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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245056/subcutaneous-trastuzumab-herceptin-versus-intravenous-trastuzumab-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-her2-positive-breast-cancer-a-time-motion-and-cost-assessment-study-in-a-lean-operating-day-care-oncology-unit
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Wiebren A A Tjalma, Tom Van den Mooter, Tim Mertens, Valerie Bastiaens, Manon T Huizing, Konstantinos Papadimitriou
OBJECTIVE: The subcutaneous (SC) formulation of trastuzumab represents an alternative to the intravenous (IV) infusion in the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic and early breast cancer. We compared the two formulations in terms of time and cost differential. STUDY DESING: We conducted a time, motion and cost assessment study in a lean operating day care oncology unit to determine and compare the time and costs of trastuzumab SC versus IV administration in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244891/the-effects-of-experimental-temporalis-muscle-pain-on-jaw-muscle-electromyographic-activity-during-jaw-movements-and-relationships-with-some-psychological-variables
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Tantry Maulina, Magda Amhamed, Terry Whittle, John Gal, Rahena Akhter, Greg M Murray
AIMS: To determine if the effects of experimental temporalis muscle pain on jaw muscle activity vary with the jaw task performed, jaw displacement magnitude, participant being studied, and with psychological measures. METHODS: Jaw movement was tracked, and electromyographic (EMG) activity was recorded from the masseter and anterior temporalis and digastric muscles in 14 asymptomatic participants during standardized opening/closing jaw movement, free chewing, and standardized chewing tasks...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244851/inhibition-of-merozoite-invasion-and-transient-de-sequestration-by-sevuparin-in-humans-with-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria
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Anna M Leitgeb, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, Ronnatrai Rueangveerayut, Chirapong Uthaisin, Kamolrat Silamut, Kesinee Chotivanich, Patima Sila, Kirsten Moll, Sue J Lee, Maria Lindgren, Erik Holmer, Anna Färnert, Mpungu S Kiwuwa, Jens Kristensen, Christina Herder, Joel Tarning, Mats Wahlgren, Arjen M Dondorp
SEVERE MALARIA: Even with the best available treatment, the mortality from severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria remains high. Typical features at death are high parasite loads and obstructed micro- vasculature. Infected erythrocytes (IE) containing mature parasites bind to the host receptor heparan sulfate, which is also an important receptor for merozoite invasion. To block merozoite invasion has not previously been proposed as an adjunctive therapeutic approach but it may preclude the early expansion of an infection that else leads to exacerbated sequestration and death...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244745/immunotherapeutic-potential-of-oncolytic-h-1-parvovirus-hints-of-glioblastoma-microenvironment-conversion-towards-immunogenicity
#4
Assia L Angelova, Milena Barf, Karsten Geletneky, Andreas Unterberg, Jean Rommelaere
Glioblastoma, one of the most aggressive primary brain tumors, is characterized by highly immunosuppressive microenvironment. This contributes to glioblastoma resistance to standard treatment modalities and allows tumor growth and recurrence. Several immune-targeted approaches have been recently developed and are currently under preclinical and clinical investigation. Oncolytic viruses, including the autonomous protoparvovirus H-1 (H-1PV), show great promise as novel immunotherapeutic tools. In a first phase I/IIa clinical trial (ParvOryx01), H-1PV was safe and well tolerated when locally or systemically administered to recurrent glioblastoma patients...
December 15, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244522/pulmonary-vasodilator-therapy-in-shock-associated-cardiac-arrest
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Ryan W Morgan, Robert M Sutton, Michael Karlsson, Andrew J Lautz, Constantine D Mavroudis, William P Landis, Yuxi Lin, Sejin Jeong, Nancy Craig, Vinay M Nadkarni, Todd J Kilbaugh, Robert A Berg
RATIONALE: Many in-hospital cardiac arrests are precipitated by hypotension, often associated with systemic inflammation. These patients are less likely to be successfully resuscitated and novel approaches to their treatment are needed. OBJECTIVES: To determine if the addition of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) to hemodynamic-directed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HD-CPR) would improve short-term survival from cardiac arrest associated with shock and systemic inflammation...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244174/the-attractiveness-of-the-gravid-aedes-trap-to-dengue-vectors-in-fiji
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James F Harwood, Vineshwaran Rama, John M Hash, Scott W Gordon
The Gravid Aedes Trap (GAT) is a passive trap that relies on visual and olfactory cues to lure and capture gravid mosquitoes. The GAT was designed as a dengue vector surveillance tool for use in conditions where power sources are not readily available. Experiments were conducted over a 10-d period in Fiji to determine which species of mosquitoes the GAT would collect, how different infusion types affect the attractiveness of the trap, how long each infusion type took to begin attracting mosquitoes, and how long the infusion was attractive to container breeding Aedes mosquitoes...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243367/vaccinations-are-not-associated-with-inhibitor-development-in-boys-with-severe-haemophilia-a
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H Platokouki, K Fischer, S C Gouw, A Rafowicz, M Carcao, G Kenet, R Liesner, K Kurnik, G E Rivard, H M van den Berg
BACKGROUND: Inhibitor development in previously untreated patients (PUPs) with severe haemophilia A is a multifactorial event. It is unknown whether paediatric vaccinations given in close proximity to factor VIII (FVIII) are associated with inhibitor development. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether paediatric vaccinations in close proximity to FVIII within the first 75 exposure days (EDs) are associated with inhibitor development in PUPs with severe haemophilia A. METHODS: We included 375 PUPs with severe haemophilia A (<0...
