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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117169/corrigendum-genome-wide-crispr-screens-reveal-a-wnt-fzd5-signaling-circuit-as-a-druggable-vulnerability-of-rnf43-mutant-pancreatic-tumors
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Zachary Steinhart, Zvezdan Pavlovic, Megha Chandrashekhar, Traver Hart, Xiaowei Wang, Xiaoyu Zhang, Mélanie Robitaille, Kevin R Brown, Sridevi Jaksani, René Overmeer, Sylvia F Boj, Jarrett Adams, James Pan, Hans Clevers, Sachdev Sidhu, Jason Moffat, Stéphane Angers
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/nm.4219.
November 7, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108469/the-incidence-of-traumatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-head-injured-older-adults-transported-by-ems-with-and-without-anticoagulant-or-antiplatelet-use
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Daniel Kiden Nishijima, Samuel D Gaona, Trent Waechter, Ric Maloney, Adam Blitz, Andrew R Elms, Roel D Farrales, James Montoya, Troy Bair, Calvin Howard, Megan Gilbert, Renee Trajano, Kaela Hatchel, Mark Faul, Jeneita M Bell, Victor Coronado, David R Vinson, Dustin W Ballard, Daniel J Tancredi, Hernando Garzon, Kevin E Mackey, Kiarash Shahlaie, James F Holmes
Field triage guidelines recommend transport of head-injured patients on anticoagulants or antiplatelets to a higher-level trauma center based on studies suggesting a high incidence of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (tICH). We compared the incidence of tICH in older adults transported by EMS with and without anticoagulation or antiplatelet use and evaluated the accuracies of different sets of field triage criteria to identify tICH. This was a prospective, observational study at 5 EMS agencies and 11 hospitals...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107679/efficacy-and-safety-of-selective-internal-radiotherapy-with-yttrium-90-resin-microspheres-compared-with-sorafenib-in-locally-advanced-and-inoperable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-sarah-an-open-label-randomised-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Valérie Vilgrain, Helena Pereira, Eric Assenat, Boris Guiu, Alina Diana Ilonca, Georges-Philippe Pageaux, Annie Sibert, Mohamed Bouattour, Rachida Lebtahi, Wassim Allaham, Hélène Barraud, Valérie Laurent, Elodie Mathias, Jean-Pierre Bronowicki, Jean-Pierre Tasu, Rémy Perdrisot, Christine Silvain, René Gerolami, Olivier Mundler, Jean-Francois Seitz, Vincent Vidal, Christophe Aubé, Frédéric Oberti, Olivier Couturier, Isabelle Brenot-Rossi, Jean-Luc Raoul, Anthony Sarran, Charlotte Costentin, Emmanuel Itti, Alain Luciani, René Adam, Maïté Lewin, Didier Samuel, Maxime Ronot, Aurelia Dinut, Laurent Castera, Gilles Chatellier
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is the recommended treatment for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of sorafenib to that of selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT) with yttrium-90 ((90)Y) resin microspheres in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: SARAH was a multicentre, open-label, randomised, controlled, investigator-initiated, phase 3 trial done at 25 centres specialising in liver diseases in France. Patients were eligible if they were aged at least 18 years with a life expectancy greater than 3 months, had an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1, Child-Pugh liver function class A or B score of 7 or lower, and locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer [BCLC] stage C), or new hepatocellular carcinoma not eligible for surgical resection, liver transplantation, or thermal ablation after a previously cured hepatocellular carcinoma (cured by surgery or thermoablative therapy), or hepatocellular carcinoma with two unsuccessful rounds of transarterial chemoembolisation...
