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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924967/postoperative-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer-the-sooner-the-better-and-potential-to-reduce-toxicity-even-further
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Paolo Borghetti, Luigi Spiazzi, Claudia Cozzaglio, Sara Pedretti, Bruno Caraffini, Luca Triggiani, Diana Greco, Lilia Bardoscia, Fernando Barbera, Michela Buglione, Stefano Maria Magrini
PURPOSE: To evaluate biochemical relapse-free survival (bRFS), overall survival (OS), late rectal and bladder toxicities in a retrospective single institution series, also applying an in-house software for biological dose calculation. METHODS: 258 patients submitted to radiotherapy after prostatectomy were considered. Differences between groups were calculated using the log-rank test and the relevant clinical and therapeutic variables were considered for multivariate analysis...
September 18, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917973/inhibitory-effects-of-dianthi-herba-ethanolic-extract-on-inflammatory-and-nociceptive-responses-in-murine-macrophages-and-mouse-models-of-abdominal-writhing-and-ear-edema
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You-Chang Oh, Yun Hee Jeong, Won-Kyung Cho, Youn-Hwan Hwang, Jin Yeul Ma
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Dianthi Herba is a traditional herbal medicine used to treat inflammatory-related diseases including acute pyelonephritis, cystitis, laryngopharyngitis, and urethritis. AIM OF THE STUDY: We investigated the effects of Dianthi Herba ethanolic extract (DH) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-mediated inflammatory responses in murine macrophages as well as nociceptive and edema mouse models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The biological effects of DH on inflammatory cytokine, mediator, and related protein production were assessed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), Western blotting, and real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (real-time RT-PCR)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912620/hormonal-contraception-and-the-development-of-autoimmunity-a-review-of-the-literature
#3
William V Williams
Estrogens and progestins are known to have profound effects on the immune system and may modulate the susceptibility to autoimmune diseases. A comprehensive literature search was carried out using PubMed for any of 153 autoimmune disease terms and the terms contraception, contraceptive, or their chemical components with limits of Humans + Title or Abstract. Over 1,800 titles were returned and scanned, 352 papers retrieved and reviewed in depth and an additional 70 papers retrieved from the bibliographies. Based on this review, substantial evidence exists linking the use of combined oral contraceptives to a lower incidence of hyperthyroidism, an increase in multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, and interstitial cystitis...
August 2017: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899343/genome-wide-gene-expression-analysis-in-the-placenta-from-fetus-with-trisomy-21
#4
Ji Hyae Lim, You Jung Han, Hyun Jin Kim, Dong Wook Kwak, So Yeon Park, Sun-Hee Chun, Hyun Mee Ryu
BACKGROUND: We performed whole human genome expression analysis in placenta tissue (normal and T21) samples in order to investigate gene expression into the pathogenesis of trisomy 21 (T21) placenta. We profiled the whole human genome expression of placental samples from normal and T21 fetuses using the GeneChip Human Genome U133 plus 2.0 array. Based on these data, we predicted the functions of differentially expressed genes using bioinformatics tools. RESULTS: A total of 110 genes had different expression patterns in the T21 placentas than they did in the normal placentas...
September 12, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894338/xanthogranulomatous-cystitis-in-a-child
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Roberto César Teixeira Dantas, Ivo Lima Viana, Camila Soares Moreira de Sousa, Breno Braga Bastos, Carla Lorena Vasques Mendes de Miranda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893174/antiproliferative-factor-apf-binds-specifically-to-sites-within-the-cytoskeleton-associated-protein-4-ckap4-extracellular-domain
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Burzin Chavda, Jun Ling, Thomas Majernick, Sonia Lobo Planey
BACKGROUND: Antiproliferative factor (APF) is a sialoglycopeptide elevated in the urine of patients with interstitial cystitis-a chronic, painful bladder disease. APF inhibits the proliferation of normal bladder epithelial cells and cancer cells in vitro, presumably by binding to its cellular receptor, cytoskeleton associated-protein 4 (CKAP4); however, the biophysical interaction of APF with CKAP4 has not been characterized previously. In this study, we used surface plasmon resonance (SPR) to explore the binding kinetics of the interaction of APF and as-APF (a desialylated APF analogue with full activity) to CKAP4...
