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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340960/higher-levels-of-progranulin-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-patients-with-lymphoma-and-carcinoma-with-cns-metastasis
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Akio Kimura, Masao Takemura, Ginette Serrero, Nobuaki Yoshikura, Yuichi Hayashi, Kuniaki Saito, Takashi Inuzuka
Assessing central nervous system (CNS) involvement in patients with lymphoma or carcinoma is important in determining therapy and prognosis. Progranulin (PGRN) is a secreted glycosylated protein with roles in cancer growth and survival; it is highly expressed in aggressive cancer cell lines and specimens from many cancer types. We examined PRGN levels by Enzyme Immuno-Assay (EIA) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples from 230 patients, including 18 with lymphoma [12 with CNS metastasis (CNS+); 6 without CNS metastasis (CNS-)], 21 with carcinomas (10 CNS+; 11 CNS-), and 191 control patients with non-cancer neurological diseases, and compared PRGN levels among these disease groups...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340799/fully-automated-life-support-an-implementation-and-feasibility-pilot-study-in-healthy-pigs
#2
Wilfried Klingert, Jörg Peter, Christian Thiel, Karolin Thiel, Wolfgang Rosenstiel, Kathrin Klingert, Christian Grasshoff, Alfred Königsrainer, Martin Schenk
BACKGROUND: Automated systems are available in various application areas all over the world for the purpose of reducing workload and increasing safety. However, such support systems that would aid caregivers are still lacking in the medical sector. With respect to workload and safety, especially, the intensive care unit appears to be an important and challenging application field. Whereas many closed-loop subsystems for single applications already exist, no comprehensive system covering multiple therapeutic aspects and interactions is available yet...
January 16, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340753/can-spelt-wheat-be-used-as-heterotic-group-for-hybrid-wheat-breeding
#3
Wessam Akel, Patrick Thorwarth, Vilson Mirdita, Elmar A Weissman, Guozheng Liu, Tobias Würschum, C Friedrich H Longin
Spelt wheat is a distinct genetic group to elite bread wheat, but heterosis for yield and protein quality is too low for spelt to be recommended as heterotic group for hybrid breeding in wheat. The feasibility to switch from line to hybrid breeding is currently a hot topic in the wheat community. One limitation seems to be the lack of divergent heterotic groups within wheat adapted to a certain region. Spelt wheat is a hexaploid wheat that can easily be crossed with bread wheat and that forms a divergent genetic group when compared to elite bread wheat...
January 16, 2018: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339498/mafa-missense-mutation-causes-familial-insulinomatosis-and-diabetes-mellitus
#4
Donato Iacovazzo, Sarah E Flanagan, Emily Walker, Rosana Quezado, Fernando Antonio de Sousa Barros, Richard Caswell, Matthew B Johnson, Matthew Wakeling, Michael Brändle, Min Guo, Mary N Dang, Plamena Gabrovska, Bruno Niederle, Emanuel Christ, Stefan Jenni, Bence Sipos, Maike Nieser, Andrea Frilling, Ketan Dhatariya, Philippe Chanson, Wouter W de Herder, Björn Konukiewitz, Günter Klöppel, Roland Stein, Márta Korbonits, Sian Ellard
The β-cell-enriched MAFA transcription factor plays a central role in regulating glucose-stimulated insulin secretion while also demonstrating oncogenic transformation potential in vitro. No disease-causing MAFA variants have been previously described. We investigated a large pedigree with autosomal dominant inheritance of diabetes mellitus or insulinomatosis, an adult-onset condition of recurrent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia caused by multiple insulin-secreting neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas. Using exome sequencing, we identified a missense MAFA mutation (p...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339410/maintenance-of-genome-integrity%C3%A2-by-mi2-homologs-chd-3-and-let-418-in%C3%A2-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Carolyn A Turcotte, Solomon A Sloat, Julia A Rigothi, Erika Rosenkranse, Alexandra L Northrup, Nicolas P Andrews, Paula M Checchi
Meiotic recombination depends upon the tightly coordinated regulation of chromosome dynamics and is essential for the production of haploid gametes. Central to this process is the formation and repair of meiotic double-stranded breaks (DSBs), which must take place within the constraints of a specialized chromatin architecture. Here, we demonstrate a role for the nucleosome remodeling and deacetylase (NuRD) complex in orchestrating meiotic chromosome dynamics in Caenorhabditis elegans. Our data reveal that the conserved Mi2 homologs Chromodomain helicase DNA binding protein (CHD-3) and its paralog LET-418 facilitate meiotic progression by ensuring faithful repair of DSBs through homologous recombination...
January 16, 2018: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338455/current-treatment-options-for-meningioma
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Caroline Apra, Matthieu Peyre, Michel Kalamarides
With an annual incidence of 5/100,000, meningioma is the most frequent primary tumor of the central nervous system. Risk factors are radiotherapy and hormone intake. Most meningiomas are grade I benign tumors, but up to 15% are atypical and 2% anaplastic according to the WHO 2016 histological criteria. Areas covered: This review details the current standard therapy based on international guidelines and recent literature, and describes new approaches developed to treat refractory cases. First-line treatments are observation and surgery, but adjuvant radiotherapy/radiosurgery is discussed for atypical and indicated for anaplastic meningiomas...
