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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730771/biomarkers-for-the-early-detection-of-relapses-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancers
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Gabriela Chereches, Otilia Barbos, Rares Buiga, Ovidiu Balacescu, Dana Iancu, Nicolae Todor, Loredana Balacescu, Nicu Miron, Nona Bejinariu, Tudor-Eliade Ciuleanu
PURPOSE: To assess prognostic/predictive value of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), transthyretin (TRT), αenolase (NNE), β2-microglobulin (β2-micro), B-cell activating factor (BAFF) and circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients treated with chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab. METHODS: 72 histologically confirmed mCRC patients treated at Oncology Institute Cluj were included. Biomarker levels were measured through validated methods...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708706/return-to-driving-after-hip-arthroscopy
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Amit M Momaya, Despina Stavrinos, Benjamin McManus, Shannon M Wittig, Benton Emblom, Reed Estes
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate patients' braking performance using a modern driving simulator after undergoing a right hip arthroscopy. DESIGN: This prospective study included 5 total driving sessions at which measurements were taken. SETTING: The study was conducted at an academic medical center. PATIENTS: A total of 14 patients scheduled to undergo a right hip arthroscopy were enrolled and compared with a control group of 17 participants to account for a potential learning phenomenon...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708503/effect-of-dietary-supplementation-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-pufa-rich-fish-oil-on-reproductive-performance-of-the-goat-capra-hircus
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Ajit Singh Mahla, Ravjibhai K Chaudhari, Atul Kumar Verma, Amit Kumar Singh, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Gyanendra Singh, Mihir Sarkar, Narayan Dutta, Harendra Kumar, Narayanan Krishnaswamy
Dietary supplementation of n-3 PUFA decreases the luteolytic PGF2α and improves the pregnancy rate in the dairy cow. However, its effect in the goat is not known. Accordingly, we studied the effect of supplementation of n-3 PUFA rich Fish oil (FO) on different reproductive events in the goat. Cycling goats (n = 30) were divided into two equal groups and fed an isocaloric and isonitrogenous diet supplemented with either FO (TRT; n = 15) or palm oil (PO) (CON; n = 15) @ 0.6 mL/kg body weight for 72 days during the breeding season...
May 26, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682793/impact-of-pet-and-mri-threshold-based-tumor-volume-segmentation-on-patient-specific-targeted-radionuclide-therapy-dosimetry-using-clr1404
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Abigail E Besemer, Benjamin Titz, Joseph J Grudzinski, Jamey P Weichert, John S Kuo, H Ian Robins, Lance T Hall, Bryan P Bednarz
Variations in tumor volume segmentation methods in targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT) may lead to dosimetric uncertainties. This work investigates the impact of PET and MRI threshold-based tumor segmentation on TRT dosimetry in patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors. In this study, PET/CT images of five brain cancer patients were acquired at 6, 24, and 48 h post-injection of (124)I-CLR1404. The tumor volume was segmented using two standardized uptake value (SUV) threshold levels, two tumor-to-background ratio (TBR) threshold levels, and a T1 Gadolinium-enhanced MRI threshold...
July 6, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678745/thoracic-radiation-induced-pleural-effusion-and-risk-factors-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Jing Zhao, Regina M Day, Jian-Yue Jin, Leslie Quint, Hadyn Williams, Catherine Ferguson, Li Yan, Maurice King, Ahmad Albsheer, Martha Matuszak, Feng-Ming Spring Kong
The risk factors and potential practice implications of radiation-induced pleural effusion (RIPE) are undefined. This study examined lung cancer patients treated with thoracic radiation therapy (TRT) having follow-up computed tomography (CT) or 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT. Increased volumes of pleural effusion after TRT without evidence of tumor progression was considered RIPE. Parameters of lung dose-volume histogram including percent volumes irradiated with 5-55 Gy (V5-V55) and mean lung dose (MLD) were analyzed by receiver operating characteristic analysis...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677577/targeted-radionuclide-therapy-in-combined-modality-regimens
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Martin R Gill, Nadia Falzone, Yong Du, Katherine A Vallis
Targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT) is a branch of cancer medicine concerned with the use of radioisotopes, radiolabelled molecules, nanoparticles, or microparticles that either naturally accumulate in or are designed to target tumours. TRT combines the specificity of molecular and sometimes physical targeting with the potent cytotoxicity of ionising radiation. Targeting vectors for TRT include antibodies, antibody fragments, proteins, peptides, and small molecules. The diversity of available carrier molecules, together with the large panel of suitable radioisotopes with unique physicochemical properties, allows vector-radionuclide pairings to be matched to the molecular, pathological, and physical characteristics of a tumour...
