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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733270/evaluating-a-web-based-coaching-program-using-electronic-health-records-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-china-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lan Wang, Lin He, Yanxia Tao, Li Sun, Hong Zheng, Yashu Zheng, Yuehao Shen, Suyan Liu, Yue Zhao, Yaogang Wang
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is now the fourth leading cause of death in the world, and it continues to increase in developing countries. The World Health Organization expects COPD to be the third most common cause of death in the world by 2020. Effective and continuous postdischarge care can help patients to maintain good health. The use of electronic health records (EHRs) as an element of community health care is new technology in China. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate a Web-based coaching program using EHRs for physical function and health-related quality of life for patients with COPD in China...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733221/incidence-predictors-and-outcomes-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-outpatients-with-cirrhosis
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Salvatore Piano, Marta Tonon, Elia Vettore, Marialuisa Stanco, Chiara Pilutti, Antonietta Romano, Sara Mareso, Carmine Gambino, Alessandra Brocca, Antonietta Sticca, Silvano Fasolato, Paolo Angeli
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is the most life-threatening complication of cirrhosis. Prevalence and outcomes of ACLF have been recently described in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. However, no data is currently available on the prevalence and the risk factors of ACLF in outpatients with cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate incidence, predictors and outcomes of ACLF in a large cohort of outpatients with cirrhosis. METHODS: 466 patients with cirrhosis consecutively evaluated in a tertiary hospital outpatient clinic were included and followed up until death and/or liver transplantation for a mean of 45±44 months...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733107/mortality-trends-for-tuberculosis-in-european-union-countries-2000-2010
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Moad J Al-Rahamneh, Anas Al-Rahamneh, Francisco Guillén-Grima, Alberto Arnedo-Pena, Inés Aguinaga-Ontoso
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to update and analyze tuberculosis (TB) mortality data in the European Union between 2000 and 2010 separately for men and women and try to detect if there have been any changes in trends in each country and the association with the economic situation and inequalities. METHODS: Data were extracted for tuberculosis deaths in 2000-2010 for 29 European Union countries and for Switzerland, via the World Health Organization (WHO) European detailed mortality database (DMDB), using the Mortality tabulation list 1 (MTL1) codes for men and women separately for one age group (20-85+)...
July 18, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732383/radiation-alters-pd-l1-nkg2d-ligand-levels-in-lung-cancer-cells-and-leads-to-immune-escape-from-nk-cell-cytotoxicity-via-il-6-mek-erk-signaling-pathway
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Ming Jing Shen, Li Jun Xu, Li Yang, Ying Tsai, Peter C Keng, Yongbing Chen, Soo Ok Lee, Yuhchyau Chen
We investigated whether radiation influences the susceptibility of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells to NK cell mediated cytotoxicity. We found radiation treatment increased expression of programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1), but decreased NK group 2, member D (NKG2D) ligand expressions in A549 and H157 NSCLC cells. Both types of changes would have protected tumor cells from the cytotoxic action of NK cells. Consistently, we detected similar alteration in these molecules in radioresistant A549R26-1 and H157R24-1 subline cells...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730266/-malignant-melanoma-current-status
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REVIEW
J K Winkler, K Buder-Bakhaya, A Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss, A Enk, J C Hassel
CLINICAL ISSUE: The incidence of malignant melanoma is continuously increasing. The prognosis of metastatic disease is still limited. STANDARD TREATMENT: Until a few years ago palliative chemotherapy with a limited response rate was the standard treatment for metastatic melanoma. TREATMENT INNOVATIONS: Immunotherapy and targeted therapy provide new treatment options. Immune checkpoint inhibitors have significantly improved the prognosis. DIAGNOSTIC WORK-UP: Regional lymph node sonography, computed tomography (CT) of the neck, chest and abdomen and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are routinely used...
