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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351573/multicenter-french-harmonization-study-for-pd-l1-ihc-testing-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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J Adam, N Le Stang, I Rouquette, A Cazes, C Badoual, H Pinot-Roussel, L Tixier, C Danel, F Damiola, D Damotte, F Penault-Llorca, S Lantuéjoul
Background: Various PD-L1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) assays have been developed and used in clinical trials in association with different drugs. In order to harmonize and make PD-L1 testing in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) widely available, we conducted a multicenter study comparing PD-L1 standardized assays and laboratory-developed tests (LDT). Methods: IHC with five anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibodies (28-8, 22C3, E1L3N, SP142 and SP263) was performed concomitantly on 41 NSCLC surgical specimens in 7 centers using Dako Autostainer Link 48 (3 centers), Leica Bond (2 centers) or Ventana BenchMark Ultra (2 centers), platforms...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351140/does-performing-preplacement-workplace-hair-drug-testing-influence-us-department-of-transportation-random-and-postaccident-urine-drug-test-positivity-rates
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James W Price
BACKGROUND: Does performing pre-employment hair drug testing subsequently affect the prevalence of positive random and postaccident urine drug tests? METHODS: This cross-sectional study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of positive postaccident and random workplace urine drug tests for companies that perform pre-employment hair and urine drug testing to companies that only perform pre-employment urine drug testing. RESULTS: Fisher exact test of independence indicated no significant difference between pre-employment hair drug testing and overall US Department of Transportation random and postaccident urine drug test positivity rates...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350448/clinical-and-genetic-associations-for-carboplatin-related-ototoxicity-in-children-treated-for-retinoblastoma-a-retrospective-noncomparative-single-institute-experience
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Sameh E Soliman, Crystal N D'Silva, Helen Dimaras, Irakli Dzneladze, Helen Chan, Brenda L Gallie
BACKGROUND: Children with retinoblastoma treated with carboplatin chemotherapy risk moderate to severe, irreversible hearing loss. Based on published evidence, we hypothesized that ototoxicity risk is associated with clinical parameters and variants in candidate genes in drug metabolism pathways (methyltransferases [thiopurine S-methyltransferase, TPMT] and [catechol-O-methyltransferase, COMT], and drug transporter ABCC3). PROCEDURE: We retrospectively reviewed clinical records of patients with retinoblastoma treated with carboplatin chemotherapy regarding age (at diagnosis and chemotherapy initiation), chemotherapy sessions (cycles number, drug doses, and cumulative carboplatin dose), and hearing loss (defined as ototoxicity ≥grade 2 by at least one classification system)...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348258/high-risk-behaviour-and-hiv-infection-risk-among-non-local-men-who-have-sex-with-men-with-less-than-a-single-year-s-residence-in-urban-centres-a-multicentre-cross-sectional-study-from-china
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Yan-Qiu Yu, Jun-Jie Xu, Qing-Hai Hu, Hong-Jing Yan, Zhe Wang, Lin Lu, Ming-Hua Zhuang, Xi Chen, Ji-Hua Fu, Yi-Lu Qin, Yong-Jun Jiang, Wen-Qing Geng, Hong Shang
OBJECTIVES: Traditionally, subjects' migration status has usually been defined on the basis of their registered residency status. We attempted to redefine migration based on the duration of residency in their cities of migration and to explore more precisely the impact of migration on HIV infection risk in men who have sex with men (MSM). METHODS: A multisite cross-sectional study was conducted during 2012-2013 in seven Chinese cities. Questionnaire surveys were conducted and blood was drawn to test for antibodies to HIV, syphilis and herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2)...
