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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426845/her2-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-virus-specific-t-cells-for-progressive-glioblastoma-a-phase-1-dose-escalation-trial
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Nabil Ahmed, Vita Brawley, Meenakshi Hegde, Kevin Bielamowicz, Mamta Kalra, Daniel Landi, Catherine Robertson, Tara L Gray, Oumar Diouf, Amanda Wakefield, Alexia Ghazi, Claudia Gerken, Zhongzhen Yi, Aidin Ashoori, Meng-Fen Wu, Hao Liu, Cliona Rooney, Gianpietro Dotti, Adrian Gee, Jack Su, Yvonne Kew, David Baskin, Yi Jonathan Zhang, Pamela New, Bambi Grilley, Milica Stojakovic, John Hicks, Suzanne Z Powell, Malcolm K Brenner, Helen E Heslop, Robert Grossman, Winfried S Wels, Stephen Gottschalk
Importance: Glioblastoma is an incurable tumor, and the therapeutic options for patients are limited. Objective: To determine whether the systemic administration of HER2-specific chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified virus-specific T cells (VSTs) is safe and whether these cells have antiglioblastoma activity. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this open-label phase 1 dose-escalation study conducted at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, and Texas Children's Hospital, patients with progressive HER2-positive glioblastoma were enrolled between July 25, 2011, and April 21, 2014...
April 20, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413427/immunogenicity-and-safety-of-a-respiratory-syncytial-virus-fusion-protein-rsv-f-nanoparticle-vaccine-in-older-adults
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Louis Fries, Vivek Shinde, Jeffrey J Stoddard, D Nigel Thomas, Eloi Kpamegan, Hanxin Lu, Gale Smith, Somia P Hickman, Pedro Piedra, Gregory M Glenn
BACKGROUND: A preventative strategy for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection constitutes an under-recognized unmet medical need among older adults. Four formulations of a novel recombinant RSV F nanoparticle vaccine (60 or 90 μg RSV F protein, with or without aluminum phosphate adjuvant) administered concurrently with a licensed inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) in older adult subjects were evaluated for safety and immunogenicity in this randomized, observer-blinded study...
2017: Immunity & Ageing: I & A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402454/adalimumab-vs-azathioprine-in-the-prevention-of-postoperative-crohn-s-disease-recurrence-a-geteccu-randomized-trial
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Antonio López-Sanromán, Isabel Vera-Mendoza, Eugeni Domènech, Carlos Taxonera, Vicente Vega Ruiz, Ignacio Marín-Jiménez, Jordi Guardiola, Luisa Castro, María Esteve, Eva Iglesias, Daniel Ceballos, Pilar Martínez-Montiel, Javier P Gisbert, Miguel Mínguez, Ana Echarri, Xavier Calvet, Jesús Barrio, Joaquín Hinojosa, María Dolores Martín-Arranz, Lucía Márquez-Mosquera, Fernando Bermejo, Jordi Rimola, Vicente Pons, Pilar Nos
Background and Aims: Postoperative recurrence of Crohn's disease (POR-CD) is almost certain if no prophylaxis is administered. Evidence for optimal treatment is lacking. Our aim was to compare the efficacy of adalimumab (ADA) and azathioprine (AZA) in this setting. Methods: We performed a phase 3, 52-week, multicenter, randomized, superiority study (APPRECIA), in which patients with ileocolic resection were randomized either to ADA 160-80-40 mg SC or AZA 2.5 mg/kg/d, both associated to metronidazole...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338450/postoperative-quality-of-life-assessment-in-patients-with-spine-metastases-treated-with-long-segment-pedicle-screw-fixation
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Florian Bernard, Jean-Michel Lemée, Olivier Lucas, Philippe Menei
OBJECTIVE In recent decades, progress in the medical management of cancer has been significant, resulting in considerable extension of survival for patients with metastatic disease. This has, in turn, led to increased attention to the optimal surgical management of bone lesions, including metastases to the spine. In addition, there has been a shift in focus toward improving quality of life and reducing hospital stay for these patients, and many minimally invasive techniques have been introduced with the aim of reducing the morbidity associated with more traditional open approaches...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238223/glucose-lowering-agents-for-treating-pre-existing-and-new-onset-diabetes-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Clement Lo, Min Jun, Sunil V Badve, Helen Pilmore, Sarah L White, Carmel Hawley, Alan Cass, Vlado Perkovic, Sophia Zoungas
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the preferred form of kidney replacement therapy for patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and is often complicated by worsening or new-onset diabetes. Management of hyperglycaemia is important to reduce post-transplant and diabetes-related complications. The safety and efficacy of glucose-lowering agents after kidney transplantation is largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pharmacological interventions for lowering glucose levels in patients who have undergone kidney transplantation and have diabetes...
