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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458027/invasive-cutaneous-facial-mucormycosis-in-a-trauma-patient
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Jonathon S Jundt, Mark E K Wong, Alexander M Tatara, Nagi M Demian
Mucormycosis, also known as zygomycosis, is an aggressive infection caused by a ubiquitous group of molds known as mucormycetes and is often associated with immune suppression or trauma among immunocompetent populations. We present the case of a 19-year-old woman who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in whom rapidly progressive invasive cutaneous facial mucormycosis subsequently developed. The diagnosis, treatment options, and incidence of this disease process are discussed in the context of trauma.
February 16, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457907/deletion-of-adipose-triglyceride-lipase-links-triacylglycerol-accumulation-to-a-more-aggressive-phenotype-in-a549-lung-carcinoma-cells
#2
Tamara Tomin, Katarina Fritz, Juergen Gindlhuber, Linda Waldherr, Bettina Pucher, Gerhard G Thallinger, Daniel K Nomura, Matthias Schittmayer, Ruth Birner-Gruenberger
Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) catalyzes the rate limiting step in triacylglycerol breakdown in adipocytes but is expressed in most tissues. The enzyme was shown to be lost in many human tumors, and its loss may play a role in early stages of cancer development. Here we report that loss of ATGL supports a more aggressive cancer phenotype in a model system where ATGL was deleted in A549 lung cancer cells by CRISPR/Cas9. We observed that loss of ATGL led to triacylglycerol accumulation in lipid droplets, and higher levels of cellular phospholipid and bioactive lipid species (lyso- and ether-phospholipids)...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457871/a-qtl-on-chromosome-1-modulates-inter-male-aggression-in-mice
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Anna Delprato, Brice Bonheur, Marie-Paule Algéo, Alba Murillo, Esha Dhawan, Lu Lu, Robert W Williams, Wim E Crusio
Aggression between male conspecifics is a complex social behavior that is likely modulated by multiple gene variants. In this study the BXD recombinant inbred mouse strains (RIS) were used to map quantitative trait loci (QTLs) underlying behaviors associated with intermale aggression. Four hundred and fifty-seven males from 55 strains (including the parentals) were observed at an age of 13 +/- 1 week in a resident-intruder test following 10 days of isolation. Attack latency was measured directly within a 10 minute time period and the test was repeated 24 hours later...
February 19, 2018: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457869/assessment-of-the-spectrum-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-a-multi-center-study
#4
Bradley Reuter, Kara Walter, Julien Bissonnette, Michael D Leise, Jennifer Lai, Puneeta Tandon, Patrick S Kamath, Scott W Biggins, Christopher F Rose, James B Wade, Jasmohan S Bajaj
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a major cause of morbidity in cirrhosis. However its severity assessment is often subjective, which needs to be studied systematically. AIM: To determine how accurately trainee and non-trainee practitioners grade and manage HE patients throughout its severity. METHODS: We performed a survey study using standardized simulated patient videos at 4 US and 3 Canadian centers. Participants were trainees (gastroenterology/hepatology fellows) and non-trainees (faculty, nurse practitioners, physician assistants)...
February 19, 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457684/poorly-differentiated-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-breast-with-merkel-cell-features
#5
Emily L Albright, Matthew E Keeney, Amani Bashir, Ronald J Weigel
Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast is a rare tumor subtype comprising less than 1% of breast cancers in the United States. Merkel cell features within this rare subtype are even rarer. We report a neuroendocrine breast carcinoma with Merkel cell features. The patient underwent breast conservation therapy and a sentinel lymph node biopsy. Unfortunately, the tumor was extremely aggressive and at 5 weeks postoperatively she presented with widely metastatic disease. Due to the aggressive nature of this tumor, we reviewed the literature and treatment options for this rare variant of a rare subtype...
February 19, 2018: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457520/caregiver-reactions-to-aggressive-behaviors-in-persons-with-dementia-in-a-diverse-community-dwelling-sample
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Bryan R Hansen, Nancy A Hodgson, Chakra Budhathoki, Laura N Gitlin
PURPOSE: To describe caregiver challenges with and confidence managing three aggressive behavior types in persons with dementia: verbal aggression, destroying property, and threatening to hurt others. DESIGN AND METHOD: Secondary analysis of baseline data from the 2001-2004 Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health II (REACH II) initiative. RESULTS: One or more aggressive behaviors within 1 week were reported by more than a third of caregivers, with most expressing upset but fewer expressing confidence managing the behaviors...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456881/multimodality-treatment-of-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-where-are-we-with-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Christopher M Jones, Alessandro Brunelli, Matthew E Callister, Kevin N Franks
Purpose of review: The majority of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) present with advanced disease and overall survival rates are poor. This article outlines the current and outstanding evidence for the use of multimodality treatment in this group of patients, including in combination with an increasing number of treatment options, such as immunotherapy and genotype-targeted small molecule inhibitors. Recent findings: Optimal therapy for surgically resectable stage III disease remains debatable and currently the choice of treatment reflects each individual patient's disease characteristics and the expertise and opinion of the thoracic multi-disciplinary team...
