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[Acute Motor Failure of the N. Peroneus Profundus Caused by a Cystic Tibiofibular Joint].

Z Orthop Unfall 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Orthopädie und Traumatologie, Bürgerspital Solothurn, Solothurn, Schweiz.

A ganglion cyst is rarely the cause of peripheral nerve compression. In the lower extremity, it is important to distinguish clinically the symptoms from a radiculopathy. In the literature, neural damage of the peroneal nerve due to a ganglion cyst has been described. Read More

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December 2018

The Influence of Sleep Apnea on 24-hour and Nocturnal ECG and Blood Pressure Parameters in Patients with Acute Heart Failure.

Med Princ Pract 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Objective: To investigate the influence of sleep apnea on ECG and blood pressure monitoring parameters in patients with acute heart failure (AHF).

Methods: 51 hospitalized patients with AHF (13 women, 38 men, mean age 60.8 years) underwent 24-hour combined monitoring of ECG and blood pressure and sleep apnea testing before discharge. Read More

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December 2018
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Predictive Value of Age-Bilirubin-International Normalized Ratio-Creatinine Score in Short-Term Survival of Acute-on-Chronic Hepatitis B Liver Failure.

Cell Physiol Biochem 2018 11;51(5):2484-2495. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Hepatic Surgery, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangdong, China.

Background/aims: The age-bilirubin-international normalized ratio-creatinine (ABIC) score, which is a predictive model commonly used for alcoholic hepatitis, has not yet been studied in acute-on-chronic hepatitis B liver failure (HBV-ACLF). We aimed to investigate the predictive value of the ABIC score in patients with HBV-ACLF.

Methods: This retrospective study involved 398 patients diagnosed with HBV-ACLF, who were divided into a training cohort of 305 patients and a validation cohort of 93 patients. Read More

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December 2018

Dental Follicle Stem Cells Ameliorate Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammation by Secreting TGF-β3 and TSP-1 to Elicit Macrophage M2 Polarization.

Cell Physiol Biochem 2018 7;51(5):2290-2308. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Guanghua School of Stomatology, Hospital of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou,

Background/aims: Increasing evidence has demonstrated the novel roles of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in immunotherapy. However, difficulty in acquiring these cells and possible ethical issues limited their application. Recently, we have isolated a unique MSC population from dental follicles with potent stem cell-like properties. Read More

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December 2018

RNA-Seq Analyses of the Role of miR-21 in Acute Pancreatitis.

Cell Physiol Biochem 2018 7;51(5):2198-2211. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Institute for Brain Research and Rehabilitation, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Mental Health and Cognitive Science, Center for Studies of Psychological Application, South China Normal University, Guangzhou,

Background/aims: Our previous study demonstrated that a deficiency of microRNA 21 (miR-21) protects mice from acute pancreatitis, yet the underlying molecular networks associated with miR-21 in pancreatitis and pancreatitis-associated lung injury remain unexplored.

Methods: We used next generation sequencing to analyze gene expression profiles of pancreatic tissues from wild-type (WT) and miR-21 knockout (KO) mice treated with caerulein by using a 1-day treatment protocol. The Database for Annotation, Visualization, and Integrated Discovery gene annotation tool and Ingenuity Pathway Analysis were used to analyze the molecular pathways, while quantitative real-time PCR, western blotting, and immunohistochemistry were used to explore the molecular mechanisms. Read More

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December 2018
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Renal Functions and Prognosis Stratification in Chronic Heart Failure Patients and the Importance of Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin.

Kidney Blood Press Res 2018 Dec 7;43(6):1865-1877. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Internal Cardiology Medicine, Faculty Hospital Brno, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

Background/aims: The rate of incidence and prevalence of acute kidney injury is increasing due to an increased number of patients with heart failure. Therefore it is very pertinent to early detect the level of renal injuries and to make necessary heart failure predictions. Thus the aim of this study is to determine renal functions and prognosis stratification in chronic heart failure patients and importance of Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL), an early diagnostic marker of acute kidney injury, as well as stratification of cardiovascular risk in heart failure patients. Read More

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December 2018

Nomogram Model to Predict Cardiorenal Syndrome Type 1 in Patients with Acute Heart Failure.

