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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334603/multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-oxaliplatin-irinotecan-and-s-1-as-first-line-treatment-for-patients-with-recurrent-or-metastatic-biliary-tract-cancer
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Changhoon Yoo, Boram Han, Hyeong Su Kim, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Deokhoon Kim, Jae Ho Jeong, Jae-Lyun Lee, Tae Won Kim, Jung Han Kim, Dae Ro Choi, Hong Il Ha, Jinwon Seo, Heung-Moon Chang, Baek-Yeol Ryoo, Dae Young Zang
Purpose: Although gemcitabine plus cisplatin has been established as the standard first-line chemotherapy for patients with advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC), overall prognosis remains poor. We investigated the efficacy of a novel triplet combination of oxaliplatin, irinotecan, and S-1 (OIS) for advanced BTC. Materials and Methods: Chemotherapy-naive patients with histologically documented unresectable or metastatic BTC were eligible for this multicenter, single-arm phase II study...
January 8, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334210/combined-effect-of-retinoic-acid-and-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-on-maturation-of-mouse-oocyte-and-subsequent-fertilization-and-development
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Morteza Abouzaripour, Fardin Fathi, Erfan Daneshi, Keywan Mortezaee, Mohammad Jafar Rezaie, Mahdad Abdi
Background: In this experimental study, germinal vesicle (GV) oocytes obtained from two-months-old NMRI mice were randomly divided into control, sham and three experimental groups. The basic culture medium was α-MEM supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS), 50 mg/l streptomycin, 60 mg/l penicillin and 10 ng/ ml epidermal growth factors. Each of the experimental groups received one of the following treatments: RA (2 μM), bFGF (20 ng/ml) or combination of RA and bFGF with the indicated concentrations...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334102/ru-nanoparticles-dispersed-on-magnetic-yolk-shell-nanoarchitectures-with-fe3o4-core-and-sulfoacid-containing-periodic-mesoporous-organosilica-shell-as-bifunctional-catalysts-for-direct-conversion-of-cellulose-to-isosorbide
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Ying Yang, Wen Zhang, Feng Yang, Biao Zhou, Dehong Zeng, Na Zhang, Guoming Zhao, Shijie Hao, Xin Zhang
A green and sustainable approach for biorefining involves the development of bifunctional catalysts for the one-pot conversion of cellulosic biomass to isosorbide. This requires highly efficient, easily separated and versatile metal-acid catalysts for hydrolysis-hydrogenation-dehydration cascade reactions. Herein, we report a new type of metal-acid bifunctional catalyst by dispersing Ru nanoparticles (NPs) on magnetic yolk-shell nanoarchitectures comprising an Fe3O4 core and a sulfoacid (SO3H)-containing periodic mesoporous organosilica shell...
January 15, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333945/remarkable-response-with-pembrolizumab-plus-albumin-bound-paclitaxel-in-2-cases-of-her2-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer-who-have-failed-to-multi-anti-her2-targeted-therapy
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Bian Li, Wang Tao, Zhang Shao-Hua, Q U Ze-Rui, Jin Fu-Quan, L I Fan, Jiang Ze-Fei
In clinical practice, one subgroup patients of breast cancer might have developed resistance to multi-anti-HER2 targeted drugs(trastuzumab,lapatinib and/or T-DM1) and can not benefit from the anti-HER2 targeted therapy continuously. We attempt to change the next therapic way for these patients.Two patients with metastatic breast cancer who have failed to multi-anti-HER2 targeted therapy were treated with pembrolizumab(2mg/Kg, day1) plus albumin-bound paclitaxel(125mg/m2, day1,8) every 3 weeks.CT evaluation and HER2 ECD test were performed every 2 cycles...
