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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641865/influence-of-baseline-meld-score-in-the-efficacy-of-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-with-simeprevir-and-sofosbuvir
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José María Moreno-Planas, Juan Ramón Larrubia-Marfil, Juan José Sánchez-Ruano, Julia Morillas-Ariño, Roberto Patón-Arenas, Rosa María Sáiz-Chumillas, Emilia Tébar-Romero, Alfredo Lucendo-Villarín, Pilar Gancedo-Bringas, Mario Solera-Muñoz, María Del Mar Vicente-Gutiérrez, Elisa Martínez-Alfaro
INTRODUCTION: There are few published studies on predictors of response to treatment with sofosbuvir and simeprevir in HCV patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to analyse possible predictors of response to simeprevir (SMV) and sofosbuvir (SOF) in patients infected with hepatitis C genotypes 1 or 4. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prospective observational cohort study in 12 hospitals. The primary efficacy endpoint was SVR rate 12 weeks after end of treatment (SVR12)...
June 19, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639200/treatment-of-liver-cancer-by-c-ebpa-sarna
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Xiaoyang Zhao, Jon Voutila, Stephanos Ghobrial, Nagy A Habib, Vikash Reebye
The prognosis for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains poor and has not improved in over two decades. Most patients with advanced HCC who are not eligible for surgery have limited treatment options due to poor liver function or large, unresectable tumors. Although sorafenib is the standard-of-care treatment for these patients, only a small number respond. For the remaining, the outlook remains bleak. A better approach to target "undruggable" molecular pathways that reverse HCC is therefore urgently needed...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638483/thermoacoustic-imaging-and-therapy-guidance-based-on-ultra-short-pulsed-microwave-pumped-thermoelastic-effect-induced-with-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Liewei Wen, Sihua Yang, Junping Zhong, Quan Zhou, Da Xing
Multifunctional nanoparticle-mediated imaging and therapeutic techniques are promising modalities for accurate localization and targeted treatment of cancer in clinical settings. Thermoacoustic (TA) imaging is highly sensitive to detect the distribution of water, ions or specific nanoprobes and provides excellent resolution, good contrast and superior tissue penetrability. TA therapy is a potential non-invasive approach for the treatment of deep-seated tumors. In this study, human serum albumin (HSA)-functionalized superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle (HSA-SPIO) is used as a multifunctional nanoprobe with clinical application potential for MRI, TA imaging and treatment of tumor...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638479/should-low-molecular-weight-psma-targeted-ligands-get-bigger-and-use-albumin-ligands-for-psma-targeting
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EDITORIAL
Steve S Huang, Warren D W Heston
Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) is strongly expressed in prostate cancer. Recently a number of low-molecular-weight inhibitors have demonstrated excellent PSMA targeting activity for both imaging as well as Lutecium-177 radiotherapy in human trials. The paper by Choy et al raises the question of whether we can further increase the effectiveness of PSMA targeted therapy by adding an albumin-binding entity to low-molecular-weight agents.
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637442/membranous-nephropathy-a-retrospective-observational-study-of-membranous-nephropathy-in-north-east-and-central-london
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Sanjana Gupta, John Connolly, Ruth J Pepper, Stephen B Walsh, Magdi M Yaqoob, Robert Kleta, Neil Ashman
BACKGROUND: Membranous nephropathy (MN) is the leading cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults. MN is a clinically heterogeneous disease and it is difficult to accurately predict outcomes (including end stage renal failure) at presentation and whom to treat with potentially toxic therapies. We aimed to identify factors predicting outcome in MN in our cohort from two large tertiary London units by undertaking a retrospective data analysis of 148 biopsy-proven MN patients from North East and Central London between 1995 and 2015...
