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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934146/exploiting-the-capture-effect-to-enhance-rach-performance-in-cellular-based-m2m-communications
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Jonghun Kim, Jaiyong Lee
Cellular-based machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is expected to facilitate services for the Internet of Things (IoT). However, because cellular networks are designed for human users, they have some limitations. Random access channel (RACH) congestion caused by massive access from M2M devices is one of the biggest factors hindering cellular-based M2M services because the RACH congestion causes random access (RA) throughput degradation and connection failures to the devices. In this paper, we show the possibility exploiting the capture effects, which have been known to have a positive impact on the wireless network system, on RA procedure for improving the RA performance of M2M devices...
September 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933769/a-lanosteryl-triterpene-from-protorhus-longifolia-improves-glucose-tolerance-and-pancreatic-beta-cell-ultrastructure-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
#2
Sihle E Mabhida, Rebamang A Mosa, Dambudzo Penduka, Foluso O Osunsanmi, Phiwayinkosi V Dludla, Tryana G Djarova, Andy R Opoku
Type 2 diabetes remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Persistent hyperglycemia within a diabetic state is implicated in the generation of oxidative stress and aggravated inflammation that is responsible for accelerated modification of pancreatic beta cell structure. Here we investigated whether a lanosteryl triterpene, methyl-3β-hydroxylanosta-9,24-dien-21-oate (RA-3), isolated from Protorhus longifolia can improve glucose tolerance and pancreatic beta cell ultrastructure by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in high fat diet and streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetes in rats...
July 26, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933133/the-effect-of-nerve-mobilization-exercise-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-pilot-study
#3
C-N Lo, G Xia, B P Leung
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by chronic inflammation of the joints. The neurogenic inflammatory mechanism plays an important role in the inflammatory process of RA, and pathological changes in neural tissues in RA have also been noted. We aim to investigate treatment of the nervous system to relieve joint pain and inflammation in RA. Nerve mobilization, a nervous system-specific therapeutic exercise, was applied on RA patients to determine the effect of nerve mobilization on joint inflammation...
September 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932989/predictors-of-response-to-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonists-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#4
Matteo Monami, Ilaria Dicembrini, Besmir Nreu, Francesco Andreozzi, Giorgio Sesti, Edoardo Mannucci
AIMS: The aim of the present meta-analysis is the identification of the characteristics of patients, which predict the efficacy on HbA1c of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RA). METHODS: A Medline and Embase search for "exenatide" OR "liraglutide" OR "albiglutide" OR "dulaglutide" OR "lixisenatide" was performed, collecting randomized clinical trials (duration > 12 weeks) up to September 2016, comparing GLP-1 RA at the maximal approved dose with placebo or active drugs...
September 20, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932748/insulin-resistance-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-is-associated-with-low-appendicular-lean-mass
#5
Raili Müller, Mart Kull, Margus Lember, Kaja Põlluste, Annika Valner, Riina Kallikorm
In established rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the presence of insulin resistance (IR) is well proven but, in the early stage of the disease, data are inconclusive. We evaluated the presence of IR and associations with body composition (BC) parameters among early RA (ERA) and control subjects. The study group consisted of 92 ERA and 321 control subjects. Using homeostatic model assessment of IR (HOMA-IR), the cut-off value for IR was 2.15. 56% of the ERA patients and 25% of the controls had IR. Of the BC parameters, patients with early RA had less fat-free mass and appendicular lean mass (ALM)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932376/pulmonary-nodules-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-which-diagnostic-approach-is-the-most-appropriate
#6
Ines Mahmoud, Aicha Ben Tekaya, Rawdha Tekaya, Olfa Saidane, Leila Gafsi, Mathilde Benhammou, Fautrel Bruno, Leila Abdelmoula
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary nodular excavation should firstly evoke tuberculosis or necrosis broncho-pulmonary tumor, particularly: epidermoid carcinoma. The case discussed here illustrated these difficulties in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). CASE PRESENTATION: A 63-year-old woman was presented with a-three-year history of RA and a recent discovery of an excavated pulmonary nodule. Initial investigations focused on a rheumatoid origin. The evolution of the disease was worrisome and surgical exploration was deemed mandatory...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932330/is-male-rheumatoid-arthritis-an-occupational-disease-a-review
#7
Dan Murphy, David Hutchinson
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic, inflammatory disease with an estimated global prevalence of 0.3-1.0%. An unexplained association exists between low formal education and the development of RA independent of smoking. It is established that RA is initiated in the lungs and that various occupations associated with dust, fume and metal inhalation can increase the risk of RA development. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to evaluate published clinical reports related to occupations associated with RA development...
