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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109670/bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-and-tumor-growth-diverse-effects-and-possibilities-for-therapy
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Haijun Tian, Jie Zhao, Elsa J Brochmann, Jeffrey C Wang, Samuel S Murray
Concern regarding safety with respect to the clinical use of human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) has become an increasingly controversial topic. The role of BMP-2 in carcinogenesis is of particular concern. Although there have been many studies of this topic, the results have been contradictory and confusing. We conducted a systematic review of articles that are relevant to the relationship or effect of BMP-2 on all types of tumors and a total of 97 articles were included. Studies reported in these articles were classified into three major types: "expression studies", "in vitro studies", and "in vivo studies"...
January 12, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109567/evaluation-of-residual-abdominal-tumour-motion-in-carbon-ion-gated-treatments-through-respiratory-motion-modelling
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Giorgia Meschini, Matteo Seregni, Andrea Pella, Mario Ciocca, Piero Fossati, Francesca Valvo, Marco Riboldi, Guido Baroni
At the Italian National Centre for Oncologic Hadrontherapy (CNAO) patients with upper-abdominal tumours are being treated with carbon ion therapy, adopting the respiratory gating technique in combination with layered rescanning and abdominal compression to mitigate organ motion. Since online imaging of the irradiated volume is not feasible, this study proposes a modelling approach for the estimation of residual motion of the target within the gating window. The model extracts a priori respiratory motion information from the planning 4DCT using deformable image registration (DIR), then combines such information with the external surrogate signal recorded during dose delivery...
January 18, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109493/serum-periostin-level-is-not-associated-with-allergic-rhinitis-or-allergic-sensitization-in-korean-children
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Dong Young Kim, Jeong Hong Kim, Keun-Hwa Lee, Seong-Chul Hong, Hye-Sook Lee, Ju Wan Kang
OBJECTIVES: Periostin is a matricellular protein, synthesized in the airway epithelium and induced by interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13. The significance of periostin as a biomarker of T helper type 2 cell (Th2)-induced airway inflammation, and as a measure of the response to Th2-targeted therapy, has recently been highlighted. We explored the relationship between serum periostin and allergic rhinitis in Korean children. METHODS: Data for fifth and sixth grade children from six randomly selected elementary schools located in Jeju and Seogwipo City, Korea, were investigated...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109464/therapeutic-implication-of-mtorc2-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Tomofumi Naruse, Souichi Yanamoto, Kohei Okuyama, Kentaro Yamashita, Keisuke Omori, Yuji Nakao, Shin-Ichi Yamada, Masahiro Umeda
The aim of the present study was to clarify the association of mTORC2 expression with the cancer progression and the anti-tumor effects of Torin-1 alone and combined treatment with Cetuximab in OSCC cells. The expressions of Rictor and SGK1 were immunohistochemically evaluated and the relationships between the expressions of molecular markers and clinicopathological factors were determined. Moreover, OSCC cells were treated with Torin-1, Cetuximab or combined agents, and anti-tumor effects of OSCC cells were examined in vitro and in vivo...
February 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109459/intensity-of-binge-drinking-a-decade-after-the-september-11th-terror-attacks-among-exposed-individuals
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Alice E Welch, Kimberly Caramanica Zweig, Jonathan M McAteer, Robert M Brackbill
INTRODUCTION: The 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center resulted in elevated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use among exposed individuals. The relationship among traumatic exposure, PTSD, and excessive drinking is well documented; however, little is known about these relationships in the long term. This study examines factors increasing binge drinking risk among exposed individuals a decade post-9/11. METHODS: In 2015-2016, data were analyzed from 28,592 World Trade Center Health Registry enrollees aged ≥18 years who completed the Wave 3 (2011-2012) survey...
February 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109260/changes-in-depressive-symptoms-and-correlates-in-hiv-people-at-an-hoa-clinic-in-ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam
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Van-Anh N Huynh, Kien G To, Dung Van Do, Quyen G To, Mai T H Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Understanding of depression among Vietnamese people living with HIV (PLWH) is limited. This longitudinal study examines changes in depressive symptoms and identifies its correlates among people living with HIV under antiretroviral therapy at An Hoa Clinic. METHODS: People living with HIV ≥18 years and undergoing antiretroviral therapy for ≥3 months were eligible. Those at final AIDS stage, too ill, or illiterate were excluded due to their inability to complete the self-administered questionnaire...
January 21, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108821/the-relationship-between-patient-activation-confidence-to-self-manage-side-effects-and-adherence-to-oral-oncolytics-a-pilot-study-with-michigan-oncology-practices
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Teresa M Salgado, Emily Mackler, Jane A Severson, Jamie Lindsay, Peter Batra, Laura Petersen, Karen B Farris
PURPOSE: The Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium (MOQC) is a continuous quality improvement collaborative seeking to improve oncology care in Michigan, including for patients taking oral chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between patient activation, confidence to self-manage side effects, and adherence to oral oncolytics to inform future oncology care. METHODS: A multicenter cross-sectional observational study was conducted using an online survey to examine patient activation (patient activation measure, PAM), health literacy, symptom burden (Edmonton Symptom Assessment System, ESAS), confidence to self-manage side effects (fatigue, nausea, and diarrhea), and adherence to oral oncolytics...
