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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635677/t-cell-manipulation-strategies-to-prevent-graft-versus-host-disease-in-haploidentical-stem-cell-transplantation
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Jayakumar Vadakekolathu, Sergio Rutella
Allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from an human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-identical donor can be curative for eligible patients with non-malignant and malignant haematological disorders. HSCT from alternative donor sources, such as HLA-mismatched haploidentical donors, is increasingly considered as a viable therapeutic option for patients lacking HLA-matched donors. Initial attempts at haploidentical HSCT were associated with vigorous bidirectional alloreactivity, leading to unacceptably high rates of graft rejection and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)...
June 21, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633184/peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-position-evaluated-by-ultrasound-can-it-replace-abdomen-x-ray-in-patients-presenting-catheter-misplacement
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Matthias Zeiler, Luca Zanoli, Rosalia Viviana Scarfia, Stefano Santarelli, Antonio Granata
Background Malfunction of the peritoneal dialysis catheter is frequently caused by dislocation. The diagnostic approach is classically based on abdomen X-ray together with detailed case history and physical examination. Despite being rarely applied in clinical practice to evaluate catheter misplacement, ultrasound is a noninvasive, radiation-free technique that is potentially useful also to explore reasons for catheter malfunction. Consequently, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound to identify peritoneal catheter misplacement...
June 20, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632929/persistent-neuropsychiatric-impairment-in-hcv-patients-or-educational-mismatch
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Anders Gade
Dirks et al.(1) just published a study of 159 patients infected with hepatitis C virus. They are to be commended for excluding patients with advanced fibrosis or liver cirrhosis, HIV co-infection, and present drug addiction, which have confounded interpretation in many earlier studies of HCV. The four patient groups differed significantly from controls in most cognitive domains studied. However, for the evaluation of these cognitive test results, a crucial piece of information is missing in the article: education...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632323/clinical-outcomes-of-hla-dpb1-mismatches-in-10-10-hla-matched-unrelated-donor-recipient-pairs-undergoing-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant
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Ann M Moyer, Shahrukh K Hashmi, Cynthia M Kroning, Walter K Kremers, Steven R De Goey, Mrinal Patnaik, Mark Litzow, Dennis A Gastineau, William J Hogan, Eapen K Jacob, Justin D Kreuter, Laurie L Wakefield, Manish J Gandhi
OBJECTIVE: HLA-DPB1 matching may impact allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) outcomes; however, this locus is not in linkage disequilibrium with the remainder of the HLA genes. After classifying HLA-DPB1 mismatches based on T-cell epitope, avoiding non-permissive mismatches may impact survival. We tested this hypothesis at a single academic institution. METHODS: Retrospective HLA-DPB1 genotyping was performed on 153 adult patients who underwent ASCT and unrelated donors matched for HLA-A, B, C, DRB1 and DQB1 loci (10/10)...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631269/missing-hla-c-group-1-ligand-in-patients-with-aml-and-mds-is-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-relapse-and-better-survival-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-with-fludarabine-and-treosulfan-reduced-toxicity-conditioning
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Avichai Shimoni, Luca Vago, Massimo Bernardi, Ronit Yerushalmi, Jacopo Peccatori, Raffaella Greco, Noga Shem-Tov, Alessandro Lo Russo, Ivetta Danylesko, Arie Apel, Chiara Bonini, Maria Teresa Lupo Stanghellini, Arnon Nagler, Fabio Ciceri
Reduced-toxicity conditioning with fludarabine and treosulfan is a dose-intensive regimen with enhanced anti-leukemia effect and acceptable toxicity in AML/MDS. HLA-C regulates natural-killer (NK) cell function by inhibiting Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) and is divided into C1 and C2 epitopes. The missing-ligand theory suggests that missing recipient KIR ligands drives NK-alloreactivity after SCT, in the absence of HLA-mismatch by activating unlicensed donor NK cells. We analyzed SCT outcomes in 203 patients with AML/MDS, median age 58 years, given SCT from matched-siblings (n=97) or matched-unrelated donors (n=106), using two treosulfan doses (total 36 or 42 gr/m2)...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629877/the-effect-of-a-genetic-variant-on-quantitative-real-time-pcr-in-a-case-of-disseminated-adenovirus-infection
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Thomas J Gniadek, Michael T Forman, Isabella Martin, Ravit Arav-Boger, Alexandra Valsamakis
A patient developed disseminated adenovirus infection following bone marrow transplant. TaqMan real-time PCR showed reduced maximum fluorescence in the amplification curve from all plasma samples. Sequencing revealed three single nucleotide mismatches between the TaqMan probe and probe binding region. Real-time PCR with probe matching the isolate sequence showed normal amplification and a higher copy number result.
