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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026893/descending-necrotizing-mediastinitis-after-a-trigger-point-injection
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Jae Young Choe, Jong Kun Kim, Dong Eun Lee, Kang Suk Seo, Jung Bae Park, Mi Jin Lee, Hyun Wook Ryoo, Jae Yun Ahn, Sungbae Moon
Descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) is a rare form of mediastinal infection. Most cases are associated with esophageal rupture. DNM after a trigger point injection in the upper trapezius has not been described previously. We present a case of DNM after a trigger point injection in the upper trapezius. A 70-year-old man visited the emergency department with chest discomfort and fever after a trigger point injection in the left upper trapezius. Chest computed tomography showed evidence of DNM, and antibiotic therapy was immediately administered intravenously...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026068/hollow-mno2-as-a-tumor-microenvironment-responsive-biodegradable-nano-platform-for-combination-therapy-favoring-antitumor-immune-responses
#2
Guangbao Yang, Ligeng Xu, Yu Chao, Jun Xu, Xiaoqi Sun, Yifan Wu, Rui Peng, Zhuang Liu
Herein, an intelligent biodegradable hollow manganese dioxide (H-MnO2) nano-platform is developed for not only tumor microenvironment (TME)-specific imaging and on-demand drug release, but also modulation of hypoxic TME to enhance cancer therapy, resulting in comprehensive effects favoring anti-tumor immune responses. With hollow structures, H-MnO2 nanoshells post modification with polyethylene glycol (PEG) could be co-loaded with a photodynamic agent chlorine e6 (Ce6), and a chemotherapy drug doxorubicin (DOX)...
October 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990015/efficacy-of-the-twin-block-a-peripheral-nerve-block-for-the-management-of-chronic-masticatory-myofascial-pain-a-case-series
#3
Veena Kanti, Sowmya Ananthan, Gayathri Subramanian, Samuel Y P Quek
Masticatory myofascial pain is the one of the most common etiologies for nonodontogenic pain, often characterized by the presence of trigger points. Conventional management includes approaches such as jaw exercises, physical therapy, intraoral appliances, medications, and trigger point injections. Peripheral/regional nerve blocks have shown to be effective in managing myogenous pain conditions. The twin block is a nerve block that blocks both the masseteric and the anterior deep temporal nerves. The objective of this case series is to illustrate expeditious and sustained efficacy of the twin block in the management of chronic masticatory myofascial pain...
October 6, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985333/nonhuman-primate-models-of-neurodegenerative-disorders
#4
Marina E Emborg
Alzheimer's (AD), Huntington's (HD), and Parkinson's (PD) disease are age-related neurodegenerative disorders characterized by progressive neuronal cell death. Although each disease has particular pathologies and symptoms, accumulated evidence points to similar mechanisms of neurodegeneration, including inflammation, oxidative stress, and protein aggregation. A significant body of research is ongoing to understand how these pathways affect each other and what ultimately triggers the onset of the disease. Experiments in nonhuman primates (NHPs) account for only 5% of all research in animals...
August 10, 2017: ILAR Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981086/engineered-fibroblast-growth-factor-19-protects-from-acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury-and-stimulates-aged-liver-regeneration-in-mice
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Gloria Alvarez-Sola, Iker Uriarte, Maria U Latasa, Maddalen Jimenez, Marina Barcena-Varela, Eva Santamaría, Raquel Urtasun, Carlos Rodriguez-Ortigosa, Jesús Prieto, Fernando J Corrales, Anna Baulies, Carmen García-Ruiz, Jose C Fernandez-Checa, Pedro Berraondo, Maite G Fernandez-Barrena, Carmen Berasain, Matías A Avila
The liver displays a remarkable regenerative capacity triggered upon tissue injury or resection. However, liver regeneration can be overwhelmed by excessive parenchymal destruction or diminished by pre-existing conditions hampering repair. Fibroblast growth factor 19 (FGF19, rodent FGF15) is an enterokine that regulates liver bile acid and lipid metabolism, and stimulates hepatocellular protein synthesis and proliferation. FGF19/15 is also important for liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy (PH). Therefore recombinant FGF19 would be an ideal molecule to stimulate liver regeneration, but its applicability may be curtailed by its short half-life...
