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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434097/impact-of-a-complementary-integrative-medicine-program-on-the-need-for-supportive-cancer-care-related-medications
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Ilanit Shalom-Sharabi, Noah Samuels, Efraim Lev, Ofer Lavie, Lital Keinan-Boker, Elad Schiff, Eran Ben-Arye
OBJECTIVE: Despite the growing evidence supporting the use of complementary/integrative medicine (CIM) in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced toxicities, little is known on CIM impact of these therapies regarding the use of medications for supportive cancer care. In this study, we examined the impact of CIM on the need for supportive cancer care-related medications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with breast or gynecological cancer referred to and attending an integrative physician (IP) consultation for gastrointestinal (GI) concerns were designated as the treatment group; those not attending as controls...
April 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431395/correlation-of-genomic-alterations-assessed-by-next-generation-sequencing-ngs-of-tumor-tissue-dna-and-circulating-tumor-dna-ctdna-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-mrcc-potential-clinical-implications
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Andrew W Hahn, David M Gill, Benjamin Maughan, Archana Agarwal, Lubina Arjyal, Sumati Gupta, Jessica Streeter, Erin Bailey, Sumanta K Pal, Neeraj Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Tumor tissue and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) next-generation sequencing (NGS) testing are frequently performed to detect genomic alterations (GAs) to help guide treatment in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), especially after progression on standard systemic therapy. Our objective was to assess if GAs detected by ctDNA NGS are different from those detected by tumor tissue NGS, specifically in patients with mRCC, and if these platforms are interchangeable or complimentary...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430383/assessment-of-disease-specific-knowledge-in-australian-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-their-parents
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Andrew S Day, Gaithri Mylvaganam, Nollaig Shalloo, Cathy Clarkson, Steven T Leach, Daniel A Lemberg
AIMS: Disease-specific knowledge may influence disease outcome and quality of life in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This prospective study aimed to define IBD-related knowledge in a group of Australian children with IBD and their parents using a validated measure of disease-specific knowledge, the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Knowledge Inventory Device (IBD-KID). METHODS: Children (less than 18 years) diagnosed with IBD who were members of the Australian patient support organisation were identified...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425415/drug-induced-liver-injury-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-india-etiology-clinical-features-and-predictors-of-mortality
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Chetan Rathi, Nirav Pipaliya, Ruchir Patel, Meghraj Ingle, Aniruddha Phadke, Prabha Sawant
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is rare; however, it is one of the important causes of acute liver failure which results in significant morbidity or mortality. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with suspected DILI were enrolled based on predefined criteria and followed up for at least 6 months or until normalization of liver tests. Causality assessment was done by applying the Roussel Uclaf Causality Assessment Method model. RESULTS: We collected data from 82 individuals diagnosed with DILI at our hospital from 2014 through 2015 (41 men; median age, 38 years)...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423644/disulfide-bond-disrupting-agents-activate-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-egfr-and-her2-positive-breast-tumor-cells
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Renan B Ferreira, Mengxiong Wang, Mary E Law, Bradley J Davis, Ashton N Bartley, Paul J Higgins, Michael S Kilberg, Katherine E Santostefano, Naohiro Terada, Coy D Heldermon, Ronald K Castellano, Brian K Law
Many breast cancer deaths result from tumors acquiring resistance to available therapies. Thus, new therapeutic agents are needed for targeting drug-resistant breast cancers. Drug-refractory breast cancers include HER2+ tumors that have acquired resistance to HER2-targeted antibodies and kinase inhibitors, and "Triple-Negative" Breast Cancers (TNBCs) that lack the therapeutic targets Estrogen Receptor, Progesterone Receptor, and HER2. A significant fraction of TNBCs overexpress the HER2 family member Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR)...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422708/a-brief-essay-on-non-pharmacological-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Alberto Raggi, Domenica Tasca, Raffaele Ferri
Current pharmacological therapies for Alzheimer's disease (AD) do not modify its course and are not always beneficial. Therefore, the optimization of quality of life represents the best possible outcome achievable in all stages of the disease. Cognitive and behavioural rehabilitation represents the main therapeutic approach for this purpose, also in order to mitigate indirectly the burden of distress of family caregivers. The aim of this mini-review is to go through this theme by discussing cognitive activation, virtual reality and neuromodulation techniques...
