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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340285/the-six-minute-walk-test-in-patients-with-al-amyloidosis-a-single-centre-case-series
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Vina Pulido, Gheorghe Doros, John L Berk, Vaishali Sanchorawala
The six-minute walk test (6MWT) has been widely used as an objective evaluation of functional exercise capacity and response to medical intervention in cardiopulmonary diseases. However, little is known about the 6MWT in evaluating patients with AL amyloidosis. We performed a retrospective study of 120 adults with systemic AL amyloidosis (60 with cardiac involvement and 60 without cardiac involvement) who had their initial evaluation at the Amyloidosis Center between 2013 and 2015 and had undergone 6MWT as a measure of functional exercise capacity...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340281/high-ten-year-remission-rates-following-rituximab-fludarabine-mitoxantrone-and-dexamethasone-r-fnd-with-interferon-maintenance-in-indolent-lymphoma-results-of-a-randomized-study
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Loretta J Nastoupil, Peter McLaughlin, Lei Feng, Sattva S Neelapu, Felipe Samaniego, Fredrick B Hagemeister, Ana Ayala, Jorge E Romaguera, Andre H Goy, Eleanor Neal, Michael Wang, Luis Fayad, Michelle A Fanale, Yasuhiro Oki, Jason R Westin, Maria A Rodriguez, Fernando Cabanillas, Nathan H Fowler
We report a single-centre, randomized study evaluating the efficacy and safety of concurrent fludarabine, mitoxantrone, dexamethasone (FND) and rituximab versus sequential FND followed by rituximab in 158 patients with advanced stage, previously untreated indolent lymphoma, enrolled between 1997 and 2002. Patients were randomized to 6-8 cycles of FND followed by 6 monthly doses of rituximab or 6 doses of rituximab given concurrently with FND. All patients who achieved at least a partial response received 12 months of interferon (IFN) maintenance...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340142/multigene-signature-for-predicting-prognosis-of-patients-with-1p19q-co-deletion-diffuse-glioma
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Xin Hu, Emmanuel Martinez-Ledesma, Siyuan Zheng, Hoon Kim, Floris Barthel, Tao Jiang, Kenneth R Hess, Roel G W Verhaak
Background.: Co-deletion of 1p and 19q marks a diffuse glioma subtype associated with relatively favorable overall survival; however, heterogeneous clinical outcomes are observed within this category. Methods.: We assembled gene expression profiles and sample annotation of 374 glioma patients carrying the 1p/19q co-deletion. We predicted 1p/19q status using gene expression when annotation was missing. A first cohort was randomly split into training (n = 170) and a validation dataset (n = 163)...
March 8, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340112/long-term-mortality-of-patients-with-an-alcohol-related-wernicke-korsakoff-syndrome
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Arantza Sanvisens, Paola Zuluaga, Daniel Fuster, Inmaculada Rivas, Jordi Tor, Miguel Marcos, Antonio J Chamorro, Roberto Muga
Aims: To characterize a series of contemporary patients with alcohol-related Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) or Korsakoff's syndrome (KS) and to update the current prognosis of disease. Methods: Retrospective and prospective study of patients diagnosed with an alcohol-related WE or KS between 2002 and 2011 in a tertiary hospital. Socio-demographic, alcohol use characteristics, signs and symptoms, co-morbidity and blood parameters were obtained at admission. Patients were followed up until 2013 and causes of death were ascertained through the review of charts...
March 10, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339844/intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-using-two-static-ports-of-tomotherapy-for-breast-cancer-after-conservative-surgery-dosimetric-comparison-with-other-treatment-methods-and-3-year-clinical-results
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Aiko Nagai, Yuta Shibamoto, Masanori Yoshida, Koji Inoda, Yuzo Kikuchi
This study investigated the differences in dose-volume parameters for the breast and normal tissues during TomoDirectTM (TD) intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), TD-3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) and 3DCRT plans, all using two beams, and analyzed treatment outcomes of two-beam TD-IMRT for breast cancer after breast-conserving surgery. Between August 2011 and January 2015, 152 patients were treated using two-beam TD-IMRT with 50 Gy/25 fractions. Among them, 20 patients with left-sided breast cancer were randomly chosen, and two-beam TD-IMRT, TD-3DCRT and 3DCRT plans were created for each patient...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339838/the-clinical-epidemiology-of-young-adults-starting-renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-uk-presentation-management-and-survival-using-15-years-of-uk-renal-registry-data
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Alexander J Hamilton, Anna Casula, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Fergus J Caskey, Carol D Inward
Background: Clinical epidemiology data for young adults on renal replacement therapy (RRT) are lacking. While mostly transplanted, they have an increased risk of graft loss during young adulthood. Methods: We combined the UK Renal Registry paediatric and adult databases to describe patient characteristics, transplantation and survival for young adults. We grouped patients 11-30 years of age starting RRT from 1999 to 2008 by age band and examined their course during 5 years of follow-up...
