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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110499/dynamic-predictions-using-flexible-joint-models-of-longitudinal-and-time-to-event-data
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Jessica Barretta, Li Sub
Joint models for longitudinal and time-to-event data are particularly relevant to many clinical studies where longitudinal biomarkers could be highly associated with a time-to-event outcome. A cutting-edge research direction in this area is dynamic predictions of patient prognosis (e.g., survival probabilities) given all available biomarker information, recently boosted by the stratified/personalized medicine initiative. As these dynamic predictions are individualized, flexible models are desirable in order to appropriately characterize each individual longitudinal trajectory...
January 22, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110490/high-expression-of-wls-is-associated-with-lymph-node-metastasis-and-advanced-tnm-stage-in-gastric-carcinomas
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Wei Zhang, Hong Tao, Xiao Chen, Haruhiko Sugimura, Jiandong Wang, Ping Zhou
The roles of Wnt protein in carcinogenesis have been well documented in human cancers. Wls is a key modulator for the secretion of Wnt protein. We previously found that Wls was aberrantly expressed in colorectal carcinomas. Studies have revealed that dysregulation of Wnt signal transduction plays an important role in gastric carcinoma. We hypothesized that Wls may play a role in the development and progression of gastric carcinoma. In this study, three gastric cancer cell lines MGC-803, SGC-7901, and AGS, and a set of gastric carcinoma tissue specimens were subjected to immunohistochemistry...
January 22, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110480/casubtype-an-r-package-to-identify-gene-sets-predictive-of-cancer-subtypes-and-clinical-outcomes
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Hualei Kong, Pan Tong, Xiaodong Zhao, Jielin Sun, Hua Li
In the past decade, molecular classification of cancer has gained high popularity owing to its high predictive power on clinical outcomes as compared with traditional methods commonly used in clinical practice. In particular, using gene expression profiles, recent studies have successfully identified a number of gene sets for the delineation of cancer subtypes that are associated with distinct prognosis. However, identification of such gene sets remains a laborious task due to the lack of tools with flexibility, integration and ease of use...
January 21, 2017: Interdisciplinary Sciences, Computational Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110457/reduced-proliferation-and-colony-formation-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-hnscc-after-dual-targeting-of-egfr-and-hedgehog-pathways
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Hannes Liebig, Georg Günther, Marlen Kolb, Christian Mozet, Andreas Boehm, Andreas Dietz, Gunnar Wichmann
PURPOSE: The hedgehog signalling pathway (Hh) is frequently active in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Overexpressed Hh associates with poor prognosis. The Hh inhibitor vismodegib targets smoothened, and based on molecular data, may prevent resistance to EGFR targeting. METHODS: To elucidate potential roles of vismodegib in HNSCC therapy, its sole effects and those combined with cisplatin, docetaxel, and cetuximab on HNSCC cell lines were assessed by MTT metabolisation and BrdU incorporation...
January 21, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110410/neurophysiological-assessment-of-brain-dysfunction-in-critically-ill-patients-an-update
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Eric Azabou, Catherine Fischer, Jean Michel Guerit, Djillali Annane, François Mauguiere, Fréderic Lofaso, Tarek Sharshar
The aim of this review was to provide up-to-date information about the usefulness of clinical neurophysiology testing in the management of critically ill patients. Evoked potentials (EPs) and electroencephalogram (EEG) are non-invasive clinical neurophysiology tools that allow an objective assessment of the central nervous system's function at the bedside in intensive care unit (ICU). These tests are quite useful in diagnosing cerebral complications, and establishing the vital and functional prognosis in ICU...
January 21, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110335/personalised-medicine-for-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Liam G Heaney, Lorcan P A McGarvey
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are prevalent conditions, and despite recent advances and multiple available therapies and interventions, there remains a significant unmet clinical need. In recent years, it has become clear that there is both significant heterogeneity within each of these conditions and additionally significant overlap in many of the clinical and inflammatory features. In parallel, useful clinical and immunological biomarkers which inform about prognosis and response to therapy have emerged in both asthma and COPD...
January 21, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110330/prognostic-advantage-of-docetaxel-cisplatin-5-fluorouracil-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-clinical-stage-ii-iii-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-due-to-excellent-control-of-preoperative-disease-and-postoperative-lymph-node-recurrence
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Keishi Yamashita, Kei Hosoda, Hiromitsu Moriya, Chikatoshi Katada, Mitsuhiro Sugawara, Hiroaki Mieno, Shoko Komori, Natsuya Katada, Masahiko Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) has become prevalent in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), but its long-term prognostic advantages remain unclear. The latest prognostic outcomes in clinical Stage (cStage) II/III ESCC with NAC were herein elucidated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: NAC prior to curative treatment was done in 115 cStage II/III ESCC patients with either cisplatin (CDDP)/5-fluorouracil (5-FU; CF) (n = 41) or docetaxel/CDDP/5-FU (DCF) NAC (n = 74) between 2007 and 2013...
