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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929412/glecaprevir-pibrentasvir-first-global-approval
#1
Yvette N Lamb
A fixed-dose combination tablet of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease inhibitor (PI) glecaprevir and the HCV NS5A inhibitor pibrentasvir [glecaprevir/pibrentasvir; MAVIRET™ (EU); MAVYRET™ (USA)] has been developed by AbbVie. Oral glecaprevir/pibrentasvir 300 mg/120 mg (three 100 mg/40 mg tablets) taken once daily has been approved by the EMA for the treatment of all major genotypes (genotypes 1-6) of chronic HCV infection in adults. It has also been approved by the US FDA for the treatment of adult patients with chronic HCV genotype 1-6 infection without cirrhosis and with compensated cirrhosis, and for the treatment of adult patients with HCV genotype 1 infection who previously have been treated with a regimen containing either an HCV NS5A inhibitor or an NS3/4A PI, but not both...
September 19, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910796/modeling-of-internal-filtration-in-theranova-hemodialyzers
#2
Anna Lorenzin, Mauro Neri, William R Clark, Francesco Garzotto, Alessandra Brendolan, Federico Nalesso, Nicola Marchionna, Monica Zanella, Marco Sartori, Gianfranco B Fiore, Claudio Ronco
High retention onset (HRO) is the designation for a new class of hemodialysis membranes. A unique characteristic of this class is the highly selective and controlled porosity resulting in sieving properties that provide a clinically desirable balance between middle/large molecular weight solute removal and albumin loss. Another defining feature of this membrane class is the relatively small fiber diameter, which produces high convective volumes in the form of internal filtration. The aim of the present study was to estimate, by semi-empirical methods, convective volumes for 2 new HRO dialyzers: Theranova 400 and Theranova 500 (Baxter International Inc...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867497/bictegravir-emtricitabine-and-tenofovir-alafenamide-versus-dolutegravir-abacavir-and-lamivudine-for-initial-treatment-of-hiv-1-infection-gs-us-380-1489-a-double-blind-multicentre-phase-3-randomised-controlled-non-inferiority-trial
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Joel Gallant, Adriano Lazzarin, Anthony Mills, Chloe Orkin, Daniel Podzamczer, Pablo Tebas, Pierre-Marie Girard, Indira Brar, Eric S Daar, David Wohl, Jürgen Rockstroh, Xuelian Wei, Joseph Custodio, Kirsten White, Hal Martin, Andrew Cheng, Erin Quirk
BACKGROUND: Integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs) are recommended components of initial antiretroviral therapy with two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Bictegravir is a novel, potent INSTI with a high in-vitro barrier to resistance and low potential as a perpetrator or victim of clinically relevant drug-drug interactions. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of bictegravir coformulated with emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide as a fixed-dose combination versus coformulated dolutegravir, abacavir, and lamivudine...
August 31, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842800/reductive-precipitation-and-removal-of-cr-vi-from-groundwaters-by-pipe-flocculation-microfiltration
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Stylianos Stylianou, Konstantinos Simeonidis, Manassis Mitrakas, Anastasios Zouboulis, Mathias Ernst, Ioannis A Katsoyiannis
Chromium (Cr(VI)) is a very toxic and carcinogenic element, which is widely present in groundwaters, mainly due to geogenic conditions. The limit of Cr(VI) in drinking water is expected to be reduced to 10 μg/L in both the USA and the European Union. Recent literature findings indicated that the most efficient process in reducing Cr(VI) levels to below 10 μg/L proved to be Cr(VI) reduction by Fe(II), by applying a molar ratio Fe(II)/Cr(VI) of around 9. In the present work, we investigated the reduction of Cr(VI) by Fe(II) in pipe flocculation reactors followed by filtration of insoluble products by microfiltration...
