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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656551/efficacy-of-three-different-steamers-for-control-of-bed-bugs-cimex-lectularius-l
#1
Desen Wang, Changlu Wang, Guohong Wang, Chen Zha, Amanda L Eiden, Richard Cooper
BACKGROUND: Bed bugs, Cimex lectularius L., have become one of the most difficult urban pests to control. Steam treatment is reported to be an effective method to kill bed bugs and is considered to be an important component of bed bug integrated pest management (IPM). We evaluated and compared the efficacy of two affordable consumer-grade commercial steamers to a commonly used professional-grade steamer for killing bed bugs. RESULTS: In laboratory experiments, the consumer-grade steamer at an affordable price achieved the same high control efficacy as the professional-grade steamer for treating bed bugs exposed on mattresses (100% bed bug mortality), located beneath a fabric cover (>89% bed bug mortality), or hiding in cracks (100% bed bug mortality)...
April 15, 2018: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656498/helicobacter-pylori-infection-induced-h3ser10-phosphorylation-in-stepwise-gastric-carcinogenesis-and-its-clinical-implications
#2
Tao-Tao Yang, Na Cao, Hai-Hui Zhang, Jian-Bo Wei, Xiao-Xia Song, Dong-Min Yi, Shuai-Heng Chao, Li-Da Zhang, Ling-Fei Kong, Shuang-Yin Han, Yu-Xiu Yang, Song-Ze Ding
BACKGROUND: Our previous works have demonstrated that Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection can alter histone H3 serine 10 phosphorylation status in gastric epithelial cells. However, whether Helicobacter pylori-induced histone H3 serine 10 phosphorylation participates in gastric carcinogenesis is unknown. We investigate the expression of histone H3 serine 10 phosphorylation in various stages of gastric disease and explore its clinical implication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stomach biopsy samples from 129 patients were collected and stained with histone H3 serine 10 phosphorylation, Ki67, and Helicobacter pylori by immunohistochemistry staining, expressed as labeling index...
April 15, 2018: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656329/comparison-of-perioperative-and-oncological-outcome-of-thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-in-left-decubitus-position-and-in-prone-position-for-esophageal-cancer
#3
Shirou Kuwabara, Kazuaki Kobayashi, Akira Kubota, Ikuma Shioi, Kenji Yamaguchi, Norio Katayanagi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to clarify the differences between thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the left decubitus position (LP) and in the prone position (PP) in terms of short-term perioperative outcomes and long-term oncological outcomes after more than 5 years of follow-up. METHODS: Patients with esophageal cancer who underwent thoracoscopic esophagectomy and were followed up for more than 5 years were analyzed retrospectively. Of 142 patients, 72 underwent LP esophagectomy and 70 underwent PP esophagectomy...
April 15, 2018: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656315/acamprosate-protects-against-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-in-rats-via-blocking-the-erk-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#4
Jun Pan, Rilong Jin, Miaoda Shen, Ronghuan Wu, Sanzhong Xu
Osteoarthritis is a type of joint disease that results from the breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone and is believed to be caused by mechanical stress on the joint and low-grade inflammatory processes. Acamprosate significantly ameliorates the pathological features of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis due to its anti-inflammatory effect. The aims of the present study were to investigate the anti-arthritis activities of acamprosate and elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA) was induced by intradermal injection of complete Freund's adjuvant...
April 14, 2018: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656232/gallium-incorporation-into-phosphate-based-glasses-bulk-and-thin-film-properties
#5
Bryan W Stuart, Colin A Grant, George E Stan, Adrian C Popa, Jeremy J Titman, David M Grant
The osteogenic ions Ca2+ , P5+ , Mg2+ , and antimicrobial ion Ga3+ were homogenously dispersed into a 1.45 µm thick phosphate glass coating by plasma assisted sputtering onto commercially pure grade titanium. The objective was to deliver therapeutic ions in orthopaedic/dental implants such as cementeless endoprostheses or dental screws. The hardness 4.7 GPa and elastic modulus 69.7 GPa, of the coating were comparable to plasma sprayed hydroxyapatite/dental enamel, whilst superseding femoral cortical bone...
March 30, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656222/prolactin-induced-protein-pip-is-a-potential-biomarker-for-early-stage-and-malignant-breast-cancer
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Anju Gangadharan, Themba Nyirenda, Kishan Patel, Nydia Jaimes-Delgadillo, Dominique Coletta, Takemi Tanaka, Ayal C Walland, Zena Jameel, Srinivasa Vedantam, Sittinon Tang, Ciaran Mannion, Grace Y Lee, Andre Goy, Andrew Pecora, K Stephen Suh
OBJECTIVES: Breast cancer (BC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in women. Bioinformatic analysis and expression screening showed that Prolactin Induced Protein (PIP) was differentially expressed in BC. The objective of this investigation was to characterize the expression pattern of PIP, an aspartyl proteinase, in malignant and non-malignant breast tissues. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Real time quantitative PCR was employed to analyze PIP and androgen receptor (AR) mRNA levels in BC cell lines and 190 normal tissues and tumor samples...
