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Stefan Stefanovic, Markus Wallwiener, Uros Karic, Christoph Domschke, Luka Katic, Florin-Andrei Taran, Aleksandra Pesic, Andreas Hartkopf, Peyman Hadji, Martin Teufel, Florian Schuetz, Christof Sohn, Peter Fasching, Andreas Schneeweiss, Sara Brucker
PURPOSE: The capture of adequate treatment outcomes and quality of life (QOL) of advanced breast cancer patients in clinical routine represents a great challenge. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are data elements directly reported by patients about experiences with care, including symptoms, functional status, or quality of life. There is growing interest in the medical community for the evaluation and implementation of PROs of adverse events (PRO-AEs). Recent interest in PROs in health care has evolved in the context of patient centeredness...
October 17, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Uros Kuzmanov, Hongbo Guo, Diana Buchsbaum, Jake Cosme, Cynthia Abbasi, Ruth Isserlin, Parveen Sharma, Anthony O Gramolini, Andrew Emili
Phospholamban (PLN) plays a central role in Ca(2+) homeostasis in cardiac myocytes through regulation of the sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase 2A (SERCA2A) Ca(2+) pump. An inherited mutation converting arginine residue 9 in PLN to cysteine (R9C) results in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in humans and transgenic mice, but the downstream signaling defects leading to decompensation and heart failure are poorly understood. Here we used precision mass spectrometry to study the global phosphorylation dynamics of 1,887 cardiac phosphoproteins in early affected heart tissue in a transgenic R9C mouse model of DCM compared with wild-type littermates...
October 14, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
O R Brouwer, H G van der Poel, R F Bevers, E J van Gennep, S Horenblas
This review aims to discuss the current state-of-the-art of sentinel node (SN) mapping in urological malignancies. The principles and methodological aspects of lymphatic mapping and SN biopsy in urological malignancies are reviewed. Literature search was restricted to English language. The references of the retrieved articles were examined to identify additional articles. The review also includes meta-analyses published in the past 5 years. SN biopsy for penile cancer is recommended by the European Association of Urology as the preferred staging tool for clinically node-negative patients with at least T1G2 tumours (level of evidence 2a, Grade B)...
2016: Clinical and Translational Imaging: Reviews in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Uros Rakita, Peter Giacobbe, Chris Cavacuiti
OBJECTIVES: To assess the acceptability and quality of web-based videoconferencing telemedicine consultation platform in the treatment of opioid use disorder at TrueNorth Medical Centre. METHODS: We conducted an interview based quality improvement initiative using an investigator-designed questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of 17 Agree/Disagree questions, measured on a 7-point Likert scale and 2 questions where patients had the ability to elaborate qualitatively on their perceptions and experiences with their telemedicine service...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
Milica Pantelić, Dragana Dabić Zagorac, Maja Natić, Uroš Gašić, Sonja Jović, Dragan Vujović, Jelena Popović Djordjević
In this study, grapes and corresponding wines of Merlot /No 022, 025 and 029/ and Cabernet Franc /No 02, 010 and 012/ clones (recently developed) were evaluated regarding the total phenolic content, total anthocyanin content, and radical scavenging activity, aiming to better understand their quality and market potential. The nineteen individual polyphenols were quantified in studied grape samples using UHPLC coupled to a triple-quadrupole mass spectrometer. The mother grapes and wines were used as the relevant standards...
2016: PloS One
Stevan Samardžić, Maja Tomić, Uroš Pecikoza, Radica Stepanović-Petrović, Zoran Maksimović
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim.), and dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris Moench) flowers are traditionally used to treat various ailments, including inflammatory conditions. The aim of the present study was to validate the aforementioned ethnomedicinal claim by assessing antihyperalgesic and antiedematous activities and toxicity of orally administered lyophilized flower infusions (LFIs) of F. ulmaria and F. vulgaris in experimental animals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The phytochemical analysis of LFIs was performed by HPLC-DAD...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Ljiljana Vucic, Branislav Glisic, Darija Kisic-Tepavcevic, Uros Vucic, Jelena Drulovic, Tatjana Pekmezovic
INTRODUCTION: Dentofacial disorders may potentially significantly affect the quality of life. Objectives of this study were to validate translated and culturally adapted Orthognatic Quality of Life Questionnaire (OQLQ) on a cohort of Serbian patients with malocclusions. METHODS: The questionnaire was validated in 111 consecutive patients with malocclusions, seen between December 2014 and February 2015 at the Clinic of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Belgrade...
