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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128237/medication-management-in-minnesota-schools-the-need-for-school-nurse-pharmacist-partnerships
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Meg M Little, Sara Eischens, Mary Jo Martin, Susan Nokleby, Laura C Palombi, Cynthia Van Kirk, Jayme van Risseghem, Ya-Feng Wen, Jennifer Koziol Wozniak, Erika Yoney, Randall Seifert
BACKGROUND: Pharmacist participation in school medication management (MM) is minimal. School nurses are responsible for increasingly complex medication administration and management in schools. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to 1) assess the MM needs of school nurses in Minnesota, and 2) determine if and how interprofessional partnerships between nurses and pharmacists might optimize MM for students. METHODS: Researchers from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, School Nurse Organization of Minnesota, and Minnesota Department of Health conducted a 32-item online survey of school nurses...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128147/using-indocyanine-green-extraction-to-predict-liver-function-after-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Krithika Suresh, Dawn Owen, Latifa Bazzi, William Jackson, Randall K Ten Haken, Kyle Cuneo, Mary Feng, Theodore S Lawrence, Matthew J Schipper
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that mid-treatment measures of the retention of indocyanine green after 15 minutes (ICGR15) would improve the prediction of posttreatment liver function in the setting of hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between 2006 and 2015, 144 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma received 175 courses of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Patient data, such as age, sex, portal vein thrombosis, cirrhosis, Child-Pugh (CP) score, prior liver-directed therapies, and liver function tests, including albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) and ICG clearance, and dosimetric data, such as tumor volume and radiation dose, were collected...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111717/discovery-of-a-novel-and-selective-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-ido-1-inhibitor-3-5-fluoro-1h-indol-3-yl-pyrrolidine-2-5-dione-eos200271-pf-06840003-and-its-characterization-as-a-potential-clinical-candidate
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Stefano Crosignani, Patrick Bingham, Pauline Bottemanne, Hélène Cannelle, Sandra Cauwenberghs, Marie Cordonnier, Deepak Dalvie, Frederik Deroose, Jun Li Feng, Bruno Gomes, Samantha Greasley, Stephen E Kaiser, Manfred Kraus, Michel Négrerie, Karen A Maegley, Nichol Miller, Brion W Murray, Manfred Schneider, James Solowiej, Albert E Stewart, Joseph Tumang, Vince R Torti, Benoit Van den Eynde, Martin Wythes
Tumors use tryptophan-catabolizing enzymes such as Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO-1) to induce an immunosuppressive environment. IDO-1 is induced in response to inflammatory stimuli and promotes immune tolerance through effector T-cell anergy and enhanced Treg function. As such, IDO-1 is a nexus for the induction of key immunosuppressive mechanism and represents an important immunotherapeutic target in oncology. Starting from HTS hit 5, IDO-1 inhibitor 6 (EOS200271/PF-06840003) has been developed. SAR around 6 is described and rationalized using the X-ray crystal structure of 6 bound to human IDO-1, which shows that 6, differently from most of the IDO-1 inhibitors described so far, does not bind to the heme iron atom and has a novel binding mode...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101224/readmission-after-pediatric-mental-health-admissions
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Jeremy Y Feng, Sara L Toomey, Alan M Zaslavsky, Mari M Nakamura, Mark A Schuster
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Reducing readmissions is a major health care system goal. There is a gap in our understanding of pediatric readmission patterns after mental health (MH) admissions. With this study, we aimed to characterize the prevalence of readmissions after MH admissions, to identify patient-level factors and costs associated with readmissions, and to assess variation in readmission rates across hospitals. METHODS: Using the 2014 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project all-payer Nationwide Readmissions Database, we conducted a retrospective cohort analysis of 253 309 admissions for 5- to 17-year-olds at acute-care hospitals in 22 states...
