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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774931/-comparison-of-clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-analysis-between-gastric-stump-cancer-and-recurrence-of-gastric-cancer-after-radical-gastrectomy
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Hongqing Xi, Jiyang Li, Shaoqing Li, Zhi Qiao, Bo Wei, Lin Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and compare the clinicopathological characteristics of gastric stump cancer(GSC) and the recurrent of gastric cancer (RGC) following radical gastrectomy, and to evaluate survival prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on clinicopathological and survival data of patients with GSC (n=31) and with RGC (n=105) following radical gastrectomy at the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital between January 1992 and August 2017...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774166/hemostatic-state-augmented-with-platelet-indices-among-sudanese-diabetic-septic-foot
#2
Bashir Abdrhman Bashir, Mohamed Salih Ali
Background: Diabetes mellitus is a very rampant metabolic disorder, particularly type II. It has many complications such as the septic foot. Diabetic septic foot (DSF) patients are at high risk for coagulation abnormalities as well as surgical hazards. Owing to the potential sequelae of coagulation and vascular abnormalities, this work aimed at studying the hemostatic state and platelet indices in diabetes type II patients with septic foot. Methods: A case-control study was conducted during the period from July to September 2017 at Dr...
2018: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757575/prognostic-role-of-preoperative-albumin-to-globulin-ratio-in-predicting-survival-of-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
#3
Murat Yavuz Koparal, Fazli Polat, Serhat Çetin, Ender Cem Bulut, Tevfik Sinan Sözen
PURPOSE: To investigate the prognostic role of preoperative albumin/globulin ratio (AGR) in predicting disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in localized and locally advanced clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 162 patients who met the criteria specified were included in the study. The DFS and OS ratios were determined using the Kaplan-Meier method. Univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses were performed to determine the prognostic factors affecting DFS and OS...
May 5, 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746383/angle-specific-isokinetic-metrics-highlight-strength-training-needs-of-elite-youth-soccer-players
#4
Steven J Eustace, Richard M Page, Matt Greig
Eustace, SJ, Page, RM, and Greig, M. angle specific isokinetic metrics highlight strength training needs of elite youth soccer players. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-The purpose of this study was to assess traditional and angle-specific isokinetic strength of eccentric knee flexors (eccKFs) and concentric knee extensors (conKEs) between senior professional and youth soccer players. Thirty-four male soccer players (17 senior and 17 youth) were recruited for bilateral assessments at 180, 270, and 60°·s...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741911/long-term-comparison-of-semitendinosus-and-gracilis-tendon-versus-patellar-tendon-autografts-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-17-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Matjaz Sajovic, Domen Stropnik, Katja Skaza
BACKGROUND: Short-term and mid-term differences between hamstring and patellar tendon autografts for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are well documented. Systematic reviews highlight the lack of long-term results between the two grafts. HYPOTHESIS: Seventeen years after ACL reconstruction, no difference will be found in functional outcome, quality of life, and graft failure between patients with patellar tendon (PT) or semitendinosus and gracilis tendon (STG) autografts; however, a significant difference will be seen in the prevalence of osteoarthritis...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699838/perioperative-and-mid-term-oncologic-outcomes-of-robotic-assisted-radical-cystectomy-with-totally-intracorporeal-neobladder-results-of-a-propensity-score-matched-comparison-with-open-cohort-from-a-single-centre-series
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Giuseppe Simone, Gabriele Tuderti, Leonardo Misuraca, Umberto Anceschi, Mariaconsiglia Ferriero, Francesco Minisola, Salvatore Guaglianone, Michele Gallucci
AIM: In this study, we compared perioperative and oncologic outcomes of patients treated with either open or robot-assisted radical cystectomy and intracorporeal neobladder at a tertiary care center. METHODS: The institutional prospective bladder cancer database was queried for "cystectomy with curative intent" and "neobladder". All patients underwent robot-assisted radical cystectomy and intracorporeal neobladder or open radical cystectomy and orthotopic neobladder for high-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer or muscle invasive bladder cancer with a follow-up length ≥2 years were included...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695915/expression-of-pyruvate-kinase-m2-in-human-bladder-cancer-and-its-correlation-with-clinical-parameters-and-prognosis
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Changkun Huang, Zhichao Huang, Peiming Bai, Guangcheng Luo, Xiaokun Zhao, Xinjun Wang
Background: Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) is a key regulator of the Warburg effect and has critical functions in glycolysis, contributing to the Warburg effect, tumor growth, angiogenesis, cell division, metastasis, and apoptosis. The high expression of PKM2 in various solid tumors renders it a potential biomarker of tumorigenesis and tumor invasion, but the expression and role of PKM2 in bladder cancer have not been studied extensively. Patients and methods: Western blot and immunohistochemistry (IHC) were used to measure the expression of PKM2, and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was performed to determine PKM2 mRNA levels...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666945/carbonic-anhydrase-9-expression-in-well-differentiated-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-might-be-associated-with-aggressive-behavior-and-poor-survival
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Joo Young Kim, Sang Hwa Lee, Soyeon An, Sung Joo Kim, You-Na Sung, Ki-Byung Song, Dae Wook Hwang, Song Cheol Kim, Seung-Mo Hong
Well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms/tumors (PanNETs) are rare neoplasms with diverse clinical behavior. Biomarker discovery is important for predicting clinical course and prognosis of PanNET patients. Carbonic anhydrase 9 (CA9) and vimentin are hypoxia and epithelial-mesenchymal transition-related proteins of which expression in many carcinomas has been associated with poor prognosis, but their significance in PanNET has yet to be determined. We assessed CA9 and vimentin expression in 164 PanNETs and compared this with clinicopathologic characteristics...
