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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819430/importance-of-maintaining-body-weight-for-prevention-of-distant-metastasis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-an-alternative-workflow-for-cancer-risk-assessment
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Wenna Zhang, Yupei Chen, Lei Chen, Xu Liu, Ying Sun, Yanming Li, Jun Ma
Purpose: To design an alternative workflow for cancer-risk assessment to predict distant metastasis (DM) of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Methods: We enrolled 234 patients with non-disseminated NPC and a family history of cancer who underwent intensity-modulated radiotherapy and concurrent chemo-radiotherapy with/without induction chemotherapy in our primary cohort. We conducted univariate and multivariate analyses of the associated prognostic factors, built a nomogram model for distant-metastasis-free survival (DMFS), and confirmed the prognostic value of weight-loss ratio (WTratio)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819427/develop-and-validation-a-nomogram-to-predict-the-recurrent-probability-in-patients-with-major-salivary-gland-cancer
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Chang-Hsien Lu, Chien-Ting Liu, Pei-Hung Chang, Chia-Yen Hung, Shau-Hsuan Li, Ta-Sen Yeh, Yung-Shin Hung, Wen-Chi Chou
Objectives: Prediction of recurrent risk in patients with major salivary gland carcinoma (MSGC) after surgical treatment is an important but difficult task because of a broad spectrum of tumor histological subtypes and diverse clinical behaviors. This study aimed to develop and validate a nomogram to predict the recurrent probability in patients with MSGC. Methods: A total of 231 consecutive patients with MSGC received curative-intend surgery between 2002 and 2014 from one medical center were selected as the training set...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805112/casting-doubt-on-the-value-of-assessing-the-cardiac-index-in-pregnancy
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Maya Ram, Anat Lavie, Shaul Lev, Yair Blecher, Uri Amikam, Yael Shulman, Tomer Avnon, Eran Weiner, Ariel Many
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to assess the reliability of the cardiac index (CI) in healthy pregnant women at term by investigating the correlation between the cardiac output (CO) and the body surface area (BSA) using a novel non-invasive cardiography technique (NICaS™). METHODS: Sixty-one healthy, normotensive women with a singleton pregnancy at term (≥37 gestational weeks) participated in this prospective observational study between 1/2015 and 6/2015 L...
August 13, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803252/two-dimensional-echocardiography-estimates-of-fetal-ventricular-mass-throughout-gestation
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Christina Y L Aye, Adam James Lewandowski, Eric O Ohuma, Ross Upton, Alice Packham, Yvonne Kenworthy, Fenella Roseman, Tess Norris, Malid Molloholli, Sikolia Wanyonyi, Aris T Papageorghiou, Paul Leeson
BACKGROUND: Two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound quality has improved in recent years. Quantification of cardiac dimensions is important to screen and monitor certain fetal conditions. We assessed the feasibility and reproducibility of fetal ventricular measures using 2D echocardiography, reported normal ranges in our cohort, and compared estimates to other modalities. METHODS: Mass and end-diastolic volume were estimated by manual contouring in the four-chamber view using TomTec Image Arena 4...
August 12, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803033/the-risk-of-tumour-recurrence-in-patients-undergoing-renal-transplantation-for-end-stage-renal-disease-after-previous-treatment-for-a-urological-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Romain Boissier, Vital Hevia, Harman Max Bruins, Klemens Budde, Arnaldo Figueiredo, Enrique Lledó-García, Jonathon Olsburgh, Heinz Regele, Claire Fraser Taylor, Rhana Hassan Zakri, Cathy Yuhong Yuan, Alberto Breda
CONTEXT: Renal transplantation is the gold standard renal replacement therapy in end-stage renal disease owing to its superior survival and quality of life compared with dialysis. When the potential recipient has a history of cancer, the waiting period before radiotherapy is usually based on the Cincinnati Registry. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review all available evidence on the risk of cancer recurrence in end-stage renal disease patients with a history of urological cancer...
