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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131173/dielectric-metalenses-with-engineered-point-spread-function
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Mohammad Mahdi Shanei, Mahdieh Hashemi, Davood Fathi, Carlos J Zapata-Rodríguez
High-index silicon nanoblocks support excitation of both electric and magnetic resonance modes at telecommunication wavelengths. At frequencies where both electric and magnetic resonance modes are excited simultaneously, changing the geometrical dimensions of the silicon cubes creates a 2π full span over the phase of the transmitted light in different amplitude ranges. We take advantage of the additional power-flux modulation of the scattered signal to focus the incident light with desired full width at half maximum (FWHM) and side lobe levels (SLLs) in both the lateral and axial directions...
November 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115891/the-mutational-landscape-of-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-compared-to-non-early-stage-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Alejandra Martínez-Trillos, Magda Pinyol, Julio Delgado, Marta Aymerich, Maria Rozman, Tycho Baumann, Marcos González-Díaz, Jesus M Hernández, Miguel Alcoceba, Anna Muntañola, Maria José Terol, Blanca Navarro, Eva Giné, Pedro Jares, Sílvia Beà, Alba Navarro, Dolors Colomer, Ferran Nadeu, Enrique Colado, Angel R Payer, Tomás García-Cerecedo, Xosé S Puente, Carlos López-Otin, Elias Campo, Armando López-Guillermo, Neus Villamor
Small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) is considered as the non-leukemic form of presentation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). We have compared the features, genomic alterations, and outcome of 890 patients with CLL and SLL. One hundred and thirteen patients presented as SLL and more frequently had unmutated-IGHV, CD38(high), ZAP-70(high), CD49d(high), +12, alterations in genes of NOTCH1, cell cycle, RNA metabolism, and NFkB pathways than CLL. During the follow-up, 46% of SLL patients developed CLL. Time to first treatment (TTFT) was shorter in SLL (10-year: 75% vs 62%; p = ...
November 8, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108368/phase-i-clinical-trial-of-the-base-excision-repair-inhibitor-methoxyamine-in-combination-with-fludarabine-for-patients-with-advanced-hematologic-malignancies
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Paolo F Caimi, Brenda W Cooper, Basem M William, Afshin Dowlati, Paul M Barr, Pingfu Fu, John Pink, Yan Xu, Hillard M Lazarus, Marcos de Lima, Stanton L Gerson
Purpose: We determined the safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and recommended phase II dose of the base excision repair blocker methoxyamine combined with fludarabine. Materials and Methods: This was a phase I study with intravenous fludarabine (25 mg/m(2), days 1-5), and methoxyamine (15 mg/m(2)-120 mg/m(2), once). A maximum of six cycles were given. Adult patients with relapsed/refractory hematologic malignancies, excluding acute myeloid leukemia, were eligible...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081197/-clinical-features-and-prognosis-of-17-patients-with-primary-cold-agglutinin-disease
#4
Y Y Wu, X X Cao, H Cai, L Zhang, D B Zhou, J Li
Objective: To explore the clinical characteristics, treatment and prognosis in 17 patients with primary cold agglutinin disease (CAD) . Methods: Clinical data, treatment and survival status of 17 patients diagnosed with primary cold agglutinin disease in Peking Union Medical College Hospital during April 2007 to October 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. The MYD88(L265P) mutation was tested in 4 patients. Results: The median age of 17 patients was 67 years (range, 51-86 years) , and male- to female ratio was 1...
September 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071273/chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-small-cell-lymphocytic-lymphoma-of-the-lacrimal-sac-a-case-series
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Yamini Krishna, Luciane D Irion, Sozan Karim, Aruna Dharmsena, Austin McCormick, Sarah E Coupland
BACKGROUND: Lymphomas of the lacrimal sac are rare, accounting for less than 10% of lacrimal sac malignant tumours. They may present with symptoms typical of secondary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction and are thus often misdiagnosed. METHODS: Case series and literature review. RESULTS: Herein we describe 3 cases of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)/small-cell lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) of the lacrimal sac with immunohistochemical and in 1 case molecular confirmation...
