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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334683/epigenetic-silencing-of-the-mlh1-promoter-in-relation-to-the-development-of-gastric-cancer-and-its-use-as-a-biomarker-for-patients-with-microsatellite-instability-a-systematic-analysis
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Guimei Hu, Lijun Qin, Xinjun Zhang, Guoliang Ye, Tao Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Human mutL homolog 1 (MLH1) promoter methylation was reported in gastric cancer (GC). This study determined the clinicopathological, prognostic, and diagnostic effects of MLH1 promoter methylation in GC. METHODS: The combined odds ratio (OR) or hazard ratio (HR) and their corresponding 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were calculated. The pooled sensitivity, specificity, and area under the curve (AUC) were analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 4654 GC patients and 3669 non-malignant controls were identified in this systematic analysis...
January 15, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334604/breast-conservation-therapy-versus-mastectomy-in-patients-with-t1-2n1-triple-negative-breast-cancer-pooled-analysis-of-krog-14-18-and-14-23
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Kyubo Kim, Hae Jin Park, Kyung Hwan Shin, Jin Ho Kim, Doo Ho Choi, Won Park, Seung Do Ahn, Su Ssan Kim, Dae Yong Kim, Tae Hyun Kim, Jin Hee Kim, Jiyoung Kim
Purpose: The aim of this study is to compare the treatment outcomes of breast conserving surgery (BCS) plus radiotherapy (RT) vs. mastectomy for patients with pT1-2N1 triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Methods: Using two multicenter retrospective studies on breast cancer, a pooled analysis was performed among 320 patients with pT1-2N1 TNBC. All patients who underwent BCS (n=212) received whole breast RT with or without regional nodal RT, while none who underwent mastectomy (n=108) received it...
January 8, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334554/the-systemic-immune-inflammation-index-independently-predicts-survival-and-recurrence-in-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-and-its-prognostic-value-depends-on-bilirubin-levels-a-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Mohammad Hosein Aziz, Kostandinos Sideras, Nasir Ahmad Aziz, Katya Mauff, Roel Haen, Daphne Roos, Lawlaw Saida, Mustafa Suker, Erwin van der Harst, Jan Sven Mieog, Bert A Bonsing, Yarne Klaver, Bas Groot Koerkamp, Casper H van Eijck
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the prognostic significance of the systemic-immune-inflammation index (SIII) in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer, using cancer-specific survival as the primary outcome. BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is associated with a dysfunctional immune system and poor prognosis. We examined the prognostic significance of the SIII in patients with resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and the effects of bilirubin on this index...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329882/prognostic-significance-of-residual-lymph-node-status-after-definitive-chemoradiotherapy-in-patients-with-node-positive-cervical-cancer
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Shin-Hyung Park, Hyejin Cheon, Gun Oh Chong, Shin Young Jeong, Jeong Eun Lee, Min Kyu Kang, Mi Young Kim, Jeong Won Lee, Junhee Park, Jae-Chul Kim
OBJECTIVE: Lymph node involvement is an important prognostic factor in patients with cervical cancer. However, the prognostic significance of lymph node response to chemoradiotherapy remains unclear. We retrospectively analyzed the relationship between residual lymph node status after definitive chemoradiotherapy and survival. METHODS: We enrolled 117 patients with node-positive cervical cancer. All patients were treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy in our institution, from 2006 to 2016...
January 9, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329786/clinicopathological-and-prognostic-significance-of-lymphocyte-to-monocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jian-Ying Ma, Qin Liu
BACKGROUND: Recently, the lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) has been reported to be a prognostic factor in multiple malignancies. The current study was designed to assess the prognostic value of pretreatment LMR in gastric cancer (GC). METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, and CNKI databases were searched until April 2017. Eligible articles were defined as studies assessing the prognostic role of pretreatment LMR in GC. Pooled hazard ratios (HRs) for overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), and recurrence-free survival (RFS) were calculated using fixed-effects or random-effects models...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329160/predictive-effect-of-the-total-number-of-examined-lymph-nodes-on-n-staging-and-survival-in-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
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Xianbin Zhang, Lili Lu, Peng Liu, Fei Cao, Yushan Wei, Li Ma, Peng Gong
OBJECTIVES: We aim to examine the predictive effect of the total number of examined lymph nodes on N stage and survival in pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (pNENs) and to determine the optimal threshold. METHODS: A pNENs data set from 2004 to 2013 was extracted from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Result database. Multivariate logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards model were used to identify predictive factors associated with N stage and survival, respectively...
