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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141306/-methods-and-advances-in-the-research-of-lymphatics-in-the-head-and-neck
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R Guo, J Tian, Y Jia, P F He, R X Jin, J Guo, B Q Wang
The lymphatic system plays an important role in human health and disease. In addition to a role in the immune response, the lymphatics can also serve as a pathway for cancer metastasis.Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common cancers.In the case where the primary focus has been controlled, cervical lymph node metastasis is one of the most important factors affecting the prognosis of head and neck cancer.Thus, understanding the anatomy of the lymphatic system is of paramount importance in predicting cancer metastasis and to perform proper lymph node dissection in cancer patients...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139554/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-new-strategies-to-checkmate-cancer
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REVIEW
Ruairi A M Wilson, T R Jeffry Evans, Alasdair R Fraser, Robert J B Nibbs
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) targeting Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte-Associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) or Programmed cell Death protein 1 (PD-1) receptors have demonstrated remarkable efficacy in subsets of patients with malignant disease. This emerging treatment modality holds great promise for future cancer treatment and has engaged pharmaceutical research interests in tumour immunology. While ICIs can induce rapid and durable responses in some patients, identifying predictive factors for effective clinical responses has proven challenging...
November 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139548/prospects-from-systems-serology-research
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Kelly B Arnold, Amy W Chung
Antibodies are highly functional glycoproteins capable of providing immune protection through multiple mechanisms, including direct pathogen neutralization and the engagement of their Fc-portions with surrounding effector immune cells and immune components that induce anti-pathogenic responses. Small modifications to multiple antibody biophysical features induced by vaccines and other therapeutic regimens can significantly alter functional immune outcomes, though it is difficult to predict which combinations confer protective immunity...
November 15, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139062/tools-in-asthma-evaluation-and-management-when-and-how-to-use-them
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Anna Mulholland, Alana Ainsworth, Naveen Pillarisetti
The goals of asthma management are accurate diagnosis, prompt initiation of treatment and monitoring of disease progression to limit potential morbidity and mortality. While the diagnosis and management is largely based on history taking and clinical examination, there are an increasing number of tools available that could be used to aid diagnosis, define phenotypes, monitor progress and assess response to treatment. Tools such as the Asthma Predictive Index could help in making predictions about the possibility of asthma in childhood based on certain clinical parameters in pre-schoolers...
November 15, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138974/medical-complications-and-mortality-in-octogenarians-undergoing-elective-spinal-fusion-surgeries
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Sharad Rajpal, E Lee Nelson, Alan T Villavicencio, Jayratna Telang, Roshan Kantha, Kara Beasley, Sigita Burneikiene
BACKGROUND: The consequences of suffering postoperative complications in elderly undergoing spinal surgeries may be different compared to younger patients. The primary objective of this study was to identify the types and frequency of medical complications and mortality rates in patients 80 years of age or older undergoing elective spinal fusion surgeries for degenerative spinal disease. METHODS: A prospective observational study with a retrospective chart review was performed, which included all consecutive patients ≥80 years old undergoing elective spinal fusion surgeries from May 2012 to August 2015...
November 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138528/the-predictive-value-of-pitx2-dna-methylation-for-high-risk-breast-cancer-therapy-current-guidelines-medical-needs-and-challenges
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Michaela Aubele, Manfred Schmitt, Rudolf Napieralski, Stefan Paepke, Johannes Ettl, Magdalena Absmaier, Viktor Magdolen, John Martens, John A Foekens, Olaf G Wilhelm, Marion Kiechle
High-risk breast cancer comprises distinct tumor entities such as triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) which is characterized by lack of estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR) and the HER2 receptor and breast malignancies which have spread to more than three lymph nodes. For such patients, current (inter)national guidelines recommend anthracycline-based chemotherapy as the standard of care, but not all patients do equally benefit from such a chemotherapy. To further improve therapy decision-making, predictive biomarkers are of high, so far unmet, medical need...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138453/the-prognostic-value-of-agr2-expression-in-solid-tumours-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shao-Bo Tian, Kai-Xiong Tao, Jia Hu, Zhi-Bo Liu, Xue-Liang Ding, Ya-Nan Chu, Jin-Yuan Cui, Xiao-Ming Shuai, Jin-Bo Gao, Kai-Lin Cai, Ji-Liang Wang, Guo-Bin Wang, Lin Wang, Zheng Wang
The prognostic value of anterior gradient-2 (AGR2) in tumours remains inconclusive. Here, we systematically reviewed the literature evidence and assessed the association between AGR2 expression and prognosis in solid tumours. The primary outcomes were overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS), and disease-free survival (DFS)/recurrence-free survival (RFS)/progression-free survival (PFS). All analyses were performed by STATA 12.0, with the hazard ratio (HR) or odds ratios (OR), and 95% confidence interval (CI) as the effect size estimate...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138271/addressing-the-perfect-storm-biomarkers-in-obesity-and-pathophysiology-of-cardiometabolic-risk
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Krasimira Aleksandrova, Dariush Mozaffarian, Tobias Pischon
BACKGROUND: The worldwide rise of obesity has provoked intensified research to better understand its pathophysiology as a means for disease prevention. Several biomarkers that may reflect various pathophysiological pathways that link obesity and cardiometabolic diseases have been identified over the past decades. CONTENT: We summarize research evidence regarding the role of established and novel obesity-related biomarkers, focusing on recent epidemiological evidence for detrimental associations with cardiometabolic diseases including obesity-related cancer...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138242/role-of-ecmo-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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REVIEW
Merrill McHoney, Philip Hammond
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is typified morphologically by failure of diaphragmatic development with accompanying lung hypoplasia and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Patients who have labile physiology and low preductal saturations despite optimal ventilatory and inotropic support may be considered for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Systematic reviews into the benefits of ECMO in CDH concluded that any benefit is unclear. Few randomised trials exist to demonstrate clear benefit and guide management...
