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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789466/association-of-tea-consumption-with-risk-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-anti-beta-amyloid-effects-of-tea
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Curt Anthony Polito, Zhuo-Yu Cai, Yun-Long Shi, Xu-Min Li, Rui Yang, Meng Shi, Qing-Sheng Li, Shi-Cheng Ma, Li-Ping Xiang, Kai-Rong Wang, Jian-Hui Ye, Jian-Liang Lu, Xin-Qiang Zheng, Yue-Rong Liang
Neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer's disease (AD) is attracting growing concern because of an increasing patient population among the elderly. Tea consumption is considered a natural complementary therapy for neurodegenerative diseases. In this paper, epidemiological studies on the association between tea consumption and the reduced risk of AD are reviewed and the anti-amyloid effects of related bioactivities in tea are summarized. Future challenges regarding the role of tea in preventing AD are also discussed...
May 22, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788876/exploiting-significance-of-physical-exercise-in-prevention-of-gastrointestinal-disorders
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Jan Bilski, Agnieszka Mazur-Bialy, Marcin Magierowski, Slawomir Kwiecien, Dagmara Wojcik, Agata Ptak-Belowska, Marcin Surmiak, Aneta Targosz, Katarzyna Magierowska, Tomasz Brzozowski
BACKGROUND: Physical activity can be involved in the prevention of gastrointestinal (GI)-tract diseases, however, the results regarding the volume and the intensity of exercise considered as beneficial for protection of gastrointestinal organs are conflicting. AIMS AND METHODS: The main objective of this review is to provide a comprehensive and updated overview on the beneficial and harmful effects of physical activity on the gastrointestinal tract. We attempted to discuss recent evidence regarding the association between different modes and intensity levels of exercise and physiological functions of the gut and gut pathology...
May 21, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787889/diagnosis-of-bloodstream-infections-from-positive-blood-cultures-and-directly-from-blood-samples-recent-developments-in-molecular-approaches
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Nilay Peker, Natacha Couto, Bhanu Sinha, John W Rossen
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infections are a major cause of death with increasing incidence and severity. Blood cultures are still the gold standard for microbiological diagnosis, but are rather slow. Molecular methods can be used as add-on complementary assays. They can be useful to speed up microbial identification and to predict antimicrobial susceptibility, applied to direct blood samples or positive blood cultures. AIM: To review recent developments in molecular based diagnostic platforms used for the identification of bloodstream infections, with a focus on assays performed directly on blood samples and positive blood cultures...
May 19, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786561/impedance-based-cellular-assays-for-regenerative-medicine
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W Gamal, H Wu, I Underwood, J Jia, S Smith, P O Bagnaninchi
Therapies based on regenerative techniques have the potential to radically improve healthcare in the coming years. As a result, there is an emerging need for non-destructive and label-free technologies to assess the quality of engineered tissues and cell-based products prior to their use in the clinic. In parallel, the emerging regenerative medicine industry that aims to produce stem cells and their progeny on a large scale will benefit from moving away from existing destructive biochemical assays towards data-driven automation and control at the industrial scale...
