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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925483/application-of-gray-level-mapping-in-computed-tomographic-colonography-a-pilot-study-to-compare-with-traditional-surface-rendering-method-for-identification-and-differentiation-of-endoluminal-lesions
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Lih-Shyang Chen, Ta-Wen Hsu, Shao-Jer Chen, Shu-Han Chang, Chih-Wen Lin, Yu-Ruei Chen, Chin-Chiang Hsieh, Shu-Chen Han, Ku-Yaw Chang, Chun-Ju Hou
OBJECTIVES: In traditional surface rendering (SR) Computed tomographic endoscopy, only shape of endoluminal lesion is depicted without gray level information unless the volume rendering technique is used. However volume rendering technique is relatively slow and complex in terms of computation time and parameter setting. We use computed tomographic colonography (CTC) images as examples and report a new visualization technique by three dimensional (3D) gray level mapping (GM) to better identify and differentiate endoluminal lesions...
December 7, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916908/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-status-in-circulating-tumor-cells-as-a-predictive-biomarker-of-sensitivity-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-patients-treated-with-docetaxel-chemotherapy
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Takatsugu Okegawa, Naoshi Itaya, Hidehiko Hara, Mitsuhiro Tambo, Kikuo Nutahara
OBJECTIVE: We examined whether epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expression in circulating tumor cells (CTCs) can be used to predict survival in a population of bone-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients treated with docetaxel chemotherapy. METHODS: All patients with mCRPC who had experienced treatment failure with androgen-deprivation therapy and had received docetaxel chemotherapy were eligible. CTCs and EGFR expression in CTCs were enumerated with the CellSearch System in whole blood...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912953/evaluating-the-effect-of-matricaria-recutita-and-mentha-piperita-herbal-mouthwash-on-management-of-oral-mucositis-in-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Maria Tavakoli Ardakani, Sara Ghassemi, Mahshid Mehdizadeh, Faraz Mojab, Jamshid Salamzadeh, Samaneh Ghassemi, Abbas Hajifathali
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of Matricaria recutita and Mentha piperita on oral mucositis (OM) in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). DESIGN: Randomized double blind placebo controlled clinical trial. SETTING: Faculty of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, and Bone Marrow Transplantation Center at Taleghani Teaching Hospital, Tehran, Iran. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty patients undergoing HSCT were randomly assigned to two groups: placebo (n=33), and herbal mouthwash group (n=27)...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909824/usefulness-of-ctc-and-dtc-bm-detection-for-adjuvant-therapy-effects-and-prognosis-prediction-in-early-breast-carcinoma-results-of-8-11-years-of-follow-up-evaluation
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Hiroshi Takeyama, T Shimada, S Kinoshita, K Uchida
BACKGROUND: Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) reportedly have been detected in the peripheral blood of more than 50% of breast carcinoma cases with distant metastases. Moreover, the survival period is shorter for patients who had more than five CTCs after a single chemotherapy treatment. However, a few data show the relationships between CTCs and expressions of disseminated tumor cells in the bone marrow (DTCs-BM), including treatment effects and prognoses in early breast carcinomas. METHODS: In this study, CTCs and DTC-BMs were measured by the CellSearch System for 20 patients with stages 1-3 carcinomas, who were followed for 8-11 years...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909342/ristocetin-induced-platelet-aggregation-for-monitoring-of-bleeding-tendency-in-cll-treated-with-ibrutinib
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L Kazianka, C Drucker, C Skrabs, W Thomas, T Melchardt, S Struve, M Bergmann, P B Staber, E Porpaczy, C Einberger, M Heinz, A Hauswirth, M Raderer, I Pabinger, R Thalhammer, A Egle, C-M Wendtner, G Follows, G Hoermann, P Quehenberger, B Jilma, U Jaeger
Bleeding because of impaired platelet function is a major side effect of the Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor ibrutinib. We quantitatively assessed ristocetin-induced platelet aggregation (RIPA) in 64 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) under ibrutinib at 287 time points. Eighty-seven bleeding episodes in 39 patients were registered (85 Common Toxicity Criteria (CTC) grade 1 or 2, 2 CTC grade 3) during a median observation period of 10.9 months. At times of bleeding, RIPA values were significantly lower (14 vs 28 U; P<0...
