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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091549/urinary-proteomics-can-define-distinct-diagnostic-inflammatory-arthritis-subgroups
#1
Stefan Siebert, Duncan Porter, Caron Paterson, Rosie Hampson, Daniel Gaya, Agnieszka Latosinska, Harald Mischak, Joost Schanstra, William Mullen, Iain McInnes
Current diagnostic tests applied to inflammatory arthritis lack the necessary specificity to appropriately categorise patients. There is a need for novel approaches to classify patients with these conditions. Herein we explored whether urinary proteomic biomarkers specific for different forms of arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), osteoarthritis (OA)) or chronic inflammatory conditions (inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)) can be identified. Fifty subjects per group with RA, PsA, OA or IBD and 50 healthy controls were included in the study...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089969/changes-in-treatment-patterns-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-initiating-biologic-and-nonbiologic-therapy-in-a-clinical-registry
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Philip J Mease, Tamara Lesperance, Mei Liu, David H Collier, Marc Mason, Sabrina Deveikis, Neil A Accortt
OBJECTIVE: Treatment options for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) have increased and improved in the past decade; treatment patterns in PsA remain poorly understood. Understanding current practices would aid in treatment management of patients with PsA. METHODS: This observational study was based on data from the Corrona registry of adult patients with PsA in North America collected between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2012. Patients were divided among 3 therapy cohorts: tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) monotherapy, methotrexate (MTX) monotherapy, and TNFi and MTX combination therapy...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089608/piloting-the-united-kingdom-prescribing-safety-assessment-with-pharmacist-prescribers-in-scotland
#3
Fiona Reid, Ailsa Power, Derek Stewart, Anne Watson, Leon Zlotos, Derna Campbell, Trudi McIntosh, Simon Maxwell
BACKGROUND: Prescribing is a complex task requiring considerable knowledge and skills. The Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) was developed by the British Pharmacological Society and the United Kingdom (UK) Medical Schools Council. Between February and June 2014, over 7000 final year medical students undertook the PSA, with an overall pass rate of 94%. Independent prescribing for suitably trained pharmacists was introduced in the UK in 2006. To date there has been little focus on any objective measures of prescribing safety...
January 6, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089501/effectiveness-of-conventional-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-in-psoriatic-arthritis-a-systematic-review
#4
Jesús Maese, Petra Díaz Del Campo, Daniel Seoane-Mato, Mercedes Guerra, Juan D Cañete
BACKGROUND: Due to the clinical heterogeneity of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), recommendations have been developed by international groups to guide therapeutic decisions of the rheumatologist. The objective of the current systematic review (RS) was to evaluate the evidence of efficacy of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in PsA. METHODS: Literature search in Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, from 2008 to 2014. We included RS, randomized clinical trials and observational studies, in patients with PsA and an evaluation of efficiency of conventional DMARDs (methotrexate, sulfasalazine, leflunomide), according to the following outcomes: peripheral and axial symptoms; peripheral radiological damage; enthesitis according to power Doppler ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (enthesitis count before and after therapy); dactylitis; uveitis...
January 12, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088038/evidence-of-functional-duplicity-of-nestin-expression-in-the-adult-mouse-midbrain
#5
Parisa Farzanehfar, Shi Sheng Lu, Anupa Dey, Dharshani Musiienko, Hamzah Baagil, Malcolm K Horne, Tim D Aumann
Whether or not neurogenesis occurs in the adult substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) is an important question relevant for developing better treatments for the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). Although controversial, it is generally believed that dividing cells here remain undifferentiated or differentiate into glia, not neurons. However, there is a suggestion that Nestin-expressing neural precursor cells (NPCs) in the adult SNc have a propensity to differentiate into neurons, which we sought to confirm in the present study...
