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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900086/pretreatment-prognostic-nutritional-index-is-a-significant-predictor-of-prognosis-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer-treated-with-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy
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Junko Haraga, Keiichiro Nakamura, Chiaki Omichi, Takeshi Nishida, Tomoko Haruma, Tomoyuki Kusumoto, Noriko Seki, Hisashi Masuyama, Norihisa Katayama, Susumu Kanazawa, Yuji Hiramatsu
This study investigated whether pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and prognostic nutritional index (PNI) are prognostic factors in patients with cervical cancer who undergo concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) and radiotherapy (RT). A total of 131 patients who underwent CCRT and RT for cervical cancer were retrospectively investigated and the correlations of NLR, PLR and PNI with clinical parameters and prognosis were assessed in CCRT and RT. The CCRT and RT groups had a median progression-free survival (PFS) of 41...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893225/correction-to-fossati-et-al-2016
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Reports an error in "Profiling Pathological Narcissism According to DSM-5 Domains and Traits: A Study on Consecutively Admitted Italian Psychotherapy Patients" by Andrea Fossati, Antonella Somma, Serena Borroni, Aaron L. Pincus, Kristian E. Markon and Robert F. Krueger (Psychological Assessment, Advanced Online Publication, Jun 23, 2016, np). In the original article, several values were reversed and the mean was misreported in Table 2. The corrected Table 2 is provided in the erratum. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2016-31181-001...
November 28, 2016: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888808/prognostic-nutritional-index-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-for-survival-in-digestive-system-carcinomas
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Yang Zhao, Peng Xu, Huafeng Kang, Shuai Lin, Meng Wang, Pengtao Yang, Cong Dai, Xinghan Liu, Kang Liu, Yi Zheng, Zhijun Dai
The prognostic nutritional index (PNI) has been reported to correlate with the prognosis in patients with various malignancies. We performed a meta-analysis to determine the predictive potential of PNI in digestive system cancers. Twenty-three studies with a total of 7,384 patients suffering from digestive system carcinomas were involved in this meta-analysis. A lower PNI was significantly associated with the shorter overall survival (OS) [Hazard Ratio (HR) 1.83, 95% Confidence Interval (CI) 1.62-2.07], the poorer disease-free survival (DFS) (HR 1...
November 19, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882625/review-of-high-risk-features-of-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-discrepancies-between-the-american-joint-committee-on-cancer-and-nccn-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-oncology
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Samuel Lamarre Skulsky, Barry O'Sullivan, Orla McArdle, Mary Leader, Muireann Roche, Peter J Conlon, James Paul O'Neill
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a malignancy that arises from epidermal keratinocytes. Although the majority of cutaneous SCC cases are easily treated without further complication, some behave more aggressively and carry a poor prognosis. These "high-risk" cutaneous SCCs commonly originate in the head and neck and have an increased tendency toward recurrence, local invasion, and distant metastasis. Factors for high-risk cutaneous SCC include large size (>2 cm), a deeply invasive lesion (>2 mm), incomplete excision, high-grade/desmoplastic lesions, perineural invasion (PNI), lymphovascular invasion, immunosuppression, and high-risk anatomic locations...
November 24, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877232/a-novel-prognostic-score-based-on-preoperative-nutritional-status-predicts-outcomes-of-patients-after-curative-resection-for-gastric-cancer
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Xuechao Liu, Haibo Qiu, Jianjun Liu, Shangxiang Chen, Dazhi Xu, Wei Li, Youqing Zhan, Yuanfang Li, Yingbo Chen, Zhiwei Zhou, Xiaowei Sun
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine whether preoperative nutritional status (PNS) was a valuable predictor of outcome in patients with gastric cancer (GC). METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 1320 patients with GC undergoing curative resection. The PNS score was constructed based on four objective and easily measurable criteria: prognostic nutritional index (PNI) score 1, serum albumin <35 g/L, body mass index (BMI) <18.5 kg/m(2), or preoperative weight loss ≥5% of body weight. The PNS score was 2 for patients who met three or four criteria, 1 for those who met one or two criteria, and 0 for those who didn't meet all of these criteria...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864108/biopsy-perineural-invasion-in-prostate-cancer-patients-who-are-candidates-for-active-surveillance-by-strict-and-expanded-criteria
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Robert M Turner, Todd S Yecies, Jonathan G Yabes, Benjamin T Ristau, Elen Woldemichael, Benjamin J Davies, Bruce L Jacobs, Joel B Nelson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of biopsy perineural invasion (PNI) with adverse pathological findings on radical prostatectomy in patients who would have been candidates for active surveillance (AS). METHODS: Using a prospectively populated database of 3084 men who underwent open radical prostatectomy, candidates for AS by strict (Johns Hopkins) and expanded (University of Toronto) criteria were identified. The presence of adverse pathologic features at radical prostatectomy was compared between those men with and without biopsy PNI...
