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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454258/locally-advanced-paranasal-sinus-carcinoma-a-study-of-30-patients
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Francesco Perri, Raffaele Addeo, Manuel Conson, Adriana Faiella, Giuseppina Della Vittoria Scarpati, Gabriella Torre, Angela Di Biase, Paola Romanelli, Carlo Buonerba, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Antonio Daponte, Francesco Caponigro, Salvatore Pisconti, Roberto Pacelli, Vincenzo Ravo, Paolo Muto, Raffaele Solla
Sinonasal carcinomas (SNcs) are rare neoplasms arising from the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity. Although these tumours have a heterogeneous histology, they are commonly diagnosed as a locally advanced disease and are associated with a poor prognosis. The present retrospective study reviewed 30 patients with locally advanced SNc, who were treated with surgery followed by chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy, or radiotherapy with or without concomitant chemotherapy between January 1999 and January 2013 at the Department of Radiation Therapy, University of Naples 'Federico II' (Naples, Italy)...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453978/oxytocin-attenuates-social-and-non-social-avoidance-re-thinking-the-social-specificity-of-oxytocin
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Osnat Harari-Dahan, Amit Bernstein
Re-examining decades of the social construal of Oxytocin, the General Approach-Avoidance Hypothesis of Oxytocin (GAAO) predicts that Oxytocin will modulate responding to emotionally-evocative and personally-relevant social and non-social stimuli due to its action on the neural substrate of approach and avoidance motivation. We report the first critical experimental test of GAAO predictions by means of a double-blind intra-nasal administration of Oxytocin vs. placebo in 90 healthy adults (N=90, 50% women). As predicted, we found that among men and women for whom negative emotion (anxious arousal) is motivationally-relevant, intra-nasal administration of Oxytocin reduced behavioral avoidance of emotionally-evocative negatively-valenced social and non-social stimuli, but not closely matched emotionally-neutral stimuli...
April 10, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453882/the-validity-of-the-observed-to-expected-lung-to-head-ratio-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-in-an-era-of-standardized-neonatal-treatment-a-multicenter-study
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Kitty G Snoek, Nina C J Peters, Joost van Rosmalen, Arno F J van Heijst, Alex J Eggink, Esther Sikkel, René M Wijnen, Hanneke IJsselstijn, Titia E Cohen-Overbeek, Dick Tibboel
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of observed-to-expected lung-to-head ratio (O/E LHR) for survival and chronic lung disease (CLD) in survivors of left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in an era of standardized neonatal treatment, and to evaluate the predictive value of the O/E LHR trajectory for survival. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was performed in two high-volume CDH centers in the Netherlands in prenatally detected, isolated left-sided CDH patients born between 2008-2014...
April 28, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453765/ccl20-is-negatively-regulated-by-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells-and-reduced-in-crohn-s-disease-patients-with-a-successful-response-to-mongersen-a-smad7-antisense-oligonucleotide
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Irene Marafini, Ivan Monteleone, Vincenzo Dinallo, Davide Di Fusco, Veronica De Simone, Federica Laudisi, Massimo Claudio Fantini, Antonio Di Sabatino, Francesco Pallone, Giovanni Monteleone
Background and Aims: The chemokine CCL20 is over-produced in epithelium of Crohn's disease [CD] patients and contributes to recruiting immune cells to inflamed gut. Tumour necrosis factor-α [TNF-α] is a powerful inducer of CCL20 in intestinal epithelial cells. In CD, high levels of Smad7 block the activity of transforming growth factor-β1 [TGF-β1], a negative regulator of TNF signalling. We investigated whether intestinal epithelial cell-derived CCL20 is negatively regulated by TGF-β1 and whether Smad7 knock-down reduces CCL20 in CD...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453763/development-of-the-harvey-bradshaw-index-pro-hbi-pro-score-to-assess-endoscopic-disease-activity-in-crohn-s-disease