January 21, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110285/validation-of-a-clinical-screening-instrument-for-tumour-predisposition-syndromes-in-patients-with-childhood-cancer-tups-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-multicentre-study
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Floor A M Postema, Saskia M J Hopman, Corianne A J M de Borgie, Peter Hammond, Raoul C Hennekam, Johannes H M Merks, Cora M Aalfs, Jakob K Anninga, Lieke Pv Berger, Fonnet E Bleeker, Eveline Sjm de Bont, Corianne Ajm de Borgie, Charlotte J Dommering, Natasha Ka van Eijkelenburg, Peter Hammond, Raoul C Hennekam, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, Saskia Mj Hopman, Marjolijn Cj Jongmans, Wijnanda A Kors, Tom Gw Letteboer, Jan Lcm Loeffen, Johannes Hm Merks, Maran Jw Olderode-Berends, Floor Am Postema, Anja Wagner
INTRODUCTION: Recognising a tumour predisposition syndrome (TPS) in patients with childhood cancer is of significant clinical relevance, as it affects treatment, prognosis and facilitates genetic counselling. Previous studies revealed that only half of the known TPSs are recognised during standard paediatric cancer care. In current medical practice it is impossible to refer every patient with childhood cancer to a clinical geneticist, due to limited capacity for routine genetic consultation...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110254/leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-a-continuing-challenge-in-the-personalized-treatment-era
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J Remon, E Le Rhun, B Besse
Leptomeningeal metastasis is a fatal manifestation seen in advanced cancer patients. Its incidence is increasing, reaching 3.8% in molecularly unselected non-small cell lung cancer patients and up to 5% and 9% in ALK-rearranged and EGFR-mutant lung cancer patients, respectively. The prognosis remains poor despite systemic treatment, intrathecal chemotherapy, radiation therapy and personalized treatments in molecularly selected patients. However, new therapies with improved cerebral-spinal fluid penetration have been developed for subgroups of molecular selected patients indicating they could be promising therapeutic options for managing leptomeningeal disease...
December 30, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110186/numb-chin-syndrome-as-a-sign-of-mandibular-metastasis-a-case-report
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Thomas Aerden, Koenraad Grisar, Patrick Neven, Esther Hauben, Constantinus Politis
INTRODUCTION: Metastasis to the oral cavity can be located in both the soft and bony tissues and comprise only 1% of all oral malignancies; however, it is clinically significant because it indicates widespread metastatic disease and an unfavorable prognosis. A numb chin is an important presentation of oral metastasis, but other dental and systemic pathology may be involved. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of a 54-year-old woman who presented with numb chin syndrome 8 years after a diagnosis of primary breast carcinoma...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110029/clinical-impact-of-sarcopenia-on-prognosis-in-pancreatic-ductal-carcinoma
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Go Ninomiya, Tsutomu Fujii, Suguru Yamada, Norimitsu Yabusaki, Kojiro Suzuki, Naoki Iwata, Mitsuro Kanda, Masamichi Hayashi, Chie Tanaka, Goro Nakayama, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Masahiko Koike, Michitaka Fujiwara, Yasuhiro Kodera
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of the body composition such as skeletal muscle, visceral fat and body mass index (BMI) on patients with resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). METHODS: A total of 265 patients who underwent curative surgery for PDAC were examined in this study. The total skeletal muscle and fat tissue areas were evaluated in a single image obtained at the third lumber vertebra during a preoperative computed tomography (CT) scan. The patients were assigned to either the sarcopenia or non-sarcopenia group based on their skeletal muscle index (SMI) and classified into high visceral fat area (H-VFA) or low VFA (L-VFA) groups...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109975/dna-damage-response-in-patients-with-pediatric-acute-lymphoid-leukemia-during-induction-therapy
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Júlia Plentz Portich, Rafael Pereira Dos Santos, Nathalia Kersting, Karolina Brochado Jorge, Pietro Rebelo Casagrande, Gabriela Dos Santos Costa, Jéssica Maria Gonçalves Dias Cionek, Danielly Brufatto Olguins, Marialva Sinigaglia, Franciele Faccio Busatto, Jenifer Saffi, Sharbel Weidner Maluf, Jiseh Fagundes Loss, Algemir Lunardi Brunetto, Rafael Roesler, Caroline Brunetto de Farias
Predicting the individual response to chemotherapy is a crucial challenge in cancer treatment. DNA damage caused by antitumor therapies evokes different repair mechanisms responses, such as Nucleotide Excision Repair (NER), whose components are being studied as prognosis biomarkers and target therapies. However, few reports have addressed DNA damages in pediatric Acute Lymphoid Leukemia (ALL). Hence, we conducted an observational follow-up study with pediatric patients to assess DNA damage (by Comet Assay) and gene expression from NER pathway during chemotherapy induction...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109683/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-delirium-in-patients-after-type-a-aortic-dissection-surgery
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Zhengqin Liu, Xinyan Pang, Xiquan Zhang, Guangqing Cao, Changcun Fang, Shuming Wu
OBJECTIVE: To study the incidence and related risk factors for postoperative delirium after type-A aortic dissection in patients who underwent Sun's procedure (total arch replacement using a tetrafurcate graft with stented elephant trunk implantation). DESIGN: A retrospective study. SETTING: A cardiac surgical intensive care unit. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 100 patients admitted to the intensive care unit for type-A aortic dissection...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109646/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Donald Edmondson, Roland von Känel
In this paper, a first in a Series of two, we look at the evidence for an association of post-traumatic stress disorder with incident cardiovascular disease risk and the mechanisms that might cause this association, as well as the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder due to cardiovascular disease events and its associated prognostic risk. We discuss research done after the publication of previous relevant systematic reviews, and survey currently funded research from the two most active funders in the field: the National Institutes of Health and the US Veterans Administration...
