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Eamonn F Healy, Luis Cervantes, Barret Nabona, Jacob Williams
The polyketide synthases found in a variety of plants and fungi provide a varied source of biologically active compounds of pharmacological and medicinal interest. Stilbene synthase and chalcone synthase catalyze the formation of a common tetraketide intermediate, but use different cyclization mechanisms to produce distinct and separate natural products. While key structural differences have been identified to explain this functional diversity, a fuller explication of the factors responsible for this mechanistic disparity is required...
February 26, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
S Tavolaro, P Mozer, M Roupret, E Comperat, F Rozet, E Barret, S Drouin, C Vaessen, O Lucidarme, O Cussenot, F Boudghène, R Renard-Penna
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate precise location criteria on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to improve detection of transition zone (TZ) and anterior stroma (AS) prostate cancers using targeted MRI/transrectal ultrasound fusion biopsies as a reference standard. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety-six men (mean age: 65 years±7.7 [SD] [range: 46-83 years]) with an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) (PSA≥4ng/mL) who underwent standard and targeted biopsies on a TZ/AS suspicious lesion were included...
February 21, 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Sébastien Bergerat, François Rozet, Eric Barret, José Batista da Costa, Adalberto Castro, Paolo Dell'oglio, Marc Galiano, Alexandre Ingels, Rafael Sanchez Salas, Xavier Cathelineau
PURPOSE: Iatrogenic recto-urinary fistulas are a disastrous complication of therapeutic interventions on the prostate. Many surgical approaches have been described to repair recto-urinary fistulas and no consensus has been reached regarding the better approach. The objective of this study is to present the results of our updated 20-year experience in the surgical management of recto-urinary fistula using a modified York Mason procedure. METHODS: We proceed to a retrospective single-institution review of surgically treated patients for iatrogenic recto-urinary fistulas between 1998 and 2017 by the modified York Mason technique...
February 13, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Elodie Belmas, Martial Briand, Anthony Kwasiborski, Justine Colou, Guillaume N'Guyen, Béatrice Iacomi, Philippe Grappin, Claire Campion, Philippe Simoneau, Matthieu Barret, Thomas Guillemette
Alternaria brassicicola causes dark spot (or black spot) disease, which is one of the most common and destructive fungal diseases of Brassicaceae spp. worldwide. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of strain Abra43. The assembly comprises 29 scaffolds, with an N 50value of 2.1 Mb. The assembled genome was 31,036,461 bp in length, with a G+C content of 50.85%.
February 8, 2018: Genome Announcements
Elizabeth B Gausden, Harman S Parhar, Joseph E Popper, Peter K Sculco, Barret N M Rush
BACKGROUND: Dislocation following total hip arthroplasty (THA) continues to be one of the most common reasons for revision THA. The purpose of this study is to measure the current rate of dislocation following THA in the United States. A secondary goal is to identify patients at highest risk of instability after THA. METHODS: The Nationwide Readmissions Database was used to identify cases of elective primary THA between 2012 and 2014. All readmissions associated with dislocations were identified...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Eric Barret
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January 17, 2018: Journal of Urology
Barret Rush, David J Stone, Leo Anthony Celi
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February 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Laurence Svanella-Dumas, Sébastien Theil, Matthieu Barret, Thierry Candresse
The present work reports the discovery and complete genome sequencing of a virus from symptomless radish seedlings, classifiable as a novel member of the genus Alphapartitivirus, family Partitiviridae. Total RNA extracted from germinating seedlings was sequenced using Illumina technology. Bioinformatic analysis of the RNA-seq data revealed two contigs representing the near full-length genomic sequences of two genomic RNAs representing a new virus. Analysis of the genome sequence (excluding the polyA tail, RNA1: 1976 nt and RNA2: 1751 nt, respectively) showed a genomic organization typical of viruses classed within the Partitiviridae, with each genomic RNA encoding a single open reading frame (ORF)...
