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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549010/a-clinical-feasibility-trial-for-identification-of-exceptional-responders-in-whom-breast-cancer-surgery-can-be-eliminated-following-neoadjuvant-systemic-therapy
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Henry M Kuerer, Gaiane M Rauch, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Beatriz E Adrada, Abigail S Caudle, Sarah M DeSnyder, Dalliah M Black, Lumarie Santiago, Brian P Hobbs, Anthony Lucci, Michael Gilcrease, Rosa F Hwang, Rosalind P Candelaria, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Benjamin D Smith, Elsa Arribas, Tanya Moseley, Mediget Teshome, Makesha V Miggins, Vicente Valero, Kelly K Hunt, Wei T Yang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and vacuum-assisted core biopsy (VACB) in assessing the presence of residual cancer in the breast after neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Pathologic complete response (pCR) rates after NST have improved dramatically, suggesting that surgery might be avoided in some patients. Safe avoidance of surgery would require accurate confirmation of no residual invasive/in situ carcinoma...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548820/preparation-of-microcapsules-containing-benzoyl-peroxide-initiator-with-gelatin-gum-arabic-polyurea-formaldehyde-shell-and-evaluating-their-storage-stability
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Maryam Raeesi, S Mojtaba Mirabedini, Ramin R Farnood
This work involves the optimized preparation and characterization of microcapsules which contain benzoyl peroxide (BPO) dispersed in dibutyl phthalate (DBP) with gelatin-gum arabic (Gel-GA)/Polyurea-formaldehyde (PUF) shell. The microcapsules were prepared in two steps using complex coacervation and in situ polymerization techniques, respectively, at various mixing speeds and different core:shell ratios. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM), optical microscopy, and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy were used for characterization of prepared microcapsules...
May 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548387/a-quantitative-systems-physiology-model-of-renal-function-and-blood-pressure-regulation-model-description
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K M Hallow, Y Gebremichael
Renal function plays a central role in cardiovascular, kidney, and multiple other diseases, and many existing and novel therapies act through renal mechanisms. Even with decades of accumulated knowledge of renal physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology, the dynamics of renal function remain difficult to understand and predict, often resulting in unexpected or counterintuitive therapy responses. Quantitative systems pharmacology modeling of renal function integrates this accumulated knowledge into a quantitative framework, allowing evaluation of competing hypotheses, identification of knowledge gaps, and generation of new experimentally testable hypotheses...
May 26, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548129/central-pathology-review-with-two-stage-quality-assurance-for-pathological-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-the-artemis-trial
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Jeremy St John Thomas, Elena Provenzano, Louise Hiller, Janet Dunn, Clare Blenkinsop, Louise Grybowicz, Anne-Laure Vallier, Ioannis Gounaris, Jean Abraham, Luke Hughes-Davies, Karen McAdam, Stephen Chan, Rizvana Ahmad, Tamas Hickish, Stephen Houston, Daniel Rea, Carlos Caldas, John Ms Bartlett, David Allan Cameron, Richard Laurence Hayward, Helena Margaret Earl
The ARTemis Trial tested standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy±bevacizumab in the treatment of HER2-negative early breast cancer. We compare data from central pathology review with report review and also the reporting behavior of the two central pathologists. Eight hundred women with HER2-negative early invasive breast cancer were recruited. Response to chemotherapy was assessed from local pathology reports for pathological complete response in breast and axillary lymph nodes. Sections from the original core biopsy and surgical excision were centrally reviewed by one of two trial pathologists blinded to the local pathology reports...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547293/nonsurgical-facial-rejuvenation-outcomes-and-safety-of-neuromodulator-and-soft-tissue-filler-procedures-performed-in-a-resident-cosmetic-clinic
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Ali A Qureshi, Rajiv P Parikh, Ketan Sharma, Terence M Myckatyn, Marissa M Tenenbaum
BACKGROUND: The ability to perform nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures is a core competency requirement for plastic surgery residents. However, limited data exist on training models to achieve competency in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and on outcomes of these procedures performed by residents. The purpose here is to evaluate patient-reported outcomes and safety of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures performed by plastic surgery residents. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 50 patients undergoing neuromodulator and/or soft-tissue filler injections in a resident cosmetic clinic between April and August 2016...
