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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454385/neuroendocrine-differentiation-is-predictive-of-poor-survival-in-patients-with-stage-ii-colorectal-cancer
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Yue Liu, Jinjie He, Jinghong Xu, Jun Li, Yurong Jiao, Dikai Bei, Yeting Hu, Haiyan Chen, Qian Xiao, Kefeng Ding
The diagnosis of neuroendocrine differentiation (NED) is made primarily on the basis of ultrastructure and/or immunohistochemistry (IHC). Synaptophysin (Syn) and chromogranin A (CgA) are two important frequently used NED markers in colorectal cancer (CRC). The association between NED and the prognosis of stage II CRC remains controversial. Administration of adjuvant chemotherapy remains challenging for stage II CRC. Identification of reliable factors that improve the selection of patients with stage II CRC at high risk following surgery is of great importance...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454357/expression-regulation-and-function-of-mir-495-in-healthy-and-tumor-tissues
#2
Hongli Chen, Xiaman Wang, Ju Bai, Aili He
MicroRNA-495 (miR-495) is a small non-coding RNA encoded by a gene located on chromosome 14 (14q32.31). Its expression is regulated by the transcription factors EF12 and EF47, in addition to promoter methylation status and the fusion oncoprotein mixed-lineage leukemia-AF9. Previous studies suggest that miR-495 is involved in various developmental, immunological and inflammatory processes in healthy tissue, and in the proliferation, invasion, metastasis and drug resistance of cancer cells. The role miR-495 serves in tumors is controversial...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454242/association-of-elevated-risk-of-pancreatic-cancer-in-diabetic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jiaxin Tan, Yu You, Fei Guo, Jianhua Xu, Haisu Dai, Ping Bie
Pancreatic cancer has a five-year overall survival rate <5%, a situation that has not improved since for 40 years. Diabetes mellitus including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) is a suspected risk factor for the development of pancreatic cancer and nearly 45% of the pancreatic cancer cases are likely to present as new onset diabetes cases; however, the nature of association between T2D and pancreatic cancer is still controversial. In this meta-analysis, we examined the association specifically of T2D with pancreatic cancer and the influence of insulin therapy...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454095/association-between-psca-gene-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-of-cancer-an-updated-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Zhiqiang Qin, Jingyuan Tang, Xiao Li, Yajie Yu, Chuanjie Zhang, Peng Han, Ran Li, Xuping Jiang, Chengdi Yang, Wei Wang, Min Tang, Wei Zhang
Previous studies have investigated the relationships between PSCA rs2294008 C>T and rs2976392 G>A polymorphisms and cancer susceptibility. However, the available findings remained inconsistent and even controversial. Thus, the aim of this meta-analysis was performed to clarify such associations. The online databases PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science searched for relevant studies, covering all the papers published until September 1st, 2016. Data were pooled by odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) to evaluate the strength of such associations...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454083/comparison-of-long-term-outcome-between-hemicolectomy-and-partial-colectomy-in-the-elderly-a-large-population-based-study
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Xu Guan, Hanqing Hu, Wei Chen, Zheng Jiang, Zheng Liu, Zhixun Zhao, Yinggang Chen, Guiyu Wang, Xishan Wang
Due to large progress has been achieved in surgical techniques, anesthesia and perioperative care, it is accepted that the very elderly colon cancer (CC) patient is not contraindication for surgery. However, it is a controversy that an extended or a less aggressive surgical approach should be performed for this population. Here, we identified 28110 CC patients aged ≥80 from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End-Results (SEER) database. The surgical approaches included extended hemicolectomy (HC) and partial colectomy (PC)...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453910/central-nervous-system-disease-in-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Donna L Johnston, Todd A Alonzo, Robert B Gerbing, Richard Aplenc, William G Woods, Soheil Meshinchi, Alan S Gamis
BACKGROUND: The prognostic impact of central nervous system (CNS) involvement in children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has varied in past trials, and controversy exists over the degree of involvement requiring intensified CNS therapy. Two recent Children's Oncology Group protocols, AAML03P1 and AAML0531, directed additional intrathecal (IT) therapy to patients with CNS2 (≤5 white blood cell [WBC] with blasts) or CNS3 (>5 WBC with blasts or CNS symptoms) disease at diagnosis...
April 28, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453744/significance-of-low-mtorc1-activity-in-defining-the-characteristics-of-brain-tumor-stem-cells
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Yi-Peng Han, Atsushi Enomoto, Yukihiro Shiraki, Shen-Qi Wang, Xiaoze Wang, Shinya Toyokuni, Naoya Asai, Kaori Ushida, Hosne Ara, Fumiharu Ohka, Toshihiko Wakabayashi, Jie Ma, Atsushi Natsume, Masahide Takahashi
Background.: The significance of mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) activity in the maintenance of cancer stem cells (CSCs) remains controversial. Previous findings showed that mTORC1 activation depleted the population of leukemia stem cells in leukemia, while maintaining the stemness in pancreatic CSCs. The purpose of this study was to examine the currently unknown role and significance of mTORC1 activity in brain tumor stem cells (BTSCs). Methods.: Basal mTORC1 activity and its kinetics were investigated in BTSC clones isolated from patients with glioblastoma and their differentiated progenies (DIFFs)...
