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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073883/infective-endocarditis-and-risk-of-death-after-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-implantation-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Cengiz Özcan, Jakob Raunsø, Morten Lamberts, Lars Køber, Tommi Bo Lindhardt, Niels Eske Bruun, Marie Louise Laursen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar Hilmar Gislason, Morten Lock Hansen
AIMS: To determine the incidence, risk factors, and mortality of infective endocarditis (IE) following implantation of a first-time, permanent, cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED). METHODS AND RESULTS: From Danish nationwide administrative registers (beginning in 1996), we identified all de-novo permanent pacemakers (PMs) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) together with the occurrence of post-implantation IE-events in the period from 2000-2012...
January 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073694/hiv-latency-should-we-shock-or-lock
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REVIEW
Gilles Darcis, Benoit Van Driessche, Carine Van Lint
Combinatory antiretroviral therapy (cART) increases the survival and quality of life of HIV-1-infected patients. However, interruption of therapy almost invariably leads to the re-emergence of detectable viral replication because HIV-1 persists in viral latent reservoirs. Improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in HIV-1 latency has paved the way for innovative strategies that attempt to purge latent virus. In this article we discuss the results of the broadly explored 'shock and kill' strategy, and also highlight the major hurdles facing this approach...
January 7, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067056/potential-benefit-of-rotational-radiation-therapy
#3
Jason Vickress, Michael Lock, Simon Lo, Slav Yartsev
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058671/possible-muscle-repair-in-the-human-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Linda Sommese, Alberto Zullo, Concetta Schiano, Francesco P Mancini, Claudio Napoli
The regenerative potential of tissues and organs could promote survival, extended lifespan and healthy life in multicellular organisms. Niches of adult stemness are widely distributed and lead to the anatomical and functional regeneration of the damaged organ. Conversely, muscular regeneration in mammals, and humans in particular, is very limited and not a single piece of muscle can fully regrow after a severe injury. Therefore, muscle repair after myocardial infarction is still a chimera. Recently, it has been recognized that epigenetics could play a role in tissue regrowth since it guarantees the maintenance of cellular identity in differentiated cells and, therefore, the stability of organs and tissues...
January 5, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050150/risk-stratification-treatment-selection-and-transplant-eligibility-in-multiple-myeloma-a-qualitative-study-of-the-perspectives-and-self-reported-practices-of-oncologists
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T W LeBlanc, A Howson, W Turell, P Sheldon, S C Locke, S A Tuchman, C Gasparetto, S Kaura, Z M Khan, A P Abernethy
BACKGROUND: Since the early 2000s, treatment options for multiple myeloma have rapidly expanded, adding significant complexity to the management of this disease. To our knowledge, no systematic qualitative research on clinical decision-making in multiple myeloma has been published. We sought to characterize how physicians view and implement guidelines and incorporate novel approaches into patient care. METHODS: We designed a semi-structured qualitative interview guide informed by literature review and an expert advisory panel...
December 2016: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048848/mo-fg-campus-jep3-04-feasibility-study-of-real-time-ultrasound-monitoring-for-abdominal-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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Lin Su, Sook Kien Ng, Ying Zhang, Tianlong Ji, Iulian Iordachita, Joseph Herman, John Wong, H Tutkun Sen, Peter Kazanzides, Muyinatu A Lediju Bell, Kai Ding
PURPOSE: Ultrasound is ideal for real-time monitoring in radiotherapy with high soft tissue contrast, non-ionization, portability, and cost effectiveness. Few studies investigated clinical application of real-time ultrasound monitoring for abdominal stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). This study aims to demonstrate the feasibility of real-time monitoring of 3D target motion using 4D ultrasound. METHODS: An ultrasound probe holding system was designed to allow clinician to freely move and lock ultrasound probe...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007997/stimulating-at-the-right-time-phase-specific-deep-brain-stimulation
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Hayriye Cagnan, David Pedrosa, Simon Little, Alek Pogosyan, Binith Cheeran, Tipu Aziz, Alexander Green, James Fitzgerald, Thomas Foltynie, Patricia Limousin, Ludvic Zrinzo, Marwan Hariz, Karl J Friston, Timothy Denison, Peter Brown
SEE MOLL AND ENGEL DOI101093/AWW308 FOR A SCIENTIFIC COMMENTARY ON THIS ARTICLE: Brain regions dynamically engage and disengage with one another to execute everyday actions from movement to decision making. Pathologies such as Parkinson's disease and tremor emerge when brain regions controlling movement cannot readily decouple, compromising motor function. Here, we propose a novel stimulation strategy that selectively regulates neural synchrony through phase-specific stimulation. We demonstrate for the first time the therapeutic potential of such a stimulation strategy for the treatment of patients with pathological tremor...
