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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425994/modulating-the-therapeutic-response-of-tumours-to-dietary-serine-and-glycine-starvation
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Oliver D K Maddocks, Dimitris Athineos, Eric C Cheung, Pearl Lee, Tong Zhang, Niels J F van den Broek, Gillian M Mackay, Christiaan F Labuschagne, David Gay, Flore Kruiswijk, Julianna Blagih, David F Vincent, Kirsteen J Campbell, Fatih Ceteci, Owen J Sansom, Karen Blyth, Karen H Vousden
The non-essential amino acids serine and glycine are used in multiple anabolic processes that support cancer cell growth and proliferation (reviewed in ref. 1). While some cancer cells upregulate de novo serine synthesis, many others rely on exogenous serine for optimal growth. Restriction of dietary serine and glycine can reduce tumour growth in xenograft and allograft models. Here we show that this observation translates into more clinically relevant autochthonous tumours in genetically engineered mouse models of intestinal cancer (driven by Apc inactivation) or lymphoma (driven by Myc activation)...
April 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416327/executive-functioning-and-substance-use-in-adolescence-neurobiological-and-behavioral-perspectives
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REVIEW
Jungmeen Kim-Spoon, Rachel E Kahn, Nina Lauharatanahirun, Kirby Deater-Deckard, Warren K Bickel, Pearl H Chiu, Brooks King-Casas
The current review is guided by the theoretical perspective that emphasizes the regulating role of executive functioning (Carver, Johnson, & Joormann, 2009) and presents studies that elucidate the ways that executive functioning (inhibition and working memory) explain individual differences in adolescent substance use independently or by regulating the reactive system (reward and punishment sensitivity). Behavioral studies indicate that main effects of executive functioning on adolescent substance use are often nonsignificant or weak in effect sizes...
April 14, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411234/phenotype-of-gaba-transaminase-deficiency
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Mary Kay Koenig, Ryan Hodgeman, James J Riviello, Wendy Chung, Jennifer Bain, Claudia A Chiriboga, Kazushi Ichikawa, Hitoshi Osaka, Megumi Tsuji, K Michael Gibson, Penelope E Bonnen, Phillip L Pearl
OBJECTIVE: We report a case series of 10 patients with γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-transaminase deficiency including a novel therapeutic trial and an expanded phenotype. METHODS: Case ascertainment, literature review, comprehensive evaluations, and long-term treatment with flumazenil. RESULTS: All patients presented with neonatal or early infantile-onset encephalopathy; other features were hypotonia, hypersomnolence, epilepsy, choreoathetosis, and accelerated linear growth...
April 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409217/-surgical-techniques-for-treatment-of-vestibular-schwannoma
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S Rosahl, D Eßer
BACKGROUND: Microsurgical resection of vestibular schwannomas is demanding, even if not all of these tumors represent a challenge for experienced surgeons. In order to make the right decisions when it comes to balancing the extent of tumor resection with preservation of function, the surgeon must possess detailed knowledge of the surgical techniques and also have mastered these. OBJECTIVE: The current article describes the state-of-the-art of the three major microsurgical techniques for resection of vestibular schwannomas, their pearls and their perils...
April 13, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393379/surveillance-neck-sonography-after-thyroidectomy-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-pitfalls-in-the-diagnosis-of-locally-recurrent-and-metastatic-disease
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Wynne Yuru Chua, Jill E Langer, Lisa P Jones
A sonographic examination of the neck performed 6 to 12 months after thyroid surgery in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer is strongly recommended by the American Thyroid Association and considered mandatory by the European Thyroid Association for locoregional surveillance. The aim of this article is to review the normal anatomic changes expected after thyroid surgery and the pathologic mimics of thyroid carcinoma recurrence in post-thyroidectomy patients as they appear on neck sonography. We hope to offer some pearls to increase diagnostic confidence in this setting...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392124/surgical-pathological-findings-in-type-1-and-2-endometrial-cancer-an-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study-on-gog-210-protocol
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William T Creasman, Shamshad Ali, David G Mutch, Richard J Zaino, Matthew A Powell, Robert S Mannel, Floor J Backes, Paul A DiSilvestro, Peter A Argenta, Michael L Pearl, Shashikant B Lele, Saketh R Guntupalli, Steven Waggoner, Nick Spirtos, John F Boggess, Robert P Edwards, Virginia L Filiaci, David S Miller
OBJECTIVE: To report clinical and pathologic relationships with disease spread in endometrial cancer patients. METHODS: Surgical candidates with uterine cancer (adenocarcinoma or carcinosarcoma) who were eligible to participate in a surgical pathological study to create a clinically annotated tissue biorepository to support translational and clinical research studies. All patients were to undergo a hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and bilateral pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy...
