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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938546/the-highly-expressed-col4a1-genes-contributes-to-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-the-invasive-ductal-carcinomas
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Rongzhong Jin, Jia Shen, Tiancheng Zhang, Qiliang Liu, Caihua Liao, Hailin Ma, Sijing Li, Zhaoxia Yu
BACKGROUND: Invasive ductal carcinoma is a kind of very typical breast cancer. The goal of our research was to figure out the molecular mechanism of Invasive ductal carcinoma and to find out its potential therapy targets. RESULTS: The total amount of 478 differentially expressed genes in Invasive ductal carcinoma which compared with normal breast epithelial cells were recognized. Functional enrichment analysis proved the most part of differentially expressed genes had connection with ECM-receptor interaction...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938505/-treatment-targets-in-hypertension
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Rainer Düsing
The optimal target blood pressure (BP) in the treatment of hypertensive patients remains controversial. Recently, the systolic blood pressure trial (SPRINT) has proposed that a target systolic blood pressure of < 120 mmHg provides prognostic benefit in elderly hypertensive patients at high cardiovascular risk. The results of SPRINT contrast with several other intervention trials which have investigated the effect of intense BP lowering (Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes [SPS3], Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes [ACCORD], Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation [HOPE]-3)...
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938053/persistent-hotspots-of-lymphatic-filariasis-microfilaraemia-despite-14-years-of-mass-drug-administration-in-ghana
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Nana-Kwadwo Biritwum, Paul Yikpotey, Benjamin K Marfo, Samuel Odoom, Ernest O Mensah, Odame Asiedu, Bright Alomatu, Edward T Hervie, Abednego Yeboah, Serge Ade, Sven G Hinderaker, Anthony Reid, Kudakwashe C Takarinda, Benjamin Koudou, Joseph B Koroma
Background: Among the 216 districts in Ghana, 98 were declared endemic for lymphatic filariasis in 1999 after mapping. Pursuing the goal of elimination, WHO recommends annual treatment using mass drugs administration (MDA) for at least 5 years. MDA was started in the country in 2001 and reached national coverage in 2006. By 2014, 69 districts had 'stopped-MDA' (after passing the transmission assessment survey) while 29 others remained with persistent microfilaraemia (mf) prevalence (≥1%) despite more than 11 years of MDA and were classified as 'hotspots'...
December 1, 2016: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936802/significance-of-mitochondrial-protein-post-translational-modifications-in-pathophysiology-of-brain-injury
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Nina Klimova, Aaron Long, Tibor Kristian
Mitochondria are complex organelles that undergo constant fusion and fission in order to adapt to the ever-changing cellular environment. The fusion/fission proteins, localized in the inner and outer mitochondrial membrane, play critical roles under pathological conditions such as acute brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases. Post-translational modifications of these proteins tightly regulate their function and activity, ultimately impacting mitochondrial dynamics and their efficiency to generate ATP. The individual post-translational modifications that are known to affect mitochondrial dynamics include SUMOylation, ubiquitination, phosphorylation, S-nitrosylation, acetylation, O-linked N-acetyl-glucosamine glycosylation, ADP-ribosylation, and proteolytic cleavage...
September 21, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936791/nmda-receptors-and-no-cgmp-signaling-pathway-mediate-the-diazepam-induced-sensitization-to-withdrawal-signs-in-mice
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Sylwia Talarek, Joanna Listos, Jolanta Orzelska-Gorka, Anna Serefko, Jolanta Kotlińska
The goal of the present study was to examine the effects of N-methyl-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists-memantine and ketamine and the drugs modifying the NO:cGMP pathway-NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) and 7-nitroindazole (7-NI), the endogenous precursor of NO-L-arginine, and the guanylyl cyclase inhibitor-methylene blue (MB) on the development of sensitization to withdrawal signs precipitated after chronic, interrupted treatment with diazepam, a benzodiazepine receptor agonist, in mice. To develop the sensitization, the mice were divided into groups: continuously and sporadically (with two diazepam-free periods) treated with diazepam (15 mg/kg, sc)...
