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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149427/the-impact-of-the-national-bowel-screening-program-in-the-netherlands-on-detection-and-treatment-of-endoscopically-unresectable-benign-polyps
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C C M Marres, C J Buskens, E Schriever, P C M Verbeek, M W Mundt, W A Bemelman, A W H van de Ven
BACKGROUND: In January 2014, a national bowel cancer screening program started in the Netherlands. The program is being implemented in phases until 2019. Due to this program, an increase in patients referred for a colorectal resection for benign, but endoscopically unresectable polyps, is expected. So far, most resections are performed according to oncological principles despite no pre-operative histological diagnosis of malignancy. The aim of this study was to analyze the increase in referred patients during the first year of the screening program and to compare pathological results and clinical outcome of resections of patients undergoing resection for benign polyps before and after implementation of screening...
November 17, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147445/role-of-taxanes-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-a-study-from-tertiary-cancer-center-in-south-india
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K C Lakshmaiah, Abhishek Anand, K Govind Babu, Lokanatha Dasappa, Linu Abraham Jacob, Suresh Babu M C, K N Lokesh, A H Rudresha, L K Rajeev, Smitha C Saldanha, G V Giri, Deepak Koppaka
Background: Breast cancer is the most common female cancer seen globally. Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a special subtype without any obvious target and optimum treatment remains challenging. The aim was to study the clinical, pathological profile and treatment outcome of TNBC patients. Methods: This was a retrospective observational study of TNBC patients diagnosed from January 2010 to June 2012 at a tertiary cancer center in South India. Patient's clinical and pathological characteristics were studied...
August 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140413/comparison-of-chemical-constituents-in-scrophulariae-radix-processed-by-different-methods-based-on-uflc-ms-combined-with-multivariate-statistical-analysis
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Shengnan Wang, Yujiao Hua, Lisi Zou, Xunhong Liu, Ying Yan, Hui Zhao, Yiyuan Luo, Juanxiu Liu
Scrophulariae Radix is one of the most popular traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs). Primary processing of Scrophulariae Radix is an important link which closely related to the quality of products in this TCM. The aim of this study is to explore the influence of different processing methods on chemical constituents in Scrophulariae Radix. The difference of chemical constituents in Scrophulariae Radix processed by different methods was analyzed by using ultra fast liquid chromatography-triple quadrupole-time of flight mass spectrometry coupled with principal component analysis and orthogonal partial least squares discriminant analysis...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138205/long-term-prognosis-of-young-breast-cancer-patients-%C3%A2-40-years-who-did-not-receive-adjuvant-systemic-treatment-protocol-for-the-paradigm-initiative-cohort-study
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Gwen Mhe Dackus, Natalie D Ter Hoeve, Mark Opdam, Willem Vreuls, Zsuzsanna Varga, Esther Koop, Stefan M Willems, Carolien Hm Van Deurzen, Emilie J Groen, Alicia Cordoba, Jos Bart, Antien L Mooyaart, Jan G van den Tweel, Vicky Zolota, Jelle Wesseling, Anna Sapino, Ewa Chmielik, Ales Ryska, Frederic Amant, Annegien Broeks, Ron Kerkhoven, Nikolas Stathonikos, Mitko Veta, Adri Voogd, Katarzyna Jozwiak, Michael Hauptmann, Marlous Hoogstraat, Marjanka K Schmidt, Gabe Sonke, Elsken van der Wall, Sabine Siesling, Paul J van Diest, Sabine C Linn
INTRODUCTION: Currently used tools for breast cancer prognostication and prediction may not adequately reflect a young patient's prognosis or likely treatment benefit because they were not adequately validated in young patients. Since breast cancers diagnosed at a young age are considered prognostically unfavourable, many treatment guidelines recommend adjuvant systemic treatment for all young patients. Patients cured by locoregional treatment alone are, therefore, overtreated. Lack of prognosticators for young breast cancer patients represents an unmet medical need and has led to the initiation of the PAtients with bReAst cancer DIaGnosed preMenopausally (PARADIGM) initiative...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135722/assessment-of-biological-and-clinical-aggressiveness-of-invasive-ductal-breast-cancer-using-baseline-18f-fdg-pet-ct-derived-volumetric-parameters
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Gul Ege Aktas, Ebru Taştekin, Ali Sarikaya
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of baseline fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/computed tomography (CT)-derived volumetric parameters for the primary tumor with clinicopathological risk factors and molecular subtypes in patients with invasive ductal breast carcinoma (IDBC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated 65 patients who underwent fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT for initial breast cancer staging. The association of maximum and mean standardized uptake values (SUVmax and SUVmean, respectively), metabolic tumor volume, and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) with clinicopathological risk factors and molecular subtypes was investigated and the discriminative power of significant features was assessed...