January 15, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333883/simultaneous-intestinal-and-kidney-transplantation-in-adults
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Irum Amin, Charlotte Rutter, Adam Barlow, Neil K Russell, J Andrew Bradley, Andrew Jackson, Andrew J Butler
AIM OF THE STUDY: Intestinal transplantation (IT) is a life-saving procedure for carefully selected patients with intestinal failure. We evaluated patients who had undergone simultaneous intestinal and kidney transplantation (SIKT) to determine whether UK guidelines for inclusion of a renal allograft (dialysis dependent or estimated glomerular filtration rate ((eGFR)) < 45 ml/min/1.73 m2) are justified. METHODS: A single centre analysis was undertaken of adults undergoing IT at the Cambridge Transplant Centre between December 2007 and January 2016...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333858/mineral-and-base-catalyzed-hydrolysis-of-organophosphate-flame-retardants-a-potential-major-fate-controlling-sink-in-soil-and-aquatic-environments
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Yida Fang, Erin Kim, Timothy J Strathmann
The ubiquitous occurrence of organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) in aquatic and soil environments poses significant risks to human health and ecosystems. Here, we report on the hydrolysis of six OPFRs and three structural analogues in the absence and presence of metal (hydr)oxide minerals. Eight of the target compounds showed marked degradation in alkaline solutions (pH 9-12) with half-lives ranging from 0.02 - 170 d. Kinetics follow a second-order rate law with apparent rate constants for base-catalyzed hydrolysis (kB) ranging from 0...
January 15, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333855/carbon-and-binder-free-core-shell-nanowire-arrays-for-efficient-ethanol-electro-oxidation-in-alkaline-medium
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Fen Guo, Yiju Li, Baoan Fan, Yi Liu, Lilin Lu, Yang Lei
To achieve high electrochemical surface area (ECSA) and avoid carbon support and binder in the anode catalyst of direct ethanol fuel cell, herein, we design freestanding core-shell nickel@palladium-nickel nanowire arrays (Ni@Pd-Ni NAs) without carbon support and binder for high-efficiency ethanol electro-oxidation. Bare Ni nanowire arrays (Ni NAs) are first prepared using the facile template-assistantelectrodeposition method. Subsequently, the Ni@Pd-Ni NAs are formed using one-step solution-based alloying reaction...
January 15, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333789/physical-training-in-a-medical-fitness-room-for-patients-with-chronic-diseases-functional-and-metabolic-outcomes
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Oshrat E Tayer-Shifman, Yigal Bar-On, David Pereg, Alon Y Hershko
BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity is a pivotal factor in the development and progression of various chronic diseases. However, most fitness facilities exclude unhealthy individuals. Therefore, an exercise program that admits such patients is imperative. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of a fitness facility that admits adult subjects with multiple chronic diseases. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective screening of patient records from the Medical Fitness Facility at Meir Medical Center, Israel...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333630/efficient-supercapacitor-energy-storage-using-conjugated-microporous-polymer-networks-synthesized-from-buchwald-hartwig-coupling
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Yaozu Liao, Haige Wang, Meifang Zhu, Arne Thomas
Supercapacitors have received increasing interest as energy storage devices due to their rapid charge-discharge rates, high power densities, and high durability. In this work, novel conjugated microporous polymer (CMP) networks are presented for supercapacitor energy storage, namely 3D polyaminoanthraquinone (PAQ) networks synthesized via Buchwald-Hartwig coupling between 2,6-diaminoanthraquinone and aryl bromides. PAQs exhibit surface areas up to 600 m2 g-1 , good dispersibility in polar solvents, and can be processed to flexible electrodes...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333610/clinical-features-and-treatment-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-across-the-asia-pacific-region-the-go-asia-initiative
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W-K Chan, S Treeprasertsuk, K Imajo, A Nakajima, Y Seki, K Kasama, S Kakizaki, J-G Fan, M J Song, S K Yoon, Y-Y Dan, L Lesmana, K-Y Ho, K-L Goh, V W-S Wong
BACKGROUND: The Gut and Obesity Asia (GO ASIA) workgroup was formed to study the relationships between obesity and gastrointestinal diseases in the Asia Pacific region. AIM: To study factors associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and advanced fibrosis, and medical treatment of biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients. METHODS: Retrospective study of biopsy-proven NAFLD patients from centres in the GO ASIA Workgroup...
