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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330312/isolation-and-screening-of-l-asparaginase-free-of-glutaminase-and-urease-from-fungal-sp
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Kruthi Doriya, Devarai Santhosh Kumar
L-Asparaginase is a chemotherapeutic drug used in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), a malignant disorder in children. L-Asparaginase helps in removing acrylamide found in fried and baked foods that is carcinogenic in nature. L-Asparaginase is present in plants, animals and microbes. Various microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast and fungi are generally used for the production of L-asparaginase as it is difficult to obtain the same from plants and animals. L-Asparaginase from bacteria causes anaphylaxis and other abnormal sensitive reactions due to low specificity to asparagine...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330229/production-purification-and-characterization-of-halophilic-organic-solvent-tolerant-protease-from-marine-crustacean-shell-wastes-and-its-efficacy-on-deproteinization
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Thirumalai Maruthiah, Beena Somanath, Jebamonydhas Vijila Jasmin, Grasian Immanuel, Arunachalam Palavesam
The quantum of marine fish wastes produced by fish processing industries has necessitated to search new methods for its disposal. Hence, this study is focused on production and purification of halophilic organic solvent tolerant protease (HOSP) from marine Alcaligenes faecalis APCMST-MKW6 using marine shell wastes as substrate. The candidate bacterium was isolated from the marine sediment of Manakudi coast and identified as A. faecalis APCMST-MKW6. The purified protease showed 16.39-fold purity, 70.34 U/mg specific activity with 21...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329731/feasibility-toxicity-and-response-of-upfront-metaiodobenzylguanidine-therapy-therapy-followed-by-german-pediatric-oncology-group-neuroblastoma-2004-protocol-in-newly-diagnosed-stage-4-neuroblastoma-patients
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K C J M Kraal, G M Bleeker, B L F van Eck-Smit, N K A van Eijkelenburg, F Berthold, M M van Noesel, H N Caron, G A M Tytgat
AIM OF THE STUDY: Radiolabelled meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) is an effective option in treatment of neuroblastoma (NBL) tumours. We studied feasibility, toxicity and efficacy of upfront (131)I-MIBG and induction treatment in stage 4 NBL patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective, multi-centre (AMC and EMC) pilot regimen (1/1/2005-2011). Newly diagnosed stage 4 NBL patients, were treated with 2 courses of (131)I-MIBG, GPOH 2004 NBL protocol, myeloablative therapy (MAT) and autologous stem cell rescue (ASCT)...
March 19, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329623/oral-ponesimod-for-psoriasis-compared-to-other-investigational-therapies
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Jashin J Wu, Shivani P Reddy
Oral ponesimod is a new therapy for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Vaclavkova et al conducted a phase 2 trial that demonstrated moderate efficacy of ponesimod in the treatment of psoriasis. Here we discuss various biologic agents with alternative mechanisms of action, that have demonstrated superior efficacy in psoriasis, and call into question the risks versus benefits of ponesimod therapy.
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329382/systemic-immunomodulating-therapies-for-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Stefanie Zimmermann, Peggy Sekula, Moritz Venhoff, Edith Motschall, Jochen Knaus, Martin Schumacher, Maja Mockenhaupt
Importance: Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN) are rare but severe adverse reactions with high mortality. There is no evidence-based treatment, but various systemic immunomodulating therapies are used. Objectives: To provide an overview on possible immunomodulating treatments for SJS/TEN and estimate their effects on mortality compared with supportive care. Data Sources: A literature search was performed in December 2012 for articles published in MEDLINE, MEDLINE Daily, MEDLINE Inprocess, Web of Science, EMBASE, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library (Central) from January 1990 through December 2012, and updated in December 2015, in the English, French, Spanish, and German languages looking for treatment proposals for SJS/TEN...
