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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245070/blood-brain-barrier-permeability-and-neuroprotective-effects-of-three-main-alkaloids-from-the-fruits-of-euodia-rutaecarpa-with-mdck-phamdr-cell-monolayer-and-pc12-cell-line
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Yi-Nan Zhang, Yan-Fang Yang, Xiu-Wei Yang
The fruits of Euodia rutaecarpa (Euodiae Fructus, EF), the widely used traditional Chinese medicine, have various central nervous system effects. Alkaloids following as evodiamine (EDM), rutaecarpine (RCP) and dehydroevodiamine (DEDM) are the major substances in EF. The MDCK-pHaMDR cell monolayer model was utilized as a blood-brain barrier (BBB) surrogate model to study their BBB permeability. The transport samples were analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography and the apparent permeability coefficients (Papp) were calculated...
December 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244997/beliefs-and-determinants-of-use-of-traditional-complementary-alternative-medicine-in-pediatric-patients-who-undergo-treatment-for-cancer-in-south-america
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Valeria Rocha, Elena J Ladas, Meiko Lin, Walter Cacciavillano, Elizabeth Ginn, Kara M Kelly, Guillermo Chantada, Luis Castillo
Purpose The use of traditional complementary/alternative medicine (TCAM) among children with cancer has been well documented. South America has a rich history of traditional healers and medicinal resources; however, little is known about the use of TCAM among children with cancer. We sought to investigate patterns, beliefs, and determinants of TCAM use among South American children with cancer. Methods A cross-sectional survey was administered to 199 children treated for cancer at institutions located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244995/proceedings-of-the-strategy-meeting-for-the-development-of-an-international-consortium-for-chinese-medicine-and-cancer
#3
Jeffrey D White, Hongsheng Lin, Libin Jia, Roy S Wu, Stephen Lam, Jie Li, Jinhui Dou, Nagi Kumar, Lizhu Lin, Lixing Lao
On November 3, 2014, in Bethesda, MD, the Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Cancer Institute held a meeting to examine the potential utility and feasibility of establishing an international consortium for Chinese medicine and cancer. There is significant interest in the West in using components of Chinese medicine (CM) -such as botanicals and herbal medicines, acupuncture and acupressure, and qigong-in the field of oncology, as potential anticancer agents, for symptom management, and to improve quality of life...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244994/do-perceived-needs-affect-willingness-to-use-traditional-chinese-medicine-for-survivorship-care-among-chinese-cancer-survivors-a-cross-sectional-survey
#4
Lingyun Sun, Yufei Yang, Emily Vertosick, SungHwa Jo, Guilan Sun, Jun J Mao
Purpose We aimed to quantify Chinese cancer survivors' perceived needs for survivorship care and to evaluate whether these needs could impact their willingness to use traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Methods We conducted a cross-sectional survey with members of the Beijing Anti-Cancer Association in China. We measured perceived needs with the seven-item Brief Chinese Cancer Survivorship Needs Scale that assesses psychological, functional, nutritional, social, body image, pain, and symptom needs. The outcome variable was willingness to use TCM for survivorship care...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244989/global-use-of-traditional-and-complementary-medicine-in-childhood-cancer-a-systematic-review
#5
Caroline Diorio, Catherine G Lam, Elena J Ladas, Festus Njuguna, Glenn M Afungchwi, Katherine Taromina, Stacey Marjerrison
Purpose Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) strategies are commonly used in pediatric oncology. Patterns may vary based on country income. We systematically reviewed published studies describing T&CM use among pediatric oncology patients in low-income countries (LIC/LMIC), middle-income countries (UMIC), and high-income countries (HIC). Objectives included describing estimated prevalence of use, reasons for use, perceived effectiveness, modalities used, rates of disclosure, and reporting of delayed or abandoned treatment...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244967/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-wounds-current-standards-of-germany-s-initiative-for-chronic-wounds-e-v
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J Dissemond, A Bültemann, V Gerber, B Jäger, K Kröger, C Münter
The diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic wounds is an enormous challenge in various disciplines of medicine. These very complex processes usually involve several experts of different medical specialties with varying educational backgrounds. A necessary basis for consistent communication and documentation is the use of unambiguous nomenclature. Therefore, the board of the German wound association, Initiative for Chronic Wounds (ICW) e.V., has started to define various terms and procedures. An easy to remember algorithm, in the form of the ABCDE rule, has been developed for the structured diagnosis of chronic wounds...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244943/electrical-programming-of-soft-matter-using-temporally-varying-electrical-inputs-to-spatially-control-self-assembly
#7
Kun Yan, Yi Liu, Jitao Zhang, Santiago O Correa, Wu Shang, Cheng-Chieh Tsai, William E Bentley, Jana Shen, Giuliano Scarcelli, Christopher B Raub, Xiao-Wen Shi, Gregory F Payne
The growing importance of hydrogels in translational medicine has stimulated the development of top-down fabrication methods, yet often these methods lack the capabilities to generate the complex matrix architectures observed in biology. Here we show that temporally varying electrical signals can cue a self-assembling polysaccharide to controllably form a hydrogel with complex internal patterns. Evidence from theory and experiment indicate that internal structure emerges through a subtle interplay between: the electrical current which triggers self-assembly; and the electrical potential (or electric field) which recruits and appears to orient the polysaccharide chains at the growing gel front...