July 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673384/testosterone-therapy-of-men-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-study
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Line Velling Magnussen
The prevalence of chronic diseases including obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) are increasing. The usage of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has escalated in the Western countries during the past decades especially in aging men without clear organic indication for TRT although the safety of long-term TRT has not been clarified regarding the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Aging men with T2D have an increased risk of CVD and these patients are often characterized by lowered T-levels, ectopic fat depots, a deranged adipokine profile with e...
July 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626308/relationship-between-trunk-function-evaluated-using-the-trunk-righting-test-and-physical-function-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Kazuaki Kinoshita, Kazunari Ishida, Masashi Hashimoto, Yuki Yoneda, Yuta Naka, Hideyuki Kitanishi, Hiroki Oyagi, Yuichi Hoshino, Masahiro Kurosaka, Nao Shibanuma
[Purpose] The present study was to validate the importance of the trunk function evaluated by trunk righting test (TRT) with motor function in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and to show the clinical use of TRT. [Subjects and Methods] This study included 50 patients with knee osteoarthritis who underwent total knee arthroplasty in our hospital. Correlations between physical functional test, such as muscle strength, balance function, and performance and TRT were statistically evaluated. [Results] The independent factors for ipsilateral TRT were maximal isometric knee extensor strength test and ipsilateral step test...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625628/which-patients-with-es-sclc-are-most-likely-to-benefit-from-more-aggressive-radiotherapy-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-phase-iii-crest-trial
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Ben J Slotman, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Harm van Tinteren, Astrid Keijser, John Praag, Joost Knegjens, Matthew Hatton, Iris van Dam, Annija van der Leest, Bart Reymen, Jos Stigt, Kate Haslett, Devashish Tripathi, Egbert F Smit, Suresh Senan
INTRODUCTION: In ES-SCLC patients with residual intrathoracic disease after first-line chemotherapy, the addition of thoracic radiotherapy reduces the risk of intrathoracic recurrence, and improves 2-year survival. To identify patient subgroups for future trials investigating higher dose (extra)thoracic radiotherapy, we investigated the prognostic importance of number and sites of metastases in patients included in the CREST trial. MATERIALS/ METHODS: Additional data on sites and numbers of metastases were collected from individual records of 260 patients from the top 9 recruiting centers in the randomized CREST trial (53% of 495 study patients), which compared thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) to no TRT in ES-SCLC patients after any response to chemotherapy...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602052/multicenter-retrospective-analysis-of-clinical-characteristics-treatment-patterns-and-outcomes-in-very-elderly-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-the-korean-cancer-study-group-ly16-01
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Jung Hye Choi, Tae Min Kim, Hyo Jung Kim, Sung Ae Koh, Yeung-Chul Mun, Hye Jin Kang, Yun Hwa Jung, Hyeok Shim, So Young Chong, Der-Sheng Sun, Soonil Lee, Byeong Bae Park, Jung Hye Kwon, Seung-Hyun Nam, Jun Ho Yi, Young Jin Yuh, Jong-Youl Jin, Jae Joon Han, Seok-Hyun Kim
Purpose: The treatment strategy for elderly patients older than 80 years with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has not been established because of poor treatment tolerability and lack of data. Materials and Methods: This multicenter retrospective study was conducted to investigate clinical characteristics, treatment patterns and outcomes of patients older than 80 years who were diagnosed with DLBCL at 19 institutions in Korea between 2005 and 2016. Results: A total of 194 patients were identified (median age, 83...
