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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403980/characteristics-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-africa-a-multicountry-observational-study-from-the-africa-liver-cancer-consortium
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Ju Dong Yang, Essa A Mohamed, Ashraf O Abdel Aziz, Hend I Shousha, Mohamed B Hashem, Mohamed M Nabeel, Ahmed H Abdelmaksoud, Tamer M Elbaz, Mary Y Afihene, Babatunde M Duduyemi, Joshua P Ayawin, Adam Gyedu, Marie-Jeanne Lohouès-Kouacou, Antonin W Ndjitoyap Ndam, Ehab F Moustafa, Sahar M Hassany, Abdelmajeed M Moussa, Rose A Ugiagbe, Casimir E Omuemu, Richard Anthony, Dennis Palmer, Albert F Nyanga, Abraham O Malu, Solomon Obekpa, Abdelmounem E Abdo, Awatif I Siddig, Hatim M Y Mudawi, Uchenna Okonkwo, Mbang Kooffreh-Ada, Yaw A Awuku, Yvonne A Nartey, Elizabeth T Abbew, Nana A Awuku, Jesse A Otegbayo, Kolawole O Akande, Hailemichael M Desalegn, Abidemi E Omonisi, Akande O Ajayi, Edith N Okeke, Mary J Duguru, Pantong M Davwar, Michael C Okorie, Shettima Mustapha, Jose D Debes, Ponsiano Ocama, Olufunmilayo A Lesi, Emuobor Odeghe, Ruth Bello, Charles Onyekwere, Francis Ekere, Rufina Igetei, Mitchell A Mah'moud, Benyam Addissie, Hawa M Ali, Gregory J Gores, Mark D Topazian, Lewis R Roberts
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma is a leading cause of cancer-related death in Africa, but there is still no comprehensive description of the current status of its epidemiology in Africa. We therefore initiated an African hepatocellular carcinoma consortium aiming to describe the clinical presentation, management, and outcomes of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in Africa. METHODS: We did a multicentre, multicountry, retrospective observational cohort study, inviting investigators from the African Network for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases to participate in the consortium to develop hepatocellular carcinoma research databases and biospecimen repositories...
February 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350928/effect-of-total-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-vs-total-abdominal-hysterectomy-on-disease-free-survival-among-women-with-stage-i-endometrial-cancer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Monika Janda, Val Gebski, Lucy C Davies, Peta Forder, Alison Brand, Russell Hogg, Thomas W Jobling, Russell Land, Tom Manolitsas, Marcelo Nascimento, Deborah Neesham, James L Nicklin, Martin K Oehler, Geoff Otton, Lewis Perrin, Stuart Salfinger, Ian Hammond, Yee Leung, Peter Sykes, Hextan Ngan, Andrea Garrett, Michael Laney, Tong Yow Ng, Karfai Tam, Karen Chan, C David Wrede, Selvan Pather, Bryony Simcock, Rhonda Farrell, Gregory Robertson, Graeme Walker, Nigel R Armfield, Nick Graves, Anthony J McCartney, Andreas Obermair
Importance: Standard treatment for endometrial cancer involves removal of the uterus, tubes, ovaries, and lymph nodes. Few randomized trials have compared disease-free survival outcomes for surgical approaches. Objective: To investigate whether total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) is equivalent to total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) in women with treatment-naive endometrial cancer. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Laparoscopic Approach to Cancer of the Endometrium (LACE) trial was a multinational, randomized equivalence trial conducted between October 7, 2005, and June 30, 2010, in which 27 surgeons from 20 tertiary gynecological cancer centers in Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong randomized 760 women with stage I endometrioid endometrial cancer to either TLH or TAH...
