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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742984/single-versus-combined-immunoregulatory-approach-using-pd-1-and-ctla-4-modulators-in-controlling-sepsis
#1
Courtney P Rudick, David L Cornell, Devendra K Agrawal
Sepsis is a disease process characterized by an extreme inflammatory response followed by a period of severe immunosuppression. In recent years, there has been improved survival in the initial immune response during systemic inflammatory response syndrome, and compensatory anti-inflammatory response, yet is mostly unchanged with 18-30% mortality during the later stage of sepsis despite numerous Phase 3 clinical trials. Areas covered: This review article presents a critical evaluation of the most promising newer studies aimed at improving the immunosuppressive stage of sepsis...
July 25, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734720/rectal-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-administration-is-effective-for-the-prevention-of-post-ercp-pancreatitis-an-updated-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#2
Chong Yang, Yanting Zhao, Wentao Li, Shikai Zhu, Hongji Yang, Yu Zhang, Xi Liu, Nan Peng, Ping Fan, Xin Jin
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis is one of the most common complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Whether the prophylactic administration of rectal non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) peri-ERCP is effective in preventing post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of rectal NSAIDs on PEP. METHODS: A systematic search of literature databases (Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science) was performed to identify eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 17, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726454/attitude-roots-and-jiu-jitsu-persuasion-understanding-and-overcoming-the-motivated-rejection-of-science
#3
Matthew J Hornsey, Kelly S Fielding
There is a worryingly large chasm between scientific consensus and popular opinion. Roughly one third of Americans are skeptical that humans are primarily responsible for climate change; rates of some infectious diseases are climbing in the face of anti-immunization beliefs; and significant numbers of the population worldwide are antievolution creationists. It is easy to assume that resistance to an evidence-based message is a result of ignorance or failure to grasp evidence (the "deficit model" of science communication)...
July 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724015/anti-bullying-interventions-in-schools-a-systematic-literature-review
#4
Jorge Luiz da Silva, Wanderlei Abadio de Oliveira, Flávia Carvalho Malta de Mello, Luciane Sá de Andrade, Marina Rezende Bazon, Marta Angélica Iossi Silva
This paper presents a systematic literature review addressing rigorously planned and assessed interventions intended to reduce school bullying. The search for papers was performed in four databases (Lilacs, Psycinfo, Scielo and Web of Science) and guided by the question: What are the interventions used to reduce bullying in schools? Only case-control studies specifically focusing on school bullying without a time frame were included. The methodological quality of investigations was assessed using the SIGN checklist...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722036/quantitative-probing-of-subtle-interactions-among-h-bonds-in-alpha-hydroxy-carboxylic-acid-complexes
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Quanli Gu, Peifeng Su, Yong Xia, Zhijun Yang, Carl O Trindle, Joseph L Knee
Hydrogen (H) bonds are of fundamental importance in a wide range of molecular sciences. While the study of two-center H-bonding AH is well advanced, much remains to be learned in a quantitative and definitive manner for complexes with multiple H-bonds. Exemplary cases are in the category of alpha hydroxy carboxylic acids, i.e., the complexes of glycolic acid with water and formic acid. In glycolic acid, an intramolecular H-bond forms between the carboxyl group and the alpha OH group. The alpha OH stretching frequency may be affected upon complexing with water or formic acid...
July 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721735/dynamic-color-displays-using-stepwise-cavity-resonators
#6
Yiqin Chen, Xiaoyang Duan, Marcus Matuschek, Yanming Zhou, Frank Neubrech, Huigao Duan, Na Liu
High-resolution multicolor printing based on pixelated optical nanostructures is of great importance for promoting advances in color display science. So far, most of the work in this field has been focused on achieving static colors, limiting many potential applications. This inevitably calls for the development of dynamic color displays with advanced and innovative functionalities. In this Letter, we demonstrate a novel dynamic color printing scheme using magnesium-based pixelated Fabry-Pérot cavities by grey-scale nanolithography...
July 19, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719541/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-adalimumab-monotherapy-versus-combination-therapy-with-immunomodulators-for-induction-and-maintenance-of-remission-and-response-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#7
Jean M Chalhoub, Hussein H Rimmani, Vivek V Gumaste, Ala I Sharara
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether the combination of adalimumab (ADA) and immunomodulators is superior to ADA monotherapy in patients with Crohn's disease. METHODS: PubMed, Medline, Embase, Web of Science, and other databases were searched. Randomized controlled trials, open-label, prospective cohort, and retrospective studies, and pooled analyses were included. Primary outcomes were induction (≤12 wk) and maintenance (up to 56 wk) of remission and response. Secondary outcomes were severe adverse events, opportunistic infections, and development of antibodies to adalimumab...
