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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547525/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-trastuzumab-docetaxel-and-carboplatin-administered-every-3%C3%A2-weeks-for-japanese-women-with-her2-positive-primary-breast-cancer-efficacy-and-safety
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Ikuko Sugitani, Shigeto Ueda, Takashi Sakurai, Takashi Shigekawa, Eiko Hirokawa, Hiroko Shimada, Hideki Takeuchi, Kazuo Matsuura, Misono Misumi, Nobuko Fujiuchi, Takao Takahashi, Takahiro Hasebe, Akihiko Osaki, Toshiaki Saeki
BACKGROUND: This phase II neoadjuvant study evaluated the efficacy and safety of a triweekly regimen of docetaxel and carboplatin in combination with trastuzumab (TCbH) in Japanese women with human epidermal growth factor receptor type2 (HER2)-positive primary breast cancer. METHODS: Patients with HER2-positive, stage I-III invasive breast cancer received six courses of trastuzumab (8 mg/kg loading dose, then 6 mg/kg, day 1), docetaxel (75 mg/m(2), day 1), and carboplatin (area under the curve: 6, day 1) every 3 weeks...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546302/considerations-and-controversies-in-managing-chronic-kidney-disease-an-update
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REVIEW
Lalita Prasad-Reddy, Diana Isaacs, Alexander Kantorovich
PURPOSE: Current considerations and controversies surrounding the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are reviewed. SUMMARY: Patients diagnosed with CKD require a unique clinical approach to prevent medication toxicities and ensure appropriate management of disease-progressing comorbidities, and they require attention to commonly occurring complications that may affect disease control and impact quality of life, including anemia and CKD-bone-mineral disorder (CKD-BMD)...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545671/trypanosuppresive-effects-of-ellagic-acid-and-amelioration-of-the-trypanosome-associated-pathological-features-coupled-with-inhibitory-effects-on-trypanosomal-sialidase-in-vitro-and-in-silico
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Raphael Aminu, Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim, Md Atiar Rahman, Raju Dash, Ismaila Alhaji Umar
BACKGROUND: The search for novel antitrypanosomal agents had previously led to the isolation of ellagic acid as a bioactive antitrypanosomal compound using in vitro studies. However, it is not known whether this compound will elicit antitrypanosomal activity in in vivo condition which is usually the next step in the drug discovery process. PURPOSE: Herein, we investigated the in vivo activity of ellagic acid against bloodstream form of Trypanosoma congolense and its ameliorative effects on trypanosome-induced anemia and organ damage as well as inhibitory effects on trypanosomal sialidase...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545482/a-plea-to-provide-best-evidence-in-trials-under-sample-size-restrictions-the-example-of-pioglitazone-to-resolve-leukoplakia-and-erythroplakia-in-fanconi-anemia-patients
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Florian Lasch, Kristina Weber, Mwe Mwe Chao, Armin Koch
In planning a clinical trial for demonstrating the efficacy of pioglitazone to resolve leukoplakia and erythroplakia in Fanconi anemia patients we had to discuss the need for a randomized controlled trial particularly under sample-size restrictions as very promising results were available from a single-arm clinical trial. Unfortunately, at a later stage, we had to suffer from the fact that single-arm clinical trials may sometimes mislead. When revisiting our planning at a later stage of a grant application, results of a randomized controlled trial had become available which were less impressive, but may still be of clinical interest...
May 25, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545410/combined-proximal-tubulopathy-crystal-storing-histiocytosis-and-cast-nephropathy-in-a-patient-with-light-chain-multiple-myeloma
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Chung-Kuan Wu, An-Hang Yang, Hung-Chih Lai, Bing-Shi Lin
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of myeloma, a plasma dyscrasia, often results from the workup of unexplained renal disease. Persistent renal failure in myeloma is commonly caused by tubular nephropathy due to circulating immunoglobulins and free light chains. Myeloma cast nephropathy is characterized by crystalline precipitates of monoclonal light chains within distal tubules. Immunoglobulin crystallization rarely occurs intracellularly, within proximal tubular cells (light chain proximal tubulopathy) and interstitial histiocytes (crystal-storing histiocytosis)...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545381/prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-visible-oral-lesions-in-patients-with-fanconi-anemia-at-risk-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Eunike Velleuer, Ralf Dietrich, Amy Frohnmayer, Natalia Pomjanski, Laura E Hays, Stefan Biesterfeld
Fanconi anemia is a genetic bone marrow failure syndrome, variably associated with congenital anomalies and a sharply increased risk for epithelial malignancies. During the past 20 years, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has dramatically improved survival. However, compared to the general population, FA patients are at greatly increased risk, and at a much younger age, for squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of the oral cavity, esophagus and the anogenital region. The relative risk and age of onset appears to negatively correlate with HSCT in FA patients...
