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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227433/microprinted-tumor-spheroids-enable-anti-cancer-drug-screening
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Pradip S Thakuri, Stephanie L Ham, Hossein Tavana, Pradip S Thakuri, Stephanie L Ham, Hossein Tavana, Stephanie L Ham, Hossein Tavana
Spheroids present a biologically relevant model of avascular tumors and a unique tool for discovery of anti-cancer drugs. Despite being used in research laboratories for several decades, spheroids are not routinely used for drug discovery primarily due to the difficulty of mass-producing uniformly-sized spheroids and intense labor involved in handling, drug treatment, and analyzing them. We overcome this barrier using a novel technology to robotically microprint spheroids in standard 384-well plates. An aqueous drop containing cancer cells is dispensed into a bath of a second, immiscible aqueous phase...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226936/electrosynthesis-of-magnetoresponsive-microrobot-for-targeted-drug-delivery-using-calcium-alginate
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Chengzhi Hu, Katharina Riederer, Michael Klemmer, Salvador Pane, Bradley J Nelson, Chengzhi Hu, Katharina Riederer, Michael Klemmer, Salvador Pane, Bradley J Nelson, Salvador Pane, Katharina Riederer, Bradley J Nelson, Michael Klemmer, Chengzhi Hu
Targeted drug delivery systems deliver drugs precisely to a specific targeted site inside the body, and can also release the drugs with controlled kinetics to prolong the efficacy of single dose administration. The advantageous properties of hydrogels make them attractive for use in the area of drug delivery. Calcium alginate is a pH sensitive hydrogel stable in acidic media and soluble in basic media. This enables the hydrogel to absorb and release aqueous solutions at certain ranges of pH values. By absorbing an aqueous solution containing a drug, an active drug release can be triggered at a specified range of pH value...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226536/evaluation-of-a-novel-portable-micro-pump-and-infusion-system-for-drug-delivery
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Paul Pankhurst, Zahra McGuinness Abdollahi, Paul Pankhurst, Zahra McGuinness Abdollahi, Zahra McGuinness Abdollahi, Paul Pankhurst
In this paper the design, fabrication and experimental results of a novel portable fixed-displacement micro-pump for controlled dosing and timing is described. The new pump is developed especially for high efficiency, high accuracy, ease of use and very low cost for single use drug delivery systems which can overcome many of the deficiencies of current portable pumps. Primary tests have been conducted and the results have demonstrated that the pump has the ability to deliver high performance and accuracy with less than +/-1% error over the whole operating flow rate range of 0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226338/opioids-inhibit-angiogenesis-in-a-chorioallantoic-membrane-model
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Haktan Karaman, Adnan Tufek, Evren Karaman, Orhan Tokgoz
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis is an important characteristic of cancer. Switching from the avascular phase to the vascular phase is a necessary process for tumor growth. Therefore, research in cancer treatment has focused on angiogenesis as a drug target. Despite the widespread use of opioids to treat pain in patients with cancer, little is known about the effect of these drugs on vascular endothelium and angiogenesis. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the efficacies of morphine, codeine, and tramadol in 3 different concentrations on angiogenesis in hens' eggs...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225506/effects-of-single-dose-preemptive-intravenous-ibuprofen-on-postoperative-opioid-consumption-and-acute-pain-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Elif Oral Ahiskalioglu, Ali Ahiskalioglu, Pelin Aydin, Ahmet Murat Yayik, Ayetullah Temiz
BACKGROUND: Although studies involving intravenous (IV) ibuprofen are still limited, it has been shown to have a potential role in the treatment of postoperative pain. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the effects of preemptive IV ibuprofen on postoperative 24 hour opioid consumption and postoperative pain in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: Following ethical committee approval, 60 patients aged 18 to 65, American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) I-II, and scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy were included in this prospective, randomized, double-blinded study...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225485/magnetic-resonance-mr-imaging-for-tumor-staging-and-definition-of-tumor-volumes-on-radiation-treatment-planning-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-a-prospective-radiographic-cohort-study-of-single-center-clinical-outcome
#6
Dan Zhao, Qiaoqiao Hu, Liping Qi, Juan Wang, Hao Wu, Guangying Zhu, Huiming Yu
We investigate the impact of magnetic resonance (MR) on the staging and radiotherapy planning for patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC).A total of 24 patients with NSCLC underwent MRI, which was fused with radiotherapy planning CT using rigid registration. Gross tumor volume (GTV) was delineated not only according to CT image alone (GTVCT), but also based on both CT and MR image (GTVCT/MR). For each patient, 2 conformal treatment plans were made according to GTVCT and GTVCT/MR, respectively. Dose-volume histograms (DVH) for lesion and normal organs were generated using both GTVCT and GTVCT/MR treatment plans...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225374/characterizing-the-toxicity-and-dose-effect-profile-of-tramadol-ingestions-in-children
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Gina L Stassinos, Lawrence Gonzales, Wendy Klein-Schwartz
OBJECTIVES: Tramadol can cause life-threatening toxicity in overdose; however, data on its toxicity in children are lacking. This study investigates toxicity associated with tramadol ingestions in children. The hypothesis is that children will experience dose-related central nervous system and respiratory depression and seizures. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of cases from the National Poison Center Data System between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2013, was performed...
