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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166574/altered-tnf-%C3%AE-response-by-aconibal-%C3%A2-and-methotrexate-in-a-lipopolysaccharide-induced-setting-of-inflammatory-conditions-potential-on-a-synergistic-combination
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Gunhyuk Park, Seoung Hoon Lee, Ji-Ye Han, Dal-Seok Oh
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aconitum carmichaelii (AC) is a common herbal medicine used as anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent in Eastern Asia. In Korea, a commercial processed AC (Aconibal(®)) is traditionally used to treat the symptoms of spondylosis deformans and rheumatic pain. AIM OF STUDY: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is systemic and auto-immune disease characterized by chronic inflammation. Methotrexate (MTX) is often the first-line therapy for RA. If MTX monotherapy is ineffective or RA is initially severe, adding a tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibitor to the treatment can be beneficial...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166183/the-development-of-an-interactive-health-education-model-based-on-the-djuwita-application-for-adolescent-girls
#2
Sri Djuwitaningsih, Setyowati
Alarming incidents of maternal deaths in Indonesia are due to three major causes: bleeding, sepsis, and hypertension, in addition to other non-obstetric causes and unsafe abortions. Adolescent girls contributed to maternal mortality based on early marriage, unwanted pregnancy, and childbirth. Prevention efforts have been taken through government programs and non-governmental organizations, but in practice those were considered ineffective. Thus, a preventative effort in the form of health education should be made, preferably embedded in a popular mobile application that most teenagers would be apt to use...
2017: Compr Child Adolesc Nurs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165965/using-teams-to-improve-outcomes-and-performance
#3
Beth Ulrich, Nancy Manning Crider
Mastering the use of teams in healthcare organizations can maximize outcomes and optimize the use of resources. Most work in healthcare organizations is done by teams, whether it's the clinical team taking care of patients on a unit, the leadership team accountable for operations of the organization, or a team formed to solve a specific problem, improve quality, or plan an event. Effective teams make organizations successful; ineffective teams can create more problems than they solve. This article describes how to successfully use the power of teams within the healthcare setting, create and develop teams, be a team leader or member, create conditions for team effectiveness and high performance, and provide team training...
March 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165561/evaluation-of-short-exposure-times-of-antimicrobial-wound-solutions-against-microbial-biofilms-from-in-vitro-to-in-vivo
#4
K Johani, M Malone, S O Jensen, H G Dickson, I B Gosbell, H Hu, Q Yang, G Schultz, K Vickery
Objectives: Test the performance of topical antimicrobial wound solutions against microbial biofilms using in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo model systems at clinically relevant exposure times. Methods: Topical antimicrobial wound solutions were tested under three different conditions: (in vitro) 4% w/v Melaleuca oil, polyhexamethylene biguanide, chlorhexidine, povidone iodine and hypochlorous acid were tested at short duration exposure times for 15 min against 3 day mature biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa; (ex vivo) hypochlorous acid was tested in a porcine skin explant model with 12 cycles of 10 min exposure, over 24 h, against 3 day mature P...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164833/efficacy-of-holmium-laser-enucleation-of-the-prostate-in-patients-with-a-small-prostate-%C3%A2-30-ml
#5
Sejun Park, Taekmin Kwon, Sungchan Park, Kyung Hyun Moon
PURPOSE: We investigated the effects of holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) in patients with a small prostate (≤30 mL) in whom medical treatment was ineffective. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 132 patients who underwent HoLEP by a single surgeon between 2012 and 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. All patients received benign prostatic hyperplasia medication for at least 6 months before surgery. The patients were divided into 2 groups according to prostate size: group 1, ≤30 mL (n=30); and group 2, >30 mL (n=102)...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164037/guidelines-for-the-management-of-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-and-acute-spinal-cord-injury-development-process-and-methodology
#6
Lindsay A Tetreault, Andrea C Skelly, Joseph R Dettori, Jefferson R Wilson, Allan R Martin, Michael G Fehlings
The Institute of Medicine defines clinical practice guidelines as "statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options." Guidelines help clinicians implement best evidence into practice and encourage informed shared decision making with patients. Guidelines are intended to enhance the quality of patient care by discouraging ineffective and potentially harmful interventions and standardizing practice...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163824/targeting-cyclophilin-d-by-compound-19-protects-neuronal-cells-from-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-re-oxygenation
#7
Jinyu Zheng, Enhui Cui, Haikou Yang, Mao Li, Jing Zhou, Ming Yan, Jian Sun, De-Rong Tang
Oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD) with re-oxygenation (OGDR) is applied to neuronal cells to mimic ischemia-reperfusion injuries. Activation of cyclophilin D (Cyp-D)-dependent programmed necrosis pathway mediates OGDR-induced neuronal cell damages. Here, we tested the potential effect of Compound 19 (C19), a novel Cyp-D inhibitor, in this process. In both established neuronal cell lines (Neuro-2a and NB41A3 cells) and the primary murine CA1 hippocampal neurons, pretreatment with C19 largely attenuated OGDR-induced cell viability reduction and cell death...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163811/impaired-gabab-mediated-presynaptic-inhibition-increases-excitatory-strength-and-alters-short-term-plasticity-in-synapsin-knockout-mice
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Pierluigi Valente, Pasqualina Farisello, Flavia Valtorta, Pietro Baldelli, Fabio Benfenati
Synapsins are a family of synaptic vesicle phosphoproteins regulating synaptic transmission and plasticity. SYN1/2 genes are major epilepsy susceptibility genes in humans. Consistently, synapsin I/II/III triple knockout (TKO) mice are epileptic and exhibit severe impairments in phasic and tonic GABAergic inhibition that precede the appearance of the epileptic phenotype. These changes are associated with an increased strength of excitatory transmission that has never been mechanistically investigated. Here, we observed that an identical effect in excitatory transmission could be induced in wild-type (WT) Schaffer collateral-CA1 pyramidal cell synapses by blockade of GABAB receptors (GABABRs)...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163493/alpha-galactosylceramide-cd1d-antibody-fusion-proteins-redirect-invariant-natural-killer-t-cell-immunity-to-solid-tumors-and-promote-prolonged-therapeutic-responses
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Lianjun Zhang, Alena Donda
Major progress in cancer immunotherapies have been obtained by the use of tumor targeting strategies, in particular with the development of bi-functional fusion proteins such as ImmTacs or BiTes, which engage effector T cells for targeted elimination of tumor cells. Given the significance of invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells in bridging innate and adaptive immunity, we have developed a bi-functional protein composed of the extracellular part of CD1d molecule that was genetically fused to an scFv fragment from high affinity antibodies against HER2 or CEA...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163476/induction-of-peripheral-tolerance-in-ongoing-autoimmune-inflammation-requires-interleukin-27-signaling-in-dendritic-cells
#10
Rodolfo Thomé, Jason N Moore, Elisabeth R Mari, Javad Rasouli, Daniel Hwang, Satoshi Yoshimura, Bogoljub Ciric, Guang-Xian Zhang, Abdolmohamad M Rostami
Peripheral tolerance to autoantigens is induced via suppression of self-reactive lymphocytes, stimulation of tolerogenic dendritic cells (DCs) and regulatory T (Treg) cells. Interleukin (IL)-27 induces tolerogenic DCs and Treg cells; however, it is not known whether IL-27 is important for tolerance induction. We immunized wild-type (WT) and IL-27 receptor (WSX-1) knockout mice with MOG35-55 for induction of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and intravenously (i.v.) injected them with MOG35-55 after onset of disease to induce i...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162893/intrinsic-short-tailed-azole-resistance-in-mucormycetes-is-due-to-an-evolutionary-conserved-aminoacid-substitution-of-the-lanosterol-14%C3%AE-demethylase
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Rita Caramalho, Joel D A Tyndall, Brian C Monk, Thomas Larentis, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Michaela Lackner
Mucormycoses are emerging and potentially lethal infections. An increase of breakthrough infections has been found in cohorts receiving short-tailed azoles prophylaxis (e.g. voriconazole (VCZ)). Although VCZ is ineffective in vitro and in vivo, long-tailed triazoles such as posaconazole remain active against mucormycetes. Our goal was to validate the molecular mechanism of resistance to short-tailed triazoles in Mucorales. The paralogous cytochrome P450 genes (CYP51 F1 and CYP51 F5) of Rhizopus arrhizus, Rhizopus microsporus, and Mucor circinelloides were amplified and sequenced...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162564/poziotinib-shows-promise-for-rare-lung-cancer
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Poziotinib, an EGFR inhibitor that was previously shelved as ineffective against non-small cell lung cancer, is showing promising activity in a subset of patients with EGFR exon 20 insertions. According to preliminary data from a phase II trial, the drug led to a 73% overall response rate in patients with this disease subtype, which is typically highly resistant to standard therapy.
November 21, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162440/automated-external-defibrillators-in-the-hospital-a-case-of-medical-reversal
#13
John A Stewart
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) emerged in the 1980s as an important innovation in pre-hospital emergency cardiac care (ECC). In the years since, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the International Liaison Committee for Resuscitation (ILCOR) have promoted AED technology for use in hospitals as well, resulting in the widespread purchase and use of AED-capable defibrillators. In-hospital use of AEDs now appears to have decreased survival from cardiac arrests. This article will look at the use of AEDs in hospitals as a case of "medical reversal...