October 26, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099263/dosing-time-dependent-in-vitro-pharmacodynamics-of-everolimus-despite-a-defective-circadian-clock
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Yuan Zhang, Sylvie Giacchetti, Alexandre Parouchev, Eva Hadadi, Xiaomei Li, Robert Dallmann, Helena Xandri-Monje, Lucie Portier, Rene Adam, Françis Lévi, Sandrine Dulong, Yunhua Chang
Everolimus (EV), a rapamycin analogue mTOR inhibitor, is used in the clinic to treat Estrogen positive (ER(+)) breast cancer in order to avoid the resistance to hormonotherapy. Here, we investigated whether EV efficacy varied according to administration timing by using the ER(+) breast cancer cell line MCF-7 as model system. Our results showed that instead of apoptosis, EV induced a G0/G1 phase blockage of MCF-7 cells. Following serum shock, MCF-7 cells displayed a statistically significant 24h rhythm of mammalian target of Rapamycin (mTOR) activity, but perturbed circadian clock genes oscillations...
November 3, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083915/optical-gaps-in-pristine-and-heavily-doped-silicon-nanocrystals-dft-versus-quantum-monte-carlo-benchmarks
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R Derian, K Tokár, B Somogyi, Á Gali, I Štich
We present a time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) study of the optical gaps of light-emitting nanomaterials, namely, pristine and heavily B- and P-codoped silicon crystalline nanoparticles. Twenty DFT exchange-correlation functionals sampled from the best currently available inventory such as hybrids and range-separated hybrids are benchmarked against ultra-accurate quantum Monte Carlo results on small model Si nanocrystals. Overall, the range-separated hybrids are found to perform best. The quality of the DFT gaps is correlated with the deviation from Koopmans' theorem as a possible quality guide...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040572/biallelic-mutations-in-the-ferredoxin-reductase-gene-cause-novel-mitochondriopathy-with-optic-atrophy
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Yanyan Peng, Deepali N Shinde, Alex C Valencia, Jun-Song Mo, Jill Rosenfeld, Megan Truitt Cho, Adam Chamberlin, Zhuo Li, Jie Liu, Baoheng Gui, Rachel Brockhage, Alice Basinger, Brenda Alvarez-Leon, Peter Heydemann, Pilar L Magoulas, Andrea M Lewis, Fernando Scaglia, Solange Gril, Shuk Ching Chong, Matthew Bower, Kristin G Monaghan, Rebecca Willaert, Maria-Renee Plona, Rich Dineen, Francisca Milan, George Hoganson, Zoe Powis, Katherine L Helbig, Jennifer Keller-Ramey, Belinda Harris, Laura C Anderson, Torrian Green, Stacey J Sukoff Rizzo, Julie Kaylor, Jiani Chen, Min-Xin Guan, Elizabeth Sellars, Steven P Sparagana, James B Gibson, Laura G Reinholdt, Sha Tang, Taosheng Huang
Iron-sulfur (Fe-S) clusters are ubiquitous cofactors essential to various cellular processes, including mitochondrial respiration, DNA repair, and iron homeostasis. A steadily increasing number of disorders are being associated with disrupted biogenesis of Fe-S clusters. Here, we conducted whole-exome sequencing of patients with optic atrophy and other neurological signs of mitochondriopathy and identified 17 individuals from 13 unrelated families with recessive mutations in FDXR, encoding the mitochondrial membrane-associated flavoprotein ferrodoxin reductase required for electron transport from NADPH to cytochrome P450...
