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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928747/modulation-of-multiple-sclerosis-and-its-animal-model-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-by-food-and-gut-microbiota
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Ward J van den Hoogen, Jon D Laman, Bert A 't Hart
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune neurological disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the central nervous system (CNS), leading to demyelination, axonal damage, and symptoms such as fatigue and disability. Although the cause of MS is not known, the infiltration of peripherally activated immune cells into the CNS has a key pathogenic role. Accumulating evidence supports an important role of diet and gut microbiota in immune-mediated diseases. Preclinical as well as clinical studies suggest a role for gut microbiota and dietary components in MS...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926349/a-nurse-led-care-program-for-breast-cancer-patients-in-a-chemotherapy-day-center-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiao Bin Lai, Shirley Siu Yin Ching, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Carenx Wai Yee Leung, Lai Ha Lee, Jessica Shuk Yin Wong, Yim Fan Lo
BACKGROUND: Healthcare providers are facing the challenge of helping cancer patients cope with the impact of outpatient-based chemotherapy. A nurse-led care program was proposed to address this challenge. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a nurse-led care program for patients receiving outpatient-based chemotherapy. METHODS: This was a single-center, open-label, 2-arm parallel trial with equal randomization (NCT02228200)...
September 19, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906589/neoadjuvant-therapy-of-bevacizumab-in-combination-with-oxaliplatin-and-capecitabine-xelox-for-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-with-unresectable-liver-metastases-a-phase-ii-open-label-single-arm-noncomparative-trial
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Hong-Hwa Chen, Jen-Kou Lin, Joe-Bin Chen, Chieh-Han Chuang, Mei-Ching Liu, Jen-Yi Wang, Chung-Rong Changchien
AIM: This phase II, open-label study evaluated the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant therapy with bevacizumab plus XELOX (capecitabine and oxaliplatin) for untreated metastatic colorectal cancer with unresectable liver metastases and assessed conversion of unresectable to resectable metastases after neoadjuvant treatment. METHODS: Patients received bevacizumab 5 mg/kg and oxaliplatin 85 mg/m(2) on day 1, and capecitabine 1000 mg/m(2) twice daily on days 1-5 followed by 2 days of rest in a 14-day cycle for 12 cycles; bevacizumab was excluded in cycles 6 and 7...
September 14, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904172/fda-approval-summary-daratumumab-for-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma-after-one-prior-therapy
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Vishal Bhatnagar, Nicole J Gormley, Lola Luo, Yuan Li Shen, Rajeshwari Sridhara, Sriram Subramaniam, Guoxiang Shen, Lian Ma, Stacy Shord, Kirsten B Goldberg, Ann T Farrell, Amy E McKee, Richard Pazdur
On November 21, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to daratumumab in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, or bortezomib and dexamethasone, for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy. Approval was based on two randomized, open-label trials in which daratumumab was added to these backbone therapies. The MMY3003 trial demonstrated substantial improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) when daratumumab was added to lenalidomide and dexamethasone compared with lenalidomide and dexamethasone alone...
September 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893581/tryptophan-circuit-in-fatigue-from-blood-to-brain-and-cognition
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Masatoshi Yamashita, Takanobu Yamamoto
Brain tryptophan and its neuroactive metabolites play key roles in central fatigue. However, previous brain function analysis targets may have included both glia and neurons together. Here, we clarified the fatigue-cognitive circuit of the central-peripheral linkage, including the role of glial-neuronal interaction in cognition. Using a rat model of central fatigue induced by chronic sleep disorder (CFSD), we isolated presynaptic terminals and oligodendrocytes. Results showed that compared to control group, presynaptic levels of tryptophan, kynurenine, and kynurenic acid, but not serotonin, in the CFSD group were higher in the hypothalamus and hippocampus...
