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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817832/successful-use-of-grenz-rays-for-disseminated-superficial-actinic-porokeratosis-report-of-8-cases
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Egle Ramelyte, Matilda Bylaite-Bucinskiene, Reinhard Dummer, Laurence Imhof
BACKGROUND: Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) is a rare keratinization disorder with potential malignant transformation, for which present treatment strategies show limited success. AIM: To evaluate the response of DSAP lesions to grenz ray radiotherapy (RTx). METHODS: Data of patients treated with RTx at University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland, between 2004 and 2015, were reviewed. Patients with DSAP, who received at least 1 RTx treatment session and who had been followed up for at least 4 weeks were included in the further data analysis...
August 18, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817446/bevacizumab-as-an-effective-treatment-for-radiation-necrosis-after-radiotherapy-for-melanoma-brain-metastases
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Isabella C Glitza, Nandita Guha-Thakurta, Neil M D'Souza, Rodabe N Amaria, Susan L McGovern, Ganesh Rao, Jing Li
Radiation necrosis (RN) is a potential late complication of radiotherapy for intracranial malignancy, which is often associated with significant neurological morbidity. Prolonged treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or surgical resection has been the standard care for RN, but protracted steroid use can lead to significant side effects and surgical resection is not always feasible. The antivascular endothelial growth factor monoclonal antibody bevacizumab induces clinical and radiographic improvements in RN, with overall good tolerance...
August 16, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817405/cutaneous-eruptions-in-patients-receiving-immune-checkpoint-blockade-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-the-nonlichenoid-histologic-pattern
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Genevieve J Kaunitz, Manisha Loss, Hira Rizvi, Sowmya Ravi, Jonathan D Cuda, Karen B Bleich, Jessica Esandrio, Inbal Sander, Dung T Le, Luis A Diaz, Julie R Brahmer, Charles G Drake, Travis J Hollmann, Mario E Lacouture, Matthew D Hellmann, Evan J Lipson, Janis M Taube
Cutaneous eruptions are among the most common immune-related adverse events (irAEs) associated with anti-programmed cell death protein 1/programmed cell death ligand 1 therapy, and are often clinically and histologically characterized as lichenoid. Nonlichenoid patterns may also occur and are likely to be encountered by surgical pathologists, given the increasing clinical use of these agents. The purpose of this study is to describe the histopathologic features of nonlichenoid cutaneous irAEs from patients receiving anti-programmed cell death protein 1/programmed cell death ligand 1 therapies for a variety of underlying advanced malignancies...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817391/tacrolimus-eye-drops-as-adjunct-therapy-in-severe-corneal-endothelial-rejection-refractory-to-corticosteroids
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Reza Ghaffari, Hamed Ghassemi, Mehran Zarei-Ghanavati, Golshan Latifi, Shima Dehghani, Zeeshan Haq, Ali R Djalilian
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of tacrolimus eye drops as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of severe corneal endothelial rejection after penetrating keratoplasty refractory to corticosteroids. METHODS: In this prospective interventional case series, 11 eyes of 11 patients assessed for severe corneal endothelial rejection, with an inadequate response to topical, local, and systemic corticosteroids, were treated with either 0.01% or 0.05% tacrolimus eye drops 4 times daily...
August 16, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817367/nutrition-implications-for-long-term-survivors-of-pancreatic-cancer-surgery
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Maria Q B Petzel, Leah Hoffman
With slowly increasing survival rates in pancreatic cancer and international consensus guidelines recommending surgical resection of premalignant lesions, survival post-pancreatic resection is increasing. With longer survival time, the significant comorbidities of such major surgery have far-reaching effects on the nutrition status of the survivor of pancreatic cancer. This review describes the many nutrition-related side effects of pancreatic surgery, including the development of pancreatic enzyme insufficiency, micronutrient deficiencies, diabetes, fatty liver, and metabolic bone disease...
August 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817237/dysregulation-of-wound-healing-mechanisms-in-diabetes-and-the-importance-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-npwt
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Mogher Khamaisi, Sarit Balanson
Diabetes is a serious disease with severe side effects and comorbidities. Diabetic foot with its chronic non-healing ulcers, or diabetic food ulcers (DFU) as they are commonly called, can be devastating, even leading to amputation. Many therapies exist to assist and improve wound healing. One exciting discovery is the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) as an adjunct to standard treatment. Few studies have substantively explored the molecular mechanisms of NPWT and why we see improved wound healing, a concept that demands more research...