January 12, 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327157/clinicopathological-and-prognostic-significance-of-blood-microvessel-density-in-endometrial-cancer-a-meta-analysis-and-subgroup-analysis
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Jian Zhang Wang, Yu Jing Xiong, Gene Chi Wai Man, Xiao Yan Chen, Joseph Kwong, Chi Chiu Wang
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to systematically review the association between angiogenesis and clinicopathological characteristics and its prognostic value in patients with endometrial cancer. METHODS: Eligible studies were searched in PubMed, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Wanfang database. Studies that assessed blood microvessel density (BMVD) and correlated with clinicopathological features and/or overall survival (OS) were included. Geometric mean values and hazard ratio with 95% confidence interval were pooled to examine the risk or hazard association...
January 11, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325352/-clinical-application-of-combined-hepatic-artery-resection-and-reconstruction-in-surgical-treatment-for-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
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H S Dai, P Bie, S G Wang, Y He, D J Li, F Tian, X Zhao, Z Y Chen
Objective: To clarify whether the surgical treatment for hilar cholangiocarcinoma combined with artery reconstruction is optimistic to the patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma with hepatic artery invasion. Methods: There were 384 patients who received treatment in the First Affiliated Hospital to Army Medical University from January 2008 to January 2016 analyzed retrospectively. There were 27 patients underwent palliative operation, 245 patients underwent radical operation, radical resection account for 63...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323615/short-term-and-long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-versus-open-surgery-for-low-rectal-cancer
#9
Qing-Bin Wu, Xiang-Bing Deng, Xu-Bing Zhang, Ling-Hong Kong, Zong-Guang Zhou, Zi-Qiang Wang
AIM: To compare the short-term and long-term outcomes of laparoscopic versus open surgery for low rectal cancer. METHODS: Patients with low rectal cancer who underwent laparoscopic or open surgery at our department from January 2009 to December 2013 were enrolled in this retrospective study. The primary end points were 3-year local recurrence and overall and disease-free survival (DFS) rates. Secondary end points were intraoperative and postoperative outcomes. RESULTS: Laparoscopic group had longer operative time (165...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323261/neoadjuvant-therapy-in-relation-to-lymphadenectomy-and-resection-margins-during-surgery-for-oesophageal-cancer
#10
Joonas H Kauppila, Karl Wahlin, Pernilla Lagergren, Jesper Lagergren
Differences in lymph node yield and tumour-involved resection margins comparing neoadjuvant therapy plus surgery with surgery alone for oesophageal cancer are unclear. Patients who underwent oesophageal cancer surgery in Sweden in 1987-2010 were included. Patients treated with neoadjuvant therapy were compared with those who underwent surgery alone. Outcomes were the number of examined lymph nodes (main outcome), number metastatic lymph nodes, and resection margin status. Rate ratios (RRs) and 95% CIs of lymph node yield were calculated by Poisson regression, and odds ratios (ORs) and 95% CIs of resection margin status by multivariable logistic regression, both adjusted for confounders...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323108/clinical-study-of-tuberculosis-in-the-head-and-neck-region-11-years-experience-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Pai Pang, Weiyi Duan, Shuchun Liu, Shuang Bai, Yanan Ma, Ruiwu Li, Fayu Liu, Changfu Sun
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease and major health concern. Head and neck tuberculosis (HNTB) is relatively rare, but can arise in many regions, including the lymph nodes, larynx, oral cavity and pharynx. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 60 patients diagnosed with HNTB in our department between March 2005 and January 2016. A review and summary of previous HNTB articles published in PubMed since 1885 was also performed. The subjects consisted of 17 males and 43 females, and the average age of patients was 45 ± 14...
