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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346770/a-core-outcome-set-for-localised-prostate-cancer-effectiveness-trials
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Steven MacLennan, Paula R Williamson, Hanneke Bekema, Marion Campbell, Craig Ramsay, James N'Dow, Sara MacLennan, Luke Vale, Philipp Dahm, Nicolas Mottet, Thomas Lam, Paul Abel, Hashim U Ahmed, Gary Akehurst, Robert Almquist, Karl Beck, David Budd, Steven Canfield, James Catto, Philip Cornford, William Cross, Alexander Ewen, Judith Grant, Rakesh Heer, David Hurst, Rob Jones, Roger Kockelbergh, Andrew Mackie, Graham MacDonald, Alan McNeill, Malcolm Mason, Sam McClinton, Duncan McLaren, Hugh Mostafid, Ian Pearce, Linda Pennet, Justine Royle, Hans Schreuder, Grant D Stewart, Henk van der Poel, Kevin Wardlaw, Thomas Wiegel
OBJECTIVE: To develop a core outcome set (COS) applicable for effectiveness trials of all interventions for localised prostate cancer. BACKGROUND: Many treatments exist for localised prostate cancer, although it is unclear which offers the optimal therapeutic ratio. This is confounded by inconsistencies in the selection, definition, measurement and reporting of outcomes in clinical trials. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A list of 79 outcomes was derived from a systematic review of published localised prostate cancer effectiveness studies and semi-structured interviews with 15 prostate cancer patients...
March 27, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344924/idiopathic-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis
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REVIEW
Martina Bonifazi, M Angeles Montero, Elisabetta A Renzoni
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (IPPFE) is a rare fibrosing lung disease, affecting the visceral pleura and the subpleural parenchyma with an upper lobe predilection, included as a distinct clinicopathologic entity in the latest international multidisciplinary classification of the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIP). We aim to summarize the current evidence on IPPFE, in terms of clinical features and potential treatments. RECENT FINDINGS: Overall, there is increasing awareness of PPFE in association with a separate ILD pattern...
2017: Current Pulmonology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344914/automatic-classification-of-histopathological-diagnoses-for-building-a-large-scale-tissue-catalogue
#3
Robert Reihs, Heimo Müller, Stefan Sauer, Kurt Zatloukal
In this paper an automatic classification system for pathological findings is presented. The starting point in our undertaking was a pathologic tissue collection with about 1.4 million tissue samples described by free text records over 23 years. Exploring knowledge out of this "big data" pool is a challenging task, especially when dealing with unstructured data spanning over many years. The classification is based on an ontology-based term extraction and decision tree build with a manually curated classification system...
2017: Health and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344813/the-modern-role-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-in-the-management-of-localised-and-locally-advanced-prostate-cancer
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Charlotte Gunner, Aziz Gulamhusein, Derek J Rosario
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 50% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer will be exposed to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) at some stage. The role of ADT in the management of metastatic disease has long been recognised, and its place in the management of localised and locally advanced disease has become clearer in the past few years. Nevertheless, concerns remain that some men might not benefit from ADT in earlier-stage disease. The purpose of the current article is to provide a brief narrative review of the role of ADT as part of a strategy of treatment with curative intent, concentrating mainly on key recent developments in the area...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344494/prophylactic-and-curative-anti-ulcerogenic-activity-and-the-possible-mechanisms-of-action-of-some-desert-plants
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Reham M El-Meligy, Amani S Awaad, Gamal A Soliman, Sanaa A Kenawy, Saleh I Alqasoumi
The present study aimed to evaluate the anti-ulcerogenic activities and the possible mechanisms of action of seven desert plants from different families. Conyza dioscoridis (L.) Desf. (Asteraceae), Euphorbia hirta L. (Euphorpiaceae), Origanum syriacum L., Salvia lanigera L. (Lamiaceae), Sisymbrium irio L., Solanum nigrum Linn. (Solanaceae) and Solenostemma arghel (Del.) Hayne. (Asclepiadaceae), were tested using prophylactic and curative models of absolute ethanol-induced ulcer, at three doses (125, 250 & 500 mg/kg) of each extract...
