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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934345/mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-for-laryngotracheal-stenosis-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-studies
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Kathrine Kronberg Jakobsen, Christian Grønhøj, David H Jensen, Anne Fischer-Nielsen, Thomas Hjuler, Christian von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) can be either congenital or acquired. Laryngeal stenosis is most often encountered after prolonged intubation. The mechanism for stenosis following intubation is believed to be hypertrophic scarring. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) therapy has shown promising results in regenerative medicine. We aimed to systematically review the literature on MSC therapy for stenosis of the conductive airways. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Google Scholar and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched from January 1980-January 2017 with the purpose of identifying all studies addressing the effect of MSC therapy on the airway...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929907/management-of-obesity-after-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
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M H Shojaei, S M Alaviniaa, B C Craven
CONTEXT: Individuals with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) are susceptible to central and visceral obesity and it's metabolic consequences; consensus based guidelines for obesity management after SCI have not yet been stablished. OBJECTIVES: To identify and compare effective means of obesity management among SCI individuals. METHODS: This systematic review included English and non-English articles, published prior to April 2017 found in the PubMed/Medline, Embase, CINAHL Psychinfo and Cochrane databases...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929115/anti-gouty-arthritis-and-antihyperuricemia-effects-of-sunflower-helianthus-annuus-head-extract-in-gouty-and-hyperuricemia-animal-models
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Lanzhou Li, Meiyu Teng, Yange Liu, Yidi Qu, Yuanzhu Zhang, Feng Lin, Di Wang
This study was performed to investigate the therapeutic effects and possible mechanisms of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) head extract (SHE) on gout. First, the components of sunflower head powder and SHE were analyzed systematically. SHE, especially SHEB (extracted with 20% ethanol and 80% double-distilled water), strongly suppressed the swelling of the ankles in rats with acute gout induced by monosodium urate (MSU) crystals and reduced the levels of uric acid and xanthine oxidase (XO) in mice with hyperuricemia induced by oteracil potassium and yeast extract powder...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923762/translating-basic-research-into-clinical-practice-vitamin-d-in-asthma-mechanisms-of-action-and-considerations-for-clinical-trials
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Paul E Pfeffer, Catherine M Hawrylowicz
There is increasing interest in the therapeutic utility of vitamin D in asthma, supported by a significant body of evidence on epidemiological associations between vitamin D insufficiency and worse asthma control. In support of a causal relationship, vitamin D beneficially modulates diverse immunological pathways in heterogeneous asthma endotypes, regulating the actions of lymphocytes, mast cells, antigen-presenting cells and structural cells to dampen excessive inflammatory responses. Allergic asthma is characterised by a failure of immune tolerance, and development of pathological responses to inhaled aeroallergens, and vitamin D has been extensively shown to support immune regulation...
September 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920886/retinal-layer-segmentation-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Axel Petzold, Laura J Balcer, Peter A Calabresi, Fiona Costello, Teresa C Frohman, Elliot M Frohman, Elena H Martinez-Lapiscina, Ari J Green, Randy Kardon, Olivier Outteryck, Friedemann Paul, Sven Schippling, Patrik Vermersch, Pablo Villoslada, Lisanne J Balk
BACKGROUND: Structural retinal imaging biomarkers are important for early recognition and monitoring of inflammation and neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis. With the introduction of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), supervised automated segmentation of individual retinal layers is possible. We aimed to investigate which retinal layers show atrophy associated with neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis when measured with SD-OCT. METHODS: In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched for studies in which SD-OCT was used to look at the retina in people with multiple sclerosis with or without optic neuritis in PubMed, Web of Science, and Google Scholar between Nov 22, 1991, and April 19, 2016...
October 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919798/comparative-effects-of-the-%C3%AF-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-derivatives-resolvins-e1-and-d1-and-protectin-dx-in-models-of-inflammation-and-pain
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Flávia Cs Fonseca, Ricardo M Orlando, Regina Mm Turchetti-Maia, Janetti Nogueira de Francischi
PURPOSE: Specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators (SPMs), also known as lipoxins, resolvins (Rvs), protectins and maresins, have been implicated in the resolution of the inflammatory process. However, a systematic comparison of their activity in the relief of inflammation and pain models is still lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of Rvs E1 and D1 and protectin DX (PDX) were assessed in rat paws inflamed by the standard proinflammatory stimulus carrageenan or by histamine, 5-hydroxytryptamine, substance P or prostaglandin E2...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919544/increased-level-of-interleukin-6-associates-with-increased-90-day-and-1-year-mortality-in-patients-with-end-stage-liver-disease
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Johannes Remmler, Christoph Schneider, Theresa Treuner-Kaueroff, Michael Bartels, Daniel Seehofer, Markus Scholz, Thomas Berg, Thorsten Kaiser
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Organ allocation for liver transplantation is based on prognosis, using the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) or MELD-Na score. These scores do not consider systemic inflammation and septic complications. Blood level of C-reactive protein (CRP), in addition to the MELD score, associates with mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease, whereas levels of interleukin 6 (IL6) have not been systematically studied. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational cohort study of 474 patients with end-stage liver disease (63...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919237/inflammatory-responses-in-multiple-sclerosis-normal-appearing-white-matter-and-in-non-immune-mediated-neurological-conditions-with-wallerian-axonal-degeneration-a-comparative-study
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M Vercellino, C Trebini, E Capello, G L Mancardi, M T Giordana, P Cavalla
Inflammatory-like changes in the white matter (WM) are commonly observed in conditions of axonal degeneration by different etiologies. This study is a systematic comparison of the principal features of the inflammatory-like changes in the WM in different pathological conditions characterized by axonal damage/degeneration, focusing in particular on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) compared to non immune-mediated disorders. The study was performed on sections of NAWM from 15 MS cases, 11 cases of non immune-mediated disorders with wallerian axonal degeneration (stroke, trauma, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), 3 cases of viral encephalitis, 6 control cases...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915774/pyoderma-gangrenosum-a-current-problem-as-much-as-an-unknown-one
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Valerio Vallini, Roberto Andreini, Angelo Bonadio
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare neutrophilic inflammatory skin disease, characterized by recurrent skin ulcers, which in almost 50% of cases are associated with systemic autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, chronic hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, paraproteinemias and hematological malignancies. A systematic search of literature for PG was carried out using the PubMed, Embase, and Google Scholar databases for the purpose of this review and 2780 articles were retrieved up to February 2017...