October 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977146/alzheimer-s-disease-and-cytokine-il-10-gene-polymorphisms-is-there-an-association
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Carolina Antunes Magalhães, Maria das Graças Carvalho, Lirlândia Pires de Sousa, Paulo Caramelli, Karina Braga Gomes
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. In the last 15 years, a new theory has proposed the autoimmune mechanism as a trigger for AD. Studies on the association between AD and inflammatory biomarkers have yielded controversial results. Interleukin-10 (IL-10), an anti-inflammatory mediator, has been pointed out as one of the main cytokines associated with the occurrence of AD. Moreover, treatment that increases IL-10 levels could be a potential therapy for AD, since this cytokine acts on amyloid and pro-inflammatory molecule reduction...
September 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973153/low-dose-rapamycin-extends-lifespan-in-a-mouse-model-of-mtdna-depletion-syndrome
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Stephanie Siegmund, Hua Yang, Rohit Sharma, Martin Javors, Owen Skinner, Vamsi Mootha, Michio Hirano, Eric A Schon
Mitochondrial disorders affecting oxidative phosphorylation (OxPhos) are caused by mutations in both the nuclear and mitochondrial genomes. One promising candidate for treatment is the drug rapamycin, which has been shown to extend lifespan in multiple animal models, and which was previously shown to ameliorate mitochondrial disease in a knock-out mouse model lacking a nuclear-encoded gene specifying an OxPhos structural subunit (Ndufs4). In that model, relatively high-dose intraperitoneal rapamycin extended lifespan and improved markers of neurological disease, via an unknown mechanism...
September 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971042/extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-versus-trigger-point-injection-in-the-treatment-of-myofascial-pain-syndrome-in-the-quadratus-lumborum
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Jin Oh Hong, Joon Sang Park, Dae Geun Jeon, Wang Hyeon Yoon, Jung Hyun Park
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and trigger point injection (TPI) for the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome in the quadratus lumborum. METHODS: In a retrospective study at our institute, 30 patients with myofascial pain syndrome in the quadratus lumborum were assigned to ESWT or TPI groups. We assessed ESWT and TPI treatment according to their affects on pain relief and disability improvement. The outcome measures for the pain assessment were a visual analogue scale score and pain pressure threshold...
August 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963352/mtor-and-hdac-inhibitors-converge-on-the-txnip-thioredoxin-pathway-to-cause-catastrophic-oxidative-stress-and-regression-of-ras-driven-tumors
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Clare F Malone, Chloe Emerson, Rachel Ingraham, William Barbosa, Stephanie Guerra, Haejin Yoon, Lin L Liu, Franziska Michor, Marcia Haigis, Kay F Macleod, Ophélia Maertens, Karen Cichowski
While agents that inhibit specific oncogenic kinases have been successful in a subset of cancers, there are currently few treatment options for malignancies that lack a targetable oncogenic driver. Nevertheless, during tumor evolution cancers engage a variety of protective pathways, which may provide alternative actionable dependencies. Here we identify a promising combination therapy that kills NF1-mutant tumors by triggering catastrophic oxidative stress. Specifically, we show that mTOR and HDAC inhibitors kill aggressive nervous system malignancies and shrink tumors in vivo by converging on the TXNIP/thioredoxin anti-oxidant pathway, through cooperative effects on chromatin and transcription...
