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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090811/antibacterial-combination-therapy-using-co-3-cu-2-zn-2-and-pd-2-complexes-their-calf-thymus-dna-binding-studies
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Fatemeh Khosravi, Hassan Mansouri-Torshizi
Four Co(III)-, Cu(II)-, Zn(II)- and Pd(II)- based potent antibacterial complexes of formula K3[Co(ox)3].3H2O (I), [Cu(bpy)2Cl]Cl.5H2O (II), [Zn(bpy)3]Cl2 (III) and [Pd(bpy)2](NO3)2 (IV) (where ox is oxalate and bpy is 2,2'-bipyridine) were synthesized. They were characterized by elemental analyses, molar conductance measurements, UV-Vis, FT-IR, (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR spectra. These metal complexes were ordered in three combination series of I+II, I+II+III and I+II+III+IV. Antibacterial activity was tested for each of these four metal complexes and their combinations against gram positive and gram negative bacteria...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088698/metformin-enhancing-the-antitumor-efficacy-of-carboplatin-against-ehrlich-solid-carcinoma-grown-in-diabetic-mice-effect-on-igf-1-and-tumoral-expression-of-igf-1-receptors
#2
Dina M Abo-Elmatty, Eman A Ahmed, Mona K Tawfik, Seham A Helmy
Diabetes has been listed as a risk factor for various types of cancer. Cancer cell development can be promoted by increased levels of IGF-1 and hyperinsulinemia that are associated with diabetes type II. Metformin is an anti-diabetic agent and its potential antitumor impact has become the objective of numerous studies. In this vein, we hypothesize that using metformin in diabetes type II mice may synergistic with carboplatin for reducing the risk of cancer. Therefore, the study aimed to evaluate the in vivo antitumor activity of metformin against solid EAC tumor growth in female diabetic mice and its potential pro-apoptotic and anti-proliferative effects with clarification of its inconclusive biological mechanisms...
January 12, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072572/a-3d-time-reversal-cavity-for-the-focusing-of-high-intensity-ultrasound-pulses-over-a-large-volume
#3
J Robin, B Arnal, M Tanter, M Pernot
Shock wave ultrasound therapy techniques, increasingly used for non-invasive surgery, require extremely high pressure amplitudes in precise focal spots, and large high-power transducers arranged on a spherical shell are usually used to achieve that. This solution allows limited steering of the beam around the geometrical focus of the device at the cost of a large number of transducer elements, and the treatment of large and moving organs like the heart is challenging or impossible. This paper validates numerically and experimentally the possibility of using a time reversal cavity (TRC) for the same purpose...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067166/stem-cell-genetic-therapy-for-fanconi-anemia-a-new-hope
#4
Helmut Hanenberg, Katharina Roellecke, Constanze Wiek
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare inherited DNA disorder clinically characterized by congenital malformations, progressive bone marrow failure, and cancer susceptibility. Due to a strong survival advantage of spontaneously corrected 'normal' hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in a few patients, FA is considered a model disorder for genetic correction of autologous stem cells, where genetically corrected stem cells and their progeny have a strong in vivo selective advantage, ultimately leading to normal hematopoiesis...
January 9, 2017: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056565/characterization-of-aav-mediated-human-factor-viii-gene-therapy-in-hemophilia-a-mice
#5
Jenny A Greig, Qiang Wang, Amanda L Reicherter, Shu-Jen Chen, Alexandra L Hanlon, Christopher H Tipper, K Reed Clark, Samuel Wadsworth, Lili Wang, James M Wilson
Adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors are promising vehicles for hemophilia gene therapy, with favorable clinical trial data seen in the treatment of hemophilia B. In an effort to optimize the expression of human coagulation factor VIII (hFVIII) for the treatment of hemophilia A, we performed an extensive study with numerous combinations of liver-specific promoter and enhancer elements with a codon-optimized hFVIII transgene. After generating 42 variants of three reduced-size promoters and three small enhancers, transgene cassettes were packaged within a single AAV capsid, AAVrh10, to eliminate performance differences due to the capsid type...
