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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138840/low-dosage-of-arsenic-trioxide-inhibits-vasculogenic-mimicry-in-hepatoblastoma-without-cell-apoptosis
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Feng Zhang, Chun-Mei Zhang, Shu Li, Kun-Kun Wang, Bin-Bin Guo, Yao Fu, Lu-Yang Liu, Yu Zhang, Hai-Yu Jiang, Chang-Jun Wu
Hepatoblastoma (HB) is the most common type of pediatric liver malignancy, which predominantly occurs in young children (aged <5 years), and continues to be a therapeutic challenge in terms of metastasis and drug resistance. As a new pattern of tumor blood supply, vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is a channel structure lined by tumor cells rather than endothelial cells, which contribute to angiogenesis. VM occurs in a variety of solid tumor types, including liver cancer, such as hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the effect of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) on VM...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119217/psilocybin-with-psychological-support-for-treatment-resistant-depression-six-month-follow-up
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R L Carhart-Harris, M Bolstridge, C M J Day, J Rucker, R Watts, D E Erritzoe, M Kaelen, B Giribaldi, M Bloomfield, S Pilling, J A Rickard, B Forbes, A Feilding, D Taylor, H V Curran, D J Nutt
RATIONALE: Recent clinical trials are reporting marked improvements in mental health outcomes with psychedelic drug-assisted psychotherapy. OBJECTIVES: Here, we report on safety and efficacy outcomes for up to 6 months in an open-label trial of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression. METHODS: Twenty patients (six females) with (mostly) severe, unipolar, treatment-resistant major depression received two oral doses of psilocybin (10 and 25 mg, 7 days apart) in a supportive setting...
November 8, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118840/too-many-pills-to-swallow-a-case-of-a-mixed-overdose
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Louise Emily Hopkins, Jonathan Sunkersing, Andrew Jacques
Propranolol is a highly lipid-soluble beta-receptor antagonist. We describe a case of mixed overdose, including propranolol, amlodipine and olanzapine, resulting in severe resistant hypotension which was successfully treated. A 21-year-old student ingested 6.4 g of propranolol, 280 mg of amlodipine and 560 mg of olanzapine. The patient was brought to the emergency department and exhibited signs of severe systemic toxicity - profound hypotension and circulatory collapse, respiratory depression and coma...
August 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115994/exploring-venlafaxine-pharmacokinetic-variability-with-a-phenotyping-approach-a-multicentric-french-swiss-study-marvel-study
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Célia Lloret-Linares, Youssef Daali, Sylvie Chevret, Isabelle Nieto, Fanny Molière, Philippe Courtet, Florence Galtier, Raphaëlle-Marie Richieri, Sophie Morange, Pierre-Michel Llorca, Wissam El-Hage, Thomas Desmidt, Frédéric Haesebaert, Philippe Vignaud, Jerôme Holtzmann, Jean-Luc Cracowski, Marion Leboyer, Antoine Yrondi, Fabienne Calvas, Liova Yon, Philippe Le Corvoisier, Olivier Doumy, Kyle Heron, Damien Montange, Siamak Davani, Julien Déglon, Marie Besson, Jules Desmeules, Emmanuel Haffen, Frank Bellivier
BACKGROUND: It is well known that the standard doses of a given drug may not have equivalent effects in all patients. To date, the management of depression remains mainly empirical and often poorly evaluated. The development of a personalized medicine in psychiatry may reduce treatment failure, intolerance or resistance, and hence the burden and costs of mood depressive disorders. The Geneva Cocktail Phenotypic approach presents several advantages including the "in vivo" measure of different cytochromes and transporter P-gp activities, their simultaneous determination in a single test, avoiding the influence of variability over time on phenotyping results, the administration of low dose substrates, a limited sampling strategy with an analytical method developed on DBS analysis...
November 7, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109161/combating-multi-drug-resistant-pathogens-with-host-directed-non-antibiotic-therapeutics
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Jourdan A Andersson, Jian Sha, Michelle L Kirtley, Emily Reyes, Eric C Fitts, Sara M Dann, Ashok K Chopra
Earlier, we reported that 3 Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs, trifluoperazine (TFP, anti-psychotic), amoxapine (AXPN, anti-depressant), and doxapram (DXP, breathing stimulant), identified from an in vitro murine macrophage cytotoxicity screen, provided 40-60% protection to mice against pneumonic plague when administered at the time of infection for 1-3 days. In this study, the therapeutic potential of these drugs was further evaluated in mice when administered up to 48 h post-infection against pneumonic plague...
