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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228442/a-novel-boswellic-acids-delivery-form-casperome%C3%A2-in-the-management-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-a-review
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A Riva, P Allegrini, F Franceschi, S Togni, L Giacomelli, R Eggenhoffner
Standard pharmacological treatment of musculoskeletal conditions is often associated with relevant side effects. Botanical preparations endowed with a good tolerability profile, therefore, could have a role in the management of these disorders. Among different natural products, Boswellia serrata extracts have long been used for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, given their marked anti-inflammatory activity and their ability to promote tissue regeneration. However, standard preparations of Boswellia serrata show overall modest pharmacokinetic properties, a limitation which may ultimately lead to reduced efficacy...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228057/n-acetylcysteine-nac-ameliorates-epstein-barr-virus-latent-membrane-protein-1-induced-chronic-inflammation
#2
Xiao Gao, Eirini-Maria Lampraki, Sarwah Al-Khalidi, Muhammad Asif Qureshi, Rhea Desai, Joanna Beatrice Wilson
Chronic inflammation results when the immune system responds to trauma, injury or infection and the response is not resolved. It can lead to tissue damage and dysfunction and in some cases predispose to cancer. Some viruses (including Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)) can induce inflammation, which may persist even after the infection has been controlled or cleared. The damage caused by inflammation, can itself act to perpetuate the inflammatory response. The latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) of EBV is a pro-inflammatory factor and in the skin of transgenic mice causes a phenotype of hyperplasia with chronic inflammation of increasing severity, which can progress to pre-malignant and malignant lesions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227355/basic-calcium-phosphate-crystal-associated-musculoskeletal-syndromes-an-update
#3
Ann K Rosenthal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Basic calcium phosphate (BCP) crystals are associated with two important musculoskeletal syndromes. Deposition of BCP crystals in tendons, bursae, and other soft tissues around joints causes calcific periarthritis, whereas intra-articular BCP crystals contribute to osteoarthritis and cause the highly destructive arthritis known as Milwaukee Shoulder Syndrome. The epidemiology and natural history of these syndromes are poorly understood, and because the pathogenesis remains unclear, few targeted therapies are available...
December 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227199/two-step-irradiance-treatment-can-achieve-excellent-pain-control-during-red-light-5-aminolevulinic-acid-photodynamic-therapy-for-actinic-keratoses
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Gyorgy Paragh, Nathalie C Zeitouni
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of two-step irradiance to maintain pain control during red light 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) photodynamic therapy (PDT) for actinic keratoses (AK) and assess factors influencing pain. BACKGROUND: PDT provides excellent clinical and cosmetic results in the treatment AK and early basal cell carcinomas (BCC). Widespread use of PDT is limited, in part, by pain. A two-step irradiance method for PDT has previously been shown to significantly reduce PDT-associated pain during the treatment of BCC, but the ability of this method to limit pain during the treatment of AKs has not been reported...
December 11, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226748/epigenetic-biomarkers-current-strategies-and-future-challenges-for-their-use-in-the-clinical-laboratory
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José Luis García-Giménez, Marta Seco-Cervera, Trygve O Tollefsbol, Carlos Romá-Mateo, Lorena Peiró-Chova, Pablo Lapunzina, Federico V Pallardó
Epigenetic modifications and regulators represent potential molecular elements which control relevant physiological and pathological features, thereby contributing to the natural history of human disease. These epigenetic modulators can be employed as disease biomarkers, since they show several advantages and provide information about gene function, thus explaining differences among patient endophenotypes. In addition, epigenetic biomarkers can incorporate information regarding the effects of the environment and lifestyle on health and disease, and monitor the effect of applied therapies...
December 11, 2017: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226706/natural-products-and-hiv-aids
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Daniele C Cary, B Matija Peterlin
The study of natural products in biomedical research is not a modern conceit. Many of the most successful medical therapeutics are derived from natural products, including those studied in the field of HIV/AIDS. Biomedical research has a rich history of discovery based on screens of medicinal herbs and traditional medicine practices. Compounds derived from natural products which repress HIV and those that activate latent HIV have been reported. It is important to remember the tradition in medical research to derive therapies based on these natural products and to overcome the negative perception of natural products as as an "alternative medicine"...
