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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328098/plasma-exchange-successfully-treated-macrophage-activation-syndrome-in-rheumatoid-factor-positive-polyarticular-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-with-combined-pneumonia
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Lianjie Shi, Fanlei Hu, Chuanhui Xu, Huaqun Zhu, Di Qie, Chuanjie Yuan, Yuhong Tao, Hanmin Liu
Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is one of the serious complications associated with rheumatic diseases, especially systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA). Here we describe a 9-year-old girl with rheumatoid factor (RF)-positive polyarticular JIA, not sJIA, combined with pneumonia who was successfully treated by plasma exchange. She was diagnosed with RF-positive polyarticular JIA based on positive RF and multiple joint swelling and tenderness 3 years ago. She was admitted in our hospital with myalgia for 2 days and a high fever for half a day...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327079/patterns-of-practice-in-community-mental-health-treatment-of-adult-depression
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Cara C Lewis, C Nathan Marti, Brigid R Marriott, Kelli Scott, David Ayer
OBJECTIVE: Community mental health therapists often endorse an eclectic orientation, but few studies reveal how therapists utilize elements of evidence-based psychotherapies. This study aimed to characterize treatment as usual patterns of practice among therapists treating depressed adults in community mental health settings. METHOD: Therapists (N = 165) from the USA's largest not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health services completed surveys assessing their demographics and practice element use with depressed adult clients...
March 22, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323624/conventional-or-natural-pharmacotherapy-and-the-prevalence-of-anxiety-and-depression-during-menopause
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Dorota Kopciuch, Anna Paczkowska, Tomasz Zaprutko, Michał Michalak, Elżbieta Nowakowska
Context • Psychoneurological symptoms are present in nearly all women in the perimenopausal period. Key elements of care in the period may include hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Alternatively, phytoestrogens, antidepressant pharmacotherapy, or a combination of hormonal and antidepressant therapies may be recommended. Objective • The study intended to verify whether women who are menopausal believe that a reduction in their symptoms of anxiety and depression depends on the type of pharmacotherapy used...
March 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319573/vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-maturation-stage-and-ki-67-index-are-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-pathologic-grade-of-ovarian-teratoma
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Masako Hongo-Kohama, Atsushi Kurata, Hirotsugu Hashimoto, Koji Fujita, Hajime Horiuchi, Toshitaka Nagao, Masahiko Kuroda
Although immature teratoma of the ovary is a rare disease, its pathologic grading, especially between low-grade (grade 1) and high-grade (grade 2 or 3) immature teratomas, is important for optimal therapy and prognosis. This grading, however, is currently solely dependent on quantitation of neuroepithelial components as judged by subjective assessments. As we have recently successfully studied the maturation of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in other organs using an h-caldesmon to α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) ratio, we decided to use this ratio to investigate a potential link between teratoma grade and SMC maturation, in combination with Ki-67 index...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292832/functional-organization-of-vestibulo-ocular-responses-in-abducens-motoneurons
#5
Haike Dietrich, Stefan Glasauer, Hans Straka
Vestibulo-ocular reflexes (VOR) are the dominating contributors to gaze stabilization in all vertebrates. During horizontal head movements, abducens motoneurons form the final element of the reflex arc that integrates visuo-vestibular inputs into temporally precise motor commands for the lateral rectus eye muscle. Here, we studied a possible differentiation of abducens motoneurons into subtypes by evaluating their morphology, discharge properties and synaptic pharmacology in semi-intact in vitro preparations of larval Xenopus laevis Extracellular nerve recordings during sinusoidal head motion revealed a continuum of resting rates and activation thresholds during vestibular stimulation...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292291/traditional-arabic-islamic-medicine-validation-and-empirical-assessment-of-a-conceptual-model-in-qatar
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Sara N AlRawi, Amal Khidir, Maha S Elnashar, Huda A Abdelrahim, Amal K Killawi, Maya M Hammoud, Michael D Fetters
BACKGROUND: Evidence indicates traditional medicine is no longer only used for the healthcare of the poor, its prevalence is also increasing in countries where allopathic medicine is predominant in the healthcare system. While these healing practices have been utilized for thousands of years in the Arabian Gulf, only recently has a theoretical model been developed illustrating the linkages and components of such practices articulated as Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine (TAIM). Despite previous theoretical work presenting development of the TAIM model, empirical support has been lacking...
