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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220189/simple-and-practical-nomograms-for-predicting-the-stone-free-rate-after-shock-wave-lithotripsy-in-patients-with-a-solitary-upper-ureteral-stone
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Naoya Niwa, Kazuhiro Matsumoto, Makoto Miyahara, Minami Omura, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Eiji Kikuchi, Akira Miyajima, Kazutoyo Miyata, Mototsugu Oya
PURPOSE: To develop practical nomograms for predicting the stone-free rate after shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) in patients with a solitary stone in the proximal ureter. METHODS: Between July 2006 and June 2015, 319 patients with a proximal ureteral stone who underwent preoperative non-contrast enhanced computed tomography (NCCT) and subsequently received SWL were identified. Patients' age, gender, laterality, stone size, mean and maximum Hounsfield Unit (HU) of the stone, and skin-to-stone distance (SSD) were assessed...
February 20, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214110/pediatric-echocardiographic-nomograms-what-has-been-done-and-what-still-needs-to-be-done
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REVIEW
Massimiliano Cantinotti, Shelby Kutty, Eliana Franchi, Marco Paterni, Marco Scalese, Giorgio Iervasi, Martin Koestenberger
Nomograms are essential tools for quantification in pediatric echocardiography. In the last few years, multiple sources highlight that nomograms employed for decades presented significant numerical and methodological limitations. As a result, widely different ranges of normality were generated, thus creating confusion in estimation of several cardiac diseases. New nomograms have recently been generated, overcoming some of the gaps of previous research: wider sample sizes (including neonates/infants), solid statistical/methodological plan, and availability of new data (chamber dimensions, many functional parameters)...
January 19, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213859/recurrence-in-localized-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-of-contemporary-data
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REVIEW
Jacqueline M Speed, Quoc-Dien Trinh, Toni K Choueiri, Maxine Sun
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are at risk of recurrence. The purpose of this review was to characterize the literature on recurrence rates and risk factors after diagnosis of localized RCC. RECENT FINDINGS: Our search revealed that existing data examining the prevalence of recurrence rates predominantly originates from cohorts of patients diagnosed and treated in the 1980s to 1990s, and may therefore not be as useful for counseling for current patients today...
February 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213060/prediction-of-cesarean-delivery-in-the-term-nulliparous-woman-results-from-the-prospective-multi-center-genesis-study
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Naomi Burke, Gerard Burke, Fionnuala Breathnach, Fionnuala Mcauliffe, John J Morrison, Michael Turner, Samina Dornan, John R Higgins, Amanda Cotter, Michael Geary, Peter Mcparland, Sean Daly, Fiona Cody, Pat Dicker, Elizabeth Tully, Fergal D Malone
BACKGROUND: In contemporary practice many nulliparous women require intervention during childbirth such as operative vaginal delivery or Cesarean delivery (CD). Despite the knowledge that the rising CD rate is associated with increasing maternal age, obesity and larger infant birthweight, we lack a reliable method to predict the requirement for such potentially hazardous obstetric procedures during labor and delivery. This issue is important as there are higher rates of morbidity and mortality associated with unplanned CD performed in labor compared to scheduled Cesarean deliveries...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211504/novel-preoperative-nomogram-for-prediction-of-futile-resection-in-patients-undergoing-exploration-for-potentially-resectable-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Kwangwoo Nam, Dae Wook Hwang, Ju Hyun Shim, Tae Jun Song, Sang Soo Lee, Dong-Wan Seo, Sung Koo Lee, Myung-Hwan Kim, Ki-Hun Kim, Shin Hwang, Kwang-Min Park, Young-Joo Lee, Minkyu Han, Do Hyun Park
