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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050464/anti-platelet-effects-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-in-addition-to-the-concomitant-aspirin-clopidogrel-or-ticagrelor-treatment
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Hyung Joon Joo, Ji-Young Park, Soon Jun Hong, Kyoung-Ah Kim, Seung Hoon Lee, Jae-Young Cho, Jae Hyoung Park, Cheol Woong Yu, Do-Sun Lim
Background/Aims: Although epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is found in high contents in the dried leaves of green tea, has been reported to have an anti-platelet effect, synergistic effects of EGCG in addition to current anti-platelet medications remains to be elucidated. Methods: Blood samples were obtained from 40 participants who took aspirin (ASA, n = 10), clopidogrel (CPD, n = 10), ticagrelor (TCG, n = 10) and no anti-platelet medication (Control, n = 10)...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050446/management-of-mycoses-in-daily-practice
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Lorenzo Drago, Giuseppe Micali, Manuela Papini, Bianca M Piraccini, Stefano Veraldi
The guideline recommendations, albeit founded on thorough reviews of clinically relevant literature data, are often not immediately adaptable to everyday life. Considering the marked heterogeneity of superficial mycoses, each of them requires specific management in a real life context; in all cases diagnostic confirmation is required with microscopic and culture examination. In tinea capitis oral therapy is necessary (minimum six weeks) and should be continued until clinical and, above all, mycological healing...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050386/brain-monoamine-oxidase-b-and-a-in-human-parkinsonian-dopamine-deficiency-disorders
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Junchao Tong, Gausiha Rathitharan, Jeffrey H Meyer, Yoshiaki Furukawa, Lee-Cyn Ang, Isabelle Boileau, Mark Guttman, Oleh Hornykiewicz, Stephen J Kish
See Jellinger (doi:10.1093/awx190) for a scientific commentary on this article. The enzyme monoamine oxidases (B and A subtypes, encoded by MAOB and MAOA, respectively) are drug targets in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Inhibitors of MAOB are used clinically in Parkinson's disease for symptomatic purposes whereas the potential disease-modifying effect of monoamine oxidase inhibitors is debated. As astroglial cells express high levels of MAOB, the enzyme has been proposed as a brain imaging marker of astrogliosis, a cellular process possibly involved in Parkinson's disease pathogenesis as elevation of MAOB in astrocytes might be harmful...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050112/-clinical-pathologic-characteristics-and-treatment-outcomes-of-19-relapsed-pediatric-b-cell-lymphoma
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S Huang, L Jin, J Yang, Y L Duan, M Zhang, C J Zhou, X L Ma, Y H Zhang
Objective: To review the clinical-pathology characteristics of 19 relapsed pediatric mature B cell lymphoma and to find the risk factors for recurrence and the feasible treatment after relapse. Method: Data of 212 pediatric B cell lymphomas cases in Beijing Children's Hospital from January 2006 to June 2015 were collected retrospectively. All the patients were treated according to the B cell lymphoma regimen of Beijing Children's Hospital. During the study period, 19 of 212 cases were relapsed; the clinio-pathological characteristics of relapsed patients before treatment and after relapse were analyzed retrospectively, the treatment outcomes after relapse were summarized and the patients were followed-up...
October 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049910/an-improved-synchronization-likelihood-method-for-quantifying-neuronal-synchrony
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Sina Khanmohammadi
Indirect quantification of the synchronization between two dynamical systems from measured experimental data has gained much attention in recent years, especially in the computational neuroscience community where the exact model of the neuronal dynamics is unknown. In this regard, one of the most promising methods for quantifying the interrelationship between nonlinear non-stationary systems is known as Synchronization Likelihood (SL), which is based on the likelihood of the auto-recurrence of embedding vectors (similar patterns) in multiple dynamical systems...
October 3, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049870/dendrimers-breaking-the-paradigm-of-current-musculoskeletal-autoimmune-therapies
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Daniel B Rodrigues, Joaquim M Oliveira, Tírcia C Santos, Rui L Reis
The advances achieved by cell-based therapies to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and multiple sclerosis (MS), despite promising, are still insufficient for the current demands. RA and MS therapeutic approaches follow world guidelines to use disease modifying drugs and biological agents which, regardless of some good results in clinical outcomes, are well known for several systemic secondary side effects. Dendrimers are custom-made nanoparticles with proved clinical potential, displaying proper size, chemistries, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049599/auditory-scene-analysis-an-attention-perspective
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Elyse S Sussman
Purpose: This review article provides a new perspective on the role of attention in auditory scene analysis. Method: A framework for understanding how attention interacts with stimulus-driven processes to facilitate task goals is presented. Previously reported data obtained through behavioral and electrophysiological measures in adults with normal hearing are summarized to demonstrate attention effects on auditory perception-from passive processes that organize unattended input to attention effects that act at different levels of the system...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049501/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-for-assessment-of-the-3-dimensional-structures-of-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Yu-Tien Chi, Chang-Hao Yang, Cheng-Kuo Cheng
Importance: Investigating the quantitative 3-dimensional (3-D) anatomy of polypoidal complex is important for a better understanding of the pathogenesis of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). Objective: To quantitatively evaluate the 3-D characteristics of polypoidal structures, branching vascular networks (BVNs), and origin of PCV using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and multiple image systems. Design, Setting, and Participants: A prospective, observational study was conducted in 47 consecutive Taiwanese patients (47 eyes) from May 21, 2015, to April 30, 2017...
