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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080974/how-the-heart-speaks-to-the-brain-neural-activity-during-cardiorespiratory-interoceptive-stimulation
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Mahlega S Hassanpour, Lirong Yan, Danny J J Wang, Rachel C Lapidus, Armen C Arevian, W Kyle Simmons, Jamie D Feusner, Sahib S Khalsa
Prominent theories emphasize key roles for the insular cortex in the central representation of interoceptive sensations, but how this brain region responds dynamically to changes in interoceptive state remains incompletely understood. Here, we systematically modulated cardiorespiratory sensations in humans using bolus infusions of isoproterenol, a rapidly acting peripheral beta-adrenergic agonist similar to adrenaline. To identify central neural processes underlying these parametrically modulated interoceptive states, we used pharmacological functional magnetic resonance imaging (phMRI) to simultaneously measure blood-oxygenation-level dependent (BOLD) and arterial spin labelling (ASL) signals in healthy participants...
November 19, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079878/a-complete-workflow-for-high-resolution-spectral-stitching-nanoelectrospray-direct-infusion-mass-spectrometry-based-metabolomics-and-lipidomics
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Andrew D Southam, Ralf J M Weber, Jasper Engel, Martin R Jones, Mark R Viant
Metabolomic and lipidomic studies measure and discover metabolic and lipid profiles in biological samples, enabling a better understanding of the metabolism of specific biological phenotypes. Accurate biological interpretations require high analytical reproducibility and sensitivity, and standardized and transparent data processing. Here we describe a complete workflow for nanoelectrospray ionization (nESI) direct-infusion mass spectrometry (DIMS) metabolomics and lipidomics. After metabolite and lipid extraction from tissues and biofluids, samples are directly infused into a high-resolution mass spectrometer (e...
February 2016: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079265/chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-in-hematologic-malignancies
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Brandon R Shank, Bryan Do, Adrienne Sevin, Sheree E Chen, Sattva S Neelapu, Sandra B Horowitz
Patients with B cell hematologic malignancies who progress through first or second line chemotherapy have a poor prognosis. Early clinical trials with autologous anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells have demonstrated promising results for patients who have relapsed or refractory disease. Lymphodepleting conditioning regimens including cyclophosphamide, fludarabine, pentostatin, bendamustine, interleukin-2, and total body irradiation are often administered prior to infusion of CAR T cells, allowing for greater T cell expansion...
January 12, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077047/extended-infusion-compared-to-standard-infusion-cefepime-as-empiric-treatment-of-febrile-neutropenia
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Rebekah H Wrenn, David Cluck, LeAnne Kennedy, Christopher Ohl, John C Williamson
Background Extended infusion (EI) dosing provides a longer time above the minimum inhibitory concentration, which is important for the clinical success of β-lactam antibiotics, especially for patients with impaired immunity. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility and clinical impact of administering cefepime by EI as treatment of febrile neutropenia. Methods This was a prospective, randomized, comparative pilot study. All patients received cefepime 2 g IV every 8 h, with the first dose administered using a 30-min infusion...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073042/rapid-infusions-of-human-normal-immunoglobulin-50g-l-are-safe-and-well-tolerated-in-immunodeficiencies-and-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Giuseppe Spadaro, Alessandra Vultaggio, A Alberto Bosi, Dietmar Reichert, Jan Janssen, Donatella Lamacchia, Liliana Nappi, Antonio Pecoraro, Cinzia Milito, Andrea Ferraro, Andrea Matucci, Francesca Bacchiarri, Valentina Carrai, Azra Hibbeler, Elisabet Speckman, Chiara Guarnieri, Serena Bongiovanni, Isabella Quinti
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is accepted as an effective and well-tolerated treatment for primary and secondary immunodeficiencies (ID) and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Adverse reactions of IVIg are usually mild, comprising transient flu-like symptoms, change in blood pressure and tachycardia. However IVIg therapy can be burdensome for both patients and healthcare facilities, since the infusion may take up to 4h to administer. The objective of our multicentre, prospective, open-label phase III trial was to evaluate the tolerability and safety of human normal immunoglobulin 50g/l (Ig VENA) at high intravenous infusion rates in adult patients with ID and ITP who had previously tolerated IVIg treatment, by progressively increasing infusion rate up to 8ml/kg/hr...
