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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637046/the-preoperative-composite-physiologic-index-may-predict-mortality-in-lung-cancer-patients-with-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema
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Fumika Ueno, Yoshiaki Kitaguchi, Takayuki Shiina, Shiho Asaka, Kentaro Miura, Masanori Yasuo, Yosuke Wada, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Masayuki Hanaoka
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear whether the preoperative pulmonary function parameters and prognostic indices that are indicative of nutritional and immunological status are associated with prognosis in lung cancer patients with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) who have undergone surgery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify prognostic determinants in these patients. METHODS: The medical records of all patients with lung cancer associated with CPFE who had undergone surgery at Shinshu University Hospital were retrospectively reviewed to obtain clinical data, including the results of preoperative pulmonary function tests and laboratory examinations, chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT), and survival...
June 22, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636548/ilomastat-a-synthetic-inhibitor-of-mmps-prevents-lung-injury-induced-by-%C3%AE-ray-irradiation-in-mice
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Xiaoman Li, Dehui Ma, Xiaodan Zha, Dongqin Quan, Dong Pan, Manji Sun, Burong Hu, Baoquan Zhao
Lung injury is one of the pathological features in human or animal after radiation and the main side effect for patient after lung cancer radiotherapy. The efficient protective strategy still needs to exploit and the underlying mechanisms remain to be investigated. We found that the expression and activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) significantly increased at the early stage of radiation-induced lung injury (RILI). Pretreatment with Ilomastat, a synthetic inhibitor of MMPs, decreased the expression and activity of MMPs and significantly alleviated the lung inflammation and fibrosis in the irradiated mice, as well as enhanced the survival of irradiated mice...
June 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635544/heparin-new-life-for-an-old-drug
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Carlos Raúl Aláez-Versón, Elena Lantero, Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets
Heparin is one of the oldest drugs, which nevertheless remains in widespread clinical use as an inhibitor of blood coagulation. The history of its identification a century ago unfolded amid one of the most fascinating scientific controversies turning around the distribution of credit for its discovery. The composition, purification and structure-function relationship of this naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan regarding its classical role as anticoagulant will be dealt with before proceeding to discuss its therapeutic potential in, among other, inflammatory and infectious disease, cancer treatment, cystic fibrosis and Alzheimer's disease...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632196/drug-hypersensitivity-and-desensitizations-mechanisms-and-new-approaches
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REVIEW
Leticia de Las Vecillas Sánchez, Leila A Alenazy, Marlene Garcia-Neuer, Mariana C Castells
Drug hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs) are increasing in the 21st Century with the ever expanding availability of new therapeutic agents. Patients with cancer, chronic inflammatory diseases, cystic fibrosis, or diabetes can become allergic to their first line therapy after repeated exposures or through cross reactivity with environmental allergens. Avoidance of the offending allergenic drug may impact disease management, quality of life, and life expectancy. Precision medicine provides new tools for the understanding and management of hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs), as well as a personalized treatment approach for IgE (Immunoglobuline E) and non-IgE mediated HSRs with drug desensitization (DS)...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629952/analysis-of-outcomes-using-hypofractionated-tumor-bed-boost-combined-with-hypofractionated-whole-breast-irradiation-for-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Esther Yu, David Huang, Kara Leonard, Thomas Dipetrillo, David Wazer, Jaroslaw Hepel
INTRODUCTION: Tumor bed boost improves local control and is an important part of breast-conserving therapy. Data on the use of a hypofractioned tumor bed boost are needed. We performed a retrospective analysis of patients treated with hypofractionated whole breast irradiation (WBI) and hypofractionated boost to examine acute and delayed outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the records of patients treated with hypofractionated WBI and tumor bed boost after lumpectomy for Stage 0 to II breast cancer...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626043/the-diverse-roles-of-arrestin-scaffolds-in-g-protein-coupled-receptor-signaling
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REVIEW
Yuri K Peterson, Louis M Luttrell
The visual/β-arrestins, a small family of proteins originally described for their role in the desensitization and intracellular trafficking of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), have emerged as key regulators of multiple signaling pathways. Evolutionarily related to a larger group of regulatory scaffolds that share a common arrestin fold, the visual/β-arrestins acquired the capacity to detect and bind activated GPCRs on the plasma membrane, which enables them to control GPCR desensitization, internalization, and intracellular trafficking...
July 2017: Pharmacological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625151/na-k-atpase-as-a-target-for-treatment-of-tissue-fibrosis
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Sergei N Orlov, Jenifer La, Larisa V Smolyaninova, Nickolai O Dulin
Myofibroblast activation is a critical process in the pathogenesis of tissue fibrosis accounting for 45% of all deaths. No effective therapies are available for the treatment of fibrotic diseases. We focus our mini-review on recent data showing that cardiotonic steroids (CTS) that are known as potent inhibitors of Na+,K+-ATPase affect myofibroblast differentiation in a cell type-specific manner. In cultured human lung fibroblasts (HLF), epithelial cells, and cancer-associated fibroblasts, CTS blocked myofibroblast differentiation triggered by profibrotic cytokine TGF-β...