Kidney Blood Press Res 2018 Dec 7;43(6):1832-1841. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Background/aims: Cardiorenal syndrome type 1(CRS1) is a serious clinical condition in patients with acute heart failure (AHF) associated with adverse clinical outcomes. Although several biomarkers for identifying CRS1 have been reported, early and accurate predicting CRS1 still remains a challenge. This study was aimed to develop and validate an individualized predictive nomogram for the risk of CRS1 in patients with AHF. Read More

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December 2018

Is antibody-mediated rejection in kidney transplant recipients a risk factor for developing cytomegalovirus or BK virus infection? Results from a case-control study.

J Clin Virol 2018 Dec 1;110:45-50. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Infectious Diseases Department, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain; Departament of Medicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Data are scarce on cytomegalovirus (CMV) and BK virus (BKV) infection after antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR).

Objectives: We hypothesized that the immunological response in patients with ABMR or the immune modulation associated with its treatment could predispose to CMV and BKV infection. Our objective was to investigate this hypothesis. Read More

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December 2018

Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the Gamma Block of the Major Histocompatibility Complex in Association with Clinical Outcomes of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: A CIBMTR Study.

Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.

HLA haplotype mismatches have been associated with higher risk of acute graft versus host disease (aGVHD) in patients receiving HLA matched unrelated donor (URD) hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) unrelated donors. The Gamma block (GB) is located in the central MHC region between beta and delta blocks (encoding C & B and DR & DQ antigens, respectively). GB contains many inflammatory and immune regulatory genes such as Bf, C2 and C4 genes. Read More

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December 2018

Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, especially haploidentical HSCT, may improve long-term survival for high-risk pediatric patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the tyrosine kinase inhibitor era.

Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Hematology, Peking University People's Hospital, Peking University Institute of Hematology, Beijing Key Laboratory of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Peking University, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

Background: The role of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), particularly haploidentical (haplo)-HSCT, in pediatric patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ALL) in the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) era is unclear. This study aimed to identify prognostic factors and explore the role of haplo-HSCT in the treatment of Ph+ALL in the TKI era.

Methods: We analyzed clinical data of Ph+ALL patients aged 1-18 years who received imatinib added to intensive chemotherapy at the start of induction therapy. Read More

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December 2018

Direct HLA Genetic Comparisons Identify Highly Matched Unrelated Donor/Recipient Pairs with Improved Transplant Outcome.

Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Diagnostic Laboratories and Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, part of Versiti, Milwaukee, WI. Electronic address:

HLA matching by allele-level genotyping is largely based on genetic similarity between a few exons which encode the antigen recognition domain (ARD) of the HLA protein. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) can identify HLA genetic polymorphisms in non-ARD encoding exons, introns, and untranslated regions, but the impact of these polymorphisms on hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) outcomes is unclear. We performed NGS-based sequencing of eleven HLA loci on a well-characterized retrospective cohort of 166 unrelated donor/recipient HCT pairs. Read More

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December 2018

Postoperative antiplatelet therapy in the treatment of complex basilar apex aneurysms implementing Hunterian ligation and extracranial-to-intracranial bypass: review of the literature with an illustrative case report.

World Neurosurg 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Neurorestoration Center, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Electronic address:

Large, broad-based basilar artery (BA) apex aneurysms involving multiple arterial origins are complex lesions commonly not amenable to direct clipping or endovascular management. BA proximal (Hunterian) occlusion with extracranial-to-intracranial bypass is a supported strategy if one or both posterior communicating arteries are small. Hunterian ligation risks sudden aneurysm thrombosis and thromboembolism in the perforator rich BA apex. Read More

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December 2018

Distal Thrombectomy for Acute Anterior Circulation Stroke with Chronic Large Vessel Occlusion.

