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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151111/readability-assessment-of-patient-education-material-published-by-german-speaking-associations-of-urology
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Patrick Betschart, Valentin Zumstein, Omar Hasan Ali, Hans-Peter Schmid, Dominik Abt
OBJECTIVE: To assess the readability and comprehensibility of web-based German-language patient education material (PEM) issued by urological associations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: German PEM available in June 2017 was obtained from the European Association of Urology (EAU), German (DGU), Swiss (SGU) and Austrian (ÖGU) Association of Urology websites. Each educational text was analyzed separately using 4 well-established readability assessment tools: the Amstad Test (AT), G-SMOG (SMOG), Wiener Sachtextformel (WS) and the Lesbarkeitsindex (LIX)...
November 18, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149960/real-renal-function-after-renal-autotransplantation-through-the-analysis-of-solitary-kidney-autotransplantation-cases
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J G Gwon, Y H Kim, D J Han
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies of the safety of renal autotransplantation (RAT) have been limited by a lack of evidence. Because of the influence of the opposite kidney, it is difficult to evaluate actual renal function. This study evaluated the actual results of RAT by collecting only cases involving a solitary kidney. METHODS: Between September 1, 1999, and November 30, 2015, 9 RAT procedures were performed in 9 patients with a solitary kidney. We retrospectively evaluated medical data collected prospectively...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149237/multimorbidity-among-persons-living-with-hiv-in-the-u-s
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Cherise Wong, Stephen J Gange, Richard D Moore, Amy C Justice, Kate Buchacz, Alison G Abraham, Peter F Rebeiro, John R Koethe, Jeffrey N Martin, Michael A Horberg, Cynthia M Boyd, Mari M Kitahata, Heidi M Crane, Kelly A Gebo, M John Gill, Michael J Silverberg, Frank J Palella, Pragna Patel, Hasina Samji, Jennifer Thorne, Charles S Rabkin, Angel Mayor, Keri N Althoff
Background: Age-associated conditions are increasingly common among persons living with HIV. A longitudinal investigation of their accrual is needed given their implications on clinical care complexity. We examined trends in the co-occurrence of age-associated conditions among persons living with HIV receiving clinical care, and differences in their prevalence by demographic subgroup. Methods: This cohort study was nested within the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design...
November 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146923/incidence-and-mortality-of-kidney-cancer-temporal-patterns-and-global-trends-in-39-countries
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Martin C S Wong, William B Goggins, Benjamin H K Yip, Franklin D H Fung, Colette Leung, Yuan Fang, Samuel Y S Wong, C F Ng
We tested the hypotheses that kidney cancer incidence was increasing globally whilst its mortality was reducing; and its incidence was positively correlated with country-specific socioeconomic development. The incidence and mortality figures of each country were projected to 2030. Data on age-standardized incidence/mortality rates were retrieved from the GLOBOCAN in 2012. Temporal patterns were examined for 39 countries from the Cancer Incidence in Five Continents volumes I-X and other national registries. We evaluated the correlation between the incidence/mortality rates and Human Development Index (HDI)/Gross Domestic Product (GDP])...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146695/first-in-human-her2-targeted-imaging-using-89-zr-pertuzumab-pet-ct-dosimetry-and-clinical-application-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Gary A Ulaner, Serge K Lyashchenko, Christopher Riedl, Shutian Ruan, Pat B Zanzonico, Diana Lake, Komal Jhaveri, Brian Zeglis, Jason S Lewis, Joseph A O'Donoghue
In this first-in-human study, we evaluate the safety and dosimetry of (89)Zr-pertuzumab PET/CT for HER2-targeted imaging in patients with HER2-postive breast cancer. Materials and Methods: Patients with HER2-positive breast cancer and evidence of distant metastases were enrolled in an Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved prospective clinical trial. Pertuzumab was conjugated with deferoxamine and radiolabeled with (89)Zr. Patients underwent (89)Zr-pertuzumab PET/CT with 74 MBq of (89)Zr-pertuzumab in a total antibody mass of 20-50 mg of pertuzumab...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145841/rehabilitation-for-cancer-patients-at-black-lion-hospital-addis-ababa-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Teshager Worku, Zuriash Mengistu, Agumasie Semahegn, Gezahegn Tesfaye
BACKGROUND: In Ethiopia, there were greater than 2000 adult and 200 pediatric cancer patients annually in 2010, but the estimated number of cancer patients were increasing. Oncologic rehabilitation treatment may result in improved physical and mental impairment. There is a paucity of information about rehabilitation service utilization among cancer patients in Ethiopia. Hence, the purpose of this study was to assess the rehabilitation service for cancer patient and associated factors at Black Lion hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...
November 16, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145153/the-pro-apoptosis-effect-of-sinomenine-in-renal-carcinoma-via-inducing-autophagy-through-inactivating-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
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Fei Deng, Yue-Xian Ma, Liang Liang, Ping Zhang, Jing Feng
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a heterogeneous histological disease and the most common kidney cancer. The mortality rate of RCC remains high despite the improved treatment. Sinomenine is an isoquinoline extracted from Chinese medicinal plant Sinomenium acutum, famous for its ability to suppress several cancer cell types. Our research aimed to explore the anti-cancer potential of sinomenine in RCC. Results showed that sinomenine reduced the viability by reducing sphere-forming ability and enhancing pro-apoptosis effect in ACHN cells in a dose dependent manner...
