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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641362/estimating-the-potential-cost-of-a-high-dose-immune-tolerance-induction-iti-therapy-relative-to-the-cost-of-a-combined-therapy-of-a-low-dose-iti-therapy-with-bypassing-agent-prophylaxis
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G Kenet, A Oladapo, J D Epstein, C Thompson, A Novack, D J Nugent
INTRODUCTION: The International Immune Tolerance Study (I-ITI) demonstrated comparable success rates between low (FVIII 50 IU/kg/TIW) and high dose (FVIII 200 IU/kg/day) regimens. While costlier, the high dose ITI regimen achieved shorter time-to-treatment success with fewer bleeding episodes compared to the low dose ITI regimen. Adding bypassing agent prophylaxis (BAP) to a low dose ITI regimen may reduce bleeding while still being less costly than high dose ITI. AIM AND METHODS: An economic model was developed to compare high dose ITI to low dose ITI with BAP...
June 22, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636992/acetylsalicylic-acid-inhibits-the-growth-of-melanoma-tumors-via-sox2-dependent-paf-r-independent-signaling-pathway
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Anita Thyagarajan, Jeremiah Saylae, Ravi P Sahu
Acquired resistance to standard therapies remains a serious challenge, requiring novel therapeutic approaches that incorporate potential factors involved in tumor resistance. As cancers including melanoma express inflammatory cyclooxygenases generating prostaglandins implicated in tumor growth, we investigated mechanism of anti-inflammatory drug, acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) which has been shown to inhibit various tumor types, however, its effects against highly aggressive melanoma model are unclear. Given our reports that an activation of platelet-activating factor-receptor (PAF-R) augments the growth and impede efficacies of therapeutic agents in experimental melanoma, we also sought to determine if PAF-R mediates anti-melanoma activity of ASA...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625750/postoperative-delirium-in-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-according-to-the-anesthetic-agent-a-retrospective-study
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Chung-Sik Oh, Sewon Park, Seung Wan Hong, Woon-Seok Kang, Tae-Gyoon Yoon, Seong-Hyop Kim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of two anesthetic agents (sevoflurane or propofol) on postoperative delirium (POD) in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). DESIGN: Retrospective observational design. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred ninety-two patients undergoing off-pump CABG who were anesthetized with sevoflurane or propofol. METHODS: Incidence of POD, laboratory data, and pre-, intra-, and 24-hour postoperative clinical variables were reviewed retrospectively...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602895/risk-factors-for-sub-optimal-utilization-of-statins-and-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-revascularization-for-symptomatic-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Andrew J Meltzer, Art Sedrakyan, Peter H Connolly, Sharif Ellozy, Darren B Schneider
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to identify risk factors for sub-optimal medical therapy (defined as reported antiplatelet and statin use) among patients undergoing lower extremity bypass (LEB) and percutaneous interventions (PVI) for symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS: The Vascular Study Group of Greater New York (VSGGNY) database was used to identify all patients undergoing PVI or LEB for PAD (2011-2013). Bivariate analyses were performed to identifycharacteristics of patients who were not prescribed statins and/or antiplatelet agents prior to revascularization...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601937/nerve-perivascular-fat-communication-as-a-potential-influence-on-the-performance-of-blood-vessels-used-as-coronary-artery-bypass-grafts
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Andrzej Loesch, Michael R Dashwood
Perivascular fat, the cushion of adipose tissue surrounding blood vessels, possesses dilator, anti-contractile and constrictor actions. The majority of these effects have been demonstrated in vitro and may depend on the vessel and/or the experimental method or species used. In general, the relaxant effect of perivascular adipose tissue is local and may be either endothelium-dependent or endothelium-independent. However, nerve stimulation studies show that, in general, perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) has an anti-contractile vascular effect likely to involve an action of the autonomic vascular nerves...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600023/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-vascular-surgery-review-and-update
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K Bredahl, X M Mestre, R V Coll, Q M Ghulam, H Sillesen, J Eiberg
Accurate imaging methods associated with minimum patient risk are important tools for clinical decision-making in vascular surgery. Today, traditional imaging methods, such as computed tomography angiography, magnetic resonance angiography and digital subtraction angiography are the preferred modalities. Ultrasound has only challenged these methods in assessment of carotid disease, aortic aneurysms, venous insufficiency and thromboembolism and in surveillance of in-situ bypasses. These practice patterns may change with the introduction of second generation ultrasound contrast agents which are easy to use, manageable and safe...
June 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597773/prostacyclins-have-no-direct-inotropic-effect-on-isolated-atrial-strips-from-the-normal-and-pressure-overloaded-human-right-heart
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Sarah Holmboe, Asger Andersen, Rebekka V Jensen, Hans Henrik Kimose, Lars B Ilkjær, Lei Shen, Lucie H Clapp, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk
Prostacyclins are vasodilatory agents used in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. The direct effects of prostacyclins on right heart function are still not clarified. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible direct inotropic properties of clinical available prostacyclin mimetics in the normal and the pressure-overloaded human right atrium. Trabeculae from the right atrium were collected during surgery from chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) patients with pressure-overloaded right hearts, undergoing pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (n = 10) and from patients with normal right hearts operated by valve replacement or coronary bypass surgery (n = 9)...