January 17, 2018: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338079/nutrition-delivery-and-growth-outcomes-in-infants-with-gastroschisis
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Charles R Hong, David Zurakowski, Brenna S Fullerton, Katelyn Ariagno, Tom Jaksic, Nilesh M Mehta
BACKGROUND: We aimed to describe nutrient intake and growth in infants with gastroschisis and identify factors associated with impaired growth. METHODS: Retrospective study of neonates who underwent gastroschisis repair from 2010 to 2015. Nutrient intake and weight-for-age z scores (WAZ) were recorded. RESULTS: Data from 60 eligible infants with median (Q1, Q3) gestational age of 36 weeks (35, 37) and birth weight 2418 g (2098, 2665) were analyzed...
January 8, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336841/economic-impact-of-the-new-oral-treatments-for-multiple-sclerosis
#8
L Álvarez Ayuso, B Rodríguez Marrodán, M R Blasco Quílez, J A García-Merino, A Sánchez Guerrero
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease affecting the central nervous system and is characterised by inflammation, demyelination, gliosis, and axonal damage. The introduction of dimethyl fumarate and teriflunomide has led to an increase in the number of alternative first-line therapies for MS. The objective of this study was to evaluate the economic impact of the incorporation of new oral therapies at the reference unit (CSUR) at Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda...
January 11, 2018: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336268/%C3%AE-naplastic-lymphoma-kinase-in-glioblastoma-detection-diagnostic-methods-and-therapeutic-options
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Theodosis Kalamatianos, Despoina Denekou, George Stranjalis, Evangelia Papadimitriou
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive and common brain tumor in adults, currently lacking effective life-prolonging and recurrence-preventing therapy; median survival of GBM patients stands at only 14-16 months. Increasing lines of evidence indicate that Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), a druggable tyrosine kinase receptor over-expressed in GBM, represents a potential therapeutic target in this tumor. OBJECTIVE: An overview of the state of the art and the existing recent patents regarding potential exploitation of ALK as a therapeutic target and/or diagnostic/prognostic factor in GBM...
January 15, 2018: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336009/gefitinib-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Esther Ha Sim, Ian A Yang, Richard Wood-Baker, Rayleen V Bowman, Kwun M Fong
BACKGROUND: The role of gefitinib for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is evolving. We undertook a systematic review to evaluate the available evidence from all randomised trials. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and safety of gefitinib as first-line, second-line or maintenance treatment for advanced NSCLC. SEARCH METHODS: We performed searches in CENTRAL, MEDLINE and Embase from inception to 17 February 2017...
January 16, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334943/training-programmes-to-improve-evidence-uptake-and-utilisation-by-physiotherapists-a-systematic-scoping-review
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Jessica Stander, Karen Grimmer, Yolandi Brink
BACKGROUND: Research training programmes are a knowledge translation (KT) intervention which aim to improve research evidence uptake by clinicians. Whilst KT training programmes have been reported to significantly improve evidence uptake by physiotherapists, it is unclear which aspects of training optimally assist KT into physiotherapy practice. The purpose of the review was to establish the body of evidence regarding KT training programmes to improve physiotherapists' use of evidence-based practice (EBP) and clinical practice guidelines (CPG)...
January 15, 2018: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332575/protective-role-of-italian-juglans-regia-l-nut-ethanolic-extract-in-human-keratinocytes-under-oxidative-and-inflammatory-stress
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Cinzia Calcabrini, Umberto Mancini, Roberta De Bellis, Alessandra Frati, Anna Rita Mastrogiacomo, Giosue Annibalini, Piero Sestili, Luigi Cucchiarini, Vilberto Stocchi, Lucia Potenza
OBJECTIVE: In this research, fatty acid profile and polyphenolic content of an ethanolic extract of walnut from Juglans regia L. collected in Central Italy, were performed. The potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of the extract were investigated in the human keratinocytes cell line. METHODS: Fatty acid profile was determined by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis, total phenolic content by Folin-Ciocalteu method and aluminum chloride colorimetric method was used for determination of total flavonoids...
January 12, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332416/-autoimmune-encephalitis-possibilities-in-the-laboratory-investigation
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Katalin Böröcz, Zsófia Hayden, Viktória Mészáros, Zsuzsanna Csizmadia, Kornélia Farkas, Zoltán Kellermayer, Péter Balogh, Ferenc Nagy, Tímea Berki
INTRODUCTION: The role of autoimmune responses against central nervous system (CNS) antigens in encephalitis presenting with non-classified neurologic or psychiatric symptoms has been appreciated in the past decade. Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis has a poor prognosis and is most commonly associated with lung, ovarium, and testicular neoplasms, leading to immune reactions against intracellular antigens (anti-Hu/ANNA1, anti-Ri/ANNA2, anti-CV2/CRMP5 and anti-Ma2/Ta). In contrast, the recently described autoimmune encephalitis subtypes present with a broad spectrum of symptoms, respond to autoimmune therapies well and usually associate with autoantibodies against neuronal cell surface receptors (NMDAR, GABABR, AMPAR) or synaptic proteins (LGI1, CASPR2)...