January 7, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070846/development-of-a-convenient-in-vitro-gel-diffusion-model-for-predicting-the-in-vivo-performance-of-subcutaneous-parenteral-formulations-of-large-and-small-molecules
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Dennis H Leung, Yash Kapoor, Candice Alleyne, Erika Walsh, Andrew Leithead, Bahanu Habulihaz, Gino M Salituro, Annette Bak, Timothy Rhodes
Parenteral delivery remains a compelling drug delivery route for both large- and small-molecule drugs and can bypass issues encountered with oral absorption. For injectable drug products, there is a strong patient preference for subcutaneous administration due to its convenience over intravenous infusion. However, in subcutaneous injection, in contrast to intravenous administration, the formulation is in contact with an extracellular matrix environment that behaves more like a gel than a fluid. This can impact the expected performance of a formulation...
January 9, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069098/bolus-dose-of-epinephrine-for-refractory-post-arrest-hypotension
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Michael Gottlieb
Post-cardiac arrest hypotension is associated with worse outcomes. However, a significant proportion of patients may not be responsive to intravenous (IV) fluids, and vasopressor infusions require significant time to initiate. This case series describes the successful use of a bolus dose of epinephrine to rapidly treat IV fluid refractory hypotension among three patients in the post-arrest period. A bolus dose of epinephrine may be considered as a treatment for post-arrest hypotension that does not respond to IV fluids, but further studies should be performed prior to routine use...
January 10, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063803/tamoxifen-and-ici-182-780-activate-hypothalamic-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-1-to-rapidly-facilitate-lordosis-in-female-rats
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Nathan Long, Bertha Long, Asma Mana, Dream Le, Lam Nguyen, Sima Chokr, Kevin Sinchak
In the female rat, sexual receptivity (lordosis) can be facilitated by sequential activation of estrogen receptor (ER) α and G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER) by estradiol. In the estradiol benzoate (EB) primed ovariectomized (OVX) rat, EB initially binds to ERα in the plasma membrane that complexes with and transactivates metabotropic glutamate receptor 1a to activate β-endorphin neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (ARH) that project to the medial preoptic nucleus (MPN). This activates MPN μ-opioid receptors (MOP), inhibiting lordosis...
January 4, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058561/percutaneous-peritoneal-lavage-for-the-rapid-staging-of-gastric-and-pancreatic-cancer
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Linda M Pak, Daniel G Coit, Anne A Eaton, Peter J Allen, Michael I D'Angelica, Ronald P DeMatteo, William R Jarnagin, Vivian E Strong, T Peter Kingham
BACKGROUND: Positive peritoneal cytology is classified as M1 disease in gastric and pancreatic cancer. While peritoneal cytology is typically obtained by laparoscopic peritoneal lavage, this study sought to examine the feasibility and safety of performing this percutaneously, with monitored anesthesia care and in combination with other diagnostic procedures to condense and expedite the staging process. METHODS: Patients with gastric or pancreatic cancer scheduled for laparoscopy with peritoneal lavage were prospectively enrolled to undergo intraoperative percutaneous peritoneal lavage prior to laparoscopic peritoneal lavage...