2017: Open Rheumatology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932306/prevalence-of-asymptomatic-arterial-hypertension-and-its-correlation-with-inflammatory-activity-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
#8
Ismet H Bajraktari, Sylejman Rexhepi, Idriz Berisha, Ali Lahu, Avni Kryeziu, Bastri Durmishi, Halit Bajraktari, Elton Bahtiri
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease that worsens during the course of the disease and can cause disability. Early RA refers to the onset of symptoms within the past 3 months. In RA, increased levels of mediators of inflammation may cause arterial stiffness consequently leading to arterial hypertension. AIM: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the prevalence of asymptomatic arterial hypertension in early RA patients as well as the correlation with parameters of inflammation...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932292/methotrexate-blood-pressure-and-markers-of-arterial-function-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-repeated-cross-sectional-study
#9
Arduino A Mangoni, Leena R Baghdadi, E Michael Shanahan, Michael D Wiese, Sara Tommasi, David Elliot, Richard J Woodman
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been associated with lower cardiovascular risk compared to other disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). We sought to identify whether the MTX-associated cardioprotection involves changes in blood pressure (BP) and/or arterial function. METHODS: Clinic and 24-hour peripheral and central systolic and diastolic BP (SBP and DBP), augmentation index (AIx), pulse wave velocity (PWV) and plasma asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) were assessed in RA patients on stable treatment with either MTX ± other DMARDs (MTX group, n = 56, age 61 ± 13 years, 70% females) or other DMARDs (non-MTX group, n = 30, age 63 ± 12 years, 76% females)...
September 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932117/multifunctional-folate-receptor-targeting-and-ph-responsive-nanocarriers-loaded-with-methotrexate-for-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
Jinlong Zhao, Menghui Zhao, Changhui Yu, Xueyan Zhang, Jiaxin Liu, Xinwei Cheng, Robert J Lee, Fengying Sun, Lesheng Teng, Youxin Li
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by progressive cartilage and bone destruction. Activated macrophages that overexpress folic acid (FA) receptors play an important role in RA, due to their abundance in inflamed synovial membrane and joints. In an effort to deliver drugs to the inflamed tissues, multifunctional FA receptor-targeting and pH-responsive nanocarriers were developed. They were composed of lipids, polyethylene glycol (PEG)-poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) forming a hydrophilic shell, FA around the hydrophilic shell as a targeting ligand, and poly(cyclohexane-1,4-diylacetone dimethylene ketal) (PCADK) and PLGA as a hydrophobic core...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931886/value-of-measuring-anti-carbamylated-protein-antibodies-for-classification-on-early-arthritis-patients
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Cristina Regueiro, Laura Nuño, Ana M Ortiz, Diana Peiteado, Alejandro Villalba, Dora Pascual-Salcedo, Ana Martínez-Feito, Isidoro González-Alvaro, Alejandro Balsa, Antonio González
Classification of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as quickly as possible improves their prognosis. This reason motivates specially dedicated early arthritis (EA) clinics. Here, we have used 1062 EA patients with two years of follow-up to explore the value of anti-carbamylated protein (anti-CarP) antibodies, a new type of RA specific autoantibodies, for classification. Specifically, we aimed to determine whether the addition of anti-CarP antibodies to IgM rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies, which are helpful in RA classification, improves it or not...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931878/a-method-to-identify-trace-sulfated-igg-n-glycans-as-biomarkers-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#12
Jing-Rong Wang, Wei-Na Gao, Rudolf Grimm, Shibo Jiang, Yong Liang, Hua Ye, Zhan-Guo Li, Lee-Fong Yau, Hao Huang, Ju Liu, Min Jiang, Qiong Meng, Tian-Tian Tong, Hai-Hui Huang, Stephanie Lee, Xing Zeng, Liang Liu, Zhi-Hong Jiang
N-linked glycans on immunoglobulin G (IgG) have been associated with pathogenesis of diseases and the therapeutic functions of antibody-based drugs; however, low-abundance species are difficult to detect. Here we show a glycomic approach to detect these species on human IgGs using a specialized microfluidic chip. We discover 20 sulfated and 4 acetylated N-glycans on IgGs. Using multiple reaction monitoring method, we precisely quantify these previously undetected low-abundance, trace and even ultra-trace N-glycans...
September 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931790/clinical-characteristics-and-long-term-outcomes-of-rotational-atherectomy%C3%A3-j2t-multicenter-registry
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Iwao Okai, Tomotaka Dohi, Shinya Okazaki, Kentaro Jujo, Makoto Nakashima, Hisao Otsuki, Kazuki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Arashi, Ryuta Okabe, Fukuko Nagura, Yugo Nara, Hiroshi Tamura, Takeshi Kurata, Hideyuki Kawashima, Hiroyuki Kyono, Junichi Yamaguchi, Katsumi Miyauchi, Ken Kozuma, Nobuhisa Hagiwara, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Rotational atherectomy (RA) is an adjunct tool for the management of heavily calcified coronary lesions during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but the long-term clinical outcomes of RA use remain unclear in this drug-eluting stent era.Methods and Results:This multi-center registry assessed the characteristics and outcomes of patients treated by RA for calcified coronary lesions between 2004 and 2015. Among 1,090 registered patients, mean age was 70±10 years and 815 (75%) were male...
