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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078106/advances-in-cholangiocarcinoma-research-report-from-the-third-cholangiocarcinoma-foundation-annual-conference
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Ghassan K Abou-Alfa, Jesper B Andersen, William Chapman, Michael Choti, Stuart J Forbes, Gregory J Gores, Theodore S Hong, James J Harding, Matthew G Vander Heiden, Milind Javle, Robin K Kelley, Lawrence N Kwong, Maeve Lowery, Allyson Merrell, Katsuyuki Miyabe, Andrew Rhim, Supriya Saha, Daniela Sia, Suebpong Tanasanvimon, Alan Venook, Juan W Valle, Chad Walesky, Jonathan Whetstine, Holger Willenbring, Andrew X Zhu, Donna Mayer, Ben Z Stanger
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December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077586/redeploying-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotics-as-a-novel-antivirulence-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections
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Elaine M Waters, Justine K Rudkin, Simone Coughlan, Geremy C Clair, Joshua N Adkins, Suzanna Gore, Guoqing Xia, Nikki S Black, Tim Downing, Eoghan O'Neill, Aras Kadioglu, James P O'Gara
Innovative approaches to the use of existing antibiotics is an important strategy in efforts to address the escalating antimicrobial resistance crisis. We report a new approach to the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections by demonstrating that oxacillin can be used to significantly attenuate the virulence of MRSA despite the pathogen being resistant to this drug. Using mechanistic in vitro assays and in vivo models of invasive pneumonia and sepsis, we show that oxacillin-treated MRSA strains are significantly attenuated in virulence...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070902/a-modified-lvad-technique-to-augment-caval-and-pulmonary-arterial-blood-flow-in-the-failing-fontan-circulation
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Michael F Swartz, Louis DiVincenti, Karen Smith, Robin Westcott, Kevin Belmont, William Harris, Francisco Gensini, George M Alfieris
BACKGROUND: There are minimal circulatory support options for patients with a failing Fontan. The Heartmate II (HMII) left ventricular assist device (Thoratec, Bedford, MA) in its packaged state cannot augment caval/pulmonary arterial blood flow. AIM: We hypothesized that a modified HMII pump could augment caval and pulmonary arterial blood flow. METHODS: A bifurcated ringed Gore-Tex graft (W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, AZ) was sewn to the HMII inflow, and the outflow graft transected and tapered from 16 mm to 8 mm in diameter...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066906/causes-and-mechanisms-of-death-in-fatal-water-buffalo-attacks
#4
Roger W Byard
Deaths due to buffalo attack have not been well described. A 72-year-old man was trampled by a water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) while attempting to move the animal within an enclosed area at an abattoir. At autopsy, there were numerous injuries involving the chest, head, neck, and left upper arm. Blunt force injury had resulted in multiple rib fractures with a flail chest and fracture/dislocation of the mid-cervical vertebrae caused either by physical crushing by the animal against the walls of the enclosure or by stomping...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063731/risk-of-sharps-injuries-among-home-care-aides-results-of-the-safe-home-care-survey
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Natalie M Brouillette, Margaret M Quinn, David Kriebel, Pia K Markkanen, Catherine J Galligan, Susan R Sama, Rebecca J Gore, Angela K Laramie, Letitia Davis
OBJECTIVES: Home care (HC) aides constitute an essential, rapidly growing workforce. Technology advances are enabling complex medical care at home, including procedures requiring the percutaneous use of sharp medical devices, also known as sharps. Objectives were to quantify risks of sharps injuries (SI) in a large HC aide population, compare risks between major occupational groups, and evaluate SI risk factors. METHODS: A questionnaire survey was administered to aides hired by HC agencies and directly by clients...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055006/biliary-tract-instillation-of-a-smac-mimetic-induces-trail-dependent-acute-sclerosing-cholangitis-like-injury-in-mice
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Maria Eugenia Guicciardi, Anuradha Krishnan, Steven F Bronk, Petra Hirsova, Thomas S Griffith, Gregory J Gores
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a cholestatic liver disease of unknown etiopathogenesis characterized by fibrous cholangiopathy of large and small bile ducts. Systemic administration of a murine TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) receptor agonist induces a sclerosing cholangitis injury in C57BL/6 mice, suggesting endogenous TRAIL may contribute to sclerosing cholangitis syndromes. Cellular inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (cIAP-1 and cIAP-2) are negative regulators of inflammation and TRAIL receptor signaling...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053065/data-standardization-pharmaceutical-drug-development-and-the-3rs
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Laura Kaufman, Katrina Gore, Joyce Chandler Zandee
Despite the efforts, cost, and extensive use of animals for nonclinical research, only a small number of studies have methodically compared findings from animal toxicology studies to those from human clinical trials. Impediments to understanding the translation of nonclinical safety have included the lack of easy access to data and the need for extensive data curation given the diverse terminologies, formats, and data platforms in use. SEND and SDTM study data standards, developed by CDISC and about to become mandated by FDA, can address this and other drug development issues by facilitating access to data in ways that are not currently feasible...
