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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718090/a-large-retroperitoneal-lymphatic-malformation-successfully-treated-with-traditional-japanese-kampo-medicine-in-combination-with-surgery
#1
Toko Shinkai, Kouji Masumoto, Fumiko Chiba, Nao Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Current treatment options for lymphatic malformations (LMs) are multimodal. Recently, the effectiveness of treating LMs with Eppikajyutsuto (TJ-28) has been reported. TJ-28 is a kind of oral herbal medicine classified as the traditional Japanese Kampo medicine. CASE PRESENTATION: A 12-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital for intermittent upper abdominal pain. Radiological examinations revealed a large (9.5 × 5.8 × 10.0 cm) retroperitoneal LM, which was suspected to adhering and stretching both pancreas head and duodenum...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697745/using-lms-tables-to-determine-waist-circumference-and-waist-to-height-ratios-in-colombian-children-and-adolescents-the-fuprecol-study
#2
Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Javier Moreno-Jiménez, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Javier Martínez-Torres, Katherine González-Ruiz, Emilio González-Jiménez, Jacqueline Schmidt-RioValle, Felipe Lobelo, Antonio Garcia-Hermoso
BACKGROUND: Waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) are often used as indices predictive of central obesity. The aims of this study were: 1) to obtain smoothed centile charts and LMS tables for WC and WHtR among Colombian children and adolescents; 2) to evaluate the utility of these parameters as predictors of overweight and obesity. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted of a sample population of 7954 healthy Colombian schoolchildren [3460 boys and 4494 girls, mean age 12...
July 11, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693261/leiomyosarcoma-of-the-splenic-vein-a-case-report
#3
Wenfang Wu, Xinxiang Zhao, Yan Wang, Cong Di, Renhui Cai, Yingxue Zhang, Siying Chen, Wei Zhang, Xin Yue
Leiomyosarcomas (LMSs) originating from the wall of blood vessels are aggressive and rare neoplasms. The current study describes a case of a 52-year-old man who presented with intermittent abdominal pain without weight loss or diarrhea. Computed tomography of the abdomen identified a 4-cm, solid, heterogeneous tumor in the tail of the pancreas, while a hypodense lesion was also noted in the right hepatic lobe. The patient subsequently underwent splenic pedicle tumor resection, splenectomy and liver tumor resection...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693141/effect-of-2-methoxyestradiol-on-sk-lms-1-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-cells
#4
Ji-Sun Lee, Changhwan Ahn, Hee Young Kang, Eui-Bae Jeung
An endogenous metabolite of 17β-estradiol, 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME), has affinity for estrogen receptors. This compound was reported to be a promising antitumor drug due to its anti-proliferative effects on a wide range of tumor cell types. Numerous previous studies have been performed to evaluate the cytotoxic effects of 2-ME on tumor cell lines in following the induction of G2/M cell cycle arrest and subsequent apoptosis. Uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS) is a relatively rare malignant smooth muscle cell tumor that develops in the uterus muscle layer...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682297/wound-biofilm-current-perspectives-and-strategies-on-biofilm-disruption-and-treatments
#5
Robert J Snyder, Greg Bohn, Jason Hanft, Larry Harkless, Paul Kim, Larry Lavery, Greg Schultz, Randy Wolcott
The presence of bio lm remains a challenging factor that contributes to the delayed healing of many chronic wounds. The major threat of chronic wound bio lms is their substantial protection from host immunities and extreme tolerance to antimicrobial agents. To help guide the development of wound treatment strategies, a panel of experts experienced in clinical and laboratory aspects of biofilm convened to discuss what is understood and not yet understood about biofilms and what is needed to better identify and treat chronic wounds in which biofilm is suspected...
