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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431319/response-of-plasma-glucagon-like-peptide-2-to-feeding-pattern-and-intraruminal-administration-of-volatile-fatty-acids-in-sheep
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M Elsabagh, Y Inabu, T Obitsu, T Sugino
Glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2), a gut peptide secreted by enteroendocrine L cells, has recently been identified as a key regulator of intestinal growth and absorptive function in ruminants. However, reports on GLP-2 secretion are few, and more information regarding its secretion dynamics is needed. In this study, two experiments were conducted to elucidate the daily rhythm of GLP-2 secretion in response to feeding regimen and to investigate the effect of volatile fatty acids (VFA) on GLP-2 release in sheep...
March 11, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428446/the-finite-state-projection-approach-to-analyze-dynamics-of-heterogeneous-populations
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Rob Johnson, Brian Munsky
Population modeling aims to capture and predict the dynamics of cell populations in constant or fluctuating environments. At the elementary level, population growth proceeds through sequential divisions of individual cells. Due to stochastic effects, populations of cells are inherently heterogeneous in phenotype, and some phenotypic variables have an effect on division or survival rates, as can be seen in partial drug resistance. Therefore, when modeling population dynamics where the control of growth and division is phenotype dependent, the corresponding model must take account of the underlying cellular heterogeneity...
April 21, 2017: Physical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424085/the-within-host-population-dynamics-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-vary-with-treatment-efficacy
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Andrej Trauner, Qingyun Liu, Laura E Via, Xin Liu, Xianglin Ruan, Lili Liang, Huimin Shi, Ying Chen, Ziling Wang, Ruixia Liang, Wei Zhang, Wang Wei, Jingcai Gao, Gang Sun, Daniela Brites, Kathleen England, Guolong Zhang, Sebastien Gagneux, Clifton E Barry, Qian Gao
BACKGROUND: Combination therapy is one of the most effective tools for limiting the emergence of drug resistance in pathogens. Despite the widespread adoption of combination therapy across diseases, drug resistance rates continue to rise, leading to failing treatment regimens. The mechanisms underlying treatment failure are well studied, but the processes governing successful combination therapy are poorly understood. We address this question by studying the population dynamics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis within tuberculosis patients undergoing treatment with different combinations of antibiotics...
April 19, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410351/viral-dynamics-among-hepatitis-c-virus-chronic-infected-patients-during-direct-acting-antiviral-agents-therapy-impact-for-monitoring-and-optimizing-treatment-duration
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Andres Tabernilla, Marta Grandal, Berta Pernas, Angeles Castro-Iglesias, Iria Rodríguez-Osorio, Alvaro Mena, Manuel Delgado, Purificacion Cid, Jose D Pedreira, Eva Poveda
OBJECTIVES: Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) have provided an ultimate treatment duration of 12 weeks for most hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients. The opportunity to reduce treatment duration to 6 or 8 weeks is being evaluated. Here, the HCV viral dynamics at short times during HCV therapies and its implications for monitoring and optimizing treatment duration have been assessed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: HCV chronic infected patients who began HCV therapy (March 2014 to June 2015) at a reference hospital of the Northwest of Spain were selected...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404854/autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-disrupts-adaptive-immune-responses-during-rebound-shiv-viremia
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Daniel B Reeves, Christopher W Peterson, Hans-Peter Kiem, Joshua T Schiffer
Primary HIV-1 infection induces a virus-specific adaptive/cytolytic immune response that impacts plasma viral load setpoint and rate of progression to AIDS. Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) suppresses plasma viremia to undetectable levels that rebound upon cART treatment interruption. Following cART withdrawal, the memory component of the virus-specific adaptive immune response may improve viral control compared to primary infection. Here, using primary infection and treatment interruption data from macaques infected with simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV), we observe lower peak viral load but unchanged viral setpoint during viral rebound...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369408/wgs-based-surveillance-of-third-generation-cephalosporin-resistant-escherichia-coli-from-bloodstream-infections-in-denmark
