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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786534/-the-gynecological-pessary-is-it-really-a-device-of-another-age-a-fig-leaf
#1
E Nohuz, E Jouve, G Clement, B Jacquetin
OBJECTIVES: The use of pessary to put back up prolapsed organs to their normal position dates back prior to several millennia. This work aims to discuss its place in our clinical practice through an updated bibliographic review and emphasizes a hands-on approach to pessary fitting and management in terms of indication, pessary type selection, device' size, insertion, removal, follow-up visits and care. METHODS: A review of the literature, in the light of the latest publications and recommendations of French and international learned societies, as well as our own experience, were analyzed...
May 18, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786078/targeting-the-upstream-transcriptional-activator-of-pd-l1-as-an-alternative-strategy-in-melanoma-therapy
#2
Bo Zhu, Liming Tang, Shuyang Chen, Chengqian Yin, Shiguang Peng, Xin Li, Tongzheng Liu, Wei Liu, Changpeng Han, Lukasz Stawski, Zhi-Xiang Xu, Guangbiao Zhou, Xiang Chen, Xiumei Gao, Colin R Goding, Nan Xu, Rutao Cui, Peng Cao
Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) interacts with programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) as an immune checkpoint. Reactivating the immune response by inhibiting PD-L1 using therapeutic antibodies provides substantial clinical benefits in many, though not all, melanoma patients. However, transcriptional suppression of PD-L1 expression as an alternative therapeutic anti-melanoma strategy has not been exploited. Here we provide biochemical evidence demonstrating that ultraviolet radiation (UVR) induction of PD-L1 in skin is directly controlled by nuclear factor E2-related transcription factor 2 (NRF2)...
May 22, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786038/a-predictive-model-for-estimation-risk-of-proliferative-lupus-nephritis
#3
Dong-Ni Chen, Li Fan, Yu-Xi Wu, Qian Zhou, Wei Chen, Xue-Qing Yu
Background: Lupus nephritis (LN) is classified by renal biopsy into proliferative and nonproliferative forms, with distinct prognoses, but renal biopsy is not available for every LN patient. The present study aimed to establish an alternate tool by building a predictive model to evaluate the probability of proliferative LN. Methods: In this retrospective cohort with biopsy-proven LN, 382 patients in development cohort, 193 in internal validation cohort, and 164 newly diagnosed patients in external validation cohort were selected...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785440/an-immunoconjugated-up-conversion-nanocomplex-for-selective-imaging-and-photodynamic-therapy-against-her2-positive-breast-cancer
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Gonzalo Ramírez-García, Sandeep S Panikar, Tzarara López-Luke, Valeria Piazza, Miguel Angel Honorato-Colin, Tanya Camacho-Villegas, Rodolfo Hernández-Gutiérrez, Elder De la Rosa
Photodynamic therapy represents a very attractive therapeutic tool considered to be effective, minimally invasive and minimally toxic. However, conventional photodynamic therapy actually has two main constraints: the limited penetration depth of visible light needed for its activation, and the lack of selectivity. Considering this, this work reports the synthesis and evaluation of a novel nanoconjugate for imaging and selective photodynamic therapy against HER2-positive breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease...
May 22, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785238/intralesional-injection-of-triamcinolone-acetonide-for-subcutaneous-lipoma-causing-musculoskeletal-and-neurologic-symptoms
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William A Hayward, Wilmer L Sibbitt, Randy R Sibbitt, Maheswari Muruganandam, Noelle A Rolle, Monthida Fangtham, N Suzanne Emil, Scarlett K Kettwich
Objective: Benign subcutaneous lipomas can cause musculoskeletal pain and nerve impingement. We hypothesized that the potent lipolytic and atrophic effect of 40mg/mL triamcinolone acetonide would atrophy symptomatic lipomas so surgical excision could be avoided. Design: This was a cohort study. Setting: This study took place in an ultrasound injection clinic. Participants: Eight subjects with painful symptomatic lipoma were included. Measurements: Preprocedurally, the margins of the lipomas were palpated and marked with ink, then measured in centimeters (cm)...
