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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793981/attitudes-of-crohn-s-disease-patients-infodemiology-case-study-and-sentiment-analysis-of-facebook-and-twitter-posts
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Marco Roccetti, Gustavo Marfia, Paola Salomoni, Catia Prandi, Rocco Maurizio Zagari, Faustine Linda Gningaye Kengni, Franco Bazzoli, Marco Montagnani
BACKGROUND: Data concerning patients originates from a variety of sources on social media. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to show how methodologies borrowed from different areas including computer science, econometrics, statistics, data mining, and sociology may be used to analyze Facebook data to investigate the patients' perspectives on a given medical prescription. METHODS: To shed light on patients' behavior and concerns, we focused on Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, and the specific therapy with the biological drug Infliximab...
August 9, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792162/immunological-subtypes-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-beyond-morphology-experience-from-kidwai-state-cancer-institute-bengaluru-india
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Namrata N Rajkumar, Raghavendra H Vijay
INTRODUCTION: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is disease of lymphoid precursors and is the most common cancer. Diagnosis of ALL is made by evaluating morphology and flowcytometric Immunophenotyping (FCI)and is an important adjunct in diagnosis and determining treatment in ALL, with availability of extensive monoclonal antibodies in the recent years there is tremendous progress in the field of FCI, and is a requirement by World Health Organisation for the classification of acute lymphoblastic Leukemia...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752107/muscle-histology-characterization-using-h-e-staining-and-muscle-fiber-type-classification-using-immunofluorescence-staining
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Chao Wang, Feng Yue, Shihuan Kuang
Muscle function is determined by its structure and fiber type composition. Here we describe a protocol to examine muscle histology and myofiber types using hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and immunofluorescence staining, respectively. H&E stain nucleus in blue and cytoplasm in red, therefore allowing for morphological analyses, such as myofiber diameter, the presence of degenerated and regenerated myofibers, and adipocytes and fibrotic cells. Muscle fibers in adult skeletal muscles of rodents are classified into 4 subtypes based on the expression of myosin heavy chain proteins: Myh7 (type I fiber), Myh2 (type IIA fiber), Myh1 (type IIX fiber), Myh4 (type IIB fiber)...
May 20, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747208/ga101-obinutuzumab-monoclonal-antibody-as-consolidation-therapy-in-cll-galactic-trial-study-protocol-for-a-phase-ii-iii-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jamie B Oughton, Laura Collett, Dena R Howard, Anna Hockaday, Talha Munir, Kathryn McMahon, Lucy McParland, Claire Dimbleby, David Phillips, Andy C Rawstron, Peter Hillmen
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is the most common adult leukaemia. Achieving minimal residual disease (MRD) negativity in CLL is an independent predictor of survival even with a variety of different treatment approaches and regardless of the line of therapy. METHODS/DESIGN: GA101 (obinutuzumab) monocLonal Antibody as Consolidation Therapy In CLL (GALACTIC) is a seamless phase II/III, multi-centre, randomised, controlled, open, parallel-group trial for patients with CLL who have recently responded to chemotherapy...
July 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744161/emerging-combination-therapies-for-the-management-of-multiple-myeloma-the-role-of-elotuzumab
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REVIEW
Wei-Chih Chen, Abraham S Kanate, Michael Craig, William P Petros, Lori A Hazlehurst
Treatment options for patients with multiple myeloma (MM) have increased during the past decade. Despite the significant advances, challenges remain on which combination strategies will provide the optimal response for any given patient. Defining optimal combination strategies and corresponding companion diagnostics, that will guide clinical decisions are required to target relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) in order to improve disease progression, survival and quality of life for patients with MM...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734795/monoclonal-antibodies-in-multiple-myeloma-a-new-wave-of-the-future
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REVIEW
Daniel W Sherbenou, Tomer M Mark, Peter Forsberg
In 2015, 2 monoclonal antibodies were approved for the treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), elotuzumab and daratumumab. Elotuzumab is a monoclonal IgG-κ antibody directed against SLAMF7 (signaling lymphocytic activation molecule F7), a cell surface receptor involved in natural killer cell activation. Daratumumab is a monoclonal IgG-κ antibody that binds to CD38, a transmembrane protein found on the surface of myeloma cells and responsible for cellular adhesion and ectoenzymatic activity...