September 11, 2017: BMC Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892422/clinicopathologic-and-microbiologic-findings-associated-with-emphysematous-cystitis-in-27-dogs
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Lindsay Kate Merkel, Jody Lulich, David Polzin, Christopher Ober, Jodi Westropp, Jane Sykes
This is a retrospective case series of 27 dogs with emphysematous cystitis. Medical records from two veterinary teaching hospitals from 1992 to 2014 were reviewed. The aims of the study were to determine imaging findings, common underlying disease processes, and prevalent bacterial species and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in dogs with emphysematous cystitis. The most common lower urinary tract sign was hematuria. Gas was detected in the wall and lumen of the urinary bladder in 14 of 27 dogs (51...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892312/-case-report-emphysematous-cystitis
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M Piraprez, M Ben Chehida, M Fillet
The emphysematous cystitis is a rare condition characterized by the presence of air in the wall and/or the bladder lumen. The clinical expression of this cystitis is variable. Some patients complain of abdominal pain or urinary symptoms. Other may present only pneumaturia or be totally asymptomatic. This condition is considered as potentially severe since it can lead to an emphysematous pyelonephritis with septicemia and septic shock. Peritonitis may also occur in case of necrosis and perforation of the bladder wall...
September 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887515/sacral-neuromodulation-for-refractory-bladder-pain-syndrome-interstitial-cystitis-a-global-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Junpeng Wang, Yang Chen, Jiawei Chen, Guihao Zhang, Peng Wu
Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) is a common debilitating disease and there has not been consistently effective treatment. We aimed to evaluate all available literature regarding the efficacy and safety of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) for refractory BPS/IC. A comprehensive search of Pubmed, Web of Science and Cochrane Library through May 2016 was conducted. A total of 17 studies enrolling 583 patients were identified. Pooled analyses demonstrated that SNM was associated with great reduction in pelvic pain (weighted mean difference [WMD] -3...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887201/reactive-oxygen-therapy-a-novel-antimicrobial
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REVIEW
Matthew Dryden
The main solution to the global antibiotic resistance crisis is reducing the volume of antibiotic use in medicine, agriculture and the environment. However there is also a pressing need for novel antimicrobials. Despite much rhetoric, there are few entirely novel agents in development. One such therapy to reach clinical use is an agent using Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), oxygen radicals, as an antimicrobial mechanism. ROS can be delivered to the site of infection in various formats. ROS is highly antimicrobial against Gram positive and negative bacteria, viruses and fungi...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886046/effects-of-water-avoidance-stress-on-peripheral-and-central-responses-during-bladder-filling-in-the-rat-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-the-study-of-urologic-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-mapp-research-network-study
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Zhuo Wang, Harriet H Chang, Yunliang Gao, Rong Zhang, Yumei Guo, Daniel P Holschneider, Larissa V Rodriguez
Stress plays a role in the exacerbation and possibly the development of functional lower urinary tract disorders. Chronic water avoidance stress (WAS) in rodents is a model with high construct and face validity to bladder hypersensitive syndromes, such as interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), characterized by urinary frequency and bladder hyperalgesia and heightened stress responsiveness. Given the overlap of the brain circuits involved in stress, anxiety, and micturition, we evaluated the effects chronic stress has on bladder function, as well as its effects on regional brain activation during bladder filling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885452/mirna-mediated-downregulation-of-kcc2-and-vgat-expression-in-spinal-cord-contributes-to-neonatal-cystitis-induced-visceral-pain-in-rats
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Jian Zhang, James Yu, Pradeep Kannampalli, Linghui Nie, Hui Meng, Bidyut Medda, Reza Shaker, Jyoti N Sengupta, Banani Banerjee
Loss of GABAergic inhibition in pain pathways has been considered to be a key component in the development of chronic pain. In the present study, we intended to examine if miR-92b-mediated post-transcriptional dysregulation of spinal potassium chloride cotransporter (KCC2) and vesicular GABA transporter (VGAT) plays a major role in the development and maintenance of long-term visceral hyperalgesia in neonatal zymosan-treated rats. Neonatal cystitis was induced by transurethral zymosan administration from postnatal (P) days 14-16 (protocol 1)...
September 1, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884928/expression-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-targets-pdgfr-%C3%AE-vegfr2-and-kit-in-canine-transitional-cell-carcinoma
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L Walters, O Martin, J Price, M M Sula
Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) is the most common neoplasia of the canine urinary tract. It tends to be locally invasive and has a moderate metastatic rate. Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) play an important role in promoting cell growth, differentiation and regulation of cell function. RTK inhibitor toceranib phosphate has been used anecdotally to treat TCC. The goal of this study was to evaluate archived normal urinary bladder, TCC and cystitis bladder samples for expression of toceranib phosphate targets: VEGFR2, PDGFR-β and stem cell factor receptor (KIT)...