May 2018: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785224/pseudarthrosis-of-the-calcaneus-advantages-of-regenerative-medicine-in-the-management-of-a-rare-entity-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Bouaziz Wajdi, Mohamed Ali Rebai, Walid Baya, Nabil Krid, Wassim Zribi, Hassib Keskes
Background: The follow-up of calcaneal fractures has shown that they are difficult to manage and lead to multiple complications such as malunion and subtalar osteoarthritis. Pseudarthrosis of the calcaneus is an extremely rare complication, which was described in the literature through case reports.In the existing literature, only seven studies, including thirteen patients have reported the nonunion. However, to the best of our knowledge, no study elucidates the role of new techniques of regenerative medicine such as Bone Marrow Concentrates (BMC) or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in the management...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785194/genus-spondias-a-phytochemical-and-pharmacological-review
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Salma Sameh, Eman Al-Sayed, Rola M Labib, Abdel Nasser Singab
It is believed that many degenerative diseases are due to oxidative stress. In view of the limited drugs available for treating degenerative diseases, natural products represent a promising therapeutic strategy in the search for new and effective candidates for treating degenerative diseases. This review focuses on the genus Spondias which is widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of many diseases. Spondias is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the cashew family (Anacardiaceae). This genus comprises 18 species distributed across tropical regions in the world...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784018/adding-colchicine-to-immunosuppressive-treatments-a-potential-option-for-biologics-refractory-adult-onset-still-s-disease
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Tomoyuki Asano, Makiko Yashiro Furuya, Shuzo Sato, Hiroko Kobayashi, Hiroshi Watanabe, Eiji Suzuki, Kiyoshi Migita
BACKGROUND: Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a rare inflammatory disorder characterized by the classical triad of daily spiking fever, arthritis, and typical salmon-colored rash. Resistance to first-line corticosteroids and second-line disease modified anti-rheumatic-drugs defines refractory AOSD, which mostly includes the polycyclic or chronic courses of the disease. Anti-cytokine therapies are recommended in AOSD patients who are refractory to traditional treatments. This is the first report on the efficacy of colchicine in a patient with AOSD which was refractory to immunosuppressive treatments including biologics...
May 21, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783929/modulation-the-crosstalk-between-tumor-associated-macrophages-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-to-inhibit-tumor-migration-and-invasion-by-ginsenoside-rh2
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Honglin Li, Nan Huang, Weikang Zhu, Jianchun Wu, Xiaohui Yang, Wenjing Teng, Jianhui Tian, Zhihong Fang, Yingbin Luo, Min Chen, Yan Li
BACKGROUND: Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) play a critical role in modulating the tumor microenvironment and promote tumor metastases. Our studies have demonstrated that ginsenoside Rh2 (G-Rh2), a monomeric compound extracted from ginseng, is a promising anti-tumor agent in lung cancer cells. However, it remains unclear whetherG-Rh2 can modulate the differentiation of TAMs and its interaction with tumor microenvironment. In this study, we investigated how G-Rh2 regulates the phenotype of macrophages and affects the migration of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells...
May 22, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783721/azd1775-increases-sensitivity-to-olaparib-and-gemcitabine-in-cancer-cells-with-p53-mutations
#10
Xiangbing Meng, Jianling Bi, Yujun Li, Shujie Yang, Yuping Zhang, Mary Li, Haitao Liu, Yiyang Li, Megan E Mcdonald, Kristina W Thiel, Kuo-Kuang Wen, Xinhao Wang, Meng Wu, Kimberly K Leslie
Tumor suppressor p53 is responsible for enforcing cell cycle checkpoints at G1/S and G2/M in response to DNA damage, thereby allowing both normal and tumor cells to repair DNA before entering S and M. However, tumor cells with absent or mutated p53 are able to activate alternative signaling pathways that maintain the G2/M checkpoint, which becomes uniquely critical for the survival of such tumor cells. We hypothesized that abrogation of the G2 checkpoint might preferentially sensitize p53-defective tumor cells to DNA-damaging agents and spare normal cells with intact p53 function...
