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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441850/-clinical-application-of-one-stage-operation-of-epicardial-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-and-cardiac-surgery
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C L Ren, S L Jiang, C S Xiao, R Wang, C Q Gao
Objective: To summarize the results and clinical application experience of one-stage operation of epicardial permanent pacemaker implantation and cardiac surgery. Methods: From November 2014 to July 2016, 15 patients (9 males and 6 females) with ages ranging from 50 to 73 (63.5±6.2) years requiring cardiac surgery with bradycardia underwent one-stage operation of epicardial permanent pacemaker implantation and cardiac surgery. All operations were performed under general anesthesia with chest median incision approach...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441796/role-of-dietary-crocin-in-in-vivo-melanoma-tumor-remission
#2
Hamid A Bakshi, Faruck Lukmanul Hakkim, Smitha Sam, Farideh Javid
Background: Melanoma is a deadly form of malignancy. Early diagnosis might pave the way to cure but its aggressive nature leads to rapid dissemination and colonization of distant organs. Dietary herbs may play a significant role in prevention of cancer. In this study, we tested anti-tumor efficacy of the Crocus sativus derived active constituent crocin, well established to have anti-cancer properties in different cancer models by our group and other groups and other groups. Notably, crocin is reported to exert anti-proliferative effect on melanoma cells (B16F10) in vitro...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441320/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-is-ineffective-as-an-adjuvant-to-daptomycin-with-rifampicin-treatment-in-a-murine-model-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-implant-associated-osteomyelitis
#3
Nis Pedersen Jørgensen, Kasper Hansen, Caroline Marie Andreasen, Michael Pedersen, Kurt Fuursted, Rikke L Meyer, Eskild Petersen
Implant-associated infections caused by bacterial biofilms are difficult to treat. Surgical intervention is often necessary to cure the patient, as the antibiotic recalcitrance of biofilms renders them untreatable with conventional antibiotics. Intermittent hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) has been proposed as an adjuvant to conventional antibiotic treatment and it has been speculated that combining HBOT with antibiotics could improve treatment outcomes for biofilm infections. In this study we addressed whether HBOT could improve treatment outcomes of daptomycin and rifampicin combination therapy...
April 25, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441149/epigenetic-regulatory-mutations-and-epigenetic-therapy-for-multiple-myeloma
#4
Daphné Dupéré-Richer, Jonathan D Licht
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Next generation sequencing and large-scale analysis of patient specimens has created a more complete picture of multiple myeloma (MM) revealing that epigenetic deregulation is a prominent factor in MM pathogenesis. RECENT FINDINGS: Over half of MM patients have mutations in genes encoding epigenetic modifier enzymes. The DNA methylation profile of MM is related to the stage of the disease and certain classes of mutations in epigenetic modifiers are more prevalent upon disease relapse, suggesting a role in disease progression...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440977/low-re-infection-rate-of-helicobacter-pylori-after-successful-eradication-in-thailand-a-2-years-study
#5
Ratha Korn Vilaichone, Arti Wongcha Um, Peranart Chotivitayatarakorn
Background: H. pylori is an important cause of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers and gastric cancer. Re-infection rates after successful eradication vary in different regions of the world but only limited studies have been performed in ASEAN Countries to clarify this important issue. The present study was designed to evaluate the H. pylori re-infection rate and predictors of re-infection in Thailand. Methods: We recruited patients with chronic gastritis after 1 and 2 years successful H. pylori eradication from Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani (Central urban area) and Maesod district, Tak (Northern rural area), Thailand...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440524/-clinical-epidemiological-characteristics-and-change-trend-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-over-the-past-15-years
#6
Jinping Wang, Yi Cui, Jinhui Wang, Baili Chen, Yao He, Minhu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical epidemiology change trend of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) over the past 15 years. METHODS: Consecutive patients who was diagnosed as continuous UGIB in the endoscopy center of The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun-Yat University during the period from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 1998 and the period from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013 were enrolled in this study. Their gender, age, etiology, ulcer classification, endoscopic treatment and hospitalization mortality were compared between two periods...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440190/characterization-of-a-novel-polysaccharide-iron-iii-complex-and-its-anti-anemia-and-nonspecific-immune-regulating-activities
#7
Yun Zhang, Fanyi Ma, Jinhua Zhu, Zuliang Du, Yingyong Zhao, Xiuhua Liu
Dioscorea opposita Thunb. is the famous food and traditional medicine in China and it was rich in polysaccharides. Polysaccharides of D. Opposita Thunb. possess immunoregulatory activity, free radical scavenging activity and anti-diabetic activity. A novel polysaccharide-iron(III) complex (CYPIC) was synthesized by using crude polysaccharide extracted from Dioscorea opposita Thunb. The component, structure, morphology and molecular weights of CYPIC were analysed, and the anti-anemia, acute toxicity and nonspecific immune regulating activities of CYPIC were assayed...
