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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037019/effect-of-leukocyte-alteration-on-treatment-outcomes-following-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer
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Tae Gyu Kim, Won Park, Doo Ho Choi, Hee Chul Park, Seok-Hyung Kim, Yong Beom Cho, Seong Hyen Yun, Hee Cheol Kim, Woo Yong Lee, Jeeyun Lee, Joon Oh Park, Young Suk Park
PURPOSE: Hematotoxicity following anti-cancer treatment is known to be related to treatment efficacy in several malignancies. The purpose of this study was to examine the hematologic parameters related to the tumor response and survival in patients treated with curative surgery following preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for rectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred eighteen patients with rectal cancer who underwent preoperative CRT and curative surgery were analyzed, retrospectively...
September 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036990/-drug-resistance-and-dissemination-of-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-1-positive-bacteria-in-a-patient
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X F Zhao, M Yuan, X Chen, X F Liu, D S Yu, J Li
Objective: The aim of this work was to report the surveillance and dissemination of NDM-1 positive bacteria in a patient and ward environment. Methods: In 2010, during the therapy for a 51 years old patient, clinical and environmental samples were collected for carbapenem resistant bacterial culture, according to the clinical microbiological examination. Strains identification and antibiotic susceptibility were tested by VITEK Compact 2 system and E-test. The bla(NDM-1) was detected by PCR and analyzed by sequencing...
October 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036978/-clinical-features-and-surgical-treatment-effect-of-patients-with-cardiac-cavernous-hemangioma
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Q L Yang, B Tang, X H Zhou, J P Wang, H Y Wang, S Y Wang
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and surgical treatment effect of patients with cardiac cavernous hemangioma. Methods: Clinical data of 9 patients (5 male, aged from 4 to 53 years old) with cardiac cavernous hemangioma, who underwent surgical treatment from November 2002 to March 2015 and the diagnosis of cardiac cavernous hemangioma was confirmed by postoperative histological examination, were retrospectively analyzed. Effects of surgical treatment were analyzed. Results: Four patients were asymptomatic (heart murmur presented in 3 patients during physical examination)...
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036831/dementia-pugilistica-revisited
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Rudy J Castellani, George Perry
 Extensive exposure of boxers to neurotrauma in the early 20th century led to the so-called punch drunk syndrome, which was formally recognized in the medical literature in 1928. "Punch drunk" terminology was replaced by the less derisive 'dementia pugilistica' in 1937. In the early case material, the diagnosis of dementia pugilistica required neurological deficits, including slurring dysarthria, ataxia, pyramidal signs, extrapyramidal signs, memory impairment, and personality changes, although the specific clinical substrate has assumed lesser importance in recent years with a shift in focus on molecular pathogenesis...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036818/a-9-microrna-signature-in-serum-serves-as-a-noninvasive-biomarker-in-early-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Rui Guo, Gang Fan, Jian Zhang, Chunxiao Wu, Yifeng Du, Hui Ye, Zhang Li, Lili Wang, Zhihui Zhang, Lu Zhang, Yueran Zhao, Zhiming Lu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of age-related neurodegenerative disorder; nevertheless, nowadays there are no reliable biomarkers or non-invasive techniques available for its early detection. Recent studies have indicated that the circulating level profiles of microRNAs (miRNAs) have the potential to be used as valuable biomarkers for diagnosis, staging, and progress monitoring of various diseases. Here we report a novel 9-miRNA signature (hsa-miR-26a-5p, hsa-miR-181c-3p, hsa-miR-126-5p, hsa-miR-22-3p, hsa-miR-148b-5p, hsa-miR-106b-3p, hsa-miR-6119-5p, hsa-miR-1246, and hsa-miR-660-5p) that can be utilized as biomarker for detecting AD...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036813/association-between-later-life-lifestyle-factors-and-alzheimer-s-disease-biomarkers-in-non-demented-individuals-a-longitudinal-descriptive-cohort-study
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Babette L R Reijs, Stephanie J B Vos, Hilkka Soininen, Jyrki Lötjonen, Juha Koikkalainen, Maria Pikkarainen, Anette Hall, Ritva Vanninen, Yawu Liu, Sanna-Kaisa Herukka, Yvonne Freund-Levi, Giovanni B Frisoni, Lutz Frölich, Flavio Nobili, Marcel Olde Rikkert, Luiza Spiru, Magda Tsolaki, Åsa K Wallin, Philip Scheltens, Frans Verhey, Pieter Jelle Visser
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle factors have been associated with the risk of dementia, but the association with Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between later life lifestyle factors and AD biomarkers (i.e., amyloid-β 1-42 (Aβ42) and tau in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and hippocampal volume) in individuals with subjective cognitive decline (SCD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In addition, to examine the effect of later life lifestyle factors on developing AD-type dementia in individuals with MCI...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036799/hemorheological-parameters-in-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-mgus
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G Caimi, E Hopps, M Carlisi, M Montana, E Gallà, R Lo Presti, S Siragusa