December 2016: ILAR Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052994/local-delivery-of-the-tlr9-ligand-cpg-down-regulates-host-immune-and-inflammatory-responses-ameliorating-established-leishmania-viannia-panamensis-chronic-infection
#8
Allison K Ehrlich, Olga L Fernández, Daniel Rodriguez-Pinto, Tiago M Castilho, Maria J Corral Caridad, Karen Goldsmith-Pestana, Nancy Gore Saravia, Diane McMahon-Pratt
Infection by Leishmania (Viannia) panamensis, the predominant etiologic agent for cutaneous leishmaniasis in Colombia, is characterized by a chronic mixed-inflammatory response. Current treatment options are plagued by toxicity, lengthy treatment regimens and growing evidence of drug resistance. Immunotherapy, modulating the immune system to mount a protective response, may provide an alternate therapeutic approach. We investigated the ability of the TLR9 ligand, CpG, to modulate established disease in the L...
January 4, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048179/su-f-r-54-ct-texture-based-early-tumor-treatment-response-assessment-during-radiation-therapy-delivery-small-cell-versus-non-small-cell-lung-cancers
#9
J Paul, E Gore, X Li
PURPOSE: Tumor treatment response may potentially be assessed during radiation therapy (RT) by analyzing changes in CT-textures. We investigated the different early RT-responses between small cell (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) as assessed by CT-texture. METHODS: Daily diagnostic-quality CT acquired during routine CT-guided RT using a CT-on-Rails for 13-NSCLC and 5-SCLC patients were analyzed. These patient had ages ranging from 45-78 and 38-63 years, respectively, for NSCLC and SCLC groups, and tumor-stages ranging from T2-T4, and were treated with either RT or chemotherapy and RT with 45-66Gy/ 20-34 fractions...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047859/th-ab-207a-10-sub-msv-cerebral-ct-perfusion-imaging-using-prior-image-constrained-compressed-sensing-a-prospective-clinical-trial
#10
K Li, P Yang, M Cathey, J Tang, H Rowley, P Turski, V Prabhakaran, C Strother, G-H Chen
PURPOSE: A prospective clinical study was conducted to assess whether sub-mSv cerebral CT perfusion (CTP) imaging can be achieved using the Prior Image Constrained Compressed Sensing (PICSS) reconstruction algorithm. METHODS: Following a standard dose (SD) CTP acquisition, 31 patients (median age, 62 years; 15 M/16 F; median BMI, 27) underwent an additional reduced dose (RD) CTP acquisition at 20% of the standard dose level. Several algorithms (PICCS, ASIR, and FBP) were used to reconstruct CTP source images of the RD series...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046762/su-f-j-162-is-bulky-electron-density-assignment-appropriatefor-mri-only-based-treatment-planning-for-lung-cancer
#11
P Prior, X Chen, C Johnstone, E Gore, X Li
PURPOSE: To assess the appropriateness of bulky electron density assisment for MRI-only treatment planning for lung cancer via comparing dosimetric difference between MRI- and CT-based plans. METHODS: Planning 4DCTs acquired for six representative lung cancer patients were used to generate CT-based IMRT plans. To avoid the effect of anatomic difference between CT and MRI, MRI-based plans were generated using CTs by forcing the relative electron density (rED) of organ specific values from ICRU report 46 and using the mean rED value of the internal target volume (ITV) of the patient for the ITV...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039559/the-feasibility-of-a-web-intervention-for-military-and-veteran-spouses-concerned-about-their-partner-s-alcohol-misuse