World Neurosurg 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Neurology, Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, 250014, Shandong, China. Electronic address:

Background: Endovascular therapy has been increasingly recommended for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke with large vessel occlusion of the anterior circulation. However, occlusions of the distal cerebral artery are not uncommon and may cause clinical deficits, especially when combined with ipsilateral chronic large vessel occlusion. Therefore, in this patient population, the recognition of chronic occlusion and recanalization of the distal occlusive artery might be of great value for flow compensation. Read More

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December 2018

Significant effect of infection and food intake on sirolimus pharmacokinetics and exposure in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Eur J Pharm Sci 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA; Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Sirolimus is increasingly investigated as a new targeted therapy in pediatric populations. To date, population pharmacokinetic (PK) studies have identified several factors that explain in part the large between-patient variability in sirolimus PK. However, within-patient variability in sirolimus PK is not well documented. Read More

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December 2018

Lymphocyte-Specific Chromatin Accessibility Pre-determines Glucocorticoid Resistance in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Cancer Cell 2018 Dec;34(6):906-921.e8

Children's Cancer Institute, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia. Electronic address:

Glucocorticoids play a critical role in the treatment of lymphoid malignancies. While glucocorticoid efficacy can be largely attributed to lymphocyte-specific apoptosis, its molecular basis remains elusive. Here, we studied genome-wide lymphocyte-specific open chromatin domains (LSOs), and integrated LSOs with glucocorticoid-induced RNA transcription and chromatin modulation using an in vivo patient-derived xenograft model of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Read More

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December 2018

Glucocorticoid Resistance in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: BIM Finally.

Cancer Cell 2018 Dec;34(6):869-871

Institute for Cancer Genetics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA; Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA; Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA; Department of Systems Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA. Electronic address:

Glucocorticoid resistance represents a major challenge in treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In this issue of Cancer Cell, Jing and colleagues show epigenetic deregulation of glucocorticoid-induced BIM activation in glucocorticoid-resistant leukemia cells, and restore glucocorticoid-receptor-induced BIM upregulation with DNA demethylating agents to effectively enhance glucocorticoid response. Read More

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December 2018

Novel trends in application of stem cells in skin wound healing.

Eur J Pharmacol 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Centre of Biotechnology, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland; LinkoCare Life Sciences AB, Sweden; Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, UPR4301 CNRS CS80054, Rue Charles Sadron, 45071 Orleans cedex 2, France.

The latest findings indicate the huge therapeutic potential of stem cells in regenerative medicine, including the healing of chronic wounds. Main stem cell types involved in wound healing process are: epidermal and dermal stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). In the therapy of chronic wounds, they can be administrated either topically or using different matrix like hydrogels, scaffolds, dermal substitutes and extracellular matrix (ECM) derivatives. Read More

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December 2018
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Measuring Value in Post-Acute Care.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

John F. Butzer Center for Research and Innovation, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI; Division of Rehabilitation, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, MI.

The value of post-acute care is unclear. While experienced clinicians understand the appropriateness of each specific site of post-acute care, clear evidence-based guidelines are not available, and many referrals to post-acute care today are made based on bed availability rather than patient need. Measuring value (value = outcomes / cost) for the entire episode of care has been proposed as an effective method to both evaluate and enable faster innovation in care. Read More

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December 2018

Inhibition of HOXB7 suppresses p27-mediated acute lymphoblastic leukemia by regulating basic fibroblast growth factor and ERK1/2.

Life Sci 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of hematology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450000, Henan, China.

Aims: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is characterized by abnormal proliferation of immature lymphocytes in the bone marrow, peripheral blood, and other tissues. HOXB7 is upregulated in tumors and is related to cell proliferation and cell cycle. However, the role of HOXB7 in ALL progression remains unclear. Read More

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December 2018

Coming ready or not! An integrative review examining new graduate nurses' transition in acute care.

Int J Nurs Pract 2018 Dec 9:e12714. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Department of Rural Health, University of Newcastle, Taree, Australia.

Aims: To synthesize the scientific evidence about new graduate nurses' transition to practice in the acute care setting and consider implications for nurses and nursing practice.

Background: Despite the vast amount of literature on new graduate nurses' transition to practice, the transition of new graduate nurses is a global issue and remains at the forefront of discussions within the nursing community.