November 10, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133620/evaluation-of-cdk12-protein-expression-as-a-potential-novel-biomarker-for-dna-damage-response-targeted-therapies-in-breast-cancer
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Kalnisha Naidoo, Patty T Wai, Sarah L Maguire, Frances Daley, Syed Haider, Divya Kriplani, James Campbell, Hasan Mirza, Anita Grigoriadis, Andrew Tutt, Paul M Moseley, Tarek M A Abdel-Fatah, Stephen Yt Chan, Srinivasan Madhusudan, Emad A Rakha, Ian O Ellis, Christopher J Lord, Yinyin Yuan, Andrew R Green, Rachael Natrajan
Disruption of Cyclin Dependent Kinase 12 (CDK12) is known to lead to defects in DNA repair and sensitivity to platinum salts and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1/2 inhibitors. However, CDK12 has also been proposed as an oncogene in breast cancer. We therefore aimed to assess the frequency and distribution of CDK12 protein expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in independent cohorts of breast cancer and correlate this with outcome and genomic status. We found that 21% of primary unselected breast cancers were CDK12 high, and 10...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131124/comparison-of-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-rates-of-2-week-levofloxacin-containing-triple-therapy-levofloxacin-containing-bismuth-quadruple-therapy-and-standard-bismuth-quadruple-therapy-as-a-first-line-regimen
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Evrim Kahramanoğlu Aksoy, Ferdane Pirinçci Sapmaz, Zeynep Göktaş, Metin Uzman, Yaşar Nazlıgül
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of 2-week levofloxacin containing triple therapy, levofloxacin containing bismuth quadruple therapy and standard bismuth containing quadruple therapy as a first-line regimen for eradication of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori). METHODS: A total of 329 patients with H pylori infection were randomly divided into three groups to receive: a) levofloxacin containing bismuth quadruple therapy, RBAL (rabeprazole 20 mg b...
November 3, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126881/triple-negative-breast-cancer-key-role-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-in-regulating-the-activity-of-anti-pd-1-pd-l1-agents
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Matteo Santoni, Emanuela Romagnoli, Tiziana Saladino, Laura Foghini, Stefania Guarino, Marco Capponi, Massimo Giannini, Paolo Decembrini Cognigni, Gerardo Ferrara, Nicola Battelli
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is associated with a poor prognosis, due to its aggressive behaviour and lack of effective targeted therapies. Immunocheckpoint inhibitors, such as anti-programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and anti-PD-ligand(L)1 agents, are in course of investigation in TNBC, used alone or in combination with other systemic or local approaches. However, the high cost of these drugs and the lack of validated predictive biomarkers support the development of strategies aimed to overcome resistance and optimize the efficacy of these approaches...
November 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125382/intra-sheath-versus-extra-sheath-ultrasound-guided-corticosteroid-injection-for-trigger-finger-a-triple-blinded-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mohsen Mardani-Kivi, Mahmoud Karimi-Mobarakeh, Ali Babaei Jandaghi, Sohrab Keyhani, Khashayar Saheb-Ekhtiari, Keyvan Hashemi-Motlagh
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to compare clinical results of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection, intra-sheath versus extra-sheath of the finger flexor tendon. METHODS: A total of 166 patients with trigger finger were evaluated in a triple blind randomized clinical trial study. All the patients were injected with 1ml of 40mg/ml methyl prednisolone acetate, under the guidance of ultrasound. Half the patients were injected extra sheath, while the other half were injected intra sheath at the level of first annular pulley...