January 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086856/the-addition-of-a-sagittal-image-fusion-improves-the-prostate-cancer-detection-in-a-sensor-based-mri-ultrasound-fusion-guided-targeted-biopsy
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Karsten Günzel, Hannes Cash, John Buckendahl, Maximilian Königbauer, Patrick Asbach, Matthias Haas, Jörg Neymeyer, Stefan Hinz, Kurt Miller, Carsten Kempkensteffen
BACKGROUND: To explore the diagnostic benefit of an additional image fusion of the sagittal plane in addition to the standard axial image fusion, using a sensor-based MRI/US fusion platform. METHODS: During July 2013 and September 2015, 251 patients with at least one suspicious lesion on mpMRI (rated by PI-RADS) were included into the analysis. All patients underwent MRI/US targeted biopsy (TB) in combination with a 10 core systematic prostate biopsy (SB). All biopsies were performed on a sensor-based fusion system...
January 13, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086825/toxicity-and-quality-of-life-report-of-a-phase-ii-study-of-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-for-low-and-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
#7
Matthew J Boyer, Michael A Papagikos, Rex Kiteley, Zeljko Vujaskovic, Jackie Wu, W Robert Lee
BACKGROUND: Clinical data indicates that delivery of larger daily doses of radiation may improve the therapeutic ratio for prostate cancer compared to conventional fractionation. A phase II study of stereotactic body radiotherapy with real-time motion management and daily plan re-optimization for low to intermediate risk prostate cancer was undertaken to evaluate this hypothesis. This report details the toxicity and quality of life following treatment. METHODS: From 2009 to 2013, 60 patients with T1-T2c prostate cancer with a Gleason score of 6 and PSA ≤ 15 or Gleason score of 7 and PSA ≤ 10 were enrolled...
January 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081573/-prostate-carcinoma-mimics-lung-carcinoma-a-case-report
#8
Konstantinos Drosos, Klaus Höfner
A PSA-negative, advanced adenocarcinoma of the prostate is a rare finding. Expression of thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) in the tumour in combination with a previous medical history of lung adenocarcinoma could complicate the final diagnosis. To the best of our knowledge, we present the second case of a TTF-1-positive, acinar adenocarcinoma of the prostate.We present the case of a 65-year-old male with surgically treated lung adenocarcinoma; 3 years later we diagnosed adenocarcinoma of the bladder and prostate...
January 12, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081352/removing-the-specimen-with-traction-during-robotic-radical-prostatectomy-does-not-cause-a-positive-surgical-margin
#9
Serkan Altınova, Abidin Egemen İşgören, Ziya Akbulut, Muhammet Fuat Özcan, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Ali Fuat Atmaca, Mevlana Derya Balbay
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to gauge whether removal of a specimen with traction during robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy causes a positive surgical margin or not. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and sixty-nine patients with localized prostate cancer who underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy from 2009 to 2011 were included in the study. After dividing the patients into two groups, we recorded their characteristics and pre-op/post-op evaluations...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081259/frequency-of-propionibacterium-acnes-infection-in-prostate-glands-with-negative-biopsy-results-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-prostate-cancer-in-patients-with-increased-serum-psa-titers
#10
Tomoya Kakegawa, Yuan Bae, Takashi Ito, Keisuke Uchida, Masaki Sekine, Yutaka Nakajima, Asuka Furukawa, Yoshimi Suzuki, Jiro Kumagai, Takumi Akashi, Yoshinobu Eishi
BACKGROUND: Propionibacterium acnes has recently been implicated as a cause of chronic prostatitis and this commensal bacterium may be linked to prostate carcinogenesis. The occurrence of intracellular P. acnes infection in prostate glands and the higher frequency of P. acnes-positive glands in radical prostatectomy specimens from patients with prostate cancer (PCa) than in those from patients without PCa led us to examine whether the P. acnes-positive gland frequency can be used to assess the risk for PCa in patients whose first prostate biopsy, performed due to an increased prostate-specific antigen (PSA) titer, was negative...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079929/the-impact-of-age-on-psoriasis-health-care-in-germany
#11
A Trettel, C Spehr, A Körber, M Augustin
INTRODUCTION: Inequality between age groups has been demonstrated in the prescription of biologics, yet systematic real-world data about age-related differences in psoriasis care are missing. OBJECTIVE: To investigate disparities in psoriasis characteristics by age groups and to identify potential impact on psoriasis health care. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data analysis included 3,615 patients from the German Psoriasis registry PsoBest, which observes adult patients with moderate to severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) on systemic treatment over a time period of 10 years...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077116/quality-of-life-and-functional-outcome-after-infravesical-desobstruction-and-hifu-treatment-for-localized-prostate-cancer
#12
G Hatiboglu, I V Popeneciu, M Deppert, J Nyarangi-Dix, B Hadaschik, M Hohenfellner, D Teber, S Pahernik
BACKGROUND: To evaluate quality of life, functional and oncological outcome after infravesical desobstruction and HIFU treatment for localized prostate cancer. METHODS: One hundred thirty-one patients, treated with TURP and HIFU in a single institution were followed up for oncological and functional outcome. Oncological outcome was quantified by biochemical recurrence free survival using the Stuttgart and Phoenix criteria. Quality of life was assessed by usage of standardized QLQ-C30 and QLQ-PR25 questionnaires...