April 12, 2018: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656137/haploidentical-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation-demonstrates-stable-engraftment-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease
#7
Santosh L Saraf, Annie L Oh, Pritesh R Patel, Karen Sweiss, Matthew Koshy, Sally Campbell-Lee, Michel Gowhari, Shivi Jain, David Peace, John G Quigley, Irum Khan, Robert E Molokie, Nadim Mahmud, Victor R Gordeuk, Damiano Rondelli
We report on the screening and development of haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for adult patients with clinically aggressive sickle cell disease (SCD) at our institution. Of 50 adult SCD patients referred for HSCT between 1/2014-3/2017, 20% were denied by insurance. Of 41 patients initially screened, 10% lacked an available haploidentical donor, 29% had elevated donor specific antibodies (DSA) and 34% declined to proceed to HSCT. All 10 patients who were transplanted received peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC)...
April 12, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656090/naturally-occurring-compounds-in-differentiation-based-therapy-of-cancer
#8
REVIEW
Sanja Mijatović, Alessia Bramanti, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Paolo Fagone, Goran Kaluđerović, Danijela Maksimović-Ivanić
Differentiation of cancer cells entails the reversion of phenotype from malignant to the original. The conversion to cell type characteristic for another tissue is named transdifferentiation. Differentiation/transdifferentiation of malignant cells in high grade tumor mass could serve as a nonaggressive approach that potentially limits tumor progression and augments chemosensitivity. While this therapeutic strategy is already being used for treatment of hematological cancers, its feasibility for solid malignancies is still debated...
April 12, 2018: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656050/an-expanded-treatment-protocol-of-panobinostat-plus-bortezomib-and-dexamethasone-in-patients-with-previously-treated-myeloma
#9
Vincent L Hansen, Morton Coleman, Stephanie Elkins, Jeffrey P Letzer, Moshe Yair Levy, Lasika Seneviratne, Jessica Rine, Marina White, Emil T Kuriakose
BACKGROUND: Panobinostat was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and European Commission in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone for patients with multiple myeloma who have received ≥ 2 regimens, including bortezomib and an immunomodulatory drug. The PANEX (panobinostat expansion) treatment protocol provided access to panobinostat and gathered additional safety data before commercial availability. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In treatment phase 1, patients received panobinostat 20 mg 3 times per week plus bortezomib 1...
March 14, 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656002/dangers-of-outpatient-nimodipine-use-after-spontaneous-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-accordance-with-the-comprehensive-stroke-center-guidelines
#10
Ching-Jen Chen, Cassie Turnage, Jennifer D Sokolowski, Jeyan S Kumar, M Yashar Kalani, Min S Park
Despite the adverse effects and unclear benefit of the complete 21-day course of nimodipine therapy, The Joint Commission mandates adherence to nimodipine treatment for 21 days after hemorrhage or after hospital discharge if discharged within 21 days for Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) certification. We hereby present a 67 year-old male patient with Hunt-Hess grade 2 and Fisher grade 3 non-aneurysmal spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage who was discharged with oral nimodipine as stipulated by the CSC guidelines, and subsequently developed symptomatic hypotension...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655961/chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-for-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Armin Ghobadi
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is the most common hematologic malignancy. More than 20,000 people in United States, more than 37,000 people in Europe and more than 199,000 people worldwide die of NHL every year. Recent advances in immunotherapeutic approaches for cancer have resulted in development of new classes of very effective immunotherapeutic approaches including chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) cell therapy that are designed to bypass cancer immune evasion. Here, we review recent advances in CAR-T cell therapy for NHL...
April 11, 2018: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655852/aidi-injection-plus-platinum-based-chemotherapy-for-stage-iiib-iv-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-42-rcts-following-the-prisma-guidelines
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Jue Wang, Guochun Li, Lili Yu, Tingting Mo, Qibiao Wu, Zhou Zhou
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aidi injection is one of the most commonly used Chinese patent medicines for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It is made from an extraction of Mylabris Phalerata, Radix Astragalus, Radix Ginseng, and Acanthopanax Senticosus. AIM OF THE STUDY: The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Aidi injection in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy for stage IIIB/IV NSCLC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed following the PRISMA (the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655833/development-of-evidence-based-surveillance-intervals-following-radiofrequency-ablation-of-barrett-s-esophagus
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Cary C Cotton, Rehan Haidry, Aaron P Thrift, Laurence Lovat, Nicholas J Shaheen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Barrett's esophagus (BE) recurs in 25% or more of patients treated successfully with radiofrequency ablation (RFA), so surveillance endoscopy is recommended after complete eradication of intestinal metaplasia (CEIM). The frequency of surveillance is informed only by expert opinion. We aimed to model the incidence of neoplastic recurrence, validate the model in an independent cohort, and propose evidence-based surveillance intervals. METHODS: We collected data from the United States Radiofrequency Ablation Registry (US RFA, 2004-2013) and the United Kingdom National Halo Registry (UK NHR, 2007-2015) to build and validate models to predict the incidence of neoplasia recurrence following initially successful RFA...