November 3, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066120/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-as-an-alternative-to-transarterial-chemoembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Eli Sapir, Yebin Tao, Matthew J Schipper, Latifa Bazzi, Paula M Novelli, Pauline Devlin, Dawn Owen, Kyle C Cuneo, Theodore S Lawrence, Neehar D Parikh, Mary Feng
PURPOSE: To conduct a large single-institution comparison of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) outcomes in similar groups of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 2006 to 2014, 209 patients with 1 to 2 tumors underwent TACE (n=84) to 114 tumors or image guided SBRT (n=125) to 173 tumors. Propensity score analysis with inverse probability of treatment weighting was used to compare outcomes between treatments while adjusting for imbalances in treatment assignment...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059683/association-analysis-identifies-65-new-breast-cancer-risk-loci
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Kyriaki Michailidou, Sara Lindström, Joe Dennis, Jonathan Beesley, Shirley Hui, Siddhartha Kar, Audrey Lemaçon, Penny Soucy, Dylan Glubb, Asha Rostamianfar, Manjeet K Bolla, Qin Wang, Jonathan Tyrer, Ed Dicks, Andrew Lee, Zhaoming Wang, Jamie Allen, Renske Keeman, Ursula Eilber, Juliet D French, Xiao Qing Chen, Laura Fachal, Karen McCue, Amy E McCart Reed, Maya Ghoussaini, Jason S Carroll, Xia Jiang, Hilary Finucane, Marcia Adams, Muriel A Adank, Habibul Ahsan, Kristiina Aittomäki, Hoda Anton-Culver, Natalia N Antonenkova, Volker Arndt, Kristan J Aronson, Banu Arun, Paul L Auer, François Bacot, Myrto Barrdahl, Caroline Baynes, Matthias W Beckmann, Sabine Behrens, Javier Benitez, Marina Bermisheva, Leslie Bernstein, Carl Blomqvist, Natalia V Bogdanova, Stig E Bojesen, Bernardo Bonanni, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Judith S Brand, Hiltrud Brauch, Paul Brennan, Hermann Brenner, Louise Brinton, Per Broberg, Ian W Brock, Annegien Broeks, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Sara Y Brucker, Thomas Brüning, Barbara Burwinkel, Katja Butterbach, Qiuyin Cai, Hui Cai, Trinidad Caldés, Federico Canzian, Angel Carracedo, Brian D Carter, Jose E Castelao, Tsun L Chan, Ting-Yuan David Cheng, Kee Seng Chia, Ji-Yeob Choi, Hans Christiansen, Christine L Clarke, Margriet Collée, Don M Conroy, Emilie Cordina-Duverger, Sten Cornelissen, David G Cox, Angela Cox, Simon S Cross, Julie M Cunningham, Kamila Czene, Mary B Daly, Peter Devilee, Kimberly F Doheny, Thilo Dörk, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Martine Dumont, Lorraine Durcan, Miriam Dwek, Diana M Eccles, Arif B Ekici, A Heather Eliassen, Carolina Ellberg, Mingajeva Elvira, Christoph Engel, Mikael Eriksson, Peter A Fasching, Jonine Figueroa, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Olivia Fletcher, Henrik Flyger, Lin Fritschi, Valerie Gaborieau, Marike Gabrielson, Manuela Gago-Dominguez, Yu-Tang Gao, Susan M Gapstur, José A García-Sáenz, Mia M Gaudet, Vassilios Georgoulias, Graham G Giles, Gord Glendon, Mark S Goldberg, David E Goldgar, Anna González-Neira, Grethe I Grenaker Alnæs, Mervi Grip, Jacek Gronwald, Anne Grundy, Pascal Guénel, Lothar Haeberle, Eric Hahnen, Christopher A Haiman, Niclas Håkansson, Ute Hamann, Nathalie Hamel, Susan Hankinson, Patricia Harrington, Steven N Hart, Jaana M Hartikainen, Mikael Hartman, Alexander Hein, Jane Heyworth, Belynda Hicks, Peter Hillemanns, Dona N Ho, Antoinette Hollestelle, Maartje J Hooning, Robert N Hoover, John L Hopper, Ming-Feng Hou, Chia-Ni Hsiung, Guanmengqian Huang, Keith Humphreys, Junko Ishiguro, Hidemi Ito, Motoki Iwasaki, Hiroji Iwata, Anna Jakubowska, Wolfgang Janni, Esther M John, Nichola Johnson, Kristine Jones, Michael Jones, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Rudolf Kaaks, Maria Kabisch, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Daehee