September 1, 2016: Zdravstveno Varstvo
Antonio Filippi, Elisa Petrussa, Uros Rajcevic, Vladka Čurin Šerbec, Sabina Passamonti, Giovanni Renzone, Andrea Scaloni, Marco Zancani, Angelo Vianello, Enrico Braidot
In the present study, an antibody raised against a peptide sequence of rat bilitranslocase (anti-peptide Ab) was tested on microsomal proteins obtained from red grape berry skin. Previously, this antibody had demonstrated to recognize plant membrane proteins associated with flavonoid binding and transport. Immuno-proteomic assays identified a number of proteins reacting with this particular antibody, suggesting that the flavonoid binding and interaction may be extended not only to carriers of these molecules, but also to enzymes with very different functions...
2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Suming Xu, Xu Wang, Yaoqin Wang, Susan Lutgendorf, Catherine Bradley, Andrew Schrepf, Karl Kreder, Michael O'Donnell, Yi Luo
Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is one of the key chemokines that play important roles in diverse inflammatory and chronic pain conditions. Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a chronic and debilitating inflammatory condition of the urinary bladder characterized by the hallmark symptoms of pelvic pain and voiding dysfunction. To facilitate IC/BPS research, we used transgenic technology to develop a novel urothelial MCP-1 secretion mouse model (URO-MCP-1). A transgene consisting of the uroplakin II gene promoter and the mouse MCP-1 coding sequence with a secretory element was constructed and microinjected...
2016: PloS One
Roman Sosnowski, Marta Kulpa, Mariola Kosowicz, Fabrizio Presicce, Francesco Porpiglia, Andrea Tubaro, Cosimo De Nunzio, Tomasz Demkow
BACKGROUND: The evaluation of patients' expectations and quality of life in uro-oncology is considered an important outcome of treatment efficacy and satisfaction. Aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the most frequently adopted tools in uro-oncology to assess Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic literature search until October 2015 was performed on MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, PubMed combining the following terms: "quality of life", "health related quality of life", "kidney cancer", "bladder cancer", "prostate cancer"...
September 28, 2016: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Charles Joussain, Jonathan Levy, Audrey Charlanes, Alexia Even, Laetitia Falcou, Emmanuel Chartier-Kastler, Pierre Denys
OBJECTIVE: Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) represents a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative diseases, with a worldwide estimated prevalence of 1.3/100,000 [1]. The "pure" form of HSP is a characterized by a progressive spastic paraplegia, often associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) (72.4% to 77.6%) [2,3]. However, urologic complications are rarely reported. The aim of this study was to characterize clinical and urodynamic aspects of LUTS following HSP, and to describe treatment and urological complications of LUTS in a large series of HSP patients...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Mohamed Karmaoui, Joao S Amaral, Luc Lajaunie, Harinarayanan Puliyalil, David Maria Tobaldi, Robert C Pullar, João António Labrincha, Raul Arenal, Uros Cvelbar
Making the world's smallest single domain nanoparticles presents an important challenge with great potential for implementation into quantum systems and spintronics. In this sense, the most challenging task is the design of magnetic nanoparticles synthesis that controllably defines their properties including size, size distribution, shape, composition and magnetic behaviour. In this paper, we address this challenge and present a non-aqueous sol-gel route to produce ultra-small magnetic bimetallic CoPt3 nanoparticles (NPs) in the range of single domain...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Uroš B Pecikoza, Maja A Tomić, Ana M Micov, Radica M Stepanović-Petrović
BACKGROUND: Metformin is a widely used and safe antidiabetic drug that has recently been shown to possess analgesic properties in models of inflammatory pain. Because various arthritic inflammatory disorders are highly prevalent in diabetic patients, we aimed to examine the type of interaction between metformin and several conventional and adjuvant analgesic drugs (ibuprofen, aspirin, tramadol, and pregabalin) in a rat model of somatic inflammatory hyperalgesia. METHODS: Inflammation of the rat hind paw was induced by an intraplantar injection of carrageenan (0...
