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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731942/geriatric-assessment-and-tools-for-predicting-treatment-toxicity-in-older-adults-with-cancer
#1
Daneng Li, Enrique Soto-Perez-de-Celis, Arti Hurria
Cancer is a disease of older adults, and the majority of new cancer cases and deaths occur in people 65 years or older. However, fewer data are available regarding the risks and benefits of cancer treatment in older adults, and commonly used assessments in oncology fail to adequately evaluate factors that affect treatment efficacy and outcomes in the older patients. The geriatric assessment is a multidisciplinary evaluation that provides detailed information about a patient's functional status, comorbidities, psychological state, social support, nutritional status, and cognitive function...
July 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730919/an-update-on-biomarker-discovery-and-use-in-systemic-sclerosis
#2
Takashi Matsushita, Kazuhiko Takehara
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by excessive extracellular matrix deposition in the skin and internal organs. Three major abnormalities, autoimmunity, vasculopathy, and fibrosis, are considered to play important roles in the pathophysiology of SSc. SSc is a heterogeneous disease with clinical features, disease progress, therapeutic response, and prognosis. Therefore, identification of biomarkers, which can predict the course of the disease, is required for the progress of clinical practice...
July 21, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730775/charlson-comorbidity-index-for-evaluati%C3%AE-n-%C3%AE-f-the-outcomes-of-elderly-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-surgery-for-colon-cancer
#3
Yun Huang, Yuxing Zhang, Jianjun Li, Gang Liu
PURPOSE: We investigated the effectiveness of the Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) for predicting postoperative 30-day complications and long-term survival outcomes of elderly patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer with radical intent. METHODS: We reviewed 178 patients aged ≥70 years who underwent laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer with radical intent between January 2008 and December 2015. Patients were divided into high CCI (CCI ≥ 3; n=71) and low CCI (CCI < 3; n=107) groups for comparative analyses of differences in their short- and long-term outcomes...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730666/weaning-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-in-patients-with-suspected-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-disease
#4
R Jun Lin, Shaum Sridharan, Libby J Smith, VyVy N Young, Clark A Rosen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) weaning protocol in a cohort of patients following successful empiric treatment for suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: LPRD patients were weaned from PPIs using a standardized weaning protocol. Symptom recurrence rate following PPI wean and present PPI use were determined. All numeric data were analyzed...
July 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730250/metastatic-high-grade-myxofibrosarcoma-review-of-a-clinical-case
#5
Tiberiu Paul Neagu, Ruxandra Diana Sinescu, Valentin Enache, Sanda Claudia Achim, Mirela Ţigliş, Liliana Elena Mirea
We present the particular clinical and histological features of a metastatic high-grade myxofibrosarcoma (MFS) of the left buttock in a 77-year-old male patient. The tumor was biopsied and surgically removed in order to increase the patient's comfort, due to its increased size and aggressive clinical behavior. Computed tomography (CT) revealed metastases in the pleura and mediastinal lymph nodes, so limb-sparing tumor excision followed by palliative care was the best practice for the patient until the fatal outcome...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729919/toward-understanding-non-coding-rna-roles-in-intracranial-aneurysms-and-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#6
Fengzhen Huang, Jiping Yi, Tieqiao Zhou, Xiaoxiang Gong, Hong Jiang, Xiaoxi Yao
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a common and frequently life-threatening cerebrovascular disease, which is mostly related with a ruptured intracranial aneurysm. Its complications include rebleeding, early brain injury, cerebral vasospasm, delayed cerebral ischemia, chronic hydrocephalus, and also non neurological problems. Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), comprising of microRNAs (miRNAs), small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), play an important role in intracranial aneurysms and SAH. Here, we review the non-coding RNAs expression profile and their related mechanisms in intracranial aneurysms and SAH...
2017: Translational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729176/infant-nephrolithiasis-and-nephrocalcinosis-natural-history-and-predictors-of-surgical-intervention
#7
Veridiana Andrioli, Kerri Highmore, Michael P Leonard, Luis A Guerra, Kenneth Tang, Jennifer Vethamuthu, Victoria Meyers, Katrina J Sullivan, Melise A Keays
INTRODUCTION: Renal stone disease diagnosed in the first year of life is relatively uncommon. While risk factors such as low birth weight, furosemide exposure, and metabolic disorders are well established, there exists little information regarding resolution rates and need for surgical intervention. Our study objective was to evaluate urolithiasis and renal calcification resolution rates, time to resolution, and need for surgical intervention in children diagnosed in their first year of life...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729061/biomarkers-for-alzheimer-disease-classical-and-novel-candidates-review
#8
REVIEW
Nadia El Kadmiri, Nadia Said, Ilham Slassi, Bouchra El Moutawakil, Sellama Nadifi
The biomarkers may be useful for predictive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The current challenge is to diagnose it in its preclinical phase. The combination of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers and imaging has been investigated extensively for a number of years. It can provide an increased diagnostic accuracy. This review discusses the contribution of classical biomarkers to predict AD and highlightsnovel candidates identified as potential markers for AD. We referred to the electronic databases PubMed/Medline and Web of Science to search for articles that were published until February 2016...
