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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919784/durable-complete-remission-of-poor-performance-status-metastatic-lung-adenocarcinoma-patient-treated-with-second-line-erlotinib-a-case-report
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Dragana Jovanovic, Ruza Stevic, Marta Velinovic, Milica Kontic, Dragana Maric, Jelena Spasic, Davorin Radosavljevic
This paper presents a rare case of an elderly patient treated with erlotinib for disseminated lung adenocarcinoma with poor performance status (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status [PS]3). This treatment led to a long duration of complete remission according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors 1.1 - almost 7 years (81 months) of progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of 10 years by March 2017. The treatment with erlotinib started in September 2008 and it was well tolerated with no adverse effects...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879621/survival-analysis-of-advanced-hcc-treated-with-radioembolization-comparing-impact-of-clinical-performance-status-versus-vascular-invasion-metastases
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Rehan Ali, Ahmed Gabr, Nadine Abouchaleh, Ali Al Asadi, Ronald A Mora, Laura Kulik, Michael Abecassis, Ahsun Riaz, Riad Salem, Robert J Lewandowski
PURPOSE: In this study, we aim to compare the effects of prognostic indicators on survival analysis for Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) C patients undergoing yttrium-90 radioembolization (Y-90). METHODS: A prospectively acquired database (2003-2017) for BCLC C hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients that underwent radioembolization with Y-90 was searched. The criteria for BCLC C status (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) of 1 or 2, metastases, and/or portal vein thrombosis (PVT)) were recorded...
September 6, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867732/comparison-between-antiemetic-effects-of-palonosetron-and-granisetron-on-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-in-japanese-patients-treated-with-r-chop
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Mayako Uchida, Yasuo Mori, Tsutomu Nakamura, Koji Kato, Kenjiro Kamezaki, Katsuto Takenaka, Motoaki Shiratsuchi, Kaori Kadoyama, Toshihiro Miyamoto, Koichi Akashi
In the present study, the antiemetic effect of palonosetron, not combined with dexamethasone and aprepitant, on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting was evaluated in patients with malignant lymphoma receiving first-line rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) therapy, and was compared to that of granisetron. A total of 74 patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma were included in this study (April 2007 to December 2015). Palonosetron (0.75 mg) or granisetron (3 mg) was intravenously administered before R-CHOP therapy...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867314/prognostic-factors-and-comparison-of-conservative-treatment-percutaneous-verteroplasty-and-open-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-spinal-metastases-from-lung-cancer
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Si-Zhen Yang, Yu Tang, Ying Zhang, Wu-Gui Chen, Jing Sun, Tong-Wei Chu
BACKGROUND: Spinal metastases from lung cancer could result in life-threatening consequences. Few studies report the prognostic factors and compare different treatments in patients with spinal metastases from lung cancer. METHODS: From 2005 to 2014, we retrospectively reviewed and studied 140 patients with spinal metastases from lung cancer according to different treatments. To estimate overall survival and identify prognostic factors for survival, the Kaplan-Meier method and Cox regression analysis were adopted...
August 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841909/docetaxel-cisplatin-and-5-fluorouracil-dcf-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-or-unresectable-locally-recurrent-anal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-phase-ii-study-of-french-interdisciplinary-gercor-and-ffcd-groups-epitopes-hpv02-study
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Stefano Kim, Marine Jary, Thierry André, Véronique Vendrely, Bruno Buecher, Eric François, François-Clément Bidard, Sarah Dumont, Emmanuelle Samalin, Didier Peiffert, Simon Pernot, Nabil Baba-Hamed, Farid El Hajbi, Olivier Bouché, Jérôme Desrame, Aurélie Parzy, Mustapha Zoubir, Christophe Louvet, Jean-Baptiste Bachet, Thierry Nguyen, Meher Ben Abdelghani, Denis Smith, Christelle De La Fouchardière, Thomas Aparicio, Jaafar Bennouna, Jean-Marc Gornet, Marion Jacquin, Franck Bonnetain, Christophe Borg
BACKGROUND: The squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA) is a rare disease, but its incidence is markedly increasing. About 15% of patients are diagnosed at metastatic stage, and more than 20% with a localized disease treated by chemoradiotherapy (CRT) will recur. In advanced SCCA, cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (CF) combination is the standard option but complete response is a rare event and the prognosis remains poor with most disease progression occurring within the first 12 months...
