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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344336/treating-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-review-of-efficacy-and-safety
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Elizabeth P Mills, K Paige D Brown, Jennifer D Smith, Phillip W Vang, Katie Trotta
Objective: To review current literature for the efficacy and safety of treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Data sources: A PubMed literature search from January 1990 to June 2017 was conducted using the search terms nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, diabetes mellitus, type 2, therapy, treatment, treat, therapeutics, nonalcoholic fatty liver, nonalcoholic hepatosteatosis, NASH, NAFLD, metformin, and statin...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336927/efficacy-and-safety-of-sacral-and-percutaneous-tibial-neuromodulation-in-non-neurogenic-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction-and-chronic-pelvic-pain-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Manuela Tutolo, Enrico Ammirati, John Heesakkers, Thomas M Kessler, Kenneth M Peters, Tina Rashid, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Michele Spinelli, Giacomo Novara, Frank Van der Aa, Dirk De Ridder
CONTEXT: Neuromodulation is considered in patients with non-neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) not responsive to conservative treatment. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the available studies on efficacy and safety of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) and percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) in non-neurogenic LUTDs not responsive to conservative treatments. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A literature research was conducted in PubMed/Medline and Scopus, restricted to articles in English, published between January 1998 and June 2017, with at least 20 patients and 6 mo of follow-up...
January 11, 2018: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335345/s100a12-is-associated-with-response-to-therapy-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Faekah Gohar, Janneke Anink, Halima Moncrieffe, Lisette W A Van Suijlekom-Smit, Femke H M Prince, Marion A J van Rossum, Koert M Dolman, Esther P A H Hoppenreijs, Rebecca Ten Cate, Simona Ursu, Lucy R Wedderburn, Gerd Horneff, Michael Frosch, Dirk Foell, Dirk Holzinger
OBJECTIVE: Around one-third of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) fail to respond to first-line methotrexate (MTX) or anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy, with even fewer achieving ≥ American College of Rheumatology Pediatric 70% criteria for response (ACRpedi70), though individual responses cannot yet be accurately predicted. Because change in serum S100-protein myeloid-related protein complex 8/14 (MRP8/14) is associated with therapeutic response, we tested granulocyte-specific S100-protein S100A12 as a potential biomarker for treatment response...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332095/both-serum-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-interleukin-6-levels-are-not-associated-with-therapeutic-response-to-lamotrigine-augmentation-therapy-in-treatment-resistant-depressive-disorder
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Shoko Kagawa, Kazuo Mihara, Takeshi Suzuki, Goyo Nagai, Akifumi Nakamura, Kenji Nemoto, Tsuyoshi Kondo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Serum levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) were prospectively monitored in relation with therapeutic response to lamotrigine augmentation therapy in 46 (15 males and 31 females) inpatients with treatment-resistant depressive disorder during an 8-week treatment with lamotrigine using an open-study design. METHODS: The subjects were 46 depressed patients who had already shown insufficient response to at least 3 psychotropics including antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and atypical antipsychotics...
January 12, 2018: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332020/predictors-of-improvements-in-mental-health-from-mindfulness-meditation-in-stressed-older-adults
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Barry S Oken, Elena Goodrich, Daniel Klee, Tabatha Memmott, Jeffrey Proulx
Context • The benefits of a mindfulness meditation (MM) intervention are most often evidenced by improvements in self-rated stress and mental health. Given the physiological complexity of the psychological stress system, it is likely that some people benefit significantly, whereas others do not. Clinicians and researchers could benefit from further exploration to determine which baseline factors can predict clinically significant improvements from MM. Objectives • The study intended to determine (1) whether the baseline measures for participants who significantly benefitted from MM training were different from the baseline measures of participants who did not, and (2) whether a classification analysis using a decision-tree, machine-learning approach could be useful in predicting which individuals would be most likely to improve...