Design: An integrative review. Read More

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December 2018

Acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding: are STRATE and BLEED scores valid in clinical practice?

Colorectal Dis 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Hospital Senhora da Oliveira, Gastrenterology Department - Guimarães, Portugal.

Aim: Acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding (ALGIB) is a commongastroenterological emergency. Despite this outcomes are difficult to predict Onlyy STRATE and BLEED scores are readily available. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for severe ALGIB and access the validity of available scores. Read More

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December 2018

Predictors of hypomanic and/or manic switch among patients who initially diagnosed unipolar major depression during acute phase antidepressants treatment.

Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Department of Health Promotion of Human Behavior and Clinical Epidemiology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine / School of Public Health.

Most patients with bipolar disorder have depressive onset polarity. There is, however, very few studies investigating predictors of hypomanic and/or manic change for patients with major depression in Japan. We preliminary explored predictors of hypomanic and/or manic switch during acute phase antidepressants treatment by using the data of the SUND trial that is a multi-center randomized controlled clinical trial. Read More

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December 2018

Initial results from the off-label use of the SAPIEN S3 valve for percutaneous transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement: A multi-institutional experience.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, California.

Objectives: To describe a multi-center experience of percutaneous transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) using the Edwards Sapien S3 Valve.

Background: Off-label use of the Sapien S3 valve can allow for TPVR in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) and large diameter dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). The initial experience at five centers with the SAPIEN S3 valve for TPVR is presented with a focus on procedural techniques, success, complications, and efficacy. Read More

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December 2018

Brain glutamate, GABA, and glutamine levels and associations with recent drinking in treatment-naïve individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder versus light drinkers.

Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Background: Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy ( H-MRS) studies have demonstrated abnormal levels of a variety of neurometabolites in inpatients/outpatients with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) following acute alcohol withdrawal relative to healthy controls. In contrast, few studies have compared neurometabolite levels between less severe, treatment-naïve AUD individuals and light drinkers or related them to recent alcohol consumption. The present study compared neurometabolite levels between treatment-naïve AUD and LD individuals. Read More

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December 2018

Clinical and echocardiography predictors of response to inhaled nitric oxide in hypoxic preterm neonates.

J Paediatr Child Health 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Aim: To evaluate the clinical and echocardiography modulators of treatment response in hypoxemic preterm infants exposed to inhaled nitric oxide (iNO).

Methods: In this multicentre retrospective study, clinical parameters, including oxygenation, ventilation and haemodynamics, were collected for preterm infants <36 weeks gestation before and 2 h after initiation of iNO for acute hypoxemia. Comprehensive echocardiography, performed near the time iNO initiation, was analysed by experts blind to the clinical course. Read More

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December 2018

LL-37 and its analog FF/CAP18 attenuate neutrophil migration in sepsis-induced acute lung injury.

J Cell Biochem 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Experimenter Center, Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Vessel Diseases, Beijing, China.

Introduction: Sepsis can result in acute lung injury. LL-37 is a small cationic host defense peptide involved in anti-inflammatory. In the current study, it was hypothesized that antimicrobial peptide LL-37 could play a protective role in attenuating the progression of sepsis-induced acute lung injury. Read More

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December 2018

Early Endovascular Thrombectomy for Large Vessel Ischemic Stroke Reduces Disability at 90 Days.

Acad Emerg Med 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Anterior circulation large vessel occlusion (LVO) of the internal carotid or middle cerebral artery is one of the most devastating ischemic stroke subtypes. Prior to 2015, evidence supporting endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke was limited. This was due to multiple factors, including low recanalization rates with previous generation thrombectomy devices, inadequate neuroimaging inclusion criteria (patients enrolled in trials lacked target LVO and/or had large pre-existing core infarcts), and selection bias-patients considered most likely to benefit from thrombectomy underwent the procedure outside of clinical trials. Read More

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December 2018

Early outcome of magnesium bioresorbable scaffold implantation in acute coronary syndrome-the initial report from the Magmaris-ACS registry.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Cardiology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland.

