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Elizabeth Copeland, Katherine Leonard, Richard Carney, Justin Kong, Martin Forer, Yuresh Naidoo, Brian G G Oliver, Justin R Seymour, Stephen Woodcock, Catherine M Burke, Nicholas W Stow
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is an inflammatory condition that affects up to 12% of the human population in developed countries. Previous studies examining the potential role of the sinus bacterial microbiota within CRS infections have found inconsistent results, possibly because of inconsistencies in sampling strategies. The aim of this study was to determine whether the sinus microbiome is altered in CRS and additionally if the middle meatus is a suitable representative site for sampling the sinus microbiome...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Jue Hou, Joshua Williams, Elliot Botvinick, Eric Potma, Bruce J Tromberg
Label-free non-linear optical microscopy (NLOM) based on two-photon excited fluorescence (TPEF) from cofactors Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NADH) and Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide (FAD+) is widely used for high-resolution cellular redox imaging. In this work, we combined three, label-free NLOM imaging methods to quantitatively characterize breast cancer cells and their relative invasive potential: 1) TPEF optical redox ratio (ORR = FAD+/NADH + FAD+), 2) coherent Raman scattering (CRS) of cellular lipids, and 3) second harmonic generation (SHG) of extracellular matrix (ECM) collagen...
March 13, 2018: Cancer Research
Tina D Hunter, Adam S DeConde, R Peter Manes
AIMS: The objective of this study was to quantify the treatment costs and revision surgery rates in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients, with and without nasal polyposis (CRSwNP and CRSsNP), who require treatment with endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). The additive contributions of nasal polyposis (NP) and revision surgery to 1-year costs were a primary focus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adults (age 18-64) undergoing ESS for CRS in 2012-2015 were identified within the Blue Health Intelligence database and used to estimate revision rates...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
V Nikolaou, A Sachlas, E Papadavid, A Economidi, K Karambidou, L Marinos, A Stratigos, C Antoniou
BACKGROUND: Phototherapy is one of the main treatments for mycosis fungoides (MF). In this study, we analyzed the efficacy and safety of phototherapy as a first line treatment in patients with early stage disease. METHODS: We analyzed treatment outcomes in a group of 227 early stage patients. The chi-squared test, the parametric t-test and ANOVA test and the non-parametric tests of Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis were applied for data analysis. RESULTS: 55...
March 13, 2018: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
Seung-Heon Shin, Mi-Kyung Ye, Sung-Yong Choi, Kwan-Kyu Park
Bee venom (BV) has long been used as anti-inflammatory agent in traditional oriental medicine; however, the effect of BV on chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is not commonly studied. The aim of the present study was to determine the anti-inflammatory effect of BV on an allergic CRS mouse model. An allergic CRS mouse model was established following the administration of ovalbumin with Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin B (SEB) into the nose. A total of 0.5 or 5 ng/ml of BV were intranasally applied 3 times a week for 8 weeks...
March 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
P H Cashin, H Mahteme, I Syk, J E Frödin, B Glimelius, W Graf
BACKGROUND: The aim was to compare health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) and cost-effectiveness between cytoreductive surgery with intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS + IPC) and systemic chemotherapy for patients with colorectal peritoneal metastases. METHODS: Patients included in the Swedish Peritoneal Trial comparing CRS + IPC and systemic chemotherapy completed the EORTC QLQ-C30 and SF-36 questionnaires at baseline, 2, 4, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. HRQOL at 24 months was the primary endpoint...
February 21, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Jianhui Wu, Xiuyun Tian, Bonan Liu, Chengpeng Li, Chunyi Hao
BACKGROUND Solid pseudopapillary neoplasms (SPNs) of the pancreas may present widespread peritoneal metastases, but the treatment of this malignancy has not been well described and requires further investigation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Four cases of SPN with significant peritoneal metastases in our department were operated and retrospectively summarized after long-term follow-up. Eight more cases of peritoneal metastatic SPN from the PubMed database were also included in the analysis. RESULTS Peritoneal metastases of SPNs have different gross features...
