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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303898/circulating-tumour-dna-reflects-treatment-response-and-clonal-evolution-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia
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Paul Yeh, Tane Hunter, Devbarna Sinha, Sarah Ftouni, Elise Wallach, Damian Jiang, Yih-Chih Chan, Stephen Q Wong, Maria Joao Silva, Ravikiran Vedururu, Kenneth Doig, Enid Lam, Gisela Mir Arnau, Timothy Semple, Meaghan Wall, Andjelija Zivanovic, Rishu Agarwal, Pasquale Petrone, Kate Jones, David Westerman, Piers Blombery, John F Seymour, Anthony T Papenfuss, Mark A Dawson, Constantine S Tam, Sarah-Jane Dawson
Several novel therapeutics are poised to change the natural history of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and the increasing use of these therapies has highlighted limitations of traditional disease monitoring methods. Here we demonstrate that circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) is readily detectable in patients with CLL. Importantly, ctDNA does not simply mirror the genomic information contained within circulating malignant lymphocytes but instead parallels changes across different disease compartments following treatment with novel therapies...
March 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295527/factors-predicting-survival-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-patients-developing-richter-syndrome-transformation-into-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Francesca Romana Mauro, Piero Galieni, Alessandra Tedeschi, Luca Laurenti, Giovanni Del Poeta, Gianluigi Reda, Marina Motta, Alessandro Gozzetti, Roberta Murru, Maria Denise Caputo, Melissa Campanelli, Anna Maria Frustaci, Idanna Innocenti, Sara Raponi, Anna Guarini, Fortunato Morabito, Robin Foà, Massimo Gentile
We hereby report the clinical and biologic features of 33 of 4680 (0.7%) patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), managed at 10 Italian centers, who developed Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), a rare variant of Richter syndrome. The median age at CLL and at HL diagnosis were 61 years (range 41-80) and 70 years (range 46-82), respectively, with a median interval from CLL to the diagnosis of HL of 90 months (range 0-258). In 3 cases, CLL and HL were diagnosed simultaneously. Hl was characterized by advanced stage in 79% of cases, International Prognostic Score (IPS) ≥4 in 50%, extranodal involvement in 39%, B symptoms in 70%...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289555/gender-differences-in-post-traumatic-stress
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Maria Grazia Modena, Daniele Pettorelli, Giulia Lauria, Elisa Giubertoni, Erminio Mauro, Valentina Martinotti
Acute stress can trigger cardiovascular events and disease. The earthquake is an "ideal" natural experiment for acute and chronic stress, with impact mainly on the cardiovascular system. On May 20th and 29th, 2012, two earthquakes of magnitude 5.9° to 6.4° on the Richter scale, hit the province of Modena and Reggio Emilia, an area of the north-center of Italy never considered at seismic risk. The purpose of our study was to assess whether there were gender-specific differences in stress-induced incidence of cardiovascular events and age of patients who arrived at the Emergency Departments (ED) of the three main teaching hospitals of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia...
2017: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263223/hypereosinophilic-syndrome-after-liver-transplantation-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Wiebke Aulbert, Robin Kobbe, Christian Breuer, Andrea Briem-Richter, Hansjörg Schäfer, Florian Brinkert, Anne Dettmar, Markus J Kemper, Enke Grabhorn
Persistently elevated eosinophil granulocytes in the peripheral blood in children is challenging due to a complex diagnosis especially after solid organ transplantation and can lead to difficulties in finding an underlying causative factor.We report a 12-year-old boy who developed severe hypereosinophilia eleven years after liver transplantation (LT) due to biliary atresia. Accompanying symptoms were recurrent fever, fatigue, elevated liver enzymes, abdominal pain and significant weight loss. After exclusion of secondary causes of eosinophilia, an idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (I-HES) was diagnosed...
March 4, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262089/subsyndromal-delirium-in-the-intensive-care-setting-phenomenological-characteristics-and-discrimination-of-subsyndromal-delirium-versus-no-and-full-syndromal-delirium
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Soenke Boettger, David Garcia Nuñez, Rafael Meyer, André Richter, Maria Schubert, Josef Jenewein
OBJECTIVE: Similar to delirium, its subsyndromal form has been recognized as the cause of diverse adverse outcomes. Nonetheless, the nature of this subsyndromal delirium remains vastly understudied. Therefore, in the following, we evaluate the phenomenological characteristics of this syndrome versus no and full-syndromal delirium. METHOD: In this prospective cohort study, we evaluated the Delirium Rating Scale-Revised, 1998 (DRS-R-98) versus the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed...
March 6, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257934/randall-sakai-chronic-social-stress-and-the-research-tradition-of-curt-richter
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Gerard P Smith, Gary J Schwartz
This paper describes Randall Sakai's professional career from graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, through postdoctoral work at Rockefeller University, and to being an independent investigator at the University of Cincinnati. He was fortunate in having Alan Epstein, Bruce McEwen, and Eliot Stellar as mentors. Early in Sakai's graduate work, Epstein and Stellar introduced him to Curt Richter, the legendary investigator at Johns Hopkins. This early introduction to Richter and his tradition of research was crucial for Sakai's scientific development...
