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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041005/cardiogenic-shock-during-first-infusion-of-anthracycline-chemotherapy-in-a-patient-with-hodgkin-lymphoma-an-unusual-event
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Giulio Binaghi, Damiana Congia, Stefano Cossa, Stefania Massidda, Daniele Pasqualucci, Federica Pilo, Emanuela Serra, Emanuele Angelucci, Maurizio Porcu
INTRODUCTION: Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is one of the most common types of cancers of the lymphatic system. The currently available therapies enable a cure in approximately 80-85% of treated patients. However, the cardiotoxicity of HL treatment has become a major cause of morbidity and mortality in survivors mainly related to the use of anthracycline. CASE REPORT: An HL, staged IIIB, was diagnosed in a 60-year-old man with no cardiovascular disease. During the first cycle of ABVD chemotherapy (Adriamycin; bleomycin; vinblastine; dacarbazine), near the end of the dacarbazine infusion, the patient presented a sudden cardiogenic shock characterized by a severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction...
October 18, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040872/highly-elevated-plasma-level-of-von-willebrand-factor-accelerates-the-formation-of-platelet-thrombus-under-high-shear-stress-in-plasma-with-deficient-adamts13-activity
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Hideo Yagi, Naoko Yamaguchi, Yasuaki Shida, Mitsuhiko Sugimoto, Kazuo Tubaki, Yoshihiro Fujimura, Masanori Matsumoto
Upshaw-Schulman syndrome (USS) is a thrombo-hemorrhagic disease caused by congenital deficiency of ADAMTS13 due to ADAMTS13 gene mutations. USS is characterized by repeated episodes of thrombocytopenia and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia that respond dramatically to infusions of fresh frozen plasma. There are two phenotypic expressions of USS: one is the early-onset type and the other, the late-onset type, is asymptomatic during childhood with the first bout of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) developing after adolescence or during adulthood...
October 10, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040827/effects-of-lorcaserin-belviq-%C3%A2-on-nicotine-and-food-maintained-responding-in-non-human-primates
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David S Jacobs, Claire E Barkin, Michelle R Kohut, Jack Bergman, Stephen J Kohut
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggests that the FDA-approved serotonin 5-HT2C receptor agonist, lorcaserin (Belviq(®)), may be a promising candidate for the management of substance use disorders, including nicotine addiction. The present study was conducted to determine the efficacy and selectivity of acute or continuous lorcaserin treatment for decreasing the reinforcing effects of nicotine in a primate species. METHODS: Adult rhesus monkeys (n=4) with a history of nicotine self-administration (>2years) responded for injections of nicotine (0...
October 10, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040561/prospective-evaluation-of-a-continuous-infusion-vancomycin-dosing-nomogram-in-critically-ill-patients-undergoing-continuous-venovenous-haemofiltration
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Jonathan H Sin, Kelly Newman, Ramy H Elshaboury, D Dante Yeh, Marc A de Moya, Hsin Lin
Objectives: The most optimal method of attaining therapeutic vancomycin concentrations during continuous venovenous haemofiltration (CVVH) remains unclear. Studies have shown continuous infusion vancomycin (CIV) achieves target concentrations more rapidly and consistently when compared with intermittent infusion. Positive correlations between CVVH intensity and vancomycin clearance (CLvanc) have been noted. This study is the first to evaluate a CIV regimen in patients undergoing CVVH that incorporates weight-based CVVH intensity (mL/kg/h) into the dosing nomogram...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040281/impaired-anti-fibrotic-effect-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-in-a-mouse-model-of-pulmonary-paracoccidioidomycosis
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Julián Camilo Arango, Juan David Puerta-Arias, Paula Andrea Pino-Tamayo, Lina María Salazar-Peláez, Mauricio Rojas, Ángel González
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) have been consider as a promising therapy in fibrotic diseases. Experimental models suggest that BMMSCs may be used as an alternative therapy to treat chemical- or physical-induced pulmonary fibrosis. We investigated the anti-fibrotic potential of BMMSCs in an experimental model of lung fibrosis by infection with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. BMMSCs were isolated and purified from BALB/c mice using standardized methods. BALB/c male mice were inoculated by intranasal infection of 1...
