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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540829/pseudomyxoma-peritonei-natural-history-and-treatment
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Rohin Mittal, Anuradha Chandramohan, Brendan Moran
Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is an uncommon disease characterized by mucinous ascites, classically originating from a ruptured low grade mucinous neoplasm of the appendix. The natural history of PMP revolves around the "redistribution phenomenon", whereby mucinous tumour cells accumulate at specific sites with relative sparing of the motile small bowel and to a lesser extent other parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Peritoneal tumour accumulates due to gravity and at the sites of peritoneal fluid absorption, namely, the greater and lesser omentum and the under-surface of the diaphragm, particularly on the right...
March 29, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540475/-intestinal-microbiota-in-individualized-therapies
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REVIEW
T Witte, D H Pieper, B Heidrich
During recent years, the analysis of the human microbiota has been receiving more and more scientific focus. Deep sequencing analysis enables characterization of microbial communities in different environments without the need of culture-based methods. Hereby, information about microbial communities is increasing enormously. Numerous studies in humans and animal models revealed the important role of the microbiome in emergence and natural course of diseases such as autoimmune diseases and metabolic disorders, e...
May 24, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535035/fabrication-of-anti-biofouling-plasma-filtration-membrane-by-electrospinning-process-using-photo-crosslinkable-zwitterionic-phospholipid-polymers
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Jiae Seo, Ji-Hun Seo
The goal of this study is to fabricate a stable plasma filtration membrane with anti-biofouling properties via an electrospinning process. To this end, a random-type copolymer consisting of zwitterionic phosphorylcholine (PC) groups and ultraviolet (UV)-crosslinkable phenyl azide groups was synthesized. The zwitterionic PC group provides anti-biofouling properties, and the phenyl azide group enables the stable maintenance of the fibrous nanostructure of hydrophilic zwitterion polymers in aqueous medium via a simple UV curing process...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534325/-choice-of-the-mode-of-laparoscopic-right-hemicolectomy
#4
Changqing Jing
Laparoscopy has become the standard surgery mode of right hemicolectomy, including conventional laparoscopy, hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS), single-port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS), natural orifices translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and robotic laparoscopy. How to select reasonable laparoscopic mode could be confusing sometimes. For patients, safety, cost-effectiveness and radical cure of the surgery are very important. For doctors, advance and convenience of the surgery must be considered as well...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530684/tackling-hiv-and-aids-contributions-by-non-human-primate-models
#5
Koen K A Van Rompay
During the past three decades, non-human primate (NHP) models have gained an increasing importance in HIV basic and translational research. In contrast to natural host models, infection of macaques with virulent simian or simian-human immunodeficiency viruses (SIV, SHIV) results in a disease that closely resembles HIV infection and AIDS. Although there is no perfect animal model, and each of the available models has its benefits and limitations, carefully designed NHP studies with selection of experimental variables have unraveled important questions of basic pathogenesis and have provided the tools to explore and screen intervention strategies...
May 22, 2017: Lab Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529304/sebastian-kneipp-and-the-natural-cure-movement-of-germany-between-naturalism-and-modern-medicine
#6
Youkyung Ko
This study discusses the historical significance of the Natural Cure Movement of Germany, centering on the Kneipp Cure, a form of hydrotherapy practiced by Father Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897). The Kneipp Cure rested on five main tenets: hydrotherapy, exercise, nutrition, herbalism, and the balance of mind and body. This study illuminates the reception of the Kneipp Cure in the context of the trilateral relationship among the Kneipp Cure, the Natural Cure Movement in general, and modern medicine. The Natural Cure Movement was ideologically based on naturalism, criticizing industrialization and urbanization...
December 2016: Ŭi Sahak
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528396/penetration-of-vancomycin-into-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jessica E Beach, Jerrold Perrott, Ricky D Turgeon, Mary H H Ensom
INTRODUCTION: Infectious disease and pharmacokinetic textbooks indicate that vancomycin has poor penetration into the central nervous system due to its hydrophilic nature and high molecular weight. Recent literature suggests that penetration of vancomycin into cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is higher than previously reported; therefore, we conducted a systematic review to assess the penetration of vancomycin into CSF. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL electronic databases for English-language human studies evaluating serum and CSF concentrations of intravenous vancomycin...
