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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050463/clinical-outcomes-and-pathological-characteristics-of-immunoglobulin-g4-related-ophthalmic-disease-versus-orbital-inflammatory-pseudotumor
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Hong Ki Min, Youn Soo Lee, Suk-Woo Yang, Jennifer Lee, Seung-Ki Kwok, Ji Hyeon Ju, Wan-Uk Kim, Sung-Hwan Park
Background/Aims: This study investigated the clinical and pathological features of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related ophthalmic disease. To clarify the features, we compared IgG4-related ophthalmic disease and orbital inflammatory pseudotumor. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 103 patients who were initially diagnosed with orbital inflammatory pseudotumor, and identified 16 cases in which the diagnosis was based on surgical biopsy and for which data in medical records were sufficient for analysis...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050461/comparison-of-clinical-utility-between-diaphragm-excursion-and-thickening-change-using-ultrasonography-to-predict-extubation-success
#2
Jung-Wan Yoo, Seung Jun Lee, Jong Deog Lee, Ho Cheol Kim
Background/Aims: Both diaphragmatic excursion and change in muscle thickening are measured using ultrasonography (US) to assess diaphragm function and mechanical ventilation weaning outcomes. However, which parameter can better predict successful extubation remains to be determined. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical utility of these two diaphragmatic parameters to predict extubation success. Methods: This study included patients subjected to extubation trial in the medical or surgical intensive care unit of a university-affiliated hospital from May 2015 through February 2016...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050460/predialysis-hyponatremia-and-mortality-in-elderly-patients-beginning-to-undergo-hemodialysis
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Seon Ha Baek, Sejoong Kim, Ki Young Na, Suhnggwon Kim, Ho Jun Chin
Background/Aims: Predialysis hyponatremia has been recently reported to be associated with mortality in incident hemodialysis patients. However, whether hyponatremia is associated with unfavorable outcomes in elderly patients remains unknown. We hypothesized that nephrology referral inf luences hyponatremia, and aimed to define how nephrology referral affects the association between hyponatremia and mortality in the elderly. Methods: We retrospectively assessed mortality in 599 incident hemodialysis patients aged ≥ 70 at a tertiary university hospital, between 2000 and 2010...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050397/the-antimyotonic-effect-of-lamotrigine-in-non-dystrophic-myotonias-a-double-blind-randomized-study
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Grete Andersen, Gitte Hedermann, Nanna Witting, Morten Duno, Henning Andersen, John Vissing
Mexiletine is the only drug with proven effect for treatment of non-dystrophic myotonia, but mexiletine is expensive, has limited availability and several side effects. There is therefore a need to identify other pharmacological compounds that can alleviate myotonia in non-dystrophic myotonias. Like mexiletine, lamotrigine is a sodium channel blocker, but unlike mexiletine, lamotrigine is available, inexpensive, and well tolerated. We investigated the potential of using lamotrigine for treatment of myotonia in patients with non-dystrophic myotonias...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050391/psychogenic-amnesia-syndromes-outcome-and-patterns-of-retrograde-amnesia
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Neil A Harrison, Kate Johnston, Federica Corno, Sarah J Casey, Kimberley Friedner, Kate Humphreys, Eli J Jaldow, Mervi Pitkanen, Michael D Kopelman
There are very few case series of patients with acute psychogenic memory loss (also known as dissociative/functional amnesia), and still fewer studies of outcome, or comparisons with neurological memory-disordered patients. Consequently, the literature on psychogenic amnesia is somewhat fragmented and offers little prognostic value for individual patients. In the present study, we reviewed the case records and neuropsychological findings in 53 psychogenic amnesia cases (ratio of 3:1, males:females), in comparison with 21 consecutively recruited neurological memory-disordered patients and 14 healthy control subjects...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050389/towards-personalized-therapy-for-multiple-sclerosis-prediction-of-individual-treatment-response