May 24, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545085/splicing-factor-sf3b1k700e-mutant-dysregulates-erythroid-differentiation-via-aberrant-alternative-splicing-of-transcription-factor-tal1
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Shuiling Jin, Hairui Su, Ngoc-Tung Tran, Jing Song, Sydney S Lu, Ying Li, Suming Huang, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Yanyan Liu, Xinyang Zhao
More than 60% of myeloid dysplasia syndrome (MDS) contains mutations in genes encoding for splicing factors such as SF3B1, U2AF, SRSF2 and ZRSR2. Mutations in SF3B1 are associated with 80% cases of refractory anemia with ring sideroblast (RARS), a subtype of MDS. SF3B1K700E is the most frequently mutated site among mutations on SF3B1. Yet the molecular mechanisms on how mutations of splicing factors lead to defective erythropoiesis are not clear. SF3B1K700E mutant binds to an RNA binding protein, RBM15, stronger than the wild type SF3B1 protein in co-immunoprecipitation assays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545069/behavioral-alterations-are-associated-with-vitamin-b12-deficiency-in-the-transcobalamin-receptor-cd320-ko-mouse
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Kaveri Arora, Jeffrey M Sequeira, Alejandro I Hernández, Juan M Alarcon, Edward V Quadros
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency is prevalent worldwide and causes megaloblastic anemia and neurologic deficits. While the anemia can be treated, the neurologic deficits can become refractive to treatment as the disease progresses. Therefore, timely intervention is critical for a favorable outcome. Moreover, the metabolic basis for the neuro-pathologic changes and the role of cobalamin deficiency in the pathology still remains unexplained. Using a transcobalamin receptor / CD320 knockout mouse that lacks the receptor for cellular uptake of transcobalamin bound cobalamin, we aimed to determine whether cobalamin deficiency in the central nervous system produced functional neurologic deficits in the mouse that would parallel those observed in humans...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544907/micrornas-that-affect-the-fanconi-anemia-brca-pathway-are-downregulated-in-imatinib-resistant-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-patients-without-detectable-bcr-abl-kinase-domain-mutations
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E Yap, Z A Norziha, A Simbun, N R Tumian, S K Cheong, C F Leong, C L Wong
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients who do not achieve landmark responses following treatment with imatinib mesylate (IM) are considered IM-resistant. Although IM-resistance can be due to BCR-ABL kinase domain (KD) mutations, many IM-resistant patients do not have detectable BCR-ABL KD mutations. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short non-coding RNAs that control gene expression. To investigate the role of miRNAs in IM-resistance, we recruited 8 chronic phase CML patients with IM-resistance who tested negative for BCR-ABL KD mutations and 2 healthy normal controls...
May 18, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544277/use-of-a-vascular-closure-device-during-percutaneous-arterial-access-in-a-dog-with-impaired-hemostasis
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Brian A Scansen, Caitlin M Hokanson, Steven G Friedenberg, Hooman Khabiri
OBJECTIVE: To report the use of a vascular closure device (VCD) to provide rapid arterial hemostasis following percutaneous femoral arterial catheterization and diagnostic angiography in a thrombocytopenic and coagulopathic dog. CASE SUMMARY: A 6-year-old female spayed Kai Ken Tora dog presented after vehicular trauma. The dog was diagnosed with traumatic pneumothorax, degloving wounds of the right antebrachium, subcutaneous hemorrhage within the axillary tissues of the left thoracic limb, and anemia and thrombocytopenia secondary to acute hemorrhage...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544166/clinical-features-of-extremely-elderly-patients-with-heart-failure
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Tetsuro Yokokawa, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yuki Kanno, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Tomofumi Misaka, Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Takayoshi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Kunii, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Shu-Ichi Saitoh, Yasuchika Takeishi
AIM: To investigate the clinical features of heart failure in extremely elderly patients. METHODS: We analyzed 1163 consecutive hospitalized heart failure patients. The patients were divided into an extremely elderly group (≥85 years-of-age, n = 88) and a non-extremely elderly group (<85 years-of-age, n = 1075). RESULTS: The extremely elderly group had higher rates of hypertension, chronic kidney disease, anemia, higher systolic blood pressure and lower body mass index, and lower use of β-blockers and anticoagulants compared with the non-extremely elderly group...