September 8, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879576/effects-of-acute-resistance-training-modality-on-corticospinal-excitability-intra-cortical-and-neuromuscular-responses
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Christopher Latella, Wei-Peng Teo, Dale Harris, Brendan Major, Dan VanderWesthuizen, Ashlee M Hendy
OBJECTIVE: Although neural adaptations from strength training are known to occur, the acute responses associated with heavy-strength (HST) and hypertrophy training (HYT) remain unclear. Therefore, we aimed to compare the acute behaviour of corticospinal responses following a single session of HST vs HYT over a 72-h period. METHODS: Fourteen participants completed a random counterbalanced, crossover study that consisted of a single HST session [5 sets × 3 repetition maximum (RM)], a HYT session (3 sets × 12 RM) of the leg extensors and a control session (CON)...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875126/postoperative-deep-shoulder-infections-following-rotator-cuff-repair
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REVIEW
Kivanc Atesok, Peter MacDonald, Jeff Leiter, Sheila McRae, Greg Stranges, Jason Old
Rotator cuff repair (RCR) is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in orthopaedic surgery. The reported incidence of deep soft-tissue infections after RCR ranges between 0.3% and 1.9%. Deep shoulder infection after RCR appears uncommon, but the actual incidence may be higher as many cases may go unreported. Clinical presentation may include increasing shoulder pain and stiffness, high temperature, local erythema, swelling, warmth, and fibrinous exudate. Generalized fatigue and signs of sepsis may be present in severe cases...
August 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874701/restless-legs-syndrome-in-parkinson-disease-clinical-characteristics-abnormal-iron-metabolism-and-altered-neurotransmitters
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Ying-Shan Piao, Teng-Hong Lian, Yang Hu, Li-Jun Zuo, Peng Guo, Shu-Yang Yu, Li Liu, Zhao Jin, Hui Zhao, Li-Xia Li, Qiu-Jin Yu, Rui-Dan Wang, Sheng-Di Chen, Piu Chan, Xiao-Min Wang, Wei Zhang
Relationships among clinical characteristics, iron metabolism and neurotransmitters in Parkinson disease (PD) patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) remains unclear. We divided 218 patients into PD with and with no RLS (PD-RLS and PD-NRLS) groups by RLS-rating scale (RLS-RS) score. Motor and non-motor symptoms were rated by related scales. Iron and related proteins, and neurotransmitters in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum were measured. PD-RLS frequency was 40.37%. PD-RLS group had longer duration, higher stage and scores of motor symptoms, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, fatigue and apathy, and increased transferrin and decreased iron, ferritin, dopamine (DA) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in CSF...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864849/maximal-exercise-increases-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-cell-frequency-and-number-in-healthy-young-men
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Erik D Hanson, Eli Danson, Catriona V Nguyen-Robertson, Jackson J Fyfe, Nigel K Stepto, David B Bartlett, Samy Sakkal
PURPOSE: Mucosal associated invariant T (MAIT) cells have properties of the innate and acquired immune systems. While the response to vigorous exercise has been established for most leukocytes, MAIT cells have not been investigated. Therefore, the purpose was to determine if MAIT cell lymphocytosis occurs with acute maximal aerobic exercise and if this response is influenced by exercise duration, cardiovascular fitness, or body composition. METHODS: Twenty healthy young males with moderate fitness levels performed an extended graded exercise test until volitional fatigue...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843768/carfilzomib-or-bortezomib-in-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma-endeavor-an-interim-overall-survival-analysis-of-an-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Meletios A Dimopoulos, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Ruben Niesvizky, Douglas Joshua, Wee-Joo Chng, Albert Oriol, Robert Z Orlowski, Heinz Ludwig, Thierry Facon, Roman Hajek, Katja Weisel, Vania Hungria, Leonard Minuk, Shibao Feng, Anita Zahlten-Kumeli, Amy S Kimball, Philippe Moreau
BACKGROUND: The phase 3 ENDEAVOR trial was a head-to-head comparison of two proteasome inhibitors in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Progression-free survival was previously reported to be significantly longer with carfilzomib administered in combination with dexamethasone than with bortezomib and dexamethasone in an interim analysis. The aim of this second interim analysis was to compare overall survival between the two treatment groups. METHODS: ENDEAVOR was a phase 3, open-label, randomised controlled trial in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma...
