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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484308/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-the-mediterranean-diet-in-the-early-and-late-stages-of-atheroma-plaque-development
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Rosa Casas, Mireia Urpi-Sardà, Emilio Sacanella, Sara Arranz, Dolores Corella, Olga Castañer, Rosa-María Lamuela-Raventós, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, José Lapetra, Maria P Portillo, Ramón Estruch
Objective. To evaluate the long-term effects of a Mediterranean diet (MeDiet) intervention on the plasma concentrations of inflammatory and plaque stability-related molecules in elderly people at high risk for cardiovascular disease. Design and Setting. 66 participants from primary care centers affiliated with the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona were randomized into 3 groups: MeDiet plus extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) or nuts and a low-fat diet (LFD). At baseline and at 3 and 5 years, we evaluated the changes in the plasma concentrations of 24 inflammatory biomarkers related to the different stages of the atherosclerotic process by Luminex®...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456908/use-of-prophylactic-growth-factors-and-antimicrobials-in-elderly-patients-with-cancer-a-review-of-the-medicare-database
#2
Romina Sosa, Shuling Li, Julia T Molony, Jiannong Liu, Scott Stryker, Allan J Collins
PURPOSE: Growth factors and antimicrobials can reduce complications of chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression. Their prophylactic use in elderly patients is important given the associated comorbidity in this age group. There is a developing trend by payers to include supportive care agents in chemotherapy care bundles, which could affect clinical practice. We examined whether the febrile neutropenia (FN) risk categories can be used to describe utilization in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid fee-for-service system in older adults...
April 29, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408239/protective-responses-of-two-paralogs-of-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-gcsf-in-rock-bream-oplegnathus-fasciatus-during-bacterial-and-viral-infection
#3
Joseph Jeswin, Ji-Min Jeong, Jae-Dong Shim, Jin-Sol Bae, Chan-Il Park
Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF) has a key role in the production of neutrophilic granulocytes during normal hematopoietic development and release of neutrophils into the blood circulation. In this study we have identified and characterized two paralogs of GCSF (RbGCSF) in rock bream. Although RbGCSF-1 and RbGCSF-2 share low sequence conservation, its domains and protein structure still share significant similarity. Basal levels of RbGCSF-1 gene expression was high in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs), spleen and intestine whereas the RbGCSF-2 was highly expressed in PBLs and kidney, of healthy animals...
April 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408238/novel-roles-for-podocalyxin-in-regulating-stress-myelopoiesis-rap1a-and-neutrophil-migration
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Pan Li, Aldona A Karaczyn, Rose McGlauflin, Amanda J Favreau-Lessard, Edward Jachimowicz, Calvin P Vary, Kailin Xu, Don M Wojchowski, Pradeep Sathyanarayana
Podocalyxin (Podxl) is a CD34 orthologue and cell surface sialomucin reported to have roles in renal podocyte diaphragm slit development; vascular cell integrity; and the progression of blood, breast, and prostate cancers. Roles for Podxl during nonmalignant hematopoiesis, however, are largely undefined. We have developed a Vav-Cre Podxl knockout (KO) mouse model, and report on novel roles for Podxl in governing stress myelopoiesis. At steady state, Podxl expression among hematopoietic progenitor cells was low level but was induced by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in myeloid progenitors and by thrombopoietin in human stem cells...
April 10, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364041/galectin-3-interacts-with-the-cell-surface-glycoprotein-cd146-mcam-muc18-and-induces-secretion-of-metastasis-promoting-cytokines-from-vascular-endothelial-cells
#5
Florent Colomb, Weikun Wang, Deborah Simpson, Mudaser Zafar, Robert Beynon, Jonathan M Rhodes, Lu-Gang Yu
The galactoside-binding protein galectin-3 is increasingly recognized as an important player in cancer development, progression, and metastasis via its interactions with various galactoside-terminated glycans. We have shown previously that circulating galectin-3, which is increased up to 30-fold in cancer patients, promotes blood-borne metastasis in an animal cancer model. This effect is partly attributable to the interaction of galectin-3 with unknown receptor(s) on vascular endothelial cells and causes endothelial secretion of several metastasis-promoting cytokines...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337172/bone-marrow-derived-cell-accumulation-in-the-spinal-cord-is-independent-of-peripheral-mobilization-in-a-mouse-model-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Kyle Peake, John Manning, Coral-Ann Lewis, Kevin Tran, Fabio Rossi, Charles Krieger
Bone marrow-derived cells (BMDCs) are capable of migrating across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and accumulating in the central nervous system (CNS) when transplanted into recipients conditioned with whole-body irradiation or chemotherapy. We used the chemotherapeutic agents busulfan and treosulfan to condition recipient mice for transplantation with bone marrow (BM) cells isolated from donor mice ubiquitously expressing green fluorescent protein. We attempted to increase the accumulation of BMDCs in the CNS by mobilization of BMDCs using either, or both, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) or plerixafor (AMD3100)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314052/incidence-of-acute-cellular-rejection-following-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-administration-in-lung-transplantation-a-retrospective-case-cohort-analysis
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Nicole Casciello, Amanda Hulbert, Laurie Snyder, Jennifer Byrns
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) is an option to treat leukopenia in lung transplant recipients. Conflicting evidence exists regarding its effects on acute cellular rejection (ACR). A retrospective, case-cohort study was conducted to assess whether the use of GCSF in lung transplant recipients is associated with an increased incidence of ACR. Patients had to have received at least one dose of GCSF but were excluded if they received GCSF within 30 days prior to transplant or received a lymphocyte-depleting agent within 14 days of GCSF administration...
