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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319193/stability-and-predictive-value-of-anti-jcv-antibody-index-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-6-year-longitudinal-study
#1
Harald Hegen, Michael Auer, Gabriel Bsteh, Franziska Di Pauli, Tatiana Plavina, Janette Walde, Florian Deisenhammer, Thomas Berger
BACKGROUND: Risk of natalizumab-related progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is associated with the presence of anti-JC-virus (JCV) antibodies. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the longitudinal evolution of anti-JCV antibody index and to determine the predictive value of baseline anti-JCV antibody index for long-term stability of anti-JCV antibody status. METHODS: MS patients from the MS centre of Medical University of Innsbruck, who had serum sampling for a time period of 4-6 years at intervals of 6±3 months, were included in this retrospective, longitudinal study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314310/first-line-bevacizumab-and-paclitaxel-for-her2-negative-metastatic-breast-cancer-a-french-retrospective-observational-study
#2
Veronique Dieras, Simona Pop, Frederique Berger, Marie-Eglantine Dujaric, Philippe Beuzeboc, Laurence Escalup, François Clement Bidard, Paul Henri Cottu, Christophe LE Tourneau, Sophie Piperno-Neumann, Valerie Laurence, Mathieu Robain, Bernard Asselain, Jean-Yves Pierga
AIM: To assess outcomes in patients treated with first-line bevacizumab-containing therapy for human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER)2-negative metastatic breast cancer (mBC) at a single centre with a homogenous standard-of-care. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Information on patient and disease characteristics, efficacy, and safety was extracted from computer-based records of all patients receiving first-line bevacizumab-paclitaxel at the Curie Institute, Paris, France, between 2008 and 2011...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302764/-18-f-gp1-a-novel-fluorine-18-labeled-tracer-designed-for-pet-imaging-of-thrombi-with-high-detection-sensitivity-and-low-background
#3
Jessica Lohrke, Holger Siebeneicher, Markus Berger, Michael Reinhardt, Mathias Berndt, Andre Mueller, Marion Zerna, Norman Koglin, Felix Oden, Marcus Bauser, Matthias Friebe, Ludger M Dinkelborg, Joachim Huetter, Andrew W Stephens
Thromboembolic diseases such as myocardial infarction, stroke, transient ischemic attacks and pulmonary embolism are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. GPIIb/IIIa is the key receptor involved in platelet aggregation and is a validated target for therapeutic approaches and diagnostic imaging. The aim of this study was to develop and characterize a specific small molecule tracer for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging that binds with high affinity to GPIIb/IIIa receptors and has suitable pharmacokinetic properties to overcome limitations of previous approaches...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290307/a-probable-case-of-legg-calv%C3%A3-perthes-disease-in-warring-states-era-china
#4
Elizabeth Berger, Liang Chen, Zhouyong Sun, Zhanwei Sun
Reports of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) in the paleopathological literature are rare. Here, the authors present a probable case of LCPD, which presents as abnormal morphology of the proximal femur. The condition was observed in an individual of the Warring States period in Shaanxi Province, China, and the morphology involves a "mushroom head" deformity of the proximal right femur and an enlarged acetabulum, along with a contralateral tibia, talus, and navicular that are enlarged and demonstrate periosteal new bone formation...
