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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437764/the-use-of-lithium-for-the-treatment-of-bipolar-disorder-recommendations-from-clinical-practice-guidelines
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Gin S Malhi, Danielle Gessler, Tim Outhred
BACKGROUND: Lithium is an effective mood stabilizer that is used principally for the management of bipolar disorder (BD). Its administration is complex and often requires sophisticated management and assiduous monitoring. When considering the use of lithium therapy for bipolar disorder, clinicians are advised to refer to recommendations outlined in clinical practice guidelines (CPGs); but because of varying emphases placed by different international CPGs, recommendations addressing the practical use of lithium lack consistency...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437329/metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-and-steroid-treatment-a-systematic-review
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Abhishek Kumar, Michael H Weber, Ziya Gokaslan, Jean-Paul Wolinsky, Meic Schmidt, Laurence Rhines, Michael G Fehlings, Ilya Laufer, Daniel M Sciubba, Michelle J Clarke, Narayan Sundaresan, Jorrit-Jan Verlaan, Arjun Sahgal, Dean Chou, Charles G Fisher
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVES: We conducted a systematic review of the literature to answer the following questions regarding the use of steroid therapy in metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC): 1. In cases of MSCC, what is the effect of steroid administration before definitive radiotherapy or surgery on ambulatory status, bowel and bladder function and survival? 2. What steroid dosing regimens are associated with the best outcomes concerning neurological symptoms and complication prevention in cases of MSCC? SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Currently, there is significant variation in the initial bolus dose, daily maintenance dose and duration of treatment when steroids are used as a bridge to definitive therapy for MSCC...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437302/pain-management-in-the-opioid-dependent-pregnant-woman
#3
Rebecca R Safley, Jamie Swietlikowski
Opioid dependence is an epidemic in the United States, and the percentage of pregnant women who are opioid dependent has increased dramatically in the last decade. Pain management, already a concern for intrapartum and postpartum care, is complicated in the context of opioid dependence. This clinical review surveys the literature on pain management in opioid-dependent pregnant women to summarize current consensus and evidence to guide clinical practice. Points of consensus for pain management in opioid-dependent pregnant women include continual opioid maintenance therapy throughout the pregnancy and the postpartum period; adequate management of acute pain; the contraindication of opioid agonist-antagonists for pain management; and the need for interdisciplinary teams using a multimodal approach to provide optimal care to opioid-dependent pregnant women...
April 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436192/predictors-of-non-pharmacological-intervention-effect-on-cognitive-function-and-behavioral-and-psychological-symptoms-of-older-people-with-dementia
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Ting-Jung Hsu, Hui-Te Tsai, An-Chun Hwang, Liang-Yu Chen, Liang-Kung Chen
AIM: Our previous work showed that non-pharmacological interventions could effectively reduce the severity of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), while the factors influencing the effect of intervention were less explored. Therefore, the main purpose of the present study was to investigate the predictors of the non-pharmacological intervention effect for old veterans with dementia and BPSD. METHODS: A total of 141 old veterans with dementia living in two veterans' homes in northern Taiwan were recruited...