April 19, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421605/cholinergic-glutamatergic-co-transmission-in-striatal-cholinergic-interneurons-new-mechanisms-regulating-striatal-computation
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REVIEW
Ornela Kljakic, Helena Janickova, Vania F Prado, Marco A M Prado
It is well established that neurons secrete neuropeptides and ATP with classical neurotransmitters; however, certain neuronal populations are also capable of releasing two classical neurotransmitters by a process named co-transmission. Although there has been progress in our understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying co-transmission, the individual regulation of neurotransmitter secretion and the functional significance of this neuronal 'bilingualism' is still unknown. Striatal cholinergic interneurons (CINs) have been shown to secrete glutamate (Glu) in addition to acetylcholine (ACh) and are recognized for their role in the regulation of striatal circuits and behavior...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421118/pattern-of-traditional-medicine-utilization-among-hiv-aids-patients-on-antiretroviral-therapy-at-a-university-hospital-in-northwestern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Abyot Endale Gurmu, Fitsum Sebsibe Teni, Wondmagegn Tamiru Tadesse
The objective of this study was to assess traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine (TCAM) utilization pattern among HIV/AIDS patients on antiretroviral therapy at University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital. Materials and Methods. Data on sociodemographic profile and clinical and TCAM utilization were collected using a structured, pretested questionnaire from April 01 to May 28, 2014, through interviews with patients. Data on CD4 count, HIV stage, and ART regimen were collected from patient records...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419964/effects-of-paeonia-emodi-on-hepatic-cytochrome-p450-cyp3a2-and-cyp2c11-expression-and-pharmacokinetics-of-carbamazepine-in-rats
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Mohammad Raish, Ajaz Ahmad, Khalid M Alkharfy, Basit L Jan, Kazi Mohsin, Abdul Ahad, Fahad I Al-Jenoobi, Abdullah M Al-Mohizea
Herbal medicines, dietary supplements, and other foods may pharmacokinetically and/or pharmacodynamically interact with carbamazepine (CBZ), which could lead to potential clinical consequences. Paeonia emodi (PE) is one of the herbs used as complementary therapy in the treatment of epileptic patients in some cultures, and may also be co-administered with CBZ. This study evaluates the effects of PE on the pharmacokinetics of CBZ and determines a possible mechanism of interaction. Rats were administered vehicle saline or PE (200mg/kg, p...
April 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418920/complementary-utility-of-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-and-immunohistochemistry-panels-as-a-screening-platform-to-select-targeted-therapy-for-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Hyo Song Kim, Hanna Lee, Su-Jin Shin, Seung-Hoon Beom, Minkyu Jung, Sujin Bae, Eun Young Lee, Kyu Hyun Park, Yoon Young Choi, Taeil Son, Hyoung-Il Kim, Jae-Ho Cheong, Woo Jin Hyung, Jun Chul Park, Sung Kwan Shin, Sang Kil Lee, Yong Chan Lee, Woong Sub Koom, Joon Seok Lim, Hyun Cheol Chung, Sung Hoon Noh, Sun Young Rha, Hyunki Kim, Soonmyung Paik
We tested the clinical utility of combined profiling of Ion Torrent PGM based next-generation sequencing (NGS) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) for assignment to molecularly targeted therapies. A consecutive cohort of 93 patients with advanced/metastatic GC who underwent palliative chemotherapy between March and December 2015 were prospectively enrolled. Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tumor biopsy specimens were subjected to a 10 GC panels [Epstein Barr virus encoding RNA in-situ hybridization, IHC for mismatch repair proteins (MMR; MLH1, PMS2, MSH2, and MSH6), receptor tyrosine kinases (HER2, EGFR, and MET), PTEN, and p53 protein], and a commercial targeted NGS panel of 52 genes (Oncomine Focus Assay)...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417642/equilibrative-nucleoside-transporter-1-expression-in-primary-human-hepatocytes-is-highly-variable-and-determines-uptake-of-ribavirin
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Kanwal Baloch, Liqiong Chen, Ameer A Memon, Laura Dexter, William Irving, Mohammad Ilyas, Brian J Thomson
Aims Ribavirin is a nucleoside analogue and remains a necessary component of both interferon-based and directly acting anti-viral regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection. The achievable concentration of ribavirin within hepatocytes is likely to be an important determinant of therapeutic outcome. In vitro expression levels of equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 (ENT1) has been shown to be a predictor of treatment response in patients receiving nucleoside-based chemotherapeutic agents. We therefore investigated whether a similar relationship existed between ENT1 expression and ribavirin uptake in freshly isolated primary hepatocytes...
April 2017: Antiviral Chemistry & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417094/contemporary-acupressure-therapy-adroit-cure-for-painless-recovery-of-therapeutic-ailments
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REVIEW
Piyush Mehta, Vishwas Dhapte, Shivajirao Kadam, Vividha Dhapte
Since time immemorial, complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) have played a significant role in human health care. CAM is known to have a strong reputation and reliability within every culture to provide basic health care treatment for patients. CAM acts as a better therapeutic option in human being for treating various diseases and improving quality of life with apt consideration to the economic aspects. Acupressure, one of the known CAM, originated in ancient China is based on the principal of acupoints activation across the meridians which correct the imbalance between Qi...
April 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417090/role-of-traditional-islamic-and-arabic-plants-in-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Rizwan Ahmad, Niyaz Ahmad, Atta Abbas Naqvi, Adeeb Shehzad, Mastour Safer Al-Ghamdi
ETHNO PHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: This review article underlines individual Traditional Islamic and Arabic plant (TAI) and their role in treating cancer. The aim of the study is to specifically evaluate the progress of herbs, Arabic and Islamic traditional herbs in particular, applied in cancer treatment, so far. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Islamic and Arabic plants were selected and identified through different literature survey using "Google scholar", "Web of science", "Scopus" and "PubMed"...
