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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767173/prevalence-presentation-and-treatment-of-lower-limb-pathologies-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-narrative-review
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Antoni Fellas, Fiona Hawke, Derek Santos, Andrea Coda
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory joint disease. It is the most common arthritis in children and adolescents. This paper reviews the presentation and treatment of lower limb pathologies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis from an allied health perspective. Common lower limb pathologies include: synovitis causing swelling, tenderness and pain; persistent inflammation leading to flexion contractures; limb length discrepancies; muscle atrophy; enthesopathies such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis; and tenosynovitis...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766881/angiographic-and-clinical-performance-of-polymer-free-biolimus-eluting-stent-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-a-metropolitan-public-hospital-the-besami-mucho-study
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Gregory A Sgueglia, Fabrizio D'Errico, Gaetano Gioffrè, Antonella De Santis, Francesco Summaria, Fabiana Piccioni, Achille Gaspardone
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed at assessing the performance of a new generation polymer-free biolimus-eluting stent (BES) in real-world patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND: Polymers components of early-generation drug-eluting stents have been implicated in the pathogenesis of delayed arterial healing, vessel remodeling, and delayed stent thrombosis. Recently, a novel polymer-free BES has shown excellent clinical performance in clinical trial setting...
August 2, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764279/to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-of-tbts-a-novel-device-to-do-self-stretching-of-gastroc-soleus-muscle-in-patients-with-equinus-deformity
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Tufail Muzaffar, Abdul Hamid Rather, Kaleem Ul Haque, Sheikh Javeed Ahmad
INTRODUCTION: Various methods have been used for management of equinus deformity. However, stretching gastroc-soleus muscle and achilles tendon is a difficult task. It is labour intensive, which makes the provision of treatment difficult for many patients. AIM: To study the effectiveness of Tension Bar Tendon Stretch (TBTS) compared to conventional stretching in patients with equinus deformity in terms of improvement in equinus angle and spasticity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective randomised case control study was done on 16 patients of both the sexes in the age group four years to 56 years...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754868/application-of-in-vivo-imaging-techniques-to-monitor-therapeutic-efficiency-of-plx4720-in-an-experimental-model-of-microsatellite-instable-colorectal-cancer
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Sarah Rohde, Tobias Lindner, Stefan Polei, Jan Stenzel, Luise Borufka, Sophie Achilles, Eric Hartmann, Falko Lange, Claudia Maletzki, Michael Linnebacher, Änne Glass, Sarah Marie Schwarzenböck, Jens Kurth, Alexander Hohn, Brigitte Vollmar, Bernd Joachim Krause, Robert Jaster
OBJECTIVES: Patient-derived tumor cell lines are a powerful tool to analyze the sensitivity of individual tumors to specific therapies in mice. An essential prerequisite for such an approach are reliable quantitative techniques to monitor tumor progression in vivo. METHODS: We have employed HROC24 cells, grown heterotopically in NMRI Foxn1nu mice, as a model of microsatellite instable colorectal cancer to investigate the therapeutic efficiencies of 5'-fluorouracil (5'-FU) and the mutant BRAF inhibitor PLX4720, a vemurafenib analogue, by three independent methods: external measurement by caliper, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) with 2-deoxy-2-(18F)fluoro-D-glucose (18F-FDG)...
July 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744328/ultrasonographic-imaging-and-anti-inflammatory-therapy-of-muscle-and-tendon-injuries-using-polymer-nanoparticles
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Gi-Wook Kim, Changsun Kang, Young-Bin Oh, Myoung-Hwan Ko, Jeong-Hwan Seo, Dongwon Lee
Ultrasonography is a reliable diagnostic modality for muscle and tendon injuries, but it has been challenging to find right diagnosis of minor musculoskeletal injuries by conventional ultrasonographic imaging. A large amount of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) are known to be generated during tissue damages such as mechanical injury and therefore H2O2 holds great potential as a diagnostic and therapeutic marker for mechanical injuries in the musculoskeletal system. We previously developed poly(vanillyl alcohol-co-oxalate) (PVAX), which rapidly scavenges H2O2 and exerts antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity in H2O2-associated diseases...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736593/successful-treatment-of-achilles-tendinopathy-with-electroacupuncture-two-cases
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Matthew Kendall Hawks
Background: Achilles tendinopathy is a common injury for active patient populations and is challenging to treat. Acupuncture tendon-based therapy was first described in the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine. In modern times, specific techniques have been described poorly in the literature. The aim of this case report is to describe a new technique of acupuncture for the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy and provide 2 illustrative cases. Cases: Treatments for the 2 patients were performed in a deployed military treatment facility...
