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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718942/the-shift-toward-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-and-interval-debulking-surgery-for-management-of-advanced-ovarian-and-related-cancers-in-a-population-based-setting-impact-on-clinical-outcomes
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James L Nicklin, Shaun McGrath, Lee Tripcony, Andrea Garrett, Russell Land, Amy Tang, Lewis Perrin, Naven Chetty, Nisha Jagasia, Alex J Crandon, Marcelo Nascimento, Graeme Walker, Karen Sanday, Andreas Obermair
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of patients with advanced ovarian and related cancers (EOC+RC), treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and interval debulking surgery (NACT - IDS), and to determine if there was any relationship with optimal cytoreduction rates and overall survival (OS) in a state-wide gynaecologic oncology service over time. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken using a population-based database of patients with stages 3 and 4 EOC+RC treated from 1982 till 2013 at the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer (QCGC)...
July 18, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714067/evaluation-of-plastic-scintillator-detector-for-small-field-stereotactic-patient-specific-quality-assurance
#2
Yujiao Qin, Stephen J Gardner, Joshua Kim, Yimei Huang, Ning Wen, Anthony Doemer, Indrin J Chetty
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of a commercial plastic scintillator detector (PSD) for small-field stereotactic patient-specific quality assurance (QA) measurements using flattening-filter-free beam. METHODS: A total of ten spherical targets (volume range: [0.03cc-2cc]) were planned with two techniques: (1) Dynamic Conformal Arc (DCA-10 plans), and (2) Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT-10 plans). All plans were generated using Varian Eclipse treatment planning system, and AcurosXB v...
July 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685855/alcohol-exposure-during-pregnancy-altered-childhood-developmental-trajectories-in-a-rural-south-african-community
#3
Leigh-Anne Davies, Kate Cockcroft, Lynda Olinger, Matthew Chersich, Michael Urban, Candice M Chetty Makkan, Oliver H Turnbull, Leana Olivier, Denis Viljoen
AIM: This study examined the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on childhood development trajectories in a rural South African community between 2003 and 2008. METHODS: We assessed 121 children at 7-12 months (year one) and 5-6 years (year five) using the Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales - Extended Revised, which measures sensorimotor, cognitive and social development, with lower scores indicating developmental delay. We also interviewed their mothers or caregivers...
July 7, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673214/randomised-comparison-of-three-types-of-continuous-anterior-abdominal-wall-block-after-midline-laparotomy-for-gynaecological-oncology-surgery
#4
P J Cowlishaw, P J Kotze, L Gleeson, N Chetty, L E Stanbury, P J Harms
Effective analgesia after midline laparotomy surgery is essential for enhanced recovery programs. We compared three types of continuous abdominal wall block for analgesia after midline laparotomy for gynaecological oncology surgery. We conducted a single-centre, double-blind randomised controlled trial. Ninety-four patients were randomised into three groups to receive two days of programmed intermittent boluses of ropivacaine (18 ml 0.5% ropivacaine every four hours) via either a transversus abdominis plane (TAP) catheter, posterior rectus sheath (PRS) catheter, or a subcutaneous (SC) catheter...
July 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657611/cspg4-a-target-for-selective-delivery-of-human-cytolytic-fusion-proteins-and-trail
#5
REVIEW
Sandra Jordaan, Shivan Chetty, Neelakshi Mungra, Iris Koopmans, Peter E van Bommel, Wijnand Helfrich, Stefan Barth
Chondroitin-sulfate proteoglycan 4 (CSPG4) is a transmembrane glycoprotein overexpressed on malignant cells in several cancer types with only limited expression on normal cells. CSPG4 is implicated in several signaling pathways believed to drive cancer progression, particularly proliferation, motility and metastatic spread. Expression may serve as a prognostic marker for survival and risk of relapse in treatment-resistant malignancies including melanoma, triple negative breast cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
June 28, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653985/human-map-tau-based-targeted-cytolytic-fusion-proteins
#6
REVIEW
Olusiji A Akinrinmade, Sandra Jordaan, Dmitrij Hristodorov, Radoslav Mladenov, Neelakshi Mungra, Shivan Chetty, Stefan Barth
Some of the most promising small molecule toxins used to generate antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) include anti-mitotic agents (e.g., auristatin and its derivatives) which are designed to attack cancerous cells at their most vulnerable state during mitosis. We were interested in identifying a human cystostatic protein eventually showing comparable activities and allowing the generation of corresponding targeted fully human cytolytic fusion proteins. Recently, we identified the human microtubule associated protein tau (MAP tau), which binds specifically to tubulin and modulates the stability of microtubules, thereby blocking mitosis and presumably vesicular transport...