January 4, 2018: Archives of Virology
Earl Clarke, Christopher I Jarvis, Maria B Goncalves, S Barret Kalindjian, David R Adams, Jane T Brown, Jason J Shiers, David M A Taddei, Elodie Ravier, Stephanie Barlow, Iain Miller, Vanessa Smith, Alan D Borthwick, Jonathan P T Corcoran
A ligand-based virtual screening exercise examining likely bioactive conformations of AM 580 (2) and AGN 193836 (3) was used to identify the novel, less lipophilic RARα agonist 4-(3,5-dichloro-4-ethoxybenzamido)benzoic acid 5, which has good selectivity over the RARβ, and RARγ receptors. Analysis of the medicinal chemistry parameters of the 3,5-substituents of derivatives of template 5 enabled us to design a class of drug-like molecules with lower intrinsic clearance and higher oral bioavailability which led to the novel RARα agonist 4-(3-chloro-4-ethoxy-5-isopropoxybenzamido)-2-methylbenzoic acid 56 that has high RARα potency and excellent selectivity versus RARβ (2 orders of magnitude) and RARγ (4 orders of magnitude) at both the human and mouse RAR receptors with improved drug-like properties...
December 9, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
S Acharya, D Adamová, J Adolfsson, M M Aggarwal, G Aglieri Rinella, M Agnello, N Agrawal, Z Ahammed, S U Ahn, S Aiola, A Akindinov, M Al-Turany, S N Alam, D S D Albuquerque, D Aleksandrov, B Alessandro, R Alfaro Molina, Y Ali, A Alici, A Alkin, J Alme, T Alt, L Altenkamper, I Altsybeev, C Alves Garcia Prado, C Andrei, D Andreou, H A Andrews, A Andronic, V Anguelov, C Anson, T Antičić, F Antinori, P Antonioli, R Anwar, L Aphecetche, H Appelshäuser, S Arcelli, R Arnaldi, O W Arnold, I C Arsene, M Arslandok, B Audurier, A Augustinus, R Averbeck, M D Azmi, A Badalà, Y W Baek, S Bagnasco, R Bailhache, R Bala, A Baldisseri, M Ball, R C Baral, A M Barbano, R Barbera, F Barile, L Barioglio, G G Barnaföldi, L S Barnby, V Barret, P Bartalini, K Barth, E Bartsch, N Bastid, S Basu, G Batigne, B Batyunya, P C Batzing, J L Bazo Alba, I G Bearden, H Beck, C Bedda, N K Behera, I Belikov, F Bellini, H Bello Martinez, R Bellwied, L G E Beltran, V Belyaev, G Bencedi, S Beole, A Bercuci, Y Berdnikov, D Berenyi, R A Bertens, D Berzano, L Betev, A Bhasin, I R Bhat, B Bhattacharjee, J Bhom, A Bianchi, L Bianchi, N Bianchi, C Bianchin, J Bielčík, J Bielčíková, A Bilandzic, G Biro, R Biswas, S Biswas, J T Blair, D Blau, C Blume, G Boca, F Bock, A Bogdanov, L Boldizsár, M Bombara, G Bonomi, M Bonora, J Book, H Borel, A Borissov, M Borri, E Botta, C Bourjau, L Bratrud, P Braun-Munzinger, M Bregant, T A Broker, M Broz, E J Brucken, E Bruna, G E Bruno, D Budnikov, H Buesching, S Bufalino, P Buhler, P Buncic, O Busch, Z Buthelezi, J B Butt, J T Buxton, J Cabala, D Caffarri, H Caines, A Caliva, E Calvo Villar, P Camerini, A A Capon, F Carena, W Carena, F Carnesecchi, J Castillo Castellanos, A J Castro, E A R Casula, C Ceballos Sanchez, S Chandra, B Chang, W Chang, S Chapeland, M Chartier, S Chattopadhyay, S Chattopadhyay, A Chauvin, C Cheshkov, B Cheynis, V Chibante Barroso, D D Chinellato, S Cho, P Chochula, M Chojnacki, S Choudhury, T Chowdhury, P Christakoglou, C H Christensen, P Christiansen, T Chujo, S U Chung, C Cicalo, L Cifarelli, F Cindolo, J Cleymans, F