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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279698/pazopanib-and-statin-induced-rhabdomyolysis
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Jennifer M Logue, Bahram Kiani, Rhonda L Bitting
Background: The VEGF inhibitor pazopanib is a widely used first-line therapy for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma. Potential drug-drug interactions and toxicities may be underrecognized. Case Presentation: A 73-year-old woman with metastatic renal cell carcinoma on treatment with pazopanib presented with progressive inability to ambulate. The initial concern was for metastasis to the spine. However, MRI of the spine revealed diffuse muscle edema with no metastatic deposits or lytic lesions...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276207/effects-of-antrodia-camphorata-and-panax-ginseng-supplementation-on-anti-fatigue-properties-in-mice
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Chien-Yu Hsiao, Yi-Ju Hsu, Yu-Tang Tung, Mon-Chien Lee, Chi-Chang Huang, City C Hsieh
Antrodia camphorata and Panax ginseng are well-known medicinal plants in Taiwan folk and traditional Chinese medicine, which have been reported for multifunctional bioactivities. However, there is limited evidence that a fixed combination formula of these two plant extracts is effective for the exercise improvement or anti-fatigue. We aimed to evaluate the potential beneficial effects of the mix formulation of these two herbal medicines (AG formulation) on fatigue and ergogenic functions following physiological challenge...
December 25, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207777/an-aggressive-primary-retroperitoneal-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-mimicking-a-pancreatic-neoplasm-presenting-as-duodenal-stenosis
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Bharadhwaj Ravindhran, Clement Prakash, Sridar Govindharaj, Noor Mohammed Shawnaz Bahnou, B Pavithra
Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common histological subtype of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). Primary retroperitoneal DLBCL is uncommon and has seldom been reported. Extrinsic compression of the duodenum due to lesions originating from the retroperitoneum is also rare. We present a case of a 39-year-old man who presented with inability to tolerate oral intake, abdominal pain, an upper abdominal mass and postprandial bilious vomiting caused by a large DLBCL arising from the retroperitoneum causing extrinsic compression of the duodenum...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200081/pd-1-inhibitor-associated-myopathies-emerging-immune-mediated-myopathies
#4
Teerin Liewluck, Justin C Kao, Michelle L Mauermann
Programmed death-1 (PD-1) inhibitors are increasingly used in cancer immunotherapy. Various immune-related adverse events are reported, including infrequent individual case reports of myositis or rhabdomyolysis. The frequency and diagnostic spectrum of immune-related adverse events affecting skeletal muscle in PD-1 inhibitor-treated patients are unknown. We searched the Mayo Clinic Pharmacy database (2014-2016) to identify patients who developed myopathies during or after PD-1 inhibitor therapy. Among 654 cancer patients received PD-1 inhibitors (pembrolizumab=389; nivolumab=264; both=1), we identified 5 patients (pembrolizumab=5) with biopsy-proven myopathies (2 necrotizing myopathy, 1 early dermatomyositis, and 2 nonspecific myopathy)...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197093/the-association-between-irisin-and-muscle-metabolism-in-different-thyroid-disorders
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Ariadna Zybek-Kocik, Nadia Sawicka-Gutaj, Ewelina Szczepanek-Parulska, Mirosław Andrusiewicz, Joanna Waligórska-Stachura, Piotr Białas, Tomasz Krauze, Przemysław Guzik, Jerzy Skrobisz, Marek Ruchała
BACKGROUND: Irisin is a new adipo-myokine, encoded by the FNDC5 gene. Currently, there is a discussion regarding the relation between thyroid function and irisin concentration. This prospective study assesses the influence of thyrometabolic changes on serum irisin concentration in association with altered muscle metabolism. This is performed on a large cohort of patients affected by severe hypo- or hyperthyroidism, as well as by the expression of the FNDC5 gene in thyroid tissue affected by different pathologies...
