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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454121/complications-of-impulse-generator-exchange-surgery-for-deep-brain-stimulation-a-single-centre-retrospective-study
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Ann-Kristin Helmers, Isabel Lübbing, Falk Birkenfeld, Karsten Witt, Michael Synowitz, Hubertus Maximilian Mehdorn, Daniela Falk
OBJECTIVE: Non-rechargeable deep brain stimulation (DBS) impulse generators (IG) with a low or empty battery status require surgical IG exchange several years after initial implantation. Complication rates in patients undergoing DBS surgery range from 7.6% to 25.3%. The aim of this study was to investigate the complication rates after IG exchange surgery and to identify risk factors for complications. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed complications following IG exchange surgery from 2008 to 2015 in a single-centre university hospital setting...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453873/association-between-pemphigus-and-neurologic-diseases
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Khalaf Kridin, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Doron Comaneshter, Arnon D Cohen
Importance: The association between pemphigus and neurologic diseases was not evaluated systematically in the past. In a recent uncontrolled cross-sectional study, Parkinson disease was found to be significantly associated with pemphigus; in the same study, epilepsy had a nonsignificant association with pemphigus. Several case reports have suggested that pemphigus coexists with multiple sclerosis and dementia. Objective: To estimate the association between pemphigus and 4 neurologic conditions (dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson disease, and multiple sclerosis), using one of the largest cohorts of patients with pemphigus...
February 16, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453671/comparative-evaluation-of-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-insulin-glargine-glaritus-%C3%A2-and-lantus-%C3%A2-in-healthy-subjects-a-double-blind-randomized-clamp-study
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Ashima Bhatia, Shraddha Tawade, Mushtaque Mastim, Eliford Ngaimisi Kitabi, Mathangi Gopalakrishnan, Manish Shah, Sridhar Yeshamaina, Joga Gobburu, Maharaj Sahib, Dipak Thakur, K M Prasanna Kumar
AIMS: The objective of the study was to compare the pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) properties of an insulin glargine formulation, Glaritus ® (test) with the innovator's formulation Lantus ® (reference) using the euglycemic clamp technique in a single-dose, double-blind, randomized, two sequences, four-period replicate crossover study in healthy volunteers (n = 40). METHODS: Subjects received subcutaneous administration of the insulin glargine (0...
February 16, 2018: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453278/molecular-signatures-of-circulating-melanoma-cells-for-monitoring-early-response-to-immune-checkpoint-therapy
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Xin Hong, Ryan J Sullivan, Mark Kalinich, Tanya Todorova Kwan, Anita Giobbie-Hurder, Shiwei Pan, Joseph A LiCausi, John D Milner, Linda T Nieman, Ben S Wittner, Uyen Ho, Tianqi Chen, Ravi Kapur, Donald P Lawrence, Keith T Flaherty, Lecia V Sequist, Sridhar Ramaswamy, David T Miyamoto, Michael Lawrence, Mehmet Toner, Kurt J Isselbacher, Shyamala Maheswaran, Daniel A Haber
A subset of patients with metastatic melanoma have sustained remissions following treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors. However, analyses of pretreatment tumor biopsies for markers predictive of response, including PD-1 ligand (PD-L1) expression and mutational burden, are insufficiently precise to guide treatment selection, and clinical radiographic evidence of response on therapy may be delayed, leading to some patients receiving potentially ineffective but toxic therapy. Here, we developed a molecular signature of melanoma circulating tumor cells (CTCs) to quantify early tumor response using blood-based monitoring...
February 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453242/single-subject-spm-fdg-pet-patterns-predict-risk-of-dementia-progression-in-parkinson-disease
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Andrea Pilotto, Enrico Premi, Silvia Paola Caminiti, Luca Presotto, Rosanna Turrone, Antonella Alberici, Barbara Paghera, Barbara Borroni, Alessandro Padovani, Daniela Perani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the statistical parametric mapping (SPM) procedure for fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET imaging as a possible single-subject marker of progression to dementia in Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS: Fifty-four consecutive patients with PD without dementia (age at onset of 59.9 ± 10.1 years, disease duration of 5.3 ± 3.4 years) entered the study. The patients underwent an extensive motor and cognitive assessment and a single-subject FDG-PET SPM evaluation at baseline...
