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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822321/neurostimulation-techniques-in-the-treatment-of-cocaine-dependence-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Fady Rachid
OBJECTIVE: Cocaine use disorder is a very common condition that represents a substantial public health problem, and no effective pharmacological or psychological therapies have been identified to date. Urgent therapeutic alternatives are therefore needed such as neurostimulation techniques. The purpose of this review is to describe and discuss studies that have evaluated the safety and efficacy of these techniques for the treatment of cocaine dependence. METHODS: The electronic literature on repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, theta-burst stimulation, deep transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, magnetic seizure therapy, electroconvulsive therapy, cranial electro-stimulation, and deep brain stimulation in the treatment of cocaine addiction were reviewed...
August 10, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822054/utility-and-comparative-efficacy-of-recombinant-allergens-versus-allergen-extract
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REVIEW
Hardik D Patel, Jeffrey M Chambliss, Meera R Gupta
Allergy immunotherapy (AIT) is the only disease-modifying therapy for the treatment of allergic diseases. Although its efficacy and utility are well-established, the potential for serious adverse events, cumbersome and lengthy treatment protocols, and variability of natural allergen preparations have limited its widespread application. Recent advances in recombinant technology have opened new avenues for the development of AIT vaccines. The purpose of this review is to highlight recent evidence on the use of novel recombinant vaccines and review the mechanisms, efficacy, safety, and limitations of AIT...
August 18, 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822020/polysomnographic-determinants-of-requirement-for-advanced-positive-pressure-therapeutic-options-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Anupama Gupta, Garima Shukla
BACKGROUND: A small percentage of adult patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been recognized to be extraordinarily difficult to treat with conventional continuous or Bi-level positive airway pressure (together referred to as PAP) therapy. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine polysomnographic (PSG) characteristics, which may help predict the requirement for advanced therapeutic options for OSA. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent PAP titration at our sleep laboratory over a 2-year period were included...
August 18, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821832/development-of-enhanced-ethanol-ablation-as-an-alternative-to-surgery-in-treatment-of-superficial-solid-tumors
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Robert Morhard, Corrine Nief, Carlos Barrero Castedo, Fangyao Hu, Megan Madonna, Jenna L Mueller, Mark W Dewhirst, David F Katz, Nirmala Ramanujam
While surgery is at the foundation of cancer treatment, its access is limited in low-income countries. Here, we describe development of a low-cost alternative therapy based on intratumoral ethanol injection suitable for resource-limited settings. Although ethanol-based tumor ablation is successful in treating hepatocellular carcinomas, the necessity for multiple treatments, injection of large fluid volumes, and decreased efficacy in treatment of non-capsulated tumors limit its applicability. To address these limitations, we investigated an enhanced ethanol ablation strategy to retain ethanol within the tumor through the addition of ethyl cellulose...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821752/hybrid-nitric-oxide-donor-and-its-carrier-for-the-treatment-of-peripheral-arterial-diseases
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Duong Q Le, Aneetta E Kuriakose, Dat X Nguyen, Kytai T Nguyen, Suchismita Acharya
Nitric oxide (NO) has been known to promote physiological angiogenesis to treat peripheral arterial diseases (PAD) by increasing the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) level in endothelial cells (ECs) and preventing platelet adherence and leukocyte chemotaxis. However, the ongoing ischemic event during peripheral ischemia produces superoxide and diminishes the NO bioavailability by forming toxic peroxynitrite anion. Here we disclose an efficacious hybrid molecule 4-(5-Amino-1,2,3-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-piperidinol (SA-2) containing both antioxidant and NO donor functionalities that provide a therapeutic level of NO necessary to promote angiogenesis and to protect ECs against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821160/leuconostoc-mesenteroides-derived-anticancer-pharmaceuticals-hinder-inflammation-and-cell-survival-in-colon-cancer-cells-by-modulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-akt-pten-mapk-pathways
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Sepideh Zununi Vahed, Abolfazl Barzegari, Yalda Rahbar Saadat, Ali Goreyshi, Yadollah Omidi
Promising results from different studies on the effect of probiotics in cancer prevention and therapy have so far been reported. However, the molecular mechanism of the interaction of probiotics with cancer cells is yet to be fully understood. In the present study, Leuconostoc mesenteroides was isolated from traditional dairy products, and its probiotic characteristics were determined. HT-29 cells were treated with conditioned-medium of designated bacteria and the cell apoptosis was studied at cellular and molecular level using DAPI staining, flow cytometry, DNA ladder assays, and real-time quantitative-PCR (q-PCR)...