August 17, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817120/the-erythropoietin-derived-peptide-mk-x-and-erythropoietin-have-neuroprotective-effects-against-ischemic-brain-damage
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Seung-Jun Yoo, Bongki Cho, Deokho Lee, Gowoon Son, Yeong-Bae Lee, Hyung Soo Han, Eunjoo Kim, Chanil Moon, Cheil Moon
Erythropoietin (EPO) has been well known as a hematopoietic cytokine over the past decades. However, recent reports have demonstrated that EPO plays a neuroprotective role in the central nervous system, and EPO has been considered as a therapeutic target in neurodegenerative diseases such as ischemic stroke. Despite the neuroprotective effect of EPO, clinical trials have shown its unexpected side effects, including undesirable proliferative effects such as erythropoiesis and tumor growth. Therefore, the development of EPO analogs that would confer neuroprotection without adverse effects has been attempted...
August 17, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817103/a-review-of-anti-angiogenic-targets-for-monoclonal-antibody-cancer-therapy
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Deok-Hoon Kong, Mi Ra Kim, Ji Hye Jang, Hee-Jun Na, Sukmook Lee
Tumor angiogenesis is a key event that governs tumor progression and metastasis. It is controlled by the complicated and coordinated actions of pro-angiogenic factors and their receptors that become upregulated during tumorigenesis. Over the past several decades, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling has been identified as a central axis in tumor angiogenesis. The remarkable advent of recombinant antibody technology has led to the development of bevacizumab, a humanized antibody that targets VEGF and is a leading clinical therapy to suppress tumor angiogenesis...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816893/periarticular-liposomal-bupivacaine-injection-versus-intra-articular-bupivacaine-infusion-catheter-for-analgesia-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eric B Smith, Gregory S Kazarian, Mitchell G Maltenfort, Jess H Lonner, Peter F Sharkey, Robert P Good
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular bupivacaine hydrochloride (HCl) infusion catheters and periarticular injections of liposomal bupivacaine are often used as postoperative local anesthetics. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacies of these local anesthetics following total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: This study was a superiority trial with a randomized, controlled, double-blinded design. Patients were randomly assigned to either delivery of bupivacaine HCl by the ON-Q* Pain Relief System pump (n = 96) or by an injection of Exparel (liposomal bupivacaine) (n = 104)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816745/restoration-of-normal-sympathetic-neural-function-in-heart-failure-following-baroreflex-activation-therapy-final-43-month-study-report
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Raffaella Dell'Oro, Edoardo Gronda, Gino Seravalle, Giuseppe Costantino, Luca Alberti, Barbara Baronio, Tiziana Staine, Emilio Vanoli, Giuseppe Mancia, Guido Grassi
BACKGROUND: Baroreflex activation therapy (BAT) exerts in severe heart failure sympathoinhibitory effects, improving clinical variables and reducing hospitalization rate. The current follow-up study was aimed at determining the long-term effects of BAT, assessing whether BAT in heart failure allows to restore physiological levels of sympathetic function. METHODS: Seven patients out of the 11 heart failure patients aged 66.5 ± 3 years (mean ± SEM) in New York Heart Association Class III with left ventricular ejection fraction 40% or less and impaired functional capacity recruited in the study survived at the final follow-up (43...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816725/effect-of-citalopram-for-the-treatment-of-neurocardiogenic-syncope
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Amer N Kadri, Leen Nusairat, Samah Kadri, Ammar Alqaid, Adrian V Hernandez, Nazih N Kadri
BACKGROUND: Neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS) is a common form of syncope. Although selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other medications have been used to treat NCS with variable success, there is no consensus regarding a first-line therapy. STUDY QUESTION: To assess the effects of citalopram in NCS and to examine the effect of diagnostic use of the head-up tilt table (HUTT) versus empirical diagnosis on patient outcome. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case series of 1000 consecutive patients who were diagnosed with NCS and treated with citalopram...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816711/multiple-drug-intolerant-hypertension
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Andrea E Neculau, Liliana M Rogozea, Oana Andreescu, Loredana Jinga, Eleonora A Dinu, Diana Tint
CLINICAL FEATURES: The term multiple drug intolerance (MDI) is attributed to patients who experience adverse drug reactions to more than 3 different classes of medication without a known immunological mechanism. A special attention should be given to multiple drug-intolerant hypertension (MDI-HTN) that is a cause of drop out from treatment and consequent poor blood pressure control. Patients with MDIs account for 2%-5% of all population. The patient we present is a 63-year-old man with third-degree hypertension identified with intolerance to drugs from 4 major classes of antihypertensive medication...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816550/a-review-on-biosynthesis-analytical-techniques-and-pharmacological-activities-of-trigonelline-as-a-plant-alkaloid
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Neda Mohamadi, Fariba Sharififar, Mostafa Pournamdari, Mehdi Ansari