March 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287131/separation-of-nuclear-isomers-for-cancer-therapeutic-radionuclides-based-on-nuclear-decay-after-effects
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R Bhardwaj, A van der Meer, S K Das, M de Bruin, J Gascon, H T Wolterbeek, A G Denkova, P Serra-Crespo
(177)Lu has sprung as a promising radionuclide for targeted therapy. The low soft tissue penetration of its β(-) emission results in very efficient energy deposition in small-size tumours. Because of this, (177)Lu is used in the treatment of neuroendocrine tumours and is also clinically approved for prostate cancer therapy. In this work, we report a separation method that achieves the challenging separation of the physically and chemically identical nuclear isomers, (177m)Lu and (177)Lu. The separation method combines the nuclear after-effects of the nuclear decay, the use of a very stable chemical complex and a chromatographic separation...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286727/a-novel-combination-of-four-flavonoids-derived-from-astragali-radix-relieves-the-symptoms-of-cyclophosphamide-induced-anemic-rats
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Li Zhang, Amy G W Gong, Kashif Riaz, Jun Y Deng, Chih M Ho, Huang Q Lin, Tina T X Dong, Yi-Kuen Lee, Karl W K Tsim
By using a feedback system control scheme, the best combination of formononetin, ononin, calycosin, and calycosin-7-O-β-d-glucoside derived from Astragali Radix was shown to activate a hypoxia response element, a regulator for erythropoietin (EPO) transcription, in kidney fibroblast. In cyclophosphamide-induced anemic rats, the treatment of combined flavonoids, or EPO, improved the levels of red blood cells, white blood cells, hemoglobin, and hematocrit. In addition, the altered levels of antioxidant capacity, super oxidase dismutase, and malondialdehyde, triggered in anemic rats, were restored to control levels by the treatment of flavonoids...
March 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282575/sorafenib-combined-with-her-2-targeted-vaccination-can-promote-effective-t-cell-immunity-in-vivo
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Melek M E Sunay, Jeremy B Foote, James M Leatherman, Justin P Edwards, Todd D Armstrong, Christopher J Nirschl, Jessica Hicks, Leisha A Emens
The tumor microenvironment (TME) is established and maintained through complex interactions between tumor cells and host stromal elements. Therefore, therapies that target multiple cellular components of the tumor may be most effective. Sorafenib, a multi-kinase inhibitor, alters signaling pathways in both tumor cells and host stromal cells. Thus, we explored the potential immune-modulating effects of sorafenib in a murine HER-2-(neu) overexpressing breast tumor model alone and in combination with a HER-2 targeted granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)-secreting vaccine (3T3neuGM)...
March 7, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279217/hypofibrinolysis-in-diabetes-a-therapeutic-target-for-the-reduction-of-cardiovascular-risk
#10
REVIEW
Katherine Kearney, Darren Tomlinson, Kerrie Smith, Ramzi Ajjan
An enhanced thrombotic environment and premature atherosclerosis are key factors for the increased cardiovascular risk in diabetes. The occlusive vascular thrombus, formed secondary to interactions between platelets and coagulation proteins, is composed of a skeleton of fibrin fibres with cellular elements embedded in this network. Diabetes is characterised by quantitative and qualitative changes in coagulation proteins, which collectively increase resistance to fibrinolysis, consequently augmenting thrombosis risk...
