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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721311/from-kaua-i-to-hawai-i-island-interisland-differences-in-emergency-contraceptive-pill-availability
#1
Holly Bullock, Mary Tschann, Jennifer Elia, Bliss Kaneshiro, Jennifer Salcedo
Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are medications used after unprotected intercourse, underprotected intercourse, or sexual assault to decrease the risk of pregnancy. Availability of ECPs in Hawai'i's retail pharmacies was last assessed in 2007, following over-the-counter access to levonorgestrel ECPs (LNG-ECP) for women age 18 years or older and prior to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of prescription-only ulipristal acetate (UPA). We conducted a county-by-county subanalysis from a larger observational population-based study on statewide availability of ECPs in Hawai'i's pharmacies...
July 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684769/eosinophil-cationic-protein-ecp-a-predictive-marker-of-bullous-pemphigoid-severity-and-outcome
#2
Delphine Giusti, Gregory Gatouillat, Sébastien Le Jan, Julie Plée, Philippe Bernard, Frank Antonicelli, Bach Nga Pham
Bullous Pemphigoid (BP) is an inflammatory rare autoimmune bullous dermatosis, which outcome cannot be predicted through clinical investigations. Eosinophils are the main immune infiltrated cells in BP. However, the release of Major Basic Protein (MBP), Eosinophil Derived Neurotoxin (EDN), and Eosinophil Cationic Protein (ECP) upon eosinophil activation has still not been evaluated with respect to BP development. MBP, EDN and ECP were measured by ELISA in serum (n = 61) and blister fluid (n = 20) of patients with BP at baseline, and in serum after 2 months of treatment (n = 41)...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680325/in-vitro-effects-of-different-8-methoxypsoralen-treatment-protocols-for-extracorporeal-photopheresis-on-mononuclear-cells
#3
Holger Budde, Ulrike Berntsch, Joachim Riggert, Tobias J Legler
Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is an important second-line therapy for graft-versus-host disease. A central therapeutic mechanism is the induction of immune tolerance through apoptosis in patient's leukocytes, caused by ex vivo incubation with 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) and subsequent UVA irradiation. We hypothesized that different 8-MOP incubation times and an additional 8-MOP removal step could influence the apoptosis kinetics of leukocytes in general and in particular could lead to different apoptotic levels in the leukocyte subpopulations...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662986/therapy-options-for-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-bronchiolitis-obliterans-syndrome-following-first-line-immunosuppressive-strategies-a-systematic-review
#4
Christian Benden, Maria Haughton, Saoirse Leonard, Lars C Huber
BACKGROUND: Long-term success of lung transplantation is limited by the development of chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD), of which bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is the most common form. This systematic review sought to identify the current evidence base for CLAD-BOS therapies after initial immunosuppressive treatment strategies. METHODS: The MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases from inception to May 3, 2016, were searched using keywords relating to CLAD-BOS, study designs, and treatments of interest, including extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP), aerosolized cyclosporine, total lymphoid irradiation (TLI), alemtuzumab, and montelukast...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655179/to-err-is-perfectly-human-behavioural-and-neural-correlates-of-error-processing-and-perfectionism
#5
Antonia Barke, Stefan Bode, Peter Dechent, Carsten Schmidt-Samoa, Christina Van Heer, Jutta Stahl
The attitude towards one's own imperfection strongly varies between individuals. Here, we investigated variations in error-related activity depending on two sub-traits of perfectionism, Personal Standard Perfectionism (PSP) and Evaluative Concern Perfectionism (ECP) in a large scale functional magnetic resonance imaging study (N = 75) using a digit-flanker task. Participants with higher PSP scores showed both more post-error slowing and more neural activity in the medial-frontal gyrus including anterior cingulate cortex after errors...
June 26, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653398/lung-transplant-recipients-on-long-term-extracorporeal-photopheresis
#6
Bruno Isenring, Cécile Robinson, Urs Buergi, Macé M Schuurmans, Malcolm Kohler, Lars C Huber, Christian Benden
Extracorporeal photophoresis (ECP) is an increasingly used therapy to address chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) following lung transplantation. In 2008, we reported the first single-center experience showing that ECP not only reduces lung function decline in patients with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) but results in stabilization of patients with recurrent acute cellular rejection (ACR). In the current study, the original cohort was followed up further 5 years. In addition, patients with CLAD were retrospectively classified according to recently published phenotypes...
