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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645635/cytotoxicity-of-the-coagulant-moringa-oleifera-lectin-cmol-to-b16-f10-melanoma-cells
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Luciana de Andrade Luz, Franco Aparecido Rossato, Rute Alves Pereira E Costa, Thiago Henrique Napoleão, Patrícia Maria Guedes Paiva, Luana Cassandra Breitenbach Barroso Coelho
Moringa oleifera seeds are used in alternative medicine to treat inflammation, tumors and bacterial and protozoan infections, for example. The seeds contain lectins, which are carbohydrate-binding proteins with several biological properties including cytotoxicity to cancer cells. In this work, we examined the cytotoxicity of the coagulant M. oleifera lectin (cMoL) on B16-F10 murine melanoma cells. cMoL cytotoxic effects were evaluated through trypan blue assay and flow cytometry analysis. Mitochondrial superoxide levels and activation of caspases 3, 8 and 9 were measured...
June 20, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643659/-cervical-cancer-screening-in-rural-madagascar-feasibility-coverage-and-incidence
#2
A Dumont, N Bessières, A Benbassa, G Razafindrafara, F Rabearison, H-J Philippe
OBJECTIVES: To assess the implementation of a cervical cancer screening strategy in rural Madagascar. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A mobile unit, equipped with a cold-coagulator, visited every six months the main health care centers in the Atsinanana area between 2013 and 2015. Cervical cancer screening was based on visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA). The lesions suggestive of intraepithelial neoplasia and limited to the cervix were coagulated on the same day. Non-eligible patients for immediate treatment were referred for appropriate investigations...
April 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637314/dna-methylation-signatures-and-coagulation-factors-in-the-peripheral-blood-leucocytes-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Lian Li, Hong Zheng, Yubei Huang, Caiyun Huang, Shuang Zhang, Jing Tian, Pei Li, Anil K Sood, Wei Zhang, Kexin Chen
Solid tumors are increasingly recognized as a systemic disease that is manifested by changes in DNA, RNA, proteins, and metabolites in the blood. Whereas many studies have reported gene mutation events in the circulation, few studies have focused on epigenetic DNA methylation markers. To identify DNA methylation biomarkers in peripheral blood for ovarian cancer, we performed a two-stage epigenome-wide association study. In the discovery stage, we measured genome wide DNA methylation for 485,000 CpG sites in peripheral blood in 24 epithelial ovarian cancer cases and 24 age-matched healthy controls...
June 16, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635544/heparin-new-life-for-an-old-drug
#4
Carlos Raúl Aláez-Versón, Elena Lantero, Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets
Heparin is one of the oldest drugs, which nevertheless remains in widespread clinical use as an inhibitor of blood coagulation. The history of its identification a century ago unfolded amid one of the most fascinating scientific controversies turning around the distribution of credit for its discovery. The composition, purification and structure-function relationship of this naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan regarding its classical role as anticoagulant will be dealt with before proceeding to discuss its therapeutic potential in, among other, inflammatory and infectious disease, cancer treatment, cystic fibrosis and Alzheimer's disease...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631213/the-constitutive-protease-release-by-primary-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Maria Honnemyr, Øystein Bruserud, Annette K Brenner
INTRODUCTION: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells show constitutive release of matrix metalloproteases and their inhibitors. We now investigated this constitutive release of protease/protease regulators associated with carcinogenesis (ADAM12, uPA, cystatin B), angiogenesis (serpin E1, uPA, CD147), cancer cell migration (uPA, cystatin C), coagulation (ADAM TS13, serpin C1), inflammation (fetuin A, caspase 1, cystatin C), monocytic differentiation (CFD) or regulation of hematopoiesis (neutrophil elastase)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625825/red-blood-cell-transfusion-in-surgical-cancer-patients-targets-risks-mechanistic-understanding-and-further-therapeutic-opportunities
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REVIEW
Vassilis L Tzounakas, Jerard Seghatchian, Elissavet Grouzi, Styliani Kokoris, Marianna H Antonelou
Anemia is present in more than half of cancer patients and appears to be an independent prognostic factor of short- and long-term adverse outcomes. It increases in the advanced period of cancer and perioperatively, in patients with solid tumors who undergo surgery. As a result, allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is an indispensable treatment in cancer. However, its safety remains controversial, based on several laboratory and clinical data reporting a linkage with increased risk for cancer recurrence, infection and cancer-related mortality...