November 15, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863864/laminin-5-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-ii-mrna-binding-protein-3-imp3-expression-in-preoperative-biopsy-specimens-from-oral-cancer-patients-their-role-in-neural-spread-risk-and-survival-stratification
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Achille Tarsitano, Sofia Asioli, Luca Morandi, Valentina Monti, Alberto Righi, Antonio Maria Morselli Labate, Elena Nardi, Maria Pia Foschini, Claudio Marchetti
Perineural invasion (PNI) hinders the ability to establish local control of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). To date, PNI can be evaluated only in surgical specimens and not in preoperative biopsy material, rendering timely therapeutic planning impossible. Insulin-like growth factor-II mRNA binding protein-3 (IMP3) expression appears to be of diagnostic and prognostic utility for many solid tumours, and laminin-5 expression in surgical specimens has been identified as a valid predictor of neural spread of head-and-neck neoplasms...
July 21, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855385/prognostic-significance-of-preoperative-prognostic-nutritional-index-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-patients-treated-with-platinum-based-chemotherapy
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Yi Miao, Shuangdi Li, Qin Yan, Bilan Li, Youji Feng
BACKGROUND: The aim of present study was to investigate the role of the prognostic nutritional index (PNI) used as a prognostic marker for predicting response and survival outcomes in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) who are receiving platinum-based chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with a new diagnosis of EOC receiving postoperative platinum-based chemotherapy were identified. The PNI was calculated as 10 × serum albumin value (g/dl) + 0...
2016: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847731/c-reactive-protein-albumin-ratio-as-prognostic-score-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#9
Heung-Chul Park, Moon-Young Kim, Chul-Hwan Kim
OBJECTIVES: Many studies have examined histopathological factors and various prognostic scores related to inflammation to predict outcomes. Here, we examined the prognostic value of the C-reactive protein/albumin (CRP/alb) ratio in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 40 patients with OSCC. Using univariate and multivariate analyses, we focused on the correlation of the CRP/alb ratio with clinicopathological characteristics and with overall survival...
October 2016: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847115/pre-therapeutic-nutritional-assessment-for-predicting-severe-adverse-events-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-treated-by-radiotherapy
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Takeyuki Kono, Koji Sakamoto, Seiichi Shinden, Kaoru Ogawa
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Malnutrition is common in patients with head and neck cancer (HNSCC). It may be related to severe adverse toxicity as a result of radiotherapy. The aim was to investigate nutritional screening factors for severe adverse events. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 101 patients who underwent radiotherapy from 2009 to 2013 was performed. The relationships among severe adverse events and pretreatment nutritional parameters, including static variables (serum albumin, total protein, total lymphocyte counts, body mass index), dynamic variables (retinol-binding protein, transferrin, pre-albumin), and nutritional screening tools (Onodera's Prognostic Nutrition Index [O-PNI]; Nutrition Risk Index; Controlling Nutritional Status [CONUT] score; Nutritional Risk Screening 2002) were evaluated in addition to patient and treatment factors...
