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Brett Wolfson-Stofko, Alex S Bennett, Luther Elliott, Ric Curtis
BACKGROUND: Though public bathroom drug injection has been documented from the perspective of people who inject drugs, no research has explored the experiences of the business managers who oversee their business bathrooms and respond to drug use. These managers, by default, are first-responders in the event of a drug overdose and thus of intrinsic interest during the current epidemic of opioid-related overdoses in the United States. This exploratory study assists in elucidating the experiences that New York City business managers have with people who inject drugs, their paraphernalia, and their overdoses...
October 18, 2016: International Journal on Drug Policy
Hu Luo, Liang Gong, Bingjing Zhu, Ying Huang, Chunlan Tang, Shicang Yu, Zhi Yang, Xiangdong Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Few clinical studies have confirmed the role of cytokine-induced killer cells (CIKs) in the maintenance therapy of advanced lung cancer patients. We investigate effectiveness and tolerability of CIKs as a maintenance therapy in the treatment of advanced lung cancer patients. METHODS: 70 patients with advanced lung cancer (stage IIIB to IV) admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Third Military Medical University in Chongqing from Nov. 2011 to Jan...
October 17, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Yoichi Kato
We assessed the efficacy of WT1 class I peptide and WT1 class II peptide pulsed dendritic cell(DC)therapy for a wide range of advanced cancers. This retrospective study included 60 advanced cancer patients who were vaccinated 5times or more in this clinic between September 2013 and December 2015. The clinical response was examined. This treatment was approved by the ethics panel at this institution. Sixty patients were injected an average of 6.15times with dendritic cells(DCs) (2.6×10 / 7 cells/injection)...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Puyuan Xing, Xuezhi Hao, Xingsheng Hu, Yan Wang, Junling Li
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a common pathological type of non-small cell lung cancer, and advanced lung SCC is incurable. Chemotherapy combined with anti-angiogenesis agents can prolong the patients' survival time. The aim of the study was to analyze the efficacy and safety of recombinant human endostatin (Endostar) in treating advanced lung SCC. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the short-term efficacy and toxicity of recombinant human endostatin combined with traditional chemotherapy regimens in treating 15 advanced lung squamous cell carcinoma patients in Department of Medical Oncology retrospectively, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences from November 2011 to May 2015...
October 20, 2016: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Saverio Cinieri, Arlene Chan, Kadri Altundag, An Vandebroek, Nicole Tubiana-Mathieu, Agusti Barnadas, Patricia Dodyk, Silvia Lazzarelli, Michiel Botha, Daniel Rauch, Gustavo Villanova, Ugur Coskun
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of 3 first-line chemotherapy combination regimens for HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer (mBC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this open-label, 3-arm, randomized phase II trial, patients were randomized to all-oral NORCAP (vinorelbine/capecitabine), GEMPAC (gemcitabine/paclitaxel), or GEMDOC (gemcitabine/docetaxel) as first-line chemotherapy for HER2-negative mBC. Stratification factors were center, previous (neo)adjuvant anthracycline, and age...
June 25, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
Jing Yu, Yue Zhang, Lai-Han Leung, Lian Liu, Fan Yang, Xiaojun Yao
Monoclonal antibodies and small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) directed against the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) or its receptors have been investigated in several studies for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer (GC). In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of angiogenesis inhibitors in advanced GC. We searched published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing angiogenesis inhibitors with non-angiogenesis inhibitors for the treatment of GC. MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were searched...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
Craig N Czyz, Amy M Fowler, Jonathan J Dutton, Kenneth V Cahill, Jill A Foster, Robert H Hill, Kelly R Everman, Cameron B Nabavi
BACKGROUND: Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) can be performed via an external or endoscopic approach. The use of ultrasonic or piezosurgery has been well described for endoscopic DCRs but is lacking for external DCRs. This study presents a case series of external DCRs performed using piezosurgery evaluating results and complications. METHODS: Prospective, consecutive case series of patients undergoing primary external DCR for lacrimal drainage insufficiency. A standard external DCR technique was used using 1 of 2 piezosurgery systems for all bone incision...
October 5, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Carmit K McMullen, Joanna E Bulkley, Andrea Altschuler, Christopher S Wendel, Marcia Grant, Mark C Hornbrook, Virginia Sun, Robert S Krouse
BACKGROUND: Eliciting the priorities of cancer survivors is essential to address the specific needs of cancer survivor subgroups. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the greatest challenges related to treatment for long-term rectal cancer survivors. DESIGN: This was an observational study with a cross-sectional survey. SETTINGS: The study included members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California and Northwest health plans...
