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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447483/the-role-of-adhesions-between-homologous-cancer-cells-in-tumor-progression-and-targeted-therapy
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Jie Xia, Yuhao Cheng, Hang Zhang, Rutian Li, Yiqiao Hu, Baorui Liu
Adhesions between homologous cancer cells play an important role in promoting tumor progression and designing tumor-targeting methods. Known as "homologous adhesions" of cancerous cells, these are usually more specific than adhesions to normal cells and heterogenic cells, and they have been widely discovered both in vivo and in vitro. The aberrant expression of cell adhesion-related molecules (CARMs) on each species of cancer cells is mainly responsible for inducing more specific homologous adhesions. Based on the improvement of biomimetic technologies, such adhesion has been investigated and applied deeply in drug delivery systems recently...
April 27, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447103/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-following-head-and-neck-surgery-among-patients-who-contract-to-abstain-from-alcohol-vs-patients-who-abuse-alcohol
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Azeem S Kaka, Songzhu Zhao, Enver Ozer, Amit Agrawal, Stephen Kang, James Rocco, Ricardo Carrau, Theodoros Teknos, John D Clapp, Harrison Weed, Matthew O Old
Importance: Alcohol abuse is highly prevalent in the population of patients with head and neck cancer, and active abuse at the time of surgery results in poor postoperative outcomes. Objective: To determine the association of alcohol abstinence with postoperative outcome in alcohol misusers undergoing major surgical procedures of the head and neck. Design, Setting, and Participants: As a case-control study, from July 2013 to August 2015, outcomes were collected in patients at an academic tertiary referral center requiring free flap reconstruction who had undergone an abstinence contract (n = 15) and compared with those who were abusers of alcohol prior to the inception of the protocol (n = 30)...
April 26, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446809/blood-pressure-management-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#3
Hisashi Kai
Hypertension aggravates macrovascular and microvascular diseases and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The current Japanese Society of Hypertension Guidelines of the Management of Hypertension (JSH 2014) recommends that antihypertensive medication should be initiated concomitantly with lifestyle modification when blood pressure (BP) is ⩾130/80 mm Hg and that target levels of office and home BP should be <130/80 mm Hg and <125/75 mm Hg, respectively, in T2DM patients...
April 27, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446804/the-effects-of-increasing-calcium-channel-blocker-dose-vs-adding-a-diuretic-to-treatment-regimens-for-patients-with-uncontrolled-hypertension
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Shigemasa Tani, Kei Asayama, Koji Oiwa, Shinsuke Harasawa, Katsuaki Okubo, Atsuhiko Takahashi, Ayumi Tanabe, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Atsushi Hirayama, Toshio Kushiro
In patients with insufficient blood pressure (BP) control, despite using a combination regimen containing an angiotensin receptor blocker and a calcium channel blocker (CCB), whether a greater dose of CCB or adding a diuretic is more effective at lowering BP remains unclear. We conducted a multicenter randomized clinical trial to compare the efficacy of switching from the daily administration of a single-pill fixed-dose combination of irbesartan (100 mg) and amlodipine (5 mg) to irbesartan (100 mg) with an increased dose of amlodipine (10 mg) (HD group, n=62) or irbesartan (100 mg) and amlodipine (5 mg) with 1 mg of indapamide (D group, n=63) in patients with poorly controlled hypertension...
April 27, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446803/observational-study-and-participant-level-meta-analysis-on-antihypertensive-drug-treatment-related-cardiovascular-risk
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REVIEW
Kei Asayama
Although antihypertensive therapy reduces cardiovascular risk, individuals who are treated with antihypertensive medication generally have a worse prognosis for cardiovascular disease than untreated people. We recently evaluated the impact of conventional blood pressure level based on two Japanese individual participant databases and found that conventional blood pressure at baseline was not or was weakly associated with cardiovascular events among patients under antihypertensive drug medication. In the general population in Ohasama and the Hypertension Objective Treatment Based on Measurement by Electrical Devices of Blood Pressures study, self-measured home blood pressure significantly predicted cardiovascular outcomes in patients under antihypertensive treatment...