September 21, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931471/endovascular-treatment-of-iliac-and-common-femoral-arteries-disease-by-the-transradial-access-a-prospective-feasibility-study
#14
Roberto Lorenzoni, Cristiano Lisi, Giulia Lorenzoni, Laura Tessandori, Francesco Bovenzi
AIM: To report feasibility and safety of endovascular interventions on iliac and common femoral arteries, using the transradial access (TRA). METHODS: 100 consecutive patients (19 women; mean age 71, range 37-90years) with critical limb ischemia (30%) or claudication, and TASC A-D lesions in iliac or common femoral arteries, were prospectively enrolled, from January 2013 to June 2015, to be treated via the TRA. Exclusion criteria included no palpable radial arteries (RA) and the presence of a fistula for hemodialysis...
August 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930753/camel-milk-attenuates-rheumatoid-arthritis-via-inhibition-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway
#15
Hany H Arab, Samir A Salama, Tamer M Abdelghany, Hany A Omar, El-Shaimaa A Arafa, Majed M Alrobaian, Ibrahim A Maghrabi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Camel milk (CM) has shown beneficial anti-inflammatory actions in several experimental and clinical settings. So far, its effect on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has not been previously explored. Thus, the current work aimed to evaluate the effects of CM in Adjuvant-induced arthritis and air pouch edema models in rats, which mimic human RA. METHODS: CM was administered at 10 ml/kg orally for 3 weeks starting on the day of Freund's adjuvant paw inoculation...
September 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930550/strategies-for-reducing-inflammation-and-promoting-bone-repair-in-arthritis
#16
Manoel Figueiredo Neto, Hiroki Yokota, Marxa L Figueiredo
Chronic forms of arthritis encompass many joint inflammatory disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune inflammatory disease, and osteoarthritis (OA), typically a 'wear and tear' condition that is now known to also have an inflammatory etiology. The impact of inflammation in the disease prognosis and joint degradation due to impaired repair mechanisms has long been recognized for RA, and now also for OA. Both forms of arthritis are prevalent chronic health conditions, and despite recent advances, their treatment still represents an unmet medical need because of safety and efficacy concerns with currently prescribed drugs...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929690/-development-of-a-cell-based-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptors-ppars-screening-model-and-its-application-for-evaluation-of-triterpenoids-isolate-from-alismatis-rhizoma
#17
Xiao-Yan Li, Xiao-Hua Wang, Xiao-Qiang Huang, Ting-Ting Wu, Wen Xu, Shui-Sheng Wu
Peroxisome proliferators activated receptors (PPARs) are closely related to human chronic disease, such as diabetes mellitus and the other metabolic diseases. In this study, a cell-based PPARs (PPAR α/β/γ) model was developed for the screening of PPARs agonists from Alismatis Rhizoma (AR). Firstly, 293T cells were transfected with the reconstructed plasmid pBind-PPAR (α, β, or γ)-LBD and reporter gene pGL4.35, and the known PPARs agonists were used as the positive control (fenofibrate for PPARα, L165041 for PPARβ, and rosiglitazone for PPARγ)...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929423/oxidative-stress-in-inflammatory-cells-of-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-clinical-efficacy-of-dietary-antioxidants
#18
REVIEW
Asis Bala, Chaitali Mondal, Pallab Kanti Haldar, Bidita Khandelwal
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease responsible for significant human morbidity in modern life. However, oxidative stress is one of the key markers for determining pathophysiology of patients with RA. The interaction between cellular immune system and body's endogenous and/or exogenous antigens produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) in autoimmune disease like RA. ROS and RNS include highly toxic superoxide (O2(-)) and peroxynitrite (ONOO(-)) radicals, which activate the signaling cascades of inflammatory cells to synthesize pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines...
September 19, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929404/rolapitant-a-review-in-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting
#19
Young-A Heo, Emma D Deeks
Oral rolapitant (Varubi™; Varuby(®)), a long-acting neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor antagonist (RA), is indicated in the USA and EU as part of an antiemetic regimen to prevent delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in adults receiving highly or moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC or MEC). In randomized, phase III trials, a single oral dose of rolapitant 180 mg was effective in preventing delayed CINV compared with placebo, when each was used in combination with a 5-HT3 RA plus dexamethasone, in adults receiving their first course of HEC or MEC...
September 20, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929342/perception-of-originator-biologics-and-biosimilars-a-survey-among-belgian-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-and-rheumatologists
#20
Eline van Overbeeke, Birgit De Beleyr, Jan de Hoon, Rene Westhovens, Isabelle Huys
BACKGROUND: Among patients and rheumatologists, current knowledge and perception of biosimilars in comparison with originator biologics is unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate this knowledge and perception in Belgian rheumatologists and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS: Anonymous web surveys were conducted in Belgian RA patients (n = 121) and rheumatologists (n = 41) during the period January-March 2016...
September 19, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
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