August 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821011/the-photodynamic-action-of-pheophorbide-a-induces-cell-death-through-oxidative-stress-in-leishmania-amazonensis
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Nathielle Miranda, Hélito Volpato, Jean Henrique da Silva Rodrigues, Wilker Caetano, Tânia Ueda-Nakamura, Sueli de Oliveira Silva, Celso Vataru Nakamura
Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by hemoflagellate protozoa, affecting millions of people worldwide. The difficulties of treating patients with this parasitosis include the limited efficacy and many side effects of the currently available drugs. Therefore, the search for new compounds with leishmanicidal action is necessary. Photodynamic therapy has been studied in the medical field because of its selectivity, utilizing a combination of visible light, a photosensitizer compound, and singlet oxygen to reach the area of treatment...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820681/efficacy-safety-and-cost-effectiveness-of-thermotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-leishmania-donovani-induced-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Wardha F Refai, Nayani P Madarasingha, Buthsiri Sumanasena, Sudath Weerasingha, Amala De Silva, Rohini Fernandopulle, Abhay R Satoskar, Nadira D Karunaweera
Leishmania donovani causes cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Sri Lanka. Standard treatment is multiple, painful doses of intralesional sodium stibogluconate (IL-SSG). Treatment failures are increasingly reported, hence the need to investigate alternatives. Efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of thermotherapy were assessed for the first time for L. donovani CL. A single blinded noninferiority randomized controlled trial was conducted on new laboratory-confirmed CL patients with single lesions (N = 213). Selected patients were randomly assigned to 1) test group (N = 98; single session of radiofrequency-induced heat therapy (RFHT) given at 50°C for 30 seconds) and 2) control group (N = 115; 1-3 mL IL-SSG given weekly, until cure/10 doses)...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820502/oligonucleotides-targeting-periostin-ameliorates-pulmonary-fibrosis
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A Tomaru, T Kobayashi, J A Hinneh, P B Tonto, C N D' Alessandro-Gabazza, H Fujimoto, K Fujiwara, Y Takahashi, M Ohnishi, T Yasuma, K Nishihama, M Yoshino, K Takao, M Toda, T Totoki, Y Takei, K Yoshikawa, O Taguchi, E C Gabazza
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal disease with a median survival of 3 to 4 years after diagnosis. It is the most frequent form of a group of interstitial pneumonias of unknown etiology. Current available therapies prevent deterioration of lung function but no therapy has shown to improve survival. Periostin is a matricellular protein of the fasciclin 1 family. There is increased deposition of periostin in lung fibrotic tissues. Here, we evaluated whether small interfering RNA or antisense oligonucleotide against periostin inhibit lung fibrosis by direct administration into the lung by intranasal route...
August 18, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820359/clinical-outcomes-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-after-lower-extremity-arterial-procedures
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Afsha Aurshina, Pavel Kibrik, Justin Eisenberg, Ahmad Alsheekh, Anil Hingorani, Natalie Marks, Enrico Ascher
Objectives The use of postoperative anticoagulation is not uncommon for patients undergoing lower extremity arterial procedures as adjunctive therapy. Longer postoperative length of stay is necessary to achieve adequate therapeutic international normalized ratio with traditional protocols that call for the use of unfractionated heparin and warfarin therapy. We hypothesized the direct oral anticoagulants are an attractive alternative to provide adequate anticoagulation in patients who undergo lower extremity arterial procedures...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820231/interventions-for-treating-persistent-pain-in-survivors-of-torture
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REVIEW
Emma Baird, Amanda C de C Williams, Leslie Hearn, Kirstine Amris
BACKGROUND: Persistent (chronic) pain is a frequent complaint in survivors of torture, particularly but not exclusively pain in the musculoskeletal system. Torture survivors may have no access to health care; where they do, they may not be recognised when they present, and the care available often falls short of their needs. There is a tendency in state and non-governmental organisations' services to focus on mental health, with poor understanding of persistent pain, while survivors may have many other legal, welfare, and social problems that take precedence over health care...
August 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819834/recurrence-of-endovascularly-and-microsurgically-treated-intracranial-aneurysms-review-of-the-putative-role-of-aneurysm-wall-biology
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REVIEW
Serge Marbacher, Mika Niemelä, Juha Hernesniemi, Juhana Frösén
Although endovascular therapy has been proven safe and has become in many centers the primary method of treatment for intracranial aneurysms, the long-term durability of endovascular embolization remains a concern; at least for some aneurysms despite initial good result. While healing after clipping relies on mechanical occlusion, restoration after endovascular occlusion mainly requires the induction of a biological response. Healing after embolization depends on the growth of new tissue over the thrombus formed by the embolization material, or alternatively, on the organization of thrombus into fibrous tissue...
August 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819709/use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-on-immunomodulatory-agents
#13
L Man, A Morris, J Brown, S Palkimas, K Davidson
Immunomodulatory agents (IMiDs) are used to treat multiple hematologic malignancies. Their use is also associated with increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been increasingly utilized but due to their relative novelty, their role in malignancy has only been recently investigated. The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of DOACs in patients receiving IMiDs. This was a retrospective study of patients at our institution treated with an IMiD and concomitant warfarin or DOAC between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2015...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819559/growth-inhibitory-efficacy-of-natural-products-in-a-model-for-triple-negative-molecular-subtype-of-clinical-breast-cancer
#14
Nitin Telang
Global gene expression profiling identifies predictive and prognostic biomarkers and rationalizes breast cancer subtype-targeted treatment. The Anthracyclin/Taxol and survival pathway specific small molecular inhibitors, constitute current treatment options. These options are associated with acquired tumor resistance and emergence of drug-resistant cancer stem cells. Dietary supplements and constitutive bioactive phytochemicals with relatively low systemic toxicity may provide testable alternatives for current therapy...
