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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228873/prostate-brachytherapy-seed-migration-to-the-heart-seen-on-cardiovascular-computed-tomographic-angiography
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Shilpa Sachdeva, Nneka S Udechukwu, Hossam Elbelasi, Kevin P Landwehr, William H St Clair, Michael A Winkler
Brachytherapy consists of placing radioactive sources into or adjacent to tumors, to deliver conformal radiation treatment. The technique is used for treatment of primary malignancies and for salvage in recurrent disease. Permanent prostate brachytherapy seeds are small metal implants containing radioactive sources of I-125, Pd-103, or Cs-131 encased in a titanium shell. They can embolize through the venous system to the lungs or heart and subsequently be detected by cardiovascular computed tomography. Cardiovascular imagers should be aware of the appearance of migrated seeds, as their presence in the chest is generally benign, so that unnecessary worry and testing are avoided...
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228614/current-solutions-for-long-segment-tracheal-reconstruction
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Ahmed A Abouarab, Hany H Elsayed, Hussein Elkhayat, Ahmed Mostafa, David C Cleveland, Ahmed El Nori
This article is a continuation of previous reviews about the appropriate method for long-segment tracheal reconstruction. We attempted to cover the most recent, successful and promising results of the different solutions for reconstruction that are rather innovative and suitable for imminent clinical application. Latest efforts to minimize the limitations associated with each method have been covered as well. In summary, autologous and allogenic tissue reconstruction of the trachea have been successful methods for reconstruction experimentally and clinically...
February 23, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228507/alcohol-dehydrogenase-5-is-a-source-of-formate-for-de-novo-purine-biosynthesis-in-hepg2-cells
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Sajin Bae, James Chon, Martha S Field, Patrick J Stover
Background: Formate provides one-carbon units for de novo purine and thymidylate (dTMP) synthesis and is produced via both folate-dependent and folate-independent pathways. Folate-independent pathways are mediated by cytosolic alcohol dehydrogenase 5 (ADH5) and mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2), which generate formate by oxidizing formaldehyde. Formate is a potential biomarker of B-vitamin-dependent one-carbon metabolism.Objective: This study investigated the contributions of ADH5 and ALDH2 to formate production and folate-dependent de novo purine and dTMP synthesis in HepG2 cells...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225907/characterisation-of-iunh-gene-knockout-strain-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Anne Drumond Villela, Valnês da Silva Rodrigues, Antônio Frederico Michel Pinto, Priscila Lamb Wink, Zilpa Adriana Sánchez-Quitian, Guilherme Oliveira Petersen, Maria Martha Campos, Luiz Augusto Basso, Diógenes Santiago Santos
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused mainly by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The better understanding of important metabolic pathways from M. tuberculosis can contribute to the development of novel therapeutic and prophylactic strategies to combat TB. Nucleoside hydrolase (MtIAGU-NH), encoded by iunH gene (Rv3393), is an enzyme from purine salvage pathway in M. tuberculosis. MtIAGU-NH accepts inosine, adenosine, guanosine, and uridine as substrates, which may point to a pivotal metabolic role...
March 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225795/multicenter-experiences-in-temporal-bone-cancer-surgery-based-on-89-cases
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Małgorzata Wierzbicka, Kazimierz Niemczyk, Antoni Bruzgielewicz, Marcin Durko, Janusz Klatka, Tomasz Kopeć, Ewa Osuch-Wójcikiewicz, Wioletta Pietruszewska, Marcin Szymański, Witold Szyfter
OBJECTIVE: To present outcomes of extensive surgery: lateral, subtotal, total petrosectomies in patients with temporal bone invasion resulting from specific primary cancers. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: Four tertiary referral centers. MATERIAL: 89 patients with cancer of the temporal bone treated between January 2006 and December 2010. INTERVENTION: Multidisciplinary team approach including surgical resection, reconstruction, and postoperative radiotherapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225618/three-pyrimidine-decarboxylations-in-the-absence-of-a-catalyst
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Charles A Lewis, Lin Shen, Weitao Yang, Richard Wolfenden
The epigenetic modification of DNA by 5-methylation of cytosine residues can be reversed by the action of the TET family of dioxygenases that oxidize the methyl group to produce 5-carboxycytosine (5caC), which can be converted to cytosine in a final decarboxylation step. Likewise, 5-carboxyuracil (5caU) is decarboxylated to uracil in the last step in pyrimidine salvage. In view of the extreme difficulty of decarboxylating derivatives of orotic acid (6caU), it seemed desirable to establish the rates of decarboxylation of 5caC and 5caU in the absence of a catalyst...
