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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550338/a-comparative-study-of-modified-transcanalicular-diode-laser-dacryocystorhinostomy-versus-conventional-transcanalicular-diode-laser-dacryocystorhinostomy
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Eduardo Damous Feijó, Juliana Alves Caixeta, Ana Carla de Souza Nery, Roberto Murillo Limongi, Suzana Matayoshi
External dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is the gold standard surgical technique for the treatment of primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PANDO). However, new techniques such as endoscopic DCR and transcanalicular dacryocystorhinostomy (T-DCR) are being studied in an attempt to reduce surgical time, avoid external scarring and preserve the lacrimal pump while achieving the same efficacy. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy between conventional T-DCR and modified transcanalicular dacryocystorhinostomy (MT-DCR) in patients with PANDO...
May 26, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545009/mediating-role-of-borderline-personality-disorder-traits-in-the-effects-of-childhood-maltreatment-on-suicidal-behaviour-among-mood-disorder-patients
#2
K I Aaltonen, T Rosenström, I Baryshnikov, B Karpov, T Melartin, K Suominen, M Heikkinen, P Näätänen, M Koivisto, G Joffe, E Isometsä
BACKGROUND: Substantial evidence supports an association between childhood maltreatment and suicidal behaviour. However, few studies have examined factors mediating this relationship among patients with unipolar or bipolar mood disorders. METHODS: Depressive disorder and bipolar disorder (ICD-10-DCR) patients (n=287) from the Helsinki University Psychiatric Consortium (HUPC) Study were surveyed on self-reported childhood experiences, current depressive symptoms, borderline personality disorder traits, and lifetime suicidal behaviour...
April 8, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536803/prospective-multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-in-patients-with-unresectable-gallbladder-cancer
#3
Yoshiki Hirooka, Takuya Ishikawa, Hiroki Kawashima, Eizaburo Ohno, Koji Nonogaki, Akira Kanamori, Takanori Hirai, Hiroki Uchida, Osamu Shirai, Hideki Ishikawa, Hidemi Goto
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of gemcitabine plus cisplatin in Japanese patients with unresectable gallbladder cancer (GBC). METHODS: Chemo-naïve patients with histologically proven unresectable GBC were enrolled in this study. The patients received gemcitabine (1000 mg/m(2)) and cisplatin (25 mg/m(2)) on days 1 and 8, every 21 days. A response assessment was done by CT scan every 4 weeks. The primary end points were to determine the response rates [RR; complete response (CR) + partial response (PR)] and the disease control rate [DCR; CR + PR + stable disease (SD)]...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529557/a-single-center-experience-of-sorafenib-monotherapy-in-patients-with-advanced-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Ting-Ting Pan, Wei Wang, Wei-Dong Jia, Ge-Liang Xu
Patients with advanced intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) have a poor prognosis and the therapeutic options available for treating ICC are limited. Sorafenib, a multikinase inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 and 3, platelet derived growth factor receptor-β, B-Raf proto-oncogene, serine/threonine kinase and C-Raf proto-oncogene, serine/threonine kinase, is a novel reference standard for the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Sorafenib has previously been demonstrated to exhibit significant antitumor activity in various cholangiocarcinoma cell lines and in xenograft ICC models...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524161/efficacy-of-anti-pd-1-therapy-in-patients-with-melanoma-brain-metastases
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Sagun Parakh, John J Park, Shehara Mendis, Rajat Rai, Wen Xu, Serigne Lo, Martin Drummond, Catherine Rowe, Annie Wong, Grant McArthur, Andrew Haydon, Miles C Andrews, Jonathan Cebon, Alex Guminski, Richard F Kefford, Georgina V Long, Alexander M Menzies, Oliver Klein, Matteo S Carlino
BACKGROUND: There is limited data on the efficacy of anti-programmed death 1 (PD-1) antibodies in patients (pts) with melanoma brain metastasis (BM), particularly those which are symptomatic. METHOD: We retrospectively assessed pts with melanoma BM treated with PD-1 antibodies, nivolumab and pembrolizumab. Clinicopathologic and treatment parameters were collected and outcomes determined for intracranial (IC) response rate (RR) using a modified RECIST criteria, with up to five IC target lesions used to determine IC response, disease control rate (DCR) and progression-free survival (PFS)...
