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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344381/impact-of-nutritional-indices-on-mortality-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yuki Kanno, Shunsuke Watanabe, Tetsuro Yokokawa, Satoshi Abe, Makiko Miyata, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Takayoshi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Kunii, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Takafumi Ishida, Yasuchika Takeishi
Background: Malnutrition is a common condition that is associated with adverse prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF). The Prognostic Nutritional Index (PNI), Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) and controlling nutritional status (CONUT) have all been used as objective indices for evaluating nutritional status. We aimed to clarify the relationship between these nutritional indices and the parameters of inflammatory markers, cardiac function and exercise capacity, as well as to compare the ability of these indexes for predicting mortality...
2018: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341506/impact-of-preoperative-anemia-on-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-curative-resection-for-gastric-cancer-a-single-institution-retrospective-analysis-of-2163-chinese-patients
#2
Xuechao Liu, Haibo Qiu, Yuying Huang, Dazhi Xu, Wei Li, Yuanfang Li, Yingbo Chen, Zhiwei Zhou, Xiaowei Sun
We sought to evaluate whether preoperative anemia was an important determinant of survival in gastric cancer (GC). A single institution cohort of 2163 GC patients who underwent curative resection were retrospectively analyzed. Anemia was defined as a preoperative hemoglobin level <120 g/L in males and <110 g/L in females. Overall survival (OS) was analyzed using the Kaplan-Meier method, and a multivariate Cox proportional hazards model was performed to identify the independent prognostic factor. Anemic patients had a poorer OS compared with nonanemic patients after resection for tumor-nodes-metastasis (TNM) stage III tumors (5-year OS rate: 32...
January 17, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337642/perineural-invasion-in-parotid-gland-malignancies
#3
Phillip Huyett, Umamaheswar Duvvuri, Robert L Ferris, Jonas T Johnson, Barry M Schaitkin, Seungwon Kim
Objectives To investigate the clinical predictors and survival implications of perineural invasion (PNI) in parotid gland malignancies. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care medical center. Subjects and Methods Patients with parotid gland malignancies treated surgically from 2000 to 2015 were retrospectively identified in the Head and Neck Cancer Registry at a single institution. Data points were extracted from the medical record and original pathology reports. Results In total, 186 patients with parotid gland malignancies were identified with a mean follow-up of 5...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331719/regulated-effects-of-prorocentrum-donghaiense-lu-exudate-on-nickel-bioavailability-when-cultured-with-different-nitrogen-sources
#4
Xu-Guang Huang, Shun-Xing Li, Feng-Jiao Liu, Wang-Rong Lan
Exudates by marine phytoplankton and metals coexist in the seawater, but little is known about their interaction. In this study, cultures of Prorocentrum donghaiense Lu were grown in urea and ammonium, and then exposed to different Ni ion levels in order to study the effects of Ni ions on algal growth. The regulatory mechanisms of P. donghaiense Lu for coping with different Ni ion levels was investigating by characterizing dissolved organic carbon (DOC), carbohydrate and protein content released per cell, hydropathy properties (hydrophilic and hydrophobic fractions) and thiol compounds (cysteine-like or glutathione-like)...
January 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325800/platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-is-a-predictive-marker-of-prognosis-and-therapeutic-effect-of-postoperative-chemotherapy-in-non-metastatic-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Yuchong Yang, Hao Xu, Likun Zhou, Ting Deng, Tao Ning, Rui Liu, Le Zhang, Xia Wang, Shaohua Ge, Hongli Li, Yi Ba
Increasing evidence indicated that inflammatory biomarkers, including neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and prognostic nutritional index (PNI), can be used as prognostic indicators in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, which is the best predictor for prognosis in ESCC remain controversial. Few studies focused on the association between inflammatory biomarkers and postoperative chemotherapy. A cohort of 515 non-metastatic ESCC patients was reviewed retrospectively...
January 8, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323512/informant-assessment-the-informant-five-factor-narcissism-inventory
#6
Joshua R Oltmanns, Cristina Crego, Thomas A Widiger
A series of self-report measures of personality disorder from the perspective of the five-factor model (FFM) have been published; however, no informant-report versions have been developed. An informant version of the Five Factor Narcissism Inventory (FFNI) is particularly apt, given the degree of distortion in self-description inherent to narcissism. The present study provides initial validation for the Informant Five-Factor Narcissism Inventory (IFFNI). In Study 1, informant reports from friends, romantic partners, parents, and other family members were compared with self-reports provided by undergraduate college students on the IFFNI, FFM personality, and social dysfunction...
January 2018: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302378/potential-utility-of-fdg-pet-ct-as-a-non-invasive-tool-for-monitoring-local-immune-responses
#7
Seungho Lee, Seohee Choi, Sang Yong Kim, Mi Jin Yun, Hyoung-Il Kim
Purpose: The tumor microenvironment is known to be associated with the metabolic activity of cancer cells and local immune reactions. We hypothesized that glucose metabolism measured by 2-deoxy-2-(18F)fluoro-D-glucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)-computed tomography (CT) (18F-FDG PET-CT) would be associated with local immune responses evaluated according to the presence of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs). Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 56 patients who underwent 18F-FDG PET-CT prior to gastrectomy...