January 10, 2018: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322024/hypocalcaemia-and-permanent-hypoparathyroidism-after-total-bilateral-thyroidectomy-in-the-baets-registry
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REVIEW
David R Chadwick
The UK Registry of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (UKRETS) has been operated by the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS) and Dendrite Clinical Systems Ltd. in a web-based electronic format since 2004. Data on over 90,000 endocrine procedures have been collected to date. Analysis of those cases undergoing bilateral thyroid resections in the interval July 2010 to June 2015 demonstrates that hypocalcaemia remains the commonest complication of thyroid surgery. After first-time total thyroidectomy, 23...
December 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319882/oral-myeloid-cells-uptake-allergoids-coupled-to-mannan-driving-th1-treg-responses-upon-sublingual-delivery-in-mice
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Irene Soria, Juan López-Relaño, Marcos Viñuela, José-Ignacio Tudela, Alba Angelina, Cristina Benito-Villalvilla, Carmen M Díez-Rivero, Bárbara Cases, Ana I Manzano, Enrique Fernández-Caldas, Miguel Casanovas, Oscar Palomares, José L Subiza
BACKGROUND: Polymerized allergoids coupled to nonoxidized mannan (PM-allergoids) may represent novel vaccines targeting dendritic cells (DCs). PM-allergoids are better captured by DCs than native allergens and favor Th1/Treg cell responses upon subcutaneous injection. Herein we have studied in mice the in vivo immunogenicity of PM-allergoids administered sublingually in comparison to native allergens. METHODS: Three immunization protocols (4-8 weeks long) were used in Balb/c mice...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319487/validation-of-predictors-for-lymph-node-status-in-penile-cancer-results-from-a-population-based-cohort
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X Melody Qu, D Robert Siemens, Alexander V Louie, Darwin Yip, Aamer Mahmud
INTRODUCTION: The ability to predict lymph node (LN) status is essential in the management of men with localized squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the penis. There has been limited external validation of available risk stratification tools, particularly in routine clinical care. The objective of this study was to evaluate the predictive variables of LN metastases within a large population-based cohort of patients. METHODS: In this population-based cohort study, surgical pathology reports were linked to the population-based Ontario Cancer Registry to identify all patients who were diagnosed with penile cancer in Ontario, Canada...
December 22, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313506/prevalence-of-tb-hiv-coinfection-in-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-at-the-fann-ambulatory-treatment-center-in-dakar
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D Ka, N F Ngom Guéye, N Fall, N O Touré-Badiane, N Diop, G Batista, K Ndiaye, C T Ndour, M Seydi, M A Faye
To determine the prevalence of tuberculosis and describe its epidemiological, clinical, paraclinical, and therapeutic characteristics and its outcome in patients with HIV. This retrospective, descriptive, and analytical study examined the records of patients with HIV at our outpatient treatment center and selected those who were antiretroviral-naive and presented tuberculosis between January 2008 and December 2012. Among a total of 757 HIV-positive patients, 76 had tuberculosis, for a prevalence of 10 %. The sex ratio of 1...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310604/a-modified-tnm-staging-system-for-non-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-based-on-nomogram-analysis-of-seer-database
#16
Xiangxing Kong, Jun Li, Yibo Cai, Yu Tian, Shengqiang Chi, Danyang Tong, Yeting Hu, Qi Yang, Jingsong Li, Graeme Poston, Ying Yuan, Kefeng Ding
BACKGROUND: To revise the American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM staging system for colorectal cancer (CRC) based on a nomogram analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, and to prove the rationality of enhancing T stage's weighting in our previously proposed T-plus staging system. METHODS: Total 115,377 non-metastatic CRC patients from SEER were randomly grouped as training and testing set by ratio 1:1. The Nomo-staging system was established via three nomograms based on 1-year, 2-year and 3-year disease specific survival (DSS) Logistic regression analysis of the training set...
