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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723860/higher-thioguanine-nucleotide-metabolite-levels-are-associated-with-better-long-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Andres J Yarur, Bilal Gondal, Ayal Hirsch, Britt Christensen, Russell D Cohen, David T Rubin
GOALS: The aim of this study was to assess whether sustained 6-thioguaninenucleotide (6-TGN) levels were associated with improved long-term outcomes in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional data have shown that thiopurine metabolites are correlated with clinical efficacy in patient receiving thiopurines for IBD but the role for serial measurements through treatment course is unclear. STUDY: We conducted a retrospective cohort study including patients with IBD on thiopurine monotherapy and had serial 6-TGN levels measured...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723855/four-year-outcomes-after-cessation-of-tenofovir-in-immune-tolerant-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
#2
Vincent Wai-Sun Wong, Aric J Hui, Grace Lai-Hung Wong, Rosita Suk-Yi Chan, Angel Mei-Ling Chim, Angeline Oi-Shan Lo, Henry Lik-Yuen Chan
GOALS: To study the long-term outcome after cessation of antiviral therapy in immune-tolerant patients. BACKGROUND: Experience in the treatment of immune-tolerant chronic hepatitis B is scanty. Some immune-tolerant patients may receive temporary antiviral therapy, such as for prevention of vertical transmission at pregnancy or prophylaxis for chemotherapy. STUDY: This was a follow-up study of a phase 2 trial at 2 centers. Immune-tolerant patients received tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and/or emtricitabine for 4 years and were followed for another 4 years after treatment cessation...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723808/continuous-use-of-metformin-can-improve-survival-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-a-retrospective-study
#3
Shan-Bing Wang, Kai-Jian Lei, Jia-Pei Liu, Yu-Ming Jia
Evidence indicates that type 2 diabetes may stimulate the initiation and progression of several types of cancer. Metformin, a drug most commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, may inhibit cancer cell growth and reduce the risk of cancer. However, evidence of the antitumor effects of metformin on ovarian cancer is still limited.In this study, we retrospectively examined the effects of metformin on ovarian cancer patients with diabetes at our institution.We identified 568 consecutive patients who were newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer and treated between January 2011 and March 2014...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723775/the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-could-be-a-good-diagnostic-marker-and-predictor-of-relapse-in-patients-with-adult-onset-still-s-disease-a-strobe-compliant-retrospective-observational-analysis
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Ji-Yeoun Seo, Chang-Hee Suh, Ju-Yang Jung, Ar-Reum Kim, Ji Won Yang, Hyoun-Ah Kim
The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is the proportion of absolute neutrophil count to lymphocytes on routine complete blood count (CBC) tests, and has been studied as a simple marker of the systemic inflammatory response. This study was performed to investigate whether the NLR could be used as a tool to diagnose and predict prognosis in cases of adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD).We retrospectively reviewed 164 patients with suspected AOSD. Among 164 patients with suspected AOSD, 37 patients received another diagnosis (such as viral infection) and were compared with the 127 patients who received a diagnosis of AOSD...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723763/the-diagnostic-value-of-assays-for-circulating-tumor-cells-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
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Chi Sun, Wenjun Liao, Zefu Deng, Enliang Li, Qian Feng, Jun Lei, Rongfa Yuan, Shubing Zou, Yilei Mao, Jianghua Shao, Linquan Wu, Chao Zhang
PURPOSE: Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are considered potential biomarkers for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Many studies have attempted to explore this role, but the results are variable. We conducted the first comprehensive meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic value of CTC assay for HCC patients. Additional prognostic value was also assessed. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: All articles included in our study were assessed using QUADAS guidelines after a literature search...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723725/meningeal-melanomatosis-following-discontinuation-of-dabrafenib-implications-for-the-maintenance-of-long-term-complete-remission
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Victoria Grätz, Nadine Lüttmann, Ozan Haase, Ewan A Langan, André Kemmling, Detlef Zillikens, Patrick Terheyden
A subset of 10-20% of patients under continuous BRAF inhibitor monotherapy achieve long-term progression-free and overall survival. Definitive criteria for the safe cessation of BRAF inhibitor monotherapy in treatment-responsive melanoma patients are lacking. We report a patient who remained in complete remission (CR) for 5 years under dabrafenib. The treatment was withdrawn because of concerns about cardiac toxicity. Four months thereafter the patient developed neurological symptoms, including diplopia and bilateral visual loss...