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Tomas Kalincik, Ali Manouchehrinia, Lukas Sobisek, Vilija Jokubaitis, Tim Spelman, Dana Horakova, Eva Havrdova, Maria Trojano, Guillermo Izquierdo, Alessandra Lugaresi, Marc Girard, Alexandre Prat, Pierre Duquette, Pierre Grammond, Patrizia Sola, Raymond Hupperts, Francois Grand'Maison, Eugenio Pucci, Cavit Boz, Raed Alroughani, Vincent Van Pesch, Jeannette Lechner-Scott, Murat Terzi, Roberto Bergamaschi, Gerardo Iuliano, Franco Granella, Daniele Spitaleri, Vahid Shaygannejad, Celia Oreja-Guevara, Mark Slee, Radek Ampapa, Freek Verheul, Pamela McCombe, Javier Olascoaga, Maria Pia Amato, Steve Vucic, Suzanne Hodgkinson, Cristina Ramo-Tello, Shlomo Flechter, Edgardo Cristiano, Csilla Rozsa, Fraser Moore, Jose Luis Sanchez-Menoyo, Maria Laura Saladino, Michael Barnett, Jan Hillert, Helmut Butzkueven
Timely initiation of effective therapy is crucial for preventing disability in multiple sclerosis; however, treatment response varies greatly among patients. Comprehensive predictive models of individual treatment response are lacking. Our aims were: (i) to develop predictive algorithms for individual treatment response using demographic, clinical and paraclinical predictors in patients with multiple sclerosis; and (ii) to evaluate accuracy, and internal and external validity of these algorithms. This study evaluated 27 demographic, clinical and paraclinical predictors of individual response to seven disease-modifying therapies in MSBase, a large global cohort study...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050383/early-detection-of-consciousness-in-patients-with-acute-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Brian L Edlow, Camille Chatelle, Camille A Spencer, Catherine J Chu, Yelena G Bodien, Kathryn L O'Connor, Ronald E Hirschberg, Leigh R Hochberg, Joseph T Giacino, Eric S Rosenthal, Ona Wu
See Schiff (doi:10.1093/awx209) for a scientific commentary on this article. Patients with acute severe traumatic brain injury may recover consciousness before self-expression. Without behavioural evidence of consciousness at the bedside, clinicians may render an inaccurate prognosis, increasing the likelihood of withholding life-sustaining therapies or denying rehabilitative services. Task-based functional magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography techniques have revealed covert consciousness in the chronic setting, but these techniques have not been tested in the intensive care unit...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050366/the-resistance-mechanisms-and-treatment-strategies-for-egfr-mutant-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Wen-Zhao Zhong, Qing Zhou, Yi-Long Wu
Epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKI) have been established as the standard therapy for EGFR-sensitizing mutant advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, patients ultimately develop resistance to these drugs. There are several mechanisms of both primary and secondary resistance to EGFR-TKIs. The primary resistance mechanisms include point mutations in exon 18, deletions or insertions in exon 19, insertions, duplications and point mutations in exon 20 and point mutation in exon 21 of EGFR gene...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050353/combined-efficacy-of-c-reactive-protein-and-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-in-prognosis-of-patients-with-culture-negative-infective-endocarditis
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Xue-Biao Wei, Yuan-Hui Liu, Peng-Cheng He, Ying-Ling Zhou, Ning Tan, Ji-Yan Chen, Dan-Qing Yu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the combined effect of C-reactive protein (CRP) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW) on the prediction of in-hospital and long-term poor outcomes in patients with blood culture-negative infective endocarditis (BCNE). RESULTS: Patients with high CRP and high RDW has the highest incidence of in-hospital death (2.3% vs. 7.8% vs. 5.6% vs. 17.5%, P < 0.001). CRP > 17.8 mg/L (odds ratio [OR]=2.41, 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.06-5...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050352/ras-testing-and-cetuximab-treatment-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-in-a-setting-with-limited-health-resources
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Bin Wu, Yuan Yao, Ke Zhang, Xuezhen Ma
