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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280852/tantigen-a-comprehensive-database-of-tumor-t-cell-antigens
#1
Lars Rønn Olsen, Songsak Tongchusak, Honghuang Lin, Ellis L Reinherz, Vladimir Brusic, Guang Lan Zhang
Tumor T cell antigens are both diagnostically and therapeutically valuable molecules. A large number of new peptides are examined as potential tumor epitopes each year, yet there is no infrastructure for storing and accessing the results of these experiments. We have retroactively cataloged more than 1000 tumor peptides from 368 different proteins, and implemented a web-accessible infrastructure for storing and accessing these experimental results. All peptides in TANTIGEN are labeled as one of the four categories: (1) peptides measured in vitro to bind the HLA, but not reported to elicit either in vivo or in vitro T cell response, (2) peptides found to bind the HLA and to elicit an in vitro T cell response, (3) peptides shown to elicit in vivo tumor rejection, and (4) peptides processed and naturally presented as defined by physical detection...
March 9, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271565/prostacyclin-does-not-affect-sweating-but-induces-skin-vasodilatation-to-a-greater-extent-in-older-versus-younger-women-roles-of-no-and-kca-channels
#2
Naoto Fujii, Brendan D McNeely, Takeshi Nishiyasu, Glen P Kenny
We previously reported that prostacyclin induces cutaneous vasodilatation, but not sweating, in younger and older men. Further, we demonstrated that nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and calcium-activated potassium (KCa ) channels contribute to the prostacyclin-induced cutaneous vasodilatation in younger men, although these contributions are diminished in older men. Given the effects of ageing may differ between men and women, the above results cannot be simply applied to women. In this study, cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) and sweat rate were evaluated in younger (22 ± 3 years) and older (55 ± 7 years) women (10 per group) at four intradermal forearm skin sites treated with either: (1) lactated Ringers without any drug (Control), (2) 10 mm L-NNA, a non-specific NOS inhibitor, (3) 50 mm tetraethylammonium (TEA), a non-specific KCa channel blocker, or (4) 10 mm L-NNA + 50 mm TEA...
March 7, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261815/the-practice-of-platelet-transfusion-prior-to-central-venous-catheterization-in-presence-of-coagulopathy-a-national-survey-among-clinicians
#3
E K van de Weerdt, A L Peters, E J Goudswaard, J M Binnekade, K P van Lienden, B J Biemond, A P J Vlaar
BACKGROUND: Correction of coagulopathy prior to central venous catheter (CVC) placement is advocated by guidelines, while retrospective studies support restrictive use of transfusion products. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a mixed vignette and questionnaire web survey to investigate current practice and preferences for CVC placement. Clinical vignettes were used to quantify the tendency to administer platelet concentrate. A positive ß-coefficient is in favour of administering platelet concentrate...
March 5, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218354/dialysis-access-infections-and-hospitalisations-in-unplanned-dialysis-start-patients-results-from-the-options-study
#4
Anna Machowska, Mark D Alscher, Satyanarayana Reddy Vanga, Michael Koch, Michael Aarup, Abdul R Qureshi, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Rutherford
INTRODUCTION: Unplanned dialysis start (UPS) associates with worse clinical outcomes, higher utilisation of healthcare resources, lower chances to select dialysis modality and UPS patients typically commenced in-centre haemodialysis (HD) with central venous catheter (CVC). We evaluated patient outcomes and healthcare utilisation depending on initial dialysis access (CVC or PD catheter) and subsequent pathway of UPS patients. METHODS: In this study patient demographics, access procedures, hospitalisations, and major infectious complications were analysed over 12 months in 270 UPS patients...
