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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526929/analytical-management-of-patients-undergoing-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-could-have-a-strong-impact-on-clinical-outcomes-a-follow-up-study
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Vincenzo De Iuliis, Sebastiano Ursi, Gianfranco Vitullo, Irma Griffo, Antonio Marino, Marika Caruso, Francesco Cipollone, Sabrina Capodifoglio, Veronica Breda, Elena Toniato, Alfonso Pennelli, Pio Conti, Stefano Martinotti
INTRODUCTION: Oral anticoagulant therapy, such as vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), is prominent for the prevention of cerebral ischemic stroke or systemic embolism and all-cause mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation, venous thromboembolism, and mechanical or biological valve. VKA treatment requires monitoring of the international normalized ratio (INR) in order to maintain it in a therapeutic range, avoiding side effects, the main and most significant of which is bleeding. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the event rates of several clinical composite outcomes, such as bleeding, thromboembolic events, and all-cause death...
May 19, 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513852/effect-of-pentoxifylline-in-ameliorating-myocardial-injury-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-thrombolytic-therapy-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
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Hossein Namdar, Rasoul Zohori, Naser Aslanabadi, Taher Entezari-Maleki
Cell death following acute myocardial infarction (MI) is the hallmark pathology of cardiovascular disease, leading to considerable mortality and morbidity. Platelet and neutrophil activation and inflammatory cytokines, prominently TNF-α, play an important role in the development of cell death. Because pentoxifylline inhibits platelet and neutrophil activation and reduces TNF-α, this study was performed to assess the potential benefit of pentoxifylline in the reduction of myocardial injury following acute MI...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511711/sglt2-inhibitors-a-novel-choice-for-the-combination-therapy-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Honghong Zou, Baoqin Zhou, Gaosi Xu
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the most common cause of end stage renal disease. The comprehensive management of DKD depends on combined target-therapies for hyperglycemia, hypertension, albuminuria, and hyperlipaemia, etc. Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, the most recently developed oral hypoglycemic agents acted on renal proximal tubules, suppress glucose reabsorption and increase urinary glucose excretion. Besides improvements in glycemic control, they presented excellent performances in direct renoprotective effects and the cardiovascular (CV) safety by decreasing albuminuria and the independent CV risk factors such as body weight and blood pressure, etc...
May 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501522/long-term-effects-of-flosequinan-on-the-morbidity-and-mortality-of-patients-with-severe-chronic-heart-failure-primary-results-of-the-profile-trial-after-24-years
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Milton Packer, Bertram Pitt, Jean-Lucien Rouleau, Karl Swedberg, David L DeMets, Lloyd Fisher
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this clinical trial was to evaluate the long-term effects of flosequinan on the morbidity and mortality of patients with severe chronic heart failure. BACKGROUND: Flosequinan was the first oral vasodilator to be used in the clinic to augment the effects of digitalis, diuretics, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in heart failure. However, the drug activated neurohormonal systems and exerted both positive inotropic and chronotropic effects, raising concerns about its safety during long-term use...
May 2, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499972/simvastatin-ameliorates-memory-impairment-and-neurotoxicity-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
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Shun-Chang Fang, Hang Xie, Fang Chen, Mei Hu, Yan Long, Hong-Bin Sun, Ling-Yi Kong, Hao Hong, Su-Su Tang
Diabetes comes with an additional burden of moderate to severe hyperlipidemia, but little is known about the effects of lipid-lowering therapy on diabetic complications such as diabetes-associated cognitive decline. Herein we investigated the effects of statins on memory impairment and neurotoxicity in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Our data indicated that oral administration of simvastatin at 10 or 20mg/kg for 4weeks significantly ameliorated diabetes-associated memory impairment reflected by performance better in the Morris water maze and Y-maze tests...