October 5, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040128/single-dose-preoperative-vitamin-d-supplementation-decreases-infection-in-a-mouse-model-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection
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Vishal Hegde, Erik M Dworsky, Alexandra I Stavrakis, Amanda H Loftin, Stephen D Zoller, Howard Y Park, Sherif Richman, Daniel Johansen, Yan Hu, Julie A Taylor, Christopher D Hamad, Rene F Chun, Weixian Xi, John S Adams, Nicholas M Bernthal
BACKGROUND: Despite recent advances, infection remains the most common etiology of arthroplasty failure. Recent work suggests that 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25D) deficiency correlates with the frequency of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). We endeavored to examine whether 25D3 deficiency leads to increased bacterial burden in vivo in an established mouse model of PJI and, if so, whether this effect can be reversed by preoperative 25D3 supplementation. METHODS: Mice (lys-EGFP) possessing fluorescent neutrophils were fed a vitamin D3-sufficient (n = 20) or deficient (n = 40) diet for 6 weeks...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038827/is-routine-intraoperative-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-useful-during-whole-liver-transplantation
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Nicolas Golse, Simone Santoni, Vincent Karam, Oriana Ciacio, Gabriella Pittau, Marc-Antoine Allard, Daniel Cherqui, Antonio Sa Cunha, René Adam, Denis Castaing, Eric Vibert
BACKGROUND: Vascular complications following liver transplantation (LT) may result from technical deficiencies. Intraoperative diagnosis remains challenging but can prevent serious delayed complications. Intraoperative Doppler ultrasonography (IOUS) represents the gold standard for imaging, although it requires radiological skills. Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography has been reported during postoperative assessments, but never intraoperatively (CE-IOUS). The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of routine CE-IOUS, to evaluate its impact on surgical strategy and its usefulness...
October 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034821/abstracts-and-workshops-7th-national-spinal-cord-injury-conference-november-9-11-2017-fallsview-casino-resort-niagara-falls-ontario-canada
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Mir Hatef Shojaei, Mohammad Alavinia, B Catharine Craven, Christiana L Cheng, Tova Plashkes, Tian Shen, Nader Fallah, Suzanne Humphreys, Colleen O'Connell, Angelo Gary Linassi, Chester Ho, Christine Short, Karen Ethans, Rebecca Charbonneau, Jerome Paquet, Vanessa K Noonan, Julio C Furlan, Michael G Fehlings, B Catharine Craven, Jirapat Likitlersuang, Elizabeth Sumitro, Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, José Zariffa, Dalton Wolfe, Stephanie Cornell, Julie Gagliardi, Stephanie Marrocco, Carly S Rivers, Nader Nader Fallah, Vanessa K Noonan, David Whitehurst, Carolyn Schwartz, Joel Finkelstein, B Catharine Craven, Karen Ethans, Colleen O'Connell, Catherine Truchon, Chester Ho, A Gary Linassi, Christine Short, Eve Tsai, Brian Drew, Henry Ahn, Marcel F Dvorak, Jérôme Paquet, Michael G Fehlings, Luc Noreau, Katie Lenz, K Alysse Bailey, David Allison, David Ditor, Justine Baron, Jennifer Tomasone, Dorothyann Curran, Toba Miller, Jeremy Grimshaw, Bastien Moineau, Milad Alizadeh-Meghrazi, Gabriel Stefan, Kei Masani, Milos R Popovic, Elizabeth