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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156198/the-evolving-role-of-genomic-testing-in-assessing-prognosis-of-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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David P Steensma
The introduction into routine hematology-oncology clinical practice of molecular genetic testing assays based on next-generation sequencing platforms is prompting reassessment of the importance of molecular assay results in comparison to existing disease-specific risk stratification tools based on clinical assessment and light microscopy. For patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), the most commonly used tools for prognostication currently include the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS) and the Revised IPSS (IPSS-R), which are based on marrow blast proportion, number and degree of cytopenias, and the metaphase karyotype...
December 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153462/health-related-quality-of-life-and-toxicity-after-single-fraction-19%C3%A2-gy-high-dose-rate-prostate-brachytherapy-phase-ii-trial
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Alfonso Gomez-Iturriaga, Francisco Casquero, Jose Ignacio Pijoan, Pablo Minguez, Jose Maria Espinosa, Ana Irasarri, Andrea Bueso, Jon Cacicedo, David Buchser, Pedro Bilbao
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety, tolerance and impact on health-related-quality-of-life (HRQoL) of the high-dose-rate brachytherapy of 19 Gy (BRT-HDR-19 Gy) single fraction in prostate cancer. METHODS: From January 2014 to July 2016, 43 patients with low/intermediate risk were treated with BRT-HDR-19 Gy. The patients were monitored prospectively for toxicity and HRQoL. RESULTS: The median age, initial PSA and the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) were 71 years (55-78), 7...
November 15, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151782/salvage-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-for-recurrent-prostate-cancer-after-external-beam-radiotherapy-results-from-a-single-institution-with-focus-on-toxicity-and-functional-outcomes
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F Barbera, L Triggiani, M Buglione, P Ghirardelli, P Vitali, B Caraffini, P Borghetti, D Greco, L Bardoscia, N Pasinetti, L Costa, M Maddalo, B Ghedi, B La Face, S M Magrini
Background/aim: Low dose rate brachytherapy has been used as salvage therapy for locally recurrent prostate cancer (PC) after primary external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), along with surgery and cryotherapy. All these techniques, in particular, when applied to the whole gland, involve a relatively high risk of toxicity and may worsen the patient's quality of life. Our aim is to evaluate the results of whole-gland salvage brachytherapy (SBT) after primary EBRT in terms of toxicity, functional outcomes, and efficacy...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150394/efficacy-of-prostatic-artery-embolization-for-catheter-dependent-patients-with-large-prostate-sizes-and-high-comorbidity-scores
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Shivank Bhatia, Vishal K Sinha, Bruce R Kava, Christopher Gomez, Sardis Harward, Sanoj Punnen, Issam Kably, Jeffrey Miller, Dipen J Parekh
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy and safety of prostate artery embolization (PAE) in urinary catheter-dependent patients with large prostate volumes and high comorbidity scores. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective single-center review was conducted of 30 patients with urinary retention at time of PAE from November 2014 through February 2017. Mean (range) age was 73.1 years (48-94 y), age-adjusted Charlson comorbidity index was 4.5 (0-10), duration of urinary retention was 63...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149650/iron-chelation-therapy-in-lower-ipss-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-which-subtypes-benefit
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Shannon A Wong, Heather A Leitch
BACKGROUND: Analyses suggest MDS patients with higher serum ferritin levels (SF) have inferior overall survival (OS), in one study across MDS subtypes. Multiple analyses suggest those with high SF receiving iron chelation therapy (ICT) have superior OS, but which MDS subtypes benefit from ICT remains undefined. METHODS: We performed survival analyses of MDS subtypes by receipt of ICT. RESULTS: 182 MDS were lower IPSS risk and received red blood cell (RBC) transfusions; 63 received ICT...