December 2, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901069/molecular-profiling-of-circulating-tumour-cells-identifies-notch1-as-a-principal-regulator-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Javier Mariscal, Marta Alonso-Nocelo, Laura Muinelo-Romay, Jorge Barbazan, Maria Vieito, Alicia Abalo, Antonio Gomez-Tato, Casares de Cal Maria de Los Angeles, Tomas Garcia-Caballero, Carmela Rodriguez, Elena Brozos, Francisco Baron, Rafael Lopez-Lopez, Miguel Abal
Knowledge on the molecular mechanisms underlying metastasis colonization in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) remains incomplete. A complete overview integrating driver mutations, primary tumour heterogeneity and overt metastasis lacks the dynamic contribution of disseminating metastatic cells due to the inaccessibility to the molecular profiling of Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs). By combining immunoisolation and whole genome amplification, we performed a global gene expression analysis of EpCAM positive CTCs from advanced NSCLC patients...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895501/a-fish-based-method-for-assessment-of-her-2-amplification-status-in-breast-cancer-circulating-tumor-cells-following-cellsearch-isolation
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Henrik Frithiof, Kristina Aaltonen, Lisa Rydén
INTRODUCTION: Amplification of the HER-2/neu (HER-2) proto-oncogene occurs in 10%-15% of primary breast cancer, leading to an activated HER-2 receptor, augmenting growth of cancer cells. Tumor classification is determined in primary tumor tissue and metastatic biopsies. However, malignant cells tend to alter their phenotype during disease progression. Circulating tumor cell (CTC) analysis may serve as an alternative to repeated biopsies. The Food and Drug Administration-approved CellSearch system allows determination of the HER-2 protein, but not of the HER-2 gene...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895427/irritable-bowel-syndrome-evaluation-using-computed-tomography-colonography
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Hideki Ohgo, Hiroyuki Imaeda, Minoru Yamaoka, Kazuaki Yoneno, Naoki Hosoe, Takeshi Mizukami, Hidetomo Nakamoto
AIM: To evaluate the morphology of the colon in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by using computed tomography colonography (CTC). METHODS: Twelve patients with diarrhea type IBS (IBS-D), 13 patients with constipation type IBS (IBS-C), 12 patients with functional constipation (FC) and 14 control patients underwent colonoscopy following CTC. The lengths of the rectosigmoid colon, transverse colon and the total colon were measured. The diameters of the rectum, sigmoid colon, descending colon, transverse colon, and ascending colon were measured...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893377/high-performance-cad-ctc-scheme-using-shape-index-multiscale-enhancement-filters-and-radiomic-features
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Yacheng Ren, Jingchen Ma, Junfeng Xiong, Lin Lu, Jun Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Computer-aided detection (CAD) systems for computed tomography colonography (CTC) can automatically detect colorectal polyps. The main problem of currently developed CAD-CTC systems is the numerous false positives (FPs) caused by the existence of complicated colon structures (e.g., haustral fold, residual fecal material, inflation tube, and ileocecal valve). This study proposes a CAD-CTC scheme using shape index, multiscale enhancement filters, and radiomic features to address the FP issue...
November 22, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892470/vertical-magnetic-separation-of-circulating-tumor-cells-for-somatic-genomic-alteration-analysis-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Chang Eun Yoo, Jong-Myeon Park, Hui-Sung Moon, Je-Gun Joung, Dae-Soon Son, Hyo-Jeong Jeon, Yeon Jeong Kim, Kyung-Yeon Han, Jong-Mu Sun, Keunchil Park, Donghyun Park, Woong-Yang Park
Efficient isolation and genetic analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from cancer patients' blood is a critical step for clinical applications using CTCs. Here, we report a novel CTC-isolation method and subsequent genetic analysis. CTCs from the blood were complexed with magnetic beads coated with antibodies against the epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) and separated vertically on a density-gradient medium in a modified well-plate. The recovery rate of model CTCs was reasonable and the cell purity was enhanced dramatically when compared to those parameters obtained using a conventional magnetic isolation method...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886058/optical-aptamer-probes-of-fluorescent-imaging-to-rapid-monitoring-of-circulating-tumor-cell
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Ji Yeon Hwang, Sang Tae Kim, Ho-Seong Han, Kyunggon Kim, Jin Soo Han
Fluorescence detecting of exogenous EpCAM (epithelial cell adhesion molecule) or muc1 (mucin1) expression correlated to cancer metastasis using nanoparticles provides pivotal information on CTC (circulating tumor cell) occurrence in a noninvasive tool. In this study, we study a new skill to detect extracellular EpCAM/muc1 using quantum dot-based aptamer beacon (QD-EpCAM/muc1 ALB (aptamer linker beacon). The QD-EpCAM/muc1 ALB was designed using QDs (quantum dots) and probe. The EpCAM/muc1-targeting aptamer contains a Ep-CAM/muc1 binding sequence and BHQ1 (black hole quencher 1) or BHQ2 (black hole quencher2)...
