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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776017/pharmacokinetics-and-c-reactive-protein-modelling-of-anti-il-6-antibody-pf-04236921-in-healthy-volunteers-and-patients-with-autoimmune-disease
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Cheryl Li, Satoshi Shoji, Jean Beebe
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to characterize pharmacokinetics (PK) of PF-04236921, a novel anti-IL-6 monoclonal antibody, and its pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) relationship on serum C-Reactive Protein (CRP) in healthy volunteers and patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and Crohn's disease (CD) METHODS: Population modelling analyses were conducted using nonlinear mixed effects modelling. Data from 2 phase 1 healthy volunteer studies, a phase 1 RA study, a Phase 2 CD study, and a Phase 2 SLE study were included...
May 18, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775817/janus-graphene-oxide-nanosheet-a-promising-additive-for-enhancement-of-polymeric-membranes-performance-prepared-via-phase-inversion
#2
Mahdi Akbari, Mojtaba Shariaty-Niassar, Takeshi Matsuura, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail
Although polymeric membranes find important role in water and waste water treatment in recent years, their fouling is still an important problem. Application of hydrophilic nanoparticles (NPs) is one of the proposed methods for reducing fouling of membranes but their dispersion and stability in hydrophobic polymer matrix is challenging. In this study Janus functionalization of the NPs was introduced as a promising technique toward achieving this goal. Polysulfone (PSf) membranes containing various concentrations of graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets and Janus graphene oxide (Janus GO) nanosheets (as additives) were fabricated via phase inversion...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775791/an-imaging-biomarker-for-assessing-hepatic-function-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#3
Jennifer Schulze, Henrike Lenzen, Jan B Hinrichs, Burckhardt Ringe, Michael P Manns, Frank Wacker, Kristina I Ringe
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the potential of hepatobiliary phase magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as parameter for assessment of hepatocellular function in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). METHODS: We collected data from 111 patients (83 male, 28 female; median, 44 years old), from March 2012 through March 2016, with a confirmed diagnosis of PSC who underwent MRI evaluation before and after injection (hepatobiliary phase) of a hepatocyte-specific contrast agent (gadoxetate disodium)...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775708/gelatin-alginate-coacervates-for-circumventing-proteolysis-and-probing-intermolecular-interactions-by-spr
#4
Hui-Chong Lau, Seonghee Jeong, Aeri Kim
Complex coacervates based on natural biopolymers have been explored as a protein delivery system to provide controlled release of loaded protein and circumvent its proteolytic degradation in chronic wounds. The coacervates composed of gelatin A (GA) and sodium alginate (SA) were optimized with respect to turbidity, size, zeta potential, and polydispersity index. Bovine serum albumin (BSA), a model protein, was effectively encapsulated in the coacervates, resulting in protection from trypsin digestion and controlled release...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775676/malondialdehyde-modified-ldl-related-variables-are-associated-with-diabetic-kidney-disease-in-type-2-diabetes
#5
Shoko Furukawa, Hiroaki Suzuki, Kazuya Fujihara, Kazuto Kobayashi, Hitoshi Iwasaki, Yoko Sugano, Shigeru Yatoh, Motohiro Sekiya, Naoya Yahagi, Hitoshi Shimano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) causes the development of atherosclerosis and kidney injury. Although circulating oxLDL levels were reportedly increased in type 2 diabetic patients with macroalbuminuria, it remains unclear whether albuminuria or the reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is independently associated with the circulating oxLDL level. This study aimed to elucidate the association between the stage of diabetic nephropathy and serum malondialdehyde-modified LDL (MDA-LDL) and the ratio of MDA-LDL to LDL-cholesterol (MDA-LDL/LDL)...
May 15, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775284/multifunctional-tumor-targeting-cathepsin-b-sensitive-gemcitabine-prodrug-covalently-targets-albumin-in-situ-and-improves-cancer-therapy
#6
Huicong Zhang, Zhisu Sun, Kuanglei Wang, Na Li, Hongxiang Chen, Xiao Tan, Lingxiao Li, Zhonggui He, Jin Sun
We report a new type of amide bond-bearing cathepsin B-sensitive gemcitabine (GEM) prodrugs, capable of in situ covalently targeting circulating albumin and then making a hitchhike to the tumor. Specially, less plasma-enzyme deactivation, long plasma half-life, independence on nucleoside transporters, outstanding tumor targeting and site-specific drug release are achieved and such these multifunctional advantages contribute to the dramatically increased in vivo antitumor efficacy.
