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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823024/effect-of-kaempferia-parviflora-extract-on-knee-osteoarthritis
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Hiroko Kobayashi, Ryo Suzuki, Kei Sato, Takatoshi Ogami, Hiroshi Tomozawa, Masahito Tsubata, Koji Ichinose, Masaki Aburada, Wataru Ochiai, Kiyoshi Sugiyama, Tsutomu Shimada
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is becoming more prevalent worldwide due to increases in the numbers of elderly and obese patients. Currently, pharmaceutical medicines used for the treatment of OA are for symptomatic therapy and therefore new therapeutic agents are needed. Kaempferia parviflora (KP) is a plant growing naturally in Southeast Asia and has various pharmacological effects including an anti-inflammatory effect, but no effect on OA has yet been reported. We therefore conducted a search for the effects KP and the active components of KP extract (KPE) exert on OA as well as its mechanism of action...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823018/prevalence-and-nature-of-potential-drug-drug-interactions-among-kidney-transplant-patients-in-a-german-intensive-care-unit
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Julia Amkreutz, Alexander Koch, Lukas Buendgens, Anja Muehlfeld, Christian Trautwein, Albrecht Eisert
Background Complex polypharmacotherapy makes kidney transplant patients vulnerable to drug-drug interactions (DDIs). Objective To study prevalence and nature of potential DDIs (pDDIs) in kidney transplant patients. Setting Internal medicine ICU, University Hospital RWTH Aachen. Method In this retrospective observational study, pDDIs were identified in the first week after transplant from 1999 to 2010. Patients aged at least 18 years with prescription of at least two drugs were included. Patients with incomplete data were excluded...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822777/managing-the-course-of-diabetic-kidney-disease-from-the-old-to-the-new
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REVIEW
Ronald M Goldenberg, Murray Berall, Christopher T M Chan, David Z I Cherney, Julie A Lovshin, Philip A McFarlane, Peter A Senior, Subodh Verma, Jordan J Weinstein
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a group of chronic kidney diseases that is associated with significant cardiovascular as well as all-cause morbidity and mortality. Although DKD is often progressive in nature, its evolution can be modified by intensive management of glycemia and blood pressure and inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. This review provides an overview of how multifactorial interventions can provide renal protection and includes a discussion of the nonglycemic effects of incretin-based diabetes therapies (glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors) and sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors within the kidney in patients with type 2 diabetes...
August 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822765/local-radiotherapy-reduces-circulating-tumor-cells-and-metastatic-progression-role-of-circulating-cell-detection-in-response-to-vascular-damaging-therapies
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Nathan A Koonce, Mazen A Juratli, Chengzhong Cai, Mustafa Sarimollaoglu, Yulian A Menyaev, Judy Dent, Charles M Quick, Ruud P M Dings, Dmitry Nedosekin, Vladimir Zharov, Robert J Griffin
Noninvasive biological readouts of tumor metastatic risk and therapeutic efficacy are needed as healthcare costs rise. Conventional imaging modalities are expensive; require significant periods of time to see appreciable change and repetitive use increases risk of hazardous side effects. Utilizing circulating tumor cells (CTCs) as a minimally invasive biological readout of tumor progression or therapeutic response is increasingly being studied. While focus has primarily been on the predictive value of naturally occurring CTCs, a more recent effort has emerged regarding the potential consequence of therapy induced CTCs...
August 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822119/five-questions-answered-a-review-of-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Harold L Atkins, Mark S Freedman
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is thought to be an autoimmune disease targeting the central nervous system leading to demyelination, and axonal and neuronal damage, resulting in progressive disability. More intensive therapies such as immunodepletion with hematopoietic stem-cell rescue are being used at a time prior to patients becoming irreversibly disabled. Over the last 15 years, there has been a shift away from using autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplants (aHSCT) to treat patients with progressive MS, towards treating those with active inflammation and relapses...
August 18, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822054/utility-and-comparative-efficacy-of-recombinant-allergens-versus-allergen-extract
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REVIEW
Hardik D Patel, Jeffrey M Chambliss, Meera R Gupta
Allergy immunotherapy (AIT) is the only disease-modifying therapy for the treatment of allergic diseases. Although its efficacy and utility are well-established, the potential for serious adverse events, cumbersome and lengthy treatment protocols, and variability of natural allergen preparations have limited its widespread application. Recent advances in recombinant technology have opened new avenues for the development of AIT vaccines. The purpose of this review is to highlight recent evidence on the use of novel recombinant vaccines and review the mechanisms, efficacy, safety, and limitations of AIT...
