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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922207/sweet-sixteen-the-prospective-clinical-trials-of-john-l-cameron-md-the-clinician-scientist-from-alternate-allocation-to-randomized-controlled-trials
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Charles J Yeo
: The era of randomized controlled trials was ushered in by the British epidemiologist-statistician Austin Bradford Hill, with his work on the use of streptomycin in patients with tuberculosis. John L. Cameron, can be linked to 16 prospective clinical trials over his career thus far, starting with alternate-allocation trials and transitioning to prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled trials. These trials studied various topics in surgery-from pancreatitis to surgical site infections, to drain trials, a trial in Crohn disease and multiple trials in pancreatic surgery and cancer...
September 15, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902412/interventions-for-treating-tuberculous-pericarditis
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REVIEW
Charles S Wiysonge, Mpiko Ntsekhe, Lehana Thabane, Jimmy Volmink, Dumisani Majombozi, Freedom Gumedze, Shaheen Pandie, Bongani M Mayosi
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous pericarditis can impair the heart's function and cause death; long term, it can cause the membrane to fibrose and constrict causing heart failure. In addition to antituberculous chemotherapy, treatments include corticosteroids, drainage, and surgery. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of treatments for tuberculous pericarditis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group Specialized Register (27 March 2017); the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), published in the Cochrane Library (2017, Issue 2); MEDLINE (1966 to 27 March 2017); Embase (1974 to 27 March 2017); and LILACS (1982 to 27 March 2017)...
September 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898343/-differential-diagnosis-of-bone-marrow-and-lung-granulomas-report-of-one-case
#3
Camila Peña, Andrés Soto, Pablo Villegas
The differential diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis and lymphoma with pulmonary infiltration is very difficult, given their similar clinical characteristics. We report a 59 year old female with weight loss, fever, dyspnea and cough of several months of duration. She had a cavitated mass in lung imaging. A positive conventional PCR lead to the diagnosis of tuberculosis, but she had negative smears and cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The patient did not respond to treatment and her clinical condition worsened...
May 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893617/therapeutic-potential-of-carbohydrates-as-regulators-of-macrophage-activation
#4
REVIEW
Mimmi L E Lundahl, Eoin M Scanlan, Ed C Lavelle
It is well established for a broad range of disease states, including cancer and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, that pathogenesis is bolstered by polarisation of macrophages towards an anti-inflammatory phenotype, known as M2. As these innate immune cells are relatively long-lived, their re-polarisation to pro-inflammatory, phagocytic and bactericidal "classically activated" M1 macrophages is an attractive therapeutic approach. On the other hand, there are scenarios where the resolving inflammation, wound healing and tissue remodelling properties of M2 macrophages are beneficial - for example the successful introduction of biomedical implants...
September 8, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889138/pulmonary-actinomycosis-masquerading-as-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#5
Y L Boo, K N How, D S Pereira, P W Chin, K K Foong, S Y Lim
Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare yet important and challenging diagnosis to make. It is commonly confused with other lung diseases, such as tuberculosis and bronchogenic carcinoma, leading to delay diagnosis or misdiagnosis. A 49-year-old man presented with a chronic cough, hemoptysis, and pleuritic chest pain. His initial imaging studies including computed tomography (CT) was suggestive of bronchogenic carcinoma. A subsequent CTguided biopsy was consistent with pulmonary actinomycosis and excluded the possibility of bronchogenic carcinoma...
August 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884113/in-vitro-culture-of-na%C3%A3-ve-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-a-stemness-based-approach
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Bidisha Pal, Bikul Das
Human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) resides in their niches in close proximity to hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). These naïve MSCs have tremendous potential in regenerative therapeutics, and may also be exploited by cancer and infectious disease agents. Hence, it is important to study the physiological and pathological roles of naïve MSC. However, our knowledge of naïve MSCs is limited by lack of appropriate isolation and in vitro culture methods. Established culture methods use serum rich media, and serial passaging for retrospective isolation of MSCs...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875019/protein-crystallography-and-drug-discovery-recollections-of-knowledge-exchange-between-academia-and-industry
#7
REVIEW
Tom L Blundell
The development of structure-guided drug discovery is a story of knowledge exchange where new ideas originate from all parts of the research ecosystem. Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin obtained insulin from Boots Pure Drug Company in the 1930s and insulin crystallization was optimized in the company Novo in the 1950s, allowing the structure to be determined at Oxford University. The structure of renin was developed in academia, on this occasion in London, in response to a need to develop antihypertensives in pharma...