January 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108813/relationship-between-il-27-and-coronary-arterial-lesions-in-children-with-kawasaki-disease
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Feifei Si, Yao Wu, Fang Gao, Siqi Feng, Ruixi Liu, Qijian Yi
Kawasaki disease (KD) arises due to the disorder of the inflammation response and faulty immune regulation. Interleukin-27 (IL-27) is a novel cytokine with both pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory effects. This study investigated the relationship between serum levels of IL-27, Interleukin-17A (IL-17A), Interleukin-10 (IL-10), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), Interleukin-1β (IL-1β), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and coronary artery lesions (CALs) in patients with KD. We obtained blood samples from 81 children with KD before intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy...
January 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108626/a-new-role-for-er%C3%AE-silencing-via-dna-methylation-of-basal-stem-cell-and-emt-genes
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Eric A Ariazi, John C Taylor, Michael A Black, Emmanuelle Nicolas, Michael J Slifker, Diana J Azzam, Jeff Boyd
: Resistance to hormonal therapies is a major clinical problem in the treatment of estrogen receptor α-positive (ERα(+)) breast cancers. Epigenetic marks, namely DNA methylation of cytosine at specific CpG sites (5mCpG), are frequently associated with ERα(+) status in human breast cancers. Therefore, ERα may regulate gene expression in part via DNA methylation. This hypothesis was evaluated using a panel of breast cancer cell line models of antiestrogen resistance. Microarray gene expression profiling was used to identify genes normally silenced in ERα(+) cells but derepressed upon exposure to the demethylating agent decitabine, derepressed upon long-term loss of ERα expression, and resuppressed by gain of ERα activity/expression...
November 15, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108425/increased-age-associated-with-reduced-likelihood-of-recurrence-after-coiling-of-ruptured-aneurysms
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Lorenzo Rinaldo, Giuseppe Lanzino
OBJECTIVE: The effect of patient age on the likelihood of recurrence of ruptured aneurysms after endovascular coil embolization is not well understood. Our aim was to compare the incidence of aneurysmal recurrence after coiling between young and old patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study on patients presenting to our institution with a ruptured intracranial aneurysm treated with endovascular coiling. Aneurysm recurrence was defined as a Modified Raymond Roy Classification (MRRC) grade of 3A or 3B on follow-up angiography performed on first follow-up angiography...
January 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107691/plasma-phospholipid-changes-are-associated-with-response-to-chemotherapy-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-patients
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Zorica Cvetković, Maja Milošević, Bora Cvetković, Romana Masnikosa, Aleksandra Arsić, Snježana Petrović, Vesna Vučić
Limited studies have been performed to associate abnormal phospholipid (PL) profile and disease activity in hematological malignancies, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The aim of his study was to evaluate the levels of plasma PL fractions in NHL patients, in response to chemotherapy. Forty non-treated patients with NHL and 25 healthy individuals were recruited. Blood samples from patients were taken before chemotherapy, after 3 cycles and after the end of the treatment, and PL fractions were resolved by one-dimensional thin-layer chromatography...
January 5, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107643/does-psychological-well-being-change-following-treatment-an-exploratory-study-on-outpatients-with-eating-disorders
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Elena Tomba, Lucia Tecuta, Romana Schumann, Donatella Ballardini
Psychological well-being changes following cognitive-behavioral therapy-based treatment were investigated in outpatients with eating disorders (ED). While it is known that CBT reduces symptomatology in EDs, less is known about how changes in positive functioning may ensue. One-hundred and eighty five ED outpatients were analyzed for pre-treatment and post-treatment changes in psychological well-being (PWB) by last observation carried forward - Wilcoxon signed rank tests. Significant gains in all PWB dimensions were found, with moderate effect size correlations in environmental mastery (r=-...
January 7, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107629/discovery-of-1-2-3-triazole-derivatives-for-multimodality-pet-ct-cryoimaging-of-myelination-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Chunying Wu, Brendan Eck, Sheng Zhang, Junqing Zhu, Anand Dev Tiwari, Yifan Zhang, Yunjie Zhu, Jinming Zhang, Bin Wang, Xizhen Wang, Xu Wang, Jingqiang You, Jian Wang, Yihui Guan, Xingdang Liu, Xin Yu, Bruce D Trapp, Robert Miller, Jerry Silver, David Wilson, Yanming Wang
Myelin pathology is present in many neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). To facilitate development of novel therapies aimed at myelin repair, we set out to develop imaging agents that permit direct quantification of myelination in vivo. In this work, we designed and synthesized a series of fluorescent fluorinated myelin imaging agents that can be used for in vivo positron emission tomography (PET) imaging combined with subsequent post-mortem fluorescent cryoimaging...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107585/treatment-and-primary-prevention-in-people-who-inject-drugs-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection-is-elimination-possible-in-a-high-prevalence-setting
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I Gountas, V Sypsa, O Anagnostou, N K Martin, P Vickerman, E Kafetzopoulos, A Hatzakis
AIMS: To project the impact of scaling up oral antiviral therapy and harm reduction on chronic hepatitis C (CHC) prevalence and incidence among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Greece, to estimate the relationship between required treatment levels and expansion of harm reduction programs to achieve specific targets and to examine whether hepatitis C viruse (HCV) elimination among PWID is possible in this high prevalence setting. DESIGN: A dynamic discrete time, stochastic individual-based model was developed to simulate HCV transmission among PWID incorporating the effect of HCV treatment and harm reduction strategies, and allowing for reinfection following treatment...
