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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342436/iris-melanoma-outcomes-based-on-the-american-joint-committee-on-cancer-classification-eighth-edition-in-432-patients
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Carol L Shields, Maura Di Nicola, Vladislav P Bekerman, Swathi Kaliki, Carolina Alarcon, Enzo Fulco, Jerry A Shields
PURPOSE: The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) classification was updated to the eighth edition in January 2017, providing staging for iris melanoma. This study evaluated outcomes of iris melanoma per the AJCC classification, eighth edition. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: Four hundred thirty-two patients with iris melanoma. METHODS: Management including tumor resection, plaque radiotherapy, or enucleation...
January 13, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342309/prognostic-power-of-a-tumor-differentiation-gene-signature-for-bladder-urothelial-carcinomas
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Qianxing Mo, Fotis Nikolos, Fengju Chen, Zoe Tramel, Yu-Cheng Lee, Kazukuni Hayashi, Jing Xiao, Jianjun Shen, Keith Syson Chan
Background: Muscle-invasive bladder cancers (MIBCs) cause approximately 150 000 deaths per year worldwide. Survival for MIBC patients is heterogeneous, with no clinically validated molecular markers that predict clinical outcome. Non-MIBCs (NMIBCs) generally have favorable outcome; however, a portion progress to MIBC. Hence, development of a prognostic tool that can guide decision-making is crucial for improving clinical management of bladder urothelial carcinomas. Methods: Tumor grade is defined by pathologic evaluation of tumor cell differentiation, and it often associates with clinical outcome...
January 12, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342218/cross-lagged-structural-equation-models-for-the-relationship-between-health-related-state-and-behaviours-and-body-bullying-in-adolescence-findings-from-longitudinal-study-elana
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Viviane S Straatmann, Ylva B Almquist, Aldair J Oliveira, Mikael Rostila, Claudia S Lopes
We investigated the stability and the directionality of being body bullied and a set of four variables- 1) Body Mass Index (BMI), 2) moderate and vigorous physical activity (MVPA), 3) television time (TV) and 4) video game/computer time (VG)-, termed in the present study as 'health-related state and behaviours (HRSB)'-across adolescence. The Adolescent Nutritional Assessment Longitudinal Study (ELANA) is a cohort study conducted among middle school students from two public and four private schools in Rio de Janeiro-Brazil...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342047/direction-fixed-and-direction-changing-positional-nystagmus-in-ramsay-hunt-syndrome
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Chang-Hee Kim, Jin Woo Choi, Kyu Jin Han, Yong Sik Lee, Jung Eun Shin
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the incidence of positional nystagmus (PN) using a head-roll test in patients with Ramsay Hunt syndrome with vertigo (RHS_V) and discuss possible mechanisms. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral academic medical center. PATIENTS: Twenty-eight patients with RHS_V were enrolled. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Eye movements were recorded at positions of head roll to the right or left, and PN was classified as direction-fixed or direction-changing...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342038/utility-of-noncontrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-detection-of-recurrent-vestibular-schwannoma
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Jamie C Williams, Carrie M Carr, Laurence J Eckel, Amy L Kotsenas, Christopher H Hunt, Matthew L Carlson, John I Lane
BACKGROUND: Gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (T1WI) is the conventional imaging technique of choice to detect vestibular schwannoma (VS) recurrence or regrowth, despite suboptimal specificity secondary to enhancing postoperative changes. Furthermore, recent concerns regarding the accumulation of gadolinium in body tissues have led for a call to reduce the number of contrast-enhanced examinations. The objective of the current study is to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of high-resolution noncontrast (three-dimensional [3D] T2) MRI relative to gadolinium-enhanced T1WI in the detection of VS recurrence after resection...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341587/fucoidan-prolongs-the-circulation-time-of-dextran-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Maha R A Abdollah, Thomas J Carter, Clare Jones, Tammy L Kalber, Vineeth Rajkumar, Berend Tolner, Cordula Gruettner, May Zaw-Thin, Julia Baguña Torres, Matthew Ellis, Mathew Robson, R Barbara Pedley, Paul Mulholland, Rafael T M de Rosales, Kerry Ann Chester
The magnetic properties and safety of dextran-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) have facilitated their clinical use as MRI contrast agents and stimulated research on applications for SPIONs in particle imaging and magnetic hyperthermia. The wider clinical potential of SPIONs, however, has been limited by their rapid removal from circulation via the reticuloendothelial system (RES). We explored the possibility of extending SPION circulatory time using fucoidan, a seaweed-derived food supplement, to inhibit RES uptake...
