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H Kumon, Y Ariyoshi, K Sasaki, T Sadahira, M Araki, S Ebara, H Yanai, M Watanabe, Y Nasu
As the First-In-Human study of in situ gene therapy using an adenovirus vector carrying the human REIC (reduced expression in immortalized cell)/Dkk-3 gene (Ad-REIC), we conducted neoadjuvant intraprostatic injections in patients with high-risk localized prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP). Patients with recurrence probability of 35% or more within 5 years following RP, as calculated by Kattan's nomogram, were enrolled. Patients received two ultrasound-guided intratumoral injections at 2-week intervals, followed by RP 6 weeks after the second injection...
October 21, 2016: Cancer Gene Therapy
Jianfei Fu, Lunpo Wu, Mengjie Jiang, Dan Li, Ting Jiang, Zhongwu Hong, Fan Wang, Shuguang Li
BACKGROUND: The features related to the prognosis of patients with mucinous breast cancer (MBC) remain controversial. We aimed to explore the prognostic factors of MBC and develop a nomogram for predicting survival outcomes. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database was searched to identify 139611 women with resectable breast cancer from 1990 to 2007. Survival curves were generated using Kaplan-Meier methods. The 5-year and 10-year cancer-specific survival (CSS) rates were calculated using the Life-Table method...
2016: PloS One
Masaki Ogawa, Yoshio Matsuda, Akihito Nakai, Masako Hayashi, Shoji Sato, Shigeki Matsubara
OBJECTIVES: Placental weight (PW) and fetal/placental weight ratio (F/P) have been considered to be useful parameters for understanding the pathophysiology of fetal growth. However, there have been no standard data on PW and F/P in Asian populations. This study was conducted to establish nomograms of PW and F/P in the Japanese population and to clarify characteristics of PW and F/P in this population. STUDY DESIGN: Included in the study were 79,590 Japanese cases: 58,871 vaginal and 20,719 cesarean deliveries at obstetrical facilities (2001-2002) and registered to the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Database...
October 5, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
N Carluer, C Lauvernet, D Noll, R Munoz-Carpena
When used in addition to environmentally friendly cultural practices, buffer zones can limit the water transfer of pollutants, in particular pesticides, towards water resources. The choice of the buffer zones' type and positioning, considering water pathways and flow components, is crucial. When this choice has been performed, buffer zones dimensions must still be optimized, according to the environment characteristics, which strongly influence their effectiveness. This article presents a method and its associated tools, including VFSMOD model, which aim at optimizing vegetative buffer zones (VFS) sizes, by simulating their transfer mitigation effectiveness...
October 13, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
Stacy Loeb, Sanghyuk S Shin, Dennis L Broyles, John T Wei, Martin Sanda, George Klee, Alan W Partin, Lori Sokoll, Daniel W Chan, Chris H Bangma, Ron H N van Schaik, Kevin M Slawin, Leonard S Marks, William J Catalona
OBJECTIVE: To examine the use of the Prostate Health Index (phi)* as a continuous variable in multivariable risk assessment for aggressive prostate cancer in a large multicenter US study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population included 728 men with PSA levels of 2-10 ng/mL and negative digital rectal examination enrolled in a prospective, multi-site early detection trial. The primary endpoint was aggressive prostate cancer, defined as biopsy Gleason score ≥7...
