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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425751/development-of-red-blood-cell-autoantibodies-following-treatment-with-checkpoint-inhibitors-a-new-class-of-anti-neoplastic-immunotherapeutic-agents-associated-with-immune-dysregulation
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Laura L Cooling, John Sherbeck, Jonathon C Mowers, Sheri L Hugan
Ipilimumab, nivolumab, and pembrolizumab represent a new class of immunotherapeutic drugs for treating patients with advanced cancer. Known as checkpoint inhibitors, these drugs act to upregulate the cellular and humoral immune response to tumor antigens by inhibiting T-cell autoregulation. As a consequence, they can be associated with immune-related adverse events (irAEs) due to loss of self-tolerance, including rare cases of immune-related cytopenias. We performed a retrospective clinical chart review, including serologic, hematology, and chemistry laboratory results, of two patients who developed red blood cell (RBC) autoantibodies during treatment with a checkpoint inhibitor...
January 2017: Immunohematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424766/the-need-for-hematology-nurse-education-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-community-case-study-in-tanzania
#2
Julie M Buser
Hematology-related diseases, such as anemia, malaria, sickle cell disease (SCD), and blood cancers, have differing rates of survival between high-income and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Nurses in LMICs have an unmet need for specialty training and education to address hematology and hemato-oncology disorders. A gap in the literature exists about hematology nurse education and clinical service demands in LMICs. This community case study documents a collaborative hematology and basic hemato-oncology education program to sustainably strengthen nurse capacity at a national referral hospital and university in Tanzania...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419299/pregnancy-and-labor-complications-in-female-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-the-british-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Raoul C Reulen, Chloe J Bright, David L Winter, Miranda M Fidler, Kwok Wong, Joyeeta Guha, Julie S Kelly, Clare Frobisher, Angela B Edgar, Roderick Skinner, W Hamish B Wallace, Mike M Hawkins
Background: Female survivors of childhood cancer treated with abdominal radiotherapy who manage to conceive are at risk of delivering premature and low-birthweight offspring, but little is known about whether abdominal radiotherapy may also be associated with additional complications during pregnancy and labor. We investigated the risk of developing pregnancy and labor complications among female survivors of childhood cancer in the British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (BCCSS). Methods: Pregnancy and labor complications were identified by linking the BCCSS cohort (n = 17 980) to the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for England...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418910/erythropoietin-drives-breast-cancer-progression-by-activation-of-its-receptor-epor
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Ka Kui Chan, Kyle B Matchett, Jonathan A Coulter, Hiu-Fung Yuen, Cian M McCrudden, Shu-Dong Zhang, Gareth W Irwin, Matthew A Davidson, Thomas Rülicke, Sophie Schober, Ludger Hengst, Heidelinde Jaekel, Angela Platt-Higgins, Philip S Rudland, Ken I Mills, Perry Maxwell, Mohamed El-Tanani, Terence R Lappin
Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Anemia is common in breast cancer patients and can be treated with blood transfusions or with recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) to stimulate red blood cell production. Clinical studies have indicated decreased survival in some groups of cancer patients treated with EPO. Numerous tumor cells express the EPO receptor (EPOR), posing a risk that EPO treatment would enhance tumor growth, but the mechanisms involved in breast tumor progression are poorly understood...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391437/oral-sucrosomial-iron-versus-intravenous-iron-in-anemic-cancer-patients-without-iron-deficiency-receiving-darbepoetin-alfa-a-pilot-study
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Antonino Mafodda, D Giuffrida, A Prestifilippo, D Azzarello, R Giannicola, M Mare, R Maisano
PURPOSE: Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are often used in treatment of patients with chemotherapy-induced anemia. Many studies have demonstrated an improved hemoglobin (Hb) response when ESA is combined with intravenous iron supplementation and a higher effectiveness of intravenous iron over traditional oral iron formulations. A new formulation of oral sucrosomial iron featuring an increased bioavailability compared to traditional oral formulations has recently become available and could provide a valid alternative to those by intravenous (IV) route...
April 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380304/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-heart-failure-patients-with-specific-comorbidities
#6
Massimo F Piepoli, Ugo Corrà, Piergiuseppe Agostoni
Exercise capacity is one of the most powerful predicting factors of life expectancy, both in patients with and without cardiac disease. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing provides a global assessment of the integrative exercise responses involving the pulmonary, cardiovascular, hematopoietic, neuropsychological, and skeletal muscle systems, which are not adequately reflected through the measurement of individual organ system function. This relatively noninvasive, dynamic, physiologic overview allows the evaluation of both submaximal and peak exercise responses, providing the physician with relevant information for clinical decision making...
