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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938656/the-prognostic-and-diagnostic-value-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-bladder-cancer-and-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-of-30-published-studies
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Zheng Zhang, Wei Fan, Qiaoling Deng, Shihui Tang, Ping Wang, Peipei Xu, June Wang, Mingxia Yu
There are inconsistent conclusions in the association between circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and urothelial cancer (UC). We performed a meta-analysis to assess the prognostic and diagnostic value of CTCs in UC. We search Medline, Embase and Web of science for relevant studies. The study was set up according to the inclusion/exclusion criteria. 30 published studies with a total of 2161 urothelial cancer patients were included. Meta-analysis showed that CTC-positive was significantly associated with tumor stage (≤ II vs III, IV) (OR = 4...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937970/spectroscopy-and-enhanced-frequency-upconversion-in-nd-3-yb-3-codoped-tpo-glasses-energy-transfer-and-nir-to-visible-upconverter
#2
Mohd Azam, Vineet Kumar Rai, Deepak Kumar Mohanty
TeO2-Pb3O4 (TPO) glasses codoped with Nd(3+) and Yb(3+) ions have been fabricated by conventional melting technique. The absorption, emission and excitation spectra of the samples have been recorded. The optical band gap in both the doped/codoped glasses is found to be ∼3.31 eV. Judd-Ofelt analysis has been carried out by using the absorption spectrum of 0.8 mol% Nd(3+) doped glass to determine the radiative properties viz radiative transition probabilities, branching ratios, radiative lifetimes, quality factor and emission cross sections of some emitting levels for Nd(3+) ions...
September 22, 2017: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937023/pre-illness-diet-as-risk-factor-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-saudi-arabia
#3
Mohammad I El Mouzan, Mohammad A Al Mofarreh, Ahmad A Al Sarkhy, Asaad M Assiri, Yassin M Hamed
BACKGROUND/AIM: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing in Saudi Arabia but there's little knowledge about its risk factors. Our aim is to investigate the dietary risk factors of this disease in Saudi children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The children investigated for IBD were prospectively enrolled. Those with confirmed IBD were designated cases and the others were controls. The average food frequency intake at least 3 months before onset of illness was obtained by direct interview and recorded on a modified food frequency questionnaire...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936586/role-of-structured-individual-patient-education-in-the-prevention-of-vascular-complications-in-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-the-individual-therapeutic-education-in-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-intend-randomized-controlled-trial
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Adriana Coppola, Livio Luzi, Tiziana Montalcini, Andrea Giustina, Carmine Gazzaruso
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies showed that a structured patient therapeutic education (PTE) may decrease both mortality and the development of diabetes complications. Nevertheless, no data are available in the literature on the impact of individual PTE on the complications in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients. Aim of the present randomized controlled trial is to evaluate the impact of individual PTE on the occurrence of macrovascular complications in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients when compared to usual care (UC) and group PTE...
September 21, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936477/clinical-characteristics-of-non-melanoma-skin-cancers-recurring-within-5-years-after-mohs-micrographic-surgery-single-institution-retrospective-chart-review
#5
Tina Vajdi, Robert Eilers, Shang I Brian Jiang
BACKGROUND: Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is used to treat certain high-risk non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC) due to its high cure rate. However, clinical recurrences do occur in a small number of cases. OBJECTIVE: We examined specific clinical characteristics associated with NMSC recurrences following MMS. METHODS: We employed a retrospective chart review of the 1467 cases of NMSC that underwent MMS at UC San Diego from January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2009...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936266/a-novel-method-for-the-isolation-of-extracellular-vesicles-and-rna-from-urine
#6
Anna Markowska, R Scott Pendergrast, J Stephen Pendergrast, P Shannon Pendergrast
The discovery of urinary extracellular biomarkers has been impeded by the lack of efficient methods for the isolation of extracellular vesicles (EVs: exosomes and microvesicles) and extracellular nucleic acid (RNA and DNA) from urine. Ultracentrifugation (UC), considered the gold standard for vesicle isolation from many biofluids, is efficacious but laborious, and, like most commercially available methods, is unable to isolate enough material from small volumes for protein or RNA-based biomarker discovery. We have developed a novel precipitation method for the isolation of EVs and nucleic acids from urine...