February 11, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181240/cytochrome-p450-genetic-variations-can-predict-mrna-expression-cyclophosphamide-4-hydroxylation-and-treatment-outcomes-in-chinese-patients-with-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#5
Wenying Shu, Lingyan Chen, Xiaoye Hu, Meimei Zhang, Wensheng Chen, Lei Ma, Xiaoyan Liu, Jianing Huang, Tingyuan Pang, Jia Li, Yu Zhang
To investigate the impact of cytochrome P450 (CYP) genetic polymorphisms CYP2B6, CYP2C19, and CYP3A5 on mRNA expression, cyclophosphamide/4-hydroxycyclophosphamide pharmacokinetics, and treatment outcomes of the R-CHOP regimen (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) in Chinese patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, 567 cases were investigated. Plasma concentrations of cyclophosphamide/4-hydroxycyclophosphamide were determined using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and pharmacokinetic parameters calculated...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124965/-bacteremia-caused-by-ciprofloxacin-resistant-salmonella-serotype-kentucky-a-case-report-and-the-review-of-literature
#6
Tuba Müderris, Fatma Yekta Ürkmez, Şeref Alp Küçüker, Muhammet Fethi Sağlam, Gül Ruhsar Yılmaz, Rahmet Güner, Revasiye Güleşen, Ziya Cibali Açıkgöz
Salmonella infections can be seen in four clinical types, namely gastroenteritis, bacteremia/sepsis, enteric fever and carriage. These infections can result in uncomplicated diarrhea in most cases, but can lead to invasive disease requiring antimicrobial therapy and can be life-threatening in elderly or immunocomprimised patients. Broad-spectrum cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones are crucial options in the treatment of the invasive infections. Ciprofloxacin resistance is rarely seen in non-typhoid Salmonella enterica isolates, and only in S...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104952/pitfalls-in-interpretation-of-fdg-pet-ct-septic-pulmonary-emboli-mimicking-metastases-in-a-case-of-gastric-carcinoma
#7
Harkirat Singh, Aftab Alam, T V S V G K Tilak, Prateek Kinra, Brijesh K Soni
Inflammatory lesions may sometimes show intense tracer uptake and mimic neoplastic lesions on (18) F-fluoro-deoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). We report one such false positive case on FDG PET/CT, where septic pulmonary emboli (SPE) mimicked pulmonary metastases. A 45-year-old man with stomach cancer had an indwelling central venous catheter (CVC) in situ while on neoadjuvant chemotherapy. He underwent FDG PET/CT scan for response assessment and the images revealed multiple, intensely FDG avid, peripheral, lung nodules with feeding vessels, which were suspicious for pulmonary metastases...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086826/offering-patients-therapy-options-in-unplanned-start-options-implementation-of-an-educational-program-is-feasible-and-effective
#8
Anna Machowska, Mark Dominik Alscher, Satyanarayana Reddy Vanga, Michael Koch, Michael Aarup, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Rutherford
BACKGROUND: Patients with unplanned dialysis start (UPS) have worse clinical outcomes than non-UPS patients, and receive peritoneal dialysis (PD) less frequently. In the OPTiONS study of UPS patients, an educational programme (UPS-EP) aiming at improving care of UPS patients by facilitating care pathways and enabling informed choice of dialysis modality was implemented. We here report on impact of UPS-EP on modality choice and clinical outcomes in UPS patients. METHODS: This non-interventional, prospective, multi-center, observational study included 270 UPS patients from 26 centers in 6 European countries (Austria, Germany, Denmark, France, United Kingdom and Sweden) who prior to inclusion presented acutely, or were being followed by nephrologists but required urgent dialysis commencement by an acutely placed CVC or PD catheter...
January 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063456/normal-saline-versus-heparin-for-patency-of-central-venous-catheters-in-adult-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Lei Zhong, Hai-Li Wang, Bo Xu, Yao Yuan, Xin Wang, Ying-Ying Zhang, Li Ji, Zi-Mu Pan, Zhan-Sheng Hu
BACKGROUND: Heparin saline (HS) is theoretically superior to normal saline (NS) for maintaining the patency of central venous catheters (CVCs), but the comparative efficacy of them remains controversial. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the efficacy of NS versus HS in the maintenance of the patency of CVCs in adult patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane library databases. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the use of NS vs...
