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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547649/hklc-triages-more-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-to-curative-therapies-compared-to-bclc-and-is-associated-with-better-survival
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Michael C Wallace, Yi Huang, David B Preen, George Garas, Leon A Adams, Gerry MacQuillan, Jonathan Tibballs, John Ferguson, Shaun Samuelson, Gary P Jeffrey
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The Hong Kong Liver Cancer (HKLC) system proposes to triage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients to more aggressive treatment and may be associated with superior survival compared with the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) system. We aimed to identify the influence of adherence to HKLC or BCLC treatment recommendations on survival and time to progression. METHODS: We examined a prospectively enrolled cohort of 292 patients undergoing 532 treatment episodes from a single clinical center...
May 25, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545098/survival-and-prognostic-factors-for-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy
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Cheng-Hsiang Lo, Jen-Fu Yang, Ming-Yueh Liu, Yee-Min Jen, Chun-Shu Lin, Hsing-Lung Chao, Wen-Yen Huang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the survival outcomes and prognostic factors of patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who underwent stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR). METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated patients with advanced HCC who underwent SABR between December 2007 and July 2015. All patients had Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage C disease and Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) class A-B function. In-field control (IFC), overall survival (OS), prognostic factors, and toxicity were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540985/predictors-of-micrometastases-in-patients-with-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-classification-b-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Suk Won Suh, Yoo Shin Choi
PURPOSE: Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is indicated for Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) B hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Whether TACE provides any long-term survival benefits remains unclear. We aimed to investigate micrometastases predictors with which to identify patients who would benefit from surgical resection (SR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, we analyzed risk factors of micrometastases, microvascular invasion, and poor histologic grade in 38 patients with newly diagnosed resectable BCLC stage B HCC limited to one or two segments with well-preserved liver function and who underwent SR between January 2006 and December 2013...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531767/the-standard-joint-unit
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Cristina Casajuana Kögel, María Mercedes Balcells-Olivero, Hugo López-Pelayo, Laia Miquel, Lídia Teixidó, Joan Colom, David John Nutt, Jürgen Rehm, Antoni Gual
OBJECTIVE: Reliable data on cannabis quantities is required to improve assessment of cannabis consumption for epidemiological analysis and clinical assessment, consequently a Standard Joint Unit (SJU) based on quantity of 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (9-THC) has been established. METHODOLOGY: Naturalistic study of a convenience sample recruited from February 2015-June 2016 in universities, leisure spaces, mental health services and cannabis clubs in Barcelona. Adults, reporting cannabis use in the last 60 days, without cognitive impairment or language barriers, answered a questionnaire on cannabis use and were asked to donate a joint to further determine their 9-THC and Cannabidiol (CBD) content...
May 16, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531319/improved-sperm-kinematics-in-semen-samples-collected-after-2-h-versus-4-7-days-of-ejaculation-abstinence
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H Alipour, G Van Der Horst, O B Christiansen, F Dardmeh, N Jørgensen, H I Nielsen, C Hnida
STUDY QUESTION: Does a short abstinence period of only 2 h yield spermatozoa with better motility characteristics than samples collected after 4-7 days? SUMMARY ANSWER: Despite lower semen volume, sperm concentration, total sperm counts and total motile counts, higher percentages of motile spermatozoa with higher velocity and progressiveness were detected in samples obtained after 2 h. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Most studies that have assessed the effect of abstinence periods on sperm motility parameters in men with a sperm concentration below 15 million/ml have detected a higher percentage of motile spermatozoa in samples obtained after short abstinence periods...