February 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203603/physical-activity-level-and-sport-participation-in-relation-to-musculoskeletal-pain-in-a-population-based-study-of-adolescents-the-young-hunt-study
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Maren Hjelle Guddal, Synne Øien Stensland, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Marianne Bakke Johnsen, John-Anker Zwart, Kjersti Storheim
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain among adolescents is high, and pain in adolescence increases the risk of chronic pain in adulthood. Studies have shown conflicting evidence regarding associations between physical activity and musculoskeletal pain, and few have evaluated the potential impact of sport participation on musculoskeletal pain in adolescent population samples. PURPOSE: To examine the associations between physical activity level, sport participation, and musculoskeletal pain in the neck and shoulders, low back, and lower extremities in a population-based sample of adolescents...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170093/topical-treatments-for-blepharokeratoconjunctivitis-in-children
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Michael O'Gallagher, Catey Bunce, Melanie Hingorani, Frank Larkin, Stephen Tuft, Annegret Dahlmann-Noor
BACKGROUND: Blepharokeratoconjunctivitis (BKC) is a type of inflammation of the surface of the eye and eyelids that involves changes of the eyelids, dysfunction of the meibomian glands, and inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea. Chronic inflammation of the cornea can lead to scarring, vascularisation and opacity. BKC in children can cause significant symptoms including irritation, watering, photophobia and loss of vision from corneal opacity, refractive error or amblyopia.Treatment of BKC is directed towards modification of meibomian gland disease and the bacterial flora of lid margin and conjunctiva, and control of ocular surface inflammation...
February 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166390/emollients-and-moisturisers-for-eczema
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REVIEW
Esther J van Zuuren, Zbys Fedorowicz, Robin Christensen, Adriana Lavrijsen, Bernd Wm Arents
BACKGROUND: Eczema is a chronic skin disease characterised by dry skin, intense itching, inflammatory skin lesions, and a considerable impact on quality of life. Moisturisation is an integral part of treatment, but it is unclear if moisturisers are effective. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of moisturisers for eczema. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases to December 2015: Cochrane Skin Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, LILACS, the GREAT database...
February 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910803/the-prognostic-and-predictive-value-of-tmprss2-erg-gene-fusion-and-erg-protein-expression-in-prostate-cancer-biopsies
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REVIEW
Kasper Drimer Berg
BACKGROUND: The clinical course of prostate carcinoma (PCa) is very heterogeneous. Consequently, a personalised approach for risk stratification and treatment planning is important. Recently, it has become evident that PCa, also at the genomic level, is heterogeneous. An early and common alteration is the gene fusion between the transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) gene and the v-ets avian erythroblastosis virus E26 oncogene homolog (ERG) gene resulting in expression of the oncoprotein ERG...
December 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756709/gain-of-function-mutations-in-gata6-lead-to-atrial-fibrillation
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Nathan R Tucker, Saagar Mahida, Jiangchuan Ye, Elizabeth J Abraham, Julie A Mina, Victoria A Parsons, Michael A McLellan, Marisa A Shea, Alan Hanley, Emelia J Benjamin, David J Milan, Honghuang Lin, Patrick T Ellinor
BACKGROUND: The genetic basis of atrial fibrillation (AF) and congenital heart disease remains incompletely understood. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the causative mutation in a family with AF, atrial septal defects, and ventricular septal defects. METHODS: We evaluated a pedigree with 16 family members, 1 with an atrial septal defect, 1 with a ventricular septal defect, and 3 with AF; we performed whole exome sequencing in 3 affected family members...
February 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754015/br-04-1management-of-treatment-resistant-hypertension
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David John Webb
Treatment-resistant hypertension (TRH) is defined as the failure to achieve an office BP target of <140/90 mmHg (<130/80 mmHg in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or diabetes) in patients with hypertension (HT), despite adherence to at least 3 antihypertensive medications at optimal tolerated doses, ideally including a diuretic (Calhoun et al., Circulation 2008). TRH identifies patients with hard-to-treat HT, who might benefit from specialist investigation and treatment. Although some studies put the prevalence of TRH as >10%, these levels may be inflated by white-coat hypertension and poor adherence...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726240/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-multiparametric-mri-with-increased-active-surveillance-for-low-risk-prostate-cancer-in-australia
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Louisa G Gordon, Robbie James, Haitham W Tuffaha, Anthony Lowe, John Yaxley
PURPOSE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) to diagnose prostate cancer and direct all low-risk patients into active surveillance (AS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Markov cohort model was developed to assess three scenarios: 1) no mpMRI and current AS; 2) mpMRI and current AS; and 3) mpMRI and increased AS. Men were tracked from diagnosis to end-of-life. Estimates to populate the model were derived from systematic reviews, meta-analyses, epidemiological publications, and national cost reports...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642926/br-04-1management-of-treatment-resistant-hypertension
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David John Webb
Treatment-resistant hypertension (TRH) is defined as the failure to achieve an office BP target of <140/90 mmHg (<130/80 mmHg in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or diabetes) in patients with hypertension (HT), despite adherence to at least 3 antihypertensive medications at optimal tolerated doses, ideally including a diuretic (Calhoun et al., Circulation 2008). TRH identifies patients with hard-to-treat HT, who might benefit from specialist investigation and treatment. Although some studies put the prevalence of TRH as >10%, these levels may be inflated by white-coat hypertension and poor adherence...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595427/evaluation-of-asthma-medication-adherence-rates-and-strategies-to-improve-adherence-in-the-underserved-population-at-a-federally-qualified-health-center
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Monica Bidwal, Kajua Lor, Junhua Yu, Eric Ip
BACKGROUND: Adherence with asthma medications is less than optimal, measuring approximately 30-50%. Several factors have been shown to contribute to medication non-adherence including low-socioeconomic status, low literacy, medication cost, access to care, and language barriers. Community Health Clinic Ole has attempted to reduce medication adherence barriers associated with cost, access to care, and language by 1) allowing medications to be obtained from the clinic at a reduced cost via the 340B drug pricing program and patient assistance programs, and 2) providing one-on-one consultations from bilingual Spanish-speaking clinicians...