January 5, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057014/cocktail-treatment-with-egfr-specific-and-cd133-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cells-in-a-patient-with-advanced-cholangiocarcinoma
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Kai-Chao Feng, Ye-Lei Guo, Yang Liu, Han-Ren Dai, Yao Wang, Hai-Yan Lv, Jian-Hua Huang, Qing-Ming Yang, Wei-Dong Han
BACKGROUND: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is one of the most fatal malignant tumors with increasing incidence, mortality, and insensitivity to traditional chemo-radiotherapy and targeted therapy. Chimeric antigen receptor-modified T cell (CART) immunotherapy represents a novel strategy for the management of many malignancies. However, the potential of CART therapy in treating advanced unresectable/metastatic CCA is uncharted so far. CASE PRESENTATION: In this case, a 52-year-old female who was diagnosed as advanced unresectable/metastatic CCA and resistant to the following chemotherapy and radiotherapy was treated with CART cocktail immunotherapy, which was composed of successive infusions of CART cells targeting epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and CD133, respectively...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052413/a-randomized-trial-of-iron-isomaltoside-versus-iron-sucrose-in-patients-with-iron-deficiency-anemia
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Richard Derman, Eloy Roman, Manuel R Modiano, Maureen M Okam, Lars L Thomsen, Michael Auerbach
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is common in many chronic diseases and intravenous (IV) iron offers a rapid and efficient iron correction. This trial compared the efficacy and safety of iron isomaltoside and iron sucrose in patients with IDA who were intolerant of, or unresponsive to, oral iron. The trial was an open-label, comparative, multi-center trial. 511 patients with IDA from different causes were randomized 2:1 to iron isomaltoside or iron sucrose and followed for 5 weeks. The cumulative dose of iron isomaltoside was based on body weight and hemoglobin (Hb), administered as either a 1000 mg infusion over more than 15 minutes or 500 mg injection over 2 minutes...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052382/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-vasoactive-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-hepatorenal-syndrome-type-1
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F J Gifford, J R Morling, J A Fallowfield
BACKGROUND: Hepatorenal syndrome type 1 (HRS1) is a functional, rapidly progressive, potentially reversible form of acute kidney injury occurring in patients with cirrhosis. Characterised by intense renal arterial vasoconstriction, it carries a very poor prognosis. There is a significant unmet need for a widely approved, safe and effective pharmacological treatment. AIM: To re-evaluate efficacy and safety of pharmacological treatments for HRS1, in the light of recently published randomised controlled trials (RCTs)...
January 4, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051332/activation-of-the-central-melanocortin-system-chronically-reduces-body-mass-without-the-necessity-of-long-term-caloric-restriction
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I Côté, Y Sakarya, N Kirichenko, D Morgan, C S Carter, N Tümer, P J Scarpace
Melanotan II (MTII) is a potent appetite suppressor that rapidly reduces body mass. Given the rapid loss of anorexic response upon chronic MTII treatment, most investigations have focused on the initial physiological adaptations. However, other evidence supports MTII as a long-term modulator of energy balance that remains to be established. Therefore, we examined the chronic effects of MTII on energy homeostasis. MTII (high or low dose) or artificial cerebrospinal fluid (aCSF) was infused into the lateral ventricle of the brain of 6-month-old F344BN rats (6-7/group) over 40 days...
October 19, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049204/rapid-drug-desensitization-with-biologics-a-single-center-experience-with-four-biologics
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Sevim Bavbek, Reşat Kendirlinan, Pamir Çerçi, Seda Altıner, Şadan Soyyiğit, Zeynep Çelebi Sözener, Ömür Aydın, Reyhan Gümüşburun
BACKGROUND: Rapid drug desensitization (RDD) induces a temporary tolerance to biologics which induce hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs). Data are limited regarding the use of RDD outside the USA. Our purpose was to report our data on RDD to rituximab, infliximab, cetuximab, and trastuzumab. METHODS: The study was conducted as a retrospective chart review of patients with symptoms of HSRs to biologics. HSRs were classified as grades I, II, and III, based on their severity...