Colamaria, D Colella, A Collu, M Colocci, M Concas, G Conesa Balbastre, Z Conesa Del Valle, J G Contreras, T M Cormier, Y Corrales Morales, I Cortés Maldonado, P Cortese, M R Cosentino, F Costa, S Costanza, J Crkovská, P Crochet, E Cuautle, L Cunqueiro, T Dahms, A Dainese, M C Danisch, A Danu, D Das, I Das, S Das, A Dash, S Dash, S De, A De Caro, G de Cataldo, C de Conti, J de Cuveland, A De Falco, D De Gruttola, N De Marco, S De Pasquale, R D De Souza, H F Degenhardt, A Deisting, A Deloff, C Deplano, P Dhankher, D Di Bari, A Di Mauro, P Di Nezza, B Di Ruzza, M A Diaz Corchero, T Dietel, P Dillenseger, Y Ding, R Divià, Ø Djuvsland, A Dobrin, D Domenicis Gimenez, B Dönigus, O Dordic, L V R Doremalen, A K Dubey, A Dubla, L Ducroux, S Dudi, A K Duggal, M Dukhishyam, P Dupieux, R J Ehlers, D Elia, E Endress, H Engel, E Epple, B Erazmus, F Erhardt, B Espagnon, G Eulisse, J Eum, D Evans, S Evdokimov, L Fabbietti, J Faivre, A Fantoni, M Fasel, L Feldkamp, A Feliciello, G Feofilov, A Fernández Téllez, E G Ferreiro, A Ferretti, A Festanti, V J G Feuillard, J Figiel, M A S Figueredo, S Filchagin, D Finogeev, F M Fionda, M Floris, S Foertsch, P Foka, S Fokin, E Fragiacomo, A Francescon, A Francisco, U Frankenfeld, G G Fronze, U Fuchs, C Furget, A Furs, M Fusco Girard, J J Gaardhøje, M Gagliardi, A M Gago, K Gajdosova, M Gallio, C D Galvan, P Ganoti, C Garabatos, E Garcia-Solis, K Garg, C Gargiulo, P Gasik, E F Gauger, M B Gay Ducati, M Germain, J Ghosh, P Ghosh, S K Ghosh, P Gianotti, P Giubellino, P Giubilato, E Gladysz-Dziadus, P Glässel, D M Goméz Coral, A Gomez Ramirez, A S Gonzalez, V Gonzalez, P González-Zamora, S Gorbunov, L Görlich, S Gotovac, V Grabski, L K Graczykowski, K L Graham, L Greiner, A Grelli, C Grigoras, V Grigoriev, A Grigoryan, S Grigoryan, J M Gronefeld, F Grosa, J F Grosse-Oetringhaus, R Grosso, F Guber, R Guernane, B Guerzoni, K Gulbrandsen, T Gunji, A Gupta, R Gupta, I B Guzman, R Haake, C Hadjidakis, H Hamagaki, G Hamar, J C Hamon, M R Haque, J W Harris, A Harton, H Hassan, D Hatzifotiadou, S Hayashi, S T Heckel, E Hellbär, H Helstrup, A Herghelegiu, E G Hernandez, G Herrera Corral, F Herrmann, B A Hess, K F Hetland, H Hillemanns, C Hills, B Hippolyte, B Hohlweger, D Horak, S Hornung, R Hosokawa, P Hristov, C Hughes, T J Humanic, N Hussain, T Hussain, D Hutter, D S Hwang, S A Iga Buitron, R Ilkaev, M Inaba, M Ippolitov, M S Islam, M Ivanov, V Ivanov, V Izucheev, B Jacak, N Jacazio, P M Jacobs, M B Jadhav, S Jadlovska, J Jadlovsky, S Jaelani, C Jahnke, M J Jakubowska, M A Janik, P H S Y Jayarathna, C Jena, M Jercic, R T Jimenez Bustamante, P G Jones, A Jusko, P Kalinak, A Kalweit, J H Kang, V Kaplin, S Kar, A Karasu Uysal, O Karavichev, T Karavicheva, L Karayan, P Karczmarczyk, E Karpechev, U Kebschull, R Keidel, D L D Keijdener, M Keil, B Ketzer, Z Khabanova, P Khan, S A Khan, A Khanzadeev, Y Kharlov, A Khatun, A Khuntia, M M Kielbowicz, B Kileng, B Kim, D Kim, D J Kim, H Kim, J S Kim, J Kim, M Kim, S Kim, T Kim, S Kirsch, I Kisel, S Kiselev, A Kisiel, G Kiss, J L Klay, C Klein, J Klein, C Klein-Bösing, S Klewin, A Kluge, M L Knichel, A G Knospe, C Kobdaj, M Kofarago, M K Köhler, T Kollegger, V Kondratiev, N Kondratyeva, E Kondratyuk, A Konevskikh, M