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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113292/nod-mice-susceptible-to-pancreatic-autoimmunity-demonstrate-delayed-growth-of-pancreatic-cancer
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James Dooley, Emanuela Pasciuto, Vasiliki Lagou, Yulia Lampi, Tom Dresselaers, Uwe Himmelreich, Adrian Liston
Pancreatic cancer is a high mortality form of cancer, with a median survival only six months. There are multiple associated risk factors associated, most importantly type 2 diabetes, obesity, pancreatitis and smoking. The relative rarity of the disease, however, has made it difficult to dissect causative risk factors, especially with related risk factors. A major unanswered question with important therapeutic implications is the effect of immunological responses on pancreatic cancer formation, with data from other cancers suggesting the potential for local immunological responses to either increase cancer development or increase cancer elimination...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105106/angiotensin-receptor-blocker-use-and-gastro-oesophageal-cancer-survival-a-population-based-cohort-study
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J Busby, Ú McMenamin, A Spence, B T Johnston, C Hughes, C R Cardwell
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs; including candesartan, losartan, olmesartan and valsartan) are widely used to treat hypertension, heart failure and diabetic neuropathy. There is considerable pre-clinical evidence that ARBs can reduce cancer progression, particularly for gastric cancer. Despite this, epidemiological studies have yet to assess the impact of ARB use on gastro-oesophageal cancer survival. AIM: To investigate the association between post-diagnosis ARB use and gastro-oesophageal cancer survival...
November 3, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104785/factors-affecting-one-year-survival-after-radical-cystectomy-a-prospective-study
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Marta Kwiatkowska, Bartosz Dybowski, Olga Kuczkiewicz-Siemion, Rafał Osiecki, Kaja Śmigielska, Stefan Gonczar, Sławomir Poletajew, Piotr Radziszewski
Introduction: Survival after radical cystectomy (RC) is affected by various factors. Significance of preoperative health status and its influence on treatment outcome is uncertain. The aim of the study was to prospectively evaluate overall survival, cause of death and the role of comorbidities in mortality during the first 12 months following RC. Material and methods: All patients who underwent RC between January 2014 and May 2016 for T1-T4 bladder cancer in a single center were prospectively followed...
2017: Central European Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097445/diabetes-and-overall-survival-among-breast-cancer-patients-in-the-us-military-health-system
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Stephanie Shao, Abegail A Gill, Shelia H Zahm, Ismail Jatoi, Craig D Shriver, Katherine A McGlynn, Kangmin Zhu
BACKGROUND: While research suggests that type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM-2) is associated with overall and breast cancer-specific decreased survival, most prior studies of breast cancer survival investigated the effect of pre-existing DM-2 without assessing the effect of DM-2 diagnosed at or after breast cancer diagnosis. This study examined the relationship between DM-2 diagnosed before and after breast cancer diagnosis and overall survival. METHODS: This study uses linked Department of Defense cancer registry and medical claims data from 9,398 women diagnosed with breast cancer between 1998 and 2007...
November 2, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064542/elevated-leukocyte-count-as-a-harbinger-of-systemic-inflammation-disease-progression-and-poor-prognosis-a-review
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Piotr Paweł Chmielewski, Bartłomiej Strzelec
Total leukocyte count increases significantly in response to infection, trauma, inflammation, and certain diseases. Factors affecting leukocyte count in healthy adults include sex, hormonal milieu, genetic inheritance, stress level, diet, nutrition, and lifestyle (e.g. tobacco-induced inflammatory changes, chronic psychological stress, etc.). To date, numerous studies have reported that high but normal leukocyte counts at baseline predict increased cardiovascular and noncardiovascular mortality in older adults...
October 24, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049319/clinical-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-associated-with-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-an-11-year-follow-up-report-from-taiwan
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Kuo-Shao Sun, Ching-Fang Tsai, Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen, Wan-Chun Huang
BACKGROUND: Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) has high mortality rate but prognostic factors are not well established. The aim of our study was to evaluate the trend in in-hospital mortality over a period of 11 years and identify factors affecting the clinical outcomes of patients with IPA. METHOD: We conducted a nationwide inpatient population study using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. A total of 407 IPA patients from 2002 to 2012 were included in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046248/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-outcomes-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-bacteremia
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Jung-Jr Ye, Shian-Sen Shie, Chun-Wen Cheng, Jeng-How Yang, Po-Yen Huang, Ting-Shu Wu, Ming-Hsun Lee, Ching-Tai Huang
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE-fm) bacteremia causes significant mortality in hospitalized patients. We sought to investigate clinical characteristics, treatment outcomes, and microbiological eradication associated with VRE-fm bacteremia. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted and included 210 adult patients admitted between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2015. RESULTS: The mean Pitt bacteremia score was 4...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026839/missing-the-benefit-of-metformin-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-problem-of-contrast
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Alice C Ceacareanu, George K Nimako, Zachary A P Wintrob
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether metformin's cancer-related benefits reported in patients with solid tumors (ST) are also present in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. METHODS: Baseline demographic and clinical history for all diabetes mellitus patients newly diagnosed with AML or cancer of the breast, ovary, prostate, gastrointestinal tract, lung, or kidney at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY (January 2003-December 2010, n = 924) was collected. Overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) were assessed by Kaplan-Meier (KM) analysis and Cox proportional hazards regression (hazard ratio [HR])...
