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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927202/role-of-molecular-biomarkers-in-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-fungal-diseases-in-children
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Anna R Huppler, Brian T Fisher, Thomas Lehrnbecher, Thomas J Walsh, William J Steinbach
Invasive fungal diseases are important clinical problems that are often complicated by severe illness and therefore the inability to use invasive measures to definitively diagnose the disease. Tests for a range of fungal biomarkers that do not require an invasive sample-collection procedure have been incorporated into adult clinical practice, but pediatric data and pediatric-specific recommendations for some of these diagnostic tools are lacking. In this review, we summarize the published literature and contemporary strategies for using the biomarkers galactomannan, (1→3)-β-d-glucan, Candida mannan antigen and anti-mannan antibody, and fungal polymerase chain reaction for diagnosing invasive fungal disease in children...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927124/plasma-membrane-expression-of-znf185-is-a-prognostic-factor-in-pancreatic-ductal-carcinoma
#2
Daisuke Furukawa, Tsuyoshi Chijiwa, Masahiro Matsuyama, Masaya Mukai, Ei-Ichi Matsuo, Osamu Nishimura, Kenji Kawai, Hiroshi Suemizu, Toshio Nakagohri, Soji Ozawa, Kazuaki Shimada, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka, Masato Nakamura
Pancreatic ductal carcinoma (PDC) is one of the major causes of cancer-associated mortality globally due to its high potential for distant metastasis. To understand hematogenous metastasis, the molecular expression profiles of weak metastatic PDC cell subline BxPC-3 and highly liver-metastatic cell subline LM-BxPC-3 were compared, and zinc finger protein 185 (ZNF185) was identified as a molecule that is upregulated in LM-BxPC-3 cells. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinicopathological significance of ZNF185 in PDC...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927090/downregulation-of-pdcd4-by-mir-21-suppresses-tumor-transformation-and-proliferation-in-a-nude-mouse-renal-cancer-model
#3
Haixin Yuan, Shiyong Xin, Yaoping Huang, Yingfan Bao, Hao Jiang, Liqing Zhou, Xiaoqiang Ren, Liang Li, Qian Wang, Jianguo Zhang
Programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4) is known to suppress neoplastic transformation, cell proliferation and metastasis, and to be downregulated by microRNA-21 (miR-21) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cell lines and tissues. The aim of the present study was to investigate the roles of and association between PDCD4 and miR-21 in a nude mouse renal cancer model. A total of 24 BALB/c male nude mice were randomly assigned into the following three groups: Negative control (NC; n=8), miR-21 inhibitor (n=8) and miR-21 mimic (n=8)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926288/effect-of-inpatient-palliative-care-during-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-on-psychological-distress-6-months-after-transplant-results-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Areej El-Jawahri, Lara Traeger, Joseph A Greer, Harry VanDusen, Sarah R Fishman, Thomas W LeBlanc, William F Pirl, Vicki A Jackson, Jason Telles, Alison Rhodes, Zhigang Li, Thomas R Spitzer, Steven McAfee, Yi-Bin A Chen, Jennifer S Temel
Purpose Inpatient palliative care integrated with transplant care improves patients' quality of life (QOL) and symptom burden during hematopoietic stem-cell transplant (HCT). We assessed patients' mood, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and QOL 6 months post-transplant. Methods We randomly assigned 160 patients with hematologic malignancies who underwent autologous or allogeneic HCT to inpatient palliative care integrated with transplant care (n = 81) or transplant care alone (n = 79). At baseline and 6 months post-transplant, we assessed mood, PTSD symptoms, and QOL with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and Patient Health Questionnaire, PTSD checklist, and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Bone Marrow Transplant...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925783/laparoscopic-assisted-resection-for-advanced-colorectal-cancer-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
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Ze-Nan Xia, Rui Hou, Wei Zhu, Ru Yao, Zhao Lu, Hui-Zhong Qiu, Guo-Le Lin
AIM: To evaluate the feasibility, short- and long-term outcomes, and safety of laparoscopic resection for advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) in solid organ transplant recipients. METHODS: Between September 2001 and April 2016, five patients who underwent laparoscopic-assisted resection for CRC after solid organ transplantation were included in this study. Their clinical data were retrospectively analyzed with regard to patient demographics, immunosuppressive therapy, tumor characteristics, surgical outcomes, and follow-up data...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925583/decreasing-incidence-of-cancer-after-liver-transplantation-a-nordic-population-based-study-over-three-decades
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A Nordin, F Åberg, E Pukkala, C R Pedersen, H H Storm, A Rasmussen, W Bennet, M Olausson, H Wilczek, B-G Ericzon, S Tretli, P-D Line, T H Karlsen, K M Boberg, H Isoniemi
Cancer remains one of the most serious long-term complications after liver transplantation (LT). Data for all adult LT patients between 1982 and 2013 was extracted from the Nordic Liver Transplant Registry. Through linkage with respective national cancer-registry data, we calculated standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) based on country, sex, calendar time, and age-specific incidence rates. Altogether 461 cancers were observed in 424 individuals out the 4246 LT patients during a mean 6.6-year follow-up. The overall SIR was 2...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925418/mhealth-application-areas-and-technology-combinations-a-comparison-of-literature-from-high-and-low-middle-income-countries
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Haitham Abaza, Michael Marschollek
BACKGROUND: With the continuous and enormous spread of mobile technologies, mHealth has evolved as a new subfield of eHealth. While eHealth is broadly focused on information and communication technologies, mHealth seeks to explore more into mobile devices and wireless communication. Since mobile phone penetration has exceeded other infrastructure in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), mHealth is seen as a promising component to provide pervasive and patient-centered care. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our research work for this paper is to examine the mHealth literature to identify application areas, target diseases, and mHealth service and technology types that are most appropriate for LMICs...
