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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738471/-association-between-phage-mediated-shiga-toxin-and-molecular-distribution-of-crispr-in-escherichia-coli-o26-%C3%A2-h11-or-nm
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J Z Long, Y K Xu, G C Duan, W J Liang, H Y Liu, S Y Chen, Y L Xi, P F Wang, Y F Wang
Objective: To investigate the association between phage-mediated shiga toxin and molecular distribution of CRISPR in Escherichia (E.) coli O26∶H11 or NM. Methods: A total of 135 E. coli O26 ∶ H11 or NM strains were collected from NCBI database. Software CRT and CRISPR Finder were used to extract CRISPR and Excel was used to assign the spacer of unique number and type CRISPR. And the relationship between CRISPR and stx phage was analyzed. Results: All the 135 E. coli O26 ∶ H11 or NM strains had the CRISPR...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737019/clinical-outcomes-for-patients-presenting-with-n3-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-database
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Huaising C Ko, Shuai Chen, Aaron M Wieland, Menggang Yu, Andrew M Baschnagel, Gregory K Hartig, Paul M Harari, Matthew E Witek
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data regarding head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) and N3 nodal disease. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients with N3 HNSCC identified in the National Cancer Database (NCDB) was performed. RESULTS: We identified 4867 patients with N3 HNSCC treated with primary surgery or chemoradiotherapy (CRT). Propensity-adjusted median survival was 54.2 and 44.8 months for surgery and CRT, respectively (P = ...
July 24, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736641/bone-marrow-tolerance-during-postoperative-chemotherapy-in-colorectal-carcinomas
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Neil B Newman, Rebecca A Moss, Nell Maloney-Patel, Kristen Donohue, Teresa V Brown, Michael J Nissenblatt, Shou-En Lu, Salma K Jabbour
BACKGROUND: This study seeks to quantify and compare bone marrow tolerance during postoperative chemotherapy therapy between rectal cancer vs. colon cancer patients. During rectal cancer treatment, patients receive neoadjuvant chemoradiation (CRT) irradiation which can exacerbate the hematologic toxicity (HT) via incidental irradiation of the pelvic bone marrow (PBM) during myelosuppressive postoperative chemotherapy. In contrast, colon cancer patients receive the same postoperative myelosuppressive chemotherapy but do not routinely receive preoperative chemoradiation therapy...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734875/investigation-of-the-feasibility-of-non-invasive-optical-sensors-for-the-quantitative-assessment-of-dehydration
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Cobus Visser, Eduard Kieser, Kiran Dellimore, Dawie van den Heever, Johan Smith
This study explores the feasibility of prospectively assessing infant dehydration using four non-invasive, optical sensors based on the quantitative and objective measurement of various clinical markers of dehydration. The sensors were investigated to objectively and unobtrusively assess the hydration state of an infant based on the quantification of capillary refill time (CRT), skin recoil time (SRT), skin temperature profile (STP) and skin tissue hydration by means of infrared spectrometry (ISP). To evaluate the performance of the sensors a clinical study was conducted on a cohort of 10 infants (aged 6-36 months) with acute gastroenteritis...
July 19, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734687/three-dimensional-interlead-distance-predicts-response-and-outcomes-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Nicolas Clementy, Guillaume Laborie, Bertrand Pierre, Nazih Benhenda, Dominique Babuty, Laurent Fauchier
BACKGROUND: Approximately one-third of patients do not respond favourably to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). A longer distance between ventricular leads may improve response. AIM: To study the impact of the true three-dimensional interlead distance (ILD) on outcomes. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing CRT device implantation were included prospectively. Interlead separation was measured from postprocedural anterior-posterior and lateral chest X-rays...
