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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443351/current-and-future-chemical-therapies-for-treating-anaemia-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#1
Francesco Locatelli, Lucia Del Vecchio, Maria Carmen Luise
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are not perfect, since they have potential side effects. Iron therapy is also receiving growing attention in recent years. Areas covered: We performed a literature search on PubMed using the following key words: anaemia, chronic kidney disease, HIF stabilisers, sotatercept, actin traps, iron, iron-containing phosphate binders, iron dialysate. We reviewed new drugs that are under clinical development to obtain better safety and activity and/or easier and cheaper manufacturing processes in comparison to available ESAs...
April 26, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441110/effects-of-the-us-food-and-drug-administration-boxed-warning-of-erythropoietin-stimulating-agents-on-utilization-and-adverse-outcome
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John Bian, Brian Chen, Dawn L Hershman, Norman Marks, LeAnn Norris, Richard Schulz, Charles Bennett
Purpose In March 2007, a US Food and Drug Administration boxed warning was issued for erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs) regarding serious adverse events, such as venous thromboembolism (VTE). We evaluated the US Food and Drug Administration's boxed warning of ESAs used to treat chemotherapy-induced anemia because evidence on the effectiveness of boxed warnings remains inconclusive. Patients and Methods Using 2004 to 2009 SEER-Medicare data, we exploited a natural experiment to examine the effects of ESA boxed warnings on utilization and risk of VTE...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438521/modified-dot-elisa-for-diagnosis-of-human-trichinellosis
#3
Eman E Taher, Eman M H Méabed, Dina M H El Akkad, Nancy O Kamel, Maha A Sabry
This study aimed to modify Dot-Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (dot-ELISA) for the diagnosis of human trichinellosis and to compare its performance with indirect ELISA and Western-blot assay (EITB). A total of 175 human serum samples were enrolled in the study. Indirect ELISA was used for the primary diagnosis. EITB versus fractionated 1st larval stage excretory-secretory antigens (TL-1 ESA) revealed three specific protein fractions at MW of 45, 50, and 55 kilo Dalton (kDa). Dot-ELISA was performed in two ways...
April 21, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436206/clinical-practice-guidelines-on-iron-therapy-a-critical-evaluation
#4
Lucia Del Vecchio, Francesco Locatelli
Anemia is common among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and it is managed primarily with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) and iron therapy. Following concerns around ESA therapy and economic constraints, IV iron is more and more administered worldwide. Several guidelines or position papers, which give indications on iron therapy in CKD patients, have been issued in Nephrology. Unfortunately, the field is characterized by a lack of evidence. As a result, the recommendations/suggestions are not uniform...
April 24, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432459/using-an-anatomically-preshaped-low-profile-locking-plate-system-leads-to-reliable-results-in-comminuted-radial-head-fractures
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Moritz Crönlein, Michael Zyskowski, Marc Beirer, Florian B Imhoff, Dominik Pförringer, Gunther H Sandmann, Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Peter Biberthaler, Sebastian Siebenlist
INTRODUCTION: For comminuted and displaced fractures of the radial head open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is recommended nowadays as the treatment of choice. Due to the development of locking plates the possibilities of ORIF in complex fracture types were extended. The purpose of this retrospective survey therefore was to review the preliminary subjective and objective results in patients treated by anatomically preshaped locked plating. A reliable fracture healing for these recently introduced plating devices was hypothesized...
April 21, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432313/multiple-clinical-characteristics-separate-med12-mutation-positive-and-negative-uterine-leiomyomas
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Hanna-Riikka Heinonen, Annukka Pasanen, Oskari Heikinheimo, Tomas Tanskanen, Kimmo Palin, Jaana Tolvanen, Pia Vahteristo, Jari Sjöberg, Esa Pitkänen, Ralf Bützow, Netta Mäkinen, Lauri A Aaltonen
Up to 86% of uterine leiomyomas harbour somatic mutations in mediator complex subunit 12 (MED12). These mutations have been associated with conventional histology, smaller tumour size, and larger number of tumours within the uterus. Prior studies, with limited sample sizes, have failed to detect associations between other clinical features and MED12 mutations. Here, we prospectively collected 763 uterine leiomyomas and the corresponding normal myometrial tissue from 244 hysterectomy patients, recorded tumour characteristics, collected clinical data from medical records, and screened the tissue samples for MED12 mutations to assess potential associations between clinical variables and mutation status...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429617/esas-and-fact-b-in-eribulin-treated-metastatic-breast-cancer-patients-a-multicenter-prospective-and-observational-study
#7
Luca Moscetti, Lucia Mentuccia, Patrizia Vici, Silvia Quadrini, Isabella Sperduti, Laura Pizzuti, Maria Agnese Fabbri, Angela Vaccaro, Marcello Maugeri Saccà, Maddalena Barba, Domenico Sergi, Germano Zampa, Teresa Gamucci
AIM: Quality of life (QoL) is a critical issue for women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Eribulin mesylate represents a novel and active drug for pretreated MBC. Regretfully, few data exploring health-related (HR) QoL are available in unselected populations. PATIENTS & METHODS: A multicenter prospective observational study was conducted in 50 MBC patients treated with eribulin mesylate, in order to evaluate HRQoL and patients' well-being by using the Edmonton symptoms assessment scale (ESAS) and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast questionnaires...
