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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912071/classical-and-alternative-macrophages-have-impaired-function-during-acute-and-chronic-hiv-1-infection
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Leonardo J Galvão-Lima, Milena S Espíndola, Luana S Soares, Fabiana A Zambuzi, Maira Cacemiro, Caroline Fontanari, Valdes R Bollela, Fabiani G Frantz
OBJECTIVES: Three decades after HIV recognition and its association with AIDS development, many advances have emerged - especially related to prevention and treatment. Undoubtedly, the development of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) dramatically changed the future of the syndrome that we know today. In the present study, we evaluate the impact of HAART on macrophage function and its relevance to HIV pathogenesis. METHODS: PBMCs were isolated from blood samples and monocytes (CD14+ cells) were purified...
November 29, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910000/a-review-of-experimental-and-off-label-therapies-for-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Csaba Fehér, Alex Soriano, Josep Mensa
In spite of increased awareness and the efforts taken to optimize Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) management, with the limited number of currently available antibiotics for C. difficile the halt of this increasing epidemic remains out of reach. There are, however, close to 80 alternative treatment methods with controversial anti-clostridial efficacy or in experimental phase today. Indeed, some of these therapies are expected to become acknowledged members of the recommended anti-CDI arsenal within the next few years...
December 1, 2016: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909980/omalizumab-in-severe-refractory-vernal-keratoconjunctivitis-in-children-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Serge Doan, Flore Amat, Eric Gabison, Sarah Saf, Isabelle Cochereau, Jocelyne Just
INTRODUCTION: Vernal keratoconjunctivis (VKC) is a severe form of pediatric ocular allergy, characterized by acute and chronic corneoconjunctival inflammation that may lead to visual sequelae. Although topical immunosuppressive drugs such as cyclosporine are usually effective, some severe forms may be refractory and require prolonged steroid therapy. Very few papers report the use of omalizumab in VKC in the literature. In the present study, we describe our clinical experience with omalizumab in severe VKC children...
December 1, 2016: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909072/the-mirror-illusion-increases-motor-cortex-excitability-in-children-with-and-without-hemiparesis
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Sebastian Grunt, Christopher J Newman, Stefanie Saxer, Maja Steinlin, Christian Weisstanner, Alain Kaelin-Lang
Background Mirror therapy provides a visual illusion of a normal moving limb by using the mirror reflection of the unaffected arm instead of viewing the paretic limb and is used in rehabilitation to improve hand function. Little is known about the mechanism underlying its effect in children with hemiparesis. Objective To investigate the effect of the mirror illusion (MI) on the excitability of the primary motor cortex (M1) in children and adolescents. Methods Twelve patients with hemiparesis (10-20 years) and 8 typically developing subjects (8-17 years) participated...
November 30, 2016: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908534/critical-review-of-the-role-of-intravenous-immunoglobulins-in-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
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Sabrina Anh-Tu Hoa, Marie Hudson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to summarize key findings from the literature concerning the therapeutic role of intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIg) in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM), dissecting the evidence according to disease subtype and treatment indication, and to review the evidence relating to the mechanism of action of IVIg in IIM to ascertain rationale for continued research. METHODS: Medline (Ovid) and Pubmed databases were searched from inception to July 2016 using relevant keywords...
July 29, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906064/treatment-with-rgdf11-does-not-improve-the-dystrophic-muscle-pathology-of-mdx-mice
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Fabrizio Rinaldi, Yu Zhang, Ricardo Mondragon-Gonzalez, Jeffrey Harvey, Rita C R Perlingeiro
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an inherited lethal muscle wasting disease characterized by cycles of degeneration and regeneration, with no effective therapy. Growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11), a member of the TGF-β superfamily and myostatin homologous, has been reported to have the capacity to reverse age-related skeletal muscle loss. These initial findings led us to investigate the ability of GDF11 to promote regeneration in the context of muscular dystrophy and determine whether it could be a candidate to slow down or reverse the disease progression in DMD...
June 14, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904945/-sarcoidosis-and-uveitis-an-update
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J G Garweg
Ocular involvement in sarcoidosis is present in up to one third of patients and is frequently manifested before the underlying systemic disease has been diagnosed. With a view to the therapeutic consequences an early diagnosis of the underlying disease is advantageous. In cases of visual loss early diagnostic measures include invasive procedures, such as ultrasound-guided bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial biopsy, if nodular conjunctival or cutaneous manifestations which would confirm the diagnosis are not present...
