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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921241/introducing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-a%C3%A2-new-generation-prosthesis-institutional-learning-curve-and-effects-on-acute-outcomes
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G D'Ancona, H U Agma, S Kische, G El-Achkar, M Dißmann, J Ortak, H Ince, U Ketterer, A Bärisch, A Öner
OBJECTIVES: We present our single-centre experience with the direct flow medical (DFM) trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) prosthesis addressing the impact of learning curve upon outcomes. BACKGROUND: The DFM has been recently introduced for TAVI. The prosthesis presents original design and implantation features. METHODS: Patients were divided into three groups according to the chronological implantation sequence that reflected technical skills acquisition of the entire team...
December 5, 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919990/validation-and-enhancement-of-the-clinicopathological-melanoma-nomogram-via-incorporation-of-a-molecular-marker-in-the-primary-tumor
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Samer A Naffouje, Rand Naffouje, Jinsong Chen, George I Salti
BACKGROUND/AIM: To validate the melanoma nomogram and improve its function in prediction of nodal dissemination by incorporating a molecular marker in the model. Microphthalmia transcription factor (MITF) is an important regulator of melanocyte homeostasis and differentiation. We have shown that the grade of MITF expression in primary melanoma cells can serve as a predictor of nodal status. Many efforts to identify the nodal spread in cutaneous melanoma using non-invasive means have been recently undertaken...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918762/alternating-treatment-with-pazopanib-and-everolimus-vs-continuous-pazopanib-to-delay-disease-progression-in-patients-with-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-cell-cancer-the-ropetar-randomized-clinical-trial
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Geert A Cirkel, Paul Hamberg, Stefan Sleijfer, Olaf J L Loosveld, M Wouter Dercksen, Maartje Los, Marco B Polee, Franchette van den Berkmortel, Maureen J Aarts, Laurens V Beerepoot, Gerard Groenewegen, Martijn P Lolkema, Metin Tascilar, Johanna E A Portielje, Frank P J Peters, Heinz-Josef Klümpen, Vincent van der Noort, John B A G Haanen, Emile E Voest
Importance: To our knowledge, this is the first randomized clinical trial evaluating an alternating treatment regimen in an attempt to delay disease progression in clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Objective: To test our hypothesis that an 8-week rotating treatment schedule with pazopanib and everolimus delays disease progression, exhibits more favorable toxic effects, and improves quality of life when compared with continuous treatment with pazopanib. Design, Setting, and Participants: This was an open-label, randomized (1:1) study (ROPETAR trial)...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909972/can-we-estimate-short-and-intermediate-term-survival-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-metastatic-bone-disease
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Jonathan A Forsberg, Rikard Wedin, Patrick J Boland, John H Healey
BACKGROUND: Objective means of estimating survival can be used to guide surgical decision-making and to risk-stratify patients for clinical trials. Although a free, online tool ( www.pathfx.org ) can estimate 3- and 12-month survival, recent work, including a survey of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, indicated that estimates at 1 and 6 months after surgery also would be helpful. Longer estimates help justify the need for more durable and expensive reconstructive options, and very short estimates could help identify those who will not survive 1 month and should not undergo surgery...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901350/blood-transfusion-requirement-and-not-preoperative-anaemia-is-associated-with-perioperative-complications-following-intracorporeal-robotic-assisted-radical-cystectomy
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Wei Shen Tan, Benjamin Wilfrid Lamb, Pramit Khetrapal, Mae-Yen Tan, Melanie El Tan, Ashwin Sridhar, Elizabeth Cervi, Simon Rodney, Gerald Busuttil, Senthil Nathan, John Hines, Greg Shaw, Anna Mohammed, Hilary Baker, Timothy P Briggs, Andrew Klein, Toby Richards, John D Kelly
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of preoperative anaemia and the impact of preoperative anaemia and blood transfusion requirement on 30- and 90-day complications in a cohort of patients undergoing robotic assisted radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion (iRARC). PATIENTS & METHODS: IRARC was performed on 166 patients between June 2011-March 2016. Prospective data was collected for patient demographics, clinical and pathological characteristics, perioperative variables, transfusion requirements and hospital length of stay...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896574/cognitive-function-in-early-hiv-infection
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Aanchal Prakash, Jue Hou, Lei Liu, Yi Gao, Casey Kettering, Ann B Ragin
This study aimed to examine cognitive function in acute/early HIV infection over the subsequent 2 years. Fifty-six HIV+ subjects and 21 seronegative participants of the Chicago Early HIV Infection Study were evaluated using a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment at study enrollment and at 2-year follow-up. Cognitive performance measures were compared in the groups using t tests and mixed-effect models. Patterns of relationship with clinical measures were determined between cognitive function and clinical status markers using Spearman's correlations...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875625/clinical-and-genetic-determinants-of-ovarian-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer
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Karuna Ganesh, Ronak H Shah, Efsevia Vakiani, Garrett M Nash, Hugh P Skottowe, Rona Yaeger, Andrea Cercek, Anne Lincoln, Christina Tran, Neil H Segal, Diane L Reidy, Anna Varghese, Andrew S Epstein, Yukio Sonoda, Dennis Chi, Jose Guillem, Larissa Temple, Philip Paty, Jaclyn Hechtman, Jinru Shia, Martin Weiser, Julio Garcia Aguilar, Nancy Kemeny, Michael F Berger, Leonard Saltz, Zsofia K Stadler
BACKGROUND: Ovarian metastases from colorectal cancer (OM-CRC) often are unresponsive to chemotherapy and are associated with poor survival. To the authors' knowledge, the clinicopathologic and genomic predictors of OM-CRC are poorly characterized and optimal clinical management remains unclear. METHODS: Women with a histopathological diagnosis of OM-CRC who were treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 1999 to 2015 were identified. Next-generation somatic mutation profiling (Memorial Sloan Kettering-Integrated Mutation Profiling of Actionable Cancer Targets [MSK-IMPACT]) was performed on 38 OM-CRC cases, including 21 matched tumor pairs/trios...
