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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648570/brain-behavioral-adaptability-predicts-response-to-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-emotional-disorders-a-person-centered-event-related-potential-study
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Jonathan P Stange, Annmarie MacNamara, Amy E Kennedy, Greg Hajcak, K Luan Phan, Heide Klumpp
Single-trial-level analyses afford the ability to link neural indices of elaborative attention (such as the late positive potential [LPP], an event-related potential) with downstream markers of attentional processing (such as reaction time [RT]). This approach can provide useful information about individual differences in information processing, such as the ability to adapt behavior based on attentional demands ("brain-behavioral adaptability"). Anxiety and depression are associated with maladaptive information processing implicating aberrant cognition-emotion interactions, but whether brain-behavioral adaptability predicts response to psychotherapy is not known...
June 22, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639485/increased-shisa3-expression-characterizes-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-patients-sensitive-to-lenalidomide
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Rossana Maffei, Stefania Fiorcari, Silvia Martinelli, Stefania Benatti, Jenny Bulgarelli, Lara Rizzotto, Giulia Debbia, Rita Santachiara, Gian Matteo Rigolin, Francesco Forconi, Davide Rossi, Luca Laurenti, Giuseppe A Palumbo, Daniele Vallisa, Antonio Cuneo, Gianluca Gaidano, Mario Luppi, Roberto Marasca
Lenalidomide is a therapeutically effective drug in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Twenty-seven CLL patients were treated with lenalidomide in a phase II clinical trial. Ten patients were grouped as responders (R) and 6 as nonresponders (NR). We evaluated T lymphocytes, NK, monocytes and dendritic cells at baseline and after treatment. A gene expression analysis was performed on 16 CLL samples collected before treatment. The levels of immune cells or immune-related cytokines are not different between R and NR patients...
June 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632924/metabolomics-as-a-driver-in-advancing-precision-medicine-in-sepsis
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Michelle Eckerle, Lilliam Ambroggio, Michael Puskarich, Brent Winston, Alan E Jones, Theodore J Standiford, Kathleen A Stringer
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to explain the science of metabolomics-a science of systems biology that measures and studies endogenous small molecules (metabolites) that are present in a single biological sample-and its application to the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. In addition, we discuss how discovery through metabolomics can contribute to the development of precision medicine targets for this complex disease state and the potential avenues for those new discoveries to be applied in the clinical environment...
June 20, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631207/qrs-width-as-a-predictor-of-right-ventricular-remodeling-after-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation
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C Paech, I Dähnert, F T Riede, R Wagner, T Kister, K Nieschke, F Wagner, R A Gebauer
Recent data showed a right ventricular dyssynchrony in patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) has become an important procedure to treat a pulmonary stenosis and/or regurgitation of the right ventricular outflow tract in these patients. Despite providing good results, there is still a considerable number of nonresponders to PPVI. The authors speculated that electrical dysfunction of the right ventricle plays an underestimated role in the outcome of patients after PPVI...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628593/consideration-of-dose-and-timing-when-applying-interventions-after-stroke-and-spinal-cord-injury
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D Michele Basso, Catherine E Lang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Nearly 4 decades of investigation into the plasticity of the nervous system suggest that both timing and dose could matter. This article provides a synopsis of our lectures at the IV STEP meeting, which presented a perspective of current data on the issues of timing and dose for adult stroke and spinal cord injury motor rehabilitation. SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS: For stroke, the prevailing evidence suggests that greater amounts of therapy do not result in better outcomes for upper extremity interventions, regardless of timing...
July 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628502/placebo-response-in-trichotillomania
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Jon E Grant, Samuel R Chamberlain, Sarah A Redden, Brian L Odlaug, Michael van Ameringen, Darin D Dougherty, Nancy J Keuthen, Suck W Kim
Trichotillomania is a functionally impairing, often overlooked disorder with no Food and Drug Administration-approved medications indicated for its treatment. The ability of clinical trials to detect the beneficial effects of pharmacologic treatment in trichotillomania has been hampered by the high placebo response rate. Very little is known about baseline demographic and clinical characteristics that may be predictive of placebo response in such patients. Overall, 104 participants assigned to placebo were pooled from five double-blind trials conducted at three sites in the USA and Canada...
June 16, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627808/evaluation-of-a-pharmaceutical-risk-sharing-agreement-when-patients-are-screened-for-the-probability-of-success
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Reza Mahjoub, Fredrik Ødegaard, Gregory S Zaric
We analyze a game-theoretic model of a risk-sharing agreement between a payer and a pharmaceutical firm. The drug manufacturer chooses the price while the payer sets the rebate rate and decides which patients are eligible for treatment. The manufacturer provides the payer with a rebate for nonresponding patients. We generalize on the existing literature, by making both price and rebate rate decision variables, allowing the rebate rate to be different from 100%, and incorporating 2 types of administrative costs...