February 16, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452906/extracranial-arterial-wall-volume-is-increased-and-shows-relationships-with-vascular-mri-measures-in-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease
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Stephen Ball, Sarah Al-Bachari, Laura M Parkes, Hedley C A Emsley, Charles N McCollum
OBJECTIVE: Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, often complicated by dementia. Cardiovascular risk factors and spontaneous cerebral emboli (SCE) are strongly associated with Alzheimer's (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD). We measured SCE in the middle cerebral artery and arterial wall volume in the extracranial arteries in patients with IPD and controls, and explored the relationships with structural and physiological MRI brain neurovascular measures...
February 10, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452860/pancreaticoduodenectomy-in-the-surgical-management-of-primary-retroperitoneal-sarcoma
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William W Tseng, Denice D Tsao-Wei, Dario Callegaro, Giovanni Grignani, Lorenzo D'Ambrosio, Sylvie Bonvalot, Cecilia G Ethun, Kenneth Cardona, John T Mullen, Robert J Canter, John E Mullinax, Ricardo J Gonzalez, Frits van Coevorden, Markus Albertsmeier, Kiran K Dhanireddy, Salvatore L Renne, Alessandro Gronchi
BACKGROUND: In retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS), the optimal extent of resection must balance adequate disease control with potential for morbidity. We sought to study the frequency and outcomes after a Whipple procedure or pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) in patients undergoing resection for primary RPS. METHODS: Participating referral centers within the Trans-Atlantic Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group provided retrospective data from January 2007 to December 2016 for patients with primary RPS who underwent PD along with the total number of consecutive resections done during the same time period...
February 5, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452685/behavioural-outcomes-of-subthalamic-stimulation-and-medical-therapy-versus-medical-therapy-alone-for-parkinson-s-disease-with-early-motor-complications-earlystim-trial-secondary-analysis-of-an-open-label-randomised-trial
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Eugénie Lhommée, Lars Wojtecki, Virginie Czernecki, Karsten Witt, Franziska Maier, Lisa Tonder, Lars Timmermann, Thomas D Hälbig, Fanny Pineau, Franck Durif, Tatiana Witjas, Marcus Pinsker, Maximilian Mehdorn, Friederike Sixel-Döring, Andreas Kupsch, Rejko Krüger, Saskia Elben, Stephan Chabardès, Stéphane Thobois, Christine Brefel-Courbon, Fabienne Ory-Magne, Jean-Marie Regis, David Maltête, Anne Sauvaget, Jörn Rau, Alfons Schnitzler, Michael Schüpbach, Carmen Schade-Brittinger, Gunther Deuschl, Jean-Luc Houeto, Paul Krack
BACKGROUND: Although subthalamic stimulation is a recognised treatment for motor complications in Parkinson's disease, reports on behavioural outcomes are controversial, which represents a major challenge when counselling candidates for subthalamic stimulation. We aimed to assess changes in behaviour in patients with Parkinson's disease receiving combined treatment with subthalamic stimulation and medical therapy over a 2-year follow-up period as compared with the behavioural evolution under medical therapy alone...
March 2018: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452684/evaluation-of-the-safety-tolerability-and-efficacy-of-pimavanserin-versus-placebo-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-psychosis-a-phase-2-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-study
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Clive Ballard, Carol Banister, Zunera Khan, Jeffrey Cummings, George Demos, Bruce Coate, James M Youakim, Randall Owen, Srdjan Stankovic
BACKGROUND: Pimavanserin is a selective 5-HT 2A receptor inverse agonist and antagonist approved in the USA for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson's disease psychosis. No safe or effective pharmacological treatment is approved for psychosis in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of pimavanserin versus placebo in patients with Alzheimer's disease psychosis. METHODS: We did a phase 2, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-centre (with multiple affiliated nursing home sites across the UK) study...
March 2018: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452395/mini-extracorporeal-circulation-technology-conventional-bypass-and-prime-displacement-in-isolated-coronary-and-aortic-valve-surgery-a-propensity-matched-in-hospital-and-survival-analysis
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Priyadharshanan Ariyaratnam, Lindsay A Mclean, Alexander Cale, Mubarak A Chaudhry, Ajith Vijayan, Neil Richards, Martin A Jarvis, Yama Haqzad, Dumbor Ngaage, Michael E Cowen, Mahmoud Loubani
OBJECTIVES: Conventional cardiopulmonary bypass is the most commonly used means of artificial circulation in cardiac surgery. However, it suffers from the effects of haemodilution and activation of inflammatory/coagulation cascades. Prime displacement (PD) can offset haemodilution and Mini-Extracorporeal Technology (MIECT) can offset both. So far, no study has compared all of these modalities together; hence, we compared the outcomes of these 3 modalities at our institution. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of our cardiac surgical database...