June 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680197/association-between-volumetric-analysis-of-lung-metastases-on-f-18-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-short-term-progression-after-i-131-therapy-for-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma
#6
Yasuhiro Maruoka, Shingo Baba, Takuro Isoda, Yoshiyuki Kitamura, Koichiro Abe, Masayuki Sasaki, Hiroshi Honda
PURPOSE: Lung metastases (LMs) and their radioiodine uptake affect prognosis in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). We herein investigate the value of metabolic tumor volume (MTV) in LMs on positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) using 2-[F-18]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (F-18 FDG PET/CT) in predicting short-term progression after initial I-131 therapy in DTC patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 111 DTC patients with LMs...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678537/pharmacokinetic-drug-evaluation-of-pazopanib-for-the-treatment-of-uterine-leiomyosarcomas
#7
Simone Ferrero, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Nicoletta Aiello, Fabio Barra, Antonino Ditto, Giorgio Bogani, Francesco Raspagliesi, Domenica Lorusso
Uterine leiomyosarcomas (ULMS) represent 1.3% of all uterine malignant tumors. Surgery is the curative treatment for patients with early stage disease. In case of advanced, persistent or recurrent tumor, chemotherapy represents the standard of care, but these patients have a poor prognosis. As the results with available therapies are far from being satisfactory, research is focusing on identification of new compounds. In 2012 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed pazopanib for the treatment of advanced soft-tissue sarcomas failing previous chemotherapy...
July 5, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675112/the-relationship-of-paranasal-sinus-opacification-to-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-neurologic-intensive-care-unit-patient
#8
Phillip Huyett, Nicholas R Rowan, Berrylin J Ferguson, Stella Lee, Eric W Wang
BACKGROUND: The association between intensive care unit (ICU) sinusitis and the development of lower airway infections remains unclear. The objective of this study was to determine the correlation between the development of radiographic sinus opacification and pneumonia in the neurologic ICU setting. METHODS: A retrospective review of head computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging of 612 patients admitted to the neurocritical care unit at a tertiary care center from April 2013 through April 2014 was performed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667803/abdominal-obesity-in-adolescents-development-of-age-specific-waist-circumference-cut-offs-linked-to-adult-idf-criteria
#9
Jorge Bravo, Armando M Raimundo, Diana A Santos, Rafael Timón, Luís B Sardinha
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to develop age- and sex-specific waist circumference (WC) cut-off points, linked to older adolescent and adult criteria for abdominal obesity, to be applied to children in the clinical setting. METHODS: A total of 16,788 adolescents aged 10 to 16 years were assessed for WC. Smoothed age and sex-specific WC curves were obtained using Cole's LMS method. RESULTS: Percentiles that corresponded to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) recommendations used for older adolescents and adults (16+ years old) were the 97(th) percentile for boys and the 87(th) percentile for girls...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666791/assessing-the-left-main-stem-in-the-cardiac-catheterization-laboratory-what-is-significant-function-imaging-or-both
#10
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George Kassimis, Giovanni Luigi de Maria, Niket Patel, Raina Tushar, Peter Scott, Rajesh K Kharbanda, Adrian P Banning
Revascularization of significant Left Main Stem (LMS) disease improves clinical outcomes. This can be achieved through either Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting or Percutaneous coronary intervention. Defining a significant stenosis of the LMS can be challenging and debatable, as most data have been derived using angiographic assessment alone, with a threshold of 50% luminal stenosis used as a marker of functional significance. The use of adjunctive technologies like Intravascular Ultrasound and Fractional Flow Reserve has improved our ability to accurately assess the anatomical severity and physiological significance of coronary artery stenoses, much more so, than can be achieved through conventional angiography alone...
June 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662235/use-of-pd-1-targeting-macrophage-infiltration-and-ido-pathway-activation-in-sarcomas-a-phase-2-clinical-trial
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Maud Toulmonde, Nicolas Penel, Julien Adam, Christine Chevreau, Jean-Yves Blay, Axel Le Cesne, Emmanuelle Bompas, Sophie Piperno-Neumann, Sophie Cousin, Thomas Grellety, Thomas Ryckewaert, Alban Bessede, François Ghiringhelli, Marina Pulido, Antoine Italiano
Importance: There is a strong rationale for treating sarcomas with immunotherapy. Objective: To assess the efficacy and safety of programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) targeting in combination with metronomic chemotherapy in sarcomas. Design, Setting, and Participants: This was an open-label, multicenter, phase 2 study of 4 cohorts of patients with advanced soft-tissue sarcoma (STS), including leiomyosarcoma (LMS), undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS), other sarcomas (others), and gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)...
