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Y Lee, D K Lee, J M Lee, S J Chung, J J Lee, Y H Sohn, P H Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although early cerebellar symptoms are one of the exclusive criteria in the diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), cerebellar involvement in PSP is evident both clinically and pathologically. However, structural analysis focusing on the cerebellum has not been previously studied in patients with PSP. We aimed to evaluate cerebellar involvement in PSP using a magnetic resonance imaging-based segmental volumetric analysis. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 48 patients with PSP composed of 25 patients with PSP-Richardson's syndrome (RS) and 23 patients with pure akinesia with gait freezing, 39 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and 34 healthy controls...
October 16, 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Sadudee Peerapornratana, Pajaree Chariyavilaskul, Talerngsak Kanjanabuch, Kearkiat Praditpornsilpa, Somchai Eiam-Ong, Pisut Katavetin
♦ Background: Current guidelines suggest that intraperitoneal (IP) antibiotics should be administered only in a long peritoneal dialysis (PD) dwell (≥ 6 hours). The long dwell might result in low ultrafiltration and volume overload. We aim to examine plasma and dialysate concentration of cefazolin and ceftazidime after IP administration in a short-dwell (≤ 2 hours) automated cyclingexchange. ♦ Methods: Stable PD patients without peritonitis were invited to participate in the present study. Patients underwent 5 2-liter exchanges of PD fluid over 10 hours by the PD cycling machine without last fill or additional dwell...
October 13, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Marlon C Rebelatto, Anita Midha, Amita Mistry, Constantine Sabalos, Nicole Schechter, Xia Li, Xiaoping Jin, Keith E Steele, Paul B Robbins, John A Blake-Haskins, Jill Walker
BACKGROUND: A high-quality programmed cell-death ligand 1 (PD-L1) diagnostic assay may help predict which patients are more likely to respond to anti-programmed cell death-1 (PD-1)/PD-L1 antibody-based cancer therapy. Here we describe a PD-L1 immunohistochemical (IHC) staining protocol developed by Ventana Medical Systems Inc. and key analytical parameters of its use in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC)...
October 8, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
Abdullah K Al-Hwiesh, Ibrahiem S Abdul-Rahman, Abdul-Salam Noor, Mohammed A Nasr-El-Deen, Abdalla Abdelrahman, Tamer S El-Salamony, Fahd A Al-Muhanna, Khalid M Al-Otaibi, Nehad Al-Audah
♦ Objective: Metformin continues to be the safest and most widely used antidiabetic drug. In spite of its well-known benefits; metformin use in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is still restricted. Little has been reported about the effect of peritoneal dialysis (PD) on metformin clearance and the phantom of lactic acidosis deprives ESRD patients from metformin therapeutic advantages. Peritoneal dialysis is probably a safeguard against lactic acidosis, and it is likely that using this drug would be feasible in this group of patients...
September 28, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
John Cogswell, H David Inzunza, Qiuyan Wu, John N Feder, Gabe Mintier, James Novotny, Diana M Cardona
AIM: Nivolumab, a fully human immunoglobulin G4 programmed death-1 (PD-1) immune checkpoint inhibitor antibody, has activity in melanoma, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), renal cell carcinoma (RCC), and Hodgkin lymphoma. Nivolumab is approved in the USA and EU for advanced melanoma, NSCLC, and RCC, and relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma in the USA. Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), a PD-1 ligand, is expressed on mononuclear leukocytes, myeloid cells, and tumor cells. PD-L1 is being investigated as a potential biomarker to predict the association of tumor PD-L1 expression with nivolumab efficacy...
September 26, 2016: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
Tatiana De Los Ríos, Juan Pérez-Martínez, Jose Portoles, Monika Lichodziejewska-Niemierko, Maite Rivera, Michał Nowicki, Andrzej Książek, Ana María Tato, Christine Bohnhorst, Mariano Feriani
Interference of conventional peritoneal dialysis fluids (cPDFs) with peritoneal membrane cell functions may be attributed to the dialysis fluid's low pH, high glucose concentration, and/or the presence of glucose degradation products (GDPs), the last of which leads to higher levels of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs). It has been suggested that the peritoneal membrane might be better preserved by using biocompatible solutions, including cancer antigetn 125 (CA125). This prospective, open-label, multicentre, randomized, controlled, cross-over phase IV study compared the in vivo biocompatibility of a neutral-pH, low-GDP peritoneal dialysis (PD) solution (balance) with a cPDF in automated PD (APD) patients...