March 10, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Geert A Simkens, Koen P Rovers, Thijs R van Oudheusden, Simon W Nienhuijs, Harm J Rutten, Ignace H de Hingh
Complications after cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) result in impaired short- and long-term outcomes. However, financial consequences of complications after CRS and HIPEC in a European health care setting are unknown. This study aims to assess the consequences of complications on hospital costs after CRS and HIPEC.In this prospective observational cohort study, patients with colorectal peritoneal metastases treated with CRS and HIPEC were included. Financial information was collected according to the Dutch manual for costs analyses...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ravi Jain, Michael Hoggard, Melissa Zoing, Yannan Jiang, Kristi Biswas, Michael W Taylor, Richard G Douglas
BACKGROUND: Antibiotics and corticosteroids are prescribed to patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) to reduce bacterial burden and mucosal inflammation. Unfortunately, clinical improvement is often short-lived and symptoms frequently recur following cessation of treatment. The impact of these systemic therapies on bacterial communities is not well understood. Improved knowledge of how medical therapies influence the intranasal ecosystem may allow for more effective prescribing and the development of more targeted treatments...
March 8, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Steven G Brooks, Michal Trope, Mariel Blasetti, Laurel Doghramji, Arjun Parasher, Jordan T Glicksman, David W Kennedy, Erica R Thaler, Noam A Cohen, James N Palmer, Nithin D Adappa
BACKGROUND: Disagreement exists about the relationship between Lund-Mackay CT scores (LMCTS) and quality-of-life outcome (QoL) measures. We investigated whether preoperative LMCTS are associated with preoperative QoL, and whether LMCTS is predictive of postoperative QoL outcomes in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients. METHODS: Adult patients with medically recalcitrant CRS (n = 665) were enrolled in a prospective, observational cohort study. Preoperative LMCTS and pre- and postoperative self-reported QoL outcomes (22-item Sino-Nasal Outcomes Test [SNOT-22]) were collected and evaluated over 12 months...
March 8, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Aakanksha Rathor, Abhinandan Bhattacharjee
Objective: This study aimed to determine whether there is a clinical-radiological correlation in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), to compare operative findings with those of computed tomography (CT) imaging, and to determine the importance of a CT score and staging in management of CRS. Methods: This study is a prospective study. Adult patients meeting diagnostic criteria for CRS were prospectively studied using the Lund-Mackay (LM) symptom score and sinus CT scan...
September 2017: World journal of otorhinolaryngology—head and neck surgery
Ashlesha Kaushik, Sanjay Verma, Praveen Kumar
Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) is one of the most devastating congenital infections and yet the only one which is vaccine preventable and is a public health challenge for clinicians and policymakers across the developing world including India. The clinical manifestations of CRS include growth retardation, cardiac defects, cataracts, and hearing impairment. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that worldwide over 100,000 babies are born with CRS every year despite the availability of safe and inexpensive vaccines, thus highlighting the need for broader vaccination coverage programs...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Public Health
A Maniakas, M Desrosiers, M H Asmar, M Al Falasi, L M Endam, C Hopkins, C Philpott, S Erskine, R Smith, S Kilty
BACKGROUND: Symptoms of Eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction are seldom assessed in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). The Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) quality-of-life tool includes two questions that specifically screen for symptoms of ET dysfunction (Ear Fullness; Ear Pain). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which these ET symptoms were present in patients with CRS, and whether these symptoms respond to endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)...
March 6, 2018: Rhinology
Eoin P McCarney, Chris S Hawes, Jonathan A Kitchen, Kevin Byrne, Wolfgang Schmitt, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson
The synthesis of the three-dimensional metal-organic framework material, [Zn7 L6 ]·(H2 NMe2 )4 ·(H2 O)45 (1), derived from a flexible tricarboxylic acid 2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine (btp) ligand, is presented. The btp ligand, H3 L, adopts a three-dimensional hydrogen bonding network in the crystalline state through a combination of carboxylic acid dimer and syn-anti-btp/carboxylic acid hydrogen bonding synthons. The Zn(II) species 1 exhibits a three-dimensional framework structure with the rare crs topology and contains linear and undulated solvent channels extending in three dimensions...
