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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088185/igc-an-integrated-analysis-package-of-gene-expression-and-copy-number-alteration
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Yi-Pin Lai, Liang-Bo Wang, Wei-An Wang, Liang-Chuan Lai, Mong-Hsun Tsai, Tzu-Pin Lu, Eric Y Chuang
BACKGROUND: With the advancement in high-throughput technologies, researchers can simultaneously investigate gene expression and copy number alteration (CNA) data from individual patients at a lower cost. Traditional analysis methods analyze each type of data individually and integrate their results using Venn diagrams. Challenges arise, however, when the results are irreproducible and inconsistent across multiple platforms. To address these issues, one possible approach is to concurrently analyze both gene expression profiling and CNAs in the same individual...
January 14, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078124/advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-clinical-outcomes-with-abc-02-regimen-and-analysis-of-prognostic-factors-in-a-tertiary-care-center-in-the-united-states
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Rishi Agarwal, Arun Sendilnathan, Nabeela Iffat Siddiqi, Shuchi Gulati, Abhimanyu Ghose, Changchun Xie, Olugbenga Olanrele Olowokure
BACKGROUND: Gemcitabine plus cisplatin (GC) is currently the standard regimen for advanced biliary tract cancers (BTC) based on the outcomes in ABC-02 trial. Multiple factors can affect outcomes in these patients. This retrospective review evaluates the University of Cincinnati experience with GC in advanced intrahepatic (IHC)/extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (EHC) and gall bladder carcinoma (GBC). METHODS: In this study approved by University of Cincinnati IRB, retrospective analysis of advanced BTC patients seen between 01/2008 and 01/2015 was done...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077632/phyloepidemiological-analysis-reveals-that-viral-divergence-led-to-the-paucity-of-sivmus-gsn-mon-infections-in-wild-populations
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Fabian Schmidt, Florian Liegeois, Edward J D Greenwood, Matthew LeBreton, James Lester, Luc Deleplancque, Martine Peeters, Avelin Aghokeng, Ubald Tamoufe, Joseph L D Diffo, Jean M Takuo, Nathan D Wolfe, Eric Leroy, François Rouet, Jonathan L Heeney
: Human immunodeficiency virus subtype-1 (HIV-1) is the result of cross-species transmission of simian immunodeficiency virus from chimpanzees (SIVcpz). SIVcpz is a chimeric virus which shares common ancestors with viruses infecting red capped mangabeys and a subset of guenon species. The epidemiology of SIV infection in hominoids is characterized by low prevalence and uneven geographical distribution. Surveys in Cameroon indicated that two closely related members of the guenon species subset, mustached guenons and greater spot-nosed guenons, infected with SIVmus and SIVgsn respectively, have also low rates of SIV infections in their populations...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073092/acute-suicidal-affective-disturbance-factorial-structure-and-initial-validation-across-psychiatric-outpatient-and-inpatient-samples
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Megan L Rogers, Bruno Chiurliza, Christopher R Hagan, Mirela Tzoneva, Jennifer L Hames, Matthew S Michaels, Mario J Hitschfeld, Brian A Palmer, Timothy W Lineberry, David A Jobes, Thomas E Joiner
BACKGROUND: A new clinical entity, Acute Suicidal Affective Disturbance (ASAD), was recently proposed to characterize rapid-onset, acute suicidality including the cardinal symptom of behavioral intent. This study examines the proposed ASAD criteria factor-analytically and in relation to correlates of suicidal behavior and existing psychiatric disorders in samples of psychiatric outpatients and inpatients. METHODS: Two samples of psychiatric outpatients (N=343, aged 18-71 years, 60...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068155/the-cost-of-survival-an-exploration-of-colorectal-cancer-survivors-experiences-of-pain
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Amanda Drury, Sheila Payne, Anne-Marie Brady
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine report 'From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor' has drawn widespread attention to the experiences of cancer survivors. Research examining the symptom experiences of survivors are proliferative within the literature but limited by samples which include multiple tumor groups and varying inclusion criteria. This cross-sectional quantitative study seeks to examine pain and quality of life (QoL) in the context of colorectal cancer (CRC) survivorship, as defined by the Institute of Medicine...
