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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101246/detection-of-microrna-200b-may-predict-the-inhibitory-effect-of-gefitinib-on-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-its-potential-mechanism
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Zhiwu Liu, Liqiong Yao, Bangyun Tan, Li Li, Baojin Chen
The present study aimed to investigate the association and underlying mechanisms between microRNA-200b level and the inhibitory effect of gefitinib on non-small cell lung cancer. In total, 100 patients (43 males and 57 females; median age, 63 years) with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were selected. All patients were administered with gefitinib orally (250 mg/day) and the effect of gefitinib was evaluated according to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors guidelines. Tumor tissue and plasma samples were collected prior to and subsequent to therapy...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076910/treatment-of-patients-with-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinaemia-clinical-practice-guidelines-from-the-myeloma-foundation-of-australia-medical-and-scientific-advisory-group
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Dipti Talaulikar, Constantine S Tam, Douglas Joshua, Joy Phoebe Ho, Jeff Szer, Hang Quach, Andrew Spencer, Simon Harrison, Peter Mollee, Andrew W Roberts, Noemi Horvath, Cindy Lee, Andrew Zannettino, Ross Brown, Bradley Augustson, Wilfrid Jaksic, John Gibson, Anna Kalff, Anna Johnston, Judith Trotman, Akash Kalro, George Grigoriadis, Chris Ward, H Miles Prince
Waldenström macroglobulinaemia (WM) is an indolent B-cell malignancy characterised by the presence of immunoglobulin M (IgM) paraprotein and bone marrow infiltration by clonal small B lymphocytes, plasmacytoid lymphocytes and plasma cells. The symptoms of WM are protean, often follow an asymptomatic phase and may include complications related to the paraneoplastic effects of IgM paraprotein. The revised 2016 World Health Organization classification includes the MYD88 L265P mutation, which is seen in >90% of cases, within the diagnostic criteria for WM...
January 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056114/diagnosis-and-management-of-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia-mayo-stratification-of-macroglobulinemia-and-risk-adapted-therapy-msmart-guidelines-2016
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Prashant Kapoor, Stephen M Ansell, Rafael Fonseca, Asher Chanan-Khan, Robert A Kyle, Shaji K Kumar, Joseph R Mikhael, Thomas E Witzig, Michelle Mauermann, Angela Dispenzieri, Sikander Ailawadhi, A Keith Stewart, Martha Q Lacy, Carrie A Thompson, Francis K Buadi, David Dingli, William G Morice, Ronald S Go, Dragan Jevremovic, Taimur Sher, Rebecca L King, Esteban Braggio, Ann Novak, Vivek Roy, Rhett P Ketterling, Patricia T Greipp, Martha Grogan, Ivana N Micallef, P Leif Bergsagel, Joseph P Colgan, Nelson Leung, Wilson I Gonsalves, Yi Lin, David J Inwards, Suzanne R Hayman, Grzegorz S Nowakowski, Patrick B Johnston, Steven J Russell, Svetomir N Markovic, Steven R Zeldenrust, Yi L Hwa, John A Lust, Luis F Porrata, Thomas M Habermann, S Vincent Rajkumar, Morie A Gertz, Craig B Reeder
Importance: Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM), an IgM-associated lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma, has witnessed several practice-altering advances in recent years. With availability of a wider array of therapies, the management strategies have become increasingly complex. Our multidisciplinary team appraised studies published or presented up to December 2015 to provide consensus recommendations for a risk-adapted approach to WM, using a grading system. Observations: Waldenström macroglobulinemia remains a rare, incurable cancer, with a heterogeneous disease course...