April 5, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352153/development-of-erythropoietin-receptor-targeted-drug-delivery-system-against-breast-cancer-using-tamoxifen-loaded-nanostructured-lipid-carriers
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Chaw Yee Beh, Chee Wun How, Jhi Biau Foo, Jia Ning Foong, Gayathri Thevi Selvarajah, Abdullah Rasedee
Tamoxifen (TAM) has been used in the treatment of breast cancers and is supplemented with erythropoietin (EPO) to alleviate the cancer-related anemia. The purported deleterious effects caused by the use of EPO with chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of cancer-related anemia vary across studies and remain controversial. The use of nanoparticles as a drug delivery system has the potential to improve the specificity of anticancer drugs. In this study, we simultaneously incorporated two pharmacological active ingredients in one nanocarrier to develop EPO-conjugated TAM-loaded lipid nanoparticles (EPO-TAMNLC), a targeted delivery system, to enhance the cytotoxic activity while reducing the side effects of the ingredients...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345833/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-low-dose-versus-conventional-dose-chemotherapy-for-malignant-tumors-a-meta-analysis-of-6-randomized-controlled-trials
#8
Xianhe Xie, Yupeng Wu, Shuimei Luo, Haitao Yang, Lina Li, Sijing Zhou, Ruifen Shen, Heng Lin
Low-dose chemotherapy has emerged as a new strategy for control of cancer. However, there is a controversy as to whether low-dose chemotherapy is an effective way to manage many human malignancies. To shed light on this controversy, we performed a meta-analysis of relative merits between low-dose and conventional-dose chemotherapy in different carcinomas. Studies published before February 29, 2016 were reviewed for the meta-analysis and selected according to defined criteria. The effect levels of low-dose chemotherapy regarding overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS) and severe adverse events (SAEs) (Grade≥3) were calculated as risk ratios (ORs) or adjusted hazard ratios (HRs)...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342130/laparoscopic-proximal-gastrectomy-with-double-tract-reconstruction-is-superior-to-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-for-proximal-early-gastric-cancer
#9
Do Hyun Jung, Yoontaek Lee, Dong Wook Kim, Young Suk Park, Sang-Hoon Ahn, Do Joong Park, Hyung-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic proximal gastrectomy (LPG) with double tract reconstruction (DTR) is known to reduce reflux symptoms, which is a major concern after proximal gastrectomy. The aim of this study is to compare retrospectively the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing LPG with DTR with those treated by laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG). METHODS: Ninety-two and 156 patients undergoing LPG with DTR and LTG for proximal stage I gastric cancer were retrospectively analyzed for short- and long-term clinical outcomes...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338216/the-diversified-function-and-potential-therapy-of-ectopic-olfactory-receptors-in-non-olfactory-tissues
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REVIEW
Zhe Chen, Hong Zhao, Nian Fu, Linxi Chen
Olfactory receptors (ORs) are mainly distributed in olfactory neurons and play a key role in detecting volatile odorants, eventually resulting in the production of smell perception. Recently, it is also reported that ORs are expressed in non-olfactory tissues including heart, lung, sperm, skin and cancerous tissues. Interestingly, ectopic ORs are associated with the development of diseases in non-olfactory tissues. For instance, ectopic ORs initiate the hypoxic ventilatory responses and maintain the oxygen homeostasis of breathing in the carotid body when oxygen levels decline...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321252/prevalence-of-anemia-among-older-adults-residing-in-the-coastal-and-andes-mountains-in-ecuador-results-of-the-sabe-survey
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Carlos H Orces
Objectives. To estimate the prevalence of anemia and its determinants among older adults in Ecuador. Methods. The present study was based on data from the National Survey of Health, Wellbeing, and Aging. Hemoglobin concentrations were adjusted by participants' smoking status and altitude of residence, and anemia was defined according to the World Health Organization criteria (<12 g/dL in women and <13 g/dL in men). Gender-specific logistic regression models were used to examine the association between demographic and health characteristics and anemia...
2017: Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318212/multiple-myeloma-diagnosis-and-treatment
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Thomas C Michels, Keith E Petersen
Multiple myeloma accounts for 1.6% of all cancer cases and approximately 10% of hematologic malignancies in the United States. In 2015, an estimated 28,850 new cases of multiple myeloma were diagnosed in the United States, and the disease caused more than 11,000 deaths. Patients older than 65 years account for 85% of those diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and there is a twofold increased incidence in blacks compared with whites. Patients may present with bone pain or with symptoms that are often nonspecific, such as nausea, vomiting, malaise, weakness, recurrent infections, and weight loss...
March 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277871/meta-analysis-of-pemetrexed-plus-carboplatin-doublet-safety-profile-in-first-line-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-studies
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Isamu Okamoto, Wolfgang H W Schuette, Thomas E Stinchcombe, José Rodrigues-Pereira, Belén San Antonio, Jian Chen, Jingyi Liu, William J John, Ralph G Zinner
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis compared safety profiles (selected drug-related treatment-emergent adverse events [TEAEs]) of first-line pemetrexed plus carboplatin (PCb) area under the concentration-time curve 5 mg/min•mL (PCb5) or 6 mg/min•mL (PCb6), two widely used regimens in clinical practice for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS: All patients received pemetrexed 500 mg/m(2) every 21 days with either of two carboplatin doses for up to 4-6 cycles...