December 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244785/co-authorship-and-scientific-collaboration-networks-in-medwave
#8
Ibraín Enrique Corrales-Reyes
Scientific collaboration between researchers is one of the most important aspects in the evolution of science helping promote the quality of the studies that are carried out. In turn, it determines an increase in citations when research results are published in scholarly journals. It is interesting to explore the dynamics of scientific collaboration networks regarding co-authorship of scientific articles published in Medwave from January 2014 to September of 2017 and indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE. The largest collaboration networks occurred among authors Rada G, Corsi O and Peña J; and, at universities and healthcare centers level, in the Faculty of Medicine belonging to the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile located in Santiago, Chile...
December 15, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244755/doped-halloysite-nanotubes-for-use-in-the-3d-printing-of-medical-devices
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Jeffery A Weisman, Udayabhanu Jammalamadaka, Karthik Tappa, David K Mills
Previous studies have established halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) as viable nanocontainers capable of sustained release of a variety of antibiotics, corrosion agents, chemotherapeutics and growth factors either from their lumen or in outer surface coatings. Accordingly, halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) hold great promise as drug delivery carriers in the fields of pharmaceutical science and regenerative medicine. This study explored the potential of 3D printing drug doped HNT constructs. We used a model drug, gentamicin (GS) and polylactic acid (PLA) to fabricate GS releasing disks, beads, and pellets...
December 15, 2017: Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244753/identification-of-a-multicomponent-traditional-herbal-medicine-by-hplc-ms-and-electron-and-light-microscopy
#10
Ju-Han Liu, Yung-Yi Cheng, Chen-Hsi Hsieh, Tung-Hu Tsai
BACKGROUND: Commercial pharmaceutical herbal products have enabled people to take traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in a convenient and accessible form. However, the quantity and quality should be additionally inspected. To address the issue, a combination of chemical and physical inspection methods were developed to evaluate the amount of an herbal formula, Xiang-Sha-Liu-Jun-Zi-Tang (XSLJZT), in clinical TCM practice. METHODS: A high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) method with electrospray ionization was developed to measure the herbal biomarkers of guanosine, atractylenolide III, glycyrrhizic acid, dehydrocostus lactone, hesperidin, and oleanolic acid from XSLJZT...
December 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244717/femtograms-of-interferon-%C3%AE-suffice-to-modulate-the-behavior-of-jurkat-cells-a-new-light-in-immunomodulation
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Sara Castiglioni, Vincenzo Miranda, Alessandra Cazzaniga, Marilena Campanella, Michele Nichelatti, Marco Andena, Jeanette A M Maier
Since interferon-γ (IFN-γ) tunes both innate and adaptive immune systems, it was expected to enter clinical practice as an immunomodulatory drug. However, the use of IFN-γ has been limited by its dose-dependent side effects. Low-dose medicine, which is emerging as a novel strategy to treat diseases, might circumvent this restriction. Several clinical studies have proved the efficacy of therapies with a low dose of cytokines subjected to kinetic activation, while no in vitro data are available. To fill this gap, we investigated whether low concentrations, in the femtogram range, of kinetically activated IFN-γ modulate the behavior of Jurkat cells, a widely used experimental model that has importantly contributed to the present knowledge about T cell signaling...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244711/flavonoids-and-ellagitannins-characterization-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-phyllanthus-acuminatus-vahl
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Mirtha Navarro, Ileana Moreira, Elizabeth Arnaez, Silvia Quesada, Gabriela Azofeifa, Felipe Vargas, Diego Alvarado, Pei Chen
The phenolic composition of leaves from Phyllanthus acuminatus L., a plant commonly used in Costa Rica as traditional medicine, was studied using UPLC-ESI-MS on an enriched phenolic extract. A total of 20 phenolic compounds were identified, comprising eight flavonoids (two flavanones-pinocembrin isomers and six derivatives from apigenin, chrysin, quercetin, and kaempferol); seven ellagitannins, two flavan-3-ols (prodelphinidin B dimer and (epi)gallocatechin); and three phenolic acids (ellagic acid, trimethylellagic acid, and ferulic acid)...