June 19, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624424/fusaric-acid-fa-protects-heart-failure-induced-by-isoproterenol-isp-in-mice-through-fibrosis-prevention-via-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smads-and-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathways
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Xin Li, Zhou-Long Zhang, Hui-Fen Wang
Fusaric acid (FA) is a novel compound derived from a class of nicotinic acid derivatives, exhibiting activity against cancers. However, its role in regulating cardiac injury is limited. Our study was aimed to investigate the role and the underlying molecular mechanism of FA in heart fibrosis and hypertrophy. Isoproterenol (ISP) was used to induce cardiac fibrosis and hypertrophy in vitro and in vivo. FA administration ameliorated hypertrophy by reducing atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), and β -myosin heavy chain (β-MHC) in vitro and in vivo...
June 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622891/functional-and-cosmetic-outcomes-of-robot-assisted-neck-dissection-by-a-postauricular-facelift-approach-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Yong Bae Ji, Chang Myeon Song, Hyang Sook Bang, Hae Jin Park, Ji Young Lee, Kyung Tae
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the functional and cosmetic outcomes of robot-assisted neck dissection with those of conventional neck dissection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively analyzed 113 patients with head and neck cancer who underwent unilateral neck dissection by a robot-assisted postauricular facelift approach (38 patients) or conventional trans-cervical approach (75 patients). Postoperative functional outcomes such as edema, sensory loss, pain, and fibrosis in the neck, and limitations of neck and shoulder motion, and cosmetic satisfaction scored by questionnaire were evaluated serially up to 1year postoperatively, and compared between the two groups...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622289/microrna-26a-and-26b-inhibit-lens-fibrosis-and-cataract-by-negatively-regulating-jagged-1-notch-signaling-pathway
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Xiaoyun Chen, Wei Xiao, Weirong Chen, Xialin Liu, Mingxing Wu, Qu Bo, Yan Luo, Shaobi Ye, Yihai Cao, Yizhi Liu
Fibrosis is a chronic process involving development and progression of multiple diseases in various organs and is responsible for almost half of all known deaths. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is the vital process in organ fibrosis. Lens is an elegant biological tool to investigate the fibrosis process because of its unique biological properties. Using gain- and loss-of-function assays, and different lens fibrosis models, here we demonstrated that microRNA (miR)-26a and miR-26b, members of the miR-26 family have key roles in EMT and fibrosis...
June 16, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621668/blocking-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-glioblastoma-with-a-sextet-of-repurposed-drugs-the-eis-regimen
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Richard E Kast, Nicolas Skuli, Georg Karpel-Massler, Guido Frosina, Timothy Ryken, Marc-Eric Halatsch
This paper outlines a treatment protocol to run alongside of standard current treatment of glioblastoma- resection, temozolomide and radiation. The epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) inhibiting sextet, EIS Regimen, uses the ancillary attributes of six older medicines to impede EMT during glioblastoma. EMT is an actively motile, therapy-resisting, low proliferation, transient state that is an integral feature of cancers' lethality generally and of glioblastoma specifically. It is believed to be during the EMT state that glioblastoma's centrifugal migration occurs...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620573/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-complete-heart-block
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Murtaza Sundhu, Mehmet Yildiz, Mubbasher Syed, Bhavan Shah, Sajjad Gul, Omer Afzal, Lon Castle
INTRODUCTION: Third degree or complete heart block (CHB) is a medical emergency and usually requires permanent pacemaker placement. CHB can be caused by cardiac ischemia or non-ischemic conditions such as infiltrative diseases or fibrosis. The purpose of this study is to identify the baseline clinical characteristics associated with ischemic versus non-ischemic causes of complete heart block and compare their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review broad approval was granted by the Cleveland Clinic Health System...
May 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619524/molecular-determinants-of-radiosensitivity-in-normal-and-tumor-tissue-a-bioinformatic-approach
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Athanasia Pavlopoulou, Pantelis Bagos, Vasiliki Koutsandrea, Alexandros G Georgakilas
Although radiation therapy is a treatment of choice for cancer, a high percentage of patients develop adverse effects in normal tissue following radiotherapy, mainly, due to genetic factors. Notably, although it is established that a lower dose of ionizing radiation can minimize the tumor cell population in radiosensitive cancer patients, the sensitivity of tumor cells to radiation has not gained enough attention. In this mini-review, the molecular pathways/mechanisms and the related molecules involved in clinically relevant radiotoxicity, as well as normal and tumor cell radiosensitivity, were investigated for various types of cancers employing bioinformatics approaches...