December 10, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226152/the-phytoestrogen-genistein-produces-similar-effects-as-17%C3%AE-estradiol-on-anxiety-like-behavior-in-rats-at-12-weeks-after-ovariectomy
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Juan Francisco Rodríguez-Landa, Jonathan Cueto-Escobedo, Abraham Puga-Olguín, Eduardo Rivadeneyra-Domínguez, Blandina Bernal-Morales, Emma Virginia Herrera-Huerta, Andrea Santos-Torres
The phytoestrogen genistein produces anxiolytic-like effects in ovariectomized rats, which highlights its potential therapeutic effect in ameliorating anxiety in surgical menopausal women. However, no studies have directly compared the effects of identical doses of genistein and 17β-estradiol, the main estrogen used in hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women. The present study evaluated the anxiolytic-like effects of identical doses of genistein and 17β-estradiol (0.045, 0.09, and 0.18 mg/kg/7 days, s...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225605/the-state-of-cellular-adoptive-immunotherapy-for-neuroblastoma-and-other-pediatric-solid-tumors
#8
Thanh-Phuong Le, To-Ha Thai
Research on adult cancer immunotherapy is proceeding at a rapid pace resulting in an impressive success rate exemplified by a few high profile cases. However, this momentum is not readily extended to pediatric immunotherapy, and it is not for lack of trying. Though reasons for the slower advance are not apparent, some issues can be raised. Pediatric cancer patients represent a distinct demographic group whose immune system is inherently different from that of mature adults. Treating pediatric patients with immunotherapy designed for adults may not yield objective clinical responses...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225517/intestinally-restricted-janus-kinase-inhibition-a-potential-approach-to-maximize-the-therapeutic-index-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-therapy
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David T Beattie, M Teresa Pulido-Rios, Fei Shen, Melissa Ho, Eva Situ, Pam R Tsuruda, Patrick Brassil, Melanie Kleinschek, Sharath Hegde
Background: An unmet need remains for safe and effective treatments to induce and maintain remission in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. The Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, tofacitinib, has demonstrated robust efficacy in ulcerative colitis patients although, like other systemic immunosuppressants, there may be safety concerns associated with its use. This preclinical study evaluated whether modulating intestinal inflammation via local JAK inhibition can provide efficacy without systemic immunosuppression...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225364/a-young-patient-with-temporomandibular-joint-osteoarthritis-case-report
#10
Ema Vrbanović, Iva Z Alajbeg
This paper describes a case of a young patient who sought help because of pain in the right temporomandibular joint (TMJ). She also reported increasing of pain during chewing. Clinical examination revealed limited mouth opening with uncorrected deviation to the ipsilateral side. Palpation of the lateral pole of the right condyle discovered crepitus, and maximum assisted opening elicited a report of "familiar pain". The diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the TMJ (RDC / TMD criteria, Axis I, Group III) was confirmed by CBCT of TMJ...
September 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225335/genetic-architecture-the-shape-of-the-genetic-contribution-to-human-traits-and-disease
#11
REVIEW
Nicholas J Timpson, Celia M T Greenwood, Nicole Soranzo, Daniel J Lawson, J Brent Richards
Genetic architecture describes the characteristics of genetic variation that are responsible for heritable phenotypic variability. It depends on the number of genetic variants affecting a trait, their frequencies in the population, the magnitude of their effects and their interactions with each other and the environment. Defining the genetic architecture of a complex trait or disease is central to the scientific and clinical goals of human genetics, which are to understand disease aetiology and aid in disease screening, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy...
December 11, 2017: Nature Reviews. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225164/efficacy-of-high-dose-therapy-and-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-gray-zone-lymphoma-a-us-multicenter-collaborative-study
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Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja, Renju Raj, Liana Nikolaenko, Sairah Ahmed, Nishitha Reddy, Sunita Nathan, Mohamad Cherry, Najla El-Jurdi, Cynthia Obiozor, Timothy S Fenske, Joo Song, Tariq Muzzafar, Ernesto Ayala, Bipin Savani, Mohamad Khawandanah, Paolo F Caimi, Mehdi Hamadani, Stephen J Forman, Mohamad Hussaini, Marcos de Lima, Horatiu Olteanu, Bijal Shah, Julio C Chavez, Monzr Al Malki, Ambuj Kumar, Siddhartha Ganguly
High-dose therapy (HDT) and autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (auto-HCT) has been anecdotally prescribed in gray zone lymphoma (GZL), showing encouraging efficacy. We conducted a multicenter retrospective study aimed to assess outcomes after auto-HCT in 32 patients with GZL treated at 9 transplant centers in the United States. Median age of patients at transplantation was 38 (18-70) years and the majority were male (n=21, 66%). Median number of lines of therapy prior to transplantation was 2 (1-4)...
December 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225112/fisetin-a-bioactive-phytochemical-with-potential-for-cancer-prevention-and-pharmacotherapy
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REVIEW
Dharambir Kashyap, Ajay Sharma, Katrin Sak, Hardeep Singh Tuli, Harpal Singh Buttar, Anupam Bishayee
A wide variety of chronic diseases, such as neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disorders, diabetes mellitus, osteoarthtitis, obesity and various cancers, are now being treated with cost effective phytomedicines. Since synthetic medicines are very expensive, concerted efforts are being made in developing and poor countries to discover cost effective medicines for the treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Understanding the underlying mechanisms of bioactive medicines from natural sources would not only open incipient avenues for the scientific community and pharmaceutical industry to discover new drug molecules for the therapy of NCDs, but also help to garner knowledge for alternative therapeutic approaches for the management of chronic diseases...
