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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223988/prevalence-of-physical-problems-detected-by-the-distress-thermometer-and-problem-list-in-patients-with-myeloproliferative-disorders
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Daniel C McFarland, Kelly M Shaffer, Heather Polizzi, John Mascarenhas, Marina Kremyanskaya, Jimmie Holland, Ronald Hoffman
Background: Patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) can have a severe physical symptom burden over an extended disease trajectory that contributes to decreased quality of life. Few studies, however, have characterized which patients most frequently consider physical symptoms a problem. This study describes the physical symptoms of patients with MPNs and the relationship of these symptoms to patient characteristics. Methods: Patients with MPNs (N=117) completed questionnaires in a dedicated academic medical center MPN clinic...
December 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220066/periorbital-changes-associated-with-topical-prostaglandins-analogues-in-a-hispanic-population
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Ferdinand Rodríguez-Agramonte, Juan Carlos Jiménez, José Raúl Montes
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalent side effects of prostaglandin analogues (PA) in a Hispanic population and their effect on quality of life (QOL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted in a tertiary medical facility in which patients were evaluated in a single visit. Total of 14 participants in the study, 10 women and 4 men. Ages ranged from 26-78 years old. Subjects underwent a single full Oculoplastic evaluation by two physicians; one was blinded on patient medical history and assessed for PA side effects...
December 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202278/treatment-outcomes-of-257-patients-with-locoregionally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-treated-with-nimotuzumab-plus-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-with-or-without-chemotherapy-a-single-institution-experience
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Fangzheng Wang, Chuner Jiang, Zhimin Ye, Tongxin Liu, Quanquan Sun, Fengqin Yan, Weifeng Qin, Zhenfu Fu, Yangming Jiang
OBJECTIVES: To report the long-term outcome and toxicity of locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LA NPC) treated with nimotuzumab (h-R3) plus intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with or without chemotherapy. METHODS: From May 2008 to March 2014, 3022 newly histology-proven, nonmetastatic NPC patients were retrospectively reviewed; among them, 257 patients treated with h-R3 were enrolled in this study. The patients' age range was between 10 and 76 years...
December 1, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199694/retrospective-analysis-of-icotinib-neoadjuvant-therapy-of-63-lung-cancer-patients
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T Wang, Y Liu, B Zhou, S Hao, Z Wang, N Liang, J Liu, S Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore the feasibility of icotinib neoadjuvant therapy for nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of the clinical data for 63 NSCLC patients (61 cases of adenocarcinoma and two cases of squamous cell carcinoma) receiving surgical resection of lung lesions after oral intake of icotinib from December 2011 to November 2013 in the PLA General Hospital. Preoperative oral intake of the patients was icotinib 125 mg tid, drug side effects were evaluated according to the American National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Criteria Version 4...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195996/evaluation-of-tempranillo-and-albari%C3%A3-o-so2-free-wines-produced-by-different-chemical-alternatives-and-winemaking-procedures
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Raúl Ferrer-Gallego, Miquel Puxeu, Enric Nart, Laura Martín, Imma Andorrà
In this work physical and chemical alternatives to produce SO2 free wines are shown. The use of inactive yeast strains enriched in glutathione, chitosan, dimethyldicarbonate and different hydrolysable and condensed tannins were assessed in Tempranillo and Albariño wines. The time of addition, mixtures of additives and the use of inert gases were evaluated. In general, no significant differences on the sensory quality were shown when compared sulphited and non-sulphited wines. Both physical and chemical treatments were more effective for Tempranillo wines...
December 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192469/milk-thistle-and-olive-extract-old-substances-with-a-new-mission-against-sun-induced-skin-damage
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Roberta DI Caprio, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Franco Gasparri, Raffaella Micillo, Anna Balato, Serena Lembo
BACKGROUND: Natural antioxidants represent an effective option in the prevention and/or improvement of ultraviolet radiations (UVR)-induced/aggravated skin conditions. UVR cause DNA damage in keratinocytes, directly, in the form of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs), or indirectly, through oxidative stress production. Failure of the repair system can result in genetic mutations primarily responsible for the initiation of NMSCs. The aim of our study was to evaluate the in vitro protective effect of milk thistle and olive purified extracts on cultured keratinocytes after solar simulator irradiations (SSR)...
November 30, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191595/phase-2-study-of-intermittent-pulse-dacomitinib-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancers
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Helena A Yu, Myung-Ju Ahn, Byoung Chul Cho, David E Gerber, Ronald B Natale, Mark A Socinski, Nagdeep Giri, Susan Quinn, Eric Sbar, Hui Zhang, Giuseppe Giaccone
BACKGROUND: Dacomitinib is a second-generation, irreversible epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). Pre-clinical data suggest that intermittent pulsatile dosing of dacomitinib may result in inhibition of EGFR T790M. METHODS: We evaluated safety, pharmacokinetics and efficacy of intermittent pulsatile dacomitinib in both molecularly unselected patients and patients with lung cancers harboring EGFR T790M (Clinical Trial Registration Number NCT01858389)...
