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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634531/smallpox-vaccination-an-early-start-of-modern-medicine-in-america
#1
Dan Liebowitz
Smallpox was eradicated by the World Health Organization in 1980. Before its eradication thedisease had a mortality rate upwards of 50% and had a significant impact on society. During theAmerican Revolutionary war, smallpox outbreaks were impeding the American war effort until1777 when George Washington carried out a mass inoculation campaign in the ContinentalArmy that reduced the mortality from smallpox to less than 2%. Inoculation was an early formof vaccination that used live virus from active pustules to induce a milder, but still sometimesdeadly, case of disease...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632731/cd47-overexpression-is-associated-with-decreased-neutrophil-apoptosis-phagocytosis-and-poor-prognosis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Lourdes Barrera, Edgar Montes-Servín, Juan-Manuel Hernandez-Martinez, María de Los Ángeles García-Vicente, Elizabeth Montes-Servín, Marytere Herrera-Martínez, José C Crispín, José Rafael Borbolla-Escoboza, Oscar Arrieta
BACKGROUND: Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients often exhibit neutrophilia, which has been associated with poor clinical outcomes. However, the mechanisms that lead to neutrophilia have not been fully established. CD47 is an antiphagocytic molecule that promotes neutrophil recruitment. METHODS: Blood was collected from 50 treatment-naive patients with advanced NSCLC and from 25 healthy subjects. The frequency of CD66b(+) cells and the expression of CD47 were determined by flow cytometry...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632730/phase-2-study-of-combination-spi-1620-with-docetaxel-as-second-line-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-treatment
#3
Richard Kim, E Gabriela Chiorean, Manik Amin, Caio Max S Rocha-Lima, Jitendra Gandhi, William P Harris, Tao Song, David Portnoy
BACKGROUND: This multicentre, open-label study evaluated the efficacy and safety of SPI-1620, an analogue of endothelin-1, administered in combination with docetaxel as second-line treatment for patients with advanced biliary tract cancer (ABTC). METHODS: Eligible patients received continuous cycles of combination therapy with SPI-1620 (11 μg m(-2)) and docetaxel (75 mg m(-2)) intravenously every 3 weeks until disease progression (PD) or intolerable toxicity...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632729/radiation-associated-breast-cancer-and-gonadal-hormone-exposure-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
#4
Chaya S Moskowitz, Joanne F Chou, Charles A Sklar, Dana Barnea, Cécile M Ronckers, Danielle Novetsky Friedman, Joseph P Neglia, Lucie Turcotte, Rebecca M Howell, Tara O Henderson, Gregory T Armstrong, Wendy M Leisenring, Leslie L Robison, Flora E van Leeuwen, Malcolm C Pike, Kevin C Oeffinger
BACKGROUND: The relationship between hormone exposure and breast cancer risk in women treated with chest radiotherapy for childhood cancer is uncertain. METHODS: Participants included 1108 females from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study who were diagnosed with childhood cancer 1970-1986, treated with chest radiotherapy, and survived to ages ⩾20 years. Hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) from Cox models adjusted for chest radiation field, delivered dose, anthracycline exposure, and age at childhood cancer estimated risk...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632728/downregulation-of-serum-metabolite-gta-446-as-a-novel-potential-marker-for-early-detection-of-colorectal-cancer
#5
Tsuyoshi Hata, Ichiro Takemasa, Hidekazu Takahashi, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Junichi Nishimura, Taishi Hata, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that GTA-446 may be a useful biomarker for early detection of colorectal cancer. In the present study, we confirmed the clinical feasibility of GTA-446 as a screening tool for colorectal cancer with a novel measurement system developed for clinical use. We also improved sensitivity by analysing GTA-446 levels according to gender. METHODS: Serum samples were collected from 225 colorectal cancer patients and 916 healthy volunteers to measure GTA-446 levels by flow injection analysis-mass spectrometry...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632727/post-translational-regulation-contributes-to-the-loss-of-lkb1-expression-through-sirt1-deacetylase-in-osteosarcomas
#6
Nadège Presneau, Laure Alice Duhamel, Hongtao Ye, Roberto Tirabosco, Adrienne M Flanagan, Malihe Eskandarpour
BACKGROUND: The most prevalent form of bone cancer is osteosarcoma (OS), which is associated with poor prognosis in case of metastases formation. Mice harbouring liver kinase B1 (LKB1(+/-)) develop osteoblastoma-like tumours. Therefore, we asked whether loss of LKB1 gene has a role in the pathogenesis of human OS. METHODS: Osteosarcomas (n=259) were screened for LKB1 and sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) protein expression using immunohistochemistry and western blot. Those cases were also screened for LKB1 genetic alterations by next-generation sequencing, Sanger sequencing, restriction fragment length polymorphism and fluorescence in situ hybridisation approaches...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632726/infradiaphragmatic-irradiation-and-high-procarbazine-doses-increase-colorectal-cancer-risk-in-hodgkin-lymphoma-survivors
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Anna M van Eggermond, Michael Schaapveld, Cécile Pm Janus, Jan Paul de Boer, Augustinus Dg Krol, Josée M Zijlstra, Richard Wm van der Maazen, Leontien C Kremer, Monique E van Leerdam, Marieke Wj Louwman, Otto Visser, Marie L De Bruin, Berthe Mp Aleman, Flora E van Leeuwen