November 11, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147080/effect-of-the-ginger-derivative-6-shogaol-on-ferritin-levels-in-patients-with-low-to-intermediate-1-risk-myelodysplastic-syndrome-a-small-investigative-study
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Terry Golombick, Terrence H Diamond, Arumugam Manoharan, Rajeev Ramakrishna, Vladimir Badmaev
Background: Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a heterogeneous group of clonal stem cell disorders characterized by dysplastic and ineffective hematopoiesis and peripheral cytopenias. Elevated serum ferritin (SF) is often observed in nontransfused, lower risk MDS. It has been reported that ineffective erythropoiesis enhances iron absorption in MDS through downregulation of hepcidin and its prohormones such that SF rises. Aim: To determine the effect of 6-shogaol, a dehydration derivative of ginger, known to have hepatoprotective and chemotherapeutic activity, on 6 early-stage, transfusion-independent patients with MDS, 3 of whom had raised levels of SF...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Blood Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138929/safety-and-feasibility-study-of-holmium-laser-enucleation-of-the-prostate-holep-on-patients-receiving-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-dapt
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Jie Sun, An Shi, Zhen Tong, Wei Xue
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and feasibility of Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) in patients receiving dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). METHODS: From March 2013 to August 2016, we retrospectively analyzed 1124 benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients undergoing HoLEP and divided into four groups: 56 cases receiving DAPT therapy (group A); 72 patients treated with continuous single antiplatelet (AP) therapy (group B); 41 patients treated with single AP therapy but intermittent during preoperative time (group C) and 955 cases had no AP therapy (group D)...
November 14, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137279/implications-of-mutational-spectrum-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-based-on-targeted-next-generation-sequencing
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Yuanyuan Xu, Yan Li, Qingyu Xu, Yuelong Chen, Na Lv, Yu Jing, Liping Dou, Jian Bo, Guangyuan Hou, Jing Guo, Xiuli Wang, Lili Wang, Yonghui Li, Chongjian Chen, Li Yu
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of myeloid hematological malignancies, with a high risk of progression to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). To explore the role of acquired mutations in MDS, 111 MDS-associated genes were screened using next-generation sequencing (NGS), in 125 patients. One or more mutations were detected in 84% of the patients. Some gene mutations are specific for MDS and were associated with disease subtypes, and the patterns of mutational pathways could be associated with progressive MDS...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135141/-effectiveness-of-omnic-and-omnic-ocas-in-patients-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-secondary-to-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-multi-center-observing-program
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B U Shalekenov, Y A Kuandykov, S B Shalekenov
AIM: To investigate the effectiveness and safety of six-month treatment course of Omnic and Omnic Ocas in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in a routine urology practice in Kazakhstan. DESIGN: This was a multicenter prospective observational program involving the collection of data from patients with LUTS caused by BPH, who received Omnic Ocas or Omnic as the first line treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The program comprised 1513 patients with a verified diagnosis of LUTS/BPH, who received Omnic Ocas or Omnic (tamsulosin) administered by urologists at hospitals in the Republic of Kazakhstan...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134170/effectiveness-of-bilateral-inferior-petrosal-sinuses-sampling-in-tumor-lateralization-intraoperative-findings-and-postoperative-results
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Pablo Harker, Oscar Feo-Lee, Manuel Giraldo-Grueso, Juan Carlos Puentes
Object  Diagnosis and treatment of Cushing's disease (CD) is a demanding endeavor. We evaluated the effectiveness of inferior petrosal sinus sampling (IPSS) in preoperative tumor lateralization and surgical outcomes. Methods  Fifty-two consecutive patients with CD and normal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were enrolled between 2009 and 2015. Selective catheterization of petrosal sinuses for IPSS was performed. All patients underwent microsurgical dissection, and if a lesion was found, underwent lesion resection...
December 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129027/factors-affecting-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitor-and-placebo-in-treatment-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression
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Hwa Yeon Sun, Bora Lee, Jae Heon Kim
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the real benefit and safety of phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor (PDE 5I) for benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms (BPH/LUTS) by determining the affecting factors and to overcome the previous meta-analysis studies. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of improvements in LUTS using International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), voiding subscore of IPSS (voiding IPSS), storage subscore of IPSS (storage IPSS), quality of life (QoL), maximal urinary flow rate (Qmax), and post-voided residual volume (PVR), and also investigated adverse events and relevant withdrawal rate...
