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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329404/tofacitinib-in-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-chronic-plaque-psoriasis
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A K Gupta, M Cernea, C W Lynde
Tofacitinib is an oral immunosuppressant approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is currently undergoing investigation (Phase III trials) for treating chronic plaque psoriasis. Tofacitinib inhibits Janus kinases (JAKs), which are essential for the signaling of multiple inflammatory pathways and have been implicated in the pathogenesis of RA and psoriasis. The efficacy and safety of tofacitinib in the treatment of RA and psoriasis have been demonstrated in Phase III trials. Across all studies, the efficacy of tofacitinib in alleviating symptoms of RA and psoriasis were superior to placebo...
March 2017: Skin Therapy Letter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328861/relationship-between-anesthesia-and-postoperative-endophthalmitis-a-retrospective-study
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Hou-Chuan Lai, Wei-Cheng Tseng, Shu-I Pao, Chih-Shung Wong, Ren-Chih Huang, Wei-Hung Chan, Zhi-Fu Wu
Previous study showed that patients under general anesthesia (GA) had nasopharyngeal secretions on the face at the end of ocular surgery, especially in propofol-based total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA), it might induce postoperative endophthalmitis. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective study to compare the incidence of endophthalmitis after ocular surgery under topical, inhalation anesthesia, and propofol-based TIVA in our medical center from 2011 to 2015.A total of 21,032 patients were included, and we evaluated epidemiologic factors, systemic diseases, other ocular pathologic characteristics, complications during the surgery, technique of ocular surgery, method of antibiotic prophylaxis, vitreous culture, and vision outcome in these patients...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328537/long-non-coding-rna-loc100129148-functions-as-an-oncogene-in-human-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-by-targeting-mir-539-5p
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Kai-Yu Sun, Tao Peng, Zhe Chen, Peng Song, Xu-Hong Zhou
Emerging studies have shown that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play critical roles in carcinogenesis and progression, including human nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The correlation between lncRNAs expression and NPC development has not been well identified in the recent literature. Recently, high-through put analysis reveals that LOC100129148 is highly expressed in NPC. However, whether the aberrant expression of LOC100129148 in NPC is corrected with tumorigenesis or prognosis has not been investigated. Herein, we identified that LOC100129148 was up-regulated in NPC tissues and cell lines, and higher expression of LOC100129148 resulted in a markedly poorer survival time...
March 21, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326061/come-an-essential-response-regulator-negatively-regulates-the-expression-of-the-capsular-polysaccharide-locus-and-attenuates-the-bacterial-virulence-in-streptococcus-pneumoniae
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Yuqiang Zheng, Xuemei Zhang, Xiaofang Wang, Libin Wang, Jinghui Zhang, Yibing Yin
The capsular polysaccharide (CPS) of Streptococcus pneumoniae is the main virulence factors required for effective colonization and invasive disease. The capacity to regulate CPS production at the transcriptional level is critical for the survival of S. pneumoniae in different host niches, but little is known about the transcription regulators of cps locus. In the present study, we isolated and identified the response regulator ComE, the master competence switch in transformation of S. pneumoniae, as a transcriptional regulator of cps locus by DNA affinity chromatography-pulldown, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry (MS) and electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325776/noninvasive-respiratory-support-during-pediatric-ground-transport-implementation-of-a-safe-and-feasible-procedure
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Nuria Millán, Carme Alejandre, Aina Martinez-Planas, Josep Caritg, Elisabeth Esteban, Martí Pons-Òdena
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this work was to determine the safety and feasibility of noninvasive support in children with acute respiratory failure (ARF) during interhospital ground transport. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center observational clinical study in the pediatric transport unit of a tertiary-care pediatric hospital. We included all subjects with ARF transported from November 2010 to March 2013. A specific noninvasive support protocol was used for all cases...
March 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324181/trigeminocardiac-reflex-during-endoscopic-juvenile-nasopharyngeal-angiofibroma-surgery-an-appraisal
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Shilpee Bhatia Sharma, Trichy Narayanan Janakiram, Hina Baxi, Balamurugan Chinnasamy
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a locally aggressive benign tumour which has propensity to erode the skull base. The tumour spreads along the pathways of least resistance and is in close proximity to the extracranial part of trigeminal nerve. Advancements in expanded approaches for endoscopic excision of tumours in infratemporal fossa and pterygopalatine fossa increase the vulnerability for the trigeminocardiac reflex. The manipulation of nerve and its branches during tumour dissection can lead to sensory stimulation and thus inciting the reflex...
