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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749393/adverse-effects-drug-load-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-patients-with-epilepsy-monotherapy-versus-polytherapy
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Rupa Joshi, Manjari Tripathi, Pooja Gupta, Sheffali Gulati, Yogendra Kumar Gupta
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Although the need for a combination of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in the treatment of epilepsy is well justified, but an associated increase in adverse effects (AEs) lends a restriction to polytherapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate AEs and drug load (prescribed daily dose/defined daily doses) of AEDs in patients with epilepsy (PWE). METHODS: Consecutive PWEs attending Epilepsy clinic in a tertiary care hospital in New Delhi, India, were enrolled in the study...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748755/biotin-and-glutathione-targeting-of-solid-nanoparticles-to-cross-human-brain-endothelial-cells
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Szilvia Veszelka, Mária Mészáros, Lóránd Kiss, Zoltán Kóta, Tibor Páli, Zsófia Hoyk, Zsolt Bozsó, Lívia Fülöp, András Tóth, Gábor Rákhely, Mária A Deli
Background The blood-brain barrier restricts drug penetration to the central nervous system. Targeted nanocarriers are new potential tools to increase the brain entry of drugs. Ligands of endogenous transporters of the blood-brain barrier can be used as targeting vectors for brain delivery of nanoparticles. Objective We tested biotin-labeled solid nanoparticles for the first time and compared to biotinylated glutathione-labeled nanoparticles in brain endothelial cells. Method Neutravidin coated fluorescent polystyrene nanoparticles were derivatized with biotin and biotinylated glutathione...
July 27, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747713/overcoming-blood-brain-barrier-with-a-dual-purpose-temozolomide-loaded-lactoferrin-nanoparticles-for-combating-glioma-serp-17-12433
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Sonali Kumari, Saad M Ahsan, Jerald M Kumar, Anand K Kondapi, Nalam M Rao
Targeted delivery of drugs to the brain is challenging due to the restricted permeability across the blood brain barrier (BBB). Gliomas are devastating cancers and their positive treatment outcome using Temozolomide (TMZ) is limited due to its short plasma half-life, systemic toxicity and limited access through the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Nanoparticles made of Lactoferrin (Lf) protein, have been shown to enhance the pharmacological properties of drugs. Here, we report the specific ability of Lf nanoparticles to cross BBB and target over-expressed Lf receptors on glioma for enhanced TMZ delivery...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747201/intravenous-superoxide-dismutase-as-a-protective-agent-to-prevent-impairment-of-lung-function-induced-by-high-tidal-volume-ventilation
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Nan-Chun Wu, Fan-Ting Liao, Hao-Min Cheng, Shih-Hsien Sung, Yu-Chun Yang, Jiun-Jr Wang
BACKGROUND: Positive-pressure mechanical ventilation is essential in assisting patients with respiratory failure in the intensive care unit and facilitating oxygenation in the operating room. However, it was also recognized as a primary factor leading to hospital-acquired pulmonary dysfunction, in which pulmonary oxidative stress and lung inflammation had been known to play important roles. Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an important antioxidant, and possesses anti-inflammatory capacity...
July 26, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744885/water-infused-surface-protection-as-an-active-mechanism-for-fibrin-sheath-prevention-in-central-venous-catheters
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David W Sutherland, Xin Zhang, Joseph L Charest
Protein adhesion in central venous catheters (CVCs) leads to fibrin sheath formation, the precursor to thrombotic and biofilm-related CVC failures. Advances in material properties and surface coatings do not completely prevent fibrin sheath formation and post-formation treatment options are limited and expensive. We propose water infused surface protection (WISP), an active method for prevention of fibrin sheath formation on CVCs, which creates a blood-free boundary layer on the inner surface of the CVC, limiting blood contact with the CVC lumen wall...
July 26, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744866/effect-of-moderate-30-percent-global-maternal-nutrient-reduction-on-fetal-and-postnatal-baboon-phenotype
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Cun Li, Susan Jenkins, Vicki Mattern, Anthony G Comuzzie, Laura A Cox, Hillary F Huber, Peter W Nathanielsz
BACKGROUND: Most developmental programming studies on maternal nutrient reduction (MNR) are in altricial rodents whose maternal nutritional burden and offspring developmental trajectory differ from precocial non-human primates and humans. METHODS: Control (CTR) baboon mothers ate ad libitum; MNR mothers ate 70% global control diet in pregnancy and lactation. RESULTS: We present offspring morphometry, blood cortisol, and adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) during second half of gestation (G) and first three postnatal years...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744769/association-between-candiduria-and-candidemia-a-clinical-and-molecular-analysis-of-cases
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Maria Drogari-Apiranthitou, Ioannis Anyfantis, Irene Galani, Labrini Kanioura, Georgios L Daikos, Georgios Petrikkos
The risk of developing candidemia after candiduria is reportedly very low, but it has not been adequately investigated. The aim of this study was to examine the molecular relatedness between Candida strains isolated from adult patients with candidemia and concomitant candiduria in association with the clinical characteristics of the cases. All episodes of candidemia occurring in a tertiary care academic hospital during a 5-year period were recorded prospectively. Patients with episodes of candiduria occurring two weeks preceding to or one week following a positive for Candida blood culture were included in the study...