June 9, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584268/pulmonary-emphysema-is-a-risk-factor-for-radiation-pneumonitis-in-nsclc-patients-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-thoracic-radiation-therapy
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Ziyang Zhou, Xiao Song, Ailu Wu, Hui Liu, Hongyu Wu, Qiongya Wu, Yu Liu, Yefei Li, Yong Cai, Shixiong Liang
Pulmonary emphysema (PE) has been demonstrated to have a high prevalence in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A total of 153 patients with locally advanced NSCLC were enrolled in this study to investigate the association between PE and radiation pneumonitis (RP) after definitive thoracic radiation therapy (TRT). The incidence of RP in Grade 2, 3 and 5 were 11.1%, 9.8% and 0.7%, respectively. Univariate analysis revealed that age, PE, forced vital capacity (FVC), arterial partial pressure of oxygen (PO2) and mean lung dose (MLD) were significantly associated with the risk of Grade ≥2 or Grade ≥3 RP in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC, P < 0...
June 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573047/simultaneous-fluorescein-angiography-and-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-correlate-retinal-thickness-changes-to-vascular-abnormalities-in-an-in-vivo-mouse-model-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Olachi J Mezu-Ndubuisi, Lauren K Taylor, Jamee A Schoephoerster
BACKGROUND: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a condition of abnormal retinal vascular development (RVD) in premature infants. Fluorescein angiography (FA) has depicted phases (early, mid, late, and mature) of RVD in oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) mice. We sought to establish the relationship between retinal structural and vascular changes using simultaneous FA and spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). METHOD: 63 mice were exposed to 77% oxygen at postnatal day 7 (P7) for 5 days, while 63 mice remained in room air (RA)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549414/phase-i-ii-study-of-induction-chemotherapy-using-carboplatin-plus-irinotecan-and-sequential-thoracic-radiotherapy-trt-for-elderly-patients-with-limited-disease-small-cell-lung-cancer-ld-sclc-torg-0604
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Yuki Misumi, Hiroaki Okamoto, Jiichiro Sasaki, Noriyuki Masuda, Mari Ishii, Tsuneo Shimokawa, Yukio Hosomi, Yusuke Okuma, Makoto Nagamata, Takashi Ogura, Terufumi Kato, Masafumi Sata, Sakiko Otani, Akira Takakura, Koichi Minato, Yosuke Miura, Takuma Yokoyama, Saori Takata, Katsuhiko Naoki, Koshiro Watanabe
BACKGROUND: The role of irinotecan for elderly patients with LD-SCLC has been unclear, and the timing of TRT combined with chemotherapy has not been fully evaluated. METHODS: Patients aged > 70 years with untreated, measurable, LD-SCLC, performance status (PS) 0-2, and adequate organ function were eligible. Treatment consisted of induction with carboplatin on day 1 and irinotecan on days 1 and 8, every 21 days for 4 cycles, and sequential TRT (54Gy in 27 fractions)...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548282/estimating-the-effect-of-immortal-time-bias-in-urologic-research-a-case-example-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy
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Christopher J D Wallis, Refik Saskin, Steven A Narod, Calvin Law, Girish S Kulkarni, Arun Seth, Robert K Nam
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the effect of immortal-time bias in an observational study examining the effect of cumulative testosterone exposure on mortality. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We used a population-based matched cohort study of men aged 66 and older newly treated with testosterone replacement therapy and matched-controls from 2007-2012 in Ontario, Canada to quantify the effects of immortal-time bias. We used generalized estimating equations to determine the association between cumulative testosterone replacement therapy exposure and mortality...
May 26, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547759/blood-donors-attitudes-towards-voluntary-non-remunerated-donation-in-trinidad-and-tobago
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K S Charles, A Poon King, A Ramai, K Rajnath, D Ramkissoon, S Ramkissoon, C Ramlal, K Ramnarine, K Rampersad, G Legall, S Pooransingh, A D Chantry
OBJECTIVES: To assess the attitude towards voluntary non-remunerated blood donation among blood donors in Trinidad and Tobago (TRT). BACKGROUND: Blood donors in TRT are either family replacement (F/R, 87%) or remunerated (13%). There is chronic blood shortage and high seroreactivity for transfusion-transmissible infections (TTI) in donors. Converting existing to voluntary non-remunerated donors (VNRD) reduces the need to recruit news donors in achieving 100% VNRD...
