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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350664/human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-labeled-with-plasmonic-gold-nanostars-for-cellular-tracking-and-photothermal-cancer-cell-ablation
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Ronnie L Shammas, Andrew M Fales, Bridget M Crawford, Amy J Wisdom, Gayathri R Devi, David A Brown, Tuan Vo-Dinh, Scott T Hollenbeck
BACKGROUND: Gold nanostars are unique nanoplatforms that can be imaged in real time and transform light energy into heat to ablate cells. Adipose-derived stem cells migrate toward tumor niches in response to chemokines. The ability of adipose-derived stem cells to migrate and integrate into tumors makes them ideal vehicles for the targeted delivery of cancer nanotherapeutics. METHODS: To test the labeling efficiency of gold nanostars, undifferentiated adipose-derived stem cells were incubated with gold nanostars and a commercially available nanoparticle (Qtracker), then imaged using two-photon photoluminescence microscopy...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346400/t-lymphocyte-homing-an-underappreciated-yet-critical-hurdle-for-successful-cancer-immunotherapy
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Robert Sackstein, Tobias Schatton, Steven R Barthel
Advances in cancer immunotherapy have offered new hope for patients with metastatic disease. This unfolding success story has been exemplified by a growing arsenal of novel immunotherapeutics, including blocking antibodies targeting immune checkpoint pathways, cancer vaccines, and adoptive cell therapy (ACT). Nonetheless, clinical benefit remains highly variable and patient-specific, in part, because all immunotherapeutic regimens vitally hinge on the capacity of endogenous and/or adoptively transferred T-effector (Teff) cells, including chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, to home efficiently into tumor target tissue...
March 27, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346200/compatibility-and-stability-of-rolapitrant-injectable-emulsion-admixed-with-intravenous-palonsetron-hydrochloride
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George Wu, Stanley Yeung, Frank Chen
Neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist, 5-hydroxytryptamine-3 RA, and dexamethasone combination therapy is standard of care for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Herein we describe the physical and chemical stability of rolapitant injectable emulsion 166.5 mg in 92.5 mL (185 mg hydrochloride salt) admixed with palonosetron injection 0.25 mg in 5 mL (0.28 mg hydrochloride salt). Admixtures were prepared and stored in two types of container closures (110-mL Crystal Zenith plastic and glass bottles) and four types of intravenous administration sets (or intravenous tubing sets)...
January 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346199/compatibility-and-stability-of-rolapitant-injectable-emulsion-admixed-with-dexamethasone-sodium-phosphate
#4
George Wu, Stanley Yeung, Frank Chen
Neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist, 5-hydroxytryptamine-3 receptor antagonist, and dexamethasone combination therapy is the standard of care for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Herein, we describe the physical and chemical stability of an injectable emulsion of the Neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist rolapitant 185 mg in 92.5 mL (free base, 166.5 mg in 92.5 mL) admixed with either 2.5 mL of dexamethasone sodium phosphate (10 mg) or 5 mL of dexamethasone sodium phosphate (20 mg). Admixtures were prepared and stored in two types of container closures (glass and Crystal Zenith plastic bottles) and four types of intravenous administration tubing sets (or intravenous tubing sets)...
January 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345873/impact-of-semiconducting-perylene-diimide-nanoparticle-size-on-lymph-node-mapping-and-cancer-imaging
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Zhen Yang, Rui Tian, Jinjun Wu, Quli Fan, Bryant C Yung, Gang Niu, Orit Jacobson, Zhantong Wang, Gang Liu, Guocan Yu, Wei Huang, Jibin Song, Xiaoyuan Chen
Semiconducting molecules of perylene diimide (PDI) with strong light absorption property in the near-infrared region and good biocompatibility have received increasing attention in the field of theranostics, especially as photoacoustic (PA) imaging agents. Herein, we report a series of [64Cu]-labeled PDI nanoparticles (NPs) of different sizes (30, 60, 100 and 200 nm) as dual positron emission tomography (PET) and PA imaging probes and photothermal therapy agents. The precise size control of the PDI NPs can be achieved by adjusting the initial concentration of PDI molecules in the self-assembly process, and the photophysical property of different sized PDI NPs was studied in detail...
