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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102773/the-optimal-duration-of-anticoagulant-therapy-after-unprovoked-venous-thromboembolism-still-a-challenging-issue
#1
Giovanna Elmi, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Raffaele Pesavento
As about 50 % of patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) will develop new episodes after discontinuing therapy, indefinite treatment is suggested in patients with low or moderate bleeding risk. Baseline and post-baseline factors can help clinicians to identify patients at high risk of recurrence, who require extended treatment. Residual vein obstruction and D-dimer assay have been shown to be suitable methods for assessing the risk of VTE recurrences after a first unprovoked VTE. In treatment for VTE the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) is growing instead of the standard adjusted dose of vitamin K antagonists...
January 19, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101619/-all-rounder-vitamin%C3%A2-d
#2
S Unholzer, A Rothmund, E Haen
BACKGROUND: Many indications are discussed for vitamin D substitution, such as osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, cancer and psychiatric diseases. Also discussed is the fact that the majority of the German population suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. OBJECTIVE: Review of the study results for these individual diseases and a critical analysis of the currently established therapeutic reference range, which defines a vitamin D deficiency. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A literature search was carried out in the statements of the German Society for Nutrition, in scientific publications and journals...
January 18, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100868/growth-inhibition-of-refractory-human-gallbladder-cancer-cells-by-retinol-and-its-mechanism-of-action
#3
Chuan Li, Masahiko Imai, Shinya Hasegawa, Masahiro Yamasaki, Noriko Takahashi
Among the constituents of the essential nutrient vitamin A, retinol is a potent suppressor of refractory cancer cell growth linked to tumor progression, showing greater efficacy than retinoic acid (RA). However, the mechanisms of retinol action on human refractory cancer are not known well. In the current study, we examined the actions of retinol on proliferation of human gallbladder cancer NOZ C-1 cells. Retinol and RA inhibited the proliferation of human NOZ C-1 cells in dose-dependent manner, while RA was less potent than retinol...
January 18, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100867/effects-of-pre-and-post-administration-of-vitamin-a-on-the-growth-of-refractory-cancers-in-xenograft-mice
#4
Chuan Li, Masahiko Imai, Masahiro Yamasaki, Shinya Hasegawa, Noriko Takahashi
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that is obtained from the daily diet. The major forms of vitamin A in the body consist of retinol, retinal, retinoic acid (RA), and retinyl esters. Retinal is fundamental for vision and RA is used in clinical therapy of human acute promyelocytic leukemia. The actions of retinol and retinyl palmitate (RP) are not known well. Recently, we found that retinol is a potent anti-proliferative agent against human refractory cancers, including gallbladder cancer, being more effective than RA, while RP was inactive...
January 18, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097871/redox-responsive-self-assembly-micelles-from-poly-n-acryloylmorpholine-block-2-acryloyloxyethyl-ferrocene-carboxylate-amphiphilic-block-copolymers-as-drug-release-carriers
#5
Feng Xu, He Li, Yan-Ling Luo, Wei Tang
Novel well-defined redox-responsive ferrocene-containing amphiphilic block copolymers (PACMO-b-PAEFC) were synthesized by ATRP, with poly(N-acryloylmorpholine) (PACMO) as hydrophilic blocks and poly(2-acryloyloxyethyl ferrocenecarboxylate) (PAEFC) as hydrophobic blocks. The copolymers were characterized by FTIR, 1H NMR, and gel permeation chromatography, and the crystalline behavior was determined by X-ray diffraction and small-angle X-ray scattering. The results showed that the size of the lamellar crystals and crystallinity vary with the systematic compositions while the periodic structure of the lamellar stacks has no obvious change...
January 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097728/dabigatran-etexilate-in-a-vitamin-k-antagonist-non-responder-patient-during-heartware-hvad-support
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Andrea Baronetto, Paolo Centofanti, Matteo Attisani, Massimo Boffini, Davide Ricci, Erika Simonato, Mauro Rinaldi
We report a case of a patient supported with a HeartWare left ventricular assist device for idiopathic cardiomyopathy who was resistance to vitamin-K antagonists three months after implantation. The patient initially started low-molecular-weight heparin therapy and then, after the onset of an ischemic stroke, switched to dabigatran etexilate (DE). The patient had progressive recovery of cardiac function for which the device was explanted. No thrombotic or bleeding events occurred during DE therapy.
January 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097334/the-role-of-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices-in-the-detection-and-treatment-of-subclinical-atrial-fibrillation-a-review
#7
Paul L Hess, Jeff S Healey, Christopher B Granger, Stuart J Connolly, Paul D Ziegler, John H Alexander, Peter R Kowey, Christian T Ruff, Greg Flaker, Jonathan L Halperin, Robert G Hart, Renato D Lopes
Importance: Subclinical atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased risk for stroke. Observations: Subclinical AF is asymptomatic, short in duration, and usually detected with long-term, continuous monitoring. Most prior studies have explored its consequences using cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). Although current prevalence estimates are derived from study populations with prior CIEDs, 3 trials will assess the time to a first AF diagnosis among patients receiving a CIED for purposes of AF detection...
