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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341904/a-rapid-and-simple-lc-ms-ms-method-for-personalized-busulfan-dosing-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-hematological-stem-cell-transplantation-hsct
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Yi Xiao, Xiaohan Li, Xiaowei Fu
BACKGROUND: Busulfan is commonly used as a conditioning regimen before hematological stem cell transplantation (HSCT). There is a big inter-individual variability in busulfan exposure and the narrow therapeutic index, especially in pediatric population. Therefore, to achieve therapeutic efficacy and safety concurrently, personalized busulfan dosing, guided by pharmacokinetic study with serial plasma samples, is needed a few hours afterwards. METHODS: We used liquid-chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) to develop, validate, and implementation of a fast, sensitive, and accurate method for busulfan measurement...
January 13, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340799/fully-automated-life-support-an-implementation-and-feasibility-pilot-study-in-healthy-pigs
#2
Wilfried Klingert, Jörg Peter, Christian Thiel, Karolin Thiel, Wolfgang Rosenstiel, Kathrin Klingert, Christian Grasshoff, Alfred Königsrainer, Martin Schenk
BACKGROUND: Automated systems are available in various application areas all over the world for the purpose of reducing workload and increasing safety. However, such support systems that would aid caregivers are still lacking in the medical sector. With respect to workload and safety, especially, the intensive care unit appears to be an important and challenging application field. Whereas many closed-loop subsystems for single applications already exist, no comprehensive system covering multiple therapeutic aspects and interactions is available yet...
January 16, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340037/systemic-bioinformatics-analysis-of-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis-gene-expression-profiles
#3
Jian Wu, Zheng-Ping Chen, An-Quan Shang, Wei-Wei Wang, Zong-Ning Chen, Yun-Juan Tao, Yue Zhou, Wan-Xiang Wang
Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) represents the most common chronic oral diseases with the prevalence ranges from 5% to 25% for different populations. Its pathogenesis remains poorly understood, which limits the development of effective drugs and treatment methods. In this study, we conducted systemic bioinformatics analysis of gene expression profiles from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) to identify potential drug targets for RAS. We firstly downloaded the gene microarray datasets with the accession number of GSE37265 from GEO and performed robust multi-array (RMA) normalization with affy R programming package...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340014/cymbopogon-citratus-and-camellia-sinensis-extracts-selectively-induce-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells-and-reduce-growth-of-lymphoma-xenografts-in-vivo
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Cory Philion, Dennis Ma, Ivan Ruvinov, Fadi Mansour, Christopher Pignanelli, Megan Noel, Ammar Saleem, John Arnason, Mark Rodrigues, Inderpal Singh, Jesse Ropat, Siyaram Pandey
Cancer cells are reported to have elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and are highly dependent on cellular defense mechanisms against oxidative stress. Numerous nutraceuticals and natural polyphenolic compounds have a wide range of abilities to alter cellular redox states with potential implications in various diseases. Furthermore, therapeutic options for cancers are mostly nonselective treatments including genotoxic or tubulin-targeting compounds. Some of the natural extracts, containing multiple bioactive compounds, could target multiple pathways in cancer cells to selectively induce cell death...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336905/getting-a-good-night-sleep-the-importance-of-recognizing-and-treating-nocturnal-hypokinesia-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Roongroj Bhidayasiri, Claudia Trenkwalder
When Parkinson's disease (PD) patients are asked about the quality of their sleep, their answers are dominated by difficulties associated with impaired mobility in bed, medically referred to as nocturnal hypokinesia. Nocturnal hypokinesia is symptomatic from the mid-stage of the disease, affecting up to 70% of PD patients, and contributes to poor sleep quality, and increased carer burden. Here we explore four areas of nocturnal hypokinesia that are relevant to clinical practice, namely: manifestations and definition; clinical assessment and objective monitoring; etiologies and contributing factors; and evidence-based therapeutic approaches...
January 5, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334981/production-of-highly-and-broad-range-specific-monoclonal-antibodies-against-hemagglutinin-of-h5-subtype-avian-influenza-viruses-and-their-differentiation-by-mass-spectrometry
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Violetta Sączyńska, Anna Bierczyńska-Krzysik, Violetta Cecuda-Adamczewska, Piotr Baran, Anna Porębska, Katarzyna Florys, Marcin Zieliński, Grażyna Płucienniczak
BACKGROUND: The highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses of the H5 subtype, such as the H5N1 viral strains or the novel H5N8 and H5N2 reassortants, are of both veterinary and public health concern worldwide. To combat these viruses, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against H5 hemagglutinin (HA) play a significant role. These mAbs are effective diagnostic and therapeutic agents and powerful tools in vaccine development and basic scientific research. The aim of this study was to obtain diagnostically valuable mAbs with broad strain specificity against H5-subtype AIVs...
