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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241480/pro-resolving-molecules-new-approaches-to-treat-sepsis
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REVIEW
Christa Buechler, Rebekka Pohl, Charalampos Aslanidis
Inflammation is a complex response of the body to exogenous and endogenous insults. Chronic and systemic diseases are attributed to uncontrolled inflammation. Molecules involved in the initiation of inflammation are very well studied while pathways regulating its resolution are insufficiently investigated. Approaches to down-modulate mediators relevant for the onset and duration of inflammation are successful in some chronic diseases, while all of them have failed in sepsis patients. Inflammation and immune suppression characterize sepsis, indicating that anti-inflammatory strategies alone are inappropriate for its therapy...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241435/polypharmacy-in-zoological-medicine
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REVIEW
Robert P Hunter, Ramiro Isaza
Polypharmacy is a term that describes the inappropriate, concurrent use of multiple drugs in an individual patient. Zoological medicine practitioners must take approved agents (veterinary or human) and extrapolate their use to non-approved species often with little species-specific pharmacological evidence to support their decisions. When considering polypharmacy, even less information exists concerning multi-drug pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, or potential drug-drug interactions in non-domestic species...
February 22, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241392/the-high-incidence-of-severe-chronic-kidney-disease-after-intestinal-transplantation-and-its-impact-on-patient-and-graft-survival
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Geneviève Huard, Kishore Iyer, Jang Moon, John T Doucette, Vinay Nair, Thomas D Schiano
INTRODUCTION: Using data from the SRTR, cumulative incidence, risk factors for, and impact on survival of severe CKD in ITx recipients were assessed. METHODS: First-time adult ITx recipients transplanted in the United States between 01/01/1990 and 12/31/2012 were included. Severe CKD after ITx was defined as: GFR <30 ml/min/1.73m(2) , chronic hemodialysis initiation, or KTx. Survival analysis and extended Cox model were conducted. RESULTS: The cumulative incidence of severe CKD one, five and ten years after ITx was 3...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241271/effect-of-reminder-devices-on-medication-adherence-the-remind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Niteesh K Choudhry, Alexis A Krumme, Patrick M Ercole, Charmaine Girdish, Angela Y Tong, Nazleen F Khan, Troyen A Brennan, Olga S Matlin, William H Shrank, Jessica M Franklin
Importance: Forgetfulness is a major contributor to nonadherence to chronic disease medications and could be addressed with medication reminder devices. Objective: To compare the effect of 3 low-cost reminder devices on medication adherence. Design, Setting, and Participants: This 4-arm, block-randomized clinical trial involved 53 480 enrollees of CVS Caremark, a pharmacy benefit manager, across the United States. Eligible participants were aged 18 to 64 years and taking 1 to 3 oral medications for long-term use...
February 27, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241217/medicare-part-d-plans-coverage-and-cost-sharing-for-acute-rescue-and-preventive-inhalers-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Chien-Wen Tseng, Jinoos Yazdany, R Adams Dudley, Colette DeJong, Dhruv S Kazi, Randi Chen, Grace A Lin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241080/replication-of-cmv-in-the-gut-of-hiv-infected-individuals-and-epithelial-barrier-dysfunction
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Ekaterina Maidji, Ma Somsouk, Jose M Rivera, Peter W Hunt, Cheryl A Stoddart
Although invasive cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease is uncommon in the era of antiretroviral therapy (ART), asymptomatic CMV coinfection is nearly ubiquitous in HIV infected individuals. While microbial translocation and gut epithelial barrier dysfunction may promote persistent immune activation in treated HIV infection, potentially contributing to morbidity and mortality, it has been unclear whether CMV replication in individuals with no symptoms of CMV disease might play a role in this process. We hypothesized that persistent CMV replication in the intestinal epithelium of HIV/CMV-coinfected individuals impairs gut epithelial barrier function...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241062/increased-breakdown-of-kynurenine-towards-its-neurotoxic-branch-in-bipolar-disorder