February 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339723/leveraging-molecular-datasets-for-biomarker-based-clinical-trial-design-in-glioblastoma
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Shyam K Tanguturi, Lorenzo Trippa, Shakti H Ramkissoon, Kristine Pelton, David Knoff, David Sandak, Neal I Lindeman, Azra H Ligon, Rameen Beroukhim, Giovanni Parmigiani, Patrick Y Wen, Keith L Ligon, Brian M Alexander
Background.: Biomarkers can improve clinical trial efficiency, but designing and interpreting biomarker-driven trials require knowledge of relationships among biomarkers, clinical covariates, and endpoints. We investigated these relationships across genomic subgroups of glioblastoma (GBM) within our institution (DF/BWCC), validated results in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), and demonstrated potential impacts on clinical trial design and interpretation. Methods.: We identified genotyped patients at DF/BWCC, and clinical associations across 4 common GBM genomic biomarker groups were compared along with overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and survival post-progression (SPP)...
February 20, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339588/mri-features-predict-survival-and-molecular-markers-in-diffuse-lower-grade-gliomas
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Hao Zhou, Martin Vallières, Harrison X Bai, Chang Su, Haiyun Tang, Derek Oldridge, Zishu Zhang, Bo Xiao, Weihua Liao, Yongguang Tao, Jianhua Zhou, Paul Zhang, Li Yang
Background.: Previous studies have shown that MR imaging features can be used to predict survival and molecular profile of glioblastoma. However, no study of a similar type has been performed on lower-grade gliomas (LGGs). Methods.: Presurgical MRIs of 165 patients with diffuse low- and intermediate-grade gliomas (histological grades II and III) were scored according to the Visually Accessible Rembrandt Images (VASARI) annotations. Radiomic models using automated texture analysis and VASARI features were built to predict isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) mutation, 1p/19q codeletion status, histological grade, and tumor progression...
January 24, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339435/impact-of-celiac-plexus-neurolysis-on-survival-in-patients-with-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer-a-retrospective-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Tak Kyu Oh, Woo Jin Lee, Sang Myung Woo, Nam Woo Kim, Jiyeon Yim, Dae Hyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Pain caused by pancreatic cancer (PC) is difficult to control. Celiac plexus neurolysis (CPN) can effectively control the pain and reduce the use of opioids. However, the effect of CPN on survival for patients with unresectable PC remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To determine if CPN is associated with survival benefits for these patients. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: National Cancer Center in Korea...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339338/fertility-treatments-among-female-cancer-survivors-giving-birth-a-finnish-register-based-study
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Johanna Melin, Laura Madanat-Harjuoja, Sirpa Heinävaara, Nea Malila, Mika Gissler, Aila Tiitinen
BACKGROUND: Long-term survival rates for most types of childhood cancers have improved dramatically over the past decades. However, because of advances in multimodality treatments, cancer survivors nowadays more often face long-term complications, including diminished gonadal and reproductive function. The aim of this study was to identify whether the use of fertility treatments among early onset (0-34 years) cancer survivors giving birth differed from that among siblings giving birth and to identify the subgroups of cancer survivors that were most likely to require fertility treatments...
March 24, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339284/dpc4-gene-expression-in-primary-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-relationship-with-ct-characteristics
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Sang Hyun Choi, Hyoung Jung Kim, Kyung Won Kim, Soyeon An, Seung-Mo Hong, Song Cheol Kim, Myung-Hwan Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between CT imaging findings and DPC4 gene expression and determine the prognostic value of DPC4 gene expression to predict overall survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. METHODS: Between January and December 2011, we retrospectively analyzed 163 pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas in 163 patients who had undergone surgical resection (mean age=61.8 years; range=35-81 years). We divided the study patients into 2 groups according to DPC4 gene expression: DPC4-expression or DPC4-non-expression group...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339095/expression-of-yes-associated-protein%C3%A2-1-and-its-clinical-significance-in-ovarian-serous-cystadenocarcinoma
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Sang Yeon Cho, Kwanghun Kim, Min Soo Park, Mi Young Jang, Young Hwan Choi, Suyeon Han, Hyun Mo Shin, Chaeuk Chung, Hye Young Han, Jung Bo Yang, Young Bok Ko, Heon Jong Yoo
Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1) is a key transcriptional regulator in the Hippo signaling pathway that plays a critical role in the development and progression of several types of malignancies, including ovarian cancer. Herein, we investigated the expression of YAP1 and its clinical significance in a large population of patients with ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma (OSC), which is the most common form of epithelial ovarian neoplasm, using the TCGA database. Surprisingly, cross-cancer mRNA expression and alterations in YAP1 were higher in OSC than in those of other types of cancers in the TCGA database...
March 21, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339094/f221y-mutation-in-hepatitis-b-virus-reverse-transcriptase-is-associated-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-prognosis-following-liver-resection
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Huiming Li, Jian'an Jia, Mengmeng Wang, Hui Wang, Xing Gu, Meng Fang, Chunfang Gao
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reverse transcriptase (RT) is encoded by the polymerase gene in the reverse transcriptase region, which overlaps with the S gene. The association between mutations of HBV RT and the pathobiological features of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain to be elucidated. The present study aimed to examine mutations in this region of the HBV genome and its clinical significance. Briefly, HBV total DNA was extracted from 84 pairs of HCC tumor tissue and corresponding adjacent non‑tumor tissue samples...