January 11, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074780/mri-directed-cognitive-fusion-guided-biopsy-of-the-anterior-prostate-tumors
#13
Ian G Murphy, Elaine NiMhurchu, Robert G Gibney, Colm J McMahon
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-directed cognitive fusion transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)-guided anterior prostate biopsy for diagnosis of anterior prostate tumors and to illustrate this technique. METHODS: A total of 39 patients with previous negative TRUS biopsy, but high clinical suspicion of occult prostate cancer, prospectively underwent prostate MRI including diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). Patients with a suspicious anterior lesion on MRI underwent targeted anterior gland TRUS guided biopsy with cognitive fusion technique using sagittal probe orientation...
January 11, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074679/vitamin-d-treatment-improves-levels-of-sexual-hormones-metabolic-parameters-and-erectile-function-in-middle-aged-vitamin-d-deficient-men
#14
Onder Canguven, Raidh A Talib, Walid El Ansari, Dany-Jan Yassin, Abdullah Al Naimi
BACKGROUND: The associations between serum vitamin D (VD), serum testosterone (TT) and metabolic syndrome are complex and with limited published research, particularly on the effects of VD treatment on sexual hormones, erectile function and the metabolic syndrome. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed whether a monthly high dose VD treatment for 12 months in VD deficient middle-aged men was associated with: changes in levels of sexual hormones, improvement of diabetes control and metabolic syndrome components, better erectile function [International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF)-5 questionnaire]; and changes in a prostate marker...
January 11, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074331/a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-first-41-mcrpc-patients-with-bone-pain-treated-with-radium-223-at-the-national-institute-of-oncology-in-hungary
#15
Zs Küronya, I Sinkovics, P Ágoston, K Bíró, I Bodrogi, I Böde, M Dank, F Gyergyay, T Vajdics, Zs Kolonics, K Nagyiványi, Á Rúzsa, L Géczi
Radium-223 dichloride is an alpha-emitting radiopharmaceutical which significantly prolongs overall survival in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and symptomatic bone metastases. This was a retrospective analysis of the efficacy and safety of Radium-223 in the first 41 patients treated at a single center in Hungary. Radium-223 was given at a dose of 50 kBq/kg intravenously every 4 weeks for up to 6 cycles. Between 23rd July 2014 and 23rd February 2016, 41 patients were treated. Patient demographics, laboratory values, treatment outcomes and adverse events were collected from medical records...