January 5, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046165/proteomic-analysis-of-seminal-plasma-and-sperm-cells-and-their-associations-with-semen-freezability-in-guzerat-bulls
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J P A Rego, J M Martins, C A Wolf, M van Tilburg, F Moreno, A C Monteiro-Moreira, R A Moreira, D O Santos, A A Moura
The objective of the present study was to describe the relationship of seminal plasma and total sperm cell proteins with the semen freezability parameters of Guzerat bulls. Thirteen bulls were subjected to breeding soundness evaluation. Semen samples were collected, cryopreserved, and then post-thawing sperm kinetics were assessed, where high ( = 7) and low ( = 6) freezability groups were defined. Seminal plasma and total sperm proteins from the 2 groups were separated by 2-dimensional SDS-PAGE, and spots were identified by mass spectrometry...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017673/outcome-after-surgery-for-acute-aortic-dissection-influence-of-preoperative-antiplatelet-therapy-on-prognosis
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Raphaelle Avigael Chemtob, Hasse Moeller-Soerensen, Lene Holmvang, Peter Skov Olsen, Hanne Berg Ravn
OBJECTIVES: Outcome in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is improved with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). Patients with acute aortic dissection type A (AAD) often present with similar symptoms and may therefore be prescribed DAPT before diagnosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of antiplatelet therapy (APT) prior to AAD surgery and patient outcome, including indications according to the European Society of Cardiology's (ESC) recent guidelines. DESIGN: A retrospective, observational study...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001312/critical-re-appraisal-of-blood-component-quality-after-overnight-hold-of-whole-blood-outside-current-room-temperature-limits
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I J Bontekoe, P F van der Meer, D de Korte
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: According to European guidelines, the temperature of whole blood (WB) has to be maintained at 20-24°C until processing within 24 h, but in blood bank practice, WB is frequently held at temperatures between 18-25°C. We aimed to assess the impact of these small temperature deviations on the quality of the blood components. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After rapid cooling, 7 WB units were held overnight at 18°C and 8 units at 25°C, reflecting worst case holding conditions, and separated into a red cell concentrate (RCC), plasma and buffy coat (BC)...
December 21, 2016: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986720/erg4a-and-erg4b-are-required-for-conidiation-and-azole-resistance-via-regulation-of-ergosterol-biosynthesis-in-aspergillus-fumigatus
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Nanbiao Long, Xiaoling Xu, Qiuqiong Zeng, Hong Sang, Ling Lu
: Ergosterol, a fungal specific sterol enriched in cell plasma membranes, is an effective antifungal drug target. However, current knowledge of the ergosterol biosynthesis process in the saprophytic human fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus remains limited. In this study, we identified that two endoplasmic reticulum-localized sterol C-24 reductases encoded by both erg4A and erg4B homologs are required to catalyze the reaction during the final step of ergosterol biosynthesis. Loss of one homolog of Erg4 induces the over-expression of the other one, accompanied with almost normal ergosterol synthesis and the wild-type colony growth...
December 16, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913582/bremsstrahlung-dose-yield-for-high-intensity-short-pulse-laser-solid-experiments
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Taiee Liang, Johannes M Bauer, James C Liu, Sayed H Rokni
A bremsstrahlung source term has been developed by the Radiation Protection (RP) group at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for high-intensity short-pulse laser-solid experiments between 10(17) and 10(22) W cm(-2) This source term couples the particle-in-cell plasma code EPOCH and the radiation transport code FLUKA to estimate the bremsstrahlung dose yield from laser-solid interactions. EPOCH characterizes the energy distribution, angular distribution, and laser-to-electron conversion efficiency of the hot electrons from laser-solid interactions, and FLUKA utilizes this hot electron source term to calculate a bremsstrahlung dose yield (mSv per J of laser energy on target)...
December 1, 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887644/copenhagen-comorbidity-in-hiv-infection-cocomo-study-a-study-protocol-for-a-longitudinal-non-interventional-assessment-of-non-aids-comorbidity-in-hiv-infection-in-denmark
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Andreas Ronit, Judith Haissman, Ditte Marie Kirkegaard-Klitbo, Thomas Skårup Kristensen, Anne-Mette Lebech, Thomas Benfield, Jan Gerstoft, Henrik Ullum, Lars Køber, Andreas Kjær, Klaus Kofoed, Jørgen Vestbo, Børge Nordestgaard, Jens Lundgren, Susanne Dam Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Modern combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has improved survival for people living with HIV (PLWHIV). Non-AIDS comorbidities have replaced opportunistic infections as leading causes of mortality and morbidity, and are becoming a key health concern as this population continues to age. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence and incidence of non-AIDS comorbidity among PLWHIV in Denmark in the cART era and to determine risk factors contributing to the pathogenesis...