Konyushikhin, M Kopcik, M Kour, C Kouzinopoulos, O Kovalenko, V Kovalenko, M Kowalski, G Koyithatta Meethaleveedu, I Králik, A Kravčáková, L Kreis, M Krivda, F Krizek, E Kryshen, M Krzewicki, A M Kubera, V Kučera, C Kuhn, P G Kuijer, A Kumar, J Kumar, L Kumar, S Kumar, S Kundu, P Kurashvili, A Kurepin, A B Kurepin, A Kuryakin, S Kushpil, M J Kweon, Y Kwon, S L La Pointe, P La Rocca, C Lagana Fernandes, Y S Lai, I Lakomov, R Langoy, K Lapidus, C Lara, A Lardeux, A Lattuca, E Laudi, R Lavicka, R Lea, L Leardini, S Lee, F Lehas, S Lehner, J Lehrbach, R C Lemmon, E Leogrande, I León Monzón, P Lévai, X Li, J Lien, R Lietava, B Lim, S Lindal, V Lindenstruth, S W Lindsay, C Lippmann, M A Lisa, V Litichevskyi, W J Llope, D F Lodato, P I Loenne, V Loginov, C Loizides, P Loncar, X Lopez, E López Torres, A Lowe, P Luettig, J R Luhder, M Lunardon, G Luparello, M Lupi, T H Lutz, A Maevskaya, M Mager, S M Mahmood, A Maire, R D Majka, M Malaev, L Malinina, D Mal'Kevich, P Malzacher, A Mamonov, V Manko, F Manso, V Manzari, Y Mao, M Marchisone, J Mareš, G V Margagliotti, A Margotti, J Margutti, A Marín, C Markert, M Marquard, N A Martin, P Martinengo, J A L Martinez, M I Martínez, G Martínez García, M Martinez Pedreira, S Masciocchi, M Masera, A Masoni, E Masson, A Mastroserio, A M Mathis, P F T Matuoka, A Matyja, C Mayer, J Mazer, M Mazzilli, M A Mazzoni, F Meddi, Y Melikyan, A Menchaca-Rocha, E Meninno, J Mercado Pérez, M Meres, S Mhlanga, Y Miake, M M Mieskolainen, D L Mihaylov, K Mikhaylov, A Mischke, A N Mishra, D Miśkowiec, J Mitra, C M Mitu, N Mohammadi, A P Mohanty, B Mohanty, M Mohisin Khan, E Montes, D A Moreira De Godoy, L A P Moreno, S Moretto, A Morreale, A Morsch, V Muccifora, E Mudnic, D Mühlheim, S Muhuri, M Mukherjee, J D Mulligan, M G Munhoz, K Münning, R H Munzer, H Murakami, S Murray, L Musa, J Musinsky, C J Myers, J W Myrcha, D Nag, B Naik, R Nair, B K Nandi, R Nania, E Nappi, A Narayan, M U Naru, H Natal da Luz, C Nattrass, S R Navarro, K Nayak, R Nayak, T K Nayak, S Nazarenko, R A Negrao De Oliveira, L Nellen, S V Nesbo, F Ng, M Nicassio, M Niculescu, J Niedziela, B S Nielsen, S Nikolaev, S Nikulin, V Nikulin, F Noferini, P Nomokonov, G Nooren, J C C Noris, J Norman, A Nyanin, J Nystrand, H Oeschler, A Ohlson, T Okubo, L Olah, J Oleniacz, A C Oliveira Da Silva, M H Oliver, J Onderwaater, C Oppedisano, R Orava, M Oravec, A Ortiz Velasquez, A Oskarsson, J Otwinowski, K Oyama, Y Pachmayer, V Pacik, D Pagano, G Paić, P Palni, J Pan, A K Pandey, S Panebianco, V Papikyan, P Pareek, J Park, S Parmar, A Passfeld, S P Pathak, R N Patra, B Paul, H Pei, T Peitzmann, X Peng, L G Pereira, H Pereira Da Costa, D Peresunko, E Perez Lezama, V Peskov, Y Pestov, V Petráček, V Petrov, M Petrovici, C Petta, R P Pezzi, S Piano, M Pikna, P Pillot, L O D L Pimentel, O Pinazza, L Pinsky, D B Piyarathna, M Płoskoń, M Planinic, F Pliquett, J Pluta, S Pochybova, P L M Podesta-Lerma, M G Poghosyan, B Polichtchouk, N Poljak, W Poonsawat, A Pop, H Poppenborg, S Porteboeuf-Houssais, V Pozdniakov, S K Prasad, R Preghenella, F Prino, C A Pruneau, I Pshenichnov, M Puccio, V Punin, J Putschke, S Raha, S Rajput, J Rak, A Rakotozafindrabe, L Ramello, F Rami, D B Rana, R Raniwala, S Raniwala, S S Räsänen, B