June 27, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689664/global-regional-and-national-disease-burden-estimates-of-acute-lower-respiratory-infections-due-to-respiratory-syncytial-virus-in-young-children-in-2015-a-systematic-review-and-modelling-study
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Ting Shi, David A McAllister, Katherine L O'Brien, Eric A F Simoes, Shabir A Madhi, Bradford D Gessner, Fernando P Polack, Evelyn Balsells, Sozinho Acacio, Claudia Aguayo, Issifou Alassani, Asad Ali, Martin Antonio, Shally Awasthi, Juliet O Awori, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, Henry C Baggett, Vicky L Baillie, Angel Balmaseda, Alfredo Barahona, Sudha Basnet, Quique Bassat, Wilma Basualdo, Godfrey Bigogo, Louis Bont, Robert F Breiman, W Abdullah Brooks, Shobha Broor, Nigel Bruce, Dana Bruden, Philippe Buchy, Stuart Campbell, Phyllis Carosone-Link, Mandeep Chadha, James Chipeta, Monidarin Chou, Wilfrido Clara, Cheryl Cohen, Elizabeth de Cuellar, Duc-Anh Dang, Budragchaagiin Dash-Yandag, Maria Deloria-Knoll, Mukesh Dherani, Tekchheng Eap, Bernard E Ebruke, Marcela Echavarria, Carla Cecília de Freitas Lázaro Emediato, Rodrigo A Fasce, Daniel R Feikin, Luzhao Feng, Angela Gentile, Aubree Gordon, Doli Goswami, Sophie Goyet, Michelle Groome, Natasha Halasa, Siddhivinayak Hirve, Nusrat Homaira, Stephen R C Howie, Jorge Jara, Imane Jroundi, Cissy B Kartasasmita, Najwa Khuri-Bulos, Karen L Kotloff, Anand Krishnan, Romina Libster, Olga Lopez, Marilla G Lucero, Florencia Lucion, Socorro P Lupisan, Debora N Marcone, John P McCracken, Mario Mejia, Jennifer C Moisi, Joel M Montgomery, David P Moore, Cinta Moraleda, Jocelyn Moyes, Patrick Munywoki, Kuswandewi Mutyara, Mark P Nicol, D James Nokes, Pagbajabyn Nymadawa, Maria Tereza da Costa Oliveira, Histoshi Oshitani, Nitin Pandey, Gláucia Paranhos-Baccalà, Lia N Phillips, Valentina Sanchez Picot, Mustafizur Rahman, Mala Rakoto-Andrianarivelo, Zeba A Rasmussen, Barbara A Rath, Annick Robinson, Candice Romero, Graciela Russomando, Vahid Salimi, Pongpun Sawatwong, Nienke Scheltema, Brunhilde Schweiger, J Anthony G Scott, Phil Seidenberg, Kunling Shen, Rosalyn Singleton, Viviana Sotomayor, Tor A Strand, Agustinus Sutanto, Mariam Sylla, Milagritos D Tapia, Somsak Thamthitiwat, Elizabeth D Thomas, Rafal Tokarz, Claudia Turner, Marietjie Venter, Sunthareeya Waicharoen, Jianwei Wang, Wanitda Watthanaworawit, Lay-Myint Yoshida, Hongjie Yu, Heather J Zar, Harry Campbell, Harish Nair
BACKGROUND: We have previously estimated that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was associated with 22% of all episodes of (severe) acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) resulting in 55 000 to 199 000 deaths in children younger than 5 years in 2005. In the past 5 years, major research activity on RSV has yielded substantial new data from developing countries. With a considerably expanded dataset from a large international collaboration, we aimed to estimate the global incidence, hospital admission rate, and mortality from RSV-ALRI episodes in young children in 2015...
July 6, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674140/investigating-the-safety-and-activity-of-the-use-of-btt1023-timolumab-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-buteo-a-single-arm-two-stage-open-label-multi-centre-phase-ii-clinical-trial-protocol
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Katherine Arndtz, Margaret Corrigan, Anna Rowe, Amanda Kirkham, Darren Barton, Richard P Fox, Laura Llewellyn, Amrita Athwal, Manpreet Wilkhu, Yung-Yi Chen, Chris Weston, Amisha Desai, David H Adams, Gideon M Hirschfield
INTRODUCTION: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a progressive inflammatory liver disease characterised by relentless liver fibrosis and a high unmet need for new therapies. Preventing fibrosis represents an important area of interest in the development of vital new drugs. Vascular adhesion protein-1 (VAP-1) drives inflammation in liver disease, and provision of an antibody against VAP-1 blunts fibrosis in murine models of liver injury. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: BUTEO is a single-arm, two-stage, open-label, multi-centre, phase II clinical trial...