August 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829783/usa-national-phenology-network-s-volunteer-contributed-observations-yield-predictive-models-of-phenological-transitions
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Theresa M Crimmins, Michael A Crimmins, Katharine L Gerst, Alyssa H Rosemartin, Jake F Weltzin
PURPOSE: In support of science and society, the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN) maintains a rapidly growing, continental-scale, species-rich dataset of plant and animal phenology observations that with over 10 million records is the largest such database in the United States. The aim of this study was to explore the potential that exists in the broad and rich volunteer-collected dataset maintained by the USA-NPN for constructing models predicting the timing of phenological transition across species' ranges within the continental United States...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827206/relationship-between-gonadal-function-and-cardiometabolic-risk-in-young-men-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
#6
Shannon D Sullivan, Mark S Nash, Eshetu Tefara, Emily Tinsley, Suzanne Groah
BACKGROUND: We reported previously that young men with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) have a greater prevalence of testosterone deficiency compared with an age-matched, healthy control population. Young men with SCI also are at increased risk for developing cardiometabolic dysfunction after injury. It is unclear whether testosterone deficiency is associated with heightened cardiometabolic risk in men with SCI. OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations among levels of testosterone in young men with chronic SCI and surrogate markers of cardiometabolic risk...
August 18, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822787/global-regional-and-national-deaths-prevalence-disability-adjusted-life-years-and-years-lived-with-disability-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-asthma-1990-2015-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are common diseases with a heterogeneous distribution worldwide. Here, we present methods and disease and risk estimates for COPD and asthma from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) 2015 study. The GBD study provides annual updates on estimates of deaths, prevalence, and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), a summary measure of fatal and non-fatal disease outcomes, for over 300 diseases and injuries, for 188 countries from 1990 to the most recent year...
September 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818546/glecaprevir-plus-pibrentasvir-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1-2-4-5-or-6-infection-in-adults-with-compensated-cirrhosis-expedition-1-a-single-arm-open-label-multicentre-phase-3-trial
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Xavier Forns, Samuel S Lee, Joaquin Valdes, Sabela Lens, Reem Ghalib, Humberto Aguilar, Franco Felizarta, Tarek Hassanein, Holger Hinrichsen, Diego Rincon, Rosa Morillas, Stefan Zeuzem, Yves Horsmans, David R Nelson, Yao Yu, Preethi Krishnan, Chih-Wei Lin, Jens J Kort, Federico J Mensa
BACKGROUND: The once-daily, ribavirin-free, pangenotypic, direct-acting antiviral regimen, glecaprevir coformulated with pibrentasvir, has shown high rates of sustained virological response in phase 2 and 3 studies. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of 12 weeks of coformulated glecaprevir and pibrentasvir in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and compensated cirrhosis. METHODS: We did this single-arm, open-label, multicentre phase 3 study at 40 sites in Belgium, Canada, Germany, South Africa, Spain, and the USA...
August 14, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816077/in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-occlusive-properties-of-the-artventive-endoluminal-occlusion-system-occlusion-device-for-transrenal-ureteral-occlusion
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Daniel Kuetting, Carsten Meyer, Hans Heinz Schild, Claus Christian Pieper
PURPOSE: Current techniques for percutaneous ureteral occlusion are either technically difficult or not satisfactory because of frequent ureteral recanalization. The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the occlusive properties of an "off the shelf" solution (Endoluminal Occlusion System [EOS™]; ArtVentive Medical Group, Inc., Carlsbad, CA) for transrenal ureteral occlusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Both 8 and 11 mm expanded polytetrafluoroethylene-covered ArtVentive EOS devices were used in 10 porcine models...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815486/staphylococcus-aureus-carriage-in-french-athletes-at-risk-of-ca-mrsa-infection-a-prospective-cross-sectional-study
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E Couvé-Deacon, D Postil, O Barraud, C Duchiron, D Chainier, A Labrunie, N Pestourie, P M Preux, B François, M C Ploy
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a leading cause of infectious diseases in sports teams. In recent decades, community-associated SA (CA-SA) strains have emerged worldwide and have been responsible for outbreaks in sports teams. There are very few data on the prevalence of these strains in France, and none on the carriage among athletes. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study to determine the SA carriage proportion among athletes practicing sports at risk for CA-SA infection in a French county, and determined the methicillin-resistant and/or CA-SA proportion...