May 18, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775220/cystatin-c-is-a-more-reliable-biomarker-for-determining-egfr-to-support-drug-development-studies
#7
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Sumit Kar, Sabina Paglialunga, Rafiqul Islam
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is routinely used as a surrogate endpoint for the development of investigational drugs in clinical trials. GFR and staging of chronic kidney disease are typically assessed by measuring the concentration of endogenous serum biomarkers such as albumin and creatinine. However, creatinine is subject to high biological variability, and levels of creatinine do not rise until nearly 50% of kidney function is damaged, leading to inaccurate chronic kidney disease staging and false negatives...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775082/profile-of-renal-aa-amyloidosis-in-older-and-younger-individuals-a-single-centre-experience
#8
Siyar Erdogmus, Zeynep Kendi Celebi, Serkan Akturk, Gizem Kumru, Neval Duman, Kenan Ates, Sehsuvar Erturk, Gokhan Nergizoglu, Sim Kutlay, Sule Sengul, Kenan Keven
OBJECTIVE: In epidemiological studies of amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis from Turkey, the most frequently cause was familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) and it occurs generally in young age population. However, there are no sufficient data regarding aetiology, clinical presentation and prognosis of renal AA amyloidosis in advanced age patients. In this study, we aimed to investigate demographic, clinical presentation, aetiology and outcomes of adults aged 60 years or older patients with biopsy-proven renal AA amyloidosis...
May 18, 2018: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774984/comments-on-recent-reports-on-infrared-spectral-detection-of-disease-markers-in-blood-components
#9
Max Diem
The search for disease markers in whole blood, or easily accessible blood components by spectral methods is a highly important aspect in the field of biophotonic research for disease diagnostics and screening, since it promises a minimally invasive approach to assess an individual's state of health. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, in particular, promises to be a fast, inexpensive method to search for markers of disease, since it detects variation in the proteome, lipidome and metabolome of biofluids, or activation of immune cells...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774934/-comparison-of-clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-analysis-between-carcinoma-in-the-remnant-stomach-and-gastric-cancer
#10
Fengke Li, Yimin Wang, Chunfeng Li, Yan Ma, Yongle Zhang, Zhiguo Li, Yingwei Xue
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinicopathological features and prognosis between patients with carcinoma in the remnant stomach (CRS) and with gastric cancer, and to investigate the prognostic factors in CRS patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on clinicopathological data of 96 CRS patients (CRS group) and selected 440 patients with gastric cancer (GC group) treated at Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital from January 1977 to December 2017...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774568/effects-of-plasma-proteins-on-the-transport-and-surface-characteristics-of-polysulfone-polyethersulfone-and-asymmetric-cellulose-triacetate-high-flux-dialyzers
#11
Tae Ryung Kim, Mahsa Hadidi, Seyed Pouria Motevalian, Takashi Sunohara, Andrew L Zydney
Blood-membrane interactions can have a large impact on the performance of hemodialysis membranes, particularly for high flux membranes in which the membrane itself provides very low resistance to solute transport. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of exposure to serum on the solute clearance and convective sieving characteristics of high flux polysulfone (Optiflux F250NR), polyethersulfone (ELISIO-25H), and asymmetric cellulose triacetate (SOLACEA-25H) hemodialyzers using both vitamin B12 and a range of polydisperse dextrans...
May 17, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773500/an-analysis-on-distribution-and-inter-relationships-of-biomarkers-under-rivaroxaban-in-japanese-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-cvi-aro-1
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Shinya Suzuki, Takeshi Yamashita, Hidefumi Kasai, Takayuki Otsuka, Koichi Sagara
Prothrombin time (PT) has been widely used for measuring anticoagulation intensity under rivaroxaban therapy, but precise information has not been well established yet. Consecutive 96 non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) under rivaroxaban between Jan/June, 2015 were recruited. Serum concentration (SC) and PT with 5 representative reagents available in Japan (Neoplastin Plus®, Thromborel S®, Thrombocheck PT®, Thrombocheck PT Plus®, and Recombiplastin®) at 2-4 hours after (peak) and before intake of rivaroxaban (trough) were measured at outpatient clinic in the cardiovascular institute (CVI ARO study 1)...
March 15, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773240/perioperative-risk-factors-that-predict-complications-of-radial-forearm-free-flaps-in-oral-and-maxillofacial-reconstruction
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C Wang, G Fu, F Liu, L Liu, M Cao
The aim of the study was to find out what perioperative risk factors predicted complications in patients having reconstructions with radial forearm free flaps (RFFF). We organised a retrospective study of 169 patients (mean (range) age 54 (22-86) years, 100 of whom were female) who had oral and maxillofacial tumours resected, and reconstructed with RFFF, from January 2011-December 2016. We recorded predictive variables, subdivided into: personal and clinical (sex, age, weight, coexisting conditions, history of smoking, radiotherapy, and primary lesions); haemodynamic (perioperative concentrations of haemoglobin and albumin, blood loss, blood transfusion, urinary output (ml), and rate (ml/kg/hour), and infusion rates for crystalloids and colloids (ml/kg/hour, and volumes given intraoperatively and postoperatively for 24hours); and anaesthetic and surgical (American Society of Anesthesiologists(ASA) grade, visual analogue pain score (VAS), and duration of tourniquet and operation)...
