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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920628/local-recurrence-after-breast-conserving-surgery-and-mastectomy-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Xiaodong Zhou, Yujie Li
BACKGROUND: Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) in patients with large tumors shrunk by neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT) remains controversial. We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the local recurrence rates in locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) patients receiving NCT comparing BCS with mastectomy. METHODS: Pubmed, Web of Knowledge, and Ovid's database were searched for studies concerning treatment for LABC from January 2000 to June 2015. A meta-analysis was performed to compare the recurrence rates of patients receiving BCS versus mastectomy following NCT...
October 2016: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919702/design-of-pvp-va-s-630-based-tadalafil-solid-dispersion-to-enhance-the-dissolution-rate
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Jin-Seok Choi, Jeong-Sook Park
Tadalafil (TDF) is a Biopharmaceutics Classification System (BCS) class II drug; the efficacy thereof is critically limited by inherent poor water solubility. Solid dispersion (SD) techniques are widely used to improve the bioavailability of drugs that are poorly water-soluble. Herein, we used an SD technique to improve the solubility and in vitro dissolution rate of TDF; a solvent evaporation method was applied involving the use of hydrophilic carriers (PVP/VA S-630) and assistants (malic acid or meglumine)...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916693/comparison-of-2-strategies-to-enhance-pyridoclax-solubility-nanoemulsion-delivery-system-versus-salt-synthesis
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A-C Groo, M De Pascale, A-S Voisin-Chiret, S Corvaisier, M Since, A Malzert-Fréon
Pyridoclax is an original oligopyridine lead, very promising in treatment of chemoresistant cancers. However, from solubility measurement and permeability evaluation, it appeared that this compound can be considered as a BCS II drug, with a poor water solubility. To overcome this unfavorable property, two strategies were proposed and compared: pyridoclax di-hydrochloride salt synthesis and formulation of pyridoclax-loaded nanoemulsions (PNEs) efficiently performed by transposing the spontaneous emulsification process previously developed by our team...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915573/solid-dispersions-enhance-solubility-dissolution-and-permeability-of-thalidomide
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Silvana A Barea, Cristiane B Mattos, Ariadne C C Cruz, Vitor C Chaves, Rafael N Pereira, Claudia M O Simões, Jadel M Kratz, Letícia S Koester
Thalidomide (THD) is a BCS class II drug with renewed and growing therapeutic applicability. Along with the low aqueous solubility, additional poor biopharmaceutical properties of the drug, i.e. chemical instability, high crystallinity and polymorphism, lead to a slow and variable oral absorption. In this view, we developed solid dispersions (SDs) containing THD dispersed in different self-emulsifying carriers aiming at an enhanced absorption profile for the drug. THD was dispersed in lauroyl macrogol-32 glycerides (Gelucire® 44/14) and α-tocopherol polyethylene glycol succinate (Kolliphor® TPGS),in the presence or absence of the precipitation inhibitor polyvinylpyrrolidone K30 (PVP K30), by means of the solvent method...
December 5, 2016: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908586/standard-wide-local-excision-or-bilateral-reduction-mammoplasty-in-large-breasted-women-with-small-tumours-surgical-and-patient-reported-outcomes
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R Di Micco, R L O'Connell, P A Barry, N Roche, F A MacNeill, J E Rusby
INTRODUCTION: Oncoplastic breast surgery is used to extend the role of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) to women with an unfavourable tumour to breast volume ratio. However, large-breasted women with a relatively small breast cancer may be offered bilateral reduction mammoplasty (BRM) despite being suitable for standard BCS as the more complex surgery may have advantages in terms of patient satisfaction and reduced adverse effects of radiotherapy. PATIENT AND METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated surgical and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in large-breasted women with early (<3 cm) breast cancer, who have undergone unilateral standard BCS or BRM...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903896/img-abc-new-features-for-bacterial-secondary-metabolism-analysis-and-targeted-biosynthetic-gene-cluster-discovery-in-thousands-of-microbial-genomes
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Michalis Hadjithomas, I-Min A Chen, Ken Chu, Jinghua Huang, Anna Ratner, Krishna Palaniappan, Evan Andersen, Victor Markowitz, Nikos C Kyrpides, Natalia N Ivanova
Secondary metabolites produced by microbes have diverse biological functions, which makes them a great potential source of biotechnologically relevant compounds with antimicrobial, anti-cancer and other activities. The proteins needed to synthesize these natural products are often encoded by clusters of co-located genes called biosynthetic gene clusters (BCs). In order to advance the exploration of microbial secondary metabolism, we developed the largest publically available database of experimentally verified and predicted BCs, the Integrated Microbial Genomes Atlas of Biosynthetic gene Clusters (IMG-ABC) (https://img...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898921/using-estrus-detection-patches-to-optimally-time-insemination-improved-pregnancy-risk-in-suckled-beef-cows-enrolled-in-a-fixed-time-artificial-insemination-program
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S L Hill, D M Grieger, K C Olson, J R Jaeger, C R Dahlen, G A Bridges, F Dantas, J E Larson, A M Muth-Spurlock, J K Ahola, M C Fischer, G A Perry, E L Larimore, T L Steckler, W D Whittier, J F Currin, J S Stevenson
A multilocation study examined pregnancy risk (PR) after delaying AI in suckled beef cows from 60 to 75 h when estrus had not been detected by 60 h in response to a 7-d CO-Synch + progesterone insert (CIDR) timed AI (TAI) program (d -7: CIDR insert concurrent with an injection of GnRH; d 0: PGF injection and removal of CIDR insert; and GnRH injection at TAI [60 or 75 h after CIDR removal]). A total of 1,611 suckled beef cows at 15 locations in 9 states (CO, IL, KS, MN, MS, MT, ND, SD, and VA) were enrolled...