July 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782974/molecular-therapy-using-sirna-recent-trends-and-advances-of-multi-target-inhibition-of-cancer-growth
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Shweta Jain, Kamla Pathak, Ankur Vaidya
RNA interference (RNAi) therapy, harnessed to produce a new class of drugs for treatment, has drawn attention and seen steady progress over the years. Molecular therapy using biological macromolecules small interfering RNA (siRNA) for gene silencing has received significant attention to target cancer-related genes. Basically, siRNA molecules bind to messenger RNAs (mRNA) by complementary base pairing, to induce degradation of the mRNA and/or block protein synthesis. Numerous genes and gene related proteins have been reported till date to target in siRNA based cancer therapy...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780375/effect-of-artinm-on-human-blood-cells-during-infection-with-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis
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Luciana P Ruas, Livia M Genaro, Amauri S Justo-Junior, Lilian O Coser, Lívia F de Castro, Plinio Trabasso, Ronei L Mamoni, Maria-Cristina Roque-Barreira, Maria-Heloisa S L Blotta
Infections caused by fungi are prominent in our environment and can be potentially fatal. paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), caused by fungi of the Paracoccidioides genus, is the most frequent systemic mycosis in Brazil and the main cause of death among immunocompetent individuals. The antifungal therapy for PCM is usually effective but side effects and relapses are often reported. The latter could be avoided with alternative or complementary therapies aimed at boosting the immune response to combat this pathogen...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776650/signaling-pathway-deregulation-and-molecular-alterations-across-pediatric-medulloblastomas
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B Lhermitte, A F Blandin, A Coca, E Guerin, A Durand, N Entz-Werlé
Medulloblastomas (MBs) account for 15% of brain tumors in children under the age of 15. To date, the overall 5-year survival rate for all children is only around 60%. Recent advances in cancer genomics have led to a fundamental change in medulloblastoma classification and is evolving along with the genomic discoveries, allowing to regularly reclassify this disease. The previous molecular classification defined 4 groups (WNT-activated MB, SHH-activated MB and the groups 3 and 4 characterized partially by NMYC and MYC driven MBs)...
May 15, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772762/paradoxical-effect-of-chloroquine-treatment-in-enhancing-chikungunya-virus-infection
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Pierre Roques, Simon-Djamel Thiberville, Laurence Dupuis-Maguiraga, Fok-Moon Lum, Karine Labadie, Frédéric Martinon, Gabriel Gras, Pierre Lebon, Lisa F P Ng, Xavier de Lamballerie, Roger Le Grand
Since 2005, Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) re-emerged and caused numerous outbreaks in the world, and finally, was introduced into the Americas in 2013. The lack of CHIKV-specific therapies has led to the use of non-specific drugs. Chloroquine, which is commonly used to treat febrile illnesses in the tropics, has been shown to inhibit CHIKV replication in vitro. To assess the in vivo effect of chloroquine, two complementary studies were performed: (i) a prophylactic study in a non-human primate model (NHP); and (ii) a curative study "CuraChik", which was performed during the Reunion Island outbreak in 2006 in a human cohort...
May 17, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766686/multimodal-approach-in-assessment-of-the-response-of-breast-cancer-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Mikhail Viktorovich Pavlov, Tatyana Igorevna Kalganova, Yekaterina Sergeevna Lyubimtseva, Vladimir Ivanovich Plekhanov, German Yurievich Golubyatnikov, Olga Yevgenyevna Ilyinskaya, Anna Gennadjevna Orlova, Pavel Vladimirovich Subochev, Dmitriy Vladimirovich Safonov, Natalia Mikhailovna Shakhova, Anna Vladimirovna Maslennikova
The ability for noninvasive visualization of functional changes of a tumor's oxygenation and circulatory system offers new advantages for prognosis and monitoring of the treatment efficacy. The results of breast cancer oxygen state study under chemotherapy action obtained by diffuse optical spectroscopy (DOS) in combination with Doppler ultrasonic imaging are presented. Complex use of optical and ultrasound methods gives complementary information about the size of the tumor node, peculiarities of its vascular bed, rate of its blood flow as well as oxygenation, and provide a picture of the tumor response to treatment...
May 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766354/image-based-spect-calibration-based-on-the-evaluation-of-the-fraction-of-activity-in-the-field-of-view
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Adrien Halty, Jean-Noël Badel, Olga Kochebina, David Sarrut
BACKGROUND: SPECT quantification is important for dosimetry in targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT) and the calibration of SPECT images is a crucial stage for image quantification. The current standardized calibration protocol (MIRD 23) uses phantom acquisitions to derive a global calibration factor in specific conditions. It thus requires specific acquisitions for every clinical protocols. We proposed an alternative and complementary image-based calibration method that allows to determine a calibration factor adapted to each patient, radionuclide, and acquisition protocol and that may also be used as an additional independent calibration...
