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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926610/image-similarity-evaluation-of-the-bulk-density-assigned-synthetic-ct-derived-from-mri-of-intracranial-regions-for-radiation-treatment
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Shin-Wook Kim, Hun-Joo Shin, Jin-Ho Hwang, Jin-Sol Shin, Sung-Kwang Park, Jin-Young Kim, Ki-Jun Kim, Chul-Seung Kay, Young-Nam Kang
OBJECTIVE: Various methods for radiation-dose calculation have been investigated over previous decades, focusing on the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) only. The bulk-density-assignment method based on manual segmentation has exhibited promising results compared to dose-calculation with computed tomography (CT). However, this method cannot be easily implemented in clinical practice due to its time-consuming nature. Therefore, we investigated an automatic anatomy segmentation method with the intention of providing the proper methodology to evaluate synthetic CT images for a radiation-dose calculation based on MR images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846718/intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-reduces-gastrointestinal-toxicity-in-pelvic-radiation-therapy-with-moderate-dose
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Yoo-Kang Kwak, Sea-Won Lee, Chul Seung Kay, Hee Hyun Park
This retrospective study was performed to evaluate and compare gastrointestinal (GI) toxicities caused by conventional radiotherapy (cRT) and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in 136 cancer patients treated with pelvic radiotherapy (RT) with moderate radiation dose in a single institution. A matched-pair analysis of the two groups was performed; each group included 68 patients. Conventional RT was delivered using the four-field box technique and IMRT was delivered with helical tomotherapy. The median daily dose was 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841418/heterogeneous-tumor-immune-microenvironments-among-differentially-growing-metastases-in-an-ovarian-cancer-patient
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Alejandro Jiménez-Sánchez, Danish Memon, Stephane Pourpe, Harini Veeraraghavan, Yanyun Li, Hebert Alberto Vargas, Michael B Gill, Kay J Park, Oliver Zivanovic, Jason Konner, Jacob Ricca, Dmitriy Zamarin, Tyler Walther, Carol Aghajanian, Jedd D Wolchok, Evis Sala, Taha Merghoub, Alexandra Snyder, Martin L Miller
We present an exceptional case of a patient with high-grade serous ovarian cancer, treated with multiple chemotherapy regimens, who exhibited regression of some metastatic lesions with concomitant progression of other lesions during a treatment-free period. Using immunogenomic approaches, we found that progressing metastases were characterized by immune cell exclusion, whereas regressing and stable metastases were infiltrated by CD8(+) and CD4(+) T cells and exhibited oligoclonal expansion of specific T cell subsets...
August 24, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794431/macrophage-jak2-deficiency-protects-against-high-fat-diet-induced-inflammation
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Harsh R Desai, Tharini Sivasubramaniyam, Xavier S Revelo, Stephanie A Schroer, Cynthia T Luk, Prashanth R Rikkala, Adam H Metherel, David W Dodington, Yoo Jin Park, Min Jeong Kim, Joshua A Rapps, Rickvinder Besla, Clinton S Robbins, Kay-Uwe Wagner, Richard P Bazinet, Daniel A Winer, Minna Woo
During obesity, macrophages can infiltrate metabolic tissues, and contribute to chronic low-grade inflammation, and mediate insulin resistance and diabetes. Recent studies have elucidated the metabolic role of JAK2, a key mediator downstream of various cytokines and growth factors. Our study addresses the essential role of macrophage JAK2 in the pathogenesis to obesity-associated inflammation and insulin resistance. During high-fat diet (HFD) feeding, macrophage-specific JAK2 knockout (M-JAK2(-/-)) mice gained less body weight compared to wildtype littermate control (M-JAK2(+/+)) mice and were protected from HFD-induced systemic insulin resistance...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700433/data-set-for-the-reporting-of-carcinomas-of-the-cervix-recommendations-from-the-international-collaboration-on-cancer-reporting-iccr
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W Glenn McCluggage, Meagan J Judge, Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Máire A Duggan, Lars-Christian Horn, Pei Hui, Jaume Ordi, Christopher N Otis, Kay J Park, Marie Plante, Colin J R Stewart, Edwin K Wiredu, Brian Rous, Lynn Hirschowitz
A comprehensive pathologic report is essential for optimal patient management, cancer staging and prognostication. In many countries, proforma reports are used but the content of these is variable. The International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting is an alliance formed by the Royal Colleges of Pathologists of Australasia and the United Kingdom, the College of American Pathologists, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the European Society of Pathology, for the purpose of developing standardized, evidence-based reporting data sets for each cancer site...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617578/antibodies-against-specific-muc16-glycosylation-sites-inhibit-ovarian-cancer-growth
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Thapi Dharma Rao, Alberto Fernández-Tejada, Abram Axelrod, Nestor Rosales, Xiujun Yan, Sahityasri Thapi, Amy Wang, Kay J Park, Brandon Nemieboka, Jingyi Xiang, Jason S Lewis, Narciso Olvera, Douglas A Levine, Samuel J Danishefsky, David R Spriggs
Expression of the retained C-terminal extracellular portion of the ovarian cancer glycoprotein MUC16 induces transformation and tumor growth. However, the mechanisms of MUC16 oncogenesis related to glycosylation are not clearly defined. We establish that MUC16 oncogenic effects are mediated through MGAT5-dependent N-glycosylation of two specific asparagine sites within its 58 amino acid ectodomain. Oncogenic signaling from the C-terminal portion of MUC16 requires the presence of Galectin-3 and growth factor receptors colocalized on lipid rafts...
