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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165815/development-and-validation-of-a-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-analytical-method-for-the-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-eight-novel-anticancer-drugs
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M Herbrink, N de Vries, H Rosing, A D R Huitema, B Nuijen, J H M Schellens, J H Beijnen
To support therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of patients with cancer, a fast and accurate method for simultaneous quantification of the registered anticancer drugs afatinib, axitinib, ceritinib, crizotinib, dabrafenib, enzalutamide, regorafenib and trametinib in human plasma using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry was developed and validated. Human plasma samples were collected from treated patients and stored at -20 (o) C. Analytes and internal standards (stable isotopically labeled analytes) were extracted with acetonitrile...
November 22, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164603/18f-pet-with-florbetapir-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease-dementia-and-other-dementias-in-people-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-mci
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REVIEW
Gabriel Martínez, Robin Wm Vernooij, Paulina Fuentes Padilla, Javier Zamora, Xavier Bonfill Cosp, Leon Flicker
BACKGROUND: (18)F-florbetapir uptake by brain tissue measured by positron emission tomography (PET) is accepted by regulatory agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicine Agencies (EMA) for assessing amyloid load in people with dementia. Its added value is mainly demonstrated by excluding Alzheimer's pathology in an established dementia diagnosis. However, the National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer's Association (NIA-AA) revised the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease and confidence in the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer's disease may be increased when using amyloid biomarkers tests like (18)F-florbetapir...
November 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164602/18f-pet-with-flutemetamol-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease-dementia-and-other-dementias-in-people-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-mci
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Gabriel Martínez, Robin Wm Vernooij, Paulina Fuentes Padilla, Javier Zamora, Leon Flicker, Xavier Bonfill Cosp
BACKGROUND: (18)F-flutemetamol uptake by brain tissue, measured by positron emission tomography (PET), is accepted by regulatory agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicine Agencies (EMA) for assessing amyloid load in people with dementia. Its added value is mainly demonstrated by excluding Alzheimer's pathology in an established dementia diagnosis. However, the National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer's Association (NIA-AA) revised the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease and the confidence in the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer's disease may be increased when using some amyloid biomarkers tests like (18)F-flutemetamol...
November 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164600/18f-pet-with-florbetaben-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease-dementia-and-other-dementias-in-people-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-mci
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Gabriel Martínez, Robin Wm Vernooij, Paulina Fuentes Padilla, Javier Zamora, Leon Flicker, Xavier Bonfill Cosp
BACKGROUND: (18)F-florbetaben uptake by brain tissue, measured by positron emission tomography (PET), is accepted by regulatory agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicine Agencies (EMA) for assessing amyloid load in people with dementia. Its added value is mainly demonstrated by excluding Alzheimer's pathology in an established dementia diagnosis. However, the National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer's Association (NIA-AA) revised the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease and confidence in the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer's disease may be increased when using some amyloid biomarkers tests like (18)F-florbetaben...
November 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162652/elucidating-the-pathogenesis-of-synchronous-and-metachronous-tumors-in-a-woman-with-endometrioid-carcinomas-using-a-whole-exome-sequencing-approach
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Ren-Chin Wu, Ema Veras, Jeffrey Lin, Emily Gerry, Asli Bahadirli-Talbott, Alexander Baras, Ayse Ayhan, Ie-Ming Shih, Tian-Li Wang
Synchronous endometrial and ovarian (SEO) carcinomas involve endometrioid neoplasms in both the ovary and uterus at the time of diagnosis. Patients were traditionally classified as having independent primary SEO lesions or as having metastatic endometrioid carcinoma. Recent studies have supported that SEO tumors result from the dissemination of cells from one organ site to another. However, whether this can be considered a "metastasis" or "dissemination" remains unclear. In this report, we performed whole-exome sequencing of tumor samples from a woman with well-differentiated endometrioid SEO tumors and a clinical "recurrent" poorly differentiated peritoneal tumor that was diagnosed 8 years after the complete resection of the SEO tumors...