August 9, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802520/an-analysis-of-long-term-ischemic-stroke-risk-in-survivors-of-septicemia
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Chun-An Cheng, Chun-Gu Cheng, Jiuun-Tay Lee, Hung-Che Lin, Cheng-Chung Cheng, Hung-Wen Chiu
INTRODUCTION: Sepsis increases the long-term incidence of ischemic stroke (IS). The chances for long-term IS in patients who are discharged after sepsis are unclear. Our aim was to demonstrate long-term risk chances of IS after septicemia discharge. We used a nomogram to identify those septicemia survivors with the higher risk of developing IS. METHODS: Inpatient data were used from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database, from 2001 to 2003. The event was IS rehospitalization after discharge of septicemia...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801646/a-new-treatment-integrated-prognostic-nomogram-of-the-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-system-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Chia-Yang Hsu, Po-Hong Liu, Cheng-Yuan Hsia, Yun-Hsuan Lee, Teddy S Nagaria, Rheun-Chuan Lee, Shu-Yein Ho, Ming-Chih Hou, Teh-Ia Huo
The nomogram of the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) has accurate outcome prediction. This study aims to propose a treatment-integrated nomogram derived from BCLC for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A total of 3,371 patients were randomly grouped into derivation (n = 2,247) and validation (n = 1,124) sets. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards model was used to generate the nomogram from tumor burden, cirrhosis, performance status (PS) and primary anti-cancer treatments. Concordance indices and calibration plots were used to evaluate the performance of nomogram...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801025/toward-an-mri-based-nomogram-for-the-prediction-of-transperineal-prostate-biopsy-outcome-a-physician-and-patient-decision-tool
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Su-Min Lee, Sidath H Liyanage, Wahyu Wulaningsih, Konrad Wolfe, Thomas Carr, Choudhry Younis, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Rick Popert, Peter Acher
PURPOSE: To develop and internally validate a nomogram using biparametric magnetic resonance imaging (B-MRI)-derived variables for the prediction of prostate cancer at transperineal sector-guided prostate biopsy (TPSB). SUBJECTS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients referred to our institution with raised prostate-specific antigen (PSA), abnormal prostate examination, or persistent suspicion of prostate cancer after previous transrectal biopsy between July 2012 and November 2015 were reviewed from a prospective database...
August 8, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797756/a-prediction-tool-incorporating-the-biomarker-s-100b-for-patient-selection-for-completion-lymph-node-dissection-in-stage-iii-melanoma
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S Damude, K P Wevers, R Murali, S Kruijff, H J Hoekstra, E Bastiaannet
INTRODUCTION: Completion lymph node dissection (CLND) in sentinel node (SN)-positive melanoma patients is accompanied with morbidity, while about 80% yield no additional metastases in non-sentinel nodes (NSNs). A prediction tool for NSN involvement could be of assistance in patient selection for CLND. This study investigated which parameters predict NSN-positivity, and whether the biomarker S-100B improves the accuracy of a prediction model. METHODS: Recorded clinicopathologic factors were tested for their association with NSN-positivity in 110 SN-positive patients who underwent CLND...
July 29, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797449/nomogram-for-risk-prediction-of-malignant-transformation-in-oral-leukoplakia-patients-using-combined-biomarkers
#10
Xianglan Zhang, Ki-Yeol Kim, Zhenlong Zheng, Shadavlonjid Bazarsad, Jin Kim
OBJECTIVE: Squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) are the most common malignancies in the oral mucosa; these carcinomas have been preceded by potentially malignant oral disorders (PMODs), mostly oral leukoplakia (OL). No specific biomarker has been widely accepted for predicting the risk of malignant transformation of PMODs. The aim of this study was to develop an accurate prediction model for the malignant transformation of OL using clinical variables and candidate biomarkers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To achieve this goal, 10 candidate biomarkers that had previously been reported as useful molecules were investigated: P53, Ki-67, P16, β-catenin, c-jun, c-met, insulin like growth factor II mRNA-binding protein (IMP-3), cyclooxygenase (COX-2), podoplanin (PDPN) and carbonic anhydrase 9 (CA9)...
