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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037021/multimodal-therapy-for-locally-advanced-prostate-cancer-the-roles-of-radiotherapy-androgen-deprivation-therapy-and-their-combination
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Sung Uk Lee, Kwan Ho Cho
Locally advanced prostate cancer (LAPC) is defined as histologically proven T3-4 prostatic adenocarcinoma. In this review, we define the individual roles of radiotherapy (RT), short-term (ST-) and long-term (LT-) androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), and their combination in multimodal therapy for LAPC. Despite limitations in comparing the clinical outcomes among published papers, in the present study, a trend of 10-year clinical outcomes was roughly estimated by calculating the average rates weighted by the cohort number...
September 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037020/factors-associated-with-pulmonary-toxicity-after-myeloablative-conditioning-using-fractionated-total-body-irradiation
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Hwa Kyung Byun, Hong In Yoon, Jaeho Cho, Hyun Ju Kim, Yoo Hong Min, Chuhl Joo Lyu, June-Won Cheong, Jin Seok Kim, Hyo Sun Kim, Soo-Jeong Kim, Andrew Jihoon Yang, Byung Min Lee, Won Hee Lee, Joongyo Lee, Ki Jung Ahn, Chang-Ok Suh
PURPOSE: Pulmonary toxicities, including infectious pneumonia (IP) and idiopathic pneumonia syndrome (IPS), are serious side effects of total body irradiation (TBI) used for myeloablative conditioning. This study aimed to evaluate clinical factors associated with IP and IPS following TBI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-eight patients with hematologic malignancies who underwent TBI before allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation between 2005 and 2014 were reviewed...
September 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037019/effect-of-leukocyte-alteration-on-treatment-outcomes-following-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer
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Tae Gyu Kim, Won Park, Doo Ho Choi, Hee Chul Park, Seok-Hyung Kim, Yong Beom Cho, Seong Hyen Yun, Hee Cheol Kim, Woo Yong Lee, Jeeyun Lee, Joon Oh Park, Young Suk Park
PURPOSE: Hematotoxicity following anti-cancer treatment is known to be related to treatment efficacy in several malignancies. The purpose of this study was to examine the hematologic parameters related to the tumor response and survival in patients treated with curative surgery following preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for rectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred eighteen patients with rectal cancer who underwent preoperative CRT and curative surgery were analyzed, retrospectively...
September 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037012/medical-treatment-of-intracranial-atherosclerosis-an-update
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REVIEW
Jong S Kim, Oh Young Bang
For patients with symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS), antithrombotic agents are the mainstay of therapy. Anticoagulation (warfarin) is not widely used since it is not more effective than aspirin and carries a high risk of bleeding. New oral anticoagulants are showing promise, but their use has not been investigated in appropriate clinical trials. Since the recurrent stroke risk is high with aspirin monotherapy, dual antiplatelets are considered in the early stage of symptomatic ICAS. Based on the Clopidogrel in High-Risk Patients with Acute Nondisabling Cerebrovascular Events (CHANCE) and Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis (SAMMPRIS) results, aspirin plus clopidogrel has been recommended...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036978/-clinical-features-and-surgical-treatment-effect-of-patients-with-cardiac-cavernous-hemangioma
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Q L Yang, B Tang, X H Zhou, J P Wang, H Y Wang, S Y Wang
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and surgical treatment effect of patients with cardiac cavernous hemangioma. Methods: Clinical data of 9 patients (5 male, aged from 4 to 53 years old) with cardiac cavernous hemangioma, who underwent surgical treatment from November 2002 to March 2015 and the diagnosis of cardiac cavernous hemangioma was confirmed by postoperative histological examination, were retrospectively analyzed. Effects of surgical treatment were analyzed. Results: Four patients were asymptomatic (heart murmur presented in 3 patients during physical examination)...
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036958/-a-clinical-and-hereditary-analysis-of-novel-complex-heterozygous-kcnj1-mutation-in-a-bartter-syndrome-type-%C3%A2-patient
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X Y Li, Y Jiang, L J Xu, L Duan, X Y Peng, L M Chen, W B Xia, X P Xing
Bartter syndrome (BS) is a hereditary condition transmitted as an autosomal recessive (Bartter type 1 to 4) or dominant trait (Bartter type 5). The disease associates hypokalemic alkalosis with varying degrees of hypercalciuria. Here we presented a case (BS type Ⅱ) of a 17 years old female presented with polyhydramnios, polyuria, nephrocalcinosis and hypokalemia, which was alleviated after treatment with celecoxib and vitamin D(3). DNA sequencing identified compound heterozygous KCNJ1 gene mutations, c. 931C >T (p...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036953/-a-clinical-analysis-of-six-patients-with-brucella-endocarditis-and-literature-review
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L Luo, B T Zhou, H L Wang, H T Dou, T S Li
Objective: To analyze the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of patients with Brucella endocarditis in order to improve the understanding and treatment of Brucella endocarditis. Methods: The clinical data including demographic characteristics, clinical features, laboratory data, echocardiography, treatment and clinical outcome of 6 patients with Brucella endocarditis were collected and analyzed. Results: In our database consisting of 211 brucellosis patients with positive blood culture, 6 patients (2...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036899/targeting-strategies-for-the-combination-treatment-of-cancer-using-drug-delivery-systems
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REVIEW
Janel Kydd, Rahul Jadia, Praveena Velpurisiva, Aniket Gad, Shailee Paliwal, Prakash Rai
Cancer cells have characteristics of acquired and intrinsic resistances to chemotherapy treatment-due to the hostile tumor microenvironment-that create a significant challenge for effective therapeutic regimens. Multidrug resistance, collateral toxicity to normal cells, and detrimental systemic side effects present significant obstacles, necessitating alternative and safer treatment strategies. Traditional administration of chemotherapeutics has demonstrated minimal success due to the non-specificity of action, uptake and rapid clearance by the immune system, and subsequent metabolic alteration and poor tumor penetration...
