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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730758/platinum-derivatives-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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Sinziana Gheorghe-Cetean, Calin Cainap, Luminita Oprean, Adriana Hangan, Piroska Virag, Eva Fischer-Fodor, Alexandra Gherman, Simona Cainap, Anne-Marie Constantin, Istvan Laszlo, Catalin Vlad, Radu Oprean
Cancer is one of the most difficult diseases to be treated. The particularities regarding the tumors' occurrence mechanism, their evolution under chemotherapy, disease-free interval, but also the increasing number of patients make cancer an intensively studied health domain. Although introduced in therapy since the early 80s, platinum derivatives play an essential role in anticancer therapy. Their use in therapy resulted in improving the patient quality of life and prolonging disease-free interval, which makes them still a benchmark for other anticancer compounds...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727830/the-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-axl-promotes-migration-and-invasion-in-colorectal-cancer
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Diana J Uribe, Edward K Mandell, Adam Watson, Jesse D Martinez, Jonathan A Leighton, Sourav Ghosh, Carla V Rothlin
The receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) TYRO3, AXL and MERTK (TAM) have well-described oncogenic functions in a number of cancers. Notwithstanding, TAM RTKs are also potent and indispensable inhibitors of inflammation. The combined deletion of Axl and Mertk in mice enhances chronic inflammation and autoimmunity, including increased inflammation in the gut and colitis-associated cancer. On the other hand, deletion of Tyro3 increases the risk of allergic responses. Therefore, the indiscriminate inhibition of these TAM RTKs could result in undesirable immunological diseases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717199/association-between-allergic-conditions-and-colorectal-cancer-risk-mortality-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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Wangqian Ma, Jia Yang, Peiwei Li, Xinliang Lu, Jianting Cai
We aimed to assess the association between allergic conditions and risk/mortality of colorectal cancer (CRC). A systematic literature search was conducted using Pubmed and Embase to identify relevant studies. Prospective studies assessing the association between allergic conditions and risk/mortality of CRC were included. Risk ratios (RRs) were pooled with either a fixed- or a random-effects model according to heterogeneity. A total of 515379 participants and 10345 CRC cases from 12 studies were included in the analysis of CRC risk, while four studies with 1484741 individuals and 30040 CRC deaths were included in the analysis of CRC mortality...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707710/perception-and-image-of-dermatology-in-the-german-general-population-2002-2014
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M Augustin, L Eissing, P Elsner, K Strömer, I Schäfer, A Enk, M Reusch, R Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: In contrast to other European countries, dermatologists in Germany provide healthcare for a broad spectrum of diseases of the skin and mucous membranes. Current population-based data on the perception of dermatology were lacking to date. OBJECTIVE: Analysis of the perception of dermatology from the general population's perspective with regard to utilization, satisfaction, and responsibility. METHODS: Nation-wide survey on awareness, utilization, rating, and image of dermatology in Oct/2014 through computer-assisted telephone interviews on a representative sample of the adult general population (n = 1,015), performed by the FORSA institute...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695805/clinical-analysis-of-77-patients-with-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-in-peking-union-medical-college-hospital
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Mingqiang Zhang, Jinming Gao
Objective To summarize the clinical features of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis(ABPA)to facilitate its early diagnosis and treatment. Methods We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 77 patients who had been admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 1996 to July 2015 with ABPA. Results The average age of these 77 patients(38 men and 39 women)was(41.8±18.3)years. The co-morbidities included bronchial asthma(n=74,96%)and pulmonary cystic fibrosis(n=3,4%). The main symptoms and signs of ABPA were chronic cough(100%),sputum production(97%),wheeze(86%),sputum plugs(25%),blood-stained sputum(18%),hemoptysis(9%),chest pain(9%),fever(47%),weight loss(30%),and night sweat(12%)...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695786/antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-clean-contaminated-head-and-neck-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Peter M Vila, Joseph Zenga, Ryan S Jackson
Objective To determine the optimal duration and type of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients undergoing clean-contaminated resection for head and neck cancer. Data Sources Search strategies were created by a medical librarian, implemented in multiple databases, and completed in June 2016. Review Methods The population of interest was adults ≥18 years undergoing clean-contaminated head and neck surgery, intervention was postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis, comparator was duration and types of antibiotics used, outcome was the wound infection rate, and the study design was randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687933/cellular-zinc-homeostasis-modulates-polarization-of-thp-1-derived-macrophages
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Laura Dierichs, Veronika Kloubert, Lothar Rink
PURPOSE: Polarization of macrophages by environmental stimuli leads to the characteristic of different phenotypes that exhibit distinct functions, ranging in a continuous spectrum from pro-inflammatory M1 up to immunoregulatory and wound-healing M2 macrophages. Diseases like cancer, allergic asthma or diabetes are associated with an M1/M2 imbalance. Owing to the importance of the essential trace element zinc for the immune system and its involvement in signal transduction as a second messenger, we investigated the impact of zinc on M1 and M2 polarization of macrophages in vitro...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685526/glycyrrhetinic-acid-suppressed-hmgb1-release-by-up-regulation-of-sirt6-in-nasal-inflammation
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D Chen, L M Bellussi, S Cocca, J Wang, G C Passali, X Hao, L Chen, D Passali
To extend our understanding of previous studies on the pathogenesis and mechanism of high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP), here we show that Sirtuin 6 (Sirt6), one of the Sirtuin family members which are widely studied in aging, DNA repair, metabolism, inflammation and cancer, was expressed in normal nasal mucosa using immunohistochemical staining and Western blot assay. Sirt6 expression levels were decreased in CRSwNP tissue. Sirt6 expression levels were modulated by small interfering RNA transfection in human nasal epithelial cells (HNE)...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682224/-challenges-set-by-the-microbiota
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Patrice Debré
The microbiota designates the various flora of commensal microbes of living species. Most research in human focusing mainly on the intestinal microbiota, we will limit ourselves to its description and role in physiology and pathology. The intestinal microbiota acts on digestion and the immune system. It seems responsible, at least in part, for obesity, digestive cancers, several autoimmune and allergic pathologies, and pathologies of the nervous system. The role of prebiotics, probiotics, xenobiotics and stool transplantations will be discussed...
