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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228520/the-significance-of-trop2-expression-in-predicting-braf-mutations-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Joon Seog Kong, Hyeon Jin Kim, Min-Jung Kim, Areumnuri Kim, Dalnim Lee, Kanghee Han, Sunhoo Park, Jae Soo Koh, Jae Kyung Myung
Background: Trophoblast antigen 2 (TROP2) is a human trophoblast cell-surface glycoprotein that is overexpressed in several types of epithelial cancers, and is suggested to be associated with an unfavorable prognosis. BRAF mutations are the most common genetic alteration in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). We evaluated the correlation between TROP2 expression and BRAF mutation in PTC. Methods: First, we carried out pyrosequencing for BRAF mutations and immunohistochemistry for TROP2 expression with a tissue microarray consisting of 52 PTC cases...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228519/large-scale-surveillance-study-of-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-entecavir-in-korean-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
#2
Chang Wook Kim, Chang Seop Kim, Hee Yeon Kim, Chang Don Lee, Kyungha Yu, Cyril Llamoso, Heon Ju Lee
Background/Aims: Entecavir (ETV) is effective and safe antiviral agent against hepatitis B virus (HBV) in clinical and real-world setting but, most studies were performed in single institute or have limitation in patient's number. A large-scale nation-wide real-world surveillance study was carried out to investigate safety, efficacy and clinical effectiveness of ETV in Korean patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Methods: Between 2006 and 2012, 3,444 patients were enrolled from 132 Korean institutions...
December 13, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228513/an-analysis-of-the-morbidity-and-mortality-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-forensic-context
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Chong Zhou, Roger W Byard
To investigate the spectrum of diseases seen in diabetes mellitus in a forensic context, all autopsy reports of diabetic individuals who presented to Forensic Science, South Australia (FSSA), over a 5-year period from 2005 to 2009 were studied. The leading cause of death was cardiovascular disease (55.0%), followed by unnatural deaths (15.4%) and infections (9.4%). In type 1 diabetics, principal causes of death included cardiovascular disease (44.7%), acute metabolic complications (18.7%), unnatural deaths (17...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228505/a-spatio-temporal-exposure-hazard-model-for-assessing-biological-risk-and-impact
#4
Emily Walker, Melen Leclerc, Jean-François Rey, Rémy Beaudouin, Samuel Soubeyrand, Antoine Messéan
We developed a simulation model for quantifying the spatio-temporal distribution of contaminants (e.g., xenobiotics) and assessing the risk of exposed populations at the landscape level. The model is a spatio-temporal exposure-hazard model based on (i) tools of stochastic geometry (marked polygon and point processes) for structuring the landscape and describing the exposed individuals, (ii) a dispersal kernel describing the dissemination of contaminants from polygon sources, and (iii) an (eco)toxicological equation describing the toxicokinetics and dynamics of contaminants in affected individuals...
December 11, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228504/dynamic-borrowing-through-empirical-power-priors-that-control-type-i-error
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Stavros Nikolakopoulos, Ingeborg van der Tweel, Kit C B Roes
In order for historical data to be considered for inclusion in the design and analysis of clinical trials, prospective rules are essential. Incorporation of historical data may be of particular interest in the case of small populations where available data is scarce and heterogeneity is not as well understood, and thus conventional methods for evidence synthesis might fall short. The concept of power priors can be particularly useful for borrowing evidence from a single historical study. Power priors employ a parameter γ∈[0,1] that quantifies the heterogeneity between the historical study and the new study...
December 11, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228503/an-integrated-framework-for-environmental-multi-impact-spatial-risk-analysis
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Valentina Ferretti, Gilberto Montibeller
Quantitative risk analysis is being extensively employed to support policymakers and provides a strong conceptual framework for evaluating decision alternatives under uncertainty. Many problems involving environmental risks are, however, of a spatial nature, i.e., containing spatial impacts, spatial vulnerabilities, and spatial risk-mitigation alternatives. Recent developments in multicriteria spatial analysis have enabled the assessment and aggregation of multiple impacts, supporting policymakers in spatial evaluation problems...