May 25, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546966/effects-of-progressive-muscle-relaxation-guided-imagery-and-deep-diaphragmatic-breathing-on-quality-of-life-in-elderly-with-breast-or-prostate-cancer
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Mohsen Shahriari, Mojtaba Dehghan, Saeid Pahlavanzadeh, Abdolrahim Hazini
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Due to the increasing number of elderly and an increase in the number of cases of cancer by age, cancer is a common problem in the elderly. For elderly patients with cancer, the disease and its treatment can have long-term negative effects on their quality of life (QoL). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of progressive muscle relaxation, body image and deep diaphragmatic breathing on the QoL in the elderly with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a randomized controlled trial in which 50 elderly patients with breast or prostate cancer were randomized into study and control groups...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545539/the-role-of-nature-in-cancer-patients-lives-a-systematic-review-and-qualitative-meta-synthesis
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Sarah Blaschke
BACKGROUND: A systematic review and meta-synthesis was conducted to identify, compare and synthesize the published qualitative literature contributing to our understanding of the role of nature in cancer patients' lives. METHOD: An electronic search of Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO and Cochrane Databases was conducted to identify qualitative studies focused on cancer patients' nature experiences published between January 1985 and May 2015. Records were assessed according to pre-defined inclusion criteria...
May 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545469/age-related-terminal-duct-lobular-unit-involution-in-benign-tissues-from-chinese-breast-cancer-patients-with-luminal-and-triple-negative-tumors
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Changyuan Guo, Hyuna Sung, Shan Zheng, Jennifer Guida, Erni Li, Jing Li, Nan Hu, Joseph Deng, Jonine D Figueroa, Mark E Sherman, Gretchen L Gierach, Ning Lu, Xiaohong R Yang
BACKGROUND: Terminal duct lobular unit (TDLU) involution is a physiological process of breast tissue aging characterized by a reduction in the epithelial component. In studies of women with benign breast disease, researchers have found that age-matched women with lower levels of TDLU involution are at increased risk of developing breast cancer. We previously showed that breast cancer cases with core basal phenotype (CBP; estrogen receptor negative [ER(-)], progesterone receptor-negative [PR(-)], human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative [HER2(-)], cytokeratins (CK 5 or CK5/6)-positive [CK5/6(+)] and/or epidermal growth factor receptor-positive [EGFR(+)]) tumors had significantly reduced TDLU involution compared with cases with luminal A (ER(+) and/or PR(+), HER2(-), CK5/6(-), EGFR(-)) tumors from a population-based case-control study in Poland...