November 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162114/a-computational-study-of-the-inhibition-mechanisms-of-p-glycoprotein-mediated-paclitaxel-efflux-by-kinase-inhibitors
#14
Joe Bender, Jianwen Fang, Richard Simon
BACKGROUND: Drug resistance mediated by P-glycoprotein (P-gp) renders many cancer therapies ineffective. One P-gp substrate is the widely used chemotherapy drug paclitaxel. Co-administration of paclitaxel and another drug that inhibits P-gp may enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of paclitaxel by preventing its efflux from tumor cells. RESULTS: Here we present a computational approach that combines docking studies with mass action kinetic modeling to investigate how kinase inhibitors may inhibit P-gp mediated paclitaxel efflux...
November 21, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160825/theoretical-investigation-of-the-enantioselective-complexations-between-pfdhfr-and-cycloguanil-derivatives
#15
Suriyawut Kulatee, Pisanu Toochinda, Anotai Suksangpanomrung, Luckhana Lawtrakul
Point mutations in Plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase (pfDHFR), especially the double mutant variant (A16V + S108T), led to ineffective inhibiting by cycloguanil (Cyc). Cycloguanil derivatives showed good inhibiting properties against wild-type and mutant pfDHFR with an inhibition constant as low as the nanomolar level. However, there have been no reports on the stereochemistry of the compounds, and this is important because the pure enantiomeric form of a chiral drug can exert desirable, as well as non-desirable responses on the body or both...
November 21, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160504/nasal-carriage-rate-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-among-iranian-healthcare-workers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Mohammad Emaneini, Fereshteh Jabalameli, Hosseinali Rahdar, Willem B van Leeuwen, Reza Beigverdi
Globally, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) remains a major cause of healthcare-associated infections. Healthcare workers (HCWs), patients and the environment may act as reservoirs for the spread of MRSA to patients and other HCWs. Screening and eradication of MRSA colonization is an effective method of reducing the MRSA infection rate. There are limited data on the prevalence of MRSA among Iranian HCWs. We performed a systematic search by using different electronic databases including Medline (via PubMed), Embase, Web of Science, and Iranian Databases (from January 2000 to July 2016)...
September 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160497/clinical-indicators-for-nursing-diagnosis-ineffective-protection-in-adolescents-with-cancer
#17
Marília Mendes Nunes, Tânia Alteniza Leandro, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes, Viviane Martins da Silva
OBJECTIVE: To investigate scientific evidence related to the term protection and clinical indicators and etiologic factors for nursing diagnosis Ineffective protection in adolescents with cancer. METHOD: Integrative literature review in the databases of Scopus, Web of Science, National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health (PubMed) and Cochrane; by intersection of the descriptors protection and childhood cancer, which resulted in seven articles. These were insufficient for a comprehension of the term protection and aspects related to its impairment, therefore it was necessary to include a further three reference books...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158543/genetic-predisposition-to-obesity-restrained-eating-and-changes-in-body-weight-a-population-based-prospective-study
#18
H Konttinen, C Llewellyn, K Silventoinen, A Joensuu, S Männistö, V Salomaa, P Jousilahti, J Kaprio, M Perola, A Haukkala
OBJECTIVES: There is no consensus on whether cognitive control over food intake (i.e. restrained eating) is helpful, merely ineffective or actually harmful in weight management. We examined the interplay between genetic risk of obesity, restrained eating and changes in body weight and size. METHODS: Participants were Finnish 25- to 74-year-olds who attended the DILGOM study at baseline in 2007 and follow-up in 2014. At baseline (n=5024), height, weight and waist circumference (WC) were measured in a health examination and participants self-reported their weight at age 20 years...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158272/combination-antibiotic-exposure-selectively-alters-the-development-of-vancomycin-intermediate-resistance-in-staphylococcus-aureus
#19
Xuting Zheng, Andrew D Berti, Sue McCrone, Melanie Roch, Adriana E Rosato, Warren E Rose, Baiyi Chen
Invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) treated with vancomycin (VAN) is associated with reduced VAN susceptibility and treatment failure. VAN combination therapy is one strategy to improve response, but comprehensive assessments of combinations to prevent resistance are limited. This study identifies optimal combinations to prevent the emergence of VAN-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA). Two standard MRSA and two heterogeneous VISA (hVISA) strains were exposed for 28 days in vitro to VAN alone, VAN with cefazolin (CFZ), fosfomycin (FOF), gentamicin (GEN), meropenem (MEM), rifampin (RIF), piperacillin-tazobactam (TZP) or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (SXT)...
November 20, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158027/a-conditioned-reinforcer-did-not-help-to-maintain-an-operant-conditioning-in-the-absence-of-a-primary-reinforcer-in-horses
#20
Léa Lansade, Ludovic Calandreau
The use of conditioned reinforcers is increasingly promoted in animal training. Surprisingly, the efficiency of their use remains to be demonstrated in horses. This study aimed to determine whether an auditory signal which had previously been associated with a food reward 288 times could be used as a conditioned reinforcer to replace the primary reinforcer in an unrelated operant conditioning procedure. Fourteen horses were divided into two groups of 7: No Reinforcement (NR) and Conditioned Reinforcement (CR)...
November 17, 2017: Behavioural Processes
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