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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530525/cost-effectiveness-of-nivolumab-ipilimumab-combination-therapy-compared-with-monotherapy-for-first-line-treatment-of-metastatic-melanoma-in-the-united-states
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Anna Oh, Dang M Tran, Leann C McDowell, Dor Keyvani, Jay Andrew Barcelon, Oscar Merino, Leslie Wilson
BACKGROUND: The approval of new immunotherapies has dramatically changed the treatment landscape of metastatic melanoma. These survival gains come with trade-offs in side effects and costs, as well as important considerations for third-party payer systems, physicians, and patients. OBJECTIVE: To develop a Markov model to determine the cost-effectiveness of nivolumab, ipilimumab, and nivolumab-ipilimumab combination as firstline therapy in metastatic melanoma, while accounting for differential effectiveness in programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) positive and negative patients...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528886/the-role-and-impact-of-gut-microbiota-in-cardiovascular-disease
#2
Takeshi Kitai, W H Wilson Tang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528431/rapid-rest-stress-regadenoson-ungated-perfusion-cmr-for-detection-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#3
Erik T Bieging, I Haider, G Adluru, L Chang, P Suksaranjit, D Likhite, A Shaaban, L Jensen, B D Wilson, C J McGann, E DiBella
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) perfusion has been established as a useful imaging modality for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, there are several limitations when applying standard, ECG-gated stress/rest perfusion CMR to patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). In this study we investigate an approach with no ECG gating and a rapid rest/stress perfusion protocol to determine its accuracy for detection of CAD in patients with AF. 26 patients with AF underwent a rapid rest/regadenoson stress CMR perfusion imaging protocol, and all patients had X-ray coronary angiography...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524919/micro-nanomotors-towards-in-vivo-application-cell-tissue-and-biofluid
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REVIEW
Fei Peng, Yingfeng Tu, Daniela A Wilson
Inspired by highly efficient natural motors, synthetic micro/nanomotors are self-propelled machines capable of converting the supplied fuel into mechanical motion. A significant advance has been made in the construction of diverse motors over the last decade. These synthetic motor systems, with rapid transporting and efficient cargo towing abilities, are expected to open up new horizons for various applications. Utilizing emergent motor platforms for in vivo applications is one important aspect receiving growing interest as conventional therapeutic methodology still remains limited for cancer, heart, or vasculature diseases...
May 19, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518475/lipid-bodies-accumulation-in-leishmania-infantum-infected-c57bl-6-macrophages
#5
Nilda E Rodríguez, Ryan D Lockard, Elizabeth A Turcotte, Théo Araujo-Santos, Patrícia T Bozza, Valéria M Borges, Mary E Wilson
Lipid bodies (LBs) are intracellular accumulations of neutral lipids surrounded by a single membrane. These organelles are involved in the production of eicosanoids, which modulate immunity by either promoting or dampening inflammatory responses. Leishmania infantum, the etiological agent of visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil, is an intracellular parasite that causes disease by suppressing macrophage microbicidal responses. C57BL/6 mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages infected with L. infantum strain LcJ had higher numbers of LB+ cells (P<0...
May 18, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516971/salivary-biomarkers-and-proteomics-future-diagnostic-and-clinical-utilities
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M Castagnola, E Scarano, G C Passali, I Messana, T Cabras, F Iavarone, G Di Cintio, A Fiorita, E De Corso, G Paludetti
Saliva testing is a non-invasive and inexpensive test that can serve as a source of information useful for diagnosis of disease. As we enter the era of genomic technologies and -omic research, collection of saliva has increased. Recent proteomic platforms have analysed the human salivary proteome and characterised about 3000 differentially expressed proteins and peptides: in saliva, more than 90% of proteins in weight are derived from the secretion of three couples of "major" glands; all the other components are derived from minor glands, gingival crevicular fluid, mucosal exudates and oral microflora...