November 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128979/critical-reviews-of-1470-nm-laser-vaporization-on-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Zhifeng Liu, Yongwei Zhao, Xingliang Wang, Mingshan Song, Benkang Shi
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is recognized as the common chronic disease that affect majority of men in their elder ages. Nevertheless, there are no effective documents for BPH treatment. Even though great progression has been made on BPH by laser surgery, it also faces several challenges. In this study, our aims were to explore the effects of 1470-nm laser vaporization on BPH. For the research, a total of 170 BPH patients were enrolled. A 1470-nm laser vaporization apparatus was purchased for the surgery...
November 11, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126844/prospective-outcome-analysis-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-partial-and-complete-cryoablation-in-organ-confined-prostate-cancer
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A Barqawi, E Huebner, K Krughoff, C I O'Donnell
OBJECTIVES: To determine the rate of complications and change in IPSS and SHIM scores following cryotherapy treatment of low and intermediate risk prostate cancer. Secondary endpoint was change in PSA post-cryotherapy and biopsy-proven recurrence. METHODS: Enrollment occurred from 2007-2015 to assess long-term complications of cryotherapy. A prostate biopsy was performed at one year or in the event of biochemical failure. Subjects were staged and graded by standard 12-14 core TRUS biopsy...
November 7, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123161/clinically-meaningful-improvements-in-luts-bph-severity-in-men-treated-with-silodosin-plus-hexanic-extract-of-serenoa-repens-or-silodosin-alone
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Luca Boeri, Paolo Capogrosso, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Walter Cazzaniga, Filippo Pederzoli, Donatella Moretti, Federico Dehò, Emanuele Montanari, Francesco Montorsi, Andrea Salonia
To assess the rate and predictors of clinically meaningful improvements (CMI) in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) treated with either silodosin (SIL) alone or with a combination of SIL+ serenoa repens (Ser) hexanic lipidosterolic extract for ≥12 months. Data from 186 patients were collected. Patients completed the International Prostatic Symptoms Score (IPSS) at baseline and at follow-up assessment. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression models tested rates and predictors of CMI. Two CMI were assessed: 1) >3 points improvement in total IPSS from baseline to end (CMI#1); 2) >25% IPSS improvement from baseline to end (CMI#2)...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122620/three-year-outcomes-of-the-prospective-randomized-controlled-rez%C3%A5-m-system-study-convective-radiofrequency-thermal-therapy-for-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-due-to-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Kevin T McVary, Claus G Roehrborn
OBJECTIVE: To report 3-year outcomes of a prospective, multi-center, randomized, blinded control trial after treatment with convective radiofrequency (RF) water vapor thermal therapy for moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen centers enrolled and randomized 197 men ≥50 years old with International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) ≥13, maximum flow rate (Qmax) ≤15 ml/s and prostate volume 30 to 80 cc to thermal therapy with Rezūm® System or control (2:1)...
November 6, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121539/clinical-and-biological-significance-of-isolated-y-chromosome-loss-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia-a-report-from-the-spanish-mds-group
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Meritxell Nomdedeu, Arturo Pereira, Xavier Calvo, Joan Colomer, Francesc Sole, Amparo Arias, Candida Gomez, Elisa Luño, Jose Cervera, Montserrat Arnan, Helena Pomares, Fernando Ramos, Itziar Oiartzabal, Blanca Espinet, Carme Pedro, Beatriz Arrizabalaga, María Laura Blanco, Mar Tormo, Jesus Maria Hernandez-Rivas, María Díez-Campelo, Margarita Ortega, David Valcárcel, Maria-Teresa Cedena, Rosa Collado, Javier Grau, Isabel Granada, Guillermo Sanz, Elias Campo, Jordi Esteve, Dolors Costa
Isolate loss of chromosome Y (-Y) in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is associated to a better outcome but it is also well described as an age-related phenomenon. In this study we aimed to analyze the prognostic impact of -Y in the context of the IPSS-R cytogenetic classification, evaluate the clinical significance of the percentage of metaphases with isolated -Y, and test whether finding -Y may predispose to over-diagnose MDS in patients with borderline morphological features. We evaluated 3581 male patients from the Spanish MDS Registry with a diagnosis of MDS or chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML)...