September 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898908/gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-increased-pregnancy-risk-in-suckled-beef-cows-not-detected-in-estrus-and-subjected-to-a-split-time-artificial-insemination-program
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S L Hill, D M Grieger, K C Olson, J R Jaeger, C R Dahlen, M R Crosswhite, N Negrin Pereira, S R Underdahl, B W Neville, J Ahola, M C Fischer, G E Seidel, J S Stevenson
We hypothesized that GnRH would increase pregnancy risk (PR) in a split-time AI program for cows in which estrus was not detected. A total of 1,236 suckled beef cows at 12 locations in 3 states (Colorado, Kansas, and North Dakota) were enrolled. Before applying the fixed-time AI program, BCS was assessed. Cows were treated on d -7 with a progesterone insert concurrent with 100 μg GnRH and on d 0 with 25 mg PGF plus removal of the insert. Estrus-detection patches were affixed to cows at insert removal. Estrus was defined to have occurred when an estrus-detection patch was >50% colored (activated)...
September 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898893/effect-of-phase-feeding-and-valine-to-lysine-ratio-during-lactation-on-sow-and-piglet-performance
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A Craig, W Henry, E Magowan
The potential of piglets to grow before weaning is greater than the sow can support, and as such, improving the performance of the lactating sow is a key driver of whole-farm efficiency. This study aimed to investigate the impact of 1) adopting a phased feeding approach during lactation and 2) the ratio of Val to Lys on sow and piglet performance. Multiparious sows ( = 109) were assigned to treatment at 108 d of gestation. Dietary treatments were arranged in a 2 × 2 + 1 factorial design. Dietary treatments included 2 dietary regimes: "Flat" (14...
September 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898880/water-temperature-impacts-water-consumption-by-range-cattle-in-winter
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M K Petersen, J M Muscha, J T Mulliniks, A J Roberts
Water consumption and DMI have been found to be positively correlated, and both may interact with ingestion of cold water or grazed frozen forage due to transitory reductions in the temperature of ruminal contents. The hypothesis underpinning the study explores the potential that cows provided warm drinking water would have increased in situ NDF and OM disappearances and a more stable rumen temperature, drink more water, and lose less BW during the winter. This hypothesis was tested in 3 experiments. In Exp...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893817/the-impact-of-group-size-on-welfare-indicators-of-ewes-during-pregnancy
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Xavier Averós, Ignacia Beltrán de Heredia, Roberto Ruiz, Inma Estevez
Group size (GS) and space allowance have major implications for the welfare of production species, however their effects are often confounded. In a previous study we investigated the impact of varying space allowance at constant GS. In the present work we report the consequences of varying GS on pregnant ewes while controlling space allowance. We housed ewes at 6 (GS6) or 12 ewes/enclosure (GS12), while controlling space allowance to 1.5 m2/ewe (3 enclosures/treatment), and necessarily varying enclosure size...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892665/thyroid-function-after-postoperative-radiation-therapy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Edyta Wolny-Rokicka, Andrzej Tukiendorf, Jerzy Wydmański, Danuta Roszkowska, Bogusław Staniul, Agnieszka Zembroń-Łacny
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess thyroid function in breast cancer patients exposed to therapeutic external beam radiation. The focus was on possible progressive changes and any relationships between the incidence of primary hypothyroidism, the time required to become hypothyroid, and factors such as chemotherapy, hormonotherapy and immunotherapy. Materials and Methods: Seventy females undergoing 3D conformal and IMRT radiation therapy for breast cancers were enrolled in a non-randomized prospective study...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887617/increased-expression-of-trop2-in-airway-basal-cells-potentially-contributes-to-airway-remodeling-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Qixiao Liu, Haijun Li, Qin Wang, Yuke Zhang, Wei Wang, Shuang Dou, Wei Xiao
BACKGROUND: The airway epithelium of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients undergoes aberrant repair and remodeling after repetitive injury following exposure to environmental factors. Abnormal airway regeneration observed in COPD is thought to originate in the stem/progenitor cells of the airway epithelium, the basal cells (BCs). However, the molecular mechanisms underlying these changes remain unknown. Here, trophoblast cell surface antigen 2 (TROP2), a protein implicated in the regulation of stem cell activity, was examined in lung tissue samples from COPD patients...
