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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633650/effects-of-tolvaptan-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chunbin Wang, Bo Xiong, Lin Cai
BACKGROUND: Acute heart failure, which requires urgent evaluation and treatment, is a leading cause for admission to the emergency department. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effects of tolvaptan on acute heart failure and compare them with the effects of conventional therapy or placebo. METHODS: The electronic databases PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Controlled Trial registry were searched from their starting dates to October 24, 2016. Two authors independently read the trials and extracted related information from the included studies...
June 20, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630250/amplification-of-mglu5-endocannabinoid-signaling-rescues-behavioral-and-synaptic-deficits-in-a-mouse-model-of-adolescent-and-adult-dietary-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-imbalance
#2
Antonia Manduca, Anissa Bara, Thomas Larrieu, Olivier Lassalle, Corinne Joffre, Sophie Layé, Olivier J Manzoni
Energy-dense, yet nutritionally-poor food is a high-risk factor for mental health disorders. This is of particular concern during adolescence, a period often associated with increased consumption of low nutritional content food and higher prevalence of mental health disorders. Indeed, there is an urgent need to understand the mechanisms linking unhealthy diet and mental disorders. Deficiency in n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFAs) is a hallmark of poor nutrition and mood disorders. Here, we developed a mouse model of n-3 PUFAs deficiency lasting from adolescence into adulthood...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630035/the-effects-of-preoperative-volume-replacement-in-diabetic-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-verdict-trial
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Madeleine Clout, Tracy Harris, Chris Rogers, Lucy Culliford, Jodi Taylor, Gianni Angelini, Pradeep Narayan, Barnaby Reeves, James Hillier, Kate Ashton, Kunal Sarkar, Raimondo Ascione
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor for prolonged hospital stays, renal failure, and mortality in patients having coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Complications pose a serious threat to patients and prolong intensive care and hospital stays. Low glomerular filtration rate (GFR) due to existing renal impairment or volume depletion may exacerbate acute renal impairment/failure in these patients. Preoperative volume replacement therapy (VRT) is reported to increase the GFR and we hypothesize that VRT will reduce renal impairment and related complications in diabetic patients...
June 19, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629226/no-significant-impact-of-foxf1-sirna-treatment-in-acute-and-chronic-ccl4-liver-injury
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Kerstin Abshagen, Tobias Rotberg, Berit Genz, Brigitte Vollmar
Chronic liver injury of any etiology is the main trigger of fibrogenic responses and thought to be mediated by hepatic stellate cells. Herein, activating transcription factors like forkhead box f1 are described to stimulate pro-fibrogenic genes in hepatic stellate cells. By using a liver-specific siRNA delivery system (DBTC), we evaluated whether forkhead box f1 siRNA treatment exhibit beneficial effects in murine models of acute and chronic CCl4-induced liver injury. Systemic administration of DBTC-forkhead box f1 siRNA in mice was only sufficient to silence forkhead box f1 in acute CCl4 model, but was not able to attenuate liver injury as measured by liver enzymes and necrotic liver cell area...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617487/organ-on-a-chip-devices-advance-to-market
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Boyang Zhang, Milica Radisic
To curb the high cost of drug development, there is an urgent need to develop more predictive tissue models using human cells to determine drug efficacy and safety in advance of clinical testing. Recent insights gained through fundamental biological studies have validated the importance of dynamic cell environments and cellular communication to the expression of high fidelity organ function. Building on this knowledge, emerging organ-on-a-chip technology is poised to fill the gaps in drug screening by offering predictive human tissue models with methods of sophisticated tissue assembly...
June 15, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611977/clinicopathology-of-early-gastric-carcinoma-an-update-for-pathologists-and-gastroenterologists
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Qin Huang, Xiaoping Zou
BACKGROUND: The WHO defines early gastric carcinoma (EGC) as invasive carcinoma up to the submucosal layer, regardless of nodal metastasis. The recent study results indicate that EGC varies in location, histology, nodal metastasis, and prognosis. SUMMARY: The heterogeneity in EGC may be related to various types of epithelial stem cells. The most important stem cells include Lgr5(+) cells at the base of a gastric unit in the antrum-pylorus-cardia, Mist1(+) cells at the isthmus/Troy(+) cells at the base in the corpus-fundus, and Sox2(+) cells at the base in almost all regions...
March 2017: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610886/conversion-from-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-to-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#7
Brent Keeling, Vinod Thourani, Gorav Aliawadi, Sunghee Kim, Derek Cyr, Vinay Badhwar, Jeff Jacobs, J Matthew Brennan, James Meza, Roland Matsouaka, Michael E Halkos
BACKGROUND: Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) has been shown to be an effective strategy for surgical revascularization. The purpose of this study was to define the incidence of intraoperative conversion from OPCAB to on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (ONCAB) and report outcomes based on the reason for conversion. METHODS: Starting in July 2007, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database captured patients that were planned OPCAB but then were converted to ONCAB...
