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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430990/three-dimensional-dose-prediction-and-validation-with-the-radiobiological-gamma-index-based-on-a-relative-seriality-model-for-head-and-neck-imrt
#1
Noriaki Hamatani, Iori Sumida, Yutaka Takahashi, Michio Oda, Yuji Seo, Fumiaki Isohashi, Keisuke Tamari, Kazuhiko Ogawa
This study proposes a quality assurance (QA) method incorporating radiobiological factors based on the QUANTEC-determined tumor control probability and the normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) of head-and-neck intensity-modulated radiation therapy (HN-IMRT). Per-beam measurements were conducted for 20 cases using a 2D detector array. Three-dimensional predicted dose distributions within targets and organs at risk were reconstructed based on the per-beam QA results derived from differences between planned and measured doses...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429786/comprehensive-assessment-showed-no-associations-of-variants-at-the-slc10a1-locus-with-susceptibility-to-persistent-hbv-infection-among-southern-chinese
#2
Ying Zhang, Yuanfeng Li, Miantao Wu, Pengbo Cao, Xiaomin Liu, Qian Ren, Yun Zhai, Bobo Xie, Yanling Hu, Zhibin Hu, Jinxin Bei, Jie Ping, Xinyi Liu, Yinghua Yu, Bingqian Guo, Hui Lu, Guanjun Liu, Haitao Zhang, Ying Cui, Zengnan Mo, Hongbing Shen, Yi-Xin Zeng, Fuchu He, Hongxing Zhang, Gangqiao Zhou
The sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP) encoded by SLC10A1 was recently demonstrated to be a functional receptor for hepatitis B virus (HBV). The role of SLC10A1 polymorphisms, particularly the Ser267Phe variant (rs2296651) in exon 4, has been frequently investigated in regard to risk of persistent HBV infection. However, these investigations have generated conflicting results. To examine whether common genetic variation at the SLC10A1 locus is associated with risk of persistent HBV infection, haplotype-tagging and imputed single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were assessed in two case-control sample sets, totally including 2,550 cases (persistently HBV infected subjects, PIs) and 2,124 controls (spontaneously recovered subjects, SRs) of Southern Chinese ancestry...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421397/comparison-between-the-four-field-box-and-field-in-field-techniques-for-conformal-radiotherapy-of-the-esophagus-using-dose-volume-histograms-and-normal-tissue-complication-probabilities
#3
Farzaneh Allaveisi, Amir Nami Moghadam
PURPOSE: We evaluated and compared the performance of the field-in-field (FIF) to that of the four-field box (4FB) technique regarding dosimetric and radiobiological parameters for radiotherapy of esophageal carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with esophageal cancer were selected. For each patient, two treatment plans were created: 4FB and FIF. The parameters compared included the conformity index (CI), homogeneity index (HI), D mean, D max, tumor control probability (TCP), V 20Gy and V 30Gy of the heart and lungs, normal tissue complication probability (NTCP), and monitor units per fraction (MU/fr)...
April 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410686/relations-between-doses-cumulated-in-bone-marrow-and-dose-delivery-techniques-during-radiation-therapy-of-cervical-and-endometrial-cancer
#4
Agata Jodda, Bartosz Urbański, Tomasz Piotrowski, Julian Malicki
PURPOSE: To compare normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) and average doses in the bone marrow (BM), obtained for five different radiotherapy delivery and planning strategies of cervical and endometrial cancer. MATERIAL/METHODS: 50 patients were taken to analysis. For each case, 3 different dose delivery techniques were used: 4-field, X15MV, 3DCRT; 7-field, X6MV, IMRT; and 2-arc, X6MV, VMAT. Two optimization scenarios were used for the IMRT and VMAT plans generation: with (+) and without (-) the inclusion of the BM as an optimized structure...
