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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337439/a-brief-review-of-non-invasive-monitoring-of-respiratory-condition-for-extubated-patients-with-or-at-risk-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-after-surgery
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REVIEW
Xuezheng Zhang, Mahmoud Attia Mohamed Kassem, Ying Zhou, Muhammad Shabsigh, Quanguang Wang, Xuzhong Xu
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the important risk factors contributing to postoperative airway complications. OSA alters the respiratory physiology and increases the sensitivity of muscle tone of the upper airway after surgery to residual anesthetic medication. In addition, the prevalence of OSA was reported to be much higher among surgical patients than the general population. Therefore, appropriate monitoring to detect early respiratory impairment in postoperative extubated patients with possible OSA is challenging...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337438/mage-a-antigens-and-cancer-immunotherapy
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Paul Zajac, Elke Schultz-Thater, Luigi Tornillo, Charlotte Sadowski, Emanuele Trella, Chantal Mengus, Giandomenica Iezzi, Giulio C Spagnoli
MAGE-A antigens are expressed in a variety of cancers of diverse histological origin and germinal cells. Due to their relatively high tumor specificity, they represent attractive targets for active specific and adoptive cancer immunotherapies. Here, we (i) review past and ongoing clinical studies targeting these antigens, (ii) analyze advantages and disadvantages of different therapeutic approaches, and (iii) discuss possible improvements in MAGE-A-specific immunotherapies.
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326308/infection-sources-of-a-common-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-pathogen-mycobacterium-avium-complex
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REVIEW
Yukiko Nishiuchi, Tomotada Iwamoto, Fumito Maruyama
Numerous studies have revealed a continuous increase in the worldwide incidence and prevalence of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) diseases, especially pulmonary Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) diseases. Although it is not clear why NTM diseases have been increasing, one possibility is an increase of mycobacterial infection sources in the environment. Thus, in this review, we focused on the infection sources of pathogenic NTM, especially MAC. The environmental niches for MAC include water, soil, and dust...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326307/p75-neurotrophin-receptor-in-the-skin-beyond-its-neurotrophic-function
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REVIEW
Carlo Pincelli
p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75(NTR)), also known as CD271, is the low-affinity receptor that, together with the tyrosine kinase receptor tropomyosin-receptor kinase (Trk), mediate neurotrophin (NT) functions. Beside their classic role in skin innervation, NT and their receptors constitute a complex cutaneous network associated with a number of autocrine and paracrine activities. In this context, the role of p75(NTR) is becoming more and more important. This review will focus on the intriguing functions of p75(NTR) in healthy and diseased skin...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321395/detection-of-intratumor-heterogeneity-in-modern-pathology-a-multisite-tumor-sampling-perspective
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Jesús M Cortés, Giovanni de Petris, José I López
Current sampling protocols of neoplasms along the digestive tract and in the urinary bladder have to be updated, as they do not respond to the necessities of modern personalized medicine. We show here that an adapted version of multisite tumor sampling (MSTS) is a sustainable model to overcome current deficiencies in digestive and bladder tumors when they are large enough so as to make unaffordable a total sampling. The new method is based on the divide-and-conquer algorithm and includes a slight modification of the MSTS, which proved to be useful very recently in clear cell renal cell carcinoma...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316971/exercise-associated-hyponatremia-2017-update
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Tamara Hew-Butler, Valentina Loi, Antonello Pani, Mitchell H Rosner
Exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) was initially described in the 1980s in endurance athletes, and work done since then has conclusively identified that overdrinking beyond thirst and non-osmotic arginine vasopressin release are the most common etiologic factors. In recent years, EAH has been described in a broader variety of athletic events and also has been linked to the development of rhabdomyolysis. The potential role of volume and sodium depletion in a subset of athletes has also been described. This review focuses on the most recent literature in the field of EAH and summarizes key new findings in the epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of this condition...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303241/commentary-understanding-the-impact-of-infection-inflammation-and-their-persistence-in-the-pathogenesis-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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COMMENT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299313/perioperative-factors-contributing-the-post-craniotomy-pain-a-synthesis-of-concepts
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Tumul Chowdhury, Rakesh Garg, Veena Sheshadri, Lakshmi Venkatraghavan, Sergio Daniel Bergese, Ronald B Cappellani, Bernhard Schaller
