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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149127/percutaneous-nephrostomy-infusion-nursing-considerations-for-treatment-of-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Eryn Draganski, Ellen Sterman, Kathy Morris
An intrarenal approach using a percutaneous nephrostomy tube is a novel method to deliver chemotherapy and biotherapy to patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma. A paucity of evidence exists regarding basic nursing implications for this unique treatment option. This column will provide suggested guidelines to administer intrarenal treatment via a percutanous nephrostomy tube.
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December 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078809/mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-cardiac-repair-are-the-actors-ready-for-the-clinical-scenario
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REVIEW
Santiago Roura, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Clémentine Mirabel, Joaquim Vives, Antoni Bayes-Genis
For years, sufficient progress has been made in treating heart failure following myocardial infarction; however, the social and economic burdens and the costs to world health systems remain high. Moreover, treatment advances have not resolved the underlying problem of functional heart tissue loss. In this field of research, for years we have actively explored innovative biotherapies for cardiac repair. Here, we present a general, critical overview of our experience in using mesenchymal stem cells, derived from cardiac adipose tissue and umbilical cord blood, in a variety of cell therapy and tissue engineering approaches...
October 27, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069935/trastuzumab-modified-dm1-loaded-nanoparticles-for-her2-breast-cancer-treatment-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Ling Rong, Shuping Zhou, Xinkuang Liu, Amin Li, Tao Jing, Xueke Liu, Yinci Zhang, Shiyu Cai, Xiaolong Tang
BACKGROUND: Emtansine (DM1) is a highly potent anti-microtubule agent that has shown promising results for breast cancer treatment, but side effects limit its widespread clinical use. In this research, a new nano-drug was developed to integrate DM1 agent with antibody targeting. METHODS: A system of novel nanoparticles (NPs) DM1-NPs-trastuzumab (DM1-NPs-Tmab) of DM1 combined with (anti-HER2 antibody, Herceptin®, Trastuzumab) was developed for HER2(+) breast cancer treatment, and its physical characterization and antitumor biological activity were investigated...
October 25, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067958/magnetic-resonance-gd-rgd-imaging-study-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-high-and-low-metastatic-potential-before-and-after-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-intervention
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Tian-Ran Li, Ming-Hui Yu, Xiao-Bin Huang, Zhi-Jie Yang, Guang-Ming Lu, Yan-Jun Li
BACKGROUND: Biotherapy based on human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) is currently the focus of research, especially in the field of autologous stem cell transplantation. A novel type of metastasis-associated magnetic resonance (MR) molecular imaging probe was constructed, and the changes in metastasis and proliferation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) before and after BMSC intervention were observed through MR imaging (MRI). METHODS: Metastasis-associated MR molecular imaging probe, integrin αvβ3ligand cRGD-PEG-DGL-DTPA-Gd (Gd-RGD), were constructed...
November 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067877/somatostatin-analogs-in-the-treatment-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-current-and-emerging-aspects
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Gherardo Mazziotti, Alessandra Mosca, Stefano Frara, Giovanni Vitale, Andrea Giustina
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) harbor somatostatin receptors and there is a strong rationale for using somatostatin analogs (SSAs) for treatment of NETs. Areas covered: This article discusses i) pharmacology of somatostatin and its analogs; ii) antisecretory and anti-proliferative effects of SSAs in NETs; iii) efficacy and safety of emerging therapeutic regimens with first generation SSAs administered at either high doses or in combination with antineoplastic drugs; iv) efficacy and safety of pasireotide and chimeric molecules; v) efficacy of radionuclide therapy of NETs using SSAs...
October 25, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987810/chronic-rhinosinusitis-in-asia
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Yuan Zhang, Elien Gevaert, Hongfei Lou, Xiangdong Wang, Luo Zhang, Claus Bachert, Nan Zhang
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), although possibly overdiagnosed, is associated with a high burden of disease and is often difficult to treat in those truly affected. Recent research has demonstrated that inflammatory signatures of CRS vary around the world, with less eosinophilic and more neutrophilic inflammation found in Asia compared with Europe and North America. Although in the Western world about 80% of nasal polyps carry a type 2 signature, this might be between 20% and 60% in China and Korea or Thailand, respectively...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973818/incremental-costs-in-giant-cell-arteritis
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Michael Mounié, Nadège Costa, Laurent Sailler, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre, Robert Bourrel, Nicolas Savy, Laurent Molinier, Grégory Pugnet
OBJECTIVES: To assess and compare direct costs between giant cell arteritis (GCA) patients and matched-controls and identify incremental cost drivers. METHODS: We carried out a population-based, retrospective, cohort study using the French National Health Insurance System Database. Cost analysis was performed from the French health insurance perspective and took into account direct medical and non-medical costs (€, 2014). Costs were evaluated according to different cost components and divided into periods of 6 months for the accurate assessment of care consumption...