July 18, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723635/meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-treatments-for-newly-diagnosed-and-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma-with-del-17p
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Jinghua Liu, Hui Yang, Xiaochan Liang, Yuxin Wang, Jian Hou, Yanqin Liu, Jigang Wang, Fan Zhou
We analyzed the treatment of newly diagnosed and relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (NDMM/RRMM) patients with del(17p). Thirteen prospective studies that evaluated 3,187 MM patients, including 685with del(17p), were included in our meta-analysis. The incidence of del(17p) in NDMM and RRMM patients was similar (13% vs. 14%, respectively, P = 0.64, I2 = 94%). The overall response rate (ORR) to new agents was 40.5% and 67.1%, respectively, in RRMM patients with or without del(17p) (P = 0.1, I2 = 63.9%). NDMM patients with del(17p) treated with PAD (bortezomib, adriamycin, and dexamethasone) induction therapy followed by bortezomib maintenance therapy had higher progression-free survival (PFS) (25...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723628/ese-1-elf3-mrna-expression-associates-with-poor-survival-outcomes-in-her2-breast-cancer-patients-and-is-critical-for-tumorigenesis-in-her2-breast-cancer-cells
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Adwitiya Kar, Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann
ESE-1/Elf3 and HER2 appear to establish a positive feedback regulatory loop, but the precise role of ESE-1 in HER2+ breast tumorigenesis remains unknown. Analyzing public repositories, we found that luminal B and HER2 subtype patients with high ESE-1 mRNA levels displayed worse relapse free survival. We stably knocked down ESE-1 in HER2+ luminal B BT474 cells and HER2 subtype SKBR3 cells, which resulted in decreased cell proliferation, colony formation, and anchorage-independent growth in vitro. Stable ESE-1 knockdown inhibited HER2-dependent signaling in BT474 cells and inhibited mTOR activation in SKBR3 cells, but reduced Akt signaling in both cell types...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723599/management-of-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-a-comparative-study-between-epleys-manouvre-and-betahistine
#9
Japneet Kaur, Karthik Shamanna
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common peripheral vestibular disorder, accounting for 20% of all vertigo cases. Idiopathic BPPV is most common between the ages of 50 and 70, although the condition is found in all age groups. This study was conducted in our institute on 90 patients who presented to the outpatient department with history of vertigo and were diagnosed with BPPV via a positive Dix Hallpike test. Patients were randomnly placed in three groups of 30 each. Patients in Group A were treated with Epleys manoeuvre alone, in Group B were treated with Epleys Manouvre followed by oral Betahistine and patients in Group C were treated with Betahistine alone...
June 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723518/mid-term-outcomes-following-salvage-lymph-node-dissection-for-prostate-cancer-nodal-recurrence-status-post-radical-prostatectomy
#10
Fabio Zattoni, Avinash Nehra, Christopher R Murphy, Laureano Rangel, Lance Mynderse, Val Lowe, Eugene Kwon, R Jeffrey Karnes
BACKGROUND: Patients with oligometastatic prostate cancer lymph node recurrence can be treated with many options including salvage lymph node dissection (sLND). OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of outcomes of sLND and identification of clinicopathologic features in predicting further biochemical and radiological relapse after sLND for prostate cancer. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Between November 1, 2009 and March 31, 2015, 117 patients with biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP) underwent sLND by a single surgeon after a standardized 11C-choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723511/fit-patient-with-nonmetastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-and-severe-recurrent-haematuria
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Nuradh Joseph, Ananya Choudhury
For biochemical relapse in patients with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer previously treated with androgen deprivation alone, external beam radiotherapy to the primary tumour and the pelvic lymph nodes is preferable to radical prostatectomy with lymphadenectomy.
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723492/validation-of-gene-expression-signatures-to-identify-low-risk-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-at-higher-risk-for-disease-related-death
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Mansi Parasramka, Daniel J Serie, Yan W Asmann, Jeanette E Eckel-Passow, Erik P Castle, Melissa L Stanton, Brad C Leibovich, Robert Houston Thompson, E Aubrey Thompson, Alexander S Parker, Thai H Ho, Richard W Joseph
BACKGROUND: Approximately 5-10% of patients with "low-risk" clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), as stratified by externally validated clinicopathologic prognostic algorithms, eventually have disease relapse and die. Improving prognostic algorithms for these low-risk patients could help to provide improved individualized surveillance recommendations. OBJECTIVE: To identify genes that are differentially expressed in patients with low-risk ccRCC who did and did not die of their disease...
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722675/using-droplet-digital-pcr-to-analyze-mycn-and-alk-copy-number-in-plasma-from-patients-with-neuroblastoma
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Marco Lodrini, Annika Sprüssel, Kathy Astrahantseff, Daniela Tiburtius, Robert Konschak, Holger N Lode, Matthias Fischer, Ulrich Keilholz, Angelika Eggert, Hedwig E Deubzer
The invasive nature of surgical biopsies deters sequential application, and single biopsies often fail to reflect tumor dynamics, intratumor heterogeneity and drug sensitivities likely to change during tumor evolution and treatment. Implementing molecular characterization of cell-free neuroblastoma-derived DNA isolated from blood plasma could improve disease assessment for treatment selection and monitoring of patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. We established droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) protocols for MYCN and ALK copy number status in plasma from neuroblastoma patients...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722620/case-report-infectious-diseases-in-pilgrims-visiting-the-holy-land
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Orna Nitzan, Arnon Blum, Esther Marva, Adina Katz, Bat-Sheva Tzadok, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Gad Baneth, Avi Peretz
Every year Christian pilgrims from around the world visit the holy sites located around the Sea of Galilee. Some become ill during their stay with infectious diseases that were acquired in their country of origin, and are hospitalized at Poriya Medical Center. They pose a diagnostic challenge due to language barriers, the rarity of these infections in Israel, and the fact that diagnostic tests are not readily available. All patient records from 2015 of Holy Land tourists hospitalized at Poriya Medical Center were screened for the diagnosis of imported zoonotic diseases that are not commonly diagnosed in Israel...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722237/bone-involvement-histopathological-evidence-for-endoscopic-management-of-sinonasal-inverted-papilloma
#15
Na Liang, Zhenxiao Huang, Honggang Liu, Junfang Xian, Qian Huang, Bing Zhou
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to provide histopathological evidence for a better understanding of the excision of bone underlying tumor. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. METHODS: Thirty patients with histopathological diagnosis of sinonasal inverted papilloma (SIP) were enrolled. All patients underwent preoperative radiography to define the tumor location. The primary tumor and underlying bone, removed during endoscopic surgery, were examined under microscope...
