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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921196/danshen-injection-as-adjuvant-treatment-for-unstable-angina-pectoris-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jia-Rui Wu, Shi Liu, Xiao-Meng Zhang, Bing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of Danshen Injection (, DS) as one adjuvant treatment for conventional therapy with Western medicine (WM) for unstable angina pectoris (UAP). METHODS: Using literature databases, a thorough and systematic retrieval of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing DS plus WM with WM was conducted from inception to April 2015. The extracted data from included studies was analyzed by Review Manager 5...
December 5, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919808/attenuation-of-amyloid-fibrillation-in-presence-of-warfarin-a-biophysical-investigation
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Mohammad Khursheed Siddiqi, Parvez Alam, Sumit Kumar Chaturvedi, Saima Nusrat, Yasser E Shahein, Rizwan Hasan Khan
Protein misfolding and aggregation are associated with more than twenty diseases, such as neurodegenerative diseases. The amyloid oligomers and fibrils may induce cell membrane disruption and lead to cell apoptosis. A great number of studies have focused on discovery of amyloid inhibitors which may prevent or treat amyloidosis. In this study, we used human serum albumin (HSA) as an amyloid model to test the anti-amyloid effects of warfarin (WFN), a very well-known drug for treatment of thrombosis and also used by biophysicists to characterize the specific binding site on HSA (site I of subdomain IIA)...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919643/transmission-of-multidrug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-shanghai-china-a-retrospective-observational-study-using-whole-genome-sequencing-and-epidemiological-investigation
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Chongguang Yang, Tao Luo, Xin Shen, Jie Wu, Mingyu Gan, Peng Xu, Zheyuan Wu, Senlin Lin, Jiyun Tian, Qingyun Liu, ZhengAn Yuan, Jian Mei, Kathryn DeRiemer, Qian Gao
BACKGROUND: Multidrug-resistance is a substantial threat to global elimination of tuberculosis. Understanding transmission patterns is crucial for control of the disease. We used a genomic and epidemiological approach to assess recent transmission of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis and identify potential risk factors for transmission. METHODS: We did a population-based, retrospective study of patients who tested positive for tuberculosis between Jan 1, 2009, and Dec 31, 2012, in Shanghai, China...
December 2, 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919449/nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-may-affect-cytokine-response-and-benefit-healing-of-combat-related-extremity-wounds
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Felipe A Lisboa, Matthew J Bradley, Matthew T Hueman, Seth A Schobel, Beverly J Gaucher, Edda L Styrmisdottir, Benjamin K Potter, Jonathan A Forsberg, Eric A Elster
BACKGROUND: After adequate operative debridement and antimicrobial therapies, combat-related extremity wounds that either heal or fail are both associated with a distinct inflammatory response. Short-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in postoperative pain management may affect this response and, by consequence, the healing potential of these wounds. We investigated whether patients treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs had a distinct inflammatory response; different rates of critical colonization, defined as >10(5) colony forming units on quantitative bacteriology; and healing potential...
December 2, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919287/chemical-profiling-antimicrobial-and-insecticidal-evaluations-of-polygonum-hydropiper-l
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Muhammad Ayaz, Muhammad Junaid, Farhat Ullah, Abdul Sadiq, Muhammad Ovais, Waqar Ahmad, Sajjad Ahmad, Anwar Zeb
BACKGROUND: The emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) pathogens is of great concern to the global health community. Our ability to effectively treat diseases is based on the discovery of potent drugs for the treatment of these challenging diseases. Traditional medicines are one of the major sources for the discovery of safe, effective and economical drug candidates. In order to validate its antibacterial, antifungal and insecticidal potentials with respect to traditional uses, we have screened for the first time Polygonum hydropiper against pathogenic bacterial, fungal strains and a variety of insects...