May 21, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543356/pre-fibrotic-early-primary-myelofibrosis-vs-who-defined-essential-thrombocythemia-the-impact-of-minor-clinical-diagnostic-criteria-on-the-outcome-of-the-disease
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Georg Jeryczynski, Juergen Thiele, Bettina Gisslinger, Albert Wölfler, Martin Schalling, Andreas Gleiß, Sonja Burgstaller, Veronika Buxhofer-Ausch, Thamer Sliwa, Ernst Schlögl, Klaus Geissler, Maria-Theresa Krauth, Alexander Nader, Michael Vesely, Ingrid Simonitsch-Klupp, Leonhard Müllauer, Christine Beham-Schmid, Heinz Gisslinger
The 2016 revised WHO criteria for the diagnosis of pre-fibrotic/early primary myelofibrosis (pre-PMF) require at least one of the following four borderline expressed minor clinical criteria: anemia, leukocytosis, elevated lactate dehydrogenase and splenomegaly. In this study, we evaluated the relative frequency of these four criteria in a group of 170 pre-PMF patients and compared them to 225 ET cases. More than 91% of pre-PMF cases showed one or more of these features required for diagnosis, by contrast with only 48...
May 20, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543275/the-role-of-itpa-and-ribavirin-transporter-genes-polymorphisms-in-prediction-of-ribavirin-induced-anemia-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-egyptian-patients
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Ehab S El Desoky, Alaa T Abdelhafez, Jessica Cusato, Sherif I Kamel, Abeer M R Hussein, Amedeo De Nicolo, Giovanni Di Perri, Antonio D'Avolio
Few data are available concerning the roles of polymorphisms of inosine triphosphatase (ITPA) gene and ribavirin (RBV) transporter genes in the prediction of RBV-induced anemia among Egyptians with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Genotyping of 3 ITPA gene variants and 2 variants of RBV transporter genes has been performed in 123 patients under pegylated interferon-α/ribavirin treatment. The baseline hemoglobin and ITPA rs1127354 CA/AA have been found as predictors of anemia at 4, 8 and 12 weeks of RBV therapy. In addition, ITPA rs7270101 AC/CC and age predicted anemia after 12 weeks of therapy...
May 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543044/quantification-of-body-iron-and-iron-absorption-in-the-reds-ii-donor-iron-status-evaluation-rise-study
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Joseph E Kiss, Rebecca J Birch, Whitney R Steele, David J Wright, Ritchard G Cable
BACKGROUND: Repeated blood donation alters the iron balance of blood donors. We quantified these effects by analyzing changes in body iron as well as calculating iron absorbed per day for donors enrolled in a prospective study. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: For 1308 donors who completed a final study visit, we calculated total body iron at the enrollment and final visits and the change in total body iron over the course of the study. Taking into account iron lost from blood donations during the study and obligate losses, we also calculated the average amount of iron absorbed per day...
