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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353171/microcystin-lr-nanobody-screening-from-an-alpaca-phage-display-nanobody-library-and-its-expression-and-application
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Chongxin Xu, Ying Yang, Liwen Liu, Jianhong Li, Xiaoqin Liu, Xiao Zhang, Yuan Liu, Cunzheng Zhang, Xianjin Liu
Microcystin-LR (MC-LR) is a type of biotoxin that pollutes the ecological environment and food. The study aimed to obtain new nanobodies from phage nanobody library for determination of MC-LR. The toxin was conjugated to keyhole limpet haemocyanin (KLH) and bovine serum albumin (BSA), respectively, then the conjugates were used as coated antigens for enrichment (coated MC-LR-KLH) and screening (coated MC-LR-BSA) of MC-LR phage nanobodies from an alpaca phage display nanobody library. The antigen-specific phage particles were enriched effectively with four rounds of biopanning...
January 17, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352732/long-term-effects-of-crizotinib-in-alk-positive-tumors-excluding-nsclc-a-phase-1b-open-label-study
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Carlo Gambacorti-Passerini, Sergey Orlov, Li Zhang, Fadi Braiteh, Huiqiang Huang, Taito Esaki, Keizo Horibe, Jin-Seok Ahn, Joseph T Beck, William Jeffrey Edenfield, Yuankai Shi, Matthew Taylor, Kenji Tamura, Brian A Van Tine, Shang-Ju Wu, Jolanda Paolini, Paulina Selaru, Tae Min Kim
Crizotinib, an inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), MET, and ROS1, is approved for treatment of patients with ALK-positive or ROS1-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, ALK rearrangements are also implicated in other malignancies, including anaplastic large-cell lymphoma and inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs). In this ongoing, multicenter, single-arm, open-label phase 1b study (PROFILE 1013; NCT01121588), patients with ALK-positive advanced malignancies other than NSCLC were to receive a starting dose of crizotinib 250 mg twice daily...
January 20, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348729/panax-ginseng-exerts-antidepressant-like-effects-by-suppressing-neuroinflammatory-response-and-upregulating-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-signaling-in-the-amygdala
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Jong Hee Choi, Min Jung Lee, Minhee Jang, Hak-Jae Kim, Sanghyun Lee, Sang Won Lee, Young Ock Kim, Ik-Hyun Cho
Background: Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed neuropsychiatric diseases, but the underlying mechanism and medicine are not well-known. Although Panax ginseng has been reported to exert protective effects in various neurological studies, little information is available regarding its antidepressant effects. Methods: Here, we examined the antidepressant effect and underlying mechanism of P. ginseng extract (PGE) in a chronic restraint stress (CRS)-induced depression model in mice...
January 2018: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341412/3d-neuromelanin-sensitive-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-substantia-nigra-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Shweta Prasad, Albert Stezin, Abhishek Lenka, Lija George, Jitender Saini, Ravi Yadav, Pramod Kumar Pal
BACKGROUND: To investigate the diagnostic utility of signal intensity measurement of the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) using three dimensional (3D) neuromelanin-sensitive 31MRI, for discrimination of patients with PD from healthy controls. METHODS: T1-weighted neuromelanin sensitive images of 16 patients with PD and 15 controls were quantitatively analyzed by placing circular 10mm2 regions of interest (ROI) over the central and lateral parts of bilateral SNc, and anterior to the cerebral aqueduct at 3 levels of the midbrain...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341165/histopathological-and-molecular-classification-of-colorectal-cancer-and-corresponding-peritoneal-metastases
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I Ubink, W J van Eden, P Snaebjornsson, N F M Kok, J van Kuik, W M U van Grevenstein, M M Laclé, J Sanders, R J A Fijneman, S G Elias, I H M Borel Rinkes, A G J Aalbers, O Kranenburg
BACKGROUND: Patients with colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis have a very poor prognosis. The recently developed consensus molecular subtype (CMS) classification of primary colorectal cancer categorizes tumours into four robust subtypes, which could guide subtype-targeted therapy. CMS4, also known as the mesenchymal subtype, has the greatest propensity to form distant metastases. CMS4 status and histopathological features of colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis were investigated in this study...
