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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453713/-1-h-13-c-and-15-n-resonance-assignments-of-cw-domain-of-the-n-methyltransferase-ashh2-free-and-bound-to-the-mono-di-and-tri-methylated-histone-h3-tail-peptides
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Olena Dobrovolska, Maxim Bril'kov, Øyvind Ødegård-Fougner, Rein Aasland, Øyvind Halskau
The ASHH2 CW domain is responsible for recognizing the methylation state at lysine 4 of histone 3 N-terminal tails and implicated in the recruitment of the ASHH2 methyltransferase enzyme correctly to the histones. The ASHH2 CW domain binds H3 lysine motifs that can be either mono-, di-, or tri-methylated [ARTK(meX)QTAR, where X denotes the number of methylations], but binds strongest to monomethylated instances (K d values reported in the range of 1 µm to 500 nM). Hoppmann et al. published the uncomplexed NMR structure of an ASHH2 CW domain in 2011...
February 16, 2018: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435905/neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-gallbladder-a-step-beyond-palliative-therapy-experience-of-25-cases
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Amol Vijay Kanetkar, Shraddha Patkar, Krunal Harischandra Khobragade, Vikas Ostwal, Anant Ramaswamy, Mahesh Goel
PURPOSE: Published literature on gall bladder neuroendocrine tumors (GB NETs) is limited with none reporting the role of multimodal therapy. METHODS: Patients with histologically confirmed GB NETs treated at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, from January 2010 to June 2017 were analyzed. Staging was done by contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) of abdomen and chest or a positron emission topography (PET) scan. Tumor marker (CA19-9) was measured. WHO-2017 guideline was used to classify GB NETs...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432583/the-clinical-utility-of-pgd-with-hla-matching-a-collaborative-multi-centre-eshre-study
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G Kakourou, S Kahraman, G C Ekmekci, H A Tac, G Kourlaba, E Kourkouni, A Cervero Sanz, J Martin, H Malmgren, C Giménez, V Gold, F Carvalho, C Billi, J F C Chow, X Vendrell, G Kokkali, J Liss, J Steffann, J Traeger-Synodinos
STUDY QUESTION: Has PGD-HLA been successful relative to diagnostic and clinical efficacy? SUMMARY ANSWER: The diagnostic efficacy of PGD-HLA protocols was found lower in this study in comparison to published PGD-HLA protocols and to that reported for general PGD by ESHRE (78.5 vs 94.1% and vs 92.6%, respectively), while the clinical efficacy has proven very difficult to assess due to inadequate follow-up of both the ART/PGD and HSCT procedure outcomes. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The first clinical cases for PGD-HLA were reported in 2001...
February 8, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432312/survival-following-tumor-recurrence-in-children-with-medulloblastoma
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Donna L Johnston, Daniel Keene, Douglas Strother, Maria Taneva, Lucie Lafay-Cousin, Chris Fryer, Katrin Scheinemann, Anne-Sophie Carret, Adam Fleming, Samina Afzal, Beverly Wilson, Lynette Bowes, Shayna Zelcer, Chris Mpofu, Mariana Silva, Valerie Larouche, Josee Brossard, Eric Bouffet
Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor in children. Published survival rates for this tumor are ∼70%; however, there is limited published information on outcome after disease recurrence. This was an observational study which included all persons under the age of 18 years diagnosed with medulloblastoma from 1990 to 2009 inclusive in Canada. Data collected included date of diagnosis, age at diagnosis, sex, stage, pathology, treatment, recurrence, and current status. Survival rates were determined...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427291/prognostic-impact-of-tumour-stroma-ratio-in-early-stage-oral-tongue-cancers
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Alhadi Almangush, Ilkka Heikkinen, Nassira Bakhti, Laura K Mäkinen, Joonas H Kauppila, Matti Pukkila, Jaana Hagström, Jussi Laranne, Ylermi Soini, Luiz Paulo Kowalski, Reidar Grénman, Caj Haglund, Antti A Mäkitie, Ricardo D Coletta, Ilmo Leivo, Tuula Salo
AIMS: Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) has a relatively poor outcome and there is a need to identify better prognostic factors. Recently, tumour-stroma ratio (TSR) has been associated with prognosis in several cancers. This multi-institutional study evaluates the prognostic value of TSR from original HE-stained tumor-resection slides in a series of early-stage (cT1-2N0) OTSCC patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: A TSR cutoff value of 50% was used to divide the patients into stroma-rich (≥50%) and stroma-poor (<50%) groups...
