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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452812/randomised-trial-comparing-forced-air-warming-to-the-upper-or-lower-body-to-prevent-hypothermia-during-thoracoscopic-surgery-in-the-lateral-decubitus-position
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S-H Min, S Yoon, S-H Yoon, J-H Bahk, J-H Seo
BACKGROUND: In the supine position, forced-air warming is more effective on the lower body than on the upper body to prevent intraoperative hypothermia. However, it is unknown in the lateral decubitus position. We thus compared forced-air warming on the upper and lower bodies in the lateral position. METHODS: Patients (n=123) were randomised to receive forced-air warming on the upper body or lower body during thoracoscopic surgery in the lateral position. We measured the nasopharyngeal temperature at 0, 30, 60, 90, and 120 min after lateral positioning during surgery and the infrared tympanic membrane temperature at 0, 30, 60, 90, and 120 min after surgery...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451951/time-course-and-clinical-characterization-of-cisplatin-induced-ototoxicity-after-treatment-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-in-a-south-east-asian-population
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Sze Ling Chan, Li Shia Ng, Xueying Goh, Chor Hiang Siow, Han Lee Goh, Boon Cher Goh, Timothy Cheo, Kwok Seng Loh, Liam R Brunham
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to characterize the clinical course of hearing loss in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and the clinical factors affecting its severity. METHODS: The time course of hearing loss in patients with NPC was assessed using threshold shift from baseline and Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) grade. RESULTS: In the chemoradiotherapy (CRT) groups, the threshold shift was significantly higher from 3 months at 4 kHz (P = 2...
February 16, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451149/a-study-on-clinical-characteristics-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-manifestations-on-systemic-rosai-dorfman-disease
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Xiao Cheng, Jing-Liang Cheng, An-Kang Gao
Background: Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is typically characterized by painless bilateral and symmetrical cervical lymphadenopathy, with associated fever and leukocytosis. The aim of the current study was to summarize the clinical features and imaging characteristics of RDD, in an effort to improve its diagnostic accuracy. Methods: The study was analyzed from 32 patients between January 2011 and December 2017; of these, 16 patients had pathologically diagnosed RDD, eight had pathologically diagnosed meningioma, and eight pathologically diagnosed lymphoma...
February 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448252/functions-and-roles-of-long-non-coding-rnas-in-human-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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JingJing Wu, Swei Sunny Hann
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is one of the most common cancers originating in the nasopharynx and occurring at high frequency in South-eastern Asia and North Africa. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a class of non-protein-coding RNA molecules and key regulators of developmental, physiological, and pathological processes in humans. Emerging studies have shown that lncRNAs play critical roles in tumorgenicity and cancer prognosis. With the development of deep sequencing analyses, an extensive amount of functional lncRNAs have been discovered in nasopharyngeal carcinoma tissues and cell lines...
February 9, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447885/pediatric-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patient-demographics-treatment-trends-and-outcomes
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Ankit Modh, Omar H Gayar, Mohamed A Elshaikh, Arnold C Paulino, Farzan Siddiqui
OBJECTIVES: To examine patient demographics, temporal and treatment trends, and survival outcomes of pediatric non-nasopharyngeal head and neck squamous cell carcinomas using the National Cancer Database. METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried for pediatric patients (age 0-19 years) diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (including oral cavity, oropharynx, nasal cavity, larynx, hypopharynx, and salivary glands) from 2004 to 2013. RESULTS: Of 159 patients identified, the majority had oral cavity SCC (55%)...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447802/effects-of-maxillary-protraction-appliances-on-airway-dimensions-in-growing-class-iii-maxillary-retrognathic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ye Ming, Yun Hu, Yuyue Li, Jinfeng Yu, Haojue He, Leilei Zheng
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess, through a systematic review and meta-analysis, the efficacy of maxillary protraction appliances (MPAs) on improving pharyngeal airway dimensions in growing class III patients with maxillary retrognathism. METHODS: An electronic search in PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and EMBASE was until September 2nd, 2017. The assessments of methodological quality of the selected articles were performed using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447223/virome-and-bacteriome-characterization-of-children-with-pneumonia-and-asthma-in-mexico-city-during-winter-seasons-2014-and-2015
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Jose A Romero-Espinoza, Yazmin Moreno-Valencia, Rodrigo H Coronel-Tellez, Manuel Castillejos-Lopez, Andres Hernandez, Aaron Dominguez, Angel Miliar-Garcia, Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero, Rogelio Perez-Padilla, Alejandro Alejandre-Garcia, Joel A Vazquez-Perez
BACKGROUND: Acute asthma exacerbations and pneumonia are important causes of morbidity and mortality in children and may coexist in the same children, although symptom overlap may lead to difficulties in diagnosis. Microbial and viral diversity and differential abundance of either may play an important role in infection susceptibility and the development of acute and chronic respiratory diseases. OBJECTIVES: To describe the virome and bacteriome present in the upper respiratory tract of hospitalized children with a clinical diagnosis of asthma and pneumonia during an acute exacerbation and an acute respiratory illness ARI episode respectively...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447204/comparison-of-viral-infection-in-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-hcap-and-community-acquired-pneumonia-cap
