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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231401/reappraisal-of-ebv-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-dlbcl-comparative-analysis-between-ebv-positive-and-negative-dlbcl-with-ebv-positive-bystander-cells
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Akiko Ohashi, Seiichi Kato, Akinao Okamoto, Yoko Inaguma, Akira Satou, Toyonori Tsuzuki, Nobuhiko Emi, Masataka Okamoto, Shigeo Nakamura
AIMS: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), not otherwise specified (NOS) is defined as monoclonal EBV(+) B-cell proliferation affecting patients without any known immunosuppression. Non-neoplastic EBV(+) cells proliferating in or adjacent to EBV(-) DLBCL were reported recently, but their clinical significance is unclear. Thus, we investigated the prognostic impact of EBV(+) cells in DLBCL. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared the clinico-pathological characteristics of 30 EBV(+) DLBCL patients and 29 and 604 EBV(-) DLBCL patients with and without EBV(+) bystander cells (median age of onset 71, 67, and 62 years, respectively)...
February 23, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231233/association-of-topoisomerase-ii-top2a-and-dual-specificity-phosphatase-6-dusp6-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-with-radiation-treatment-response-and-prognosis-of-lung-cancer-in-han-chinese
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Tian-Lu Wang, Yang-Wu Ren, He-Tong Wang, Hong Yu, Yu-Xia Zhao
BACKGROUND Mutations of DNA topoisomerase II (TOP2A) are associated with chemotherapy resistance, whereas dual-specificity phosphatase 6 (DUSP6) negatively regulates members of the mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase superfamily to control cell proliferation. This study assessed TOP2A and DUSP6 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients for association with chemoradiotherapy responses and prognosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 140 Chinese patients with histologically confirmed NSCLC were enrolled and subjected to genotyping of TOP2A rs471692 and DUSP6 rs2279574 using Taqman PCR...
February 23, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229175/survival-prediction-of-trauma-patients-a-study-on-us-national-trauma-data-bank
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I Sefrioui, R Amadini, J Mauro, A El Fallahi, M Gabbrielli
BACKGROUND: Exceptional circumstances like major incidents or natural disasters may cause a huge number of victims that might not be immediately and simultaneously saved. In these cases it is important to define priorities avoiding to waste time and resources for not savable victims. Trauma and Injury Severity Score (TRISS) methodology is the well-known and standard system usually used by practitioners to predict the survival probability of trauma patients. However, practitioners have noted that the accuracy of TRISS predictions is unacceptable especially for severely injured patients...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228159/the-effect-of-interspecific-competition-on-the-temporal-dynamics-of-aedes-albopictus-and-culex-pipiens
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Giovanni Marini, Giorgio Guzzetta, Frederic Baldacchino, Daniele Arnoldi, Fabrizio Montarsi, Gioia Capelli, Annapaola Rizzoli, Stefano Merler, Roberto Rosà
BACKGROUND: Aedes albopictus and Culex pipiens larvae reared in the same breeding site compete for resources, with an asymmetrical outcome that disadvantages only the latter species. The impact of these interactions on the overall ecology of these two species has not yet been assessed in the natural environment. In the present study, the temporal patterns of adult female mosquitoes from both species were analysed in north-eastern Italy, and substantial temporal shifts between abundance curves of Cx...
February 23, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227220/selection-of-an-optimal-feature-set-to-predict-heart-transplantation-outcomes
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Dennis Medved, Pierre Nugues, Johan Nilsson, Dennis Medved, Pierre Nugues, Johan Nilsson, Dennis Medved, Johan Nilsson, Pierre Nugues
Heart transplantation (HT) is a life saving procedure, but a limited donor supply forces the surgeons to prioritize the recipients. The understanding of factors that predict mortality could help the doctors with this task. The objective of this study is to find locally optimal feature sets to predict survival of HT patients for different time periods. To this end, we applied logistic regression together with a greedy forward and backward search. As data source, we used the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) registry, where we extracted adult patients (>17 years) from January 1997 to December 2008...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225798/effect-of-maternal-death-on-child-survival-in-rural-west-africa-25-years-of-prospective-surveillance-data-in-the-gambia
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Susana Scott, Lindsay Kendall, Pierre Gomez, Stephen R C Howie, Syed M A Zaman, Samba Ceesay, Umberto D'Alessandro, Momodou Jasseh
BACKGROUND: The death of a mother is a tragedy in itself but it can also have devastating effects for the survival of her children. We aim to explore the impact of a mother's death on child survival in rural Gambia, West Africa. METHODS: We used 25 years of prospective surveillance data from the Farafenni Health and Demographic surveillance system (FHDSS). Mortality rates per 1,000 child-years up to ten years of age were estimated and Kaplan-Meier survival curves plotted by maternal vital status...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225483/homocysteine-and-all-cause-mortality-in-hypertensive-adults-without-pre-existing-cardiovascular-conditions-effect-modification-by-mthfr-c677t-polymorphism
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Benjamin Xu, Xiangyi Kong, Richard Xu, Yun Song, Lishun Liu, Ziyi Zhou, Rui Gu, Xiuli Shi, Min Zhao, Xiao Huang, Mingli He, Jia Fu, Yefeng Cai, Ping Li, Xiaoshu Cheng, Changyan Wu, Fang Chen, Yan Zhang, Genfu Tang, Xianhui Qin, Binyan Wang, Hao Xue, Yundai Chen, Ye Tian, Ningling Sun, Yimin Cui, Fan Fan Hou, Jianping Li, Yong Huo
BACKGROUND: Previous studies support an association between elevated total homocysteine (tHcy) levels and increased all-cause mortality. However, few prospective studies have examined this association in hypertensive patients, and/or tested any effect modification by the methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T genotype. METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial. Serum tHcy and folate were measured at baseline. Individual MTHFR C677T genotype (CC, CT, and TT) was determined...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224260/modeling-restricted-mean-survival-time-under-general-censoring-mechanisms
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Xin Wang, Douglas E Schaubel
Restricted mean survival time (RMST) is often of great clinical interest in practice. Several existing methods involve explicitly projecting out patient-specific survival curves using parameters estimated through Cox regression. However, it would often be preferable to directly model the restricted mean for convenience and to yield more directly interpretable covariate effects. We propose generalized estimating equation methods to model RMST as a function of baseline covariates. The proposed methods avoid potentially problematic distributional assumptions pertaining to restricted survival time...
