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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779086/retrospective-study-of-nivolumab-for-patients-with-recurrent-high-grade-gliomas
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Megan Mantica, Ashley Pritchard, Frank Lieberman, Jan Drappatz
INTRODUCTION: Patients with recurrent high-grade gliomas (HGG) have limited treatment options. HGG utilize the PD-1 pathway to evade immune responses. Checkpoint inhibitors have demonstrated safety and clinical activity in patients with recurrent glioblastoma. We explored the efficacy of nivolumab in recurrent HGG with a primary objective of progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed HGG patients treated with nivolumab in our institution...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778540/the-clinicopathological-and-prognostic-value-of-long-non-coding-rna-zeb1-as1-in-solid-tumors-a-meta-analysis
#2
REVIEW
Chaojie Liang, Jing Liu, Hua Ge, Yingchen Xu, Guangming Li, Jixiang Wu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Studies have reported that Zinc finger E-box binding homeobox 1 antisense 1 (ZEB1-AS1) is overexpressed in many malignant tumors. However, the sample size in those studies was limited, so the clinicopathological and prognostic value of ZEB1-AS1 in solid tumors remains undetermined, Accordingly, the aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the relationship between the expression of lncRNA ZEB1-AS1 and clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis in patients with solid tumors...
May 17, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778426/germline-cytoskeletal-and-extra-cellular-matrix-related-single-nucleotide-variations-associated-with-distinct-cancer-survival-rates
#3
Shayan Falasiri, Tasnif Rahman, Yaping N Tu, Timothy J Fawcett, George Blanck
BACKGROUND: Human mutagenesis has a large stochastic component. Thus, large coding regions, especially cytoskeletal and extra-cellular matrix protein (CECMP) coding regions are particularly vulnerable to mutations. Recent results have verified a high level of somatic mutations in the CECMP coding regions in the cancer genome atlas (TCGA), and a relatively common occurrence of germline, deleterious mutations in the TCGA breast cancer dataset. METHODS: The objective of this study was to determine the correlations of CECMP coding region, germline nucleotide variations with both overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS)...
May 17, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777975/geriatric-analysis-from-prodige-20-randomized-phase-ii-trial-evaluating-bevacizumab-chemotherapy-versus-chemotherapy-alone-in-older-patients-with-untreated-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#4
T Aparicio, O Bouché, E Francois, F Retornaz, E Barbier, J Taieb, S Kirscher, P-L Etienne, R Faroux, F Khemissa Akouz, F El Hajbi, C Locher, Y Rinaldi, T Lecomte, S Lavau-Denes, M Baconnier, A Oden-Gangloff, D Genet, L Bedenne, E Paillaud
BACKGROUND: Older patients have frailty characteristics that impair the transposition of treatment results found in younger patients. Predictive factors are needed to help with treatment choices for older patients. The PRODIGE 20 study is a randomized phase II study that evaluated chemotherapy associated with bevacizumab (BEV) or not (CT) in patients aged 75 years or older. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients underwent a geriatric assessment at randomization and at each evaluation...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777945/patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-of-chemoradiation-versus-radiation-alone-for-mgmt-promoter-unmethylated-glioblastoma
#5
Anna Lee, Nikita Malakhov, Niki Sheth, Arthur Wang, Peter Han, David Schreiber
OBJECTIVE: The recommended treatment for O6 -methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) promoter unmethylated glioblastoma (GBM) is radiation therapy with concurrent/adjuvant temozolomide (TMZ). However, it is well known that the clinical benefit from TMZ is lower in these patients. We sought to analyze patterns of care and outcomes of chemoradiation versus radiation alone in this cohort using a large, hospital database. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with MGMT promoter unmethylated GBM from 2010 to 2012 who received radiation (RT) or chemoradiation (CRT) were identified in the National Cancer Database...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777944/the-post-surgical-era-of-gbm-how-molecular-biology-has-impacted-on-our-clinical-management-a-review
#6
REVIEW
M Monticelli, P Zeppa, F Zenga, R Altieri, M Mammi, L Bertero, I Castellano, P Cassoni, A Melcarne, G La Rocca, G Sabatino, A Ducati, D Garbossa
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common glioma in adults, with incidence increasing by 3% per year. According to the World Health Organization Classification of Central Nervous System Tumors, GBM is considered a grade IV tumor due to its malignant behavior. The aim of this review is to summarize the main biological aspects of GBM. In particular, we focused our attention on those alterations which have been proven to have an impact on patients' outcome, mainly in terms of overall survival (OS), or on the tumor response to therapies...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777909/lncrnas-as-potential-molecular-biomarkers-for-the-clinicopathology-and-prognosis-of-glioma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
REVIEW
Qian Zhou, Jing Liu, Jing Quan, Wenlan Liu, Hui Tan, Weiping Li
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of studies have shown that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in the development of glioma. However, a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the clinical value of lncRNA expression in glioma patients is lacking. We performed this study to assess the relationship between the expression of various lncRNAs and the clinicopathological features, diagnosis and prognosis of glioma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eligible studies were identified through a comprehensive literature search...
