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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546124/stressor-driven-extracellular-acidosis-as-tumor-inducer-via-aberrant-enzyme-activation-a-review-on-the-mechanisms-and-possible-prophylaxis
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REVIEW
Seema Patel
When the extracellular pH of the human body vacillates in either direction, tissue homeostasis is compromised. Fluctuations in acidosis have been linked to a wide variety of pathological conditions, including bone loss, cancer, allergies, and auto-immune diseases. Stress conditions may affect oxygen tension and hypoxia modulates the expression and/or activity of membrane tethered transporters/pumps, transcription factors, enzymes and intercellular junctions. These modifications provoke erratic gene expression, aberrant tissue remodeling and oncogenesis...
May 22, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539438/discovery-of-a-prefusion-rsv-f-specific-monoclonal-antibody-that-provides-greater-in-vivo-protection-than-the-murine-precursor-of-palivizumab
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Min Zhao, Zi-Zheng Zheng, Man Chen, Kayvon Modjarrad, Wei Zhang, Lu-Ting Zhan, Jian-Li Cao, Yong-Peng Sun, Jason S McLellan, Barney S Graham, Ning-Shao Xia
Palivizumab, a humanized murine monoclonal antibody that recognizes antigenic site II on both the prefusion (pre-F) and postfusion (post-F) conformations of the RSV F glycoprotein, is the only prophylactic agent approved for RSV. However, its relatively low neutralizing potency and high cost has limited its use to a restricted population of infants at high risk of severe disease. Previously, we isolated a high potency neutralizing antibody, 5C4, that specifically recognizes antigenic site Ø at the apex of the pre-F trimer...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537063/-consensus-opinion-on-antifungal-prophylaxis-in-haematologic-patients-results-of-the-promic-project
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L Vázquez López, T Villaescusa de la Rosa, R de la Cámara, I Espigado, S Grau Cerrato, M Jurado, M Rovira, M Salavert, D Serrano Simonneau, C Solano Vercet, I Ruiz Camps
OBJECTIVE: Invasive fungal disease (IFD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in haematological patients. Antifungal prophylaxis (AFP) is indicated for a number of clinical scenarios in this group of patients. The aim of this study was to reach a consensus on IFD prophylaxis in haematological patients in order to optimize their management. METHODS: A committee of experts in haematology and infectious diseases compiled a survey of 79 items with controversial aspects about antifungal prophylaxis in haematological patients...
May 23, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533916/pediatric-intensive-care-stress-ulcer-prevention-pic-up-a-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomized-trial
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Mark Duffett, Karen Choong, Jennifer Foster, Elaine Gilfoyle, Jacques Lacroix, Nikhil Pai, Lehana Thabane, Deborah J Cook
BACKGROUND: Despite sparse pediatric data on effectiveness, the majority of critically ill children receive medications to prevent gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Stress ulcer prophylaxis may have unintended consequences-increasing the risk of nosocomial infections-which may be more serious and common than the bleeding which these drugs are prescribed to prevent. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in pediatric critical care are exceptionally challenging to complete, thus a rigorous pilot RCT is crucial...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528204/a-novel-pleiotropic-effect-of-aspirin-beneficial-regulation-of-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-mechanisms-in-microglial-cells
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Diana Kata, Imre Földesi, Liliana Z Feher, Laszlo Hackler, Laszlo G Puskas, Karoly Gulya
Aspirin, one of the most widely used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, has extensively studied effects on the cardiovascular system. To reveal further pleiotropic, beneficial effects of aspirin on a number of pro- and anti-inflammatory microglial mechanisms, we performed morphometric and functional studies relating to phagocytosis, pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine production (IL-1β, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and IL-10, respectively) and analyzed the expression of a number of inflammation-related genes, including those related to the above functions, in pure microglial cells...
