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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931037/assessment-of-renal-function-in-routine-care-of-people-living-with-hiv-on-art-in-a-resource-limited-setting-in-urban-zambia
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Andreas Deckert, Florian Neuhann, Christina Klose, Thomas Bruckner, Claudia Beiersmann, John Haloka, Mannie Nsofwa, Greg Banda, Maik Brune, Helmut Reutter, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Martin Zeier
INTRODUCTION: Data on renal impairment in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains scarce, determination of renal function is not part of routine assessments. We evaluated renal function and blood pressure in a cohort of people living with HIV (PLWH) on antiretroviral treatment (ART) in the Renal Care Zambia project (ReCaZa). METHODS: Using routine data from an HIV outpatient clinic from 2011-2013, we retrospectively estimated the glomerular filtration rate (eGFR, CKD-Epi formula) of PLWH on ART in Lusaka, Zambia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929935/development-of-arginine-glycine-aspartate-immobilized-3d-printed-poly-propylene-fumarate-scaffolds-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
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Chi Bum Ahn, Youngjo Kim, Sung Jean Park, Yongsung Hwang, Jin Woo Lee
Poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) has known to be a good candidate material for cartilage tissue regeneration because of its excellent mechanical properties during its degradation processes. Here, we describe the potential application of PPF-based materials as 3D printing bioinks to create macroporous cell scaffolds using micro-stereolithography (MSTL). To improve cell-matrix interaction of seeded human chondrocytes within the PPF-based 3D scaffolds, we immobilized arginine-glycine-aspartate (RGD) peptide onto the PPF scaffolds...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928899/hyperpolarized-13-c-diffusion-mrs-of-co-polarized-pyruvate-and-fumarate-to-measure-lactate-export-and-necrosis
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Benedikt Feuerecker, Markus Durst, Michael Michalik, Günter Schneider, Dieter Saur, Marion Menzel, Markus Schwaiger, Franz Schilling
Background: Non-invasive tumor characterization and monitoring are among the key goals of medical imaging. Using hyperpolarized (13)C-labelled metabolic probes fast metabolic pathways can be probed in real-time, providing new opportunities for tumor characterization. In this in vitro study, we investigated whether measurement of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) of co-polarized (13)C-labeled pyruvic acid and fumaric acid can non-invasively detect both necrosis and changes in lactate export, which are parameters indicative of tumor aggressiveness...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925551/clade-ii-nitrous-oxide-respiration-of-wolinella-succinogenes-depends-on-the-nosg-c1-c2-h-electron-transport-module-nosb-and-a-rieske-cytochrome-bc-complex
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Sascha Hein, Samantha Witt, Jörg Simon
Microbial reduction of nitrous oxide (N2 O) is an environmentally significant process in the biogeochemical nitrogen cycle. However, it has been recognized only recently that the gene encoding N2 O reductase (nosZ) is organized in varying genetic contexts, thereby defining clade I (or "typical") and clade II (or "atypical") N2 O reductases and nos gene clusters. This study addresses the enzymology of the clade II Nos system from Wolinella succinogenes, a nitrate-ammonifying and N2 O-respiring Epsilonproteobacterium that contains a cytochrome c N2 O reductase (cNosZ)...
