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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346573/the-addition-of-bevacizumab-to-oxaliplatin-based-chemotherapy-impact-upon-hepatic-sinusoidal-injury-and-thrombocytopenia
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Michael J Overman, Renata Ferrarotto, Kanwal Raghav, Binsah George, Wei Qiao, Karime K Machado, Leonard B Saltz, Thibault Mazard, J N Vauthey, Paulo M Hoff, Brian Hobbs, Evelyn M Loyer, Scott Kopetz
Background: Oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy can cause hepatic sinusoidal injury (HSI), portal hypertension, and splenic sequestration of platelets. Evidence suggests that bevacizumab may protect against HSI. Methods: Two cohorts of metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) were analyzed: a nonrandomized exploratory cohort of 184 patients treated at a single institution from 2003 to 2010 and a confirmatory cohort of 200 patients from a multi-institutional randomized trial (NO16966)...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346519/final-results-of-a-multi-institutional-phase-ii-trial-of-re-irradiation-with-concurrent-weekly-cisplatin-and-cetuximab-for-recurrent-or-second-primary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck
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M J Awan, L Nedzi, D Wang, V Tumati, B Sumer, X-J Xie, I Smith, J Truelson, R Hughes, L L Myers, P Lavertu, S Wong, M Yao
Background: The optimal regimen of chemotherapy and re-irradiation (re-XRT) for recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is controversial. We report the final outcomes of a multi-center Phase II trial evaluating cetuximab and cisplatin-based chemotherapy concurrent with re-XRT for patients with recurrent HNSCC. Methods and Materials: Patients with unresectable recurrent disease or positive margins after salvage surgery arising within a previously irradiated field with KPS≥70 were eligible for this trial...
January 15, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339341/health-status-alterations-in-ruditapes-philippinarum-after-continuous-secondary-effluent-exposure-before-and-after-additional-tertiary-treatment-application
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B Díaz-Garduño, J A Perales, C Garrido-Pérez, M L Martín-Díaz
A mobile pilot plant was set up in a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in southwest Spain to address potential adverse effects of effluents as a whole contaminant, which are discharging into marine environments. Ruditapes philippinarum specimens were exposed to different effluent concentrations (50%, 25%, 12.5%, 6.25%, and 3.15%) during seven days. After effluent exposure, lysosomal membrane stability alterations (LMS), changes in the energy status storage (total lipids content (TLP) and in the mitochondrial electron transport (MET), inhibition of inflammatory mechanisms (cyclooxygenase activity (COX)), and neurotoxic effects (acetylcholinesterase (AChE) were determined in exposed organisms...
January 12, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339303/estrogenic-activity-of-cylindrospermopsin-and-anatoxin-a-and-their-oxidative-products-by-feiii-b-h2o2
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Jishan Liu, Sandra E Hernández, Simon Swift, Naresh Singhal
The cyanotoxins released into waters during cyanobacterial blooms can pose serious hazards to humans and animals. Apart from their toxicological mechanisms, cyanotoxins have been shown to be involved in estrogenic activity by in vivo and in vitro assays; however, there is limited information on the change in estrogenicity of cyanotoxins following chemical oxidation. In this study, the estrogenic activity of cylindrospermopsin (CYL) and anatoxin-a (ANA) at concentrations ranging from 2.4 × 10-7 M to 2...
January 10, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337963/phase-i-open-label-study-of-afatinib-plus-vinorelbine-in-patients-with-solid-tumours-overexpressing-egfr-and-or-her2
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Rastislav Bahleda, Andrea Varga, Yann Bergé, Jean-Charles Soria, David Schnell, Inga Tschoepe, Martina Uttenreuther-Fischer, Jean-Pierre Delord
BACKGROUND: This phase Ib study evaluated afatinib plus vinorelbine in patients with advanced solid tumours overexpressing epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and/or human EGFR 2 (HER2). METHODS: Maximum tolerated doses (MTDs) were determined for afatinib (20, 40 or 50 mg, once daily) combined with standard intravenous vinorelbine (part A; 25 mg m-2 per week) or oral vinorelbine (part B; 60 mg m-2 per week, increased to 80 mg m-2 per week at week 3)...