September 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069998/composite-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-and-follicular-lymphoma-a-clinicopathological-study-of-six-cases
#6
Fatima Zahra Jelloul, Qiang Hua Chen, Tianyu Yang, Nina Haghi, Judith Brody, Xinmin Zhang, Silvat Sheikh-Fayyaz
BACKGROUND: Composite small lymphocytic lymphoma/chronic lymphocytic leukemia (SLL/CLL) and follicular lymphoma (FL) is extremely rare, and only 13 cases have been reported previously. METHODS: We identified 6 cases of composite SLL/CLL and FL in our database and studied their clinical, histologic, immunophenotypic, and cytogenetic features. A literature review of the existing cases was also conducted. RESULTS: The patients included 4 males and 2 females, with a median age of 72 years...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987851/effect-of-single-level-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-on-segmental-and-overall-lumbar-lordosis-in-patients-with-lumbar-degenerative-disease
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Xiaofei Cheng, Feng Zhang, Kai Zhang, Xiaojiang Sun, Changqing Zhao, Hua Li, Yan Michael Li, Jie Zhao
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the ability of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) to improve lumbar lordosis (LL). METHODS: Ninety-two patients receiving single-level TLIF due to lumbar degenerative disease were divided into low back pain, radiculopathy and neurogenic claudication group according to their symptoms. Preoperative and postoperative measures including segmental LL (SLL), whole LL (WLL), pelvic incidence (PI), pelvic tilt (PT), thoracic kyphosis (TK), sagittal vertical axis (SVA), visual analog scale (VAS) for back and leg pain and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) were used for evaluation of radiographic and clinical outcomes...
October 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983465/myc-immunohistochemistry-predicts-myc-rearrangements-by-fish
#8
Julum Nwanze, Momin T Siddiqui, Keith A Stevens, Debra Saxe, Cynthia Cohen
MYC is the proto-oncogene classically associated with Burkitt lymphoma (BL) located at chromosomal locus 8q24. Rearrangements of MYC are seen in nearly 100% of BL but have been reported in 3-16% of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs). Rearrangements of MYC are tested for by flourescence in situ hybridization (FISH). In this study, we compared immunohistochemistry (IHC) using a monoclonal antibody directed against the human Myc protein to the current method, FISH. 31 cases were identified that had been tested for MYC rearrangements by FISH over 27 months with heterogeneity in the diagnoses: 5 BL; 10 DLBCL; 3 B-cell lymphoma unclassifiable between DLBCL and BL; 5 B-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified; 1 EBV-related B-cell lymphoma; 1 composite CLL/SLL-large cell lymphoma; and 6 designated as high-grade or aggressive B-cell lymphoma...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922042/reliability-and-criterion-validity-of-measurements-using-a-smart-phone-based-measurement-tool-for-the-transverse-rotation-angle-of-the-pelvis-during-single-leg-lifting
#9
Sung-Hoon Jung, Oh-Yun Kwon, In-Cheol Jeon, Ui-Jae Hwang, Jong-Hyuck Weon
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to determine the intra-rater test-retest reliability of a smart phone-based measurement tool (SBMT) and a three-dimensional (3D) motion analysis system for measuring the transverse rotation angle of the pelvis during single-leg lifting (SLL) and the criterion validity of the transverse rotation angle of the pelvis measurement using SBMT compared with a 3D motion analysis system (3DMAS). METHOD: Seventeen healthy volunteers performed SLL with their dominant leg without bending the knee until they reached a target placed 20 cm above the table...
