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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226489/3d-printed-microfluidic-mixer-for-point-of-care-diagnosis-of-anemia
#1
Kimberly Plevniak, Matthew Campbell, Mei He, Kimberly Plevniak, Matthew Campbell, Mei He, Matthew Campbell, Mei He, Kimberly Plevniak
3D printing has been an emerging fabrication tool in prototyping and manufacturing. We demonstrated a 3D microfluidic simulation guided computer design and 3D printer prototyping for quick turnaround development of microfluidic 3D mixers, which allows fast self-mixing of reagents with blood through capillary force. Combined with smartphone, the point-of-care diagnosis of anemia from finger-prick blood has been successfully implemented and showed consistent results with clinical measurements. Capable of 3D fabrication flexibility and smartphone compatibility, this work presents a novel diagnostic strategy for advancing personalized medicine and mobile healthcare...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226421/opening-plenary-speaker-human-genomics-precision-medicine-and-advancing-human-health
#2
Eric D Green
Starting with the launch of the Human Genome Project in 1990, the past quarter-century has brought spectacular achievements in genomics that dramatically empower the study of human biology and disease. The human genomics enterprise is now in the midst of an important transition, as the growing foundation of genomic knowledge is being used by researchers and clinicians to tackle increasingly complex problems in biomedicine. Of particular prominence is the use of revolutionary new DNA sequencing technologies for generating prodigious amounts of DNA sequence data to elucidate the complexities of genome structure, function, and evolution, as well as to unravel the genomic bases of rare and common diseases...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226397/innate-lymphoid-cells-in-asthma-cannabinoids-on-the-balance
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EDITORIAL
Kayluz Frias Boligan, Stephan von Gunten
The network of cells and soluble mediators implicated in the pathogenesis of asthma and allergic disorders is complex. Deciphering details of the crosstalk between its components is essential for the identification of novel drug targets and for advances in patient management and precision medicine (1, 2). There is increasing evidence that innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) contribute to allergic responses (3). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 22, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224204/effect-of-hypoxia-on-human-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-its-potential-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Jane Ru Choi, Kar Wey Yong, Wan Kamarul Zaman Wan Safwani
Human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hASCs) are an ideal cell source for regenerative medicine due to their capabilities of multipotency and the readily accessibility of adipose tissue. They have been found residing in a relatively low oxygen tension microenvironment in the body, but the physiological condition has been overlooked in most studies. In light of the escalating need for culturing hASCs under their physiological condition, this review summarizes the most recent advances in the hypoxia effect on hASCs...
February 21, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224121/immunological-defects-in-neonatal-sepsis-and-potential-therapeutic-approaches
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REVIEW
Steven L Raymond, Julie A Stortz, Juan C Mira, Shawn D Larson, James L Wynn, Lyle L Moldawer
Despite advances in critical care medicine, neonatal sepsis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with the greatest risk affecting very low birth weight, preterm neonates. The presentation of neonatal sepsis varies markedly from its presentation in adults, and there is no clear consensus definition of neonatal sepsis. Previous work has demonstrated that when neonates become septic, death can occur rapidly over a matter of hours or days and is generally associated with inflammation, organ injury, and respiratory failure...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223748/topical-application-of-eupatilin-ameliorates-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-in-nc-nga-mice
#6
Ji Hyun Lee, Ye Jin Lee, Jun Young Lee, Young Min Park
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an inflammatory skin disorder with severe pruritus. Despite advancements in medicine, therapeutic treatments for AD are still limited. Eupatilin (5,7-dihydroxy-30,40,6-trimethoxyflavone) is one of the lipophilic flavonoids from Artemisia umbelliformis Lam. and Artemisia genipi Weber. OBJECTIVE: Although it has been reported to act a role in improving inflammation, its action on AD is uncertain. In this study, we examined the role of eupatilin on AD-like skin lesions in NC/Nga mice...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223667/-molecular-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hboc-syndrome
#7
Yoshio Miki
Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer(HBOC)is an inherited cancer caused by mutations of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. BRCA genetic testing is used for HBOC diagnosis and continues to progress such as the annotation of VUS. In HBOC clinical practice, surveillance methods have been established through collaboration between genetic medicine and cancer medicine, and treatment, including options based on genetic diagnosis, has advanced significantly. Furthermore, the analysis of BRCA1 and BRCA2 function has progressed, and a novel therapeutic method based on synthetic lethality, such as a PARP inhibitor use, has been developed...