August 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713023/an-extended-mathematical-model-of-tumor-growth-and-its-interaction-with-the-immune-system-to-be-used-for-developing-an-optimized-immunotherapy-treatment-protocol
#8
Milad Qomlaqi, Fariba Bahrami, Maryam Ajami, Jamshid Hajati
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy is usually known as the main modality for cancer treatment. Nevertheless, most of chronic cancers could not be treated with chemotherapy alone. Immunotherapy is a new modality for cancer treatment that is effective for early stages of cancer and it has fewer side effects compared to chemotherapy, specifically for those types of cancer that are resistant to it. METHOD: This work presents an extended mathematical model to depict interactions between cancerous and adaptive immune system in mouse...
July 14, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707186/natural-oils-for-skin-barrier-repair-ancient-compounds-now-backed-by-modern-science
#9
REVIEW
Alexandra R Vaughn, Ashley K Clark, Raja K Sivamani, Vivian Y Shi
Natural plant oils are commonly used as topical therapy worldwide. They are usually easily accessible and are relatively inexpensive options for skin care. Many natural oils possess specific compounds with antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-itch properties, making them attractive alternative and complementary treatments for xerotic and inflammatory dermatoses associated with skin-barrier disruption. Unique characteristics of various oils are important when considering their use for topical skin care...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704459/prevalence-of-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-nigeria-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Cajetan C Onyedum, Isaac Alobu, Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja
BACKGROUND: Drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) undermines control efforts and its burden is poorly understood in resource-limited settings. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to provide an up-to-date summary of the extent of drug-resistant TB in Nigeria. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Scopus, Embase, HINARI, AJOL, the Cochrane library, Web of Science, and Google Scholar for reports published before January 31 2017, that included any resistance, mono-resistance or multidrug resistance to anti-TB drugs in Nigeria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701180/influence-of-genetic-variants-on-toxicity-to-anti-tubercular-agents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Marty Richardson, Jamie Kirkham, Kerry Dwan, Derek Sloan, Geraint Davies, Andrea Jorgensen
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis patients receiving anti-tuberculosis treatment may experience serious adverse drug reactions, such as hepatotoxicity. Genetic risk factors, such as polymorphisms of the NAT2, CYP2E1 and GSTM1 genes, may increase the risk of experiencing such toxicity events. Many pharmacogenetic studies have investigated the association between genetic variants and anti-tuberculosis drug-related toxicity events, and several meta-analyses have synthesised data from these studies, although conclusions from these meta-analyses are conflicting...
July 13, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701021/apple-pomace-as-potential-source-of-natural-active-compounds
#12
Katharina Waldbauer, Ruxandra McKinnon, Brigitte Kopp
Apple pomace is a waste product of the apple manufacturing industry that has been in the focus of life sciences as it represents a low-cost source of fruit-derived compounds. High fruit consumption is associated with beneficial health effects, and therefore, apple pomace and its constituents raise therapeutic interest. The present work reviews (i) the chemical constituents of apple pomace, (ii) optimized extraction methods of apple pomace compounds, and (iii) biological activities of apple pomace. Current evidence of apple pomace influence on digestion and metabolism, cholesterol and triglyceride homeostasis, diabetes, and sex hormones is summarized...
July 12, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699595/effectiveness-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-pain-in-knee-and-hip-osteoarthritis-a-network-meta-analysis
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Bruno R da Costa, Stephan Reichenbach, Noah Keller, Linda Nartey, Simon Wandel, Peter Jüni, Sven Trelle
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the backbone of osteoarthritis pain management. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of different preparations and doses of NSAIDs on osteoarthritis pain in a network meta-analysis. METHODS: For this network meta-analysis, we considered randomised trials comparing any of the following interventions: NSAIDs, paracetamol, or placebo, for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain. We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and the reference lists of relevant articles for trials published between Jan 1, 1980, and Feb 24, 2015, with at least 100 patients per group...
July 8, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698778/eric-kandel-s-reductionism-in-art-and-brain-science-bridging-the-two-cultures
#14
Ed Bilsky
Reductive art is a term to describe an artistic style or an aesthetic, rather than an art movement. It is stripping down as a new way of seeing. Movements and other terms that are sometimes associated with reductive art include abstract art, minimalism, ABC art, anti-illusionism, cool art, and rejective art. Eric Kandel's fifth book focuses on reductionism as the principle guiding an ongoing dialogue between the worlds of science and art.