The perioperative management of post-craniotomy pain is controversial. Although the concept of pain control in non-neurosurgical fields has grown substantially, the understanding of neurosurgical pain and its causative factors in such a population is inconclusive. In fact, the organ that is the center of pain and its related mechanisms receives little attention to alleviate distress during neurosurgical procedures. In contrast to the old belief that pain following intracranial surgery is minimal, recent data suggest the exact opposite...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299312/genetic-screening-of-mutations-associated-with-fabry-disease-in-a-nationwide-cohort-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-patients
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Maria J Gonçalves, Ana F Mourão, António Martinho, Olívia Simões, José Melo-Gomes, Manuel Salgado, Paula Estanqueiro, Célia Ribeiro, Iva Brito, João E Fonseca, Helena Canhão
Fabry's disease (FD) is a lysosomal storage disorder associated with an alpha-galactosidase A deficiency. The prevalence of FD among juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients with established diagnosis is unknown, but as musculoskeletal pain may be an important complaint at presentation, misdiagnosed cases are anticipated. With this study, we aim to calculate the frequency of FD-associated mutations in a cohort of JIA patients. Children with JIA from a national cohort were selected. Clinical and laboratorial information was recorded in the Portuguese rheumatic diseases register (http://Reuma...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293557/sepsis-and-immunosenescence-in-the-elderly-patient-a-review
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Silvia Martín, Alba Pérez, Cesar Aldecoa
Sepsis is a prevalent, serious medical condition with substantial mortality and a significant consumption of health-care resources. Its incidence has increased around 9% annually in general population over the last years and specially in aged patients group. Several risk factors such as comorbidities, preadmission status, malnutrition, frailty, and an impared function in the immune system called immunosenescence are involved in the higher predisposition to sepsis in the elderly patients. Immunosenescence status consists in a functional impairment in both cell-mediated immunity and humoral immune responses and increases not only the risk for develop sepsis but also lead to more severe presentation of infection and may be is also related with a higher mortality...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293556/generalized-comedones-acne-and-hidradenitis-suppurativa-in-a-patient-with-an-fgfr2-missense-mutation
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Rebecca Higgins, Andrew Pink, Robert Hunger, Nikhil Yawalkar, Alexander A Navarini
Mutations in the fibroblast growth factor-receptor gene 2 (FGFR2) gene have been implicated in numerous diseases, including nevus comedonicus (NC) and naevoid acne that have somatic missense mutations in FGFR2 in the affected tissue. A patient presented in our department with unusual, innumerable large comedones throughout his back reminiscient of NC, as well as multifocal hidradenitis suppurativa and acne. Topical and systemic treatments were unsuccessful. Whole exome sequencing of blood-derived DNA detected a germline mutation in FGFR2 that was predicted to be damaging...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293555/second-line-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-clinical-pathological-and-molecular-aspects-of-nintedanib
#12
REVIEW
Luis Corrales, Amanda Nogueira, Francesco Passiglia, Angela Listi, Christian Caglevic, Marco Giallombardo, Luis Raez, Edgardo Santos, Christian Rolfo
Lung carcinoma is the leading cause of death by cancer in the world. Nowadays, most patients will experience disease progression during or after first-line chemotherapy demonstrating the need for new, effective second-line treatments. The only approved second-line therapies for patients without targetable oncogenic drivers are docetaxel, gemcitabine, pemetrexed, and erlotinib and for patients with target-specific oncogenes afatinib, osimertinib, crizotinib, alectinib, and ceritinib. In recent years, evidence on the role of antiangiogenic agents have been established as important and effective therapeutic targets in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289681/thanatophobia-death-anxiety-in-the-elderly-the-problem-of-the-child-s-inability-to-assess-their-own-parent-s-death-anxiety-state
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Gary Sinoff
Thanatophobia is omnipresent in our lives. Research has shown separate but connected constructs: fear of death or fear of the dying process. The influences on death anxiety are varied including religiosity, gender, psychological state, and age. It is often assumed by the children of the elderly that the fear of death is prevalent in their parents. Daily the medical staff encounters the presence of death anxiety: from family members or the staff itself. In order to understand this phenomenon, a three-tier study was conducted on non-terminal elderly inpatients in an acute geriatric care ward...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286749/factors-xi-and-xii-as-targets-for-new-anticoagulants
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Jeffrey I Weitz, James C Fredenburgh