January 14, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333403/treatment-outcomes-of-dose-attenuated-chop-chemotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma
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Eun-Ji Choi, Jung Yong Hong, Dok Hyun Yoon, Jihoon Kang, Chan-Sik Park, Jooryung Huh, Eun Jin Chae, Yoonse Lee, Jin-Sook Ryu, Cheolwon Suh
Background: While cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone (CHOP) is the most commonly used chemotherapeutic regimen for patients with peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs), elderly patients are more vulnerable to associated toxicities. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of dose-attenuated CHOP in elderly patients with PTCL. Methods: Patients with PTCL aged >70 years or 65-70-years with comorbidities were treated with dose-attenuated CHOP (cyclophosphamide: 562...
December 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333325/physicochemical-characterization-of-porcine-bone-derived-grafting-material-and-comparison-with-bovine-xenografts-for-dental-applications
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Jung Heon Lee, Gyu Sung Yi, Jin Woong Lee, Deug Joong Kim
Purpose: The physicochemical properties of a xenograft are very important because they strongly influence the bone regeneration capabilities of the graft material. Even though porcine xenografts have many advantages, only a few porcine xenografts are commercially available, and most of their physicochemical characteristics have yet to be reported. Thus, in this work we aimed to investigate the physicochemical characteristics of a porcine bone grafting material and compare them with those of 2 commercially available bovine xenografts to assess the potential of xenogenic porcine bone graft materials for dental applications...
December 2017: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333068/nab-paclitaxel-as-second-line-treatment-in-advanced-gastric-cancer-a-multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-the-hellenic-oncology-research-group
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Panagiotis Katsaounis, Athanasios Kotsakis, Nikolaos Kentepozidis, Aris Polyzos, Marios Bakogeorgos, Filippos Koinis, Lambros Vamvakas, Nikolaos Vardakis, Kostas Kalbakis, Ioannis Boukovinas, Ioannis I Varthalitis, Efthimios Prinarakis, Vassilis Georgoulias, John Souglakos
Background: This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of nab-paclitaxel as second-line treatment in patients with advanced gastric adenocarcinoma. Methods: Thirty-nine pretreated patients [33 with taxane-based regimens (docetaxel, cisplatin, and fluorouracil)] and 6 with combination of fluoropyrimidines plus cisplatin with locally advanced inoperable and metastatic gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma were treated with weekly nab-paclitaxel (150 mg/m2 d1, d8, d15 in cycles of 28 days)...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333020/oxaliplatin-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-south-indian-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study-in-digestive-tract-cancer-patients
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Sreenivasulu Palugulla, Steven Aibor Dkhar, Smita Kayal, Sunil K Narayan
Purpose: The aim of the current study is to report our prospective experience on the prevalence of oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy (OXAIPN) in patients with digestive tract cancers treated with oxaliplatin-based combination therapy. Materials and Methods: A total of 219 patients scheduled to be treated with oxaliplatin-based combination therapy were prospectively examined at baseline and follow-up during the therapy between November 2014 and December 2016...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332917/significance-of-sarcopenia-evaluation-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Keiichi Tsuchida, Yuki Fujihara, Jiro Hiroki, Takahiro Hakamata, Ryohei Sakai, Kota Nishida, Koji Sudo, Komei Tanaka, Yukio Hosaka, Kazuyoshi Takahashi, Hirotaka Oda
In patients with chronic heart failure (HF), the clinical importance of sarcopenia has been recognized in relation to disease severity, reduced exercise capacity, and adverse clinical outcome. Nevertheless, its impact on acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is still poorly understood. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is a technique for quantitatively analyzing muscle mass and the degree of sarcopenia. Fat-free mass index (FFMI) is a noninvasive and easily applicable marker of muscle mass.This was a prospective observational cohort study comprising 38 consecutive patients hospitalized for ADHF...
