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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805165/repurposing-as-a-strategy-for-the-discovery-of-new-anti-leishmanials-the-state-of-the-art
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Rebecca L Charlton, Bartira Rossi-Bergmann, Paul W Denny, Patrick G Steel
Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne neglected tropical disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania for which there is a paucity of effective viable non-toxic drugs. There are 1·3 million new cases each year causing considerable socio-economic hardship, best measured in 2·4 million disability adjusted life years, with greatest impact on the poorest communities, which means that desperately needed new antileishmanial treatments have to be both affordable and accessible. Established medicines with cheaper and faster development times may hold the cure for this neglected tropical disease...
August 14, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800871/malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-state-of-the-art-and-advanced-cell-therapy
#2
Giorgio Facchetti, Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari, Isabella Rimoldi
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive malignancy highly resistant to chemotherapy, with a response rate of 20% of patients and for this reason an efficient treatment is still a challenge. Platinum-based chemotherapy in association with a third-generation antifolate is the front-line standard of care whereas any second-line treatment was approved for MPM thus making it a pathology that evokes the need for new therapeutic agents. Different platinum-drugs were synthesised and tested as an option for patients who are not candidates to cisplatin-based therapy...
August 2, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783804/increasing-public-health-awareness-of-and-capacity-for-arts-based-therapy-in-medicine
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Waqas Ullah Khan, Hilary Moss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 7, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781219/a-randomized-controlled-study-of-art-observation-training-to-improve-medical-student-ophthalmology-skills
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Jaclyn Gurwin, Karen E Revere, Suzannah Niepold, Barbara Bassett, Rebecca Mitchell, Stephanie Davidson, Horace DeLisser, Gil Binenbaum
PURPOSE: Observation and description are critical to the practice of medicine, and to ophthalmology in particular. However, medical education does not provide explicit training in these areas, and medical students are often criticized for deficiencies in these skills. We sought to evaluate the effects of formal observation training in the visual arts on the general and ophthalmologic observational skills of medical students. DESIGN: Randomized, single-masked, controlled trial...
August 3, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773109/thermomechanical-properties-of-polylactic-acid-graphene-composites-a-state-of-the-art-review-for-biomedical-applications
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REVIEW
Ilker S Bayer
Due to its biodegradable and bioabsorbable characteristics polylactic acid (PLA) has attracted considerable attention for numerous biomedical applications. Moreover, a number of tissue engineering problems for function restoration of impaired tissues have been addressed by using PLA and its copolymers due to their biocompatibility and distinctive mechanical properties. Recent studies on various stereocomplex formation between enantiomeric PLA, poly(l-lactide) (PLLA) and poly(d-lactide) (PDLA) indicated that stereocomplexation enhances the mechanical properties as well as the thermal- and hydrolysis-resistance of PLA polymers...
July 4, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768489/improved-anticancer-drug-response-prediction-in-cell-lines-using-matrix-factorization-with-similarity-regularization
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Lin Wang, Xiaozhong Li, Louxin Zhang, Qiang Gao
BACKGROUND: Human cancer cell lines are used in research to study the biology of cancer and to test cancer treatments. Recently there are already some large panels of several hundred human cancer cell lines which are characterized with genomic and pharmacological data. The ability to predict drug responses using these pharmacogenomics data can facilitate the development of precision cancer medicines. Although several methods have been developed to address the drug response prediction, there are many challenges in obtaining accurate prediction...
August 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757882/desktop-genetics
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EDITORIAL
Soren H Hough, Ayokunmi Ajetunmobi, Leigh Brody, Neil Humphryes-Kirilov, Edward Perello
Desktop Genetics is a bioinformatics company building a gene-editing platform for personalized medicine. The company works with scientists around the world to design and execute state-of-the-art clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) experiments. Desktop Genetics feeds the lessons learned about experimental intent, single-guide RNA design and data from international genomics projects into a novel CRISPR artificial intelligence system. We believe that machine learning techniques can transform this information into a cognitive therapeutic development tool that will revolutionize medicine...