May 26, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622078/a-feasibility-study-and-technical-tips-for-the-use-of-an-articulating-bipolar-vessel-sealer-in-da-vinci-robot-assisted-gastrectomy
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Seong-Ho Kong, Tae Han Kim, Yeon Ju Huh, Seung-Young Oh, Hye Seong Ahn, So Yong Park, Yun Suk Choi, Yun-Suhk Suh, Hyuk-Joon Lee, Han-Kwang Yang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new articulating bipolar energy device, the EndoWrist(®) One™ Vessel Sealer (VS), in da Vinci(®) robot-assisted gastrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients (n = 17) with cT1/2 gastric cancer who underwent robotic gastrectomy using the VS were prospectively enrolled in the study group (VS group). The clinicopathological outcomes, including operative time, intraoperative blood loss, amount of postoperative drainage, postoperative biochemical analysis results, and complication rates, were prospectively collected and compared with those of patients who underwent robotic gastrectomy using conventional ultrasonic shear force ([US] group, n = 52) during the same time period...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602126/clinical-and-prognostic-significance-of-lupus-anticoagulant-measurement-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Xianming Fei, Huan Wang, Lei Jiang, Tongwei Zhao, Maoliang Cheng, Wufeng Yuan
Lupus anticoagulants is related to both recurrent thrombosis and cancer. Thrombotic complications occur more frequently in patients with lung cancer. The aim of this study is to investigate the association of lupus anticoagulants with hypercoagulability and thrombotic complications, as well as prognostic significance of lupus anticoagulants for patients with lung cancer. The study comprised 205 patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Plasma normalized LAC ratio, D-dimer, fibrinogen, activities of antithrombin, and FVIII before treatment were analyzed by coagulation analyzer, and routine hematologic and biochemical parameters were also evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599468/clinical-significance-of-coagulation-factors-in-operable-colorectal-cancer
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Suee Lee, Seok Jae Huh, Sung Yong Oh, Myeong Seok Koh, Sung-Hyun Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Jin Young Han, Hong Jo Choi, Su Jin Kim, Hyo-Jin Kim
Abnormal hemostasis in cancer patients has prev iously been studied. The primary objective of the present study was to evaluate the association between preoperative hemostasis markers and clinicopathological parameters, and to identify a hemostasis marker affecting survival in patients following curative resection for colorectal cancer. A total of 170 patients who underwent curative surgery for colorectal carcinoma were evaluated. Preoperative coagulation tests included platelet, prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), fibrinogen, D-dimer and fibrinogen degradation product (FDP)...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599429/disseminated-carcinomatosis-of-the-bone-marrow-with-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-as-the-first-symptom-of-recurrent-rectal-cancer-successfully-treated-with-chemotherapy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hiroshi Takeyama, Tsutomu Sakiyama, Tomoko Wakasa, Kotaro Kitani, Keisuke Inoue, Hiroaki Kato, Shinya Ueda, Masanori Tsujie, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Masao Yukawa, Yoshio Ohta, Masatoshi Inoue
Disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow (DCBM) is a condition in which bone marrow (BM) metastases diffusely invade the BM, and is frequently accompanied by disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). While prostate, lung, breast and stomach malignancies, in addition to neuroblastoma, are the most prevalent non-hematological malignancies to metastasize frequently to the BM, colorectal cancer is a malignancy that rarely metastasizes to the BM. The present case describes a 65-year-old male patient treated by resection and one course adjuvant chemotherapy for stage IIIC rectal cancer who presented with nasal bleeding at 8 months post-surgery...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594426/new-developments-in-anticoagulants-past-present-and-future
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Jeffrey I Weitz, Job Harenberg
Thrombosis is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, and anticoagulants are the mainstay of its prevention and treatment. Starting with unfractionated heparin (UFH) and vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) such as warfarin, the choices of anticoagulants have exploded in the past 20 years. With over 90 % subcutaneous bioavailability, no need for coagulation monitoring and dose adjustment, and a lower risk of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, low-molecular-weight heparin and fondaparinux have replaced UFH for prevention and initial treatment of venous thromboembolism and for secondary prevention in cancer patients...
June 8, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587168/physicochemical-properties-biological-activity-health-benefits-and-general-limitations-of-aged-black-garlic-a-review
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REVIEW
Ji Hyeon Ryu, Dawon Kang
Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used as a medicinal food since ancient times. However, some people are reluctant to ingest raw garlic due to its unpleasant odor and taste. Therefore, many types of garlic preparations have been developed to reduce these attributes without losing biological functions. Aged black garlic (ABG) is a garlic preparation with a sweet and sour taste and no strong odor. It has recently been introduced to Asian markets as a functional food. Extensive in vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated that ABG has a variety of biological functions such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, anti-allergic, cardioprotective, and hepatoprotective effects...
June 1, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585847/-uterine-inversion
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L Mužná, R Pilka
AIM: Summarize the literature on the inversion of the uterus. DESIGN: A review article. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, SZZ Krnov, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital, Palacky University, Olomouc. METHOD: Literature review was conducted using the following key words. There were included articles published in English since 1980, from which relevant data were obtained. RESULTS: In the literature the general occurrence is broad, ranging from 1:27 000 in the UK to 1:1739 in the US, where it varies greatly according to geographic location...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581834/updates-on-smart-polymeric-carrier-systems-for-protein-delivery
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Ibrahim El-Sherbiny, Islam Khalil, Isra Ali, Magdi Yacoub
Smart materials are those materials that are responsive to chemical (organic molecules, chemical agents or specific agents), biochemical (protein, enzymes, growth factors, substrates or ligands), physical (electric field, magnetic field, temperature, pH, ionic strength or radiation) or mechanical (pressure or mechanical stress) signals. These responsive materials interact with the stimuli by changing their properties or conformational structures in a predictable manner. Recently, smart polymers have been utilized in various biomedical applications...
