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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335271/distribution-of-iron-oxide-core-titanium-dioxide-shell-nanoparticles-in-vx2-tumor-bearing-rabbits-introduced-by-two-different-delivery-modalities
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Tamer Refaat, Derek West, Samar El Achy, Vamsi Parimi, Jasmine May, Lun Xin, Kathleen R Harris, William Liu, Michael Beau Wanzer, Lydia Finney, Evan Maxey, Stefan Vogt, Reed A Omary, Daniele Procissi, Andrew C Larson, Tatjana Paunesku, Gayle E Woloschak
This work compares intravenous (IV) versus fluoroscopy-guided transarterial intra-catheter (IC) delivery of iron oxide core-titanium dioxide shell nanoparticles (NPs) in vivo in VX2 model of liver cancer in rabbits. NPs coated with glucose and decorated with a peptide sequence from cortactin were administered to animals with developed VX2 liver cancer. Two hours after NPs delivery tumors, normal liver, kidney, lung and spleen tissues were harvested and used for a series on histological and elemental analysis tests...
August 3, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334999/rewiring-the-primary-somatosensory-cortex-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-with-acupuncture
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Yumi Maeda, Hyungjun Kim, Norman Kettner, Jieun Kim, Stephen Cina, Cristina Malatesta, Jessica Gerber, Claire McManus, Rebecca Ong-Sutherland, Pia Mezzacappa, Alexandra Libby, Ishtiaq Mawla, Leslie R Morse, Ted J Kaptchuk, Joseph Audette, Vitaly Napadow
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy, affecting the median nerve at the wrist. Acupuncture is a minimally-invasive and conservative therapeutic option, and while rooted in a complex practice ritual, acupuncture overlaps significantly with many conventional peripherally-focused neuromodulatory therapies. However, the neurophysiological mechanisms by which acupuncture impacts accepted subjective/psychological and objective/physiological outcomes are not well understood. Eligible patients (n = 80, 65 female, age: 49...
March 2, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334858/comparison-between-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-followed-by-surgery-and-definitive-chemoradiotherapy-for-overall-survival-in-patients-with-clinical-stage-ii-iii-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-jcog1406-a
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Motoo Nomura, Ken Kato, Nobutoshi Ando, Atsushi Ohtsu, Kei Muro, Hiroyasu Igaki, Tetsuya Abe, Hiroya Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Daiko, Masahiro Gotoh, Kozo Kataoka, Masashi Wakabayashi, Yuko Kitagawa
Background: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery (NAC-S) represents the standard treatment for patients with Stage II/III esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in Japan. Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is performed in patients who refuse or have contraindications to surgery. However, randomized clinical trials that compare NAC-S with CRT have not been conducted. The aim of this study was to explore subgroups of patients undergoing CRT to identify those with survival outcomes potentially equivalent to NAC-S...
March 17, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334783/amitriptyline-for-musculoskeletal-complaints-a-systematic-review
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Jacoline J van den Driest, Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra, Patrick J E Bindels, Dieuwke Schiphof
Background.: The role of amitriptyline in musculoskeletal pain is not as clearly defined as in classical neuropathic pain conditions. Objective.: To assess the efficacy and effectiveness of amitriptyline in the treatment of pain in musculoskeletal complaints. Methods.: An extensive search (including Medline, Embase and Web of Science) was made up to April 2016 for randomised controlled trials on amitriptyline in musculoskeletal complaints compared to placebo, usual care, or other analgesic use...
January 30, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334770/smokers-perceptions-of-sources-of-advice-about-quitting-findings-from-the-australian-arm-of-the-itc-4-country-survey
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James Balmford, Ron Borland
Smokers are exposed to advice about quitting from numerous sources. Within the 2013 ITC 4-Country Survey, 1211 Australian smokers or recent ex-smokers rated the perceived importance of eight sources of advice, categorized into evidence-based, non evidence-based, personal experience and vicarious experience (two items each), and also rated their intention to quit, nicotine dependence, use of quit medication, health concerns and harm beliefs. The eight items were all positively correlated. Respondents who placed greater importance on their experiences (either personal or vicarious) were more likely to agree that the evidence for smoking-related harm is exaggerated, and although not more likely to intend to quit overall, these responses were most strongly related to quit intention...
February 27, 2017: Health Education Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334684/biochemical-signaling-by-remote-ischemic-conditioning-of-the-arm-versus-thigh-is-one-raise-of-the-cuff-enough
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Cameron Dezfulian, Maia Taft, Catherine Corey, Gabrielle Hill, Nicholas Krehel, Jon C Rittenberger, Frank X Guyette, Sruti Shiva
Remote Ischemic Conditioning (RIC), induced by brief cycles of ischemia and reperfusion, protects vital organs from a prolonged ischemic insult. While several biochemical mediators have been implicated in RIC's mechanism of action, it remains unclear whether the localization or "dose" of RIC affects the extent of protective signaling. In this randomized crossover study of healthy individuals, we tested whether the number of cycles of RIC and its localization (arm versus thigh) determines biochemical signaling and cytoprotection...