February 10, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405038/systemic-treatments-for-metastatic-cutaneous-melanoma
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REVIEW
Sandro Pasquali, Andreas V Hadjinicolaou, Vanna Chiarion Sileni, Carlo Riccardo Rossi, Simone Mocellin
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of people with metastatic cutaneous melanoma, a skin cancer, is generally poor. Recently, new classes of drugs (e.g. immune checkpoint inhibitors and small-molecule targeted drugs) have significantly improved patient prognosis, which has drastically changed the landscape of melanoma therapeutic management. This is an update of a Cochrane Review published in 2000. OBJECTIVES: To assess the beneficial and harmful effects of systemic treatments for metastatic cutaneous melanoma...
February 6, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402239/primary-extra-uterine-and-extra-ovarian-mullerian-adenosarcoma-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Vincenzo Dario Mandato, Federica Torricelli, Valentina Mastrofilippo, Riccardo Valli, Lorenzo Aguzzoli, Giovanni Battista La Sala
BACKGROUND: Extra-uterine mullerian adenosarcomas have varying biological behaviours depending on the presence of endometriosis or sarcomatous overgrowth. These behaviours manifest according to the tumours' histological characteristics and sites of origin. The best treatment and oncologic outcome have not been clarified because only a few cases of extra-uterine and extra-ovarian adenosarcoma have been described in the literature. Here, we report a case of primary peritoneal adenosarcoma with sarcomatous overgrowth and review all reported cases of adenosarcomas arising outside of the uterus and outside the ovaries to identify the best treatment options and clarify outcomes...
February 5, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398655/community-led-total-sanitation-a-mixed-methods-systematic-review-of-evidence-and-its-quality
#8
REVIEW
Vidya Venkataramanan, Jonny Crocker, Andrew Karon, Jamie Bartram
BACKGROUND: Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) is a widely applied rural behavior change approach for ending open defecation. However, evidence of its impact is unclear. OBJECTIVES: We conducted a systematic review of journal-published and gray literature to a) assess evidence quality, b) summarize CLTS impacts, and c) identify factors affecting implementation and effectiveness. METHODS: Eligible studies were systematically screened and selected for analysis from searches of seven databases and 16 websites...
February 2, 2018: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382615/pain-free-outcomes-and-durability-of-surgical-intervention-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-comparison-of-gamma-knife-and-microvascular-decompression
#9
Zachary S Mendelson, Jayant R Velagala, Gurkirat Kohli, Gary M Heir, Antonios Mammis, James K Liu
OBJECTIVE: Procedural options for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) include microvascular decompression (MVD) and gamma knife surgery (GKS). Currently, there is no definitive consensus as to which of the two options is more effective at providing immediate and long-lasting pain relief. This study seeks to better evaluate the differences between these two options in terms of rates of complete pain relief and pain-free recurrence METHODS: A systematic review was conducted on published studies of MVD and GKS for treatment of TN from 2004 to 2014...
January 27, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375213/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-gastric-cancer-is-it-a-must-or-a-fake
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Rossella Reddavid, Silvia Sofia, Paolo Chiaro, Fabio Colli, Renza Trapani, Laura Esposito, Mario Solej, Maurizio Degiuli
AIM: To investigate the neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) effect on the survival of patients with proper stomach cancer submitted to D2 gastrectomy. METHODS: We proceeded to a review of the literature with PubMed, Embase, ASCO and ESMO meeting abstracts as well as computerized use of the Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing NAC followed by surgery (NAC + S) with surgery alone (SA) for gastric cancer (GC). The primary outcome was the overall survival rate...
