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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806845/-effectivity-of-inpatient-psychosomatic-treatment-results-of-a-naturalistic-two-year-survey-in-a-psychosomatic-service-at-a-general-hospital
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Juan Valdés-Stauber, Alexander Fuchs, Sören Reiner, Susanne Bachthaler
Background Hospital psychosomatic treatment matches care expectations of a modern society. Evidence of its effectiveness through investigation in different settings is of importance because of prominent role of psychotherapy in German Healthcare System. Objective First, to explore whether clinical as well as personal resources could improve significantly due to a hospital psychosomatic treatment. Second, to assess possible associations between outcome variables and other variables from the multidimensional profile of the sample...
August 14, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806826/-treatment-of-dupuytren-s-disease-with-collagenase-injections-in-germany-efficacy-and-adverse-effects-in-110-treated-joints
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Adrian Pototschnig, Elias Volkmer, Riccardo E Giunta
Background Since 2011, a new minimally-invasive treatment for Dupuytren's disease has been available in the form of injectable collagenase (Xiapex®, Pfizer). Purpose Our aim is to report about the results and adverse effects of injectable collagenase for the treatment of Dupuytren's disease in Germany. Patients and Methods We treated 78 patients (61 male, 17 female) with 87 injections in 87 digits (little finger n = 40, ring finger n = 37, middle finger n = 8 and index n = 2). We documented the range of motion before treatment, after 6 weeks and after 6 months...
August 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806817/the-effects-of-cannabis-among-adults-with-chronic-pain-and-an-overview-of-general-harms-a-systematic-review
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Shannon M Nugent, Benjamin J Morasco, Maya E O'Neil, Michele Freeman, Allison Low, Karli Kondo, Camille Elven, Bernadette Zakher, Makalapua Motu'apuaka, Robin Paynter, Devan Kansagara
Background: Cannabis is increasingly available for the treatment of chronic pain, yet its efficacy remains uncertain. Purpose: To review the benefits of plant-based cannabis preparations for treating chronic pain in adults and the harms of cannabis use in chronic pain and general adult populations. Data Sources: MEDLINE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and several other sources from database inception to March 2017. Study Selection: Intervention trials and observational studies, published in English, involving adults using plant-based cannabis preparations that reported pain, quality of life, or adverse effect outcomes...
August 15, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806794/benefits-and-harms-of-plant-based-cannabis-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Maya E O'Neil, Shannon M Nugent, Benjamin J Morasco, Michele Freeman, Allison Low, Karli Kondo, Bernadette Zakher, Camille Elven, Makalapua Motu'apuaka, Robin Paynter, Devan Kansagara
Background: Cannabis is available from medical dispensaries for treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in many states of the union, yet its efficacy in treating PTSD symptoms remains uncertain. Purpose: To identify ongoing studies and review existing evidence regarding the benefits and harms of plant-based cannabis preparations in treating PTSD in adults. Data Sources: MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library, and other sources from database inception to March 2017...
August 15, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806786/an-economic-evaluation-of-vector-control-in-the-age-of-a-dengue-vaccine
#5
Christopher Fitzpatrick, Alexander Haines, Mathieu Bangert, Andrew Farlow, Janet Hemingway, Raman Velayudhan
INTRODUCTION: Dengue is a rapidly emerging vector-borne Neglected Tropical Disease, with a 30-fold increase in the number of cases reported since 1960. The economic cost of the illness is measured in the billions of dollars annually. Environmental change and unplanned urbanization are conspiring to raise the health and economic cost even further beyond the reach of health systems and households. The health-sector response has depended in large part on control of the Aedes aegypti and Ae...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806770/increasing-creatine-kinase-activity-protects-against-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-but-not-against-anthracycline-toxicity-in-vitro
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Sevasti Zervou, Hannah J Whittington, Philip J Ostrowski, Fang Cao, Jack Tyler, Hannah A Lake, Stefan Neubauer, Craig A Lygate
The creatine kinase (CK) phosphagen system is fundamental to cellular energy homeostasis. Cardiomyocytes express three CK isoforms, namely the mitochondrial sarcomeric CKMT2 and the cytoplasmic CKM and CKB. We hypothesized that augmenting CK in vitro would preserve cell viability and function and sought to determine efficacy of the various isoforms. The open reading frame of each isoform was cloned into pcDNA3.1, followed by transfection and stable selection in human embryonic kidney cells (HEK293). CKMT2- CKM- and CKB-HEK293 cells had increased protein and total CK activity compared to non-transfected cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806666/doxorubicin-loaded-environmentally-friendly-carbon-dots-as-a-novel-drug-delivery-system-for-nucleus-targeted-cancer-therapy
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Yifang Yuan, Bin Guo, Liying Hao, Na Liu, Yunfeng Lin, Wushuang Guo, Xiaoguang Li, Bin Gu
Chemotherapy is widely applied against various kinds of carcinoma. Generally, chemotherapeutic agents, such as Doxorubicin (DOX), Paclitaxel (PTX), 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU), Methotrexate (MTX), and Vinblastine (VLB) are combined with a view to maximizing their efficacy. Unfortunately, chemotherapeutics are indiscriminate and also kill normal healthy cells, resulting in serious side effects. This non-productive and destructive distribution of chemotherapeutics is regarded as one of the largest problems associated with chemotherapy...
