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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243669/simultaneous-tumor-and-surrogate-motion-tracking-with-dynamic-mri-for-radiation-therapy-planning
#1
Seyoun Park, Rana Farah, Steven M Shea, Erik J Tryggestad, Russell Hales, Junghoon Lee
Respiration-induced tumor motion is a major obstacle for achieving high-precision radiotherapy of cancers in the thoracic and abdominal regions. Surrogate-based estimation and tracking methods are commonly used in radiotherapy, but with limited understanding of quantified correlation to tumor motion. In this study, we propose a method to simultaneously track the lung tumor and external surrogates to evaluate their spatial correlation in a quantitative way using dynamic MRI, which allows real-time acquisition without ionizing radiation exposure...
December 15, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241680/race-effects-of-inhaled-nitric-oxide-in-preterm-infants-an-individual-participant-data-meta-analysis
#2
Lisa M Askie, Lucy C Davies, Michael D Schreiber, Anna Maria Hibbs, Philip L Ballard, Roberta A Ballard
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) improves survival without bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) for preterm African American infants. STUDY DESIGN: An individual participant data meta-analysis was conducted, including 3 randomized, placebo-controlled trials that enrolled infants born at  <34 weeks of gestation receiving respiratory support, had at least 15% (or a minimum of 10 infants in each trial arm) of African American race, and used a starting iNO of >5  parts per million with the intention to treat for 7 days minimum...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241219/yap-inhibits-the-apoptosis-and-migration-of-human-rectal-cancer-cells-via-suppression-of-jnk-drp1-mitochondrial-fission-htra2-omi-pathways
#3
Haijun Li, Fucheng He, Xin Zhao, Yuan Zhang, Xi Chu, Chunlan Hua, Yunhui Qu, Yu Duan, Liang Ming
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The Hippo-Yap pathway is associated with tumor development and progression. However, little evidence is available concerning its role in cancer cell apoptosis and migration via mitochondrial homeostasis. Here, we identify mitochondrial fission as a regulator of the Hippo-Yap pathway in human rectal cancer tumorigenesis and metastasis. METHODS: In this study, we performed loss-of function assays concerning Yap in RCC via shRNA. Cellular viability and apoptosis were measured via MTT, the TUNEL assay and trypan blue staining...
December 12, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240049/-use-of-local-thrombolysis-in-patients-with-massive-pulmonary-thromboembolism-and-moderate-to-severe-pulmonary-hypertension
#4
Iu E Klevanets, A A Karpenko, A N Shilova
Presented herein are the results of treating a total of 110 patients with acute massive pulmonary thromboembolism. The patients included in the study were divided into 2 groups depending on the degree of severity of pulmonary hypertension. All patients underwent interventional treatment, i.e., endovascular mechanical fragmentation with local thrombolysis. Both short- and long-term outcomes were then analysed. Performing local thrombolysis made it possible to achieve regression of clinical manifestations of acute respiratory insufficiency in more than 98% of patients...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239916/early-experience-with-clinimacs-prodigy-ccs-ifn-gamma-system-in-selection-of-virus-specific-t-cells-from-third-party-donors-for-pediatric-patients-with-severe-viral-infections-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#5
Krisztián Kállay, Csaba Kassa, Marienn Réti, Éva Karászi, János Sinkó, Vera Goda, Anita Stréhn, Katalin Csordás, Orsolya Horváth, Attila Szederjesi, Szabolcs Tasnády, Apor Hardi, Gergely Kriván
Viral reactivation is a frequent complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation especially in children. For refractory cases, rapid virus-specific T-cell therapy would be ideally implemented within a few days. Over the course of a year in our pediatric cohort of 43 allogeneic transplantation, 9 patients fulfilled criteria for virus-specific T-cell therapy. Viral infections were due to cytomegalovirus (CMV) in 3, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in 2, and adenovirus (AdV) in 1 case, whereas >1 virus was detected in 3 cases...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239493/mortality-in-patients-with-community-onset-pneumonia-at-low-risk-of-drug-resistant-pathogens-impact-of-%C3%AE-lactam-plus-macrolide-combination-therapy
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Junya Okumura, Yuichiro Shindo, Kunihiko Takahashi, Masahiro Sano, Yasuteru Sugino, Tetsuya Yagi, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Hideo Saka, Shigeyuki Matsui, Yoshinori Hasegawa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Drug-resistant pathogen (DRP) risk stratification is important for choosing a treatment strategy for community-onset pneumonia. Evidence for benefits of non-antipseudomonal β-lactam plus macrolide combination therapy (BLM) on mortality is limited in patients at low DRP risk. Risk factors for mortality remain to be clarified. METHODS: Post hoc analysis using a prospective multicentre study cohort of community-onset pneumonia was performed to assess 30-day differences in mortality between non-antipseudomonal β-lactam monotherapy (BL) and BLM groups...