May 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498931/protective-effects-of-hot-spring-water-drinking-and-radon-inhalation-on-ethanol-induced-gastric-mucosal-injury-in-mice
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Reo Etani, Takahiro Kataoka, Norie Kanzaki, Akihiro Sakoda, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yuu Ishimori, Fumihiro Mitsunobu, Takehito Taguchi, Kiyonori Yamaoka
Radon therapy using radon (222Rn) gas is classified into two types of treatment: inhalation of radon gas and drinking water containing radon. Although short- or long-term intake of spa water is effective in increasing gastric mucosal blood flow, and spa water therapy is useful for treating chronic gastritis and gastric ulcer, the underlying mechanisms for and precise effects of radon protection against mucosal injury are unclear. In the present study, we examined the protective effects of hot spring water drinking and radon inhalation on ethanol-induced gastric mucosal injury in mice...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498812/structure-based-discovery-of-clomifene-as-a-potent-inhibitor-of-cancer-associated-mutant-idh1
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Mengzhu Zheng, Weiguang Sun, Suyu Gao, Shanshan Luan, Dan Li, Renqi Chen, Qian Zhang, Lixia Chen, Jiangeng Huang, Hua Li
Isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) plays an indispensable role in the tricarboxylic acid cycle, and IDH mutations are present in nearly 75% of glioma and 20% of acute myeloid leukemia. One IDH1R132H inhibitor (clomifene citrate) was found by virtual screening method, which can selectively suppress mutant enzyme activities in vitro and in vivo with a dose-dependent manner. The molecular docking indicated that clomifene occupied the allosteric site of the mutant IDH1. Enzymatic kinetics also demonstrated that clomifene inhibited mutant enzyme in a non-competitive manner...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485470/treatment-of-refractory-sino-nasal-aspergillosis-with-posaconazole-and-terbinafine-in-10-dogs
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J Stewart, D Bianco
OBJECTIVES: To determine the safety and efficacy of posaconazole and terbinafine for the treatment of naturally occurring sino-nasal aspergillosis in dogs refractory to conventional topical and systemic treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten client-owned dogs with sino-nasal aspergillosis and not responsive to conventional treatments were prospectively enrolled to receive a dose of 5 mg/kg posaconazole orally every 12 hours for six months. All dogs were concurrently treated with doses of 30 mg/kg terbinafine orally every 12 hours and 5 mg/kg doxycycline orally every 12 hours for 6 to 18 months...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472683/thymoquinone-binds-and-activates-human-salivary-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-potential-therapy-for-the-mitigation-of-aldehyde-toxicity-and-maintenance-of-oral-health
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Amaj Ahmed Laskar, Masood Alam Khan, Fizza Askari, Hina Younus
Human salivary aldehyde dehydrogenase (hsALDH) is a very important anti-oxidant enzyme present in the saliva. It is involved in the detoxification of toxic aldehydes and maintenance of oral health. Reduced level of hsALDH activity is a risk factor for oral cancer development. Thymoquinone (TQ) has many pharmacological activities and health benefits. This study aimed to examine the activation of hsALDH by TQ. The effect of TQ on the activity and kinetics of hsALDH was studied. The binding of TQ with the enzyme was examined by different biophysical methods and molecular docking analysis...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472126/growth-and-adherence-of-staphylococcus-aureus-were-enhanced-through-the-pge2-produced-by-the-activated-cox-2-pge2-pathway-of-infected-oral-epithelial-cells
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Yuxia Wang, Biao Ren, Xuedong Zhou, Shiyu Liu, Yujie Zhou, Bolei Li, Yaling Jiang, Mingyun Li, Mingye Feng, Lei Cheng
Staphylococcus aureus is a major pathogen of varieties of oral mucous infection. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is a pro-inflammatory factor and Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) is a critical enzyme of PGE2 biosynthesis. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether Staphylococcus aureus can increase PGE2 production of oral epithelial cells and how PGE2 functions in the growth and adherence of Staphylococcus aureus. mRNA levels of COX-2, fnbpA and fnbpB were estimated by quantitative PCR. PGE2 production was measured by Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468264/improvement-of-antioxidant-defences-and-mood-status-by-oral-gaba-tea-administration-in-a-mouse-model-of-post-stroke-depression
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Maria Daglia, Arianna Di Lorenzo, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Antoni Sureda, Sedigheh Khanjani, Akbar Hajizadeh Moghaddam, Nady Braidy, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi
Green GABA (GGABA) and Oolong GABA (OGABA) teas are relatively new varieties of tea, whose chemical composition and functional properties are largely under-studied, despite their promising health capacities. Post stroke depression (PSD) is a complication of stroke with high clinical relevance, yielding increasing mortality and morbidity rates, and a lower response to common therapies and rehabilitation. METHODS: Two chemically characterized commercial samples of GGABA and OGABA were investigated for effects on mood following oral administration using a mouse model of PSD, through common validated tests including the Despair Swimming Test and Tail Suspension Test...