January 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362840/role-of-interventional-radiology-in-managing-pediatric-liver-tumors-part-1-endovascular-interventions
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REVIEW
Matthew P Lungren, Alexander J Towbin, Derek J Roebuck, Eric J Monroe, Anne E Gill, Avnesh Thakor, Richard B Towbin, Anne Marie Cahill, C Matthew Hawkins
Primary liver malignancies are rare in children. Hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) together represent the overwhelming majority of cases. Overall survival of hepatoblastoma approaches 80% with multimodal treatment approaches that include chemotherapy, surgery and transplantation. However, there remains a subset of children with hepatoblastoma in whom resection or transplantation is not possible. The 5-year survival for children diagnosed with HCC is less than 30% and remains a significant therapeutic challenge...
January 23, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338444/adp53-gendicine-12-years-in-clinic-the-first-approved-gene-therapy-product-for-cancer
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Wei-Wei Zhang, Jianglong Li, Dinggang Li, Jiliang Liu, Xiuqin Li, Wei Li, Xiaolong Xu, Michael J Zhang, Lois Chandler, Hong Lin, Aiguo Hu, Wei Xu, Dominic Man-Kit Lam
Gendicine (Recombinant Human p53 Adenovirus, AdRSV-p53), developed by Shenzhen SiBiono GeneTech Company, was approved by CFDA in 2003. It has been used in clinical oncology for 12 years since it entered the market in 2004. As the first-in-class product for cancer gene therapy, Gendicine met its expectation and demonstrated with ample clinical data that it is safe and effective for treating cancer. SiBiono manufactured 41 batches in compliant with CFDA QC/QA requirements. Total 169,571 vials (1.0x1012 vector particles per vial) were used in more than 50,000 patients, among them about 5,000 were international form over 50 nations outside China...
January 16, 2018: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310405/uterine-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-more-common-than-expected-case-report-and-review
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Vincenzo Dario Mandato, Riccardo Valli, Valentina Mastrofilippo, Alessandra Bisagni, Lorenzo Aguzzoli, Giovanni Battista La Sala
RATIONALE: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm composed of spindled to epithelioid cells with prominent myxoid stroma and inflammatory infiltrate. It has a low but definite malignant potential. However, its management has never been standardized. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSIS: We present the first case of uterine IMT laparoscopically treated. Moreover, we reviewed the English literature regarding uterine IMT published between 1987 and June 2017...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290261/does-nivolumab-for-progressed-metastatic-lung-cancer-fulfill-its-promises-an-efficacy-and-safety-analysis-in-20-general-hospitals
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Kurt G Tournoy, Michiel Thomeer, Paul Germonpré, Sofie Derijcke, Rebecca De Pauw, Daniëlla Galdermans, Karl Govaert, Elke Govaerts, Rob Schildermans, Isabelle Declercq, Nele De Brucker, Karin Pat, Rika Van Herreweghe, Luc Van Zandweghe, Luc Vanmaele, Valerie Van Damme, Heidi Marien, Sofie De Craene, Isabelle Fabry, Patrick Alexander, Piet Vercauter, Ingel Demedts
OBJECTIVES: In patients with refractory or recurrent non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after first line chemotherapy, phase III trials showed superiority of nivolumab, an IgG4 programmed death-1 immune-checkpoint-inhibitor antibody, over docetaxel. We evaluated case mix, effectiveness and safety of nivolumab upon implementation in general practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 20 general hospitals, all consecutive NSCLC patients treated with nivolumab within the medical need program (inclusion period 12 months) in Flanders - Belgium were evaluated...
