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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147870/changes-in-body-composition-and-muscle-attenuation-during-taxane-based-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer
#1
Hánah N Rier, Agnes Jager, Stefan Sleijfer, Joost van Rosmalen, Marc C J M Kock, Mark-David Levin
PURPOSE: Body composition parameters including low muscle mass, muscle attenuation (which reflects muscle quality) and adipose tissue measurements have emerged as prognostic factors in cancer patients. However, knowledge regarding the possibility of excessive muscle loss during specific systemic therapies is unknown. We describe the changes in body composition and muscle attenuation (MA) during taxane- and anthracycline-based regimens and its association with overall survival (OS) in metastatic breast cancer patients...
November 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147594/lactobacillus-gasseri-causing-bilateral-empyema
#2
Angela Esquibel, Ala S Dababneh, Bharath Raj Palraj
Lactobacilli are common commensal bacteria found in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tract. Although they are usually thought to be nonpathogenic, there have been several cases that demonstrate severe infections caused by these microorganisms. This is a case of a 49-year-old male with previously undiagnosed type two diabetes mellitus who presented with a 3-month history of cough and was found to have right sided Lactobacillus gasseri empyema for which he underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) with chest tube placement...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144805/dpp4-inhibitor-sitagliptin-as-a-potential-treatment-option-in-metformin-intolerant-obese-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-pilot-randomized-study
#3
Simona Ferjan, Andrej Janez, Mojca Jensterle
OBJECTIVE: Metformin has an established role in the management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Some patients cannot tolerate it due to associated gastrointestinal adverse events. The present study evaluated DPP4 inhibitor sitagliptin as a potential treatment option in metformin intolerant PCOS. DESIGN: We conducted a 12-week prospective randomized open-label study with 30 obese metformin intolerant women with PCOS (aged 35.0±7.2 years, BMI 36.9±5.5 kg/m(2))...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142011/effect-of-distinct-lifestyle-interventions-on-mobilization-of-fat-storage-pools-the-central-mri-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Yftach Gepner, Ilan Shelef, Dan Schwarzfuchs, Hila Zelicha, Lilac Tene, Anat Yaskolka Meir, Gal Tsaban, Noa Cohen, Nitzan Bril, Michal Rein, Dana Serfaty, Shira Kenigsbuch, Oded Komy, Arik Wolak, Yoash Chassidim, Rachel Golan, Hilla Avni-Hassid, Avital Bilitzky, Benjamin Sarusi, Eyal Goshen, Elad Shemesh, Yaakov Henkin, Michael Stumvoll, Matthias Blüher, Joachim Thiery, Uta Ceglarek, Assaf Rudich, Meir J Stampfer, Iris Shai
Background -We aimed to assess whether distinct lifestyle strategies can differentially affect specific body adipose depots. Methods -We performed an eighteen-month randomized controlled trial among 278 sedentary adults with abdominal obesity (75%) or dyslipidemia in an isolated workplace with a monitored provided lunch. Participants were randomized to iso-caloric low-fat (LF) or Mediterranean/low-carbohydrate (MED/LC) diet+28g walnuts/day with/without added moderate physical activity (PA;80% aerobic; supervised/free gym membership)...
November 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141930/carcinoma-en-cuirasse-in-a-young-female
#5
Sahaj Prajapati, Manu Vats, Anshul Goel, Arihant Jain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139598/preparation-and-comparative-evaluation-of-99m-tc-hynic-cngr-and-99m-tc-hynic-peg2-cngr-as-tumor-targeting-molecular-imaging-probes
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Kusum Vats, Drishty Satpati, Rohit Sharma, Chandan Kumar, Haladhar Dev Sarma, Sharmila Banerjee
The tripeptide sequence NGR (asparagine-glycine-arginine) specifically recognizes aminopeptidase N (APN or CD13) receptors highly expressed on tumor cells as well as tumor vasculature. Thus NGR peptides can precisely deliver therapeutic and diagnostic compounds to CD13 expressing cancer sites. In this regard two NGR peptide ligands, HYNIC-c(NGR) and HYNIC-PEG2 -c(NGR) were synthesized, radiolabeled with (99m) Tc and evaluated in CD13-positive human fibrosarcoma HT-1080 tumor xenografts. The radiotracers, (99m) Tc-HYNIC-c(NGR) and (99m) Tc-HYNIC-PEG2 -c(NGR) could be prepared in ~95% radiochemical purity (RCP) and exhibited excellent in vitro and in vivo stability...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135327/coil-localization-guided-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-lung-nodules
#7
Yu-Fei Fu, Miao Zhang, Wen-Bin Wu, Tao Wang
PURPOSE: To determine the clinical efficacy of preoperative coil localization-guided video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for lung nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between November 2015 and July 2017, 56 patients with lung nodules underwent coil localization-guided VATS procedure. The coil implantation was performed under the guidance of computed tomography (CT). The end tail of the coil remained above the visceral pleura. The target lung nodules were removed by VATS wedge resection...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133593/adipose-derived-vegf-mtor-signaling-promotes-endometrial-hyperplasia-and-cancer-implications-for-obese-women
#8
Subhransu S Sahoo, Janine Lombard, Yvette Ius, Rachel O'Sullivan, Lisa G Wood, Pravin Nahar, Kenneth Simon Jaaback, Pradeep Tanwar