November 10, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121661/high-prevalence-of-non-communicable-diseases-and-associated-risk-factors-amongst-adults-living-with-hiv-in-cambodia
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Pheak Chhoun, Sovannary Tuot, Anthony D Harries, Nang Thu Thu Kyaw, Khuondyla Pal, Phalkun Mun, Carrine Brody, Gitau Mburu, Siyan Yi
BACKGROUND: With rapid expansion of antiretroviral therapy for HIV, there are rising life expectancies among people living with HIV. As a result, co-morbidity from non-communicable diseases in those living and aging with HIV is increasingly being reported. Published data on this issue have been limited in Cambodia. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia and associated risk factors in adults living with HIV in Cambodia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120811/magnetic-resonance-mr-features-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-tnbc-vs-receptor-positive-cancer-ntnbc
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Giulia Angelini, Carolina Marini, Chiara Iacconi, Dionisia Mazzotta, Monica Moretti, Eugenia Picano, Riccardo Morganti
Few reports in literature describe triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) imaging findings. Aim of the study is to determine MR-features of TNBC compared to receptor positive cancer (nTNBC). From May 2014 to May 2015, we retrospectively enrolled 31 consecutive patients with histological diagnosis of TNBC and a control group of 31 consecutive nTNBC observed in the same period, out of 602 cancer, diagnosed in our department in the same year. Histopathological analysis and MR-features of TNBC (31 patients) were compared to nTNBC (31 patients)...
October 27, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118410/the-microbiological-characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-picc-related-bloodstream-infections-in-intensive-care-unit
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Shumin Zhang, Xiaofeng Sun, Yan Lei
The study was aimed to investigate the pathogens distribution and risk factors for PICC-related bloodstream infection in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. 402 patients placed with PICC in ICU were recruited in the study. The microbiological characteristics of PICC-related infection were investigated by Vitek 2 Compact automated microbial system. Antibiotics sensitivity was performed with disk diffusion and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) methods. Multivariate logistic and cox analyses were performed to identify the risk factors for PICC-related infection in ICU patients...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117654/diagnostic-value-of-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-for-breast-tumors
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Josip Mišković, Andrea Zorić, Helena Radić Mišković, Violeta Šoljić
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer in women. The accuracy of diagnosis can be increased with a combination of clinical examination, imaging diagnostics, and fi ne needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) or core needle biopsy, also known as triple test. The aim of the study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of FNAC in the diagnosis of breast tumors in our institution by correlating it with histopathology findings. We assessed the accuracy of 124 FNAC findings by comparing cytological diagnosis of breast masses with the diagnoses from histopathology reports obtained by surgery...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116004/reproductive-profiles-and-risk-of-breast-cancer-subtypes-a-multi-center-case-only-study
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Olivier Brouckaert, Anja Rudolph, Annouschka Laenen, Renske Keeman, Manjeet K Bolla, Qin Wang, Adelheid Soubry, Hans Wildiers, Irene L Andrulis, Volker Arndt, Matthias W Beckmann, Javier Benitez, Carl Blomqvist, Stig E Bojesen, Hiltrud Brauch, Paul Brennan, Hermann Brenner, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Ji-Yeob Choi, Sten Cornelissen, Fergus J Couch, Angela Cox, Simon S Cross, Kamila Czene, Mikael Eriksson, Peter A Fasching, Jonine Figueroa, Henrik Flyger, Graham G Giles, Anna González-Neira, Pascal Guénel, Per Hall, Antoinette Hollestelle, John L Hopper, Hidemi Ito, Michael Jones, Daehee Kang, Julia A Knight, Veli-Matti Kosma, Jingmei Li, Annika Lindblom, Jenna Lilyquist, Artitaya Lophatananon, Arto Mannermaa, Siranoush Manoukian, Sara Margolin, Keitaro Matsuo, Kenneth Muir, Heli Nevanlinna, Paolo Peterlongo, Katri Pylkäs, Suleeporn Saajrang, Caroline Seynaeve, Chen-Yang Shen, Xiao-Ou Shu, Melissa C Southey, Anthony Swerdlow, Soo-Hwang Teo, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Thérèse Truong, Chiu-Chen Tseng, Alexandra J van den Broek, Carolien H M van Deurzen, Robert Winqvist, Anna H Wu, Cheng Har Yip, Jyh-Cherng Yu, Wei Zheng, Roger L Milne, Paul D P Pharoah, Douglas F Easton, Marjanka K Schmidt, Montserrat Garcia-Closas, Jenny Chang-Claude, Diether Lambrechts, Patrick Neven
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that reproductive factors are differentially associated with breast cancer (BC) risk by subtypes. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between reproductive factors and BC subtypes, and whether these vary by age at diagnosis. METHODS: We used pooled data on tumor markers (estrogen and progesterone receptor, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2)) and reproductive risk factors (parity, age at first full-time pregnancy (FFTP) and age at menarche) from 28,095 patients with invasive BC from 34 studies participating in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC)...