T Rascanu, D Rathee, V Ratza, I Ravasenga, K F Read, K Redlich, A Rehman, P Reichelt, F Reidt, X Ren, R Renfordt, A Reshetin, K Reygers, V Riabov, T Richert, M Richter, P Riedler, W Riegler, F Riggi, C Ristea, M Rodríguez Cahuantzi, K Røed, E Rogochaya, D Rohr, D Röhrich, P S Rokita, F Ronchetti, E D Rosas, P Rosnet, A Rossi, A Rotondi, F Roukoutakis, C Roy, P Roy, A J Rubio Montero, O V Rueda, R Rui, B Rumyantsev, A Rustamov, E Ryabinkin, Y Ryabov, A Rybicki, S Saarinen, S Sadhu, S Sadovsky, K Šafařík, S K Saha, B Sahlmuller, B Sahoo, P Sahoo, R Sahoo, S Sahoo, P K Sahu, J Saini, S Sakai, M A Saleh, J Salzwedel, S Sambyal, V Samsonov, A Sandoval, A Sarkar, D Sarkar, N Sarkar, P Sarma, M H P Sas, E Scapparone, F Scarlassara, B Schaefer, H S Scheid, C Schiaua, R Schicker, C Schmidt, H R Schmidt, M O Schmidt, M Schmidt, N V Schmidt, J Schukraft, Y Schutz, K Schwarz, K Schweda, G Scioli, E Scomparin, M Šefčík, J E Seger, Y Sekiguchi, D Sekihata, I Selyuzhenkov, K Senosi, S Senyukov, E Serradilla, P Sett, A Sevcenco, A Shabanov, A Shabetai, R Shahoyan, W Shaikh, A Shangaraev, A Sharma, A Sharma, M Sharma, M Sharma, N Sharma, A I Sheikh, K Shigaki, S Shirinkin, Q Shou, K Shtejer, Y Sibiriak, S Siddhanta, K M Sielewicz, T Siemiarczuk, S Silaeva, D Silvermyr, G Simatovic, G Simonetti, R Singaraju, R Singh, V Singhal, T Sinha, B Sitar, M Sitta, T B Skaali, M Slupecki, N Smirnov, R J M Snellings, T W Snellman, J Song, M Song, F Soramel, S Sorensen, F Sozzi, I Sputowska, J Stachel, I Stan, P Stankus, E Stenlund, D Stocco, M M Storetvedt, P Strmen, A A P Suaide, T Sugitate, C Suire, M Suleymanov, M Suljic, R Sultanov, M Šumbera, S Sumowidagdo, K Suzuki, S Swain, A Szabo, I Szarka, U Tabassam, J Takahashi, G J Tambave, N Tanaka, M Tarhini, M Tariq, M G Tarzila, A Tauro, G Tejeda Muñoz, A Telesca, K Terasaki, C Terrevoli, B Teyssier, D Thakur, S Thakur, D Thomas, F Thoresen, R Tieulent, A Tikhonov, A R Timmins, A Toia, M Toppi, S R Torres, S Tripathy, S Trogolo, G Trombetta, L Tropp, V Trubnikov, W H Trzaska, B A Trzeciak, T Tsuji, A Tumkin, R Turrisi, T S Tveter, K Ullaland, E N Umaka, A Uras, G L Usai, A Utrobicic, M Vala, J Van Der Maarel, J W Van Hoorne, M van Leeuwen, T Vanat, P Vande Vyvre, D Varga, A Vargas, M Vargyas, R Varma, M Vasileiou, A Vasiliev, A Vauthier, O Vázquez Doce, V Vechernin, A M Veen, A Velure, E Vercellin, S Vergara Limón, R Vernet, R Vértesi, L Vickovic, S Vigolo, J Viinikainen, Z Vilakazi, O Villalobos Baillie, A Villatoro Tello, A Vinogradov, L Vinogradov, T Virgili, V Vislavicius, A Vodopyanov, M A Völkl, K Voloshin, S A Voloshin, G Volpe, B von Haller, I Vorobyev, D Voscek, D Vranic, J Vrláková, B Wagner, H Wang, M Wang, D Watanabe, Y Watanabe, M Weber, S G Weber, D F Weiser, S C Wenzel, J P Wessels, U Westerhoff, A M Whitehead, J Wiechula, J Wikne, G Wilk, J Wilkinson, G A Willems, M C S Williams, E Willsher, B Windelband, W E Witt, R Xu, S Yalcin, K Yamakawa, P Yang, S Yano, Z Yin, H Yokoyama, I-K Yoo, J H Yoon, E Yun, V Yurchenko, V Zaccolo, A Zaman, C Zampolli, H J C Zanoli, N Zardoshti, A Zarochentsev, P Závada, N Zaviyalov, H Zbroszczyk, M Zhalov, H Zhang, X Zhang, Y Zhang, C Zhang, Z Zhang, C Zhao, N Zhigareva, D Zhou, Y Zhou, Z Zhou, H Zhu, J Zhu, Y Zhu, A Zichichi, M B Zimmermann, G Zinovjev, J Zmeskal, S Zou
