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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921303/registry-study-to-assess-hair-loss-prevention-with-the-penguin-cold-cap-in-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-chemotherapy
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Brooke A Rice, Elizabeth S Ver Hoeve, Amy N DeLuca, Laura J Esserman, Hope S Rugo, Michelle E Melisko
PURPOSE: Chemotherapy-induced alopecia is a distressing side effect of cancer treatment. The aim of this registry study was to assess efficacy and tolerability of scalp hypothermia using Penguin Cold Caps (Penguin) in breast cancer patients. METHODS: Hair loss was assessed by patients using a 100-point Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and by physicians using the 5-point Dean Scale at baseline, every 3-4 weeks during chemotherapy, and at least 1 month after completion of chemotherapy...
September 18, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894702/effects-of-hair-metals-on-body-weight-in-iranian-children-aged-20-to-36-months
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Mohsen Vigeh, Kazuhito Yokoyama, Takehisa Matsukawa, Atsuko Shinohara, Mamak Shariat, Katsumi Ohtani
BACKGROUND: Although the level of exposure to many toxic metals decreased recently, the adverse effects of these metals on children's growth and development remain a serious public health issue. METHODS: The present study was conducted in three teaching hospitals affiliated with Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Tehran, Iran) from Sep 2012 to Mar 2013. To study the relationship between metals and childhood growth, concentrations of zinc and several potentially toxic metals (lead, cadmium, antimony, cobalt, and molybdenum) were measured in scalp hair for 174 children, aged 20 to 36 months...
August 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889125/brimonidine-protects-auditory-hair-cells-from-in-vitro-induced-toxicity-of-gentamicin
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Maurizio Cortada, Soledad Levano, Daniel Bodmer
Brimonidine, an alpha-2 adrenergic receptor (α2-AR) agonist, has neuroprotective effects in the visual system and in spiral ganglion neurons. Auditory hair cells (HCs) express all 3 α2-AR subtypes, but their roles in HCs remain unknown. This study investigated the effects of brimonidine on auditory HCs that were also exposed to gentamicin, which is toxic to HCs. Organ of Corti explants were exposed to gentamicin in the presence or absence of brimonidine, and the α2-AR protein expression levels and Erk1/2 and Akt phosphorylation levels were determined...
September 9, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888217/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitors-cutaneous-side-effects-and-their-management
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S Monjazeb, J Wilson
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors are part of an emerging class of anticancer medicines known as "targeted therapy," which target pathways more specific to neoplastic proliferation than traditional chemotherapeutic agents. Adverse effects of such treatments are thought to be less severe, but can still be significant. Because EGFR is preferentially expressed in epithelial tissues, including the skin and hair follicle, cutaneous side effects of these agents are quite common. Not only can these toxicities severely affect patients' quality of life, but in some specific instances, they can be associated with increased response to therapy...
September 2017: Skin Therapy Letter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888172/simultaneous-extraction-of-propofol-and-propofol-glucuronide-from-hair-followed-by-validated-lc-ms-ms-analyses
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Alexandra Maas, Christoph Maier, Stefanie Iwersen-Bergmann, Burkhard Madea, Cornelius Hess
Besides its clinical application, the anaesthetic agent propofol is being increasingly misused, mostly by healthcare professionals, and its abuse potential gained worldwide attention after the tragic death of Michael Jackson in 2009. Due to the short duration of its narcotic effects, propofol abuse is especially easy to hide compared with the use of other recreational drugs. However, propofol possesses a very narrow therapeutic window between the desired effect and potentially fatal toxicity, making abuse of the drug extremely dangerous even in experienced physicians...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867994/an-antioxidant-screen-identifies-candidates-for-protection-of-cochlear-hair-cells-from-gentamicin-toxicity
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Volker Noack, Kwang Pak, Rahul Jalota, Arwa Kurabi, Allen F Ryan
Reactive oxygen species are important elements in ototoxic damage to hair cells (HCs), appearing early in the damage process. Higher levels of natural antioxidants are positively correlated with resistance to ototoxins and many studies have shown that exogenous antioxidants can protect HCs from damage. While a very wide variety of antioxidants with different characteristics and intracellular targets exist, most ototoxicity studies have focused upon one or a few well-characterized compounds. Relatively little research has attempted to determine the comparative efficacy of large variety of different antioxidants...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865725/aluminum-exposure-for-60days-at-an-equivalent-human-dietary-level-promotes-peripheral-dysfunction-in-rats
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Caroline Silveira Martinez, Gema Vera, José Antonio Uranga Ocio, Franck Maciel Peçanha, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, Marta Miguel, Giulia Alessandra Wiggers
Aluminum (Al) is a neurotoxic associated with a number of chronic human diseases. We investigated the effects of Al exposure at doses similar to human dietary levels and at a high level exposure to Al on the peripheral nervous system. Wistar male rats were divided into two major groups and received orally: 1) First group - Low level - rats were subdivided and treated for 60days: a) Control - received ultrapure water; b) AlCl3 - received Al at 8.3mg/kg body weight (bw) for 60days; and 2) Second group - High level - rats were subdivided and treated for 42days: C) Control - received ultrapure water through oral gavage; d) AlCl3 - received Al at 100mg/kg bw for 42days...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861860/interaction-of-lead-with-calcium-iron-and-zinc-in-the-biological-samples-of-malnourished-children
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Sehrish Talpur, Hassan I Afridi, Tasneem G Kazi, Farah Naz Talpur
Interaction between toxic and essential elements is of particular interest, because the deficiency of essential element can dramatically increase the absorption rate of toxic metals inside the body. This study was conducted to evaluate the possible correlation of lead (Pb) with calcium (Ca), iron (Fe), and zinc (Zn) in biological samples (whole blood and scalp hair) of malnourished children (MNC). For comparative purposes, age-matched, well-nourished children (WNC) were selected. The concentrations of understudy elements were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrophotometry after microwave acid digestion...