January 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331953/efficacy-tolerability-and-acceptability-of-oxycodone-for-cancer-related-pain-in-adults-an-updated-cochrane-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mia Schmidt-Hansen, Michael I Bennett, Stephanie Arnold, Nathan Bromham, Jennifer S Hilgart
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, tolerability and acceptability of oxycodone for cancer pain in adults METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process, Embase, SCI, Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science, BIOSIS, PsycINFO and four trials registries to November 2016. RESULTS: We included 23 randomised controlled trials with 2144 patients analysed for efficacy and 2363 for safety. Meta-analyses showed no significant differences between controlled-release (CR) and immediate-release oxycodone in pain intensity or adverse events but did show significantly better pain relief after treatment with CR morphine compared with CR oxycodone...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331162/unnecessary-removal-of-central-venous-catheters-in-cancer-patients-with-bloodstream-infections
#15
Anne Marie Chaftari, Ray Hachem, Sammy Raad, Ying Jiang, Elizabeth Natividad, Patrick Chaftari, Issam Raad
We evaluated the rate of central venous catheter (CVC) removal in 283 cancer patients with bloodstream infections (BSIs). Removal of CVCs occurred unnecessarily in 57% of patients with non-central-line-associated BSI (non-CLABSI), which was equivalent to the rate of CVC removal in patients with CLABSIs. Physician education and safe interventions to salvage the vascular access are warranted. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;1-4.
January 14, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331035/noninvasive-optical-spectroscopy-for-identification-of-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-pilot-study
#16
David J Carpenter, Mirabelle B Sajisevi, Nikita Chapurin, Clifford Scott Brown, Tracy Cheng, Gregory M Palmer, Daniel S Stevenson, Caroline L Rao, Russell P Hall, Charles R Woodard
OBJECTIVE: Optical spectroscopy offers a noninvasive alternative to biopsy as a first-line screening tool for suspicious skin lesions. This study sought to define several optical parameters across malignant and benign tissue types. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective pilot trial utilizing the Zenalux IM1 optical spectroscopy device from April 2016 to February 2017. For each skin lesion, provider pre-biopsy probability of malignancy was compared to histolopathologic diagnosis...
January 13, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329342/ternary-copper-ii-complex-nci60-screening-toxicity-studies-and-evaluation-of-efficacy-in-xenograft-models-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#17
Munirah Ahmad, Shazlan-Noor Suhaimi, Tai-Lin Chu, Norazlin Abdul Aziz, Noor-Kaslina Mohd Kornain, D S Samiulla, Kwok-Wai Lo, Chew-Hee Ng, Alan Soo-Beng Khoo
Copper(II) ternary complex, [Cu(phen)(C-dmg)(H2O)]NO3 was evaluated against a panel of cell lines, tested for in vivo efficacy in nasopharyngeal carcinoma xenograft models as well as for toxicity in NOD scid gamma mice. The Cu(II) complex displayed broad spectrum cytotoxicity against multiple cancer types, including lung, colon, central nervous system, melanoma, ovarian, and prostate cancer cell lines in the NCI-60 panel. The Cu(II) complex did not cause significant induction of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A and 1A enzymes but moderately inhibited CYP isoforms 1A2, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, 2B6, 2C8 and 3A4...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329067/case-report-iatrogenic-brachial-artery-dissection-with-complete-anterograde-occlusion-during-elective-arterial-line-placement
#18
Laurence Weinberg, Diana Abu-Ssaydeh, Manfred Spanger, Patrick Lu, Michael H-G Li
INTRODUCTION: Brachial arterial catheters provide a more accurate reflection of central aortic arterial pressure compared to their radial counterparts. Although brachial arterial line complications are uncommon, we report a case of a rare iatrogenic brachial artery dissection with complete anterograde occlusion from elective arterial line placement. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 41-year-old female presented for a right upper and middle lobe resection of a large neuroendocrine lung cancer...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328057/electron-phonon-coupling-from-finite-differences
#19
Bartomeu Monserrat
The interaction between electrons and phonons underlies multiple phenomena in physics, chemistry, and materials science. Examples include superconductivity, electronic transport, and the temperature dependence of optical spectra. A first-principles description of electron-phonon coupling enables the study of the above phenomena with accuracy and material specificity, which can be used to understand experiments and to predict novel effects and functionality. In this topical review, we describe the first-principles calculation of electron-phonon coupling from finite differences...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327521/cerebrospinal-fluid-a-clinicopathologic-analysis
#20
Asha Shenoy, Heena Desai, Aparna Mandvekar
Context and Objective: This study aims to emphasize the importance of an appropriate CSF examination in patients of suspected CNS disease and the necessity of correlating it with the clinico-radiologic findings which will help in early diagnosis of CNS diseases and guide the further management of the disease. Design: In this 2 year study, 215 CSF samples from patients with clinically suspected diseases of the CNS were studied. The CSF samples were analyzed for gross examination, protein, sugar, adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels, microscopic examination and microbiologic examination...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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