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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445990/prognostic-value-of-tumor-mutations-in-radically-treated-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Angela Boros, Ludovic Lacroix, Benjamin Lacas, Julien Adam, Jean-Pierre Pignon, Caroline Caramella, David Planchard, Vincent de Montpreville, Eric Deutsch, Antonin Levy, Benjamin Besse, Cécile Le Pechoux
INTRODUCTION: Chemo-radiation is standard treatment in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). The prognostic value of mutations has been poorly explored in this population. RESULTS: Clinical data were collected from 190 patients and mutational profiles were obtained in 78 of them; 58 (74%) were males, 31 (40%) current smokers, 47/31 stage IIIA/IIIB and 40 (51%) adenocarcinoma. The following mutations were identified: EGFR 12% (9/78), KRAS 15% (12/78), BRAF 5% (3/65), PI3KCA 2% (1/57), NRAS 3% (1/32), and ALK+ (FISH) 4% (2/51)...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445957/peripheral-kynurenine-tryptophan-ratio-is-not-a-reliable-marker-of-systemic-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-a-lesson-drawn-from-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Yuanhan Chen, Zhen Xie, Chenggen Xiao, Min Zhang, Zhilian Li, Jianteng Xie, Yusheng Zhang, Xingchen Zhao, Pengfei Zeng, Liyi Mo, Xinling Liang, Wei Shi
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) has emerged as a pivotal enzyme for mediating immune tolerance. Because IDO metabolizes tryptophan into kynurenine, the plasma kynurenine/tryptophan (Kyn/Trp) ratio has been widely used as a marker of systemic IDO. Here, we evaluated the clinical value of using the plasma Kyn/Trp ratio to estimate cell-mediated immune responses to tuberculin skin testing and risk of new bacterial infection. We also compared the Kyn/Trp ratio to a novel IDO marker, the IDO median fluorescence index (MFI) of peripheral blood mononuclear cells, which was determined by flow cytometry...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445865/associations-between-lmo1-gene-polymorphisms-and-wilms-tumor-susceptibility
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Guo-Chang Liu, Zhen-Jian Zhuo, Shi-Bo Zhu, Jinhong Zhu, Wei Jia, Zhang Zhao, Jin-Hua Hu, Jing He, Feng-Hua Wang, Wen Fu
Wilms' tumor is the most common childhood renal malignancy. A genome-wide association study identified LIM domain only 1 (LMO1) as having oncogenic potential. We examined the associations between LMO1 gene polymorphisms and susceptibility to Wilms' tumor. In this hospital-based, case-control study, we recruited 145 children with Wilms' tumor and 531 cancer-free children. Four polymorphisms (rs110419 A>G, rs4758051 G>A, rs10840002 A>G and rs204938 A>G) were genotyped using Taqman methodology. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated to measure the associations between selected polymorphisms and Wilms' tumor susceptibility...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445808/treatment-results-in-children-with-myeloid-leukemia-of-down-syndrome-in-saudi-arabia-a-multicenter-saphos-leukemia-group-study
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Wasil Jastaniah, Abdulrahman Alsultan, Saad Al Daama, Walid Ballourah, Mohammad Bayoumy, Faisal Al-Anzi, Omar Al Shareef, Mohammed Burhan Abrar, Reem Al Sudairy, Ibrahim Al Ghemlas
Despite the high incidence of Down syndrome (DS) in Arab countires, the incidence and outcomes of myeloid leukemia of DS (ML-DS) have not been studied. We evaluated 206 pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients diagnosed between 2005 and 2012 and identified 31 (15%) ML-DS. The incidence of ML-DS was 48 per 100,000 compared to 0.6 per 100,000 for AML in non-DS children. Thus, patients with DS had 80-fold increased risk of ML-DS compared to AML in non-DS children. The median age at diagnosis was 1.8 years, male/female ratio was 1...