Objectives: The Magmaris-ACS Registry is the first assessment of the Magmaris implantation in the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) population.

Background: Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BRS), the newest coronary stent technology, was developed to overcome the limitations of the metallic drug-eluting stents (DES). Current promising data of the Magmaris in patients with stable angina have encouraged to validate the second generation BRS in ACS indications. Read More

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December 2018

Acute cellular rejection treatment outcomes stratified by Banff grade in pediatric kidney transplant.

Pediatr Transplant 2018 Dec 7:e13334. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Pediatric Nephrology at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia.

Introduction: There are limited data to guide optimal treatment strategies for acute cellular rejection (ACR) based on Banff grade for pediatric kidney transplant recipients. This report reviews a large pediatric transplant center's experience with ACR.

Materials And Methods: A retrospective analysis of pediatric kidney transplant recipients at our center from 2007 to 2014 was performed. Read More

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December 2018

Effects of GST variants on the risk odds of hematological malignancy: A meta-analysis.

J Cell Biochem 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Department of Medical Oncology, Linyi Cancer Hospital, Linyi, Shandong, China.

Background: Whether glutathione S-transferases (GST) polymorphisms influence the risk odds of hematological malignancy remains controversial. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis to better analyze correlations between GST polymorphisms and hematological malignancy.

Methods: Literature retrieve was conducted in PubMed, MEDLINE, and Embase. Read More

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December 2018

Activating Mas receptor protects human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells against LPS-induced apoptosis via the NF-kB p65/P53 feedback pathways.

J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University affiliated to The Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, China.

The balance between Ang II/AT1R and Ang-(1-7)/Mas plays a pivotal role in the development of lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome. However, the mechanisms underlying the balancing process still remain unclear. Here we investigated the roles of nuclear factor (NF)-κB and p53 in regulating AT1R and Mas expression. Read More

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December 2018

Impaired pressure natriuresis and non-dipping blood pressure in Rats with early type 1 diabetes mellitus.

J Physiol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

The British Heart Foundation Centre for Cardiovascular Science, The Queen's Medical Research Institute, The University of Edinburgh, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH16 4TJ.

Key Points Summary: Type 1 diabetes mellitus increases cardiovascular risk: hypertension amplifies this risk. Pressure natriuresis regulates long-term blood pressure. We induced type 1 diabetes in rats by streptozotocin injection and after three weeks demonstrated a substantial impairment of pressure natriuresis: acute increases in blood pressure did not increase renal medullary blood flow, and tubular sodium reabsorption was not downregulated. Read More

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December 2018

A single institutional review of pediatric Bacillus spp. bloodstream infections demonstrates increased incidence among children with cancer.

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2018 Dec 11:e27568. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

Background: Bacillus species are known to cause severe infection in immunocompromised hosts. The incidence of Bacillus bloodstream infections and characteristics of infection among children with cancer or indication for hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) is unknown.

Methods: We performed a retrospective medical record review of all cases of Bacillus bacteremia between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2014, at Boston Children's Hospital. Read More

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December 2018

Neuroactive steroid levels and cocaine use chronicity in men and women with cocaine use disorder receiving progesterone or placebo.

Am J Addict 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

The Yale Stress Center, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Background And Objectives: Neuroactive steroids (NAS) may play a role in addiction, with observed increases in response to acute stress and drug use, but decreases with chronic substance use, suggesting that NAS neuroadaptations may occur with chronic substance use. However, levels of NAS in addicted individuals have not been systematically examined. Here, we evaluated a panel of NAS in men and women with cocaine use disorder (CUD) who participated in a clinical laboratory study of progesterone. Read More

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December 2018

Comparison of Fimasartan and Amlodipine Therapy on Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque Inflammation.

Clin Cardiol 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Department of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background: The renin-angiotensin system plays an important role in promoting atherosclerotic plaque inflammation, which may be inhibited by angiotension-II receptor blockers.

Hypothesis: We investigated the effects of fimasartan and amlodipine therapy on carotid atherosclerotic plaque inflammation using F-fluorodeoxyglucose ( FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging.