September 29, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956769/epstein-barr-virus-fusion-with-epithelial-cells-triggered-by-gb-is-restricted-by-a-gl-glycosylation-site
#10
Britta S Möhl, Jia Chen, Seo Jin Park, Theodore S Jardetzky, Richard Longnecker
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) entry into epithelial cells is mediated by the conserved core fusion machinery composed of the fusogen gB and the receptor-binding complex gH/gL. The heterodimeric gH/gL complex binds to the EBV epithelial cell receptor or gp42 that binds to the B cell receptor triggering gB mediated fusion of the virion envelope with cellular membranes. Our previous study found that the gL glycosylation mutant N69L/S71V had an epithelial cell-specific hyperfusogenic phenotype. To study the influence of this gL mutant on the initiation and kinetics of gB-driven epithelial cell fusion, we established a virus-free split-GFP cell-cell fusion assay that enables real-time measurements of membrane fusion using live cells...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952174/children-with-migraine-provocation-of-headache-via-pressure-to-myofascial-trigger-points-in-the-trapezius-muscle-a-prospective-controlled-observational-study
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M N Landgraf, J T Biebl, T Langhagen, I Hannibal, T Eggert, K Vill, L Gerstl, L Albers, R von Kries, A Straube, F Heinen
BACKGROUND: The objective was to evaluate a supposed clinical interdependency of myofascial trigger points and migraine in children. Such interdependency would support an interaction of spinal and trigeminal afferences in the trigemino-cervical complex as a contributing factor in migraine. METHODS: Children ≤18 years with the confirmed diagnosis of migraine were prospectively investigated. Comprehensive data on medical history, clinical neurological and psychological status were gathered...
September 26, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942732/is-graves-disease-a-primary-immunodeficiency-new-immunological-perspectives-on-an-endocrine-disease
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REVIEW
Tristan Struja, Alexander Kutz, Stefan Fischli, Christian Meier, Beat Mueller, Mike Recher, Philipp Schuetz
BACKGROUND: Uncertainty about factors influencing the susceptibility and triggers for Graves' disease persists, along with a wide variation in the response to anti-thyroid drugs, currently at approximately 50% of non-responders. The aim of this narrative review is to summarize immunological concepts, with a combined endocrine and immunological perspective, to highlight potential new areas of research. MAIN TEXT: Relevant studies were identified through a systematic literature search using the PubMed and EMBASE databases in March 2016...
September 25, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942118/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-effectiveness-of-physical-therapy-and-electrophysical-modalities-an-updated-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Bionka M A Huisstede, Peter Hoogvliet, Thierry P C Franke, Manon S Randsdorp, Bart W Koes
OBJECTIVE: To review scientific literature studying the effectiveness of physical therapy and electrophysical modalities for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). DATA SOURCES: The Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PEDro. STUDY SELECTION: Two reviewers independently applied the inclusion criteria to select potential eligible studies. DATA EXTRACTION: Two reviewers independently extracted the data and assessed the methodological quality using the Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool...
September 20, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942039/comparative-effect-of-imatinib-and-ponatinib-on-autophagy-and-mirnome-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#14
Cagla Kayabasi, Tugce Balci Okcanoglu, Besra Ozmen Yelken, Aycan Asik, Sunde Yilmaz Susluer, Cigir Biray Avci, Guray Saydam, Cumhur Gunduz
BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are selective therapies for the patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). Imatinib and ponatinib have remarkable long-term efficacy on a major molecular response. Although TKI related induction of cytotoxicity and apoptosis have been clearly investigated in molecular levels, their comparative effect on autophagy and miRNome are largely unknown. This study aimed to investigate the involvement of alterations of miRNA expressions in CML progression, and how imatinib and ponatinib affect this process, by comparing CML, imatinib-resistant CML and leukemia stem cells (LSC)...