Kang, Yoshio Kasuga, Michael J Kerin, Sofia Khan, Elza Khusnutdinova, Johanna I Kiiski, Sung-Won Kim, Julia A Knight, Veli-Matti Kosma, Vessela N Kristensen, Ute Krüger, Ava Kwong, Diether Lambrechts, Loic Le Marchand, Eunjung Lee, Min Hyuk Lee, Jong Won Lee, Chuen Neng Lee, Flavio Lejbkowicz, Jingmei Li, Jenna Lilyquist, Annika Lindblom, Jolanta Lissowska, Wing-Yee Lo, Sibylle Loibl, Jirong Long, Artitaya Lophatananon, Jan Lubinski, Craig Luccarini, Michael P Lux, Edmond S K Ma, Robert J MacInnis, Tom Maishman, Enes Makalic, Kathleen E Malone, Ivana Maleva Kostovska, Arto Mannermaa, Siranoush Manoukian, JoAnn E Manson, Sara Margolin, Shivaani Mariapun, Maria Elena Martinez, Keitaro Matsuo, Dimitrios Mavroudis, James McKay, Catriona McLean, Hanne Meijers-Heijboer, Alfons Meindl, Primitiva Menéndez, Usha Menon, Jeffery Meyer, Hui Miao, Nicola Miller, Nur Aishah Mohd Taib, Kenneth Muir, Anna Marie Mulligan, Claire Mulot, Susan L Neuhausen, Heli Nevanlinna, Patrick Neven, Sune F Nielsen, Dong-Young Noh, Børge G Nordestgaard, Aaron Norman, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Janet E Olson, Håkan Olsson, Curtis Olswold, Nick Orr, V Shane Pankratz, Sue K Park, Tjoung-Won Park-Simon, Rachel Lloyd, Jose I A Perez, Paolo Peterlongo, Julian Peto, Kelly-Anne Phillips, Mila Pinchev, Dijana Plaseska-Karanfilska, Ross Prentice, Nadege Presneau, Darya Prokofyeva, Elizabeth Pugh, Katri Pylkäs, Brigitte Rack, Paolo Radice, Nazneen Rahman, Gadi Rennert, Hedy S Rennert, Valerie Rhenius, Atocha Romero, Jane Romm, Kathryn J Ruddy, Thomas Rüdiger, Anja Rudolph, Matthias Ruebner, Emiel J T Rutgers, Emmanouil Saloustros, Dale P Sandler, Suleeporn Sangrajrang, Elinor J Sawyer, Daniel F Schmidt, Rita K Schmutzler, Andreas Schneeweiss, Minouk J Schoemaker, Fredrick Schumacher, Peter Schürmann, Rodney J Scott, Christopher Scott, Sheila Seal, Caroline Seynaeve, Mitul Shah, Priyanka Sharma, Chen-Yang Shen, Grace Sheng, Mark E Sherman, Martha J Shrubsole, Xiao-Ou Shu, Ann Smeets, Christof Sohn, Melissa C Southey, John J Spinelli, Christa Stegmaier, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Jennifer Stone, Daniel O Stram, Harald Surowy, Anthony Swerdlow, Rulla Tamimi, Jack A Taylor, Maria Tengström, Soo H Teo, Mary Beth Terry, Daniel C Tessier, Somchai Thanasitthichai, Kathrin Thöne, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Ian Tomlinson, Ling Tong, Diana Torres, Thérèse Truong, Chiu-Chen Tseng, Shoichiro Tsugane, Hans-Ulrich Ulmer, Giske Ursin, Michael Untch, Celine Vachon, Christi J van Asperen, David Van Den Berg, Ans M W van den Ouweland, Lizet van der Kolk, Rob B van der Luijt, Daniel Vincent, Jason Vollenweider, Quinten Waisfisz, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Clarice R Weinberg, Camilla Wendt, Alice S Whittemore, Hans Wildiers, Walter Willett, Robert Winqvist, Alicja Wolk, Anna H Wu, Lucy Xia, Taiki Yamaji, Xiaohong R Yang, Cheng Har Yip, Keun-Young Yoo, Jyh-Cherng Yu, Wei Zheng, Ying Zheng, Bin Zhu, Argyrios Ziogas, Elad Ziv, Sunil R Lakhani, Antonis C Antoniou, Arnaud Droit, Irene L Andrulis, Christopher I Amos, Fergus J Couch, Paul D P Pharoah, Jenny Chang-Claude, Per Hall, David J Hunter, Roger L Milne, Montserrat García-Closas, Marjanka K Schmidt, Stephen J Chanock, Alison M Dunning, Stacey L Edwards, Gary D Bader, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Jacques Simard, Peter Kraft, Douglas F Easton
Breast cancer risk is influenced by rare coding variants in susceptibility genes, such as BRCA1, and many common, mostly non-coding variants. However, much of the genetic contribution to breast cancer risk remains unknown. Here we report the results of a genome-wide association study of breast cancer in 122,977 cases and 105,974 controls of European ancestry and 14,068 cases and 13,104 controls of East Asian ancestry. We identified 65 new loci that are associated with overall breast cancer risk at P < 5 × 10(-8)...