June 19, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623161/the-genetics-of-ischemic-heart-disease-from-current-knowledge-to-clinical-implications
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Roberto Elosua, Sergi Sayols-Baixeras
Ischemic heart disease continues to cause high morbidity and mortality. Its prevalence is expected to increase due to population aging, and its prevention is a major goal of health policies. The risk of developing ischemic heart disease is related to a complex interplay between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. In the last decade, considerable progress has been made in knowledge of the genetic architecture of this disease. This narrative review provides an overview of current knowledge of the genetics of ischemic heart disease and of its translation to clinical practice: identification of new therapeutic targets, assessment of the causal relationship between biomarkers and disease, improved risk prediction, and identification of responders and nonresponders to specific drugs (pharmacogenomics)...
June 13, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620062/urine-biomarkers-to-predict-response-to-lupus-nephritis-therapy-in-children-and-young-adults
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Hermine I Brunner, Michael R Bennett, Gaurav Gulati, Khalid Abulaban, Marisa S Klein-Gitelman, Stacy P Ardoin, Lori B Tucker, Kelly A Rouster-Stevens, David Witte, Jun Ying, Prasad Devarajan
OBJECTIVE: To delineate urine biomarkers that forecast response to therapy of lupus nephritis (LN). METHODS: Starting from the time of kidney biopsy, patients with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus who were diagnosed with LN were studied serially. Levels of 15 biomarkers were measured in random spot urine samples, including adiponectin, α-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP), ceruloplasmin, hemopexin, hepcidin, kidney injury molecule 1, monocyte chemotactic protein-1, lipocalin-like prostaglandin D synthase (LPGDS), transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), transferrin, and vitamin D binding protein (VDBP)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618186/therapeutic-efficacy-of-fresh-allogeneic-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-severe-refractory-feline-chronic-gingivostomatitis
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Boaz Arzi, Kaitlin C Clark, Ayswarya Sundaram, Mathieu Spriet, Frank J M Verstraete, Naomi J Walker, Megan R Loscar, Nasim Fazel, William J Murphy, Natalia Vapniarsky, Dori L Borjesson
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have potent immunomodulatory functions and are a promising therapy for immune-mediated inflammatory disorders. We previously demonstrated the efficacy of fresh, autologous, adipose-derived MSCs (ASCs) to treat feline chronic gingivostomatitis (FCGS), a chronic oral mucosal inflammatory disease similar to human oral lichen planus. Here, we investigate the use of fresh allogeneic ASCs for treatment of FCGS in seven cats. Radiolabeled ASCs were also tracked systemically. Each cat received two intravenous injections of 20 million ASCs, 1 month apart...
June 15, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617690/short-and-long-term-cognitive-outcomes-in-patients-with-major-depression-treated-with-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Megha M Vasavada, Amber M Leaver, Stephanie Njau, Shantanu H Joshi, Linda Ercoli, Gerhard Hellemann, Katherine L Narr, Randall Espinoza
OBJECTIVES: The risk of cognitive impairment is a concern for patients with major depressive disorder receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Here, we evaluate the acute, short-term and long-term effects of ECT on tests of processing speed, executive function, memory, and attention. METHODS: Forty-four patients with major depressive disorder receiving ECT (61% right unilateral, 39% mixed right unilateral-bitemporal, left unilateral, and/or bitemporal lead placement) underwent a cognitive battery prior to ECT (T1), after 2 sessions (T2), and at the end of the index (T3)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612690/attachment-as-a-predictor-of-non-response-to-cbt-treatment-in-children-with-anxiety-disorders
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Monika Walczak, Barbara Hoff Esbjørn, Sonja Breinholst
Children's and parents' attachment patterns have been linked with the presence of pediatric anxiety disorders. The present study examined the role of attachment in predicting cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) treatment outcomes. A total of 69 children aged 7-13 years were assessed using a semi-structured interview, and treated with CBT. Differences between responders and nonresponders with regard to pretreatment characteristics were explored, and the predictive power of factors significantly different between groups was assessed using binominal logistic regression...
June 14, 2017: Attachment & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608940/association-between-resistance-to-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-and-carnitine-profile-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Daigo Kamei, Ken Tsuchiya, Kosaku Nitta, Michio Mineshima, Takashi Akiba
OBJECTIVE: Patients on dialysis are in a chronic carnitine-deficient state. This condition may be associated with abnormalities in fatty acid and organic acid metabolism; however, the details are unknown. We investigated the association between carnitine profiles before and after dialysis and the erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) resistance index (ERI), which is a significant prognostic factor in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. DESIGN AND METHODS: cross-sectional study...