December 30, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934793/acupuncture-for-myofascial-pain-syndrome-a-network-meta-analysis-of-33-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xiuxia Li, Rong Wang, Xin Xing, Xiue Shi, Jinhui Tian, Jun Zhang, Long Ge, Jingyun Zhang, Lun Li, Kehu Yang
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture techniques are commonly used as initial treatments for myofascial pain syndrome. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess and compare the efficacy and safety of different techniques of acupuncture for myofascial pain syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: Network meta-analysis. SETTING: All selected studies were randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database were searched from their inceptions to February 2016...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889841/hwanglyunhaedok-pharmacopuncture-versus-saline-pharmacopuncture-on-chronic-nonbacterial-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
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Kee Moon Seong, Geurin Jang, Dong Woong Kim, Sungchul Kim, Bong Keun Song
PURPOSE: Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (CP)/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is known not to have a successful therapy as yet. More recently, acupuncture, some herbal compounds, and trigger point injection have been reported to be beneficial. Pharmacopuncture is an herbal acupuncture having these benefits. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of HP (Hwanglyunhaedok Pharmacopuncture) versus normal saline injection (Saline Pharmacopuncture, SP) on CP/CPPS. METHODS: A retrospective follow up study of 63 patients who were diagnosed with CP/CPPS was performed...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888095/magnesium-therapy-improves-outcome-in-streptococcus-pneumoniae-meningitis-by-altering-pneumolysin-pore-formation
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Sabrina Hupp, Sandra Ribes, Jana Seele, Carolin Bischoff, Christina Förtsch, Elke Maier, Roland Benz, Timothy J Mitchell, Roland Nau, Asparouh I Iliev
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in adults and is characterised by high lethality and substantial cognitive disabilities in survivors. Here, we study the capacity of an established therapeutic agent, magnesium, to improve survival in pneumococcal meningitis by modulating the neurological effects of the major pneumococcal pathogenic factor pneumolysin. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We used mixed primary glial and acute brain slice cultures, pneumolysin injection in infant rats, a mouse meningitis model, and complementary approaches such as Western blot, a black lipid bilayer conductance assay and live imaging of primary glial cells...
September 9, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879786/pharmacological-management-of-type-2-diabetes-what-s-new-in-2017
#18
André J Scheen
Introduction Novelties in the management of type 2 diabetes are dominated by the commercialisation of new glucose-lowering agents, which offer alternatives to older antidiabetic medications, and by the publication of several prospective placebo-controlled outcome trials, which demonstrated not only cardiovascular safety but also cardiovascular and renal protection with some new medications. Areas covered Updates regarding the use of glucose-lowering agents are discussed from a clinical point of view. Some new viewpoints concern older antidiabetic agents such as metformin, sulfonylureas and glitazones whose benefit-risk balance has been revisited, especially in high risk patients...
September 7, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873241/a-eutectic-mixture-of-natural-fatty-acids-can-serve-as-the-gating-material-for-near-infrared-triggered-drug-release
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Chunlei Zhu, Da Huo, Qiaoshan Chen, Jiajia Xue, Song Shen, Younan Xia
A smart release system responsive to near-infrared (NIR) light is developed for intracellular drug delivery. The concept is demonstrated by coencapsulating doxorubicin (DOX) (an anticancer drug) and IR780 iodide (IR780) (an NIR-absorbing dye) into nanoparticles made of a eutectic mixture of naturally occurring fatty acids. The eutectic mixture has a well-defined melting point at 39 °C, and can be used as a biocompatible phase-change material for NIR-triggered drug release. The resultant nanoparticles exhibit prominent photothermal effect and quick drug release in response to NIR irradiation...
September 5, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862317/is-prolongation-of-corrected-qt-interval-associated-with-seizures-induced-by-electroconvulsive-therapy-reduced-by-atropine-sulfate
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Yoko Suzuki, Miho Miyajima, Katsuya Ohta, Noriko Yoshida, Rie Omoya, Mayo Fujiwara, Takafumi Watanabe, Masaki Okumura, Hiroaki Yamazaki, Masayuki Shintaku, Issei Murata, Shigeru Ozaki, Takeshi Sasaki, Mitsuru Nakamura, Hiroshi Suwa, Tetsuo Sasano, Tokuhiro Kawara, Masato Matsuura, Eisuke Matsushima
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiogram abnormalities have been reported during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). A corrected QT interval (QTc) prolongation indicates delayed ventricular repolarization, which can trigger ventricular arrhythmias such as torsade de pointes (TdP). We examined the QTc changes during generalized tonic-clonic seizures induced by ECT, and the effects of atropine sulfate on these QTc changes. METHODS: We analyzed heart rate, QT interval, and QTc in 32 patients with depression who underwent ECT (25 women, 67...
September 1, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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