December 5, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919179/an-analysis-of-the-role-of-follicular-lymphoma-associated-fibroblasts-to-promote-tumor-cell-viability-following-drug-induced-apoptosis
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Annette M Staiger, Jasmin Duppel, Michael A Dengler, Heiko van der Kuip, Matthias C Vöhringer, Walter E Aulitzky, Andreas Rosenwald, German Ott, Heike Horn
Treatment response of follicular lymphomas (FL) is highly variable. We, therefore, investigated the role of FL cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) on tumor cell viability, in particular in response to treatment with cytotoxic drugs. Stromal cells outgrown from FL patients were characterized and pure CAF populations were co-cultivated with FL cells. To analyze fibroblast-mediated effects, cells in co-culture were treated with ABT-737 and Bortezomib. The adherent cell population was positive for all fibroblastic markers tested and showed increased mRNA-expression of the activation marker FAP...
December 6, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918612/generalized-semiparametric-varying-coefficient-model-for-longitudinal-data-with-applications-to-adaptive-treatment-randomizations
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Li Qi, Yanqing Sun, Peter B Gilbert
This article investigates a generalized semiparametric varying-coefficient model for longitudinal data that can flexibly model three types of covariate effects: time-constant effects, time-varying effects, and covariate-varying effects. Different link functions can be selected to provide a rich family of models for longitudinal data. The model assumes that the time-varying effects are unspecified functions of time and the covariate-varying effects are parametric functions of an exposure variable specified up to a finite number of unknown parameters...
December 5, 2016: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918574/quantitative-laser-biospeckle-method-for-the-evaluation-of-the-activity-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-using-vdrl-plates-and-digital-analysis
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Hilda Cristina Grassi, Lisbette C García, María Lorena Lobo-Sulbarán, Ana Velásquez, Francisco A Andrades-Grassi, Humberto Cabrera, Jesús E Andrades-Grassi, Efrén D J Andrades
In this paper we report a quantitative laser Biospeckle method using VDRL plates to monitor the activity of Trypanosoma cruzi and the calibration conditions including three image processing algorithms and three programs (ImageJ and two programs designed in this work). Benznidazole was used as a test drug. Variable volume (constant density) and variable density (constant volume) were used for the quantitative evaluation of parasite activity in calibrated wells of the VDRL plate. The desiccation process within the well was monitored as a function of volume and of the activity of the Biospeckle pattern of the parasites as well as the quantitative effect of the surface parasite quantity (proportion of the object's plane)...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917890/a-network-intervention-that-locates-and-intervenes-with-recently-hiv-infected-persons-the-transmission-reduction-intervention-project-trip
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Georgios K Nikolopoulos, Eirini Pavlitina, Stephen Q Muth, John Schneider, Mina Psichogiou, Leslie D Williams, Dimitrios Paraskevis, Vana Sypsa, Gkikas Magiorkinis, Pavlo Smyrnov, Anya Korobchuk, Tetyana I Vasylyeva, Britt Skaathun, Melpomeni Malliori, Evangelos Kafetzopoulos, Angelos Hatzakis, Samuel R Friedman
Early treatment, soon after infection, reduces HIV transmissions and benefits patients. The Transmission Reduction Intervention Project (TRIP) evaluated a network intervention to detect individuals recently infected (in the past 6 months). TRIP was conducted in Greece (2013-2015) and focused on drug injector networks. Based on HIV status, testing history, and the results of an assay to detect recent infections, TRIP classified drug injector "Seeds" into groups: Recent Seeds (RS), and Control Seeds with Long-term HIV infection (LCS)...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917708/synthesis-spectroscopic-characterization-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-benzoxazolone-derivatives
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Nida Iqbal Siddiqui, Muhammad Ali Versiani, Khurshid Jawaid, Maryam Shafique, Abdul Hameed, Nida Ambreen, Aneela Karim, Khalid Mohammed Khan
: : Background: Pathogenic microbial diseases are now the key virulence in our daily life. Significant research has been carried out in order to trigger the bacterial infections. Amongst the organic molecules, oxazolone and derivatives were found to have excellent bioactivities including antimicrobial activities. METHODS: By keeping in mind the considerable antimicrobial activities of class benzoxazolones, a series of benzoxazolone derivatives 3-16 have been synthesized...
