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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330719/nicotinamide-mononucleotide-inhibits-jnk-activation-to-reverse-alzheimer-disease
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Zhiwen Yao, Wenhao Yang, Zhiqiang Gao, Peng Jia
Amyloid-β (Aβ) oligomers have been accepted as major neurotoxic agents in the therapy of Alzheimer's disease (AD). It has been shown that the activity of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is related with the decline of Aβ toxicity in AD. Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), the important precursor of NAD+, is produced during the reaction of nicotinamide phosphoribosyl transferase (Nampt). This study aimed to figure out the potential therapeutic effects of NMN and its underlying mechanisms in APPswe/PS1dE9 (AD-Tg) mice...
March 18, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329410/long-term-outcome-after-a-treosulfan-based-conditioning-regimen-for-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-report-from-the-acute-leukemia-working-party-of-the-european-society-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation
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Arnon Nagler, Myriam Labopin, Dietrich Beelen, Fabio Ciceri, Liisa Volin, Avichai Shimoni, Roberto Foá, Noel Milpied, Jacopo Peccatori, Emmanuelle Polge, Audrey Mailhol, Mohamad Mohty, Bipin N Savani
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is a curative therapy for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, post-HCT relapse and regimen-related toxicity remain significant barriers to long-term survival. In recent years, new conditioning regimens have been explored to improve transplantation outcomes in patients with AML. Treosulfan combines a potent immunosuppressive and antileukemic effect with a low toxicity profile. METHODS: To investigate the role of treosulfan-based conditioning, the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Acute Leukemia Working Party performed a registry analysis of 520 adult patients with AML who received treosulfan-based conditioning and underwent HCT between 2000 and 2012, including 225 patients in first complete remission, 107 in second or later complete remission, and 188 with active/advanced disease 188 (88 with primary refractory disease)...
March 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327079/patterns-of-practice-in-community-mental-health-treatment-of-adult-depression
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Cara C Lewis, C Nathan Marti, Brigid R Marriott, Kelli Scott, David Ayer
OBJECTIVE: Community mental health therapists often endorse an eclectic orientation, but few studies reveal how therapists utilize elements of evidence-based psychotherapies. This study aimed to characterize treatment as usual patterns of practice among therapists treating depressed adults in community mental health settings. METHOD: Therapists (N = 165) from the USA's largest not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health services completed surveys assessing their demographics and practice element use with depressed adult clients...
March 22, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326196/iact-cel-a-feasibility-trial-of-a-face-to-face-and-internet-based-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-intervention-for-chronic-pain-in-singapore
#4
Su-Yin Yang, Rona Moss-Morris, Lance M McCracken
Psychological interventions are increasingly utilising online or mobile phone based platforms to deliver treatment, including that for people with chronic pain. The aims of this study were to develop an adapted form of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for chronic pain in Singapore and to test the feasibility of elements of this treatment delivered via the internet and email. Methods. Thirty-three participants recruited from a tertiary pain management clinic and via the clinic website participated in this program over a period of five weeks with a 3-month follow-up...
2017: Pain Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325175/developing-a-peer-support-protocol-for-improving-veterans-engagement-to-computer-delivered-cognitive-behavioural-therapy
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John M Ray, Lakiesha L Kemp, Amanda Hubbard, Michael A Cucciare
BACKGROUND: Computer-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) is an effective alternative to provider-delivered treatment for depression and anxiety, but high attrition poses a significant challenge to its use. Peer support is a feasible approach to improving cCBT engagement, but less is known about its acceptability among Veterans. AIMS: To obtain feedback from Veterans (n = 24) with depression and/or anxiety on their preferences for (a) activities of Veterans Administration Peer Support Specialists (VA PSS) in helping Veterans use Moving Forward, a cCBT-based protocol developed by VA, and (b) methods for delivering support to Veterans using this programme...
March 22, 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322237/characteristics-and-outcome-of-patients-with-therapy-related-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-front-line-treated-with-or-without-arsenic-trioxide
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S Kayser, J Krzykalla, M A Elliott, K Norsworthy, P Gonzales, R K Hills, M R Baer, Z Ráčil, J Mayer, J Novak, P Žák, T Szotkowski, D Grimwade, N H Russell, R B Walter, E H Estey, J Westermann, M Görner, A Benner, A Krämer, B D Smith, A K Burnett, C Thiede, C Röllig, A D Ho, G Ehninger, R F Schlenk, M S Tallman, M J Levis, U Platzbecker
Therapy-related acute promyelocytic leukemia (t-APL) is relatively rare, with limited data on outcome after treatment with arsenic trioxide (ATO) compared to standard intensive chemotherapy (CTX). We evaluated 103 adult t-APL patients undergoing treatment with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) alone (n=7) or in combination with ATO (n=24), CTX (n=53), or both (n=19). Complete remissions were achieved after induction therapy in 57% with ATRA, 100% with ATO/ATRA, 78% with CTX/ATRA, and 95% with CTX/ATO/ATRA. Early death rates were 43% for ATRA, 0% for ATO/ATRA, 12% for CTX/ATRA, and 5% for CTX/ATO/ATRA...
