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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449466/higher-coronary-artery-calcification-score-is-associated-with-adverse-prognosis-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris
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Renrong Wang, Xiaoxiao Liu, Chunxia Wang, Xinhe Ye, Xin Xu, Chengjian Yang
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) indicates the presence of atherosclerotic lesions and serves as a marker of prognosis in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). This study evaluated the value of the CAC score for determining the prognosis of patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP). METHODS: A total of 106 consecutive patients with SAP were enrolled in this study from January 2011 to June 2014; from these patients, 640 multi-slice computer tomography (MSCT) samples were used to obtain CAC scores...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449403/effects-of-malnutrition-on-treatment-related-morbidity-and-survival-of-children-with-cancer-in-nicaragua
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Allison K Pribnow, Roberta Ortiz, Luis Fulgencio Báez, Luvy Mendieta, Sandra Luna-Fineman
BACKGROUND: Most children with cancer live in resource-limited countries where malnutrition is often prevalent. We identified the relationship between malnutrition and treatment-related morbidity (TRM), abandonment of therapy, and survival of children with cancer in Nicaragua to better inform targeted nutritional interventions. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective review of patients aged 6 months to 18 years with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), Wilms tumor, Hodgkin lymphoma, or Burkitt lymphoma (BL) who were treated between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2007 at Children's Hospital Manuel de Jesus Rivera in Managua, Nicaragua...
April 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448425/vulnerability-to-psychopathology-and-dimensions-of-personality-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia
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Alba Garcia-Fontanals, Mariona Portell, Susanna García-Blanco, Violant Poca-Dias, Ferran García-Fructuoso, Marina López-Ruiz, Teresa Gutiérrez-Rosado, Montserrat Gomà-I-Freixanet, Joan Deus
OBJECTIVE: Fibromyalgia (FM) patients may present psychopathology and some characteristic personality traits that may affect their adaptation to the disease. This paper aims to study the relationship between personality dimensions according to the psychobiological model of Cloninger and the presence of psychopathology. METHOD: The study sample consisted of 42 patients with FM and 38 healthy controls. The assessment instruments administered were the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI-R) and the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-III)...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448423/dual-energy-ct-balance-between-iodine-attenuation-and-artifact-reduction-for-the-evaluation-of-head-and-neck-cancer
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Jaykumar R Nair, François DeBlois, Thomas Ong, Slobodan Devic, Nada Tomic, Hamed Bekerat, Lorne Rosenbloom, Khalil Sultanem, Reza Forghani
OBJECTIVE: Dual-energy computed tomography high energy virtual monochromatic images (VMIs) can reduce artifact but suppress iodine attenuation in enhancing tumor. We investigated this trade-off to identify VMI(s) that strike the best balance between iodine detection and artifact reduction. METHODS: The study was performed using an Alderson radiation therapy phantom. Different iodine solutions (based on estimated tumor iodine content in situ using dual-energy computed tomography material decomposition) and different dental fillings were investigated...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448133/design-of-novel-exendin-based-dual-glucagon-like-peptide-1-glp-1-glucagon-receptor-agonists
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Andreas Evers, Torsten Haack, Martin Lorenz, Martin Bossart, Ralf Elvert, Bernd Henkel, Siegfried Stengelin, Michael Kurz, Maike Glien, Angela Dudda, Katrin Lorenz, Dieter Kadereit, Michael Wagner
Dual activation of the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and glucagon receptor has the potential to lead to a novel therapy principle for the treatment of diabesity. Here, we report a series of novel peptides with dual activity on these receptors that were discovered by rational design. Based on sequence analysis and structure-based design, structural elements of glucagon were engineered into the selective GLP-1 receptor agonist exendin-4, resulting in hybrid peptides with potent dual GLP-1/glucagon receptor activity...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447271/the-relationship-between-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-and-treatment-frequency-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Tomoko Ueda-Consolvo, Atsushi Hayashi, Mayumi Ozaki, Tomoko Nakamura, Takaaki Yagou, Shinya Abe
PURPOSE: To assess the correlation between endothelial dysfunction and frequency of antivascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: We examined 64 consecutive patients with nAMD who were evaluated for endothelial function by use of peripheral arterial tonometry (EndoPAT 2000; Itamar Medical, Caesarea, Israel) at Toyama University Hospital from January 2015. We tallied the number of anti-VEGF treatments between January 2014 and December 2015 and determined the correlation between the number of anti-VEGF injections and endothelial function expressed as the reactive hyperemia index (RHI)...