November 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161751/the-jellyfish-sign-a-new-sonographic-cervical-marker-to%C3%A2-predict-maternal-morbidity-in-abnormally-invasive-placenta-previa
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Emma Bertucci, Filomena Giulia Sileo, Giovanni Grandi, Valentina Fenu, Carlotta Cani, Luciano Mancini, Ema Mataca, Fabio Facchinetti
Purpose To investigate the value of a new cervical sonographic sign, called the jellyfish sign (JS), for predicting the risk of maternal morbidity in cases of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) previa totalis. Materials and Methods Retrospective evaluation of transvaginal (TV) and transabdominal (TA) scans performed in all singleton pregnancies with placenta previa totalis. JS, i. e. the absence of the normal linear demarcation between the placenta previa and the cervix, was evaluated by TV scans. The presence/severity of AIP and outcomes of maternal morbidity were related to this sign...
November 21, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159502/antifungal-activity-of-myrtus-communis-against-malassezia-sp-isolated-from-the-skin-of-patients-with-pityriasis-versicolor
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Aleksandra Barac, Matthew Donadu, Donatella Usai, Vesna Tomic Spiric, Vittorio Mazzarello, Stefania Zanetti, Ema Nikolic, Goran Stevanovic, Natasa Popovic, Salvatore Rubino
The increasing incidence of fungal infections and antifungal resistance has prompted the search for novel antifungal drugs and alternative agents. We explored the antifungal activity of Myrtus communis essential oil (EO) against Malassezia sp. isolated from the skin of patients with pityriasis versicolor. These broad-spectrum antimicrobial activities of M. communis EO and its potent inhibiting activity on Malassezia growth deserve further research with aim to considerate this EO as candidate for topical use in treatment of skin diseases...
November 20, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158357/evidence-for-a-role-of-vascular-endothelium-in-the-control-of-arterial-wall-viscosity-in-humans
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Frederic Roca, Michele Iacob, Isabelle Remy-Jouet, Jeremy Bellien, Robinson Joannides
Arterial wall viscosity (AWV) is a major cause of energy dissipation along the arterial tree. Its determinants remain controversial but an active endothelial regulation has been suggested. Our objective was to assess in humans the physiological role of endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO), epoxyeicosatrienoic acids and the effect of modulating smooth muscle tone in the regulation of AWV. We simultaneously measured radial artery diameter, wall thickness, and arterial pressure in healthy volunteers during the local infusion of inhibitors of NO-synthase (N(G)-monomethyl-l-arginine), epoxyeicosatrienoic acids synthesis by cytochrome P450 (fluconazole), the epoxyeicosatrienoic acids cellular targets calcium-activated potassium channels (tetraethylammonium), alone and in combination...
November 20, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158084/distinct-expression-patterns-of-flk1-and-flt1-in-the-coronary-vascular-system-during-development-and-after-myocardial-infarction
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Shota Kurotsu, Rina Osakabe, Mari Isomi, Fumiya Tamura, Taketaro Sadahiro, Naoto Muraoka, Hidenori Kojima, Sho Haginiwa, Hidenori Tani, Kaori Nara, Yoshiaki Kubota, Masatsugu Ema, Keiichi Fukuda, Takeshi Suzuki, Masaki Ieda
The coronary vascular system is critical for myocardial growth and cardiomyocyte survival. However, the molecular mechanism regulating coronary angiogenesis remains elusive. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) regulates angiogenesis by binding to the specific receptors Flk1 and Flt1, which results in different functions. Despite the importance of Flk1 and Flt1, their expression in the coronary vasculature remains largely unknown due to the lack of appropriate antibodies for immunostaining. Here, we analyzed multiple reporter mice including Flk1-GFP BAC transgenic (Tg), Flk1-LacZ knock-in, Flt1-DsRed BAC Tg, and Flk1-GFP/Flt1-DsRed double Tg animals to determine expression patterns in mouse hearts during cardiac growth and after myocardial infarction (MI)...
November 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153992/to-drink-or-to-drink-less-distinguishing-between-effects-of-implementation-intentions-on-decisions-to-drink-and-how-much-to-drink-in-treatment-seeking-individuals-with-alcohol-use-disorder
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Lara N Moody, Allison N Tegge, Lindsey M Poe, Mikhail N Koffarnus, Warren K Bickel
INTRODUCTION: For many people with alcohol use disorders, alcohol drinking is a highly ingrained and automatized behavior with negative long-term health consequences. Implementation intentions, a behavioral intervention that links high-risk drinking situations with alternative, healthier responses, provide a means to intervene on habitual drinking behaviors. Here, a pilot treatment using implementation intentions was assessed with remote assessments and treatment prompts. METHODS: Treatment-seeking individuals with alcohol use disorder between the ages of 18 and 65 were recruited from the community from October 2014 to November 2016...
