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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333119/phytotherapeutics-oridonin-and-ponicidin-show-additive-effects-combined-with-irradiation-in-pancreatic-cancer-in-vitro
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Jakob Liermann, Patrick Naumann, Franco Fortunato, Thomas E Schmid, Klaus-Josef Weber, Jürgen Debus, Stephanie E Combs
Background: Chemoradiation of locally advanced non-metastatic pancreatic cancer can lead to secondary operability by tumor mass reduction. Here, we analyzed radiomodulating effects of oridonin and ponicidin in pancreatic cancer in vitro. Both agents are ent-kaurane diterpenoids, extracted from Isodon rubescens, a plant that is well known in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cytotoxic effects have recently been shown in different tumor entities for both agents. Materials and methods: Pancreatic cancer cell lines AsPC-1, BxPC-3, Panc-1 and MIA PaCa-2 were pretreated with oridonin or ponicidin and irradiated with 2 Gy to 6 Gy...
December 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331953/efficacy-tolerability-and-acceptability-of-oxycodone-for-cancer-related-pain-in-adults-an-updated-cochrane-systematic-review
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Mia Schmidt-Hansen, Michael I Bennett, Stephanie Arnold, Nathan Bromham, Jennifer S Hilgart
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, tolerability and acceptability of oxycodone for cancer pain in adults METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process, Embase, SCI, Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science, BIOSIS, PsycINFO and four trials registries to November 2016. RESULTS: We included 23 randomised controlled trials with 2144 patients analysed for efficacy and 2363 for safety. Meta-analyses showed no significant differences between controlled-release (CR) and immediate-release oxycodone in pain intensity or adverse events but did show significantly better pain relief after treatment with CR morphine compared with CR oxycodone...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331761/prevention-of-articular-cartilage-degeneration-in-a-rat-model-of-monosodium-iodoacetate-induced-osteoarthritis-by-oral-treatment-with-withaferin-a
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Dharmendra Choudhary, Sulekha Adhikary, Naseer Ahmad, Priyanka Kothari, Ashwni Verma, Prabodh Kumar Trivedi, Prabhat Ranjan Mishra, Ritu Trivedi
Withaferin A (WFA), a highly oxygenated withanolide is used for anti-osteoporotic, fracture healing, obesity control as medicine and dietary supplement in Ayurveda and Unani medicine but its potential remains to be investigate for the osteoarthritis studies. In the present study, chondro-protective effects of WFA, under in vitro and in vivo conditions were evaluated. In-vitro pharmacological activity of WFA was tested on rat articular chondrocytes through MTT, DPPH, different staining, FACS and translation studies...
January 10, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329734/the-morphological-changes-of-bronchovascular-bundles-within-subsolid-nodules-on-hrct-correlate-with-the-new-iaslc-classification-of-adenocarcinoma
#4
L Liu, N Wu, W Tang, F Xu, L-N Zhou, P-Q Ma, L Li, X Liang
AIM: To observe the morphological changes of bronchovascular bundles within subsolid nodules on high-resolution (HR) computed tomography (CT) and analyse the correlation with the new adenocarcinoma classification. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and sixteen lesions (absent consolidation on mediastinal window) were reviewed retrospectively. CT features including dimensions, contour, morphological changes of the blood vessels, and bronchi/bronchioles, vacuole signs, and their correlation with histopathology were evaluated...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329732/changes-in-quantitative-ct-image-features-of-ground-glass-nodules-in-differentiating-invasive-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-from-benign-and-in-situ-lesions-histopathological-comparisons
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Y P Zhang, M A Heuvelmans, H Zhang, M Oudkerk, G X Zhang, X Q Xie
AIM: To evaluate progressive changes in quantitative CT features of the non-solid component of ground-glass nodules (GGNs) from baseline to follow-up to differentiate invasive (minimally invasive adenocarcinoma [MIA] and invasive adenocarcinoma [IA]) GGNs from benign or pre-invasive (adenocarcinoma in situ [AIS]) lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a GGN detected at baseline and follow-up computed tomography (CT), examined by tissue sampling were included in the study...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329686/highlighting-priority-areas-for-bovine-viral-diarrhea-control-in-italy-a-phylogeographic-approach
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Erika Ebranati, Stefania Lauzi, Francesco Cerutti, Claudio Caruso, Loretta Masoero, Ana Moreno, Gian Mario De Mia, Simone Peletto, Gianguglielmo Zehender, Camilla Luzzago
The prevalence and genetic diversity of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) in a geographic area are largely influenced by live animal trade and management practices. Despite control and eradication programs currently underway in several European countries, the risk of BVDV spread within and among countries is still present. BVDV-1 is the predominant type circulating in European cattle population. In this study, a phylogeographic analysis was applied to the BVDV-1 highest prevalent subtypes in Italy to reconstruct the origin and spatial-temporal distribution and to trace main viral flows between different locations to highlight priority areas for BVDV control...