May 25, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544981/synthesis-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-evaluation-of-new-fluorinated-quinoline-derivatives-with-high-affinity-for-pde5-towards-the-development-of-new-pet-neuroimaging-probes
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Jianrong Liu, Aurélie Maisonial-Besset, Barbara Wenzel, Damien Canitrot, Ariane Baufond, Jean-Michel Chezal, Peter Brust, Emmanuel Moreau
The increasing incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) worldwide is a major public health problem. Current treatments provide only palliative solutions with significant side effects. Therefore, new efficient treatment options and novel early diagnosis tools are urgently needed. Recently, strong pre-clinical evidences suggested that phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) may be clinically relevant both as biomarker and drug-target in AD. In this study, we intended to develop a new radiofluorinated tracer for the visualisation of PDE5 in brain using PET imaging...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544575/analysis-of-physical-characteristics-of-tumor-treating-fields-for-human-glioblastoma
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Edwin Lok, Pyay San, Van Hua, Melissa Phung, Eric T Wong
Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) therapy is an approved treatment that has known clinical efficacy against recurrent and newly diagnosed glioblastoma. However, the distribution of the electric fields and the corresponding pattern of energy deposition in the brain are poorly understood. To evaluate the physical parameters that may influence TTFields, postacquisition MP-RAGE, T1 and T2 MRI sequences from a responder with a right parietal glioblastoma were anatomically segmented and then solved using finite-element method to determine the distribution of the electric fields and rate of energy deposition at the gross tumor volume (GTV) and other intracranial structures...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544083/evaluating-abdominal-core-muscle-fatigue-assessment-of-the-validity-and-reliability-of-the-prone-bridging-test
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Cedric De Blaiser, Roel De Ridder, Tine Willems, Lieven Danneels, Luc Vanden Bossche, Tanneke Palmans, Philip Roosen
The aims of present study were to research the amplitude and median frequency characteristics of selected abdominal, back and hip muscles of healthy subjects during a prone bridging endurance test, based on surface electromyography (sEMG), (1) to determine if the prone bridging test is a valid field test to measure abdominal muscle fatigue, and (2) to evaluate if the current method of administrating the prone bridging test is reliable. Thirty healthy subjects participated in this experiment. The sEMG activity of seven abdominal, back and hip muscles was bilaterally measured...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544024/contribution-of-perceived-cognitive-functioning-to-quality-of-life-in-service-members-and-veterans-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Noah D Silverberg, Magdalena Wojtowicz, Eric Bui, Rebecca Wershba, Ross Zafonte, Lauren M Laifer, Naomi M Simon, Grant L Iverson
Perceived cognitive impairment is a core clinical feature of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and may be an important determinant of quality of life (QOL) in those who suffer from this disorder. Using a clinical data repository, we evaluated this hypothesis in a cross-sectional sample of U.S. military service members and veterans who served after September 11, 2001, and were seeking mental health treatment at a tertiary outpatient clinic. A consecutive series of 117 patients with a clinical diagnosis of PTSD completed a battery of questionnaires at intake, including the PTSD Checklist (Weathers, Litz, Herman, Huska, & Keane, 1993), a 4-item Cognitive Symptom subscale of the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory (Cicerone & Kalmar, 1995), the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21 (Lovibond & Lovibond, 1995), and the Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Endicott, Nee, Harrison, & Blumenthal, 1993)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543000/fine-needle-aspiration-with-selective-use-of-core-needle-biopsy-of-major-salivary-gland-tumors
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Erica B Romano, Jason M Wagner, Anthony M Alleman, Lichao Zhao, Rachel D Conrad, Greg A Krempl
OBJECTIVES: Preferential use of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) versus core needle biopsy (CNB) for distinguishing benign from malignant major salivary gland tumors is highly debated. The main disadvantage of FNA is lower sensitivity, whereas arguments against CNB include use of a larger bore needle and greater risk of complications. The aim of this study is to evaluate our experience performing ultrasound-guided (UG) FNA with selective use of CNB based on preliminary cytopathology, and to determine whether our preoperative diagnostic approach is more sensitive and specific than FNA alone-and at least as sensitive and specific as CNB alone...
