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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430960/triple-site-pacing-for-cardiac-resynchronization-in-permanent-atrial-fibrillation-follow-up-results-from-a-prospective-observational-study
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Pedro Marques, Miguel Nobre Menezes, Gustavo Lima da Silva, Tatiana Guimarães, Ana Bernardes, Nuno Cortez-Dias, Luis Carpinteiro, João de Sousa, Fausto J Pinto
Aims: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) is associated with a particularly high non-response rate in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to assess the effectiveness of triple-site (Tri-V) pacing CRT in this population. Methods and results: Prospective observational study of patients with permanent AF who underwent CRT implantation with an additional right ventricle lead in the outflow tract septal wall. After implantation, programming mode (Tri-V or biventricular pacing) was selected based on cardiac output determination...
April 19, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430626/expression-of-pd-l1-and-prognosis-in-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Minghui Zhang, Houbin Sun, Shu Zhao, Yan Wang, Haihong Pu, Yan Wang, Qingyuan Zhang
The associations between programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) and the prognosis of various cancers have always been a research topic of considerable interest. However, the prognostic value of PD-L1 in breast cancer patients remains a controversial subject. We aimed to assess the association between PD-L1 protein expression and clinicopathological features and the impact of this relationship on breast cancer survival. We performed a systematic search of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases to determine the correlations among PD-L1 expression, clinicopathological features and overall survival (OS)...
February 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428285/characterisation-of-gata3-expression-in-invasive-breast-cancer-differences-in-histological-subtypes-and-immunohistochemically-defined-molecular-subtypes
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Tang Shaoxian, Yu Baohua, Xu Xiaoli, Cheng Yufan, Tu Xiaoyu, Lu Hongfen, Bi Rui, Sun Xiangjie, Shui Ruohong, Yang Wentao
AIMS: GATA-binding protein 3 (GATA3) is a sensitive and relatively specific marker in breast and urothelial carcinomas. Its diagnostic utility in primary and metastatic breast cancers has been explored and confirmed. However, the relationship between GATA3 expression and different breast carcinoma intrinsic subtypes has not been specifically defined in the literature despite a few reports with a small number of cases. The aim of the current investigation is to clarify GATA3 expression among different histological subtypes and surrogate molecular breast carcinoma subtypes in a large series of cases...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427781/smoking-increases-the-likelihood-of-helicobacter-pylori-treatment-failure
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David Itskoviz, Doron Boltin, Haim Leibovitzh, Tsachi Tsadok Perets, Doron Comaneshter, Arnon Cohen, Yaron Niv, Zohar Levi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Data regarding the impact of smoking on the success of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication are conflicting, partially due to the fact that sociodemographic status is associated with both smoking and H. pylori treatment success. We aimed to assess the effect of smoking on H. pylori eradication rates after controlling for sociodemographic confounders. METHODS: Included were subjects aged 15 years or older, with a first time positive C(13)-urea breath test (C(13)-UBT) between 2007 to 2014, who underwent a second C(13)-UBT after receiving clarithromycin-based triple therapy...