September 21, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936717/developing-a-typology-of-patient-generated-behavioral-goals-for-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-chronic-pain-cbt-cp-classification-and-predicting-outcomes
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Alicia A Heapy, Laura Wandner, Mary A Driscoll, Kathryn LaChappelle, Rebecca Czlapinski, Brenda T Fenton, John D Piette, James E Aikens, Mary R Janevic, Robert D Kerns
Patient-generated treatment goals describe what patients value, yet the content of these goals, and the relationship among goal types, goal accomplishment, and treatment outcomes has received little examination. We used inductive sorting to categorize patient-generated goals made by 147 adults receiving cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain. The resulting goal categories were: Physical Activity (29.0%), Functional Status (24.6%), Wellness (16.3%), Recreational Activities (11.3%), House/Yard Work (9...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936555/resveratrol-suppresses-melanoma-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mir-221-and-inducing-tfg-expression
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Fangfang Wu, Liying Cui
Resveratrol (Res) is a natural compound with anti-cancer effects. The goal of this study is to evaluate the suppression of Res in melanoma and investigate its relationship with miRNAs during this process. The in vitro and in vivo anti-cancer abilities of Res were evaluated using cellular assays and animal model. Two melanoma cell lines (A375 and MV3) were used for both in vitro assay and in vivo experiments. qRT-PCR and Western blot were used to detect the changes in gene expressions and protein levels. Dual-luciferase reporter assay and bioinformatic tools were used to further confirm the protein binding and activation of targeted genes...
September 21, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935545/integrated-molecular-analysis-of-tamoxifen-resistant-invasive-lobular-breast-cancer-cells-identifies-mapk-and-grm-mglur-signaling-as-therapeutic-vulnerabilities
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Hillary Stires, Mary M Heckler, Xiaoyong Fu, Zhao Li, Catherine S Grasso, Michael J Quist, Joseph A Lewis, Uwe Klimach, Alan Zwart, Akanksha Mahajan, Balázs Győrffy, Luciane R Cavalli, Rebecca B Riggins
Invasive lobular breast cancer (ILC) is an understudied malignancy with distinct clinical, pathological, and molecular features that distinguish it from the more common invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). Mounting evidence suggests that estrogen receptor-alpha positive (ER+) ILC has a poor response to Tamoxifen (TAM), but the mechanistic drivers of this are undefined. In the current work, we comprehensively characterize the SUM44/LCCTam ILC cell model system through integrated analysis of gene expression, copy number, and mutation, with the goal of identifying actionable alterations relevant to clinical ILC that can be co-targeted along with ER to improve treatment outcomes...
September 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935359/disparities-by-sex-tracked-in-the-2015-national-healthcare-quality-and-disparities-report-trends-across-national-quality-strategy-priorities-health-conditions-and-access-measures
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Jennifer E Moore, Atlang Mompe, Ernest Moy
INTRODUCTION: Established by the Affordable Care Act, the National Quality Strategy (NQS) is the national policy goals aimed at improving the quality of health care for all Americans. The NQS established six priorities to provide better, more affordable care for individuals and communities. This is the first analysis of data on the NQS and access measures that focus on sex differences, health conditions, trends, and disparities. METHODS: Measures from the 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) for the four National Quality Strategy priorities (Patient Safety, Person Centered Care, Effective Treatment and Healthy Living), access to care, and health conditions for women were compared to measures for men...
September 19, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935227/physiotherapy-education-and-training-prior-to-upper-abdominal-surgery-is-memorable-and-has-high-treatment-fidelity-a-nested-mixed-methods-randomised-controlled-study
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Ianthe Boden, Doa El-Ansary, Nadia Zalucki, Iain K Robertson, Laura Browning, Elizabeth H Skinner, Linda Denehy
OBJECTIVES: To (1) assess memorability and treatment fidelity of pre-operative physiotherapy education prior to elective upper abdominal surgery and, (2) to explore patient opinions on pre-operative education. DESIGN: Mixed-methods analysis of a convenience sample within a larger parallel-group, double-blinded, randomised controlled trial with concealed allocation and intention-to-treat analysis. SETTING: Tertiary Australian hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-nine patients having upper abdominal surgery attending pre-admission clinic within six-weeks of surgery...