November 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105627/macrophage-related-cytokine-expressions-in-depression-mouse-model-induced-by-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress
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Shoulian Zhu, Lejing Li, Ying Li, Wenyuan Cao
Depression is characterized by mental retardation, interest blank, hypoactivity, anxiety, appetite loss, sexual dysfunction, sleep disorders and other symptoms. The incidence of depressed patients has demonstrated an upward trend in recent years. Antidepressant drugs are commonly used in modern medicine, but they have the side effect of drug resistance. This study aims to explore the effect of acupuncture stimulation on expressions of macrophage-related cytokines in mice with depression induced by chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS), and to explore the underlying immunological mechanism...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100151/aripiprazole-relieves-motivational-anhedonia-in-rats
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Simona Scheggi, Teresa Pelliccia, Carla Gambarana, Maria Graziella De Montis
BACKGROUND: Anhedonia is considered a relevant feature in depression and psychosis, characterized by poor treatment outcome, and associated with deficits in mesolimbic dopaminergic responsiveness. Clinical studies suggest the potential utility of aripiprazole as adjunctive therapy for resistant depression. Since aripiprazole can stabilize the dopaminergic system, in search of tailored therapeutic strategies for reward dysfunctions, we investigated whether the drug restored motivation toward positive stimuli in a rat model...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093410/coronary-artery-spasm-during-cryoballoon-ablation-in-a-patient-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Kazuhiro Yajima, Yuichiro Yamase, Hideo Oishi, Noriyuki Ikehara, Yasushi Asai
The patient was a 63-year-old man with drug-resistant atrial fibrillation who developed coronary spasm during cryoballoon ablation (CBA). CBA was started from the left inferior pulmonary vein. ST elevations in II, III, and aVf, with reciprocal ST depressions in V2-5, occurred in association with chest pain just after balloon rewarming and deflation, and the patient's blood pressure fell to 50 mmHg. Coronary angiography revealed 90% diffuse stenosis from the orifice of segment 1 to segment 4 in the right coronary artery...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071466/cardiovascular-autonomic-effects-of-vagus-nerve-stimulation
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Iñigo Garamendi-Ruiz, Juan Carlos Gómez-Esteban
The vagus nerve is responsible for the parasympathetic innervation of the major thoracic and abdominal organs. It also carries sensory afferent fibres from these viscera and reaches different brain structures. These connections have proven useful in the treatment of different diseases. Afferent stimulation of the left vagus nerve is used to treat epilepsy and major depression, and stimulation of the right vagus nerve is being tried for the treatment of heart failure. The device used for the therapy delivers intermittent stimuli...
October 25, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063119/-inflammatory-mechanism-of-depression-and-its-new-strategy%C3%A2-for-diagnosis-and%C3%A2-treatment
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Wen-Jun Su, Zhi-Yong Cao, Chun-Lei Jiang
Depression is a major class of mental illness; owing to its high prevalence, high disability rate and heavy disease burden, it has become a stern and formidable global health problem. It is generally believed that the etiology of depression is multifactorial, which is related to gender differences, chronic stress, dietary behavior and drug abuse. At present, the exact pathophysiological mechanism of depression still remains unclear, but researchers across the globe put forward various hypotheses to interpret the possible access to this disease, including monoamine neurotransmitter disturbance, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction, lack of neurotrophic factors and excessive pro-inflammatory cytokines...
October 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056418/hemodynamic-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-with-and-without-mk-467-following-intramuscular-administration-in-cats-anesthetized-with-isoflurane
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Kristine T Siao, Bruno H Pypendop, Juhana Honkavaara, Jan E Ilkiw
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the hemodynamic effects of dexmedetomidine, with or without MK-467, following intramuscular (IM) administration in cats. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, crossover, experimental study. ANIMALS: Six healthy adult male castrated purpose-bred cats. METHODS: Cats were anesthetized with isoflurane in oxygen and instrumented. Cats were administered dexmedetomidine (25 μg kg(-1)), with (DM) or without (D) MK-467 (600 μg kg(-1)), IM in the epaxial muscles...
May 4, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050217/triterpenoids-from-aglaia-abbreviata-exert-cytotoxicity-and-multidrug-resistant-reversal-effect-in-mcf-7-adm-cells-via-reactive-oxygen-species-induction-and-p-glycoprotein-inhibition
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Juan Cen, Beibei Zheng, Rubing Bai, Li Zhang, Feng Zhang, Xia Zhang
Triterpenoids from the Aglaia have been shown cytotoxicity on a broad spectrum of human tumor cells. In the present study, we extracted triterpenoids AA-5 (1) and AA-6 (2) from stems of Aglaia abbreviata, and studied their cytotoxicity in multidrug resistant (MDR) MCF-7/ADM cells. After 48 h treatment, AA-5 (1) and AA-6 (2) significantly increased mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis by enhancing reactive oxygen species (ROS) with depressed mitochondrial membrane potential and caspase-9 activities. The drug efflux transporter P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and the intracellular antioxidant systems, involving Glutathione S-Transferase π, Glutathione and heme oxygenase-1, were also inhibited via the ROS-depressed Akt/NF-E2-related factor 2 pathway...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049083/ketamine-and-pharmacological-imaging-use-of-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-evaluate-mechanisms-of-action
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Eric A Maltbie, Gopinath S Kaundinya, Leonard L Howell
Ketamine has been used as a pharmacological model for schizophrenia as subanesthetic infusions have been shown to produce temporary schizophrenia-like symptoms in healthy humans. More recently, ketamine has emerged as a potential treatment for multiple psychiatric disorders, including treatment-resistant depression and suicidal ideation. However, the mechanisms underlying both the psychotomimetic and the therapeutic effects of ketamine remain poorly understood. This review provides an overview of what is known of the neural mechanisms underlying the effects of ketamine and details what functional MRI studies have yielded at a systems level focused on brain circuitry...
