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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440853/antibiotic-strategies-for-eradicating-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-people-with-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Simon C Langton Hewer, Alan R Smyth
BACKGROUND: Respiratory tract infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa occurs in most people with cystic fibrosis. Once chronic infection is established, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is virtually impossible to eradicate and is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Early infection may be easier to eradicate.This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2003, and previously updated in 2006, 2009 and 2014. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether antibiotic treatment of early Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in children and adults with cystic fibrosis eradicates the organism, delays the onset of chronic infection, and results in clinical improvement...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440472/human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-alleviate-acute-myocarditis-by-modulating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-extracellular-signal-regulated-1-2-mediated-apoptosis
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Changyi Zhang, Guichi Zhou, Chanxin Cai, Jindi Li, Fen Chen, Lichun Xie, Wei Wang, Yonggang Zhang, Xiulan Lai, Lian Ma
Acute myocarditis is a non-ischemic inflammatory disease of the myocardium, and there is currently no standard treatment. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can alleviate myosin‑induced myocarditis; however, the mechanism has not been clearly elucidated. In the present study, the authors investigated the ability of human umbilical cordMSCs (HuMSCs) to attenuate myocardial injury and dysfunction during the acute phase of experimental myocarditis. Male Lewis rats (aged 8 weeks) were injected with porcine myosin to induce myocarditis...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440350/high-frequency-ultrasonography-of-the-hand-versus-anti-ra33-evaluation-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-pilot-study
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Andreea Lili Barbulescu, Paulina Lucia Ciurea, Carmen Mitran, Beatrice Andreea Chisalau, Cristina Dorina Parvanescu, Sineta Cristina Firulescu, Maria Balasoiu, Mihail Virgil Boldeanu, Horatiu Popoviciu, Florentin Ananu Vreju
AIM: Accurate diagnosis and early treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can lead to a good outcome and a correct management of the disease. We aimed toinvestigate the prognostic value of anti-RA33 antibodies, by evaluating the relationship with ultrasonographic (US) findings in patients with early RA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a prospective study which included 29 patients, diagnosed with early RA according to the ACR/EULAR 2010 criteria and 21 sex and age-matched control subjects...
April 22, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439890/herpes-simplex-virus-induced-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-a-systematic-literature-review-with-analysis-of-43-cases
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REVIEW
Margherita Nosadini, Shekeeb S Mohammad, Francesco Corazza, Ezia Maria Ruga, Kavitha Kothur, Giorgio Perilongo, Anna Chiara Frigo, Irene Toldo, Russell C Dale, Stefano Sartori
AIM: To conduct a systematic literature review on patients with biphasic disease with herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis followed by anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis. METHOD: We conducted a case report and systematic literature review (up to 10 December 2016), focused on differences between herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) and anti-NMDAR encephalitis phases, age-related characteristics of HSV-induced anti-NMDAR encephalitis, and therapy...
April 25, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439708/hepatitis-b-virus-infection-assessed-3-to-18%C3%A2-years-after-vaccination-in-cuban-children-and-adolescents-born-to-hbsag-positive-mothers
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Licel de Los Angeles Rodríguez Lay, Marité Bello Corredor, Maria Caridad Montalvo Villalba, Annia Gertrudis Chibás Ojeda, Susel Sariego Frómeta, Manuel Diaz González, Yoandra Abad Lamoth, Meilin Sánchez Wong, Aurélie Sausy, Claude P Muller, Judith M Hübschen
Thirty-two participants, aged between 3-18 years, born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive mothers and vaccinated at birth were analyzed for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Overall, 56% had anti-HB titers ≥10 IU/L; five were positive for antibodies to the core antigen (anti-HBc), and two of these were also positive for HBsAg/DNA. One of the HBsAg/anti-HBc double-negative children presented with an unusual occult infection (HBV DNA-positive). No known vaccine escape mutations were detectable...