February 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348086/pharmaceutical-equivalent-dissertation-of-metformin-hydrochloride-brands
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Safila Naveed, Huma Dilshad, Maheen Nafees, Muhammad Ibrar Shinwari, Khan Usmanghani, Ghulam Sarwar
The aim of study is to establish pharmaceutical equivalence of different brands of Metformin tablets available in Karachi, Pakistan. The quality control parameters which are studied are weight variation test, hardness test, thickness, friability, disintegration and dissolution specified by BP/USP (British and United State Pharmacopoeia). Weight variation and hardness value requirement was complied by all brands. Disintegration time for all brands was within range i.e. 15 minutes and also complies with the BP/USP recommendation...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346110/a-three-dimensional-arrayed-microfluidic-blood-brain-barrier-model-with-integrated-electrical-sensor-array
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Sehoon Jeong, Sunja Kim, John Buonocore, Jaewon Park, C Jane Welsh, Jianrong Li, Arum Han
OBJECTIVE: The blood-brain barrier (BBB) poses a unique challenge to the development of therapeutics against neurological disorders due to its impermeabi-lity to most of the chemical compounds. Most in vitro BBB models have limitations in mimicking in vivo conditions and functions. Here, we show a co-culture microfluidic BBB-on-a-chip that provides interactions between neurovascular endothelial cells and neuronal cells across a porous polycarbonate membrane, which better mimics the in vivo conditions, as well as allows in vivo level shear stress to be applied...
February 2018: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345406/helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-occurrence-of-celiac-disease-in-subjects-hla-dq2-dq8-positive-a-prospective-study
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Maria P Dore, Roberta Salis, Maria F Loria, Vincenzo Villanacci, Gabrio Bassotti, Giovanni M Pes
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease (CD) occurs in subjects positive for HLA-DQ2 and/or DQ8 gene loci at any age following ingestion of gluten-containing food. An increased permeability of the mucosa allows interactions between gliadin macromolecules and genetic factors. It has been observed that Helicobacter pylori has the ability to modulate the integrity of the duodenal epithelium. We aimed to determine whether H. pylori infection may enhance the occurrence of CD in genetically susceptible subjects...
January 18, 2018: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345217/statistical-analysis-of-human-microarray-data-shows-that-dietary-intervention-with-n-3-fatty-acids-flavonoids-and-resveratrol-enriches-for-immune-response-and-disease-pathways
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Alix Warburton, Olga Vasieva, Peter Quinn, James P Stewart, John P Quinn
n-3 Fatty acids, flavonoids and resveratrol are well publicised for their beneficial effects on human health and wellbeing. Identifying common, underlying biological mechanisms targeted by these functional foods would therefore be informative for the public health sector for advising on nutritional health and disease, food and drug product development and consumer interest. The aim of this study was to explore the potential effects of gene expression changes associated with n-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, flavonoids and resveratrol on modifying biological systems and disease pathways...
January 18, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345117/candida-auris-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-current-updates-on-an-emerging-multidrug-resistant-pathogen
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John Osei Sekyere
From 2009, Candida auris has emerged as a multidrug-resistant ascomycete yeast pathogen with the capacity for easy transmission between patients and hospitals, as well as persistence on environmental surfaces. Its association with high mortalities, breakthrough and persistent candidaemia, inconsistencies in susceptibility testing results, misidentification by available commercial identification systems and treatment failure, complicates its management and detection. Within the last nine years, C. auris has been increasingly reported from far-Eastern Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, South and North America with substantial fatalities and misidentification...