November 23, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878106/multiparameter-evaluation-of-the-heterogeneity-of-circulating-tumor-cells-using-integrated-rna-in-situ-hybridization-and-immunocytochemical-analysis
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Yongqi Wu, Kyoung-Joo Jenny Park, Clayton Deighan, Peter Amaya, Brandon Miller, Quintin Pan, Maciej Zborowski, Maryam Lustberg, Jeffery Chalmers
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are routinely identified as cytokeratin (CK)-positive, epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM)-positive, and CD45-negative and are enriched based on EpCAM. However, there are a number of methodological challenges regarding both isolation and characterization of these rare CTCs including downregulation or absence of EpCAM in a variety of solid tumors leading to the omission of subpopulations of CTCs, difficulties in analyzing RNA and protein targets in CTCs due to the rarity of these cells, and low levels of targets and technological limitations of visualizing the targets of interest on each individual cell...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876818/identification-and-characterization-of-5-ccg-interruptions-in-complex-dmpk-expanded-alleles
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Annalisa Botta, Giulia Rossi, Marzia Marcaurelio, Luana Fontana, Maria Rosaria D'Apice, Francesco Brancati, Roberto Massa, Darren G Monckton, Federica Sangiuolo, Giuseppe Novelli
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 is a multisystemic autosomal dominant disorder caused by the expansion of (CTG) n triplets in the 3'UTR of the DMPK gene, on chromosome 19q13.3. In the last years, few DM1 patients with different patterns of CCG/CTC interruptions at the 3' end of the DMPK expanded tract have been described. However, the role of these interruptions in DM1 pathogenesis is still unclear. To study the frequency, stability and the structure of DMPK variant expanded alleles in the Italian population, we have re-evaluated 254 Italian DM1 patients using triplet-primed PCR (TP-PCR), at both the 3' and 5' ends of the CTG expansion...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873491/detection-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-breast-cancer-patients-using-cytokeratin-19-real-time-rt-pcr
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Hyung Seok Park, Hyun Ju Han, Soohyeon Lee, Gun Min Kim, Seho Park, Yeon A Choi, Jeong Dong Lee, Gi Moon Kim, Joohyuk Sohn, Seung Il Kim
PURPOSE: The roles of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) as predictive and prognostic factors, as well as key mediators in the metastatic cascade, have been investigated. This study aimed to validate a method to quantify CTCs in peripheral blood using a real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay for cytokeratin (CK)-19 and to evaluate the utility of this assay in detecting CTCs in breast cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Real-time monitoring PCR of fluorescently labeled specific hybridization probes for CK-19 mRNA was established...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872502/the-communities-that-care-brief-depression-scale-psychometric-properties-and-criterion-validity
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Isaac C Rhew, Kathryn C Monahan, Sabrina Oesterle, J David Hawkins
For community-level approaches to preventing depression, measures of depression that are brief as well as valid are needed, particularly given competing demands in surveys for assessment of other outcomes including substance use, delinquency, and their associated risk factors. This study examined the validity of a four-item adolescent depression measure, the Communities That Care Brief Depression Scale (CTC-BDS). Data were from a survey of adolescents (N = 3,939) participating in the Community Youth Development Study (CYDS), a community-randomized trial involving 24 U...