March 21, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323051/anticancer-and-anti-angiogenic-activities-of-extract-from-actinidia-eriantha-benth-root
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Jian-Guo Wu, Li Ma, Shui-Hua Lin, Yan-Bin Wu, Jun Yi, Bin-Jun Yang, Jin-Zhong Wu, Ka-Hing Wong
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The roots of Actinidia eriantha Benth (AER) are commonly used traditional folk medicine for the treatment of gastric carcinoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and breast carcinoma. Besides, the anti-proliferative and immunomodulatory effects of AER polysaccharides on tumor-bearing mice have been reported previously. AIM OF THE STUDY: This work was carried out to investigate the anticancer and anti-angiogenic activities of AER. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The growth inhibitory effects of ethanol extracts from the leaves (EEL), stems (EES) and roots (EER) of A...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322119/epidemiology-of-nasopharyngeal-lymphoma-in-the-united-states-a-population-based-analysis-of-1119-cases
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Albert Y Han, Edward C Kuan, Jose E Alonso, Karam W Badran, Maie A St John
Objectives To describe the incidence and determinants of survival of patients with nasopharyngeal lymphoma (NPL) between 1973 and 2012 using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Study Design Retrospective cohort study using a national database. Methods The SEER registry was used to calculate survival trends for patients with NPL between 1973 and 2012. Patient data were then analyzed with respect to histopathology, age, sex, race, histologic subtype, Ann Arbor stage, and whether radiation therapy was given...
March 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321987/cephalometric-findings-among-children-with-velopharyngeal-dysfunction-following-adenoidectomy-a-retrospective-study
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Firas Kassem, Yaniv Ebner, Ben Nageris, Nezar Watted, Ari DeRowe, Ariela Nachmani
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the craniofacial structure by cephalometry, especially the skull base and nasopharyngeal space, in children who underwent adenoidectomy and developed persistent velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD). DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Speech and swallowing clinic of a single academic hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 39 children with persistent VPD following adenoidectomy (mean age 8.0±3.6 years) and a control group of 80 healthy children...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321405/prognostic-significance-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-lymphocyte-to-monocyte-ratio-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Aiying Lu, Haifeng Li, Yuming Zheng, Minzhong Tang, Jun Li, Huihui Wu, Weiming Zhong, Jianquan Gao, Ningjiang Ou, Yonglin Cai
The peripheral blood neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR), and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) have been reported to correlate with the prognosis of many malignancies. This study evaluated the prognostic value of pretreatment NLR, LMR, and PLR in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). A retrospective analysis of clinical and pathological data of 140 NPC patients without distant metastasis during initial treatment was conducted to identify correlations between NLR, LMR, and PLR and clinicopathological features, overall survival, and progression-free survival...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321093/successful-treatment-with-biweekly-chop-for-bone-marrow-relapse-of-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm
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Keiko Ono, Mikiko Ise, Dai Ikebe, Akiyasu Sato, Xiaofei Wang, Takeaki Sugawara, Hideki Tsujimura, Makiko Itami, Kyoya Kumagai
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare and aggressive hematological malignancy derived from precursors of plasmacytoid dendritic cells. The majority of patients initially respond to multi-agent chemotherapy, though most relapse within a year and the prognosis is very poor. We report a 67-year-old man with erythema on the right chest and a nasopharyngeal mass. Histological examination revealed a mass of tumor cells expressing CD4, CD56, and CD123, but neither CD3 nor CD20. He was diagnosed with BPDCN...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315691/mir-519-suppresses-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-by-targeting-oncogene-urg4-urgcp
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Guodong Yu, Tian Zhang, Ying Jing, Qingmin Bao, Qiang Tang, Yu Zhang
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is one of the most common malignant tumor in Southeast Asia, its regulatory mechanism is still to be understood. miR-519 inhibits the progression of several tumors, including cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and gastric cancer. But its role in NPC hasn't been studied. In present study, we found miR-519 was downregulated in NPC cells, its overexpression inhibited NPC cell proliferation and arrested cell cycle at G0/G1 phase, while its knockdown promoted NPC cell proliferation and cell cycle progression...
March 15, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315128/rapid-influenza-diagnostic-tests-improve-suitability-of-antiviral-treatment-in-hospitalized-children
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Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Ernest Kuchar, Izabela Gołębiak, Krzysztof Kanecki, Patryk Tarka, Lidia Brydak
Influenza may have a complicated course in young children. The aim of the study was to analyze the suitability of influenza treatment among children younger than 5 years hospitalized due to an influenza-like illness. We conducted a comparison of the treatment among children hospitalized in two consecutive years: 2015, when no rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDT) were in use, and 2016, when RIDT were implemented into a routine practice in the pediatric ward. In both seasons, nasopharyngeal swabs were collected and examined with real time qRT-PCR...
