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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430341/prostate-specific-antigen-increase-during-dutasteride-to-indicate-the-need-for-prostate-biopsy-influence-of-prostatic-inflammation
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Alessandro Sciarra, Martina Maggi, Andrea Fasulo, Stefano Salciccia, Vincenzo Gentile, Susanna Cattarino, Alessandro Gentilucci
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to analyze the significance of an increase in total prostate-specific antigen (PSA) serum levels despite dutasteride treatment as a predictor of prostate cancer (PC) at biopsy. We focused our attention on the rate of the first PSA increase and on the influence of prostatic inflammation. METHODS: From 2011 to 2016, 365 men with a previous negative prostate biopsy and persistent elevated PSA levels received dutasteride treatment...
April 4, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410987/alkaline-phosphatase-velocity-predicts-overall-survival-and-bone-metastasis-in-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Kai H Hammerich, Timothy F Donahue, Inger L Rosner, Jennifer Cullen, Huai-Ching Kuo, Lauren Hurwitz, Yongmei Chen, Melanie Bernstein, Jonathan Coleman, Daniel C Danila, Adam R Metwalli
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Identifying patients with prostate cancer (CaP) who will ultimately develop bone metastasis (BM) or die of disease is essential. Alkaline phosphatase velocity (APV) has been shown to predict overall survival (OS) and bone metastasis-free survival (BMFS) in an earlier study of an equal access military patient cohort of patients with castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). To confirm these findings, we examined a cohort of patients from a high-volume cancer center to validate a previous observation that faster alkaline phosphatase (AP) kinetics are predictive of OS and BMFS in this second cohort of patients...
April 11, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389027/role-of-pet-ct-with-18-f-fluorocholine-in-biochemical-recurrence-after-treatment-of-prostate-cancer-with-curative-intent
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I Puche-Sanz, E Triviño-Ibáñez, F Vázquez-Alonso, J M Llamas-Elvira, J M Cózar-Olmo, A Rodríguez-Fernández
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the ability of the PET-CT with (18)F-fluorocholine ((18)F-FCH) to detect disease on biochemical recurrence after treatment with curative intent. To determine the clinical variables that would be able to optimise the test's diagnostic yield. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study of PET-CTs with (18)F-fluorocholine performed on 61 patients with prostate cancer who had undergone treatment with curative intent and met the criteria for biochemical recurrence...
April 4, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372248/validation-of-quechers-based-method-for-determination-of-fenitrothion-residues-in-tomatoes-by-gas-chromatography-flame-photometric-detector-decline-pattern-and-risk-assessment
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Farag Malhat, Julien Boulangé, Ehab Abdelraheem, Osama Abd Allah, Rania Abd El-Hamid, Shokr Abd El-Salam
A simple and rapid gas chromatography with flame photometric detector (GC-FPD) determination method was developed to detect residue levels and investigate the dissipation pattern and safe use of fenitrothion in tomatoes. A modified quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) using an ethyl acetate-based extraction, followed by a dispersive solid-phase extraction (d-SPE) with primary-secondary amine (PSA) and graphite carbon black (GCB) for clean up, was applied prior to GC-FPD analysis. The method showed satisfactory linearity, recovery and precision...
August 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357712/determination-of-relative-counterion-binding-constant-to-cationic-micelles
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REVIEW
Khalisanni Khalid, Muhammad Azri Mohd Noh, Sharifuddin Md Zain, M Niyaz Khan
The efficiency of counterion affinity towards ionic micelles is often described in terms of the degree of counterion binding (β X ) to ionic micelles or the conventional ion-exchange constant ([Formula: see text]) or relative binding constant ([Formula: see text]) of X (-) and Br(-) counterions. This review describes the use of ionized phenyl salicylate ions, PSa(-), as a new probe to determine [Formula: see text] values using a semiempirical spectrophotometric method. The value of [Formula: see text] is found to be comparable to reported values obtained using different probes by the semiempirical kinetic method as well as different physical methods...