May 16, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777823/updated-efficacy-analysis-including-secondary-population-results-for-oak-a-randomized-phase-iii-study-of-atezolizumab-vs-docetaxel-in-patients-with-previously-treated-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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L Fehrenbacher, J von Pawel, K Park, A Rittmeyer, D R Gandara, S Ponce Aix, J-Y Han, S M Gadgeel, T Hida, D L Cortinovis, M Cobo, D M Kowalski, F De Marinis, M Gandhi, B Danner, C Matheny, M Kowanetz, P He, F Felizzi, H Patel, A Sandler, M Ballinger, F Barlesi
INTRODUCTION: The efficacy and safety of atezolizumab vs docetaxel as second- or third-line treatment in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the primary (n=850; ITT850) and secondary (n=1225; ITT1225) efficacy populations of the randomized phase III OAK study at an updated data cutoff were assessed. METHODS: Patients received atezolizumab 1200mg or docetaxel 75mg/m2 intravenously every 3 weeks until loss of clinical benefit or disease progression, respectively...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777611/extragastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-egist-a-16-year-experience-of-13-cases-diagnosed-at-a-single-center
#9
Engin Hatipoğlu
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GISTs) rarely occurs outside the GI tract as extragastrointestinal stromal tumor (EGIST). The aim of this study was to review the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and outcome of EGIST at a single center. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was a retrospective study performed at Istanbul University Hospital in a 16-year period and included patients with a histopathological diagnosis of EGIST confirmed to arise outside the GI tract. The patients' available medical records included patient demographics, imaging and surgical data, and diagnostic histopathology reports...
May 19, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777453/peri-operative-blood-transfusion-does-not-influence-overall-and-disease-free-survival-after-radical-gastrectomy-for-stage-ii-iii-gastric-cancer-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
#10
Hua Xiao, Wu Liu, Hu Quan, Yongzhong Ouyang
OBJECTIVE: Whether peri-operative blood transfusions (BTF) negatively impact long-term survival after gastrectomy for gastric cancer (GC) remains controversial. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate independent predictive factors of BTF and the potential impact of BTF on overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) in patients who underwent radical gastrectomy for stage II/III GC. METHODS: Of 1020 patients who underwent gastrectomy for stage II/III GC from November 2010 to December 2015, 231 (22...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777380/investigating-the-prognostic-ability-of-health-related-quality-of-life-on-survival-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-adults-with-lung-cancer
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Laura C Pinheiro, Bryce B Reeve
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an important predictor for overall survival (OS). To date, no studies compared associations between HRQOL assessed before and after a cancer diagnosis for OS. Our objectives were to (1) investigate associations between HRQOL changes and OS and (2) identify the best HRQOL assessment time point to predict OS. METHODS: We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results linked with the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey data...
May 18, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777331/sexual-expression-and-it-s-determinants-in-people-diagnosed-with-psychotic-disorders
#12
José de Jager, Roos van Greevenbroek, Annet Nugter, Jim van Os
This qualitative study aims to explore the difficulties people with a psychotic disorder have in sexual expression, and associated determinants. Twenty-eight semi-structured interviews were conducted and analyzed using the Grounded Theory method. Almost all participants experienced unfulfilled needs in sexual expression. These unfulfilled needs were associated with a range of factors, including antipsychotic medication, psychotic symptoms, sexual abuse, social skills and stigma, all of which may converge on a pathway involving (sexual) self-esteem...
May 18, 2018: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776645/effectiveness-and-safety-of-total-laparoscopic-distal-gastrectomy-versus-laparoscopy-assisted-distal-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Tenglong Tang, Weihui Peng, Leiyi Zhang, Zhongkun Zuo, Ding Cao, Jiangsheng Huang, Lunxi Duan
AIM: To compare the results of total laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (TLDG) and laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) and explore the safety and feasibility of TLDG. METHODS: Data were collected and analyzed from patients underwent TLDG and LADG from January 2009 to December 2011 at our institution. RESULTS: 127 LADG cases and 104 TLDG cases were included and balanced for age, sex, BMI, ASA scores, and CEA level in this study...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775962/preterm-birth-and-oxidative-stress-effects-of-acute-physical-exercise-and-hypoxia-physiological-responses
#14
Agnès Martin, Camille Faes, Tadej Debevec, Chantal Rytz, Grégoire Millet, Vincent Pialoux
Preterm birth is a global health issue that can induce lifelong medical sequela. Presently, at least one in ten newborns are born prematurely. At birth, preterm newborns exhibit higher levels of oxidative stress (OS) due to the inability to face the oxygen rich environment in which they are born into. Moreover, their immature respiratory, digestive, immune and antioxidant defense systems, as well as the potential numerous medical interventions following a preterm birth, such as oxygen resuscitation, nutrition, phototherapy and blood transfusion further contribute to high levels of OS...