May 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281657/a-gcsfr-csf3r-zebrafish-mutant-models-the-persistent-basal-neutrophil-deficiency-of-severe-congenital-neutropenia
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Vahid Pazhakh, Sharon Clark, M Cristina Keightley, Graham J Lieschke
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) and its receptor (GCSFR), also known as CSF3 and CSF3R, are required to maintain normal neutrophil numbers during basal and emergency granulopoiesis in humans, mice and zebrafish. Previous studies identified two zebrafish CSF3 ligands and a single CSF3 receptor. Transient antisense morpholino oligonucleotide knockdown of both these ligands and receptor reduces neutrophil numbers in zebrafish embryos, a technique widely used to evaluate neutrophil contributions to models of infection, inflammation and regeneration...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254519/assessment-of-the-structure-of-pegylated-recombinant-protein-therapeutics-by-the-nmr-fingerprint-assay
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Derek J Hodgson, Yves Aubin
A number of recombinant protein therapeutic products, such as filgrastim (methionyl granulocyte colony stimulating factor [Met-GCSF] used to boost the immune system in chemotherapy treated cancer patients), and interferon alpha-2 (used for the treatment of various viral infections), have been chemically modified with the addition of a polyethylene glycol (PEG) chain. This modification prolongs residency of the drug in the body and reduces metabolic degradation, which allows less frequent administration of the products...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223672/-influence-of-next-day-administration-of-pegfilgrastim-after-fec100-chemotherapy-in-japanese-with-breast-cancer-on-neutrophil-count
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Daichiro Fujiwara, Keiji Mashimo, Kayo Kimura, Akihiro Noda, Kazuo Taki, Hiroshi Yoshibayashi, Tomoya Takeda, Masanobu Tsubaki, Shozo Nishida, Katsuhiko Sakaguchi
Febrile neutropenia(FN)is one of the serious treatment-related toxicities after FEC100(5-fluorouracil 500mg/m2, epiru- bicin 100mg/m2, cyclophosphamide 500 mg/m2)chemotherapy for breast cancer. Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor(GCSF) is used as a support therapy for FN. Thus, we evaluated retrospectively the safety of administering pegfilgrastim the day after FEC100 chemotherapy in Japanese patients with breast cancer as compared with lenograstim. Grade 3 or 4 neutropenia was observed in 91.7% patients after pegfilgrastim administration and in 63...
February 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217374/plecanatide-mediated-activation-of-guanylate-cyclase-c-suppresses-inflammation-induced-colorectal-carcinogenesis-in-apc-min-fccc-mice
#11
Wen-Chi L Chang, Shet Masih, Anusha Thadi, Viren Patwa, Apoorva Joshi, Harry S Cooper, Vaseem A Palejwala, Margie L Clapper, Kunwar Shailubhai
AIM: To evaluate the effect of orally administered plecanatide on colorectal dysplasia in Apc(+/Min-FCCC) mice with dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced inflammation. METHODS: Inflammation driven colorectal carcinogenesis was induced in Apc(+/Min-FCCC) mice by administering DSS in their drinking water. Mice were fed a diet supplemented with plecanatide (0-20 ppm) and its effect on the multiplicity of histopathologically confirmed polypoid, flat and indeterminate dysplasia was evaluated...
February 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180148/leukocytosis-due-to-markedly-elevated-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-levels-in-a-patient-with-endometrial-cancer-case-report-and-literature-review
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Leslie H Clark, Stephan Moll, Damon Houghton, Siohban O'Connor, John T Soper
•Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (GCSF) secretion by gynecologic tumors is rare.•Elevations in serum GCSF can be seen in the absence of tumor GSCF secretion.•Extreme leukocytosis is associated with autocrine tumor growth and poor prognosis.
