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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715625/-myelofibrosis-in-a-benzene-exposed-cleaning-worker
#1
Roser Bausà, Lydia Navarro, Imma Cortès-Franch
Long-term exposure to benzene has been associated with several blood malignancies, including aplastic anemia, myeloproliferative neoplasms, and different leukemias. We present a case of primary myelofibrosis in a 59-year-old woman who worked as a cleaner at a car dealership and automobile mechanic shop. For 25 years, she used gasoline as a degreaser and solvent to clean engine parts, floors and work desks on a daily basis. She was referred by her primary care provider to the Occupational Health Unit of Barcelona to assess whether her illness was work-related...
July 2017: Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706579/conventional-vs-drug-eluting-beads-transarterial-chemoembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#2
REVIEW
Jeong Eun Song, Do Young Kim
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the current standard of therapy for patients with intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) according to the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer classification. The concept of conventional TACE (cTACE) is the selective obstruction of tumor-feeding artery by injection of chemotherapeutic agents, leading to ischemic necrosis of the target tumor via cytotoxic and ischemic effects. Drug-eluting beads (DEBs) have been imposed as novel drug-delivering agents for TACE, which allows for higher concentrations of drugs within the target tumor and lower systemic concentrations compared with cTACE...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705430/effect-of-long-term-exposure-to-air-pollution-on-anxiety-and-depression-in-adults-a-cross-sectional-study
#3
Cristina Vert, Gonzalo Sánchez-Benavides, David Martínez, Xavier Gotsens, Nina Gramunt, Marta Cirach, José Luis Molinuevo, Jordi Sunyer, Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Marta Crous-Bou, Mireia Gascon
BACKGROUND: The association between exposure to air pollutants and mental disorders among adults has been suggested, although results are not consistent. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association between long-term exposure to air pollution and history of anxiety and depression disorders and of medication use (benzodiazepines and antidepressants) in adults living in Barcelona. METHODS: A total of 958 adults (45-74 years old) residents in Barcelona, most of them having at least one of their parents diagnosed with dementia (86%), and participating in the ALFA (Alzheimer and Families) study, were included...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705059/comparison-of-triple-drug-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-tace-with-single-drug-tace-using-doxorubicin-eluting-beads-long-term-survival-in-313-patients
#4
Antoinette S Gomes, Phillip A Monteleone, James W Sayre, Richard S Finn, Saeed Sadeghi, Myron J Tong, Carolyn D Britten, Ronald W Busuttil
OBJECTIVE: We compared survival outcomes in 313 patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with two different transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) regimens: triple-drug TACE or single-drug TACE using drug-eluting beads. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, patient selection criteria were uniform. The triple-drug group (n = 166) underwent TACE using ethiodized oil with doxorubicin, cisplatin, and mitomycin-C with a microsphere embolic...
July 13, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703796/p75-ntr-antagonists-attenuate-photoreceptor-cell-loss-in-murine-models-of-retinitis-pigmentosa
#5
María Platón-Corchado, Pablo F Barcelona, Sean Jmaeff, Miguel Marchena, Alberto M Hernández-Pinto, Catalina Hernández-Sánchez, H Uri Saragovi, Enrique J de la Rosa
ProNGF signaling through p75(NTR) has been associated with neurodegenerative disorders. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) comprises a group of inherited retinal dystrophies that causes progressive photoreceptor cell degeneration and death, at a rate dependent on the genetic mutation. There are more than 300 mutations causing RP, and this is a challenge to therapy. Our study was designed to explore a common mechanism for p75(NTR) in the progression of RP, and assess its potential value as a therapeutic target. The proNGF/p75(NTR) system is present in the dystrophic retina of the rd10 RP mouse model...