2017: Biologie Aujourd'hui
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682046/upper-gastrointestinal-conditions-nonmalignant-conditions-of-the-esophagus
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David S Estores, Ku-Lang Chang
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is an allergic disorder of the esophagus. This diagnosis requires the presence of specific symptoms and a significantly elevated number of eosinophils in the esophageal lining as determined by endoscopic biopsies. Symptoms tend to be nonspecific among patients younger than 15 years. Among adults, dysphagia is the most common symptom. Comanagement with a gastroenterology subspecialist is essential, particularly for EE patients with a stricture. EE is commonly misdiagnosed as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...
July 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681396/association-of-atopy-and-tentative-diagnosis-of-skin-cancer-results-from-occupational-skin-cancer-screenings
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I Schäfer, P Mohr, N Zander, R Fölster-Holst, M Augustin
BACKGROUND: The relationship between atopic conditions and carcinoma of the skin has been described inconsistently. Population-based data providing information on atopic diseases as well as on skin-cancer are sparse. OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation between atopy and prevalence of precanceroses, nonmelanoma skin-cancer and malignant melanoma (MM), while taking into account known risk factors for skin cancer. METHODS: Data from occupational skin cancer screenings were analysed in a cross-sectional study...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675375/specific-immunotherapy-in-hymenoptera-venom-allergy-and-concomitant-malignancies-a-retrospective-follow-up-focusing-on-efficacy-and-safety
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J Aeberhard, G Haeberli, U R Müller, A Helbling
BACKGROUND: Malignancies are often considered as a contraindication for allergen specific immunotherapy. This aspect must be discussed in regards to the population with severe Hymenoptera venom allergy and cancer. The aim of this retrospective study was to conduct a further examination of patients with Hymenoptera venom allergy, venom immunotherapy (VIT) and a malignancy. Methodology: All patients have been included who were referred for evaluation of a Hymenoptera venom allergy or for control during VIT from January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2008...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674495/anti-allergic-hydroxy-fatty-acids-from-typhonium-blumei-explored-through-chemgps-np
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Michal Korinek, Yi-Hong Tsai, Mohamed El-Shazly, Kuei-Hung Lai, Anders Backlund, Shou-Fang Wu, Wan-Chun Lai, Tung-Ying Wu, Shu-Li Chen, Yang-Chang Wu, Yuan-Bin Cheng, Tsong-Long Hwang, Bing-Hung Chen, Fang-Rong Chang
Increasing prevalence of allergic diseases with an inadequate variety of treatment drives forward search for new alternative drugs. Fatty acids, abundant in nature, are regarded as important bioactive compounds and powerful nutrients playing an important role in lipid homeostasis and inflammation. Phytochemical study on Typhonium blumei Nicolson and Sivadasan (Araceae), a folk anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory medicine, yielded four oxygenated fatty acids, 12R-hydroxyoctadec-9Z,13E-dienoic acid methyl ester (1) and 10R-hydroxyoctadec-8E,12Z-dienoic acid methyl ester (2), 9R-hydroxy-10E-octadecenoic acid methyl ester (3), and 12R(*)-hydroxy-10E-octadecenoic acid methyl ester (4)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672215/silymarin-impacts-on-immune-system-as-an-immunomodulator-one-key-for-many-locks
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REVIEW
Nafiseh Esmaeil, Sima Balouchi Anaraki, Marjan Gharagozloo, Behjat Moayedi
Silymarin is a flavonoid complex extracted from the Silybum marianum plant. It acts as a strong antioxidant and free radical scavenger by different mechanisms. But in addition to antioxidant effects, silymarin/silybin reveals immunomodulatory affects with both immunostimulatory and immunosuppression activities. Different studies have shown that silymarin has the anti-inflammatory effect through the suppression of NF-κB signaling pathway and TNF-α activation. It also has different immunomodulatory activities in a dose and time-dependent manner...
