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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922789/comprehensive-intrametastatic-immune-quantification-and-major-impact-of-immunoscore-on-survival
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Bernhard Mlecnik, Marc Van den Eynde, Gabriela Bindea, Sarah E Church, Angela Vasaturo, Tessa Fredriksen, Lucie Lafontaine, Nacilla Haicheur, Florence Marliot, Daphné Debetancourt, Géraldine Pairet, Anne Jouret-Mourin, Jean-Francois Gigot, Catherine Hubert, Etienne Danse, Cristina Dragean, Javier Carrasco, Yves Humblet, Viia Valge-Archer, Anne Berger, Franck Pagès, Jean-Pascal Machiels, Jérôme Galon
Background: This study assesses how the metastatic immune landscape is impacting the response to treatment and the outcome of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Methods: Complete curative resection of metastases (n = 441) was performed for two patient cohorts (n = 153). Immune densities were quantified in the center and invasive margin of all metastases. Immunoscore and T and B cell (TB) score were analyzed in relation to radiological and pathological responses and patient's disease-free (DFS) and overall survival (OS) using multivariable Cox proportional hazards models...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922306/do-the-surgical-outcomes-of-rectovaginal-fistula-repairs-differ-for-obstetric-and-nonobstetric-fistulas-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Natalie E Karp, Emily K Kobernik, Mitchell B Berger, Chelsea M Low, Dee E Fenner
OBJECTIVES: Rectovaginal fistulas can occur from both obstetric and nonobstetric (eg, inflammatory bowel disease, iatrogenic, or traumatic) etiologies. Current data on factors contributing to rectovaginal repair success or failure are limited, making adequate patient counseling difficult. Our objective was to compare outcomes of transperineal rectovaginal fistula repair performed in a single referral center on women with obstetric and nonobstetric causes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of women who had a transperineal rectovaginal fistula repair performed by a urogynecologist at the University of Michigan from 2005 to 2015...
September 15, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914407/association-of-fetuin-b-with-markers-of-liver-fibrosis-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Thomas Ebert, Nicolas Linder, Alexander Schaudinn, Harald Busse, Joachim Berger, Ralf Lichtinghagen, Volker Keim, Johannes Wiegand, Thomas Karlas
OBJECTIVE: The liver-derived plasma protein fetuin B is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and impaired glucose homeostasis in mice. However, its association with non-invasive ultrasound- and magnetic resonance (MR)-based markers of liver fibrosis and steatosis, the enhanced liver fibrosis (ELF) score, liver biopsy, as well as rs738409 in PNPLA3, has not been elucidated in NAFLD, so far. DESIGN AND METHODS: The association of circulating fetuin B and transient elastography (TE), controlled attenuation parameter (CAP), (1)H-MR-spectroscopy, the ELF score, liver biopsy, as well as risk alleles in rs738409 in PNPLA3, was studied in 101 NAFLD patients as compared to 15 healthy controls...
September 15, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913726/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-associated-with-multiple-sclerosis-therapies
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REVIEW
Eric M L Williamson, Joseph R Berger
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare, but serious, complication encountered in patients treated with a select number of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) utilized in treating multiple sclerosis (MS). PML results from a viral infection in the brain for which the only demonstrated effective therapy is restoring the perturbed immune system-typically achieved in the patient with MS by removing the offending therapeutic agent or, in the case of HIV-associated PML, treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapies...
September 14, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900020/petrobactin-is-exported-from-bacillus-anthracis-by-the-rnd-type-exporter-apex
#5
A K Hagan, A Tripathi, D Berger, D H Sherman, P C Hanna
Bacillus anthracis-a Gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium-causes anthrax, a highly lethal disease with high bacteremia titers. Such rapid growth requires ample access to nutrients, including iron. However, access to this critical metal is heavily restricted in mammals, which requires B. anthracis to employ petrobactin, an iron-scavenging small molecule known as a siderophore. Petrobactin biosynthesis is mediated by asb gene products, and import of the iron-bound (holo)-siderophore into the bacterium has been well studied...
September 12, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899436/educational-level-and-employment-status-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Constanze Pfitzer, Paul C Helm, Lisa-Maria Rosenthal, Christoph Walker, Hannah Ferentzi, Ulrike M M Bauer, Felix Berger, Katharina R L Schmitt
Purpose Through this study we aimed to assess the educational level and employment status of adults with CHD in Germany. METHODS: Data were acquired from an online survey carried out in 2015 by the German National Register for Congenital Heart Defects. A total of 1458 adults with CHD participated in the survey (response rate: 37.6%). For 1198 participants, detailed medical information, such as main cardiac diagnosis and information from medical reports, was available. RESULTS: Of the participants surveyed (n=1198), 54...
