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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944483/morbidity-and-mortality-associated-with-preclinical-tracheostomy-models
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Gregory R Dion, Peter A Benedict, Milan R Amin, Ryan C Branski
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: A secure airway is critical to study obstructive disorders of the larynx and trachea in preclinical models. Tracheostomy has been described in rabbits, swine, canines, and other mammals using tracheostomy tubes or permanent stomas. No studies specifically evaluated morbidity and mortality associated with these models, and existing studies using tracheostomy make little mention of tracheostomy-related complications. We assessed the management, complications, and mortality associated with tracheostomy in a rabbit model that has recently gained significant attention...
September 25, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943914/metastatic-gastric-cancer-from-breast-carcinoma-a-report-of-78-cases
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Liang Xu, Shujing Liang, Ningning Yan, Le Zhang, Hailiang Gu, Xiaochun Fei, Yingchun Xu, Fengchun Zhang
The metastatic spread of breast carcinoma to the stomach is rare. There are a small number of previous studies that report metastases from the breast to the stomach and these provide limited information regarding this infrequent event. Consequently, the clinicopathological features, clinical outcomes and the optimal treatment for these patients remain to be elucidated. In the present study, 78 cases of gastric metastases from breast cancer, including the current case, were identified from previous studies between 1960 and 2015...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943460/engineering-a-bacterial-platform-for-total-biosynthesis-of-caffeic-acid-derived-phenethyl-esters-and-amides
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Jian Wang, Monika Mahajani, Sheneika L Jackson, Yaping Yang, Mengyin Chen, Eric M Ferreira, Yuheng Lin, Yajun Yan
Caffeic acid has been widely recognized as a versatile pharmacophore for synthesis of new chemical entities, among which caffeic acid derived phenethyl esters and amides are the most extensively-investigated bioactive compounds with potential therapeutical applications. However, the natural biosynthetic routes for caffeic acid derived phenethyl esters or amides remain enigmatic, limiting their bio-based production. Herein, product-directed design of biosynthetic schemes allowed the development of thermodynamically favorable pathways for these compounds via acyltransferase (ATF) mediated trans-esterification...
September 21, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942212/peptide-biosensors-for-anticancer-drugs-design-in-silico-to-work-in-denaturizing-environment
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Filomena Guida, Anna Battisti, Ivan Gladich, Mauro Buzzo, Elena Marangon, Luciana Giodini, Giuseppe Toffoli, Alessandro Laio, Federico Berti
One of the main targets in current clinical oncology is the development of a cheap device capable of monitoring in real-time the concentration of a drug in the blood of a patient. This would allow fine-tuning the dosage according to the patient's metabolism, a key condition to reduce side effects. By using surface plasmon resonance and fluorescence spectroscopy we here show that short peptides designed in silico by a recently developed algorithm are capable of binding the anticancer drug irinotecan (CPT-11) with micromolar affinity...
September 14, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938291/feasibility-and-safety-of-controlled-active-hypothermia-treatment-during-transport-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Eniko Szakmar, Kata Kovacs, Unoke Meder, Agnes Nagy, Andras Szell, Bojan Bundzsity, Zsolt Somogyvari, Attila J Szabo, Miklos Szabo, Agnes Jermendy
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of controlled active hypothermia versus standard intensive care during neonatal transport in patients with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. DESIGN: Cohort study with a historic control group. SETTING: All infants were transported by Neonatal Emergency & Transport Services to a Level-III neonatal ICU. PATIENTS: Two hundred fourteen term newborns with moderate-to-severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy...
September 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936054/patterns-of-intermediate-uveitis-in-children-presenting-at-a-tertiary-eye-care-center-in-south-india
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Radha Annamalai, Jyotirmay Biswas
PURPOSE: To study the patterns of intermediate uveitis in the pediatric age group in a referral eye care center in South India. METHODS: This is a study of twenty consecutive patients under 16 years of age with intermediate uveitis, conducted at a tertiary referral center. Numerous variables were assessed, including age and gender distribution, laboratory data, the presence of systemic diseases, onset and course of ocular inflammation, clinical features, their complications, therapeutic strategies with their outcomes, remission, final visual acuity (VA), and characteristics associated with poor visual outcome...