Surgical resection is the treatment of choice for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHCC). However, discrepancies between preoperative workup and intraoperative findings can occur, resulting in unexpected and unfavorable surgical outcomes. The aim of this study was to develop a feasible preoperative nomogram to predict futile resection of IHCC. A total of 718 patients who underwent curative-intent surgery for IHCC between January 2005 and December 2014 were included. The patients were divided into a training cohort (2005-2010, n = 377) and validation cohort (2011-2014, n = 341)...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210176/femtosecond-astigmatic-keratotomy-for-postkeratoplasty-astigmatism
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Nasser Al Sabaani, Salem Al Malki, Mohanna Al Jindan, Abdullah Al Assiri, Samar Al Swailem
PURPOSE: To evaluate the initial outcomes of femtosecond laser arcuate keratotomies (AK) to correct high astigmatism after keratoplasty. METHODS: This retrospective non-comparative interventional study included 52 consecutive patients (52 eyes) who underwent Intralase-enabled arcuate keratotomies. Changes in uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), mean refractive and keratometric astigmatism, preoperative and postoperative manifest refraction and complications were the main outcome measures...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208686/identification-of-autophagy-related-genes-and-their-regulatory-mirnas-associated-with-celiac-disease-in-children
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Sergio Comincini, Federico Manai, Cristina Meazza, Sara Pagani, Carolina Martinelli, Noemi Pasqua, Gloria Pelizzo, Marco Biggiogera, Mauro Bozzola
Celiac disease (CD) is a severe genetic autoimmune disorder, affecting about one in 100 people, where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. Diagnosing CD is quite complex and requires blood tests and intestinal biopsy examinations. Controversy exists regarding making the diagnosis without biopsy, due to the large spectrum of manifesting symptoms; furthermore, small-intestinal gastroscopy examinations have a relatively complex management in the pediatric population. To identify novel molecular markers useful to increase the sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of pediatric CD patients, the expression levels of two key autophagy executor genes (ATG7 and BECN1) and their regulatory validated miRNAs (miR-17 and miR-30a, respectively) were analyzed by relative quantitative real-time-PCR on a cohort of confirmed CD patients compared to age-related controls...
February 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206994/defining-the-limitations-of-transcutaneous-bilirubin-measurement-in-late-preterm-newborns
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K L Fine, W A Carey, J A W Schuster, S C Bryant, W J Cook, B S Karon
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine the impact of postnatal age on the bias between transcutaneous (TcB) and total serum bilirubin (TSB), and evaluate a TcB screening protocol. STUDY DESIGN: Preterm and term infants had paired TcB and TSB performed on days 1 to 3 of life; a subset of preterm infants had measurements on days 4 to 7. Sensitivity and specificity of TcB (plotted on an age-specific TSB nomogram) for prediction of high-intermediate (HIR) or high-risk TSB were calculated...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205027/risk-factors-affecting-unplanned-reoperation-after-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-experience-from-a-high-volume-center
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Ping Li, Chang-Ming Huang, Ru-Hong Tu, Jian-Xian Lin, Jun Lu, Chao-Hui Zheng, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the risk factors affecting unplanned reoperation (URO) after laparoscopic gastrectomy (LAG) for gastric cancer (GC) and establish a model to predict URO preoperatively. STUDY DESIGN: Between May 2007 and December 2014, we prospectively collected and retrospectively analyzed the data of 2608 GC patients who underwent LAG. Among them, 2580 patients not requiring an URO were defined as the Non-URO group, and 28 patients requiring an URO were defined as the URO group...
