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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738642/terminal-protection-mediated-autocatalytic-cascade-amplification-coupled-with-graphene-oxide-fluorescence-switch-for-sensitive-and-rapid-detection-of-folate-receptor
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Rui Wang, Xiaowen Xu, Pei Li, Yan Wang, Wei Jiang
Folate receptor (FR) is over-expressed in most human tumors and has been regarded as biomarker and therapeutic target. Specific and sensitive detection of FR is essential for tumor treatment and drug development. Here, a specific, sensitive and rapid FR detection strategy was proposed based on terminal protection-mediated autocatalytic cascade amplification coupled with graphene oxide fluorescence switch. Firstly, the specific binding of FR to the folate terminally-labeled on a primary trigger DNA (PT-DNA) could protect the PT-DNA from exonuclease I degradation, converting FR detection to PT-DNA detection...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738542/protective-effects-of-tannic-acid-on-acute-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-involvement-of-suppression-in-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-apoptosis
#2
Jianping Zhang, Lijing Cui, Xue Han, Yuanyuan Zhang, Xuan Zhang, Xi Chu, Fenghua Zhang, Ying Zhang, Li Chu
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a highly effective drug, but its cardiotoxicity restricts its therapeutic index. Oxidative stress is the major etiopathological factor in DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. Tannic acid (TA) has various anti-cancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activities. The purpose of the study was to survey the possible effects of TA against acute DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. Male Sprague-Dawleyrats were randomly divided into five groups: control, DOX (10mg/kg) alone, DOX with TA (20 and 40mg/kg), or DOX withcaptopril (30mg/kg) treatments...
July 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738518/teucrium-polium-extract-reverses-symptoms-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats-via-rebalancing-the-pdx1-and-foxo1-expressions
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Parvaneh Sadat Tabatabaie, Razieh Yazdanparast
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Teucrium polium Lamiaceae. an antidiabetic traditional medicine was observed to stimulate insulin secretion and β-cell mass restoration in pancreatic of diabetic rats. Bioactive compounds in T. polium such as terpenoids and flavonoids have a wide range of antioxidant properties. Given this background, our research was aimed at probing the effective molecular mechanism of T. polium which in turn protects the pancreatic β-cells of diabetic rats through attenuation of streptozotocin-induced oxidative stress...
July 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738516/one-pot-synthesis-of-three-dimensional-mn3o4-microcubes-for-high-level-sensitive-detection-of-head-and-neck-cancer-drug-nimorazole
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Rajaji Umamaheswari, Muthumariappan Akilarasan, Shen-Ming Chen, Yi-Hui Cheng, Veerappan Mani, Sakthivel Kogularasu, Fahad M A Al-Hemaid, M Ajmal Ali, Xiaoheng Liu
We described a three-dimensional Mn3O4 microcubes (3D-Mn3O4MCs) synthesised via a facile hydrothermal route for the determination of nimorazole (NMZ), an important drug that used in the treatment of head and neck cancer. The 3D-Mn3O4 MCs possess large active area and high conductivity, and 3D-Mn3O4 MCs film modified screen-printed carbon electrode (3D-Mn3O4MCs/SPCE) was fabricated which displayed excellent electrocatalytic ability towards NMZ. Under optimised working conditions, the modified electrode responded linearly to NMZ in the 0...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738499/aqueous-extract-of-codium-fragile-suppressed-inflammatory-responses-in-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-raw264-7-cells-and-carrageenan-induced-rats
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Seul Ah Lee, Sung-Min Moon, Yun Hee Choi, Seul Hee Han, Bo-Ram Park, Mi Suk Choi, Jae-Sung Kim, Yong Hwan Kim, Do Kyung Kim, Chun Sung Kim
Codium fragile (Suringar) Hariot has been used in Oriental medicine for the treatment of enterobiasis, dropsy, and dysuria and has been shown to have various biological effects. In this study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of aqueous extract of C. fragile (AECF) using in vitro and in vivo models. Nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), inflammatory-related mRNAs, and proteins were determined using the Griess assay, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and western blotting, respectively...
