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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506103/treatment-seeking-behaviors-of-persons-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Judith M Schlaeger, Keesha Roach, Mary Golas, Miho Takayama, Diana J Wilkie
PURPOSE: Describe perceptions of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) regarding disease-related pain, tendency to tell others about their pain, and treatments used since diagnosis. DESIGN: Cross sectional, exploratory. METHOD: A total of 63 participants responded to telephone interview about their treatments and tendency to tell others about their RA pain. They also responded to McGill Pain Questionnaire and Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) items...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500763/cross-talk-between-enzymes-matrix-metalloproteinsese-2-and-9-and-regulatory-t-cell-immunity-in-the-global-burden-of-atherosclerosis
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Andrica Lekic, Zdrinko Brekalo, Ante Kvesic, Miljenko Kovacevic, Zdenka Baricev-Novakovic, Ivana Sutic, Aleksandar Bulog, Ingrid Sutic, Valentino Pavisic, Ines Mrakovcic-Sutić
Changes in immune and inflammatory responses may play a crucial role in the development and progression of atherosclerosis, as an autoimmune, chronic and progressive inflammatory disease. Immunological activity and vascular inflammation during atherosclerosis can be modulated by autoimmune responses against self-antigens, according to changeable risk factors (cholesterol, oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) in the vascular wall, fatty acids, etc.) and accompanied by accumulation of leucocytes and proinflammatory cytokines, which stimulate the transcription of matrix-metalloproteinases (MMPs), whose concentration are increased in foam cell rich regions...
May 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497202/exosomes-and-their-application-in-biomedical-field-difficulties-and-advantages
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REVIEW
Jafar Rezaie, Saeed Ajezi, Çığır Biray Avci, Mohammad Karimipour, Mohammad Hossein Geranmayeh, Alireza Nourazarian, Emel Sokullu, Aysa Rezabakhsh, Reza Rahbarghazi
The science of gene therapy has experienced a controversial history. At first, the initial concept that various disorders become curable by gene transferring was very exciting and challengeable. However, the problems and difficulties related to emerging techniques and unwanted side effects seen in some patients who have undergone gene therapy make some questions against the safety of novel molecular medicine approach. In line with this statement, discovery and developing a good bio-vector possessing low toxicity and high efficiency rate are the most important issues in gene therapy field...
May 11, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493933/direct-estrogen-receptor-er-her-family-crosstalk-mediating-sensitivity-to-lumretuzumab-and-pertuzumab-in-er-breast-cancer
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Denis Collins, Wolfgang Jacob, Juan Miguel Cejalvo, Maurizio Ceppi, Ian James, Max Hasmann, John Crown, Andrés Cervantes, Martin Weisser, Birgit Bossenmaier
Bidirectional cross talk between members of the human epidermal growth factor family of receptors (HER) and the estrogen receptor (ER) is believed to underlie resistance mechanisms that develop in response to treatment with anti-HER agents and endocrine therapy. We investigated the interaction between HER2, HER3 and the ER in vitro using human embryonic kidney cells transfected with human HER2, HER3, and ERα. We also investigated the additive efficacy of combination regimens consisting of anti-HER3 (lumretuzumab), anti-HER2 (pertuzumab), and endocrine (fulvestrant) therapy in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490538/cellular-constituents-of-the-prostate-stroma-key-contributors-to-prostate-cancer-progression-and-therapy-resistance
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Christine Levesque, Peter S Nelson
Reciprocal signaling between prostate stroma and its epithelium are fundamental to organ development and homeostasis. Similarly, interactions between tumor cells and stromal constituents are central to key aspects of carcinogenesis and malignancy growth involving tumor cell invasion, dissemination, and growth in distant sites. The prostate stroma is complex with several distinct resident cell types, infiltrating nonresident cell types and an amalgam of structural matrix factors, matricellular proteins, metabolites, growth factors, and cytokines...
May 10, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487342/calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-ii-activity-persists-during-chronic-%C3%AE-adrenoceptor-blockade-in-experimental-and-human-heart-failure
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Matthias Dewenter, Stefan Neef, Christiane Vettel, Simon Lämmle, Christina Beushausen, Laura C Zelarayan, Sylvia Katz, Albert von der Lieth, Stefanie Meyer-Roxlau, Silvio Weber, Thomas Wieland, Samuel Sossalla, Johannes Backs, Joan H Brown, Lars S Maier, Ali El-Armouche
BACKGROUND: Considerable evidence suggests that calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) overactivity plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of heart failure (HF), a condition characterized by excessive β-adrenoceptor (β-AR) stimulation. Recent studies indicate a significant cross talk between β-AR signaling and CaMKII activation presenting CaMKII as a possible downstream mediator of detrimental β-AR signaling in HF. In this study, we investigated the effect of chronic β-AR blocker treatment on CaMKII activity in human and experimental HF...