January 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007665/cd25-blockade-delays-regulatory-t-cell-reconstitution-and-does-not-prevent-graft-versus-host-disease-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Frederick L Locke, Joseph Pidala, Barry Storer, Paul J Martin, Michael A Pulsipher, Thomas R Chauncey, Niels Jacobsen, Nicolaus Kröger, Irwin Walker, Susan Light, Bronwen E Shaw, Francisca Beato, Ginna G Laport, Auayporn Nademanee, Armand Keating, Gerard Socie, Claudio Anasetti
Daclizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody, binds CD25 and blocks formation of the IL-2 receptor on T cells. A study of daclizumab as acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis after unrelated bone marrow transplantation was conducted before the importance of CD25(+)FOXP3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) was recognized. Tregs can abrogate the onset of GVHD. The relation between Tregs and a graft-versus-malignancy effect is not fully understood. An international, multicenter, double-blind clinical trial randomized 210 adult or pediatric patients to receive 5 weekly doses of daclizumab at 0...
December 19, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007348/home-use-of-a-bihormonal-bionic-pancreas-versus-insulin-pump-therapy-in-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-a-multicentre-randomised-crossover-trial
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Firas H El-Khatib, Courtney Balliro, Mallory A Hillard, Kendra L Magyar, Laya Ekhlaspour, Manasi Sinha, Debbie Mondesir, Aryan Esmaeili, Celia Hartigan, Michael J Thompson, Samir Malkani, J Paul Lock, David M Harlan, Paula Clinton, Eliana Frank, Darrell M Wilson, Daniel DeSalvo, Lisa Norlander, Trang Ly, Bruce A Buckingham, Jamie Diner, Milana Dezube, Laura A Young, April Goley, M Sue Kirkman, John B Buse, Hui Zheng, Rajendranath R Selagamsetty, Edward R Damiano, Steven J Russell
BACKGROUND: The safety and effectiveness of a continuous, day-and-night automated glycaemic control system using insulin and glucagon has not been shown in a free-living, home-use setting. We aimed to assess whether bihormonal bionic pancreas initialised only with body mass can safely reduce mean glycaemia and hypoglycaemia in adults with type 1 diabetes who were living at home and participating in their normal daily routines without restrictions on diet or physical activity. METHODS: We did a random-order crossover study in volunteers at least 18 years old who had type 1 diabetes and lived within a 30 min drive of four sites in the USA...