July 17, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728932/the-complex-restrictive-pulmonary-function-pattern-clinical-and-radiological-analysis-of-a-common-but-previously-undescribed-restrictive-pattern
#9
Ryan D Clay, Vivek N Iyer, Dereddi Raja Reddy, Brittany Siontis, Paul D Scanlon
BACKGROUND: Most patients with restriction have a PFT pattern in which TLC, FVC and FEV1 are reduced to a similar degree. We call this pattern 'simple' restriction (SR). In contrast, we commonly observe a pattern in which FVC percent predicted (pp) is disproportionately reduced relative to TLCpp. We term this pattern 'complex restriction' (CR) and attempted to characterize its clinical, radiologic and physiologic features. METHODS: We reviewed PFTs of patients tested between November 2009 and June 2013 who had restriction (TLC<LLN)...
July 17, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728883/long-term-survival-outcomes-of-primary-breast-cancer-in-women-with-or-without-preoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a%C3%A2-matched-cohort-study
#10
W J Choi, J H Cha, H H Kim, H J Shin, E Y Chae, K H Jung, J-H Ahn, S-B Kim, B H Son, S H Ahn
AIMS: To investigate whether preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with primary breast cancer is predictive of disease-free (DFS) and overall survival and to determine the prognostic factors indicating survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board and the requirement for informed consent was waived. From 2009 to 2010, 828 women with primary breast cancer and preoperative MRI were matched with 1613 women without such imaging...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728443/functional-assessment-of-coronary-artery-disease-by-cardiac-computed-tomography
#11
T A Treibel, A Rossi, F Pugliese, C Davies
Rapid technological advances in computed tomography (CT) have allowed CT coronary angiography (CTCA) to be delivered at low radiation dose and high diagnostic accuracy. Due to its high negative predictive value for coronary artery disease, it has become a gatekeeper for the assessment of patients with chest pain of recent onset. Second line functional assessment of a detected coronary stenosis relies mostly on other imaging modalities. Functional assessment of coronary artery disease by CT is therefore an attractive addition to CTCA...
July 21, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728441/ability-of-pulmonary-function-decline-to-predict-death-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patients
#12
Irina Enache, Cristina Pistea, Marie Fleury, Mickael Schaeffer, Monique Oswald-Mammosser, Andoni Echaniz-Laguna, Christine Tranchant, Nicolas Meyer, Anne Charloux
OBJECTIVES: Objectives were to evaluate the relative risk of death associated with lung function decline in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and to examine the ability of ALS patients to perform volitional pulmonary function tests (PFTs). METHODS: The PFTs of 256 consecutive patients referred to the Strasbourg University Hospital ALS Centre over an eight-year period were reviewed. Slow vital capacity (VC), maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures (MIP, MEP), sniff nasal inspiratory pressure (SNIP), and peak cough flow (PCF) were performed at diagnosis and then every four months...
July 20, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728297/-the-prognosis-and-clinicopathological-characteristics-of-70-gastric-cancer-patients-with-elevated-serum-afp
#13
Y K Wang, L Shen, X T Zhang
Objective: This study aimed to review the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of advanced gastric cancer patients with elevated serum Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). Methods: From August 2006 to May 2016, 70patients with advanced gastric cancer were enrolled retrospectively. All these patients had pathologically confirmed gastric adenocarcinoma, had a serum AFP level of more than 20 ng/ml, and received at least first-line treatment. The clinicopathological data and follow-up data were collected for analysis...
July 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726770/a-model-for-the-regulation-of-follicular-dendritic-cells-predicts-invariant-reciprocal-time-decay-of-post-vaccine-antibody-response
#14
Anthony Almudevar
Follicular dendritic cells (FDC) play a crucial role in the regulation of humoral immunity. They are believed to be responsible for long-term persistence of antibody, due to their role in antibody response induction and their ability to retain antigen in immunogenic form for long periods. In this article, a regulatory control model is proposed which links persistence of humoral immunity with cellular processes associated with FDCs. The argument is comprised of three elements. The first is a literature review of population-level studies of post-vaccination antibody persistence...