April 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447239/the-potential-role-of-three-dimensional-surface-imaging-as-a-tool-to-evaluate-aesthetic-outcome-after-breast-conserving-therapy-bct
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Rachel L O'Connell, Rosa Di Micco, Komel Khabra, Lisa Wolf, Nandita deSouza, Nicola Roche, Peter A Barry, Anna M Kirby, Jennifer E Rusby
PURPOSE: To establish whether objective measurements of symmetry of volume and shape using three-dimensional surface imaging (3D-SI) can be used as surrogate markers of aesthetic outcome in patients who have undergone breast conserving therapy (BCT). METHODS: Women who had undergone unilateral BCT in the preceding 1-6 years were invited to participate. Participants completed a satisfaction questionnaire (BREAST-Q) and underwent 3D-SI. Volume and surface symmetry were measured on the images...
April 26, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446734/iron-deficiency-and-anemia-in-heart-failure
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Yüksel Çavuşoğlu, Hakan Altay, Mustafa Çetiner, Tolga Sinan Güvenç, Ahmet Temizhan, Dilek Ural, Dilek Yeşilbursa, Nesligül Yıldırım, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz
Heart failure is an important community health problem. Prevalence and incidence of heart failure have continued to rise over the years. Despite recent advances in heart failure therapy, prognosis is still poor, rehospitalization rate is very high, and quality of life is worse. Co-morbidities in heart failure have negative impact on clinical course of the disease, further impair prognosis, and add difficulties to treatment of clinical picture. Therefore, successful management of co-morbidities is strongly recommended in addition to conventional therapy for heart failure...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446616/early-immune-responses-are-independent-of-rgc-dysfunction-in-glaucoma-with-complement-component-c3-being-protective
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Jeffrey M Harder, Catherine E Braine, Pete A Williams, Xianjun Zhu, Katharine H MacNicoll, Gregory L Sousa, Rebecca A Buchanan, Richard S Smith, Richard T Libby, Gareth R Howell, Simon W M John
Various immune response pathways are altered during early, predegenerative stages of glaucoma; however, whether the early immune responses occur secondarily to or independently of neuronal dysfunction is unclear. To investigate this relationship, we used the Wld(s) allele, which protects from axon dysfunction. We demonstrate that DBA/2J.Wld(s) mice develop high intraocular pressure (IOP) but are protected from retinal ganglion cell (RGC) dysfunction and neuroglial changes that otherwise occur early in DBA/2J glaucoma...
April 26, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446306/-relationship-between-nk-cell-reconstitution-and-agvhd-after-allo-hsct
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Lu-Lu Wan, Jian-Lin Chen, Chen Xu, Bo-Tao Li, Jiang-Wei Hu, Xiao Lou, Fan Yang, Na Liu, Yong-Feng Su, San-Chun Lan, Qing-Han Wang, Zhuo-Qing Qiao, Lei Wang, Min Jiang, Yu-Hang Li, Liang-Ding Hu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between NK cell count/activity and acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) in patients receiving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). METHODS: A total of 26 patients who had undergone allo-HSCT from January to July 2015 were enrolled in this study. The NK cell count/activity in the peripheral blood of recipients on day 30 after allo-HSCT were monitored by using 4-color flow cytometry. The incidence of aGVHD in patients was evaluated by clinical manifestation combinating with related pathologic indicators, and the relationship between NK cell count/activity and aGVHD were analyzed...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446275/-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-developed-during-imatinib-therapy-for-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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Ya-Ping Yu, Ping Song, Jian-Gang Mei, Zhi-Ming An, Xiao-Gang Zhou, Feng Li, Li-Ping Wang, Yu-Mei Tang, Yong-Ping Zhai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinicopathologic and molecular characteristics of acute promyelocytic leukemia(APL) developed during imatinib therapy for gastrointestinal stromal tumors(GIST). METHODS: A 49-year-old woman was hospitalized for abdominal pain. The abdominal CT revealed a gastric mass. Laparoscopic resection of the tumor was performed. The histopathologic analysis showed poorly differentiated malignant cell infiltration with epithelioid features. Immunohistochemistry staining of these cells was positive for CD117 and CD34...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446242/activity-of-distinct-growth-factor-receptor-network-components-in-breast-tumors-uncovers-two-biologically-relevant-subtypes
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Mumtahena Rahman, Shelley M MacNeil, David F Jenkins, Gajendra Shrestha, Sydney R Wyatt, Jasmine A McQuerry, Stephen R Piccolo, Laura M Heiser, Joe W Gray, W Evan Johnson, Andrea H Bild
BACKGROUND: The growth factor receptor network (GFRN) plays a significant role in driving key oncogenic processes. However, assessment of global GFRN activity is challenging due to complex crosstalk among GFRN components, or pathways, and the inability to study complex signaling networks in patient tumors. Here, pathway-specific genomic signatures were used to interrogate GFRN activity in breast tumors and the consequent phenotypic impact of GRFN activity patterns. METHODS: Novel pathway signatures were generated in human primary mammary epithelial cells by overexpressing key genes from GFRN pathways (HER2, IGF1R, AKT1, EGFR, KRAS (G12V), RAF1, BAD)...