June 1, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629575/outcome-of-patients-with-proximal-vessel-occlusion-of-the-anterior-circulation-and-dwi-pwi-mismatch-is-time-dependent
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Sibu Mundiyanapurath, Sascha Diatschuk, Sarah Loebel, Johannes Pfaff, Mirko Pham, Markus Alfred Möhlenbruch, Wolfgang Wick, Martin Bendszus, Peter A Ringleb, Alexander Radbruch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with ischemic stroke and large vessel occlusion are assumed to benefit from endovascular therapy (ET) independent of the symptom onset-to-treatment time (OTT) if they present with a mismatch of diffusion- and perfusion-weighted imaging (DWI-PWI mismatch). We aimed at studying the influence of OTT on clinical outcome in these patients. METHODS: Retrospective database review in a tertiary care university hospital. All patients presented with proximal vessel occlusion of the anterior circulation and DWI-PWI mismatch...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627016/unique-clinical-conditions-associated-with-different-acinar-regions-of-fibrosis-in-long-term-surviving-pediatric-liver-grafts
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Marjolein Baas, Annette S H Gouw, Marius C van den Heuvel, Bouke G Hepkema, Paul M G J Peeters, HenkJan Verkade, René Scheenstra
In the majority of long-term survivors after PLTx, graft fibrosis has been identified. Recently, subtypes of graft fibrosis have been described based on their predominant acinar localization. We aimed to evaluate whether the development of portal, perisinusoidal, and centrilobular distribution of graft fibrosis is related to patient or transplantation-related parameters. We reviewed the histological features in protocol liver biopsies taken at 1 and 5 years after PLTx of 47 children on a tacrolimus-based immunosuppressive regimen...
June 18, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626031/mismatch-repair-deficiency-confers-sensitivity-to-checkpoint-blockade
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PD-1 blockade with pembrolizumab achieves responses in 53% of patients with MMR-deficient tumors.
June 16, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625978/the-alkylating-chemotherapeutic-temozolomide-induces-metabolic-stress-in-idh1-mutant-cancers-and-potentiates-nad-depletion-mediated-cytotoxicity
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Kensuke Tateishi, Fumi Higuchi, Julie Miller, Mara V A Koerner, Nina Lelic, Ganesh M Shankar, Shota Tanaka, David E Fisher, Tracy Batchelor, A John Iafrate, Hiroaki Wakimoto, Andrew S Chi, Daniel P Cahill
IDH1-mutant gliomas are dependent upon the canonical coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) for survival. It is known that Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) activation consumes NAD+ during base excision repair (BER) of chemotherapy-induced DNA damage. We therefore hypothesized that a strategy combining NAD+ biosynthesis inhibitors with the alkylating chemotherapeutic agent temozolomide (TMZ) could potentiate NAD+ depletion-mediated cytotoxicity in mutant IDH1 cancer cells. To investigate the impact of TMZ on NAD+ metabolism, patient-derived xenografts and engineered mutant IDH1-expressing cell lines were exposed to TMZ, in vitro and in vivo, both alone and in combination with nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) inhibitors, which block NAD+ biosynthesis...