April 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392704/predictive-parameters-in-hypofractionated-whole-breast-3d-conformal-radiotherapy-according-to-the-ontario-canadian-trial
#5
Grazia Lazzari, Angela Terlizzi, Giuseppina Della Vittoria Scarpati, Francesco Perri, Vincenzo De Chiara, Barbara Turi, Giovanni Silvano
AIM: To evaluate the possible role of dosimetric parameters according Normal Tissue Complication Probability (NTCP) model as predictive of late toxicity and cosmesis in hypofractionated whole-breast three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis on 215 consecutive early breast cancer patients treated with breast conserving surgery and adjuvant hypofractionated whole-breast radiotherapy (according the Ontario Canadian trial), with a 6 years median follow-up was conducted...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392313/uncomplicated-and-cancer-free-control-probability-ucfcp-a-new-integral-approach-to-treatment-plan-optimization-in-photon-radiation-therapy
#6
Beatriz Sánchez-Nieto, Maite Romero-Expósito, José A Terrón, Francisco Sánchez-Doblado
PURPOSE: Biological treatment plan evaluation does not currently consider second cancer induction from peripheral doses associated to photon radiotherapy. The aim is to propose a methodology to characterize the therapeutic window by means of an integral radiobiological approach, which considers not only Tumour Control Probability (TCP) and Normal Tissue Complication Probability (NTCP) but also Secondary Cancer Probability (SCP). METHODS: Uncomplicated and Cancer-Free Control Probability (UCFCP) function has been proposed assuming a statistically uncorrelated response for tumour and normal tissues...
April 6, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391356/rat-precision-cut-liver-slices-predict-drug-induced-cholestatic-injury
#7
Viktoriia Starokozhko, Rick Greupink, Petra van de Broek, Nashwa Soliman, Samiksha Ghimire, Inge A M de Graaf, Geny M M Groothuis
Drug-induced cholestasis (DIC) is one of the leading manifestations of drug-induced liver injury (DILI). As the underlying mechanisms for DIC are not fully known and specific and predictive biomarkers and pre-clinical models are lacking, the occurrence of DIC is often only reported when the drug has been approved for registration. Therefore, appropriate models that predict the cholestatic potential of drug candidates and/or provide insight into the mechanism of DIC are highly needed. We investigated the application of rat precision-cut liver slices (PCLS) to predict DIC, using several biomarkers of cholestasis: hepatocyte viability, intracellular accumulation of total as well as individual bile acids and changes in the expression of genes known to play a role in cholestasis...
April 8, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387980/immune-balance-in-hepatitis-b-infection-present-and-future-therapies
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Ashish Kumar Vyas, Ankur Jindal, Syed Hissar, Gayatri Ramakrishna, Nirupama Trehanpati
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection affects millions of people worldwide and about half a million people die every year. India represents the second largest pool of chronic HBV infections with an estimated 40 million chronically infected patients. Persistence or clearance of HBV infection mainly depends upon host immune responses. Chronically infected individuals remain in immune tolerant phase unless HBV flares and leads to development of chronic active hepatitis or acute on chronic liver failure. Strategies based on inhibition of viral replication (nucleoside analogues) or immune modulation (Interferons) as monotherapy, or in combination in sequential therapies, are currently being used globally for reducing HBV viral load and mediating HBsAg clearance...
April 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379845/esophageal-wall-dose-surface-maps-do-not-improve-the-predictive-performance-of-a-multivariable-ntcp-model-for-acute-esophageal-toxicity-in-advanced-stage-nsclc-patients-treated-with-intensity-modulated-chemo-radiotherapy
#9
Frank Dankers, Robin Wijsman, Esther G C Troost, René Monshouwer, Johan Bussink, Aswin L Hoffmann
In our previous work, a multivariable normal-tissue complication probability (NTCP) model for acute esophageal toxicity (AET) Grade  ⩾2 after highly conformal (chemo-)radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was developed using multivariable logistic regression analysis incorporating clinical parameters and mean esophageal dose (MED). Since the esophagus is a tubular organ, spatial information of the esophageal wall dose distribution may be important in predicting AET. We investigated whether the incorporation of esophageal wall dose-surface data with spatial information improves the predictive power of our established NTCP model...
April 5, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376900/an-integrated-strategy-of-biological-and-physical-constraints-in-biological-optimization-for-cervical-carcinoma
#10
Ziwei Feng, Cheng Tao, Jian Zhu, Jinhu Chen, Gang Yu, Shaohua Qin, Yong Yin, Dengwang Li
BACKGROUND: For cervical carcinoma cases, this study aimed to evaluate the quality of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plans optimized by biological constraints. Furthermore, a new integrated strategy in biological planning module was proposed and verified. METHODS: Twenty patients of advanced stage cervical carcinoma were enrolled in this study. For each patient, dose volume optimization (DVO), biological model optimization (BMO) and integrated strategy optimization (ISO) plans were created using same treatment parameters...
