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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634685/poor-predictive-value-of-positive-interim-fdg-pet-ct-in-primary-mediastinal-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Julien Lazarovici, Marie Terroir, Julia Arfi-Rouche, Jean-Marie Michot, Sacha Mussot, Valentina Florea, Maria-Rosa Ghigna, Peggy Dartigues, Cynthia Petrovanu, Alina Danu, Christophe Fermé, Vincent Ribrag, David Ghez
PURPOSE: Though commonly used to assess response to therapy, the prognostic value of interim FDG-PET/CT in Primary Mediastinal Large B-cell Lymphoma (PMBCL) is unclear. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study on 36 consecutive patients treated at our institution for a PMBCL between 2006 and 2014. All patients with a positive interim FDG-PET/CT had undergone histological restaging consisting either in a surgical debulking of the residual lesion (15 patients) or a CT-guided core needle biopsy (two patients)...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634674/prognostic-impact-of-nutritional-status-assessed-by-the-controlling-nutritional-status-score-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Hideki Wada, Tomotaka Dohi, Katsumi Miyauchi, Shinichiro Doi, Hirokazu Konishi, Ryo Naito, Shuta Tsuboi, Manabu Ogita, Takatoshi Kasai, Shinya Okazaki, Kikuo Isoda, Satoru Suwa, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Recently, malnutrition has been shown to be related to worse clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure. However, the association between nutritional status and clinical outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) remains unclear. We investigated the prognostic value of malnutrition assessed by the Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT; range 0-12, higher = worse, consisting of serum albumin, cholesterol and lymphocytes) score in patients with CAD. METHODS: The CONUT score was measured on admission in a total of 1987 patients with stable CAD who underwent elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between 2000 and 2011...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633309/tmprss2-erg-gene-fusions-in-prostate-cancer-of-west-african-men-and-a-meta-analysis-of-racial-differences
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Cindy Ke Zhou, Denise Young, Edward D Yeboah, Sally B Coburn, Yao Tettey, Richard B Biritwum, Andrew A Adjei, Evelyn Tay, Shelley Niwa, Ann Truelove, Judith Welsh, James E Mensah, Robert N Hoover, Isabell A Sesterhenn, Ann W Hsing, Shiv Srivastava, Michael B Cook
The prevalence of TMPRSS2-ERG fusions in prostate cancer varies by race. However, such somatic aberration and its association with prognostic factors have neither been studied in a West African population nor been systematically reviewed in the context of racial differences. We used immunohistochemistry to assess ERG expression as the established surrogate of ERG fusion genes among 262 prostate cancer biopsies from the Ghana Prostate Study. Poisson regression with robust variance estimation provided prevalence ratios and 95% confidence intervals of ERG expression in relation to patients' characteristics...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633223/primary-pulmonary-vein-stenosis-outcomes-risk-factors-and-severity-score-in-a-multicentric-study
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David Kalfa, Emre Belli, Emile Bacha, Virginie Lambert, Duccio di Carlo, Martin Kostolny, Jukka Salminen, Matej Nosal, Alain Poncelet, Jurgen Horer, Hakan Berggren, Illya Yemets, Mark Hazekamp, Bohdan Maruszewski, George Sarris, Marco Pozzi, Tjark Ebels, François Lacour-Gayet
BACKGROUND: Primary pulmonary vein stenosis (PPVS) still carries a poor prognosis, and prognostic factors remain controversial. The aim of this study was to determine outcomes and prognostic factors after PPVS repair in the current era. METHODS: Thirty patients with PPVS and a normal pulmonary vein (PV) connection operated on in 10 European/North American centers (2000-2012) were included retrospectively. A specific PVS severity score was developed based on the assessment of each PV...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633148/clinical-and-functional-results-of-119-patients-with-knee-dislocations
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Nicholas R Scarcella, Douglas S Weinberg, Stephen Bowen, Heather A Vallier
