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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213888/transfusion-in-critical-care-a-uk-regional-audit-of-current-practice
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J O M Plumb, M G Taylor, E Clissold, M P W Grocott, R Gill
A consistent message within critical care publications has been that a restrictive transfusion strategy is non-inferior, and possibly superior, to a liberal strategy for stable, non-bleeding critically ill patients. Translation into clinical practice has, however, been slow. Here, we describe the degree of adherence to UK best practice guidelines in a regional network of nine intensive care units within Wessex. All transfusions given during a 2-month period were included (n = 444). Those given for active bleeding or within 24 h of major surgery, trauma or gastrointestinal bleeding were excluded (n = 148)...
February 18, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185202/erratum-to-bortezomib-interferes-with-adhesion-of-b-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells-through-sparc-up-regulation-in-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stromal-stem-cells
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Masaki Iwasa, Yasuo Miura, Aya Fujishiro, Sumie Fujii, Noriko Sugino, Satoshi Yoshioka, Asumi Yokota, Terutoshi Hishita, Hideyo Hirai, Akira Andoh, Tatsuo Ichinohe, Taira Maekawa
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February 9, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163933/analysis-of-argonaute-complex-bound-mrnas-in-du145-prostate-carcinoma-cells-reveals-new-mirna-target-genes
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Jaroslaw Szczyrba, Volker Jung, Michaela Beitzinger, Elke Nolte, Sven Wach, Martin Hart, Sandra Sapich, Marc Wiesehöfer, Helge Taubert, Gunther Wennemuth, Norbert Eichner, Thomas Stempfl, Bernd Wullich, Gunter Meister, Friedrich A Grässer
Posttranscriptional gene regulation by microRNAs (miRNAs) contributes to the induction and maintenance of prostate carcinoma (PCa). To identify mRNAs enriched or removed from Ago2-containing RISC complexes, these complexes were immunoprecipitated from normal prostate fibroblasts (PNFs) and the PCa line DU145 and the bound mRNAs were quantified by microarray. The analysis of Ago complexes derived from PNFs or DU145 confirmed the enrichment or depletion of a variety of mRNAs already known from the literature to be deregulated...
2017: Prostate Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148719/matricellular-proteins-tune-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cell-recruitment-and-function-in-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Claudia Chiodoni, Sabina Sangaletti, Mario P Colombo
Solid tumor progression is often associated with the expansion of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), a heterogeneous population of immature myeloid cells that actively foster tumor growth and metastatic dissemination through a plethora of mechanisms, including, but not limited to, their major suppressive activity on the immune response. Indeed, MDSCs may sustain tumor progression by dynamically remodeling the tumor microenvironment through the production of angiogenic factors and metalloproteases, by helping the establishment of a premetastatic niche, and by promoting stemness and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) features in tumor cells...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132584/evaluation-of-trends-in-the-use-of-interstim-for-fecal-incontinence
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Jonathan S Abelson, Joshua D Spiegel, Heather L Yeo, Jialin Mao, Tianyi Sun, Art Sedrakyan, Jeffrey W Milsom, Kelly A Garrett
BACKGROUND: Fecal incontinence (FI) represents a large source of morbidity and is a challenging clinical problem to manage. InterStim was approved to treat FI in 2011. Little is known about its adoption. We sought to characterize patterns of use of Interstim since Food and Drug Administration approval for FI. METHODS: The New York State SPARCS database was used to evaluate InterStim use for FI from 2011 to 2014. The primary endpoint was the number of successful implantations of InterStim...
January 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126364/the-association-between-diabetes-status-and-survival-following-an-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Monica Parry, Kyle Danielson, Sarah Brennenstuhl, Ian R Drennan, Laurie J Morrison
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), confirmed absence of cardiac mechanical activity, is the leading cause of heart-related death in the US. Almost 85% of SCA occur out-of-hospital (OHCA), with very poor rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and survival to hospital discharge. We sought to determine if diabetes status was associated with survival or ROSC following an OHCA. METHODS: We completed a retrospective cohort study using data from the Toronto Regional RescuNet Epistry dataset, based upon data definitions defined by the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) Epistry-Cardiac Arrest and the Strategies for Post Arrest Resuscitation Care (SPARC) network datasets...
