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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102887/clinical-trial-of-nintedanib-in-patients-with-recurrent-or-metastatic-salivary-gland-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck-a-multicenter-phase-2-study-korean-cancer-study-group-hn14-01
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Youjin Kim, Su Jin Lee, Ji Yun Lee, Se-Hoon Lee, Jong-Mu Sun, Keunchil Park, Ho Jung An, Jae Yong Cho, Eun Joo Kang, Ha-Young Lee, Jinsoo Kim, Bhumsuk Keam, Hye Ryun Kim, Kyoung Eun Lee, Moon Young Choi, Ki Hyeong Lee, Myung-Ju Ahn
BACKGROUND: Salivary gland cancers (SGCs) are uncommon and account for less than 5% of all head and neck cancers, but they are histologically heterogeneous. No specific therapy, including targeted agents, has consistently improved clinical outcomes in recurrent/metastatic SGC. Recent studies suggest that vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) and platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) play important roles in SGC. Nintedanib is a potent small-molecule, triple-receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (VEGFR1, VEGFR2, and VEGFR3; fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 [FGFR1], FGFR2, and FGFR3; and PDGFRα and PDGFRß)...
January 19, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102879/the-conservative-and-pharmacological-management-of-chronic-subdural-haematoma
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Jehuda Soleman, Fabio Noccera, Luigi Mariani
Chronic subdural haematoma (cSDH), one of the most common neurosurgical entities, occurs typically in elderly patients. The incidence is expected to double by the year 2030, owing to the continuous aging of the population. Surgery is usually the treatment of choice, but conservative treatment may be a good alternative in some situations. We provide a systematic review of studies analysing the conservative treatment options and the natural history of cSDH. Of 231 articles screened, 35 were included in this systematic review...
January 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102474/anti-amnestic-effect-of-curcumin-in-combination-with-donepezil-an-anticholinesterase-drug-involvement-of-cholinergic-system
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Ayodele Jacob Akinyemi, Ganiyu Oboh, Sunday Idowu Oyeleye, Opeyemi Ogunsuyi
Recently, combination therapy involving cholinesterase (ChE) inhibitor with other neuroprotective agents has shown better desirable effect in the management/prevention of dementia but limited information is available on their effect with dietary polyphenols. Hence, this study sought to assess the combined pretreatment effect of curcumin, the major polyphenolic compound of turmeric (Curcuma longa) rhizomes, with donepezil, a cholinesterase inhibitor, on cognitive function in scopolamine-induced memory impairment in rats...
January 19, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101354/histological-complete-response-in-a-patient-with-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-treated-by-gemcitabine-cisplatin-s-1-combination-chemotherapy-a-case-report
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Tokuhiro Matsubara, Tsutomu Nishida, Yoshito Tomimaru, Masashi Yamamoto, Shiro Hayashi, Sachiko Nakajima, Koji Fukui, Keizo Dono, Shiro Adachi, Tatsuya Ioka, Masashi Kanai, Masami Inada
A 68-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with increased levels of biliary enzymes. On imaging, the patient was diagnosed with unresectable intrahepatic biliary tract cancer (BTC) with invasion of the portal vein and para-aortic lymph node metastasis (cT3N1M1, cStage IVb) and underwent endoscopic biliary drainage for the biliary stricture prior to therapy. The patient was subsequently enrolled in a phase III randomized trial (UMIN000014371/NCT02182778) and randomly assigned to receive gemcitabine/cisplatin/S-1 (GCS) combination therapy intravenously at doses of 1,000 or 25 mg/m(2) on day 1 and orally twice daily at a dose of 80 mg/m(2) on days 1-7 every 2 weeks...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099252/the-role-of-pancreatic-enzyme-replacement-therapy-in-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Tomotaka Saito, Kenji Hirano, Hiroyuki Isayama, Yousuke Nakai, Kei Saito, Gyotane Umefune, Dai Akiyama, Takeo Watanabe, Kaoru Takagi, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Naminatsu Takahara, Rie Uchino, Suguru Mizuno, Hirofumi Kogure, Saburo Matsubara, Natsuyo Yamamoto, Minoru Tada, Kazuhiko Koike
OBJECTIVES: Although patients with pancreatic cancer (PC) are prone to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, there are few evidences about pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) in patients with PC, especially those receiving chemotherapy. METHODS: This is a prospective consecutive observational study of PERT in patients with unresectable PC. We prospectively enrolled patients receiving chemotherapy for unresectable PC from April 2012 to February 2014 and prescribed oral pancrelipase of 48,000 lipase units per meal (pancrelipase group)...