January 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336281/naive-and-effector-b-cell-subtypes-are-increased-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-polyps
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Dijana Miljkovic, Alkis Psaltis, Peter-John Wormald, Sarah Vreugde
BACKGROUND: Recent studies demonstrated that B cells and their chemoattractants are elevated in the nasal mucosa of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP). However, the presence of naive B cells and of plasmablasts and memory B-cell subsets in the mucosa and periphery of the same patient with CRS is yet to be characterized. OBJECTIVE: Here we sought to quantify naive, plasmablasts, and memory B cells in mucosal tissue and peripheral blood of patients with CRSwNP, patients with CRS without nasal polyps (CRSsNP), and control patients...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335091/repositioning-interprofessional-education-from-the-margins-to-the-centre-of-australian-health-professional-education-what-is-required
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Roger Dunston, Dawn Forman, Jill Thistlethwaite, Carole Steketee, Gary D Rogers, Monica Moran
Objective This paper examines the implementation and implications of four development and research initiatives, collectively titled the Curriculum Renewal Studies program (CRS), occurring over a 6-year period ending in 2015 and focusing on interprofessional education (IPE) within Australian pre-registration health professional education.Methods The CRS was developed as an action-focused and participatory program of studies. This research and development program used a mixed-methods approach. Structured survey, interviews and extensive documentary analyses were supplemented by semi-structured interviews, focus groups, large group consultations and consensus building methods...
January 16, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331046/prevalence-severity-and-risk-factors-for-acute-exacerbations-of-nasal-and-sinus-symptoms-by-chronic-rhinosinusitis-status
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Jordan R Kuiper, Annemarie G Hirsch, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Agnes S Sundaresan, Bruce K Tan, Robert P Schleimer, Robert C Kern, Walter F Stewart, Brian S Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Nasal and sinus symptoms (NSS) are common to many health conditions, including chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Few studies have investigated the occurrence and severity of, and risk factors for, acute exacerbations of NSS (AENSS) by CRS status (current, past, or never met European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis [EPOS] criteria for CRS). METHODS: Four seasonal questionnaires were mailed to a stratified random sample of Geisinger primary care patients...
January 13, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331025/multidimensional-endotypes-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-and-their-association-with-treatment-outcomes
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Bo Liao, Jin-Xin Liu, Zhi-Yong Li, Zhen Zhen, Ping-Ping Cao, Yin Yao, Xiao-Bo Long, Heng Wang, Yan Wang, Robert Schleimer, Zheng Liu
BACKGROUND: The expression of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is multidimensional. Disease heterogeneity in patients with CRS remains poorly understood. This study aimed to identify endotypes of CRS using cluster analysis by integrating multidimensional characteristics and to explore their association with treatment outcomes. METHODS: A total of 28 clinical variables and 39 mucosal cellular and molecular variables were analyzed using principal component analysis. Cluster analysis was performed on 246 prospectively recruited Chinese CRS patients with at least one-year post-operative follow-up...
January 13, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330211/olanzapine-based-triple-regimens-versus-neurokinin-1-receptor-antagonist-based-triple-regimens-in-preventing-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-associated-with-highly-emetogenic-chemotherapy-a-network-meta-analysis
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Zhonghan Zhang, Yaxiong Zhang, Gang Chen, Shaodong Hong, Yunpeng Yang, Wenfeng Fang, Fan Luo, Xi Chen, Yuxiang Ma, Yuanyuan Zhao, Jianhua Zhan, Cong Xue, Xue Hou, Ting Zhou, Shuxiang Ma, Fangfang Gao, Yan Huang, Likun Chen, Ningning Zhou, Hongyun Zhao, Li Zhang
BACKGROUND: The current antiemetic prophylaxis for patients treated with highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC) included the olanzapine-based triplet and neurokinin-1 receptor antagonists (NK-1RAs)-based triplet. However, which one shows better antiemetic effect remained unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We systematically reviewed 43 trials, involving 16,609 patients with HEC, which compared the following antiemetics at therapeutic dose range for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: olanzapine, aprepitant, casopitant, fosaprepitant, netupitant, and rolapitant...