January 17, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341459/multicenter-study-of-diagnostic-procedures-genetic-aberration-analysis-and-first-line-treatment-of-lung-cancer-in-jiangsu-province-china
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YangBo Hu, Huan Hu, LiYun Miao, Xin Zhao, Wei Gu, Wei Heng, ZiLi Meng, Jian Feng, Yi You, XingXiang Xu, Rong Hu, HaiQuan Li, Jie Zhao, XiaoLi Zhu, MeiQi Shi, Li Shen, XiuWei Zhang, XiaoWei Yin, Hang Ma, MinHua Shi, Yong Yu, Hong Lv, LiMing Cai, GaoHua Feng, YeQing Zhang, Feng Wu, TangFeng Lv, Yong Song
BACKGROUND: Jiangsu Province, China, is highly developed economically and culturally, and has a high prevalence of lung cancer. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic procedures, genetic aberration analysis status, and first-line treatment models of lung cancer in Jiangsu Province. METHODS: Lung cancer patients diagnosed in 2016 at 22 tertiary care hospitals were evaluated. Demographic characteristics, tumor histology, staging, family history of lung cancer, auxiliary examinations, genetic testing, and first-line treatment were collected on discharge...
January 17, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341412/3d-neuromelanin-sensitive-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-substantia-nigra-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Shweta Prasad, Albert Stezin, Abhishek Lenka, Lija George, Jitender Saini, Ravi Yadav, Pramod Kumar Pal
BACKGROUND: To investigate the diagnostic utility of signal intensity measurement of the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) using three dimensional (3D) neuromelanin-sensitive 31MRI, for discrimination of patients with PD from healthy controls. METHODS: T1-weighted neuromelanin sensitive images of 16 patients with PD and 15 controls were quantitatively analyzed by placing circular 10mm2 regions of interest (ROI) over the central and lateral parts of bilateral SNc, and anterior to the cerebral aqueduct at 3 levels of the midbrain...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341325/characterization-of-adrenal-lesions-on-unenhanced-mri-using-texture-analysis-a-machine-learning-approach
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Valeria Romeo, Simone Maurea, Renato Cuocolo, Mario Petretta, Pier Paolo Mainenti, Francesco Verde, Milena Coppola, Serena Dell'Aversana, Arturo Brunetti
BACKGROUND: Adrenal adenomas (AA) are the most common benign adrenal lesions, often characterized based on intralesional fat content as either lipid-rich (LRA) or lipid-poor (LPA). The differentiation of AA, particularly LPA, from nonadenoma adrenal lesions (NAL) may be challenging. Texture analysis (TA) can extract quantitative parameters from MR images. Machine learning is a technique for recognizing patterns that can be applied to medical images by identifying the best combination of TA features to create a predictive model for the diagnosis of interest...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341323/test-retest-reliability-and-longitudinal-analysis-of-automated-hippocampal-subregion-volumes-in-healthy-ageing-and-alzheimer-s-disease-populations
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Amanda Worker, Danai Dima, Anna Combes, William R Crum, Johannes Streffer, Steven Einstein, Mitul A Mehta, Gareth J Barker, Steve C R Williams, Owen O'daly
The hippocampal formation is a complex brain structure that is important in cognitive processes such as memory, mood, reward processing and other executive functions. Histological and neuroimaging studies have implicated the hippocampal region in neuropsychiatric disorders as well as in neurodegenerative diseases. This highly plastic limbic region is made up of several subregions that are believed to have different functional roles. Therefore, there is a growing interest in imaging the subregions of the hippocampal formation rather than modelling the hippocampus as a homogenous structure, driving the development of new automated analysis tools...