2018: Current Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456740/an-obligatory-anaerobic-salmonella-typhimurium-strain-redirects-m2-macrophages-to-the-m1-phenotype
#8
Mei Yang, Juan Xu, Qi Wang, An-Qin Zhang, Kun Wang
A genetically engineered Salmonella typhimurium strain that may be applied in the medically useful therapeutic strategy of using bacterial agents to target breast cancer in a tumor-bearing nude mouse model has been previously reported. Furthermore, immune cell accumulation in breast tumor types has been observed, particularly distributed in regions surrounding the bacteria. M2 macrophages are associated with breast cancer aggressiveness, whereas M1 macrophages are prone to devouring bacteria and killing cancer cells...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456734/homeobox-b3-promotes-tumor-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-glioblastoma
#9
Ke Xu, Chun Qiu, Hua Pei, Muhammad Aamer Mehmood, Huamin Wang, Liang Li, Qianfeng Xia
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive brain tumor in adults with the highest mortality rate. Despite advances achieved in treatment and research, the median survival for patients with GBM remains <1.5 years. This figure prompted the present study to identify novel genes associated with GBM development and progression to ultimately improve GBM treatment. The current study sought to determine the role of homeobox B3 (HOXB3) in GBM cell invasion and proliferation. HOXB3 was highly expressed in GBM tissues and glioma cell lines...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456529/challenges-and-opportunities-for-biomarkers-of-clinical-response-to-ahsct-in-autoimmunity
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Kristina M Harris, Tingting Lu, Noha Lim, Laurence A Turka
Autoimmunity represents a broad category of diseases that involve a variety of organ targets and distinct autoantigens. For patients with autoimmune diseases who fail to respond to approved disease-modifying treatments, autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) after high-dose immunosuppressive therapy provides an alternative strategy. Although more than 100 studies have been published on AHSCT efficacy in autoimmunity, the mechanisms that confer long-term disease remission as opposed to continued deterioration or disease reactivation remain to be determined...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456457/effect-of-ovarian-cancer-ascites-on-skov-3-cells-proteome-new-proteins-associated-with-aggressive-phenotype-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Alfredo Toledo-Leyva, Julio César Villegas-Pineda, Sergio Encarnación-Guevara, Dolores Gallardo-Rincón, Patricia Talamás-Rohana
Background: Epithelial ovarian cancer is the second most lethal gynecological cancer worldwide. Ascites can be found in all clinical stages, however in advanced disease stages IIIC and IV it is more frequent and could be massive, associated with worse prognosis. Due to the above, it was our interest to understanding how the ascites of ovarian cancer patients induces the mechanisms by which the cells present in it acquire a more aggressive phenotype and to know new proteins associated to this process...
2018: Proteome Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456350/recurrent-glioblastomas-exhibit-higher-expression-of-biomarkers-with-stem-like-properties
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B N Nandeesh, Sharmistha Naskar, Arun H Shashtri, A Arivazhagan, Vani Santosh
Background: Despite advances in the treatment of glioblastoma (GBM), the prognosis of patients continues to remain dismal. This unfavorable prognosis is mainly attributed to the tumor's propensity for progression and recurrence, which in turn is due to the highly aggressive nature of the persisting GBM cells that actively egress from the main tumor mass into the surrounding normal brain tissue. Such a recurrent tumor described to have a more malignant potential is highly invasive and resistant to current therapies, probably due to increased stemness and preferential selection of therapy-resistant clones of tumor cells...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456312/long-term-effect-of-lactobacillus-brevis-cd2-inersan-%C3%A2-and-or-doxycycline-in-aggressive-periodontitis
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Mishal Piyush Shah, Sheela Kumar Gujjari, Veerendrakumar Siddhpur Chandrasekhar
Context: The over usage and broad use of antibiotics resulted in the emergence of resistant microorganisms to the drugs which also disturb the indigenous microflora, which include the Lactobacillus in the oral cavity. Hence, it is preferred to avoid the use of antibiotics. Aims: The hypothesis tested in this study was that 14 days of treatment with Lactobacillus brevis CD2 lozenges, L. brevis CD2 with oral doxycycline, or doxycycline alone would have a beneficial effect on periodontal health after 5 months...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456240/novel-synthetic-bisindolylmaleimide-alkaloids-inhibit-stat3-activation-by-binding-to-the-sh2-domain-and-suppress-breast-xenograft-tumor-growth
#14
Xia Li, Hongguang Ma, Lin Li, Yifan Chen, Xiao Sun, Zizheng Dong, Jing-Yuan Liu, Weiming Zhu, Jian-Ting Zhang
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is constitutively activated in malignant tumors and plays important roles in multiple aspects of cancer aggressiveness. Thus, targeting STAT3 promises to be an attractive strategy for the treatment of advanced metastatic tumors. Bisindolylmaleimide alkaloid (BMA) has been shown to have anti-cancer activities and was thought to suppress tumor cell growth by inhibiting protein kinase C. In this study, we show that a newly synthesized BMA analog, BMA097, is effective in suppressing tumor cell and xenograft growth and in inducing spontaneous apoptosis...
