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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640844/the-g8-screening-tool-enhances-prognostic-value-to-ecog-performance-status-in-elderly-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-single-institutional-study
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Masahiro Takahashi, Masanobu Takahashi, Keigo Komine, Hideharu Yamada, Yuki Kasahara, Sonoko Chikamatsu, Akira Okita, Shukuei Ito, Kota Ouchi, Yoshinari Okada, Hiroo Imai, Ken Saijo, Hidekazu Shirota, Shin Takahashi, Takahiro Mori, Hideki Shimodaira, Chikashi Ishioka
BACKGROUND: Some elderly cancer patients, even with good Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status (ECOG-PS), have poor survival outcomes and cannot tolerate standard therapy. Few studies have detailed the associations between the G8 screening tool, ECOG-PS, and overall survival (OS) in such patients. METHODS: Cancer patients, aged 70 years or older, were assessed for G8 and classified into three groups according to their G8 score: <11 as the low score group, 11-14 as the intermediate score group, and >14 as the high score group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637535/routine-hospital-management-of-self-harm-and-risk-of-further-self-harm-propensity-score-analysis-using-record-based-cohort-data
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S Steeg, R Emsley, M Carr, J Cooper, N Kapur
BACKGROUND: The care received by people presenting to hospital following self-harm varies and it is unclear how different types of treatment affect risk of further self-harm. METHOD: Observational cohort data from the Manchester Self-Harm Project, UK, included 16 456 individuals presenting to an Emergency Department with self-harm between 2003 and 2011. Individuals were followed up for 12 months. We also used data from a smaller cohort of individuals presenting to 31 hospitals in England during a 3-month period in 2010/2011, followed up for 6 months...
June 22, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636575/the-temperament-and-character-traits-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-and-bipolar-affective-disorder-with-and-without-suicide-attempt
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Anamarija Petek Erić, Ivan Erić, Mario Ćurković, Katarina Dodig-Ćurković, Kristina Kralik, Vlatka Kovač, Pavo Filaković
BACKGROUND: Suicide and mood disorders (especially major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar affective disorder (BD)) represent a significant global health burden. Major depressive disorder and bipolar affective disorder have been associated with increased risk for suicide. Some specific suicide risk factors might be found in underlying individual personality traits. Specific personality features may predispose an individual to mood disorders (MDD or BD) hence increased suicide risk...
June 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625341/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-metronomic-chemotherapy-in-metastatic-breast-cancer-egyptian-experience
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Marwa Mahmoud Hussein, Rabab Mohamed Gaafar, Ahmed Mostafa Abdel-Warith, Wafaa Abdallah Ahmed, Nasr Mohamed Ali Allahloubi, Salem Eid Salem, Ibrahem Mohamed Abdel-Salam
BACKGROUND: Metronomic chemotherapy (MC) has shown efficacy in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). We therefore tested the efficacy and toxicity of MC in pretreated MBC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective phase II study included 50 patients with heavily pretreated MBC who received MC in the form of continuous oral cyclophosphamide 50 mg/day and oral methotrexate 2.5 mg twice per day on days 1 and 2 every week. The primary end point was progression-free survival (PFS), whereas the secondary end points were response rate, overall survival (OS), and safety...
May 8, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571380/local-glass-transition-temperature-tg-z-of-polystyrene-next-to-different-polymers-hard-vs-soft-confinement
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Roman R Baglay, Connie B Roth
The depth to which the local glass transition temperature Tg and alpha-relaxations are perturbed near a boundary is believed to be related to the characteristic length scales associated with cooperative dynamics in dynamically heterogeneous glasses. Following our recent work [R. R. Baglay and C. R. Roth, J. Chem. Phys. 143, 111101 (2015)] that measured a very broad 350-400 nm local Tg(z) profile across a glassy-rubbery interface of polystyrene (PS)/poly(n-butyl methacrylate) (PnBMA), we compare here how the Tg(z) profile in PS varies when changing the neighboring polymer from a lower Tg material to a higher Tg material...
