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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549484/the-effects-of-a-psychological-intervention-directed-at-optimizing-immune-function-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lemmy Schakel, Dieuwke S Veldhuijzen, Henriët van Middendorp, Corine Prins, Simone A Joosten, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Leo G Visser, Andrea W M Evers
BACKGROUND: Previous research has provided evidence for the link between psychological processes and psychophysiological health outcomes. Psychological interventions, such as face-to-face or online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and serious games aimed at improving health, have shown promising results in promoting health outcomes. Few studies so far, however, have examined whether Internet-based CBT combined with serious gaming elements is effective in modulating health outcomes. Moreover, studies often did not incorporate psychophysiological or immunological challenges in order to gain insight into physiological responses to real-life challenges after psychological interventions...
May 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544385/korean-red-ginseng-extract-enhances-the-anticancer-effects-of-sorafenib-through-abrogation-of-creb-and-c-jun-activation-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Chulwon Kim, Jong Hyun Lee, Seung Ho Baek, Jeong-Hyeon Ko, Dongwoo Nam, Kwang Seok Ahn
Although application of sorafenib in the treatment of human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remains one of the best examples of successful targeted therapy, majority of RCC patients suffer from its side effects as well as develop resistance to this targeted therapy. Thus, there is a need to promote novel alternative therapies for the treatment of RCC. In this study, we investigated whether Korean red ginseng extract (KRGE) could inhibit the proliferation and induce chemosensitization in human renal cancer cells...
May 22, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543862/stratifying-risk-in-the-prevention-of-recurrent-variceal-hemorrhage-results-of-an-individual-patient-meta-analysis
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Agustín Albillos, Javier Zamora, Javier Martínez, David Arroyo, Irfan Ahmad, Joaquin De-la-Peña, Juan-Carlos Garcia-Pagán, G H Lo, Shiv Sarin, Barjesh Sharma, Juan Abraldes, Jaime Bosch, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao
Endoscopic variceal ligation plus beta-blockers (EVL+BB) is currently recommended for variceal rebleeding prophylaxis, a recommendation that extends to all patients with cirrhosis with previous variceal bleeding irrespective of prognostic stage. Individualizing patient care is relevant and, in published studies on variceal rebleeding prophylaxis, there is a lack of information regarding response to therapy by prognostic stage. This study aimed at comparing EVL plus BB with monotherapy (EVL or BB) on all-source rebleeding and mortality in patients with cirrhosis and previous variceal bleeding stratified by cirrhosis severity (Child A vs...
May 25, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540239/the-impact-and-management-of-sexual-dysfunction-secondary-to-pharmacological-therapy-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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REVIEW
Jason Gandhi, Steven J Weissbart, Noel L Smith, Steven A Kaplan, Gautam Dagur, Anna Zumbo, Gargi Joshi, Sardar Ali Khan
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is one of the most common genitourinary complications in men over 50 years of age and typically presents with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Classes of medications include α1-adrenoceptor blockers, 5α-reductase inhibitors, and phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors. Today, α1-adrenoceptor blockers and 5α-reductase inhibitors are often combined to give a synergistic effect. A review of the current literature identified several adverse sexual side effects, including erectile dysfunction (ED), decreased libido, orgasmic disorders, and ejaculatory disorders...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530279/bifunctional-antimicrobial-conjugates-and-hybrid-antimicrobials
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REVIEW
P Klahn, M Brönstrup
Covering: up to the end of 2016Novel antimicrobial drugs are continuously needed to counteract bacterial resistance development. An innovative molecular design strategy for novel antibiotic drugs is based on the hybridization of an antibiotic with a second functional entity. Such conjugates can be grouped into two major categories. In the first category (antimicrobial hybrids), both functional elements of the hybrid exert antimicrobial activity. Due to the dual targeting, resistance development can be significantly impaired, the pharmacokinetic properties can be superior compared to combination therapies with the single antibiotics, and the antibacterial potency is often enhanced in a synergistic manner...
May 22, 2017: Natural Product Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529904/mini-review-of-conventional-and-hypofractionated-radiation-therapy-combined-with-immunotherapy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Allison M Campbell, Roy H Decker
A successful antitumoral response requires immunological activation as well as an antigenic pool capable of stimulating both the innate and the adaptive immune system. Recent advances in immunotherapy have been aimed at boosting the activation status of the innate and adaptive immune system, including cytokine administration, monoclonal antibodies engineered to target high yield elements in oncogenic signaling pathways, cancer vaccines, and checkpoint inhibitors. Herein, we examine the ways that radiation therapy induced cell death provides a pool of stimulus antigen, and draw parallels from the immunobiology of autoimmunity to explore how the immunogenicity of antigen derived from radiation-induced cell death might augment the antitumoral response...