May 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453729/ablation-of-periostin-inhibits-post-infarction-myocardial-regeneration-in-neonatal-mice-mediated-by-the-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-cyclin-d1-signalling-pathway
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Zhenhuan Chen, Jiahe Xie, Huixin Hao, Hairuo Lin, Long Wang, Yingxue Zhang, Lin Chen, Shiping Cao, Xiaobo Huang, Wangjun Liao, Jianping Bin, Yulin Liao
Aims: To resolve the controversy as to whether periostin plays a role in myocardial regeneration after myocardial infarction (MI), we created a neonatal mouse model of MI to investigate the influence of periostin ablation on myocardial regeneration and clarify the underlying mechanisms. Methods and results: Neonatal periostin-knockout mice and their wildtype littermates were subjected to MI or sham surgery. In the wildtype mice after MI, fibrosis was detectable at 3 days and fibrotic tissue was completely replaced by regenerated myocardium at 21 days...
May 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453568/baicalin-inhibits-biofilm-formation-attenuates-the-quorum-sensing-controlled-virulence-and-enhances-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-clearance-in-a-mouse-peritoneal-implant-infection-model
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Jing Luo, Biying Dong, Ke Wang, Shuangqi Cai, Tangjuan Liu, Xiaojing Cheng, Danqing Lei, Yanling Chen, Yanan Li, Jinliang Kong, Yiqiang Chen
The quorum sensing (QS) circuit plays a role in the precise regulation of genes controlling virulence factors and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. QS-controlled biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in clinical settings has remained controversial due to emerging drug resistance; therefore, screening diverse compounds for anti-biofilm or anti-QS activities is important. This study demonstrates the ability of sub-minimum inhibitory concentrations (sub-MICs) of baicalin, an active natural compound extracted from the traditional Chinese medicinal Scutellaria baicalensis, to inhibit the formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms and enhance the bactericidal effects of various conventional antibiotics in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453357/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-mallet-finger-injuries
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Gregory A Lamaris, Michael K Matthew
BACKGROUND: Mallet finger is a common injury of the extensor tendon insertion causing an extension lag of the distal interphalangeal joint. METHODS: We reviewed the most current literature on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of mallet finger injuries focusing on the indications and outcomes of surgical intervention. RESULTS: Nonoperative management has been advocated for almost all mallet finger injuries; however, complex injuries are usually treated surgically...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453304/mold-allergy-is-it-real-and-what-do-we-do-about-it
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Amanda Rudert, Jay Portnoy
Fungi produce substances that contain pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) which bind to pattern recognition receptors, stimulating innate immune responses in humans. They also produce allergens that induce production of specific IgE. Areas Covered: In this review we cover both innate and adaptive immune responses to fungi. Some fungal products can activate both innate and adaptive responses and in doing so, cause an intense and complex health effects...
April 28, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449474/impact-of-lymph-node-management-on-resectable-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Apichat Tantraworasin, Somcharoen Saeteng, Sophon Siwachat, Tawatchai Jiarawasupornchai, Nirush Lertprasertsuke, Sarawut Kongkarnka, Chidchanok Ruengorn, Jayanton Patumanond, Emanuela Taioli, Raja M Flores
BACKGROUND: A surgical lung resection with systematic mediastinal lymph node (LN) dissection is recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guideline. However, the effective number of dissected LNs, stations and positivity is still controversial. The aim of this study is to identify the impact of total numbers, LN stations and positivity of dissected LNs on tumor recurrence and overall death in resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: This prognostic study used a retrospective data collection design...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449321/a-review-of-associated-controversies-surrounding-glucocorticoid-use-in-veterinary-emergency-and-critical-care
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Maya A Aharon, Jennifer E Prittie, Kate Buriko
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature in human and veterinary medicine regarding the indications for, efficacy of, and controversies surrounding glucocorticoid (GC) administration in the emergency and critical care (ECC) setting, and to provide an overview of the most commonly used synthetic GC formulations. MEDICATIONS: Synthetic GCs vary in GC and mineralocorticoid potency, hypothalamic pituitary axis suppression, duration of action, route of administration, and clinical indication for use...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449294/analysis-of-the-prognostic-value-of-bmi-and-the-difference-in-its-impact-according-to-age-and-sex-in-dlbcl-patients
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Yusuke Kanemasa, Tatsu Shimoyama, Yuki Sasaki, Miho Tamura, Takeshi Sawada, Yasushi Omuro, Tsunekazu Hishima, Yoshiharu Maeda
Studies that have evaluated the prognostic value of body mass index (BMI) in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma have recently been reported. However, the impact of BMI on survival outcomes remains controversial. We retrospectively analyzed the data of 406 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients treated with R-CHOP or R-CHOP-like regimens. The number (%) of patients that were categorized into 1 of 4 groups according to BMI were underweight (<18.5 kg/m(2) ), 58 (14.3%); normal weight (≥18.5 to <25 kg/m(2) ), 262 (64...
