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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088207/cytokine-and-neuropeptide-levels-are-associated-with-pain-relief-in-patients-with-chronically-painful-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-pilot-study
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Jasvinder A Singh, Siamak Noorbaloochi, Keith L Knutson
BACKGROUND: There are few studies with an assessment of the levels of cytokines or neuropeptides as correlates of pain and pain relief in patients with painful joint diseases. Our objective was to assess whether improvements from baseline to 2-months in serum cytokine, chemokine and substance P levels were associated with clinically meaningful pain relief at 2-months post-injection in patients with painful total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: Using data from randomized trial of 60 TKAs, we assessed the association of change in cytokine/chemokine/Substance P levels with primary study outcome, clinically important improvement in Western Ontario McMaster Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain subscale at 2-months post-injection using Student's t-tests and Spearman's correlation coefficient (non-parametric)...
January 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040425/safety-and-efficacy-of-folfirinox-in-elderly-patients-with-metastatic-or-locally-advanced-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-a-retrospective-analysis
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C Baldini, A Escande, O Bouché, F El Hajbi, J Volet, V Bourgeois, T Renaut Vantroys, A Ploquin, C Desauw, M Hebbar
BACKGROUND: FOLFIRINOX is a polychemotherapy regimen currently used to treat inoperable pancreatic cancer in patients with a good performance status (PS). FOLFIRINOX lengthens overall survival time (OS), but no specific data are available in elderly patients. METHODS: All cases of inoperable pancreatic adenocarcinoma in patients over 70 years old treated with FOLFIRINOX were retrospectively reviewed between 2008 and 2015 in five institutions in France. The primary objective was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of FOLFIRINOX in the elderly...
December 24, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006716/biomolecular-aspects-of-depression-a-retrospective-analysis
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Brandon N Peacock, David J Scheiderer, Gottfried H Kellermann
OBJECTIVE: The effects of psychological stress, oxidative stress, and chronic low grade inflammation on the neuro-immune connection have been implicated in the pathogenesis of depression. Thus, in the recent past, there has been a growing effort in determining the mechanism of this pathogenesis. While attempting to map out, this mechanism researchers and clinicians have searched for clinically relevant biomarkers for use in the diagnosis and for the assessment of those suffering from depression...
November 10, 2016: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992487/changes-in-host-cytokine-patterns-of-tb-patients-with-different-bacterial-loads-detected-using-16s-rrna-analysis
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Rhiannon Heslop, Adama L Bojang, Sheikh Jarju, Joseph Mendy, Sarah Mulwa, Ousman Secka, Francis S Mendy, Olumuyiwa Owolabi, Beate Kampmann, Jayne S Sutherland
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) has overtaken HIV as the biggest infectious disease killer, with the majority of deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. However it is unknown how differences in bacterial load alter host immune profiles in the sputum and blood of TB patients. METHODS: 16S ribosomal RNA analysis was used to determine bacterial load in sputum samples obtained from 173 patients with active TB (57 pre-treatment and 116 post-treatment). Host analyte concentrations in sputum and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) antigen stimulated whole blood assay supernatants were analysed using multiplex cytokine arrays...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981253/efficacy-of-intrauterine-infusion-of-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-on-patients-with-history-of-implantation-failure-a-randomized-control-trial
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Maryam Eftekhar, Sepideh Miraj, Maryam Farid Mojtahedi, Nosrat Neghab
BACKGROUND: Although pregnancy rate in in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) cycles has been increased over the preceding years, but the majority of IVF-ET cycles still fail. Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF) is a glycoprotein that stimulates cytokine growth factor and induces immune system which may improve pregnancy rate in women with history of implantation failure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate GCSF ability to improve pregnancy rate in women with history of implantation failure...
November 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977908/integrated-continuous-processing-of-proteins-expressed-as-inclusion-bodies-gcsf-as-a-case-study
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Nikhil Kateja, Harshit Agarwal, Vishwanath Hebbi, Anurag S Rathore
Affordability of biopharmaceuticals continues to be a challenge, particularly in developing economies. This has fuelled advancements in manufacturing that can offer higher productivity and better economics without sacrificing product quality in the form of an integrated continuous manufacturing platform. While platform processes for monoclonal antibodies have existed for more than a decade, development of an integrated continuous manufacturing process for bacterial proteins has received relatively scant attention...