March 28, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267733/us-immigration-order-strikes-against-biotech
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Jeremy M Levin, Steven H Holtzman, John Maraganore, Paul J Hastings, Ron Cohen, Bassil Dahiyat, Julian Adams, Chris Adams, Brett Ahrens, Jeff Albers, Mara G Aspinall, James E Audia, Martin Babler, Peter Barrett, Zoe Barry, Nessan Bermingham, Stephen Bloch, Robert I Blum, Paul B Bolno, Michael W Bonney, Bruce Booth, Daniel M Bradbury, Steven K Brauer, Brook Byers, Pablo J Cagnoni, Brian M Cali, Isaac Ciechanover, Chip Clark, Michael D Clayman, Jeff L Cleland, Paula Cobb, Ron Cooper, Mark G Currie, John Diekman, Eric L Dobmeier, Doug Doerfler, Elizabeth Lr Donley, Deborah Dunsire, Matthew During, Jens W Eckstein, Eric Elenko, Neil A Exter, Jonathan J Fleming, Gregory J Flesher, Jean-Francois Formela, Robert Forrester, Cedric Francois, Heather Franklin, Mason W Freeman, Howard Furst, Leonard Patrick Gage, Nicholas Galakatos, Brian M Gallagher, James A Geraghty, Simba Gill, David V Goeddel, Mark A Goldsmith, Maxine Gowen, Vikas Goyal, Tom Graney, David Grayzel, Barry Greene, Paul Grint, J C Gutierrez-Ramos, Bill Haney, Tuan Ha-Ngoc, Tim Harris, Faheem Hasnain, Yujiro Steve Hata, Peter Hecht, Leslie Henshaw, Rich Heyman, Herve Hoppenot, H Robert Horvitz, Thomas E Hughes, Wende S Hutton, Stephen T Isaacs, Annalisa Jenkins, Jeff Jonker, Jeff Kaplan, Perry Karsen, Jeb Keiper, Jean Kim, Jeff Kindler, Rachel King, Vanessa King, Nina Kjellson, Scott Koenig, Gerhard Koenig, Peter Kolchinsky, Paul Laikind, Robert Bob Langer, John J Lee, Jonathan S Leff, Bruce A Leicher, Nick Leschly, Andrew Levin, Mark Levin, Arnold J Levine, Alan Levy, David R Liu, Harvey F Lodish, Uri Lopatin, Ted W Love, Guy Macdonald, Gail J Maderis, Ankit Mahadevia, Nagesh K Mahanthappa, Joel F Martin, Alex Martin, W Eddie Martucci, James G McArthur, Corey M McCann, Sean A McCarthy, C Geoffrey McDonough, John Mendlein, Larry Miller, Diego Miralles, Kenneth I Moch, Bob More, Andrew G Myers, Michael A Narachi, Amir Nashat, Wendy Nelson, William J Newell, Bernat Olle, John E Osborn, Julia C Owens, Atul Pande, Stelios Papadopoulos, H Stewart Parker, Kush M Parmar, Matthew R Patterson, Steve M Paul, Rob Perez, Matthew Perry, Cary G Pfeffer, Mike Powell, Mark Pruzanski, Dennis J Purcell, Amit Rakhit, Kartik Ramamoorthi, William Rastetter, Adrian Ad Rawcliffe, Laurence E Reid, Ron C Renaud, Jason P Rhodes, William J Rieflin, Chad Robins, Scott M Rocklage, Michael Rosenblatt, Jonathan G Rosin, William J Rutter, Saurabh Saha, Camille Samuels, Vicki L Sato, George Scangos, John A Scarlett, David Schenkein, Stuart L Schreiber, Andrew Schwab, Paul Sekhri, Rajeev Shah, Thomas Shenk, Clay B Siegall, Nick J Simon, Nancy Simonian, Jeff Stein, Michael Su, Mary T Szela, Marco Taglietti, Nina Tandon, Henri Termeer, Nancy A Thornberry, Martin Tolar, Richard Ulevitch, Akshay K Vaishnaw, Anne VanLent, Martin Varsavsky, George P Vlasuk, Michel Vounatsos, Samuel G Waksal, Neil Warma, Ryan J Watts, Yaron Werber, Christoph Westphal, Wendell Wierenga, Doug E Williams, Lewis Rusty Williams, Kleanthis G Xanthopoulos, Daphne Zohar, Sandford Sandy Zweifach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258053/improved-performance-of-serum-alpha-fetoprotein-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-diagnosis-in-hcv-cirrhosis-with-normal-alanine-transaminase
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Ju Dong Yang, Jianliang Dai, Amit G Singal, Purva Gopal, Benyam Addissie, Mindie H Nguyen, Alex S Befeler, K Rajender Reddy, Myron Schwartz, Denise M Harnois, Hiroyuki Yamada, Gregory J Gores, Ziding Feng, Jorge A Marrero, Lewis R Roberts
BACKGROUND: The utility of alpha fetoprotein (AFP) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance is controversial. We aimed to identify factors associated with elevated AFP and define the patients for whom AFP is effective for surveillance. METHODS: Data from the National Cancer Institute Early Detection Research Network Phase 2 HCC biomarker study (233 early stage HCC and 412 cirrhotic patients) were analyzed. We analyzed 110 early stage HCC and 362 cirrhotic HCV patients for external validation...