There is scarcity of information about the hemorheological pattern in subjects with Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS). This preliminary research is focused on the behaviour of whole-blood and plasma viscosity, haematocrit and erythrocyte deformability in the above clinical condition. We enrolled 21 MGUS subjects (10 women and 11 men; mean age 66.4 ± 11.6 years). In fasting venous blood we examined whole-blood and plasma viscosity at high and low shear rates, haematocrit, the ratios between whole-blood viscosity (at high and low shear rate) and haematocrit × 100, the ratio between plasma viscosity at low and high shear rate, and the erythrocyte deformability expressed as elongation index...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036793/clinical-relevance-of-early-sublingual-microcirculation-monitoring-in-septic-shock-patients
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Nivin Sharawy, Reham Mahrous, Sara Whynot, Ronald George, Christian Lehmann
INTRODUCTION: Although microcirculation dysfunction plays unique role in septic shock, translation of microcirculation to clinical practices is limited by current semi-quantities analysis and unclear clinical relevance of microcirculation monitoring. Our aim was to critically evaluate the characteristic nature and relevant clinical important of microcirculation. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Pubmed (2000 to August 2015) were searched to identify observation, case-control, intervention and randomized clinical studies evaluating the relationship between microcirculation alterations and mortality, morbidity and drug responses...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036790/predictors-for-the-efficacy-of-endostar-combined-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-stage-iiia-n2-nsclc
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Xiaoliang Zhao, Xiaohua Wen, Wei Wei, Yanjun Su, Jian You, Liqun Gong, Zhenfa Zhang, Meng Wang, Jianyu Xiao, Xiyin Wei, Changli Wang
BACKGROUND: Endostar (rh-endostatin) is a new recombinant human endostatin, which could inhibit cell proliferation, angiogenesis, and tumor growth. OBJECTIVE: To explore anti-angiogenesis short-term efficacy combined with neoadjuvant chemotherapy for stage IIIA (N2) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and identify the potential predictive factors. METHODS: We pathologically examined 26 patients diagnosed with stage IIIA (N2) NSCLC who received NP chemotherapy alone or combined with Endostar, respectively...
September 29, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036784/decreased-expression-of-lncrna-vps9d1-as1-in-gastric-cancer-and-its-clinical-significance
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Min Chen, Xiaoliang Wu, Wenjuan Ma, Qianghua Zhou, Xing Wang, Rongxin Zhang, Jiahong Wang, Xianzi Yang
BACKGROUND: A recent study has demonstrated that the long non-coding RNA VPS9D1-AS1 is highly expressed in colorectal cancer and predicts poor prognosis. However, role of VPS9D1-AS1 in gastric cancer remained poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to decipher the expression of VPS9D1-AS1 in gastric cancer (GC) patients, so as to assess whether or not it could be used as a novel biomarker for prognosis in gastric cancer patients. METHODS: The expression of VPS9D1-AS1 was examined in cancer tissues and paired adjacent non-tumorous tissues from 126 gastric cancer patients using qRT-PCR...
September 29, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036776/lifestyle-risk-factors-and-corresponding-levels-of-clinical-advice-and-counselling-in-general-practice
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Jessica Beattie, Marley Binder, Christopher Harrison, Graeme C Miller, Daryl Pedler
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine prevalence rates of lifestyle risk factors in the Western Victorian Primary Health Network (WV PHN) general practice patient population and the corresponding levels of clinical advice and counselling. METHODS: Analysed data from the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program from April 2011 to March 2015 were examined, providing a comparison of three geographical areas of general practice patients: WV PHN, Victoria and Australia...
October 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036751/-diagnosis-and-management-of-vestibular-schwannomas-an-interdisciplinary-challenge
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Steffen Rosahl, Christopher Bohr, Michael Lell, Klaus Hamm, Heinrich Iro
Vestibular schwannomas expand slowly in the internal auditory canal, in the cerebellopontine angle, inside the cochlear and the labyrinth. Larger tumors can displace and compress the brainstem. With an annual incidence of 1:100 000 vestibular schwannoma represent 6-7% of all intracranial tumors. In the cerebellopontine angle they are by far the most neoplasm with 90% of all lesions located in this region. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), audiometry, and vestibular diagnostics are the mainstays of the clinical workup for patients harboring tumors...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036711/impacts-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-on-1-year-outcomes-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-controlled-population-based-mirror-image-study
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Hai-Ti Lin, Shi-Kai Liu, Ming H Hsieh, Yi-Ling Chien, I-Ming Chen, Shih-Cheng Liao, Hui-Ju Tsai, Chi-Shin Wu
Objectives: Despite the decline in the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in patients with schizophrenia, ECT augmentation is still recommended for those with poor response to standard pharmacological intervention. However, the effectiveness of augmentation of antipsychotics with ECT on long-term clinical outcomes needs to be verified in an expanded sample. Methods: Patients who were hospitalized for schizophrenia and received ECT for the first time during that hospitalization were identified from the total population health insurance database in Taiwan between 2002 and 2011...