August 8, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924600/alcoholic-liver-disease-is-a-strong-predictor-of-colorectal-polyps-in-liver-transplant-recipients
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Ann T Ma, Amélie Therrien, Jeanne-Marie Giard, Daniel von Renteln, Mickael Bouin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:  Colorectal cancer (CRC) is associated with a significantly reduced survival rate in transplant recipients. The prevalence and risk factors of CRC and of colorectal polyps after orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) remain unclear. The study aim was to determine the prevalence of colorectal polyps in OLT recipients. A secondary objective was to explore possible risk factors of polyps. PATIENTS AND MATERIALS:  This was a retrospective single center study of all OLT recipients transplanted between 2007 and 2009...
September 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922238/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-time-for-diagnostic-biomarkers-and-biotherapies
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Louis Royer-Perron, Khê Hoang-Xuan, Agusti Alentorn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare cancer with a somber prognosis in older patients, which it affects predominantly. Only in recent years have molecular alterations characterizing PCNSL been thoroughly described. This opens possibilities for the use of targeted therapies. Developments in imaging and biomarkers have also great potential to help clinicians faced with diagnostic and prognostic uncertainties. RECENT FINDINGS: Several biomarkers for PCNSL, such as different microRNAs, which could be tested in cerebrospinal fluid and vitreous fluid, and IL-10, which has been shown to have excellent sensitivity and specificity in the cerebrospinal fluid, have emerged in the last years...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921938/prostate-cancer-treatment-in-renal-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Giancarlo Marra, Ettore Dalmasso, Marco Angello, Stefania Munegato, Andrea Bosio, Omidreza Sedigh, Luigi Biancone, Paolo Gontero
BACKGROUND: The majority of kidney transplants are performed in recipients (RTR) over 50; simultaneously their life expectancy is improving. The increasing age and number of RTR is likely to be paralleled by an increase of prostate cancer (PCa) incidence. However, little is known on the optimal management of these patients who represent a therapeutic challenge due to medical and anatomical graft-related issues. METHODS: AMED, Medline and Embase were searched until November 17(th) , 2016 adhering to the PRISMA guidelines and the AMSTAR checklist to investigate oncological and functional outcomes of PCa treatment in RTR...
September 18, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920950/impact-of-a-dedicated-post-transplant-vaccination-service-at-an-australian-cancer-centre
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B W Teh, T Joyce, M A Slavin, K A Thursky, L J Worth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 18, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919910/chloroma-of-the-testis-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Mohammad Hossein Sanei, Matin Shariati
Chloroma, or granulocytic sarcoma, is a rare extramedullary solid hematologic cancer, found concomitant with acute myeloid leukemia. It is infrequently associated with other myeloproliferative disorders or chronic myelogenous leukemia. Chloroma of the testis after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation is particularly sparsely represented in the literature. It is suggested that an appropriate panel of marker studies be performed along with clinical correlation and circumspection to avoid misleading conclusions...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919347/invasive-mold-infections-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-patients-with-hematologic-cancer-or-stem-cell-transplantation-2000-2016-uncommon-with-improved-survival-but-still-deadly-often
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Minas P Economides, Leomar Y Ballester, Vinodh A Kumar, Ying Jiang, Jeffrey Tarrand, Victor Prieto, Harrys A Torres, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis
BACKGROUND: Historically considered to have very poor outcome, there is paucity of recent data regarding invasive mold infections (IMIs) of the central nervous system (CNS) in patients with hematologic cancer (HC) or stem cell transplantation (SCT). METHODS: We reviewed the records of HC patients and/or SCT recipients who were diagnosed with CNS IMIs (EORTC/MSG criteria) at MD Anderson Cancer Center (1/1/2000-6/31/2016). Risk factors for survival at day (d) 42 post diagnosis were assessed...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916148/chemokine-receptor-directed-imaging-and-therapy
#14
REVIEW
Andreas K Buck, Antje Stolzenburg, Heribert Hänscheid, Andreas Schirbel, Katharina Lückerath, Margret Schottelius, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Constantin Lapa
The C - X - C chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) and its natural ligand CXCL12 are key factors in the process of cell migration, homing of hematopoietic stem cells to the bone marrow, and represent important mediators of angiogenesis and cell proliferation. The CXCR4/CXCL12 interplay can be disrupted by CXCR4 antagonists such as Plerixafor which are already in daily clinical use, i.e. for mobilization and subsequent harvesting of hematopoietic progenitor cells and stem cell transplantation. In a pathological condition, involvement in the process of metastasis and homing of cancer cells to a protective niche has been described, making CXCR4 an attractive target for imaging and treatment of malignant diseases...