January 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331555/preoperative-thromboelastographic-profile-of-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-association-of-hypercoagulability-and-decreased-heparin-response
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Zhe Amy Fang, Rachel Bernier, Sirisha Emani, Sitaram Emani, Gregory Matte, James A DiNardo, David Faraoni, Juan C Ibla
OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographic and thromboelastographic characteristics of patients with congenital heart disease presenting with decreased heparin response before cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTING: Single institution, tertiary, academic, university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 496 pediatric and adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326307/mycophenolate-mofetil-in-combination-with-steroids-for-treatment-of-c3-glomerulopathy-a-case-series
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Rupali S Avasare, Pietro A Canetta, Andrew S Bomback, Maddalena Marasa, Yasar Caliskan, Yasemin Ozluk, Yifu Li, Ali G Gharavi, Gerald B Appel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: C3 glomerulopathy is a form of complement-mediated GN. Immunosuppressive therapy may be beneficial in the treatment of C3 glomerulopathy. Mycophenolate mofetil is an attractive treatment option given its role in the treatment of other complement-mediated diseases and the results of the Spanish Group for the Study of Glomerular Diseases C3 Study. Here, we study the outcomes of patients with C3 glomerulopathy treated with steroids and mycophenolate mofetil. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients in the C3 glomerulopathy registry at Columbia University and identified patients treated with mycophenolate mofetil for at least 3 months and follow-up for at least 1 year...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325483/characterization-of-vaccination-policies-for-attendance-and-employment-at-day-summer-camps-in-new-york-state
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William A Prescott, Kelsey C Violanti, Nicholas M Fusco
INTRODUCTION: New York state requires day/summer camps to keep immunization records for all enrolled campers and strongly recommends requiring vaccination for all campers and staff. The objective of this study was to characterize immunization requirements/recommendations for children/adolescents enrolled in and staff employed at day/summer camps in New York state. METHODS: An electronic hyperlink to a 9-question survey instrument was distributed via e-mail to 178 day/summer camps located in New York state cities with a population size greater than 100 000 people...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319635/low-dose-epinephrine-boluses-for-acute-hypotension-in-the-picu
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Pamela D Reiter, Jennifer Roth, Beth Wathen, Jaime LaVelle, Leslie A Ridall
OBJECTIVES: To describe the use of low-dose bolus epinephrine in critically ill children during an acute hypotensive episode or prearrest condition. DESIGN: Institutional Review Board approved, single-center, retrospective medical chart review. SETTING: Large medical-surgical PICU within a freestanding, tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS: Patients admitted to the PICU between June 1, 2015, and June 1, 2016, who received low-dose (≤ 5 µg/kg) IV bolus epinephrine...
January 9, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318004/poly-de-prescribing-to-treat-polypharmacy-efficacy-and-safety
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Doron Garfinkel
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate efficacy and safety of poly-de-prescribing (PDP) based on the Garfinkel method in older people with polypharmacy. Methods: A longitudinal, prospective, nonrandomized study in Israel was carried out between 2009 and 2016. Comprehensive geriatric assessments were performed at home in people age ⩾66 years consuming ⩾6 prescription drugs. Exclusion criteria were life expectancy <6 months and a seeming unwillingness to cooperate (poor compliance)...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299802/hcv-coinfection-of-the-hiv-infected-patients-with-discordant-cd4-t-cell-response-to-antiretroviral-therapy-leads-to-intense-systemic-inflammation
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K V Shmagel, L B Korolevskaya, E V Saidakova, N G Shmagel, V A Chereshnev, L Margolis, D Anthony, M Lederman
The level of proinflammatory markers was assessed in HIV-infected patients that were coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and had failed to restore the CD4+ T cell counts (immunological nonresponders, INR) during the antiretroviral therapy (ART). Among four patient groups (HIV+HCV- and HIV+HCV+ subjects with the concordant response to ART; HIV+HCV- and HIV+HCV+ subjects that were INR), the greatest systemic inflammation was in the latter group. The maximum difference was between the subjects HIV+HCV-INR and HIV+HCV+ INR: the blood of coinfected patients contained significantly higher concentrations of the IP-10, sCD163, sTNF-RI, and sTNF-RII and of bacterial lipopolysaccharide...