February 14, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452354/alpha-synuclein-inhibits-snx3-retromer-mediated-retrograde-recycling-of-iron-transporters-in-s-cerevisiae-and-c-elegans-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Dhaval Patel, Chuan Xu, Sureshbabu Nagarajan, Zhengchang Liu, Wayne O Hemphill, Runhua Shi, Vladimir N Uversky, Guy A Caldwell, Kim A Caldwell, Stephan N Witt
We probed the role of alpha-synuclein (α-syn) in modulating sorting nexin 3 (Snx3)-retromer-mediated recycling of iron transporters in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Caenorhabditis elegans. In yeast, the membrane-bound heterodimer Fet3/Ftr1 is the high affinity iron importer. Fet3 is a membrane-bound multicopper ferroxidase, whose ferroxidase domain is orthologous to human ceruloplasmin (Cp), that oxidizes external Fe+2 to Fe+3; the Fe+3 ions then channel through the Ftr1 permease into the cell. When the concentration of external iron is low (< 1 µM), Fet3/Ftr1 is maintained on the plasma membrane by retrograde endocytic-recycling; whereas, when the concentration of external iron is high (> 10 µM), Fet3/Ftr1 is endocytosed and shunted to the vacuole for degradation...
February 14, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452320/the-risk-of-traumatic-brain-injury-occurring-among-patients-with-parkinson-sdisease-a-14-year-population-based-study
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Tee-Tau Eric Nyam, Chung-Han Ho, Yu-Lin Wang, Sher-Wei Lim, Jhi-Joung Wang, Chung-Ching Chio, Jinn-Rung Kuo, Che-Chuan Wang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have implicated traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a risk factor for Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the incidence risk of new-onset TBI among patients with PD is not well established. This study investigated the contribution of PD to new-onset TBI associations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study selected 6,076 patients with PD and using 1:2 propensity score matching 12,152 general population cohorts in a longitudinal population database in Taiwan...
February 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451447/peripheral-nerve-grafts-implanted-into-the-substantia-nigra-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-during-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery-1-year-follow-up-study-of-safety-feasibility-and-clinical-outcome
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Craig G van Horne, Jorge E Quintero, John T Slevin, Amelia Anderson-Mooney, Julie A Gurwell, Andrew S Welleford, John R Lamm, Renee P Wagner, Greg A Gerhardt
OBJECTIVE Currently, there is no treatment that slows or halts the progression of Parkinson's disease. Delivery of various neurotrophic factors to restore dopaminergic function has become a focus of study in an effort to fill this unmet need for patients with Parkinson's disease. Schwann cells provide a readily available source of such factors. This study presents a 12-month evaluation of safety and feasibility, as well as the clinical response, of implanting autologous peripheral nerve grafts into the substantia nigra of patients with Parkinson's disease at the time of deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450981/nurr1-promotes-neurogenesis-of-dopaminergic-neuron-and-represses-inflammatory-factors-in-the-transwell-coculture-system-of-neural-stem-cells-and-microglia
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Xiaoxiang Chen, Yuan Qian, Xiangpeng Wang, Zhiwei Tang, Jiaotian Xu, Hai Lin, Zhiyong Yang, Xiaobin Song, Di Lu, Jiazhi Guo, Ligong Bian, Yu Li, Lei Zhou, Xingli Deng
INTRODUCTION: Neural stem cells (NSCs) are the most promising cells for cell replacement therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD). However, a majority of the transplanted NSCs differentiated into glial cells, thereby limiting the clinical application. Previous studies indicated that chronic neuroinflammation plays a vital role in the degeneration of midbrain DA (mDA) neurons, which suggested the developing potential of therapies for PD by targeting the inflammatory processes. Thus, Nurr1 (nuclear receptor-related factor 1), a transcription factor, has been referred to play a pivotal role in both the differentiation of dopaminergic neurons in embryonic stages and the maintenance of the dopaminergic phenotype throughout life...