October 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191462/exposure-of-tropoelastin-to-peroxynitrous-acid-gives-high-yields-of-nitrated-tyrosine-residues-di-tyrosine-cross-links-and-altered-protein-structure-and-function
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Georg Degendorfer, Christine Y Chuang, Michele Mariotti, Astrid Hammer, Gerald Hoefler, Per Hägglund, Ernst Malle, Steven Wise, Michael J Davies
Elastin is an abundant extracellular matrix protein in elastic tissues, including the lungs, skin and arteries, and comprises 30-57% of the aorta by dry mass. The monomeric precursor, tropoelastin (TE), undergoes complex processing during elastogenesis to form mature elastic fibers. Peroxynitrous acid (ONOOH), a potent oxidizing and nitrating agent, is formed in vivo from superoxide and nitric oxide radicals. Considerable evidence supports ONOOH formation in the inflamed artery wall, and a role for this species in the development of human atherosclerotic lesions, with ONOOH-damaged extracellular matrix implicated in lesion rupture...
November 27, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191409/reducing-the-sensation-of-electrical-stimulation-with-dry-electrodes-by-using-an-array-of-constant-current-sources
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Cassandra D Solomons, Martin Slovak, Ben Heller, Anthony T Barker
Hydrogel electrodes are commonly used for functional and other electrical stimulation applications since the hydrogel layer has been shown to considerably reduce the perception of stimulation compared to dry electrodes. However, these hydrogel electrodes must be changed regularly as they dry out or become contaminated with skin cells and sweat products, thus losing their adhesiveness and resistive properties. Dry electrodes are longer lasting but are more uncomfortable due to unequal current distribution (current hogging)...
November 27, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184811/dermatologic-manifestations-of-endocrine-disorders
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Michael Lause, Alisha Kamboj, Esteban Fernandez Faith
The skin serves as a window for clinicians to understand, diagnose, and monitor endocrine disease. Dermatologic manifestations of endocrinopathies contribute significantly to an individual's health and quality of life. In this review, we outline various disorders of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, thyroid gland, pancreas, adrenal gland, and androgen axis as well as hereditary endocrine syndromes. In acromegaly, glycosaminoglycan deposition contributes to a thickening of skin and soft tissue, which manifests as coarsening and enlargement of facial and acral structures...
October 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184238/effect-of-natural-antioxidants-on-physicochemical-properties-and-lipid-stability-of-pork-liver-p%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-manufactured-with-healthy-oils-during-refrigerated-storage
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Paulo Eduardo Sichetti Munekata, Rubén Domínguez, Paulo Cezar Bastianello Campagnol, Daniel Franco, Marco Antonio Trindade, José Manuel Lorenzo
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of natural antioxidants in pork liver pâté manufactured with the combination of pork backfat, fish oil and olive oil. Phenolic composition of beer residue extract (BRE), chestnut leaves extract (CLE) and peanut skin extract (PSE) were identified and quantified. Four batches of pork liver pâté were produced: control, BRE, CLE and PSE. Pork liver pâté was evaluated for proximate composition, pH, instrumental colour, free fatty acid content, lipid-derived volatile compounds and lipid oxidation...
December 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183412/impact-of-sexual-maturity-on-the-welfare-of-immunocastrated-v-entire-heavy-female-pigs
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G Di Martino, A Scollo, A Garbo, F Lega, A L Stefani, M Vascellari, A Natale, F Zuliani, C Zanardello, F Tonon, L Bonfanti
During oestrus, fattening female pigs are more prone to lameness, fractures and wounds due to mounting and agonistic behaviours of penmates. This study assessed the effect of sexual maturity on the behaviour and welfare of heavy female pigs slaughtered at 36 weeks of age (180±10 kg) for dry-cured ham production. An immunocastrated control group was used for comparison. In all, 56 15-week-old female pigs, individually identifiable by back tattoos were equally distributed among four pens. All animals from two pens were subject to a three-dose immunocastration schedule at 16, 20 and 32 weeks of age...
November 29, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181252/comparison-of-dry-needling-vs-sham-on-the-performance-of-vertical-jump
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William D Bandy, Russell Nelson, Lisa Beamer
Introduction: Dry needling has been reported to decrease pain in subjects having myofascial trigger points, as well as pain in muscle and connective tissue. Objective: The purpose of the study was to compare the effects on the ability to perform a two-legged vertical jump between a group who received one bout of dry needling and a group who received one bout of a sham treatment. Methods: Thirty-five healthy students (19 males, 16 females) were recruited to participate in this study (mean age 22...