March 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344088/development-of-a-robust-and-validated-2d-qspr-model-for-sweetness-potency-of-diverse-functional-organic-molecules
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Probir Kumar Ojha, Kunal Roy
In the present report, we have developed a predictive QSPR model using only easily computable two-dimensional (2D) descriptors from diverse classes of sweetening agents to find out the key structural properties which regulate their sweet potency. The available data set was curated to remove salts, mixtures and compounds without having a definite structure. A k-fold double cross validation technique was employed for variable selection prior to development of the final model. The final model was developed using partial least squares (PLS) regression analysis and selected based on a mean absolute error (MAE) based criteria for the validation sets...
March 24, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343889/feasibility-safety-and-efficacy-of-two-stage-hepatectomy-for-bilobar-liver-metastases-of-colorectal-cancer-a-livermetsurvey-analysis
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Jean Marc Regimbeau, Cyril Cosse, Gernot Kaiser, Catherine Hubert, Christophe Laurent, Real Lapointe, Helen Isoniemi, Rene Adam
BACKGROUND: The combination of liver resection and chemotherapy has become the standard of care for colorectal liver metastases (LM). The objective of the present study was to evaluate the impact of TSH on the long-term survival of patients with bilobar LM. METHODS: We included adult (over-18) patients from the LiverMetSurvey registry with confirmed multiple colorectal LM and having undergone either one-stage hepatectomy or TSH with curative intent. The "TSH (2/2)" group (n = 625) comprised patients having completed both stages of TSH; the "TSH (1/2)" group (n = 244) comprised patients having undergone only the first stage of TSH; the "hepatectomy" group...
March 23, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343024/sex-estimation-with-the-total-area-of-the-proximal-femur-a-densitometric-approach
#8
Francisco Curate, Anabela Albuquerque, Izilda Ferreira, Eugénia Cunha
The estimation of sex is a central step to establish the biological profile of an anonymous skeletal individual. Imaging techniques, including bone densitometry, have been used to evaluate sex in remains incompletely skeletonized. In this paper, we present a technique for sex estimation using the total area (TA) of the proximal femur, a two-dimensional areal measurement determined through densitometry. TA was acquired from a training sample (112 females; 112 males) from the Coimbra Identified Skeletal Collection (University of Coimbra, Portugal)...
March 8, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342938/the-impact-of-neoadjuvant-therapy-on-the-histopathological-features-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Stephan Schorn, Ihsan Ekin Demir, Carmen Mota Reyes, Cemil Saricaoglu, Nicole Samm, Rebekka Schirren, Elke Tieftrunk, Daniel Hartmann, Helmut Friess, Güralp Onur Ceyhan
BACKGROUND: Due to increased rates of curative tumor resections exceeding 60% after FOLFIRINOX-treatment, neoadjuvant therapy/NTx is increasingly recognized as an effective therapy option for downstaging borderline or locally advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma/PDAC. Yet, the effects of NTx on the common histopathological features of PDAC have not been systematically analysed. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to assess the impact of NTx on relevant histopathological features of PDAC...
