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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328848/clinical-effects-of-p53-overexpression-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-sinonasal-tract-a-systematic-meta-analysis-with-prisma-guidelines
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Xiaowei Wang, Wei Lv, Fang Qi, Zhiqiang Gao, Hua Yang, Weiqing Wang, Yali Gao
BACKGROUND: The level of p53 protein expression in sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SNSCC) has been estimated, but the results remain inconsistent and the point of consensus has not been reached. This study was first determined to evaluate the clinical effects of p53 expression in SCC of the sinonasal tract. METHODS: According to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) statement criteria, the potential literature was searched from diverse databases...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327183/modeling-multi-mutation-and-drug-resistance-analysis-of-some-case-studies
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Mitra Shojania Feizabadi
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced resistance is one the major obstacles that may lead to therapeutic failure during cancer treatment. Different genetic alterations occur when tumor cells divide. Among new generations of tumor cells, some may express intrinsic resistance to a specific chemotherapeutic agent. Also, some tumor cells may carry a gene that can develop resistance induced by the therapeutic drug. The methods by which the therapeutic approaches need to be revised in the occurrence of drug induced resistance is still being explored...
March 21, 2017: Theoretical Biology & Medical Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325109/feasibility-and-effects-of-a-combined-adjuvant-high-intensity-interval-strength-training-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-single-center-pilot-study
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Sebastian Viktor Waldemar Schulz, Roman Laszlo, Stephanie Otto, Dmytro Prokopchuk, Uwe Schumann, Florian Ebner, Jens Huober, Jürgen Michael Steinacker
PURPOSE: To evaluate feasibility of an exercise intervention consisting of high-intensity interval endurance and strength training in breast cancer patients. METHODS: Twenty-six women with nonmetastatic breast cancer were consecutively assigned to the exercise intervention- (n= 15, mean age 51.9 ± 9.8 years) and the control group (n = 11, mean age 56.9 ± 7.0 years). Cardiopulmonary exercise testing that included lactate sampling, one-repetition maximum tests and a HADS-D questionnaire were used to monitor patients both before and after a supervised six weeks period of either combined high-intensity interval endurance and strength training (intervention group, twice a week) or leisure training (control group)...
March 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324863/croconaine-nanoparticles-with-enhanced-tumor-accumulation-for-multimodality-cancer-theranostics
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Longguang Tang, Fuwu Zhang, Fei Yu, Wenjing Sun, Menglin Song, Xiaoyuan Chen, Xianzhong Zhang, Xiaolian Sun
A novel nanoparticle self-assembled by polyethylene glycol (PEG) modified croconaine dye (CR780) is presented for photoacoustic (PA)/near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging-guided photothermal therapy (PTT). The simple PEGylation made CR780 amphiphilic, and led to their self-assembly into well-defined and uniform nanostructures with size tunable by controlling the assembly conditions. The CR780-PEG5K not only displayed the strength of small molecules (including rapid distribution to different organs, fast renal clearance and minimal accumulation to normal tissues), but also demonstrated the advantages of nanomaterials (including high physiological stability, multimodal theranostic ability, high tumor accumulation and retention)...
March 13, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323099/nanohydrogel-with-n-n-bis-acryloyl-cystine-crosslinker-for-high-drug-loading
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Marcin Mackiewicz, Jan Romanski, Ewa Drozd, Beata Gruber-Bzura, Piotr Fiedor, Zbigniew Stojek, Marcin Karbarz
Substantially improved hydrogel particles based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPA) have been obtained. First, as a result of replacing commercially available N,N'-bis(acryloyl)cystamine (BAC), the crosslinker, with acryloyl derivative of cystine containing a carboxylic group (BISS), the hydrogel particles acquired improved stability vs. ionic strength and allowed further chemical modification of the chains, including the attachment of drug molecules. Next, a redox-initiated aqueous precipitation polymerization via the semi-batch method was used...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322118/evaluation-of-boron-nitride-nanotubes-and-hexagonal-boron-nitrides-as-nanocarriers-for-cancer-drugs
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Melis Emanet, Özlem Şen, Mustafa Çulha
AIM: Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) and hexagonal boron nitrides (hBNs) are novel nanostructures with high mechanical strengths, large surface areas and excellent biocompatibilities. Here, the potential use of BNNTs and hBNs as nanocarriers was comparatively investigated for use with cancer drugs. MATERIALS & METHODS: Doxorubicin (Dox) and folate are used as model drugs and targeting agents, respectively. RESULTS & DISCUSSION: The obtained results indicate that BNNTs have about a threefold higher Dox loading capacity than hBNs...
