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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451415/clinical-and-economic-impact-of-an-enhanced-recovery-pathway-for-open-and-laparoscopic-rectal-surgery
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Richard Garfinkle, Marylise Boutros, Gabriela Ghitulescu, Carol-Ann Vasilevsky, Patrick Charlebois, Sender Liberman, Barry Stein, Liane S Feldman, Lawrence Lee
BACKGROUND: The short-term benefits of laparoscopy for rectal surgery are equivocal. The objective of this study was to determine the clinical and economic impact of an enhanced recovery pathway (ERP) for laparoscopic and open rectal surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients who underwent elective rectal resection with primary anastomosis between January 2009 and March 2012 at two tertiary-care, university-affiliated institutions were identified. Patients who met inclusion criteria were divided into four groups, according to surgical approach (laparoscopic [lap] or open) and perioperative management (ERP or conventional care [CC])...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443374/prognostic-implications-of-dual-platelet-reactivity-testing-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Leonardo P de Carvalho, Alan Fong, Richard Troughton, Bryan P Yan, Chee-Tang Chin, Sock-Cheng Poh, Melissa Mejin, Nancy Huang, Aruni Seneviratna, Chi-Hang Lee, Adrian F Low, Huay-Cheem Tan, Siew-Pang Chan, Christopher Frampton, A Mark Richards, Mark Y Chan
Studies on platelet reactivity (PR) testing commonly test PR only after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been performed. There are few data on pre- and post-PCI testing. Data on simultaneous testing of aspirin and adenosine diphosphate antagonist response are conflicting. We investigated the prognostic value of combined serial assessments of high on-aspirin PR (HASPR) and high on-adenosine diphosphate receptor antagonist PR (HADPR) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). HASPR and HADPR were assessed in 928 ACS patients before (initial test) and 24 hours after (final test) coronary angiography, with or without revascularization...
February 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440463/immune-activation-underlies-a-sustained-clinical-response-to-yttrium-90-radioembolisation-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Valerie Chew, Yun Hua Lee, Lu Pan, Nurul J M Nasir, Chun Jye Lim, Camillus Chua, Liyun Lai, Sharifah Nur Hazirah, Tony Kiat Hon Lim, Brian K P Goh, Alexander Chung, Richard H G Lo, David Ng, Rene L F Filarca, Salvatore Albani, Pierce K H Chow
OBJECTIVES: Yttrium-90 (Y90)-radioembolisation (RE) significantly regresses locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma and delays disease progression. The current study is designed to deeply interrogate the immunological impact of Y90-RE, which elicits a sustained therapeutic response. DESIGN: Time-of-flight mass cytometry and next-generation sequencing (NGS) were used to analyse the immune landscapes of tumour-infiltrating leucocytes (TILs), tumour tissues and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) at different time points before and after Y90-RE...
February 13, 2018: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440040/objectively-measured-physical-activity-sedentary-behaviour-and-all-cause-mortality-in-older-men-does-volume-of-activity-matter-more-than-pattern-of-accumulation
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Barbara J Jefferis, Tessa J Parsons, Claudio Sartini, Sarah Ash, Lucy T Lennon, Olia Papacosta, Richard W Morris, S Goya Wannamethee, I-Min Lee, Peter H Whincup
OBJECTIVES: To understand how device-measured sedentary behaviour and physical activity are related to all-cause mortality in older men, an age group with high levels of inactivity and sedentary behaviour. METHODS: Prospective population-based cohort study of men recruited from 24 UK General Practices in 1978-1980. In 2010-2012, 3137 surviving men were invited to a follow-up, 1655 (aged 71-92 years) agreed. Nurses measured height and weight, men completed health and demographic questionnaires and wore an ActiGraph GT3x accelerometer...