January 23, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122087/altered-anterior-segment-biometric-parameters-in-mice-deficient-in-sparc
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Henrietta Ho, Hla M Htoon, Gary Hin-Fai Yam, Li Zhen Toh, Nyein Chan Lwin, Stephanie Chu, Ying Shi Lee, Tina T Wong, Li-Fong Seet
Purpose: Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) and Hevin are structurally related matricellular proteins involved in extracellular matrix assembly. In this study, we compared the anterior chamber biometric parameters and iris collagen properties in SPARC-, Hevin- and SPARC-/Hevin-null with wild-type (WT) mice. Methods: The right eyes of 53 WT, 35 SPARC-, 56 Hevin-, and 63 SPARC-/Hevin-null mice were imaged using the RTVue-100 Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography system...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121923/identifying-key-stage-specific-genes-and-transcription-factors-for-gastric-cancer-based-on-rna-sequencing-data
#8
Yan Wang
BACKGROUND: To identify gastric cancer (GC)-associated genes and transcription factors (TFs) using RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) data of Asians. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The RNA-seq data (GSE36968) were downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database, including 6 noncancerous gastric tissue samples, 5 stage I GC samples, 5 stage II GC samples, 8 stage III GC samples, and 6 stage IV GC samples. The gene expression values in each sample were calculated using Cuffdiff. Following, stage-specific genes were identified by 1-way analysis of variance and hierarchical clustering analysis...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119265/the-relationship-between-sparc-expression-in-primary-tumor-and-metastatic-lymph-node-of-resected-pancreatic-cancer-patients-and-patients-survival
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Xin-Zhe Yu, Zhong-Yi Guo, Yang Di, Feng Yang, Qi Ouyang, De-Liang Fu, Chen Jin
BACKGROUND: Previous researches in pancreatic cancer demonstrated a negative correlation between secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) expression in primary tumor and survival, but not for SPARC expression in lymph node. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the SPARC expression in various types of tissues and its impact on patients' prognosis. METHODS: The expression of SPARC was examined by immunohistochemistry in resected pancreatic cancer specimens...
February 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106888/sparcs-and-pelli-robson-contrast-sensitivity-testing-in-normal-controls-and-patients-with-cataract
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L Gupta, V Cvintal, R Delvadia, Y Sun, E Erdem, C Zangalli, L Lu, S S Wizov, J Richman, E Spaeth, G L Spaeth
PurposeTo determine the ability of the newly developed internet-based Spaeth/Richman Contrast Sensitivity (SPARCS) test to assess contrast sensitivity centrally and peripherally in cataract subjects and controls, in comparison with the Pelli-Robson (PR) test.MethodsIn this prospective cross-sectional study, cataract subjects and age-matched normal controls were evaluated using the SPARCS and PR tests. Contrast sensitivity testing was performed in each eye twice in a standardized testing environment in randomized order...
January 20, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103946/epcr-promotes-breast-cancer-progression-by-altering-spock1-testican-1-mediated-3d-growth
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Naiara Perurena, Carolina Zandueta, Susana Martínez-Canarias, Haritz Moreno, Silvestre Vicent, Ana S Almeida, Elisabet Guruceaga, Roger R Gomis, Marta Santisteban, Mikala Egeblad, José Hermida, Fernando Lecanda
BACKGROUND: Activated protein C/endothelial protein C receptor (APC/EPCR) axis is physiologically involved in anticoagulant and cytoprotective activities in endothelial cells. Emerging evidence indicates that EPCR also plays a role in breast stemness and human tumorigenesis. Yet, its contribution to breast cancer progression and metastasis has not been elucidated. METHODS: Transcriptomic status of EPCR was examined in a cohort of 286 breast cancer patients. Cell growth kinetics was evaluated in control and EPCR and SPARC/osteonectin, Cwcv, and kazal-like domains proteoglycan (SPOCK1/testican 1) silenced breast cancer cells in 2D, 3D, and in co-culture conditions...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097239/metastasis-regulation-by-ppard-expression-in-cancer-cells
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Xiangsheng Zuo, Weiguo Xu, Min Xu, Rui Tian, Micheline J Moussalli, Fei Mao, Xiaofeng Zheng, Jing Wang, Jeffrey S Morris, Mihai Gagea, Cathy Eng, Scott Kopetz, Dipen M Maru, Asif Rashid, Russell Broaddus, Daoyan Wei, Mien-Chie Hung, Anil K Sood, Imad Shureiqi
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-δ (PPARD) is upregulated in many major human cancers, but the role that its expression in cancer cells has in metastasis remains poorly understood. Here, we show that specific PPARD downregulation or genetic deletion of PPARD in cancer cells significantly repressed metastasis in various cancer models in vivo. Mechanistically, PPARD promoted angiogenesis via interleukin 8 in vivo and in vitro. Analysis of transcriptome profiling of HCT116 colon cancer cells with or without genetic deletion of PPARD and gene expression patterns in The Cancer Genome Atlas colorectal adenocarcinoma database identified novel pro-metastatic genes (GJA1, VIM, SPARC, STC1, SNCG) as PPARD targets...