May 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542377/structural-changes-in-the-copd-lung-and-related-heterogeneity
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Dana Copot, Robin De Keyser, Eric Derom, Clara Ionescu
This paper proposes a mathematical framework for understanding how the structural changes in the COPD lung reflect in model parameters. The core of the analysis is a correlation between the heterogeneity in the lung as COPD degree changes (GOLD II, III and IV) and the nonlinearity index evaluated using the forced oscillation technique. A low frequency evaluation of respiratory impedance models and nonlinearity degree is performed since changes in tissue mechanics are related to viscoelastic properties. Simulation analysis of our model indicates a good correlation to expected changes in heterogeneity and nonlinear effects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542330/quality-of-meta-analysis-in-nursing-fields-an-exploration-based-on-the-jbi-guidelines
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Yuying Hou, Jinhui Tian, Jun Zhang, Rongrong Yun, Zhigang Zhang, Kee-Hsin Chen, Caiyun Zhang, Bo Wang
BACKGROUND: Meta-analysis is often regarded as one of the best sources of evidence for clinical nurses due to its rigorous design and scientific reflection of the true results of nursing interventions. The quality of a meta-analysis is critical to the work of clinical decision-makers. Therefore, the objective of this study was to use the JBI guidelines to summarize the quality of RCT-based meta-analyses of reports published in domestic nursing professional journals, with a view to standardizing the research process and reporting methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541818/preparation-and-characterization-of-monodisperse-microcapsules-with-alginate-and-bentonite-via-external-gelation-technique-encapsulating-pseudomonas-putida-rs-198
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Xuan Li, Zhansheng Wu, Yanhui He, Bang-Ce Ye, Jun Wang
This paper evaluated the external gelation technique for preparing microcapsules. The microcapsules were consisted of Pseudomonas putida Rs-198 (Rs-198) core and sodium alginate (NaAlg)-bentonite (Bent) shell. Different emulsification rotation speeds and core/shell ratios were used to prepare the microcapsules of each formulation. The near-spherical microcapsules were monodisperse with a mean diameter of 25 μm to 100 μm and wrinkled surfaces. Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometry (FTIR) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) revealed the physical mixture of the wall material and the superior thermal stability of the microcapsules...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541485/histologically-defined-intratumoral-sequencing-uncovers-evolutionary-cues-into-conserved-molecular-events-driving-gliomagenesis
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Antony Prabhu, Pravin Kesarwani, Shiva Kant, Stewart F Graham, Prakash Chinnaiyan
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma represents an archetypal example of a heterogeneous malignancy. To understand the diverse molecular consequences of this complex tumor ecology, we analyzed RNA-seq data generated from commonly identified intra-tumoral structures in glioblastoma enriched using laser capture microdissection. METHODS: Raw gene-level fragments per kilobase of transcript per million reads mapped (FPKM) values and the associated clinical data were acquired from the publically available Ivy GAP database and analyzed using MetaboAnalyst (v...
May 25, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541404/m2align-parallel-multiple-sequence-alignment-with-a-multi-objective-metaheuristic
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Cristian Zambrano-Vega, Antonio J Nebro, José García-Nieto, José F Aldana Montes
Motivation: Multiple Sequence Alignment (MSA) is an NP-complete optimization problem found in computational biology, where the time complexity of finding an optimal alignment raises exponentially along with the number of sequences and their lengths. Additionally, to assess the quality of a MSA, a number of objectives can be taken into account, such as maximizing the sum-of-pairs, maximizing the totally conserved columns, minimizing the number of gaps, or maximizing structural information based scores such as STRIKE...
May 24, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540808/exposure-to-febrile-range-hyperthermia-potentiates-wnt-signalling-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-gene-expression-in-lung-epithelium
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Ratnakar Potla, Mohan E Tulapurkar, Irina G Luzina, Sergei P Atamas, Ishwar S Singh, Jeffrey D Hasday
BACKGROUND: As environmental and body temperatures vary, lung epithelial cells experience temperatures significantly different from normal core temperature. Our previous studies in human lung epithelium showed that: (i) heat shock accelerates wound healing and activates profibrotic gene expression through heat shock factor-1 (HSF1); (ii) HSF1 is activated at febrile temperatures (38-41 °C) and (iii) hypothermia (32 °C) activates and hyperthermia (39.5 °C) reduces expression of a subset of miRNAs that target protein kinase-Cα (PKCα) and enhance proliferation...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540779/planning-optimisation-and-evaluation-of-hyperthermia-treatments
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H P Kok, A N T J Kotte, J Crezee
BACKGROUND: Hyperthermia treatment planning using dedicated simulations of power and temperature distributions is very useful to assist in hyperthermia applications. This paper describes an advanced treatment planning software package for a wide variety of applications. METHODS: The in-house developed C++ software package Plan2Heat runs on a Linux operating system. Modules are available to perform electric field and temperature calculations for many heating techniques...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
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