November 2017: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299652/hyaluronic-acid-injections-for-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-predictors-of-successful-treatment
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Eric N Bowman, Justin D Hallock, Thomas W Throckmorton, Fredrick M Azar
PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify patient and treatment factors that predict a favourable response to intra-articular hyaluronic acid (HA) treatment to better guide patient and treatment selection. METHODS: This prospective, observational study evaluated patients with mild-to-moderate (Kellgren-Lawrence grades 1-3) primary knee osteoarthritis treated between March 2013 and May 2016. Patient function and pain scores were assessed by the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index/Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (WOMAC/KOOS) and visual analogue scale (VAS) surveys, with response to treatment defined according to the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) 2004 criteria...
January 3, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298632/response-versus-nonresponse-to-self-regulatory-treatment-targets-is-not-discriminated-by-personal-characteristics-but-predicts-physical-activity-eating-behavior-and-weight-changes-in-women-with-obesity
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James J Annesi
Background Results of behavioral weight-loss treatments vary widely, with mostly unsuccessful outcomes beyond the short term. Women with obesity participating in a new cognitive-behavioral weight-loss treatment were assessed on their responses to psychological targets. Methods Groups of responders ( n = 43) and nonresponders ( n = 48) were established post hoc. Results Age, race/ethnicity, education, income, body composition, physical activity, and eating behaviors at baseline were not discriminated between responders and nonresponders...
January 1, 2018: International Quarterly of Community Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296951/t-cell-assays-confirm-immunogenicity-of-tungsten-induced-erythropoietin-aggregates-associated-with-pure-red-cell-aplasia
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Tina Rubic-Schneider, Masataka Kuwana, Brigitte Christen, Manuela Aßenmacher, Otmar Hainzl, Frank Zimmermann, Robert Fischer, Vera Koppenburg, Salah-Dine Chibout, Timothy M Wright, Andreas Seidl, Michael Kammüller
Immunogenicity of biotherapeutics and the elicitation of anti-drug antibodies are a key concern for their efficacy, pharmacokinetics, and safety. A particularly severe consequence of immunogenicity of a biotherapeutic is the rare development of antibody-mediated pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) in anemic patients treated with aggregated forms of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO). Here, we investigated in vitro T-cell responses to experimentally heat-induced rhEPO aggregates, and to tungsten-induced rhEPO aggregates in clinical lots associated with rhEPO-neutralizing antibodies and PRCA...
February 14, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296838/phase-1-study-of-the-hedgehog-pathway-inhibitor-sonidegib-for-steroid-refractory-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
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Zachariah DeFilipp, Rosalynn M Nazarian, Areej El-Jawahri, Shuli Li, Jami Brown, Candice Del Rio, Melissa Smith, Betsy Valles, Karen K Ballen, Steven L McAfee, Jacalyn Rosenblatt, Joseph H Antin, Corey S Cutler, Yi-Bin Chen
Hedgehog signaling plays a key role in tissue fibrosis, the pathological hallmark of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD). We conducted a phase 1 trial of sonidegib, a selective antagonist of the hedgehog coreceptor Smoothened, for the treatment of steroid-refractory cGVHD. After a 3+3 study design, sonidegib was administered for up to 12 cycles of 28 days each, using 3 doses: 200 mg/day (dose level 1), 400 mg/day (dose level 2), and 600 mg/day (dose level 3). Seventeen patients were enrolled. The median number of cycles completed was 6 (range, 0-12)...