April 27, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446682/smartphone-controlled-optogenetically-engineered-cells-enable-semiautomatic-glucose-homeostasis-in-diabetic-mice
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REVIEW
Jiawei Shao, Shuai Xue, Guiling Yu, Yuanhuan Yu, Xueping Yang, Yu Bai, Sucheng Zhu, Linfeng Yang, Jianli Yin, Yidan Wang, Shuyong Liao, Sanwei Guo, Mingqi Xie, Martin Fussenegger, Haifeng Ye
With the increasingly dominant role of smartphones in our lives, mobile health care systems integrating advanced point-of-care technologies to manage chronic diseases are gaining attention. Using a multidisciplinary design principle coupling electrical engineering, software development, and synthetic biology, we have engineered a technological infrastructure enabling the smartphone-assisted semiautomatic treatment of diabetes in mice. A custom-designed home server SmartController was programmed to process wireless signals, enabling a smartphone to regulate hormone production by optically engineered cells implanted in diabetic mice via a far-red light (FRL)-responsive optogenetic interface...
April 26, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444967/co-delivery-of-microrna-21-antisense-oligonucleotides-and-gemcitabine-using-nanomedicine-for-pancreatic-cancer-therapy
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Yaqing Li, Yinting Chen, Jiajia Li, Zuoquan Zhang, Chumei Huang, Guoda Lian, Kege Yang, Shaojie Chen, Ying Lin, Lingyun Wang, Kaihong Huang, Linjuan Zeng
Tumor metastasis occurs naturally in pancreatic cancer, and the efficacy of chemotherapy is usually poor. Precision medicine, combining down-regulation of target genes with chemotherapy drugs, is expected to improve the therapeutic effects. Therefore, we developed a combined therapy of microRNA-21 antisense oligonucleotides (ASO-miR-21) and Gemcitabine (Gem) using a targeted co-delivery nanoparticle (NP) carrier and investigated the synergistic inhibitory effects on pancreatic cancer cells metastasis and growth...
April 26, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444652/-establishment-of-specialized-pediatric-palliative-home-care-in-the-medical-valley-of-the-european-metropolitan-area-nuremberg
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Steven Hébert, Chara Gravou-Apostolatou, Wolfgang Rascher
Background As part of the 2007 health reform in Germany the structure of outpatient palliative care for children and adolescents was adopted for the first time and then implemented in Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2009. Methods The introduction of Pediatric Palliative Home Care (PPHC) at the Hospital for Children and Adolescents at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg was retrospectively analyzed between the years 2009 to 2014. Referring medical records (paper-based and electronic) were evaluated systematically. Results Considering 69 patients within this study, 44 (63...
March 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441894/self-directed-exercise-in-multiple-sclerosis-evaluation-of-a-home-automated-tele-management-system
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Susan S Conroy, Min Zhan, William J Culpepper, Walter Royal, Mitchell T Wallin
Introduction Physical rehabilitation is one of the few non-pharmaceutical therapies for maintaining or improving walking ability for patients with multiple sclerosis. However, travel distance to rehabilitation clinics, neurological disability and insurance coverage often limit access to specialised rehabilitation services. To address these issues, we utilised a web-based system to support a home-based self-directed exercise programme. Methods Patients ( n = 24) were randomised to either routine home rehabilitation or to the multiple sclerosis home automated tele-management system for a six-month period...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441092/self-evaluation-of-quality-of-life-among-patients-receiving-home-parenteral-nutrition-a-validation-study
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Miriam Theilla, Ilya Kagan, Karina Chernov, Jonathan Cohen, Ilya Kagan, Pierre Singer
BACKGROUND: Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) can increase survival and quality of life (QOL) in cases of chronic intestinal failure. The present study compares a gold standard-a validated QOL assessment by Baxter et al (hereafter, HPN-QOL)-with a shorter questionnaire for QOL evaluation (hereafter, New QOL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Both questionnaires were completed by 58 patients attending the nutrition clinic of the Rabin Medical Center (Israel). A z score was used to equate means and variances...