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Eran Zittan, Boyko Kabakchiev, Orlaith B Kelly, Raquel Milgrom, Geoffrey C Nguyen, Kenneth Croitoru, A Hillary Steinhart, Mark S Silverberg
Background: There is a need for better, less-invasive disease activity indices that provide a representative assessment of endoscopic disease activity. We developed a new clinical score that incorporates the Harvey-Bradshaw index [HBI] with modified patient-reported outcomes [PROp] and physician [clinician]-reported outcomes [PROc] and assessed its ability to measure endosopic disease activity in ileocolonic Crohn's disease [CD]. Methods: A cohort of 88 CD patients undergoing colonoscopy was accrued in a prospective fashion...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453759/randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-ccr9-targeted-leukapheresis-treatment-of-ulcerative-colitis-patients
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Michael Eberhardson, Per Karlén, Ludvig Linton, Petra Jones, Annelie Lindberg, Martina Jones Kostalla, Emma Lindh, Anders Odén, Hans Glise, Ola Winqvist
Background and Aims: Ulcerative colitis patients display increased numbers of circulating pro-inflammatory monocyte human leukocyte antigen-DR [HLA-DRhi] monocytes expressing high levels of the gut-homing C-C chemokine receptor 9 [CCR9] and tumour necrosis factor [TNF]-α. The aim of this first-in-human, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial was to evaluate selective removal of circulating CCR9-expressing monocytes by leukapheresis in patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, with regards to safety, tolerability, and immunological response...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453754/once-versus-twice-daily-mesalazine-to-induce-remission-in-paediatric-ulcerative-colitis-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Dan Turner, Baruch Yerushalmi, Michal Kori, Efrat Broide, Yael Mozer-Glassberg, Ron Shaoul, Kaija-Leena Kolho, Eyal Shteyer, Hussein Shamaly, Oren Ledder, Shlomi Cohen, Sarit Peleg, Avi On, Arie Levine
Background: Trials in adults suggested that, in ulcerative colitis [UC], once-daily [OD] dosing of 5-ASA [5-amino salicylic acid] may be as or more effective than twice-daily [BD] dosing. In this induction of remission, investigator-blinded, randomised controlled-trial, we aimed to compare effectiveness and safety of once- versus twice-daily mesalazine in paediatric UC. Methods: Children, aged 4-18 years with a PUCAI [Paediatric Ulcerative Colitis Activity Index] of 10-55 points at inclusion, were randomised in blocks of six with blinded allocation to OD or BD mesalazine, using a weight-based dosing table...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453742/blinded-contractility-analysis-in-hipsc-cardiomyocytes-in-engineered-heart-tissue-format-comparison-with-human-atrial-trabeculae
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Ingra Mannhardt, Alexandra Eder, Berengere Dumotier, Maksymilian Prondzynski, Elisabeth Krämer, Martin Traebert, Klaus-Dieter Söhren, Frederik Flenner, Konstantina Stathopoulou, Marc D Lemoine, Lucie Carrier, Torsten Christ, Thomas Eschenhagen, Arne Hansen
Objective: Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) may serve as a new assay for drug testing in a human context, but their validity particularly for the evaluation of inotropic drug effects remains unclear. In this blinded analysis, we compared the effects of 10 indicator compounds with known inotropic effects in electrically stimulated (1.5 Hz) hiPSC-CM-derived 3 dimensional engineered heart tissue (EHT) and human atrial trabeculae (hAT). Methods and results: Human EHTs were prepared from iCell® hiPSC-CM, hAT obtained at routine heart surgery...
April 27, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453721/apheresis-as-novel-treatment-for-refractory-angina-with-raised-lipoprotein-a-a-randomized-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Tina Z Khan, Li-Yueh Hsu, Andrew E Arai, Samantha Rhodes, Alison Pottle, Ricardo Wage, Winston Banya, Peter D Gatehouse, Shivraman Giri, Peter Collins, Dudley J Pennell, Mahmoud Barbir
Aims: To determine the clinical impact of lipoprotein apheresis in patients with refractory angina and raised lipoprotein(a) > 500 mg/L on the primary end point of quantitative myocardial perfusion, as well as secondary end points including atheroma burden, exercise capacity, symptoms, and quality of life. Methods: We conducted a single-blinded randomized controlled trial in 20 patients with refractory angina and raised lipoprotein(a) > 500 mg/L, with 3 months of blinded weekly lipoprotein apheresis or sham, followed by crossover...