January 18, 2018: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344254/inhibitory-effect-of-the-low-toxic-exogenous-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-modulator-3-3-diindolylmethane-on-gastric-cancer-in-mice
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Mingli Su, Chenchen Qian, Yumin Hu, Wenhua Lu, Rongkang Huang, Minhu Chen, Jie Chen
3'3-Diindolylmethane (DIM) has been proved to exhibit anticancer properties in many solid tumors. In our previous study, we demonstrated that DIM inhibited SGC7901 cell proliferation by inducing apoptosis and delaying cell cycle progression. Herein, we further explored the anti-tumor effect of DIM on SGC-7901 tumor bearing mice. Tumors were excised, weighed, and tested by western blot and TdT-UTP nick-end labeling (TUNEL) assay. Blood samples were collected for biochemical analysis. The expression levels of AhR and cytochrome P450, family 1, subfamily A, polypeptide 1 (CYP1A1) protein were evaluated by western-blot assay...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344121/a-five-gene-based-risk-score-with-high-prognostic-value-in-colorectal-cancer
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Yida Pan, Hongyang Zhang, Mingming Zhang, Jie Zhu, Jianghong Yu, Bangting Wang, Jigang Qiu, Jun Zhang
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most frequently occurring malignancies worldwide. The outcomes of patients with similar clinical symptoms or at similar pathological stages remain unpredictable. This inherent clinical diversity is most likely due to the genetic heterogeneity. The present study aimed to create a predicting tool to evaluate patient survival based on genetic profile. Firstly, three Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) datasets (GSE9348, GSE44076 and GSE44861) were utilized to identify and validate differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in CRC...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343525/lack-of-remuscularization-following-transplantation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-cardiovascular-progenitor-cells-in-infarcted-nonhuman-primates
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Keyang Zhu, Qiang Wu, Cheng Ni, Peng Zhang, Zhiwei Zhong, Yan Wu, Yingchao Wang, Yinchuan Xu, Minjian Kong, Haifeng Cheng, Zhihua Tao, Qian Yang, He Liang, Yun Jiang, Qingju Li, Jing Zhao, Jijun Huang, Fengjiang Zhang, Qi Chen, Yi Li, Jinghai Chen, Wei Zhu, Hong Yu, Jianyi Zhang, Huang-Tian Yang, Xinyang Hu, Jian'an Wang
Rationale: Human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiovascular progenitor cells (hPSC-CVPCs) should be thoroughly investigated in large animal studies before testing in clinical trials. Objective: To clarify if hPSC-CVPCs can engraft for long time in the heart of primates after myo-cardial infarction (MI) and compare the effectiveness and safety of immunosuppression with cy-closporine alone or multiple-drug regimen (MDR) containing cyclosporine, methylprednisolone, and Simulect in cynomolgous monkeys that had received intramyocardial injections of 1×107 EGFP-expressing hPSC-CVPCs after MI...
January 17, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343250/evaluation-of-health-status-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-treated-with-and-without-interferon
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R Ragusa, G Bertino, A Bruno, E Frazzetto, F Cicciu, G Giorgianni, L Lupo
BACKGROUND: The evolution of technology in healthcare has increased the health care's costs and, the universal healthcare systems, in developed countries, need to ensure proper allocation of resources. Thus, the major issue is assessing the effectiveness of new medical technologies. The evaluation of quality of life in response to new treatments has become a key indicator in chronic conditions for which medical interventions are evaluated not only in terms of increasing the number of expected life years but also in terms of increasing quality of life...
January 17, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343012/-the-effectiveness-of-individualized-treatment-regimen-on-smear-positive-retreatment-pulmonary-tuberculosis-with-mono-and-poly-drug-resistance
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Y H Liu, W W Gao, L Li, J Du, Y Ma, W Shu, X Y Lyu, S H Xie, H H Wang, T Chen
Objective: To analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of individualized treatment regimen in the therapy of smear-positive retreatment pulmonary tuberculosis with mono-and poly-drug resistance, and therefor to provide information on how to develop rational individualized regimen for retreatment tuberculosis cases with drug resistance. Methods: This was a multi-centered, prospective cohort study. Totally 254 cases of sputum positive tuberculosis with previous treatment history during the period from July 1, 2009 to August 30, 2016 were included in the analysis...
January 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342991/-an-analysis-of-clinical-characteristics-and-acute-treatment-of-supraventricular-tachycardia-in-children-from-a-multicenter-study
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X M Li, H Y Ge, X Q Liu, L Shi, B J Guo, M T Li, H Jiang, Y Zhang, H J Liu, X C Zheng, A J Li, Y Y Zhang
Objective: The study assessed the clinical characteristics and response to acute intravenous antiarrhythmic drug therapy of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in children. Methods: This was a multicenter prospective descriptive study including 257 children from First Hospital of Tsinghua University, Peking University First Hospital, Children's Hospital Affiliated to Capital Institute of Pediatrics and Beijing Anzhen Hospital who received intravenous antiarrhythmic drug therapy for SVT from July 2014 to February 2017...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342119/novel-hybrid-formulations-based-on-thiourea-derivatives-and-core-shell-fe%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-c18-nanostructures-for-the-development-of-antifungal-strategies
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Carmen Limban, Alexandru Vasile Missir, Miron Teodor Caproiu, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Mariana Carmen Chifiriuc, Coralia Bleotu, Luminita Marutescu, Marius Toma Papacocea, Diana Camelia Nuta
The continuously increasing global impact of fungal infections is requiring the rapid development of novel antifungal agents. Due to their multiple pharmacological activities, thiourea derivatives represent privileged candidates for shaping new drugs. We report here the preparation, physico-chemical characterization and bioevaluation of hybrid nanosystems based on new 2-((4-chlorophenoxy)methyl)-N-(substituted phenylcarbamo-thioyl)benzamides and Fe₃O₄@C18 core@shell nanoparticles. The new benzamides were prepared by an efficient method, then their structure was confirmed by spectral studies and elemental analysis and they were further loaded on Fe₃O₄@C18 nanostructures...