May 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487205/mitochondrial-determinants-of-cancer-health-disparities
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REVIEW
Aaheli Roy Choudhury, Keshav K Singh
Mitochondria are involved in the generation of energy, cell growth and differentiation, cellular signaling, cell cycle control, and cell death. To date, the mitochondrial basis of cancer disparities is unknown. The goal of this review is to provide an understanding and a framework of mitochondrial determinants that may contribute to cancer disparities in racially different populations. Mitochondria, which are multi-functional, have been implicated in the initiation and progression of cancers in relation to metabolic alterations in transformed cells...
May 6, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482292/new-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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REVIEW
Manaf AlMatar, Husam AlMandeal, Işıl Var, Begüm Kayar, Fatih Köksal
Tuberculosis presents a grave challenge to health, globally instigating 1.5 million mortalities each year. Following the breakthrough of first-line anti-TB medication, the number of mortalities reduced greatly; nonetheless, the swift appearance of tuberculosis which was drug-resistant, as well as the capability of the bacterium to survive and stay dormant are a considerable problem for public health. In order to address this issue, several novel possible candidates for tuberculosis therapy have been subjected to clinical trials of late...
May 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481872/tumor-secreted-anterior-gradient-2-binds-to-vegf-and-fgf2-and-enhances-their-activities-by-promoting-their-homodimerization
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H Guo, Q Zhu, X Yu, S B Merugu, H B Mangukiya, N Smith, Z Li, B Zhang, H Negi, R Rong, K Cheng, Z Wu, D Li
The importance of the tumor microenvironment in targeted anticancer therapies has been well recognized. Various protein factors participate in the cross-talk between tumor cells and non-malignant cells. Anterior gradient-2 (AGR2) is overexpressed in diverse human adenocarcinomas and it exists in both intracellular and extracellular spaces. Although intracellular AGR2 has been intensively investigated, the function of secreted AGR2, especially its exact mechanism of action is still poorly understood. Here we report that the secreted AGR2 promotes the angiogenesis and the invasion of vascular endothelial cells and fibroblasts by enhancing the activities of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2)...
May 8, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472802/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-a-multimodal-complementary-medicine-program-for-improving-the-quality-of-life-of-cancer-patients-during-adjuvant-radiotherapy-and-or-chemotherapy-or-outpatient-aftercare
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Martin Domnick, Manju Domnick, Karl-Rüdiger Wiebelitz, André-Michael Beer
OBJECTIVES: Evidence for complementary therapies as important strategies to relieve cancer treatment-associated symptoms is increasing. Mostly, these complementary therapies start at the end of adjuvant treatments, resulting in a long delay until the well-being of patients is addressed. Further, long distances between the rehabilitation center and the patients' residence hinder patients' compliance. METHODS: The multimodal outpatient LOTUS Care Cure Project (LCCP) was tested in a randomized controlled trial including patients of various cancer entities and stages while on adjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy or outpatient aftercare...
May 5, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466532/the-development-of-a-change-model-of-exits-during-cognitive-analytic-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-depression
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Sundeep Kaur Sandhu, Stephen Kellett, Gillian Hardy
OBJECTIVES: "Exits" in cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) are methods that change unhelpful patterns or roles during the final "revision" phase of the therapy. How exits are conceived and achieved is currently poorly understood. This study focussed on the revision stage to explore and define how change is accomplished in CAT. METHODS: Qualitative content analysis studied transcripts of sessions 6 and 7 of a protocol delivered 8-session CAT treatment for depression...
May 3, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465133/jcl-roundtable-future-of-the-lipid-laboratory-choosing-valuable-measures-among-the-lipoproteins-part-1
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REVIEW
William Virgil Brown, Yehuda Handelsman, Seth S Martin, Pamela B Morris
The measurement of cholesterol and triglycerides as indicators of metabolic disorders and most particularly of vascular disease risk has been of growing importance to physicians and epidemiologists over the past century. This was refocused on the lipoproteins, the specific packages in blood that carry these lipids, by John Gofman, MD, PhD, and Don Fredrickson, MD, more than 50 years ago. We continue to learn about the metabolism of these large molecular structures and their relationship to arteriosclerosis as new genetic and interventional studies are published...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461833/treatment-of-pediatric-migraine-a-review
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Teleanu Raluca Ioana, Vladacenco Oana, Teleanu Daniel Mihai, Epure Diana Anamaria
Migraine is a common, but often underdiagnosed complaint in children and the lack of studies regarding its treatment in this particularly population makes it harder to enlarge the choices of treatment. However, recent trials made it easier to utilize newer compounds that improve the outcome of the disease. We reviewed the treatment of pediatric migraine and divided therapeutic methods into two broad areas: treatment of the acute attack - used both in the emergency room and as home options and prophylactic agents...