March 2017: International Journal of Paleopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287603/shunt-surgery-right-heart-catheterization-and-vascular-morphometry-in-a-rat-model-for-flow-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#5
Diederik E van der Feen, Michel Weij, Annemieke Smit-van Oosten, Lysanne M Jorna, Quint A J Hagdorn, Beatrijs Bartelds, Rolf M F Berger
In this protocol, PAH is induced by combining a 60 mg/kg monocrotalin (MCT) injection with increased pulmonary blood flow through an aorto-caval shunt (MCT+Flow). The shunt is created by inserting an 18-G needle from the abdominal aorta into the adjacent caval vein. Increased pulmonary flow has been demonstrated as an essential trigger for a severe form of PAH with distinct phases of disease progression, characterized by early medial hypertrophy followed by neointimal lesions and the progressive occlusion of the small pulmonary vessels...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284687/development-of-induced-glioblastoma-by-implantation-of-a-human-xenograft-in-yucatan-minipig-as-a-large-animal-model
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Mehrdad Khoshnevis, Claude Carozzo, Catherine Bonnefont-Rebeix, Sara Belluco, Olivia Leveneur, Thomas Chuzel, Elodie Pillet-Michelland, Matthieu Dreyfus, Thierry Roger, François Berger, Frédérique Ponce
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma is the most common and deadliest primary brain tumor for humans. Despite many efforts toward the improvement of therapeutic methods, prognosis is poor and the disease remains incurable with a median survival of 12-14.5 months after an optimal treatment. To develop novel treatment modalities for this fatal disease, new devices must be tested on an ideal animal model before performing clinical trials in humans. NEW METHOD: A new model of induced glioblastoma in Yucatan minipigs was developed...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283109/classifying-pml-risk-with-disease-modifying-therapies
#7
REVIEW
Joseph R Berger
OBJECTIVE: To catalogue the risk of PML with the currently available disease modifying therapies (DMTs) for multiple sclerosis (MS). BACKGROUND: All DMTs perturb the immune system in some fashion. Natalizumab, a highly effective DMT, has been associated with a significant risk of PML. Fingolimod and dimethyl fumarate have also been unquestionably associated with a risk of PML in the MS population. Concerns about PML risk with other DMTs have arisen due to their mechanism of action and pharmacological parallel to other agents with known PML risk...
February 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279941/long-term-outcome-of-the-remagus-02-trial-a-multicenter-randomised-phase-ii-trial-in-locally-advanced-breast-cancer%C3%A2-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-or-without-celecoxib-or-trastuzumab-according-to-her2-status
#8
Sylvie Giacchetti, Anne-Sophie Hamy, Suzette Delaloge, Etienne Brain, Frédérique Berger, Brigitte Sigal-Zafrani, Marie-Christine Mathieu, Philippe Bertheau, Jean Marc Guinebretière, Mahasti Saghatchian, Florence Lerebours, Chafouny Mazouni, Olivier Tembo, Marc Espié, Fabien Reyal, Michel Marty, Bernard Asselain, Jean-Yves Pierga
BACKGROUND: The REMAGUS-02 multicenter randomised phase II trial showed that the addition to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) of trastuzumab in patients with localised HER2-positive breast cancer (BC) increased the pathological complete response (pCR) rate and that the addition of celecoxib in HER2-negative cases did not increase the pCR rate. We report here the long-term follow-up results for disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 2004 to 2007, 340 stage II-III BC patients were randomly assigned to receive neoadjuvant EC-T (four cycles of epirubicin-cyclophosphamide followed by four cycles of docetaxel) +/- celecoxib in HER2-negative cases (n = 220) and ± trastuzumab in HER2-positive cases (n = 120)...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274788/management-goals-for-type-1-gaucher-disease-an-expert-consensus-document-from-the-european-working-group-on-gaucher-disease
#9
M Biegstraaten, T M Cox, N Belmatoug, M G Berger, T Collin-Histed, S Vom Dahl, M Di Rocco, C Fraga, F Giona, P Giraldo, M Hasanhodzic, D A Hughes, P O Iversen, A I Kiewiet, E Lukina, M Machaczka, T Marinakis, E Mengel, G M Pastores, U Plöckinger, H Rosenbaum, C Serratrice, A Symeonidis, J Szer, J Timmerman, A Tylki-Szymańska, M Weisz Hubshman, D I Zafeiriou, A Zimran, C E M Hollak
Gaucher Disease type 1 (GD1) is a lysosomal disorder that affects many systems. Therapy improves the principal manifestations of the condition and, as a consequence, many patients show a modified phenotype which reflects manifestations of their disease that are refractory to treatment. More generally, it is increasingly recognised that information as to how a patient feels and functions [obtained by patient- reported outcome measurements (PROMs)] is critical to any comprehensive evaluation of treatment. A new set of management goals for GD1 in which both trends are reflected is needed...