October 19, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049414/wavelet-imaging-on-multiple-scales-wims-reveals-focal-adhesion-distributions-dynamics-and-coupling-between-actomyosin-bundle-stability
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Tim Toplak, Benoit Palmieri, Alba Juanes-García, Miguel Vicente-Manzanares, Martin Grant, Paul W Wiseman
We introduce and use Wavelet Imaging on Multiple Scales (WIMS) as an improvement to fluorescence correlation spectroscopy to measure physical processes and features that occur across multiple length scales. In this study, wavelet transforms of cell images are used to characterize molecular dynamics at the cellular and subcellular levels (i.e. focal adhesions). We show the usefulness of the technique by applying WIMS to an image time series of a migrating osteosarcoma cell expressing fluorescently labelled adhesion proteins, which allows us to characterize different components of the cell ranging from optical resolution scale through to focal adhesion and whole cell size scales...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049387/quantifying-the-strength-of-quorum-sensing-crosstalk-within-microbial-communities
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Kalinga Pavan T Silva, Prithiviraj Chellamuthu, James Q Boedicker
In multispecies microbial communities, the exchange of signals such as acyl-homoserine lactones (AHL) enables communication within and between species of Gram-negative bacteria. This process, commonly known as quorum sensing, aids in the regulation of genes crucial for the survival of species within heterogeneous populations of microbes. Although signal exchange was studied extensively in well-mixed environments, less is known about the consequences of crosstalk in spatially distributed mixtures of species...
October 19, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049283/the-impact-of-muscle-relaxation-techniques-on-the-quality-of-life-of-cancer-patients-as-measured-by-the-fact-g-questionnaire
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Paula Parás-Bravo, Paloma Salvadores-Fuentes, Cristina Alonso-Blanco, María Paz-Zulueta, Miguel Santibañez-Margüello, Domingo Palacios-Ceña, Ester Boixadera-Planas, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
INTRODUCTION: Patients with cancer frequently suffer from emotional distress, characterized by psychological symptoms such as anxiety or depression. The presence of psychological symptoms combined with the complex nature of oncology processes can negatively impact patients' quality of life. We aimed to determine the impact of a relaxation protocol on improving quality of life in a sample of oncological patients treated in the Spanish National Public Health System. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a multicenter interventional study without a control group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049274/reporting-deaths-among-children-aged-5-years-after-the-ebola-virus-disease-epidemic-bombali-district-sierra-leone-2015-2016
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Amanda L Wilkinson, Reinhard Kaiser, Mohamed F Jalloh, Mamudi Kamara, Dianna M Blau, Pratima L Raghunathan, Alpha Kamara, Umaru Kamara, Nathaniel Houston-Suluku, Kevin Clarke, Amara Jambai, John T Redd, Sara Hersey, Brima Osaio-Kamara
Mortality surveillance and vital registration are limited in Sierra Leone, a country with one of the highest mortality rates among children aged <5 years worldwide, approximately 120 deaths per 1,000 live births (1,2). To inform efforts to strengthen surveillance, stillbirths and deaths in children aged <5 years from multiple surveillance streams in Bombali Sebora chiefdom were retrospectively reviewed. In total, during January 2015-November 2016, 930 deaths in children aged <5 years were identified, representing 73...