February 12, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439295/transcriptional-profiling-of-synovial-macrophages-using-minimally-invasive-ultrasound-guided-synovial-biopsies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Arthur M Mandelin, Philip J Homan, Alexander M Shaffer, Carla M Cuda, Salina T Dominguez, Emily Bacalao, Mary Carns, Monique Hinchcliff, Jungwha Lee, Kathleen Aren, Anjali Thakrar, Anna B Montgomery, S Louis Bridges, Joan M Bathon, John P Atkinson, David A Fox, Eric L Matteson, Christopher D Buckley, Costantino Pitzalis, Deborah Parks, Laura B Hughes, Laura Geraldino-Pardilla, Robert Ike, Kristine Phillips, Kerry Wright, Andrew Filer, Stephen Kelly, Eric M Ruderman, Vince Morgan, Hiam Abdala-Valencia, Alexander V Misharin, G Scott Budinger, Elizabeth T Bartom, Richard M Pope, Harris Perlman, Deborah R Winter
OBJECTIVE: Currently, there are no reliable biomarkers for predicting therapeutic response in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The synovium may unlock critical information for determining efficacy as reduction in numbers of sublining synovial macrophages remains the most reproducible biomarker. Thus, a clinically actionable method for collection of synovial tissue, which can be analyzed using high-throughput strategies, must become a reality. METHODS: Rheumatologists at six United States academic sites were trained in minimally invasive ultrasound-guided synovial tissue biopsy...
February 13, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438602/international-consensus-statement-on-allergy-and-rhinology-allergic-rhinitis
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Sarah K Wise, Sandra Y Lin, Elina Toskala, Richard R Orlandi, Cezmi A Akdis, Jeremiah A Alt, Antoine Azar, Fuad M Baroody, Claus Bachert, G Walter Canonica, Thomas Chacko, Cemal Cingi, Giorgio Ciprandi, Jacquelynne Corey, Linda S Cox, Peter Socrates Creticos, Adnan Custovic, Cecelia Damask, Adam DeConde, John M DelGaudio, Charles S Ebert, Jean Anderson Eloy, Carrie E Flanagan, Wytske J Fokkens, Christine Franzese, Jan Gosepath, Ashleigh Halderman, Robert G Hamilton, Hans Jürgen Hoffman, Jens M Hohlfeld, Steven M Houser, Peter H Hwang, Cristoforo Incorvaia, Deborah Jarvis, Ayesha N Khalid, Maritta Kilpeläinen, Todd T Kingdom, Helene Krouse, Desiree Larenas-Linnemann, Adrienne M Laury, Stella E Lee, Joshua M Levy, Amber U Luong, Bradley F Marple, Edward D McCoul, K Christopher McMains, Erik Melén, James W Mims, Gianna Moscato, Joaquim Mullol, Harold S Nelson, Monica Patadia, Ruby Pawankar, Oliver Pfaar, Michael P Platt, William Reisacher, Carmen Rondón, Luke Rudmik, Matthew Ryan, Joaquin Sastre, Rodney J Schlosser, Russell A Settipane, Hemant P Sharma, Aziz Sheikh, Timothy L Smith, Pongsakorn Tantilipikorn, Jody R Tversky, Maria C Veling, De Yun Wang, Marit Westman, Magnus Wickman, Mark Zacharek
BACKGROUND: Critical examination of the quality and validity of available allergic rhinitis (AR) literature is necessary to improve understanding and to appropriately translate this knowledge to clinical care of the AR patient. To evaluate the existing AR literature, international multidisciplinary experts with an interest in AR have produced the International Consensus statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Allergic Rhinitis (ICAR:AR). METHODS: Using previously described methodology, specific topics were developed relating to AR...
February 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438093/fda-approval-summary-dabrafenib-and-trametinib-for-the-treatment-of-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancers-harboring-braf-v600e-mutations
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Lauretta Odogwu, Luckson Mathieu, Gideon Blumenthal, Erin Larkins, Kirsten B Goldberg, Norma Griffin, Karen Bijwaard, Eunice Y Lee, Reena Philip, Xiaoping Jiang, Lisa Rodriguez, Amy E McKee, Patricia Keegan, Richard Pazdur
On June 22, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration expanded indications for dabrafenib and trametinib to include treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring BRAF V600E mutations. Approval was based on results from an international, multicenter, multicohort, noncomparative, open-label trial, study BRF113928, which sequentially enrolled 93 patients who had received previous systemic treatment for advanced NSCLC (Cohort B, n = 57) or were treatment-naïve (Cohort C, n = 36)...