July 10, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806581/engineered-systems-for-therapeutic-angiogenesis
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REVIEW
Shane Browne, Abhay Pandit
Ischemic disease caused by insufficient blood supply leads to a lack of oxygen and nutrients and a build-up of waste products in the affected tissue. Therapeutic angiogenesis, as a means to enhance perfusion of tissues with an inadequate blood supply, holds great promise for the treatment of ischemic disease. A wide range of factors that play a key role in physiological angiogenesis have been identified and trialed as pro-angiogenic agents. However, as yet pro-angiogenic treatments have failed to be translated clinically, owing to both lack of efficacy and safety concerns regarding the use of doses considerably larger than is typical present under physiological conditions...
August 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806575/lessons-from-ctla-4-deficiency-and-checkpoint-inhibition
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REVIEW
Bernice Lo, Ussama M Abdel-Motal
CTLA-4 is a crucial negative regulator of immune responses. Absence of CTLA-4 in mice causes autoimmunity and lethal multiorgan lymphocytic infiltration and tissue destruction. Recently, heterozygous CTLA4 or biallelic LRBA mutations leading to functional CTLA-4 deficiency and autoimmunity have been discovered. LRBA was identified as a novel regulator of steady-state CTLA-4 protein levels in Tregs and activated T cells. CTLA-4 deficiency due to checkpoint blockade cancer immunotherapy has also been found to lead to autoimmune reactions...
August 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806536/a-meta-analytic-investigation-of-the-impact-of-mindfulness-based-interventions-on-post-traumatic-stress
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REVIEW
Tanya L Hopwood, Nicola S Schutte
A number of studies have investigated the impact of mindfulness-based interventions on symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) compared to control conditions. The current meta-analysis consolidated findings from 18 studies reporting results for 21 samples of participants. Across studies, mindfulness-based treatments compared to control conditions were effective in ameliorating symptoms of PTSD, with Hedges' g=-0.44. Hedges' g was -0.59 for comparison of mindfulness-based interventions to waitlist control conditions...
August 4, 2017: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806519/pluronic-p85-f68-micelles-of-baicalein-could-interfere-with-mitochondria-to-overcome-mrp2-mediated-efflux-and-offer-improved-anti-parkinsonian-activity
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Tongkai Chen, Ye Li, Chuwen Li, Xiang Yi, Ruibing Wang, Simon Ming Yuen Lee, Ying Zheng
Overexpression of the drug efflux transporter multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2) in the gastrointestinal tract and blood-brain barrier compromises the oral delivery of drugs to the circulation system and brain in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). In this study, we aim to develop small-sized Pluronic P85/F68 micelles loaded with baicalein (B-MCs) to overcome MRP2-mediated efflux and to investigate related mechanism, as well as the anti-Parkinsonian efficacy. Spherical and sustained-release B-MCs have a mean particle size of 40...
August 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806504/designing-liposomes-to-suppress-extracellular-matrix-expression-to-enhance-drug-penetration-and-pancreatic-tumor-therapy
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Tianjiao Ji, Jiayan Lang, Jing Wang, Rong Cai, Yinlong Zhang, Feifei Qi, Lijing Zhang, Xiao Zhao, Wenjing Wu, Jihui Hao, Zhihai Qin, Ying Zhao, Guangjun Nie
During pancreatic tumor development, pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) proliferate exuberantly to secrete extracellular matrix (ECM) in the tumor stroma, which presents major barriers for drug delivery and penetration in tumor tissue. Thus, down-regulating ECM levels via regulation of the PSCs may allow enhanced penetration of therapeutic drugs and thereby enhancing their therapeutic efficacy. To regulate the PSCs, a matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) responsive peptide-hybrid liposome (MRPL) was constructed via co-assembly of a tailor-designed MMP-2 responsive amphiphilic peptide and phospholipids...
August 14, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806502/efficacy-of-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis-following-primary-radiotherapy-and-concurrent-chemotherapy-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Noel Ayoub, Evan Walgama, Andrew Thamboo, Jayakar V Nayak, Peter H Hwang
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a downstream complication following radiotherapy or chemoradiation for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is an accepted therapy for medically refractory CRS, but its efficacy in addressing CRS symptoms in patients with previously irradiated NPC is unclear. METHODS: All patients at the Stanford Sinus Center with a history of radiation therapy or chemoradiation for NPC between 2006 and 2015 were reviewed...
August 14, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806470/efficacy-and-safety-of-sugammadex-versus-neostigmine-in-reversing-neuromuscular-blockade-in-adults
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REVIEW
Ana-Marija Hristovska, Patricia Duch, Mikkel Allingstrup, Arash Afshari
BACKGROUND: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, such as neostigmine, have traditionally been used for reversal of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents. However, these drugs have significant limitations, such as indirect mechanisms of reversal, limited and unpredictable efficacy, and undesirable autonomic responses. Sugammadex is a selective relaxant-binding agent specifically developed for rapid reversal of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockade induced by rocuronium. Its potential clinical benefits include fast and predictable reversal of any degree of block, increased patient safety, reduced incidence of residual block on recovery, and more efficient use of healthcare resources...