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Armin Birner, Martina Platzer, Susanne Astrid Bengesser, Nina Dalkner, Frederike T Fellendorf, Robert Queissner, Rene Pilz, Philipp Rauch, Alexander Maget, Carlo Hamm, Simone Herzog-Eberhard, Harald Mangge, Dietmar Fuchs, Natalie Moll, Sieglinde Zelzer, Gregor Schütze, Markus Schwarz, Bernd Reininghaus, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer, Eva Z Reininghaus
INTRODUCTION: Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic psychiatric disease which can take most different and unpredictable courses. It is accompanied by unspecific brainstructural changes and cognitive decline. The neurobiological underpinnings of these processes are still unclear. Emerging evidence suggests that tryptophan catabolites (TRYCATs), which involve all metabolites of tryptophan towards the kynurenine (KYN) branch, are involved in the etiology as well as in the course of BD. They are proposed to be mediators of immune-inflammation and neurodegeneration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241054/manchette-acrosome-disorders-during-spermiogenesis-and-low-efficiency-of-seminiferous-tubules-in-hypercholesterolemic-rabbit-model
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Layla Simón, Abi K Funes, Martín A Yapur, María E Cabrillana, María A Monclus, Paola V Boarelli, Amanda E Vincenti, Tania E Saez Lancellotti, Miguel W Fornés
Hypercholesterolemia is a marker for several adult chronic diseases. Recently we demonstrated that sub/infertility is also associated to Hypercholesterolemia in rabbits. Seminal alterations included: abnormal sperm morphology, decreased sperm number and declined percentage of motile sperm, among others. In this work, our objective was to evaluate the effects of hypercholesterolemia on testicular efficiency and spermiogenesis, as the latter are directly related to sperm number and morphology respectively. Tubular efficiency was determined by comparing total number of spermatogenic cells with each cell type within the proliferation/differentiation compartments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241035/association-of-a-new-fcn3-haplotype-with-high-ficolin-3-levels-in-leprosy
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Fabiana Antunes Andrade, Marcia Holsbach Beltrame, Valéria Bumiller Bini, Letícia Boslooper Gonçalves, Angelica Beat Winter Boldt, Iara José de Taborda Messias-Reason
Leprosy is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae that mainly affects the skin and peripheral nervous system, leading to a high disability rate and social stigma. Previous studies have shown a contribution of genes encoding products of the lectin pathway of complement in the modulation of the susceptibility to leprosy; however, the ficolin-3/FCN3 gene impact on leprosy is currently unknown. The aim of the present study was to investigate if FCN3 polymorphisms (rs532781899: g.1637delC, rs28362807: g...
February 27, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240807/genetic-hematological-and-immunological-disorders-transmissible-with-liver-transplantation
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REVIEW
Amy Tan, Sander S Florman, Thomas D Schiano
It is well recognized that solid organ transplantation can transmit bacterial infection, chronic viral hepatitis as well as certain cancers. As indications for liver transplantation have expanded, it has been used to treat and even cure certain genetic cholestatic disorders, urea cycle defects and coagulation abnormalities; many of these conditions are potentially transmissible with liver transplantation as well. It is important for clinicians and transplant patients to be aware of these potentially transmissible conditions as unexplained post-liver transplant complications can sometimes be related to donor transmission of disease and thus should prompt a thorough exploration of the donor allograft history...
February 27, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240787/newly-diagnosed-immune-thrombocytopenia-adults-clinical-epidemiology-exposure-to-treatments-and-evolution-results-of-the-carmen-multicenter-prospective-cohort
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Guillaume Moulis, Johanne Germain, Thibault Comont, Natacha Brun, Claire Dingremont, Brice Castel, Sophie Arista, Laurent Sailler, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre, Odile Beyne-Rauzy, Bertrand Godeau, Daniel Adoue
The clinical epidemiology of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is not well known in adults. This study was aimed at assessing the clinical epidemiology of incident ITP adults, the factors associated with chronicity and exposure to treatments. This study was conducted in the CARMEN registry, a multicentric prospective cohort aimed at including all newly diagnosed ITP adults in the French Midi-Pyrénées region, South of France (3 million inhabitants) from June 2013. Descriptive analyses and multivariate logistic regression models were conducted...