February 7, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434360/mechanical-occlusion-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-lessons-from-surgical-experience
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Dawn S Hui, Richard Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432167/phylogenetic-classification-of-the-world-s-tropical-forests
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J W Ferry Slik, Janet Franklin, Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez, Richard Field, Salomon Aguilar, Nikolay Aguirre, Jorge Ahumada, Shin-Ichiro Aiba, Luciana F Alves, Anitha K, Andres Avella, Francisco Mora, Gerardo A Aymard C, Selene Báez, Patricia Balvanera, Meredith L Bastian, Jean-François Bastin, Peter J Bellingham, Eduardo van den Berg, Polyanna da Conceição Bispo, Pascal Boeckx, Katrin Boehning-Gaese, Frans Bongers, Brad Boyle, Fabian Brambach, Francis Q Brearley, Sandra Brown, Shauna-Lee Chai, Robin L Chazdon, Shengbin Chen, Phourin Chhang, George Chuyong, Corneille Ewango, Indiana M Coronado, Jurgi Cristóbal-Azkarate, Heike Culmsee, Kipiro Damas, H S Dattaraja, Priya Davidar, Saara J DeWalt, Hazimah Din, Donald R Drake, Alvaro Duque, Giselda Durigan, Karl Eichhorn, Eduardo Schmidt Eler, Tsutomu Enoki, Andreas Ensslin, Adandé Belarmain Fandohan, Nina Farwig, Kenneth J Feeley, Markus Fischer, Olle Forshed, Queila Souza Garcia, Satish Chandra Garkoti, Thomas W Gillespie, Jean-Francois Gillet, Christelle Gonmadje, Iñigo Granzow-de la Cerda, Daniel M Griffith, James Grogan, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, David J Harris, Rhett D Harrison, Andy Hector, Andreas Hemp, Jürgen Homeier, M Shah Hussain, Guillermo Ibarra-Manríquez, I Faridah Hanum, Nobuo Imai, Patrick A Jansen, Carlos Alfredo Joly, Shijo Joseph, Kuswata Kartawinata, Elizabeth Kearsley, Daniel L Kelly, Michael Kessler, Timothy J Killeen, Robert M Kooyman, Yves Laumonier, Susan G Laurance, William F Laurance, Michael J Lawes, Susan G Letcher, Jeremy Lindsell, Jon Lovett, Jose Lozada, Xinghui Lu, Anne Mette Lykke, Khairil Bin Mahmud, Ni Putu Diana Mahayani, Asyraf Mansor, Andrew R Marshall, Emanuel H Martin, Darley Calderado Leal Matos, Jorge A Meave, Felipe P L Melo, Zhofre Huberto Aguirre Mendoza, Faizah Metali, Vincent P Medjibe, Jean Paul Metzger, Thiago Metzker, D Mohandass, Miguel A Munguía-Rosas, Rodrigo Muñoz, Eddy Nurtjahy, Eddie Lenza de Oliveira, Onrizal, Pia Parolin, Marc Parren, N Parthasarathy, Ekananda Paudel, Rolando Perez, Eduardo A Pérez-García, Ulf Pommer, Lourens Poorter, Lan Qi, Maria Teresa F Piedade, José Roberto Rodrigues Pinto, Axel Dalberg Poulsen, John R Poulsen, Jennifer S Powers, Rama Chandra Prasad, Jean-Philippe Puyravaud, Orlando Rangel, Jan Reitsma, Diogo S B Rocha, Samir Rolim, Francesco Rovero, Andes Rozak, Kalle Ruokolainen, Ervan Rutishauser, Gemma Rutten, Mohd Nizam Mohd Said, Felipe Z Saiter, Philippe Saner, Braulio Santos, João Roberto Dos Santos, Swapan Kumar Sarker, Christine B Schmitt, Jochen Schoengart, Mark Schulze, Douglas Sheil, Plinio Sist, Alexandre F Souza, Wilson Roberto Spironello, Tereza Sposito, Robert Steinmetz, Tariq Stevart, Marcio Seiji Suganuma, Rahayu Sukri, Aisha Sultana, Raman Sukumar, Terry Sunderland, Supriyadi, H S Suresh, Eizi Suzuki, Marcelo Tabarelli, Jianwei Tang, Ed V J Tanner, Natalia Targhetta, Ida Theilade, Duncan Thomas, Jonathan Timberlake, Márcio de Morisson Valeriano, Johan van Valkenburg, Tran Van Do, Hoang Van Sam, John H Vandermeer, Hans Verbeeck, Ole Reidar Vetaas, Victor Adekunle, Simone A Vieira, Campbell O Webb, Edward L Webb, Timothy Whitfeld, Serge Wich, John Williams, Susan Wiser, Florian Wittmann, Xiaobo Yang, C Yves Adou Yao, Sandra L Yap, Rakan A Zahawi, Rahmad Zakaria, Runguo Zang