July 19, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734025/dual-site-right-ventricular-pacing-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-results-of-a-multicentre-propensity-matched-analysis
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Rui Providencia, Sergio Barra, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Adam Ioannou, Dominic Rogers, Tanakal Wongwarawipat, Debbie Falconer, Rudolf Duehmke, Martina Colicchia, Girish Babu, Oliver R Segal, Simon Sporton, Mehul Dhinoja, Syed Ahsan, Vivienne Ezzat, Edward Rowland, Martin Lowe, Pier D Lambiase, Sharad Agarwal, Anthony W Chow
BACKGROUND: Dual RV has been proposed as an alternative for patients with heart failure undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with a failure to deliver a coronary sinus (CS) lead. Only short-term haemodynamic and echocardiographic results of Dual RV are available. We aimed to assess the long-term results of Dual-site right ventricular pacing (Dual RV) and its impact on survival. METHODS: Multicentre retrospective assessment of all CRT implants during a 12-year period...
July 21, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733185/fdg-pet-parameters-as-predictors-of-pathologic-response-and-nodal-clearance-in-patients-with-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-receiving-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-and-surgery
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Andrea L Arnett, Ann T Packard, Kristin Mara, Aaron S Mansfield, Dennis A Wigle, Michael G Haddock, Sean S Park, Kenneth R Olivier, Yolanda I Garces, Kenneth W Merrell
OBJECTIVE: Pathologic complete response (pCR) following neoadjuvant chemoradiation (CRT) is associated with improved outcomes in stage III non-small cell lung cancer. Conflicting results exist regarding the value of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in predicting pCR. This study evaluated the association between post-CRT FDG-PET and pCR using novel FDG-PET parameters. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This retrospective study included patients treated with CRT and resection...
April 19, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730762/review-of-the-three-field-techniques-in-breast-cancer-radiotherapy
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John Kagkiouzis, Kalliopi Platoni, Ioanna Kantzou, Maria Dilvoi, George Patatoukas, Efrosyni Kypraiou, Efstathios Efstathopoulos, George Sarris, Nikolaos Trogkanis, Vassilis Kouloulias
Breast cancer is often treated with radiotherapy (RT), with two opposing tangential fields. When indicated, supraclavicular lymph nodes have to be irradiated, and a third anterior field is applied. The junction region has the potential to be over or underdosed. To overcome this problem, many techniques have been proposed. A literature review of 3 Dimensional Conformal RT (3D CRT) and older 3-field techniques was carried out. Intensity Modulated RT (IMRT) techniques are also briefly discussed. Techniques are categorized, few characteristic examples are presented and a comparison is attempted...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730118/efficiency-and-safety-of-laser-photocoagulation-with-or-without-intravitreal-ranibizumab-for-treatment-of-diabetic-macular-edema-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tian-Wei Qian, Meng-Ya Zhao, Xin-Xin Li, Xun Xu
AIM: To compare the therapeutic effect and safety of laser photocoagulation along with intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) versus laser therapy in treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). METHODS: Pertinent publications were identified through comprehensive searches of PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials.gov to identify randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing IVR+laser to laser monotherapy in patients with DME. Therapeutic effect estimates were determined by weighted mean differences (WMD) of change from baseline in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and central retinal thickness (CRT) at 6, 12, or 24mo after initial treatment, and the risk ratios (RR) for the proportions of patients with at least 10 letters of improvement or reduction at 12mo...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728151/a-modified-classification-of-prognostic-factors-based-on-pathological-stage-and-tumor-regression-grade-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer-who-receive-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy
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Toshiyuki Suzuki, Sotaro Sadahiro, Akira Tanaka, Kazutake Okada, Gota Saito, Hiroshi Miyakita, Takeshi Akiba, Hiroshi Yamamuro
OBJECTIVE: The histologic response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) has been intimately related to outcomes in locally advanced rectal cancer. However, reliable prognostic factors have yet to be established. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study group comprised 198 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer who received CRT. A modified classification based on the combination of ypStage and tumor regression grade (TRG) was developed. ypStage II with TRG 2 was classified as ypTRGstage IIA, and ypStage II with TRG 3 or 4 was classified as ypTRGstage IIB...
