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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930600/line-1-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#1
Nadine Houede, Pier Vincenzo Piazza, Philippe Pourquier
Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of death by cancer in men. Surgery or hormone deprivation usually contains the progression of the local forms of the disease. In metastatic situations, chemotherapy or second generation hormone therapies are used with an overall survival that never exceeds 36 months when tumors become resistant to castration. In the search for new alternatives, clinical trials with various classes of anticancer drugs have been performed, including chemotherapies, targeted therapies with kinase inhibitors, radium-223, or immunotherapies with somehow limited efficacy...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930252/qigong-and-fibromyalgia-circa-2017
#2
REVIEW
Jana Sawynok, Mary E Lynch
Qigong is an internal art practice with a long history in China. It is currently characterized as meditative movement (or as movement-based embodied contemplative practice), but is also considered as complementary and alternative exercise or mind-body therapy. There are now six controlled trials and nine other reports on the effects of qigong in fibromyalgia. Outcomes are related to amount of practice so it is important to consider this factor in overview analyses. If one considers the 4 trials (201 subjects) that involve diligent practice (30-45 min daily, 6-8 weeks), there are consistent benefits in pain, sleep, impact, and physical and mental function following the regimen, with benefits maintained at 4-6 months...
June 6, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930235/current-usage-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-for-breast-cancer-a-narrative-approach-to-the-experiences-of-women-with-breast-cancer-in-australia-a-pilot-study
#3
Dianna Porter, Suzanne Cochrane, Xiaoshu Zhu
Background: The use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by breast cancer patients is growing. Few studies have examined the complexity of breast cancer survivors' attitudes, lived experiences, barriers, and perceptions in using TCM as part of their treatment journey. This article examines breast cancer survivors' experiences, perceptions of, and benefits (or not) in using TCM. Methods: Qualitative research, using semi-structured interviews, was the chosen methodology. Results: Participants used TCM as a form of self-help and as a complement, not an alternative, to standard care...
April 21, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930049/experience-with-the-syncardia-total-artificial-heart-in-a-canadian-centre
#4
Anthony Nguyen, Michel Pellerin, Louis P Perrault, Michel White, Anique Ducharme, Normand Racine, Michel Carrier
BACKGROUND: The SynCardia total artificial heart (TAH) provides complete circulatory support by replacing both native ventricles. Accepted indications include bridge to transplantation and destination therapy. We review our experience with TAH implantation during a period when axial flow pump became available. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the demographics, clinical characteristics and survival of all patients receiving the TAH. RESULTS: From September 2004 to November 2016, 13 patients (12 men, mean age 45 ± 13 yr) received the TAH for refractory cardiogenic shock secondary to idiopathic (56%) or ischemic (17%) cardiomyopathy and to other various causes (33%)...
October 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929471/-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-cannabidiol-in-the-treatment-of-spasticity-in-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-a-clinical-experience
#5
C Grao-Castellote, F Torralba-Collados, L M Gonzalez, M Giner-Pascual
INTRODUCTION: Spasticity in chronic spinal cord injury is a condition that can have negative repercussions on the patient's quality of life. Its treatment is complex and sometimes the outcome is insufficient. Cannabinoids have recently been used in multiple sclerosis to successfully treat spasticity that is refractory to other therapies. AIM: To quantify the clinical response of a group of patients with spastic chronic spinal cord injury to the orally administered drug delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-cannabidiol (Sativex ®) as medication for use in special situations...
October 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929064/efficacy-of-trt-using-noise-presentation-from-mobile-phone
#6
Md Noorain Alam, Manish Gupta, Sanjay Munjal, Naresh K Panda
The purpose of tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) is to induce habituation, first of the reaction to the tinnitus signal, and subsequently to habituate the perception of tinnitus itself. Habituation of sound is achieved through sound treatment which involves the use of low-level broadband noise mainly through noise maskers. Noise maskers are costly hence there is a need to find an alternate source of noise like MP3 and mobile phones. The goal of present study was to find out whether persons with tinnitus may be successfully treated with TRT using sound treatment from the noise presented through mobile phones...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929051/comparison-of-effectiveness-of-calendula-officinalis-extract-gel-with-lycopene-gel-for-treatment-of-tobacco-induced-homogeneous-leukoplakia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#7
Manisha Singh, Anjana Bagewadi
AIM: The aim of the study is to assess the efficacy of Calendula officinalis gel as cost-effective treatment modality in comparison to lycopene gel in the treatment of leukoplakia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised of sixty patients of clinically diagnosed and histopathologically confirmed cases of homogeneous leukoplakia which were divided into Group I and Group II with thirty patients each. Group I patients were dispensed C. officinalis extract gel whereas Group II patients were given lycopene gel...