April 21, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428874/population-assessment-using-multivariate-time-series-analysis-a-case-study-of-rockfishes-in-puget-sound
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Nick Tolimieri, Elizabeth E Holmes, Gregory D Williams, Robert Pacunski, Dayv Lowry
Estimating a population's growth rate and year-to-year variance is a key component of population viability analysis (PVA). However, standard PVA methods require time series of counts obtained using consistent survey methods over many years. In addition, it can be difficult to separate observation and process variance, which is critical for PVA. Time-series analysis performed with multivariate autoregressive state-space (MARSS) models is a flexible statistical framework that allows one to address many of these limitations...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427458/whole-exome-sequencing-identifies-novel-candidate-predisposition-genes-for-familial-polycythemia-vera
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Elina A M Hirvonen, Esa Pitkänen, Kari Hemminki, Lauri A Aaltonen, Outi Kilpivaara
BACKGROUND: Polycythemia vera (PV), characterized by massive production of erythrocytes, is one of the myeloproliferative neoplasms. Most patients carry a somatic gain-of-function mutation in JAK2, c.1849G > T (p.Val617Phe), leading to constitutive activation of JAK-STAT signaling pathway. Familial clustering is also observed occasionally, but high-penetrance predisposition genes to PV have remained unidentified. RESULTS: We studied the predisposition to PV by exome sequencing (three cases) in a Finnish PV family with four patients...
April 20, 2017: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421608/can-functional-emotion-regulation-protect-children-s-mental-health-from-war-trauma-a-palestinian-study
#10
Marwan Diab, Kirsi Peltonen, Samir R Qouta, Esa Palosaari, Raija-Leena Punamäki
Effective emotion regulation (ER) is expected to protect mental health in traumatic stress. We first analysed the protective (moderator) function of different ER strategies and the associations between ER and mental health. Second, we tested gender differences in the protective function of ER and the associations between ER strategies and mental health. Participants were 482 Palestinian children (girls 49.4%; 10-13 years, M = 11.29, SD = .68) whose ER was assessed by the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire and mental health by post-traumatic stress (Children's Impact Event Scale), depressive, and psychological distress (Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire) symptoms, and by psychosocial well-being (Mental Health Continuum-Short Form)...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Psychology: Journal International de Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418614/efficacy-and-safety-of-low-dose-heparin-in-hemodialysis
#11
Mariana Murea, Gregory B Russell, Pirouz Daeihagh, Anita M Saran, Karan Pandya, Mark Cabrera, John M Burkart, Barry I Freedman
INTRODUCTION: The dose of unfractionated heparin (UFH) administered during hemodialysis (HD) varies widely. This prospective study evaluated the safety and efficacy of UFH dose de-escalation. METHODS: Sixty-six prevalent patients on HD receiving UFH per standard-dose protocol (load dose [LD] 50-75 units/kg, maintenance dose [MD] 500-1000 units/hour) had heparin prescription converted to low-dose protocol (start LD 15 units/kg and MD 500 units/hour; dose adjusted in small increments based on assessments of extracorporeal blood circuit)...
April 18, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417701/survey-of-hand-surgeons-and-therapists-perceptions-of-the-benefit-of-common-surgical-procedures-of-the-hand
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Olli V Leppänen, Jarkko Jokihaara, Esa Jämsen, Teemu Karjalainen
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this survey were (1) to study if surgeons' perceptions of the benefit of six surgical procedures differ if they consider themselves as patients instead of treating a patient, (2) to evaluate the role of five predetermined factors that may influence decision-making, and (3) to assess how uniformly hand surgeons and hand therapists perceive the benefits of the surgical treatments. METHODS: The members of the national societies for Hand Surgery and Hand Therapy were asked to participate in the survey...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417269/anxiety-disorders-and-temperament-an-update-review
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Olli Kampman, Merja Viikki, Esa Leinonen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review focused on associations between temperament dimensions and clinical features in different anxiety disorders, likewise in obsessive-compulsive disorder in clinical samples of adults. A literature search was conducted in the Medline and PsycINFO databases covering the years 2010-2016. A systematic review and grading of the level of evidence for an association between temperament dimension scores and clinical features in each disorder were performed. RECENT FINDINGS: Twenty papers reporting 18 different studies were included...
