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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651159/health-related-quality-of-life-results-from-the-phase-iii-checkmate-067-study
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Dirk Schadendorf, James Larkin, Jedd Wolchok, F Stephen Hodi, Vanna Chiarion-Sileni, Rene Gonzalez, Piotr Rutkowski, Jean-Jacques Grob, C Lance Cowey, Christopher Lao, John Wagstaff, Margaret K Callahan, Michael A Postow, Michael Smylie, Pier Francesco Ferrucci, Reinhard Dummer, Andrew Hill, Fiona Taylor, Javier Sabater, Dana Walker, Srividya Kotapati, Amy Abernethy, Georgina V Long
BACKGROUND: Nivolumab, a monoclonal antibody of immune checkpoint programmed death 1 on T cells (PD-1), combined with ipilimumab, an immune checkpoint cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) inhibitor, as combination therapy on the one hand and nivolumab as monotherapy on the other, have both demonstrated improved efficacy compared with ipilimumab alone in the CheckMate 067 study. However, the combination resulted in a higher frequency of grade 3/4 adverse events (AEs), which could result in diminished health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650966/insecticide-resistance-to-permethrin-and-malathion-and-associated-mechanisms-in-aedes-aegypti-mosquitoes-from-st-andrew-jamaica
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Sheena Francis, Karla Saavedra-Rodriguez, Rushika Perera, Mark Paine, William C Black, Rupika Delgoda
The emergence of novel diseases spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito in Jamaica and the Caribbean, has prompted studies on insecticide resistance towards effective management of the vector. Though Jamaica has been using the organophosphate insecticide malathion in its vector control program for more than 30 years, resistance to the pesticide has not been tested in over a decade. We analyzed resistance to malathion and the pyrethroid insecticide, permethrin on mosquitoes collected across St. Andrew, Jamaica, and analyzed the molecular basis of resistance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650959/peridomestic-aedes-malayensis-and-aedes-albopictus-are-capable-vectors-of-arboviruses-in-cities
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Ian H Mendenhall, Menchie Manuel, Mahesh Moorthy, Theodore T M Lee, Dolyce H W Low, Dorothée Missé, Duane J Gubler, Brett R Ellis, Eng Eong Ooi, Julien Pompon
BACKGROUND: Dengue and chikungunya are global re-emerging mosquito-borne diseases. In Singapore, sustained vector control coupled with household improvements reduced domestic mosquito populations for the past 45 years, particularly the primary vector Aedes aegypti. However, while disease incidence was low for the first 30 years following vector control implementation, outbreaks have re-emerged in the past 15 years. Epidemiological observations point to the importance of peridomestic infection in areas not targeted by control programs...
June 26, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647987/-distribution-of-hiv-1-subtypes-among-foreign-patients-in-guangzhou-between-2008-and-2010-and-in-2015
#4
Z G Han, H Wu, C Y Liang, K Gao, H X Mai, Y S Cai, H F Xu
Objective: To understand the characteristic of subtype distribution among foreigners who were living with HIV-1, in Guangzhou. Methods: HIV-1 RNAs were extracted from 114 serum specimens in foreigners diagnosed with HIV-1 infections between 2008 and 2010, and in 2015. Partial pol gene of HIV-1 genome from these RNA samples were amplified by nested reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (nested-PCR) with nucleotide sequenced. Subsequently, phylogenetic tree was reconstructed using the pol sequences of samples and references...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647631/a-prospective-randomized-multicenter-clinical-trial-on-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-ready-to-use-fibrin-sealant-as-an-adjunct-to-hemostasis-during-vascular-surgery
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Ian Chetter, Gerard Stansby, José Aurelio Sarralde, Vicente Riambau, Antonio Giménez-Gaibar, Kent MacKenzie, Francisco Acín, Jordi Navarro-Puerto
PURPOSE: Anastomotic or "stitch hole" bleeding is common during vascular surgery with synthetic material such as Dacron or polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Hemostatic adjuncts such as fibrin sealant (FS) may reduce blood loss and operating time in such circumstances. We evaluated the safety and the hemostatic effectiveness of a ready-to-use human plasma-derived FS in vascular surgery. METHODS: Patients with mild / moderate suture line bleeding during elective, open, vascular surgery using synthetic grafts or patches were studied...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647346/sting-is-involved-in-antiviral-immune-response-against-vzv-infection-via-the-induction-of-type-i-and-iii-ifn-pathways
