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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549105/outbreak-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-infection-among-heart-transplant-recipients-molecular-investigation-and-management-of-an-inter-human-transmission
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William Vindrios, Nicolas Argy, Solène Le Gal, François-Xavier Lescure, Laurent Massias, Minh Patrick Le, Michel Wolff, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Gilles Nevez, Sandrine Houze, Richard Dorent, Jean-Christophe Lucet
Background: An outbreak of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) occurred among heart transplant recipients (HTR) at the outpatient clinic of a university hospital, from March to September 2015. Clinical, therapeutic, biological and molecular data were analyzed to determine its origin and control the outbreak. Methods: Clinical and biological data regarding all HTR followed in the outpatient clinic were collected. PCP diagnosis was based on microscopy and real-time PCR...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548653/malignant-melanoma-from-cause-to-cure
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June 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546976/a-comparison-the-effects-of-reflexology-and-relaxation-on-the-psychological-symptoms-in-women-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Mozhgan Soheili, Fatemeh Nazari, Vahid Shaygannejad, Mahboobeh Valiani
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) occurs with a variety of physical and psychological symptoms, yet there is not a conclusive cure for this disease. Complementary medicine is a current treatment which seems is effective in relieving symptoms of patients with MS. Therefore, this study is aimed to determine and compare the effects of reflexology and relaxation on anxiety, stress, and depression in women with MS. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study is a randomized clinical trial that is done on 75 women with MS referred to MS Clinic of Kashani Hospital...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546960/microshear-bond-strength-of-nano-bond-adhesive-containing-nanosized-aluminum-trioxide-particles
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Yousef Mohammed Althomali, Mohamed Ismail Ebrahim
OBJECTIVES: The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of nanosized aluminum trioxide (Al2O3) particles when added to the Nano-Bond adhesive system and its effect on the microshear bond strength of nanocomposite resin to dentin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A newly developed adhesive (Nano-Bond) and one type of light-cured resin restorative material (nanocomposite resin) were used in this study. The occlusal surfaces of extracted human molar teeth were ground perpendicular to the long axis of each tooth to expose a flat dentin surface...
April 2017: Journal of Orthodontic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546792/hepatitis-c-virus-and-liver-transplantation
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Kalyan Ram Bhamidimarri, Sanjaya K Satapathy, Paul Martin
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of death from infectious disease and is still the leading indication for liver transplantation in the United States and other Western countries. All-oral, direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapies have revolutionized the field, with HCV cure rates of more than 90% among treated patients. The safety and tolerability of these DAA agents have expanded the feasibility of HCV treatment even in the challenging pre- and post-liver transplant settings. However, the unique properties of DAA agents and the host profiles in these settings can limit the generalizability of HCV regimens, and prolongation of treatment duration or addition of ribavirin may be required in certain scenarios to optimize treatment outcomes...
April 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545934/cure-modeling-in-real-time-prediction-how-much-does-it-help
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Gui-Shuang Ying, Qiang Zhang, Yu Lan, Yimei Li, Daniel F Heitjan
Various parametric and nonparametric modeling approaches exist for real-time prediction in time-to-event clinical trials. Recently, Chen (2016 BMC Biomedical Research Methodology 16) proposed a prediction method based on parametric cure-mixture modeling, intending to cover those situations where it appears that a non-negligible fraction of subjects is cured. In this article we apply a Weibull cure-mixture model to create predictions, demonstrating the approach in RTOG 0129, a randomized trial in head-and-neck cancer...
May 22, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545927/stem-cells-to-restore-insulin-production-and-cure-diabetes
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V Sordi, S Pellegrini, M Krampera, P Marchetti, A Pessina, G Ciardelli, G Fadini, C Pintus, G Pantè, L Piemonti
BACKGROUND: The advancement of knowledge in the field of regenerative medicine is increasing the therapeutic expectations of patients and clinicians on cell therapy approaches. Within these, stem cell therapies are often evoked as a possible therapeutic option for diabetes, already ongoing or possible in the near future. AIM: The purpose of this document is to make a point of the situation on existing knowledge and therapies with stem cells to treat patients with diabetes by focusing on some of the aspects that most frequently raise curiosity and discussion in clinical practice and in the interaction with the patient...