February 21, 2017: Lifetime Data Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224031/first-report-of-tasmanian-sheep-strain-g2-genotype-isolated-from-iranian-goat-using-the-high-resolution-melting-hrm-analysis
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Ahmad Hosseini-Safa, Mohammad Ali Mohag Hegh, Nader Pestechian, Maryam Ganji, Rasoul Mohammadi, Reza Mahmoudi Lamouki, Mohammad Rostami-Nejad
AIM: The present study was aimed to evaluate E. granulosus genotypes isolated from goats using HRM analysis in Isfahan province. BACKGROUND: Cystic echincoccosis, so-called hydatidosis, is widespread infection caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. This is an important zoonotic disease worldwide, especially in the developing countries such as Iran. To date, molecular studies mainly based on the mitochondrial DNA sequences have identified distinct genotypes termed G1-G10 which can differ in some characteristics such as the growth and infectivity to different intermediate hosts or the survival rate in the definitive hosts that are important for the development of control strategies...
December 2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223828/preoperative-albumin-to-globulin-ratio-and-prognostic-nutrition-index-predict-prognosis-for-glioblastoma
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Wen-Zhe Xu, Feng Li, Zhen-Kuan Xu, Xuan Chen, Bin Sun, Jing-Wei Cao, Yu-Guang Liu
OBJECTIVE: Impaired immunonutritional status has disadvantageous effects on outcomes for cancer patients. Preoperative albumin-to-globulin ratio (AGR) and the prognostic nutrition index (PNI) have been used as prognostic factors in various cancers. We aimed to evaluate the clinical significance of the AGR and PNI in glioblastoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective analysis involved 166 patients. Demographic, clinical, and laboratory data were collected. AGR and the PNI were calculated as AGR = albumin/(total serum protein - albumin) and PNI = albumin (g/L) + 5 × total lymphocyte count (10(9)/L)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223729/preoperative-albumin-level-is-a-marker-of-alveolar-echinococcosis-recurrence-after-hepatectomy
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Gaëtan-Romain Joliat, Ismail Labgaa, Nicolas Demartines, Nermin Halkic
AIM: To identify a preoperative blood marker predictive of alveolar echinococcosis (AE) recurrence after hepatectomy. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent operation for liver AE at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) between January 1992 and December 2015 were included in this retrospective study. Preoperative laboratory values of leukocytes, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), red blood cell distribution width (RDW), thrombocytes, C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin were collected and analyzed...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223716/preoperative-red-cell-distribution-width-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predict-survival-in-patients-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Zheng Li, Na Hong, Melissa Robertson, Chen Wang, Guoqian Jiang
Several parameters of preoperative complete blood count (CBC) and inflammation-associated blood cell markers derived from them have been reported to correlate with prognosis in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), but their prognostic importance and optimal cutoffs are still needed be elucidated. Clinic/pathological parameters, 5-year follow-up data and preoperative CBC parameters were obtained retrospectively in 654 EOC patients underwent primary surgery at Mayo Clinic. Cutoffs for neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio (MLR) were optimized by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223382/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-activity-of-omadacycline-against-two-biothreat-pathogens-bacillus-anthracis-and-yersinia-pestis
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Judith Steenbergen, S Ken Tanaka, Lynda L Miller, Stephanie A Halasohoris, Jeremy R Hershfield
Introduction: The in vitro activity and in vivo efficacy of omadacycline (OMC) were evaluated against the causative pathogens of anthrax and plague, Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis, respectively.Methods: Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of OMC were determined by microbroth dilution according to CLSI guidelines for 30 isolates each of Y. pestis and B. anthracis The in vivo efficacy of omadacycline was studied at a range of dosages in both a post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) murine model of anthrax and plague as well as in a delayed treatment model of inhalational anthrax...