April 27, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449124/labia-majora-augmentation-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Samer Jabbour, Elio Kechichian, Barbara Hersant, Philippe Levan, Lena El Hachem, Warren Noel, Marwan Nasr
Background: Currently, there is no standardized approach for labia majora augmentation and controversies still exist regarding this subject. Objectives: This systematic review aimed to assess the evidence in the literature regarding labia majora augmentation. Methods: On November 20, 2016, we conducted an online search of published articles in the Medline, Embase, and Cochrane databases. All articles describing labia majora augmentation were included in this review...
April 26, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449092/genome-wide-dna-methylomes-from-discrete-developmental-stages-reveal-the-predominance-of-non-cpg-methylation-in-tribolium-castaneum
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Xiaowen Song, Fei Huang, Juanjuan Liu, Chengjun Li, Shanshan Gao, Wei Wu, Mengfan Zhai, Xiaojuan Yu, Wenfeng Xiong, Jia Xie, Bin Li
Cytosine DNA methylation is a vital epigenetic regulator of eukaryotic development. Whether this epigenetic modification occurs in Tribolium castaneum has been controversial, its distribution pattern and functions have not been established. Here, using bisulphite sequencing (BS-Seq), we confirmed the existence of DNA methylation and described the methylation profiles of the four life stages of T. castaneum. In the T. castaneum genome, both symmetrical CpG and non-CpG methylcytosines were observed. Symmetrical CpG methylation, which was catalysed by DNMT1 and occupied a small part in T...
April 25, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449042/long-noncoding-rna-a-crosslink-in-biological-regulatory-network
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Yuwei Zhang, Yang Tao, Qi Liao
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) had been defined as a novel class of functional RNAs longer than 200 nucleotides around a decade ago. It is widely acknowledged that lncRNAs play a significant role in regulation of gene expression, but the biological and molecular mechanisms are diverse and complex, and remain to be determined. Especially, the regulatory network of lncRNAs associated with other biological molecules is still a controversial matter, thus becoming a new frontier of the studies on transcriptome. Recent advance in high-throughput sequencing technologies and bioinformatics approaches may be an accelerator to lift the mysterious veil...
April 24, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448082/effects-of-gender-and-age-on-immune-responses-of-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-to-probiotics-a-large-scale-pilot-study
#18
Y-H Ho, Y-T Huang, Y-C Lu, S-Y Lee, M-F Tsai, S-P Hung, T-Y Hsu
BACKGROUND: Despite the widely accepted concept that probiotics confer miscellaneous benefits to hosts, the controversies surrounding these health-promoting claims cannot be ignored. These controversies hinder development and innovation in this field. RESULTS: To clarify the effects of age and gender on probiotic-induced immune responses, we recruited 1613 Taiwanese individuals and calculated the ratio of IFN-γ to IL-10 production after each individual's PBMCs were stimulated by six probiotic strains (L...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447913/testosterone-replacement-therapy-and-risk-of-favorable-and-aggressive-prostate-cancer
#19
Stacy Loeb, Yasin Folkvaljon, Jan-Erik Damber, Joseph Alukal, Mats Lambe, Pär Stattin
Purpose The association between exposure to testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and prostate cancer risk is controversial. The objective was to examine this association through nationwide, population-based registry data. Methods We performed a nested case-control study in the National Prostate Cancer Register of Sweden, which includes all 38,570 prostate cancer cases diagnosed from 2009 to 2012, and 192,838 age-matched men free of prostate cancer. Multivariable conditional logistic regression was used to examine associations between TRT and risk of prostate cancer (overall, favorable, and aggressive)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447861/screening-and-early-detection-of-oral-cancer-current-controversies
#20
Leonardo Victor Galvão-Moreira, Maria Carmen Fontoura Nogueira Da Cruz
Some evidence suggests that the early detection of oral cancer (OC) during surveillance might improve survival rates. In addition to this, interventions aimed at enhancing public awareness and knowledge of signs, symptoms and risk factors of OC are thought to decrease the burden of disease. Nevertheless, there is much controversy with regard to the cost-effectiveness of population-based strategies for OC screening. Here, we present and briefly discuss timely findings that have put under scrutiny the applicability of approaches targeted at the early identification of patients with OC...
April 27, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
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