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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040947/a-6-week-multicenter-double-blind-double-dummy-chlorpromazine-controlled-non-inferiorityrandomized-phase-iiitrial-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-quetiapine-fumarate-seroquel-extended-release-xr-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-acute
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Huafang Li, Yifeng Shen, Gang Wang, Jianguo Shi, Cui Ma, Shiping Xie, Honggeng Zhang, Xiaoping Wang, Keqing Li, Xiufeng Xu, Niufan Gu
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of quetiapine fumarate extended-release (XR) in the treatment of Chinese patients with acute schizophrenia. Multicenter, double-blind, double-dummy, active-controlled non-inferiority randomized study in Chinese patients (n = 388) with schizophrenia randomly assigned to quetiapine XR or chlorpromazine for 6 weeks. Primary outcome was the change from baseline in Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) total score at the end of treatment. Safety objectives included adverse event (AE) monitoring, laboratory test results, and electrocardiograms...
July 22, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040682/dose-response-curves-for-analyzing-of-dicentric-chromosomes-and-chromosome-translocations-following-doses-of-1000-mgy-or-less-based-on-irradiated-peripheral-blood-samples-from-five-healthy-individuals
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Y Abe, Mitsuaki A Yoshida, Kurumi Fujioka, Yumiko Kurosu, Risa Ujiie, Aki Yanagi, Naohiro Tsuyama, Tomisato Miura, Toshiya Inaba, Kenji Kamiya, Akira Sakai
In terms of biological dosimetry at the time of radiation exposure, the dicentric chromosome (Dic) assay (DCA) is the gold standard for assessing for the acute phase and chromosome translocation (Tr) analysis is the gold standard for assessing the chronic phase. It is desirable to have individual dose-response curves (DRCs) for each laboratory because the analysis criteria differ between laboratories. We constructed the DRCs for radiation dose estimation (with three methods) using peripheral blood (PB) samples from five healthy individuals...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040445/rationale-and-design-of-the-effectiveness-of-lower-maintenance-dose-of-ticagrelor-early-after-myocardial-infarction-electra-pilot-study
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Jacek Kubica, Piotr Adamski, Katarzyna Buszko, Aldona Kubica, Wiktor Kuliczkowski, Tomasz Fabiszak, Bernd Jilma, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Przemyslaw Paciorek, Eliano P Navarese
BackgroundThe degree and time course of platelet inhibition using ticagrelor can vary during the acute phase and the following stable period after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The optimal level of platelet inhibition during the various stages of AMI remains an open question. The aim of the current study is to compare the antiplatelet efficacy of two ticagrelor maintenance dose regimens (60 mg b.i.d. vs 90 mg b.i.d.) in stable patients following an initial strategy with ticagrelor 90 mg b.i.d. during the first month after AMI...
October 10, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040417/neonatal-immune-activation-depletes-the-ovarian-follicle-reserve-and-alters-ovarian-acute-inflammatory-mediators-in-neonatal-rats
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Erin A Fuller, Luba Sominsky, Jessie M Sutherland, Kate A Redgrove, Lauren Harms, Eileen A McLaughlin, Deborah M Hodgson
Normal ovarian development is crucial for female reproductive success and longevity. Interruptions to the delicate process of initial folliculogenesis may lead to ovarian dysfunction. We have previously demonstrated that an early life immune challenge in the rat, induced by administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on postnatal day (PND) 3 and 5, depletes ovarian follicle reserve long term. Here, we hypothesised that this neonatal immune challenge leads to an increase in peripheral and ovarian inflammatory signalling, contributing to an acute depletion of ovarian follicles...
October 10, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040210/anticholinergics-for-asthma-a-long-history
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Gustavo J Rodrigo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide a fast overview about the introduction and development of anticholinergic drugs in Western medicine to their current indications particularly in asthma. RECENT FINDINGS: Although short-acting muscarinic antagonists have been positioned in the last 15 years for the treatment of adults and children with moderate-to-severe acute asthma in the emergency setting (reducing the risk of hospital admissions and improving lung function), a growing body of evidence has recently emerged that positions the long-acting muscarinic anticholinergic tiotropium bromide as add-on therapy to at least inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) maintenance therapy in adults, adolescents, and children with symptomatic asthma...
