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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232274/from-theory-to-practice-the-diuretic-potential-of-sacubitril-valsartan-a-tale-of-2-patients
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Sabrina M Hormann, Lindsay E Davis, Elizabeth K Pogge
BACKGROUND: Heart failure prevalence continues to rise in the United States causing significant morbidity and mortality and costing billions in healthcare expenditures. Consensus guidelines updated in 2016 recommend an angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor (ARNi) as a therapeutic option in lieu of an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker for the management of stage C heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). For chronic HFrEF patients with New York Heart Association class II or III symptoms tolerating an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor/angiotensin receptor blocker, a change in therapy to an ARNi is recommended to further reduce morbidity and mortality...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229667/prostate-organogenesis
#2
Jeffrey C Francis, Amanda Swain
The prostate is a male exocrine gland that secretes components of the seminal fluid. In men, prostate tumors are one of the most prevalent cancers. Studies on the development of the prostate have given a better understanding of the processes and genes that are important in the formation of this organ and have provided insights into the mechanisms of prostate tumorigenesis. These developmental studies have provided evidence that some of the genes and signaling pathways involved in development are reactivated or deregulated during prostate cancer...
December 11, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229308/lymphocyte-dominant-encephalitis-and-meningitis-in-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-macaques-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy
#3
Lisa M Mangus, Sarah E Beck, Suzanne E Queen, Samuel A Brill, Erin N Shirk, Kelly A Metcalf Pate, Dillon C Muth, Robert J Adams, Lucio Gama, Janice E Clements, Joseph L Mankowski
A retrospective neuropathologic review of 30 SIV-infected pigtailed macaques receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) was conducted. Seventeen animals with lymphocyte-dominant inflammation in the brain and/or meninges that clearly was morphologically distinct from prototypic SIV encephalitis and human immunodeficiency virus encephalitis were identified. Central nervous system (CNS) infiltrates in cART-treated macaques primarily comprised CD20+ B cells and CD3+ T cells with fewer CD68+ macrophages...
December 5, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228644/exosomes-in-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-prostate-cancer
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Jun Pan, Meng Ding, Kai Xu, Chunhua Yang, Li-Jun Mao
Exosomes are small vesicular bodies released by a variety of cells. Exosomes contain miRNAs, mRNAs and proteins with the potential to regulate signaling pathways in recipient cells. Exosomes deliver nucleic acids and proteins to mediate the communication between cancer cells and stroma cells. In this review, we summarize recent progress in our understanding of the role of exosomes in prostate cancer. The tumorigenesis, metastasis and drug resistance of prostate cancer are associated with the cargos of exosomes such as miRNAs, lncRNAs and proteins...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228130/acute-retroviral-syndrome-is-associated-with-high-viral-burden-cd4-depletion-and-immune-activation-in-systemic-and-tissue-compartments
#5
Trevor A Crowell, Donn J Colby, Suteeraporn Pinyakorn, James L K Fletcher, Eugène Kroon, Alexandra Schuetz, Shelly J Krebs, Bonnie M Slike, Louise Leyre, Nicolas Chomont, Linda L Jagodzinski, Irini Sereti, Netanya S Utay, Robin Dewar, Rungsun Rerknimitr, Nitiya Chomchey, Rapee Trichavaroj, Victor G Valcour, Serena Spudich, Nelson L Michael, Merlin L Robb, Nittaya Phanuphak, Jintanat Ananworanich
Background: Many individuals with acute HIV infection (AHI) experience acute retroviral syndrome (ARS), which is associated with adverse long-term clinical outcomes. We characterized clinical, virologic, and immunologic features of ARS and described the impact of early antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation. Methods: Participants presenting for voluntary HIV testing were enrolled during AHI in Bangkok, Thailand. ARS was defined by ≥3 qualifying signs/symptoms...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227142/perineal-urethrostomy-to-treat-obstructive-urolithiasis-in-a-captive-hand-raised-steenbok-i-raphicerus-campestris-i
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Luke A Poore, Ross Hendry, Johan Steyl, Silke Pfitzer
The steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) is a small antelope of the family Bovidae native to the African continent. Urolithiasis, the formation of urinary calculi in the urinary tract, can be caused by a variety of factors such as diet, dehydration, infection and anatomical predisposition. Urolithiasis, with uroliths identified as magnesium calcium phosphate carbonate in composition, was diagnosed in a hand-reared 5-month-old steenbok. Perineal urethrostomy was performed as a component of the broad treatment regime that included fluid therapy, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment...