January 15, 2018: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334938/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-a-tertiary-care-center-185-patients-undergoing-912-treatments-a-one-year-retrospective-analysis
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Julius J Schmidt, Firas Asper, Gunilla Einecke, Gabriele Eden, Carsten Hafer, Jan T Kielstein
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is increasingly used throughout the world. Although the procedure itself is fairly standardized, it is yet unknown how the underlying disease entities influence the key coordinates of the treatment. METHODS: Retrospective chart review. The treatment indications were clustered into four categories. Data are presented as median and interquartile (25-75%) range [IQR]. RESULTS: Within 1 year, 912 TPE treatments were performed in 185 patients (90 female, 48...
January 15, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333514/what-is-the-fate-of-artificial-urinary-sphincters-among-men-undergoing-repetitive-bladder-cancer-treatment
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S Mitchell Heiner, Boyd R Viers, Marcelino E Rivera, Brian J Linder, Daniel S Elliott
Purpose: Functional characteristics and durability of the artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) among patients who develop bladder cancer has been poorly characterized. We sought to evaluate AUS outcomes among patients subsequently diagnosed with bladder cancer, in order to describe device survivability when subject to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as cystoscopy, transurethral resection, and cystectomy. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 1,803 male patients treated with AUS surgery at a single institution between 1983-2014...
January 2018: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333203/biomimetic-microfluidic-platform-for-the-quantification-of-transient-endothelial-monolayer-permeability-and-therapeutic-transport-under-mimicked-cancerous-conditions
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Christopher George Uhl, Vladimir R Muzykantov, Yaling Liu
Therapeutic delivery from microvasculature to cancerous sites is influenced by many factors including endothelial permeability, vascular flow rates/pressures, cancer secretion of cytokines and permeabilizing agents, and characteristics of the chosen therapeutics. This work uses bi-layer microfluidics capable of studying dye and therapeutic transport from a simulated vessel to a cancerous region while allowing for direct visualization and quantification of endothelial permeability. 2.5 to 13 times greater dye transport was observed when utilizing small dye sizes (FITC) when compared to larger molecules (FITC-Dextran 4 kDa and FITC-Dextran 70 kDa), respectively...
January 2018: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333021/efficacy-and-safety-of-ibrutinib-in-indian-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-and-mantle-cell-lymphoma-cases-from-a-named-patient-program
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Mohan B Agarwal, Dinesh Bhurani, Chirag Shah, Nitin Sood, Manish Singhal, Anil Kamat, Subash Chezhian, Suryaprakash Mishra, Dinesh Nagrale
Context: This named patient program evaluated the safety and efficacy of ibrutinib, a selective inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase in Indian patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL, with/without chromosome 17 deletion [del17p]) and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). Subjects and Methods: The eight enrolled patients (relapsed/refractory CLL: n = 6 [4/6 patients with del17p] and relapsed/refractory MCL: n = 2) had median age of 55 years (range, 52-60) and had received a median of 3 (CLL patients) and 4 (MCL patients) prior therapies...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332812/thrombodynamics-a-new-global-coagulation-test-measurement-of-heparin-efficiency
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Elena I Sinauridze, Tatiana A Vuimo, Ivan D Tarandovskiy, Ruzanna A Ovsepyan, Stepan S Surov, Natalia G Korotina, Ilya I Serebriyskiy, Maxim M Lutsenko, Alexander L Sokolov, Fazoil I Ataullakhanov
The actual coagulation status may be reliably measured using only highly sensitive global functional tests; however, they are not numerous and all of them have disadvantages. Thrombodynamics (TD), a novel global coagulation test, is sensitive to hypo- and hypercoagulable states. The main properties of this test were investigated, and its capabilities for hemostasis analysis were verified through pharmacodynamic monitoring of the most widely used anticoagulants, heparins. The anticoagulant effects in the plasma of donors (n = 20) and patients after hip replacement (n = 20) spiked with unfractionated heparin or enoxaparin were measured in vitro to eliminate the influence of pharmacokinetic factors...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332160/determination-of-the-critical-micelle-concentration-of-neutral-and-ionic-surfactants-with-fluorometry-conductometry-and-surface-tension-a-method-comparison
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Norman Scholz, Thomas Behnke, Ute Resch-Genger
Micelles are of increasing importance as versatile carriers for hydrophobic substances and nanoprobes for a wide range of pharmaceutical, diagnostic, medical, and therapeutic applications. A key parameter indicating the formation and stability of micelles is the critical micelle concentration (CMC). In this respect, we determined the CMC of common anionic, cationic, and non-ionic surfactants fluorometrically using different fluorescent probes and fluorescence parameters for signal detection and compared the results with conductometric and surface tension measurements...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332054/dementia-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-dangerous-combination-for-ischemic-stroke-and-mortality
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Daniele Pastori, Kazuo Miyazawa, Gregory Y H Lip
The risk of developing dementia is increased in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), with the incidence of both conditions increasing with aging. Patients with dementia frequently do not receiving adequate thrombo-prophylaxis, because of the inability to monitor INR and/or to achieve and maintain good compliance with anticoagulant treatment. Under-treatment is therefore an important contributor to the increased risk of ischemic stroke and mortality in this subgroup of AF patients. In newly-diagnosed patients with AF starting oral anticoagulation, the presence of cognitive impairment should be considered in addition to the calculation of the SAMe-TT2R2 score, as part of an integrated decision management pathway to choose the most appropriate oral anticoagulant [i...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330783/clinical-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-infliximab-in-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Amy Hemperly, Niels Vande Casteele
Infliximab was the first monoclonal antibody to be approved for the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). It has been shown to induce and maintain both clinical remission and mucosal healing in pediatric and adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are unresponsive or refractory to conventional therapies. The administration of infliximab is weight-based and the drug is administered intravenously. The volume of distribution of infliximab is low and at steady state ranges from 4...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329798/efficacy-of-warfarin-anticoagulation-and-incident-dementia-in-a-community-based-cohort-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Malini Madhavan, Tiffany Y Hu, Bernard J Gersh, Veronique L Roger, Jill Killian, Susan A Weston, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Samuel J Asirvatham, Alanna M Chamberlain
OBJECTIVE: To study the association between time in therapeutic range (TTR) during warfarin therapy and risk of dementia in a population-based cohort of incident atrial fibrillation (AF). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted an observational population-based study of 2800 nondemented patients with incident AF from January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2010. The association of incident dementia with warfarin therapy and TTR was examined using Cox proportional hazards regression models...
