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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651004/a-human-endogenous-retrovirus-derived-gene-that-can-contribute-to-oncogenesis-by-activating-the-erk-pathway-and-inducing-migration-and-invasion
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Cécile Lemaître, Jhen Tsang, Caroline Bireau, Thierry Heidmann, Marie Dewannieux
Endogenous retroviruses are cellular genes of retroviral origin captured by their host during the course of evolution and represent around 8% of the human genome. Although most are defective and transcriptionally silenced, some are still able to generate retroviral-like particles and proteins. Among these, the HERV-K(HML2) family is remarkable since its members have amplified relatively recently and many of them still have full length coding genes. Furthermore, they are induced in cancers, especially in melanoma, breast cancer and germ cell tumours, where viral particles, as well as the envelope protein (Env), can be detected...
June 26, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650885/aggressive-imaging-features-in-a-malignant-pheochromocytoma-with-a-novel-mutation-of-the-sdhb-gene
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Soon-Ah Park, Dae Ho Lee, Hun Soo Kim
We describe a 15-year-old boy with a huge bilateral adrenal pheochromocytoma that had a de novo germline mutation in the succinate dehydrogenase subunit B (SDHB) gene. F-FDG PET/CT revealed bilateral metabolically active large masses in the adrenal glands and the activated brown adipose tissues. The I-MIBG scintigraphic findings revealed only a mild accumulation of MIBG in the right adrenal mass, but a high uptake in the left adrenal mass. Thus, F-FDG PET/CT imaging may be more effective than I-MIBG scintigraphy for the evaluation of pheochromocytomas that are associated with highly malignant characteristics resulting from mutations of the SDHB gene...
June 24, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650865/effect-of-obesity-on-bladder-cancer-and-renal-cell-carcinoma-incidence-and-survival
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Philipp Gild, Behfar Ehdaie, Luis A Kluth
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The prevalence of obesity has risen dramatically in the general population and among cancer survivors in the last three decades. In this review, we highlight the impact of obesity on carcinogenesis and survival with a focus on bladder cancer and renal cell carcinoma (RCC). RECENT FINDINGS: Obesity presents an established risk factor for an up to 1.8-fold relative risk of RCC. Data with regard to bladder cancer are less abundant but support this association as well...
June 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650682/de-escalation-training-to-medical-surgical-nurses-in-the-acute-care-setting
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Kimberly Lynn Ferrara, Mary Lynn Davis-Ajami, Joan Insalaco Warren, Lyn Stankiewicz Murphy
Violence is increasing on medical-surgical units as a "silent epidemic." This quality improvement project employs a small non-experimental, single-group, pre- and post-test design (N = 11) to determine the effectiveness of de-escalation training on medical-surgical nurses' confidence levels when dealing with agitated patients. Regardless of age, education, or years of experience, scores improved for each question on Thackrey's (1987) Confidence in Coping with Patient Aggression Instrument after implementing Ten Domains of De-escalation by Richmond et al...
June 26, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650581/deficiency-of-wars2-encoding-mitochondrial-tryptophanyl-trna-synthetase-causes-severe-infantile-onset-leukoencephalopathy
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Benjamin E Theisen, Anastasia Rumyantseva, Julie S Cohen, Wendy A Alcaraz, Deepali N Shinde, Sha Tang, Siddarth Srivastava, Jonathan Pevsner, Aleksandra Trifunovic, Ali Fatemi
Pathogenic variants in the mitochondrial aminoacyl tRNA synthetases lead to deficiencies in mitochondrial protein synthesis and are associated with a broad range of clinical presentations usually with early onset and inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Of the 19 mitochondrial aminoacyl tRNA synthetases, WARS2, encoding mitochondrial tryptophanyl tRNA synthetase, was as of late the only one that had not been associated with disease in humans. A case of a family with pathogenic variants in WARS2 that caused mainly intellectual disability, speech impairment, aggressiveness, and athetosis was recently reported...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650576/prognostic-factors-for-recurrence-of-locally-advanced-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Bo-Young Kim, Ji-Eun Choi, Eunkyu Lee, Young-Ik Son, Chung-Hwan Baek, Sun Woo Kim, Man Ki Chung
Background and Objectives To present treatment outcomes and prognostic factors for surgical management of locally advanced differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). METHODS: Retrospective review of 70 patients in a single, tertiary referral institution was done. Clinical pathology characteristics were analyzed to investigate prognosticators, based on primary endpoints; locoregional recurrence alone (LRR), total recurrence (LRR or distant metastasis (DM)), and recurrence-free survival. RESULTS: Recurrent laryngeal nerve (n = 31) and trachea (n = 30) were most commonly invaded organs by tumor...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650564/the-impact-of-extrahepatic-disease-among-patients-undergoing-liver-directed-therapy-for-neuroendocrine-liver-metastasis
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Aslam Ejaz, Brad N Reames, Shishir Maithel, George A Poultsides, Todd W Bauer, Ryan C Fields, Matt Weiss, Hugo Pinto Marques, Luca Aldrighetti, Timothy M Pawlik
INTRODUCTION: Management of neuroendocrine liver metastasis (NELM) in the presence of extrahepatic disease (EHD) is controversial. We sought to examine outcomes of patients undergoing liver-directed therapy (resection, ablation, or both) for NELM in the presence of EHD using a large international cohort of patients. METHODS: 612 patients who underwent liver-directed therapy were identified from eight institutions. Postoperative outcomes, as well as and overall (OS) were compared among patients with and without EHD...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650464/%C3%AE-catenin-downregulates-dicer-to-promote-ovarian-cancer-metastasis
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S K Y To, A S C Mak, Y M Eva Fung, C-M Che, S-S Li, W Deng, B Ru, J Zhang, A S T Wong
Ovarian cancer is a nearly uniform lethal disease and its highly aggressive metastatic phenotype portends a poor prognosis. Lack of a well-controlled, relevant experimental model has been a major obstacle to identifying key molecules causing metastasis. Here we describe the creation of a new isogenic model of spontaneous human ovarian cancer metastasis exhibiting opposite phenotypes-highly metastatic (HM) and non-metastatic (NM)-both in vitro and in vivo. HM was unique in its ability to metastasize consistently to the peritoneum, mimicking the major dissemination route of human ovarian cancer...