September 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925162/-effect-of-corydalis-rhizoma-and-l-tetrahydropalmatine-on-dopamine-system-of-hippocampus-and-striatum-in-morphine-induced-conditioned-place-preference-rats
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Shou-Yang Yu, Wei-Feng Bai, Ping Tu, Cheng-Kai Qiu, Pei-Run Yang, Su-Yuan Luo
To investigate the effects of Corydalis Rhizoma and L-tetrahydropalma-tine (L-THP) on the levels of dopamine neurotransmitter (DA), dopamine transporter (DAT) and the second dopamine receptor (D2R) in learning and memory-related brain areas, hippocampus and striatum, the DA, DAT and D2R were detected in conditioned place preference (CPP) rats suffered from morphine. And comparation the degree of similarity and consistency of the pharmacological effects was also studied. The rats were trained in black compartments and white ones (drug-paired compartment) with the increasing doses of morphine for 10 days (hypodermically injected from 10 mg•kg⁻¹ to 100 mg•kg⁻¹)...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924438/central-retinal-vein-occlusion-in-2-patients-using-antipsychotic-drugs
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Koichiro Taki, Teruyo Kida, Masanori Fukumoto, Takaki Sato, Hidehiro Oku, Tsunehiko Ikeda
PURPOSE: To report our findings in 2 patients who developed a central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and were chronic users of antipsychotic medications. CASE PRESENTATION: Case 1 was a 62-year-old woman who had a sudden reduction of vision in her right eye to 20/2,000. Her fundus showed signs of an impending CRVO with marked macular edema. She had been taking antipsychotic drugs (quetiapine fumarate and risperidone) for about 2 years. She refused anti-VEGF therapy for her macular edema but selected systemic kallidinogenase...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923873/an-anti-persister-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infections
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Martina Koeva, Alina D Gutu, Wesley Hebert, Jeffrey D Wager, Lael M Yonker, George A O'Toole, Frederick M Ausubel, Samuel M Moskowitz, Diane Joseph-McCarthy
Bacterial persisters are a quasi-dormant sub-population of cells that are tolerant to antibiotic treatment. The combination of the aminoglycoside tobramycin with fumarate as an antibacterial potentiator utilizes an anti-persister strategy that is aimed at reducing recurrent Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections by enhancing the killing of P. aeruginosa persisters. Stationary phase cultures of P. aeruginosa were used to generate persister cells. A range of tobramycin concentrations was tested with a range of metabolite concentrations to determine the potentiation effect of the metabolite under a variety of conditions, including a range of pH values and in the presence of azithromycin or cystic fibrosis (CF) patient sputum...
September 18, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923315/development-of-a-digital-droplet-pcr-assay-to-measure-hbv-dna-in-patients-receiving-long-term-tdf-treatment
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Yang Liu, Andrea L Cathcart, William E Delaney, Kathryn M Kitrinos
The COBAS TaqMan assay has a lower limit of quantification (LLOQ) of 169 HBV copies/mL and a lower limit of detection (LLOD) of 58 copies/mL. HBV DNA below the TaqMan LLOQ is classified as target not detected (TND) (<58 copies/mL) or target detected (TD) (between 58 to 169 copies/mL). Here we have developed a more sensitive digital droplet PCR (ddPCR) assay to evaluate the impact of long-term tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) treatment in patients that did or did not achieve HBsAg seroconversion. A ddPCR assay was developed to detect HBV DNA to 8 copies/mL...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921587/dimethyl-fumarate-treatment-after-traumatic-brain-injury-prevents-depletion-of-antioxidative-brain-glutathione-and-confers-neuroprotection
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Tobias Krämer, Theresa Grob, Lutz Menzel, Tobias Hirnet, Eva Griemert, Konstantin Radyushkin, Serge C Thal, Axel Methner, Michael K E Schaefer
Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is an immunomodulatory therapeutic for multiple sclerosis and psoriasis with neuroprotective potential. Its mechanism of action involves activation of the antioxidant pathway regulator Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) thereby increasing synthesis of the cellular antioxidant glutathione (GSH). The objective of this study was to investigate whether post-traumatic DMF treatment is beneficial after experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI). Adult C57Bl/6 mice were subjected to controlled cortical impact followed by oral administration of DMF (80 mg/kg body weight) or vehicle at 3 h, 24 h, 48 h and 72 h after the inflicted TBI...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919303/acquisition-of-wild-type-hiv-1-infection-in-a-patient-on-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-with-high-intracellular-concentrations-of-tenofovir-diphosphate-a-case-report
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Elske Hoornenborg, Maria Prins, Roel C A Achterbergh, Lycke R Woittiez, Marion Cornelissen, Suzanne Jurriaans, Neeltje A Kootstra, Peter L Anderson, Peter Reiss, Henry J C de Vries, Jan M Prins, Godelieve J de Bree
BACKGROUND: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is highly effective against acquisition of HIV infection, and only two cases of infection with a multidrug-resistant virus have been reported under adequate long-term adherence, as evidenced by tenofovir diphosphate concentrations in dried blood spots. We report a case of wild-type HIV-1 infection despite consistent use of emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. METHODS: The patient participated in the Amsterdam PrEP project, a demonstration project of daily and event-driven PrEP...