January 11, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096987/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-a-second-line-treatment-for-brodifacoum-poisoning-following-an-anaphylactoid-reaction-to-vitamin-k
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Ying Deng, Li Qiu
Vitamin K1 is the first-line therapy to brodifacoum poisoning. Anaphylactoid reactions may occur anytime during intravenous administration of vitamin K1 injection. Vitamin K1 must be ceased when anaphylactoid reactions emerge, and therapeutic plasma exchange could be a second-line option.
January 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091942/all-trans-retinoic-acid-supplementation-prevents-cardiac-fibrosis-and-cytokines-induced-by-methylglyoxal
#9
Umadevi Subramanian, Devipriya Nagarajan
Methylglyoxal (MG), a metabolic intermediate of glycolysis is a precursor for endogeneous production of advanced glycation end-products. The increased production of MG have negative influence over the structure and function of different biomolecules and thus plays an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiac complications. Retinoic acid (RA), an active metabolite of vitamin A, has a major role in preventing cardiac remodeling and ventricular fibrosis. Hence, the objective of the present study was to determine whether rats administered with all-trans retinoic acid (RA) could attenuate MG induced pathological effects...
January 14, 2017: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091752/management-of-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-practice-patterns-and-outcomes-of-cinacalcet-treatment-with-or-without-active-vitamin%C3%A2-d-in-austria-and-switzerland-the-observational-transit-study
#10
Wolfgang Pronai, Alexander R Rosenkranz, Andreas Bock, Renate Klauser-Braun, Christine Jäger, Gunther Pendl, Margit Hemetsberger, Karl Lhotta
Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a complex disorder requiring an individualized multicomponent treatment approach. This study was conducted to identify treatment combinations used in clinical practice in Austria and Switzerland and the potential to control this disorder. A total of 333 adult hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients were analyzed. All patients received conventional care prior to initiation of a cinacalcet-based regimen. During the study, treatment components, e.g. cinacalcet, active vitamin D analogues and phosphate binders, were adapted to individual patient requirements and treatment dynamics were documented...
January 13, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087376/ir780-loaded-tpgs-tos-micelles-for-breast-cancer-photodynamic-therapy
#11
Cleide Pais-Silva, Duarte de Melo-Diogo, Ilídio J Correia
IR780 iodide is a near-infrared (NIR) dye with a huge potential for cancer imaging and phototherapy. However, its biomedical application is strongly impaired by its lipophilic character. Herein, amphiphilic micelles based on d-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate (TPGS) and d-α-tocopheryl succinate (TOS), two vitamin E derivatives with intrinsic anticancer activity, are explored to load IR780. IR780-loaded micelles with suitable sizes are obtained by using specific TPGS and TOS weight feed ratios during micelles formulation and these are able to encapsulate IR780 with high efficiency...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086887/patients-and-physicians-perceptions-and-attitudes-about-oral-anticoagulation-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-qualitative-systematic-review
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Gemma Mas Dalmau, Elisenda Sant Arderiu, María Belén Enfedaque Montes, Ivan Solà, Sandra Pequeño Saco, Pablo Alonso Coello
BACKGROUND: Oral anticoagulant therapy reduces the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, but many patients are still not prescribed this therapy. The causes of underuse of vitamin K antagonists oral anticoagulants are not clear but could be related, in part, to patients' and physicians' perceptions and attitudes towards the benefits and downsides of this treatment. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate and synthesize patients' and physicians' perceptions and attitudes towards the benefits and downsides of vitamin K antagonist, in order to explore potential factors related with its underuse...
January 13, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079536/non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-severe-inherited-thrombophilia-a-series-of-33-patients
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Anetta Undas, Tadeusz Goralczyk
The aim of the study was to investigate whether treatment with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) is effective and well tolerated in real-life patients following venous thromboembolism (VTE) associated with severe inherited thrombophilia. We evaluated 33 consecutive patients with severe inherited thrombophilia, defined as the presence of deficiencies in protein C, protein S, or anti-thrombin, homozygous factor V Leiden and prothrombin G20210A mutations, or combined defects. The patients were recruited from March 2010 to December 2015 and followed till July 2016...