April 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516867/the-link-between-proteus-mirabilis-environmental-factors-and-autoantibodies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Taha Rashid, Alan Ebringer, Clyde Wilson
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a relatively common and potentially disabling immune-mediated inflammatory systemic disease, predominantly affecting women and characterised by multiple small joint arthritis. Extensive data supports the roles of genetic, environmental and microbial factors in the triggering and development of this disease. Proteus mirabilis is considered as the main microbial culprit in the causation of RA. The evidence for the role of these microbes in RA and their links with commonly associated autoantibodies such as rheumatoid factors and anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies have been elucidated together with their relations with some of the non-microbial environmental factors which have been implicated in the aetiopathogenesis of RA...
May 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515503/drug-monographs-olaratumab-and-rucaparib
#8
Dominic A Solimando, J Aubrey Waddell
The complexity of cancer chemotherapy requires pharmacists be familiar with the complicated regimens and highly toxic agents used. This column reviews various issues related to preparation, dispensing, and administration of antineoplastic therapy, and the agents, both commercially available and investigational, used to treat malignant diseases. Questions or suggestions for topics should be addressed to Dominic A. Solimando, Jr, President, Oncology Pharmacy Services, Inc., 4201 Wilson Blvd #110-545, Arlington, VA 22203, e-mail: OncRxSvc@comcast...
April 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515472/carrier-frequency-of-wilson-s-disease-in-the-korean-population-a-dna-based-approach
#9
Ja-Hyun Jang, Taeheon Lee, Sunghee Bang, Young-Eun Kim, Eun-Hae Cho
Wilson's disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by ATP7B gene mutation. The frequency of WD is about 1 in 30 000 worldwide. In the present study, we screened 14 835 dried blood spots (DBSs) from asymptomatic Korean neonates and retrospectively reviewed massively parallel sequencing of 1090 control individuals to estimate carrier frequency. TaqMan real-time PCR assays were conducted to detect six mutations that account for 58.3% of mutations in Korean WD patients: c.2333G>T (p.Arg778Leu), c...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515413/magnetic-susceptibility-changes-in-the-basal-ganglia-and-brain-stem-of-patients-with-wilson-s-disease-evaluation-with-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping
#10
Selim Doganay, Kazim Gumus, Gonca Koc, Ayse Kacar Bayram, Mehmet Sait Dogan, Duran Arslan, Hakan Gumus, Sureyya Burcu Gorkem, Saliha Ciraci, Halil Ibrahim Serin, Abdulhakim Coskun
OBJECTIVES: Wilson's disease (WD) is characterized with the accumulation of copper in the liver and brain. The objective of this study is to quantitatively measure the susceptibility changes of basal ganglia and brain stem of pediatric patients with neurological WD using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) in comparison to healthy controls. METHODS: Eleven patients with neurological WD (mean age 15 ± 3.3 years, range 10-22 years) and 14 age-matched controls were prospectively recruited...
May 18, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515226/a-neutralizing-anti-g-csfr-antibody-blocks-g-csf-induced-neutrophilia-without-inducing-neutropenia-in-nonhuman-primates
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Karen Scalzo-Inguanti, Katherine Monaghan, Kirsten Edwards, Eva Herzog, Danijela Mirosa, Matthew Hardy, Vicki Sorto, Huy Huynh, Steven Rakar, Daria Kurtov, Hal Braley, Nick Wilson, Samantha Busfield, Andrew Nash, Arna Andrews
Neutrophils are the most abundant WBCs and have an essential role in the clearance of pathogens. Tight regulation of neutrophil numbers and their recruitment to sites of inflammation is critical in maintaining a balanced immune response. In various inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, cystic fibrosis, and inflammatory bowel disease, increased serum G-CSF correlates with neutrophilia and enhanced neutrophil infiltration into inflamed tissues. We describe a fully human therapeutic anti-G-CSFR antibody (CSL324) that is safe and well tolerated when administered via i...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511507/evaluation-of-c-reactive-protein-and-fibrinogen-in-patients-with-chronic-and-aggressive-periodontitis-a-clinico-biochemical-study
#12
Swaroop Chandy, Kiran Joseph, Anila Sankaranarayanan, Annie Issac, George Babu, Bobby Wilson, Jumol Joseph
INTRODUCTION: Periodontal disease is characterised by chronic infection and inflammation in periodontal tissues leading to destruction of alveolar bone with subsequent tooth loss. Periodontal infections are the result of an interaction between tooth associated microbial biofilms and the host defences. Periodontal pathogens can affect local and systemic immune and inflammatory responses. AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate serum C-Reactive Protein (CRP), plasma fibrinogen and peripheral blood levels in healthy subjects, chronic and aggressive periodontitis patients...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511274/a-case-of-chagas-cardiomyopathy-following-infection-in-south-central-texas
#13
Bryant J Webber, Edward J Wozniak, David Chang, Kelvin N Bush, Matthew C Wilson, James A Watts, Heather C Yun
Between 5 and 8 million people globally are infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative parasitic agent of Chagas disease. The vast majority of incident infections originate in pockets of Latin America where domestic vector-borne transmission cycles are more common. Since 1955, when the first locally-acquired case was reported, fewer than 30 autochthonous cases have been documented in the United States. We describe the case of an 18-year-old US Air Force trainee, a native Texan with no travel history beyond the continental United States, who screened positive for T cruzi infection on blood donation and was subsequently found to have chronic Chagasic cardiomyopathy...