November 14, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137104/tumor-and-bone-marrow-uptakes-on-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-predict-prognosis-in-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-receiving-rituximab-containing-chemotherapy
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Chin-Chuan Chang, Shih-Feng Cho, Hung-Pin Tu, Chia-Yang Lin, Ya-Wen Chuang, Shu-Min Chang, Wen-Ling Hsu, Ying-Fong Huang
The purpose of this study was to determine the relevance of standardized uptake value (SUV) on [F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), focusing on tumor and bone marrow, to disease outcomes based on progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) receiving rituximab-containing chemotherapy.We reviewed the records of patients with DLBCL who were diagnosed between September 2009 and January 2013 and underwent pretreatment whole-body FDG PET/CT scans...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136680/developing-prognostic-biomarkers-in-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration-their-clinical-use-in-predicting-progression
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REVIEW
Angelica Ly, Michael Yapp, Lisa Nivison-Smith, Nagi Assaad, Michael Hennessy, Michael Kalloniatis
Age-related macular degeneration is a common, complex and blinding eye disease. When early and intermediate levels of severity are detected in one or both eyes, there is a wide-ranging 0.4 to 53 per cent risk of progression to advanced disease in five years. In order to maximise visual outcomes for their patients, practising eye-care professionals must be able to stratify patients according to their risk of progression, intervene (for example by recommending smoking cessation or nutritional supplements and Amsler grid self-monitoring in intermediate disease) and monitor accordingly...
November 14, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135986/splenomegaly-diagnostic-validity-work-up-and-underlying-causes
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Emelie Curovic Rotbain, Dennis Lund Hansen, Ove Schaffalitzky de Muckadell, Flemming Wibrand, Allan Meldgaard Lund, Henrik Frederiksen
PURPOSE: Our aim was to assess the validity of the ICD-10 code for splenomegaly in the Danish National Registry of Patients (DNRP), as well as to investigate which underlying diseases explained the observed splenomegaly. BACKGROUND: Splenomegaly is a common finding in patients referred to an internal medical department and can be caused by a large spectrum of diseases, including haematological diseases and liver cirrhosis. However, some patients remain without a causal diagnosis, despite extensive medical work-up...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135777/validity-of-using-inpatient-and-outpatient-administrative-codes-to-identify-acute-venous-thromboembolism-the-cvrn-vte-study
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Margaret C Fang, Dongjie Fan, Sue Hee Sung, Daniel M Witt, John R Schmelzer, Steven R Steinhubl, Steven H Yale, Alan S Go
BACKGROUND: Administrative data are frequently used to identify venous thromboembolism (VTE) for research and quality reporting. However, the validity of these codes, particularly in outpatients, has not been well-established. OBJECTIVE: To determine how well International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes for VTE predict chart-confirmed acute VTE in inpatient and outpatients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We selected 4642 adults with an incident ICD-9 diagnosis of VTE between years 2004 and 2010 from the Cardiovascular Research Network Venous Thromboembolism cohort study...
December 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135056/a-systematic-review-of-the-associations-between-hiv-hcv-coinfection-and-biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Olatokunbo Osibogun, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Erin D Michos, Erica S Spatz, Babatunde Olubajo, Khurram Nasir, Wasim Maziak
The incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection has been increasing with over 10 million people affected globally. The role biomarkers play as predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among coinfected individuals is not well defined. We aimed to systematically review current evidence describing CVD biomarkers among individuals with HIV/HCV coinfection. We searched EMBASE, CINAHL, Google Scholar, PubMed, and Web of Science from inception to June 2017. MeSH terms and keywords were used to identify studies with information on HIV/HCV coinfection and CVD biomarkers (structural, functional, and serological) such as carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), endothelial markers, C-reactive protein (CRP), homocysteine, and lipids...
