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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540494/dacryoendoscopy-guided-transcanalicular-intralesional-interferon-alpha-2b-for-canalicular-squamous-papillomas
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Mohammad Javed Ali, Swati Singh, Anasua Ganguly, Milind N Naik
Canalicular papillomatosis is a rare disorder characterized by a mass lesion arising from the epithelium as a stalk from one of the canalicular walls. Traditionally, they have been treated with an open canaliculotomy and excision biopsy with or without additional cryotherapy. A patient with upper canalicular squamous papillomas treated with dacryoendoscopy-guided transcanalicular intralesional and topical interferon alpha 2b is presented, and the ineffectiveness of interferons in this case is discussed.
May 24, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539815/increase-of-soluble-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#2
Satoshi Yamagiwa, Toru Ishikawa, Nobuo Waguri, Soichi Sugitani, Kenya Kamimura, Atsunori Tsuchiya, Masaaki Takamura, Hirokazu Kawai, Shuji Terai
Objectives: To determine whether the soluble programmed cell death ligand 1 (sPD-L1) levels in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) are associated with the clinical features of the disease and the efficacy of treatment, including interferon (IFN)-α. Methods: We investigated the sPD-L1 levels in the sera of 80 genotype 1b Japanese patients with CHC who underwent 12 weeks of telaprevir (TVR)- or simeprevir (SMV)-based triple therapy followed by 12 weeks of dual therapy with pegylated IFN-α plus ribavirin...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539717/caspase-mediated-apoptotic-effects-of-ebenus-boissieri-barbey-extracts-on-human-cervical-cancer-cell-line-hela
#3
Ece Simsek, Nilufer Imir, Esra Arslan Aydemir, Ramazan Suleyman Gokturk, Erdem Yesilada, Kayahan Fiskin
BACKGROUND: Ebenus boissieri Barbey is an Antalya, Turkey-endemic plant belonging to Fabaceae family. The aerial parts and the roots of E. boissieri Barbey were used in this study. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we have examined the apoptotic effects of hydroalcoholic extracts of E. boissieri Barbey in human cervical cancer cell line HeLa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To determine the cytotoxic effect, cells were treated with various concentrations of extracts for 24, 48, and 72 h incubation periods...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534455/effect-of-modern-surgical-treatment-on-the-inflammatory-anti-inflammatory-balance-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
#4
M Binar, T M Akcam, O Karakoc, R I Sagkan, U Musabak, M Gerek
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the inflammatory/anti-inflammatory cytokine balance - T helper 1/T helper 2 ratios - in obstructive sleep apnoea patients, before and after treatment. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients received continuous positive airway pressure treatment and 29 patients who could not tolerate continuous positive airway pressure were scheduled for surgery. Serum levels of interleukins 2, 4 and 10, tumour necrosis factor-alpha, and interferon gamma were analysed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays before and three months after treatment...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533311/converting-lymphoma-cells-into-potent-antigen-presenting-cells-for-interferon-induced-tumor-regression
#5
Jing Liao, Yan Luan, Zhenhua Ren, Xiaojuan Liu, Diyuan Xue, Hairong Xu, Zhichen Sun, Kaiting Yang, Hua Peng, Yang-Xin Fu
Anti-hCD20 is a therapeutic monoclonal antibody (mAb) that is clinically used to treat B-cell lymphoma. Some lymphomas are resistant to anti-hCD20; others relapse after treatment with anti-hCD20. Using a syngeneic immunocompetent mouse model, we observed that targeting lymphoma with interferon-alpha (IFNalpha) abolished resistance of B-cell lymphoma to anti-CD20 while limiting interferon (IFN)-associated systemic toxicity in the host. Control of tumors by a fusion of anti-CD20 and IFNalpha (anti-CD20-IFNalpha) depended on existing tumor-infiltrating CD8(+) T cells...
