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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812918/tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-for-advanced-or-metastatic-thyroid-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jen-Wei Liu, Chiehfeng Chen, El-Wui Loh, Chun-Cheng Chu, Mu-Yi Wang, Hsin-Ju Ouyang, Ya-Ting Chang, Wei-Zhan Zhuang, Ching-Wen Chou, Der-Jr Huang, Chia-Hwa Lee, Yun Yen, Ka-Wai Tam
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Radioiodine-refractory advanced or metastatic thyroid cancer has poor prognosis. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) for advanced or metastatic thyroid cancer treatment. METHODS: Studies published until April 2017 were selected. The pooled effect size was calculated through meta-analysis by using random effects models. Outcomes were overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), objective response rate (RR), and adverse events (AEs)...
August 16, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811827/pharmacodynamics-and-medicinal-chemistry-of-an-external-chinese-herbal-formula-for-mammary-precancerous-lesions
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Ruixue Chen, Guijuan Zhang, Yi Ma, Fengjie Bie, Hongxia Fan, Min Ma
Ruyan Neixiao Cream (RYNXC) is a traditional Chinese herbal formula for treating mammary precancerous disease. This study was carried out to investigate in vivo anticancer effect of RYNXC and multiple constituents. 32 virginal Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into blank control group (BC), mammary precancer models group (MODEL), tamoxifen group (TAM), and Ruyan Neixiao Cream group (RYNXC). TAM was intervened by tamoxifen; RYNXC was intervened by Ruyan Neixiao Cream. The chromatographic separation was performed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811825/ethanol-extract-of-mylabris-phalerata-inhibits-m2-polarization-induced-by-recombinant-il-4-and-il-13-in-murine-macrophages
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Hwan-Suck Chung, Bong-Seon Lee, Jin Yeul Ma
Mylabris phalerata (MP) is an insect used in oriental herbal treatments for tumor, tinea infections, and stroke. Recent studies have shown that tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) have detrimental roles such as tumor progression, angiogenesis, and metastasis. Although TAM has phenotypes and characteristics in common with M2-polarized macrophages, M1 macrophages have tumor suppression and immune stimulation effects. Medicines polarizing macrophages to M1 have been suggested to have anticancer effects via the modulation of the tumor microenvironment...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811281/multimorbidity-dementia-and-health-care-in-older-people-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Marcello Tonelli, Natasha Wiebe, Sharon Straus, Martin Fortin, Bruce Guthrie, Matthew T James, Scott W Klarenbach, Helen Tam-Tham, Richard Lewanczuk, Braden J Manns, Hude Quan, Paul E Ronksley, Peter Sargious, Brenda Hemmelgarn
BACKGROUND: Little is known about how multimorbidity, dementia and increasing age combine to influence health outcomes or utilization. Our objective was to examine the joint associations between age, dementia and burden of morbidity with mortality and other clinical outcomes. METHODS: We did a retrospective population-based cohort study of all adults aged 65 years and older residing in Alberta, Canada, between 2002 and 2013. We used validated algorithms applied to administrative and laboratory data from the provincial health ministry to assess the presence/absence of dementia and 29 other morbidities, and their associations with mortality (our primary outcome), other clinical outcomes (emergency department visits, all-cause hospital admissions) and a proxy for loss of independent living (discharge to long-term care)...
August 14, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808080/characterization-of-the-human-thyroid-epigenome
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Celia Siu, Sam Michael Wiseman, Sitanshu Gakkhar, Alireza Heravi-Moussavi, Misha Bilenky, Annaick Carles, Thomas Sierocinski, Angela Tam, Eric Yang Zhao, Katayoon Kasaian, Richard A Moore, Andrew J Mungall, Blair Walker, Thomas Thomson, Marco A Marra, Martin Hirst, Steven Jones
The thyroid gland, necessary for normal human growth and development, functions as an essential regulator of metabolism by the production and secretion of appropriate levels of thyroid hormone. However, assessment of abnormal thyroid function may be challenging suggesting a more fundamental understanding of normal function is needed. One way to characterize normal gland function is to study the epigenome and resulting transcriptome within its constituent cells. This study generates the first published reference epigenomes for human thyroid from four individuals using ChIP-seq and RNA-seq...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804691/combination-of-celecoxib-celebrex-%C3%A2-and-cd19-car-redirected-ctl-immunotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-b-cell-non-hodgkin-s-lymphomas
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REVIEW
Tam Nm Dinh, Alexandra S Onea, Ali R Jazirehi
The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Celecoxib (Celebrex(®)) received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 1998 for treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and in recent years, its use has been extended to various types of malignancies, such as breast, colon, and urinary cancers. To maintain the survival of malignant B cells, non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) is highly dependent on inflammatory microenvironment, and is inhibited by celecoxib. Celecoxib hinders tumor growth interacting with various apoptotic genes, such as cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2), B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) family, phosphor-inositide-3 kinase/serine-threonine-specific protein kinase (PI3K/Akt), and inhibitors of apoptosis proteins (IAP) family...