October 17, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040231/continuous-infraclavicular-brachial-block-versus-single-shot-nerve-block-for-distal-radius-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-control-trial
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Abhishek Ganta, David Ding, Nina Fisher, Jessica Lavery, Sudheer Jain, Nirmal Tejwani
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of an infraclaviclar single shot nerve block to a continuous infusion through an On Q infusion pump for rebound pain (between 12 to 24 hours post-operatively) and post operative narcotic analgesia requirements in distal radius fractures. DESIGN: Prospective Randomized Control Trial SETTINGS:: Performed at two hospitals affiliated with a large urban academic medical center PATIENTS:: Fifty patients undergoing operative fixation of distal radius fractures (OTA/AO type 23B/C) INTERVENTION:: Patients were randomized to receive either an infraclavicular block as a single shot (SSB group) or a continuous infusion through an On Q pump (On Q group) MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:: Visual analog scale (0-10) pain levels and amount of pain medication taken RESULTS:: At all time points after discharge, mean post-operative pain scores were lower in the On Q group vs the SSB group but did not reach statistical significance...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040003/dietary-risk-evaluation-for-28-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-tea-preparations-made-of-teas-available-on-the-polish-retail-market
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Marek Roszko, Marta Kamińska, Krystyna Szymczyk, Renata Jędrzejczak
The aim of this work was to assess dietary risk resulting from consumption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) with tea infusions. To this end, levels of 28 PAHs in black, green, red and white teas available on the Polish retail market have been assessed. Profiles and correlation between concentrations of individual PAHs have been identified. A model study on transfer of PAHs from tea leaves into tea preparations has been conducted. Relatively high concentrations of 28 evaluated PAHs have been found in 58 tested samples of black, green, red and white teas sampled on the Polish retail market...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036802/pharmacosimulation-of-interruptions-and-its-solution-in-intravenous-administration-of-cangrelor
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Maryna Masyuk, Nadia Heramvand, Johanna M Muessig, Amir M Nia, Amin Polzin, Markus Kollmann, Malte Kelm, Christian Jung
BACKGROUNDCangrelor is an intravenous adenosine diphosphate (ADP) P2Y12 receptor antagonist, which has to be administered as a bolus followed by immediate infusion. Nevertheless, in clinical routine deviations from the correct practice, such as delayed infusion onset or interruptions during infusion, may occur. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to investigate the impact of administration delays on cangrelor concentration in a pharmacological simulation setting and to give possible solutions for the clinical practice...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036801/misinterpretation-of-the-sublingual-microcirculation-during-therapy-with-levosimendan
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Michael Hessler, Philip-Helge Arnemann, Sebastian Rehberg, Christian Ertmer
There is increasing evidence in the literature that preoperative treatment with levosimendan optimizes cardiopulmonary haemodynamics in patients scheduled for the implantation of a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD). The present case report describes changes in sublingual microcirculation using incident dark field video microscopy in a patient, who received a continuous infusion of 0.5 mg/h levosimendan 12 h before LVAD implantation. Despite no evident macrohaemodynamic or metabolic changes, there was a dramatic reduction in total vessel density and perfused vessel density suggesting a deterioration of microcirculation according to the consensus conference criteria in vessels smaller than 20 μm in diameter...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036637/examining-the-contribution-of-cell-wall-polysaccharides-to-the-mechanical-properties-of-apple-parenchyma-tissue-using-exogenous-enzymes
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Pauline Videcoq, Adelin Barbacci, Carole Assor, Vincent Magnenet, Olivier Arnould, Sophie Le Gall, Marc Lahaye
The viscoelastic mechanical properties of water-rich plant tissues are fundamental for many aspects of organ physiology and plant functioning. These properties are determined partly by the water in cellular vacuole and partly by the mechanical properties of the cell wall, the latter varying according to the composition and organization of its polysaccharides. In this study, relationships between the viscoelastic properties of apple cortex parenchyma tissue and cell wall pectin, hemicelluloses, and cellulose structures were studied by infusing the tissue with selected sets of purified enzymes in a controlled osmoticum...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036574/differential-expression-of-hypertensive-phenotypes-in-bxd-mouse-strains-in-response-to-angiotensin-ii
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Wenyuan Zhao, Tieqiang Zhao, Yuanjian Chen, Syamal K Bhattacharya, Lu Lu, Yao Sun
BACKGROUND: Besides environmental risk factors, genetic factors play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of primary hypertension. The current study is to unravel whether hypertensive phenotypes vary in mice with different genetic background. METHODS: Hypertension was induced in C57BL/6J (B6), DBA/2J (D2), and 25 BXD strains by administrating angiotensin (Ang)II (2.5 mg/kg/day infused by osmotic minipump) for 4 weeks. Systolic blood pressure was monitored before (baseline) and after 4 weeks of AngII treatment by tail cuff...