June 26, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650402/hiv-hbv-co-infection-is-a-significant-risk-factor-for-liver-fibrosis-in-tanzanian-hiv-infected-adults
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Claudia Hawkins, Beatrice Christian, Emanuel Fabian, Irene Macha, Cecilia Gawile, Shida Mpangala, Nzovu Ulenga, Chloe L Thio, Lauren Rose Ammerman, Ferdinand Mugusi, Wafaie Fawzi, Richard Green, Robert Murphy
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, the burden of liver disease associated with chronic hepatitis B (HBV) and HIV is unknown. We characterized liver disease using aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) and FIB-4 in patients with HIV, HBV, and HIV/HBV co-infection in Tanzania. METHODS: Using a cross sectional design, we compared the prevalence of liver fibrosis in treatment-naive HIV mono-infected, HBV mono-infected, and HIV/HBV co-infected adults enrolled at Management and Development for Health (MDH)-supported HIV treatment clinics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650363/population-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamic-target-attainment-of-vancomycin-in-neonates-on-extracorporeal-life-support
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Jeffrey J Cies, Wayne S Moore, Kristen Nichols, Chad A Knoderer, Dominick M Carella, Arun Chopra
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the population pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic target attainment of vancomycin in neonates with a contemporary ¼-inch extracorporeal life support circuit with a Quadrox-iD Pediatric oxygenator (Maquet Cardiovascular, LLC, Wayne, NJ). DESIGN: Retrospective medical record review. SETTING: Two free-standing tertiary/quaternary pediatric children's hospitals. PATIENTS: Neonates receiving either veno-arterial or veno-venous extracorporeal life support and vancomycin for empiric or definitive therapy with resulting serum concentrations...
June 22, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650197/anger-hostility-and-hospitalizations-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Felicia Keith, David S Krantz, Rusan Chen, Kristie M Harris, Catherine M Ware, Amy K Lee, Paula G Bellini, Stephen S Gottlieb
OBJECTIVE: Heart failure patients have a high hospitalization rate, and anger and hostility are associated with coronary heart disease morbidity and mortality. Using structural equation modeling, this prospective study assessed the predictive validity of anger and hostility traits for cardiovascular and all-cause rehospitalizations in patients with heart failure. METHOD: 146 heart failure patients were administered the STAXI and Cook-Medley Hostility Inventory to measure anger, hostility, and their component traits...
June 26, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649891/new-targeted-therapies-for-relapsed-pediatric-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Joanna Pierro, Laura E Hogan, Teena Bhatla, William L Carroll
The improvement in outcomes for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is one of the greatest success stories of modern oncology however the prognosis for patients who relapse remains dismal. Recent discoveries by high resolution genomic technologies have characterized the biology of relapsed leukemia, most notably pathways leading to the drug resistant phenotype. These observations open the possibility of targeting such pathways to prevent and/or treat relapse. Likewise, early experiences with new immunotherapeutic approaches have shown great promise...
June 25, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649742/genotranscriptomic-meta-analysis-of-the-chd-family-chromatin-remodelers-in-human-cancers-initial-evidence-of-an-oncogenic-role-for-chd7
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Xiaofang Chu, Xuhui Guo, Yuanyuan Jiang, Huimei Yu, Lanxin Liu, Wenqi Shan, Zeng-Quan Yang
Chromodomain helicase DNA binding proteins (CHD) are characterized by N-terminal tandem chromodomains and a central ATP-dependent helicase domain. CHDs govern the cellular machinery's access to DNA, thereby playing critical roles in various cellular processes including transcription, proliferation, and DNA damage repair. Accumulating evidence demonstrates that mutation and dysregulation of CHDs are implicated in the pathogenesis of developmental disorders and cancer. However, we know little about genomic and transcriptomic alterations and the clinical significance of most CHDs in human cancer...