January 18, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091942/all-trans-retinoic-acid-supplementation-prevents-cardiac-fibrosis-and-cytokines-induced-by-methylglyoxal
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Umadevi Subramanian, Devipriya Nagarajan
Methylglyoxal (MG), a metabolic intermediate of glycolysis is a precursor for endogeneous production of advanced glycation end-products. The increased production of MG have negative influence over the structure and function of different biomolecules and thus plays an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiac complications. Retinoic acid (RA), an active metabolite of vitamin A, has a major role in preventing cardiac remodeling and ventricular fibrosis. Hence, the objective of the present study was to determine whether rats administered with all-trans retinoic acid (RA) could attenuate MG induced pathological effects...
January 14, 2017: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087981/humanized-chondroitinase-abc-sensitizes-glioblastoma-cells-to-temozolomide
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Alena Cristina Jaime-Ramirez, Nina Dmitrieva, Ji Young Yoo, Yeshavanth Banasavadi-Siddegowda, Jianying Zhang, Theresa Relation, Chelsea Bolyard-Blessing, Jeffrey Wojton, Balveen Kaur
INTRODUCTION: Malignant gliomas (GBMs) are extremely aggressive and have a median survival of approximately 15 months. Current treatment modalities, which include surgical resection, radiation and chemotherapy, have done little to prolong the lives of GBM patients. Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPG) are critical for cell-cell and cell-extra cellular matrix (ECM) interactions and are implicated in glioma growth and invasion. Chondroitinase (Chase) ABC is a bacterial enzyme that cleaves chondroitin sulfate disaccharide chains from CSPGs in the tumor ECM...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087488/cathepsin-k-targeted-sub-micron-particles-for-regenerative-repair-of-vascular-elastic-matrix
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Brenton Jennewine, Jonathan Fox, Anand Ramamurthi
: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) involve slow dilation and weakening of the aortic wall due to breakdown of structural matrix components, such as elastic fibers by chronically overexpressed matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), primarily, MMPs-2 and -9. Auto-regenerative repair of disrupted elastic fibers by smooth muscle cells (SMCs) at the AAA site is intrinsically poor and together with chronic proteolysis prevents restoration of elastin homeostasis, necessary to enable AAA growth arrest or regression to a healthy state...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065908/ticagrelor-but-not-clopidogrel-active-metabolite-displays-antithrombotic-properties-in-the-left-atrial-endocardium
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Martin F Reiner, Alexander Breitenstein, Erik W Holy, Martina Glanzmann, Heidi Amstalden, Simon F Stämpfli, Nicole R Bonetti, Volkmar Falk, Stephan Keller, Gianluigi Savarese, Stefano Benussi, Francesco Maisano, Thomas F Lüscher, Jürg H Beer, Jan Steffel, Giovanni G Camici
AIMS: Oral anticoagulation is considered standard therapy for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Endocardial activation triggers expression of pro-thrombotic mediators including tissue factor (TF) and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), and contributes to thrombus formation in the left atrial appendage (LAA) of AF patients. Recently, pleiotropic effects of specific P2Y12 receptor antagonists were demonstrated; however, whether these drugs possess antithrombotic effects on LAA endocardial cells currently remains unknown...