Sumitro, Jirapat Likitlersuang, Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, José Zariffa, Martha G Garcia-Garcia, Cesar Marquez-Chin, Milos R Popovic, Julio C Furlan, Sivakumar Gulasingam, B Catharine Craven, Julio C Furlan, Sivakumar Gulasingam, B Catharine Craven, Alia Khan, Clara Pujol, Mark Laylor, Nikola Unic, Maureen Pakosh, Kristin Musselman, Louise M Brisbois, B Catharine Craven, Mary C Verrier, Maryleen K Jones, Roberta O'Shea, Sakina Valika, Kaila Holtz, Elena Szefer, Vanessa Noonan, Brian Kwon, Patricia Mills, Cynthia Morin, Anne Harris, Christiana Cheng, Arlene Aspinall, Tova Plashkes, Vanessa K Noonan, Katherine Chan, Mary C Verrier, B Catharine Craven, Chris Alappat, Heather M Flett, Julio C Furlan, Kristin E Musselman, James Milligan, Loretta M Hillier, Craig Bauman, Lindsay Donaldson, Joseph Lee, James Milligan, Joseph Lee, Loretta M Hillier, Karen Slonim, Dalton Wolfe, Lindsay Sleeth, Samantha Jeske, Anna Kras-Dupuis, Stephanie Marrocco, Samantha McRae, Heather Flett, Jennifer Mokry, Joanne Zee, Mark Bayley, Jean-Francois Lemay, Audrey Roy, H Dany Gagnon, Maryleen K Jones, Roberta O'Shea, Renee Theiss, Heather Flett, Kristina Guy, Gillian Johnston, Melanie Kokotow, Sandra Mills, Jennifer Mokry, Patricia Bain, Carol Scovil, Pamela Houghton, Deena Lala, Lyndsay Orr, Paul Holyoke, Dalton Wolfe, Lyndsay Orr, Jillian Brooke, Paul Holyoke, Deena Lala, Pamela Houghton, Kathleen A Martin Ginis, Robert B Shaw, Matthew J Stork, Christopher B McBride, Julio C Furlan, B Catharine Craven, Lora Giangregorio, Sander Hitzig, Naaz Kapadia, Milos R Popovic, Vera Zivanovic, Taufik Valiante, Milos R Popovic, Eleni Patsakos, Louise Brisbois, Farnoosh Farahani, Anita Kaiser, B Catharine Craven, Eleni Patsakos, Anita Kaiser, Louise Brisbois, Farnoosh Farahani, B Catharine Craven, Ben Mortenson, Megan MacGillivray, Sadeghi Mahsa, Jared Adams, Bonita Sawatzky, Patricia Mills, Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Rebecca Bassett-Gunter, Jennifer Leo, Ritu Sharma, Amy Latimer-Cheung, Timothy Olds, Kathleen Martin Ginis, Marnie Graco, Susan Cross, Chinnaya Thiyagarajan, Shirin Shafazand, Najib Ayas, Rachel Schembri, Lauren Booker, Carmel Nicholls, Patricia Burns, Mark Nash, Sally Green, David J Berlowitz, Samantha Taran, Meredith Rocchi, Kathleen A Martin Ginis, Shane N Sweet, Jeffrey G Caron, Shane N Sweet, Meredith A Rocchi, Walter Zelaya, Shane N Sweet, Austin J Bergquist, Mikael F Del Castillo-Valenzuela, Milos R Popovic, Kei Masani, Karen Ethans, Alan Casey, Micheal Namaka, Dimitri Krassiokov-Enns, Cesar Marquez-Chin, Aaron Marquis, Naaz Desai, Vera Zivanovic, Debbie Hebert, Milos R Popovic, Julio C Furlan, B Catharine Craven, Jonathan McLeod, Audrey Hicks, Cindy Gauthier, Jasmine Arel, Rachel Brosseau, Audrey L Hicks, Dany H Gagnon, Nasrin Nejatbakhsh, Anita Kaiser, Sander L Hitzig, Shauna Cappe, Colleen McGillivray, Hardeep Singh, Jaya Sam, Heather Flett, B Catharine Craven, Mary Verrier, Kristin Musselman, Ryan G L Koh, Purbasha Garai, José Zariffa, Janelle Unger, Alison R Oates, Tarun Arora, Kristin Musselman, Bondi Moshe, Burns Anthony, Sivakumar Gulasingam, B Catharine Craven, Emilie Michalovic, Heather L Gainforth, Justine Baron, Ian D Graham, Shane N Sweet, Brian Chan, B Catharine Craven, Walter Wodchis, Suzanne Cadarette, Murray Krahn, Nicole Mittmann, Keryn Chemtob, Meredith A Rocchi, Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Dahlia Kairy, Shane N Sweet, Parisa Sabetian, Ryan G L Koh, José Zariffa, Paul Yoo, Stephanie N Iwasa, Robart