May 18, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521076/phase-i-study-of-perifosine-monotherapy-in-patients-with-recurrent-or-refractory-neuroblastoma
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Kimikazu Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Shichino, Hiroshi Kawamoto, Yoshiyuki Kosaka, Motoaki Chin, Koji Kato, Hideo Mugishima
PURPOSE: Perifosine is an alkylphospholipid analog that inhibits or modulates signaling through signal transduction pathways such as Akt, which is enhanced in neuroblastoma (NB) by activation of tyrosine kinase receptors. We conducted a phase I study of perifosine in Japanese patients with recurrent or refractory NB. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: All patients enrolled were over 2 years of age; all had refractory or relapsed NB and a performance status of greater than 50%...
May 18, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512307/comparing-the-success-rate-of-dacryocystorhinostomy-with-and-without-silicone-intubation-a-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-control-trials
#7
ChuanQi Xie, Lingling Zhang, Yang Liu, Hong Ma, Shuzhen Li
A previous meta-analysis reported no benefit for silicone intubation during dacryocystorhinostomy. However, the power of this meta-analysis was 0.274. Therefore, the benefit of silicone intubation remains controversial. We undertook a cumulative meta-analysis to evaluate the success rate of dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) with and without the use of a stent. Pubmed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were searched. Statistical power and trial sequential analyses were performed according to the result of the meta-analysis...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508945/clinical-efficacy-of-percutaneous-cryoablation-combined-with-allogenic-nk-cell-immunotherapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Mao Lin, Shu-Zhen Liang, Xiao-Hua Wang, Ying-Qing Liang, Ming-Jie Zhang, Li-Zhi Niu, Ji-Bing Chen, Hai-Bo Li, Ke-Cheng Xu
In this study, the safety and clinical efficacy of cryosurgery combined with allogenic NK cell immunotherapy for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were evaluated. From July 2016 to March 2017, we enrolled 60 patients who met the enrollment criteria and divided them into two groups: (1) the simple cryoablation group (n = 30) and (2) the cryoablation combined with allogenic NK cell group (n = 30). The changes in immune function, quality of life, and clinical response were evaluated...
May 16, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499234/magnetic-implants-in-the-tongue-for-assistive-technologies-tests-of-migration-oromotor-function-and-tissue-response-in-miniature-pigs
#9
Alan J Sokoloff, Zhongtao Yang, Saman Sargolzaei, Karen Strait, Andrey Krasnopeyev, Kirk A Easley, Sylvie Mimche, Maysam Ghovanloo
OBJECTIVE: Uncertain biological consequences of titanium-magnet (Ti-mag) tongue implants constrain application of the Tongue Drive System (TDS), a brain-tongue-computer interface for individuals with severe physical impairment. Here we describe oromotor function and tongue tissue response following Ti-Mag implantation and explantation in the miniature pig, an animal model with a tongue similar in size to humans. DESIGN: A 1.8×6.2mm Ti-mag tracer was implanted into the anterior tongue in five Yucatan minipigs...
May 2, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492154/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-iodine-125-brachytherapy-combined-with-chemotherapy-in-treatment-of-advanced-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#10
Hui Qiu, Jiayin Ji, Zhiying Shao, Jianshe Wang, Gaolei Ma, Longzhen Zhang, Longzhen Zhang
The aim of this study was to systematically review the efficacy and safety of iodine-125 brachytherapy combined with chemotherapy in patients with advanced lung cancer. PubMed, MEDLINE, EBSCO, FMJS and Web of Science were searched to obtain randomized controlled trials (RCTs), published in English and Chinese, until February 2016. The evaluating indicators were complete response (CR), partial response (PR), stable disease (SD), progressive disease (PD), overall response rate (ORR), disease control rate (DCR), one-year overall survival, two-year overall survival and adverse events...