Trigonelline (TRG) as a polar hydrophilic alkaloid is extracted from many plant species, for example, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Allium sepapea, Coffea sp, Pissum sativum, Glycine max, and Lycopersicon esculentum. Numerous biological activities have been reported for TRG such as protection of heart and liver and treatment of hyperglycemia, hypercholesterolemia, nervous and hormonal disorders, and cancers. Thus, the aim of this review is to summarize some information about TRG's biosynthesis pathway, pharmacological activity, pharmacokinetics, and analytical techniques to introduce TRG as an alternative choice to treat the various diseases...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816525/global-side-effects-counter-clinics-in-mental-health-care
#14
Elizabeth Anne Davis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 17, 2017: Medical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816482/same-location-costs-in-peripheral-cueing-the-role-of-cue-awareness-and-feature-changes
#15
Tobias Schoeberl, Thomas Ditye, Ulrich Ansorge
Prior studies using the peripheral cueing paradigm have shown that singleton cues that do not match to the top-down search settings of the observer can impair performance in visual search when the cue appears at the target location (in valid conditions) compared with when the cue appears at a location away from the target (in invalid conditions). This pattern, the same-location cost (SLC), has recently been suggested to originate from an awareness-dependent updating of object files in working memory. It has also been argued that the processes underlying the SLC could have obscured results of prior studies by masking attentional capture effects by peripheral cues under certain conditions...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816435/fiber-based-double-sided-reduced-graphene-oxide-films-for-efficient-solar-vapor-generation
#16
Ankang Guo, Xin Ming, Yang Fu, Gang Wang, Xianbao Wang
Solar vapor generation is a promising and whole new branch of photothermal conversion for harvesting solar energy. Various materials and devices for solar thermal conversion were successively produced and reported for higher solar energy utilization in the past few years. Herein, a compact device of reduced graphene oxides (rGO) and paper fibers was designed and assembled for efficient solar steam generation under light illumination, and it consists of water supply pipelines (WSP), a thermal insulator (TI) and a double-sided absorbing film (DSF)...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816321/transport-properties-and-ionicity-of-phosphonium-ionic-liquids
#17
F Philippi, D Rauber, J Zapp, R Hempelmann
Ionic liquids (ILs) are promising electrolytes and many efforts have been made in basic scientific research as well as in applied research. In this contribution, we synthesised a variety of partly novel phosphonium ILs with different anions as well as with different compositions and lengths of the side chains of the cations. We measured a variety of their important transport properties such as viscosity, conductivity and diffusivity by means of stress-controlled rheology, impedance spectroscopy and PFGSTE NMR diffusometry...
August 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816294/-optimization-of-alkaline-hydrolysis-based-on-the-side-chain-of-diethyl-ester-4-amino-n-5-formyl-n-8-n-10-dideazatetrahydrofolic-acid
#18
M M Yuan, M Wang, J Y Liu, Z L Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To optimize and establish the best hydrolysis method of diethyl ester 4-amino-N(5)-formyl-N(8), N(10)-dideazatetrahydrofolate through the optimization of simple compound of diethyl N-(4-aminobenzoyl)-L-glutamate. METHODS: To increase the low yield of hydrolysis reaction of diethyl ester 4-amino-N(5)-formyl-N(8), N(10)-dideazatetrahydrofolate due to the by-products and difficult purification, we studied the effect of NaOH and KOH, two kinds of alkalis, three concentrations between 0...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816275/-clinical-application-of-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-surgery-combined-with-mini-flank-incision-hybrid-surgery-for-partial-nephrectomy-of-complex-renal-tumors
#19
X J Ye, J Liu, A Ablimit, L L Xiong, S J Liu, T Xu, X B Huang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effect and safety of retroperitoneal laparoscopic surgery combined with mini-flank incision "hybrid surgery" for partial nephrectomy of complex renal tumors. METHODS: Between April 2015 and December 2016, the clinical data from 16 patients with complex renal tumors who underwent the "hybrid surgery", including 10 males and 6 females, were retrospectively reviewed. The average age was (50.2±10.7) years, 9 cases were located in the left side and 7 cases in the right side, the mean tumor size was (6...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816219/primary-or-specialist-medical-care-which-is-more-equitable-a-policy-brief
#20
Prasanta Mahapatra, Sanjeev Upadhyaya, G Surendra
BACKGROUND: Equity in health and equitable access to healthcare has been at the core of health policy in India. The key policy challenge has been how to make that possible? Various health insurance schemes such as the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana and Arogyasri seek to improve poor people's access to specialist medical care in the public and private sectors. On the other hand, access to primary medical care has been left to the supply side interventions. METHODS: We did a focused review of evidence on equity aspects of primary medical care versus specialist medical care...
March 2017: National Medical Journal of India
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