December 8, 2017: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225814/perioperative-plasma-lyte-use-reduces-the-incidence-of-renal-replacement-therapy-and-hyperkalaemia-following-renal-transplantation-when-compared-with-0-9-saline-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Anamika Adwaney, David W Randall, Mark J Blunden, John R Prowle, Christopher J Kirwan
Background: Kidney transplant recipients often receive large volumes of intravenous fluid replacement in the peri-operative period. Administration of 0.9% saline has previously been associated with acidosis, hyperkalaemia and acute kidney injury. The perioperative use of physiologically balanced replacement fluids may reduce the incidence of post-operative renal replacement therapy and hyperkalaemia. Methods: A retrospective review of consecutive renal transplants before and after a change in perioperative fluid prescription from 0...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225707/how-to-evaluate-the-immune-status-of-lung-cancer-patients-before-immunotherapy
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Joanna Domagala-Kulawik, Agata Raniszewska
Nowadays, cancer immunotherapy is a promising strategy in solid tumour treatment. It has become a breakthrough in achieving long-term survival in many advanced cases. The essence of modern immunotherapy is to improve the host antitumour immune defence. Currently, it is critically important to determine the biomarkers that could be helpful in planning this type of individual therapy. It has turned out that an important prognostic factor is the evaluation of inflammatory infiltration of the tumour mass, including the characteristics of populations of lymphocytes and macrophages, and the expression of suppressive and regulatory molecules...
December 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225627/isolation-and-molecular-characterization-of-amniotic-fluid-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-obtained-from-caesarean-sections
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Lucas-Sebastian Spitzhorn, Md Shaifur Rahman, Laura Schwindt, Huyen-Tran Ho, Wasco Wruck, Martina Bohndorf, Silke Wehrmeyer, Audrey Ncube, Ines Beyer, Carsten Hagenbeck, Percy Balan, Tanja Fehm, James Adjaye
Human amniotic fluid cells are immune-privileged with low immunogenicity and anti-inflammatory properties. They are able to self-renew, are highly proliferative, and have a broad differentiation potential, making them amenable for cell-based therapies. Amniotic fluid (AF) is routinely obtained via amniocentesis and contains heterogeneous populations of foetal-derived progenitor cells including mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). In this study, we isolated human MSCs from AF (AF-MSCs) obtained during Caesarean sections (C-sections) and characterized them...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225189/luteolin-attenuates-airway-inflammation-by-inducing-the-transition-of-cd4-cd25-to-cd4-cd25-regulatory-t-cells
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Seung-Hyung Kim, Evelyn Saba, Bok-Kyu Kim, Won-Kyung Yang, Yang-Chun Park, Han Jae Shin, Chang Kyun Han, Young Cheol Lee, Man Hee Rhee
Regulatory T cells (Th2) play an important role in autoimmunity and have been shown to exert anti-inflammatory effects in allergic asthma. Mouse model of airway inflammation was used to examine the suppressive activity of luteolin-induced CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) in vivo. In this study, BALB/c mice were sensitized with ovalbumin antigen (OVA) by aerosol challenge. Then, various biological processes were examined, including airway eosinophilia; mucus hypersecretion; elevation of OVA-specific IgE, expression of Th2 cytokines and chemokine levels; expression of eotaxin 2 and CCR3; and airway hyper responsiveness (AHR)...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224250/multiple-autologous-bone-marrow-derived-cd271-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-overcomes-drug-resistant-epilepsy-in-children
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Olga Milczarek, Danuta Jarocha, Anna Starowicz-Filip, Stanislaw Kwiatkowski, Bogna Badyra, Marcin Majka
There is a need among patients suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) for more efficient and less toxic treatments. The objective of the present study was to assess the safety, feasibility, and potential efficacy of autologous bone marrow cell transplantation in pediatric patients with DRE. Two females and two males (11 months to 6 years) were enrolled and underwent a combined therapy consisting of autologous bone marrow nucleated cells (BMNCs) transplantation (intrathecal: 0.5 × 109 ; intravenous: 0...