February 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204972/predicting-the-recurrence-risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes-of-peripheral-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma%C3%A2-%C3%A2-3%C3%A2-cm-with-wedge-resection
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Yiyang Wang, Rui Wang, Difan Zheng, Baohui Han, Jie Zhang, Heng Zhao, Jizhuang Luo, Jiajie Zheng, Tianxiang Chen, Qingyuan Huang, Yihua Sun, Haiquan Chen
PURPOSE: This study was designed to investigate the risk factors of recurrence and survival of clinical stage I lung adenocarcinoma underwent wedge resection by the use of Shanghai Chest Hospital Lung Cancer Database. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 746 patients with clinical stage I adenocarcinoma underwent wedge resection from 2010 to 2015 in our database were included in this study. Univariable and multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression were performed successively to select significant risk factors and then nomograms as well as the concordance indexes for RFS, OS and LCSS were developed, respectively...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192492/transcutaneous-bilirubin-nomograms-in-african-neonates
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Bolajoko O Olusanya, Cecilia A Mabogunje, Donald O Imosemi, Abieyuwa A Emokpae
BACKGROUND: The use of transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) as a screening tool, based on relevant population-specific nomogram, or proxy for total serum bilirubin (TSB) levels in assessing the risk of subsequent hyperbilirubinemia is supported by several clinical guidelines on the management of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. However, while TcB has been found to significantly over-estimate TSB in neonates of African-American ancestry, with variations across TcB devices, no nomogram has been specifically reported for this racial group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187997/-adjuvant-radiotherapy-for-bladder-cancer-in-patients-with-risk-of-locoregional-recurrence-who-what-and-how
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P Sargos, S Larré, O Chapet, I Latorzeff, A Fléchon, G Roubaud, M Orré, S Belhomme, P Richaud
Radical cystectomy with extended pelvic lymph node dissection remains the standard of care for non-metastatic muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Locoregional control is a key factor in the outcome of patients since it is related to overall survival, metastasis-free survival and specific survival. Locoregional recurrence rate is directly correlated to pathological results and the quality of lymphadenectomy. In addition, while pre- or postoperative chemotherapy improved overall survival, it showed no impact on locoregional recurrence-free survival...
February 7, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187463/preoperative-albumin-to-globulin-ratio-predicts-survival-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Zhen Chen, Yingjie Shao, Hongwei Yao, Qianfeng Zhuang, Kun Wang, Zhaoyu Xing, Xianlin Xu, Xiaozhou He, Renfang Xu
In this retrospective analysis, we evaluated associations between albumin to globulin ratio (AGR), clinicopathological characteristics, and survival in 592 patients with localized or locally advanced clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC) prior to nephrectomy. We found that low AGR was associated with more aggressive tumor behavior; patients with low AGR had poorer overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) in Kaplan-Meier survival analyses both before and after propensity score matching, which was used to compensate for differences in baseline clinicopathological characteristics...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186970/high-expression-of-gfat1-predicts-unfavorable-prognosis-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Lili Li, Miaomiao Shao, Peike Peng, Caiting Yang, Shushu Song, Fangfang Duan, Dongwei Jia, Mingming Zhang, Junjie Zhao, Ran Zhao, Weicheng Wu, Lan Wang, Can Li, Hao Wu, Jie Zhang, Xin Wu, Yuanyuan Ruan, Jianxin Gu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. As a branch of glucose metabolism, hexosamine biosynthesis pathway (HBP) has been reported to play a critical role in the insulin resistance and progression of cancer. Glutamine:fructose-6-phosphate amidotransferase (GFAT) is the rate-limiting enzyme of the HBP; nevertheless, the prognostic value of GFAT1 in HCC remains elusive. In this study, we found that high expression of GFAT1 was significantly associated with serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), tumor size, tumor encapsulation, T stage and TNM stage...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182768/clinical-validation-of-a-model-predicting-the-risk-of-preterm-delivery
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Yohann Dabi, Sophie Nedellec, Claire Bonneau, Blandine Trouchard, Roman Rouzier, Alexandra Benachi
OBJECTIVES: To validate a model predicting the risk of threatened preterm delivery and to establish the optimal threshold for this risk scoring system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two cohorts were studied: one of singleton pregnancies without preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) and no cervical cerclage (cohort 1) and one of twin pregnancies without PPROM and no cervical cerclage (cohort 2). Patients were included from January 1st 2013 until December 31st 2013 by the Regional Perinatal Network of Ile de France with patients transferred because of threatened preterm delivery at 22 to 32 weeks of gestation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178948/low-ccl17-expression-associates-with-unfavorable-postoperative-prognosis-of-patients-with-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Ying Xiong, Li Liu, Yu Xia, Jiajun Wang, Wei Xi, Qi Bai, Yang Qu, Jiejie Xu, Jianming Guo
BACKGROUND: Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 17 (CCL17) is a chemokine mainly produced by myeloid dendritic cells. It is a ligand for CC chemokine receptor 4 (CCR4) and CC chemokine receptor 8 (CCR8). The aim of this study was to investigate prognostic values of CCL17 expression in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). METHODS: The study included 286 patients with ccRCC. CCL17 expression was analyzed by immunohistochemistry on tissue microarrays. Prognostic values of CCL17 expression and patients' clinical outcomes were evaluated...