May 22, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523305/the-impact-of-liver-steatosis-on-early-and-sustained-treatment-response-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Alice Elena Găman, Anca Marilena Ungureanu, Adriana Turculeanu, Dan IonuŢ Gheonea, Andrei Ioan Drocaş, George Mitroi, Maria DobriŢoiu, Maria Victoria Comănescu, Andreea Doriana Stănculescu, Ramona Cioboată, Claudiu Florin Jieanu, Paul Ioan Tomescu
Steatosis is a frequent feature of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Steatosis may be an important cofactor in both accelerating fibrosis and increasing liver necroinflammatory activity in chronic hepatitis C. The main objective of this study was the evaluation of biological response rates, early viral response, sustained viral response in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with Interferon-alpha (IFN-α), Pegylated (PEG)-IFN-α2a or -α2b plus Ribavirin and to relate it to the presence of hepatic steatosis...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522115/interferon-alpha-2a-as-alternative-treatment-for-conjunctival-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
D Cruzado-Sánchez, M Salas-Diaz, W A Tellez, S E Alvarez-Matos, S Serpa-Frías
CASE REPORT: A 35 year-old male patient with a history of HIV infection characterized by progressive tumour growth in bulbar conjunctiva of the left eye, corresponding to conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma that responded to treatment with interferon alpha-2a. DISCUSSION: Interferon alpha-2b has been used at conjunctival level as a topical immunomodulator treatment, with complete remission of epithelial neoplasms being observed. However, there have not been any previous publications on the use of interferon alpha-2a, which differs from interferon alpha-2b in a single amino acid, for the treatment of conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma...
May 15, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521677/molluscum-contagiosum-an-update
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Alexander Kc Leung, Benjamin Barankin, Kam Lun Hon
BACKGROUND: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral cutaneous infection in childhood that occurs worldwide. Physicians should familiarize themselves with this common condition. OBJECTIVE: To review in depth the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, complications and, in particular, treatment of molluscum contagiosum. METHODS: A PubMed search was completed in Clinical Queries using the key term "molluscum contagiosum". Patents were searched using the key term "molluscum contagiosum" from www...
May 17, 2017: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516569/stat4-expression-and-activation-is-increased-during-mitosis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-in-skin-and-mucosa-derived-cell-types-implications-in-neoplastic-and-inflammatory-skin-diseases
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Caterina Ferreli, Chester Lai, Suzannah August, Yvonne Buggy, Pawan Kumar, Nicola Brownlow, Peter Parker, Peter S Friedmann, Michael Ardern-Jones, Chris Pickard, Eugene Healy
BACKGROUND: The signal transducer and activator of transcription-4 (STAT4/Stat4) is a transcription factor known to convey signals from interleukin-12, interleukin-23, and interferon-alpha/beta to the nucleus, resulting in activation of dendritic cells, T-helper cell differentiation and production of interferon-gamma. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a novel role for STAT4 in cell mitosis. RESULTS: Phosphoserine STAT4 (pSerSTAT4) is increased in cells undergoing mitosis, and is distributed throughout the cytoplasm during this stage of the cell cycle whilst phosphotyrosine STAT4 (pTyrSTAT4) is confined to the chromosomal compartment...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509683/conjunctival-squamous-cell-neoplasia-associated-with-ocular-cicatricial-pemphigoid
#10
Catherine J Choi, Frederick A Jakobiec, Fouad R Zakka, C Stephen Foster, James Chodosh, Suzanne K Freitag
The purpose of this study was to describe a possible causal relationship between ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP) and ocular surface squamous neoplasia. Two middle-aged female patients with already diagnosed OCP were studied in regard to the subsequent onset of conjunctival squamous neoplasia. Their clinical histories, ocular examinations, clinical photographs, and results of biopsies and any ancillary immunofluorescent laboratory evaluation studies were carefully reviewed. One patient had a preinvasive squamous dysplasia and the other an invasive squamous cell carcinoma, both in the unequivocal setting of OCP with bilateral conjunctivitis, symblephara, and forniceal foreshortening...