April 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529506/roles-of-regulatory-rnas-for-antibiotic-resistance-in-bacteria-and-their-potential-value-as-novel-drug-targets
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REVIEW
Petra Dersch, Muna A Khan, Sabrina Mühlen, Boris Görke
The emergence of antibiotic resistance mechanisms among bacterial pathogens increases the demand for novel treatment strategies. Lately, the contribution of non-coding RNAs to antibiotic resistance and their potential value as drug targets became evident. RNA attenuator elements in mRNA leader regions couple expression of resistance genes to the presence of the cognate antibiotic. Trans-encoded small RNAs (sRNAs) modulate antibiotic tolerance by base-pairing with mRNAs encoding functions important for resistance such as metabolic enzymes, drug efflux pumps, or transport proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526612/histomorphological-observation-of-surgical-debridement-combined-with-negative-pressure-therapy-in-treatment-of-diabetic-foot
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Jiao-Yun Dong, Fei Song, Chun Qing, Shu-Liang Lu
PURPOSE: To further study the mechanism of epithelization on the fascia side of the flap after surgical incision and the treatment of the negative pressure therapy. METHODS: With the patients' informed consent, parts of tissue samples were obtained from a 51-year-old diabetic patient who was suffering lower extremity ulcers. The samples were processed with hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining and Masson trichrome staining. The keratin 19, keratin 15 and carcino-embryonic antigen (CEA) were immunohistochemically detected...
April 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523260/combination-therapy-of-raloxifene-and-alendronate-for-treatment-of-osteoporosis-in-elderly-women
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Mi Jung Um, Eun A Cho, Hyuk Jung
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of the combination of raloxifene and alendronate with those of monotherapies in elderly women with osteoporosis. METHODS: Sixty-two postmenopausal women (mean age 63.5 ± 0.5 years) attending gynecologic osteoporosis clinics with established osteoporosis were randomly allocated to one of four treatment groups and monitored for 3 years. All patients enrolled in this study, including those in the control group (n = 14), received 1...
April 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521118/automated-cassette-based-production-of-high-specific-activity-203-212-pb-peptide-based-theranostic-radiopharmaceuticals-for-image-guided-radionuclide-therapy-for-cancer
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Mengshi Li, Xiuli Zhang, Thomas P Quinn, Dongyoul Lee, Dijie Liu, Falk Kunkel, Brian E Zimmerman, Daniel McAlister, Keith Olewein, Yusuf Menda, Saed Mirzadeh, Roy Copping, Frances L Johnson, Michael K Schultz
A method for preparation of Pb-212 and Pb-203 labeled chelator-modified peptide-based radiopharmaceuticals for cancer imaging and radionuclide therapy has been developed and adapted for automated clinical production. Pre-concentration and isolation of radioactive Pb2+ from interfering metals in dilute hydrochloric acid was optimized using a commercially-available Pb-specific chromatography resin packed in disposable plastic columns. The pre-concentrated radioactive Pb2+ is eluted in NaOAc buffer directly to the reaction vessel containing chelator-modified peptides...
May 10, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516157/survival-after-metastasectomy-for-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Vaibhav Patel, Ana Collazo Lorduy, Aaron Stern, Omar Fahmy, Rachel Pinotti, Matthew D Galsky, Georgios Gakis
Background: Cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy is standard treatment for metastatic urothelial carcinoma; however, the vast majority of patients experience disease progression. As systemic therapy alone is rarely curative for the treatment of metastatic urothelial cancer, not only are new therapies needed but also refinement of general treatment principles. Herein, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the role of metastasectomy in metastatic urothelial carcinoma. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of the literature regarding local treatment for metastatic urothelial carcinoma...
April 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512996/zl006-promotes-migration-and-differentiation-of-transplanted-neural-stem-cells-in-male-rats-after-stroke
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Dong-Liang Wang, Xiao-Dan Qian, Yu-Hui Lin, Bin-Bin Tian, Hai-Ying Liang, Lei Chang, Hai-Yin Wu, Dong-Ya Zhu, Chun-Xia Luo
New strategies must be developed to resolve the problems of stroke treatment. In recent years, stem cell-based therapy after stroke has come into the public and academic lens. Previously we have shown that uncoupling neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) from the postsynaptic density protein-95 (PSD-95) by ZL006, a small molecular compound, can ameliorate ischemic damage and promote neuronal differentiation of endogenous neural stem cells (NSCs) in focal cerebral ischemic male rats. In this study, we transplanted exogenous NSCs into the ipsilateral hemisphere of male rats in combination with ZL006 treatment after ischemic stroke...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499295/-tympanoplasty-news-and-new-perspectives
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Marcus Neudert, Thomas Zahnert
Techniques and biomaterials for reconstructive middle ear surgery are under steady, ongoing development. At the same time, clinical post-surgery results are evaluated to determine success or failure of the therapy. Routine quality assessment and assurance is of growing importance in the medical field, and therefore also in middle ear surgery. The exact definition and acquisition of outcome parameters is essential for both a comprehensive and detailed quality assurance. These parameters are not the audiological results alone, but also additional individual parameters which influence the postoperative outcome after tympanoplasty...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497396/progressive-muscle-relaxation-combined-with-chinese-medicine-five-element-music-on-depression-for-cancer-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Juan Liao, Yu Wu, Yang Zhao, Yuan-Chen Zhao, Xu Zhang, Nan Zhao, Chun-Ging Lee, Yu-Fei Yang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of progressive muscle relaxation training (PMRT) combined with fifive elements music therapy of Chinese medicine (CM) for improving anxiety and depression of cancer patients. METHODS: From June 2015 to March 2016, 60 cancer patients were included into the study. The patients were randomly assigned to a control group and a treatment group by envelope randomization, receiving PMRT and PMRT plus CM five elements music therapy, respectively, for 8 weeks...