December 14, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239034/succinate-dehydrogenase-sdh-deficient-neoplasia
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REVIEW
Anthony J Gill
The succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) complex is a key respiratory enzyme composed of four subunits: SDHA, SDHB, SDHC and SDHD. Remarkably, immunohistochemistry for SDHB becomes negative whenever there is bi-alleic inactivation of any component of SDH, which is very rare in the absence of syndromic disease. Therefore, loss of SDHB immunohistochemistry serves as a marker of syndromic disease, usually germline mutation of one of the SDH subunits. Tumours which show loss of SDHB expression are termed succinate dehydrogenase-deficient...
January 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238587/bacterial-infections-in-acute-variceal-hemorrhage-despite-antibiotics-a-multicenter-study-of-predictors-and-clinical-impact
#8
Stephen Lee, Lynora Saxinger, Mang Ma, Verónica Prado, Joaquin Fernández, Deepali Kumar, Juan Gonzalez-Abraldes, Adam Keough, Ravin Bastiampillai, Michelle Carbonneau, Javier Fernandez, Puneeta Tandon
Background and aims: Current guidelines recommend antibiotic prophylaxis in all patients presenting with cirrhosis and acute variceal hemorrhage (AVH). We aimed to evaluate the characteristics and clinical impact of "early" infections (developing within 14 days) of AVH in a real-world setting. Methods: We analyzed retrospective data from a cohort of 371 adult patients with cirrhosis and AVH all of whom had received antibiotic prophylaxis (74% men; mean age 56 years), admitted to tertiary care hospitals in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Barcelona, Spain...
December 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238465/genistein-preserves-the-lungs-of-ovariectomized-diabetic-rats-addition-to-apoptotic-and-inflammatory-markers-in-the-lung
#9
Faeze Daghigh, Alireza Alihemmati, Pouran Karimi, Parisa Habibi, Naser Ahmadiasl
Objectives: The role of isoflavones in pulmonary structure and function during menopause is not well studied. Moreover, the important role of estrogen in the physiological function of respiratory system has been revealed. Genistein, as an isoflavone, mimics estrogenic in diabetic and ovariectomized rats. Here, we hypothesized that genistein would reverse changes in the protein expression levels related to estrogen deficiency in the lung of ovariectomized diabetic rats. Materials and Methods: Wistar female rats were assigned to four experimental groups (n=10 in each group): sham, rats underwent laparotomy without removing the ovaries; OVX, rats that underwent ovariectomy; OVX...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238240/the-effect-of-dpp-4-inhibitors-on-asthma-control-an-administrative-database-study-to-evaluate-a-potential-pathophysiological-relationship
#10
Gene Colice, David Price, Maria Gerhardsson de Verdier, Karma Rabon-Stith, Christopher Ambrose, Katherine Cappell, Debra E Irwin, Paul Juneau, Anna Vlahiotis
Rationale: DPP-4 may regulate immunological pathways implicated in asthma. Assessing whether DPP-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) use might affect asthma control is clinically important because DPP-4i use in type 2 diabetes mellitus management (T2DM) is increasing. This study evaluated associations between DPP-4i use and asthma control. Methods: This was a retrospective, observational, matched cohort study using administrative claims in the MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters (Commercial) and Medicare Supplemental and Coordination of Benefits (Medicare Supplemental) databases...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238021/-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-complicated-with-gastrointestinal-perforation-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Takao Kiboshi, Kentaro Isoda, Koichi Furukawa, Tomoyuki Wakahara, Kenichiro Otani, Kayo Ueda, Junichi Konma, Kazuhiro Teramura, Nozomi Ueno, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Takeshi Shoda
  A 51-year-old man was detected nasal bleeding, multiple pulmonary nodule and mass, urinalysis abnormality, renal involvement and high titer of proteinase 3-anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (PR3-ANCA), and was suspected of granulomatosis with polyangiitis and initiated with steroid pulse therapy. On the day after the start of steroid pulse therapy, generalized peritonitis due to ileal perforation occurred, and emergency ileectomy and peritonitis surgery were performed. Induction therapy with steroid pulse therapy, plasma exchange and intravenous cyclophosphamide therapy (IVCY) and maintenance therapy with glucocorticoid and azathioprine led to good therapeutic outcomes...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237657/rare-side-effect-of-adjuvant-ipilimumab-after-surgical-resection-of-melanoma-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Rohini J Patel, Michael A Liu, Akshay Amaraneni, Simran K Sindhu
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a life-threatening neurological disorder that presents with rapid ascending paralysis and areflexia. Guillain-Barré syndrome is traditionally associated with infections from a gastrointestinal or respiratory tract source. We report the case of a 71-year-old man with melanoma who was treated with ipilimumab as adjuvant immunotherapy and subsequently developed Guillain-Barré syndrome. The diagnosis was made clinically through physical exam findings. He was successfully treated with a combination of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy and corticosteroids...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237441/potential-benefit-of-bosentan-therapy-in-borderline-or-less-severe-pulmonary-hypertension-secondary-to-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-an-interim-analysis-of-results-from-a-prospective-single-center-randomized-parallel-group-study
#13
Yosuke Tanaka, Mitsunori Hino, Akihiko Gemma
BACKGROUND: No drugs have been approved for the treatment of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) secondary to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), particularly those with idiopathic honeycomb lung. This study was conducted to investigate the long-term efficacy and safety of bosentan for PH based on changes in prognosis and respiratory failure. METHODS: IPF patients with borderline or less severe PH and completely organized honeycomb lung were randomized (1:1) to bosentan or no treatment for PH for 2 years and assessed at baseline and every 6 months for respiratory failure, activities of daily living (ADL), lung and heart functions by right cardiac catheterization, and other parameters...
