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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721452/enhanced-efficacy-of-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-a-novel-vascular-disrupting-agent-ckd-516
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Su Jung Ham, YoonSeok Choi, Seul-I Lee, Jinil Kim, Young Il Kim, Jin Wook Chung, Kyung Won Kim
BACKGROUND: CKD-516 is a novel vascular disrupting agent that shuts down intratumoral blood flow. We therefore hypothesized that concomitant administration of CKD-516 would enhance the therapeutic efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) by reducing heat sink effects. We assessed the effects of the combination of CKD-516 and RFA in a rat orthotopic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) model. METHODS: Rat HCC cells (N1-S1) were engrafted into the hepatic lobe of Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats...
July 18, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719842/spatiotemporal-gait-changes-with-use-of-an-arm-swing-cueing-device-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Elizabeth Thompson, Peter Agada, W Geoffrey Wright, Hendrik Reimann, John Jeka
Impaired arm swing is a common motor symptom of Parkinson's disease (PD), and correlates with other gait impairments and increased risk of falls. Studies suggest that arm swing is not merely a passive consequence of trunk rotation during walking, but an active component of gait. Thus, techniques to enhance arm swing may improve gait characteristics. There is currently no portable device to measure arm swing and deliver immediate cues for larger movement. Here we test report pilot testing of such a device, ArmSense (patented), using a crossover repeated-measures design...
July 4, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715092/the-origins-of-oral-medicine-in-the-hippocratic-collected-works
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REVIEW
Helen Askitopoulou, Vasileia Nyktari, Alexandra Papaioannou, Georgios Stefanakis, Elina Konsolaki
The collected works of Hippocrates describe for the first time in a systematic way a large number of oral diseases, such as ulcers, inflammations, abscesses and tumours from the epiglottis, mouth, tongue, palate, uvula and the sublingual area. Several of these case reports are remarkable for the accurate observation of clinical symptoms and signs, the aetiology, the pathogenesis and their therapeutic approach in relation to prognosis. The Hippocratic authors report cases of 'aphthae' as part of a polysystemic disease, described many centuries later by Behçet and Adamantiades, while they associate features of splenomegaly from endemic malaria with gingivitis ('ulitis')...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709812/patent-foramen-ovale-and-cryptogenic-stroke
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REVIEW
Koki Nakanishi, Minoru Yoshiyama, Shunichi Homma
The presence of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been found to be associated with an increased risk of cryptogenic stroke in many case-control studies. This paper reviews the current understanding of the pathophysiology and diagnosis of PFO, and therapeutic options of patients with PFO and cryptogenic stroke.
July 4, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705037/saffron-and-its-derivatives-crocin-crocetin-and-safranal-a-patent-review
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Maryam Rameshrad, Bibi Marjan Razavi, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Saffron and its main components have traditionally been used as pharmaceutical agents. Current experimental research projects have also exhibited their applications in a wide spectrum of disorder treatments. Area covered: This review covers the demonstrated findings and patents on therapeutic/pharmaceutical properties of saffron and related derivatives, since 2000 to bold their outstanding merit on human health. An extensive literature review was performed in USP Patent, Patentscope, Espacenet and Google Patent in the field of CNS, cardiovascular, urogenital, dermatological and inflammatory disorders...
July 13, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704836/abdominal-near-infrared-spectroscopy-detects-low-mesenteric-perfusion-early-in-preterm-infants-with-hemodynamic-significant-ductus-arteriosus
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Ana Ledo, Marta Aguar, Antonio Núñez-Ramiro, Pilar Saénz, Máximo Vento
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic decision to close patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants entails great uncertainty. Near-infrared spectroscopy is a noninvasive bedside technique used to monitor mixed regional oxygen saturation. We hypothesized that near-infrared spectroscopy could identify preterm infants at risk of mesenteric hypoperfusion associated with hemodynamically significant ductus arteriosus. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study including consecutively admitted preterm infants with a gestational age <32 weeks...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701849/blunt-trauma-neck-with-complete-tracheal-transection-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge-to-the-trauma-team
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K N J Prakash Raju, D Anandhi, R Surendar, Ashwith Shetty, Vinay R Pandit
Survival following trachea-esophageal transection is uncommon. Establishing a secure airway has the highest priority in trauma management. Airway management is a unique and a defining element to the specialty of emergency medicine. There is no doubt regarding the significance of establishing a patent airway in the critically ill patient in the emergency department. Cannot intubate and cannot ventilate situation is a nightmare to all emergency physicians. The most important take-home message from this case report is that every Emergency physician should have the ability to predict "difficult airway" and recognize "failed airway" very early and be skilled in performing rescue techniques when routine oral-tracheal intubation fails...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699813/prolylcarboxypeptidase-prcp-inhibitors-and-the-therapeutic-uses-thereof-a-patent-review
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Thomas H Graham
Prolylcarboxypeptidase (PrCP) is a serine protease that produces or degrades signaling proteins in several important pathways including the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), kallikrein-kinin system (KKS) and pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) system. PrCP has the potential to be a therapeutic target for cardiovascular, inflammatory and metabolic diseases. Numerous classes of PrCP inhibitors have been developed by rational drug design and from high-throughput screening hits. These inhibitors have been tested in mouse models to assess their potential as new therapeutics...