February 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225313/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-new-topical-testosterone-replacement-gel-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-male-hypogonadism
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Glenn Cunningham, Laurence Belkoff, Gerald Brock, Mitchell Efros, Marc Gittelman, Dario Carrara, Anders Neijber, Masakazu Ando, Jules Mitchel
OBJECTIVE: Testosterone replacement therapy is indicated for male hypogonadism. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Testosterone gel 2% (Tgel) over 90-days. METHODS: This phase 3, open-label, non-comparator study was conducted in adult hypogonadal men (two consecutive fasting serum testosterone values <300 ng/dL and >86% subjects with symptoms consistent with testosterone deficiency). Subjects applied Tgel 23 mg/day (single pump-actuation using hands-free cap applicator)...
February 22, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225198/adjunctive-steroid-therapy-versus-antibiotics-alone-for-acute-endophthalmitis-after-intraocular-procedure
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Carole H Kim, Monica F Chen, Anne L Coleman
BACKGROUND: Endophthalmitis refers to severe infection within the eye that involves the aqueous humor or vitreous humor, or both, and threatens vision. Most cases of endophthalmitis are exogenous (i.e. due to inoculation of organisms from an outside source), and most exogenous endophthalmitis is acute and occurs after an intraocular procedure. The mainstay of treatment is emergent administration of broad-spectrum intravitreous antibiotics. Due to their anti-inflammatory effects, steroids in conjunction with antibiotics have been proposed to be beneficial in endophthalmitis management...
February 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225098/urinary-metabolic-signatures-and-early-triage-of-acute-radiation-exposure-in-rat-model
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Mingxiao Zhao, Kim Kt Lau, Xian Zhou, Jianfang Wu, Jun Yang, Chang Wang
After a large-scale radiological accident, early-response biomarkers to assess radiation exposure over a broad dose range are not only the basis of rapid radiation triage, but are also the key to the rational use of limited medical resources and to the improvement of treatment efficiency. Because of its high throughput, rapid assays and minimally invasive sample collection, metabolomics has been applied to research into radiation exposure biomarkers in recent years. Due to the complexity of radiobiological effects, most of the potential biomarkers are both dose-dependent and time-dependent...
February 22, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224975/intraperitoneal-infusion-of-neutral-ph-superoxidized-solution-in-rats-evaluation-of-toxicity-and-complications-on-peritoneal-surface-and-liver
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Abbas Aras, Erbil Karaman, Serkan Yıldırım, Özkan Yılmaz, Remzi Kızıltan, Kamuran Karaman
BACKGROUND Superoxidized water (SOW) is known to be a potent disinfectant. The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxicity and complications on the peritoneal surface and liver after infusion of pH-neutral SOW into the peritoneal cavity of rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty Wistar-Albino rats weighing 250-300 g were randomly divided into 3 groups (10 rats/group). Group1 (control group) rats received single dose of 10 mg/kg saline solution intraperitoneally. Group 2 (single-dose group) rats received a single dose of 10 mg/kg pH-neutral SOW intraperitoneally...