March 27, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427621/engineering-design-and-prototype-development-of-a-full-scale-ultrasound-system-for-virgin-olive-oil-by-means-of-numerical-and-experimental-analysis
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Maria Lisa Clodoveo, Vito Moramarco, Antonello Paduano, Raffaele Sacchi, Tiziana Di Palmo, Pasquale Crupi, Filomena Corbo, Vito Pesce, Elia Distaso, Paolo Tamburrano, Riccardo Amirante
The aim of the virgin olive oil extraction process is mainly to obtain the best quality oil from fruits, by only applying mechanical actions while guaranteeing the highest overall efficiency. Currently, the mechanical methods used to extract virgin oils from olives are basically of two types: the discontinuous system (obsolete) and the continuous one. Anyway the system defined as "continuous" is composed of several steps which are not all completely continuous, due to the presence of the malaxer, a device that works in batch...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427429/vitamin-d-receptor-retinoid-x-receptor-and-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-are-overexpressed-in-brca1-mutated-breast-cancer-and-predict-prognosis
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Sabine Heublein, Doris Mayr, Alfons Meindl, Alexandra Kircher, Udo Jeschke, Nina Ditsch
BACKGROUND: BRCA1 mutated breast cancers are commonly diagnosed as negative for classical hormone receptors i.e. estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and/or Her2. Due to these common targets being absent the application of anti-endocrine therapies is rather limited and a certain focus has been set on discovering alternative target molecules. We recently highlighted thyroid hormone receptors (TRs) to predict prognosis in breast cancer patients that had been diagnosed a BRCA1 germline mutation...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427196/breast-cancer-subtypes-predict-the-preferential-site-of-distant-metastases-a-seer-based-study
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Qi Wu, Juanjuan Li, Shan Zhu, Juan Wu, Chuang Chen, Qian Liu, Wen Wei, Yimin Zhang, Shengrong Sun
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This study aimed to access possible relationships between breast cancer subtypes and sites of distant metastasis in breast cancer. RESULTS: A total of 243,896 patients, including 226,451 cases in control groups were identified. Bone metastasis was found in 8848 cases, compared with 1,000 brain metastasis cases, 3434 liver metastasis cases and 4167 lung metastasis cases. Patients with all subtypes were most prone to bone metastases, the incidence of bone metastasis in HR+/HER2+ subtype was up to 5...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425141/efficacy-of-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-therapies-in-korea-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yoon Suk Jung, Chan Hyuk Park, Jung Ho Park, Eunwoo Nam, Hang Lak Lee
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of Helicobacter pylori eradication regimens may depend on the country where the studies were performed because of the difference in antibiotic resistance. We aimed to analyze the efficacy of H. pylori eradication regimens in Korea where clarithromycin resistance rate is high. METHODS: We searched for all relevant randomized controlled trials published until November 2016 that investigated the efficacy of H. pylori eradication therapies in Korea...
April 19, 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424064/effectiveness-of-triple-therapy-with-direct-acting-antivirals-for-hepatitis-c-genotype-1-infection-application-of-propensity-score-matching-in-a-national-hcv-treatment-registry
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Emma Gray, David J Pasta, Suzanne Norris, Aisling O'Leary
BACKGROUND: Observational studies are used to measure the effectiveness of an intervention in non-experimental, real world scenarios at the population level and are recognised as an important component of the evidence pyramid. Such data can be accrued through prospective cohort studies and a patient registry is a proven method for this type of study. The national hepatitis C (HCV) registry was established in Ireland in 2012 with the aim of monitoring the clinical and economic outcomes from new, high cost regimens for the treatment of HCV infection...
April 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423164/triple-aim-in-canada-developing-capacity-to-lead-to-better-health-care-and-cost
#10
Elina Farmanova, Christine Kirvan, Jennifer Verma, Geetha Mukerji, Nurdin Akunov, Kaye Phillips, Stephen Samis
Quality problem: Many modern health systems strive for 'Triple Aim' (TA)-better health for populations, improved experience of care for patients and lower costs of the system, but note challenges in implementation. Outcomes of applying TA as a quality improvement framework (QI) have started to be realized with early lessons as to why some systems make progress while others do not. Initial assessment: Limited evidence is available as to how organizations create the capacity and infrastructure required to design, implement, evaluate and sustain TA systems...
December 1, 2016: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420540/what-do-we-mean-when-we-talk-about-the-triple-aim-a-systematic-review-of-evolving-definitions-and-adaptations-of-the-framework-at-the-health-system-level
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REVIEW
Gustavo Mery, Shilpi Majumder, Adalsteinn Brown, Mark J Dobrow
Notwithstanding important contributions of the Triple Aim, uncritical enthusiasm regarding the implications of the framework may be leading to inconsistent use, particularly when applied at the health system level, which goes beyond the original positioning of the framework as a strategic organizing principle to guide improvement initiatives at the organizational or local community level. We systematically identified uses of the Triple Aim that extended beyond its original intention to focus on uses at the whole health system level, to assess convergence and divergence with the original definition...