January 8, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310602/clinical-and-pathological-factors-influencing-survival-in-a-large-cohort-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-patients
#17
Silvana Anna Maria Urru, Silvano Gallus, Cristina Bosetti, Tiziana Moi, Ricardo Medda, Elisabetta Sollai, Alma Murgia, Francesca Sanges, Giovanna Pira, Alessandra Manca, Dolores Palmas, Matteo Floris, Anna Maria Asunis, Francesco Atzori, Ciriaco Carru, Maurizio D'Incalci, Massimo Ghiani, Vincenzo Marras, Daniela Onnis, Maria Cristina Santona, Giuseppina Sarobba, Enrichetta Valle, Luisa Canu, Sergio Cossu, Alessandro Bulfone, Paolo Cossu Rocca, Maria Rosaria De Miglio, Sandra Orrù
BACKGROUND: To provide further information on the clinical and pathological prognostic factors in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), for which limited and inconsistent data are available. METHODS: Pathological characteristics and clinical records of 841 TNBCs diagnosed between 1994 and 2015 in four major oncologic centers from Sardinia, Italy, were reviewed. Multivariate hazard ratios (HRs) for mortality and recurrence according to various clinicopathological factors were estimated using Cox proportional hazards models...
January 8, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310394/a-meta-analysis-of-short-term-outcome-of-laparoscopic-surgery-versus-conventional-open-surgery-on-colorectal-carcinoma
#18
Guojun Tong, Guiyang Zhang, Jian Liu, Zhengzhao Zheng, Yan Chen, Enhai Cui
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to study the superiority and safety of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal carcinoma. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Laparoscopy in rectal cancer is still not recommended as the treatment of choice by National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines. Laparoscopic rectal surgery is more complex and technically demanding, especially for mid and low rectal cancer. METHODS: A computer-based online research of retrospective or prospective studies addressing laparoscopic surgery versus conventional open surgery for colorectal carcinoma published in the last 11 years was performed in electronic database (Wangfang Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Medical Current Contents, Pubmed, Medline, Ovid, Elsevier, ISI Web of Knowledge, Cohrane Database of Systematic Reviews)...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306731/the-impact-of-lymph-node-metastases-burden-at-radical-prostatectomy
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Felix Preisser, Michele Marchioni, Sebastiano Nazzani, Marco Bandini, Zhe Tian, Raisa S Pompe, Francesco Montorsi, Fred Saad, Firas Abdollah, Thomas Steuber, Hans Heinzer, Hartwig Huland, Markus Graefen, Derya Tilki, Pierre I Karakiewicz
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that a cut-off in positive lymph node (LN) counts may discriminate between cancer-specific mortality (CSM) rates in clinically localized prostate cancer patients treated with radical prostatectomy (RP). OBJECTIVE: To test this relationship, we relied on different LN count cut-offs, as well as the continuously coded number of positive LNs (NPN). METHODS: Within the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database (2004-2014), we identified patients with D'Amico intermediate- or high-risk characteristics who underwent RP and pelvic LN dissection, regardless of pathologic LN stage...
January 3, 2018: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305921/distribution-of-therapeutic-proteins-into-thoracic-lymph-after-intravenous-administration-is-protein-size-dependent-and-primarily-occurs-within-the-liver-and-mesentery
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Preeti Yadav, Victoria M McLeod, Cameron J Nowell, Laura I Selby, Angus P R Johnston, Lisa M Kaminskas, Natalie L Trevaskis
Therapeutic proteins can facilitate the targeting and treatment of lymphatic diseases (such as cancer metastases, infections and inflammatory diseases) since they are cleared via the lymphatics following interstitial (SC or IM) administration. However, therapeutic proteins are often administered intravenously (IV). Recently therapeutic proteins have been found to access the thoracic lymph in surprisingly high quantities after IV administration. The aim of this study was to determine, for the first time, the major sites of thoracic lymph access of therapeutic proteins, and the protein properties that enhance lymph access, after IV administration...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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