March 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321402/prognostic-role-of-the-microrna-200-family-in-various-carcinomas-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jung Soo Lee, Young-Ho Ahn, Hye Sung Won, Der Sheng Sun, Yeo Hyung Kim, Yoon Ho Ko
Background/Aims. The miRNA-200 (miR-200) family may act as key inhibitors of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition. However, the potential prognostic value of miR-200s in various human malignancies remains controversial. This meta-analysis analyzed the associations between miR-200 levels and survival outcomes in a variety of tumors. Methods. Eligible published studies were identified by searching the Embase, PubMed, CINAHL, and Google scholar databases. Patient clinical data were pooled, and pooled hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were used to calculate the strength of this association...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320550/mortality-trends-and-risk-of-dying-from-colorectal-cancer-in-the-seven-socioeconomic-regions-of-mexico-2000-2012
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J J Sánchez-Barriga
BACKGROUND: In Mexico, there has been an upward trend in mortality rates from colorectal cancer (CRC) over the past three decades. This tumor is ranked among the ten most prevalent causes of morbidity from malignancies in Mexico. AIMS: To determine the mortality trends by socioeconomic region and by state, and to establish the relative risk between both educational level and socioeconomic region with mortality from CRC within the time frame of 2000-2012. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Records of mortality associated with colorectal cancer were obtained...
March 17, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319882/pain-characteristics-as-important-contributing-factors-to-upper-limb-dysfunctions-in-breast-cancer-survivors-at-long-term
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An De Groef, Mira Meeus, Tessa De Vrieze, Lore Vos, Marijke Van Kampen, Marie-Rose Christiaens, Patrick Neven, Inge Geraerts, Nele Devoogdt
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the treatment, patient, and impairment-related risk factors associated with upper limb dysfunctions in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in 274 women treated for breast cancer. The following risk factors were analysed by bivariable and multivariable analysis: 1) treatment-related variables (type of surgery, levels of lymph node dissected, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and trastuzumab); 2) patient's related variables (age and Body Mass Index); 3) and finally impairment-related variables such as pain (intensity, quality and pressure hypersensitivity, signs of central sensitisation, the degree of pain catastrophizing and vigilance and awareness to pain), active ROM and upper limb strength were investigated...
March 14, 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315777/appetite-disorders-in-cancer-patients-impact-on-nutritional-status-and-quality-of-life
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David E Barajas Galindo, Alfonso Vidal-Casariego, Alicia Calleja-Fernández, Ana Hernández-Moreno, Begoña Pintor de la Maza, Manuela Pedraza-Lorenzo, María Asunción Rodríguez-García, Dalia María Ávila-Turcios, Miran Alejo-Ramos, Rocío Villar-Taibo, Ana Urioste-Fondo, Isidoro Cano-Rodríguez, María D Ballesteros-Pomar
Cancer patients are at high risk of malnutrition due to several symptoms such as lack of appetite. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of different appetite disorders in cancer patients and their influence on dietary intake, nutritional status, and quality of life. We conducted a cross-sectional study of cancer patients at risk of malnutrition. Nutritional status was studied using Subjective Global Assessment, anthropometry, and grip strength. Dietary intake was evaluated with a 24-hour recall, and patients were questioned about the presence of changes in appetite (none, anorexia, early satiety, or both)...