September 23, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Sanja Ž Mudrić, Uroš M Gašić, Aleksandra M Dramićanin, Ivanka Ž Ćirić, Dušanka M Milojković-Opsenica, Jelena B Popović-Đorđević, Nebojša M Momirović, Živoslav Lj Tešić
Spice peppers (Capsicum annuum L.) var. Lemeška and Lakošnička paprika were investigated to evaluate their polyphenolic and carbohydrate profiles and antioxidant activity. A total of forty-nine polyphenolics were identified using ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) coupled to LTQ OrbiTrap mass analyzer. Twenty-five of them were quantified using available standards, while the other compounds were confirmed by exact mass search of their deprotonated molecule [M-H](-) and its MS(4) fragmentation...
February 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
Melita Hribar, Jurij Trontelj, Uroš Klančar, Boštjan Markun, Tanja Čeligoj Dujc, Igor Legen
A novel dissolution apparatus has been proposed as an alternative apparatus for dissolution testing. In this study, we evaluated the performance of the new intestine model for simulating the peristaltic action (IMSPA), generating the movement that closely mimics peristaltic contractions of the small intestine. Two polyethylene oxide matrix tablet formulations, containing a model drug belonging to class III of the Biopharmaceutics Classification System, were tested. Dissolution was also performed in the USP2 apparatus...
September 23, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
Colin P Farrell, Jessica R Overbey, Hetanshi Naik, Danielle Nance, Gordon D McLaren, Christine E McLaren, Luming Zhou, Robert J Desnick, Charles J Parker, John D Phillips
: Both familial and sporadic porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) are iron dependent diseases. Symptoms of PCT resolve when iron stores are depleted by phlebotomy, and a sequence variant of HFE (C282Y, c.843G>A, rs1800562) that enhances iron aborption by reducing hepcidin expression is a risk factor for PCT. Recently, a polymorphic variant (D519G, c.1556A>G, rs11558492) of glyceronephosphate O-acyltransferase (GNPAT) was shown to be enriched in male patients with type I hereditary hemochromatosis (HFE C282Y homozygotes) who presented with a high iron phenotype, suggesting that GNPAT D519G, like HFE C282Y, is a modifier of iron homeostasis that favors iron absorption...
2016: PloS One
Aleksandra Rak, Vittorio Canale, Krzysztof Marciniec, Paweł Żmudzki, Magdalena Kotańska, Joanna Knutelska, Agata Siwek, Gabriela Stachowicz, Marek Bednarski, Leszek Nowiński, Małgorzata Zygmunt, Paweł Zajdel, Jacek Sapa
A series of arylsulfonamide derivatives of (aryloxy)ethyl pyrrolidines and piperidines was synthesized to develop new α1-adrenoceptor antagonists with uroselective profile. Biological evaluation for α1- and α2-adrenorecepor showed that tested compounds 13-37 displayed high-to-moderate affinity for the α1-adrenoceptor (Ki=34-348nM) and moderate selectivity over α2-receptor subtype. Compounds with highest affinity and selectivity for α1-adrenoceptor were evaluated in vitro for their intrinsic activity toward α1A- and α1B-adrenoceptor subtypes...
November 1, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
A Neisius, C Thomas, F C Roos, W Jäger, I Tsaur, G Bartsch, T Knoll, A Haferkamp
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis is a widespread disease. Diagnostic imaging plays an important role in the evaluation and management of patients with suspected urolithiasis. Furthermore, modern imaging methods may provide information on stone location, size, fragility and composition aiding the urologist to determine the appropriate treatment modality. PURPOSE: Based on the current literature and guidelines, this review reports on the various new and established diagnostic imaging modalities...
October 2016: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
Bojan Gajić, Jevrosima Stevanović, Željko Radulović, Zoran Kulišić, Branislav Vejnović, Uroš Glavinić, Zoran Stanimirović
In the present study, amplification refractory mutation system (ARMS) and polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) methods were used for identification of recently described Serbia 1 (S1) and Peshter 1 (P1) mitochondrial haplotypes of Varroa destructor. Based on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within cytochrome oxidase 1 (cox1) and cytochrome b (cytb) gene sequences, a total of 64 adult V. destructor females were analyzed from locations where the S1 and P1 haplotypes had been detected previously...
November 2016: Experimental & Applied Acarology
Wenjie Zhong, Pascal Mancuso
INTRODUCTION: Virtual reality is an increasingly popular surgical training tool in Australia, following the introduction of Australia's first virtual reality simulation machine at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney. This literature review aims at identifying gaps in previous studies, and in providing a comprehensive review of future studies to be further developed in Australia. METHOD: A multi-field research was performed combining the key terms 'uro*' and 'virtua*' and 'simula*' and 'robo*'...
September 16, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
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