January 2017: J Circ Biomark
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934315/usefulness-of-fecal-calprotectin-for-the-early-prediction-of-short-term-outcomes-of-remission-induction-treatments-in-ulcerative-colitis-in-comparison-with-two-item-patient-reported-outcome
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Takahiko Toyonaga, Taku Kobayashi, Masaru Nakano, Eiko Saito, Satoko Umeda, Shinji Okabayashi, Ryo Ozaki, Toshifumi Hibi
BACKGROUND: Fecal calprotectin (FC) is well accepted as a non-invasive biomarker which objectively reflects colonic inflammation in ulcerative colitis (UC). However, its value as a marker of response during the early phase of remission induction treatment has not been well studied. The aim of this study is to evaluate the significance of FC for predicting the short-term outcomes of remission induction treatment in patients with UC. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted among 31 patients with active UC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932267/clinical-performance-of-an-infliximab-rapid-quantification-assay
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Fernando Magro, Joana Afonso, Susana Lopes, Rosa Coelho, Raquel Gonçalves, Paulo Caldeira, Paula Lago, Helena Tavares de Sousa, Jaime Ramos, Ana Rita Gonçalves, Paula Ministro, Isadora Rosa, Tânia Meira, Patrícia Andrade, João-Bruno Soares, Diana Carvalho, Paula Sousa, Ana Isabel Vieira, Joanne Lopes, Cláudia Camila Dias, Karel Geboes, Fátima Carneiro
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM)-based algorithms can be used to guide infliximab (IFX) adjustments in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. This study aimed to explore a rapid IFX-quantification test from a clinical perspective. METHODS: This manuscript describes a prospective cohort study involving 110 ulcerative colitis (UC) patients on the maintenance phase of IFX. IFX trough levels were quantified using a rapid quantification assay and a commonly-used reference kit...
September 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930812/role-of-radiation-therapy-in-the-multidisciplinary-management-of-uterine-carcinosarcoma
#9
Jillian R Gunther, Eva N Christensen, Pamela K Allen, Lois M Ramondetta, Anuja Jhingran, Nicole D Fleming, Elizabeth D Euscher, Karen H Lu, Patricia J Eifel, Ann H Klopp
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of radiation therapy on outcomes for patients with uterine carcinosarcoma (UC). METHODS/MATERIALS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 155 women with stage I (98), II (11), or III (46) UC who underwent total abdominal hysterectomy/bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy at our institution between 1990 and 2011. Survival rates were assessed using the Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank test. Univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses were performed...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930577/exosome-enrichment-by-ultracentrifugation-and-size-exclusion-chromatography
#10
Yong Qin Koh, Fatema B Almughlliq, Kanchan Vaswani, Hassendrini N Peiris, Murray D Mitchell
Exosomes are a subset of extracellular vesicles (EVs) that have important roles in intercellular communication. They contain and carry bioactive molecules within their membranes which are delivered to target cells. Reproducible isolation and enrichment of these exosomes will aid in evaluation of cellular communication. We present an approach that involved the pre-processing of plasma, combined with ultracentrifugation (UC) and size exclusion chromatography (SEC) to isolate EVs and subsequently enrich exosomes...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930435/new-triplet-sensitization-routes-for-photon-upconversion-thermally-activated-delayed-fluorescence-molecules-inorganic-nanocrystals-and-singlet-to-triplet-absorption
#11
Nobuhiro Yanai, Nobuo Kimizuka
Photon upconversion based on triplet-triplet annihilation (TTA-UC) has attracted much interest because of its possible applications to renewable energy production and biological fields. In particular, the UC of near-infrared (NIR) light to visible (vis) light is imperative to overcome the Shockley-Queisser limit of single-junction photovoltaic cells, and the efficiency of photocatalytic hydrogen production from water can also be improved with the aid of vis-to-ultraviolet (UV) UC. However, both processes have met limitations in the wavelength range, efficiency, and sensitivity for weak incident light...
September 20, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929381/recombinant-parathyroid-hormone-versus-usual-care-do-the-outcomes-justify-the-cost
#12
Kathryn H Chomsky-Higgins, Holly M Rochefort, Carolyn D Seib, Jessica E Gosnell, Wen T Shen, Quan-Yang Duh, Insoo Suh
BACKGROUND: Hypoparathyroidism is a potential outcome of anterior neck surgery. Commonly it is managed by calcium and vitamin D supplementation in large doses, with attendant side effects. A recombinant human parathyroid hormone (rhPTH) is now available in the USA, offering a potentially more effective treatment. No cost-effectiveness model investigating this new medication versus standard care has yet been published. METHODS: We constructed a decision analytic model comparing usual care versus rhPTH treatment for postsurgical hypoparathyroidism...