January 9, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048700/tu-d-bra-00-treatment-planning-system-commissioning-and-qa
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Greg Salomons
INTRODUCTION: Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a cornerstone of modern radiation therapy. Errors in their commissioning or use can have a devastating impact on many patients. To support safe and high quality care, medical physicists must conduct efficient and proper commissioning, good clinical integration, and ongoing quality assurance (QA) of the TPS. AAPM Task Group 53 and related publications have served as seminal benchmarks for TPS commissioning and QA over the past two decades...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048038/tu-d-bra-01-tps-commissioning-and-qa-planning-and-monitoring
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G Salomons
INTRODUCTION: Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a cornerstone of modern radiation therapy. Errors in their commissioning or use can have a devastating impact on many patients. To support safe and high quality care, medical physicists must conduct efficient and proper commissioning, good clinical integration, and ongoing quality assurance (QA) of the TPS. AAPM Task Group 53 and related publications have served as seminal benchmarks for TPS commissioning and QA over the past two decades...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047373/tu-d-bra-02-recommendations-of-mppg-5-and-practical-implementation-strategies
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J Smilowitz
INTRODUCTION: Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a cornerstone of modern radiation therapy. Errors in their commissioning or use can have a devastating impact on many patients. To support safe and high quality care, medical physicists must conduct efficient and proper commissioning, good clinical integration, and ongoing quality assurance (QA) of the TPS. AAPM Task Group 53 and related publications have served as seminal benchmarks for TPS commissioning and QA over the past two decades...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046707/tu-d-bra-03-tps-commissioning-and-qa-incorporating-the-entire-planning-process
#9
S Mutic
INTRODUCTION: Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a cornerstone of modern radiation therapy. Errors in their commissioning or use can have a devastating impact on many patients. To support safe and high quality care, medical physicists must conduct efficient and proper commissioning, good clinical integration, and ongoing quality assurance (QA) of the TPS. AAPM Task Group 53 and related publications have served as seminal benchmarks for TPS commissioning and QA over the past two decades...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029309/thirty-month-complete-response-as-a-surrogate-end-point-in-first-line-follicular-lymphoma-therapy-an-individual-patient-level-analysis-of-multiple-randomized-trials
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Qian Shi, Christopher R Flowers, Wolfgang Hiddemann, Robert Marcus, Michael Herold, Anton Hagenbeek, Eva Kimby, Howard Hochster, Umberto Vitolo, Bruce A Peterson, Emmanuel Gyan, Michele Ghielmini, Tina Nielsen, Sabine De Bedout, Tommy Fu, Nancy Valente, Nathan H Fowler, Eva Hoster, Marco Ladetto, Franck Morschhauser, Emanuele Zucca, Gilles Salles, Daniel J Sargent
Purpose Follicular lymphoma (FL) is an indolent cancer, with effective but rarely curative treatment options. As a standard study end point for first-line FL therapy, progression-free survival (PFS) requires extended follow-up (median PFS, > 7 years). To provide patients with earlier access to newer therapies, an earlier end point to expedite clinical trials is needed. Our objective was to formally assess the complete response rate at 30 months (CR30) after initiation of induction therapy as a potential surrogate end point for PFS in first-line FL therapy...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025490/a-model-of-health-for-family-caregivers-of-elders
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Florence M Weierbach, Yan Cao
: Family members who provide care to their loved ones experience changes in their own health. The caregiver health model (CGHM) is a new model that identifies health holistically and identifies four determinant(s) that contribute to the health status of the family caregiver. The purpose is to introduce the CGHM: Hypothesis 1: the determinants of health in the CGHM contribute to the health of the Caregiver, Hypothesis 2: the determinants of health contribute to changes in the caregivers' health at 8 and 16 weeks, and Hypothesis 3: a change in health occurs from baseline to 8 and 16 weeks...
December 22, 2016: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003239/meta-analytical-review-of-the-effects-of-football-heading
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Anthony P Kontos, Rock Braithwaite, Sara P D Chrisman, Jamie McAllister-Deitrick, Larissa Symington, Valerie L Reeves, Michael W Collins
AIM/OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to provide a meta-analysis examining the effects of football heading. DESIGN: Meta-analytical review on football heading effects on neurocognitive performance, cognition and symptom reports. DATA SOURCES: Combinations of the key terms were entered into the following electronic database search engines: Cochrane Libraries, PyscARTICLE, PyscINFO, PubMed, ProQuest, SPORTDiscus and Web of Science on 7 July 2016...
December 21, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995327/quantitative-diagnosis-of-chronic-pancreatitis-using-eus-elastography
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Takamichi Kuwahara, Yoshiki Hirooka, Hiroki Kawashima, Eizaburo Ohno, Takuya Ishikawa, Manabu Kawai, Hiroki Suhara, Tomoaki Takeyama, Kiyotaka Hashizume, Toshinari Koya, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Daisuke Sakai, Takeshi Yamamura, Kazuhiro Furukawa, Kohei Funasaka, Masanao Nakamura, Ryoji Miyahara, Osamu Watanabe, Masatoshi Ishigami, Senju Hashimoto, Hidemi Goto
BACKGROUND: It is difficult to diagnose chronic pancreatitis (CP) objectively because of a lack of standard diagnostic criteria. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has been used to assess the severity of CP, but the diagnosis of CP using EUS depends on an endosnonographer. The aim of this study was to establish an objective diagnostic method for CP using EUS elastography (EUS-EG). METHODS: A retrospective study was designed and 96 patients underwent EUS-EG for follow-up of known CP, or who were clinically suspected as having CP...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964802/analysis-of-correlation-between-pediatric-asthma-exacerbation-and-exposure-to-pollutant-mixtures-with-association-rule-mining
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Giulia Toti, Ricardo Vilalta, Peggy Lindner, Barry Lefer, Charles Macias, Daniel Price
OBJECTIVES: Traditional studies on effects of outdoor pollution on asthma have been criticized for questionable statistical validity and inefficacy in exploring the effects of multiple air pollutants, alone and in combination. Association rule mining (ARM), a method easily interpretable and suitable for the analysis of the effects of multiple exposures, could be of use, but the traditional interest metrics of support and confidence need to be substituted with metrics that focus on risk variations caused by different exposures...