November 14, 2017: Reviews in Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134827/serum-plasma-and-saliva-biomarkers-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Lidia Maria Rebolho Batista Arantes, Ana Carolina de Carvalho, Matias Eliseo Melendez, André Lopes Carvalho
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) encompasses tumors arising from several locations (oral and nasal cavities, paranasal sinuses, salivary glands, pharynx, and larynx) and currently stands as the sixth most common cancer worldwide. The most important risk factors identified so far are tobacco and alcohol consumption, and, for a subgroup of HNSCCs, infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Despite several improvements in the treatment of these tumors in the last decades, overall survival rates have only improved marginally, mainly due to the advanced clinical stage at diagnosis and the high rates of treatment failure associated with this late diagnosis...
November 14, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134342/an-introduction-and-overview-of-machine-learning-in-neurosurgical-care
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REVIEW
Joeky T Senders, Mark M Zaki, Aditya V Karhade, Bliss Chang, William B Gormley, Marike L Broekman, Timothy R Smith, Omar Arnaout
BACKGROUND: Machine learning (ML) is a branch of artificial intelligence that allows computers to learn from large complex datasets without being explicitly programmed. Although ML is already widely manifest in our daily lives in various forms, the considerable potential of ML has yet to find its way into mainstream medical research and day-to-day clinical care. The complex diagnostic and therapeutic modalities used in neurosurgery provide a vast amount of data that is ideally suited for ML models...
November 13, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134170/effectiveness-of-bilateral-inferior-petrosal-sinuses-sampling-in-tumor-lateralization-intraoperative-findings-and-postoperative-results
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Pablo Harker, Oscar Feo-Lee, Manuel Giraldo-Grueso, Juan Carlos Puentes
Object  Diagnosis and treatment of Cushing's disease (CD) is a demanding endeavor. We evaluated the effectiveness of inferior petrosal sinus sampling (IPSS) in preoperative tumor lateralization and surgical outcomes. Methods  Fifty-two consecutive patients with CD and normal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were enrolled between 2009 and 2015. Selective catheterization of petrosal sinuses for IPSS was performed. All patients underwent microsurgical dissection, and if a lesion was found, underwent lesion resection...
December 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133193/prognostic-value-of-microrna-224-in-various-cancers-a-meta-analysis
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Yue Zhang, Cong-Cong Guo, Dong-Hui Guan, Chuan-Hua Yang, Yue-Hua Jiang
BACKGROUND: During previous studies, microRNA-224 (miR-224) was frequently investigated and discovered to be of vital significance to prognosis of patients with various cancers. However, its accurate prognostic value has not been estimated worldwide. Herein, we performed meta-analysis to assess its potential predictive value in a variety of human tumors. METHODS: Qualified researches were identified up to March 1, 2017 through performing online searches in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133170/hydronephrosis-and-crossing-vessels-in-children-optimization-of-diagnostic-therapeutic-pathway-and-analysis-of-color-doppler-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance-urography-diagnostic-accuracy
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M C Y Wong, G Piaggio, M B Damasio, C Molinelli, S M Ferretti, A Pistorio, G Ghiggeri, M L Degl'Innocenti, A Canepa, V Incarbone, G Mattioli
INTRODUCTION: Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is one of the most frequent urological diseases affecting the pediatric population. It can be due to both intrinsic stenosis of the junction and extrinsic causes such as the presence of crossing vessels (CVs), which can be detected by color Doppler ultrasound (CD-US). Magnetic resonance urography (MRU) is a good alternative, but sedation and infusion of a contrast agent are required. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the diagnostic accuracy of CD-US and MRU in visualizing CVs in pediatric hydronephrosis, in order to decide the correct diagnostic pathway in the pre-operative phase...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132565/anatomy-and-breast-cancer-staging-is-it-still-relevant
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REVIEW
Jennifer K Plichta, Brittany M Campbell, Elizabeth A Mittendorf, E Shelley Hwang
Breast cancer staging concisely summarizes disease status, creating a framework for assessing and relaying prognostic information. The fundamental concepts and components of breast cancer staging are reviewed. The AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, which includes traditional anatomic factors, now includes additional tumor characteristics: tumor grade, estrogen receptor status, progesterone receptor status, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 status, and (when available) multigene panel testing from the primary tumor...
January 2018: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
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