September 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929216/refractory-pouchitis-improves-after-administration-of-the-green-tea-polyphenol-egcg-a-retrospective-review
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Minesh Mehta, Shifat Ahmed, Gerald Dryden
INTRODUCTION: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a common, chronic, inflammatory process limited to the colon. UC affects up to 1 million individuals in the USA alone and requires resection in up to 30% of patients. Resection is often followed by creation of a pouch. Pouchitis is the most common complication of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) following total proctocolectomy, affecting up to 50% of patients. Symptoms include increased stool frequency, urgency, cramping, and bleeding. Management of pouchitis is complex in antibiotic refractory cases...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929094/gestational-age-dependent-increase-of-survival-motor-neuron-protein-in-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Sota Iwatani, Nur Imma Fatimah Harahap, Dian Kesumapramudya Nurputra, Shinya Tairaku, Akemi Shono, Daisuke Kurokawa, Keiji Yamana, Khin Kyae Mon Thwin, Makiko Yoshida, Masami Mizobuchi, Tsubasa Koda, Kazumichi Fujioka, Mariko Taniguchi-Ikeda, Hideto Yamada, Ichiro Morioka, Kazumoto Iijima, Hisahide Nishio, Noriyuki Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the most common genetic neurological disease leading to infant death. It is caused by loss of survival motor neuron (SMN) 1 gene and subsequent reduction of SMN protein in motor neurons. Because SMN is ubiquitously expressed and functionally linked to general RNA metabolism pathway, fibroblasts (FBs) are most widely used for the assessment of SMN expression in SMA patients but usually isolated from skin biopsy samples after the onset of overt symptoms...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928792/garidisan-improving-the-quality-of-ulcer-healing-in-rats-with-ulcerative-colitis
#15
Lin Wang, Wei-Zhi Liu, Ling-Yan Pei, Yu-Shi Ke, Jian Cui, Shu-Chun Li
Garidisan, commonly used in Mongolia to treat ulcerative colitis (UC), contains wild poppy and Artemisia frigida Willd. Clinical evidence shows that Garidisan can effectively treat UC and that recurrence is low. Thus, we evaluated the effects of Garidisan on ulcer healing quality and the regulation of immune balance in rats with experimental UC. UC was induced by immunization with TNBS and Garidisan significantly reduced DAI, CMDI, and HS. H&E staining, SEM, and VG staining showed that Garidisan repaired damaged intestinal mucosa and significantly reduced expression of ICAM-1 and CD105 in regenerated tissues of UC rats...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928735/the-expression-of-the-short-isoform-of-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-in-the-colon-is-regulated-by-the-nuclear-receptor-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-and-is-impaired-during-ulcerative-colitis
#16
Anthony Martin Mena, Audrey Langlois, Silvia Speca, Lucil Schneider, Pierre Desreumaux, Laurent Dubuquoy, Benjamin Bertin
The etiology of inflammatory bowel diseases remains largely unknown. We previously demonstrated that the expression of the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-gamma (PPARγ) is downregulated in colonic epithelial cells of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). PPARγ is a nuclear receptor that modulates inflammation. We hypothesized that its deficiency may play a role in the loss of intestinal homeostasis through the control of immunomodulatory factors. We found that thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), an epithelial cytokine with pleiotropic functions, is regulated by PPARγ...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928666/colitis-is-effectively-ameliorated-by-%C3%A2-8-acetonyl-dihydrocoptisine-via-the-xbp1-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#17
HaiJing Zhang, GuangMing Song, ZhiHui Zhang, HuaChen Song, XiaoNan Tang, AnJun Deng, WenJie Wang, LianQiu Wu, HaiLin Qin
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a recurrent, chronic intestinal disease. Available treatments for UC are poor effective and/or cause severe adverse events. X-box binding protein 1 (XBP1) and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) have been reported to play important roles in UC. Specifically, deletion or downregulation of XBP1 leads to spontaneous enteritis and results in imbalanced secretion of NF-κB and other proinflammatory cytokines. (±)-8-acetonyl-dihydrocoptisine, i.e., (±)-8-ADC, is a monomer semi-synthesized from coptisine...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926962/anti-nkg2d-mab-a-new-treatment-for-crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Kasper Vadstrup, Flemming Bendtsen
Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are immunologically-mediated, debilitating conditions resulting from destructive inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The pathogenesis of IBD is incompletely understood, but is considered to be the result of an abnormal immune response with a wide range of cell types and proteins involved. Natural Killer Group 2D (NKG2D) is an activating receptor constitutively expressed on human Natural Killer (NK), γδ T, mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT), CD56⁺ T, and CD8⁺ T cells...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924454/detection-of-enterotoxigenic-bacteroides-fragilis-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Samin Zamani, Sonia Hesam Shariati, Mohammad Reza Zali, Hamid Asadzadeh Aghdaei, Akram Sarabi Asiabar, Saied Bokaie, Bizhan Nomanpour, Leonardo Antonio Sechi, Mohammad Mehdi Feizabadi
PURPOSE: Ulcerative colitis (UC) as a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), presumed to occur as a consequence of increased immune responses to intestinal microbiota in genetically susceptible individuals. Enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis (ETBF) strains are important intestinal bacteria that can be involved in IBD. The aim of this study was to design a quantitative assay for detection of B. fragilis and ETBF and also to find their association with UC. METHODS: Ninety-five biopsies were collected from patients with UC (n = 35) and with no IBD (nIBD, n = 60)...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924114/long-interval-cytapheresis-as-a-novel-therapeutic-strategy-leading-to-dosage-reduction-and-discontinuation-of-steroids-in-steroid-dependent-ulcerative-colitis
#20
Masahiro Iizuka, Takeshi Etou, Makoto Kumagai, Atsushi Matsuoka, Yuka Numata, Shiho Sagara
Objective This study was performed to confirm the efficacy of long-interval cytapheresis on steroid-dependent ulcerative colitis (UC). Methods To discontinue steroids in patients with steroid-dependent UC, we previously designed a novel regimen of cytapheresis (CAP), which we termed "long-interval cytapheresis (LI-CAP)", in which CAP was performed as one session every two or three weeks and continued during the whole period of tapering steroid dosage. In this study, we performed LI-CAP therapy 20 times (11 male and 9 female; mean age 41...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
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