June 27, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652671/aortic-velocity-propagation-a-novel-echocardiographic-method-in-predicting-atherosclerotic-coronary-artery-disease-burden
#7
Pakala Vasudeva Chetty, Durgaprasad Rajasekhar, Velam Vanajakshamma, Kummaraganti P Ranganayakulu, Dommara Kranthi Chaithanya
BACKGROUND: The major burden of cardiovascular disease mortality around the globe is due to atherosclerosis and its complications. Hence its early detection and management with easily accessible and noninvasive methods are valuable. Aortic velocity propagation (AVP) through color M-mode of the proximal descending aorta determines aortic stiffness, reflecting atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to find the utility of AVP in predicting coronary artery disease (CAD) burden assessed through SYNTAX (SYNergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with TAXus and cardiac surgery) score and compared with carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), which is an established surrogate marker of atherosclerosis...
July 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643737/changes-in-pharyngeal-constrictor-volumes-during-head-and-neck-radiation-therapy-implications-for-dose-delivery
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Akila Kumarasiri, Chang Liu, Mona Kamal, Correen Fraser, Stephen Brown, Indrin J Chetty, Jinkoo Kim, Farzan Siddiqui
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the anatomical changes and associated dosimetric consequences to pharyngeal constrictor muscles (PCMs) that occur during head and neck (H and N) radiotherapy (RT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of 13 oropharyngeal cancer patients with daily cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) was retrospectively studied. On every 5th CBCT image, PCM was manually delineated by a radiation oncologist. The anterior-posterior PCM thickness was measured at the midline level of C3 vertebral body...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627499/first-principles-studies-of-chromium-line-ordered-alloys-in-a-molybdenum-disulfide-monolayer
#9
N F Andriambelaza, R E Mapasha, N Chetty
Density functional theory calculations have been performed to study the thermodynamic stability, structural and electronic properties of various chromium (Cr) line-ordered alloy configurations in a molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) hexagonal monolayer for band gap engineering. Only the molybdenum (Mo) sites were substituted at each concentration in this study. For comparison purposes, different Cr line-ordered alloy and random alloy configurations were studied and the most thermodynamically stable ones at each concentration were identified...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626580/hernias-is-it-a-primary-defect-or-a-systemic-disorder-role-of-collagen-iii-in-all-hernias-a-case-control-study
#10
Sam Koruth, Y V Narayanaswamy Chetty
INTRODUCTION: The need of this study is to assess the role of collagen III in all hernias which include primary inguinal hernias ventral and recurrent abdominal hernias. Collagen type III represents the mechanically instable, less cross-linked collagen synthesized during the early days of wound healing. Quantitative assessment of collagen III in scar tissue on transversalis fascia as tissue obtained from cases operated for various hernias and compared to that of patients operated for abdominal surgeries for indications other than hernia was compared...
July 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623706/primary-inferior-vena-cava-smooth-muscle-tumor-with-diffuse-bizarre-giant-nuclei-and-low-mitotic-rate-a-nomenclatural-conundrum
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Runjan Chetty, Sangeetha N Kalimuthu, Hanna-Riikka Heinonen
A male patient with obstructive jaundice was found to have an incidental nodule within the inferior vena cava (IVC), below the level of the renal vein, on abdominal imaging. At the time of the Whipple's procedure for pancreatic adenocarcinoma, the IVC mass measuring 3.4×2.7×2.2 cm was also removed. Histologically, the lesion was well circumscribed, composed focally of spindle-shaped cells with cigar-shaped nuclei reminiscent of smooth muscle and a dominant pervasive, pleomorphic, bizarre giant cell component...
June 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587050/application-of-critical-volume-dose-constraints-for-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-in-nrg-radiation-therapy-trials
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EDITORIAL
Timothy A Ritter, Martha Matuszak, Indrin J Chetty, Charles S Mayo, Jackie Wu, Puneeth Iyengar, Michael Weldon, Clifford Robinson, Ying Xiao, Robert D Timmerman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543885/dce-mri-prediction-of-survival-time-for-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme-using-an-adaptive-neuro-fuzzy-based-model-and-nested-model-selection-technique
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Azimeh N V Dehkordi, Alireza Kamali-Asl, Ning Wen, Tom Mikkelsen, Indrin J Chetty, Hassan Bagher-Ebadian
This pilot study investigates the construction of an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) for the prediction of the survival time of patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). ANFIS is trained by the pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters estimated by the model selection (MS) technique in dynamic contrast enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) data analysis, and patient age. DCE-MRI investigations of 33 treatment-naïve patients with GBM were studied. Using the modified Tofts model and MS technique, the following physiologically nested models were constructed: Model 1, no vascular leakage (normal tissue); Model 2, leakage without efflux; Model 3, leakage with bidirectional exchange (influx and efflux)...