March 3, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244497/quality-of-life-in-chronic-pancreatitis-is-determined-by-constant-pain-disability-unemployment-current-smoking-and-associated-co-morbidities
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Jorge D Machicado, Stephen T Amann, Michelle A Anderson, Judah Abberbock, Stuart Sherman, Darwin L Conwell, Gregory A Cote, Vikesh K Singh, Michele D Lewis, Samer Alkaade, Bimaljit S Sandhu, Nalini M Guda, Thiruvengadam Muniraj, Gong Tang, John Baillie, Randall E Brand, Timothy B Gardner, Andres Gelrud, Christopher E Forsmark, Peter A Banks, Adam Slivka, C Mel Wilcox, David C Whitcomb, Dhiraj Yadav
OBJECTIVES: Chronic pancreatitis (CP) has a profound independent effect on quality of life (QOL). Our aim was to identify factors that impact the QOL in CP patients. METHODS: We used data on 1,024 CP patients enrolled in the three NAPS2 studies. Information on demographics, risk factors, co-morbidities, disease phenotype, and treatments was obtained from responses to structured questionnaires. Physical and mental component summary (PCS and MCS, respectively) scores generated using responses to the Short Form-12 (SF-12) survey were used to assess QOL at enrollment...
April 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224671/outcomes-after-diagnosis-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-a-large-autopsy-series
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Erin L Abner, Richard J Kryscio, Frederick A Schmitt, David W Fardo, Daniela C Moga, Eseosa T Ighodaro, Gregory A Jicha, Lei Yu, Hiroko H Dodge, Chengjie Xiong, Randall L Woltjer, Julie A Schneider, Nigel J Cairns, David A Bennett, Peter T Nelson
OBJECTIVE: To determine clinical and neuropathological outcomes following a clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS: Data were drawn from a large autopsy series (N = 1,337) of individuals followed longitudinally from normal or MCI status to death, derived from 4 Alzheimer Disease (AD) Centers in the United States. RESULTS: Mean follow-up was 7.9 years. Of the 874 individuals ever diagnosed with MCI, final clinical diagnoses were varied: 39...
February 22, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198067/verbal-spatial-iq-discrepancies-impact-brain-activation-associated-with-the-resolution-of-cognitive-conflict-in-children-and-adolescents
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Amy E Margolis, Katie S Davis, Lisa S Pao, Amy Lewis, Xiao Yang, Gregory Tau, Guihu Zhao, Zhishun Wang, Rachel Marsh
Verbal-spatial discrepancies are common in healthy individuals and in those with neurodevelopmental disorders associated with cognitive control deficits including: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Non-Verbal Learning Disability, Fragile X, 22q11 deletion, and Turner Syndrome. Previous data from healthy individuals suggest that the magnitude of the difference between verbal IQ (VIQ) and performance IQ (PIQ) scores (the VIQ>PIQ discrepancy) is associated with reduced thickness in frontal and parietal cortices (inferior frontal, anterior cingulate, inferior parietal lobule, and supramarginal gyrus) that support cognitive control...
February 15, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194841/impaired-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-insights-from-the-relax-trial
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Adam D DeVore, Steven McNulty, Fawaz Alenezi, Mads Ersboll, Justin M Vader, Jae K Oh, Grace Lin, Margaret M Redfield, Gregory Lewis, Marc J Semigran, Kevin J Anstrom, Adrian F Hernandez, Eric J Velazquez
BACKGROUND: While abnormal left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) has been described in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), its prevalence and clinical significance are poorly understood. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients enrolled in the RELAX trial of sildenafil in HFpEF (LV ejection fraction ≥50%) in whom two-dimensional, speckle-tracking LV GLS was possible (n = 187) were analysed. The distribution of LV GLS and its associations with clinical characteristics, LV structure and function, biomarkers, exercise capacity and quality of life were assessed...