February 15, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450739/influence-of-operator-skill-level-on-the-clinical-outcome-of-non-surgical-periodontal-treatment-a-retrospective-study
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Avital Kozlovsky, Alex Rapaport, Zvi Artzi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of operators experience and skill on treatment results of initial non-surgical periodontal therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Initial periodontal treatment was carried out by either second-year periodontal residents (PR) or last year dental students (DS). From the treatment records of patients in each group, plaque and bleeding indices, and pocket depth (PD) at baseline and at re-evaluation were collected retrospectively on each tooth at six locations...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450544/hla-class-i-antigen-expression-in-conjunctival-melanoma-is-not-associated-with-pd-l1-pd-1-status
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Jinfeng Cao, Niels J Brouwer, Ekaterina S Jordanova, Marina Marinkovic, Sjoerd G van Duinen, Nadine E de Waard, Bruce R Ksander, Arend Mulder, Frans H J Claas, Mirjam H M Heemskerk, Martine J Jager
Purpose: Antitumor T cells need expression of HLA class I molecules but can be inhibited by ligands such as programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1). We determined expression and regulation of these molecules in human conjunctival melanoma (CM) samples, cell lines, and murine xenografts. Methods: Immunofluorescence staining was performed to examine the expression of HLA-A, HLA-B/C, and β-2-microglobulin (B2M) in 23 primary CM samples. HLA class I expression was compared with clinicopathologic characteristics, the presence of tumor-infiltrating leukocytes, and PD-L1/PD-1 status...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449897/atezolizumab-feasible-second-line-therapy-for-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-review-of-efficacy-safety-and-place-in-therapy
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REVIEW
Fanny Jean, Pascale Tomasini, Fabrice Barlesi
Advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) prognosis is still poor and has recently been reformed by the development of immune checkpoint inhibitors and the approval of anti-PD-1 (programmed cell-death 1) treatments such as nivolumab and pembrolizumab in second line. More recently, atezolizumab (MDPL 3280A), a programmed cell-death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor, was also studied in this setting. Here, we report a review of the literature assessing the efficacy, safety, and place of atezolizumab in the second-line treatment of advanced NSCLC...
December 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449680/pd-l1-expression-in-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumors
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Tricia R Cottrell, Anh T Duong, Christopher D Gocke, Haiying Xu, Aleksandra Ogurtsova, Janis M Taube, Deborah A Belchis
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is a rare mesenchymal tumor occurring at many anatomic sites, with a predilection for children and young adults. Often indolent, they can be locally aggressive and can metastasize, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Therapeutic options are often limited. The identification of underlying kinase mutations has allowed the use of targeted therapy in a subset of patients. Unfortunately, not all tumors harbor mutations and resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy is a potential problem...
February 15, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449276/immune-evasion-via-pd-1-pd-l1-on-nk-cells-and-monocyte-macrophages-is-more-prominent-in-hodgkin-lymphoma-than-dlbcl
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Frank Vari, David Arpon, Colm Keane, Mark S Hertzberg, Dipti Talaulikar, Sanjiv Jain, Qingyan Cui, Erica Han, Josh Tobin, Robert Bird, Donna Cross, Annette Hernandez, Clare Gould, Simone Birch, Maher K Gandhi
Much focus has been on the interaction of PD-L1 on malignant B-cells with PD-1 on effector T-cells in inhibiting anti-lymphoma immunity. We sought to establish the contribution of NK-cells and inhibitory CD163 + monocytes/macrophages in Hodgkin Lymphoma (cHL) and Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL). Levels of PD-1 on NK-cells were elevated in cHL relative to DLBCL. Notably, CD3 - CD56 hi CD16 -ve NK-cells had substantially higher PD-1 expression relative to CD3 - CD56 dim CD16 + cells, and were expanded in blood and tissue, more marked in cHL than DLBCL patients...
February 15, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449271/targeted-therapies-for-targeted-populations-anti-egfr-treatment-for-egfr-amplified-gastroesophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Steven B Maron, Lindsay Alpert, Heewon A Kwak, Samantha Lomnicki, Leah Chase, David Xu, Emily O'Day, Rebecca J Nagy, Richard B Lanman, Fabiola Cecchi, Todd Hembrough, Alexa Schrock, John Hart, Shu-Yuan Xiao, Namrata Setia, Daniel V T Catenacci
Previous anti-EGFR trials in unselected gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma (GEA) patients were resoundingly negative. We identified EGFR amplification in 5% (19/363) of patients at the University of Chicago, including 6% (8/140) who were prospectively screened with intention-to-treat using anti-EGFR therapy. Seven pts received >1 dose of treatment: three first line FOLFOX plus ABT-806, one second line FOLFIRI plus cetuximab, and three third/fourth line cetuximab alone. Treatment achieved objective response in 58% (4/7) and disease control in 100% (7/7) with a median progression-free survival of 10 months...
February 15, 2018: Cancer Discovery
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