December 2, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196957/phase-1-and-pharmacokinetic-study-of-ly3007113-a-p38-mapk-inhibitor-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Jonathan W Goldman, Lee S Rosen, Anthony W Tolcher, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Muralidhar Beeram, Peipei Shi, Celine Pitou, Robert Bell, Palaniappan Kulanthaivel, Xuekui Zhang, Aaron Fink, Edward M Chan, Ashwin Shahir, Daphne Farrington, Amita Patnaik
Background The signaling protein p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) regulates the tumor cell microenvironment, modulating cell survival, migration, and invasion. This phase 1 study evaluated the safety of p38 MAPK inhibitor LY3007113 in patients with advanced cancer to establish a recommended phase 2 dose. Methods In part A (dose escalation), LY3007113 was administered orally every 12 h (Q12H) at doses ranging from 20 mg to 200 mg daily on a 28-day cycle until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) was reached...
December 1, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168152/dermatomyositis-and-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Ioannis D Gkegkes, Evelyn E Minis, Christos Iavazzo
BACKGROUND: Dermatomyositis (DM) is an idiopathic inflammatory myositis. The principal characteristics are cutaneous rash, muscle ache, and muscle weakness. In the past, associations have been established between DM and malignancy, including colorectal cancer. METHODS: A systematic PubMed and Scopus search was conducted. RESULTS: The median age of the patients was 65 years (range 40-82). The majority were female (17 out of 27, 63%). Adenocarcinoma was the most frequent histological type of colorectal neoplasm...
November 22, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120088/assessment-of-chemotherapy-on-various-biochemical-markers-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Márcia Fernanda Correia Jardim Paz, Antonio Luiz Gomes Júnior, Muhammad Torequl Islam, Shams Tabrez, Nasimudeen R Jabir, Mohammad Zubair Alam, Kátia da Conceição Machado, Marcus Vinícius Oliveira Barros de Alencar, Keylla da Conceição Machado, Eunus S Ali, Siddhartha Kumar Mishra, Leonardo Fortes Gomes, João Marcelo de Castro E Sousa, Geane Felix de Souza, Ana Amélia de Carvalho Melo-Cavalcante, Juliana da Silva
Chemotherapy is a standard treatment method for the patients with locally advanced breast cancer. Lately, cyclophosphamide (CYP) and doxorubicin (DOX) are used as the major chemotherapeutic agents. Till date, no serum biomarker has been able to provide an early diagnosis of breast cancer. This study aimed to assess inflammatory, cardiac, renal and hematological markers in 56 breast cancer patients (BCP) before, during and after termination of chemotherapy with CYP and DOX. Blood samples were collected from the patients at the each treatment stages mentioned above...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096885/stress-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-cancer-patients
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Dana Elena Giza, Juan Lopez-Mattei, Pimprapa Vejpongsa, Ezequiel Munoz, Gloria Iliescu, Danai Kitkungvan, Saamir A Hassan, Peter Kim, Michael S Ewer, Cezar Iliescu
Takotsubo syndrome, also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SC), is underrecognized in cancer patients. This study aims to investigate the incidence, natural history, and triggers of SC in cancer patients and its impact on cancer therapy and overall survival. A total of 30 subjects fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for SC at MD Anderson Cancer Center over a 6-year period. Clinical presentation, electrocardiogram, laboratory data, and transthoracic echocardiogram results registered during the acute phase and follow-up were collected...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092670/protective-effects-of-chrysin-on-sub-acute-diazinon-induced-biochemical-hematological-histopathological-alterations-and-genotoxicity-indices-in-male-balb-c-mice
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Majid Zeinali, Naser Tayebi Meybodi, Seyed Abdolrahim Rezaee, Houshang Rafatpanah, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Chrysin (CH) is a natural flavone which possesses antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of CH on biochemical parameters, histopathological changes, and genotoxicity and hematological indices in diazinon (DZN)-induced toxicity in BALB/c mice. We induced sub-acute toxicity in mice using DZN (20 mg/kg/day) and treated them with CH at the 12.5, 25, and 50 mg/kg/day five times/week in 28 days. In our study, DZN increased lipid profile and liver function tests (LFTs) and creatinine (Cr) but decreased the red blood cell acetylcholinesterase (RBC-AChE) activity and glucose level...
