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Andrew McDowell, Neeraj Raizada, Sunil D Khaparde, Raghuram Rao, Sanjay Sarin, Aakshi Kalra, Virender Singh Salhotra, Sreenivas Achuthan Nair, Catharina Boehme, Claudia M Denkinger
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) in children presents considerable challenges. Upfront testing on Xpert® MTB/RIF ('Xpert')-a rapid molecular assay with high sensitivity and specificity-for pediatric presumptive TB patients, as recommended by India's Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP), can pave the way for early TB diagnosis. As part of an ongoing project implemented by Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) dedicated to providing upfront free-of-cost (FOC) Xpert testing to children seeking care in the public and private sectors, a qualitative assessment was designed to understand how national guidelines on TB diagnosis and Xpert technology have been integrated into the pediatric TB care practices of different health providers...
2018: PloS One
Danuta Jarocha, Karen K Vo, Randolph B Lyde, Vincent Hayes, Rodney M Camire, Mortimer Poncz
In vitro-grown megakaryocytes for generating platelets may have value in meeting the increasing demand for platelet transfusions. Remaining challenges have included the poor yield and quality of in vitro-generated platelets. We have shown that infusing megakaryocytes leads to intrapulmonary release of functional platelets. A Src kinase inhibitor (SU6656), a Rho-associated kinase inhibitor (Y27632), and an aurora B kinase inhibitor (AZD1152) have been shown to increase megakaryocyte ploidy and in vitro proplatelet release...
March 27, 2018: Blood Advances
Olivier Beauchet, Cyrille P Launay, Harmehr Sekhon, Jennifer Gautier, Julia Chabot, Elise J Levinoff, Gilles Allali
BACKGROUND: Assessment of changes in higher levels of gait control with aging is important to better understand age-related gait instability, with the perspective to improve the screening of individuals at risk for falls. The comparison between actual Timed Up and Go test (aTUG) and its imagined version (iTUG) is a simple clinical way to assess age-related changes in gait control. The modulations of iTUG performances by body positions and motor imagery (MI) strategies with normal aging have not been evaluated yet...
2018: PloS One
Wimonchat Tangamornsuksan, Manupat Lohitnavy
Importance: Dapsone-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DHS) is a life-threatening adverse drug reaction. Based on available epidemiologic studies, HLA genotypes may play an important role in DHS. Objective: To assess the association between HLA-B*1301 and dapsone-induced cutaneous adverse drug reactions (cADRs). Data Sources: Human studies investigating associations between HLA-B*1301 and dapsone-induced cADRs were systematically searched without language restriction from the inception of each database until September 12, 2017, in PubMed, the Human Genome Epidemiology Network), and the Cochrane Library...
March 14, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
Stephen R Brand, Thorsten P Degenhardt, Karen Person, Jack D Sobel, Paul Nyirjesy, Robert J Schotzinger, Amir Tavakkol
BACKGROUND: Lanosterol demethylase (CYP51), is an enzyme essential for fungal growth, and catalyzes an early step in the biosynthetic pathway of ergosterol, a sterol required for fungal cell membrane formation and integrity. CYP51 is the molecular target of the class of drugs referred to as 'azole antifungals.' VT-1161 is a novel, oral, selective inhibitor of fungal CYP51, and is being developed for the treatment of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficacy and safety of 4 dosing regimens of oral VT-1161 compared to placebo in women with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis, defined as at least 3 symptomatic episodes of acute vulvovaginal candidiasis within a 12-month period...
March 10, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Min-Suk Yang, Dong-Yoon Kang, Bomi Seo, Hye Jung Park, So-Young Park, Mi-Yeong Kim, Kyung Hee Park, So-My Koo, Young-Hee Nam, Sujeong Kim, Jae-Woo Jung, Tae-Bum Kim, Gwang Cheon Jang, Hyeon-Jong Yang, Young-Min Ahn, Jung-Won Park, Hye-Ryun Kang
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the incidence of anaphylaxis induced by individual or structurally similar cephalosporins. The aims of the study were to assess the incidence of cephalosporin-induced anaphylaxis and evaluate the clinical efficacy of screening skin tests. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, we obtained information on total cephalosporin use and cephalosporin-induced anaphylaxis in intravenous cephalosporin recipients in 12 general hospitals between 2013 and 2015...