August 16, 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803710/intrathecal-2-hydroxypropyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-decreases-neurological-disease-progression-in-niemann-pick-disease-type-c1-a-non-randomised-open-label-phase-1-2-trial
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Daniel S Ory, Elizabeth A Ottinger, Nicole Yanjanin Farhat, Kelly A King, Xuntian Jiang, Lisa Weissfeld, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Cristin D Davidson, Simona Bianconi, Lee Ann Keener, Ravichandran Rao, Ariane Soldatos, Rohini Sidhu, Kimberly A Walters, Xin Xu, Audrey Thurm, Beth Solomon, William J Pavan, Bernardus N Machielse, Mark Kao, Steven A Silber, John C McKew, Carmen C Brewer, Charles H Vite, Steven U Walkley, Christopher P Austin, Forbes D Porter
BACKGROUND: Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 (NPC1) is a lysosomal storage disorder characterised by progressive neurodegeneration. In preclinical testing, 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrins (HPβCD) significantly delayed cerebellar Purkinje cell loss, slowed progression of neurological manifestations, and increased lifespan in mouse and cat models of NPC1. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of lumbar intrathecal HPβCD. METHODS: In this open-label, dose-escalation phase 1-2a study, we gave monthly intrathecal HPβCD to participants with NPC1 with neurological manifestation at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA...
August 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770368/polymorphisms-of-gstm1-gstt1-gstp1-genes-and-chromosomal-aberrations-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Varvara I Minina, Olga A Soboleva, Andrey N Glushkov, Elena N Voronina, Ekaterina A Sokolova, Marina L Bakanova, Yana A Savchenko, Anastasia V Ryzhkova, Ruslan A Titov, Vladimir G Druzhinin, Maxim Yu Sinitsky, Maxim A Asanov
PURPOSE: To study the potential links between genetic polymorphisms in the GSTT1, GSTM1, GSTP1 genes and the frequency of chromosomal aberrations (CAs) in lung cancer patients and healthy residents in Russian Federation. METHODS: 200 cells in well-spread metaphase with 46 chromosomes were examined for 353 newly diagnosed lung cancer patients (males) who received medical treatment in the Kemerovo Regional Oncology Center (Kemerovo, Russian Federation), and 300 healthy males from Kemerovo, Russian Federation...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758059/hypertension-and-diabetes-mellitus-how-do-they-affect-the-right-ventricular-functions-individually-and-together
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Inas Ibrahim Eweda
CONTEXT: The right ventricle (RV) is neglected in clinical practice although the RV function is the primary determinant of prognosis and effort tolerance in many groups of patients. AIM: The effects of type two diabetes mellitus and hypertension solitary and together were studied on right ventricular systolic and diastolic function by echo-Doppler and tissue Doppler echocardiography. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A cohort of 300 consecutive patients with echocardiographic right ventricular (RV) diastolic dysfunction as determined by Doppler echocardiography were included in this study...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756912/a-community-based-screening-program-for-chagas-disease-in-the-usa
#14
Sheba K Meymandi, Salvador Hernandez, Colin J Forsyth
Chagas disease (CD) affects over 300 000 people in the USA, many with limited access to healthcare. Although early detection and treatment prevents life-threatening complications, <1% of people with CD receive diagnosis, and routine screening is virtually nonexistent in the USA. We describe a program that led to an increase in CD screening in the Latin American-born population of Los Angeles.
July 27, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747089/advances-in-nanopore-sensing-promises-to-transform-healthcare
#15
Farzin Haque, Shaoying Wang, Taoxiang Wu, Peixuan Guo
International Conference on Nanopore Technology (Shenzhen), 30 March-1 April 2017, Shenzhen, China The International Conference on Nanopore Technology (Shenzhen) was held from 30 March to 1 April 2017 in Shenzhen, China. The goal of the meeting was threefold: leverage the unique properties of nanopore technology to promote transformative advances in medicine, encourage cross-disciplinary collaborations in the research community within China and abroad; and discuss critical challenges that need to be addressed to rapidly advance the field...