January 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511006/novel-focused-ultrasound-gene-therapy-approach-noninvasively-restores-dopaminergic-neuron-function-in-a-rat-parkinson-s-disease-model
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Brian P Mead, Namho Kim, G Wilson Miller, David Hodges, Panagiotis Mastorakos, Alexander L Klibanov, James W Mandell, Jay Hirsh, Jung Soo Suk, Justin Hanes, Richard J Price
Therapies capable of decelerating, or perhaps even halting, neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD) remain elusive. Clinical trials of PD gene therapy testing the delivery of neurotrophic factors, such as the glial cell-line derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), have been largely ineffective due to poor vector distribution throughout the diseased regions in the brain. In addition, current delivery strategies involve invasive procedures that obviate the inclusion of early stage patients who are most likely to benefit from GDNF-based gene therapy...
May 18, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509723/determinants-of-retinal-microvascular-features-and-their-relationships-in-two-european-populations
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Mirna Kirin, Reka Nagy, Thomas J MacGillivray, Ozren Polašek, Caroline Hayward, Igor Rudan, Harry Campbell, Sarah Wild, Alan F Wright, James F Wilson, Veronique Vitart
OBJECTIVES: To examine factors influencing retinal vasculature in two environmentally contrasted, cross-sectional studies of adult participants of European descent and to estimate the extent and specificity of genetic contributions to each retinal vasculature feature. METHODS: Retinal images from 1088 participants in the Orkney Complex Disease Study and 387 in the CROATIA-Korčula study, taken using the same nonmydriatic camera system and graded by the same person, were evaluated...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507923/phenotypes-and-chronic-organ-damage-may-be-different-among-siblings-with-wilson-s-disease
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Shinsuke Yahata, Seitetsu Yung, Mari Mandai, Takakazu Nagahara, Daisaku Kuzume, Hiroshi Sakaeda, Shinya Wakusawa, Ayako Kato, Yasuaki Tatsumi, Koichi Kato, Hisao Hayashi, Ryohei Isaji, Yoji Sasaki, Motoyoshi Yano, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Masatoshi Ishigami, Hidemi Goto
Background and Aims: Cloning of ATP7B provided evidence that Wilson's disease is a hepatic copper toxicosis with a variety of extrahepatic complications. Affected siblings with the same genetic background and exposure to similar environmental factors may be a good model for the study of genotype-phenotype correlation. Methods: Twenty-three affected siblings in 11 families were selected from a database. The first phenotypes were determined according to the international proposal. The final types of chronic organ damage were re-evaluated for life-long management...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507062/interleukin-4-promotes-the-development-of-ex-foxp3-th2-cells-during-immunity-to-intestinal-helminths
#17
Victoria S Pelly, Stephanie M Coomes, Yashaswini Kannan, Manolis Gialitakis, Lewis J Entwistle, Jimena Perez-Lloret, Stephanie Czieso, Isobel S Okoye, Dominik Rückerl, Judith E Allen, Frank Brombacher, Mark S Wilson
Immunity to intestinal helminth infections requires the rapid activation of T helper 2 cells (Th2 cells). However, simultaneous expansion of CD4(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (T reg cells) impedes protective responses, resulting in chronic infections. The ratio between T reg and effector T cells can therefore determine the outcome of infection. The redifferentiation of T reg cells into Th cells has been identified in hyperinflammatory diseases. In this study, we asked whether ex-T reg Th2 cells develop and contribute to type-2 immunity...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506971/protein-truncating-variants-at-the-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-gene-and-risk-for-coronary-heart-disease