October 15, 2016: BJU International
Long-Hai Feng, Hui Dong, Wan-Yee Lau, Hua Yu, Yu-Yao Zhu, Yun Zhao, Yu-Xi Lin, Jia Chen, Meng-Chao Wu, Wen-Ming Cong
PURPOSE: To propose a novel histopathological classification system for microvascular invasion (MVI) and to establish nomograms to predict postoperative survival and early tumor recurrence in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after R0 liver resection. METHODS: The clinicopathological and follow-up data of 686 consecutive patients with HCC who underwent R0 liver resection in our hospital between December 2009 and April 2010 were retrospectively reviewed...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Chih-Cheng Lai, Chin-Ming Chen, Shyh-Ren Chiang, Wei-Lun Liu, Shih-Feng Weng, Mei-I Sung, Shu-Chen Hsing, Kuo-Chen Cheng
The aim of this study was to establish predictors for successfully planned extubation, which can be followed by medical personnel. The patients who were admitted to the adult intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital and met the following criteria between January 2005 and December 2014 were collected retrospectively: intubation > 48 hours; and candidate for extubation. The patient characteristics, including disease severity, rapid shallow breath index (RSBI), maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), maximal expiratory pressure (MEP), cuff leak test (CLT) before extubation, and outcome, were recorded...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Sharon Perlman, Dani Lotan, Benjamin Dekel, Zvi Kivilevitch, Yinon Hazan, Reuven Achiron, Yinon Gilboa
OBJECTIVE: To create nomograms of fetal renal compensatory growth in cases of unilateral renal agenesis. METHODS: A retrospective study of fetuses with isolated unilateral renal agenesis diagnosed prenatally, and confirmed post-natal was performed. RESULTS: Seventy four fetuses with isolated solitary kidney were included in the study. A total of one hundred thirty four measurements of the kidney's length were performed. Ninety five of them were studied longitudinally (2-6 measurements each)...
October 12, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
Olga A Lavryk, Allan E Siperstein
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism (1°HP) has become more complex, as fewer patients present with classic phenotype of concomitant elevation of calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH). In addition, the distinction between normal versus abnormal patients is challenging, with an increasing number of patients with 1°HP, who have calcium and/or PTH values within the "reference" range. Patients with "inappropriately" elevated PTH values relative to their serum calcium are considered to have 1°HP...
October 12, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Hye Won Lee, Sang Hoon Ahn
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Applying the same strategies for antiviral therapy and HCC surveillance to all chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients would be a burden worldwide. To properly manage CHB patients, it is necessary to identify and classify the risk for HCC development in such patients. Several HCC risk scores based on risk factors such as cirrhosis, age, male gender, and high viral load have been used, and have negative predictive values of ≥ 95%...
October 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Kristen A O'Brien, Steve Mok
BACKGROUND: Dosing vancomycin to achieve target concentrations of 15 to 20 mg/L has been recommended for select infections. To date, few vancomycin nomograms designed to target these higher concentrations have been published, and only one has been published in North America. Based on the success of this nomogram in developing empiric vancomycin regimens that achieve higher target trough concentrations with low rates of nephrotoxicity, a vancomycin nomogram targeting concentrations of 15 to 20 mg/L was developed and implemented at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown...
November 2015: Hospital Pharmacy
Jing Zhou, Lu Ke, Dongliang Yang, Yizhe Chen, Gang Li, Zhihui Tong, Weiqin Li, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: Splanchnic venous thrombosis (SVT) is a relatively rare but important complication of necrotizing acute pancreatitis (NAP). Clinical manifestations and severity of this complication in different patients vary greatly, ranging from mild abdominal discomfort even asymptomatic to lethal gastrorrhagia or hepatic failure. The aim of the present study was to develop a model to predict the clinical manifestations of SVT in NAP patients. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) of Jinling Hospital...
October 3, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Andrea Necchi, Guru Sonpavde, Salvatore Lo Vullo, Daniele Giardiello, Aristotelis Bamias, Simon J Crabb, Lauren C Harshman, Joaquim Bellmunt, Ugo De Giorgi, Cora N Sternberg, Linda Cerbone, Sylvain Ladoire, Yu-Ning Wong, Evan Y Yu, Simon Chowdhury, Gunter Niegisch, Sandy Srinivas, Ulka N Vaishampayan, Sumanta K Pal, Neeraj Agarwal, Ajjai Alva, Jack Baniel, Ali-Reza Golshayan, Rafael Morales-Barrera, Daniel W Bowles, Matthew I Milowsky, Christine Theodore, Dominik R Berthold, Gedske Daugaard, Srikala S Sridhar, Thomas Powles, Jonathan E Rosenberg, Matthew D Galsky, Luigi Mariani
BACKGROUND: The available prognostic models for overall survival (OS) in patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC) have been derived from clinical trial populations of cisplatin-treated patients. OBJECTIVE: To develop a new model based on real-world patients. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Individual patient-level data from 29 centers were collected, including metastatic UC and first-line cisplatin- or carboplatin-based chemotherapy administered between January 2006 and January 2011...
