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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723763/the-diagnostic-value-of-assays-for-circulating-tumor-cells-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
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Chi Sun, Wenjun Liao, Zefu Deng, Enliang Li, Qian Feng, Jun Lei, Rongfa Yuan, Shubing Zou, Yilei Mao, Jianghua Shao, Linquan Wu, Chao Zhang
PURPOSE: Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are considered potential biomarkers for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Many studies have attempted to explore this role, but the results are variable. We conducted the first comprehensive meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic value of CTC assay for HCC patients. Additional prognostic value was also assessed. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: All articles included in our study were assessed using QUADAS guidelines after a literature search...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722663/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-utility-of-long-non-coding-rna-gas5-as-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-cancer-biomarker
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Wei Li, Na Li, Ke Shi, Qiong Chen
The growth arrest-specific 5 transcript (GAS5) is a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) involved in the control of cell cycle progression and apoptosis in a wide variety of cells. To determine the clinical value of GAS5 expression in cancer patients, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis exploring its association with the diagnosis, prognosis, and clinicopathological characteristics of cancer. Ten articles on prognosis, 15 on clinicopathology, and 5 on diagnosis were analyzed. Overall results showed that decreased GAS5 expression associated with unfavorable overall survival (OS) (HR = 2...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722498/better-prognosis-of-senile-patients-with-intertrochanteric-femoral-fracture-by-treatment-with-open-reduction-internal-fixation-than-by-hip-arthroplasty
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Zi-Bo Yang, Pei-Hui Wu, Ping-Kwan Wong, Zhi-Yu Huang, Ming Fu, Wei-Ming Liao, Ai-Shan He, Yan Kang
PURPOSE: To compare the postoperative survival and mortality rates in intertrochanteric femoral fracture (IFF) patients who underwent either open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) or hip arthroplasty. METHODS: Clinical data from senior patients who had IFF and underwent ORIF or hip arthroplasty were analyzed retrospectively. Survival curves were compared between groups with Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank test. Significant independent prognostic factors were identified by Cox multivariate regression analysis...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722210/plasma-microrna-based-signatures-to-predict-3-year-postoperative-recurrence-risk-for-stage-ii-and-iii-gastric-cancer
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Xinyang Liu, Xiaowei Zhang, Zhe Zhang, Jinjia Chang, Zhichao Wang, Zheng Wu, Chenchen Wang, Zuojun Sun, Xiaoxiao Ge, Ruixuan Geng, Wenbo Tang, Congqi Dai, Ying Lin, Fengjuan Lin, Menghong Sun, Weihua Jia, Wenqiong Xue, Jiafu Ji, Ying Hu, Guoyou Qin, Jin Li
Our aim was to identify plasma microRNA (miRNA)-based signatures to predict 3-year postoperative recurrence risk for patients with stage II and III gastric cancer (GC) so as to provide insights for individualized adjuvant therapy. Plasma miRNA expression was investigated in three phases, involving 407 patients recruited from three centers. ABI miRNA microarray and TaqMan Low Density Array were adopted in the discovery phase to identify potential miRNAs. Quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction was used to assess the expression of selected miRNAs...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721184/axillary-lymph-node-dissection-on-the-run
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N Maeseele, J Faes, T Van de Putte, J Vlasselaer, E de Jonge, J C Schobbens, K Deraedt, G Debrock, G Van de Putte
The standard approach of performing a completion axillary lymph node dissection (cALND) after a positive sentinel node for breast cancer patients is no longer generally accepted. This study applied the criterion of a 27% risk of having residual positive lymph nodes calculated by the MD Anderson nomogram to perform a cALND. This 27% cut-off is based on the number of positive non-sentinels in the Z0011 trial. A cohort of 166 cN0, sentinel positive breast cancer patients was used to validate the MD Anderson nomogram...
