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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635336/new-advances-in-focal-therapy-for-early-stage-prostate-cancer
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Kae Jack Tay, Ariel A Schulman, Christina Sze, Efrat Tsivian, Thomas J Polascik
Prostate focal therapy offers men the opportunity to achieve oncological control while preserving sexual and urinary function. The prerequisites for successful focal therapy are to accurately identify, localize and completely ablate the clinically significant cancer(s) within the prostate. We aim to evaluate the evidence for current and upcoming technologies that could shape the future of prostate cancer focal therapy in the next five years. Areas Covered: Current literature on advances in patient selection using imaging, biopsy and biomarkers, ablation techniques and adjuvant treatments for focal therapy are summarized...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634311/-bevacizumab-related-hyperintense-lesions-on-diffusion-weighted-imaging-at-different-locations-in-a-patient-with-malignant-glioma
#2
Shinya Oshiro, Naoki Wakuta, Shinichi Kawai, Koichi Miki, Yutaka Shigemori
We report the case of a 60-year-old man who first presented with transient difficulty of word recall. Subsequent MRI revealed an invasive brain tumor in the left frontal lobe. The patient underwent open biopsy, and diffuse astrocytoma(WHO grade II)was diagnosed. However, the malignant potential of this tumor was not particularly low because of a few enhancement on preoperative evaluation, and radiation therapy was initially performed. Four months after ending irradiation, temozolomide treatment was introduced for tumor regrowth...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629170/egfr-and-egfrviii-promote-angiogenesis-and-cell-invasion-in-glioblastoma-combination-therapies-for-an-effective-treatment
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REVIEW
Stefanie Keller, Mirko H H Schmidt
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and the mutant EGFRvIII are major focal points in current concepts of targeted cancer therapy for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most malignant primary brain tumor. The receptors participate in the key processes of tumor cell invasion and tumor-related angiogenesis and their upregulation correlates with the poor prognosis of glioma patients. Glioma cell invasion and increased angiogenesis share mechanisms of the degradation of the extracellular matrix (ECM) through upregulation of ECM-degrading proteases as well as the activation of aberrant signaling pathways...
June 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628550/visual-and-motor-recovery-after-cognitive-therapeutic-exercises-in-cortical-blindness-a-case-study
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Daniele De Patre, Ann Van de Winckel, Franca Panté, Carla Rizzello, Marina Zernitz, Mariam Mansour, Lara Zordan, Thomas A Zeffiro, Erin E OʼConnor, Teresa Bisson, Andrea Lupi, Carlo Perfetti
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Spontaneous visual recovery is rare after cortical blindness. While visual rehabilitation may improve performance, no visual therapy has been widely adopted, as clinical outcomes are variable and rarely translate into improvements in activities of daily living (ADLs). We explored the potential value of a novel rehabilitation approach "cognitive therapeutic exercises" for cortical blindness. CASE DESCRIPTION: The subject of this case study was 48-year-old woman with cortical blindness and tetraplegia after cardiac arrest...
July 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628381/monoclonal-immunoglobulin-associated-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-characterized-by-organized-deposits-of-striated-ultra-substructures-a-case-report
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Shigeo Hara, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Tastufumi Oka, Makiko Kusabe, Masayuki Mizui, Kensuke Joh
We herein report the case of a 64-year-old male who presented with progressive glomerulonephritis notable for organized and striated ultra-substructures. The patient was diagnosed with hypertension and proteinuria 3 years prior to admission and subsequently developed nephrotic syndrome and impairment of renal function. Laboratory tests did not reveal any evidence of infections or autoimmune diseases. Monoclonal gammopathy was not detected in serum or urine, although a small population of abnormal plasma cell clones was detected by flow cytometry...
June 19, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626876/optical-molecular-imaging-guided-radiation-therapy-part-2-integrated-x-ray-and-fluorescence-molecular-tomography
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Junwei Shi, Thirupandiyur S Udayakumar, Zhiqun Wang, Nesrin Dogan, Alan Pollack, Yidong Yang
PURPOSE: Differentiating tumor from its surrounding soft tissues is challenging for x-ray computed tomography (CT). Fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) can directly localize the internal tumors targeted with specific fluorescent probes. A FMT system was developed and integrated onto a CT guided irradiator to improve tumor localization for image guided radiation. METHODS: The FMT system was aligned orthogonal to the cone beam CT onboard our previously developed image guided small animal arc radiation treatment system (iSMAART)...
June 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626862/acoustic-field-characterization-of-a-clinical-magnetic-resonance-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-system-inside-the-magnet-bore
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Satya V V N Kothapalli, Michael B Altman, Ari Partanen, Leighton Wan, H Michael Gach, William Straube, Dennis E Hallahan, Hong Chen
PURPOSE: With the expanding clinical application of magnetic resonance-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU), acoustic field characterization of MR-HIFU systems is needed for facilitating regulatory approval and ensuring consistent and safe power output of HIFU transducers. However, the established acoustic field measurement techniques typically use equipment that cannot be used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite, thus posing a challenge to the development and execution of HIFU acoustic field characterization techniques...