October 24, 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266257/-burden-of-parents-of-pediatric-cancer-patients-in-pediatric-oncological-rehabilitation
#10
Laura Inhestern, Volker Beierlein, Konstantin A Krauth, Ursula Rolfes, Thomas Schulte, Dieter Berger, Uwe Koch, Corinna Bergelt
Burden of Parents of Pediatric Cancer Patients in Pediatric-oncological Rehabilitation All family members experience high burden in case of paediatric cancer. Family-oriented rehabilitation (FOR) aims to improve the physical and mental situation of the families. We investigated anxiety and depression (HADS) and cancer-related burden of parents (n = 69) before and after FOR and analysed its association with quality of life of the ill children. At beginning of FOR 70 % of the parents showed moderate to high anxiety scores and 47 % moderate to high depression scores...
March 2017: Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264687/hyperglycemia-enhances-arsenic-induced-platelet-and-megakaryocyte-activation
#11
Jonathan D Newman, Christina T Echagarruga, Yoscar M Ogando, Emilie Montenont, Yu Chen, Edward A Fisher, Jeffrey S Berger
OBJECTIVE: Low to moderate inorganic arsenic (iAs) exposure is independently associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly for patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). The mechanism of increased CVD risk from iAs exposure in DM has not been adequately characterized. We evaluated whether increasing concentrations of glucose enhance the effects of iAs on platelet and megakaryocyte activity, key steps in atherothrombosis. METHODS: Healthy donor whole blood was prepared in a standard fashion and incubated with sodium arsenite in a range from 0 to 10 µM...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258685/-analysis-of-phonosurgical-methods-of-treatment-in-spasmodic-dysphonia
#12
Bożena Kosztyła-Hojna, Greta Berger, Maciej Zdrojkowski
Spasmodic dysphonia (SD) is rather a rare voice disorder. It is most often seen in woman aged 40-50. The disease is caused by deep emotional and neurological disorders of extrapyramidal system. Two main clinical forms of SD are distinguished: about 90% of cases - adductor spasmodic dysphonia and abductor spasmodic dysphonia roughly 10%. Conservative therapy does not always yield sufficient effects. Botulinum toxin - type A injections into the thyroarytenoid muscle are also used in therapy. Though results are temporary and reversible...
February 20, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257439/diminished-liver-microperfusion-in-fontan-patients-a-biexponential-dwi-study
#13
Hildebrand Dijkstra, Djoeke Wolff, Joost P van Melle, Beatrijs Bartelds, Tineke P Willems, Matthijs Oudkerk, Hans Hillege, Aad P van den Berg, Tjark Ebels, Rolf M F Berger, Paul E Sijens
It has been demonstrated that hepatic apparent diffusion coefficients (ADC) are decreasing in patients with a Fontan circulation. It remains however unclear whether this is a true decrease of molecular diffusion, or rather reflects decreased microperfusion due to decreased portal blood flow. The purpose of this study was therefore to differentiate diffusion and microperfusion using intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) modeled diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) for different liver segments in patients with a Fontan circulation, compare to a control group, and relate with liver function, chronic hepatic congestion and hepatic disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251926/phospho-regulation-of-tau-modulates-inhibition-of-kinesin-1-motility
#14
Jamie L Stern, Dominique V Lessard, Gregory J Hoeprich, Gerardo A Morfini, Christopher L Berger
Microtubule-based axonal transport is tightly regulated by numerous pathways ensuring appropriate delivery of specific organelle cargoes to selected subcellular domains. Highlighting the importance of this process, pathological evidence has linked alterations in these pathways to the pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative diseases. An important regulator of this system, the microtubule associated protein Tau has been shown to participate in signaling cascades, modulate microtubule dynamics and preferentially inhibit kinesin-1 motility...
