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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783006/technique-of-whole-sellar-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-cushing-s-disease-results-from-a-multicenter-international-cohort-study
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Matthew J Shepard, Gautam U Mehta, Zhiyuan Xu, Hideyuki Kano, Nathaniel Sisterson, Yan-Hua Su, Michal Krsek, Ahmed M Nabeel, Amr El-Shehaby, Khaled A Kareem, Nuria Martinez-Moreno, David Mathieu, Brendan J McShane, Kevin Blas, Douglas Kondziolka, Inga Grills, John Y Lee, Roberto Martinez-Alvarez, Wael A Reda, Roman Liscak, Cheng-Chia Lee, L Dade Lunsford, Mary Lee Vance, Jason P Sheehan
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is used to manage patients with Cushing's disease (CD) who have failed surgical/medical management. As many patients with recurrent/persistent CD lack an identifiable adenoma on neuro-imaging, whole-sellar SRS has been increasingly employed. We therefore sought to define the outcomes of patients undergoing whole-sellar SRS. METHODS: An international, multicenter, retrospective cohort-design was used to define clinical/endocrine outcomes for patients undergoing whole-sellar SRS for CD...
May 18, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781567/localized-vaginal-uterine-rhabdomyosarcoma-results-of-a-pooled-analysis-from-four-international-cooperative-groups
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Veronique Minard-Colin, David Walterhouse, Gianni Bisogno, Helene Martelli, James Anderson, David A Rodeberg, Andrea Ferrari, Meriel Jenney, Suzanne Wolden, Gianluca De Salvo, Carola Arndt, Johannes H M Merks, Soledad Gallego, Dominique Schwob, Christine Haie-Meder, Christophe Bergeron, Michael C G Stevens, Odile Oberlin, Douglas Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Vaginal/uterine rhabdomyosarcoma (VU RMS) is one of the most favorable RMS sites. To determine the optimal therapy, the experience of four cooperative groups (Children's Oncology Group [COG], International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) Malignant Mesenchymal Tumor Group [MMT], Italian Cooperative Soft Tissue Sarcoma Group [ICG], and European pediatric Soft tissue sarcoma Study Group [EpSSG]) was analyzed. PROCEDURE: From 1981 to 2009, 237 patients were identified...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781233/fit-guts-reduced-models-online-from-theory-to-practice
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Virgile Baudrot, Philippe Veber, Guillaume Gence, Sandrine Charles
Mechanistic modelling approaches, as the toxicokinetic-toxicodynamic (TKTD) framework, are promoted by international institutions as EFSA and OECD to assess the environmental risk of chemical products generated by human activities. TKTD models can encompass a large set of mechanisms describing the kinetics of compounds inside organisms (e.g. uptake and elimination) and their effect at the level of individuals (e.g. damage accrual, recovery and death mechanism). Compared to classical dose-response models, TKTD approaches have many advantages as taking into account temporal aspects of exposure and toxicity, considering data-points all along the experiment and not only at the end, and making predictions for untested situations as realistic exposure scenarios...
May 20, 2018: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780361/challenges-and-promises-for-planning-future-clinical-research-into-bacteriophage-therapy-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-cystic-fibrosis-an-argumentative-review
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Martina Rossitto, Ersilia V Fiscarelli, Paola Rosati
Although early aggressive and prolonged treatment with specific antibiotics can extend survival in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) colonized by opportunistic Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA), antibiotics fail to eradicate the infecting multidrug-resistant (MDR) PA strains in CF. Century-long research has suggested treating patients with bacteriophages (phages, prokaryotic viruses) naturally hosted by bacteria. Although the only phage types used in therapy, lytic phages, lyse PA aggregated in biofilm matrix by depolymerase degrading enzymes, how they can effectively, safely, and persistently do so in patients with CF is unclear...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779348/-prognostic-significance-of-cll-ipi-for-chinese-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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H Y Zhu, L Wang, J Qiao, Y X Zou, Y Xia, W Wu, L Cao, J H Liang, L Fan, W Xu, J Y Li
Objective: To validate the prognostic value of chronic lymphocytic leukemia-international prognostic index (CLL-IPI) for Chinese CLL patients. Methods: Two hundred and fifteen CLL patients who were initially diagnosed and treated in Jiangsu Province Hospital from January 2002 to November 2017 were included in the retrospective analysis. Risk stratification and prognosis were evaluated by CLL-IPI scoring system. Results: ①Of the 215 patients, 143 were males and 72 were females, with a median age of 60 (16-85) years old...