September 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Peter A Dargaville, Omid Sadeghi Fathabadi, Gemma K Plottier, Kathleen Lim, Kevin I Wheeler, Rohan Jayakar, Timothy J Gale
OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of a novel algorithm for automated oxygen control using a simulation of oxygenation founded on in vivo data from preterm infants. METHODS: A proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control algorithm was enhanced by (i) compensation for the non-linear SpO2-PaO2 relationship, (ii) adaptation to the severity of lung dysfunction and (iii) error attenuation within the target range. Algorithm function with and without enhancements was evaluated by iterative linking with a computerised simulation of oxygenation...
September 15, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Seunggu J Han, Gerald Reis, Gary Kohanbash, Shruti Shrivastav, Stephen T Magill, Annette M Molinaro, Michael W McDermott, Philip V Theodosopoulos, Manish K Aghi, Mitchel S Berger, Nicholas A Butowski, Igor Barani, Joanna J Phillips, Arie Perry, Hideho Okada
While immunotherapy may offer promising new approaches for high grade meningiomas, little is currently known of the immune landscape in meningiomas. We sought to characterize the immune microenvironment and a potentially targetable antigen mesothelin across WHO grade I-III cases of meningiomas, and how infiltrating immune populations relate to patient outcomes. Immunohistochemistry was performed on tissue microarrays constructed from 96 meningioma cases. The cohort included 16 WHO grade I, 62 WHO grade II, and 18 WHO grade III tumors...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Maria Roszkowska-Blaim, Piotr Skrzypczyk
♦ Background: The aim of the study was to assess risk factors for residual renal function (RRF) decline in children during the first/second year of chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD). ♦ Methods: The study group included 56 children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) (age 10.13 ± 4.86 years), including 18 on continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD) and 38 on automated PD (APD), in whom we evaluated RRF (daily diuresis [mL/m(2)/24 h], residual glomerular filtration rate (rGFR) [mL/min/1.73 m(2)]), etiology of ESRD, PD fluid volume (mL/m(2)/24 h), glucose load (g/m(2)/24 h), ultrafiltration (mL/m(2)/24 h), peritoneal permeability (D/P Crea 4h, D/D0 Glu 4h), dialysis adequacy (twKt/V, twCCr [L/week/1...
September 7, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Fang Zhou, Andre L Moreira
Context .- In the burgeoning era of molecular genomics, immunoperoxidase (IPOX) testing grows increasingly relevant as an efficient and effective molecular screening tool. Patients with lung carcinoma may especially benefit from the use of IPOX because most lung carcinomas are inoperable at diagnosis and only diagnosed by small tissue biopsy or fine-needle sampling. When such small specimens are at times inadequate for molecular testing, positive IPOX results still provide actionable information. Objective ...
September 2, 2016: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Usha Devi Appalsawmy, Habib Akbani
A 56-year-old man who was a Jehovah's Witness with an advanced directive against autologous procedures developed acute kidney injury needing renal replacement therapy while he was intubated and ventilated on the intensive care unit. He was being treated for hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state. He also had a healing laparotomy wound, having undergone a splenectomy less than a month ago following a road traffic accident. His hyperkalaemia and metabolic acidosis were refractory to medical treatment. As he became oligoanuric, decision was taken to carry out acute peritoneal dialysis (PD) by inserting a Tenckhoff catheter in his abdomen using peritoneoscopic technique...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Antonio Cerasa, Fabiana Novellino, Aldo Quattrone
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder of the central nervous system characterized by widespread alterations in several non-motor aspects such as mood, sleep, olfactory, and cognition in addition to motor dysfunctions. Advanced neuroimaging using functional connectivity reconstruction of the human brain has provided a vast knowledge on the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying this disorder, but this, however, does not cover the overall inter-/intra-individual variability of PD phenotypes...
October 2016: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Dirk G Struijk
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) for the treatment of end-stage renal failure was introduced in the 1960s. Nowadays it has evolved to an established therapy that is complementary to hemodialysis (HD), representing 11% of all patients treated worldwide with dialysis. Despite good clinical outcomes and similar results in patient survival between PD and HD, the penetration of PD is decreasing in the Western world. SUMMARY: First the major events in the history of the development of PD are described...