April 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594467/biochemical-characterization-of-lr769-a-new-recombinant-factor-viia-bypassing-agent-produced-in-the-milk-of-transgenic-rabbits
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G Chevreux, N Tilly, Y Leblanc, C Ramon, V Faid, M Martin, F Dhainaut, N Bihoreau
BACKGROUND: The bypassing agent factor VII (FVIIa) is a first-line therapy for the treatment of acute bleeding episodes in patients with haemophilia and high-titre inhibitors. FVIIa is a highly post-translationally modified protein that requires eukaryotic expression systems to produce a fully active molecule. A recombinant FVIIa was produced in the milk of transgenic rabbits to increase expression and provide an efficient, safe and affordable product after purification to homogeneity (LR769)...
June 8, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589615/safety-and-efficacy-of-recombinant-activated-coagulation-factor-vii-in-congenital-hemophilia-with-inhibitors-in-the-home-treatment-setting-a-review-of-clinical-studies-and-registries
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REVIEW
Guy Young, Miguel A Escobar, Steven W Pipe, David L Cooper
Self-administration of factor and bypassing agents by persons with hemophilia in the home setting is recommended to facilitate earlier intervention after bleeding episodes. The objective of this review was to summarize recombinant activated coagulation factor VII (rFVIIa) safety and efficacy data from clinical trials and patient registries documenting use in the home treatment setting in people with congenital hemophilia with inhibitors (CHwI). A total of 16 studies and registries were identified for inclusion; 14 evaluated on-demand treatment of acute bleeding episodes (865 patients, 9024 bleeding episodes) and 2 evaluated use for secondary prophylaxis (108 patients, 42,861 prophylaxis days)...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570559/analysis-of-dna-polymerase-%C3%AE-function-in-meiotic-recombination-immunoglobulin-class-switching-and-dna-damage-tolerance
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Kei-Ichi Takata, Shelley Reh, Matthew J Yousefzadeh, Maciej J Zelazowski, Sarita Bhetawal, David Trono, Megan G Lowery, Maria Sandoval, Yoko Takata, Yue Lu, Kevin Lin, Jianjun Shen, Donna F Kusewitt, Kevin M McBride, Francesca Cole, Richard D Wood
DNA polymerase ν (pol ν), encoded by the POLN gene, is an A-family DNA polymerase in vertebrates and some other animal lineages. Here we report an in-depth analysis of pol ν-defective mice and human cells. POLN is very weakly expressed in most tissues, with the highest relative expression in testis. We constructed multiple mouse models for Poln disruption and detected no anatomic abnormalities, alterations in lifespan, or changed causes of mortality. Mice with inactive Poln are fertile and have normal testis morphology...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569214/decreased-cardiac-mortality-with-nicorandil-in-patients-with-ischemic-heart-failure
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Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yu Sato, Shunsuke Watanabe, Tetsuro Yokokawa, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Yasuchika Takeishi
BACKGROUND: Effective treatments in heart failure (HF) patients with ischemic etiology have not been fully established. Nicorandil, combination of nitrate component and sarcolemmal adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channel opener, is a potent vasodilator of coronary and peripheral vessels and has been used as an antianginal agent. Therefore, we examined impacts of nicorandil on cardiac mortality in ischemic HF patients. METHODS: Consecutive 334 HF patients with ischemic etiology were retrospectively registered and divided into 2 groups based on oral administration of nicorandil: nicorandil group (n = 116) and non-nicorandil group (n = 218)...
May 31, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562324/prolonged-mitotic-arrest-induced-by-wee1-inhibition-sensitizes-breast-cancer-cells-to-paclitaxel
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Cody W Lewis, Zhigang Jin, Dawn Macdonald, Wenya Wei, Xu Jing Qian, Won Shik Choi, Ruicen He, Xuejun Sun, Gordon Chan
Wee1 kinase is a crucial negative regulator of Cdk1/cyclin B1 activity and is required for normal entry into and exit from mitosis. Wee1 activity can be chemically inhibited by the small molecule MK-1775, which is currently being tested in phase I/II clinical trials in combination with other anti-cancer drugs. MK-1775 promotes cancer cells to bypass the cell-cycle checkpoints and prematurely enter mitosis. In our study, we show premature mitotic cells that arise from MK-1775 treatment exhibited centromere fragmentation, a morphological feature of mitotic catastrophe that is characterized by centromeres and kinetochore proteins that co-cluster away from the condensed chromosomes...
May 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558845/metformin-is-not-associated-with-lactic-acidosis-in-patients-with-diabetes-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-a-case-control-study
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Rakan I Nazer, Khalid A Alburikan
BACKGROUND: Metformin associated lactic acidosis (MALA) is a rare but lethal complication. There is no consensus regarding when to stop and resume metformin in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This study aimed to determine if uninterrupted metformin administration in patients with diabetes undergoing CABG increases the risk of lactic acidosis. METHODS: Over a span of 12 months (2015-2016), 127 patients with type 2 diabetes underwent isolated CABG...