May 15, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507928/the-role-of-direct-acting-antivirals-in-the-treatment-of-children-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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REVIEW
Christine Hong Ting Yang, Eric R Yoo, Aijaz Ahmed
In the United States, chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects an estimated 0.1-2% of the pediatric population, who are consequently at risk for major complications, including cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and death. The current standard of treatment for chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in children is pegylated-interferon-alpha (PEG-IFN) in combination with ribavirin. PEG-IFN/ribavirin therapy is approved for children ages 3 and older; however, it is often held from use until adulthood because of its extensive list of potential side effects and high likelihood of causing adverse symptoms...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507926/decrease-of-alpha-fetoprotein-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-treated-with-direct-acting-antivirals
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Kelvin Nguyen, Melissa Jimenez, Nima Moghadam, Crystal Wu, Alex Farid, Jonathan Grotts, David Elashoff, Gina Choi, Francisco A Durazo, Mohamed M El-Kabany, Steven-Huy B Han, Sammy Saab
Background and Aims: The lack of specificity has limited the role of serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening among patients with cirrhosis related to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We sought to examine whether AFP may decrease after achieving a sustained virological response (SVR) in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis. Methods: We performed a retrospective study of patients with HCV-related cirrhosis who were cured with direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy at the University of California, Los Angeles...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505365/allograft-inflammatory-factor-1-links-t-cell-activation-interferon-response-and-macrophage-activation-in-chronic-kawasaki-disease-arteritis
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Anne H Rowley, Susan C Baker, Kwang-Youn A Kim, Stanford T Shulman, Amy Yang, David Arrollo, Matthew DeBerge, Shuling Han, Nicholas E S Sibinga, Adam J Pink, Edward B Thorp
Background.: Kawasaki disease (KD) is widely viewed as an acute arteritis. However, our pathologic studies show that chronic coronary arteritis can persist long after disease onset and is closely linked with arterial stenosis. Transcriptome profiling of acute KD arteritis tissues revealed upregulation of T lymphocyte, type I interferon, and allograft inflammatory factor-1 (AIF1) genes. We determined whether these immune responses persist in chronic KD arteritis, and we investigated the role of AIF1 in these responses...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502443/hepatitis-b-and-c
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REVIEW
Wikrom Karnsakul, Kathleen B Schwarz
Chronic viral hepatitis is a global health threat and financial burden. Hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and HCV) are the most common causes of chronic viral hepatitis in the United States. Most cases are asymptomatic before adulthood. Research has resulted in effective therapy for HCV and the promise of effective therapies for HBV. For HCV, therapy is pegylated interferon and ribavirin. Clinical trials with effective direct-acting antiviral agents are underway in pediatrics. For HBV, approved agents are alpha-interferon, lamivudine, adefovir, tenofovir, and entecavir...
June 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499018/intracystic-interferon-alpha-in-pediatric-craniopharyngioma-patients-an-international-multicenter-assessment-on-behalf-of-siope-and-ispn
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John-Paul Kilday, Massimo Caldarelli, Luca Massimi, Robert Hsin-Hung Chen, Yi Yen Lee, Muh-Lii Liang, Jeanette Parkes, Thuran Naiker, Marie-Lise van Veelen, Erna Michiels, Conor Mallucci, Benedetta Pettorini, Lisethe Meijer, Christian Dorfer, Thomas Czech, Manuel Diezi, Antoinette Yn Schouten-van Meeteren, Stefan Holm, Bengt Gustavsson, Martin Benesch, Hermann L Müller, Anika Hoffmann, Stefan Rutkowski, Joerg Flitsch, Gabriele Escherich, Michael Grotzer, Helen A Spoudeas, Kristian Azquikina, Michael Capra, Rolando Jiménez-Guerra, Patrick MacDonald, Donna L Johnston, Rina Dvir, Shlomi Constantini, Meng-Fai Kuo, Shih-Hung Yang, Ute Bartels
Background: Craniopharyngiomas are frequent hypothalamo-pituitary tumors in children, presenting predominantly as cystic lesions. Morbidity from conventional treatment has focused attention on intracystic drug delivery, hypothesized to cause fewer clinical consequences. However, the efficacy of intracystic therapy remains unclear. We report the retrospective experiences of several global centers using intracystic interferon-alpha. Methods: European Société Internationale d'Oncologie Pédiatrique and International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery centers were contacted to submit a datasheet capturing pediatric patients with cystic craniopharyngiomas who had received intracystic interferon-alpha...