May 20, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527722/crispr-cas9-mediated-ccr5-ablation-in-human-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells-confers-hiv-1-resistance-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Lei Xu, Huan Yang, Yang Gao, Zeyu Chen, Liangfu Xie, Yulin Liu, Ying Liu, Xiaobao Wang, Hanwei Li, Weifeng Lai, Yuan He, Anzhi Yao, Liying Ma, Yiming Shao, Bin Zhang, Chengyan Wang, Hu Chen, Hongkui Deng
Transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) with a naturally occurring CCR5 mutation confers a loss of detectable HIV-1 in the patient, making ablation of the CCR5 gene in HSCs an ideal therapy for an HIV-1 cure. Although CCR5 disruption has been attempted in CD4(+) T cells and hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs), efficient gene editing with high specificity and long-term therapeutic potential remains a major challenge for clinical translation. Here, we established a CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system in human CD34(+) HSPCs and achieved efficient CCR5 ablation evaluated in long-term reconstituted NOD/Prkdc(scid)/IL-2Rγ(null) mice...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526628/heparin-based-hydrogels-induce-human-renal-tubulogenesis-in-vitro
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Heather M Weber, Mikhail V Tsurkan, Valentina Magno, Uwe Freudenberg, Carsten Werner
Dialysis or kidney transplantation is the only therapeutic option for end stage renal disease. Accordingly, there is a large unmet clinical need for new causative therapeutic treatments. Obtaining robust models that mimic the complex nature of the human kidney is a critical step in the development of new therapeutic strategies. Here we establish a synthetic in vitro human renal tubulogenesis model based on a tunable glycosaminoglycan-hydrogel platform. In this system, renal tubulogenesis can be modulated by the adjustment of hydrogel mechanics and degradability, growth factor signaling, and the presence of insoluble adhesion cues, potentially providing new insights for regenerative therapy...
May 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526443/mechanical-properties-of-polymer-infiltrated-ceramic-sodium-aluminum-silicate-composites-for-dental-restoration
#10
Bencang Cui, Jing Li, Huining Wang, Yuanhua Lin, Yang Shen, Ming Li, Xuliang Deng, Cewen Nan
OBJECTIVE: To fabricate indirect restorative composites for CAD/CAM applications and evaluate the mechanical properties. METHODS: Polymer-infiltrated-ceramic composites were prepared through infiltrating polymer into partially sintered sodium aluminum silicate ceramic blocks and curing. The corresponding samples were fabricated according to standard ISO-4049 using for mechanical properties measurement. The flexural strength and fracture toughness were measured using a mechanical property testing machine...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524381/antifungal-activity-of-gallic-acid-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Zhi-Jian Li, Meng Liu, Gulina Dawuti, Qin Dou, Yu Ma, Heng-Ge Liu, Silafu Aibai
Gallic acid (GA) is a polyphenol natural compound found in many medicinal plant species, including pomegranate rind (Punica granatum L.), and has been shown to have antiinflammatory and antibacterial properties. Pomegranate rind is used to treat bacterial and fungal pathogens in Uyghur and other systems of traditional medicine, but, surprisingly, the effects of GA on antifungal activity have not yet been reported. In this study, we aimed to investigate the inhibitory effects of GA on fungal strains both in vitro and in vivo...
May 19, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520969/cell-mediated-immunity-to-target-the-persistent-human-immunodeficiency-virus-reservoir
#12
James L Riley, Luis J Montaner
Effective clearance of virally infected cells requires the sequential activity of innate and adaptive immunity effectors. In human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, naturally induced cell-mediated immune responses rarely eradicate infection. However, optimized immune responses could potentially be leveraged in HIV cure efforts if epitope escape and lack of sustained effector memory responses were to be addressed. Here we review leading HIV cure strategies that harness cell-mediated control against HIV in stably suppressed antiretroviral-treated subjects...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513891/haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-severe-combined-immunodeficiency-long-term-health-outcomes-and-patient-perspectives
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Adrian Ys Lee, Katie Frith, Lilian Schneider, John B Ziegler
AIM: To examine the long-term follow-up and health outcomes of patients who have undergone haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). METHODS: Through a structured questionnaire, we examined follow-up arrangements and long-term health outcomes in 22 children who have had a successful HSCT for SCID during the period of 1984-2012 at the Sydney Children's Hospital, Sydney, Australia. RESULTS: Most children considered themselves healthy and 'cured' from SCID...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513067/interventions-for-cutaneous-molluscum-contagiosum
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REVIEW
Johannes C van der Wouden, Renske van der Sande, Emma J Kruithof, Annet Sollie, Lisette Wa van Suijlekom-Smit, Sander Koning
BACKGROUND: Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection that is caused by a pox virus and occurs mainly in children. The infection usually resolves within months in people without immune deficiency, but treatment may be preferred for social and cosmetic reasons or to avoid spreading the infection. A clear evidence base supporting the various treatments is lacking.This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2006, and updated previously in 2009. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of specific treatments and management strategies, including waiting for natural resolution, for cutaneous, non-genital molluscum contagiosum in people without immune deficiency...