October 8, 2016: European Urology
Vanya Van Belle, Ben Van Calster, Sabine Van Huffel, Johan A K Suykens, Paulo Lisboa
PROBLEM SETTING: Support vector machines (SVMs) are very popular tools for classification, regression and other problems. Due to the large choice of kernels they can be applied with, a large variety of data can be analysed using these tools. Machine learning thanks its popularity to the good performance of the resulting models. However, interpreting the models is far from obvious, especially when non-linear kernels are used. Hence, the methods are used as black boxes. As a consequence, the use of SVMs is less supported in areas where interpretability is important and where people are held responsible for the decisions made by models...
2016: PloS One
Yang Qu, Li Liu, Jiajun Wang, Wei Xi, Yu Xia, Qi Bai, Ying Xiong, Qilai Long, Jiejie Xu, Jianming Guo
BACKGROUND: Disruptor of telomeric silencing 1-like (Dot1l), a histone methyltransferase that targets the histone H3 lysine 79 (H3K79), has been reported that its high expression is associated with various cancers, while the association between Dot1l expression and clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is still unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 282 patients with ccRCC undergoing nephrectomy from a single institution between 2005 and 2007, with a median follow-up of 99 months...
October 5, 2016: Oncotarget
Christian Grønhøj Larsen, David H Jensen, Amanda-Louise Fenger Carlander, Katalin Kiss, Luise Andersen, Caroline Holkmann Olsen, Elo Andersen, Emilie Garnæs, Finn Cilius, Lena Specht, Christian von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: No study has combined tumour and clinical covariates for survival to construct an individual risk-profile for overall survival (OS), time to progression (TTP), and survival after progression (SAP) in patients with HPV+ and HPV- oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Based on the largest-to-date, unselected, population-based cohort of patients diagnosed with OPSCC, we performed a comprehensive analysis of long-term OS, TTP, and SAP and constructed novel nomograms to evaluate patients' prognoses...
September 29, 2016: Oncotarget
Cenk Gezer, Atalay Ekin, Naciye Sinem Gezer, Ulas Solmaz, Mehmet Ozeren
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of the cerebellum and vermis is one of the integral parts of the fetal cranial anomaly screening. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to create a nomogram for fetal vermis measurements between 17 and 30 gestational weeks. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on 171 volunteer pregnant women between March 2013 and December 2014. Measurements of the fetal cerebellar vermis diameters in the sagittal plane were performed by two-dimensional transabdominal ultrasonography...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
Yosuke Hirasawa, Jun Nakashima, Daisuke Yunaiyama, Toru Sugihara, Tatsuo Gondo, Yoshihiro Nakagami, Yutaka Horiguchi, Yoshio Ohno, Kazunori Namiki, Makoto Ohori, Koichi Tokuuye, Masaaki Tachibana
PURPOSE: To investigate the prognostic significance of sarcopenia on long-term outcomes in patients with bladder cancer after radical cystectomy (RC). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 136 patients undergoing RC for urothelial carcinoma at our institution. Prognostic impact of the preoperative clinical, laboratory, and radiologic parameters were evaluated by Cox proportional hazard model analyses, and a nomogram was developed to predict cancer-specific survival (CSS) after RC...
October 3, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Ji-Feng Feng, Xun Yang, Sheng Chen, Qiang Zhao, Qi-Xun Chen
Background: Plasma D-dimer is closely related to prognosis in several cancers. The aim of the current study was to determine the prognostic value of plasma D-dimer in patients with resectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Methods: A total of 337 patients with resectable ESCC were enrolled in this retrospective study. The 5-year cancer-specific survival (CSS) was calculated by Kaplan-Meier method. Cox regression analyses were performed to evaluate the prognostic factors. A nomogram model was also performed to predict the cancer prognosis...
2016: Journal of Cancer
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