OBJECTIVES: To describe clinical results and functional outcomes of knee dislocations treated with a consistent strategy within our institution. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS: One hundred nineteen patients were treated at one institution between 2000 and 2014 for knee dislocation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Knee range of motion, functional instability, and complications were recorded...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632777/immunohistochemiocal-subtyping-using-ck20-and-ck5-can-identify-urothelial-carcinomas-of-the-upper-urinary-tract-with-a-poor-prognosis
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Danijel Sikic, Bastian Keck, Sven Wach, Helge Taubert, Bernd Wullich, Peter J Goebell, Andreas Kahlmeyer, Peter Olbert, Philipp Isfort, Wilhelm Nimphius, Arndt Hartmann, Johannes Giedl
PURPOSE: Genome-wide analyses revealed basal and luminal subtypes of urothelial carcinomas of the bladder. It is unknown if this subtyping can also be applied to upper tract urothelial carcinomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tumor samples from 222 patients with upper tract urothelial carcinomas who were treated with radical nephroureterectomy were analyzed for the expression of seven basal/luminal immunohistochemical markers (CK5, EGFR, CD44, CK20, p63, GATA3, FOXA1)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632135/evaluation-of-the-branched-chain-amino-acid-to-tyrosine-ratio-prior-to-treatment-as-a-prognostic-predictor-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Toru Ishikawa, Michitaka Imai, Masayoshi Ko, Hiroki Sato, Yujiro Nozawa, Tomoe Sano, Akito Iwanaga, Keiichi Seki, Terasu Honma, Toshiaki Yoshida
This study evaluated whether the branched-chain amino acid-to-tyrosine ratio (BTR) is a prognostic predictive factor in patients with liver cirrhosis by determining the relationship of the BTR with event-free survival in a retrospective, observational cohort study. The medical records of patients with liver cirrhosis who visited our institution from February 2000 to May 2012 were examined. Events due to liver cirrhosis were defined as death, worsening of esophageal and/or gastric varices, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver failure...
June 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631748/ccl-2-as-a-possible-early-marker-for-remission-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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R A Heller, T F Raven, T Swing, K Kunzmann, V Daniel, P Haubruck, M Akbar, P A Grützner, G Schmidmaier, B Biglari, A Moghaddam
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. OBJECTIVES: To describe the correlation between CCL-2, CCL-3, CCL-4 and CXCL-5 serum levels and remission after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) in a human protocol compared with animal studies. SETTING: Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz). METHODS: We examined the serum levels of CCL-2, CCL-3, CCL-4 and CXCL-5 over a 12-week period; in particular, at admission and 4, 9 and 12 h, 1 and 3 days and 1, 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks after trauma...
June 20, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631134/budd-chiari-syndrome-outcomes-of-endovascular-intervention-a-single-center-experience
#9
Nitin Jagtap, Mithun Sharma, Jagdeesh Singh, Manu Tandan, P N Rao, Rajesh Gupta, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Mohan Ramchandani, Harshal Shah, T Mahesh Kumar, Santosh Darishetty, G V Rao, D N Reddy
AIM: Outcomes of endovascular intervention in Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) have been reported with varied results. Clinical outcomes of endovascular interventions in BCS and role of various prognostic scores were critically evaluated in this study. METHODS: This study retrospectively analyzed consecutive patients of BCS who underwent endovascular intervention between January 2007 and May 2016 at our center. Technical, clinical successes and complications were documented...
June 20, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629914/mortality-risk-prediction-in-scleroderma-related-interstitial-lung-disease-the-sadl-model
#10
Julie Morisset, Eric Vittinghoff, Brett M Elicker, Xiaowen Hu, Stephanie Le, Jay H Ryu, Kirk D Jones, Anna Haemel, Jeffrey A Golden, Francesco Boin, Brett Ley, Paul J Wolters, Talmadge E King, Harold R Collard, Joyce S Lee
RATIONALE: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in scleroderma (Scl). Risk prediction and prognostication in Scl-ILD patients is challenging because of heterogeneity in the disease course. METHODS: We aimed to develop a clinical mortality risk prediction model for Scl-ILD. Patients with Scl-ILD were identified from two ongoing longitudinal cohorts: 135 patients at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF, derivation cohort) and 90 patients at the Mayo Clinic (validation cohort)...