#18
Akihiro Nomura, Hong-Hee Won, Amit V Khera, Fumihiko Takeuchi, Kaoru Ito, Shane McCarthy, Connor A Emdin, Derek Klarin, Pradeep Natarajan, Seyedeh M Zekavat, Namrata Gupta, Gina M Peloso, Ingrid B Borecki, Tanya M Teslovich, Rosanna Asselta, Stefano Duga, Piera A Merlini, Adolfo Correa, Thorsten Kessler, James G Wilson, Matthew J Bown, Alistair S Hall, Peter S Braund, David J Carey, Michael F Murray, H L Kirchner, Joseph B Leader, Daniel R Lavage, J N Manus, Dustin N Hartzel, Nilesh J Samani, Heribert Schunkert, Jaume Marrugat, Roberto Elosua, Ruth McPherson, Martin Farrall, Hugh Watkins, Jyh-Ming Jimmy Juang, Chao A Hsiung, Shih-Yi Lin, Jun-Sing Wang, Hayato Tada, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, Akihiro Inazu, Masakazu Yamagishi, Tomohiro Katsuya, Eitaro Nakashima, Masahiro Nakatochi, Ken Yamamoto, Mitsuhiro Yokota, Yukihide Momozawa, Jerome I Rotter, Eric S Lander, Daniel J Rader, John N Danesh, Diego Ardissino, Stacey B Gabriel, Cristen J Willer, Gonçalo Abecasis, Danish Saleheen, Michiaki Kubo, Norihiro Kato, Yii-Der I Chen, Frederick Dewey, Sekar Kathiresan
Rationale: Therapies which inhibit cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) have failed to demonstrate a reduction in risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). Human deoxyribonucleic acid sequence variants that truncate the CETP gene may provide insight into the efficacy of CETP inhibition. Objective: To test whether protein truncating variants (PTVs) at the CETP gene were associated with plasma lipid levels and CHD. Methods and Results: We sequenced the exons of the CETP gene in 58,469 participants from 12 case-control studies (18,817 CHD cases, 39,652 CHD-free controls)...
May 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504778/chorea-in-the-older-adult-a-full-blooded-answer
#19
A J Degnan, E Capek, A Bowman
Chorea is a severe, distressing, movement disorder characterised by excessive, purposeless movements of the limbs, head and orofacial muscles in a generalised and irregularly-timed fashion. In young patients, neurodegenerative (Huntington's disease) and metabolic (Wilson's disease) aetiologies are most common. In the older population, the differential widens to include genetic, structural, metabolic and pharmacological causes. We present a case of an older man who developed progressive choreoathetosis secondary to polycythaemia vera which resolved with serial venesections...
December 2016: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502514/dyslipidemia-weight-gain-and-decreased-growth-velocity-in-a-14-year-old-male
#20
Don P Wilson, Luke Hamilton, Sameer Prakash, Fernando J Castro-Silva, James Friedman
A 14-year-old male was referred for dyslipidemia. His findings were consistent with metabolic syndrome. Although he lacked the typical physical appearance, his accelerated weight gain combined with a decreased linear growth velocity suggested Cushing syndrome. He was subsequently found to have adrenocorticotropic hormone-independent Cushing syndrome secondary to primary pigmented nodular adrenal disease without Carney Complex. After bilateral adrenalectomy, his lipid profile returned to normal. In this article, we discuss the role of glucocorticoids on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
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