June 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624221/mir-1290-is-a-biomarker-in-dna-mismatch-repair-deficient-colon-cancer-and-promotes-resistance-to-5-fluorouracil-by-directly-targeting-hmsh2
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Ling Ye, Tao Jiang, Huanzhang Shao, Lin Zhong, Zhaowen Wang, Yuan Liu, Huamei Tang, Bingyu Qin, Xiaoqing Zhang, Junwei Fan
5-Fluorouracil (5FU)-based adjuvant therapy is the first-line therapy for treating stage II and III colon cancer after surgery. However, its therapeutic efficacy is limited because of chemoresistance, especially in deficient mismatch repair (dMMR) colon cancer. Here, we first used laser capture microdissection to obtain purified cells from four dMMR and four proficient mismatch repair (pMMR) colon cancer tissues. Second, microRNA (miRNA) microarray chips were used to identify miRNAs that are differentially expressed between these two classes of tumors...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623525/comparison-of-czt-spect-and-conventional-spect-for-assessment-of-contractile-function-mechanical-synchrony-and-myocardial-scar-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Dayong Wu, Zongyao Zhang, Rongzheng Ma, Feng Guo, Lei Wang, Wei Fang
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare CZT-SPECT (CZT SPECT) to conventional SPECT (C-SPECT) in the assessment of left ventricular myocardial scar, contractile function, and mechanical synchrony in patients with heart failure (HF). METHODS: Fifty-nine patients with HF who were referred for myocardial perfusion/metabolism imaging were enrolled. All patients underwent resting (99m)Tc-MIBI gated myocardial perfusion imaging using a CZT SPECT camera and a C-SPECT camera, respectively, and (18)F-FDG PET myocardial metabolism imaging within three days...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622901/tridimensional-analysis-of-rotatory-subluxation-and-sagittal-spinopelvic-alignment-in-the-setting-of-adult-spinal-deformity
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Emmanuelle Ferrero, Renaud Lafage, Bassel G Diebo, Vincent Challier, Brice Illharreborde, Frank Schwab, Wafa Skalli, Pierre Guigui, Virginie Lafage
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective single-center. OBJECTIVE: To investigate rotatory subluxation (RS) in adult spinal deformity (ASD) with three-dimensional (3D) stereoradiographic images and analyze relationships between RS, transverse plane parameters, spinopelvic parameters, and clinical outcomes. BACKGROUND: Recent research has demonstrated that sagittal plane malalignment and listhesis correlate with ASD patient-reported outcomes. However, there is still a lack of knowledge regarding the clinical impact of 3D evaluation and rotatory subluxation...
July 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620278/revealing-the-dysfunction-of-schematic-facial-expression-processing-in-schizophrenia-a-comparative-study-of-different-references
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Shenglin She, Haijing Li, Yuping Ning, Jianjuan Ren, Zhangying Wu, Rongcheng Huang, Jingping Zhao, Qian Wang, Yingjun Zheng
The use of event-related potential (ERP) recording technology during perceptual and cognitive processing has been studied in order to develop objective diagnostic indexes for people with neuropsychiatric disorders. For example, patients with schizophrenia exhibit consistent abnormalities in face-evoked early components of ERPs and mismatch negativities (MMNs). In most studies, the choice of reference has been the average reference (AVE), but whether this is the most suitable choice is still unknown. The aim of this study was to systematically compare the AVE and reference electrode standardization technique (REST) methods for assessing expressional face-evoked early visual ERPs and visual MMNs (vMMNs) in patients with schizophrenia and healthy controls...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619747/successful-immune-checkpoint-blockade-in-a-patient-with-advanced-stage-microsatellite-unstable-biliary-tract-cancer
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Elena Czink, Matthias Kloor, Benjamin Goeppert, Stefan Froehling, Sebastian Uhrig, Tim F Weber, Joern Meinel, Christian Sutter, Karl Heinz Weiss, Peter Schirmacher, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Dirk Jaeger, Christoph Springfeld
Cancers acquire multiple somatic mutations that can lead to the generation of immunogenic mutation-induced neoantigens. These neoantigens can be recognized by the host's immune system. However, continuous stimulation of immune cells against tumor antigens can lead to immune cell exhaustion, which allows uncontrolled outgrowth of tumor cells. Recently, immune checkpoint inhibitors have emerged as a novel approach to overcome immune cell exhaustion and re-activate anti-tumor immune responses. In particular, antibodies blocking the exhaustion-mediating programmed death receptor (PD-1)/PD-L1 pathway have shown clinical efficacy...