June 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605272/methamphetamine-use-among-iranian-youth-a-population-based-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-study
#8
Hamid Sharifi, Mostafa Shokoohi, Ali Ahmad RafieiRad, Maryam Sargolzaie Moghadam, Ali-Akbar Haghdoost, Ali Mirzazadeh, Mohammad Karamouzian
Despite the increasing prevalence of methamphetamine use among the young population in Iran, the body of literature on their methamphetamine use remains slim. This study was designed to investigate the knowledge, attitude, and practices of Iranian youth about methamphetamine to help inform harm reduction policies catered towards young men and women. In a cross-sectional study using multistage sampling in 13 provinces, 4868 participants aged 15-29 years old were recruited. Knowledge, attitude and practices of youth about methamphetamine were assessed through a pilot-tested interviewer-administered questionnaire...
June 12, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599949/quetiapine-extended-release-versus-aripiprazole-in-children-and-adolescents-with-first-episode-psychosis-the-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-tolerability-and-efficacy-of-antipsychotics-tea-trial
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Anne Katrine Pagsberg, Pia Jeppesen, Dea Gowers Klauber, Karsten Gjessing Jensen, Ditte Rudå, Marie Stentebjerg-Olesen, Peter Jantzen, Simone Rasmussen, Eva Ann-Sofie Saldeen, Maj-Britt Glenn Lauritsen, Niels Bilenberg, Anne Dorte Stenstrøm, Louise Nyvang, Sarah Madsen, Thomas M Werge, Theis Lange, Christian Gluud, Maria Skoog, Per Winkel, Jens Richardt M Jepsen, Birgitte Fagerlund, Christoph U Correll, Anders Fink-Jensen
BACKGROUND: Head-to-head trials to guide antipsychotic treatment choices for paediatric psychosis are urgently needed because extrapolations from adult studies might not be implementable. In this superiority trial with two-sided significance testing, we aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of quetiapine-extended release (quetiapine-ER) versus aripiprazole in children and adolescents with first-episode psychosis, to determine whether differences between the two treatments were sufficient to guide clinicians in their choice of one drug over the other...
June 6, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585623/photocatalyzed-cascade-oxidative-annulation-of-propargylamines-and-phosphine-oxides
#10
Zheng-Guang Wu, Xiao Liang, Jie Zhou, Lei Yu, Yi Wang, You-Xuan Zheng, Yu-Feng Li, Jing-Lin Zuo, Yi Pan
On account of the broad utilities of organophosphorus compounds, the development of highly efficient and concise phosphination methods is significantly important and urgent. Herein, we disclose a novel method for the synthesis of phosphorylated heterocycles: versatile intermediate propargylamines serving as a new type of radical acceptors incorporated in P-radicals via a photocatalytic strategy. This reaction proceeds through a cascade phosphinoylation/cyclization/oxidation/aromatization pathway using readily available starting materials under mild conditions of light with excellent atom economy, catalyzed by AgOAc or fac-Ir(ppy)3...
June 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569347/clinical-parameters-associated-with-anti-programmed-death-1-pd-1-inhibitors-induced-tumor-response-in-melanoma-patients
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Valentine Heidelberger, François Goldwasser, Nora Kramkimel, Anne Jouinot, Nathalie Franck, Jennifer Arrondeau, Sarah Guégan, Audrey Mansuet-Lupo, Jérôme Alexandre, Diane Damotte, Marie-Françoise Avril, Nicolas Dupin, Sélim Aractingi
Background The identification of the melanoma patients sensitive to anti-PD-1 inhibitors, nivolumab or pembrolizumab, is a major therapeutic challenge and an urgent need. We hypothesized that the natural history of the disease might partly reflect the immune state of the patients. Methods We analyzed our cohort of melanoma patients treated with anti-PD-1 from August 2014 to January 2016 in our institution. Objective response was defined as a complete or partial response according to v1.1 RECIST criteria. Results Among 63 metastatic melanoma patients, the overall response rate was 43%...
May 31, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561081/cobalt-porphine-catalyzed-co2-electro-reduction-a-novel-protonation-mechanism
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Cang Lang Yao, Jian Chen Li, Wang Gao, Qing Jiang
The urgent need for artificially fixing CO2 calls for catalysts of high efficiency. The transition metal functionalized porphyrin (TMP) is one of the most important types of organic catalysts for CO2 reduction. However, the catalytic mechanisms of TMP in CO2 reduction still remain controversial. Starting from the previously neglected catalyst self-protonation model, we uncover a new CO2 reduction mechanism on cobalt-porphine, which involves an indirect proton transfer step occurring at the beginning of the reduction cycle...