March 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279202/systemic-administration-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-combined-with-parathyroid-hormone-therapy-synergistically-regenerates-multiple-rib-fractures
#11
Doron Cohn Yakubovich, Dmitriy Sheyn, Maxim Bez, Yeshai Schary, Eran Yalon, Afeef Sirhan, May Amira, Alin Yaya, Sandra De Mel, Xiaoyu Da, Shiran Ben-David, Wafa Tawackoli, Eric J Ley, Dan Gazit, Zulma Gazit, Gadi Pelled
BACKGROUND: A devastating condition that leads to trauma-related morbidity, multiple rib fractures, remain a serious unmet clinical need. Systemic administration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been shown to regenerate various tissues. We hypothesized that parathyroid hormone (PTH) therapy would enhance MSC homing and differentiation, ultimately leading to bone formation that would bridge rib fractures. METHODS: The combination of human MSCs (hMSCs) and a clinically relevant PTH dose was studied using immunosuppressed rats...
March 9, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277866/treatment-for-chronic-low-back-pain-the-focus-should-change-to-multimodal-management-that-reflects-the-underlying-pain-mechanisms
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Gerhard Müller-Schwefe, Bart Morlion, Karsten Ahlbeck, Eli Alon, Stefano Coaccioli, Flaminia Coluzzi, Frank Huygen, Wolfgang Jaksch, Eija Kalso, Magdalena Kocot-Kępska, Hans-Georg Kress, Ana Cristina Mangas, Cesar Margarit Ferri, Philippe Mavrocordatos, Andrew Nicolaou, Concepción Pérez Hernández, Joseph Pergolizzi, Michael Schäfer, Patrick Sichère
Chronic low back pain: Chronic pain is the most common cause for people to utilize healthcare resources and has a considerable impact upon patients' lives. The most prevalent chronic pain condition is chronic low back pain (CLBP). CLBP may be nociceptive or neuropathic, or may incorporate both components. The presence of a neuropathic component is associated with more intense pain of longer duration, and a higher prevalence of co-morbidities. However, many physicians' knowledge of chronic pain mechanisms is currently limited and there are no universally accepted treatment guidelines, so the condition is not particularly well managed...
March 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270364/new-frontiers-in-the-therapy-of-primary-immunodeficiency-from-gene-addition-to-gene-editing
#13
REVIEW
Donald B Kohn, Caroline Y Kuo
The most severe primary immune deficiency diseases (PIDs) have been successfully treated with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for more than 4 decades. However, such transplantations have the best outcomes when there is a well-matched donor available because immune complications, such as graft-versus-host disease, are greater without a matched sibling donor. Gene therapy has been developed as a method to perform autologous transplantations of a patient's own stem cells that are genetically corrected...
March 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269582/progressive-abduction-loading-therapy-targeting-flexion-synergy-to-regain-reaching-function-in-chronic-stroke-preliminary-results-from-an-rct
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Michael D Ellis, Carolina Carmona, Justin Drogos, Stuart Traxel, Julius P A Dewald
Reaching function is impaired following stroke due to abnormal coupling of shoulder abduction and elbow flexion. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as flexion synergy, loss of independent joint control, or impaired joint individuation. We have been successful in treating individuals with chronic stroke with moderate to severe motor impairments through the employment of targeted rehabilitation robotics and identified progressive abduction loading as a key element to the rehabilitation of reaching. Here we expand upon the investigation of progressive abduction loading therapy by testing two variants of the exercise in a larger sample and including a 3-month follow-up...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264426/the-combination-of-blueberry-juice-and-probiotics-ameliorate-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash-by-affecting-srebp-1c-pnpla-3-pathway-via-ppar-%C3%AE
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Tingting Ren, Juanjuan Zhu, Lili Zhu, Mingliang Cheng
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is liver inflammation and a major threat to public health. Several pharmaceutical agents have been used for NASH therapy but their high-rate side effects limit the use. Blueberry juice and probiotics (BP) have anti-inflammation and antibacterial properties, and may be potential candidates for NASH therapy. To understand the molecular mechanism, Sprague Dawley rats were used to create NASH models and received different treatments. Liver tissues were examined using HE (hematoxylin and eosin) and ORO (Oil Red O) stain, and serum biochemical indices were measured...