February 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224367/novel-treatment-with-intraperitoneal-moc31pe-immunotoxin-in-colorectal-peritoneal-metastasis-results-from-the-immunopeca-phase-1-trial
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Ida S Frøysnes, Yvonne Andersson, Stein G Larsen, Ben Davidson, Janne-Merete Torset Øien, Kari Hauge Olsen, Karl-Erik Giercksky, Lars Julsrud, Øystein Fodstad, Svein Dueland, Kjersti Flatmark
BACKGROUND: MOC31PE immunotoxin was developed to rapidly kill cells expressing the tumor-associated epithelial cell adhesion molecule, which is highly expressed in colorectal cancer. Although cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) may offer long-term survival to patients with peritoneal metastasis from colorectal cancer (PM-CRC), most patients experience disease relapse and novel therapeutic options are needed. On this basis, MOC31PE is being developed as a novel therapeutic principle to target PM-CRC...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224247/a-simplified-lc-ms-ms-method-for-rapid-determination-of-cycloserine-in-small-volume-human-plasma-using-protein-precipitation-coupled-with-dilution-techniques-to-overcome-matrix-effects-and-its-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study
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Zhengsheng Mao, Xin Wang, Bingxin Li, Jing Jin, Ming Xu, Youping Liu, Xin Di
Matrix effects have been a major concern when developing LC-MS/MS methods for quantitative bioanalysis of cycloserine. Sample handling procedures including solid phase extraction or derivatization have been reported previously by researchers to overcome matrix effects of cycloserine. In the present study, the possibility of reducing matrix effects of cycloserine using protein precipitation coupled with dilution techniques was investigated. Plasma samples were pretreated by protein precipitation with methanol followed by a 40-fold dilution with methanol-water (50:50, v/v)...
February 21, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224119/vesicular-stomatitis-virus-vectored-multi-antigen-tuberculosis-vaccine-limits-bacterial-proliferation-in-mice-following-a-single-intranasal-dose
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Ming Zhang, Chunsheng Dong, Sidong Xiong
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a serious health problem worldwide, and an urgent need exists to improve or replace the available vaccine, Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). Most vaccination protocols adapt two or three doses to induce long-term lasting immunity. Our previous study showed that the naked DNA encoding the triple-antigen fusion TFP846 (Rv3615c-Mtb10.4-Rv2660c) induced robust T cellular immune responses accompanying four inoculations against mycobacteria infection. However, a number of compliance issues exist in some areas lacking the appropriate medical infrastructure with multiple administrations...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223837/efficacy-of-low-dose-cinacalcet-on-alternate-days-for-the-treatment-of-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-single-center-study
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Pongsathorn Gojaseni, Dolnapa Pattarathitinan, Anutra Chittinandana
INTRODUCTION: Cinacalcet is effective in reducing serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT). This study focused on testing whether a prescription of low-dose cinacalcet on alternate days could be an option for treatment of secondary HPT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective clinical study was conducted on chronic maintenance hemodialysis patients. Patients with secondary HPT who received cinacalcet at a starting dose of 25 mg on alternate days were reviewed (low-dose group)...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223381/a-phase-i-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-and-moxifloxacin-controlled-4-period-crossover-study-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-gepotidacin-on-cardiac-conduction-as-assessed-by-12-lead-electrocardiogram-in-healthy-volunteers
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Mohammad Hossain, Meijian Zhou, Courtney Tiffany, Etienne Dumont, Borje Darpo
Gepotidacin is a novel, first in class triazaacenaphthylene antibiotic in development for treatment of conventional and biothreat infections. This was a single-dose, cross-over thorough QT study in healthy subjects who were administered an IV gepotidacin as a therapeutic (1000 mg), and supra-therapeutic (1800 mg) dose, placebo and 400 mg oral moxifloxacin in 4 separate treatment periods.Gepotidacin caused a mild effect on heart rate with a largest placebo-corrected change-from-baseline HR of 7 and 10 bpm at the end of the 1000 mg and 1800 mg infusion, respectively...