January 15, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332863/lipid-parameters-are-independently-associated-with-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-cavi-in-healthy-japanese-subjects
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Daiji Nagayama, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Atsuhito Saiki, Kohji Shirai, Ichiro Tatsuno
AIM: To investigate the associations of conventional lipid parameters with arterial stiffness assessed by cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI). METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted in 23,257 healthy Japanese subjects (12,729 men and 10,528 women, aged 47.1±12.5 years, body mass index (BMI) 22.9±3.4 kg/m2) who underwent health screening between 2004 and 2006 in Japan. RESULTS: Male subjects had significantly higher BMI, CAVI and triglycerides (TG), and lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) compared to female subjects...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332677/pilot-study-of-sleep-and-meal-timing-effects-independent-of-sleep-duration-and-food-intake-on-insulin-sensitivity-in-healthy-individuals
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Theresa Pizinger, Kyle Kovtun, Arindam RoyChoudhury, Blandine Laferrère, Ari Shechter, Marie-Pierre St-Onge
This pilot study tested the independent and interactive effects of sleep and meal times, under identical sleep duration and feeding conditions, on insulin sensitivity (Si) in overweight adults. Participants underwent a 4-phase randomized crossover inpatient study differing in sleep times: normal (Ns: 0000-0800 hours) or late (Ls: 0330-1130 hours); and in meal times: normal (Nm: 1, 5, 11, and 12.5 hours after awakening) or late (Lm: 4.5, 8.5, 14.5, and 16 hours after awakening). An insulin-modified frequently sampled intravenous glucose tolerance test, at scheduled breakfast time, and a meal tolerance test, at scheduled lunch time, were performed to assess Si after 3 days in each condition...
February 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332604/the-effect-of-an-adenosine-a2a-agonist-on-intra-tumoral-concentrations-of-temozolomide-in-patients-with-recurrent-glioblastoma
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Sadhana Jackson, Jon Weingart, Edjah K Nduom, Thura T Harfi, Richard T George, Dorothea McAreavey, Xiaobu Ye, Nicole M Anders, Cody Peer, William D Figg, Mark Gilbert, Michelle A Rudek, Stuart A Grossman
BACKGROUND: The blood-brain barrier (BBB) severely limits the entry of systemically administered drugs including chemotherapy to the brain. In rodents, regadenoson activation of adenosine A2A receptors causes transient BBB disruption and increased drug concentrations in normal brain. This study was conducted to evaluate if activation of A2A receptors would increase intra-tumoral temozolomide concentrations in patients with glioblastoma. METHODS: Patients scheduled for a clinically indicated surgery for recurrent glioblastoma were eligible...
January 15, 2018: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332329/modified-3-week-schedule-of-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treatment
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Antonello Veccia, Viviana Murgia, Mariachiara Dipasquale, Orazio Caffo
PURPOSE: Gemcitabine-cisplatin combination is one of the most used schedules for non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Aiming to enhance dose intensity and reduce toxicity, the original 4-week schedule was modified or transformed into a 3-week schedule. The purpose of this study was to report the efficacy and tolerability of a modified 3-week regimen of gemcitabine-cisplatin. METHODS: Our patients were treated with gemcitabine (1000 mg7sol;m2) on days 1, 8 and cisplatin on day 8 (75-100 mg/m2)...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332121/pattern-onset-ergs-and-veps-produced-by-patterns-arising-from-light-increment-and-decrement
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Dennis M Fritsch, Jane C Sowden, Dorothy A Thompson
Purpose: Our aim was to elaborate how on and off signals contribute to pattern ERGs and pattern visual evoked potentials (VEPs) by using pedestal patterns arising from incremental and decremental onset stimulation. Methods: Pattern onset/offset ERGs and VEPs were produced by black and white checks of 60' side length and 88% spatial contrast appearing in a 16° field for 200 ms from white (110 cd/m2), black (7 cd/m2), and gray (48 cd/m2) backgrounds and disappeared for 1000 ms...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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