January 12, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323796/treatment-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-dornase-alfa-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-systematic-review
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Gopi B Shah, Linde De Keyzer, Joy A Russell, Ashleigh Halderman
BACKGROUND: A major component of sputum in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is polymerized DNA, a byproduct of degraded neutrophils. Dornase alfa (dornase) selectively cleaves extracellular DNA and reduces the viscosity of sputum. It improves mucociliary clearance and pulmonary function. The benefit of dornase on CF-associated sinusitis is less clear. Therefore, the objective of this study was to systematically review the use of dornase on chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in CF patients. METHODS: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement was followed for this systematic review...
January 11, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321420/validity-of-the-pre-endoscopic-scoring-systems-for-the-prediction-of-the-failure-of-endoscopic-hemostasis-in-bleeding-gastroduodenal-peptic-ulcers
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Chikara Iino, Tadashi Shimoyama, Takasato Igarashi, Tomoyuki Aihara, Kentaro Ishii, Jyuichi Sakamoto, Hiroshi Tono, Shinsaku Fukuda
Background and Aim Although several pre-endoscopic scoring systems have been used to predict the mortality or the need for intervention for upper gastrointestinal bleeding, their usefulness to predict the failure of endoscopic hemostasis in bleeding gastroduodenal peptic ulcers has not yet been fully investigated. In this study, we evaluated the usefulness of the Glasgow-Blatchford score (GBS), the clinical Rockall score (CRS), and the AIMS65 score in predicting the failure of endoscopic hemostasis in patients with bleeding gastroduodenal peptic ulcers...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319936/submucosal-gland-mucus-strand-velocity-is-decreased-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Kiranya E Tipirneni, Shaoyan Zhang, Do-Yeon Cho, Jessica Grayson, Daniel F Skinner, Calvin Mackey, Lindsay Moore, Denzel Cole, Catherine G Banks, Bradford A Woodworth
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) may be initiated by innately impaired host defense mechanisms that predispose the upper airways to infection. Recent evidence suggests tethering of submucosal gland mucus strands represents an inciting event within cystic fibrosis (CF) airways, occurring prior to onset of chronic infection. Submucosal gland hypertrophy and defective mucociliary clearance (MCC) are present in actively inflamed sinuses, but mucus strand velocity may also be affected as a secondary event, further contributing to chronic disease...
January 10, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317595/hippocampal-metabolic-differences-implicate-distinctions-between-physical-and-psychological-stress-in-four-rat-models-of-depression
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Lanxiang Liu, Xinyu Zhou, Yuqing Zhang, Juncai Pu, Lining Yang, Shuai Yuan, Libo Zhao, Chanjun Zhou, Hanping Zhang, Peng Xie
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a heterogeneous and multi-factorial disorder, and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown. However, many studies have indicated that the molecular mechanisms underlying depression in response to different stress may differ. After screening, 28-30 rats were included in each model of depression (chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS); learned helplessness (LH); chronic restraint stress (CRS); or social defeat (SD)). Non-targeted gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was used to profile the metabolic changes in the hippocampus...