June 21, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636166/could-intradialytic-nutrition-improve-refractory-anaemia-in-patients-undergoing-haemodialysis
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Ahmad F Thabet, Sawsan M Moeen, Mohammed O Labiqe, Medhat A Saleh
BACKGROUND: This prospective randomised study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN) therapy in malnourished patients with refractory anaemia. METHODS: Forty patients who were malnourished with a BMI not greater than 23 (17-23) kg/m(2) , undergoing regular HD were included. Of those, 20 patients received 500-1000 ml of IDPN at a rate of 250-300 ml/h at each HD session three days per week for six consecutive months...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634669/yttrium-90-y-90-resin-microsphere-therapy-for-patients-with-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-single-center-experience
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Semra İnce, Bülent Karaman, Engin Alagoz, Nuri Karadurmuş, Hüseyin Şan, Cemal Nuri Erçin, Nuri Arslan
BACKGROUND/AIM: Selective intraarterial radionuclide therapy (SIRT) with yttrium-90 (Y-90) resin microspheres presently has successful results in primary or metastatic inoperable liver tumors. This procedure, which is also known as radioembolisation, delivers high doses of radiation selectively to hepatic tumors while minimum healthy liver exposure. The aim of this study was to present our clinical experience of radiomicrosphere therapy for the treatment of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634536/telavancin-a-novel-semisynthetic-lipoglycopeptide-agent-to-counter-the-challenge-of-resistant-gram-positive-pathogens
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REVIEW
Biswadeep Das, Chayna Sarkar, Debasmita Das, Amit Gupta, Arnav Kalra, Shubham Sahni
Telavancin (TD-6424), a semisynthetic lipoglycopeptide vancomycin-derivative, is a novel antimicrobial agent developed by Theravance for overcoming resistant Gram-positive bacterial infections, specifically methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) had approved telavancin in 2009 for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs) caused by Gram-positive bacteria, including MRSA (S. aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus anginosus group, or Enterococcus faecalis)...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634317/the-role-of-frontline-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-primary-plasma-cell-leukemia-a-retrospective-multicenter-study-kmm160
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Sung-Hoon Jung, Je-Jung Lee, Kihyun Kim, Cheolwon Suh, Dok Hyun Yoon, Chang-Ki Min, Sang Kyun Sohn, Chul Won Choi, Ho Sup Lee, Hyo Jung Kim, Ho-Jin Shin, Soo-Mee Bang, Sung-Soo Yoon, Seong Kyu Park, Ho-Young Yhim, Min Kyoung Kim, Jae-Cheol Jo, Yeung-Chul Mun, Jae Hoon Lee, Jin Seok Kim
Primary plasma cell leukemia (pPCL) is a rare and aggressive plasma cell neoplasm, with rapidly progressing clinical course. We evaluated the treatment status and survival outcomes of 69 Korean patients with pPCL. Of them, 59 patients were treated; 15 (25.4%) were treated initially with novel agent-based regimens with upfront autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT), 7 (11.9%) with conventional chemotherapy with upfront ASCT, 21 (35.6%) with novel agent-based regimens only, and 16 (27.1%) were treated with conventional chemotherapy alone...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631871/efficacy-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastro-jejunostomy-peg-j-decompression-therapy-for-patients-with-chronic-intestinal-pseudo-obstruction-cipo
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H Ohkubo, A Fuyuki, J Arimoto, T Higurashi, T Nonaka, Y Inoh, H Iida, M Inamori, T Kaneda, A Nakajima
BACKGROUNDS: Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) is an intractable rare digestive disease manifesting persistent small bowel distension without any mechanical cause. Intestinal decompression is a key treatment, but conventional method including a trans-nasal small intestinal tube is invasive and painful. Therefore, a less invasive and tolerable new decompression method is urgently desired. We conducted a pilot study and assessed the efficacy and safety of percutaneous endoscopic gastro-jejunostomy (PEG-J) decompression therapy in CIPO patients...
June 20, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628718/a-better-method-for-assessment-of-hepatic-function-in-hcc-patients-who-underwent-radiofrequency-ablation-usefulness-of-albumin-bilirubin-grade
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Atsushi Hiraoka, Takashi Kumada, Masashi Hirooka, Kunihiko Tsuji, Ei Itobayashi, Kazuya Kariyama, Toru Ishikawa, Kazuto Tajiri, Hirofumi Ochi, Toshifumi Tada, Hidenori Toyoda, Kazuhiro Nouso, Kouji Joko, Hideki Kawasaki, Yoichi Hiasa, Kojiro Michitaka
AIM/BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy of the newly proposed albumin-bilirubin (ALBI)-grade for therapy selection, clinical features of patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) were elucidated. MATERIALS/METHODS: From 2000 to 2015, 1101 patients with HCC (<3 cm, ≤3 tumors) treated with RFA were enrolled [males 734, females 367; HCV:HBV:HCV&HBV:others=779:153:5:164; Child-Pugh classification (CP) A:B=842:259]. Liver damage classification (LD) using with ICG-R15 and ALBI-grade were compared in regard to the prognoses of those patients...
