Summer Biotherapy Review is available!

Have you seen our Summer Biotherapy Journal Review? The Biotherapy Journal Review is a BTER Foundation publication that features reviews and current citations from the latest biotherapy literature.  The Biotherapy Journal Review is published quarterly, and is available at no cost to anyone interested to read it.  To recieve the Biotherapy Journal Review automatically via email, please sign up here.…

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Voldsgaard et. al. Biotherapy Journal Review Summer 2016

Journal Citation Voldsgaard A, Bager P, Garde E, Åkeson P, Leffers AM, Madsen CG, Kapel C, Roepstorff A, Thamsborg SM, Melbye M, Siebner H, Søndergaard HB, Sellebjerg F, Sørensen PS.  Trichuris suis ova therapy in relapsing multiple sclerosis is safe but without signals of beneficial effect. Mult Scler. 2015 Nov;21(13):1723-9. Published Abstract BACKGROUND: An observational…

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Fish et. al. Biotherapy Journal Review Summer 2016

Reviewer: Ronald Sherman, MD Journal Citation Fish R, Kutter E, Wheat G, Blasdel B, Kutateladze M, Kuhl S. Bacteriophage treatment of intransigent diabetic toe ulcers: a case series. J Wound Care. 2016 Jul;25 Suppl 7:S27-33. Published Abstract Objective: Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) infections are a growing public health problem, with increasing prevalence, poor response to…

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Brundage et. al. Biotherapy Journal Review Summer 2016

Reviewer: Frank Stadler, BSc Hon, doctoral candidate Journal Citation Brundage AL, Crippen TL, Tomberlin JK. Methods for external disinfection of blow fly (Diptera: Calliphoridae) eggs prior to use in wound debridement therapy. Wound Repair Regen. 2016. doi: 10.1111/wrr.12408. Published Abstract Maggot debridement therapy (MDT) is the use of the larval stage of flies (i.e., Calliphoridae) to…

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Eskesen et. al. Biotherapy Journal Review Summer 2016

Reviewer: Ronald Sherman, MD Journal Citation Eskesen D, Jespersen L, Michelsen B, Whorwell PJ, Müller-Lissner S, Morberg CM. Effect of the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis, BB-12®, on defecation frequency in healthy subjects with low defecation frequency and abdominal discomfort: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial. Br J Nutr. 2015 Nov 28;114(10):1638-46. Published Abstract…

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Stein et. al. Biotherapy Journal Review Spring 2016

Helminthic Therapy Reviews Journal Citation Stein M, Greenberg Z, Boaz M, Handzel ZT, Meshesha MK, and Bentwich Z. The Role of Helminth Infection and Environment in the Development of Allergy: A Prospective Study of Newly-Arrived Ethiopian Immigrants in Israel. PLoS.Negl.Trop.Dis. 2016; 10(1):e0004208 Published Abstract Helminth infection may be protective against allergy and account for the…

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Leung et. al. Biotherapy Journal Review Spring 2016

Phage Therapy Reviews Journal Citation: Leung S, Parumasivam T, Gao F, Carrigy NB, Vehring R, Finlay WH, Morales S,  Britton WJ, Kutter E, Chan H. Production of Inhalation Phage Powders Using Spray Freeze Drying and Spray Drying Techniques for Treatment of Respiratory Infections. Pharm Res. 2016; Published on-line, February, 2016 Published Abstract Purpose The potential…

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d’Ettorre et. al. Biotherapy Journal Review Spring 2016

Probiotics and Bacteriotherapy Reviews Journal Citation: d’Ettorre G, Ceccarelli G, Giustini N, Serafino S, Calantone N, De Girolamo G, Bianchi L, Bellelli V, Ascoli-Bartoli T, Marcellini S, Turriziani O, Brenchley JM, Vullo V. Probiotics Reduce Inflammation in Antiretroviral Treated, HIV-Infected Individuals: Results of the “Probio-HIV” Clinical Trial. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 16;10(9):e0137200. Published Abstract BACKGROUND: …

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Wilson et. al. Biotherapy Journal Review Spring 2016

Maggot Debridement Therapy Reviews Journal Citation: Wilson MR, Nigam Y, Jung W, Knight J, and Pritchard DI. The impacts of larval density and protease inhibition on feeding in medicinal larvae of the greenbottle fly Lucilia sericata. Med.Vet.Entomol. 2016; 30(1):1-7. Published Abstract Larval therapy, the therapeutic use of blowfly larvae to treat chronic wounds, is primarily…

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