June 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600094/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-for-heart-failure
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Amole Ojo, Sohaib Tariq, Prakash Harikrishnan, Sei Iwai, Jason T Jacobson
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has emerged as a valued nonpharmacologic therapy in patients with heart failure, reduced ejection fraction (EF), and ventricular dyssynchrony manifest as left bundle branch block. The mechanisms of benefit include remodeling of the left ventricle leading to decreased dimensions and increased EF, as well as a decrease in the severity of mitral regurgitation. This article reviews the rationale, effects, and indications for CRT, and discusses the patient characteristics that predict response and considerations for nonresponders...
July 2017: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591795/socioeconomic-status-and-reading-disability-neuroanatomy-and-plasticity-in-response-to-intervention
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Rachel R Romeo, Joanna A Christodoulou, Kelly K Halverson, Jack Murtagh, Abigail B Cyr, Carly Schimmel, Patricia Chang, Pamela E Hook, John D E Gabrieli
Although reading disability (RD) and socioeconomic status (SES) are independently associated with variation in reading ability and brain structure/function, the joint influence of SES and RD on neuroanatomy and/or response to intervention is unknown. In total, 65 children with RD (ages 6-9) with diverse SES were assigned to an intensive, 6-week summer reading intervention (n = 40) or to a waiting-list control group (n = 25). Before and after, all children completed standardized reading assessments and magnetic resonance imaging to measure cortical thickness...
June 7, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590340/colonic-phenotypes-are-associated-with-poorer-response-to-anti-tnf-therapies-in-patients-with-ibd
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Soon Man Yoon, Talin Haritunians, Sultan Chhina, Zhenqiu Liu, Shaohong Yang, Carol Landers, Dalin Li, Byong Duk Ye, David Shih, Eric A Vasiliauskas, Andrew Ippoliti, Shervin Rabizadeh, Stephan R Targan, Gil Y Melmed, Dermot P B McGovern
BACKGROUND: Although anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents are effective in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), many patients either do not respond to anti-TNF treatment or lose response over time. The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with response to anti-TNF therapy in IBD. METHODS: Patients with Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis who had consented to participate in a genetics registry and been treated with anti-TNF agents were evaluated retrospectively and categorized as primary nonresponders or secondary nonresponders...
June 5, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590293/pediatric-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-on-the-eve-of-growing-up
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Johannes M Douwes, Rolf M F Berger
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Current recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) during childhood are expert opinion based, because of lacking pediatric data. In recent years, however, important pediatric data have emerged on PAH. RECENT FINDINGS: PAH in children shows similarities as well as differences compared to adults. Neonates and children know specific clinical presentations and a hemodynamic profile that differs from adults with PAH...
June 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589090/neither-baseline-nor-changes-in-serum-triiodothyronine-during-levothyroxine-liothyronine-combination-therapy-predict-a-positive-response-to-this-treatment-modality-in-hypothyroid-patients-with-persistent-symptoms
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Bjarke Borregaard Medici, Jeppe Lerche la Cour, Luba Freja Michaelsson, Jens Oscar Faber, Birte Nygaard
BACKGROUND: Despite biochemical euthyroidism, some levothyroxine (L-T4)-treated hypothyroid patients report persisting symptoms and some of these patients are tentatively treated with a combination of L-T4 and liothyronine (L-T3). Combination therapy and the appropriate choice of blood tests to monitor treatment are highly debated among specialists and patients. AIM: To evaluate whether measuring serum triiodothyronine (S-T3) at baseline or during combination therapy can be used as an indicator of a positive effect from L-T4/L-T3 combination therapy...
April 2017: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587581/ace-phenotyping-as-a-guide-toward-personalized-therapy-with-ace-inhibitors
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Sergei M Danilov, Stan I Tovsky, David E Schwartz, Randal O Dull
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (ACEI) are widely used in the management of cardiovascular diseases but with significant interindividual variability in the patient's response. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether interindividual variability in the response to ACE inhibitors is explained by the "ACE phenotype"-for example, variability in plasma ACE concentration, activity, and conformation and/or the degree of ACE inhibition in each individual...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586593/immune-response-and-anamnestic-immune-response-in-children-after-a-3-dose-primary-hepatitis-b-vaccination
#20
Muhammad Faheem Afzal, Muhammad Ashraf Sultan, Ahmad Imran Saleemi
OBJECTIVE: Diseases caused by Hepatitis B virus (HBV) have a worldwide distribution. Pakistan adopted the recommendations of World Health Organization (WHO) for routine universal infant vaccination against hepatitis B in 2002, currently being administered at 6, 10, and 14 weeks of age in a combination vaccine. This study was conducted to determine the immune response & anamnestic immune response in children, 9 months-10 years of age, after a 3dose primary Hepatitis B vaccination. METHODS: This cross sectional study was conducted in the Department of Paediatrics, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from January to June, 2014...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
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