July 1, 2017: IUCrJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869010/-simultaneous-intestinal-tuberculosis-and-adenocarcinoma
#8
Kristian Buch, Erica Gould Christiansen, Anne-Marie Skau
Intestinal tuberculosis is a rare diagnosis, which may often be mistaken for mb. Crohn or cancer. We present a case of a 57-year-old man, who was diagnosed with intestinal tuberculosis. Due to increased abdominal pain, a computed tomography was performed, revealing a growing sigmoidal tumour, and the biopsies taken showed an adenocarcinoma. Further histological tests revealed no spread of cancer, and the patient could receive curative surgery. While intestinal tuberculosis can appear similar to colon cancer, it may also as in this case be an intercurrent disease...
July 31, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864369/predictive-factors-and-treatment-outcomes-of-tuberculous-pleural-effusion-in-patients-with-cancer-and-pleural-effusion
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Jaehee Lee, Yong Dae Lee, Jae Kwang Lim, Deok Heon Lee, Seung Soo Yoo, Shin Yup Lee, Seung Ick Cha, Jae Yong Park, Chang Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Patients with cancer are at an increased risk of tuberculosis. As pleural effusion has great clinical significance in patients with cancer, the differential diagnosis between tuberculous pleural effusion (TPE) and malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is important. However, the predictive factors and treatment outcomes of TPE in patients with cancer have rarely been studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Confirmed TPE cases identified at cancer diagnosis and during anticancer management from 2008-2015 were retrospectively investigated...
August 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852644/asbestos-related-diseases-in-mineworkers-a-clinicopathological-study
#10
Ntombizodwa Ndlovu, David Rees, Jill Murray, Naseema Vorajee, Guy Richards, Jim teWaterNaude
The accurate diagnosis of asbestos-related diseases is important because of past and current asbestos exposures. This study evaluated the reliability of clinical diagnoses of asbestos-related diseases in former mineworkers using autopsies as the reference standard. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value were calculated. The 149 cases identified had clinical examinations 0.3-7.4 years before death. More asbestos-related diseases were diagnosed at autopsy rather than clinically: 77 versus 52 for asbestosis, 27 versus 14 for mesothelioma and 22 versus 3 for lung cancer...
July 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846924/the-circular-rna-of-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-hsa_circ_0005836-as-a-new-diagnostic-biomarker-and-therapeutic-target-of-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Ze-Gang Zhuang, Jun-Ai Zhang, Hou-Long Luo, Gan-Bin Liu, Yuan-Bin Lu, Nan-Hai Ge, Bi-Ying Zheng, Rui Xi Li, Chen Chen, Xin Wang, Yu-Qing Liu, Feng-Hui Liu, Yong Zhou, Xiao-Zhen Cai, Zheng W Chen, Jun-Fa Xu
It has been reported that circular RNA (circRNA) is associated with human cancer. However, few studies have been reported in active pulmonary tuberculosis (APTB). The global circRNA expression was detected in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of APTB patients (n=5) and health controls (HC) (n=5) by using high-throughput sequencing. According to the systematical bioinformatics analysis, the basic content of circRNAs and their fold changes in the two groups were calculated. We selected 6 significant differentially expressed circRNAs, hsa_circ_0005836, hsa_circ_0009128, hsa_circ_0003519, hsa_circ_0023956, hsa_circ_0078768, and hsa_circ_0088452 and validated the expression in PBMCs from APTB (n=10) and HC (n=10) by real-time quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reactions (qRT-PCRs)...
August 25, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844678/antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-antiproliferative-and-antimycobacterial-activities-of-the-essential-oil-of-psidium-guineense-sw-and-spathulenol
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Kamilla Felipe do Nascimento, Flora Martinez Figueira Moreira, Joyce Alencar Santos, Candida Aparecida Leite Kassuya, Julio Henrique Rosa Croda, Claudia Andrea Lima Cardoso, Maria do Carmo Vieira, Ana Lúcia Tasca Góis Ruiz, Mary Ann Foglio, João Ernesto de Carvalho, Anelise Samara Nazari Formagio
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Leaves from Psidium guineense Sw. are used in popular medicine for the treatment of inflammatory disease. However, there is no scientific evidence demonstrating this activity. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative and antimycobacterial activities of the essential oil of P. guineense and spathulenol (a major constituent). The study was conducted in part to provide evidence supporting the ethnobotanical use of the leaves of this species...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838977/risk-of-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-solid%C3%A2-cancers-and-haematological-malignancies-a-systematic-review-and%C3%A2-meta-analysis
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Claudia C Dobler, Kelvin Cheung, John Nguyen, Andrew Martin
There is uncertainty regarding whether patients with cancer should be screened for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the relative incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in cancer.We searched MEDLINE and Embase for studies published before December 21, 2016. We included studies that evaluated the incidence of TB in patients with solid cancers and haematological malignancies relative to a reference group (study control or general population). A pooled estimate of the incidence rate ratio (IRR) was obtained using standard meta-analysis methods...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811474/the-mycobacterial-phosphatase-ptpa-regulates-the-expression-of-host-genes-and-promotes-cell-proliferation
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Jing Wang, Pupu Ge, Lihua Qiang, Feng Tian, Dongdong Zhao, Qiyao Chai, Mingzhao Zhu, Rongbin Zhou, Guangxun Meng, Yoichiro Iwakura, George Fu Gao, Cui Hua Liu
Mycobacterium tuberculosis PtpA is a secreted effector protein that dephosphorylates several proteins in the host cell cytoplasm, such as p-JNK, p-p38, and p-VPS33B, leading to suppression of host innate immunity. Here we show that, in addition, PtpA enters the nucleus of host cells and regulates the expression of host genes, some of which are known to be involved in host innate immunity or in cell proliferation and migration (such as GADD45A). PtpA can bind directly to the promoter region of GADD45A in vitro...
