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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743167/preoperative-bevacizumab-and-volumetric-recovery-after-resection-of-colorectal-liver-metastases
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Georgios Antonios Margonis, Stefan Buettner, Nikolaos Andreatos, Kazunari Sasaki, Manijeh Zargham Pour, Ammar Deshwar, Jane Wang, Mounes Aliyari Ghasebeh, Christos Damaskos, Neda Rezaee, Timothy M Pawlik, Christopher L Wolfgang, Ihab R Kamel, Matthew J Weiss
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: While preoperative treatment is frequently administered to CRLM patients, the impact of chemotherapy, with or without bevacizumab, on liver regeneration remains controversial. METHODS: The early and late regeneration indexes were defined as the relative increase in liver volume (RLV) within 2 and 9 months from surgery. Regeneration rates of the preoperative treatment groups were compared. RESULTS: Preoperative chemotherapy details and volumetric data were available for 185 patients; 78 (42...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743160/the-prognostic-utility-of-baseline-alpha-fetoprotein-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
#2
Jack P Silva, Richard A Gorman, Nicholas G Berger, Susan Tsai, Kathleen K Christians, Callisia N Clarke, Harveshp Mogal, T Clark Gamblin
INTRODUCTION: Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) has a valuable role in postoperative surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence. The utility of pretreatment or baseline AFP remains controversial. The present study hypothesized that elevated baseline AFP levels are associated with worse overall survival in HCC patients. METHODS: Adult HCC patients were identified using the National Cancer Database (2004-2013). Patients were stratified according to baseline AFP measurements into the following groups: Negative (<20), Borderline (20-199), Elevated (200-1999), and Highly Elevated (>2000)...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743061/circulating-ctrp9-levels-are-increased-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-and-correlated-with-insulin-resistance
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Yanjun Jia, Xiaohe Luo, Ying Ji, Jingwen Xie, Han Jiang, Mao Fu, Xiaoqiang Li
AIMS: C1q/TNF-related protein-9 (CTRP9) is a novel adipokine that has been shown to promote lipid metabolism, enhance insulin sensitivity and protect against cardiovascular disease. However, previous studies in humans have produced controversial results regarding the association between CTRP9 and insulin resistance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationships between CTRP9 and insulin resistance in Chinese population. METHODS: Subjects with normal glucose tolerance (NGT, n=108), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT, n=92), and newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (nT2DM, n=106) were recruited to determining the circulating CTRP9 and adiponectin levels by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay...
July 8, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742734/evaluation-of-gadolinium-retention-after-serial-administrations-of-a-macrocyclic-gadolinium-based-contrast-agent-gadobutrol-a-single-institution-experience-with-189-patients
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Roh-Eul Yoo, Chul-Ho Sohn, Koung Mi Kang, Tae Jin Yun, Seung Hong Choi, Ji-Hoon Kim, Sun-Won Park
OBJECTIVE: There has been controversy as to whether gadobutrol, one of the widely used macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents, can lead to gadolinium retention after serial injections. Our aim was to validate whether serial administrations of gadobutrol can cause signal increase in the dentate nucleus (DN) and globus pallidus (GP) on unenhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) images due to gadolinium retention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 189 patients who had undergone at least 2 contrast-enhanced MR scans using only gadobutrol between August 2009 and August 2016 were retrospectively included...
July 24, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742682/ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-and-margins-2%C3%A2-mm-contemporary-outcomes-with-breast-conservation
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Audree B Tadros, Benjamin D Smith, Yu Shen, Heather Lin, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Anthony Lucci, Carlos H Barcenas, Rosa F Hwang, Gaiane Rauch, Lumarie Santiago, Eric A Strom, Sarah M DeSnyder, Wei T Yang, Dalliah M Black, Constance T Albarracin, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Kelly K Hunt, Henry M Kuerer
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between negative margin width and locoregional recurrence (LRR) in a contemporary cohort of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) patients. BACKGROUND: Recent national consensus guidelines recommend an optimal margin width of 2 mm or greater for the management of DCIS; however, controversy regarding re-excision remains when managing negative margins <2 mm. METHODS: One thousand four hundred ninety-one patients with DCIS who underwent breast-conserving surgery from 1996 to 2010 were identified from a prospectively managed cancer center database and analyzed using univariate and multivariate Cox proportional hazard models to determine the relationship between negative margin width and LRR with or without adjuvant radiation therapy (RT)...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742538/anaphylaxis-and-intimate-behaviour
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Gennaro Liccardi, Marco Caminati, Gian Enrico Senna, Luigino Calzetta, Paola Rogliani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intimate behaviours may represent an unusual way of exposure to a culprit allergen, or the frame for sex-related allergies due to triggers typically linked to that situation. The present review aims at summarizing the state of the art about the topic, in order to spread the awareness and the basic know-how in the field of sexual-related allergies. RECENT FINDINGS: Kiss-related IgE-mediated reactions are caused in sensitized partners mainly by the passive transport of allergenic molecules through saliva, skin or oral mucosa...
