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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055132/gram-negative-bacterial-toe-web-infection-a-systematic-review
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Till Weidner, Jörg Tittelbach, Tanja Illing, Peter Elsner
Gram-negative bacterial toe web infection (GNBTWI) is a frequent therapeutic challenge in clinical practice with high recurrence rates and frequent need of systemic drugs. The aim of this systematic review was to provide an updated overview and evidence-based data on pathogens, risk-factors and treatment of GNBTWI along with promoting a consistent international terminology. This systematic review is based on a search in PubMed database for English and German articles published between 1980 and 2016. A total of 7 articles were considered appropriate for inclusion in this review regarding to treatment and outcome...
October 21, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055114/sorafenib-response-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-micrornas-as-tuning-forks-mirnas-as-regulators-of-sorafenib-response-in-hcc
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Shruthi Kanthaje, Ankita Makol, Anuradha Chakraborti
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the primary liver malignancy attributes towards the second foremost cause of cancer related mortality. The targeted chemotherapeutic agent, sorafenib is known to exhibit a statistically significant but limited overall survival advantage in advanced HCC. However, the individual patient response towards sorafenib varies drastically with most of them demonstrating stable disease (SD), few with partial response (PR) and very rare complete response (CR). Progressive disease (PD) despite the treatment has also been demonstrated in many patients indicating drug resistance...
October 20, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055102/the-effect-of-clomiphene-citrate-on-endometrial-thickness-ovulation-pregnancy-and-live-birth-in-anovulatory-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Moustafa A Gadalla, Shuo Huang, Rui Wang, Robert J Norman, Sayed A Abdullah, Ali M El Saman, Alaa M Ismail, Madelon van Wely, Ben W J Mol
OBJECTIVES: To compare the impact of clomiphene citrate (CC) versus other drug regimens on mid-cycle endometrial thickness (EMT), ovulation, pregnancy and live birth rates in women with WHO group II ovulatory disorders. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Science, The Cochrane Central Register of Clinical Trial (CENTRAL), and the non-MEDLINE subset of PubMed from inception to December 2016 and cross-checked references of relevant articles. We only included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing CC used alone versus other drug regimens for ovulation induction in women with WHO group II anovulation...
October 21, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055056/everolimus-in-advanced-progressive-well-differentiated-nonfunctional-neuroendocrine-tumors-radiant-4-lung-subgroup-analysis
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Nicola Fazio, Roberto Buzzoni, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Margot E Tesselaar, Edward Wolin, Eric Van Cutsem, Paolo Tomassetti, Jonathan Strosberg, Maurizio Voi, Lida Bubuteishvili Pacaud, Antonia Ridolfi, Fabian Herbst, Jiri Tomasek, Simron Singh, Marianne Pavel, Matthew H Kulke, Juan W Valle, James C Yao
In the phase 3, RADIANT-4 study, everolimus improved median progression-free survival (PFS) by 7.1 months in patients with advanced, progressive, well-differentiated (grade 1 or grade 2), nonfunctional lung or gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) vs placebo (hazard ratio [HR], 0.48; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.35-0.67; P < .00001). This exploratory analysis reports the outcomes of the subgroup of patients with lung NETs. In RADIANT-4, patients were randomized (2:1) to everolimus 10 mg/d or placebo, both with best supportive care...
October 21, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054981/immunoadsorption-in-anti-gbm-glomerulonephritis-case-report-in-a-child-and-literature-review
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Guillaume Dorval, Mathilde Lion, Sophie Guérin, Saoussen Krid, Louise Galmiche-Rolland, Rémi Salomon, Olivia Boyer
Antiglomerular basement membrane glomerulonephritis (anti-GBM GN) is a rare autoimmune disease that is characterized by rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis that may be associated with pulmonary hemorrhage. Anti-GBM GN is caused by autoantibodies (classically type G immunoglobulin) directed against the α3 subunit of type IV collagen. Without any appropriate treatment, the disease is generally fulminant, and patient and kidney survival is poor. The current guidelines recommend the use of plasma exchanges and immunosuppressive drugs...
October 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054924/pharmacotherapy-for-patients-with-obesity
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Kishore M Gadde, John W Apolzan, Hans-Rudolf Berthoud
BACKGROUND: Although pharmacotherapy is not the cornerstone of obesity treatment, it is a valuable tool that could be considered for patients who have not had adequate benefit from lifestyle interventions or who have difficulty maintaining initial weight loss over longer periods. CONTENT: This review focuses on the role of antiobesity drugs, the mechanisms by which the drugs work, potential pharmacological targets in the neural control of food intake and regulation of body weight, the history of antiobesity drugs, a summary of efficacy and safety data from clinical trials, and the clinical application of pharmacotherapy...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054830/epidemiology-of-hepatitis-c-virus-among-people-who-inject-drugs-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Daniel J Smith, Josh Neurer, Ashly E Jordan, Holly Hagan
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a persistent epidemic among people who inject drugs (PWID), and PWID remain as the population experiencing the most significant impact of HCV-related morbidity and mortality worldwide. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to synthesize data on the epidemiology of HCV infection among PWID. Our main objectives are to characterize the global and regional distribution and determinants of HCV infection among PWID...