Babona-Pilipos, Patrick Schneider, Prashanth Velayudhan, Umalkhair Ahmed, Milos R Popovic, Cindi M Morshead, Jaeeun Yoo, Masahiro Shinya, Matija Milosevic, Kei Masani, Sharon Gabison, Sunita Mathur, Ethne Nussbaum, Milos Popovic, Mary C Verrier, Kristin Musselman, Jean-François Lemay, Shane McCullum, Kristina Guy, Kristen Walden, Jose Zariffa, Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, Milad Alizadeh-Meghrazi, Joseph Lee, James Milligan, Matt Smith, Peter Athanasopoulos, Tara Jeji, Jennifer Howcroft, Jeremy Howcroft, Andrea Townson, Rhonda Willms, Tova Plashkes, Sandra Mills, Heather Flett, Carol Scovil, Filomena Mazzella, Helen Morris, Anellina Ventre, Eldon Loh, Stacey Guy, John Kramer, Tara Jeji, Nancy Xia, Swati Mehta, Kathleen A Martin Ginis, Christopher B McBride, Robert B Shaw, Christopher West, Karen Ethans, Colleen O'Connell, Susan Charlifue, Dany H Gagnon, Manuel Jose Escalona Castillo, Martin Vermette, Lívia Pinheiro Carvalho, Antony Karelis, Dahlia Kairy, Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre, Cyril Duclos, Pamela E Houghton, Lyndsay Orr, Paul Holyoke, Anna Kras-Dupuis, Dalton Wolfe, Barry Munro, Michelle Sweeny, B Catharine Craven, Heather Flett, Sander Hitzig, Farnoosh Farahani, S Mohammad Alavinia, Maryam Omidvar, Mark Bayley, Shane N Sweet, Julie Gassaway, Rob Shaw, Minna Hong, Sarah Everhart-Skeels, Bethlyn Houlihan, Anthony Burns, Gerald Bilsky, Indira Lanig, Marnie Graco, Susan Cross, Chinnaya Thiyagarajan, Shirin Shafazand, Najib Ayas, Rachel Schembri, Lauren Booker, Carmel Nicholls, Patricia Burns, Mark Nash, Sally Green, David Berlowitz, Julio C Furlan, Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018253/usutu-virus-austria-and-hungary-2010-2016
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Tamás Bakonyi, Károly Erdélyi, René Brunthaler, Ádám Dán, Herbert Weissenböck, Norbert Nowotny
Usutu virus (USUV, Flaviviridae) was first reported in Europe in Austria in 2001, where it caused wild bird (mainly blackbird) mortality until 2005. Since 2006 no further USUV cases were diagnosed in the country. However, the virus emerged in other European countries (Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Germany and the Czech Republic) between 2005 and 2011. In 2016, widespread USUV-associated wild bird mortality was observed in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. In this study, we report the results of passive monitoring for USUV in Austria and Hungary between 2010 and 2016...
October 11, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990920/malaria-control-interventions-contributed-to-declines-in-malaria-parasitemia-severe-anemia-and-all-cause-mortality-in-children-less-than-5-years-of-age-in-malawi-2000-2010
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Christine L Hershey, Lia S Florey, Doreen Ali, Adam Bennett, Misheck Luhanga, Don P Mathanga, S René Salgado, Carrie F Nielsen, Peter Troell, Gomezgani Jenda, Yazoume Yé, Achuyt Bhattarai
Malaria control intervention coverage increased nationwide in Malawi during 2000-2010. Trends in intervention coverage were assessed against trends in malaria parasite prevalence, severe anemia (hemoglobin < 8 g/dL), and all-cause mortality in children under 5 years of age (ACCM) using nationally representative household surveys. Associations between insecticide-treated net (ITN) ownership, malaria morbidity, and ACCM were also assessed. Household ITN ownership increased from 27.4% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 25...