January 8, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965360/screening-guidelines-for-venous-thromboembolism-risk-in-hospitalized-children-have-low-sensitivity-for-central-venous-catheter-associated-thrombosis
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Asfawossen B Asfaw, Rowena C Punzalan, Ke Yan, Raymond G Hoffmann, Sheila J Hanson
OBJECTIVES: Local pediatric screening guidelines for venous thromboembolism (VTE) are developed from incomplete pediatric data and extrapolated from adult data in which immobility is a major risk factor. We hypothesized that screening guidelines centered on immobility are inadequate for identifying children at risk of central venous catheter (CVC)-associated VTE. METHODS: This retrospective case-control (4:1) study at an academic, quaternary-level, free-standing children's hospital applied screening guidelines for VTE risk to all cases of VTE from July 2012 to April 2014...
January 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899248/unexplained-increases-in-serum-vancomycin-concentration-in-a-morbidly-obese-patient
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REVIEW
Sean P Kane, Scott D Hanes
INTRODUCTION: To report a case of increases in vancomycin concentrations without additional vancomycin doses being given. CASE STUDY: A 64 year-old morbidly obese female received three total doses of vancomycin for surgical prophylaxis and for ventilator-associated pneumonia. Subsequent vancomycin concentrations from the patient's central venous catheter (CVC) demonstrated increasing drug levels from 27.1 to 45.9mcg/mL despite no additional vancomycin being given and proper line flushing prior to sample collection...
April 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878131/extra-luminal-entrapment-of-guide-wire-a-rare-complication-of-central-venous-catheter-placement-in-right-internal-jugular-vein
#12
Md Abu Masud Ansari, Naveen Kumar, Shailesh Kumar, Sarita Kumari
Central venous Catheterization (CVC) is a commonly performed procedure for venous access. It is associated with several complications. We report a rare case of extra luminal entrapment of guide wire during CVC placement in right jugular vein. We report a case of 28 years old female patient presented in our emergency with history of entrapped guide wire in right side of neck during CVC. X-ray showed coiling of guide wire in neck. CT Angiography showed guide wire coursing in between common carotid artery and internal jugular vein (IJV), closely abutting the wall of both vessels...
October 2016: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832392/epidemiology-and-mortality-of-candidemia-both-related-and-unrelated-to-the-central-venous-catheter-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
S Arias, O Denis, I Montesinos, S Cherifi, V Y Miendje Deyi, F Zech
Our objective was to compare mortality, epidemiology, and morbidity in hospitalized patients with candidemia which was both related and unrelated to the central venous catheter (CVC). This was a monocentric, retrospective cohort study of candidemia. The sample consisted of 103 patients with laboratory-confirmed nosocomial candidemia hospitalized between 2006 and 2013 in a tertiary care public hospital. We included 65 (63.1 %) patients (24 in the CVC-positive group, 41 in the CVC-negative group). Demographic data and risk factors were recorded using a structured case report form...