November 2, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052695/alternating-horner-syndrome-with-vegetative-alterna-and-spastic-quadraparesis-after-bacterial-meningitis
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Adrian Budhram, Mary Feng, Rookaya Mather, Donald H Lee, Dwight E Moulin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 9, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028315/nanoparticles-of-short-cationic-peptidopolysaccharide-self-assembled-by-hydrogen-bonding-with-antibacterial-effect-against-multidrug-resistant-bacteria
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Zheng Hou, Yogesh Vikhe Shankar, Yang Liu, Feiqing Ding, Jothy Lachumy Subramanion, Vikashini Ravikumar, Rubí Zamudio-Vázquez, Damien Keogh, Huiwen Lim, Moon Yue Feng Tay, Surajit Bhattacharjya, Scott A Rice, Jian Shi, Hongwei Duan, Xue-Wei Liu, Yuguang Mu, Nguan Soon Tan, Kam C Tam, Kevin Pethe, Mary B Chan-Park
Cationic antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) and polymers are active against many multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, but only a limited number of these compounds are in clinical use due to their unselective toxicity. The typical strategy for achieving selective antibacterial efficacy with low mammalian cell toxicity is through balancing the ratio of cationicity to hydrophobicity. Herein, we report a cationic nanoparticle self-assembled from chitosan-graft-oligolysine (CSM5-K5) chains with ultralow molecular weight (1450 Da) that selectively kills bacteria...
November 8, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023435/notes-from-the-field-multiple-cases-of-seoul-virus-infection-in-a-household-with-infected-pet-rats-tennessee-december-2016-april-2017
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Mary-Margaret A Fill, Heather Mullins, Andrew Stephen May, Heather Henderson, Shelley M Brown, Cheng-Feng Chiang, Nishi R Patel, John D Klena, Annabelle de St Maurice, Barbara Knust, Stuart T Nichol, John R Dunn, William Schaffner, Timothy F Jones
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 13, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020741/the-sponge-microbiome-project
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Lucas Moitinho-Silva, Shaun Nielsen, Amnon Amir, Antonio Gonzalez, Gail L Ackermann, Carlo Cerrano, Carmen Astudillo-Garcia, Cole Easson, Detmer Sipkema, Fang Liu, Georg Steinert, Giorgos Kotoulas, Grace P McCormack, Guofang Feng, James J Bell, Jan Vicente, Johannes R Björk, Jose M Montoya, Julie B Olson, Julie Reveillaud, Laura Steindler, Mari-Carmen Pineda, Maria V Marra, Micha Ilan, Michael W Taylor, Paraskevi Polymenakou, Patrick M Erwin, Peter J Schupp, Rachel L Simister, Rob Knight, Robert W Thacker, Rodrigo Costa, Russell T Hill, Susanna Lopez-Legentil, Thanos Dailianis, Timothy Ravasi, Ute Hentschel, Zhiyong Li, Nicole S Webster, Torsten Thomas
Marine sponges (phylum Porifera) are a diverse, phylogenetically deep-branching clade known for forming intimate partnerships with complex communities of microorganisms. To date, 16S rRNA gene sequencing studies have largely utilised different extraction and amplification methodologies to target the microbial communities of a limited number of sponge species, severely limiting comparative analyses of sponge microbial diversity and structure. Here, we provide an extensive and standardised dataset that will facilitate sponge microbiome comparisons across large spatial, temporal, and environmental scales...
October 1, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019812/venous-thromboembolism-after-adult-lung-transplantation-a-frequent-event-associated-with-lower-survival
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Manuel L Ribeiro Neto, Marie Budev, Daniel A Culver, C Randall Lane, Marcelo Gomes, Xiao-Feng Wang, Paulo Novis Rocha, Mitchell A Olman
BACKGROUND: The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after lung transplantation (LTX) varies significantly across studies. Two studies have suggested that these thrombotic events are associated with a lower posttransplant survival. Herein, we sought to determine the incidence, predictors and impact of VTE on survival after LTX at a quaternary referral center. METHODS: This was a large cohort study of LTX recipients. Key outcome parameters were time to VTE after transplant and survival...