May 14, 2018: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779255/outcome-following-right-extended-split-liver-transplantation-in-the-recent-transplant-era-single-centre-analysis-of-a-german-transplant-centre
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Uta Herden, Lutz Fischer, Martina Koch, Jun Li, Eike-Gert Achilles, Björn Nashan
INTRODUCTION: When a sufficiently high-quality liver is available, classic liver graft splitting is performed. In such cases, a small child receives the left-lateral split graft, with subsequent transplantation of the right-extended graft in an adult. METHODS: We analysed 64 patients who received right-extended liver grafts from 2007-2015, and compared outcomes between cases of external versus in-house graft splitting. RESULTS: We found excellent donor data and comparable recipient characteristics...
May 20, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779202/tumour-stage-and-gender-predict-recurrence-and-second-primary-malignancies-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-multicentre-study-within-the-inhance-consortium
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Emanuele Leoncini, Vladimir Vukovic, Gabriella Cadoni, Luca Giraldi, Roberta Pastorino, Dario Arzani, Livia Petrelli, Victor Wünsch-Filho, Tatiana Natasha Toporcov, Raquel Ayub Moyses, Keitaro Matsuo, Cristina Bosetti, Carlo La Vecchia, Diego Serraino, Lorenzo Simonato, Franco Merletti, Paolo Boffetta, Mia Hashibe, Yuan-Chin Amy Lee, Stefania Boccia
Recurrence and second primary cancer (SPC) continue to represent major obstacles to long-term survival in head and neck cancer (HNC). Our aim was to evaluate whether established demographics, lifestyle-related risk factors for HNC and clinical data are associated with recurrence and SPC in HNC. We conducted a multicentre study by using data from five studies members of the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology consortium-Milan, Rome, Western Europe, Sao Paulo, and Japan, totalling 4005 HNC cases with a median age of 59 (interquartile range 52-67)...
May 19, 2018: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777630/microrna-493-is-a-prognostic-factor-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Ling Yao, Yirong Liu, Zhigang Cao, Junjing Li, Yanni Huang, Xin Hu, Zhiming Shao
Breast cancer is one of the most common malignant diseases in women, in which triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) exhibits higher aggressiveness and recurrence rates, while there are no effective targets or tailored treatments for patients with this subtype. Thus, finding effective prognostic markers for TNBC might help clinicians in their ability to care for their patients. We used tissue microarrays (TMAs) to detect miR-493 expression in breast cancer samples. A miRCURY LNATM detection probe specific for miR-493 was used in in situ hybridization assays...
May 19, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776444/mediastinal-staging-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-endobronchial-and-endoscopic-ultrasonography-with-or-without-additional-surgical-mediastinoscopy-mediastrial-study-protocol-of-a-multicenter-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jelle E Bousema, Marcel G W Dijkgraaf, Nicole E Papen-Botterhuis, Hermien W Schreurs, Jos G Maessen, Erik H van der Heijden, Willem H Steup, Jerry Braun, Valentin J J M Noyez, Fieke Hoeijmakers, Naomi Beck, Martijn van Dorp, Niels J M Claessens, Birgitta I Hiddinga, Johannes M A Daniels, David J Heineman, Harmen R Zandbergen, Ad F T M Verhagen, Paul E van Schil, Jouke T Annema, Frank J C van den Broek
BACKGROUND: In case of suspicious lymph nodes on computed tomography (CT) or fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), advanced tumour size or central tumour location in patients with suspected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), Dutch and European guidelines recommend mediastinal staging by endosonography (endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)) with sampling of mediastinal lymph nodes. If biopsy results from endosonography turn out negative, additional surgical staging of the mediastinum by mediastinoscopy is advised to prevent unnecessary lung resection due to false negative endosonography findings...