July 25, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743168/calorie-restriction-reverses-age-related-alteration-of-cavernous-neurovascular-structure-in-the-rat
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A Limanjaya, K-M Song, M-J Choi, K Ghatak, N N Minh, D H Kang, J Ock, G N Yin, H Y Chung, J-K Ryu, J-K Suh
Calorie restriction (CR) refers to a reduction of calorie intake without compromising essential nutrients to avoid malnutrition. CR has been established as a non-genetic method of altering longevity and attenuating biological changes associated with aging. Aging is also an important risk factor for erectile dysfunction. The aim of this study was to examine whether CR diet can reverse the age-related alterations of erectile tissue in the aged rat. Four groups of rats were used: young rats (7 months) + ad libitum, aged rats (22 months) + ad libitum, young rats + CR diet, and aged rats + CR diet...
July 25, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741715/first-report-of-carglumic-acid-in-a-patient-with-citrullinemia-type-1-argininosuccinate-synthetase-deficiency
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E Kose, P Kuyum, B Aksoy, J Häberle, N Arslan, Y Ozturk
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Carglumic acid is a structural analogue of human N-acetylglutamate, which has become an alternative therapeutic option for hyperammonaemia in organic acidaemias such as isovaleric acidaemia, methylmalonic acidaemia and propionic acidaemia, and it has been suggested in other urea cycle disorders such as ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency and carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 deficiency. CASE DESCRIPTION: A male newborn was diagnosed with citrullinemia after serum amino acid analyses revealed markedly elevated citrulline concentration together with homozygous p...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739202/the-relationship-between-dietary-intake-growth-and-body-composition-in-phenylketonuria
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Maureen Evans, Helen Truby, Avihu Boneh
AIM: Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inborn error of protein metabolism that results from perturbation in phenylalanine hydroxylase activity leading to elevated blood levels of phenylalanine (phe). We aimed to explore the relationships between dietary patterns (total-protein, natural-protein, amino-acid formula), and the ratio of protein to energy intake with growth and body composition. METHOD: Longitudinal prospective data (1-6 measurements) of growth, dietary intake and body composition in patients treated with phe-restricted diet only (D-PKU; n=32), and tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4)±phe-restricted diet (BH4-PKU; n=5) were collected over a two-year period...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739050/reduced-water-intake-deteriorates-glucose-regulation-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Evan C Johnson, Costas N Bardis, Lisa T Jansen, J D Adams, Tracie W Kirkland, Stavros A Kavouras
Epidemiological research has demonstrated that low daily total water intake is associated with increased diagnosis of hyperglycemia. Possible mechanisms for this increase include hormones related to the hypothalamic pituitary axis as well as the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS). Therefore, the hypothesis of the present study was that acute low water intake would result in differential hormonal profiles and thus impaired blood glucose regulation during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
July 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737609/the-effects-of-supplementary-low-load-blood-flow-restriction-training-on-morphological-and-performance-based-adaptations-in-team-sport-athletes
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Brendan R Scott, Jeremiah J Peiffer, Paul S R Goods
Scott, BR, Peiffer, JJ, and Goods, PSR. The effects of supplementary low-load blood flow restriction training on morphological and performance-based adaptations in team sport athletes. J Strength Cond Res 31(8): 2147-2154, 2017-Low-load resistance training with blood flow restriction (BFR) may be a method to enhance muscular development even in trained athletes. This study aimed to assess whether supplemental low-load BFR training can improve muscle size, strength, and physical performance characteristics in team sport athletes...
August 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737229/advances-in-transfusion-medicine-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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REVIEW
K Oakland, V Jairath, M F Murphy
Gastrointestinal bleeding is a common medical and surgical emergency and is the second most common indication for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in the UK. Most transfusion guidelines recommend the use of restrictive blood transfusion in stable gastrointestinal bleeding. This review explores the evidence supporting this practice, including whether it is safe in lower as well as upper gastrointestinal bleeding, and the risks of restrictive transfusion in patients with cardiovascular disease. There is a lack of evidence supporting the use of platelet and fresh frozen plasma transfusion in gastrointestinal bleeding...