March 27, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344147/evaluation-of-deprescribing-amiodarone-after-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-critical-illness
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Areerut Leelathanalerk, Wannisa Dongtai, Yvonne Huckleberry, Brian Kopp, John Bloom, Joseph Alpert
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shed light on the continued prescription of inpatient medications upon hospital discharge despite the original intent of short-term inpatient therapy. Amiodarone, an antiarrhythmic associated with significant adverse effects with long-term use, is commonly used for new-onset atrial fibrillation in critical illness (NAFCI). While it is often preferred in this setting of hemodynamic instability, a prescription for long-term use should be carefully considered, preferably by a cardiologist...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344099/mechanisms-of-resistance-to-selective-estrogen-receptor-down-regulator-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Doudou Huang, Fang Yang, Yucai Wang, Xiaoxiang Guan
Based on the prominent role estrogen receptor (ER) plays in breast cancer, endocrine therapy has been developed to block the ER pathway and has shown great effectiveness. Fulvestrant, the first selective ER down-regulator (SERD), was demonstrated to completely suppress ERα and notably efficient. However, resistance to fulvestrant occurs, either intrinsic or acquired during the treatment. Several potential mechanisms inducing fulvestrant resistance have been proposed, composed of activated ERα-independent compensatory growth factor signaling, stimulated downstream kinases, altered cell cycle mediators etcetera...
March 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344047/sub-additive-effects-of-photodynamic-therapy-combined-with-erlotinib-for-the-treatment-of-epidermoid-carcinoma-an-in-vitro-study
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Sávio M L Gontijo, Renata C Felizali, Pedro P G Guimarães, Robson A S Santos, Rubén D Sinisterra, Maria E Cortés, Patrícia V Araújo
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an antitumour treatment that employs the combination of a photosensitive compound, oxygen and visible light. To improve the antitumour activity of PDT, the present study used the strategy of combining PDT with erlotinib (ERL), a drug frequently used in the treatment of epidermoid carcinoma. METHODS: An MTT cell viability assay was used to evaluate the cytotoxicity of PDT combined with ERL on A431 epidermoid carcinoma cells in vitro...
March 23, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343171/circulating-free-light-chain-measurement-in-the-diagnosis-prognostic-assessment-and-evaluation-of-response-of-al-amyloidosis-comparison-of-freelite-and-n-latex-flc-assays
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Giovanni Palladini, Arnaud Jaccard, Paolo Milani, David Lavergne, Andrea Foli, Sebastien Bender, Francesca Lavatelli, Tiziana Bosoni, Veronica Valentini, Laura Pirolini, Giovanni Ferraro, Marco Basset, Francesca Russo, Mario Nuvolone, Riccardo Albertini, Michel Cogne, Giampaolo Merlini
BACKGROUND: The measurement of circulating free light chain (FLC) is essential in the diagnosis, prognostic stratification and evaluation of response to therapy in light chain (AL) amyloidosis. For more than 10 years, this has been done with an immunonephelometric assay based on polyclonal antibodies (Freelite), and cutoffs for staging and response assessment have been validated with this method. Recently, a new assay based on monoclonal antibodies (N latex FLC) has been marketed in Europe...