May 19, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782984/design-and-development-of-novel-hyaluronate-modified-nanoparticles-for-combo-delivery-of-curcumin-and-alendronate-fabrication-characterization-and-cellular-and-molecular-evidence-of-enhanced-bone-regeneration
#11
Jinlei Dong, Hnin Ei Thu, Mohammed A S Abourehab, Zahid Hussain
Osteoporosis is a medical condition of fragile bones with an increased susceptibility to bone fracture. Despite having availability of a wide range of pharmacological agents, prevalence of this metabolic disorder is continuously escalating. Owing to excellent biomedical achievements of nanomedicines in the last few decades, we aimed combo delivery of bone anti-resorptive agent, alendronate (ALN), and bone density enhancing drug, curcumin (CUR), in the form of polymeric nanoparticles. To further optimize the therapeutic efficacy, the prepared ALN/CUR nanoparticles were decorated with hyaluronic acid which is a well-documented biomacromolecule having exceptional bone regenerating potential...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782648/patient-preferences-for-topical-treatment-of-actinic-keratoses-a-discrete-choice-experiment
#12
D Kopasker, A Kwiatkowski, R N Matin, C A Harwood, F Ismail, J T Lear, J Thomson, Z Hasan, G N Wali, A Milligan, L Crawford, I Ahmed, H Duffy, C M Proby, P F Allanson
BACKGROUND: Treatment of actinic keratoses (AK) is a potentially effective strategy for prevention of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC). However, the patient perspective on potential benefits of AK treatment in terms of skin cancer reduction has received little attention to date. OBJECTIVES: (1) To investigate patient preferences for AK topical treatments using a discrete choice experiment (DCE); (2) To evaluate patient willingness to trade between clinical benefit and medical burden...
May 21, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782297/treatment-of-scabies-and-pediculosis-in-health-education-publications-and-folk-medicine-of-eastern-croatia-slavonija-baranja-and-western-srijem-county
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Ivanka Muršić, Igor Kuric, Marija Raguž, Tatjana Kovačević, Dora Muršić
Scabies and pediculosis are common parasitic infestations of the skin and hair, manifesting with intense pruritus and effectively treated with modern medications. Because of the attached social stigma linking it with poverty and poor hygiene, patients will often attempt alternative folk-based remedies before confiding in their physicians. We conducted a comprehensive bibliographical study of historic folk literature and interviewed 70 individuals experienced in everyday application of folk medicine in order to categorize available remedies and provide a modern, scientific comment on their effectiveness and dangers...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782180/current-evidence-on-heart-rate-variability-biofeedback-as-a-complementary-anticraving-intervention
#14
Nour Alayan, Lucille Eller, Marsha E Bates, Dennis P Carmody
BACKGROUND: The limited success of conventional anticraving interventions encourages research into new treatment strategies. Heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB), which is based on slowed breathing, was shown to improve symptom severity in various disorders. HRVB, and certain rates of controlled breathing (CB), may offer therapeutic potential as a complementary drug-free treatment option to help control substance craving. METHODS: This review evaluated current evidence on the effectiveness of HRVB and CB training as a complementary anticraving intervention, based on guidelines from the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocols...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782050/sequels-to-tattoo-removal-by-caustic-products
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K Hutton Carlsen, J Serup
BACKGROUND: Caustic products are used as affordable alternatives to laser removal of tattoos. OBJECTIVE: Describe a series of patients with sequels after tattoo removal by caustic products. METHODS: 11 patients with complications referred from 2013 to 2017 were studied. Objective findings, sequels, corrective treatments, cost and psychological aspects were obtained. Numeric Rating Scale (NRS, score 10 extremely dissatisfied) was used to describe patient satisfaction with tattoos before and after removal...