May 14, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772746/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-benzimidazole-derived-biocompatible-copper-ii-and-zinc-ii-complexes-as-anticancer-chemotherapeutics
#14
Mohamed F AlAjmi, Afzal Hussain, Md Tabish Rehman, Azmat Ali Khan, Perwez Alam Shaikh, Rais Ahmad Khan
Herein, we have synthesized and characterized a new benzimidazole-derived "BnI" ligand and its copper(II) complex, [Cu(BnI)₂], 1 , and zinc(II) complex, [Zn(BnI)₂], 2 , using elemental analysis and various spectroscopic techniques. Interaction of complexes 1 and 2 with the biomolecules viz. HSA (human serum albumin) and DNA were studied using absorption titration, fluorescence techniques, and in silico molecular docking studies. The results exhibited the significant binding propensity of both complexes 1 and 2 , but complex 1 showed more avid binding to HSA and DNA...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772022/binding-of-sulphonylureas-to-plasma-proteins-a-katp-channel-perspective
#15
Peter Proks, Holger Kramer, Elizabeth Haythorne, Frances M Ashcroft
Sulphonylurea drugs stimulate insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells primarily by inhibiting ATP sensitive potassium (KATP) channels in the β-cell membrane. The effective sulphonylurea concentration at its site of action is significantly attenuated by binding to serum albumin, which makes it difficult to compare in vitro and in vivo data. We therefore measured the ability of gliclazide and glibenclamide to inhibit KATP channels and stimulate insulin secretion in the presence of serum albumin. We used this data, together with estimates of free drug concentrations from binding studies, to predict the extent of sulphonylurea inhibition of KATP channels at therapeutic concentrations in vivo...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771862/efficacy-and-safety-of-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-thalassemic-children
#16
Shivadatta Padhi, Sudhir Maharshi, Gaurav K Gupta, Kapil Garg, Sandeep Nijhawan
OBJECTIVES: There is limited data on the efficacy and safety of directly acting antiviral therapy (DAA) for chronic hepatitis C in pediatric population. The aim was to assess the efficacy and safety of DAA in chronic hepatitis C β-thalassemic major pediatric patients. METHODS: Prospective study was conducted from September 2015 to January 2017. All β-thalassemic major chronic hepatitis C pediatric patients with age between 5 and 14 years were included in this study...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771426/the-relationship-between-the-levels-and-function-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-factor-v-leiden-and-protein-c-deficiency-in-patients-with-primary-budd-chiari-syndrome
#17
Z-Y Guan, C-W Yu, T Song, Y Gao
OBJECTIVE: Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a life-threatening hepatic disease characterized by hepatic venous obstruction at the level of hepatic vein, hepatic venules, or inferior vena cava. No evidence reported the relationship between the endothelial progenitor cells and the deficiency of factor V Leiden and protein C in patients with primary Budd-Chiari syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We recruited participants between June 2014 and July 2015. For primary BCS group, 28 patients were collected...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771383/relationship-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-with-kidney-function-and-albuminuria-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
#18
Sahapab Anuwatmatee, Matthew A Allison, Michael G Shlipak, Robyn L McClelland, Holly Kramer, Shudi Tang, Liming Hou, Kerry-Anne Rye, Kwok Leung Ong
Background: Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) may play a role in the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). We therefore investigated the relationship of plasma FGF21 levels with kidney function and albuminuria in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Methods: The analysis included 5724 MESA participants ages 45-84 years between 2000 and 2002, free of clinically apparent cardiovascular disease (CVD). Participants were followed up in person at four additional clinic visits over 10 years...
May 15, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770973/genome-wide-based-model-predicting-recovery-from-portosystemic-shunting-after-liver-shunt-attenuation-in-dogs
#19
Lindsay Van den Bossche, Frank G van Steenbeek, Maarten F Weber, Bart Spee, Louis C Penning, Freek J van Sluijs, Flin Zomerdijk, Marian J A Groot Koerkamp, Jan Rothuizen, Iwan A Burgener, Anne Kummeling
BACKGROUND: In dogs with congenital portosystemic shunt (CPSS), recovery after surgical CPSS attenuation is difficult to predict. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to build a model with plasma albumin concentration and mRNA expression levels of hepatic gene products as predictors of recovery from portosystemic shunting after surgery. ANIMALS: Seventy-three client-owned dogs referred for surgical attenuation of CPSS. METHODS: A prediction model was constructed using 2 case-control studies of recovered and nonrecovered dogs after surgical CPSS attenuation...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770901/factors-impacting-unbound-vancomycin-concentrations-in-neonates-and-young-infants
#20
Anne Smits, Steven Pauwels, Matthijs Oyaert, Nele Peersman, Isabel Spriet, Veroniek Saegeman, Karel Allegaert
Vancomycin pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) data in neonates are based on total concentrations. However, only unbound vancomycin is pharmacologically active. The objective was to determine vancomycin protein binding and the covariates impacting unbound vancomycin concentration in neonates and young infants. In neonates and young infants to whom vancomycin was administered intermittently for medical indications, total and unbound vancomycin plasma concentrations were determined using LC-MS/MS. Sampling occurred randomly during vancomycin exposure, covering a broad range of concentrations...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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