August 23, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833590/moderate-to-severe-hidradenitis-suppurativa-patients-do-not-have-an-altered-bacterial-composition-in-peripheral-blood-compared-to-healthy-controls
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Hans Christian Ring, Jonathan Thorsen, Ditte Marie Saunte, Berit Lilje, Lene Bay, Peter Theut Riis, Niels Larsen, Lee O'Brien Andersen, Henrik Vedel Nielsen, Iben Marie Miller, Thomas Bjarnsholt, Kurt Fuursted, Gregor Borut Jemec
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease defined by recurrent nodules, tunnels and scarring involving the intertriginous skin. HS patients often report an array of systemic symptoms such as fatigue and malaise. The etiology of these symptoms remains unclear. Previously, various bacteria have been associated with mature HS lesions and bacteremia has been reported in HS patients using traditional culturing methods. Thus, we hypothesized that a low-grade bacteremia contributes to the symptomatology in HS patients...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832976/a-phase-1-1b-trial-of-adi-peg-20-plus-nab-paclitaxel-and-gemcitabine-in-patients-with-advanced-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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Maeve A Lowery, Kenneth H Yu, David Paul Kelsen, James J Harding, John S Bomalaski, Danielle C Glassman, Christina M Covington, Robin Brenner, Ellen Hollywood, Adalberto Barba, Amanda Johnston, Kay Chia-Wei Liu, Xiaoxing Feng, Marinela Capanu, Ghassan K Abou-Alfa, Eileen M O'Reilly
BACKGROUND: ADI-PEG 20 is a pegylated form of the arginine-depleting enzyme arginine deiminase. Normal cells synthesize arginine with the enzyme argininosuccinate synthetase (ASS1); ADI-PEG 20 selectively targets malignant cells, which lack ASS1. METHODS: A single-arm, nonrandomized, open-label, phase 1/1B, standard 3 + 3 dose escalation with an expansion cohort of 9 patients at the recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) was conducted. Patients who had metastatic pancreatic cancer, up to 1 line of prior treatment (the dose-escalation cohort) or no prior treatment (the expansion cohort), and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 to 1 were included...
August 18, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832175/-docetaxel-cabazitaxel-enzalutamide-versus-docetaxel-enzalutamide-in-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#13
I Richter, J Dvořák, J Bartoš
AIM: The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the efficacy of the sequence docetaxel-cabazitaxel-enzalutamide vs. docetaxel-enzalutamide in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Of the cohort of 35 patients, 11 were treated with the sequence docetaxel-cabazitaxel-enzalutamide and 24 were treated with the sequence docetaxel-enzalutamide. The doses were as follows: docetaxel, 75 mg/m2; cabazitaxel, 25 mg/m2; and enzalutamide, 160 mg/day...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829925/aya-myeloma-real-world-single-center-experience-over-last-5-years
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Uday Yanamandra, Neha Saini, Pooja Chauhan, Tanya Sharma, Alka Khadwal, Gaurav Prakash, Neelam Varma, Deepesh Lad, Subhash Varma, Pankaj Malhotra
INTRODUCTION: Multiple myeloma (MM) is considered as a disease of the old with the reported median age of 60-70 years. The disease occurred a decade earlier in the Indian subcontinent. The literature on MM in adolescents and young adult (AYA) is limited. We studied the disease characteristics and outcomes of the AYA-MM in the real-world setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: It is a retrospective single-center study conducted at a tertiary care center from North India. Records of all consecutive patients with AYA-MM (15-39 years of age) who were managed from January 1, 2010, to December 30, 2015, were reviewed...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816983/characteristics-of-turkish-patients-with-elderly-onset-psoriatic-arthritis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#15
Senol Kobak, Fidan Yildiz, Ahmet Karaarslan, Huseyin Semiz, Mehmet Orman