March 14, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342361/giant-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-rectum-with-lymph-node-metastasis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Hiroyuki Anzai, Hiroaki Nozawa, Junichiro Tanaka, Koji Yasuda, Kensuke Otani, Takeshi Nishikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Keisuke Hata, Kazushige Kawai, Tetsuo Ushiku, Soichiro Ishihara, Toshimi Takano, Masashi Fukayama, Toshiaki Watanabe
INTRODUCTION: Leiomyosarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract is very rare, with a reported frequency of less than 0.1% of all malignancies of the colorectum. It is important to diagnose leiomyosarcoma definitively by immunohistochemical profiling of smooth muscle actin, desmin, and CD34. True leiomyosarcoma of the colorectum diagnosed by immunnohistochemical profiling is extremely rare that only 13 reports have been published in reviews of resected gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumors after 1998...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342269/acral-lentiginous-melanoma-versus-other-melanoma-a-single-center-analysis-in-japan
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Maiko Wada, Takamichi Ito, Gaku Tsuji, Takeshi Nakahara, Akihito Hagihara, Masutaka Furue, Hiroshi Uchi
We summarize herein our 14-year experience of conventional treatment outcomes before the era of molecular-targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Specifically, we conducted a retrospective review of our 252 patients with primary cutaneous melanoma (acral lentiginous melanoma [ALM], n = 121; non-acral lentiginous melanoma [non-ALM], n = 131), and compared the prognostic factors between ALM and non-ALM. Melanoma-specific survival and disease-free survival were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Regarding the results, all patients were Japanese (106 male and 146 female), with a mean age of 60...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342223/ritonavir-and-ixazomib-kill-bladder-cancer-cells-by-causing-ubiquitinated-protein-accumulation
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Akinori Sato, Takako Asano, Kazuki Okubo, Makoto Isono, Tomohiko Asano
There is no curative treatment for advanced bladder cancer. Causing ubiquitinated protein accumulation and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is a novel approach to cancer treatment. The human immunodeficiency virus protease inhibitor ritonavir has been reported to suppress heat shock protein 90 and increase the amount of unfolded proteins in the cell. If the proteasome functions normally, however, they are rapidly degraded. We postulated that the novel proteasome inhibitor ixazomib combined with ritonavir would kill bladder cancer cells effectively by inhibiting degradation of these unfolded proteins and thereby causing ubiquitinated proteins to accumulate...
March 25, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342128/efficacy-and-safety-of-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-in-elderly-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Byeong Geun Song, Yang Won Min, Jun Haeng Lee, Hyuk Lee, Byung-Hoon Min, Poong-Lyul Rhee, Jae J Kim
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been widely applied in superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SESCC) as a minimally invasive treatment, which has advantages over surgery, especially in the elderly who have high risk of surgery. This study elucidated the efficacy and safety of ESD for SESCC in the elderly. METHODS: Between April 2007 and June 2016, a total of 176 patients with SESCC treated with ESD were analyzed. Clinical outcomes including En bloc, complete, and curative resection rates, procedure-related complication rates, and cumulative recurrence rates were compared between the elderly (n = 46, ≥70 years of age) and the non-elderly groups (n = 130, <70 years of age)...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342125/underwater-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-is-associated-with-fewer-recurrences-and-earlier-curative-resections-compared-to-conventional-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-for-large-colorectal-polyps
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Robert J Schenck, Darius A Jahann, James T Patrie, Edward B Stelow, Dawn G Cox, Dushant S Uppal, Bryan G Sauer, Vanessa M Shami, Daniel S Strand, Andrew Y Wang
BACKGROUND: Studies comparing the efficacy and safety of conventional saline-assisted piecemeal endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) to underwater EMR (UEMR) without submucosal lifting of colorectal polyps are lacking. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of EMR to UEMR of large colorectal polyps. METHODS: Two hundred eighty-nine colorectal polyps were removed by a single endoscopist from 7/2007 to 2/2015 using EMR or UEMR. 135 polyps (EMR: 62, UEMR: 73) that measured ≥15 mm and had not undergone prior attempted polypectomy were evaluated for rates of complete macroscopic resection and adverse events...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342103/survival-and-prognostic-factors-after-adjuvant-131-iodine-labeled-lipiodol-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-retrospective-analysis-of-106-patients-over-20-years
#15
Jonathan Olesinski, François Mithieux, Olivier Guillaud, Marie-Noëlle Hilleret, Catherine Lombard-Bohas, Luc Henry, Olivier Boillot, Thomas Walter, Christian Partensky, Pierre Paliard, Pierre-Jean Valette, Jean-Philippe Vuillez, Françoise Borson-Chazot, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Jérôme Dumortier
OBJECTIVE: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has high recurrence rate after curative treatment. The aim of the present study was to report our experience with adjuvant use of (131)I-lipiodol after curative treatment of HCC in terms of recurrence and survival in a large cohort of patients with a long follow-up. METHODS: All patients treated with (131)I-lipiodol after curative treatment of HCC in two French centers from 1991 to 2009 were included in a retrospective cohort study...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341735/venous-thromboembolism-is-associated-with-graft-versus-host-disease-and-increased-non-relapse-mortality-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#16
Natasha Kekre, Haesook T Kim, Vincent T Ho, Corey Cutler, Philippe Armand, Sarah Nikiforow, Edwin P Alyea, Robert J Soiffer, Joseph H Antin, Jean M Connors, John Koreth
Although venous thromboembolism rates and risk factors are well described in patients with cancer, there are limited data on the incidence, risk factors and outcomes of thrombosis after allogeneic stem cell transplantation, a curative therapy for patients with hematologic malignancies. We aimed to determine the incidence and risks associated with venous thrombosis in allogeneic stem cell transplant. We studied 2276 recipients of first transplant between 2002-2013 at our institution with a median follow-up of 50 months (range 4-146)...