June 27, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639423/emergency-contraceptive-pill-users-risk-perceptions-for-sexually-transmitted-infections-and-future-unintended-pregnancy
#7
Mary T Hickey, Michele G Shedlin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The availability of emergency contraception pills (ECP) over the counter (OTC) has the potential to reduce the incidence of unintended pregnancy; however, the increased risk for sexually transmitted infection (STI) acquisition, related to unprotected intercourse, has not been adequately addressed. The purpose of this study is to gain insight into risk perceptions for STIs and subsequent unintended pregnancy in women who have purchased ECP OTC. METHODS: Twenty-one women, aged 18-24, attending a private university in an urban setting, who purchased and used ECP OTC participated in 1-h, individual interviews...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636358/transferable-atom-centered-potentials-for-the-correction-of-basis-set-incompleteness-errors-in-density-functional-theory
#8
A Otero-de-la-Roza, Gino A DiLabio
Recent progress in the accurate calculation of noncovalent interactions has enabled density-functional theory (DFT) to model systems relevant in biological and supramolecular chemistry. The application of DFT methods using atom-centered Gaussian basis sets to large systems is limited by the number of basis functions required to accurately model thermochemistry and, in particular, weak intermolecular interactions. Basis set incompleteness error (BSIE) arising from the use of incomplete basis sets leads to erroneous intermolecular energies, bond dissociation energies, and structures...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624905/reduced-intensity-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-combined-with-imatinib-has-comparable-event-free-survival-and-overall-survival-to-long-term-imatinib-treatment-in-young-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#9
Yanmin Zhao, Jiasheng Wang, Yi Luo, Jimin Shi, Weiyan Zheng, Yamin Tan, Zhen Cai, He Huang
The relative merits of reduced intensity hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (RIST) for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the first chronic phase (CP) in imatinib era have not been evaluated. The study was designed to compare the outcomes of combination therapy of RIST plus imatinib (RIST + IM) vs. imatinib (IM) alone for young patients with early CP (ECP) and late CP (LCP). Of the patients, 130 were non-randomly assigned to treatment with IM alone (n = 88) or RIST + IM (n = 42). The 10-year overall survival (OS) and event-free survival (EFS) were comparable between RIST + IM and IM groups...
June 17, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614923/-serum-levels-of-periostin-and-their-influencing-factors-in-the-beta-lactam-antibiotic-enterprise-workers
#10
S S Gao, Z S Song, Q Jia, X Li, C L Li, X W Chen, C B Zheng
Objective: To observe serum levels of periostin, ECP, IgE in the antibiotic enterprise workers, and study the role of periostin, ECP, IgE in the development of allergic inflammation. Methods: 90 cases with asthma or rhinitis were enrolled as disease group, another 117 workers exposed to 7-ACA、6-APA dust without suffering from allergic illness, are chosen as group of dust exposed, and 192 healthy workers who didn't contact dust were chosen as control group. Questionnaires were used to learn their basic information...
April 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608529/comparison-of-the-cellex%C3%A2-and-uvar-xts%C3%A2-closed-system-extracorporeal-photopheresis-devices-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
#11
Robert M Whittle, Helen Denney, Andrew D Chantry, Arun Alfred, Peter C Taylor
Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) is a cellular immunotherapy frequently used for steroid-refractory graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Chronic GVHD (cGVHD), response to ECP is associated with survival benefit. The UVAR-XTS(TM) system and the more recently developed CELLEX(TM) device (both Therakos(TM) ) are the mainstay for ECP-delivery in the UK and US. No comparison of treatment outcomes has been reported. We retrospectively compared cGVHD response and steroid reduction and withdrawal in patients treated exclusively over 12 months with either the XTS (n = 51) or CELLEX (n = 50)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587506/extracorporeal-photopheresis-for-gvhd-prophylaxis-after-reduced-intensity-conditioning-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-prospective-multicenter-phase-2-study
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Mauricette Michallet, Mohamad Sobh, Frederic Garban, Claude Eric Bulabois, Ibrahim Yakoub-Agha, Valerie Coiteux, Remy Dulery, Pierre-Simon Rohrlich, Faezeh Legrand, Laurence Clement, Aline Praire, Marie Detrait, Fiorenza Barraco, Franck Emmanuel Nicolini, Olivier Hequet
We performed a prospective multicenter phase 2 study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of prophylactic Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) in adult patients with hematological malignancies early after RIC allo-HSCT on day 21 twice per week during the first two weeks and then once per week for the next four weeks for a total of eight ECP courses. A total of 20 patients were included; 10 were males, median age was 60 years. All patients engrafted, 17 (85%) received the total eight ECP courses. There were no adverse effects related to ECP...
June 7, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580185/the-soluble-vegf-receptor-sflt-1-contributes-to-impaired-neovascularization-in-aged-mice
#13
Guangxian Zhao, Xian W Cheng, Limei Piao, Lina Hu, Yanna Lei, Guang Yang, Aiko Inoue, Shinyu Ogasawara, Hongxian Wu, Chang-Ning Hao, Kenji Okumura, Masafumi Kuzuya
The mechanism by which angiogenesis declines with aging is not fully understood. Soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (VEGFR1) form (sFlt1) contributes to endothelial dysfunction in pathological conditions. However, the roles of sFlt1 in ischemia-induced neovascularizationof aged animals have not been investigated. To study aging-related sFlt1 change and its impact on ischemia-induced neovascularization, a hindlimb ischemia model was applied to young and aged mice. Blood flow imaging assay revealed that the blood flow recovery remained impaired throughout the follow-up period...
