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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434133/stiripentol-in-the-management-of-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Katherine C Nickels, Elaine C Wirrell
Stiripentol is a structurally unique antiepileptic drug that has several possible mechanisms of action, including diverse effects on the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-A receptor and novel inhibition of lactate dehydrogenase. Because of its inhibition of several cytochrome P450 enzymes, it has extensive pharmacokinetic interactions, which often necessitates reduction in doses of certain co-therapies, particularly clobazam. Stiripentol also has a neuroprotective action, by reducing calcium-mediated neurotoxicity...
April 22, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433612/use-of-enteroscopy-for-the-detection-of-malignant-and-pre-malignant-lesions-of-the-small-bowel-in-complicated-celiac-disease-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Luca Elli, Giovanni Casazza, Martina Locatelli, Federica Branchi, Francesca Ferretti, Dario Conte, Mirella Fraquelli
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Enteroscopy (wireless, wired) is the reference standard for small-bowel (SB) diseases and it has been applied to detect SB malignancies in complicated celiac disease (CD) with heterogeneous results. The aim of this meta-analysis is to obtain a diagnostic yield (DY) by pooling the data of studies that investigated the use of enteroscopy to detect SB adverse events in CD. METHODS: We performed an online search for studies estimating the DY of wireless and wired enteroscopy in predicting the presence of SB pre-malignant and/or malignant lesions...
April 19, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433581/therapeutic-burst-suppression-coma-in-pediatric-febrile-refractory-status-epilepticus
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Jainn-Jim Lin, Cheng-Che Chou, Shih-Yun Lan, Hsiang-Ju Hsiao, Yu Wang, Oi-Wa Chan, Shao-Hsuan Hsia, Huei-Shyong Wang, Kuang-Lin Lin
BACKGROUND: Evidence for the beneficial effect of therapeutic burst-suppression coma in pediatric patients with febrile refractory status epilepticus is limited, and the clinical outcomes of this treatment strategy are largely unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore the outcomes of therapeutic burst-suppression coma in a series of children with febrile refractory status epilepticus. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed consecutive pediatric patients with febrile refractory status epilepticus admitted to our pediatric intensive care unit between January 2000 and December 2013...
April 19, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433474/beneficial-effect-of-tocilizumab-in-myasthenia-gravis-refractory-to-rituximab
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Dagur Ingi Jonsson, Ritva Pirskanen, Fredrik Piehl
Muscle fatigue associated with myasthenia gravis is caused by autoantibodies interfering with neuromuscular transmission. Immunomodulating treatment is widely used in moderate to severe myasthenia, although the use of newer biological drugs except rituximab is rare. We describe the effect of tocilizumab, a blocker of interleukin-6 signalling, in two female myasthenia patients with high titres of serum acetylcholine receptor antibodies and insufficient response to rituximab. The first patient had been treated with high dose immunoglobulins regularly for several years and the second patient had been treated both with different oral immune suppressants and immunoglobulins before testing a low dose of rituximab without significant clinical effect...
March 16, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433263/memory-assessment-in-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-to-predict-memory-impairment-after-surgery-a-systematic-review
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P Parra-Díaz, N García-Casares
INTRODUCTION: Given that surgical treatment of refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy may cause memory impairment, determining which patients are eligible for surgery is essential. However, there is little agreement on which presurgical memory assessment methods are best able to predict memory outcome after surgery and identify those patients with a greater risk of surgery-induced memory decline. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic literature review to determine which presurgical memory assessment methods best predict memory outcome...
April 19, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432961/diurnal-patterns-and-relationships-between-physiological-and-self-reported-stress-in-patients-with-epilepsy-and-psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizures
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Barbora Novakova, Peter R Harris, Markus Reuber
PURPOSE: Patients with epilepsy and those with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) experience high levels of stress and stress is one of the most frequently self-identified seizure precipitants. Although stress is a multifaceted phenomenon, few studies have systematically examined its different components in patients with seizures. The aim of this study was therefore to describe diurnal patterns of psychological and physiological measures of stress in patients with epilepsy and patients with PNES, and explore their relationships to each other in order to improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying stress and seizure occurrence in these patients...