June 26, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649694/immunohistochemical-expression-profiles-of-mucin-antigens-in-salivary-gland-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-muc4-and-muc6-negative-expression-predicts-a-shortened-survival-in-the-early-postoperative-phase
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Kie Honjo, Tsubasa Hiraki, Michiyo Higashi, Hirotsugu Noguchi, Mitsuharu Nomoto, Takuya Yoshimura, Surinder K Batra, Suguru Yonezawa, Ichiro Semba, Norifumi Nakamura, Akihide Tanimoto, Sohsuke Yamada
In mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC), the most common salivary gland carcinoma, there is a lack of novel prognostic markers, but post-operative early recurrence strongly affects the clinical course and a poor outcome. It is critical to predict which MEC patients are prone to develop recurrence/metastases. Mucins play pivotal roles in influencing cancer biology, thus affecting cell differentiation, adhesion, carcinoma invasion, aggressiveness and/or metastatic potential. Our aim is to elucidate the significance of expression profiles for mucins, particularly MUC4 and MUC6, and their correlations with various clinicopathological features and recurrence in salivary gland MECs...
June 26, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649661/inflammatory-breast-cancer-a-model-for-investigating-cluster-based-dissemination
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Mohit Kumar Jolly, Marcelo Boareto, Bisrat G Debeb, Nicola Aceto, Mary C Farach-Carson, Wendy A Woodward, Herbert Levine
Metastases claim more than 90% of cancer-related patient deaths and are usually seeded by a subset of circulating tumor cells shed off from the primary tumor. In circulation, circulating tumor cells are found both as single cells and as clusters of cells. The clusters of circulating tumor cells, although many fewer in number, possess much higher metastatic potential as compared to that of individual circulating tumor cells. In this review, we highlight recent insights into molecular mechanisms that can enable the formation of these clusters-(a) hybrid epithelial/mesenchymal phenotype of cells that couples their ability to migrate and adhere, and (b) intercellular communication that can spatially coordinate the cluster formation and provide survival signals to cancer cells...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649583/effects-of-alcohol-on-human-aggression
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Dominic J Parrott, Christopher I Eckhardt
There is little debate that alcohol is a contributing cause of aggressive behavior. The extreme complexity of this relation, however, has been the focus of extensive theory and research. And, likely due to this complexity, evidence-based programs to prevent or reduce alcohol-facilitated aggression are quite limited. We integrate I(3) Theory and Alcohol Myopia Theory to provide a framework that (1) organizes the myriad instigatory and inhibitory factors that moderate the effect of alcohol on aggression, and (2) highlights the mechanisms by which alcohol facilitates aggression among at-risk individuals...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649569/environmental-enrichment-for-broiler-breeders-an-undeveloped-field
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REVIEW
Anja B Riber, Ingrid C de Jong, Heleen A van de Weerd, Sanna Steenfeldt
Welfare problems, such as hunger, frustration, aggression, and abnormal sexual behavior, are commonly found in broiler breeder production. To prevent or reduce these welfare problems, it has been suggested to provide stimulating enriched environments. We review the effect of the different types of environmental enrichment for broiler breeders, which have been described in the scientific literature, on behavior and welfare. Environmental enrichment is defined as an improvement of the environment of captive animals, which increases the behavioral opportunities of the animal and leads to improvements in biological function...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649564/primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-an-update-on-clinical-aspects-genetics-diagnosis-and-future-treatment-strategies
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REVIEW
Virginia Mirra, Claudius Werner, Francesca Santamaria
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an orphan disease (MIM 244400), autosomal recessive inherited, characterized by motile ciliary dysfunction. The estimated prevalence of PCD is 1:10,000 to 1:20,000 live-born children, but true prevalence could be even higher. PCD is characterized by chronic upper and lower respiratory tract disease, infertility/ectopic pregnancy, and situs anomalies, that occur in ≈50% of PCD patients (Kartagener syndrome), and these may be associated with congenital heart abnormalities...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649032/a-standard-mastectomy-should-not-be-the-only-recommended-breast-surgical-treatment-for-non-metastatic-inflammatory-breast-cancer-a-large-population-based-study-in-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-database-18
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Hongliang Chen, Kejin Wu, Maoli Wang, Fuwen Wang, Mingdi Zhang, Peng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Standard mastectomy has long been the recommended breast surgical treatment for non-metastatic inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). The objective of this population-based study was to evaluate the significance of various breast surgical treatments for this highly aggressive subtype. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program registry was searched to identify women with non-metastatic IBC receiving standard treatment including breast surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy diagnosed between 1998 and 2013...
June 22, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648995/when-the-ball-is-in-the-female-s-court-how-the-scramble-competition-mating-system-of-the-north-american-red-squirrel-has-shaped-male-physiology-and-testosterone-dynamics
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Rudy Boonstra, Adam Dušek, Jeffrey E Lane, Stan Boutin
Male reproductive success in most mammals is determined by their success in direct inter-male competition through aggression and conflict, resulting in female-defense mating systems being predominant. This is linked to male testosterone levels and its dynamics. However, in certain environments, a scramble-competition mating system has evolved, where female reproductive behavior takes precedence and male testosterone dynamics are unlikely to be related to inter-male competition. We studied the North American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus), a species with a well-established scramble-competition system...
June 22, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
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