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Louise Roer, Frank Hansen, Martin Christen Frølund Thomsen, Jenny Dahl Knudsen, Dennis Schrøder Hansen, Mikala Wang, Jurgita Samulioniené, Ulrik Stenz Justesen, Bent L Røder, Helga Schumacher, Claus Østergaard, Leif Percival Andersen, Esad Dzajic, Turid Snekloth Søndergaard, Marc Stegger, Anette M Hammerum, Henrik Hasman
Objectives: To evaluate a genome-based surveillance of all Danish third-generation cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli (3GC-R Ec ) from bloodstream infections between 2014 and 2015, focusing on horizontally transferable resistance mechanisms. Methods: A collection of 552 3GC-R Ec isolates were whole-genome sequenced and characterized by using the batch uploader from the Center for Genomic Epidemiology (CGE) and automatically analysed using the CGE tools according to resistance profile, MLST, serotype and fimH subtype...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356552/pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-modelling-of-intracellular-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-growth-and-kill-rates-is-predictive-of-clinical-treatment-duration
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Ghaith Aljayyoussi, Victoria A Jenkins, Raman Sharma, Alison Ardrey, Samantha Donnellan, Stephen A Ward, Giancarlo A Biagini
Tuberculosis (TB) treatment is long and complex, typically involving a combination of drugs taken for 6 months. Improved drug regimens to shorten and simplify treatment are urgently required, however a major challenge to TB drug development is the lack of predictive pre-clinical tools. To address this deficiency, we have adopted a new high-content imaging-based approach capable of defining the killing kinetics of first line anti-TB drugs against intracellular Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) residing inside macrophages...
March 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338827/strategies-for-halting-the-rise-of-multidrug-resistant-tb-epidemics-assessing-the-effect-of-early-case-detection-and-isolation
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Aquino L Espindola, Marie Varughese, Marek Laskowski, Affan Shoukat, Jane M Heffernan, Seyed M Moghadas
Background: The increasing rates of multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB) have posed the question of whether control programs under enhanced directly observed treatment, short-course (DOTS-Plus) are sufficient or implemented optimally. Despite enhanced efforts on early case detection and improved treatment regimens, direct transmission of MDR-TB remains a major hurdle for global TB control. Methods: We developed an agent-based simulation model of TB dynamics to evaluate the effect of transmission reduction measures on the incidence of MDR-TB...
March 1, 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329914/ginsenoside-rg3-restores-hepatitis-c-virus-induced-aberrant-mitochondrial-dynamics-and-inhibits-virus-propagation
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Seong-Jun Kim, Jae Young Jang, Eun-Jung Kim, Eun Kyung Cho, Dae Gyun Ahn, Chonsaeng Kim, Han Seul Park, Soung Won Jeong, Sae Hwan Lee, Sang Gyune Kim, Young Seok Kim, Hong Soo Kim, Boo Sung Kim, Ji-Hyung Lee, Aleem Siddiqui
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) alters mitochondrial dynamics associated with persistent viral infection and suppression of innate immunity. Mitochondrial dysfunction is also a pathologic feature of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment. Despite the high efficacy of DAAs, their treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C in interferon-sparing regimens occasionally produces undesirable side effects such as fatigue, migraine and other conditions, which may be linked to mitochondrial dysfunction. Here we show that clinically prescribed DAAs, including Sofosbuvir, affect mitochondrial dynamics...
March 22, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303751/vasoactive-peptides-associate-with-treatment-outcome-ofbevacizumab-containing-therapy-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Helga Hagman, Pär-Ola Bendahl, Olle Melander, Jan Sundberg, Anders Johnsson, Mattias Belting
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a common early adverse event of anti-angiogenic treatment of cancer and may associate with treatment response. However, blood pressure measurement as a surrogate response biomarker has methodological limitations, and predictive biomarkers of angiogenesis inhibitors are lacking. In disease associated with hypertension, vasoactive peptides have been linked to cardiovascular pressure load. Here, we have explored potential associations between circulating levels of vasoactive peptides and tumor response during bevacizumab-containing treatment of colorectal cancer...