March 21, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320406/the-acceptability-and-feasibility-of-a-brief-psychosocial-intervention-to-reduce-blood-borne-virus-risk-behaviours-among-people-who-inject-drugs-a-randomised-control-feasibility-trial-of-a-psychosocial-intervention-the-protect-study-versus-treatment-as-usual
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Gail Gilchrist, Davina Swan, April Shaw, Ada Keding, Sarah Towers, Noel Craine, Alison Munro, Elizabeth Hughes, Steve Parrott, John Strang, Avril Taylor, Judith Watson
BACKGROUND: While opiate substitution therapy and injecting equipment provision (IEP) have reduced blood-borne viruses (BBV) among people who inject drugs (PWID), some PWID continue to share injecting equipment and acquire BBV. Psychosocial interventions that address risk behaviours could reduce BBV transmission among PWID. METHODS: A pragmatic, two-armed randomised controlled, open feasibility study of PWID attending drug treatment or IEP in four UK regions. Ninety-nine PWID were randomly allocated to receive a three-session manualised psychosocial group intervention and BBV transmission information booklet plus treatment as usual (TAU) (n = 52) or information booklet plus TAU (n = 47)...
March 21, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318101/individual-volume-based-3d-gamma-indices-for-pretreatment-vmat-qa
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Jinling Yi, Ce Han, Xiaomin Zheng, Yongqiang Zhou, Zhenxiang Deng, Congying Xie, Xiance Jin, Fu Jin
Although gamma analysis is still a widely accepted quantitative tool to analyze and report patient-specific QA for intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT), the correlation between the 2D percentage gamma passing rate (%GP), and the clinical dosimetric difference for IMRT and VMAT has been questioned. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of individual volume-based 3D gamma indices for pretreatment VMAT QA. Percentage dosimetric errors (%DE) of dose-volume histogram metrics (includes target volumes and organ at risks) between the treatment planning system and QA-reconstructed dose distribution, %GPs for individual volume and global gamma indices, as well their correlations and sensitivities were investigated for one- and two-arc VMAT plans...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316273/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-brief-cognitive-remediation-targeting-metacognition-in-acute-inpatients-with-psychosis-a-case-series
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Dimosthenis Tsapekos, Rumina Taylor, Matteo Cella
Cognitive remediation (CR) is an intensive intervention targeting cognitive impairment with the aim of improving functioning in people with psychotic disorders. Shorter forms of CR based on metacognition and targeting awareness of cognitive problems may be more appropriate for acute inpatient settings where time is limited. The objective of the study was to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a new brief course of CR targeting cognitive and metacognitive difficulties within an acute inpatient psychiatric setting...
March 20, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314434/acceptability-of-medication-and-nonmedication-treatment-for-insomnia-among-female-veterans-effects-of-age-insomnia-severity-and-psychiatric-symptoms
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Najwa C Culver, Yeonsu Song, Sarah Kate McGowan, Constance H Fung, Michael N Mitchell, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Joseph M Dzierzewski, Karen R Josephson, Stella Jouldjian, Donna L Washington, Elizabeth M Yano, C Amanda Schweizer, Cathy A Alessi, Jennifer L Martin
PURPOSE: Female veterans are at high risk for sleep problems, and there is a need to provide effective treatment for this population who experience insomnia. This study's primary goal was to compare the acceptability of medication versus nonmedication treatments for insomnia among female veterans. In addition, we examined the role of patient age, severity of sleep disturbance, and psychiatric symptoms on acceptability of each treatment approach and on the differences in acceptability between these approaches...
November 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303494/current-management-strategy-for-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Hussein Merza, Marijo Bilusic
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Major strides have been made in the treatment of kidney cancer in the last several years with checkpoint immunotherapies and novel targeted agents. This manuscript will review current treatment strategies for metastatic renal cell carcinoma and will discuss future directions. RECENT FINDINGS: Most recently, several new drugs including nivolumab, cabozantinib, and a combination of lenvatinib and everolimus have demonstrated acceptable toxicity and significantly improved overall survival, but evidence-based guidelines for sequencing of the approved treatment options and treatment selection based on biomarkers are still missing...
April 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300375/photon-optimizer-po-prevails-over-progressive-resolution-optimizer-pro-for-vmat-planning-with-or-without-knowledge-based-solution
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Fan Jiang, Hao Wu, Haizhen Yue, Fei Jia, Yibao Zhang
The enhanced dosimetric performance of knowledge-based volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) planning might be jointly contributed by the patient-specific optimization objectives, as estimated by the RapidPlan model, and by the potentially improved Photon Optimizer (PO) algorithm than the previous Progressive Resolution Optimizer (PRO) engine. As PO is mandatory for RapidPlan estimation but optional for conventional manual planning, appreciating the two optimizers may provide practical guidelines for the algorithm selection because knowledge-based planning may not replace the current method completely in a short run...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298398/management-of-copd-exacerbations-a%C3%A2-european-respiratory-society-american-thoracic-society-guideline
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Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Marc Miravitlles, John R Hurst, Peter M A Calverley, Richard K Albert, Antonio Anzueto, Gerard J Criner, Alberto Papi, Klaus F Rabe, David Rigau, Pawel Sliwinski, Thomy Tonia, Jørgen Vestbo, Kevin C Wilson, Jerry A Krishnan
This document provides clinical recommendations for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations.Comprehensive evidence syntheses, including meta-analyses, were performed to summarise all available evidence relevant to the Task Force's questions. The evidence was appraised using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation approach and the results were summarised in evidence profiles. The evidence syntheses were discussed and recommendations formulated by a multidisciplinary Task Force of COPD experts...