February 22, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225458/prognostic-factors-and-outcome-of-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-in-phase-i-trials-the-gustave-roussy-scoring-system
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Lina Benajiba, Jean-Marie Michot, Capucine Baldini, Laura Faivre, Andrea Varga, Rastilav Balheda, Anas Gazzah, Ecaterina Ileana, Sophie Postel-Vinay, Christophe Massard, Stéphane de Botton, Jean-Charles Soria, Vincent Ribrag
Despite considerable progress in hematological malignancies (HM) biology during the last decades, translation into clinical benefit remains a major challenge. To improve patient selection and identify patients most likely to benefit from phase I trials, we designed and validated, in an independent cohort, a simple prognostic score. Treatment outcome, toxicity, and survival data from 82 consecutive patients enrolled in 14 phase I trials were reviewed (January 2008-February 2012). We validated these results on a prospectively collected cohort (17 phase I trials, February 2012-May 2014, 88 patients)...
February 20, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225444/third-line-salvage-chemotherapy-for-recurrent-carcinoma-of-the-cervix-is-associated-with-minimal-response-rate-and-high-toxicity
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Dustin B Manders, Siobhan M Kehoe, David S Miller, Jayanthi S Lea, Debra L Richardson
BACKGROUND: Metastatic and recurrent cervical cancer is rarely a curable disease. Systemic chemotherapy is typically recommended for treatment based on clinical trials in the first-line or second-line setting. Rare patients who progress through 2 salvage regimens will have the performance status, medical ability, and desire to continue cytotoxic therapy. For these patients, there are no data to provide effective counseling regarding expected response rates (RRs) and toxicities. We sought to review our experience with this patient population...
February 20, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223676/-multiple-salvage-radiotherapies-for-metachronous-lymph-node-metastasis-from-gastric-cancer-contributed-to-long-term-management-of-disease
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Naoto Hori, Shunsuke Kagawa, Satoru Kikuchi, Shinji Kuroda, Megumi Watanabe, Shuichi Sakamoto, Tetsuya Kagawa, Kazuya Kuwada, Tetsushi Kubota, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Masahiko Nishizaki, Norihisa Katayama, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
A 70-year-old man who underwent gastrectomy for Stage III C gastric cancer developed lymph node(LN)metastasis posterior to the pancreatic head 3 years after the radical surgery.He was first treated with radiotherapy(RT)followed by chemotherapy.The irradiated tumor regressed completely.However, the cancer relapsed in a single para-aortic LN and he was treated with RT to the lesion followed by chemotherapy.Although it completely regressed, later, lung metastasis was observed.The lung lesions were well suppressed by switching to docetaxel; however, the cancer relapsed again in a mediastinal LN, and it was not responsive to docetaxel...