May 28, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536826/a-phase-ii-study-of-5-fluorouracil-l-leucovorin-oxaliplatin-mfolfox6-in-japanese-patients-with-metastatic-or-unresectable-small-bowel-adenocarcinoma
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Takahiro Horimatsu, Norisuke Nakayama, Toshikazu Moriwaki, Yoshinori Hirashima, Mikio Fujita, Masako Asayama, Ichiro Moriyama, Koji Nakashima, Eishi Baba, Hiroshi Kitamura, Takao Tamura, Ayumu Hosokawa, Kenichi Yoshimura, Manabu Muto
BACKGROUND: Several studies have suggested that chemotherapy prolonged survival in patients with metastatic or recurrent small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA); however, there is still no standard chemotherapy regimen. Here, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of a 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/L-leucovorin (l-LV)/oxaliplatin (mFOLFOX6) protocol as a first-line therapy for patients with SBA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter, single-arm, open-label phase II study...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535670/ultrafast-spectroscopy-reveals-electron-transfer-cascade-that-improves-hydrogen-evolution-with-carbon-nitride-photocatalysts
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Kathryn L Corp, Cody W Schlenker
Solar hydrogen generation from water represents a compelling component of a future sustainable energy portfolio. Recently, chemically robust heptazine-based polymers known as graphitic carbon nitrides (g-C3N4) have emerged as promising photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution using visible light while withstanding harsh chemical environments. However, since g-C3N4 electron-transfer dynamics are poorly understood, rational design rules for improving activity remain unclear. Here, we use visible and near-infrared femtosecond transient absorption (TA) spectroscopy to reveal an electron-transfer cascade that correlates with a near-doubling in photocatalytic activity from 2050 to 3810 μmol h(-1) g(-1) when we infuse a suspension of bulk g-C3N4 with 10% mass loading of chemically exfoliated carbon nitride...
June 2, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488951/treatment-outcomes-in-1p19q-co-deleted-partially-deleted-gliomas
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Mairéad G McNamara, Haiyan Jiang, Mary Jane Lim-Fat, Solmaz Sahebjam, Tim-Rasmus Kiehl, Jason Karamchandani, Claire Coire, Caroline Chung, Barbara-Ann Millar, Normand Laperriere, Warren P Mason
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy with procarbazine, lomustine, and vincristine improves overall survival (OS) in patients with 1p19q co-deleted anaplastic oligodendroglioma/anaplastic oligoastrocytoma. METHODS: This retrospective analysis investigated outcomes in patients with 1p19q co-deleted/partially deleted oligodendroglioma, oligoastrocytoma, anaplastic oligodendroglioma, or anaplastic oligoastrocytoma. OS and progression-free survival (PFS) were analyzed using the Kaplan-Meier method and prognostic factors using the Cox proportional hazard model...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459989/impact-of-physical-activity-on-fatigue-and-quality-of-life-in-people-with-advanced-lung-cancer-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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H M Dhillon, M L Bell, H P van der Ploeg, J D Turner, M Kabourakis, L Spencer, C Lewis, R Hui, P Blinman, S J Clarke, M J Boyer, J L Vardy
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) improves fatigue and quality-of-life (QOL) in cancer survivors. Our aim was to assess whether a 2-month PA intervention improves fatigue and QOL for people with advanced lung cancer. METHODS: Participants with advanced lung cancer, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) ≤2, >6 months life expectancy, and ability to complete 6-Minute Walk Test, were stratified (disease stage, PS 0-1 vs 2, centre) and randomised (1:1) in an open-label study to usual care (UC) (nutrition and PA education materials) or experimental intervention (EX): UC plus 2-month supervised weekly PA and behaviour change sessions...
April 28, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459956/adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-large-cell-neuroendocrine-lung-carcinoma-results-from-the-european-society-for-thoracic-surgeons-lung-neuroendocrine-tumours-retrospective-database
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Pier Luigi Filosso, Francesco Guerrera, Andrea Evangelista, Claudia Galassi, Stefan Welter, Erino Angelo Rendina, William Travis, Eric Lim, Inderpal Sarkaria, Pascal Alexandre Thomas
OBJECTIVES: Large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNC) is a rare tumour characterized by aggressive biological behaviour and poor prognosis. Due to its rarity and the lack of randomized clinical trials, the best treatment is still under debate. Some recent reports indicate that adjuvant chemotherapy (CT) may have a beneficial effect on survival. Our goal was to evaluate this finding using a large series of patients with neuroendocrine tumours obtained from the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons database...