April 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320288/analysis-of-photoprotection-and-apparent-non-photochemical-quenching-of-chlorophyll-fluorescence-in-tradescantia-leaves-based-on-the-rate-of-irradiance-induced-changes-in-optical-transparence
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V V Ptushenko, O S Ptushenko, O P Samoilova, A E Solovchenko
The kinetics of irradiation-induced changes in leaf optical transparence (ΔT) and non-photochemical quenching (NPQ) of chlorophyll fluorescence in Tradescantia fluminensis and T. sillamontana leaves adapted to different irradiance in nature was analyzed. Characteristic times of a photoinduced increase and a dark decline of ΔT in these species were 12 and 20 min, respectively. The ΔT was not confirmed to be the main contributor to the observed middle phase of NPQ relaxation kinetics (τ = 10-28 min). Comparison of rate of photoinduced increase in ΔT and photosystem II quantum yield recovery showed that the former did not affect the tolerance of the photosynthetic apparatus (PSA) to irradiances up to 150 µmol PAR·m(-2)·s(-1)...
January 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283654/a-model-based-personalized-cancer-screening-strategy-for-detecting-early-stage-tumors-using-blood-borne-biomarkers
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Sharon Seiko Hori, Amelie M Lutz, Ramasamy Paulmurugan, Sanjiv S Gambhir
An effective cancer blood biomarker screening strategy must distinguish aggressive from non-aggressive tumors at an early, intervenable time. However, for blood-based strategies to be useful, the quality and quantiy of the biomarker shed into the blood and its relationship to tumor growth or progression must be validated. To study how blood biomarker levels correlate with early-stage viable tumor growth in an mouse model of human cancer, we monitored early tumor growth of engineered human ovarian cancer cells (A2780) implanted orthotopically into nude mice...
March 10, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274741/a-systemic-evaluation-of-drug-in-acrylic-pressure-sensitive-adhesive-patch-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-the-roles-of-intermolecular-interaction-and-adhesive-mobility-variation-in-drug-controlled-release
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Chao Liu, Peng Quan, Shanshan Li, Yongshan Zhao, Liang Fang
Though acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) are widely used in transdermal drug delivery system, molecular details of drug-PSA interactions, PSA molecular mobility variations and their influences on drug skin permeation are unclear. In this study, three classes of acrylic PSAs containing hydroxyl (AAOH), carboxyl (AACOOH) and non-functional group (AAnone) were synthesized. Their abilities of controlling drug release were evaluated using propranolol (PRO) and zaltoprofen (ZAL) in vitro and in vivo. Interaction details were identified by FT-IR, solid-state NMR and molecular modeling...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267448/imaging-of-prostate-cancer-using-11-c-choline-pet-computed-tomography
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REVIEW
Paolo Castellucci, Francesco Ceci, Stefano Fanti
This article reviews the role of (11)C-choline-PET/computed tomography (CT) in patients with prostate cancer for diagnosis, staging, and restaging the disease in case of biochemical recurrence after primary treatment. The main application of this imaging procedure is restaging of the disease in case of biochemical recurrence. (11)C-Choline-PET/CT proved its value for metastases-directed salvage therapies and for monitoring therapy response in castration-resistant patients. Prostate-specific antigen and prostate-specific antigen kinetics values confirmed their correlation with (11)C-choline PET/CT sensitivity...
April 2017: PET Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176042/acclimation-of-shade-tolerant-and-light-resistant-tradescantia-species-to-growth-light-chlorophyll-a-fluorescence-electron-transport-and-xanthophyll-content
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Vladimir I Mishanin, Boris V Trubitsin, Svetlana V Patsaeva, Vasily V Ptushenko, Alexei E Solovchenko, Alexander N Tikhonov
In this study, we have compared the photosynthetic characteristics of two contrasting species of Tradescantia plants, T. fluminensis (shade-tolerant species), and T. sillamontana (light-resistant species), grown under the low light (LL, 50-125 µmol photons m(-2) s(-1)) or high light (HL, 875-1000 µmol photons m(-2) s(-1)) conditions during their entire growth period. For monitoring the functional state of photosynthetic apparatus (PSA), we measured chlorophyll (Chl) a emission fluorescence spectra and kinetics of light-induced changes in the heights of fluorescence peaks at 685 and 740 nm (F 685 and F 740)...