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223243/on-the-verge-of-a-respiratory-type-panic-attack-selective-activations-of-rostrolateral-and-caudoventrolateral-periaqueductal-gray-matter-following-short-lasting-escape-to-a-low-dose-of-potassium-cyanide
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Cláudia Janaina Torres Müller, Jeyce Willig Quintino-Dos-Santos, Fagna Giacomin Schimitel, Sérgio Tufik, Vanessa Beijamini, Newton Sabino Canteras, Luiz Carlos Schenberg
Intravenous injections of potassium cyanide (KCN) both elicit escape by its own and facilitate escape to electrical stimulation of the periaqueductal gray matter (PAG). Moreover, whereas the KCN-evoked escape is potentiated by CO2, it is suppressed by both lesions of PAG and clinically-effective treatments with panicolytics. These and other data suggest that the PAG harbors a hypoxia-sensitive alarm system which activation could both precipitate panic and render the subject hypersensitive to CO2. Although prior c-Fos immunohistochemistry studies reported widespread activations of PAG following KCN injections, the employment of repeated injections of high doses of KCN (>60 µg) in anesthetized rats compromised both the localization of KCN-responsive areas and their correlation with escape behavior...
February 18, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223092/obestatin-improves-oxidative-brain-damage-and-memory-dysfunction-in-rats-induced-with-an-epileptic-seizure
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Türkan Koyuncuoğlu, Caner Vızdıklar, Doğan Üren, Hakan Yılmaz, Çağan Yıldırım, Sefa Semih Atal, Dilek Akakın, Elif Kervancıoğlu-Demirci, Meral Yüksel, Berrak Ç Yeğen
Obestatin was shown to alleviate renal, gastrointestinal and haemorrhage-induced brain injury in rats. In order to investigate the neuroprotective effects of obestatin on seizure-induced oxidative brain injury, an epileptic seizure was induced with a single intraperitoneal (i.p.) dose of pentylenetetrazole (PTZ, 45mg/kg) in male Wistar rats. Thirty minutes before the PTZ injection, rats were treated with either saline or obestatin (1μg/kg, i.p.). Seizure was video-taped and then evaluated by using Racine's scoring (0-5)...
February 18, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223062/nivolumab-for-previously-treated-unresectable-metastatic-anal-cancer-nci9673-a-multicentre-single-arm-phase-2-study
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Van K Morris, Mohamed E Salem, Halla Nimeiri, Syma Iqbal, Preet Singh, Kristen Ciombor, Blase Polite, Dustin Deming, Emily Chan, James L Wade, Lianchun Xiao, Tanios Bekaii-Saab, Luis Vence, Jorge Blando, Armeen Mahvash, Wai Chin Foo, Chimela Ohaji, Manolo Pasia, Gail Bland, Aki Ohinata, Jane Rogers, Amir Mehdizadeh, Kimberly Banks, Richard Lanman, Robert A Wolff, Howard Streicher, James Allison, Padmanee Sharma, Cathy Eng
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal (SCCA) is a rare malignancy associated with infection by human papillomavirus (HPV). No consensus treatment approach exists for the treatment of metastatic disease. Because intratumoral HPV oncoproteins upregulate immune checkpoint proteins such as PD-1 to evade immune-mediated cytotoxicity, we did a trial of the anti-PD-1 antibody nivolumab for patients with metastatic SCCA. METHODS: We did this single-arm, multicentre, phase 2 trial at ten academic centres in the USA...
February 17, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222821/using-long-term-averted-goats-for-selective-grazing-in-olive-groves
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E Albanell, C L Manuelian, M Rovai, A A K Salama, G Caja
Conditioned taste aversion (CTA) is a useful tool to modify animal feed preferences, allowing the implementation of selective grazing to control weeds in tree orchards without damaging the trees or affecting fruit production. LiCl is commonly used for inducing CTA. However, studies investigating the long-term persistence of CTA by LiCl in small ruminants are scarce. With this aim, we evaluated the efficiency of two LiCl doses (AV1 and AV2, 175 and 200 mg/kg BW, respectively) and a control (C, 0 mg/kg BW) for averting non-lactating dairy goats (n=15) to olive tree leaves...
February 22, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
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