November 7, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115209/exploring-the-use-of-ingenol-mebutate-to-prevent-non-melanoma-skin-cancer
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Andrés Már Erlendsson
Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most frequently occurring cancer in Caucasians today. Incidence rates in Europe have increased steadily since the 1960s and more than tripled over the last 50 years. Despite primary preventative efforts, incidences of non-melanoma skin cancer continue to rise and development of effective chemopreventative strategies is needed. In 2013, ingenol mebutate was approved in Denmark as a new topical drug for field-directed treatment for actinic keratoses. Ingenol mebutate has a dual mechanism of action, causing initial cell death, followed by an immune activation...
November 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113375/efficacy-and-safety-of-triple-versus-dual-antithrombotic-therapy-in-atrial-fibrillation-and-ischemic-heart-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Wengen Zhu, Linjuan Guo, Fadi Liu, Rong Wan, Yang Shen, Gregory Y H Lip, Kui Hong
The optimal antithrombotic regimen for patients with atrial fibrillation and ischemic heart disease remains unclear. Therefore, we aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of triple therapy (TT [an anticoagulant and 2 antiplatelet drugs]) with dual therapy (DAPT [2 antiplatelet drugs] or DT [an anticoagulant and a single antiplatelet drug]) in patients with atrial fibrillation and ischemic heart disease. We systematically searched the Cochrane Library, PubMed and Embase databases for all relevant studies up to August 2017...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113157/lack-of-microsatellite-instability-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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Nathália C Campanella, Cristovam Scapulatempo-Neto, Lucas Faria Abrahão-Machado, Antônio Talvane Torres De Oliveira, Gustavo N Berardinelli, Denise Peixoto Guimarães, Rui M Reis
The microsatellite instability (MSI) phenotype may constitute an important biomarker for patient response to immunotherapy, particularly to anti-programmed death-1 inhibitors. MSI is a type of genomic instability caused by a defect in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) proteins, which is present mainly in colorectal cancer and its hereditary form, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) development is associated with activating mutations of KIT proto-oncogene receptor tyrosine kinase (KIT) or platelet-derived growth factor receptor α (PDGFRA), which are oncogenes that predict the response to imatinib mesylate...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112072/an-advanced-blt-humanized-mouse-model-for-extended-hiv-1-cure-studies
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Kerry J Lavender, Craig Pace, Kathrin Sutter, Ronald J Messer, Dakota L Pouncey, Nathan W Cummins, Sekar Natesampillai, Jim Zheng, Joshua Goldsmith, Marek Widera, Erik S Van Dis, Katie Phillips, Brent Race, Ulf Dittmer, George Kukolj, Kim J Hasenkrug
OBJECTIVE: Although BLT-humanized mice provide a robust model for HIV-1 infection and enable evaluation of cure strategies dependent on endogenous immune responses, most mice develop graft versus host disease (GVHD), limiting their utility for extended HIV cure studies. This study aimed to: 1) Evaluate the GVHD-resistant C57BL/6 Rag2γcCD47 triple knockout (TKO)-BLT mouse as a model to establish HIV-1 latency. 2) Determine whether TKO-BLT mice could be maintained on ART for extended periods of time...
November 2, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109612/pilot-study-for-managing-complex-chronic-care-medicaid-patients-with-diabetes-using-a-mobile-health-application-achieves-triple-aim-improvement-in-a-primary-care-setting
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Marit L Bovbjerg, Jenney Lee, Rosa Wolff, Bobby Bangs, Michael A May
IN BRIEF Cost-effective innovations to improve health and health care in patients with complex chronic diseases are urgently needed. Mobile health (mHealth) remote monitoring applications (apps) are a promising technology to meet this need. This article reports on a study evaluating patients' use of a tablet device with an mHealth app and a cellular-enabled glucose meter that automatically uploaded blood glucose values to the app. Improvements were observed across all three components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's "triple aim...
October 2017: Clinical Diabetes: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109319/histological-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-platelet-rich-plasma-on-pulp-regeneration-in-nonvital-open-apex-teeth-an-animal-study
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Jamileh Ghoddusi, Amir Maghsudlu, Hamid Jafarzadeh, Amirhossein Jafarian, Maryam Forghani
AIM: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is a concentration of growth factors found in platelets, may be a suitable material for pulp regeneration. The aim of this animal study was a histological evaluation of PRP on pulp regeneration in nonvital teeth with immature apices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 40 premolar dogs' teeth were chosen for this study. After general anesthesia, the teeth were exposed, and subsequently, pulps were removed and the cavities were opened to the oral cavity...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
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