May 18, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776425/combined-application-of-latissimus-dorsi-myocutaneous-flap-and-iliac-bone-flap-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-osteomyelitis-of-the-lower-extremity
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Jihui Ju, Lei Li, Rong Zhou, Ruixing Hou
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap (stage I) combined with iliac bone flap (stage II) in the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis of the lower extremity. METHODS: Clinical data of 18 patients undergoing latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in combination with iliac bone flap grafting were retrospectively analyzed. Among them, 2 patients developed chronic osteomyelitis of the lower segment of the femur, 4 were diagnosed with chronic osteomyelitis of the tibial plateau, and 12 with chronic osteomyelitis of the lower segment of the tibia...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775901/tricine-co-ligand-improved-the-efficacy-of-99m-tc-hynic-ser-3-j18-peptide-for-targeting-and-imaging-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Zahra Shaghaghi, Seyed Mohammad Abedi, Seyed Jalal Hosseinimehr
The early diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is important for increasing survival rate and improving quality life of patients. The aim of this study was to investigate 99m  Tc-(tricine)-HYNIC-(Ser)3 -J18 for targeting and imaging of NSCLC in A-549 xenografted nude mice. The (Ser)3 -J18 peptide was conjugated with HYNIC and labeled with 99m  Tc using tricine as a co-ligand. The radiolabeled peptide was evaluated for its radiochemical purity, stability, receptor binding and internalization in vitro...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775622/clinicopathological-analysis-of-immunohistochemical-expression-of-retinoic-acid-related-orphan-receptor-%C3%AE-t-in-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-not-otherwise-specified
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Eriko Yanagida, Hiroaki Miyoshi, Keisuke Kawamoto, Kazutaka Nakashima, Kotaro Matsuda, Kyohei Yamada, Reiji Muto, Koji Nagafuji, Masao Seto, Koichi Ohshima
Peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS) is cytologically and phenotypically heterogeneous. Retinoic acid-related orphan receptor-γt (RORγt) is a transcription factor that regulates the differentiation of naïve CD4+ helper T-cells to Th17 cells. In the present study, we immunohistochemically confirmed the expression of RORγt in PTCL-NOS. Pathological and clinical investigations were performed for 170 cases of PTCL-NOS. RORγt-positive cases accounted for 17.6% (30/170) of the total cases and they showed a significantly higher frequency of CD8 positivity (P=...
May 15, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775009/-internal-carotid-artery-injury-during-endoscopic-endonasal-surgery-3-cases-report
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Z P Zhang, J P Yang, Y Zhao, J Z Cheng, K B Chen, S Li, Z G Wang
Three cases of internal carotid artery (ICA) injury during endoscopic endonasal surgery were analyzed, including 1 case of recurrent malignancy of sphenoid sinus, 1 case of intraorbital meningioma and 1 case of optic neuropathy. Salvage sphenoid sinus packing with gauze strip was managed in all the three cases. One patient operated a permanent closure of the carotid system intraoperatively and died after surgery. Among 2 survival cases, one patient accepted the endovascular embolization subsequently; the other patient was cured by intravaseular stent graft implantation without craniocerebral or ocular complicatitms...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774987/an-increased-percentage-of-myeloid-cd34-bone-marrow-cells-stratifies-intermediate-ipss-r-myelodysplastic-syndrome-patients-into-prognostically-significant-groups
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T-H Chen-Liang, A M Casado-Prieto, V Campos-Rodríguez, A M Hurtado, M L Amigo, M D García-Malo, V Vicente, F J Ortuño, A Jerez
INTRODUCTION: The Revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R) for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) has established an intermediate category where a disease-modifying intervention is a matter of debate. Flow cytometry allows us to determine a fraction of immature myeloid cells in a semiautomated procedure. The aim of this study, mirroring IPSS-R study inclusion criteria, was to test whether bone marrow (BM) CD34+My percentage has independent prognostic value in the MDS setting...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774757/extended-pelvic-lymph-node-dissection-in-bladder-cancer
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Roger Li, Firas G Petros, John W Davis
INTRODUCTION: Radical cystectomy and extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) are the gold standard treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer and BCG unresponsive nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer. In this article, we review the rationale for ePLND in the treatment of bladder cancer and the evidence supporting the equipoise between robot-assisted (RA) and open ePLND. A step-by-step guide of robot-assisted ePLND (RA ePLND) is provided to illustrate the techniques currently employed at our institution...