PURPOSE: To test the cost-effectiveness of cetuximab plus irinotecan, fluorouracil, and leucovorin (FOLFIRI) as first-line treatment in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) from a Chinese medical insurance perspective. RESULTS: Baseline analysis showed that the addition of cetuximab increased quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) by 0.63, an increase of $17,086 relative to FOLFIRI chemotherapy, resulting in an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of $27,145/QALY...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050350/surgical-resection-for-hepatic-metastasis-from-gastric-cancer-a-multi-institution-study
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Ailin Song, Xiaofeng Zhang, Feng Yu, Debang Li, Wenyu Shao, Yanming Zhou
BACKGROUND: The beneficial effect of surgical resection for hepatic metastasis from gastric cancer (HMGC) remains elusive. This study was conducted to analyze surgical outcomes of HMGC and determine the prognostic factors associated with survival. RESULTS: The in-hospital mortality rate was zero, and the overall morbidity rate was 56%. The overall 1-, 3-, and 5-year survival rate after surgery was 87.5%, 47.6%, and 21.7%, respectively, with a median survival time of 34...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050338/tumor-infiltrating-b-cells-producing-antitumor-active-immunoglobulins-in-resected-hcc-prolong-patient-survival
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Stefan M Brunner, Timo Itzel, Christoph Rubner, Rebecca Kesselring, Eva Griesshammer, Matthias Evert, Andreas Teufel, Hans J Schlitt, Stefan Fichtner-Feigl
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The immunological microenvironment of HCC influences patient outcome, however, the role of B cells remains unclear. This study investigated effects of local B-cell infiltration in HCC cohorts on patient survival and immunological and molecular tumor microenvironment. RESULTS: Unsupervised gene expression analysis of full cancer transcriptomes (N=2158) revealed a highly co-regulated immunological cluster in HCC that mainly contained immunoglobulin fragments...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050332/survival-outcomes-based-on-systemic-agent-used-concurrently-with-radiation-in-human-papillomavirus-associated-oropharyngeal-cancer
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Vikas Mehta, Tara Moore-Medlin, Jose M Flores, Xiaohui Ma, Oleksandr Ekshyyan, Cherie-Ann O Nathan
PURPOSE: To investigate survival outcomes of patients treated with concurrent cetuximab and radiotherapy for primary management of both HPV positive and negative OPSCC, and compare the results to traditional platinum-based therapy. We hypothesize that the use of cetuximab in the HPV positive OPSCC patients will result in inferior survival based on tumor biological differences. STUDY DESIGN: A single institution retrospective analysis of 304 patients. The primary outcomes of interest were 1) overall survival and 2) relapse free survival...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050331/a-glo10-score-for-the-prediction-of-prognosis-in-high-grade-gliomas
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Feng Chen, Peng Peng, Yi Zhou, Zhen-Yu Yang, Hai-Quan Zhang, Xiang-Sheng Ao, Da-Quan Zhou, Chun-Xiang Xiang
Gliomas are the most common lethal brain tumours and remain great heterogeneity in terms of histopathology and clinical outcomes. Among them, glioblastomas are the most aggressive tumours that lead to a median of less than one-year survival in patients. Despite the little improvement of in diagnosis and treatments for last decades, there is an urgent need for prognostic markers to distinguish high- and low-risk patients before treatment.Here, we generated a list of genes associated with glioblastoma progressions and then performed a comprehensive statistical modelling strategy to derive a 10-gene (GLO10) score from genome wide expression profiles of a large glioblastoma cohort (n=844)...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050311/tmem17-depresses-invasion-and-metastasis-in-lung-cancer-cells-via-erk-signaling-pathway
#15
Xiupeng Zhang, Yong Zhang, Yuan Miao, Haijing Zhou, Guiyang Jiang, Enhua Wang
Transmembrane protein 17(TMEM17) is a newly identified protein, its expression pattern and clinicopathological relevance is still unclear. In this study, western blot assay was performed in 20 paired lung cancer samples and found that TMEM17 protein levels were lower in lung cancer tissues than that in the corresponding normal lung tissues (p=0.010). Immunohistochemistry staining in 143 cases lung cancer specimens also showed that TMEM17 expression in lung cancer tissues were significantly lower than adjacent normal lung tissues (35...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050303/dysregulated-expression-of-homeobox-family-genes-may-influence-survival-outcomes-of-patients-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-analysis-of-data-from-the-cancer-genome-atlas