May 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416170/hepcidin-serum-levels-and-resistance-to-recombinant-human-erythropoietin-therapy-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Kristina Petrulienė, Edita Žiginskienė, Vytautas Kuzminskis, Irena Nedzelskienė, Inga Arūnė Bumblytė
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the factors that are associated with the response to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) and its association with hospitalization and mortality rates; to evaluate the serum hepcidin level and its associations with iron profile, inflammatory markers, ESA responsiveness, and mortality; and to determine independent factors affecting ERI and hepcidin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To evaluate a dose-response effect of ESAs we used the erythropoietin resistance index (ERI)...
March 31, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415897/electric-field-navigated-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-chronic-tinnitus-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
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Hanna Sahlsten, Juuso Virtanen, Juho Joutsa, Katri Niinivirta-Joutsa, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Reijo Johansson, Janika Paavola, Tero Taiminen, Noora Sjösten, Jaakko Salonen, Anu Holm, Esa Rauhala, Satu K Jääskeläinen
OBJECTIVE: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may alleviate tinnitus. We evaluated effects of electric field (E-field) navigated rTMS targeted according to tinnitus pitch. No controlled studies have investigated anatomically accurate E-field-rTMS for tinnitus. DESIGN: Effects of E-field-rTMS were evaluated in a prospective randomised placebo-controlled 6-month follow-up study on parallel groups. Patients received 10 sessions of 1 Hz rTMS or placebo targeted to the left auditory cortex corresponding to tonotopic representation of tinnitus pitch...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412770/anemia-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#16
Meredith A Atkinson, Bradley A Warady
Anemia is common and associated with adverse outcomes in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Many factors contribute to declining hemoglobin as CKD progresses, but impaired production of erythropoietin by failing kidneys is a central cause. Hepcidin-mediated iron restriction also contributes to anemia by downregulating both intestinal iron absorption and release of stored iron for erythropoiesis. The core components of anemia management remain erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) and iron supplementation, but despite these therapies, a substantial number of children remain anemic...
April 15, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407666/influence-of-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-on-hba1c-and-fructosamine-in-patients-with-haemodialysis
#17
Franz Maximilian Rasche, Thomas Ebert, Julia Beckmann, Volker Busch, Filip Barinka, Wilma Gertrud Rasche, Tom H Lindner, Jochen G Schneider, Stephan Schiekofer
HbA1c is the most accepted laboratory parameter for the long term observation of glucose control. There is still much of a debate about the use of HbA1c as a metabolic indicator in diabetic patients (DM) on haemodialysis (HD) and erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) therapy because of the altered erythrocyte turn over in patients with chronic kidney disease and haemodialysis (CKD5D). In 102 CKD5 patients with and without diabetes mellitus, we examined the dose dependent variability in HbA1c and fructosamine levels under haemodialysis and treated with epoetin α (n=48) and a new generation agent with continuous stimulation of methoxy polyethylene glycol epoetin beta (C...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405198/mapping-water-stress-incidence-and-intensity-optimal-plant-populations-and-cultivar-duration-for-african-groundnut-productivity-enhancement
#18
Vincent Vadez, Oumarou Halilou, Halime M Hissene, Pierre Sibiry-Traore, Thomas R Sinclair, Afshin Soltani
Groundnut production is limited in Sub-Saharan Africa and water deficit or "drought," is often considered as the main yield-limiting factor. However, no comprehensive study has assessed the extent and intensity of "drought"-related yield decreases, nor has it explored avenues to enhance productivity. Hence, crop simulation modeling with SSM (Simple Simulation Modeling) was used to address these issues. To palliate the lack of reliable weather data as input to the model, the validity of weather data generated by Marksim, a weather generator, was tested...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400155/histaminergic-gene-polymorphisms-associated-with-sedation-in-clozapine-treated-patients
#19
Anssi Solismaa, Olli Kampman, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Niko Seppälä, Merja Viikki, Nina Mononen, Terho Lehtimäki, Esa Leinonen
Sedation is a common adverse effect of clozapine treatment, which may be partly related to clozapine binding to histamine receptors in the central nervous system. The objective of this study was to investigate whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the histaminergic system are associated with sedation in clozapine-treated patients. The study population comprised 237 clozapine-treated, Finnish, Caucasian patients that were diagnosed with schizophrenia and 176 were genotyped using Illumina HumanCoreExome-12 BeadChip...
April 8, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395931/impact-of-abiraterone-acetate-and-enzalutamide-on-symptom-burden-of-patients-with-chemotherapy-naive-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#20
S Salem, M Komisarenko, N Timilshina, L Martin, R Grewal, S Alibhai, A Finelli
AIMS: Treatments and disease burden of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) considerably affect a patient's quality of life. However, patient-reported symptom burden data are still largely insufficient. This study sought to compare the self-reported symptom burden of men with chemotherapy-naive (CN) mCRPC treated with abiraterone acetate (AA) or enzalutamide (EZ) in routine clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2011 and 2015, 189 CN-mCRPC patients who had received AA (n = 76) or EZ (n = 113) at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre were included...
April 8, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
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