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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100188/high-expression-of-micro-rna-135a-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-is-associated-with-recurrence-within-12%C3%A2-months-after-resection
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Johann von Felden, Denise Heim, Kornelius Schulze, Till Krech, Florian Ewald, Björn Nashan, Ansgar W Lohse, Henning Wege
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma has a dismal prognosis due to recurrence rates of up to 70% after curative resection. Early recurrence is driven by synchronous microscopic intrahepatic metastases. The predictive value of histological parameters is discussed controversially and adjuvant therapy is not established. The aim of this study was to identify patients at high risk for early intrahepatic recurrence by expression profiling of selected micro RNAs. METHODS: In 52 patients undergoing HCC resection between 2011 and 2014, liver and tumor tissue was collected during surgery...
January 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099070/laparoscopic-rectal-dissection-assisted-by-transanal-endoluminal-videoendoscopy-through-a-blunt-tip-trocar
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Emanuele Asti, Andrea Lovece, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Laparoscopic resection is a well-established approach for colorectal cancer surgery. In patients with rectal cancer treated by neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, it may be difficult to identify a clear safety margin for endostapling and subsequent anastomosis. We designed an innovative technical approach to assist colorectal anastomosis in these patients. TECHNIQUE: A four-trocar laparoscopic approach is used. After exploration of the abdominal cavity, the left colic flexure is completely mobilized...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091845/comparison-of-the-clinical-results-of-abdominoperanal-intersphincteric-resection-and-abdominoperineal-resection-for-lower-rectal-cancer
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Shunsuke Tsukamoto, Yukihide Kanemitsu, Dai Shida, Hiroki Ochiai, Junichi Mazaki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the oncologic results of abdominoperanal intersphincteric resection (ISR) and abdominoperineal resection (APR). METHODS: Between 2003 and 2014, 277 consecutive patients with stage I-III low rectal cancer located within 5 cm from the anal verge underwent curative ISR and APR. A retrospective comparison of these two procedures was performed. RESULTS: Overall, 128 patients underwent ISR and 149 underwent APR...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079640/comparison-of-the-american-joint-committee-on-cancer-seventh-edition-and-brigham-and-women-s-hospital-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-tumor-staging-in-immunosuppressed-patients
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Jessica L Gonzalez, Kiera Cunningham, Rebecca Silverman, Elena Madan, Bichchau M Nguyen
BACKGROUND: The American Joint Committee on Cancer 7th edition (AJCC-7) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) staging criteria for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) have not been validated in immunosuppressed patients. OBJECTIVE: To compare the AJCC-7 and BWH staging systems for cSCCs in immunosuppressed patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A single-institution retrospective cohort study of cSCCs in immunosuppressed patients. Risks of local recurrence (LR), nodal metastasis (NM), in-transit metastasis, and any poor outcome (PO) were compared among AJCC-7 and BWH tumor T stages...
January 10, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076316/changes-of-thyroid-hormonal-status-in-patients-receiving-ketogenic-diet-due-to-intractable-epilepsy
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Engin Kose, Orkide Guzel, Korcan Demir, Nur Arslan
BACKGROUND: Ketogenic diet (KD), which is high in fat and low in carbohydrates, mimics the metabolic state of starvation and is used therapeutically for pharmacoresistant epilepsy. It is known that generation of triiodothyronine (T3) from thyroxine (T4) decreases during fasting periods. The aim of this study was to evaluate the thyroid function of children receiving KD for at least 1 year due to drug-resistant epilepsy. METHODS: A total of 120 patients [63 males, 52...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073993/daily-goals-formulation-and-enhanced-visualization-of-mechanical-ventilation-variance-improves-mechanical-ventilation-score
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Brian K Walsh, Craig Smallwood, Jordan Rettig, Robert Kacmarek, John Thompson, John H Arnold
BACKGROUND: The systematic implementation of evidence-based practice through the use of guidelines, checklists, and protocols mitigates the risks associated with mechanical ventilation, yet variation in practice remains prevalent. Recent advances in software and hardware have allowed for the development and deployment of an enhanced visualization tool that identifies mechanical ventilation goal variance. Our aim was to assess the utility of daily goal establishment and a computer-aided visualization of variance...
January 10, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073241/prognostic-value-of-total-triiodothyronine-and-free-thyroxine-levels-for-the-heart-failure-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Min Gyu Kang, Jong Ryeal Hahm, Kye-Hwan Kim, Hyun-Woong Park, Jin-Sin Koh, Seok-Jae Hwang, Jin-Yong Hwang, Jong Hwa Ahn, Yongwhi Park, Young-Hoon Jeong, Jeong Rang Park, Choong Hwan Kwak
Background/Aims: Although a low triiodothyronine (T3) state is closely associated with heart failure (HF), it is uncertain whether total T3 levels on admission is correlated with the clinical outcomes of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The aim of this study is to investigate the prognostic value of total T3 levels for major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs) in patients with AMI undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: A total of 765 PCI-treated AMI patients (65...