September 14, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918877/raltegravir-1200-mg-once-daily-versus-raltegravir-400-mg-twice-daily-with-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-and-emtricitabine-for-previously-untreated-hiv-1-infection-a-randomised-double-blind-parallel-group-phase-3-non-inferiority-trial
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Pedro Cahn, Richard Kaplan, Paul E Sax, Kathleen Squires, Jean-Michel Molina, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Winai Ratanasuwan, Evelyn Rojas, Mohammed Rassool, Mark Bloch, Linos Vandekerckhove, Peter Ruane, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Christine Katlama, Xia Xu, Anthony Rodgers, Lilly East, Larissa Wenning, Sandy Rawlins, Brenda Homony, Peter Sklar, Bach-Yen Nguyen, Randi Leavitt, Hedy Teppler
BACKGROUND: Once daily regimens are preferred for HIV-1 treatment, to facilitate adherence and improve quality of life. We compared a new once daily formulation of raltegravir to the currently marketed twice daily formulation. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, parallel-group, phase 3, non-inferiority study, we enrolled participants aged 18 years or older with HIV-1 RNA of 1000 or more copies per mL and no previous antiretroviral treatment at 139 sites worldwide...
September 11, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918452/pro-oxidant-status-and-nrf2-levels-in-psoriasis-vulgaris-skin-tissues-and-dimethyl-fumarate-treated-hacat-cells
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Yoon Jin Lee, Jin Ho Bae, Sang-Gue Kang, Sung Woo Cho, Dong-Il Chun, Seung Min Nam, Chul Han Kim, Hae Seon Nam, Seon Hwa Lee, Sang Han Lee, Moon Kyun Cho
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) contribute to pathogenesis of many inflammatory skin diseases, including psoriasis. The aim of this study is to compare antioxidant protein expression in psoriasis vulgaris (PV) skin tissues with that in normal skin tissues in vivo and to evaluate the effects of dimethyl fumarate (DMF), used for the treatment of psoriasis, on ROS generation and apoptosis in a human keratinocyte cell line HaCaT. Compared with normal skin tissues, PV skin tissues showed increased protein oxidation as well as down-regulation of Nrf2 and its regulatory proteins such as HO-1 and AKR1C3...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916561/succinate-transport-is-not-essential-for-symbiotic-nitrogen-fixation-by-sinorhizobium-meliloti-nor-rhizobium-leguminosarum
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Michael J Mitsch, George C diCenzo, Alison Cowie, Turlough M Finan
Symbiotic nitrogen fixation (SNF) is an energetically expensive process performed by bacteria during endosymbiotic relationships with plants. The bacteria require the plant to provide a carbon source for generation of reductant to power SNF. While C4-dicarboxylates (succinate, fumarate, malate) appear to be the primary, if not sole, carbon source provided to the bacteria, the contribution of each C4-dicarboxylate is not known. We address this issue using a genetic and systems-level analyses. Expression of a malate specific transporter (MaeP) in Sinorhizobium meliloti Rm1021 dct mutants unable to transport C4-dicarboxylates resulted in malate import rates up to 30% that of wild type...
September 15, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910859/investigation-of-the-effects-of-storage-and-freezing-on-mixes-of-heavy-labeled-metabolite-and-amino-acid-standards
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Rachel Culp-Hill, Julie A Reisz, Kirk C Hansen, Angelo D'Alessandro
RATIONALE: High-throughput metabolomics has now made it possible for small/medium-sized laboratories to analyze thousands of samples/year from the most diverse biological matrices including biofluids, cell and tissue extracts. In large scale metabolomics studies, stable isotope-labeled standards are increasingly used to normalize for matrix effects and control for technical reproducibility (e.g. extraction efficiency, chromatographic retention times and mass spectrometry signal stability)...
September 14, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906152/relapse-outcomes-safety-and-treatment-patterns-in-patients-diagnosed-with-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-and-initiated-on-subcutaneous-interferon-%C3%AE-1a-or-dimethyl-fumarate-a-real-world-study
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Frank R Ernst, Peri Barr, Riad Elmor, Schiffon L Wong
OBJECTIVE: To estimate real-world treatment patterns, safety, and relapse outcomes of subcutaneous (sc) interferon (IFN) β-1a (Rebif®) versus dimethyl fumarate (DMF; Tecfidera(®)), to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). METHODS: A U.S. retrospective chart review of 450 randomly selected adults newly diagnosed with RRMS who received sc IFN β-1a (n = 143) or DMF (n = 307) was conducted. Patients were either (a) treatment-naïve, initiating first-line treatment with sc IFN β-1a or DMF, or (b) previously treated, switching to sc IFN β-1a or DMF...