May 1, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775809/transient-asymptomatic-pulmonary-opacities-during-osimertinib-treatment-and-its-clinical-implication
#15
Hansang Lee, Ho Yun Lee, Jong-Mu Sun, Se-Hoon Lee, Youjin Kim, Song Ee Park, Jin Seok Ahn, Keunchil Park, Myung-Ju Ahn
INTRODUCTION: Osimertinib is an oral, potent, irreversible 3rd generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) approved for the treatment of T790M positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who failed 1st or 2nd generation EGFR TKIs. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a rare complication with osimertinib, occurring in 1-3%. Recently, relatively high incidence of transient asymptomatic pulmonary opacities (TAPOs) which are different from ILD has been described. However, its clinical implication has not been fully determined yet...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775808/phase-ii-study-of-maintenance-pembrolizumab-in-patients-with-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-sclc
#16
Shirish M Gadgeel, Nathan A Pennell, Mary Jo Fidler, Balazs Halmos, Philip Bonomi, James Stevenson, Bryan Schneider, Ammar Sukari, Jaclyn Ventimiglia, Wei Chen, Cathy Galasso, Antoinette Wozniak, Julie Boerner, Gregory P Kalemkerian
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of maintenance pembrolizumab in extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients, after treatment with platinum/etoposide. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Extensive-stage SCLC patients with a response or stable disease following induction chemotherapy were eligible. Pembrolizumab at a dose of 200 mg IV every 3 weeks was initiated within 8 weeks of the last cycle of chemotherapy. The primary endpoint of the study was progression-free survival (PFS) from study registration, with overall survival (OS) as a key secondary endpoint...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775722/inflammatory-and-oxidative-mechanisms-potentiate-bifenthrin-induced-neurological-alterations-and-anxiety-like-behavior-in-adult-rats
#17
Brahim Gargouri, Harsharan S Bhatia, Michèle Bouchard, Bernd L Fiebich, Hamadi Fetoui
Bifenthrin (BF) is a synthetic pyrethroid pesticide widely used in several countries to manage insect pests on diverse agricultural crops. Growing evidence indicates that BF exposure is associated with an increased risk of developing neurodegenerative disorders. However, the mechanisms by which BF induces neurological and anxiety alterations in the frontal cortex and striatum are not well known. The present in vivo study was carried out to determine whether reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated oxidative stress (OS) and neuroinflammation are involved in such alterations...
May 15, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775617/preoperative-lymphocyte-to-monocyte-ratio-predicts-breast-cancer-outcome-a-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Ru-Jin Hu, Qin Liu, Jian-Ying Ma, Jing Zhou, Gang Liu
AIM: To assess the prognostic value of the preoperative lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) in patients with breast cancer (BC). METHODS: Relevant studies were systematically retrieved from the online Cochrane, MEDLINE, EMBASE and CNKI databases published until February 2018. The end points were overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), and clinicopathological parameters. Meta-analysis was performed using hazard ratios (HRs) or odds ratios (ORs) and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) as effect measures...
May 17, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775552/right-colon-resection-for-colon-cancer-does-surgical-approach-matter
#19
Ivy N Haskins, Tammy Ju, Matthew Skancke, Xiangyu Kuang, Richard L Amdur, Fred Brody, Vincent Obias, Samir Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection with curative intent remains the standard of care for colon cancer. This study aims to compare the 30-day outcomes and oncologic results following open, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted right colon resection for colon cancer using the Targeted Colectomy American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients undergoing elective, right colon resection with primary anastomosis were identified within the targeted colectomy ACS-NSQIP database...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774987/an-increased-percentage-of-myeloid-cd34-bone-marrow-cells-stratifies-intermediate-ipss-r-myelodysplastic-syndrome-patients-into-prognostically-significant-groups
#20
T-H Chen-Liang, A M Casado-Prieto, V Campos-Rodríguez, A M Hurtado, M L Amigo, M D García-Malo, V Vicente, F J Ortuño, A Jerez
INTRODUCTION: The Revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R) for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) has established an intermediate category where a disease-modifying intervention is a matter of debate. Flow cytometry allows us to determine a fraction of immature myeloid cells in a semiautomated procedure. The aim of this study, mirroring IPSS-R study inclusion criteria, was to test whether bone marrow (BM) CD34+My percentage has independent prognostic value in the MDS setting...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
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