November 30, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903474/functional-assessment-and-evaluation-of-outcome-after-endovascular-therapy-with-coverage-of-the-left-subclavian-artery-in-case-of-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury
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A Gombert, D Kotelis, U M Griepenkerl, G Fraedrich, J Klocker, B Glodny, M J Jacobs, A Greiner, J Grommes
OBJECTIVE: Patients suffering blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) can be treated by use of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). In this setting, the coverage of the left subclavian artery (LSA) is frequently necessary. Nevertheless, the functionality of the upper left extremity after TEVAR had been rarely analyzed. Thus this study intends to underline the safety of TEVAR as well as to determine the functionality of the left arm after coverage of the LSA. METHODS: All patients suffering from BTAI treated by endovascular means in three centers (Aachen [Germany], Maastricht [Netherlands] and Innsbruck [Austria]) between 1996 and 2009 were retrospectively analyzed...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903122/management-and-outcome-of-recurrent-adult-craniopharyngiomas-an-analysis-of-42-cases-with-long-term-follow-up
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Mazda K Turel, Georgios Tsermoulas, Lior Gonen, George Klironomos, Joao Paulo Almeida, Gelareh Zadeh, Fred Gentili
OBJECTIVE The treatment of recurrent and residual craniopharyngiomas is challenging. In this study the authors describe their experience with these tumors and make recommendations on their management. METHODS The authors performed an observational study of adult patients (≥ 18 years) with recurrent or residual craniopharyngiomas that were managed at their tertiary center. Retrospective data were collected on demographics and clinical, imaging, and treatment characteristics from patients who had a minimum 2-year follow-up...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902758/oldenlandia-diffusa-extract-inhibits-biofilm-formation-by-haemophilus-influenzae-clinical-isolates
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Takeaki Wajima, Yui Anzai, Tetsuya Yamada, Hideaki Ikoshi, Norihisa Noguchi
Oldenlandia diffusa has been empirically used as a therapeutic adjunct for the treatment of respiratory infections. To establish the basic evidence of its clinical usefulness, antimicrobial and biofilm inhibitory activities of an O. diffusa extract were examined against clinical isolates of Haemophilus influenzae, a major causative pathogen of respiratory and sensory organ infections. No significant growth inhibitory activity was observed during incubation for more than 6 h after the extract addition into a culture of H...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900726/survey-on-german-palliative-care-specialists-experiences-with-advance-directives
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Julia Zenz, Michael Zenz
INTRODUCTION: Advance directives (AD) play a central role in end-of-life treatments, intensive care, and palliative care. However, little is known about the experiences of healthcare professionals with ADs. This study reports on palliative care professionals' views on advance directives (AD). METHODS: A questionnaire was handed out to attendants of a palliative care symposium. RESULTS: Complete answers were obtained from 126 physicians and 276 nurses...
November 29, 2016: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900302/tuberculous-tenosynovitis-presenting-as-finger-drop-a-case-report-and-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Jayadev Chandrasekharan, Senthil Nathan Sambandam, Sreehari Cheriyakara, Varatharaj Mounasamy
BACKGROUND: Isolated tuberculous tenosynovitis and bursitis are rare among musculoske let al tuberculosis, but it is one of the major causes for chronic tendon sheath infection in developing countries. In hand, it is usually presented as a compound palmer ganglion (radio ulnar bursa), tenosynovitis of the flexer tendon sheaths and very few cases of tubercular tenosynovitis affecting the extensor tendons also are reported. CASE PRESENTATION: We are reporting a rare case of tuberculous extensor tenosynovitis with rupture of the extensor digitorum tendon in an elderly Indian man...
April 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899773/-a-novel-treatment-strategy-for-pancreatic-cancer-based-on-gene-profiles
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Hideyuki Hayashi, Hiroshi Nishihara
Pancreatic cancer has one of the highest rates of mortality among malignancies and the development of promising future therapies is strongly required. Recently, the utility of gene aberrations as biomarkers for determining therapeutic strategies has been demonstrated in several types of cancer. The detection of druggable mutations that aid in the selection of effective molecular targeting drugs is feasible in clinical settings for certain cancers. On the other hand, personalized therapy for pancreatic cancer guided by genomic biomarkers has not yet been realized and suitable molecular targets for the disease have been unclear until now...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899222/camera-tracking-gaming-control-device-for-evaluation-of-active-wrist-flexion-and-extension
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Dalit Shefer Eini, Navah Z Ratzon, Albert A Rizzo, Shih-Ching Yeh, Belinda Lange, Batia Yaffe, Alexander Daich, Patrice L Weiss, Rachel Kizony
STUDY DESIGN: Cross sectional. INTRODUCTION: Measuring wrist range of motion (ROM) is an essential procedure in hand therapy clinics. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To test the reliability and validity of a dynamic ROM assessment, the Camera Wrist Tracker (CWT). METHODS: Wrist flexion and extension ROM of 15 patients with distal radius fractures and 15 matched controls were assessed with the CWT and with a universal goniometer...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898226/business-planning-in-biobanking-how-to-implement-a-tool-for-sustainability
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Mirella Ciaburri, Mariarosaria Napolitano, Elena Bravo
Worldwide, the sustainability of public health systems is challenged by the increasing number and cost of personalized therapies. Quality biological samples stored in biobanks are essential for the provision of appropriate health services and also act as a reservoir for the development of precision medicine and biotechnological innovation. Economic sustainability is a crucial factor in the maintenance of biobanking activities. Traditionally, management of biobanking is performed by health researchers and/or clinicians whose knowledge of economic issues is inadequate...