August 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806395/rad6-promotes-dna-repair-and-stem-cell-signaling-in-ovarian-cancer-and-is-a-promising-therapeutic-target-to-prevent-and-treat-acquired-chemoresistance
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R R Somasagara, S M Spencer, K Tripathi, D W Clark, C Mani, L Madeira da Silva, J Scalici, H Kothayer, A D Westwell, R P Rocconi, K Palle
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the most deadly gynecological cancer and unlike most other neoplasms, survival rates for OC have not significantly improved in recent decades. We show that RAD6, an ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme, is significantly overexpressed in ovarian tumors and its expression increases in response to carboplatin chemotherapy. RAD6 expression correlated strongly with acquired chemoresistance and malignant behavior of OC cells, expression of stem cell genes and poor prognosis of OC patients, suggesting an important role for RAD6 in ovarian tumor progression...
August 14, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806390/combination-antipsychotic-therapies-an-analysis-from-a-longitudinal-pragmatic-trial
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Adriana Foster, Peter Buckley, John Lauriello, Stephen Looney, Nina Schooler
BACKGROUND: Combination antipsychotics (CAs) are prescribed in schizophrenia despite limited evidence of efficacy. To explore the effect of switching from CA to monotherapy, we performed an exploratory analysis of the PROACTIVE (Preventing Relapse in Schizophrenia: Oral Antipsychotics Compared with Injectables: Evaluating Efficacy) study data, in which 305 patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder were followed for 30 months after randomization to long-acting injectable (LAI) risperidone or second-generation oral antipsychotic (OA)...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806385/a-naturalistic-comparison-of-methylphenidate-and-risperidone-monotherapy-in-drug-naive-youth-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-comorbid-with-oppositional-defiant-disorder-and-aggression
#17
Gabriele Masi, Azzurra Manfredi, Giulia Nieri, Pietro Muratori, Chiara Pfanner, Annarita Milone
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) are frequently co-occurring in youth, but data about the pharmacological management of this comorbidity are scarce, especially when impulsive aggression is prominent. Although stimulants are the first-line medication for ADHD, second-generation antipsychotics, namely, risperidone, are frequently used. We aimed to assess effectiveness and safety of monotherapy with the stimulant methylphenidate (MPH) and risperidone in a consecutive sample of 40 drug-naive male youths diagnosed as having ADHD-combined presentation, comorbid with ODD and aggression, without psychiatric comorbidities, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition criteria and a structured clinical interview (Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children-Present and Lifetime Version)...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806344/neuro-ophthalmic-manifestations-of-pediatric-neurodegenerative-disease
#18
Gena Heidary
The topic of pediatric neurodegenerative disease is broad and ever expanding. Children who suffer from neurodegenerative disease often have concomitant visual dysfunction. Neuro-ophthalmologists may become involved in clinical care to identify corroborating eye findings when a specific condition is suspected, to monitor for disease progression, and in some cases, to assess treatment efficacy. Ophthalmic findings also may be the harbinger of a neurodegenerative process so a keen awareness of the possible manifestations of these conditions is important...
September 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806331/cochlear-implants-meet-regenerative-biology-state-of-the-science-and-future-research-directions
#19
Alain Dabdoub, Koji Nishimura
: The cochlear implant, the first device to restore a human sense, is an electronic substitute for lost mechanosensory hair cells. It has been successful at providing hearing to people with severe to profound hearing loss and as of 2012, an estimated 324,000 patients worldwide have received cochlear implants. Users of cochlear implants however, suffer from difficulties in processing complex sounds such as music and in discriminating sounds in noisy environments. Recent advances in regenerative biology and medicine are opening new avenues for enhancing the efficacy of cochlear implants by improving the neural interface in the future and offer the possibility of an entirely biological solution for hearing loss in the long term...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806294/the-tissue-engineered-tendon-bone-interface-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-synergistic-effects-of-adipo-derived-stem-cells-platelet-rich-plasma-and-extracellular-matrix-hydrogel
#20
Rory McGoldrick, Arhana Chattopadhyay, Christopher Crowe, Grace Chiou, Kenneth Hui, Simon Farnebo, Christopher Davis, Anais Le Grand, Molly Jacobs, Hung Pham, James Chang
INTRODUCTION: Suboptimal healing of the tendon bone interface (TBI) remains an unsolved problem. One solution is a biocompatible tissue engineered construct that promotes augmented healing. We hypothesisze that 1.) the presence of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and prolonged in vitro incubation produces tissue engineered tendon bone interface scaffolds with greater reseeding of viable Adipo-derived Stem Cells (ADSC) and 2.) when implanted with extracellular matrix hydrogel, constructs will display superior in vivo strength repair and biocompatibility...
August 3, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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