July 12, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696157/toward-carbon-monoxide-based-therapeutics-carbon-monoxide-in-a-pill
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Xingyue Ji, Binghe Wang
As one of the three known gasotransmitters, carbon monoxide (CO) has demonstrated therapeutic potential against a wide range of human diseases. However, development of CO as a therapeutic agent is severely impeded, primarily due to the lack of pharmaceutically acceptable delivery forms of CO. Gaseous CO may only have limited utility under carefully controlled clinical environment. As a result, there have been efforts in developing metal-based CO-releasing molecules and organic CO-releasing molecules that require light activation...
July 11, 2017: Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692512/role-of-notch-signaling-in-the-physiological-patterning-of-posterofrontal-and-sagittal-cranial-sutures
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Xianwen Liu, Chao Zhang, Junjun Jing, Wei Peng, Songsong Zhu, Shujuan Zou
BACKGROUND: The mutations in a Notch signaling ligand, jagged 1, are associated with unilateral coronal craniosynostosis in humans. However, the underlying mechanisms of Notch signaling in cranial suture biology still remain unclear. METHODS: The temporal and spatial patterns of Notch signaling expression were examined in the posterofrontal and sagittal sutures of Sprague-Dawley rats by real-time quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction at postnatal ages of 2, 15, and 25 days...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683214/new-therapeutic-targets-for-osteoarthritis-pain
#11
David A Walsh, Joanne Stocks
Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, causes pain and disability, as well as emotional distress. While total joint replacement is one of the most effective treatments available for improving the quality of life in people with severe OA, it is not suitable for all patients and all joints. Current pharmacological analgesics have limited efficacy, and their use is often restricted by adverse events. Medications that might reduce pain by slowing or preventing structural disease remain elusive...
July 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675995/ebola-epidemics-control-origin-and-therapeutics
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Da Yong Lu, Hong Ying Wu, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Ting-Ren Lu, Bin Xu, Jian -Ding
Ebola epidemic in Africa was outbreak again in 2014 that arises a new wave of panic worldwide. There is a high mortality rates (30-70%) among Ebola infected people in virus-stricken areas. The direct communications between affected countries and rest of world were cut off then. But the medical capabilities against this deadly viral disease were provided by a limited number of agents, several patented agents, biotherapies or prophylactic/therapeutic vaccines have been entering into clinical validations and will be further developed into the global markets-including patents of small molecular chemicals, short sequences or oligomers of DNA/RNA, linkages of chemicals with bio-molecules, herbal medicine and so on...
July 3, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673105/small-molecules-as-activators-in-medicinal-chemistry-2000-2016
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Abdul Hameed, Mariya Al-Rashida, Rima D Alharthy, Maliha Uroos, Ehsan Ullah Mughal, Syed Abid Ali, Khalid Mohammed Khan
From therapeutic point of view, it is often beneficial to enhance the expression of certain enzymes whose low expression is responsible for the observed ailment. Small molecule as activators of several enzymes have great biological potential such as anti-microbial and anti-cancer agents, for the treatment of diabetes, obesity, metabolic disorders, and for the treatment of neurological disorders including Alzheimer's disease. This review covers the patents describing small molecule as activators to leads for the design of even more potent activators...