March 27, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342632/the-pharmacodynamics-of-low-and-standard-doses-of-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-on-hemodialysis
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Jin Sug Kim, Jong Shin Woo, Jin Bae Kim, Woo-Shik Kim, Tae Won Lee, Kwon Sam Kim, Chun Gyoo Ihm, Weon Kim, Kyung Hwan Jeong
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) respond poorly to clopidogrel. We assessed the utility of low-dose ticagrelor in ESRD patients on maintenance HD. METHODS: In this single-center, prospective, randomized pharmacodynamic study, 52 ESRD patients on HD were prescribed clopidogrel (300mg loading dose [LD], then 75mg daily), standard-dose ticagrelor (180mg LD, then 90mg twice daily), or low-dose ticagrelor (90mg LD, then 90mg daily) for 14days...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342095/-advances-in-diagnostic-microbiology-opportunities-and-limitations
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F P Maurer, M Hentschke, H Rohde
In the light of ever increasing problems related to the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria, rapid microbiological diagnostics are of growing importance. Timely pathogen detection and availability of susceptibility data are essential for optimal treatment, but are even more crucial for de-escalation of broad spectrum empiric therapies. Medical microbiology is, thus, an integral part of antimicrobial stewardship programs. Traditional microbiological techniques for species identification and susceptibility testing rely on bacterial growth and are, thus, characterized by inherent slowness...
March 24, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342007/the-effect-of-led-on-blood-microcirculation-during-chronic-wound-healing-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-patients-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-study
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Igor Frangez, Ksenija Cankar, Helena Ban Frangez, Dragica Maja Smrke
Chronic wounds, especially in diabetic patients, represent a challenging health issue. Since standard treatment protocols often do not provide satisfactory results, additional treatment methods-like phototherapy using low-level light therapy-are being investigated. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of phototherapy with light-emitting diodes on chronic wound treatment in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. Since a sufficient blood supply is mandatory for wound healing, the evaluation of microcirculation in the healthy skin at a wound's edge was the main outcome measure...
March 25, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341790/tumor-associated-macrophages-can-contribute-to-antitumor-activity-through-fc%C3%AE-rmediated-processing-of-antibody-drug-conjugates
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Fu Li, Michelle Ulrich, Mechthild Jonas, Ivan J Stone, Germein Linares, Xinqun Zhang, Lori Westendorf, Dennis R Benjamin, Che-Leung Law
The primary mechanism of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) is targeted delivery of a cytotoxic payload to tumor cells via cancer-associated membrane receptors. However, the tumor microenvironment likely plays a role in ADC penetration, distribution, and processing and thus impacts the overall antitumor activity. Here, we report on the potential contribution of Fc-FcγR interactions between ADCs and tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) to the preclinical antitumor activities of ADCs. In the CD30+ L-428 Hodgkin lymphoma model, anti-CD30-vcMMAE and a non-binding control (hIgG-vcMMAE) demonstrated similar antitumor activity as well as similar payload release in the tumors...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341301/disease-modeling-in-stem-cell-derived-3d-organoid-systems
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REVIEW
Devanjali Dutta, Inha Heo, Hans Clevers
Organoids are 3D in vitro culture systems derived from self-organizing stem cells. They can recapitulate the in vivo architecture, functionality, and genetic signature of original tissues. Thus, organoid technology has been rapidly applied to understanding stem cell biology, organogenesis, and various human pathologies. The recent development of human patient-derived organoids has enabled disease modeling with precision, highlighting their great potential in biomedical applications, translational medicine, and personalized therapy...
March 21, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338291/versatile-polymer-nanoparticles-as-two-photon-triggered-photosensitizers-for-simultaneous-cellular-deep-tissue-imaging-and-photodynamic-therapy
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Liang Guo, Jiechao Ge, Qian Liu, Qingyan Jia, Hongyan Zhang, Weimin Liu, Guangle Niu, Sha Liu, Jianru Gong, Steffen Hackbarth, Pengfei Wang
Clinical applications of current photodynamic therapy (PDT) photosensitizers (PSs) are often limited by their absorption in the UV-vis range that possesses limited tissue penetration ability, leading to ineffective therapeutic response for deep-seated tumors. Alternatively, two-photon excited PS (TPE-PS) using NIR light triggered is one the most promising candidates for PDT improvement. Herein, multimodal polymer nanoparticles (PNPs) from polythiophene derivative as two-photon fluorescence imaging as well as two-photon-excited PDT agent are developed...
