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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341412/dorsal-muscle-attenuation-may-predict-failure-to-respond-to-interleukin-2-therapy-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Bamidele Otemuyiwa, Brian A Derstine, Peng Zhang, Sandra L Wong, Michael S Sabel, Bruce G Redman, Stewart C Wang, Ajjai S Alva, Matthew S Davenport
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To explore whether the sarcopenia body type can help predict response to interleukin-2 (IL-2) therapy in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained for this Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant retrospective cohort study of 75 subjects with metastatic RCC who underwent pretreatment contrast-enhanced computed tomography within 1 year of initiating IL-2 therapy...
March 21, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336325/allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-is-underutilized-in-older-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Bartlomiej M Getta, Ashwin Kishtagari, Patrick Hilden, Martin S Tallman, Molly Maloy, Patrick Gonzales, Hugo Castro-Malaspina, Miguel-Angel Perales, Sergio Giralt, Roni Tamari, Virginia Klimek
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) is the only curative treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The proportion of MDS patients referred for transplant evaluation, those undergoing transplantation and the reasons for not undergoing transplant are unknown. In this retrospective analysis, pre-defined HCT eligibility and indications criteria were applied to 362 unselected patients with newly diagnosed MDS seen by Leukemia faculty between 2008 and 2015 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center...
March 20, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327924/long-term-outcome-of-487-patients-with-early-stage-extra-nodal-marginal-zone-lymphoma
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S Teckie, S Qi, M Chelius, S Lovie, M Hsu, A Noy, C Portlock, J Yahalom
Background: Localized early-stage extra-nodal marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) presents with heterogeneous organ involvement and is treated with various modalities, including resection, radiotherapy, and systemic therapy. We report the long-term outcome of a large cohort of extra-nodal MZL and assess the impact of patient and disease characteristics, organ site, and treatment strategy on disease control and survival. Patients and Methods: We identified 487 consecutive patients with stage IE or IIE MZL referred between 1992 and 2012 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center...
January 23, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324891/multicenter-prospective-evaluation-of-the-reliability-of-the-combined-use-of-two-models-to-predict-non-sentinel-lymph-node-status-in-breast-cancer-patients-with-metastatic-sentinel-lymph-nodes-the-mskcc-nomogram-and-the-tenon-score-results-of-the-notegs-study
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Roman Rouzier, Catherine Uzan, Alexandra Rousseau, Eugénie Guillot, Sonia Zilberman, Charles Meyer, Pablo Estevez, Pierre-Francois Dupre, David Kere, Virginie Doridot, Gauthier D'halluin, Xavier Fritel, Nicolas Pouget, Clémentine Jankowski, Chafika Mazouni, Tabassome Simon, Charles Coutant
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the combined use of The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center nomogram and Tenon score to select, in patients with metastatic sentinel lymph node (SN), those at low risk of metastatic non-SN for whom additional axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) could be avoided. METHODS: From January 2011 to July 2012, a prospective non-interventional nationwide study was conducted (NCT01509963). We sought to identify the false reassurance rate (FRR, a negative test result is false) in patients with both a ⩽10% probability of metastatic non-SN with the MSKCC nomogram and a Tenon score ⩽3...
March 21, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320357/outcome-of-neurological-early-rehabilitation-patients-carrying-multi-drug-resistant-bacteria-results-from-a-german-multi-center-study
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J D Rollnik, M Bertram, C Bucka, M Hartwich, M Jöbges, G Ketter, B Leineweber, M Mertl-Rötzer, D A Nowak, T Platz, K Scheidtmann, R Thomas, F von Rosen, C W Wallesch, H Woldag, P Peschel, J Mehrholz, M Pohl
BACKGROUND: Colonization or infection with multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria is considered detrimental to the outcome of neurological and neurosurgical early rehabilitation patients. METHODS: In a German multi-center study, 754 neurological early rehabilitation patients were enrolled and and reviewed in respect to MDR status, length of stay (LOS) and the following outcome variables: Barthel Index (BI), Early Rehabilitation Index (ERI), Glasgow Outcome Score Extended (GOSE), Coma Remission Scale (CRS), Functional Ambulation Categories (FAC)...
