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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331925/biological-effects-of-ticagrelor-over-clopidogrel-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Gianluca Campo, Francesco Vieceli Dalla Sega, Rita Pavasini, Giorgio Aquila, Francesco Gallo, Francesca Fortini, Elisabetta Tonet, Paolo Cimaglia, Annamaria Del Franco, Gabriele Pestelli, Alessandro Pecoraro, Marco Contoli, Cristina Balla, Simone Biscaglia, Paola Rizzo, Roberto Ferrari
Patients with SCAD and concomitant COPD are at high risk of cardiovascular adverse events, due to chronic inflammation, responsible of endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress and heightened platelet reactivity (PR). The objective of this randomised clinical trial was to test if ticagrelor is superior to clopidogrel in improving endothelial function in patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) and concomitant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Forty-six patients with SCAD and COPD undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were randomly assigned to receive clopidogrel (n=23) or ticagrelor (n=23) on top of standard therapy with aspirin...
March 23, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331873/rapid-corneal-thinning-and-perforated-ulcerative-keratitis-in-a-patient-with-relapsing-polychondritis
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Tracy Hiu Ting Lai, Nikki Far, Alvin Lerrmann Young, Vishal Jhanji
BACKGROUND: To report rapid corneal thinning and perforation in a case with relapsing polychondritis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43 year-old male diagnosed with relapsing polychondritis suffered from bilateral scleritis, bilateral swelling of pinna, saddle nose and tracheal stenosis. The patient presented with right eye pain and redness for one month. Slit lamp examination of the right eye showed 80% peripheral corneal thinning between 3 and 7 o'clock. The best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 1...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331287/does-remifentanil-attenuate-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-better-than-dexmedetomidine-in-rat-kidney
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E Erkılıç, E Kesimci, F Alaybeyoğlu, I Kılınç, R Tural, A Yazgan, T Gümüş, A Sepici Dinçel, E G Dumlu, O Kanbak
BACKGROUND: Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is a common cause of patient morbidity and mortality in the perioperative period. Patients undergoing long-lasting, abdominal, and urogenital surgeries with risk factors such as advanced age, peripheral artery disease, diabetes mellitus, renovascular disease, and congestive heart failure are candidates for acute kidney injury (AKI) due to impaired renal perfusion and decreased functional renal reserve. Pharmacological agents with multiple functions and anti-oxidative and anti-inflammation properties may be promising preventative strategies for AKI...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330709/microorganisms-present-on-peripheral-intravenous-needleless-connectors-in-the-clinical-environment
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Karen Slater, Marie Cooke, Michael Whitby, Fiona Fullerton, Joel Douglas, Jennine Hay, Claire Rickard
The aim of this study was to quantify culturable microorganisms on needleless connectors (NCs) attached to peripheral intravenous catheters in hospitalized adult medical patients. Half (50%) of 40 NCs were contaminated with microorganisms commonly found on the skin or mouth. Staphylococcus capitis and Staphylococcus epidermidis were most commonly isolated. Emergency department insertion and higher patient dependency were statistically associated with positive NC microorganism growth. These results reaffirm the need for NC decontamination prior to access...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330607/association-between-anti-thymocyte-globulin-exposure-and-survival-outcomes-in-adult-unrelated-haemopoietic-cell-transplantation-a-multicentre-retrospective-pharmacodynamic-cohort-analysis
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Rick Admiraal, Stefan Nierkens, Moniek A de Witte, Eefke J Petersen, Ger-Jan Fleurke, Luka Verrest, Svetlana V Belitser, Robbert G M Bredius, Reinier A P Raymakers, Catherijne A J Knibbe, Monique C Minnema, Charlotte van Kesteren, Jurgen Kuball, Jaap J Boelens
BACKGROUND: Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) is used to prevent graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) after allogeneic haemopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). However, ATG can also cause delayed immune reconstitution of T cells, negatively affecting survival. We studied the relation between exposure to ATG and clinical outcomes in adult patients with acute leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndrome. METHODS: We did a retrospective, pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic analysis of data from patients with acute lymphoid leukaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia, or myelodysplastic syndrome receiving their first T-cell repleted allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell HCT with ATG (thymoglobulin) as part of non-myeloablative conditioning from March 1, 2004, to June 1, 2015...
