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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103581/diagnostic-and-prognostic-utilities-of-humoral-fibulin-3-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-evidence-from-a-meta-analysis
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Dongxu Pei, Yongwei Li, Xinwei Liu, Sha Yan, Xiaolan Guo, Xiaona Xu, Xiaoxia Guo
Fibulin-3 has emerged as a promising novel biomarker in conforming or monitoring malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). This study sought to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic efficacies of humoral fibulin-3 for MPM. Seven eligible publications comprising 468 MPM cases for diagnosis, and 138 for prognosis were identified. Results manifested that humoral fibulin-3 sustained a pooled sensitivity of 0.62 (95% CI: 0.45-0.77) and specificity of 0.82 (95% CI: 0.73-0.89) in discriminating MPM patients from cancer-free individuals, corresponding to an AUC (area under the curve) of 0...
January 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103579/the-combination-of-early-treatment-response-and-ypt-stage-is-a-novel-metric-to-stage-rectal-cancer-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
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Jian Cui, Lin Yang, Lei Guo, Yongfu Shao, Dongfeng Tan, Ni Li, Haizeng Zhang
Rectal cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT) are currently classified using the same Tumor-Node-Metastasis staging system as those patients without NCRT. We determined whether the combination of tumor treatment response (TRG) and ypT stage more accurately assesses primary tumors in rectal cancer after NCRT. We analyzed data from 329 rectal cancer patients treated with NCRT followed by radical resection. Cox proportional hazards models were used to evaluate the effects of different staging parameters on disease-free survival (DFS)...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102883/exploring-prognostic-factors-for-her2-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-a-major-swiss-hospital
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Lilian Bringolf, Bernhard Pestalozzi, Daniel Fink, Konstantin Dedes
BACKGROUND: Trastuzumab (Herceptin®, Roche) has significantly improved the prognosis of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. Some patients remain in remission for many years. However, there are no prognostic markers associated with long-term survival. This study aimed to analyse treatment patterns of HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer at a single institution and explore prognostic factors for long-term survival after HER2-targeted treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of all patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer receiving first-line treatment with HER2-targeted therapy between 2004 and 2014 at the University Hospital of Zurich (n = 81)...
January 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102485/-18-f-fet-pet-prior-to-recurrent-high-grade-glioma-re-irradiation-additional-prognostic-value-of-dynamic-time-to-peak-analysis-and-early-static-summation-images
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Daniel F Fleischmann, Marcus Unterrainer, Peter Bartenstein, Claus Belka, Nathalie L Albert, Maximilian Niyazi
Most high-grade gliomas (HGG) recur after initial multimodal therapy and re-irradiation (Re-RT) has been shown to be a valuable re-treatment option in selected patients. We evaluated the prognostic value of dynamic time-to-peak analysis and early static summation images in O-(2-(18)F-fluoroethyl)-l-tyrosine ((18)F-FET) PET for patients treated with Re-RT ± concomitant bevacizumab. We retrospectively analyzed 72 patients suffering from recurrent HGG with (18)F-FET PET prior to Re-RT. PET analysis revealed the maximal tumor-to-background-ratio (TBRmax), the biological tumor volume, the number of PET-foci and pattern of time-activity-curves (TACs; increasing vs...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101641/volumetric-growth-rates-of-meningioma-and-its-correlation-with-histological-diagnosis-and-clinical-outcome-a-systematic-review
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Daniel M Fountain, Wai Cheong Soon, Tomasz Matys, Mathew R Guilfoyle, Ramez Kirollos, Thomas Santarius
INTRODUCTION: Tumour growth has been used to successfully predict progression-free survival in low-grade glioma. This systematic review sought to establish the evidence base regarding the correlation of volumetric growth rates with histological diagnosis and potential to predict clinical outcome in patients with meningioma. METHODS: This systematic review was conducted according to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines...
January 18, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101636/a-slow-opportunist-physiological-and-growth-responses-of-an-obligate-understory-plant-to-patch-cut-harvesting
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Jennifer L Chandler
Understory light environments change rapidly following timber harvest, and while many understory species utilize and benefit from the additional light, this response is not ubiquitous in shade-obligate species. I examined the effects of patch cut timber harvest on the physiology and growth of an obligate forest understory species to determine if disturbances via timber harvest are physiological stressors or whether such disturbances provide physiological benefits and growth increases in understory species. Forest canopy structure, along with photosynthesis, respiration, water use efficiency, stomatal conductance, and growth rates of American ginseng were quantified one summer before and two summers after patch cut timber harvest...