December 15, 2016: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938485/neuroprotection-of-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-for-early-stage-parkinson%C3%A2-s-disease
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Sheng-Tzung Tsai, Sung-Chao Chu, Shu-Hsin Liu, Cheng-Yoong Pang, TingWen Hou, Shinn-Zong Lin, Shin-Yuan Chen
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a slowly progressive neurodegenerative disease. Both medical and surgical choicesprovide symptomatic treatment. Granulocyte colonystimulating factor (G-CSF), a conventional treatment for hematological diseases, has demonstrated its effectiveness in acute and chronic neurological diseases through its anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptosis mechanisms. Based on previous <em>in vitro</em> and <em>in vivo</em> studies, we administered a lower-dose (3.3 µg/kg) G-CSF injection for five days and six courses during one year in early stage PD patients as a phase I trial...
7, 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930386/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-improves-survival-of-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ritesh Prajapati, Anil Arora, Praveen Sharma, Naresh Bansal, Vikas Singla, Ashish Kumar
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation is the only curative option for patients with decompensated cirrhosis; however, many patients die while awaiting transplantation. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) has shown promising results in improving outcomes in patients with advanced liver disease. We evaluated the efficacy of GCSF in patients with decompensated cirrhosis in an open-labeled randomized-controlled trial. METHODS: Consecutive patients with decompensated cirrhosis were randomized to receive either GCSF 300 μg twice daily for 5 days plus standard medical therapy (SMT) (GCSF+SMT group) or SMT alone (SMT alone group)...
December 7, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925156/case-report-of-multiple-pustules-of-the-bilateral-lower-limbs-caused-by-a-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-producing-solid-pseudopapillary-tumour-of-the-pancreas
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Y Iwata, T Kobayashi, M Kuroda, Y Mizoguchi, M Arima, S Numata, S Watanabe, A Yagami, K Matsunaga, K Sugiura
Here we report the first case of neutrophilic dermatoses related to a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF)-producing solid pseudopapillary tumour (SPT). The patient was a 39-year-old woman presenting with scattered pustules and crusts of the palms/heels/thighs and plaques of the bilateral lower legs. The skin biopsy revealed dense neutrophil infiltration in the epidermis to the corium. A pancreatic head tumour was detected on computed tomography. A pathological examination of the resected specimen suggested a SPT...
December 7, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902980/gene-expression-profiling-and-functional-characterization-of-macrophages-in-response-to-circulatory-microparticles-produced-during-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection-and-chagas-disease
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Imran H Chowdhury, Sue-Jie Koo, Shivali Gupta, Lisa Yi Liang, Bojlul Bahar, Laura Silla, Julio Nuñez-Burgos, Natalia Barrientos, Maria Paola Zago, Nisha Jain Garg
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are hallmarks of chagasic cardiomyopathy (CCM). In this study, we determined if microparticles (MPs) generated during Trypanosoma cruzi (Tc) infection carry the host's signature of the inflammatory/oxidative state and provide information regarding the progression of clinical disease. METHODS: MPs were harvested from supernatants of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells in vitro incubated with Tc (control: LPS treated), plasma of seropositive humans with a clinically asymptomatic (CA) or symptomatic (CS) disease state (vs...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889090/focal-nodular-and-diffuse-haematopoietic-marrow-hyperplasia-in-patients-with-underlying-malignancies-a-radiological-mimic-of-malignancy-in-need-of-recognition
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L T C Chow, A W H Ng, S K C Wong
AIM: To report the authors' experience of focal nodular haematopoietic marrow hyperplasia (FNHMH) and diffuse haematopoietic marrow hyperplasia (DHMH) clinically masquerading as skip, distant, or disseminated metastasis in seven patients with underlying malignant neoplasms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five patients with FNHMH and two with DHMH mistaken radiologically as skip and disseminated metastasis, respectively, were compared and contrasted with four patients with osteosarcomas and two with chondrosarcomas harbouring skip metastasis, noting the temporal relationship with their haematological profile...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846826/natural-product-htp-screening-for-antibacterial-e-coli-0157-h7-and-anti-inflammatory-agents-in-lps-from-e-coli-o111-b4-activated-macrophages-and-microglial-cells-focus-on-sepsis
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Elizabeth A Mazzio, Nan Li, David Bauer, Patricia Mendonca, Equar Taka, Mohammed Darb, Leeshawn Thomas, Henry Williams, Karam F A Soliman
BACKGROUND: Acute systemic inflammatory response syndrome arising from infection can lead to multiple organ failure and death, with greater susceptibility occurring in immunocompromised individuals. Moreover, sub-acute chronic inflammation is a contributor to the pathology of diverse degenerative diseases (Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and arthritis). Given the known limitations in Western medicine to treat a broad range of inflammatory related illness as well as the emergence of antibiotic resistance, there is a renewed interest in complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) to achieve these means...