April 2016: Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872478/circulating-tumour-cells-as-biomarkers-of-prostate-bladder-and-kidney-cancer
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Michael A Gorin, James E Verdone, Emma van der Toom, Trinity J Bivalacqua, Mohamad E Allaf, Kenneth J Pienta
Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) have been studied as biomarkers of a number of solid malignancies. Potential clinical applications for CTC analysis include early cancer detection, disease staging, monitoring for recurrence, prognostication, and to aid in the selection of therapy. In the field of urologic oncology, CTCs have been most widely studied as prognostic biomarkers of castration-resistant prostate cancer. Additionally, emerging data support a role for CTCs to help identify which patients are most likely to respond to novel androgen-pathway targeted therapies, such as abiraterone and enzalutamide...
November 22, 2016: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870841/tracking-the-dynamics-of-circulating-tumour-cell-phenotypes-using-nanoparticle-mediated-magnetic-ranking
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Mahla Poudineh, Peter M Aldridge, Sharif Ahmed, Brenda J Green, Leyla Kermanshah, Vivian Nguyen, Carmen Tu, Reza M Mohamadi, Robert K Nam, Aaron Hansen, Srikala S Sridhar, Antonio Finelli, Neil E Fleshner, Anthony M Joshua, Edward H Sargent, Shana O Kelley
Profiling the heterogeneous phenotypes of rare circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in whole blood is critical to unravelling the complex and dynamic properties of these potential clinical markers. This task is challenging because these cells are present at parts per billion levels among normal blood cells. Here we report a new nanoparticle-enabled method for CTC characterization, called magnetic ranking cytometry, which profiles CTCs on the basis of their surface expression phenotype. We achieve this using a microfluidic chip that successfully processes whole blood samples...
November 21, 2016: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869802/molecular-analysis-of-circulating-tumor-cells-identifies-distinct-copy-number-profiles-in-patients-with-chemosensitive-and-chemorefractory-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Louise Carter, Dominic G Rothwell, Barbara Mesquita, Christopher Smowton, Hui Sun Leong, Fabiola Fernandez-Gutierrez, Yaoyong Li, Deborah J Burt, Jenny Antonello, Christopher J Morrow, Cassandra L Hodgkinson, Karen Morris, Lynsey Priest, Mathew Carter, Crispin Miller, Andrew Hughes, Fiona Blackhall, Caroline Dive, Ged Brady
In most patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC)-a metastatic, aggressive disease-the condition is initially chemosensitive but then relapses with acquired chemoresistance. In a minority of patients, however, relapse occurs within 3 months of initial treatment; in these cases, disease is defined as chemorefractory. The molecular mechanisms that differentiate chemosensitive from chemorefractory disease are currently unknown. To identify genetic features that distinguish chemosensitive from chemorefractory disease, we examined copy-number aberrations (CNAs) in circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from pretreatment SCLC blood samples...
November 21, 2016: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867950/review-capsule-colonoscopy-a-concise-clinical-overview-of-current-status
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Diana E Yung, Emanuele Rondonotti, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
The colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) was first introduced in 2007. Currently, the main clinical indications for CCE are completion of incomplete colonoscopy, polyp detection and investigation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although conventional colonoscopy is the gold standard in bowel cancer screening, incomplete colonoscopy remains a problem as lesions are missed. CCE compares favourably to computer tomography colonography (CTC) in adenoma detection and has therefore been proposed as a method for completing colonoscopy...
October 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864601/predictors-of-primary-care-provider-adoption-of-ct-colonography-for-colorectal-cancer-screening
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Jennifer M Weiss, David H Kim, Maureen A Smith, Aaron Potvien, Jessica R Schumacher, Ronald E Gangnon, B Dustin Pooler, Patrick R Pfau, Perry J Pickhardt
PURPOSE: To examine factors influencing primary care provider (PCP) adoption of CT colonography (CTC) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study linking electronic health record (EHR) data with PCP survey data. Patients were eligible for inclusion if they were not up-to-date with CRC screening and if they had CTC insurance coverage in the year prior to survey administration. PCPs were included if they had at least one eligible patient in their panel and completed the survey (final sample N = 95 PCPs; N = 6245 patients)...
November 19, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
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