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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081568/non-lethal-endotoxin-injection-a-rat-model-of-hypercoagulability
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Marjory B Brooks, James R Turk, Abraham Guerrero, Padma K Narayanan, John P Nolan, Elizabeth G Besteman, Dennis W Wilson, Roberta A Thomas, Cindy E Fishman, Karol L Thompson, Heidrun Ellinger-Ziegelbauer, Jennifer B Pierson, April Paulman, Alan Y Chiang, Albert E Schultze
Systemic inflammation co-activates coagulation, which unchecked culminates in a lethal syndrome of multi-organ microvascular thrombosis known as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). We studied an endotoxin-induced inflammatory state in rats to identify biomarkers of hemostatic imbalance favoring hypercoagulability. Intraperitoneal injection of LPS at 15 mg/kg body weight resulted in peripheral leukopenia and widespread neutrophilic sequestration characteristic of an acute systemic inflammatory response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079819/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-different-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-regimens-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-cervical-cancer-a-network-meta-analysis
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Zhan-Zhao Fu, Kun Li, Yong Peng, Yue Zheng, Li-Yan Cao, Yun-Jie Zhang, Yong-Mei Sun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and toxicity of different concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) regimens in the treatment of advanced cervical cancer (CC) by adopting a network meta-analysis. METHODS: We searched PubMed and Cochrane Library from the inception of these databases to September 2016, and all cohort studies (CSs) related to different CCRT regimens in the treatment of CC were included. A network analysis was adopted to compare the combination of direct and indirect evidence, to analyze the odds ratio (OR), and to draw a surface under the cumulative ranking curve of the efficacy and toxicity of different CCRT regimens for CC...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073728/biermer-anemia-hematologic-characteristics-of-66-patients-in-a-clinical-hematology-unit-at-senegal
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F Seynabou, N Fatou Samba Diago, D Oulimata Diop, S Abibatou Fall, D Nafissatou
Hematological manifestations can lead to diagnosis of pernicious anemia, also known as Biermer disease and Biermer anemia. This disease has been little studied among black Africans. Our aim is to describe its diagnostic and therapeutic aspects and outcome in our practice. This descriptive study retrospectively examined the records of 66 patients with pernicious anemia seen at the Clinical Hematology Unit of Le Dantec Hospital in Senegal from January 1, 2000, to June 30, 2014. Symptoms were anemic syndrome (40 cases), hemolytic anemia (13), anemic heart failure (7), isolated pallor of the mucous membranes (5), and venous thrombosis (2)...
November 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072887/dengue-fever-in-travellers-and-risk-of-local-spreading-case-reports-from-southern-italy-and-literature-update
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Claudia Fabrizio, Luciana Lepore, Maria Chironna, Gioacchino Angarano, Annalisa Saracino
Dengue fever (DF), an arbovirosis caused by Dengue viruses (DV, serotypes 1-4), is responsible for an increasing number of travel-related acute febrile illnesses due to population growth, climate changes, spreading by viremic travellers, and improved laboratory diagnosis. The presence of efficient vectors (mosquito Aedes albopictus) has also been described in temperate regions including Italy which is considered the most heavily infected European country. Normally characterized by non-specific signs and symptoms, DF incidence is probably underestimated, especially in non-endemic countries, but the risk of severe forms is substantial...
January 5, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068238/hematologic-nadirs-during-chemoradiation-for-anal-cancer-temporal-characterization-and-dosimetric-predictors
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Andrew Y Lee, Daniel W Golden, Jose G Bazan, Malgorzata Kopec, Charles A Pelizzari, Sonya Aggarwal, Daniel T Chang, Stanley L Liauw
PURPOSE: Pelvic bone marrow (BM) constraints may offer a means to reduce the toxicity commonly associated with chemoradiation for anal cancer. We conducted a bi-institutional analysis of dose-volume metrics in a time-sensitive fashion to devise practical metrics to minimize hematologic toxicity. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Fifty-six anal cancer patients from 2 institutions received definitive radiation therapy (median primary dose of 54 Gy) using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT, n=49) or 3-dimensional (3D) conformal therapy (n=7) with concurrent 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and mitomycin C...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063304/splenic-irradiation-for-splenomegaly-a-systematic-review
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Nicholas G Zaorsky, Graeme R Williams, Stefan K Barta, Nestor F Esnaola, Patricia L Kropf, Shelly B Hayes, Joshua E Meyer
Splenic irradiation (SI) is a palliative treatment option for symptomatic splenomegaly (i.e. for pain, early satiety, pancytopenia from sequestration) secondary to hematologic malignancies and disorders. The purpose of the current article is to review the literature on SI for hematologic malignancies and disorders, including: (1) patient selection and optimal technique; (2) efficacy of SI; and (3) toxicities of SI. PICOS/PRISMA methods are used to select 27 articles including 766 courses of SI for 486 patients from 1960 to 2016...