October 10, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992257/glomerular-function-in-relation-to-circulating-adhesion-molecules-and-inflammation-markers-in-a-general-population
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Ying-Mei Feng, Lutgarde Thijs, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Wen-Yi Yang, Qi-Fang Huang, Fang-Fei Wei, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Ann-Marie Jennings, Christian Delles, Rachael Lennox, Peter Verhamme, Anna Dominiczak, Jan A Staessen
Background: Inflammation is a hallmark of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and stimulates glomerular expression of vascular adhesion molecules (VCAMs). We investigated in a general population whether estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is associated with circulating adhesion molecules, inflammation markers or both. Methods: We measured serum levels of five adhesion molecules [VCAM-1, intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), P-selectin, E-selectin and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1)] and seven inflammation markers [C-reactive protein (CRP), neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), tumour necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNF-R1), TNF-α, interleukin 6 (IL-6), IL-8 and vascular endothelial growth factor] in 1338 randomly recruited people (50...
August 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964890/safety-tolerability-and-pharmacodynamics-of-an-anti-interleukin-1%C3%AE-%C3%AE-dual-variable-domain-immunoglobulin-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-a-randomized-phase-1-study
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S X Wang, S B Abramson, M Attur, M A Karsdal, R A Preston, C J Lozada, M P Kosloski, F Hong, P Jiang, M J Saltarelli, B A Hendrickson, J K Medema
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of ABT-981, a human dual variable domain immunoglobulin simultaneously targeting interleukin (IL)-1α and IL-1β, in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHOD: This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-center study of multiple subcutaneous (SC) injections of ABT-981 in patients with mild-to-moderate OA of the knee (NCT01668511). Three cohorts received ABT-981 (0...
September 28, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927756/recent-time-trends-and-predictors-of-heart-dose-from-breast-radiation-therapy-in-a-large-quality-consortium-of-radiation-oncology-practices
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Lori J Pierce, Mary Feng, Kent A Griffith, Reshma Jagsi, Thomas Boike, Daniel Dryden, Gregory S Gustafson, Lisa Benedetti, Martha M Matuszak, Teamour S Nurushev, Joe Haywood, Jeffrey D Radawski, Corey Speers, Eleanor M Walker, James A Hayman, Jean M Moran
PURPOSE: Limited data exist regarding the range of heart doses received in routine practice with radiation therapy (RT) for breast cancer in the United States today and the potential effect of the continual assessment of the cardiac dose on practice patterns. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 2012 to 2015, 4688 patients with breast cancer treated with whole breast RT at 20 sites participating in a state-wide consortium were enrolled into a registry. The importance of limiting the cardiac dose has been emphasized in the consortium since 2012, and the mean heart dose (MHD) has been reported by each institution since 2014...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919249/dosimetric-predictors-for-acute-esophagitis-during-radiation-therapy-for-lung-cancer-results-of-a-large-statewide-observational-study
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Peter Paximadis, Matthew Schipper, Martha Matuszak, Mary Feng, Shruti Jolly, Thomas Boike, Inga Grills, Larry Kestin, Benjamin Movsas, Kent Griffith, Gregory Gustafson, Jean Moran, Teamour Nurushev, Jeffrey Radawski, Lori Pierce, James Hayman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to identify dosimetric variables that best predict for acute esophagitis in patients treated for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer in a prospectively accrued statewide consortium. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients receiving definitive radiation therapy for stage II-III non-small cell lung cancer within the Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium were included in the analysis. Dose-volume histogram data were analyzed to determine absolute volumes (cc) receiving doses from 10 to 60 Gy (V10, V20, V30, V40, V50, and V60), as well as maximum dose to 2 cc (D2cc), mean dose (MD), and generalized equivalent uniform dose (gEUD)...
July 19, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910384/correction-rare-hiv-1-transmitted-founder-lineages-identified-by-deep-viral-sequencing-contribute-to-rapid-shifts-in-dominant-quasispecies-during-acute-and-early-infection
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Gustavo H Kijak, Eric Sanders-Buell, Agnes-Laurence Chenine, Michael A Eller, Nilu Goonetilleke, Rasmi Thomas, Sivan Leviyang, Elizabeth A Harbolick, Meera Bose, Phuc Pham, Celina Oropeza, Kultida Poltavee, Anne Marie O'Sullivan, Erik Billings, Melanie Merbah, Margaret C Costanzo, Joanna A Warren, Bonnie Slike, Hui Li, Kristina K Peachman, Will Fischer, Feng Gao, Claudia Cicala, James Arthos, Leigh A Eller, Robert J O'Connell, Samuel Sinei, Lucas Maganga, Hannah Kibuuka, Sorachai Nitayaphan, Mangala Rao, Mary A Marovich, Shelly J Krebs, Morgane Rolland, Bette T Korber, George M Shaw, Nelson L Michael, Merlin L Robb, Sodsai Tovanabutra, Jerome H Kim
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006510.].