Obesity is responsible for increased morbidity and mortality in endometrial cancer (EC). Despite the positive correlation of body mass index (BMI) or obesity in endometrial carcinogenesis, the contribution of adipose tissue to the pathogenesis of endometrial hyperplasia and cancer is unclear. This study clarifies the role of adipocytes in the pathogenesis of EC by demonstrating that adipocyte-conditioned medium (ACM) increases proliferation, migration, and survival of EC cells compared to pre-adipocyte-conditioned medium (PACM)...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131513/role-of-vascular-ultrasound-scanning-in-repeated-trans-radial-coronary-artery-intervention-prospective-randomized-study
#9
Mahmoud Farouk Elmahdy, Mohamed Hassan, Ahmed Elguindy
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to detect if pre-procedure vascular ultrasound scanning (VUS) of radial arteries (RAs) can increase the radial access success (RAS) rate and/or reduce the vascular access time (VAT), by guiding the choice of the proper access site for repeated trans-radial interventions (TRIs). BACKGROUND: Currently, repeated-TRIs are encountered more frequently in most of the cath. labs. However, structural changes of the RAs after TRA may hinder it is usage for repeated-TRI...
November 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128891/prmt1-promotes-hyperglycemia-in-a-foxo1-dependent-manner-affecting-glucose-metabolism-during-hypobaric-hypoxia-exposure-in-rat-model
#10
Susovon Bayen, Supriya Saini, Priya Gaur, Arul Joseph Duraisamy, Alpesh Kumar Sharma, Karan Pal, Praveen Vats, Shashi Bala Singh
PURPOSE: High-altitude (HA) environment causes changes in cellular metabolism among unacclimatized humans. Previous studies have revealed that insulin-dependent activation of protein kinase B (Akt) regulates metabolic processes via discrete transcriptional effectors. Moreover, protein arginine methyltransferase (PRMT)1-dependent arginine modification of forkhead box other (FoxO)1 protein interferes with Akt-dependent phosphorylation. The present study was undertaken to test the involvement of PRMT1 on FoxO1 activation during hypobaric hypoxia (HH) exposure in rat model...
November 11, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124025/efficacy-of-single-port-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-lobectomy-compared-with-triple-port-vats-by-propensity-score-matching
#11
Kyung Sub Song, Chang Kwon Park, Jae Bum Kim
Background: In recent years, single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for lobectomy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients has become increasingly common. The objective of this study was to compare the feasibility and safety of single-port and triple-port VATS lobectomy. Methods: A total of 73 patients with NSCLC who underwent VATS lobectomy from December 2011 to August 2016 were retrospectively reviewed, including 47 in the triple-port group and 26 in the single-port group...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121474/outcomes-following-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-versus-open-lobectomy-for-early-stage-lung-cancer-in-older-adults
#12
Nicole Ezer, Minal Kale, Keith Sigel, Sameer Lakha, Grace Mhango, Emily Goodman, Daniel Nicastri, Scott Swanson, Alfred Neugut, Juan P Wisnivesky
RATIONALE: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and open lobectomy are both standard of care for treatment of early stage NSCLC because of equivalent long-term survival. OBJECTIVE: To evaluated whether the improved peri-operative outcomes associated with VATS are explained by differences in case volume and specialty training. METHODS: We analyzed the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare linked registry to identify stage I-II NSCLC in patients above 65 years of age...
November 9, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121405/the-impact-of-visceral-adipose-tissue-amount-on-the-adequacy-of-lymph-node-retrieval-in-colorectal-cancer-surgery
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Eun Kyung Choe, Kyu Joo Park, Seung-Bum Ryoo, Sang Hui Moon, Heung-Kwon Oh, Eon Chul Han, Yoon-Hye Kwon
BACKGROUND: Obesity is increasing worldwide, potentially influencing surgical outcomes in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. We analyzed the effects of obesity indexes on lymph node (LN) retrieval in CRC patients. METHOD: We applied obesity indexes of body mass index (BMI) and visceral (VAT) and subcutaneous (SAT) adipose tissue volumes to stage I-III CRC patients. The primary outcome was the effect of these indexes on the number of retrieved LNs (12 > LNs ≥ 12)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115953/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-improves-body-composition-and-alleviates-insulin-resistance-in-obesity-related-acanthosis-nigricans
#14
Yi Zhang, Cuiling Zhu, Xin Wen, Xingchun Wang, Liang Li, Sharvan Rampersad, Liesheng Lu, Donglei Zhou, Chunhua Qian, Ran Cui, Manna Zhang, Peng Yang, Shen Qu, Le Bu
BACKGROUND: Acanthosis nigricans (AN) has a close relationship with obesity. It is believed that obesity and AN have the common pathophysiological basis such as hyperinsulinism. This study is aimed to observe the effect of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) on body composition and insulin resistance in Chinese obese patients with acanthosis nigricans. METHODS: A total of 37 obese patients who underwent LSG in our hospital were selected for analysis. They were divided into simple obesity (OB n = 14) and obesity with acanthosis nigricans (AN n = 23) group respectively...