October 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040031/prospective-randomized-double-blind-phase-iii-clinical-trial-of-anti-t-lymphocyte-globulin-to-assess-impact-on-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-free-survival-in-patients-undergoing-hla-matched-unrelated-myeloablative-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Robert J Soiffer, Haesook T Kim, Joseph McGuirk, Mitchell E Horwitz, Laura Johnston, Mrinal M Patnaik, Witold Rybka, Andrew Artz, David L Porter, Thomas C Shea, Michael W Boyer, Richard T Maziarz, Paul J Shaughnessy, Usama Gergis, Hana Safah, Ran Reshef, John F DiPersio, Patrick J Stiff, Madhuri Vusirikala, Jeff Szer, Jennifer Holter, James D Levine, Paul J Martin, Joseph A Pidala, Ian D Lewis, Vincent T Ho, Edwin P Alyea, Jerome Ritz, Frank Glavin, Peter Westervelt, Madan H Jagasia, Yi-Bin Chen
Purpose Several open-label randomized studies have suggested that in vivo T-cell depletion with anti-T-lymphocyte globulin (ATLG; formerly antithymocyte globulin-Fresenius) reduces chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) without compromising survival. We report a prospective, double-blind phase III trial to investigate the effect of ATLG (Neovii Biotech, Lexington, MA) on cGVHD-free survival. Patients and Methods Two hundred fifty-four patients 18 to 65 years of age with acute leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome who underwent myeloablative HLA-matched unrelated hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) were randomly assigned one to one to placebo (n =128 placebo) or ATLG (n = 126) treatment at 27 sites...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037017/preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-versus-postoperative-chemoradiotherapy-for-stage-ii-iii-resectable-rectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jin Ho Song, Jae Uk Jeong, Jong Hoon Lee, Sung Hwan Kim, Hyeon Min Cho, Jun Won Um, Hong Seok Jang
PURPOSE: Whether preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is better than postoperative CRT in oncologic outcome and toxicity is contentious in prospective randomized clinical trials. We systematically analyze and compare the treatment result, toxicity, and sphincter preservation rate between preoperative CRT and postoperative CRT in stage II-III rectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Library from 1990 to 2014 for relevant trials...
September 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036979/-role-of-ash2-absent-small-or-homeotic-like-and-jumonji-domain-containing-protein-3-on-histone-methylation-of-interferon-gamma-gene-and-their-associations-with-vascular-damage-of-kawasaki-disease
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J H Mei, G Tang, Q Wang, P Q Wen, M G Xu, D Cui, D L Ma, C Liu, G B Wang
Objective: To investigate the impacts of ash2 (absent, small, or homeotic)-like (Ash2L) and Jumonji domain-containing protein 3 (Jmjd3) on histone methylation of interferon-gamma(IFN-γ) gene and association with vascular damage of Kawasaki disease (KD) in acute phase. Methods: This study was performed among 36 children with KD in acute phase (KD group) and 28 age-matched health children (control group), who were treated or underwent physical examination in our hospital between February 2015 and June 2016. Patients were further divided into KD groups with or without coronary artery lesions (KD-CAL(+) , 16 cases; KD-CAL(-), 20 cases)...
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036973/-predictive-value-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-derived-parameters-on-the-improvement-of-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-acute-viral-myocarditis
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H C Ouyang, F C Ouyang, L L Mai, Y Y Chen, Y Z Hu, H X Chen, W S Li
Objective: To evaluate the predictive value of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR)-derived parameters on the improvement of left ventricular function in patients with acute viral myocarditis. Methods: Forty patients, who referred for acute viral myocarditis in our hospital from September 2011 to September 2015, were prospectively enrolled in this study.All patients were examined by CMR during hospitalization for acute viral myocarditis (baseline) and after 12 months.The CMR sequences include: two dimension steady state free precession, 2D SSFP; triple inversion recovery, triple IR; early gadolinium enhancement; phase sensitive inversion recovery turbo field echo, PSIR TFE...