May 16, 2018: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766023/adeno-associated-virus-genome-population-sequencing-achieves-full-vector-genome-resolution-and-reveals-human-vector-chimeras
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Phillip W L Tai, Jun Xie, Kaiyuen Fong, Matthew Seetin, Cheryl Heiner, Qin Su, Michael Weiand, Daniella Wilmot, Maria L Zapp, Guangping Gao
Recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV)-based gene therapy has entered a phase of clinical translation and commercialization. Despite this progress, vector integrity following production is often overlooked. Compromised vectors may negatively impact therapeutic efficacy and safety. Using single molecule, real-time (SMRT) sequencing, we can comprehensively profile packaged genomes as a single intact molecule and directly assess vector integrity without extensive preparation. We have exploited this methodology to profile all heterogeneic populations of self-complementary AAV genomes via bioinformatics pipelines and have coined this approach AAV-genome population sequencing (AAV-GPseq)...
June 15, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764498/talimogene-laherparepvec-combined-with-anti-pd-1-based-immunotherapy-for-unresectable-stage-iii-iv-melanoma-a-case-series
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Lillian Sun, Pauline Funchain, Jung Min Song, Patricia Rayman, Charles Tannenbaum, Jennifer Ko, Michael Mcnamara, C Marcela Diaz-Montero, Brian Gastman
BACKGROUND: Talimogene Laherparepvec (T-VEC) is an oncolytic virus approved as an intratumoral therapy for treating unresectable stage IIIB-IV metastatic melanoma. The mechanisms of action for T-VEC and checkpoint inhibitor are highly complementary. Recent studies have shown that combining checkpoint inhibitor therapy with T-VEC injection can lead to improved response rates for stage IIIB-IV melanoma patients. METHODS: We reviewed 10 consecutive cases of stage IIIC to stage IVM1b melanoma patients that received T-VEC plus checkpoint inhibitor(s) therapy (pembrolizumab, ipilimumab/nivolumab, or nivolumab) treated between June 2016 and August 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic with a median follow-up of 7 months (range: 4 to 13 months)...
May 16, 2018: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764158/what-is-the-role-of-immunotherapy-in-breast-cancer
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Tira J Tan, Jack J Chan, Sulastri Kamis, Rebecca Alexandra Dent
The immune system plays a complex role in the recognition/prevention, early eradication as well as progression of cancer. Recently, we have witnessed great momentum in the field of immuno-oncology. Checkpoint inhibitors and chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy have now entered the clinic, with impressive and durable clinical responses seen across a broad array of tumor types. There are several lines of evidence supporting the development of an immune targeted approach in breast cancer. Emerging data of early clinical trials evaluating monotherapy checkpoint inhibition have shown modest activity in breast cancer, in particular high grade and aggressive subtypes such as triple negative, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive and luminal B breast cancers...
April 2018: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763890/mir-301a-3p-suppresses-estrogen-signaling-by-directly-inhibiting-esr1-in-er%C3%AE-positive-breast-cancer
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Sandra Lettlova, Veronika Brynychova, Jan Blecha, David Vrana, Magdalena Vondrusova, Pavel Soucek, Jaroslav Truksa
BACKGROUND/AIMS: MiRNA-301a-3p is an oncogenic miRNA whose expression is associated with tumor development, metastases and overall poor prognosis. Estrogen receptor α (ERα) is one of the estrogen hormone-activated transcription factors, which regulates a large number of genes and is involved in the mammary gland development. Expression of ERα is considered to be a good indicator for endocrine therapy and breast cancer survival. Loss of ERα in breast cancer patients indicates invasiveness and poor prognosis...