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Eun Sun Kim, Kyoung Un Park, Sang Hoon Lee, Yeon Joo Lee, Jong Sun Park, Young-Jae Cho, Ho Il Yoon, Choon-Taek Lee, Jae Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Although viruses are known to be the second most common etiological factor in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), the respiratory viral profile of the patients with healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) has not yet been elucidated. We investigated the prevalence and the clinical impact of respiratory virus infection in adult patients with HCAP. METHODS: Patients admitted with HCAP or CAP, between January and December 2016, to a tertiary referral hospital in Korea, were prospectively enrolled, and virus identification was performed using reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447196/nasopharyngeal-carriage-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-among-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-children-5-years-of-age-before-introduction-of-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-in-mozambique
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Jennifer R Verani, Sérgio Massora, Sozinho Acácio, Rita Teresa Dos Santos, Delfino Vubil, Fabiana Pimenta, Iaci Moura, Cynthia G Whitney, Maria Helena Costa, Eusébio Macete, Maria Benigna Matsinhe, Maria da Gloria Carvalho, Betuel Sigaúque
Nasopharyngeal carriage is a precursor for pneumococcal disease and can be useful for evaluating pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) impact. We studied pre-PCV pneumococcal carriage among HIV-infected and -uninfected children in Mozambique. Between October 2012 and March 2013, we enrolled HIV-infected children age <5 years presenting for routine care at seven HIV clinics in 3 sites, including Maputo (urban-south), Nampula (urban-north), and Manhiça (rural-south). We also enrolled a random sample of HIV-uninfected children <5 years old from a demographic surveillance site in Manhiça...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446820/chronic-myeloid-leukemia-following-the-treatment-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Olfa Kassar, Sondes Mseddi, Moez Mdhaffer, Hatem Bellaaj, Samia Mnif, Manel Ghorbel, Halima Sennena, Moez Elloumi
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March 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446487/tm2d3-rs675436-or-fgfr2-rs755793-polymorphisms-and-susceptibility-to-epstein-barr-virus-associated-tumors-in-chinese-han-population
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Qianqian Zhang, Wen Liu, Yang Yang, Zhenzhen Zhao, Bing Luo
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is etiologically linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma, lymphoma and gastric carcinoma. The aim of this study was to assess the association of TM2 domain containing 3 (TM2D3) and fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) SNPs rs675436 and rs755793 with susceptibility to EBV-associated tumors in Chinese Han population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Genomic DNA of 415 patients with cancer and 99 healthy controls was assessed using a MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer, and was genotyped in EBV-associated/-negative gastric cancer (EBVa/nGC), EBV-associated/-negative nasopharyngeal carcinoma (EBVa/nNPC), EBV-associated/ -negative lymphoma (EBVa/nL) and normal controls (NC)...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445147/long-non-coding-rna-pvt1-predicts-poor-prognosis-and-induces-radioresistance-by-regulating-dna-repair-and-cell-apoptosis-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Yi He, Yizhou Jing, Fang Wei, Yanyan Tang, Liting Yang, Jia Luo, Pei Yang, Qianxi Ni, Jinmeng Pang, Qianjin Liao, Fang Xiong, Can Guo, Bo Xiang, Xiaoling Li, Ming Zhou, Yong Li, Wei Xiong, Zhaoyang Zeng, Guiyuan Li
The long non-coding RNA, plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (PVT1), is highly expressed in a variety of tumors, and is believed to be a potential oncogene. However, the role and mechanism of action of PVT1 in the carcinogenesis and progression of nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPCs) remains unclear. In this study, for the first time, we have discovered that PVT1 shows higher expression in NPCs than in normal nasopharyngeal epithelial tissue, and patients with NPCs who show higher expression of PVT1 have worse progression-free and overall survivals...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444837/whole-genome-sequence-analysis-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-strains-that-cause-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-infections
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Bin Chang, Masatomo Morita, Ken-Ichi Lee, Makoto Ohnishi
Streptococcus pneumoniae colonizes the nasopharyngeal mucus in healthy individuals and can cause otitis media, pneumonia, and invasive pneumococcal diseases. In this study, we analyzed the S. pneumoniae strains that caused 19 pneumonia episodes in long-term inpatients with severe underlying disease in a hospital during a period of 14 months (from January 2014 to February 2015). Serotyping and whole genome sequencing analyses revealed that 18 of the 19 pneumonia cases were caused by S. pneumoniae strains belonging to 3 genetically distinct groups: clonal complex (CC) 9999, sequence type (ST) 282, and ST166...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444790/localised-nasopharyngeal-amyloidosis-the-importance-of-postoperative-follow-up
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Sanathorn Chowsilpa, Saisawat Chaiyasate, Komson Wannasai, Teerada Daroontum
Localised nasopharyngeal amyloidosis is rare. Findings on physical examination and invasive pattern on CT scan can be misleading as it can resemble nasopharyngeal carcinoma. A 64-year-old man presented with left aural fullness for 6 months. The physical examination showed straw-coloured fluid in the left middle ear and irregular reddish mass at the left side of the nasopharynx. The CT scan showed a lobulated heterogeneous mass at the left side of the nasopharynx involving the left Eustachian tube opening. Pathology report was amyloidosis, thus, surgery was done...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444701/a-case-series-on-common-cold-to-severe-bronchiolitis-and-pneumonia-in-children-following-human-metapneumovirus-infection-in-sri-lanka
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J A A S Jayaweera, F Noordeen, S Kothalaweala, F N N Pitchai, M L M Rayes
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of hMPV infections in Sri Lanka has not been reported and here we report a case series of hMPV infection in children less than 5 years. Patients with ARTI were included from Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura from March 2013 to August 2014. Indirect fluorescence assay was performed on nasopharyngeal aspirates for the identification of respiratory viruses [respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza virus 1, 2 and 3, influenza A and B and hMPV]. Moreover, reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction was done to further confirm the hMPV infection...
