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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087132/practice-patterns-of-thoracic-radiotherapy-for-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-survey-of-us-academic-thoracic-radiation-oncologists
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Carl M Post, Vivek Verma, Timur Mitin, Charles B Simone
PURPOSE: Despite the recent CREST trial demonstrating a survival benefit to thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) for patients with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) with response to chemotherapy, as well as endorsement by current National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, TRT may not be uniformly delivered in clinical practice across all circumstances. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We surveyed US academic thoracic radiation oncologists regarding their practice patterns for TRT and assessed conditions in which withholding TRT could be warranted...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078224/impact-of-recent-fda-ruling-on-testosterone-replacement-therapy-trt
#2
Sarita O Metzger, Arthur L Burnett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078221/testosterone-replacement-therapy-and-voiding-dysfunction
#3
REVIEW
Wesley Baas, Tobias S Köhler
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) represents an increasing popular treatment option for men with late-onset hypogonadism (LOH). Because of unsubstantiated beliefs of testosterone's effect on the prostate, the FDA has recently placed a warning on testosterone products, stating that TRT may worsen benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Within this review article we have demonstrated the current understanding of the physiology of testosterone and its relationship with prostatic and lower urinary tract physiology...
December 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078214/pharmacology-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-preparations
#4
REVIEW
Jennifer J Shoskes, Meghan K Wilson, Michael L Spinner
The goal of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is to return serum testosterone levels to within physiologic range and improve symptoms in hypogonadal men. Some of the symptoms aimed to improve upon include decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, infertility, hot flashes, depressed mood, and loss of muscle mass or hair. Clinical use of testosterone for replacement therapy began approximately 70 years ago. Over the decades, numerous preparations and formulations have been developed primarily focusing on different routes of delivery and thus pharmacokinetics (PKs)...
December 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078213/adult-onset-hypogonadism-evaluation-and-role-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy
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REVIEW
Andrew J Davidiuk, Gregory A Broderick
Testosterone deficiency (TD) has become a growing concern in the field of men's sexual health, with an increasing number of men presenting for evaluation of this condition. Given the increasing demand for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), a panel of experts met in August of 2015 to discuss the treatment of men who present for evaluation in the setting of low or normal gonadotropin levels and the associated signs and symptoms of hypogonadism. This constellation of factors can be associated with elements of both primary and secondary hypogonadism...
December 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078212/improvement-of-endothelial-function-following-initiation-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy
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Daniel A Shoskes, Barbara Tucky, Allan S Polackwich
BACKGROUND: Isolated recent studies have suggested an increased risk of heart attack as early as 3 months following testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Such a rapid risk increase would likely require rapid deterioration of arterial endothelial function. Our goal was to assess arterial endothelial function in hypogonadal men prior to and at least 3 months after initiation of TRT. METHODS: Adult men were consented if they had symptoms of hypogonadism, a total testosterone <350 ng/dL, and planned to begin TRT...
December 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053949/effect-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-on-cognitive-performance-and-depression-in-men-with-testosterone-deficiency-syndrome
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Hyun Jin Jung, Hong Seok Shin
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the effect of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) on cognitive function and depression in men with testosterone deficiency syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We carried out a prospective, placebo-controlled trial involving 106 men with total testosterone levels <3.3 ng/mL and symptoms of hypogonadism. Based on whether the patients received TRT (injection with 1,000 mg testosterone undecanoate) or a placebo (advice to modify lifestyle), the study population was divided into a TRT group (n=54) and a control group (n=52)...
December 2016: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052657/role-of-adjuvant-thoracic-radiation-therapy-and-full-dose-chemotherapy-in-pn2-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-elucidation-based-on-single-institute-experience
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Hyojung Park, Dongryul Oh, Yong Chan Ahn, Hongryull Pyo, Jae Myung Noh, Jong-Mu Sun, Jin Seok Ahn, Myung-Ju Ahn, Keunchil Park, Hong Kwan Kim, Yong Soo Choi, Jhingook Kim, Jae Ill Zo, Young Mog Shim
Purpose: The optimal adjuvant therapy modality for treating pN2 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients has not yet been established. In this study, the authors investigated clinical outcomes following three different adjuvant therapy modalities. Materials and Methods: From January 2006 to December 2012, 240 patients with cN0/1 disease were found to have pN2 disease following curative resection and received one of three adjuvant therapy modalities: thoracic radiation therapy (TRT) and concurrent chemotherapy (CTx) (CCRT) (Group I); CCRT plus consolidation CTx (Group II); and CTx alone (Group III)...
