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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724171/beta-glucan-inositol-and-digestive-enzymes-improve-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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R Spagnuolo, C Cosco, R M Mancina, G Ruggiero, P Garieri, V Cosco, P Doldo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a mixture of beta-glucan, inositol and digestive enzymes in improving gastrointestinal symptoms in patients affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was conducted at the IBD Unit of the University of Catanzaro. Forty-three IBD patients with IBS symptoms were included in the study. IBD diagnosis was performed by clinical, endoscopic, histological and radiological criteria...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724122/association-between-patient-age-and-lymph-node-positivity-in-thin-melanoma
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Andrew J Sinnamon, Madalyn G Neuwirth, Pratyusha Yalamanchi, Phyllis Gimotty, David E Elder, Xiaowei Xu, Rachel R Kelz, Robert E Roses, Emily Y Chu, Michael E Ming, Douglas L Fraker, Giorgos C Karakousis
Importance: More than half of all new melanoma diagnoses present as clinically localized T1 melanoma, yet sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is controversial in this population given the overall low yield. Guidelines for SLNB have focused on pathologic factors, but patient factors, such as age, are not routinely considered. Objectives: To identify indicators of lymph node (LN) metastasis in thin melanoma in a large, generalizable data set and to evaluate the association between patient age and LN positivity...
July 19, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723274/identifying-voxels-at-risk-for-progression-in-glioblastoma-based-on-dosimetry-physiologic-and-metabolic-mri
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Mekhail Anwar, Annette M Molinaro, Olivier Morin, Susan M Chang, Daphne A Haas-Kogan, Sarah J Nelson, Janine M Lupo
Despite the longstanding role of radiation in cancer treatment and the presence of advanced, high-resolution imaging techniques, delineation of voxels at-risk for progression remains purely a geometric expansion of anatomic images, missing subclinical disease at risk for recurrence while treating potentially uninvolved tissue and increasing toxicity. This remains despite the modern ability to precisely shape radiation fields. A striking example of this is the treatment of glioblastoma, a highly infiltrative tumor that may benefit from accurate identification of subclinical disease...
July 19, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722296/a-ligand-based-nmr-screening-approach-for-identification-and-characterization-of-inhibitors-and-promoters-of-amyloid-peptide-aggregation
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Reinhard Werner Neier, Claudio Dalvit, Sara Santi
Over the years a great effort has been put into the development of rapid and reliable methods to monitor in real-time the aggregation dynamics of the β1-42 amyloid peptide. We present an alternative approach based on a suitable reporter or spy molecule and three different NMR experiments, WaterLOGSY, 1H Selective T1 filter and 19F T2 filter, for monitoring the initial self-aggregation process kinetics of the β1-42 amyloid peptide and identifying molecules that retard or accelerate the self-aggregation process...
July 19, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722200/the-gibraltar-sign-an-anatomic-landmark-for-predicting-transverse-sinus-dominance-laterality-on-conventional-mri
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David R Pettersson, Joel D McLouth, Benjamin Addicott, Jeffrey M Pollock, Ramon F Barajas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Physiologic asymmetry of transverse sinus (TS) caliber is common and can lead to misinterpretation of magnetic resonance venography (MRV) studies of the brain. This retrospective study assesses the ability of multiple anatomic features on axial noncontrast T1-weighted images (T1WIs) of the brain to predict congenital TS dominance. METHODS: One hundred consecutively acquired combined MRI-MRV studies of the brain were reviewed. On noncontrast axial T1WI, each reviewer measured (1) inclination of the groove for the superior sagittal sinus (SSS), (2) angulation of the posterior falx, (3) laterality of the SSS flow void, and (4) laterality of the inferior-most occipital lobe...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722178/cdk9-a-key-player-in-cancer-and-other-diseases
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Lia Carolina Franco, Fátima Morales, Silvia Boffo, Antonio Giordano
Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 9 (CDK9) is part of a functional diverse group of enzymes responsible for cell cycle control and progression. It associates mainly with Cyclin T1 and forms the Positive Transcription Elongation Factor b (p-TEFb) complex responsible for regulation of transcription elongation and mRNA maturation. Recent studies have highlighted the importance of CDK9 in many relevant pathologic processes, like cancer, cardiovascular diseases and viral replication. Herein we provide an overview of the different pathways in which CDK9 is directly and indirectly involved...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722166/choir-singing-and-creative-writing-enhance-emotion-regulation-in-adults-with-chronic-mental-health-conditions
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Genevieve A Dingle, Elyse Williams, Jolanda Jetten, Jonathon Welch
OBJECTIVES: Adults with mental health conditions commonly experience difficulties with emotion regulation which affect their social functioning. Arts-based groups provide opportunities for shared emotional experiences and emotion regulation. This study explores emotion regulation strategies and the emotional effects of arts-based group participation in adults with mental health problems and in controls. DESIGN AND METHOD: The 62 participants included 39 adults with chronic mental health problems who were members of arts-based groups (ABG) and 23 comparison choir (CC) members who were not specifically experiencing mental health problems...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722095/-correlation-of-mri-apparent-diffusion-coeffcient-with-molecular-marker-ki-67-in-gastric-cancer
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Guodian Zheng, Xiangdong Cheng, Lijing Wang, Zhiyuan Xu, Xuning Gao, Pengfei Yu, Hang Lyu, Ting Huang, Jiahui Chen