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223168/prognostic-alternative-mrna-splicing-signature-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yuan Li, Nan Sun, Zhiliang Lu, Shouguo Sun, Jianbing Huang, Zhaoli Chen, Jie He
Alternative splicing provides a major mechanism to generate protein diversity. Increasing evidence suggests a link of dysregulation of splicing associated with cancer. Genome-wide alternative splicing profiling in lung cancer remains largely unstudied. We generated alternative splicing profiles in 491 lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) and 471 lung squamous cell carcinoma (LUSC) patients in TCGA using RNA-seq data, prognostic models and splicing networks were built by integrated bioinformatics analysis. A total of 3,691 and 2,403 alternative splicing events were significantly associated with patient survival in LUAD and LUSC, respectively, including EGFR, CD44, PIK3C3, RRAS2, MAPKAP1 and FGFR2...
February 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222768/ki-67-as-a-controversial-predictive-and-prognostic-marker-in-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Balázs Ács, Veronika Zámbó, Laura Vízkeleti, A Marcell Szász, Lilla Madaras, Gyöngyvér Szentmártoni, Tímea Tőkés, Béla Á Molnár, István Artúr Molnár, Stefan Vári-Kakas, Janina Kulka, Anna-Mária Tőkés
BACKGROUND: Studies have partly demonstrated the clinical validity of Ki-67 as a predictive marker in the neoadjuvant setting, but the question of the best cut-off points as well as the importance of this marker as a prognostic factor in partial responder/non-responder groups remains uncertain. METHODS: One hundred twenty patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) between 2002 and 2013 were retrospectively recruited to this study...
February 21, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221933/thermal-inactivation-kinetics-of-sporolactobacillus-nakayamae-spores-a-spoilage-bacterium-isolated-from-a-model-mashed-potato-scallion-mixture
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Hayriye Bozkurt, Jairus R D David, Ryan J Talley, D Scott Lineback, P Michael Davidson
Sporolactobacillus species have been occasionally isolated from spoiled foods and environmental sources. Thus, food processors should be aware of their potential presence and characteristics. In this study, the heat resistance and influence of the growth and recovery media on apparent heat resistance of Sporolactobacillus nakayamae spores were studied and described mathematically. For each medium, survivor curves and thermal death curves were generated for different treatment times (0 to 25 min) at different temperatures (70, 75, and 80°C) and Weibull and first-order models were compared...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221847/thermal-and-starvation-stress-response-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-isolates-selected-from-agricultural-environments
#17
Achyut Adhikari, Andy Bary, Craig Cogger, Caleb James, Gülhan Ünlü, Karen Killinger
Pathogens exposed to agricultural production environments are subject to multiple stresses that may alter their survival under subsequent stress conditions. The objective of this study was to examine heat and starvation stress response of Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains isolated from agricultural matrices. Seven E. coli O157:H7 isolates from different agricultural matrices-soil, compost, irrigation water, and sheep manure-were selected, and two ATCC strains were used as controls. The E. coli O157:H7 isolates were exposed to heat stress (56°C in 0...
October 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221187/identification-associated-factors-and-prognosis-of-symptom-clusters-in-taiwanese-patients-with-heart-failure
#18
Tsuey-Yuan Huang, Debra K Moser, Shiow-Li Hwang
BACKGROUND: Patients with heart failure (HF) have multiple distressing symptoms that are associated with poor outcomes. These symptoms do not occur in isolation from each other but likely occur as discrete clusters that may prove helpful to clinicians trying to counsel patients about symptom monitoring and management. Defining common symptom clusters and determining the associations between symptom clusters and outcomes may improve patient management. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to define symptom clusters and their association with event-free survival in terms of cardiac hospitalization and all-cause mortality in patients with HF...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220962/long-term-outcomes-of-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-versus-laparoscopic-resection-for-gastric-stromal-tumors-less-than-2%C3%A2-cm
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Yan Meng, Wei Li, Lu Han, Aimin Li, Qun Yan, Qiuhua Lai, Side Liu, Yue Li
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Laparoscopic resection (LAP) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of small gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) has been reported by large amount of literature. However, the management of small GISTs remains controversial. This study evaluated the efficacy of ESD and LAP for small gastric GISTs and provided long-term outcomes of the two methods. METHODS: A total of 126 patients who underwent ESD or LAP for small gastric GISTs between 2009 and 2016 were retrospectively collected from medical records in our hospital and we made telephone follow-up about recurrence rate...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220519/red-blood-cell-concentrates-treated-with-the-amustaline-s-303-pathogen-reduction-system-and-stored-for-35-days-retain-post-transfusion-viability-results-of-a-two-centre-study
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J A Cancelas, J L Gottschall, N Rugg, S Graminske, M A Schott, A North, N Huang, N Mufti, A Erickson, S Rico, L Corash
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pathogen reduction technology using amustaline (S-303) was developed to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infection and adverse effects of residual leucocytes. In this study, the viability of red blood cells (RBCs) prepared with a second-generation process and stored for 35 days was evaluated in two different blood centres. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a single-blind, randomized, controlled, two-period crossover study (n = 42 healthy subjects), amustaline-treated (Test) or Control RBCs were prepared in random sequence and stored for 35 days...
February 21, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
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