February 21, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545777/inhibitory-effects-of-doxycycline-on-the-onset-and-progression-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-and-its-related-mechanisms
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Maomao Yu, Cong Chen, Yini Cao, Rong Qi
The objective of this study was to investigate whether doxycycline (DOX) given at different doses and via different administration routes had protective or therapeutic effects on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) induced by elastase in mice. Moreover, the anti-AAA mechanism of DOX was studied in TNF-α-stimulated vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) in vitro. For in vivo study, either daily administration of 30mg/kg of DOX by gavage or intraperitoneal injection of 15mg/kg DOX every other day for 14 days significantly prevented the development of AAA at its early stage...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545666/mahuannin-b-an-adenylate-cyclase-inhibitor-attenuates-hyperhidrosis-via-suppressing-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-camp-signaling-pathway
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Zengyong Wang, Yu Cui, Guoyu Ding, Mengge Zhou, Xiaoyao Ma, Yuanyuan Hou, Min Jiang, Dailin Liu, Gang Bai
BACKGROUND: Based on the traditional application of traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs), Ephedra Herba (EH) is used to cure cold fever by inducing sweating, whereas Ephedra Radix (ER) is used to treat hyperhidrosis. Although they come from the same plant, Ephedra sinica Stapf, but have play opposing roles in clinical applications. EH is known to contain ephedrine alkaloids, which is the driver of the physiological changes in sweating, heart rate and blood pressure. However, the active pharmacological ingredients (APIs) of ER and the mechanisms by which it restricts sweating remain unknown...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545423/determinants-of-tuberculosis-transmission-and-treatment-abandonment-in-fortaleza-brazil
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Guy Harling, Antonio S Lima Neto, Geziel S Sousa, Marcia M T Machado, Marcia C Castro
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) remains a public health problem, despite recent achievements in reducing incidence and mortality rates. In Brazil, these achievements were above the worldwide average, but marked by large regional heterogeneities. In Fortaleza (5th largest city in Brazil), the tuberculosis cure rate has been declining and treatment abandonment has been increasing in the past decade, despite a reduction in incidence and an increase in directly observed therapy (DOT). These trends put efforts to eliminate tuberculosis at risk...
May 25, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545381/prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-visible-oral-lesions-in-patients-with-fanconi-anemia-at-risk-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Eunike Velleuer, Ralf Dietrich, Amy Frohnmayer, Natalia Pomjanski, Laura E Hays, Stefan Biesterfeld
Fanconi anemia is a genetic bone marrow failure syndrome, variably associated with congenital anomalies and a sharply increased risk for epithelial malignancies. During the past 20 years, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has dramatically improved survival. However, compared to the general population, FA patients are at greatly increased risk, and at a much younger age, for squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of the oral cavity, esophagus and the anogenital region. The relative risk and age of onset appears to negatively correlate with HSCT in FA patients...
May 24, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545373/modulation-of-aquaporins-by-dietary-patterns-and-plant-bioactive-compounds
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Piero Portincasa, Ilaria Cataldo, Anna Maggio, Patrizia Gena, Ornella de Bari, Grazia Tamma, Piero Portincasa, Calamita Giuseppe
Healthful dietary patterns and bioactive compounds supplementation can be adopted as simple and easy intervention to prevent, attenuate or cure clinical disorders, especially when it comes degenerative and chronic diseases. In the recent years, a growing body of evidence indicates Aquaporins (AQPs), a family of membrane channel proteins widely expressed in the human body, among the targets underlying the beneficial action played by some food nutrients and phytochemical compounds. Here, we provide an overview of what is known regarding the AQP modulation exerted by healthful dietary patterns and plant polyphenols...
May 23, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545127/improvement-of-alt-decay-kinetics-by-all-oral-hcv-treatment-role-of-ns5a-inhibitors-and-differences-with-ifn-based-regimens
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Valeria Cento, Thi Huyen Tram Nguyen, Domenico Di Carlo, Elisa Biliotti, Laura Gianserra, Ilaria Lenci, Daniele Di Paolo, Vincenza Calvaruso, Elisabetta Teti, Maddalena Cerrone, Dante Romagnoli, Michela Melis, Elena Danieli, Barbara Menzaghi, Ennio Polilli, Massimo Siciliano, Laura Ambra Nicolini, Antonio Di Biagio, Carlo Federico Magni, Matteo Bolis, Francesco Paolo Antonucci, Velia Chiara Di Maio, Roberta Alfieri, Loredana Sarmati, Paolo Casalino, Sergio Bernardini, Valeria Micheli, Giuliano Rizzardini, Giustino Parruti, Tiziana Quirino, Massimo Puoti, Sergio Babudieri, Antonella D'Arminio Monforte, Massimo Andreoni, Antonio Craxì, Mario Angelico, Caterina Pasquazzi, Gloria Taliani, Jeremie Guedj, Carlo Federico Perno, Francesca Ceccherini-Silberstein
BACKGROUND: Intracellular HCV-RNA reduction is a proposed mechanism of action of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), alternative to hepatocytes elimination by pegylated-interferon plus ribavirin (PR). We modeled ALT and HCV-RNA kinetics in cirrhotic patients treated with currently-used all-DAA combinations to evaluate their mode of action and cytotoxicity compared with telaprevir (TVR)+PR. STUDY DESIGN: Mathematical modeling of ALT and HCV-RNA kinetics was performed in 111 HCV-1 cirrhotic patients, 81 treated with all-DAA regimens and 30 with TVR+PR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544696/increased-incidence-of-liver-cancer-after-successful-daa-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-fact-or-fiction
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Alfredo Alberti, Sara Piovesan
Therapy of hepatitis C has been revolutionized by Direct Antiviral Agents. These drugs are safe and efficacious in all infected patients, including those with advanced, or decompensated cirrhosis, and are currently largely used in such cases in clinical practice worldwide. It was therefore cause of great concern the publication of two reports suggesting that treatment with DAAs could increase the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients, particularly in those receiving antiviral therapy after having been cured for an HCC...