June 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624878/a-combination-of-three-repurposed-drugs-administered-at-reperfusion-as-a-promising-therapy-for-postischemic-brain-injury
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I-Chen Yu, Ping-Chang Kuo, Jui-Hung Yen, Hallel C Paraiso, Eric T Curfman, Benecia C Hong-Goka, Robert D Sweazey, Fen-Lei Chang
Cerebral ischemia leads to multifaceted injury to the brain. A polytherapeutic drug that can be administered immediately after reperfusion may increase protection to the brain by simultaneously targeting multiple deleterious cascades. This study evaluated efficacy of the combination of three clinically approved drugs: lamotrigine, minocycline, and lovastatin, using two mouse models: global and focal cerebral ischemia induced by transient occlusion of the common carotid arteries or the middle cerebral artery, respectively...
June 17, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624414/corneal-kindled-c57bl-6-mice-exhibit-saturated-dentate-gyrus-long-term-potentiation-and-associated-memory-deficits-in-the-absence-of-overt-neuron-loss
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Gregory J Remigio, Jaycie L Loewen, Sage Heuston, Colin Helgeson, H Steve White, Karen S Wilcox, Peter J West
Memory deficits have a significant impact on the quality of life of patients with epilepsy and currently no effective treatments exist to mitigate this comorbidity. While these cognitive comorbidities can be associated with varying degrees of hippocampal cell death and hippocampal sclerosis, more subtle changes in hippocampal physiology independent of cell loss may underlie memory dysfunction in many epilepsy patients. Accordingly, animal models of epilepsy or epileptic processes exhibiting memory deficits in the absence of cell loss could facilitate novel therapy discovery...
June 14, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621239/a-microrna-signature-associated-with-pathological-complete-response-to-novel-neoadjuvant-therapy-regimen-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Raúl García-Vazquez, Erika Ruiz-García, Abelardo Meneses García, Horacio Astudillo-de la Vega, Fernando Lara-Medina, Alberto Alvarado-Miranda, Héctor Maldonado-Martínez, Juan A González-Barrios, Alma D Campos-Parra, Sergio Rodríguez Cuevas, Laurence A Marchat, César López-Camarillo
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy aims to improve the outcome of breast cancer patients, but only few would benefit from this treatment. Pathological complete response has been proposed as a surrogate marker for the prediction of long-term clinical benefits; however, 50%-85% patients have an unfavorable pathological complete response to chemotherapy. MicroRNAs are known biomarkers of breast cancer progression; nevertheless, their potential to identify patients with pathological complete response remains poorly understood...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620766/phenotype-transformation-of-aortic-valve-interstitial-cells-due-to-applied-shear-stresses-within-a-microfluidic-chip
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Xinmei Wang, Joohyung Lee, Mir Ali, Jungkyu Kim, Carla M R Lacerda
Despite valvular heart diseases constituting a significant medical problem, the acquisition of information describing their pathophysiology remains difficult. Due to valvular size, role and location within the body, there is a need for in vitro systems that can recapitulate disease onset and progression. This study combines the development of an in vitro model and its application in the mechanical stimulation of valvular cell transformation. Specifically, porcine aortic valvular interstitial cells (PAVIC) were cultured on polydimethylsiloxane microfluidic devices with or without exposure to shear stresses...
June 15, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620731/retinoblastoma
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Raksha Rao, Santosh G Honavar
Retinoblastoma represents 3% of all childhood cancers, and is the most common intraocular malignancy of childhood. It is fatal, if untreated. White eye reflex, also known as leukocoria, is the commonest sign, followed by strabismus. The pediatricians have a very important role to play in the diagnosis of this relatively rare, but easily detectable tumor. Early diagnosis yields better results. The management of retinoblastoma has gradually evolved over the past few decades, with an aim to not only preserve life and eye, but also optimize residual vision...