October 20, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049232/case-report-central-nervous-system-involvement-of-human-graft-versus-host-disease-report-of-7-cases-and-a-review-of-literature
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Mathilde Ruggiu, Wendy Cuccuini, Karima Mokhtari, Véronique Meignin, Régis Peffault de Latour, Marie Robin, Flore Sicre de Fontbrune, Aliénor Xhaard, Gérard Socié, David Michonneau
RATIONALE: Central nervous system (CNS) involvement of graft versus host disease (GvHD) is a rare cause of CNS disorders after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Chronic CNS GvHD symptoms are heterogeneous and include cerebrovascular manifestations, demyelinating disease and immune-mediated encephalitis. CNS-Acute GvHD is not formally defined in literature. PATIENTS CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: We report 7 cases of CNS-GvHD among which two had histological-proven disease...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049221/percutaneous-microwave-ablation-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-embolization-for-planned-hepatectomy-due-to-large-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-metastases-a-case-report
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Jie Liu, Chengwu Zhang, Defei Hong, Minjie Shang, Weifeng Yao, Yuan Chen
RATIONALE: The liver is the most frequent site of relapse of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Surgery is always considered to be unsuitable because of the multiple metastases. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we describe a case of large, multiple GIST liver metastases that were treated with percutaneous microwave ablation liver partition and portal vein embolization for planned hepatectomy (PALPP). A 44-year-old woman had undergone pancreaticoduodenectomy 4 years previously because of the diagnosis of a large duodenal GIST...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049187/a-myeloid-sarcoma-involving-the-small-intestine-kidneys-mesentery-and-mesenteric-lymph-nodes-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ping Wang, Quan Li, Li Zhang, Hong Ji, Cheng-Zhou Zhang, Bin Wang
RATIONALE: Myeloid sarcomas (MSs) are rare malignant hematological tumors. They most commonly occur in patients with acute or chronic myeloid leukemia. A de novo MS with no evidence of blood system disease is rare, but may represent the first sign of a systemic illness that precedes a full-blown disease. Herein, we report the computed tomography (CT) findings of an extremely rare case of a nonleukemic MS that progressed to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and simultaneously involved the small intestine, kidneys, mesentery, and mesenteric lymph nodes...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049097/low-serum-uric-acid-levels-in-patients-with-acute-central-nervous-system-viral-infections
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Xiang Li, Qiaowen Tong, Dewei Xie, Zhibo Chen, Sipei Pan, Xu Zhang, Wanli Dong
Most acute central nervous system (CNS) viral infections lead to either encephalitis or meningitis. Many neurotropic viruses may cause CNS dysfunctions through various mechanisms including oxidative stress. Serum uric acid (SUA) levels, which are associated with oxidative stress and antioxidant status, are reduced in patients with various neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis. We investigated the possible correlation between SUA levels and clinical disease status in patients with acute CNS viral infections...
October 18, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049084/exploration-of-portal-activation-by-patients-in-a-healthcare-system
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Patricia J Mook, Amber W Trickey, Kimberly Ellis Krakowski, Season Majors, Mary Anne Theiss, Catherine Fant, Mary Ann Friesen
A study of patient portal utilization was conducted at a not-for-profit healthcare system in Northern Virginia. The healthcare system serves more than 2 million people each year. The encounters with the portal included 461 700 different patients occurring between July 2014 and June 2015. Univariate analysis and multivariable logistic regression indicated associations between patient portal activation and predictive factors. Multiple findings emerged: patient portal activation was greater for English-speaking patients; differences in portal activation were observed by patient age; and patients who had an identified primary care provider were more likely to use the portal...
October 19, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049083/ketamine-and-pharmacological-imaging-use-of-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-evaluate-mechanisms-of-action
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Eric A Maltbie, Gopinath S Kaundinya, Leonard L Howell
Ketamine has been used as a pharmacological model for schizophrenia as subanesthetic infusions have been shown to produce temporary schizophrenia-like symptoms in healthy humans. More recently, ketamine has emerged as a potential treatment for multiple psychiatric disorders, including treatment-resistant depression and suicidal ideation. However, the mechanisms underlying both the psychotomimetic and the therapeutic effects of ketamine remain poorly understood. This review provides an overview of what is known of the neural mechanisms underlying the effects of ketamine and details what functional MRI studies have yielded at a systems level focused on brain circuitry...
October 18, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049020/comparison-of-methods-for-estimating-prevalence-of-chronic-diseases-and-health-behaviors-for-small-geographic-areas-boston-validation-study-2013
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Yan Wang, James B Holt, Xingyou Zhang, Hua Lu, Snehal N Shah, Daniel P Dooley, Kevin A Matthews, Janet B Croft
INTRODUCTION: Local health authorities need small-area estimates for prevalence of chronic diseases and health behaviors for multiple purposes. We generated city-level and census-tract-level prevalence estimates of 27 measures for the 500 largest US cities. METHODS: To validate the methodology, we constructed multilevel logistic regressions to predict 10 selected health indicators among adults aged 18 years or older by using 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data; we applied their predicted probabilities to census population data to generate city-level, neighborhood-level, and zip-code-level estimates for the city of Boston, Massachusetts...
October 19, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048978/antitumor-effect-of-oral-cancer-vaccine-with-bifidobacterium-delivering-wt1-protein-to-gut-immune-system-is-superior-to-wt1-peptide-vaccine
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Toshiro Shirakawa, Koichi Kitagawa
Despite the revolutionary progress of immune checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs) for cancer immunotherapy, CPIs are effective only in a subset of patients. Combining CPIs and cancer vaccines to achieve better clinical outcomes is a reasonable approach since CPI enhances cancer vaccine-induced tumor-associated antigen (TAA) specific CTL. Among the various TAAs so far identified, WT1 protein is one of the most promising TAAs as a cancer vaccine target. Until now clinical trials of WT1 vaccine have demonstrated only modest clinical efficacy...
October 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
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