November 29, 2016: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897406/integrated-care-for-geriatric-frailty-and-sarcopenia-a-randomized-control-trial
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Ding-Cheng Derrick Chan, Hsiao-Hui Tsou, Chirn-Bin Chang, Rong-Sen Yang, Jau-Yih Tsauo, Ching-Yu Chen, Chin-Fu Hsiao, Ya-Ting Hsu, Chia-Hui Chen, Shu-Fang Chang, Chao Agnes Hsiung, Ken N Kuo
BACKGROUND: Exercise, nutrition, and psychological interventions may all have positive impacts on frailty and sarcopenia. However, it is not known whether an integrated care programme with all three components can be beneficial and the intensity of such programme is also not certain. In this study, we aim to determine the effectiveness of two levels of integrated care on frailty and sarcopenia. METHODS: A randomized control trial was conducted at two community hospitals in Taiwan...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896194/osteomyelitis-following-domestic-animal-bites-to-the-hand-two-case-reports-and-practical-guidelines
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Jung Soo Lim, Jin Hwan Byun, Kyung Hee Min, Hye Kyung Lee, Yun Sun Choi
Recently, the number of cases of animal bite wounds has increased significantly in concordance with an increase in the pet population around the world. The authors report two rare cases of osteomyelitis of the phalanx following cat and dog bites. On initial physical examination, signs of a severe infection were observed. Radiographs of both patients showed the presence of osteomyelitis, and in one of the patients, the diagnosis was confirmed with a bone biopsy. After use of empirical antibiotics, intravenous antibiotic therapy that matched the identified bacterium's sensitivity was initiated, and at the same time, secure dressing including debridement was performed to induce secondary healing...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895683/salvage-interstitial-brachytherapy-based-on-computed-tomography-for-recurrent-cervical-cancer-after-radical-hysterectomy-and-adjuvant-radiation-therapy-case-presentations-and-introduction-of-the-technique
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Zhong-Shan Liu, Jie Guo, Yang-Zhi Zhao, Xia Lin, Bin Chen, Ming Zhang, Jiang-Ming Li, Xiao-Jun Ren, Bing-Ya Zhang, Tie-Jun Wang
PURPOSE: Locally recurring cervical cancer after surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy remains a major therapeutic challenge. This paper presents a new therapeutic technique for such patients: interstitial brachytherapy (BT) guided by real-time three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixteen patients with recurrent cervical cancer after radical surgery and adjuvant external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT) were included in this study. These patients underwent high-dose-rate (HDR) interstitial BT with free-hand placement of metal needles guided by real-time 3D-CT...
October 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894964/approach-to-osteomyelitis-treatment-with-antibiotic-loaded-pmma
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REVIEW
Wentao Zhang, Guangyu Lei, Yang Liu, Wei Wang, Tao Song, Jinzhu Fan
BACKGROUND: To reduce the incidence of osteomyelitis infection, local antibiotic impregnated delivery systems are commonly used as a promising and effective approach to deliver high antibiotic concentrations at the infection site. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review was to provide a literature review regarding approach to osteomyelitis treatment with antibiotic loaded PMMA. STUDY DESIGN: Literature study regarding osteomyelitis treatment with antibiotic loaded carriers using key terms Antibiotic, osteomyelitis, biodegradable PMMA through published articles...
November 26, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894764/thoracoscopic-bilateral-t3-sympathectomy-for-primary-focal-hyperhidrosis-in-children
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Pablo Laje, Kali Rhodes, Leanne Magee, Mary Kate Klarich
AIM OF THE STUDY: Present our experience in the surgical treatment of primary focal hyperhidrosis of the hands by thoracoscopic bilateral T3 sympathectomy in pediatric patients. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of all patients operated between 2013 and 2015. RESULTS: We operated and included in the study 28 patients, 22 females and 6 males. Mean age was 14 (6-21) years. All patients had previously tried at least one form of medical therapy with no success...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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