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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872087/tim-3-expression-on-tumor-infiltrating-pd-1-cd8-t-cells-correlates-with-poor-clinical-outcome-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Clémence Granier, Charles Dariane, Pierre Combe, Virginie Verkarre, Saik Urien, Cecile Badoual, Hélène Roussel, Marion Mandavit, Patrice Ravel, Mathilde Sibony, Lucie Biard, Camelia Radulescu, Emeline Vinatier, Nadine Benhamouda, Michael Peyromaure, Stephane Oudard, Arnaud Méjean, Marc Olivier Timsit, Alain Gey, Eric Tartour
Inhibitory receptors expressed by T cells mediate tolerance to tumor antigens with coexpression of these receptors exacerbating this dysfunctional state. Using the VectraR automated multiparametric immunofluorescence technique, we quantified intratumoral CD8+T cells coexpressing the inhibitory receptors PD-1 and Tim-3 from patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). A second validation cohort measured the same parameters by cytometry. The percentage of tumor-infiltrating CD8+T cells coexpressing PD-1 and Tim-3 correlated with an aggressive phenotype and a larger tumor size at diagnosis...
November 21, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856399/enhanced-laws-textures-a-potential-mri-surrogate-marker-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-a-murine-model
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Baojun Li, Hernan Jara, Heishun Yu, Michael O'Brien, Jorge Soto, Stephan W Anderson
PURPOSE: To compare enhanced Laws textures derived from parametric proton density (PD) maps to other MRI surrogate markers (T2, PD, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC)) in assessing degrees of liver fibrosis in an ex vivo murine model of hepatic fibrosis imaged using 11.7T MRI. METHODS: This animal study was IACUC approved. Fourteen male, C57BL/6 mice were divided into control and experimental groups. The latter were fed a 3,5-dicarbethoxy-1,4-dihydrocollidine (DDC) supplemented diet to induce hepatic fibrosis...
November 14, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852267/culture-expansion-of-adipose-derived-stromal-cells-a-closed-automated-quantum-cell-expansion-system-compared-with-manual-flask-based-culture
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Mandana Haack-Sørensen, Bjarke Follin, Morten Juhl, Sonja K Brorsen, Rebekka H Søndergaard, Jens Kastrup, Annette Ekblond
BACKGROUND: Adipose derived stromal cells (ASCs) are a rich and convenient source of cells for clinical regenerative therapeutic approaches. However, applications of ASCs often require cell expansion to reach the needed dose. In this study, cultivation of ASCs from stromal vascular fraction (SVF) over two passages in the automated and functionally closed Quantum Cell Expansion System (Quantum system) is compared with traditional manual cultivation. METHODS: Stromal vascular fraction was isolated from abdominal fat, suspended in α-MEM supplemented with 10% Fetal Bovine Serum and seeded into either T75 flasks or a Quantum system that had been coated with cryoprecipitate...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812347/t2-imaging-changes-in-the-nigrosome-1-relate-to-clinical-measures-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Katherine A Fu, Romil Nathan, Ivo D Dinov, Junning Li, Arthur W Toga
BACKGROUND: The nigrosome-1 region of the substantia nigra (SN) undergoes the greatest and earliest dopaminergic neuron loss in Parkinson's disease (PD). As T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are often collected with routine clinical MRI protocols, this investigation aims to determine whether T2-imaging changes in the nigrosome-1 are related to clinical measures of PD and to assess their potential as a more clinically accessible biomarker for PD. METHODS: Voxel intensity ratios were calculated for T2-weighted MRI scans from 47 subjects from the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative database...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806604/breast-parenchymal-patterns-in-processed-versus-raw-digital-mammograms-a-large-population-study-toward-assessing-differences-in-quantitative-measures-across-image-representations
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Aimilia Gastounioti, Andrew Oustimov, Brad M Keller, Lauren Pantalone, Meng-Kang Hsieh, Emily F Conant, Despina Kontos
PURPOSE: With raw digital mammograms (DMs), which retain the relationship with x-ray attenuation of the breast tissue, not being routinely available, processed DMs are often the only viable means to acquire imaging measures. The authors investigate differences in quantitative measures of breast density and parenchymal texture, shown to have value in breast cancer risk assessment, between the two DM representations. METHODS: The authors report data from 8458 pairs of bilateral raw ("FOR PROCESSING") and processed ("FOR PRESENTATION") DMs acquired from 4278 women undergoing routine screening evaluation, collected with DM units from two different vendors...