May 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508427/evaluation-of-benefit-and-tolerability-of-iqp-cl-101-xanthofen-in-the-symptomatic-improvement-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-double-blinded-randomised-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#15
Felix Alt, Pee-Win Chong, Emily Teng, Ralf Uebelhack
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder of unknown aetiology. There is currently no known cure, and pharmacological interventions are usually targeting symptomatic relief, where natural and herbal remedies also play a role. This study aimed to evaluate the benefit and tolerability of IQP-CL-101 in symptomatic IBS relief. A double-blinded, randomised, placebo-controlled trial was conducted over 8 weeks. A total of 99 subjects fulfilling ROME-III criteria for IBS were randomised into two groups, given either two IQP-CL-101 softgels or matching placebo twice daily before main meals...
May 16, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506406/adrenal-ganglioneuroma-the-padua-endocrine-surgery-unit-experience
#16
Maurizio Iacobone, Francesca Torresan, Marilisa Citton, Donatella Schiavone, Giovanni Viel, Gennaro Favia
BACKGROUND: Adrenal ganglioneuroma (AGN) is a rare tumor that originates from the gangliar cells of the sympathetic nervous system. It represents less than 5% of all adrenal masses. AGN occurs as a large mass, with benign behavior and no relevant symptoms and hormonal secretion, but it is often misdiagnosed because the preoperative radiological diagnosis is generally challenging. The aim of the present paper is to report the experience of a tertiary referral academic center regarding the management of AGN and review the relevant literature...
May 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501720/characterization-and-restoration-of-degenerated-ivd-function-with-an-injectable-in-situ-gelling-alginate-hydrogel-an-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-study
#17
Emily A Growney Kalaf, Meghana Pendyala, J Gary Bledsoe, Scott A Sell
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is a naturally, irreparable process that causes loss in IVD hydration, cellularity, and, mechanical stability. Invasive surgical attempts to ease back pain and, radiculopathy have shown to cause increased degeneration along the rest, of the spine. Due to its highly tunable mechanical and degradation, properties, alginate is a viable option for a less-invasive injectable, repair for IVD degeneration. This study centers on the characterization, of in situ gelling alginate and subsequent injection into enzymatically, degraded motion segments...
May 7, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487227/melaleuca-alternifolia-essential-oil-nanoparticles-ameliorate-the-hepatic-antioxidant-oxidant-status-of-silver-catfish-experimentally-infected-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#18
Carine F Souza, Matheus D Baldissera, Naiara S Guarda, Yãnaí S Bollick, Rafael N Moresco, Isabel Cristina M Brusque, Roberto C V Santos, Bernardo Baldisserotto
Oxidative stress has been recognized as a conjoint pathological mechanism that contributes to initiation and progression of liver injury, such as that caused by bacterial diseases. Natural antioxidants are considered a rational curative strategy to prevent and cure hepatic diseases involved with oxidative stress. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate, for the first time, whether treatment with bactericidal Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil (TTO) nanoparticles prevents or reduces the hepatic damage in silver catfish (Rhamdia quelen) experimentally infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PAO1)...
May 6, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472734/comparative-in-silico-analyses-of-cannabis-sativa-prunella-vulgaris-and-withania-somnifera-compounds-elucidating-the-medicinal-properties-against-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Mehreen Zaka, Sheikh Arslan Sehgal, Shagufta Shafique, Bilal Haider Abbasi
From last decade, there has been progressive improvement in computational drug designing. Several diseases are being cured from different plant extracts and products. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most shared disease among auto-inflammatory diseases. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α is associated with RA pathway and has adverse effects. Extensive literature review showed that plant species under study (Cannabis sativa, Prunella vulgaris and Withania somnifera) possess anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic and anti-rheumatic properties...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469929/an-intrasellar-pituitary-adenoma-gangliocytoma-presenting-as-acromegaly
#20
Melissa H Lee, Penelope McKelvie, Balasubramanian Krishnamurthy, Yi Yuen Wang, Carmela Caputo
Most cases of acromegaly are due to growth hormone (GH)-secreting pituitary adenomas arising from somatotroph cells. Mixed pituitary adenoma and gangliocytoma tumours are rare and typically associated with hormonal hypersecretion, most commonly GH excess. Differentiating these mixed tumours from conventional pituitary adenomas can be difficult pre-operatively, and careful histological analysis after surgical resection is key to differentiating the two entities. There is little literature addressing the possible mechanisms for the development of mixed pituitary adenoma-gangliocytomas; however, several hypotheses have been proposed...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
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