March 2017: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720410/increased-use-of-antihypertensive-medications-after-partial-nephrectomy-vs-radical-nephrectomy
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Ryan Hutchinson, Nirmish Singla, Laura-Maria Krabbe, Solomon Woldu, Gong Chen, Charles Rew, Isamu Tachibana, Yair Lotan, Jeffrey A Cadeddu, Vitaly Margulis
PURPOSE: A prospective study of partial vs. radical nephrectomy demonstrated worse overall survival in patients undergoing partial nephrectomy which appeared to be driven by cardiovascular outcomes. We sought to determine if the blood pressures or use of antihypertensive medications differed between patients who underwent partial or radical nephrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A tertiary-referral institutional renal mass database was queried for patients between 2006 and 2012 undergoing partial or radical nephrectomy...
July 15, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718375/emp3-is-induced-by-twist1-2-and-regulates-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-gastric-cancer-cells
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Ming Han, Wanpeng Xu
In this study, we aimed to explore new downstream effectors of TWIST1/2 in inducing epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in gastric cancer. Bioinformatic data mining was performed using data in The Cancer Genome Atlas Stomach Adenocarcinoma. Survival curves were generated using Kaplan-Meier plotter. Gastric cancer cell lines (AGS and SGC-7901) were used as in vitro cell model to investigate the regulative effect of TWIST1/2 on epithelial membrane protein 3 expression and the progression of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717852/elevated-s100a8-protein-expression-in-breast-cancer-cells-and-breast-tumor-stroma-is-prognostic-of-poor-disease-outcome
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P Miller, K M Kidwell, D Thomas, M Sabel, J M Rae, D F Hayes, B I Hudson, D El-Ashry, M E Lippman
PURPOSE: Elevated S100A8 expression has been observed in cancers of the bladder, esophagus, colon, ovary, and breast. S100A8 is expressed by breast cancer cells as well as by infiltrating immune and myeloid cells. Here we investigate the association of elevated S100A8 protein expression in breast cancer cells and in breast tumor stroma with survival outcomes in a cohort of breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Tissue microarrays (TMA) were constructed from breast cancer specimens from 417 patients with stage I-III breast cancer treated at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center between 2004 and 2006...
July 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716145/mortality-differences-by-surgical-volume-among-patients-with-stomach-cancer-a-threshold-for-a-favorable-volume-outcome-relationship
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Hyeok Choi, Seong-Yoon Yang, Hee-Seung Cho, Woorim Kim, Eun-Cheol Park, Kyu-Tae Han
BACKGROUND: Many studies have assessed the volume-outcome relationship in cancer patients, but most focused on better outcomes in higher volume groups rather than identifying a specific threshold that could assist in clinical decision-making for achieving the best outcomes. The current study suggests an optimal volume for achieving good outcome, as an extension of previous studies on the volume-outcome relationship in stomach cancer patients. METHODS: We used National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) Sampling Cohort data during 2004-2013, comprising healthcare claims for 2550 patients with newly diagnosed stomach cancer...
July 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715644/detection-and-identification-of-serum-protein-peak-at-6648%C3%A2-m-z-as-a-novel-indicator-in-breast-cancer-based-on-mass-spectrometry
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Dongjian Song, Lifang Yue, Yuxiao Zhan, Junjie Zhang, Zechen Yan, Yingzhong Fan, Heying Yang, Da Zhang, Qiuliang Liu, Ziqiang Xia, Pan Qin, Jia Jia, Ming Yue, Jiekai Yu, Shu Zheng, Fuquan Yang, Jiaxiang Wang
Breast cancer (BC) is the second-leading cause of cancer mortality after lung cancer in women owing partly to a lack of specific and sensitive tests for early screening and monitoring. The detection of novel specific BC serum indicators for screening purposes is an essential clinical need. A total of 437 serum specimens from 310 BC patients that were divided into mining and testing sets were collected in this study. In contrast with the conventional BC indicators through receiver operating characteristic, survival and hazard function curves, and multivariate Cox regression analyses, we intended to hunt for stable protein indicators from serum specimens and identify their diagnostic and prognostic potential for BC...