August 18, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614201/role-of-lymphovascular-invasion-in-pattern-c-invasive-endocervical-adenocarcinoma
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Andres A Roma, Kay J Park, Hao Xie, Andrea D De Vivar, Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Joanne K L Rutgers, Denise Barbuto, Elvio G Silva
Lymphovascular invasion (LVI) has been reported as an independent predictor of patient outcome in cervical carcinoma. However, not all studies support independent significance, especially in multivariable analyses. A risk stratification system recently introduced for endocervical adenocarcinoma was reported to better predict risk of lymph node (LN) metastasis. A subset of patients with tumors with pattern C features had LN metastasis and died of disease. In this study, we determined whether LVI had any additional significance in this subset of tumors...
September 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589468/optimal-treatment-of-jugular-foramen-schwannomas-long-term-outcome-of-a-multidisciplinary-approach-for-a-series-of-29-cases-in-a-single-institute
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Sung Mo Ryu, Jung-Il Lee, Kwan Park, Jung Won Choi, Doo-Sik Kong, Do-Hyun Nam, Han-Shin Jeong, Yang-Sun Cho, Ho Jun Seol
BACKGROUND: The goal of treatment for jugular foramen schwannomas (JFSs) is to achieve complete tumor removal with cranial nerve preservation. However, achieving this goal remains a challenge despite the advances in microsurgical techniques. The aim of this study was to determine optimal treatment strategies for JFSs based on a review of a series of 29 surgical cases in our institute. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1997 and 2013, 29 patients with JFSs underwent surgical treatment by multidisciplinary otoneurosurgical approaches...
June 6, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416589/multimodality-imaging-of-the-tricuspid-valve-with-implication-for-percutaneous-repair-approaches
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Francesco Ancona, Stefano Stella, Maurizio Taramasso, Claudia Marini, Azeem Latib, Paolo Denti, Francesco Grigioni, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Ottavio Alfieri, Antonio Colombo, Francesco Maisano, Eustachio Agricola
Nowadays some percutaneous options for tricuspid valve (TV) repair are available: Tricinch (4Tech Cardio, Galway, Ireland) mimicking the Kay procedure, Trialign (Mitralign, Boston, MA, USA) aiming to bicuspidise TV, MitraClip (Abbott Vascular, Abbott Park, Illinois, USA) mimicking Alfieri's stitch, direct transcatheter annuloplasty with Cardioband (Valtech Cardio, Or Yehuda, Israel) and transcatheter Forma Repair (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California, USA) providing a surface for leaflet coaptation. A multimodality imaging approach is fundamental for defining the pathophysiology of tricuspid regurgitation (TR), preprocedural planning and intraprocedural monitoring...
