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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208153/outcome-of-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-multiple-glandular-metastases-treated-with-targeted-agents
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Paolo Grassi, Ludovic Doucet, Palma Giglione, Viktor Grünwald, Bohuslav Melichar, Luca Galli, Ugo De Giorgi, Roberto Sabbatini, Cinzia Ortega, Matteo Santoni, Aristotelis Bamias, Elena Verzoni, Lisa Derosa, Hana Studentova, Luca Porcu, Filippo De Braud, Camillo Porta, Giuseppe Procopio
PURPOSE: Pancreatic metastases (PM) from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have been associated with long-term survival. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of RCC patients with multiple glandular metastases (MGM) treated with targeted therapies (TTs). METHODS: Sixty-four MGM patients treated between 1993 and 2014 were retrospectively identified from a database of 274 RCC patients with PM from 11 European centers. The survival of MGM patients was compared with that of both patients with PM only and a cohort of 325 RCC patients with non-GM (control group) treated with TTs...
February 17, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183256/current-and-emerging-treatments-for-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Carla Cavaliere, Carmine D Aniello, Chiara Della Pepa, Salvatore Pisconti, Massimiliano Berretta, Gaetano Facchini
In the last decades the treatment of mRCC, metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma, has become more and more complex due to the approval of a great number of effective systemic treatments that have significantly improved the prognosis of patients suffering from such disease. An increasing knowledge of the genetic aberrations and the molecular pathways alterations that underlie RCC, has promoted the development of several novel agents, known as target therapies (TTs). Even though TTs are not curative and all patients eventually progressed, an adequate sequencing of these drugs can provide a significant benefit in terms of PFS, Progression Free Survival, and hopefully OS, Overall Survival...
February 8, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162089/transient-left-atrial-dysfunction-is-a-feature-of-takotsubo-syndrome
#3
Thomas Stiermaier, Tobias Graf, Christian Möller, Charlotte Eitel, Jakob Ledwoch, Steffen Desch, Matthias Gutberlet, Gerhard Schuler, Holger Thiele, Ingo Eitel
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is characterized by a transient left and/or right ventricular dysfunction as a consequence of a distinctive pattern of regional wall motion abnormalities. However, a systematic evaluation of the left atrial (LA) function in patients with TTS is lacking. The aim of the present study was therefore to comprehensively assess LA performance indexes and function in patients with TTS. METHODS: We compared LA function assessed by volumetric indexes derived from fractional volume changes in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) between 125 TTS patients and 125 patients with anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161536/enhancement-of-curcumin-wound-healing-ability-by-complexation-with-2-hydroxypropyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-in-sacran-hydrogel-film
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Nasrul Wathoni, Keiichi Motoyama, Taishi Higashi, Maiko Okajima, Tatsuo Kaneko, Hidetoshi Arima
Curcumin is one of promising agents to accelerate the wound-healing process. However, the efficacy of curcumin is limited due to its poor water solubility and stability. To enhance the properties of curcumin, 2-hydroxypropyl-γ-cyclodextrin (HP-γ-CyD) can be used through complexation. Recently, we revealed that sacran has the potential to form a hydrogel film (HGF) as a wound dressing material. Therefore, in the present study, we investigated the wound healing ability of curcumin/HP-γ-CyD (Cur/HP-γ-CyD) complex in sacran-based HGF (Sac-HGF)...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160132/the-effects-of-surgically-implanted-dummy-tags-on-the-survival-growth-performance-and-physiology-of-pikeperch-sander-lucioperca
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Maciej Rożyński, Andrzej Kapusta, Krystyna Demska-Zakęś, Marek Hopko, Agnieszka Sikora, Zdzisław Zakęś
The aim of this work was to determine the impact of surgically implanted telemetry transmitters (TTs) on the growth, survival, hematological and biochemical indexes, and wound healing in juvenile pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) (body weight 60-90 g). Two incision suturing methods were used-silk sutures (experiment I-group ST) or tissue adhesive (experiment II-group GT). After tagging, the fish were held in a recirculating system for 35 days. No statistically significant differences were noted in the growth or condition indexes analyzed among the fish tagged with TT compared with those from the control groups (untagged)...
February 3, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160084/neuromuscular-adaptations-to-sprint-interval-training-and-the-effect-of-mammalian-omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation
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Evan J H Lewis, Frédéric Stucky, Peter W Radonic, Adam H Metherel, Thomas M S Wolever, Greg D Wells
PURPOSE: Sprint interval training (SIT) stimulates rapid metabolic adaptations within skeletal muscle but the nature of neuromuscular adaptions is unknown. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (N-3 PUFA) are suggested to enhance neuromuscular adaptations to exercise. METHODS: We measured the neuromuscular adaptations to SIT (Study-1) and conducted a placebo-controlled randomized double blinded study to determine the effect of N-3 PUFA supplementation on neuromuscular adaptations to SIT (Study-2)...