May 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774558/clinical-outcome-and-comparison-of-three-different-left-ventricular-assist-devices-in-a-high-risk-cohort
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Konstantin Zhigalov, Ahmed Mashhour, Marcin Szczechowicz, Sabreen Mkalaluh, Sergei Karagezian, Irakli Gogia, Maxim Isaev, Bakitbek K Kadyraliev, Jerry Easo, Juergen Ennker, Harald C Eichstaedt, Alexander Weymann
We present a comparison between three left ventricular assist devices (LVADs): HeartWare (HVAD) (HeartWare International Inc., Framingham, MA, USA), HeartMate II (HMII) and HeartMate III (HMIII) (Thoratec Corp., Pleasanton, CA, USA). To our knowledge, no study to date has aimed at placing these three devices in juxtaposition. Between June 2007 and June 2017, 108 consecutive patients received HMII, n = 77 (71.3%), HVAD, n = 14 (13%), or HM III, n = 17 (15.7%), for end-stage heart failure. Mean age was 63...
May 17, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774394/longitudinal-health-care-cost-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-palliation
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Jesse E Hansen, Nicolas L Madsen, Laurie Bishop, David L S Morales, Jeffrey B Anderson
Management of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is resource intensive. Heath care systems are pressured to provide value to patients by improving outcomes while decreasing costs. A single-center retrospective cohort of infants with HLHS who underwent Norwood procedure or hybrid Norwood from 2004 to 2014 and survived to first outpatient follow up were studied. The primary outcome was total cost through 12 months with a sub-analysis of patients with 60 months of data. Costs were calculated using internal cost accounting system and reported by cost center...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773601/combinatorial-targeting-of-xpo1-and-flt3-exerts-synergistic-anti-leukemia-effects-through-induction-of-differentiation-and-apoptosis-in-flt3-mutated-acute-myeloid-leukemias-from-concept-to-clinical-trial
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Weiguo Zhang, Charlie Ly, Jo Ishizawa, Hong Mu, Vivian Ruvolo, Sharon Shacham, Naval Daver, Michael Andreeff
Targeted therapies against FLT3-mutated acute myeloid leukemia have shown limited clinical efficacy primarily because of the acquisition of secondary mutations in FLT3 and persistent activation of downstream pro-survival pathways such as MEK/ERK, PI3K/AKT, and STAT5. Activation of these additional kinases may also result in phosphorylation of tumor suppressor proteins promoting their nuclear export. Thus, co-targeting nuclear export proteins (i.e., XPO1) and FLT3 concomitantly may be therapeutically effective...
May 17, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773579/use-rate-and-outcome-in-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-insights-from-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mario Gaudino, Faisal Bakaeen, Umberto Benedetto, Mohamed Rahouma, Antonino Di Franco, Derrick Y Tam, Mario Iannaccone, Thomas A Schwann, Robert Habib, Marc Ruel, John D Puskas, Joseph Sabik, Leonard N Girardi, David P Taggart, Stephen E Fremes
BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis was designed to assess whether center experience affects the short- and long-term results and the relative benefits of bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting (BITA) for coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS AND RESULTS: MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched to identify all articles reporting the outcome of BITA in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. The BITA center experience was gauged according to the percentage use of BITA in the institutional overall coronary artery bypass grafting population (%BITA)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773381/cd44-targeted-hyaluronic-acid-curcumin-prodrug-protects-renal-tubular-epithelial-cell-survival-from-oxidative-stress-damage
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Jing-Bo Hu, Shu-Juan Li, Xu-Qi Kang, Jing Qi, Jia-Hui Wu, Xiao-Juan Wang, Xiao-Ling Xu, Xiao-Ying Ying, Sai-Ping Jiang, Jian You, Yong-Zhong Du
Based on the abnormally increased expression of CD44 receptors on renal tubule epithelial cells during ischemia/reperfusion-induced acute kidney injury (AKI), we developed a hyaluronic acid-curcumin (HA-CUR) polymeric prodrug targeting to epithelial cells and then relieving oxidative stress damages. The water solubility of HA-CUR was significantly enhanced and approximately 27-fold higher than that of CUR. Cellular uptake test showed HA-CUR was preferably internalized by H2 O2 -pretreated tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells compared with free CUR benefiting from the specific binding between HA and CD44 receptors...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
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