April 24, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439936/hiv-positive-men-who-have-sex-with-men-are-at-high-risk-of-development-of-significant-liver-fibrosis-after-an-episode-of-acute-hepatitis-c
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K Steininger, A Boyd, S Dupke, I Krznaric, A Carganico, M Munteanu, S Neifer, M Schuetze, M Obermeier, K Arasteh, A Baumgarten, P Ingiliz
Acute hepatitis C virus infection remains a major health concern in human immunodeficiency virus(HIV)-infected men who have sex with men (MSM). New direct-acting antiviral agent (DAA) combination therapy has not yet been approved for the treatment for acute hepatitis C virus(HCV), thereby potentially causing deferral of HCV treatment. Therefore, we aimed to study the course of liver disease after an episode of acute HCV. This study is a retrospective single-centre cohort of HIV-positive MSM with acute HCV infection...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439893/outcome-after-intensive-reinduction-therapy-and-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-in-paediatric-relapsed-acute-myeloid-leukaemia
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Lene Karlsson, Erik Forestier, Henrik Hasle, Kirsi Jahnukainen, Ólafur G Jónsson, Birgitte Lausen, Ulrika Norén Nyström, Josefine Palle, Anne Tierens, Bernward Zeller, Jonas Abrahamsson
Given that 30-40% of children with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) relapse after primary therapy it is important to define prognostic factors and identify optimal therapy. From 1993 to 2012, 543 children from the Nordic countries were treated according to two consecutive protocols: 208 children relapsed. The influence of disease characteristics, first line treatment, relapse therapy and duration of first remission on outcome was analysed. Second complete remission (CR2) was achieved in 146 (70%) patients. Estimated 5-year overall survival (OS5y ) was 39 ± 4% for the whole group and 43 ± 4% for the 190 patients given re-induction therapy, of whom 76% received regimens that included fludarabine, cytarabine (FLA) ± anthracyclines, 18% received Nordic Society for Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (NOPHO) upfront blocks and 5% received other regimens...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439747/management-of-cirrhotic-patients-after-successful-hcv-eradication
#10
REVIEW
Ryan M Kwok, Tram T Tran
Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) is a hepatotropic virus which, when untreated, can lead to progressive inflammation and fibrosis resulting in cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and decompensations related to end-stage liver disease. The relatively recent introduction of all oral, interferon-free, direct-acting antiviral medications against HCV has transformed the management of these patients. Previous treatment regimens were prolonged, poorly tolerated, and frequently did not result in cure. Current therapies achieve sustained viral response (SVR) in the vast majority of patients including those with decompensated liver disease; a previously challenging population to treat...
April 24, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439596/comparative-clinical-study-of-laparoscopic-and-open-surgery-in-children-with-choledochal-cysts
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Guoxin Song, Xiangyu Jiang, Jian Wang, Aiwu Li
To investigate the safety and effectiveness of laparoscopic management of choledochal cysts compared with the open approach, even in early childhood.  Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of 206 patients with choledochal cysts between June 2003 and May 2015. Of these, 104 patients underwent open cyst excision and hepaticojejunostomy (open operation [OP]) and 102 patients received laparoscopic management and hepaticojejunostomy (laparoscopic operation [LP]). The patients who underwent a laparoscopic approach were further divided by the age of 3 years...
May 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439577/shear-bond-strength-of-lining-materials-to-calciumsilicate-cements-at-different-time-intervals
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Alena Schmidt, Edgar Schäfer, Till Dammaschke
PURPOSE: To compare the shear bond strength of three different light-curing, flowable composites (Ionoseal [IS], Vertise flow [VF], and Futurabond NR + Grandio Flow [GF]) on MTA-Angelus [MTA] or Biodentine [BD] at three different time intervals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Freshly mixed MTA or BD was applied into 180 identical plaster molds. Three minutes, 15 min, and 2 days after mixing, specimens of IS, VF, and GF with standardized size and diameter were applied on MTA and BD specimens (n = 10 per material and time interval)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439019/type-i-interferons-induced-by-endogenous-or-exogenous-viral-infections-promote-metastasis-and-relapse-of-leishmaniasis
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Matteo Rossi, Patrik Castiglioni, Mary-Anne Hartley, Remzi Onur Eren, Florence Prével, Chantal Desponds, Daniel T Utzschneider, Dietmar Zehn, Maria G Cusi, F Matthew Kuhlmann, Stephen M Beverley, Catherine Ronet, Nicolas Fasel
The presence of the endogenous Leishmania RNA virus 1 (LRV1) replicating stably within some parasite species has been associated with the development of more severe forms of leishmaniasis and relapses after drug treatment in humans. Here, we show that the disease-exacerbatory role of LRV1 relies on type I IFN (type I IFNs) production by macrophages and signaling in vivo. Moreover, infecting mice with the LRV1-cured Leishmania guyanensis (LgyLRV1(-) ) strain of parasites followed by type I IFN treatment increased lesion size and parasite burden, quantitatively reproducing the LRV1-bearing (LgyLRV1(+) ) infection phenotype...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438971/the-impact-and-efficacy-of-surveillance-in-patients-with-sarcoma-of-the-extremities
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P Cool, G Cribb
OBJECTIVES: In this cross sectional study, the impact and the efficacy of a surveillance programme for sarcomas of the extremities was analysed. METHODS: All patients who had treatment with curative intent for a high-grade sarcoma and were diagnosed before 2014 were included and followed for a minimum of two years. RESULTS: Of the 909 patients who had a review appointment in 2014, 131 were under review for a high-grade sarcoma of the extremities following treatment with curative intent...