July 4, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665159/new-drugs-or-alternative-therapy-to-blurring-the-symptoms-of-fibromyalgia-a-patent-review
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Marlange A Oliveira, Adriana G Guimarães, Adriano A S Araújo, Lucindo J Quintans-Júnior, Jullyana S S Quintans
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a musculoskeletal condition characterized by chronic widespread pain, tenderness and often accompanied by other comorbid conditions such as depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, among others. Now we aimed to survey the recent patents describing new drugs or alternative therapy for FM. Areas covered: This review covers the therapeutic patents published between 2010 and 2017 from specialized search databases (WIPO, DERWENT, INPI, ESPANET and USPTO) that report the discovery of new drugs or pharmacologic alternative for the treatment of FM...
June 30, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645128/-headache-news
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Hans-Christoph Diener, Charly Gaul, Dagny Holle-Lee, Lazaros Lazaridis, Steffen Nägel, Mark Obermann
A review of the latest and most relevant information on different disorders of head and facial pain is presented. News from epidemiologic studies regarding the relationship between migraine and patent foramen ovale, the cardiovascular risk in migraine, and migraine behavior during menopause, and the development of white matter lesions or migraine genetics are presented. Regarding pathophysiology there are very recent insights regarding the role of the hypothalamus during prodromal phase and the interplay of brain-stem and hypothalamus during the attack...
June 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637419/pharmacological-inhibitors-of-nad-biosynthesis-as-potential-anticancer-agents
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Stephanie Lucas, Claire Soave, Gazal Nabil, Zainab Ahmed, Guohua Chen, Hossny El-Banna, Q Ping Dou, Jian Wang
BACKGROUND: Alteration of cellular metabolism is a hallmark of cancer, which underlies exciting opportunities to develop effective, anti-cancer therapeutics by targeting through inhibition of cancer metabolism. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), an essential coenzyme of energy metabolism and a signaling molecule linking cellular energy status to a spectrum of molecular regulation, has been shown to be in high demand in a variety of cancer cells. Depletion of NAD+ by inhibition of its key biosynthetic enzymes has become an attractive strategy to target cancer...
June 19, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637397/ursolic-acid-derivatives-for-pharmaceutical-use-a-patent-review-2012-2016
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Hidayat Hussain, Ivan R Green, Iftikhar Ali, Ikhlas A Khan, Zulfiqar Ali, Abdullah M Al-Sadi, Ishtiaq Ahmed
Ursolic acid (UA), belongs to a group of pentacyclic triterpenoids and is known to possess some very interesting biological properties. Protocols have been developed in order to synthesize bioactive UA analogs which have resulted in numerous ursolic acid analogs being synthesized during the period 2012-2016. Ursolic acid and its analogues can be employed to treat various cancers, inflammatory diseases, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and AIDS to mention but a few...
June 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631980/orexin-research-patent-news-from-2016
#18
Christoph Boss, Catherine Roch
The orexin system consists of two G-protein-coupled receptors, orexin 1 and orexin 2 and two endogenous ligands, orexin A and orexin B . It is evolutionarily highly conserved. It is involved in the promotion of wakefulness as well as in anxiety and addictive disorders. In addition, its activation via the Ox1 receptor triggers apoptosis in several cancer cell lines. Dual orexin receptor antagonists are successfully used to treat primary insomnia. The major open questions are now related to the clinical validation of Ox1 selective antagonists...
June 28, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631063/fundamentals-of-and-critical-issues-in-lipid-autacoid-medicine-a-review
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REVIEW
Jan M Keppel Hesselink
The identification of a number of families of lipid signal molecules since the 1990s created new therapeutic possibilities for a great number of disorders characterized by chronic inflammation and pain. These lipid autacoids have been explored in a great variety of animal models related to inflammation, pain, (neuro-)protection, and repair. Based on the data from these models, as well as on a number of proof of principle studies in the clinic in indications such as neuropathic pain, a new chapter in medicine is about to begin...
June 19, 2017: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631011/isoprenyl-carboxyl-methyltransferase-inhibitors-a-brief-review-including-recent-patents
#20
REVIEW
Woo Seok Yang, Seung-Gu Yeo, Sungjae Yang, Kyung-Hee Kim, Byong Chul Yoo, Jae Youl Cho
Among the enzymes involved in the post-translational modification of Ras, isoprenyl carboxyl methyltransferase (ICMT) has been explored by a number of researchers as a significant enzyme controlling the activation of Ras. Indeed, inhibition of ICMT exhibited promising anti-cancer activity against various cancer cell lines. This paper reviews patents and research articles published between 2009 and 2016 that reported inhibitors of ICMT as potential chemotherapeutic agents targeting Ras-induced growth factor signaling...
June 19, 2017: Amino Acids
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