September 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819441/vsv-based-virotherapy-in-ovarian-cancer-the-past-the-present-and-%C3%A2-future
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REVIEW
Beata Urszula Orzechowska, Marcin Jędryka, Katarzyna Zwolińska, Rafał Matkowski
The standard approach to treating patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) after primary debulking surgery remains taxane and platinum-based chemotherapy. Despite treatment with this strategy, the vast majority of patients relapse and develop drug-resistant metastatic disease that may be driven by cancer stem cells (CSCs) or cancer initiating cells (CICs). Oncolytic viruses circumvent typical drug-resistance mechanisms, therefore they may provide a safe and effective alternative treatment for chemotherapy-resistant CSCs/CICs...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819400/rapid-breast-cancer-disease-progression-following-cyclin-dependent-kinase-4-and-6-inhibitor-discontinuation
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Sami I Bashour, Iman Doostan, Khandan Keyomarsi, Vicente Valero, Naoto T Ueno, Powel H Brown, Jennifer K Litton, Kimberly B Koenig, Meghan Karuturi, Sausan Abouharb, Debasish Tripathy, Stacy L Moulder-Thompson, Nuhad K Ibrahim
Background: CDK 4 and 6 inhibitors (CDK4/6i), which arrest unregulated cancer cell proliferation, show clinical efficacy in breast cancer. Unexpectedly, a patient treated on a CDK4/6i-based trial, as first-line therapy in metastatic breast cancer, developed rapid disease progression following discontinuation of study drug while receiving standard second-line therapy off trial. We thus sought to expand this observation within a population of patients treated similarly at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819166/histone-protein-deacetylase-11-targeting-promotes-foxp3-treg-function
#17
Jianbing Huang, Liqing Wang, Satinder Dahiya, Ulf H Beier, Rongxiang Han, Arabinda Samanta, Joel Bergman, Eduardo M Sotomayor, Edward Seto, Alan P Kozikowski, Wayne W Hancock
Current interest in Foxp3+ T-regulatory (Treg) cells as therapeutic targets in transplantation is largely focused on their harvesting pre-transplant, expansion and infusion post-transplantation. An alternate strategy of pharmacologic modulation of Treg function using histone/protein deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) may allow more titratable and longer-term dosing. However, the effects of broadly acting HDACi vary, such that HDAC isoform-selective targeting is likely required. We report data from mice with constitutive or conditional deletion of HDAC11 within Foxp3+ Treg cells, and their use, along with small molecule HDAC11 inhibitors, in allograft models...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819027/combination-therapy-with-bispecific-antibodies-and-pd-1-blockade-enhances-the-antitumor-potency-of-t-cells
#18
Chien-Hsing Chang, Yang Wang, Rongxiu Li, Diane L Rossi, Donglin Liu, Edmund A Rossi, Thomas M Cardillo, David M Goldenberg
The DOCK-AND-LOCK (DNL®) method is a platform technology that combines recombinant engineering and site-specific conjugation to create multispecific, multivalent antibodies of defined composition with retained bioactivity. We have applied DNL® to generate a novel class of trivalent bispecific antibodies (bsAbs), each comprising an anti-CD3 scFv covalently conjugated to a stabilized dimer of different anti-tumor Fabs. Here we report the further characterization of two such constructs, (E1)-3s and (14)-3s, which activate T cells and target Trop-2- and CEACAM5-expressing cancer cells, respectively...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818769/substituted-methoxybenzyl-sulfonyl-1h-benzo-d-imidazoles-evaluated-as-effective-h-k-atpase-inhibitors-and-anti-ulcer-therapeutics
#19
R Rajesh, A Manikandan, A Sivakumar, C Ramasubbu, N Nagaraju
Efforts were made to synthesize a series of substituted methoxybenzyl-sulfonyl-1H-benzo[d]imidazole derivatives (8a-l) and investigate their anti-ulcer therapeutics. Prior to evaluating antiulcer potentials of 8a-l, a preliminary binding assay against H(+)/K(+)-ATPase from goat gastric mucosa was carried out, since it plays an important role in the ulcer development. In order to get more insight into the binding mode of the compounds to H(+)/K(+)-ATPase, a molecular docking study was carried out and the best binding affinities were unveiled...
August 3, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818491/cryotherapy-versus-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-treating-prostate-cancer-oncological-and-functional-results
#20
F Donis Canet, M D Sánchez Gallego, F Arias Fúnez, G Duque Ruíz, I Laso, J Brasero Burgos, J Lorca Álvaro, V Gómez Dos Santos, R Rodríguez Patrón, F J Burgos Revilla
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The increasingly early diagnosis of prostate cancer requires a search for therapeutic alternatives with good oncological results that in turn facilitate a good long-term quality of life. This review analyses 2 minimally invasive therapies for treating localised prostate cancer in terms of oncological and functional results, as well as the complications resulting from the therapies. ACQUISITION OF EVIDENCE: A systematic literature review was conducted of the treatment of localised prostate cancer with 2 ablative techniques as the primary therapy: cryosurgery or cryotherapy and high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)...
August 14, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
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