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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449483/epicardial-left-atrial-appendage-closure-comparison-of-surgical-techniques-in-an-ex-vivo-model
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Nikolas Mirow, Sebastian Vogt, Marc Irqsusi, Rainer Moosdorf, Andreas Kirschbaum
BACKGROUND: Formation of clots in the left atrial appendage (LAA) may lead to embolism and consecutive cerebral stroke. This risk is reduced by closure and resection. To address the efficacy of surgical LAA closure, resilience to pneumatic pressure was studied. Different surgical techniques were compared in an experimental model. METHODS: From freshly slaughtered pigs cardiopulmonary preparations were taken. The left atrium was clamped airtight and the LAA was cannulated...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449473/anti-pd-1-pd-l1-antibody-versus-conventional-chemotherapy-for-previously-treated-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yongxun Zhuansun, Fengting Huang, Yumo Du, Lin Lin, Rui Chen, Jianguo Li
BACKGROUND: The anti-PD-1/PD-L1 monoclonal antibody has showed promising results in various cancers via enhancing T cell functions. However, many questions remain in the role and safety in previously-treated, advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Thus, we conducted a meta-analysis incorporating all available evidences to evaluate the efficacy and safety of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibody compared with chemotherapy. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library database were searched for the studies about the efficacy and safety of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibody in previously-treated, progressive NSCLC patients...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449430/poloxamer-surface-modified-trimethyl-chitosan-nanoparticles-for-the-effective-delivery-of-methotrexate-in-osteosarcoma
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Shenglong Li, Yuyuan Xiong, Xiaojing Zhang
The present work is an effort to explore the poloxamer-modified trimethyl chitosan (TMC) encapsulated MTX for osteosarcoma treatment in order to improve the therapeutic efficacy and minimize severe toxicity associated with the clinical usage of MTX. The methotrexate-loaded pluronic-chitosan nanoparticles (MTCN) was nanosized and exhibited a controlled release of drug from the carrier system. The MTCN showed higher accumulation in cell cytoplasm region evident by the high red fluorescence indicating its uptake through energy-dependent endocytosis process...
April 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449368/a-randomized-placebo-and-sitagliptin-controlled-trial-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-omarigliptin-a-once-weekly-dpp-4-inhibitor-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ira Gantz, Taro Okamoto, Yuka Ito, Kotoba Okuyama, Edward A O'Neill, Keith D Kaufman, Samuel S Engel, Eseng Lai
AIMS: To assess the safety and efficacy of omarigliptin in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a 24-week double-blind trial, 414 patients with T2D were randomized to omarigliptin 25 mg once-weekly (q.w.), sitagliptin 50 mg once daily (q.d.) or placebo. The double-blind period was followed by a 28-week open-label extension during which all patients received omarigliptin 25 mg q.w. Efficacy endpoints were HbA1c, 2-hour post-meal glucose (PMG) and fasting plasma glucose (FPG)...
April 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449324/efficacy-and-safety-of-lixisenatide-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-renal-impairment
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M Hanefeld, J M Arteaga, L A Leiter, G Marchesini, E Nikonova, M Shestakova, W Stager, R Gómez-Huelgas
AIMS: This post hoc assessment evaluated the efficacy and safety of once-daily, prandial glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist lixisenatide in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and normal renal function (eGFR ≥90 mL/min), or mild (60-89 mL/min) or moderate (30-59 mL/min) renal impairment. METHODS: Patients from nine lixisenatide trials in the GetGoal clinical trial programme were categorized by baseline creatinine clearance: normal renal function (lixisenatide n = 2094, placebo n = 1150); renal impairment (mild: lixisenatide n = 637, placebo n = 414; moderate: lixisenatide n = 122, placebo n = 68)...
April 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449300/the-effect-of-canaloplasty-with-suprachoroidal-drainage-combined-with-cataract-surgery-1-year-results
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Anna-Maria Seuthe, Kai Januschowski, Siegfried Mariacher, Martina Ebner, Natalia Opitz, Peter Szurman, Karl Boden
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of phacocanaloplasty with suprachoroidal drainage (PCscD) and to compare its intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering and drug-sparing effect to canaloplasty with suprachoroidal drainage (CscD). METHODS: The study retrospective interventional study included patients with open-angle glaucoma or secondary forms of glaucoma who underwent either CscD or PCscD between the year 2011 and 2014 in Knappschaft Eye Clinic Sulzbach...
April 27, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449218/development-and-pharmacologic-characterization-of-the-rat-6-hz-model-of-partial-seizures
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Cameron S Metcalf, Peter J West, Kyle E Thomson, Sharon F Edwards, Misty D Smith, H S White, Karen S Wilcox
OBJECTIVE: The mouse 6 Hz model of psychomotor seizures is a well-established and commonly used preclinical model for antiseizure drug (ASD) discovery. Despite its widespread use both in the identification and differentiation of novel ASDs in mice, a corresponding assay in rats has not been developed. We established a method for 6 Hz seizure induction in rats, with seizure behaviors similar to those observed in mice including head nod, jaw clonus, and forelimb clonus. METHODS: A convulsive current that elicits these seizure behaviors in 97% of rats (CC97 ) was determined using a Probit analysis...