August 3, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580669/clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-physiotherapy-and-occupational-therapy-versus-no-therapy-in-mild-to-moderate-parkinson-s-disease-a-large-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-trial-pd-rehab
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Carl E Clarke, Smitaa Patel, Natalie Ives, Caroline E Rick, Rebecca Woolley, Keith Wheatley, Marion F Walker, Shihua Zhu, Rebecca Kandiyali, Guiqing Yao, Catherine M Sackley
BACKGROUND: Cochrane reviews of physiotherapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) for Parkinson's disease found insufficient evidence of effectiveness, but previous trials were methodologically flawed with small sample size and short-term follow-up. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of individualised PT and OT in Parkinson's disease. DESIGN: Large pragmatic randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Thirty-eight neurology and geriatric medicine outpatient clinics in the UK...
August 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27498660/treatment-of-ichthyosis-lamellaris-using-a-series-of-herbal-skin-care-products-family
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M Tirant, P Bayer, J Hercogovấ, M Fioranelli, S Gianfaldoni, A A Chokoeva, G Tchernev, U Wollina, F Novotny, M G Roccia, G K Maximov, K França, T Lotti
Lamellar ichthyosis (LI) is a genetically heterogeneous group of disorders of keratinization that are inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion, occurring in approximately 1 in 300,000 live births. The treatment of the large, dark, plate-like scales that characterize the classic manifestation of the disease are still a challenge. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of Dr. Michaels® skin-care products for the management of LI. A multi-centre European prospective study was conducted, including 10 patients (3 female/7 male) with lamellar ichthyosis, aged 38-54 years old (mean age: 46)...
April 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27291521/global-burden-of-stroke-and-risk-factors-in-188-countries-during-1990-2013-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2013
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Valery L Feigin, Gregory A Roth, Mohsen Naghavi, Priya Parmar, Rita Krishnamurthi, Sumeet Chugh, George A Mensah, Bo Norrving, Ivy Shiue, Marie Ng, Kara Estep, Kelly Cercy, Christopher J L Murray, Mohammad H Forouzanfar
BACKGROUND: The contribution of modifiable risk factors to the increasing global and regional burden of stroke is unclear, but knowledge about this contribution is crucial for informing stroke prevention strategies. We used data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013) to estimate the population-attributable fraction (PAF) of stroke-related disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) associated with potentially modifiable environmental, occupational, behavioural, physiological, and metabolic risk factors in different age and sex groups worldwide and in high-income countries and low-income and middle-income countries, from 1990 to 2013...
August 2016: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27136749/withdrawn-puerarin-injection-for-unstable-angina-pectoris
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REVIEW
Qin Wang, Taixiang Wu, Xiao Y Chen, Xin Duan, Jie Zheng, Jieqi Qiao, Likun Zhou, Jiafu Wei, Juan Ni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 3, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27063978/bromodomain-inhibitor-otx015-in-patients-with-lymphoma-or-multiple-myeloma-a-dose-escalation-open-label-pharmacokinetic-phase-1-study
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Sandy Amorim, Anastasios Stathis, Mary Gleeson, Sunil Iyengar, Valeria Magarotto, Xavier Leleu, Franck Morschhauser, Lionel Karlin, Florence Broussais, Keyvan Rezai, Patrice Herait, Carmen Kahatt, François Lokiec, Gilles Salles, Thierry Facon, Antonio Palumbo, David Cunningham, Emanuele Zucca, Catherine Thieblemont
BACKGROUND: The first-in-class small molecule inhibitor OTX015 (MK-8628) specifically binds to bromodomain motifs BRD2, BRD3, and BRD4 of bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) proteins, inhibiting them from binding to acetylated histones, which occurs preferentially at super-enhancer regions that control oncogene expression. OTX015 is active in haematological preclinical entities including leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. We aimed to establish the recommended dose of OTX015 in patients with haematological malignancies...
April 2016: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27015949/coinfection-of-schistosoma-species-with-hepatitis-b-or-hepatitis-c-viruses
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REVIEW
Amy Abruzzi, Bernard Fried, Sukaina B Alikhan
Although a considerable number of studies have been undertaken to date, it is still controversial as to whether or not coinfection with schistosomiasis increases the susceptibility to or progression from Hepatitis B virus (HBV) or Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. This review is a closer examination of the key studies conducted on human populations on clinical factors that were published in English between 1975 and January 2015. Our review is mainly based on tables containing the salient information, which are arranged first by study population, country of study and publication date...
2016: Advances in Parasitology
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