2017: American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804638/tumor-associated-macrophages-potential-targets-for-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Li Yang, Yi Zhang
The fact that various immune cells, including macrophages, can be found in tumor tissues has long been known. With the introduction of concept that macrophages differentiate into a classically or alternatively activated phenotype, the role of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) is now beginning to be elucidated. TAMs act as "protumoral macrophages", contributing to disease progression. As the relationship between TAMs and malignant tumors becomes clearer, TAMs are beginning to be seen as potential therapeutic targets in these cases...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804221/s1p-provokes-tumor-lymphangiogenesis-via-macrophage-derived-mediators-such-as-il-1%C3%AE-or-lipocalin-2
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REVIEW
Shahzad N Syed, Michaela Jung, Andreas Weigert, Bernhard Brüne
A pleiotropic signaling lipid, sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), has been implicated in various pathophysiological processes supporting tumor growth and metastasis. However, there are only a few descriptive studies suggesting a role of S1P in tumor lymphangiogenesis, which is critical for tumor growth and dissemination. Corroborating own data, the literature suggests that apoptotic tumor cell-derived S1P alters the phenotype of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) to gain protumor functions. However, mechanistically, the role of TAM-induced lymphangiogenesis has only been poorly described, mostly linked to the production of lymphangiogenic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C) and VEGF-D, or transdifferentiation into lymphatic endothelial cells...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802638/spiritual-perspectives-of-emergency-medicine-doctors-and-nurses-in-caring-for-end-of-life-patients-a-mixed-method-study
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Yingting Zhang, Rakhee Yash Pal, Wai San Wilson Tam, Alice Lee, Mabel Ong, Lay Hwa Tiew
BACKGROUND: End-of-life care is becoming more prevalent in the Emergency Department. Quality end-of-life care includes spiritual support. As spirituality is a relatively vague concept, understanding healthcare professionals' spiritual perspectives is important. AIMS: To explore the perspectives of Emergency Department doctors and nurses in (i) spirituality, (ii) spiritual care domain in end-of-life care and (iii) factors influencing spiritual care provision in the Emergency Department...
August 9, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802563/metabolic-circuit-involving-free-fatty-acids-microrna-122-and-triglyceride-synthesis-in-liver-and-muscle-tissues
#10
Chofit Chai, Mila Rivkin, Liav Berkovits, Alina Simerzin, Elina Zorde-Khvalevsky, Nofar Rosenberg, Shiri Klein, Dayana Yaish, Ronen Durst, Shoshana Shpitzen, Shiran Udi, Joseph Tam, Joerg Heeren, Anna Worthmann, Christoph Schramm, Johannes Kluwe, Revital Ravid, Eran Hornstein, Hilla Giladi, Eithan Galun
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Effective treatments are needed for hepatic steatosis characterized by accumulation of triglycerides in hepatocytes, which leads to hepatocellular carcinoma. MicroRNA 122 (MIR122) is expressed only in the liver, where it regulates lipid metabolism. We investigated the mechanism by which free fatty acids (FFAs) regulate MIR122 expression and the effect of MIR122 on triglyceride synthesis. METHODS: We analyzed MIR122 promoter activity and validated its target mRNAs by transfection of luciferase reporter plasmids into Huh7, BNL-1ME, and HEK293 cultured cell lines...
August 9, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801853/tumor-associated-macrophage-infiltration-is-highly-associated-with-pd-l1-expression-in-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Kazuto Harada, Xiaochuan Dong, Jeannelyn S Estrella, Arlene M Correa, Yan Xu, Wayne L Hofstetter, Kazuki Sudo, Hisashi Onodera, Koyu Suzuki, Akihiro Suzuki, Randy L Johnson, Zhenning Wang, Shumei Song, Jaffer A Ajani
BACKGROUND: Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a key protein upregulated by tumor cells to suppress immune responses. Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) play a major role in this immunosuppression, but the relationship between PD-L1 expression and TAMs remains unclear in gastric adenocarcinoma (GAC). We simultaneously examined expression of PD-L1 and TAMs in GAC. METHODS: We performed immunohistochemical staining for PD-L1, CD68 (pan-macrophage), and CD163 (M2-like macrophage) in 217 GAC samples using a tissue microarray...
August 11, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801730/prospective-changes-in-neural-alcohol-cue-reactivity-in-at-risk-adolescents
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Tam T Nguyen-Louie, Kelly E Courtney, Lindsay M Squeglia, Kara Bagot, Sonja Eberson, Robyn Migliorini, Alexis R Alcaraz, Susan F Tapert, Carmen Pulido
Adolescence represents an ideal time for elucidating the etiology of cue reactivity profiles. This study examined the influence of three risk factors consistently associated with heavy adolescent drinking on alcohol cue reactivity. Youth were first assessed while still naïve to alcohol (12-14 years old) and followed after transitioning into alcohol use (17-21 years old). The effects of family history of substance use disorder, sex, and history of early of dating (i.e., before 14 years of age) on BOLD response contrast to alcohol picture cues were examined in a linear mixed model, controlling for age and alcohol use patterns at follow-up...
