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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531885/fetal-treatment-2017-the-evolution-of-fetal-therapy-centers-a-joint-opinion-from-the-international-fetal-medicine-and-surgical-society-ifmss-and-the-north-american-fetal-therapy-network-naftnet
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Anita J Moon-Grady, Ahmet Baschat, Darrell Cass, Mahesh Choolani, Joshua A Copel, Timothy M Crombleholme, Jan Deprest, Stephen P Emery, Mark I Evans, Francois I Luks, Mary E Norton, Greg Ryan, Kuojen Tsao, Ross Welch, Michael Harrison
More than 3 decades ago, a small group of physicians and other practitioners active in what they called "fetal treatment" authored an opinion piece outlining the current status and future challenges anticipated in the field. Many advances in maternal, neonatal, and perinatal care and diagnostic and therapeutic modalities have been made in the intervening years, yet a thoughtful reassessment of the basic tenets put forth in 1982 has not been published. The present effort will aim to provide a framework for contemporary redefinition of the field of fetal treatment, with a brief discussion of the necessary minimum expertise and systems base for the provision of different types of interventions for both the mother and fetus...
May 23, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528646/metal-based-combinations-that-target-protein-synthesis-by-fungi
#2
Cindy Vallières, Simon V Avery
A wide range of fungicides (or antifungals) are used in agriculture and medicine, with activities against a spectrum of fungal pathogens. Unfortunately, the evolution of fungicide resistance has become a major issue. Therefore, there is an urgent need for new antifungal treatments. Certain metals have been used for decades as efficient fungicides in agriculture. However, concerns over metal toxicity have escalated over this time. Recent studies have revealed that metals like copper and chromate can impair functions required for the fidelity of protein synthesis in fungi...
2017: Advances in Microbial Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528259/the-endlessness-evolution-of-medicine-continuous-increase-in-life-expectancy-and-constant-role-of-the-physician
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, Filippos Triposkiadis, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Harisios Boudoulas
In this review, the endless evolution of medical science and medical technology, and its effects on disease metamorphosis and increased life expectancy are discussed. In certain instances, the past will be compared with the present and predictions for the future will be outlined. Further, the constant role of the physician in maintaining the health of human beings is emphasized in this evolution.
May 18, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525252/-medical-supply-planning-dynamic-registry-of-physicians-sixth-reform-of-the-state-and-numerus-clausus
#4
N Benahmed, A De Wever, M Pirson
INTRODUCTION: The last few years have seen major changes in the Belgian medical planning. The paper aims to describe them and to assess how they will affect the medical demography. METHOD: Grey literature review and federal and federated entities legislation summary. RESULTS: A new dynamic register allows a better knowledge of medical workforce in all sectors of labour market. Recent legislation evolutions induce fragmentation of competences related to human resource for health planning : federal authorities are responsive for the fixation of number of GP and specialists and community authorities for registration of health professionals and fixation of sub-quotas in different branches of specialised medicine...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524737/utilizing-next-generation-sequencing-in-the-management-of-multiple-myeloma
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Marta Lionetti, Antonino Neri
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a bone marrow plasma cell malignancy characterized by wide clinical presentation and heterogeneous genetic background. Despite the recent advances in patient outcome, new markers are needed for improving risk prediction and choice of a more appropriate therapy. In this perspective, the genetic makeup of MM cells is being better characterized by means of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies. Areas covered: The authors discuss how the application of NGS has improved our knowledge of MM biology by discovering its mutational landscape, identifying the operating mutational processes, and revealing the clonal composition of tumors and the dynamics of its evolution; and how this can have important clinical implications in terms of prognostication, therapeutic choices, and response assessment...
May 19, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524624/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-progress-in-understanding-the-disease-and-prioritizing-strategies-for-drug-development
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REVIEW
P Ghataorhe, C J Rhodes, L Harbaum, M Attard, J Wharton, M R Wilkins
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), at one time a largely overlooked disease, is now the subject of intense study in many academic and biotech groups. The availability of new treatments has increased awareness of the condition. This in turn has driven a change in the demographics of PAH, with an increase in the mean age at diagnosis. The diagnosis of PAH in more elderly patients has highlighted the need for careful phenotyping of patients and for further studies to understand how best to manage pulmonary hypertension associated with, for example, left heart disease...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523337/a-parallel-between-two-important-romanian-histologists-of-twentieth-century-alexandru-tupa-1886-1956-and-cornel-crisan-1895-1958
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Dan Cristian Bârsu
During the XXth century, the evolution of histology in Romania was marked by different personalities. The aim of our paper is to present a parallel between two Professors of Histology: Alexandru Tupa (1886-1956) and Cornel Crisan (1895-1958) - who were contemporaries. Thus, we bring a homage to their memory, because in 2016 was the anniversary of 130 years since the birth of Al. Tupa and in 2018 will be the commemoration of 60 years since the death of C. Crisan. Both carried out their didactic and scientific activities at two prestigious Faculties of Medicine from Romania: Tupa in Jassy and Crisan in Cluj...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522885/dynamically-tunable-cell-culture-platforms-for-tissue-engineering-and-mechanobiology
#8
Koichiro Uto, Jonathan H Tsui, Cole A DeForest, Deok-Ho Kim
Human tissues are sophisticated ensembles of many distinct cell types embedded in the complex, but well-defined, structures of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Dynamic biochemical, physicochemical, and mechano-structural changes in the ECM define and regulate tissue-specific cell behaviors. To recapitulate this complex environment in vitro, dynamic polymer-based biomaterials have emerged as powerful tools to probe and direct active changes in cell function. The rapid evolution of polymerization chemistries, structural modulation, and processing technologies, as well as the incorporation of stimuli-responsiveness, now permit synthetic microenvironments to capture much of the dynamic complexity of native tissue...