June 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461166/the-effect-of-a-vocal-loading-test-on-cough-and-phonation-in-patients-with-chronic-cough
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Anne E Vertigan, Sarah M Kapela, Ingolf Franke, Peter G Gibson
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: Talking is a significant trigger for cough in patients with chronic cough; however, the stimulus required to trigger cough has not been quantified. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of a vocal loading task on phonation and cough behavior in patients with chronic cough and identify change following therapy. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective observational study. METHODS: This study involved 33 patients with chronic cough...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450205/nucleic-acid-combinations-a-new-frontier-for-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Remant Bahadur K C, Bindu Thapa, Juliana Valencia-Serna, Hamidreza Montezari Aliabadi, Hasan Uludağ
The emerging molecular understanding of cancer cell behavior is leading to increasing possibilities to control unchecked cell growth and metastasis. On the other hand, development of multifunctional drug carriers at the 'nano'-scale is providing exciting new therapeutic strategies in clinical management of cancer beyond the conventional cytotoxic drugs. A new frontier in this regard is the combinational use of complementary agents based on nucleic acids to overcome the limitations of conventional therapy. The existence of tightly-integrated cross-talk through multiple signaling and effector pathways have been appreciated for some time, and the plasticity of such a network to overcome one-dimensional intervention is stimulating development of combinational therapy...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442393/progesterone-receptors-pr-mediate-stat-actions-pr-and-prolactin-receptor-signaling-crosstalk-in-breast-cancer-models
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Katherine A Leehy, Thu H Truong, Laura J Mauro, Carol A Lange
Estrogen is the major mitogenic stimulus of mammary gland development during puberty wherein ER signaling acts to induce abundant PR expression. PR signaling, in contrast, is the primary driver of mammary epithelial cell proliferation in adulthood. The high circulating levels of progesterone during pregnancy signal through PR, inducing expression of the prolactin receptor (PRLR). Cooperation between PR and prolactin (PRL) signaling, via regulation of downstream components in the PRL signaling pathway including JAKs and STATs, facilitates the alveolar morphogenesis observed during pregnancy...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442213/pathogenic-cd4-t-cells-in-patients-with-asthma
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REVIEW
Lyndsey M Muehling, Monica G Lawrence, Judith A Woodfolk
Asthma encompasses a variety of clinical phenotypes that involve distinct T cell-driven inflammatory processes. Improved understanding of human T-cell biology and the influence of innate cytokines on T-cell responses at the epithelial barrier has led to new asthma paradigms. This review captures recent knowledge on pathogenic CD4(+) T cells in asthmatic patients by drawing on observations in mouse models and human disease. In patients with allergic asthma, TH2 cells promote IgE-mediated sensitization, airway hyperreactivity, and eosinophilia...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440283/quantitative-diagnosis-of-breast-tumors-by-morphometric-classification-of-microenvironmental-myoepithelial-cells-using-a-machine-learning-approach
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Yoichiro Yamamoto, Akira Saito, Ayako Tateishi, Hisashi Shimojo, Hiroyuki Kanno, Shinichi Tsuchiya, Ken-Ichi Ito, Eric Cosatto, Hans Peter Graf, Rodrigo R Moraleda, Roland Eils, Niels Grabe
Machine learning systems have recently received increased attention for their broad applications in several fields. In this study, we show for the first time that histological types of breast tumors can be classified using subtle morphological differences of microenvironmental myoepithelial cell nuclei without any direct information about neoplastic tumor cells. We quantitatively measured 11661 nuclei on the four histological types: normal cases, usual ductal hyperplasia and low/high grade ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439752/mathematical-modeling-of-cellular-cross-talk-between-endothelial-and-tumor-cells-highlights-counterintuitive-effects-of-vegf-targeted-therapies
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Harsh Jain, Trachette Jackson
Tumor growth and progression are critically dependent on the establishment of a vascular support system. This is often accomplished via the expression of pro-angiogenic growth factors, including members of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) family of ligands. VEGF ligands are overexpressed in a wide variety of solid tumors and therefore have inspired optimism that inhibition of the different axes of the VEGF pathway-alone or in combination-would represent powerful anti-angiogenic therapies for most cancer types...
April 24, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436349/distress-psychotic-symptom-exacerbation-and-relief-in-reaction-to-talking-about-trauma-in-the-context-of-beneficial-trauma-therapy-perspectives-from-young-people-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-first-episode-psychosis
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Janet Tong, Katrina Simpson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Sarah Bendall
BACKGROUND: Of young people with first episode psychosis (FEP), over half report exposure to childhood trauma and consequent co-morbid post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or symptoms. Currently no evidence-based interventions exist for PTSD in FEP. Clinicians report concerns that trauma-focused interventions with young people with FEP could result in distress and symptom exacerbation. Scant research suggests that talking about trauma in therapy can be distressing for some people. AIMS: To explore young people's reactions to a trauma-focused treatment for PTSD in FEP...
April 24, 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
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