February 14, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159312/effects-of-anterior-offsetting-of-humeral-head-component-in-posteriorly-unstable-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-finite-element-modeling-of-cadaver-specimens
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Gregory S Lewis, William K Conaway, Hwabok Wee, H Mike Kim
A novel technique of "anterior offsetting" of the humeral head component to address posterior instability in total shoulder arthroplasty has been proposed, and its biomechanical benefits have been previously demonstrated experimentally. The present study sought to characterize the changes in joint mechanics associated with anterior offsetting with various amounts of glenoid retroversion using cadaver specimen-specific 3-dimensional finite element models. Specimen-specific computational finite element models were developed through importing digitized locations of six musculotendinous units of the rotator cuff and deltoid muscles based off three cadaveric shoulder specimens implanted with total shoulder arthroplasty in either anatomic or anterior humeral head offset...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154378/corrigendum-diabetes-mellitus-heightens-the-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-except-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-cirrhosis
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Ju Dong Yang, Hager Amed Mohamed, Jessica L Cvinar, Gregory J Gores, Lewis R Roberts, W Ray Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151488/zika-virus-protection-by-a-single-low-dose-nucleoside-modified-mrna-vaccination
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Norbert Pardi, Michael J Hogan, Rebecca S Pelc, Hiromi Muramatsu, Hanne Andersen, Christina R DeMaso, Kimberly A Dowd, Laura L Sutherland, Richard M Scearce, Robert Parks, Wendeline Wagner, Alex Granados, Jack Greenhouse, Michelle Walker, Elinor Willis, Jae-Sung Yu, Charles E McGee, Gregory D Sempowski, Barbara L Mui, Ying K Tam, Yan-Jang Huang, Dana Vanlandingham, Veronica M Holmes, Harikrishnan Balachandran, Sujata Sahu, Michelle Lifton, Stephen Higgs, Scott E Hensley, Thomas D Madden, Michael J Hope, Katalin Karikó, Sampa Santra, Barney S Graham, Mark G Lewis, Theodore C Pierson, Barton F Haynes, Drew Weissman
Zika virus (ZIKV) has recently emerged as a pandemic associated with severe neuropathology in newborns and adults. There are no ZIKV-specific treatments or preventatives. Therefore, the development of a safe and effective vaccine is a high priority. Messenger RNA (mRNA) has emerged as a versatile and highly effective platform to deliver vaccine antigens and therapeutic proteins. Here we demonstrate that a single low-dose intradermal immunization with lipid-nanoparticle-encapsulated nucleoside-modified mRNA (mRNA-LNP) encoding the pre-membrane and envelope glycoproteins of a strain from the ZIKV outbreak in 2013 elicited potent and durable neutralizing antibody responses in mice and non-human primates...
March 9, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133537/enhanced-fluorescence-properties-of-carbon-dots-in-polymer-films
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Yamin Liu, Ping Wang, K A Shiral Fernando, Gregory E LeCroy, Halidan Maimaiti, Barbara A Harruff-Miller, William K Lewis, Christopher E Bunker, Zhi-Ling Hou, Ya-Ping Sun
Carbon dots of small carbon nanoparticles surface-functionalized with 2,2'-(ethylenedioxy)bis(ethylamine) (EDA) were synthesized, and the as-synthesized sample was separated on an aqueous gel column to obtain fractions of the EDA-carbon dots with different fluorescence quantum yields. As already discussed in the literature, the variations in fluorescence performance among the fractions were attributed to the different levels and/or effectiveness of the surface functionalization-passivation in the carbon dots...
August 7, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. C, Materials for Optical and Electronic Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088597/phase-ii-randomized-trial-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-to-decrease-surgical-site-infection-in-patients-undergoing-laparotomy-for%C3%A2-gastrointestinal-pancreatic-and-peritoneal-surface-malignancies
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Perry Shen, Aaron U Blackham, Stacey Lewis, Clancy J Clark, Russell Howerton, Harveshp D Mogal, Rebecca M Dodson, Gregory B Russell, Edward A Levine
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) remain a major source of morbidity and cost after resection of intra-abdominal malignancies. Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been reported to significantly reduce SSIs when applied to the closed laparotomy incision. This article reports the results of a randomized clinical trial examining the effect of NPWT on SSI rates in surgical oncology patients with increased risk for infectious complications. STUDY DESIGN: From 2012 to 2016, two hundred and sixty-five patients who underwent open resection of intra-abdominal neoplasms were stratified into 3 groups: gastrointestinal (n = 57), pancreas (n = 73), or peritoneal surface (n = 135) malignancy...
April 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074547/a-pharmacokinetic-and-safety-study-of-trebananib-a-fc-fusion-peptibody-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-and-varying-degrees-of-renal-dysfunction
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Benjamin Wu, Lionel D Lewis, R Donald Harvey, Erik Rasmussen, Erick Gamelin, Yu-Nien Sun, Gregory Friberg, Jay L Koyner, Afshin Dowlati, Michael L Maitland
Clearance of trebananib (AMG 386), a 64 kD anti-angiogenic peptibody, has been associated with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). We prospectively evaluated trebananib pharmacokinetics and safety/tolerability in advanced solid tumor patients with varying degrees of renal function. Patients were assigned to normal renal function, mild, moderate, or severe renal dysfunction cohorts based on eGFR, received trebananib 15 mg/kg IV weekly, and underwent week 1 and week 5 pharmacokinetic and weekly safety assessments...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013117/hepatocellular-carcinoma-is-the-most-common-indication-for-liver-transplantation-and-placement-on-the-waitlist-in-the-united-states
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Ju Dong Yang, Joseph J Larson, Kymberly D Watt, Alina M Allen, Russell H Wiesner, Gregory J Gores, Lewis R Roberts, Julie A Heimbach, Michael D Leise
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Management strategies for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have changed, along with liver allocation policies based on model for end-stage liver disease score. We investigated etiologic-specific trends in liver transplantation in the United States during different time periods. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study, using the United Network for Organ Sharing/Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network registry data, to identify all adult patients registered for liver transplantation in the United States from January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2015...