September 1, 2017: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935135/non-invasive-rapid-ablation-of-tissue-volume-using-histotripsy
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Jonathan E Lundt, Steven P Allen, Jiaqi Shi, Timothy L Hall, Charles A Cain, Zhen Xu
Histotripsy is a non-invasive, non-thermal ablation technique that uses high-amplitude, focused ultrasound pulses to fractionate tissue via acoustic cavitation. The goal of this study was to illustrate the potential of histotripsy with electronic focal steering to achieve rapid ablation of a tissue volume at a rate matching or exceeding those of current clinical techniques (∼1-2 mL/min). Treatment parameters were established in tissue-mimicking phantoms and applied to ex vivo tissue. Six-microsecond pulses were delivered by a 250-kHz array...
September 18, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935034/persistence-with-dabigatran-therapy-at-2%C3%A2-years-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Miney Paquette, Lionel Riou França, Christine Teutsch, Hans-Christoph Diener, Shihai Lu, Sergio J Dubner, Chang Sheng Ma, Kenneth J Rothman, Kristina Zint, Jonathan L Halperin, Menno V Huisman, Gregory Y H Lip, Robby Nieuwlaat
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend long-term oral anticoagulation therapy for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Treatment discontinuation rates in vitamin K antagonist (VKA)-treated patients are high but may be lower with non-VKA oral anticoagulant agents. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to describe and explore predictors of dabigatran etexilate persistence in patients with newly diagnosed AF over 2 years of follow-up. METHODS: Consecutive patients newly diagnosed with AF and ≥1 stroke risk factor were followed up for 2 years...
September 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934899/knowledge-about-and-attitude-towards-fertility-preservation-in-young-female-cancer-patients-a-cross-sectional-online-survey
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Corinne Urech, Verena Ehrbar, Jacky Boivin, Madleina Müller, Judith Alder, Rosanna Zanetti Dällenbach, Christoph Rochlitz, Sibil Tschudin
Recent advances in cancer therapy have resulted in an increased number of long-term cancer survivors. However, because of their treatment, women might be confronted with impaired fertility. The options of fertility preservation (FP) techniques are increasing. The goal of this study was to assess knowledge about, and attitudes towards, fertility preservation in young female cancer patients. A cross-sectional online survey was conducted including 155 former female cancer patients from English and German speaking countries...
September 22, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934736/reduced-drinking-in-alcohol-dependence-treatment-what-is-the-evidence
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Karl Mann, Henri-Jean Aubin, Katie Witkiewitz
Abstinence from alcohol has been the prevailing treatment goal for individuals with alcohol dependence (AD) within the context of specialty alcohol treatment. Yet, alcohol use has been conceptualized as existing on a continuum. Importantly, most people who meet criteria for AD and could benefit from treatment never receive treatment. About half of these individuals do not seek treatment because they report a desire to continue drinking. To increase acceptability of treatment, reductions in alcohol consumption have been examined as alternative outcomes in treatment trials for AD...