January 19, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101227/downregulation-of-mir-23b-in-plasma-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Chang-Hua Kou, Tian Zhou, Xi-Lin Han, Hui-Jie Zhuang, Hai-Xin Qian
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, non-coding RNA molecules that act as regulators of gene expression. Circulating blood miRNAs have potential as cancer biomarkers. The main objective of the present study was to assess the effect of miRNA-23b (miR-23b) expression in plasma on the diagnosis and prognosis of colorectal cancer (CRC). Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to measure miR-23b expression levels, and methylation-specific PCR was used to test the promoter methylation status...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101226/evaluation-of-plasma-microrna-levels-to-predict-insensitivity-of-patients-with-advanced-lung-adenocarcinomas-to-pemetrexed-and-platinum
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Jinghua Zhu, Yuhua Qi, Jianzhong Wu, Meiqi Shi, Jifeng Feng, Longbang Chen
Pemetrexed combined with platinum is a first-line therapy used to treat patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that exhibit negative or unknown epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutational status or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangements. Lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) is the primary type of NSCLC. In order to prevent overtreatment, it is necessary to identify patients with LAC who may not benefit from certain chemotherapies. Patients recruited in the present study (n=129) were diagnosed with advanced LAC and received first-line pemetrexed and platinum-based chemotherapy...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101218/bevacizumab-pemetrexed-and-carboplatin-in-first-line-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-focus-on-patients-with-brain-metastases
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Dimitra Stefanou, Sofia Stamatopoulou, Antigoni Sakellaropoulou, Gavriil Akakios, Marina Gkiaouraki, Despina Gkeka, Maria Prevezanou, Alexandros Ardavanis
Data concerning bevacizumab plus pemetrexed plus carboplatin as first-line treatment for patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with or without brain metastases (BM) are lacking. The present study analyzed the efficacy and safety of this combination as induction therapy, followed by maintenance therapy with bevacizumab plus pemetrexed in non-squamous NSCLC patients with or without BM. Treatment-naïve patients with advanced non-squamous NSCLC and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status score of 0-2 were eligible...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100343/-effect-of-stenting-for-the-proximal-atherosclerotic-extracranial-vertebral-artery-stenosis
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W Q Che, X J Jiang, H Dong, M Peng, Y B Zou, L Song, H M Zhang, H L Xiong, H Y Wu
Objective: To evaluate the effect of stenting for proximal atherosclerotic extracranial vertebral artery stenosis. Methods: A total of 204 proximal atherosclerotic extracranial vertebral artery stenosis patients underwent stent implantation at Fuwai Hospital were enrolled consecutively between August 2007 and June 2014 prospectively. Medical records were collected and the clinical results were obtained through outpatient and telephone follow up. Results: (1) The patients were (64.1±7.9) years old, and 179 were male (87...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099961/perineural-invasion-is-associated-with-poor-survival-after-preoperative-chemoradiation-therapy-for-advanced-lower-rectal-cancer
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Shozo Yokoyama, Kenji Matsuda, Takashi Watanabe, Yasuyuki Mitani, Junji Ieda, Hiromitsu Iwamoto, Tsukasa Hotta, Katsunari Takifuji, Hiroki Yamaue
BACKGROUND: Preoperative chemoradiation therapy (pCRT) is a standard procedure for patients with advanced lower rectal cancer. It has been reported that pCRT cannot prolong the survival of patients with advanced lower rectal cancer. The aim of this study is to address the controllable and uncontrollable pathological factors of pCRT in predicting local and distant recurrences. METHODS: One hundred two patients with stages 2 and 3 cancer were consecutively enrolled to the study...
January 19, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099353/a-predictive-model-to-estimate-the-pretest-probability-of-metastasis-in-patients-with-osteosarcoma
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Sisheng Wang, Shaoluan Zheng, Kongzu Hu, Heyan Sun, Jinling Zhang, Genxiang Rong, Jie Gao, Nan Ding, Binjie Gui
Osteosarcomas (OSs) represent a huge challenge to improve the overall survival, especially in metastatic patients. Increasing evidence indicates that both tumor-associated elements but also on host-associated elements are under a remarkable effect on the prognosis of cancer patients, especially systemic inflammatory response. By analyzing a series prognosis of factors, including age, gender, primary tumor size, tumor location, tumor grade, and histological classification, monocyte ratio, and NLR ratio, a clinical predictive model was established by using stepwise logistic regression involved circulating leukocyte to compute the estimated probabilities of metastases for OS patients...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099352/acute-pancreatitis-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-timing-of-surgery-and-survival-duration
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Shaojun Li, Bole Tian
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a rare manifestation of pancreatic cancer (PC). The relationship between AP and PC remains less distinct.From January 2009 to November 2015, 47consecutive patients with PC who presented with AP were reviewed for this study. Clinical features, clinicopathologic variables, postoperative complications, and follow-up evaluations of patients were documented in detail from our database. In order to identify cutoff threshold time for surgery, receiver operating curve (ROC) was built according to patients with or without postoperative complications...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099336/prognostic-significance-of-nonprotein-respiratory-quotient-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Hiroki Nishikawa, Hirayuki Enomoto, Yoshinori Iwata, Kyohei Kishino, Yoshihiro Shimono, Kunihiro Hasegawa, Chikage Nakano, Ryo Takata, Akio Ishii, Takashi Nishimura, Kazunori Yoh, Nobuhiro Aizawa, Yoshiyuki Sakai, Naoto Ikeda, Tomoyuki Takashima, Hiroko Iijima, Shuhei Nishiguchi