May 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254828/telomere-driven-diseases-and-telomere-targeting-therapies
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REVIEW
Paula Martínez, Maria A Blasco
Telomeres, the protective ends of linear chromosomes, shorten throughout an individual's lifetime. Telomere shortening is proposed to be a primary molecular cause of aging. Short telomeres block the proliferative capacity of stem cells, affecting their potential to regenerate tissues, and trigger the development of age-associated diseases. Mutations in telomere maintenance genes are associated with pathologies referred to as telomere syndromes, including Hoyeraal-Hreidarsson syndrome, dyskeratosis congenita, pulmonary fibrosis, aplastic anemia, and liver fibrosis...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242752/phase-i-dose-escalation-2-part-trial-of-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-inhibitor-talazoparib-in-patients-with-advanced-germline-brca1-2-mutations-and-selected-sporadic-cancers
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Johann de Bono, Ramesh K Ramanathan, Lida Mina, Rashmi Chugh, John Glaspy, Saeed Rafii, Stan Kaye, Jasgit Sachdev, John Heymach, David C Smith, Joshua W Henshaw, Ashleigh Herriott, Miranda Patterson, Nicola J Curtin, Lauren Averett Byers, Zev A Wainberg
Talazoparib inhibits poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) catalytic activity, trapping PARP1 on damaged DNA and causing cell death in BRCA1/2-mutated cells. We evaluated talazoparib therapy in this 2-part, phase I, first-in-human trial. Antitumor activity, maximum tolerated dose (MTD), pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of once-daily talazoparib were determined in an open-label, multicenter, dose-escalation study (NCT01286987). The MTD was 1.0 mg/day, with an elimination half-life of 50 hours. Treatment-related adverse events included fatigue (26/71 patients; 37%) and anemia (25/71 patients; 35%)...
February 27, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241279/thiazolidinediones-and-advanced-liver-fibrosis-in-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-a-meta-analysis
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Giovanni Musso, Maurizio Cassader, Elena Paschetta, Roberto Gambino
Importance: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is projected to be the leading cause of liver transplantation by 2020. Advanced fibrosis (stage F3-F4) on liver biopsy independently predicts all-cause and liver-related mortality in NASH. There are no known efficacious treatments for advanced fibrosis related to NASH. Thiazolidinedione therapy has been extensively evaluated in NASH, and new randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of its efficacy have been completed. Objective: To synthesize the evidence about the association of thiazolidinedione therapy with advanced liver fibrosis in NASH...
February 27, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240735/universal-expositions-physics-chemistry-and-new-occupational-diseases-the-case-of-marie-sklodowska-curie-and-radium-girls
#17
Silvana Salerno
BACKGROUND: Radium discovery by Marie and Pierre Curies caused previously unknown diseases. Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) suffered from radiations effects, as did girls in the radium dial watches factories. Therapeutic effects of radium were soon discovered, its unhealthy effects were as yet unheard of. OBJECTIVES: Analysis of Marie Sklodowska Curie (Marie) and radium girls occupational exposure, taking scientific debate on radium dangerous effects into account...
February 15, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238078/phase-i-study-of-pazopanib-plus-th-302-in-advanced-solid-tumors
#18
Richard F Riedel, Kellen L Meadows, Paula H Lee, Michael A Morse, Hope E Uronis, Gerard C Blobe, Daniel J George, Jeffrey Crawford, Donna Niedzwiecki, Christel N Rushing, Christy C Arrowood, Herbert I Hurwitz
PURPOSE: To define the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), recommended phase II dose (RPTD), and assess safety and tolerability for the combination of pazopanib plus TH-302, an investigational hypoxia-activated prodrug (HAP), in adult patients with advanced solid tumors. METHODS: This was an open-label, non-randomized, single-center, phase I trial consisting 2 stages. Stage 1 was a standard "3 + 3" dose escalation design to determine safety and the RPTD for TH-302 plus pazopanib combination...
February 25, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236984/a-randomized-phase-ii-study-of-ly2510924-and-carboplatin-etoposide-versus-carboplatin-etoposide-in-extensive-disease-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ravi Salgia, John R Stille, R Waide Weaver, Michael McCleod, Oday Hamid, John Polzer, Stephanie Roberson, Amy Flynt, David R Spigel
OBJECTIVES: This multicenter, open-label, randomized phase II study evaluated the efficacy and safety of LY2510924 (LY) added to first-line standard of care (SOC) chemotherapy for extensive-disease small cell lung cancer (ED-SCLC) and explored the predictive value of C-X-C motif receptor 4 (CXCR4) tumor response. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with treatment-naïve ED-SCLC were randomized (1:1) to receive up to six 21-day cycles of carboplatin/etoposide alone (SOC) or in combination with 20mg LY2510924 administered subcutaneously on days 1-7 of each cycle (LY+SOC)...
March 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220143/venous-thromboembolism-in-children-with-cancer-and-blood-disorders
#20
REVIEW
Richard H Ko, Courtney D Thornburg
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in children is multifactorial and most often related to a combination of inherited and acquired thrombophilias. Children with cancer and blood disorders are often at risk for VTE due to disease-related factors such as inflammation and abnormal blood flow and treatment-related factors such as central venous catheters and surgery. We will review risk factors for VTE in children with leukemia, lymphoma, and solid tumors. We will also review risk factors for VTE in children with blood disorders with specific focus on sickle cell anemia and hemophilia...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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