March 20, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317474/young-general-practitioners-professional-activities-a-survey-in-the-french-speaking-part-of-belgium
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Anne-Laure Lenoir, Lou Richelle, Frédéric Ketterer, Bénédicte Fraipont, Marion Cayn, Christiane Duchesnes, Sophie Leconte
INTRODUCTION: This study described the professional activities of graduates of the Advanced Master of General Practice of the Belgian French-speaking universities from 1999 to 2013 and identified factors influencing their situation. METHODS: Between November 2014 and June 2015, all graduates were asked to complete a questionnaire concerning their professional activities. The first part of the analysis described the respondent's socio-demographic and professional characteristics...
March 20, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314689/dna-methylation-based-classification-and-grading-system-for-meningioma-a-multicentre-retrospective-analysis
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Felix Sahm, Daniel Schrimpf, Damian Stichel, David T W Jones, Thomas Hielscher, Sebastian Schefzyk, Konstantin Okonechnikov, Christian Koelsche, David E Reuss, David Capper, Dominik Sturm, Hans-Georg Wirsching, Anna Sophie Berghoff, Peter Baumgarten, Annekathrin Kratz, Kristin Huang, Annika K Wefers, Volker Hovestadt, Martin Sill, Hayley P Ellis, Kathreena M Kurian, Ali Fuat Okuducu, Christine Jungk, Katharina Drueschler, Matthias Schick, Melanie Bewerunge-Hudler, Christian Mawrin, Marcel Seiz-Rosenhagen, Ralf Ketter, Matthias Simon, Manfred Westphal, Katrin Lamszus, Albert Becker, Arend Koch, Jens Schittenhelm, Elisabeth J Rushing, V Peter Collins, Stefanie Brehmer, Lukas Chavez, Michael Platten, Daniel Hänggi, Andreas Unterberg, Werner Paulus, Wolfgang Wick, Stefan M Pfister, Michel Mittelbronn, Matthias Preusser, Christel Herold-Mende, Michael Weller, Andreas von Deimling
BACKGROUND: The WHO classification of brain tumours describes 15 subtypes of meningioma. Nine of these subtypes are allotted to WHO grade I, and three each to grade II and grade III. Grading is based solely on histology, with an absence of molecular markers. Although the existing classification and grading approach is of prognostic value, it harbours shortcomings such as ill-defined parameters for subtypes and grading criteria prone to arbitrary judgment. In this study, we aimed for a comprehensive characterisation of the entire molecular genetic landscape of meningioma to identify biologically and clinically relevant subgroups...
March 14, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314287/imaging-and-pathology-correlations-for-different-risk-stratification-models-for-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
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Timothy Ellis-Caleo, John V Hegde, Sukhjeet Bath, Shane Mesko, Robert Reiter, Daniel Margolis, Mitchell Kamrava
BACKGROUND/AIM: We evaluated whether sub-stratifying intermediate-risk (IR) prostate cancer using the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer (MSKCC) or Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification (ProCaRS) model predicts for adverse imaging or pathologic features. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 56 consecutive IR patients who underwent multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) and radical prostatectomy (RP) were studied. The different groups were tested for correlation with adverse findings. 2-sample T-tests assuming unequal variance were used...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286144/characterization-of-theileria-equi-genotypes-in-horses-in-israel-the-palestinian-authority-and-jordan
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Dafna Ketter-Ratzon, Sharon Tirosh-Levy, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Tal Saar, Lara Qura'n, Doni Zivotofsky, Ziad Abdeen, Gad Baneth, Amir Steinman
Equine theileriosis caused by Theileria equi is endemic in the Middle East, where it causes a severe disease as well as widespread subclinical infection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diversity of T. equi genotypes in Israel and the neighboring Palestinian Authority and Jordan. Blood samples from 355 horses from Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan were tested for the prevalence of T. equi DNA. Two hundred and fourteen (60%) were found positive for T. equi infection by PCR. Of those, the 18S rRNA (1458bp) and the EMA-1 (745bp) genes of T...
