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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793046/validation-of-the-revised-pam-score-in-patients-with-aml-undergoing-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Jan M Middeke, Frederike Kollinger, Henning Baldauf, Friedrich Stölzel, Martin Wermke, Malte von Bonin, Katja Sockel, Cornelia S Link, Raphael Teipel, Christoph Röllig, Christian Thiede, Uwe Platzbecker, Gerhard Ehninger, Martin Bornhäuser, Johannes Schetelig
PURPOSE: Despite recent advances, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) continues to be accompanied by a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Several scores have been developed to predict outcome after HSCT. The PAM score has been recently revised, and utilizes information on patient age, donor type, disease risk, cytomegalovirus (CMV) serostatus of patients and donors, and the forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1). The aim of this study was to analyze the predictive power of the PAM score in an independent, large cohort of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients...
May 21, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792905/together-means-more-happiness-relationship-status-moderates-the-association-between-brain-structure-and-life-satisfaction
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Xingxing Zhu, Kangcheng Wang, Li Chen, Aihua Cao, Qunlin Chen, Junchao Li, Jiang Qiu
Life satisfaction reflects an individual's general evaluation of their overall quality of life. It has been hypothesized that relationship status (i.e. state of intimate relationship such as marriage, unmarried cohabiting, dating with others, single or divorce) may influence individual life satisfaction. However, there is little accessible empirical evidence that allows us to explore this proposition. Using a large sample of young adults (n = 1031) from the Human Connectome Project (HCP), we showed that compared to other relationship statuses (e...
May 21, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792587/child-abuse-potential-in-mothers-with-early-life-maltreatment-borderline-personality-disorder-and-depression
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Katja Dittrich, Katja Boedeker, Dorothea Kluczniok, Charlotte Jaite, Catherine Hindi Attar, Daniel Fuehrer, Sabine C Herpertz, Romuald Brunner, Sibylle Maria Winter, Andreas Heinz, Stefan Roepke, Christine Heim, Felix Bermpohl
BACKGROUND: Early life maltreatment (ELM), borderline personality disorder (BPD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) have been shown to increase the potential of abuse. Emotion regulation is an identified mediator for the association of ELM and BPD with abuse potential. Until now, there has been no study to account for the co-occurrence of these risk factors in one analysis, although BPD and MDD are known as common sequelae of ELM. This is paired with a lack of studies investigating the effects of abuse potential on child well-being...
May 24, 2018: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792485/telephone-assisted-parent-mediated-cbt-for-rural-latino-youth-with-anxiety-a-feasibility-trial
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Denise A Chavira, Cristina Bustos, Maritza Garcia, Francisco Reinosa Segovia, Afshan Baig, Bernardo Ng, Alvaro Camacho
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we tailor a child anxiety cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) program to fit the needs of rural Latino/a Spanish-speaking families and examine the feasibility, acceptability, tolerability, and safety of this intervention using 2 modes of service delivery. METHOD: Children (n = 31; age 8-13) with anxiety disorders were recruited from primary care settings and randomized to 1 of 2 modes of parent-mediated CBT bibliotherapy: (1) telephone-delivered, therapist-assisted bibliotherapy (TTB; n = 15), and (2) a more minimal contact, self-directed, bibliotherapy condition (SB; n = 16)...
May 24, 2018: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792241/efficacy-of-digital-cbt-for-insomnia-to-reduce-depression-across-demographic-groups-a-randomized-trial
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Philip Cheng, Annemarie I Luik, Cynthia Fellman-Couture, Edward Peterson, Christine L M Joseph, Gabriel Tallent, Kieulinh Michelle Tran, Brian K Ahmedani, Timothy Roehrs, Thomas Roth, Christopher L Drake
BACKGROUND: Insomnia and depression are highly comorbid and mutually exacerbate clinical trajectories and outcomes. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) effectively reduces both insomnia and depression severity, and can be delivered digitally. This could substantially increase the accessibility to CBT-I, which could reduce the health disparities related to insomnia; however, the efficacy of digital CBT-I (dCBT-I) across a range of demographic groups has not yet been adequately examined...