May 11, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494534/ferroptosis-a-novel-anti-tumor-action-for-cisplatin
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Jipeng Guo, Bingfei Xu, Qi Han, Hongxia Zhou, Yun Xia, Chongwen Gong, Xiaofang Dai, Zhenyu Li, Gang Wu
Purpose: Ferroptosis is a new mode of regulated cell death, which is completely distinct from other cell death modes based on morphological, biochemical, and genetic criteria. This study evaluated the therapeutic role of ferroptosis in classic chemotherapy drugs, including the underlying mechanism. Materials and Methods: Cell viability was detected by using the Methylthiazoltetrazlium dye uptake method. RNAi was used to knockout iron-responsive element binding protein 2, and PCR, western blot was used to evaluate the efficiency...
May 10, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484230/an-all-in-one-tet-on-3g-inducible-piggybac-system-for-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-derivatives
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Lauren N Randolph, Xiaoping Bao, Chikai Zhou, Xiaojun Lian
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) offer tremendous promise in tissue engineering and cell-based therapies due to their unique combination of two properties: pluripotency and unlimited proliferative capacity. However, directed differentiation of hPSCs to clinically relevant cell lineages is needed to achieve the goal of hPSC-based therapies. This requires a deep understanding of how cell signaling pathways converge on the nucleus to control differentiation and the ability to dissect gene function in a temporal manner...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483044/osteomyelitis
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REVIEW
Steven K Schmitt
Osteomyelitis is an ancient disease with varied pathophysiology. The several clinical syndromes associated with bone infection have specific clinical presentations and microbiology. Successful recognition and management of the disease requires a knowledge of these mechanisms and the organisms most common in each. Diagnosis is made by a combination of clinical examination, supportive blood testing, and appropriate radiography. With these elements in place, patient presentation can be placed in the framework of a staging system, which often helps to suggest the appropriate mix of antimicrobial and surgical therapies...
June 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472938/exploring-generative-mechanisms-of-the-antiretroviral-adherence-club-intervention-using-the-realist-approach-a-scoping-review-of-research-based-antiretroviral-treatment-adherence-theories
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Ferdinand C Mukumbang, Sara Van Belle, Bruno Marchal, Brian van Wyk
BACKGROUND: Poor retention in care and non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to undermine the success of HIV treatment and care programmes across the world. There is a growing recognition that multifaceted interventions - application of two or more adherence-enhancing strategies - may be useful to improve ART adherence and retention in care among people living with HIV/AIDS. Empirical evidence shows that multifaceted interventions produce better results than interventions based on a singular perspective...
May 4, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440486/synergistic-antitumor-effects-of-cdk-inhibitor-sns%C3%A2-032-and-an-oncolytic-adenovirus-co%C3%A2-expressing-trail-and-smac-in-pancreatic-cancer
#19
Yun Ge, Wen Lei, Yingyu Ma, Yigang Wang, Buyun Wei, Xiaoyi Chen, Guoqing Ru, Xianglei He, Xiaozhou Mou, Shibing Wang
Gene therapy using oncolytic adenoviruses is a novel approach for human cancer therapeutics. The current study aimed to investigate whether the combined use of an adenovirus expressing tumor necrosis factor‑related apoptosis‑inducing ligand (TRAIL) and second mitochondria‑derived activator of caspase (Smac) upon caspase activation (ZD55‑TRAIL‑IETD‑Smac) and cyclin‑dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor SNS‑032 will synergistically reinforce their anti‑pancreatic cancer activities. The experiments in vitro demonstrated that SNS‑032 enhances ZD55‑TRAIL‑IETD‑Smac‑induced apoptosis and causes marked pancreatic cancer cell death...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436486/muscle-wasting-and-cachexia-in-heart-failure-mechanisms-and-therapies
#20
REVIEW
Stephan von Haehling, Nicole Ebner, Marcelo R Dos Santos, Jochen Springer, Stefan D Anker
Body wasting is a serious complication that affects a large proportion of patients with heart failure. Muscle wasting, also known as sarcopenia, is the loss of muscle mass and strength, whereas cachexia describes loss of weight. After reaching guideline-recommended doses of heart failure therapies, the most promising approach to treating body wasting seems to be combined therapy that includes exercise, nutritional counselling, and drug treatment. Nutritional considerations include avoiding excessive salt and fluid intake, and replenishment of deficiencies in trace elements...
June 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
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