March 8, 2018: Allergy
Yetunde A Kuyinu, Babatunde A Odugbemi, Shukrat O Salisu-Olatunji, Funmilade O Adepoju, Olumuyiwa O Odusanya
BACKGROUND: Nigeria is one of the ten countries with the highest tuberculosis (TB) burden globally and is experiencing an increasing incidence of drug resistance. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance (DR-TB) among patients screened at the TB clinic of a tertiary institution in Lagos, South-West, Nigeria. METHODS: A review of records of 840 patients with suspected drug-resistant TB was carried out from Gene Xpert test clinic register at a tertiary health facility from November 2013 to April 2015...
February 2018: Journal of the National Medical Association
S Jongen, E F P M Vuurman, J G Ramaekers, A Vermeeren
OBJECTIVE: Screening of drug-induced performance impairment is needed to provide meaningful information for users and prescribers regarding the impact of drugs on driving. The main objective was to assess the effects of oxazepam 10 mg (OXA10), oxazepam 30 mg (OXA30), and diazepam 10 mg (DIA10) on standard deviation of lateral position (SDLP) in a highway driving test in actual traffic and to determine the ability of eight neurocognitive tests to detect comparable effects. METHODS: Twenty-three healthy volunteers participated in a four-way double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study...
March 2, 2018: Psychopharmacology
Ann-Cathrin Volz, Petra Juliane Kluger
BACKGROUND AIMS: In vitro engineered adipose tissue is in great demand to treat lost or damaged soft tissue or to screen for new drugs, among other applications. However, today most attempts depend on the use of animal-derived sera. To pave the way for the application of adipose tissue-engineered products in clinical trials or as reliable and robust in vitro test systems, sera should be completely excluded from the production process. In this study, we aimed to develop an in vitro adipose tissue model in the absence of sera and maintain its function long-term...
February 26, 2018: Cytotherapy
Q Duan, R Li, M Z Liao, P X Huang, H Y Yu, T Yang, S X Shan, D M Kang
Objective: This study aimed to understand the herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) infection and related factors among female drug abusers in the women's compulsory drug rehabilitation center of Shandong province and to provide reference for the prevention and control of HSV-2 in these settings. Methods: We screened all of 451 female drug abusers in the women's compulsory drug rehabilitation centers in of Shandong province and conducted a study using both questionnaire investigation and serological tests for HSV-2, HIV and syphilis...
February 10, 2018: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
Zhao-Yan Zhang, Liang Yang, Xiao-Yan Huang, Mei-Xi Wang, Zeng-Chun Ma, Xiang-Lin Tang, Yu-Guang Wang, Yue Gao
The rapid screening technology was used to investigate the transcriptional regulation effect of main chemical constituents in tubers of Polygonum multiflorum, including 2,3,5,4'-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucopyranoside(THSG) and anthraquinones (such as rhein, chrysophanol, aloe-emodin, emodin) on CYP3A4 drug inducers induced by human pregnancy X receptor (PXR).The effect of chemical composition on the cell activity was detected by MTS cell viability assay. IC₅₀ was calculated. The expression vector and the reporter vector were co-transfected into HepG2 cells, with 10 μmol•L⁻¹ rifampicin (RIF) as a positive control, and 10 μmol•L⁻¹ ketoconazole (TKZ) as a negative control...
December 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Swechha Mishra, Sangeeta Singh
Background: In experimental therapy of cancer, survivin is considered to be one of the well-established targets. Studies have found that it is overexpression in most of the human tumors, but it is rarely found in normal tissues. It is having varied structural and functional role. It controls cell division and cellular stress response and also regulates metastasis and migration of cancerous cells. It has also been recognized as a biomarker which makes it unconventional drug target. In spite of being one of the centrally active components in metastasis and invasion, their clinical use is minimal...
January 2018: Pharmacognosy Magazine
Serge David Dago Attemene, Sylvain Beourou, Karim Tuo, Albert Alloh Gnondjui, Abibatou Konate, Andre Offianan Toure, Seraphin Kati-Coulibaly, Joseph Alico Djaman
Malaria is an infectious and deadly parasitic disease, associated with fever, anaemia and other ailments. Unfortunately the upsurge of plasmodium multidrug resistant constrained researchers to look for new effective drugs. Medicinal plants seem to be an unquenchable source of bioactive principles in the treatment of various diseases. The aim of this study was to assess the antiplasmodial activity of two Ivorian medicinal plants. The in vitro activity was evaluated against clinical isolates and Plasmodium falciparum K1 multidrug resistant strain using the fluorescence based SYBR green I assay...