January 10, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316300/asthma-onset-pattern-and-patient-outcomes-in-a-chronic-rhinosinusitis-population
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Christopher Jones, Caroline P E Price, Ava R Weibman, Kevin C Welch, David B Conley, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Whitney W Stevens, Anju T Peters, Leslie Grammer, Alcina K Lidder, Robert P Schleimer, Robert C Kern, Bruce K Tan
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is strongly associated with comorbid asthma. This study compares early-onset and late-onset asthma in a CRS population using patient-reported and clinical characteristics. METHODS: At enrollment into a clinical registry, CRS patients completed the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), Asthma Control Test (ACT), mini-Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (miniAQLQ), the 29-item Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS-29), and medication use questionnaires...
January 5, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316282/are-multiple-sinus-cultures-necessary-during-sinus-surgery-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#16
Craig Miller, Greg E Davis
BACKGROUND: Multiple cultures are commonly obtained from different sinuses where purulence is encountered during endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). This brings into question the utility and necessity of obtaining multiple cultures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if multiple cultures obtained during a single case is informative in finding additional pathogens or if it is a redundant, cost-increasing practice. We hypothesized that multiple sinus cultures are necessary to identify the pathogens responsible for an individual's sinus disease...
January 5, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316159/safety-of-extraperitoneal-rectal-resection-and-ileo-or-colorectal-anastomosis-without-loop-ileostomy-in-patients-with-peritoneal-metastases-treated-with-crs-and-hipec
#17
Andreas Brandl, Wieland Raue, Felix Aigner, Maria Clara Arroyave, Johann Pratschke, Beate Rau
AIM: Extraperitoneal rectal resection combined with complete peritonectomy of the pelvis in patients with peritoneal metastases is associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality due to anastomotic leakage (AL). Therefore, many centers tend to perform loop ileostomy to reduce the clinical impact of AL. The aim of this study was to analyze the need for protective stoma creation in this patient group to avoid major complications and mortality in the case of AL. METHOD: We analyzed 53 patients who underwent extraperitoneal rectal resection from 409 consecutive patients treated with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) at our department between January 1997 and December 2016...
January 6, 2018: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313873/the-value-of-incorporating-personally-relevant-stimuli-into-consciousness-assessment-with-the-coma-recovery-scale-revised-a-pilot-study
#18
Jonas Stenberg, Alison K Godbolt, Marika C Möller
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether the use of personally relevant stimuli, for some tasks in the Coma Recovery Scale - Revised (CRS-R), generates more responses in patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness compared with neutral stimuli. DESIGN: Multiple single-case design. SUBJECTS: Three patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness recruited from an inpatient department at a regional brain injury rehabilitation clinic in Stockholm, Sweden...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313146/long-term-quality-of-life-after-cytoreductive-surgery-and-heated-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-for-pseudomyxoma-peritonei-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
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Adam T Stearns, Lee Malcomson, Grant Punnett, Haytham Abudeeb, Omer Aziz, Chelliah R Selvasekar, Paul E Fulford, Malcolm S Wilson, Andrew G Renehan, Sarah T O'Dwyer
BACKGROUND: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) are an established treatment for pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP), but it is a major surgical procedure and may be associated with long-term morbidity. To date, health-related quality-of-life (HRQL) data among survivors are lacking. METHODS: A two-period qualitative study investigated patients undergoing CRS-HIPEC for PMP at a national peritoneal tumor center between 2003 and 2011...
January 8, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306959/-unknown-title
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C Hopkins, R Hettige, A Soni-Jaiswal, R Lakhani, S Carrie, A Cervin, R Douglas, W J Fokkens, R Harvey, P W Hellings, A Leunig, V J Lund, C Philpott, T Smith, D Y Wang, L Rudmik
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Evaluating the effectiveness of treatments in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) have been limited by both a paucity of high quality randomised trials, and the heterogeneity of outcomes in those that have been reported. Core outcome sets (COS) are an agreed, standardized set of outcomes that should be measured and reported by future trials as a minimum and will facilitate future meta-analysis of trial results in systematic reviews (SRs). We set out to develop a core outcome set for interventions for adults with CRS...
January 7, 2018: Rhinology
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