March 24, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341416/a-physiologically-oriented-transcriptomic-analysis-of-the-midgut-of-tenebrio-molitor
#17
Nathalia R Moreira, Christiane Cardoso, Renata O Dias, Clelia Ferreira, Walter R Terra
Physiological data showed that T. molitor midgut is buffered at pH 5.6 at the two anterior thirds and at 7.9 at the posterior third. Furthermore, water is absorbed and secreted at the anterior and posterior midgut, respectively, driving a midgut counter flux of fluid. To look for the molecular mechanisms underlying these phenomena and nutrient absorption as well, a transcriptomic approach was used. For this, 11 types of transporters were chosen from the midgut transcriptome obtained by pyrosequencing (Roche 454)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341407/comparison-of-endoscopic-laser-therapy-and-self-expanding-metal-stents-for-palliation-in-patients-with-non-resectable-oesophageal-carcinoma
#18
R J Drummond, D G Vass, K Robertson, C Sharp, S Gibson
BACKGROUND: There are currently limited data on the comparative success of endoscopic laser therapy (NLT) and self expanding metal stents (SEMS) as palliative measures in patients with non-resectable oesophageal cancer. This study aims to assess and compare the outcomes of these methods of endoscopic palliation. METHODS: Patients with non-curative oesophageal/gastro-oesophageal cancers with dysphagia were identified prospectively and consented to swallow assessment and follow-up...
March 21, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341267/in-vivo-clinical-and-radiological-effects-of-platelet-rich-plasma-on-interstitial-supraspinatus-lesion-case-series
#19
A Lädermann, M A Zumstein, F C Kolo, M Grosclaude, L Koglin, A J P Schwitzguebel
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tear (RCT) is a frequent condition of clinical relevance that can be managed with a symptomatic conservative treatment, but surgery is often needed. Biological components like leukocytes and platelet rich plasma (L-PRP) could represent an alternative curative method for interstitial RCT. HYPOTHESES: It has been hypothesized that an ultrasound guided L-PRP injection in supraspinatus interstitial RCT could induce radiological healing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective case series including 25 patients was performed in order to assess the effect of L-PRP infiltration into supraspinatus interstitial RCTs...
December 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341242/adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-stage-ii-and-iii-colon-cancer-following-complete-resection-a-cancer-care-ontario-systematic-review
#20
B M Meyers, R Cosby, F Quereshy, D Jonker
The objective of this systematic review was to provide current evidence regarding the use of adjuvant systemic chemotherapy for stage II and III colon cancer following curative intent surgery. MEDLINE and EMBASE databases and proceedings of American Society for Clinical Oncology and European Society of Medical Oncology/European Cancer Congress were searched through to August 2015. Systematic reviews (with or without meta-analyses) and randomised controlled trials were included. Patients with completely resected stage III colon cancer have an overall survival benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
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