November 2, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972967/ex-vivo-metabolic-fingerprinting-identifies-biomarkers-predictive-of-prostate-cancer-recurrence-following-radical-prostatectomy
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Peder R Braadland, Guro Giskeødegård, Elise Sandsmark, Helena Bertilsson, Leslie R Euceda, Ailin F Hansen, Ingrid J Guldvik, Kirsten M Selnæs, Helene H Grytli, Betina Katz, Aud Svindland, Tone F Bathen, Lars M Eri, Ståle Nygård, Viktor Berge, Kristin A Taskén, May-Britt Tessem
BACKGROUND: Robust biomarkers that identify prostate cancer patients with high risk of recurrence will improve personalised cancer care. In this study, we investigated whether tissue metabolites detectable by high-resolution magic angle spinning magnetic resonance spectroscopy (HR-MAS MRS) were associated with recurrence following radical prostatectomy. METHODS: We performed a retrospective ex vivo study using HR-MAS MRS on tissue samples from 110 radical prostatectomy specimens obtained from three different Norwegian cohorts collected between 2002 and 2010...
October 3, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961382/characterization-and-stratification-of-prostate-lesions-based-on-comprehensive-multiparametric-mri-using-detailed-whole-mount-histopathology-as-a-reference-standard
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Olga Starobinets, Jeffry P Simko, Kyle Kuchinsky, John Kornak, Peter R Carroll, Kirsten L Greene, John Kurhanewicz, Susan M Noworolski
The purpose of this study was to characterize prostate cancer (PCa) based on multiparametric MR (mpMR) measures derived from MRI, diffusion, spectroscopy, and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI, and to validate mpMRI in detecting PCa and predicting PCa aggressiveness by correlating mpMRI findings with whole-mount histopathology. Seventy-eight men with untreated PCa received 3 T mpMR scans prior to radical prostatectomy. Cancerous regions were outlined, graded, and cancer amount estimated on whole-mount histology...
September 29, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949050/phase-1-2-study-of-the-wt1-peptide-cancer-vaccine-wt4869-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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Yasunori Ueda, Michinori Ogura, Shigesaburo Miyakoshi, Takahiro Suzuki, Yuji Heike, Shuzo Tagashira, Satoru Tsuchiya, Kazuma Ohyashiki, Yasushi Miyazaki
WT4869 is a synthetic peptide vaccine derived from the Wilms' tumor gene 1 (WT1) protein. This phase 1/2 open-label study evaluated the safety and efficacy of WT4869, and biomarkers for response, in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome. WT4869 (5-1200 μg/dose) was administered intradermally every 2 weeks, according to a 3 + 3 dose-escalation method in higher-risk (International Prognostic Scoring System score ≥1.5) or lower-risk (score <1.5) red blood cell transfusion-dependent patients with myelodysplastic syndrome...
September 26, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946137/oxymatrine-ameliorates-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-rats
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Yan-Yan Zhang, Minhan Yi, Yong-Pan Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Doxorubicin-induced cardiac toxicity has been a major concern of oncologists and is considered the main restriction on its clinical application. Oxymatrine has shown potent anti-cancer, anti-fibrosis, and anti-oxidative effects. Recently, it has been reported that oxymatrine is protective against some cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of oxymatrine on doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity in rat hearts and H9c2 cells. METHODS: Creatine Kinase - MB (CK-MB) and Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) levels were determined using commercial kits...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927296/in%C3%A2-vivo-mr-spectroscopy-predicts-high-tumor-grade-in-endometrial-cancer
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Sigmund Ytre-Hauge, Morteza Esmaeili, Torill E Sjøbakk, Renate Grüner, Kathrine Woie, Henrica M Werner, Camilla Krakstad, Line Bjørge, Øyvind O Salvesen, Ingunn M Stefansson, Jone Trovik, Tone F Bathen, Ingfrid S Haldorsen
Background In vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) enables non-invasive measurements of tumor metabolites. Choline-containing metabolites play a key role in tumor metabolism. Purpose To explore whether preoperative MRS-derived tumor choline levels are associated with clinical and histological features in endometrial carcinomas. Material and Methods Preoperative pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (1.5T), including structural and diffusion-weighted imaging and localized multivoxel proton MR (1H-MR) spectroscopy, was performed in 77 prospectively included patients with histologically confirmed endometrial carcinomas...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894242/complementary-acsl-isoforms-contribute-to-a-non-warburg-advantageous-energetic-status-characterizing-invasive-colon-cancer-cells