December 2017: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299363/does-histology-really-influence-gastric-cancer-prognosis
#8
Carrie Luu, Ram Thapa, Katherine Woo, Domenico Coppola, Khaldoun Almhanna, Jose M Pimiento, Dung-Tsa Chen, Daissy Dominguez Marquez, Pamela J Hodul
Background: Gastric cancer (GC) is associated with poor survival despite curative-intent surgical resection and systemic therapy. Our objective is to examine the impact of histology on prognosis as well as the impact of linitis plastica (LP) on survival. Methods: The GC database at a single institution was evaluated for patients who underwent resection from 2000 to 2015. Clinicopathologic characteristics were examined and descriptive statistics was used to analyze four groups of patients based on Lauren classification: intestinal (n=93), diffuse (n=20), diffuse with signet-ring cell features (n=57), and LP (n=40)...
December 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290069/preoperative-prognostic-nutritional-index-predicts-long-term-surgical-outcomes-in-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#9
Noriyuki Hirahara, Yoshitsugu Tajima, Yusuke Fujii, Shunsuke Kaji, Tetsu Yamamoto, Ryoji Hyakudomi, Takahito Taniura, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Takashi Kishi, Yasunari Kawabata
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study is to investigate the utility of prognostic nutritional index (PNI) as a simple and readily available marker in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 169 patients who underwent potentially curative esophagectomy, for histologically verified ESCC. We decided to set the optimal cutoff value for preoperative PNI levels at 49.2, based on the cancer-specific survival (CSS) and the overall survival (OS) by receiver operating characteristic curve analysis...
December 31, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241167/nutritional-screening-and-clinical-outcome-in-hospitalized-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#10
Azusa Takaoka, Masaya Sasaki, Naoko Nakanishi, Mika Kurihara, Akiko Ohi, Shigeki Bamba, Akira Andoh
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hospitalized patients with Crohn's disease (CD) can develop severe nutritional deficits. However, the nutritional screening tools with the most utility for such patients are still unknown. METHODS: Nutritional status of 40 CD patients was assessed on admission using several screening tools and laboratory tests. Their validity was evaluated in relation to length of hospital stay (LOS) and intestinal resection. Receiver operating characteristic analysis was performed to predict prolonged LOS (≥28 days)...
December 14, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223019/are-pathological-high-risk-features-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-a-useful-selection-tool-for-adjuvant-chemotherapy
#11
Marloes Swets, Peter J K Kuppen, Erik J Blok, Hans Gelderblom, Cornelis J H van de Velde, Iris D Nagtegaal
BACKGROUND: Several histological high-risk factors are used as an indication for adjuvant therapy in stage II colon cancer. Those and other factors, including lymphatic invasion, perineural invasion (PNI), venous invasion and tumour budding are associated with decreased outcome. In this study, we evaluated the prognostic and predictive values of these biomarkers in a cohort of rectal cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The trial-based cohort consisted of 221npTNM stage II-III rectal cancer patients, included in the PROCTOR/SCRIPT trial, a multicentre randomised phase III trial...
January 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220064/importance-of-and-satisfaction-with-psychosocial-support-among-cancer-patients-and-survivors-in-puerto-rico-gender-health-status-and-quality-of-life-associations
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Eida M Castro, Gloria Asencio, Gwendolyn P Quinn, Thomas Brandon, Clement K Gwede, Susan Vadaparampil, Vani Simmons, Jessica McIntyre, Julio Jiménez
OBJECTIVE: To assess needs perceptions regarding the importance of and satisfaction with psychosocial support among cancer patients and survivors in Puerto Rico. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 181 participants (70 men and 111 women) who were either undergoing cancer treatment (patients) or had completed cancer treatment (survivors). Participants completed a sociodemographic and clinical characteristics questionnaire, and the Psychosocial Needs Inventory (PNI)...
December 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200869/preoperative-prognostic-nutritional-index-and-nomogram-predicting-recurrence-free-survival-in-patients-with-primary-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-without-carcinoma-in-situ
#13
Jianfeng Cui, Shouzhen Chen, Qiyu Bo, Shiyu Wang, Ning Zhang, Meng Yu, Wenfu Wang, Jie Han, Yaofeng Zhu, Benkang Shi
Background and objectives: Among the cancers of the urogenital system, bladder cancer is ranked second both in incidence and mortality, and hence, a more accurate estimate of the prognosis for individual patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) is urgently needed. Prognostic nutritional index (PNI) which is based on serum albumin levels and peripheral lymphocyte count has been confirmed to have prognostic value in various cancers. The aim of this study was to clarify the prognostic value of PNI in patients with NMIBC...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193777/pretreatment-c-reactive-protein-albumin-ratio-is-associated-with-poor-survival-in-patients-with-stage-ib-iia-cervical-cancer
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Weiwei Zhang, Kejun Liu, Bin Ye, Weijiang Liang, Yazhou Ren
Previous studies have shown that the C-reactive protein/albumin ratio (CAR) is a prognostic indicator in multiple types of carcinomas. This study is the first to evaluate the prognostic significance of CAR in stage IB-IIA cervical cancer patients treated with radical surgery, as well as that of several other inflammation-based factors, including the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and prognostic nutritional index (PNI). A total of 235 patients were enrolled in this study...
