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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927248/comparison-of-two-methods-for-the-in-vivo-diagnosis-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-using-a-tablet-of-13c-urea
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Daniela Gilardi, Gionata Fiorino, Federica Furfaro, Marina F Alfieri, Ilaria Orlandi, Mariangela Allocca, Silvio Danese
BACKGROUND: The urea Breath-test is a widely-used method to detect the presence of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection. Recently, new technologies were introduced, to obtain an immediate test result by continuous breath samples analysis after labeled urea intake. The total test duration is shorter than 20 minutes. METHODS: The study compared two diagnostic methods requiring the administration of EXPIROBACTER® (Sofar SpA, Trezzano Rosa, Milan, Italy) 100 mg as a source of labeled urea...
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927229/creation-and-evaluation-of-a-laboratory-administration-curriculum-for-pathology-residents
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Jeannette Guarner, Charles E Hill, Timothy Amukele
Objectives: A clinical laboratory management (CLM) curriculum that can objectively assess the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education pathology systems-based practice milestones and can provide consistent resident training across institutions is needed. Methods: Faculty at Emory University created a curriculum that consists of assay verification exercises and interactive, case-based online modules. Beta testing was done at Emory University and Johns Hopkins...
September 11, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927214/direct-anastomosis-using-occipital-artery-for-additional-revascularization-in-moyamoya-disease-after-combined-superficial-temporal-artery-middle-cerebral-artery-and-indirect-bypass
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Ken Kazumata, Hiroyasu Kamiyama, Hisayasu Saito, Katsuhiko Maruichi, Masaki Ito, Haruto Uchino, Naoki Nakayama, Satoshi Kuroda, Kiyohiro Houkin
BACKGROUND: The posterior cerebral artery (PCA) is involved in approximately 30% of moyamoya disease (MMD) cases. However, there have been insufficient reports describing revascularization techniques in the posterior portion of the brain, particularly of direct anastomosis. OBJECTIVE: To perform a technical assessment in patients with MMD who underwent either occipital artery (OA)-PCA bypass or OA-middle cerebral artery (MCA) bypass. METHODS: A total of 428 revascularization procedures in 368 patients were retrospectively assessed by reviewing clinical charts and radiological data...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927202/role-of-molecular-biomarkers-in-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-fungal-diseases-in-children
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Anna R Huppler, Brian T Fisher, Thomas Lehrnbecher, Thomas J Walsh, William J Steinbach
Invasive fungal diseases are important clinical problems that are often complicated by severe illness and therefore the inability to use invasive measures to definitively diagnose the disease. Tests for a range of fungal biomarkers that do not require an invasive sample-collection procedure have been incorporated into adult clinical practice, but pediatric data and pediatric-specific recommendations for some of these diagnostic tools are lacking. In this review, we summarize the published literature and contemporary strategies for using the biomarkers galactomannan, (1→3)-β-d-glucan, Candida mannan antigen and anti-mannan antibody, and fungal polymerase chain reaction for diagnosing invasive fungal disease in children...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927185/the-contribution-of-the-composite-of-clinical-process-indicators-as-a-measure-of-hospital-performance-in-the-management-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-insights-from-the-concordance-registry
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Bernadette Aliprandi-Costa, James Sockler, Leonard Kritharides, Lucy Morgan, Lan-Chi Snell, Janice Gullick, David Brieger, Isuru Ranasinghe
Aims: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a costly condition for health service provision yet variation in the delivery of care between hospitals persists. A composite measure of adherence with evidence-based clinical-process indicators (CPIs) could better inform hospital performance reporting and clinical outcomes in the management of ACS. Methods: Data on 7444 ACS patients from 39 Australian hospitals were used to derive a hospital-specific composite quality score by calculating mean adherence to 14 evidence-based CPIs...
January 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927171/evolving-quality-standards-for-large-scale-registries-the-garfield-af-experience
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Keith A A Fox, Bernard J Gersh, Sory Traore, A John Camm, Gloria Kayani, Anders Krogh, Shweta Shweta, Ajay K Kakkar
Aims: Registries have the potential to capture treatment practices and outcomes in populations beyond the constraints of clinical trial settings. The value of data obtained depend critically upon robust quality standards (including source data verification [SDV] and training); features that are commonly absent from registries. This article outlines the quality standards developed for Global Anticoagulant Registry in the FIELD-Atrial Fibrillation (GARFIELD-AF). Methods and Results: GARFIELD-AF comprises ∼57 000 patients prospectively recruited over 6...