December 12, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024500/-hematopoietic-reconstitution-and-prognosis-of-hla-matched-and-haploidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-using-modified-fc-atg-conditioning-for-treatment-of-severe-aplastic-anemia
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Li Wang, Ya-Mei Wu, Yong-Bin Cao, Xiao-Hong Li, Li-Xin Xu, Hai-Tao Wang, Ya-Hui Gao, Xiao-Xiong Wu
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the feasibility and compare differences between hematopoietic reconstitution and prognosis of patients with severe aplastic anemia(SAA) after matched sibling donor (MSD) or haploidentical family donor (HFD) hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) using the modified FC/ATG conditioning. METHODS: The clinical data of 56 patients with SAA who received HSCT in First Affiliated Hospital of Chinese PLA General Hospital from January 2011 to June 2016 were analyzed retrospectively...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987595/tumour-size-reduction-after-the-first-chemotherapy-course-and-outcomes-of-chemoradiotherapy-in-limited-disease-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Tarje Onsøien Halvorsen, Martin Herje, Nina Levin, Roy M Bremnes, Odd T Brustugun, Øystein Fløtten, Stein Kaasa, Stein Sundstrøm, Bjørn H Grønberg
OBJECTIVES: Concurrent chemotherapy and thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) is recommended for limited disease small-cell lung cancer (LD SCLC). TRT should start as early as possible, often meaning with the second course due to patient referral time and the fact that TRT planning takes time. Early assessment of response to the first course of chemotherapy may be a useful way to individualise treatment. The aims of this study were to assess tumour size reduction after the first chemotherapy-course, and whether this reduction was associated with outcomes in LD SCLC...
December 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987437/theranostic-approach-for-metastatic-pigmented-melanoma-using-icf15002-a-multimodal-radiotracer-for-both-pet-imaging-and-targeted-radionuclide-therapy
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Latifa Rbah-Vidal, Aurélien Vidal, Emilie M F Billaud, Sophie Besse, Isabelle Ranchon-Cole, Florence Mishellany, Yann Perrot, Lydia Maigne, Nicole Moins, Jean-Luc Guerquin-Kern, Françoise Degoul, Jean-Michel Chezal, Philippe Auzeloux, Elisabeth Miot-Noirault
PURPOSE: This work reports, in melanoma models, the theranostic potential of ICF15002 as a single fluorinated and iodinated melanin-targeting compound. METHODS: Studies were conducted in the murine syngeneic B16BL6 model and in the A375 and SK-MEL-3 human xenografts. ICF15002 was radiolabeled with fluorine-18 for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging and biodistribution, with iodine-125 for metabolism study, and iodine-131 for targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT)...
December 14, 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981728/physicians-response-to-sexual-dysfunction-presented-by-a-younger-vs-an-older-adult
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Ateret Gewirtz-Meydan, Liat Ayalon
AIM: The aim of this study is to determine whether physicians have an age bias regarding sexual dysfunction presented by older vs. younger patients in terms of attributed diagnosis, etiology, proposed treatment and perceived prognosis. METHOD: An on-line survey consisting of one of two, randomly administered, case vignettes, which differed only by the age of the patient (28 or 78). In both cases, the patient was described as suffering from occasional erectile dysfunction with a clear psychosocial indication...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905300/intravital-imaging-of-mouse-urothelium-reveals-activation-of-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-by-stretch-induced-intravesical-release-of-atp
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Takeshi Sano, Takashi Kobayashi, Hiromitsu Negoro, Atsushi Sengiku, Takuya Hiratsuka, Yuji Kamioka, Louis S Liou, Osamu Ogawa, Michiyuki Matsuda
To better understand the roles played by signaling molecules in the bladder, we established a protocol of intravital imaging of the bladder of mice expressing a Förster/fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) biosensor for extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), which plays critical roles not only in cell growth but also stress responses. With an upright two-photon excitation microscope and a vacuum-stabilized imaging window, cellular ERK activity was visualized in the whole bladder wall, from adventitia to urothelium...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877888/lysosomal-ph-inducible-supramolecular-dissociation-of-polyrotaxanes-possessing-acid-labile-n-triphenylmethyl-end-groups-and-their-therapeutic-potential-for-niemann-pick-type-c-disease
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Atsushi Tamura, Kei Nishida, Nobuhiko Yui
Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) disease is characterized by the accumulation of cholesterol in lysosomes. We have previously reported that biocleavable polyrotaxanes (PRXs) composed of β-cyclodextrins (β-CDs) threaded onto a linear polymer capped with bulky stopper molecules via intracellularly cleavable linkers show remarkable cholesterol reducing effects in NPC disease patient-derived fibroblasts owing to the stimuli-responsive intracellular dissociation of PRXs and subsequent β-CD release from the PRXs. Herein, we describe a series of novel acid-labile 2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)ethyl group-modified PRXs (HEE-PRXs) bearing terminal N-triphenylmethyl (N-Trt) groups as a cleavable component for the treatment of NPC disease...