November 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145004/effects-of-primary-care-physician-density-urologist-presence-and-insurance-status-on-stage-of-diagnosis-for-urologic-malignancies
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Kristy D Nguyen, Zain Z Hyder, Marshall D Shaw, Sarah B Maness, Michael S Cookson, Sanjay G Patel, Kelly L Stratton
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effects of PCP density, insurance status, and urologist presence on stage of diagnosis for urologic malignancies. Cancer stage at diagnosis is an important outcome predictor. Studies have shown an inverse relationship to primary care physician (PCP) density and insurance coverage with stage of cancer diagnosis. METHODS: Data was obtained from OK2Share, an Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry, for bladder, kidney, and prostate cancer from 2000 to 2010...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144788/panchakola-reduces-oxidative-stress-in-mcf-7-breast-cancer-and-hek293-cells
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Tooba Naz Shamsi, Romana Parveen, Sadaf Fatima
A large number of studies have proven the efficacy of ayurveda in the field of health and wellness. Panchakola, an ayurvedic formulation, is a general health tonic primarily used to cure fever, inflammation, pain, indigestion, and so on. We investigated effects of panchakola on oxidative stress in MCF-7 breast cancer and human embryonic kidney 293 (HEK293) cells. This work was performed to assess the antineoplastic and free radical-scavenging potential of aqueous extract of panchakola, a polyherbal formulation, in normal and breast cancer cell lines (i...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144756/controlling-graphene-bio-interface-dispersions-in-animal-sera-for-enhanced-stability-and-reduced-toxicity
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Ajith Pattammattel, Paritosh Pande, Deepa Kuttappan, Megan Puglia, Ashis K Basu, Mary Amalaradjou, Challa V Kumar
Controlling the graphene-bio interface is important for biological applications of graphene, which is touted as the wonder material of the new century. Graphene samples made in animal sera indicated low toxicity to cells and nematodes, due to the adsorption of the serum proteins on the nascent graphene sheets. The graphite samples were exfoliated in 6 different animal sera, using three different methods, shear reactor, the kitchen blender and by ultrasonication, and maximum efficiency was noted with the kitchen blender...
November 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143759/the-role-of-food-antioxidants-benefits-of-functional-foods-and-influence-of-feeding-habits-on-the-health-of-the-older-person-an-overview
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REVIEW
Douglas W Wilson, Paul Nash, Harpal Singh Buttar, Keith Griffiths, Ram Singh, Fabien De Meester, Rie Horiuchi, Toru Takahashi
This overview was directed towards understanding the relationship of brain functions with dietary choices mainly by older humans. This included food color, flavor, and aroma, as they relate to dietary sufficiency or the association of antioxidants with neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Impairment of olfactory and gustatory function in relation to these diseases was also explored. The role of functional foods was considered as a potential treatment of dementia and Alzheimer's disease through inhibition of acetylcholinesterase as well as similar treatments based on herbs, spices and antioxidants therein...
October 28, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142957/identifying-factors-that-influence-physicians-recommendations-for-dialysis-and-conservative-management-in-indonesia
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Eric A Finkelstein, Semra Ozdemir, Chetna Malhotra, Tazeen H Jafar, Hui Lin Choong, Johnny Suhardjono
Introduction: For elderly end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with multiple comorbidities, dialysis may offer little survival benefit compared to conservative management (CM). Yet, many elderly ESRD patients undergo dialysis, partly due to physicians' recommendations regarding treatment choice. This study aims to elucidate the factors that influence these recommendations. Methods: We surveyed a convenience sample of physicians who attended the 9th Asian Forum of Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative conference...
March 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142626/resection-and-observation-for-brain-metastasis-without-prompt-postoperative-radiation-therapy
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Tae-Wook Song, In-Young Kim, Shin Jung, Tae-Young Jung, Kyung-Sub Moon, Woo-Youl Jang
Objective: Total resection without consecutive postoperative whole brain radiation therapy is indicated for patients with a single or two sites of brain metastasis, with close follow-up by serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this study, we explored the effectiveness, usefulness, and safety of this follow-up regimen. Methods: From January 2006 to December 2015, a total of 109 patients (76 males, 33 females) underwent tumor resection as the first treatment for brain metastases (97 patients with single metastases, 12 with two metastases)...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142410/methanolic-extract-of-costus-pictus-d-don-induces-cytotoxicity-in-liver-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-mediated-by-histone-deacetylase-inhibition
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P V Neethu, K Suthindhiran, M A Jayasri
Background: Leaves of Costus pictus D. Don, (insulin plant) are used as dietary supplement for the treatment of diabetes. Objective: The antidiabetic activity of this plant is well documented, but its activity on different cell types and mechanism remains unknown. Thus, the present study evaluates the cytotoxicity of C. pictus methanolic extract (CPME) against various cancer and normal cells. Materials and Methods: Dried leaves of C. pictus were extracted using methanol and were subjected to histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibition and toxicity studies...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141564/a-review-on-the-management-of-small-renal-masses-active-surveillance-versus-surgery
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Giancarlo Marra, Marco Oderda, Marco Allasia, Stefania Munegato, Steven Joniau, Paolo Gontero
Despite the rise of small renal tumour (SRMs) diagnosis and related surgeries, death rate of kidney cancer is increasing, suggesting a non-optimal management of SRMs. Active Surveillance (AS) for kidney cancer was introduced to face this paradox. However, incertitude remains on whether and when AS can replace surgery in selected patients. We performed a literature search, reviewed and discussed the evidence in favour of AS or surgery for SRMs. Histopathology and natural history of SRMs, including the percentage of benign tumours amongst SRMs, tumour growth rate, life expectancy of SRMs patients being generally older, and current results of AS series seem to support its use in selected groups...