February 28, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203174/richter-s-syndrome-with-hypercalcemia-induced-by-tumor-associated-production-of-parathyroid-hormone-related-peptide
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Naoki Watanabe, Hajime Yasuda, Soji Morishita, Yasuo Aota, Junichi Tomomatsu, Masaru Tanaka, Akimichi Ohsaka, Norio Komatsu
Humoral hypercalcemia due to parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) elevation is a well-known complication of various malignancies, but the situation is rare concerning hematological malignancies except for adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma. We report a case of Richter's syndrome with humoral hypercalcemia, and demonstrate by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) that peripheral blood PTHrP levels were 2,500-fold higher compared to healthy controls. PTHrP production by tumor cells in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and Richter's syndrome has been previously demonstrated by nonquantitative methods such as immunohistochemistry and northern blot analysis, but this is the first report using the RT-PCR method...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185672/cariprazine-versus-risperidone-monotherapy-for-treatment-of-predominant-negative-symptoms-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-randomised-double-blind-controlled-trial
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György Németh, István Laszlovszky, Pál Czobor, Erzsébet Szalai, Balázs Szatmári, Judit Harsányi, Ágota Barabássy, Marc Debelle, Suresh Durgam, István Bitter, Stephen Marder, W Wolfgang Fleischhacker
BACKGROUND: Although predominant negative symptoms of schizophrenia can be severe enough to cause persistent impairment, effective treatment options are lacking. We aimed to assess the new generation antipsychotic cariprazine in adult patients with predominant negative symptoms. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, phase 3b trial, we enrolled adults aged 18-65 years with long-term (>2 year), stable schizophrenia and predominant negative symptoms (>6 months) at 66 study centres (mainly hospitals and university clinics, with a small number of private practices) in 11 European countries...
February 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181942/successful-management-of-a-patient-with-possible-mast-cell-activation-syndrome-undergoing-pulmonary-embolectomy-a-case-report
#9
Ellen W Richter, Kai-Ling Hsu, Vanessa Moll
We report the successful perioperative management of a patient with presumed mastocytosis undergoing pulmonary embolectomy. Postoperatively the patient went into vasodilatory shock, which was partly attributed to mast cell mediator release. H1- and H2-antagonists, steroids, and a single dose of methylene blue were given with improvement of hemodynamics. The patient was weaned off vasoactive substances and extubated by postoperative day 2. We discuss the perioperative management of patients with mastocytosis, briefly review the literature concerning anesthetic management for cardiac surgery in patients with this disorder, and discuss our patient's alternative but related diagnosis of idiopathic mast cell activation syndrome...
February 8, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103472/microsatellite-expansion-diseases-repeat-toxicity-found-in-translation
#10
Fen-Biao Gao, Joel D Richter
Sellier et al. (2017) show that translation of expanded CGG repeats in fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome is initiated at an upstream ACG near-cognate start codon. The resulting polyglycine-containing protein, but not repeat RNA, is pathogenic by disrupting the nuclear lamina.
January 18, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095146/phase-i-first-in-human-study-of-venetoclax-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Matthew S Davids, Andrew W Roberts, John F Seymour, John M Pagel, Brad S Kahl, William G Wierda, Soham Puvvada, Thomas J Kipps, Mary Ann Anderson, Ahmed Hamed Salem, Martin Dunbar, Ming Zhu, Franklin Peale, Jeremy A Ross, Lori Gressick, Monali Desai, Su Young Kim, Maria Verdugo, Rod A Humerickhouse, Gary B Gordon, John F Gerecitano
Purpose B-cell leukemia/lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) overexpression is common in many non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) subtypes. A phase I trial in patients with NHL was conducted to determine safety, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of venetoclax, a selective, potent, orally bioavailable BCL-2 inhibitor. Patients and Methods A total of 106 patients with relapsed or refractory NHL received venetoclax once daily until progressive disease or unacceptable toxicity at target doses from 200 to 1,200 mg in dose-escalation and safety expansion cohorts...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072810/high-frequency-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-case-report
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Joseph T Crapanzano, Lisa M Harrison-Bernard, Mark R Jones, Alan D Kaye, Erich O Richter, Mordeci N Potash
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic, debilitating, neuropathic pain condition which is often misdiagnosed, difficult to manage, and lacks proven methods for remission. Most available methods provide some relief to a small percentage of patients. Recent FDA approval and superiority of the Nevro Senza 10-kHz high frequency (HF10) spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy over traditional low-frequency spinal cord stimulation for treatment of chronic back and leg pain may provide a new interventional therapeutic option for patients suffering from CRPS...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012536/the-impact-of-tobacco-exposure-on-development-of-otorrhea-after-myringotomy-tube-placement
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Jamie G Bizzell, Matthew D Cox, Annie R Wang, Gresham T Richter, Abby R Nolder
INTRODUCTION: Otorrhea is a common sequela after myringotomy with tube placement (MTP). The purpose of this study was to identify any significant relationship between passive tobacco exposure and the development of post-tympanostomy tube otorrhea. METHODS: Retrospective chart review was performed on 774 cases of patients who underwent MTP by a single surgeon at a tertiary pediatric hospital from 2012 to 2014. Patients with multiple medical comorbidities, craniofacial anomalies, syndromes and those over 12 years of age were excluded...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002286/macular-microcysts-in-schwartz-matsuo-syndrome
#14
Xuejing Chen, Grace M Richter, Joseph Caprioli, Tara A McCannel
PURPOSE: To describe a case of macular microcysts associated with advanced secondary glaucoma from Schwartz-Matsuo syndrome. METHODS: Clinical presentation, color fundus photography, optic disk photography, visual fields, and optical coherence tomography are presented. RESULTS: A 32-year-old woman presented with advanced, unilateral secondary glaucoma associated with a macula-on rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. She was diagnosed with Schwartz-Matsuo syndrome...