November 10, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151810/real-time-subjective-assessment-of-psychological-stress-associations-with-objectively-measured-physical-activity-levels
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Malia Jones, Anais Taylor, Yue Liao, Stephen S Intille, Genevieve Fridlund Dunton
Psychosocial stress may be a factor in the link between physical activity and obesity. This study examines how the daily experience of psychosocial stress influences physical activity levels and weight status in adults. This study reports temporally ordered relationships between sedentary, light, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels and real-time reports of subjective psychosocial stress levels. Adults (n=105) wore an accelerometer and participated in an ecological momentary assessment (EMA) of stress by answering prompts on a mobile phone several times per day over 4 days...
July 2017: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148595/determination-of-cefoperazone-and-sulbactam-in-serum-by-hplc-ms-ms-an-adapted-method-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-in-children
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Xiu-Jun Wu, Xin Huang, Hai-Yan Shi, Xing-Kai Chen, Qian Dong, Guo-Xiang Hao, Yan Li, Yi Zheng, Wei Zhao
A rapid, accurate and specific high-performance liquid chromatographic -tandem mass spectrometry method has been validated for the simultaneous determination of cefoperazone and sulbactam in a small volume sample for children. A Shim-pack XR-ODS C18 column with gradient elution of water (0.1% formic acid) and acetonitrile (0.1% formic acid) solution was used for separation at a flow rate of 0.3 mL/min. The calibration curves of two analytes in serum showed excellent linearity over the concentration ranges of 0...
November 17, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148152/u-ch17p-m-and-s-a-new-cell-culture-system-for-tumour-diversity-and-progression-in-chordoma
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D Jäger, A Lechel, U Tharehalli, C Seeling, P Möller, T F E Barth, K Mellert
Chordoma is a rare bone tumour with a known intrinsic heterogeneity. Here, we address this tumour heterogeneity in a new cell culture model for tumour diversity and progression in chordoma. The three cell lines U-CH17P, U-CH17M, and U-CH17S were established from a primary sacral chordoma and its derived metastases, a soft tissue and a skin metastasis, respectively. The lesions had divergent differentiation patterns which are conserved in the derived cell lines making them a suitable in vitro model for the analysis of tumorigenesis in chordoma...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143181/hla-dq2-and-dq8-haplotypes-frequency-and-diagnostic-utility-in-celiac-disease-patients-of-gaza-strip-palestine
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Basim M Ayesh, Eman Kh Zaqout, Maged M Yassin
PURPOSE: Celiac disease (CD) diagnosis can be established by serological and small bowel biopsy (SBB), while absence of HLA-DQ2 and -DQ8 haplotypes excludes the disease. The present study aims at evaluating the diagnosis of a representative sample of pediatric and adult CD patients of Gaza strip in light of DQ2 and DQ8 haplotypes expression. METHODS: Unrelated CD patients (n = 101) and matched healthy controls (n = 97) were genotyped for DQA1*05, DQB1*02 and DQB1*03:02 alleles by allele-specific real-time PCR...
November 15, 2017: Auto- Immunity Highlights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142971/total-kidney-volume-is-a-prognostic-biomarker-of-renal-function-decline-and-progression-to-end-stage-renal-disease-in%C3%A2-patients-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Ronald D Perrone, Mohamad-Samer Mouksassi, Klaus Romero, Frank S Czerwiec, Arlene B Chapman, Berenice Y Gitomer, Vicente E Torres, Dana C Miskulin, Steve Broadbent, Jean F Marier
Introduction: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is the most common hereditary kidney disease. TKV is a promising imaging biomarker for tracking and predicting the natural history of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. The prognostic value of TKV was evaluated, in combination with age and eGFR, for the outcomes of 30% decline in eGFR and progression to ESRD. Observational data including 2355 patients with TKV measurements were available. Methods: Multivariable Cox models were developed to assess the prognostic value of age, TKV, height-adjusted TKV, eGFR, sex, race, and genotype for the probability of a 30% decline in eGFR or ESRD...