April 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435246/cuprous-oxide-nanoparticle-inhibited-melanoma-progress-by-targeting-melanoma-stem-cells
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Bin Yu, Ye Wang, Xinlu Yu, Hongxia Zhang, Ji Zhu, Chen Wang, Fei Chen, Changcheng Liu, Jingqiang Wang, Haiying Zhu
Recent studies have shown that metal and metal oxide have a potential function in antitumor therapy. Our previous studies demonstrated that cuprous oxide nanoparticles (CONPs) not only selectively induce apoptosis of tumor cells in vitro but also inhibit the growth and metastasis of melanoma by targeting mitochondria with little hepatic and renal toxicities in mice. As a further study, our current research revealed that CONPs induced apoptosis of human melanoma stem cells (CD271(+/high) cells) in A375 and WM266-4 melanoma cell lines and could significantly suppress the expression of MITF, SOX10 and CD271 involved in the stemness maintenance and tumorigenesis of melanoma stem cells...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434530/accelerated-cellular-senescence-as-underlying-mechanism-for-functionally-impaired-bone-marrow-derived-progenitor-cells-in-ischemic-heart-disease
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Evelien Nollet, Vicky Y Hoymans, Inez R Rodrigus, Dina De Bock, Marc Dom, Viviane O M Van Hoof, Christiaan J Vrints, Emeline M Van Craenenbroeck
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bone marrow (BM)-derived progenitor cells are functionally impaired in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), thereby hampering the outcome of autologous stem cell therapy. In search for underlying mechanisms for this BM dysfunction, accelerated cellular senescence was explored. METHODS: We analysed telomere length of BM-derived mononuclear cells (MNC) by MMqPCR in patients with coronary artery disease (n = 12), ischemic heart failure (HF; n = 9), non-ischemic HF (n = 7) and controls (n = 10), and related it to their myeloid differentiation capacity...
May 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434480/how-to-assess-and-manage-cardiovascular-risk-associated-with-lipid-alterations-beyond-ldl
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Maurizio Averna, Erik Stroes
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The maintenance of clinically recommended levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) through a statin therapy is a gold standard in the management of patients with dyslipidaemia and cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, even when LDL-C levels are at or below clinically recommended target levels, residual cardiovascular (CV) risk still remains. Therefore, assessing lipoproteins beyond LDL-C in managing CV risk is imperative. METHODS: A working group of clinical experts have assessed the role of lipoproteins other than LDL-C in identifying the CV risk in patients with dyslipidaemia and CVD and in the management of atherogenic dyslipidaemia associated with a number of other diseases...
April 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434009/hypoxic-ischaemic-encephalopathy-and-the-blood-brain-barrier-in-neonates
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Wei Ling Amelia Lee, Adina T Michael-Titus, Divyen K Shah
This review aims to highlight a possible relationship between hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) and the disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Inflammatory reactions perpetuate a large proportion of cerebral injury. The extent of injury noted in HIE is not only determined by the biochemical cascades that trigger the apoptosis-necrosis continuum of cell death in the brain parenchyma, but also by the breaching of the BBB by pro-inflammatory factors. We examine the changes that contribute to the breakdown of the BBB that occur during HIE at a macroscopic, cellular, and molecular level...
April 22, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433546/symptom-trajectories-in-children-receiving-treatment-for-leukemia-a-latent-class-growth-analysis-with-multitrajectory-modeling
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Marilyn J Hockenberry, Mary C Hooke, Cheryl Rodgers, Olga Taylor, Kari M Koerner, Pauline Mitby, Ida Moore, Michael E Scheurer, Wei Pan
CONTEXT: Cancer treatment symptoms play a major role in determining the health of children with cancer. Symptom toxicity often results in complications, treatment delays, and therapy dose reductions that can compromise leukemia therapy and jeopardize chances for long-term survival. Critical to understanding symptom experiences during treatment is the need for exploration of "why" inter-individual symptom differences occur; this will determine who may be most susceptible to treatment toxicities...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432650/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-a-2-year-rituximab-maintenance-therapy-in-patients-with-advanced-follicular-lymphoma-after-induction-of-response-with-rituximab-containing-first-line-regimens-husom-study
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Tamás Schneider, András Rosta, Hajna Losonczy, Gáspár Radványi, György Ujj, Miklós Egyed, Árpád Illés, János Jakucs, László Szerafin, Zoltán Gasztonyi, Tamás Masszi, János Iványi, Judit Demeter, Péter Dombi, Antal Tóth, Zita Borbényi
Follicular lymphoma is a lymphoid malignancy commonly showing slow progression which makes the treatment of the disease challenging. Rituximab monotherapy and rituximab added to standard chemotherapy has been proven to increase survival among patients with advanced stage of the disease. However, the benefit of a rituximab maintenance therapy after induction was still unclear at the time of the initiation of this study. HUSOM was a phase III open-label, single-arm, multi-centre study aimed to assess the efficacy and the safety of the 12 cycles of rituximab (375 mg/m(2) every 8 weeks) maintenance therapy in patients had already presented partial or complete response to R-CVP or R-CHOP...