May 25, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543402/a-prediction-model-of-radiation-induced-necrosis-for-intracranial-radiosurgery-based-on-target-volume
#14
Bo Zhao, Ning Wen, Indrin J Chetty, Yimei Huang, Stephen L Brown, Karen Snyder, Farzan Siddiqui, Benjamin Movsas, M Salim Siddiqui
PURPOSE: This study aims to extend the observation that the 12Gy-radiosurgical-volume (V12Gy) correlates with the incidence of radiation necrosis in patients with intracranial tumors treated with radiosurgery by using target volume to predict V12Gy. V12Gy based on the target volume was used to predict the radiation necrosis probability (P) directly. Also investigated was the reduction in radiation necrosis rates (ΔP) as a result of optimizing the prescription isodose lines for linac-based SRS...
May 23, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536352/designing-the-sniper-improving-targeted-human-cytolytic-fusion-proteins-for-anti-cancer-therapy-via-molecular-simulation
#15
REVIEW
Anna Bochicchio, Sandra Jordaan, Valeria Losasso, Shivan Chetty, Rodrigo Casasnovas Perera, Emiliano Ippoliti, Stefan Barth, Paolo Carloni
Targeted human cytolytic fusion proteins (hCFPs) are humanized immunotoxins for selective treatment of different diseases including cancer. They are composed of a ligand specifically binding to target cells genetically linked to a human apoptosis-inducing enzyme. hCFPs target cancer cells via an antibody or derivative (scFv) specifically binding to e.g., tumor associated antigens (TAAs). After internalization and translocation of the enzyme from endocytosed endosomes, the human enzymes introduced into the cytosol are efficiently inducing apoptosis...
February 17, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535709/a-critical-review-of-low-back-pain-guidelines
#16
Laran Chetty
Low back pain (LBP) remains one of the most common and challenging musculoskeletal conditions encountered by health care professionals and is a leading cause of absenteeism. Clinical guidelines are often considered best evidence in health care. The aim of this critical review was to assess the quality and recommendations of LBP guidelines using the Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation (AGREE) instrument. Electronic databases were used to identify LBP guidelines published between 2000 and 2015. Nine guidelines were selected for review from a total of 17...
May 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512597/documentation-of-ethnomedicinal-information-and-antimicrobial-validation-of-thespesia-populnea-used-by-yanadi-tribe-of-ganugapenta-village-chittoor-district-andhra-pradesh-india
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Nataru Savithramma, Pulicherla Yugandhar, Pallipati Suvarnalatha Devi, Sade Ankanna, Damai Suhrulatha, Koya Siva Prasad, Ramakrishanan Ranjani, Nagoji Nagaraju, Kummara Madhava Chetty
AIM: This study aimed to document the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants and antimicrobial validation of Thespesia populnea used by Yanadi tribe of Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was mainly focused on documentation of medicinal plants used by Yanadi tribe to treat different diseases with a standard questionnaire. These plants were cross-checked in Dr. Dukes Database and available literature to know the significance of this tribe on medicinal knowledge...
April 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493102/men2-syndrome-related-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-focal-tyrosine-hydroxylase-expression-does-it-represent-a-hybrid-cellular-phenotype-or-functional-state-of-tumor-cells
#18
Ozgur Mete, Ahmed Essa, Anil Bramdev, Navendren Govender, Runjan Chetty
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492130/osteogenesis-imperfecta-type-3-in-south-africa-causative-mutations-in-fkbp10
#19
Alvera Vorster, Peter Beighton, Manogari Chetty, Yasmeen Ganie, Bertram Henderson, Engela Honey, Piet Maré, David Thompson, Karen Fieggen, Denis Viljoen, Rajkumar Ramesar
BACKGROUND: A relatively high frequency of autosomal recessively inherited osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) type 3 (OI-3) is present in the indigenous black southern African population. Affected persons may be severely handicapped as a result of frequent fractures, progressive deformity of the tubular bones and spinal malalignment. OBJECTIVE: To delineate the molecular basis for the condition. METHODS: Molecular investigations were performed on 91 affected persons from seven diverse ethnolinguistic groups in this population...
April 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491862/comparison-of-fecal-calprotectin-methods-for-predicting-relapse-of-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
Saranya Kittanakom, Md Sharif Shajib, Kristine Garvie, Joceline Turner, Dan Brooks, Sufian Odeh, Robert Issenman, V Tony Chetty, Joseph Macri, Waliul I Khan
Background. Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is on the rise worldwide. Endoscopies are necessary for IBD assessment but are invasive, expensive, and inconvenient. Recently, fecal calprotectin (FCal) was proposed as a noninvasive and specific marker of gut inflammation. We evaluated the analytical performance of three FCal assays and their clinical performance in predicting relapse in pediatric IBD. Methods. This study used 40 pediatric IBD and 40 random non-IBD patients' fecal samples. Two automated ELISAs (Bühlmann and PhiCal® Calprotectin-EIA) and an EliA (Phadia 250 EliA-Calprotectin) were used to evaluate the analytical performance...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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