March 4, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285846/a-comparative-analysis-of-prediction-models-for-complete-gross-resection-in-secondary-cytoreductive-surgery-for-ovarian-cancer
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Renee A Cowan, Ane Gerda Zahl Eriksson, Sara M Jaber, Qin Zhou, Alexia Iasonos, Oliver Zivanovic, Mario M Leitao, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Dennis S Chi, Ginger J Gardner
OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine compliance and outcomes using Memorial Sloan Kettering "(MSK) criteria" to predict complete gross resection (CGR) and compare them with the validated Tian and AGO models. METHODS: Patients who underwent SCS for recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer from 5/2001-6/2014 were identified. The AGO and Tian models were applied to the study population; appropriate statistical tests were used to determine ability to predict CGR. RESULTS: 214 SCS cases were identified...
March 9, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285333/south-asian-health-from-research-to-practice-and-policy-an-overview
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Francesca Gany, Latha Palaniappan, Lakshmi Prasad, Sudha Acharya, Jennifer Leng
The US South Asian population has grown tremendously, and is now over 2.5 million. South Asians often face tremendous cultural, socioeconomic, linguistic and structural obstacles to good health, and face staggering cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer risk. Coupled with this is a paucity of detailed data on the population's unique CVD and cancer risk profiles, etiologic mechanisms, and effective interventions to address South Asian health disparities. This data gap compelled an initiative to develop more targeted research and evidence-based practice and policy approaches...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281096/avoidance-biomass-and-survival-response-of-soil-dwelling-endogeic-earthworms-to-oecd-artificial-soil-potential-implications-for-earthworm-ecotoxicology
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C Brami, A R Glover, K R Butt, C N Lowe
Soil dwelling earthworms are now adopted more widely in ecotoxicology, so it is vital to establish if standardised test parameters remain applicable. The main aim of this study was to determine the influence of OECD artificial soil on selected soil-dwelling, endogeic earthworm species. In an initial experiment, biomass change in mature Allolobophora chlorotica was recorded in Standard OECD Artificial Soil (AS) and also in Kettering Loam (KL). In a second experiment, avoidance behaviour was recorded in a linear gradient with varying proportions of AS and KL (100% AS, 75% AS + 25% KL, 50% KS + 50% KL, 25% AS + 75% KL, 100% KL) with either A...
March 9, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269765/central-review-of-amyloid-related-imaging-abnormalities-in-two-phase-iii-clinical-trials-of-bapineuzumab-in-mild-to-moderate-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
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Nzeera Ketter, H Robert Brashear, Jennifer Bogert, Jianing Di, Yves Miaux, Achim Gass, Derk D Purcell, Frederik Barkhof, H Michael Arrighi
BACKGROUND: Amyloid-related imaging abnormalities (ARIA) consist of ARIA-E (with effusion or edema) and ARIA-H (hemosiderin deposits [HDs]). OBJECTIVES: To address accurate ascertainment of ARIA identification, a final magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reading was performed on patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease randomized to bapineuzumab IV or placebo during two Phase III trials (APOE ɛ4 allele carriers or noncarriers). METHODS: Final MRI central review consisted of a systematic sequential locked, adjudicated read in 1,331 APOE ɛ4 noncarriers and 1,121 carriers by independent neuroradiologists...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267605/chairmen-in-academic-urologic-practice-a-descriptive-analysis
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Nicholas J Farber, Brian J Friel, Young S Kwon, Andrew Cruz, Sammy E Elsamra
OBJECTIVE: To examine and characterize the demographics and scholarly characteristics of academic urology chairmen at the time of appointment. METHODS: The chairman of each United States urology residency program as of September 2016 was included in the study. Interim chairmen, as well as programs for which no clearly defined chair could be identified, were excluded. Demographic and academic data were collected via publically available curriculum vitae, departmental websites, Google search engine, and PubMed and Scopus websites...
March 3, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262413/checkmate-025-randomized-phase-3-study-outcomes-by-key-baseline-factors-and-prior-therapy-for-nivolumab-versus-everolimus-in-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Bernard Escudier, Padmanee Sharma, David F McDermott, Saby George, Hans J Hammers, Sandhya Srinivas, Scott S Tykodi, Jeffrey A Sosman, Giuseppe Procopio, Elizabeth R Plimack, Daniel Castellano, Howard Gurney, Frede Donskov, Katriina Peltola, John Wagstaff, Thomas C Gauler, Takeshi Ueda, Huanyu Zhao, Ian M Waxman, Robert J Motzer
BACKGROUND: The randomized, phase 3 CheckMate 025 study of nivolumab (n=410) versus everolimus (n=411) in previously treated adults (75% male; 88% white) with advanced renal cell carcinoma (aRCC) demonstrated significantly improved overall survival (OS) and objective response rate (ORR). OBJECTIVE: To investigate which baseline factors were associated with OS and ORR benefit with nivolumab versus everolimus. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Subgroup OS analyses were performed using Kaplan-Meier methodology...