January 16, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334211/curcumin-and-quercetin-ameliorated-cypermethrin-and-deltamethrin-induced-reproductive-system-impairment-in-male-wistar-rats-by-upregulating-the-activity-of-pituitary-gonadal-hormones-and-steroidogenic-enzymes
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Poonam Sharma, Irshad Aslam Khan, Rambir Singh
Background: Dietary antioxidants protect tissues and organs against insecticides/xenobiotic-induced damage. In the present study, we evaluated the results of exposure to synthetic pyrethroid insecticides, cypermethrin (Cyp) and deltamethrin (Del) and possible protective effects of curcumin and quercetin on reproductive system in male Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this controlled experimental study, 42 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 7 groups of 6 animals...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332585/new-tacrines-as-anti-alzheimer-s-disease-agents-ii-the-benzo-chromenopyranotacrines
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Maria J Oset-Gasque, Jose Marco-Contelles
Tacrine was the first drug approved by FDA (US) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease suffering patients. Nowadays, this agent has been withdrawn from the clinics due to secondary effects, among them, and the most important, its hepatotoxicity. However, the research on new tacrine analogues devoid of these therapeutically undesirable effects, but benefiting of their high and well known positive cholinergic power, has produced a number of new non-hepatotoxic tacrines. In this context, in our laboratory, in the last years we have prepared a new heterocyclic tacrines by changing the benzene ring present in tacrine by appropriate heterocyclic motifs...
January 12, 2018: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332340/imperatorin-shows-selective-antitumor-effects-in-sgc-7901-human-gastric-adenocarcinoma-cells-by-inducing-apoptosis-cell-cycle-arrest-and-targeting-pi3k-akt-m-tor-signalling-pathway
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J U Am, W J Gong, Y Su, Z B Mou
PURPOSE: The main purpose of the present study was to determine the anticancer properties of imperatorin - a naturally occurring coumarin compound - against SGC-7901 human gastric adenocarcinoma cells and the mouse fibroblast cell line 3T3 (normal cell line). METHODS: Imperatorin effects on apoptosis induction, cell cycle phase distribution and PI3K/Akt/m-TOR signalling pathways were studied. MTT cell viability assay examined the compound's cytotoxic potential, while inverted phase contrast microscopy and fluorescence microscopy techniques were used to study morphological changes induced in SGC-7901 cells by imperatorin...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331784/degradation-of-dyes-by-peroxymonosulfate-activated-by-ternary-cofeni-layered-double-hydroxide-catalytic-performance-mechanism-and-kinetic-modeling
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Hanxuan Zeng, Weiqiu Zhang, Lin Deng, Jinming Luo, Shiqing Zhou, Xia Liu, Yong Pei, Zhou Shi, John Crittenden
Ternary CoFeNi-layered double hydroxide (CoFeNi-LDH) was synthesized and initially applied to activate peroxymonosulfate (PMS) for the degradation of Congo red (CR) and Rhodamine B (RhB). The results show that the CoFeNi-LDH/PMS system can efficiently degrade nearly 100% of 20 mg/L CR or 20 mg/L RhB within 6- and 10-min reaction times, respectively. And the catalyst exhibits higher degradation efficiency on CR than on RhB under identical conditions, which is confirmed by electron clouds of the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) and lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) performed by DFT calculations...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328996/acute-and-sub-acute-neurological-toxicity-in-children-treated-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Natalia C Millan, Analía Pastrana, Myriam R Guitter, Pedro A Zubizarreta, María S Monges, María S Felice
Eighty percent of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survive with current treatments. Neurotoxicity is an infrequent adverse event. We describe clinical presentations of neurological toxicity, phases of treatment when these adverse events were more frequent and patients ́ outcome. From January-1995 to December-2015, 1379 ALL cases were admitted. Neurotoxicity was diagnosed in 49 patients (3.6%) and classified according to neurological syndromes. Medical records, laboratory-tests and images were reviewed...