April 12, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445803/jetvalve-rapid-manufacturing-of-biohybrid-scaffolds-for-biomimetic-heart-valve-replacement
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Andrew K Capulli, Maximillian Y Emmert, Francesco S Pasqualini, Debora Kehl, Etem Caliskan, Johan U Lind, Sean P Sheehy, Sung Jin Park, Seungkuk Ahn, Benedikt Weber, Josue A Goss, Simon P Hoerstrup, Kevin Kit Parker
Tissue engineered scaffolds have emerged as a promising solution for heart valve replacement because of their potential for regeneration. However, traditional heart valve tissue engineering has relied on resource-intensive, cell-based manufacturing, which increases cost and hinders clinical translation. To overcome these limitations, in situ tissue engineering approaches aim to develop scaffold materials and manufacturing processes that elicit endogenous tissue remodeling and repair. Yet despite recent advances in synthetic materials manufacturing, there remains a lack of cell-free, automated approaches for rapidly producing biomimetic heart valve scaffolds...
April 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445657/aquatic-bird-bornavirus-associated-disease-in-free-living-canada-geese-branta-canadensis-in-the-northeastern-united-states
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Maureen Murray, Jianhua Guo, Ian Tizard, Samuel Jennings, H L Shivaprasad, Susan Payne, Julie C Ellis, Arnaud J Van Wettere, Kathleen M O'Brien
During the winter of 2013-14, 22 Canada geese ( Branta canadensis ) were admitted to the Wildlife Clinic at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University with nonspecific neurologic abnormalities and emaciation. Five of these geese, along with three geese that were submitted dead, were evaluated via histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) for bornaviruses. Histopathologically, six of the eight birds had lymphoplasmacytic encephalitis. One bird, which also had encephalitis, had a dilated esophagus...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445619/mtor-inhibitors-and-risk-for-chronic-antibody-mediated-rejection-after-kidney-transplantation-where-are-we-now
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Philippe Grimbert, Olivier Thaunat
Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) usually starts with generation of donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies (DSA), arising from a B-cell response to antigen recognition. In vitro and preclinical data demonstrate that mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibition attenuates the mTOR-mediated intracellular signaling pathway involved in AMR-related kidney damage. The limited available data from immunological studies in kidney transplant patients, however, have not shown such effects in vivo. In terms of clinical immunosuppression, the overriding influence on rates of de novo DSA (dnDSA) or AMR - regardless of the type of regimen - is patient adherence...
April 26, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445597/taller-height-as-a-risk-factor-for-venous-thromboembolism-a-mendelian-randomization-meta-analysis
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N S Roetker, S M Armasu, J S Pankow, P L Lutsey, W Tang, M A Rosenberg, T M Palmer, R F MacLehose, S R Heckbert, M Cushman, M de Andrade, A R Folsom
BACKGROUND: Taller height is associated with greater risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). OBJECTIVES: We used instrumental variable (IV) techniques (Mendelian randomization) to further explore this relationship METHODS: Participants of European ancestry were included from two cohort studies [Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study and Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS)] and one case-control study [Mayo Clinic VTE Study (Mayo)]. We created two weighted genetic risk scores (GRS) for height; the full GRS included 668 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from a previously published meta-analysis and the restricted GRS included a subset of 362 SNPs not associated with weight independently of height...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445584/chronic-opioid-use-following-surgery-for-oral-cavity-cancer
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John Pang, Kathryn R Tringale, Viridiana J Tapia, William J Moss, Megan E May, Timothy Furnish, Linda Barnachea, Kevin T Brumund, Assuntina G Sacco, Robert A Weisman, Quyen T Nguyen, Jeffrey P Harris, Charles S Coffey, Joseph A Califano
Importance: Opioid misuse and overuse has become an epidemic. Chronic opioid use among oral cavity cancer patients after surgery has not been described. Objectives: To assess the prevalence of chronic opioid use in patients undergoing surgery for oral cavity cancer, and evaluate possible associated clinical factors; and the association between opioid use and survival. Design, Setting, and Participants: For this retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing surgery for oral cavity cancer a consecutive sample of 99 patients between January 1, 2011, and September 30, 2016, were identified through the institutional cancer registry from a single academic center...
April 26, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445559/association-of-us-centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services-hospital-30-day-risk-standardized-readmission-metric-with-care-quality-and-outcomes-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-findings-from-the-national-cardiovascular-data-registry-acute-coronary-treatment
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Ambarish Pandey, Harsh Golwala, Hurst M Hall, Tracy Y Wang, Di Lu, Ying Xian, Karen Chiswell, Karen E Joynt, Abhinav Goyal, Sandeep R Das, Dharam Kumbhani, Howard Julien, Gregg C Fonarow, James A de Lemos
Importance: The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program penalizes hospitals with higher-than-expected risk-adjusted 30-day readmission rates (excess readmission ratio [ERR] > 1) after acute myocardial infarction (MI). However, the association of ERR with MI care processes and outcomes are not well established. Objective: To evaluate the association between ERR for MI with in-hospital process of care measures and 1-year clinical outcomes...
