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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634172/identifying-an-oxygenation-index-threshold-for-increased-mortality-in-acute-respiratory-failure
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Brandon G Hammond, Pamela Garcia-Filion, Paul Kang, Mounica Y Rao, Brigham C Willis, Heidi J Dalton
BACKGROUND: The objective of this work was to examine current oxygenation index (OI) data and outcomes using electronic medical record data to identify a specific OI value associated with mortality. METHODS: This study was a retrospective electronic medical record data review from the pediatric ICU of Phoenix Children's Hospital, with data mining for variables to calculate OIs on subjects age 1 month to 20 y mechanically ventilated >24 h, excluding those with known intracardiac shunts or cyanotic heart disease...
June 20, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617882/eradication-rates-in-italian-subjects-heterogeneously-managed-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-time-to-abandon-empiric-treatments-in-southern-europe
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Agostino Di Ciaula, Giuseppe Scaccianoce, Marino Venerito, Angelo Zullo, Leonilde Bonfrate, Theodore Rokkas, Piero Portincasa
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: H. pylori eradication is strongly affected by various factors, including the ongoing antibiotic resistance. We describe a "real life" scenario in patients managed for H. pylori-related conditions, living in a southern Italian region (Apulia), an area with clarithromycin resistance >15%. METHODS: 2,224 subjects were studied in two tertiary referral centers in Apulia. Analyses included: reason for referral, H. pylori infection rates (13C-urea breath test - UBT or upper endoscopy), and eradication rates following distinct regimens previously prescribed or prospectively prescribed (such as the bismuth-based quadruple therapy Pylera®, recently marketed in Italy)...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616845/neoadjuvant-therapy-for-breast-cancer-established-concepts-and-emerging-strategies
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Tessa G Steenbruggen, Mette S van Ramshorst, Marleen Kok, Sabine C Linn, Carolien H Smorenburg, Gabe S Sonke
In the last decade, the systemic treatment approach for patients with early breast cancer has partly shifted from adjuvant treatment to neoadjuvant treatment. Systemic treatment administration started as a 'one size fits all' approach but is currently customized according to each breast cancer subtype. Systemic treatment in a neoadjuvant setting is at least as effective as in an adjuvant setting and has several additional advantages. First, it enables response monitoring and provides prognostic information; second, it downstages the tumor, allowing for less extensive surgery, improved cosmetic outcomes, and reduced postoperative complications such as lymphedema; and third, it enables early development of new treatment strategies by using pathological complete remission as a surrogate outcome of event-free and overall survival...
June 14, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615523/phytoagent-deoxyelephantopin-derivative-inhibits-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cell-activity-by-inducing-oxidative-stress-mediated-paraptosis-like-cell-death
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Jeng-Yuan Shiau, Kyoko Nakagawa-Goto, Kuo-Hsiung Lee, Lie-Fen Shyur
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a highly metastatic cancer among the breast cancer subgroups. A thorny issue for clinical therapy of TNBC is lack of an efficient targeted therapeutic strategy. We previously created a novel sesquiterpene lactone analog (named DETD-35) derived from plant deoxyelephantopin (DET) which exhibits potent effects against human TNBC MDA-MB-231 tumor growth in a xenograft mouse model. Here we studied the mechanisms of both DET and DETD-35 against MDA-MB-231 cells. DETD-35 (3-fold decreased in IC50) exhibited better anti-TNBC cell activity than DET as observed through induction of reactive oxygen species production (within 2 h treatment) and damage to the ER structures, resulting in ER-derived cytoplasmic vacuolation and ubiquitinated protein accumulation in the treated cells...
May 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606235/-clinical-effects-of-different-therapeutic-regimens-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-children
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Xiang-Li Zhu, Zheng Liu, Zhong-Qiang Wu, Dong Li, Ai-Ping Jiang, Gui-Xia Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effects of sequential therapy, triple therapy, sequential therapy combined with Lactobacillus, and triple therapy combined with Lactobacillus in the eradication of Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) infection in children. METHODS: A total of 416 children with H.pylori infection were randomly assigned to sequential group (102 children), triple group (100 children), sequential-Lactobacillus group (109 children), and triple-Lactobacillus group (105 children)...