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Karen Chan Osilla, Eric R Pedersen, Anagha Tolpadi, Stefanie Stern Howard, Jessica L Phillips, Kristie L Gore
Concerned partners (CPs) of military service members and veterans with alcohol misuse face significant help-seeking barriers. We adapted the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) intervention into a 4-session web-based intervention (WBI) called Partners Connect. The program aims to help the CP increase their own well-being, teach the CP how to manage his/her behavior (e.g., communication) toward their partner, and identify ways the CP can help their partner reduce drinking and seek treatment. We recruited CPs through social media, and then tested the feasibility and acceptance of the WBI by conducting qualitative interviews and post-WBI session surveys after their WBI sessions...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034587/factors-that-affect-cost-and-clinical-outcome-of-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Monica S O'Brien-Irr, Linda M Harris, Hasan H Dosluoglu, Gregory S Cherr, Mariel Rivero, Sonya Noor, G Richard Curl, Maciej L Dryjski
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effect of indication for use (IFU), additional graft components, and percutaneous closure of endovascular aortic repair (PEVAR) on clinical outcomes and cost of endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). METHODS: Clinical and financial data were obtained for all elective EVARs completed at a university-affiliated medical center between January 2012 and June 2013. Data were analyzed by χ(2), Student t-test for independent samples, and Kaplan-Meier survival...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032008/effects-of-isoflurane-anesthesia-on-resting-state-fmri-signals-and-functional-connectivity-within-primary-somatosensory-cortex-of-monkeys
#14
Tung-Lin Wu, Arabinda Mishra, Feng Wang, Pai-Feng Yang, John C Gore, Li Min Chen
INTRODUCTION: Correlated low-frequency fluctuations of resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) signals have been widely used for inferring intrinsic brain functional connectivity (FC). In animal studies, accurate estimate of anesthetic effects on rsfMRI signals is demanded for reliable interpretations of FC changes. We have previously shown that inter-regional FC can reliably delineate local millimeter-scale circuits within digit representations of primary somatosensory cortex (S1) subregions (areas 3a, 3b, and 1) in monkeys under isoflurane anesthesia...
December 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029399/global-burden-of-urologic-cancers-1990-2013
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REVIEW
Geolani W Dy, John L Gore, Mohammad H Forouzanfar, Mohsen Naghavi, Christina Fitzmaurice
CONTEXT: Kidney, prostate, and bladder cancers increase with age and are influenced partly by modifiable risk factors. Urological cancer rates may increase substantially amid a growing, aging population. OBJECTIVE: To describe kidney, bladder, and prostate cancer incidence, mortality, and risk factor-attributable bladder and kidney cancer deaths between 1990 and 2013, by age, sex, and development status. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Cancer mortality data were derived from global vital registries...