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflamatory disease characterized with axial and peripheral joints involvement. It rarely affects patients older than 65 years old.The purpose of this study is to compare and evaluate the demographic, clinical and laboratory features of elderly-onset psoriatic arthritis (EOPsA) and young-onset (YOPsA) patients.A total of 180 patients diagnosed with PsA according to CASPAR criteria and followed-up in single center were included in this study. The patients with initial symptoms started after age 65 were accepted as EOPsA...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814013/a-third-arm-design-of-a-bypass-prosthesis-enabling-incorporation
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Adam W Wilson, Daniel H Blustein, Jon W Sensinger
A variety of factors affect the performance of a person using a myoelectric prosthesis, including increased control noise, reduced sensory feedback, and muscle fatigue. Many studies use able-bodied subjects to control a myoelectric prosthesis using a bypass socket in order to make comparisons to movements made with intact limbs. Depending on the goals of the study, this approach can also allow for greater subject numbers and more statistical power in the analysis of the results. As we develop assessment tools and techniques to evaluate how peripheral nerve interfaces impact prosthesis incorporation, involving normally limbed subjects in the studies becomes challenging...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804660/large-granular-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-report-of-response-to-rituximab
#17
Uroosa Ibrahim, Sara Parylo, Shiksha Kedia, Shafinaz Hussein, Jean Paul Atallah
Large granular lymphocytic (LGL) leukemia is a rare form of low grade leukemia characterized by large cytotoxic T cells or natural killer cells on morphological examination. Immunosuppressive therapy is employed as first-line therapy. Treatment options in refractory cases include the anti-CD52 antibody alemtuzumab and purine analogues. We report a rare case that responded to the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab. A 77-year-old female presented with complaints of fatigue, fever, and chills of 3 months' duration...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803797/m-wave-normalization-of-emg-signal-to-investigate-heat-stress-and-fatigue
#18
Olivier Girard, David J Bishop, Sébastien Racinais
OBJECTIVES: We examined the extent to which peripheral changes affect EMG signal adjustments during repeated sprinting in temperate and hot conditions. DESIGN: Randomised, crossover study. METHODS: Ten males performed 10×6-s 'all-out' cycling sprints (recovery=30s) in either a temperate (24°C/30%rH) or a hot (35°C/40%rH) environment with concomitant surface EMG recordings of the vastus lateralis (VL) and rectus femoris (RF). In addition, peak-to-peak M-wave amplitudes were obtained for each muscle after each sprint (i...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803369/volume-balance-and-intradialytic-ultrafiltration-rate-in-the-hemodialysis-patient
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REVIEW
Jason A Chou, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Volume management in hemodialysis patients is often challenging. Assessing volume status and deciding how much fluid to remove during hemodialysis, the so-called ultrafiltration rate (UFR), has remained a conundrum. RECENT FINDINGS: To date there is no objective assessment tool to determine the needed UFR during each hemodialysis session. Higher volume overload or higher UFR is associated with poor outcomes including worse mortality and unfavorable clinical outcomes...
August 12, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803351/dose-and-schedule-selection-of-the-oral-proteasome-inhibitor-ixazomib-in-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma-clinical-and-model-based-analyses
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Neeraj Gupta, Huyuan Yang, Michael J Hanley, Steven Zhang, Rachael Liu, Shaji Kumar, Paul G Richardson, Tomas Skacel, Karthik Venkatakrishnan
BACKGROUND: The oral proteasome inhibitor ixazomib has been approved by regulatory authorities around the world, including in the United States and the European Union, for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who have received at least one prior therapy, based on the pivotal phase III TOURMALINE-MM1 study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to quantitatively characterize the benefit-risk profile of ixazomib in relapsed/refractory MM in support of the approved dose and schedule...
August 12, 2017: Targeted Oncology
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