August 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830378/prognostic-impact-of-a-new-score-using-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratios-in-the-serum-and-malignant-pleural-effusion-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Yong Seok Lee, Hae-Seong Nam, Jun Hyeok Lim, Jung Soo Kim, Yeonsook Moon, Jae Hwa Cho, Jeong-Seon Ryu, Seung Min Kwak, Hong Lyeol Lee
BACKGROUNDS: Various studies have reported that the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in the serum (sNLR) may serve as a cost-effective and useful prognostic factor in patients with various cancer types. However, no study has reported the prognostic impact of the NLR in malignant pleural effusion (MPE). To address this gap, we investigated the clinical impact of NLR as a prognostic factor in MPE (mNLR) and a new scoring system that use NLRs in the serum and MPE (smNLR score) in lung cancer patients...
August 22, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828458/ultrafast-excited-state-relaxation-of-a-binuclear-ag-i-phosphine-complex-in-gas-phase-and-solution
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S V Kruppa, F Bäppler, W Klopper, S P Walg, W R Thiel, R Diller, C Riehn
The binuclear complex [Ag2(dcpm)2](PF6)2 (dcpm = bis(dicyclohexylphosphino)methane) exhibits a structure with a close silver-silver contact mediated by the bridging ligand and thus a weak argentophilic interaction. Upon electronic excitation this cooperative effect is strongly increased and determines the optical and luminescence properties of the compound. We have studied here the ultrafast electronic dynamics in parallel in gas phase by transient photodissociation and in solution by transient absorption. In particular, we report the diverse photofragmentation pathways of isolated [Ag2(dcpm)2](2+) in an ion trap and its gas phase UV photodissociation spectrum...
August 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814751/comparison-of-chronic-physical-and-emotional-social-defeat-stress-effects-on-mesocorticolimbic-circuit-activation-and-voluntary-consumption-of-morphine
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S E Cooper, M Kechner, D Caraballo-Pérez, S Kaska, A J Robison, M S Mazei-Robison
Chronic social defeat stress (CSDS) is a well-established rodent model of depression that induces persistent social avoidance. CSDS triggers molecular adaptations throughout the mesocorticolimbic reward circuit, including changes in the activity of dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA), that may also influence drug reward. One limitation of traditional, physical CSDS (PS) is that injury complicates the study of opiate drugs like morphine. Thus, we sought to characterize a variation of CSDS, termed emotional CSDS (ES), that eliminates this confound...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814072/molecular-dynamics-study-of-polystyrene-b-poly-ethylene-oxide-asymmetric-diblock-copolymer-systems
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M Dobies, M Makrocka-Rydzyk, J Jenczyk, M Jarek, R J Spontak, S Jurga
Two polystyrene-b-poly(ethylene oxide) (PS-b-PEO) diblock copolymers differing in molecular mass (49 and 78 kDa) but possessing the same PEO cylindrical morphology are examined to elucidate their molecular dynamics. Of particular interest here is the molecular motion of the PEO blocks involved in the rigid amorphous fraction (RAF). An analysis of complementary thermal calorimetry and X-ray scattering data confirms the presence of microphase-separated morphology as well as semicrystalline structure in each copolymer...
August 29, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801802/does-dose-modification-affect-efficacy-of-first-line-pazopanib-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Paolo Grassi, Elena Verzoni, Raffaele Ratta, Luca Porcu, Michele Prisciandaro, Alessia Mennitto, Giuseppina Calareso, Filippo de Braud, Giuseppe Procopio
BACKGROUND: Pazopanib is a standard treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), and 800 mg/daily is considered the optimal dose. However, some patients require dose modification because of toxicity. Whether a reduced dose of pazopanib is as effective as the standard dose in achieving clinical benefit remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to conduct a retrospective analysis to investigate the clinical effect of different therapeutic doses of first-line pazopanib in patients with mRCC...