April 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490404/causes-of-dacryocystorhinostomy-failure-external-versus-endoscopic-approach
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Giant C Lin, Christopher D Brook, Mark P Hatton, Ralph Metson
OBJECTIVES: To compare the causes of failure between external and endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) techniques for the treatment of lacrimal obstruction. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. METHODS: The study population consisted of 53 consecutive patients who underwent revision endoscopic DCR from 2002 to 2013 for lacrimal duct obstruction. Identified causes of previous DCR failure were compared between patients whose initial surgery was performed through an external versus an endoscopic approach...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485171/braf-inhibitors-efficacious-and-tolerable-in-braf-mutant-acral-and-mucosal-melanoma
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X Bai, L L Mao, Z H Chi, X N Sheng, C L Cui, Y Kong, J Dai, X Wang, S M Li, B X Tang, B Lian, L Zhou, X Q Yan, J Guo, L Si
BRAF inhibitors substantially have impressive clinical efficacy in cutaneous melanoma. However, their role in acral and mucosal melanoma remains unclear. Records were reviewed of patients with metastatic or unresectable BRAF-mutant acral and mucosal melanoma hospitalized and administered BRAF inhibitors during January 2011 and March 2016. Clinical data were collected to determine PFS, ORR, DCR, OS, and safety. Among 28 acral and 12 mucosal melanoma treated with BRAF inhibitors, median PFS were 3.6 (95%CI 3...
May 9, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481851/what-to-do-with-lateral-nodal-disease-in-low-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-a-call-for-further-reflection-and-research
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Miranda Kusters, Andrew Slater, Rebecca Muirhead, Roel Hompes, Richard J Guy, Oliver M Jones, Bruce D George, Ian Lindsey, Neil J Mortensen, Chris Cunningham
BACKGROUND: There remains a lack of international consensus on the appropriate management of lateral nodal disease. Although the East manages this more aggressively with lateral lymph node dissections, the West aims to eradicate small-volume disease with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and lateral nodal disease is not considered for routine surgical treatment. However, recent studies have shown that, despite neoadjuvant treatment, a significant number of patients with lateral nodal disease develop local recurrence in the lateral compartment after total mesorectal excision...
June 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481839/high-ratio-plasma-resuscitation-does-not-improve-survival-in-pediatric-trauma-patients
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Jeremy W Cannon, Michael A Johnson, Robert C Caskey, Matthew A Borgman, Lucas P Neff
BACKGROUND: Damage control resuscitation (DCR) including balanced resuscitation with high ratios of plasma (PLAS) and platelets (PLT) to packed red blood cells (PRBC) improves survival in adult patients. We sought to evaluate the effect of a high ratio PLAS to PRBC resuscitation strategy in massively transfused pediatric patients with combat injuries. METHODS: The Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DoDTR) was queried from 2001-2013 for pediatric trauma patients (<18 years)...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472537/phase-1-2-study-of-rilotumumab-amg-102-a-hepatocyte-growth-factor-inhibitor-and-erlotinib-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ahmad A Tarhini, Imran Rafique, Theofanis Floros, Phu Tran, William E Gooding, Liza C Villaruz, Timothy F Burns, David M Friedland, Daniel P Petro, Mariya Farooqui, Jose Gomez-Garcia, Autumn Gaither-Davis, Sanja Dacic, Athanassios Argiris, Mark A Socinski, Laura P Stabile, Jill M Siegfried
BACKGROUND: Activation of the mesenchymal-epidermal transition factor (MET) tyrosine kinase and its ligand, hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), is implicated in resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors. In this phase 1/2 trial, rilotumumab (an anti-HGF antibody) combined with erlotinib was evaluated in patients with metastatic, previously treated non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS: In phase 1, a dose de-escalation design was adopted with rilotumumab starting at 15 mg/kg intravenously every 3 weeks and oral erlotinib 150 mg daily...