December 20, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999062/5-hydroxyethyl-3-tetradecanoyltetramic-acid-represents-a-novel-treatment-for-intravascular-catheter-infections-due-to-staphylococcus-aureus
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Marta Zapotoczna, Ewan J Murray, Siobhan Hogan, James P O'Gara, Siri R Chhabra, Weng C Chan, Eoghan O'Neill, Paul Williams
OBJECTIVES: Biofilm infections of intravascular catheters caused by Staphylococcus aureus may be treated with catheter lock solutions (CLSs). Here we investigated the antibacterial activity, cytotoxicity and CLS potential of 5-hydroxyethyl-3-tetradecanoyltetramic acid (5HE-C14-TMA) compared with the related compounds 3-tetradecanoyltetronic (C14-TOA) and 3-tetradecanoylthiotetronic (C14-TTA), which are variants of quorum sensing signalling molecules produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa METHODS: Antibacterial activity and mechanism of action of 5HE-C14-TMA, C14-TOA and C14-TTA were determined via MIC, bacterial killing, membrane potential and permeability assays...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988257/parametric-characterization-of-neural-activity-in-the-locus-coeruleus-in-response-to-vagus-nerve-stimulation
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Daniel R Hulsey, Jonathan R Riley, Kristofer W Loerwald, Robert L Rennaker, Michael P Kilgard, Seth A Hays
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has emerged as a therapy to treat a wide range of neurological disorders, including epilepsy, depression, stroke, and tinnitus. Activation of neurons in the locus coeruleus (LC) is believed to mediate many of the effects of VNS in the central nervous system. Despite the importance of the LC, there is a dearth of direct evidence characterizing neural activity in response to VNS. A detailed understanding of the brain activity evoked by VNS across a range of stimulation parameters may guide selection of stimulation regimens for therapeutic use...
December 14, 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941362/molecular-characterization-of-endometrial-cancer-and-therapeutic-implications
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Locke Uppendahl, Sally A Mullany, Boris Winterhoff
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the emerging comprehensive genomic classification of endometrial carcinoma and discusses the therapeutic implications of these subgroups. RECENT FINDINGS: Comprehensive, multiplatform evaluation of endometrial cancers by the Cancer Genome Atlas stratified the molecular aberrations into four distinct subtypes: POLE mutations, microsatellite instability, copy-number low/microsatellite stable, and copy-number high/'serous-like...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936442/label-free-colorimetric-detection-of-cancer-related-gene-based-on-two-step-amplification-of-molecular-machine
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Huo Xu, Dong Wu, Chen-Qiao Li, Zheng Lu, Xiao-Yun Liao, Jie Huang, Zai-Sheng Wu
Highly sensitive detection of K-ras gene is of great significance in biomedical research and clinical diagnosis. Here, we developed a colorimetric biosensing system for the detection of proto-oncogene K-ras based on enhanced amplification effect of DNA molecular machine, where dual isothermal circular strand-displacement amplification (D-SDA) occurs on two arms in one-to-one correspondence. Specifically, we designed a primer-locked hairpin probe (HP) and a primer-contained linear polymerization template (PPT)...
April 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932156/dosing-eculizumab-for-antibody-mediated-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
#14
B Smith, V Kumar, D Mompoint-Williams, R D Reed, P A MacLennan, K Stegner, J E Locke
Severe antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) of a blood type-incompatible (ABOi) living donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) can lead to graft failure, and aggressive therapies, such as the anticomplement antibody eculizumab, are often used to rescue the affected graft. Eculizumab therapy can be crippling financially. Current literature suggests a wide variation in the amount and timing of eculizumab given as rescue therapy in the setting of AMR. Herein we describe a limited-eculizumab regimen in the setting of severe AMR that is both clinically and cost effective...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927647/gvhd-prevents-nk-cell-dependent-leukemia-and-virus-specific-innate-immunity
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Mark D Bunting, Antiopi Varelias, Fernando Souza-Fonseca-Guimaraes, Iona S Schuster, Katie E Lineburg, Rachel D Kuns, Peter Fleming, Kelly R Locke, Nicholas D Huntington, Bruce R Blazar, Steven W Lane, Siok-Keen Tey, Kelli P A MacDonald, Mark J Smyth, Mariapia A Degli-Esposti, Geoffrey R Hill
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (allo-BMT) is a curative therapy for hematological malignancies, but is associated with significant complications, principally graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and opportunistic infections. Natural killer (NK) cells mediate important innate immunity that provides a temporal bridge until the reconstruction of adaptive immunity. Here we show that the development of GVHD after allo-BMT prevented NK-cell reconstitution, particularly within the maturing M1 and M2 NK-cell subsets in association with exaggerated activation, apoptosis and autophagy...