October 20, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054733/disrupted-ionic-homeostasis-in-ischemic-stroke-and-new-therapeutic-targets
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Hui-Jie Hu, Mingke Song
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability. All neuroprotectants targeting excitotoxicity have failed to become stroke medications. In order to explore and identify new therapeutic targets for stroke, we here reviewed present studies of ionic transporters and channels that are involved in ischemic brain damage. METHOD: We surveyed recent literature from animal experiments and clinical reports in the databases of PubMed and Elsevier ScienceDirect to analyze ionic mechanisms underlying ischemic cell damage and suggest promising ideas for stroke therapy...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054552/cross-talk-among-oxytocin-and-arginine-vasopressin-receptors-relevance-for-basic-and-clinical-studies-of-the-brain-and-periphery
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Zhimin Song, H Elliott Albers
Oxytocin (OT) and arginine-vasopressin (AVP) act in the brain to regulate social cognition/social behavior and in the periphery to influence a variety of physiological processes. Although the chemical structures of OT and AVP as well as their receptors are quite similar, OT and AVP can have distinct or even opposing actions. Here, we review the increasing body of evidence that exogenously administered and endogenously released OT and AVP can activate each other's canonical receptors (i.e., cross-talk) and examine the possibility that receptor cross-talk following the synaptic and non-synaptic release of OT and AVP contributes to their distinct roles in the brain and periphery...
October 17, 2017: Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054476/extracellular-vesicles-as-emerging-targets-in-cancer-recent-development-from-bench-to-bedside
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Kerui Wu, Fei Xing, Shih-Ying Wu, Kounosuke Watabe
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) have emerged as important players of cancer initiation and progression through cell-cell communication. They have been recognized as critical mediators of extracellular communications, which promote transformation, growth invasion, and drug-resistance of cancer cells. Interestingly, the secretion and uptake of EVs are regulated in a more controlled manner than previously anticipated. EVs are classified into three groups, (i) exosomes, (ii) microvesicles (MVs), and (iii) apoptotic bodies (ABs), based on their sizes and origins, and novel technologies to isolate and distinguish these EVs are evolving...
October 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054417/the-regulation-of-pathways-of-inflammation-and-resolution-in-immune-cells-and-cancer-stem-cells-by-selenium
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Bastihalli T Diwakar, Arvind M Korwar, Robert F Paulson, K Sandeep Prabhu
Cancer is a complex disease where cancer stem cells (CSCs) maintain unlimited replicative potential, but evade chemotherapy drugs through cellular quiescence. CSCs are able to give rise to bulk tumor cells that have the capability to override antiproliferative signals and evade apoptosis. Numerous pathways are dysregulated in tumor cells, where increased levels of prooxidant reactive oxygen and nitrogen species can lead to localized inflammation to exacerbate all three stages of tumorigenesis: initiation, progression, and metastasis...
2017: Advances in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054397/tolerance-in-clinical-liver-transplantation
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Josh Levitsky, Sandy Feng
While advances in immunosuppressive therapy have lowered the rate of acute rejection following liver transplantation, the consequence has been an increase in morbidity and mortality related to the lifelong need for maintenance immunosuppression. These complications include an increased risk of malignancy, infection, metabolic disorders, and chronic kidney disease, as well as high health care costs associated with these therapies and the required drug monitoring. Given these issues, most clinicians attempt trial and error dose minimization with variable success rates, and there has been significant interest in full drug withdrawal in select patients through research protocols...
October 17, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054375/atr-chk1-inhibitors-and-cancer-therapy
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Zhaojun Qiu, Nancy L Oleinick, Junran Zhang
The cell cycle checkpoint proteins ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated-and-Rad3-related kinase (ATR) and its major downstream effector checkpoint kinase 1 (CHK1) prevent the entry of cells with damaged or incompletely replicated DNA into mitosis when the cells are challenged by DNA damaging agents, such as radiation therapy (RT) or chemotherapeutic drugs, that are the major modalities to treat cancer. This regulation is particularly evident in cells with a defective G1 checkpoint, a common feature of cancer cells, due to p53 mutations...