September 23, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036015/transient-pituitary-acth-dependent-cushing-syndrome-caused-by-an-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-combination
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Jeremy Lupu, Cécile Pages, Pauline Laly, Julie Delyon, Marie Laloi, Antoine Petit, Nicole Basset-Seguin, Imen Oueslati, Anne-Marie Zagdanski, Jacques Young, Clara Bouche, Céleste Lebbé, Jean-François Gautier
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have improved survival in numerous advanced malignancies, but are associated with a number of immune-related adverse events, including endocrinopathies. Endogenous Cushing's syndrome (CS) is a rare disorder resulting from exposure to high levels of circulating cortisol. CS can be caused either by adrenal cortex tumors or hyperplasia or by pituitary or extra-pituitary tumors over-secreting ACTH (known as ACTH-dependent CS). We report the first case of transient ACTH-dependent CS, which appeared after combined ipilimumab and nivolumab therapy...
October 13, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035394/infusion-of-autograft-natural-killer-cell-cd14-hla-dr-dim-cell-ratio-predicts-survival-in-lymphoma-post-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation
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A Kansagra, D J Inwards, S M Ansell, I N Micallef, P B Johnston, W J Hogan, S N Markovic, L F Porrata
The infusion of autograft absolute lymphocyte count (A-ALC) and autograft natural killer cells (A-NKC) are prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) and PFS in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) patients undergoing autologous peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (APBHSCT). The human monocytic CD14(+)HLA-DR(DIM) cells are associated with worse prognosis in NHL. Thus, we investigated whether the autograft A-NKC/A-CD14(+)HLA-DR(DIM) ratio predicts survival in NHL. In a total of 111 NHL patients, we analyzed apheresis collection samples for the content of A-NKC and A-CD14(+)HLA-DR(DIM)...
October 16, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035393/donor-lymphocyte-infusion-following-haploidentical-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-with-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-grafts-and-ptcy
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S R Goldsmith, M Slade, J F DiPersio, P Westervelt, M A Schroeder, F Gao, R Romee
Donor-lymphocyte infusion (DLI) for relapse following haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplantation (haploHCT) with post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PTCy) has been described in recipients of bone marrow grafts, but not recipients of G-CSF mobilized peripheral blood (PB) grafts. We retrospectively identified patients who underwent DLI following PB-haploHCT with PTCy for relapse, or loss of chimerism (LOC). Twelve patients (57%) received DLI for hematologic relapse/persistent disease, seven (33%) for extramedullary relapse and two (10%) for LOC...
October 16, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035392/long-term-outcome-of-mixed-chimerism-after-stem-cell-transplantation-for-thalassemia-major-conditioned-with-busulfan-and-cyclophosphamide
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N A Fouzia, E S Edison, K M Lakshmi, A Korula, S R Velayudhan, P Balasubramanian, A Abraham, A Viswabandya, B George, V Mathews, A Srivastava
Mixed chimerism (MC) occurs frequently after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for thalassemia major (TM) and may be associated with rejection. We report the outcome of MC in 132 TM patients conditioned with Busulphan/Cyclophosphamide, who had successful engraftment and had ⩾1 year follow-up. Chimerism was first assessed at day +28, then every 3-9 months or more frequently if there was MC. If rejection was suspected, immunosuppression was stopped and donor-lymphocyte infusion (DLI) was given if there was no response...