November 26, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863057/platelet-rich-plasma-based-bioactive-membrane-as-a-new-advanced-wound-care-tool
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Raffaele Spanò, Anita Muraglia, Maria R Todeschi, Marta Nardini, Paolo Strada, Ranieri Cancedda, Maddalena Mastrogiacomo
Chronic skin ulcers, consequence of diabetes and other pathological conditions, heavily compromise the patients' life quality and represent a high and constantly growing cost for National Health Services. Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), has been proposed to treat these lesions. The absence of guidelines for the PRP production and the need of a fresh preparation for each treatment lead us to develop a protocol for the production of an allogenic PRP based bioactive membrane (BAM), standardized for platelet concentration and growth factor release...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861403/localized-immunoglobulin-light-chain-amyloid-of-the-conjunctiva-confirmed-by-mass-spectrometry-without-evidence-of-systemic-disease
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Eric B Hamill, Preeti J Thyparampil, Michael T Yen
Current guidelines recommend a thorough systemic workup in patients with newly diagnosed immunoglobulin amyloid light chain (AL) amyloidosis because of a close association with an underlying plasma cell proliferative disorder. Rarely, however, AL amyloidosis may present as a localized, benign disease without systemic involvement. Few previous reports have documented localized AL amyloid of the conjunctiva, and all these used immunohistochemistry for amyloid typing, which can be inaccurate. The authors identified 2 cases of AL amyloidosis confirmed by mass spectrometry localized to the conjunctiva and without evidence of systemic disease as determined by thorough systemic workup...
November 15, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829743/role-of-plasma-rich-fibrin-in-oral-surgery
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REVIEW
K Retna Kumar, K Genmorgan, S M Abdul Rahman, M Alaguvel Rajan, T Arul Kumar, V Srinivas Prasad
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a fibrin meshwork, in which platelet cytokines, growth factors, and cells are entrapped and discharged after a period and can serve as a resorbable film. PRF is the next generation of platelet concentrates equipped to improve arrangement without biochemical blood handling; PRF is an evolution of the fibrin adhesive, which is widely used in the oral surgery. The guidelines of this innovation depend on concentrating platelets and growth factors in a plasma medium, and initiating them in a fibrin gel, keeping in mind the end goal to enhance the healing of wounds...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829380/design-and-development-of-the-australian-and-new-zealand-anz-myeloma-and-related-diseases-registry
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Krystal Bergin, Elizabeth Moore, Zoe McQuilten, Erica Wood, Bradley Augustson, Hilary Blacklock, Joy Ho, Noemi Horvath, Tracy King, John McNeil, Peter Mollee, Hang Quach, Christopher M Reid, Brian Rosengarten, Patricia Walker, Andrew Spencer
BACKGROUND: Plasma cell dyscrasias (PCD) are a spectrum of disorders resulting from the clonal expansion of plasma cells, ranging from the pre-malignant condition monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) to multiple myeloma (MM). MM generates a significant burden of disease on the community and it is predicted that it will increase in both incidence and prevalence owing to an ageing population and longer survival secondary to new therapeutic options. Robust and comprehensive clinical data are currently lacking but are required to define current diagnostic, investigational and management patterns in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) for comparison to both local and international guidelines for standards of care...
November 9, 2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821834/impact-of-postoperative-bleeding-on-short-term-outcome-in-patients-after-orthotopic-heart-transplantation-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Anna Kędziora, Karol Wierzbicki, Piotr Mazur, Bryan HyoChan Song, Jacek Piątek, Irena Milaniak, Piotr Węgrzyn, Bogusław Kapelak, Rafał Drwiła, Dorota Sobczyk, Izabela Górkiewicz-Kot, Krzysztof Bartuś, Bogdan Niekowal, Jerzy Sadowski
BACKGROUND Orthotopic heart transplantation (HTX) remains the ultimate treatment option in patients with end-stage heart failure, endorsed by the European Society of Cardiology guidelines. The aim of the study is a complex evaluation of the postoperative bleeding after HTX and its influence on short-term outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study consisted of 53 patients (4 females and 49 males, median age 52.5 years, IQR 17 years) who underwent HTX in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantology of John Paul II Hospital in Krakow between 2007 and 2014...
November 8, 2016: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807857/blood-products-use-in-france-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-survey
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Anne-Marie Fillet, Maxime Desmarets, Suzanne Assari, Jean-François Quaranta, Anne François, Aurore Pugin, Anne Schuhmacher, Bernard Lassale, Elisabeth Monnet, Philippe Cabre, Dominique Legrand, Delphine Binda, Rachid Djoudi
BACKGROUND: Blood products use has increased in France between 2000 and 2011. To understand the reasons for this increase, data about transfused patients and transfusion practices needed to be updated. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A nationwide cross-sectional survey was performed with health care establishments. Diagnoses and indication for the transfusion, pretransfusion laboratory results, and blood products used were collected during a randomly selected 24-hour period in 2011...