December 5, 2016: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917684/the-long-term-effect-of-oral-isotretinoin-therapy-on-macula-ganglion-cell-complex-thickness
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Gülizar Demirok, Yasemin Topalak, Özge Gündüz, Dilsun Yıldırım, Mehmet Fatih Kocamaz, Ahmet Sengun
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long term effect of oral isotretinoin therapy on macula ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Newly diagnosed cystic acne patients who received low dose for a long time systemic isotretinoin therapy were included to study. Thorough ophthalmic evaluation and GCC thickness analysis by using SD-OCT were performed at baseline, and at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months of treatment...
December 4, 2016: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917581/micelle-enhanced-spectrofluorimetric-method-for-quantification-of-entacapone-in-tablets-and-human-plasma
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F Belal, F Ibrahim, Z A Sheribah, H Alaa
In this paper, a simple and highly sensitive spectrofluorimetric method was developed and validated for the determination of entacapone (ETC). The proposed method is based on forming a highly fluorescent product through the reduction of ETC with Zn/HCl. The produced fluorophore exhibits strong fluorescence at λem 345 nm after excitation at λex 240 nm. The use of fluorescence enhancers such as Tween-80 and carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC) greatly enhanced the fluorescence of the produced fluorophore by 150% and 200%, respectively...
December 5, 2016: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917369/management-of-multiple-myeloma-and-usage-of-bortezomib-perspective-from-india-and-ukraine
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Amit Garg, Mykhaylo Morgunskyy, Yogesh Belagali, Namita Gupta, Shyam Prasad Akku
Novel treatment strategies have remarkably improved the multiple myeloma (MM) patients' survival, with associated increased costs. A joint panel meet of international experts from India and Ukraine was held in New Delhi on May 19, 2016 focusing on MM management, bortezomib role, unmet medical needs, and current challenges. The health-care system for oncology in India is majorly private vs. government-based in Ukraine. In India, electrophoresis, serum-free light chain assays, bone marrow tests, and X-rays are available modes of diagnosis...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916986/pharmacological-modulation-of-lmna-srsf1-dependent-splicing-abrogates-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
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J Santo, C Lopez-Herrera, C Apolit, Y Bareche, L Lapasset, C Chavey, S Capozi, F Mahuteau, R Najman, P Fornarelli, I C Lopez-Mejía, G Béranger, F Casas, E-Z Amri, B Pau, D Scherrer, J Tazi
BAKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Intense drug discovery efforts in the metabolic field highlight the need for novel strategies for the treatment of obesity. Alternative splicing (AS) and/or polyadenylation enable the LMNA gene to express distinct protein isoforms that exert opposing effects on energy metabolism and lifespan. Here we aimed to use the splicing factor SRSF1 that contribute to the production of these different isoforms as a target to uncover new anti-obesity drug. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Small molecules modulating SR protein activity and splicing, were tested for their abilities to interact with SRSF1 and to modulate LMNA (AS)...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916694/regenerated-cellulose-capsules-for-controlled-drug-delivery-part-iv-in-vitro-evaluation-of-novel-self-pore-forming-regenerated-cellulose-capsules
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Bhavik Bhatt, Vijay Kumar
In the present work, the release mechanisms of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) enclosed in self-pore forming regenerated cellulose (RC) two-piece hard shell capsules are described. The RC capsules were fabricated using a modified dip-coating approach, which yielded an assembled dosage form that was equivalent in size and shape to a conventional gelatin two-piece hard shell capsule. Drug release characteristics from RC capsules were evaluated using potassium chloride, diphenhydramine hydrochloride, tramadol hydrochloride, niacinamide, acetaminophen and ketoprofen as model APIs...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916605/modulation-of-drug-resistance-and-biofilm-formation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-the-oral-cavity-of-tunisian-children
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Tarek Zmantar, Rihab Ben Slama, Kais Fdhila, Bochra Kouidhi, Amina Bakhrouf, Kamel Chaieb
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the antimicrobial and the anti-biofilm activities of Lactobacillus plantarum extract (LPE) against a panel of oral Staphylococcus aureus (n=9) and S. aureus ATCC 25923. The in vitro ability of LPE to modulate bacterial resistance to tetracycline, benzalchonium chloride (BC), and chlorhexidine (CHX) were tested also. METHODS: The MICs and MBCs of LPE, tetracycline (TET), CHX and BC were determined in absence and in presence of a sub-MIC doses of LPE (1/2 MIC)...
