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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213943/a-phase-2-safety-study-of-accelerated-elotuzumab-infusion-over-less-than-1-hour-in-combination-with-lenalidomide-and-dexamethasone-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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James Berenson, Robert Manges, Suprith Badarinath, Alan Cartmell, Kristi McIntyre, Roger Lyons, Wael Harb, Hesham Mohamed, Ali Nourbakhsh, Robert Rifkin
Elotuzumab, an immunostimulatory SLAMF7-targeting monoclonal antibody, induces myeloma cell death with minimal effects on normal tissue. In a previous phase 3 study in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), elotuzumab (10 mg/kg, ∼3-hour infusion), combined with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, demonstrated durable efficacy and acceptable safety; 10% (33/321) of patients had infusion reactions (IRs; Grade 1/2: 29; Grade 3: 4). This phase 2 study (NCT02159365) investigated an accelerated infusion schedule in 70 patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma or RRMM...
February 18, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206898/fluoride-varnish-applications-in-preschoolers-and-dental-fluorosis-in-permanent-incisors-results-of-a-nested-cohort-study-within-a-clinical-trial
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Ana Paula Pires Dos Santos, Marcella Cristina Bordallo Malta, Mirian de Waele Souchois de Marsillac, Branca Heloisa de Oliveira
PURPOSE: To compare the prevalence and severity of fluorosis in the permanent maxillary incisors of children who had participated in a two-year randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial on fluoride varnish application in the primary dentition and to assess children's esthetic perception of their teeth. METHODS: Parents of 200 one- to four-year-old children who had received biannual applications of fluoride or placebo varnish were contacted four years after the end of the trial...
October 15, 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205073/multi-modality-imaging-bird-s-eye-view-from-the-2016-american-heart-association-scientific-sessions
#3
Wael A AlJaroudi, Steven G Lloyd, Farooq A Chaudhry, Fadi G Hage
This review summarizes key imaging studies that were presented in the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016 related to the fields of nuclear cardiology, cardiac computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance, and echocardiography. This bird's eye view will inform readers about multiple studies from these different modalities. We hope that this general overview will be useful for those that did not attend the conference as well as to those that did since it is often difficult to get exposure to many abstracts at large meetings...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203409/practice-patterns-in-venous-thromboembolism-vte-prophylaxis-in-thoracic-surgery-a-comprehensive-canadian-delphi-survey
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John Agzarian, Lori-Ann Linkins, Laura Schneider, Waël C Hanna, Christian J Finley, Colin Schieman, Marc De Perrot, Mark Crowther, James Douketis, Yaron Shargall
BACKGROUND: The incidence of venous thromboembolic events (VTE) after resection of thoracic malignancies can reach 15%, but prophylaxis guidelines are yet to be established. We aimed to survey Canadian practitioners regarding perioperative risk factors for VTE, impact of those factors on extended prophylaxis selection, type of preferred prophylaxis, and timing of initiation and duration of thromboprophylaxis. METHODS: A modified Delphi survey was undertaken over three rounds with thoracic surgeons, thoracic anesthesiologists and thrombosis experts across Canada...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197385/prognostic-and-predictive-aspects-of-the-tumor-immune-microenvironment-and-immune-checkpoints-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#5
Elly Marcq, Vasiliki Siozopoulou, Jorrit De Waele, Jonas van Audenaerde, Karen Zwaenepoel, Eva Santermans, Niel Hens, Patrick Pauwels, Jan P van Meerbeeck, Evelien L J Smits
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer with a poor prognosis and an increasing incidence, for which novel therapeutic strategies are urgently required. Since the immune system has been described to play a presumed role in the protection against MPM, characterization of its tumor immune microenvironment (TME) and immune checkpoints can identify new immunotherapeutic targets and their predictive and/or prognostic value. To characterize the TME and the immune checkpoint expression profile, we performed immunohistochemistry (IHC) on formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue sections from 54 MPM patients (40 at time of diagnosis; 14 treated with chemotherapy)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197285/percutaneous-intervention-of-a-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-draining-into-left-pulmonary-vein-and-coarctation-of-the-aorta
#6
Saad Al Bugami, Mohammed Althobaiti, Tarek Momenah, Jamilah Alrahimi, Wael Al Kashkari
We describe a 54-year-old male with history of type II DM, hypertension and dyslipidemia during admission for bronchopneumonia discovered to have coarctation of the aorta and a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) draining into the left atrium through the left superior pulmonary vein. The latter was thought to contribute to a transient ischemic attack and an episode of chest pain resulting in ST-segment elevation in the inferior leads. He was treated with coarctation stenting and percutaneous exclusion of the PLSVC with a vascular plug...