October 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177151/blue-white-veil-as-novel-dermatoscopic-feature-in-discoid-lupus-erythematosus-in-2-african-american-patients
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Jessica Cervantes, Farhaan Hafeez, Mariya Miteva
Dermoscopic features of discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) depend on the stage of the lesions: active lesions include yellow-brown dots and red dots, whereas longstanding inactive lesions show absence of follicular openings, cicatricial milky red or white patches, structureless white and brown areas, and thick arborizing vessels. Loss of pinpoint white dots, blue-gray dots in a speckled pattern, and a peripheral pigmented network have been described on dermoscopy of DLE in dark skin. We report a blue-white veil as a novel dermoscopic feature in 2 cases of biopsy-proven DLE in African-American patients...
October 2017: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176352/new-science-and-treatment-paradigms-for-atopic-dermatitis
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James G Dinulos, Alyssa Trickett, Caroline Crudele
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: The prevalence of atopic dermatitis is increasing in industrialized countries for unclear reasons. One theory centers on reduced exposure to microbes during infancy and childhood. Alterations in the epidermal permeability barrier, place certain patients at risk for the immunological dysfunction seen in atopic dermatitis. This review examines current research pertaining to the epidermal permeability barrier, the cutaneous microbiome, and the immunology of atopic dermatitis...
November 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173135/a-64-year-old-woman-with-interstitial-lung-disease-and-positive-antibodies-against-aminoacyl-transfer-rna-synthetases-in-the-absence-of-myositis-presentation-of-an-anti-pl-12-positive-antisynthetase-syndrome
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Katrien Ghysen, Mathias Leys
Introduction The antisynthetase syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease described by the presence of inflammatory myositis, interstitial lung disease and antibodies against aminoacyl-transfer RNA synthetases. Interstitial lung disease can be the only manifestation in the absence of an inflammatory myositis. Other clinical signs are Raynaud phenomenon, hyperkeratotic skin lesions, fever and inflammatory polyarthritis. Case presentation We report the case of a 64-year old woman who complained of a dry cough, progressive dyspnea and arthralgia since 2 years, with no other systemic symptoms...
November 27, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170644/an-overt-chemical-protective-garment-reduces-thermal-strain-compared-with-a-covert-garment-in-warm-wet-but-not-hot-dry-environments
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Matthew J Maley, Joseph T Costello, David N Borg, Aaron J E Bach, Andrew P Hunt, Ian B Stewart
Objectives: A commercial chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) protective covert garment has recently been developed with the aim of reducing thermal strain. A covert CBRN protective layer can be worn under other clothing, with equipment added for full chemical protection when needed. However, it is unknown whether the covert garment offers any alleviation to thermal strain during work compared with a traditional overt ensemble. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare thermal strain and work tolerance times during work in an overt and covert ensemble offering the same level of CBRN protection...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167092/dry-needling-for-patients-with-neck-pain-protocol-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Eric Robert Gattie, Joshua A Cleland, Suzanne J Snodgrass
BACKGROUND: Neck pain is a costly and common problem. Current treatments are not adequately effective for a large proportion of patients who continue to experience recurrent pain. Therefore, new treatment strategies should be investigated in an attempt to reduce the disability and high costs associated with neck pain. Dry needling is a technique in which a fine needle is used to penetrate the skin, subcutaneous tissues, and muscle with the intent to mechanically disrupt tissue without the use of an anesthetic...
November 22, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167067/autoclavable-physically-crosslinked-chitosan-cryogel-as-a-wound-dressing
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Takayuki Takei, So Danjo, Shogo Sakoguchi, Sadao Tanaka, Takuma Yoshinaga, Hiroto Nishimata, Masahiro Yoshida
Moist wounds were known to heal more rapidly than dry wounds. Hydrogel wound dressings were suitable for the moist wound healing because of their hyperhydrous structure. Chitosan was a strong candidate as a base material for hydrogel wound dressings because the polymer had excellent biological properties that promoted wound healing. We previously developed physically-crosslinked chitosan cryogels, which were prepared solely by freeze-thawing of a chitosan-gluconic acid conjugate (CG) aqueous solution, for wound treatment...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162886/association-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-class-1-genes-with-stevens-johnson-syndrome-with-severe-ocular-complications-in-an-indian-population
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Chitra Kannabiran, Mayumi Ueta, Virender Sangwan, Varsha Rathi, Sayan Basu, Katsushi Tokunaga, Shigeru Kinoshita
Stevens Johnson syndrome (SJS) is part of a spectrum of adverse drug reactions resulting in the destruction of skin, mucous membranes, and the ocular surface. A similar, more severe form of the disorder included in this spectrum is toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Approximately 35% of patients suffer chronic sequelae such as vascularization, corneal scarring, conjunctival inversion to the cornea, keratinization, symblepharon, scarring of the palpebral conjunctiva, trichiasis, and severe dry eye. We focused on 80 Indian patients with SJS/TEN with severe ocular complications (SOC) and investigated the association of alleles at HLA -A, HLA-B and HLA-C loci; the controls were 50 healthy Indian volunteers...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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