May 11, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496530/assessment-of-the-relation-between-snp-in-mxa-gene-and-the-responsiveness-of-egyptian-hcv-genotype-4-patients-to-pegylated-interferon-and-ribavirin-treatment
#16
Mohamed Hassany, Amany Gamal, Nashwa Zaki, Basem Eysa
BACKGROUND: Pegylated interferon (PegIFN) is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients especially in resource limited countries. Treatment with PegIFN stimulates the expression of a number of host genes encoding enzymes with antiviral activities, including myxovirus resistance gene-A (MxA gene). MxA gene was found to have a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at position -88 in the promoter region that affects the expression of MxA gene protein and was suggested to affect the treatment outcome...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494927/comparison-of-interferon-and-bovine-herpesvirus-1-specific-iga-levels-in-nasal-secretions-of-dairy-cattle-administered-an-intranasal-modified-live-viral-vaccine-prior-to-calving-or-on-the-day-of-calving
#17
Victor S Cortese, Amelia Woolums, David J Hurley, Roy Berghaus, John K Bernard, Thomas H Short
Thirty-two Holstein cows were allocated to receive intranasal vaccination with modified live bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1), bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) and parainfluenza type 3 virus (PI3V) vaccine either two weeks prior to their projected calving date, or within 24h after calving. Nasal secretions were collected twice at a 12-h interval on the day prior to vaccination (day 0) and at 2, 4, 7, 10 and 14days post vaccination to measure interferon (IFN) alpha, IFN-beta, IFN-gamma, and BHV-1-specific IgA by ELISA...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492391/hepatitis-c-virus-drives-increased-type-i-interferon-associated-impairments-associated-with-fibrosis-severity-in-antiretroviral-treatment-treated-hiv-1-hepatitis-c-virus-coinfected-individuals
#18
Morgane Griesbeck, Marc-Antoine Valantin, Karine Lacombe, Assia Samri-Hassimi, Julie Bottero, Catherine Blanc, Zineb Sbihi, Rima Zoorob, Christine Katlama, Marguerite Guiguet, Marcus Altfeld, Brigitte Autran
BACKGROUND: Viral coinfections might contribute to the increased immune activation and inflammation that persist in antiretroviral treatment (ART)-treated HIV-1 patients. We investigated whether the hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection contributes to such alterations by impairing the plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC) IFNα/TLR7 pathway in a highly homogeneous group of ART-treated HIV-1-HCV-coinfected patients. METHODS: Twenty-nine HIV-1-infected patients with fully suppressive ART were included, 15 of whom being HCV-coinfected with mild-to-moderate fibrosis and matched for their HIV-1 disease, and 13 control healthy donors...
June 1, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487770/add-on-pegylated-interferon-alpha-2a-therapy-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-japanese-patients-treated-with-entecavir
#19
Hideyuki Tamai, Yoshiyuki Ida, Naoki Shingaki, Ryo Shimizu, Kazuhiro Fukatsu, Masahiro Itonaga, Takeichi Yoshida, Yoshimasa Maeda, Kosaku Moribata, Takao Maekita, Mikitaka Iguchi, Jun Kato, Masayuki Kitano
Entecavir requires long-term administration. Pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) therapy leads to significant reduction of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBs Ag) levels. This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of adding PEG-IFN-α-2a to entecavir toward cessation of entecavir. A total of 23 patients treated with entecavir underwent add-on PEG-IFN-α-2a therapy (90 μg per week) for 48 weeks. Viral response (VR) was defined as more than 50% reduction of baseline hepatitis B surface antigen (HBs Ag) level at 72 weeks from the start of therapy...
2017: Hepatitis Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484702/expression-dynamics-of-innate-immunity-in-influenza-virus-infected-swine
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María Montoya, Emanuela Foni, Alicia Solórzano, Elisabetta Razzuoli, Massimiliano Baratelli, Dania Bilato, Lorena Córdoba, Maria Angeles Martín Del Burgo, Jorge Martinez, Pamela Martinez-Orellana, Chiara Chiapponi, David S Perlin, Gustavo Del Real, Massimo Amadori
The current circulating swine influenza virus (IV) subtypes in Europe (H1N1, H1N2, and H3N2) are associated with clinical outbreaks of disease. However, we showed that pigs could be susceptible to other IV strains that are able to cross the species barrier. In this work, we extended our investigations into whether different IV strains able to cross the species barrier might give rise to different innate immune responses that could be associated with pathological lesions. For this purpose, we used the same samples collected in a previous study of ours, in which healthy pigs had been infected with a H3N2 Swine IV and four different H3N8 IV strains circulating in different animal species...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
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