February 27, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252553/interactions-from-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-patients-with-melanoma
#16
Carmen Loquai, Irene Schmidtmann, Marlene Garzarolli, Martin Kaatz, Katharina C Kähler, Peter Kurschat, Frank Meiss, Oliver Micke, Ralph Muecke, Karsten Muenstedt, Dorothee Nashan, Annette Stein, Christoph Stoll, Dagmar Dechent, Jutta Huebner
Biological-based (BbCAM) methods from complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) may interact with cancer treatments, reduce efficacy, or enhance adverse effects. Although CAM usage has been evaluated well in other cancer entities, data on melanoma patients are still missing. The aim of this study was to determine CAM usage of melanoma patients using a standardized questionnaire to identify potential interactions with established and new systemic melanoma therapies. This multicenter study was carried out in seven German skin cancer centers...
March 1, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240760/focal-muscle-vibration-and-progressive-modular-rebalancing-with-neurokinetic-facilitations-in-post-stroke-recovery-of-upper-limb
#17
C Celletti, E Sinibaldi, F Pierelli, G Monari, F Camerota
BACKGROUND: Stroke is one of the leading causes for disability worldwide. Exercise therapy is a key element of stroke rehabilitation but no evidence are present in literature. Moreover recently focal muscle vibrationis described as a useful therapeutic approach in the post stroke recovery. In this study the efficacy of the vibration therapy in association to progressive modular re balancing rehabilitative approach has been evaluated and compared to the conventional therapy alone and associated to the muscle vibration...
January 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227837/progressive-abduction-loading-therapy-targeting-flexion-synergy-to-regain-reaching-function-in-chronic-stroke-preliminary-results-from-an-rct
#18
Michael D Ellis, Carolina Carmona, Justin Drogos, Stuart Traxel, Julius P A Dewald, Michael D Ellis, Carolina Carmona, Justin Drogos, Stuart Traxel, Julius P A Dewald, Stuart Traxel, Michael D Ellis, Carolina Carmona, Julius P A Dewald, Justin Drogos
Reaching function is impaired following stroke due to abnormal coupling of shoulder abduction and elbow flexion. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as flexion synergy, loss of independent joint control, or impaired joint individuation. We have been successful in treating individuals with chronic stroke with moderate to severe motor impairments through the employment of targeted rehabilitation robotics and identified progressive abduction loading as a key element to the rehabilitation of reaching. Here we expand upon the investigation of progressive abduction loading therapy by testing two variants of the exercise in a larger sample and including a 3-month follow-up...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220928/malt-combined-motor-and-language-therapy-tool-for-brain-injury-patients-using-kinect
#19
Maitreyee Wairagkar, Rachel McCrindle, Holly Robson, Lotte Meteyard, Malcom Sperrin, Andy Smith, Moyra Pugh
BACKGROUND: The functional connectivity and structural proximity of elements of the language and motor systems result in frequent co-morbidity post brain injury. Although rehabilitation services are becoming increasingly multidisciplinary and "integrated", treatment for language and motor functions often occurs in isolation. Thus, behavioural therapies which promote neural reorganisation do not reflect the high intersystem connectivity of the neurologically intact brain. As such, there is a pressing need for rehabilitation tools which better reflect and target the impaired cognitive networks...
February 21, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209726/therapeutic-targeting-of-the-pathological-triad-of-extrasynaptic-nmda-receptor-signaling-in-neurodegenerations
#20
REVIEW
Hilmar Bading
Activation of extrasynaptic N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors causes neurodegeneration and cell death. The disease mechanism involves a pathological triad consisting of mitochondrial dysfunction, loss of integrity of neuronal structures and connectivity, and disruption of excitation-transcription coupling caused by CREB (cyclic adenosine monophosphate-responsive element-binding protein) shut-off and nuclear accumulation of class IIa histone deacetylases. Interdependency within the triad fuels an accelerating disease progression that culminates in failure of mitochondrial energy production and cell loss...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
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