June 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717617/conservative-treatment-for-insertional-achilles-tendinopathy-platelet-rich-plasma-and-focused-shock-waves-a-retrospective-study
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Davide Erroi, Matilde Sigona, Tania Suarez, Donatella Trischitta, Antonio Pavan, Maria Chiara Vulpiani, Mario Vetrano
BACKGROUND: Insertional Achilles tendinopathy (IAT) represents a serious challenge for both physiatrists and surgeons. Here we analyse the results obtained by two conservative treatments [platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and focused extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT)] in physically active patients with IAT. METHODS: During two consecutive periods, 45 consecutive patients with IAT were treated with 3 sessions of ESWT (2400 impulses at 0.17-0.25 mJ/mm(2) per session) (24 cases between September 2011 and July 2013) or with 2 autologous PRP injections over two weeks (21 cases between September 2013 and July 2015)...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717616/topical-polidocanol-application-in-combination-with-static-stretching-in-tendinopathies-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Matthias Gatz, Simone Schrading, Timm Dirrichs, Marcel Betsch, Markus Tingart, Björn Rath, Christiane Kuhl, Valentin Quack
BACKGROUND: Highly operator-based injection therapy with vasosclerosing and anesthetic polidocanol is used for tendinopathies. This pilot-study evaluates the topical application of polidocanol gel. METHODS: Prospective case series. 39 patients with tendinopathies (14 Achilles, 14 patella, 11 wrist extensors) with a symptom duration > 6 months were included. Polidocanol and static stretching were the therapy in the first 2 weeks, while static stretching was continuously performed for 6 months...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716402/the-role-of-low-dose-anti-thymocyte-globulin-as-standard-prophylaxis-in-mismatched-and-matched-unrelated-hematopoietic-peripheral-stem-cell-transplantation-for-hematologic-malignancies
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Ioanna Sakellari, Ioannis Batsis, Zoi Bousiou, Despina Mallouri, Varnavas Constantinou, Eleni Gavriilaki, Christos Smias, Evangelia Yannaki, Panayotis Kaloyannidis, Giorgos Papaioannou, Niki Stavroyianni, Antonia Syrigou, Damianos Sotiropoulos, Asimina Fylaktou, Aliki Tsompanakou, Riad Saloum, Achilles Anagnostopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG)-based immunosuppressive therapy is often used in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation to reduce incidence and severity of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In our observational study, ATG (rabbit, Thymoglobulin; Sanofi, 5 mg/kg) was administered as a standardized part of the conditioning in 97 patients with a median age of 34 years (range, 14-58 years), allotransplanted for hematologic malignancies from matched (8/8; n = 52) and allele or antigen mismatched (7/8; n = 43 and 6/8; n = 2) unrelated donors...
June 29, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699540/dna-base-excision-repair-the-achilles-heel-of-tumour-cells-and-their-microenvironment
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M Poletto, A J Legrand, G L Dianov
Our current understanding of cancer suggests that every tumour has individual features. Approaches to cancer treatment require thorough comprehension of the mechanisms triggering genomic instability and protecting cancer cells from therapeutic treatments. Base excision repair (BER) is a frontline DNA repair system that is responsible for maintaining genome integrity. The BER pathway prevents the occurrence of disease, including cancer, by constantly repairing DNA base lesions and DNA single strand breaks caused by endogenous and exogenous mutagens...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693535/alfredson-versus-silbernagel-exercise-therapy-in-chronic-midportion-achilles-tendinopathy-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bas Habets, Robert E H van Cingel, Frank J G Backx, Bionka M A Huisstede
BACKGROUND: Midportion Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is a common overuse injury, usually requiring several months of rehabilitation. Exercise therapy of the ankle plantar flexors (i.e. tendon loading) is considered crucial during conservative rehabilitation. Alfredson's isolated eccentric and Silbernagel's combined concentric-eccentric exercise programs have both shown beneficial results, but it is unknown whether any of these programs is superior for use in clinical practice. Therefore, the primary objective of this study is to compare the effectiveness of both programs on clinical symptoms...