Knowledge about the biogeographic affinities of the world's tropical forests helps to better understand regional differences in forest structure, diversity, composition, and dynamics. Such understanding will enable anticipation of region-specific responses to global environmental change. Modern phylogenies, in combination with broad coverage of species inventory data, now allow for global biogeographic analyses that take species evolutionary distance into account. Here we present a classification of the world's tropical forests based on their phylogenetic similarity...
February 5, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431987/solid-phase-synthesis-and-antibacterial-activity-of-cyclohexapeptide-wollamide-b-analogs
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Lissa S Tsutsumi, John M Elmore, Uyen T Dang, Miranda J Wallace, Ravikanthreddy Marreddy, Robin B Lee, Ghee T Tan, J Hurdle, Richard E Lee, Dianqing Sun
Herein we report the antibacterial structure-activity relationships of cyclic hexapeptide wollamide analogs derived from solid-phase library synthesis. Wollamide B, a cyclic hexapeptide natural product, has been previously found to have activity against Mycobacterium bovis. To further evaluate its antimycobacterial/antibacterial potential, 27 peptides including wollamides A/B, and desotamide B, were synthesized and subsequently tested against a panel of clinically significant bacterial pathogens. Biological evaluation revealed that the cyclic scaffold, amide functionality in position I, tryptophan residue in position V, and the original stereochemistry pattern of the core scaffold were key for antituberculosis and/or antibacterial activity...
February 12, 2018: ACS Combinatorial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431741/sugar-release-and-growth-of-biofuel-crops-are-improved-by-downregulation-of-pectin-biosynthesis
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Ajaya K Biswal, Melani A Atmodjo, Mi Li, Holly L Baxter, Chang Geun Yoo, Yunqiao Pu, Yi-Ching Lee, Mitra Mazarei, Ian M Black, Ji-Yi Zhang, Hema Ramanna, Adam L Bray, Zachary R King, Peter R LaFayette, Sivakumar Pattathil, Bryon S Donohoe, Sushree S Mohanty, David Ryno, Kelsey Yee, Olivia A Thompson, Miguel Rodriguez, Alexandru Dumitrache, Jace Natzke, Kim Winkeler, Cassandra Collins, Xiaohan Yang, Li Tan, Robert W Sykes, Erica L Gjersing, Angela Ziebell, Geoffrey B Turner, Stephen R Decker, Michael G Hahn, Brian H Davison, Michael K Udvardi, Jonathan R Mielenz, Mark F Davis, Richard S Nelson, Wayne A Parrott, Arthur J Ragauskas, C Neal Stewart, Debra Mohnen
Cell walls in crops and trees have been engineered for production of biofuels and commodity chemicals, but engineered varieties often fail multi-year field trials and are not commercialized. We engineered reduced expression of a pectin biosynthesis gene (Galacturonosyltransferase 4, GAUT4) in switchgrass and poplar, and find that this improves biomass yields and sugar release from biomass processing. Both traits were maintained in a 3-year field trial of GAUT4-knockdown switchgrass, with up to sevenfold increased saccharification and ethanol production and sixfold increased biomass yield compared with control plants...