March 1, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249280/perioperative-chemotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-locally-advanced-adenocarcinoma-of-the-stomach-and-the-esophagogastric-junction-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis-of-toxicity-and-efficacy-at-the-national-center-for-tumor-diseases-heidelberg
#15
Georg Martin Haag, Anne Byl, Dirk Jäger, Anne Katrin Berger
OBJECTIVE: Esophagogastric cancer occurs more frequently in older patients, but these are underrepresented in clinical studies establishing the current treatment standards for perioperative chemotherapy in locally advanced disease. This leads to uncertainty regarding the treatment of older patients with potentially toxic but active regimens. METHODS: Using a prospectively generated database, we analyzed 63 patients aged ≥70 years undergoing perioperative chemotherapy for locally advanced esophagogastric cancer...
March 2, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248700/myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-antibodies-how-clinically-useful-are-they
#16
Markus Reindl, Sven Jarius, Kevin Rostasy, Thomas Berger
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Serum IgG autoantibodies against the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) are present in atypical demyelinating disorders such as neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) or acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. Whereas the role of aquaporin-4 antibodies as diagnostic markers for NMOSD is meanwhile well established, the role of MOG antibodies is less clear. RECENT FINDINGS: Initial studies suggested that MOG antibodies are associated with a more benign disease course than aquaporin-4antibodies...
February 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243158/an-assessment-of-meaning-in-life-threatening-illness-development-of-the-healing-experience-in-all-life-stressors-heals
#17
Danetta Hendricks Sloan, Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc, Tiffany Kichline, Karen Baker, Jean-Paul Pinzon, Christina Tafe, Lingsheng Li, M Jennifer Cheng, Ann Berger
CONTEXT: Patients with life-threatening or chronic illness report an experience of increased positive psychological, social, and/or spiritual change during diagnosis and/or treatment of their illness, even in the face of unfavorable prognosis. This transformation begins through the ability to make their life meaningful by forming meaningful connections that emerge through self-introspection and relationships with a divine entity, nature, and other people. The Healing Experience in All Life Stressors (HEALS) assessment provides a way to identify distress-causing changes that may interfere with the development of meaning and psycho-social-spiritual homeostasis...
2017: Patient related Outcome Measures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237138/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-chorioretinal-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Paulo Ricardo Chaves De Oliveira, Alan Richard Berger, David Robert Chow
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a novel imaging modality that incorporates blood motion contrast to create angiograms of the retinal vasculature in a noninvasive manner, without the use of dye. It is a safe procedure and can be repeated as frequently as desired. The use of OCTA for delineation of choroidal neovascular membranes, for the study of microvascular abnormalities in diabetic patients, to assess nonperfused areas in retinal occlusions and vascular changes in macular telangiectasia are some of the potential OCTA applications...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226067/-drug-abuse-and-eating-disorders-in-women-symptoms-of-gender-discomfort
#19
Regina Helena Simões-Barbosa, Sônia Maria Dantas-Berger
The article discusses drug abuse and eating disorders from the critical gender and healthcare perspectives, postulating that subjective suffering can be expressed in the body through psychosomatic illnesses. From this perspective, craving for drugs or superfluous consumer goods, just as illness from self-imposed hunger in pursuit of an ideal of slimness, as in anorexia and bulimia, can be symptoms that expose the woman's suffering. A review in the fields of public health and feminist theories highlights the magnitude of the phenomena of medicalization and commodification of health in the psychiatrization of female discomfort...
February 13, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224925/diabetes-mellitus-is-a-coronary-heart-disease-risk-equivalent-for-peripheral-vascular-disease
#20
Jonathan D Newman, Caron B Rockman, Mikhail Kosiborod, Yu Guo, Hua Zhong, Howard S Weintraub, Arthur Z Schwartzbard, Mark A Adelman, Jeffrey S Berger
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) is associated with significantly increased risk of peripheral vascular disease. Diabetes is classified as a coronary heart disease (CHD) risk equivalent, but it is unknown whether diabetes is a CHD risk equivalent for peripheral vascular disease. The objective was to evaluate the odds of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or carotid artery stenosis (CAS) among participants with diabetes, CHD, or both, compared with participants without diabetes or CHD, in a nationwide vascular screening database...
February 2017: American Heart Journal
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