January 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062557/fosfomycin-mechanism-and-resistance
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Lynn L Silver
Fosfomycin, a natural product antibiotic, has been in use for >20 years in Spain, Germany, France, Japan, Brazil, and South Africa for urinary tract infections (UTIs) and other indications and was registered in the United States for the oral treatment of uncomplicated UTIs because of Enterococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli in 1996. It has a broad spectrum, is bactericidal, has very low toxicity, and acts as a time-dependent inhibitor of the MurA enzyme, which catalyzes the first committed step of peptidoglycan synthesis...
January 6, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045910/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-antihypertensive-agents-for-adult-diabetic-patients-with-microalbuminuric-kidney-disease-a-network-meta-analysis
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Rongzhong Huang, Yuxing Feng, Ying Wang, Xiaoxia Qin, Narayan Dhruvaraj Melgiri, Yang Sun, Xingsheng Li
BACKGROUND: Antihypertensive treatment mitigates the progression of chronic kidney disease. Here, we comparatively assessed the effects of antihypertensive agents in normotensive and hypertensive diabetic patients with microalbuminuric kidney disease. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were systematically searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing oral antihypertensive agents in adult diabetic patients with microalbuminuria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039850/therapeutic-potential-of-quercetin-against-acrylamide-induced-toxicity-in-rats
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Chhavi Uthra, Sadhana Shrivastava, Amita Jaswal, Neelu Sinha, Mohd Salim Reshi, Sangeeta Shukla
Acrylamide (AA) is found in foods containing carbohydrates and proteins, where it is formed during the heating process. It is classified as neurotoxic and probably carcinogenic to humans. The present investigation was aimed to determine the lethal Dose (LD50) of AA and to evaluate the protective effects of quercetin (QE) against AA induced adverse effects in rats. For the determination of LD50, AA was administered orally at four different doses (46.4mg/kg, 100mg/kg, 215mg/kg and 464mg/kg) to experimental animals for seven days...
December 28, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034290/marine-algae-as-a-prospective-source-for-antidiabetic-compounds-a-brief-review
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S P Unnikrishnan, A M Jayasri
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia, which is attributed by several life threatening complications including atherosclerosis, nephropathy, and retinopathy. The current therapies available for the management of DM mainly include oral antidiabetic drugs and insulin injections. However, continuous use of synthetic drugs provides lower healing with many side effects. Therefore, there is an urge for safe and efficient antidiabetic drugs for the management of DM...
December 29, 2016: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028690/effect-of-lactobacillus-reuteri-on-cell-viability-and-pge2-production-in-human-gingival-fibroblasts
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Gina A Castiblanco, Tulay Yucel-Lindberg, Stefan Roos, Svante Twetman
Emerging evidence suggests that probiotic therapy can play a role in the prevention and management of oral inflammatory diseases through immunomodulation and down-regulation of the inflammatory cascade. The aim of this in vitro study was to investigate the viability of human gingival fibroblasts (HGF) and its production of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), when exposed to supernatants of two mixed Lactobacillus reuteri strains (ATCC PTA 5298 and DSM 17938). The experiments were conducted in the presence and absence of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1β...
December 27, 2016: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025938/trypanothione-reductase-and-superoxide-dismutase-as-current-drug-targets-for-trypanosoma-cruzi-an-overview-of-compounds-with-activity-against-chagas-disease
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Iván Beltrán-Hortelano, Silvia Pérez-Silanes, Silvia Galiano
It has been over a century since Carlos Chagas discovered the Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) as the causative agent of Chagas disease (CD), a neglected tropical disease with several socioeconomic, epidemiological and human health repercussions. Currently, there are only two commercialized drugs to treat CD in acute phase, nifurtimox and benznidazol, with several adverse side effects. Thus, new orally available and safe drugs for this parasitic infection are urgently required. One strategy of great importance in new drug discovery programmes is based on the search of molecules enabling to interfere with enzymes involved in T...