January 12, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096683/clinicopathological-and-immunohistochemical-features-of-lung-invasive-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-based-on-computed-tomography-findings
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Katsuhiko Shimizu, Riki Okita, Shinsuke Saisho, Ai Maeda, Yuji Nojima, Masao Nakata
BACKGROUND: We performed an analysis to clarify differences in clinicopathological and molecular features of lung invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma (IMA) based on computed tomography (CT) findings and their impact on prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: On the basis of CT findings, we divided lung IMA into three subtypes: solid, bubbling, and pneumonic. We then investigated differences in clinicopathological characteristics, prognosis, and the expressions of well-identified biomarkers, including cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2), excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1), ribonucleotide reductase M1 (RRM1), class III beta-tubulin, thymidylate synthase (TS), secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC), programmed cell death-1 ligand-1 (PD-L1), and epidermal growth factor receptor mutation, among the three subtypes...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091710/role-of-concurrent-vaginal-hysterectomy-in-the-outcomes-of-mesh-based-vaginal-pelvic-organ-prolapse-surgery
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James C Forde, Bilal Chughtai, Jennifer T Anger, Jialin Mao, Art Sedrakyan
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Hysterectomy is often performed at the time of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery; yet, there is insufficient evidence regarding the specific effect of hysterectomy on outcomes. We sought to determine the outcomes and associated short-term complications of mesh-based POP surgery with and without concurrent hysterectomy. METHODS: We utilized the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperation System (SPARCS) database to identify patients under 55 years of age undergoing surgeries for POP with mesh between 2009 and 2014...
January 13, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090227/symptomatic-gallstones-in-the-young-changing-trends-of-the-gallstone-disease-related-hospitalization-in-the-state-of-new-york-1996-2010
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Sridhar Chilimuri, Vinaya Gaduputi, Hassan Tariq, Suresh Nayudu, Trupti Vakde, Mariela Glandt, Harish Patel
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate if the gallstone-related hospitalizations in the young (< 20 years of age) have increased over time in both the Bronx County and New York State as a whole. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 15 years (1996 - 2010) of Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) data of New York State Department of Health. Patients with ICD-9 code diagnosis of 574 (cholelithiasis) among the first three discharge diagnoses were reviewed...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089848/sparc-preserves-follicular-epithelium-integrity-in-insect-ovaries
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Paula Irles, Saray Ramos, Maria-Dolors Piulachs
The importance of juvenile hormone regulating insect oogenesis suggests looking for genes whose expression is regulated by this hormone. SPARC is a calcium-binding glycoprotein that forms part of the extracellular membranes, which in vertebrates participates in bones mineralization or regulating cell proliferation in some cancer types. This large number of functions described for SPARC in different species might be related to the significant differences in its structure observed when comparing different species-groups...
February 15, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059662/emergency-department-evaluation-and-30-day-readmission-after-craniotomy-for-primary-brain-tumor-resection-in-new-york-state
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Symeon Missios, Kimon Bekelis
OBJECTIVE Fragmentation of care has been recognized as a major contributor to 30-day readmissions after surgical procedures. The authors investigated the association of evaluation in the hospital where the original procedure was performed with the rate of 30-day readmissions for patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) after craniotomy for primary brain tumor resection. METHODS A cohort study was conducted, involving patients who were evaluated in the ED within 30 days after discharge following a craniotomy for primary brain tumor resection between 2009 and 2013, and who were registered in the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) database of New York State...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053291/sparc-expression-in-gastric-cancer-predicts-poor-prognosis-results-from-a-clinical-cohort-pooled-analysis-and-gsea-assay
#18
Zhi Li, Ao-Di Li, Lu Xu, De-Wei Bai, Ke-Zuo Hou, Hua-Chuan Zheng, Xiu-Juan Qu, Yun-Peng Liu
BACKGROUND: The prognostic role of Secreted Protein Acidic and Rich in Cysteine (SPARC) in gastric cancer (GC) remains controversial. We investigated the clinical significance, the survival relevance, and potential function of SPARC in GC with resected samples, online gene set GSE62254, and cell line SGC7901. RESULTS: High immunostaining of SPARC significantly correlated with tumor differentiation (P = 0.004), and independently predicted shorter overall survival (OS) (HR = 1...
October 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050794/heterogeneity-in-synaptogenic-profile-of-astrocytes-from-different-brain-regions
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Andrea Schmidt Buosi, Isadora Matias, Ana Paula Bergamo Araujo, Carolina Batista, Flávia Carvalho Alcantara Gomes
Astrocytes, the most abundant glial cells in the central nervous system (CNS), comprise a heterogeneous population of cells. However, how this heterogeneity impacts their function within brain homeostasis and response to injury and disease is still largely unknown. Recently, astrocytes have been recognized as important regulators of synapse formation and maturation. Here, we analyzed the synaptogenic property of astrocytes from different regions of the CNS. The effect of conditioned medium derived from astrocytes (astrocyte-conditioned medium (ACM)) from cerebral cortex, hippocampus, midbrain and cerebellum, in synapse formation, was evaluated...
January 3, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049022/albumin-coated-nanocrystals-for-carrier-free-delivery-of-paclitaxel
#20
Joonyoung Park, Bo Sun, Yoon Yeo
Nanoparticles are used to deliver anticancer drugs to solid tumors. However, clinical development of nanoparticles is challenging because of their limitations in physicochemical properties, such as low drug loading efficiency and poor circulation stability. Low drug loading not only causes technical difficulty in administration but also increases the amount of co-delivered carrier materials, imposing biological burdens to patients. Poor circulation stability causes loss of pharmacokinetics benefits of nanoparticles...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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