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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534431/ameliorating-effect-of-anti-alzheimer-s-drugs-on-the-bidirectional-association-between-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Amira S Ahmed, Rehab M Elgharabawy, Amal H Al-Najjar
Mild to severe forms of nervous system damage were exhibited by approximately 60-70% of diabetics. It is important to understand the association between type 2 diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer's disease. The aim of the present work is to understand the bidirectional association between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis, that was monitored by glycaemic status, lipid profile, amyloid beta 40 and 42 (Aβ40 and Aβ42), C-reactive protein, total creatine kinase, total lactate dehydrogenase, D-dimer and magnesium measurements, to assess the association between theses biochemical markers and each other, to estimate the possibility of utilizing the amyloid beta as biochemical marker of T2D in Alzheimer's patients, and to evaluate the effect of piracetam and memantine drugs on diabetes mellitus...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534292/development-and-characterization-of-a-neutralizing-anti-idiotype-antibody-against-mirvetuximab-for-analysis-of-clinical-samples
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Sven Loebrich, Mingfang Shen, Erika Cohen, Gillian Payne, Ying Chen, Megan Bogalhas, Yiwei Zhao
Antibody-drug-conjugates (ADCs) are an emerging class of biological therapeutics. Mirvetuximab soravtansine is a novel folate receptor alpha (FRα)-targeting ADC which represents a potential new treatment for patients with ovarian and other FRα-positive cancers. Since patient immune responses to biological therapeutics may negatively affect drug efficacy and patient safety, regulatory authorities require rigorous monitoring of patient samples. Taking advantage of the immune system's ability to generate highly specific antibodies, the field has turned to anti-idiotype antibodies as powerful tools for the development of sensitive and specific bioassays...
May 22, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533746/intraoperative-frontal-alpha-band-power-correlates-with-preoperative-neurocognitive-function-in-older-adults
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Charles M Giattino, Jacob E Gardner, Faris M Sbahi, Kenneth C Roberts, Mary Cooter, Eugene Moretti, Jeffrey N Browndyke, Joseph P Mathew, Marty G Woldorff, Miles Berger
Each year over 16 million older Americans undergo general anesthesia for surgery, and up to 40% develop postoperative delirium and/or cognitive dysfunction (POCD). Delirium and POCD are each associated with decreased quality of life, early retirement, increased 1-year mortality, and long-term cognitive decline. Multiple investigators have thus suggested that anesthesia and surgery place severe stress on the aging brain, and that patients with less ability to withstand this stress will be at increased risk for developing postoperative delirium and POCD...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533244/a-population-pharmacokinetic-model-of-gentamicin-in-paediatric-oncology-patients-to-facilitate-personalised-dosing
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C C Llanos-Paez, C E Staatz, R Lawson, S Hennig
To ensure safe and effective dosing of gentamicin in children therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is recommended. TDM utilising Bayesian forecasting software is recommended, but is unavailable as no population model exists that describes the pharmacokinetics of gentamicin in paediatric oncology patients. This study aimed to develop and externally evaluate a population pharmacokinetic model of gentamicin to support personalised dosing in paediatric oncology patients. A non-linear mixed effect population pharmacokinetic model was developed from retrospective data...
May 22, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533179/polymorphisms-in-pfdhfr-and-pfdhps-genes-after-five-years-of-artemisinin-combination-therapy-act-implementation-from-urban-kolkata-india
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Moytrey Chatterjee, Swagata Ganguly, Pabitra Saha, Subhasish K Guha, Ardhendu Kumar Maji
BACKGROUND: In India, sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) is now in use as a partner drug of ACT (AS+SP) to treat uncomplicated falciparum malaria since 2010. Declined trend of AS+SP efficacy has been reported from north-eastern states of the country. It is not possible to determine the efficacy of SP alone from any study with ACT. So, this work was designed to study the pattern of polymorphisms in pfdhfr and pfdhps genes to predict the SP resistance status among parasite population of urban Kolkata after five years of ACT implementation...