February 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223550/nadh-autofluorescence-a-new-metabolic-biomarker-for-cancer-stem-cells-identification-of-vitamin-c-and-cape-as-natural-products-targeting-stemness
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Gloria Bonuccelli, Ernestina Marianna De Francesco, Rianne de Boer, Herbert B Tanowitz, Michael P Lisanti
Here, we assembled a broad molecular "tool-kit" to interrogate the role of metabolic heterogeneity in the propagation of cancer stem-like cells (CSCs). First, we subjected MCF7 cells to "metabolic fractionation" by flow cytometry, using fluorescent mitochondrial probes to detect PCG1α activity, as well ROS and hydrogen-peroxide (H2O2) production; NADH levels were also monitored by auto-fluorescence. Then, the various cell populations were functionally assessed for "stem cell activity", using the mammosphere assay (3D-spheroids)...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221729/risk-of-metastasis-and-orbital-recurrence-in-advanced-retinoblastoma-eyes-treated-with-systemic-chemoreduction-versus-primary-enucleation
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Jesse L Berry, Kaitlin Kogachi, Hassan A Aziz, Kathleen McGovern, Emily Zolfaghari, A Linn Murphree, Rima Jubran, Jonathan W Kim
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of metastatic disease and orbital recurrence in advanced retinoblastoma treated with systemic chemoreduction versus primary enucleation. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with Group D/E retinoblastoma was conducted with data collection from 1995 to 2015. Overall, 345 eyes (294 patients) were included (165 Group D and 180 Group E). Primary outcome measures were orbital recurrence and metastatic disease...
April 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220660/sarcoma-survivors-perspectives-on-their-body-image-and-functional-quality-of-life-post-resection-limb-salvage-surgery
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Myra F Taylor, Julie A Pooley
Sarcomas often occur in patients' extremities and treatment typically involves bone resection/limb salvage surgery. Such treatments leave survivors with physical disfigurements, functional disabilities, and/or emotional traumas. Our post-surgery psychological intervention investigated how these experiences impinge on sarcoma survivors' lives. Twenty-three survivors aged 19-60 years (M = 36 years) participated in a tri-disciplinary (rehabilitative exercise, plastic surgery and psychological) intervention...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220349/clofarabine-based-chemotherapy-as-a-bridge-to-transplant-in-the-setting-of-refractory-or-relapsed-acute-myeloid-leukemia-after-at-least-one-previous-unsuccessful-salvage-treatment-containing-fludarabine-a-single-institution-experience
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Alfredo Molteni, Marta Riva, Emanuele Ravano, Laura Marbello, Valentina Mancini, Giovanni Grillo, Elisa Zucchetti, Rosa Greco, Roberto Cairoli
For refractory or relapsed acute myeloid leukemia patients, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is the only curative treatment option, but the disease must be in remission before this can be attempted. "Salvage" therapy regimens containing high-dose cytarabine plus fludarabine or cladribine with or without anthracyclines or plus mitoxantrone and etoposide fail in 30-50% of cases. We report the outcome of 14 patients treated with a clofarabine-based treatment administered after at least one failed fludarabine-based "salvage" attempt in a "real life" (outside a clinical trial) context...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219694/lenalidomide-maintenance-in-patients-with-relapsed-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-who-are-not-eligible-for-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-an-open-label-single-arm-multicentre-phase-2-trial
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Andrés J M Ferreri, Marianna Sassone, Francesco Zaja, Alessandro Re, Michele Spina, Alice Di Rocco, Alberto Fabbri, Caterina Stelitano, Maurizio Frezzato, Chiara Rusconi, Renato Zambello, Suzana Couto, Yan Ren, Annalisa Arcari, Giovanni Bertoldero, Alessandro Nonis, Lydia Scarfò, Teresa Calimeri, Caterina Cecchetti, Marianna Chiozzotto, Silvia Govi, Maurilio Ponzoni
BACKGROUND: Patients with relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) not eligible for autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) or having relapse after ASCT have a low likelihood of cure. Single-drug maintenance after salvage therapy might be an attractive strategy to prolong survival in these patients. Lenalidomide is a suitable candidate for long-lasting maintenance as it is an oral drug, active against DLBCL that can be taken for years with an acceptable toxicity profile. We designed a study to investigate safety and efficacy of lenalidomide maintenance in patients with chemosensitive relapse of DLBCL not eligible for ASCT or having relapse after ASCT...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219406/definitive-salvage-radiation-therapy-and-chemoradiation-therapy-for-lymph-node-oligo-recurrence-of-esophageal-cancer-a-japanese-multi-institutional-study-of-237-patients
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Hideomi Yamashita, Keiichi Jingu, Yuzuru Niibe, Kuniaki Katsui, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Tomohiro Nishina, Atsuro Terahara
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the treatment results of lymph node (LN) oligo-recurrence in esophageal cancer patients treated with salvage radiotherapy (RT) in a multi-institutional retrospective study. METHODS: Eligibility criteria for this retrospective analysis were: the primary lesion of esophageal cancer was controlled; from one to five LN recurrences; total RT dose ≥45 Gy to exclude palliative RT; without recurrence other than LN; and salvage RT for LN recurrence was given between January 2000 and April 2015...
