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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526632/erythrocytosis-following-testosterone-therapy
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REVIEW
Samuel J Ohlander, Bibin Varghese, Alexander W Pastuszak
INTRODUCTION: A rapid increase in awareness of androgen deficiency has led to substantial increases in prescribing of testosterone therapy (TTh), with benefits of improvements in mood, libido, bone density, muscle mass, body composition, energy, and cognition. However, TTh can be limited by its side effects, particularly erythrocytosis. This review examines the literature on testosterone-induced erythrocytosis and polycythemia. AIM: To review the available literature on testosterone-induced erythrocytosis, discuss possible mechanisms for pathophysiology, determine the significance of formulation, and elucidate potential thromboembolic risk...
May 16, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522841/near-infrared-heptamethine-cyanine-based-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-tumor-targeted-multimodal-imaging-and-photothermal-therapy
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Sejy Lee, Reju George Thomas, Myeong Ju Moon, Hyeong Ju Park, In-Kyu Park, Byeong-Il Lee, Yong Yeon Jeong
Near-infrared fluorescent (NIRF) imaging modality holds great promise for tumor detection and offers several advantages of bioimaging, such as high tissue penetration with less background scattering. The disadvantage of NIRF bioimaging is that it has very low spatial resolution. Thus, the combination of NIRF with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a good option because MRI can provide anatomical information with a higher resolution. Heptamethine cyanine dye (MHI-148) has been reported to have tumor-targeting capability which was used here as the NIRF agent...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518072/in-vivo-investigation-of-antimicrobial-blue-light-therapy-for-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-burn-infections-using-bioluminescence-imaging
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Yucheng Wang, Olivia D Harrington, Ying Wang, Clinton K Murray, Michael R Hamblin, Tianhong Dai
Burn infections continue to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality. The increasing emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria has led to the frequent failure of traditional antibiotic treatments. Alternative therapeutics are urgently needed to tackle MDR bacteria. An innovative non-antibiotic approach, antimicrobial blue light (aBL), has shown promising effectiveness against MDR infections. The mechanism of action of aBL is not yet well understood. It is commonly hypothesized that naturally occurring endogenous photosensitizing chromophores in bacteria (e...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516182/intracellular-accumulation-and-immunological-responses-of-lipid-modified-magnetic-iron-nanoparticles-in-mouse-antigen-processing-cells
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Chenmeng Qiao, Jun Yang, Lei Chen, Jie Weng, Xin Zhang
Understanding the effects of magnetic iron nanoparticles (MINPs) on the immune response is vitally important for biomedical applications such as cancer therapy, disease diagnosis and novel cancer imaging. In this study, lipid modified MINPs were designed and prepared by introducing the neutral lipid DSPE-PEG or the zwitterionic lipid DSPE-PCB into hydrophobic MINPs through hydrophobic interaction (L-MINPs and ZL-MINPs, respectively). The effect of L-MINPs and ZL-MINPs on the intracellular accumulation and immune responses of three kinds of antigen processing cells was examined...
May 18, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515762/biochemical-and-histopathological-effects-of-green-tea-nanoparticles-in-ironized-mouse-model
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Hidayat Sulistyo, Dhadhang Wahyu Kurniawan, Lantip Rujito
Transfusion in the treatment of thalassemia gives rise to iron deposits in many organs. Since there are many obstacles in the use of deferoxamin (DFO) as an iron chelating agent, it is important to find another alternative therapy that can act as iron chelation. The study aims to compare the histopathological pictures of the heart and spleen in iron-induced rats after administration of DFO and nanoparticles of green tea extract. The research used experimental research design with a post-test only control group...