September 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890946/oncokb-a-precision-oncology-knowledge-base
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Debyani Chakravarty, Jianjiong Gao, Sarah M Phillips, Ritika Kundra, Hongxin Zhang, Jiaojiao Wang, Julia E Rudolph, Rona Yaeger, Tara Soumerai, Moriah H Nissan, Matthew T Chang, Sarat Chandarlapaty, Tiffany A Traina, Paul K Paik, Alan L Ho, Feras M Hantash, Andrew Grupe, Shrujal S Baxi, Margaret K Callahan, Alexandra Snyder, Ping Chi, Daniel Danila, Mrinal Gounder, James J Harding, Matthew D Hellmann, Gopa Iyer, Yelena Janjigian, Thomas Kaley, Douglas A Levine, Maeve Lowery, Antonio Omuro, Michael A Postow, Dana Rathkopf, Alexander N Shoushtari, Neerav Shukla, Martin Voss, Ederlinda Paraiso, Ahmet Zehir, Michael F Berger, Barry S Taylor, Leonard B Saltz, Gregory J Riely, Marc Ladanyi, David M Hyman, José Baselga, Paul Sabbatini, David B Solit, Nikolaus Schultz
PURPOSE: With prospective clinical sequencing of tumors emerging as a mainstay in cancer care, there is an urgent need for a clinical support tool that distills the clinical implications associated with specific mutation events into a standardized and easily interpretable format. To this end, we developed OncoKB, an expert-guided precision oncology knowledge base. METHODS: OncoKB annotates the biological and oncogenic effect and the prognostic and predictive significance of somatic molecular alterations...
July 2017: JCO Precis Oncol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886135/differential-regulation-of-innate-immune-cytokine-production-through-pharmacological-activation-of-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-nrf2-in-burn-patient-immune-cells-and-monocytes
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Timothy K Eitas, Wesley Stepp, Lucas Sjeklocha, Clayton Long, Caitlin Riley, James Callahan, Yolanda Sanchez, Peter Gough, Laquanda Knowlin, David van Duin, Shiara Ortiz-Pujols, Samuel Jones, Robert Maile, Zhi Hong, Scott Berger, Bruce Cairns
Burn patients suffer from immunological dysfunction for which there are currently no successful interventions. Similar to previous observations, we find that burn shock patients (≥15% Total Burn Surface Area (TBSA) injury) have elevated levels of the innate immune cytokines Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 (MCP-1)/CC-motif Chemokine Ligand 2(CCL2) early after hospital admission (0-48 Hours Post-hospital Admission (HPA). Functional immune assays with patient Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs) revealed that burn shock patients (≥15% TBSA) produced elevated levels of MCP-1/CCL2 after innate immune stimulation ex vivo relative to mild burn patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884391/prognostic-significance-of-surgical-margin-size-after-neoadjuvant-folfox-and-or-folfiri-for-colorectal-liver-metastases
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Cynthia L Miller, Martin S Taylor, Motaz Qadan, Vikram Deshpande, Steven Worthington, Robert Smalley, Chey Collura, David P Ryan, Jill N Allen, Lawrence S Blaszkowsky, Jeffrey W Clark, Janet E Murphy, Aparna R Parikh, David Berger, Kenneth K Tanabe, Keith D Lillemoe, Cristina R Ferrone
PURPOSE: Optimal margin size when resecting colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) remains unclear, particularly in the setting of perioperative chemotherapy. We evaluated the prognostic significance of margin size in patients who received neoadjuvant FOLFOX and/or FOLFIRI prior to resection of CRLM. METHODS: Clinicopathologic factors were collected for patients who underwent curative liver resections for CRLM between 4/2004-1/2016 and received neoadjuvant oxaliplatin and/or irinotecan and 5-FU (FOLFOX, FOLFIRI)...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874902/lymph-node-retrieval-rates-in-melanoma-a-quality-assessment-parameter
#10
D Berger-Richardson, E Cordeiro, M Ernjakovic, A M Easson
INTRODUCTION: Regional lymph node dissection (rlnd) for melanoma with nodal metastasis is a specialized procedure that is associated with improved disease-specific survival in selected patients. Furthermore, there is evidence that a higher lymph node retrieval rate (lnrr) is associated with improved local control. Currently, no consensus has been reached on the definition of an adequate lnrr. A minimum lnrr has been proposed as a quality assessment parameter that has to be validated. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort analysis at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (University Health Network, Toronto, ON)...
