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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537875/n-myc-downstream-regulated-gene-1-promotes-oxaliplatin-triggered-apoptosis-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-via-enhancing-the-ubiquitination-of-bcl-2
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Xiao Yang, Fan Zhu, Chaoran Yu, Jiaoyang Lu, Luyang Zhang, Yanfeng Lv, Jing Sun, Minhua Zheng
N-myc downstream-regulated gene1 (NDRG1) has been identified as a potent tumor suppressor gene. The molecular mechanisms of anti-tumor activity of NDRG1 involve its suppressive effects on a variety of tumorigenic signaling pathways. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of NDRG1 in the apoptosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. We first collected the clinical data of locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) patients receiving oxaliplatin-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy in our medical center. Correlation analysis revealed that NDRG1 positively associated with the downstaging rates and prognosis of patients...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514763/the-value-of-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-in-assessing-pathological-complete-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-therapy-in-rectal-cancer-a-comparison-with-conventional-diffusion-weighted-imaging
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Feixiang Hu, Wei Tang, Yiqun Sun, Dang Wan, Sanjun Cai, Zhen Zhang, Robert Grimm, Xu Yan, Caixia Fu, Tong Tong, Weijun Peng
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to comprehensively evaluate the advantage of diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) in distinguishing pathological complete response (pCR) from non-pCR patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) after neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT) in comparison to conventional diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-six consecutive patients diagnosed with LARC were prospectively enrolled and underwent pre- and post-CRT MRI on a 3...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502827/provider-and-health-system-factors-associated-with-usage-of-long-acting-reversible-contraception-in-adolescents
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Anna Jo Bodurtha Smith, Kathleen F Harney, Tara Singh, Anita Gupta Hurwitz
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is recommended as first-line contraception for adolescents. Surveys of primary care providers suggest that physician and clinic factors may influence LARC counseling, but their impact on usage is unknown. Our objective was to explore provider and clinic characteristics associated with LARC usage in adolescents. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 5363 women ages 15-21 years receiving primary care within a large health system in Massachusetts in 2015...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502421/is-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-always-necessary-for-mid-high-local-advanced-rectal-cancer-a-comparative-analysis-after-propensity-score-matching
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Y Zhang, Y Sun, Z Xu, P Chi, X Lu
AIM: This study was aimed to compare perioperative and oncological outcomes of mid/high locally advanced midrectal cancer (LARC) treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT) vs. surgery alone, and to identify risk factors for local recurrence in mid/high LARC. METHOD: A total of 471 mid/high LARC patients treated with surgery alone or NCRT (50.4 Gy in 28 fractions) with concurrent FOLFOX/XELOX followed by TME in 6-8 weeks from 2008 to 2014 were matched 1:1 by using propensity score analysis...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499428/clinical-benefit-of-adding-oxaliplatin-to-standard-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis-oxaliplatin-in-neoadjuvant-treatment-for-rectal-cancer
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Francesca De Felice, Ilaria Benevento, Anna Lisa Magnante, Daniela Musio, Nadia Bulzonetti, Rossella Caiazzo, Vincenzo Tombolini
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant fluoropirimidine (5FU)-based chemoradiotherapy (CRT) has been considered the standard of care for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Whether addition of oxaliplatin (OXP) will further improve clinical outcomes is still debated. We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the role of OXP in this patient population. METHODS: Literature searches were carried out in PubMed, Medline and Scopus databases. End points were overall survival (OS), disease free survival (DFS), local failure (LF) and distant failure (DF)...
May 12, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497403/locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-predicting-non-responders-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-using-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-textures
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Ming Liu, Han Lv, Li-Heng Liu, Zheng-Han Yang, Er-Hu Jin, Zhen-Chang Wang
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to evaluate whether apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) textures could identify patient with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) who would not respond to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT). METHOD: Twenty-six patients who underwent MRI including diffusion-weighted imaging at a 3.0 T system before NCRT were enrolled. Texture analysis of pre-therapy ADC mapping was carried out, and a total of 133 ADC textures as well as routine mean ADC value of the primary tumor were extracted for each patient...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492087/sociodemographic-characteristics-associated-with-the-use-of-effective-and-less-effective-contraceptive-methods-findings-from-the-understanding-fertility-management-in-contemporary-australia-survey
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Karen Freilich, Sara Holton, Heather Rowe, Maggie Kirkman, Lynne Jordan, Kathleen McNamee, Christine Bayly, John McBain, Vikki Sinnott, Jane Fisher
OBJECTIVE: Unintended pregnancy and abortion may, in part, result from suboptimal use of effective contraception. This study aimed to identify sociodemographic factors associated with the use of effective and less effective methods among women and men of reproductive age living in Australia. METHODS: In a cross-sectional national survey, 1544 women and men aged 18-51 were identified as being at risk of pregnancy. Chi-square and logistic regression analyses were used to assess the sociodemographic factors related to contraceptive use...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488380/addition-of-oxaliplatin-to-neoadjuvant-radiochemotherapy-in-mri-defined-t3-t4-or-n-rectal-cancer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Peiman Haddad, Monir Miraie, Farshid Farhan, Mohammad-Sadegh Fazeli, Afsaneh Alikhassi, Afsaneh Maddah-Safaei, Mahdi Aghili, Bita Kalaghchi, Mohammad Babaei
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials investigating the effects of addition of oxaliplatin to neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancers (LARCs) have brought controversial results for pathologic complete response as an endpoint. This randomized clinical trial investigated downstaging as a short-term surrogate for progression-free survival (PFS). METHODS: Patients with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) defined T3, T4 or N+ histologically proven adenocarcinoma of rectum within 15 cm from anal verge were randomly assigned to receive 50-50...