March 18, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334661/extended-release-naltrexone-reduces-alcohol-consumption-among-released-prisoners-with-hiv-disease-as-they-transition-to-the-community
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Sandra A Springer, Angela Di Paola, Marwan M Azar, Russell Barbour, Archana Krishnan, Frederick L Altice
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are highly prevalent among persons living with HIV (PLH) within the criminal justice system (CJS). Extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX) has not been previously evaluated among CJS-involved PLH with AUDs. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted among 100 HIV+ prisoners with AUDs. Participants were randomized 2:1 to receive 6 monthly injections of XR-NTX or placebo starting one week prior to release...
March 10, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334419/cosmetic-outcome-and-quality-of-life-are-inextricably-linked-in-breast-conserving-therapy
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José H Volders, Vera L Negenborn, Max H Haloua, Nicole M A Krekel, Katarzyna Jóźwiak, Sybren Meijer, Petrousjka M van den Tol
INTRODUCTION: Cosmetic results and quality of life (QoL) are increasingly important in the treatment of breast cancer. This study was designed to determine the relationship between QoL and both subjectively and objectively measured cosmetic outcomes of breast-conserving therapy (BCT), and its course over time. METHODS: A total of 128 breast cancer patients who underwent BCT as part of a prospective randomized controlled trial were included. QoL was measured using the EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-BR23 at baseline, 3, 6, 12, and 36 months...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334381/mirroring-the-social-aspects-of-speech-and-actions-the-role-of-the-insula
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G Di Cesare, M Marchi, A Errante, F Fasano, G Rizzolatti
Action and speech may take different forms, being expressed, for example, gently or rudely. These aspects of social communication, named vitality forms, have been little studied in neuroscience. In the present functional magnetic resonance imaging study, we investigated the role of insula in processing action and speech vitality forms. In speech runs, participants were asked to listen or imaging themselves to pronounce action verbs gently or rudely. In action runs, they were asked to observe or imaging themselves to perform actions gently or rudely...
March 1, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333951/prognostic-value-of-plasma-egfr-ctdna-in-nsclc-patients-treated-with-egfr-tkis
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Chengjuan Zhang, Bing Wei, Peng Li, Ke Yang, Zhizhong Wang, Jie Ma, Yongjun Guo
OBJECTIVE: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) specific mutations have been known to improve survival of patients with non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). However, whether there are any changes of EGFR mutations after targeted therapy and its clinical significance is unclear. This study was to identify the status of EGFR mutations after targeted therapy and predict the prognostic significance for NSCLC patients. METHODS: A total of forty-five (45) NSCLC patients who received EGFR-TKI therapy were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333878/one-year-results-of-half-versus-standard-dose-photodynamic-therapy-combined-with-ranibizumab-for-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Ian Y Wong, Xuan Shi, Rita Gangwani, Lawrence P Iu, Nicholas Fung, Qing Li, Alex L K Ng, Xiaoxin Li
PURPOSE: To explore the efficacy of half-dose verteporfin photodynamic therapy (hd-PDT) and standard-dose photodynamic therapy (sd-PDT), when combined with ranibizumab in the treatment of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. METHODS: Subjects were allocated to either the hd-PDT arm or the sd-PDT arm. All subjects received an injection of ranibizumab and PDT treatment (dosage according to allocation) at baseline. Subjects were followed up monthly for 12 months, and re-treatment were given at each visit if criteria were met...
March 22, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333619/the-effect-of-vibrotactile-cuing-on-recovery-strategies-from-a-treadmill-induced-trip
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Beom-Chan Lee, Bernard J Martin, Timothy A Thrasher, Charles S Layne
Effective fall prevention technologies need to detect and transmit the key information that will alert an individual in advance about a potential fall. This study investigated advanced vibrotactile cuing that may facilitate trip recovery for balance-impaired individuals who are prone to falling. A split-belt treadmill that simulated unpredictable trip perturbations was developed to compare balance recovery without and with cuing. Kinetic and kinematic measures from force plates and full body motion capture system were used to characterize the recovery responses...
March 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333529/the-long-arm-of-childhood-preschool-associations-with-adolescent-health
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Terri J Sabol, Lindsay Till Hoyt
The current study examines the extent to which participation in preschool at age 4 is associated with blood pressure, body mass index, and awakening cortisol at age 15. We capitalize on data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development to examine differences in adolescent health among children who attended preschool, parental care, or home-based care at age 4 (n = 742). Using quasi-experimental methods, we found that preschool participation was associated with multiple positive health outcomes in adolescence...
