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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432978/cadmium-hampers-salt-tolerance-of-sesuvium-portulacastrum
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Mariem Wali, Soledad Martos, Laura Pérez-Martín, Chedly Abdelly, Tahar Ghnaya, Charlotte Poschenrieder, Benet Gunsé
It is well known that salinity reduces cadmium toxicity in halophytes. However, the possible interference of Cd with the mechanisms of salt tolerance is poorly explored. The aim of this study was to see whether Cd affects salt tolerance mechanisms in the halophyte Sesuvium portulacastrum. S. portulacastrum plants obtained from cuttings were grown in hydroponics for 3 weeks and then exposed to low (0.09 mM) or moderate (200 mM) NaCl concentrations, alone or in combination with 25 μM CdCl2. Microscopy observation revealed two strategies of salt tolerance: euhalophytism and secretion of salt by bladder cells...
April 13, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423552/enhanced-antitumor-effects-by-combining-an-il-12-anti-dna-fusion-protein-with-avelumab-an-anti-pd-l1-antibody
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Jonathan K Fallon, Amanda J Vandeveer, Jeffrey Schlom, John W Greiner
The combined therapeutic potential of an immunocytokine designed to deliver IL-12 to the necrotic regions of solid tumors with an anti-PD-L1 antibody that disrupts the immunosuppressive PD-1/PD-L1 axis yielded a combinatorial benefit in multiple murine tumor models. The murine version of the immunocytokine, NHS-muIL12, consists of an antibody (NHS76) recognizing DNA/DNA-histone complexes, fused with two molecules of murine IL-12 (NHS-muIL12). By its recognition of exposed DNA, NHS-muIL12 targets IL-12 to the necrotic portions of tumors; it has a longer plasma half-life and better antitumor efficacy against murine tumors than recombinant murine IL-12...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415139/primary-nocturnal-enuresis-a-review-of-assessment-and-treatment-in-a-single-referral-centre3
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Salvatore Arena, Mario Patricolo
INTRODUCTION: Aim was to investigate the prevalence of primary monosymptomatic and non-monosymptomatic noctural enuresis (PMNE and PNMNE) and associated factors in a major referral centre for NE in Abu Dhabi. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Children referred to a Paediatric Continence Clinic, between 2014 and 2016, for PNE were included. Exclusion criteria were neuropathic bladder, abnormality of the bladder and bowel, urethral stenosis, children with neurological and psychiatric problems, patients that did not complete the diagnostic protocol, patients with follow-up less than six months...
April 17, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400168/qualitative-exploration-of-the-patient-experience-of-underactive-bladder
#4
Alan D Uren, Nikki Cotterill, Christopher Harding, Christopher Hillary, Christopher Chapple, Monique Klaver, Dominique Bongaerts, Zalmai Hakimi, Paul Abrams
BACKGROUND: Underactive bladder (UAB) is considered the symptom complex associated with the urodynamic diagnosis of detrusor underactivity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research was to investigate the patient reported experience of the symptoms, signs, and impact of UAB. This research is also part of the initial qualitative phase for the development of a new patient reported outcome measure for the assessment of UAB. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Qualitative methods were used to understand the experience of UAB from a patient perspective, in a purposive sample of male (n=29) and female (n=15) patients aged 27-88 yr (mean: 64 yr), diagnosed with a primary diagnosis of detrusor underactivity, with or without coexisting urological conditions...
April 8, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359179/tackling-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-in-the-clinic
#5
Solomon L Woldu, Öner Şanli, Yair Lotan
Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) is a common disease process with a high propensity for recurrence and risk of progression to muscle-invasive or systemic disease. Optimal management of NMIBC depends on appropriate resection and staging, risk-based use of intravesical therapy and tailored surveillance. Current challenges include compliance with guideline recommendations and cancers which are refractory to standard therapies. Areas covered: This review summarizes the conventional management of NMIBC - which relies on strict cystoscopic surveillance and intravesical therapies with chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy in the form of bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)...