December 22, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053537/comparison-of-intra-arterial-chemoembolization-with-and-without-radiotherapy-for-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis-a-meta-analysis
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Qianqian Zhao, Kunli Zhu, Jinbo Yue, Zhonghua Qi, Shumei Jiang, Xiaoqing Xu, Rui Feng, Renben Wang
PURPOSE: Numerous studies have tried to combine transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) or hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) with radiotherapy (RT) for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT). However, the efficacy of TACE or HAIC combined with RT versus TACE or HAIC alone remains controversial. Thus, we performed a meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of intra-arterial chemoembolization combined with RT versus intra-arterial chemoembolization alone for the treatment of HCC patients with PVTT...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049240/characteristics-of-adenovirus-pneumonia-in-korean-military-personnel-2012-2016
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Hee Yoon, Byung Woo Jhun, Hojoong Kim, Hongseok Yoo, Sung Bum Park
Adenovirus (AdV) can cause severe pneumonia in non-immunocompromised host, but limited data exist on the distinctive characteristics of AdV pneumonia in non-immunocompromised patients. We evaluated distinctive clinico-laboratory and radiological characteristics and outcomes of AdV pneumonia (n = 179), compared with non-AdV pneumonia (n = 188) in Korean military personnel between 2012 and 2016. AdV pneumonia patients had a higher rate of consolidation with ground-glass opacity (101/152) in lobar distribution (89/152) on computed tomography (CT) (P < 0...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047407/su-f-t-110-lkb-modeling-of-acute-hematologic-toxicity-in-rectal-cancer
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H Deng, K Cheng, X Wan
PURPOSE: To investigate dosimetric parameters correlated with acute hematologic toxicity (HT) in patients with rectal cancer treated with IMRT and concurrent chemotherapy. METHODS: We analyzed 127 rectal cancer patients receiving IMRT and concurrent chemotherapy. Whole pelvic bone marrow (PBM) was contoured for each patient including lumbosacral spine (LSSP), ilium and lower pelvic (LP). The equivalent uniform dose (EUD) of each region and the PBM were calculated...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040420/clinical-phenotype-and-outcome-in-lupus-according-to-age-a-comparison-between-juvenile-and-adult-onset
#10
Rita Fonseca, Francisca Aguiar, Mariana Rodrigues, Iva Brito
OBJECTIVE: To study differences in demographic, clinical and immunologic characteristics, activity and cumulative organ damage according to age of onset in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Cross-sectional study was performed including 204 SLE patients. Characteristics were compared between juvenile and adult-onset SLE patients using parametric and nonparametric tests (SPSS 23.0). RESULTS: Juvenile-SLE patients had malar rash more often (78...
December 28, 2016: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029663/regional-hyperthermia-combined-with-radiotherapy-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-supraclavicular-lymph-node-metastasis
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Sheng Liming, Ji Yongling, Wu Qiner, Du Xianghui
To assess the efficacy and toxicity of Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and hyperthermia for upper and middle thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (UMT-ESCC) with supraclavicular lymph node metastasis. A total of 50 patients with UMT-ESCC with supraclavicular lymph node metastasis were evaluated in this retrospective study. All patients received IMRT. Hyperthermia was delivered simultaneously with irradiation, in 45 minutes twice a week for 5-6 weeks. Hyperthermia included supraclavicular lymph node metastasis...
December 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009783/treatment-of-acute-antibody-mediated-renal-allograft-rejection-with-cyclophosphamide
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Johannes Waiser, Michael Duerr, Klemens Budde, Birgit Rudolph, Kaiyin Wu, Friederike Bachmann, Fabian Halleck, Constanze Schönemann, Nils Lachmann
BACKGROUND: Antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) is a major risk for renal allograft survival. Throughout decades, cyclophosphamide treatment has been proven to be effective in patients with antibody-associated autoimmune diseases. We investigated, whether cyclophosphamide combined with plasmapheresis (PPH) and intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) is an option for patients with ABMR. METHODS: Between March 2013 and November 2015, we initiated treatment of 13 consecutive patients with biopsy-proven acute ABMR with i...