September 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915125/air-pollution-aeroallergens-and-suicidality-a-review-of-the-effects-of-air-pollution-and-aeroallergens-on-suicidal-behavior-and-an-exploration-of-possible-mechanisms
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Renee-Marie Ragguett, Danielle S Cha, Mehala Subramaniapillai, Nicole E Carmona, Yena Lee, Duanduan Yuan, Carola Rong, Roger S McIntyre
OBJECTIVE: Risk factors for suicide can be broadly categorized as sociodemographic, clinical and treatment. There is interest in environmental risk and protection factors for suicide. Emerging evidence suggests a link between environmental factors in the form of air pollution and aeroallergens in relation to suicidality. METHODS: Herein, we conducted a systematic review of 15 articles which have met inclusion criteria on the aforementioned effects. RESULTS: The majority of the reviewed articles reported an increased suicide risk alongside increased air pollutants or aeroallergens (i...
September 15, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912503/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-mirnas-in-experimental-and-human-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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A Korotkov, J D Mills, J A Gorter, E A van Vliet, E Aronica
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is a common chronic neurological disease in humans. A number of studies have demonstrated differential expression of miRNAs in the hippocampus of humans with TLE and in animal models of experimental epilepsy. However, the dissimilarities in experimental design have led to largely discordant results across these studies. Thus, a comprehensive comparison is required in order to better characterize miRNA profiles obtained in various post-status epilepticus (SE) models. We therefore created a database and performed a meta-analysis of differentially expressed miRNAs across 3 post-SE models of epileptogenesis (electrical stimulation, pilocarpine and kainic acid) and human TLE with hippocampal sclerosis (TLE-HS)...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912009/an-inflammation-based-prognostic-score-the-c-reactive-protein-albumin-ratio-predicts-the-morbidity-and-mortality-of-patients-on-parenteral-nutrition
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J Llop-Talaveron, M B Badia-Tahull, E Leiva-Badosa
BACKGROUND: There is no "gold standard" score for predicting poor-nutrition-related outcomes. The objective of this study was to identify the optimal predictive score, based on inflammatory parameters, for the clinical outcomes of parenteral nutrition (PN). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a 4-year retrospective observational study of 460 patients treated with PN. C-reactive protein (CRP), prealbumin, albumin, CRP/prealbumin and CRP/albumin were studied as potential prognostic scores at the beginning of PN for clinical outcomes during PN...
August 21, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906290/safety-considerations-with-the-use-of-corticosteroids-and-biologic-therapies-in-mild-to-moderate-ulcerative-colitis
#13
Raymond K Cross
BACKGROUND: The risk of corticosteroid-associated adverse events can limit the use of systemic corticosteroids. Oral, topically acting, second-generation corticosteroids that deliver drug to the site of inflammation, and biologic therapies, are effective treatment alternatives. The aim of this review was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of topically acting corticosteroids and biologic therapies versus oral systemic corticosteroids for ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS: The PubMed database was searched for clinical and observational trials, systematic reviews, and case reports/series published between January 1950 and September 30, 2016...