July 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024491/surgical-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-after-microvascular-reconstruction-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Young-Hoon Joo, Kwang-Jae Cho, Jun-Ook Park, Sang-Yeon Kim, Min-Sik Kim
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to evaluate the importance of clinical factors in the prediction of postoperative complications in patients with microvascular reconstruction for head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). DESIGN: A retrospective review of case notes was performed. SETTING: Patients treated at a single institute. PARTICIPANTS: The present study included 259 patients with HNSCC treated with radical surgery and microvascular reconstruction between 1993 and 2014...
October 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020384/fibrosis-as-measured-by-the-biomarker-tissue-inhibitor-metalloproteinase-1-predicts-mortality-in-age-gene-environment-susceptibility-reykjavik-ages-reykjavik-study
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Gina LaRocca, Thor Aspelund, Anders M Greve, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Tushar Acharya, Gudmundur Thorgeirsson, Tamara B Harris, Lenore J Launer, Vilmundur Gudnason, Andrew E Arai
Background: Fibrosis is a key pathological process in many chronic inflammatory disease states. Aims: We hypothesized that tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-1 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (TIMP-1 and MMP-9), biomarkers of fibrosis, would predict all-cause mortality and we assessed the incremental value of these biomarkers when adjusting for clinical and other biomarkers. Methods: The cohort included 5511 community-dwelling participants in the AGES-Reykjavik Study...
August 29, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986550/pterostilbene-a-natural-phenolic-compound-synergizes-the-antineoplastic-effects-of-megestrol-acetate-in-endometrial-cancer
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Wei Wen, Gina Lowe, Cai M Roberts, James Finlay, Ernest S Han, Carlotta A Glackin, Thanh H Dellinger
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer in the United States and its incidence and mortality has been rising over the past decade. Few treatment options are available for patients with advanced and recurring endometrial cancers. Novel therapies, which are frequently toxic, are difficult to establish in this patient population which tends to be older and plagued by comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Therefore, novel, non-toxic therapies are urgently needed. Megestrol acetate is a frequently used drug in endometrial cancer patients...
October 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977962/increased-mortality-for-colorectal-cancer-patients-with-preexisting-diabetes-mellitus-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Jingtao Li, Jixi Liu, Chun Gao, Fang Liu, Hongchuan Zhao
BACKGROUND: Although the preexisting diabetes mellitus (DM) is known to have a high risk for death in many cancers, its impact on the mortality for the colorectal cancer (CRC) patients is still uncertain. In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to explore an association of DM with the survival for the CRC patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We made a relative data search from the public available databases including Medline and Embase with a cutoff date to Jan 31, 2017...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976393/-approach-to-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-the-elderly
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Ozan Onur Balkanay, Suat Nail Ömeroğlu
The prevalence of peripheral arterial disease, which usually develops on the basis of atherosclerosis and develops as a result of chronic arterial occlusive pathology, increases with age. Peripheral artery disease in the elderly patient population may be asymptomatic due to restrictive conditions associated with immobilization. Concurrent cerebrovascular disease and coronary artery disease risk and mortality rates are higher in elderly patients with peripheral artery disease. The life expectancy in patients with peripheral arterial disease is worse than in prostate cancer patients...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974895/body-mass-index-does-not-affect-the-survival-of-pancreatic-cancer-patients
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Qing-Long Jiang, Cheng-Feng Wang, Yan-Tao Tian, Huang Huang, Shui-Sheng Zhang, Dong-Bing Zhao, Jie Ma, Wei Yuan, Yue-Min Sun, Xu Che, Jian-Wei Zhang, Yun-Mian Chu, Ya-Wei Zhang, Ying-Tai Chen
AIM: To evaluate the association of body mass index (BMI) with the overall survival of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of PDAC patients diagnosed in the National Cancer Center of China between January 1999 and December 2014 was performed. These patients were categorized into four BMI groups (< 18.5, 18.5-22.9, 23-27.4 and ≥ 27.5 kg/m(2)). χ(2) tests for comparison of the proportions of categorical variables, and Student's t-test or Mann-Whitney test for continuous variables were employed...