March 2018: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
Marilia Takada, Maciej Parys, Emmalena Gregory-Bryson, Paulo Vilar Saavedra, Matti Kiupel, Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan
BACKGROUND: Histiocytic sarcoma is a rare disorder in humans, however it is seen with appreciable frequency in certain breeds of dogs, such as Bernese mountain dog. The purpose of this study was to fully characterize a novel canine histiocytic sarcoma cell line, and utilize it as a tool to screen for potential therapeutic drugs. METHODS: The histiocytic sarcoma cell line was characterized by expression of cellular markers as determined by immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry techniques...
March 1, 2018: BMC Cancer
Giovanna Peruzzi, Giorgia Sinibaldi, Giulia Silvani, Giancarlo Ruocco, Carlo Massimo Casciola
Traditional drug delivery systems, where pharmaceutical agents are conveyed to the target tissue through the blood circulation, suffer of poor therapeutic efficiency and limited selectivity largely due to the low permeability of the highly specialised biological interface represented by the endothelial layer. Examples concern cancer therapeutics or degenerative disorders where drug delivery is inhibited by the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Microbubbles injected into the bloodstream undergo volume oscillations under localised ultrasound irradiation and possibly collapse near the site of interest, with no effect on the rest of the endothelium...
February 16, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Steven J Ondersma, Dace S Svikis, Casey Thacker, Ken Resnicow, Jessica R Beatty, James Janisse, Karoline Puder
BACKGROUND: Under-reporting of drug use in the perinatal period is well-documented, and significantly limits the reach of proactive intervention approaches. The Wayne Indirect Drug Use Screener (WIDUS) focuses on correlates of drug use rather than use itself. This trial tested a computer-delivered, brief intervention designed for use with indirect screen-positive cases, seeking to motivate reductions in drug use without presuming its presence. METHODS: Randomized clinical trial with 500 WIDUS-positive postpartum women recruited between August 14, 2012 and November 19, 2014...
February 13, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Rachel Humeniuk, David A L Newcombe, Victoria Dennington, Robert Ali
This report presents the findings from the Australian component of the Phase III World Health Organization (WHO) Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of a 5-10-min brief intervention (BI) for illicit drug use delivered in primary healthcare (PHC) settings. Participants (n=171) recruited from a South Australian PHC setting (sexual health clinic) who scored in the 'moderate risk' range on the ASSIST were randomly allocated to an intervention group or wait-list control group at baseline and were followed up 3 months later...
February 27, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
Anna-Liina Rahikainen, Jukka U Palo, Jari Haukka, Antti Sajantila
BACKGROUND: Genetic variation in efflux transporter, permeability glycoprotein (P-gp), has recently been associated with completed violent suicides and also violent suicide attempts. As depression is known to be a risk factor for suicide and many antidepressants are P-gp substrates, it has been speculated that inadequate antidepressant treatment response or adverse side effects could be involved. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is an association between the P-gp coding ABCB1 gene and completed suicides in citalopram users...
February 23, 2018: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
Alissa Davis, Dawn Goddard-Eckrich, Anindita Dasgupta, Nabila El-Bassel
The number of women under community supervision in the United States has increased, and this population has a high risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We examined STI prevalence and multiple risk factors among drug-involved women under community supervision in New York City. Data were from a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of a behavioral HIV/STI intervention (Women on the Road to Health [WORTH]) among drug-involved women in the community corrections system in New York City from 2009 to 2012...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of STD & AIDS
Ed Whalen, Manfred Hauben, Andrew Bate
INTRODUCTION: Signal detection remains a cornerstone activity of pharmacovigilance. Routine quantitative signal detection primarily focuses on screening of spontaneous reports. In striving to enhance quantitative signal detection capability further, other data streams are being considered for their potential contribution as sources of emerging signals, one of which is longitudinal observational databases, including electronic medical record (EMR) and transactional insurance claims databases...
February 21, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
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