December 26, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025853/rifampicin-treatment-of-canine-pyoderma-due-to-multidrug-resistant-meticillin-resistant-staphylococci-a-retrospective-study-of-32-cases
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Michela De Lucia, Mar Bardagi, Elisabetta Fabbri, Diana Ferreira, Lluis Ferrer, Fabia Scarampella, Giordana Zanna, Alessandra Fondati
BACKGROUND: Rifampicin has received increased interest in veterinary dermatology because of its activity against multidrug-resistant meticillin-resistant staphylococci (MRS). There is limited knowledge about the efficacy and safety of rifampicin in dogs. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVE: To provide information on response to treatment and adverse effects in dogs treated with rifampicin for multidrug-resistant MRS pyoderma. ANIMALS: Thirty two dogs treated with rifampicin for rifampicin-susceptible multidrug-resistant MRS pyoderma...
December 26, 2016: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025432/visfatin-levels-in-gingival-crevicular-fluid-and-serum-before-and-after-non-surgical-treatment-for-periodontal-diseases
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Çiğdem Coşkun Türer, Umut Balli, Berrak Güven, Burcu Özkan Çetinkaya, Gonca Çayır Keleş
The purpose of this study was to evaluate visfatin levels at different stages of periodontal disease and in healthy tissues. In addition, the effect of non-surgical periodontal therapy on visfatin levels in gingival crevicular fluid and serum was investigated. Forty-five patients were divided into three groups based on clinical and radiographical findings. Group 1 comprised periodontally healthy individuals (n = 15); group 2 comprised patients with gingivitis (n = 15); and group 3 was composed of patients with generalized chronic periodontitis (n = 15)...
2016: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025429/the-levels-of-visceral-adipose-tissue-derived-serpin-omentin-1-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-in-the-gingival-crevicular-fluid-of-obese-patients-following-periodontal-therapy
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Umut Balli, Seyma Bozkurt Dogan, Figen Ongoz Dede, Erdim Sertoglu, Gonca Cayır Keles
The aim of this clinical study was to determine levels of visceral adipose tissue-derived serpin (vaspin), omentin-1, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) in the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of obese and non-obese periodontitis patients following nonsurgical periodontal therapy. Seventy-six subjects were separated into four groups according to periodontal and anthropometric measurements: a periodontal-healthy group, a chronic periodontitis (CP) group, a periodontal-healthy with obesity group, and a CP with obesity group...
2016: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984208/oral-administration-of-grape-seed-polyphenol-extract-restores-memory-deficits-in-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-rats
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Chen Chen, Yake Zheng, Tianwen Wu, Chuanjie Wu, Xuan Cheng
Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) has been recognized as an important cause of both vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD), the two most prominent neurodegenerative diseases causing memory impairment in the elderly. However, an effective therapy for CCH-induced memory impairment has not yet been established. Grape seed polyphenol extract (GSPE) has powerful antioxidant properties and protects neurons and glia during ischemic injury, but its potential use in the prevention of CCH-induced memory impairment has not yet been investigated...
December 14, 2016: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957707/association-of-oral-endothelin-receptor-antagonists-with-risks-of-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yu Pan, Chun Hu, Pei Hua Chen, Yan Hong Gu, Qing Yan Qiao, Li Hua Pan, Dong Chi Zhou, Hui Fang Gu, Shun Kun Fu, Hui Min Jin
BACKGROUND: Endothelin receptor antagonists (ERAs) are widely used in a variety of disorders, including pulmonary artery hypertension, systemic sclerosis, diabetic and kidney diseases, and several tumors. However, reported adverse events, especially increased risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality, have cast doubt on their potential clinical application. Therefore, we conducted this meta-analysis to confirm whether ERAs increased CVD risk and mortality. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed (1966-2015), EMBASE (1974-2015), ClinicalTrials...
December 13, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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