October 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905008/probiotics-as-a-preventive-strategy-for-surgical-infection-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Priscilla Régia de Andrade Calaça, Raquel Pedrosa Bezerra, Wendell Wagner Campos Albuquerque, Ana Lúcia Figueiredo Porto, Maria Taciana Holanda Cavalcanti
BACKGROUND: Infection following abdominal surgery remains a major factor in morbidity among colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Probiotic therapy has been suggested to improve the clinical and laboratory outcome of patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of probiotic lactic acid bacteria in patients with CRC in the pre- and postoperative phases. METHODS: Systematic database searches identified 1,080 related articles...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904110/the-chromatin-accessibility-signature-of-human-immune-aging-stems-from-cd8-t-cells
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Duygu Ucar, Eladio J Márquez, Cheng-Han Chung, Radu Marches, Robert J Rossi, Asli Uyar, Te-Chia Wu, Joshy George, Michael L Stitzel, A Karolina Palucka, George A Kuchel, Jacques Banchereau
Aging is linked to deficiencies in immune responses and increased systemic inflammation. To unravel the regulatory programs behind these changes, we applied systems immunology approaches and profiled chromatin accessibility and the transcriptome in PBMCs and purified monocytes, B cells, and T cells. Analysis of samples from 77 young and elderly donors revealed a novel and robust aging signature in PBMCs, with simultaneous systematic chromatin closing at promoters and enhancers associated with T cell signaling and a potentially stochastic chromatin opening mostly found at quiescent and repressed sites...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903879/salmonella-enterica-subsp-diarizonae-serotype-61-k-1-5-7-associated-with-chronic-proliferative-rhinitis-and-high-nasal-colonization-rates-in-a-flock-of-texel-sheep-in-switzerland
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Nadine Stokar-Regenscheit, Gudrun Overesch, Regula Giezendanner, Simone Roos, Corinne Gurtner
Salmonella (S.) enterica subspecies diarizonae (IIIb) serovar 61:(k):1,5,(7) (S. IIIb 61:(k):1,5,(7)) is considered to be host adapted to sheep and is found regularly in feces of healthy carriers and of sheep with salmonellosis. A few cases of chronic proliferative rhinitis (CPR) in sheep have been described as a new disease in association with S. IIIb 61:k:1,5,(7) in the USA, in Spain and now for the first time in Switzerland. Three animals of a flock of Texel sheep suffering from chronic nasal discharge and dyspnea with subsequent death were necropsied...
September 15, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899001/a-role-for-autoantibodies-in-atherogenesis
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Rosebella A Iseme, Mark McEvoy, Brian Kelly, Linda Agnew, Frederick R Walker, Tonelle Handley, Christopher Oldmeadow, John Attia, Michael Boyle
An increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has long been recognized amongst people with autoimmune disease. It has been unclear whether this is due mainly to the ensuing treatment, particularly steroids, or whether some of this risk is due to the autoimmune process itself with subsequent inflammation. Indeed, a large body of evidence supports a role for chronic inflammation in atherogenesis, and autoantibodies have been identified as mediators in this complex inflammatory environment. Our aim is to carry out a systematic review of existing literature in order to formally establish the strength of the association between autoantibodies and atherosclerosis, amongst individuals without clinical autoimmune disease...
August 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898240/prevalence-of-signs-of-trachoma-ocular-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-and-antibodies-to-pgp3-in-residents-of-kiritimati-island-kiribati
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Anaseini Cama, Andreas Müller, Raebwebwe Taoaba, Robert M R Butcher, Iakoba Itibita, Stephanie J Migchelsen, Tokoriri Kiauea, Harry Pickering, Rebecca Willis, Chrissy H Roberts, Ana Bakhtiari, Richard T Le Mesurier, Neal D E Alexander, Diana L Martin, Rabebe Tekeraoi, Anthony W Solomon
OBJECTIVE: In some Pacific Island countries, such as Solomon Islands and Fiji, active trachoma is common, but ocular Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) infection and trachomatous trichiasis (TT) are rare. On Tarawa, the most populous Kiribati island, both the active trachoma sign "trachomatous inflammation-follicular" (TF) and TT are present at prevalences warranting intervention. We sought to estimate prevalences of TF, TT, ocular Ct infection, and anti-Ct antibodies on Kiritimati Island, Kiribati, to assess local relationships between these parameters, and to help determine the need for interventions against trachoma on Kiribati islands other than Tarawa...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895370/eosinophilic-esophagitis-current-evidence-based-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-children-and-adults
#19
Alfredo J Lucendo
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a disease caused by an immune response to food antigens in contact with the esophageal mucosa that has arisen as a common disorder in current clinical practice. Its diagnosis is defined by the combination of symptoms of esophageal dysfunction and inflammation of the esophageal mucosa predominantly by eosinophils. Its chronic course and frequent progression to subepithelial fibrosis leading to strictures and narrow-caliber esophagus indicate the need for treatment. Information provided by recent clinical trials and systematic reviews allowed for the development of new clinical guidelines, endorsed by several European scientific societies...
September 11, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895294/pathology-of-self-expanding-transcatheter-aortic-valves-findings-from-the-corevalve-us-pivotal-trials
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Kazuyuki Yahagi, Sho Torii, Elena Ladich, Robert Kutys, Maria E Romero, Hiroyoshi Mori, Frank D Kolodgie, Jeffrey J Popma, Renu Virmani, Aloke V Finn
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has recently become an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement for patients with severe aortic stenosis. However, paravalvular leaks, possible leaflet thrombosis, and device durability following TAVR remain unresolved issues. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted the first systematic microscopic and macroscopic pathologic analysis of self-expanding CoreValve transcatheter aortic valves removed at autopsy or surgically from the U...
September 12, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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