April 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929044/transcatheter-tricuspid-valve-in-ring-and-aortic-valve-in-valve-implantation
#8
Daniel Reichart, Niklas Schofer, Florian Deuschl, Andreas Schaefer, Stefan Blankenberg, Hermann Reichenspurner, Ulrich Schaefer, Lenard Conradi
Background  Transcatheter heart valve (THV) therapies have shown to be an alternative to surgical valve replacement, especially in high-risk patients requiring redo surgery. However, reports of transcatheter-based interventions in tricuspid valve position are scarce. Case Description  Here, we report a case of successful concomitant transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve (ViV) and tricuspid valve-in-ring (ViR) procedures using a 23-mm CoreValve Evolut R THV (Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States) in aortic position and a 29-mm SAPIEN3 (Edwards Lifesciences, Inc...
January 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928745/chronic-inflammation-in-immune-aging-role-of-pattern-recognition-receptor-crosstalk-with-the-telomere-complex
#9
REVIEW
Shyam Sushama Jose, Kamila Bendickova, Tomas Kepak, Zdenka Krenova, Jan Fric
Age-related decline in immunity is characterized by stem cell exhaustion, telomere shortening, and disruption of cell-to-cell communication, leading to increased patient risk of disease. Recent data have demonstrated that chronic inflammation exerts a strong influence on immune aging and is closely correlated with telomere length in a range of major pathologies. The current review discusses the impact of inflammation on immune aging, the likely molecular mediators of this process, and the various disease states that have been linked with immunosenescence...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928661/ginkgo-biloba-extract-gbe-stimulates-the-hypothalamic-serotonergic-system-and-attenuates-obesity-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Renata M Banin, Iracema S de Andrade, Suzete M Cerutti, Lila M Oyama, Mônica M Telles, Eliane B Ribeiro
Menopause is associated with increased risk to develop obesity but the mechanisms involved are not fully understood. We have shown that Ginkgo biloba extract (GbE) improved diet-induced obesity. Since GbE might be effective in the treatment of obesity related to menopause, avoiding the side effects of hormone replacement therapy, we investigated the effect of GbE on hypothalamic systems controlling energy homeostasis. Wistar rats were either ovariectomized (OVX) or Sham-operated. After 2 months, either 500 mg...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928164/immunopet-of-malignant-and-normal-b-cells-with%C3%A2-89-zr-and%C3%A2-124-i-labeled-obinutuzumab-antibody-fragments-reveals-differential-cd20-internalization-in-vivo
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Kirstin A Zettlitz, Richard Tavare, Scott M Knowles, Kristopher K Steward, John M Timmerman, Anna M Wu
PURPOSE: The B-cell antigen CD20 provides a target for antibody-based positron emission tomography (immunoPET). We engineered antibody fragments targeting human CD20 and studied their potential as immunoPET tracers in transgenic mice (huCD20TM) and in a murine lymphoma model expressing human CD20. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Anti-CD20 cys-diabody (cDb) and cys-minibody (cMb) based on rituximab (Rx) and obinutuzumab (GA101) were radioiodinated and used for immunoPET imaging of a murine lymphoma model...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928128/targeting-a-single-alternative-polyadenylation-site-coordinately-blocks-expression-of-androgen-receptor-mrna-splice-variants-in-prostate-cancer
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Jamie L Van Etten, Michael Nyquist, Yingming Li, Rendong Yang, Yeung Ho, Rachel Johnson, Olivia Ondigi, Daniel F Voytas, Christine Henzler, Scott M Dehm
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of male cancer deaths due to disease progression to castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Androgen receptor (AR) splice variants including AR-V7 function as constitutively active transcription factors in CRPC cells, thereby promoting resistance to AR-targeted therapies. To date, there are no AR variant-specific treatments for CRPC. Here we report that the splicing of AR variants AR-V7 as well as AR-V1 and AR-V9 is regulated coordinately by a single polyadenylation signal in AR intron 3...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927532/beyond-mouse-cancer-models-three-dimensional-human-relevant-in-vitro-and-non-mammalian-in-vivo-models-for-photodynamic-therapy
#13
REVIEW
Malgorzata Kucinska, Marek Murias, Patrycja Nowak-Sliwinska
The proper design of experiments is a critical step for each study in order to obtain reproducible and reliable data. Taking into account constant competitiveness in the quickly developing biomedical sciences and the availability of sophisticated techniques, the choice and establishment of an experimental model system are essential for a successful research project. Currently, various sophisticated in vitro and in vivo models are being designed and developed in order to replace the use of mammalian models to investigate the mechanisms of action, activity and properties of novel compounds or treatment modalities...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927307/biological-therapy-for-non-obstructive-azoospermia
#14
Sarah C Vij, Edmund Sabanegh, Ashok Agarwal
Most male patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) have no therapeutic options outside of assisted reproductive techniques to conceive a biological child. If mature sperm cannot be obtained from the testes, these patients must rely on options of donor sperm or adoption. Several techniques are in the experimental stage to provide this patient population alternatives for conceiving. Areas covered: This review discusses three of the experimental techniques for restoring fertility in men with NOA: spermatogonial stem cell transplantation, the use of adult and embryonic stem cells to develop mature gametes and gene therapy...
