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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592889/extended-follow-up-and-impact-of-high-risk-prognostic-factors-from-the-phase-3-resonate-tm-study-in-patients-with-previously-treated-cll-sll
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J R Brown, P Hillmen, S O'Brien, J C Barrientos, N M Reddy, S E Coutre, C S Tam, S P Mulligan, U Jaeger, P M Barr, R R Furman, T J Kipps, F Cymbalista, P Thornton, F Caligaris-Cappio, J Delgado, M Montillo, S DeVos, C Moreno, J M Pagel, T Munir, J A Burger, D Chung, J Lin, L Gau, B Chang, G Cole, E Hsu, D F James, J C Byrd
In the phase 3 RESONATE(TM) study, ibrutinib demonstrated superior progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), and overall response rate (ORR) compared with ofatumumab in relapsed/refractory CLL patients with high-risk prognostic factors. We report updated results from RESONATE in these traditionally chemotherapy resistant high-risk genomic subgroups at a median follow-up of 19 months. Mutations were detected by Foundation One Heme Panel. Baseline mutations in the ibrutinib arm included TP53 (51%), SF3B1 (31%), NOTCH1 (28%), ATM (19%), and BIRC3 (14%)...
June 8, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578417/wide-angle-scanning-planar-array-with-quasi-hemispherical-pattern-elements
#10
Ren Wang, Bing-Zhong Wang, Changhai Hu, Xiao Ding
A compact quasi-hemispherical-pattern antenna, two linear wide-angle scanning arrays, and a planar wide-angle scanning array are proposed. To increase the field-of-view scanning range of arrays, a compact low-profile antenna with a quasi-hemispherical pattern is introduced firstly. When the ground is infinite, the proposed antenna has a quasi-hemispherical pattern, i.e., an approximately uniform radiation in the upper half space. Afterward, two linear arrays arranged along the length and width of the proposed antenna's radiation patch are presented...
June 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572943/influence-of-low-dose-of-gamma-radiation-and-storage-on-some-vitamins-and-mineral-elements-of-dried-oyster-mushrooms-pleurotus-ostreatus
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Nii Korley Kortei, George Tawia Odamtten, Mary Obodai, Michael Wiafe-Kwagyan, Edward Adotey Addo
Mushrooms contain some of the most potent natural medicines on the planet. Vitamins A, C, D, Mineral elements, contents, as well as total soluble solids (Brix(o)) of dried composition of Pleurotus ostreatus were investigated after exposing to gamma radiation doses of 0 (control), 0.5, 1, 1.5, and 2 kGy at a dose rate of 1.7 kGy per hour in air from a Cobalt 60 source (SLL 515, Hungary) batch irradiator prior to storage (0 month) and after storage (12 months) at room temperature (28 ± 2°C). Results obtained showed some significant (p < ...
May 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551676/hodgkin-lymphoma-transformation-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-under-ibrutinib-therapy-chance-association-or-therapy-related
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Sotirios Sachanas, Gerassimos A Pangalis, Maria Moschogiannis, Xanthi Yiakoumis, Efstathios Koulieris, Pantelis Tsirkinidis, Christina Kalpadakis, Dimitra Rontogianni
The established treatment algorithms for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) are currently challenged by novel classes of drugs, with ibrutinib being one of the most effective. Published data suggest that patients with early progression under ibrutinib often emerge as having Richter's transformation (RT) with a rapidly fatal prognosis, mostly developing diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). In this respect, it is known that RT to large DLBCL occurs in about 5% of patients with CLL during the disease course and less frequently to Hodgkin lymphoma (HL)...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544819/dual-malignancy-in-a-thyroid-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-a-report-of-a-case-with-a-cyto-histologic-correlation
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Omar I Ahmed, Ziyan T Salih
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common thyroid malignancy. Simultaneous involvement of the thyroid gland by multiple malignancies, is a rare occurrence. Similarly, primary thyroid lymphomas are also rare. We are reporting a rare case of a dual thyroid malignancy; PTC with secondary thyroid involvement by chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), diagnosed on cytology and confirmed with flow cytometry, histology and immunohistochemistry. Imaging showed two hypermetabolic nodules, one in left parotid gland, and the other in the thyroid isthmus...
May 22, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539097/removal-of-organic-matter-from-stabilized-landfill-leachate-using-coagulation-flocculation-fenton-coupled-with-activated-charcoal-adsorption
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Ahmad Razali Ishak, Fauziah Shahul Hamid, Sharifah Mohamad, Kheng Soo Tay
The treatment of stabilized landfill leachate (SLL) by conventional biological treatment is often inefficient due to the presence of bio-recalcitrant substances. In this study, the feasibility of coagulation-flocculation coupled with the Fenton reaction in the treatment of SLL was evaluated. The efficiency of the selected treatment methods was evaluated through total organic carbon (TOC) removal from SLL. With ferric chloride as the coagulant, coagulation-flocculation was found to achieve the highest TOC removal of 71% at pH 6...