May 24, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792227/integrated-time-course-omics-analysis-distinguishes-immediate-therapeutic-response-from-acquired-resistance
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Genevieve Stein-O'Brien, Luciane T Kagohara, Sijia Li, Manjusha Thakar, Ruchira Ranaweera, Hiroyuki Ozawa, Haixia Cheng, Michael Considine, Sandra Schmitz, Alexander V Favorov, Ludmila V Danilova, Joseph A Califano, Evgeny Izumchenko, Daria A Gaykalova, Christine H Chung, Elana J Fertig
BACKGROUND: Targeted therapies specifically act by blocking the activity of proteins that are encoded by genes critical for tumorigenesis. However, most cancers acquire resistance and long-term disease remission is rarely observed. Understanding the time course of molecular changes responsible for the development of acquired resistance could enable optimization of patients' treatment options. Clinically, acquired therapeutic resistance can only be studied at a single time point in resistant tumors...
May 23, 2018: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792175/pulse-actinomycin-d-as-first-line-treatment-of-low-risk-post-molar-non-choriocarcinoma-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasia
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Lei Li, Xirun Wan, Fengzhi Feng, Tong Ren, Junjun Yang, Jun Zhao, Fang Jiang, Yang Xiang
BACKGROUND: Little data exists predicting the resistance to actinomycin D (Act-D) single-agent for gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). The objective was to determine the overall success of pulse Act-D and the factors predictive of resistance to pulse Act-D in the treatment of low-risk, non-choriocarcinoma post-molar GTN. METHODS: From January 2013 to October 2016, according to the FIGO criteria for the diagnosis of post-molar disease and the FIGO risk-factor scoring system for GTN, a total of 135 patients with post-molar non-choriocarcinoma GTN who were chemotherapy-naive with a FIGO score < 7 were treated with single-agent pulse Act-D as a first-line regimen, in Peking Union Medical College Hospital...
May 23, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792169/use-of-synthetic-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-in-patients-with-iga-nephropathy
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Bhanu Prasad, Shelley Giebel, Michelle C E McCarron, Nelson Leung
BACKGROUND: Synthetic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) has been demonstrated to be effective in patients with membranous nephropathy, minimal change disease and some histological subtypes of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Its clinical impact in patients with IgA nephropathy is currently unclear. CASE PRESENTATION: In this report, we describe the clinical use of ACTH in patients with IgA nephropathy. Three female patients (24-44 years) with overt proteinuria received intramuscular (IM) ACTH for varying time periods (8-14 months)...
May 23, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791782/obesity-leads-to-impairments-in-the-morphology-and-organization-of-human-skeletal-muscle-lipid-droplets-and-mitochondrial-networks-which-are-resolved-with-gastric-bypass-surgery-induced-improvements-in-insulin-sensitivity
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Marianne D Kristensen, Signe M Petersen, Kjestine E Møller, Michael T Lund, Merethe Hansen, Christina N Hansen, Julie Courraud, Jørn W Helge, Flemming Dela, Clara Prats
AIMS: Skeletal muscle lipid stores and mitochondrial function have been appointed as key players in obesity-induced insulin resistance. However, there are conflicting reports in the literature based on in vitro quantitative measurements. Here we test the hypothesis that it is not the quantity but the quality that matters. METHODS: The present study combines quantitative and qualitative structural measurements of lipid stores and mitochondrial dynamics in skeletal muscle from lean subjects, and subjects with morbid obesity, with and without type 2 diabetes, before and after gastric bypass surgery...
May 23, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791768/vaccine-immunotherapy-with-arnax-induces-tumor-specific-memory-t-cells-and-durable-anti-tumor-immunity-in-mouse-models
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Yohei Takeda, Sumito Yoshida, Ken Takashima, Noriko Ishii-Mugikura, Hiroaki Shime, Tsukasa Seya, Misako Matsumoto
Immunological checkpoint blockade therapies benefit a limited population of cancer patients. We have previously shown that vaccine immunotherapy with TLR3-adjuvant and tumor antigen overcomes anti-programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) resistance in mouse tumor models. In this study, four different OVA-expressing tumor cell lines were implanted into syngeneic mice and subjected to antitumor immunotherapy using ARNAX and whole OVA protein. ARNAX is a Toll-like receptor 3-specific agonist that does not activate the MAVS pathway, and thus does not induce systemic inflammation...