April 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439107/e-selectin-ligands-recognised-by-heca452-induce-drug-resistance-in-myeloma-which-is-overcome-by-the-e-selectin-antagonist-gmi-1271
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A Natoni, T A G Smith, N Keane, C McEllistrim, C Connolly, A Jha, M Andrulis, E Ellert, M S Raab, S V Glavey, L Kirkham-McCarthy, S K Kumar, S C Locatelli-Hoops, I Oliva, W E Fogler, J L Magnani, M E O'Dwyer
Multiple Myeloma (MM) is characterized by the clonal expansion and metastatic spread of malignant plasma cells to multiple sites in the bone marrow (BM). Recently, we implicated the sialyltransferase ST3Gal-6, an enzyme critical to the generation of E-selectin ligands, in MM BM homing and resistance to therapy. Since E-selectin is constitutively expressed in the BM microvasculature, we wished to establish the contribution of E-selectin ligands to MM biology. We report that functional E-selectin ligands are restricted to a minor subpopulation of MM cell lines which, upon expansion, demonstrate specific and robust interaction with recombinant E-selectin in vitro...
April 25, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438900/definition-of-the-nature-and-hapten-threshold-of-the-%C3%AE-lactam-antigen-required-for-t-cell-activation-in-vitro-and-in-patients
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Xiaoli Meng, Zaid Al-Attar, Fiazia S Yaseen, Rosalind Jenkins, Caroline Earnshaw, Paul Whitaker, Daniel Peckham, Neil S French, Dean J Naisbitt, B Kevin Park
Covalent modification of protein by drugs may disrupt self-tolerance, leading to lymphocyte activation. Until now, determination of the threshold required for this process has not been possible. Therefore, we performed quantitative mass spectrometric analyses to define the epitopes formed in tolerant and hypersensitive patients taking the β-lactam antibiotic piperacillin and the threshold required for T cell activation. A hydrolyzed piperacillin hapten was detected on four lysine residues of human serum albumin (HSA) isolated from tolerant patients...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438435/postoperative-treatment-of-metacarpal-fractures-classical-physical-therapy-compared-with-a-home-exercise-program
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Joachim Gülke, Barbara Leopold, Daniel Grözinger, Björn Drews, Stephan Paschke, Nikolaus J Wachter
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort randomized controlled trial. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Is either a home exercise (HE) program or traditional physical therapy (PT) more effective in the postoperative management of metacarpal fractures? METHODS: Sixty patients suffering from nonthumb metacarpal fractures who received mobilization-stable open reduction and internal fixation were included. All patients were prospectively randomized into either the PT group or the HE group...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437374/icu-patients-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy-initiation-fewer-survivors-and-more-dialysis-dependents-from-80-years-old
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Morgane Commereuc, Emmanuel Guérot, Anais Charles-Nelson, Adrien Constan, Sandrine Katsahian, Frédérique Schortgen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the role of advanced age on survival and dialysis dependency after initiation of renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury. DESIGN: Retrospective pooled analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING: ICUs of two teaching hospitals in Paris area, France. SUBJECTS: One thousand five hundred thirty adult patients who required renal replacement therapy initiation in the ICU. INTERVENTIONS: None...
April 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437195/home-health-chains-and-practice-patterns-evidence-of-2008-medicare-reimbursement-revision
#15
Sean Shenghsiu Huang, Hyunjee Kim
Home health agencies (HHAs) are known to exploit the Medicare reimbursement schedule by targeting a specific number of therapy visits. These targeting behaviors cause unnecessary medical spending. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that during fiscal year 2015, Medicare made more than $10 billion in improper payments to HHAs. Better understanding of heterogeneous gaming behaviors among HHAs can inform policy makers to more effectively oversee the home health care industry. This article aims to study how home health chains adjust and adopt new targeting behaviors as compared to independent agencies under the new reimbursement schedule...