March 17, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273116/mdr-tb-treatment-as-prevention-the-projected-population-level-impact-of-expanded-treatment-for-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
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Emily A Kendall, Andrew S Azman, Frank G Cobelens, David W Dowdy
BACKGROUND: In 2013, approximately 480,000 people developed active multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), while only 97,000 started MDR-TB treatment. We sought to estimate the impact of improving access to MDR-TB diagnosis and treatment, under multiple diagnostic algorithm and treatment regimen scenarios, on ten-year projections of MDR-TB incidence and mortality. METHODS: We constructed a dynamic transmission model of an MDR-TB epidemic in an illustrative East/Southeast Asian setting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235415/a-systematic-review-of-health-economic-models-of-opioid-agonist-therapies-in-maintenance-treatment-of-non-prescription-opioid-dependence
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Mersha Chetty, James J Kenworthy, Sue Langham, Andrew Walker, William C N Dunlop
BACKGROUND: Opioid dependence is a chronic condition with substantial health, economic and social costs. The study objective was to conduct a systematic review of published health-economic models of opioid agonist therapy for non-prescription opioid dependence, to review the different modelling approaches identified, and to inform future modelling studies. METHODS: Literature searches were conducted in March 2015 in eight electronic databases, supplemented by hand-searching reference lists and searches on six National Health Technology Assessment Agency websites...
February 24, 2017: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224315/modeling-of-free-fatty-acid-dynamics-insulin-and-nicotinic-acid-resistance-under-acute-and-chronic-treatments
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Robert Andersson, Tobias Kroon, Joachim Almquist, Mats Jirstrand, Nicholas D Oakes, Neil D Evans, Michael J Chappel, Johan Gabrielsson
Nicotinic acid (NiAc) is a potent inhibitor of adipose tissue lipolysis. Acute administration results in a rapid reduction of plasma free fatty acid (FFA) concentrations. Sustained NiAc exposure is associated with tolerance development (drug resistance) and complete adaptation (FFA returning to pretreatment levels). We conducted a meta-analysis on a rich pre-clinical data set of the NiAc-FFA interaction to establish the acute and chronic exposure-response relations from a macro perspective. The data were analyzed using a nonlinear mixed-effects framework...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222681/the-need-for-treatment-scale-up-to-impact-hcv-transmission-in-people-who-inject-drugs-in-montr%C3%A3-al-canada-a-modelling-study
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Anthony Cousien, Pascale Leclerc, Carole Morissette, Julie Bruneau, Élise Roy, Viet Chi Tran, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Joseph Cox
BACKGROUND: HCV transmission remains high in people who inject drugs (PWID) in Montréal. New direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), highly effective and more tolerable than previous regimens, make a "Treatment as Prevention" (TasP) strategy more feasible. This study assesses how improvements in the cascade of care could impact hepatitis C burden among PWID in Montréal. METHODS: We used a dynamic model to simulate HCV incidence and prevalence after 10 years, and cirrhosis complications after 10 and 40 years...
February 21, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218209/clinical-study-of-acute-vasoreactivity-testing-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Qi-Xia Xu, Yuan-Hua Yang, Jie Geng, Zhen-Guo Zhai, Juan-Ni Gong, Ji-Feng Li, Xiao Tang, Chen Wang
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of acute vasoreactivity testing (AVT) in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) remains unclear. We analyzed changes in hemodynamics and oxygenation dynamics indices after AVT in patients with CTEPH using patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) as controls. METHODS: We analyzed retrospectively the results of AVT in 80 patients with PAH and 175 patients with CTEPH registered in the research database of Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital between October 2005 and August 2014...