October 14, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036835/therapeutic-role-of-long-non-coding-rna-tcons_00019174-in-depressive-disorders-is-dependent-on-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Xinqiang Ni, Yingzhao Liao, Limin Li, Xiaoli Zhang, Zhengzhi Wu
Chronic stress is one of the major causes that lead to major depressive disorder (MDD), which is a prevalent mood disorder worldwide. Lots of MDD patients could not benefit from available medication due to the complex etiology of MDD. Recently, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), molecular switches of downstream genes expression, have been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of MDD. LncRNA TCONS_00019174 has been implicated in MDD risk and antidepressant effects, However, the effect of lncRNA TCONS_00019174 on antidepressant responses has not been investigated...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036814/curcumin-ameliorates-neuroinflammation-neurodegeneration-and-memory-deficits-in-p25-transgenic-mouse-model-that-bears-hallmarks-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jeyapriya Raja Sundaram, Charlene Priscilla Poore, Noor Hazim Bin Sulaimee, Tej Pareek, Wei Fun Cheong, Markus R Wenk, Harish C Pant, Sally A Frautschy, Chian-Ming Low, Sashi Kesavapany
Several studies have indicated that neuroinflammation is indeed associated with neurodegenerative disease pathology. However, failures of recent clinical trials of anti-inflammatory agents in neurodegenerative disorders have emphasized the need to better understand the complexity of the neuroinflammatory process in order to unravel its link with neurodegeneration. Deregulation of Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) activity by production of its hyperactivator p25 is involved in the formation of tau and amyloid pathology reminiscent of Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036813/association-between-later-life-lifestyle-factors-and-alzheimer-s-disease-biomarkers-in-non-demented-individuals-a-longitudinal-descriptive-cohort-study
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Babette L R Reijs, Stephanie J B Vos, Hilkka Soininen, Jyrki Lötjonen, Juha Koikkalainen, Maria Pikkarainen, Anette Hall, Ritva Vanninen, Yawu Liu, Sanna-Kaisa Herukka, Yvonne Freund-Levi, Giovanni B Frisoni, Lutz Frölich, Flavio Nobili, Marcel Olde Rikkert, Luiza Spiru, Magda Tsolaki, Åsa K Wallin, Philip Scheltens, Frans Verhey, Pieter Jelle Visser
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle factors have been associated with the risk of dementia, but the association with Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between later life lifestyle factors and AD biomarkers (i.e., amyloid-β 1-42 (Aβ42) and tau in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and hippocampal volume) in individuals with subjective cognitive decline (SCD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In addition, to examine the effect of later life lifestyle factors on developing AD-type dementia in individuals with MCI...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036806/pritumumab-the-first-therapeutic-antibody-for-glioma-patients
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Ivan Babic, Elmar Nurmemmedov, Venkata M Yenugonda, Tiffany Juarez, Natsuko Nomura, Sandeep C Pingle, Mark C Glassy, Santosh Kesari
Immunotherapy is now at the forefront of cancer therapeutic development. Gliomas are a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer for which immunotherapy may hold promise. Pritumumab (also known in the literature as CLNH11, CLN-IgG, and ACA-11) was the first monoclonal antibody tested in cancer patients. Pritumumab is a natural human monoclonal antibody developed from a B lymphocyte isolated from a regional draining lymph node of a patient with cervical carcinoma. The antibody binds ecto-domain vimentin on the surface of cancer cells...
