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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107698/the-natural-flavonoid-apigenin-sensitizes-human-cd44-prostate-cancer-stem-cells-to-cisplatin-therapy
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Suat Erdogan, Kader Turkekul, Rıza Serttas, Zeynep Erdogan
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common type of cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among men. Development of chemoresistance, tumor relapse and metastasis remain major barriers to effective treatment and all been identified to be associated with cancer stem cells (CSCs). Natural flavonoids such as apigenin have been shown to have the ability to improve the therapeutic efficacy of common chemotherapy agents through CSCs sensitization. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the combination of apigenin with cisplatin on CD44(+) PCa stem cell growth and migration...
January 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107576/non-invasive-anaesthetic-methods-for-dermatological-laser-procedures-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
K Greveling, E P Prens, L Liu, M B A van Doorn
Pain is a common side-effect of dermatological laser procedures. Non-invasive anaesthetic drugs and anaesthetic procedures can be used to provide pain relief and increase patient satisfaction and treatment efficacy. However, it remains unclear which method provides the best pain relief. The objective of this systematic review was therefore to assess the efficacy and safety of non-invasive anaesthetic methods during dermatological laser procedures. A systematic literature search was conducted. Randomized and non-randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs and CCTs) were included...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107451/effect-of-nocturnal-hemodialysis-versus-conventional-hemodialysis-on-end-stage-renal-disease-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Fangjie Liu, Yiting Sun, Tianhua Xu, Li Sun, Linlin Liu, Wei Sun, Xin Feng, Jianfei Ma, Lining Wang, Li Yao
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of nocturnal hemodialysis on end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. METHODS: We searched Medline, EmBase, and the Cochrance Central Register of Controlled Trials for studies up to January 2016. Analysis was done to compare variant outcomes of different hemodialysis schedules, including mortality, cardiovascular-associated variables, uremia-associated variables, quality of life (QOL), side-effects, and drug usage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107121/a-case-based-approach-to-evaluate-the-potential-risks-associated-with-fluoroquinolones-and-steroids
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Timothy Nguyen, Karin Gelband
Fluoroquinolones (FQs) are a frequently prescribed class of antibacterial agents. FQs are widely used but may carry serious side effects particularly pronounced in older adults, and the Food and Drug Administration recently suggested FQs should not be routinely used in certain conditions if alternative options are available. Research has demonstrated that the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture associated with FQs is one of the highest in older adults who are concurrently treated with steroids. Health care providers and pharmacists involved in the treatment of older adults should be aware of this potential drug interaction, which may lead to serious side effects and safety concerns...
November 1, 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106826/colorectal-carcinoma-a-general-overview-and-future-perspectives-in-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Inés Mármol, Cristina Sánchez-de-Diego, Alberto Pradilla Dieste, Elena Cerrada, María Jesús Rodriguez Yoldi
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer and the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death. Most cases of CRC are detected in Western countries, with its incidence increasing year by year. The probability of suffering from colorectal cancer is about 4%-5% and the risk for developing CRC is associated with personal features or habits such as age, chronic disease history and lifestyle. In this context, the gut microbiota has a relevant role, and dysbiosis situations can induce colonic carcinogenesis through a chronic inflammation mechanism...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106744/oligonucleotide-therapy-for-obstructive-and-restrictive-respiratory-diseases
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REVIEW
Wupeng Liao, Jinrui Dong, Hong Yong Peh, Lay Hong Tan, Kah Suan Lim, Li Li, Wai-Shiu Fred Wong
Inhaled oligonucleotide is an emerging therapeutic modality for various common respiratory diseases, including obstructive airway diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and restrictive airway diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The advantage of direct accessibility for oligonucleotide molecules to the lung target sites, bypassing systemic administration, makes this therapeutic approach promising with minimized potential systemic side effects. Asthma, COPD, and IPF are common chronic respiratory diseases, characterized by persistent airway inflammation and dysregulated tissue repair and remodeling, although each individual disease has its unique etiology...
January 17, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106275/initial-study-of-transdermal-oxybutynin-for-treating-hyperhidrosis
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José Francisco Millán-Cayetano, Javier Del Boz, Tomas Toledo-Pastrana, Miriam Nieto-Guindo, Pablo García-Montero, Magdalena de Troya-Martín
Oral oxybutynin for treating hyperhidrosis is effective and safe. Its side-effects are mild but frequent so we consider whether transdermal oxybutynin (considered to have a better side-effect profile) could be an alternative for treating hyperhidrosis. During 2015, a prospective study was conducted. Epidemiological variables, effectiveness (using the Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale) and tolerance to transdermal oxybutynin were compiled concerning two different groups (patients previously treated or untreated with oral oxybutynin), at baseline, and at 3 and 12 months...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106223/next-generation-of-network-medicine-interdisciplinary-signaling-approaches
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REVIEW
Tamas Korcsmaros, Maria Victoria Schneider, Giulio Superti-Furga
In the last decade, network approaches have transformed our understanding of biological systems. Network analyses and visualizations have allowed us to identify essential molecules and modules in biological systems, and improved our understanding of how changes in cellular processes can lead to complex diseases, such as cancer, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases. "Network medicine" involves unbiased large-scale network-based analyses of diverse data describing interactions between genes, diseases, phenotypes, drug targets, drug transport, drug side-effects, disease trajectories and more...