May 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538314/do-neuromuscular-dentistry-designed-mouthguards-enhance-dynamic-movement-ability-in-competitive-athletes
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Joshua A Cotter, Steve T Jamison, Sarah A Schloemer, Ajit M W Chaudhari
Cotter, JA, Jamison, ST, Schloemer, SA, and Chaudhari, AMW. Do neuromuscular dentistry-designed mouthguards enhance dynamic movement ability in competitive athletes? J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1627-1635, 2017-The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a neuromuscular dentistry-designed mouthguard (NMDD) on dynamic movement ability. Forty-two competitive athletes (8 women, 21.9 ± 2.9 years, 66.8 ± 18.8 kg, 1.68 ± 0.11 m; 34 men, 22.8 ± 4.8 years, 77.4 ± 12.7 kg, 1.78 ± 0.08 m) with greater than 2 years' experience in their designated sport were enrolled in the study...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510705/crystal-structure-of-octocoral-lectin-sll-2-complexed-with-forssman-antigen-tetrasaccharide
#16
Akiko Kita, Mitsuru Jimbo, Ryuichi Sakai, Yukio Morimoto, Ryota Takeuchi, Hiroshi Tanaka, Takashi Takahashi, Kunio Miki
A symbiosis-related lectin, SLL-2, from the octocoral Sinularia lochmodes, distributes densely on the cell surface of microalgae, Symbiodinium sp., an endosymbiotic dinoflagellate of the coral, and is also shown to be a chemical cue that transforms dinoflagellates into a non-motile (coccoid) symbiotic state. SLL-2 binds to the sugar chain of the molecule similar to Forssman antigen pentasaccharide (GalNAcα1-3GalNAcβ1-3 Galα1-4 Galβ1-4Glc) on the surface of microalgae with high affinity. Here we report the crystal structure of the complex between SLL-2 and Forssman antigen tetrasaccharide (GalNAcα1-3GalNAcβ1-3 Galα1-4 Galβ) at 3...
May 16, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499343/knee-loading-deficits-during-dynamic-tasks-in-individuals-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#17
Kristamarie A Pratt, Susan M Sigward
Study Design Controlled laboratory study, cross-sectional. Background Well-documented deficits in sagittal plane knee loading during dynamic tasks indicate that individuals limit the magnitude of knee loading following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). It is unknown how these individuals modulate the speed of knee flexion during loading, which is particularly important as they progress to running during rehabilitation. Objective To investigate how individuals following ACLR perform dynamic knee loading tasks compared to healthy controls...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473407/clinico-pathological-features-and-outcomes-of-progression-of-cll-on-the-bcl2-inhibitor-venetoclax
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Mary Ann Anderson, Constantine Tam, Thomas E Lew, Surender Juneja, Manu Juneja, David Westerman, Meaghan Wall, Stephen Lade, Alexandra Gorelik, David C S Huang, John F Seymour, Andrew W Roberts
The BCL2 inhibitor venetoclax achieves responses in ~79% of patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (RR-CLL/SLL), irrespective of risk factors associated with poor response to chemo-immunotherapy. A limitation of this targeted therapy is progressive disease (PD) in some patients. To define the risk factors for progression, the clinico-pathological features of PD and the outcomes for patients after venetoclax failure, we analyzed 67 heavily pre-treated patients on three early phase clinical trials...
May 4, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437781/the-reliability-and-criterion-validity-of-2d-video-assessment-of-single-leg-squat-and-hop-landing
#19
Lee Herrington, Faisal Alenezi, Msaad Alzhrani, Hasan Alrayani, Richard Jones
The objective was to assess the intra-tester, within and between day reliability of measurement of hip adduction (HADD) and frontal plane projection angles (FPPA) during single leg squat (SLS) and single leg landing (SLL) using 2D video and the validity of these measurements against those found during 3D motion capture. 15 healthy subjects had their SLS and SLL assessed using 3D motion capture and video analysis. Inter-tester reliability for both SLS and SLL when measuring FPPA and HADD show excellent correlations (ICC2,1 0...
June 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425443/hybridization-of-strength-pareto-multiobjective-optimization-with-modified-cuckoo-search-algorithm-for-rectangular-array
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Khairul Najmy Abdul Rani, Mohamedfareq Abdulmalek, Hasliza A Rahim, Neoh Siew Chin, Alawiyah Abd Wahab
This research proposes the various versions of modified cuckoo search (MCS) metaheuristic algorithm deploying the strength Pareto evolutionary algorithm (SPEA) multiobjective (MO) optimization technique in rectangular array geometry synthesis. Precisely, the MCS algorithm is proposed by incorporating the Roulette wheel selection operator to choose the initial host nests (individuals) that give better results, adaptive inertia weight to control the positions exploration of the potential best host nests (solutions), and dynamic discovery rate to manage the fraction probability of finding the best host nests in 3-dimensional search space...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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