September 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927305/discovery-and-application-of-immune-biomarkers-for-hematological-malignancies
#15
Dimitrios Zafeiris, Jayakumar Vadakekolathu, Sarah Wagner, Alan Graham Pockley, Graham Roy Ball, Sergio Rutella
Hematological malignancies originate and progress in primary and secondary lymphoid organs, where they establish a uniquely immune-suppressive tumour microenvironment. Although high-throughput transcriptomic and proteomic approaches are being employed to interrogate immune surveillance and escape mechanisms in patients with solid tumours, and to identify actionable targets for immunotherapy, our knowledge of the immunological landscape of hematological malignancies, as well as our understanding of the molecular circuits that underpin the establishment of immune tolerance, is not comprehensive...
September 19, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926966/augmented-renal-clearance-in-critical-illness-an-important-consideration-in-drug-dosing
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REVIEW
Sherif Hanafy Mahmoud, Chen Shen
Augmented renal clearance (ARC) is a manifestation of enhanced renal function seen in critically ill patients. The use of regular unadjusted doses of renally eliminated drugs in patients with ARC might lead to therapy failure. The purpose of this scoping review was to provide and up-to-date summary of the available evidence pertaining to the phenomenon of ARC. A literature search of databases of available evidence in humans, with no language restriction, was conducted. Databases searched were MEDLINE (1946 to April 2017), EMBASE (1974 to April 2017) and the Cochrane Library (1999 to April 2017)...
September 16, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926898/-impact-factor-of-postoperative-prognosis-of-esophageal-cancer-patients-with-stage-pt2n0-1m0
#17
Y H Gao, Y X Wang, J Li, M He, Z Qi, R Qiu, X Y Qiao
Objective: To investigate the postoperative prognosis and the related factors of patients with stage pT2N0-1M0 of thoracic esophageal carcinoma(EC). Methods: From 2008 to 2011, clinical data of 275 cases with stage pT2N0-1M0 of thoracic EC treated by esophagectomy were enrolled. These cases includ 180 male and 95 female. Among them, 32 cases were upper thoracic EC, 186 cases were middle thoracic EC and 57 cases were lower thoracic EC. Alternatively, 205 cases were stage pN0, 70 cases were stage pN1. 155 cases received esophagectomy alone and 120 cases received esophagectomy and postoperative adjuvant therapy...
September 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926864/-thermochemotherapy-with-mitomycin-c-an-update-on-alternative-treatment-strategies-in-non-muscleinvasive-bladder-cancer
#18
Frank Christoph, Frank König, Stefan Lebentrau, Simon Blaschke, Uwe-Bernd Liehr, Martin Schostak
Bladder cancer is the second most common urological malignant disease. There are various treatment strategies which, depending on tumor stage and grade, can minimize recurrence and lower progression rate. Alternative treatment modalities of instillation therapy after failure with first line Mitomycin C or BCG do exist and have become a point of interest, especially in times of shortage of agents such as BCG.This article aims to give an overview of the current existing thermotherapeutic treatment options (electroinductive and electroconductive)...
September 19, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926689/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-for-a-case-of-refractory-opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia-syndrome
#19
Jocelyn E Greensher, James Louie, Jonathan D Fish
Opsoclonus myoclonus ataxia syndrome (OMAS) can be refractory to standard therapies and devastating. Alternative treatments are imperative. A 14-month-old male diagnosed with neuroblastoma and paraneoplastic OMAS achieved complete cancer remission with chemotherapy. The OMAS, however, persisted over the subsequent 4 years despite numerous immune-modulatory and immunosuppressive therapies. The patient ultimately achieved complete remission following therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) combined with rituximab and intravenous immunoglobulin...
September 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926630/efficacy-of-pentavalent-antimoniate-intralesional-infiltration-therapy-for-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-a-systematic-review
#20
Nayara Castelano Brito, Ana Rabello, Gláucia Fernandes Cota
BACKGROUND: The mainstays of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) treatment, in several world regions, are pentavalent antimony (Sbv) compounds administered parenterally, despite their recognized toxicity, which requires frequent laboratory monitoring and complicates their use in areas with scarce infrastructure. As result of these drawbacks, the WHO Expert Committee on leishmaniasis has expanded the recommendations for the use of local therapies, including Sbv intralesional infiltration (IL-Sbv), as CL therapy alternatives even in the New World...
2017: PloS One
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