January 5, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048345/su-d-brc-04-development-of-proton-tissue-equivalent-materials-for-calibration-and-dosimetry-studies
#6
E Olguin, S Flampouri, I Lipnharski, W Bolch
PURPOSE: To develop new proton tissue equivalent materials (PTEM), urethane and fiberglass based, for proton therapy calibration and dosimetry studies. Existing tissue equivalent plastics are applicable only for x-rays because they focus on matching mass attenuation coefficients. This study aims to create new plastics that match mass stopping powers for proton therapy applications instead. METHODS: New PTEMs were constructed using urethane and fiberglass resin materials for soft, fat, bone, and lung tissue...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039034/development-and-evaluation-of-a-novel-rt-qpcr-based-test-for-the-quantification-of-her2-gene-expression-in-breast-cancer
#7
Hicham El Hadi, Imane Abdellaoui-Maane, Denise Kottwitz, Manal El Amrani, Nadia Bouchoutrouch, Zineb Qmichou, Mehdi Karkouri, Hicham ElAttar, Hassan Errihani, Pedro L Fernandez, Youssef Bakri, Hassan Sefrioui, Abdeladim Moumen
Accurate measurement of Human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2) gene expression is central for breast or stomach cancer therapy orientation and prognosis. The current standards testing methods for HER2 expression are immunohistochemistry (IHC) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). In the current study, we explored the use of quantitative real time reverse transcription-PCR (RT-qPCR) as a potential method for the accurate relative quantification of the HER2 gene using formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) breast cancer biopsy samples...
December 28, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033467/multifunctional-metal-organic-framework-nanoprobe-for-cathepsin-b-activated-cancer-cell-imaging-and-chemo-photodynamic-therapy
#8
Jintong Liu, Lei Zhang, Jianping Lei, Hong Shen, Huangxian Ju
Integration of a photodynamic therapy platform with a drug-delivery system in a porous structure is an urgent challenge for enhanced anticancer therapy. Here, an amino-functionalized metal-organic framework (MOF), which is useful as efficient delivery vehicle for drugs and provides the -NH2 group for postsynthetic modification, is chosen and well-designed for cell imaging and chemo-photodynamic therapy. The multifunctional MOF nanoprobe was first assembled with camptothecine drug via noncovalent encapsulation and then bound with folic acid as the targeted element and chlorine e6 (Ce6)-labeled CaB substrate peptide as the recognition moiety and signal switch...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033201/right-ventricular-failure-post-lvad-implantation-corrected-with-biventricular-support-an-in-vitro-model
#9
Sajad Shehab, Sabine M Allida, Patricia M Davidson, Phillip J Newton, Desiree Robson, Paul C Jansz, Christopher S Hayward
Right ventricular failure after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation is associated with high mortality. Management remains limited to pharmacologic therapy and temporary mechanical support. Delayed right ventricular assist device (RVAD) support after LVAD implantation is associated with poorer outcomes. With the advent of miniaturized, durable, continuous flow ventricular assist device systems, chronic RVAD and biventricular assist device (BiVAD) support has been used with some success. The purpose of this study was to assess combined BiVAD and LVAD with delayed RVAD support within a four-elemental mock circulatory loop (MCL) simulating the human cardiovascular system...
January 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024279/a-review-of-the-literature-the-use-of-interactive-puppet-simulation-in-nursing-education-and-children-s-healthcare
#10
REVIEW
Ackland Tilbrook, Trudy Dwyer, Kerry Reid-Searl, Judi A Parson
The use of puppets in health care is emerging as a mode of simulation that combines elements of engaging with the child through play whilst at the same time providing education. This review examines the impact when nurses use play therapy or puppets as a simulation modality in nursing education and in the clinical paediatric nursing environment. Electronic search was conducted using CINAHL, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science and PsycINFO data bases, between 1980 and January 2015 with the combinations of play therapy; puppetry; nursing education; nursing; simulation; health professionals and puppets...