December 20, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918339/irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-quality-of-life-in-women-with-fecal-incontinence
#15
Alayne D Markland, J Eric Jelovsek, David D Rahn, Lu Wang, Leah Merrin, Ashok Tuteja, Holly E Richter, Susan Meikle
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this work were to determine the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and IBS subtypes in women presenting for fecal incontinence (FI) treatment and to assess the impact of IBS on FI symptoms and quality of life (QOL). METHODS: In this multicenter prospective cohort study, women reported at least monthly solid, liquid, or mucus FI. Rome III clinical criteria defined IBS. Women also self-reported having an IBS diagnosis. Baseline questionnaires included the following: Modified Manchester Health Questionnaire, Fecal Incontinence Severity Index, Bristol Stool Scale, Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory, and the Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire...
December 1, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899414/sentinel-case-of-richter-transformation-from-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-to-cd3-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#16
Ali Ismail, Jawed A Mallick, Dahui Qin, Mohammad O Hussaini
AIM: To report the first case of a Richter syndrome where small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) progressed to a CD3+ diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). METHODS: Macrodissection of small and large cell lymphomatous components was performed. This was followed by flow cytometric analysis along with molecular B-cell immunoglobulin (heavy and light chains) and T-cell receptor (γ and β chains) gene rearrangement studies to investigate a clonal relationship between the components...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899001/drug-interventions-for-the-treatment-of-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents
#17
REVIEW
Emma Mead, Greg Atkinson, Bernd Richter, Maria-Inti Metzendorf, Louise Baur, Nicholas Finer, Eva Corpeleijn, Claire O'Malley, Louisa J Ells
BACKGROUND: Child and adolescent obesity has increased globally, and can be associated with significant short- and long-term health consequences. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of drug interventions for the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed (subsets not available on Ovid), LILACS as well as the trial registers ICTRP (WHO) and ClinicalTrials.gov. Searches were undertaken from inception to March 2016...
November 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878308/-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-unusual-cutaneous-manifestations
#18
REVIEW
T Stockinger, L Richter, M Kanzler, M Melichart-Kotik, H Pas, K Derfler, E Schmidt, K Rappersberger
BACKGROUND: Various different mucocutaneous symptoms may affect up to 80 % of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. OBJECTIVES: To investigate, various unspecific, but otherwise typical clinical symptoms of skin and mucous membranes that arise in SLE patients other than those defined as SLE criteria such as butterfly rash, chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus, oral ulcers, and increased photosensitivity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Extensive search of peer-reviewed scientific articles was performed, medical histories of several SLE patients seen in our department were analyzed, and the rare disease courses in three SLE patients are presented...
December 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862363/a-comprehensive-microbiological-safety-approach-for-agarose-encapsulated-porcine-islets-intended-for-clinical-trials
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Lawrence S Gazda, James Collins, Archie Lovatt, Robert W Holdcraft, Merribeth J Morin, Daniel Galbraith, Melanie Graham, Melissa A Laramore, Christine Maclean, John Black, Euan W Milne, Douglas G Marthaler, Horatiu V Vinerean, Michelle M Michalak, Deborah Hoffer, Steven Richter, Richard D Hall, Barry H Smith
BACKGROUND: The use of porcine islets to replace insulin-producing islet β-cells, destroyed during the diabetogenic disease process, presents distinct challenges if this option is to become a therapeutic reality for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. These challenges include a thorough evaluation of the microbiological safety of the islets. In this study, we describe a robust porcine islet-screening program that provides a high level of confidence in the microbiological safety of porcine islets suitable for clinical trials...
November 2016: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852142/ebv-positive-richter-s-syndrome-with-laboratory-features-of-burkitt-s-lymphoma-in-ibrutinib-treated-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#20
Mohammad O Hussaini, Alman Rehman, Julio C Chavez, Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, Pedro Horna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
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