April 1, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418993/solid-papillary-breast-carcinomas-resembling-the-tall-cell-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-neoplasms-a-unique-invasive-tumor-with-indolent-behavior
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Maria P Foschini, Sofia Asioli, Susan Foreid, Gabor Cserni, Ian O Ellis, Vincenzo Eusebi, Juan Rosai
Thirteen cases of invasive solid papillary breast carcinomas resembling the tall cell variant of papillary thyroid neoplasms (BPTC) are reported here. Some cases had long-term follow-up. BPTC is a special type of primary breast neoplasm showing a triple-negative profile but low aggressive potential. Knowledge on BPTC is still scanty; therefore, the aim of the present paper was to report on the features of an additional 13 cases. All the patients were female individuals, and the mean age at presentation was 62...
April 17, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415732/additional-k-ras-mutation-analysis-and-plectin-1-staining-improve-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-pancreatic-solid-mass-in-eus-guided-fine-needle-aspiration
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Joo Kyung Park, Woo Hyun Paik, Byeong Jun Song, Ji Kon Ryu, Min A Kim, Jin Myung Park, Sang Hyub Lee, Yong-Tae Kim
BACKGROUND: One of the major genetic alterations in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the point mutation of K-ras gene. Plectin-1 was also recently identified as PDAC specific biomarker. The aim of this study was to investigate the improvement of diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) by using additional K-ras mutation analysis and Plectin-1 staining in patients with pancreatic mass. METHODS: A total of 85 study patients with pancreatic mass underwent EUS-FNA and the final diagnoses were as follows; PDACs: 70 patients, pancreas neuroendocrine tumor: 4, metastasis to pancreas: 5, autoimmune pancreatitis: 3, chronic pancreatitis: 1, tuberculous lymphadenitis: 1, pseudocyst: 1...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415566/co-targeting-of-dna-rna-and-protein-molecules-provides-optimal-outcomes-for-treating-osteosarcoma-and-pulmonary-metastasis-in-spontaneous-and-experimental-metastasis-mouse-models
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Chao Jian, Mei-Juan Tu, Pui Yan Ho, Zhijian Duan, Qianyu Zhang, Jing-Xin Qiu, Ralph W DeVere White, Theodore Wun, Primo N Lara, Kit S Lam, Ai-Xi Yu, Ai-Ming Yu
Metastasis is a major cause of mortality for cancer patients and remains as the greatest challenge in cancer therapy. Driven by multiple factors, metastasis may not be controlled by the inhibition of single target. This study was aimed at assessing the hypothesis that drugs could be rationally combined to co-target critical DNA, RNA and protein molecules to achieve "saturation attack" against metastasis. Independent actions of the model drugs DNA-intercalating doxorubicin, RNA-interfering miR-34a and protein-inhibiting sorafenib on DNA replication, RNA translation and protein kinase signaling in highly metastatic, human osteosarcoma 143B cells were demonstrated by the increase of γH2A...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414093/imbalance-in-leptin-adiponectin-levels-and-leptin-receptor-expression-as-chief-contributors-to-triple-negative-breast-cancer-progression-in-northeast-india
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Rizwana Sultana, Amal Ch Kataki, Bibhuti Bhusan Borthakur, Tarun K Basumatary, Sujoy Bose
BACKGROUND: Triple-Negative breast cancer (TNBC), accounts for a large percentage of breast cancer cases in India including Northeast India. TNBC has an unclear molecular aetiology and hence limited targeted therapies. Human breast is comprised of glandular, ductal, connective, and adipose tissues. Adipose tissue is composed of adipocytes. The adipocytes apart from being energy storage depots, are also active sources of adipocytokines and/or adipokines. The role of adipokines in breast cancer including TNBC has been sporadically documented...