November 2016: Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757583/chalcone-derivatives-promising-starting-points-for-drug-design
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REVIEW
Marcelo N Gomes, Eugene N Muratov, Maristela Pereira, Josana C Peixoto, Lucimar P Rosseto, Pedro V L Cravo, Carolina H Andrade, Bruno J Neves
Medicinal chemists continue to be fascinated by chalcone derivatives because of their simple chemistry, ease of hydrogen atom manipulation, straightforward synthesis, and a variety of promising biological activities. However, chalcones have still not garnered deserved attention, especially considering their high potential as chemical sources for designing and developing new effective drugs. In this review, we summarize current methodological developments towards the design and synthesis of new chalcone derivatives and state-of-the-art medicinal chemistry strategies (bioisosterism, molecular hybridization, and pro-drug design)...
July 25, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757320/restoring-the-art-of-medicine
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EDITORIAL
Joseph Mambu, Maple Glen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756159/automatic-identification-of-high-impact-articles-in-pubmed-to-support-clinical-decision-making
#10
Jiantao Bian, Mohammad Amin Morid, Siddhartha Jonnalagadda, Gang Luo, Guilherme Del Fiol
OBJECTIVES: The practice of evidence-based medicine involves integrating the latest best available evidence into patient care decisions. Yet, critical barriers exist for clinicians' retrieval of evidence that is relevant for a particular patient from primary sources such as randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses. To help address those barriers, we investigated machine learning algorithms that find clinical studies with high clinical impact from PubMed®. METHODS: Our machine learning algorithms use a variety of features including bibliometric features (e...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747984/annual-tendency-of-research-papers-used-icr-mice-as-experimental-animals-in-biomedical-research-fields
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Ji Eun Kim, Jung Hoon Nam, Joon Young Cho, Kil Soo Kim, Dae Youn Hwang
Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) mice have been widely used in various research fields including toxicology, oncology, pharmacology, and pharmaceutical product safety testing for decades. However, annual tendency of research papers involving ICR mice in various biomedical fields has not been previously analyzed. In this study, we examined the numbers of papers that used ICR mice as experimental animals in the social science, natural science, engineering, medicine-pharmacy, marine agriculture-fishery, and art-kinesiology fields by analyzing big data...
June 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744776/between-history-art-and-medicine-the-dresden-friedrichstadt-hospital-its-neptune-fountain-and-connections-to-vienna
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Uwe Wollina, Sabine Hunger, André Koch, Katlein França, Torello Lotti, Massimo Fioranelli, Maria Grazia Roccia
The Dresden-Friedrichstadt hospital originated from Marcolini's summer palace. It was founded in 1845 and opened in 1849. It is a place where history and art of European importance mixes with technical and medical innovations. We reflect on the meetings of Napoleon Bonaparte and Metternich in 1812, the creation of the famous Neptune fountain by Longuelune and Matielli and two outstanding physicians of the 19(th) century, the surgeon Eduard Zeis, who coined the medical term "plastic surgery", and Maximilian Nitze, inventor of the first "modern" cystoscope and the father of urology...
July 25, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741222/network-of-anatomical-texts-nanatex-an-open-source-project-for-visualizing-the-interaction-between-anatomical-terms
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Ryusuke Momota, Aiji Ohtsuka
Anatomy is the science and art of understanding the structure of the body and its components in relation to the functions of the whole-body system. Medicine is based on a deep understanding of anatomy, but quite a few introductory-level learners are overwhelmed by the sheer amount of anatomical terminology that must be understood, so they regard anatomy as a dull and dense subject. To help them learn anatomical terms in a more contextual way, we started a new open-source project, the Network of Anatomical Texts (NAnaTex), which visualizes relationships of body components by integrating text-based anatomical information using Cytoscape, a network visualization software platform...