February 3, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142178/impact-of-abdominal-follow-up-sonography-in-trauma-patients-without-abdominal-parenchymal-organ-lesion-or%C3%A2-free-intraabdominal-fluid-in-whole-body-computed-tomography
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Emmanuel Schneck, Christian Koch, Mara Borgards, Martin Reichert, Andreas Hecker, Christian Heiß, Winfried Padberg, Enrique Alejandre-Lafont, Rainer Röhrig, Gabriele Anja Krombach, Markus Weigand, Michael Bernhard, Fritz Christian Roller
Purpose Patients suffering from severe blunt abdominal trauma are challenging because of their need for accurate diagnostic imaging and fast therapeutic action. Whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) is highly sensitive and represents the gold standard in the trauma room diagnostic setting. The aim of our study was to investigate the impact and therapy relevance of abdominal follow-up sonography (AFS) as part of the tertiary trauma survey (TTS) in patients without abdominal parenchymal organ lesions or free abdominal fluid in initial WBCT...
February 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116696/endoscopic-management-of-esophageal-perforations-who-when-and-how
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Payal Saxena, Mouen A Khashab
Esophageal perforations can be spontaneous or iatrogenic. Although they are a rare occurrence, they are associated with a significant morbidity and mortality. Traditionally, management of esophageal perforation consisted of surgery. However, endoscopic management is now emerging as the primary treatment modality and is less invasive and morbid than surgery. Endoscopic modalities include through-the-scope clips (TTS), over-the-scope clips (OTSC), placement of covered stents, and suturing. Suturing can be used for primary closure of the perforation as well as anchoring of stents to prevent migration...
January 23, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096427/influence-of-fatiguing-noise-on-auditory-evoked-responses-to-stimuli-of-various-levels-in-a-beluga-whale-delphinapterus-leucas
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Vladimir V Popov, Evgeniya V Sysueva, Dmitry I Nechaev, Viatcheslav V Rozhnov, Alexander Ya Supin
The negative impact of man-made noise on the hearing of odontocetes attracts considerable recent attention. Mostly permanent or temporary reductions in sensitivity are known as permanent or temporary threshold shift (PTS or TTS, respectively) were investigated. In the present study, the effects of a fatiguing sound on the hearing of a beluga whale Delphinapterus leucas within a wide range of levels of test signals was investigated. The fatiguing noise was half-octave band-limited noise centered at 32 kHz. Post-exposure effects of this noise on the evoked responses to test stimuli (rhythmic pip trains with a 45-kHz center frequency) at various levels (from threshold to 60 dB above threshold) was measured...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087550/trends-and-changes-in-paediatric-tonsil-surgery-in-sweden-1987-2013-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Anna Borgström, Pia Nerfeldt, Danielle Friberg, Ola Sunnergren, Joacim Stalfors
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to longitudinally describe the history of tonsil surgery in Swedish children and adolescents regarding incidence, indications for surgery, surgical methods and the age and gender distributions. SETTING: A retrospective longitudinal population-based cohort study based on register data from the Swedish National Patient Register (NPR) and population data from Statistics Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: All Swedish children 1-<18 years registered in the NPR with a tonsil surgery procedure 1987-2013...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078406/-temporary-hearing-threshold-shift-tts-caused-by-impulse-noise
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January 11, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071990/natural-course-of-euthyroidism-and-clues-for-early-diagnosis-of-thyroid-dysfunctions-tehran-thyroid-study-tts
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Atieh Amouzegar, Zahra Ghaemmaghami, Maani Beygi, Safoora Gharibzadeh, Ladan Mehran, Maryam Tohidi, Fereidoun Azizi
OBJECTIVE: Considering the limited data available on the natural course of euthyroidism, this study was designed to evaluate the progression in time from euthyroidism to subclinical or overt hypo - or hyperthyroidism. METHODS: This study was conducted within the framework of the Tehran Thyroid cohort study (TTS), in which 5783 individuals aged 40.4 ± 0.2 years were followed for 6 years. The overall loss to follow-up rate was 8.3%. After applying exclusion criteria, data of 4204 euthyroid subjects remained for analysis of a six-year natural course analysis...
January 10, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052092/the-prevalence-incidence-and-natural-course-of-positive-antithyroperoxidase-antibodies-in-a-population-based-study-tehran-thyroid-study
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Atieh Amouzegar, Safoora Gharibzadeh, Elham Kazemian, Ladan Mehran, Maryam Tohidi, Fereidoun Azizi
OBJECTIVE: Thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb), the most common antibody frequently measured in population surveys is a protein expressed in the thyroid gland. We conducted the present study to analyze the prevalence and incidence of thyroid auto immunity and natural course of TPOAb in a population based study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective study was conducted within the framework of the Tehran Thyroid Study (TTS) on 5783 (2376 men and 3407 women) individuals aged ≥ 20 years who had thyroid function tests at baseline and were followed up for median 9...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039647/a-multicenter-experience-of-through-the-scope-balloon-assisted-enteroscopy-in-surgically-altered-gastrointestinal-anatomy
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Jennifer X Cai, David L Diehl, Ralf Kiesslich, Andrew C Storm, Mohamad H El Zein, Alan H Tieu, Arthur Hoffman, Vikesh K Singh, Mouen A Khashab, Patrick I Okolo, Vivek Kumbhari
BACKGROUND: Surgically altered gastrointestinal anatomy poses challenges for deep enteroscopy. Current overtube-assisted methods have long procedure times and utilize endoscopes with smaller working channels that preclude use of standard accessories. A through-the-scope balloon-assisted enteroscopy (TTS-BAE) device uses standard endoscopes with a large working channel to allow metallic and plastic stent insertion. We aim to determine the efficacy and safety of TTS-BAE in patients with altered surgical anatomy...