April 6, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359235/halving-your-cake-and-eating-it-too-a-case-based-discussion-and-review-of-metabolic-rehabilitation-for-obese-adults-with-diabetes
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R Bishay, N Kormas
BACKGROUND: The global epidemic of obesity will see normal weight adults constituting a mere one-third of the global population by 2025. Although appetite and weight are regulated by a complex integration of neurological, endocrine and gastrointestinal feedback mechanisms, there is a constant interaction between psychological state, physical impairment, presence of comorbid chronic disease and medications. METHODS: We discuss two cases and reveal a practical approach to investigating and managing patients with obesity and diabetes in the 'real world'...
March 29, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355083/systematic-review-of-outcomes-reporting-in-professional-baseball-a-call-for-increased-validation-and-consistency
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Jelle P van der List, Christopher L Camp, Alec L Sinatro, Joshua S Dines, Andrew D Pearle
BACKGROUND: Historically, treatment efficacy of professional baseball injuries has been determined by assessing the return-to-play (RTP) rate or using patient-reported functional outcomes scores; however, these methods may not be sensitive and specific enough for elite athletes. As a consequence, performance-based statistics are increasingly being reported in the medical literature. PURPOSE: To (1) assess how treatment efficacy is currently reported in professional baseball players; (2) examine the variability in the reporting of these measures in terms of frequency, length of time followed, and units of measure; and (3) identify any attempts to validate these performance-based statistics...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340669/maximizing-the-utility-of-the-pedicled-anterolateral-thigh-flap-for-locoregional-reconstruction-technical-pearls-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Aparna Vijayasekaran, Waleed Gibreel, Brian T Carlsen, Steven L Moran, Michel Saint-Cyr, Karim Bakri, Basel Sharaf
The pedicled anterolateral thigh (PALT) flap is an underutilized flap for locoregional reconstruction largely because methods to maximize its reach are neither universally implemented nor fully understood. In addition, most of the available literature has focused on the utility of the free anterolateral thigh flap with less emphasis on the PALT flap. Moreover, flap design concepts to maximize its utility and reach and optimize outcomes have not been comprehensively described. In an effort to address this knowledge gap, the authors sought to review their institution's experience with the PALT flap for locoregional reconstruction...
April 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335766/barriers-to-the-conduct-and-application-of-research-in-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-a-systematic-review
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Yasamin Veziari, Matthew J Leach, Saravana Kumar
BACKGROUND: The popularity of Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has grown considerably over the past few decades. This has been accompanied by increasing public pressure for CAM to be evidence-based. Notwithstanding, the conduct and application of research in CAM faces a number of obstacles. No systematic review has mapped these barriers to date. Therefore, this systematic literature review aimed to explore, identify and map the barriers to the conduct and application of research in CAM...
March 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325795/the-pathophysiology-of-hyperglycemia-in-older-adults-clinical-considerations
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REVIEW
Pearl G Lee, Jeffrey B Halter
Nearly a quarter of older adults in the U.S. have type 2 diabetes, and this population is continuing to increase with the aging of the population. Older adults are at high risk for the development of type 2 diabetes due to the combined effects of genetic, lifestyle, and aging influences. The usual defects contributing to type 2 diabetes are further complicated by the natural physiological changes associated with aging as well as the comorbidities and functional impairments that are often present in older people...
April 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323673/clinical-pearls-of-maternal-critical-care-part-2-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy
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Vinod Patil, Gamunu Ratnayake, Galina Fastovets
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review outlines the challenges in managing pregnant women with sickle-cell anemia, who are at risk of becoming critically ill during pregnancy. RECENT FINDINGS: Sickle obstetric patients pose unique challenges to the anesthetist and intensivist. We discuss the role of prophylactic transfusions for specific indications like acute anemia and twin pregnancies. The management and prevention of vaso-occlusive crises and chest crisis are also outlined...
March 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314589/fgfr2-mutations-are-associated-with-poor-outcomes-in-endometrioid-endometrial-cancer-an-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
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Yvette W Jeske, Shamshad Ali, Sara A Byron, Feng Gao, Robert S Mannel, Rahel G Ghebre, Paul A DiSilvestro, Shashikant B Lele, Michael L Pearl, Amy P Schmidt, Heather A Lankes, Nilsa C Ramirez, Golnar Rasty, Matthew Powell, Paul J Goodfellow, Pamela M Pollock
PURPOSE: Activating FGFR2 mutations have been identified in ~10% of endometrioid endometrial cancers (ECs). We have previously reported that mutations in FGFR2 are associated with shorter disease free survival (DFS) in stage I/II EC patients. Here we sought to validate the prognostic importance of FGFR2 mutations in a large, multi-institutional patient cohort. METHODS: Tumors were collected as part of the GOG 210 clinical trial "Molecular Staging of Endometrial Cancer" where samples underwent rigorous pathological review and had more than three years of detailed clinical follow-up...