June 21, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573829/comparative-proteomic-profiling-of-the-serum-differentiates-pancreatic-cancer-from-chronic-pancreatitis
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Mayank Saraswat, Sakari Joenväärä, Hanna Seppänen, Harri Mustonen, Caj Haglund, Risto Renkonen
Finland ranks sixth among the countries having highest incidence rate of pancreatic cancer with mortality roughly equaling incidence. The average age of diagnosis for pancreatic cancer is 69 years in Nordic males, whereas the average age of diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis is 40-50 years, however, many cases overlap in age. By radiology, the evaluation of a pancreatic mass, that is, the differential diagnosis between chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer is often difficult. Preoperative needle biopsies are difficult to obtain and are demanding to interpret...
June 1, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571215/carcinoma-cervix-presenting-as-ischaemic-stroke-in-young-female-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#16
Suruchi Gupta, Nikhil Gupta, Shilpa Singhal, Nikhil Nair
Stroke is a disabling disease which increases the burden of already suffering cancer patients. Several mechanisms of stroke exist in cancer patients which includes - metastatic or non-metastatic such as coagulation disorders, infections or therapy related. Increased risk of ischaemic stroke has been validated for several cancers. However, there is scarce literature reported in carcinoma cervix patients. Review of literature suggests that stroke occurs more frequently in cancer patients than in the average population...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559409/association-of-pre-chemotherapy-peripheral-blood-pro-inflammatory-and-coagulation-factors-with-physical-function-in-women-with-breast-cancer
#17
Yuan Yuan, Nilesh Vora, Can-Lan Sun, Daneng Li, David Smith, Joanne Mortimer, The-Hang Luu, George Somlo, James Waisman, Joseph Chao, Vani Katheria, Timothy Synold, Vivi Tran, Shu Mi, Tao Feng, Abrahm Levi, Anait Arsenyan, Jennifer Choi, Laura Zavala, Susan Yost, Arti Hurria
BACKGROUND: Pro-inflammatory and coagulation factors serve as biomarkers of aging and functional reserve. The purpose of this study was to determine if pro-inflammatory (interleukin-6 [IL-6], C-reactive protein [CRP]), and coagulation (D-dimer) factors were associated with pre-chemotherapy functional status in women with stage I-III breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prior to chemotherapy initiation in patients with stage I-III breast cancer, the following was captured: IL-6, CRP, D-dimer blood levels, and physical function measures including activities of daily living (ADL, subscale of Medical Outcomes Study Physical Health); instrumental activities of daily living (IADL, subscale of the Older Americans Resources and Services Program); Timed Up and Go (TUG); physician-rated Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS); and self-rated KPS...
May 30, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552490/monitoring-of-anticoagulant-therapy-in-cancer-patients-with-thrombosis-and-the-usefulness-of-blood-activation-markers
#18
REVIEW
Jean Amiral, Jerard Seghatchian
Thrombotic diseases caused by cancer progression have been reported as one of the major causes of cancer associated morbidity and mortality along with cancer invasiveness and infectious complications. Moreover, anticoagulant therapy with heparin and heparin-like drugs, or vitamin K antagonists, or the Direct Oral Anticoagulants, is seeing an extended application in cancer patients and offers prolonged life expectancy to oncology patients for whom blood activation and thrombotic events have a variable incidence, depending on cancer type...
May 19, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551915/-characteristics-of-large-pericardial-effusion-in-a-well-defined-geographical-region
#19
Moanis Serhan, Ruhi Abdallah, Shaul Atar
BACKGROUND: Pericardial effusion can occur as a result of primary pericardial disease or secondary to systemic disease. Analysis of the features of pericardial effusion in correlation with clinical and demographic findings can help clinicians to determine the correct diagnosis and to choose the appropriate treatment and reduce patient mortality and morbidity. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the characteristics of pericardial effusion and the prevalence of the different etiologies and their correlation with demographics, clinical characteristics and medical history in 86 patients admitted to Galilee Medical Center from 2001 to 2010 who underwent pericardiocentesis or pericardial window...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551673/tissue-factor-expression-does-not-predict-mortality-in-breast-cancer-patients
#20
Simon F Stämpfli, Alexander Akhmedov, Silke Hausladen, Zsuzsanna Varga, Konstantin J Dedes, Jens Hellermann, Thomas F Lüscher, Glen Kristiansen, Felix C Tanner, Alexander Breitenstein
BACKGROUND: Tissue factor (TF), the trigger of coagulation, not only initiates thrombus formation, but also elicits tumor growth and invasion in breast cancer. However, the characterization of TF expression in breast cancer tissue and its prognostic value remain unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred and three primary breast cancer specimens from the local tumor tissue database were immunostained for TF expression and evaluated semiquantitatively. Tumor characteristics (size, grade, nodal status, and ER expression) as well as patient's survival were assessed...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
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