April 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935868/importance-of-time-in-therapeutic-range-on-bleeding-risk-prediction-using-clinical-risk-scores-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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José Miguel Rivera-Caravaca, Vanessa Roldán, María Asunción Esteve-Pastor, Mariano Valdés, Vicente Vicente, Gregory Y H Lip, Francisco Marín
Bleeding risk with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) is closely related to the quality of anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, reflected by time in therapeutic range (TTR). Here we compared the discrimination performance of different bleeding risk scores and investigated if adding TTR would improve their predictive value and clinical usefulness. We included 1361 AF patients stables on VKA for at least 6 months. Bleeding risk was assessed by the HAS-BLED, ATRIA, ORBIT and HEMORR2HAGES scores. Major bleeding events were recorded after a median of 6...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935593/factors-affecting-peri-implant-fracture-following-locking-plate-for-osteoporotic-distal-femur-fractures
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Ki-Chul Park, Seung-Jae Lim, Young Sik Song, Kyu-Tae Hwang
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcomes and to analyze the risk factors for the occurrence of peri-implant fracture after treatment of osteoporotic distal femoral fracturesusing a locking plate. HYPOTHESIS: Risk factors affecting peri-implant fracture exist after locking plate fixation in osteoporotic distal femur fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty nine(88 patients) with osteoporotic distal femoral fractures were evaluated between January2006 and January2014...
September 18, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933270/11c-choline-pet-ct-based-helical-tomotherapy-as-treatment-approach-for-bone-metastases-in-recurrent-prostate-cancer-patients
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Elena Incerti, Vincenzo Gangemi, Paola Mapelli, Chiara Lucrezia Deantoni, Giampiero Giovacchini, Federico Fallanca, Andrei Fodor, Andrea Ciarmiello, Sergio Baldari, Luigi Gianolli, Nadia Di Muzio, Maria Picchio
To evaluate the efficacy of 11C-choline PET/CT (CHO-PET/CT) based helical tomotherapy (HTT) as a therapeutic approach for bone metastases in recurrent prostate cancer (PCa) patients. METHODS This retrospective study includes 20 PCa patients (median age: 67; range: 51-80 years) presenting biochemical relapse after primary treatment who underwent CHO-PET/CT based HTT on positive bone metastases from December 2007 to June 2014. The effectiveness of HTT assessed with biochemical response at 3/6/12 months, biochemical relapse free survival (bRFS) and overall survival (OS) at 2 years...
September 19, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932938/assessment-of-oral-anticoagulation-control-at-two-pharmacist-managed-clinics-in-brazil
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Rogério Guimarães de Lima Silva, Caryne Margotto Bertollo, Isadora Gonçalves Ferreira, Luisa Caldeira Brant, Maria Auxiliadora Parreiras Martins
Background Warfarin remains widely used by patients with cardiovascular diseases. When using warfarin, the quality of oral anticoagulation control is a critical determinant to minimize the risk of bleeding and thromboembolic events. Pharmacist engagement in patient care is relevant towards improving the quality of warfarin therapy. Objective To assess the quality of oral anticoagulation control measured by time in therapeutic range (TTR) at two pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinics (AC). Method This study included adults with indication of continuous warfarin use...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932128/a-suspected-case-of-autoinduction-of-voriconazole-metabolism-in-a-patient-with-cerebral-aspergillosis
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Martin J Ferguson, Maria L Randles, Declan G de Freitas
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to report a case of accelerated metabolism of voriconazole in a patient with cerebral aspergillosis. CASE SUMMARY: A 36-year-old woman developed cerebral aspergillosis after immunosuppressive treatment for suspected atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome/thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. She was treated with voriconazole using therapeutic drug monitoring to guide dosing. After an initial high level, her dose was reduced, but over the following weeks, she required several dose increases in order to achieve a voriconazole level within the target range...