July 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662134/generation-of-monoclonal-pan-hemagglutinin-antibodies-for-the-quantification-of-multiple-strains-of-influenza
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Aziza P Manceur, Wei Zou, Anne Marcil, Eric Paquet, Christine Gadoury, Bozena Jaentschke, Xuguang Li, Emma Petiot, Yves Durocher, Jason Baardsnes, Manuel Rosa-Calatrava, Sven Ansorge, Amine A Kamen
Vaccination is the most effective course of action to prevent influenza. About 150 million doses of influenza vaccines were distributed for the 2015-2016 season in the USA alone according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccine dosage is calculated based on the concentration of hemagglutinin (HA), the main surface glycoprotein expressed by influenza which varies from strain to strain. Therefore yearly-updated strain-specific antibodies and calibrating antigens are required. Preparing these quantification reagents can take up to three months and significantly slows down the release of new vaccine lots...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661584/clinical-and-palliative-care-outcomes-for-patients-of-poor-performance-status-treated-with-antiprogrammed-death-1-monoclonal-antibodies-for-advanced-melanoma
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Annie Wong, Molly Williams, Donna Milne, Kortnye Morris, Peter Lau, Odette Spruyt, Sonia Fullerton, Grant McArthur
BACKGROUND: Antiprogrammed death-1 antibodies (anti-PD1) have response rates of 40% in metastatic melanoma. Patients with poor performance status (PS) were excluded from clinical trials, yet use of anti-PD1 is widespread in clinical practice. Literature regarding clinical and palliative care outcomes in patients with poor PS treated with anti-PD1 is lacking. METHODS: Retrospective review of outcomes for all patients with advanced melanoma treated with anti-PD1 between 2012 and June 2015 at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, a tertiary specialist cancer center in Australia...
June 29, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660479/nerve-growth-factor-antagonists-is-the-future-of-monoclonal-antibodies-becoming-clearer
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Bernard Bannwarth, Marie Kostine
Although there is an unmet need for pain medications that are both effective and safe, virtually no novel analgesics have been approved over the past two decades. In view of both experimental and clinical evidence of a major role for nerve growth factor (NGF) in the generation and maintenance of a wide range of pain states, the clinical development of humanised anti-nerve growth factor monoclonal antibodies (anti-NGF mAbs) aroused particular interest. However, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) placed a clinical hold on anti-NGF mAb clinical studies in late 2010, first because of reports of serious joint-related adverse events, and afterwards because of sympathetic nervous system safety concerns...
June 28, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655548/recent-advances-in-understanding-the-adaptive-immune-response-to-zika-virus-and-the-effect-of-previous-flavivirus-exposure
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REVIEW
Daniela V Andrade, Eva Harris
Zika virus (ZIKV) caused explosive epidemics across the Americas, starting in Brazil in 2015, and has been associated with severe manifestations such as microcephaly in babies born to infected mothers and Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. As the underlying mechanisms of pathogenesis remain largely unknown, diverse investigations have focused on a potential role for flavivirus cross-reactive antibodies in enhancing ZIKV infection. Antibody-dependent enhancement is especially concerning due to structural similarities between ZIKV and other flaviviruses, especially dengue virus (DENV), that co-circulate in areas affected by ZIKV...
June 26, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642818/nivolumab-as-salvage-treatment-in-a-patient-with-hiv-related-relapsed-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-and-liver-failure-with-encephalopathy
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Jose D Sandoval-Sus, Francis Mogollon-Duffo, Ankita Patel, Nathan Visweshwar, Damian A Laber, Richard Kim, Michael V Jagal
BACKGROUND: We report the first case to our knowledge of a patient with relapsed/refractory classical hodgkin lymphoma and liver failure with encephalopathy along with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome infection, successfully treated with nivolumab without major side effects and encouraging prolonged disease control. CASE PRESENTATION: In December 2015, at the time of the patient's progression from his Hodgkin lymphoma after fourth line treatment, he developed persistent fevers, abdominal distension, jaundice and worsening of his liver function tests...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642701/the-market-of-biopharmaceutical-medicines-a-snapshot-of-a-diverse-industrial-landscape
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Evelien Moorkens, Nicolas Meuwissen, Isabelle Huys, Paul Declerck, Arnold G Vulto, Steven Simoens
Background: Biopharmaceutical medicines represent a growing share of the global pharmaceutical market, and with many of these biopharmaceutical products facing loss of exclusivity rights, also biosimilars may now enter the biopharmaceutical market. Objectives: This study aims to identify and document which investment and development strategies are adopted by industrial players in the global biopharmaceutical market. Methods: A descriptive analysis was undertaken of the investment and development strategies of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies according to 2015 worldwide prescription drug sales...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632865/effect-of-first-line-chemotherapy-combined-with-cetuximab-or-bevacizumab-on-overall-survival-in-patients-with-kras-wild-type-advanced-or-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Alan P Venook, Donna Niedzwiecki, Heinz-Josef Lenz, Federico Innocenti, Briant Fruth, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt, Deborah Schrag, Claire Greene, Bert H O'Neil, James Norman Atkins, Scott Berry, Blase N Polite, Eileen M O'Reilly, Richard M Goldberg, Howard S Hochster, Richard L Schilsky, Monica M Bertagnolli, Anthony B El-Khoueiry, Peter Watson, Al B Benson, Daniel L Mulkerin, Robert J Mayer, Charles Blanke
Importance: Combining biologic monoclonal antibodies with chemotherapeutic cytotoxic drugs provides clinical benefit to patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer, but the optimal choice of the initial biologic therapy in previously untreated patients is unknown. Objective: To determine if the addition of cetuximab vs bevacizumab to the combination of leucovorin, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin (mFOLFOX6) regimen or the combination of leucovorin, fluorouracil, and irinotecan (FOLFIRI) regimen is superior as first-line therapy in advanced or metastatic KRAS wild-type (wt) colorectal cancer...