June 15, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618290/defining-trauma-in-complex-care-management-safety-net-providers-perspectives-on-structural-vulnerability-and-time
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Ariana Thompson-Lastad, Irene H Yen, Mark D Fleming, Meredith Van Natta, Sara Rubin, Janet K Shim, Nancy J Burke
In this paper, we delineate how staff of two complex care management (CCM) programs in urban safety net hospitals in the United States understand trauma. We seek to (1) describe how staff in CCM programs talk about trauma in their patients' lives; (2) discuss how trauma concepts allow staff to understand patients' symptoms, health-related behaviors, and responses to care as results of structural conditions; and (3) delineate the mismatch between long-term needs of patients with histories of trauma and the short-term interventions that CCM programs provide...
June 12, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616779/-arthrodesis-of-the-distal-interphalangeal-joint-using-the-headless-compression-screw
#17
REVIEW
C K Spies, B Hohendorff, S Löw, L P Müller, J Oppermann, P Hahn, F Unglaub
OBJECTIVE: Arthrodesis of the distal interphalangeal joint of the fingers and interphalangeal joint of the thumb in order to gain reliable stability and function. INDICATIONS: Primary and secondary osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, defect lesions, septic joint destruction, posttraumatic joint deviation, fatal joint instability, fatal tendon lesions. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Persistent infections (empyema, osteomyelitis, phlegmon), deficient soft tissue mantle, bone/screw mismatch...
June 14, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612661/is-there-an-association-between-mismatch-negativity-and-cortical-thickness-in-schizophrenia-patients
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Jiyoon J Seol, Minah Kim, Kwang Hyuk Lee, Ji-Won Hur, Kang Ik K Cho, Tae Young Lee, Chun Kee Chung, Jun Soo Kwon
INTRODUCTION: Mismatch negativity (MMN) is thought to reflect preattentive, automatic auditory processing. Reduced MMN amplitude is among the most robust findings in schizophrenia research. MMN generators have been shown to be located in the temporal and frontal cortices, which are key areas in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. This study investigated whether frontotemporal cortical thickness was associated with reduced MMN current source density (CSD) strength in patients with schizophrenia...
June 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612360/analysis-of-local-versus-imported-expanded-criteria-donor-ecd-kidneys-a-single-center-experience-with-497-ecd-kidney-transplants
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Muhammad Arsalan Khan, Hany El-Hennawy, Alan C Farney, Jeffrey Rogers, Giuseppe Orlando, Amber Reeves-Daniel, Amudha Palanisamy, Michael Gautreaux, Samy Iskandar, William Doares, Scott Kaczmorski, Robert J Stratta
The value of importing expanded criteria donor (ECD) kidneys is uncertain. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our single center experience with ECD kidney transplants (KT). RESULTS: Over 12.8 years, we performed 497 ECD KTs including 247 local and 250 imported from other donor service areas. The import ECD group had more donors (16% vs 9%) ≥ age 70, more zero HLA-mismatches (14% vs 2%), more KTs with a cold ischemia time >30 hours (46% vs 19%), and fewer kidneys managed with pump preservation (78% vs 92%, all p ≤ 0...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611873/the-economics-of-an-admissions-holding-unit
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Kraftin E Schreyer, Richard Martin
INTRODUCTION: With increasing attention to the actual cost of delivering care, return-on-investment calculations take on new significance. Boarded patients in the emergency department (ED) are harmful to clinical care and have significant financial opportunity costs. We hypothesize that investment in an admissions holding unit for admitted ED patients not only captures opportunity cost but also significantly lowers direct cost of care. METHODS: This was a three-phase study at a busy urban teaching center with significant walkout rate...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
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