August 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873162/mutation-detection-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-by-universal-sequencing-of-cancer-related-genes-in-tumor-and-normal-dna-vs-guideline-based-germline-testing
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Diana Mandelker, Liying Zhang, Yelena Kemel, Zsofia K Stadler, Vijai Joseph, Ahmet Zehir, Nisha Pradhan, Angela Arnold, Michael F Walsh, Yirong Li, Anoop R Balakrishnan, Aijazuddin Syed, Meera Prasad, Khedoudja Nafa, Maria I Carlo, Karen A Cadoo, Meg Sheehan, Megan H Fleischut, Erin Salo-Mullen, Magan Trottier, Steven M Lipkin, Anne Lincoln, Semanti Mukherjee, Vignesh Ravichandran, Roy Cambria, Jesse Galle, Wassim Abida, Marcia E Arcila, Ryma Benayed, Ronak Shah, Kenneth Yu, Dean F Bajorin, Jonathan A Coleman, Steven D Leach, Maeve A Lowery, Julio Garcia-Aguilar, Philip W Kantoff, Charles L Sawyers, Maura N Dickler, Leonard Saltz, Robert J Motzer, Eileen M O'Reilly, Howard I Scher, Jose Baselga, David S Klimstra, David B Solit, David M Hyman, Michael F Berger, Marc Ladanyi, Mark E Robson, Kenneth Offit
Importance: Guidelines for cancer genetic testing based on family history may miss clinically actionable genetic changes with established implications for cancer screening or prevention. Objective: To determine the proportion and potential clinical implications of inherited variants detected using simultaneous sequencing of the tumor and normal tissue ("tumor-normal sequencing") compared with genetic test results based on current guidelines. Design, Setting, and Participants: From January 2014 until May 2016 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 10 336 patients consented to tumor DNA sequencing...
September 5, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870450/white-blood-cell-profiles-in-amphibians-help-to-explain-disease-susceptibility-following-temperature-shifts
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Sasha E Greenspan, Deborah S Bower, Rebecca J Webb, Lee Berger, Donna Rudd, Lin Schwarzkopf, Ross A Alford
Temperature variability, and in particular temperature decreases, can increase susceptibility of amphibians to infections by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd). However, the effects of temperature shifts on the immune systems of Bd-infected amphibians are unresolved. We acclimated frogs to 16 °C and 26 °C (baseline), simultaneously transferred them to an intermediate temperature (21 °C) and inoculated them with Bd (treatment), and tracked their infection levels and white blood cell profiles over six weeks...
September 1, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866431/outcomes-of-stage-ii-endometrial-cancer-the-upmc-hillman-cancer-center-experience
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Katherine S Chen, Hebist Berhane, Beant S Gill, Alexander Olawaiye, Paniti Sukumvanich, Joseph L Kelley, Michelle M Boisen, Madeleine Courtney-Brooks, John T Comerci, Robert Edwards, Jessica Berger, Sushil Beriwal
PURPOSE: Previous studies of stage II endometrial cancer have included cancers with cervical glandular involvement, a factor no longer associated with risk of recurrence. In order to better assess relapse patterns and the impact of adjuvant therapy, a retrospective analysis was conducted for patients with modern stage II endometrial cancer, defined as cervical stromal invasion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with surgically staged FIGO stage II endometrial cancer at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center from 1990-2013 were reviewed...
August 30, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859353/medical-entomology-a-reemerging-field-of-research-to-better-understand-vector-borne-infectious-diseases
#14
Maureen Laroche, Jean-Michel Bérenger, Pascal Delaunay, Remi Charrel, Bruno Pradines, Franck Berger, Stéphane Ranque, Idir Bitam, Bernard Davoust, Didier Raoult, Philippe Parola
In the last decade, the Chikungunya and Zika virus outbreaks have turned public attention to the possibility of the expansion of vector-borne infectious diseases worldwide. Medical entomology is focused on the study of arthropods involved in human health. We review here some of the research approaches taken by the medical entomology team of the University Hospital Institute (UHI) Méditerranée Infection of Marseille, France, with the support of recent or representative studies. We propose our approaches to technical innovations in arthropod identification and the detection of microorganisms in arthropods, the use of arthropods as epidemiological or diagnostic tools, entomological investigations around clinical cases or within specific populations, and how we have developed experimental models to decipher the interactions between arthropods, microorganisms, and humans...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859329/familial-mediterranean-fever-in-children-and-adolescents-factors-for-colchicine-dosage-and-predicting-parameters-for-dose-increase
#15
Anne-Marie Knieper, Jens Klotsche, Elke Lainka, Thomas Berger, Frank Dressler, Annette F Jansson, Christoph Rietschel, Prasad T Oommen, Rainer Berendes, Tim Niehues, Ulrich Neudorf, Dirk Foell, Helmut Wittkowski, Tilmann Kallinich
Objectives: The aim was to analyse factors influencing the individual colchicine dose in children with FMF, to evaluate the impact of dose adjustment on the clinical course and inflammation and to identify clinical parameters and biomarkers that predict dose increase in the near future. Methods: Data from 409 paediatric FMF patients (4566 visits) derived from the national auto-inflammatory diseases registry were analysed. Serum concentrations of S100 molecules were determined by ELISA...