April 29, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458424/evaluation-of-neuroprotective-effect-of-quercetin-with-donepezil-in-scopolamine-induced-amnesia-in-rats
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Laxmi Adiveppa Pattanashetti, Ashok D Taranalli, Vinay Parvatrao, Rohit H Malabade, Dushyant Kumar
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of quercetin with donepezil in scopolamine-induced amnesia in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five groups of adult male Wistar rats (12 months old) weighing 180-200 g (n = 6) were used. The normal control group received normal saline and test group animals were pretreated orally with quercetin (25 mg/kg), donepezil (3 mg/kg), and a combination of quercetin (25 mg/kg) with donepezil (3 mg/kg), respectively, dosed at every 24 h interval for 14 consecutive days, afterward amnesia was induced by scopolamine (3 mg/kg) on the 14(th) day through intraperitoneal route...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447580/liver-enzyme-normalization-predicts-success-of-hepatitis-c-oral-direct-acting-antiviral-treatment
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Sarwat T Khan, Michaeline McGuinty, Daniel J Corsi, Curtis L Cooper
PURPOSE: Monitoring of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment response is performed by serial HCV RNA measurements; however, this may not be useful for predicting treatment success or failure with oral direct-acting antiviral agent (DAA) therapies. Liver enzyme levels, which are elevated in chronic HCV and tend to decline on therapy, may serve as a more logistically and economically feasible alternative for monitoring treatment response. SOURCE: The Ottawa Hospital Viral Hepatitis Clinic patients (n=219), receiving interferon-free oral DAA treatments, were assessed for liver enzymes and HCV RNA levels at baseline, week 4 and ≥12 weeks post-treatment...
April 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446026/medical-therapy-before-carotid-endarterectomy
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Daniele Bissacco, Michele Carmo, Iacopo Barbetta, Raffaello Dallatana, Piergiorgio G Settembrini
We evaluated the evolution of chronic medical therapy in patients admitted for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) over a 13-year period and to analyze the difference in medical treatment between symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. A retrospective study was conducted on patients treated between 2002 and 2015. The use of antiplatelets (acetylsalicylic acid [ASA], ticlopidine, and clopidogrel), oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT), statins and antihypertensives (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors [ACE-I]/angiotensin receptor blockers [ARBs], β-blockers [BB]) administration was evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442322/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antitumor-activities-of-t-3764518-a-novel-and-orally-available-small-molecule-stearoyl-coa-desaturase-1-inhibitor
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Satoru Nishizawa, Hiroyuki Sumi, Yoshihiko Satoh, Yukiko Yamamoto, Satoshi Kitazawa, Kohei Honda, Hideo Araki, Kazuyo Kakoi, Keisuke Imamura, Masako Sasaki, Ikuo Miyahisa, Yoshinori Satomi, Ryuuichi Nishigaki, Megumi Hirayama, Kazunobu Aoyama, Hironobu Maezaki, Takahito Hara
Most cancer cells are characterized by elevated lipid biosynthesis. The rapid proliferation of cancer cells requires de novo synthesis of fatty acids. Stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1), a key enzyme for lipogenesis, is overexpressed in various types of cancer and plays an important role in cancer cell proliferation. Therefore, it has been studied as a candidate target for cancer therapy. In this study, we demonstrate the pharmacological properties of T-3764518, a novel and orally available small molecule inhibitor of SCD1...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441383/the-oral-vegf-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-pazopanib-in-combination-with-the-mek-inhibitor-trametinib-in-advanced-cholangiocarcinoma
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Rachna T Shroff, Mark Yarchoan, Ashley O'Connor, Denise Gallagher, Marianna L Zahurak, Gary Rosner, Chimela Ohaji, Susan Sartorius-Mergenthaler, Vivek Subbiah, Ralph Zinner, Nilofer S Azad