June 20, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619148/antigenic-diversity-of-brazilian-isolates-of-hobi-like-pestiviruses
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R K Dias, J F Cargnelutti, M N Weber, C W Canal, F V Bauermann, J F Ridpath, R Weiblen, E F Flores
Hobi-like viruses comprise an unclassified group of bovine pestiviruses related to bovine viral diarrhea virus 1 (BVDV-1) and 2 (BVDV-2). These viruses were originally identified in fetal bovine serum from Brazilian origin and, subsequently, isolated from diseased animals in several countries. Herein we performed an antigenic characterization of eight Brazilian HoBi-like viruses isolated from persistently infected (PI) animals and from gastroenteric disease (2007-2015). Phylogenetic analysis based on the 5' unstranslated region (UTR) clustered these viruses with other HoBi-like viruses from European and Asiatic origin...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606643/diagnostic-accuracy-of-a-rapid-e1-antigen-test-for-chikungunya-virus-infection-in-a-reference-setting
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Ralph Huits, Tamaki Okabayashi, Lieselotte Cnops, Barbara Barbé, Riemsdijk Van Den Berg, Koen Bartholomeeusen, Kevin K Ariën, Jan Jacobs, Emmanuel Bottieau, Emi E Nakayama, Tatsuo Shioda, Marjan Van Esbroeck
OBJECTIVES: Rapid diagnostic tests targeting virus-specific antigen could significantly enhance the diagnostic capacity for chikungunya virus infections. We evaluated the accuracy of an immunochromatographic antigen test for the diagnosis of chikungunya in a reference laboratory for arboviruses. METHODS: an immunochromatographic rapid test that uses mouse monoclonal antibodies as a tracer against the E1-envelope protein of chikungunya (ARKRAY, Inc. Kyoto, Japan) was evaluated...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597133/real-life-10-year-retention-rate-of-first-line-anti-tnf-drugs-for-inflammatory-arthritides-in-adult-and-juvenile-onset-populations-similarities-and-differences
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Ennio Giulio Favalli, Irene Pontikaki, Andrea Becciolini, Martina Biggioggero, Nicola Ughi, Micol Romano, Chiara Crotti, Maurizio Gattinara, Valeria Gerloni, Antonio Marchesoni, Pier Luigi Meroni
The aim of this study is to retrospectively analyze 10-year drug survival of first-line TNF inhibitor (TNFi) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients, comparing withdrawal rates and discontinuation pattern between adult- and juvenile-onset populations. RA, AS, PsA, and JIA patients treated with infliximab, etanercept, or adalimumab as first TNFi between 1999 and 2015 were extracted from a local registry. Drug survival up to 10-year follow-up was evaluated by the Kaplan-Meier method and compared according to age (adult vs juvenile onset), TNFi agent, and discontinuation reason by a stratified log-rank test...
August 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587380/a-meta-analysis-to-determine-the-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-anti-b-cell-monoclonal-antibodies-in-multiple-sclerosis
#19
Qinfang Xie, Xiaoling Li, Jingjie Sun, Boyao Yuan, Yijun Li, Lijuan Wang, Manxia Wang
The present study performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients to evaluate the efficacy and safety of anti-B-cell monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). To the best of our knowledge, no previous meta-analysis has evaluated this. Relevant studies published until March 2015 were retrieved from the PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library using the following keywords: 'Clinical trial', 'randomized', 'multiple sclerosis' or 'MS' and 'monoclonal antibodies' or 'mAbs'. Two authors independently selected the articles and extracted the data...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579726/inpatient-antineoplastic-medication-administration-and-associated-drug-costs-institution-of-a-hospital-policy-limiting-inpatient-administration
#20
Alexandra E Foster, David J Reeves
BACKGROUND: Cancer treatment costs are increasing; the global cost of antineoplastic medications rose to $83.7 billion in 2015. As a result, it is imperative for institutions to implement cost-saving strategies and to maximize reimbursement for costly medications such as antineoplastic drugs. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the necessity and drug costs of administering antineoplastic medications in the inpatient setting and explore savings associated with the 2013 implementation of an institutional policy that defined criteria necessitating inpatient administration of antineoplastic medication...
June 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
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