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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637048/use-of-light-therapy-by-office-based-physicians
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Edda Winkler-Pjrek, Marie Spies, Pia Baldinger-Melich, Lisa Perkmann, Siegfried Kasper, Dietmar Winkler
BACKGROUND: Light therapy (LT) is a non-pharmacological biological treatment that has been used in psychiatry since the 1980s. Previous research has investigated the usage of LT in hospitals. The aim of this study was to examine the pattern of use of LT by office-based physicians. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent by mail to 400 randomly selected doctors in Austria. We made sure that the sample was equally representative of general practitioners (GPs) and psychiatrists, public health service doctors and private doctors, physicians in cities and in the country as well as male and female doctors...
June 22, 2017: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635170/alginate-oligosaccharides-modify-hyphal-infiltration-of-candida-albicans-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-invasive-human-candidosis
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Manon F Pritchard, Alison Jack, Lydia C Powell, Hina Sadh, Philip D Rye, Katja E Hill, David W Thomas
AIMS: A novel alginate oligomer (OligoG CF-5/20) has been shown to potentiate antifungal therapy against a range of fungal pathogens. The current study assessed the effect of this oligomer on in vitro virulence factor expression and epithelial invasion by Candida species. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plate substrate assays and epithelial models were used to assess Candida albicans (CCUG 39343 and ATCC 90028) invasion, in conjunction with confocal laser-scanning microscopy and histochemistry...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633106/selective-photocytotoxicity-of-anthrols-on-cancer-stem-like-cells-the-effect-of-quinone-methides-or-reactive-oxygen-species
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Lidija Uzelac, Đani Škalamera, Kata Mlinarić-Majerski, Nikola Basarić, Marijeta Kralj
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a subpopulation of cancer cells that share properties of embryonic stem cells like pluripotency and self-renewal and show increased resistance to chemo- and radiotherapy. Targeting CSC, rather than cancer cells in general, is a novel and promising strategy for cancer treatment. Novel therapeutic approaches, such as photodynamic therapy (PDT) have been investigated. A promising group of phototherapeutic agents are reactive intermediates - quinone methides (QMs). This study describes preparation of QM precursor, 2-hydroxy-3-hydroxymethylanthracene (2) and a detailed photochemical and photobiological investigation on similar anthracene derivatives 3 and 4...
June 3, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633062/blue-light-induced-reactive-oxygen-species-from-flavin-mononucleotide-and-flavin-adenine-dinucleotide-on-lethality-of-hela-cells
#4
Ming-Yeh Yang, Chih-Jui Chang, Liang-Yü Chen
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a safe and non-invasive treatment for cancers and microbial infections. Various photosensitizers and light sources have been developed for clinical cancer therapies. Flavin mononucleotide (FMN) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) are the cofactor of enzymes and are used as photosensitizers in this study. Targeting hypoxia and light-triggering reactive oxygen species (ROS) are experimental strategies for poisoning tumor cells in vitro. HeLa cells are committed to apoptosis when treated with FMN or FAD and exposed to visible blue light (the maximum emitted wavelength of blue light is 462nm)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632848/effect-of-gabapentin-memantine-on-the-infantile-nystagmus-syndrome-in-the-zebrafish-model-implications-for-the-therapy-of-ocular-motor-diseases
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Stefan Yu Bögli, Maresa Afthinos, Melody Ying-Yu Huang
Purpose: Infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS) is a disorder characterized by typical horizontal eye oscillations. Due to the uncertain etiology of INS, developing specific treatments remains difficult. Single reports demonstrated, on limited measures, alleviating effects of gabapentin and memantine. In the current study, we employed the zebrafish INS model belladonna (bel) to conduct an in-depth study of how gabapentin and memantine interventions alleviate INS signs, which may further restore visual conditions in affected subjects...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632471/lenalidomide-as-a-treatment-for-relapsed-al-amyloidosis-in-an-hiv-positive-patient
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Johanna Denman, Kaveh Manavi, Mark Cook
We present a case of an HIV-positive man with systemic immunoglobulin light chain (AL) amyloid with cardiac involvement. At relapse, he was treated with lenalidomide and dexamethasone having previously developed autonomic neuropathy with bortezomib-based chemotherapy. The patient achieved a serological complete response with symptomatic improvement. After 11 cycles, lenalidomide was discontinued due to extensive ischaemia of the gastrointestinal tract. The patient remains symptomatically stable with normal levels of serum-free light chains 11 months after the treatment was discontinued...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632263/fabrication-of-a-graphene-c60-nanohybrid-via-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-host-guest-chemistry-for-photodynamic-and-photothermal-therapy
#7
Zhen Hu, Cheng Wang, Feng Zhao, Xirong Xu, Shuhong Wang, Long Yu, Dayu Zhang, Yudong Huang
The wonderful chemical structures and characteristics of low-dimensional carbon materials have exciting applications in life sciences. In the present study, we developed a facile strategy to conjugate C60 with graphene via host-guest chemistry for targeted phototherapy. A versatile carrier based on folic acid-functionalized graphene (GO-FA) and comprising γ-cyclodextrin (γ-CD) at its surface was assembled via π-π interaction, creating hybrid structures with drug storage and tumor targeting properties. This γ-CD-modified graphene (GO-FA/Py-γ-CD) is capable of hosting pristine C60 molecules for the fabrication of a GO-FA/Py-γ-CD/C60 nanohybrid...