April 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333415/patterns-of-chemotherapy-induced-toxicities-and-outcome-in-children-and-adolescents-with-metastatic-rhabdomyosarcoma-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Abha A Gupta, Yueh-Yun Chi, James R Anderson, Elizabeth Lyden, Brenda Weigel, Carola Arndt, William H Meyer, Abby Rosenberg, Douglas S Hawkins
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine whether adolescents with metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) or embryonal RMS (ERMS) had a different event-free survival (EFS) compared with younger patients, and to identify treatment-related factors (adverse events, AEs) that may be associated with differences in outcome. METHODS: The prevalence of AEs in adolescents older than 13 years was compared with that in patients less than or equal to 13 years of age (Fisher exact test) in patients enrolled onto ARST0431...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333369/in-vivo-multiphoton-microscopy-of-picosecond-laser-induced-optical-breakdown-in-human-skin
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Mihaela Balu, Griffin Lentsch, Dorota Z Korta, Karsten König, Kristen M Kelly, Bruce J Tromberg, Christopher B Zachary
IMPORTANCE: Improvements in skin appearance resulting from treatment with fractionated picosecond-lasers have been noted, but optimizing the treatment efficacy depends on a thorough understanding of the specific skin response. The development of non-invasive laser imaging techniques in conjunction with laser therapy can potentially provide feedback for guidance and optimizing clinical outcome. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the capability of multiphoton microscopy (MPM), a high-resolution, label-free imaging technique, to characterize in vivo the skin response to a fractionated non-ablative picosecond-laser treatment...
March 23, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333359/cryolipolysis-for-nonsurgical-reduction-of-fat-in-the-lateral-chest-wall-post-mastectomy
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Jennifer L Harrington, Peter J Capizzi
Background: Many patients that have undergone mastectomy surgery are left with residual lateral fat under the arm. While the fat may be associated with pain and cause undesirable bulges in clothing and skin irritation, most post-mastectomy patients are not interested in additional surgery. Objectives: Cryolipolysis is a nonsurgical procedure for fat reduction. The procedure is typically performed for aesthetic improvement in the abdomen, thighs, and flanks, but cryolipolysis was explored in this study for reconstructive purposes...
March 15, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333353/evolution-of-blood-associated-hiv-1-dna-levels-after-48-weeks-of-switching-to-atazanavir-ritonavir-lamivudine-dual-therapy-versus-continuing-triple-therapy-in-the-randomized-atlas-m-trial
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Francesca Lombardi, Simone Belmonti, Eugenia Quiros-Roldan, Alessandra Latini, Antonella Castagna, Gabriella D'Ettorre, Roberta Gagliardini, Massimiliano Fabbiani, Roberto Cauda, Andrea De Luca, Simona Di Giambenedetto
Objectives: The AtLaS-M randomized trial showed that in patients with HIV-1 RNA <50 copies/mL on atazanavir/ritonavir + two NRTIs, switching to a dual therapy with atazanavir/ritonavir+lamivudine had superior efficacy as compared with continuing the previous triple therapy. This substudy was designed to evaluate at 48 weeks the impact of the dual therapy versus the three-drug atazanavir/ritonavir-based therapy on the HIV-1 cellular reservoir as reflected by the quantification of blood-associated HIV-1 DNA levels...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333271/impact-of-thyroid-autoimmunity-in-euthyroid-women-on-live-birth-rate-after-iui
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D Unuane, B Velkeniers, B Bravenboer, P Drakopoulos, H Tournaye, J Parra, M De Brucker
STUDY QUESTION: Does thyroid autoimmunity (TAI) predict live birth rate in euthyroid women after one treatment cycle in IUI patients? SUMMARY ANSWER: TAI as such does not influence pregnancy outcome after IUI treatment. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The role of TAI on pregnancy outcome in the case of IVF/ICSI is largely debated in the literature. This is the first study to address this issue in the case of IUI. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: This was a retrospective cohort study...
February 23, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333093/the-effect-of-regular-intake-of-dry-cured-ham-rich-in-bioactive-peptides-on-inflammation-platelet-and-monocyte-activation-markers-in-humans
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Sara María Martínez-Sánchez, Alfredo Minguela, David Prieto-Merino, María Pilar Zafrilla-Rentero, José Abellán-Alemán, Silvia Montoro-García
Background and aims: Dietary studies have shown that active biopeptides provide protective health benefits, although the mediating pathways are somewhat uncertain. To throw light on this situation, we studied the effects of consuming Spanish dry-cured ham on platelet function, monocyte activation markers and the inflammatory status of healthy humans with pre-hypertension. Methods: Thirty-eight healthy volunteers with systolic blood pressure of >125 mmHg were enrolled in a two-arm crossover randomized controlled trial...
March 23, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333011/utility-of-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-for-left-sided-breast-radiation-therapy-in-preventing-early-cardiac-perfusion-defects-a-prospective-study
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Timothy M Zagar, Orit Kaidar-Person, Xiaoli Tang, Ellen E Jones, Jason Matney, Shiva K Das, Rebecca L Green, Arif Sheikh, Amir H Khandani, William H McCartney, Jorge Daniel Oldan, Terence Z Wong, Lawrence B Marks
PURPOSE: To evaluate early cardiac single photon computed tomography (SPECT) findings after left breast/chest wall postoperative radiation therapy (RT) in the setting of deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed a prospective single-institution single-arm study of patients who were planned for tangential RT with DIBH to the left breast/chest wall (± internal mammary nodes). The DIBH was done by use of a controlled surface monitoring technique (AlignRT, Vision RT Ltd, London, UK)...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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