January 9, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324871/citrullinated-histone-h3-as-a-novel-prognostic-blood-marker-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
#7
Charlotte Thålin, Staffan Lundström, Cedric Seignez, Maud Daleskog, Annika Lundström, Peter Henriksson, Thomas Helleday, Mia Phillipson, Håkan Wallén, Mélanie Demers
Citrullinated histone H3 (H3Cit) is a central player in the neutrophil release of nuclear chromatin, known as neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). NETs have been shown to elicit harmful effects on the host, and were recently proposed to promote tumor progression and spread. Here we report significant elevations of plasma H3Cit in patients with advanced cancer compared with age-matched healthy individuals. These elevations were specific to cancer patients as no increase was observed in severely ill and hospitalized patients with a higher non-malignant comorbidity...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324682/malnutrition-inflammation-atherosclerosis-syndrome-mia-and-diet-recommendations-among-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-treated-with-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Małgorzata Maraj, Beata Kuśnierz-Cabala, Paulina Dumnicka, Agnieszka Gala-Błądzińska, Katarzyna Gawlik, Dorota Pawlica-Gosiewska, Anna Ząbek-Adamska, Małgorzata Mazur-Laskowska, Piotr Ceranowicz, Marek Kuźniewski
Malnutrition-inflammation-atherosclerosis syndrome is one of the causes of increased mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of the study was to assess the inflammation and nutritional status of patients in end-stage kidney disease treated with maintenance hemodialysis. The study included a group of 98 hemodialyzed patients with stage 5 CKD (38 women and 60 men). Albumin, prealbumin (PRE), and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured in serum samples collected before mid-week dialysis. Fruit and vegetables frequency intakes were assessed with a questionnaire...
January 11, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324653/surgical-dynamometer-to-simultaneously-measure-the-tension-forces-and-the-distance-between-wound-edges-during-the-closure-of-a-laparotomy
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Joan Roca, Miquel Nogués, Rafael Villalobos, María Carmen Mías, Martí Comellas, Cristina Gas, Jorge Juan Olsina
The closure of the abdominal wall after making a laparotomy is a major challenge for surgeons, since a significant percentage of closures fail and incisional hernias rise. The suture has to withstand the forces required to close the incision, while not hindering the adequate wound healing progression. Currently, there is no surgical measuring device that could be used to determine the required closing forces, which can be very different depending on the patient. This paper presents a dynamometer to measure the tension forces to be applied while closing a surgical incision, and it simultaneously measures the distance between wound edges...