January 20, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106163/synergistically-enhanced-selective-intracellular-uptake-of-anticancer-drug-carrier-comprising-folic-acid-conjugated-hydrogels-containing-magnetite-nanoparticles
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Haneul Kim, Ara Jo, Seulgi Baek, Daeun Lim, Soon-Yong Park, Soo Kyung Cho, Jin Woong Chung, Jinhwan Yoon
Targeted drug delivery has long been extensively researched since drug delivery and release at the diseased site with minimum dosage realizes the effective therapy without adverse side effects. In this work, to achieve enhanced intracellular uptake of anticancer drug carriers for efficient chemo-therapy, we have designed targeted multifunctional anticancer drug carrier hydrogels. Temperature-responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAm) hydrogel core containing superparamagnetic magnetite nanoparticles (MNP) were prepared using precipitation polymerization, and further polymerized with amine-functionalized copolymer shell to facilitate the conjugation of targeting ligand...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105877/academic-detailing-among-psychiatrists-feasibility-and-acceptability
#10
Kamini Vasudev, Joel Lamoure, Michael Beyaert, Varinder Dua, David Dixon, Jason Eadie, Larissa Husarewych, Ragu Dhir, Jatinder Takhar
Purpose Research has shown that academic detailing (AD), which includes repeated in-person educational messages in an interactive format in a physician's office, is among the most effective continuing medical education (CME) forms for improving prescribing practices and reducing drug costs. The purpose of this paper is to investigate AD's feasibility and acceptability as an educational tool among psychiatrists and its ability to facilitate positive changes in antipsychotic prescribing. Design/methodology/approach All psychiatrists practicing in Southwestern Ontario, Canada were invited to participate...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105370/interstitial-nephritis-in-melanoma-patients-secondary-to-pd-1-checkpoint-inhibitor
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Julia Escandon, Stephanie Peacock, Asaad Trabolsi, David B Thomas, Ayman Layka, Jose Lutzky
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint inhibitors have become the first line therapy in melanoma treatment and their use is extending to other malignancies. However, we are still learning about immune side effects produced by these drugs and their severity especially in patients with history of inflammatory diseases. CASE PRESENTATION: We present two cases of metastatic melanoma treated with nivolumab and pembrolizumab (anti PD-1). Both patients developed acute interstitial nephritis during immune checkpoint therapy...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105279/nanoconjugated-nap-as-a-potent-and-periphery-selective-mu-opioid-receptor-modulator-to-treat-opioid-induced-constipation
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Guoyan G Xu, Olga Yu Zolotarskaya, Dwight A Williams, Yunyun Yuan, Dana E Selley, William L Dewey, Hamid I Akbarali, Hu Yang, Yan Zhang
Opioids are the mainstay for cancer and noncancer pain management. However, their use is often associated with multiple adverse effects. Among them, the most common and persistent one is probably opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Periphery selective opioid antagonists may alleviate the symptoms of OIC without compromising the analgesic effects of opioids. Recently our laboratories have identified one novel lead compound, 17-cyclopropylmethyl-3,14β-dihydroxy-4,5α-epoxy-6β-[(4'-pyridyl)acetamido]morphinan (NAP), as a peripherally selective mu opioid receptor ligand carrying subnanomolar affinity to the mu opioid receptor and over 100-folds of selectivity over both the delta and kappa opioid receptors, with reasonable oral availability and half-life, and potential to treat OIC...