March 2, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256385/the-role-of-parotid-gland-irradiation-in-the-development-of-severe-hyposalivation-xerostomia-after-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer-temporal-patterns-risk-factors-and-testing-the-quantec-guidelines
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Adepitan A Owosho, Maria Thor, Jung Hun Oh, Nadeem Riaz, C Jillian Tsai, Haley Rosenberg, Spyridon Varthis, Sae Hee K Yom, Joseph M Huryn, Nancy Y Lee, Joseph O Deasy, Cherry L Estilo
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to investigate temporal patterns and potential risk factors for severe hyposalivation (xerostomia) after intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for head and neck cancer (HNC), and to test the two QUANTEC (Quantitative Analysis of Normal Tissue Effects in the Clinic) guidelines. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-three patients treated at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center between 2006 and 2015, who had a minimum of three stimulated whole mouth saliva flow measurements (WMSFM) at a median follow-up time of 11 (range: 3-24) months were included...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243805/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-redo-procedures-after-pulmonary-vein-isolation-with-the-cryoballoon-technique-long-term-outcome
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Klaus Kettering, Felix Gramley
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation has become the first line of therapy in patients with symptomatic, recurrent, drug-refractory atrial fibrillation (AF). Cryoablation has been shown to be a safe and effective technique for pulmonary vein (PV) isolation. However, the arrhythmia recurrence rate is high after cryoablation procedures. Radiofrequency catheter ablation has been shown to be an effective strategy for redo procedures in these patients and to provide a favourable outcome during midterm follow-up...
February 27, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242162/molecular-screening-for-lynch-syndrome-in-young-patients-with-colorectal-adenomas
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Robin B Mendelsohn, Keri Herzog, Jinru Shia, Nadiyah Rahaman, Zsofia K Stadler, Moshe Shike
BACKGROUND: The frequency of mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency (dMMR) in patients < 50 years with adenomas without a known germline mutation is unknown. Our aim was to define the frequency of dMMRs in adenomas from patients aged < 50 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We identified all patients aged 18 to 49 years who had undergone colonoscopy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 2008 to 2013 and were identified as having tubular, villous, or tubulovillous adenomas on pathology...
February 2, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237194/three-sets-of-case-studies-suggest-logic-and-consistency-challenges-with-value-frameworks
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Joshua T Cohen, Jordan E Anderson, Peter J Neumann
OBJECTIVE: To assess the logic and consistency of three prominent value frameworks. METHODS: We reviewed the value frameworks from three organizations: the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (DrugAbacus), the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review. For each framework, we developed case studies to explore the degree to which the frameworks have face validity in the sense that they are consistent with four important principles: value should be proportional to a therapy's benefit; components of value should matter to framework users (patients and payers); attribute weights should reflect user preferences; and value estimates used to inform therapy prices should reflect per-person benefit...
February 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216278/outcomes-of-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-bone-metastases-in-the-targeted-therapy-era
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Sarathi Kalra, Jonathan Verma, Bradley J Atkinson, Surena F Matin, Christopher G Wood, Jose A Karam, Sue-Hwa Lin, Robert L Satcher, Pheroze Tamboli, Kanishka Sircar, Priya Rao, Paul G Corn, Nizar M Tannir, Eric Jonasch
BACKGROUND: Bone metastases (BMs) occur commonly in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have improved the outcomes for patients with mRCC. However, data on the outcomes of mRCC patients with BMs treated with TKIs are limited. We describe the outcomes of patients with BMs treated with TKI therapy and compare them with the outcomes from a pre-TKI group. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using an institutional tumor registry, a retrospective review of patients with mRCC from 2002 to 2003 and 2006 to 2007 was performed...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
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