July 20, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730140/current-advances-in-checkpoint-inhibitors-lessons-from-non-central-nervous-system-cancers-and-potential-for-glioblastoma
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Natasha Lakin, Robert Rulach, Stefan Nowicki, Kathreena M Kurian
The adaptive immune system depends on the sequence of antigen presentation, activation, and then inhibition to mount a proportionate response to a threat. Tumors evade the immune response partly by suppressing T-cell activity using immune checkpoints. The use of cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4), programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), and programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) antibodies counteract this suppression, thereby enhancing the antitumor activity of the immune system. This approach has proven efficacy in melanoma, renal cancer, and lung cancer...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729608/programmed-death-one-homolog-maintains-the-pool-size-of-regulatory-t-cells-by-promoting-their-differentiation-and-stability
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Qi Wang, Jianwei He, Dallas B Flies, Liqun Luo, Lieping Chen
Programmed death one homolog (PD-1H) is an immunoglobulin superfamily molecule and primarily acts as a coinhibitor in the initiation of T cell response to antigens. Here, we report that genetic ablation of PD-1H in mice blocks the differentiation of naive T cells to Foxp3(+) inducible Treg cells (iTreg) with a significant decrease of iTreg in lymphoid organs. This effect of PD-1H is highly specific for iTreg because both naturally generated iTreg in gut-related tissues and in vitro induced iTreg by TGF-β were decreased whereas the genesis of natural Treg (nTreg) remains normal...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729155/incidence-mortality-and-causes-of-death-in-physician-diagnosed-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-in-korea-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Hyun Jung Kim, Kyoung Hoon Kim, Hoo Jae Hann, Seungjin Han, Yuri Kim, Sang Hyuk Lee, Dong Sook Kim, Hyeong Sik Ahn
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the epidemiological features of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) in Korea at a national level, including the incidence, mortality, and causes of death. METHODS: We used a national, population-based registry database called the Rare Intractable Disease Registration Program from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service to obtain pSS patient data for the period between 2010 and 2014. pSS was diagnosed by a physician based on uniform criteria...
March 8, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728976/effect-of-alkylaminophenols-on-growth-inhibition-and-apoptosis-of-bone-cancer-cells
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Phuong Doan, Tien Nguyen, Olli Yli-Harja, Nuno R Candeias, Meenakshisundaram Kandhavelu
In this work, we report the anticancer properties of a series of 11 chemically synthesized alkylaminophenols against human osteosarcoma U2OS tumor cell line. Several assays including cytotoxicity, inhibitor kinetic study, cell migration, Annexin-V/PI double staining, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and caspase 3/7 assays were conducted on this cell line. Cytotoxic 2-((3,4-dihydroquinolin-1(2H)-yl)(p-tolyl)methyl)phenol was determined to have an IC50 value of 36.6μM against U2OS cells and it also inhibits the cell growth in time-dependent manner...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728868/pdl1-expression-in-desmoplastic-melanoma-is-associated-with-tumor-aggressiveness-and-progression
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Stefan Kraft, Maria-Teresa Fernandez-Figueras, Nina A Richarz, Keith T Flaherty, Mai P Hoang
BACKGROUND: The prognostic role of programmed death ligand 1 (PDL1), CD8, and forkhead box p3 (FoxP3) expression in desmoplastic melanomas is unclear. METHODS: We correlated PDL1, p53, and Ki-67 expression with CD8(+) and FoxP3(+) immune infiltrates with clinicopathologic variables and patient outcomes in a series of 66 desmoplastic melanomas. RESULTS: Tumoral PDL1 expression (≥25%), which was seen in 21% of patients (14 of 66), significantly correlated with mixed histology, tumor thickness, mitoses, recurrence, and metastasis...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728856/achaete-scute-complex-homologue-2-accelerates-the-development-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-like-disease-in-the-nod-shiltj-mouse
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Sung-Min Kim, Jeong-Eun Kwon, Jin-Sil Park, Hyeon-Beom Seo, Kyung-Ah Jung, Young-Mee Moon, Jennifer Lee, Seung-Ki Kwok, Mi-La Cho, Sung-Hwan Park
Achaete-scute complex homologue 2 (Ascl2) has been reported to induce the differentiation and activation of follicular helper T (TFH) cells, which are essential for development of Sjögren's syndrome (SS). This study examined whether Ascl2 plays a role in the development of SS. NOD/ShiLtJ mice were injected with an Ascl2-overexpression vector, and the infiltration of lymphocytes into salivary and lacrimal glands was assessed. The expression of inflammatory cytokines and chemoattractants for T or B cells was measured...