September 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898695/identification-of-gpc2-as-an-oncoprotein-and-candidate-immunotherapeutic-target-in-high-risk-neuroblastoma
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Kristopher R Bosse, Pichai Raman, Zhongyu Zhu, Maria Lane, Daniel Martinez, Sabine Heitzeneder, Komal S Rathi, Nathan M Kendsersky, Michael Randall, Laura Donovan, Sorana Morrissy, Robyn T Sussman, Doncho V Zhelev, Yang Feng, Yanping Wang, Jennifer Hwang, Gonzalo Lopez, Jo Lynne Harenza, Jun S Wei, Bruce Pawel, Tricia Bhatti, Mariarita Santi, Arupa Ganguly, Javed Khan, Marco A Marra, Michael D Taylor, Dimiter S Dimitrov, Crystal L Mackall, John M Maris
We developed an RNA-sequencing-based pipeline to discover differentially expressed cell-surface molecules in neuroblastoma that meet criteria for optimal immunotherapeutic target safety and efficacy. Here, we show that GPC2 is a strong candidate immunotherapeutic target in this childhood cancer. We demonstrate high GPC2 expression in neuroblastoma due to MYCN transcriptional activation and/or somatic gain of the GPC2 locus. We confirm GPC2 to be highly expressed on most neuroblastomas, but not detectable at appreciable levels in normal childhood tissues...
September 11, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867147/lmo1-synergizes-with-mycn-to-promote-neuroblastoma-initiation-and-metastasis
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Shizhen Zhu, Xiaoling Zhang, Nina Weichert-Leahey, Zhiwei Dong, Cheng Zhang, Gonzalo Lopez, Ting Tao, Shuning He, Andrew C Wood, Derek Oldridge, Choong Yong Ung, Janine H van Ree, Amish Khan, Brittany M Salazar, Edroaldo Lummertz da Rocha, Mark W Zimmerman, Feng Guo, Hong Cao, Xiaonan Hou, S John Weroha, Antonio R Perez-Atayde, Donna S Neuberg, Alexander Meves, Mark A McNiven, Jan M van Deursen, Hu Li, John M Maris, A Thomas Look
A genome-wide association study identified LMO1, which encodes an LIM-domain-only transcriptional cofactor, as a neuroblastoma susceptibility gene that functions as an oncogene in high-risk neuroblastoma. Here we show that dβh promoter-mediated expression of LMO1 in zebrafish synergizes with MYCN to increase the proliferation of hyperplastic sympathoadrenal precursor cells, leading to a reduced latency and increased penetrance of neuroblastomagenesis. The transgenic expression of LMO1 also promoted hematogenous dissemination and distant metastasis, which was linked to neuroblastoma cell invasion and migration, and elevated expression levels of genes affecting tumor cell-extracellular matrix interaction, including loxl3, itga2b, itga3, and itga5...
September 11, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864401/implementing-radiation-dose-volume-liver-response-in-biomechanical-deformable-image-registration
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Daniel F Polan, Mary Feng, Theodore S Lawrence, Randall K Ten Haken, Kristy K Brock
PURPOSE: Understanding anatomic and functional changes in the liver resulting from radiation therapy is fundamental to the improvement of normal tissue complication probability models needed to advance personalized medicine. The ability to link pretreatment and posttreatment imaging is often compromised by significant dose-dependent volumetric changes within the liver that are currently not accounted for in deformable image registration (DIR) techniques. This study investigated using delivered dose, in combination with other patient factors, to biomechanically model longitudinal changes in liver anatomy for follow-up care and re-treatment planning...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843139/sources-distribution-bioavailability-toxicity-and-risk-assessment-of-heavy-metal-loid-s-in-complementary-medicines
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Shiv Bolan, Anitha Kunhikrishnan, Balaji Seshadri, Girish Choppala, Ravi Naidu, Nanthi S Bolan, Yong Sik Ok, Ming Zhang, Chun-Guang Li, Feng Li, Barry Noller, Mary Beth Kirkham
The last few decades have seen the rise of alternative medical approaches including the use of herbal supplements, natural products, and traditional medicines, which are collectively known as 'Complementary medicines'. However, there are increasing concerns on the safety and health benefits of these medicines. One of the main hazards with the use of complementary medicines is the presence of heavy metal(loid)s such as arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), and mercury (Hg). This review deals with the characteristics of complementary medicines in terms of heavy metal(loid)s sources, distribution, bioavailability, toxicity, and human risk assessment...
August 23, 2017: Environment International
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