April 4, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374759/human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-hepatocyte-like-cells-as-an-in-vitro-model-of-human-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#11
Fuminori Sakurai, Seiji Mitani, Tatsuro Yamamoto, Kazuo Takayama, Masashi Tachibana, Koichi Watashi, Takaji Wakita, Sayuki Iijima, Yasuhito Tanaka, Hiroyuki Mizuguchi
In order to understand the life cycle of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and to develop efficient anti-HBV drugs, a useful in vitro cell culture system which allows HBV infection and recapitulates virus-host interactions is essential; however, pre-existing in vitro HBV infection models are often problematic. Here, we examined the potential of human induced-pluripotent stem (iPS) cell-derived hepatocyte-like cells (iPS-HLCs) as an in vitro HBV infection model. Expression levels of several genes involved in HBV infection, including the sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP) gene, were gradually elevated as the differentiation status of human iPS cells proceeded to iPS-HLCs...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357119/influence-of-age-on-intestinal-bile-acid-transport-in-c57bl-6-mice
#12
Tiandai Gao, Hirad A Feridooni, Susan E Howlett, Ryan M Pelis
Intestinal and hepatic bile acid transporters are important for enterohepatic bile acid circulation and pharmacokinetics. Based on previous literature, we hypothesized that the expression of bile acid transporters and intestinal bile acid absorption are lower in older individuals. Here, we measured active taurocholate absorption across the ileum of male C57BL/6 mice in two different age cohorts - young (age range of 89-224 days) and old (age range of 613-953 days). Also examined in these mice were mRNA expression of the major bile acid transporters - Asbt and Ostα/β in the ileum, and Ntcp, Oatp1b2 and Bsep in the liver...
April 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341302/health-systems-in-the-republic-of-congo-challenges-and-opportunities-for-implementing-tuberculosis-and-hiv-collaborative-service-research-and-training-activities
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Laure Stella Ghoma Linguissi, Luc Christian Gwom, Celine Nguefeu Nkenfou, Matthew Bates, Eskild Petersen, Alimuddin Zumla, Francine Ntoumi
The Republic of Congo is on the World Health Organization (WHO) list of 'high burden' countries for tuberculosis (TB) and HIV. TB is the leading cause of death among HIV-infected patients in the Republic of Congo. In this viewpoint, the available data on TB and HIV in the Republic of Congo are reviewed, and the gaps and bottlenecks that the National TB Control Program (NTCP) faces are discussed. Furthermore, priority requirements for developing and implementing TB and HIV collaborative service activities are identified...
March 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338936/establishment-of-a-human-hepatocellular-cell-line-capable-of-maintaining-long-term-replication-of-hepatitis-b-virus
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Wan-Ling Yao, Sotaro Ikeda, Yuta Tsukamoto, Keiko Shindo, Yukie Otakaki, Main Qin, Yoshikazu Iwasawa, Fumihiko Takeuchi, Yuki Kaname, Yu-Chi Chou, Chungming Chang, Koichi Watashi, Takaji Wakita, Takeshi Noda, Hiroki Kato, Takashi Fujita
Hepatitis B virus is a virus whose replication cycle cannot be completely reproduced using cultured cell lines. Here, we report an engineered cell line capable of supporting the complete HBV life cycle. We generated HepG2 cells overexpressing HBV entry receptor human NTCP, and defective in RIG-I-like receptor signaling, by knocking down the IPS-1 adaptor molecule. The resultant NtG20.i7 cells were susceptible to HBV, and its replication was detectable at 14 days post-infection and persisted for at least 35 days with a gradual increase of HBc expression...