September 8, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882961/efficacy-of-n-acetylcysteine-d-mannose-and-morinda-citrifolia-to-treat-recurrent-cystitis-in-breast-cancer-survivals
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Debora Marchiori, Pier Paolo Zanello
BACKGROUND/AIM: Breast cancer survivors in adjuvant therapy, frequently experience the estrogen deficiency with genitourinary symptoms mostly represented by recurrent bacterial cystitis. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of N-acetylcysteine, D-mannose and Morinda citrifolia fruit extract (NDM), when associated to antibiotic therapy, in reducing the persistence of recurrent cystitis in this risk population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty breast cancer survived women with recurrent cystitis were retrospectively examined...
September 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882559/enhancement-of-s1p-induced-contractile-response-in-detrusor-smooth-muscle-of-rats-having-cystitis
#15
Irfan Anjum, Merve Denizalti, Hilmi Burak Kandilci, Nezahat Tugba Durlu-Kandilci, Inci Sahin-Erdemli
Interstitial cystitis is a chronic disease characterized by lower abdominal pain and some nonspecific symptoms including an increase in urinary frequency and urgency. Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) is a bioactive sphingolipid that controls smooth muscle tone via G-protein coupled receptors (S1P1-3 receptors). S1P production is known to take place both in physiological states and some pathological situations, such as in overactive bladder syndrome. The intracellular mechanism of S1P-induced contractile response was investigated in β-escin permeabilized detrusor smooth muscle of rats having cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881236/investigating-detailed-interactions-between-novel-par1-antagonist-f16357-and-the-receptor-using-docking-and-molecular-dynamic-simulations
#16
Carolyn Readmond, Chun Wu
Currently, Vorapaxar is the only recently FDA-approved antiplatelet drug targeting Protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR1). However, a novel antagonist, F16357, has been shown to prevent painful bladder syndrome, also known as interstitial cystitis (IC). Unfortunately, there is no high resolution structure of the F16357-receptor complex, hindering its optimization as a therapeutic agent. In this study, we used docking and molecular dynamic (MD) simulations to investigate the detailed interactions between F16357 and PAR1 at a molecular level...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878600/kenalog-injection-into-hunner-s-lesions-as-a-treatment-for-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome
#17
Lauren Rittenberg, Darlene Morrissey, Dominique El-Khawand, Kristene Whitmore
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of kenalog injection into Hunner's lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients had cystoscopy and bladder hydrodistention with corticosteroid injection into Hunner's lesions over a 2.5-year period. Data include patient characteristics and pre- and post-operative validated questionnaires. Spearman Correlation and Wilcoxon t-tests were used for analysis. RESULTS: One hundred patients were reviewed retrospectively...
August 2017: Current Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874100/immunotherapy-options-for-painful-bladder-syndrome-what-s-the-potential
#18
Ioannis Mykoniatis, Ioannis Katafigiotis, Stavros Sfoungaristos, Vladimir Yutkin
Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis (PBS/IC) is an enigmatic disease characterized by lack of evidence-based knowledge and an ongoing scientific debate regarding its definition, pathogenesis, diagnostic and treatment algorithm. An autoimmune theory for PBS/IC etiology has suggested immunotherapy as a potential treatment choice. Areas covered: In this review, the authors report existing and future immunotherapeutic options, potentially valuable to the management of PBS/IC while evidence for the immunological aspect of PBS/IC pathogenesis are also presented...
September 5, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868940/vigilance-on-use-of-drugs-herbal-products-and-food-supplements-during-pregnancy-focus-on-fosfomycin
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C Mannucci, G Dante, M Miroddi, F Facchinetti, R D'Anna, A Santamaria, M C Lenti, A Vannacci, F Calapai, M Perone, G Migliardi, A Alibrandi, M Navarra, G Calapai
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is defined as a common bacterial infection that can lead to significant morbidity such as stricture, fistula, abscess formation, bacteremia, sepsis, pyelonephritis and kidney dysfunction with a mortality rates reported of 1% in men and 3% in women because of development of pyelonephritis. UTIs are more common in women and the 33% of them, requires antimicrobials treatment for at least 1 episode by the age of 24 years. UTIs are the most common infections observed during pregnancy and up to 30% of mothers with not treated asymptomatic bacteriuria may develop acute pyelonephritis which consequently can be associated to adverse maternal and fetal outcomes...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868507/evaluation-of-the-incidence-and-risk-factors-associated-with-persistent-frequency-in-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome-and-the-efficacy-of-antimuscarinic-treatment
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Aram Kim, Kyeong-Ok Hoe, Jung Hyun Shin, Myung-Soo Choo
PURPOSE: To investigate the incidence and risk factors associated with persistent urinary frequency, and to evaluate the efficacy of antimuscarinic treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) patients complaining of persistent urinary frequency despite improved pain were evaluated. Before initial conventional treatment, each patient completed a voiding diary and symptom questionnaires. After conventional treatment, patients were divided according to the presence of pain and frequency...
September 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
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