February 2017: Progress in Polymer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521336/chemical-ecology-of-antibiotic-production-by-actinomycetes
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Anne van der Meij, Sarah F Worsley, Matthew I Hutchings, Gilles P van Wezel
Actinomycetes are a diverse family of filamentous bacteria that produce a plethora of natural products relevant for agriculture, biotechnology and medicine, including the majority of the antibiotics we use in the clinic. Rather than as free-living bacteria, many actinomycetes have evolved to live in symbiosis with among others plants, fungi, insects and sponges. As a common theme, these organisms profit from the natural products and enzymes produced by the actinomycetes, for example, for protection against pathogenic microbes, for growth promotion or for the degradation of complex natural polymers such as lignocellulose...
May 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517988/the-promise-and-the-hype-of-personalised-medicine
#10
Tim Maughan
Personalised medicine is widely considered as the way of the future for medicine. However, progress in cancer, with a few outstanding exceptions, has fallen below expectations because of the challenges of tumour heterogeneity and clonal evolution. In both benign and malignant disease, diseases caused by single genetic alterations are more amenable to precision medicine approaches. However, most common diseases are caused by a complex interplay of multiple genetic and environmental factors making personalised medicine far more challenging...
April 2017: New Bioethics: a Multidisciplinary Journal of Biotechnology and the Body
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512290/evolution-of-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-after-dcd-renal-transplantation
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Hong Jiang, Luxi Cao, Lihui Qu, Tingting Qu, Guangjun Liu, Rending Wang, Bingjue Li, Yuchen Wang, Chaoqun Ying, Miao Chen, Yingying Lu, Shi Feng, Yonghong Xiao, Junwen Wang, Jianyong Wu, Jianghua Chen
Infection after renal transplantation remains a major cause of morbidity and death, especially infection from the extensively drug-resistant bacteria, A. baumannii. A total of fourteen A. baumannii isolates were isolated from the donors' preserved fluid from DCD (donation after cardiac death) renal transplantation and four isolates in the recipients' draining liquid at the Kidney Disease Center, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, from March 2013 to November 2014. An outbreak of A...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512066/use-of-electroencephalography-brain-computer-interface-systems-as-a-rehabilitative-approach-for-upper-limb-function-after-a-stroke-a-systematic-review
#12
REVIEW
Esther Monge-Pereira, Jaime Ibañez-Pereda, Isabel M Alguacil-Diego, Jose I Serrano, María P Spottorno-Rubio, Francisco Molina-Rueda
BACKGROUND: Brain computer interface (BCI) systems have been suggested as a promising tool for neurorehabilitation. However, to date, there is a lack of homogeneous findings. Furthermore, no systematic reviews have analyzed the degree of validation of these interventions for upper limb (UL) motor rehabilitation post-stroke. OBJECTIVES: To compile all available studies that assess an UL intervention based on an electroencephalography (EEG) - BCI system in stroke...
May 13, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508826/genomic-aberrations-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-their-impact-on-treatment-outcome
#13
REVIEW
Amrallah A Mohammed, Hani El-Tanni, Mohammed A Alsakkaf, Ahmad A Mirza, Tariq Al-Malki Atiah, Arwa Al-Malki Atiah
The therapeutic options of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) therapy has been changed since the first discovery of activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations and the development of specific EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors, which resulted in the evolution of "personalized medicine." There are a considerable number of genomic aberrations in NSCLC serving as potential predictive biomarkers and drug targets and still more. We summarized the molecular pathways, potential targets, and possible impact on disease outcome in NSCLC...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507230/computational-design-of-treatment-strategies-for-proactive-therapy-on-atopic-dermatitis-using-optimal-control-theory
#14
Panayiotis Christodoulides, Yoshito Hirata, Elisa Domínguez-Hüttinger, Simon G Danby, Michael J Cork, Hywel C Williams, Kazuyuki Aihara, Reiko J Tanaka
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic skin disease characterized by recurrent skin inflammation and a weak skin barrier, and is known to be a precursor to other allergic diseases such as asthma. AD affects up to 25% of children worldwide and the incidence continues to rise. There is still uncertainty about the optimal treatment strategy in terms of choice of treatment, potency, duration and frequency. This study aims to develop a computational method to design optimal treatment strategies for the clinically recommended 'proactive therapy' for AD...