April 26, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445396/mir-103-promotes-proliferation-and-metastasis-by-targeting-klf4-in-gastric-cancer
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Jie Zheng, Yuzhen Liu, Yanchun Qiao, Liying Zhang, Shijun Lu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in the cancer development and progression; overexpression of miR-103 has been identified in various tumors. However, its biological function and regulatory mechanism involved in modulation of human gastric cancer (GC) remain largely unknown. This study aimed to confirm clinical significance of miR-103 and investigate its biological role and underlying mechanism in GC. Real-time quantitative PCR (qRT-PCR) revealed miR-103 was highly expressed in GC tissues and cell lines...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445312/early-progression-of-brain-atrophy-in-patients-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-case-reports
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Hiroshi Kataoka, Nobuhiro Sawa, Yasuyo Tonomura, Satoshi Ueno
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis responds to immunnotherapy, and approximately 80% of patients with this disorder fully recover or have only minor sequelae. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) does not show a specific abnormality, but some patients have progressive cerebral atrophy. The cerebral atrophy can become reversible after clinical improvement. METHODS: We describe 3 patients with diffuse cerebral atrophy (DCA) on serial brain MRI...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445271/identifying-pretreatment-baseline-factors-predictive-of-distant-metastasis-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-after-radiotherapy
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Yu Wang, Guojian Chen
This retrospective study was performed to identify pretreatment baseline factors that could predict the development of distant metastasis (DM) in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC).A cohort of 119 NPC patients undergoing radiotherapy (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) were recruited into the study. Among them, 51 developed DM (DM group) within 3 years after treatment and 68 did not (DM-free group). Various clinicopathological factors were measured before the treatment and analyzed by univariate as well as multivariate analyses for the potential correlation with DM development...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445257/do-inflammatory-markers-predict-prognosis-in-patients-with-synchronous-colorectal-cancer
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Wanbin He, Mingtian Wei, Xuyang Yang, Bingchen Chen, Qingbin Wu, Erliang Zheng, XiangBing Deng, Ziqiang Wang
Systematic inflammatory response markers are considered as the most informative prognostic factors in many types of cancer. However, in synchronous colorectal cancer (synCRC), the prognostic value of inflammatory markers, including prognostic nutritional index (PNI), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), derived neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (d-NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), had rarely been evaluated. Thus, this present study reviewed our consecutive patients with synCRC to investigate the prognostic value of those factors...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445244/outcomes-after-primary-infliximab-treatment-failure-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Sine Buhl, Casper Steenholdt, Maria Rasmussen, Märta K Borghede, Jørn Brynskov, Ole Ø Thomsen, Mark A Ainsworth
BACKGROUND: Primary infliximab treatment failure is common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and represents a challenge to clinicians. Treatment options are limited. This study assessed the prognosis, defined as surgery-free survival, in patients with primary infliximab treatment failure as compared to patients without primary failure (initial responders). Furthermore, this study assessed the specter of medical therapies used after primary infliximab treatment failure along with treatment outcomes...
April 25, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445208/toxic-keratoconjunctivitis
#16
Grace L Paley, Anthony J Lubniewski, James J Reidy, Asim V Farooq
Toxic keratoconjunctivitis (TK) is an underrecognized complication of ophthalmic drug use and various environmental or occupational exposures. A detailed history and clinical examination are important to identify the offending agent(s). Common drug-related causes of TK include preservatives in ophthalmic medications, topical antimicrobials, and topical anesthetics. Alternatives to benzalkonium chloride as well as preservative-free formulations should be considered in patients requiring long-term topical medication...