November 22, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875249/an-interview-with-kathryn-anderson
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Aidan Maartens
Kathryn Anderson is Professor and Chair of the Developmental Biology Program at the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York. Her lab investigates the genetic networks underlying the patterning and morphogenesis of the early mouse embryo. We caught up with Kathryn at the 2016 Society for Developmental Biology - International Society of Differentiation joint meeting in Boston, where she was awarded the Edwin G. Conklin medal.
November 15, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869363/is-the-memorial-sloan-kettering-cancer-centre-mskcc-sarcoma-nomogram-useful-in-an-asian-population
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Deanna Wan Jie Ng, Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Claramae Shulyn Chia, Cindy Xindi Lim, Soo Khee Chee, Richard Hong Hui Quek, Mohamad Farid, Melissa Ching Ching Teo
AIM: A nomogram for prediction of 12-year sarcoma-specific survival has been developed based on patients with soft tissue sarcomas treated in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC). We aim to evaluate the predictive accuracy of the MSKCC sarcoma nomogram in a cohort of patients treated at an Asian institution. This has not been validated in an Asian population and thus its universal applicability remains unproven. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1990 and 2013, 840 adult patients underwent treatment for primary soft tissue sarcoma (STS) at the National Cancer Centre Singapore...
November 21, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867668/a-rare-clinical-course-of-seronegative-pulmonary-renal-syndrome
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M Fröhlich-Gildhoff, W J Jabs, C Berhold, M K Kuhlmann, U Ketterer, S Kische, H Ince
Purpose. Pulmonary-renal syndrome (PRS) is characterized by diffuse alveolar hemorrhage and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis mainly due to autoimmune etiologies. Seronegative PRS is a challenging entity to the clinician, since early diagnosis may be missed leading to delayed appropriate treatment. Materials and Methods. We present the clinical course of a 77-year-old patient who was admitted under the suspected diagnosis of pneumogenic sepsis and septic renal failure with fever, dyspnea, and elevated CRP levels...
2016: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864232/bringing-precision-medicine-to-community-oncologists
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Quest Diagnostics has teamed up with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and IBM Watson Health to offer IBM Watson Genomics to its network of community cancer centers and hospitals. This new service aims to advance precision medicine by combining genomic tumor sequencing with the power of cognitive computing.
November 18, 2016: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861766/role-of-staging-laparoscopy-in-the-stratification-of-patients-with-perihilar-cholangiocarcinoma
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N Bird, M Elmasry, R Jones, M Elniel, M Kelly, D Palmer, S Fenwick, G Poston, H Malik
BACKGROUND: Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare cancer with a poor prognosis. Radical surgical resection is the only option for curative treatment. Optimal determination of resectability is required so that patients can be stratified into operative or chemotherapeutic treatment cohorts in an accurate and time-efficient manner. Staging laparoscopy is utilized to determine the presence of radiologically occult disease that would preclude further surgical treatment. The aim of this study was to analyse the utility of staging laparoscopy in a contemporary cohort of patients with perihilar cholangiocarcinoma...
November 8, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835925/response-to-therapy-status-is-an-excellent-predictor-of-pregnancy-associated-structural-disease-progression-in-patients-previously-treated-for-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Luba Rakhlin, Stephanie Fish, R Michael Tuttle
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of recurrence /progression of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). However, it is unclear if the impact of pregnancy would differ based on pre-pregnancy response to therapy status. Our objective was to investigate the risk of recurrence /progression of DTC applying the response to therapy assessments to pre-pregnancy status as recommended by the 2015 ATA thyroid cancer guidelines. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 235 women followed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) for DTC and who had a term pregnancy after initial treatment for DTC between 1997 and 2015...