January 12, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079367/robust-responsive-and-targeted-plga-anticancer-nanomedicines-by-combining-reductively-cleavable-surfactant-and-covalent-hyaluronic-acid-coating
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Jintian Wu, Jian Zhang, Chao Deng, Fenghua Meng, Ru Cheng, Zhiyuan Zhong
PLGA-based nanomedicines have enormous potential for targeted cancer therapy. To boost their stability, targetability and intracellular drug release, here we developed novel multifunctional PLGA anticancer nanomedicines by combining a reductively cleavable surfactant (RCS), vitamin E-SS-oligo(methyl diglycol L-glutamate), with covalent hyaluronic acid (HA) coating. Reduction-sensitive HA-coated PLGA nanoparticles (rHPNPs) were obtained with small sizes of 55 - 61 nm and zeta potentials of -26.7 - -28.8 mV at 18...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077342/can-stoss-therapy-be-used-in-children-with-vitamin-d-deficiency-or-insufficiency-without-rickets
#15
Cemil Koçyiğit, Gönül Çatlı, Gülberat İnce, Elif Büşra Özkan, Bumin Nuri Dündar
OBJECTIVE: Stoss treatment has also been suggested due to non-skeletal benefits of vitamin D in adults, but no sufficient data are present about the optimal dose of vitamin D replacement in children with vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency without rickets. This study aimed to compare efficiency/side effects of two different stoss therapy regimens (10.000 IU/kg and 300.000 IU vitamin-D3) administered in children with vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency without rickets. METHODS: Sixty-four children who had vitamin-D deficiency/insufficiency were studied...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076676/use-of-metformin-for-cardiometabolic-risks-in-psychiatric-practice-need-to-know-safety-issues
#16
Chittaranjan Andrade
Metformin, a biguanide drug, is emerging as an important treatment option for the prevention or treatment of weight gain, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and the metabolic syndrome in psychiatric patients, especially those who require or receive antipsychotic drugs. Metformin treatment is commonly associated with gastrointestinal adverse effects; the risk of these is reduced by gradual dose uptitration, administration of the drug with meals, and use of a time-release formulation. Lactic acidosis, a potentially fatal complication of biguanide therapy, is very rare with metformin; the risk can be reduced by avoidance of its prescription in patients with impaired renal function, impaired liver function, cardiac failure, and certain other conditions...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075425/management-of-fibromyalgia-practical-guides-from-recent-evidence-based-guidelines
#17
Winfried Häuser, Jacob Ablin, Serge Perrot, Mary-Ann Fitzcharles
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a prevalent and costly condition worldwide, affecting approximately 2% of the general population. Recent evidence- and consensus-based guidelines from Canada, Germany, Israel and the European League Against Rheumatism aim to support physicians in achieving a comprehensive diagnostic work-up of patients with chronic widespread pain (CWP) and to assist patients and physicians in shared decision making on treament options. Every patient with CWP requires at the first medical evaluation a complete history, medical examination and some laboratory tests (complete blood count, C-reactive protein, serum calcium, creatine phosphokinase, thyroid stimulating hormone, 25-OH vitamin D) to screen for metabolic or inflammatory causes of CWP...
January 4, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075090/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-diagnosis-and-management
#18
Jennifer Wipperman, Kyle Goerl
Carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity, is caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel. Classically, patients with the condition experience pain and paresthesias in the distribution of the median nerve, which includes the palmar aspect of the thumb, index and middle fingers, and radial half of the ring finger. Additional clues include positive physical examination findings, such as the flick sign, Phalen maneuver, and median nerve compression test...
December 15, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074906/antiproliferative-effects-of-1%C3%AE-oh-vitd3-in-malignant-melanoma-potential-therapeutic-implications
#19
Lucia Spath, Alessandra Ulivieri, Luca Lavra, Laura Fidanza, Marta Carlesimo, Maria Giubettini, Alessandra Narcisi, Emidio Luciani, Barbara Bucci, Daniela Pisani, Salvatore Sciacchitano, Armando Bartolazzi
Early detection and surgery represent the mainstay of treatment for superficial melanoma, but for high risk lesions (Breslow's thickness >0.75 mm) an effective adjuvant therapy is lacking. Vitamin D insufficiency plays a relevant role in cancer biology. The biological effects of 1α hydroxycholecalciferol on experimental melanoma models were investigated. 105 melanoma patients were checked for 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (circulating vitamin D) serum levels. Human derived melanoma cell lines and in vivo xenografts were used for studying 1α-hydroxycholecalciferol-mediated biological effects on cell proliferation and tumor growth...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074487/higher-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-are-associated-with-greater-odds-of-remission-with-anti-tumour-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-medications-among-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#20
R W Winter, E Collins, B Cao, M Carrellas, A M Crowell, J R Korzenik
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D has been linked to disease activity among patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Prior investigation has also suggested that vitamin D levels may affect duration of therapy with anti-tumour necrosis factor-α (anti-TNF-α) medications among patients with IBD. AIM: To evaluate the relationship between vitamin D levels and odds of reaching remission while on an anti-TNF-α medication. METHODS: A total of 521 IBD patients enrolled in the Brigham and Women's IBD Centre database were eligible for inclusion...
January 10, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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