May 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152838/a-schematic-case-episode-format-to-aid-in-choosing-wisely
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B Brooke Mann, Jad Hayes, Lalan S Wilfong, Marcus A Neubauer
181 Background: The recommendations of the Choosing Wisely campaign are evidence -based strategies to reduce cost without sacrificing outcomes. Yet tying the recommendations to indicators of use at the physician and case level has been challenging. As practices become responsible for total cost of care, an easy to use analytic method to determine appropriate use will be critical. We here describe a tool for rapid assessment of individual cases to achieve that objective. METHODS: The population was a payer defined cohort of lung cancer patients treated at Texas Oncology (TxO)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152687/feasibility-acceptability-and-efficacy-of-a-proactive-telephone-intervention-to-improve-toxicity-management-during-chemotherapy
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Cassandra McKay, Heekyung Han, Sonal Gandhi, Nicole Beatrice Laferriere, Clare Atzema, Kelvin K Chan, Doris Howell, Vishal Kukreti, Yvonne Leung, Aliya Pardhan, Sandy Mitchell, Marla Nayer, Mark Pasetka, Jane Yao, Erin Redwood
105 Background: Chemotherapy (chemo) is associated with a significant risk of toxicity, which often peaks between ambulatory visits. Consequently, effective remote symptom management support is essential to optimize self-management and resource use, including emergency department visits and hospitalizations (ED+H) during chemo. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility, acceptability and effects of a telephone management intervention on symptomatic toxicity and resource use during chemo for early stage breast cancer (EBC)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146604/the-clinically-used-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-parp-inhibitor-olaparib-improves-organ-function-suppresses-inflammatory-responses-and-accelerates-wound-healing-in-a-murine-model-of-third-degree-burn-injury
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Akbar Ahmad, Gabor Olah, David N Herndon, Csaba Szabo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The PARP inhibitor olaparib has recently been approved for human use for the therapy of cancer. Considering the role of PARP in critical illness, we tested the effect of olaparib in a murine model of burn injury, in order to begin exploring the feasibility of repurposing olaparib for the therapy of burn patients. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Mice were subjected to scald burn injury and randomized into vehicle or olaparib (10 mg/kg/day i.p.) groups...
February 1, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116550/implantation-of-a-poly-l-lactide-gcsf-functionalized-scaffold-in-a-model-of-chronic-myocardial-infarction
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Cristiano Spadaccio, Francesco Nappi, Federico De Marco, Pietro Sedati, Chiara Taffon, Antonio Nenna, Anna Crescenzi, Massimo Chello, Marcella Trombetta, Ivancarmine Gambardella, Alberto Rainer
A previously developed poly-L-lactide scaffold releasing granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (PLLA/GCSF) was tested in a rabbit chronic model of myocardial infarction (MI) as a ventricular patch. Control groups were constituted by healthy, chronic MI and nonfunctionalized PLLA scaffold. PLLA-based electrospun scaffold efficiently integrated into a chronic infarcted myocardium. Functionalization of the biopolymer with GCSF led to increased fibroblast-like vimentin-positive cellular colonization and reduced inflammatory cell infiltration within the micrometric fiber mesh in comparison to nonfunctionalized scaffold; PLLA/GCSF polymer induced an angiogenetic process with a statistically significant increase in the number of neovessels compared to the nonfunctionalized scaffold; PLLA/GCSF implanted at the infarcted zone induced a reorganization of the ECM architecture leading to connective tissue deposition and scar remodeling...
February 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111718/over-and-under-prophylaxis-for-chemotherapy-induced-febrile-neutropenia-relative-to-evidence-based-guidelines-is-associated-with-differences-in-outcomes-findings-from-the-monitor-gcsf-study
#17
Carsten Bokemeyer, Pere Gascón, Matti Aapro, Heinz Ludwig, Mario Boccadoro, Kris Denhaerynck, Michael Gorray, Andriy Krendyukov, Ivo Abraham, Karen MacDonald
PURPOSE: In the MONITOR-GCSF study of chemotherapy-induced (febrile) neutropenia with biosimilar filgrastim, 56.6% of patients were prophylacted according to amended EORTC guidelines, but 17.4% were prophylacted below and 26.0% above guideline recommendations. METHODS: MONITOR-GCSF is a prospective, observational study of 1447 evaluable patients from 140 cancers centers in 12 European countries treated with myelosuppressive chemotherapy for up to 6 cycles receiving biosimilar GCSF prophylaxis...
June 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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...
February 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
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