August 11, 2017: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800236/inorganic-nanoparticle-induced-morphological-transition-for-confined-self-assembly-of-block-copolymers-within-emulsion-droplets
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Yan Zhang, Yun He, Nan Yan, Yutian Zhu, Yuexin Hu
Recently, it has been reported that the incorporation of functional inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) into the three-dimensional (3D) confined self-assembly of block copolymers (BCPs) creates the unique nanostructured hybrid composites, which can not only introduce new functions to BCPs but also induce some interesting morphological transitions of BCPs. In the current study, we systematically investigate the cooperative self-assembly of a series of size-controlled and surface chemistry-tunable gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and polystyrene-b-poly(2-vinylpyridine) (PS-b-P2VP) diblock copolymer within the emulsion droplets...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793206/a-model-for-viral-assembly-around-an-explicit-rna-sequence-generates-an-implicit-fitness-landscape
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Eric Charles Dykeman
Previously, a stochastic model of single-stranded RNA virus assembly was created to model the cooperative effects between capsid proteins and genomic RNA that would occur in a packaging signal-mediated assembly process. In such an assembly scenario, multiple secondary structural elements from within the RNA, termed "packaging signals" (PS), contact coat proteins and facilitate efficient capsid assembly. In this work, the assembly model is extended to incorporate explicit nucleotide sequence information as well as simple aspects of RNA folding that would be occurring during the RNA/capsid coassembly process...
August 8, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769793/in-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-platinum-based-treated-patients-herbal-treatment-improves-the-quality-of-life-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Huiru Guo, Jia X Liu, Hegen Li, Jan P A Baak
Background: According to clinical experience, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs added to platinum-based therapy (PBT) improve the Quality of Life (QOL) in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, but this must be prospectively validated. Patients and Methods: Based on clinical impressions regarding the effect of adding TCM herbs to platinum-based chemotherapy, we anticipated that 2 × 21 patients would be sufficient to obtain significant results with an α < 0.05 and power (1 - β) of 90%...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740665/decrease-in-performance-status-after-lobectomy-mean-poor-prognosis-in-elderly-lung-cancer-patients
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Yo Kawaguchi, Jun Hanaoka, Yasuhiko Oshio, Masayuki Hashimoto, Tomoyuki Igarashi, Yoko Kataoka, Ryosuke Kaku, Yuki Namura, Akira Akazawa
BACKGROUND: Surgery remains the best treatment for obtaining cure in patients with resectable lung cancer, regardless of age. In elderly patients, however, the presumed fear of decreased performance status (PS) after lobectomy has resulted in the delivery of sub-optimal cancer surgery. Surgical decision making for such patients would become easier if post-lobectomy survival benefits and changes in PS were well defined. METHODS: We reviewed patients aged 75 years or older who received lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at our hospital between January 2004 and December 2014...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724419/real-life-clinical-practice-results-with-vinflunine-in-patients-with-relapsed-platinum-treated-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-an-italian-multicenter-study-movie-goirc-01-2014
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Rodolfo Passalacqua, Silvia Lazzarelli, Maddalena Donini, Rodolfo Montironi, Rosa Tambaro, Ugo De Giorgi, Sandro Pignata, Raffaella Palumbo, Giovanni Luca Ceresoli, Gianluca Del Conte, Giuseppe Tonini, Franco Morelli, Franco Nolè, Stefano Panni, Ermanno Rondini, Annalisa Guida, Paolo Andrea Zucali, Laura Doni, Elisa Iezzi, Caterina Caminiti
BACKGROUND: Vinflunine is the only chemotherapeutic agent shown to improve survival in platinum-refractory patients with metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium (TCCU) in a phase III clinical trial, which led to product registration for this indication in Europe. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of vinflunine and to evaluate the prognostic significance of risk factors in a large, unselected cohort of patients with metastatic TCCU treated according to routine clinical practice...