February 8, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123863/performance-characteristics-and-relationship-of-psa-value-kinetics-on-carbon-11-acetate-pet-ct-imaging-in-biochemical-relapse-of-prostate-cancer
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Fabio D Almeida, Chi-Kwan Yen, Mark C Scholz, Richard Y Lam, Jeffrey Turner, Larry L Bans, Robert Lipson
An elevated serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level alone cannot distinguish between local-regional recurrences and distant metastases after treatment with curative intent. With available salvage treatments, it has become important to localize the site of recurrence. (11)C-Acetate PET/CT was performed in patients with rising PSA, with statistical analysis of detection rates, sites/location of detection, PSA kinetics and comparison with other tracers (FDG and Choline). Correlation to biopsy, subsequent imaging and PSA response to focal treatment was also performed...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110170/tailoring-polymeric-hybrid-micelles-with-lymph-node-targeting-ability-to-improve-the-potency-of-cancer-vaccines
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Qin Zeng, Hanmei Li, Hao Jiang, Jiao Yu, Ying Wang, Huan Ke, Tao Gong, Zhirong Zhang, Xun Sun
It has been widely accepted that lymph nodes (LNs) are critical targets of cancer vaccines and particles sized between 10 and 100 nm with a neutral or negative surface charge are preferred for lymphatic transfer after subcutaneous or intradermal injection. However their limited uptake by antigen presenting cells (APCs) and inadequate retention within LNs undoubtedly restrains their strength on activating T cell immunity. Here, we address this issue by tailoring the physicochemical properties of polymeric hybrid micelles (HMs), which are self-assembled from two amphiphilic diblock copolymers, poly-(ethylene glycol) phosphorethanolamine (PEG-PE) and polyethylenimine-stearic acid conjugate (PSA) via hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions...
January 11, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933964/revisiting-the-sar-of-the-antischistosomal-aryl-hydantoin-ro-13-3978
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Chunkai Wang, Qingjie Zhao, Mireille Vargas, Jeremy O Jones, Karen L White, David M Shackleford, Gong Chen, Jessica Saunders, Alice C F Ng, Francis C K Chiu, Yuxiang Dong, Susan A Charman, Jennifer Keiser, Jonathan L Vennerstrom
The aryl hydantoin 1 (Ro 13-3978) was identified in the early 1980s as a promising antischistosomal lead compound. However, this series of aryl hydantoins produced antiandrogenic side effects in the host, a not unexpected outcome given their close structural similarity to the antiandrogenic drug nilutamide. Building on the known SAR of this compound series, we now describe a number of analogs of 1 designed to maximize structural diversity guided by incorporation of substructures and functional groups known to diminish ligand-androgen receptor interactions...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881285/conventionally-fractionationed-volumetric-arc-therapy-versus-hypofractionated-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-quality-of-life-side-effects-and-prostate-specific-antigen-kinetics-in-localized-prostate-cancer
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Makbule Tambas, Fulya Agaoglu, Ayca Iribas, Murat Guveli, Yavuz Dizdar, Murat Okutan, Dilek Sahin, Nuri Tenekeci, Emin Darendeliler
OBJECTIVES: To compare conventionally fractionationed volumetric arc therapy (VMAT) and hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) modalities in terms of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) kinetics, toxicity, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with localized prostate cancer. METHODS: Patients received radical radiotherapy as either 33.5 Gy/5 fr for SBRT or 75.6 Gy/35 fr for VMAT. International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Prostate Cancer Module (QLQ-PR25) forms were used to assess QOL...
September 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711093/in-the-search-of-novel-urine-biomarkers-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer-intracellular-or-secreted-proteins-as-the-target-group-where-and-how-to-search-for-possible-biomarkers-useful-in-the-everyday-clinical-practice
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Amalia Katafigioti, Ioannis Katafigiotis, Stavros Sfoungaristos, Christos Alamanis, Konstantinos Stravodimos, Ioannis Anastasiou, Eleni Roumelioti, Mordechai Duvdevani, Constantinos Constantinides
OBJECTIVE: To search which category of proteins can be detected in urine in order to examine subsequently its ability to improve our accuracy for the diagnosis of Prostate Cancer (PCa) as biomarkers in clinical useful fluids like urine and serum. Material and method(s): Urine samples of 127 patients were obtained after a vigorous transrectal prostatic massage to both lobes. The patients were considered to have a high risk for PCa according to their PSA (> 4 ng/ml), their digital rectal examination (DRE) (positive for suspicious prostatic lesions) or to their abnormal PSA kinetics (PSA velocity (PSAV > 0...