September 12, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915639/heptamethine-carbocyanine-dz-1-dye-for-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jiaze An, Ningning Zhao, Caiqin Zhang, Yong Zhao, Dengxu Tan, Ya Zhao, Bing Bai, Hai Zhang, Boyang Jason Wu, Changhong Shi
Near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) dyes have recently emerged as promising tools for non-invasive imaging of different types of cancers. Here, we explored the potential utility of a NIRF DZ-1 dye, with dual imaging and tumour targeting functions, in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We showed the preferential uptake of DZ-1 by HCC cells in vitro and in derived subcutaneous/orthotopic tumour xenografts, accompanied by a minimal effect on normal cells. DZ-1 simplified tumour growth profiling as well, since we were able to correlate NIRF signals with tumour volume and/or tumour-emitting luminescence in mice...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914637/signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-gain-of-function-primary-immunodeficiency-immunodysregulation-disorders
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Filippo Consonni, Laura Dotta, Francesca Todaro, Donatella Vairo, Raffaele Badolato
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe primary immunodeficiencies caused by gain-of-function (GOF) mutations of signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) genes, a group of genetically determined disorders characterized by susceptibility to infections and, in many cases, autoimmune manifestations. RECENT FINDINGS: GOF mutations affecting STAT1 result in increased STAT tyrosine phosphorylation and secondarily increased response to STAT1-signaling cytokines, such as interferons...
September 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914398/characteristics-and-prognosis-of-breast-cancer-after-liver-or-kidney-transplantation
#17
I-Ji Jeong, Sung-Gyu Lee, Young Hoon Kim, Beom Seok Ko, Jong Won Lee, Byung Ho Son, Se-Hyun Ahn, Hee Jeong Kim
PURPOSE: Immunoediting is crucial in cancer development and progression. This study compared the characteristics and prognosis of post-transplant breast cancer (PTBC) patients receiving immunosuppressants and general breast cancer patients. METHODS: Data from the Asan Medical Center Breast Cancer (AMCBC), kidney transplantation, and liver transplantation databases recorded during 1989-2013 were retrospectively analyzed. Four controls of AMCBC cohort per one case of PTBC cohort were selected based on tumor size, lymph node metastasis, and age...
September 15, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911808/renal-transplantation-after-treatment-for-a-urological-cancer-who-and-when-does-evidence-help-for-a-challenge
#18
EDITORIAL
Javier Burgos-Revilla, Victoria Gomez-Dos-Santos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 11, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906159/advances-in-nano-delivery-systems-for-doxorubicin-an-updated-insight
#19
Ummarah Kanwal, Nadeem Irfan Bukhari, Muhammad Ovais, Nasir Abass, Khalid Hussain, Abida Raza
Doxorubicin (DOX) is the most effective chemotherapeutic drug developed against broad range of cancers such as solid tumors, transplantable leukemias and lymphomas. Conventional DOX induced cardiotoxicity has limited its use. FDA approved drugs i.e. non-pegylated liposomal (Myocet®) and pegylated liposomal (Doxil®) formulations have no doubt shown comparatively reduced cardiotoxicity, but has raised new toxicity issues. The entrapment of doxorubicin in biocompatible, biodegradable and safe nano delivery systems can prevent its degradation in circulation minimizing its toxicity with increased half life, enhanced pharmacokinetic profile leading to improved patient compliance...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905009/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-cancer-an-almost-exclusive-eastern-procedure
#20
REVIEW
Rafael S Pinheiro, Daniel R Waisberg, Lucas S Nacif, Vinicius Rocha-Santos, Rubens M Arantes, Liliana Ducatti, Rodrigo B Martino, Quirino Lai, Wellington Andraus, Luiz A C D'Albuquerque
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most prevalent cancer and it is linked with chronic liver disease. Liver transplantation (LT) is the best curative treatment modality, since it can cure simultaneously the underlying liver disease and HCC. Milan criteria (MC) are the benchmark for selecting patients with HCC for LT, achieving up to 91% 1-year survival post transplantation. However, when considering intention-to-treat (ITT) rates are substantially lower, mainly due dropout. Additionally, Milan criteria (MC) are too restrictive and more inclusive criteria have been reported with good outcomes...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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