April 26, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445517/motivation-factors-for-suicidal-behavior-and-their-clinical-relevance-in-admitted-psychiatric-patients
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Naoki Hayashi, Miyabi Igarashi, Atsushi Imai, Yuka Yoshizawa, Kaori Asamura, Yoichi Ishikawa, Taro Tokunaga, Kayo Ishimoto, Yoshitaka Tatebayashi, Hirohiko Harima, Naoki Kumagai, Hidetoki Ishii, Yuji Okazaki
BACKGROUND: Suicidal behavior (SB) is a major, worldwide health concern. To date there is limited understanding of the associated motivational aspects which accompany this self-initiated conduct. AIMS: To develop a method for identifying motivational features associated with SB by studying admitted psychiatric patients, and to examine their clinical relevance. METHODS: By performing a factor analytic study using data obtained from a patient sample exhibiting high suicidality and a variety of SB methods, Motivations for SB Scale (MSBS) was constructed to measure the features...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445240/evaluation-of-a-pediatric-early-warning-score-across-different-subspecialty-patients
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Nathan P Dean, J B Fenix, Michael Spaeder, Amanda Levin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of a Pediatric Early Warning Score to predict deterioration in different subspecialty patient populations. DESIGN: Single center, retrospective cohort study. Patients were classified into five groups: 1) cardiac; 2) hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant; 3) surgical; 4) neurologic; and 5) general medical. The relationship between the Pediatric Early Warning Score and unplanned ICU transfer requiring initiation of specific ICU therapies (intubation, high-flow nasal cannula, noninvasive ventilation, inotropes, or aggressive fluid hydration within 12 hr of transfer) was evaluated...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445112/tracking-the-evolution-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Mariam Jamal-Hanjani, Gareth A Wilson, Nicholas McGranahan, Nicolai J Birkbak, Thomas B K Watkins, Selvaraju Veeriah, Seema Shafi, Diana H Johnson, Richard Mitter, Rachel Rosenthal, Max Salm, Stuart Horswell, Mickael Escudero, Nik Matthews, Andrew Rowan, Tim Chambers, David A Moore, Samra Turajlic, Hang Xu, Siow-Ming Lee, Martin D Forster, Tanya Ahmad, Crispin T Hiley, Christopher Abbosh, Mary Falzon, Elaine Borg, Teresa Marafioti, David Lawrence, Martin Hayward, Shyam Kolvekar, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Sam M Janes, Ricky Thakrar, Asia Ahmed, Fiona Blackhall, Yvonne Summers, Rajesh Shah, Leena Joseph, Anne M Quinn, Phil A Crosbie, Babu Naidu, Gary Middleton, Gerald Langman, Simon Trotter, Marianne Nicolson, Hardy Remmen, Keith Kerr, Mahendran Chetty, Lesley Gomersall, Dean A Fennell, Apostolos Nakas, Sridhar Rathinam, Girija Anand, Sajid Khan, Peter Russell, Veni Ezhil, Babikir Ismail, Melanie Irvin-Sellers, Vineet Prakash, Jason F Lester, Malgorzata Kornaszewska, Richard Attanoos, Haydn Adams, Helen Davies, Stefan Dentro, Philippe Taniere, Brendan O'Sullivan, Helen L Lowe, John A Hartley, Natasha Iles, Harriet Bell, Yenting Ngai, Jacqui A Shaw, Javier Herrero, Zoltan Szallasi, Roland F Schwarz, Aengus Stewart, Sergio A Quezada, John Le Quesne, Peter Van Loo, Caroline Dive, Allan Hackshaw, Charles Swanton
Background Among patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), data on intratumor heterogeneity and cancer genome evolution have been limited to small retrospective cohorts. We wanted to prospectively investigate intratumor heterogeneity in relation to clinical outcome and to determine the clonal nature of driver events and evolutionary processes in early-stage NSCLC. Methods In this prospective cohort study, we performed multiregion whole-exome sequencing on 100 early-stage NSCLC tumors that had been resected before systemic therapy...