June 19, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626875/effect-of-ketogenic-diet-and-other-dietary-therapies-on-anti-epileptic-drug-concentrations-in-patients-with-epilepsy
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G Heo, S H Kim, M J Chang
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: The ketogenic diet (KD) is an effective high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet for patients with refractory epilepsy. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential effects of the KD and other dietary therapies on the concentrations of anticonvulsants in patients with epilepsy. METHODS: Patients with epilepsy who were treated with the KD and other dietary therapies for more than 30 days with at least one measurement performed both before and during the diet were evaluated...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625262/-predictive-value-of-sofa-score-combined-agi-grading-system-in-elderly-patients-with-sepsis-a-retrospective-analysis-with-91-patients
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Lingling Wang, Rui Chen, Zexun Mo, Jiahui Dong, Zhaokun Sun, Fei Xiao, Shaoting Hu, Richeng Xiong, Jie Sun, Zhou Yu, Zhenhui Guo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the predictive value of sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score combined the acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) grading system in critical elderly patients with sepsis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. Elderly patients with sepsis aged > 60 years admitted to medical intensive care unit (MICU) of General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command from March 2014 to December 2015 and experiencing critical care over 48 hours were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625257/-albumin-corrected-anion-gap-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-long-term-mortality-of-patients-with-sepsis
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Xiaoli He, Xuelian Liao, Zhichao Xie, Chao Jiang, Yan Kang
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether albumin corrected anion gap (ACAG) is associated with long-term mortality of sepsis patients. METHODS: Adult patients with a diagnosis of sepsis within the first 24 hours (from December 2013 to December 2014) admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) were included via the Sepsis database of West China Hospital Sichuan University. To record their long-term survival, patients were followed up by telephone interview one year after enrollment...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625233/-elevation-of-red-cell-distribution-width-during-hospitalization-predicts-mortality-in-patients-with-sepsis
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Yan Gong, Xianming Long, Jun Jin, Xinjing Yang, Jianhong Fu, Fang Huang, Jian Huang, Qiang Guo, Jun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of red cell distribution width (RDW) with prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: Patients with sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the First Hospital of Soochow University from January 2011 to December 2016 were enrolled. All clinical data were collected for participants, which mainly included basic data, main underlying disease, site of infection, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II(APACHE II) score, blood routine test, biochemical test, blood gas analysis, coagulation index, procalcitonin (PCT), hospitalization days, and 28-day and 90-day mortality...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625038/chronic-liver-disease-is-a-risk-factor-for-malnutrition-and-growth-retardation-in-children
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Ariani Dewi Widodo, Eva J Soelaeman, Novitria Dwinanda, Prajnya P Narendraswari, Budi Purnomo
BACKGROUND: Despite distinct advancements in nutritional therapy, malnutrition and growth retardation remain inevitable consequences of chronic liver disease. The global prevalence of chronic liver disease in children is about 3%, with a quarter undernourished. Malnutrition itself is a negative prognostic indicator of survival. Further research is necessary for delivering adequate nutritional support to reduce morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the nutritional status and growth of children with chronic liver disease and its contributing factors...
June 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622892/a-phase-ii-trial-of-induction-nab-paclitaxel-and-cisplatin-followed-by-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Liang-Ru Ke, Wei-Xiong Xia, Wen-Ze Qiu, Xin-Jun Huang, Ya-Hui Yu, Hu Liang, Guo-Ying Liu, Yan-Qun Xiang, Xiang Guo, Xing Lv
OBJECTIVES: Nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (NAB-paclitaxel) was designed to avoid solvent-related toxicities, and improve anti-tumor efficacy via increasing paclitaxel's intratumoral concentration and its uptake by tumor cells. This trial aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of induction NAB-paclitaxel combined with cisplatin followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LA-NPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with stage III-IVb NPC received NAB-paclitaxel (260mg/m(2)) combined with cisplatin (80mg/m(2)) intravenously on days 1 and 22, followed by cisplatin (80mg/m(2)) on days 43 and 64, concomitant with intensity-modulated radiation therapy...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622097/evolution-of-cytokines-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-during-infliximab-induction-therapy-and-the-impact-of-inflammatory-burden-on-primary-response-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Thomas Billiet, Isabelle Cleynen, Vera Ballet, Karolien Claes, Fred Princen, Sharat Singh, Marc Ferrante, Gert Van Assche, Ann Gils, Severine Vermeire
OBJECTIVE: Primary non-response to infliximab in Crohn's disease is still incompletely understood. Our aim was to further characterize the role of inflammatory burden during infliximab induction therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied a well-characterized cohort of 201 anti-TNF naive Crohn's disease patients treated with infliximab 5mg/kg at week 0, 2, 6 and 14 who had serum samples drawn just before every infusion. All serum samples were analyzed for CRP, albumin, TNF, IFN-γ, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, infliximab trough concentrations (in-house-developed ELISA) and antibodies to infliximab (HMSA, Prometheus Laboratories Inc...
June 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620308/the-effect-of-interdialytic-combined-resistance-and-aerobic-exercise-training-on-health-related-outcomes-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-the-tunisian-randomized-controlled-study
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Bechir Frih, Hamdi Jaafar, Wajdi Mkacher, Zohra Ben Salah, Mohamed Hammami, Ameur Frih
Background: Tunisia has the highest prevalence of hemodialysis patients compared to the other countries in North Africa. Dialysis centers rarely offer an exercise program to prevent physiological and psychological dialysis therapy-related alterations in chronic hemodialysis patients. Aim: To examine the effect of combined endurance-resistance training program on physiological and psychological outcomes in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Methods: We designed a single blinded, randomized, controlled study for a period of 4 months...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619004/albumin-nanocarriers-%C3%AE-irradiated-crosslinked-combined-with-therapeutic-drugs-for-cancer-therapy
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Macarena Siri, Estefanía Achilli, Mariano Grasselli, Silvia Del V Alonso
Albumin polymeric Nanoparticles (NPs) have opened a great expectancy as for controlled drug delivery due to their therapeutic potency. Concomitantly biodegradable NPs technologies with target linked structures to pave the way of personalised medicine are becoming increasingly important in sight of a therapeutically effective research technology. This is particularly attractive for nanoparticle-based cancer delivery systems, based on the known limitations and efforts to overcome. This new group of gamma irradiated-NPs inherited both the protein delivery properties and robustness of polymer forming structures, and gamma irradiation techniques that leave clean, innocuous and biodegradable NPs...
June 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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