March 15, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314991/xpg-genetic-polymorphisms-and-clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-under-platinum-based-treatment-a-meta-analysis-of-12-studies
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Tianxin Xiang, Xiuhua Kang, Zhenghua Gong, Wei Bai, Chuanhui Chen, Wei Zhang
PURPOSE: A number of studies on the relationship between xeroderma pigmentosum group G (XPG) polymorphisms and clinical outcomes in non-small cell cancer (NSCLC) have led to inconclusive results. This meta-analysis evaluates the predictive value of XPG polymorphisms on the treatment response rate and overall survival of patients with NSCLC. METHODS: To measure the correlative strength of the relationship between XPG polymorphisms and outcomes of patients with NSCLC, we searched electronic databases, including PubMed and China National Knowledge Infrastructure, to retrieve studies up to August 2016...
March 17, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306736/identifying-predictive-motor-factors-for-falls-in-post-menopausal-breast-cancer-survivors
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Marek Zak, Malgorzata Biskup, Pawel Macek, Halina Krol, Szymon Krupnik, Anna Opuchlik
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer treatment, including radical surgery, is also pursued as late as the 7th - 8th decade of women's lives. Standard physical rehabilitation procedures offered to those women are predominantly focused on attenuating specific functional deficits of the upper limb and trunk. Seldom do they entail any regimens specifically aimed at recovering overall functionality, and reducing exposure to falls-risk. The study aimed to assess potential interrelationships between the self-reported falls, individual functional capabilities and appreciably reducing exposure to falls-risk in a group of post-menopausal, post-surgical breast cancer survivors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303380/nutritional-and-functional-factors-as-prognostic-of-surgical-cancer-patients
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Jéssica Härter, Silvana Paiva Orlandi, Maria Cristina Gonzalez
PURPOSE: We evaluated phase angle, sarcopenia, and handgrip strength as prognostic factors of postoperative morbimortality in patients with cancer. METHODOLOGY: We conducted a prospective study with 60 oncology patients admitted for elective surgery between November 2015 and May 2016. We calculated the standardized phase angle (SPA) and the skeletal mass index of the subjects based on their bioelectrical impedance tests. Handgrip strength (HGS) was measured using a hydraulic dynamometer...
March 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301057/the-correlation-between-lin28b-gene-potentially-functional-variants-and-wilms-tumor-susceptibility-in-chinese-children
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Wen Fu, Guo-Chang Liu, Zhang Zhao, Jinhong Zhu, Wei Jia, Shi-Bo Zhu, Jin-Hua Hu, Feng-Hua Wang, Jing He, Huimin Xia
BACKGROUND: Wilms tumor (WT) is the most common urologic cancer in children. However, genetic bases underlying WT remain largely unknown. Previous studies indicated that Lin28 homolog B (LIN28B) level is significantly elevated in some WTs. Enforced expression of Lin28b during kidney development could induce WT. Genetic variations in the LIN28B gene may be related to WT susceptibility. METHOD: In this study, we aimed to assess the association between LIN28B gene polymorphisms and WT susceptibility in Chinese children...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299927/supramolecular-hydrogels-based-on-dna-self-assembly
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Yu Shao, Haoyang Jia, Tianyang Cao, Dongsheng Liu
Extracellular matrix (ECM) provides essential supports three dimensionally to the cells in living organs, including mechanical support and signal, nutrition, oxygen, and waste transportation. Thus, using hydrogels to mimic its function has attracted much attention in recent years, especially in tissue engineering, cell biology, and drug screening. However, a hydrogel system that can merit all parameters of the natural ECM is still a challenge. In the past decade, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) has arisen as an outstanding building material for the hydrogels, as it has unique properties compared to most synthetic or natural polymers, such as sequence designability, precise recognition, structural rigidity, and minimal toxicity...