January 9, 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327822/efficacy-and-safety-of-long-term-entecavir-therapy-in-a-european-population
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Alessandro Collo, Paola Belci, Sharmila Fagoonee, Lucia Loreti, Valeria Gariglio, Ramona Parise, Paola Magistroni, Marilena Durazzo
BACKGROUND: Therapy in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients aims at improving their survival by preventing disease progression to cirrhosis and its complications. Entecavir (ETV) is currently a first line therapeutic agent recommended for the treatment of CHB. Our aim was to evaluate the long term outcome of a cohort of CHB patients treated with ETV. METHODS: Thirty-four patients treated with ETV for at least 6 months were included in this study. The virologic response was determined by the dosage of serum HBV-DNA, HBsAg, HBeAg, anti-HBs and anti-HBe antibodies...
January 10, 2018: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327543/-management-of-displaced-radial-neck-fractures-in-children-elastic-stable-intramedullary-nailing-vs-k-wire-fixation
#17
Quan-Zhou Wu, Shu-Ming Huang, Qi-Xun Cai, Xu-Feng Chu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the complications and clinical outcome of titanium elastic nail(TEN) versus K-wire fixation(KW) for the treatment of displaced radial neck fractures in children. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2014, 56 children with displaced radial neck fractures were studied retrospectively according to the inclusion criteria. Based on the different methods of internal fixation, patients were divided into two groups: titanium elastic nail (TEN group) and K-wire fixation (KW group)...
January 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327364/4-phenylbutyric-acid-presents-therapeutic-effect-on-osteoarthritis-via-inhibiting-cell-apoptosis-and-inflammatory-response-induced-by-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#18
Yang-Hua Tang, Zhen-Shuang Yue, Wen-Jie Zheng, Hong-Fei Shen, Lin-Ru Zeng, Zhong-Qing Hu, Zhen-Fei Xiong
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common bone and joint disease with a wild range of risk factors, which is associated with endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. The aim of our study was to discuss the possible mechanism of ER stress associated with OA in vivo and explore novel therapeutic method against OA. OA-induced damages in cartilage tissues were evaluated by HE, Safranin O/fast green and TUNEL staining. The inflammatory factors concentration and the expression of FAP, MMP2, MMP9, Bax, Bcl-2, CHOP and GRP78 were evaluated by ELISA, real-time PCR and western blot analysis...
January 11, 2018: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325584/adenomatoid-tumor-of-the-testis-mimicking-malignant-testicular-cancer-on-multiparametric-ultrasound
#19
Renate Pichler, Gennadi Tulchiner, Fabian Steinkohl, Afschin Soleiman, Wolfgang Horninger, Isabel Maria Heidegger, Friedrich Aigner
BACKGROUND: Adenomatoid tumor is one of the most common histological subtypes of paratesticular cancer arising from the epididymis. In very rare cases, these tumors appear as intratesticular lesions originating in the tunica albuginea, representing a diagnostic challenge. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 51-year-old man with a small (0.9 cm) hyperechoic lesion of the left testicle mimicking testicular cancer on multiparametric ultrasound. The lesion was localized in the peripheral zone, confirming vascularization and increased stiffness on contrast-enhanced ultrasound and real-time elastography...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321704/efficacy-and-safety-of-warfarin-experience-in-a-stroke-polyclinic-in-stroke-patients
#20
Eda Çoban, Dursun Kirbaş, Dilek Atakli, Aysun Soysal
Introduction: Cardioembolic stroke is associated with high morbidity and mortality, with an increased risk of recurrent stroke. Oral anticoagulation is highly effective in reducing the risk of stroke and mortality compared with placebo. Our study aimed to highlight the safety and efficacy of warfarin by analyzing the 20-year follow-up of patients on warfarin therapy. Methods: A retrospective observational study was performed with ischemic stroke patients receiving warfarin at our stroke polyclinic between 1992 and 2012...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
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