May 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336469/a-review-of-the-ethnopharmacology-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-notopterygium-incisum
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REVIEW
John Teye Azietaku, Huifen Ma, Xie-An Yu, Jin Li, Mahmood Brobbey Oppong, Jun Cao, Mingrui An, Yan-Xu Chang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Notopterygium incisum Ting ex H.T. Chang, known in Chinese as 'Qianghuo' is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb with the rhizome and roots associated with meridians of the kidney and urinary bladder. It is pungent, bitter and warm in nature. It has been used over the years to disperse cold, prevent painful obstructions from wind, damp and warm pain. It has also been used with other herbs to treat wind-cold exterior syndrome and wind-cold-damp bi-syndromes and has been known to grow well in regions of high altitude such as Gansu, Tibet etc...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262538/bladder-perforation-after-augmentation-cystoplasty-determining-the-best-management-option
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Ted Lee, David J Kozminski, David A Bloom, Julian Wan, John M Park
INTRODUCTION: Delayed bladder perforation is a well-described complication after augmentation cystoplasty. Although the frequency, risk factors, and diagnostic challenges are well documented, discussions regarding management strategies are sparse. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated our experience of managing augmented bladder perforation to interrogate the hypothesis that non-operative management can be used effectively. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively evaluated the management of 10 patients with augmented bladder perforations over a 16-year period (Jan 2000-Jan 2016)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253044/wearing-an-inflatable-vest-alters-muscle-activation-and-trunk-angle-while-paddling-a-surfboard
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Jeff A Nessler, Thomas Hastings, Kevin Greer, Sean C Newcomer
Low back pain is a commonly reported problem among recreational surfers. Some individuals report that wearing a vest with an inflatable bladder that alters trunk angle may help to alleviate pain. The purpose of this study was to determine whether such a vest has an effect on muscle activation and extension of the lower back. Twelve recreational surfers completed 12 paddling trials at 1.1 m/s in a swim flume on both a shortboard and a longboard on two separate days. Three conditions of no vest, vest uninflated, and vest inflated were presented to participants in random order...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235762/cellular-hierarchy-as-a-determinant-of-tumor-sensitivity-to-chemotherapy
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Ignacio Rodriguez-Brenes, Antonina V Kurtova, Christopher Lin, Yu-Cheng Lee, Jing Xiao, Martha P Mims, Keith Syson Chan, Dominik Wodarz
Chemotherapy has been shown to enrich cancer stem cells in tumors. Recently, we demonstrated that administration of chemotherapy to human bladder cancer xenografts could trigger a wound-healing response that mobilizes quiescent tumor stem cells into active proliferation, leading to a loss of sensitivity to chemotherapy. Different bladder cancer xenografts, however, demonstrate differential sensitivities to chemotherapy, the basis of which is not understood. Using mathematical models, we show here that characteristics of the tumor cell hierarchy can be crucial for determining the sensitivity of tumors to drug therapy, under the assumption that stem cell enrichment is the primary basis for drug resistance...
February 24, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214651/a-review-on-the-evolution-of-pd-1-pd-l1-immunotherapy-for-bladder-cancer-the-future-is-now
#10
REVIEW
Joaquin Bellmunt, Thomas Powles, Nicholas J Vogelzang
The treatment of bladder cancer has evolved over time to encompass not only the traditional modalities of chemotherapy and surgery, but has been particularly impacted by the use of immunotherapy. The first immunotherapy was the live, attenuated bacterial Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine, which has been the standard of care non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer since 1990. Modern immunotherapy has focused on inhibitors of checkpoint proteins, which are molecules that impede immune function, thereby allowing tumor cells to grow and proliferate unregulated...
March 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138234/respiratory-muscle-activity-and-patient-ventilator-asynchrony-during-different-settings-of-noninvasive-ventilation-in-stable-hypercapnic-copd-does-high-inspiratory-pressure-lead-to-respiratory-muscle-unloading
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Marieke L Duiverman, Anouk S Huberts, Leo A van Eykern, Gerrie Bladder, Peter J Wijkstra
INTRODUCTION: High-intensity noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has been shown to improve outcomes in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. However, there is insufficient knowledge about whether with this more controlled ventilatory mode optimal respiratory muscle unloading is provided without an increase in patient-ventilator asynchrony (PVA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients on home mechanical ventilation were included...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134806/systemic-immunotherapy-for-urothelial-cancer-current-trends-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Shilpa Gupta, David Gill, Austin Poole, Neeraj Agarwal
Urothelial cancer of the bladder, renal pelvis, ureter, and other urinary organs is the fifth most common cancer in the United States, and systemic platinum-based chemotherapy remains the standard of care for first-line treatment of advanced/metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC). Until recently, there were very limited options for patients who are refractory to chemotherapy, or do not tolerate chemotherapy due to toxicities and overall outcomes have remained very poor. While the role of immunotherapy was first established in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer in the 1970s, no systemic immunotherapy was approved for advanced disease until the recent approval of a programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) inhibitor, atezolizumab, in patients with advanced/metastatic UC who have progressed on platinum-containing regimens...
January 27, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113102/key-clinical-milestones-15-years-and-onwards-after-dbs-stn-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis-of-patients-that-underwent-surgery-between-1993-and-2001
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Radu Constantinescu, Barbro Eriksson, Yvonne Jansson, Bo Johnels, Björn Holmberg, Thordis Gudmundsdottir, Annika Renck, Peter Berglund, Filip Bergquist
OBJECTIVE: Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) is an effective treatment for motor fluctuations in Parkinson's disease (PD), but does not halt disease progression. The long-term deterioration of key functions such as cognition, speech, ability to swallow, gait, urinary bladder control, orientation and reality perception is decisive for patients' independency in daily life. In this paper we investigated patients with advanced PD operated at our center with STN-DBS for at least 15 years ago, in respect to key clinical milestones reflecting their overall function in daily living...
