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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228499/high-dose-intravenous-immunoglobulins-for-the-treatment-of-dermatological-autoimmune-diseases
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Jochen H O Hoffmann, Alexander H Enk
Based on their immunomodulatory properties, high-dose intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIGs) are successfully used in the treatment of various dermatological autoimmune diseases, in particular pemphigus vulgaris and dermatomyositis. In autoimmune bullous diseases, IVIGs can be used in an adjuvant setting (second- or third-line therapy) once combined immunosuppressive regimens have failed. In dermatomyositis, IVIGs may already be employed as an adjuvant second-line therapy after failure of corticosteroid monotherapy...
December 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228411/management-of-breast-cancer-in-adjuvant-chemotherapy-settings-in-the-kanagawa-breast-oncology-group
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Mayako Terao, Naoki Niikura, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Norihiko Sengoku, Hitoshi Arioka, Takashi Ishikawa, Koichiro Tsugawa, Yutaka Tokuda
OBJECTIVE: Many different options for adjuvant chemotherapy are recommended in guidelines for the treatment of breast cancer. Therapeutic strategies vary among physicians. The major goals for this project were to gain a better understanding of how biomarkers are integrated into practice and how physicians select adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: We assembled a questionnaire with 23 example scenarios of breast cancer cases, including 6 items relevant to postoperative adjuvant therapy...
December 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228331/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-chronic-disseminated-candidiasis-who-need-adjuvant-corticosteroid-therapy
#3
Young-Rock Jang, Min-Chul Kim, Taeeun Kim, Yong Pil Chong, Sang-Oh Lee, Sang-Ho Choi, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Jung Yong Hong, Dok Hyun Yoon, Cheolwon Suh, Jung-Hee Lee, Je-Hwan Lee, Kyoo-Hyung Lee, Sung-Han Kim
We performed a retrospective study involving 21 patients with chronic disseminate candidiasis (CDC) and 38 patients with candidemia. Neutropenia of >2 weeks' duration was more common in those with CDC (71%) than in those with candidemia (26%, P < .001), and the azole-resistant rate in patients with CDC (5%) was lower than that in those with candidemia (29%, P = .03). Of the 21 patients with CDC, five (24%) needed adjuvant corticosteroid therapy due to persistent debilitating fever (median, 19 days). Rapid defervescence (median, 5 days) occurred after adjuvant corticosteroid therapy...
December 8, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228145/rejuvenating-the-face-an-analysis-of-100-absorbable-suture-suspension-patients
#4
Michael Patrick Ogilvie, Julius Warren Few, Shikhar Singh Tomur, Chad Michael Teven, Alec James Semersky, Caroline Regan Bruno, Natasha Tamagni Kulick
Background: Absorbable suture suspension (Silhouette InstaLift, Sinclair Pharma, Irvine, CA) is a novel, minimally invasive system that utilizes a specially manufactured synthetic suture to help address the issues of facial aging, while minimizing the risks associated with historic thread lifting modalities. Objectives: The purpose of the study was to assess the safety, efficacy, and patient satisfaction of the absorbable suture suspension system in regards to facial rejuvenation and midface volume enhancement...
December 8, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227724/use-of-biomarkers-to-guide-decisions-on-adjuvant-systemic-therapy-in-early-stage-invasive-breast-cancer
#5
Joanne L Blum, Nicholas Robert, Jay Andersen, Anne Favret, Patrick Ward, Cynthia Osborne, John Pippen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227577/management-of-pain-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-short-review
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REVIEW
Rupesh Raina, Vinod Krishnappa, Mona Gupta
Pain management in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is a complex and challenging task to accomplish, and effective pain and symptom control improves quality of life. Pain is prevalent in more than 50% of hemodialysis patients and up to 75% of these patients are treated ineffectively due to its poor recognition by providers. A good history for PQRST factors and intensity assessment using visual analog scale are the initial steps in the management of pain followed by involvement of palliative care, patient and family counseling, discussion of treatment options, and correction of reversible causes...
December 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227344/predictors-of-resectability-and-survival-in-patients-with-borderline-and-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-who-underwent-neoadjuvant-treatment-with-folfirinox
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Theodoros Michelakos, Ilaria Pergolini, Carlos Fernández-Del Castillo, Kim C Honselmann, Lei Cai, Vikram Deshpande, Jennifer Y Wo, David P Ryan, Jill N Allen, Lawrence S Blaszkowsky, Jeffrey W Clark, Janet E Murphy, Ryan D Nipp, Aparna Parikh, Motaz Qadan, Andrew L Warshaw, Theodore S Hong, Keith D Lillemoe, Cristina R Ferrone
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine (1) whether preoperative factors can predict resectability of borderline resectable (BR) and locally advanced (LA) pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) after neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX, (2) which patients might benefit from adjuvant therapy, and (3) survival differences between resected BR/LA patients who received neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX and upfront resected patients. BACKGROUND: Patients with BR/LA PDAC are often treated with FOLFIRINOX to obtain a margin-negative resection, yet selection of patients for resection remains challenging...