September 18, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895557/multi-level-storage-and-ultra-high-speed-of-superlattice-like-ge50te50-ge8sb92-thin-film-for-phase-change-memory-application
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Weihua Wu, Shiyu Chen, Jiwei Zhai, Xinyi Liu, Tianshu Lai, Sannian Song, Zhitang Song
Superlattice-like Ge50Te50/Ge8Sb92 (SLL GT/GS) thin film was systematically investigated for multi-level storage and ultra-fast switching phase-change memory application. In situ resistance measurement indicates that SLL GT/GS thin film exhibits two distinct resistance steps with elevated temperature. The thermal stability of the amorphous state and intermediate state were evaluated with the Kissinger and Arrhenius plots. The phase-structure evolution revealed that the amorphous SLL GT/GS thin film crystallized into rhombohedral Sb phase first, then the rhombohedral GeTe phase...
October 6, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881739/a-phase-i-trial-of-azacitidine-and-nanoparticle-albumin-bound-paclitaxel-in-patients-with-advanced-or-metastatic-solid-tumors
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Adam L Cohen, Abhijit Ray, Matthew Van Brocklin, David M Burnett, Randy C Bowen, Donna L Dyess, Thomas W Butler, Theresa Dumlao, Hung T Khong
BACKGROUND: Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC), an albumin-binding protein, is downregulated by hypermethylation in many cancers. Hypomethylating agents such as azacitidine can upregulate SPARC in tumors, which may enhance the accumulation of albumin-bound drugs at tumor site. The objectives of this phase I trial was to determine the safety and maximum tolerated dose and to assess any clinical activity of the combination of azacytidine and weekly nanoparticle-albumin-bound (nab®) paclitaxel...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837797/ocular-adnexal-lymphoma-dissimilar-to-systemic-lymphoma
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Tal J Rubinstein, Hassan A Aziz, Claudine Bellerive, Bryan S Sires, Andrew W Hing, Gabriel Habermehl, Eric Hsi, Arun D Singh
Ocular adnexal lymphoma (OAL) and intraocular lymphoma, whether occurring simultaneously or sequentially, are often similar to associated systemic lymphoma. We describe 4 cases of OAL or intraocular lymphoma with dissimilar systemic lymphoma. Two of the cases represent Richter transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small cell lymphoma (CLL/SLL) into diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The third patient developed conjunctival extranodal marginal zone lymphoma (EMZL) following treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma...
August 21, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811973/nk-cell-dysfunction-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-is-associated-with-loss-of-the-mature-cells-expressing-inhibitory-killer-cell-ig-like-receptors
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Alexander W MacFarlane, Mowafaq Jillab, Mitchell R Smith, R Katherine Alpaugh, Marion E Cole, Samuel Litwin, Michael M Millenson, Tahseen Al-Saleem, Adam D Cohen, Kerry S Campbell
A prospective analysis of natural killer (NK) cell phenotype and function was performed on fresh peripheral blood samples from untreated patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). Compared to healthy controls, CD56(dim) NK cells in CLL patients displayed reduced expression of the NKG2D activating receptor and increased CD27 expression, which indicates declines in mature cells. In addition, NK cells from CLL patients showed reduced degranulation responses toward transformed B cells alone or with rituximab and were more sensitive to activation-induced cell death...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802891/time-to-second-line-treatment-and-subsequent-relative-survival-in-older-patients-with-relapsed-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma
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Eric M Ammann, Tait D Shanafelt, Melissa C Larson, Kara B Wright, Bradley D McDowell, Brian K Link, Elizabeth A Chrischilles
BACKGROUND: Novel targeted therapies offer excellent short-term outcomes in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL). However, there is disagreement over how widely these therapies should be used in place of standard chemo-immunotherapy (CIT). We investigated whether stratification on the length of the interval between first-line (T1) and second-line (T2) treatments could identify a subgroup of older patients with relapsed CLL/SLL with an expectation of normal overall survival, and for whom CIT could be an acceptable treatment choice...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791248/an-unusual-presentation-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#15
Dinesh Atwal, Mihir Raval, Belal Firwana, Jeanette Ramos, Appalanaidu Sasapu
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) is a B-cell lymphocytic neoplasm with indolent clinical course. If identified early, observation is opted. Many variables lead to the initiation of treatment. Authors describe a 62-year-old male presenting with shortness of breath and found to have white cell count of 1360 × 10(9)/L and subsequently was diagnosed with CLL/SLL. The patient received leukapheresis along with tumor lysis treatment and systemic chemotherapy with fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab regimen...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718694/updating-survival-estimates-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-or-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-cll-sll-based-on-treatment-free-interval-length
#16
Eric M Ammann, Tait D Shanafelt, Kara B Wright, Bradley D McDowell, Brian K Link, Elizabeth A Chrischilles
We hypothesized that the length of treatment-free survival following (a) initial diagnosis and (b) first-line treatment would be associated with improved subsequent five-year relative survival (RS5) in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL). 19,879 patients incident CLL/SLL cases (median age = 76 years) were identified from SEER-Medicare. RS5 improved from 0.73 (95% CI: 0.72, 0.74) at diagnosis to 0.81 (95% CI: 0.80, 0.82) at year 1 and 0.89 (95% CI: 0.83, 0.96) at year 10 among those who had not received treatment...