May 18, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527083/shared-mechanisms-of-epilepsy-migraine-and-affective-disorders
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Davide Zarcone, Simona Corbetta
Since the nineteenth century several clinical features have been observed in common between migraine and epilepsy (such as episodic attacks, triggering factors, presence of aura, frequent familiarity), but only in recent years researchers have really engaged in finding a common pathogenic mechanism. From studies of disease incidence, we understand how either migraine among patients with epilepsy or epilepsy among migraine patients are more frequent than in the general population. This association may result from a direct causality, by the same environmental risk factors and/or by a common genetic susceptibility...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527061/ketogenic-diet-in-migraine-rationale-findings-and-perspectives
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Piero Barbanti, Luisa Fofi, Cinzia Aurilia, Gabriella Egeo, Massimiliano Caprio
Ketogenic diet (KD) is an established treatment for refractory pediatric epilepsy and a promising therapy for diverse neurological diseases. Clinical data on KD in migraine-obtained from 150 patients investigated in case reports and prospective studies-suggest that KD may be a rapid onset effective prophylaxis for episodic and chronic migraine. KD would contribute to restore brain excitability and metabolism and to counteract neuroinflammation in migraine, although its precise mechanism is still unclear. Randomized controlled studies are needed to confirm the usefulness of KD in migraine and to investigate its optimal duration, repeatability, feasibility in normal weight subjects, efficacy in pediatric population and association to conventional migraine prophylaxis...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527052/action-mechanisms-of-onabotulinum-toxin-a-hints-for-selection-of-eligible-patients
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Carlo Lovati, Luca Giani
In the past few decades, the so-feared botulinum toxin has conversely acquired the role of a ever more versatile therapeutic substance, used in an increasing number of pathological situations, including chronic headache and more precisely in the prophylaxis of chronic migraine. The medical use of botulinum toxin allowed to better understand its multiple mechanisms of action. Investigations about the pathophysiology of primary and secondary headaches has shown a series of common biological elements that frequently are also targets of the action of botulinum toxin...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516358/mechanistic-modeling-of-the-pharmacodynamic-and-pharmacokinetic-relationship-of-tissue-factor-pathway-inhibitor-neutralizing-antibody-bay-1093884-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
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Jian-Ming Gu, Xiao-Yan Zhao, Thomas Schwarz, Joachim Schuhmacher, Andreas Baumann, Elena Ho, Babu Subramanyan, Kathy Tran, Timothy Myles, Chandra Patel, Maria Koellnberger
BAY 1093884 is a fully human monoclonal antibody against the tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) in development as prophylaxis in patients with hemophilia with or without inhibitors. In vitro, BAY 1093884 binds to human, mouse, and monkey TFPI. The objective of this study was to find a pharmacodynamic (PD) biomarker after administration of BAY 1093884 to normal monkeys. In monkey plasma, BAY 1093884 exhibited an IC50 (concentration that inhibits 50%) of 4.65 and 6.19 nM for free TFPI and diluted prothrombin time (dPT), respectively...
May 17, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511406/effect-of-sodium-valproate-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-on-pain-in-rats
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REVIEW
Sushil Kiran Kunder, Laxminarayana Kurady Bairy, Avinash Arivazhahan
INTRODUCTION: Analgesics are commonly prescribed medications used to alleviate pain of various aetiologies without affecting the patient's consciousness. They interfere with the transmission of pain signals. A commonly used antiepileptic drug, sodium valproate has been used in various non-epileptic conditions like migraine prophylaxis and in the treatment of bipolar disorder because of the multiple mechanisms by which it acts. Docosahexanoic Acid (DHA), an omega 3 fatty acid, is known to possess analgesic activity...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511344/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-trans-anethole-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Ka Young Kim, Hui Su Lee, Geun Hee Seol
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that is generally characterized by progressive and irreversible airflow obstruction and alveolar destruction. Long-term treatment with current medications has been associated with various adverse effects, indicating a need for alternative approaches for the prevention and treatment of COPD. This study investigated the mechanism underlying the effects of trans-anethole in a mouse model of COPD induced by porcine pancreatic elastase (PPE) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
May 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507109/erg11-gene-mutations-and-mdr1-up-regulation-confer-pan-azole-resistance-in-candida-tropicalis-causing-disseminated-candidiasis-while-on-posaconazole-prophylaxis-in-an-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-patient
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Liangshun You, Wenbin Qian, Qing Yang, Liping Mao, Li Zhu, Xianbo Huang, Jie Jin, Haitao Meng
In this study, we presented a rare case of fatal breakthrough Candida tropicalis in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) while on posaconazole prophylaxis. And then we explored the mechanisms underlying azole resistance by focusing on enhanced efflux pumps and changes in the azole target enzyme Erg11p, which was encoded by the ERG11 gene. Our study demonstrates that Y132C substitution of Erg11p combined with MDR1 overexpression may be the pan-azole-resistance mechanisms in Candida tropicalis.
May 15, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504663/a-new-time-dependent-approach-for-assessment-of-the-impact-of-invasive-aspergillosis-shows-effect-on-short-but-not-on-long-term-survival-of-patients-with-aml-or-high-risk-mds
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R J van de Peppel, P A von dem Borne, S le Cessie, M G J de Boer
Invasive aspergillosis (IA) has been reported to yield high mortality rates. Patients with an unfavourable prognostic haematological disease not only have a higher probability of developing IA but are also more likely to die due to causes directly related to the underlying disease. This complexity of risk mechanisms confounds the causal interpretation of IA occurrence and mortality. Full consideration of the changing patient characteristics over time is necessary to obtain reliable estimates of the correlation of IA with mortality...