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Kyung Jin Eoh, Hee Jung Kim, Jung-Yun Lee, Eun Ji Nam, Sunghoon Kim, Sang Wun Kim, Young Tae Kim
Homeobox (HOX) family genes encode key transcription factors for embryogenesis and may be correlated with carcinogenesis. The aim of this study was to elucidate whether aberrant expression of HOX genes influences outcomes in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Gene expression data and clinicopathologic information from 630 patients with EOC were downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas database. We explored correlations between expression levels of HOX gene family members and clinicopathological variables. Higher expression of HOXA1, A4, A5, A7, A10, A11, B13, C13, D1, and D3 was associated with advanced FIGO stage...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050278/identification-of-core-genes-and-outcome-in-gastric-cancer-using-bioinformatics-analysis
#17
Chenhua Sun, Qi Yuan, Dongdong Wu, Xiaohu Meng, Baolin Wang
Gastric cancer (GC) is a common malignant neoplasm of gastrointestinal tract. We chose gene expression profile of GSE54129 from GEO database aiming to find key genes during the occurrence and development of GC. 132 samples, including 111 cancer and 21 normal gastric mucosa epitheliums, were included in this analysis. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between GC patients and health people were picked out using GEO2R tool, then we performed gene ontology (GO) analysis and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Gene and Genome (KEGG) pathway analysis using The Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery (DAVID)...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050272/impact-of-marital-status-on-renal-cancer-patient-survival
#18
Hongzhi Wang, Lu Wang, Ildar Kabirov, Li Peng, Guang Chen, Yinhui Yang, Zamyatnin Andrey A, Wanhai Xu
Marital status is an independent prognostic factor for various cancer types. The present study used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to analyze the impact of marital status on renal cancer patient survival outcomes. We identified a total of 62,405 eligible patients (23,800 women and 38,605 men). Overall 5-year renal cancer cause-specific survival (CSS) was 80.3% in the married group, 69.2% in the widowed group, 78.9% in the single group, and 76...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050233/clinicopathological-characteristics-and-survival-outcomes-of-male-breast-cancer-according-to-race-a-seer-population-based-study
#19
He-Fen Sun, Yang Zhao, Shui-Ping Gao, Liang-Dong Li, Wen-Yan Fu, Hong-Lin Jiang, Meng-Ting Chen, Li-Peng Yang, Wei Jin
To investigate the clinicopathological characteristics and survival outcomes of breast cancer in the male population, 8,607 cases of patients were identified in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, including white males (n = 7122), black males (n = 1111), and other males (American Indian/AK Native, Asian/Pacific Islander) (n = 374). Black male breast cancer patients were more likely to be in stages II-IV and have more advanced tumors. The rate of lymph node (LN) involvement at diagnosis was higher in black men than in whites and others...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050229/ese-1-elf3-mrna-expression-associates-with-poor-survival-outcomes-in-her2-breast-cancer-patients-and-is-critical-for-tumorigenesis-in-her2-breast-cancer-cells
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Adwitiya Kar, Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann
ESE-1/Elf3 and HER2 appear to establish a positive feedback regulatory loop, but the precise role of ESE-1 in HER2(+) breast tumorigenesis remains unknown. Analyzing public repositories, we found that luminal B and HER2 subtype patients with high ESE-1 mRNA levels displayed worse relapse free survival. We stably knocked down ESE-1 in HER2(+) luminal B BT474 cells and HER2 subtype SKBR3 cells, which resulted in decreased cell proliferation, colony formation, and anchorage-independent growth in vitro. Stable ESE-1 knockdown inhibited HER2-dependent signaling in BT474 cells and inhibited mTOR activation in SKBR3 cells, but reduced Akt signaling in both cell types...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
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