March 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297358/evaluation-of-the-eclipse-emc-algorithm-for-bolus-electron-conformal-therapy-using-a-standard-verification-dataset
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Robert L Carver, Conrad P Sprunger, Kenneth R Hogstrom, Richard A Popple, John A Antolak
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and calculation speed of electron dose distributions calculated by the Eclipse electron Monte Carlo (eMC) algorithm for use with bolus electron conformal therapy (ECT). The recent commercial availability of bolus ECT technology requires further validation of the eMC dose calculation algorithm. eMC-calculated electron dose distributions for bolus ECT have been compared to previously measured TLD-dose points throughout patient-based cylindrical phantoms (retromolar trigone and nose), whose axial cross sections were based on the mid-PTV (planning treatment volume) CT anatomy...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293049/microrna-modulation-during-the-in-vitro-culture-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-prior-to-transplantation
#15
Saeid Shahrabi, Saeid Kaviani, Masoud Soleimani, Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, Behnaz Bakhshandeh, Saeideh Hajizamani, Najmaldin Saki
BACKGROUND: Human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) is an acceptable and readily accessible source of stem cells. There is an ongoing interest in cord blood stem cell therapies; however, little is known about the possible unfavorable effects of laboratory modifications on the isolated HUCB cells. The involvement of miRNAs in several biological processes has been shown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible changes in miRNA expression profiles in CD133(+) hematopoietic cells after in vitro culture...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292509/impact-of-serum-apolipoprotein-a-i-on-prognosis-and-bevacizumab-efficacy-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Qi Quan, Yuanyuan Huang, Qi Chen, Huijuan Qiu, Qiaozhen Hu, Yuming Rong, Tingwei Li, Liangping Xia, Bei Zhang
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the role of apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-I) as a predictor of prognosis and treatment efficacy of bevacizumab in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) treated with first-line chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study on consecutive patients who were diagnosed with mCRC at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. According to their pretreatment ApoA-I level, patients were divided into low- and high-ApoA-I groups...
April 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292409/therapeutic-options-to-treat-pediatric-obesity
#17
REVIEW
Allen F Browne
Obesity in children and adolescents is a severe health, psychosocial, and economic problem. Treatment of obesity should be based on the physiology, biochemistry, and genetics of the disease. Treatment is designed to prevent the comorbidities of obesity and allow a healthy, high-quality, and productive life. Treatment is based on healthy living and usually involves tools such as pharmacotherapy, medical device therapy, and bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery is not acceptable to most patients, parents, primary care providers, and payers...
April 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287065/effectiveness-of-group-behavioural-activation-for-depression-a-pilot-study
#18
Stephen Kellett, Mel Simmonds-Buckley, Paul Bliss, Glenn Waller
BACKGROUND: The evidence base for behavioural activation (BA) is mainly grounded in the individual delivery method, with much less known about the impact of group delivery. AIMS: To conduct a pilot study of behavioural activation in groups (BAG) for depression delivered in a routine service setting, in order to explore acceptability, effectiveness and predictors of outcome. METHODS: The manualized group treatment format was delivered in a Primary Care mental health setting, at step three of an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service...
March 13, 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285235/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-mothers-of-children-with-epilepsy-a-study-in-a-teaching-hospital
#19
Ali-Asghar Kolahi, Mohsen Abbasi-Kangevari, Pouya Bakhshaei, Farhad Mahvelati-Shamsabadi, Seyed-Hassan Tonekaboni, Ahmad-Reza Farsar
OBJECTIVE: Knowledge about epilepsy and attitudes towards patients with epilepsy can affect measures taken to manage epilepsy and seizures. Support and understanding of mothers is invaluable in enabling children with epilepsy to develop normal life skills in living with epilepsy. In order to identify the educational needs of mothers of children with epilepsy, their knowledge, attitudes, and practices should be assessed. Therefore, we interviewed a group of mothers of children with epilepsy who were referred to a pediatric neurology clinic in a teaching hospital...
March 9, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284902/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-in-pain-and-psychological-disorders-towards-a-hybrid-future
#20
REVIEW
Nicole K Y Tang
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of evidence-based talking therapy that emphasises the importance of behaviour and conscious thoughts in shaping our emotional experiences. As pain becomes increasingly accepted as not only a sensory but also an emotional experience, success in using CBT to treat emotional disorders has resulted in the incorporation of cognitive-behavioural principles into the management of chronic pain. Outcomes of CBT-informed interdisciplinary pain management programmes are modest at best, despite rapid methodological improvements in trial design and implementation...
March 8, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
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