April 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927143/an-early-superficial-non-ampullary-duodenal-tumor-cured-with-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-a-case-report
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Yi Wei Fu, Mao Song Lin, Bing Yang, Hong Yu, Xia Jiao, Jun Xing Huang
Early superficial non-ampullary duodenal tumors are particularly rare, the clinical manifestations, including typical endoscopic or imaging features, and treatment methods are not well-characterized. The present case report describes a case of an asymptomatic 74-year-old male who presented to the Taizhou People's Hospital (Taizhou, China) for a regular health screening, where a primary superficial non-ampullary duodenal tumor was identified. Upper endoscopy revealed ~1.2 cm lesion in the second portion of the duodenum...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927142/tumour-growth-suppressive-effect-of-arsenic-trioxide-in-squamous-cell-lung-carcinoma
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Leanne Lee Leung, Sze-Kwan Lam, Yuan-Yuan Li, James Chung-Man Ho
Lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common subtype of non-small cell lung carcinoma. The anticancer effects of arsenic trioxide (ATO) in lung adenocarcinoma and small-cell lung cancer have previously been reported; however its effects in SCC remain unclear. An MTT assay and western blot analysis were performed to determine cell viability and protein expression, respectively, in the SK-MES-1 and SW900 SCC cell lines following treatment with ATO. Phosphatidylserine externalization, mitochondrial membrane depolarization and cell cycle distribution were studied using flow cytometry and the in vivo effects of ATO on tumour growth were investigated with a xenograft model...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927133/benefit-of-rebiopsy-for-deciding-treatment-strategy-in-rectal-cancer-a-case-report
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Kenta Kawasaki, Yasuo Hamamoto, Takeshi Suzuki, Kenro Hirata, Yasutaka Sukawa, Akiyoshi Kasuga, Yuichiro Hayashi, Hiromasa Takaishi, Kaori Kameyama, Takanori Kanai
Rebiopsy is considered an option for specific types of cancer, such as breast, non-small cell lung, and prostate cancer, in clinical trials and in practice. The benefit of rebiopsy comes from the selection of a new treatment strategy based on the genetic profile of the cells, which may reflect the development of drug resistance or hormonal changes. For colorectal cancer, the presence of different genomic mutations between the primary tumor and its metastases is rare, and rebiopsy is therefore not generally performed...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927119/effect-of-glutamine-enriched-nutritional-support-on-intestinal-mucosal-barrier-function-mmp-2-mmp-9-and-immune-function-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-during-perioperative-chemotherapy
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Juan Wang, Yanfen Li, Yuanling Qi
We studied the effects of glutamine-enriched nutritional support on intestinal mucosal barrier, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, MMP-9 and immune function during perioperative chemotherapy in patients with advanced gastric cancer. The study was conducted on 94 patients with advanced gastric cancer admitted from April 2015 to March 2016. They were randomly divided into observation and control groups, n=47. Control group was given basic nutritional support whereas glutamine-enriched nutritional support was given to patients in observation group...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927115/wee1-inhibition-by-mk1775-as-a-single-agent-therapy-inhibits-ovarian-cancer-viability
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Minghui Zhang, Donye Dominguez, Siqi Chen, Jie Fan, Lei Qin, Alan Long, Xia Li, Yi Zhang, Huirong Shi, Bin Zhang
Wee1-like protein kinase (WEE1) physiologically serves a key function in maintaining the integrity of the cell genome through mediating the activation of cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK)1 and CDK2. Increased expression of WEE1 has been associated with the poor prognosis of patients with ovarian cancer. The present study aimed at examining the in vitro and in vivo antitumor activity of MK1775, a potent pharmacological inhibitor of WEE1, as a single agent against ovarian cancer cells. The cytotoxicity of MK1775 was examined in a panel of tumor cells using MTT in vitro...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927109/disease-progression-patterns-of-bevacizumab-responders-with-recurrent-malignant-gliomas
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Ju-Hwi Kim, Tae-Young Jung, Eu Chang Hwang, Sung-Hoon Jung, Shin Jung, In-Young Kim, Woo-Youl Jang, Kyung-Sub Moon, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Seul-Kee Kim
Tumor progression in patients with recurrent malignant glioma who respond to bevacizumab (BEV) is difficult to assess. The current study reviewed the clinical and radiological results of patients following a BEV-based chemotherapy regimen, and evaluated disease progression patterns in patients who responded to BEV therapy. From August 2011 to November 2015, 24 patients (18 glioblastoma cases and 6 anaplastic astrocytoma cases) were treated with BEV-based chemotherapy. In total, 6 patients were treated with BEV alone and 18 patients were treated with BEV combined with irinotecan...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927108/impact-of-squamous-and-or-glandular-differentiation-on-recurrence-and-progression-following-transurethral-resection-for-non-muscle-invasive-urothelial-carcinoma-of-bladder
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Hao Xu, Linguo Xie, Xiaoteng Liu, Yu Zhang, Zhonghua Shen, Tao Chen, Xiaoyu Qiu, Nan Sha, Chen Xing, Zhouliang Wu, Hailong Hu, Changli Wu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of squamous and/or glandular differentiation on the recurrence and progression in patients with nonmuscle invasive urothelial carcinoma of bladder (NMIUCB) following transurethral resection (TURBT). A total of 869 patients with NMIUCB who had been treated with TURBT at The Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University (Tianjin, China) between January 2006 and January 2011 were retrospectively selected for the present analysis. Associations among squamous and/or glandular differentiation with other clinical and pathological features were assessed by the χ2 test...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927096/laptm4b-2-allele-is-associated-with-the-development-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-chinese-women
