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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092843/therapeutic-effects-of-bach1-sirna-on-human-breast-adenocarcinoma-cell-line
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Mansoor Aletaha, Behzad Mansoori, Ali Mohammadi, Mehdi Fazeli, Behzad Baradaran
BACKGROUND: Despite the great improvements in clinical and therapeutic techniques in recent years, many advanced breast cancer patients still died of the postoperative recurrence and metastasis of disease. Bach1 plays a role in the development of the invasive phenotypes of cancer, cell division and apoptosis in tumor cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of specific bach1 siRNAs, on the proliferation, migration, invasive, induction of apoptosis, cell cycle arrest and alter EMT related miRNA of MDA-MB-468 cells (breast cancer)...
January 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092532/improved-shear-wave-group-velocity-estimation-method-based-on-spatiotemporal-peak-and-thresholding-motion-search
#2
Carolina Amador Carrascal, Shigao Chen, Armando Manduca, James F Greenleaf, Matthew Urban
Quantitative ultrasound elastography is increasingly being used in the assessment of chronic liver disease. Many studies have reported ranges of liver shear wave velocities values for healthy individuals and patients with different stages of liver fibrosis. Nonetheless, ongoing efforts exist to stabilize quantitative ultrasound elastography measurements by assessing factors that influence tissue shear wave velocity values, such as food intake, body mass index (BMI), ultrasound scanners, scanning protocols, ultrasound image quality, etc...
January 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092429/residents-understanding-of-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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Paul Cooper, Morgan Hindes, Timothy M Maul, Stephen C Cook
OBJECTIVE: Medical residents are exposed to increasing numbers of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). While inadequate ACHD knowledge may lead to inappropriate practice, this educational deficit has not been investigated. Our aim was to analyze residents' attitudes, perceived ability, and knowledge of ACHD medicine. DESIGN, METHODS, OUTCOME MEASURES: A single center, multiprogram cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 using an electronic survey to assess 472 medical residents' perceived knowledge and self-assessed skills related to ACHD medicine...
January 16, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092306/tripeptide-k-d-pt-is-well-tolerated-in-mild-to-moderate-ulcerative-colitis-results-from-a-randomized-multicenter-study
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Torsten Kucharzik, Gunter Lemmnitz, Christoph Abels, Christian Maaser
BACKGROUND: K(D)PT showed marked anti-inflammatory properties in preclinical studies and exhibited very low toxicity in phase I and preclinical trials. In this study, efficacy and safety of oral K(D)PT were evaluated in patients with mild-to-moderate active ulcerative colitis. METHODS: A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, phase IIa trial was performed comparing add-on oral K(D)PT twice a day (20, 50, or 100 mg) with placebo in patients with mild-to-moderate active ulcerative colitis on baseline medication...
January 12, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092258/-frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-case-series-and-literature-review
#5
Fátima Tinoco-Fragoso, Judith Domínguez-Cherit, Silvia Méndez-Flores
Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a disease characterized by a symmetric and progressive loss of hair in the fronto-temporal and fronto-parietal lines that generally affects postmenopausal women. It is considered a variant of lichen planus pilaris for its clinical and histopathological features; although, its etiopathology is still unknown. In this report, we analyzed 4 cases of this disease and we discussed its clinical and histopathological characteristics, as well as their course after initiating treatment.
January 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092070/current-bioengineering-and-regenerative-strategies-for-the-generation-of-kidney-grafts-on-demand
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REVIEW
Ximo García-Domínguez, Jose S Vicente, Cesar D Vera-Donoso, Francisco Marco-Jimenez
Currently in the USA, one name is added to the organ transplant waiting list every 15 min. As this list grows rapidly, fewer than one-third of waiting patients can receive matched organs from donors. Unfortunately, many patients who require a transplant have to wait for long periods of time, and many of them die before receiving the desired organ. In the USA alone, over 100,000 patients are waiting for a kidney transplant. However, it is a problem that affects around 6% of the word population. Therefore, seeking alternative solutions to this problem is an urgent work...
January 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091971/mate-limitation-in-fungal-plant-parasites-can-lead-to-cyclic-epidemics-in-perennial-host-populations
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Virginie Ravigné, Valérie Lemesle, Alicia Walter, Ludovic Mailleret, Frédéric M Hamelin
Fungal plant parasites represent a growing concern for biodiversity and food security. Most ascomycete species are capable of producing different types of infectious spores both asexually and sexually. Yet the contributions of both types of spores to epidemiological dynamics have still to been fully researched. Here we studied the effect of mate limitation in parasites which perform both sexual and asexual reproduction in the same host. Since mate limitation implies positive density dependence at low population density, we modeled the dynamics of such species with both density-dependent (sexual) and density-independent (asexual) transmission rates...