April 27, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449183/noninferiority-trial-investigating-the-efficacy-of-a-nonantibiotic-intramammary-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-mild-to-moderate-clinical-mastitis-in-dairy-cows-with-longer-lasting-udder-diseases
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M Ziesch, N Wente, Y Zhang, W Zaremba, S Engl, V Krömker
A nonblinded, positively controlled, noninferiority trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of an alternative, nonantibiotic therapy with Masti Veyxym(®) to reduce ineffective antibiotic usage in the treatment of nonsevere clinical mastitis (CM) in cows with longer lasting udder diseases. The solely intramammary treatment with Masti Veyxym(®) (three applications, 12 hr apart) and the combined treatment with Masti Veyxym(®) and antibiotics as usual on the farm according to label of the respective product were compared with the reference treatment of solely antibiotic therapy...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449055/primary-tumor-sidedness-has-an-impact-on-prognosis-and-treatment-outcome-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-results-from-two-randomized-first-line-panitumumab-studies
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N Boeckx, R Koukakis, K Op de Beeck, C Rolfo, G Van Camp, S Siena, J Tabernero, J-Y Douillard, T André, M Peeters
Background: : Previous studies have reported the prognostic impact of primary tumor sidedness in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) and its influence on cetuximab efficacy. The present retrospective analysis of two panitumumab trials investigated a possible association between tumor sidedness and treatment efficacy in first-line mCRC patients with RAS wild-type (WT) primary tumors. Material and methods: Data from two randomized first-line panitumumab trials were analyzed for treatment outcomes by primary tumor sidedness for RAS WT patients...
April 25, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449038/real-time-imaging-of-single-neuronal-cell-apoptosis-in-patients-with-glaucoma
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Maria F Cordeiro, Eduardo M Normando, M Jorge Cardoso, Serge Miodragovic, Seham Jeylani, Benjamin M Davis, Li Guo, Sebastien Ourselin, Roger A'Hern, Philip A Bloom
Retinal cell apoptosis occurs in many ocular neurodegenerative conditions including glaucoma-the major cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Using a new imaging technique that we have called DARC (detection of apoptosing retinal cells), which until now has only been demonstrated in animal models, we assessed if annexin 5 labelled with fluorescent dye DY-776 (ANX776) could be used safely in humans to identify retinal cell apoptosis. Eight patients with glaucomatous neurodegeneration and evidence of progressive disease, and eight healthy subjects were randomly assigned to intravenous ANX776 doses of 0...
April 26, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448981/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-fully-covered-self-expandable-metallic-stent-in-benign-airway-stenosis
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Marc Fortin, Yves Lacasse, Xavier Elharrar, Rachid Tazi-Mezalek, Sophie Laroumagne, Julien Guinde, Philippe Astoul, Hervé Dutau
BACKGROUND: The use of self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) in benign airway disease was the object of a boxed warning from the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2005 due to the risk of stent-related complications and difficulties associated with their removal. Third-generation fully covered SEMS have been commercialized since this warning and theoretically should not present the same difficulties associated with removal as they cannot become embedded in the airway mucosa...
April 28, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448958/evaluation-of-f8-tnf-%C3%AE-in-models-of-early-and-progressive-metastatic-osteosarcoma
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Bernhard Robl, Sander Martijn Botter, Aleksandar Boro, Daniela Meier, Dario Neri, Bruno Fuchs
The targeted delivery of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) with antibodies specific to splice isoforms of fibronectin [e.g., F8-TNF, specific to the extra-domain A (EDA) domain of fibronectin] has already shown efficacy against experimental sarcomas but has not yet been investigated in orthotopic sarcomas. Here, we investigated F8-TNF in a syngeneic K7 M2-derived orthotopic model of osteosarcoma as a treatment against pulmonary metastases, the most frequent cause of osteosarcoma-related death. Immunofluorescence on human osteosarcoma tissue confirmed the presence of EDA in primary tumors (PTs) as well as metastases...
April 24, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448937/assessment-of-n2o-emissions-from-a-fertilised-vegetable-cropping-soil-under-different-plant-residue-management-strategies-using-15-n-tracing-techniques
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M Rezaei Rashti, W J Wang, C R Chen, S H Reeves, C Scheer
Combined application of plant residues and N fertilisers strongly affect soil mineral N dynamics and N2O emissions depending on the quality of the plant residues, their application methods and other management strategies. We investigated the effect of combined application of two vegetable plant residues (cauliflower and sweet corn) and (15)N fertiliser on N dynamics and N2O emission in a glasshouse pot study. The experiment was conducted under two residue management practices (soil incorporation vs surface mulching) over 98days with growing basil (Ocimum basilicum) plants...