August 18, 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822031/advances-in-the-management-of-thyroid-eye-diseases-an-overview
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REVIEW
Rashmi Kumari, Bhawesh Chandra Saha
INTRODUCTION: Thyroid eye disease (TED) remains a notorious ailment for both patients and the treating ophthalmologists. Recent years have witnessed considerable research in the immunopathogenic mechanism of TED that has resulted in an expansion and modification of the available management options. AIM: Purpose of this review is to summarise the advances in the management of thyroid ophthalmopathy. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A thorough literature search and of the past 10 years web search with words Thyroid ophthalmopathy, recent, advances...
August 18, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821714/gadd45a-plays-a-protective-role-against-temozolomide-treatment-in-glioblastoma-cells
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Hsiao-Han Wang, Tsuey-Yu Chang, Wei-Chen Lin, Kuo-Chen Wei, Jyh-Wei Shin
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most aggressive cancers. Despite recent advances in multimodal therapies, high-grade glioma remains fatal. Temozolomide (TMZ) is an alkylating agent used worldwide for the clinical treatment of GBM; however, the innate and acquired resistance of GBM limits its application. Here, we found that TMZ inhibited the proliferation and induced the G2/M arrest of GBM cells. Therefore, we performed microarrays to identify the cell cycle- and apoptosis-related genes affected by TMZ...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821388/a-case-control-analysis-investigating-risk-factors-and-outcomes-for-nephrocalcinosis-and-renal-calculi-in-neonates
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Melissa Huynh, Roderick Clark, Jenny Li, Guido Filler, Sumit Dave
INTRODUCTION: Studies on outcomes and risk factors for neonatal nephrocalcinosis (NC) and renal calculi (RC) are limited, and often do not include controls for comparison. We conducted a case-control analysis to identify risk factors associated with NC and/or RC in neonates and studied the natural course of these anomalies. STUDY DESIGN: Infants diagnosed with NC/RC on ultrasound within the first year of life and corresponding gestational age- and gender-matched controls were identified from the neonatal intensive care unit database at our institution over a 10-year period...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820897/persistent-infection-due-to-a-small-colony-variant-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-leads-to-pd-1-upregulation-on-circulating-immune-cells-and-mononuclear-infiltration-in-viscera-of-experimental-balb-c-mice
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Jia-Xiang See, Samudi Chandramathi, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Jamuna Vadivelu, Esaki M Shankar
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is a neglected tropical disease endemic across South East Asia and Northern Australia. The etiological agent, Burkholderia pseudomallei (B.pseudomallei), is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped, motile bacterium residing in the soil and muddy water across endemic regions of the tropical world. The bacterium is known to cause persistent infections by remaining latent within host cells for prolonged duration. Reactivation of the recrudescent disease often occurs in elders whose immunity wanes...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820755/sleep-complications-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Natalie A Grima, Jennie L Ponsford, Matthew P Pase
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent research has provided extensive characterization as to the frequency and nature of sleep disturbances following traumatic brain injury (TBI). This review summarizes the current state of knowledge and proposes future directions for research. RECENT FINDINGS: Complaints of sleep disturbance are common following TBI, and objective assessments of sleep largely corroborate these complaints. Sleep is often disturbed in the acute phase postinjury and can persist for decades, with the prevalence of sleep disorders higher in patients with TBI as compared with the general population...
August 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820528/deciphering-the-photosensitization-mechanisms-of-hypericin-towards-biological-membranes
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Hugo Gattuso, Marco Marazzi, François Dehez, Antonio Monari
Resorting to state-of-the art molecular modeling and simulation techniques we provide full characterization of the photophysical properties of the naturally occurring hypericin chromophore, currently used in photodynamic therapy. In particular, we reveal the different photophysical pathways leading to intersystem-crossing and hence, triplet manifold population that is necessary for the subsequent production of singlet oxygen. In particular we identify an extended region of quasi-degeneracy between the first singlet excited state and three triplet state surfaces...
August 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819922/therapeutic-alliance-client-need-for-approval-and-perfectionism-as-differential-moderators-of-response-to-ehealth-and-traditionally-delivered-treatments-for-comorbid-depression-and-substance-use-problems
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Frances J Kay-Lambkin, Amanda L Baker, Kerrin Palazzi, Terry J Lewin, Brian J Kelly
PURPOSE: This study sought to undertake an exploratory analysis of the impact of therapeutic alliance and dysfunctional attitudes (perfectionism and need for approval) on outcomes for participants receiving therapist-delivered and eHealth interventions for comorbid depression and alcohol/cannabis use problems. These factors have been shown in previous research to moderate response to psychological treatment for depression and related disorders. METHOD: Participants (N = 274) with concurrent depression and alcohol/cannabis misuse were randomized to 10 sessions of therapist-delivered cognitive behavior therapy/motivational interviewing (CBT/MI), computer-delivered CBT/MI with brief therapist assistance (SHADE CBT/MI), or supportive counseling (PCT)...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819559/growth-inhibitory-efficacy-of-natural-products-in-a-model-for-triple-negative-molecular-subtype-of-clinical-breast-cancer
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Nitin Telang
Global gene expression profiling identifies predictive and prognostic biomarkers and rationalizes breast cancer subtype-targeted treatment. The Anthracyclin/Taxol and survival pathway specific small molecular inhibitors, constitute current treatment options. These options are associated with acquired tumor resistance and emergence of drug-resistant cancer stem cells. Dietary supplements and constitutive bioactive phytochemicals with relatively low systemic toxicity may provide testable alternatives for current therapy...
