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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191676/discovery-of-skin-lymphocytes-was-a-game-changer-in-experimental-dermatology
#1
Tiago R Matos, Menno A de Rie
A substantial part of ongoing research in experimental dermatology focuses on skin T cells - for that reason we find important to highlight the pioneering work of Jan D. Bos et al. from 1987 (The skin immune system (SIS): Distribution and immunophenotype of lymphocyte subpopulations in normal skin). This key article set the record straight, once and for all, about the presence of lymphocytes in healthy skin; characterized the immunophenotypes of subpopulations, quantified these cells, and studied their location...
February 13, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183941/game-changers
#2
Angela Chuang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160728/point-of-care-testing-poct-in-molecular-diagnostics-performance-evaluation-of-genexpert-hcv-rna-test-in-diagnosing-and-monitoring-of-hcv-infection
#3
Ekta Gupta, Pragya Agarwala, Guresh Kumar, Rakhi Maiwall, Shiv Kumar Sarin
BACKGROUND: Molecular testing at the point-of-care may turn out to be game changer for HCV diagnosis and treatment monitoring, through increased sensitivity, reduced turnaround time, and ease of performance. One such assay GeneXpert(®) has recently been released. OBJECTIVES: Comparative analysis between performances of GeneXpert(®) and Abbott HCV-RNA was done. STUDY DESIGN: 174 HCV infected patients were recruited and, one time plasma samples from 154 patients and repeated samples from 20 patients, obtained at specific treatment time-points (0, 4, 12 and 24) weeks were serially re-tested on Xpert(®)...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135596/will-demography-defeat-river-rehabilitation-efforts-the-case-of-the-river-jordan
#4
REVIEW
Alon Tal
In the age-old debate between technological optimists and pessimists, desalination has been hailed as a "game changer" that can fundamentally alter the dynamics of water management under conditions of scarcity. While water from desalination facilities can reduce uncertainties in municipal supply, they are unlikely to replace the missing flow required to rehabilitate rivers and streams. The Jordan River is an iconic, but highly degraded water body whose restoration has been the subject of extensive research as well as numerous proposals and strategies...
December 30, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131621/talkin-about-my-re-generation-the-who-of-intrinsic-retinal-stem-cells
#5
Deborah C Otteson
World-wide, two degenerative retinal diseases, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, are estimated to affect more than 12% of individuals over the age of 40 (Tham et al., 2014; Wong et al., 2014). Current therapies can slow progression, but cannot restore lost neurons or vision. Thus, there is increasing interest in developing strategies for therapeutic retinal regeneration. Nearly 50years of research on retinal neurogenesis and regeneration has identified Müller glia as intrinsic retinal stem cells in teleost fish...
January 25, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121595/integrated-plans-fertile-for-real-world-evidence
#6
Frank Diamond
But most insurers are taking a wait-and-see attitude even though in some clinical areas, such as diabetes, real-world evidence (RWE) has been a true game-changer. Payers have a pessimistic view that RWE can help them. It doesn't help that respected voices in health care agree.
January 2017: Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111761/what-is-the-mechanism-of-ketamine-s-rapid-onset-antidepressant-effect-a-concise-overview-of-the-surprisingly-large-number-of-possibilities
#7
REVIEW
S E Strasburger, P M Bhimani, J H Kaabe, J T Krysiak, D L Nanchanatt, T N Nguyen, K A Pough, T A Prince, N S Ramsey, K H Savsani, L Scandlen, M J Cavaretta, R B Raffa
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Abundant clinical data now confirm that ketamine produces a remarkable rapid-onset antidepressant effect - hours or days - in contrast to the delayed onset (typically weeks) of current antidepressant drugs. This surprising and revolutionary finding may lead to the development of life-saving pharmacotherapy for depressive illness by reducing the high suicide risk associated with the delayed onset of effect of current drugs. As ketamine has serious self-limiting drawbacks that restrict its widespread use for this purpose, a safer alternative is needed...
January 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103791/high-virulence-does-not-necessarily-impede-viral-adaptation-to-a-new-host-a-case-study-using-a-plant-rna-virus
#8
Anouk Willemsen, Mark P Zwart, Santiago F Elena
BACKGROUND: Theory suggests that high virulence could hinder between-host transmission of microparasites, and that virulence therefore will evolve to lower levels. Alternatively, highly virulent microparasites could also curtail host development, thereby limiting both the host resources available to them and their own within-host effective population size. In this case, high virulence might restrain the mutation supply rate and increase the strength with which genetic drift acts on microparasite populations...