July 19, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722220/developing-new-targeting-strategy-for-androgen-receptor-variants-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#16
Bin Wang, U-Ging Lo, Kaijie Wu, Payal Kapur, Xiangyang Liu, Jun Huang, Wei Chen, Elizabeth Hernandez, John Santoyo, Shi-Hong Ma, Rey-Chen Pong, Dalin He, Yi-Qiang Cheng, Jer-Tsong Hsieh
The presence of androgen receptor variant 7 (AR-V7) variants becomes a significant hallmark of castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) relapsed from hormonal therapy and is associated with poor survival of CRPC patients because of lacking a ligand-binding domain. Currently, it still lacks an effective agent to target AR-V7 or AR-Vs in general. Here, we showed a novel class of agents (thailanstatins, TSTs, spliceostatin A analogs) can significantly suppress the expression of AR-V7 mRNA and protein but in a less extent on the full-length AR expression...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722107/the-peritoneum-healing-immunity-and-diseases
#17
REVIEW
Annalisa Capobianco, Lucia Cottone, Antonella Monno, Angelo A Manfredi, Patrizia Rovere-Querini
The peritoneum defines a confined microenvironment, which is stable under normal conditions, but is exposed to the damaging effect of infections, surgical injuries, and other neoplastic and non-neoplastic events. Its response to damage includes the recruitment, proliferation and activation of a variety of haematopoietic and stromal cells. In physiologic conditions, effective responses to injuries are organized, inflammatory triggers are eliminated, inflammation quickly abates, and the normal tissue architecture is restored...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721499/treg-protected-donor-lymphocyte-infusions-a-new-tool-to-address-the-graft-versus-leukemia-effect-in-the-absence-of-graft-versus-host-disease-in-patients-relapsed-after-hsct
#18
Mauro Di Ianni, Paola Olioso, Raffaella Giancola, Stella Santarone, Annalisa Natale, Gabriele Papalinetti, Ida Villanova, Stefano Baldoni, Ambra Di Tommaso, Tiziana Bonfini, Patrizia Accorsi, Paolo Di Bartolomeo
In high-risk acute leukemia patients undergoing haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), adoptive immunotherapy with T regulatory cells (Tregs) and T conventional cells (Tcons) prevented acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), favored post-transplant immunological reconstitution and was associated with a powerful graft-versus-leukemia (GvL) effect. With a particularly innovative approach, we developed a treatment with a Treg-protected donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) for patients with early relapse after HSCT and we report here the results obtained in the first patient with APL (M3v) relapsed after a second matched allogeneic HSCT (15% blasts and 75% of donor cells in bone marrow)...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721449/role-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-undergoing-relapse-preventive-immunotherapy
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Frida Ewald Sander, Malin Nilsson, Anna Rydström, Johan Aurelius, Rebecca E Riise, Charlotta Movitz, Elin Bernson, Roberta Kiffin, Anders Ståhlberg, Mats Brune, Robin Foà, Kristoffer Hellstrand, Fredrik B Thorén, Anna Martner
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been proposed to dampen functions of anti-neoplastic immune cells and thus promote cancer progression. In a phase IV trial (Re:Mission Trial, NCT01347996, http://www.clinicaltrials.gov ) 84 patients (age 18-79) with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in first complete remission (CR) received ten consecutive 3-week cycles of immunotherapy with histamine dihydrochloride (HDC) and low-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) to prevent relapse of leukemia in the post-consolidation phase. This study aimed at defining the features, function and dynamics of Foxp3(+)CD25(high)CD4(+) Tregs during immunotherapy and to determine the potential impact of Tregs on relapse risk and survival...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721050/the-use-of-natalizumab-for-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Rachel Brandstadter, Ilana Katz Sand
Natalizumab is a monoclonal antibody that acts as an α4 integrin antagonist to prevent leukocyte trafficking into the central nervous system. It is US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Natalizumab demonstrated high efficacy in Phase III trials by reducing the annualized relapse rate, preventing multiple sclerosis (MS) lesion accumulation on magnetic resonance imaging, and decreasing the probability of sustained progression of disability...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
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