August 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808611/red-snappers-and-red-herrings-pelvic-tuberculosis-causing-elevated-ca-125-and-mimicking-advanced-ovarian-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Johnnie Alphonse Yates, Olivia Ann Collis, Thanasak Sueblinvong, Tarquin Kamakana Collis
Female genital tuberculosis (FGTB) is a form of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis that has been primarily described in developing countries, where it is an important cause of infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and miscarriage. FGTB is rare in the United States and because its clinical presentation is non-specific and often insidious, FGTB may be misdiagnosed as a gynecologic malignancy or endometriosis. The tendency of tuberculosis to dramatically increase serum CA 125 levels contributes to the potential for FGTB to be mistaken for ovarian cancer in particular...
August 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803072/temporary-removal-palliative-care-development-in-tajikistan
#16
Nigora Abidjanova
The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. A replacement will appear as soon as possible in which the reason for the removal of the article will be specified, or the article will be reinstated. The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at https://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/article-withdrawal.
August 10, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794078/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-continuing-on-sb4-or-switching-from-reference-etanercept-to-sb4
#17
Paul Emery, Jiří Vencovský, Anna Sylwestrzak, Piotr Leszczyński, Wieslawa Porawska, Barbara Stasiuk, Joanna Hilt, Zdenka Mosterova, Soo Yeon Cheong, Jeehoon Ghil
OBJECTIVES: SB4 (Benepali, Brenzys) is a biosimilar of reference etanercept (ETN). In a randomised, double-blind, 52-week study, SB4 demonstrated comparable efficacy and safety to ETN in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The open-label extension period evaluated long-term efficacy, safety and immunogenicity when continuing SB4 versus switching from ETN to SB4. METHODS: In the randomised, double-blind phase, patients received weekly subcutaneous administration of 50 mg SB4 or ETN with background methotrexate for up to 52 weeks...
August 9, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793935/utilization-of-electronic-health-record-events-to-conduct-a-tuberculosis-contact-investigation-in-a-high-risk-oncology-unit
#18
Shauna C Usiak, Fabian A Romero, Patrice Schwegman, Violet Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn Connor, Janet Eagan, Arthur E Brown, Mini Kamboj
OBJECTIVE To describe the utilization of electronic medical data resources, including health records and nursing scheduling resources, to conduct a tuberculosis (TB) exposure investigation in a high-risk oncology unit. SETTING A 42-bed inpatient unit with a mix of surgical and medical patients at a large tertiary-care cancer center in New York City. PARTICIPANTS High-risk subjects and coworkers exposed to a healthcare worker (HCW) with cavitary smear positive lung TB. RESULTS During the 3-month exposure period, 270 patients were admitted to the unit; 137 of these (50...
August 10, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789934/targeting-calpains-a-novel-immunomodulatory-approach-for-microbial-infections
#19
REVIEW
Vijay Kumar, Ahmad Ali
Calpains are a family of Ca(2+) dependent cytosolic non-lysosomal proteases with well conserved cysteine-rich domains for enzymatic activity. Due to their functional dependency on Ca(2+) concentrations, they are involved in various cellular processes that are regulated by intracellular ca(2+) concentration (i.e. embryo development, cell development and migration, maintenance of cellular architecture and structure etc.). Calpains are widely studied proteases in mammalian (i.e. mouse and human) physiology and pathophysiology due to their ubiquitous presence...
August 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766343/isothermal-point-mutation-detection-toward-a-first-pass-screening-strategy-for-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
#20
Benjamin Y C Ng, Eugene J H Wee, Kyra Woods, Will Anderson, Fiach Antaw, Hennes Z H Tsang, Nicholas P West, Matt Trau
Point mutations in DNA are useful biomarkers that can provide critical classification of disease for accurate diagnosis and to inform clinical decisions. Conventional approaches to detect point mutations are usually based on technologies such as real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or DNA sequencing, which are typically slow and require expensive lab-based equipment. While rapid isothermal strategies such as recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) have been proposed, they tend to suffer from poor specificity in discriminating point mutations...
September 5, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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