September 1, 2017: Human Antibodies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036804/rheopheresis-as-a-causal-therapy-option-for-systemic-scleroderma-ssc
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Stine Lutze, G Daeschlein, W Konschake, Michael Jünger
A complex pathomechanism accounts systemic sclerosis as a form of collagenosis. A triad of vasculopathy, autoinflammation, and dysbalance of the fibroblast function can be seen as cause, as well as symptomatic appearance. Comparative with other collagenoses, e.g. Lupus erythematosus, vasculopathy, instead of autoinflammation, appears to be clinically important in systemic scleroderma. The fact that autoinflammation does not represent the major role in the maintenance of the disease is also evident by the lack of therapeutic effects of classical systemic immunosuppressants...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036802/pharmacosimulation-of-interruptions-and-its-solution-in-intravenous-administration-of-cangrelor
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Maryna Masyuk, Nadia Heramvand, Johanna M Muessig, Amir M Nia, Amin Polzin, Markus Kollmann, Malte Kelm, Christian Jung
BACKGROUNDCangrelor is an intravenous adenosine diphosphate (ADP) P2Y12 receptor antagonist, which has to be administered as a bolus followed by immediate infusion. Nevertheless, in clinical routine deviations from the correct practice, such as delayed infusion onset or interruptions during infusion, may occur. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to investigate the impact of administration delays on cangrelor concentration in a pharmacological simulation setting and to give possible solutions for the clinical practice...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036787/evaluation-of-serum-ccl18-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-ovarian-cancer
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Linjing Yuan, Jianxin Wan, Chumei Huang, Jingjing Liang, Min Liu, Caifeng Yue, Laisheng Li
BACKGROUND: Early detection and differentiation diagnosis of a pelvic mass (PM) is crucial in improving the prognosis of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). C-C motif chemokine ligand 18 (CCL18) was reported as a chemokine-mediated tumor-related inflammation that can be detected in serum and may correlate with cancer patients' prognosis. OBJECTIVE: We performed this study to investigate the relationship between CCL18 levels and clinical characteristics of EOC patients, and to explore their diagnostic and prognostic values...
September 29, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036756/acupuncture-or-acupressure-for-induction-of-labour
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REVIEW
Caroline A Smith, Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen
BACKGROUND: This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction. The use of complementary therapies is increasing. Women may look to complementary therapies during pregnancy and childbirth to be used alongside conventional medical practice. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. Acupressure is using the thumbs or fingers to apply pressure to specific points. The limited observational studies to date suggest acupuncture for induction of labour has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036720/the-relationship-between-clinical-and-personal-recovery-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Robin Michael Van Eck, Thijs Jan Burger, Astrid Vellinga, Frederike Schirmbeck, Lieuwe de Haan
Patients describe experiencing personal recovery despite ongoing symptoms of psychosis. The aim of the current research was to perform a meta-analysis investigating the relationship between clinical and personal recovery in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. A comprehensive OvidSP database search was performed to identify relevant studies. Correlation coefficients of the relationship between clinical and personal recovery were retrieved from primary studies. Meta-analyses were performed, calculating mean weighted effect sizes for the association between clinical and personal recovery, hope, and empowerment...
July 14, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036711/impacts-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-on-1-year-outcomes-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-controlled-population-based-mirror-image-study
#18
Hai-Ti Lin, Shi-Kai Liu, Ming H Hsieh, Yi-Ling Chien, I-Ming Chen, Shih-Cheng Liao, Hui-Ju Tsai, Chi-Shin Wu
Objectives: Despite the decline in the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in patients with schizophrenia, ECT augmentation is still recommended for those with poor response to standard pharmacological intervention. However, the effectiveness of augmentation of antipsychotics with ECT on long-term clinical outcomes needs to be verified in an expanded sample. Methods: Patients who were hospitalized for schizophrenia and received ECT for the first time during that hospitalization were identified from the total population health insurance database in Taiwan between 2002 and 2011...
September 23, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036703/spiritual-religious-distress-is-associated-with-pain-catastrophizing-and-interference-in-veterans-with-chronic-pain
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J Irene Harris, Timothy Usset, Laura Krause, Damien Schill, Berdette Reuer, Rhonda Donahue, Crystal L Park
Objective: Few studies have examined relations between one important aspect of spiritual/religious functioning-spiritual distress-and pain-related outcomes, and none has examined how spiritual distress and depression conjointly relate to chronic pain. The goal of the present study, then, was to examine veterans' spiritual distress as a predictor of two aspects of chronic pain, catastrophizing and interference, testing a mediational model of depression. Design: Four hundred thirty-six patients seeking treatment in a chronic pain management clinic responded to a mailed survey assessing demographics, spiritual distress, depression, pain catastrophizing, and pain interference...
September 23, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036699/pain-related-acceptance-as-a-mediator-in-the-fear-avoidance-model-of-chronic-pain-a-preliminary-study
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Sophie Lykkegaard Ravn, Maria Louison Vang, Henrik Bjarke Vaegter, Tonny Elmose Andersen
Objective: The fear avoidance model has served as a popular, heuristic model in explaining the transition from acute to chronic pain. In addition, the significance of pain-related acceptance in chronic pain development and adjustment is underlined in a vast number of empirical studies. The objective of the current preliminary study was to investigate pain-related acceptance as a mediator within the key cognitive relationships proposed by the fear avoidance model of chronic pain. Materials and Methods: In a cross-sectional design, bodily pain, pain catastrophizing, fear avoidance beliefs, and pain-related acceptance were assessed by questionnaires in 125 chronic pain patients in a Danish multidisciplinary pain center...
September 23, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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