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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526722/phase-ii-study-of-modified-carboplatin-plus-weekly-nab-paclitaxel-in-elderly-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-north-japan-lung-cancer-study-group-trial-1301
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Eisaku Miyauchi, Akira Inoue, Kazuhiro Usui, Shunichi Sugawara, Makoto Maemondo, Heisuke Saito, Yuka Fujita, Terufumi Kato, Toshiro Suzuki, Toshiyuki Harada, Hiroshi Watanabe, Taku Nakagawa, Masakazu Ichinose
LESSONS LEARNED: Weekly nanoparticle albumin-bound-paclitaxel (75 mg/m(2)) in combination with carboplatin (area under the curve 6 mg/mL/min) in elderly patients with previously untreated, advanced non-small cell lung cancer showed favorable efficacy, was well tolerated, and showed less neuropathic toxicity.This modified regimen offers potential for the treatment of elderly patients. BACKGROUND: The CA031 trial suggested weekly nanoparticle albumin-bound-paclitaxel (nab-PTX) was superior in efficacy to paclitaxel (PTX) once every 3 weeks when combined with carboplatin (CBDCA) for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients; a subgroup analysis of elderly patients looked promising...
May 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525867/evaluation-of-alternative-environmentally-friendly-matrix-solid-phase-dispersion-solid-supports-for-the-simultaneous-extraction-of-15-pesticides-of-different-chemical-classes-from-drinking-water-treatment-sludge
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Karina Lotz Soares, Maristela Barnes Rodrigues Cerqueira, Sergiane Souza Caldas, Ednei Gilberto Primel
This study describes the development, optimization and validation of a method for the extraction of 15 pesticides of different chemical classes in drinking water treatment sludge (DWTS) by vortex-assisted Matrix Solid Phase Dispersion (MSPD) with determination by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry. It focused on the application of alternative and different solid supports to the extraction step of the MSPD. The main parameters that influenced the extraction were studied in order to obtain better recovery responses...
May 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523459/plasma-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-b-levels-are-increased-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-associated-with-the-first-phase-of-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-function-of-%C3%AE-cell
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J Wu, H Wei, H Qu, Z Feng, J Long, Q Ge, H Deng
PURPOSE: To detect plasma vascular endothelial growth factor B (VEGF-B) in individuals with different glucose tolerance and investigate the relationship between plasma VEGF-B levels and the first phase of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 45 patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), 37 patients with impaired glucose regulation (IGR), and 39 Normal glucose tolerance (NGT) subjects, all of whom underwent intravenous glucose tolerance test...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514763/the-value-of-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-in-assessing-pathological-complete-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-therapy-in-rectal-cancer-a-comparison-with-conventional-diffusion-weighted-imaging
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Feixiang Hu, Wei Tang, Yiqun Sun, Dang Wan, Sanjun Cai, Zhen Zhang, Robert Grimm, Xu Yan, Caixia Fu, Tong Tong, Weijun Peng
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to comprehensively evaluate the advantage of diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) in distinguishing pathological complete response (pCR) from non-pCR patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) after neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT) in comparison to conventional diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-six consecutive patients diagnosed with LARC were prospectively enrolled and underwent pre- and post-CRT MRI on a 3...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508936/phase-i-clinical-study-of-zyan1-a-novel-prolyl-hydroxylase-phd-inhibitor-to-evaluate-the-safety-tolerability-and-pharmacokinetics-following-oral-administration-in-healthy-volunteers
