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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437737/changes-in-regulatory-t-cells-in-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-undergoing-surgery-preliminary-results
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Meng Wu, Xian Chen, Jianfang Lou, Shuping Zhang, Xiaojie Zhang, Lei Huang, Ruihong Sun, Peijun Huang, Shiyang Pan, Fang Wang
Regulatory T cells (Treg) suppress immune responses in patients with cancer. Surgery is the most effective therapeutic strategy for ovarian cancer (OC). However, the interplay between the Treg population and surgical resection remains unclear. 61 patients with OC who received no prior treatment were enrolled in the study. Treg percentages were characterized from peripheral blood mononuclear cells. We investigated CD4(+)CD25(+), CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+), CD8(+)CD28(-), and CD8(+)Foxp3(+) Tregs in OC patients and their postoperative changes using flow cytometry...
April 21, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432274/sensitive-detection-of-viable-circulating-tumor-cells-using-a-novel-conditionally-telomerase-selective-replicating-adenovirus-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
#2
Shinsaku Togo, Nobuyoshi Katagiri, Yukiko Namba, Miniwan Tulafu, Kumi Nagahama, Kotarou Kadoya, Kazuya Takamochi, Siaki Oh, Kenji Suzuki, Fuminori Sakurai, Hiroyuki Mizuguchi, Yasuo Urata, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have a crucial role in the clinical outcome of cancer patients. Detection of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using an antibody against epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) in captured CTCs has low sensitivity; the loss of epithelial markers leads to underestimation of CTCs with mesenchymal phenotype. We propose a new approach for detection of viable CTCs, including those with epithelial-mesenchymal transition status (EMT-CTCs), using the new telomerase-specific replication-selective adenovirus (OBP-1101), TelomeScan F35...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430981/central-nervous-system-glp-1-receptors-regulate-islet-hormone-secretion-and-glucose-homeostasis-in-male-rats
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Lene Jessen, Eric P Smith, Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, James P Herman, Randy J Seeley, Darleen Sandoval, David D'Alessio
The glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) system plays an important role in blood glucose regulation, in great part through coordinate control of insulin and glucagon secretion. These effects are generally attributed to GLP-1 produced in peripheral sites, principally the intestine. GLP-1 is also produced in hindbrain neurons that signal through GLP-1 receptors (GLP-1r) expressed in brain regions involved in metabolic regulation. GLP-1 in the central nervous system (CNS) induces satiety, visceral illness, and stress responses...
April 18, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430318/teaching-medical-students-ultrasound-guided-vascular-access-which-learning-method-is-best
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Alwin Lian, James C R Rippey, Peter J Carr
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound is recommended to guide insertion of peripheral intravenous vascular cannulae (PIVC) where difficulty is experienced. Ultrasound machines are now common-place and junior doctors are often expected to be able to use them. The educational standards for this skill are highly varied, ranging from no education, to self-guided internet-based education, to formal, face-to-face traditional education. In an attempt to decide which educational technique our institution should introduce, a small pilot trial comparing educational techniques was designed...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429653/clinical-development-of-fenretinide-as-an-antineoplastic-drug-pharmacology-perspectives
#5
Jason P Cooper, C Patrick Reynolds, Hwangeui Cho, Min H Kang
Fenretinide (4-HPR) is a synthetic retinoid that has cytotoxic activity against cancer cells. Despite substantial in vitro cytotoxicity, response rates in early clinical trials with 4-HPR have been less than anticipated, likely due to the low bioavailability of the initial oral capsule formulation. Several clinical studies have shown that the oral capsule formulation at maximum tolerated dose (MTD) achieved <10 µmol/L concentrations in patients. To improve bioavailability of 4-HPR, new oral powder (LYM-X-SORB®, LXS) and intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) formulations are being tested in early-phase clinical trials...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429508/immunophenotyping-and-activation-status-of-maternal-peripheral-blood-leukocytes-during-pregnancy-and-labour-both-term-and-preterm
#6
Jianhong Zhang, Oksana Shynlova, Sally Sabra, Annie Bang, Laurent Briollais, Stephen J Lye
The onset of labour in rodents and in humans is associated with physiological inflammation which is manifested by infiltration of activated maternal peripheral leukocytes (mPLs) into uterine tissues. Here, we used flow cytometry to immunophenotype mPLs throughout gestation and labour, both term and preterm. Peripheral blood was collected from non-pregnant women and pregnant women in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Samples were also collected from women in active labour at term (TL) or preterm (PTL) and compared with women term not-in-labour (TNIL) and preterm not-in-labour (PTNIL)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427177/an-endoscopic-ultrasonography-guided-interstitial-brachytherapy-based-special-treatment-planning-system-for-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Xiaotian Sun, Zheng Lu, Yijun Wu, Min Min, Yiliang Bi, Wei Shen, Yang Xu, Zhaoshen Li, Zhendong Jin, Yan Liu
EUS-guided interstitial brachytherapy is promising in the treatment of unresectable malignant carcinoma adjacent to the digestive tract. The feasible treatment plan is not established. Thus, our study aimed to develop a novel treatment plan and evaluate the feasibility in patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer. A total of 42 patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer (stage III: n = 18; stage IV: n = 24) were retrospectively included. A special treatment-planning system (TPS) for EUS was designed and evaluated by comparing with the traditional TPS...