July 24, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736028/association-between-tacrolimus-pharmacokinetics-and-cytochrome-p450-3a5-and-multidrug-resistance-protein-1-exon-21-polymorphisms
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M Soda, M Fujitani, R Michiuchi, A Shibayama, K Kanamori, S Yoshikuni, Y Ohno, T Tsuchiya, A Suzuki, K Horie, T Deguchi, Y Itoh, K Kitaichi
BACKGROUND: Individual differences in the pharmacokinetics (PK) of tacrolimus (TAC), an immunosuppressive drug, are reportedly associated with single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A5 and multidrug resistance protein 1 (MDR1). We determined the effect of SNPs in CYP3A5 and MDR1 exons 21 and 26 on TAC PK parameters. METHODS: Thirty-eight Japanese patients who underwent renal transplantation were genotyped for CYP3A5 and exons 21 and 26 of MDR1 with the use of polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735814/tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-as-modulators-of-trastuzumab-mediated-antibody-dependent-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity-in-breast-cancer-cell-lines
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Denis M Collins, Kathy Gately, Clare Hughes, Connla Edwards, Anthony Davies, Stephen F Madden, Kenneth J O'Byrne, Norma O'Donovan, John Crown
BACKGROUND: Trastuzumab is an anti-HER2 monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy capable of antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) and used in the treatment of HER2+ breast cancer. Through interactions with FcƴR+ immune cell subsets, trastuzumab functions as a passive immunotherapy. The EGFR/HER2-targeting tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) lapatinib and the next generation TKIs afatinib and neratinib, can alter HER2 levels, potentially modulating the ADCC response to trastuzumab...
July 15, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735803/transfusion-thresholds-for-major-orthopedic-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Matthew D Mitchell, Joel S Betesh, Jaimo Ahn, Eric L Hume, Samir Mehta, Craig A Umscheid
BACKGROUND: More than a million surgeries are performed annually in the United States for hip or knee arthroplasty or hip fracture stabilization. One-fifth of these patients have blood transfusions during their hospital stay. Increases in transfusion rates have caused concern about increased adverse events from unnecessary transfusions. METHODS: We systematically reviewed randomized trials examining the effect of restrictive vs liberal transfusion thresholds on patients having major orthopedic surgery...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732546/the-effectiveness-of-an-educational-intervention-for-sodium-restriction-in-patients-with-hypertension-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marcela Perdomo Rodrigues, Luciana Kaercher John Dos Santos, Flavio Danni Fuchs, Sandra Costa Fuchs, Leila Beltrami Moreira
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of nonpharmacological interventions in blood pressure reduction has been evidenced by several studies. Nevertheless, as adherence to a low-sodium diet is poor, interventions regarding habit changing should be of a motivational nature in order to develop the ability of overcoming obstacles regarding sodium-restriction behavior. The present study aims to describe the protocol and randomization of a clinical trial design in order to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention based on Dietary Sodium Restriction Questionnaire (DSRQ) scores...
July 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732386/a-phase-i-trial-of-nk-92-cells-for-refractory-hematological-malignancies-relapsing-after-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-shows-safety-and-evidence-of-efficacy
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Brent A Williams, Arjun Datt Law, Bertrand Routy, Neal denHollander, Vikas Gupta, Xing-Hua Wang, Amélie Chaboureau, Sowmya Viswanathan, Armand Keating
BACKGROUND: Autologous NK cell therapy can treat a variety of malignancies, but is limited by patient-specific variations in potency and cell number expansion. In contrast, allogeneic NK cell lines can overcome many of these limitations. Cells from the permanent NK-92 line are constitutively activated, lack inhibitory receptors and appear to be safe based on two prior phase I trials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a single-center, non-randomized, non-blinded, open-label, Phase I dose-escalation trial of irradiated NK-92 cells in adults with refractory hematological malignancies who relapsed after autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT)...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727741/antimicrobial-resistance-rates-in-gram-positive-bacteria-do-not-drive-glycopeptides-use
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Beryl Primrose Gladstone, Andrea Cona, Parichehr Shamsrizi, Tuba Vilken, Winfred V Kern, Nisar Malek, Evelina Tacconelli
Surveillance data are considered essential to appropriate empiric antibiotic therapy and stewardship. The objective of this study was to determine if a change in the rates of antibiotic resistance impacts antibiotic use in European hospitals. Glycopeptides use was selected to study the correlation between resistance rates and antibiotic use because of the restricted spectrum against resistant gram positive bacteria. PubMed, ECDC databases and national/regional surveillance systems were searched to identify glycopeptides´ consumption in defined daily dose per 1000 inhabitant-days (DID) and rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), methicillin-resistant coagulase negative staphylococci (MRCoNS), and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in bloodstream infections (BSIs) in European countries between 1997 and 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727121/supplementing-newborn-intrauterine-growth-restricted-piglets-with-a-bolus-of-porcine-colostrum-raises-rectal-temperatures-one-degree-celsius
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C Amdi, L L Jensen, N Oksbjerg, C F Hansen
Hyperprolific sows have increased litter sizes but also result in more piglets that have been exposed to intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). These IUGR piglets are likely to have a low rectal temperature and lower blood glucose levels compared with normal piglets at birth. Therefore, we hypothesized that a colostrum bolus at birth and/or heat from an external source would have a positive effect on blood glucose levels, rectal temperatures, and growth up to 8 h postpartum. In addition, liver glycogen and blood values at 8 h were investigated...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
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