June 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601610/therapeutic-success-with-bismuth-containing-sequential-and-quadruple-regimens-in-helicobacter-pylori-eradication
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Oguzhan Ozturk, Levent Doganay, Yasar Colak, Feruze Yilmaz Enc, Celal Ulasoglu, Kamil Ozdil, Ilyas Tuncer
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The success rate of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication with the classical triple therapy is gradually declining. In this study, we aimed to compare and assess the efficacies of six different eradication regimens including sequential protocols. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Endoscopically confirmed nonulcer dyspepsia patients were enrolled. H. pylori presence was determined either histologically or by a rapid urease test. Treatment-naive patients were randomly assigned to an either one of three 10-day (OAC, OTMB, and OACB) or one of three sequential protocols (OA+OCM, OA+OCMB, and OA+OMDB) (O=omeprazole, A=amoxicillin, C=clarithromycin, T=tetracycline, M=metronidazole, B=bismuth, D=doxycycline)...
June 7, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592566/combined-immune-checkpoint-blockade-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-for-brca1-mutated-breast-cancer
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Emma Nolan, Peter Savas, Antonia N Policheni, Phillip K Darcy, François Vaillant, Christopher P Mintoff, Sathana Dushyanthen, Mariam Mansour, Jia-Min B Pang, Stephen B Fox, Charles M Perou, Jane E Visvader, Daniel H D Gray, Sherene Loi, Geoffrey J Lindeman
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have emerged as a potent new class of anticancer therapy. They have changed the treatment landscape for a range of tumors, particularly those with a high mutational load. To date, however, modest results have been observed in breast cancer, where tumors are rarely hypermutated. Because BRCA1-associated tumors frequently exhibit a triple-negative phenotype with extensive lymphocyte infiltration, we explored their mutational load, immune profile, and response to checkpoint inhibition in a Brca1-deficient tumor model...
June 7, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590426/down-s-syndrome-and-triple-negative-breast-cancer-a-rare-occurrence-of-distinctive-clinical-relationship
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Nandini Dey, Amy Krie, Jessica Klein, Kirstin Williams, Amanda McMillan, Rachel Elsey, Yuliang Sun, Casey Williams, Pradip De, Brian Leyland-Jones
Down's syndrome (DS), the most common genetic cause of significant intellectual disability in children and adults is caused by the trisomy of either all or a part of human chromosome 21 (HSA21). Patients with DS mostly suffer from characteristic tumor types. Although individual patients of DS are at a higher risk for acute leukemia and testicular cancers, other types of solid tumors including breast cancers are mostly uncommon and have significantly lower-than-expected age-adjusted incidence rates. Except for an increased risk of retinoblastomas, and lymphomas, the risk of developing solid tumors has been found to be lower in both children and adults, and breast cancer was found to be almost absent (Hasle H...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584402/effects-of-patient-age-and-choice-of-antisecretory-agent-on-success-of-eradication-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection
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Toshihiro Nishizawa, Hidekazu Suzuki, Ai Fujimoto, Hiroto Kinoshita, Shuntaro Yoshida, Yoshihiro Isomura, Akira Toyoshima, Takanori Kanai, Naohisa Yahagi, Osamu Toyoshima
The effects of patient age on the efficacy of eradication treatment for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) remain unclear. The present study aimed to determine whether age affects eradication therapy involving vonoprazan, a novel potassium-competitive acid blocker (PCAB). We reviewed the cases of 3,261 patients who were administered first-line and second-line H. pylori eradication therapy at Toyoshima Endoscopy Clinic. The first-line treatment was clarithromycin and amoxicillin combined with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) or a PCAB...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566898/antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-before-first-line-treatment-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-patients-with-dual-or-triple-antibiotic-resistance
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Angel Cosme, Milagrosa Montes, Begoña Ibarra, Esther Tamayo, Horacio Alonso, Usua Mendarte, Jacobo Lizasoan, Marta Herreros-Villanueva, Luis Bujanda
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of antimicrobial susceptibility-guided therapy before first-line treatment for infection in patients with dual or triple antibiotic resistance. METHODS: A total of 1034 patients infected by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) during 2013-2014 were tested for antimicrobial susceptibility. 157 of 1034 (15%) patients showed resistance to two (127/1034; 12%) and to three (30/1034; 3%) antibiotics. Sixty-eight patients with dual H. pylori-resistance (clarithromycin, metronidazole or levofloxacin) were treated for 10 d with triple therapies: OAL (omeprazole 20 mg b...