December 7, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927053/future-therapies-targeted-towards-eliminating-candida-biofilms-and-associated-infections
#16
H M H N Bandara, V H Matsubara, L P Samaranayake
Candida species are common human commensals and cause either superficial or invasive opportunistic infections. The biofilm form of candida as opposed to its suspended, planktonic form, is predominantly associated with these infections. Alternative or adjunctive therapies are urgently needed to manage Candida infections as the currently available short arsenal of antifungal drugs has been compromised due to their systemic toxicity, cross-reactivity with other drugs, and above all, by the emergence of drug-resistant Candida species due to irrational drug use...
December 16, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916398/ruxolitinib-for-the-treatment-of-inadequately-controlled-polycythaemia-vera-without-splenomegaly-response-2-a-randomised-open-label-phase-3b-study
#17
Francesco Passamonti, Martin Griesshammer, Francesca Palandri, Miklos Egyed, Giulia Benevolo, Timothy Devos, Jeannie Callum, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Serdar Sivgin, Caroline Bensasson, Mahmudul Khan, Nadjat Mounedji, Guray Saydam
BACKGROUND: In the pivotal RESPONSE study, ruxolitinib, a Janus kinase (JAK)1 and JAK2 inhibitor, was superior to best available therapy at controlling haematocrit and improving splenomegaly and symptoms in patients with polycythaemia vera with splenomegaly who were inadequately controlled with hydroxyurea. In this study, we assessed the efficacy and safety of ruxolitinib in controlling disease in patients with polycythaemia vera without splenomegaly who need second-line therapy. METHODS: RESPONSE-2 is a randomised, open-label, phase 3b study assessing ruxolitinib versus best available therapy in patients with polycythaemia vera done in 48 hospitals or clinics across 12 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America...
December 1, 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895083/locking-plate-external-fixation-and-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-treatment-of-a-primary-infection-in-a-closed-clavicle-fracture
#18
Robert M Kenyon, David I Morrissey, Diarmuid C Molony, John Francis Quinlan
Infection in a clavicle fracture is uncommon, but remains a challenging problem. A paucity of soft tissue coverage often combined with significant displacement and interfragmentary movement add complexity to an already difficult situation for effective infection treatment. External fixation in principle offers a means of achieving fracture stability, while the infection is being eradicated. We present the case of a closed clavicle fracture, initially treated conservatively, that presented 5 weeks later with infection...
November 28, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882923/a-dna-dual-lock-and-key-strategy-for-cell-subtype-specific-sirna-delivery
#19
Kewei Ren, Ying Liu, Jie Wu, Yue Zhang, Jing Zhu, Min Yang, Huangxian Ju
The efficient and precise delivery of siRNA to target cells is critical to successful gene therapy. While novel nanomaterials enhance delivery efficiency, it still remains challenging for precise gene delivery to overcome nonspecific adsorption and off-target effect. Here we design a dual lock-and-key system to perform cell-subtype-specific recognition and siRNA delivery. The siRNA is self-assembled in an oligonucleotide nano vehicle that is modified with a hairpin structure to act as both the 'smart key' and the delivery carrier...
November 24, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872830/bacteremia-in-hemodialysis-patients
#20
REVIEW
Masashi Suzuki, Nobuhiko Satoh, Motonobu Nakamura, Shoko Horita, George Seki, Kyoji Moriya
Infection is a common complication and is the second leading cause of death in hemodialysis patients. The risk of bacteremia in hemodialysis patients is 26-fold higher than in the general population, and 1/2-3/4 of the causative organisms of bacteremia in hemodialysis patients are Gram-positive bacteria. The ratio of resistant bacteria in hemodialysis patients compared to the general population is unclear. Several reports have indicated that hemodialysis patients have a higher risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Nephrology
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