April 24, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439422/anti-aging-effect-and-gene-expression-profiling-of-dung-beetle-glycosaminoglycan-in-aged-rats
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Mi Young Ahn, Ban Ji Kim, Ha Jeong Kim, Jae Sam Hwang, Yi-Sook Jung, Kun-Koo Park
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the anti-aging effect of a newly prepared insect-derived compound, dung beetle glycosaminoglycan (GAG), given intraperitoneally to old SD rats as part of their diet for 1 month. Insect GAG administration was found to be related to a reduction in oxidative damage, hepato-cellular biomarker levels, protein carbonyl content, and malondialdehyde concentration. The anti-aging-related molecular genetic mechanisms of dung beetle GAG are not yet fully elucidated...
2017: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439418/prevention-practices-influencing-frequency-of-occurrence-of-vaso-occlusive-crisis-among-sickle-cell-patients-in-abeokuta-south-local-government-area-of-ogun-state-nigeria
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Olorunfemi Emmanuel Amoran, Ahmed Babatunde Jimoh, Omotola Ojo, Temitope Kuponiyi
BACKGROUND: Africa is the most affected continent with 200,000 new born affected by sickle cell anemia annually with of 5% of under five deaths. Nigeria has the largest sickle cell gene pool in the world with about 2% of all babies born to Nigerian parents. This study therefore sets out to assess the prevention practices influencing the frequency of occurrence of vaso-occlusive crisis among patients in Ogun State. METHODS: This study is a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in Abeokuta South Local Government Area Ogun State...
2017: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439203/cystic-tuberculosis-osteomyelitis-of-the-distal-tibia-in-infancy
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Seyit Ali Gümüştaş, Talat Çağırmaz, Mehmet Müfit Orak, Gökhan Pehlivanoğlu, Sedat Öktem
One-third of tuberculosis cases affect the musculoskeletal system. Solitary bone tuberculosis is a rare condition in infancy, has non-specific findings, and can be misdiagnosed easily. Cystic form tuberculosis may mimic many other pathologic conditions. In our case report, we present tuberculosis osteomyelitis of the distal tibia in a baby aged ten months who visited our outpatient department with swelling and pain in their left ankle. Curettage and debridement was performed twice for the lesion. An under-knee splint was applied for 3 months and anti-tuberculosis treatment was given for 12 months...
March 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438924/analysis-of-the-effects-on-the-qt-interval-of-a-gatifloxacin-containing-regimen-versus-standard-treatment-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Piero L Olliaro, Corinne Merle, Thuli Mthiyane, Boubacar Bah, Ferdinand Kassa, Evans Amukoye, Alimatou N' Diaye, Christian Perronne, Christian Lienhardt, Helen Mcilleron, Katherine Fielding
Background: The effects on ventricular repolarisation - recorded on the ECG as lengthening of the QT interval - of acute tuberculosis and those of standard and alternative anti-tuberculosis regimens are under-documented. A correction factor (QTc) is introduced to make the QT independent of the heart rate, translating into the slope of the regression line between QT and heart rate being close to zero.Methods: ECGs were performed pre- and 1-5 hours post-dosing (month 1, 2, end of treatment) around drugs' peak concentration time in tuberculosis patients treated with either the standard 6-month treatment (rifampicin and isoniazid for 6 months, pyrazinamide and ethambutol for 2 months; "control") or a test regimen with gatifloxacin, rifampicin and isoniazid given for 4 months (pyrazinamide for the first 2 months) as part of the OFLOTUB study, a randomized controlled trial conducted in five African countries...
April 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438557/the-isozyme-selective-phosphodiesterase-4-inhibitor-abi-4-attenuates-the-effects-of-lipopolysaccharide-in-human-cells-and-rodent-models-of-peripheral-and-cns-inflammation
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Joseph R Hedde, Ashley N Hanks, Christopher J Schmidt, Zoë A Hughes
Inhibitors of phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) have been approved for the treatment of inflammatory disorders, but are associated with dose-limiting nausea and vomiting. These side effects are hypothesized to be mediated by inhibition of the PDE4D isozyme. Here we demonstrate the anti-inflammatory effects of the novel brain penetrant PDE4D-sparing PDE4 inhibitor, ABI-4. ABI-4 was a potent (EC50 ∼14 nM) inhibitor of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced TNF-α release from mouse microglia and human PBMCs. ABI-4 (0.32 mg/kg) blocked LPS-induced release of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6) in blood and brain of mice...