July 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721555/the-value-of-physical-performance-measurements-alongside-assessment-of-sarcopenia-in-predicting-receipt-and-completion-of-planned-treatment-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-an-observational-exploratory-study
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Jemima T Collins, Simon Noble, John Chester, Helen E Davies, William D Evans, Daniel Farewell, Jason F Lester, Diane Parry, Rebecca Pettit, Anthony Byrne
INTRODUCTION: The presence of muscle mass depletion is associated with poor outcomes and survival in cancer. Alongside muscle mass, assessment of muscle strength or physical performance is essential for the diagnosis of sarcopenia. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a prevalent form of cancer with high mortality, and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status (PS) is commonly used to assess patients' suitability for treatment. However, a significant proportion of patients with good PS are unable to complete multidisciplinary team (MDT)-planned treatment...
July 18, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719897/clinical-manifestations-and-prognostic-factors-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-without-hiv
#17
Nobuhiro Asai, Shinji Motojima, Yoshihiro Ohkuni, Ryo Matsunuma, Takuya Iwasaki, Kei Nakashima, Keiji Sogawa, Tamao Nakashita, Norihiro Kaneko
INTRODUCTION: Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) can occur in HIV patients but also in those without HIV (non-HIV PCP) but with other causes of immunodeficiency including malignancy or rheumatic diseases. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: To evaluate the clinical presentation and prognostic factors of non-HIV PCP, we retrospectively reviewed all patients diagnosed as having PCP without HIV at Kameda Medical Center, Chiba, Japan, from January 2005 until June 2012. For the purpose of examining a prognostic factor for non-HIV PCP with 30-day mortality, we compared the characteristics of patients, clinical symptoms, radiological images, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status (PS), and the time from the onset of respiratory symptoms to the start of therapy, in both survival and fatality groups...
July 19, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718335/variability-of-performance-status-assessment-between-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-and-their-physicians
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Alexis D Leal, Cristine Allmer, Matthew J Maurer, Tait D Shanafelt, James R Cerhan, Brian K Link, Carrie A Thompson
This study was conducted to determine the incidence of inter-observer variability in Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) rating between patients with leukemia and lymphoma and their physicians. ECOG PS was assessed at diagnosis by patients and their physicians and stratified by disease subtype, gender, age, disease stage and education. Association between patient- and physician-rated PS and overall survival (OS) was stratified by subtype and prognostic risk score. Overall, 65% of patients and physicians rated PS the same...
July 18, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711749/validation-of-the-korean-version-of-the-breakthrough-pain-assessment-tool-in-cancer-patients
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Jinyoung Shin, Sung Jung Cho, Jungkwon Lee, Youn Seon Choi
CONTEXT: Breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) has not been properly evaluated and treated because there are relatively few available measurements. The breakthrough pain assessment tool (BAT) is currently recognized as a brief, multidimensional, and reliable measurement. OBJECTIVES: To validate the Korean version of the BAT (BAT-K) in adult cancer patients METHODS: We conducted a forward-backward translation and cross-cultural equivalence test. The psychometric properties with 120 cancer patients were assessed using factor analysis, reliability, and validity...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702410/plasmablastic-lymphoma-in-immunocompetent-and-in-immunocompromised-patients-experience-at-a-regional-cancer-centre-in-india
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A H Rudresha, K C Lakshmaiah, Ankit Agarwal, K Govind Babu, D Loknatha, Linu Abraham Jacob, Suresh Babu, K N Lokesh, L K Rajeev
INTRODUCTION: Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare lymphoma associated with immunosuppression. It is strongly associated with immunosuppression (human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]) and often occurs within the oral cavity. PBL is also seen in patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy; however, despite its predisposition for the immunocompromised patients, PBL has been diagnosed in immunocompetent patients. AIM: This study aims to prognostic factors and outcome of PBL in immunocompromised and in immunocompetent patients...
April 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
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