September 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796930/recurrence-associated-gene-signature-optimizes-recurrence-free-survival-prediction-of-colorectal-cancer
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Xianglong Tian, Xiaoqiang Zhu, Tingting Yan, Chenyang Yu, Chaoqin Shen, Ye Hu, Jie Hong, Haoyan Chen, Jing-Yuan Fang
High throughput gene expression profiling has showed great promise in providing insight into molecular mechanisms. Metastasis-related mRNAs may potentially enrich genes with the ability to predict cancer recurrence,therefore we attempted to build a recurrence-associated gene signature to improve prognostic prediction of colorectal cancer (CRC). We identified 2848 differentially expressed mRNAs by analyzing CRC tissues with or without metastasis. For the selection of prognostic genes, a LASSO Cox regression model was employed...
August 10, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796032/nomogram-for-individualized-prediction-of-recurrence-after-postoperative-adjuvant-tace-for-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jiang Jiang, Hao Hu, Rong Liu, Jian Hua Wang, Xiao Ran Long, Jia Fan, Zhi Ping Yan
This study sought to develop an effective and reliable nomogram for predictions of recurrence for postoperative adjuvant transarterial chemoembolization (PA-TACE) in patients with hepatitis B virus-related (HBV) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).The nomogram was established based on data obtained from a retrospective study on 235 consecutive patients with HBV HCC who received PA-TACE as an initial therapy from 2006 to 2010 in our center. Eighty-four patients who were collected at another institution between 01/2008 and 12/2010 served as an external validation set...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780722/validation-and-head-to-head-comparison-of-three-nomograms-predicting-probability-of-lymph-node-invasion-of-prostate-cancer-in-patients-undergoing-extended-and-or-sentinel-lymph-node-dissection
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Nikolaos Grivas, Esther Wit, Corinne Tillier, Erik van Muilekom, Floris Pos, Alexander Winter, Henk van der Poel
PURPOSE: The updated Winter nomogram is the only nomogram predicting lymph node invasion (LNI) in prostate cancer (PCa) patients based on sentinel node (SN) dissection (sLND). The aim of the study was to externally validate the Winter nomogram and examine its performance in patients undergoing extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND), ePLND combined with SN biopsy (SNB) and sLND only. The results were compared with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and updated Briganti nomograms...
August 5, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779965/assessing-the-risk-of-pelvic-and-para-aortic-nodal-involvement-in-apparent-early-stage-ovarian-cancer-a-predictors-and-nomogram-based-analyses
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Giorgio Bogani, Elena Tagliabue, Antonino Ditto, Mauro Signorelli, Fabio Martinelli, Jvan Casarin, Valentina Chiappa, Giulia Dondi, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Cono Scaffa, Chiara Borghi, Luca Montanelli, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of lymph node involvement in early-stage epithelial ovarian cancer in order to assess the prognostic value of lymph node dissection. METHODS: Data of consecutive patients undergoing staging for early-stage epithelial ovarian cancer were retrospectively evaluated. Logistic regression and a nomogram-based analysis were used to assess the risk of lymph node involvement. RESULTS: Overall, 290 patients were included...