February 12, 2018: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431110/the-personal-genome-project-canada-findings-from-whole-genome-sequences-of-the-inaugural-56-participants
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Miriam S Reuter, Susan Walker, Bhooma Thiruvahindrapuram, Joe Whitney, Iris Cohn, Neal Sondheimer, Ryan K C Yuen, Brett Trost, Tara A Paton, Sergio L Pereira, Jo-Anne Herbrick, Richard F Wintle, Daniele Merico, Jennifer Howe, Jeffrey R MacDonald, Chao Lu, Thomas Nalpathamkalam, Wilson W L Sung, Zhuozhi Wang, Rohan V Patel, Giovanna Pellecchia, John Wei, Lisa J Strug, Sherilyn Bell, Barbara Kellam, Melanie M Mahtani, Anne S Bassett, Yvonne Bombard, Rosanna Weksberg, Cheryl Shuman, Ronald D Cohn, Dimitri J Stavropoulos, Sarah Bowdin, Matthew R Hildebrandt, Wei Wei, Asli Romm, Peter Pasceri, James Ellis, Peter Ray, M Stephen Meyn, Nasim Monfared, S Mohsen Hosseini, Ann M Joseph-George, Fred W Keeley, Ryan A Cook, Marc Fiume, Hin C Lee, Christian R Marshall, Jill Davies, Allison Hazell, Janet A Buchanan, Michael J Szego, Stephen W Scherer
BACKGROUND: The Personal Genome Project Canada is a comprehensive public data resource that integrates whole genome sequencing data and health information. We describe genomic variation identified in the initial recruitment cohort of 56 volunteers. METHODS: Volunteers were screened for eligibility and provided informed consent for open data sharing. Using blood DNA, we performed whole genome sequencing and identified all possible classes of DNA variants. A genetic counsellor explained the implication of the results to each participant...
February 5, 2018: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430919/photo-responsive-hydrogels-with-photoswitchable-mechanical-properties-allow-time-resolved-analysis-of-cellular-responses-to-matrix-stiffening
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I-Ning Lee, Oana Dobre, David Richards, Christoph Ballestrem, Judith Curran, John A Hunt, Stephen M Richardson, Joe Swift, Lu Shin Wong
As cell function and phenotype can be directed by the mechanical characteristics of the surrounding matrix, hydrogels have become important platforms for cell culture systems, with properties that can be tuned by external stimuli such as divalent cations, enzymatic treatment and pH. However, many of these stimuli can directly affect cell behaviour, making it difficult to distinguish purely mechanical signalling events. This study reports on the development of a hydrogel that incorporates photoswitchable crosslinkers, which can reversibly alter their stiffness upon irradiation with the appropriate wavelength of light...
February 12, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430642/should-structured-exercise-be-promoted-as-a-model-of-care-dissemination-of-the-department-of-veterans-affairs-gerofit-program
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Miriam C Morey, Cathy C Lee, Steven Castle, Willy M Valencia, Leslie Katzel, Jamie Giffuni, Teresa Kopp, Heather Cammarata, Michelle McDonald, Kris A Oursler, Timothy Wamsley, Chani Jain, Janet P Bettger, Megan Pearson, Kenneth M Manning, Orna Intrator, Peter Veazie, Richard Sloane, Jiejin Li, Daniel C Parker
Exercise provides a wide range of health-promoting benefits, but support is limited for clinical programs that use exercise as a means of health promotion. This stands in contrast to restorative or rehabilitative exercise, which is considered an essential medical service. We propose that there is a place for ongoing, structured wellness and health promotion programs, with exercise as the primary therapeutic focus. Such programs have long-lasting health benefits, are easily implementable, and are associated with high levels of participant satisfaction...
February 12, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430436/the-world-database-for-pediatric-and-congenital-heart-surgery-use-of-an-international-congenital-database-in-south-korea
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James D St Louis, Cheul Lee, Hiromi Kurosawa, Richard A Jonas, Sakamoto Kisaburo, Christo I Tchervenkov, Jeffery P Jacobs, James K Kirklin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426882/magnetic-nature-of-light-transmission-through-a-5-nm-gap
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Hyosim Yang, Dai-Sik Kim, Richard H Joon-Yeon Kim, Jae Sung Ahn, Taehee Kang, Jeeyoon Jeong, Dukhyung Lee
Slot antennas have been exploited as important building blocks of optical magnetism because their radiations are invoked by the magnetic fields along the axes, as vectorial Babinet principle predicts. However, optical magnetism of a few-nanometer-width slit, for which fascinating applications are found due to the colossal field enhancement but Babinet principle fails due to the nonnegligible thickness, has not been investigated. In this paper, we demonstrated that the magnetic field plays a dominant role in light transmission through a 5-nm slit on a 150-nm-thick gold film...