May 15, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501000/combination-of-a-biodegradable-three-dimensional-3d-printed-cage-for-mechanical-support-and-nanofibrous-membranes-for-sustainable-release-of-antimicrobial-agents-for-treating-the-femoral-metaphyseal-comminuted-fracture
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Ying-Chao Chou, Demei Lee, Tzu-Min Chang, Yung-Heng Hsu, Yi-Hsun Yu, Err-Cheng Chan, Shih-Jung Liu
The aim of this study was to develop a biodegradable three-dimensional-printed polylactide (PLA) cage for promoting bony fixation and an antibiotics-embedded poly(d,l)-lactide-co-glycolide (PLGA) nanofibrous membrane for infectious prophylaxis during treating the comminuted metaphyseal fracture in a rabbit femoral model. The in vitro studies included measuring the mechanical properties of the 3D printed cage and determining release activities of vancomycin and ceftazidime from the nanofibers. The in vivo study included comparisons of rabbits of the femoral metaphyseal comminuted fracture treated with or without the combined biodegradable polymers...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498176/effectiveness-of-haloperidol-prophylaxis-in-critically-ill-patients-with-a-high-risk-of-delirium-a-systematic-review
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Eduardo Santos, Daniela Cardoso, Hugo Neves, Madalena Cunha, Manuel Rodrigues, João Apóstolo
BACKGROUND: Delirium is associated with increased intensive care unit and hospital length of stay, prolonged duration of mechanical ventilation, unplanned removal of tubes and catheters, and increased morbidity and mortality. Prophylactic treatment with low-dose haloperidol may have beneficial effects for critically ill patients with a high risk of delirium. OBJECTIVES: To identify the effectiveness of haloperidol prophylaxis in critically ill patients with a high risk for delirium...
May 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498097/the-asplenic-patient-post-insult-immunocompetence-infection-and-vaccination
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Brandon Dionne, Walter Dehority, Meghan Brett, Thomas R Howdieshell
BACKGROUND: Splenic injury can occur through multiple mechanisms and may result in various degrees of residual immunocompetence. Functionally or anatomically asplenic patients are at higher risk for infection, particularly with encapsulated bacteria. Vaccination is recommended to prevent infection with these organisms; however, the recommendations are routinely updated, and vaccine selection and timing are complex. METHODS: Review of the pertinent English-language literature, including the recommendations of the U...
May 12, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492297/recent-anti-seizure-medications-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Cindy Orinx, Benjamin Legros, Nicolas Gaspard
BACKGROUND: Seizures and status epilepticus (SE), both clinical and subclinical, are frequent in critically ill patients. The list of available anti-seizure medications (ASMs) is expanding and now includes older and widely used drugs as well as more recent medications with a better safety and pharmacokinetics profile. METHODS: We review a selection of recent publications about the indications and administration of ASMs in critical care for the prophylaxis and treatment of seizures and SE, focusing on recent ASMs available as intravenous formulation and emphasizing pharmacokinetics and safety issues in relation to several aspects of critical illness...
May 11, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488041/malunion-of-long-bone-fractures-in-a-conflict-zone-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Grace Bauhahn, Harald Veen, Rigo Hoencamp, Nelson Olim, Edward C T H Tan
INTRODUCTION: Malunion is a well-recognized complication of long-bone fractures which accounts for more than 25% of injuries in conflict zones. The aim of this study was to investigate the rate of malunion sustained by casualties with penetrating gunshot wounds in an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) surgical substitution project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and compare these results with current literature. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed...
May 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485846/oxytocin-and-migraine-headache
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REVIEW
Alexander Tzabazis, Shashi Kori, Jordan Mechanic, James Miller, Conrado Pascual, Neil Manering, Dean Carson, Michael Klukinov, Egilius Spierings, Daniel Jacobs, Jason Cuellar, William H Frey, Leah Hanson, Martin Angst, David C Yeomans
This article reviews material presented at the 2016 Scottsdale Headache Symposium. This presentation provided scientific results and rationale for the use of intranasal oxytocin for the treatment of migraine headache. Results from preclinical experiments are reviewed, including in vitro experiments demonstrating that trigeminal ganglia neurons possess oxytocin receptors and are inhibited by oxytocin. Furthermore, most of these same neurons contain CGRP, the release of which is inhibited by oxytocin. Results are also presented which demonstrate that nasal oxytocin inhibits responses of trigeminal nucleus caudalis neurons to noxious stimulation using either noxious facial shock or nitroglycerin infusion...
May 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485688/hepatitis-b-reactivation-in-patients-receiving-targeted-therapies
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Cheng-Shyong Chang, Chien-Yu Tsai, Sheng-Lei Yan
OBJECTIVES: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation may occur spontaneously, during or after antiviral therapy, or when receiving immunosuppressive chemotherapy. HBV reactivation has also been reported in cancer patients receiving targeted therapies, such as monoclonal antibody and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor. This review article is aimed to discuss the issue regarding chronic HBV reactivation in patients receiving targeted therapies, with a special focus on tyrosine kinase inhibitors...
May 9, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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