December 10, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224167/dna-methylation-analysis-of-free-circulating-dna-in-body-fluids
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Maria Jung, Glen Kristiansen, Dimo Dietrich
Circulating cell-free DNA in body fluids is an analyte of great interest in basic and clinical research. The analyses of DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation patterns in body fluids might allow one to determine the certain state of a disease, in particular of cancer. DNA methylation biomarkers in liquid biopsies, i.e. blood plasma samples, may help optimizing personalized therapy for individual patients. DNA methylation analyses of specific loci usually require a bisulfite conversion of the DNA, which requires a sufficiently high amount of DNA at the appropriate concentration...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223694/atraumatic-versus-conventional-lumbar-puncture-needles-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Siddharth Nath, Alex Koziarz, Jetan H Badhiwala, Waleed Alhazzani, Roman Jaeschke, Sunjay Sharma, Laura Banfield, Ashkan Shoamanesh, Sheila Singh, Farshad Nassiri, Wieslaw Oczkowski, Emilie Belley-Côté, Ray Truant, Kesava Reddy, Maureen O Meade, Forough Farrokhyar, Malgorzata M Bala, Fayez Alshamsi, Mette Krag, Itziar Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta, Regina Kunz, Osamu Nishida, Charles Matouk, Magdy Selim, Andrew Rhodes, Gregory Hawryluk, Saleh A Almenawer
BACKGROUND: Atraumatic needles have been proposed to lower complication rates after lumbar puncture. However, several surveys indicate that clinical adoption of these needles remains poor. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare patient outcomes after lumbar puncture with atraumatic needles and conventional needles. METHODS: In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we independently searched 13 databases with no language restrictions from inception to Aug 15, 2017, for randomised controlled trials comparing the use of atraumatic needles and conventional needles for any lumbar puncture indication...
December 6, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223534/systemic-recovery-and-therapeutic-effects-of-transplanted-allogenic-and-xenogenic-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-a-rat-blunt-chest-trauma-model
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Elisa Maria Amann, Markus Thomas Rojewski, Sinja Rodi, Daniel Fürst, Jörg Fiedler, Annette Palmer, Sonja Braumüller, Markus Huber-Lang, Hubert Schrezenmeier, Rolf Erwin Brenner
BACKGROUND: Effective therapy of Acute Lung Injury (ALI) is still a major scientific and clinical problem. To define novel therapeutic strategies for sequelae of blunt chest trauma (TxT) like ALI/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, we have investigated the immunomodulatory and regenerative effects of a single dose of ex vivo expanded human or rat mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs/rMSCs) with or without priming, immediately after the induction of TxT in Wistar rats. METHODS: We analyzed the histological score of lung injury, the cell count of the broncho alveolar lavage fluid (BAL), the change in local and systemic cytokine level and the recovery of the administered cells 24 h and 5 days post trauma...