January 12, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105242/skin-toxicity-in-a-patient-with-ovarian-cancer-treated-with-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Joanna Kubicka-Wołkowska, Magdalena Kędzierska, Maja Lisik-Habib, Piotr Potemski
Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) is a form of doxorubicin enclosed in pegylated liposomes. In contrast to conventional doxorubicin, PLD is characterized by a lower incidence of cardiotoxicity and myelosuppression. However, it induces specific mucocutaneous side effects, particularly palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia (PPE). Other dermal manifestations, such as intertrigo-like dermatitis, diffuse follicular rash, melanotic macules, maculopapular rash or recall phenomenon are less common. Mechanisms that lead to skin toxicity remain unclear, however, certain reports indicate that drug excretion in sweat, host-vs...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105230/dendritic-cell-activated-cytokine-induced-killer-cell-mediated-immunotherapy-is-safe-and-effective-for-cancer-patients-65-years-old
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Yanfeng Liu, Haibo Liu, Hausheng Liu, Pengcheng He, Jing Li, Xin Liu, Limei Chen, Mengchang Wang, Jiejing Xi, Huaiyu Wang, Haitao Zhang, Ying Zhu, Wei Zhu, Jing Ning, Caili Guo, Chunhong Sun, Mei Zhang
Individuals >65 years old account for a large proportion of cancer patients, and usually have poor prognoses due to relative weaker physiological function and lower drug tolerance. To characterize the efficacy and safety of dendritic cell (DC)-activated cytokine-induced killer cell (CIK)-mediated treatment, and develop an adoptive immunotherapy for cancer patients >65 years old, a retrospective study was performed in 58 cancer sufferers who received 1-4 cycles of DC-activated CIK (DC-CIK) treatment and evaluated the response (tumor remission rate) and toxicity (side effects to the treatment)...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105196/nanotechnology-for-multimodality-treatment-of-cancer
#15
Xiao-Ying Zhang, Pei-Ying Zhang
Nanotechnology is the latest evolving field and its applications in medicine in recent decades has shown great potential. It has also given a new face to the therapeutics against cancer in recent years. The electronic databases of MEDLINE, EMBASE and PubMed were searched for recent studies, reporting the importance of nanomedicine. The concluding remarks of the above papers mostly confirmed the growing potential of nanomedicine, particularly in the field of cancer. Furthermore, nanomedicine has been observed to promote the therapeutic effect of agents by formulating them into nanocarriers...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104258/the-impact-of-betaplus-program-on-patient-treatment-satisfaction-with-interferon-beta-1b-in-multiple-sclerosis-multicentric-cross-sectional-survey-in-the-western-balkan-countries
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Jelena Drulovic, Mirjana Cukic, Sanja Grgic, Evica Dincic, Ranko Raicevic, Congor Nadj, Gordana Toncev, Slobodan Vojinovic, Sarlota Mesaros, Darija Kisic Tepavcevic, Irena Dujmovic, Daliborka Tadic, Svetlana Miletic-Drakulic, Jelena Dackovic, Smiljana Kostic, Jevto Erakovic, Lorand Sakalas, Dejan Savic, Vesna Suknjaja, Vanja Martinovic, Gorica Maric, Tatjana Pekmezovic
BACKGROUND: Long-term treatment adherence to disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) may have significant impact on clinical outcomes in multiple sclerosis (MS). It has been recently emphasized that low treatment satisfaction (TS) may be an important factor for achieving high rates of treatment adherence. Interferon (IFN) beta-1b was the first DMD approved for the treatment of MS. The aims of our study were to assess TS in subjects with relapsing-remitting (RR) MS treated with IFN beta-1b in Serbia, Montenegro and the Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H), and additionally, to evaluate the impact of patient support program on TS and adherence...
January 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104152/experience-of-quatro-therapy-with-everolimus-to-minimize-calcineurin-inhibitor-for-kidney-transplant-recipients
#17
N Nakamura, T Miyazaki, H Matsuzaki, R Furuya, S Miyajima, S Irie, H Matsuoka, M Tanaka
BACKGROUND: This study was divided into three phases, on the occasion of the introduction of everolimus (EVR) in our hospital. METHODS: In the first phase, a study group of six maintenance patients (three living related donors, three deceased donors) who had a history of malignant disease with less than 500 mg/day of proteinuria were enrolled; a high serum creatinine and upper limit of duration after kidney transplant operation was not considered. EVR was discontinued in four of the six patients because of side effects or worsening renal function...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104133/liver-transplantation-for-biliary-rhabdomyosarcoma-with-liver-metastasis-report-of-one-case
#18
C-H Shen, K-R Dong, Y-F Tao, G Chen, R-D Li, Q-B Zhang, X-F Zhang, S Zheng, Z-X Wang
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation in combination with chemotherapy in postoperative biliary rhabdomyosarcoma recurrence of children was evaluated. METHODS: An 8-year-old girl with biliary rhabdomyosarcoma underwent pancreatico-duodenectomy with postoperative vincristine (VCR), adriamycin (Act-D), and cyclophosphamide (CTX) (VAC chemotherapy) (VCR, 1 mg; Act-D, 0.7 mg; CTX, 1500 mg). Two years later, liver metastasis in the left and right lobes was found and was followed by VAC chemotherapy (CTX, 1800 mg; Act-D, 0...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103966/chemotherapy-of-leishmaniasis-present-challenges
#19
Silvia R B Uliana, Cristiana T Trinconi, Adriano C Coelho
Cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis are amongst the most devastating infectious diseases of our time, affecting millions of people worldwide. The treatment of these serious diseases rely on a few chemotherapeutic agents, most of which are of parenteral use and induce severe side-effects. Furthermore, rates of treatment failure are high and have been linked to drug resistance in some areas. Here, we reviewed data on current chemotherapy practice in leishmaniasis. Drug resistance and mechanisms of resistance are described as well as the prospects for applying drug combinations for leishmaniasis chemotherapy...
January 20, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103779/flavone-analogues-as-antimicrobial-agents
#20
Kamlesh Kumar Naik, Sivakumar Thangavel, Afroze Alam
BACKGROUND: Most of the available antimicrobial drugs have developed resistance, some of them suffer from severe toxicity, side effects. So, there is a need to discover novel compound(s) which should not only be potent, but also less toxic and cost effective. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to develop new synthetic antimicrobial agents (Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal) such as 3-substituted flavone/flavanone derivatives, which should be significantly potent with low toxicity...
January 18, 2017: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
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