We report a precise measurement of the J/ψ elliptic flow in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt[s_{NN}]=5.02  TeV with the ALICE detector at the LHC. The J/ψ mesons are reconstructed at midrapidity (|y|<0.9) in the dielectron decay channel and at forward rapidity (2.5<y<4.0) in the dimuon channel, both down to zero transverse momentum. At forward rapidity, the elliptic flow v_{2} of the J/ψ is studied as a function of the transverse momentum and centrality. A positive v_{2} is observed in the transverse momentum range 2<p_{T}<8  GeV/c in the three centrality classes studied and confirms with higher statistics our earlier results at sqrt[s_{NN}]=2...
December 15, 2017: Physical Review Letters
Houcine Bougherara, Fariba Némati, André Nicolas, Gérald Massonnet, Martine Pugnière, Charlotte Ngô, Marie-Aude Le Frère-Belda, Alexandra Leary, Jérôme Alexandre, Didier Meseure, Jean-Marc Barret, Isabelle Navarro-Teulon, André Pèlegrin, Sergio Roman-Roman, Jean-François Prost, Emmanuel Donnadieu, Didier Decaudin
Müllerian inhibiting substance, also called anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis of AMH type II receptor-positive tumor cells, such as human ovarian cancers (OCs). On this basis, a humanized glyco-engineered monoclonal antibody (3C23K) has been developed. The aim of this study was therefore to experimentally confirm the therapeutic potential of 3C23K in human OCs. We first determined by immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry and cytofluorometry analyses the expression of AMHRII in patient's tumors and found that a majority (60 to 80% depending on the detection technique) of OCs were positive for this marker...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
S García-Barreras, F Rozet, I Nunes-Silva, V Srougi, R Sanchez-Salas, E Barret, M Galiano, X Cathelineau
PURPOSE: To evaluate predictive factors associated with detectable prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and describe clinical recurrence (CR) and cancer-specific mortality (CSM) after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). METHODS: The study included 2500 patients who were treated with RARP at a single institution between 2000 and 2016. All patients had clinically localized PCa. Patients were divided into two groups according to PSA value at 6 weeks after surgery: undetectable (n = 2271; PSA < 0...
December 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
Johann Dreanic, Maximilien Barret, Marion Dhooge, Marianne Gaudric, Sarah Leblanc, Vered Abitbol, Frederic Prat, Stanislas Chaussade, Romain Coriat
AIM: Small bowel capsule endoscopy (CE) is a non-invasive and validated technique allowing the visualization of the small intestine mucosa. It generated more than 40,000 images per examination and induced a long median time of medical reading that may exceed 1 hour. In a transfer of skills' program, the CE reading might be transferred to nurses. We herein evaluate and present a feasibility study of the CE to nurses. METHODS: Nurses experienced in endoscopy were trained for small bowel CE reading, selection and interpretation of pathological images...