April 28, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405166/egfr-mutation-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung-does-it-carry-the-same-connotation-as-in-adenocarcinomas
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Amit Joshi, Saurabh Zanwar, Vanita Noronha, Vijay M Patil, Anuradha Chougule, Rajiv Kumar, Amit Janu, Abhishek Mahajan, Akhil Kapoor, Kumar Prabhash
BACKGROUND: EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have greatly improved the outcomes of EGFR mutation-positive adenocarcinomas of the lung. In contrast, the significance of EGFR mutation in metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung has been debated. METHODS: All patients with metastatic SCC who underwent EGFR mutation testing at our center from 2010 to 2015 were included for analysis. EGFR kinase domain mutations were tested using Taqman-based real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403082/metronomic-oral-cyclosphosphamide-as-third-line-systemic-treatment-or-beyond-in-patients-with-inoperable-locoregionally-advanced-recurrent-or-metastatic-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Victor H F Lee, Dora L W Kwong, Ka-On Lam, Yu-Ching Lai, Yun Li, Chi-Chung Tong, Patty P Y Ho, Wing-Lok Chan, Lai-San Wong, Dennis K C Leung, Sum-Yin Chan, Fong-Ting Chan, To-Wai Leung, Anne W M Lee
There is no standard third-line or further systemic treatment for patients with inoperable locoregionally advanced recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Metronomic oral cyclophosphamide provides an acceptable and cheap option for these heavily pretreated patients who had limited choices. We conducted a prospective phase II single-arm open-label study of metronomic oral cyclophosphamide. Patients with locoregionally advanced recurrent inoperable (rT3/T4, rN2-N3b) or metastatic (rM1) NPC who had Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) (0-2) and had progressed after at least 2 lines of palliative systemic chemotherapy were eligible...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388167/collective-hydration-dynamics-in-some-amino-acid-solutions-a-combined-ghz-thz-spectroscopic-study
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Nirnay Samanta, Debasish Das Mahanta, Samiran Choudhury, Anjan Barman, Rajib Kumar Mitra
A detailed understanding of hydration of amino acids, the building units of protein, is a key step to realize the overall solvation processes in proteins. In the present contribution, we have made a combined GHz (0.2-50) to THz (0.3-2.0) experimental spectroscopic study to investigate the dynamics of water at room temperature in the presence of different amino acids (glycine, L-serine, L-lysine, L-tryptophan, L-arginine, and L-aspartic acid). The THz absorption coefficient, α(ν), of amino acids follows a trend defined by their solvent accessible surface area...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379811/predictors-of-delirium-in-corticosteroid-treated-patients-with-advanced-cancer-an-exploratory-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Naoki Matsuo, Tatsuya Morita, Yoshinobu Matsuda, Kenichiro Okamoto, Yoshihisa Matsumoto, Keisuke Kaneishi, Takuya Odagiri, Hiroki Sakurai, Hideki Katayama, Ichiro Mori, Hirohide Yamada, Hiroaki Watanabe, Taro Yokoyama, Takashi Yamaguchi, Tomohiro Nishi, Akemi Shirado, Shuji Hiramoto, Toshio Watanabe, Hiroyuki Kohara, Satofumi Shimoyama, Etsuko Aruga, Mika Baba, Koki Sumita, Satoru Iwase
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroids are often used to treat fatigue and anorexia, but occasionally produce delirium. Information on the predictors of delirium in corticosteroid-treated cancer patients remains limited. OBJECTIVE: To identify potential factors predicting the development of delirium in corticosteroid-treated cancer patients. DESIGN: An exploratory, multicenter, prospective, observational study. SETTING/SUBJECTS: Inclusion criteria for this study were patients who had metastatic or locally advanced cancer and a fatigue or anorexia intensity score of 4 or more on a 0-10 Numerical Rating Scale...