December 15, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243301/evaluation-of-the-live-biotherapeutic-product-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-escherichia-coli-2-12-in-healthy-dogs-and-dogs-with-clinical-recurrent-uti
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G Segev, J E Sykes, D J Klumpp, A J Schaeffer, E M Antaki, B A Byrne, R E Yaggie, J L Westropp
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is an emerging problem. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of a live biotherapeutic product, ASB E. coli 2-12 for UTI treatment. ANIMALS: Six healthy research dogs; nine client-owned dogs with recurrent UTI. METHODS: Prospective noncontrolled clinical trial. For safety data, research dogs were sedated, a urinary catheter was inserted into the bladder; 1010 CFU/mL of ASB E...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243169/efficacy-of-two-types-of-palliative-sedation-therapy-defined-using-intervention-protocols-proportional-vs-deep-sedation
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Kengo Imai, Tatsuya Morita, Naosuke Yokomichi, Masanori Mori, Akemi Shirado Naito, Hiroaki Tsukuura, Toshihiro Yamauchi, Takashi Kawaguchi, Kaori Fukuta, Satoshi Inoue
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effect of two types of palliative sedation defined using intervention protocols: proportional and deep sedation. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed prospectively recorded data of consecutive cancer patients who received the continuous infusion of midazolam in a palliative care unit. Attending physicians chose the sedation protocol based on each patient's wish, symptom severity, prognosis, and refractoriness of suffering. The primary endpoint was a treatment goal achievement at 4 h: in proportional sedation, the achievement of symptom relief (Support Team Assessment Schedule (STAS) ≤ 1) and absence of agitation (modified Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) ≤ 0) and in deep sedation, the achievement of deep sedation (RASS ≤ - 4)...
December 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242809/effect-of-levodopa-carbidopa-intestinal-gel-on-non-motor-symptoms-in-patients-with-advanced-parkinson-s-disease
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David G Standaert, Ramon L Rodriguez, John T Slevin, Michael Lobatz, Susan Eaton, Krai Chatamra, Maurizio F Facheris, Coleen Hall, Kavita Sail, Yash J Jalundhwala, Janet Benesh
Background: Levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG; carbidopa-levodopa enteral suspension in the United States), delivered via percutaneous gastrojejunostomy (PEG-J) and titrated in the inpatient setting, is an established treatment option for advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with motor fluctuations. However, long-term prospective data on the efficacy of LCIG on non-motor symptoms and the safety of outpatient titration are limited. Methods: In this 60-week, open-label phase 3b study, LCIG titration was initiated in an outpatient setting following PEG-J placement in PD patients...
November 2017: Movement Disorders Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242655/evaluation-of-the-role-of-dexmedetomidine-in-improvement-of-the-analgesic-profile-of-thoracic-paravertebral-block-in-thoracic-surgeries-a-randomised-prospective-clinical-trial
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Mohamed Elsayed Hassan, Essam Mahran
Background and Aims: Thoracic paravertebral block (TPB) is one of the effective methods for management of post-operative pain in thoracic surgeries. The aim of the study was to evaluate effectiveness of addition of dexmedetomidine to paravertebral block with bupivacaine in improving the postoperative pain relief and pulmonary functions in patients undergoing thoracic surgeries. Methods: A prospective randomized double-blinded study was performed on forty patients scheduled for thoracic surgery...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242653/awake-orotracheal-fibre-optic-intubation-comparison-of-two-different-doses-of-dexmedetomidine-on-intubation-conditions-in-patients-undergoing-cervical-spine-surgery
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Jaya Sharma, Shobha Purohit, Sonali Bhatia, Poonam Kalra, Mamta Sharma, Reema Meena
Background and Aims: Awake fibre-optic intubation (AFOI) is an integral part of anaesthetic management of difficult airways. Conscious sedation is essential to assist AFOI. This study compared two different doses of dexmedetomidine in combination with topical spray and airway blocks for awake orotracheal fibre-optic intubation in patients undergoing elective cervical spine surgery with rigid cervical collar in situ. Methods: A randomized, prospective, comparative study design was conducted in sixty patients divided into two groups: Group (L) (n = 30) patients received low dose of dexmedetomidine (0...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242652/the-effect-of-intravenous-dextrose-administration-for-prevention-of-post-operative-nausea-and-vomiting-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Abolfazl Firouzian, Alieh Zamani Kiasari, Gholamali Godazandeh, Afshin Gholipour Baradari, Abbas Alipour, Arman Taheri, Amir Emami Zeydi, Maryam Montazemi