April 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510680/effect-of-oral-iron-repletion-on-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-iron-deficiency-the-ironout-hf-randomized-clinical-trial
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Gregory D Lewis, Rajeev Malhotra, Adrian F Hernandez, Steven E McNulty, Andrew Smith, G Michael Felker, W H Wilson Tang, Shane J LaRue, Margaret M Redfield, Marc J Semigran, Michael M Givertz, Peter Van Buren, David Whellan, Kevin J Anstrom, Monica R Shah, Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, Javed Butler, Eugene Braunwald
Importance: Iron deficiency is present in approximately 50% of patients with heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF) and is an independent predictor of reduced functional capacity and mortality. However, the efficacy of inexpensive readily available oral iron supplementation in heart failure is unknown. Objective: To test whether therapy with oral iron improves peak exercise capacity in patients with HFrEF and iron deficiency. Design, Setting, and Participants: Phase 2, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial of patients with HFrEF (<40%) and iron deficiency, defined as a serum ferritin level of 15 to 100 ng/mL or a serum ferritin level of 101 to 299 ng/mL with transferrin saturation of less than 20%...
May 16, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508256/the-role-of-micronutrients-in-alopecia-areata-a-review
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Jordan M Thompson, Mehwish A Mirza, Min Kyung Park, Abrar A Qureshi, Eunyoung Cho
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common, non-scarring form of hair loss caused by immune-mediated attack of the hair follicle. As with other immune-mediated diseases, a complex interplay between environment and genetics is thought to lead to the development of AA. Deficiency of micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals may represent a modifiable risk factor associated with development of AA. Given the role of these micronutrients in normal hair follicle development and in immune cell function, a growing number of investigations have sought to determine whether serum levels of these nutrients might differ in AA patients, and whether supplementation of these nutrients might represent a therapeutic option for AA...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506129/kidney-injury-in-infants-and-children-with-iron-deficiency-anemia-before-and-after-iron-treatment
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Rasha H Hassan, Shaimaa M Kandil, Mayada S Zeid, Maysaa E Zaki, Ashraf E Fouda
BACKGROUND: Our study aimed to investigate the effects of iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) on renal tubular functions before and after iron treatment for infants and children with IDA. We measured urinary levels of two kidney injury markers: neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-six infants and children with IDA and 20 matched healthy controls were included. We assessed different laboratory parameters, estimated glomerular filtration rate, urinary levels of NGAL, and L-FABP...
May 16, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505405/structural-basis-for-xenosiderophore-utilization-by-the-human-pathogen-staphylococcus-aureus
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Nathaniel P Endicott, Eries Lee, Timothy Adam Wencewicz
Staphylococcus aureus produces a cocktail of metallophores (staphylopine, staphyloferrin A, and staphyloferrin B) to scavenge transition metals during infection of a host. In addition, S. aureus displays the extracellular surface lipoproteins FhuD1 and FhuD2 along with the ABC transporter complex FhuCBG to facilitate the use of hydroxamate xenosiderophores such as desferrioxamine B (DFOB) for iron acquisition. DFOB is used as a chelation therapy to treat human iron overload diseases and has been linked to an increased risk of S...
May 15, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502580/-non-antiretroviral-drugs-uses-among-hiv-infected-persons-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy-in-senegal-costs-and-factors-associated-with-prescription
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A Diouf, T J Youbong, M Maynart, M Ndoye, F L Diéye, N A Ndiaye, M B Koita-Fall, B Ndiaye, M Seydi
BACKGROUND: In addition to antiretroviral therapy, non-antiretroviral drugs are necessary for the appropriate care of people living with HIV. The costs of such drugs are totally or partially supported by the people living with HIV. We aimed to evaluate the overall costs, the costs supported by the people living with HIV and factors associated with the prescription of non-antiretroviral drugs in people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in Senegal. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study on 331 people living with HIV who initiated antiretroviral therapy between 2009 and 2011 and followed until March 2012...