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Kevinkumar A Kansagra, Deven Parmar, Rajendra H Jani, Nuggehally R Srinivas, Jason Lickliter, Harilal V Patel, Devang P Parikh, Heather Heading, Hardik B Patel, Rahul J Gupta, Chintan Y Shah, Maulik R Patel, Vyom N Dholakia, Raghav Sukhadiya, Mukul R Jain, Krupi V Parmar, Kinjal Barot
OBJECTIVE: This phase I study of ZYAN1 was conducted to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics following oral administration in healthy volunteers. METHODS: The study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase I study carried out in two parts in addition to a third part involving an open-label study to evaluate the food/sex effect. A total of 100 subjects were enrolled into the study as follows: part I-single-dose study with ZYAN1 10, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, and 300 mg (n = 56); part II-multiple-dose study with every other day dosing of ZYAN1 100, 150, 200, and 300 mg (n = 32); and part III-sex and food effect study with ZYAN1 150 mg (n = 12; open-label)...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490643/predicting-the-response-of-striatal-spiny-neurons-to-sinusoidal-input
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Charles J Wilson
Spike timing effects of small amplitude sinusoidal currents were measured in mouse striatal spiny neurons firing repetitively. Spike timing reliability varied with the stimulus frequency. For frequencies near the cell's firing rate, the cells altered firing rate to match the stimulus and became phase-locked to it. The stimulus phase of firing during lock depended on the stimulus frequency relative to the cell's unperturbed firing rate. Interspike intervals during sinusoidal stimulation were predicted using an iterative map constructed from the cells' phase resetting curve...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487630/analysis-of-interrelationships-among-voluntary-and-prosthetic-leg-joint-parameters-using-cyclograms
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Farahiyah Jasni, Nur Azah Hamzaid, Nor Elleeiana Mohd Syah, Tze Y Chung, Noor Azuan Abu Osman
The walking mechanism of a prosthetic leg user is a tightly coordinated movement of several joints and limb segments. The interaction among the voluntary and mechanical joints and segments requires particular biomechanical insight. This study aims to analyze the inter-relationship between amputees' voluntary and mechanical coupled leg joints variables using cyclograms. From this analysis, the critical gait parameters in each gait phase were determined and analyzed if they contribute to a better powered prosthetic knee control design...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486525/hypothesis-driven-single-cell-dual-oscillator-mathematical-model-of-circadian-rhythms
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Shiju S, K Sriram
Molecular mechanisms responsible for 24 h circadian oscillations, entrainment to external cues, encoding of day length and the time-of-day effects have been well studied experimentally. However, it is still debated from the molecular network point of view whether each cell in suprachiasmatic nuclei harbors two molecular oscillators, where one tracks dawn and the other tracks dusk activities. A single cell dual morning and evening oscillator was proposed by Daan et al., based on the molecular network that has two sets of similar non-redundant per1/cry1 and per2/cry2 circadian genes and each can independently maintain their endogenous oscillations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476919/v%C3%AC-o2-kinetics-associated-with-moderate-intensity-exercise-in-heart-failure-impact-of-intrathecal-fentanyl-inhibition-of-group-iii-iv-locomotor-muscle-afferents
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Erik H Van Iterson, Bruce D Johnson, Michael J Joyner, Timothy B Curry, Thomas P Olson
Heart failure (HF) patients demonstrate impaired pulmonary, circulatory, and nervous system responses to exercise. While HF demonstrate prolonged (time-constant, τ) pulmonary oxygen uptake (V̇O2) on-kinetics contributing to exercise intolerance, it is unknown if abnormal V̇O2 kinetics couple with ventilatory and circulatory dysfunction secondary to impaired group III/IV afferents in HF. Because lower-lumbar intrathecal fentanyl inhibits locomotor muscle afferents resulting in improved exercise ventilation and hemodynamics, we tested the hypotheses, HF will demonstrate: 1) rapid V̇O2 on-kinetics, and 2) attenuated steady-state V̇O2 amplitude and oxygen deficit (O2def) during exercise with fentanyl versus placebo...