July 20, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726662/cytokines-as-the-predictors-of-severe-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-in-children-review
#15
I Chkhaidze, N Kapanadze
In spite of many attempts to differentiate bacterial from viral disease and predict severity and outcome, the etiologic diagnosis of paediatric community acquired pneumonia and the estimation of potential outcomes remain unsolved problems in most cases. Mycoplasma pneumoniae is one of the major pathogens causing CAP in children. Although MP infection was traditionally thought to be a self-limited process, more and more severe cases even fatal cases of MP infections were reported in recent years. So it is essential for pediatricians to recognize severe or refractory or severe MP early, treat it promptly and prevent the progress of the disease...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726121/bone-marrow-oedema-predicts-bone-collapse-in-paediatric-and-adolescent-leukaemia-patients-with-corticosteroid-induced-osteonecrosis
#16
Ashok Joseph Theruvath, Preeti Arun Sukerkar, Shanshan Bao, Jarrett Rosenberg, Sandra Luna-Fineman, Sandhya Kharbanda, Heike Elisabeth Daldrup-Link
OBJECTIVES: Corticosteroid treatment of paediatric leukaemia patients can lead to osteonecrosis (ON). We determined whether bone marrow oedema (BME) is an early sign of progressive ON and eventual bone collapse. METHODS: In a retrospective study, two radiologists reviewed MR imaging characteristics of 47 early stage epiphyseal ON in 15 paediatric and adolescent leukaemia patients. Associations between BME on initial imaging studies and subchondral fracture, disease progression and bone collapse were assessed by Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel tests...
July 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725948/genomics-and-epigenomics-in-rheumatic-diseases-what-do-they-provide-in-terms-of-diagnosis-and-disease-management
#17
Patricia Castro-Santos, Roberto Díaz-Peña
Most rheumatic diseases are complex or multifactorial entities with pathogeneses that interact with both multiple genetic factors and a high number of diverse environmental factors. Knowledge of the human genome sequence and its diversity among populations has provided a crucial step forward in our understanding of genetic diseases, identifying many genetic loci or genes associated with diverse phenotypes. In general, susceptibility to autoimmunity is associated with multiple risk factors, but the mechanism of the environmental component influence is poorly understood...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725579/multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-prostate-a-basic-tutorial
#18
REVIEW
Miguel C Cabarrus, Antonio C Westphalen
Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer related death in the United States and the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in men. In general, prostate cancer is slow growing, though there is a broad spectrum of disease that may be indolent, or aggressive and rapidly progressive. Screening for prostate is controversial and complicated by lack of specificity and over diagnosis of clinically insignificant cancer. Imaging has played a role in diagnosis of prostate cancer, primarily through systemic transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided biopsy...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725301/review-of-infectious-etiology-of-acute-pancreatitis
#19
REVIEW
Prashanth Rawla, Sathyajit S Bandaru, Anantha R Vellipuram
While gallstones and alcoholism are widely known to be the most common causative agents of acute pancreatitis, about 10% of cases are thought to be caused by infectious microorganisms. These microorganisms include viruses (e.g. mumps, Coxsackie B, and hepatitis), bacteria (e.g. Mycoplasma pneumoniae and leptospirosis), and parasites (e.g. Ascaris lumbricoides, Fasciola hepatica, and hydatid disease). Each organism causes acute pancreatitis through diverse mechanisms. The review is primarily conducted in an attempt to provide a better understanding of the possibility of acute pancreatitis presenting as a complication relating to these organisms, and the aim is to guide future diagnoses, management, and predictions of complications...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723775/the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-could-be-a-good-diagnostic-marker-and-predictor-of-relapse-in-patients-with-adult-onset-still-s-disease-a-strobe-compliant-retrospective-observational-analysis
#20
Ji-Yeoun Seo, Chang-Hee Suh, Ju-Yang Jung, Ar-Reum Kim, Ji Won Yang, Hyoun-Ah Kim
The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is the proportion of absolute neutrophil count to lymphocytes on routine complete blood count (CBC) tests, and has been studied as a simple marker of the systemic inflammatory response. This study was performed to investigate whether the NLR could be used as a tool to diagnose and predict prognosis in cases of adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD).We retrospectively reviewed 164 patients with suspected AOSD. Among 164 patients with suspected AOSD, 37 patients received another diagnosis (such as viral infection) and were compared with the 127 patients who received a diagnosis of AOSD...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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