May 11, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501597/reciprocal-regulation-between-hepcidin-and-erythropoiesis-and-its-therapeutic-application-in-erythroid-disorders
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REVIEW
Caiyi Wang, Zheng Fang, Zesen Zhu, Jing Liu, Huiyong Chen
Iron is required for hemoglobin production, and it plays a key role during erythropoiesis. Systemic iron homeostasis is mainly negatively regulated by the peptide hormone hepcidin, coded by the gene HAMP. Hepcidin excess may cause iron deficiency, iron-restricted erythropoiesis and anemia. Conversely, hepcidin insufficiency leads to iron overload and oxidative damage in multiple tissues. During regulation of hepcidin synthesis, multiple promoter elements in the HAMP gene respond to variable signaling pathways corresponding to different extracellular situations...
May 10, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500860/interventions-for-preventing-silent-cerebral-infarcts-in-people-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Lise J Estcourt, Patricia M Fortin, Sally Hopewell, Marialena Trivella, Carolyn Doree, Miguel R Abboud
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the commonest severe monogenic disorders in the world, due to the inheritance of two abnormal haemoglobin (beta globin) genes. SCD can cause severe pain, significant end-organ damage, pulmonary complications, and premature death. Silent cerebral infarcts are the commonest neurological complication in children and probably adults with SCD. Silent cerebral infarcts also affect academic performance, increase cognitive deficits and may lower intelligence quotient...
May 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496538/iron-pill-gastritis-an-under-diagnosed-condition-with-potentially-serious-outcomes
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Tagore Sunkara, Megan E Caughey, Sofia Nigar, Raquel Olivo, Vinaya Gaduputi
Given the ubiquitous use of oral iron therapy, their side effects are often encountered and well recognized in clinical practice. However, iron pill gastritis remains an often under-reported and elusive diagnosis. An astute clinician should be aware of this condition in order to promptly discontinue oral iron and institute timely treatment. Here in, we present a case of a 46-year-old woman who presented to the gastroenterology clinic with vague epigastric pain and microcytic anemia. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed multiple gastric erosions and non-bleeding gastric antral ulcer with biopsies showing excessive iron deposition suggestive of iron pill gastritis...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494534/ferroptosis-a-novel-anti-tumor-action-for-cisplatin
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Jipeng Guo, Bingfei Xu, Qi Han, Hongxia Zhou, Yun Xia, Chongwen Gong, Xiaofang Dai, Zhenyu Li, Gang Wu
Purpose: Ferroptosis is a new mode of regulated cell death, which is completely distinct from other cell death modes based on morphological, biochemical, and genetic criteria. This study evaluated the therapeutic role of ferroptosis in classic chemotherapy drugs, including the underlying mechanism. Materials and Methods: Cell viability was detected by using the Methylthiazoltetrazlium dye uptake method. RNAi was used to knockout iron-responsive element binding protein 2, and PCR, western blot was used to evaluate the efficiency...
May 10, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492491/magnetic-cationic-amylose-nanoparticles-used-to-deliver-survivin-small-interfering-rna-for-gene-therapy-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-vitro
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Zhuo Wu, Xiao-Lin Xu, Jun-Zhao Zhang, Xu-Hong Mao, Ming-Wei Xie, Zi-Liang Cheng, Lie-Jing Lu, Xiao-Hui Duan, Li-Ming Zhang, Jun Shen
Amylose is a promising nanocarrier for gene delivery in terms of its good biocompatibility and high transfection efficiency. Small interfering RNA against survivin (survivin-siRNA) can cause tumor apoptosis by silencing a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)-specific gene at the messenger RNA level. In this study, we developed a new class of folate-functionalized, superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO)-loaded cationic amylose nanoparticles to deliver survivin-siRNA to HCC cells. The cellular uptake of nanocomplexes, cytotoxicity, cell apoptosis, and gene suppression mediated by siRNA-complexed nanoparticles were tested...