February 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167544/nanoliposomal-buparvaquone-immunomodulates-leishmania-infantum-infected-macrophages-and-is-highly-effective-in-a-murine-model
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Thais Alves da Costa-Silva, Andrés Jimenez Galisteo, José Angelo Lauletta Lindoso, Leandro R S Barbosa, Andre Gustavo Tempone
Visceral leishmaniasis is a fatal parasitic neglected disease affecting 1.5 million people worldwide. Based on a drug repositioning approach, the aim of this work was to investigate the in vitro immunomodulatory potential of buparvaquone (BPQ) and to establish a safe regimen to evaluate the in vivo efficacy of BPQ entrapped by negatively charged nanoliposomes (BPQ-LP) in Leishmania infantum-infected hamsters. Small-angle X-ray scattering, dynamic light scattering, and the ζ-potential were applied in order to study the influence of BPQ on the liposome structure...
April 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152902/the-standardization-of-skin-cancer-treatment-recommendations-through-the-analysis-of-clinical-pathways-data-and-an-evidence-based-physician-driven-committee-process
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Amanda Barry, Hans Benson, Zach Lorinc, Kathleen Lokay
147 Background: Clinical pathways (CP) have the potential to improve the quality and safety of care and lead to more predictable outcomes and costs through standardization. Via Oncology's CP program aims to standardize care at radiation centers across its nationwide network. Created through an evidence-based, physician-driven committee process, CP recommend the best treatment plan for specific patient populations based on a hierarchy of efficacy, toxicity, and cost. In the absence of definitive data, reaching a consensus on the best treatment recommendation is difficult, particularly for disease states such as melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma for which a wide range of radiation doses and schedules are considered effective and regional and institutional preferences may vary...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138980/dynamic-population-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-modelling-and-simulation-supports-similar-efficacy-in-glycosylated-haemoglobin-response-with-once-or-twice-daily-dosing-of-canagliflozin
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Willem de Winter, Adrian Dunne, Xavier Woot de Trixhe, Damayanthi Devineni, Chyi-Hung Hsu, Jose Pinheiro, David Polidori
AIM: Canagliflozin is an SGLT2 inhibitor approved for the treatment of type-2 diabetes. A dynamic population pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) model relating 24-h canagliflozin exposure profiles to effects on glycosylated haemoglobin was developed to compare the efficacy of once-daily and twice-daily dosing. METHODS: Data from two clinical studies, one with once-daily, and the other with twice-daily dosing of canagliflozin as add-on to metformin were used (n = 1347)...
May 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134057/hiv-viral-kinetics-and-t-cell-dynamics-in-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-persons-starting-an-integrase-strand-transfer-inhibitor-and-protease-inhibitor-regimen
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Maile Y Karris, Sonia Jain, Tyler R C Day, Josué Pérez-Santiago, Miguel Goicoechea, Michael P Dubé, Xiaoying Sun, Celsa Spina, Eric S Daar, Richard H Haubrich, Sheldon Morris
BACKGROUND: Nucleos(t)ide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI)-sparing regimens may potentially minimize antiretroviral (ART) toxicities, but demonstrate mixed efficacy and toxicity results. The impact of an integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI) and protease inhibitor (PI) regimen on HIV viral dynamics and T cell kinetics remains underdescribed. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of raltegravir + ritonavir boosted lopinavir (RAL + LPV/r) to efavirenz/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine (EFV/TDF/FTC) on HIV kinetics and T cell dynamics...
March 2017: HIV Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110651/mass-spectrometry-imaging-for-the-investigation-of-intratumor-heterogeneity
#20
B Balluff, M Hanselmann, R M A Heeren
One of the big clinical challenges in the treatment of cancer is the different behavior of cancer patients under guideline therapy. An important determinant for this phenomenon has been identified as inter- and intratumor heterogeneity. While intertumor heterogeneity refers to the differences in cancer characteristics between patients, intratumor heterogeneity refers to the clonal and nongenetic molecular diversity within a patient. The deciphering of intratumor heterogeneity is recognized as key to the development of novel therapeutics or treatment regimens...
2017: Advances in Cancer Research
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