October 28, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112938/impact-of-baseline-cytogenetic-findings-and-cytogenetic-response-on-outcome-of-high-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-low-blast-count-aml-treated-with-azacitidine
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Marie Sébert, Rami S Komrokji, Mikkael A Sekeres, Thomas Prebet, Thomas Cluzeau, Valeria Santini, Emmanuel Gyan, Alessandro Sanna, Najla HAl Ali, Sean Hobson, Virginie Eclache, Alan List, Pierre Fenaux, Lionel Adès
Karyotype according to the revised IPSS is a strong independent prognostic factor for overall survival (OS) in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), however established in untreated patients. The prognostic impact of cytogenetics and cytogenetic response (CyR) in MDS patients receiving azacitidine (AZA) remains uncertain. We examined the prognostic value of baseline cytogenetics and CyR for overall response rate (ORR) and OS in 702 AZA-treated higher risk MDS and low blast count acute myeloid leukemia (AML), including 493 (70%) with abnormal karyotype...
October 27, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108288/baseline-factors-associated-with-response-to-ruxolitinib-an-independent-study-on-408-patients-with-myelofibrosis
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Francesca Palandri, Giuseppe Alberto Palumbo, Massimiliano Bonifacio, Mario Tiribelli, Giulia Benevolo, Bruno Martino, Elisabetta Abruzzese, Mariella D'Adda, Nicola Polverelli, Micaela Bergamaschi, Alessia Tieghi, Francesco Cavazzini, Adalberto Ibatici, Monica Crugnola, Costanza Bosi, Roberto Latagliata, Ambra Di Veroli, Luigi Scaffidi, Federico de Marchi, Elisa Cerqui, Barbara Anaclerico, Giovanna De Matteis, Marco Spinsanti, Elena Sabattini, Lucia Catani, Franco Aversa, Francesco Di Raimondo, Umberto Vitolo, Roberto Massimo Lemoli, Renato Fanin, Francesco Merli, Domenico Russo, Antonio Cuneo, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Massimo Breccia
In patients with Myelofibrosis (MF) treated with ruxolitinib (RUX), the response is unpredictable at therapy start. We retrospectively evaluated the impact of clinical/laboratory factors on responses in 408 patients treated with RUX according to prescribing obligations in 18 Italian Hematology Centers. At 6 months, 114 out of 327 (34.9%) evaluable patients achieved a spleen response. By multivariable Cox proportional hazard regression model, pre-treatment factors negatively correlating with spleen response were: high/intermediate-2 IPSS risk (p=0...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106747/the-prevalence-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-luts-in-brazil-results-from-the-epidemiology-of-luts-brazil-luts-study
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Roberto Soler, Cristiano Mendes Gomes, Marcio Augusto Averbeck, Mitti Koyama
AIMS: We performed the first large population-based study to evaluate lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in Brazil. The study objective was to assess the prevalence and bother of LUTS in the population aged ≥40 years in five major cities of Brazil. METHODS: This study was conducted as a telephone survey with assessment of LUTS using a standardized protocol, which included the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and, for overactive bladder (OAB), the OAB-V8 questionnaire...
November 6, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104795/the-use-of-amplatz-renal-dilators-in-the-minimally-invasive-management-of-complex-urethral-strictures
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Michael Nomikos, Sarantis Papanikolaou, George Athanasopoulos, Athanasios Papatsoris
Introduction: To present the outcomes of using Amplatz renal dilators in the management of complex urethral strictures. Material and methods: From September 2011 to August 2015, 34 patients with complex urethral strictures were treated with Amplatz renal dilators assisted with internal urethrotomy. Evaluation included uroflowmetry, IPSS and post-void residual volume measurement. Under spinal anesthesia, sequential dilatations were performed with Amplatz renal dilators measuring from 8 Fr up to 24 Fr...
2017: Central European Journal of Urology
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