December 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237436/high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-therapy-versus-conventional-oxygen-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#14
Youfeng Zhu, Haiyan Yin, Rui Zhang, Jianrui Wei
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is a common and life-threatening medical emergency in patients admitted to the hospital. Currently, there is a lack of large-scale evidence on the use of high-flow nasal cannulas (HFNC) in patients with ARF. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we evaluated whether there were differences between HFNC therapy and conventional oxygen therapy (COT) for treating patients with ARF. METHODS: The EMBASE, Medline, and Wanfang databases and the Cochrane Library were searched...
December 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236286/corticosteroids-for-pneumonia
#15
REVIEW
Anat Stern, Keren Skalsky, Tomer Avni, Elena Carrara, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a common and potentially serious illness. Corticosteroids have been suggested for the treatment of different types of infection, however their role in the treatment of pneumonia remains unclear. This is an update of a review published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of corticosteroids in the treatment of pneumonia. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group's Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS on 3 March 2017, together with relevant conference proceedings and references of identified trials...
December 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236153/insufficient-vaccination-rates-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-a%C3%A2-german-outpatient-clinic
#16
M Krasselt, C Baerwald, O Seifert
BACKGROUND: Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are at an increased risk of acquiring infections due to the disease itself and the immunosuppressive therapy. Furthermore, infections largely contribute to overall SLE mortality. Vaccinations against preventable diseases are therefore of particular importance for these patients. AIMS: To estimate vaccination frequencies among patients with SLE, we studied patients in a survey and calculated vaccination rates based on their vaccination documents...
December 13, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235932/retrospective-study-of-the-presentation-diagnosis-and-management-of-16-cats-with-otitis-media-not-due-to-nasopharyngeal-polyp
#17
Nicola Swales, Aiden Foster, Natalie Barnard
Objectives The aim of this study was to analyse retrospectively cats diagnosed with otitis media (OM) not due to nasopharyngeal polyp, and to review the clinical outcome with surgical and medical management. Methods Patient records were searched for cats diagnosed with OM. The diagnosis of OM was based on the presence of clinical signs, including neurological signs, respiratory signs and signs of otitis externa, and on the basis of evidence of thickened or irregular bullae walls, or the presence of fluid within the tympanic cavity; in those that had diagnostic imaging...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235261/interferon-%C3%AE-2-and-interferon-%C3%AE-induce-the-degranulation-independent-production-of-vegf-a-and-il-1-receptor-antagonist-and-other-mediators-from-human-mast-cells
#18
Sharon A Oldford, Suzanne P Salsman, Liliana Portales-Cervantes, Raidan Alyazidi, Robert Anderson, Ian D Haidl, Jean S Marshall
BACKGROUND: Mast cells are resident immune effector cells, often studied in the context of allergic disease. Found in substantial numbers at sites of potential infection they are increased at sites of angiogenesis and can be pivotal for the sensing and clearance of a variety of pathogens. Interferons (IFNs) are cytokines that are critical for host defence against intracellular pathogens. Increased levels of IFNs are observed during viral infection and in autoimmune diseases. IFNs are also widely used therapeutically and have been examined in the therapy of severe asthma...
December 13, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234943/enhanced-recovery-care-versus-traditional-care-after-laparoscopic-liver-resections-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Xiao Liang, Hanning Ying, Hongwei Wang, Hongxia Xu, Minjun Liu, Haiyan Zhou, Huiqing Ge, Wenbin Jiang, Lijun Feng, Hui Liu, Yingchun Zhang, Zhiying Mao, Jianhua Li, Bo Shen, Yuelong Liang, Xiujun Cai
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), with several evidence-based elements, has been shown to shorten length of hospital stay and reduce perioperative hospital costs in many operations. This randomized clinical trial was performed to compare complications and hospital stay of laparoscopic liver resection between ERAS and traditional care. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed for laparoscopic liver resection from August 2015 to August 2016...
December 12, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234603/a-retrospective-study-of-clinico-epidemiological-profile-of-snakebite-related-deaths-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-midnapore-west-bengal-india
#20
Rituparna Ghosh, Koushik Mana, Kripasindhu Gantait, Sumana Sarkhel
Objective: Snakebite is one of the neglected tropical diseases that World Health Organization (WHO) aimed to eradicate. The objective of the study is to investigate the mortality and morbidity due to snakebite at Midnapore Medical College & Hospital in Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal, India. Methods & materials: This is a record-based, retrospective, descriptive epidemiological study conducted from January 2012 to December 2016 at Midnapore Medical College and Hospital(MMCH), Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal...
2018: Toxicology Reports
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