October 3, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965131/efficacy-of-tocilizumab-highlighted-by-fdg-pet-ct-in-a-patient-with-relapsing-polychondritis-associated-aortitis
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REVIEW
Ghassan Elourimi, Michael Soussan, Ursula Warzocha, Hélène Bugaud, Robin Dhôte, Sébastien Abad
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the ears, nose and tracheobronchial tree cartilage, but also the cardiovascular system. Cardiovascular complications are the second cause of mortality in RP. We report the case of a woman with a corticosteroid-resistant RP-associated aortitis, who was successfully treated with tocilizumab (TCZ). The FDG-PET/CT was a useful tool for diagnosing aortitis and assessing the effect of biotherapy. We conducted a systematic literature review confirming this is the first case of rapid and sustained remission in a patient with corticosteroid-resistant RP-associated aortitis after TCZ treatment administered as a first-line immunotherapy...
November 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922238/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-time-for-diagnostic-biomarkers-and-biotherapies
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Louis Royer-Perron, Khê Hoang-Xuan, Agusti Alentorn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare cancer with a somber prognosis in older patients, which it affects predominantly. Only in recent years have molecular alterations characterizing PCNSL been thoroughly described. This opens possibilities for the use of targeted therapies. Developments in imaging and biomarkers have also great potential to help clinicians faced with diagnostic and prognostic uncertainties. RECENT FINDINGS: Several biomarkers for PCNSL, such as different microRNAs, which could be tested in cerebrospinal fluid and vitreous fluid, and IL-10, which has been shown to have excellent sensitivity and specificity in the cerebrospinal fluid, have emerged in the last years...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901727/retention-rates-of-adalimumab-etanercept-and-infliximab-as-first-line-biotherapy-agent-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-in-daily-practice-auvergne-experience
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Martin Soubrier, Bruno Pereira, Thomas Frayssac, Angelique Fan, Marion Couderc, Sandrine Malochet-Guinamand, Sylvain Mathieu, Zuzana Tatar, Anne Tournadre, Jean-Jacques Dubost
OBJECTIVE: To compare, in real-life conditions, the retention rates of anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) treatment (etanercept [ETN], adalimumab [ADA] and infliximab [IFX]) initiated as first-line biotherapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to evaluate, in case of failure, the switch to another anti-TNF or a non-anti-TNF biological. METHODS: Monocentric retrospective cohort including all patients with RA starting a first anti-TNF between 2001 and 2015. RESULTS: Among the 346 patients analyzed, 201 received ETN, 82 ADA and 63 IFX...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877634/certolizumab-an-anti-tnf-safe-during-pregancy-the-crib-study-results-an-interview-with-professor-xavier-mariette
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Xavier Mariette
Professor Xavier Mariette, MD, PhD, has served as the Head of the Rheumatology Department of Bicêtre Hospital, Paris-Sud University since 1999, a role he took following 10 years of practice of clinical immunology. Professor Mariette has initiated a number of clinical research studies on biotherapies in autoimmune diseases. He is the head of the French RATIO (Research Axed on Tolerance of Biotherapy) observatory, collecting specific rare serious adverse events in patients treated with anti-TNF. He initiated the French AIR (Autoimmunity and Rituximab) and ORA (Orencia and Rheumatoid arthritis) registries of patients with autoimmune diseases treated with rituximab and abatacept...
September 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863429/biotherapies-and-biomarkers-for-cardiovascular-diseases-a-15-year-journey-at-the-icrec-heart-failure-and-cardiac-regeneration-research-laboratory-in-barcelona-spain
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Santiago Roura, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Josep Lupón, Antoni Bayes-Genis
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June 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840372/persistent-perineal-sinus-after-abdominoperineal-resection
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Amélie Chau, Mathieu Prodeau, Hélène Sarter, Corinne Gower, Moshe Rogosnitzky, Yves Panis, Philippe Zerbib
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Persistent perineal sinus (PPS) defined as a perineal wound remaining unhealed more than 6 months after abdominoperineal resection (APR) is a well-known complication. The aim of our study was (1) to evaluate the incidence of PPS after APR for Crohn's disease (CD) in the era of biotherapy, (2) to determine long-term outcome of PPS, (3) to study risk factors associated with delayed perineal healing, and (4) to compare the results in this CD patient group with patients without CD...