March 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338285/remote-control-of-cellular-functions-the-role-of-smart-nanomaterials-in-the-medicine-of-the-future
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REVIEW
Giada Graziana Genchi, Attilio Marino, Agostina Grillone, Ilaria Pezzini, Gianni Ciofani
The remote control of cellular functions through smart nanomaterials represents a biomanipulation approach with unprecedented potential applications in many fields of medicine, ranging from cancer therapy to tissue engineering. By actively responding to external stimuli, smart nanomaterials act as real nanotransducers able to mediate and/or convert different forms of energy into both physical and chemical cues, fostering specific cell behaviors. This report describes those classes of nanomaterials that have mostly paved the way to a "wireless" control of biological phenomena, focusing the discussion on some examples close to the clinical practice...
March 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338214/light-therapies-for-acne-abridged-cochrane-systematic-review-including-grade-assessments
#17
REVIEW
J Barbaric, R Abbott, P Posadzki, M Car, L H Gunn, A M Layton, A Majeed, J Car
We undertook a Cochrane review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the effects of light-based interventions for acne vulgaris. We searched the Cochrane Skin Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, LILACS, ISI Web of Science, and grey literature sources (September 2015). We used the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation Working Group approach to assess the quality of evidence (QE). We included 71 RCTs (4211 participants, median sample size 31). Results from a single study (n = 266, low QE) showed little or no difference in effectiveness on participants' assessment of improvement between 20% aminolevulinic acid (ALA) photodynamic therapy (PDT), activated by blue light, versus vehicle plus blue light, whereas another study (n = 180) of a comparison of ALA-PDT (red light) concentrations showed 20% ALA-PDT was no more effective than 15%, but better than 10% and 5% ALA-PDT...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337786/vulnerable-emotional-expression-in-emotion-focused-couples-therapy-relating-interactional-processes-to-outcome
#18
Jacqueline M McKinnon, Leslie S Greenberg
This study examined whether interactions characterized by high expression of emotional vulnerability in one partner followed by a highly supportive response style by the other partner predicted greater improvement on domains of forgiveness, unfinished business, trust, and relationship satisfaction in a sample of 32 couples presenting for Emotion Focused Couples Therapy with unresolved emotional injuries. For each outcome measure, two separate hierarchical regression models were tested (injured partner vulnerability and offending partner supportiveness; offending partner vulnerability and injured partner supportiveness)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337453/mir-373-3p-targets-dkk1-to-promote-emt-induced-metastasis-via-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Junquan Weng, Hui Zhang, Cheng Wang, Jianfeng Liang, Guanhui Chen, Wenqing Li, Haikuo Tang, Jinsong Hou
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate gene expression and at the same time mediate tumorigenesis. miR-373-3p has diverse effects in tumors, but its role in tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) remains unknown. The purpose of this study is to determine the function of miR-373-3p in the progression of TSCC. Our results brought to light that miR-373-3p is markedly upregulated in clinical TSCC tissues compared with paired adjacent normal tissues and has significant correlation with a more aggressive TSCC phenotype in patients...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337356/cervical-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-children-with-lymphedema-of-all-four-extremities-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Livia Maria Pereira de Godoy, Paula Pereira de Godoy Capeletto, José Maria Pereira de Godoy, Maria de Fátima Guerreiro Godoy
Aim. The aim of this study is to report on the use of cervical stimulation as monotherapy to reduce swelling and normalize the size of limbs in two children with lymphedema of all four extremities. Case Presentation. One child also had hemifacial edema. In both cases, the mothers were trained to perform cervical stimulation under professional supervision. The cases of two girls, one of eight months and the other of six months, with primary congenital lymphedema are described. Outcome. After clinical diagnosis, the patients started treatment with cervical stimulation three times per week...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
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