May 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472247/pharmacodynamics-of-isavuconazole-for-invasive-mold-disease-role-of-galactomannan-for-real-time-monitoring-of-therapeutic-response
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Laura L Kovanda, Ruwanthi Kolamunnage-Dona, Michael Neely, Johan Maertens, Misun Lee, William W Hope
Background.: The ability to make early therapeutic decisions when treating invasive aspergillosis using changes in biomarkers as a surrogate for therapeutic response could significantly improve patient outcome. Methods.: Cox proportional hazards model and logistic regression were used to correlate early changes in galactomannan index (GMI) to mortality and overall response, respectively, from patients with positive baseline GMI (≥0.5) and serial GMI during treatment from a phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of invasive mold disease...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471727/safety-and-clinical-activity-of-the-programmed-death-ligand-1-inhibitor-durvalumab-in-combination-with-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-inhibitor-olaparib-or-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-1-3-inhibitor-cediranib-in-women-s-cancers-a-dose-escalation
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Jung-Min Lee, Ashley Cimino-Mathews, Cody J Peer, Alexandra Zimmer, Stanley Lipkowitz, Christina M Annunziata, Liang Cao, Maria I Harrell, Elizabeth M Swisher, Nicole Houston, Dana-Adriana Botesteanu, Janis M Taube, Elizabeth Thompson, Aleksandra Ogurtsova, Haiying Xu, Jeffers Nguyen, Tony W Ho, William D Figg, Elise C Kohn
Purpose Data suggest that DNA damage by poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibition and/or reduced vascular endothelial growth factor signaling by vascular endothelial growth factor receptor inhibition may complement antitumor activity of immune checkpoint blockade. We hypothesize the programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor, durvalumab, olaparib, or cediranib combinations are tolerable and active in recurrent women's cancers. Patients and Methods This phase I study tested durvalumab doublets in parallel 3 + 3 dose escalations...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468411/linearized-phase-modulated-analog-photonic-link-with-the-dispersion-induced-power-fading-effect-suppressed-based-on-optical-carrier-band-processing
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Dan Zhu, Jian Chen, Shilong Pan
A linear phase-modulated photonic link with the dispersion-induced power fading effect suppressed based on optical carrier band (OCB) processing is proposed. By introducing a proper phase shift to the OCB, the third-order intermodulation distortion (IMD3) component of the signal transmitted over a length of fiber is effectively suppressed, while the fundamental component is shifted to be away from the notch point of the transmission response. The IMD3 and the dispersion-induced power fading effect are effectively suppressed simultaneously to realize a linear phase-modulated photonic link, and the simplicity is preserved...
May 1, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467374/zno-film-bulk-acoustic-resonator-for-the-kinetics-study-of-human-blood-coagulation
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Da Chen, Zhen Zhang, Jilong Ma, Wei Wang
Miniaturized and rapid blood coagulation assay technologies are critical in many clinical settings. In this paper, we present a ZnO film bulk acoustic resonator for the kinetic analysis of human blood coagulation. The resonator operated in thickness shear resonance mode at 1.4 GHz. When the resonator contacted the liquid environment, the viscous loading effect was considered as the additional resistance and inductance in the equivalent circuits, resulting in a linear relationship with a slope of approximately -217 kHz/cP between the liquid viscosity and the frequency of the resonator...
May 3, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448413/the-application-of-iodine-quantitative-information-obtained-by-dual-source-dual-energy-computed-tomography-on-chemoradiotherapy-effect-monitoring-for-cervical-cancer-a-preliminary-study
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Changqin Jiang, Pin Yang, Junqiang Lei, Jinkui Li, Kun Yan, Feilong Li, Ruifeng Yan, Lichao Xia
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to investigate the potential contribution of the iodine quantitative parameters of dual-phase dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) scanning for chemoradiotherapy (CRT) response monitoring for cervical cancer. METHODS: Patients who were pathologically certified having cervical cancer and intended for concurrent radiotherapy and chemotherapy were prospectively included in our study. Contrast-enhanced DECT scanning was performed before CRT, which was repeated after 1 month of therapy, using a dual-source CT scanner onset...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444644/ponatinib-in-japanese-patients-with-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-leukemia-a-phase-1-2-study
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Arinobu Tojo, Taiichi Kyo, Kazuhito Yamamoto, Hirohisa Nakamae, Naoto Takahashi, Yukio Kobayashi, Tetsuzo Tauchi, Shinichiro Okamoto, Koichi Miyamura, Kiyohiko Hatake, Hiromi Iwasaki, Itaru Matsumura, Noriko Usui, Tomoki Naoe, Meera Tugnait, Narayana I Narasimhan, Stephanie Lustgarten, Heinrich Farin, Frank Haluska, Kazuma Ohyashiki
In this ongoing Phase 1/2 study (NCT01667133), we evaluated ponatinib and assessed its recommended dose in Japanese patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) resistant/intolerant to dasatinib or nilotinib, or with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph(+)ALL) resistant/intolerant to ≥1 tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). The primary endpoints were safety of the recommended dose (Phase 1) and major cytogenetic response (MCyR) by 12 months in chronic-phase CML (CP-CML) patients or major hematologic response (MaHR) by 6 months in patients with advanced phase disease (Phase 2)...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443922/friction-lubrication-and-in-situ-mechanics-of-poroelastic-cellulose-hydrogels
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G K Dolan, G E Yakubov, M R Bonilla, P Lopez-Sanchez, J R Stokes
The tribology between biphasic materials is challenging to predict and interpret due to the interrelationship between mechanical properties, microstructure and movement of the fluid phase contained within. A new approach is presented to deconvolute these effects for cellulose hydrogels, which have a fibrous network that is akin to the microstructure of articular cartilage and plant cell walls. This is achieved by developing a tribo-rheological technique that uniquely incorporates in situ mechanical characterisation (compression-relaxation and small amplitude oscillatory shear) immediately prior to measuring the tribological response between pairs of hydrogels...