June 30, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666721/follow-up-of-high-risk-bladder-cancer-is-it-safe-to-perform-fluorescence-endoscopy-multiple-times-in-the-same-patient
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Maria Apfelbeck, Tobias Grimm, Alexander Kretschmer, Alexander Buchner, Birte-Swantje Schneevoigt, Friedrich Jokisch, Markus Grabbert, Gerald Schulz, Christian G Stief, Alexander Karl
PURPOSE: As the use of fluorescence endoscopy is recommended today by different guidelines during the follow-up of high-grade non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer, the aim of this study is to analyze whether the multiple use of hexylaminolevulinate (HAL) for TUR-BT can be performed safely within the same patient over a time interval. METHODS: Data of patients diagnosed and treated with HAL-TUR-B at our institute between 2008 and 2013 were analyzed. Special interest was given to side effects observed during the instillation of the substance, on the whole day of the instillation and during the entire hospital stay...
June 27, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658726/-prevalence-of-vitamin-d-insufficiency-and-deficiency-in-mexican-adults-with-allergic-asthma
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Martín Bedolla-Barajas, Juan Carlos López-Hernández, Lourdes Fabiola García-Padilla, Jaime Morales-Romero, Fernando Antonio Velarde-Rivera, Martín Robles-Figueroa, José Raúl Ortiz-Peregrina
BACKGROUND: Hypovitaminosis D has been associated with various chronic diseases such as infections, autoimmune diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer and asthma Objective: The objective at hand is to determine the prevalence of vitamin D (VD) insufficiency and deficiency in adults with allergic asthma. OBJECTIVE: Objective: The objective at hand is to determine the prevalence of vitamin D (VD) insufficiency and deficiency in adults with allergic asthma...
April 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658555/il-25-in-allergic-inflammation
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REVIEW
Miao Xu, Chen Dong
IL-25, also known as IL-17E, is a member of the IL-17 cytokine family mostly produced by epithelial cells and innate immune cells. After binding to the IL-17RB/IL-17RA complex, IL-25 induces downstream signaling responses in epithelial cells and type 2 lymphocytes, which initiates, propagates, and sustains type 2 immunity. The function of IL-25 in allergic diseases such as asthma has been well established, and now also is extended to diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. This review summarizes the literature on IL-25 and discusses the unsolved questions...
July 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649650/vitamin-d-ointment-for-prevention-of-radiation-dermatitis-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Nicola J Nasser, Shlomit Fenig, Amiram Ravid, Ariella Nouriel, Naama Ozery, Sara Gardyn, Ruth Koren, Eyal Fenig
Radiation dermatitis occurs frequently during adjuvant radiation therapy for breast cancer. Prevention of radiation dermatitis by applying various creams and ointments has a limited success, and Aqua cream which has urea as one of its active ingredients is used in many institutions as a preventive treatment. The primary goal of this study is to assess the effect of vitamin D (calcipotriol) ointment in prevention of radiodermatitis in breast cancer patients compared to Aqua cream. Twenty-three women with localized breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving surgery and opted to receive adjuvant radiotherapy to breast only were enrolled in this study...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649460/pulmonary-diseases-induced-by-ambient-ultrafine-and-engineered-nanoparticles-in-twenty-first-century
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Tian Xia, Yifang Zhu, Lina Mu, Zuo-Feng Zhang, Sijin Liu
Air pollution is a severe threat to public health globally, affecting everyone in developed and developing countries alike. Among different air pollutants, particulate matter (PM), particularly combustion-produced fine PM (PM2.5) has been shown to play a major role in inducing various adverse health effects. Strong associations have been demonstrated by epidemiological and toxicological studies between increases in PM2.5 concentrations and premature mortality, cardiopulmonary diseases, asthma and allergic sensitization, and lung cancer...
December 2016: National Science Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637902/tgf-%C3%AE-1-suppresses-il-33-induced-mast-cell-function
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Victor S Ndaw, Daniel Abebayehu, Andrew J Spence, Patrick A Paez, E Motunrayo Kolawole, Marcela T Taruselli, Heather L Caslin, Alena P Chumanevich, Anuya Paranjape, Bianca Baker, Brian O Barnstein, Tamara T Haque, Kasalina N Kiwanuka, Carole A Oskeritzian, John J Ryan
TGF-β1 is involved in many pathological conditions, including autoimmune disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular and allergic diseases. We have previously found that TGF-β1 can suppress IgE-mediated mast cell activation of human and mouse mast cells. IL-33 is a member of the IL-1 family capable of inducing mast cell responses and enhancing IgE-mediated activation. In this study, we investigated the effects of TGF-β on IL-33-mediated mast cell activation. Bone marrow-derived mast cells cultured in TGF-β1, β2, or β3 showed reduced IL-33-mediated production of TNF, IL-6, IL-13, and MCP-1 in a concentration-dependent manner...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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