March 16, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296724/meta-analysis-of-the-role-of-il-6-rs1800795-polymorphism-in-the-susceptibility-to-prostate-cancer-evidence-based-on-17-studies
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Tong-Zu Liu, Zhong-Qiang Guo, Ting Wang, Yue Cao, Di Huang, Xing-Huan Wang
Playing critical roles in immune responses, interleukin-6 (IL-6) has been proposed to be involved in the development of multiple cancers, including prostate cancer. The rs1800795 polymorphism in the promoter of the gene IL-6 can affect the transcription and expression of the gene, becoming a common target in association studies on tumors. We therefore carried out this meta-analysis to further discuss the relationship of this polymorphism with the risk of prostate cancer.Relevant publications were retrieved from the electronic databases...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296328/out-of-field-doses-and-neutron-dose-equivalents-for-electron-beams-from-modern-varian-and-elekta-linear-accelerators
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Carlos E Cardenas, Paige L Nitsch, Rajat J Kudchadker, Rebecca M Howell, Stephen F Kry
Out-of-field doses from radiotherapy can cause harmful side effects or eventually lead to secondary cancers. Scattered doses outside the applicator field, neutron source strength values, and neutron dose equivalents have not been broadly investigated for high-energy electron beams. To better understand the extent of these exposures, we measured out-of-field dose characteristics of electron applicators for high-energy electron beams on two Varian 21iXs, a Varian TrueBeam, and an Elekta Versa HD operating at various energy levels...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295873/mutational-signatures-in-oral-cancer-indicate-a-complex-role-for-tobacco-smoke-carcinogens
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G Bradley, M A Magalhaes, M Hyrcza
A recent publication by Alexandrov et al in Science (Alexandrov et al, 2016) presents a new approach to study the genomic changes in cancers associated with tobacco smoking. The genomic analyses, undertaken with a background of epidemiologic and clinical studies, indicate that tobacco smoking causes distinct mutations across the genome that are recognizable collectively as mutational signatures. By studying a range of cancer types that vary in the strength of association with tobacco smoking, including oral cavity cancer, the authors demonstrate the complex roles of tobacco smoke carcinogens in the mutational processes that lead to cancer...
March 13, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294567/growth-hormone-secretagogues-prevent-dysregulation-of-skeletal-muscle-calcium-homeostasis-in-a-rat-model-of-cisplatin-induced-cachexia
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Elena Conte, Giulia Maria Camerino, Antonietta Mele, Michela De Bellis, Sabata Pierno, Francesco Rana, Adriano Fonzino, Roberta Caloiero, Laura Rizzi, Elena Bresciani, Khoubaib Ben Haj Salah, Jean-Alain Fehrentz, Jean Martinez, Arcangela Giustino, Maria Addolorata Mariggiò, Mauro Coluccia, Domenico Tricarico, Marcello Diego Lograno, Annamaria De Luca, Antonio Torsello, Diana Conte, Antonella Liantonio
BACKGROUND: Cachexia is a wasting condition associated with cancer types and, at the same time, is a serious and dose-limiting side effect of cancer chemotherapy. Skeletal muscle loss is one of the main characteristics of cachexia that significantly contributes to the functional muscle impairment. Calcium-dependent signaling pathways are believed to play an important role in skeletal muscle decline observed in cachexia, but whether intracellular calcium homeostasis is affected in this situation remains uncertain...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293731/physical-function-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-surgical-treatment-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Takashi Tanaka, Shinichiro Morishita, Masaki Hashimoto, Yusuke Itani, Satoshi Mabuchi, Norihiko Kodama, Seiki Hasegawa, Kazuhisa Domen
INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare cancer that affects the thin cell wall lining of internal organs and structures. Studies have shown that patients with lung cancer have decreased pulmonary function and exercise capacity after pneumonectomy. However, to date, physical function and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in surgically treated MPM patients have not been evaluated in detail. The aim of this study was to assess physical function and HRQOL of MPM patients following pleurectomy/decortication (P/D)...
March 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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