2016: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877216/investigating-a-correlation-between-chemoradiotherapy-schedule-parameters-and-overall-survival-in-a-real-life-ld-sclc-patient-cohort
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Farkhad Manapov, Chukwuka Eze, Maximilian Niyazi, Olarn Roengvoraphoj, Minglun Li, Nina-Sophie Hegemann, Guido Hildebrandt, Rainer Fietkau, Claus Belka
Background: Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is a treatment standard in limited disease (LD) small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Currently, the timing of thoracic radiation therapy (TRT) remains the subject of randomised trials and meta-analyses. To investigate a correlation between CRT schedule parameters and overall survival (OS) in a real-life patient cohort, a temporal analysis was performed. Methods: 182 LD SCLC patients successfully treated with definitive CRT were retrospectively reviewed. TRT was applied concurrently or sequentially...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859680/psychosocial-group-intervention-among-war-affected-children-an-analysis-of-changes-in-posttraumatic-cognitions
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Samuli Kangaslampi, Raija-Leena Punamäki, Samir Qouta, Marwan Diab, Kirsi Peltonen
Cognitive theories point to reduction in dysfunctional posttraumatic cognitions (PTCs) as one mechanism involved in recovery from posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), yet research findings have shown individual differences in the recovery process. We tested the cognitive mediation hypothesis above in a previously published psychosocial group intervention among war-affected children. We also examined heterogeneity in children's PTCs during the intervention. We used a cluster randomized trial of Smith et al...
December 2016: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818256/eurycoma-longifolia-as-a-potential-alternative-to-testosterone-for-the-treatment-of-osteoporosis-exploring-time-mannered-proliferative-differentiative-and-morphogenic-modulation-in-osteoblasts
#17
Hnin Ei Thu, Isa Naina Mohamed, Zahid Hussain, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Eurycoma longifolia (EL) has been well-studied traditionally as a chief ingredient of many polyherbal formulations for the management of male osteoporosis. It has also been well-recognised to protect against bone calcium loss in orchidectomised rats. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the effects of EL on the time-mannered sequential proliferative, differentiative, and morphogenic modulation in osteoblasts compared with testosterone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell proliferation was analysed using MTS assay and phase contrast microscopy...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794546/effects-of-coccidiosis-vaccination-administered-by-in-ovo-injection-on-the-hatchability-and-hatching-chick-quality-of-broilers
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A O Sokale, W Zhai, L M Pote, C J Williams, E D Peebles
Effects of the in ovo injection of a commercial coccidiosis vaccine on the hatchability and hatching chick quality variables of Ross × Ross 708 broilers were examined. Four treatment (TRT) groups were represented on each of 7 replicate tray levels of a single-stage incubator (28 TRT-replicate groups). Each TRT-replicate contained 63 eggs (1,764 total eggs). On d 18.5 of incubation, eggs were subjected to one of 4 TRT using a commercial multi-egg injector. Three control groups (non-injected, dry-punch, and diluent-injected) and one TRT group (injected with diluent containing Inovocox EM1 vaccine) were used...
October 28, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789218/trends-in-testosterone-replacement-therapy-use-among-reproductive-age-men-in-the-united-states-2003-to-2013
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Pravin Kumar Rao, Sheree L Boulet, Akanksha Mehta, James Hotaling, Michael L Eisenberg, Stanton C Honig, Lee Warner, Dmitry M Kissin, Ajay K Nangia, Lawrence S Ross
PURPOSE: Although testosterone replacement therapy use in the United States has increased dramatically in the last decade, to our knowledge trends in testosterone replacement therapy use among reproductive-age men have not been investigated. We assessed changes in testosterone replacement therapy use and practice patterns among 18 to 45-year-old American men from 2003 to 2013 and compared them to older men. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of men 18 to 45 and 56 to 64 years old who were enrolled in the Truven Health MarketScan® Commercial Claims Databases throughout each given calendar year from 2003 to 2013, including 5,094,868 men in 2013...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785518/analysis-of-risk-factors-for-pulmonary-complications-in-patients-with-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-single-centre-retrospective-study
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Beata Sas-Korczyńska, Elżbieta Łuczyńska, Wojciech Kamzol, Andrzej Sokołowski
INTRODUCTION: The most effective therapy in patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer (LS SCLC) seems to be chemotherapy (using platinum-based regimens) and thoracic radiotherapy (TRT), which is followed by prophylactic cranial irradiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The analysed group comprised 217 patients who received combined treatment for LS SCLC, i.e. chemotherapy (according to cisplatin and etoposide schedule) and TRT (concurrent in 101 and sequential in 116 patients)...
October 26, 2016: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
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