February 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223228/drug-discovery-using-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-models-of-neurodegenerative-and-ocular-diseases
#8
REVIEW
Sandy S C Hung, Shahnaz Khan, Camden Y Lo, Alex W Hewitt, Raymond C B Wong
The revolution of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology provides a platform for development of cell therapy, disease modeling and drug discovery. Recent technological advances now allow us to reprogram a patient's somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Together with methods to differentiate these iPSCs into the disease-relevant cell types, we are now able to model disease in vitro using iPSCs. Importantly, this represents a robust in vitro platform using patient-specific cells, providing opportunity for personalized precision medicine...
February 13, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222735/advancing-gender-equality-through-the-athena-swan-charter-for-women-in-science-an-exploratory-study-of-women-s-and-men-s-perceptions
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Pavel V Ovseiko, Alison Chapple, Laurel D Edmunds, Sue Ziebland
BACKGROUND: While in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia, higher education and research institutions are widely engaged with the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science to advance gender equality, empirical research on this process and its impact is rare. This study combined two data sets (free- text comments from a survey and qualitative interviews) to explore the range of experiences and perceptions of participation in Athena SWAN in medical science departments of a research-intensive university in Oxford, United Kingdom...
February 21, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222660/potential-therapeutic-application-of-dendrimer-cyclodextrin-conjugates-with-targeting-ligands-as-advanced-carriers-for-gene-and-oligonucleotide-drugs
#10
Hidetoshi Arima, Keiichi Motoyama, Taishi Higashi
Despite the recent approval of some gene medicines and nucleic acid drugs, further improvement of delivery techniques for these drugs is strongly required. Several delivery technologies for these drugs have been developed, in other words, viral and two types of nonviral (lipofection and polyfection) vectors. Among the polyfection system, the potential use of various cyclodextrin (CyD) derivatives and CyD-appended polymers as carriers for gene and nucleic acid drugs has been demonstrated. The polyamidoamine dendrimer (G3) conjugates with α-CyD (α-CDE (G3)) have been reported to possess noteworthy properties as DNA and nucleic acid drugs carriers...
April 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221724/novel-pieces-for-the-emerging-picture-of-sulfoximines-in-drug-discovery-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-sulfoximine-analogues-of-marketed-drugs-and-advanced-clinical-candidates
#11
Ulrich Lücking, Juan Alberto Sirvent
Sulfoximines have gained considerable recognition as an important structural motif in drug discovery of late. In particular, the clinical kinase inhibitors for the treatment of cancer, roniciclib (pan-CDK inhibitor), BAY 1143572 (PTEFb inhibitor), and AZD 6738 (ATR inhibitor), have recently drawn considerable attention. Whilst the interest in this underrepresented functional group in drug discovery is clearly on the rise, there remains an incomplete understanding of the medicinal chemistry relevant properties of sulfoximines...
February 21, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220819/the-cutoff-value-of-ossification-of-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-opll-for-early-diagnosis-of-myelopathy-using-somatosensory-evoked-potential-in-cervical-opll-patients
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S Y Yoon, T H Park, N L Eun, Y G Park
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to find out whether ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) characteristics, including size, shape and subtype, can be used to diagnose myelopathy using somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) in cervical OPLL patients. SETTING: Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 153 cervical OPLL patients who underwent SEP study...
February 21, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220199/-novel-pharmaceutical-treatment-approaches-for-gastric-cancer
#13
F Lordick
This review article delineates novel approaches for the pharmaceutical treatment of gastric cancer. A newly developed molecular classification of gastric cancer based on histology, genetic, epigenetic and proteomic characteristics has evolved. It provides a road map for development of new drugs and combinations as well as for patient stratification in clinical research and it is expected to be introduced into clinical practice in the near future. Anti-HER2 targeted treatment is a validated strategy for treatment of metastatic gastric cancer and is now also being studied in the perioperative setting to increase response rates and ultimately survival in patients undergoing curative surgery; however, the resistance mechanisms of HER2-targeted treatment are poorly understood and optimal patient selection remains challenging...