December 11, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228501/hcv-clearance-by-direct-acting-antiviral-treatments-reverses-insulin-resistance-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Luigi E Adinolfi, Riccardo Nevola, Barbara Guerrera, Giovanni D'Alterio, Aldo Marrone, Mauro Giordano, Luca Rinaldi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Chronic hepatitis C (HCV), particularly genotype 1, is associated with insulin resistance (IR) and diabetes. We evaluated the impact of HCV clearance by all-oral direct-acting antiviral (DAAs) treatments on IR and glycemic control. METHODS: Included in this prospective case-control study were 133 consecutive HCV-genotype 1 patients with advance liver fibrosis (F3-F4) without type 2 diabetes. Sixty-eight treated with DAAs and 65 untreated. Liver fibrosis was assessed by transient elastography...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228499/high-dose-intravenous-immunoglobulins-for-the-treatment-of-dermatological-autoimmune-diseases
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Jochen H O Hoffmann, Alexander H Enk
Based on their immunomodulatory properties, high-dose intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIGs) are successfully used in the treatment of various dermatological autoimmune diseases, in particular pemphigus vulgaris and dermatomyositis. In autoimmune bullous diseases, IVIGs can be used in an adjuvant setting (second- or third-line therapy) once combined immunosuppressive regimens have failed. In dermatomyositis, IVIGs may already be employed as an adjuvant second-line therapy after failure of corticosteroid monotherapy...
December 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228472/the-epidemiology-of-stroke-in-africa-a-systematic-review-of-existing-methods-and-new-approaches
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Mayowa Owolabi, Paul Olowoyo, Femi Popoola, Daniel Lackland, Carolyn Jenkins, Oyedunni Arulogun, Rufus Akinyemi, Odunayo Akinyemi, Onoja Akpa, Olanrewaju Olaniyan, Ezinne Uvere, Issa Kehinde, Anbesaw Selassie, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Raelle Tagge, Bruce Ovbiagele
Accurate epidemiological surveillance of the burden of stroke is direly needed to facilitate the development and evaluation of effective interventions in Africa. The authors therefore conducted a systematic review of the methodology of stroke epidemiological studies conducted in Africa from 1970 to 2017 using gold standard criteria obtained from landmark epidemiological publications. Of 1330 articles extracted, only 50 articles were eligible for review grouped under incidence, prevalence, case-fatality, health-related quality of life, and disability-adjusted life-years studies...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228467/neoadjuvant-systemic-therapy-for-regionally-advanced-melanoma
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James W Jakub, Jennifer M Racz, Tina J Hieken, Alexandra B Gonzalez, Lisa A Kottschade, Svetomir N Markovic, Yiyi Yan, Mathew S Block
BACKGROUND: Patients with regionally advanced melanoma are at high risk of distant failure and unlikely to be cured by surgery alone. Neoadjuvant therapy may provide benefit in these patients. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate our experience with neoadjuvant systemic therapy in high-risk stage III patients. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients with advanced stage III disease who received neoadjuvant therapy between August 2009 and August 2016 at Mayo Clinic Rochester...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228459/axillary-reverse-mapping-with-indocyanine-green-or-isosulfan-blue-demonstrate-similar-crossover-rates-to-radiotracer-identified-sentinel-nodes
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Deshka Foster, Nicole Choy, Catherine Porter, Shushmita Ahmed, Irene Wapnir
BACKGROUND: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) resection is imperative for breast cancer staging. Axillary reverse mapping (ARM) can preserve arm draining nodes and lymphatics during surgery. ARM is generally performed with isosulfan blue (ISB), restricting its use for concurrent SLN biopsy. Indocyanine green (ICG) could serve as an alternative to ISB for ARM procedures. METHODS: SLN mapping and biopsy was performed via periareolar injection of 99 technetium-sulfur colloid (99m TcSc, TSC)...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228444/rectal-indomethacin-or-intravenous-gabexate-mesylate-as-prophylaxis-for-acute-pancreatitis-post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
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V Guglielmi, M Tutino, V Guerra, P Giorgio
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the results in our case series of AP ERCP over the last three years. The prophylaxis for acute pancreatitis (AP) post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) consists of rectal indomethacin, but some studies are not concordant. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We compared 241 ERCP performed from January 2014 to February 2015 with intravenous gabexate mesylate (Group A), with the 387 ERCP performed from March 2015 to December 2016 with rectal indomethacin (Group B) as prophylaxis for AP post-ERCP...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228443/postoperative-deep-wound-dehiscence-of-thoracotomy-with-isolation-of-corynebacterium-tuberculostearicum-surgical-site-infection-or-colonization
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A Tampakis, E C Tampaki, K Kontzoglou, E Patsouris, G Kouraklis, D Lardinois
OBJECTIVE: Infections with Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum are very rare as in most of the cases its isolation is associated with tissue colonization rather than infection. CASE REPORT: An 80-year old female patient was sent to the consultation hour of thoracic surgery for evaluation of a symptomatic persistent unilateral pleural effusion of her right lung. The differential diagnosis included either the presence of a chronic pleural empyema or the presence of malignancy...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228441/correlation-between-individual-inflammation-genetic-profile-and-platelet-rich-plasma-efficacy-in-hair-follicle-regeneration-a-pilot-study-reveals-prognostic-value-of-il-1a-polymorphism