OBJECTIVES: To study the correlation between MRI apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and expression of Ki-67 in gastric cancers, and to investigate the application of ADC value in diagnosing the malignance of gastric cancer. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was performed on 87 gastric cancer patients who received MRI examination and radical resection at Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine from November 2014 to August 2015. All the postoperative resected samples were confirmed as gastric cancer...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722083/-a-perception-of-the-development-trend-of-radiological-t-staging-in-gastric-cancer-through-uicc-ajcc-8-th-edition
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Lei Tang
More and more emphases were put on pre-therapy staging following the promotion of multidisciplinary team(MDT) collaboration and individualized medicine in gastric cancer. However, the accuracy of traditional radiology staging system which applies mechanically pathological staging is not satisfactory during clinical practice, therefore, the objectivity of treatment decisions is affected. Under such conditions, the newly introduced staging system from Union for International Cancer Control/American Joint Committee on Cancer(UICC/AJCC)(8(th) edition) divided out an independent cTNM system for the first time, and summarized the application range, operation specification and staging criteria...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721883/patterns-of-care-for-patients-with-early-stage-glottic-cancer-undergoing-definitive-radiation-therapy-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
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William A Stokes, Diana Abbott, Andy Phan, David Raben, Ryan M Lanning, Sana D Karam
PURPOSE: To characterize practice patterns, including temporal trends, in fractionation schedules among patients in the United States undergoing definitive radiation therapy for early-stage glottic cancer and to compare overall survival outcomes between fractionation schedules. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We queried the National Cancer Database for patients with TisN0M0, T1N0M0, or T2N0M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the glottic larynx diagnosed between 2004 and 2012 and undergoing definitive radiation therapy...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721614/low-doses-of-chlorpyrifos-interfere-with-spermatogenesis-of-rats-through-reduction-of-sex-hormones
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Dinithi Champika Peiris, Thamali Dhanushka
Use of pesticides results in indirect effects on human health. We aimed to evaluate implications of toxicological effects of subchronic chlorpyrifos exposure on reproductive function in male rats. A total of 48 adult Wistar male rats were separated into four groups (n = 12). Animals were gavaged with 2.5 mg/kg (T1), 5 mg/kg (T2), or 10 mg/kg (T3) body weight of chlorpyrifos (CPF) or distilled water (control) daily for 30 days. Organ weights, epididymal sperm parameters, DNA integrity, sex hormonal (FHS and LH) levels, and alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), and creatinine concentrations were determined on day 31...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721093/gout-mimicking-spondyloarthritis-case-report-and-literature-review
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Wenji Chen, Yanyan Wang, Yan Li, Zheng Zhao, Lixia Feng, Jian Zhu, Jianglin Zhang, Feng Huang
Gout is clinically characterized by episodes of monoarthritis, which not only typically affects the peripheral joints but also occasionally affect the axial joint, such as the sacroiliac joint (SIJ), and often mimics spondyloarthritis (SpA). Two cases of gout mimicking SpA are presented in the current paper. One patient was a 32-year-old man with a history of asymmetrical oligoarthritis of ankle and metatarsophalangeal joints (MTPJ). He had left gluteal pain for 2 weeks. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed the bone erosion of the left SIJ...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720838/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-sugammadex-for-reversing-postoperative-residual-neuromuscular-blockade-in-pediatric-patients-a-systematic-review
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Guangyu Liu, Rui Wang, Yanhong Yan, Long Fan, Jixiu Xue, Tianlong Wang
The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sugammadex for reversing neuromuscular blockade in pediatric patients. MEDLINE and other three Databases were searched. Randomized clinical trials were included if they compared sugammadex with neostigmine or placebo in pediatric patients undergoing surgery involving the use of rocuronium or vecuronium. The primary outcome was the time interval from administration of reversal agents to train-of-four ratio (TOFr, T4/T1) > 0.9. Incidences of any drug-related adverse events were secondary outcomes...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720750/tuberculous-psoas-abscess-and-worsening-vascular-aneurysm-all-from-bacillus-calmette-guerin-bcg-therapy
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Emmanuel Okon, Janelle Stearns, Arun Kumar Durgam
BACKGROUND Intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is used in the treatment and prophylaxis of carcinoma in situ of the urinary bladder and for the prophylaxis of primary or recurrent stage Ta and T1 papillary tumors following transurethral resection. Significant systemic complications are rare but have been reported. CASE REPORT We describe this case of Mycobacterium bovis psoas abscess and worsening abdominal aortic aneurysm following BCG therapy for bladder cancer. A 76-year-old male presented with a fever of a few days...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720745/-a-case-of-intradural-retroclival-chordoma
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Hiroki Takahashi, Yasuyuki Kinoshita, Satoshi Usui, Koji Arihiro, Shuji Kimura, Takafumi Mitsuhara, Kaoru Kurisu
A 67-year-old woman was referred to our department with a retroclival lesion including a cyst on MRI. MRI revealed a lesion appearing as an isointense region on a diffusion-weighted image(DWI). Gadolinium(Gd)-DTPA T1-WI showed heterogeneous enhancement of the lesion in the prepontine cistern. Computed tomography(CT)revealed an isodense lesion with no invasion into the clival bone. Based on a preoperative diagnosis of retroclival chordoma, extended trans-sphenoidal surgery(TSS)was performed by a direct endoscopic endonasal approach via the left nostril...