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036804/rheopheresis-as-a-causal-therapy-option-for-systemic-scleroderma-ssc
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Stine Lutze, G Daeschlein, W Konschake, Michael Jünger
A complex pathomechanism accounts systemic sclerosis as a form of collagenosis. A triad of vasculopathy, autoinflammation, and dysbalance of the fibroblast function can be seen as cause, as well as symptomatic appearance. Comparative with other collagenoses, e.g. Lupus erythematosus, vasculopathy, instead of autoinflammation, appears to be clinically important in systemic scleroderma. The fact that autoinflammation does not represent the major role in the maintenance of the disease is also evident by the lack of therapeutic effects of classical systemic immunosuppressants...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036705/chalcogenozidovudine-derivatives-with-antitumor-activity-comparative-toxicities-in-cultured-human-mononuclear-cells
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Assis Ecker, Pauline Christ Ledur, Rafael S da Silva, Daniela Bitencourt Rosa Leal, Oscar E D Rodrigues, Daniel Ardisson-Araújo, Emily Pansera Waczuk, João Batista Teixeira da Rocha, Nilda Vargas Barbosa
Considering a novel series of zidovudine (AZT) derivatives encompassing selenoaryl moieties promising candidates as therapeutics, we examined the toxicities elicited by AZT and derivatives 5'-(4-Chlorophenylseleno)zidovudine (SZ1); 5'-(Phenylseleno)zidovudine (SZ2); and 5'-(4-Methylphenylseleno)zidovudine (SZ3) in healthy cells and in mice. Resting and stimulated cultured human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were treated with the compounds at concentrations ranging from 10 to 200 µM for 24 and/or 72 h...
July 28, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036313/high-interspecimen-variability-in-nucleic-acid-extraction-efficiency-necessitates-the-use-of-spike-in-control-for-accurate-qpcr-based-measurement-of-plasma-cell-free-dna-levels
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Grant C O'Connell, Paul D Chantler, Taura L Barr
Objective: To assess the interspecimen variability associated with plasma DNA extraction in order to provide insight regarding the necessity to use an exogenous spike-in control when measuring cell-free DNA (cfDNA) levels using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). Methods: Plasma specimens were obtained from 8 healthy individuals, 20 patients with cardiovascular disease risk factors, and 54 patients diagnosed with acute stroke. Specimens were spiked with an exogenous oligonucleotide fragment, and total DNA was extracted via automated solid phase anion exchange...
September 23, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036211/orally-administered-taenia-solium-calreticulin-prevents-experimental-intestinal-inflammation-and-is-associated-with-a-type-2-immune-response
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Fela Mendlovic, Mayra Cruz-Rivera, Jose Alfredo Diaz-Gandarilla, Marco Antonio Flores-Torres, Guillermina Avila, Maria Perfiliev, Ana Maria Salazar, Lourdes Arriaga-Pizano, Patricia Ostrosky-Wegman, Ana Flisser
Intestinal helminth antigens are inducers of type 2 responses and can elicit regulatory immune responses, resulting in dampened inflammation. Several platyhelminth proteins with anti-inflammatory activity have been reported. We have identified, cloned and expressed the Taenia solium calreticulin (rTsCRT) and shown that it predominantly induces a type 2 response characterized by IgG1, IL-4 and IL-5 production in mice. Here, we report the rTsCRT anti-inflammatory activity in a well-known experimental colitis murine model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035547/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-the-triterpenoid-ursolic-acid-in-regulating-the-anti-oxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-epigenetic-gene-responses-in-rat-leukocytes
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Chengyue Zhang, Chao Wang, Wenji Li, Renyi Wu, Yue Guo, David Cheng, Yuqing Yang, Ioannis P Androulakis, Ah-Ng Kong
The triterpenoid ursolic acid (UA) has been proposed as a potential cancer chemopreventive agent in many preclinical and clinical studies. In the present work, we aimed to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) of UA and to quantitatively assess the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of UA, which are potentially linked to its chemopreventive efficacy. UA was administered intravenously (i.v., 20 mg/kg) or by oral gavage (100 mg/kg) to male Sprague-Dawley rats, and blood samples were collected at a series of designated time points...