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F Rossano, S Di Martino, L Iodice, M Di Paolo, S Misso, R Tomeo, A M Marini, R Brugnone, S Marlino, A Santorelli, R Di Francia
OBJECTIVE: Hair loss generates severe psychosocial implications. To date, exploring the prognostic factors of possible clinical benefit of autologous blood concentrate platelet rich plasma (PRP) was failed. The aim of our pilot study was to explore the correlation between the individual inflammation genetic profile and PRP efficacy in the treatment of hair follicle regeneration. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 41 volunteers (25 men, 16 women) took part in this retrospective study...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228436/the-effect-of-ventilator-mask-atomization-inhalation-of-ipratropium-bromide-and-budesonide-suspension-liquid-in-the-treatment-of-copd-in-acute-exacerbation-period-on-circulating-levels-of-inflammation-and-prognosis
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D-H Jiang, X Wang, L-S Liu, D-D Ji, N Zhang
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effects of ventilator mask atomization inhalation of ipratropium bromide and budesonide suspension liquid in the treatment of acute exacerbation COPD (AECOPD) on circulating levels of inflammatory factors and prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 86 cases of patients on ventilator support were randomly divided into control group and observation group with 43 cases each. The control group was administered routine treatment including basic disease treatment, anti-infection, maintenance of a stable internal environment, nutritional support, oxygen inhalation and so on...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228431/the-association-of-pancreatic-cystosis-and-ipmn-in-cystic-fibrosis-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
D Pagliari, A Saviano, M L Serricchio, A A Dal Lago, M G Brizi, R Manfredi, G Costamagna, F Attili
Pancreatic cystosis is a rare presentation of cystic fibrosis involving pancreatic gland. To date, only very few cases of pancreatic cystosis have been described in literature. Pancreatic cystosis may begin during the second decade of life and is the rarest presentation of cystic fibrosis. This disease is characterized by the presence of multiloculated cysts without ductal system communication of different sizes in all the pancreatic tissue. Herein, we report a case of a young woman affected by cystic fibrosis that was admitted to our Pancreatic Centre to evaluate a picture of diffuse multiloculated pancreatic cysts...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228430/mediation-of-inflammation-obesity-and-fatty-liver-disease-by-advanced-glycation-endoproducts
#17
D-D Xiong, M Zhang, N Li, J-F Gai, L Mao, M Li
OBJECTIVE: Fatty liver may induce various complications including chronic hepatitis or liver cirrhosis, and is frequently occurred in obesity individuals. Advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs) were known to play a critical role in multiple liver diseases. This study, therefore, aimed to study the effect of AGEs on obesity, related liver cirrhosis and inflammation, on an obesity fatty liver rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into control, model and AGEs inhibitor groups (n=20 each)...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228429/peripheral-blood-cd8-t-cell-profiles-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-case-control-study
#18
E Colombo, G Galleri, G L Erre, C Piras, G Biondi, L Taras, A Zinellu, A A Mangoni, R Manetti, M Montesu, G Passiu
OBJECTIVE: While CD4+ T-cells are traditionally regarded as the main pathogenic T-cell subpopulation in psoriatic arthritis (PsA), the role of circulating CD8+ T-cells remains poorly characterized. We evaluated the differential representation of CD8+ T-cell subpopulations in peripheral blood (PB) of PsA patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: CD8+IL-17+, CD8+IFNγ+ and CD8+IL-17-IL-22+ T-cells were evaluated by flow-cytometry in 25 consecutive PsA patients, 7 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, 16 patients with psoriasis, and 26 healthy controls (HC)...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228425/up-regulation-of-linc00346-inhibits-proliferation-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-through-mediating-jak-stat3-signaling-pathway
#19
F Wang, J-G Chen, L-L Wang, Z-Z Yan, S-P Chen, X-G Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression levels of LINCRNA00346 in tissues and cells in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its biological function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The relative expression levels of LINC 00346 in 70 cases of tissues and cells in NSCLC patients were detected via quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). The specific interference sequences of LINC 00346 were designed and the transfection efficiency after 48 h was detected...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228424/circulating-ship2-mrna-as-a-novel-biomarker-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-gastric-cancer
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J-F Xie, N-S Xie, J-H Tang, Q-P Gu, Q-T Luo
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies showed the aberrant expression of Src homology 2-containing inositol 5-phosphatase 2 (SHIP2) in GC tissue. However, the exact role of circulating SHIP2 in GC remains unclear. The aim of this manuscript was to analyze potential diagnostic and prognostic value of circulating SHIP2 levels in GC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Circulating SHIP2 expression was detected in the plasma of 156 GC patients and 60 healthy controls by qRT-PCR. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were plotted to explore the reliability of circulating SHIP2 in detecting GC...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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