October 17, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054293/corticostriatal-plasticity-neuronal-ensembles-and-regulation-of-drug-seeking-behavior
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Ana-Clara Bobadilla, Jasper A Heinsbroek, Cassandra D Gipson, William C Griffin, Christie D Fowler, Paul J Kenny, Peter W Kalivas
The idea that interconnected neuronal ensembles code for specific behaviors has been around for decades; however, recent technical improvements allow studying these networks and their causal role in initiating and maintaining behavior. In particular, the role of ensembles in drug-seeking behaviors in the context of addiction is being actively investigated. Concurrent with breakthroughs in quantifying ensembles, research has identified a role for synaptic glutamate spillover during relapse. In particular, the transient relapse-associated changes in glutamatergic synapses on accumbens neurons, as well as in adjacent astroglia and extracellular matrix, are key elements of the synaptic plasticity encoded by drug use and the metaplasticity induced by drug-associated cues that precipitate drug-seeking behaviors...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054292/addiction-a-dysregulation-of-satiety-and-inflammatory-processes
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Rivona Harricharan, Oualid Abboussi, William M U Daniels
Over the years, drug addiction has proven to be a perplexing conundrum for scientists. In attempts to decipher the components of the puzzle, multiple theories of addiction have been proposed. While these theories have assisted in providing essential fundamental information, current research recommends that a new theory needs to be presented taking into consideration the results of recent developments in the fields of neuroimmunology, genetics, and neuropsychiatry. After extensively examining the published literature, we propose in this review that neuroinflammation and hypothalamic functioning strongly underpin addictive behavior...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054285/paraventricular-thalamus-gateway-to-feeding-appetitive-motivation-and-drug-addiction
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E Zayra Millan, ZhiYi Ong, Gavan P McNally
This chapter reviews the anatomical and functional evidence demonstrating the contribution of the paraventricular thalamic nucleus (PVT) to appetitive motivation, food intake control, and drug-seeking behaviors. We first consider the anatomical properties of the PVT to highlight its relevance in the control of appetitive motivation, feeding, and drug seeking. This is followed by a review of the available literature on PVT neurocircuitry, PVT involvement in food intake control, animal models of drug self-administration, withdrawal, and relapse...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054113/post-operative-corticosteroid-irrigation-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Ho Young Yoon, Ho Seok Lee, In Hye Kim, Se Hwan Hwang
BACKGROUND: Recently, topical steroid therapy delivery using high-volume sinonasal irrigations has been used more frequently, following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS), to improve drug delivery into the paranasal sinuses. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to perform a systematic review with meta-analysis of the efficacy of steroid nasal irrigation on postoperative management of CRS following ESS. METHODS: Five databases (PubMed, SCOPUS, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane database) from inception to March 2017 were independently reviewed by two researchers...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054093/the-role-of-pazopanib-on-tumour-angiogenesis-and-in-the-management-of-cancers-a-review
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REVIEW
Dinesh Kumar Chellappan, Jestin Chellian, Zhao Yin Ng, Yan Jinn Sim, Chiu Wei Theng, Joyce Ling, Mei Wong, Jia Hui Foo, Goh Jun Yang, Li Yu Hang, Saranyah Nathan, Yogendra Singh, Gaurav Gupta
Pazopanib is a relatively new compound to be introduced into the chemotherapy field. It is thought to have decent anti-angiogenic properties, which gives an additional hope for the treatment of certain types of cancers. A systematic review solely discussing about pazopanib and its anti-angiogenic effect is yet to be published to date, despite several relevant clinical trials being conducted over the recent years. In this review, we aim to investigate the mechanism of pazopanib's anti-angiogenic effect and its effectiveness in treating several cancers...
October 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053938/development-of-a-nanogel-based-nasal-vaccine-as-a-novel-antigen-delivery-system
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Rika Nakahashi-Ouchida, Yoshikazu Yuki, Hiroshi Kiyono
Nasal vaccination is one of the most effective immunization methods because it can induce effective antigen-specific immune responses not only at the mucosal site of administration but also at distant mucosal surfaces, as well as in the systemic compartment. Based on this advantage, many nasal vaccines are being developed and some have been licensed and marketed for clinical use. However, some have been withdrawn because of unacceptable adverse events such as inactivated influenza vaccine administrated with a heat-labile enterotoxin of Escherichia coli as an adjuvant...
October 20, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053626/a-systematic-review-of-computational-drug-discovery-development-and-repurposing-for-ebola-virus-disease-treatment
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REVIEW
James Schuler, Matthew L Hudson, Diane Schwartz, Ram Samudrala
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a deadly global public health threat, with no currently approved treatments. Traditional drug discovery and development is too expensive and inefficient to react quickly to the threat. We review published research studies that utilize computational approaches to find or develop drugs that target the Ebola virus and synthesize its results. A variety of hypothesized and/or novel treatments are reported to have potential anti-Ebola activity. Approaches that utilize multi-targeting/polypharmacology have the most promise in treating EVD...
October 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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