November 2016: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Limin Zhang, Tao Jiang, Chao Zhao, Wei Li, Xuefei Li, Sha Zhao, Xiaozhen Liu, Yijun Jia, Hui Yang, Shengxiang Ren, Caicun Zhou
BACKGROUND: ROS1 rearrangement is a novel molecular subgroup of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of crizotinib and pemetrexed-based chemotherapy in Chinese NSCLC patients with ROS1 rearrangement. RESULTS: A total of 2309 patients received ROS1 fusion detection and 51(2.2%) patients had ROS1 rearrangement. There was no significant difference between ROS1 fusion-positive and fusion-negative cohorts in demographic data...
October 12, 2016: Oncotarget
Carmine D'Aniello, Maria G Vitale, Azzurra Farnesi, Lorenzo Calvetti, Maria M Laterza, Carla Cavaliere, Chiara Della Pepa, Vincenza Conteduca, Anna Crispo, Ferdinando De Vita, Francesco Grillone, Enrico Ricevuto, Michele De Tursi, Rocco De Vivo, Marilena Di Napoli, Sabrina C Cecere, Gelsomina Iovane, Alfonso Amore, Raffaele Piscitelli, Giuseppe Quarto, Salvatore Pisconti, Gennaro Ciliberto, Piera Maiolino, Paolo Muto, Sisto Perdonà, Massimiliano Berretta, Emanuele Naglieri, Luca Galli, Giacomo Cartenì, Ugo De Giorgi, Sandro Pignata, Gaetano Facchini, Sabrina Rossetti
Axitinib is an oral angiogenesis inhibitor, currently approved for treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) after failure of prior treatment with Sunitinib or cytokine. The present study is an Italian Multi-Institutional Retrospective Analysis that evaluated the outcomes of Axitinib, in second-line treatment of mRCC. The medical records of 62 patients treated with Axitinib, were retrospectively reviewed. The Progression Free Survival (PFS), the Overall Survival (OS), the Objective Response Rate (ORR), the Disease Control Rate (DCR), and the safety profile of axitinib and sunitinib-axitinib sequence, were the primary endpoint...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Hyun Jin Shin, Kyung In Woo, Yoon-Duck Kim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors associated with rhinostomy shape after endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) in patients with primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 102 cases in 70 patients were included in the study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: All cases were classified into three groups according to the healed appearance of the rhinostomy: flat, ladle, and ice scoop type...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Eva Charlotte Toth, Jette Tegner, Sigurd Lauridsen, Nanna Kappel
BACKGROUND: Drug consumption rooms (DCRs) have been implemented worldwide as a harm-reducing strategy. In 2012, Denmark passed legislation allowing establishment of DCRs. The aim of this study was to identify characteristics and gain knowledge of the way service users use the DCRs including bridge building to specialized health care. Associations between nationality, opioid substitution treatment (OST), drug intake method, and response to staff advice on harm-reducing education was investigated, as well as service user's reasons for using the DCRs, and their perceptions of safety and trust in the DCRs...
October 7, 2016: Harm Reduction Journal
Tulay Kus, Gokmen Aktas, Mehmet Emin Kalender, Alper Sevinc, Celaletdin Camci
PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the different treatment options of patients with advanced biliary tract carcinoma (BTC) who were treated with platinum-gemcitabine (CG) or platinum-5-fluorouracil (CF) or 5-Fluorouracil-oxaliplatin-irinotecan (FOLFIRINOX) chemotherapy. METHODS: We included the patients with advanced BTC who were registered at the Department of Oncology in Gaziantep University between January 2008 and January 2016. The following data were analyzed: disease control rate (DCR), progression free survival (PFS) of first and second-line of chemotherapy, and overall survival (OS)...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Kenji Ikeda, Masatoshi Kudo, Seiji Kawazoe, Yukio Osaki, Masafumi Ikeda, Takuji Okusaka, Toshiyuki Tamai, Takuya Suzuki, Takashi Hisai, Seiichi Hayato, Kiwamu Okita, Hiromitsu Kumada
BACKGROUND: Lenvatinib is an oral inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1-3, fibroblast growth factor receptor 1-4, platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha, RET, and KIT. This phase 2, single-arm, open-label multicenter study evaluated lenvatinib in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Patients with histologically/clinically confirmed advanced HCC who did not qualify for surgical resection or local therapies received lenvatinib at a dosage of 12 mg once daily (QD) in 28-day cycles...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
Maddalena Sansovini, Stefano Severi, Annarita Ianniello, Silvia Nicolini, Lorenzo Fantini, Emilio Mezzenga, Fabio Ferroni, Emanuela Scarpi, Manuela Monti, Alberto Bongiovanni, Sara Cingarlini, Chiara Maria Grana, Lisa Bodei, Giovanni Paganelli
PURPOSE: Lu-DOTATATE (Lu-PRRT) is a valid therapeutic option in differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (P-NETs). FDG PET seems to be an important prognostic factor in P-NETs. We evaluated the efficacy of Lu-PRRT and the role of FDG PET in 60 patients with advanced P-NETs. METHODS: From March 2008 to June 2011, 60 consecutive patients with P-NETs were enrolled in the study. Follow-up lasted until March 2016. Eligible patients were treated with two different total cumulative activities (18...