May 23, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791180/-heart-transplantation-and-follow-up-treatment-with-al-amyloidosis-in-5-patients
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Zdeněk Adam, Eva Ozábalová, Petr Němec, Helena Bedáňová, Milan Kuman, Jan Krejčí, Lenka Špinarová, Víta Žampachová, Zdeňka Čermáková, Luděk Pour, Marta Krejčí, Viera Sanecká, Martin Štork, Tomáš Pika, Jan Straub, Dagmar Adamová, Yvetta Stavařová, Zdeněk Král, Jiří Mayer
The prognosis for patients with cardiac impairment due to AL-amyloid deposition and severe cardiac insufficiency is poor, with a survival median in the order of months. The classical treatment of AL-amyloidosis in combination with cardiac insufficiency is very poorly tolerated and the treatment of such patients is associated with considerably higher mortality than among other patients with AL-amyloidosis. If, however, patients with an isolated or another dominating cardiac impairment, without severe damage to other organs and tissues, have a heart transplant performed, their cardiovascular condition will significantly improve as a result, along with their ability to tolerate any kind of treatment for AL-amyloidosis including that using high-dose chemotherapy with a transplant of autologous hematopoietic stem cells...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790934/pediatric-pituitary-adenomas-early-and-long-term-surgical-outcome-in-a-series-of-85-consecutive-patients
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Lina Raffaella Barzaghi, Marco Losa, Jody Filippo Capitanio, Luigi Albano, Giovanna Weber, Pietro Mortini
BACKGROUND: Young age has been reported as a negative prognostic factor for pituitary adenomas (PAs). They are very uncommon in children and adolescents; therefore, surgical outcomes are poorly described. OBJECTIVE: To report results of microsurgical transsphenoidal approach (MTSA) in pediatric PAs. METHODS: The study retrospectively analyzed 3040 PAs treated in our institute, according to the adenoma subtype and then divided into pediatric (≤18 yr) and adult groups (>18 yr)...
May 22, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790695/elevated-beta-thromboglobulin-and-mean-platelet-volume-levels-may-show-persistent-platelet-activation-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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Seyit Uyar, Gul Babacan Abanonu, Seval Masatlioglu Pehlevan, Cumali Karatoprak, Meral Ulukoylu Menguc, Alper Daskin, Suleyman Dolu, Refik Demirtunc
BACKGROUND: Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have an increased risk of thrombotic events. Platelets become more active and they enlarge to release proteins from alpha granules for aggregation during the plaque formation period. Beta-thromboglobulin is one of the proteins released from alpha-granules when platelets are activated and used as a marker of platelet activation in vivo. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the plasma levels of beta-thromoglobulin and mean platelet volume as markers of the presence of platelet activation in systemic lupus erythematosus patients compared with healthy controls...
May 17, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790676/gemcitabine-and-cisplatin-regimen-facilitates-prognosis-of-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Qiongxuan Li, Zhi Yin, Tingting Wang, Lizhang Chen, Zhanzhan Li
This study was conducted to assess the efficacy and adverse effects of GP (gemcitabine + cisplatin) regimen and FP (fluouracil + cisplatin) regimen in treatment of advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Systematic online searches were performed in PubMed, Web of Sciences, China Knowledge Infrastructure and Weipu from the inception to November 15, 2017. Potential studies were assessed using the Cochrane risk of bias scale. Statistical analyses were performed on Stata 14.0 and RevMan 5.3. Finally, twelve studies entered final qualitative synthesis and quantitative analysis...
May 23, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790586/pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-model-for-analysis-of-adalimumab-administered-for-crohn-s-disease
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Koji Kimura, Atsushi Yoshida, Risa Takayanagi, Yasuhiko Yamada
Adalimumab (ADA) is used as a therapeutic agent for Crohn's disease (CD). Although that dosage regimen has been established through clinical trial experience, it has not been analyzed theoretically. In the present study, we analyzed of sequential changes of the Crohn's disease activity index (CDAI) after repeated administrations of ADA using a pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic model. In addition, we analyzed the validity of the dosage regimen, and potential efficacy gained by increasing the dose and reducing the interval of administration...
May 23, 2018: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790303/association-between-reappearance-of-myeloperoxidase-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-and-relapse-in-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-subgroup-analysis-of-nationwide-prospective-cohort-studies
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Haruki Watanabe, Ken-Ei Sada, Yoshinori Matsumoto, Masayoshi Harigai, Koichi Amano, Hiroaki Dobashi, Shouichi Fujimoto, Joichi Usui, Kunihiro Yamagata, Tatsuya Atsumi, Shogo Banno, Takahiko Sugihara, Yoshihiro Arimura, Seiichi Matsuo, Hirofumi Makino
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical links between levels of myeloperoxidase (MPO)-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) and relapse in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) using a data set from two nationwide prospective cohort studies. METHODS: From the cohort studies, 477 MPO-ANCA positive patients, who achieved remission during the 6 months after remission induction therapy, were enrolled. We measured MPO-ANCA levels at months 0, 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, and at the time of relapse...