March 22, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329280/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-for-primary-prevention-of-death-in-left-ventricular-dysfunction-with-and-without-ischaemic-heart-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-8567-patients-in-the-11-trials
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Matthew J Shun-Shin, Sean L Zheng, Graham D Cole, James P Howard, Zachary I Whinnett, Darrel P Francis
Aims: Primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are established therapy for reducing mortality in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and ischaemic heart disease (IHD). However, their efficacy in patients without IHD has been controversial. We undertook a meta-analysis of the totality of the evidence. Methods and results: We systematically identified all RCTs comparing ICD vs. no ICD in primary prevention. Eligible RCTs were those that recruited patients with left ventricular dysfunction, reported all-cause mortality, and presented their results stratified by the presence of IHD (or recruited only those with or without)...
February 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329272/thoracoscopic-surgery-versus-open-surgery-for-lung-metastases-of-colorectal-cancer-a-multi-institutional-retrospective-analysis-using-propensity-score-adjustment%C3%A2
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Tomohiro Murakawa, Hajime Sato, Sakae Okumura, Jun Nakajima, Hirotoshi Horio, Yuichi Ozeki, Hisao Asamura, Norihiko Ikeda, Hajime Otsuka, Haruhisa Matsuguma, Ichiro Yoshino, Masayuki Chida, Mitsuo Nakayama, Toshihiko Iizasa, Meinoshin Okumura, Satoshi Shiono, Ryoichi Kato, Tomohiko Iida, Noriyuki Matsutani, Masafumi Kawamura, Yukinori Sakao, Kazuhito Funai, Go Furuyashiki, Hirohiko Akiyama, Shigeki Sugiyama, Naoki Kanauchi, Yuji Shiraishi
OBJECTIVES: Thoracoscopic surgery for lung metastasectomy remains controversial. The study aimed at determining the efficacy of thoracoscopic surgery for lung metastasectomy. METHODS: This was a multi-institutional, retrospective study that included 1047 patients who underwent lung metastasectomy for colorectal cancer between 1999 and 2014. Prognostic factors of overall survival were compared between the thoracoscopic and open thoracotomy groups using the multivariate Cox proportional hazard model...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329247/coronary-endarterectomy-with-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-decreases-graft-patency-compared-with-isolated-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-a-meta-analysis
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Yangwu Song, Fei Xu, Junzhe Du, Jiqiang Zhang, Wei Feng
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis aims to assess the graft patency quantitatively and statistically. METHODS: Eleven observational studies were identified by systematic literature search, incorporating 3311 patients undergoing coronary endarterectomy (CE) + coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and 3990 undergoing isolated CABG, which were analysed using random-effects modelling. Heterogeneity, quality of scoring and risk of bias were assessed and reangiographic outcomes were documented...
March 17, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329234/revaccination-of-guinea-pigs-with-the-live-attenuated-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-vaccine-mtbvac-improves-bcg-s-protection-against-tuberculosis
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Simon Clark, Faye Lanni, Dessislava Marinova, Emma Rayner, Carlos Martin, Ann Williams
Background.: The need for an effective vaccine against human tuberculosis has driven the development of different candidates and vaccination strategies. Novel live attenuated vaccines are being developed that promise greater safety and efficacy than BCG against tuberculosis. We combined BCG with the vaccine MTBVAC to evaluate whether the efficacy of either vaccine would be affected upon revaccination. Methods.: In a well-established guinea pig model of aerosol infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, BCG and MTBVAC delivered via various prime-boost combinations or alone were compared...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329131/effectiveness-of-long-term-doxycycline-treatment-and-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-on-fatigue-severity-in-patients-with-q-fever-fatigue-syndrome-qure-study-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Stephan P Keijmel, Corine E Delsing, Gijs Bleijenberg, Jos W M van der Meer, Rogier T Donders, Monique Leclercq, Linda M Kampschreur, Michel van den Berg, Tom Sprong, Marrigje H Nabuurs-Franssen, Hans Knoop, Chantal P Bleeker-Rovers