April 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373469/nab-paclitaxel-and-gemcitabine-in-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-the-one-year-experience-of-the-national-cancer-institute-of-naples
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Alessandro Ottaiano, Monica Capozzi, Chiara DE Divitiis, Claudia VON Arx, Elena DI Girolamo, Guglielmo Nasti, Ernesta Cavalcanti, Fabiana Tatangelo, Giovanni Romano, Antonio Avallone, Salvatore Tafuto
BACKGROUND: Pancreas adenocarcinoma is the sixth cause of cancer-related death worldwide with an increasing mortality in the Western countries. Recently, the association between nab-paclitaxel (nab-P) and gemcitabine (GEM) has significantly improved progression-free and overall survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients affected by metastatic pancreas adenocarcinoma were treated at the Department of Abdominal Oncology of the National Cancer Institute of Naples from July 2015 to July 2016 with nab-P at 125 mg per square meter of body-surface area followed by GEM at 1,000 mg per square meter on days 1, 8 and 15 every 4 weeks...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365172/segmental-yttrium-90-radioembolization-versus-segmental-chemoembolization-for-localized-hepatocellular-carcinoma-results-of-a-single-center-retrospective-propensity-score-matched-study
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Siddharth A Padia, Guy E Johnson, Kathryn J Horton, Christopher R Ingraham, Matthew J Kogut, Sharon Kwan, Sandeep Vaidya, Wayne L Monsky, James O Park, Renuka Bhattacharya, Daniel S Hippe, William P Harris
PURPOSE: To compare segmental radioembolization with segmental chemoembolization for localized, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) not amenable to ablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a single-center, retrospective study (2010-2015), 101 patients with 132 tumors underwent segmental radioembolization, and 77 patients with 103 tumors underwent segmental doxorubicin-based drug-eluting embolic or conventional chemoembolization. Patients receiving chemoembolization had worse performance status (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group 0, 76% vs 56%; P = ...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356749/adrenalectomy-does-not-improve-survival-rates-of-patients-with-solitary-adrenal-metastasis-from-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Shao-Hong Huang, Qing-Lei Kong, Xue-Xia Chen, Jin-Yuan He, Jie Qin, Zhuang-Gui Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Several case reports and studies have suggested that there is an increased survival rate for patients who undergo resection of solitary adrenal metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study aimed to investigate whether NSCLC patients with solitary adrenal metastasis could gain a higher survival rate after adrenalectomy (ADX) when compared with those patients undergoing nonsurgical treatment, and to investigate the potential prognostic factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 1,302 NSCLC inpatients' data from 2001 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed to identify those with solitary adrenal metastasis...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355079/ultrafast-charge-transfer-between-light-absorber-and-co3o4-water-oxidation-catalyst-across-molecular-wires-embedded-in-silica-membrane
#18
Eran Edri, Jason K Cooper, Ian D Sharp, Dirk M Guldi, Heinz Frei
The mechanism of visible light-induced hole transfer from a molecular light absorber, in the form of a free-base porphyrin, coupled to a Co3O4 nanoparticle catalyst for water oxidation by a molecular wire (p-oligo(phenylenevinylene) featuring three aryl units) is investigated by transient absorption spectroscopy. The wires are covalently anchored on the Co3O4 surface and embedded in a dense, yet ultrathin (2 nm), silica layer that separates light absorber and catalyst. The porphyrin is electrostatically adsorbed on the silica surface, and aqueous colloidal solutions of the core-shell particles are used for transient optical measurements...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353038/a-scoring-system-to-guide-the-decision-for-a-new-systemic-treatment-after-at-least-two-lines-of-palliative-chemotherapy-for-metastatic-cancers-a-prospective-study
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Brice Chanez, François Bertucci, Marine Gilabert, Anne Madroszyk, Frédérique Rousseau, Delphine Perrot, Patrice Viens, Jean-Luc Raoul
PURPOSE: A four-parameter score has been identified as associated with overall survival (OS) in patients with advanced cancer with an estimated survival inferior to 6 months. Here, we tested its prognostic value for OS in patients who had received more than two lines of systemic therapy. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients with advanced cancer who were going to receive a third or more therapeutic line outside classical clinical guidelines. The four parameters (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status, number of metastatic sites, serum LDH, and serum albumin) were collected at baseline, allowing to calculate the score, which sorted the patients in three groups, A, B, and C (low, intermediate, and high score, respectively)...
March 28, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330462/prospective-phase-ii-trial-of-everolimus-in-pik3ca-amplification-mutation-and-or-pten-loss-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-refractory-to-standard-therapy
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Seung Tae Kim, Jeeyun Lee, Se Hoon Park, Joon Oh Park, Young Suk Park, Won Ki Kang, Ho Yeong Lim
BACKGROUND: We designed a single-arm, open-label phase II trial of everolimus in PIK3CA amplification/mutation and/or PTEN loss patients with advanced solid tumors refractory to standard therapy (#NCT02449538). METHODS: Everolimus was administered orally at a daily dose of 10 mg continuously (28-day cycles). Treatment was continued until progression of the disease or intolerable toxicity was observed. Based on Simon's two-stage optimal design, 10 patients were treated with everolimus during the first stage...
March 23, 2017: BMC Cancer
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