August 11, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801017/uptake-of-epipen-and-allerject-auvi-q-epinephrine-auto-injectors-in-manitoba-children
#13
Herman Tam, F Estelle R Simons, Elinor Simons
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800286/clinical-pet-imaging-in-prostate-cancer
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Kathryn L Wallitt, Sairah R Khan, Suraiya Dubash, Henry H Tam, Sameer Khan, Tara D Barwick
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, with a wide spectrum of biologic behavior ranging from indolent low-risk disease to highly aggressive castration-resistant prostate cancer. Conventional imaging with computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and bone scintigraphy is limited for the detection of nodal disease and distant bone metastases. In addition, advances in the available therapeutic options, both localized and systemic, drive the requirement for precise diagnostic and prognostic tools to refine the individual therapeutic approach at various times in the management of patients with prostate cancer...
August 11, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798705/consumer-expectations-of-online-services-in-the-insurance-industry-an-exploratory-study-of-drivers-and-outcomes
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M Dolores Méndez-Aparicio, Alicia Izquierdo-Yusta, Ana I Jiménez-Zarco
Today, the customer-brand relationship is fundamental to a company's bottom line, especially in the service sector and with services offered via online channels. In order to maximize its effects, organizations need (1) to know which factors influence the formation of an individual's service expectations in an online environment; and (2) to establish the influence of these expectations on customers' likelihood of recommending a service before they have even used it. In accordance with the TAM model (Davis, 1989; Davis et al...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798059/an-intrasinusoidal-extracavitary-variant-of-primary-effusion-lymphoma
#16
Anna S Nam, Wayne Tam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797899/the-uptake-of-mixed-pahs-and-pbdes-in-wastewater-by-mangrove-plants-under-different-tidal-flushing-regimes
#17
Na Pi, Yan Wu, Hao Wen Zhu, Yuk Shan Wong, Nora Fung Yee Tam
Wastewater often contains mixed toxic pollutants, and the contribution of plant uptake in constructed wetland treatment systems is affected by environmental conditions, particularly tidal flushing. In this study, the uptake of wastewater-borne pollutants, including a mixture of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) congeners, by two mangrove plant species, namely Excoecaria agallocha L. and Kandelia obovata Sheue, Liu & Yong, under different tidal flushing regimes was investigated...
August 7, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795252/ipet-study-an-flt-pet-window-study-to-assess-the-activity-of-the-steroid-sulfatase-inhibitor-irosustat-in-early-breast-cancer
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Carlo Palmieri, Richard Szydlo, Marie Miller, Laura Barker, Neva H Patel, Hironobu Sasano, Tara Barwick, Henry Tam, Dimitri Hadjiminas, Jasmin Lee, Abeer Shaaban, Hanna Nicholas, R Charles Coombes, Laura M Kenny
BACKGROUND: Steroid sulfatase (STS) is involved in oestrogen biosynthesis and irosustat is a first generation, irreversible steroid sulfatase inhibitor. A pre-surgical window-of-opportunity study with irosustat was undertaken in estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer to assess the effect of irosustat on tumour cell proliferation as measured by 3'-deoxy-3'-[18F] fluorothymidine uptake measured by PET scanning (FLT-PET) and Ki67. METHODS: Postmenopausal women with untreated ER+ early breast cancer were recruited, and imaged with FLT-PET at baseline and after at least 2 weeks treatment with irosustat, 40 mg once daily orally...
August 9, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794134/mrna-mediates-passive-vaccination-against-infectious-agents-toxins-and-tumors
#19
Moritz Thran, Jean Mukherjee, Marion Pönisch, Katja Fiedler, Andreas Thess, Barbara L Mui, Michael J Hope, Ying K Tam, Nigel Horscroft, Regina Heidenreich, Mariola Fotin-Mleczek, Charles B Shoemaker, Thomas Schlake
The delivery of genetic information has emerged as a valid therapeutic approach. Various reports have demonstrated that mRNA, besides its remarkable potential as vaccine, can also promote expression without inducing an adverse immune response against the encoded protein. In the current study, we set out to explore whether our technology based on chemically unmodified mRNA is suitable for passive immunization. To this end, various antibodies using different designs were expressed and characterized in vitro and in vivo in the fields of viral infections, toxin exposure, and cancer immunotherapies...
August 9, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791440/therapeutic-potentials-of-short-interfering-rnas
#20
REVIEW
Chit Tam, Jack Ho Wong, Randy Chi Fai Cheung, Tao Zuo, Tzi Bun Ng
Short interfering RNA (siRNA) is one of the members of the family of RNA interference (RNAi). Coupled with the RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC), siRNA is able to trigger the cleavage of target RNAs which serve as a defensive system against pathogens. Meanwhile, siRNA in gene silencing opens a new avenue for the treatment of various diseases. SiRNA can effectively inhibit viral infection and replication and suppress tumorigenesis and various inflammation-associated diseases and cardiovascular diseases by inactivation of viral genes and downregulation of oncogene expression...
August 8, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
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