March 23, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339046/oncogenic-function-and-prognostic-significance-of-abelson-interactor-1-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ji-Long Wang, Ting-Ting Yan, Chen Long, Wen-Wu Cai
Aberrant expression of Abelson interactor 1 (ABI1) has been reported in multiple cancers. However, its clinical significance and potential biological roles in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we found that ABI1 was obviously upregulated in HCC tissues compared with non-tumor tissues. Moreover, high ABI1 expression was significantly correlated with tumor size (P=0.041), tumor number (P<0.001), tumor encapsulation (P<0.001) and BCLC stage (P=0.010). Importantly, Kaplan-Meier survival analysis showed that increased ABI1 expression predicted shorter overall survival time (P<0...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339037/the-long-non-coding-rna-lncfoxo1-suppresses-growth-of-human-breast-cancer-cells-through-association-with-bap1
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Jie Xi, Jing Feng, Qian Li, Xia Li, Saitian Zeng
Breast cancer, one of the common cancers of women, is the leading cause of death among women below the age of 50 years in western countries. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been shown to be involved in diverse biological processes, both physical and pathological. However, to date, only a few lncRNAs have been functionally identified in breast cancer, and the overall pathophysiological contributions of lncRNAs to breast cancer remain largely unknown. In the present study, we identified a novel lncRNA termed lncFOXO1 through microarray screening...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339030/increased-phosphorylation-of-4e%C3%A2-binding-protein-1-predicts-poor-prognosis-for-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Yufeng Miao, Lige Chen, Cuifen Shi, Rengen Fan, Ping Chen, Hongqi Liu, Aihua Xia, Haixin Qian
As demonstrated in previous studies, the phosphorylated form of 4E‑binding protein 1 (p‑4E‑BP1) may be a suitable tumor biomarker. The aim of the current study was to examine the expression status of p‑4E‑BP1 in colorectal cancer (CRC), in order to determine its clinical significance. The present study enrolled 89 patients with CRC that had undergone radical resection. Paired tumor and adjacent normal tissues were evaluated using immunohistochemistry to detect the protein expression of p‑4E‑BP1 and phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN)...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338672/posttransplant-maintenance-therapy-in-multiple-myeloma-the-changing-landscape
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S Sengsayadeth, F Malard, B N Savani, L Garderet, M Mohty
Transplant-eligible patients with multiple myeloma (MM) now have extended survival after diagnosis owing to effective modern treatment strategies that include new agents in induction therapy, autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT), consolidation therapy and posttransplant maintenance therapy. Standard of care for newly diagnosed, fit patients includes ASCT and, often nowadays, posttransplant maintenance. Several large studies have shown the efficacy of maintenance with thalidomide, lenalidomide and bortezomib in the treatment scheme of MM with regards to prolonging progression-free survival and, to a lesser degree, overall survival...
March 24, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338652/3q26-2-evi1-rearrangement-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-classical-philadelphia-chromosome-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#18
Zhihong Hu, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Wei Wang, Zi Chen, Guilin Tang, Parsa Hodjat, Su Yang, Lianghua Fang, Yan Li, Srdan Verstovsek, Shimin Hu
Classical Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms are a group of closely related myeloid disorders with different histologic features and clinical presentations at an early stage, but all later develop into a similar fibrotic stage with variable risk of acute transformation. The significance of 3q26.2/EVI1 rearrangement has been well recognized in acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and chronic myeloid leukemia. However, the clinical importance of 3q26.2/EVI1 rearrangement in classical Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms is unknown...
March 24, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338651/dichotomy-in-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinomas-based-on-histologic-similarities-to-hilar-cholangiocarcinomas
#19
Masayuki Akita, Kohei Fujikura, Tetsuo Ajiki, Takumi Fukumoto, Kyoko Otani, Takeshi Azuma, Tomoo Itoh, Yonson Ku, Yoh Zen
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas were classified into two types based on their microscopic appearance. Tumors with histologic similarities to hilar cholangiocarcinomas (predominantly ductal adenocarcinomas with minor tubular components, if present, restricted to the invasive front) were defined as the perihilar type, whereas the others were classified as peripheral cholangiocarcinomas. Among the 47 cases examined in the present study, 26 (55%) were classified as the perihilar type, whereas 21 (45%) were the peripheral type...
March 24, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338493/surgery-for-recurrent-uterine-cancer-surgical-outcomes-and-implications-for-survival-a-case-series
#20
Lavinia Domenici, Katherine Nixon, Flavia Sorbi, Maria Kyrgiou, Joseph Yazbek, Marcia Hall, Jeremy Campbell, Norma Gibbons, Won-Ho Edward Park, Hani Gabra, Christina Fotopoulou
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the patterns of relapse in uterine cancer (UC) and the role of surgery in the recurrent setting. METHODS: We describe surgical and clinical outcomes of all patients who underwent surgery for recurrent UC in a gynecological oncology tertiary referral center between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2016. Progression-free survival and overall survival were estimated using Kaplan-Meier methods with the surgery at relapse being the starting point...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
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