January 19, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092219/the-21st-century-cures-act-pharmacoeconomic-boon-or-bane
#9
Roger Lee Mendoza
Barriers to entry in healthcare markets constitute one of the overriding concerns of health economists. The recent enactment of the 21st Century Cures Act in the United States reduces statutory entry barriers to the discovery, development, testing, and licensing of drugs and medical devices. Drug and device makers also see the burdensome and time-consuming requirements of the Food and Drug Administration?s approval process as key barriers to lowering the costs of their products, considering it takes a decade of research amounting to $1 billion just to bring a single drug to the market...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076727/a-game-changer-for-eye-care-for-diabetes
#10
Hugh R Taylor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028326/practice-management-the-game-changer
#11
REVIEW
Paul Pessis
The reimbursement landscape is undergoing significant changes. Practice management, which encompasses reimbursement, is becoming increasingly more important in securing business success. Each practitioner within a facility is responsible for fortifying the practice through thoughtful business protocols. Knowing legislation that impacts health care along with understanding the foundational components of reimbursement is key for keeping a practice financially healthy. Change is good, but making the changes is what counts! Legislation such as the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act defines the new payment models...
November 2016: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991687/graphite-to-graphene-total-conversion
#12
Matat Buzaglo, Ilan Pri Bar, Maxim Varenik, Liran Shunak, Svetlana Pevzner, Oren Regev
The rush to develop graphene applications mandates mass production of graphene sheets. However, the currently available complex and expensive production technologies are limiting the graphene commercialization. The addition of a protective diluent to graphite during ball-milling is demonstrated to result in a game-changer yield (>90%) of defect-free graphene, whose size is controlled by the milling energy and the diluent type.
February 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941493/early-infant-diagnosis-of-hiv-review-of-current-and-innovative-practices
#13
Francesca Celletti, Gayle Sherman, Ahmad H Mazanderani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Only 51% of HIV-exposed infants receive an HIV test between 4 and 6 weeks of age, with even lower repeat testing rates at older ages, and only 49% of infants tested are initiated on antiretroviral therapy. The purpose of this article is to discuss potential solutions for increasing coverage of early infant diagnosis (EID), decreasing turnaround time for result return, improving linkages to care and treatment and fulfilling the objective of improving outcomes for HIV-infected children...
March 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875677/a-case-report-of-pregnancy-during-use%C3%A2-of-targeted-therapeutics-for-cystic%C3%A2-fibrosis
#14
Sigrid Ladores, Traci M Kazmerski, Steven M Rowe
New therapeutics, such as ivacaftor, and the combination drug lumacaftor/ivacaftor that target the underlying genetic cause of cystic fibrosis are being hailed as game-changers in this era of personalized medicine. Although these drugs improve lung function, their effects on female fertility have not been studied. In this case report we describe one woman's experience with ivacaftor and her unanticipated pregnancy. Implications related to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care for women with cystic fibrosis are presented...
January 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870255/now-that-is-a-game-changer-the-entire-reproductive-cycle-of-an-oocyte-in-a-dish
#15
EDITORIAL
Gary M Wessel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856340/pok%C3%A3-mon-go-a-game-changer-for-the-physical-inactivity-crisis
#16
Allana G LeBlanc, Jean-Philippe Chaput
There is an urgent need to find novel strategies aimed at motivating people to go outside and move more. Pokémon Go blends a fun smartphone game with real-life, outdoor physical activity. Initial reports suggest it is a successful population level strategy to increase physical activity levels. Further research is needed to understand the long-term risks and benefits of this new game. Free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile games are likely to be a new model for promoting healthy active living in the future...
November 14, 2016: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853680/radiolabeled-theranostics-magnetic-and-gold-nanoparticles
#17
REVIEW
Saeideh Same, Ayuob Aghanejad, Sattar Akbari Nakhjavani, Jaleh Barar, Yadollah Omidi
Introduction: Growing advances in nanotechnology have facilitated the applications of newly emerged nanomaterials in the field of biomedical/pharmaceutical sciences. Following this trend, the multifunctional nanoparticles (NPs) play a significant role in development of advanced drug delivery systems (DDSs) such as diapeutics/theranostics used for simultaneous diagnosis and therapy. Multifunctional radiolabeled NPs with capability of detecting, visualizing and destroying diseased cells with least side effects have been considered as an emerging filed in presentation of the best choice in solving the therapeutic problems...
2016: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826536/pembrolizumab-as-first-line-treatment-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-game-changer
#18
EDITORIAL
Wolfram C M Dempke, Klaus Fenchel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819687/impact-of-drug-development-on-the-use-of-stem-cell-transplantation-a-report-by-the-european-society-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation-ebmt
#19
J R Passweg, H Baldomero, P Bader, C Bonini, S Cesaro, P Dreger, R F Duarte, C Dufour, J Kuball, D Farge-Bancel, A Gennery, N Kröger, F Lanza, A Nagler, A Sureda, M Mohty
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is used with increasing frequency in Europe with 40 000 transplants reported in 2014. Transplant-related mortality remains high in allogeneic HSCT (10-20%); high-dose chemotherapy is toxic and demanding for patients. Drug development is accelerating and with limited toxicity of some targeted drugs may replace HSCT, whereas others may function as a 'bridge to transplant'. We analyzed HSCT reported to the activity survey for selected diseases in which major advances in drug development have been made...
February 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817950/sutureless-aortic-valves-a-game-changer-or-niche-tool-in-an-expanding-toolbox
#20
EDITORIAL
Davis C Drinkwater
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 14, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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