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Ji-Ae Kim, Seul-Ki Park, Seong-Wook Seo, Chan-Hee Lee, Ok Sarah Shin
Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) is a human-restricted α-herpesvirus that exhibits tropism for the skin. The VZV host receptors and downstream signaling pathways responsible for the antiviral innate immune response in the skin are not completely understood. Here, we show that stimulator of interferon genes (STING) mediates an important host defense against VZV infection in dermal cells including human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) and HaCaT keratinocytes. Inhibition of STING using small interfering RNA (siRNA) or short hairpin RNA (shRNA)-mediated gene disruption resulted in enhanced viral replication but diminished IRF3 phosphorylation and induction of IFNs and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646879/discovery-of-a-single-male-aedes-aegypti-l-in-merseyside-england
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Thom Dallimore, Tony Hunter, Jolyon M Medlock, Alexander G C Vaux, Ralph E Harbach, Clare Strode
BACKGROUND: The mosquito Aedes aegypti (L.) is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions where it is the major vector of dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya and more recently Zika virus. Given its importance as a vector of arboviruses and its propensity to be transported to new regions, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has placed Ae. aegypti on a list of potentially invasive mosquito species. It was previously reported in the United Kingdom (UK) in 1865 and 1919 but did not establish on either occasion...
June 24, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646789/data-mining-for-detecting-signals-of-adverse-drug-reactions-of-fluoxetine-using-the-korea-adverse-event-reporting-system-kaers-database
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Seonji Kim, Kyounghoon Park, Mi-Sook Kim, Bo Ram Yang, Hyun Jin Choi, Byung-Joo Park
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have become one of the most broadly used medications in psychiatry. Fluoxetine is the first representative antidepressant SSRI drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1987. Safety information on fluoxetine use alone was less reported than its combined use with other drugs. There were no published papers on adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of fluoxetine analyzing spontaneous adverse events reports. We detected signals of the adverse drug reactions of fluoxetine by data mining using the Korea Adverse Events Reporting System (KAERS) database...
June 13, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646757/discovery-and-structure-activity-relationship-studies-of-2-benzylidene-2-3-dihydro-1h-inden-1-one-and-benzofuran-3-2h-one-derivatives-as-a-novel-class-of-potential-therapeutics-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Tara Man Kadayat, Suhrid Banskota, Pallavi Gurung, Ganesh Bist, Til Bahadur Thapa Magar, Aarajana Shrestha, Jung-Ae Kim, Eung-Seok Lee
To develop effective therapeutics for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), 2-benzylidene-2,3-dihydro-1H-inden-1-one and benzofuran-3(2H)-one derivatives, were designed and synthesized and their structure-activity relationships (SAR) were investigated. Compounds 7, 25, 26, 32, 39, 41, 52, 54, and 55 showed potent inhibitory effect (>70%) on the TNF-α-induced adhesion of monocytes to colon epithelial cells, which is one of the hallmark events leading to IBD. Such inhibitory activity of the compounds correlated with their suppressive activities against the TNF-α-induced production of ROS; ICAM-1 and MCP-1 expression, critical molecules involved in monocyte-epithelial adhesion; and NF-κB transcriptional activity...
June 10, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646442/variability-of-adverse-events-in-the-public-health-care-service-of-the-tuscany-region
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Sara Albolino, Riccardo Tartaglia, Tommaso Bellandi, Elisa Bianchini, Giancarlo Fabbro, Silvia Forni, Giulia Cernuschi, Annibale Biggeri
The objective of the study is to analyze the variation of adverse events (AEs) according to the different structure of hospitals. The study is a multicenter, retrospective study. It involves 4 teaching hospitals (THs) and 32 community hospitals, distributed in 12 local trusts (LTs), of the Tuscany Regional Healthcare Service (RHS). A random sample of the clinical records of patients admitted in LTs and THs in 2008 was selected from the database of the hospital discharge records of the centers. Among 11,293 clinical records included, a total of 354 adverse events were identified...