July 17, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728742/a-clinical-score-model-to-predict-lethal-events-in-young-patients-%C3%A2-19-years-with-the-brugada-syndrome
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M Cecilia Gonzalez Corcia, Juan Sieira, Gudrun Pappaert, Carlo de Asmundis, Gian Battista Chierchia, Andrea Sarkozy, Pedro Brugada
Risk stratification in Brugada syndrome in young patients remains challenging. We investigated the clinical characteristics, prognosis, and risk in young patients with the Brugada syndrome. We studied 95 patients with the Brugada syndrome aged ≤19 years. The median age at diagnosis was 12.9 years. The clinical presentation was sudden cardiac death in 7% and syncope in 21%. The remaining 72% were asymptomatic at diagnosis. Electrical abnormalities were present in 36%, including spontaneous type I electrocardiogram (12%), sinus node dysfunction (9%), atrioventricular block (17%), intraventricular conduction delay (16%), and atrial arrhythmias (8%)...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727766/clinical-implications-of-the-novel-cytokine-il-38-expressed-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-possible-association-with-pd-l1-expression
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Kazuki Takada, Tatsuro Okamoto, Masaki Tominaga, Koji Teraishi, Takaki Akamine, Shinkichi Takamori, Masakazu Katsura, Gouji Toyokawa, Fumihiro Shoji, Masaki Okamoto, Yoshinao Oda, Tomoaki Hoshino, Yoshihiko Maehara
Interleukin (IL)-38, a novel member of the IL-1 cytokine family, is homologous to IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) and IL-36Ra, and has been reported to act as an antagonist. IL-38 expression is found in tonsil, placenta, and spleen, and recent studies suggest an association between IL-38 and autoimmune diseases. However, whether IL-38 plays a role in carcinogenesis or cancer growth is unclear. In the present study, we identified increases in IL-38 expression by immunohistochemistry in multiple types of cancer cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727682/racial-and-ethnic-differences-in-homicides-of-adult-women-and-the-role-of-intimate-partner-violence-united-states-2003-2014
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Emiko Petrosky, Janet M Blair, Carter J Betz, Katherine A Fowler, Shane P D Jack, Bridget H Lyons
Homicide is one of the leading causes of death for women aged ≤44 years.* In 2015, homicide caused the death of 3,519 girls and women in the United States. Rates of female homicide vary by race/ethnicity (1), and nearly half of victims are killed by a current or former male intimate partner (2). To inform homicide and intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention efforts, CDC analyzed homicide data from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) among 10,018 women aged ≥18 years in 18 states during 2003-2014...