March 16, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329410/long-term-outcome-after-a-treosulfan-based-conditioning-regimen-for-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-report-from-the-acute-leukemia-working-party-of-the-european-society-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation
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Arnon Nagler, Myriam Labopin, Dietrich Beelen, Fabio Ciceri, Liisa Volin, Avichai Shimoni, Roberto Foá, Noel Milpied, Jacopo Peccatori, Emmanuelle Polge, Audrey Mailhol, Mohamad Mohty, Bipin N Savani
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is a curative therapy for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, post-HCT relapse and regimen-related toxicity remain significant barriers to long-term survival. In recent years, new conditioning regimens have been explored to improve transplantation outcomes in patients with AML. Treosulfan combines a potent immunosuppressive and antileukemic effect with a low toxicity profile. METHODS: To investigate the role of treosulfan-based conditioning, the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Acute Leukemia Working Party performed a registry analysis of 520 adult patients with AML who received treosulfan-based conditioning and underwent HCT between 2000 and 2012, including 225 patients in first complete remission, 107 in second or later complete remission, and 188 with active/advanced disease 188 (88 with primary refractory disease)...
March 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328234/quantification-of-basal-insulin-peglispro-and-human-insulin-in-adipose-tissue-interstitial-fluid-by-open-flow-microperfusion
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Katrin Tiffner, Beate Boulgaropoulos, Christian Höfferer, Thomas Birngruber, Niels Porksen, Helle Linnebjerg, Parag Garhyan, Eric Chen Quin Lam, Mary Pat Knadler, Thomas R Pieber, Frank Sinner
BACKGROUND: Restoration of the physiologic hepatic-to-peripheral insulin gradient may be achieved by either portal vein administration or altering insulin structure to increase hepatic specificity or restrict peripheral access. Basal insulin peglispro (BIL) is a novel, PEGylated basal insulin with a flat pharmacokinetic and glucodynamic profile and altered hepatic-to-peripheral action gradient. We hypothesized reduced BIL exposure in peripheral tissues explains the latter, and in this study assessed the adipose tissue interstitial fluid (ISF) concentrations of BIL compared with human insulin (HI)...
March 22, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328136/22q11-2q13-duplication-including-sox10-causes-sex-reversal-and-peripheral-demyelinating-neuropathy-central-dysmyelinating-leukodystrophy-waardenburg-syndrome-and-hirschsprung-disease
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Nadia Falah, Jennifer E Posey, Willa Thorson, Paul Benke, Mustafa Tekin, Brocha Tarshish, James R Lupski, Tamar Harel
Diagnosis of genetic syndromes may be difficult when specific components of a disorder manifest at a later age. We present a follow up of a previous report [Seeherunvong et al., (2004); AJMGA 127: 149-151], of an individual with 22q duplication and sex-reversal syndrome. The subject's phenotype evolved to include peripheral and central demyelination, Waardenburg syndrome type IV, and Hirschsprung disease (PCWH; MIM 609136). DNA microarray analysis defined the duplication at 22q11.2q13, including SOX10. Sequencing of the coding region of SOX10 did not reveal any mutations...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326929/dendritic-spine-dysgenesis-in-superficial-dorsal-horn-sensory-neurons-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Xiaoyu C Cao, Laura W Pappalardo, Stephen G Waxman, Andrew M Tan
Neuropathic pain is a major complication of spinal cord injury, and despite aggressive efforts, this type of pain is refractory to available clinical treatment. Our previous work has demonstrated a structure-function link between dendritic spine dysgenesis on nociceptive sensory neurons in the intermediate zone, laminae IV/V, and chronic pain in central nervous system and peripheral nervous system injury models of neuropathic pain. To extend these findings, we performed a follow-up structural analysis to assess whether dendritic spine remodeling occurs on superficial dorsal horn neurons located in lamina II after spinal cord injury...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324920/an-open-label-randomized-parallel-phase-ii-trial-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-cremophor-free-polymeric-micelle-formulation-of-paclitaxel-as-first-line-treatment-for-ovarian-cancer-a-korean-gynecologic-oncology-group-study-kgog-3021
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Shin-Wha Lee, Yong-Man Kim, Chi Heum Cho, Young Tae Kim, Seok Mo Kim, Soo Young Hur, Jae-Hoon Kim, Byoung-Gie Kim, Seung-Cheol Kim, Hee-Sug Ryu, Soon Beom Kang
Purpose: Genexol-PM is a biodegradable cremophor EL-free polymeric micelle formulation of paclitaxel. Here we compared efficacy and safety of Genexol-PM plus carboplatin vs. Genexol plus carboplatin for ovarian cancer treatment. Materials and Methods: In this multicenter, randomized, phase II study, patients with FIGO IC-IV epithelial ovarian cancer were randomly assigned (1:1) to receive Genexol-PM 260 mg/m2 or Genexol 175 mg/m2 with 5 AUC carboplatin every three weeks (6 cycles)...