October 16, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035282/endothelial-transplantation-rejuvenates-aged-hematopoietic-stem-cell-function
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Michael G Poulos, Pradeep Ramalingam, Michael C Gutkin, Pierre Llanos, Katherine Gilleran, Sina Y Rabbany, Jason M Butler
Age-related changes in the hematopoietic compartment are primarily attributed to cell-intrinsic alterations in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs); however, the contribution of the aged microenvironment has not been adequately evaluated. Understanding the role of the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment in supporting HSC function may prove to be beneficial in treating age-related functional hematopoietic decline. Here, we determined that aging of endothelial cells (ECs), a critical component of the BM microenvironment, was sufficient to drive hematopoietic aging phenotypes in young HSCs...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035281/young-endothelial-cells-revive-aging-blood
#17
Vivian Y Chang, Christina M Termini, John P Chute
The hematopoietic system declines with age, resulting in decreased hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) self-renewal capacity, myeloid skewing, and immune cell depletion. Aging of the hematopoietic system is associated with an increased incidence of myeloid malignancies and a decline in adaptive immunity. Therefore, strategies to rejuvenate the hematopoietic system have important clinical implications. In this issue of the JCI, Poulos and colleagues demonstrate that infusions of bone marrow (BM) endothelial cells (ECs) from young mice promoted HSC self-renewal and restored immune cell content in aged mice...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035182/induction-with-infliximab-and-a-plant-based-diet-as-first-line-ipf-therapy-for-crohn-disease-a-single-group-trial
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Mitsuro Chiba, Tsuyotoshi Tsuji, Kunio Nakane, Satoko Tsuda, Hajime Ishii, Hideo Ohno, Kenta Watanabe, Mai Ito, Masafumi Komatsu, Takeshi Sugawara
BACKGROUND: Approximately 30% of patients with Crohn disease (CD) are unresponsive to biologics. No previous study has focused on a plant-based diet in an induction phase of CD treatment. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the remission rate of infliximab combined with a plant-based diet as first-line (IPF) therapy for CD. METHODS: This was a prospective single-group trial conducted at tertiary hospitals. Subjects included consecutive adults with a new diagnosis (n = 26), children with a new diagnosis (n = 11), and relapsing adults (n = 9) with CD who were naïve to treatment with biologics...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035174/in-male-rats-the-ability-of-central-insulin-to-suppress-glucose-production-is-impaired-by-olanzapine-whereas-glucose-uptake-is-left-intact
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Chantel Kowalchuk, Celine Teo, Virginia Wilson, Araba Chintoh, Loretta Lam, Sri Mahavir Agarwal, Adria Giacca, Gary J Remington, Margaret K Hahn
BACKGROUND: Insulin receptors are widely expressed in the brain and may represent a crossroad between metabolic and cognitive disorders. Although antipsychotics, such as olanzapine, are the cornerstone treatment for schizophrenia, they are associated with high rates of type 2 diabetes and lack efficacy for illness-related cognitive deficits. Historically, this risk of diabetes was attributed to the weight gain propensity of antipsychotics, but recent work suggests antipsychotics can have weight-independent diabetogenic effects involving unknown brain-mediated mechanisms...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience: JPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035000/use-of-sacubitril-valsartan-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-a-case-report
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Taison D Bell, Adrien J Mazer, P Elliott Miller, Jeffrey R Strich, Vandana Sachdev, Mary E Wright, Michael A Solomon
Refractory heart failure typically requires costly long-term, continuous intravenous inodilator infusions while patients await mechanical circulatory support or cardiac transplantation. The combined angiotensin receptor blocker-neprilysin inhibitor, sacubitril/valsartan, is a novel therapy that can increase levels of endogenous vasoactive peptides. This therapy has been recommended as an alternative agent in patients with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and New York Heart Association class II-III symptoms...
October 16, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
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