November 7, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115003/impact-of-hypercortisolism-on-skeletal-muscle-mass-and-adipose-tissue-mass-in-patients-with-adrenal-adenomas
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Danae A Delivanis, Nicole M Iñiguez-Ariza, Muhammad H Zeb, Michael R Moynagh, Naoki Takahashi, Travis J McKenzie, Melinda A Thomas, Charalambos Gogos, William F Young, Irina Bancos, Venetsana Kyriazopoulou
CONTEXT: Abdominal visceral adiposity and central sarcopenia are markers of increased cardiovascular risk and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether central sarcopenia and adiposity can serve as a marker of disease severity in patients with adrenal adenomas and glucocorticoid secretory autonomy. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PATIENTS: Twenty-five patients with overt Cushing syndrome (CS), 48 patients with mild autonomous cortisol excess (MACE), and 32 patients with a non-functioning adrenal tumor (NFAT) were included...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114998/early-and-delayed-post-pneumonectomy-empyemas-microbiology-management-and-prognosis
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Jean-Baptiste Stern, Ludovic Fournel, Benjamin Wyplosz, Philippe Girard, Malik AlNakib, Dominique Gossot, Agathe Seguin-Givelet
INTRODUCTION: Post-pneumonectomy empyema (PPE) is the most severe complication of pneumonectomy. Microbiology and its impact on management and prognosis have rarely been reported Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the files of a series of 37 consecutive patients with PPE over a 10-year period with a special focus on microbiology, means used to treat empyema, and prognosis. RESULTS: PPE occurred within 14 days of pneumonectomy in 17 cases (early PPE) and after postoperative day 16 in 20 patients (delayed PPE)...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112142/igfbp-3-interacts-with-the-vitamin-d-receptor-in-insulin-signaling-associated-with-obesity-in-visceral-adipose-tissue
#17
Inmaculada Moreno-Santos, Daniel Castellano-Castillo, María Fernanda Lara, Jose Carlos Fernandez-Garcia, Francisco Jose Tinahones, Manuel Macias-Gonzalez
Adipose tissue has traditionally only been considered as an energy storage organ. Nevertheless, the importance of this tissue in systemic physiology and, especially, in systemic inflammation has been highlighted in recent years. Adipose tissue expresses proteins related to vitamin D (VD) metabolism, and it has been proposed that it can act as a VD storage tissue. The active form of VD, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)₂D₃), is able to modify adipocyte and adipose tissue physiology via the VD receptor (VDR), decreasing the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines in adipose tissue...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111830/surgical-and-non-surgical-management-of-malignant-pleural-effusions
#18
Deirdre B Fitzgerald, Coenraad F N Koegelenberg, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Y C Gary Lee
Optimal management of malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is important in the care of patients with advanced cancer. Surgical (especially video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)) and non-surgical strategies are available. Clinicians should be aware of the evidence supporting the use of different modalities to guide treatment choice. Areas covered: This review covers published evidence of the advantages and disadvantages of VATS and non-surgical alternatives for MPE management. Expert commentary: Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) are needed to define the roles and benefits of VATS as existing literature is often flawed by selection bias...
November 9, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108812/correlation-of-brown-adipose-tissue-with-other-body-fat-compartments-and-patient-characteristics-a-retrospective-analysis-in-a-large-patient-cohort-using-pet-ct
#19
Cornelia Brendle, Matthias K Werner, Maria Schmadl, Christian la Fougère, Konstantin Nikolaou, Norbert Stefan, Christina Pfannenberg
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the relationship of brown adipose tissue (BAT) activity with different fat compartments of the body, body mass index (BMI), outdoor temperature, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels, blood glucose, age, and sex in a large patient population using F-18-fluordesoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computer tomography (FDG-PET/CT) scans obtained under thermoneutral conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: FDG-PET/CT scans of 4852 patients were retrospectively analyzed for BAT activity...
November 3, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106318/single-versus-multi-incisional-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Ahmed A Abouarab, Mohamed Rahouma, Mohamed Kamel, Galal Ghaly, Abdelrahman Mohamed
BACKGROUND: Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) is conventionally performed through multiple small incisions (C-VATS). Recent studies have reported encouraging results with the single-incision VATS (S-VATS) over the conventional technique. However, these studies were either small in size, unfocused, nonuniform, retrospective, lacking follow-up information, or focused on pain. We aim to validate previously reported results in a single large meta-analysis, including only the best evidence studies available...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
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