November 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805478/production-of-platelet-rich-plasma-gel-from-elderly-patients-under-antithrombotic-drugs-perspectives-in-chronic-wounds-care
#14
M Velier, J Magalon, A Daumas, M Cassar, P Francois, A Ghazouane, C Philandrianos, B Bertrand, C Frere, D Bernot, P Villani, F Dignat George, F Sabatier
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous biological therapy obtained by centrifuging the patient's own blood to concentrate platelets. The addition of autologous thrombin and calcium chloride to PRP allows the production of a semi-solid form called PRP gel. PRP gel is increasingly used in a variety of tissue defects and predominantly in the management of non-healing chronic wounds. The topical application of PRP gel seems promising due to the capability of platelets to store and secrete growth factors (GF), fibrin and cytokines, which are essentials for wound healing...
August 14, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759063/phase-and-morphological-control-of-moo3-x-nanostructures-for-efficient-cancer-theragnosis-therapy
#15
Bo Li, Xin Wang, Xiaoyu Wu, Guanjie He, Ruoyu Xu, Xinwu Lu, Feng Ryan Wang, Ivan P Parkin
Nanostructures of metal oxide semiconductors play significant roles in a variety of areas, such as biotherapy, pollutant treatment and energy storage and conversion. The molybdenum oxide (MoO3-x) nanostructures have shown promising applications especially when used as photothermal treatment agents due to their relatively low cost, facile synthesis and low toxicity. However, the design and synthesis of efficient MoO3-x nanomaterials with tunable phases and morphologies for theragnosis of tumors remains a challenge...
August 10, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723771/malignant-melanoma-misdiagnosed-as-diabetic-foot-ulcer-a-case-report
#16
Wei Gao, Dawei Chen, Xingwu Ran
RATIONALE: Acral lentiginous melanoma (AML) does not exhibit the classic signs of malignant melanoma. ALM is frequently misdiagnosed because of its unusual sites and atypical clinical morphologies, which lead to poor prognosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A female patient aged 78 years was presented to our center with two ulcers on her right foot. Diabetic foot ulcer was considered as the primary diagnosis. The ulcers failed to improve after 2 weeks' therapy. DIAGNOSES: An incisional biopsy of the lesion revealed malignant melanoma...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718586/-adverse-events-of-biologic-therapies
#17
Gregory Fleury, Cem Gabay
Biological therapies have revolutionized the management and the outcome of patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. The prescription and the number of patients under biotherapies have greatly increased. Unfortunately, these treatments are occasionally accompanied by side effects usually reversible upon treatment discontinuation. Some are preventable or can be reduced, including through the screening and prevention (tuberculosis screening, vaccination…). It is important to be aware of these different side effects to adapt the prescription of biologics according to the patient's profile (history of infection, malignancy, heart failure…)...
March 8, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677495/strategies-to-reduce-oxidative-stress-in-glaucoma-patients
#18
M D Pinazo-Durán, K Shoaie-Nia, V Zanón-Moreno, S M Sanz-González, Benítez Del Castillo J, J J García-Medina
Background: Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a multifactorial pathology involving a variety of pathogenic mechanisms, including oxidative/nitrosative stress. This latter is the consequence of the imbalance between excessive formation and insufficient protection against reactive oxygen/nitrogen species. Objective: Our main goal is to gather molecular information to better managing pathologic variants that may determine the individual susceptibility to oxidative/nitrosative stress (OS/NS) and POAG...
July 5, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675995/ebola-epidemics-control-origin-and-therapeutics
#19
Da Yong Lu, Hong Ying Wu, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Ting-Ren Lu, Bin Xu, Jian -Ding
Ebola epidemic in Africa was outbreak again in 2014 that arises a new wave of panic worldwide. There is a high mortality rates (30-70%) among Ebola infected people in virus-stricken areas. The direct communications between affected countries and rest of world were cut off then. But the medical capabilities against this deadly viral disease were provided by a limited number of agents, several patented agents, biotherapies or prophylactic/therapeutic vaccines have been entering into clinical validations and will be further developed into the global markets-including patents of small molecular chemicals, short sequences or oligomers of DNA/RNA, linkages of chemicals with bio-molecules, herbal medicine and so on...
July 3, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667452/role-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-to-define-prognosis-and-predict-response-to-biotherapy-in-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#20
M Del Prete, A Di Sarno, R Modica, F Lassandro, A Giorgio, A Bianco, M Muto, M Gasperi, F Del Prete, A Colao, V Montesarchio, A Faggiano
PURPOSE: The incidence of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) is progressively increasing. Most cases arise from the digestive system, where ileum, rectum and pancreas represent the commonest site of origin. Liver metastases are frequently detected at diagnosis or during the follow-up. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is used in patients with pancreatic NETs (P-NETs) and liver metastases from P-NET but its role has not been standardized. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate CEUS in patients with P-NETs and liver metastases from P-NET both as prognostic factor and predictor of response to therapy with somatostatin analogues (SSAs)...
December 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
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