Background and Aims: Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a common and distressing complication after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intravenous (IV) dextrose administration for the prophylaxis of PONV after LC. Methods: In a double-blind, randomised controlled trial, a total of 150 female patients who were scheduled for elective LC were randomly assigned into two groups (A and B). Thirty minutes before induction of anaesthesia, patients received an infusion of 500 cc lactated Ringer's solution (Group A) and 5% dextrose in lactated Ringer's solution (Group B) and over a period of 30 min...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242650/infusion-dose-requirement-of-rocuronium-in-patients-on-phenytoin-therapy-a-prospective-comparative-study
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Veena Sheshadri, Arathi Radhakrishnan, Kusuma Halemani, Venkatesh H Keshavan
Background and Aims: Patients with intracranial tumour are usually on anticonvulsants. Patients on phenytoin therapy demonstrate rapid metabolism of nondepolarising muscle relaxants secondary to enzyme induction. Infusion dose requirement of rocuronium in such patients has been sparingly studied. We studied the continuous infusion dose requirement of rocuronium bromide in patients on phenytoin therapy and its correlation with serum levels of phenytoin. Methods: Seventy-five patients scheduled for supratentorial tumour surgery were included in the study...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242592/immunotherapy-no-effect-of-car-t-cell-infusion-on-infection-risk
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Diana Romero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242236/near-field-ultrasound-imaging-during-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-tissue-thickness-and-epicardial-wall-visualization-and-assessment-of-radiofrequency-ablation-lesion-formation-and-depth
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David E Haines, Matthew Wright, Erik Harks, Szabolcs Deladi, Steven Fokkenrood, Rob Brink, Harm Belt, Alexander F Kolen, Nenad Mihajlovic, Fei Zuo, Darrell Rankin, William Stoffregen, Debra Cockayne, Joseph Cefalu
BACKGROUND: Safe and successful radiofrequency catheter ablation depends on creation of transmural lesions without collateral injury to contiguous structures. Near-field ultrasound (NFUS) imaging through transducers in the tip of an ablation catheter may provide important information about catheter contact, wall thickness, and ablation lesion formation. METHODS AND RESULTS: NFUS imaging was performed using a specially designed open-irrigated radiofrequency ablation catheter incorporating 4 ultrasound transducers...
December 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242169/c60-fullerenes-disrupt-cellular-signalling-leading-to-trpc4-and-trpc6-channels-opening-by-the-activation-of-muscarinic-receptors-and-g-proteins-in-small-intestinal-smooth-muscles
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Dariia O Dryn, Mariia I Melnyk, Lina T Al Kury, Yuriy I Prylutskyy, Uwe Ritter, Alexander V Zholos
The effect of water-soluble pristine C60 fullerene nanoparticles (C60NPs) on receptor-operated cation channels formed by TRPC4/C6 proteins in ileal smooth muscle cells was investigated for the first time. Activation of these channels subsequent to acetylcholine binding to the expressed in these cells M2 and M3 muscarinic receptors represents the key event in the parasympathetic control of gastrointestinal smooth muscle motility and cholinergic excitation-contraction coupling. Experiments were performed on single collagenase-dispersed mouse ileal myocytes using patch-clamp techniques with symmetrical 125mM Cs+ solutions and [Ca2+]i 'clamped' at 100nM in order to isolate the muscarinic cation current (mICAT)...
December 11, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242064/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-in-clinical-and-experimental-aortic-aneurysm-disease
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Wei Wang, Baohui Xu, Haojun Xuan, Yingbin Ge, Yan Wang, Lixin Wang, Jianhua Huang, Weiguo Fu, Sara A Michie, Ronald L Dalman
OBJECTIVE: Mural angiogenesis and macrophage accumulation are two pathologic hallmarks of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease. The heterodimeric transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) is an essential regulator of angiogenesis and macrophage function. In this study, we investigated HIF-1 expression and activity in clinical and experimental AAA disease. METHODS: Human aortic samples were obtained from 24 AAA patients and six organ donors during open abdominal surgery...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241898/patient-preferences-for-device-aided-treatments-indicated-for-advanced-parkinson-disease
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Thomas Marshall, Amy Pugh, Angelyn Fairchild, Steven Hass
BACKGROUND: Effective treatment for advanced Parkinson disease (PD) uncontrolled with oral medication includes device-aided therapies such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) and continuous levodopa-carbidopa infusion to the duodenum via a portable pump. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to quantify patient preferences for attributes of these device-aided treatments. METHODS: We administered a Web-enabled survey to 401 patients in the United States...
December 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241792/activation-of-melanocytes-in-idiopathic-guttate-hypomelanosis-after-5-fluorouracil-infusion-using-a-tattoo-machine-preliminary-analysis-of-a-randomized-split-body-single-blinded-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Samir Arbache, Dirlene Roth, Denise Steiner, Juliano Breunig, Nilceo Schwery Michalany, Samia Trigo Arbache, Luciana Gasques de Souza, Sergio Henrique Hirata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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