August 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195310/the-role-of-healthcare-system-in-dental-check-ups-in-27-european-countries-multilevel-analysis
#7
Shiho Kino, Eduardo Bernabé, Wael Sabbah
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether public expenditure on health and Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) are associated with dental check-ups in European countries. METHODS: Individual data were from Eurobarometer 72.3, 2009 a cross-national survey of 27 European countries. Eligible participants were those aged 18 years and older in 27 European countries. Dental check-ups reflected dental visits for oral examination and getting advice on oral health in the last 12 months...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194727/review-of-cardiovascular-imaging-in-the-journal-of-nuclear-cardiology-in-2016-part-1-of-2-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance
#8
Wael AlJaroudi, Fadi G Hage
Several original articles and editorials have been published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology last year. It has become a tradition at the beginning of each year to summarize some of these key articles (AlJaroudi and Hage in J Nucl Cardiol 22:507-512, 2015, 23:122-130, 2016; Hage and AlJaroudi in J Nucl Cardiol 22:714-719, 2015; 23:493-498, 2016). In this part one, we will discuss some of the progress made in patients with infiltrative disease, cardiomyopathies (non-ischemic, ischemic, and diabetic), hybrid and molecular imaging, using advancement in positron emission tomography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188819/potential-short-term-neurobehavioral-alterations-in-children-associated-with-a-peak-pesticide-spray-season-the-mother-s-day-flower-harvest-in-ecuador
#9
Jose R Suarez-Lopez, Harvey Checkoway, David R Jacobs, Wael K Al-Delaimy, Sheila Gahagan
BACKGROUND: Exposures to cholinesterase inhibitor pesticides (e.g. organophosphates) have been associated with children's neurobehavioral alterations, including attention deficit and impulsivity. Animal studies have observed transient alterations in neurobehavioral performance in relation to cholinesterase inhibitor pesticide exposures; however, limited evidence exists regarding transient effects in humans. METHODS: We estimated the associations between neurobehavioral performance and time after Mother's Day flower harvest (the end of a heightened pesticide usage period) among 308 4-to 9-year-old children living in floricultural communities in Ecuador in 2008 who participated in the ESPINA study...
February 7, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186682/repair-of-torn-avascular-meniscal-cartilage-using-undifferentiated-autologous-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-in-vitro-optimization-to-a-first-in-human-study
#10
Michael R Whitehouse, Nicholas R Howells, Michael C Parry, Eric Austin, Wael Kafienah, Kyla Brady, Allen E Goodship, Jonathan D Eldridge, Ashley W Blom, Anthony P Hollander
Meniscal cartilage tears are common and predispose to osteoarthritis (OA). Most occur in the avascular portion of the meniscus where current repair techniques usually fail. We described previously the use of undifferentiated autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) seeded onto a collagen scaffold (MSC/collagen-scaffold) to integrate meniscal tissues in vitro. Our objective was to translate this method into a cell therapy for patients with torn meniscus, with the long-term goal of delaying or preventing the onset of OA...
December 15, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186445/subdural-hematoma-as-a-major-determinant-of-short-term-outcomes-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Jonathan J Lee, David J Segar, John F Morrison, William M Mangham, Shane Lee, Wael F Asaad
OBJECTIVE Early radiographic findings in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have been studied in hopes of better predicting injury severity and outcome. However, prior attempts have generally not considered the various types of intracranial hemorrhage in isolation and have typically not excluded patients with potentially confounding extracranial injuries. Therefore, the authors examined the associations of various radiographic findings with short-term outcome to assess the potential utility of these findings in future prognostic models...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183803/hexokinase-ii-derived-cell-penetrating-peptide-targets-mitochondria-and-triggers-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells
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Abiy D Woldetsadik, Maria C Vogel, Wael M Rabeh, Mazin Magzoub
Overexpression of mitochondria-bound hexokinase II (HKII) in cancer cells plays an important role in their metabolic reprogramming and protects them against apoptosis, thereby facilitating their growth and proliferation. Here, we show that covalently coupling a peptide that corresponds to the mitochondrial membrane-binding N-terminal domain of HKII (pHK) to a short, penetration-accelerating sequence (PAS) enhances the cellular uptake, mitochondrial localization, and cytotoxicity of the peptide in HeLa cells...
February 9, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181393/blepharocheilodontic-bcd-syndrome-new-insights-on-craniofacial-and-dental-features
#13
Wael Awadh, Anu Kiukkonen, Pekka Nieminen, Sirpa Arte, Kirsti Hurmerinta, David P Rice
Blepharocheilodontic (BCD) syndrome is a rare condition characterized by bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP), eyelid abnormalities, and oligodontia. Despite orofacial clefting and oligodontia being central features of the condition, detailed reports of dental and craniofacial characteristics are scarce. The aim of this study was to analyze the dental and craniofacial features in a group of patients with BCD syndrome (three of which were related). Cephalometric radiographic analyses were performed on BCD syndrome patients (all radiographs taken at age 8 years) and compared to 40 randomly selected age-matched controls (20 non-syndromic BCLP, 20 non-cleft)...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180127/impact-of-fecal-calprotectin-measurement-on-decision-making-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Wael El-Matary, Esmail Abej, Vini Deora, Harminder Singh, Charles N Bernstein
BACKGROUND: The use of fecal calprotectin (FCal) as a marker of intestinal inflammation, in the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of FCal measurements on decision-making and clinical care of children with IBD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, FCal, clinical activity indices, and blood markers were measured in children with established diagnoses of IBD. Pearson correlation coefficient analysis was performed to examine association between FCal and other markers...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177873/prognostic-mutations-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-after-stem-cell-transplantation
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R Coleman Lindsley, Wael Saber, Brenton G Mar, Robert Redd, Tao Wang, Michael D Haagenson, Peter V Grauman, Zhen-Huan Hu, Stephen R Spellman, Stephanie J Lee, Michael R Verneris, Katharine Hsu, Katharina Fleischhauer, Corey Cutler, Joseph H Antin, Donna Neuberg, Benjamin L Ebert
Background Genetic mutations drive the pathogenesis of the myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and are closely associated with clinical phenotype. Therefore, genetic mutations may predict clinical outcomes after allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation. Methods We performed targeted mutational analysis on samples obtained before transplantation from 1514 patients with MDS who were enrolled in the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Repository between 2005 and 2014. We evaluated the association of mutations with transplantation outcomes, including overall survival, relapse, and death without relapse...
9, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175457/326%C3%A2-cerebral-contusions-catalysts-and-counteractants
#16
Joseph Carnevale, David J Segar, Benjamin Drapcho, Cody Doberstein, John F Morrison, Wael Asaad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174619/complete-genome-sequence-of-jiangella-gansuensis-strain-yim-002-t-dsm-44835-t-the-type-species-of-the-genus-jiangella-and-source-of-new-antibiotic-compounds
#17
Jian-Yu Jiao, Lorena Carro, Lan Liu, Xiao-Yang Gao, Xiao-Tong Zhang, Wael N Hozzein, Alla Lapidus, Marcel Huntemann, T B K Reddy, Neha Varghese, Michalis Hadjithomas, Natalia N Ivanova, Markus Göker, Manoj Pillay, Jonathan A Eisen, Tanja Woyke, Hans-Peter Klenk, Nikos C Kyrpides, Wen-Jun Li
Jiangella gansuensis strain YIM 002(T) is the type strain of the type species of the genus Jiangella, which is at the present time composed of five species, and was isolated from desert soil sample in Gansu Province (China). The five strains of this genus are clustered in a monophyletic group when closer actinobacterial genera are used to infer a 16S rRNA gene sequence phylogeny. The study of this genome is part of the GenomicEncyclopedia ofBacteria andArchaea project, and here we describe the complete genome sequence and annotation of this taxon...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168745/the-adaptive-nature-of-protein-residue-networks
#18
Wael I Karain, Nael I Qaraeen
Protein residue networks PRNs are used to describe proteins. These networks are usually based on an average structure for the protein. However, proteins are dynamic entities that are affected by their surroundings. In this work, we study the effect of temperatures above and below the protein dynamical transition temperature(≈200K), on three important network parameters gleaned from weighted PRNs for the solvated β-Lactamase Inhibitory Protein BLIP: the betweenness centrality B, the closeness centrality C, and the clustering coefficient CC...
February 7, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168570/early-enteral-nutrition-in-critically-ill-patients-esicm-clinical-practice-guidelines
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REVIEW
Annika Reintam Blaser, Joel Starkopf, Waleed Alhazzani, Mette M Berger, Michael P Casaer, Adam M Deane, Sonja Fruhwald, Michael Hiesmayr, Carole Ichai, Stephan M Jakob, Cecilia I Loudet, Manu L N G Malbrain, Juan C Montejo González, Catherine Paugam-Burtz, Martijn Poeze, Jean-Charles Preiser, Pierre Singer, Arthur R H van Zanten, Jan De Waele, Julia Wendon, Jan Wernerman, Tony Whitehouse, Alexander Wilmer, Heleen M Oudemans-van Straaten
PURPOSE: To provide evidence-based guidelines for early enteral nutrition (EEN) during critical illness. METHODS: We aimed to compare EEN vs. early parenteral nutrition (PN) and vs. delayed EN. We defined "early" EN as EN started within 48 h independent of type or amount. We listed, a priori, conditions in which EN is often delayed, and performed systematic reviews in 24 such subtopics. If sufficient evidence was available, we performed meta-analyses; if not, we qualitatively summarized the evidence and based our recommendations on expert opinion...
February 6, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164134/diabetes-induced-reactive-oxygen-species-mechanism-of-their-generation-and-role-in-renal-injury
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REVIEW
Selim Fakhruddin, Wael Alanazi, Keith E Jackson
Diabetes induces the onset and progression of renal injury through causing hemodynamic dysregulation along with abnormal morphological and functional nephron changes. The most important event that precedes renal injury is an increase in permeability of plasma proteins such as albumin through a damaged glomerular filtration barrier resulting in excessive urinary albumin excretion (UAE). Moreover, once enhanced UAE begins, it may advance renal injury from progression of abnormal renal hemodynamics, increased glomerular basement membrane (GBM) thickness, mesangial expansion, extracellular matrix accumulation, and glomerulosclerosis to eventual end-stage renal damage...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
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