July 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742532/pulmonary-pressure-assessment-with-the-total-artificial-heart
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David L Joyce, Margaret M Redfield, Sudhir S Kushwaha, Atta Behfar, Barry A Borlaug, Richard C Daly, Gurpreet S Sandhu, Lyle D Joyce
Reversal of pulmonary hypertension has been observed in patients during a bridge to transplant with a left ventricular assist device. Total artificial heart (TAH) implant prevents subsequent right heart catheterization. Consequently, controversy exists over whether the prosthetic right ventricle improves or exacerbates pulmonary hypertension. A pulmonary artery (PA) pressure monitor was placed in two patients undergoing TAH implant, as a bridge to transplant. One patient had pulmonary hypertension at implant; the other had normal pulmonary pressures...
July 24, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742486/-new-life-sciences-the-road-ahead-report-on-the-biovisionalexandria-2016-conference
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Marwa Elwakil, Nathalie Roman, Marwa Abdel Rassoul, Israa Elfayoumi, Yousra Sobeih, Mohamed El-Faham
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) has organised its eighth international biennial conference, BioVisionAlexandria (BVA) 2016 on 12-14 April 2016 in Alexandria, Egypt. The theme of BVA 2016 was 'New Life Sciences: The Road Ahead', where cutting-edge relevant research topics at the forefront of science were presented by a variety of world-wide renowned speakers. BVA 2016 hosted around 2000 participants and speakers of diverse backgrounds, creating a multi-disciplinary arena for dialogue to explore the opportunities, benefits, and controversial threats...
December 1, 2016: Science Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742469/when-fairness-clashes-with-personal-autonomy-and-parental-authority-a-comparison-of-daughters-and-mothers-reasoning-in-two-cultural-contexts-in-turkey
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Melike Acar
The author examined religious and secular daughters' and mothers' reasoning about personal autonomy, maternal authority, and moral concepts in family decision-making situations in urban Turkey. Sixty-eight daughters and 34 mothers were individually interviewed about decision-making autonomy in general issues and hypothetical daughter-mother conflicts. Results indicated participants regardless of their family status and religious background assigned more decision-making autonomy to mothers when evaluating general issues...
May 2017: Journal of Genetic Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742438/effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-bone-regeneration-during-osseointegration-and-bone-graft
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Randa Zein, Wayne Selting, Stefano Benedicenti
BACKGROUND: The effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on bone regeneration during osseointegration and bone graft is very controversial. Despite many positive reports of in vitro and in vivo studies and more than 50 randomized clinical trials claiming a positive effect of photobiomodulation (PBM), many reports found no significant effect of lasers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate studies correlating PBM and bone regeneration and to assesses parameters that produce positive results based on dose and output power used...
July 21, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742432/controversies-surrounding-critical-care-nutrition-an-appraisal-of-permissive-underfeeding-protein-and-outcomes
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Jayshil J Patel, Robert G Martindale, Stephen A McClave
Over the past few years, numerous studies have called into question the optimal dose, timing, composition, and advancement rate of nutrition during the early acute phase of critical illness. These studies suggest permissive underfeeding with slow advancement may be more beneficial than aggressive full feeding. These counterintuitive results were possibly explained by enhanced autophagy, less hyperglycemia, or prevention of refeeding syndrome. This review underscores the controversies surrounding permissive underfeeding, aims to answer whether permissive underfeeding is appropriate for all critically ill patients, describes the impact of optimal protein delivery on critical care outcomes, discusses nutrition risk, and cogitates on the impact of nutrition on critical care outcomes...
July 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742425/association-between-hypertension-and-epistaxis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hyun Jin Min, Hyun Kang, Geun Joo Choi, Kyung Soo Kim
Objective Whether there is an association or a cause-and-effect relationship between epistaxis and hypertension is a subject of longstanding controversy. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the association between epistaxis and hypertension and to verify whether hypertension is an independent risk factor of epistaxis. Data Sources A comprehensive search was performed using the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases. Review Methods The review was performed according to the Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines and reported using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis guidelines...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742400/role-of-different-cd40-polymorphisms-in-graves-disease-and-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Dongguo Wang, Jiayu Chen, Huanyuan Zhang, Fangfang Zhang, Linjun Yang, Yonghua Mou
Genome-wide association studies have led to the discovery of several susceptibility genes related to autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs). However, controversial results have been reported regarding the role of single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of CD40 in the disease susceptibility. The objective of this study was to identify the relationship of the polymorphisms of three sites of CD40 with the susceptibility to AITD in the Chinese population. We genotyped three polymorphisms of CD40: C/T -1 SNP, 58038T site of the third exon and C64610G site of the ninth exon in 196 GD cases, 121 HT cases and 122 control subjects...