January 10, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073842/expression-of-cd14-il-10-and-tolerogenic-signature-in-dendritic-cells-inversely-correlate-with-response-to-tarp-vaccination-in-prostate-cancer-patients
#16
Luciano Castiello, Marianna Sabatino, Jiaqiang Ren, Masaki Terabe, Hanh Khuu, Lauren V Wood, Jay A Berzofsky, David F Stroncek
PURPOSE: Despite the vast number of clinical trials conducted so far, Dendritic cell (DC)-based cancer vaccines have mostly shown unsatisfactory results. Factors and manufacturing procedures essential for these therapeutics to induce effective anti-tumor immune responses have yet to be fully characterized. We here aimed to identify DC markers correlating with clinical and immunological response in a prostate carcinoma vaccination regimen. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We performed an extensive characterization of DCs used to vaccinate 18 prostate carcinoma patients enrolled in a pilot trial of TCR gamma alternate reading frame protein (TARP) peptide vaccination (NCT00908258)...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073286/bipolar-plasmakinetic-enucleo-resection-of-the-prostate-our-exp%C3%A3-rience-with-245-patients-for-3-years-of-follow-up
#17
Ahmed Abou-Taleb, Waleed El-Shaer, Wael Saber, Tarek Gharib, Alaa Elshaer
OBJECTIVE: the aim of this study was to evaluate the safety, feasibility and effectiveness of bipolar transurethral plasmakinetic enucleation of the prostate (PKEP). PATIENTS AND METHOD: Between January 2010 and October 2013, 245 patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) underwent transurethral enucleation of prostate using bipolar plasma vaporization energy. They were evaluated pre-operatively by Full detailed history, examination especially digital rectal examination (DRE), routine pre-operative investigation, serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA), abdominal and trans-rectal ultrasonography (US) and Maximum flow rates (Qmax)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073198/prostatic-calculi-detected-in-peripheral-zone-of-the-gland-during-a-transrectal-ultrasound-biopsy-can-be-significant-predictors-of-prostate-cancer
#18
Lucio Dell'Atti, Andrea B Galosi, Carmelo Ippolito
PURPOSE: Prostatic calculi (PC) are usually associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia or chronic inflammation. However, in several studies prostatic inflammation and calcification have been implicated in the pathogenesis of prostate cancer (CaP). We evaluated the prevalence of PC during transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) and correlate the ultrasonographic patterns with histological findings. METHODS: A prospective study of 664 patients undergoing TRUS and prostate biopsy was planned...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073197/detection-rate-for-significant-cancer-at-confirmatory-biopsy-in-men-enrolled-in-active-surveillance-protocol-20-cores-vs-30-cores-vs-mri-trus-fusion-prostate-biopsy
#19
Pietro Pepe, Sebastiano Cimino, Antonio Garufi, Giandomenico Priolo, Giorgio Ivan Russo, Raimondo Giardina, Giulio Reale, Michele Barbera, Paolo Panella, Michele Pennisi, Giuseppe Morgia
INTRODUCTION: The detection rate for significant prostate cancer of extended vs saturation vs mMRI/TRUS fusion biopsy was prospectively evaluated in men enrolled in active surveillance (AS) protocol. Mterials and methods: From May 2013 to September 2016 75 men aged 66 years (median) with very low risk PCa were enrolled in an AS protocol and elegible criteria were: life expectancy greater than 10 years, cT1C, PSA below 10 ng/ml, PSA density < 0.20, 2 < unilateral positive biopsy cores, Gleason score (GS) equal to 6, greatest percentage of cancer (GPC) in a core < 50%...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073196/mri-us-fusion-prostate-biopsy-our-initial-experience
#20
Vito Lacetera, Bernardo Cervelli, Antonio Cicetti, Giuliana Gabrielloni, Michele Montesi, Roberto Morcellini, Gianni Parri, Emilio Recanatini, Gianluca Giglioni, Andrea Benedetto Galosi, Valerio Beatrici
AIM: The objective of this study is to present our initial experience with magnetic resonance imaging/ultrasound (MRI/US) fusion biopsy using the Koelis Trinity device after the first consecutive 59 patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 59 consecutive patients with suspected prostate cancer (PCA) underwent prostate biopsy using Trinity Koelis® (Koelis, Grenoble, France). We divided the patients into 2 groups: patients with a previous negative mapping underwent to a MRI/US fusion re-biopsy (Group A); and biopsy-naïve patients who underwent to a first stereotactic 3-D mapping of the prostate (Group B)...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
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