November 25, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886411/dog-ownership-and-physical-activity-among-breast-prostate-and-colorectal-cancer-survivors
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Cynthia C Forbes, Chris M Blanchard, W Kerry Mummery, Kerry S Courneya
BACKGROUND: Dog ownership has been associated with higher rates of physical activity (PA) in several populations but no study to date has focused on cancer survivors. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between dog ownership and PA among cancer survivors; and to examine correlates of dog ownership. METHODS: A stratified random sample of 2062 breast (BCS), prostate (PCS), and colorectal cancer survivors (CRCS) was mailed a questionnaire assessing PA, social-cognitive, dog ownership, demographic, and medical variables...
November 25, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885985/connectivity-map-of-bipolar-cells-and-photoreceptors-in-the-mouse-retina
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Christian Behrens, Timm Schubert, Silke Haverkamp, Thomas Euler, Philipp Berens
In the mouse retina, three different types of photoreceptors provide input to 14 bipolar cell (BC) types. Classically, most BC types are thought to contact all cones within their dendritic field; ON-BCs would contact cones exclusively via so-called invaginating synapses, while OFF-BCs would form basal synapses. By mining publically available electron microscopy data, we discovered interesting violations of these rules of outer retinal connectivity: ON-BC type X contacted only ~20% of the cones in its dendritic field and made mostly atypical non-invaginating contacts...
November 25, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885248/rs3842530-polymorphism-in-microrna-205-host-gene-in-lung-and-breast-cancer-patients
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Fan Zou, Jizhu Li, Xiaohua Jie, Xiong Peng, Ruiqi Fan, Mengmeng Wang, Jiangjie Wang, Zhuoqi Liu, Hua Li, Huan Deng, Xiaohong Yang, Daya Luo
BACKGROUND The expression of miR-205 is closely related to the occurrence, development, and prognosis of lung cancer and breast cancer. However, studies show that it plays opposite roles in different tumor types. Because the expression and regulation of miR-205 are primarily confined to epigenetic areas, whether genetic variation of miR-205 is related to the occurrence or to the development of tumors has not been reported. The aim of this study was to screen genetic variation of miR-205 gene and to investigate its association with the risk and development of lung and breast cancer...
November 25, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884714/carrier-particle-design-for-stabilization-and-isolation-of-drug-nanoparticles
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Teresa Tierney, Katalin Bodnár, Åke Rasmuson, Sarah Hudson
Nanoparticles of poorly water-soluble drugs were prepared in suspension via antisolvent precipitation in order to improve their dissolution behaviour. Insoluble, surface-functionalized, micron-range, clay carrier particles were employed for the dual purpose of stabilizing the nanoparticles in suspended state, and facilitating their unhindered isolation to solid state; often a challenging step in nanoparticle production. The carrier particles, which were functionalized with an optimal level of cationic polymer (protamine), attracted negatively-charged nanoparticles to their surface as a uniform and segregated nanoparticle layer, at drug loadings up to 9% w/w...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882469/influence-of-the-sso-astro-margin-reexcision-guidelines-on-costs-associated-with-breast-conserving-surgery
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C R Baliski, R E Pataky
BACKGROUND: The reported reexcision rates vary significantly for patients with invasive breast cancer undergoing breast-conserving surgery (BCS). This variability is a function of both the positive pathologic margin rate and the interpretation of an adequate pathologic margin. The influence of the SSO/ASTRO margin guidelines on reexcision rates and the potential cost savings is of interest from both quality and health economics perspectives. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients undergoing BCS during a 3-year period (January 1, 2010-December 31, 2012) was performed...
November 23, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881784/low-somatic-sodium-conductance-enhances-action-potential-precision-in-time-coding-auditory-neurons
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Yang Yang, Bina Ramamurthy, Andreas Neef, Matthew A Xu-Friedman
: Auditory nerve fibers encode sounds in the precise timing of action potentials (APs), which is used for such computations as sound localization. Timing information is relayed through several cell types in the auditory brainstem that share an unusual property: their APs are not overshooting, suggesting that the cells have very low somatic sodium conductance (gNa). However, it is not clear how gNa influences temporal precision. We addressed this by comparing bushy cells (BCs) in the mouse cochlear nucleus with T-stellate cells (SCs), which do have normal overshooting APs...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881209/genetic-parameters-for-lameness-mastitis-and-dagginess-in-a-multi-breed-sheep-population
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A C O'Brien, N McHugh, E Wall, T Pabiou, K McDermott, S Randles, S Fair, D P Berry
The objective of the present study was to quantify the extent of genetic variation in three health-related traits namely dagginess, lameness and mastitis, in an Irish sheep population. Each of the health traits investigated pose substantial welfare implications as well as considerable economic costs to producers. Data were also available on four body-related traits, namely body condition score (BCS), live weight, muscle depth and fat depth. Animals were categorised as lambs (<365 days old) or ewes (⩾365 days old) and were analysed both separately and combined...
November 24, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
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