June 16, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629552/comparative-analysis-of-four-scores-to-stratify-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Pedro Freitas, Carlos Aguiar, António Ferreira, António Tralhão, António Ventosa, Miguel Mendes
There are several prognostic risk scores available for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) that can aid in the decision of listing candidates for heart transplant (HTx). A direct comparison between these scores has not been performed. Therefore, our objective was to evaluate the calibration and discriminative power of 4 contemporary HF scores. A retrospective analysis of 259 patients with HFrEF who underwent cardiopulmonary exercise test was conducted. The Heart Failure Survival Score (HFSS), Seattle Heart Failure Model (SHFM), Meta-analysis Global Group in Chronic Heart Failure (MAGGIC), and Metabolic Exercise Cardiac Kidney Index (MECKI) were compared...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629426/development-and-validation-of-a-prognostic-scoring-model-for-mycobacterium-avium-complex-lung-disease-an-observational-cohort-study
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Shogo Kumagai, Akihiro Ito, Toru Hashimoto, Satoshi Marumo, Hironobu Tokumasu, Aya Kotani, Haruka Yamaki, Masahiro Shirata, Koji Furuuchi, Motonari Fukui, Tadashi Ishida
BACKGROUND: Patients with Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) lung disease (LD) have a heterogeneous prognosis. This study aimed to develop and validate a prognostic scoring model for these patients using independent risk factors for survival. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of patients with MAC-LD from two hospitals (cohort 1, n = 368; cohort 2, n = 118). Cohort 1 was evaluated using a multivariate Cox proportional hazards model to identify independent risk factors for overall survival (OS)...
June 19, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627320/an-exploratory-study-on-the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-fucoidan-in-relation-to-quality-of-life-in-advanced-cancer-patients
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Hidenori Takahashi, Mitsuhiko Kawaguchi, Kunihiro Kitamura, Seiji Narumiya, Munenori Kawamura, Isamu Tengan, Shinji Nishimoto, Yasuo Hanamure, Yasuo Majima, Shuichi Tsubura, Kiichiro Teruya, Sanetaka Shirahata
BACKGROUND: Conventional anticancer therapies still cause difficulties with selective eradication and accompanying side effects that reduce patients' quality of life (QOL). Fucoidan is extracted from seaweeds and has already exhibited broad bioactivities, including anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties, in basic studies. It is expected to enhance therapeutic efficacy and minimize side effects in cancer patients; however, despite its potential benefits, there are very few clinical trials using fucoidans...
February 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627231/a-novel-risk-scoring-system-to-predict-cardiovascular-death-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-cha2ds2-vasc-cf-score
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Harun Kundi, Emrullah Kiziltunc, Ahmet Korkmaz, Gokhan Cicek, Ender Ornek, Mehmet Ileri
The present study aimed to determine the long-term prognostic validity of the CHA2DS2-VASc score in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In addition, we formulated a novel scoring system, the CHA2DS2-VASc-CF (which includes cigarette smoking and a family history of coronary artery disease as risk factors). This study included 4373 consecutive patients with AMI who presented to the emergency department of our hospital and underwent cardiac catheterization procedures between December 2009 and September 2016...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627024/the-applicability-of-a-weight-loss-grading-system-in-cancer-cachexia-a-longitudinal-analysis
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Ola Magne Vagnildhaug, David Blum, Andrew Wilcock, Peter Fayers, Florian Strasser, Vickie E Baracos, Marianne J Hjermstad, Stein Kaasa, Barry Laird, Tora S Solheim
BACKGROUND: A body mass index (BMI) adjusted weight loss grading system (WLGS) is related to survival in patients with cancer. The aim of this study was to examine the applicability of the WLGS by confirming its prognostic validity, evaluating its relationship to cachexia domains, and exploring its ability to predict cachexia progression. METHODS: An international, prospective observational study of patients with incurable cancer was conducted. For each patient, weight loss grade was scored 0-4...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626734/beneficial-effect-of-maintaining-hepatic-reserve-during-chemotherapy-on-the-outcomes-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Takeshi Terashima, Tatsuya Yamashita, Kuniaki Arai, Kazunori Kawaguchi, Kazuya Kitamura, Taro Yamashita, Yoshio Sakai, Eishiro Mizukoshi, Masao Honda, Shuichi Kaneko
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) usually develops in chronically damaged liver. We investigated hepatic reserves during chemotherapy of patients with advanced HCC and compensated liver function to evaluate the effect on patients' outcomes of maintaining hepatic reserve after chemotherapy. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 190 patients with Child-Pugh A with advanced HCC who were treated with sorafenib or hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC). We investigated the Child-Pugh score and albumin-bilirubin grade for hepatic reserve, and evaluated the effect of the change in Child-Pugh scores on patients' outcomes...