May 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578935/extracorporeal-photochemotherapy-in-mycosis-fungoides
#14
E Atilla, P A Atilla, S C Bozdag, M K Yuksel, S K Toprak, P Topcuoglu, B N Akay, H Sanli, H Akan, T Demirer, M Beksac, O Arslan, M Ozcan, G Gurman, O Ilhan
OBJECTIVES: Extracorporeal photo-chemotherapy (ECP, photopheresis) is an approved treatment modality for mycosis fungoides (MF). Our aim is to present our ECP data for MF. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 50 MF patients who received ECP for clinical activity, toxicity, and response and outcome rates, and we compared these with combination therapies. RESULTS: The overall response rate (ORR) was 42% (21/50), while the median time to response was 11months (range, 3-48months)...
May 31, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497286/the-influence-of-drinking-fluid-on-endurance-cycling-performance-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Justin J Holland, Tina L Skinner, Christopher G Irwin, Michael D Leveritt, Eric D B Goulet
BACKGROUND: Fluid replacement during cycling exercise evolves on a spectrum from simply drinking to thirst to planned structured intake, with both being appropriate recommendations. However, with mixed findings suggesting fluid intake may or may not improve endurance cycling performance (ECP) in a diverse range of trained individuals, there is a clear need for summarised evidence regarding the effect of fluid consumption on ECP. OBJECTIVES: (1) Determine the magnitude of the effect of drinking fluid on performance during cycling exercise tasks of various durations, compared with no drinking; (2) examine the relationship between rates of fluid intake and ECP; and (3) establish fluid intake recommendations based on the observations between rates of fluid intake and ECP...
May 12, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490052/effects-of-endogenous-cysteine-proteinases-on-structures-of-collagen-fibres-from-dermis-of-sea-cucumber-stichopus-japonicus
#16
Yu-Xin Liu, Da-Yong Zhou, Dong-Dong Ma, Zi-Qiang Liu, Yan-Fei Liu, Liang Song, Xiu-Ping Dong, Dong-Mei Li, Bei-Wei Zhu, Kunihiko Konno, Fereidoon Shahidi
Autolysis of sea cucumber, caused by endogenous enzymes, leads to postharvest quality deterioration of sea cucumber. However, the effects of endogenous proteinases on structures of collagen fibres, the major biologically relevant substrates in the body wall of sea cucumber, are less clear. Collagen fibres were prepared from the dermis of sea cucumber (Stichopus japonicus), and the structural consequences of degradation of the collagen fibres caused by endogenous cysteine proteinases (ECP) from Stichopus japonicus were examined...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488260/cessation-of-extracorporeal-photopheresis-in-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-effects-on-clinical-outcome-in-adults
#17
Cécile A Robinson, Lars Huber, Christian Murer, Macé Schuurmans, Malcolm Kohler, Günther Hofbauer, Christian Benden
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) has been reported to be safe and the ultimate treatment option in lung transplant recipients with chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD), the main overall cause of mortality in lung transplant recipients. However, ECP is not reimbursed in selected health jurisdictions, and reimbursement by health insurance providers is a major issue. In Switzerland, ECP is not recognised by the health authorities as a therapy option for CLAD; thus by the end of 2014, ECP had to be stopped in the majority of adult lung transplant recipients cared for at the University Hospital Zurich because of lack of continuous funding...
May 10, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472576/ulipristal-acetate-an-update-for-australian-gps
#18
Danielle Mazza
BACKGROUND: In Australia, use and understanding of emergency contraception among women remains relatively low. This is despite the introduction of levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) more than a decade ago. In April 2016, a new ECP with the active ingredient ulipristal acetate became available in Australia. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this article are to increase understanding of the recently introduced ulipristal acetate ECP, including its safety profile, effi-cacy and special considerations; dispel common myths and misconceptions about emergency contraception; and to provide guidance on emergency contraceptive management in general practice, considering the recent advances...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466383/photopheresis-advances-and-use-in-systemic-sclerosis
#19
REVIEW
Xiaolong Alan Zhou, Jaehyuk Choi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Extracorporeal photochemotherapy (photopheresis, ECP) is a cell-based immunomodulatory treatment that separates leukocytes from peripheral blood, exposes them to a photosensitizing agent followed by ultraviolet A light, and then reinfuses them back into the patient. ECP has been found to be effective for graft versus host disease, transplant rejection, and various autoimmune diseases. The mechanism is not well understood but studies have shown clinical benefit in the treatment of systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
June 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459555/ameliorative-effect-of-ecklonia-cava-polyphenol-extract-on-renal-inflammation-associated-with-aberrant-energy-metabolism-and-oxidative-stress-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-mice
#20
Hyeyoon Eo, Ji Eun Park, You-Jin Jeon, Yunsook Lim
Immoderate fat accumulation causes both oxidative stress and inflammation, which can induce kidney damage in obesity. Previously, Ecklonia cava has shown anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects. Our group aimed to investigate whether E. cava polyphenol extract (ECPE) improves renal damage in high fat diet (HFD)-induced obese mice through regulation of not only energy metabolism but also oxidative stress and inflammation. After obesity induction by HFD, the mice were treated with different dosages of ECPE (100 or 500 mg/kg/day) by gavage for 12 weeks...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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