July 21, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727473/delay-in-initiation-of-treatment-after-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-primary-health-care-setting-eight-year-cohort-analysis-from-district-faridabad-haryana-north-india
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Shashi Kant, Arvind K Singh, Giridara G Parmeshwaran, Partha Haldar, Sumit Malhotra, Ravneet Kaur
INTRODUCTION: Delay in initiation of tuberculosis (TB) treatment may have a tremendous impact on disease transmission, development of drug resistance, poor outcome and overall survival of TB patients. The delay can occur at various levels. Delay in initiation of treatment after diagnosis is mostly due to health system failure and has immense programmatic implications. It has not been studied extensively in the Indian setting. METHODS: The authors did a cohort analysis of all TB patients initiated on treatment from two primary health centres (PHCs) at Ballabgarh Health and Demographic Surveillance System between January 2007 and December 2014...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725430/acute-interstitial-nephritis-after-sequential-ipilumumab-nivolumab-therapy-of-metastatic-melanoma
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Lea Bottlaender, Anne-Laure Breton, Louis de Laforcade, Frederique Dijoud, Luc Thomas, Stephane Dalle
BACKGROUND: The anti-Programmed Death receptor 1 (anti-PD-1) antibodies nivolumab and pembrolizumab are new treatments in metastatic melanoma. Immunotherapies are best known to be responsible for thrombotic microangiopathy. However, immune interstitial nephritis has been described in a patient treated by nivolumab and ipilimumab concomitantly, and three cases of granulomatous interstitial nephritis have been reported with ipilimumab monotherapy. We report herein a case of acute interstitial immune nephritis in a patient treated with nivolumab after ipilimumab for pulmonary metastatic melanoma...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724891/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-alpha-is-involved-in-rip-induced-necroptosis-caused-by-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-ischemic-brain-injury
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Xiao-Sa Yang, Tai-Long Yi, Sai Zhang, Zhong-Wei Xu, Ze-Qi Yu, Hong-Tao Sun, Cheng Yang, Yue Tu, Shi-Xiang Cheng
Necroptosis, a novel type of programmed cell death, is involved in stroke-induced ischemic brain injury. Although studies have sought to explore the mechanisms of necroptosis, its signaling pathway has not yet to be completely elucidated. Thus, we used oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) and middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) models mimicking ischemic stroke (IS) conditions to investigate mechanisms of necroptosis. We found that OGD and MCAO induced cell death, local brain ischemia and neurological deficit, while zVAD-fmk (zVAD, an apoptotic inhibitor), GSK'872 (a receptor interacting protein kinase-3 (RIP3) inhibitor), and combined treatment alleviated cell death and ischemic brain injury...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724802/partially-exhausted-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-predict-response-to-combination-immunotherapy
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Kimberly Loo, Katy K Tsai, Kelly Mahuron, Jacqueline Liu, Mariela L Pauli, Priscila M Sandoval, Adi Nosrati, James Lee, Lawrence Chen, Jimmy Hwang, Lauren S Levine, Matthew F Krummel, Alain P Algazi, Michael D Alvarado, Michael D Rosenblum, Adil I Daud
BACKGROUND: Programmed death 1 (PD-1) inhibition activates partially exhausted cytotoxic T lymphocytes (peCTLs) and induces tumor regression. We previously showed that the peCTL fraction predicts response to anti-PD-1 monotherapy. Here, we sought to correlate peCTL and regulatory T lymphocyte (Treg) levels with response to combination immunotherapy, and with demographic/disease characteristics, in metastatic melanoma patients. METHODS: Pretreatment melanoma samples underwent multiparameter flow cytometric analysis...
July 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724531/the-tobacco-free-village-program-helping-rural-areas-implement-and-achieve-goals-of-tobacco-control-policies-in-india
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Nilesh Chatterjee, Deepak Patil, Rajashree Kadam, Genevie Fernandes
India has 274 million tobacco users and a tobacco use prevalence of 38% in rural areas. Tobacco consumption causes 1 million deaths and costs the health system nearly US$23 billion annually. Tobacco control policies exist but lack proper implementation. In this article, we review the Tobacco-free Village (TfV) program conducted in Maharashtra state in India and describe its process to help villages in rural India achieve "tobacco-free" status (i.e., the sale and use of tobacco are prohibited by law). We reviewed program documents and conducted 22 qualitative interviews with program staff and village-level stakeholders...
July 19, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723616/prognostic-value-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-in-sarcoma-a-meta-analysis
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Zhenhua Zhu, Zheng Jin, Mei Zhang, Yajun Tang, Guang Yang, Xiaowei Yuan, Jihang Yao, Dahui Sun
BACKGROUND: The prognostic role of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) in sarcoma remains controversial. We performed a meta-analysis so as to investigate the impact of PD-L1 on clinicopathlogical findings and survival outcomes in sarcoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive search in PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library was conducted for relevant studies. The odds ratios or hazard ratios, at 95% confidence intervals were used as measures for investigation of the correlation between PD-L1 expression and clinicopathlogical features or survival outcomes...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
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