June 29, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656704/validation-of-us-cerebral-palsy-growth-charts-using-a-uk-cohort
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Charlotte M Wright, Lucy Reynolds, Emily Ingram, Tim J Cole, Jordan Brooks
AIM: Growth charts for cerebral palsy (CP) have been constructed using data for 24 920 Californian patients, covering ages 2 to 20 years, with separate charts for the five severity levels of the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS). Our aim was to test how the data for British children with CP fit these charts, compared with conventional local charts. METHOD: US CP growth reference was reanalysed using the lambda-mu-sigma (LMS) method to allow calculation of standard deviation z-scores...
June 28, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654693/fatty-acid-synthase-reprograms-the-epigenome-in-uterine-leiomyosarcomas
#13
Min Guan, Xiwei Wu, Peiguo Chu, Warren A Chow
SK-UT-1 uterine leiomyosarcomas (Ut-LMS) cells were transduced with a fatty acid synthase (FASN)-containing retroviral vector to recapitulate the "lipogenic phenotype of cancer." Consistent with this model, forced expression of FASN enhanced SK-UT-1 proliferation, migration, and cellular motion. Further investigation showed FASN promotes trimethylation of H3K9 (H3K9me3) and acetylation of H3K27 (H3K27ac) in SK-UT-1 cells. In contrast, siRNA targeting of FASN in high endogenous FASN expressing SK-LMS-1 Ut-LMS cells inhibits trimethylation of H3K9 and acetylation of H3K27...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644010/atomic-layer-deposition-of-indium-gallium-oxide-thin-film-for-thin-film-transistor-applications
#14
Jiazhen Sheng, Eun Jung Park, Bonggeun Shong, Jin-Seong Park
Indium gallium oxide (IGO) thin films were deposited via atomic layer deposition (ALD) using [1,1,1-trimethyl-N-(trimethylsilyl)silanaminato]indium (InCA-1) and trimethylgallium (TMGa) as indium and gallium precursors, respectively, and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as the reactant. In order to clearly understand the mechanism of multicomponent ALD growth of oxide semiconductor materials, several variations in the precursor-reactant deposition cycles were evaluated. Gallium could be doped into oxide film at 200°C when accompanied by an InCA-1 pulse, and no growth of gallium oxide was observed without the simultaneous deposition of indium oxide...
June 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643014/neuron-navigator-2-and-cyclin-d2-are-new-candidate-prognostic-markers-in-uterine-sarcoma
#15
Ben Davidson, Ellen Hellesylt, Arild Holth, Håvard Emil Danielsen, Tone Skeie-Jensen, Betina Katz
The objective of this study was to validate the diagnostic and clinical role of four protein products of genes previously found to be differentially expressed in uterine low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma (LG-ESS) compared to uterine leiomyosarcoma (LMS). Protein expression by immunohistochemistry of transgelin (TGLN), neuron navigator-2 (NAV2), fatty acid binding protein-3 (FABP3), and cyclin D2 (CCND2) was analyzed in 305 uterine sarcomas (231 LMS, 74 LG-ESS). Expression was analyzed for association with clinicopathologic parameters and survival...