November 5, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845852/platelet-rich-plasma-a-source-of-autologous-growth-factors-and-biomimetic-scaffold-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
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Mikel Sánchez, Eduardo Anitua, Diego Delgado, Peio Sanchez, Roberto Prado, Gorka Orive, Sabino Padilla
In mammals, axons of injured peripheral nerves (PNI) can and do regenerate, but often the functional recovery is incomplete or suboptimal. In recent years, in vivo tissue engineering approaches through molecular intervention and scaffolding are offering promising outcomes. Evidence is accumulating in both preclinical and clinical settings indicating that platelet rich plasma (PRP) and fibrin scaffolds obtained from this technology hold an important adjuvant therapeutic potential. Areas covered: This review addresses current molecular and cellular data in intrinsic nerve repair processes and describes different strategies to harness and enhance these processes by using biochemical and biomechanical cues...
November 15, 2016: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835570/prognostic-nutritional-index-predicts-short-term-outcomes-after-liver-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-within-the-milan-criteria
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Mengyun Ke, Tao Xu, Na Li, Yifan Ren, Aihua Shi, Yi Lv, Haiqi He
BACKGROUND: The prognostic nutritional index (PNI) is calculated based on the serum albumin concentration and the total lymphocyte count. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic ability of the PNI for postoperative complications after liver resection to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) within the Milan criteria. RESULTS: Postoperative complications were observed in 166 (44.6%) patients. The optimal cutoff value of the PNI was set at 45.6 for postoperative complications...
November 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816892/significance-of-the-prognostic-nutritional-index-in-patients-with-glioblastoma-a-retrospective-study
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Xing-Wang Zhou, Hui Dong, Yuan Yang, Jie-Wen Luo, Xiang Wang, Yan-Hui Liu, Qing Mao
OBJECTIVE: Accumulating evidence demonstrates that prognostic nutritional index(PNI) is linked to the clinical outcome of patients with malignant tumors, but few studies had investigated the clinical significance of PNI in glioblastoma multiforme(GBM). This study aimed to clarify the association between PNI and the clinical outcome of patients with GBM. METHODS: The clinical data of 84 patients with GBM were retrospectively analyzed. PNI was calculated from the following formula: 10×serum albumin (g/dL)+0...
October 22, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812827/a-novel-pathology-based-preoperative-risk-score-to-predict-locoregional-residual-and-distant-disease-and-survival-for-incidental-gallbladder-cancer-a-10-institution-study-from-the-u-s-extrahepatic-biliary-malignancy-consortium
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Cecilia G Ethun, Lauren M Postlewait, Nina Le, Timothy M Pawlik, Stefan Buettner, George Poultsides, Thuy Tran, Kamran Idrees, Chelsea A Isom, Ryan C Fields, Linda X Jin, Sharon M Weber, Ahmed Salem, Robert C G Martin, Charles Scoggins, Perry Shen, Harveshp D Mogal, Carl Schmidt, Eliza Beal, Ioannis Hatzaras, Rivfka Shenoy, Nipun Merchant, Kenneth Cardona, Shishir K Maithel
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to develop a more robust predictive model, beyond T-stage alone, for incidental gallbladder cancer (IGBC) for discovering locoregional residual (LRD) and distant disease (DD) at reoperation, and estimating overall survival (OS). T-stage alone is currently used to guide treatment for incidental gallbladder cancer. Residual disease at re-resection is the most important factor in predicting outcomes. METHODS: All patients with IGBC who underwent reoperation at 10 institutions from 2000 to 2015 were included...
November 3, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809860/preoperative-pre-albumin-predicts-prognosis-of-patients-after-gastrectomy-for-adenocarcinoma-of-esophagogastric-junction
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Wen-Xiu Han, Zhang-Ming Chen, Zhi-Jian Wei, A-Man Xu
BACKGROUND: Adenocarcinoma of esophagogastric junction (AEG) was initially proposed in 1999 by Siewert. During recent decades, the incidence and prevalence of AEG were arising globally whereas the incidence of gastric cancer is gradually declining. Complete blood counting and liver function tests, as the routine examination of immune and nutritional status, were reported to be the predictors of overall survival (OS) in some tumors. However, little is known about the prognostic significance of these indexes in AEG patients...
