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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930292/proton-pump-inhibitors-understanding-the-complications-and-risks
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Peter Malfertheiner, Arne Kandulski, Marino Venerito
Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most effective therapy for the full spectrum of gastric-acid-related diseases. However, in the past decade, a steadily increasing list of complications following long-term use of PPIs has been reported. Their potent acid-suppressive action induces several structural and functional changes within the gastric mucosa, including fundic gland polyps, enterochromaffin-like cell hyperplasia and hypergastrinaemia, which can be exaggerated in the presence of Helicobacter pylori infection...
September 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930235/current-usage-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-for-breast-cancer-a-narrative-approach-to-the-experiences-of-women-with-breast-cancer-in-australia-a-pilot-study
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Dianna Porter, Suzanne Cochrane, Xiaoshu Zhu
Background: The use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by breast cancer patients is growing. Few studies have examined the complexity of breast cancer survivors' attitudes, lived experiences, barriers, and perceptions in using TCM as part of their treatment journey. This article examines breast cancer survivors' experiences, perceptions of, and benefits (or not) in using TCM. Methods: Qualitative research, using semi-structured interviews, was the chosen methodology. Results: Participants used TCM as a form of self-help and as a complement, not an alternative, to standard care...
April 21, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930051/addiction-and-the-role-of-circadian-genes
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Laura A Forde, Gursharan Kalsi
OBJECTIVE: In mammals, intimate interactions exist between the circadian system and other molecular systems, and mounting evidence is suggesting that these relationships may affect substance use disorders. Research in preclinical models supports the role of circadian genes as risk factors for addiction. Here, we explore the evidence and review human genetic studies testing the association between specific circadian genes and substance use disorders. METHOD: A literature search was conducted in PubMed for studies testing variants in eight circadian genes known to be central to the functioning of the master clock in the brain...
September 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929063/lymph-node-central-necrosis-on-the-computed-tomography-as-the-predictor-of-the-extra-capsular-spread-in-metastatic-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Aditi Sharma, Ashwin Ashok Jaiswal, Girish Umredkar, Ratiram Barle, Neeta Sharma, Praveer Kumar Banerjee, Amrish Kumar Garg, Ravindranath Membally
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between the presence of the cervical lymph node with central necrosis as on the preoperative imaging and postoperative histopathological identification of the lymph node extra capsular spread. This study is a prospective study conducted at J.L.N. Hospital and Research Centre, Bhilai (C.G), from August 2011 to January 2014. Thirty patients with metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma were enrolled. All candidates were subjected to a detailed history taking and clinical examination...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928864/high-immunoreactivity-of-duox2-is-associated-with-poor-response-to-preoperative-chemoradiation-therapy-and-worse-prognosis-in-rectal-cancers
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Shih-Chun Lin, I-Wei Chang, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Ching-Yih Lin, Ding-Ping Sun, Ming-Jen Sheu, Ching-Chieh Yang, Li-Ching Lin, Hong-Lin He, Yu-Feng Tian
Purpose: Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and also the fourth most common cause of cancer mortality worldwide. For rectal cancer, neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) followed by radical proctectomy is gold standard treatment for patients with stage II/III rectal cancer. By data mining a documented database of rectal cancer transcriptome (GSE35452) from Gene Expression Omnibus, National Center of Biotechnology Information, we recognized that DUOX2 was the most significantly up-regulated transcript among those related to cytokine and chemokine mediated signaling pathway (GO:0019221)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928729/high-throughput-genetic-screen-reveals-that-early-attachment-and-biofilm-formation-are-necessary-for-full-pyoverdine-production-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Donghoon Kang, Natalia V Kirienko
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a re-emerging, multidrug-resistant, opportunistic pathogen that threatens the lives of immunocompromised patients, patients with cystic fibrosis, and those in critical care units. One of the most important virulence factors in this pathogen is the siderophore pyoverdine. Pyoverdine serves several critical roles during infection. Due to its extremely high affinity for ferric iron, pyoverdine gives the pathogen a significant advantage over the host in their competition for iron. In addition, pyoverdine can regulate the production of multiple bacterial virulence factors and perturb host mitochondrial homeostasis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928708/neural-patterns-of-reorganization-after-intensive-robot-assisted-virtual-reality-therapy-and-repetitive-task-practice-in-patients-with-chronic-stroke
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Soha Saleh, Gerard Fluet, Qinyin Qiu, Alma Merians, Sergei V Adamovich, Eugene Tunik
Several approaches to rehabilitation of the hand following a stroke have emerged over the last two decades. These treatments, including repetitive task practice (RTP), robotically assisted rehabilitation and virtual rehabilitation activities, produce improvements in hand function but have yet to reinstate function to pre-stroke levels-which likely depends on developing the therapies to impact cortical reorganization in a manner that favors or supports recovery. Understanding cortical reorganization that underlies the above interventions is therefore critical to inform how such therapies can be utilized and improved and is the focus of the current investigation...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927900/expression-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-is-associated-with-aggressive-primary-endometrial-cancer-and-increases-from-primary-to-metastatic-lesions
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Ingvild L Tangen, Jennifer Taylor Veneris, Mari K Halle, Henrica M Werner, Jone Trovik, Lars A Akslen, Helga B Salvesen, Suzanne D Conzen, Gini F Fleming, Camilla Krakstad
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoid receptor (GR) has emerged as an important steroid nuclear receptor in hormone dependent cancers, however few data are available regarding a potential role of GR in endometrial cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate expression of GR in primary and metastatic endometrial cancer lesions, and to assess the relationship between GR expression and clinical and histopathological variables and survival. METHODS: Expression of GR was investigated by IHC in 724 primary tumors and 289 metastatic lesions (from 135 patients), and correlations with clinical and histopathological data and survival were explored...