February 14, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444646/lack-of-association-between-cigarette-smoking-and-epstein-barr-virus-reactivation-in-the-nasopharynx-in-people-with-elevated-ebv-iga-antibody-titres
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Yufeng Chen, Yifei Xu, Weilin Zhao, Xue Xiao, Xiaoying Zhou, Longde Lin, Tingting Huang, Jian Liao, Yancheng Li, Xiaoyun Zeng, Guangwu Huang, Weimin Ye, Zhe Zhang
BACKGROUND: Subjects with elevated Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) immunoglobulin A (IgA) titers have a higher risk of developing nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), indicating that reactivation of EBV in the local mucosa might be important for NPC carcinogenesis. Cigarette smoking appears to be one of the environmental risk factors for NPC. However, it remains unclear whether smoking-induced nasopharyngeal carcinogenesis acts through reactivating EBV in the nasopharyngeal mucosa. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the association between cigarette smoking and nasopharyngeal EBV reactivation in a NPC high-risk population...
February 14, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443104/absorption-of-nasal-and-bronchial-fluids-precision-sampling-of-the-human-respiratory-mucosa-and-laboratory-processing-of-samples
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Ryan S Thwaites, Hannah C Jarvis, Nehmat Singh, Akhilesh Jha, Andy Pritchard, Hailing Fan, Tanushree Tunstall, Joan Nanan, Simon Nadel, Onn Min Kon, Peter J Openshaw, Trevor T Hansel
The methods of nasal absorption (NA) and bronchial absorption (BA) use synthetic absorptive matrices (SAM) to absorb the mucosal lining fluid (MLF) of the human respiratory tract. NA is a non-invasive technique which absorbs fluid from the inferior turbinate, and causes minimal discomfort. NA has yielded reproducible results with the ability to frequently repeat sampling of the upper airway. By comparison, alternative methods of sampling the respiratory mucosa, such as nasopharyngeal aspiration (NPA) and conventional swabbing, are more invasive and may result in greater data variability...
January 21, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442983/formaldehyde-treatment-using-overexpressed-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-6-from-recombinant-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Seyoung Lee, Dong Jun Park, Jihee Yoon, Seung Hyuck Bang, Yang-Hoon Kim, Jiho Min
Formaldehyde is a toxic compound due to its ability to react with proteins, nucleic acids and lipids and is the primary cause of nasopharyngeal cancer and sick building syndrome (SBS). Aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) are able to oxidize aldehyde substrates and maintain cellular homeostasis by metabolic reactions in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. ALDHs catalyze the conversions of various aldehydes to carboxylic acids using NAD or NADP as a cofactor. In this study, we designed a method for using aldehyde dehydrogenase 6 (ALD6) from recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae to reduce formaldehyde...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442229/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-guanfacine-extended-release-in-children-and-adolescents-with-adhd
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Michael Huss, Bryan Dirks, Joan Gu, Brigitte Robertson, Jeffrey H Newcorn, J Antoni Ramos-Quiroga
Data are reported from SPD503-318, a phase 3, open-label, safety study of guanfacine extended release (GXR) in European children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Participants received dose-optimized GXR (1-7 mg/day) for up to 2 years. Of 215 enrolled participants, 214 were included in the safety population and 133 completed the study. Participants' mean age was 11.7 years and 73.8% were male. Overall, 177 participants (82.7%) experienced a treatment-emergent adverse event (TEAE)...
February 13, 2018: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439883/endoscopic-surgery-for-delayed-sinonasal-complications-of-radiation-therapy-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-a-subjective-outcome
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Rachel Shemesh, Eran E Alon, Iris Gluck, Arkadi Yakirevitch
PURPOSE: Delayed sinonasal complications of radiation therapy include choanal stenosis, osteoradionecrosis, chronic sinusitis, and intranasal synechiae. Only sporadic cases on their surgical treatment have been reported, with equivocal results. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed a prospective case series of all patients who had been surgically treated for delayed sinonasal complications of radiation therapy in our institution during the past 10 years. The inclusion criteria required ≥6 months of follow-up after surgery...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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