May 21, 2018: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781960/a-peripherally-restricted-cannabinoid-1-receptor-agonist-as-a-novel-analgesic-in-cancer-induced-bone-pain
#16
Hong Zhang, Dominique M Lund, Haley A Ciccone, William D Staatz, Mohab M Ibrahim, Tally M Largent-Milnes, Herbert H Seltzman, Igor Spigelman, Todd W Vanderah
Many malignant cancers, including breast cancer, have a propensity to invade bones, leading to excruciating bone pain. Opioids are the primary analgesics used to alleviate this cancer-induced bone pain (CIBP) but are associated with numerous severe side effects, including enhanced bone degradation, which significantly impairs patients' quality of life. In contrast, agonists activating only peripheral CB1 receptors (CB1Rs) have been shown to effectively alleviate multiple chronic pain conditions with limited side effects, yet no studies have evaluated their role(s) in CIBP...
May 16, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781911/what-is-the-frequency-of-early-dissociation-of-bipolar-cups-and-what-factors-are-associated-with-dissociation
#17
Young-Kyun Lee, Chan Ho Park, Yong-Chan Ha, Kyung-Hoi Koo
BACKGROUND: Dissociation between a prosthetic cup and femoral head is a rare complication of bipolar hemiarthroplasty that usually occurs during closed reduction of a dislocated bipolar cup. The dissociation usually results in reoperation because closed reduction is challenging. To our knowledge, no study has reported on the frequency of bipolar cup-femoral head dissociation, and risk factors for dissociation are unknown. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The purposes of this study were (1) to evaluate the frequency of dissociation of prosthetic femoral heads from bipolar cups during manual reduction of a dislocated bipolar hemiarthroplasty; and (2) to explore in a preliminary fashion any prosthesis or patient factors that may be associated with dissociation...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781323/targeting-the-b-cell-receptor-pathway-a-review-of-current-and-future-therapies-for-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#18
Thomas D Rodgers, Patrick M Reagan
The B-cell receptor (BCR) pathway is a crucial aspect of mature lymphocytes and is maintained in B-cell neoplasms. Many small module inhibitors targeting kinases within the BCR pathway are approved, with others in development, offering alternative treatment options to standard chemoimmunotherapy. Areas Covered: This review covers both approved inhibitors and investigational inhibitors of spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK), Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK), and phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K) in the treatment of B-cell lymphomas...
May 20, 2018: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780635/liquid-biopsy-for-lung-cancer-early-detection
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REVIEW
Mariacarmela Santarpia, Alessia Liguori, Alessandro D'Aveni, Niki Karachaliou, Maria Gonzalez-Cao, Maria Grazia Daffinà, Chiara Lazzari, Giuseppe Altavilla, Rafael Rosell
Molecularly targeted therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors have markedly improved the therapeutic management of advanced lung cancer. However, it still remains the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, with disease stage at diagnosis representing the main prognostic factor. Detection of lung cancer at an earlier stage of disease, potentially susceptible of curative resection, can be critical to improve patients survival. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening of high-risk patients has been demonstrated to reduce mortality from lung cancer, but can be also associated with high false-positive rate, thus often resulting in unnecessary interventions for patients...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780364/antibacterial-efficacy-of-polysaccharide-capped-silver-nanoparticles-is-not-compromised-by-acrab-tolc-efflux-pump
#20
Mitali Mishra, Satish Kumar, Rakesh K Majhi, Luna Goswami, Chandan Goswami, Harapriya Mohapatra
Antibacterial therapy is of paramount importance in treatment of several acute and chronic infectious diseases caused by pathogens. Over the years extensive use and misuse of antimicrobial agents has led to emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) and extensive drug resistant (XDR) pathogens. This drastic escalation in resistant phenotype has limited the efficacy of available therapeutic options. Thus, the need of the hour is to look for alternative therapeutic approaches to mitigate healthcare concerns caused due to MDR bacterial infections...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
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