March 11, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337145/dioscin-protects-anit-induced-intrahepatic-cholestasis-through-regulating-transporters-apoptosis-and-oxidative-stress
#15
Hong Yao, Youwei Xu, Lianhong Yin, Xufeng Tao, Lina Xu, Yan Qi, Xu Han, Pengyuan Sun, Kexin Liu, Jinyong Peng
Intrahepatic cholestasis, a clinical syndrome, is caused by excessive accumulation of bile acids in body and liver. Proper regulation of bile acids in liver cells is critical for liver injury. We previously reported the effects of dioscin against α-naphthylisothio- cyanate (ANIT)-induced cholestasis in rats. However, the pharmacological and mechanism data are limited. In our work, the animals of rats and mice, and Sandwich-cultured hepatocytes (SCHs) were caused by ANIT, and dioscin was used for the treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302211/-sodium-taurocholate-cotransporting-polypeptide-deficiency-manifesting-as-cholestatic-jaundice-in-early-infancy-a-complicated-case-study
#16
Yuan-Zong Song, Mei Deng
Sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP) deficiency is caused by SLC10A1 mutations impairing the NTCP function to uptake plasma bile salts into the hepatocyte. Thus far, patients with NTCP deficiency were rarely reported. The patient in this paper was a 5-month-19-day male infant with the complaint of jaundiced skin and sclera for 5.5 months as well as abnormal liver function revealed over 4 months. His jaundice was noticed on the second day after birth, and remained visible till his age of 1 month and 13 days, when a liver function test unveiled markedly elevated total, direct and indirect bilirubin as well as total bile acids (TBA)...
March 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293971/a-modeling-study-of-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-individualize-target-definition-of-seminal-vesicles-for-external-beam-radiotherapy
#17
Sidsel Damkjær, Jakob B Thomsen, Svetlana I Petersen, Jens Peter Bangsgaard, Peter M Petersen, Ivan R Vogelius, Marianne C Aznar
BACKGROUND: Pre-treatment magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can give patient-specific evaluation of suspected pathologically involved volumes in the seminal vesicles (SV) in prostate cancer patients. By targeting this suspicious volume we hypothesize that radiotherapy is more efficient without introducing more toxicity. In this study we evaluate the concept of using MRI-defined target volumes in terms of tumor control probability (TCP) and rectal normal tissue complication probability (NTCP)...
March 15, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291917/rectal-dose-to-prostate-cancer-patients-treated-with-proton-therapy-with-or-without-rectal-spacer
#18
Heeteak Chung, Jerimy Polf, Shahed Badiyan, Matthew Biagioli, Daniel Fernandez, Kujtim Latifi, Richard Wilder, Minesh Mehta, Michael Chuong
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a spacer inserted in the prerectal space could reduce modeled rectal dose and toxicity rates for patients with prostate cancer treated in silico with pencil beam scanning (PBS) proton therapy. A total of 20 patients were included in this study who received photon therapy (12 with rectal spacer (DuraSeal™ gel) and 8 without). Two PBS treatment plans were retrospectively created for each patient using the following beam arrangements: (1) lateral-opposed (LAT) fields and (2) left and right anterior oblique (LAO/RAO) fields...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289714/bile-acids-initiate-cholestatic-liver-injury-by-triggering-a-hepatocyte-specific-inflammatory-response
#19
Shi-Ying Cai, Xinshou Ouyang, Yonglin Chen, Carol J Soroka, Juxian Wang, Albert Mennone, Yucheng Wang, Wajahat Z Mehal, Dhanpat Jain, James L Boyer
Mechanisms of bile acid-induced (BA-induced) liver injury in cholestasis are controversial, limiting development of new therapies. We examined how BAs initiate liver injury using isolated liver cells from humans and mice and in-vivo mouse models. At pathophysiologic concentrations, BAs induced proinflammatory cytokine expression in mouse and human hepatocytes, but not in nonparenchymal cells or cholangiocytes. These hepatocyte-specific cytokines stimulated neutrophil chemotaxis. Inflammatory injury was mitigated in Ccl2(-/-) mice treated with BA or after bile duct ligation, where less hepatic infiltration of neutrophils was detected...
March 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281862/model-based-approach-for-quantitative-estimates-of-skin-heart-and-lung-toxicity-risk-for-left-side-photon-and-proton-irradiation-after-breast-conserving-surgery
#20
Francesco Tommasino, Marco Durante, Vittoria D'Avino, Raffaele Liuzzi, Manuel Conson, Paolo Farace, Giuseppe Palma, Marco Schwarz, Laura Cella, Roberto Pacelli
BACKGROUND: Proton beam therapy represents a promising modality for left-side breast cancer (BC) treatment, but concerns have been raised about skin toxicity and poor cosmesis. The aim of this study is to apply skin normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) model for intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) optimization in left-side BC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten left-side BC patients undergoing photon irradiation after breast-conserving surgery were randomly selected from our clinical database...
March 10, 2017: Acta Oncologica
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