January 2, 2018: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325755/amphotericin-b-albumin-conjugates-synthesis-toxicity-and-anti-fungal-activity
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Sneha Gurudevan, Arul Prakash Francis, A Jayakrishnan
Amphotericin B (AmB), a hydrophobic drug with negligible aqueous solubility was conjugated to bovine serum albumin (BSA) via amide bond coupling to give 6 to 8 wt% drug payload. The resulting conjugate was characterized using SDS-PAGE and UV-visible, FTIR and CD spectroscopy. The conjugate was water-soluble to the extent of 150 mg/ml, was non-toxic to HEK 293 T cells at a concentration of 500 μg/ml (equivalent to ~30 μg AmB) and showed hemolysis of <5% at 200 μg/ml (equivalent to ~12 μg AmB) against human erythrocytes in vitro...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322205/the-role-of-albumin-bilirubin-grade-and-inflammation-based-index-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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Eleni Gkika, Dominik Bettinger, Leo Krafft, Michael Schultheiss, Hannes Philipp Neeff, Lars Maruschke, Michaela Schulenburg, Sonja Adebahr, Simon Kirste, Ursula Nestle, Robert Thimme, Anca-Ligia Grosu, Thomas Baptist Brunner
PURPOSE: We evaluated the prognostic accuracy of the albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade and the inflammation-based index (IBI) in estimating overall survival (OS) and toxicity in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty patients with 47 HCC lesions with a Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification stage B or C were treated with SBRT in 3-12 fractions. The ALBI grade and the IBI were calculated at different time points (baseline, during, at the end of treatment and at follow-up) and compared with the Child-Pugh (CP) score as well as other patient- and treatment-related parameters, concerning OS and toxicity...
January 10, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322015/kingiodendron-pinnatum-a-pharmacologically-effective-alternative-for-saraca-asoca-in-an-ayurvedic-preparation-asokarishta
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Adangam Purath Shahid, Nanu Sasidharan, Sasidharan Salini, Jose Padikkala, Nair Meera, Achuthan Chathrattil Raghavamenon, Thekkekara Devassy Babu
Saraca asoca (Fabaceae) is a prime ingredient in Asokarishta, a well-known Ayurvedic preparation for gynecological ailments. Due to scarcity, adulteration or substitution of related raw drugs is a common practice in its preparation. The bark of Kingiodendron pinnatum (Roxb. ex DC.) Harms, morphologically similar to S. asoca (Asoka) is a widely used substitute. The present study aimed to evaluate the pharmacological effectiveness of K. pinnatum as an alternative for S. asoca in Asokarishta by determining the inhibitory effect of estrogen induced uterus endometrial thickening in immature female rats...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321348/influence-of-thiopurine-methyltransferase-gene-polymorphism-on-egyptian-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
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Azza A G Tantawy, Fatma S E Ebeid, Amira A M Adly, Eman El-Ghoroury, Mai Mostafa
Thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) gene polymorphism regulates thiopurine therapeutic efficacy and toxicity. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of TPMT gene polymorphism in Egyptian children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Sixty-four patients with ALL, T lineage (27%) and pre-B phenotype (73%), who were treated with BFM 90 or CCG 1991 standard risk protocol, and who also experiencedmyleosuppresion toxicity and required interruption and/ormodification of thiopurine chemotherapy were recruited over a year period...
December 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320913/a-phase-2-study-of-rituximab-cyclophosphamide-bortezomib-and-dexamethasone-r-cybord-in-relapsed-low-grade-and-mantle-cell-lymphoma
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Mohamad Bassam Sonbol, Talal Hilal, Amylou C Dueck, Allison C Rosenthal, Christopher R Conley, Heidi E Kosiorek, Brenda F Ginos, Katherine M Gano, Craig S Nichols, Jose F Leis, Patrick B Johnston, Thomas M Habermann, Donald W Northfelt, Peter Leif Bergsagel, David J Inwards, Thomas E Witzig, Stephen M Ansell, Craig B Reeder
In this phase 2 trial, we sought to evaluate the efficacy and safety of rituximab, cyclophosphamide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (R-CyBorD) in patients with low-grade NHL. The regimen included rituximab on day 1 with weekly cyclophosphamide, dexamethasone, and bortezomib 1.3 mg/m2 IV in a 28-day cycle. Twenty one patients were enrolled on the study. Median age was 69 years (range 51-80) and 17 (81%) patients had two or more prior treatments. Histologies included FL (n = 8), MCL (n = 8), and LPL/WM (n = 5)...