February 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426719/safety-and-preliminary-efficacy-of-vorinostat-with%C3%A2-r-epoch-in-high-risk-hiv-associated-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-amc-075
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Juan C Ramos, Joseph A Sparano, Michelle A Rudek, Page C Moore, Ethel Cesarman, Erin G Reid, David Henry, Lee Ratner, David Aboulafia, Jeanette Y Lee, Richard F Ambinder, Ronald Mitsuyasu, Ariela Noy
INTRODUCTION: Vorinostat (VOR), a histone deacetylase inhibitor, enhances the anti-tumor effects of rituximab (R) and cytotoxic chemotherapy, induces viral lytic expression and cell killing in Epstein-Barr virus-positive (EBV+) or human herpesvirus-8-positive (HHV-8+) tumors, and reactivates latent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) for possible eradication by combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a phase I trial of VOR given with R-based infusional EPOCH (etoposide, prednisone, vincristine, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin hydrochloride) (n = 12) and cART in aggressive HIV-associated B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in order to identify safe dosing and schedule...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425573/diurnal-variation-of-default-mode-network-in-patients-with-restless-legs-syndrome
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Jeonghun Ku, Yeong Seon Lee, Hyuk Won Chang, Christopher J Earley, Richard P Allen, Yong Won Cho
OBJECTIVE: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) patients compared to controls have been found to have abnormal patterns in the default mode network (DMN) in the morning when symptom threshold is the highest and symptoms are least likely to occur. If these morning abnormalities in DMN are pertinent to disease expression, then similar or further detectable differences may be expected on a nighttime assessment when RLS symptom threshold is at its lowest. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the potential neural mechanisms underlying the circadian aspect of RLS symptom expression by assessing diurnal changes in DMN...
January 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423503/association-between-circulating-tumor-dna-and-pseudoprogression-in-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma-treated-with-anti-programmed-cell-death-1-antibodies
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Jenny H Lee, Georgina V Long, Alexander M Menzies, Serigne Lo, Alexander Guminski, Kataraina Whitbourne, Michelle Peranec, Richard Scolyer, Richard F Kefford, Helen Rizos, Matteo S Carlino
Importance: Longitudinal circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) has been shown to predict response and survival in patients with metastatic melanoma treated with anti-programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) antibodies. Pseudoprogression, defined as radiologic finding of disease progression prior to response, has been a challenge to clinicians. Objective: To establish whether ctDNA at baseline and up to week 12 of treatment can differentiate between the radiologic findings of pseudoprogression and true progression in patients with metastatic melanoma...
February 8, 2018: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422280/impact-of-intubation-time-on-survival-following-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-insights-from-the-surgical-treatment-for-ischemic-heart-failure-stich-trial
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Nadia Bouabdallaoui, Susanna R Stevens, Torsten Doenst, Krzysztof Wrobel, Denis Bouchard, Marek A Deja, Robert E Michler, Yeow Leng Chua, Renato A K Kalil, Craig H Selzman, Richard C Daly, Benjamin Sun, Ljubomir T Djokovic, George Sopko, Eric J Velazquez, Jean L Rouleau, Kerry L Lee, Hussein R Al-Khalidi
OBJECTIVE: The authors aimed to assess determinants of intubation time and evaluate its impact on 30-day and 1-year postoperative survival in Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure (STICH) trial patients. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, AND INTERVENTIONS: A multivariable Cox proportional hazards model was used among the 1,446 surgical patients from the STICH trial who survived 36 hours after operation, in order to identify perioperative factors associated with 30-day and 1-year postoperative mortality...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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