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Ruth Sánchez-Martínez, Silvia Cruz-Gil, María Soledad García-Álvarez, Guillermo Reglero, Ana Ramírez de Molina
Metabolic reprogramming is one of cancer hallmarks. Here, we focus on functional differences and individual contribution of acyl coA synthetases (ACSL) isoforms to the previously described ACSL/stearoyl-CoA desaturase (ACSL1/ACSL4/SCD) metabolic network causing invasion and poor prognosis in colorectal cancer (CRC). ACSL4 fuels proliferation and migration accompanied by a more glycolytic phenotype. Conversely, ACSL1 stimulates invasion displaying a lower basal respiratory rate. Acylcarnitines elevation, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) lower levels, and monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) upregulation characterize the individual overexpression of ACSL1, ACSL4 and SCD, respectively...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890201/enhanced-anticancer-effect-and-reduced-toxicity-of-doxorubicin-in-combination-with-thymoquinone-released-from-poly-n-acetyl-glucosamine-nanomatrix-in-mice-bearing-solid-ehrlish-carcinoma
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Nahla E El-Ashmawy, Eman G Khedr, El-Zeiny M Ebeid, Mohamed L Salem, Abdel-Aziz A Zidan, Esraa M Mosalam
The incidence of breast cancer remarkably increases all over the world. Therefore, there is a great demand to introduce new approaches into cancer treatment field. The current study was designated to evaluate the role of doxorubicin (DOX) and/or thymoquinone (TQ) nanomatrix in potentiating the cytotoxicity of either drug, and to investigate the ability of TQ to reduce cardiotoxicity of DOX in solid Ehrlich carcinoma (SEC)-bearing mice. DOX and TQ were loaded into F2 gel, which is a fully-acetylated poly-N-acetyl glucosamine nanofiber...
September 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830541/cardioprotective-effect-of-platycodon-grandiflorum-in-patients-with-early-breast-cancer-receiving-anthracycline-based-chemotherapy-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Wei Hao, Sheng Liu, Yuenong Qin, Chenping Sun, Liying Chen, Chunyu Wu, Yijia Bao
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines, alone or in combination with other drugs, are among the most effective chemotherapeutic agents to treat breast cancer both in the adjuvant and neoadjuvant setting. Unfortunately, anthracycline-associated dose-dependent cardiotoxicity is a limiting factor in clinical use. Extensive efforts have been devoted to identifying strategies to prevent anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. However, most cardioprotective agents have shown little effect in clinical trials...
August 22, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821685/nivolumab-related-myasthenia-gravis-with-myositis-and-myocarditis-in-japan
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Shigeaki Suzuki, Nobuhisa Ishikawa, Fumie Konoeda, Nobuhiko Seki, Satoshi Fukushima, Kikuko Takahashi, Hisashi Uhara, Yoshikazu Hasegawa, Shinichiro Inomata, Yasushi Otani, Kenji Yokota, Takashi Hirose, Ryo Tanaka, Norihiro Suzuki, Makoto Matsui
OBJECTIVE: To report the clinical features of myasthenia gravis (MG) induced by treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors using 2-year safety databases based on postmarketing surveys in Japan. METHODS: We studied 10,277 patients with cancer who had received monotherapy with either nivolumab or ipilimumab between September 2014 and August 2016. As the control group, 105 patients with idiopathic MG were used. RESULTS: There were 12 MG cases (0...
September 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819543/diosmin-attenuates-methotrexate-induced-hepatic-renal-and-cardiac-injury-a-biochemical-and-histopathological-study-in-mice
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Mohamed M Abdel-Daim, Hesham A Khalifa, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Mohamed A Dkhil, Saleh A Al-Quraishy
The current study was designed to investigate the beneficial role of diosmin, a biologically active flavonoid, against methotrexate- (MTX-) induced hepatic, renal, and cardiac injuries in mice. Male Swiss albino mice received a single intraperitoneal injection of MTX (at 20 mg/kg, body weight) either alone or in combination with oral diosmin (at 50 or 100 mg/kg body weight, for 10 days). Serum was used to evaluate tissue injury markers, while hepatic, renal, and cardiac tissue samples were obtained for determination of antioxidant activity as well as histopathological examination...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
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