July 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395901/pulmonary-metastasectomy-with-therapeutic-intent-for-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Neel P Chudgar, Murray F Brennan, Rodrigo R Munhoz, Peter R Bucciarelli, Kay See Tan, Sandra P D'Angelo, Manjit S Bains, Matthew Bott, James Huang, Bernard J Park, Valerie W Rusch, Prasad S Adusumilli, William D Tap, Samuel Singer, David R Jones
OBJECTIVE: Soft-tissue sarcoma is a heterogeneous disease that frequently includes the development of pulmonary metastases. The purpose of this study is to determine factors associated with improved survival among patients with soft-tissue sarcoma to help guide selection for pulmonary metastasectomy. METHODS: We reviewed a prospectively maintained database and identified 803 patients who underwent pulmonary metastasectomy for metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma between September 1991 and June 2014; of these, 539 patients undergoing 760 therapeutic-intent pulmonary metastasectomies were included...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376204/nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-and-endometrial-carcinoma-mortality-and-recurrence
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Theodore M Brasky, Ashley S Felix, David E Cohn, D Scott McMeekin, David G Mutch, William T Creasman, Premal H Thaker, Joan L Walker, Richard G Moore, Shashikant B Lele, Saketh R Guntupalli, Levi S Downs, Christa I Nagel, John F Boggess, Michael L Pearl, Olga B Ioffe, Kay J Park, Shamshad Ali, Louise A Brinton
Background: Recent data suggest that the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be associated with reductions in endometrial cancer risk, yet very few have examined whether their use is related to prognosis among endometrial cancer patients. Methods: Study subjects comprised 4374 participants of the NRG Oncology/Gynecology Oncology Group 210 Study with endometrial carcinoma who completed a presurgical questionnaire that assessed history of regular prediagnostic NSAID use and endometrial cancer risk factors...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375665/application-of-a-natural-language-processing-algorithm-to-asthma-ascertainment-an-automated-chart-review
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Chung-Il Wi, Sunghwan Sohn, Mary C Rolfes, Alicia Seabright, Euijung Ryu, Gretchen Voge, Kay A Bachman, Miguel A Park, Hirohito Kita, Ivana T Croghan, Hongfang Liu, Young J Juhn
RATIONALE: Difficulty of asthma ascertainment and its associated methodologic heterogeneity have created significant barriers to asthma care and research. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the validity of an existing natural language processing (NLP) algorithm for asthma criteria to enable an automated chart review using electronic medical records (EMRs). METHODS: The study was designed as a retrospective birth cohort study using a random sample of 500 subjects from the 1997-2007 Mayo Birth Cohort who were born at Mayo Clinic and enrolled in primary pediatric care at Mayo Clinic Rochester...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329331/natural-history-of-moderately-dilated-tubular-ascending-aorta-implications-for-determining-the-optimal-imaging-interval
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Kay-Hyun Park, Suryeun Chung, Dong Jung Kim, Jun Sung Kim, Cheong Lim
OBJECTIVES: For a moderately dilated ascending aorta (diameter 35-54 mm), current guidelines recommend continuous annual or semi-annual examinations with computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. However, few data have shown the yield and benefit of such a protocol. This study aimed to investigate the fate of a moderately dilated ascending aorta and thereby determine the adequate imaging interval. METHODS: In our institutional database, we identified adult patients having an ascending aortic diameter ≥40 mm in contrast-enhanced computed tomography and follow-up imaging(s) after ≥1 year...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291841/prognosis-of-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-can-be-predicted-more-accurately-using-pre-and-post-chemoradiotherapy-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratios-in-patients-who-received-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy
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SooYoon Sung, Seok Hyun Son, Eun Young Park, Chul Seung Kay
PURPOSE: The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been suggested as an inflammation-related factor, but also as an indicator of systemic anti-tumor immunity. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of the NLR and to propose a proper cut-off value in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer who received preoperative chemoradiation (CRT) followed by curative total mesorectal excision (TME). METHODS: A total of 110 rectal cancer patients with clinical T3-4 or node-positive disease were retrospectively analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281737/early-and-mid-term-results-of-coronary-endarterectomy-influence-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-and-surgical-techniques
#15
Jae Hang Lee, Cheong Lim, Jun Sung Kim, Kay-Hyun Park
BACKGROUND: Coronary endarterectomy (CE) may be a good option for complete revascularization of diffuse coronary artery diseases, but it has not been widely used because the outcomes have not been definitively identified. This study aims to evaluate the mid-term clinical results of CE and compare the outcomes according to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and the surgical technique used. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2014, 69 cases of coronary endarterectomy were performed in 64 patients...