July 25, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742399/nutrition-and-cancer-an-historical-perspective-the-past-present-and-future-of-nutrition-and-cancer-part-2-misunderstanding-and-ignoring-nutrition
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T Colin Campbell
The role that nutrition plays in cancer development and treatment has received considerable attention in recent decades, but it still engenders considerable controversy. Within the cancer research and especially the clinical community, for example, nutritional factors are considered to play, at best, a secondary role. The role of nutrition in cancer development was noted by authorities as far back as the early 1800s, generally under the theory that cancer is "constitutional" in its origin, implying a complex, multifactorial, multistage etiology...
July 25, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742374/high-throughput-analysis-identifying-drugs-that-regulate-apolipoprotein-a-i-synthesis
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Michael J Haas, Luisa Onstead-Haas, William Kurban, Harshit Shah, Monica Plazarte, Ayham Chamseddin, Arshag D Mooradian
Apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I) is the primary antiatherogenic protein in high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Despite the controversy as to the clinical effectiveness of raising HDL, the search is ongoing for safe and effective drugs that increase HDL and apo A-I levels. To identify novel compounds that can increase hepatic apo A-I production, two drug libraries were screened. The NIH clinical collection (NCC) and the NIH clinical collection 2 (NCC2) were purchased from Evotec (San Francisco, CA). The NCC library contains 446 compounds and the NCC2 library contains 281 compounds, all dissolved in dimethylsulfoxide at a concentration of 10 mM...
July 25, 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742361/a-kinetic-dominated-charging-mechanism-within-representative-aqueous-electrolyte-based-electric-double-layer-capacitors
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Huachao Yang, Jinyuan Yang, Zheng Bo, Xia Chen, Xiaorui Shuai, Jing Kong, Jianhua Yan, Kefa Cen
The chemical nature of electrolytes has been demonstrated to play a pivotal role in charge storage of electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs), whereas primary mechanisms are still partially resolved but controversial. In this work, a systematic exploration into EDL structures and kinetics of representative aqueous electrolytes is performed with numerical simulation and experimental research. Unusually, a novel charging mechanism exclusively predominated by kinetics is recognized, going beyond traditional views of manipulating capacitances preferentially via interfacial structural variations...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742196/sociological-histories-on-epilepsy-as-causes-for-disqualification-stipulated-in-the-japanese-road-traffic-act-of-1960-and-revised-road-traffic-act-of-2001
#17
G Imataka, S Yoshihara
In the wake of successive cases of fatal accidents caused by patients behind the wheel whose driving was likely to be hindered due to paroxysmal diseases, including epilepsy, there has been an outcry from victims demanding stricter criminal penalties against the perpetrators due to negligence. As a result of this action, a revised Road Traffic Act was put into effect in Japan on June 14, 2013. This act established new penal provisions against any person who provides false statements on his/her medical condition(s) when acquiring or renewing a driver's license...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742129/treatment-outcomes-of-pre-surgical-infant-orthopedics-in-patients-with-non-syndromic-cleft-lip-and-or-palate-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#18
Hamid Reza Hosseini, Eleftherios G Kaklamanos, Athanasios E Athanasiou
BACKGROUND: Non-syndromic clefts lip and/or palate (CL/P) defects may have manifold significant and detrimental consequences for the affected individuals and their family environment. Although the use of pre-surgical infant orthopedics (PSIO) was introduced as a means to improve management and treatment outcomes, there still remains a controversy. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of PSIO in patients with non-syndromic CL/P and evaluate the quality of the available evidence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742090/t-dna-genome-junctions-form-early-after-infection-and-are-influenced-by-the-chromatin-state-of-the-host-genome
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Shay Shilo, Pooja Tripathi, Cathy Melamed-Bessudo, Oren Tzfadia, Theodore R Muth, Avraham A Levy
Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated T-DNA integration is a common tool for plant genome manipulation. However, there is controversy regarding whether T-DNA integration is biased towards genes or randomly distributed throughout the genome. In order to address this question, we performed high-throughput mapping of T-DNA-genome junctions obtained in the absence of selection at several time points after infection. T-DNA-genome junctions were detected as early as 6 hours post-infection. T-DNA distribution was apparently uniform throughout the chromosomes, yet local biases toward AT-rich motifs and T-DNA border sequence micro-homology were detected...
July 24, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741839/feasibility-of-spacers-to-facilitate-postoperative-radiotherapy-for-retroperitoneal-sarcomas
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Jessica Reid, Richard Smith, Martin Borg, Christopher Dobbins, Raghu Gowda, Steve Chryssidis, Matthew Borg, Susan Neuhaus
INTRODUCTION: The role and timing of postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) in the management of retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS) remains controversial. METHOD: This is a retrospective cohort review of patients undergoing curative resection for RPS at a single institution between January 2011 and July 2016. Patient selection was through the South Australian Soft Tissue Tumour Multidisciplinary Group (MDT) based at Royal Adelaide Hospital. An individualised approach, including assessment of resectability, histopathological grade and subtype, and radiotherapy considerations, was taken for each patient...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
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