December 7, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224958/renal-involvement-in-neuropathy-ataxia-retinitis-pigmentosa-narp-syndrome-a-case-report
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Sandrine Lemoine, Marine Panaye, Maud Rabeyrin, Elisabeth Errazuriz-Cerda, Bénédicte Mousson de Camaret, Philippe Petiot, Laurent Juillard, Fitsum Guebre-Egziabher
We report a case of a patient who had the mitochondrial cytopathy complex of neuropathy, ataxia, and retinitis pigmentosa (NARP) syndrome diagnosed at age 11 years with a biopsy-proven kidney involvement that progressed to end-stage renal disease at age 21 years. Mutations of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are maternally inherited and lead to mitochondrial cytopathies with predominant neurologic manifestations: psychomotor retardation, epilepsy, ataxia, neuropathy, and myopathy. Given the ubiquitous nature of mitochondria, cellular dysfunction can also appear in tissues with high metabolic turnover; thus, there can be cardiac, digestive, ophthalmologic, and kidney complications...
December 7, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224898/clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-in-a-dedicated-phase-i-unit
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R Sundar, A Custodio, A Petruckevich, M Chénard-Poirier, M Ameratunga, D Collins, J Lim, S B Kaye, N Tunariu, U Banerji, J de Bono, J Lopez
AIMS: Advanced biliary tract carcinomas (ABC) are malignancies with limited effective therapies for advanced disease. There is little published evidence of outcomes of ABC patients participating in phase I clinical trials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patient characteristics, treatment details and outcomes of ABC patients treated at a dedicated phase I unit were captured and analysed from case and trial records. RESULTS: In total, 123 ABC patients were included in the study, of which 48 patients participated in 41 different phase I trials; 75 (61%) did not participate due to rapid disease progression or patient choice...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224881/early-lactation-extended-pirlimycin-therapy-against-naturally-acquired-staphylococcus-aureus-intramammary-infections-in-heifers-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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S Skoulikas, S Dufour, D Haine, J-Y Perreault, J-P Roy
The primary objective of the current study was to evaluate cure rate following an early-lactation extended intramammary pirlimycin treatment on heifers naturally infected by Staphylococcus aureus. The secondary objective was to assess Petrifilm Staph Express (3M Microbiology, St. Paul, MN) count plate characteristics when used in a protocol for early-lactation detection of infected quarters in heifers. Milk samples were collected from heifers (n = 946) in the first few days following calving (mean = 5 d). Heifers with laboratory-confirmed S...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224832/the-pathogenesis-of-pulmonary-sarcoidosis-and-implications-for-treatment
#17
REVIEW
Karen C Patterson, Edward S Chen
Thoracic sarcoidosis is the most common form of sarcoidosis, encompassing a heterogeneous group of patients with a wide range of clinical features and associated outcomes. The distinction between isolated thoracic lymphadenopathy and pulmonary involvement matters. Morbidity is often higher, and long-term outcomes are worse for the latter. While inflammatory infiltrates in pulmonary sarcoidosis may resolve, persistent disease activity is common and can result in lung fibrosis. Given the distinct clinical features and natural history of pulmonary sarcoidosis, its pathogenesis may differ in important ways from other sarcoidosis manifestations...
December 7, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224036/laser-advances-in-the-treatment-of-burn-and-traumatic-scars
#18
Shilpi Khetarpal, Urvashi Kaw, Jeffrey S Dover, Kenneth A Arndt
The realm of scar management is constantly changing. Many factors need to be considered when developing a comprehensive treatment plan, including the nature of the scar and the patient. Scar characteristics can be divided by color, scar type and thickness, and body location. Topical and intralesional agents and light- and laserbased treatments can be used to revitalize and restore damaged skin in atrophic and hypertrophic scars. The most commonly used lasers are the pulsed-dye laser (PDL) and fractional lasers...
December 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223737/synthesis-and-characterization-of-small-sized-gold-nanoparticles-coated-by-bovine-serum-albumin-bsa-for-cancer-photothermal-therapy
#19
Selma M H Al-Jawad, Ali A Taha, Mohammad M F Al-Habosiy, Lamyaa F A Al-Barram
In the present study, small gold nanoparticles <5nm coated with natural protein Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) was synthesized and characterized using UV-Vis spectrophotometer, Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), zeta potential and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Three types of cancer cell lines; Rhabdomyosarcoma (RD), Murine fibroblast (L20B) and RAW 264.7 monocyte-macrophage (MQ) were tested and treated by photothermal strategy, in vitro, by conjugating BSA-AuNPs complex of (0...
December 6, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223388/transplantation-in-the-treatment-of-primary-cutaneous-aggressive-epidermotropic-cytotoxic-cd8-positive-t-cell-lymphoma
#20
Benoit M Cyrenne, Juliet Fraser Gibson, Antonio Subtil, Michael Girardi, Iris Isufi, Stuart Seropian, Francine Foss
BACKGROUND: Primary cutaneous aggressive epidermotropic cytotoxic CD8 positive T-cell lymphoma (CD8+ PCAETL) is a rare subtype of peripheral T-cell lymphoma with poor outcomes and without a standardized treatment strategy. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has been suggested as a potential curative therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case series. We identified 8 patients with the diagnosis of CD8+ PCAETL, 4 of whom also underwent allogeneic HSCT...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
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