March 10, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264875/prediagnostic-calcium-intake-and-lung-cancer-survival-a-pooled-analysis-of-12-cohort-studies
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Danxia Yu, Yumie Takata, Stephanie A Smith-Warner, William Blot, Norie Sawada, Emily White, Neal Freedman, Kim Robien, Edward Giovannucci, Xuehong Zhang, Yikyung Park, Yu-Tang Gao, Rowan T Chlebowski, Arnulf Langhammer, Gong Yang, Gianluca Severi, Jonas Manjer, Kay-Tee Khaw, Elisabete Weiderpass, Linda M Liao, Neil Caporaso, Steinar Krokstad, Kristian Hveem, Rashmi Sinha, Regina Ziegler, Shoichiro Tsugane, Yong-Bing Xiang, Mattias Johansson, Wei Zheng, Xiao-Ou Shu
Background: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. Little is known about whether prediagnostic nutritional factors may affect survival. We examined the associations of prediagnostic calcium intake from foods and/or supplements with lung cancer survival.Methods: The present analysis included 23,882 incident, primary lung cancer patients from 12 prospective cohort studies. Dietary calcium intake was assessed using food-frequency questionnaires at baseline in each cohort and standardized to caloric intake of 2,000 kcal/d for women and 2,500 kcal/d for men...
July 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221217/interobserver-reproducibility-among-gynecologic-pathologists-in-diagnosing-heterologous-osteosarcomatous-component-in-gynecologic-tract-carcinosarcomas
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Ankur R Sangoi, Malti Kshirsagar, Andres A Roma, Andrew E Horvai, Mamatha Chivukula, Lora H Ellenson, Oluwole Fadare, Ann K Folkins, Karuna Garg, Krisztina Hanley, Teri A Longacre, Jacqueline Haas, W Glenn McCluggage, Jesse K McKenney, Marisa R Nucci, Esther Oliva, Kay J Park, Vinita Parkash, Charles M Quick, Joseph T Rabban, Joanne K L Rutgers, Robert Soslow, Russell Vang, Anna Yemelyanova, Charles Zaloudek, Andrew H Beck
Distinguishing hyalinized stroma from osteoid production by a heterologous osteosarcomatous component can be challenging in gynecologic tract carcinosarcomas. As heterologous components in a carcinosarcoma may have prognostic and therapeutic implications, it is important that these are recognized. This study examines interobserver reproducibility among gynecologic pathologists in the diagnosis of osteosarcomatous components, and its correlation with expression of the novel antibody SATB2 (marker of osteoblastic differentiation) in these osteosarcomatous foci...
July 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199977/pre-radiotherapy-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-an-independent-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-radiotherapy
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Seok Hyun Son, Eun Young Park, Hee Hyun Park, Chul Seung Kay, Hong Seok Jang
We aimed to investigate the pre-radiotherapy neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (prNLR) as a prognostic factor in patients with locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with radiotherapy (RT), and to determine the optimal cut-off value for prNLR. We retrospectively evaluated 56 patients with locally advanced HCC treated with RT (helical tomotherapy) between March 2006 and February 2012. The optimal cut-off value was determined by using a maximally selected log-rank test. Prognostic factors that influence the local progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were evaluated...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134668/factors-predicting-pelvic-lymph-node-metastasis-relapse-and-disease-outcome-in-pattern-c-endocervical-adenocarcinomas
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Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Andres A Roma, Kay J Park, Joanne K L Rutgers, Elvio G Silva
A pattern-based classification system has recently been proposed for invasive endocervical adenocarcinoma (EAC), which is predictive of the risk for lymph node metastases (LNM). The main utility of the system lies in separating cases with very low risk for LNM (pattern A) from those with higher risk (pattern B and C). Different growth patterns (GPs) are found in pattern C cases. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of GP on the behavior of pattern C EAC. By reevaluating 189 pattern C EACs, we documented 6 architectural GPs: diffuse destructive (DD), confluent (CON), extensive linear destructive (ELD), band-like lymphocytic infiltrate (BLL), solid (SOL), and micropapillary (MP)...
September 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126692/transfer-and-persistence-of-dna-on-the-hands-and-the-influence-of-activities-performed
#20
Bianca Szkuta, Kaye N Ballantyne, Roland A H van Oorschot
During the evaluation of forensic DNA evidence in court proceedings, the emphasis previously placed on the source of the DNA is progressively shifting to the consideration of the activities resulting in its deposition. While direct contact and deposition may be a likely explanation, alternative scenarios involving DNA transfer through a secondary person or medium are important to consider. Here we assessed whether non-self DNA, indirectly transferred via a handshake, could be detected on surfaces contacted by the opposing hand-shaker after 15min, and considered the variables affecting its persistence in subsequent contacts...
May 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
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