April 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437703/antiviral-treatment-strategies-based-on-gene-silencing-and-genome-editing
#15
REVIEW
Roger Badia, Ester Ballana, José A Esté, Eva Riveira-Muñoz
The ability of some viruses to establish latently infected chronic reservoirs that escape to immune control becomes a major roadblock that impedes the cure of these infections. Therefore, new alternatives are needed to pursuit the eradication of viral persistent infections. Gene silencing technologies are in constant evolution and provide an outstanding sequence specificity that allows targeting any coding sequence of interest. Here we provide an overview of the development of gene silencing technologies ranging from initially RNA interference to the recently developed CRISPR/Cas9 and their potential as new antiviral strategies focusing on the eradication of HIV...
April 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437512/dentist-practice-patterns-and-therapeutic-confidence-in-the-treatment-of-pain-related-to-temporomandibular-disorders-in-a-dental-practice-based-research-network
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Naoki Kakudate, Yoko Yokoyama, Futoshi Sumida, Yuki Matsumoto, Valeria V Gordan, Gregg H Gilbert, Ana M Velly, Eric L Schiffman
AIMS: To quantify the practice patterns of Japanese dentists in the management of pain related to temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and to identify specific characteristics that are significantly associated with the decision to perform occlusal adjustment for TMD-related pain. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted consisting of a questionnaire survey of dentists affiliated with the Dental Practice-Based Research Network Japan (JDPBRN) (n = 148). Participants were asked how they diagnosed and treated TMD-related pain...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437385/before-or-after-transplantation-a-review-of-the-cost-effectiveness-of-treating-waitlisted-patients-with-hepatitis-c
#17
Elliot B Tapper, Nezam H Afdhal, Michael P Curry
All patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections can and should be treated. Though highly effective direct-acting antiviral therapies are costly, the price of a cure is a 1-time investment that is outweighed by future benefits. For clinicians caring for patients requiring liver transplant, the key question relates to the timing of treatment: before or after liver transplantation? On 1 hand, treating HCV often improves our patients' model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score, decreasing costs, and potentially improving longevity by reducing our patients' risk of death and transplantation...
May 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436019/antibiotic-therapy-for-pelvic-inflammatory-disease
#18
REVIEW
Ricardo F Savaris, Daniele G Fuhrich, Rui V Duarte, Sebastian Franik, Jonathan Ross
BACKGROUND: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection that affects 4% to 12% of young women, and is one of the most common causes of morbidity in this age group. The main intervention for acute PID is the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics which cover Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and anaerobic bacteria, administered intravenously, intramuscularly, or orally. In this review, we assessed the optimal treatment regimen for PID. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of antibiotic regimens used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease...
April 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435994/thalassemia-minor-and-major-%C3%A2-current-management
#19
REVIEW
Ved Prakash Choudhry
Thalassemia is a common genetic disorder. It has been estimated that in India nearly 5 crore people are thalassemia carriers. They are asymptomatic and are detected on blood tests. These people are at same risk of developing iron deficiency anemia as general population and need iron therapy in the presence of iron deficiency anemia. Nearly 12,000 children with thalassemia major (Homozygous state) are born every year. These children often present with significant anemia along with hepatosplenomegaly during infancy and require early diagnosis and institution of therapy with repeated blood transfusions and chelation therapy...
April 24, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435951/a-novel-method-for-in-situ-synthesis-of-sers-active-gold-nanostars-on-polydimethylsiloxane-film
#20
B Fortuni, Y Fujita, M Ricci, T Inose, R Aubert, G Lu, J A Hutchison, J Hofkens, L Latterini, H Uji-I
A novel one-step in situ synthesis of gold nanostars (AuNSs) on a pre-cured polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) film is proposed for the fabrication of highly sensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates. Plasmonic activity of the substrates was investigated by collecting SERS maps of 4-mercaptobenzoic acid (4-MBA). The applicability of these flexible substrates is further demonstrated by SERS-based pesticide detection on fruit skin.
April 24, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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