November 11, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810565/frequency-and-predictors-of-acute-hospitalization-before-death-in-patients-with-glioblastoma
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Eli L Diamond, Katherine S Panageas, Alexis Dallara, Ariel Pollock, Allison J Applebaum, Alan C Carver, Elena Pentsova, Lisa M DeAngelis, Holly G Prigerson
CONTEXT: Glioblastoma (GBM) is a devastating and incurable neuro-oncologic disease, and issues related to the end of life (EOL) are almost invariably a matter of "when," not a matter of "if". Optimizing symptom management and quality of life in later stages of disease is of the utmost priority. OBJECTIVES: To examine the frequency of and factors associated with late acute hospital admission before death in patients with GBM. METHODS: Case-control study comparing patients with GBM admitted to the hospital within one month of death to those without late hospital admission...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804026/patterns-and-timing-of-initial-relapse-in-pathologic-stage-ii-melanoma-patients
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Ann Y Lee, Nicolas Droppelmann, Katherine S Panageas, Qin Zhou, Charlotte E Ariyan, Mary S Brady, Paul B Chapman, Daniel G Coit
PURPOSE: Pathologic stage II melanoma patients have variable outcomes when divided by substage. We hypothesized that an understanding of the patterns of initial relapse by substage will better inform follow-up guidelines. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 738 adult patients with pathologic stage II cutaneous melanoma treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center between 1993 and 2013. Clinical records were reviewed to determine time, location, and method of detection of initial relapse...
November 1, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800631/meeting-report-from-the-prostate-cancer-foundation-scientific-working-group-on-radium-223
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Andrea K Miyahira, Michael Morris, Howard R Soule
INTRODUCTION: The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) convened a Scientific Working Group Meeting on Radium-223 on September 8, 2016, at The Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. METHODS: The meeting was attended by 18 investigators with expertise in radium-223, bone biology, molecular imaging, biomarkers, and prostate cancer clinical trials. The goal of this meeting was to discuss the known and unknown surroundings the therapeutic effects of the bone targeting agent radium-223, in bone metastatic prostate cancer therapy, and to outline the most critical studies needed to improve the clinical use of this agent...
November 1, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794251/obesity-and-obstetric-complications-are-associated-with-rapid-cycling-in-italian-patients-with-bipolar-disorder
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Massimiliano Buoli, Bernardo Dell'Osso, Alice Caldiroli, Greta Silvia Carnevali, Marta Serati, Trisha Suppes, Terence A Ketter, A Carlo Altamura
BACKGROUND: Rapid cycling (RC) worsens the course of bipolar disorder (BD) being associated with poor response to pharmacotherapy. Previous studies identified clinical variables potentially associated with RCBD: however, in many cases, results were discordant or unreplicated. The present study was aimed to compare clinical variables between RC and non RC bipolar patients and to identify related risk factors. METHODS: A sample of 238 bipolar patients was enrolled from 3 different community mental health centers...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776838/indocyanine-green-fluorescence-imaging-of-lymph-nodes-during-robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-operation-for-endometrial-cancer-a-prospective-validation-study-using-a-sentinel-lymph-node-surgical-algorithm
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Bjørn Hagen, Marit Valla, Guro Aune, Merethe Ravlo, Anne Britt Abusland, Elisabeth Araya, Marit Sundset, Solveig Tingulstad
OBJECTIVE: A sentinel lymph node (SLN) strategy may have particular value in endometrial cancer (EC) because a therapeutic effect of lymphadenectomy per se is unproven. The aim was to evaluate indocyanine green (ICG) and near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence mapping using a surgical algorithm. METHODS: From November 2012 through December 2015, women with apparently early stage EC underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy including ICG fluorescence SLN mapping following the Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) surgical algorithm...
December 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759845/post-operative-hemimaxillectomy-rehabilitation-using-prostheses-supported-by-zygoma-implants-and-remaining-natural-teeth
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Xing Zhou Qu, Ming Yi Wang, Hui Shan Ong, Chen Ping Zhang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the stability of prostheses supported by zygoma implants and remaining teeth for subjects who had undergone hemi-maxillectomy. METHODS: Ten patients were included in the study. Oral rehabilitation was performed using a temporary prosthesis that was supported by remaining teeth for the first three months. Then, a zygoma implant was placed to provide support for a final prosthesis in addition to the remaining teeth. Each prosthesis was tailor-made according to biomechanical three-dimensional finite element analysis results...
October 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757719/characterization-of-a-novel-germline-palb2-duplication-in-a-hereditary-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-family
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Ciyu Yang, Angela G Arnold, Magan Trottier, Yukio Sonoda, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Oliver Zivanovic, Mark E Robson, Zsofia K Stadler, Michael F Walsh, David M Hyman, Kenneth Offit, Liying Zhang
PURPOSE: Mutations in PALB2 have been associated with a predisposition to breast and pancreatic cancers. This study aims to characterize a novel PALB2 exon 13 duplication in a hereditary breast and ovarian cancer family. METHODS: The PALB2 exon 13 duplication in this family was evaluated using Memorial Sloan Kettering-Integrated Mutation Profiling of Actionable Cancer Targets (MSK-IMPACT™) and confirmed by multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA)...
October 18, 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
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