May 11, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491880/iron-refractory-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-dizygotic-twins-due-to-a-novel-tmprss6-gene-mutation-in-addition-to-polymorphisms-associated-with-high-susceptibility-to-develop-ferropenic-anemia
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Joana Pinto, Gustavo Nobre de Jesus, Mónica Palma Anselmo, Lúcia Gonçalves, Daniela Brás, João Madeira Lopes, João Meneses, Rui Victorino, Paula Faustino
Iron refractory iron deficiency anemia (IRIDA) is an autosomal recessive ferropenic anemia. Its hypochromic microcytic pattern is associated with low transferrin saturation, normal-high ferritin, and inappropriately high hepcidin level. This entity is caused by mutants of the TMPRSS6 gene that encodes the protein matriptase II, which influences hepcidin expression, an iron metabolism counterregulatory protein. We report two 29-year-old dizygotic female twins with ferropenic, hypochromic microcytic anemia with 20 years of evolution, refractory to oral iron therapy...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490557/the-effect-of-empagliflozin-on-oxidative-nucleic-acid-modifications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-protocol-for-a-randomised-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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Emil List Larsen, Vanja Cejvanovic, Laura Kofoed Kjær, Tina Vilsbøll, Filip Krag Knop, Jørgen Rungby, Henrik Enghusen Poulsen
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Although glycaemic control reduces microvascular complications, the effect of intensive treatment strategies or individual drugs on macrovascular diseases is still debated. RNA oxidation is associated with increased mortality in patients with T2D. Inspired by animal studies showing effect of a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor (empagliflozin) on oxidative stress and a recent trial evaluating empagliflozin that demonstrated improved cardiovascular outcomes in patients with T2D at high risk of cardiovascular events, we hypothesise that empagliflozin lowers oxidative stress...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489049/superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-complexed-cationic-amylose-for-in-vivo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-tracking-of-transplanted-stem-cells-in-stroke
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Bing-Ling Lin, Jun-Zhao Zhang, Lie-Jing Lu, Jia-Ji Mao, Ming-Hui Cao, Xu-Hong Mao, Fang Zhang, Xiao-Hui Duan, Chu-Shan Zheng, Li-Ming Zhang, Jun Shen
Cell-based therapy with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is a promising strategy for acute ischemic stroke. In vivo tracking of therapeutic stem cells with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is imperative for better understanding cellular survival and migrational dynamics over time. In this study, we develop a novel biocompatible nanocomplex (ASP-SPIONs) based on cationic amylose, by introducing spermine and the image label, ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs), to label MSCs. The capacity, efficiency, and cytotoxicity of the nanocomplex in transferring SPIONs into green fluorescence protein-modified MSCs were tested; and the performance of in vivo MRI tracking of the transplanted cells in acute ischemic stroke was determined...
May 10, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486441/bone-mineral-density-in-patients-with-inherited-bone-marrow-failure-syndromes
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Roopa Kanakatti Shankar, Neelam Giri, Maya B Lodish, Ninet Sinaii, James C Reynolds, Sharon A Savage, Constantine A Stratakis, Blanche P Alter
BACKGROUNDPatients with inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (IBMFS) may have several risk factors for low bone mineral density (BMD). We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of low BMD in IBMFS and determine associated risk factors.METHODSPatients with IBMFS with at least one Dual Energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan were evaluated. Diagnosis of each IBMFS, Fanconi anemia (FA), dyskeratosis congenita, Diamond-Blackfan anemia, and Shwachman-Diamond syndrome, was confirmed by syndrome-specific tests. Data were gathered on age, height and clinical history...
May 9, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482869/intravenous-iron-sucrose-v-s-oral-ferrous-fumarate-for-treatment-of-anemia-in-pregnancy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shruti B Bhavi, Purushottam B Jaju
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy, safety and tolerability of intravenous iron sucrose with that of oral ferrous fumarate in iron deficiency anemia during 14 to 34 weeks of pregnancy. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed involving 112 patients attending the antenatal clinic at Shri B.M.Patil Medical college Hospital, Bijapur from October 2011 to August 2012,with hemoglobin levels between 70-110 g/L and serum ferritin of < 15 ng/ml...
May 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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