December 30, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011809/safety-and-efficacy-of-tocotrienol-supplementation-for-bone-health-in-postmenopausal-women-protocol-for-a-dose-response-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-randomised-trial
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Chwan-Li Shen, Huanbiao Mo, Shengping Yang, Shu Wang, Carol K Felton, Michael D Tomison, Ima Nirwana Soelaiman
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis is a major health concern in postmenopausal women, and oxidative stress contributes to the development of bone loss. Cellular studies and ovariectomised rat model mimicking bone loss in postmenopausal women show the bone-protective effect of tocotrienols (TTs) with antioxidant capability. We aim to access the safety and efficacy of TT consumption for bone health in postmenopausal women. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: In this 12-week randomised double-blinded placebo-controlled trial for the effects of dietary TT supplementation in postmenopausal women, postmenopausal women aged 45 years and older with at least 1 year after menopause and bone mineral density T-score at the spine and/or hip 2...
December 23, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007746/optical-coherence-tomography-to-evaluate-plaque-burden-and-morphology-in-patients-with-takotsubo-syndrome
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Ingo Eitel, Thomas Stiermaier, Tobias Graf, Christian Möller, Karl-Philipp Rommel, Charlotte Eitel, Gerhard Schuler, Holger Thiele, Steffen Desch
BACKGROUND: Disrupted atherosclerotic plaques in the left anterior descending coronary artery are discussed controversially as a potential pathophysiological mechanism in Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). Therefore, the aim of the present study was to assess plaque burden and morphology by using optical coherence tomography in patients with TTS. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 23 consecutive TTS patients were included in this single-center study and underwent optical coherence tomography imaging of the left main coronary artery and the left anterior descending coronary artery at acute presentation...
December 22, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003148/evidence-of-hidden-hearing-loss-following-noise-exposures-that-produce-robust-tts-and-abr-wave-i-amplitude-reductions
#17
Edward Lobarinas, Christopher Spankovich, Colleen G Le Prell
In animals, noise exposures that produce robust temporary threshold shifts (TTS) can produce immediate damage to afferent synapses and long-term degeneration of low spontaneous rate auditory nerve fibers. This synaptopathic damage has been shown to correlate with reduced auditory brainstem response (ABR) wave-I amplitudes at suprathreshold levels. The perceptual consequences of this "synaptopathy" remain unknown but have been suggested to include compromised hearing performance in competing background noise...
December 19, 2016: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998902/dural-ossification-associated-with-ossification-of-ligamentum-flavum-in-the-thoracic-spine-a-retrospective-analysis
#18
Bo Li, Guixing Qiu, Shigong Guo, Wenjing Li, Ye Li, Huiming Peng, Chu Wang, Yu Zhao
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the incidence, distribution and radiological characteristics of dural ossification (DO) associated with ossification of ligamentum flavum (OLF) in the thoracic spine. DESIGN: A retrospective radiographical analysis. SETTING: This study was conducted at a single institution in China. PARTICIPANTS: 53 patients with OLF who underwent posterior decompression surgery between January 2011 and July 2015 in a single institution were enrolled in this study...
December 20, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990155/dietary-supplement-comprised-of-%C3%AE-carotene-vitamin-c-vitamin-e-and-magnesium-failure-to-prevent-music-induced-temporary-threshold-shift
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C G Le Prell, A Fulbright, C Spankovich, S K Griffiths, E Lobarinas, K C M Campbell, P J Antonelli, G E Green, K Guire, J M Miller
This study examined potential prevention of music-induced temporary threshold shift (TTS) in normal-hearing participants. A dietary supplement composed of β-carotene, vitamins C and E, and magnesium was assessed using a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study design. Dosing began 3 days prior to the music exposure with the final dose consumed approximately 30-min pre-exposure. There were no group differences in post-exposure TTS or music-induced decreases in distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) amplitude...
May 2016: Audiology and Neurotology. Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943095/predictors-of-inadequate-weight-loss-after-laparoscopic-gastric-bypass-for-morbid-obesity
#20
Waleed Al-Khyatt, Rebecca Ryall, Paul Leeder, Javed Ahmed, Sherif Awad
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is an effective treatment for morbid obesity resulting in approx. 70% excess weight loss (EWL) at 1-2 years. The aim of this study was to identify factors predictive of inadequate EWL following primary LRYGB. METHODS: Data on consecutive patients who underwent primary LRYGB between September 2009 and March 2013 were collected prospectively. The effects of age, gender, baseline body mass index (BMI), preoperative EWL, length of time between initial consultation and surgery (TtS), presence of diabetes mellitus (DM), arthritis, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and postoperative length of hospital stay (LOS) on EWL at 12 months were studied...
December 10, 2016: Obesity Surgery
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