November 3, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799789/prognostic-nutritional-index-serves-as-a-predictive-marker-of-survival-and-associates-with-systemic-inflammatory-response-in-metastatic-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
#16
Chenyue Zhang, Haiyong Wang, Zhouyu Ning, Litao Xu, Liping Zhuang, Peng Wang, Zhiqiang Meng
OBJECTIVE: The significance of the prognostic nutritional index (PNI) has been widely reported and confirmed in many types of cancers. However, few studies are available indicating its prognostic power in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). Thus, we investigated its relationship with overall survival (OS) to evaluate its role in predicting survival in patients with ICC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between October 2011 and October 2015, 173 consecutive patients with pathologically confirmed locally advanced or metastatic ICC were enrolled...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798927/inflammation-based-prognostic-score-in-patients-with-living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Norifumi Harimoto, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Tomonari Shimagaki, Akihisa Nagatsu, Takashi Motomura, Noboru Harada, Hirohisa Okabe, Shinji Itoh, Toru Ikegami, Hideaki Uchiyama, Yuji Soejima, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Inflammation-besed prognostic score including neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR), modified Glasgow prognostic score (mGPS) and prognostic nutritional index (PNI) have prognostic value in various malignancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively investigated their prognostic value in 213 patients with living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Disease-free survival (DFS) following LDLT was calculated; NLR, PLR, PNI and mGPS values in patients with and without recurrence were compared...
October 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792755/blocking-nerve-growth-factor-signaling-reduces-the-neural-invasion-potential-of-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Aditi A Bapat, Ruben M Munoz, Daniel D Von Hoff, Haiyong Han
Perineural invasion (PNI) is thought to be one of the factors responsible for the high rate of tumor recurrence after surgery and the pain generation associated with pancreatic cancer. Signaling via the nerve growth factor (NGF) pathway between pancreatic cancer cells and the surrounding nerves has been implicated in PNI, and increased levels of these proteins have been correlated to poor prognosis. In this study, we examine the molecular mechanism of the NGF signaling pathway in PNI in pancreatic cancer. We show that knocking down NGF or its receptors, TRKA and p75NTR, or treatment with GW441756, a TRKA kinase inhibitor, reduces the proliferation and migration of pancreatic cancer cells in vitro...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765499/neuroendocrine-immune-circuits-phenotypes-and-interactions
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REVIEW
Noah T Ashley, Gregory E Demas
Multidirectional interactions among the immune, endocrine, and nervous systems have been demonstrated in humans and non-human animal models for many decades by the biomedical community, but ecological and evolutionary perspectives are lacking. Neuroendocrine-immune interactions can be conceptualized using a series of feedback loops, which culminate into distinct neuroendocrine-immune phenotypes. Behavior can exert profound influences on these phenotypes, which can in turn reciprocally modulate behavior. For example, the behavioral aspects of reproduction, including courtship, aggression, mate selection and parental behaviors can impinge upon neuroendocrine-immune interactions...
October 17, 2016: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760948/-significance-of-perioperative-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-in-gastric-cancer-and-colon-cancer
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Masano Sagawa, Hirokazu Yagawa, Souichi Konno, Atsuko Usuda, Hiroyuki Maeda, Kanu Kim, Toshifumi Watanabe, Emiko Yamaya, Takebumi Usui, Hajime Yokomizo, Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu, Takeshi Shimakawa, Takao Katsube, Yoshihiko Naritaka
BACKGROUND: We examined the significance of neutrophil lymphocyte ratio(NLR)in gastric cancer and colon cancer in the perioperative period. METHOD: There were 46 patients(21 with gastric cancer and 25 with colon cancer). We examined the association between preoperative NLR and other indicators of nutritional status, as well as the relationship between preoperative NLR and the incidence of postoperative complications(all complications/infectious complications). RESULT: NLR was higher in those with zinc<65 mg, prognostic nutritional index(PNI)≤40, and modified Glasgow prognostic score(mGPS)of 2 (p<0...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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