January 13, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091932/current-concept-of-igg4-related-disease
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Kazuichi Okazaki, Hisanori Umehara
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a fibroinflammatory disease of unknown etiology, which is characterized by a tendency to form tumefactive lesions, increased serum levels of IgG4, and massive infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells with storiform fibrosis and/or obliterative phlebitis. Patients with IgG4-RD have frequently multiorgan involvements such as the pancreas, biliary tree, salivary glands, periorbital tissues, kidneys, lungs, lymph nodes, and retroperitoneum. IgG4-RD mainly affects middle-aged to elderly men except for involvement in lachrymal and salivary glands, so-called Mikulicz's disease...
December 28, 2016: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090762/use-of-ace-inhibition-and-blood-pressure-management-in-deferring-dialysis-initiation
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Lucia Del Vecchio, Ugo Teatini, Francesco Locatelli
Elevated blood pressure is one of the most significant risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD); its treatment is a milestone in CKD management. While it is accepted that a stricter blood pressure control is indicated in patients with proteinuria or microalbuminuria, the exact degree of blood pressure reduction to be obtained in CKD patients is still under debate. Following more recent interpretation of old trials, a BP target for < 140/90 mmHg is suggested for non-proteinuric CKD patients...
January 13, 2017: Panminerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090681/excess-of-exercise-increases-the-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
A Müssigbrodt, A Weber, J Mandrola, Y van Belle, S Richter, M Döring, A Arya, P Sommer, A Bollmann, G Hindricks
An interesting and still not well-understood example for old medical wisdom "Sola dosis facit venenum" is the increased prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in athletes. Numerous studies have shown a fourfold to eightfold increased risk of AF in athletes compared to the normal population. Analysis of the existing data suggests a dose-dependent effect of exercise. Moderate exercise seems to have a protective effect and decreases the risk of AF, whereas excessive exercise seems to increase the risk of AF. The described cases illustrate clinical manifestations within the spectrum of AF in elderly athletes, that is, exercise-induced AF, vagal AF, chronic AF, and atrial flutter...
January 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090375/autologous-bone-marrow-transplantation-in-multiple-sclerosis-biomarker-relevance-for-patient-recruitment-and-follow-up
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Ana C Londoño, Carlos A Mora
BACKGROUND: Despite the current availability of disease modifying therapies for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, there are still patients who suffer from severe neurological dysfunction in the relapsing-remitting or early progressive forms of the disease. For these patients autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant offers an important therapeutic solution to prevent progression to irreversible disability. In spite of multiple studies in the last two decades, patient inclusion criteria, protocols for peripheral blood stem cell mobilization and bone marrow cell conditioning and methodology of follow up for autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant in multiple sclerosis have not been strictly unified...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090320/immunopathogenesis-of-granulomas-in-chronic-autoinflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Wilhelmina Maria Cornelia Timmermans, Jan Alexander Michael van Laar, Petrus Martinus van Hagen, Menno Cornelis van Zelm
Granulomas are clusters of immune cells. These structures can be formed in reaction to infection and display signs of necrosis, such as in tuberculosis. Alternatively, in several immune disorders, such as sarcoidosis, Crohn's disease and common variable immunodeficiency, non-caseating granulomas are formed without an obvious infectious trigger. Despite advances in our understanding of the human immune system, the pathogenesis underlying these non-caseating granulomas in chronic inflammatory diseases is still poorly understood...
December 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089635/venetoclax-plus-rituximab-in-relapsed-or-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-a-phase-1b-study
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John F Seymour, Shuo Ma, Danielle M Brander, Michael Y Choi, Jacqueline Barrientos, Matthew S Davids, Mary Ann Anderson, Anne W Beaven, Steven T Rosen, Constantine S Tam, Betty Prine, Suresh K Agarwal, Wijith Munasinghe, Ming Zhu, L Leanne Lash, Monali Desai, Elisa Cerri, Maria Verdugo, Su Young Kim, Rod A Humerickhouse, Gary B Gordon, Thomas J Kipps, Andrew W Roberts
BACKGROUND: Selective BCL2 inhibition with venetoclax has substantial activity in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Combination therapy with rituximab enhanced activity in preclinical models. The aim of this study was to assess the safety, pharmacokinetics, and activity of venetoclax in combination with rituximab. METHODS: Adult patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (according to the 2008 Modified International Workshop on CLL guidelines) or small lymphocytic lymphoma were eligible for this phase 1b, dose-escalation trial...
January 12, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089625/azathioprine-for-refractory-ulcerative-proctitis-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
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Anne-Laure Mallet, Guillaume Bouguen, Guillaume Conroy, Xavier Roblin, Jean-Bernard Delobel, Jean-François Bretagne, Laurent Siproudhis, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
BACKGROUND: Efficacy of azathioprine (AZA) in refractory ulcerative proctitis (UP) is unknown. METHODS: All patients treated with AZA for refractory UP in three referral centers between 2002 and 2012 were included. "Treatment success" in the long-term was defined as the absence of colectomy during follow-up, no need for anti-TNF during follow-up, no ongoing systemic steroids use, no adverse event leading to AZA withdrawal, and clinically quiescent disease at last follow-up...