April 25, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445152/multiplexed-gene-expression-profiling-identifies-the-fgfr4-pathway-as-a-novel-biomarker-in-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
#17
Changhoon Yoo, Jihoon Kang, Deokhoon Kim, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Baek-Yeol Ryoo, Seung-Mo Hong, Jung Jin Hwang, Seong-Yun Jeong, Shin Hwang, Ki-Hun Kim, Young-Joo Lee, Klaus P Hoeflich, Oleg Schmidt-Kittler, Stephen Miller, Eun Kyung Choi
BACKGROUND: The fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) pathway is an essential regulatory component of bile acid synthesis, and its relationship with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been reported. We investigated the gene expression and clinical significance of FGFR4 and related pathways in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA). RESULTS: The median age was 56 years (range 30-78) and 34 patients (74%) were male. Six patients (13%) had hepatitis B virus infection, with or without liver cirrhosis...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445112/tracking-the-evolution-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Mariam Jamal-Hanjani, Gareth A Wilson, Nicholas McGranahan, Nicolai J Birkbak, Thomas B K Watkins, Selvaraju Veeriah, Seema Shafi, Diana H Johnson, Richard Mitter, Rachel Rosenthal, Max Salm, Stuart Horswell, Mickael Escudero, Nik Matthews, Andrew Rowan, Tim Chambers, David A Moore, Samra Turajlic, Hang Xu, Siow-Ming Lee, Martin D Forster, Tanya Ahmad, Crispin T Hiley, Christopher Abbosh, Mary Falzon, Elaine Borg, Teresa Marafioti, David Lawrence, Martin Hayward, Shyam Kolvekar, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Sam M Janes, Ricky Thakrar, Asia Ahmed, Fiona Blackhall, Yvonne Summers, Rajesh Shah, Leena Joseph, Anne M Quinn, Phil A Crosbie, Babu Naidu, Gary Middleton, Gerald Langman, Simon Trotter, Marianne Nicolson, Hardy Remmen, Keith Kerr, Mahendran Chetty, Lesley Gomersall, Dean A Fennell, Apostolos Nakas, Sridhar Rathinam, Girija Anand, Sajid Khan, Peter Russell, Veni Ezhil, Babikir Ismail, Melanie Irvin-Sellers, Vineet Prakash, Jason F Lester, Malgorzata Kornaszewska, Richard Attanoos, Haydn Adams, Helen Davies, Stefan Dentro, Philippe Taniere, Brendan O'Sullivan, Helen L Lowe, John A Hartley, Natasha Iles, Harriet Bell, Yenting Ngai, Jacqui A Shaw, Javier Herrero, Zoltan Szallasi, Roland F Schwarz, Aengus Stewart, Sergio A Quezada, John Le Quesne, Peter Van Loo, Caroline Dive, Allan Hackshaw, Charles Swanton
Background Among patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), data on intratumor heterogeneity and cancer genome evolution have been limited to small retrospective cohorts. We wanted to prospectively investigate intratumor heterogeneity in relation to clinical outcome and to determine the clonal nature of driver events and evolutionary processes in early-stage NSCLC. Methods In this prospective cohort study, we performed multiregion whole-exome sequencing on 100 early-stage NSCLC tumors that had been resected before systemic therapy...
April 26, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444965/serum-free-light-chain-quantitative-assays-dilemma-of-a-biomarker
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Giovanni Cigliana, Francesca Gulli, Cecilia Napodano, Krizia Pocino, Elena De Santis, Luigi Colacicco, Iole Cordone, Laura Conti, Umberto Basile
BACKGROUND: Serum free light chains detection assays are consistently meeting greater interest for the diagnosis and monitoring of monoclonal gammopathies and plasma cell dyscrasias. Nowadays, there are neither standardized methods nor reference material for the determination of free light chains; for this reason, it is important to compare two different assays used in clinical laboratory. METHODS: We evaluated 300 serum samples from patients with B-cell disorders and compared the analytical performances of both assay...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444881/a-three-lncrna-expression-signature-associated-with-the-prognosis-of-gastric-cancer-patients
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Peng Song, Bo Jiang, Zhijian Liu, Jie Ding, Song Liu, Wenxian Guan
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as essential players in gene regulation. An ever-increasing number of lncRNAs has been found to be associated with the biogenesis and prognosis of gastric cancer (GC). We aimed to develop an lncRNA signature with prognostic value for survival outcomes of GC. Using an lncRNA mining approach, we analyzed the lncRNA expression profiles of 492 GC patients from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), which consisted of the GSE62254 set (N = 300) and the GSE15459 set (N = 192)...
April 26, 2017: Cancer Medicine
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