February 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427078/a-case-of-adult-metastatic-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-prostate-cured-by-long-term-chemotherapy-with-local-radiation
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Masato Konno, Koji Mitsuzuka, Shigeyuki Yamada, Shinichi Yamashita, Yasuhiro Kaiho, Akihiro Ito, Mika Watanabe, Yoichi Arai
A 32-year-old man visited our hospital due to urinary retention. Prostate-specific antigen was 13.7 ng/mL. Imaging examinations showed a large prostatic tumor and lung and internal iliac lymph node metastases. Transrectal biopsy confirmed embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the prostate classified as cT2bN1M1 (stage IV) by the International Rhabdomyosarcoma Study (IRS) Group staging system. Systemic chemotherapy was started according to the IRS III regimen 36, which consisted of 16 weeks of induction chemotherapy with radiation...
April 21, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426929/exerting-enhanced-permeability-and-retention-effect-driven-delivery-by-ultrafine-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-with-t1-t2-switchable-magnetic-resonance-imaging-contrast
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Liya Wang, Jing Huang, Hongbo Chen, Hui Wu, Yaolin Xu, Yuancheng Li, Hong Yi, Yongqiang Andrew Wang, Lily Yang, Hui Mao
The poor delivery efficiency remains a major challenge in nanomaterial based tumor targeted imaging and drug delivery. This work demonstrated a strategy to improve nanoparticle delivery and intratumoral distribution using a sub-5 nm (3.5 nm core size) ultrafine iron oxide nanoparticles (uIONPs) that can easily extravasate from the tumor vasculature and readily diffuse into the tumor tissue compared to iron oxide nanoparticles (IONP) with larger sizes, followed by self-assembling in the acidic tumor interstitial space to limit their re-entering the circulation...
April 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426120/a-phase-ii-study-of-a-human-anti-pdgfr%C3%AE-monoclonal-antibody-olaratumab-imc-3g3-in-previously-treated-patients-with-metastatic-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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A J Wagner, H Kindler, H Gelderblom, P Schöffski, S Bauer, P Hohenberger, H-G Kopp, J A Lopez-Martin, M Peeters, P Reichardt, A Qin, J Nippgen, R L Ilaria, P Rutkowski
Background: This study evaluated tumor response to olaratumab (an anti-PDGFRα monoclonal antibody) in previously treated patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) with or without PDGFRα mutations (cohorts 1 and 2, respectively). Patients and methods: Patients received olaratumab 20 mg/kg intravenously every 14 days until disease progression, death, or intolerable toxicity occurred. Outcome measures were 12-week tumor response, progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), and safety...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424552/prognostic-value-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yuanyuan Qiao, Jun Li, Chenghe Shi, Wei Wang, Xiuhua Qu, Ming Xiong, Yulin Sun, Dandan Li, Xiaohang Zhao, Dajin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) of patients with malignant tumors can be used as a prognostic marker. However, there are few relevant reports to date on esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Our study assesses the clinical significance of CTCs in ESCC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: CTCs were detected in 103 peripheral blood (PB) samples from 59 ESCC patients. Correlation between CTCs and clinical parameters was analyzed using the χ(2) test or Fisher's exact test...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423578/endothelial-microparticles-delivering-microrna-155-into-t-lymphocytes-are-involved-in-the-initiation-of-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Ran Zhang, Xiaoxiao Wang, Mei Hong, Ting Luo, Miaomiao Zhao, Haorui Shen, Jun Fang, Xiaojie Li, Sibin Zang, Ping Chen, Dimin Nie, Peng Zheng, Qiuling Wu, Linghui Xia
Endothelial microparticles (EMPs) upregulation has been observed in acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). However, the role of EMPs remains unclear. We found that EMPs derived from TNF-α-stimulated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (EA.hy926) concentrated more microRNA-155 (miR-155) compared with maternal cells. The miR-155 levels in MPs from peripheral blood of aGVHD patients and mice were remarkably elevated and significantly higher than the levels in plasma...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420721/phase-i-study-of-fenretinide-delivered-intravenously-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-hematologic-malignancies-a-california-cancer-consortium-trial
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Ann Mohrbacher, Allen S Yang, Susan Groshen, Shivaani Kummar, Martin E Gutierrez, Min H Kang, Denice Tsao-Wei, C Patrick Reynolds, Edward Newman, Barry J Maurer
A phase I study was conducted to determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD), dose-limiting toxicities (DLT), and pharmacokinetics of fenretinide delivered as an intravenous emulsion in relapsed/refractory hematologic malignancies. <br /><br />Experimental Design: Fenretinide (80 - 1810 mg/m(2)/day) was administered by continuous infusion on Days 1 - 5, in 21-day cycles, using an accelerated titration design. <br /><br />Results: Twenty-nine patients, treated with a median of three prior regimens (range, 1 to 7), were enrolled and received test drug...