November 28, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183522/peripheral-nerve-injury-during-abdominal-pelvic-surgery-analysis-of-the-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-database
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Christopher J D Wallis, Sarah Peltz, James Byrne, Jamie Kroft, Paul Karanicolas, Natalie Coburn, Avery B Nathens, Robert K Nam, Julie Hallet, Raj Satkunasivam
Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) is a rare but preventable complication of surgery. We sought to assess whether the use of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) affects the occurrence of PNI. Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, we examined rates of PNI among patients undergoing appendectomy, hysterectomy, colectomy, or radical prostatectomy between 2005 and 2012. We assessed the effect of MIS, as compared with open surgery, on PNI occurrence using logistic regression...
November 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182748/phrenic-nerve-injury-during-right-inferior-pulmonary-vein-ablation-with-the-second-generation-cryoballoon-clinical-procedural-and-anatomical-characteristics
#16
Juan-Pablo Abugattas, Carlo de Asmundis, Saverio Iacopino, Francesca Salghetti, Ken Takarada, Hugo-Enrique Coutiño, Erwin Ströker, Valentina De Regibus, Yves de Greef, Pedro Brugada, Juan Sieira, Gian-Battista Chierchia
Aims: There is still sparse information regarding phrenic nerve injury (PNI) during ablation of the right inferior pulmonary vein (RIPV) by means of the second-generation cryoballoon advance (CB-A). The aim of this study was to describe the procedural, anatomical, and clinical characteristics of patients who experienced PNI during the RIPV ablation. Methods and results: Consecutive patients who had undergone pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using CB-A and suffered PNI during RIPV ablation were retrospectively included in our study...
November 22, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161926/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-neutrophil-platelet-score-and-prognostic-nutritional-index-do-they-have-prognostic-significance-in-metastatic-pancreas-cancer
#17
Mutlu Dogan, Efnan Algin, Zeynep Tugba Guven, Meltem Baykara, Tugba Fahriye Kos, Oznur Bal, Nurullah Zengin
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate the prognostic significance of neutrophil-lypmhocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), neutrophil-platelet score (NPS) and prognostic nutritional index (PNI) as proinflammatory markers in metastatic pancreas cancer (MPC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: 146 MPC patients followed-up at our center were evaluated retrospectively for clinicopathological characteristics and hematological ratios (NLR, PLR, NPS and PNI). PNI was calculated as [10 x serum albumin (g/dL)] + [0...
November 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157273/effect-of-daikenchuto-tj-100-on-gastrointestinal-symptoms-following-laparoscopic-colectomy-in-patients-with-colon-cancer-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Nobuaki Hoshino, Kenji Kawada, Koya Hida, Toshiaki Wada, Ryo Takahashi, Mami Yoshitomi, Yoshiharu Sakai
BACKGROUND: Postoperative paralytic ileus can be a difficult complication for both surgeons and patients. Causes and treatments have been discussed for more than two centuries, but have not yet been fully resolved. Daikenchuto (TJ-100, DKT) is a traditional Japanese herbal medicine. Recently, some beneficial mechanisms of DKT to relieve paralytic ileus have been reported. DKT can suppress inflammation, increase intestinal blood flow, and accelerate bowel movements. Therefore, we have designed a randomized controlled trial to investigate the effects of DKT on postoperative gastrointestinal symptoms following laparoscopic colectomy in patients with left-sided colon cancer at a single institution...
November 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155521/gastric-adenocarcinoma-with-neuroendocrine-differentiation-clinicopathological-features-and-efficacy-of-modified-dcf-chemotherapy
#19
Yakup Bozkaya, Nuriye Ozdemir, Aysel Colak, Nurullah Zengin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinicopathological characteristics of patients with gastric carcinoma with neuroendocrine differentiation (NEDGC) and the efficacy of the modified DCF (mDCF) chemotherapy regimen. METHODS: Patients with NEDGC and non-NEDGC (pure adenocarcinoma) were evaluated comparatively in terms of pathological parameters, clinical parameters and treatment efficacy. Patients received treatment with mDCF (docetaxel, cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil)...
July 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154601/on-studying-narcissism-in-personality-inventories-rather-than-the-narcissistic-personality-inventory-reply-to-miller-and-lynam-2017
#20
Andrea Fossati, Antonella Somma, Serena Borroni, Kristian E Markon
Miller and Lynam's (2017) commentary proved to be very helpful in clarifying that ralerting-CV and rcontrast-CV coefficient values reported in our study indicated that the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) yielded a trait profile much more closely aligned with expert ratings of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th edition; DSM-IV) narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) than did other measures. The commentary gives us the opportunity to make it clear that our study was designed to demonstrate the clinical usefulness of Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5) domain and trait scales in profiling pathological narcissism...
November 2017: Psychological Assessment
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