February 20, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218757/allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-pediatric-patients-the-uk-experience
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P O'Hare, G Lucchini, M Cummins, P Veys, M Potter, S Lawson, A Vora, R Wynn, A Peniket, K Kirkland, R Pearce, J Perry, P J Amrolia
We report outcomes for 44 children who underwent stem cell transplantation (SCT) for refractory AML in the UK between 2000 and 2012. Median age at SCT was 11.5 years. Twenty-three patients had primary refractory and 21 relapsed refractory AML. Refractory disease was confirmed by cytogenetics/molecular genetics in 24 cases. Median follow-up of the whole cohort is 6.8 years (2.1-14.9 years). Thirty patients (68%) achieved a CR following SCT. Transplant-related mortality at 1 year was 18%. Acute GVHD incidence was 52% (grade ⩾III 19%), chronic 7%...
February 20, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218438/structural-and-biochemical-characterization-of-the-nucleoside-hydrolase-from-c-elegans-reveals-the-role-of-two-active-site-cysteine-residues-in-catalysis
#17
Ranjan Kumar Singh, Jan Steyaert, Wim Versées
Nucleoside hydrolases (NHs) catalyze the hydrolysis of the N-glycoside bond in ribonucleosides and are found in all three domains of life. Although in parasitic protozoa a role in purine salvage has been well established, their precise function in bacteria and higher eukaryotes is still largely unknown. NHs have been classified into three homology groups based on the conservation of active site residues. While many structures are available of representatives of group I and II, structural information for group III NHs is lacking...
February 20, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218024/segmental-mandibulectomy-in-the-dog
#18
Curt Ritchie
This step-by-step manuscript describes surgical technique of segmental mandibulectomy in the dog. This surgical procedure may be indicated for the excision of small- to mid-sized neoplasms or as a salvage procedure for mandibular fractures. Long-term postoperative complications are not common and cosmetic appearance following the procedure is generally acceptable to the pet owner.
December 2016: Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217292/oxygen-or-cooling-to-make-a-decision-after-acute-ischemia-stroke
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Wen-Cao Liu, Xin-Chun Jin
The presence of a salvageable penumbra, a region of ischemic brain tissue with sufficient energy for short-term survival, has been widely agreed as the premise for thrombolytic therapy with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), which remains the only United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for acute ischemia stroke. However, the use of tPA has been profoundly constrained due to its narrow therapeutic time window and the increased risk of potentially deadly hemorrhagic transformation (HT)...
October 2016: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216818/limb-salvage-with-microvascular-free-fibula-following-primary-bone-sarcoma-resection
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Sahasrabudhe Parag, Panchwagh Yogesh, Jesal Rathod, Panse Nikhil, Jadhav Amit
BACKGROUND: Extremity sarcomas are challenging to manage. Total eradication of tumour has to be balanced with restoration of limb function to prevent mortality and morbidity. Disease-free survival with maximum limb function is the ultimate goal in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present a series of ten cases of extremity malignancies, where limb salvage was attempted with microvascular free fibula for limb reconstruction from the period of 2008 to 2015...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
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