April 21, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430641/the-regulation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-activity-and-function-in-cancer-therapeutic-opportunities
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REVIEW
Shuang Shang, Fang Hua, Zhuo-Wei Hu
Wnt/β-catenin signaling is an evolutionarily conserved and versatile pathway that is known to be involved in embryonic development, tissue homeostasis and a wide variety of human diseases. Aberrant activation of this pathway gives rise to the accumulation of β-catenin in the nucleus and promotes the transcription of many oncogenes such as c-Myc and CyclinD-1. As a result, it contributes to carcinogenesis and tumor progression of several cancers, including colon cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and ovarian cancer...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430364/the-effects-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-eating-disorders-on-quality-of-life-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jake Linardon, Leah Brennan
OBJECTIVE: Meta-analyses have documented the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for reducing symptoms of eating disorders. However, it is not known whether CBT for eating disorders can also improve quality of life (QoL). This meta-analysis therefore examined the effects of CBT for eating disorders on subjective QoL and health-related quality of life (QoL). METHOD: Studies that assessed QoL before and after CBT for eating disorders were searched in the PsycInfo and Medline database...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428443/mechanisms-of-pinometostat-epz-5676-treatment-emergent-resistance-in-mll-rearranged-leukemia
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Carly T Campbell, Jessica N Haladyna, David A Drubin, Ty M Thomson, Michael J Maria, Taylor Yamauchi, Nigel J Waters, Edward J Olhava, Roy M Pollock, Jesse J Smith, Robert A Copeland, Stephen J Blakemore, Kathrin M Bernt, Scott R Daigle
DOT1L is a protein methyltransferase involved in the development and maintenance of MLL-rearranged (MLL-r) leukemia through its ectopic methylation of histones associated with well characterized leukemic genes.  Pinometostat (EPZ-5676), a selective inhibitor of DOT1L, is in clinical development in relapsed/refractory acute leukemia patients harboring rearrangements of the MLL gene. The observation of responses and subsequent relapses in the adult trial treating MLL-r patients motivated preclinical investigations into potential mechanisms of pinometostat treatment emergent resistance (TER) in cell lines confirmed to have MLL-r...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427781/smoking-increases-the-likelihood-of-helicobacter-pylori-treatment-failure
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David Itskoviz, Doron Boltin, Haim Leibovitzh, Tsachi Tsadok Perets, Doron Comaneshter, Arnon Cohen, Yaron Niv, Zohar Levi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Data regarding the impact of smoking on the success of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication are conflicting, partially due to the fact that sociodemographic status is associated with both smoking and H. pylori treatment success. We aimed to assess the effect of smoking on H. pylori eradication rates after controlling for sociodemographic confounders. METHODS: Included were subjects aged 15 years or older, with a first time positive C(13)-urea breath test (C(13)-UBT) between 2007 to 2014, who underwent a second C(13)-UBT after receiving clarithromycin-based triple therapy...