Background.: Approximately 20% of patients with acute Q fever will develop chronic fatigue, referred to as Q fever fatigue syndrome (QFS). The objective of this randomized controlled clinical trial was to assess the efficacy of either long-term treatment with doxycycline or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in reducing fatigue severity in patients with QFS. Methods.: Adult patients were included who met the QFS criteria according to the Dutch guideline: a new onset of severe fatigue lasting ≥6 months with significant disabilities, related to an acute Q fever infection, without other somatic or psychiatric comorbidity explaining the fatigue...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329021/comparison-of-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-an-anthocyanin-rich-fraction-from-portuguese-blueberries-vaccinium-corymbosum-l-and-5-aminosalicylic-acid-in-a-tnbs-induced-colitis-rat-model
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Sónia R Pereira, Rita Pereira, Isabel Figueiredo, Victor Freitas, Teresa C P Dinis, Leonor M Almeida
Despite the actual therapeutic approaches for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), efficient and secure alternative options remain a research focus. In this context, anthocyanins seem promising natural anti-inflammatory agents, but their action mechanisms and efficacy as compared with established drugs still require more clarification. The main aim of this study was to compare the anti-inflammatory action of a chemically characterized anthocyanin-rich fraction (ARF), obtained from Portuguese blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328935/intra-articular-hyaluronic-acid-in-the-management-of-knee-osteoarthritis-pharmaco-economic-study-from-the-perspective-of-the-national-health-insurance-system
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Thierry Thomas, Françoise Amouroux, Patrice Vincent
INTRODUCTION: Pharmaco-economic data on the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) with intra articular hyaluronic acid (IA HA) viscosupplementation is limited. We contrasted IA HA with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). METHODS: Observational, prospective and multicenter study comparing treatments of knee OA costs and efficacy with either NSAIDs alone, or hyaluronic acid (Arthrum H 2%®), during a 6-month follow-up period. The investigators were pharmacists who recorded data on disease, drug consumption and healthcare circuit...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328863/surgical-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-versus-open-liver-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-for-various-resection-extent
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Junhua Chen, Hongyu Li, Fei Liu, Bo Li, Yonggang Wei
Although the number of laparoscopic liver resections (LRRs) has increased, studies of surgical outcomes in comparison with the conventional open approach are limited. The purpose of this study was to analyze the surgical outcomes (safety and efficacy) of LLR versus open liver resection (OLR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).We collected data on all patients who received liver resection for HCC between April 2015 and September 2016 in our institution, and retrospectively investigated the demographic and perioperative data, and also surgical outcomes...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328836/the-efficacy-of-periarticular-drug-infiltration-for-postoperative-pain-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yanyang Wang, Fuqiang Gao, Wei Sun, Bailiang Wang, Wanshou Guo, Zirong Li
BACKGROUND: The ability of intraoperative periarticular drug infiltration (PDI) to control pain after total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been studied for many times, but it still remains controversial. Therefore, we undertook a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of PDI on postoperative pain after THA. METHODS: Databases, including Pubmed, Medline, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane library, were searched to identify randomized controlled trials concerning PDI for pain management in patients undergoing THA...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328833/drug-coated-balloon-in-combination-with-bare-metal-stent-strategy-for-de-novo-coronary-artery-disease-a-prisma-compliant-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Wenjie Lu, Yongjian Zhu, Zhanying Han, Xi Wang, Xule Wang, Chunguang Qiu
BACKGROUND: Studies examining the efficiency of drug-coated balloon (DCB) + bare metal stent (BMS) compared with stents alone for de novo lesions have reported inconsistent results. The present comprehensive meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessed and compared the clinical efficacy and safety of DCB + BMS with those of stents alone for de novo coronary artery disease. METHODS: We formally searched electronic databases before September 2016 to identify potential studies...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328826/effect-of-adductor-canal-block-on-medial-compartment-knee-pain-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-retrospective-comparative-study