July 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701219/excellent-local-control-and-tolerance-profile-after-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#6
Eleni Gkika, Michael Schultheiss, Dominik Bettinger, Lars Maruschke, Hannes Philipp Neeff, Michaela Schulenburg, Sonja Adebahr, Simon Kirste, Ursula Nestle, Robert Thimme, Anca-Ligia Grosu, Thomas Baptist Brunner
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with large HCCs (median diameter 7 cm, IQR 5-10 cm) with a Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score A (60%) or B (40%) and Barcelona-Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification stage B or C were treated with 3 to 12 fractions to allow personalized treatment according to the size of the lesions and the proximity of the lesions to the organs at risk aiming to give high biologically equivalent doses assuming an α/β ratio of 10 Gy for HCC...
July 12, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698202/sorafenib-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-results-of-the-observational-insight-study
#7
Tom M Ganten, Rudolf E Stauber, Eckardt Schott, Peter Malfertheiner, Robert Buder, Peter R Galle, Thomas Göhler, Matthias Walther, Ronald Koschny, Guido Gerken
Sorafenib is the only currently approved systemic therapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of sorafenib therapy in patients with HCC under real-life conditions regarding patient, tumor characteristics and any adverse events at study entry and at follow-up visits every 2-4 months. <br /><br />Experimental Design: The present INSIGHT study is a non-interventional, prospective, multicenter, observational study performed in 124 sites across Austria and Germany between 2008 and 2014...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697893/mechanical-valves-in-the-pulmonary-position-an-international-retrospective-analysis
#8
Hanna Pragt, Joost P van Melle, Hoda Javadikasgari, Dong Man Seo, John M Stulak, Igor Knez, Jürgen Hörer, Christian Muñoz-Guijosa, Mahyar G Dehaki, Hong Ju Shin, Joseph A Dearani, Maziar G Dehaki, Petronella G Pieper, Christine Eulenburg, Laura Dos, Tjark Ebels
OBJECTIVE: Life expectancy of patients with congenital heart disease has improved over the past decades, increasing the need for a durable pulmonary prosthetic valve. Biological valves in various forms have become the valve of choice for pulmonary valve replacement (PVR), but structural valve deterioration is unavoidable in the long term. Use of a mechanical valve could be an alternative, but data on long-term outcomes are sparse. METHODS: We retrospectively collected and analyzed data on 364 patients with mechanical valves implanted in the pulmonary position between 1965 and 2014...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696510/expanding-the-baveno-vi-criteria-for-the-screening-of-varices-in-patients-with-compensated-advanced-chronic-liver-disease
#9
Salvador Augustin, Mònica Pons, James B Maurice, Christophe Bureau, Horia Stefanescu, Michel Ney, Hélène Blasco, Bogdan Procopet, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Rachel H Westbrook, Jaime Bosch, Annalisa Berzigotti, Juan G Abraldes, Joan Genescà
Patients with compensated advanced chronic liver disease (cACLD) can safely avoid screening endoscopy with a platelet count >150x10(9) cells/L and liver stiffness measurement (LSM) <20 kPa (Baveno VI criteria). However, the total number of avoided endoscopies using this rule is relatively low. We aimed at expanding the Baveno VI criteria and validating them in additional cohorts. Patients from the Anticipate cohort (499 patients with cACLD of different etiologies) were used to study the performance of different thresholds of platelets and LSM for the identification of patients at very low risk (<5%) of having varices needing treatment (VNT)...