November 15, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829539/chemotherapy-induced-febrile-neutropenia-prophylaxis-with-biosimilar-filgrastim-in-elderly-versus-non-elderly-cancer-patients-patterns-outcomes-and-determinants-monitor-gcsf-study
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Matti Aapro, Carsten Bokemeyer, Heinz Ludwig, Pere Gascón, Mario Boccadoro, Kris Denhaerynck, Michael Gorray, Andriy Krendyukov, Karen MacDonald, Ivo Abraham
BACKGROUND: Myelotoxic chemotherapy is associated with chemotherapy-induced (febrile) neutropenia (CIN/FN). The MONITOR-GCSF study evaluated biosimilar filgrastim (Zarzio®) prophylaxis patterns, associated outcomes, and determinants. We performed stratified analyses comparing elderly and non-elderly patients. METHODS: Comparative (elderly/non-elderly) analysis of demographics and clinical status, prophylaxis, associated CIN/FN outcomes (CIN grade 4 [CIN4], FN, CIN/FN-related hospitalizations and chemodisturbances, composite), and, per hierarchical modeling, determinants thereof evaluated at the patient- and cycle-level...
November 6, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813377/metabolic-syndrome-and-the-seminal-cytokine-network-in-morbidly-obese-males
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A Pilatz, C Hudemann, J Wolf, I Halefeld, A Paradowska-Dogan, H-C Schuppe, H Hossain, Q Jiang, D Schultheiss, H Renz, W Weidner, F Wagenlehner, T Linn
Given the increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in males of reproductive age, the objective of this prospective case-controlled study was to investigate the impact of subacute systemic inflammation associated with MetS on seminal cytokines and standard sperm parameters in comparison with healthy men. Between 2011 and 2014, we recruited 27 patients with MetS out of 41 obese patients screened from an internal outpatient clinic. Twenty-seven age-matched healthy controls were enrolled from 54 men requesting vasectomy in a urological outpatient clinic...
January 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793849/predictive-modeling-of-the-outcomes-of-chemotherapy-induced-febrile-neutropenia-prophylaxis-with-biosimilar-filgrastim-monitor-gcsf-study
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M Aapro, H Ludwig, C Bokemeyer, P Gascón, M Boccadoro, K Denhaerynck, A Krendyukov, M Gorray, K MacDonald, I Abraham
BACKGROUND: Risk models of chemotherapy-induced (CIN) and febrile neutropenia (FN) have to date focused on determinants measured at the start of chemotherapy. We extended this static approach with a dynamic approach of CIN/FN risk modeling at the start of each cycle. DESIGN: We applied predictive modeling using multivariate logistic regression to identify determinants of CIN/FN episodes and related hospitalizations and chemotherapy disturbances (CIN/FN consequences) in analyses at the patient ('ever' during the whole period of chemotherapy) and cycle-level (during a given chemotherapy cycle)...