January 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281288/reverse-and-random-decoy-methods-for-false-discovery-rate-estimation-in-high-mass-accuracy-peptide-spectral-library-searches
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Zheng Zhang, Meghan Burke, Yuri A Mirokhin, Dmitrii V Tchekhovskoi, Sanford P Markey, Wen Yu, Raghothama Chaerkady, Sonja Hess, Stephen E Stein
Spectral library searching (SLS) is an attractive alternative to sequence database searching (SDS) for peptide identification due to its speed, sensitivity, and ability to include any selected mass spectra. While decoy methods for SLS have been developed for low mass accuracy peptide spectral libraries, it is not clear that they are optimal or directly applicable to high mass accuracy spectra. Therefore, in this paper we report the development and validation of methods for high mass accuracy decoy libraries...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278423/exercise-for-intermittent-claudication
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REVIEW
Risha Lane, Amy Harwood, Lorna Watson, Gillian C Leng
BACKGROUND: Exercise programmes are a relatively inexpensive, low-risk option compared with other, more invasive therapies for treatment of leg pain on walking (intermittent claudication (IC)). This is the fourth update of a review first published in 1998. OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to determine whether an exercise programme was effective in alleviating symptoms and increasing walking treadmill distances and walking times in people with intermittent claudication. Secondary objectives were to determine whether exercise was effective in preventing deterioration of underlying disease, reducing cardiovascular events, and improving quality of life...
December 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276600/atraumatic-bilateral-rupture-of-the-peroneus-brevis-tendon-in-recreational-sport-a-case-report
#17
Patric Scheidegger, Lukas Weisskopf, Anja Hirschmüller
Issue: Lower extremity tendon injuries often occur in physically active individuals. Most ruptures not involving great force are diagnosed in patients presenting underlying tendon degenerations. This also applies to patients taking medications because of a disease. We have observed several cases of bilateral Achilles tendon ruptures in patients who have been taking cortisone for a long period. We treated a healthy colleague (neurologist) in our clinic who sustained ruptures of the Achilles tendon on the left side (2012) and the peroneus brevis tendon on left side (2015) and right side (2016) after minimal traumata...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245355/endometriosis-associated-malignant-transformation-in-abdominal-surgical-scar-a-prisma-compliant-systematic-review
#18
Anca Mihailovici, Misgav Rottenstreich, Svetlana Kovel, Ilan Wassermann, Noam Smorgick, Zvi Vaknin
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis-associated malignant transformation in abdominal surgical scar (EAMTAS) is a very rare and aggressive phenomenon. Our current article aims to provide a clinical overview, focusing on risk factors affecting survival. METHODS: We performed a Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses-compliant systematic review based on prior reviews and case reports regarding the phenomenon published as abstracts in English, from January 1980 to November 2016...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233816/testosterone-level-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-in-men-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Qiuming Yao, Bin Wang, Xiaofei An, Jin-An Zhang, Liumei Ding
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for testosterone deficiency and impaired sex steroid status. Some studies also investigated the association of testosterone level with diabetes risk in men, but reported controversial findings. To clarify this issue, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: Pubmed, Embase, and Web of Science were searched for eligible cohort or nested case-control studies published up to August 15, 2017. Meta-analysis was used to calculate the pooled relative risk (RR) of type 2 diabetes associated with higher testosterone level...
December 12, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226227/online-platform-as-a-tool-to-support-postgraduate-training-in-general-practice-a-case-report
#20
Lorena Dini, Claire Galanski, Susanne Döpfmer, Sabine Gehrke-Beck, Gudrun Bayer, Martin Boeckle, Isabel Micheel, Jasminko Novak, Christoph Heintze
Objective: Physicians in postgraduate training (PPT) in General Practice (GP) typically have very little interaction with their peers, as there is usually only one resident physician working in their respective department or GP office at a given time. Therefore, the online platform KOLEGEA, presented here, aims to support postgraduate training in general practice (PT in GP) in Germany through virtual interaction. Methodology: In 2012, the interdisciplinary research project KOLEGEA set up an online platform that any physicians in PT in GP can use for free after registration with their unitary continuous education number (Einheitliche Fortbildungsnummer, EFN)...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
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