April 26, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453702/a-phase-2-randomized-double-blind-placebo-%C3%A2-controlled-study-of-chemo-immunotherapy-combination-using-motolimod-with-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-in-recurrent-or-persistent-ovarian-cancer-a-gynecologic-oncology-group-partners-study
#10
B J Monk, M F Brady, C Aghajanian, H A Lankes, T Rizack, J Leach, J M Fowler, R Higgins, P Hanjani, M Morgan, R Edwards, W Bradley, T Kolevska, P Foukas, E M Swisher, K S Anderson, R Gottardo, J K Bryan, M Newkirk, K L Manjarrez, R S Mannel, R M Hershberg, G Coukos
Background: A phase 2, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in women with recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma to evaluate the efficacy and safety of motolimod-a Toll-like receptor 8 (TLR8) agonist that stimulates robust innate immune responses-combined with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD), a chemotherapeutic that induces immunogenic cell death. Patients and methods: Women with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal carcinoma were randomized 1 : 1 to receive PLD in combination with blinded motolimod or placebo...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453649/pmut-a-web-based-tool-for-the-annotation-of-pathological-variants-on-proteins-2017-update
#11
Víctor López-Ferrando, Andrea Gazzo, Xavier de la Cruz, Modesto Orozco, Josep Ll Gelpí
We present here a full update of the PMut predictor, active since 2005 and with a large acceptance in the field of predicting Mendelian pathological mutations. PMut internal engine has been renewed, and converted into a fully featured standalone training and prediction engine that not only powers PMut web portal, but that can generate custom predictors with alternative training sets or validation schemas. PMut Web portal allows the user to perform pathology predictions, to access a complete repository of pre-calculated predictions, and to generate and validate new predictors...
April 27, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453471/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-ii-study-of-oral-elnd005-scyllo-inositol-in-young-adults-with-down-syndrome-without-dementia
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Michael S Rafii, Brian G Skotko, Mary Ellen McDonough, Margaret Pulsifer, Casey Evans, Eric Doran, Gabriela Muranevici, Patrick Kesslak, Susan Abushakra, Ira T Lott
BACKGROUND: ELND005 (scyllo-Inositol; cyclohexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexol) has been evaluated as a potential disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have an increased risk for developing AD dementia. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and tolerability of ELND005 and to determine its pharmacokinetics (PK) and relationship between PK parameters, safety outcome measures, and exploratory efficacy outcome measures in young adults with DS without dementia...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453451/sensitivity-for-palpating-lumbopelvic-soft-tissues-and-bony-landmarks-and-its-associated-factors-a-single-blinded-diagnostic-accuracy-study
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Ana Paula Antunes Ferreira, Luciana Cid Póvoa, José Fernando Cardona Zanier, Dequitier Carvalho Machado, Arthur de Sá Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the diagnostic performance of palpatory methods and possible confounding factors is scarce. OBJECTIVES: To examine the sensitivity of palpatory methods for location of lumbopelvic landmarks and to assess its association with personal characteristics. METHODS: Eighty-three participants (41 men, 55.6 (16.5) years, 25.9 (4.8) kg/m2 [mean (SD)]) were enrolled in this single-blinded study. Fourteen body and softy-tissue landmarks were sequentially palpated from the spinous process of L4 to the ischial tuberosity...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453446/the-effects-of-neural-mobilization-on-cervical-radiculopathy-patients-pain-disability-rom-and-deep-flexor-endurance
#14
Dong-Gyu Kim, Sin Ho Chung, Ho Bal Jung
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathy (CR) is a disease of the cervical spine and a space-occupying lesion that occurs because of pathological problems with cervical nerve roots. Nerve root injury to produce functional disability. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of neural mobilization with manual cervical traction (NMCT) compared with manual cervical traction (MCT) on pain, functional disability, muscle endurance, and range of motion (ROM) in individuals with CR patients...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453411/pooled-analysis-of-the-prognostic-and-predictive-effects-of-tp53-comutation-status-combined-with-kras-or-egfr-mutation-in-early-stage-resected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-four-trials-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy
#15