April 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419014/impact-of-ultrasound-on-short-peripheral-intravenous-catheter-placement-on-vein-thrombosis-risk
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Max R Holder, Sonja E Stutzman, DaiWai M Olson
Approximately 90% of hospitalized patients have a short peripheral intravenous catheter (SPC) placed. Methods of inserting the catheter have evolved over time and now include the use of ultrasound (US)-guided procedures for placement. Little is known about the impact that US-guided procedures have on the vein. This study compared the rate of venous thrombosis in patients with and without US-guided catheter placement. This prospective, single-blind, observational study assessed for venous thrombosis in 153 veins from 135 patients...
May 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419010/extending-short-peripheral-catheter-dwell-time-a-best-practice-discussion
#15
Brenda Ansel, Michelle Boyce, Jennifer L Embree
Complications involving short peripheral catheters (SPCs) can significantly affect health care costs, patient quality of life, morbidity, mortality, and treatment expense, especially when the hospital stay is lengthened. This article examines the relationship between SPC dwell time and the incidence of phlebitis and potential bacteremia. The literature is replete with most studies supporting SPCs remaining in situ until a clinical reason warrants catheter removal. Removing and not routinely restarting unneccessary intravenous catheters can help prevent catheter-related infections and other vascular complications and reduce cost...
May 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418334/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#16
Kenan Barut, Amra Adrovic, Sezgin Şahin, Özgür Kasapçopur
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common chronic rheumatic disease of unknown aetiology in childhood and predominantly presents with peripheral arthritis. The disease is divided into several subgroups, according to demographic characteristics, clinical features, treatment modalities and disease prognosis. Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, which is one of the most frequent disease subtypes, is characterized by recurrent fever and rash. Oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, common among young female patients, is usually accompanied by anti-nuclear antibodie positivity and anterior uveitis...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414681/what-can-erode-through-lungs-bone-and-skin
#17
J M Manalac, D Shankaranayanan, J Paul-Olivier, L Guidry, N R Sells
CASE: A 51 year old African American Man without significant past history presented with three weeks of persistent cough productive of copious yellow sputum. He denied fevers, chills, hemoptysis, dyspnea, weight or appetite changes, sick contacts, recent travel. On physical examination, the patient was afebrile and appeared comfortable. He had decreased air entry of the left lower lobe with dullness to percussion. A 5x3 cm fluctuant mass was incidentally found on the left anterior chest wall at the level of the 11th rib with yellow expressible exudate at which time the patient reported a minor trauma sustained 3 weeks prior...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414672/a-strong-and-fortuitous-case-of-dyspnea
#18
R Hammer, M Sciaudone
CASE: A 48 year-old man with no past medical history was sent to our emergency department (ED); from a primary care clinic for hypertensive urgency of 200/130. The man reported an intermittent non-productive cough of approximately one year's duration and worsening dyspnea on exertion and orthopnea over the last month with lower extremity swelling. Of note, he emigrated from Honduras twenty years ago. Blood pressure normalized with administration of Lasix in the ED. Physical exam revealed rales in lung bases bilaterally, jugular venous distension, lower extremity pitting edema with serpiginous patches of erythema and excoriation, and a cardiac gallop...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410510/tourniquet-application-after-local-forearm-warming-to-improve-venodilation-for-peripheral-intravenous-cannulation-in-young-and-middle-aged-adults-a-single-blind-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Yuki Yamagami, Kohei Tomita, Tomomi Tsujimoto, Tomoko Inoue
BACKGROUND: Local forearm warming before tourniquet application is often used to promote venodilation for peripheral intravenous cannulation; however, few studies have compared the effect of tourniquet application with and without local warming on vein size. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of tourniquet application after local forearm warming with that of tourniquet application alone in young and middle-aged adults. DESIGN: A single-blind, prospective, parallel group, randomized controlled trial...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408667/draft-genome-sequence-of-roseomonas-mucosa-strain-au37-isolated-from-a-peripheral-intravenous-catheter
#20
Md Abu Choudhury, Alexander M Wailan, Hanna E Sidjabat, Li Zhang, Nicole Marsh, Claire M Rickard, Mark R Davies, David J McMillan
Roseomonas mucosa is an opportunistic pathogen that causes infections in humans and is often associated with vascular catheter-related bacteremia. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of Roseomonas mucosa strain AU37, isolated from a peripheral intravenous catheter tip.
April 13, 2017: Genome Announcements
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