May 10, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486357/inpatient-postpartum-long-acting-reversible-contraception-and-sterilization-in-the-united-states-2008-2013
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Michelle H Moniz, Tammy Chang, Michele Heisler, Lindsay Admon, Acham Gebremariam, Vanessa K Dalton, Matthew M Davis
OBJECTIVE: To measure rates of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), including intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants, and tubal sterilization during delivery hospitalizations and correlates of their use. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used the 2008-2013 National Inpatient Sample, a publicly available all-payer database. We identified delivery hospitalizations with the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification codes for intrauterine device insertion, contraceptive implant insertion, and tubal sterilization...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485895/with-smart-strategies-immediate-postpartum-larc-is-possible
#10
Abigail R A Aiken
The need to provide immediate postpartum access to intrauterine contraceptives and contraceptive implants for those who desire them is now widely acknowledged among leading healthcare organizations. The most recently updated versions of the UK, US, and World Health Organization (WHO) Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (MEC) all support placement of the progestin implant, Copper IUD, and levonorgestrel IUS following delivery of the placenta and before hospital discharge. Postpartum placement has been recognized as safe, effective, and acceptable by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)...
May 9, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485342/preoperative-long-course-chemoradiation-for-localized-rectal-cancer-a-retrospective-comparison-of-response-and-outcome-between-5-fluorouracil-leucovorin-versus-capecitabine
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B Kunheri, B Gurram, R Madhavan, D Makuny
BACKGROUND: Preoperative concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CRT) with either capecitabine or 5-florouracil/leucovorin (5 FU/LV) is the standard of care in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Literature comparing the toxicity and response of these two regimens in Indian patients is sparse. Our objective was to compare the pathological response (PR) and clinical outcome of capecitabine versus 5 FU/LV in CRT for LARC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients with LARC treated with preoperative CRT with capecitabine or 5FU/LV from January 2009 to May 2014 were analyzed...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476941/systemic-chemotherapy-as-salvage-treatment-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-patients-who-fail-to-respond-to-standard-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
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Francesco Sclafani, Gina Brown, David Cunningham, Sheela Rao, Paris Tekkis, Diana Tait, Federica Morano, Chiara Baratelli, Eleftheria Kalaitzaki, Shahnawaz Rasheed, David Watkins, Naureen Starling, Andrew Wotherspoon, Ian Chau
BACKGROUND: The potential of chemotherapy as salvage treatment after failure of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) has never been explored. We conducted a single-center, retrospective analysis to address this question. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed LARC who were inoperable or candidates for extensive (i.e., beyond total mesorectal excision [TME]) surgery after long-course chemoradiotherapy and who received salvage chemotherapy were included...
May 5, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473617/the-relationship-between-area-deprivation-and-prescription-of-long-acting-reversible-contraception-in-women-of-reproductive-age-in-lothian-scotland-uk
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Catherine Rachel Morgan, Hanhua Liu
BACKGROUND: Reducing unplanned pregnancy in Scotland is a key government objective. Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is a cost-effective way to reduce unintended pregnancy. Abortion and teenage pregnancy rates are highest in the most deprived areas. One possible explanation could be contraceptive prescribing inequality. This study examined the relationship between area deprivation measured by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation and LARC prescription. METHODS: Using Scottish electronic prescribing data from primary care and sexual and reproductive health clinics, this study analysed female Lothian residents with a valid postcode aged 16-49 years who received a contraceptive prescription from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2014...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464745/diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-rectal-cancer-tumour-volume-and-perfusion-fraction-predict-chemoradiotherapy-response-and-survival
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Kine Mari Bakke, Knut Håkon Hole, Svein Dueland, Krystyna Kotanska Grøholt, Kjersti Flatmark, Anne Hansen Ree, Therese Seierstad, Kathrine Røe Redalen
BACKGROUND: In locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC), responses to preoperative treatment are highly heterogeneous and more accurate diagnostics are likely to enable more individualised treatment approaches with improved responses. We investigated the potential of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW MRI), with quantification of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and perfusion fraction (F), as well as volumetry from T2-weighted (T2W) MRI, for prediction of therapeutic outcome...