August 31, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853245/treatment-of-peripheral-vestibular-dysfunction-using-photobiomodulation
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Min Young Lee, Jai-Hwan Hyun, Myung-Whan Suh, Jin-Chul Ahn, Phil-Sang Chung, Jae Yun Jung, Chung Ku Rhee
Gentamicin, which is still used in modern medicine, is a known vestibular toxic agent, and various degrees of balance problems have been observed after exposure to this pharmacologic agent. Photobiomodulation is a candidate therapy for vertigo due to its ability to reach deep inner ear organs such as the cochlea. Previous reports have suggested that photobiomodulation can improve hearing and cochlea function. However, few studies have examined the effect of photobiomodulation on balance dysfunction. We used a rat model to mimic human vestibulopathy resulting from gentamicin treatment and evaluated the effect of photobiomodulation on vestibular toxicity...
August 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839396/nilotinib-induced-keratosis-pilaris-associated-with-alopecia-areata-and-eyebrow-thinning
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Maya Halabi Tawil, Rana El Khoury, Roland Tomb, Marwan Ghosn
Tyrosine kinase enzymes are an attractive target for anticancer therapies. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) are well tolerated; somehow severe systemic side effects are rarely seen during treatment. Toxicities of skin and appendages may lead to poor compliance, psychosocial inconvenience, and drug interruption. Changes of the hair can arise following cures with TKI. Nilotinib, a second-generation TKI, has been responsible for various cutaneous side effects including different clinical presentations of alopecia (scarring and nonscarring forms)...
April 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822238/the-environmental-injustice-of-beauty-framing-chemical%C3%A2-exposures-from-beauty-products-as-a-health%C3%A2-disparities-concern
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Ami R Zota, Bhavna Shamasunder
The obstetrics-gynecology community has issued a call to action to prevent toxic environmental chemical exposures and their threats to healthy human reproduction. Recent committee opinions recognize that vulnerable and underserved women may be impacted disproportionately by environmental chemical exposures and recommend that reproductive health professionals champion policies that secure environmental justice. Beauty product use is an understudied source of environmental chemical exposures. Beauty products can include reproductive and developmental toxicants such as phthalates and heavy metals; however, disclosure requirements are limited and inconsistent...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809030/the-feather-model-for-chemo-and-radiation-therapy-induced-tissue-damage
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Zhicao Yue, Benhua Xu
Chemo- and radiation therapy are the main modalities for cancer treatment. A major limiting factor is their toxicity to normal tissue, thus reducing the dose and duration of the therapy. The hair follicle, gastrointestinal tract, and hematopoietic system are among the target organs that often show side effects in cancer therapy . Although these organs are highly mitotic in common, the molecular mechanism of the damage remains unclear. The feather follicle is a fast-growing mini-organ, which allows observation and manipulation on each follicle individually...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800472/phthalate-and-bisphenol-a-exposure-during-in-utero-windows-of-susceptibility-in-relation-to-reproductive-hormones-and-pubertal-development-in-girls
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Deborah J Watkins, Brisa N Sánchez, Martha Maria Téllez-Rojo, Joyce M Lee, Adriana Mercado-García, Clara Blank-Goldenberg, Karen E Peterson, John D Meeker
BACKGROUND: Over the past several decades, the age of pubertal onset in girls has shifted downward worldwide. As early pubertal onset is associated with increased risky behavior and psychological issues during adolescence and cardiometabolic disease and cancer in adulthood, this is an important public health concern. Exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals during critical windows of in utero development may play a role in this trend. Our objective was to investigate trimester-specific phthalate and BPA exposure in relation to pubertal development among girls in the Early Life Exposure in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) birth cohort...