December 22, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002528/redundant-plantar-skin-folds
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Laura Otilia Damian, Siao Pin Simon, Ioana Felea, Carolina Botar-Jid, Bogdan Stancu, Liliana Rogojan, Cristina Ana Maria Pamfil, Adriana Albu, Simona Rednic
A 46-year-old female patient presented with photosensitivity, symmetric arthritis, episodic plantar pain and strikingly redundant plantar skin folds, likely due to lipoatrophy after recurrent episodes of plantar panniculitis. In this context, leukopenia with lymphopenia, thrombocytopenia and positive antinuclear antibodies were revelatory for systemic lupus erythematosus. However, a small cerebriform plantar collagenoma, along with discrete dysmorphic features with downslanting palpebral fissures and mild right ptosis, second and third syndactyly and a larger first right toe since childhood, and early-onset bilateral ovarian cystadenoma, suggested a minimal Proteus syndrome...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000099/phase-1-study-of-ixazomib-alone-or-combined-with-lenalidomide-dexamethasone-in-japanese-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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Kenshi Suzuki, Hiroshi Handa, Takaaki Chou, Kenichi Ishizawa, Takatoshi Takubo, Yoichi Kase
We report the first clinical investigation conducted in Japan to confirm the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of ixazomib alone and combined with lenalidomide-dexamethasone (Rd) in Japanese patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. Adult patients with measurable disease and ≥2 prior lines of therapy received oral ixazomib 4.0 mg on days 1, 8, 15 alone or combined with lenalidomide 25 mg on days 1-21 and dexamethasone 40 mg on days 1, 8, 15, 22 in 28-day cycles. Fourteen patients who had received a median of seven prior therapies were enrolled (seven per cohort)...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999807/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-outbreak-in-a-northern-italian-nonendemic-area-a-retrospective-observational-study
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E Franceschini, C Puzzolante, M Menozzi, L Rossi, A Bedini, G Orlando, W Gennari, M Meacci, G Rugna, E Carra, M Codeluppi, C Mussini
Background. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by Leishmania infantum is endemic in the Mediterranean area. In the last decades a northward spread of the parasite has been observed in Italy. This paper describes a VL outbreak in Modena province (Emilia-Romagna, Northern Italy) between 2012 and 2015. Methods. Retrospective, observational study to evaluate epidemiological, microbiological characteristics, and clinical management of VL in patients referring to Policlinico Modena Hospital. Results. Sixteen cases of VL occurred in the study period...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998402/-effect-of-low-dose-ionizing-radiation-on-platelet-and-leukocytes-of-radiation-workers
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F Yang, M Zhou, L Gong, Z Liu, D F Li, J Y Li
Objective: To explore the effect of low-dose ionizing radiation on the platelets and leukocytes of the radiation workers. Methods: We collected data from a total number of 2 055 radiation related workers and with their cumulative doses. Data on platelets and leukocytes was gathered from physical examination of the staff members, from 2013 to 2015 in Chengdu. T test, variance analysis, χ(2) test, linear correlation, covariance analysis and multivariate logistic regression analysis were used to analyze the data...
December 10, 2016: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998053/ultrasonographic-findings-of-kikuchi-cervical-lymphadenopathy-in-children
#17
Ji Young Kim, Hyunju Lee, Bo La Yun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the ultrasonographic (USG) findings of Kikuchi cervical lymphadenopathy in pediatric patients. METHODS: Between April 2007 and September 2016, 84 children (42 male and 42 female; mean±standard deviation age, 12.9±3.2 years; range, 5 to 18 years) confirmed with Kikuchi disease were enrolled. Clinical findings and USG findings of Kikuchi cervical lymphadenopathy were retrospectively reviewed. Localized symptoms, systemic symptoms, and laboratory findings including the white blood cell count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and C-reactive protein (CRP) were analyzed...
January 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994483/clinical-effects-of-prior-trastuzumab-on-combination-eribulin-mesylate-plus-trastuzumab-as-first-line-treatment-for-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-positive-locally-recurrent-or-metastatic-breast-cancer-results-from-a-phase-ii-single-arm-multicenter
#18
Shannon Puhalla, Sharon Wilks, Adam M Brufsky, Joyce O'Shaughnessy, Lee S Schwartzberg, Erhan Berrak, James Song, Linda Vahdat
Eribulin mesylate, a novel nontaxane microtubule dynamics inhibitor in the halichondrin class of antineoplastic drugs, is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer who previously received ≥2 chemotherapy regimens in the metastatic setting. Primary data from a Phase II trial for the first-line combination of eribulin plus trastuzumab in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 positive patients showed a 71% objective response rate and tolerability consistent with the known profile of these agents...
2016: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988429/calcineurin-inhibitors-versus-cyclophosphamide-for-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-21-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Ting Ting Qiu, Chao Zhang, Hong Wei Zhao, Jun Wen Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) with cyclophosphamide (CTX) in the treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). METHODS: A literature search was carried out using PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and three Chinese databases (WanFang Data, Chongqing VIP and China National Knowledge Infrastructure) from inception through June 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the efficacy and safety of CNIs with CTX in IMN patients were included...
December 15, 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986986/a-pharmacokinetic-study-of-lipegfilgrastim-in-children-with-ewing-family-of-tumors-or-rhabdomyosarcoma
#20
Margarita B Belogurova, Zoryana P Kizyma, Miklós Garami, Mónika Csóka, Michael J Lamson, Anton Buchner, Peter Bias, Andreas Lammerich
PURPOSE: Neutropenia is a common complication from chemotherapy, limiting optimal dosing and treatment. Lipegfilgrastim is a long-acting granulocyte colony-stimulating factor developed for the management of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. The objectives of this phase 1, multinational, open-label, single-arm study were to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of a single body weight-adjusted dose of lipegfilgrastim and to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of the drug in children with Ewing family of tumors or rhabdomyosarcoma treated with myelosuppressive chemotherapy...
December 16, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
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