April 21, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438429/association-of-serum-magnesium-level-with-poor-glycemic-control-and-renal-functions-in-nepalese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Daya Ram Pokharel, Dipendra Khadka, Manoj Sigdel, Naval Kishor Yadav, Ramchandra Kafle, Ravindra Mohan Sapkota, Sanjay Kumar Jha
BACKGROUND: Hypomagnesaemia has been shown to be associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its complications. The present study investigated the association of hypomagnesaemia with T2DM and its complications in patients hailed mostly from the western hilly region of Nepal. METHODS: This study was conducted among 150 type 2 diabetic patients and 150 of non-diabetic controls between May to September 2016. Relevant demographic, anthropometric, physiological and biochemical variables were measured using standard protocols...
April 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437860/chronic-inhibition-of-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-by-urb597-produces-differential-effects-on-cardiac-performance-in-normotensive-and-hypertensive-rats
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Anna Pedzinska-Betiuk, Jolanta Weresa, Marek Toczek, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Irena Kasacka, Ewa Harasim-Symbor, Barbara Malinowska
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitors are postulated to possess anti-hypertensive potential, because their acute injection decreases blood pressure (BP) in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) partially through normalization of cardiac contractile function. Here, we examined whether the potential hypotensive effect of chronic FAAH inhibition by URB597 in hypertensive rats correlates with changes in cardiac performance. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Experiments were performed using perfused hearts and left atria isolated from 8-10 week old SHR, age-matched deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA-salt) rats and normotensive controls chronically treated with URB597 (1 mg kg(-1) ) or vehicle...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437631/age-independent-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-amh-standard-deviation-scores-to-estimate-ovarian-function
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Josef van Helden, Ralf Weiskirchen
OBJECTIVIES: To determine single year age-specific anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) standard deviation scores (SDS) for women associated to normal ovarian function and different ovarian disorders resulting in sub- or infertility. DESIGN AND METHODS: Determination of particular year median and mean AMH values with standard deviations (SD), calculation of age-independent cut off SDS for the discrimination between normal ovarian function and ovarian disorders. RESULTS: Single-year-specific median, mean, and SD values have been evaluated for the Beckman Access AMH immunoassay...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437539/safety-and-efficacy-of-antiviral-therapy-for-prevention-of-cytomegalovirus-reactivation-in-immunocompetent-critically-ill-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Nicholas J Cowley, Andrew Owen, Sarah C Shiels, Joanne Millar, Rebecca Woolley, Natalie Ives, Husam Osman, Paul Moss, Julian F Bion
Importance: Latent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is present in more than half the adult population, and a viral reactivation (ie, when the virus becomes measurable in body fluids such as blood) can occur in up to one-third of these individuals during episodes of critical illness. Objective: To determine whether antiviral therapy is safe and effective for preventing CMV reactivation in a general population of critically ill patients. Design, Setting, and Participants: A single-center, open-label, randomized, controlled clinical trial recruited 124 CMV-seropositive patients undergoing mechanical ventilation for at least 24 hours in the intensive care unit between January 1, 2012, and January 31, 2014...