June 23, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646433/oxcarbazepine-oral-suspension-in-pediatric-patients-with-partial-seizures-and-or-generalized-tonic-clonic-seizures-a-multi-center-single-arm-observational-study-in-china
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Yi Wang, Yin-Bo Chen, Yu-Qin Zhang, Rong Luo, Hua Wang, Jun-Lan Lv, Dong Wang, Sui-Qiang Zhu, Zhong-Dong Lin, Jiong Qin
BACKGROUND: To assess efficacy and safety of oxcarbazepine (OXC) oral suspension in pediatric patients aged 2-16 years with partial seizures (PS) and/ or generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) in real-world clinical practice in China. METHODS: This 26-week, single arm, multicenter and observational study recruited patients aged 2-16 years with PS or GTCS suitable for OXC oral suspension treatment. Enrolled patients received OXC oral suspension treatment for 26 weeks...
June 22, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645333/sac-1004-a-vascular-leakage-blocker-reduces-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-suppressing-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-and-inflammation
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Haiying Zhang, Joon Ha Park, Sony Maharjan, Jeong Ae Park, Kyu-Sung Choi, Hyojin Park, Yoonjeong Jeong, Ji Hyeon Ahn, In Hye Kim, Jae-Chul Lee, Jeong Hwi Cho, In-Kyu Lee, Choong Hyun Lee, In Koo Hwang, Young-Myeong Kim, Young-Ger Suh, Moo-Ho Won, Young-Guen Kwon
BACKGROUND: Blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown and inflammation are critical events in ischemic stroke, contributing to aggravated brain damage. The BBB mainly consists of microvascular endothelial cells sealed by tight junctions to protect the brain from blood-borne substances. Thus, the maintenance of BBB integrity may be a potential target for neuroprotection. Sac-1004, a pseudo-sugar derivative of cholesterol, enhances the endothelial barrier by the stabilization of the cortical actin ring...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645089/drug-resistance-mechanism-of-l10f-l10f-n88s-and-l90m-mutations-in-crf01_ae-hiv-1-protease-molecular-dynamics-simulations-and-binding-free-energy-calculations
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C S Vasavi, Ramasamy Tamizhselvi, Punnagai Munusami
HIV-1 protease plays a crucial role in viral replication and maturation, which makes it one of the most attractive targets for anti-retroviral therapy. The majority of HIV infections in developing countries are due to non-B subtype. Subtype AE is spreading rapidly and infecting huge population worldwide. The mutations in the active site of subtype AE directly impair the interactions with the inhibitor. The non-active site mutations influence the binding of the inhibitor indirectly and their resistance mechanism is not well understood...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643237/small-airway-absorption-and-microdosimetry-of-inhaled-corticosteroid-particles-after-deposition
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P Worth Longest, Michael Hindle
PURPOSE: To predict the cellular-level epithelial absorbed dose from deposited inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) particles in a model of an expanding and contracting small airway segment for different particle forms. METHODS: A computational fluid dynamics (CFD)-based model of drug dissolution, absorption and clearance occurring in the surface liquid of a representative small airway generation (G13) was developed and used to evaluate epithelial dose for the same deposited drug mass of conventional microparticles, nanoaggregates and a true nanoaerosol...