June 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544654/hypogonadism-in-testicular-cancer-patients-is-associated-with-risk-factors-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-the-metabolic-syndrome
#15
C Bogefors, S Isaksson, J Bobjer, M Kitlinski, I Leijonhufvud, K Link, A Giwercman
More than 95% of testicular cancer are cured but they are at increased long-term risk of cardiovascular disease. The risk of cardiovascular disease and treatment intensity was reported, but it is unknown whether this effect of cancer therapy is direct or indirect, mediated through androgen deficiency. Our aim was, therefore, to evaluate whether testicular cancer patients have increased the prevalence of risk factors of cardiovascular disease and if these risk factors are associated with hypogonadism and/or the cancer treatment given...
May 23, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544211/highly-luminescent-and-ultra-stable-cspbbr3-pervoskite-quantum-dots-silica-alumina-monolith
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Zhichun Li, Long Kong, Shouqiang Huang, Liang Li
We successfully prepared QDs-silica/alumina monolith (QDs-SAM) by a simple sol-gel reaction of Al-Si single precursors with CsPbBr3 QDs blended in toluene solution, without adding water and catalyst. The resultant transparent monolith exhibits high photoluminescence quantum yields (PLQY) up to 90%, and good photostability under strong illumination of blue light for 300 h. We demonstrated that the preliminary ligand exchange of didodecyl dimethyl ammonium bromide (DDAB) was very important to protect CsPbBr3 QDs from the surface damages during sol-gel reaction, which not only allowed us to maintain the original optical properties of CsPbBr3 QDs but also avoided the aggregation of QDs and make the monolith transparent...
May 24, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544139/rettbase-rett-syndrome-database-update
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Rahul Krishnaraj, Gladys Ho, John Christodoulou
Rett syndrome (RTT) is an X-linked progressive neurodevelopmental disorder that primarily affects females. Mutations in the MECP2 gene have been attributed as the major genetic cause of Rett syndrome. Recently, mutations in CDKL5 and FOXG1 genes have also been suggested to give rise to Rett syndrome, although subsequent more extensive studies suggest that diseases resulting from mutations in these two genes should be considered as distinct clinical entities. While the genetic basis for the Rett syndrome has been recognized, so far there is no effective cure for the disease and the treatments available are mainly aimed at ameliorating clinical problems associated with the disorder...
May 25, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544082/a-resource-of-potential-drug-targets-and-strategic-decision-making-for-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-pharmacotherapy
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REVIEW
Richard L Horner, Kevin P Grace, Andrew Wellman
There is currently no pharmacotherapy for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) but there is no principled a priori reason why there should not be one. This review identifies a rational decision-making strategy with the necessary logical underpinnings that any reasonable approach would be expected to navigate to develop a viable pharmacotherapy for OSA. The process first involves phenotyping an individual to quantify and characterize the critical predisposing factor(s) to their OSA pathogenesis and identify, a priori, if the patient is likely to benefit from a pharmacotherapy that targets those factors...
May 25, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544053/sickness-sin-and-discrimination-some-contemporary-challenges-for-uk-mental-health-nursing-practice-with-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-lgb-people-and-communities
#19
Sarah Carr, Alfonso Pezzella
Curing 'homosexuality' or same-sex attraction has been a recurrent trope in Western psychiatry and mental health services for over a century. Despite the progress made in the UK with equality legislation, improvements in general social attitudes and the slowly increasing confidence of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals and communities (Carr, 2005), it appears to pose challenges for practice in the UK even today. This was recently highlighted in 2014 when the Department of Health requested the publication of a consensus statement from major UK mental health professional bodies outlining concern about and opposition to 'conversion' or 'reparative' therapy being offered to LGB people by practitioners (often working within a religious frame of reference) claiming to be able to 'cure' same-sex attraction (UK Council for Psychotherapy, 2014)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544016/recent-advances-of-crispr-cas9-genome-editing-technologies-for-biological-and-biomedical-investigations
#20
Vijai Singh, Nisarg Gohil, Robert Ramírez García, Darren Braddick, Christian Kuete Fofié
The Type II CRISPR-Cas9 system is a simple, efficient, and versatile tool for targeted genome editing in a wide range of organisms and cell types. It continues to gain more scientific interest and has established itself as an extremely powerful technology within our synthetic biology toolkit. It works upon a targeted site and generates a double strand breaks that become repaired by either the NHEJ or HDR pathway, modifying or permanently replacing the genomic target sequences of interest. These can include viral targets, single-mutation genetic diseases, and multiple-site corrections for wide scale disease states, offering the potential to manage and cure some of mankind's most persistent biomedical menaces...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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