Methods: Fifty patients with acute coronary syndrome and at least one lesion with FDG uptake in the carotid artery (target to background ratio (TBR) ≥ 1. Read More

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December 2018

Insulin function in obese children within the low and high ranges of impaired fasting glycemia.

Pediatr Diabetes 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Division of Pediatrics, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: Impaired fasting glycemia (IFG) reflects an intermediate hyperglycemia in the fasting state. Which fasting glucose level that actually is associated with impaired insulin-glucose homeostasis in children and adolescents with obesity is unknown.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate how insulin and glucose homeostasis in children and adolescents with obesity in Sweden varies within different fasting glucose levels in the non-diabetic range. Read More

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December 2018

Acute Toxoplasma gondii infection alters the number of neurons and the proportion of enteric glial cells in the duodenum in Wistar rats.

Neurogastroenterol Motil 2018 Dec 10:e13523. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, Brazil.

Background: Toxoplasma gondii infection can occur through the ingestion of raw meat that contains tissue cysts or food that contains oocysts. Through the ingestion of oocysts, the parasite crosses the intestinal barrier, where the enteric nervous system is located. The objective was to investigate the kinetics of neuronal and glial responses during acute T. Read More

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December 2018

Opioids are rarely prescribed for children with acute non-procedural pain in Italian emergency departments.

Acta Paediatr 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Director of Paediatric Pain and Palliative Care Service, Department of Women's and Children's Health, University Hospital, Padua, Italy.

Pain is a major cause of admissions to pediatric emergency departments, but is often inappropriately managed (1). The findings of the Pain Practice in Italian Pediatric Emergency Departments on the appropriate use of paracetamol and ibuprofen have previously been reported (1,2). This multicentre, retrospective study evaluated the prescription of opioids given to patients up to the age of 14 with acute non-procedural pain by 18 Italian emergency departments between October 2014 and January 2015. Read More

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December 2018

CCR5 deficiency enhances hepatic innate immune cell recruitment & inflammation in a murine model of acute hepatitis B infection.

Immunol Cell Biol 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Human genetic studies demonstrate a link between the 32-bp deletion that produces a nonfunctional CCR5 receptor (CCR5∆32) and enhanced recovery from acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. To investigate the role of CCR5 in immune responses to acute HBV, we intravenously infected Ccr5 (WT) and Ccr5 (KO) mice with a replication-incompetent adenovirus containing the overlapping HBV1.3 construct (AdHBV), or vector control. Read More

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December 2018

Dynamic changes of urinary proteins in a rat model of acute hypercoagulable state induced by tranexamic acid.

J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Biochemistry, Beijing Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

The hypercoagulable state leads to the development of thrombotic diseases, but it is difficult to diagnose due to the lack of available biomarkers. This study aimed to investigate systematic changes of the urinary proteome in the acute hypercoagulable state. A rat model of the acute hypercoagulable state was induced by an antifibrinolytic agent tranexamic acid and urine samples were collected for proteomic analysis by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Read More

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December 2018

PML/RARA inhibits expression of HSP90 and its target AKT.

Br J Haematol 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.

Essential for cell survival, the 90 kD Heat Shock Proteins (HSP90) are molecular chaperons required for conformational stabilization and trafficking of numerous client proteins. Functional HSP90 is required for the stability of AKT, a serine-threonine kinase phosphorylated in response to growth factor stimulation. AKT plays a crucial regulatory role in differentiation, cell cycle, transcription, translation, metabolism and apoptosis. Read More

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December 2018

IRAK3 gene silencing prevents cardiac rupture and ventricular remodeling through negative regulation of the NF-κB signaling pathway in a mouse model of acute myocardial infarction.

J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Zhengzhou, P. R. China.

Cardiac rupture and ventricular remodeling are recognized as the severe complications and major risk factors of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study aims to evaluate the regulatory roles of interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase 3 (IRAK3) and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) signaling pathway in cardiac rupture and ventricular remodeling. Microarray analysis was performed to screen AMI-related differentially expressed genes and IRAK3 was identified. Read More

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December 2018

Interleukin-10 responses from acute exercise in healthy subjects: A systematic review.