December 9, 2016: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019241/a-regenerative-approach-towards-recovering-the-mechanical-properties-of-degenerated-intervertebral-discs-genipin-and-platelet-rich-plasma-therapies
#11
Mohammad Nikkhoo, Jaw-Lin Wang, Masoud Abdollahi, Yu-Chun Hsu, Mohamad Parnianpour, Kinda Khalaf
Degenerative disc disease, associated with discrete structural changes in the peripheral annulus and vertebral endplate, is one of the most common pathological triggers of acute and chronic low back pain, significantly depreciating an individual's quality of life and instigating huge socioeconomic costs. Novel emerging therapeutic techniques are hence of great interest to both research and clinical communities alike. Exogenous crosslinking, such as Genipin, and platelet-rich plasma therapies have been recently demonstrated encouraging results for the repair and regeneration of degenerated discs, but there remains a knowledge gap regarding the quantitative degree of effectiveness and particular influence on the mechanical properties of the disc...
December 1, 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008631/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-the-management-of-chronic-refractory-pouchitis-with-an-evidence-based-treatment-algorithm
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REVIEW
J P Segal, N S Ding, G Worley, S Mclaughlin, S Preston, O D Faiz, S K Clark, A L Hart
BACKGROUND: Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) is considered the procedure of choice in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) refractory to medical therapy. The incidence of pouchitis is 40% at 5 years. Ten to 15% of patients with pouchitis experience chronic pouchitis. AIM: To determine the efficacy of medical therapies for the treatment of chronic refractory pouchitis in patients undergoing IPAA for UC. METHODS: A systematic computer-assisted search of the on-line bibliographic database MEDLINE and EMBASE was performed between 1966 and February 2016...
December 23, 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008141/chemoresistance-and-targeted-therapies-in-ovarian-and-endometrial-cancers
#13
REVIEW
Kevin Brasseur, Nicolas Gévry, Eric Asselin
Gynecological cancers are known for being very aggressive at their advanced stages. Indeed, the survival rate of both ovarian and endometrial cancers is very low when diagnosed lately and the success rate of current chemotherapy regimens is not very efficient. One of the main reasons for this low success rate is the acquired chemoresistance of these cancers during their progression. The mechanisms responsible for this acquired chemoresistance are numerous, including efflux pumps, repair mechanisms, survival pathways (PI3K/AKT, MAPK, EGFR, mTOR, estrogen signaling) and tumor suppressors (P53 and Par-4)...
December 19, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007720/robotic-i-v-medication-compounding-recommendations-from-the-international-community-of-apotecachemo-users
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Angela W Yaniv, Adam Orsborn, Joseph J Bonkowski, Lita Chew, Irene Krämer, Samuel Calabrese, Maria de la Paz Pacheco Ramos, Alessandro Palombi, Siew Woon Lim, Osama Tabbara, Carla Masini, Rudolf Schierl, Celestino Bufarini, Nate Peaty, Demis Paolucci
PURPOSE: The development of recommendations for advancing automated i.v. medication compounding is described. SUMMARY: Managing the shift from manual to robotic compounding of i.v. therapies requires an awareness of how automation affects practice and how to best implement robotics into current practice. An international panel of pharmacy professionals, researchers, and technology leaders with experience in i.v. robotics collaborated during a two-day meeting in August 2014 to define a general set of principles to broaden the understanding of the fundamental elements of robotic compounding worldwide...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999803/efficacy-of-external-beam-radiation-based-treatment-plus-locoregional-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-associated-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis
#15
Ming-Yang Chen, Yu-Chao Wang, Tsung-Han Wu, Chen-Fang Lee, Ting-Jung Wu, Hong-Shiue Chou, Ngan-Ming Tsang, Kun-Ming Chan, Wei-Chen Lee
Background. Portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) is a common event in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The optimal treatment for these patients remains controversial. Methods. A retrospective review of 149 patients who had unresectable HCC associated with PVTT between January 2005 and December 2012 was performed. Outcomes related to external beam radiation-based treatment were measured, and clinicopathological features and parameters affecting prognosis were analyzed as well. Results. The radiotherapeutic response of PVTT was an important element that affected the overall treatment response of HCC...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995523/in-vitro-modulation-of-trkb-receptor-signaling-upon-sequential-delivery-of-curcumin-dha-loaded-carriers-towards-promoting-neuronal-survival
#16
Luis P B Guerzoni, Valérie Nicolas, Angelina Angelova
PURPOSE: To in vitro investigate the capacity of carrier-free and lipid-nanoparticle (NP)-encapsulated phytochemical compounds to prevent neuronal damage through neurotrophin potentiating activities. Delivery of molecules promoting the neurotrophin receptor signaling in the central nervous system (CNS) present ongoing interest for combination therapy development. METHODS: Super-resolution Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscopy imaging and flow cytometry analysis were employed to study the expression of the neurotrophin TrkB receptor in a neuronal cell model, which is highly responsive to binding of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)...