July 24, 2017: Anatomical Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740592/art-and-medicine-with-dr-phil
#14
Laura Gerik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739117/update-on-fertility-preservation-from-the-barcelona-international-society-for-fertility-preservation-eshre-asrm-2015-expert-meeting-indications-results-and-future-perspectives
#15
Francisca Martinez
STUDY QUESTION: What progress has been made in fertility preservation (FP) over the last decade? SUMMARY ANSWER: FP techniques have been widely adopted over the last decade and therefore the establishment of international registries on their short- and long-term outcomes is strongly recommended. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: FP is a fundamental issue for both males and females whose future fertility may be compromised. Reproductive capacity may be seriously affected by age, different medical conditions and also by treatments, especially those with gonadal toxicity...
July 20, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735655/an-intramedullary-nail-coated-with-antibiotic-and-growth-factor-nanoparticles-an-individualized-state-of-the-art-treatment-for-chronic-osteomyelitis-with-bone-defects
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Roberto Berebichez-Fridman, Pablo Montero-Olvera, Ricardo Gómez-García, Enrique Berebichez-Fastlicht
Among various infections, chronic osteomyelitis is one of the most challenging in terms of treatment. This infection is more common among patients with open fractures and those who have undergone elective orthopedic procedures. The treatment of osteomyelitis requires high antibiotic doses and an aggressive and multifaceted surgical approach. The use of parenteral antibiotics alone, without debridement, is not sufficiently effective, due to the formation of sequestra and the low vascularity of the affected area...
August 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734784/drug-delivery-innovations-to-address-global-health-challenges-for-pediatric-and-geriatric-populations-through-improvements-in-patient-compliance
#17
Joshua Boateng
Despite significant advances in pharmaceutical and biotechnological drug discovery, the global population is plagued with many challenging diseases. These are further compounded by anticipated explosion in an ageing population, which presents several problems such as polypharmacy, dysphagia and neurological conditions, resulting in non-compliance and disease complications. For antibiotics, poor compliance, can result in development of drug resistant infections which can be fatal. Further, children, especially, in developing countries die unnecessarily from easily treatable diseases (e...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733975/deep-convolutional-neural-network-and-3d-deformable-approach-for-tissue-segmentation-in-musculoskeletal-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Fang Liu, Zhaoye Zhou, Hyungseok Jang, Alexey Samsonov, Gengyan Zhao, Richard Kijowski
PURPOSE: To describe and evaluate a new fully automated musculoskeletal tissue segmentation method using deep convolutional neural network (CNN) and three-dimensional (3D) simplex deformable modeling to improve the accuracy and efficiency of cartilage and bone segmentation within the knee joint. METHODS: A fully automated segmentation pipeline was built by combining a semantic segmentation CNN and 3D simplex deformable modeling. A CNN technique called SegNet was applied as the core of the segmentation method to perform high resolution pixel-wise multi-class tissue classification...
July 21, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733920/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-among-persons-living-with-hiv-in-the-era-of-combined-antiretroviral-treatment
#19
Sean N Halpin, Edwin Clayton Carruth, Ramona P Rai, E Jennifer Edelman, David A Fiellin, Cynthia Gibert, Kirsha S Gordon, Wei Huang, Amy Justice, Vincent C Marconi, David Rimland, Molly M Perkins
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), often pursued independent of prescribing clinicians, may interact with traditional treatments, yet CAM use has not been well characterized among people living with HIV (PLWH) in the combined antiretroviral therapy (ART) era. We analyzed data from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (October 2012-April 2015) to characterize CAM use in PLWH on ART. CAM users were more likely to have lived longer with HIV, report more bothersome symptoms, be prescribed more benzodiazepines and opioids, and consume less nicotine and alcohol...
July 21, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730130/nutritional-counseling-for-obese-children-with-obesity-related-metabolic-abnormalities-in-korea
#20
REVIEW
Ki Soo Kang
Child obesity has become a significant health issue in Korea. Prevalence of obesity in school-age children in Korea has been alarmingly rising since 2008. Prevalence of obesity among infants and preschool-age children in Korea has doubled since 2008. Obese children may develop serious health complications. Before nutritional counseling is pursued, several points should be initially considered. The points are modifiable risk factors, assessment for child obesity, and principles of treatment. Motivational interviewing and a multidisciplinary team approach are key principles to consider in managing child obesity effectively in the short-term as well as long-term...
June 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
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