January 11, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319388/woohwangcheongsimwon-prevents-high-fat-diet-induced-memory-deficits-and-induces-sirt1-in-mice
#10
Hyunwoo Park, Mia Kim, Im-Joon Shin, Jonghee Park, Soo Yong Bang, Chunsik Yi, Myoung-Ae Kim, Jae-Hwan Lew, Joo Won Suh, Sungho Maeng
Woohwangcheongsimwon (WHC) is a mixture of herbal medicines that is widely prescribed in Korean traditional medicine. SIRT1 is known for its regulatory roles in energy metabolism, oxidative stress, and circadian rhythms. This study was designed to determine whether WHC can increase and mimic the biological reactions of SIRT1 activation. Ten-month-old male mice were divided into four groups: nontreated normal diet (ND), nontreated high-fat diet (HFD), WHC-treated ND, and WHC-treated HFD. Body weight and cognitive functions were evaluated after treatment...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315979/prevention-of-pressure-ulcers-in-patients-undergoing-sub-acute-rehabilitation-after-severe-brain-injury-an-observational-study
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Marianne Brostrup Sachs, Mia Moth Wolffbrandt, Ingrid Poulsen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to uncover efforts made by healthcare professionals to prevent pressure ulcers (PUs) in patients with severe brain injury undergoing treatment at a sub-acute rehabilitation department. BACKGROUND: PUs is a major burden for patients and also generate considerable healthcare costs. PUs are, nevertheless, prevalent in both secondary and primary care. DESIGN: In this qualitative study, we performed 24-hour observation on four patients undergoing rehabilitation for severe brain injury...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315262/intraarticularly-injected-mesenchymal-stem-cells-stimulate-anti-inflammatory-molecules-and-inhibit-pain-related-protein-and-chondrolytic-enzymes-in-a-monoiodoacetate-induced-rat-arthritis-model
#12
Toru Ichiseki, Miyako Shimazaki, Yoshimichi Ueda, Shusuke Ueda, Masanobu Tsuchiya, Daisuke Souma, Ayumi Kaneuji, Norio Kawahara
Persistent inflammation is well known to promote the progression of arthropathy. mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties and tissue differentiation potency. Although the experience so far with the intraarticular administration of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) to induce cartilage regeneration has been disappointing, MSC implantation is now being attempted using various surgical techniques. Meanwhile, prevention of osteoarthritis (OA) progression and pain control remain important components of the treatment of early-stage OA...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312701/analysis-of-pulmonary-pure-ground-glass-nodule-in-enhanced-dual-energy-ct-imaging-for-predicting-invasive-adenocarcinoma-comparing-with-conventional-thin-section-ct-imaging
#13
Ying Zhang, Jian Tang, Jianrong Xu, Jiejun Cheng, Huawei Wu
Background: To investigate the value of dual energy computed tomography (DECT) parameters (including iodine concentration and monochromatic CT numbers) for predicting pure ground-glass nodules (pGGNs) of invasive adenocarcinoma (IA). Methods: A total of 55 resected pGGNs evaluated with both unenhanced thin-section CT (TSCT) and enhanced DECT scans were included. Correlations between histopathology [adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS), minimally IA (MIA), and IA] and CT scan characteristics were examined...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311503/a-rat-model-of-knee-osteoarthritis-suitable-for-electroacupuncture-study
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Yongyuan Ma, Haiyun Guo, Fuhai Bai, Ming Zhang, Liu Yang, Jiao Deng, Lize Xiong
Acupuncture is widely used for knee osteoarthritis (KOA) treatment in clinical practice. In the present study, we aimed to set a standard KOA animal model for electroacupuncture (EA) study and provide an acupuncture recipe for further KOA studies. Rats intra-articularly administered monosodium iodoacetate (MIA, 0.3, 1 or 3 mg respectively, n=12 each) were evaluated for pain-like behavior: paw withdrawal mechanical threshold, weight bearing deficit, and joint pathological changes (OARSI score) until 28 days after injury...
January 1, 2018: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305793/coadministration-of-polymeric-conjugates-of-docetaxel-and-cyclopamine-synergistically-inhibits-orthotopic-pancreatic-cancer-growth-and-metastasis
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Saud A Almawash, Goutam Mondal, Ram I Mahato
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine whether co-administration of hedgehog (Hh) pathway inhibitor cyclopamine (CYP) and microtubule stabilizer docetaxel (DTX) as polymer-drug conjugates, methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(2-methyl-2-carboxyl-propylenecarbonate-graft-dodecanol-graft-cyclopamine) (P-CYP) and methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(2-methyl-2-carboxyl-propylene carbonate-graft-dodecanol-graft-docetaxel) (P-DTX) could synergistically inhibit orthotopic pancreatic tumor growth in NSG mice...