July 18, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685876/eus-fna-of-the-merkel-cell-carcinoma-metastasis-to-the-pancreas-cytomorphology-and-immunocytochemistry-on-direct-cytological-smears
#17
T Stoos-Veic, M Tadic, G Aralica, V Milicic, C Tomasovic-Loncaric
OBJECTIVE: To report two cases of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) metastatic to the pancreas diagnosed with endoscopic ultrasound-guided-fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) and to add the case of concomitant chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) and MCC to the literature. The aim is to alert the cytopathologists once more to the problems of differential diagnosis of pancreatic metastasis of MCC and to describe the possibilities of ancillary methods performed on direct cytological smears...
July 6, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643734/the-significance-of-serum-leptin-level-in-patients-with-early-stage-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Fatih Karatas, Bulent Yalcin, Suleyman Sahin, Hakan Akbulut, Gungor Utkan, Ahmet Demirkazik, Fikri Icli
BACKGROUNDS: The serum leptin level (SLL) has been shown to increase in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, available data regarding the relation between SLL and tumor subtypes, survival, cachexia, and tumor respectability in NSCLC are still under debate. The aim of this study is to evaluate SLL in NSCLC patients with and without cachexia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 71 patients with early stage NSCLC were enrolled in this prospective study...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629570/the-association-between-multiple-sclerosis-and-spondylosis-when-and-why
#19
Vasileios G Xydis, Anastasia K Zikou, Vassiliki Kostadima, Loukas G Astrakas, Paraskevi Kosta, Maria I Argyropoulou
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate risk factors for the development of cervical spine spondylosis (CSS) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to propose a pathogenetic mechanism. METHODS: Forty-two consecutive patients aged 23-66 years with MS and 42 age and sex matched controls were evaluated retrospectively; Clinical disability was evaluated with the expanded disability status scale (EDSS) and spasticity with the Asworth score. Total brain lesion volume (BLV), total grey matter (GM) volume and deep GM volume were assessed...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624019/scapholunate-dissociation-diagnostics-made-easy
#20
K C A L Cheriex, G S I Sulkers, M P Terra, N W L Schep, B J P L van Aard, S D Strackee
Scapholunate dissociation (SLD) is a form of carpal instability, caused by rupture of the scapholunate ligament (SLL) the secondary stabiliser of the scapholunate (SL) compartment. SLD can cause osteoarthritis of the wrist. Recently a study was published that shows cineradiography to be an excellent radiological imaging technique for diagnosing SLD at a tertiary centre for hand and wrist surgery [1]. As the quality of these results can be influenced by the expertise of the operator and observer of the cineradiographic studies, the aim of this study was to determine if these results were reproducible at a secondary centre for hand and wrist surgery with less expertise in wrist cineradiography...
July 2017: European Journal of Radiology
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