July 11, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693224/validation-and-ranking-of-seven-staging-systems-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Zhan-Hong Chen, Ying-Fen Hong, Jinxiang Lin, Xing Li, Dong-Hao Wu, Jing-Yun Wen, Jie Chen, Dan-Yun Ruan, Qu Lin, Min Dong, Li Wei, Tian-Tian Wang, Ze-Xiao Lin, Xiao-Kun Ma, Xiang-Yuan Wu, Ruihua Xu
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the ability of seven staging systems to predict 3- and 6-month and cumulative survival rates of patients with advanced hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Data were collected from 220 patients with HBV-associated HCC who did not receive any standard anticancer treatment. Participants were patients at The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University from September 2008 to June 2010. The participants were classified according to the Chinese University Prognostic Index (CUPI), the Cancer of the Liver Italian Program (CLIP), Japan Integrated Staging (JIS), China Integrated Score (CIS) systems, Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC), Okuda and tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) staging systems at the time of diagnosis and during patient follow-up...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691149/12th-annual-lc-ms-ms-workshop-on-environmental-applications-and-food-safety-5-6-july-2016-barcelona-spain
#11
Mira Petrovic, Damià Barceló
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 10, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689672/extended-screening-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-among-the-offspring-of-infected-women-barcelona-north-metropolitan-area-catalonia-spain-2005-2016
#12
Albert Alcántara Román, Lluís Valerio Sallent, Olga Pérez Quílez, Sílvia Roure Díez, Nemesio Moreno Millán, Xavier Villanova Sanfeliu, Octavi Martinez Cuevas
INTRODUCTION: To date, very little data is available on the extensive, familiar, serological screening of Trypanosoma cruzi from infected-index cases. As it is a parasite with possibility of mother-to-child fetal transmission, the study of the offspring of chronically infected women has a special relevance. METHODS: An observational study using a capture-recapture method that evaluates the offspring serological status of women diagnosed with T. cruzi infection (positive serology) in the northern metropolitan area of Barcelona during 2005-2016...
July 6, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688815/albumin-bilirubin-and-platelet-albumin-bilirubin-grades-accurately-predict-overall-survival-in-high-risk-patients-undergoing-conventional-transarterial-chemoembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#13
Jan Hansmann, Maximilian J Evers, James T Bui, R Peter Lokken, Andrew J Lipnik, Ron C Gaba, Charles E Ray
PURPOSE: To evaluate albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) and platelet-albumin-bilirubin (PALBI) grades in predicting overall survival in high-risk patients undergoing conventional transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center retrospective study included 180 high-risk patients (142 men, 59 y ± 9) between April 2007 and January 2015. Patients were considered high-risk based on laboratory abnormalities before the procedure (bilirubin > 2...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686896/high-cancer-risks-by-exposure-to-pcdd-fs-in-the-neighborhood-of-an-integrated-waste-management-facility
#14
José L Domingo, Joaquim Rovira, Martí Nadal, Marta Schuhmacher
In 2014, we conducted a study aimed at screening the concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and various trace elements in air and soil samples collected in an urban area of Sant Adrià de Besòs (Barcelona, Spain) in the vicinity of an Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF). It consists of a mechanical-biological treatment plant (MBT) and an old municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI). Human health risks for the population living in the area were also assessed...
July 4, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684654/adipocyte-derived-exosomes-promote-lung-cancer-metastasis-by-increasing-mmp9-activity-via-transferring-mmp3-to-lung-cancer-cells
#15
REVIEW
Jia-Zhou Ye, Yan-Yan Wang, Tao Bai, Jie Chen, Bang-De Xiang, Fei-Xiang Wu, Le-Qun Li
Portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) usually worsens prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), as characterized by aggressive disease progression, impaired liver function and tolerance to treatment. Conventionally, the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) accepted the Barcelona Clinical Liver Cancer (BCLC) treatment algorithms, identifying PVTT as an absolute contra-indication of surgical resection for HCC. HCC-PVTT patients are offered sorafenib as the standard treatment...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684653/surgical-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombus-in-the-asia-pacific-region-beyond-the-barcelona-clinical-liver-cancer-treatment-algorithms-a-review-and-update