December 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227250/oncoplastic-surgery-of-multicentric-multifocal-breast-cancer-case-report
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I Kokhreidze
The multicentric/multifocal form of breast cancer has been considered as relative contraindicationfor breast conserving surgery. According to the results of the studies conducted in the last century, the local recurrence rate of the disease after breast conserving surgeries of multicentric/multifocal breast cancer exceeds 40%. Thus these data were considered as main argument for mastectomy advocates, as non-alternative surgical treatment in these cases. Wide clinical application of oncoplastic surgical techniques gave us possibilities to resolve dilemma: excise tumor - containing quadrant with achieving clear margins and satisfactory cosmetic outcome, without increasing risk of disease-related complications...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227041/a-14-protein-signature-for-rapid-identification-of-poor-prognosis-stage-iii-metastatic-melanoma
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Erin K Sykes, Cassandra E McDonald, Shila Ghazanfar, Swetlana Mactier, John F Thompson, Richard A Scolyer, Jean Y Yang, Graham J Mann, Richard I Christopherson
PURPOSE: To validate differences in protein levels between good and poor prognosis AJCC stage III melanoma patients and compile a protein panel to stratify patient risk. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Protein extracts from melanoma metastases within lymph nodes in patients with Stage III disease with good (n = 16, > 4 years survival) and poor survival (n = 14, < 2 years survival) were analysed by selected reaction monitoring (SRM). Diagonal Linear Discriminant Analysis was performed to generate a protein biomarker panel...
December 11, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226994/demographic-and-clinical-correlates-of-accelerometer-assessed-physical-activity-and-sedentary-time-in-lung-cancer-survivors
#10
Adrijana D'Silva, Gwyn D Bebb, Terry Boyle, Steven T Johnson, Jeff K Vallance
OBJECTIVE: To determine demographic and clinical correlates of accelerometer assessed physical activity and sedentary time among a population-based sample of lung cancer survivors. METHODS: Lung cancer survivors in Southern Alberta, Canada (N=527) were invited to complete a mailed survey assessing socio-demographics and wear an Actigraph® GT3X+ accelerometer for seven days. Average daily minutes of physical activity and sedentary time were derived from the accelerometer data...
December 11, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226744/the-role-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-bladder-cancer
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Waqar Haque, Gary D Lewis, Vivek Verma, Jorge G Darcourt, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
PURPOSE: The standard of care for locally advanced bladder cancer (LABC) is neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by cystectomy. However, the role of adjuvant therapy is unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with LABC following neoadjuvant chemotherapy and cystectomy, and to determine whether select patients may benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried (2004-2013) for patients with newly diagnosed pT3-4N0-3M0 bladder cancer that received neoadjuvant chemotherapy and cystectomy...
December 11, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226722/the-use-of-databases-data-mining-and-immunoinformatics-in-vaccinology-where-are-we
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Nagendra R Hegde, S Gauthami, H M Sampath Kumar, Jagadeesh Bayry
Vaccinology has evolved from a sub-discipline focussed on simplistic vaccine development based on antibody-mediated protection to a separate discipline involving epidemiology, host and pathogen biology, immunology, genomics, proteomics, structure biology, protein engineering, chemical biology, and delivery systems. Data mining in combination with bioinformatics has provided a scaffold linking all these disciplines to the design of vaccines and vaccine adjuvants. Areas covered: This review provides background knowledge on immunological aspects which have been exploited with informatics for the in silico analysis of immune responses and the design of vaccine antigens...
December 11, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226251/tissue-based-biomarkers-in-prostate-cancer
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Timothy N Clinton, Aditya Bagrodia, Yair Lotan, Vitaly Margulis, Ganesh V Raj, Solomon L Woldu
Introduction: Prostate cancer is a heterogeneous disease. Existing risk stratification tools based on standard clinlicopathologic variables (prostate specific antigen [PSA], Gleason score, and tumor stage) provide a modest degree of predictive ability. Advances in high-throughput sequencing has led to the development of several novel tissue-based biomarkers that can improve prognostication in prostate cancer management. Areas Covered: The authors review commercially-available, tissue-based biomarker assays that improve upon existing risk-stratification tools in several areas of prostate cancer management, including the appropriateness of active surveillance and aiding in decision making regarding the use of adjuvant therapy...
2017: Expert Review of Precision Medicine and Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226089/oncolytic-adenoviruses-as-a-therapeutic-approach-for-osteosarcoma-a-new-hope
#14
REVIEW
Marc Garcia-Moure, Naiara Martinez-Vélez, Ana Patiño-García, Marta M Alonso
Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer among those with non-hematological origin and affects mainly pediatric patients. In the last 50 years, refinements in surgical procedures, as well as the introduction of aggressive neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapeutic cocktails, have increased to nearly 70% the survival rate of these patients. Despite the initial therapeutic progress the fight against osteosarcoma has not substantially improved during the last three decades, and almost 30% of the patients do not respond or recur after the standard treatment...