September 16, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927388/the-suppressive-role-of-mir-542-5p-in-nsclc-the-evidence-from-clinical-data-and-in-vivo-validation-using-a-chick-chorioallantoic-membrane-model
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Rong-Quan He, Xiao-Jiao Li, Lu Liang, You Xie, Dian-Zhong Luo, Jie Ma, Zhi-Gang Peng, Xiao-Hua Hu, Gang Chen
BACKGROUND: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has led to the highest cancer-related mortality for decades. To enhance the efficiency of early diagnosis and therapy, more efforts are urgently needed to reveal the origins of NSCLC. In this study, we explored the effect of miR-542-5p in NSCLC with clinical samples and in vivo models and further explored the prospective function of miR-542-5p though bioinformatics methods. METHODS: A total of 125 NSCLC tissue samples were collected, and the expression of miR-542-5p was detected by qRT-PCR...
September 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926896/-the-relationship-of-preoperativelymphocyte-monocyte-ratio-and-the-clinicopathological-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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H M Yang, G Lou
Objective: To investigate the relationship of preoperative lymphocyte-monocyte ratio (LMR) and the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Methods: Clinical data of 364 cases of EOC patients with initial treatment were collected in Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital from 2005-2011 and analyzed retrospectively.The optimal cut-off points of preoperative LMR to predict the postoperative survival period of EOC patients were determined by the establishment of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve...
September 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926592/polish-physicians-cooperation-with-the-pharmaceutical-industry-and-its-potential-impact-on-public-health
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Marta Makowska
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to describe how Polish physicians cooperate with the pharmaceutical industry and show how this relationship may pose a threat to public health. METHODS: It considers the results of an online survey of 379 physicians. The survey was hosted by surveymonkey.com with links from a Polish physicians' website (Medycyna Praktyczna) between 29 October 2013 and 31 December 2013. The sample was purposive, respondents having to be physicians working in Poland...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926516/association-between-obesity-and-sleep-disorders-in-postmenopausal-women
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Maria Fernanda Naufel, Cristina Frange, Monica Levy Andersen, Manoel João Batista Castello Girão, Sergio Tufik, Eliane Beraldi Ribeiro, Helena Hachul
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between obesity and sleep architecture in postmenopausal women. METHODS: One hundred seven postmenopausal women from the Ambulatory of Integrative Treatment for Female Sleep Disorders were invited by telephone to participate in this study. Fifty-three completed the study. We included women aged 50 to 70 years, and excluded women on hormone therapy or missing data. The study consisted of two meetings, including a full-night polysomnography...
September 18, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926095/model-based-assessment-using-conventional-bioequivalence-limits-to-ensure-safety-and-efficacy-of-rivaroxaban-in-patients-undergoing-hip-or-knee-replacement
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Mario González-Sales, Lanyan Fang, Myong-Jin Kim, Liang Zhao
We evaluated whether the current bioequivalence limit is adequate to ensure safety and efficacy of rivaroxaban in patients under total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty based on its model informed benefit/risk profile. Clinical data from a total of 7145 patients from 3 phase 2 and 4 phase 3 clinical trials were included in the current model-based exposure-response analysis. The relationships between rivaroxaban exposure measurements (ie, minimum or trough, maximum, average concentration, and area under the concentration-time curve [AUC] at steady state) and clinical outcomes (ie, the probabilities of major bleeding [MB] and venous thromboembolism [VTE]) were modeled using NONMEM 7...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925742/visual-search-performance-in-patients-with-vision-impairment-a-systematic-review
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Cassia Senger, Maria Rita Rodrigues Alves Margarido, Carlos Gustavo De Moraes, Ligia Issa De Fendi, André Messias, Jayter Silva Paula
PURPOSE: Patients with visual impairment are constantly facing challenges to achieve an independent and productive life, which depends upon both a good visual discrimination and search capacities. Given that visual search is a critical skill for several daily tasks and could be used as an index of the overall visual function, we investigated the relationship between vision impairment and visual search performance. METHODS: A comprehensive search was undertaken using electronic PubMed, EMBASE, LILACS, and Cochrane databases from January 1980 to December 2016, applying the following terms: "visual search", "visual search performance", "visual impairment", "visual exploration", "visual field", "hemianopia", "search time", "vision lost", "visual loss", and "low vision"...