May 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715406/genetic-polymorphisms-of-the-il6-and-nod2-genes-are-risk-factors-for-inflammatory-reactions-in-leprosy
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Carolinne Sales-Marques, Cynthia Chester Cardoso, Lucia Elena Alvarado-Arnez, Ximena Illaramendi, Anna Maria Sales, Mariana de Andréa Hacker, Mayara Garcia de Mattos Barbosa, José Augusto da Costa Nery, Roberta Olmo Pinheiro, Euzenir Nunes Sarno, Antonio Guilherme Pacheco, Milton Ozório Moraes
The pathways that trigger exacerbated immune reactions in leprosy could be determined by genetic variations. Here, in a prospective approach, both genetic and non-genetic variables influencing the amount of time before the development of reactional episodes were studied using Kaplan-Meier survival curves, and the genetic effect was estimated by the Cox proportional-hazards regression model. In a sample including 447 leprosy patients, we confirmed that gender (male), and high bacillary clinical forms are risk factors for leprosy reactions...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714523/echocardiographic-parameters-versus-cha2ds2-vasc-score-in-prediction-of-overall-cardiac-events-heart-failure-and-stroke-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Li-Tan Yang, Wei-Chuan Tsai, Ho-Ming Su
BACKGROUND: Apart from stroke, atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with higher mortality and heart failure (HF), in which risk stratification scheme is lacking. Therefore this investigation examined the prognostic value of echocardiographic predictors against CHA₂DS₂-VASc score in permanent non-valvular AF (NVAF). METHOD: In 252 asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic consecutive patients with NVAF, comprehensive echocardiography was performed. Left atrial deformation parameters were also obtained by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714367/parp-1-serves-as-a-novel-molecular-marker-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-southern-chinese-zhuang-population
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Jiatong Li, Dongwei Dou, Ping Li, Wenqi Luo, Wenxin Lv, Chengdong Zhang, Xiaowei Song, Yuan Yang, Yuening Zhang, Yanzhen Xu, Feifan Xiao, Yan Wei, Jian Qin, Hongtao Li, Xiaoli Yang
PARP-1 (poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1) plays an important role in tumorigenesis. Since its effects on different populations are varied, this study investigated the impact of PARP-1 on primary hepatocellular carcinoma in a Southern Chinese Zhuang population. We assessed the global PARP-1 messenger RNA expression in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma using The Cancer Genome Atlas dataset. Increased PARP-1 expression, related to alpha-fetoprotein level, was observed. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve value was 0...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714362/impact-of-tumor-architecture-on-disease-recurrence-and-cancer-specific-mortality-of-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-treated-with-radical-nephroureterectomy
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Bo Fan, Bin Hu, Qingmin Yuan, Shuang Wen, Tianqing Liu, Shanshan Bai, Xiaofeng Qi, Xin Wang, Deyong Yang, Xiuzhen Sun, Xishuang Song
Upper tract urinary carcinoma (UTUC) is a relatively uncommon but aggressive disease. Recent publications have assessed the prognostic significance of tumor architecture in UTUC, but there is still controversy regarding the significance and importance of tumor architecture on disease recurrence. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 101 patients with clinical UTUC who had undergone surgery. Univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to identify factors associated with disease recurrence and cancer-specific mortality...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714004/expression-and-function-of-transforming-growth-factor%C3%A2-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-activated-protein-kinase-1-in-gastric-cancer
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Yue Yang, Yudong Qiu, Mubai Tang, Zhaoshu Wu, Weidong Hu, Chaobo Chen
The present study aimed to investigate the expression and role of transforming growth factor (TGF) ‑β‑activated protein kinase 1 (TAK1) in human gastric cancer. Immunohistochemistry was performed to investigate the expression of TAK1 in surgical specimens of human gastric cancer tissue and adjacent normal tissue. The association between TAK1 and clinicopathologic factors was analyzed and the association between TAK1 expression and the overall survival rates was evaluated using Kaplan‑Meier curves. In addition, the effect of the TAK1 selective inhibitor 5Z‑7‑oxozeaenol (OZ) on the biological characteristics of MGC803 human gastric cancer cells in vitro were investigated...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713952/exploration-of-the-sequential-gene-changes-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-induced-by-carboplatin-via-microarray-analysis