June 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631908/-chronobiological-approach-to-managing-an-exacerbation-of-chronic-recurrent-bacterial-cystite
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A V Kuzmenko, V V Kuzmenko, T A Gyaurgiev
AIM: To investigate the effects of complex therapy with and without phototherapy for an exacerbation of chronic recurrent bacterial cystitis in women at the peaks of chronobiological activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised 60 patients (mean age 30.1+/-5.5 years) with exacerbations of chronic recurrent bacterial cystitis. Patients in the comparison group (n=30) were managed with standard therapy, in the study group (n=30) standard therapy was used concurrently with phototherapy by low-intensity light radiation carried out at the maximum peaks of chronobiological activity...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631714/-extrarenal-rhabdoid-tumor-a-review-of-literature-and-a-report-of-cases-with-atypical-morphology
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A M Mitrofanova, V Yu Roshchin, A N Kislyakov, D S Abramov, D V Rogozhin, D M Konovalov
Extrarenal extracranial rhabdoid tumor (EERT) is a rare malignant pediatric tumor characterized by extremely aggressive behavior, rapid metastatic spread, low survival rates, and no targeted therapy. The morphological diagnosis of classical cases of EERT is not difficult and it is based on its characteristic histologic pattern and immunohistochemical findings in a relatively short time, which allows one to immediately initiate therapy. The paper describes two cases of ERRT in the complete absence of classical rhabdoid morphology, as revealed by light microscopy when the material was primarily assessed...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631608/one-year-in-review-2017-pathogenesis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
Francesca Angelotti, Alice Parma, Giacomo Cafaro, Riccardo Capecchi, Alessia Alunno, Ilaria Puxeddu
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. It has been postulated that a high-risk genetic background, in combination with epigenetic marks and environmental exposures, leads to a cascade of events inducing synovitis and consequent destructive arthritis. The clinical picture of joint involvement in RA is the result of chronic inflammation of the synovium, characterised by interactions of resident cells such as fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) with cells of the innate (e...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630930/real-time-quantitative-analysis-of-metabolic-flux-in-live-cells-using-a-hyperpolarized-micromagnetic-resonance-spectrometer
#11
Sangmoo Jeong, Roozbeh Eskandari, Sun Mi Park, Julio Alvarez, Sui Seng Tee, Ralph Weissleder, Michael G Kharas, Hakho Lee, Kayvan R Keshari
Metabolic reprogramming is widely considered a hallmark of cancer, and understanding metabolic dynamics described by the conversion rates or "fluxes" of metabolites can shed light onto biological processes of tumorigenesis and response to therapy. For real-time analysis of metabolic flux in intact cells or organisms, magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy and imaging methods have been developed in conjunction with hyperpolarization of nuclear spins. These approaches enable noninvasive monitoring of tumor progression and treatment efficacy and are being tested in multiple clinical trials...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630913/an-innovative-biologic-system-for-photon-powered-myocardium-in-the-ischemic-heart
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Jeffrey E Cohen, Andrew B Goldstone, Michael J Paulsen, Yasuhiro Shudo, Amanda N Steele, Bryan B Edwards, Jay B Patel, John W MacArthur, Michael S Hopkins, Casey E Burnett, Kevin J Jaatinen, Akshara D Thakore, Justin M Farry, Vi N Truong, Alexandra T Bourdillon, Lyndsay M Stapleton, Anahita Eskandari, Alexander S Fairman, William Hiesinger, Tatiana V Esipova, William L Patrick, Keven Ji, Judith A Shizuru, Y Joseph Woo
Coronary artery disease is one of the most common causes of death and disability, afflicting more than 15 million Americans. Although pharmacological advances and revascularization techniques have decreased mortality, many survivors will eventually succumb to heart failure secondary to the residual microvascular perfusion deficit that remains after revascularization. We present a novel system that rescues the myocardium from acute ischemia, using photosynthesis through intramyocardial delivery of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630340/enhancing-t1-magnetic-resonance-imaging-contrast-with-internalized-gadolinium-iii-in-a-multilayer-nanoparticle
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Valeria S Marangoni, Oara Neumann, Luke Henderson, Caterina C Kaffes, Hui Zhang, Runmin Zhang, Sandra Bishnoi, Ciceron Ayala-Orozco, Valtencir Zucolotto, James A Bankson, Peter Nordlander, Naomi J Halas
Multifunctional nanoparticles for biomedical applications have shown extraordinary potential as contrast agents in various bioimaging modalities, near-IR photothermal therapy, and for light-triggered therapeutic release processes. Over the past several years, numerous studies have been performed to synthesize and enhance MRI contrast with nanoparticles. However, understanding the MRI enhancement mechanism in a multishell nanoparticle geometry, and controlling its properties, remains a challenge. To systematically examine MRI enhancement in a nanoparticle geometry, we have synthesized MRI-active Au nanomatryoshkas...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629303/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-beyond-one-year-in-patients-after-stent-placement-a-review
#14
Jacob D Sumner, Brianna Zinser, Andrew Smith