January 11, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070166/biochemical-recurrence-prediction-in-high-risk-prostate-cancer-patients-following-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
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Noriya Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Yumioka, Hideto Iwamoto, Toshihiko Masago, Shuichi Morizane, Masashi Honda, Takehiro Sejima, Atsushi Takenaka
BACKGROUND: High-risk prostate cancer treatment has been controversial. Some high-risk prostate cancer patients fail to respond to radical prostatectomy only. Thus, we aimed to investigate the predictive factors for biochemical recurrence (BCR) and identify patients who could achieve sufficient therapeutic effect by radical prostatectomy only. METHODS: Of 264 medical records reviewed, 141 low-intermediate-risk and 100 high-risk prostate cancer patients, excluding those who had received neoadjuvant hormone therapy, were analyzed...
December 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063239/effect-of-laboratory-isolated-lactobacillus-plantarum-lgfcp4-from-gastrointestinal-tract-of-guinea-fowl-on-growth-performance-carcass-traits-intestinal-histomorphometry-and-gastrointestinal-microflora-population-in-broiler-chicken
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P G Vineetha, S Tomar, V K Saxena, M Kapgate, A Suvarna, K Adil
The study aimed to investigate the effect of feed supplements, viz Lactobacillus plantarum LGFCP4 (laboratory isolate from GIT of Guinea fowl), Lactobacillus acidophilus (NCDC, Karnal) and in-feed antibiotic bacitracin methylene disalicylate (BMD) on growth performance, FCR, carcass traits and immune organs weight, intestinal histomorphometry and gastrointestinal microflora population in broiler chickens. In a completely randomized design, CARIBRO-Dhanraja broiler chicks (n = 160) were used with four treatment groups...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056530/association-of-lymphocyte-to-monocyte-ratio-with-the-mortality-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-who-underwent-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Tuncay Kiris, Aykan Çelik, Eser Variş, Erol Akan, Zehra Ilke Akyildiz, Mustafa Karaca, Cem Nazli, Abdullah Dogan
We investigated whether the lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) 48 hours after admission is related to 30-day and long-term mortality in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who were treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We evaluated 318 consecutive patients with STEMI who were undergoing primary PCI. The relationship between the LMR48h and all-cause mortality (30-day and long-term) was analyzed by categorizing the patients into tertiles (T) according to LMR48h-T1 (>2...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052013/association-of-genetic-polymorphisms-with-laryngeal-carcinoma-prognosis-in-a-chinese-population
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Fang Quan, Feipeng Zhang, Yanxia Bai, Long Zhou, Hua Yang, Bin Li, Tianbo Jin, Huajing Li, Yuan Shao
We analyzed the effects of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on laryngeal carcinoma (LC) risk and overall survival (OS) in 170 Chinese male LC patients followed for 10 years. After assessment of clinical characteristics (age, laryngectomy, neck dissection, tumor differentiation, TNM status), the patients were genotyped for 24 SNPs associated with risk in multiple cancers. LC risk was assessed using log-rank test and Cox proportional hazard models. The median OS time was 48 months. By the follow-up deadline, OS was 41...
December 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051275/ratio-of-proliferation-markers-and-hsp90-gene-expression-as-a-predictor-of-pathological-complete-response-in-breast-cancer-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Michal Jarzab, Monika Kowal, Wieslaw Bal, Malgorzata Oczko-Wojciechowska, Justyna Rembak-Szynkiewicz, Malgorzata Kowalska, Ewa Stobiecka, Ewa Chmielik, Tomasz Tyszkiewicz, Malgorzata Kaszuba, Elzbieta Nowicka, Barbara Lange, Agnieszka Czarniecka, Jolanta Krajewska, Alicja Dyla, Miroslaw Dobrut, Dariusz Lange, Barbara Jarzab, Barbara Bobek-Billewicz, Rafal Tarnawski
INTRODUCTION: Prediction of response to preoperative breast cancer chemotherapy may offer a substantial optimization of medical management of this disease. The most efficient prediction would be done a priori, before the start of chemotherapy and based on the biological features of patient and tumor. Numerous markers have been proposed but none of them has been applied as a routine. The role of MKI67 and HSP90 expression has been recently suggested to predict treatment sensitivity in HER2-positive breast cancer...