March 18, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306724/respiratory-dna-viruses-are-undetectable-in-nasopharyngeal-secretions-from-adenotonsillectomized-children
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Ronaldo Bragança Martins, Lucas Penna Rocha, Mirela Moreira Prates, Talita Bianca Gagliardi, Balduino Biasoli, Marcelo Junqueira Leite, Guilherme Buzatto, Miguel Angelo Hyppolito, Davi Casale Aragon, Edwin Tamashiro, Fabiana Cardoso Pereira Valera, Eurico Arruda, Wilma Terezinha Anselmo-Lima
Respiratory viruses are frequently detected in association with chronic tonsillar hypertrophy in the absence of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (ARI). The present analysis was done in follow-up to a previous clinical study done by this same group. Nasopharyngeal washes (NPWs) were obtained from 83 of 120 individuals at variable times post adenotonsillectomy, in the absence of ARI symptoms. A look back at virus detection results in NPWs from the same 83 individuals at the time of tonsillectomy revealed that 73...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306652/tests-of-eustachian-tube-function-the-effect-of-testing-technique-on-tube-opening-in-healthy-ears
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Matthew E Smith, Andrew J C Blythe, Charlotte Baker, Charlie C Zou, Peter J A Hutchinson, James R Tysome
OBJECTIVE: There is no agreement on the best clinical test for Eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction. Numerous tests have been developed to detect ET opening, and all require a patient to perform a Valsalva, Toynbee or sniff maneuver, or to swallow on demand. We aimed to characterize existing tests of ET function in healthy ears, and identify the optimal method and patient maneuver for each test. Our own normative data is presented alongside published comparisons. STUDY DESIGN: Diagnostic test cohort study...
March 16, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306199/surgical-management-of-extensive-osteoradionecrosis-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-with-the-maxillary-swing-approach-and-free-muscular-flaps
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N Y Choi, H J Kim, Chung-Hwan Baek
Radiation therapy has been a standard treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. However, it can cause extensive osteoradionecrosis which is associated with catastrophic complications including carotid artery rupture, cerebral infection, brain necrosis and cachexia.(1,2,3,4) Most of the cases of limited osteoradionecrosis of the nasopharynx have been treated by endoscopic debridement with a favorable success rate.(3.) This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 17, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306146/the-relationship-between-nasopharyngeal-ccl5-and-microbiota-on-disease-severity-among-infants-with-bronchiolitis
#17
Kohei Hasegawa, Jonathan M Mansbach, Nadim J Ajami, Joseph F Petrosino, Robert J Freishtat, Stephen J Teach, Pedro A Piedra, Carlos A Camargo
Emerging evidence suggests that the airway microbiota plays an important role in viral bronchiolitis pathobiology. However, little is known about the combined role of airway microbiota and CCL5 in infants with bronchiolitis. In this multicenter prospective cohort study of 1,005 infants (age <1 year) hospitalized for bronchiolitis during 2011-2014, we observed statistically-significant interactions between nasopharyngeal airway CCL5 levels and microbiota profiles with regard to the risk of both intensive care use (Pinteraction =0...
March 17, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303845/diagnostic-value-of-nasopharyngeal-aspirates-in-children-with-lower-respiratory-tract-infections
#18
Ai-Zhen Lu, Peng Shi, Li-Bo Wang, Li-Ling Qian, Xiao-Bo Zhang
BACKGROUND: The accuracy of nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA) specimens in detecting lower respiratory pathogens remains controversial. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of aspirates (NPAs) specimen in lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in children. METHODS: The prospective study was designed to collect the data of paired NPAs and bronchoalveolar lavage fluids from children with acute LRTIs from January 2013 to December 2015...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303835/trends-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-sub-types-in-children-hospitalised-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-jaipur-during-2012-2014
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M Anjaneya Swamy, Bharti Malhotra, P V Janardhan Reddy, Jitendra Kumar Tiwari, Neeraj Kumar, Manohar Lal Gupta
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes high mortality and morbidity in infants. The study was planned to determine the trends of RSV sub-types in hospitalised children. Nasopharyngeal aspirate and throat swabs were collected from the hospitalised children up to 5 years of age. Viral nucleic acid was extracted using easyMAG automated extraction system, and real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction was performed. Total positivity for RSV was found to be 25.40%, predominantly for RSV B (20.03%), followed by RSV A (2...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303121/identification-of-lama-glama-as-reservoirs-for-acinetobacter-lwoffii
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Martín M Ledesma, Ailén M Díaz, Claudia Barberis, Carlos Vay, Marcela A Manghi, Juliana Leoni, Marisa S Castro, Alejandro Ferrari
South American Camelids have an increasing relevance in local economies, worldwide. These animals are bred for their meat, fur and as companion and therapy animals. Thus, their sanitary status should be well-established. According to the OIE (World Organization for Animal Health), respiratory infections mainly produced by Pasteurella spp. have been reported for camelids. It has been stated that this microorganism causes a mild disease, although many authors report it is an important cause of mortality among alpacas...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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