March 21, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323403/discovery-of-potent-antiallodynic-agents-for-neuropathic-pain-targeting-p2x3-receptors
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Young-Hwan Jung, Yong-Chul Kim, Yeo Ok Kim, Hai Lin, Joong-Heui Cho, Jin-Hee Park, So-Deok Lee, Jinsu Bae, Koon Mook Kang, Yoon Gyoon Kim, Ae Nim Pae, Hyojin Ko, Chul-Seung Park, Myung Ha Yoon
Antagonism of the P2X3 receptor is one of the potential therapeutic strategies for the management of neuropathic pain because P2X3 receptors are predominantly localized on small to medium diameter C- and Aδ-fiber primary afferent neurons, which are related to the pain-sensing system. In this study, 5-hydroxy pyridine derivatives were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their in vitro biological activities by two-electrode voltage clamp assay at hP2X3 receptors. Among the novel hP2X3 receptor antagonists, intrathecal treatment of compound 29 showed parallel efficacy with pregabalin (calcium channel modulator) and higher efficacy than AF353 (P2X3 receptor antagonist) in the evaluation of its antiallodynic effects in spinal nerve ligation rats...
March 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323284/altered-peripheral-immune-profiles-in-treatment-resistant-depression-response-to-ketamine-and-prediction-of-treatment-outcome
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D D Kiraly, S R Horn, N T Van Dam, S Costi, J Schwartz, S Kim-Schulze, M Patel, G E Hodes, S J Russo, M Merad, D V Iosifescu, D S Charney, J W Murrough
A subset of patients with depression have elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines, and some studies demonstrate interaction between inflammatory factors and treatment outcome. However, most studies focus on only a narrow subset of factors in a patient sample. In the current study, we analyzed broad immune profiles in blood from patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) at baseline and following treatment with the glutamate modulator ketamine. Serum was analyzed from 26 healthy control and 33 actively depressed TRD patients free of antidepressant medication, and matched for age, sex and body mass index...
March 21, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322834/anti-human-cd14-monoclonal-antibody-improves-survival-following-sepsis-induced-by-endotoxin-but-not-following-polymicrobial-infection
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Masaki Nakamura, Takashi Takeuchi, Kamon Shirakawa, Shoji Furusako
Cluster of differentiation 14 (CD14), a pattern recognition receptor expressed on myeloid cells and a critical component of the innate immune system, mediates local and systemic host responses to gram-negative bacterial products, including lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Therefore, CD14 is an attractive target for development of sepsis therapies, and several monoclonal anti-CD14 antibodies have been reported. In this study, we prepared an anti-human CD14 monoclonal antibody, F1024-1-3, which suppressed LPS-induced upregulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines and an adhesion molecule in human peripheral mononuclear cells and human vascular endothelial cells...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320438/regulatory-t-cell-frequency-but-not-plasma-il-33-levels-represents-potential-immunological-biomarker-to-predict-clinical-response-to-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy
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Mohan S Maddur, Emmanuel Stephen-Victor, Mrinmoy Das, Praveen Prakhar, Varun K Sharma, Vikas Singh, Magalie Rabin, Jamma Trinath, Kithiganahalli N Balaji, Francis Bolgert, Jean-Michel Vallat, Laurent Magy, Srini V Kaveri, Jagadeesh Bayry
BACKGROUND: Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a polyspecific pooled immunoglobulin G preparation and one of the commonly used therapeutics for autoimmune diseases including those of neurological origin. A recent report in murine model proposed that IVIG expands regulatory T (Treg) cells via induction of interleukin 33 (IL-33). However, translational insight on these observations is lacking. METHODS: Ten newly diagnosed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) patients were treated with IVIG at the rate of 0...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319488/an-in-vitro-assessment-of-the-efficacy-of-various-iv-cannulas-for-the-rapid-iv-fluid-administration
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Mineto Kamata, Hina Walia, Mumin Hakim, Dmitry Tumin, Joseph D Tobias
OBJECTIVES: The current study prospectively evaluates the administration of fluid through commonly used vascular cannulas of various length and diameter. DESIGN: Observational, in vitro experiment. SETTING: Not applicable. SUBJECTS: No human subjects. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Fluid (500 mL) was administered via gravity flow and with pressure assistance (pressure bag set at 300 mm Hg) through various vascular cannulas including peripheral IV catheters (22 gauge, 1 inch; 20 gauge, 1...