March 14, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314558/a-patient-and-provider-research-agenda-on-diabetes-and-hypertension-management
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Emily B Zimmerman, Sarah K Cook, Amber D Haley, Steven H Woolf, Sarah K Price, Danielle Berman, Thomas DeLeire, Rebecca Etz, Jag Khalsa, Kirsten Knutson, Kathryn Kolasa, Alex Krist, Anton Kuzel, Pearl Lee, Theresa J Nartea, Gretchen Piatt, Hilary Seligman, Joni Strom Williams, Josh Brown, Jennifer Early, Jill Hellman, Julie Karr, Megan Kervin, Isra Malik, Albert Walker, Sheila Goode, Danita Gregory, Sharon Herman, Brenda Kenney, Chimere Miles, Audrey Smith, Travis White
INTRODUCTION: A demonstration project in Richmond, Virginia involved patients and other stakeholders in the creation of a research agenda on dietary and behavioral management of diabetes and hypertension. Given the impact of these diseases on morbidity and mortality, considerable research has been directed at the challenges patients face in chronic disease management. The continuing need to understand disparities and find evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes has been fruitful, but disparities and unmet needs persist...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289494/chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-pearls-and-pitfalls-of-diagnosis
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Humna Abid Memon, C Huie Lin, Ashrith Guha
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is characterized by chronic obstruction of major pulmonary arteries by organized thromboembolic material. Untreated CTEPH can result in pulmonary hypertension and eventually right heart failure, yet it is the only form of pulmonary hypertension that is potentially curable with surgical or catheter-based intervention. While early diagnosis is key to increasing the likelihood of successful treatment, CTEPH remains largely underdiagnosed. This article reviews the role of echocardiogram, ventilation/perfusion scan, and other available modalities in the diagnosis of CTEPH...
October 2016: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274766/design-strategies-and-applications-of-nacre-based-biomaterials
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REVIEW
Ethan Gerhard, Wei Wang, Caiyan Li, Jinshan Guo, Ibrahim Ozbolat, Kevin Rahn, April Armstrong, Jingfen Xia, Guoying Qian, Jian Yang
The field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine relies heavily on materials capable of implantation without significant foreign body reactions and with the ability to promote tissue differentiation and regeneration. The field of bone tissue engineering in particular requires materials capable of providing enhanced mechanical properties and promoting osteogenic cell lineage commitment. While bone repair has long relied almost exclusively on inorganic, calcium phosphate ceramics such as hydroxyapatite and their composites or on non- degradable metals, the organically derived shell and pearl nacre generated by mollusks has emerged as a promising alternative...
March 5, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240416/meeting-radiation-therapy-patients-informational-needs-through-educational-videos-augmented-by-3d-visualisation-software
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Katelyn Williams, Jenna Blencowe, Melissa Ind, David Willis
INTRODUCTION: Misconceptions and uncertainties about radiotherapy compound the anxiety patients experience at the commencement of treatment. This project investigated the utility of locally produced treatment process videos in meeting patients' informational needs. METHODS: In-house video production was conducted on a voluntary basis by staff and patients at a regional Australian radiotherapy centre. Videos included real footage and animated sections created with PEARL(TM) 3D visualisation software (Vertual Ltd, UK) to meet specific key content objectives...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235886/the-pearl-score-predicts-90-day-readmission-or-death-after-hospitalisation-for-acute-exacerbation-of-copd
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C Echevarria, J Steer, K Heslop-Marshall, S C Stenton, P M Hickey, R Hughes, M Wijesinghe, R N Harrison, N Steen, A J Simpson, G J Gibson, S C Bourke
BACKGROUND: One in three patients hospitalised due to acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) is readmitted within 90 days. No tool has been developed specifically in this population to predict readmission or death. Clinicians are unable to identify patients at particular risk, yet resources to prevent readmission are allocated based on clinical judgement. METHODS: In participating hospitals, consecutive admissions of patients with AECOPD were identified by screening wards and reviewing coding records...
February 24, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217015/the-pearl-of-fdg-pet-ct-in-preoperative-assessment-of-patients-with-potentially-operable-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-its-clinical-impact
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Boom Ting Kung, Ting Kun Au Yong, Cheuk Man Tong
The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the clinical impact and efficacy of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) on management decisions for patients suffering from clinically operable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A retrospective review of 186 potentially operable NSCLC patients who underwent whole-body PET/CT examination in 2012 was performed. The patients were further analyzed via the electronic patient record (ePR) system for relevant findings...
January 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205345/differential-diagnosis-of-well-differentiated-squamous-cell-carcinoma-from-non-neoplastic-oral-mucosal-lesions-new-cytopathologic-evaluation-method-dependent-on-keratinization-related-parameters-but-not-nuclear-atypism
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Hitoshi Hara, Tsuneo Misawa, Eri Ishii, Miki Nakagawa, Saki Koshiishi, Kenji Amemiya, Toshio Oyama, Kazuya Tominaga, Jun Cheng, Akio Tanaka, Takashi Saku
BACKGROUND: The cytology of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is challenging because oral SCC cells tend to be well differentiated and lack nuclear atypia, often resulting in a false negative diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to establish practical cytological parameters specific to oral SCCs. METHODS: We reviewed 123 cases of malignancy and 53 of non-neoplastic lesions of the oral mucosa, which had been diagnosed using both cytology and histopathology specimens...
February 16, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
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