December 1, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916487/evaluation-of-hepatoprotective-potential-of-erythrina-indica-leaves-against-antitubercular-drugs-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-experimental-rats
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Mohd Mujahid, Talib Hussain, Hefazat Hussain Siddiqui, Arshad Hussain
BACKGROUND: Erythrina indica Lam. traditionally used in the treatment of laxative, diuretic, worm infestation, liver ailment and joints pain. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the antihepatotoxic potential of Erythrina indica against isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RIF) induced hepatotoxicity in rats. METHODS AND MATERIAL: Liver toxicity was induced by antitubercular drugs (INH+ RIF) at dose level of 50 mg/kg each, p.o for 28 days. 50% methanolic extract of Erythrina indica (100 and 200 mg/kg) were administered orally once daily for 28 days...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916118/an-in%C3%A2-vitro-approach-for-lipolysis-measurement-using-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-and-partial-least-squares-based-analysis
#18
Wen-Qi Chang, Jian-Liang Zhou, Yi Li, Zi-Qi Shi, Li Wang, Jie Yang, Ping Li, Li-Fang Liu, Gui-Zhong Xin
The elevation of free fatty acids (FFAs) has been regarded as a universal metabolic signature of excessive adipocyte lipolysis. Nowadays, in vitro lipolysis assay is generally essential for drug screening prior to the animal study. Here, we present a novel in vitro approach for lipolysis measurement combining UHPLC-Orbitrap and partial least squares (PLS) based analysis. Firstly, the calibration matrix was constructed by serial proportions of mixed samples (blended with control and model samples). Then, lipidome profiling was performed by UHPLC-Orbitrap, and 403 variables were extracted and aligned as dataset...
January 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915986/molecular-analysis-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-metallo-beta-lactamase-a-first-report-of-an-iranian-referral-pediatric-hospital
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Shima Mahmoudi, Babak Pourakbari, Mansoure Hosseini, Amir Esmaeil Alyari, Mohammad Taghi Haghi Ashtiani, Setareh Mamishi
INTRODUCTION: Pseudomonas aerouginosa is an important opportunistic pathogen causes clinical infections among ill patients. Metallo- Beta- lactamases (MBLs) are important mechanisms of carbapenem (drug of choice) resistance among Pseudomonas aerouginosa isolates. The aim of this study was to determine B- lactamases genes (bla-genes) in P. aerouginosa isolates and to detect percentage of MBLs among P. aerouginosa isolates in different wards. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Clinical isolates of P...
December 2, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915492/preparation-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-melatonin-loaded-ha-pva-gelformulations
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Sakine Tuncay Tanrıverdi, Catalina Natalia Cheaburu-Yilmaz, Sonia Carbone, Özgen Özer
Melatonin loaded hyaluronic acid and poly(vinyl alcohol) gels were prepared by using freeze-thaw technique and an emulsion method followed by freeze-thaw technique to produce a new synergistic system for topical application. Freeze-thaw hydrogels and emulgels were characterized by means of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, rheology and swelling tests. The porous structure of the hydrogels was shown by scanning electron microscopy observations and thermal properties were tested by Differential Scanning Calorimetry measurements...
December 5, 2016: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
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