October 4, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Chenxi Yin, Gang Ma, Yuming Rong, Pengfei Kong, Qiong Yang, Chang Jiang, Fangxin Liao, Bei Zhang, Wenzhuo He, Liangping Xia
Objective: To evaluate the effect of bevacizumab in different lines for Chinese patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Methods: Patients of mCRC treated with bevacizumab or not at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center from 2007 to 2013 were recruited as study and control group. Endpoints were overall survival (OS), progression free survival (PFS), objective response rate (ORR) and disease control rate (DCR). Corresponding survival rates of first- and second-line in study and control group were compared...
2016: Journal of Cancer
Dan Ai, Yan Guan, Xiu-Ju Liu, Chu-Feng Zhang, Peng Wang, Hong-Lu Liang, Qi-Sen Guo
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to observe the clinical efficacy and toxicity of cisplatin in combination with gemcitabine or Abraxane as first-line chemotherapy for stage III/IV non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 200 patients with advanced NSCLC, which was confirmed by pathology or cytology, were enrolled into our research by reviewing previous complete and retrievable medical records data of our hospital. A total of 100 patients were treated with gemcitabine (1,000 mg/m(2), day 1 and day 8) in combination with cisplatin (75 mg/m(2), days 1-3; GP group) and another 100 patients were treated with Abraxane (260 mg/m(2), day 1) in combination with cisplatin (75 mg/m(2), days 1-3; TP group)...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Andrea Camerini, Antonio Chella, Francesca Mazzoni, Cheti Puccetti, Sara Donati, Alice Lunghi, Paolo Petreni, Gianna Tartarelli, Massimiliano Serradori, Francesco Di Costanzo, Domenico Amoroso
BACKGROUND: We aimed to explore the use of platinum plus bevacizumab in a real world NSCLC population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively collected data from patients affected by NS-NSCLC treated with platinum plus bevacizumab across Tuscany. RESULTS: We evaluated 62 (median age: 63.5 [30-77] years) pts. All but one presented with adenocarcinoma and the majority had ECOG PS of 0/1. 17.7% presented with central lesion, 11.3% with brain metastasis, 38...
August 16, 2016: Journal of Chemotherapy
William Howard, Jonathan Burgess, Borut Vrhovnik, Christian Stringer, Sherrie T Choy, Jonathan F Marsden, Ingrid A Gedikoglou, Gary L Shum
OBJECTIVES: To determine the differences in the dynamic control ratio of the glenohumeral joint rotators, during internal rotation at 20° and 60° of humeral elevation in the scapular plan. Dynamic control ratio (DCR) is defined as the ratio between eccentric action of the lateral rotators and the concentric action of the medial rotators. DESIGN: A cross-sectional laboratory study. METHODS: Thirty asymptomatic participants (men n=14, women n=16, mean age=29...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Liang Chen, Shunfang Yang, Jinqi Jiang, Ying Zhang, Hui Feng, Jie Cao, Xinyue Ge, Wenhui Xie
BACKGROUND: A great individual differences to chemotherapeutic effects existed in the patient with advanced lung cancer. How to choose the optimum regimens to achieve the individuation and maximum effect of chemotherapy for lung cancer is worth exploring. The study was designed to examine the effect of ex vitro chemo-sensitivity assay in xeno-free culture of autologous malignant effusion cells from patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma. METHODS: The 50 treatment-naive patients with lung adenocarcinoma complicated with malignant pleural or pericardial effusions were enrolled...
September 20, 2016: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
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