BACKGROUND: Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) survivors are at increased risk of second malignancies, but few studies have assessed colorectal cancer (CRC) risk after HL treatment. We assessed long-term, subsite-specific CRC risk associated with specific radiation fields and chemotherapy regimens. METHODS: In a Dutch cohort of 3121 5-year HL survivors treated between 1965 and 1995, subsite-specific CRC incidence was compared with general population rates. Treatment effects were quantified by Cox regression analyses...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632725/the-role-of-primary-tumour-sidedness-egfr-gene-copy-number-and-egfr-promoter-methylation-in-ras-braf-wild-type-colorectal-cancer-patients-receiving-irinotecan-cetuximab
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Laura Demurtas, Marco Puzzoni, Riccardo Giampieri, Pina Ziranu, Valeria Pusceddu, Alessandra Mandolesi, Chiara Cremolini, Gianluca Masi, Fabio Gelsomino, Carlotta Antoniotti, Cristian Loretelli, Fausto Meriggi, Alberto Zaniboni, Alfredo Falcone, Stefano Cascinu, Mario Scartozzi
BACKGROUND: The data from randomised trials suggested that primary tumour sidedness could represent a prognostic and predictive factor in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, particularly during treatment with anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) therapy. However, an in-deep molecular selection might overcome the predictive role of primary tumour location in this setting. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis in which tumour samples from RAS/BRAF wild-type (WT) metastatic CRC patients treated with second-third-line irinotecan/cetuximab were analysed for EGFR gene copy number (GCN) and promoter methylation...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632724/oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-can-be-differentiated-from-healthy-individuals-with-label-free-serum-proteomics
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Mayank Saraswat, Antti Mäkitie, Rahul Agarwal, Sakari Joenväärä, Suvi Renkonen
BACKGROUND: No blood biomarkers to detect early oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) without clinical signs exist - diagnosis is solely based on histology of a visible tumour. Most OSCC patients are diagnosed at advanced stage, which leads to significant morbidity and poor survival. Our aim was to find the serum screening or detection biomarkers in OSCC. METHODS: Serum samples from patients with OSCC treated at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital (Finland) were collected...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632723/mir-646-inhibited-cell-proliferation-and-emt-induced-metastasis-by-targeting-foxk1-in-gastric-cancer
#10
P Zhang, W M Tang, H Zhang, Y Q Li, Y Peng, J Wang, G N Liu, X T Huang, J J Zhao, G Li, A M Li, Y Bai, Y Chen, Y X Ren, G X Li, Y D Wang, S D Liu, J D Wang
BACKGROUND: MiR-646 has been reported to be aberrantly expressed in human cancers. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of action of miR-646 in gastric cancer (GC) have not yet been investigated. METHODS: In vitro function of miR-646 in GC was evaluated using EdU assay, plate colony formation assay, and matrigel invasion assay. Real-time PCR or western blotting was performed to detect miR-646 and FOXK1 expressions. In vivo tumour growth and metastasis were conducted in nude mice...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632482/staff-associate-specialist-and-specialty-doctors-national-audit-on-the-management-of-gonorrhoea-in-the-united-kingdom-2015
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Helen Mullan, Jane Richards, John Lee
The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) revised United Kingdom national guideline for the management of gonorrhoea in adults, 2011, identified five auditable outcome measures, namely, that all patients should receive first-line treatment, be screened or treated for chlamydial infection, have a test of cure (TOC), be offered written information and have partner notification carried out. The UK National Guideline for Gonorrhoea Testing, Clinical Effectiveness Group, BASHH, 2012, recommended in addition that all reactive nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) from pharynx and rectum should be confirmed by supplementary testing, using a second NAAT which detects a different nucleic acid target, all those with a positive NAAT for gonorrhoea should have culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing and that TOC should be done by two weeks...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632335/to-brexit-or-not-to-brexit-the-roles-of-islamophobia-conspiracist-beliefs-and-integrated-threat-in-voting-intentions-for-the-united-kingdom-european-union-membership-referendum
#12
Viren Swami, David Barron, Laura Weis, Adrian Furnham
We used an identities approach to examine voting intentions in the June 2016 UK referendum on membership of the European Union (EU). In April 2016, 303 British adults (58.7% women, age M = 34.73) indicated their voting intentions for the referendum and completed measures of identification with the national in-group, perceived threat from Muslim immigrants, belief in Islamophobic conspiracy narratives, Islamophobia, general conspiracist beliefs, ambiguity tolerance, and belief in a clash of civilizations. Path and mediation analyses indicated that greater belief in Islamophobic conspiracy theories mediated the link between Islamophobia and intention to vote to leave...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631749/causes-of-death-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-a-70-year-british-study
#13
G Savic, M J DeVivo, H L Frankel, M A Jamous, B M Soni, S Charlifue
DESIGN: Retrospective and prospective observational. OBJECTIVE: Analyse causes of death after traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI) in persons surviving the first year post injury, and establish any trend over time. SETTING: Two spinal centres in Great Britain. METHODS: The sample consisted of 5483 patients with tSCI admitted to Stoke Mandeville and Southport spinal centres who were injured between 1943 and 2010, survived first year post injury, had residual neurological deficit on discharge and were British residents...