May 19, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542880/suicidal-death-of-erythrocytes-in-cancer-and-its-chemotherapy-a-potential-target-in-the-treatment-of-tumor-associated-anemia
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REVIEW
Elisabeth Lang, Rosi Bissinger, Syed M Qadri, Florian Lang
In analogy to apoptosis of nucleated cells, erythrocytes may enter eryptosis characterized by cell shrinkage and cell membrane scrambling. Eryptotic erythrocytes are rapidly cleared from circulating blood and may adhere to the vascular wall. Stimulation of eryptosis thus impairs microcirculation and leads to anemia as soon as the loss of erythrocytes cannot be fully compensated by enhanced erythropoiesis. Signaling stimulating eryptosis includes increase of cytosolic Ca(2+) -activity, ceramide, caspases, calpain, p38-kinase, protein-kinase C, Janus-activated kinase 3, casein-kinase 1α, and cyclin-dependent kinase 4...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542469/biophysical-markers-of-the-peripheral-vasoconstriction-response-to-pain-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Patjanaporn Chalacheva, Maha Khaleel, John Sunwoo, Payal Shah, Jon A Detterich, Roberta M Kato, Wanwara Thuptimdang, Herbert J Meiselman, Richard Sposto, Jennie Tsao, John C Wood, Lonnie Zeltzer, Thomas D Coates, Michael C K Khoo
Painful vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC), a complication of sickle cell disease (SCD), occurs when sickled red blood cells obstruct flow in the microvasculature. We postulated that exaggerated sympathetically mediated vasoconstriction, endothelial dysfunction and the synergistic interaction between these two factors act together to reduce microvascular flow, promoting regional vaso-occlusions, setting the stage for VOC. We previously found that SCD subjects had stronger vasoconstriction response to pulses of heat-induced pain compared to controls but the relative degrees to which autonomic dysregulation, peripheral vascular dysfunction and their interaction are present in SCD remain unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542307/the-mouse-char10-locus-regulates-severity-of-pyruvate-kinase-deficiency-and-susceptibility-to-malaria
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Aurélie Laroque, Gundula Min-Oo, Mifong Tam, Prem Ponka, Mary M Stevenson, Philippe Gros
Pyruvate kinase (PKLR) deficiency protects mice and humans against blood-stage malaria. Although mouse strain AcB62 carries a malaria-protective PklrI90N genetic mutation, it is phenotypically susceptible to blood stage malaria induced by infection with Plasmodium chabaudi AS, suggesting a genetic modifier of the PklrI90N protective effect. Linkage analysis in a F2 cross between AcB62 (PklrI90N) and another PK deficient strain CBA/Pk (PklrG338D) maps this modifier (designated Char10) to chromosome 9 (LOD = 10...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541807/surgical-site-infection-research-opportunities
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Kamal M F Itani, E Patchen Dellinger, John Mazuski, Joseph Solomkin, George Allen, Joan C Blanchard, Rachel Kelz, Sandra I Berríos-Torres
Much has been done to identify measures and modify risk factors to decrease the rate of surgical site infection (SSI). Development of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core recommendations for the prevention of SSI revealed evidence gaps in six areas: Parenteral antimicrobial prophylaxis, glycemic control, normothermia, oxygenation, antiseptic prophylaxis, and non-parenteral antimicrobial prophylaxis. Using a modified Delphi process, seven SSI content experts identified nutritional status, smoking, obesity, surgical technique, and anemia as additional areas for SSI prevention research...
May 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541630/universal-tolerance-of-nab-paclitaxel-for-gynecologic-malignancies-in-patients-with-prior-taxane-hypersensitivity-reactions
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Kathryn Maurer, Chad Michener, Haider Mahdi, Peter G Rose
OBJECTIVE: To report on the incidence of nab-paclitaxel hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs) in patients with prior taxane HSR. METHODS: From 2005 to 2015, all patients who received nab-paclitaxel for a gynecologic malignancy were identified. Chart abstraction included pathology, prior therapy, indication for nab-paclitaxel, dosing, response, toxicities including any HSR, and reason for discontinuation of nab-paclitaxel therapy. RESULTS: We identified 37 patients with gynecologic malignancies with a history of paclitaxel HSR who received nab-paclitaxel...
July 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540993/administration-of-a-high-dose-erythropoietin-stimulating-agent-in-hemodialysis-patients-is-associated-with-late-arteriovenous-fistula-failure
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Hye Yun Jeong, Eun Jung Ko, Sang Hoon Kim, Mi Jung Lee, Hye Jeong Cho, Dong Ho Yang, So Young Lee
PURPOSE: Investigating the risk of vascular access failure is critical for maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. Erythropoietin stimulating agents (ESA) typically used for anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD) may also stimulate neointimal hyperplasia, which is the most important factor in late arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure. The aim of this study was to investigate whether ESA treatment is associated with late AVF failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The late AVF failure group comprised 51 patients who underwent percutaneous intervention or surgery for fistula revision after successful use for at least three months...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
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