July 11, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692531/efavirenz-decreases-etonogestrel-exposure-a-pharmacokinetic-evaluation-of-implantable-contraception-with-antiretroviral-therapy
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Catherine A Chappell, Mohammed Lamorde, Shadia Nakalema, Beatrice Chen, Hope Mackline, Sharon Riddler, Susan Cohn, Kristin Darin, Sharon Achilles, Kimberly Scarsi
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to characterize the pharmacokinetics of etonogestrel (ENG) released from a contraceptive implant in Ugandan women living with HIV who were receiving efavirenz (EFV) or nevirapine (NVP)-based antiretroviral therapy (ART), compared with ART-naïve women over 24 weeks. DESIGN: Nonrandomized, parallel-group study with three arms: ART-naïve, NVP, or EFV-based ART (N = 20/group). METHODS: Sparse pharmacokinetic sampling of ENG, NVP, or EFV were performed at screening, entry, and then 1, 4, 12, and 24-week postimplant insertion...
July 7, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668970/achilles-tendon-rupture-healing-is-enhanced-by-intermittent-pneumatic-compression-upregulating-collagen-type-i-synthesis
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Md Abdul Alim, Erica Domeij-Arverud, Gunnar Nilsson, Gunnar Edman, Paul W Ackermann
PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS: Adjuvant intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) during leg immobilization following Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) has been shown to reduce the risk of deep venous thrombosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether IPC can also promote tendon healing. METHODS: One hundred and fifty patients with surgical repair of acute ATR were post-operatively leg immobilized and prospectively randomized. Patients were allocated for 2 weeks of either adjuvant IPC treatment (n = 74) or treatment-as-usual (n = 74) in a plaster cast without IPC...
July 1, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655788/prmt1-mediated-translation-regulation-is-a-crucial-vulnerability-of-cancer
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Jessie Hao-Ru Hsu, Benjamin Hubbell-Engler, Guillaume Adelmant, Jialiang Huang, Cailin E Joyce, Francisca Vazquez, Barbara A Weir, Philip Montgomery, Aviad Tsherniak, Andrew O Giacomelli, Jennifer A Perry, Jennifer Trowbridge, Yuko Fujiwara, Glenn S Cowley, Huafeng Xie, Woojin Kim, Carl D Novina, William C Hahn, Jarrod A Marto, Stuart H Orkin
Through an shRNA screen, we identified the protein arginine methyltransferase Prmt1 as a vulnerable intervention point in murine p53/Rb-null osteosarcomas, the human counterpart of which lacks effective therapeutic options. Depletion of Prmt1 in p53-deficient cells impaired tumor initiation and maintenance in vitro and in vivo Mechanistic studies reveal that translation-associated pathways were enriched for Prmt1 downstream targets, implicating Prmt1 in translation control. In particular, loss of Prmt1 led to a decrease in arginine methylation of the translation initiation complex, thereby disrupting its assembly and inhibiting translation...
June 27, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654850/wound-management-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-postoperative-infection-after-open-reconstruction-of-chronic-achilles-tendon-rupture
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Isaku Saku, Shotaro Kanda, Toshihiro Saito, Takashi Fukushima, Toru Akiyama
INTRODUCTION: Deep infection after reconstruction of chronic Achilles tendon rupture is a major and intractable complication. CASE REPORT: We report a case of late deep infection following a surgery for chronic Achilles tendon rupture, and its simple and successful treatment with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Six months following the reconstruction of chronic Achilles tendon rupture, a deep infection developed and reconstructed part of the tendon ruptured again...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625144/detection-of-poor-quality-artemisinin-based-combination-therapy-act-medicines-marketed-in-benin-using-simple-and-advanced-analytical-techniques
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Achille Yemoa, Védaste Habyalimana, Jérémie K Mbinze, Victoria Crickboom, Benjamin Muhigirwa, Agnès Ngoya, Pierre-Yves Sacré, Fernand Gbaguidi, Joëlle Quetin-Leclercq, Philippe Hubert, Roland D Marini
BACKGROUND: Poor quality antimalarial medicines still represent a threat to the public health, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa who bears a disproportionate share of the global burden of malaria. It is essential and urgent to strengthen mechanisms against counterfeit medicines. One of the approaches is regular market surveillance through quality controls. METHODS: 12 samples of artemether/lumefantrine were collected from formal and informal drug sellers in Cotonou (Benin) as well as additional other similar samples from Rwanda (13 samples) and from D...