February 8, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178676/lymph-node-status-in-different-molecular-subtype-of-breast-cancer-triple-negative-tumours-are-more-likely-lymph-node-negative
#17
Ning Liu, Zhigang Yang, Xiaozhen Liu, Yun Niu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between different molecular subtype(MST) and the axillary lymph nodal(ALN) status. METHODS: A total of 528 female patients with primary breast cancer were collected. Survival estimates were calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method, univariate and multivariate logistic regression models. RESULTS: Triple negative and Luminal A breast cancers were more frequently node-negative(N0) when compared to Luminal B and Her-2 positive cancers (77...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176960/pseudophakic-astigmatism-reduction-with-femtosecond-laser-assisted-corneal-arcuate-incisions-a-pilot-study
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Clayton Blehm, Richard Potvin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Verion-LenSx guided arcuate incision technique to reduce refractive astigmatism in a pseudophakic population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective single-arm study was conducted in which one or both eyes of subjects required reduction of 1.0-2.0 D of refractive astigmatism after previous cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange. The surgeon used the refractive cylinder in the eye and the Woodcock astigmatism nomogram for preoperative planning, while the LenSx femtosecond laser with the Verion Image Guided System was used to create all arcuate incisions...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169973/fecal-calprotectin-and-eosinophil-derived-neurotoxin-in-healthy-children-between-0-12-years
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María Roca, Ana Rodriguez Varela, Ester Donat, Francisco Cano, David Hervas, Ana Armisen, Maria Jose Vaya, Anders Sjölander, Carmen Ribes-Koninckx
OBJECTIVES: In young children, the use of fecal calprotectin (fCP) as a biomarker is limited because reference values have not been widely accepted up to now. Moreover, reference values for fecal eosinophil-derived neurotoxin (fEDN) in children have not been established. The aim of this study was to investigate fCP and fEDN levels in young healthy children in order to establish reference values. METHODS: Stool samples were obtained from healthy children aged 0 to 12 years...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169042/nomogram-based-overall-survival-prediction-in-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-oligo-metastatic-lung-disease
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S Tanadini-Lang, J Rieber, A R Filippi, M M Fode, J Streblow, S Adebahr, N Andratschke, O Blanck, J Boda-Heggemann, M Duma, M J Eble, I Ernst, M Flentje, S Gerum, P Hass, C Henkenberens, G Hildebrandt, D Imhoff, H Kahl, N D Klass, R Krempien, F Lohaus, C Petersen, E Schrade, T G Wendt, A Wittig, M Høyer, U Ricardi, F Sterzing, M Guckenberger
BACKGROUND: Radical local treatment of pulmonary metastases is practiced with increasing frequency due to acknowledgment and better understanding of oligo-metastatic disease. This study aimed to develop a nomogram predicting overall survival (OS) after stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for pulmonary metastases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multi-institutional database of 670 patients treated with SBRT for pulmonary metastases was used as training cohort. Cox regression analysis with bidirectional variable elimination was performed to identify factors to be included into the nomogram model to predict 2-year OS...
February 3, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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