Compared with vitamin K antagonists, the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are simpler to administer and are associated with less intracranial bleeding. Nonetheless, even with the DOACs, bleeding still occurs and many patients with atrial fibrillation fail to receive anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis because of the fear of bleeding. Therefore, there is an urgent need for safer anticoagulants. Recent investigations into the biochemistry of hemostasis and thrombosis have identified new targets for development of novel anticoagulants...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280721/tissue-biomarkers-in-hepatocellular-tumors-which-when-and-how
#15
REVIEW
Luca Di Tommaso, Massimo Roncalli
Few tissue markers are currently available to pathologists in the study of hepatocellular tumors. These markers should be used carefully taking into consideration not only morphology but also, and sometimes even more important, the clinical setting where the lesion to be diagnosed had developed. Glypican-3, heat shock protein 70, and glutamine synthetase (GS) are markers currently used, as a single panel, to discriminate the nature of a <2 cm hepatocellular lesion lacking radiological features of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) detected in a cirrhotic patient under surveillance...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271063/pharmacokinetics-of-standard-and-reduced-dose-recombinant-human-soluble-thrombomodulin-in-patients-with-septic-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-during-continuous-hemodiafiltration
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Eizo Watanabe, Shingo Yamazaki, Daisuke Setoguchi, Tomohito Sadahiro, Yoshihisa Tateishi, Tatsuya Suzuki, Itsuko Ishii, Shigeto Oda
INTRODUCTION: Recombinant human soluble thrombomodulin (rTM) is reportedly excreted by the kidneys; therefore, the recommended dose for patients with renal impairment is one-third of the standard dose. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether this reduced dose of rTM achieves effective drug concentrations that are comparable to those of the standard dose in treating sepsis-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) during continuous hemodiafiltration (CHDF). METHODS: Eight patients in an intensive care unit were randomized to receive either reduced-dose (0...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243590/second-line-treatment-of-nsclc-the-pan-erbb-inhibitor-afatinib-in-times-of-shifting-paradigms
#17
REVIEW
Jens Köhler
In contrast to the established role of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors for the first-line treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring activating EGFR mutations, the role of EGFR blockade and of EGFR molecular testing in the second-line treatment remains less clear. The irreversible pan-ErbB family inhibitor afatinib (Gi(l)otrif(®)) was recently FDA- and EMA-approved for the second-line treatment of NSCLC with squamous cell histology irrespective of the EGFR mutational status (LUX-Lung 8)...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239607/how-to-face-chronic-liver-disease-the-sinusoidal-perspective
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Anabel Fernández-Iglesias, Jordi Gracia-Sancho
Liver microcirculation plays an essential role in the progression and aggravation of chronic liver disease. Hepatic sinusoid environment, mainly composed by hepatocytes, liver sinusoidal endothelial cells, Kupffer cells, and hepatic stellate cells, intimately cooperate to maintain global liver function and specific phenotype of each cell type. However, continuous liver injury significantly deregulates liver cells protective phenotype, leading to parenchymal and non-parenchymal dysfunction. Recent data have enlightened the molecular processes that mediate hepatic microcirculatory injury, and consequently, opened the possibility to develop new therapeutic strategies to ameliorate liver circulation and viability...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224126/antioxidant-effects-of-the-quercetin-in-the-jejunal-myenteric-innervation-of-diabetic-rats
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Sara R Garcia de Souza, Marcílio Hubner de Miranda Neto, Juliana Vanessa Colombo Martins Perles, Flávia Cristina Vieira Frez, Isabela Zignani, Francielle Veiga Ramalho, Catchia Hermes-Uliana, Gleison Daion Piovezana Bossolani, Jacqueline Nelisis Zanoni
PURPOSE: Enteric glial cells (EGCs) exert a critical role in the structural integrity, defense, and metabolic function of enteric neurons. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease characterized by metabolic disorders and chronic autonomic neuropathy. Quercetin supplementation, which is a potent antioxidant, has been used in order to reduce the effects of diabetes-induced oxidative stress. The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of quercetin supplementation in the drinking water at a daily dose of 40 mg on the glial cells and neurons in the jejunum of diabetic rats...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191456/the-short-form-score-for-the-assessment-and-quantification-of-chronic-rheumatic-affections-of-the-hands-in-daily-clinical-routines-its-sensitivity-to-change-and-preliminary-patient-relevant-variation-values-a-pilot-study
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Ulrike Stummer, Bernhard Rintelen, Burkhard F Leeb
OBJECTIVE: The SF-SACRAH was developed to assess the involvement of the hand in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and hand osteoarthritis (HOA) patients in daily clinical routines. In this pilot study, its sensitivity to change will be assessed longitudinally, and preliminary thresholds for patient relevant changes are derived. METHODS: Ninety-nine outpatients suffering from HOA (n = 55) or RA (n = 44) completed the SF-SACRAH once initially. After approximately 3 months, patients repeated the SF-SACRAH...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
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