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of nonprotein respiratory quotient (npRQ), as assessed using indirect calorimetry, on clinical outcomes in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). A total of 244 LC patients were evaluated in this study. For the univariate analysis, for each continuous variable, the optimal cutoff value that maximized the sum of sensitivity and specificity was selected using receiver operating curve (ROC) analysis for survival. There were 137 men and 107 women with the median (range) age of 67 (25-90) years...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099248/overexpression-of-ykl-40-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-patients-undergoing-curative-resection-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Hai-Tao Chen, Jian-Ming Zheng, Yong-Zhen Zhang, Ming Yang, Yu-Ling Wang, Xiao-Hua Man, Yan Chen, Quan-Cai Cai, Zhao-Shen Li
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic value of YKL-40 expression in patients undergoing curative resection of pancreatic cancer. METHODS: This cohort study included 234 consecutive patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma who underwent curative resection. Surgical specimens were immunohistochemically assessed for YKL-40 expression. Kaplan-Meier method and Cox regression were used to evaluate the prognostic impact of YKL-40 expression...
January 18, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098823/integrative-mirna-gene-expression-analysis-enables-refinement-of-associated-biology-and-prediction-of-response-to-cetuximab-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-cancer
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Loris De Cecco, Marco Giannoccaro, Edoardo Marchesi, Paolo Bossi, Federica Favales, Laura D Locati, Lisa Licitra, Silvana Pilotti, Silvana Canevari
This paper documents the process by which we, through gene and miRNA expression profiling of the same samples of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) and an integrative miRNA-mRNA expression analysis, were able to identify candidate biomarkers of progression-free survival (PFS) in patients treated with cetuximab-based approaches. Through sparse partial least square-discriminant analysis (sPLS-DA) and supervised analysis, 36 miRNAs were identified in two components that clearly separated long- and short-PFS patients...
January 14, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098624/long-term-survival-in-adults-treated-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-respiratory-failure-and-sepsis
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Viktor von Bahr, Jan Hultman, Staffan Eksborg, Björn Frenckner, Håkan Kalzén
OBJECTIVE: The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adults with respiratory failure and sepsis is steadily increasing, but the knowledge on long-term survival in this group is scarce. The aim of the present study was to investigate the 5-year survival rates and causes of late death in this group of patients. DESIGN: Single-center retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. PATIENTS: Adult patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for respiratory failure and sepsis between the service being established for adults in 1995 and December 2013...
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097263/predicting-biochemical-recurrence-in-patients-with-high-risk-prostate-cancer-using-the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Min Young Yoon, Juhyun Park, Jeong Yeon Cho, Chang Wook Jeong, Ja Hyeon Ku, Hyeon Hoe Kim, Cheol Kwak
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate whether the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value in diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging predicts the prognoses of patients with high-risk prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 157 patients with high-risk prostate cancer (based on D'Amico's criteria) were included in the analysis. Patients underwent preoperative 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging within 2 months before radical prostatectomy. Those who received neoadjuvant hormone therapy (33 persons) or radiation therapy (18 persons) were excluded...
January 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096999/decreasing-skeletal-muscle-as-a-risk-factor-for-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-sepsis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Keita Shibahashi, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Masahiro Kashiura, Yuichi Hamabe
BACKGROUND: Older patients account for the majority of patients with sepsis. The objective of this study was to determine if decreased skeletal muscle mass is associated with outcomes in elderly patients with sepsis. METHODS: Patients (60 years and older) who were admitted to a tertiary medical center intensive care unit with a primary diagnosis of sepsis between January 2012 and February 2016 were included. Patients who had not undergone abdominal computed tomography on the day of admission, had cardiopulmonary arrest on arrival, or had iliopsoas abscess were excluded from the analyses...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096912/mortality-trends-and-the-impact-of-lymphadenectomy-on-survival-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-with-distant-metastasis
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Hiten D Patel, Michael A Gorin, Natasha Gupta, Max Kates, Michael H Johnson, Phillip M Pierorazio, Mohamad E Allaf
INTRODUCTION: Current treatment paradigms for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) invoke a combination of surgical and systemic therapies. We sought to quantify trends in mortality and performance of lymphadenectomy, as well as impact on survival for patients with mRCC. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry (SEER) (1988-2011) identified patients with mRCC. Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazards models with competing risks regression were employed to assess survival...
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
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