BACKGROUND: Cholangiocarcinoma is an aggressive malignancy with limited therapeutic options. MEK inhibition and antiangiogenic therapies have individually shown modest activity in advanced cholangiocarcinoma, whereas dual inhibition of these pathways has not been previously evaluated. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of combination therapy with the oral VEGF receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor pazopanib plus the MEK inhibitor trametinib in patients with advanced cholangiocarcinoma...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433470/daily-supplementation-of-dietary-protein-improves-the-metabolic-effects-of-glp-1-based-pharmacotherapy-in-lean-and-obese-rats
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Elizabeth G Mietlicki-Baase, Kieran Koch-Laskowski, Lauren E McGrath, Joanna Krawczyk, Tram Pham, Rinzin Lhamo, David J Reiner, Matthew R Hayes
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an incretin hormone released from intestinal L-cells in response to food entering into the gastrointestinal tract. GLP-1-based pharmaceuticals improve blood glucose regulation and reduce feeding. Specific macronutrients, when ingested, may trigger GLP-1 secretion and enhance the effects of systemic sitagliptin, a pharmacological inhibitor of DPP-IV (an enzyme that rapidly degrades GLP-1). In particular, macronutrient constituents found in dairy foods may act as potent secretagogues for GLP-1, and acute preclinical trials show that ingestion of dairy protein may represent a promising adjunct behavioral therapy in combination with sitagliptin...
April 19, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424943/intestinal-alkaline-phosphatase-attenuates-alcohol-induced-hepatosteatosis-in-mice
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Sulaiman R Hamarneh, Byeong-Moo Kim, Kanakaraju Kaliannan, Sara A Morrison, Tyler J Tantillo, Qingsong Tao, Mussa M Rafat Mohamed, Juan M Ramirez, Aaron Karas, Wei Liu, Dong Hu, Abeba Teshager, Sarah Shireen Gul, Konstantinos P Economopoulos, Atul K Bhan, Madhu S Malo, Michael Y Choi, Richard A Hodin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bacterially derived factors from the gut play a major role in the activation of inflammatory pathways in the liver and in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease. The intestinal brush-border enzyme intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) detoxifies a variety of bacterial pro-inflammatory factors and also functions to preserve gut barrier function. The aim of this study was to investigate whether oral IAP supplementation could protect against alcohol-induced liver disease...
April 19, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401316/the-orally-active-noncompetitive-ampar-antagonist-perampanel-attenuates-focal-cerebral-ischemia-injury-in-rats
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Hong-Xia Niu, Jun-Zhe Wang, Dong-Liang Wang, Jun-Jie Miao, Hua Li, Zhi-Gang Liu, Xing Yuan, Wei Liu, Jing-Ru Zhou
Inhibition of ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) is a potential target of therapy for ischemic stroke. Perampanel is a potent noncompetitive α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionate receptor (AMPAR) antagonist with good oral bioavailability and favorable pharmacokinetic properties. Here, we investigated the potential protective effects of perampanel against focal cerebral ischemia in a middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model in rats. Oral administration with perampanel significantly reduced MCAO-induced brain edema, brain infarct volume, and neuronal apoptosis...
April 11, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392652/paraneoplastic-pemphigus-associated-with-a-malignant-thymoma-a-case-of-persistent-and-refractory-oral-ulcerations-following-thymectomy
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Jung Min Lim, Sang Eun Lee, Jimyung Seo, Do Young Kim, Takashi Hashimoto, Soo-Chan Kim
Paraneoplastic pemphigus is a rare, life-threatening autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering disease associated with underlying neoplasia, commonly lymphoproliferative tumors. Herein we report a case of paraneoplastic pemphigus with a unique autoantibody profile associated with a malignant thymoma. A 56-year-old female patient presented with relapsing oral ulcerations accompanied by erythematous papules and patches on her extremities for 2 months. Skin and mucosal biopsies identified interface dermatitis with lichenoid lymphocytic infiltration in the upper dermis...
April 2017: Annals of Dermatology
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