September 14, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903160/safety-of-systemic-agents-for-the-treatment-of-pediatric-psoriasis
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Inge M G J Bronckers, Marieke M B Seyger, Dennis P West, Irene Lara-Corrales, Megha Tollefson, Wynnis L Tom, Marcia Hogeling, Leah Belazarian, Claus Zachariae, Emmanuel Mahé, Elaine Siegfried, Sandra Philipp, Zsuzsanna Szalai, Ruth Ann Vleugels, Kristen Holland, Ruth Murphy, Eulalia Baselga, Kelly Cordoro, Jo Lambert, Alex Alexopoulos, Ulrich Mrowietz, Wietske Kievit, Amy S Paller
Importance: Use of systemic therapies for moderate to severe psoriasis in children is increasing, but comparative data on their use and toxicities are limited. Objective: To assess patterns of use and relative risks of systemic agents for moderate to severe psoriasis in children. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective review was conducted at 20 centers in North America and Europe, and included all consecutive children with moderate to severe psoriasis who used systemic medications or phototherapy for at least 3 months from December 1, 1990, to September 16, 2014...
September 13, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901214/total-dose-iron-dextran-infusion-versus-oral-iron-for-treating-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-pregnant-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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A M Darwish, E E Khalifa, E Rashad, E Farghally
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To test safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of total dose infusion (TDI) of low molecular weight (LMW) iron dextran for treatment of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) during pregnancy in comparison to oral ferrous fumarate. DESIGN: Prospective interventional randomized controlled trial (RCT). Design classification. Canadian Task Force II3. SETTING: Antenatal clinic and causality unit of a tertiary care referral facility and University Hospital...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900067/-dimethyl-fumarate-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Masami Tanaka, Yuko Shimizu
At the end of 2016, dimethyl fumarate (DMF) was approved as the sixth disease-modifying drug for multiple sclerosis by the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency of Japan. Two randomized, placebo-controlled, phase III studies (DEFINE and CONFIRM) showed beneficial effects in patients in Western countries, with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Some of the benefits included a decreased annual relapse rate, inhibition of disease activity (shown using brain magnetic resonance imaging), and a decreased proportion of patients with confirmed disease progression...
September 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899959/impaired-malate-and-fumarate-accumulation-due-the-mutation-of-tonoplast-dicarboxylate-transporter
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David B Medeiros, Kallyne Barros, Jessica As Barros, Rebeca P Omena-Garcia, Stéphanie Arrivault, Lilian Vincis Pereira Sanglard, Kelly C Detmann, Willian Batista Silva, Danilo M Daloso, Fabio DaMatta, Adriano Nunes-Nesi, Alisdair R Fernie, Wagner L Araújo
Malate is a central metabolite involved in a multiplicity of plant metabolic pathways, being associated with mitochondrial metabolism and playing significant roles in stomatal movements. Vacuolar malate transport has been characterized at the molecular level and is performed by at least one carrier protein and two channels in Arabidopsis vacuoles. The absence of the Arabidopsis thaliana tonoplast Dicarboxylate Transporter (tDT) in tdt knockout mutant was previously associated with an impaired accumulation of malate and fumarate in leaves...
September 12, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898541/biologics-combined-with-conventional-systemic-agents-or-phototherapy-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-real-life-data-from-psonet-registries
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C I Busard, A D Cohen, P Wolf, S Gkalpakiotis, S Cazzaniga, R S Stern, B A Hutten, I Feldhamer, F Quehenberger, R Lichem, M Kojanova, E Adenubiova, A Addis, L Naldi, P I Spuls
BACKGROUND: Biologics have greatly improved psoriasis management. However, primary and secondary non-response to treatment requires innovative strategies to optimize outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of combined treatment of biologics with conventional systemic agents or phototherapy in daily clinical practice. METHODS: We collected data on frequency of use, demographics, treatment characteristics and drug survival of biologics combined with conventional systemic agents or phototherapy in five PSONET registries...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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