July 27, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742818/first-identification-of-a-recombinant-form-of-hepatitis-c-virus-in-austrian-patients-by-full-genome-next-generation-sequencing
#16
Evelyn Stelzl, Bernhard Haas, Bernd Bauer, Sherry Zhang, Ellen H Fiss, Grantland Hillman, Aaron T Hamilton, Rochak Mehta, Marintha L Heil, Ed G Marins, Brigitte I Santner, Harald H Kessler
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) intergenotypic recombinant forms have been reported for various HCV genotypes/subtypes in several countries worldwide. In a recent study, four patients living in Austria had been identified to be possibly infected with a recombinant HCV strain. To clarify results and determine the point of recombination, full-genome next-generation sequencing using the Illumina MiSeq v2 300 cycle kit (Illumina, San Diego, CA, USA) was performed in the present study. Samples of all of the patients contained the recombinant HCV strain 2k/1b...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739105/mountains-to-the-sea-river-study-of-plastic-and-non-plastic-microfiber-pollution-in-the-northeast-usa
#17
Rachael Z Miller, Andrew J R Watts, Brooke O Winslow, Tamara S Galloway, Abigail P W Barrows
Aquatic environments are sinks for anthropogenic contamination, whether chemical or solid pollutants. Microfibers shed from clothing and other textiles contribute to this problem. These can be plastic or non-plastic origin. Our aim was to investigate the presence and distribution of both types of anthropogenic microfibers along the length of the Hudson River, USA. Surface grab samples were collected and filtered through a 0.45μm filter paper. Abundance of fibers was determined after subtraction of potential contamination...
July 21, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679429/clinical-features-and-molecular-characteristics-of-childhood-community-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-in-a-medical-center-in-northern-taiwan-2012
#18
Hong-Kai Wang, Chun-Yen Huang, Yhu-Chering Huang
BACKGROUND: Since first reported in 2002, the rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among childhood community-associated (CA) S. aureus infection in Taiwan increased significantly up to 2005. There have been no reports on this issue since then. METHODS: We prospectively collected clinical S. aureus isolates from the patients <19 years of age in a university-affiliated hospital in 2012. Only first isolate from each patient was included. The medical records were retrospectively reviewed and the patients were classified as CA or healthcare-associated (HA) by the standard epidemiologic criteria...
July 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646812/oral-consumption-of-vitamin-k2-for-8-weeks-associated-with-increased-maximal-cardiac-output-during-exercise
#19
Brian K McFarlin, Andrea L Henning, Adam S Venable
Background • Vitamin K1 and K2 are not typically common in a Western diet because they are found in a variety of fermented foods. Vitamin K2 in particular has been demonstrated to restore mitochondrial function and has a key role in production of mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate. Thus, it is reasonable to speculate that dietary supplementation with vitamin K2 could increase the function of muscle with high mitochondrial content (ie, skeletal and cardiac muscle). Objective • The purpose of this study was to determine if 8 wk of dietary supplementation with Vitamin K2 could alter cardiovascular responses to a graded cycle ergometer test...
July 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643413/effects-of-sodium-chloride-on-heat-resistance-oxidative-susceptibility-motility-biofilm-and-plaque-formation-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei
#20
Pornpan Pumirat, Muthita Vanaporn, Usa Boonyuen, Nitaya Indrawattana, Amporn Rungruengkitkun, Narisara Chantratita
Burkholderia pseudomallei is an environmental saprophyte and the causative agent of melioidosis, a severe infectious disease prevalent in tropical areas, including southeast Asia and northern Australia. In Thailand, the highest incidence of melioidosis is in the northeast region, where saline soil and water are abundant. We hypothesized that B. pseudomallei develops an ability to thrive in saline conditions and gains a selective ecological advantage over other soil-dwelling microorganisms. However, little is known about how an elevated NaCl concentration affects survival and adaptive changes in this pathogen...
August 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
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