June 16, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620495/familial-partial-lipodystrophy-and-proteinuric-renal-disease-due-to-a-missense-c-1045c%C3%A2-%C3%A2-t-lmna-mutation
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Athanasios Fountas, Zoe Giotaki, Evangelia Dounousi, George Liapis, Alexandra Bargiota, Agathocles Tsatsoulis, Stelios Tigas
Proteinuric renal disease is prevalent in congenital or acquired forms of generalized lipodystrophy. In contrast, an association between familial partial lipodystrophy (FPLD) and renal disease has been documented in very few cases. A 22-year-old female patient presented with impaired glucose tolerance, hyperinsulinemia, hirsutism and oligomenorrhea. On examination, there was partial loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue in the face, upper and lower limbs, bird-like facies with micrognathia and low set ears and mild acanthosis nigricans...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615961/the-role-of-novel-biomarkers-in-childhood-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-a-narrative-review-of-published-evidence
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REVIEW
Samuel N Uwaezuoke
Two histological subtypes of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome are commonly recognized in children, namely minimal change nephropathy and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Children with minimal change nephropathy (the majority of whom are steroid-sensitive) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (the majority of whom are steroid-resistant) require early identification in order to ensure appropriate therapeutic intervention and better outcome. Although renal biopsy and histology remain the ideal diagnostic steps to identify these histological subtypes, reports indicate that serum and urinary biomarkers are now being utilized in the investigation of childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612019/thermal-ablation-in-the-management-of-colorectal-cancer-patients-with-oligometastatic-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Elena Nadia Petre, Constantinos Sofocleous
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection of limited colorectal liver disease improves long-term survival and can be curative in a subset of selected cases. Image-guided percutaneous ablation therapies have emerged as safe and effective alternative options for selected patients with unresectable colorectal liver metastases (CLM) that can be ablated with margins. Ablation causes focal destruction of tissue and has increasingly been shown to provide durable eradication of tumors. METHODS: A selective review of literature was conducted in PubMed, focusing on recent studies reporting on the safety, efficacy, and long-term outcomes of percutaneous ablation modalities in the treatment of CLM...
March 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610723/pathophysiology-of-paroxysmal-and-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-rotors-foci-and-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Dennis H Lau, Dominik Linz, Ulrich Schotten, Rajiv Mahajan, Prashanthan Sanders, Jonathan M Kalman
Recent advances in our understanding of the mechanisms underlying atrial fibrillation (AF) have further underscored the complex pathophysiological basis of the arrhythmia. It has become apparent that the current clinical classification of AF does not reflect the severity of the underlying atrial disease. Atrial fibrosis has been identified as the key structural change in different substrates that are responsible for the perpetuation of AF. Three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping and late gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging are novel modalities that can be used to facilitate identification and quantitation of atrial fibrosis for improved delineation of the AF substrate...
May 24, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610655/the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Ana-Luisa Stefanski, Christian Tomiak, Uwe Pleyer, Thomas Dietrich, Gerd Rüdiger Burmester, Thomas Dörner
BACKGROUND: Sjögren's syndrome is one of the more common inflammatory rheumatological diseases, with a prevalence of at least 0.4% in Germany. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective search in PubMed. Special attention is drawn to updated classification criteria and current treatment recommendations. RESULTS: Sjögren's syndrome has a wide variety of presentations, ranging from the local involvement of exocrine glands with keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia (the leading signs of the disease) to the systemic, extraglandular involvement of multiple organs...
May 26, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607351/early-oxygen-therapy-does-not-protect-the-brain-from-vasogenic-edema-following-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-adult-male-rats
#18
Elmira Pasban, Hamdollah Panahpour, Akbar Vahdati
Brain edema aggravates primary brain injury and increases its mortality rate after ischemic stroke. It is believed that normobaric oxygen therapy (NBO) may produce neuroprotective effects against ischemic stroke; however, reports have been controversial, and its effects on vasogenic brain edema as a major complication of brain ischemia have not been clarified. The present study investigates the effects of NBO on cerebral edema and blood - brain barrier integrity using rat model of ischemic stroke. Transient focal cerebral ischemia was induced in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats by left middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 90 min followed by 24 h reperfusion...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607179/phf6-regulates-phenotypic-plasticity-through-chromatin-organization-within-lineage-specific-genes
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Yadira M Soto-Feliciano, Jordan M E Bartlebaugh, Yunpeng Liu, Francisco J Sánchez-Rivera, Arjun Bhutkar, Abraham S Weintraub, Jason D Buenrostro, Christine S Cheng, Aviv Regev, Tyler E Jacks, Richard A Young, Michael T Hemann
Developmental and lineage plasticity have been observed in numerous malignancies and have been correlated with tumor progression and drug resistance. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms that enable such plasticity to occur. Here, we describe the function of the plant homeodomain finger protein 6 (PHF6) in leukemia and define its role in regulating chromatin accessibility to lineage-specific transcription factors. We show that loss of Phf6 in B-cell leukemia results in systematic changes in gene expression via alteration of the chromatin landscape at the transcriptional start sites of B-cell- and T-cell-specific factors...
June 12, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606091/lasp2-suppresses-colorectal-cancer-progression-through-jnk-p38-mapk-pathway-meditated-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#20
Bin Wang, Lanzhi Zhang, Liying Zhao, Rui Zhou, Yanqing Ding, Guoxin Li, Liang Zhao
BACKGROUND: LASP2 (LIM and SH3 Protein 2) is a small focal adhesion protein belongs to nebulin protein family. As the newest member of nebulette family, the function of LASP2 remains to be identified. METHODS: The relationship between LASP2 expression and clinical characteristics of CRC was analyzed in 89 paraffin-embedded archived CRC specimens by immunohistochemistry (IHC). The effects of LASP2 on cell growth and migration were examined in vitro, using CCK-8 and transwell assays...
June 12, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
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