November 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801488/peritoneal-dialysis-experience-of-the-department-of-pediatrics-of-the-hospital-charles-nicolle-of-tunis
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Manel Jellouli, Meriem Ferjani, Amal Oueslati, Kamel Abidi, Ouns Naija, Yousra Hammi, Taieb Ben Abdallah, Tahar Gargah
Introduction Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is still the most common modality used in treatment for children with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The objective of this study was to identify the epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological factors affecting the outcome of PD. Methods In this study, we retrospectively reviewed the records of 85 patients who were treated with DP for the last ten years (from January 2004 to December 2013) in the Department of Pediatrics in Charles Nicolle hospital, Tunis. Results The mean duration of PD was 18...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798653/progression-of-regional-microstructural-degeneration-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-multicenter-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Yu Zhang, I-Wei Wu, Duygu Tosun, Eric Foster, Norbert Schuff
This study aimed to identify the utility of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in measuring the regional distribution of abnormal microstructural progression in patients with Parkinson's disease who were enrolled in the Parkinson's progression marker initiative (PPMI). One hundred and twenty two de-novo PD patients (age = 60.5±9) and 50 healthy controls (age = 60.6±11) had DTI scans at baseline and 12.6±1 months later. Automated image processing included an intra-subject registration of all time points and an inter-subjects registration to a brain atlas...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795628/swan-neck-versus-straight-peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-long-term-effect-on-patient-and-method-survival
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V Filiopoulos, D Biblaki, L Takouli, A Dounavis, D Hadjiyannakos, D Vlassopoulos
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is limited mainly by a higher technique failure rate as compared to hemodialysis (HD), catheter malfunction being an important reason. Intra- and extra-peritoneal catheter configuration may be associated with mechanical and infectious complications affecting method survival. We report our experience with two extra-peritoneal catheter configurations: the straight and the swan-neck (SN) catheters. A total of 85 consecutive patients, 58 males and 27 females were included in the study. Among them, 26 were diabetics; 52 were treated with automated PD (APD) and 33 with continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD)...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761709/magnetic-resonance-parkinsonism-index-diagnostic-accuracy-of-a-fully-automated-algorithm-in-comparison-with-the-manual-measurement-in-a-large-italian-multicentre-study-in-patients-with-progressive-supranuclear-palsy
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Salvatore Nigro, Gennarina Arabia, Angelo Antonini, Luca Weis, Andrea Marcante, Alessandro Tessitore, Mario Cirillo, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Stefano Zanigni, Giovanna Calandra-Buonaura, Caterina Tonon, Gianni Pezzoli, Roberto Cilia, Mario Zappia, Alessandra Nicoletti, Calogero Edoardo Cicero, Michele Tinazzi, Pierluigi Tocco, Nicolò Cardobi, Aldo Quattrone
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the reliability of a new in-house automatic algorithm for calculating the Magnetic Resonance Parkinsonism Index (MRPI), in a large multicentre study population of patients affected by progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) or Parkinson's disease (PD), and healthy controls (HC), and to compare the diagnostic accuracy of the automatic and manual MRPI values. METHODS: The study included 88 PSP patients, 234 PD patients and 117 controls. MRI was performed using both 3T and 1...
October 19, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747983/volumetric-analysis-of-the-cerebellum-in-patients-with-progressive-supranuclear-palsy
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738089/short-dwell-cycling-intraperitoneal-cefazolin-plus-ceftazidime-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717372/development-of-a-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-immunohistochemical-assay-validated-for-analysis-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680758/the-phantom-of-metformin-induced-lactic-acidosis-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-time-to-reconsider-with-peritoneal-dialysis-treatment
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667773/an-analytical-comparison-of-dako-28-8-pharmdx-assay-and-an-e1l3n-laboratory-developed-test-in-the-immunohistochemical-detection-of-programmed-death-ligand-1
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659931/effect-of-balance-solution-on-the-peritoneal-membrane-in-automated-peritoneal-dialysis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634820/development-and-preclinical-testing-of-an-adaptive-algorithm-for-automated-control-of-inspired-oxygen-in-the-preterm-infant
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624915/expression-and-prognostic-impact-of-immune-modulatory-molecule-pd-l1-in-meningioma
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605680/risk-factors-for-decline-of-residual-renal-function-in-children-treated-with-peritoneal-dialysis
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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/PCrea 4h, D/D0 Glu 4h), dialysis adequacy (twKt/V, twCCr [L/week/1...
November 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27588333/lung-carcinoma-predictive-biomarker-testing-by-immunoperoxidase-stains-in-cytology-and-small-biopsy-specimens-advantages-and-limitations
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27581233/acute-peritoneal-dialysis-in-a-jehovah-s-witness-post-laparotomy
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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
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