January 5, 2018: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302011/spatial-and-temporal-patterns-of-mass-bleaching-of-corals-in-the-anthropocene
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Terry P Hughes, Kristen D Anderson, Sean R Connolly, Scott F Heron, James T Kerry, Janice M Lough, Andrew H Baird, Julia K Baum, Michael L Berumen, Tom C Bridge, Danielle C Claar, C Mark Eakin, James P Gilmour, Nicholas A J Graham, Hugo Harrison, Jean-Paul A Hobbs, Andrew S Hoey, Mia Hoogenboom, Ryan J Lowe, Malcolm T McCulloch, John M Pandolfi, Morgan Pratchett, Verena Schoepf, Gergely Torda, Shaun K Wilson
Tropical reef systems are transitioning to a new era in which the interval between recurrent bouts of coral bleaching is too short for a full recovery of mature assemblages. We analyzed bleaching records at 100 globally distributed reef locations from 1980 to 2016. The median return time between pairs of severe bleaching events has diminished steadily since 1980 and is now only 6 years. As global warming has progressed, tropical sea surface temperatures are warmer now during current La Niña conditions than they were during El Niño events three decades ago...
January 5, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297986/walk-the-talk-leader-behavior-in-parental-education-groups
#17
Anita Berlin, Michael Rosander, Karin Forslund Frykedal, Mia Barimani
Expectant and new parents are offered parental education groups as a way to support their transition to parenthood. Group leadership in these groups has been found to be challenging. Using a qualitative and summative design, the aim of the present study was to investigate how health professionals describe their role in parental education groups compared to their actual behavior. Thirteen health professional leaders in antenatal and child health services were interviewed. These descriptions were compared with the leaders' actual behavior in video and audio-recordings of 16 different group sessions...
January 3, 2018: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297902/-la-combinazione-di-gemcitabina-e-oxaliplatino-gemox-nel-trattamento-del-carcinoma-pancreatico-in-fase-avanzata-di-malattia-le-notizie-sulla-mia-morte-sono-state-esagerate
#18
Jacopo Giuliani, Andrea Bonetti
Riassunto. L'analisi è stata condotta al fine di valutare l'effetto sia sulla sopravvivenza globale (OS) sia sulla sopravvivenza libera da progressione di malattia (PFS) della chemioterapia di combinazione in prima linea per il carcinoma pancreatico in fase avanzata di malattia. La presente analisi è limitata agli studi randomizzati controllati (RCT) di fase III. Successivamente è stata applicata la European Society for Medical Oncology Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale (ESMO-MCBS) agli RCT di fase III analizzati per ricavare uno score relativo all'entità del beneficio clinico ottenuto per ciascun RCT...
December 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297675/discrete-fourier-transform-based-multivariate-image-analysis-application-to-modeling-aromatase-inhibitory-activity
#19
Stephen J Barigye, Matheus P Freitas, Priscila Ausina, Patricia Zancan, Mauro Sola-Penna, Juan Alberto Castillo-Garit
We have recently generalized the formerly alignment-dependent MIA-QSAR (acronym for Multivariate Image Analysis applied to Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships) method through the application of the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), allowing for its application to non-congruent and structurally diverse chemical compound datasets. Here, we report the first practical application of this method in the screening of molecular entities of therapeutic interest, with the human aromatase inhibitory activity as the case study...
January 3, 2018: ACS Combinatorial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296851/agonistic-targeting-of-tlr1-tlr2-induces-p38-mapk-dependent-apoptosis-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-differentiation-of-aml-cells
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Mia Eriksson, Pablo Peña-Martínez, Ramprasad Ramakrishnan, Marion Chapellier, Carl Högberg, Gabriella Glowacki, Christina Orsmark-Pietras, Talía Velasco-Hernández, Vladimir Lj Lazarević, Gunnar Juliusson, Jörg Cammenga, James C Mulloy, Johan Richter, Thoas Fioretos, Benjamin L Ebert, Marcus Järås
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is associated with poor survival, and there is a strong need to identify disease vulnerabilities that might reveal new treatment opportunities. Here, we found that Toll-like receptor 1 (TLR1) and TLR2 are upregulated on primary AML CD34+CD38- cells relative to corresponding normal bone marrow cells. Activating the TLR1/TLR2 complex by the agonist Pam3CSK4 in MLL-AF9-driven human AML resulted in induction of apoptosis by p38 MAPK-dependent activation of Caspase 3 and myeloid differentiation in a NFκB-dependent manner...
October 24, 2017: Blood Advances
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