July 21, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727635/salvage-endoscopic-argon-plasma-coagulation-after-chemoradiotherapy-for-inoperable-esophageal-cancer
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Takeshi Matsutani, Tsutomu Nomura, Nobutoshi Hagiwara, Akihisa Matsuda, Eiji Uchida
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of salvage endoscopic argon plasma coagulation (APC) therapy for local failure occurring after definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with inoperable esophageal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 47 patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma received CRT from January 2009 through November 2011 in our hospital. Thirty-five of these patients were excluded because of long-term disease-free status or because they received salvage surgery, systemic chemotherapy, or best supportive care...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727277/high-dose-palliative-radiotherapy-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Farshad Foroudi, Jennifer G Smith, Faye Putt, Morikatsu Wada
INTRODUCTION: High-dose radiotherapy to the hemithorax for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma is a controversial treatment. Between 2003 and 2013 our institution had a policy of giving hemithoracic radiotherapy to at least 45 Gy. This retrospective study reports survival, progression and toxicity associated with this policy. METHODS: Seventy-one patients with pleural mesothelioma were irradiated with doses of 45-60 Gy. Conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) to the lower hemithorax was used for 17 and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) to the whole hemithorax for 54 patients...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724879/infectious-complications-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-risk-factors-prevention-and-prognosis
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Anna Polewczyk, Wojciech Jacheć, Aneta Maria Polewczyk, Andrzej Tomasik, Marianna Janion, Andrzej Kutarski
INTRODUCTION    Cardiac device infections (CDI) are still a significant problem. The knowledge of risk factors for CDI is crucial both for preventing infections and reducing mortality. OBJECTIVES    The assesment of the risk factors and long term survival of patients with CDI. PATIENTS AND METHODS    The clinical data of 1837 patients (40.9% CDI) undergoing transvenous leads extraction (TLE) at a single institution from 2006 to 2015 was analyzed. We compared the clinical and procedure-related factors for all types of CDI: isolated pocket infection (IPI), isolated lead-related infective endocarditis (ILRIE) and PI+LRIE...
July 19, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724636/predictive-imaging-biomarkers-relevant-for-functional-and-anatomical-outcomes-during-ranibizumab-therapy-of-diabetic-macular-oedema
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Bianca S Gerendas, Sonja Prager, Gabor Deak, Christian Simader, Jan Lammer, Sebastian M Waldstein, Tadhg Guerin, Michael Kundi, Ursula Margarethe Schmidt-Erfurth
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The objective is to identify imaging biomarkers in optical coherence tomography predicting functional/anatomical outcomes in diabetic macular oedema (DMO). METHODS: The presented study is a post hoc analysis of the RESTORE/RESTORE-extension studies. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was analysed using general estimating equation models using treatment group/morphological features as predictor variables. In addition, linear multiple regression models analysed BCVA gain up to 12 and 36 months with BCVA/morphological baseline characteristics as independent predictor variables...
July 19, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723264/patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-with-the-addition-of-chemotherapy-to-radiation-therapy-for-stage-i-nasopharyngeal-cancer
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Vivek Verma, Jeffrey M Ryckman, Charles B Simone, Chi Lin
PURPOSE: The standard of care for stage I (T1N0) nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) is definitive radiotherapy (RT). Given the phase III evidence supporting combined chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for stage II NPC, we investigated practice patterns and outcomes associated with administration of chemotherapy to RT alone for stage I NPC. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried for clinical T1N0 primary NPC cases (2004-2013) receiving curative-intent RT. Patients with unknown RT/chemotherapy status were excluded, as were benign/sarcomatous histologies and receipt of pharyngectomy...