May 4, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467655/microcalcification-of-lumbar-spine-intervertebral-discs-and-facet-joints-is-associated-with-cartilage-degeneration-but-differs-in-prevalence-and-its-relation-to-age
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Thelonius Hawellek, Jan Hubert, Sandra Hischke, Tim Rolvien, Matthias Krause, Klaus Püschel, Wolfgang Rüther, Andreas Niemeier
Cartilage calcification (CC) is associated with degeneration in non-vertebral joints, but little is known about CC and lumbar vertebral joints. The goal of this study was to analyze the prevalence of CC in lumbar facet joints (FJ) and intervertebral discs (IVD) and its relation to cartilage degeneration and age in a non-selected cohort of the general population. The segment L4/5 of 85 consecutive donors (mean age 61.9 years) was analyzed by high-resolution imaging digital-contact radiography (DCR). Quantification was achieved by measuring CC in % of total cartilage area...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463960/phase-i-dose-escalation-studies-of-roniciclib-a-pan-cyclin-dependent-kinase-inhibitor-in-advanced-malignancies
#17
Rastislav Bahleda, Juneko E Grilley-Olson, Ramaswamy Govindan, Fabrice Barlesi, Laurent Greillier, Maurice Perol, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Dirk Strumberg, Beate Schultheis, Grace K Dy, Gérard Zalcman, Glen J Weiss, Annette O Walter, Martin Kornacker, Prabhu Rajagopalan, David Henderson, Hendrik Nogai, Matthias Ocker, Jean-Charles Soria
BACKGROUND: To evaluate safety, pharmacokinetics, and maximum tolerated dose of roniciclib in patients with advanced malignancies, with dose expansion to evaluate clinical benefit at the recommended phase II dose (RP2D). METHODS: Two phase I dose-escalation studies evaluated two roniciclib dosing schedules: 3 days on/4 days off or 4 weeks on/2 weeks off. The expansion phase included patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), ovarian cancer, or tumour mutations involving the CDK signalling pathway...
May 2, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455584/phase-ii-study-of-s-1-plus-bevacizumab-combination-therapy-for-patients-previously-treated-for-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Yu Nishijima-Futami, Seigo Minami, Shinji Futami, Taro Koba, Masayoshi Higashiguchi, Motohiro Tamiya, Hidekazu Suzuki, Tomonori Hirashima, Kiyoshi Komuta, Takashi Kijima
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy and toxicity of S-1 and bevacizumab combination therapy for patients previously treated for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: This was a prospective, multi-center, single-arm phase II study. Patients with non-squamous NSCLC who had experienced progression after cytotoxic chemotherapy were enrolled. Oral S-1 was administered on days 1-14 of a 21-day cycle, and bevacizumab (15 mg/kg) was given intravenously on day 1...
June 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452832/shoulder-dynamic-control-ratio-and-rotation-range-of-motion-in-female-junior-elite-handball-players-and-controls
#19
Robert van Cingel, Bas Habets, Linn Willemsen, Bart Staal
OBJECTIVE: To compare glenohumeral range of motion and shoulder rotator muscle strength in healthy female junior elite handball players and controls. DESIGN: Cross-sectional case-control study. SETTING: Sports medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Forty elite female handball players and 30 controls active in nonoverhead sports participated in this study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Passive external rotator (ER), internal rotator (IR), and total range of motion (TROM) of the dominant and nondominant arm were examined with a goniometer...
April 27, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446946/neural-imaging-using-single-photon-avalanche-diodes
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Mohammad Azim Karami, Misagh Ansarian
INTRODUCTION: This paper analyses the ability of single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) for neural imaging. The current trend in the production of SPADs moves toward the minimum dark count rate (DCR) and maximum photon detection probability (PDP). Moreover, the jitter response which is the main measurement characteristic for the timing uncertainty is progressing. METHODS: The neural imaging process using SPADs can be performed by means of florescence lifetime imaging (FLIM), time correlated single-photon counting (TCSPC), positron emission tomography (PET), and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...
January 2017: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
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