January 17, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341953/lethality-among-patients-with-hiv-aids-monitored-in-the-clinic-of-infectious-diseases-in-st-george-university-hospital-plovdiv-2010-2014
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Mariyana V Stoycheva, Nikolay T Vatev, Vania B Georgieva, Antonina P Dineva, Maria V Atanasova, Tatiana A Popova
BACKGROUND: The introduction of complex antiretroviral therapy has resulted in signifi cant decrease in the mortality rate of HIV positive patients, but it still remains unacceptably high, especially in some groups of patients. AIM: To investigate the death rate in patients with HIV/AIDS, lethality and mortality in co-infection, and the most common causes and predictors of fatal outcome, focused on early diagnosis and appropriate therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 53 deceased patients with HIV/AIDS, monitored at the Clinic of Infectious Diseases in St George University Hospital, Plovdiv between 01...
December 20, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340982/controlled-release-of-the-nimodipine-loaded-self-microemulsion-osmotic-pump-capsules-development-and-characterization
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Yaping Huang, Sisi Zhang, Huifen Shen, Jinqing Li, Chongkai Gao
The present study was intended to develop a controlled released osmotic pump capsule based on Nimodipine (NM)-loaded self-microemulsifying drug delivery systems (SMEDDSs) in order to improve the low oral bioavailability of NM. To optimize the NM-loaded SMEDDS composition, the experiments of NM solubility in different oils, the pseudo-ternary phase diagram experiments and the different drug loading experiments were conducted in the preliminary screening studies. Controlled release of NM required an osmotic pump capsule comprising a coated semi-permeable capsule shell, plasticizer, and pore-forming agent...
January 16, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340978/methotrexate-aspasomes-against-rheumatoid-arthritis-optimized-hydrogel-loaded-liposomal-formulation-with-in-vivo-evaluation-in-wistar-rats
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Saikat Ghosh, Biswajit Mukherjee, Shreyasi Chaudhuri, Tanushree Roy, Alankar Mukherjee, Soma Sengupta
Aspasomes of methotrexate with antioxidant, ascorbyl palmitate, were developed and optimized using factorial design by varying parameters such as lipid molar ratio, drug to lipid molar ratio, and type of hydration buffer for transdermal delivery for disease modifying activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Aspasomes were characterized by drug-excipients interaction, particle size analysis, determination of zeta potential, entrapment efficiency, and surface properties. The best formulation was loaded into hydrogel for evaluation of in vitro drug release and tested in vivo against adjuvant induced arthritis model in wistar rats, by assessing various physiological, biochemical, hematological, and histopathological parameters...
January 16, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340855/the-relationship-between-target-joints-and-direct-resource-use-in-severe-haemophilia
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Jamie O'Hara, Shaun Walsh, Charlotte Camp, Giuseppe Mazza, Liz Carroll, Christina Hoxer, Lars Wilkinson
OBJECTIVES: Target joints are a common complication of severe haemophilia. While factor replacement therapy constitutes the majority of costs in haemophilia, the relationship between target joints and non drug-related direct costs (NDDCs) has not been studied. METHODS: Data on haemophilia patients without inhibitors was drawn from the 'Cost of Haemophilia across Europe - a Socioeconomic Survey' (CHESS) study, a cost assessment in severe haemophilia A and B across five European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) in which 139 haemophilia specialists provided demographic and clinical information for 1285 adult patients...
January 16, 2018: Health Economics Review
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