September 22, 2017: European Addiction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934705/vitamin-c-the-next-step-in-sepsis-management
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REVIEW
J Teng, A Pourmand, M Mazer-Amirshahi
Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition, affecting approximately 26 million people worldwide every year. The disease is a continuum, marked by dysregulated inflammation and hemodynamic instability leading to shock, multi-system organ dysfunction, and death. Over the past decades, there has been a focus on the early identification and treatment of sepsis primarily with bundled and goal directed therapy. Despite these advances, morbidity and mortality has remained high, prompting investigation into novel therapies...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934346/antibacterial-effects-of-carbon-dots-in-combination-with-other-antimicrobial-reagents
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Xiuli Dong, Mohamad Al Awak, Nicholas Tomlinson, Yongan Tang, Ya-Ping Sun, Liju Yang
This study was designed to investigate the antimicrobial effects of CDots in combination with other antimicrobial reagents, including H2O2, Na2CO3, and AcOH (acetic acid). CDots were synthesized and passivated with 2,2'-(ethylenedioxy)bis(ethylamine) (EDA). The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of CDots was 64 μg/mL on both Gram negative bacteria E.coli cells and Gram positive bacteria Bacillus subtilis cells. When CDots were combined with H2O2, antibacterial synergistic effects were observed based on the fractional inhibitory concentration (FIC) index, and further confirmed by an isobologram analysis and viable cell number counting methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934249/variability-in-objective-and-subjective-measures-affects-baseline-values-in-studies-of-patients-with-copd
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Wayne H Anderson, Jae Wook Ha, David J Couper, Wanda K O'Neal, R Graham Barr, Eugene R Bleecker, Elizabeth E Carretta, Christopher B Cooper, Claire M Doerschuk, M Bradley Drummond, MeiLan K Han, Nadia N Hansel, Victor Kim, Eric C Kleerup, Fernando J Martinez, Stephen I Rennard, Donald Tashkin, Prescott G Woodruff, Robert Paine, Jeffrey L Curtis, Richard E Kanner
RATIONALE: Understanding the reliability and repeatability of clinical measurements used in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease progression is of critical importance across all disciplines of clinical practice and in clinical trials to assess therapeutic efficacy and safety. OBJECTIVES: Our goal is to understand normal variability for assessing true changes in health status and to more accurately utilize this data to differentiate disease characteristics and outcomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933999/minimal-residual-disease-assessment-in-lymphoma-methods-and-applications
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Alex F Herrera, Philippe Armand
Standard methods for disease response assessment in patients with lymphoma, including positron emission tomography and computed tomography scans, are imperfect. In other hematologic malignancies, particularly leukemias, the ability to detect minimal residual disease (MRD) is increasingly influencing treatment paradigms. However, in many subtypes of lymphoma, the application of MRD assessment techniques, like flow cytometry or polymerase chain reaction-based methods, has been challenging because of the absence of readily detected circulating disease or canonic chromosomal translocations...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933924/a-revolutionary-attack-on-tobacco-bolshevik-antismoking-campaigns-in-the-1920s
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Tricia A Starks
Using archival records of the Commissariat of Public Health, journals, and propaganda materials from the antismoking campaign of the Soviet 1920s, this article argues that the revolutionary state pursued an antitobacco policy unique in the world in its attack on tobacco use at a national scale. The commissar of public health, Nikolai Alexandrovich Semashko, attempted to severely curtail tobacco cultivation and production, limit tobacco sales, and create a public opinion against tobacco with a propaganda campaign...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933846/inhibition-of-calcium-dependent-protein-kinase-1-cdpk1-by-pyrazolopyrimidine-analogs-decreases-establishment-and-reoccurrence-of-central-nervous-system-disease-by-toxoplasma-gondii
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Florentine U Rutaganira, Jennifer Barks, Mary Savari Dhason, Qiuling Wang, Michael Steven Lopez, Shaojun Long, Joshua B Radke, Nathaniel G Jones, Amarendar R Maddirala, James W Janetka, Majida El Bakkouri, Raymond Hui, Kevan M Shokat, L David Sibley
Calcium dependent protein kinase 1 (CDPK1) is an essential enzyme in the opportunistic pathogen Toxoplasma gondii. CDPK1 controls multiple processes that are essential to the intracellular replicative cycle of T. gondii including secretion of adhesins, motility, invasion, and egress. Remarkably, CDPK1 contains a small glycine gatekeeper residue in the ATP binding pocket making it sensitive to ATP-competitive inhibitors with bulky substituents that complement this expanded binding pocket. Here we explored structure-activity relationships of a series of pyrazolopyrimidine inhibitors of CDPK1 with the goals of increasing selectivity over host enzymes, improving anti-parasite potency, and improving metabolic stability...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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