January 20, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107471/high-serum-lipopolysaccharide-binding-protein-level-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-viral-infection-is-reduced-by-anti-viral-treatments
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Hsiao-Ching Nien, Shih-Jer Hsu, Tung-Hung Su, Po-Jen Yang, Jin-Chuan Sheu, Jin-Town Wang, Lu-Ping Chow, Chi-Ling Chen, Jia-Horng Kao, Wei-Shiung Yang
BACKGROUND: Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) has been reported to associate with metabolic diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Since chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with metabolic derangements, the relationship between LBP and HCV deserves additional studies. This study aimed to determine the serum LBP level in subjects with or without HCV infection and investigate the change of its level after anti-viral treatments with or without interferon...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106922/recurrence-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-and-hormone-use-in-women-from-england-a-cohort-study-using-clinical-practice-research-datalink
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Sylvia Kiconco, Alyshah Abdul Sultan, Matthew J Grainge
It is vital to identify people with low recurrence risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) so as to protect them from dangers of prolonged anticoagulation therapy. Among women who develop VTE following hormone use, the evidence as to whether their risk of recurrence is low if they cease this therapy is conflicting. We investigated whether women whose initial VTE event was hormone-related have a lower risk of VTE recurrence than women whose initial event had no obvious cause (unprovoked). A cohort study utilising the Clinical Practice Research Datalink linked to Hospital Episode Statistics data from England was conducted...
January 20, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106896/the-2016-bowman-lecture-conjunctival-curses-scarring-conjunctivitis-30-years-on
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J K Dart
This review is in two sections. The first section summarises 35 conditions, both common and infrequent, causing cicatrising conjunctivitis. Guidelines for making a diagnosis are given together with the use of diagnostic tests, including direct and indirect immunofluorescence, and their interpretation. The second section evaluates our knowledge of ocular mucous membrane pemphigoid, which is the commonest cause of cicatrizing conjunctivitis in most developed countries. The clinical characteristics, demographics, and clinical signs of the disease are described...
January 20, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106545/the-alterations-of-serum-fgf-21-levels-metabolic-and-body-composition-in-early-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-adjuvant-endocrine-therapy
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Murat Akyol, Ahmet Alacacioglu, Leyla Demir, Yuksel Kucukzeybek, Yasar Yildiz, Zehra Gumus, Mete Kara, Tarik Salman, Umut Varol, Halil Taskaynatan, Utku Oflazoglu, Vedat Bayoglu, Mustafa Oktay Tarhan
BACKGROUND: In early breast cancer patients, the effects of hormonal therapy (tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors) on plasma fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF-21), lipid levels and body composition have not yet been investigated. Therefore, we aimed to analyze the relationship between FGF-21 and body composition as well as the effects of tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors on plasma lipid levels, FGF-21, and body composition. METHODS: A total of 72 patients were treated with either tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors due to their menopausal status after adjuvant radiotherapy...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105793/effect-of-empowerment-on-the-quality-of-life-of-the-survivors-of-breast-cancer-the-moderating-effect-of-self-help-group-participation
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Sunhwa Shin, Hyojung Park
AIM: To analyze the moderating effect of self-help group participation on the relationship between empowerment and quality of life for survivors of breast cancer. METHODS: This study was conducted in breast cancer centers in general hospitals and long-term care hospitals with 264 survivors of breast cancer. The Cancer Empowerment Questionnaire and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast were used for the data collection. Differences between the regularly attending participants in the self-help groups and those who did not regularly attend were studied and these groups were dichotomized...
January 20, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105770/does-peritoneal-protein-transport-increase-with-peritoneal-dialysis-therapy-duration-and-lead-to-extracellular-water-overload-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Cate Goodlad, Andrew Davenport
Faster peritoneal transport status has been associated with adverse outcomes for peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Peritoneal protein clearance, through large pores, may be a surrogate marker of local inflammation. We wished to determine whether peritoneal protein transport increased with PD duration or was associated with extracellular water (ECW) expansion. We studied the relationships between 4 h Dialysate (D)/Serum (S) protein and ECW excess, using multifrequency bioelectrical impedance assessments, in 103 PD patients with up to 4 years of prospectively collected peritoneal equilibrium test (PET) results...
January 19, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
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