January 16, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341021/assessment-of-blood-brain-barrier-leakage-with-gadolinium-enhanced-mri
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Min-Chi Ku, Sonia Waiczies, Thoralf Niendorf, Andreas Pohlmann
The integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) can be noninvasively monitored by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Conventional MR contrast agents (CAs) containing gadolinium are used in association with MRI in routine clinical practice to detect and quantify BBB leakage. Under normal circumstances CAs do not cross the intact BBB. However due to their small size they extravasate from the blood into the brain tissue even when the BBB is partially compromised. Here we describe an MR method based on T1-weighted images taken prior to and after CA injection...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339314/surface-based-characteristics-of-the-cerebellar-cortex-visualized-with-ultra-high-field-mri
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Yohan Boillat, Pierre-Louis Bazin, Kieran O'Brien, Mário João Fartaria, Guillaume Bonnier, Gunnar Krueger, Wietske Van der Zwaag, Cristina Granziera
Although having a relatively homogeneous cytoarchitectonic organization, the cerebellar cortex is a heterogeneous region characterized by different amounts of myelin, iron and protein expression profiles. In this study, we used quantitative T1 and T2* mapping at ultra-high field (7T) MRI to investigate the tissue characteristics of the cerebellar gray matter surface and its layers. Detailed subject-specific surfaces were generated at three different cortical depths and averaged across subjects to create averaged T1 and T2* maps on the cerebellar surface...
January 12, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339228/stability-and-plasmatic-protein-binding-of-novel-zidovudine-prodrugs-targeting-site-ii-of-human-serum-albumin
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Esteban M Schenfeld, Sergio R Ribone, Mario A Quevedo
Despite its vastly demonstrated clinical efficacy, zidovudine (AZT) exhibits several suboptimal pharmacokinetic properties. In particular, its short plasmatic half-life (t1/2 ~ 1 h) is related to its low bound fraction to whole plasmatic proteins and in particular to human serum albumin (HSA). The design of prodrugs constitutes a promising strategy to enhance AZT pharmacokinetic properties, including its affinity for HSA. Recently, we reported the synthesis and chemical stability evaluation of three novel prodrugs of AZT obtained by derivatization with dicarboxylic acids (1-3)...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339174/the-impact-of-strabismus-surgery-on-gait-pattern-in-patients-with-congenital-or-starting-within-one-year-of-age-strabismus
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Enrica Sipio, Anna Dickmann, Irene Aprile, Marco Germanotta, Chiara Simbolotti, Annabella Salerni, Gustavo Savino, Luca Padua
Strabismus is a common visual disorder that negatively affects walking and balance. Therapeutic interventions for strabismus include strabismus surgery. Few studies investigated the relationship between strabismus surgery and postural control while, to the best of our knowledge, none has been conducted to assess the influence of strabismus surgery on gait. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the locomotion characteristics over patients with congenital or starting within one year of age strabismus, one month and three months after strabismus surgery...
January 12, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338734/comparing-the-benefits-of-chemoradiotherapy-and-chemotherapy-for-resectable-stage-iii-a-n2-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Yuqiao Chen, Xiong Peng, Yuan Zhou, Kun Xia, Wei Zhuang
BACKGROUND: Induction chemotherapy has been shown to improve survival of patients with stage III A/N2 (T1-3, N2, M0) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), followed by resection, but the benefits of neoadjuvant radiotherapy still remain controversial. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane library databases were searched for relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the outcomes of induction chemoradiotherapy over induction chemotherapy, in patients with resectable stage IIIA/N2 NSCLC...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338132/tumour-thickness-diameter-area-or-volume-the-prognostic-significance-of-conventional-versus-digital-image-analysis-based-size-estimation-methods-in-uveal-melanoma
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Thorsteinn Snaebjörnsson Arnljots, Zaid Al-Sharbaty, Emma Lardner, Charlotta All-Eriksson, Stefan Seregard, Gustav Stålhammar
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare conventional and novel size estimation methods' ability to predict survival in uveal melanoma (UM). METHODS: The study was designed as a retrospective consecutive chart review of patients with UM, enucleated between the years 1984 and 1993. Area and volume were estimated based on the largest histopathological cross-section, the second centroid theorem of Pappus and digital image analysis, correlated to overall and relative survival...