December 19, 2016: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994480/combining-pain-therapy-with-lifestyle-the-role-of-personalized-nutrition-and-nutritional-supplements-according-to-the-simpar-feed-your-destiny-approach
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REVIEW
Manuela De Gregori, Carolina Muscoli, Michael E Schatman, Tiziana Stallone, Fabio Intelligente, Mariangela Rondanelli, Francesco Franceschi, Laura Isabel Arranz, Silvia Lorente-Cebrián, Maurizio Salamone, Sara Ilari, Inna Belfer, Massimo Allegri
Recently, attention to the lifestyle of patients has been rapidly increasing in the field of pain therapy, particularly with regard to the role of nutrition in pain development and its management. In this review, we summarize the latest findings on the role of nutrition and nutraceuticals, microbiome, obesity, soy, omega-3 fatty acids, and curcumin supplementation as key elements in modulating the efficacy of analgesic treatments, including opioids. These main topics were addressed during the first edition of the Study In Multidisciplinary Pain Research workshop: "FYD (Feed Your Destiny): Fighting Pain", held on April 7, 2016, in Rome, Italy, which was sponsored by a grant from the Italian Ministry of Instruction on "Nutraceuticals and Innovative Pharmacology"...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990246/feasibility-of-using-lokomat-combined-with-functional-electrical-stimulation-for-the-rehabilitation-of-foot-drop
#18
Christian B Laursen, Jørgen F Nielsen, Ole K Andersen, Erika G Spaich
This study investigated the clinical feasibility of combining the electromechanical gait trainer Lokomat with functional electrical therapy (LokoFET), stimulating the common peroneal nerve during the swing phase of the gait cycle to correct foot drop as an integrated part of gait therapy. Five patients with different acquired brain injuries trained with LokoFET 2-3 times a week for 3-4 weeks. Pre- and post-intervention evaluations were performed to quantify neurophysiological changes related to the patients' foot drop impairment during the swing phase of the gait cycle...
June 13, 2016: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989518/obesity-and-diabetes-as-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Ioannis A Voutsadakis
Colorectal carcinoma is one of the most prevalent cancer types for both men and women. Prognosis of the disease is mostly defined by the stage. Localized disease has a better prognosis especially in earlier stages I and II. In addition most patients with more advanced localized stage III disease are expected to survive with a combination of surgery and adjuvant treatments. Progress in treatment of metastatic disease has led to median survivals exceeding 2 years and a minority of oligometastatic patients may survive even longer or be cured with multimodality therapy...
December 13, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975361/-monastery-medicine-what-s-the-story-behind-it-what-s-reasonable-what-s-no-good
#20
Heike Will, Iris Eisenmann-Tappe
"Monastery medicine" refers to the traditional medieval European medicine, which was above all in the hands of monks and nuns. We warn against the uncritical application of the historical treatment recommendations, such as by Hildegard von Bingen, as herbal humoralpathological drugs are not always harmless. Modern phytotherapy, however, is well-founded in science. Combined with adapted monastic elements such as dietetics and regulative therapy, as the basis of a "new monastery medicine", it can be used as a supplement to academic medicine...
December 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
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