May 2017: Cerebrum: the Dana Forum on Brain Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697977/potential-biomedical-applications-of-marine-algae
#15
REVIEW
Hui-Min David Wang, Xiao-Chun Li, Duu-Jong Lee, Jo-Shu Chang
Functional components extracted from algal biomass are widely used as dietary and health supplements with a variety of applications in food science and technology. In contrast, the applications of algae in dermal-related products have received much less attention, despite that algae also possess high potential for the uses in anti-infection, anti-aging, skin-whitening, and skin tumor treatments. This review, therefore, focuses on integrating studies on algae pertinent to human skin care, health and therapy...
June 3, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697536/potential-applications-of-low-energy-shock-waves-in-functional-urology
#16
REVIEW
Hung-Jen Wang, Jai-Hong Cheng, Yao-Chi Chuang
A shock wave, which carries energy and can propagate through a medium, is a type of continuous transmitted sonic wave with a frequency of 16 Hz-20 MHz. It is accompanied by processes involving rapid energy transformations. The energy associated with shock waves has been harnessed and used for various applications in medical science. High-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy is the most successful application of shock waves, and has been used to disintegrate urolithiasis for 30 years. At lower energy levels, however, shock waves have enhanced expression of vascular endothelial growth factor, endothelial nitric oxide synthase, proliferating cell nuclear antigen, chemoattractant factors and recruitment of progenitor cells; shock waves have also improved tissue regeneration...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697015/the-p50-research-center-in-perioperative-sciences-how-the-investment-by-the-national-institute-of-general-medical-sciences-in-team-science-has-reduced-post-burn-mortality
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Celeste C Finnerty, Karel Capek, Charles Voigt, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Craig Porter, Linda E Sousse, Amina El Ayadi, Ramon Zapata-Sirvent, Ashley Guillory, Oscar E Suman, David N Herndon
Since the inception of the P50 Research Center in Peri-Operative Sciences (RCIPS) funding mechanism, the National Institute for General Medical Sciences has supported a team approach to science. Many advances in critical care, particularly burns, have been driven by RCIPS teams. In fact, burns that were fatal in the early 1970s, prior to the inception of the P50 RCIPS program, are now routinely survived as a result of the P50-funded research. The advances in clinical care that led to the reduction in post-burn death were made by optimizing resuscitation, incorporating early excision and grafting, bolstering acute care including support for inhalation injury, modulating the hypermetabolic response, augmenting the immune response, incorporating aerobic exercise, and developing anti-scarring strategies...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693118/high-prevalence-of-organ-specific-autoantibodies-in-indian-type-1-diabetic-patients
#18
Shivaprasad Channabasappa, Anish Kolly, Annie Pulikkal, K M Prasanna Kumar
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is frequently associated with other autoimmune conditions such as autoimmune thyroiditis, coeliac disease (CD) and Addison's disease. There are sparse data on the prevalence of antibodies against these conditions in Indian patients with T1D. This study aims to evaluate prevalence of these T1D associated autoantibodies in Indian patients. METHODS: Two hundred and fifty-eight patients with T1D were recruited from the Bangalore Diabetes Hospital and the Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (VIMS) for the study...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690377/dengue-symptoms-significance-in-anti-dengue-drug-development-road-less-travelled
#19
Anubrata Paul, Arpana Vibhuti
Dengue outbreak has affected rural areas of Delhi-NCR, Haryana widely but it lacks in surveillance. High cases of dengue symptoms were reported in these regions whereas dengue symptoms have been a neglected issue in the anti-dengue drug development. Therefore, this study aims to analyze the status of the dengue infection, a rural issue of Delhi-NCR, Haryana and to identify the significance of dengue symptoms in anti-dengue drug development. The study was conducted when there is high chance of dengue infection i...
2017: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688980/hepatitis-e-virus-seroprevalence-rate-among-eastern-mediterranean-and-middle-eastern-countries-a-systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Mohammad Hadi Karbalaie Niya, Mohammad Saeid Rezaee-Zavareh, Alireza Ranaei, Seyed Moayed Alavian
CONTEXT: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) as a hepatotropic virus is one of the major global health concerns. Autochthonous HEV transmitted by oral fecal-route in poor sanitation conditions as well as vertical and rarely blood transfusion. HEV occurrence is more common in developing countries and recently increased in developed countries too. Middle East (ME) and Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) of WHO have been an endemic region for HEV infection. In this regard, we aimed to design a systematic review and pooled analysis to determine seroprevalence of anti-HEV antibody in ME and EMR countries...
July 5, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
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