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Shuqing Wei, Jianwu Liu, Yuxia Shi, Xi Zhang, Yongming Yang, Qingzhen Song
The purpose of the current study was to explore the carboplatin‑induced sequential changes in gene expression and screen out key genes, which were associated with effects of carboplatin on epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The microarray dataset GSE13525 was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database, including 6 EOC cell samples separately treated with carboplatin at 24, 30 and 36 h (case group), and 6 samples treated with phosphate‑buffered saline at the same time points (control group). A total of 3 sets of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were respectively identified in case samples at 24, 30 and 36 h compared with the control group via the Limma package, and separately recorded as DEG‑24, DEG‑30 and DEG‑36...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713422/computational-analysis-of-lifespan-experiment-reproducibility
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Michael Petrascheck, Dana L Miller
Independent reproducibility is essential to the generation of scientific knowledge. Optimizing experimental protocols to ensure reproducibility is an important aspect of scientific work. Genetic or pharmacological lifespan extensions are generally small compared to the inherent variability in mean lifespan even in isogenic populations housed under identical conditions. This variability makes reproducible detection of small but real effects experimentally challenging. In this study, we aimed to determine the reproducibility of C...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712791/radiotherapy-for-stage-i-and-ii-testicular-seminomas-secondary-malignancies-and-survival
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Hiten D Patel, Arnav Srivastava, Ridwan Alam, Gregory A Joice, Zeyad R Schwen, Alice Semerjian, Mohamad E Allaf, Phillip M Pierorazio
INTRODUCTION: Testicular seminoma affects relatively young men with excellent survival outcomes. There has been increasing concern that radiotherapy (RT) leads to secondary malignant neoplasms (SMNs) and subsequent mortality. We evaluated the effect of RT on incidence of SMNs and quantified cancer-related mortality and other causes of death for patients with stage I and II testicular seminoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A national sample of men (1988-2013) diagnosed with stage IA/IB/IS/IIA/IIB/IIC testicular seminomas from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results were evaluated...
July 13, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712587/clinical-implications-of-donor-age-a-single-institution-analysis-spanning-3%C3%A2-decades
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Christopher T Holley, Rosemary F Kelly, Sara J Shumway, Roland Z Brown, Marshall I Hertz, Kyle D Rudser, Coco W Quinlan, Irena Cich, Gabriel Loor
BACKGROUND: We sought to clarify the effect of donor age as a continuous variable on morbidity and mortality in a single-institution experience. METHODS: From 1986 to 2016, 882 adult lung transplants were performed, including 396 in the lung allocation score era. Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazards models were used to evaluate the association of donor age with overall survival and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) score ≥1-free survival. Logistic regression was used to evaluate the association with primary graft dysfunction grade 3...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711968/local-and-systemic-immunity-predict-survival-in-patients-with-pulmonary-sarcomatoid-carcinoma
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Erin Schenk, Jennifer Boland, Aaron Mansfield, Marie Christine Aubry, Allan Dietz
Pulmonary sarcomatoid cancer (PSC) is a rare, aggressive subtype of non-small cell lung cancer, and measures of local and systemic immunity as biomarkers are incompletely known. We performed this study to characterize the leukocyte composition within the tumor, stroma, and peripheral blood in patients with PSC and correlated our findings with overall survival. Tissue from 30 patients diagnosed with PSC was evaluated by IHC for the presence of CD3(+), CD14(+), and CD19(+) cells and PD-L1 expression. A lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) was calculated for the tumor microenvironment (TME) and peripheral blood...
August 2017: Medical Oncology
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