January 10, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319750/biological-screening-of-extracts-from-leaf-and-stem-bark-of-croton-floribundus-spreng-euphorbiaceae
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E F Barth, L S Pinto, P Dileli, D C Biavatti, Y L Silva, W Bortolucci, Z C Gazim, O S Takemura, M B Romagnolo, A Laverde-Junior
This work describes the preliminary evaluation of cytotoxic, antimicrobial, molluscicidal, antioxidant and anticholinesterase activities from leaf (LECF) and stem bark alcoholic extracts (BECF) of the species Croton floribundus Spreng. (Euphorbiaceae), popularly known as capixingui or tapixingui. BECF presented significant toxicity (LC50 = 89.6 μg/ml) in the Artemia salina Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) bioassay, whereas LECF did not show activity (LC50 > 1000 μg/ml). From DPPH method, the values of IC50 for the LECF and BECF were 61...
January 8, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311515/secoiridoid-glycosides-from-the-twigs-of-ligustrum-obtusifolium-possess-anti-inflammatory-and-neuroprotective-effects
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Won Se Suh, Oh Kil Kwon, Tae Hyun Lee, Lalita Subedi, Sun Yeou Kim, Kang Ro Lee
Two new secoiridoid glycosides, obtusifolisides A and B (1, 2), together with 7 known secoiridoid glycosides (3-9) were isolated from the twigs of Ligustrum obtusifolium. The chemical structures of new compounds were determined by a spectroscopic data analysis, including one and two dimensional (1D-, 2D)-NMR, High resolution-MS, and experiments involving chemical reactions. The isolated secoiridoid glycosides were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory effects in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated BV-2 murine microglia cells...
2018: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311066/population-pharmacokinetics-of-intravenous-polymyxin-b-from-clinical-samples
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Christine J Kubin, Brian C Nelson, Cristina Miglis, Marc H Scheetz, Nathaniel Rhodes, Sean Avedissian, Serge Cremers, Michael T Yin
A retrospective study was conducted in hospitalized patients receiving intravenous polymyxin B who underwent therapeutic drug monitoring during treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the population pharmacokinetics (PK) of intravenous polymyxin B in patients with variable total body weights and create a population model for clinical use. Nonlinear mixed-effects modeling analyses were performed. A total of 43 patients were included: 70% were male with a median age of 58 years and a median weight of 78 kg...
January 8, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304459/temperature-enhances-the-affinity-of-soil-alkaline-phosphatase-to-cd
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Xiangping Tan, Megan B Machmuller, Ziquan Wang, Xudong Li, Wenxiang He, M Francesca Cotrufo, Weijun Shen
Both elevated temperature and heavy metal contamination can have profound effects on microbial function and soil biogeochemical cycling. However, the interactive effects of heavy metal toxicity and temperature on microbial activity have been poorly understood. The aim of this study was to quantify the effect of temperature and cadmium (Cd) toxicity on alkaline phosphatase (ALP) produced by microbes to acquire phosphorus. To determine whether these effects were dependent on soil properties, we utilized 11 soil types from cropland throughout China...
December 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301831/efficacy-safety-and-pharmacokinetics-of-axitinib-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-a-preclinical-and-phase-2-correlative-study
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Edwin P Hui, Brigette B Y Ma, Herbert Loong, Frankie Mo, Leung Li, Ann D King, Ki Wang, Anil T Ahuja, Charles Ml Chan, Connie Wc Hui, Chi-Hang Wong, Anthony Tc Chan
PURPOSE: We hypothesized that axitinib is active with improved safety profile in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We evaluated axitinib in preclinical models of NPC, and studied its efficacy in a phase 2 clinical trial in recurrent or metastatic NPC patients who progressed after at least one line of prior platinum-based chemotherapy. We excluded patients with local recurrence or vascular invasion. Axitinib was started at 5 mg twice-daily in continuous 4-weeks cycles...
January 4, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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