February 23, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437132/home-enteral-nutrition-updates-trends-and-challenges
#16
Karen Martin, Gabriela Gardner
The true prevalence of home enteral nutrition (HEN) utilization is unclear and requires further study. HEN therapy has remained virtually unchanged for several decades. However, new trends in HEN are evolving; enteral nutrition is undergoing changes ranging from enteral feeding devices, ingredients used, practice innovations, and challenges with reimbursement. A 2006 Joint Commission call to action that reported 2 sentinel events related to misconnections set things into motion for the transition of enteral device connectors to become specific for enteral nutrition use, which will affect patients who receive HEN...
April 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436882/home-based-therapy-after-stroke-using-the-hand-spring-operated-movement-enhancer-handsome
#17
Ji Chen, Diane Nichols, Elizabeth B Brokaw, Peter S Lum
In previous work, we developed a lightweight wearable hand exoskeleton (HandSOME) that improves range of motion and function in laboratory testing. In this pilot study, we added the ability to log movement data for extended periods and recruited 10 chronic stroke subjects to use the device during reach and grasp task practice at home for 1.5 hours/day, 5 days per week, for 4 weeks. Seven subjects completed the study, performing 448 ± 651 hand movements per training day. After training, impairment was reduced (Fugl-Meyer Test; gain=4...
April 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436192/predictors-of-non-pharmacological-intervention-effect-on-cognitive-function-and-behavioral-and-psychological-symptoms-of-older-people-with-dementia
#18
Ting-Jung Hsu, Hui-Te Tsai, An-Chun Hwang, Liang-Yu Chen, Liang-Kung Chen
AIM: Our previous work showed that non-pharmacological interventions could effectively reduce the severity of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), while the factors influencing the effect of intervention were less explored. Therefore, the main purpose of the present study was to investigate the predictors of the non-pharmacological intervention effect for old veterans with dementia and BPSD. METHODS: A total of 141 old veterans with dementia living in two veterans' homes in northern Taiwan were recruited...
April 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435677/control-of-immune-cell-entry-through-the-tumour-vasculature-a-missing-link-in-optimising-melanoma-immunotherapy
#19
REVIEW
Lih Yin Tan, Carmela Martini, Zvi G Fridlender, Claudine S Bonder, Michael P Brown, Lisa M Ebert
Metastatic melanoma remains a fatal disease to many worldwide, even after the breakthrough introduction of targeted therapies such as BRAF inhibitors and immune checkpoint blockade therapies such as CTLA-4 and PD-1 inhibitors. With advances in our understanding of this disease, as well as the increasing data gathered from patient studies, the significance of the host immune response to cancer progression and response to treatment is becoming clear. More specifically, the presence of intratumoral CD8(+) cytotoxic T-cells correlates with better prognosis whereas the accumulation of monocytes/macrophages and neutrophils in the tumour is often associated with worse prognosis...
March 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435448/inhibition-of-platelet-function-using-liposomal-nanoparticles-blocks-tumor-metastasis
#20
Yinlong Zhang, Jingyan Wei, Shaoli Liu, Jing Wang, Xuexiang Han, Hao Qin, Jiayan Lang, Keman Cheng, Yiye Li, Yingqiu Qi, Greg J Anderson, Saraswati Sukumar, Suping Li, Guangjun Nie
Extensive evidence has shown that platelets support tumor metastatic progression by inducing epithelial-mesenchymal transition of cancer cells and by shielding circulating tumor cells from immune-mediated elimination. Therefore, blocking platelet function represents a potential new avenue for therapy focused on eliminating metastasis. Here we show that liposomal nanoparticles bearing the tumor-homing pentapeptide CREKA (Cys-Arg-Glu-Lys-Ala) can deliver a platelet inhibitor, ticagrelor, into tumor tissues to specifically inhibit tumor-associated platelets...
2017: Theranostics
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