June 22, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643017/safety-and-efficacy-of-daratumumab-in-japanese-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma-a-multicenter-phase-1-dose-escalation-study
#15
Shinsuke Iida, Kenshi Suzuki, Shigeru Kusumoto, Masaki Ri, Nobuhiro Tsukada, Yu Abe, Masayuki Aoki, Mitsuo Inagaki
Safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of daratumumab as a monotherapy were investigated in Japanese patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM). This multicenter, dose-escalation study included patients (age ≥20 years) with ≥2 prior therapies. Daratumumab was administered intravenously: 8 mg/kg (n = 4) and 16 mg/kg (n = 5). The primary endpoint was safety. Secondary endpoints included objective response, overall response rate (ORR), progression-free survival (PFS), PK, and immunogenicity...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642854/measurement-uncertainty-in-spine-bone-mineral-density-by-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry
#16
Ae-Ja Park, Jun-Il Yoo, Jee-Hye Choi, Kyun Shik Chae, Chang Geun Kim, Dal Sik Kim
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to calculate the measurement uncertainty of the process of bone mineral density (BMD) analysis using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry with traceability. METHODS: Between March 2015 and October 2016, among healthy participants in their 20s and 30s, the study included those who had not taken calcium, vitamin D supplements and steroids and were without a history of osteoporosis, osteopenia and diseases related to osteoporosis...
May 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642469/tracing-the-epidemic-history-of-hiv-1-crf01_ae-clusters-using-near-complete-genome-sequences
#17
Xingguang Li, Haizhou Liu, Lu Liu, Yi Feng, Marcia L Kalish, Simon Y W Ho, Yiming Shao
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has a number of circulating recombinant forms that are the product of recombination between different HIV subtypes. The first circulating recombinant form of HIV-1 to be identified was CRF01_AE, which originated in Central Africa and is now most prevalent in Southeast and East Asia. In this study, we investigated the timescale, evolutionary history, and population genetics of the HIV-1 CRF01_AE strains primarily responsible for the epidemic in Asia. A further aim of our study was to define and standardize the nomenclature and provide well-characterized reference sequences for the phylogenetic transmission clusters of CRF01_AE...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642230/a-review-of-pulmonary-toxicity-of-electronic-cigarettes-in-the-context-of-smoking-a-focus-on-inflammation
#18
Peter G Shields, Micah Berman, Theodore M Brasky, Jo L Freudenheim, Ewy A Mathe, Joseph McElroy, Min-Ae Song, Mark D Wewers
The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) is increasing rapidly, but their effects on lung toxicity are largely unknown. Smoking is a well-established cause of lung cancer and respiratory disease, in part through inflammation. It is plausible that e-cig use might affect similar inflammatory pathways. E-cigs are used by some smokers as an aid for quitting or smoking reduction, and by never smokers (e.g., adolescents and young adults). The relative effects for impacting disease risk may differ for these groups...
June 22, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642136/a-novel-hepatitis-b-virus-derived-cis-acting-sequence-that-enhances-expression-of-transgenes-delivered-by-plasmid-vectors-in-eukaryote-cell-culture-systems
#19
Seoung-Ae Lee, Hong Kim, So-Young Lee, Bum-Joon Kim
We tested the effectiveness of a novel 13-bp hepatitis B virus (HBV)-derived cis-acting element (CAE) (ACCTCGACAAGGC), called the DT2 CAE, in augmenting transgene expression delivered by plasmid vectors in eukaryotic cells. The addition of the DT2 CAE just upstream of the start codon of several different target proteins (luciferase, EGFP, LHB, HBsAg, and MIF) in DNA plasmid constructs enhanced their translation in a posttranscriptional manner, irrespective of cell type (cell lines or primary cells) or promoter (CMV or HBV preS1 promoters), suggesting its feasibility for enhanced protein production in eukaryotic cell systems...
June 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641549/relevance-of-cat-and-dog-sensitization-by-skin-prick-testing-in-childhood-eczema-and-asthma
#20
Kam Lun E Lun Hon, Kathy Yin Ching Tsang, Ting Fan Leung
BACKGROUND: Household animal dander has been implicated as aeroallergen in childhood atopic diseases. Many parents seek healthcare advice if household pet keeping may be detrimental in atopic eczema (AE) and atopies. AIM: We investigated if skin sensitization by cat/dog dander was associated with disease severity and quality of life in children with AE. METHODS: Demographics, skin prick test (SPT) results, disease severity (Nottingham eczema severity score NESS), Children Dermatology Life Quality Index (CDLQI), blood IgE and eosinophil counts of a cohort of AE patients were reviewed...
June 14, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
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