March 6, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
A Gigante, E Rosato, B Barbano, F Di Mario, G Di Lazzaro-Giraldi, M L Gasperini, R Pofi, A Laviano
Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) describes the concurrent failure of cardiac and renal function, each influencing the other. Malnutrition and cachexia frequently develop in patients with heart failure or kidney failure. However, no information is currently available on the prevalence of malnutrition in CRS patients. We studied CRS patients admitted to an internal medicine ward during a 5-month period and evaluated their clinical characteristics and nutritional status. Malnutrition risk was assessed by using the validated screening tool NRS-2002 whilst body composition was assessed by bioimpedance analysis and muscle function was measured by handgrip (HG) strength...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Mark B Bignell, Akash M Mehta, Sue Alves, Kandiah Chandrakumaran, Sanjeev P Dayal, Faheez Mohamed, Tom D Cecil, Brendan J Moran
AIM: Ovarian metastases from gastrointestinal tract malignancy have been considered an ominous finding with poor prognosis. The aim of this project was to determine the impact on survival, and potential cure, when cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) are combined to treat peritoneal malignancy in women with Krukenberg tumours. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data between January 2010 and July 2015...
March 4, 2018: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
David Porter, Noelle Frey, Patricia A Wood, Yanqiu Weng, Stephan A Grupp
BACKGROUND: Anti-CD19 CAR T cell therapy has demonstrated high response rates in patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) B cell malignancies but is associated with significant toxicity. Cytokine release syndrome (CRS) is the most significant complication associated with CAR T cell therapy, and it is critical to have a reproducible and easy method to grade CRS after CAR T cell infusions. DISCUSSION: The Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events scale is inadequate for grading CRS associated with cellular therapy...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
Woo Hyun Lee, Jeong-Whun Kim, Jae-Sung Lim, Il Gyu Kong, Hyo Geun Choi
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported that chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) increases the risk of stroke. The aim of this study is to elucidate the putative association between CRS and stroke (ischemic or hemorrhagic) using large population-based national health insurance data. METHODS: Using the national cohort study from the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, CRS patients (n = 22,959) and control participants (n = 91,836) were selected and matched at a rate of 1:4 (age, sex, income, region, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia)...
2018: PloS One
Cécilia Gallardo, Bárbara Hufnagel, Célia Casset, Carine Alcon, Fanny Garcia, Fanchon Divol, Laurence Marquès, Patrick Doumas, Benjamin Péret
Cluster root (CR) is one of the most spectacular plant developmental adaptations to hostile environment. It can be found in a few species from a dozen botanical families, including white lupin (Lupinus albus) in the Fabaceae family. These amazing structures are produced in phosphate-deprived conditions and are made of hundreds of short roots also known as rootlets. White lupin is the only crop bearing CRs and is considered as the model species for CR studies. However, little information is available on CRs atypical development, including the molecular events that trigger their formation...
March 1, 2018: Physiologia Plantarum
Sumana Annagiri, Swetashree Kolay, Bishwarup Paul, Chandan Sona
Relocation is an important event in the lives of several social insects whereby all colony members have to be transferred to a new nest when conditions in the old nest become unfavorable. In the current study, network tools were used to examine the organization of this goal-oriented task in the Indian queenless ant Diacamma indicum which relocate their colonies by means of tandem running. Individual ants were used as nodes and tandem runs as directed edges to construct unweighted networks. Network parameters were characterized in control relocations (CRs) and in relocations where the node with the highest outdegree, that is, the Maximum tandem leader (Max TL) was experimentally removed...
June 2017: Current Zoology
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