May 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560402/anticancer-effects-of-phytocannabinoids-used-with-chemotherapy-in-leukaemia-cells-can-be-improved-by-altering-the-sequence-of-their-administration
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Katherine A Scott, Angus G Dalgleish, Wai M Liu
Phytocannabinoids possess anticancer activity when used alone, and a number have also been shown to combine favourably with each other in vitro in leukaemia cells to generate improved activity. We have investigated the effect of pairing cannabinoids and assessed their anticancer activity in cell line models. Those most effective were then used with the common anti-leukaemia drugs cytarabine and vincristine, and the effects of this combination therapy on cell death studied in vitro. Results show a number of cannabinoids could be paired together to generate an effect superior to that achieved if the components were used individually...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554192/triple-therapy-versus-biologic-therapy-for-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Nick Bansback, Ciaran S Phibbs, Huiying Sun, James R O'Dell, Mary Brophy, Edward C Keystone, Sarah Leatherman, Ted R Mikuls, Aslam H Anis
Background: The RACAT (Rheumatoid Arthritis Comparison of Active Therapies) trial found triple therapy to be noninferior to etanercept-methotrexate in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Objective: To determine the cost-effectiveness of etanercept-methotrexate versus triple therapy as a first-line strategy. Design: A within-trial analysis based on the 353 participants in the RACAT trial and a lifetime analysis that extrapolated costs and outcomes by using a decision analytic cohort model...
May 30, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545189/outcomes-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-modified-high-dose-omeprazole-and-amoxicillin-triple-therapy-with-standard-triple-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-eradication
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Kitti Chunlertlith, Uaepong Limpapanasit, Pisaln Mairiang, Suda Vannaprasaht, Wichittra Tassaneeyakul, Apichat Sangchan, Kookwan Sawadpanich, Tanita Suttichaimongkol, Jamrus Pongpit, Moragot Pattarapongsin
Background: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is related to peptic ulcer diseases and gastric cancer and eradication of H. pylori should be expected to decrease the risk of their development. Factors affecting H. pylori eradication are antibiotic resistance, CYP2C19 genotypes, drug regimen and patient compliance. Increment of omeprazole and amoxicillin dosage in clarithromycin-containing triple therapy regimen may overcome these problems and may be a better choice than the conventional clarithromycin-containing triple therapy regimen...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544222/usefulness-of-detection-of-clarithromycin-resistant-helicobacter-pylori-from-fecal-specimens-for-young-adults-treated-with-eradication-therapy
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Takako Osaki, Katsuhiro Mabe, Cynthia Zaman, Hideo Yonezawa, Masumi Okuda, Kenji Amagai, Shinji Fujieda, Mitsuhide Goto, Wataru Shibata, Mototsugu Kato, Shigeru Kamiya
BACKGROUND: To prevent Helicobacter pylori infection in the younger generation, it is necessary to investigate the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant H. pylori. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the method of PCR-based sequencing to detect clarithromycin (CAM) resistance-associated mutations using fecal samples as a noninvasive method. METHODS: DNA extracted from fecal specimens and isolates from gastric biopsy specimens were collected from patients with H...
May 22, 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543106/the-concept-of-triple-wavefront-fusion-during-biventricular-pacing-using-the-egm-to-produce-the-best-acute-hemodynamic-improvement-in-crt
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Iris A H Ter Horst, Margot D Bogaard, Anton E Tuinenburg, Thomas P Mast, Teun P de Boer, Pieter A Doevendans, Mathias Meine
BACKGROUND: Previous reports suggest that Biventricular pacing (BiVp) fused with intrinsic conduction (BiVp-fusion, triple wavefront fusion) is associated with improved resynchronization compared to pure-BiVp in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). This study aimed to assess the association between acute hemodynamic benefit of CRT and signs of BiVp-fusion by using a novel EGM-based method. METHODS: In 17 patients undergoing CRT implantation, 28 combinations of atrioventricular (AV) and interventricular (VV) delays were applied while invasively measuring acute hemodynamic response based on maximum rate of LV pressure rise (LV dP/dtmax ) to assess optimal BiVp settings...