April 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448875/bioengineered-mannan-sulphate-capped-silver-nanoparticles-for-accelerated-and-targeted-wound-healing-physicochemical-and-biological-investigations
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Megha Mugade, Milind Patole, Varsha Pokharkar
In the present study, surface functionalized mannan sulphate silver nanoparticles (MS-AgNPs) were prepared and assessed for their wound healing potential. 20nm sized, spherical MS-AgNPs were prepared by one pot synthesis approach wherein the sulphated polysaccharide mannan sulphate (MS) played dual role of reducing as well as capping agent. The crystalline MS-AgNPs exhibited surface plasmon resonance centered at 400nm along with -32.40mV zeta potential. These stable MS-AgNPs showed enhanced cytocompatibility, targeting potential and cellular uptake in murine macrophages, human skin fibroblasts and human keratinocytes as compared to citrate reduced silver nanoparticles (C-AgNPs)...
April 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448754/clinical-evaluation-of-cost-efficacy-of-drugs-for-treatment-of-osteoporosis-a-meta-analysis
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Stewart G Albert, Supraja Reddy
OBJECTIVE: To assess the cost efficacy of available regimens for therapy of osteoporosis as defined as the cost time's number need to treat to prevent one fracture. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Existing meta-analyses were supplemented through electronic databases SCOPUS and PubMED between 2013 (a date overlapping the latest meta-analyses) and March 2016. Primary references included all randomized controlled trials of anti-osteoporotic drugs versus comparators using search terms "osteoporosis", "random" and "trial"...
April 27, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448688/efficacy-and-safety-of-evogliptin-monotherapy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-moderately-elevated-hba1c-by-diet-and-exercise
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Juri Park, Sung Woo Park, Kun Ho Yoon, Sung Rae Kim, Kyu Jeung Ahn, Jae Hyuk Lee, Ji Oh Mok, Choon Hee Chung, Kyung Ah Han, Gwan Pyo Koh, Jun Goo Kang, Chang Beom Lee, Seong Hwan Kim, Na Young Kwon, Doo Man Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of evogliptin, a newly developed dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) inadequately controlled by diet and exercise. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter, phase III study, 160 patients with T2D were assigned to either an evogliptin 5 mg or placebo group for 24 weeks. The primary endpoint was the mean change in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) from baseline to week 24...
April 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448672/correlation-between-the-inflammatory-marker-hla-dr-and-signs-and-symptoms-in-moderate-to-severe-dry-eye-disease
#17
Françoise Brignole-Baudouin, Luisa Riancho, Dahlia Ismail, Maëva Deniaud, Mourad Amrane, Christophe Baudouin
Purpose: To investigate correlations of the inflammatory HLA-DR marker with clinical signs and symptoms commonly used to assess dry eye disease (DED) severity. Methods: Baseline data were collected from three clinical studies conducted on moderate to severe DED patients. Characteristics of DED were analyzed and correlations were performed in 311 patients. Data were analyzed after treatment with 1 mg/mL cyclosporine (CsA) and vehicle. We quantified HLA-DR by flow cytometry in impression cytology specimens...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448606/a-feeding-protocol-for-delivery-of-agents-to-assess-development-in-varroa-mites
#18
Ana R Cabrera, Paul D Shirk, Peter E A Teal
A novel feeding protocol for delivery of bio-active agents to Varroa mites was developed by providing mites with honey bee larva hemolymph supplemented with cultured insect cells and selected materials delivered on a fibrous cotton substrate. Mites were starved, fed on treated hemolymph to deliver selected agents and then returned to bee larvae. Transcript levels of two reference genes, actin and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), as well as for nine selected genes involved in reproductive processes showed that the starvation and feeding protocol periods did not pose a high level of stress to the mites as transcript levels remained comparable between phoretic mites and those completing the protocol...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448544/comparing-herbaceous-plant-communities-in-active-and-passive-riparian-restoration
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Elise S Gornish, Michael S Lennox, David Lewis, Kenneth W Tate, Randall D Jackson
Understanding the efficacy of passive (reduction or cessation of environmental stress) and active (typically involving planting or seeding) restoration strategies is important for the design of successful revegetation of degraded riparian habitat, but studies explicitly comparing restoration outcomes are uncommon. We sampled the understory herbaceous plant community of 103 riparian sites varying in age since restoration (0 to 39 years) and revegetation technique (active, passive, or none) to compare the utility of different approaches on restoration success across sites...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448518/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-for-osteoarthritis-treatment-a-meta-analysis
#20
Ma Yubo, Li Yanyan, Li Li, Sun Tao, Lin Bo, Chen Lin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and safety of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for the treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). MATERIALS: We performed a meta-analysis of relevant published clinical studies. An electronic search was conducted for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of MSC-based therapy in knee OA. The visual analogue scale (VAS), International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) form, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), Lequesne algofunctional indices (Lequesne), Lysholm knee scale (Lysholm), Tegner activity scale (Tegner) and adverse events (AEs) were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
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