Frances A Shepherd, Benjamin Lacas, Gwénaël Le Teuff, Pierre Hainaut, Pasi A Jänne, Jean-Pierre Pignon, Thierry Le Chevalier, Lesley Seymour, Jean-Yves Douillard, Stephen Graziano, Elizabeth Brambilla, Robert Pirker, Martin Filipits, Robert Kratzke, Jean-Charles Soria, Ming-Sound Tsao
Purpose Our previous work evaluated individual prognostic and predictive roles of TP53, KRAS, and EGFR in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this analysis, we explore the prognostic and predictive roles of TP53/KRAS and TP53/EGFR comutations in randomized trials of adjuvant chemotherapy versus observation. Patients and Methods Mutation analyses (wild-type [WT] and mutant) for TP53, KRAS, and EGFR were determined in blinded fashion in multiple laboratories. Primary and secondary end points of pooled analysis were overall survival and disease-free survival...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453366/patterns-of-visual-field-changes-in-thyroid-eye-disease
#16
Catherine J Choi, Susel Oropesa, Alison B Callahan, Lora R Glass, Livia Teo, Dean M Cestari, Michael Kazim, Suzanne K Freitag
This article provides a systematic description of visual field changes in thyroid eye disease-compressive optic neuropathy (TED-CON). A retrospective, non-comparative chart review of patients with TED-CON and documented Humphrey Visual Field 24-2 or 30-2 testing was conducted with IRB approval. Ninety-six visual fields in 68 patients were classified into 7 broad categories (superior, inferior, diffuse, temporal, nasal, central/paracentral, enlarged blind spot) and 17 mutually exclusive patterns from the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS) or "other...
April 28, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453362/a-novel-mutation-in-the-dominantly-inherited-topors-gene-supports-haploinsufficiency-as-the-mechanism-of-retinitis-pigmentosa
#17
Marta Latasiewicz, Anna Paola Salvetti, Robert E MacLaren
BACKGROUND: Inherited retinal degenerations are a major cause of untreatable blindness in the younger age group. Recent advances in gene therapy using adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors have raised the possibility of slowing or stopping retinal degenerations with gene replacement in cases of gene deficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this report, we present a family with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa. A screen for common ADRP genes was performed with 105 genes targeted...
April 28, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453348/the-effect-of-therapeutic-whirlpool-and-hot-packs-on-hand-volume-during-rehabilitation-after-distal-radius-fracture-a-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Mike Szekeres, Joy C MacDermid, Trevor Birmingham, Ruby Grewal, Emily Lalone
BACKGROUND: Edema is a possibility with all heating modalities due to the increase in local blood flow caused by vasodilation. Despite the frequent application of superficial heat modalities, their relative effect on hand volume has not been determined for the upper extremity. The objective of this study was to compare the immediate effects of hot packs and whirlpool on hand volume for patients with distal radius fracture (DRF) and to determine whether any changes in volume between these modalities were still present 30 minutes after heat application...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449559/effects-of-escitalopram-on-anxiety-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Hee-Ju Kang, Kyung-Yeol Bae, Sung-Wan Kim, Il-Seon Shin, Young Joon Hong, Youngkeun Ahn, Myung Ho Jeong, Jin-Sang Yoon, Jae-Min Kim
Objective: There are no evidence-based practices for treating anxiety in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Thus, we investigated the effects of escitalopram on anxiety in this population. Methods: We enrolled 217 patients with ACS who met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV) criteria for depressive disorders into a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. Patients received either escitalopram or placebo over a 24-week period...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449368/a-randomized-placebo-and-sitagliptin-controlled-trial-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-omarigliptin-a-once-weekly-dpp-4-inhibitor-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#20
Ira Gantz, Taro Okamoto, Yuka Ito, Kotoba Okuyama, Edward A O'Neill, Keith D Kaufman, Samuel S Engel, Eseng Lai
AIMS: To assess the safety and efficacy of omarigliptin in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a 24-week double-blind trial, 414 patients with T2D were randomized to omarigliptin 25 mg once-weekly (q.w.), sitagliptin 50 mg once daily (q.d.) or placebo. The double-blind period was followed by a 28-week open-label extension during which all patients received omarigliptin 25 mg q.w. Efficacy endpoints were HbA1c, 2-hour post-meal glucose (PMG) and fasting plasma glucose (FPG)...
April 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
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