March 17, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319449/non-clinical-study-examining-aav8-tbg-hldlr-vector-associated-toxicity-in-chow-fed-wild-type-and-ldlr-rhesus-macaques
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Jenny A Greig, Maria P Limberis, Peter Bell, Shu-Jen Chen, Roberto Calcedo, Daniel J Rader, James M Wilson
Vectors based on adeno-associated virus serotype 8 (AAV8) have been evaluated in several clinical trials of gene therapy for hemophilia B with encouraging results. In preparation for a Phase 1 clinical trial of AAV8 gene therapy for the treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), the safety of the clinical candidate vector, AAV8.TBG.hLDLR, was evaluated in wild-type rhesus macaques and macaques heterozygous for a nonsense mutation in the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) gene (LDLR(+/-))...
March 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317655/determining-the-functional-sensibility-of-the-hand-in-patients-with-peripheral-nerve-repair-feasibility-of-using-a-novel-manual-tactile-test-for-monitoring-the-progression-of-nerve-regeneration
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Hsiu-Yun Hsu, Li-Chieh Kuo, Ta-Shen Kuan, Hsiu-Ching Yang, Fong-Chin Su, Haw-Yen Chiu, Shyh-Jou Shieh
STUDY DESIGN: Case-controlled cohort study. INTRODUCTION: Sensory function is difficult to observe during nerve regeneration processes. Traditional sensory tests are limited to identifying the level of functioning hand sensation for sensory stimulus is given passively to the cutaneous surface of the hand. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To examine the outcome changes in the manual tactile test (MTT), Semmes-Weinstein monofilament (SWM) and 2-point discrimination (2PD) tests for patients with nerve repair and to investigate the concurrent validity of MTT by comparing it with the results of traditional tests...
January 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314653/assessment-of-risk-factors-for-candidemia-in-non-neutropenic-patients-hospitalized-in-internal-medicine-wards-a-multicenter-study
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M Falcone, G Tiseo, C Tascini, A Russo, E Sozio, G Raponi, C Rosin, P Pignatelli, P Carfagna, A Farcomeni, R Luzzati, F Violi, F Menichetti, M Venditti
BACKGROUND: An increasing prevalence of candidemia has been reported in Internal Medicine wards (IMWs). The aim of our study was to identify risk factors for candidemia among non-neutropenic patients hospitalized in IMWs. METHODS: A multicenter case-control study was performed in three hospitals in Italy. Patients developing candidemia (cases) were compared to patients without candidemia (controls) matched by age, time of admission and duration of hospitalization...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303429/elevated-blood-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-a-readily-available-biomarker-associated-with-death-due-to-disease-in-high-risk-nonmetastatic-melanoma
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Jeremy L Davis, Russell C Langan, Katherine S Panageas, Junting Zheng, Michael A Postow, Mary S Brady, Charlotte Ariyan, Daniel G Coit
BACKGROUND: Elevated peripheral blood neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is associated with poor oncologic outcomes in patients with stage IV melanoma and other solid tumors, but its impact has not been characterized for patients with high-risk, nonmetastatic melanoma. METHODS: Retrospective review of a melanoma database identified patients with high-risk melanoma who underwent operation with curative intent at a single institution. NLR was calculated from blood samples obtained within 2 weeks before operation...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302419/intravenous-15-isoflurane-lipid-nanoemulsion-for-general-anesthesia-in-dogs
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Claudio C Natalini, Carolina L Krahn, Priscila B S Serpa, Joanna E Griffith, Ricardo Miyasaka de Almeida
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of a new intravenous (IV) nanoemulsified isoflurane formulation for maintenance of general anesthesia in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, crossover, experimental study. ANIMALS: Seven healthy, mature, mixed-breed dogs, three male and four female, weighing 11.5 ± 1.5 kg. METHODS: Anesthesia was induced with propofol for instrumentation. Measurements were obtained before administration of either inhaled isoflurane (Iso-I) or IV 15% isoflurane-loaded lipid nanoemulsion (Iso-nano)...
January 7, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
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