September 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954743/morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-hyperprolactinaemia-the-prolears-study
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Enrique Soto-Pedre, Paul J Newey, John S Bevan, Graham P Leese
PURPOSE: High serum prolactin concentrations have been associated with adverse health outcomes in some but not all studies. This study aimed to examine the morbidity and all-cause mortality associated with hyperprolactinaemia. METHODS: A population-based matched cohort study in Tayside (Scotland, UK) from 1988 to 2014 was performed. Record-linkage technology was used to identify patients with hyperprolactinaemia that were compared to an age-sex-matched cohort of patients free of hyperprolactinaemia...
November 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913849/ethnic-disparities-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-hispanic-patients-in-a-single-payer-healthcare-system
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Alfredo Suarez-Sarmiento, Xiaopan Yao, Jonathan N Hofmann, Jamil S Syed, Wei K Zhao, Mark P Purdue, Wong-Ho Chow, Douglas Corley, Brian Shuch
OBJECTIVE: To investigate differences between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites diagnosed with and treated for renal cell carcinoma in an equal access healthcare system. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective cohort study within the Kaiser Permanente healthcare system using records from renal cell carcinoma cases. Ethnicity was identified as Hispanic or non-Hispanic whites. Patient characteristics, comorbidities, tumor characteristics and treatment were compared...
October 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859893/predictors-of-long-term-survival-after-renal-cancer-surgery
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Joseph Zabell, Sevag Demirjian, Brian R Lane, Ithaar H Derweesh, Sudhir Isharwal, Chalairat Suk-Ouichai, Jitao Wu, Diego Aguilar Palacios, Steven C Campbell
PURPOSE: Renal cancer surgery can adversely impact long-term function and survival. We evaluated predictors of chronic kidney disease 5 years and nonrenal cancer mortality 10 years after renal cancer surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the records of 4,283 patients who underwent renal cancer surgery from 1997 to 2008. Radical and partial nephrectomy were performed in 46% and 54% of patients, respectively. Cumulative probability ordinal modeling was used to predict chronic kidney disease status 5 years after surgery and multivariable logistic regression was used to predict nonrenal cancer mortality at 10 years...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841901/outcome-of-colon-cancer-initially-presenting-as-colon-perforation-and-obstruction
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Tsung-Ming Chen, Yen-Ta Huang, Guan-Chyuan Wang
BACKGROUND: Emergency complications of colon cancer include perforation and obstruction which were recognized as poor prognostic factors. Few studies have directly compared the outcomes of these two groups. In this study, we evaluated mortality and morbidity in patients with colon cancer initially presenting as perforation and obstruction. METHODS: Newly diagnosed colon cancer cases initially presenting with perforation or obstruction at Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, between 2009 and 2015 were included...
August 25, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840596/risk-of-cause-specific-death-in-individuals-with-cancer-modifying-role-diabetes-statins-and-metformin
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Jari Haukka, Leo Niskanen, Anssi Auvinen
Both diabetes mellitus (DM) and cancer are common diseases and they frequently occur in the same patients. We investigated the all-cause and cause-specific mortality dynamics in relation to baseline DM, statin use and metformin use. The study population consisted of 39,900 incident cancer cases from Finland, 19,822 patients were free of DM at the start of follow-up and 20,078 had DM. Mortality from all causes, and cancer, cardiovascular (CVD) and other causes was analysed using Poisson regression model with the following variables: sex, age, DM, statin and metformin usage in baseline, cancer type and stage and calendar period...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811714/sex-dependent-difference-in-the-effect-of-metformin-on-colorectal-cancer-specific-mortality-of-diabetic-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Jung Won Park, Jin Ha Lee, Ye Hyun Park, Soo Jung Park, Jae Hee Cheon, Won Ho Kim, Tae Il Kim
AIM: To assess factors associated with the higher effect of metformin on mortality in diabetic colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, since the factors related to the effectiveness of metformin have not been identified yet. METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2010, 413 patients diagnosed with both stage 3/4 CRC and diabetes mellitus were identified. Patients' demographics and clinical characteristics were analyzed. The effect of metformin on CRC-specific mortality and the interactions between metformin and each adjusted factor were evaluated...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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