December 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800605/b-cell-activation-with-cd40l-or-cpg-measures-the-function-of-b-cell-subsets-and-identifies-specific-defects-in-immunodeficient-patients
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Emiliano Marasco, Chiara Farroni, Simona Cascioli, Valentina Marcellini, Marco Scarsella, Ezio Giorda, Eva Piano Mortari, Lucia Leonardi, Alessia Scarselli, Diletta Valentini, Caterina Cancrini, Marzia Duse, Ola Grimsholm, Rita Carsetti
Around 65% of primary immunodeficiencies are antibody deficiencies. Functional tests are useful tools to study B-cell functions in vitro. However, no accepted guidelines for performing and evaluating functional tests have been issued yet. Here, we report our experience on the study of B-cell functions in infancy and throughout childhood. We show that T-independent stimulation with CpG measures proliferation and differentiation potential of memory B cells. Switched memory B cells respond better than IgM memory B cells...
November 1, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797116/methods-to-decrease-blood-loss-during-liver-resection-a-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Elisabetta Moggia, Benjamin Rouse, Constantinos Simillis, Tianjing Li, Jessica Vaughan, Brian R Davidson, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Liver resection is a major surgery with significant mortality and morbidity. Specialists have tested various methods in attempts to limit blood loss, transfusion requirements, and morbidity during elective liver resection. These methods include different approaches (anterior versus conventional approach), use of autologous blood donation, cardiopulmonary interventions such as hypoventilation, low central venous pressure, different methods of parenchymal transection, different methods of management of the raw surface of the liver, different methods of vascular occlusion, and different pharmacological interventions...
October 31, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795369/combined-systems-approaches-reveal-a-multistage-mode-of-action-of-a-marine-antimicrobial-peptide-against-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-and-its-protective-effect-against-bacterial-peritonitis-and-endotoxemia
#18
Xiumin Wang, Da Teng, Ruoyu Mao, Na Yang, Ya Hao, Jianhua Wang
A marine arenicin-3 derivative, N4, displayed potent antibacterial activity against Gram-negative bacteria, but its antibacterial mode of action remains elusive. The mechanism of action of N4 against pathogenic Escherichia coli was first researched by combined cytological and transcriptomic techniques in this study. The N4 peptide permeabilized the outer membrane within 1 min, disrupted the plasma membrane after 0.5 h, and localized in the cytoplasm within 5 min. Gel retardation and circular dichroism (CD) spectrum analyses demonstrated that N4 bound specifically to DNA and disrupted the DNA conformation from the B type to the C type...
January 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773665/pulmonary-effects-of-immediate-versus-deferred-antiretroviral-therapy-in-hiv-positive-individuals-a-nested-substudy-within-the-multicentre-international-randomised-controlled-strategic-timing-of-antiretroviral-treatment-start-trial
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Ken M Kunisaki, Dennis E Niewoehner, Gary Collins, Bitten Aagaard, Nafisah B Atako, Elzbieta Bakowska, Amanda Clarke, Giulio Maria Corbelli, Ernest Ekong, Sean Emery, Elizabeth B Finley, Eric Florence, Rosa M Infante, Cissy M Kityo, Juan Sierra Madero, Daniel E Nixon, Ellen Tedaldi, Jørgen Vestbo, Robin Wood, John E Connett
BACKGROUND: Observational data have been conflicted regarding the potential role of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) as a causative factor for, or protective factor against, COPD. We therefore aimed to investigate the effect of immediate versus deferred ART on decline in lung function in HIV-positive individuals. METHODS: We did a nested substudy within the randomised, controlled Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment (START) trial at 80 sites in multiple settings in 20 high-income and low-to-middle-income countries...
December 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768921/a-simple-and-rapid-uhplc-ms-ms-method-for-the-quantitation-of-the-dual-aurora-kinase-a-b-inhibitor-sch-1473759-in-murine-plasma
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Marco A Ferraz Nogueira Filho, Cody J Peer, Jeffers Nguyen, Amy McCalla, Lee Helman, William D Figg
The Aurora kinase family facilitates cell division through various processes and is overexpressed in a wide variety of human cancers, leading to aneuploidy. For that reason, these enzymes are currently targets of a rising class of anticancer drugs, with some molecules already in therapeutic use. In this study, a new UHPLC-MS/MS method was developed and validated to quantitate a new pan Aurora kinase inhibitor still in preclinical development, SCH-1473759. This bioanalytical method employed a liquid-liquid extraction from plasma using ethyl acetate before evaporation...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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