March 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826210/performance-pain-and-quality-of-life-on-use-of-central-venous-catheter-for-management-of-pericardial-effusions-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
#14
Kamran Ghods, Mohammad Reza Razavi, Mohammad Forozeshfard
Different pericardial catheters have been suggested as an effective alternative method for drainage of pericardial effusion. The aim of this study was to determine the performance, pain, and quality of life on use of central venous catheter (CVC) for drainage of pericardial effusion in patients undergoing open heart surgery. Fifty-five patients who had developed pericardial effusion after an open heart surgery (2012-2015) were prospectively assessed. Triple-lumen central catheters were inserted under echocardiographic guidance...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822085/danish-childhood-cancer-registry
#15
REVIEW
Henrik Schrøder, Catherine Rechnitzer, Peder Skov Wehner, Steen Rosthøj, Jens Kjølseth Møller, Birgitte Lausen, Gitte Petersen, Mette Nørgaard
AIM OF DATABASE: The overall aim is to monitor the quality of childhood cancer care in Denmark; to register late effects of treatment; to analyze complications of permanent central venous catheters (CVCs); to study blood stream infections in children with cancer; and to study acute toxicity of high-dose methotrexate infusions in children with leukemia. STUDY POPULATION: All children below 15 years of age at diagnosis living in Denmark diagnosed after January 1, 1985 according to the International Classification of Diseases 10, including diagnoses DC00-DD48...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791256/a-systematic-review-of-management-of-inadvertent-arterial-injury-during-central-venous-catheterisation
#16
Oliver G B Dixon, George E Smith, Daniel Carradice, Ian C Chetter
INTRODUCTION: Central venous catheterisation (CVC) is a technique commonly used to obtain vascular access and over five million CVCs are inserted annually. This systematic review of CVC-related arterial injury aims to compare outcomes reported with different management strategies. METHODS: PRISMA guidelines were followed. A search of Medline, Embase, Central and CINAHL was performed. Results were limited to papers in humans and in English with duplicates removed...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765482/bacteremia-in-nonneutropenic-pediatric-oncology-patients-with-central-venous-catheters-in-the-ed
#17
Risha L Moskalewicz, Leidy L Isenalumhe, Cindy Luu, Choo Phei Wee, Alan L Nager
OBJECTIVE: To examine clinical characteristics associated with bacteremia in febrile nonneutropenic pediatric oncology patients with central venous catheters (CVCs) in the emergency department (ED). BACKGROUND: Fever is the primary reason pediatric oncology patients present to the ED. The literature states that 0.9% to 39% of febrile nonneutropenic oncology patients are bacteremic, yet few studies have investigated infectious risk factors in this population. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study in a pediatric ED, reviewing medical records from 2002 to 2014...
January 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716692/comparison-between-marked-versus-unmarked-introducer-needle-in-real-time-ultrasound-guided-central-vein-cannulation-a-prospective-randomized-study
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Tanmoy Ghatak, Ratender Kumar Singh, Arvind Kumar Baronia
INTRODUCTION: Introducer needle tip is not clearly visible during the real-time ultrasound (US)-guided central vein cannulation (CVC). Blind tip leads to mechanical complications. This study was designed to evaluate whether real-time US-guided CVC with a marked introducer needle is superior to the existing unmarked needle. METHODOLOGY: Sixty-two critically ill patients aged 18-60 years of either sex were included in the study. The patients were randomized into two groups based on whether a marked or unmarked introducer needle was used...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597903/guide-wire-induced-cardiac-tamponade-the-soft-j-tip-is-not-so-benign
#19
Sankalp Dwivedi, Fayez Siddiqui, Milan Patel, Shaun Cardozo
Central venous catheter (CVC) insertion rarely causes cardiac tamponade due to perforation. Although it is a rare complication, it can be lethal if not identified early. We report a case of cardiac tamponade caused by internal jugular (IJ) central venous catheter (CVC) insertion using a soft J-tipped guide wire which is considered safe and rarely implicated with cardiac tamponade. A bedside transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) revealed a pericardial effusion with tamponade. An emergent bedside pericardiocentesis was done revealing bloody fluid and resulted in clinical stabilization...
2016: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578550/brachiocephalic-vein-for-percutaneous-ultrasound-guided-central-line-positioning-in-children-a-20-month-preliminary-experience-with-109-procedures
#20
Stefano Avanzini, Leila Mameli, Nicola Disma, Clelia Zanaboni, Andrea Dato, Giovanni Montobbio, Luigi Montagnini, Michela Bevilacqua, Filomena Pierri, Massimo Conte, Loredana Amoroso, Giovanna Pala, Sara Pestarino, Elio Castagnola, Angelo Claudio Molinari, Concetta Micalizzi, Giuseppe Morreale, Girolamo Mattioli, A Pini Prato
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided (USG) cannulation of the brachiocephalic vein (BCV) is gaining worldwide consensus for central venous access in children. This study reports a 20-month experience with this approach in children. METHODS: All patients who underwent percutaneous USG central venous catheter (CVC) positioning in the BCV between August 2013 and March 2015 have been included. Devices inserted during this period were open-ended, either single or double-lumen tunneled CVC...
February 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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