March 27, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427554/clinical-and-hemodynamic-improvements-after-adding-ambrisentan-to-background-pde5i-therapy-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-exhibiting-a-suboptimal-therapeutic-response-athena-1
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Shelley Shapiro, Fernando Torres, Jeremy Feldman, Anne Keogh, Martine Allard, Christiana Blair, Hunter Gillies, James Tislow, Ronald J Oudiz
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a condition which may lead to right ventricular failure and premature death. While recent data supports the initial combination of ambrisentan (a selective ERA) and tadalafil (a PDE5i) in functional class II or III patients, there is no published data describing the safety and efficacy of ambrisentan when added to patients currently receiving a PDE5i and exhibiting a suboptimal response. The ATHENA-1 study describes the safety and efficacy of the addition of ambrisentan in this patient population...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427511/role-of-hypoxia-inducible-factors-hif-in-the-maintenance-of-stemness-and-malignancy-of-colorectal-cancer
#16
REVIEW
Ramakrishna Vadde, Sarojamma Vemula, Rajeswari Jinka, Neha Merchant, Pallaval Veera Bramhachari, Ganji Purnachandra Nagaraju
Hypoxia is a condition of insufficient tissue oxygenation, which is observed during normal development as well as tumorigenesis and its response at the cellular level is primarily mediated through hypoxia inducible factors (HIFs). HIFs have a significant role in the maintenance of stemness in both stem cells as well as in cancer stem cells (CSC) by acting as transcription factors. The CSCs are proposed to be the driving force of colon tumorigenesis and malignancy. These HIFs play a significant role in a wide range of diseases including colon cancer...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427443/benserazide-a-dopadecarboxylase-inhibitor-suppresses-tumor-growth-by-targeting-hexokinase-2
#17
Wei Li, Mengzhu Zheng, Shuangping Wu, Suyu Gao, Mei Yang, Zhimei Li, Qiuxia Min, Weiguang Sun, Lixia Chen, Guangya Xiang, Hua Li
BACKGROUND: Hexokinase (HK) is the rate-limiting enzyme in the first reaction of glycolysis. And Hexokinase 2 (HK2) is most closely related to malignant tumor which expresses at higher level compared with normal cells. HK2 plays a pivotal role in tumor initiation and maintenance, which provides a new target for cancer therapy. METHODS: Structure-based virtual ligand screening was used in hit identification from ZINC Drug Database. Microscale thermophoresis assay was performed to evaluate the binding affinity...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427362/efficacy-of-budesonide-formoterol-maintenance-and-reliever-therapy-compared-with-higher-dose-budesonide-as-step-up-from-low-dose-inhaled-corticosteroid-treatment
#18
Christine R Jenkins, Göran Eriksson, Eric D Bateman, Helen K Reddel, Malcolm R Sears, Magnus Lindberg, Paul M O'Byrne
BACKGROUND: Asthma management may involve a step up in treatment when symptoms are not well controlled. We examined whether budesonide/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy (MRT) is as effective as higher, fixed-dose budesonide plus as-needed terbutaline in patients requiring step-up from Step 2 treatment (low-dose inhaled corticosteroids), stratified by baseline reliever use. METHODS: A post-hoc analysis utilized data from three clinical trials of 6-12 months' duration...
April 20, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426924/high-dose-pulsed-corticosteroid-therapy-combined-with-methotrexate-for-severe-alopecia-areata-of-childhood
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J H Chong, A Taïeb, F Morice-Picard, A S Dutkiewicz, C Léauté-Labrèze, F Boralevi
Alopecia areata (AA) in childhood can run a chronic course and worsen over time(1). Spontaneous hair regrowth is rarely appreciated in chronic severe AA(2-4). Our centre described the ineffective use of high dose pulsed corticosteroid therapy (HDPCT) in the long term(1). Methotrexate (MTX) as a maintenance therapy following HDPCT showed some success in adults(5). Although the evidence for using either drug individually was weak(6), the combination of using both was not well studied. This article is protected by copyright...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426675/indicators-of-suboptimal-biologic-therapy-over-time-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-and-crohn-s-disease-in-the-united-states
#20
Haridarshan Patel, Trevor Lissoos, David T Rubin
This study assessed the occurrence of indicators for suboptimal biologic therapy among ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) patients over time in the United States (US). Data from a large US claims database (2005-2013) were used to retrospectively identify patients with diagnosed with either UC or CD who were new biologic users. Indicators of suboptimal biologic therapy included: dose escalation during the maintenance phase, discontinuation of the initial biologic, switch to another biologic within 90 days following the last day of supply of the initial biologic, augmentation with a non-biologic systemic therapy, UC- or CD-related surgery, UC- or CD-related urgent care, and development of fistula (for CD only)...
2017: PloS One
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