November 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737899/am80-gcsf-synergizes-myeloid-expansion-and-differentiation-to-generate-functional-neutrophils-that-reduce-neutropenia-associated-infection-and%C3%A2-mortality
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Lin Li, Xiaotian Qi, Weili Sun, Hisham Abdel-Azim, Siyue Lou, Hong Zhu, Nemani V Prasadarao, Alice Zhou, Hiroyuki Shimada, Koichi Shudo, Yong-Mi Kim, Sajad Khazal, Qiaojun He, David Warburton, Lingtao Wu
Neutrophils generated by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) are functionally immature and, consequently, cannot effectively reduce infection and infection-related mortality in cancer chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CCIN). Am80, a retinoic acid (RA) agonist that enhances granulocytic differentiation by selectively activating transcription factor RA receptor alpha (RARα), alternatively promotes RA-target gene expression. We found that in normal and malignant primary human hematopoietic specimens, Am80-GCSF combination coordinated proliferation with differentiation to develop complement receptor-3 (CR3)-dependent neutrophil innate immunity, through altering transcription of RA-target genes RARβ2, C/EBPε, CD66, CD11b, and CD18 This led to generation of functional neutrophils capable of fighting infection, whereas neutralizing neutrophil innate immunity with anti-CD18 antibody abolished neutrophil bactericidal activities induced by Am80-GCSF Further, Am80-GCSF synergy was evaluated using six different dose-schedule-infection mouse CCIN models...
November 2, 2016: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735212/upfront-use-of-plerixafor-and-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-gcsf-for-stem-cell-mobilization-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-efficacy-and-analysis-of-risk-factors-associated-with-poor-stem-cell-collection-efficiency
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Adebayo Ogunniyi, Mabel Rodriguez, Sean Devlin, Nelly Adel, Heather Landau, David J Chung, Nikoletta Lendvai, Alexander Lesokhin, Guenther Koehne, Sham Mailankody, Neha Korde, Lilian Reich, Ola Landgren, Sergio Giralt, Hani Hassoun
Plerixafor (P), an agent that selectively and reversibly binds to the chemokine receptor CXCR4, has been approved in combination with G-CSF (P + G-CSF) for stem cell (SC) mobilization in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). The goal of this study was to determine the SC collection success rate of P + G-CSF using a clinically relevant outcome defined as the ability to collect at least 5 × 10(6) CD34(+) cells/kg to allow safely two transplants, and identify risk factors impacting SC mobilization...
October 13, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651638/effects-of-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-gcsf-on-persistent-thin-endometrium-in-frozen-embryo-transfer-fet-cycles
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Vineet V Mishra, Sumesh Choudhary, Urmila Sharma, Rohina Aggarwal, Ritu Agarwal, Khushali Gandhi, Nilesh Goraniya
OBJECTIVE: To predict the effectiveness of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) in the treatment of persistent thin endometrium resistant to other treatments in frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles. STUDY DESIGN: This is a hospital-based prospective study. PATIENTS: Thirty-five women with persistent thin endometrium (<7 mm) resistant to standard treatments were involved in this study. INTERVENTIONS: Intrauterine infusion of GCSF (300 mcg/1 ml) was done in patients with thin endometrium on day 14 of FET cycles, and their endometrial thicknesses were measured after 48 h of infusion...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27544285/multigene-measurable-residual-disease-assessment-improves-acute-myeloid-leukemia-relapse-risk-stratification-in-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Matthew P Mulé, Gabriel N Mannis, Brent L Wood, Jerald P Radich, Jimmy Hwang, Nestor R Ramos, Charalambos Andreadis, Lloyd Damon, Aaron C Logan, Thomas G Martin, Christopher S Hourigan
We report here the largest study to date of adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) tested for measurable residual disease (MRD) at the time of autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (auto-HCT). Seventy-two adult patients who underwent transplantation between 2004 and 2013 at a single academic medical center (University of California San Francisco) were eligible for this retrospective study based on availability of cryopreserved granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF)-mobilized autologous peripheral blood progenitor cell (PBPC) leukapheresis specimens ("autografts")...
November 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524669/high-dosage-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-treatment-alters-monocyte-trafficking-to-the-brain-after-experimental-stroke
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Gesa Weise, Claudia Pösel, Karoline Möller, Alexander Kranz, Nadine Didwischus, Johannes Boltze, Daniel-Christoph Wagner
Ischemic stroke elicits a prompt inflammatory response that is characterized by a well-timed recruitment of peripheral immune cells to the brain. Among these, monocytes play a particularly important, but multifaceted role and have been increasingly recognized to affect stroke outcome. Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF) is known for its immunosuppressive actions on mononuclear cells, but previous studies in the stroke field were mainly confined to its neuroprotective actions. Herein, we investigated whether GCSF affects post-stroke inflammation in a mouse model of focal brain ischemia by modulating monocyte responses...
February 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
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