April 26, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440265/role-of-jun-amino-terminal-kinase-jnk-in-apoptosis-of-cavernosal-tissue-during-acute-phase-after-cavernosal-nerve-injury
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Won Hoon Song, Hwancheol Son, Soo Woong Kim, Jae-Seung Paick, Min Chul Cho
The present study aimed to identify which mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 or Jun amino-terminal kinase [JNK]) was involved in cavernosal apoptosis during the acute phase after cavernosal nerve crush injury (CNCI) in rats to ameliorate apoptosis of cavernosal tissue, such as smooth muscle (SM). A total of twenty 10-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided equally into two groups: sham surgery (S) and CNCI (I). The I group approximated the clinical situation of men undergoing radical prostatectomy using two 60-second compressions of both CNs with a microsurgical vascular clamp...
April 18, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438473/bevacizumab-and-paclitaxel-carboplatin-chemotherapy-and-secondary-cytoreduction-in-recurrent-platinum-sensitive-ovarian-cancer-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study-gog-0213-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Robert L Coleman, Mark F Brady, Thomas J Herzog, Paul Sabbatini, Deborah K Armstrong, Joan L Walker, Byoung-Gie Kim, Keiichi Fujiwara, Krishnansu S Tewari, David M O'Malley, Susan A Davidson, Stephen C Rubin, Paul DiSilvestro, Karen Basen-Engquist, Helen Huang, John K Chan, Nick M Spirtos, Raheela Ashfaq, Robert S Mannel
BACKGROUND: Platinum-based chemotherapy doublets are a standard of care for women with ovarian cancer recurring 6 months after completion of initial therapy. In this study, we aimed to explore the roles of secondary surgical cytoreduction and bevacizumab in this population, and report the results of the bevacizumab component here. METHODS: The multicentre, open-label, randomised phase 3 GOG-0213 trial was done in 67 predominantly academic centres in the USA (65 centres), Japan (one centre), and South Korea (one centre)...
April 21, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435743/effects-of-overground-locomotor-training-on-the-ventilatory-response-to-volitional-treadmill-walking-in-individuals-with-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury-a-pilot-study
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Gino S Panza, Andrew A Guccione, Lisa M Chin, Jared M Gollie, Jeffery E Herrick, John P Collins
INTRODUCTION: Although there has been substantial emphasis on the neuromuscular and cardiovascular adaptations following rehabilitation, pulmonary adaptations in individuals with incomplete SCI (iSCI) in response to locomotor training have been less frequently studied. In healthy individuals, effective transition from rest to work is accomplished by a hyperpneic response, which exhibits an exponential curve with three phases. However, the degree to which our current understanding of exercise hyperpnea can be applied to individuals with iSCI is unknown...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434660/reduced-dose-radiotherapy-for-human-papillomavirus-associated-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx-a-single-arm-phase-2-study
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Allen M Chen, Carol Felix, Pin-Chieh Wang, Sophia Hsu, Vincent Basehart, Jordan Garst, Phillip Beron, Deborah Wong, Michael H Rosove, Shyam Rao, Heather Melanson, Edward Kim, Daphne Palmer, Lihong Qi, Karen Kelly, Michael L Steinberg, Patrick A Kupelian, Megan E Daly
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancers positive for human papillomavirus (HPV) are exquisitely radiosensitive. We investigated whether chemoradiotherapy with reduced-dose radiation would maintain survival outcomes while improving tolerability for patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal carcinoma. METHODS: We did a single-arm, phase 2 trial at two academic hospitals in the USA, enrolling patients with newly diagnosed, biopsy-proven stage III or IV squamous-cell carcinoma of the oropharynx, positive for HPV by p16 testing, and with Zubrod performance status scores of 0 or 1...
April 20, 2017: Lancet Oncology
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