October 28, 2016: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028828/thyroid-abnormalities-following-the-use-of-ctla-4-and-pd-1-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-melanoma
#16
D L Morganstein, Z Lai, L Spain, S Diem, D Levine, C Mace, M Gore, J Larkin
CONTEXT: Checkpoint inhibitors are emerging as important cancer therapies, but are associated with a high rate of immune side effects, including endocrinopathy. OBJECTIVE: To determine the burden of thyroid dysfunction in patients with melanoma treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors and describe the clinical course. DESIGN AND PATIENTS: Consecutive patients with melanoma treated with either Ipilimumab, Nivolumab, Pembrolizumab or the combination of Ipilimumab and Nivolumab were identified...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027868/intravesical-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Roger Chou, Shelley Selph, David I Buckley, Rongwei Fu, Jessica C Griffin, Sara Grusing, John L Gore
PURPOSE: To systematically review benefits and harms of intravesical therapies for NMIBC. METHODS: Systematic literature searches of Ovid MEDLINE (January 1990 through February 2016), the Cochrane databases, and reference lists were performed. Randomized and quasi-randomized trials of intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin [BCG], mitomycin C [MMC], gemcitabine, thiotepa, valrubicin, doxorubicin, epirubicin, and interferon versus TURBT alone, and head-to-head trials of intravesical therapies...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018805/three-dimensional-custom-made-titanium-ribs-for-reconstruction-of-a-large-chest-wall-defect
#18
Isabel Simal, Maria Antonia García-Casillas, Julio Arturo Cerdá, Óscar Riquelme, Concepción Lorca-García, Laura Pérez-Egido, Beatriz Fernández-Bautista, Manuel de la Torre, Juan Carlos de Agustín
Reconstruction of large chest wall defects always demand surgeons of having lots of means available (both materials and resourceful) to apply a cover to chest wall defects which can range from a few centimeters to the lack of a few entire ribs. In this study, we present the case of a teenager who suffered from a complete resection of three ribs because of Ewing sarcoma dependent on the sixth rib. Given the size of the defect, a multidisciplinary approach was chosen to provide rigid and soft tissue coverage and minimal functional and aesthetic impact...
December 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018601/the-society-for-immunotherapy-of-cancer-consensus-statement-on-immunotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-hematologic-malignancies-multiple-myeloma-lymphoma-and-acute-leukemia
#19
Michael Boyiadzis, Michael R Bishop, Rafat Abonour, Kenneth C Anderson, Stephen M Ansell, David Avigan, Lisa Barbarotta, Austin John Barrett, Koen Van Besien, P Leif Bergsagel, Ivan Borrello, Joshua Brody, Jill Brufsky, Mitchell Cairo, Ajai Chari, Adam Cohen, Jorge Cortes, Stephen J Forman, Jonathan W Friedberg, Ephraim J Fuchs, Steven D Gore, Sundar Jagannath, Brad S Kahl, Justin Kline, James N Kochenderfer, Larry W Kwak, Ronald Levy, Marcos de Lima, Mark R Litzow, Anuj Mahindra, Jeffrey Miller, Nikhil C Munshi, Robert Z Orlowski, John M Pagel, David L Porter, Stephen J Russell, Karl Schwartz, Margaret A Shipp, David Siegel, Richard M Stone, Martin S Tallman, John M Timmerman, Frits Van Rhee, Edmund K Waller, Ann Welsh, Michael Werner, Peter H Wiernik, Madhav V Dhodapkar
Increasing knowledge concerning the biology of hematologic malignancies as well as the role of the immune system in the control of these diseases has led to the development and approval of immunotherapies that are resulting in impressive clinical responses. Therefore, the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) convened a hematologic malignancy Cancer Immunotherapy Guidelines panel consisting of physicians, nurses, patient advocates, and patients to develop consensus recommendations for the clinical application of immunotherapy for patients with multiple myeloma, lymphoma, and acute leukemia...
2016: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013117/hepatocellular-carcinoma-is-the-most-common-indication-for-liver-transplantation-and-placement-on-the-waitlist-in-the-united-states
#20
Ju Dong Yang, Joseph J Larson, Kymberly D Watt, Alina M Allen, Russell H Wiesner, Gregory J Gores, Lewis R Roberts, Julie A Heimbach, Michael D Leise
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Management strategies for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have changed, along with liver allocation policies based on model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score. We investigated etiologic-specific trends in liver transplantation in the United States (US) during different time periods. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study, using the United Network for Organ Sharing/ Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network registry data to identify all adult patients registered for liver transplantation in the US from January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2015...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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