January 16, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338043/search-for-independent-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-4-subdomains-in-a-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-8-barrel-%C3%AE-glucosidase
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Vitor M Almeida, Maira A Frutuoso, Sandro R Marana
Proteins that fold as (β/α)8 barrels are thought to have evolved from half-barrels that underwent duplication and fusion events. The evidence is particularly clear for small barrels, which have almost identical halves. Additionally, computational calculations of the thermodynamic stability of these structures in the presence of denaturants have revealed that (β/α)8 barrels contain two subunits or domains corresponding to half-barrels. Hence, within (β/α)8 barrels, half-barrels are self-contained units...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337899/synergistic-effects-of-copper-sites-on-apparent-stability-of-multicopper-oxidase-fet3p
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Erik Sedlák, Gabriel Žoldák, Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede
Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fet3p is a multicopper oxidase that contains three cupredoxin-like domains and four copper ions located in three distinct metal sites (T1 in domain 3; T2 and the binuclear T3 at the interface between domains 1 and 3). To probe the role of the copper sites in Fet3p thermodynamic stability, we performed urea-induced unfolding experiments with holo-, apo- and three partially-metallated (T1, T2 and T1/T2 sites depleted of copper) forms of Fet3p. Using a combination of spectroscopic probes (circular dichroism, fluorescence intensity and maximum, 8-anilinonaphthalene-1-sulfonic acid (ANS) emission, oxidase activity and blue color), we reveal that all forms of Fet3p unfold in a four-state reaction with two partially-folded intermediates...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337349/phytochemicals-anti-inflammatory-antiproliferative-and-methylglyoxal-trapping-properties-of-zijuan-tea
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Xiong Gao, Chi-Tang Ho, Xiaofei Li, Xiaorong Lin, Yuanyuan Zhang, Zhongzheng Chen, Bin Li
Zijuan tea (Camellia sinensis var. assamica) is a unique anthocyanin-rich tea cultivar in China. Although chemical component analysis of Zijuan tea and extraction technology of anthocyanins was widely documented, its functional properties have not been extensively explored. In this study, the anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, and methylglyoxal (MGO) trapping activities of water extract (ZWE) and ethyl acetate extract (ZEE) of Zijuan tea were investigated for the 1st time. Results showed that ZWE and ZEE exhibited inhibitory effects on nitric oxide (NO), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and interleukin (IL)-6 production as well as inducible nitric oxide synthase protein (iNOS) expression in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW 264...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336598/quantitative-mr-evaluation-of-chronic-pancreatitis-extracellular-volume-fraction-and-mr-relaxometry
#20
Temel Tirkes, Chen Lin, Enming Cui, Yu Deng, Paul R Territo, Kumaresan Sandrasegaran, Fatih Akisik
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if extracellular volume fraction and T1 mapping can be used to diagnose chronic pancreatitis (CP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This HIPAA-compliant study analyzed 143 consecutive patients with and without CP who underwent MR imaging between May 2016 and February 2017. Patients were selected for the study according to inclusion and exclusion criteria that considered history and clinical and laboratory findings. Eligible patients (n = 119) were grouped as normal (n = 60) or with mild (n = 22), moderate (n = 27), or severe (n = 10) CP on the basis of MRCP findings using the Cambridge classification as the reference standard...
January 16, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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