June 12, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619094/morphologic-and-molecular-study-of-lung-cancers-associated-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-other-pulmonary-fibroses
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Alice Guyard, Claire Danel, Nathalie Théou-Anton, Marie-Pierre Debray, Laure Gibault, Pierre Mordant, Yves Castier, Bruno Crestani, Gérard Zalcman, Hélène Blons, Aurélie Cazes
BACKGROUND: Primitive lung cancers developed on lung fibroses are both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Their incidence may increase with new more efficient lung fibrosis treatments. Our aim was to describe a cohort of lung cancers associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other lung fibrotic disorders (non-IPF), and to characterize their molecular alterations using immunohistochemistry and next-generation sequencing (NGS). METHODS: Thirty-one cancer samples were collected from 2001 to 2016 in two French reference centers for pulmonary fibrosis - 18 for IPF group and 13 for non-IPF group...
June 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616586/the-autotaxin-lysophosphatidic-acid-pathway-emerges-as-a-therapeutic-target-to-prevent-liver-cancer
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Derek J Erstad, Andrew M Tager, Yujin Hoshida, Bryan C Fuchs
Using transcriptome meta-analysis, we recently identified the autotaxin (ATX)-lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) pathway as a regulator of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk in human cirrhosis patients. Pharmacological targeting of this pathway reduced fibrosis progression and HCC development in animals, identifying ATX-LPA signaling as a novel chemoprevention strategy for cirrhosis and HCC.
2017: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614209/newly-described-entities-in-salivary-gland-pathology
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Alena Skálová, Douglas R Gnepp, James S Lewis, Jennifer L Hunt, Justin A Bishop, Henrik Hellquist, Alessandra Rinaldo, Vincent Vander Poorten, Alfio Ferlito
Salivary glands may give rise to a wide spectrum of different tumors. This review concentrates on 4 salivary gland tumors that have been accepted in the recent literature as new neoplastic entities: mammary analog secretory carcinoma, cribriform adenocarcinoma of minor salivary glands (CASG), sclerosing polycystic adenosis/adenoma (SPA), and the mucinous/secretory variant of myoepithelioma. Mammary analog secretory carcinoma is a distinctive low-grade malignant salivary cancer that harbors a characteristic chromosomal translocation, t(12;15) (p13;q25), resulting in an ETV6-NTRK3 fusion...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612666/igg4-related-sclerosing-disease-of-the-breast-in-a-male-patient
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Taisia Vitkovski, Galina S Marder, Dominic A Filardi, Ekta Gupta, Frank Breuer
IgG4-related sclerosing disease of the breast is a rare entity with 10 reports in the literature. We report the first case in a male patient. A 48-year-old male presented with 4-week history of palpable right upper outer quadrant breast mass associated with skin puckering. He reported a family history of breast cancer in his aunt. Ultrasound and mammography showed a spiculated 2.5-cm mass associated with skin retraction with extension to the pectoralis muscle. Ultrasound-guided core biopsy was performed. The findings were interpreted as acute and chronic inflammatory process...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608120/cosmetic-outcome-and-chronic-breast-toxicity-after-intraoperative-radiation-therapy-iort-as-a-single-modality-or-as-a-boost-using-the-intrabeam-%C3%A2-device-a-prospective-study
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Stéphane Key, Petra Miglierini, Pierre-François Dupré, Sandrine Guilbert, Anne-Sophie Lucia, Ronan Abgral, Virginie Conan-Charlet, Arnaud Uguen, Olivier Pradier, Ulrike Schick
PURPOSE: We aim to report our results in terms of chronic toxicities and cosmetic outcomes after intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) using kV X-rays in women treated for early breast cancer at our institution. METHODS: Patients with early breast carcinoma were recruited between April 2011 and November 2014. After breast-conserving surgery, patients were treated with IORT using the Intrabeam(®) device. IORT was completed by whole-breast radiotherapy (WBRT) at a dose of 46-50...
June 12, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606826/oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-associated-with-oral-submucous-fibrosis-have-better-oncologic-outcome-than-those-without
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Pankaj Chaturvedi, Akshat Malik, Deepa Nair, Sudhir Nair, Aseem Mishra, Apurva Garg, Sagar Vaishampayan
OBJECTIVE: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a potentially malignant disorder associated with the use of areca nut, and is mainly seen in the parts of Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. We hypothesized that oral cancers occurring in presence of OSMF are clinicopathologically a distinct entity. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed 289 treatment naïve patients of oral cancer. They were followed up for a median of 44 months. Association of presence of OSMF with other histopathological factors was done using the χ(2) test...
May 4, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605133/cationic-nanohydrogel-particles-for-therapeutic-oligonucleotide-delivery
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REVIEW
Nadine Leber, Lutz Nuhn, Rudolf Zentel
Short pharmaceutical active oligonucleotides such as small interfering RNA (siRNA) or cytidine-phosphate-guanosine (CpG) are considered as powerful therapeutic alternatives, especially to medicate hard-to-treat diseases (e.g., liver fibrosis or cancer). Unfortunately, these molecules are equipped with poor pharmacokinetic properties that prevent them from translation. Well-defined nanosized carriers can provide opportunities to optimize their delivery and guide them to their site of action. Among several concepts, this Feature Article focuses on cationic nanohydrogel particles as a universal delivery system for small anionic molecules including siRNA and CpG...
June 12, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
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