April 24, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437470/respiratory-syncytial-virus-neutralizing-serum-antibody-titers-in-infants-following-palivizumab-prophylaxis-with-an-abbreviated-dosing-regimen
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Jennifer Claydon, Amitava Sur, Allison Callejas, Mihoko Ladd, Eddie Kwan, Richard Taylor, Stuart E Turvey, Alfonso Solimano, Pascal M Lavoie, Nico Marr
BACKGROUND: Monthly injections of palivizumab during the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) season in at-risk infants reduces RSV-associated hospitalizations. However, the additive effect of naturally acquired immunity remains unclear. The objective of this study was to assess total neutralizing serum antibodies (NAb) against RSV in at-risk infants who had received an abbreviated course of palivizumab prophylaxis. METHODS: Serum samples were collected from infants enrolled in the RSV Immunoprophylaxis Program in British Columbia, Canada over 2 consecutive RSV seasons (2013 to 2015)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437431/factors-associated-with-acquired-anti-ifn-%C3%AE-autoantibody-in-patients-with-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection
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Pakpoom Phoompoung, Nasikarn Ankasekwinai, Manop Pithukpakorn, Suporn Foongladda, Pinklow Umrod, Bhoom Suktitipat, Surakameth Mahasirimongkol, Sasisopin Kiertiburanakul, Yupin Suputtamongkol
BACKGROUND: The clinical syndrome of disseminated nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection in patients who were previously healthy is now well recognized to be associated with an acquired autoantibody to Interferon gamma (Anti IFN- γ autoantibody). However, the risk factors of this syndrome remain unknown. METHOD: We performed an unmatched case control study among patients with NTM diseases who were diagnosed and treated at Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436937/efficacy-of-anti-sclerostin-monoclonal-antibody-bps804-in-adult-patients-with-hypophosphatasia
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Lothar Seefried, Jasmin Baumann, Sarah Hemsley, Christine Hofmann, Erdmute Kunstmann, Beate Kiese, Yue Huang, Simon Chivers, Marie-Anne Valentin, Babul Borah, Ronenn Roubenoff, Uwe Junker, Franz Jakob
BACKGROUND: Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare genetic disorder resulting in variable alterations of bone formation and mineralization that are caused by mutations in the ALPL gene, encoding the tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (ALP) enzyme. METHODS: In this phase IIA open-label, single-center, intra-patient, dose-escalating study, adult patients with HPP received 3 ascending intravenous doses of 5, 10, and 20 mg/kg BPS804, a fully human anti-sclerostin monoclonal antibody, on days 1, 15, and 29, respectively...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435582/transient-osteoporosis-of-the-hip-a-case-report
#18
K Pande, T T Aung, J F Leong, I Bickle
Transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH) is a benign, selflimiting condition characterised by acute onset groin pain in adults. Early diagnosis is important to differentiate it from progressive conditions such as osteonecrosis. We report on a middle-aged male who presented with right groin pain without any prior trauma. The diagnosis of transient osteoporosis of hip was confirmed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and he was successfully treated with a course of Alendronate sodium, anti-inflammatory analgesics and a period of non-weight bearing ambulation...
March 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435464/clinical-efficacy-of-omalizumab-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-is-associated-with-a-reduction-of-fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri-positive-cells-in-the-skin
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Martin Metz, Petra Staubach, Andrea Bauer, Randolf Brehler, Janine Gericke, Michael Kangas, Joanna Ashton-Chess, Philip Jarvis, Panayiotis Georgiou, Janice Canvin, Rainer Hillenbrand, Veit J Erpenbeck, Marcus Maurer
Background. Treatment with omalizumab, a humanized recombinant monoclonal anti-IgE antibody, results in clinical efficacy in patients with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU). The mechanism of action of omalizumab in CSU has not been elucidated in detail. Objectives. To determine the effects of omalizumab on levels of high affinity IgE receptor-positive (FcεRI(+)) and IgE-positive (IgE(+)) dermal cells and blood basophils. Treatment efficacy and safety were also assessed. Study design. In a double-blind study, CSU patients aged 18‑75 years were randomized to receive 300 mg omalizumab (n=20) or placebo (n=10) subcutaneously every 4 weeks for 12 weeks...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435069/age-related-increase-in-wnt-inhibitor-causes-a-senescence-like-phenotype-in-human-cardiac-stem-cells
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Tamami Nakamura, Tohru Hosoyamaa, Junichi Murakami, Makoto Samura, Koji Ueno, Hiroshi Kurazumi, Ryo Suzuki, Akihito Mikamo, Kimikazu Hamano
Aging of cardiac stem/progenitor cells (CSCs) impairs heart regeneration and leads to unsatisfactory outcomes of cell-based therapies. As the precise mechanisms underlying CSC aging remain unclear, the use of therapeutic strategies for elderly patients with heart failure is severely delayed. In this study, we used human cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs), a subtype of CSC found in the postnatal heart, to identify secreted factor(s) associated with CSC aging. Human CDCs were isolated from heart failure patients of various ages (2-83 years old)...
April 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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