September 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982749/a-population-based-assessment-of-emergency-department-observation-status-for-older-adults-with-cancer
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Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, Adam Klotz, Renee L Gennarelli, Jeffrey Groeger
Background: Hospitals' use of observation status for patients with cancer presenting to the emergency department (ED) is not well understood. This model of care delivery may be a viable alternative to inpatient admission for patients with cancer presenting with certain conditions. Our objective was to assess the use of observation status among Medicare beneficiaries with and without cancer. Methods: Population-based SEER-Medicare data were used to assess differences in the use of observation status between Medicare beneficiaries aged ≥66 years with and without cancer using a matched analysis (n=151,183 per cohort)...
October 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965722/in-vivo-high-frequency-ultrasound-for-the-characterization-of-thrombi-associated-with-aortic-aneurysms-in-an-experimental-mouse-model
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Christian H P Jansen, Julia Brangsch, Carolin Reimann, Lisa Adams, Bernd Hamm, Rene M Botnar, Marcus R Makowski
The development of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) associated thrombi plays an important role during the onset and progression of AAAs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of high-frequency ultrasound for characterization of AAA associated thrombi in an apolipoprotein-E-deficient mouse-model. Ultrasound measurements were performed using a high-resolution ultrasound system (Vevo770, FUJIFILM VisualSonics, Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada) with a 30 MHz linear-array transducer (RMV707 B). Magnetic resonance imaging with a 3 Tesla scanner (Achieva MR system, Philips Healthcare, Best, The Netherlands) and a single-loop microscopy coil was performed as a reference standard...
September 28, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931240/influenza-like-illness-incidence-is-not-reduced-by-influenza-vaccination-in-a-cohort-of-older-adults-despite-effectively-reducing-laboratory-confirmed-influenza-virus-infections
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Josine van Beek, Reinier H Veenhoven, Jacob P Bruin, Renée A J van Boxtel, Marit M A de Lange, Adam Meijer, Elisabeth A M Sanders, Nynke Y Rots, Willem Luytjes
Background: Data on the relative contribution of influenza virus and other respiratory pathogens to respiratory infections in community-dwelling older adults (≥60 years) are needed. Methods: A prospective observational cohort study was performed in the Netherlands during 2 winters. Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs were collected during influenza-like illness (ILI) episodes and from controls. Viruses and bacteria were identified by multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification assay and conventional bacterial culture...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929341/margin-status-is-still-an-important-prognostic-factor-in-hepatectomies-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Riccardo Memeo, Vito de Blasi, Rene Adam, Diane Goéré, Tullio Piardi, Emilie Lermite, Olivier Turrini, Francis Navarro, Nicola de'Angelis, Antonio Sa Cunha, Patrick Pessaux
OBJECTIVE: The width of resection margin is still a matter of debate in case of colorectal liver metastasis resection. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for R1 resection. Once risk factors had been identified, patients were matched according to Fong's prognostic criteria, in order to evaluate whether R1 resection still remained a negative prognostic factor impacting overall and disease-free survival. METHODS: A total of 1784 hepatectomies were analyzed from a multicentric retrospective cohort of hepatectomies...
September 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924351/moving-on-from-representativeness-testing-the-utility-of-the-global-drug-survey
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Monica J Barratt, Jason A Ferris, Renee Zahnow, Joseph J Palamar, Larissa J Maier, Adam R Winstock
A decline in response rates in traditional household surveys, combined with increased internet coverage and decreased research budgets, has resulted in increased attractiveness of web survey research designs based on purposive and voluntary opt-in sampling strategies. In the study of hidden or stigmatised behaviours, such as cannabis use, web survey methods are increasingly common. However, opt-in web surveys are often heavily criticised due to their lack of sampling frame and unknown representativeness. In this article, we outline the current state of the debate about the relevance of pursuing representativeness, the state of probability sampling methods, and the utility of non-probability, web survey methods especially for accessing hidden or minority populations...