December 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042527/-biomarkers-for-mood-disorders-and-a-novel-antidepressant-r-ketamine
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Kenji Hashimoto
Depression is often misdiagnosed as major depressive disorder in patients with bipolar disorder. Therapeutic drugs for these two disorders are quite different, but the anesthetic ketamine shows fast-acting antidepressant effects in treatment-resistant patients with these disorders. Here, we discuss biomarkers for both disorders, recent findings regarding ketamine, and predictable biomarkers for ketamine's antidepressant actions.
October 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041003/depression-in-the-context-of-medical-disorders-new-pharmacological-pathways-revisited
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Undine E Lang, Marc Walter
The depressive state has been characterised as one of elevated inflammation, changed cardiovascular parameters and a deranged metabolic situation all of which holds promise for a better understanding and handling of treatment-resistance in affective disorders as well as for future developments in treatment algorithms. In this context several biomarkers are differentially regulated by antidepressant treatment and connected to metabolic, inflammatory, cardiovascular and apoptotic components of the pathophysiology, i...
October 17, 2017: Neuro-Signals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037071/evidence-based-review-of-biobran-mgn-3-arabinoxylan-compound-as-a-complementary-therapy-for-conventional-cancer-treatment
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Soo Liang Ooi, Debbie McMullen, Terry Golombick, Dipl Nut, Sok Cheon Pak
INTRODUCTION: Conventional cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, may not be sufficient to eradicate all malignant cells and prevent recurrence. Intensive treatment often leads to a depressed immune system, drug resistance, and toxicity, hampering the treatment outcomes. BioBran/MGN-3 Arabinoxylan is a standardized arabinoxylan concentrate which has been proposed as a plant-based immunomodulator that can restore the tumor-induced disturbance of the natural immune system, including natural killer cell activity to fight cancer, complementing conventional therapies...
October 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020098/treatment-with-high-dose-antidepressants-severely-exacerbates-the-pathological-outcome-of-experimental-escherichia-coli-infections-in-poultry
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Sofie Kromann, Egle Kudirkiene, Lili Li, Ida Thoefner, Elisabeth Daldorph, Jens Peter Christensen, Hecheng Meng, Rikke Heidemann Olsen
There is an urgent need for novel antibiotics as the current antibiotics are losing their value due to increased resistance among clinically important bacteria. Sertraline, an on-marked anti-depressive drug, has been shown to modify bacterial activity in vitro, including increasing the susceptibility of Escherichia coli to antibiotics. The aim of the present study was to investigate if the antimicrobial activity of sertraline could be documented under clinical settings, hereunder if sertraline could potentiate the effect of tetracycline in treatment of an experimentally induced ascending infection in poultry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017334/brexpiprazole-a-new-leaf-on-the-partial-dopamine-agonist-branch
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Judy Hope, David Castle, Nicholas A Keks
OBJECTIVES: Brexpiprazole is a new dopamine partial agonist antipsychotic in the same class as aripiprazole. This paper will briefly review brexpiprazole and compare it with aripiprazole. CONCLUSIONS: Brexpiprazole and aripiprazole are both partial agonists at dopamine D2, and serotonin 5-HT1A and antagonists at serotonin 5-HT2A and noradrenergic α1B receptors. However, the two drugs are significantly different in potencies at various receptors; neurochemical profiles predict that brexpiprazole may be comparable with aripiprazole in its antipsychotic efficacy but may cause less akathisia, extrapyramidal side effects (EPS) and activation...
October 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994451/efficacy-of-the-danish-epilepsy-surgery-programme
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E Holm, M T Foged, S Beniczky, B Jespersen, J Brennum, L H Pinborg
OBJECTIVE: Despite optimal medical treatment, approximately one-third of patients with epilepsy continue to have seizures. Epilepsy surgery is widely accepted as a therapeutic option in the selected subset of patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsy. Here, we report the results of the Danish epilepsy surgery programme from 2009 to 2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 169 consecutive patients, operated at Rigshospitalet, were included. Information was gathered from digital patient records...
October 10, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984854/adult-zebrafish-in-cns-disease-modeling-a-tank-that-s-half-full-not-half-empty-and-still-filling
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Darya A Meshalkina, Elana V Kysil, Jason E Warnick, Konstantin A Demin, Allan V Kalueff
The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is increasingly used in a broad array of biomedical studies, from cancer research to drug screening. Zebrafish also represent an emerging model organism for studying complex brain diseases. The number of zebrafish neuroscience studies is exponentially growing, significantly outpacing those conducted with rodents or other model organisms. Yet, there is still a substantial amount of resistance in adopting zebrafish as a first-choice model system. Studies of the repertoire of zebrafish neural and behavioral functions continue to reveal new opportunities for understanding the pathobiology of various CNS deficits...
October 6, 2017: Lab Animal
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