April 14, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413993/efficacy-of-sofosbuvir-plus-ribavirin-with-or-without-peginterferon-alfa-in-treatment-of-a-cohort-of-egyptian-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Ossama Ashraf Ahmed, Hany Haroun Kaisar, Nehad Hawash, Hossam Samir, Sherif Sadek Taha Shabana, Mohamed Hassan Ahmed Fouad, Fatma Rizk, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
Background &Aims: Sofosbuvir is a powerful drug for treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. In comparison to preceding remedies, sofosbuvir-based regimens provide a higher cure rate, fewer side effects, and much lower duration of treatment. The aim of the work was to assess the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin with or without peginterferon-alfa in treatment of a cohort of Egyptian patients with hepatitis C virus infection. METHODS: Two hundred treatment naive patients who were HCV-antibody positive and HCV RNA by PCR positive aged more than 18 years were enrolled in the study and patients were classified into two groups: Group I which included 100 patients who received dual therapy with sofosbuvir plus oral weight based ribavirin and Group II which included 100 patients triple therapy with sofosbuvir plus oral weight based ribavirin (as with the dual therapy) and a 180 mcg Peg-INF alpha 2a subcutaneous injection weekly for 12 weeks...
April 17, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413656/effect-of-ki-67-assessment-in-the-distribution-of-breast-cancer-subtypes-evaluation-in-a-cohort-of-latin-american-patients
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Alejandro Yábar, Rosa Meléndez, Silvia Muñoz, Hugo Deneo, Jimena Freire, Viviana Domínguez, Roberto M Carrasco-Navarro, Maria E Diaz, Raúl E Velarde-López
Breast cancer (BC) is a heterogeneous disease composed of four main subtypes with distinct clinical and epidemiological features. Although several reports have described the distribution of BC subtypes in Latin America, the majority of them have not included the cellular marker, Ki-67, in the immunohistochemical (IHC) panel. The aim of the present study was to describe the distribution of BC subtypes in a cohort of Latin American women using an IHC panel with Ki-67. A prospective cohort of 580 patients in three centers of Peru (the Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliatti Martins, the Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen, the Hospital Nacional Alberto Sabogal, Lima) and one in Uruguay (Instituto Nacional del Cáncer, Montevideo) were evaluated...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412886/a-long-term-open-label-safety-study-of-triple-bead-mixed-amphetamine-salts-shp465-in-adults-with-adhd
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Lenard A Adler, Glen Frick, Brian Yan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term safety of triple-bead mixed amphetamine salts (MAS) in adults with ADHD. METHOD: Adults meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., text rev.; DSM-IV-TR) ADHD criteria and satisfying study criteria from one of two antecedent studies were enrolled in this 52-week (dose titration, 4 weeks; dose maintenance, 11 months) open-label extension. The protocol included 12.5- to 75-mg triple-bead MAS but was amended to a maximum of 50-mg triple-bead MAS...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412710/triple-oral-therapy-versus-antitumor-necrosis-factor-plus-methotrexate-mtx-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-inadequate-response-to-mtx-a-systematic-literature-review
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Julia Mary, Michel De Bandt, Cédric Lukas, Jacques Morel, Bernard Combe
OBJECTIVE: For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have an inadequate response to methotrexate (MTX), the relative effectiveness of the combination of conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) compared with the combination of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and MTX, as second-line therapy, is uncertain. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and tolerance of triple oral DMARD therapy versus anti-TNF agents associated with MTX in patients with RA after MTX failure...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410290/diagnostic-and-prognostic-impact-of-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-pet-ct-in-preoperative-and-postoperative-setting-of-breast-cancer-patients
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Laura Evangelista, Anna R Cervino, Silvia Michieletto, Tania Saibene, Cristina Ghiotto, Valentina Guarneri, Pierfranco Conte, Pasquale Reccia, Giorgio Saladini
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic and prognostic value of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT in patients with breast cancer (BC) in the preoperative and the postoperative setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2011 and 2015, we prospectively enrolled 275 patients (mean age: 53 years) with BC (stage I-III; triple-negative or HER2-positive cancer). One-hundred and forty-nine (54.2%) patients underwent F-FDG PET/CT before neoadjuvant therapy and 126 (45...
April 13, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
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