July 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720474/nitrous-oxide-cryotherapy-for-treatment-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-neoplasia-initial-multicenter-international-experience-with-a-novel-portable-cryoballoon-ablation-system-with-video
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Marcia Irene Canto, Julian Abrams, Hannah Kunzli, Bas Weusten, Yoshihiro Komatsu, Blair Jobe, Charles J Lightdale
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Early esophageal squamous cell neoplasia (ESCN) can be successfully treated by endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), or radiofrequency ablation (RFA). A new portable, battery-powered cryotherapy system using nitrous oxide (cryoballoon focal ablation system (CbFAS) has been used for Barrett's esophagus. It consists of a small hand-held device containing liquid nitrous oxide, which converts to gas within a low-pressure-compliant through-the-scope balloon and freezes targeted mucosa in contact with the balloon...
July 15, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720410/increased-use-of-antihypertensive-medications-after-partial-nephrectomy-vs-radical-nephrectomy
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Ryan Hutchinson, Nirmish Singla, Laura-Maria Krabbe, Solomon Woldu, Gong Chen, Charles Rew, Isamu Tachibana, Yair Lotan, Jeffrey A Cadeddu, Vitaly Margulis
PURPOSE: A prospective study of partial vs. radical nephrectomy demonstrated worse overall survival in patients undergoing partial nephrectomy which appeared to be driven by cardiovascular outcomes. We sought to determine if the blood pressures or use of antihypertensive medications differed between patients who underwent partial or radical nephrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A tertiary-referral institutional renal mass database was queried for patients between 2006 and 2012 undergoing partial or radical nephrectomy...
July 15, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720258/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-the-use-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-proms-in-the-delivery-of-nurse-led-supportive-care-to-people-with-colorectal-cancer
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Grigorios Kotronoulas, Constantina Papadopoulou, Lorna MacNicol, Mhairi Simpson, Roma Maguire
PURPOSE: Logistical issues pertinent to the use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) by colorectal cancer nurse specialists (CNS) to identify the needs of people with colorectal cancer (CRC) in acute care remain unknown. We explored the feasibility and acceptability of PROMs-driven, CNS-led consultations to enhance delivery of supportive care to people with CRC completing adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: A systematic literature review and focus groups with patients and CNS (Phase 1) were followed by a repeated-measures, exploratory study (Phase 2), whereby pre-consultation PROM data were collected during three consecutive, monthly consultations, and used by the CNS to enable delivery of personalised supportive care...
August 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719711/ct-and-mri-features-in-adult-patients-with-orbital-subperiosteal-abscess-secondary-to-paranasal-sinus-mucocele
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Chang-Wei Ding, Qiu-Shi Wang, Qi-Yong Guo, Jun Zhang, Zhen-Hai Wang
Orbital subperiosteal abscess (OSPA) secondary to paranasal sinus mucocele (PSM) is rare, and it may be misdiagnosed as PSM with orbital invasion or even as a malignant neoplasm. The present study explored the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of OSPA. The cases of 13 patients with OSPA secondary to PSM were retrospectively reviewed. CT had been performed in 12, MRI in 7, and postcontrast MRI in 4. OSPA was revealed as a well-demarcated, spindle-shaped mass that was broad-based and located beneath the superior orbital wall (orbital roof) in 11 and at the medial wall in 2...
July 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719662/the-galnac-t-activation-pathway-gala-is-not-a-general-mechanism-for-regulating-mucin-type-o-glycosylation
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Gaetan G Herbomel, Raul E Rojas, Duy T Tran, Monica Ajinkya, Lauren Beck, Lawrence A Tabak
Mucin-type O-glycosylation is initiated by the UDP-GalNAc polypeptide:N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase (GalNAc-T) family of enzymes. Their activity results in the GalNAc α1-O-Thr/Ser structure, termed the Tn antigen, which is further decorated with additional sugars. In neoplastic cells, the Tn antigen is often overexpressed. Because O-glycosylation is controlled by the activity of GalNAc-Ts, their regulation is of great interest. Previous reports suggest that growth factors, EGF or PDGF, induce Golgi complex-to-endoplasmic reticulum (ER) relocation of both GalNAc-Ts and Tn antigen in HeLa cells, offering a mechanism for Tn antigen overexpression termed "GALA"...
2017: PloS One
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