September 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853220/hemodynamic-evaluation-of-a-biological-and-mechanical-aortic-valve-prosthesis-using-patient-specific-mri-based-cfd
#16
Florian Hellmeier, Sarah Nordmeyer, Pavlo Yevtushenko, Jan Bruening, Felix Berger, Titus Kuehne, Leonid Goubergrits, Marcus Kelm
Modeling different treatment options before a procedure is performed is a promising approach for surgical decision making and patient care in heart valve disease. This study investigated the hemodynamic impact of different prostheses through patient-specific MRI-based CFD simulations. Ten time-resolved MRI data sets with and without velocity encoding were obtained to reconstruct the aorta and set hemodynamic boundary conditions for simulations. Aortic hemodynamics after virtual valve replacement with a biological and mechanical valve prosthesis were investigated...
August 29, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852026/a-time-series-transcriptome-analysis-of-cassava-manihot-esculenta-crantz-varieties-challenged-with-ugandan-cassava-brown-streak-virus
#17
T Amuge, D K Berger, M S Katari, A A Myburg, S L Goldman, M E Ferguson
A time-course transcriptome analysis of two cassava varieties that are either resistant or susceptible to cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) was conducted using RNASeq, after graft inoculation with Ugandan cassava brown streak virus (UCBSV). From approximately 1.92 billion short reads, the largest number of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) was obtained in the resistant (Namikonga) variety at 2 days after grafting (dag) (3887 DEGs) and 5 dag (4911 DEGs). At the same time points, several defense response genes (encoding LRR-containing, NBARC-containing, pathogenesis-related, late embryogenesis abundant, selected transcription factors, chaperones, and heat shock proteins) were highly expressed in Namikonga...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842810/rectal-cancer-in-patients-under-50%C3%A2-years-of-age
#18
A M Dinaux, L G J Leijssen, L G Bordeianou, H Kunitake, D L Berger
BACKGROUND: General population screening for colorectal cancer starts at 50, and incidence rates of rectal cancer in patients over 50 years old are decreasing. However, incidence of rectal cancer under age 50 is increasing. This paper analyzes short-and long-term outcomes for rectal cancer patients under 50 years of age. METHODS: Retrospective analyses of consecutive patient cohort, who all received surgical treatment for primary rectal adenocarcinoma at a single institute were used in the study...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831422/laser-treatment-of-medical-skin-disease-in-women
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REVIEW
C LaRosa, A Chiaravalloti, S Jinna, W Berger, J Finch
Laser treatment is a relatively new and increasingly popular modality for the treatment of many dermatologic conditions. A number of conditions that predominantly occur in women and that have a paucity of effective treatments include rosacea, connective tissue disease, melasma, nevus of Ota, lichen sclerosus (LS), notalgia paresthetica and macular amyloidosis, and syringomas. Laser therapy is an important option for the treatment of patients with these conditions. This article will review the body of literature that exists for the laser treatment of women with these medical conditions...
September 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821995/expression-of-the-pol-gene-of-human-endogenous-retroviruses-herv-k-and-w-in-leukemia-patients
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Massimiliano Bergallo, Paola Montanari, Katia Mareschi, Chiara Merlino, Massimo Berger, Ilaria Bini, Valentina Daprà, Ilaria Galliano, Franca Fagioli
The human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are a family of endogenous retroviruses that integrated into the germ cell DNA of primates over 30 million years ago. HERV expression seems impaired in several diseases, ranging from autoimmune to neoplastic disorders. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the overall endogenous retroviral transcription profile in bone marrow (BM) samples. A total of 30 paediatric high-risk leukaemia patients (lymphoid and myeloid malignancies) were tested for HERVs virus gene expression...
August 18, 2017: Archives of Virology
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