October 16, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034688/end-of-life-characteristics-and-palliative-care-provision-for-patients-with-motor-neuron-disease
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Hon Wai Benjamin Cheng, Oi Man Iman Chan, Chun Hung Red Chan, Wan Hung Chan, Koon Sim Fung, Kar Yin Wong
Motor neuron disease (MND) is a neurodegenerative disease and manifested as progressive decline in physical, respiratory, swallowing and communication function, and ultimately death. Traditional model of care was fragmented and did not match with multifacet needs of patients and carers. Furthermore, there could be lack of integrated care at end of life for patients with MND in most lower- and middle-income countries or in places with inadequate palliative care (PC) coverage. In view of this, a special workgroup for patients with MND, which includes neurologist, respiratory physician, rehabilitation specialist, and PC physician was formed in Hong Kong since year 2011...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034366/a-phase-2-study-incorporating-sorafenib-into-the-chemotherapy-for-older-adults-with-flt3-mutated-acute-myeloid-leukemia-calgb-11001
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Geoffrey L Uy, Sumithra J Mandrekar, Kristina Laumann, Guido Marcucci, Weiqiang Zhao, Mark J Levis, Heidi D Klepin, Maria R Baer, Bayard L Powell, Peter Westervelt, Daniel J DeAngelo, Wendy Stock, Ben Sanford, William G Blum, Clara D Bloomfield, Richard M Stone, Richard A Larson
The Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), now part of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, conducted a multicenter, single-arm, phase 2 study in patients ≥60 years with FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3)-mutated acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In this study, sorafenib was added to daunorubicin and cytarabine-based induction and consolidation chemotherapy and was also continued for 12 months of maintenance therapy. The primary end point of the study was overall survival (OS) at 1 year in the FLT3 internal tandem duplication (FLT3-ITD) cohort...
January 24, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033683/regional-liver-disorder-with-differences-in-the-accumulation-of-99m-tc-phytate-and-99m-tc-galactosyl-human-serum-albumin
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Kohei Kotani, Joji Kawabe, Shigeaki Higashiyama, Susumu Shiomi
We report a 56-year-old woman with regional liver disorder due to acute hepatitis. Computed tomographic images showed low signal density at a plain phase and prolonged contrast effect at a late phase in the left hepatic lobe, in which an accumulation of (99m)Tc-phytate increased, whereas that of (99m)Tc-galactosyl human serum albumin (GSA) decreased. Meanwhile, in the right lobe, an accumulation of (99m)Tc-GSA showed more increased than that of (99m)Tc-phytate. Liver biopsy showed massive hepatocyte necrosis and interface hepatitis in the left lobe, and moderate hepatitis in the right lobe...
October 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033620/comparative-safety-of-intravenous-ferumoxytol-versus-ferric-carboxymaltose-for-the-treatment-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-rationale-and-study-design-of-a-randomized-double-blind-study-with-a-focus-on-acute-hypersensitivity-reactions
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N Franklin Adkinson, William E Strauss, Kristine Bernard, Robert F Kaper, Iain C Macdougall, Julie S Krop
BACKGROUND: Intravenous (IV) iron is often used to treat iron deficiency anemia in patients who are unable to tolerate or are inadequately managed with oral iron. However, IV iron treatment has been associated with acute hypersensitivity reactions. The comparative risk of adverse events (AEs) with IV iron preparations has been assessed by a few randomized controlled trials, which are most often limited by small patient numbers, which lack statistical power to identify differences in low-frequency AE such as hypersensitivity reactions...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033411/relationship-between-the-clinical-course-of-ulcerative-colitis-during-pregnancy-and-the-outcomes-of-pregnancy-a-retrospective-evaluation
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Ayumi Ito, Bunei Iizuka, Teppei Omori, Shinichi Nakamura, Katsutoshi Tokushige
Background Little information is available on the relationship between the clinical course of ulcerative colitis (UC) and the outcomes of pregnancy and delivery in pregnant Japanese women. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the factors that influence pregnancy and childbirth in middle-aged UC patients. Methods We studied 53 pregnancies in 45 pregnant women with UC who delivered at our department. They included 41 pregnancies that started while in UC remission and 12 pregnancies that started in the UC active phase...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033349/a-polymorphism-in-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-gene-is-associated-with-refractory-hypotension-in-premature-infants
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Kei Ogasawara, Maki Sato, Koichi Hashimoto, Takashi Imamura, Hayato Go, Mitsuaki Hosoya
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoids play an important role in endocrine control. The association of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) gene polymorphisms with altered sensitivity to glucocorticoid therapy has been reported in adults. However, there are few such reports in infants. The present study analyzed the prevalence of four GR polymorphisms in preterm infants born before 30 weeks of gestation and determined the associations between these polymorphisms and clinical outcomes in the infants. METHODS: Totally, 41 preterm infants born at two hospitals in Fukushima were retrospectively screened for the presence of four GR gene polymorphisms, using a TaqMan single-nucleotide polymorphism genotyping assay...
September 27, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
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