February 27, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240764/allergic-rhinitis-and-cxcr3-chemokines
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V Mazzi, P Fallahi
The underlying mechanism of allergic rhinitis involves IgE antibodies attaching to the allergen and causing the release of inflammatory chemicals such as histamine from mast cells. Cytokines are very important in this process. Many data suggest a systemic shift to more intensely type 1-dominated immune responses in non-allergic individuals and, conversely, to more type 2-dominated responses in allergic individuals upon natural re-exposure to grass pollen. However other studies have found that chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand (CXCL)10/ interferon (IFN)-γ-induced protein 10 (IP-10) and CXCL9/monokine induced by IFN-γ (MIG) concentrations are elevated in nasal lavages from allergic patients suggesting that these chemokines may play a role in chronic allergic inflammation...
January 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240761/hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-cxcr3-chemokines-a-narrative-review
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E Giusy, F Poupak
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) results from several factors like viral hepatitis infection [hepatitis B, or C (25%)] or occupational exposure. T-helper (Th)1 inflammatory cells, characterized by interferon (IFN)-γ and interleukin (IL)-2 secretion, predominate in the liver during chronic HCV infection, and chemokines attracting these cells are particularly important in disease progression. Among C-X-C chemokines, the non-ELR group [as IFN-γ-induced protein 10 (IP-10), monokine induced by IFN-γ (MIG) and IFN-inducible T-cell-alpha chemoattractant (I-TAC)], attracts Th1-cells interacting with chemokine C-X-C receptor (CXCR3)...
January 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240739/tubular-peroxiredoxin-3-as-a-predictor-of-renal-recovery-from-acute-tubular-necrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Chia-Lin Wu, Tzu-Cheng Su, Chia-Chu Chang, Chew-Teng Kor, Chung-Ho Chang, Tao-Hsiang Yang, Ping-Fang Chiu, Der-Cherng Tarng
Peroxiredoxin 3 (PRX3) is a mitochondrial antioxidant that regulates apoptosis in various cancers. However, whether tubular PRX3 predicts recovery of renal function following acute kidney injury (AKI) remains unknown. This retrospective cohort study included 54 hospitalized patients who had AKI with biopsy-proven acute tubular necrosis (ATN). The study endpoint was renal function recovery within 6 months. Of the 54 enrolled patients, 25 (46.3%) had pre-existing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 33 (61%) recovered renal function...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240730/delphi-consensus-on-the-monitoring-tools-of-main-individual-risk-factors-for-chronic-diseases-by-the-company-doctor
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Marco Cremaschini, Roberto Moretti, Marinella Valoti, Giorgio Barbaglio, Mariangela Arnoldi, Flavia Bigoni, Elena Guaschi, Federico Merisi, Pierluigi Passera, Angelo Rebba, Marino Signori, Maurizio Tomio, Alberto Baldasseroni, Paolo Carrer, Giovanni Costa, Luigi Dal Cason, Azelio De Santa, Umberto Gelatti, Claudio Gili, Andrea Magrini, Giuseppe Masanotti, Giampietro Mosconi, Giantommaso Pagliaro, Ernesto Ramistella, Maurizio Ronchin, Luciano Riboldi, Pietro Sartorelli, Emanuele Scafato, Antonello Serra, Biagio Tinghino, Pasquale Valente, Maria Rosa Valetto, Luisella Vigna
BACKGROUND: Data on individual risk factors for chronic diseases (smoking, physical activity, body mass) are collected by company physicians in heterogeneous ways. This makes comparisons, researches and evaluations difficult. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to find a consensus on evaluation tools for chronic diseases risk factors and for health promotion programs in workplaces that could be performed by company physicians during their clinical activity. METHODS: A first set of tools, proposed by a working group of occupational physicians in Bergamo, was submitted through the Delphi technique to a national expert panel of 22 persons including recognized national experts in specific fields and occupational physicians skilled in health promotion...