September 23, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036703/spiritual-religious-distress-is-associated-with-pain-catastrophizing-and-interference-in-veterans-with-chronic-pain
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J Irene Harris, Timothy Usset, Laura Krause, Damien Schill, Berdette Reuer, Rhonda Donahue, Crystal L Park
Objective: Few studies have examined relations between one important aspect of spiritual/religious functioning-spiritual distress-and pain-related outcomes, and none has examined how spiritual distress and depression conjointly relate to chronic pain. The goal of the present study, then, was to examine veterans' spiritual distress as a predictor of two aspects of chronic pain, catastrophizing and interference, testing a mediational model of depression. Design: Four hundred thirty-six patients seeking treatment in a chronic pain management clinic responded to a mailed survey assessing demographics, spiritual distress, depression, pain catastrophizing, and pain interference...
September 23, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036697/the-elderly-left-behind-changes-in-survival-trends-of-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-over-the-past-four-decades
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Joe S Mendez, Quinn T Ostrom, Haley Gittleman, Carol Kruchko, Lisa M DeAngelis, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Christian Grommes
Background: There has been significant improvement in treatment outcomes of Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (PCNSL) at specialized centers over the past several decades; however, it is unclear if these changes have translated to benefits in the general population. Methods: In this study, we utilized two national databases to examine survival trends over time for PCNSL (Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS, 2000 - 2013) and 18 Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER, 1973 - 2013) registries)...
October 3, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036668/neurobiological-commonalities-and-distinctions-among-three-major-psychiatric-diagnostic-categories-a-structural-mri-study
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Miao Chang, Fay Y Womer, E Kale Edmiston, Chuan Bai, Qian Zhou, Xiaowei Jiang, Shengnan Wei, Yange Wei, Yuting Ye, Haiyan Huang, Yong He, Ke Xu, Yanqing Tang, Fei Wang
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia (SZ), bipolar disorder (BD), and major depressive disorder (MDD) are distinct diagnostic categories in current psychiatric nosology, yet there is increasing evidence for shared clinical and biological features in these disorders. No previous studies have examined brain structural features concurrently in these 3 disorders. The aim of this study was to identify the extent of shared and distinct brain alterations in SZ, BD, and MDD. We examined gray matter (GM) volume and white matter (WM) integrity in a total of 485 individuals (135 with SZ, 86 with BD, 108 with MDD, and 156 healthy controls [HC]) who underwent high-resolution structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) at a single site...
June 13, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036614/identification-of-a-candidate-mutation-in-the-col1a2-gene-of-a-chow-chow-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
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E M Quist, R Doan, R R Pool, B F Porter, D L Bannasch, S V Dindot
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disease that occurs in humans and animals. Individuals with OI exhibit signs of extreme bone fragility and osteopenia with frequent fractures and perinatal lethality in severe cases. In this study, we report the clinical diagnosis of OI in a dog and the use targeted next-generation sequencing to identify a candidate autosomal dominant mutation in the COL1A2 gene. A five-month old male Chow Chow was examined with a fractured left humerus and resolving, bilateral femoral fractures...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036545/rhizarthrosis-in-banknote-processing-workers-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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G Verrijdt, A De Landtsheer, A Mellen, L Godderis
Background: Rhizarthrosis, or osteoarthritis of the base of the thumb, is a common condition affecting 10-30% of the population over the age of 60. Whether it is an occupational disease has been the subject of debate as epidemiological studies on the correlation between physical stress and the presence of rhizarthrosis have shown conflicting results. Aims: To study the correlation between the prevalence of rhizarthrosis and the time spent by employees manually processing banknotes at the National Bank of Belgium (NBB)...
September 27, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036493/predicting-remission-in-subjects-at-clinical-high-risk-for-psychosis-using-mismatch-negativity
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Minah Kim, Tak Hyung Lee, Youngwoo Bryan Yoon, Tae Young Lee, Jun Soo Kwon
Background: The declining transition rate to psychotic disorder and the increasing rate of nonpsychotic poor outcomes among subjects at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis have increased the need for biomarkers to predict remission regardless of transition. This study investigated whether mismatch negativity (MMN) predicts the prognosis of CHR individuals during a 6-year follow-up period. Methods: A total of 47 healthy control (HC) subjects and 48 subjects at CHR for psychosis participated in the MMN assessment...
July 31, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036492/partners-overestimation-of-patients-pain-severity-relationships-with-partners-interpersonal-responses
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Doerte U Junghaenel, Stefan Schneider, Joan E Broderick
Objectives: The present study examined whether concordance between patients' and their partners' reports of patient pain severity relates to partners' social support and behavioral responses in couples coping with chronic pain. Methods: Fifty-two couples completed questionnaires about the patient's pain severity. Both dyad members also rated the partner's social support and negative, solicitous, and distracting responses toward the patient when in pain. Results: Bivariate correlations showed moderate correspondence between patient and partner ratings of pain severity (r = 0...
September 26, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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