April 12, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655817/the-influence-of-insurance-status-on-treatment-and-outcomes-in-oral-cavity-cancer-an-analysis-on-46-373-patients
#14
J Y Shin, J K Yoon, A K Shin, A Z Diaz
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of insurance status on treatment and outcomes in oral cavity cancer. Patients were identified in the National Cancer Database (NCDB). Data were collected and analyzed using χ2 tests, Kaplan-Meier methods, and multivariable Cox regression models. Those uninsured or on Medicaid were more likely to be younger (P<0.001), minority race (P<0.001), have a lower median household income (P<0.001), lower educational attainment (P<0.001), not undergo primary resection (P<0...
April 11, 2018: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655807/temporal-trends-of-time-in-therapeutic-range-and-incidence-of-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
#15
Daniele Pastori, Alessio Farcomeni, Mirella Saliola, Francesco Del Sole, Pasquale Pignatelli, Francesco Violi, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND: Optimal time in therapeutic range (TTR) of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) is crucial for cardiovascular events (CVEs) prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). The relationship between temporal changes of TTR and the incidence of CVEs has been poorly investigated. We investigated 1) temporal trends of TTR in a long-term follow-up of NVAF patients; 2) the incidence of CVEs according to changes of TTR. METHODS: Prospective observational study including 1341 NVAF outpatients (mean age 73...
April 11, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655523/the-clinical-value-of-hpv-e6-e7-and-stat3-mrna-detection-in-cervical-cancer-screening
#16
Yibing Fan, Zongji Shen
OBJECTIVE: To explore the value of human papillomavirus (HPV) E6/E7 and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) mRNA detection in the screening of cervical lesions. METHODS: 192 patients with abnormal ThinPrep cytology test (TCT) results and/or high-risk HPV infection were screened to identify possible cervical lesions in cases. Diagnoses were confirmed by histopathology. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was performed to detect and qualify the mRNAs of HPV E6/E7, STAT3, and Survivin in cervical exfoliated cells...
February 11, 2018: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653354/a-self-tuned-graph-based-framework-for-localization-and-grading-prostate-cancer-lesions-an-initial-evaluation-based-on-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#17
Weifu Chen, Mingquan Lin, Eli Gibson, Matthew Bastian-Jordan, Derek W Cool, Zahra Kassam, Huageng Liang, Guocan Feng, Aaron D Ward, Bernard Chiu
Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) has been established as the state-of-the-art examination for the detection and localization of prostate cancer lesions. Prostate Imaging-Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) has been established as a scheme to standardize the reporting of mpMRI findings. Although lesion delineation and PI-RADS ratings could be performed manually, human delineation and ratings are subjective and time-consuming. In this article, we developed and validated a self-tuned graph-based model for PI-RADS rating prediction...
April 3, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652932/analysis-of-length-of-hospital-stay-using-electronic-health-records-a-statistical-and-data-mining-approach
#18
Hyunyoung Baek, Minsu Cho, Seok Kim, Hee Hwang, Minseok Song, Sooyoung Yoo
BACKGROUND: The length of stay (LOS) is an important indicator of the efficiency of hospital management. Reduction in the number of inpatient days results in decreased risk of infection and medication side effects, improvement in the quality of treatment, and increased hospital profit with more efficient bed management. The purpose of this study was to determine which factors are associated with length of hospital stay, based on electronic health records, in order to manage hospital stay more efficiently...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652831/active-opt-in-consent-underestimates-mean-bmi-z-and-the-prevalence-of-overweight-and-obesity-compared-to-passive-opt-out-consent-evidence-from-the-healthy-together-victoria-and-childhood-obesity-study
#19
Claudia Strugnell, Liliana Orellana, Joshua Hayward, Lynne Millar, Boyd Swinburn, Steven Allender
Background: Tracking population trends in childhood obesity and identifying target areas for prevention requires accurate prevalence data. This study quantified the magnitude of non-participation bias for mean Body Mass Index-z scores and overweight/obesity prevalence associated with low (opt-in) compared to high (opt-out) participation consent methodologies. Methods: Data arose from all Local Government Areas (LGAs) participating in the Healthy Together Victoria Childhood Obesity Study, Australia. Primary schools were randomly selected in 2013 and 2014 and all Grades 4 and 6 students (aged approx...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652639/does-family-cohesion-predict-children-s-effort-the-mediating-roles-of-sense-of-coherence-hope-and-loneliness
#20
David B Feldman, Michal Einav, Malka Margalit
The degree of cohesion and support within families has often been considered a predictor of students' effort-investment and success in school. The objectives of this study are to examine the roles of personal factors (i.e., sense of coherence and hopeful thinking) as well as interpersonal factors (i.e., loneliness) in mediating the relationship between family cohesion and effort. The sample consists of 1719 elementary school children (781 boys and 938 girls) from the fifth and six grades (mean age = 10.25, SD = 0...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Psychology
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