June 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503549/learning-from-mother-nature-innovative-tools-to-boost-endogenous-repair-of-critical-or-difficult-to-heal-large-tissue-defects
#15
REVIEW
Ranieri Cancedda, Sveva Bollini, Fiorella Descalzi, Maddalena Mastrogiacomo, Roberta Tasso
For repair of chronic or difficult-to-heal tissue lesions and defects, major constraints exist to a broad application of cell therapy and tissue engineering approaches, i.e., transplantation of "ex vivo" expanded autologous stem/progenitor cells, alone or associated with carrier biomaterials. To enable a large number of patients to benefit, new strategies should be considered. One of the main goals of contemporary regenerative medicine is to develop new regenerative therapies, inspired from Mother Nature. In all injured tissues, when platelets are activated by tissue contact, their released factors promote innate immune cell migration to the wound site...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503228/network-meta-analysis-a-technique-to-gather-evidence-from-direct-and-indirect-comparisons
#16
Fernanda S Tonin, Inajara Rotta, Antonio M Mendes, Roberto Pontarolo
Systematic reviews and pairwise meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials, at the intersection of clinical medicine, epidemiology and statistics, are positioned at the top of evidence-based practice hierarchy. These are important tools to base drugs approval, clinical protocols and guidelines formulation and for decision-making. However, this traditional technique only partially yield information that clinicians, patients and policy-makers need to make informed decisions, since it usually compares only two interventions at the time...
January 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501928/the-behavioral-and-social-sciences-contributions-and-opportunities-in-academic-medicine
#17
Patrick O Smith, R Kevin Grigsby
The Association of American Medical Colleges plays a leading role in supporting the expansion and evolution of academic medicine and medical science in North America, which are undergoing high-velocity change. Behavioral and social science concepts have great practical value when applied to the leadership practices and administrative structures that guide and support the rapid evolution of academic medicine and medical sciences. The authors are two behavioral and social science professionals who serve as academic administrators in academic medical centers...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493821/multicentric-studies-of-the-fetal-neurobehavior-by-kanet-test
#18
Asim Kurjak, Panos Antsaklis, Milan Stanojevic, Radu Vladareanu, Simona Vladareanu, Raul Moreira Neto, Lara Spalldi Barisic, Selma Porovic, Taib Delic
Assessment of fetal neurobehavior and detection of neurological impairment prenatally has been a great challenge in perinatal medicine. The evolution of four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound not only enabled a better visualization of fetal anatomy but also allowed the study of fetal behavior in real time. Kurjak Antenatal Neurodevelopmental Test (KANET) was developed for the assessment of fetal neurobehavior and the detection of neurological disorders, based on the assessment of the fetus by application of 4D ultrasound in the same way that a neonate is assessed postnatally...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486327/tourniquets-in-trauma-care-a-review-of-application
#19
Brian Cornelius, Ryan Campbell, Pat McGauly
Traumatic hemorrhage has been identified as the leading cause of battlefield death in recent conflicts. Although injury patterns are not directly reproducible to the civilian world, treatment advancements can be used to provide care to patients worldwide. Long-standing dogma regarding the use of tourniquets has been disproved, and there is now recognition of the critical role that tourniquets play in trauma care. The history and evolution of tourniquets, including the identification of previous faults in application, will lead to an examination of the current devices in use along with evidence-based recommendations for use...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483710/current-nonclinical-testing-paradigms-in-support-of-safe-clinical-trials-an-iq-consortium-drusafe-perspective
#20
Lynne D Butler, Peggy Guzzie-Peck, James Hartke, Matthew S Bogdanffy, Yvonne Will, Dolores Diaz, Elisabeth Mortimer-Cassen, Mazin Derzi, Nigel Greene, Joseph J DeGeorge
The transition from nonclinical to First-in-Human (FIH) testing is one of the most challenging steps in drug development. In response to serious outcomes in a recent Phase 1 trial (sponsored by Bial), IQ Consortium/DruSafe member companies reviewed their nonclinical approach to progress small molecules safely to FIH trials. As a common practice, safety evaluation begins with target selection and continues through iterative in silico and in vitro screening to identify molecules with increased probability of acceptable in vivo safety profiles...
May 5, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
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