July 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738456/-cost-effectiveness-of-community-based-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-in-china
#6
S X Zhang, P C Yang, Y L Cai, Y Lin, Y H Zou
Objective: Since eliminating hepatitis B in China would need considerable public health resources, the economics problem of the strategy of community-based antiviral treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) has become an important issue. The cost-effectiveness and affordability of the strategy were evaluated in this study. Methods: According to the advocacy on eliminating hepatitis B by WHO and the comprehensive protocol of community based prevention of major infectious diseases and the guideline for CHB prevention and treatment in China, the decision analytic Markov model was constructed with the parameters from national surveys or Meta-analysis...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738425/preparation-and-characterization-of-pegylated-iron-oxide-gold-nanoparticles-for-delivery-of-sulforaphane-and-curcumin
#7
Hossein Danafar, Ali Sharafi, Sonia Askarlou, Hamidreza Kheiri Manjili
Natural products have been used for the treatment of various diseases such as cancer. Curcumin (CUR) and sulforaphane (SF) have anti-cancer effects, but their application is restricted because of their low water solubility and poor oral bioavailability. To improve the bioavailability and solubility of SF and CUR, we performed an advanced delivery of SF and CUR with PEGylated gold coated Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles (PEGylated Fe3O4@Au NPs) to endorse SF and CUR maintenance as an effective and promising antitumor drugs...
July 24, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738391/updated-palate-surgery-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Hsueh-Yu Li
Initially described in 1981, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty was the first surgical procedure specially designed at the palatal level for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). To date, palatal surgery remains the most commonly used surgery for OSA. The advancement of this surgery over the past 30 years has been a process of evolution in concepts, examination, and technique to increase safety and effectiveness in the treatment of OSA. Concept changes have emerged in the disease etiology, purpose of surgery, treatment priorities, staging of operations, integration therapy, and surgical endpoints...
2017: Advances in Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738388/updated-friedman-staging-system-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#9
Michael Friedman, Anna M Salapatas, Lauren B Bonzelaar
In the practice of sleep medicine, the first step is identification of those patients at high risk for sleep apnea. Nearly every physician and every hospital has preferred methods of screening. Many patient questionnaires or surveys as well as some objective physical measurements have been suggested to predict the presence of sleep apnea. Screening is well established, and laboratory and home testing are widely available. An early assessment with a physical examination can help direct treatment planning. The Friedman tongue position, lingual tonsil hypertrophy grading, and the effects of oral positioning on the hypopharynx should be used in early assessment for treatment planning, and as screening tools to assess the sight of obstruction...
2017: Advances in Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738385/pharmacological-and-nonpharmacological-interventions-to-arrest-neuroprogression-in-psychiatric-disorders
#10
Fotini Boufidou, Angelos Halaris
The concept of neuroprogression describes the progressive course of the disorder and stresses the progressive, recurrent, and chronic course of the disease entity under consideration. It subsumes clinical manifestations of the disease process and may also entail morphological, biochemical, neurochemical, immunological, physiological, and genetic aspects that contribute to the progressive course of the disease in question. In an attempt to identify the appropriate agent or method that could arrest neuroprogression in psychiatric patients, we conducted an evaluation of the use of anti-inflammatory drugs under the perspective of current pharmacological and neurophysiological data...
July 24, 2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738370/drug-level-monitoring-on-admission-for-presurgical-epilepsy-evaluation
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Irina Constantinescu, Christian M Korff, Serge Vulliemoz, Fabienne Picard, Margitta Seeck
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation for surgical treatment is offered to patients who do not respond to antiepileptic drugs. Pseudo-pharmacoresistance (PPR) has been described in the context of impaired compliance, incorrect diagnosis of epilepsy or pharmacological interference resulting in too low blood levels. We were interested to determine the frequency and causes of PPR in patients admitted for presurgical evaluation. METHODS: We reviewed 553 drug levels in 199 patients and analyzed the relative frequency of drugs below reference range (10 and 20% below the range)...
July 24, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738364/risk-factors-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
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Jordi Almirall, Mateu Serra-Prat, Ignasi Bolíbar, Valentina Balasso
We performed a systematic review of the literature to establish conclusive evidence of risk factors for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Observational studies (cross-sectional, case-control, and cohort studies) the primary outcome of which was to assess risk factors for CAP in both hospitalized and ambulatory adult patients with radiologically confirmed pneumonia were selected. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale specific for cohort and case-control designs was used for quality assessment. Twenty-nine studies (20 case-control, 8 cohort, and 1 cross-sectional) were selected, with 44...
July 25, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738360/targeting-developmental-pathways-the-achilles-heel-of-cancer
#13
Wolfram C M Dempke, Klaus Fenchel, Peter Uciechowski, Timothy Chevassut
Developmental pathways (e.g., Notch, Hippo, Hedgehog, Wnt, and TGF-β/BMP/FGF) are networks of genes that act co-ordinately to establish the body plan, and disruptions of genes in one pathway can have effects in related pathways and may result in serious dysmorphogenesis or cancer. Interestingly, all developmental pathways are highly conserved cell signalling systems present in almost all multicellular organisms. In addition, they have a crucial role in cell proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation, and finally in organ development...