September 19, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925488/rectal-urinary-toxicity-after-hypofractionated-vs-conventional-radiotherapy-in-high-risk-prostate-cancer-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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R Di Franco, V Borzillo, V Ravo, G Ametrano, F Cammarota, S Rossetti, F J Romano, C D'Aniello, C Cavaliere, G Iovane, M A Porricelli, M Muto, M Berretta, G Facchini, P Muto
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our report was to review the literature concerning the toxicity of radiation therapy in patients treated for high-risk prostate cancer, and to evaluate the differences in toxicity between conventional fractionation and hypofractionated treatments, in view of different techniques used in high-risk prostate cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed database has been explored for studies concerning acute and late urinary/gastrointestinal toxicity in high-risk prostate cancer patients treated with radiotherapy...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925087/relationship-of-tumor-pd-l1-cd274-expression-with-lower-mortality-in-lung-high-grade-neuroendocrine-tumor
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Kentaro Inamura, Yusuke Yokouchi, Maki Kobayashi, Hironori Ninomiya, Rie Sakakibara, Makoto Nishio, Sakae Okumura, Yuichi Ishikawa
Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) promotes immunosuppression by binding to PD-1 on T lymphocytes. Although tumor PD-L1 expression is a potential predictive marker of clinical response to anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy, little is known about its association with clinicopathological features, including prognosis, in high-grade neuroendocrine tumors (HGNETs), including small-cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) and large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC), of the lung. We immunohistochemically examined the membranous of expression of PD-L1 in 115 consecutive surgical cases of lung HGNET (74 SCLC cases and 41 LCNEC cases)...
September 18, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924275/relationship-among-academic-engagement-burnout-and-student-perceptions-of-curriculum-delivery-in-speech-and-language-therapy-students-from-university-of-concepcion-chile
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Rocio Glaria, Lorena Carmona, Cristhian Perez, Paula Parra
OBJECTIVE: To relate engagement and academic burnout with curriculum evaluation among speech therapy students. METHODS: This observational, cross-sectional study was conducted at the end of the first academic semester for each level and at the end of a theoretical class in order to ensure the maximum participation rate at the University of Concepción, Concepción, Chile, and comprised students of a speech and language therapy programme.Curriculum evaluation scale, academic engagement and academic burnout questionnaires were used...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924115/neurological-complications-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-egpa-the-roles-of-history-and-the-results-of-physical-examinations-in-the-diagnosis-of-egpa
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Hiroshi Oiwa, Sho Mokuda, Tomoyasu Matsubara, Masamoto Funaki, Ikuko Takeda, Takemori Yamawaki, Kazuhiko Kumagai, Eiji Sugiyama
Objective To investigate the clinical symptoms, the physical and neurological findings, and the clinical course of neurological complications in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). Methods A retrospective chart review of EGPA cases managed by two referral hospitals was performed, with a focus on the neurological findings. The study analyzed the symptoms at the onset of EGPA and investigated their chronological relationship. The patient delay (the delay between the onset of symptoms and the initial consultation), and the physician delay (the delay from consultation to the initiation of therapy) were determined and compared...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923870/associations-between-voriconazole-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-toxicity-and-outcome-in-liver-transplant-patients-an-observational-study
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Zahra Hashemizadeh, Parisa Badiee, Seyed Ali Malekhoseini, Hadi Raeisi Shahraki, Bita Geramizadeh, Hashem Montaseri
The aim of this study was to investigate the variability of voriconazole plasma level and its relationship with clinical outcomes and adverse events, among liver transplant recipients to optimize the efficacy and safety of their treatment. Liver transplant recipients treated with voriconazole were included and voriconazole trough levels were quantified by the validated high-performance liquid chromatography method. Cytochrome P450 genotypes of CYP2C19 were evaluated in allograft liver tissues. A total of 832 voriconazole trough levels from 104 patients were measured...
September 18, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923383/design-synthesis-and-structure-activity-relationship-studies-of-a-focused-library-of-pyrimidine-moiety-with-anti-proliferative-and-anti-metastasis-activities-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Dahong Yao, Yuxin Zhou, Lingjuan Zhu, Liang Ouyang, Jin Zhang, Yingnan Jiang, Yuqian Zhao, Dejuan Sun, Shilin Yang, Yang Yu, Jinhui Wang
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a clinical conundrum with distinct clinical and pathologic features, which is characterized by high aggression, poor prognosis, and lack of targeted therapies. In this study, based on the structural features of type II kinase inhibitors, we designed and synthesized a focused library of 41 pyrimidine derivatives possessing potent anti-proliferation activity, Y29 showed the most potent activity against MDA-MB-231 cells. Subsequently, we carried out target prediction, homology modeling, molecular docking, dynamics simulation and determination of enzymatic activity...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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