May 26, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545092/are-thermal-barriers-higher-in-deep-sea-turtle-nests
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Pilar Santidrián Tomillo, Luis Fonseca, Frank V Paladino, James R Spotila, Daniel Oro
Thermal tolerances are affected by the range of temperatures that species encounter in their habitat. Daniel Janzen hypothesized in his "Why mountain passes are higher in the tropics" that temperature gradients were effective barriers to animal movements where climatic uniformity was high. Sea turtles bury their eggs providing some thermal stability that varies with depth. We assessed the relationship between thermal uniformity and thermal tolerance in nests of three species of sea turtles. We considered that barriers were "high" when small thermal changes had comparatively large effects and "low" when the effects were small...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540225/testosterone-deficiency-in-adults-and-corresponding-treatment-patterns-across-the-globe
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REVIEW
James Anaissie, Kent J DeLay, William Wang, Georgios Hatzichristodoulou, Wayne J Hellstrom
The global prevalence of testosterone deficiency (TD) ranges from 10-40%. The actual diagnosis of TD is controversial, as a wide range of total testosterone (TT) thresholds are used for diagnosis (200-400 ng/dL), and physicians differ in their emphasis placed on clinical symptoms. There are also significant global differences in the prescription patterns of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). In the United States, prescription of TRT is significantly higher than the rest of the world, increasing 3-fold over the last 10 years and more so in eugonadal men...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522646/mr-spectroscopy-of-hepatic-fat-and-adiponectin-and-leptin-levels-during-testosterone-therapy-in-type-2-diabetes-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
#18
Line Velling Magnussen, Poul Erik Andersen, Anabel Diaz, Jelena Markovic Ostojic, Kurt Højlund, David M Hougaard, Anders Nymark Christensen, Torben Leo Nielsen, Marianne Skovsager Andersen
BACKGROUND: Men with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) often have lowered testosterone levels and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Ectopic fat increases the risk of CVD, whereas subcutaneous gluteofemoral fat protects against CVD and has a beneficial adipokine secreting profile. HYPOTHESIS: Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may reduce the content of ectopic fat and improve the adipokine profile in men with T2D. DESIGN AND METHODS: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study in 39 men aged 50-70 years with T2D and bioavailable testosterone levels <7...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513492/repeatability-and-agreement-of-five-imaging-systems-for-measuring-anterior-segment-parameters-in-healthy-eyes
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Mukesh Kumar, Rohit Shetty, Chaitra Jayadev, Harsha L Rao, Debarun Dutta
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess the repeatability and agreement of five imaging devices, namely, the Pentacam (Oculus), Sirius (CSO), Orbscan IIz (Bausch and Lomb), Corvis (Oculus), and ultrasound pachymetry (UP, Tomey) in measuring steep keratometry (sKm), flat keratometry (fKm), central corneal thickness (CCT), thinnest corneal thickness (TCT), and anterior chamber depth (ACD) in healthy individuals. DESIGN: This was prospective, comparative study...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497534/effects-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-on-metabolic-syndrome-among-japanese-hypogonadal-men-a-subanalysis-of-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-trial-earth-study
#20
K Shigehara, H Konaka, T Nohara, K Izumi, Y Kitagawa, Y Kadono, T Iwamoto, E Koh, A Mizokami, M Namiki
We investigated the effects of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) on metabolic factors among hypogonadal men with a metabolic syndrome. From the study population of the EARTH study, which was a randomised controlled study in Japan, 65 hypogonadal patients with a metabolic syndrome, comprising the TRT group (n = 32) and controls (n = 33), were included in this study analysis. The TRT group was administered 250 mg of testosterone enanthate as an intramuscular injection every 4 weeks for 12 months...
May 12, 2017: Andrologia
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