December 6, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222827/responding-to-parental-requests-for-life-sustaining-treatment%C3%A2-relational-potential-revisited
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Aaron Wightman, Jennifer Cobelli Kett, Benjamin Wilfond
One of the most challenging situations for pediatric clinicians is responding to parental requests for life-sustaining medical therapies for a child with profound neurodevelopmental disabilities. These therapies (e.g. intravenous medications and fluids, gastrostomy tube feeds, dialysis, tracheostomy, and/or mechanical ventilation) offer the possibility for the child to live, at home or in a facility, for months or years as opposed to experiencing their imminent death. While relatively rare, the tension surrounding these requests can be exceptionally high, as illustrated by the cases of Baby K, Baby Joseph, Jahi McMath, Charlie Gard, and many others from our own experience...
December 8, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221272/goal-directed-fluid-restriction-using-stroke-volume-variation-and-cardiac-index-during-one-lung-ventilation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hui Xu, Shu-Hua Shu, Di Wang, Xiao-Qing Chai, Yan-Hu Xie, Wei-De Zhou
Background: Goal-directed therapy confers a strong prognosis in patients undergoing major cardiac or noncardiac surgery. The present study investigated whether intraoperative goal-directed fluid restriction (GDFR) using stroke volume variation (SVV) and cardiac index could improve oxygenation and postoperative outcome in patients undergoing one-lung ventilation (OLV). Methods: A Total of 168 patients scheduled for elective thoracoscopic lobectomy under OLV were randomized into the GDFR protocol (group G) or conventional fluid therapy groups (group C)...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218857/the-combined-effect-of-thermal-and-chemotherapy-on-hela-cells-using-magnetically-actuated-smart-textured-fibrous-system
#17
Pranav Tiwari, Sakshi Agarwal, Sachchidanand Srivastava, Shilpee Jain
Thermal therapy combined with chemotherapy is one of the advanced and efficient methods to eradicate cancer. In this work, we fabricated magnetically actuated smart textured (MAST) fibrous systems and studied their candidacy for cancer treatment. The polycaprolactone-Fe3 O4 based MAST fibers were fabricated using electrospinning technique. These MAST fibrous systems contained carbogenic quantum dots as a tracking agent and doxorubicin hydrochloride anticancer drug. Additionally, as fabricated MAST fibrous systems were able to deliver anticancer drug and heat energy simultaneously to kill HeLa cells in a 10 min period in vitro...
January 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217890/nontubercular-mycobacterial-infection-in-a-renal-allograft-recipient
#18
U Anandh, K Jayanna
A 71-year-old male, a renal allograft recipient, presented to us with a history of fever and right palm swelling. He had a history of fever 7 years back when he was treated with antitubercular treatment (ATT). Three years back, he was diagnosed to have gout and he was started on allopurinol. He developed severe bone marrow toxicity and allopurinol was changed to febuxostat. On admission, routine investigations did not reveal any focus of infection. The fluid aspirate from the palm revealed acid-fast bacilli (AFB)...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217612/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-of-the-elbow-joint
#19
Quintin Liao, James George Shepherd, Sulman Hasnie
Mycobacterium tuberculosis(TB) affecting the elbow joint is rarely reported in the developed world. We present the case of an 85-year-old Caucasian female who complained of a chronically discharging and painful wound across her left elbow during her admission for an ischaemic stroke. This was initially deemed to be either a bursitis or local manifestation of amyloid by her general practitioner and dermatologist respectively prior to admission. She was commenced on flucloxacillin by the medical team for presumed cellulitis with minimal response...
December 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216937/-significance-of-peripheral-perfusion-index-in-early-diagnosis-and-goal-directed-therapy-of-septic-shock-patients-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Yuanfeng Shi, Ruihong Yin, Yanli Wang, Jiguang Li, Xiaobing Chen, Yongpeng Xie, Caihong Gu, Xiuzhen Zou, Kexi Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the application of peripheral perfusion index (PPI) in early diagnosis and goal-directed therapy of septic shock, and to provide reference for the early clinical diagnosis and treatment of septic shock. METHODS: A prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Adult patients with sepsis admitted to emergency medical department and intensive care unit (ICU) of the First People's Hospital of Lianyungang City in Jiangsu Province from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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