September 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819448/preparation-and-application-of-cell-membrane-camouflaged-nanoparticles-for-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Yihui Zhai, Jinghan Su, Wei Ran, Pengcheng Zhang, Qi Yin, Zhiwen Zhang, Haijun Yu, Yaping Li
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Many treatments have been developed so far, although effective, suffer from severe side effects due to low selectivity. Nanoparticles can improve the therapeutic index of their delivered drugs by specifically transporting them to tumors. However, their exogenous nature usually leads to fast clearance by mononuclear phagocytic system. Recently, cell membrane-camouflaged nanoparticles have been investigated for cancer therapy, taking advantages of excellent biocompatibility and versatile functionality of cell membranes...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819093/non-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumor-presenting-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
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Paolo K Soriano, Muhammad F Iqbal, Omar M Siddiqui, Jeff F Wang, Meghna R Desai
BACKGROUND Primary mediastinal non-seminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCTs) are aggressive and carry a poor five-year disease free survival rate even with aggressive treatment. We describe a young adult male with primary mediastinal NSGCT presenting with airway obstruction and superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). CASE REPORT The patient presented with four weeks of nonproductive cough, weight loss, and right-sided pleuritic chest pain. Chest computed topography (CT) imaging demonstrated a right-sided mediastinal mass determined as a yolk sac tumor on biopsy...
August 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818993/nuclear-medicine-training-what-now
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David A Mankoff, Daniel A Pryma
While the multi-disciplinary nature of nuclear medicine and clinical molecular imaging is a key strength of the specialty, the breadth of disciplines involved in the practice of nuclear medicine creates challenges for education and training. The evolution of nuclear medicine science and technology - and the practice of clinical molecular imaging and theranostics - has created a need for changes in the approach to specialty training. The broader US community of imaging physicians has been slow to accept this change, in good part due to historical divides between the nuclear medicine and radiology communities...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818811/brain-tumors-and-epileptic-spasms-natural-history-and-outcomes
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Viviana Benitez, Peter E Manley, Liliana C Goumnerova, Chellamani Harini, Nicole J Ullrich
While brain tumors are a frequent cause of seizures, they rarely cause epileptic spasms (ES). The objective of this study was to investigate features of tumor-associated ES. We conducted a retrospective review of patients with ES and a brain tumor. Demographics; pathologic, radiologic, and EEG data; treatment response; and long-term outcome were collected. Twenty four patients were identified; 11 met inclusion criteria. Epileptic spasm (ES) onset occurred prior to tumor diagnosis in seven patients (63%), and after tumor resection in 4 patients (36%)...
August 14, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818030/vitamin-e-%C3%AE-tocopherol-exhibits-antitumour-activity-on-oral-squamous-carcinoma-cells-orl-48
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Rahayu Zulkapli, Fathilah Abdul Razak, Rosnah Binti Zain
Cancers involving the oral cavity, head, and neck regions are often treated with cisplatin. In cancer therapy, the main target is to eliminate unwanted cancerous cells. However, reports on the nonselective nature of this drug have raised few concerns. Incorrect nutritional habits and lifestyle practices have been directly linked to cancer incidence. Nutrients with antioxidant activity inhibit cancer cells development, destroying them through oxidative stress and apoptosis. α-tocopherol, the potent antioxidant form of vitamin E is a known scavenger of free radicals...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817980/pathways-to-pulmonary-hypertension-in-sickle-cell-disease-the-search-for-prevention-and-early-intervention
#20
Natalie R Shilo, Claudia R Morris
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) develops in a significant number of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. This review focuses on PH pathophysiology, risk stratification, and new recommendations for screening and treatment for patients with SCD. Areas covered: An extensive PubMed literature search was performed. While the pathophysiology of PH in SCD is yet to be fully deciphered, it is known that the etiology is multifactorial; hemolysis, hypercoagulability, hypoxemia, ischemic-reperfusion injury, oxidative stress, and genetic susceptibility all contribute in varying degrees to endothelial dysfunction...
August 18, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
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