2017: Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885508/defining-benchmarks-in-liver-transplantation-a-multicenter-outcome-analysis-determining-best-achievable-results
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Xavier Muller, Francesca Marcon, Gonzalo Sapisochin, Max Marquez, Federica Dondero, Michel Rayar, Majella M B Doyle, Lauren Callans, Jun Li, Greg Nowak, Marc-Antoine Allard, Ina Jochmans, Kyle Jacskon, Magali Chahdi Beltrame, Marjolein van Reeven, Samuele Iesari, Alessandro Cucchetti, Hemant Sharma, Roxane D Staiger, Dimitri A Raptis, Henrik Petrowsky, Michelle de Oliveira, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, Antonio D Pinna, Jan Lerut, Wojciech G Polak, Eduardo de Santibañes, Martín de Santibañes, Andrew M Cameron, Jacques Pirenne, Daniel Cherqui, René A Adam, Bö-Göran Ericzon, Bjoern Nashan, Kim Olthoff, Avi Shaked, William C Chapman, Karim Boudjema, Olivier Soubrane, Catherine Paugam-Burtz, Paul D Greig, David R Grant, Amanda Carvalheiro, Paolo Muiesan, Philipp Dutkowski, Milo Puhan, Pierre-Alain Clavien
OBJECTIVE: To propose benchmark outcome values in liver transplantation, serving as reference for assessing individual patients or any other patient groups. BACKGROUND: Best achievable results in liver transplantation, that is, benchmarks, are unknown. Consequently, outcome comparisons within or across centers over time remain speculative. METHODS: Out of 7492 liver transplantation performed in 17 international centers from 3 continents, we identified 2024 low risk adult cases with a laboratory model for end-stage liver disease score ≤20 points, a balance of risk score ≤9, and receiving a primary graft by donation after brain death...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846506/rare-high-affinity-mouse-anti-pd-1-antibodies-that-function-in-checkpoint-blockade-discovered-using-microfluidics-and-molecular-genomics
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Adam S Adler, Rena A Mizrahi, Matthew J Spindler, Matthew S Adams, Michael A Asensio, Robert C Edgar, Jackson Leong, Renee Leong, David S Johnson
Conventionally, mouse hybridomas or well-plate screening are used to identify therapeutic monoclonal antibody candidates. In this study, we present an alternative to hybridoma-based discovery that combines microfluidics, yeast single-chain variable fragment (scFv) display, and deep sequencing to rapidly interrogate and screen mouse antibody repertoires. We used our approach on six wild-type mice to identify 269 molecules that bind to programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), which were present at an average of 1 in 2,000 in the pre-sort scFv libraries...
November 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846502/rare-high-affinity-anti-pathogen-antibodies-from-human-repertoires-discovered-using-microfluidics-and-molecular-genomics
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Adam S Adler, Rena A Mizrahi, Matthew J Spindler, Matthew S Adams, Michael A Asensio, Robert C Edgar, Jackson Leong, Renee Leong, Lucy Roalfe, Rebecca White, David Goldblatt, David S Johnson
Affinity-matured, functional anti-pathogen antibodies are present at low frequencies in natural human repertoires. These antibodies are often excellent candidates for therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. However, mining natural human antibody repertoires is a challenge. In this study, we demonstrate a new method that uses microfluidics, yeast display, and deep sequencing to identify 247 natively paired anti-pathogen single-chain variable fragments (scFvs), which were initially as rare as 1 in 100,000 in the human repertoires...
November 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821206/contemporary-survival-endpoints-an-international-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-registry-study
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Tabitha Cooney, Adam Lane, Ute Bartels, Eric Bouffet, Stewart Goldman, Sarah E S Leary, Nicholas K Foreman, Roger J Packer, Alberto Broniscer, Jane E Minturn, Chie-Schin Shih, Murali Chintagumpala, Tim Hassall, Nicholas G Gottardo, Hetal Dholaria, Lindsey Hoffman, Brooklyn Chaney, Joshua Baugh, Renee Doughman, James L Leach, Blaise V Jones, Maryam Fouladi, Katherine E Warren, Michelle Monje
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
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