January 4, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046909/th-ef-207a-02-imaging-pancreatic-%C3%A3-2-cell-function-with-51-52mn-pet
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S Graves, R Hernandez, C England, H Valdovinos, J Jeffery, T Barnhart, W Cai, R Nickles
PURPOSE: To image β-cells noninvasively using radio-manganese PET and to develop efficient small cyclotron production of (51) Mn (t1/2=46m, β(+) =97%) and (52) Mn (t1/2=5.6d, β(+) =29%). METHODS: (51) Mn and (52) Mn were produced by 16 MeV proton irradiation (GE PETtrace) of electrodeposited (54) Fe on silver and Cr metal pressed into a silver disc, respectively. (51) Mn was radiochemically isolated from target material by anion exchange chromatography and (52) Mn was isolated by ethanolic anion exchange trap-and-release...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046185/technical-note-measurement-of-mammary-plasma-flow-in-sows-by-downstream-dilution-of-mammary-vein-infused-aminohippuric-acid
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U Krogh, A C Storm, P K Theil
The objectives of the present study were to design a method to estimate mammary plasma flow (MPF) in lactating sows using downstream dilution of -aminohippuric acid (AH) and to compare these estimates with MPF estimates based on specific AA as internal markers (MPF-AA). A permanent indwelling catheter was surgically implanted in the femoral artery, and another 2 were inserted in the right cranial mammary vein of 8 second- and third-parity sows on d 76 ± 2 SEM of gestation. On the 3rd and 17th days in milk, arterial and venous blood samples were drawn in hourly intervals from 0...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045841/a-novel-method-of-intraosseous-infusion-of-adenosine-for-the-treatment-of-supraventricular-tachycardia-in-an-infant
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Krista Helleman, Amrit Kirpalani, Rodrick Lim
Supraventricular tachycardia is a common arrhythmia faced by emergency physicians in the pediatric population. In most cases, antecubital intravenous access can be established, and adenosine can be administered in a rapid and timely fashion. The role and administration of intraosseous adenosine are poorly established. We describe a case where the administration of adenosine was successful via a mixed method administration.
January 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043916/ketamine-accelerates-fear-extinction-via-mtorc1-signaling
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Matthew J Girgenti, Sriparna Ghosal, Dora LoPresto, Jane R Taylor, Ronald S Duman
Impaired fear extinction contributes to the persistence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and can be utilized for the study of novel therapeutic agents. Glutamate plays an important role in the formation of traumatic memories, and in the pathophysiology and treatment of PTSD, highlighting several possible drug targets. Recent clinical studies demonstrate that infusion of ketamine, a glutamate NMDA receptor antagonist, rapidly and significantly reduces symptom severity in PTSD patients. In the present study, we examine the mechanisms underlying the actions of ketamine in a rodent model of fear conditioning, extinction, and renewal...
December 30, 2016: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040384/circulatory-collapse-right-ventricular-dilatation-and-alveolar-dead-space-a-triad-for-the-rapid-diagnosis-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism
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Raúl J Gazmuri, Dimple J Patel, Rom Stevens, Shani Smith
A triad of circulatory collapse, right ventricular dilatation, and large alveolar dead space is proposed for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of massive pulmonary embolism. A 17year-old female on oral contraceptives collapsed at home becoming incoherent with shallow breathing. Paramedics initiated mechanical chest compression and transported the patient to our emergency department, arriving minimally responsive with undetectable blood pressure but having positive corneal reflexes and bradycardia with wide QRS...
December 16, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039911/effective-suppression-of-atrial-fibrillation-by-the-antihistaminic-agent-antazoline-first-experimental-insights-into-a-novel-antiarrhythmic-agent
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Gerrit Frommeyer, Magdalena Sterneberg, Dirk G Dechering, Sven Kaese, Nils Bögeholz, Christian Pott, Michael Fehr, Harilaos Bogossian, Peter Milberg, Lars Eckardt
INTRODUCTION: The antihistaminic antazoline (ANT) was reported to be highly effective and safe for rapid conversion of atrial fibrillation (AF). We therefore analyzed underlying mechanisms in an experimental whole-heart model. METHODS AND RESULTS: Isolated and retrogradely perfused rabbit hearts underwent a standardized protocol employing atrial burst pacing induced AF in 5 of 20 hearts under baseline conditions (7 episodes). Thereafter, a combination of acetylcholine and isoproterenol was employed to enhance AF occurrence...
December 31, 2016: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
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