June 14, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555109/rethinking-the-appraisal-and-approval-of-drugs-for-fracture-prevention
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Juan Erviti, Javier Gorricho, Luis C Saiz, Thomas Perry, James M Wright
Background: In January 2014, the EMA's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee recommended that strontium ranelate no longer be used for osteoporosis. However, EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use decided to restrict its use rather than ban it. Starting from this fact, evidence of drugs for fracture prevention over the last 30 years was reviewed and lessons to be learnt from this story are highlighted. Findings: The general belief that drug therapy may become a "solution" for fragility fractures is challenged...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549261/small-spontaneously-ruptured-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-in-the-small-intestine-causing-hemoperitoneum-a-case-report
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Shuichi Fukuda, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Tomoko Wakasa, Keisuke Inoue, Kotaro Kitani, Hajime Ishikawa, Masanori Tsujie, Masao Yukawa, Yoshio Ohta, Masatoshi Inoue
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are clinically asymptomatic until they reach a significant size; therefore, GISTs that are 2cm or less are typically asymptomatic. Patients with symptomatic GISTs typically present with abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, or a palpable mass but rarely present with hemoperitoneum. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 72-year-old Japanese man presented to us with acute onset abdominal pain. Physical examination showed peritoneal irritation in the lower abdomen...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536092/a-personalized-and-interactive-web-based-health-care-innovation-to-advance-the-quality-of-life-and-care-of-patients-with-heart-failure-acquire-hf-a-mixed-methods-feasibility-study
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Susanne S Pedersen, Thomas Schmidt, Søren Jensen Skovbakke, Uffe Kock Wiil, Kenneth Egstrup, Kim G Smolderen, John A Spertus
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a progressive, debilitating, and complex disease, and due to an increasing incidence and prevalence, it represents a global health and economic problem. Hence, there is an urgent need to evaluate alternative care modalities to current practice to safeguard a high level of care for this growing population. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to examine the feasibility of engaging patients to use patient-centered and personalized tools coupled with a Web-based, shared care and interactive platform in order to empower and enable them to live a better life with their disease...
May 23, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534860/hemophilia-care-in-the-pediatric-age
#16
REVIEW
Marta Bertamino, Francesca Riccardi, Laura Banov, Johanna Svahn, Angelo Claudio Molinari
Hemophilia is the most common of the severe bleeding disorders and if not properly managed since early infancy can lead to chronic disease and lifelong disabilities. However, it enjoys the most efficacious and safe treatment among the most prevalent monogenic disorders. Hemophilia should be considered in the neonatal period in the case of unusual bleeding or in the case of positive family history. Later, hemophilia should be suspected mainly in males because of abnormal bruising/bleeding or unusual bleeding following invasive procedures-for example, tonsillectomy or circumcision...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534024/cancer-immunoprevention-and-public-health
#17
REVIEW
Sandeep K Singh, Mehmet Tevfik Dorak
The power of cancer immune surveillance has been documented beyond doubt, and the successful exploitation of immune response to cancer has started a new era in the war against cancer. Cancer biologists have recognized immunoevasion as an emerging hallmark in addition to the six hallmarks of cancer. Besides the natural connection between the immune system and cancer development, most established environmental risk factors are now known to interfere with immune surveillance mechanisms. Genetic variations regulating immunity may also modulate cancer susceptibility, but evidence for this is currently limited...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531901/a-comparison-between-intermittent-peritoneal-dialysis-and-automatic-peritoneal-dialysis-on-urgent-peritoneal-dialysis
#18
Chang Wang, Xiao Fu, Yuan Yang, Jun Deng, Hong-Qing Zhang, Hong-Mei Deng, Jia Lu, Youming Peng, Hong Liu, Fu-You Liu, Yinghong Liu
BACKGROUND: Urgent-start dialysis is a major problem for incident dialysis population. Urgent start on hemodialysis is associated with an increased risk of infectious or mechanical complications, and its mortality is equal to or higher than that of urgent start on peritoneal dialysis (PD). However, compared to patients starting PD in a planned setting, those on urgent-started PD have an increased risk of mechanical complications and lower technique survival. METHODS: In this study, 101 adult incident dialysis patients (≥18 years old) who underwent Tenckhoff catheter implantation were enrolled...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516353/physical-hazard-safety-awareness-among-healthcare-workers-in-tanta-university-hospitals-egypt
#19
Rania M El-Sallamy, Ibrahim Ali Kabbash, Sanaa Abd El-Fatah, Asmaa El-Feky
Hospital workers are exposed to many occupational hazards that may threaten their health and safety. Physical hazards encountered in hospital working environment include temperature, illumination, noise, electrical injuries, and radiation. To assess the awareness of healthcare workers (HCWs) about physical hazards in Tanta university hospitals, this cross-sectional study included 401 HCWs (physicians, nurses, technicians, and workers) from seven departments (general surgery, orthopedics, radiology, ophthalmology, kitchen, incinerator, and laundry)...
May 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503126/in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-measurement-of-prophylactic-dabigatran-concentrations-with-a-new-ecarin-based-thromboelastometry-test
#20
Mareike Kristina Körber, Elisabeth Langer, Martin Köhr, Klaus-Dieter Wernecke, Wolfgang Korte, Christian von Heymann
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of oral anticoagulants has been approved, including dabigatran etexilate (DE). DE is a direct thrombin inhibitor that requires no routine monitoring, but, if necessary (e.g. urgent surgery etc.), the diluted thrombin time measured with Hemoclot® has shown reliable results. So far, no point-of-care (PoC) assay is available to measure DE effects. The EcaTEM assay uses ecarin to initiate the coagulation cascade at the step of thrombin generation and measures the clotting time (CT) by thromboelastometry...
April 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
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