February 20, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219202/-precision-treatment-after-resistance-to-first-generation-egfr-tki-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#14
C Pi, Y C Zhang, C R Xu, Q Zhou
Recently, with the research progress in molecular classification, the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been established as a model of anti-tumor treatment of precision medicine. The discovery of epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKI) has transformed the treatment of NSCLC from platinum based doublet chemotherapy into era of target therapy. EGFR-TKI, such as erlotinib and gefitinib, have been recommended as standard first-line treatment of patients with EGFR mutation...
February 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219200/-application-strategies-of-the-third-generation-egfr-tki-in-the-context-of-precision-medicine
#15
J Zhao, S J Zhang, C C Zhou
With the advances in molecular detection technology and the emergence of various targeted agents, we have entered the era of precision medicine across the whole process of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors targeting epidermal growth factor receptor gene mutation, the most common driver, have been developed from the first generation to the third generation, improving the survival and life quality of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. It is critically important how to rank these targeted agents and arrange combination therapies, and this review will focus on the strategies of the third-generation EGFR-TKI in the context of precision medicine...
February 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218878/imaging-of-muscle-injuries-in-sports-medicine-sports-imaging-series
#16
Ali Guermazi, Frank W Roemer, Philip Robinson, Johannes L Tol, Ravindar R Regatte, Michel D Crema
In sports-related muscle injuries, the main goal of the sports medicine physician is to return the athlete to competition-balanced against the need to prevent the injury from worsening or recurring. Prognosis based on the available clinical and imaging information is crucial. Imaging is crucial to confirm and assess the extent of sports-related muscle injuries and may help to guide management, which directly affects the prognosis. This is especially important when the diagnosis or grade of injury is unclear, when recovery is taking longer than expected, and when interventional or surgical management may be necessary...
March 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217454/erectile-dysfunction-treatment-and-traditional-medicine-can-east-and-west-medicine-coexist
#17
REVIEW
Joe K C Lee, Ronny B W Tan, Eric Chung
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sexual problem affecting many men irrespective of cultures, beliefs and nationalities. While medical therapy for ED has been revolutionized by the advent of oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors and intracavernosal injection of vasoactive agents, recent technological advances such stem cell therapy, low intensity shock wave and newer generation of penile prosthesis implant offer hope to men who do not respond to conventional medical therapy. In contrast, traditional and complementary medicine (TCM) focuses on the restoration and better overall bodily regulation with the use of various herbal and animal products as well as exercises to invigorate qi (energy) in vital organs...
February 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216948/averrhoa-bilimbi-linn-a-review-of-its-ethnomedicinal-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology
#18
REVIEW
Alhassan Muhammad Alhassan, Qamar Uddin Ahmed
Averrhoa bilimbi Linn. is principally cultivated for medicinal purposes in many tropical and subtropical countries of the world. Literature survey about this plant shows that A. bilimbi is mainly used as a folk medicine in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and as an antimicrobial agent. The prime objective of this review is to accumulate and organize literature based on traditional claims and correlate those with current findings on the use of A. bilimbi in the management of different ailments...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216723/future-research-priorities-for-morbidity-control-of-lymphedema
#19
S R Narahari, Madhur Guruprasad Aggithaya, Christine Moffatt, T J Ryan, Vaughan Keeley, B Vijaya, P Rajendran, S B Karalam, S Rajagopala, N K Kumar, K S Bose, K V Sushma
BACKGROUND: Innovation in the treatment of lower extremity lymphedema has received low priority from the governments and pharmaceutical industry. Advancing lymphedema is irreversible and initiates fibrosis in the dermis, reactive changes in the epidermis and subcutis. Most medical treatments offered for lymphedema are either too demanding with a less than satisfactory response or patients have low concordance due to complex schedules. A priority setting partnership (PSP) was established to decide on the future priorities in lymphedema research...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216025/pi3k-akt-mtor-inhibitors-in-breast-cancers-from-tumor-cell-signaling-to-clinical-trials
#20
REVIEW
Dey Nandini, De Pradip, Leyland-Jones Brian
Breast cancer (BC) is the most common women cancer and second most common cause of cancer death in women. A woman living in the Unites States has 12.3% lifetime risk of being diagnosed with BC. From the genomics point of view, the most common three subtypes of BC encountered in clinics are HR+, HER2+, and TNBC or basal-like BC. Estrogen receptor (ER) status or HER2 amplification or chemotherapy is not sufficient to understand the underlying mechanisms of disease progression and resistance (de novo or acquire)...
February 16, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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