August 8, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777965/metals-and-neurodegenerative-diseases-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Calogero Edoardo Cicero, Giovanni Mostile, Rosario Vasta, Venerando Rapisarda, Salvatore Santo Signorelli, Margherita Ferrante, Mario Zappia, Alessandra Nicoletti
Neurodegenerative processes encompass a large variety of diseases with different pathological patterns and clinical presentation such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer Disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Genetic mutations have a known causative role, but the majority of cases are likely to be probably caused by a complex gene-environment interaction. Exposure to metals has been hypothesized to increase oxidative stress in brain cells leading to cell death and neurodegeneration. Neurotoxicity of metals has been demonstrated by several in vitro and in vivo experimental studies and it is likely that each metal could be toxic through specific pathways...
August 1, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774608/occurrence-and-formation-of-disinfection-by-products-in-the-swimming-pool-environment-a-critical-review
#15
REVIEW
Rhys A A Carter, Cynthia A Joll
Disinfection of water for human use is essential to protect against microbial disease; however, disinfection also leads to formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs), some of which are of health concern. From a chemical perspective, swimming pools are a complex matrix, with continual addition of a wide range of natural and anthropogenic chemicals via filling waters, disinfectant addition, pharmaceuticals and personal care products and human body excretions. Natural organic matter, trace amounts of DBPs and chlorine or chloramines may be introduced by the filling water, which is commonly disinfected distributed drinking water...
August 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757064/synthesis-and-anti-tumor-evaluation-of-panaxadiol-halogen-derivatives
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Shengnan Xiao, Shuai Chen, Yuanyuan Sun, Wuxi Zhou, Huri Piao, Yuqing Zhao
In the current work, 13 novel panaxadiol (PD) derivatives were synthesized by reacting with chloroacetyl chloride and bromoacetyl bromide. Their in vitro antitumor activities were evaluated on three human tumor cell lines (HCT-116, BGC-823, SW-480) and three normal cells (human gastric epithelial cell line-GES-1, hair follicle dermal papilla cell line-HHDPC and rat myocardial cell line-H9C2) by MTT assay. Compared with PD, the results demonstrated that compound 1e, 2d, 2e showed significant anti-tumor activity against three tumor cell lines, the IC50 value of compound 2d against HCT-116 was the lowest (3...
September 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743240/whole-brain-radiotherapy-versus-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-4-10-brain-metastases-a-phase-iii-randomised-multicentre-trial
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Jaap D Zindler, Anna M E Bruynzeel, Daniëlle B P Eekers, Coen W Hurkmans, Ans Swinnen, Philippe Lambin
BACKGROUND: Maintenance of quality of life is the primary goal during treatment of brain metastases (BM). This is a protocol of an ongoing phase III randomised multicentre study. This study aims to determine the exact additional palliative value of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) over whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) in patients with 4-10 BM. METHODS: The study will include patients with 4-10 BM from solid primary tumours diagnosed on a high-resolution contrast-enhanced MRI scan with a maximum lesional diameter of 2...
July 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716727/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-links-autism-and-toxic-metals-and-highlights-the-impact-of-country-development-status-higher-blood-and-erythrocyte-levels-for-mercury-and-lead-and-higher-hair-antimony-cadmium-lead-and-mercury
#18
REVIEW
Amene Saghazadeh, Nima Rezaei
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder that affects cognitive and higher cognitive functions. Increasing prevalence of ASD and high rates of related comorbidities has caused serious health loss and placed an onerous burden on the supporting families, caregivers, and health care services. Heavy metals are among environmental factors that may contribute to ASD. However, due to inconsistencies across studies, it is still hard to explain the association between ASD and toxic metals...
July 14, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710651/intoxication-caused-by-new-psychostimulants-analytical-methods-to-disclose-acute-and-chronic-use-of-benzofurans-and-ethylphenidate
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Bernardino Barceló, Isabel Gomila, Maria Concetta Rotolo, Emilia Marchei, Chrystalla Kyriakou, Simona Pichini, Carolina Roset, Miguel Ángel Elorza, Francesco Paolo Busardò
The acute and chronic toxicity of several new psychoactive substances (NPS) is unknown, and only little information is available on the pharmacology and toxicology, toxicokinetics, and detectability in body samples of such new compounds. We here propose analytical methods to disclose acute and chronic use of two types of new psychostimulants: benzofurans and ethylphenidate and we applied them to a real case of a subject attending Emergency Department with signs of acute intoxication due to psychotropic drug(s)...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707485/common-and-uncommon-adverse-cutaneous-reactions-to-erlotinib-a-study-of-20-chinese-patients-with-cancer
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Huiling Zhu, Zhe Zhu, Weining Huang, Xiping Cheng, Jiaxi He, Chunping Xiong, Jiande Han
OBJECTIVE: This study presented common lesions with systemic toxicities and uncommon adverse cutaneous reactions such as anaphylactic dermatitis in patients undergoing treatment with erlotinib for the benefit of practicing dermatologists and oncologists. METHODS: Adverse cutaneous reactions associated with erlotinib were reported in 20 Chinese patients with cancer. RESULTS: Adverse cutaneous reactions reported included six cases of anaphylactic dermatitis, 12 cases of acneiform rash, nine cases of xerosis, five cases of nail changes and four cases of hair changes...
August 7, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
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