October 10, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294598/rapid-onset-of-efficacy-predicts-response-to-therapy-with-certolizumab-plus-methotrexate-in-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Young Mo Kang, Young-Eun Park, Won Park, Jung-Yoon Choe, Chul-Soo Cho, Seung-Cheol Shim, Sang Cheol Bae, Chang-Hee Suh, Hoon-Suk Cha, Eun Mi Koh, Yeong-Wook Song, Bin Yoo, Shin-Seok Lee, Min-Chan Park, Sang-Heon Lee, Catherine Arendt, Willem Koetse, Soo-Kon Lee
Background/Aims: The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of add-on therapy with certolizumab pegol (CZP) in active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients of a single ethnicity. Methods: In this 24-week, phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, eligible patients (n = 127) were randomized 2:1 to subcutaneous CZP + methotrexate (MTX; 400 mg at week 0, 2, and 4 followed by 200 mg every 2 weeks) or placebo + MTX. Results: At week 24, the American College of Rheumatology criteria for 20% (ACR20) response rate was significantly greater with CZP + MTX than with placebo (66...
January 5, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283992/common-genes-associated-with-antidepressant-response-in-mouse-and-man-identify-key-role-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-sensitivity
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Tania Carrillo-Roa, Christiana Labermaier, Peter Weber, David P Herzog, Caleb Lareau, Sara Santarelli, Klaus V Wagner, Monika Rex-Haffner, Daniela Harbich, Sebastian H Scharf, Charles B Nemeroff, Boadie W Dunlop, W Edward Craighead, Helen S Mayberg, Mathias V Schmidt, Manfred Uhr, Florian Holsboer, Inge Sillaber, Elisabeth B Binder, Marianne B Müller
Response to antidepressant treatment in major depressive disorder (MDD) cannot be predicted currently, leading to uncertainty in medication selection, increasing costs, and prolonged suffering for many patients. Despite tremendous efforts in identifying response-associated genes in large genome-wide association studies, the results have been fairly modest, underlining the need to establish conceptually novel strategies. For the identification of transcriptome signatures that can distinguish between treatment responders and nonresponders, we herein submit a novel animal experimental approach focusing on extreme phenotypes...
December 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281259/development-of-arrayed-colonic-organoids-for-screening-of-secretagogues-associated-with-enterotoxins
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Dulan B Gunasekara, Matthew Disalvo, Yuli Wang, Daniel Nguyen, Mark I Reed, Jennifer Speer, Christopher E Sims, Scott T Magness, Nancy L Allbritton
Enterotoxins increase intestinal fluid secretion through the modulation of ion channels as well as activating the enteric nervous and immune systems. Colonic organoids, also known as colonoids, are functionally and phenotypically similar to in vivo colonic epithelium, and have been used to study intestinal ion transport and subsequent water flux in physiology and disease models. In conventional cultures, organoids exist as spheroids embedded within a hydrogel patty of extracellular matrix, and form at multiple depths impairing efficient imaging which is necessary to capture data from statistically relevant sample sizes...
December 27, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274805/prospective-validation-that-subgenual-connectivity-predicts-antidepressant-efficacy-of-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-sites
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Anne Weigand, Andreas Horn, Ruth Caballero, Danielle Cooke, Adam P Stern, Stephan F Taylor, Daniel Press, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Michael D Fox
BACKGROUND: The optimal target in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex for treating depression with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) remains unknown. Better efficacy has been associated with stimulation sites that are 1) more anterior and lateral and 2) more functionally connected to the subgenual cingulate. Here we prospectively test whether these factors predict response in individual patients. METHODS: A primary cohort (Boston, n = 25) with medication-refractory depression underwent conventional open-label rTMS to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex...
November 10, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273189/soft-tissue-sarcoma-response-to-two-cycles-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-multireader-analysis-of-mri-findings-and-agreement-with-recist-criteria-and-change-in-suvmax
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Jennifer L Favinger, Daniel S Hippe, Darin J Davidson, Saeed Elojeimy, Eira S Roth, Antoinette W Lindberg, Alice S Ha
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: When soft tissue sarcomas are treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, the number of cycles of chemotherapy is usually dependent on the tumor's initial response. Popular methods to assess tumor response include Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) criteria, which rely solely on tumor size, and maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) reduction in positron emission tomography (PET), which requires an expensive and high radiation test. We hypothesized that contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may offer a good alternative by providing additional information beyond tumor size...
December 19, 2017: Academic Radiology
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