November 2016: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939775/potential-of-an-outranking-multi-criteria-approach-to-support-the-participatory-assessment-of-land-management-actions
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Anahí Ocampo-Melgar, Susana Bautista, J Edward deSteiguer, Barron J Orr
We evaluated the potential of an outranking Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis approach for assisting in the participatory assessment of dryland management actions implemented in the San Simon watershed, in southeastern Arizona, USA. We compared an outranking-facilitated assessment of actions with a simple and direct (baseline) ranking of the same actions by the participating stakeholders in terms of: 1) internal homogeneity of each assessment approach, (2) similarity of individual assessments between methods, and (3) effects of the use of implicit/explicit assessment criteria...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928659/amplifying-each-patient-s-voice-a-systematic-review-of-multi-criteria-decision-analyses-involving-patients
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REVIEW
Kevin Marsh, J Jaime Caro, Alaa Hamed, Erica Zaiser
BACKGROUND: Qualitative methods tend to be used to incorporate patient preferences into healthcare decision making. However, for patient preferences to be given adequate consideration by decision makers they need to be quantified. Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) is one way to quantify and capture the patient voice. The objective of this review was to report on existing MCDAs involving patients to support the future use of MCDA to capture the patient voice. METHODS: MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched in June 2014 for English-language papers with no date restriction...
December 7, 2016: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916070/-effect-of-luteal-phase-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-administration-on-pregnancy-outcome-in-ivf-icsi-cycles-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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L P Yu, N Liu, Y Liu
Objective: To evaluate the potential efficacy and safety of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist(GnRH-a) administration in the luteal-phase on in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles in assisted reproductive technology (ART). Methods: The relevant papers published before November 2015 were electronically searched in PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, WHO ICTRP, ClinicalTrials.gov, CNKI, CBM and WanFang database to collect randomized controlled trial (RCT) involving GnRH-a administration in the luteal-phase on IVF/ICSI cycles in ART...
November 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900640/statistical-effects-of-religious-participation-and-marriage-on-substance-use-and-abuse-in-racial-and-ethnic-minorities
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Kristine Ria Hearld, Amy Badham, Henna Budhwani
Substance use and abuse, which includes alcohol use, alcohol dependence, drug use, and drug dependence, inflicts a substantial toll on Americans. Although studies have demonstrated the protective effect of social support, such as religious participation and via marriage, understanding their influence on racial and ethnic minorities is limited. Thus, the aim of this study is to assess the impact of social support on substance use and abuse in racial and ethnic minorities. The Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, a repository of race, ethnicity, and mental health data, was leveraged to develop four models using multivariate analysis, specifically logistic regression to estimate the probability of meeting the criteria for substance use and abuse...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898705/the-role-of-the-amygdala-in-facial-trustworthiness-processing-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses-of-fmri-studies
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Sara Santos, Inês Almeida, Bárbara Oliveiros, Miguel Castelo-Branco
BACKGROUND: Faces play a key role in signaling social cues such as signals of trustworthiness. Although several studies identify the amygdala as a core brain region in social cognition, quantitative approaches evaluating its role are scarce. OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to assess the role of the amygdala in the processing of facial trustworthiness, by analyzing its amplitude BOLD response polarity to untrustworthy versus trustworthy facial signals under fMRI tasks through a Meta-analysis of effect sizes (MA)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893836/prognostic-value-of-serum-free-light-chains-measurements-in-multiple-myeloma-patients
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José Luis García de Veas Silva, Carmen Bermudo Guitarte, Paloma Menéndez Valladares, Johanna Carolina Rojas Noboa, Krysta Kestler, Rafael Duro Millán
BACKGROUND: The outcome for patients with Multiple Myeloma (MM) is highly variable, therefore, the existence of robust and easy to determine prognostic markers is extremely important for an efficient management of these patients. Presently, there is a debate about the role of the serum free light chains (sFLC) in the prognosis of MM patients both at diagnosis and after treatment. The aim of this study is to evaluate in a cohort of newly diagnosed MM patients from the Southern area of Spain, the prognostic value of sFLC both at baseline and after treatment...
2016: PloS One
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