November 24, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Paolo Capogrosso, Eric Barret, Rafael Sanchez-Salas, Igor Nunes-Silva, François Rozet, Marc Galiano, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Alberto Briganti, Andrea Salonia, Francesco Montorsi, Xavier Cathelineau
AIM: To assess outcomes of whole gland high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as compared with minimally-invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) in elderly patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: Patients aged ≥70 years with, cT1-cT2 disease, biopsy Gleason score (GS) 3 + 3 or 3 + 4 and preoperative PSA ≤10 ng/mL were submitted to either whole-gland HIFU or MIRP. Propensity-score matching analysis was performed to ensure the baseline equivalence of groups. Follow-up visits were routinely performed assessing PSA and urinary function according to the International Continence Score (ICS) and the International Prostatic Symptoms Score (IPSS) questionnaires...
January 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Gregory D Schroeder, Barrett S Boody, Christopher K Kepler, Mark F Kurd, Stephen Silva, Kristen Nicholson, Jefferson R Wilson, Barret I Woods, Kris E Radcliff, D Greg Anderson, Alan S Hilibrand, Alexander R Vaccaro, Jeffery A Rihn
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: Compare HRQOL outcome metrics in patients undergoing primary and revision ACDF. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is associated with significant improvements in health related quality of life (HRQOL) outcome metrics. However, 2.9% of patients per year will develop symptomatic adjacent segment disease and there is a paucity of literature on HRQOL outcomes following revision ACDF...
December 5, 2017: Spine
Alvaro Iborra, Manuel Villanueva, Stephen L Barrett, Edgardo Rodriguez-Collazo, Pablo Sanz
OBJECTIVES: High-resolution ultrasonography (US) can play an important role in studying nerves, as it has several advantages. Entrapments of distal tibial nerve branches can be mapped out or diagnosed with selective anesthetic blocks, and US can guide therapeutic procedures, such as radiofrequency ablation and selective infiltrations of specific nerve branches. The aim of this study was to verify that US is an effective method for accurately locating the posterior tibial nerve and its terminal branches, such as the medial calcaneal branch, the first calcaneal branch, and the medial and lateral plantar nerves...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Ramin Yousefi, Javad Beheshtian, Seyedeh Mozhgan Seyed-Talebi, H R Azimi, Farid Jamali-Sheini
A systematic experimental and theoretical study of the origin of the enhanced photocatalytic performance of Mg-doped ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) and Mg-doped ZnO/reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanocomposites has been performed. In addition to Mg, Cd was chosen as a doping material for the bandgap engineering of ZnO NPs, and its effects were compared with that of Mg in the photocatalytic performance of ZnO nanostructures. The experimental results revealed that Mg, as a doping material, recognizably ameliorates the photocatalytic performance of ZnO NPs and ZnO/graphene nanocomposites...
January 18, 2018: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
Juan P Barret, Jan L Roodenburg
Modern treatment of advanced intraoral cancer involves multidisciplinary teams with use of complicated reconstructive techniques to provide improved survival with optimal rehabilitation. Mastication is an important part of this process, and it can be severely impaired by tumor ablation. Whether flap reconstruction is a determinant factor in dental rehabilitation is still in debate. Patients and methods: Thirty-five patients with advanced intraoral cancer were reviewed to determine dental rehabilitation of different reconstructive techniques...
February 2017: International journal of surgery. Oncology
Diane Lorenzo, Maximilien Barret, Benoit Bordacahar, Sarah Leblanc, Stanislas Chaussade, Pierre Cattan, Frédéric Prat
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November 23, 2017: Endoscopy
Erdal Uzun, Abdulhamit Misir, Turan Bilge Kizkapan, Mustafa Ozcamdalli, Soner Akkurt, Ahmet Guney
BACKGROUND: There are few large-scale, long-term studies comparing medial meniscal repairs with or without concurrent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: A total of 140 patients who underwent arthroscopic medial meniscal repair were divided into two groups: Group A, meniscus repair only and Group B, meniscus repair with concurrent ACL reconstruction. Clinical assessments in- cluded physical examination findings, Lysholm score, and the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) form...
November 18, 2017: Knee
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