2016: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047097/we-fg-206-09-association-of-prostate-volumes-with-restricted-diffusion-and-prostate-cancer-aggressiveness
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Y Tschudi
PURPOSE: To create an automatic workflow for evaluation of thresholds of restricted diffusion, based on Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) values in multiparametric (mp)MRI of the prostate. To investigate the association of these volumes with biopsy Gleason Score (GS). METHODS: Patients with prostate cancer, imaged on 3T Discovery MR750 (GE, Waukesha, WI) magnet were selected from departmental database based on the presence of mpMRI exam. All subsequent analyses were performed using Java plugins in MIM (MIM, Cleveland, Ohio)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046098/germination-physiological-responses-and-gene-expression-of-tall-fescue-festuca-arundinacea-schreb-growing-under-pb-and-cd
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Yanhong Lou, Peng Zhao, Deling Wang, Erick Amombo, Xin Sun, Hui Wang, Yuping Zhuge
Cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) are recognized as the most toxic metal ions due to their detrimental effects not only to plants, but also to humans. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of Cd and Pb treatments on seed germination, plant growth, and physiological response in tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.). We employed six treatments: CK (nutrient solution as control), T1 (1000 mg L-1 Pb), T2 (50 mg L-1 Cd), T3 (150 mg L-1 Cd), T4 (1000 mg L-1 Pb+50 mg L-1 Cd), T5 (1000 mg L-1 Pb+150 mg L-1 Cd)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044949/sphincter-sparing-surgery-in-patients-with-mid-and-low-rectal-cancer-risk-factors-for-local-recurrence-and-anastomotic-leakage
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Denis Aslan, Florin Grama, Daniel Cristian, Adrian Bordea, Traean Burcoş
: Background: Rectal cancer is a major health problem. The current treatment of distal rectal cancer involves a multimodality approach aimed at achieving an optimal oncologic control and an increased quality of life. PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to identify the risk factors for local recurrence and anastomotic leakage after sphincter-sparing surgery for low and mid rectal cancer. Material and Methods: We prospectively analyzed a group of 38 patients with low and middle rectal cancer who underwent sphincter-sparing surgery...
November 2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042070/fatigue-during-and-after-breast-cancer-therapy-a-prospective-study
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Kristin V Reinertsen, Olav Engebraaten, Jon H Loge, Milada Cvancarova, Bjørn Naume, Erik Wist, Hege Edvardsen, Elisabeth Wille, Trine Bjøro, Cecilie E Kiserud
CONTEXT: Chronic fatigue (CF) in breast cancer (BC) survivors is multifactorial and may be caused by immune activation triggered by BC or its treatment. In the NeoAva study, BC patients received neoadjuvant chemotherapy (FEC100→taxane) +/-bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody with fatigue as a potential side effect. OBJECTIVES: To examine fatigue levels and prevalence of CF before and during chemotherapy and at follow-up (FU), and their associations with C-reactive protein (CRP) and clinical variables...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028371/genotype-specific-peripheral-lipid-profile-changes-with-hepatitis-c-therapy
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Mark R Pedersen, Amit Patel, David Backstedt, Myunghan Choi, Anil B Seetharam
AIM: To evaluate magnitude/direction of changes in peripheral lipid profiles in patients undergoing direct acting therapy for hepatitis C by genotype. METHODS: Mono-infected patients with hepatitis C were treated with guideline-based DAAs at a university-based liver clinic. Patient characteristics and laboratory values were collected before and after the treatment period. Baseline demographics included age, ethnicity, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, treatment regimen, and fibrosis stage...
December 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024377/kinetics-of-t3-dna-ligase-catalyzed-phosphodiester-bond-formation-measured-using-the-%C3%AE-hemolysin-nanopore
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Cherie S Tan, Jan Riedl, Aaron M Fleming, Cynthia J Burrows, Henry S White
The latch region of the wild-type α-hemolysin (α-HL) protein channel can be used to distinguish single base modifications in double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) via ion channel measurements upon electrophoretic capture of dsDNA in the vestibule of α-HL. Herein, we investigated the use of the latch region to detect a nick in the phosphodiester DNA backbone. The presence of a nick in the phosphodiester backbone of one strand of the duplex results in a significant increase in both the blockade current and noise level relative to the intact duplex...
December 27, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017303/usefulness-of-serum-triiodothyronine-t3-to-predict-outcomes-in-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-heart-failure
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Gary D Rothberger, Sonya Gadhvi, Nickolaos Michelakis, Amit Kumar, Rose Calixte, Lawrence E Shapiro
Thyroid hormone plays an important role in cardiac function. Low levels of serum triiodothyronine (T3) due to nonthyroidal illness syndrome may have adverse effects in heart failure (HF). This study was designed to assess the ability of T3 to predict in-hospital outcomes in patients with acute HF. In total, 137 patients without thyroid disease or treatment with drugs which affect TH levels, who were hospitalized with acute HF were prospectively enrolled and studied. TH levels were tested upon hospital admission, and outcomes were compared between patients with low (<2...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007790/the-effect-of-expressive-writing-intervention-for-infertile-couples-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yoon Frederiksen, Mia Skytte O'Toole, Mimi Y Mehlsen, Benedicte Hauge, Helle Olesen Elbaek, Robert Zachariae, Hans Jakob Ingerslev
STUDY QUESTION: Is expressive writing intervention (EWI) efficacious in reducing distress and improving pregnancy rates for couples going through ART treatment? SUMMARY ANSWER: Compared to controls, EWI statistically significantly reduced depressive symptoms but not anxiety and infertility-related distress. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: ART treatment is considered stressful. So far, various psychological interventions have been tested for their potential in reducing infertility-related distress and the results are generally positive...
December 21, 2016: Human Reproduction
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