#16
Jia-Zhou Ye, Yan-Yan Wang, Tao Bai, Jie Chen, Bang-De Xiang, Fei-Xiang Wu, Le-Qun Li
Portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) usually worsens prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), as characterized by aggressive disease progression, impaired liver function and tolerance to treatment. Conventionally, the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) accepted the Barcelona Clinical Liver Cancer (BCLC) treatment algorithms, identifying PVTT as an absolute contra-indication of surgical resection for HCC. HCC-PVTT patients are offered sorafenib as the standard treatment...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684245/assessment-of-neuroinflammation-in-patients-with-idiopathic-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-behaviour-disorder-a-case-control-study
#17
Morten Gersel Stokholm, Alex Iranzo, Karen Østergaard, Mónica Serradell, Marit Otto, Kristina Bacher Svendsen, Alicia Garrido, Dolores Vilas, Per Borghammer, Joan Santamaria, Arne Møller, Carles Gaig, David J Brooks, Eduardo Tolosa, Nicola Pavese
BACKGROUND: Findings from longitudinal follow-up studies in patients with idiopathic rapid-eye-movement sleep behaviour disorder (IRBD) have shown that most patients will eventually develop the synucleinopathies Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, or multiple system atrophy. Neuroinflammation in the form of microglial activation is present in synucleinopathies and is a potential therapeutic target to halt or delay the neurodegenerative process. We aimed to investigate whether neuroinflammation is present in patients with IRBD and its possible relation to nigrostriatal dopamine function...
July 3, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683343/impact-of-the-spanish-smoking-laws-on-tobacco-consumption-and-secondhand-smoke-exposure-a-longitudinal-population-study
#18
Cristina Lidón-Moyano, Marcela Fu, Montse Ballbè, Juan Carlos Martín-Sánchez, Nuria Matilla-Santander, Cristina Martínez, Esteve Fernández, Jose M Martínez-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: In Spain, two smoke-free laws have been passed after the approval of the WHO-FCTC. This study assesses the impact of these Spanish smoking legislations on the active and passive smoking through a population cohort in Barcelona (Spain). METHODS: This is a longitudinal study before and after the implementation of two national smoking bans in Spain in a representative sample (n=1245) of adults (≥16years old) from Barcelona (Spain) surveyed in 2004-2005 and followed-up in 2013-2014...
June 28, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681397/infatile-hemangiomas-with-minimal-or-arrested-growth-associated-with-soft-tissue-hypertrophy-a-case-series-of-10-patients
#19
S Planas-Ciudad, E Roé Crespo, I Sánchez-Carpintero, I J Frieden, A Martín-Santiago, P Redondo Bellón, E Moreno Artero, E Osier, L Puig Sanz, E Baselga Torres
BACKGROUND: Infantile hemangiomas with minimal or arrested growth (IH-MAGs) are characterized by a proliferative component of less than 25% of its surface area. The co-occurrence of IH-MAGs and soft tissue anomalies is rare and case series of this association are lacking. OBJECTIVE: We present ten cases of IH-MAGs associated with soft tissue hypertrophy and describe their clinical features. METHODS: We reviewed all infantile hemangiomas with minimal or arrested growth seen between 2009 to 2016 in the dermatology clinic department at Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona...
July 5, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680295/risk-factors-of-mortality-from-all-asbestos-related-diseases-a-competing-risk-analysis
#20
Rafael Abós-Herràndiz, Teresa Rodriguez-Blanco, Isabel Garcia-Allas, Isabel-Magdalena Rosell-Murphy, Constança Albertí-Casas, Josep Tarrés, Illona Krier-Günther, Xavier Martinez-Artés, Ramon Orriols, Isidre Grimau-Malet, Jaume Canela-Soler
BACKGROUND: The mortality from all malignant and nonmalignant asbestos-related diseases remains unknown. The authors assessed the incidence and risk factors for all asbestos-related deaths. METHODS: The sample included 544 patients from an asbestos-exposed community in the area of Barcelona (Spain), between Jan 1, 1970, and Dec 31, 2006. Competing risk regression through a subdistribution hazard analysis was used to estimate risk factors for the outcomes. RESULTS: Asbestos-related deaths were observed in 167 (30...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
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