May 22, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527206/social-representation-of-dementia-an-analysis-of-5-792-consecutive-cases-evaluated-in-a-memory-clinic
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Pilar Cañabate, Gabriel Martínez, Maitée Rosende-Roca, Mariola Moreno, Silvia Preckler, Sergi Valero, Oscar Sotolongo, Isabel Hernández, Montserrat Alegret, Gemma Ortega, Ana Espinosa, Ana Mauleón, Liliana Vargas, Octavio Rodríguez, Carla Abdelnour, Domingo Sánchez, Elvira Martín, Agustín Ruiz, Lluís Tárraga, Mercè Boada
BACKGROUND: Different interpretations of cognitive impairment and dementia due to differences in health structures, such as cultural differences could affect the diagnosis and treatment of the condition. it is reasonable to expect that the social and family impact of the disease and coping strategies will differ among societies. OBJECTIVE: The general aim of this study is to understand the social representations of dementia, its associated practices, and the effects they imply...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527024/cars-2017-computer-assisted-radiology-and-surgery-proceedings-of-the-31st-international-congress-and-exhibition-barcelona-spain-june-20-24-2017
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521869/high-fgf21-levels-are-associated-with-altered-bone-homeostasis-in-hiv-1-infected-patients
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José M Gallego-Escuredo, Maria Karuna Lamarca, Joan Villarroya, Joan C Domingo, Ma Gracia Mateo, Ma Del Mar Gutierrez, Francesc Vidal, Francesc Villarroya, Pere Domingo, Marta Giralt
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF21) has emerged as an important regulator of glucose, lipid, and body weight homeostasis. However, recent experimental studies have reported that increased FGF21 levels may lead to bone loss. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship of serum FGF21 levels and altered bone homeostasis in HIV-1-infected patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of 137 HIV-1-infected patients and 35 healthy controls conducted at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521494/sub-classification-of-advance-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-cohort-study-including-612-patients-treated-with-sorafenib
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Jeong-Ju Yoo, Goh Eun Chung, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Joon Yeul Nam, Young Chang, Jeong Min Lee, Dong Ho Lee, Hwi Young Kim, Eun Ju Cho, Su Jong Yu, Yoon Jun Kim, Jung-Hwan Yoon
Purpose: Advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is associated with various clinical conditions including major vessel invasion, metastasis, and poor performance status. The aim of this study was to establish a prognostic scoring system and to propose a sub-classification of the Barcelona-Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage C. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study included consecutive patients who received sorafenib for BCLC stage C HCC at a single tertiary hospital in Korea...
May 15, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521213/phylogenetic-analysis-of-an-epidemic-outbreak-of-acute-hepatitis-c-in-hiv-infected-patients-by-ultra-deep-pyrosequencing
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Noelia Caro-Pérez, María Martínez-Rebollar, Josep Gregori, Josep Quer, Patricia González, Martina Gambato, Neris García-González, Fernando González-Candelas, Josep Costa, Juan Ignacio Esteban, Josep Mallolas, Xavier Forns, Montse Laguno, Sofía Pérez-Del-Pulgar
BACKGROUND: The incidence of acute hepatitis C (AHC) among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) has increased significantly in the last 10 years. Several studies point to a social and sexual network of HIV-positive MSM that extends internationally. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to investigate the dynamics of HCV transmission in an outbreak of AHC in HIV-infected MSM in Barcelona by ultra-deep pyrosequencing. STUDY DESIGN: Between 2008 and 2013, 113 cases of AHC in HIV-infected MSM were diagnosed in the Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520781/physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviour-in-daily-life-a-comparative-analysis-of-the-global-physical-activity-questionnaire-gpaq-and-the-sensewear-armband
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Michelle Laeremans, Evi Dons, Ione Avila-Palencia, Glòria Carrasco-Turigas, Juan Pablo Orjuela, Esther Anaya, Christian Brand, Tom Cole-Hunter, Audrey de Nazelle, Thomas Götschi, Sonja Kahlmeier, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Arnout Standaert, Patrick De Boever, Luc Int Panis
Reduction of sedentary time and an increase in physical activity offer potential to improve public health. However, quantifying physical activity behaviour under real world conditions is a major challenge and no standard of good practice is available. Our aim was to compare the results of physical activity and sedentary behaviour obtained with a self-reported instrument (Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ)) and a wearable sensor (SenseWear) in a repeated measures study design. Healthy adults (41 in Antwerp, 41 in Barcelona and 40 in London) wore the SenseWear armband for seven consecutive days and completed the GPAQ on the final day...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516818/the-changing-epidemiology-of-spinal-tuberculosis-the-influence-of-international-immigration-in-catalonia-1993-2014
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M Peghin, D Rodriguez-Pardo, A Sanchez-Montalva, F Pellisé, A Rivas, T Tortola, J Aguilar, B Almirante, C Pigrau
The overall incidence of spinal tuberculosis (TB) appears to be stable or declining in most European countries, but with an increasing proportion of cases in the foreign-born populations. We performed a retrospective observational study (1993-2014), including all cases of spinal TB diagnosed at a Barcelona hospital to assess the epidemiological changes. Fifty-four episodes (48·1% males, median age 52 years) of spinal TB were diagnosed. The percentage of foreign-born residents with spinal TB increased from 14% to 45·2% in the last 10 years (P = 0·017)...
May 18, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514316/new-idea-for-treatment-strategies-for-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-stages-based-on-a-network-meta-analysis
#13
Kun Li, Hai-Tao Wang, Yu-Kun He, Tao Guo
BACKGROUND: Currently, the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer staging (BCLC) system still remains controversies in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma. We are trying to determine the best therapeutic strategy for each BCLC stage through a network meta-analysis and provide a new treatment idea. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases and extracted data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared various strategies...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511359/occurrence-of-chemical-contaminants-in-peri-urban-agricultural-irrigation-waters-and-assessment-of-their-phytotoxicity-and-crop-productivity
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Anna Margenat, Víctor Matamoros, Sergi Díez, Núria Cañameras, Jordi Comas, Josep M Bayona
Water scarcity and water pollution have increased the pressure on water resources worldwide. This pressure is particularly important in highly populated areas where water demand exceeds the available natural resources. In this regard, water reuse has emerged as an excellent water source alternative for peri-urban agriculture. Nevertheless, it must cope with the occurrence of chemical contaminants, ranging from trace elements (TEs) to organic microcontaminants. In this study, chemical contaminants (i.e., 15 TEs, 34 contaminants of emerging concern (CECs)), bulk parameters, and nutrients from irrigation waters and crop productivity (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill...