May 19, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531834/bioelectrical-impedimetric-sensor-for-single-cell-analysis-based-on-nanoroughened-quartz-substrate-suitable-for-cancer-therapeutic-purposes
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Milad Gharooni, Mohammad Abdolahad
Single cells analysis has been interested in recent decade. Apart from scientific benefits to achieve new biological phenomena in cell study, many diagnostic and therapeutic protocols in non-communicable diseases were introduced by single cell analysis. Moreover, non-invasive methods to maintain the investigated cell for time dependent monitoring has been widely studied because of its importance in some crucial cases such as drug resistance in cancer. Bioelectrical monitoring is one of such methods Although the procedures reported based on electrical probing might not induce cell disruption, indirect connection between recording electrodes and cell membrane (mostly in microfluidic approaches) reduced the quality of response and limited the precision of the results...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531172/experimental-evaluation-of-cryopreservative-solutions-to-maintain-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-infectivity-of-p-berghei-sporozoites
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Naresh Singh, Samantha J Barnes, Sandra Kennedy, John H Adams
The rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei is an excellent model organism for laboratory-based experimental evaluation of anti-malarial therapeutics prior to studies with human malaria parasites. The rodent model is especially important for evaluation of pre-erythrocytic (PE) stage therapies, especially as current efforts to develop new PE vaccines and drugs is limited by access to P. falciparum and P. vivax sporozoites. Developing a more effective method for cryopreservation of sporozoites would help improve access to sporozoites for laboratories lacking suitable insectary facilities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530212/-measurements-of-vancomycin-concentrations-in-the-blood-a-method-of-personalization-the-antibiotic-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Joanna Pondel, Piotr Krajewski, Natalia Królikowska, Aleksandra Tobiasz, Hanna Augustyniak-Bartosik, Magdalena Hurkacz
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring is a recognized method of personalizing treatment, having particular application in patients with chronic kidney disease who have frequent infections, requiring administration of vancomycin. International guidelines indicate the need to adjust the dose of the drug to the state of renal function. The recommended therapeutic ranges of minimum and maximum levels should be achieved in order to increase the effectiveness and safety of treatment. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of measuring the concentration of vancomycin in patients with chronic kidney disease due to bacterial infection...
April 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529701/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-dry-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-review
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REVIEW
Francesco Bandello, Riccardo Sacconi, Lea Querques, Eleonora Corbelli, Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Giuseppe Querques
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most important cause of vision loss in elderly people, is a degenerative disorder of the central retina with a multifactorial etiopathology. AMD is classified in dry AMD (d-AMD) or neovascular AMD depending on the presence of choroidal neovascularization. Currently, no therapy is approved for geographic atrophy, the late form of d-AMD, because no treatment can restore the damage of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) or photoreceptors. For this reason, all treatment approaches in d-AMD are only likely to prevent and slow down the progression of existing atrophy...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529461/treatment-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease
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Julie V Philley, Mary Ann DeGroote, Jennifer R Honda, Michael M Chan, Shannon Kasperbauer, Nicholas D Walter, Edward D Chan
Treatment of non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) is challenging for several reasons including the relative resistance of NTM to currently available drugs and the difficulty in tolerating prolonged treatment with multiple drugs. Yet-to-be-done, large, multicenter, prospective randomized studies to establish the best regimens will also be arduous because multiple NTM species are known to cause human lung disease, differences in virulence and response to treatment between different species and strains within a species will make randomization more difficult, the need to distinguish relapse from a new infection, and the difficulty in adhering to the prescribed treatment due to intolerance, toxicity, and/or drug-drug interactions, often necessitating modification of therapeutic regimens...
December 2016: Current Treatment Options in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529027/management-of-postneurosurgical-meningitis-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Khetam Hussein, Roni Bitterman, Ben Shofty, Mical Paul, Ami Neuberger
BACKGROUND: Infections complicating neurosurgery pose unacceptable mortality and morbidity. AIMS: To summarize what is known about the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of post-neurosurgical meningitis (PNM). SOURCES: PubMed, references of identified studies and reviews, and personal experience when evidence was lacking. CONTENT: The incidence and pathogen distribution of PNM is highly variable. A shift towards Gram-negative bacteria has been observed with use of antibiotic prophylaxis and antibiotic-coated devices directed mainly against Gram-positive bacteria...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528008/-role-of-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-in-pulmonary-infections
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REVIEW
C Padoin
Pulmonary infections are common and caused by a wide range of viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi. They consist of lower respiratory tract infections with community and hospital acquired acute pneumonia, bronchitis, lung abscess, fungal infections and tuberculosis. The management of these infections should be based on guidelines that take into account the microorganisms most frequently involved as a basis for empirical treatment, with identification of causative microorganisms allowing targeted treatments...
May 17, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527783/identification-of-novel-selective-p2y6-receptor-antagonists-by-high-throughput-screening-assay
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Masaaki Ito, Shin-Ichiro Egashira, Kazuki Yoshida, Tomoko Mineno, Kazuo Kumagai, Hirotatsu Kojima, Takayoshi Okabe, Tetsuo Nagano, Michio Ui, Isao Matsuoka
AIMS: The P2Y6 nucleotide receptor is widely involved in inflammatory responses, and is a promising molecular target for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Although several P2Y6 receptor antagonists have been developed and evaluated thus far, none has successfully been developed into a therapeutic drug. In this study, we explored new promising compounds that inhibit the human P2Y6 receptor. MAIN METHODS: High-throughput screening (HTS) was used to study the effects of various compounds on human P2Y6 receptors expressed in 1321N1 human astrocytoma cells by monitoring intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) levels using an FDSS7000 real-time fluorescence detector...