2017: Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930981/generation-of-prostate-cancer-cell-models-of-resistance-to-the-anti-mitotic-agent-docetaxel
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Lisa Mohr, Marc Carceles-Cordon, Jungreem Woo, Carlos Cordon-Cardo, Josep Domingo-Domenech, Veronica Rodriguez-Bravo
Microtubule targeting agents (MTAs) are a mainstay in the treatment of a wide range of tumors. However, acquired resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs is a common mechanism of disease progression and a prognostic-determinant feature of malignant tumors. In prostate cancer (PC), resistance to MTAs such as the taxane Docetaxel dictates treatment failure as well as progression towards lethal stages of disease that are defined by a poor prognosis and high mortality rates. Though studied for decades, the array of mechanisms contributing to acquired resistance are not completely understood, and thus pose a significant limitation to the development of new therapeutic strategies that could benefit patients in these advanced stages of disease...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930959/outcomes-after-concomitant-traumatic-brain-injury-and-hemorrhagic-shock-a-secondary-analysis-from-the-pragmatic-randomized-optimal-platelets-and-plasma-ratios-trial
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Samuel M Galvagno, Erin E Fox, Savitri N Appana, Sarah Baraniuk, Patrick L Bosarge, Eileen M Bulger, Rachel A Callcut, Bryan A Cotton, Michael Goodman, Kenji Inaba, Terence O'Keeffe, Martin A Schreiber, Charles E Wade, Thomas M Scalea, John B Holcomb, Deborah M Stein
BACKGROUND: Often the clinician is faced with a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma in patients with concomitant traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hemorrhagic shock (HS), as rapid deterioration from either can be fatal. Knowledge about outcomes after concomitant TBI and HS may help prioritize the emergent management of these patients. We hypothesized that patients with concomitant TBI and HS (TBI + HS) had worse outcomes and required more intensive care compared with patients with only one of these injuries...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930953/proposed-clinical-pathway-for-nonoperative-management-of-high-grade-pediatric-pancreatic-injuries-based-on-a-multicenter-analysis-a-pediatric-trauma-society-collaborative
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Bindi J Naik-Mathuria, Eric H Rosenfeld, Ankush Gosain, Randall Burd, Richard A Falcone, Rajan Thakkar, Barbara Gaines, David Mooney, Mauricio Escobar, Mubeen Jafri, Anthony Stallion, Denise B Klinkner, Robert Russell, Brendan Campbell, Rita V Burke, Jeffrey Upperman, David Juang, Shawn St Peter, Stephon J Fenton, Marianne Beaudin, Hale Wills, Adam Vogel, Stephanie Polites, Adam Pattyn, Christine Leeper, Laura V Veras, Ilan Maizlin, Shefali Thaker, Alexis Smith, Megan Waddell, Joseph Drews, James Gilmore, Lindsey Armstrong, Alexis Sandler, Suzanne Moody, Brandon Behrens, Laurence Carmant
BACKGROUND: Guidelines for nonoperative management (NOM) of high-grade pancreatic injuries in children have not been established, and wide practice variability exists. The purpose of this study was to evaluate common clinical strategies across multiple pediatric trauma centers to develop a consensus-based standard clinical pathway. METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective review was conducted of children with high-grade (American Association of Surgeons for Trauma grade III-V) pancreatic injuries treated with NOM between 2010 and 2015...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930235/current-usage-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-for-breast-cancer-a-narrative-approach-to-the-experiences-of-women-with-breast-cancer-in-australia-a-pilot-study
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Dianna Porter, Suzanne Cochrane, Xiaoshu Zhu
Background: The use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by breast cancer patients is growing. Few studies have examined the complexity of breast cancer survivors' attitudes, lived experiences, barriers, and perceptions in using TCM as part of their treatment journey. This article examines breast cancer survivors' experiences, perceptions of, and benefits (or not) in using TCM. Methods: Qualitative research, using semi-structured interviews, was the chosen methodology. Results: Participants used TCM as a form of self-help and as a complement, not an alternative, to standard care...