June 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626506/impact-of-nonadherence-to-inhaled-corticosteroid-laba-therapy-on-copd-exacerbation-rates-and-healthcare-costs-in-a-commercially-insured-us-population
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Jill R Davis, Bingcao Wu, David M Kern, Ozgur Tunceli, Kathleen M Fox, John Horton, Randall F Legg, Frank Trudo
BACKGROUND: Evidence of poor patient adherence to medications for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is well-documented, but its impact on disease exacerbation rates and associated healthcare costs remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between adherence levels to different inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting ß2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) and COPD exacerbation rates and costs in a commercially insured population. METHODS: In this observational cohort study, patients with COPD (aged ≥40 years) who were treatment-naïve to inhaled corticosteroid/LABA and were initiating budesonide plus formoterol or fluticasone plus salmeterol between March 1, 2009, and January 31, 2014, were identified in a national representative claims database and were followed for up to 12 months...
April 2017: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625654/line-1-hypomethylation-is-associated-to-specific-clinico-pathological-features-in-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Andrea Imperatori, Nora Sahnane, Nicola Rotolo, Francesca Franzi, Elisa Nardecchia, Laura Libera, Chiara Romualdi, Maria Cattoni, Fausto Sessa, Lorenzo Dominioni, Daniela Furlan
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesize that selected genetic and/or epigenetic changes associated with advanced tumours may help identifying early non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) that recur after resection. Among epigenetic changes, long interspersed nuclear element-1 (LINE-1) hypomethylation is seen early during carcinogenesis and may act in concert with genetic alterations to cancer progression. LINE-1 hypomethylation and gene mutations frequently involved in lung cancer, were analysed to evaluate their prognostic role in resected stage I NSCLC...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625630/improved-survival-with-postoperative-radiotherapy-in-thymic-carcinoma-a-propensity-matched-analysis-of-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-seer-database
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Yu Jin Lim, Changhoon Song, Jae-Sung Kim
OBJECTIVES: Thymic carcinoma is a rare and aggressive malignancy with poor prognosis. Although postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) is used for obtaining better locoregional tumor control, its association with survival has not been established. This study evaluated the prognostic impact of PORT in thymic carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified patients diagnosed with thymic carcinoma between 2004 and 2013 using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625591/prognostic-significance-of-a-negative-confirmatory-biopsy-on-reclassification-among-men-on-active-surveillance
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Vishnu Ganesan, Charles Dai, Yaw A Nyame, Daniel J Greene, Nima Almassi, Daniel Hettel, Joseph Zabell, Hans Arora, Samuel Haywood, Alice Crane, Chad Reichard, Anna Zampini, Ahmed Elshafei, Robert J Stein, Khaled Fareed, J Stephen Jones, Michael Gong, Andrew J Stephenson, Eric A Klein, Ryan K Berglund
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between absence of disease on confirmatory biopsy and risk of pathologic reclassification in men on active surveillance (AS). METHODS: Men with grade groups 1 and 2 disease on AS between 2002 and 2015 were identified who received a confirmatory biopsy within 1 year of diagnosis and ≥3 biopsies overall. The primary outcomes were pathologic reclassification by grade (any increase in primary Gleason pattern or Gleason score) or volume (>33% of sampled cores involved or increase in the number of cores with >50% involvement)...
June 15, 2017: Urology
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