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Doo-Hyung Lee, Michael Y Lee, Kyu-Sung Kwack, Seung-Hyun Yoon
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common disease in middle-aged and elderly people. Pain is the chief complaint of symptomatic KOA and a leading cause of chronic disability, which is most often found in medial knees. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of pain relief and functional improvement in KOA patients treated with ultrasound-guided adductor canal block (ACB).This is a 3-month retrospective case-controlled comparative study. Two hundred patients with anteromedial knee pain owing to KOA that was unresponsive to 3-month long conservative treatments...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328812/overall-survival-of-patients-with-kras-wild-type-tumor-treated-with-folfox-forfiri%C3%A2-cetuximab-as-the-first-line-treatment-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Ya-Fan Yang, Gui-Ying Wang, Jing-Li He, Feng-Peng Wu, Yan-Ni Zhang
The addition of cetuximab to FOLFIRI or FOLFOX as the first-line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) was shown to reduce the risk of disease progression and increase the chance of response in patients with KRAS wild-type disease. An updated systematic meta-analysis was undertaken to determine the efficacy of cetuximab plus FOLFIRI or FOLFOX.Major databases were searched to identify RCTs investigating wild-type KRAS mCRC after the first-line treatment, and treatment with FOLFOX/FORFIRI ± cetuximab was compared...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328802/curative-effect-of-neutral-macroporous-resin-hemoperfusion-on-treating-hemodialysis-patients-with-refractory-uremic-pruritus
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Wen-Hong Li, Yu-Min Yin, Hao Chen, Xiao-Dan Wang, He Yun, Hui Li, Jie Luo, Jin-Wen Wang
This study aims to investigate the efficacy and safety of neutral macroporous resin hemoperfusion in treating maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients with refractory uremic pruritus (RUP).Ninety patients were enrolled and were randomly divided into 3 groups: control group, experiment 1 group, and experiment 2 group. Clinical symptom scores of skin itching were recorded before and at 4 and 8 weeks after the treatment. In addition, serum parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), and C-reactive protein (CRP) were detected; and the calcium-phosphorus product ([Ca] × [P]) was calculated to compare the curative effect...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328784/direct-xa-inhibitors-in-addition-to-antiplatelet-therapy-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Pedro A Villablanca, David Holmes, Divyanshu Mohananey, David F Briceno, Ivan J Núñez Gil, Faraj Kargoli, Tanush Gupta, Jorge R Kizer, Anna E Bortnick, Jose Wiley, Mark A Menegus, Robert Pyo, Mario García, Harish Ramakrishna, Farouk Mookadam
OBJECTIVE: We carried out a meta-analysis summarizing the efficacy and safety of direct factor Xa inhibitor (DXI) in patients receiving guideline-based antiplatelet therapy (GBAT) after an acute coronary syndrome. BACKGROUND: Randomized-controlled trials have shown that the addition of a DXI to GBAT after acute coronary syndrome can reduce ischemic events, the trade-off being an increase in major bleeding complications. METHODS: PubMed, Central, Embase, The Cochrane Register, Google Scholar databases, and the scientific session abstracts were searched for eligible randomized trials from 1 January 1990 through 31 December 2016...
March 21, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328709/the-clinical-and-histological-effect-of-a-low-fluence-q-switched-1-064-nm-neodymium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-laser-for-the-treatment-of-melasma-and-solar-lentigo-in-asians-prospective-randomized-and-split-face-comparative-study
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Chikako Kaminaka, Fukumi Furukawa, Yuki Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: The low-fluence Q-switched 1,064-nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser (QSNYL) is popular for melasma treatment among Asians. OBJECTIVE: This study was to evaluate the clinical and histological effects of the low-fluence QSNYL for treatment of melasma and solar lentigo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized split-face clinical study, 22 patients with melasma or solar lentigo received low-fluence QSNYL weekly for 10 sessions on one cheek...
March 21, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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