May 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998882/predicting-success-left-ventricular-assist-device-explantation-evaluation-protocol-using-comprehensive-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
#16
Johannes Steiner, Stephanie Wiafe, Janice Camuso, Katherine Milley, Luke T Wooster, Cole S Bailey, Sunu S Thomas, David A D'Alessandro, Jose P Garcia, Gregory D Lewis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979356/neuropathological-and-genetic-correlates-of-survival-and-dementia-onset-in-synucleinopathies-a-retrospective-analysis
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David J Irwin, Murray Grossman, Daniel Weintraub, Howard I Hurtig, John E Duda, Sharon X Xie, Edward B Lee, Vivianna M Van Deerlin, Oscar L Lopez, Julia K Kofler, Peter T Nelson, Gregory A Jicha, Randy Woltjer, Joseph F Quinn, Jeffery Kaye, James B Leverenz, Debby Tsuang, Katelan Longfellow, Dora Yearout, Walter Kukull, C Dirk Keene, Thomas J Montine, Cyrus P Zabetian, John Q Trojanowski
BACKGROUND: Great heterogeneity exists in survival and the interval between onset of motor symptoms and dementia symptoms across synucleinopathies. We aimed to identify genetic and pathological markers that have the strongest association with these features of clinical heterogeneity in synucleinopathies. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we examined symptom onset, and genetic and neuropathological data from a cohort of patients with Lewy body disorders with autopsy-confirmed α synucleinopathy (as of Oct 1, 2015) who were previously included in other studies from five academic institutions in five cities in the USA...
January 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975004/donor-site-morbidity-of-medial-and-lateral-thigh-based-flaps-a-comparative-study
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Chad A Purnell, Kevin C Lewis, Lauren M Mioton, Philip J Hanwright, Robert D Galiano, Gregory A Dumanian, Mohammed S Alghoul
BACKGROUND: Free and pedicled medial and lateral thigh-based flaps are common reconstructive procedures. However, there have been no comparative studies of morbidity between medial and lateral donor sites. METHODS: We conducted an Enterprise Data Warehouse-based review of all the senior authors' (R.D.G., G.A.D., and M.S.A.) thigh-based free and pedicled flaps. Patient demographic data, donor-site complications, drain duration, and number of postoperative visits were collected and compared...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942839/immune-modulation-associated-with-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-blockade-in-patients-with-glioblastoma
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Alissa A Thomas, Jan L Fisher, Thomas H Hampton, Brock C Christensen, Gregory J Tsongalis, Gilbert J Rahme, Chery A Whipple, Sandra E Steel, Melissa C Davis, Arti B Gaur, Lionel D Lewis, Marc S Ernstoff, Camilo E Fadul
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), in addition to being pro-angiogenic, is an immunomodulatory cytokine systemically and in the tumor microenvironment. We previously reported the immunomodulatory effects of radiation and temozolomide (TMZ) in newly diagnosed glioblastoma. This study aimed to assess changes in peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) populations, plasma cytokines, and growth factor concentrations following treatment with radiation, TMZ, and bevacizumab (BEV)...
March 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931524/blood-pressure-and-lv-remodeling-among-american-style-football-players
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Jeffrey Lin, Francis Wang, Rory B Weiner, James R DeLuca, Meagan M Wasfy, Brant Berkstresser, Gregory D Lewis, Adolph M Hutter, Michael H Picard, Aaron L Baggish
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the relationships among American-style football (ASF) participation, acquired left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, and LV systolic function as assessed using contemporary echocardiographic parameters. BACKGROUND: Participation in ASF has been associated with development of hypertension and LV hypertrophy. To what degree these processes impact LV function is unknown. METHODS: This was a prospective, longitudinal cohort study evaluating National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I football athletes stratified by field position (linemen: n = 30; vs...
December 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
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