June 15, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624111/biliary-complications-after-liver-transplantation-recent-developments-in-etiology-diagnosis-and-endoscopic-treatment
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REVIEW
Floris J M Roos, Jan-Werner Poley, Wojciech G Polak, Herold J Metselaar
Biliary complications are considered to be the Achilles' heel of liver transplantation. The most common complications are leaks and bile duct strictures. Strictures can arise at the level of the anastomosis (anastomotic strictures; AS) or at other locations in the biliary tree (non-anastomotic strictures; NAS). Endoscopic treatment via endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is considered to be the preferred therapy for these complications. This review will focus on the diagnostic modalities, new insights in etiology of biliary complications and outcomes after different endoscopic therapies, in both deceased donor transplantation and living-donor liver transplantations...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622697/vitamin-c-and-doxycycline-a-synthetic-lethal-combination-therapy-targeting-metabolic-flexibility-in-cancer-stem-cells-cscs
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Ernestina Marianna De Francesco, Gloria Bonuccelli, Marcello Maggiolini, Federica Sotgia, Michael P Lisanti
Here, we developed a new synthetic lethal strategy for further optimizing the eradication of cancer stem cells (CSCs). Briefly, we show that chronic treatment with the FDA-approved antibiotic Doxycycline effectively reduces cellular respiration, by targeting mitochondrial protein translation. The expression of four mitochondrial DNA encoded proteins (MT-ND3, MT-CO2, MT-ATP6 and MT-ATP8) is suppressed, by up to 35-fold. This high selection pressure metabolically synchronizes the surviving cancer cell sub-population towards a predominantly glycolytic phenotype, resulting in metabolic inflexibility...
June 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615519/the-reverse-warburg-effect-is-likely-to-be-an-achilles-heel-of-cancer-that-can-be-exploited-for-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Yaojie Fu, Shanshan Liu, Shanghelin Yin, Weihong Niu, Wei Xiong, Ming Tan, Guiyuan Li, Ming Zhou
Although survival outcomes of cancer patients have been improved dramatically via conventional chemotherapy and targeted therapy over the last decades, there are still some tough clinical challenges that badly needs to be overcome, such as anticancer drug resistance, inevitable recurrences, cancer progression and metastasis. Simultaneously, accumulated evidence demonstrates that aberrant glucose metabolism termed 'the Warburg effect' in cancer cell is closely associated with malignant phenotypes. In 2009, a novel 'two-compartment metabolic coupling' model, also named 'the reverse Warburg effect', was proposed and attracted lots of attention...
May 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587393/effects-of-hypoxia-on-differentiation-of-menstrual-blood-stromal-stem-cells-towards-tenogenic-cells-in-a-co-culture-system-with-achilles-tendon-cells
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Yijing Zheng, Yifei Zhou, Xiaolei Zhang, Yuemiao Chen, Xuhao Zheng, Tao Cheng, Chaonan Wang, Xuqi Hu, Jianjun Hong
Achilles tendons have a very poor capacity for intrinsic regeneration. The cell-based treatment strategy for Achilles tendinitis includes the application of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which have high proliferative and multipotent differentiation ability, and is a promising approach. The aim of the present study was to explore the tenogenic potential of human menstrual blood stromal stem cells (MenSCs) in a co-culture system and to compare the tenogenic capability under normoxic and hypoxic conditions. MenSCs were co-cultured indirectly with Achilles tendon cells in a Transwell co-culture system for 1, 2, or 3 weeks in two different concentrations of oxygen (20 and 2% O2), whereas the control contained only MenSCs...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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