June 22, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641455/modulation-of-cisplatin-cytotoxic-activity-against-leiomyosarcoma-cells-by-epigallocatechin-3-gallate
#16
Irida Th Dhima, Dimitrios Peschos, Yannis V Simos, Maria I Gkiouli, Maria E Palatianou, Vasilios N Ragos, Vasiliki Kalfakakou, Angelos M Evangelou, Spyridon Ch Karkabounas
The aim of this study was to investigate the cytotoxic effect cisplatin in combination with epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on leiomyosarcoma cells (LMS cells) in order to identify a less toxic but equally effective alternative. Assays for cell proliferation, colony formation efficiency, induction of apoptosis and cell cycle arrest were performed using the IC50 of cisplatin (8.6 μΜ) as a reference value and a concentration of EGCG (30 μΜ) that caused a non-significant reduction in cell proliferation...
June 23, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637505/human-lung-and-monocyte-derived-macrophages-differ-with-regard-to-the-effects-of-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-agonists-on-cytokine-release
#17
Tatiana Victoni, Hélène Salvator, Charlotte Abrial, Marion Brollo, Luis Cristovão Sobrino Porto, Vincent Lagente, Emmanuel Naline, Stanislas Grassin-Delyle, Philippe Devillier
BACKGROUND: β2-adrenoceptor agonists have been shown to reduce the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cytokine release by human monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs). We compare the expression of β2-adrenoceptors and the inhibitory effect of formoterol and salmeterol on the LPS-induced release of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6 and a range of chemokines (CCL2, 3, 4, and IL-8) by human lung macrophages (LMs) and MDMs. METHODS: LMs were isolated from patients undergoing resection and MDMs were obtained from blood monocytes in the presence of GM-CSF...
June 21, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631204/adaptive-step-size-lms-improves-ecg-detection-during-mri-at-1-5-and-3%C3%A2-t
#18
André Guillou, Jean-Marc Sellal, Sarah Ménétré, Grégory Petitmangin, Jacques Felblinger, Laurent Bonnemains
OBJECTIVE: We describe a new real-time filter to reduce artefacts on electrocardiogram (ECG) due to magnetic field gradients during MRI. The proposed filter is a least mean square (LMS) filter able to continuously adapt its step size according to the gradient signal of the ongoing MRI acquisition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We implemented this filter and compared it, within two databases (at 1.5 and 3 T) with over 6000 QRS complexes, to five real-time filtering strategies (no filter, low pass filter, standard LMS, and two other filters optimized within the databases: optimized LMS, and optimized Kalman filter)...
June 19, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628542/a-rare-intramedullary-spinal-cord-metastasis-from-a-retroperitoneal-leiomyosarcoma-presenting-as-a-non-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
#19
Andrew Lamberth Parker, Terrence Pugh, Mark A Hirsch
Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare but well-recognized malignant soft tissue sarcoma of smooth muscle origin. Metastases commonly occur in the lungs, liver, kidney, brain, and bone. Cases of metastatic osseous lesions or other extradural space-occupying masses secondary to LMS leading to neurologic compromise are relatively commonplace in the literature. Conversely, cases of intramedullary spinal cord metastasis (ISCM), an unusual entity as a sequela of any cancer, are exceedingly rare as a consequence of LMS. Only 2 cases of an ISCM from LMS are currently documented in the literature, and to the best of our knowledge, no case is described in the rehabilitation literature...
July 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625393/establishment-and-characterization-of-uterine-sarcoma-and-carcinosarcoma-patient-derived-xenograft-models
#20
Tine Cuppens, Jeroen Depreeuw, Daniela Annibali, Debby Thomas, Els Hermans, Ellen Gommé, Xuan Bich Trinh, David Debruyne, Philippe Moerman, Diether Lambrechts, Frédéric Amant
OBJECTIVE: Uterine sarcomas (US) and carcinosarcomas (CS) are rare, aggressive cancers. The lack of reliable preclinical models hampers the search for new treatment strategies and predictive biomarkers. To this end, we established and characterized US and CS patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models. METHODS: Tumor fragments of US and CS were subcutaneously implanted into immunocompromised mice. Engrafted xenograft and original tumors were compared by means of histology, immunohistochemistry, whole-genome low-coverage sequencing for copy number variations, and RNA sequencing...
June 16, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
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