December 13, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089594/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-sensitive-exon-19-insertion-and-exon-20-insertion-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yen-Ting Lin, Yi-Nan Liu, Shang-Gin Wu, James Chih-Hsin Yang, Jin-Yuan Shih
BACKGROUND: The clinical responsiveness to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with exon 19 insertion and the specific exon 20 insertion (A763_Y764 insFQEA) are still not well known. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed cancer specimens taken from NSCLC patients for EGFR mutations using RNA reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction or direct DNA sequencing. The clinical course and responsiveness to an EGFR TKI in patients with EGFR exon 19 insertion or exon 20 insertion (A763_Y764 insFQEA) were recorded...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089453/serum-uromodulin-is-a-predictive-biomarker-for-cardiovascular-events-and-overall-mortality-in-coronary-patients
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Andreas Leiherer, Axel Muendlein, Christoph H Saely, Janine Ebner, Eva M Brandtner, Peter Fraunberger, Heinz Drexel
BACKGROUND: Uromodulin is a protein produced exclusively by the kidneys and present in urine and blood. In contrast to weak and in part contradictory study data on uromodulin in urine samples, the analysis of serum samples recently proved uromodulin's value as superior biomarker for ongoing kidney disease. Whether serum uromodulin is associated with cardiovascular event risk and whether it has predictive power for overall mortality is still unknown and has been evaluated in the present study...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089434/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-and-barrett-s-esophagus-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-possible-underestimated-long-term-complication
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Alfredo Genco, Emanuele Soricelli, Giovanni Casella, Roberta Maselli, Lidia Castagneto-Gissey, Nicola Di Lorenzo, Nicola Basso
BACKGROUND: Morbidly obese patients are affected by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hiatal hernia (HH) more frequently than lean patients. Because of conflicting results, the indication to sleeve gastrectomy (SG) in patients with GERD is still debated. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the incidence of GERD on the basis of clinical, endoscopic, and histologic data in patients undergoing SG. SETTINGS: University hospital, Rome, Italy. METHODS: From July 2007 to January 2010, 162 patients underwent primary SG...
December 9, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089289/evaluation-of-five-serologic-assays-for-bovine-tuberculosis-surveillance-in-domestic-free-range-pigs-from-southern-spain
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Fernando Cardoso-Toset, Inmaculada Luque, Librado Carrasco, Francisco Jurado-Martos, María Ángeles Risalde, Ángel Venteo, José A Infantes-Lorenzo, Javier Bezos, Paloma Rueda, Istar Tapia, Christian Gortázar, Lucas Domínguez, Mercedes Domínguez, Jaime Gomez-Laguna
In countries where bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is still prevalent the contact among different animal species in extensive systems contributes to the circulation of Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) and other members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC). Thus, free-range pigs can develop subclinical infections and may contribute to disease spread to bovine and wildlife. Serodiagnosis has been proposed as a screening tool for detecting infected pig herds; however, the value of this method to obtain an accurate diagnosis in this species is still not clear...
December 29, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089147/sequent-please-vs-pantera-lux-drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty-in-real-life-results-from-the-d%C3%A3-sseldorf-dcb-registry
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Athena Assadi-Schmidt, Annemarie Mohring, Eva Liebsch, Lisa Dannenberg, Alina Achilles, Martin Pöhl, Shazia Afzal, Verena Veulemans, Patrick Horn, Roberto Sansone, Florian Bönner, Bodo Levkau, Malte Kelm, Tobias Zeus, Amin Polzin
BACKGROUND: In-stent restenosis (ISR) is still a major concern in interventional cardiology. Drug coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty has been shown to be a promising option in treatment of ISR. However heterogeneity of different DCBs in suppression of neointimal growth has been described in a porcine model of coronary ISR. Therefore, in this registry analysis, we compared two frequently used paclitaxel eluting DCBs, the SeQuent Please and the Pantera Lux DCB. METHODS: 571 patients were treated with DCB angioplasty at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf between 2009 and 2012...
December 13, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089118/occupational-lung-diseases-from-old-and-novel-exposures-to-effective-preventive-strategies
#20
REVIEW
Paul Cullinan, Xavier Muñoz, Hille Suojalehto, Raymond Agius, Surinder Jindal, Torben Sigsgaard, Anders Blomberg, Denis Charpin, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Mridu Gulati, Yangho Kim, Arthur L Frank, Metin Akgün, David Fishwick, Rafael E de la Hoz, Subhabrata Moitra
Occupational exposure is an important, global cause of respiratory disease. Unlike many other non-communicable lung diseases, the proximal causes of many occupational lung diseases are well understood and they should be amenable to control with use of established and effective approaches. Therefore, the risks arising from exposure to silica and asbestos are well known, as are the means of their prevention. Although the incidence of occupational lung disease has decreased in many countries, in parts of the world undergoing rapid economic transition and population growth-often with large informal and unregulated workforces-occupational exposures continue to impose a heavy burden of disease...
January 6, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
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