2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761884/inhibitory-effects-of-tubeimoside-i-on-synoviocytes-and-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-rats
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Zhenzhou Liu, Lin Zhou, Xuemei Ma, Shengnan Sun, Haiwen Qiu, Hui Li, Jiake Xu, Mei Liu
Advancements in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) therapies have shown considerable progresses in the comprehension of disease. However, the development of new potential medicines with relative safety and efficacy continues and natural compounds have been considered as alternatives or complementary agents to gain immense attractions. Tubeimoside I (TBMS I), a main triterpenoid saponin isolated from Bolbostemma paniculatum, has been reported to possess antiviral and anticancer effects. However, its effect on RA remains unknown...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761528/nonerosive-reflux-disease-clinical-concepts
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C Prakash Gyawali, Dan E Azagury, Walter W Chan, Servarayan M Chandramohan, John O Clarke, Nicola de Bortoli, Edgar Figueredo, Mark Fox, Daniela Jodorkovsky, Adriana Lazarescu, Peter Malfertheiner, Jan Martinek, Kenric M Murayama, Roberto Penagini, Edoardo Savarino, Katerina P Shetler, Ellen Stein, Roger P Tatum, Justin Wu
Esophageal symptoms can arise from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) as well as other mucosal and motor processes, structural disease, and functional esophageal syndromes. GERD is the most common esophageal disorder, but diagnosis may not be straightforward when symptoms persist despite empiric acid suppressive therapy and when mucosal erosions are not seen on endoscopy (as for nonerosive reflux disease, NERD). Esophageal physiological tests (ambulatory pH or pH-impedance monitoring and manometry) can be of value in defining abnormal reflux burden and reflux-symptom association...
May 15, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761339/-syncope-in-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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Hubert Seggewiß, Angelika Koljaja-Batzner, Kornelia Seggewiß, Malte Meesmann
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common genetic cardiac disease. The most important pathophysiological finding is dynamic (outflow tract) obstruction of the left ventricle in about 70% of affected patients. Especially in younger patients, an increased risk of sudden cardiac death has been observed. Syncope and presyncope-in addition to extremely variable cardiac symptoms (dyspnea and angina)-are common. The etiology of syncope is complex. The most important aspect for diagnosis is a detailed history regarding the accompanying circumstances of the syncope...
May 14, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758233/longitudinal-assessment-of-ultrasound-guided-complementary-microrna-therapy-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Sayan Mullick Chowdhury, Taehwa Lee, Sunitha V Bachawal, Rammohan Devulapally, Lotfi Abou-Elkacem, Tristan Alan Yeung, Jennifer Wischhusen, Lu Tian, Jeremy Dahl, Ramasamy Paulmurugan, Jürgen Karl Willmann
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second-leading cause of cancer related deaths worldwide and new strategies to efficiently treat HCC are critically needed. The aim of this study was to assess the longitudinal treatment effects of two complementary miRNAs (miRNA-122 and antimiR-21) encapsulated in biodegradable poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) - poly ethylene glycol (PEG) nanoparticles (PLGA-PEG-NPs), administered by an ultrasound-guided and microbubble-mediated delivery approach in doxorubicin-resistant and non-resistant human HCC xenografts...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755216/yoga-for-heart-failure-a-review-and-future-research
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Paula R Pullen, William S Seffens, Walter R Thompson
Background: Complementary and alternative medicine is a rapidly growing area of biomedical inquiry. Yoga has emerged in the forefront of holistic medical care due to its long history of linking physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Research in yoga therapy (YT) has associated improved cardiovascular and quality of life (QoL) outcomes for the special needs of heart failure (HF) patients. Aim: The aim of this study is to review yoga intervention studies on HF patients, discuss proposed mechanisms, and examine yoga's effect on physiological systems that have potential benefits for HF patients...
May 2018: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753889/onset-time-course-and-prediction-of-spasticity-after-stroke-or-traumatic-brain-injury
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K S Sunnerhagen, A Opheim, M Alt Murphy
OBJECTIVE: To describe spasticity from the onset of acquired brain injury, time course over the first year and factors associated with prediction of the development of spasticity METHODS: Recent relevant literature known to the authors, along with a complementary search yielding a total of 9 articles, represented the base for this scoping review. RESULTS: Spasticity can be seen in the first week after brain injury and is more common in the upper than lower extremity...
May 10, 2018: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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