May 17, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526719/management-of-treatment-related-adverse-events-with-agents-targeting-the-mapk-pathway-in-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma
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Adil Daud, Katy Tsai
Tremendous progress has been made in the clinical landscape of advanced-stage BRAF V600-mutant melanoma treatment over the past 5 years. Targeted therapies that inhibit specific steps of the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway have been shown to provide significant overall treatment benefit in patients with this difficult-to-treat disease. Combination therapy with BRAF and MEK inhibitors (dabrafenib plus trametinib or vemurafenib plus cobimetinib, respectively) has become standard of care. These agents are administered until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity occurs; thus, some patients may remain on maintenance therapy for an extended period of time, while toxicities may result in early discontinuation in other patients...
May 18, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526628/heparin-based-hydrogels-induce-human-renal-tubulogenesis-in-vitro
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Heather M Weber, Mikhail V Tsurkan, Valentina Magno, Uwe Freudenberg, Carsten Werner
Dialysis or kidney transplantation is the only therapeutic option for end stage renal disease. Accordingly, there is a large unmet clinical need for new causative therapeutic treatments. Obtaining robust models that mimic the complex nature of the human kidney is a critical step in the development of new therapeutic strategies. Here we establish a synthetic in vitro human renal tubulogenesis model based on a tunable glycosaminoglycan-hydrogel platform. In this system, renal tubulogenesis can be modulated by the adjustment of hydrogel mechanics and degradability, growth factor signaling, and the presence of insoluble adhesion cues, potentially providing new insights for regenerative therapy...
May 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526278/biotherapeutics-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-and-without-nasal-polyps
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Claus Bachert, Philippe Gevaert, Peter Hellings
In western countries, 85% of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyp disease reveals a type 2 inflammatory pattern with expression of IL-4, -5, and -13 as well as increased concentrations of IgE, whereas chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps merely expresses these biomarkers. The degree of type 2 inflammation furthermore is associated with disease severity, asthma comorbidity, and recurrence of disease after surgery. Therefore, these biomarkers also form the targets for innovative therapeutic approaches such as monoclonal antibodies directed against IgE, IL-5, and IL-4 receptor alpha, blocking the activity of IL-4 and -13...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526069/xlf-mediated-nhej-activity-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-therapy-resistance
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Sitian Yang, Xiao Qi Wang
BACKGROUND: DNA repair pathways are used by cancer cells to overcome many standard anticancer treatments, causing therapy resistance. Here, we investigated the role of XRCC4-like factor (XLF), a core member of the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repair pathway, in chemoresistance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: qRT-PCR analysis and western blotting were performed to detect expression levels of genes and proteins related to NHEJ. NHEJ repair capacity was assessed in vitro (cell-free) and in vivo by monitoring the activity of the NHEJ pathway...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524076/-18-f-fluorinated-carboplatin-and-111-in-liposome-for-image-guided-drug-delivery
#18
Narottam Lamichhane, Gajanan K Dewkar, Gobalakrishnan Sundaresan, Rebecca N Mahon, Jamal Zweit
Radiolabeled liposomes have been employed as diagnostic tools to monitor in vivo distribution of liposomes in real-time, which helps in optimizing the therapeutic efficacy of the liposomal drug delivery. This work utilizes the platform of [(111)In]-Liposome as a drug delivery vehicle, encapsulating a novel (18)F-labeled carboplatin drug derivative ([(18)F]-FCP) as a dual-molecular imaging tool as both a radiolabeled drug and radiolabeled carrier. The approach has the potential for clinical translation in individual patients using a dual modal approach of clinically-relevant radionuclides of (18)F positron emission tomography (PET) and (111)In single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524024/-efficacy-and-safety-of-colistimethate-sodium-in-critical-patients-an-in-vitro-study-by-using-of-monte-carlo-simulation
#19
Aijun Pan, Qing Mei, Tianjun Yang, Xiaolan Gao, Huaiwei Lu, Ying Ye, Jiabin Li, Bao Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of colistimethate sodium (CMS) for the treatment of critical patients infected by pan-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (PDR-AB) or pan-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PDR-PA). METHODS: 321 isolates of PDR-AB and 204 isolates of PDR-PA from critical patients admitted to 35 intensive care units (ICUs) of grade two or above were collected from the Anhui Antimicrobial Resistance Investigation Net (AHARIN) program from September 2012 to September 2015, while the minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of colistin were determined by the E-test...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523173/thrombotic-responses-to-coronary-stents-bioresorbable-scaffolds-and-the-kounis-hypersensitivity-associated-acute-thrombotic-syndrome
#20
REVIEW
Nicholas G Kounis, Ioanna Koniari, Anastasios Roumeliotis, Grigorios Tsigas, George Soufras, Nicholas Grapsas, Periklis Davlouros, George Hahalis
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty with coronary stent implantation is a life-saving medical procedure that has become, nowadays, the most frequent performed therapeutic procedure in medicine. Plain balloon angioplasty, bare metal stents, first and second generation drug-eluting stents, bioresorbable and bioabsorbable scaffolds have offered diachronically a great advance against coronary artery disease and have enriched our medical armamentarium. Stented areas constitute vulnerable sites for endothelial damage, endothelial dysfunction, flow turbulence, hemorheologic changes, platelet dysfunction, coagulation changes and fibrinolytic disturbances...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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