December 2015: Kidney Diseases
Upasana Joneja, Semir Vranic, Jeffrey Swensen, Rebecca Feldman, Wangjuh Chen, Jeffrey Kimbrough, Nianqing Xiao, Sandeep Reddy, Juan Palazzo, Zoran Gatalica
AIMS: Metaplastic breast carcinoma (MBC) is a rare subtype of breast carcinoma less responsive to conventional chemotherapy than ductal carcinoma. In molecular terms, MBCs usually cluster with triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs), but have a worse prognosis than TNBCs. Studies investigating MBCs for specific biomarkers of therapy response are rare and limited by the methodological approaches. The aim of the present study was to characterise MBCs on a molecular level and test programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) biomarker expression in MBCs for future therapeutic interventions...
August 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
Robert Kromer, Carsten Buhmann, Ute Hidding, Matthias Keserü, Diana Keserü, Andrea Hassenstein, Birthe Stemplewitz
PURPOSE: The retina has been found affected in Parkinson's disease (PD). It is unclear if this is due to neurodegeneration of local dopamine-dependent retinal cells, a result of central nervous degeneration including the optic nerve or retinal small vessel disease. This study aimed to detect changes of the retinal vasculature in PD patients compared to controls. METHODS: We examined 49 PD patients and 49 age- and sex-matched healthy controls by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) with a circular scan centred at the optic disc...
2016: PloS One
Jianjun Gao, Zhaoyan Gu, Yongxing Xu, Yu Na
We report a case of metformin-associated lactic acidosis (MALA) in a 66-year-old man with end-stage renal disease on peritoneal dialysis (PD). The patient presented with severe lactic acidosis and was treated successfully with automated peritoneal dialysis (APD). During the treatment, PD solution was prepared from hemofiltration substitute fluid. The prescription was 8 cycles of 2,000 mL over 24 hours with the prepared solution, and venoclysis with sodium bicarbonate to improve the acidosis. After 3 days of treatment, his lactic acidosis was corrected...
November 2016: Clinical Nephrology
Bo Ram Seol, Jin Wook Jeoung, Ki Ho Park
PURPOSE: To determine changes of visual-field (VF) global indices after cataract surgery and the factors associated with the effect of cataracts on those indices in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 60 POAG patients who had undergone phacoemulsification and intraocular lens insertion was conducted. All of the patients were evaluated with standard automated perimetry (SAP; 30-2 Swedish interactive threshold algorithm; Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc...
August 8, 2016: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
Adolfo M García, Facundo Carrillo, Juan Rafael Orozco-Arroyave, Natalia Trujillo, Jesús F Vargas Bonilla, Sol Fittipaldi, Federico Adolfi, Elmar Nöth, Mariano Sigman, Diego Fernández Slezak, Agustín Ibáñez, Guillermo A Cecchi
To assess the impact of Parkinson's disease (PD) on spontaneous discourse, we conducted computerized analyses of brief monologues produced by 51 patients and 50 controls. We explored differences in semantic fields (via latent semantic analysis), grammatical choices (using part-of-speech tagging), and word-level repetitions (with graph embedding tools). Although overall output was quantitatively similar between groups, patients relied less heavily on action-related concepts and used more subordinate structures...
August 5, 2016: Brain and Language
Kelly A Schats, Emily A Van Vré, Stefanie De Schepper, Carolien Boeckx, Dorien M Schrijvers, Wim Waelput, Erik Fransen, Isabelle Vanden Bempt, Bart Neyns, Ingrid De Meester, Mark M Kockx
AIMS: Tumour cell and/or immune cell programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression is considered as a potential biomarker for anti-PD1 and anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy. Currently, different PD-L1 assays are used. This study aims to compare the staining patterns of two PD-L1 antibody clones in melanoma metastases and correlate them with PD-L1 mRNA expression. METHODS AND RESULTS: The immunohistochemistry assays were optimized and validated independently on a Ventana Benchmark Ultra (Ventana Medical Systems Inc...
August 6, 2016: Histopathology
Weize Zhang, Xianke Dong, Xinyu Liu
Force sensing and control are of paramount importance in robotic micromanipulation. A contact force regulator capable of accurately applying mechanical stimuli to a live Drosophila larva could greatly facilitate mechanobiology research on Drosophila and may eventually lead to novel discoveries in mechanotransduction mechanisms of neuronal circuitries. In this paper, we present a novel contact force control scheme implemented in an automated Drosophila larvae micromanipulation system, featuring a switched fuzzy-PD controller and a noiseinsensitive extended high gain observer (EHGO)...
July 26, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
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