May 30, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552944/intraoperative-tranexamic-acid-is-associated-with-postoperative-stroke-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Zhen-Feng Zhou, Feng-Jiang Zhang, Yang-Fan Huo, Yun-Xian Yu, Li-Na Yu, Kai Sun, Li-Hong Sun, Xiu-Fang Xing, Min Yan
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a devastating and potentially preventable complication of cardiac surgery. Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a commonly antifibrinolytic agent in cardiac surgeries with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), however, there is concern that it might increase incidence of stroke after cardiac surgery. In this retrospective study, we investigated whether TXA usage could increase postoperative stroke in cardiac surgery. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2015, in 2,016 patients undergoing cardiac surgery, 664 patients received intravenous TXA infusion and 1,352 patients did not receive any antifibrinolytic agent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550060/surface-sensing-for-flagellar-gene-expression-on-solid-media-in-paenibacillus-sp-naist15-1
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Kazuo Kobayashi, Yu Kanesaki, Hirofumi Yoshikawa
A rhizosphere Gram-positive bacterial isolate, Paenibacillus sp. NAIST15-1, exhibits intriguing motility behavior on hard agar media. Paenibacillus sp. shows increased transcription of flagellar genes and hyperflagellation when transferred from liquid to solid media. Hyperflagellated cells form wandering colonies that are capable of moving around on the surface of media containing ≥1.5% agar. Transposon mutagenesis was used to identify genes critical for motility. In addition to flagellar genes, this mutagenesis identified five non-flagellar structural genes that were important for motility...
May 26, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544801/nanotherapeutic-systems-for-local-treatment-of-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Rami Walid Chakroun, Pengcheng Zhang, Ran Lin, Paula Schiapparelli, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Honggang Cui
Malignant brain tumor, including the most common type glioblastoma, are histologically heterogeneous and invasive tumors known as the most devastating neoplasms with high morbidity and mortality. Despite multimodal treatment including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, the disease inevitably recurs and is fatal. This lack of curative options has motivated researchers to explore new treatment strategies and to develop new drug delivery systems (DDSs); however, the unique anatomical, physiological, and pathological features of brain tumors greatly limit the effectiveness of conventional chemotherapy...
May 24, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531304/replication-studies-of-carboxymethylated-dna-lesions-in-human-cells
#17
Jun Wu, Pengcheng Wang, Lin Li, Nicole L Williams, Debin Ji, Walter J Zahurancik, Changjun You, Jianshuang Wang, Zucai Suo, Yinsheng Wang
Metabolic activation of some N-nitroso compounds (NOCs), an important class of DNA damaging agents, can induce the carboxymethylation of nucleobases in DNA. Very little was previously known about how the carboxymethylated DNA lesions perturb DNA replication in human cells. Here, we investigated the effects of five carboxymethylated DNA lesions, i.e. O6-CMdG, N6-CMdA, N4-CMdC, N3-CMdT and O4-CMdT on the efficiency and fidelity of DNA replication in HEK293T human embryonic kidney cells. We found that, while neither N6-CMdA nor N4-CMdC blocked DNA replication or induced mutations, N3-CMdT, O4-CMdT and O6-CMdG moderately blocked DNA replication and induced substantial frequencies of T→A (81%), T→C (68%) and G→A (6...
May 22, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528940/macromolecular-agents-with-antimicrobial-potentialities-a-drive-to-combat-antimicrobial-resistance
#18
REVIEW
Muhammad Bilal, Tahir Rasheed, Hafiz M N Iqbal, Hongbo Hu, Wei Wang, Xuehong Zhang
In recent years, the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or multidrug resistance (MDR) has become a serious health concern and major challenging issue, worldwide. After decades of negligence, the AMR has now captured global attention. The increasing number of antibiotic-resistant strains has threatened the achievements of science and medicine since it inactivates conventional antimicrobial therapeutics. Scientists are trying to respond to AMR/MDR threat by exploring innovative platforms and new therapeutic strategies to tackle infections from these resistant strains and bypass treatment limitations related to these pathologies...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518150/cycloheximide-promotes-paraptosis-induced-by-inhibition-of-cyclophilins-in-glioblastoma-multiforme
#19
Lin Wang, Justin H Gundelach, Richard J Bram
Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Current treatment strategies based on multi-agent chemotherapy and/or radiation regimens have improved overall survival in some cases. However, resistance to apoptosis often develops in cancer cells, and its occurrence is thought to contribute to treatment failure. Non-apoptotic cell death mechanisms have become of great interest, therefore, in hopes that they would bypass tumor cell resistance. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a grade IV astrocytic tumor is the most frequent brain tumor in adults, and has a high rate of mortality...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512422/acute-onset-ocular-hypotony-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
#20
Sarah Farukhi Ahmed, Audrey Xi Tai, Mason Schmutz, John Combs, Sameh Mosaed
IMPORTANCE: The purpose of this case report is to evaluate risk factors associated with post-coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) ocular hypotony compared to post-CABG ischemic optic neuropathy. OBSERVATIONS: The patient described here is a single case at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, from July 2016. This case demonstrates the rare incidence of acute post-CABG ocular hypotony and vision loss in a patient with prior history of optic atrophy...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
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