August 2, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778070/the-association-between-renal-sinus-fat-area-and-the-progression-free-survival-in-chinese-non-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Haichao Huang, Shi Chen, Wei Yu, Zirong Ye, Wei Li, Jinchun Xing, Xiurong Wu
In this retrospective study, we evaluated the association between renal sinus fat area (RSFA) and survival in 268 Chinese non-metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) patients. Patients with high RSFA exhibited better progression-free survival than those with low RSFA in both univariable (HR: 0.240; 95% CI: 0.119-0.482; p < 0.001) and multivariable (HR: 0.432; 95% CI: 0.369-2.749; p = 0.027) analyses. A propensity-score matched (PSM) analysis using Kaplan-Meier curves confirmed our findings (log-rank test; p = 0...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777690/development-and-validation-of-nomograms-predictive-of-overall-and-progression-free-survival-in-patients-with-oropharyngeal-cancer
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Carole Fakhry, Qiang Zhang, Phuc Felix Nguyen-Tân, David I Rosenthal, Randal S Weber, Louise Lambert, Andy M Trotti, William L Barrett, Wade L Thorstad, Christopher U Jones, Sue S Yom, Stuart J Wong, John A Ridge, Shyam S D Rao, James A Bonner, Eric Vigneault, David Raben, Mahesh R Kudrimoti, Jonathan Harris, Quynh-Thu Le, Maura L Gillison
Purpose Treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is evolving toward risk-based modification of therapeutic intensity, which requires patient-specific estimates of overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS). Methods To develop and validate nomograms for OS and PFS, we used a derivation cohort of 493 patients with OPSCC with known p16 tumor status (surrogate of human papillomavirus) and cigarette smoking history (pack-years) randomly assigned to clinical trials using platinum-based chemoradiotherapy (NRG Oncology Radiation Therapy Oncology Group [RTOG] 0129 and 0522)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774195/description-and-evaluation-of-the-implementation-of-a-weight-based-nurse-driven-heparin-nomogram-in-a-tertiary-academic-medical-center
#17
James W Schurr, Craig A Stevens, Anne Bane, Carol Luppi, Sarah E Culbreth, Amy Leigh Miller, Jean M Connors, Katelyn W Sylvester
Weight-based, nurse-driven heparin nomograms are reported in the medical literature to improve the time it takes to reach a minimum threshold for anticoagulation without compromising patient safety in specific indications or patient populations. This is the first report in the literature of an institution-wide protocol implementation and evaluation of effectiveness with simultaneous transition to an electronic health record. The purpose of implementing this practice change at our institution was to standardize practice, improve time to reach therapeutic anticoagulation, and improve patient safety...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767172/are-nomograms-based-on-free-uroflows-helpful-to-evaluate-urethral-obstruction-in-men
#18
Françoise A Valentini, Peter F W M Rosier, Pierre P Nelson
AIMS: It was demonstrated earlier that reduced maximum flow-rate (Qmax ) during intubated flow (IF) in women may be the consequence of a urethral reflex. Over-estimation of outflow obstruction is the consequence. Our hypothesis, that a similar phenomenon could occur in men, is tested using results of a free uroflow (FF) preceding an IF to eventually correct the Abrams-Griffiths (AG) number. METHODS: Retrospectively, analysis of 441 urodynamic studies of men suspected of bladder outflow obstruction (BOO) was performed...
August 2, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766196/a-validated-nomogram-to-predict-upstaging-of-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-to-invasive-disease
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James W Jakub, Brittany L Murphy, Alexandra B Gonzalez, Amy L Conners, Tara L Henrichsen, Santo Maimone, Michael G Keeney, Sarah A McLaughlin, Barbara A Pockaj, Beiyun Chen, Tashinga Musonza, William S Harmsen, Judy C Boughey, Tina J Hieken, Elizabeth B Habermann, Harsh N Shah, Amy C Degnim
BACKGROUND: Approximately 8-56% of patients with a core needle biopsy (CNB) diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) will be upstaged to invasive disease at the time of excision. Patients with invasive disease are recommended to undergo axillary nodal staging, most often requiring a second operation. We developed and validated a nomogram to preoperatively predict percentage of risk for upstaging to invasive cancer. METHODS: We reviewed 834 cases of DCIS on CNB between January 2004 and October 2014...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764584/sonographic-correlation-of-foetal-neck-circumference-and-area-with-gestational-age-among-pregnant-women-in-port-harcourt-nigeria
#20
Obinna Everistus Abonyi, Charles Ugwoke Eze, Sobechukwu W I Onwuzu
The purpose of this study was to create a reference range nomogram of foetal neck circumference (FNC) and foetal neck area (FNA) in a Nigerian population using polynomial regression models. This cross-sectional study involved 723 pregnant women between 14 and 40 weeks of gestation. Axial measurements of the FNC and FNA were obtained in three measurements and the mean taken as the final value and the 5th, 50th and 95th percentiles for each foetal gestational age (FGA) were calculated. FNC and FNA correlated strongly with FGA, biparietal diameter, abdominal circumference, head circumference, and femoral length...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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