May 23, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541262/joint-espghan-naspghan-guidelines-for-the-management-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-children-and-adolescents-update-2016
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Nicola L Jones, Sibylle Koletzko, Karen Goodman, Patrick Bontems, Samy Cadranel, Thomas Casswall, Steve Czinn, Benjamin D Gold, Jeannette Guarner, Yoram Elitsur, Matjaž Homan, Nicolas Kalach, Michal Kori, Armando Madrazo, Francis Megraud, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Marion Rowland
BACKGROUND: Because of the changing epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection and low efficacy of currently recommended therapies, an update of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition/North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition recommendations for the diagnosis and management of H pylori infection in children and adolescents is required. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature (time period: 2009-2014) was performed...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539935/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-triple-therapy-containing-ilaprazole-levofloxacin-and-amoxicillin-as-first-line-treatment-in-helicobacter-pylori-infections
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Hyo Jun Ahn, Dong Pil Kim, Myeong Su Chu, Hyeon Jeong Yun, Seok-Hwan Kim, Seung Woo Lee, Dong Soo Lee
Background and Aims. To establish the efficacy and safety of ilaprazole, levofloxacin, and amoxicillin as a first-line eradication treatment for Helicobacter pylori. Methods. Patients with gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, or gastritis, as detected by esophagogastroduodenoscopy with confirmed H. pylori infection between September 2014 and November 2015, were enrolled in the study. All participants received ilaprazole (10 mg bid), levofloxacin (500 mg bid), and amoxicillin (1000 mg bid) for 10 days. H. pylori eradication was confirmed by a (13)C-urea breath test at 6-8 weeks after the end of treatment...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536986/evaluation-of-anti-inflammatory-and-ulcerogenic-potential-of-zinc-ibuprofen-and-zinc-naproxen-complexes-in-rats
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Magdalena Jarosz, Natalia Szkaradek, Henryk Marona, Gabriel Nowak, Katarzyna Młyniec, Tadeusz Librowski
Because of numerous indications and high availability, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most commonly prescribed and used medicines in the world. However, long-term therapy with and improper use of NSAIDs may lead to gastrointestinal damage. Therefore, improving the therapeutic index of the existing drugs has become a priority over the past decades. Considerable attention in the field has been concentrated on metal complexes of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of complexation with zinc on the anti-inflammatory and ulcerogenic effects of ibuprofen and naproxen after single and triple intragastric administration to rats...
May 23, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536725/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-h-pylori-infection-in-singapore
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Claire Alexandra Zhen Chew, Tong Fong Lye, Daphne Ang, Tiing Leong Ang
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is an infection that has a role in causing dyspepsia and complications such as peptic ulcer disease and gastric malignancies. In the primary care setting, one can adopt a stepwise approach with the 'test-and-treat' strategy to manage H. pylori-associated dyspepsia in young patients without alarm symptoms. Empiric first-line therapies should be for a two-week duration; options include clarithromycin-containing triple therapy alone or with the addition of bismuth, concomitant therapy and bismuth quadruple therapy...
May 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530108/twelve-day-quintuple-regime-containing-four-antibiotics-as-a-rescue-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-in-the-central-region-of-portugal
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Diogo Branquinho, Nuno Miguel Peres de Almeida, Carlos Gregório, Adriano Casela, Maria Manuel Donato, Luís Tomé
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori eradication rates with standard triple therapy in many countries are clinically unacceptable. Fluoroquinolone resistance is increasing and jeopardizing second-line regimens. There is a growing need for an effective strategy in patients who failed previous therapies. METHODS: This is a single-center, non-randomized clinical study conducted in the central region of Portugal. Sixty-four patients were included with a positive 13C-urea breath test (UBT) or histology for H...
June 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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