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137841/using-ecological-momentary-assessment-to-assess-the-temporal-relationship-between-sleep-quality-and-cravings-in-individuals-recovering-from-substance-use-disorders
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Lindsey K Freeman, Nisha C Gottfredson
INTRODUCTION: The causal direction of the relationship between sleep disturbance and drug cravings is unknown. Based on resource depletion literature, we hypothesized that sleep difficulties lead to cravings. We tested whether sleep quality predicts craving at the within- or between-person level, with perceived willpower as a multilevel mediator. METHODS: We used ecological momentary assessments (EMA) to compare two models of temporal precedence. Participants in addiction treatment (N=122) were sent four surveys each day for three weeks...
November 11, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136307/using-electromagnetic-articulography-to-measure-denture-micromovement-during-chewing-with-and-without-denture-adhesive
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Phyllis Hoke, Mark Tiede, Julie Grender, Malgorzata Klukowska, Jill Peters, Gregory Carr
PURPOSE: To study the effects of denture adhesive upon denture micromovements in three dimensions during the chewing of hard, sticky, and tough food items observed using a novel method involving an electromagnetic articulograph (EMA) speech research system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten volunteers (mean age 60.9 ± 10.4 years) with fair- or poor-fitting complete maxillary dentures were enrolled. Chewing experiments were conducted using two treatments (adhesive or no-adhesive control) and three foods: carrots (hard), raisins (sticky), and processed meat stick (tough)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135993/bioequivalence-between-innovator-and-generic-tacrolimus-in-liver-and-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-randomized-crossover-clinical-trial
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Rita R Alloway, Alexander A Vinks, Tsuyoshi Fukuda, Tomoyuki Mizuno, Eileen C King, Yuanshu Zou, Wenlei Jiang, E Steve Woodle, Simon Tremblay, Jelena Klawitter, Jost Klawitter, Uwe Christians
BACKGROUND: Although the generic drug approval process has a long-term successful track record, concerns remain for approval of narrow therapeutic index generic immunosuppressants, such as tacrolimus, in transplant recipients. Several professional transplant societies and publications have generated skepticism of the generic approval process. Three major areas of concern are that the pharmacokinetic properties of generic products and the innovator (that is, "brand") product in healthy volunteers may not reflect those in transplant recipients, bioequivalence between generic and innovator may not ensure bioequivalence between generics, and high-risk patients may have specific bioequivalence concerns...
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135820/avoiding-small-intestinal-biopsies-for-diagnosis-of-celiac-disease-in-children-a-reliable-strategy-for-all-patients
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Magdalena Araya, Julia Díaz, Amaya Oyarzun, Yalda Lucero, Teresa Alarcon, Mónica González, Paulina Canales, Liliana Fierro, Francisco Pérez-Bravo
BACKGROUND: Current reports applying ESPGHAN exception criteria (EEC) to diagnose celiac disease (CD) without duodenal biopsies indicate that a high percentage of patients with CD may be identified when applied correctly in specialized settings. However, application of the EEC in "daily life conditions" at the different levels of medical services is not clear. METHODS: EEC was applied to 130 pediatric patients evaluated for CD at five public hospitals in Santiago, Chile, during 2010-2015...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133975/severe-eosinophilic-asthma-from-the-pathogenic-role-of-interleukin-5-to-the-therapeutic-action-of-mepolizumab
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REVIEW
Corrado Pelaia, Alessandro Vatrella, Maria Teresa Busceti, Luca Gallelli, Rosa Terracciano, Rocco Savino, Girolamo Pelaia
Mepolizumab is an anti-interleukin-5 (IL-5) humanized monoclonal antibody that has been recently approved as an add-on biological treatment for severe eosinophilic asthma, by both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Moreover, mepolizumab is also currently included within the step 5 of the Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines, as an add-on therapy for severe uncontrolled asthma. The relevant therapeutic benefits detectable in patients with refractory eosinophilic asthma receiving mepolizumab depend on the pivotal pathogenic role played by IL-5 in these subjects...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
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