October 5, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692812/predicting-time-from-metastasis-to-overall-survival-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-results-from-search
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Daniel M Moreira, Lauren E Howard, Katharine N Sourbeer, Hiruni S Amarasekara, Lydia C Chow, Dillon C Cockrell, Connor L Pratson, Brian T Hanyok, William J Aronson, Christopher J Kane, Martha K Terris, Christopher L Amling, Matthew R Cooperberg, Stephen J Freedland
OBJECTIVE: To identify the predictors of time from initial diagnosis of metastatic castration-resistance prostate cancer (mCRPC) to all-cause death within the Shared Equal Access Regional Cancer Hospital cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 205 mCRPC men. Overall survival was estimated and plotted using the Kaplan-Meier method. The uni- and multivariable overall survival predictors were evaluated with the Cox proportional hazards model...
February 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27674267/combined-pretreatment-serum-testosterone-concentration-and-risk-stratification-enhances-interpretation-of-prostate-specific-antigen-psa-kinetics-in-localized-prostate-cancer-after-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt
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J Wang, D Zhao, D Veruttipong, P A Kupelian, M L Steinberg, C R King
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637137/early-and-multiple-psa-bounces-can-occur-following-high-dose-prostate-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-subset-analysis-of-a-phase-1-2-trial
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MULTICENTER STUDY
D Nathan Kim, Christopher Straka, L Chinsoo Cho, Yair Lotan, Jingsheng Yan, Brian Kavanagh, David Raben, Susan Cooley, Jeffrey Brindle, Xian Jin Xie, David Pistenmaa, Robert Timmerman
PURPOSE: We hypothesized that high-dose stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) would lead to faster time to nadir and lower nadir values compared with conventional radiation therapy experiences. We now report prostate-specific antigen (PSA) kinetics following high-dose SBRT in patients treated with radiation alone. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ninety-one patients were enrolled on the phase 1/2 dose escalation study of SBRT for localized prostate cancer. All patients with at least 36 months of follow-up and without hormone therapy were included in this analysis (n = 47)...
January 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631094/psychological-impact-of-serial-prostate-specific-antigen-tests-in-japanese-men-waiting-for-prostate-biopsy
#19
Minoru Kobayashi, Akinori Nukui, Takao Kamai
BACKGROUND: It is common to repeat prostate-specific antigen (PSA) measurements for men with intermediate PSA elevation before prostate biopsy. In this scenario, men with persistently elevated PSA values may have considerable psychological distress. We attempted to determine whether elevated PSA values have psychological effects on these men in association with the timing of measurement, PSA kinetics, and biopsy results. METHODS: In order to investigate the initial and late effects of PSA tests on psychological distress during serial measurements, two groups of men with screen-positive results (PSA ≥3 ng/ml) were studied-205 men whose first questionnaires regarding anxiety and depression were taken at initial screening (group A), and 103 men whose questionnaires were taken at repeated measurement for prior PSA elevation (group B)...
February 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601278/prostate-specific-antigen-flare-phenomenon-induced-by-abiraterone-acetate-in-chemotherapy-naive-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Yujiro Ueda, Nobuaki Matsubara, Ken-Ichi Tabata, Takefumi Satoh, Naoto Kamiya, Hiroyoshi Suzuki, Takashi Kawahara, Hiroji Uemura
BACKGROUND: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) flare is a well-known phenomenon in patients with prostate cancer treated with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist and chemotherapy. However, its incidence and the significance for the clinical outcomes of patients treated with abiraterone acetate (AA) are uncertain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicenter retrospective analysis of chemotherapy-naive patients treated with AA for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) was conducted...
August 8, 2016: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
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