January 18, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109619/obesity-and-heart-failure-focus-on-the-obesity-paradox
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REVIEW
Salvatore Carbone, Carl J Lavie, Ross Arena
The escalating prevalence of obesity has been linked to substantial increases in both metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Nevertheless, the direct effects of obesity on cardiovascular health and function require further exploration. In particular, the relationship between obesity and cardiac function has received intense scrutiny. Although obesity increases the risk for development of heart failure (HF), it appears to exert a protective effect in patients in whom HF has already been diagnosed (the "obesity paradox")...
January 5, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109591/udder-firmness-as-a-possible-indicator-for-clinical-mastitis
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A Rees, C Fischer-Tenhagen, W Heuwieser
Swelling of the mammary gland is an important sign to detect clinical mastitis (CM) in dairy cows. The overall objective of this study was to evaluate if udder firmness can be used as a cow-side indicator for mastitis and to evaluate how CM affects firmness within 14 d after diagnosis. A dynamometer was used to objectively determine udder firmness before and after milking in 45 cows with CM and 95 healthy cows. Udder firmness of both hind quarters was measured daily on 3 locations (upper, middle, lower measuring point) from the day of mastitis diagnosis until d 7 and again on d 14...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109494/the-impact-of-ethnicity-on-cochlear-implantation-in-norwegian-children
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Viktoria Vedeler Amundsen, Ona Bø Wie, Marte Myhrum, Marie Bunne
OBJECTIVES: To explore the impact of parental ethnicity on cochlear implantation in children in Norway with regard to incidence rates of cochlear implants (CIs), comorbidies, age at onset of profound deafness (AOD), age at first implantation, uni- or bilateral CI, and speech recognition. METHOD: This retrospective cohort study included all children (N = 278) aged <18 years in Norway who received their first CI during the years 2004-2010. RESULTS: 86 children (30...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109476/a-three-lncrna-signature-derived-from-the-atlas-of-ncrna-in-cancer-tanric-database-predicts-the-survival-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Wei Cao, Jian-Nan Liu, Zeqi Liu, Xu Wang, Ze-Guang Han, Tong Ji, Wan-Tao Chen, Xin Zou
OBJECTIVE: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have important biological functions and can be used as prognostic biomarkers in cancer. To identify a lncRNA prognostic signature for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHOD: We analysed RNA-seq data derived from the TANRIC database to identify a lncRNA prognostic signature model using the orthogonal partial least squares discrimination analysis (OPLS-DA) and 1.5-fold expression change criterion methods. The prognosis prediction model based on the lncRNA signatures and clinical parameters were evaluated using the 5-fold cross validation method...
February 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109401/melanoma-last-call-for-radiotherapy
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REVIEW
Sophie Espenel, Alexis Vallard, Chloé Rancoule, Max-Adrien Garcia, Jean-Baptiste Guy, Cyrus Chargari, Eric Deutsch, Nicolas Magné
Melanoma is traditionally considered to be a radioresistant tumor. However, radiotherapy and immunotherapy latest developments might upset this radiobiological dogma. Stereotactic radiotherapy allows high dose per fraction delivery, with high dose rate. More DNA lethal damages, less sublethal damages reparation, endothelial cell apoptosis, and finally clonogenic cell dysfunction are produced, resulting in improved local control. Radiotherapy can also enhance immune responses, inducing neoantigens formation, tumor antigen presentation, and cytokines release...
February 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109400/tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-gastrointestinal-tumors-controversies-and-future-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Cinzia Solinas, Grazia Pusole, Laura Demurtas, Marco Puzzoni, Roberta Mascia, Gilberto Morgan, Riccardo Giampieri, Mario Scartozzi
Chronic inflammation following infections, autoimmune diseases or exposure to environmental irritants plays a crucial role in tumor development and influences the host immune response to neoplastic cells. The presence of an anti-tumor immune infiltrate is often associated with better outcomes in gastro-intestinal primary cancers, particularly in those with high microsatellite instability (MSI-H). Immunotherapeutic drugs inhibiting the PD-1 and PD-L1 pathway showed promising results in the treatment of these patients in the metastatic setting...
February 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
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