April 21, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929472/-ivermectin-as-an-adjunct-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-epilepsy
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J A Diazgranados-Sanchez, J L Mejia-Fernandez, L S Chan-Guevara, M H Valencia-Artunduaga, J L Costa
INTRODUCTION: Ivermectin, a 22'23 dihydro derivative of avermectins beta-1a, is a highly effective veterinary and human anti parasitic, used to treat endoparasites of difficult control such as filariasis and onchocerciasis, with a median plasma life of at least of 16 hours. The recommended therapeutic doses range from 0.05 to 0.40 mg/kg, without undesirable effects or risk to human life. It went from being a great success in animal health to its application in humans, where it has had great impact...
October 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929129/an-automated-home-cage-system-to-assess-learning-and-performance-of-a-skilled-motor-task-in-a-mouse-model-of-huntington-s-disease
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Cameron L Woodard, Federico Bolaños, James D Boyd, Gergely Silasi, Timothy H Murphy, Lynn A Raymond
Behavioral testing is a critical step in assessing the validity of rodent models of neurodegenerative disease, as well as evaluating the efficacy of pharmacological interventions. In models of Huntington's disease (HD), a gradual progression of impairments is observed across ages, increasing the need for sensitive, high-throughput and longitudinal assessments. Recently, a number of automated systems have been developed to perform behavioral profiling of animals within their own home-cage, allowing for 24-h monitoring and minimizing experimenter interaction...
September 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928841/lung-cancer-requires-multidisciplinary-treatment-to-improve-patient-survival-a-case-report
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Aldo Pezzuto, Fabrizio Terzo, Maria Laura Graziani, Alberto Ricci, Pierdonato Bruno, Salvatore Mariotta
The present study reports two cases of lung cancer with the involvement of the pleura. The diagnosis of adenocarcinoma with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation was made following repeated thoracentesis with cytology of pleural fluid and thoracoscopy with pleural biopsies. Talc pleurodesis was successfully performed in both cases subsequent to diagnosis. Following talc pleurodesis, the first patient (62 years old; male; non-smoker) underwent 3 cycles of cisplatin/vinorelbine chemotherapy, with a poor response...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928073/timing-of-food-intake-sounding-the-alarm-about-metabolic-impairments-a-systematic-review
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Guglielmo Beccuti, Chiara Monagheddu, Andrea Evangelista, Giovannino Ciccone, Fabio Broglio, Soldati Laura, Simona Bo
Growing evidence points to an association between timing of food intake and obesity in humans, raising the question if when to eat matters as much as what and how much to eat. Based on the new definition of obesity as a chronobiological disease, an unusual or late meal timing represent a circadian chronodisruption, leading to metabolic impairments. Preliminary data from cross-sectional and experimental studies suggest that changes in meal timing can influence obesity and success of weight loss therapy, independently from total energy intake, dietary composition and estimated energy expenditure...
September 18, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926943/monoclonal-antibodies-in-preclinical-eae-models-of-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Katja Schmitz, Gerd Geisslinger, Irmgard Tegeder
Monoclonal antibodies (mAb) are promising therapeutics in multiple sclerosis and multiple new candidates have been developed, hence increasing the need for some agreement for preclinical mAb studies. We systematically analyzed publications of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) studies showing effects of monoclonal antibodies. A PubMed search retrieved 570 records, out of which 122 studies with 253 experiments were eligible based on experimental design, number of animals and presentation of time courses of EAE scores...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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