July 19, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721901/psmb8-as-a-candidate-marker-of-responsiveness-to-preoperative-radiation-therapy-in-rectal-cancer-patients
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Ye Jin Ha, Ka Hee Tak, Chan Wook Kim, Seon Ae Roh, Eun Kyung Choi, Dong Hyung Cho, Jeong Hwan Kim, Seon Kyu Kim, Seon Young Kim, Yong Sung Kim, Jin Cheon Kim
PURPOSE: The ability to predict individual responsiveness to cancer therapy is urgently needed. This is particularly true for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) because a large proportion are resistant to preoperative chemoradiation therapy (CRT). In this study, we sought to identify markers that could predict response by comparing the gene expression profiles of the tumors of patients who received preoperative CRT. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The basal gene expression profiles of tumors from 22 LARC patients who were responders (n=9) and nonresponders (n=13) to preoperative CRT were analyzed using RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq)...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721897/adjuvant-chemoradiation-therapy-for-cervical-cancer-and-effect-of-timing-and-duration-on-treatment-outcome
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Sachin Jhawar, Lara Hathout, Mohamed A Elshaikh, Sushil Beriwal, William Small, Omar Mahmoud
PURPOSE: Worse treatment outcomes can be expected with prolongation of the overall treatment time (OTT) during definitive chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for cervical cancer. In the adjuvant setting, data on the relative importance of the OTT and the importance of RT and chemotherapy synchronization are scarce. Using the National Cancer Database, we evaluated the effect of these treatment variables on overall survival in the adjuvant CRT setting. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The present analysis included nonmetastatic cervical cancer patients undergoing hysterectomy followed by adjuvant CRT...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721884/dosimetric-predictors-of-patient-reported-xerostomia-and-dysphagia-with-deintensified-chemoradiation-therapy-for-hpv-associated-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Bhishamjit S Chera, David Fried, Alex Price, Robert J Amdur, William Mendenhall, Chiray Lu, Shiva Das, Nathan Sheets, Lawrence Marks, Panayiotis Mavroidis
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S): To estimate the association between different dose-volume metrics of the salivary glands and pharyngeal constrictors with patient reported severity of xerostomia/dysphagia in the setting of deintensified chemoradiation therapy (CRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Forty-five patients were treated on a phase 2 study assessing the efficacy of deintensified CRT for favorable-risk, HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Patients received 60 Gy intensity modulated radiation therapy with concurrent weekly cisplatin (30 mg/m(2)), and reported the severity of their xerostomia/dysphagia (before and after treatment) using the patient-reported outcome version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) (PRO-CTCAE)...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721837/effects-of-progressive-resistance-training-combined-with-a-protein-enriched-lean-red-meat-diet-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-elderly-women-secondary-analysis-of-a-4-month-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Susan J Torres, Sian Robinson, Liliana Orellana, Stella L O'Connell, Carley A Grimes, Niamh L Mundell, David W Dunstan, Caryl A Nowson, Robin M Daly
Resistance training (RT) and increased dietary protein are recommended to attenuate age-related muscle loss in the elderly. This study examined the effect of a lean red meat protein-enriched diet combined with progressive resistance training (RT+Meat) on health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in elderly women. In this 4-month cluster randomised controlled trial, 100 women aged 60-90 years (mean 73 years) from self-care retirement villages participated in RT twice a week and were allocated either 160 g/d (cooked) lean red meat consumed across 2 meals/d, 6 d/week or ≥1 serving/d (25-30 g) carbohydrates (control group, CRT)...
June 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720980/efficacy-of-cognitive-rehabilitation-therapy-on-poststroke-depression-among-survivors-of-first-stroke-attack-in-ibadan-nigeria
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Olugbemi Olukolade, Helen O Osinowo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Poststroke depression (PSD) is a common complication after stroke. There is no adequate treatment for PSD. This study examined efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) in the treatment of PSD among stroke survivors. METHODS: An experimental design, 30 participants with poststroke depression were randomly assigned into 3 groups of cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT), psychoeducation (PE), and the control group (CG). CRT consisted of nine sessions with three-phased sessions focusing on activity stimulation, negative thoughts, and people contacts, PE consisted of nine sessions focusing on knowledge on stroke and poststroke depression, and the CG group was on the waiting list...
2017: Behavioural Neurology
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