June 20, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630852/adult-traumatic-inferior-hip-dislocation-rare-case-ended-with-open-reduction
#14
Salam Ismael, J Vora, P Thomas
INTRODUCTION: An inferior hip dislocation also called luxatio erecta femoris is a rare type of hip dislocation that is not widely reported in literature. Only 12 cases are reported in British literature. CASE REPORT: This article reports a 17-year-old male involved in a road traffic accident, sustaining inferior hip dislocation. Following resuscitation, computed tomography confirmed the clinical diagnoses. Several attempts to perform a closed reduction of the hip under sedation and general anesthesia failed to reduce the dislocation...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629224/-it-s-not-my-business-exploring-heteronormativity-in-young-people-s-discourses-about-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-and-queer-issues-and-their-implications-for-youth-health-and-wellbeing
#15
Cara Ky Ng, Rebecca J Haines-Saah, Rodney E Knight, Jean A Shoveller, Joy L Johnson
In Canada, the issue of creating safe and inclusive school environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students has been in the spotlight. Several researchers and advocates have pointed out the positive effects of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-positive policy frameworks on the health and wellbeing of all young people. In this article, we take a critical approach to analyzing narrative findings from qualitative interviews conducted with youth in three communities in British Columbia, Canada: "the North," Vancouver, and Abbotsford...
June 1, 2017: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629143/nutrients-and-other-environmental-factors-influence-virus-abundances-across-oxic-and-hypoxic-marine-environments
#16
Jan F Finke, Brian P V Hunt, Christian Winter, Eddy C Carmack, Curtis A Suttle
Virus particles are highly abundant in seawater and, on average, outnumber microbial cells approximately 10-fold at the surface and 16-fold in deeper waters; yet, this relationship varies across environments. Here, we examine the influence of a suite of environmental variables, including nutrient concentrations, salinity and temperature, on the relationship between the abundances of viruses and prokaryotes over a broad range of spatial and temporal scales, including along a track from the Northwest Atlantic to the Northeast Pacific via the Arctic Ocean, and in the coastal waters of British Columbia, Canada...
June 17, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628973/a-baseline-survey-of-dissolved-methane-in-aquifers-of-great-britain
#17
R A Bell, W G Darling, R S Ward, L Basava-Reddi, L Halwa, K Manamsa, B E Ó Dochartaigh
Interest in dissolved methane (CH4) concentrations in aquifers in England, Scotland and Wales ('Great Britain' or GB) has grown concurrently with interest in the exploitation of unconventional gas sources (UGS). Experience, mainly from North America, has shown the importance of a pre-production baseline against which changes possibly due to UGS extraction can be compared. The British Geological Survey, aided by water utilities, private users and regulators, has compiled a unique dataset for CH4 in groundwaters of GB...
June 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628387/a-questionnaire-based-study-on-the-perceptions-of-canadian-seniors-about-cognitive-social-and-psychological-benefits-of-digital-games
#18
Emmanuel Duplàa, David Kaufman, Louise Sauvé, Lise Renaud
OBJECTIVE: This study explored the perceptions of seniors who play digital games on the potential benefits of these games and on the factors associated with these perceptions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed and administered a questionnaire to a sample of 590 Canadian seniors in British Columbia and Quebec that addressed demographics, digital game practices, and perceived benefits. RESULTS: Results of administering the questionnaire showed that cognitive benefits were reported more frequently than social or psychological benefits...
June 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627939/off-label-prescribing-for-children-with-chronic-diseases-in-nigeria-findings-and-implications
#19
Kazeem Adeola Oshikoya, Ibrahim Adekunle Oreagba, Brian Godman, Joseph Fadare, Samuel Orubu, Amos Massele, Idowu Odunayo Senbanjo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prescribing medicines in an off-label manner for children with chronic conditions is sparsely documented, even more so among developing countries. This needs addressing. The objective was to investigate the extent of this prescribing among children with epilepsy, asthma, and sickle cell anaemia in Nigeria. METHODS: Prescriptions for children ≤16 years documented in their case files that attended paediatric clinics in Lagos, Nigeria, for these three conditions between January and October 2015, were reviewed retrospectively to extract data on the medicines prescribed...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627495/disease-and-mortality-among-yesso-scallops-patinopecten-yessoensis-putatively-caused-by-infection-with-francisella-halioticida
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Gary R Meyer, Geoffrey J Lowe, Scott R Gilmore, Susan M Bower
During the fall of 2015, up to 40% mortality occurred in juvenile Yesso scallops Patinopecten yessoensis at an aquaculture site in Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Macroscopic lesions were present in 11% of the scallops, and histopathology consisting of multifocal and diffuse haemocyte infiltration was observed in 44% of the specimens examined. Histologically, small Gram-negative intracellular bacteria-like particles were observed within necrotic haemocytes of the lesions, suggesting a bacterial aetiology...
June 19, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
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