April 26, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444623/treatment-adherence-in-chronic-myeloid-leukaemia-patients-receiving-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Anna Rychter, Piotr Jerzmanowski, Adam Hołub, Zofia Specht-Szwoch, Violetta Kalinowska, Urszula Tęgowska, Ilona Seferyńska, Agnieszka Kołkowska-Leśniak, Ewa Lech-Marańda, Joanna Góra-Tybor
Failure to comply with treatment recommendations is very common in patients, but still poorly recognised by doctors. The current practice of using oral therapy on a large scale has been increasingly adopted for cancer patients. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) is just such an example, where the introduction of taking new oral medications, the tyrosine kinase BCR-ABL inhibitors (TKI), has now revolutionised the treatment. The aim of our study was to assess treatment adherence in a group of Polish CML patients (a survey was conducted on 140 patient aged ≥18 years) treated with oral TKI (imatinib, dasatinib and nilotinib) taking into account the following variables: gender, age, education, place of residence, family circumstances and duration of therapy...
June 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444120/premenopausal-hysterectomy-and-risk-of-ovarian-cancer-in-african-american-women
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Lauren C Peres, Anthony J Alberg, Elisa V Bandera, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa Bondy, Michele L Cote, Ellen Funkhouser, Patricia G Moorman, Edward S Peters, Ann G Schwartz, Paul D Terry, Sarah E Abbott, Fabian Camacho, Frances Wang, Joellen M Schildkraut
Although the inverse association between hysterectomy and epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) was considered well established, investigators in recent studies including women diagnosed after 2000 have observed modest increases in risk. Most studies have been conducted in white women with little representation of African-American women. We examined the relationship between premenopausal hysterectomy and EOC in African-American women and explored whether hormone therapy (HT) modified this association in 614 cases and 743 controls enrolled in the African American Cancer Epidemiology Study (2010-2015)...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443471/suppressing-the-molecular-signaling-pathways-involved-in-inflammation-and-cancer-in-breast-cancer-cell-lines-mda-mb-231-and-mcf-7-by-mir-590
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Azar Sheikholeslami, Mohammad Nabiuni, Ehsan Arefian
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women worldwide. Tumor immunology suggests relationships between the immune system, chronic inflammation, and cancer. The immune system may either prevent or promote carcinogenesis. Here, we evaluated molecular signaling pathways common in inflammation and cancer and detected the microRNAs which play pivotal roles in mediating these pathways. Using bioinformatics assays, signaling pathways common in inflammation and cancer, and microRNAs mediating these pathways were identified...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443142/effects-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-on-hypercoagulability-in-prostate-cancer-patients-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
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Harmanpreet Kaur, D Robert Siemens, Angela Black, Sylvia Robb, Spencer Barr, Charles H Graham, Maha Othman
INTRODUCTION: Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) is the mainstay of systemic therapy for advanced prostate cancer (PCa), but has significant adverse effects, including increasing concern for cardiovascular (CV) and thromboembolic (TE) complications. This study carefully investigates any relationship between ADT use and hypercoagulability as a possible mechanism of these adverse effects. METHODS: We performed a prospective, longitudinal study in a cohort of patients with advanced PCa initiating ADT (n=18)...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443139/maximal-testosterone-suppression-in-the-management-of-recurrent-and-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Laurence Klotz, Rodney H Breau, Loretta L Collins, Martin E Gleave, Tom Pickles, Frederic Pouliot, Fred Saad
INTRODUCTION: Testosterone suppression, or androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), is an established treatment for recurrent and metastatic prostate cancer (PCa). Based on the accuracy and sensitivity of early assays (c. 1960-1970), the castrate testosterone level was set at ≤1.7 nmol/l. Improved sensitivity of testosterone assays shows that both surgical and medical castration can achieve levels <0.7 nmol/l. However, the clinical implications and importance of maximum testosterone suppression remains a subject of controversy...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
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