March 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048633/tu-ab-202-08-generating-organ-surfaces-to-overcome-random-contouring-errors-and-slice-thickness-variations-on-multimodality-images
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S Oh, E Weiss, G Christensen, G Hugo, J Williamson
PURPOSE: To propose a new method that generates smooth organ surface meshes that overcomes random contouring errors and volume averaging artifacts for hollow organs. METHODS: The proposed contour-to-smooth mesh generation method (CSMG) consists of two parts; 1) reconstructing the inner and outer surfaces of the hollow organ with triangular meshes based on parametric active surface (PAS) and 2) modifying the reconstructed inner surface in order to satisfy minimum wall thickness constraints and matching the patient's known organ wall volume...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011062/factors-associated-with-pain-in-individuals-infected-by-human-t-cell-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-htlv-1
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Dislene N Dos Santos, Kionna O B Santos, Alaí B Paixão, Rosana Cristina P de Andrade, Davi T Costa, Daniel L S-Martin, Katia N Sá, Abrahão F Baptista
INTRODUCTION: Despite the high prevalence of chronic pain in individuals infected with HTLV-1, predictive and protective factors for its development are still unclear. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with chronic pain in individuals with HTLV-1. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in a reference center for treatment of patients infected with HTLV-1 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The study included individuals infected with HTLV-1, over 18 years, and excluded those with difficulty to respond the pain protocol...
December 21, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979598/how-successful-is-the-transition-to-adult-urology-care-in-spina-bifida-a-single-center-7-year-experience
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Konrad M Szymanski, Mark P Cain, Thomas J Hardacker, Rosalia Misseri
INTRODUCTION: Rates of successful transition from adolescent to adult spina bifida (SB) care are unknown. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess rates and predictors of successful transition from a multidisciplinary SB clinic to a transitional urology clinic (TUC), or a pediatric or adult urologist. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed patients discharged from a multidisciplinary SB clinic (2006-2012), collecting demographic and clinical data...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932001/shale-gas-development-and-cancer-incidence-in-southwest-pennsylvania
#17
M L Finkel
OBJECTIVE: To what extent does unconventional gas development lead to an increase in cancer incidence in heavily drilled Southwest Pennsylvania? STUDY DESIGN: Ecological study. METHODS: Data for urinary bladder, thyroid and leukaemia were abstracted from the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry (PCR). Cancer incidence among counties with high, moderate and minimal number of producing wells is compared before drilling activity and thereafter. Observed vs expected cases, standardized incidence ratio and 95% confidence intervals are presented...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921319/critical-evaluation-of-the-overactive-bladder-and-urgency-urinary-incontinence-association-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-a-relatively-young-adult-male-population
#18
Murat Tuncer, Ozgur Yazici, Alper Kafkasli, Kubilay Sabuncu, Banu Salepci, Fehmi Narter, Gulten A Gungor, Ugur Yucetas
AIMS: To evaluate the prevalence of Overactive Bladder (OAB) and Urgency Urinary Incontinence (UUI) in males with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) using the OSAS grading system. METHODS: A total of 194 patients who underwent Polysomnography (PSG) were included in our prospective cross sectional study. Patients were divided into four groups according to Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI). Group 1, 35 patients with normal AHI (<5) as a control group; Group 2, 47 patients with mild OSAS (AHI ≥5 and <15); Group 3, 51 patients with moderate OSAS (AHI ≥15 and <30); Group 4, 61 patients with severe OSAS (AHI ≥30)...
December 6, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914585/bladder-augmentation-in-anuric-defunctioned-microbladders-and-a-novel-antireflux-mechanism-for-mitrofanoff-anastomosis-to-the-ileal-patch
#19
Joana Lopes, Andy Robb, Liam McCarthy
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Reconstruction of microbladders is a difficult surgical challenge: How can a neobladder be recreated when >90% of the new bladder is augmented patch, and how can a Mitrofanoff conduit be anastomosed when the native bladder is so tiny? This series describes microbladders secondary to anuria and/or diversion that required augmentation. This was done using a de-tubularized ileal segment, and because of the small size of the native bladder, Mitrofanoff anastomosis was performed to the bowel patch (using a novel "Keel Procedure")...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871929/past-present-and-future-of-chemodenervation-with-botulinum-toxin-in-the-treatment-of-overactive-bladder
#20
Pradeep Tyagi, Mahendra Kashyap, Naoki Yoshimura, Michael Chancellor, Christopher J Chermansky
PURPOSE: We systematically reviewed preclinical and clinical studies on bladder chemodenervation with onabotulinumtoxin A to highlight current limitations and future drug delivery approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified peer reviewed basic and clinical research studies of onabotulinumtoxin A in the treatment of neurogenic bladder and refractory idiopathic overactive bladder published between March 2000 and March 2016. Paired investigators independently screened 125 English language articles to identify controlled studies on onabotulinumtoxin A administration in the MEDLINE® database and abstracts presented at annual American Urological Association meetings...
April 2017: Journal of Urology
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