December 15, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244631/initial-results-of-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-mobilization-collection-cryopreservation-and-engraftment-after-autologous-transplantation-confirm-that-the-capacity-building-approach-offers-good-chances-of-success-in-critical-contexts-a-kurdish-italian-cooperative
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Ignazio Majolino, Dereen Mohammed, Dastan Hassan, Francesco Ipsevich, Chra Abdullah, Rebar Mohammed, Angelo Palmas, Marco Possenti, Diana Noori, Dlir Ali, Harem Karem, Salah Salih, Michele Vacca, Claudia Del Fante, Angelo Ostuni, Andrea Frigato, Maria Speranza Massei, Annunziata Manna, Stefania Vasta, Marcela Gabriel, Marta Verna, Attilio Rovelli, Valentino Conter, Kosar Ali, Dosti Othman
Introduction At Hiwa Cancer Hospital (Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan) after the center was started by a cooperative project in June 2016, autologous transplantation was developed. Patients and Methods To develop the project, the capacity-building approach was adopted, with on-site training and coaching of personnel, educational meetings, lectures, on-the-job training, and the implementation of quality management planning. Results Here, we report initial results of peripheral-blood stem-cell mobilization and collection of the first 27 patients (age 12 to 61 years; 19 males and 8 females; multiple myeloma, n = 10; plasma cell leukemia, n = 1; Hodgkin lymphoma, n = 12; non-Hodgkin lymphoma, n = 3; and acute myeloid leukemia, n = 1)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244602/association-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-preoperative-tumor-volume-with-postsurgical-survival-time-in-dogs-with-primary-intracranial-glioma
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Jeffrey D MacLellan, Susan A Arnold, Aditya C Dave, Matthew A Hunt, G Elizabeth Pluhar
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between preoperative volume of primary intracranial gliomas in dogs as determined via MRI and survival time after surgical debulking and adjunctive immunotherapy. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. ANIMALS 47 client-owned dogs enrolled in clinical trials regarding glioma treatments. PROCEDURES Medical records of all dogs undergoing craniotomy at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medicine Center with histologically confirmed glioma between 2008 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed, and outcome data were collected...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244241/vitamin-d-and-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-review-based-on-data-free-of-hawthorne-effect
#15
Yanbo Zhang, Yunhui Gong, Hongmei Xue, Jingyuan Xiong, Guo Cheng
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is an increasingly prevalent disorder, associated with low blood vitamin D (VD) level. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relationship between VD and GDM. SEARCH STRATEGY: EMBASE, MEDLINE, Cochrane library and China Biology Medicine disc were searched till May 2017. The references of previous studies were screened. SELECTION CRITERIA: Observational studies on the relationship between VD and GDM free from Hawthorne effect and randomized controlled trials of VD supplementation during pregnancy for preventing or treating GDM were included...
December 15, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244002/higher-recall-in-metagenomic-sequence-classification-exploiting-overlapping-reads
#16
Samuele Girotto, Matteo Comin, Cinzia Pizzi
BACKGROUND: In recent years several different fields, such as ecology, medicine and microbiology, have experienced an unprecedented development due to the possibility of direct sequencing of microbioimic samples. Among problems that researchers in the field have to deal with, taxonomic classification of metagenomic reads is one of the most challenging. State of the art methods classify single reads with almost 100% precision. However, very often, the performance in terms of recall falls at about 50%...
December 6, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243998/adjacent-segment-disease-after-thoracic-pedicle-screw-fixation
#17
Nitin Agarwal, Robert F Heary, Prateek Agarwal
OBJECTIVE Pedicle screw fixation is a technique widely used to treat conditions ranging from spine deformity to fracture stabilization. Pedicle screws have been used traditionally in the lumbar spine; however, they are now being used with increasing frequency in the thoracic spine as a more favorable alternative to hooks, wires, or cables. Although safety concerns, such as the incidence of adjacent-segment disease (ASD) after cervical and lumbar fusions, have been reported, such issues in the thoracic spine have yet to be addressed thoroughly...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243989/clinical-application-of-detecting-21-gene-recurrence-score-in-predicating-prognosis-and-therapy-response-of-patients-with-breast-cancer-from-two-medical-centers
#18
Guodong Xiao, Jinying Meng, Jing Zhang, Gang Li, Ning Du, Sida Qin, Jichang Wang, Chongwen Xu, Hong Ren, Shou-Ching Tang, Xin Sun
To determine the most suitable strategy in treating patients with invasive breast cancer from Northwest China. Lower recurrence score (RS) correlated with lower recurrence ratio. Patients having a medium-high 21-gene RS who received adjuvant therapy presented lower recurrence risk. Younger patients having RS results (⩾31) tended to accept adjuvant therapy more often, however, those having intermediate RS results were inclined to wait and did not receive chemotherapy. These results suggested that RS-based precision medicine will allow individualized diagnosis and treatment, resulting in better outcomes and preserved medical resources...
November 26, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243960/what-can-behavioral-healthcare-learn-from-digital-medicine
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Brenda K Wiederhold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243943/roadmap-to-clinical-translation-insights-from-a-uk-regenerative-medicine-platform-workshop-on-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
#20
Curtis O Asante, Francesco Dazzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 15, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
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