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Yue Meng, Rouli Zhou, Jianjun Xu, Qingyun Zhang
Lysosome-associated protein transmembrane 4-β (LAPTM4B) contains a polymorphic region that contributes to the increased risk of numerous types of tumor. However, no study has yet demonstrated an association between the expression of the LAPTM4B gene and tumor differentiation, and the reason that LAPTM4B polymorphisms affect the susceptibility of individuals to cancer remains to be elucidated. The present study assessed the possible association between LAPTM4B polymorphism and the risk of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), and attempted to identify the underlying mechanism for variation in patient susceptibility with respect to transcription regulation in the polymorphism region...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927095/high-expression-of-mage-a9-is-associated-with-unfavorable-survival-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yu Qi, Ke Xin Cao, Fu Chen Xing, Chun Yang Zhang, Qi Huang, Kai Wu, Feng Biao Wen, Song Zhao, Xin Li
Melanoma-associated antigens (MAGEs) are a group of well-characterized members of the cancer/testis antigen family, which are expressed in a variety of malignant tumors. MAGE-A9, a subfamily of MAGE-As, has been studied in a number of types of cancer and have been associated with unfavorable survival outcome. However, the expression of MAGE-A9 in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and association of MAGE-A9 with the clinicopathological characteristics of ESCC, particularly prognostic characteristics, remains unknown...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927094/genomic-markers-of-ovarian-adenocarcinoma-and-its-relevancy-to-the-effectiveness-of-chemotherapy
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Monika Englert-Golon, Bartosz Burchardt, Bartlomiej Budny, Szymon Dębicki, Blanka Majchrzycka, Elzbieta Wrotkowska, Piotr Jasiński, Katarzyna Ziemnicka, Radosław Słopień, Marek Ruchała, Stefan Sajdak
Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer and the seventh highest cause of cancer-associated mortality in women worldwide. It is the second highest cause of mortality among female reproductive malignancies. The current standard first-line treatment for advanced ovarian cancer includes a combination of surgical debulking and standard systemic platinum-based chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel. Although a deeper understanding of this disease has been attained, relapse occurs in 70% of patients 18 months subsequent to the first-line treatment...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927091/clinical-and-biological-effects-of-tumor-associated-lymphocytes-in-the-presence-or-absence-of-chemotherapy-for-malignant-ascites-in-ovarian-cancer-patients
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Weiwei Zhang, Kejun Liu, Bin Ye, Guolin Hu, Kelei Zhao, Yazhou Ren, Weijiang Liang
Tumor-associated lymphocytes (TALs) have been successfully isolated from ascites and solid tumors, however the clinical use of TALs in treating ovarian cancer (OC) has not yet been reported. The present study investigated the efficacy and toxicity of TALs in the presence or absence of chemotherapy in OC patients with malignant ascites (MA). A total of 32 patients were enrolled in this study. A total of 8 patients received treatment with TALs alone (TALs group), 11 patients received combined treatment of TALs and chemotherapy (combination group) and 13 patients received chemotherapy alone (chemotherapy group)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927082/identification-of-target-gene-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-lymphoma-via-microarray-analysis
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Pengfei Liu, Wenhua Jiang, Huilai Zhang
Patients with lymphoma are at high risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). The purpose of the present study was to identify the target gene associated with VTE for patients with lymphoma. Microarray data was downloaded from the gene expression omnibus database (GSE17078), which comprised the control group, 27 normal blood outgrowth endothelial cell (BOEC) samples, and the case group, 3 BOEC samples of venous thrombosis with protein C deficiency. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified by the Limma package of R...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927073/surgical-treatment-of-parapharyngeal-space-tumors-a-report-of-29-cases
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Kei Ijichi, Shingo Murakami
The present study aimed to establish a strategy for parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumor surgery based on preoperative symptoms, clinical signs, imaging and histological examination. A retrospective cohort study was conducted with 29 adult patients who underwent surgery for primary PPS tumors from 2008-2015. The following data was obtained: Preoperative symptoms of the patient, histological type of the tumor, surgical approach and complications. Of the 29 patients who underwent surgery to remove a PPS tumor, 16 presented with neurogenic tumors and 13 with salivary gland tumors...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927042/surgical-bypass-and-permanent-iodine-125-seed-implantation-vs-surgical-bypass-for-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-head-cancer
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Zhenjiang Zheng, Yinglong Xu, Shu Zhang, Guangchun Pu, Chi Cui
The present study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of Iodine-125 ((125)I) seed implantation in the treatment of locally advanced unresectable pancreatic head cancer. A prospective nonrandomized study was performed using data collected from patients between January 2009 and December 2012. A total of 34 patients underwent surgical bypass and permanent (125)I seed implantation (group A), and 32 patients underwent biliary and gastric bypass (group B). The preoperative variables, operative data, postoperative complications and follow-up information were examined...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
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