July 22, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738235/treatment-decisions-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-beyond-first-and-second-line-combination-therapies
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A Vogel, R D Hofheinz, S Kubicka, D Arnold
Median overall survival (OS) of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) has reached up to 30months in recent clinical trials of first line therapies. Following disease progression after the standard in both, 1st and 2nd line, combination chemotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, many patients maintain a good performance status and a significant proportion is motivated to undergo further therapy. Choices of treatment beyond the second line setting for mCRC are therefore becoming increasingly important...
May 4, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738234/m1-homeopathic-complex-trigger-effective-responses-against-leishmania-l-amazonensis-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Katia Fialho Nascimento, Fabiana Rodrigues de Santana, Cleber Rafael Vieira da Costa, Vanessa Kaplum, Helito Volpato, Celso Vaturo Nakamura, Leoni Villano Bonamin, Dorly de Freitas Buchi
Leishmaniasis is a term referring to a range of clinical conditions caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania, Trypanosomatidae family, Kinetoplastida order that is transmitted by the bite of certain species of mosquitoes Phlebotominae subfamily. These parasites infect hosts wild and domestic mammals, considered as natural reservoirs and can also infect humans. Leishmania are obligate intramacrophage protozoa that have exclusively intracellular life style. This suggests that the amastigotes possess mechanisms to avoid killing by host cells...
July 21, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738160/atrial-selective-k-channel-blockers-potential-antiarrhythmic-drugs-in-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Ursula Ravens
In the wake of demographic change in Western countries atrial fibrillation has reached an epidemiological scale, yet current strategies for drug treatment of the arrhythmia lack sufficient efficacy and safety. In search of novel medications, atrial-selective drugs that specifically target atrial over other cardiac functions have been developed. In this lecture, I will address drugs acting on potassium (K+) channels that are either predominantly expressed in atria or possess electrophysiological properties distinct in atria from ventricles...
July 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738036/cannabis-guidelines%C3%A2
#17
Lisa Kennedy Sheldon
Cannabis has been used for centuries in the treatment of medical conditions. Cannabis has been recommended for appetite, anxiety, depression, sleep, and migraines. However, the stigma associated with cannabis as a recreational drug has created challenges to the legitimacy and social acceptance of cannabis for medical purposes in the United States.
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738010/effects-of-the-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-agonist-medetomidine-on-the-distribution-and-clearance-of-alfaxalone-during-coadministration-by-constant-rate-infusion-in-dogs
#18
Rachel C Bennett, Kati M Salla, Marja R Raekallio, Mika Scheinin, Outi M Vainio
OBJECTIVE To assess the possible impact of medetomidine on concentrations of alfaxalone in plasma, when coadministered as a constant rate infusion (CRI) to dogs, and to determine the possible impact of medetomidine on the cardiopulmonary effects of alfaxalone during CRI. ANIMALS 8 healthy adult Beagles. PROCEDURES 3 treatments were administered in a randomized crossover design as follows: 1 = saline (0.9% NaCl) solution injection, followed in 10 minutes by induction of anesthesia with alfaxalone (loading dose, 2...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737994/impact-of-a-patient-support-program-on-patient-adherence-to-adalimumab-and-direct-medical-costs-in-crohn-s-disease-ulcerative-colitis-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriasis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis
#19
David T Rubin, Manish Mittal, Matthew Davis, Scott Johnson, Jingdong Chao, Martha Skup
BACKGROUND: AbbVie provides a free-to-patient patient support program (PSP) to assist adalimumab-treated patients with medication costs, nurse support, injection training, pen disposal, and medication reminders. The impact of these services on patient adherence to adalimumab and direct medical costs associated with autoimmune disease has not been assessed. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the relationship between participation in a PSP and outcomes (adalimumab adherence, persistence, and direct medical costs) in patients initiating adalimumab treatment...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737993/the-effect-of-formulary-restrictions-on-patient-and-payer-outcomes-a-systematic-literature-review
#20
Yujin Park, Syed Raza, Aneesh George, Rumjhum Agrawal, John Ko
BACKGROUND: Formulary restrictions are implemented to reduce pharmacy costs and ensure appropriate use of pharmaceutical products. As adoption of formulary restrictions increases with rising pharmacy costs, there is a need to better understand the potential effect of formulary restrictions on patient and payer outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic literature review that assesses the effect of formulary restrictions on the following outcomes: medication adherence, clinical outcomes, treatment satisfaction, drug utilization, health care resource utilization, and economic outcomes...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
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