April 19, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432877/maternal-low-protein-diet-decreases-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-expression-in-the-brains-of-the-neonatal-rat-offspring
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Gurdeep Marwarha, Kate Claycombe-Larson, Jared Schommer, Othman Ghribi
Prenatal exposure to a maternal low-protein (LP) diet has been known to cause cognitive impairment, learning and memory deficits. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been identified. Herein, we demonstrate that a maternal LP diet causes, in the brains of the neonatal rat offspring, an attenuation in the basal expression of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a neurotrophin indispensable for learning and memory. Female rats were fed either a 20% normal protein (NP) diet or an 8% LP 3 weeks before breeding and during the gestation period...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432610/left-versus-right-does-location-matter-for-refractory-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients-in-phase-1-clinical-trials
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Sukeshi Patel Arora, Norma S Ketchum, Joel Michalek, Jonathon Gelfond, Devalingam Mahalingam
PURPOSE: Location of the primary tumor is prognostic and predictive of efficacy with VEGF-inhibitors (I) versus EGFR-I given first-line to metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients. However, little is known regarding the effect of location on prognosis and prediction in refractory mCRC. We assessed the efficacy of VEGF-I and EGFR-I in regards to location of the primary tumor in patients with refractory mCRC enrolled in early phase studies. METHODS: A historical cohort analysis of mCRC patients, including 44 phase I trials our institution, from March 2004 to September 2012...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432286/the-breathing-thinking-functioning-clinical-model-a-proposal-to-facilitate-evidence-based-breathlessness-management-in-chronic-respiratory-disease
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REVIEW
Anna Spathis, Sara Booth, Catherine Moffat, Rhys Hurst, Richella Ryan, Chloe Chin, Julie Burkin
Refractory breathlessness is a highly prevalent and distressing symptom in advanced chronic respiratory disease. Its intensity is not reliably predicted by the severity of lung pathology, with unhelpful emotions and behaviours inadvertently exacerbating and perpetuating the problem. Improved symptom management is possible if clinicians choose appropriate non-pharmacological approaches, but these require engagement and commitment from both patients and clinicians. The Breathing Thinking Functioning clinical model is a proposal, developed from current evidence, that has the potential to facilitate effective symptom control, by providing a rationale and focus for treatment...
April 21, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432164/use-of-gabapentin-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain-in-an-adolescent-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Cátia R Correia, Ana Teresa Soares, Laura Azurara, Maria João Palaré
Vaso-occlusive crises are the most common manifestation of sickle cell disease (SCD) and the main cause of hospital admission in these patients. There is emerging evidence that vaso-occlusive pain has both nociceptive and neuropathic components. However, the treatment of SCD-related pain with neuropathic drugs has not yet been systematically studied, particularly in children. We describe a 14-year-old girl with SCD and multiple hospital admissions for pain management for severe acute vaso-occlusive pain episodes...
April 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432112/reduction-of-severe-visual-loss-and-complications-following-intra-arterial-chemotherapy-iac-for-refractory-retinoblastoma
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M Ashwin Reddy, Zishan Naeem, Catriona Duncan, Fergus Robertson, Jane Herod, Adam Rennie, Alki Liasis, Dorothy Ann Thompson, Mandeep Sagoo
BACKGROUND: Intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) for retinoblastoma has been documented as causing visual loss and ocular motility problems. A lack of safety data has precluded its acceptance in all centres. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of patients with retinoblastoma from 2013 to 2015 who had a healthy foveola and relapsed following systemic chemotherapy. All required IAC. The correlation of complications with doses of melphalan +/- topotecan used and putative catheterisation complications was assessed...
April 21, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432006/stepwise-use-of-circulatory-support-devices-in-a-patient-refractory-to-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Marco Spartera, Richard J Jabbour, Mauro Chiarito, Michele De Bonis, Federico Pappalardo
This case describes the management of a patient admitted to an emergency department with general malaise, who deteriorated into cardiac arrest and refractory to advanced life support measures. After extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (eCPR) with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in association with an Impella 2.5 device, the patient underwent cardiac surgery (tissue aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting and implantation of short-term paracorporeal left ventricular assist device)...
April 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431983/comparison-of-extracorporeal-photopheresis-and-alemtuzumab-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction
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Anna Moniodis, Keri Townsend, Alexander Rabin, Obadah Aloum, Jessica Stempel, Patrick Burkett, Phillip Camp, Miguel Divo, Souheil El-Chemaly, Hari Mallidi, Ivan Rosas, Anne Fuhlbrigge, Sophia Koo, Hilary J Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Survival after lung transplantation is limited by chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD). Immunomodulatory therapies such as extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) and alemtuzumab (AL) have been described for refractory CLAD, but comparative outcomes are not well defined. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed spirometric values and clinical outcomes after therapy with ECP, AL, or no treatment (NT) in patients with CLAD who underwent transplant between January 2005 and December 2014...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431948/serum-peptides-as-putative-modulators-of-inflammation-in-psoriasis
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Tetsuhiko Matsuura, Masaaki Sato, Kouhei Nagai, Toshiyuki Sato, Mitsumi Arito, Kazuki Omoteyama, Naoya Suematsu, Kazuki Okamoto, Tomohiro Kato, Yoshinao Soma, Manae S Kurokawa
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a refractory inflammatory disease, however, its pathophysiology is still not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: We tried to identify novel serum peptides associated with the pathophysiology of psoriasis. METHODS: Serum peptides from 24 patients with psoriasis vulgaris (PV), 10 patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), 14 patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), and 23 healthy control (HC) subjects were analyzed by mass spectrometry...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431196/switch-to-abobotulinum-toxin-a-may-be-useful-in-the-treatment-of-neurogenic-detrusor-overactivity-when-intradetrusor-injections-of-onabotulinum-toxin-a-failed
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Florie Bottet, Benoit Peyronnet, Romain Boissier, Bénédicte Reiss, Jean G Previnaire, Andrea Manunta, Jacques Kerdraon, Alain Ruffion, Loïc Lenormand, Brigitte Perrouin Verbe, Sarah Gaillet, Xavier Gamé, Gilles Karsenty
AIMS: To assess the outcomes of switching to a different brand of botulinum toxin A (BTA, from Botox® to Dysport®) in case of failure of intradetrusor injections (IDI) of Botox® in the treatment of neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO). METHODS: The charts of all patients who underwent a switch to IDI of Dysport® after failure of an IDI of Botox® at six departments of neurourology were retrospectively reviewed. The main outcomes of interest were the bladder diary data and four urodynamic parameters: maximum cystometric capacity (MCC), maximum detrusor pressure (PDET max), and volume at first uninhibited detrusor contraction (UDC)...