PURPOSE: To review the evidence on the safety and efficacy of the continued use of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) beyond 12 months after stent placement in patients following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event. SUMMARY: Recently, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released a focused update on the duration of DAPT in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The update makes new recommendations about the duration of DAPT in light of recently performed studies investigating this topic...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629249/increase-of-neuronal-injury-markers-tau-and-neurofilament-light-proteins-in-umbilical-blood-after-intrapartum-asphyxia
#15
Hanna Toorell, Henrik Zetterberg, Blennow, Karin Sävman, Henrik Hagberg
Fetal asphyxia remains a clinical problem resulting in life-long neurologic disabilities. We urgently need more accurate early predictive markers to direct the clinician when to provide neuroprotective therapy. In the present study, we analyzed the neuronal proteins Tau and neurofilament light proteins in umbilical blood of 10 cases of severe-moderate intrapartum asphyxia and in 18 control cases. The levels of both Tau and neurofilament were significantly higher after asphyxia and it appeared to be a correlation between the levels of the biomarkers and the severity of the insult...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629096/synthesis-of-magnetic-nanoparticles-and-their-dispersions-with-special-reference-to-applications-in-biomedicine-and-biotechnology
#16
REVIEW
R V Mehta
Biomedical and biotechnological applications of magnetic nanoparticles and their dispersions in liquids are found to be potentially useful. An exponential growth in publications of papers, reviews and patents has been observed. Possibilities of their indiscriminate use on individual as well as environmental health hazards are also investigated. Still, there appears to be a good scope for further research work in the field. Even a small improvement either in preparation method or development of novel nanoparticles may prove to be beneficial in longer run...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629031/near-infrared-persistent-luminescence-phosphors-znga-2-o-4-cr-3-as-an-accurately-tracker-to-photothermal-therapy-in-vivo-for-visual-treatment
#17
Hongbin Chen, Bin Zheng, Chao Liang, Li Zhao, Ying Zhang, Huizhuo Pan, Wanying Ji, Xiaoqun Gong, Hanjie Wang, Jin Chang
The photothermal therapy agents induced by 808 nm near infrared light laser have good potential for photothermal therapy (PTT) in vivo, with the advantages of harmless treatment, minimally invasion, high efficiency and deep tissue penetration. For the traditional photothermal therapy agents, however, it was impossible to track them in vivo because of the low signal-to-noise ratio, so we cannot conduct the extra near infrared light laser to radiate tumors sites accurately. Herein, we introduce a new complex: indocyanine green (ICG), near-infrared persistent luminescence (PL) phosphors ZnGa2O4:Cr(3+) (ZGC) and mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) (ICG@mZGC nanoparticles) were assembled for long-lasting optical imaging to guide PTT...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629007/upconverting-and-persistent-luminescent-nanocarriers-for-accurately-imaging-guided-photothermal-therapy
#18
Peiqi Zhao, Wei Ji, Shiyong Zhou, Lihua Qiu, Lanfang Li, Zhengzi Qian, Xianming Liu, Huilai Zhang, Xuchen Cao
The fluorescence-guided photothermal therapy (FPTT) has great potential in cancer treatment. However, the conventional FPTT has to be stimulated by external light, which tends to increase background noise and leads to the inaccurate infrared light irradiation for PTT. In this study, upconverting and persistent luminescent nanocarriers (UPLNs) loaded mesoporous silica nanoparticles (UPLNs@mSiO2) were first designed to solve the problem mentioned above. The UPLNs cores can effectively reduce the short-lived autofluorescence interference by exerting the delay time between signal acquisition and pulsed excitation light...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628685/a-systematic-review-of-light-emitting-diode-led-phototherapy-for-treatment-of-psoriasis-an-emerging-therapeutic-modality
#19
Derek Ho, Eugene Koo, Andrew Mamalis, Jared Jagdeo
<p>Background: Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition. The economic burden of psoriasis is approximately $35.2 billion in the United States per year, and treatment costs are increasing at a higher rate than general inflation. Light emitting diode (LED) phototherapy may represent a cost-effective, efficacious, safe, and portable treatment modality for psoriasis.</p> <p>Objective: The goal of our manuscript is to review the published literature and provide evidence-based recommendations on LED phototherapy for the treatment of psoriasis...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628381/monoclonal-immunoglobulin-associated-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-characterized-by-organized-deposits-of-striated-ultra-substructures-a-case-report
#20
Shigeo Hara, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Tastufumi Oka, Makiko Kusabe, Masayuki Mizui, Kensuke Joh
We herein report the case of a 64-year-old male who presented with progressive glomerulonephritis notable for organized and striated ultra-substructures. The patient was diagnosed with hypertension and proteinuria 3 years prior to admission and subsequently developed nephrotic syndrome and impairment of renal function. Laboratory tests did not reveal any evidence of infections or autoimmune diseases. Monoclonal gammopathy was not detected in serum or urine, although a small population of abnormal plasma cell clones was detected by flow cytometry...
June 19, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
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