May 22, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790276/combination-therapy-with-intensive-granulocyte-and-monocyte-adsorptive-apheresis-plus-ustekinumab-in-patients-with-refractory-crohn-s-disease
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Satoshi Tanida, Tsutomu Mizoshita, Keiji Ozeki, Takahito Katano, Mamoru Tanaka, Hirotada Nishie, Takaya Shimura, Yasuyuki Okamoto, Eiji Kubota, Hiromi Kataoka, Takashi Joh
Ustekinumab is applied to induce clinical remission in patients with Crohn's disease. Granulocyte and monocyte absorptive apheresis depletes activated myeloid lineage leukocytes and has been applied for active Crohn's disease. This study retrospectively examined the efficacy and safety of combining intensive granulocyte and monocyte absorptive apheresis and ustekinumab for remission induction therapy in refractory Crohn's disease. Between June and September 2017, three consecutive cases (two females) with refractory Crohn's disease were treated with intensive granulocyte and monocyte absorptive apheresis plus ustekinumab...
May 23, 2018: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789917/comparison-of-clinical-profiles-in-patients-with-protein-losing-enteropathy-with-and-without-fontan-circulation
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Shin Ono, Hideo Ohuchi, Aya Miyazaki, Osamu Yamada
Protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) is a life-threatening complication in patients following the Fontan operation. However, PLE also develops in some patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) after biventricular repair (BVR). This study compared clinical profiles of PLE patients following the Fontan operation with those after BVR. We retrospectively reviewed clinical charts of postoperative CHD patients with PLE. The study population comprised 42 PLE patients (14BVR, 28Fontan). Postoperative follow-up period until onset was significantly shorter in the Fontan group than in the BVR group (14 ± 2 vs...
May 22, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789765/successful-salvage-treatment-of-refractory-recurrence-of-maxillary-sinus-carcinoma-using-image-guided-high-dose-rate-interstitial-brachytherapy
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Yin Zhang, Ning Wu, Zhipeng Zhao, Qianqian Chen, Guanghui Cheng
This case report illustrates a treatment effect of image-guided high-dose-rate (HDR) interstitial brachytherapy for refractory recurrence of maxillary sinus carcinoma. A 61-year-old male was previously admitted to another hospital and received surgery because of left maxillary sinus squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) 6 years ago. Tumor regrowth was noted 2 years after the initial radical surgery. The patient accepted local excision again for the recurrence, followed by external beam radiotherapy. Despite salvage treatment with surgery and external irradiation, the lesion expanded as 4...
April 2018: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789628/targetable-vulnerabilities-in-t-and-nk-cell-lymphomas-identified-through-preclinical-models
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Samuel Y Ng, Noriaki Yoshida, Amanda L Christie, Mahmoud Ghandi, Neekesh V Dharia, Joshua Dempster, Mark Murakami, Kay Shigemori, Sara N Morrow, Alexandria Van Scoyk, Nicolas A Cordero, Kristen E Stevenson, Maneka Puligandla, Brian Haas, Christopher Lo, Robin Meyers, Galen Gao, Andrew Cherniack, Abner Louissaint, Valentina Nardi, Aaron R Thorner, Henry Long, Xintao Qiu, Elizabeth A Morgan, David M Dorfman, Danilo Fiore, Julie Jang, Alan L Epstein, Ahmet Dogan, Yanming Zhang, Steven M Horwitz, Eric D Jacobsen, Solimar Santiago, Jian-Guo Ren, Vincent Guerlavais, D Allen Annis, Manuel Aivado, Mansoor N Saleh, Amitkumar Mehta, Aviad Tsherniak, David Root, Francisca Vazquez, William C Hahn, Giorgio Inghirami, Jon C Aster, David M Weinstock, Raphael Koch
T- and NK-cell lymphomas (TCL) are a heterogenous group of lymphoid malignancies with poor prognosis. In contrast to B-cell and myeloid malignancies, there are few preclinical models of TCLs, which has hampered the development of effective therapeutics. Here we establish and characterize preclinical models of TCL. We identify multiple vulnerabilities that are targetable with currently available agents (e.g., inhibitors of JAK2 or IKZF1) and demonstrate proof-of-principle for biomarker-driven therapies using patient-derived xenografts (PDXs)...
May 22, 2018: Nature Communications
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