J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Exercise and Immunometabolism Research Group, Postgraduation Program in Movement Sciences, Department of Physical Education, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brazil.

Purpose: Interleukin 10 (IL-10) is a cytokine that plays a critical role with potent anti-inflammatory properties when produced during exercise, limiting host immune response to pathogens and preventing tissue damage. The purpose of this systematic review was to assess the response of IL-10 after acute exercise session in healthy adults.

Methods: Databases of Ovid Medline (1978-2016), CINAHL (1998-2016), EMBASE (2003-2016), SportDiscus (1990-2016), and Web of Science library (1990-2016) were carefully screened. Read More

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December 2018

High-sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T as a Predictor of Acute Total Occlusion in Patients with Non-ST-segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Clin Cardiol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Cardiology Department, Instituto Cardiovascular de Buenos Aires (ICBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Background: A large percentage of patients with non-ST-segment acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) present with acute total occlusion (TO) of some major epicardial vessel that does not generate electrocardiographic changes. Ongoing research into the methods of accurately predicting acute TO have not yielded great success. The present study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) for the presence of acute TO of the culprit artery in patients with NSTE-ACS. Read More

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December 2018

Otopathology in Angiosarcoma of the Temporal Bone.

Laryngoscope 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Objectives/hypothesis: Investigate the otopathology of angiosarcoma of the temporal bone, which has not been previously described in the literature.

Study Design: Postmortem evaluation and literature review.

Methods: Postmortem histological evaluation of the temporal bones and review of the literature for the treatment and prognosis of this rare disease were performed. Read More

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December 2018

Incidence, severity, longitudinal trends and predictors of acute and chronic oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy in Taiwanese patients with colorectal cancer.

Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 2018 Dec 10:e12976. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Lin-Ko, Taiwan.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the longitudinal incidence, severity, pattern of changes or predictors of oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy (OXAIPN) in Taiwanese patients with colorectal cancer. A longitudinal repeated measures study design was employed, and 77 participants were recruited from the colorectal and oncology departments of two teaching medical centres in Taiwan. Physical examinations were performed, and self-reports regarding adverse impacts of OXAIPN and quality of life were obtained at five time points throughout 12 cycles of chemotherapy (C/T). Read More

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December 2018

Ruxolitinib treatment for steroid refractory acute and chronic graft versus host disease in children: Clinical and immunological results.

Am J Hematol 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Stem cell transplant unit, Avda. Menendez Pelayo n°65, Hospital Niño Jesús (Madrid).

Ruxolitinib is a promising treatment for steroid refractory graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). However, data concerning effects on T cells are probably involved in increased risk of opportunistic infections. We analyzed clinical and immunological changes in children with GvHD taking ruxolitinib. Read More

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December 2018

Quality, bioactivity study, and preclinical acute toxicity, safety pharmacology evaluation of PEGylated recombinant human endostatin (M ES).

J Biochem Mol Toxicol 2018 Dec 10:e22257. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

National Engineering Laboratory for Anti-Tumor Protein Therapeutics, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Endostar, a potent endogenous antiangiogenic factor, is wildly used in clinics. However, it was easily degraded by enzymes and rapidly cleared by the kidneys. To overcome these shortcomings, PEGylated recombinant human endostatin was developed. Read More

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December 2018

A clinical trial with protracted infusion 5-fluorouracil and mitomycin C for localized squamous cell carcinoma of the anus.

Asia Pac J Clin Oncol 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Purpose: Mitomycin C (MMC) plus standard 5-fluorouracil (FU) infusion in weeks 1 and 5 often contributes to radiotherapy interruptions and possibly less-than-ideal outcomes in anal cancer. This study was to evaluate alternative strategies for chemotherapy delivery that might be less toxic or more efficacious, and outcomes of patient-initiated treatment interruption for severe acute toxicity.

Materials And Methods: This was a prospective, nonrandomized study for patients with T1-4N0-3M0 anal squamous carcinoma. Read More

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December 2018
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