November 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226049/unresectable-undifferentiated-embryonal-sarcoma-of-the-liver-in-an-adult-male-treated-with-chemotherapy-and-orthotopic-liver-transplantation
#15
Zarak H Khan, Kamran Ilyas, Hamza H Khan, Haider Ghazanfar, Qulsoom Hussain, Faisal Inayat, Muhammad Yasir, Rizwan Asim
Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver (UESL) is a malignancy of mesenchymal origin observed predominantly in the pediatric population and very rarely in adults. We describe the case of a 21-year-old male who presented with acute onset of right upper quadrant pain and distention. Physical examination of the patient revealed right upper quadrant tenderness with the lower border of the liver palpable, 4 cm below the right costal margin. Laboratory tests performed on admission showed that the patient's liver function tests, urinalysis, complete blood count, and basic metabolic panel were within reference range...
October 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225983/breast-implant-associated-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Daniel E Ezekwudo, Tolulope Ifabiyi, Bolanle Gbadamosi, Kristle Haberichter, Zhou Yu, Mitual Amin, Kenneth Shaheen, Michael Stender, Ishmael Jaiyesimi
Breast implant-associated anaplastic large T-cell lymphoma has recently been recognized as an entity, with few reports describing the two common subtypes: in situ (indolent) and infiltrative. Recently, the infiltrative subtypes have been shown to be more aggressive requiring adjuvant chemotherapy. We report a rare case of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) in a 65-year-old Caucasian female following silicone breast implantation and multiple capsulectomies. We discuss the rare presentation of this disease, histopathologic features of the indolent and infiltrative subtypes of ALCL, and their clinical significance...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225882/resection-of-unicentric-interlobar-castleman-disease-with-following-adjuvant-radiotherapy
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Bruno Sarana, Jana Jaal, Hannes Tamm, Tanel Laisaar
A 22-year-old female patient with rare interlobar unicentric Castleman disease is presented. The tumour was discovered incidentally and thoracoscopic biopsy was planned to rule out malignancy. Due to dense adhesions to the adjacent anatomical structures and diffuse bleeding when mobilizing the tumour, a thoracoscopic approach was converted to thoracotomy. The tumour was removed without lung resection. Adjuvant radiotherapy was used to avoid possible recurrence of the disease. During the follow-up of 6 years, the patient remains free of any symptoms and evidence of recurrence...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225744/a-comparison-between-ketorolac-and-nefopam-as-adjuvant-analgesics-for-postoperative-patient-controlled-analgesia-a-randomized-double-blind-prospective-study
#18
Ji-Seon Son, Aram Doo, Young-Jun Kwon, Young-Jin Han, Seonghoon Ko
Background: We compared the analgesic efficacy and side effects of ketorolac and nefopam that were co-administered with fentanyl via intravenous patient-controlled analgesia. Methods: One hundred and sixty patients scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy were randomly assigned to ketorolac (Group K) or nefopam (Group N) groups. The anesthetic regimen was standardized for all patients. The analgesic solution contained fentanyl 600 µg and ketorolac 180 mg in Group K, and fentanyl 600 µg and nefopam 120 mg in Group N...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225684/colon-cancer-presenting-as-pseudo-obstruction-during-pregnancy-a-case-report
#19
Reeva Makhijani, Vicky H Bhagat, Mariam Fayek
The incidence of colorectal cancer in pregnancy is between 0.002 and 0.008%. Diagnosis is often delayed as symptoms of colorectal cancer can mimic as common complaints of pregnancy. We present the case of a 29-year-old with a history of chronic constipation who presented in the second trimester with abdominal pain, inability to tolerate anything orally and no bowel movement in more than three weeks. Non-contrast MRI at presentation failed to show an obstructing mass. Patient was treated conservatively for presumed pseudo-obstruction secondary to worsening constipation from chronic ondansetron use and pregnancy...
December 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225576/vitamin-d-enhances-efficacy-of-oral-nifedipine-in-treating-preeclampsia-with-severe-features-a-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-and-randomized-clinical-trial
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Dan-Dan Shi, Yong Wang, Jun-Jun Guo, Ling Zhou, Na Wang
Vitamin D (VD) has exhibited immunomodulatory role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. We hypothesize VD potentiate nifedipine treatment for preeclampsia by shortened the time to control blood pressure and prolong time before subsequent hypertensive crisis. We conduct a randomized trial of 683 primigravid women with preeclampsia, who were assigned to different treatment groups, either nifedipine+placebo or nifedipine+VD orally, by random after screening. Primary endpoints include time to control hypertension and time before another hypertensive crisis...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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