February 19, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455872/-pd-l1-expression-and-pd-1-pd-l1-inhibitors-in-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Audrey Monneur, Anthony Gonçalves, François Bertucci
The development of immune checkpoints inhibitors represents one of the major recent advances in oncology. Monoclonal antibodies directed against the programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) or its ligand (PD-L1) provides durable disease control, particularly in melanoma, lung, kidney, bladder and head and neck cancers. The purpose of this review is to synthesize current data on the expression of PD-L1 in breast cancer and on the preliminary clinical results of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in breast cancer patients. In breast cancer, PD-L1 expression is heterogeneous and is generally associated with the presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes as well as the presence of poor-prognosis factors, such as young age, high grade, ER-negativity, PR-negativity, and HER-2 overexpression, high proliferative index, and aggressive molecular subtypes (triple negative, basal-like, HER-2-overexpressing)...
February 15, 2018: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455787/cardiovascular-risk-factors-profile-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-with-particular-reference-to-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
#16
Sheeren Khaled, Rajaa Matahen
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains a leading cause of death in the United States. Numerous studies have shown that the degree of LV systolic dysfunction is a major if not the most important determinant of long-term outcome in ACS. OBJECTIVES: To identify the most important risk factors and other clinical predictors which might have impact on left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with ACS. RESULTS: The total patients (299) admitted to our center from July, 2015 till December, 2015; with established diagnosis of ACS were classified in to two groups: Group I: 193 patients with impaired LVEF <40% (64...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455674/aggressive-fibromatosis-in-the-infratemporal-fossa-presenting-as-trismus-a-case-report
#17
Sunil Munakomi
BACKGROUND: Here we report a very rare entity of an infratemporal region aggressive fibromatosis in a 23-year-old Tharu man who had presented with the symptoms of painless but progressive trismus. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of aggressive fibromatosis in a 23-year-old Tharu man. Radiological imaging as well as an immunohistochemistry panel from a biopsy indicated a diagnosis of an aggressive fibromatosis. Since there was no aggravation in his trismus following surgery and because of his poor socioeconomic status, he was advised to attend regular follow-up visits without any adjuvant therapy...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455641/circadian-pathway-genetic-variation-and-cancer-risk-evidence-from-genome-wide-association-studies
#18
Simone Mocellin, Saveria Tropea, Clara Benna, Carlo Riccardo Rossi
BACKGROUND: Dysfunction of the circadian clock and single polymorphisms of some circadian genes have been linked to cancer susceptibility, although data are scarce and findings inconsistent. We aimed to investigate the association between circadian pathway genetic variation and risk of developing common cancers based on the findings of genome-wide association studies (GWASs). METHODS: Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of 17 circadian genes reported by three GWAS meta-analyses dedicated to breast (Discovery, Biology, and Risk of Inherited Variants in Breast Cancer (DRIVE) Consortium; cases, n = 15,748; controls, n = 18,084), prostate (Elucidating Loci Involved in Prostate Cancer Susceptibility (ELLIPSE) Consortium; cases, n = 14,160; controls, n = 12,724) and lung carcinoma (Transdisciplinary Research In Cancer of the Lung (TRICL) Consortium; cases, n = 12,160; controls, n = 16,838) in patients of European ancestry were utilized to perform pathway analysis by means of the adaptive rank truncated product (ARTP) method...
February 19, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455638/the-clinicopathological-and-prognostic-significance-of-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expression-in-patients-with-non-medullary-thyroid-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Marra Aghajani, Susannah Graham, Charles McCafferty, Christina Abdel Shaheed, Tara Roberts, Paul DeSouza, Tao Yang, Navin Niles
BACKGROUND: Evidence has shown that PD-L1 overexpression is associated with poor prognosis and resistance to immune therapies in several human cancers. However, data on the prognostic significance of PD-L1 expression in thyroid cancer is limited and remains controversial. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we aimed to comprehensively evaluate the clinicopathological significance and prognostic value of PD-L1 expression in non-medullary thyroid cancers. SUMMARY: Electronic databases, including Medline/PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library, were searched up until July 5th, 2017...
February 17, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455234/blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-update-on-therapy-especially-novel-agents
#20
REVIEW
Shunan Wang, Xingtong Wang, Mingsuo Liu, Ou Bai
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare and aggressive hematopoietic malignancy mainly affecting elderly patients. Most patients present with asymptomatic skin lesions as the first symptom and has a high frequency of bone marrow involvement. BPDCN is typically characterized by CD4+ and CD 56+ co-expression without common lymphoid or myeloid lineage markers. There is no consensus on the optimal therapeutic strategy for BPDCN. It is highly responsive to chemotherapy but the median event-free survival is very short...
February 17, 2018: Annals of Hematology
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