May 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509806/advances-in-management-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Manon Allaire, Jean-Charles Nault
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of death by cancer worldwide due to a dismal prognosis. The aim of this review is to summarize the main advances in the pathophysiology and management of HCC. RECENT FINDINGS: Genomic analysis has recently delineated the key signaling pathways aberrantly deregulated in HCC (telomere maintenance, cell cycle gene, Wnt/β-catenin, epigenetic modifier, oxidative stress etc.). Major advances in the clinical care of patients with HCC are helping to refine the diagnosis algorithm and tumor staging...
May 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508573/regional-differences-in-the-management-and-outcome-of-kidney-transplantation-in-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-a-3-year-retrospective-cohort-study
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Marina P Cristelli, Federico Cofán, Helio Tedesco-Silva, Joan Carles Trullàs, Daniel Wagner C L Santos, Cristian Manzardo, Fernando Agüero, Asunción Moreno, Federico Oppenheimer, Fritz Diekmann, Jose O Medina-Pestana, Jose Maria Miro
BACKGROUND: In the developed world, kidney transplantation (KT) in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is well established. Developing countries concentrate 90% of the people living with HIV, but their experience is underreported. Regional differences may affect outcomes. OBJECTIVES: We compared the 3-year outcomes of patients with HIV infection receiving a KT in two different countries, in terms of incomes and development. METHODS: This was an observational, retrospective, double-center study, including all HIV-infected patients >18 years old undergoing KT...
May 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508335/toxic-potential-of-organic-constituents-of-submicron-particulate-matter-pm1-in-an-urban-road-site-barcelona
#17
Sofia R Mesquita, Barend L van Drooge, Manuel Dall'Osto, Joan O Grimalt, Carlos Barata, Natividade Vieira, Laura Guimarães, Benjamin Piña
Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) is a recognized risk factor contributing to a number of diseases in human populations and wildlife globally. Organic matter is a major component of PM, but its contribution to overall toxicity of PM has not been thoroughly evaluated yet. In the present work, the biological activity of organic extracts from PM1 (particles with less than 1 μm of aerodynamic diameter) collected from an urban road site in the centre of Barcelona (NE Spain) was evaluated using a yeast-based assay (AhR-RYA) and different gene expression markers in zebrafish embryos...
May 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507040/cell-scientist-to-watch-melike-lakadamyali
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Melike received a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Texas at Austin and joined the laboratory of Xiaowei Zhuang at Harvard University for her PhD, which was awarded in 2006. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow under Jeff Lichtman at the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University. In 2010, Melike joined the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona, Spain, as a junior group leader. She was the recipient of an EMBO Young Investigator Award in 2013 and became senior group leader at the ICFO in 2015...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506055/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-complicated-with-bile-duct-invasion
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Jihyun An, Kwang Sun Lee, Kang Mo Kim, Do Hyun Park, Sang Soo Lee, Danbi Lee, Ju Hyun Shim, Young-Suk Lim, Han Chu Lee, Young-Hwa Chung, Yung Sang Lee
Background/Aims: Little is known about the treatment or outcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) complicated with bile duct invasion. Methods: A total of 247 consecutive HCC patients with bile duct invasion at initial diagnosis were retrospectively included. Results: The majority of patients had Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage C HCC (66.8%). Portal vein tumor thrombosis was present in 166 (67.2%) patients. Median survival was 4...
May 16, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497439/-barcelona-test-for-intellectual-disability-a-new-instrument-for-the-neuropsychological-assessment-of-adults-with-intellectual-disability
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S Esteba-Castillo, J Pena-Casanova, J Garcia-Alba, M A Castellanos, D Torrents-Rodas, E Rodriguez, J Deus-Yela, A Caixas, R Novell-Alsina
INTRODUCTION: Neuropsychological assessment in individuals with intellectual disability is of utmost importance in order to determine the cognitive deficits underlying brain dysfunction and limiting intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. However, no neuropsychological batteries in Spanish language have been created and validated for this population. AIM: To adapt the 'programa integrado de exploracion neuropsicologica-test Barcelona' and to validate the new version, the Barcelona Test for Intellectual Disability (TB-DI)...
May 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
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