April 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414154/targeting-synovial-neoangiogenesis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Agathe Leblond, Yannick Allanore, Jérôme Avouac
In Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), neoangiogenesis is an early and crucial event to promote the development of the hyperplasic proliferative pathologic synovium. Endothelial cells are critical for the formation of new blood vessels since they highly contribute to angiogenesis and vasculogenesis. Current therapies in RA target the inflammatory consequences of autoimmune activation and despite major improvements these last years still refractory patients or incomplete responders may be seen raising the point of the need to identify complementary additive and innovative therapies...
April 14, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413157/long-term-stabilisation-of-myeloma-with-curcumin
#15
Abbas Zaidi, Maggie Lai, Jamie Cavenagh
Myeloma is a haematological malignancy which typically follows a relapsing-remitting course. While treatment can control the myeloma and improve quality of life for given periods of time, remissions generally become progressively shorter with subsequent relapses, and patients ultimately enter a final refractory phase. To help control symptoms and enhance quality of life, some patients use complementary therapies as an adjunct to their conventional therapy. Here, we describe a myeloma patient who started a daily dietary supplement of curcumin when approaching her third relapse...
April 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413079/mexican-consensus-on-dyspepsia
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R Carmona-Sánchez, O Gómez-Escudero, M Zavala-Solares, M V Bielsa-Fernández, E Coss-Adame, A I Hernández-Guerrero, F Huerta-Iga, M E Icaza-Chávez, M A Lira-Pedrín, J A Lizárraga-López, A López-Colombo, A Noble-Lugo, J Pérez-Manauta, R H Raña-Garibay, J M Remes-Troche, J L Tamayo, L F Uscanga, F Zamarripa-Dorsey, M A Valdovinos Díaz, J A Velarde-Ruiz Velasco
Since the publication of the 2007 dyspepsia guidelines of the Asociación Mexicana de Gastroenterología, there have been significant advances in the knowledge of this disease. A systematic search of the literature in PubMed (01/2007 to 06/2016) was carried out to review and update the 2007 guidelines and to provide new evidence-based recommendations. All high-quality articles in Spanish and English were included. Statements were formulated and voted upon using the Delphi method. The level of evidence and strength of recommendation of each statement were established according to the GRADE system...
April 13, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411216/construction-of-a-dcas9-based-gene-knockdown-system-in-staphylococcus-aureus
#17
Changlong Zhao, Xueqin Shu, Baolin Sun
There has been constant absence of an efficient gene knockdown method in the important human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus like RNA interference in eukaryotes. The early developed antisense RNA technology is mainly applied for forward genetic screen, but is rather limiting in specific gene knockdown for the lack of rational antisense RNA design strategies. Here we report an efficient and specific gene knockdown system in S. aureus based on type II clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) system from Streptococcus pyogenes...
April 14, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407726/complementary-features-of-attention-bias-modification-therapy-and-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-in-pediatric-anxiety-disorders
#18
Lauren K White, Stefanie Sequeira, Jennifer C Britton, Melissa A Brotman, Andrea L Gold, Erin Berman, Kenneth Towbin, Rany Abend, Nathan A Fox, Yair Bar-Haim, Ellen Leibenluft, Daniel S Pine
OBJECTIVE: In the treatment of anxiety disorders, attention bias modification therapy (ABMT) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may have complementary effects by targeting different aspects of perturbed threat responses and behaviors. ABMT may target rapid, implicit threat reactions, whereas CBT may target slowly deployed threat responses. The authors used amygdala-based connectivity during a threat-attention task and a randomized controlled trial design to evaluate potential complementary features of these treatments in pediatric anxiety disorders...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407662/effects-of-a-one-week-fasting-therapy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-metabolic-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-explorative-study
#19
Chenying Li, Badri Sadraie, Nico Steckhan, Christian Kessler, Rainer Stange, Michael Jeitler, Andreas Michalsen
There is increasing experimental evidence for beneficial effects of calorie restriction and intermittent fasting in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In humans, prolonged fasting is established as a health-promoting complementary treatment in Europe and claimed to improve metabolism by a complex hormetic response. We aimed to investigate effects of a one-week fasting period compared to usual care in T2DM by means of a pilot trial. Patients with manifest T2DM medically treated with oral hypoglycemic agents and/or insulin were randomly assigned to a 7-day fasting program followed by dietary advice or to usual care and dietary advice only...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406477/mir-21-ablation-and-obeticholic-acid-ameliorate-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-mice
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Pedro M Rodrigues, Marta B Afonso, André L Simão, Catarina C Carvalho, Alexandre Trindade, António Duarte, Pedro M Borralho, Mariana V Machado, Helena Cortez-Pinto, Cecília Mp Rodrigues, Rui E Castro
microRNAs were recently suggested to contribute to the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a disease lacking specific pharmacological treatments. In that regard, nuclear receptors are arising as key molecular targets for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Here we show that, in a typical model of NASH-associated liver damage, microRNA-21 (miR-21) ablation results in a progressive decrease in steatosis, inflammation and lipoapoptosis, with impairment of fibrosis. In a complementary fast food (FF) diet NASH model, mimicking features of the metabolic syndrome, miR-21 levels increase in both liver and muscle, concomitantly with decreased expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα), a key miR-21 target...
April 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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