April 21, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431088/stationary-phase-genes-upregulated-by-polyamines-are-responsible-for-the-formation-of-escherichia-coli-persister-cells-tolerant-to-netilmicin
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Alexander G Tkachenko, Natalya M Kashevarova, Elena A Tyuleneva, Mikhail S Shumkov
Persisters are rare phenotypic variants of regular bacterial cells that survive lethal antibiotics or stresses owing to slowing down of their metabolism. Recently, we have shown that polyamine putrescine can upregulate persister cell formation in Escherichia coli via the stimulation of rpoS expression, encoding a master regulator of general stress response. We hypothesized that rmf and yqjD, the stationary-phase genes responsible for ribosome inactivation, might be good candidates for the similar role owing to their involvement in translational arrest and the ability to be affected by polyamines...
April 19, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430711/evaluation-of-kdr-rs34231037-as-a-predictor-of-sunitinib-efficacy-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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María Apellániz-Ruiz, Meta H Diekstra, Juan M Roldán, Epie Boven, Daniel Castellano, Hans Gelderblom, Ron H J Mathijssen, Jesse J Swen, Stefan Böhringer, Jesús García-Donás, Brian I Rini, Henk-Jan Guchelaar, Cristina Rodríguez-Antona
The identification of biomarkers able to predict clinical benefit from vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors is urgently needed. Recently, Maitland and colleagues described an association between KDR-rs34231037 and soluble VEGFR2 levels as well as pazopanib pharmacodynamics. We investigated in a well-characterized series of metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma patients whether rs34231037 could influence sunitinib response. Clinical data and DNA were available from an international series of 276 patients...
April 20, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430697/abusive-head-trauma-and-mortality-an-analysis-from-an-international-comparative-effectiveness-study-of-children-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#18
Nikki Miller Ferguson, Ajit Sarnaik, Darryl Miles, Nadeem Shafi, Mark J Peters, Edward Truemper, Monica S Vavilala, Michael J Bell, Stephen R Wisniewski, James F Luther, Adam L Hartman, Patrick M Kochanek
OBJECTIVES: Small series have suggested that outcomes after abusive head trauma are less favorable than after other injury mechanisms. We sought to determine the impact of abusive head trauma on mortality and identify factors that differentiate children with abusive head trauma from those with traumatic brain injury from other mechanisms. DESIGN: First 200 subjects from the Approaches and Decisions in Acute Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Trial-a comparative effectiveness study using an observational, cohort study design...
April 20, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430599/tak1-inhibitor-5z-7-oxozeaenol-sensitizes-cervical-cancer-to-doxorubicin-induced-apoptosis
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Shan Guan, Jiaxiong Lu, Yanling Zhao, Sarah E Woodfield, Huiyuan Zhang, Xin Xu, Yang Yu, Jing Zhao, Shayahati Bieerkehazhi, Haoqian Liang, Jianhua Yang, Fuchun Zhang, Surong Sun
Aberrant activation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) allows cancer cells to escape chemotherapy-induced cell death and acts as one of the major mechanisms of acquired chemoresistance in cervical cancer. TAK1, a crucial mediator that upregulates NF-κB activation in response to cellular genotoxic stress, is required for tumor cell viability and survival. Herein, we examined whether TAK1 inhibition is a potential therapeutic strategy for treating cervical cancer. We found that TAK1 inhibitor 5Z-7-oxozeaenol significantly augmented the cytotoxic effects of Dox in a panel of cervical cancer cell lines...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430351/c677t-and-a1298c-polymorphisms-of-methylene-tetrahydrofolate-reductase-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-southeast-iran
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Mohammad Ali Mashhadi, Ebrahim Miri-Moghaddam, Narges Arbabi, Ali Bazi, Zahra Heidari, Zahra Sepehri, Azra Karimkoshte, Alireza Rezvan, Seyed Mahdi Hashemi
PURPOSE: Polymorphisms of the methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene have been reported as risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in some populations. Our goal was to evaluate the potential role of A1298C and C677T polymorphisms of MTHFR in risk of NHL in southeast Iran. METHODS: In the present case-control study, 127 patients with newly diagnosed NHL along with 150 ethnicity- and age-matched controls were examined. The A1298C and C677T polymorphisms were genotyped using the Tetra Amplification Refractory Mutation System polymerase chain reaction method...
April 14, 2017: Tumori
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