June 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434106/what-do-patients-want-to-know-about-contraception-and-which-method-would-they-prefer
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Patricia G Oppelt, Friederike Baier, Christine Fahlbusch, Katharina Heusinger, Thomas Hildebrandt, Christiane Breuel, Ralf Dittrich
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which women's choice of contraceptive method depends on the advice received from their gynecologist and whether more intensive counseling might lead to more frequent use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). METHODS: A total of 1089 physicians and 18,521 women responded to 32 or 37 questions, respectively, using an online questionnaire. The women were asked about their current use of contraceptive methods, the extent of their satisfaction with them, their satisfaction with the counseling they had received, and whether they wanted to have more information about contraception...
April 22, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432718/long-acting-reversible-contraception-conflicting-perspectives-of-advocates-and-potential-users
#16
S Rowlands, R Ingham
Worldwide, use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) has easily overtaken oral contraceptive use, now with double the prevalence.(1) Rates of LARC (defined as subdermal implants, intrauterine contraceptives and injectables) use are twice as high in the developing world as in the developed world.(1) There are many reasons for this increasing use of LARC, some to do with potential users and some to do with advocates of LARC. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
April 22, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427174/association-of-immunologic-markers-from-complete-blood-counts-with-the-response-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-and-prognosis-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
#17
Sung Woo Jung, In Ja Park, Se Heon Oh, Seung-Seop Yeom, Jong Lyul Lee, Yong Sik Yoon, Chan Wook Kim, Seok-Byung Lim, Jung Bok Lee, Chang Sik Yu, Jin Cheon Kim
We investigated retrospectively whether immunologic markers from a complete blood count (CBC) are associated with the responsiveness to preoperative chemoradiotherapy (PCRT) and oncologic outcomes in 984 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) who also underwent radical surgery from 2005 to 2013. CBC parameters including the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR), and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) were recorded. Pathologic responses to PCRT were evaluated in the resected specimens using the tumor regression grade system...
February 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419700/pregnancy-ambivalence-and-long-acting-reversible-contraceptive-larc-use-among-young-adult-women-a-qualitative-study
#18
Jenny A Higgins
CONTEXT: Many young adults are unclear about how much they want to have, or prevent having, a baby. However, pregnancy ambivalence is an underexamined factor in the uptake of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods-IUDs and implants-the most effective methods available. METHODS: In 2014, investigators conducted six focus groups and 12 interviews with 50 women aged 18-29 in Dane County, Wisconsin; participants were either university students or community residents receiving public assistance...
April 17, 2017: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410832/a-dose-finding-and-biomarker-evaluation-phase-ib-study-of-everolimus-in-association-with-5-fluorouracil-and-pelvic-radiotherapy-as-neoadjuvant-treatment-of-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-e-larc-study
#19
Fabio Gelsomino, Federica Bertolini, Gabriele Luppi, Andrea Spallanzani, Elisa Pettorelli, Luca Reggiani Bonetti, Bruno Meduri, Gianrocco Manco, Pierfranco Conte, Stefano Cascinu
BACKGROUND: During the past 20 years, considerable improvement has occurred in the treatment of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). With the introduction of multimodal treatment, refinements in preclinical staging and improvements in surgical skills, local relapse is no longer the major problem for patients with LARC. However, many patients die of metastatic disease. The present phase Ib study aimed to establish the maximum tolerated dose of everolimus combined with 5-fluorouracil and radiotherapy in patients with LARC...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403959/impact-of-the-french-3rd-and-4th-generation-pill-scare-in-women-seeking-termination-of-pregnancy
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O Caillot, M Aubry, S Duros, L Boyer, C Van Valenberg, J Levêque, V Lavoué
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in the contraceptive profile of women seeking termination of pregnancy following the debate on 3rd and 4th generation pills in France in 2012. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-center case-control study comparing the attitude to contraception before (between 02/15/2012 and 07/16/2012) and after the debate (between 02/25/2013 and 06/24/2013). RESULTS: A total of 291 patients consulted before and 601 after the debate...
January 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
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