November 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141220/phosphorylation-and-ubiquitination-regulate-protein-phosphatase-5-activity-and-its-prosurvival-role-in-kidney-cancer
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Natela Dushukyan, Diana M Dunn, Rebecca A Sager, Mark R Woodford, David R Loiselle, Michael Daneshvar, Alexander J Baker-Williams, John D Chisholm, Andrew W Truman, Cara K Vaughan, Timothy A Haystead, Gennady Bratslavsky, Dimitra Bourboulia, Mehdi Mollapour
The serine/threonine protein phosphatase 5 (PP5) regulates multiple cellular signaling networks. A number of cellular factors, including heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90), promote the activation of PP5. However, it is unclear whether post-translational modifications also influence PP5 phosphatase activity. Here, we show an "on/off switch" mechanism for PP5 regulation. The casein kinase 1δ (CK1δ) phosphorylates T362 in the catalytic domain of PP5, which activates and enhances phosphatase activity independent of Hsp90...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139616/raft-polymerization-for-the-synthesis-of-tertiary-amine-based-diblock-copolymer-nucleic-acid-delivery-vehicles
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Annie K McClellan, Taisen Hao, Tracy A Brooks, Adam E Smith
The synthesis and characterization of a family of nine pH-responsive, diblock copolymers designed to effectively deliver nucleic acids are reported. The stabilizing A block is comprised of an oligo(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate to impart water solubility. The cationic blocks of varying degrees of polymerization (DPs) are derived from three pH responsive, tertiary amine-containing methacrylates capable of complexing negatively charged nucleic acids. The cytotoxicity studies utilizing human embryonic kidney cells (HEK-293) and Michigan Cancer Foundation-7 (MCF-7) breast cancer cells indicate no decrease of cell viability with the diblock copolymers, with the exception of the two highest DPs of the cationic blocks with ethyl-substitutes tertiary amine...
November 15, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139208/a-knowledge-based-approach-to-automated-planning-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Yujie Zhang, Tingting Li, Han Xiao, Weixing Ji, Ming Guo, Zhaochong Zeng, Jianying Zhang
PURPOSE: To build a knowledge-based model of liver cancer for Auto-Planning, a function in Pinnacle, which is used as an automated inverse intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) planning system. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Fifty Tomotherapy patients were enrolled to extract the dose-volume histograms (DVHs) information and construct the protocol for Auto-Planning model. Twenty more patients were chosen additionally to test the model. Manual planning and automatic planning were performed blindly for all twenty test patients with the same machine and treatment planning system...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138984/11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenases-and-hypertension-in-the-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Matthew A Bailey
The metabolic syndrome describes a clustering of risk factors-visceral obesity, dyslipidaemia, insulin resistance, and salt-sensitive hypertension-that increases mortality related to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The prevalence of these concurrent comorbidities is ~ 25-30% worldwide, and metabolic syndrome therefore presents a significant global public health burden. Evidence from clinical and preclinical studies indicates that glucocorticoid excess is a key causal feature of metabolic syndrome...
November 14, 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138671/high-circulating-levels-of-angptl2-beyond-a-clinical-marker-of-systemic-inflammation
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REVIEW
Nathalie Thorin-Trescases, Eric Thorin
Angiopoietin-like 2 (ANGPTL2) is a proinflammatory protein belonging to the angiopoietin-like family. ANGPTL2 is secreted and detected in the systemic circulation. Different observational clinical studies reported that circulating levels of ANGPTL2 increase significantly in various chronic inflammatory diseases and showed associations between ANGPTL2 levels and diagnosis and/or prognosis of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and various types of cancers. However, these studies did not address the following questions: (a) what are the sources of circulating ANGPTL2? (b) How and by which mechanisms an increase in circulating ANGPTL2 contributes to the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases? (c) Does an increase in circulating levels of ANGPTL2 measured in a well-defined chronic medical condition originate from a specific cell type? Mechanistic hypotheses have been proposed based on studies performed in mice and cultured cells, and proinflammatory, prooxidative, proangiogenic, proliferative, and antiapoptotic properties of ANGPTL2 have been reported...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
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