February 15, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240675/impact-of-chronic-statin-therapy-on-clinical-presentation-and-underlying-lesion-morphology-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-intervention-an-adapt-des-ivus-substudy
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Tadayuki Kadohira, Gary S Mintz, Cristiano F Souza, Bernhard Witzenbichler, D Christopher Metzger, Michael J Rinaldi, Ernest L Mazzaferri, Peter L Duffy, Giora Weisz, Thomas D Stuckey, Bruce R Brodie, Aaron Crowley, Ajay J Kirtane, Gregg W Stone, Akiko Maehara
OBJECTIVE: Previous intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) studies have not established a relationship between chronic statin use and plaque morphology and composition in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We sought to use pre-PCI grayscale and virtual histology (VH)-IVUS to assess plaque morphology and composition in patients treated with chronic statin therapy compared with patients who were not taking statins before admission and PCI. METHODS: In a prespecified substudy of the Assessment of Dual AntiPlatelet Therapy with Drug-Eluting Stents study, pre-PCI grayscale and VH-IVUS were performed in 780 patients with 916 culprit and 765 nonculprit lesions...
February 24, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240612/quick-chronic-liver-failure-sequential-organ-failure-assessment-an-easy-to-use-scoring-model-for-predicting-mortality-risk-in-critically-ill-cirrhosis-patients
#17
Xiao-Dong Zhou, Jia-Ying Zhang, Wen-Yue Liu, Sheng-Jie Wu, Ke-Qing Shi, Martin Braddock, Yong-Ping Chen, Wei-Jian Huang, Ming-Hua Zheng
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Critically ill cirrhosis patients have an increased risk of morbidity and mortality, even after admission to the ICU. Our objectives were to compare the predictive accuracy of model for end-stage liver disease (MELD), MELD-Na, UK model for end-stage liver disease, and chronic liver failure-sequential organ failure assessment (CLIF-SOFA) by the development and validation of an easy-to-use prognostic model [named quick CLIF-SOFA (qCLIF-SOFA)] for early risk prediction in critically ill patients with cirrhosis...
February 24, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240526/expression-changes-of-apoptotic-genes-in-tissues-from-mice-exposed-to-nicotine
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Cyrus Jalili, Mohammad Reza Salahshoor, Mohammad Taher Moradi, Maryam Ahookhash, Mehdi Taghadosi, Maryam Sohrabi
Objective: Smoking is the leading preventable cause of various diseases such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular disease. Nicotine, one of the major toxic components of tobacco, contributes to the pathogenesis of different diseases. Methods: Given the controversy about nicotine toxicity, the present study was conducted to determine apoptotic effects of nicotine on the heart, kidney, lung and liver of male mice. Real-time PCR was performed to identify mRNA expression changes in apoptotic-related genes between nicotine treated and control mice...
1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240525/infrapopliteal-calcification-patterns-in-critical-limb-ischemia-diagnostic-pathologic-and-therapeutic-implications-in-the-search-for-the-endovascular-holy-grail
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Jihad A Mustapha, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, Fadi Saab
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) represents the terminal stage of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and is characterized by multilevel and multivessel disease. Amongst patients with infrainguinal disease, approximately one third have predominantly isolated infrapopliteal disease and the remaining two thirds, a combination of femoropopliteal and infrapopliteal disease. Isolated infrapopliteal disease is mainly seen in the elderly, diabetic, or dialysis-dependent patients. These patients have higher risk of amputation and shorter amputation-free survival...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240436/the-ccl17-ccr4-axis-between-endometrial-stromal-cells-and-macrophages-contributes-to-the-high-levels-of-il-6-in-ectopic-milieu
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Wen-Jie Zhou, Xin-Xin Hou, Xiao-Qiu Wang, Da-Jin Li
Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the elevation of proinflammatory cytokines, such as IL-6, in the peritoneal fluid. However, the precise mechanism of the highly elevated IL-6 levels in ectopic milieu remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the cross talk between endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) and macrophages contributes to the elevated IL-6 production. Samples of endometrium and ectopic tissues were obtained from patients with or without endometriosis...
February 27, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
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