April 18, 2018: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602823/urinary-excretion-of-platinum-from-south-african-precious-metals-refinery-workers
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Stephanus J L Linde, Anja Franken, Johannes L du Plessis
BACKGROUND: Urinary platinum (Pt) excretion is a reliable biomarker for occupational Pt exposure and has been previously reported for precious metals refinery workers in Europe but not for South Africa, the world's largest producer of Pt. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to quantify the urinary Pt excretion of South African precious metals refinery workers. METHODS: Spot urine samples were collected from 40 workers (directly and indirectly exposed to Pt) at two South African precious metals refineries on three consecutive mornings prior to their shifts...
March 30, 2018: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560799/gastric-cancer-factors-affecting-survival
#10
Suleyman Orman, Haci Murat Cayci
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The present multicenter, retrospective study aimed at determining the factors affecting survival in patients who were operated on due to gastric cancer (GC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The data of 234 patients, who underwent elective surgery due to GC were retrospectively analyzed. The demographic characteristics, tumor localization and diameter, type of resection and lymph node dissection, experience of the operating surgeon (senior or junior), tumor grade, pT stage, number of lymph nodes harvested, number of lymph nodes with and without metastasis, tumor stage and survival data were recorded...
March 21, 2018: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548542/predictors-of-hypogammaglobulinemia-during-rituximab-maintenance-therapy-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-12-year-longitudinal-multi-center-study
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G Boleto, J Avouac, J Wipff, M Forien, M Dougados, C Roux, A Kahan, P Dieude, Y Allanore
OBJECTIVE: Rituximab (RTX) is an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody that selectively depletes B-cell population. Thus, it presents a potential risk for the development of hypogammaglobulinemia and related infectious events. Our aim was to identify predictors of hypogammaglobulinemia in RA patients long-term treated with RTX. METHODS: Multicenter observational usual care study of patients with RA on RTX maintenance therapy (minimal exposition of 30 months). Serum protein electrophoresis was performed before each RTX infusion...
February 21, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507320/comparative-efficacy-of-corticosteroid-injection-and-non-invasive-treatments-for-plantar-fasciitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chien-Min Chen, Meng Lee, Chia-Hung Lin, Chia-Hao Chang, Chu-Hsu Lin
The first choice of treatment for patients with plantar fasciitis is non-invasive treatment, rather than corticosteroid injection (CSI). However, no comprehensive study has compared the effectiveness of CSI with non-invasive treatments for plantar fasciitis. We conducted a meta-analysis comparing CSI and non-invasive treatment effects on plantar fasciitis. The primary outcome was pain reduction. Nine randomized controlled trials comparing CSI with 4 non-invasive treatment types were included. A trend favoring CSI over non-invasive treatments was indicated regarding reduction in the visual analogue scale (VAS) score at 1-1...
March 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483391/impaired-coagulation-status-in-the-crohn-s-disease-patients-complicated-with-intestinal-fistula
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Yuan Li, Jian-An Ren, Ge-Fei Wang, Guo-Sheng Gu, Xiu-Wen Wu, Song Liu, Hua-Jian Ren, Zhi-Wu Hong, Jie-Shou Li
Background: Intestinal fistula is one of the common complications of Crohn's disease (CD) that might require surgical treatment. The clinical characteristics and outcomes of CD with intestinal fistula are much different from CD alone. This study was to investigate whether the coagulation status of CD is changed by intestinal fistula. Methods: Data were retrospectively analyzed for 190 patients with a definitive diagnosis of CD who were registered at the Jinling Hospital between January 2014 and September 2015...
March 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458069/high-expression-of-nprl2-is-linked-to-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#14
Zhixiong Chen, Shengjun Luo, Yanlin Chen, Xuemei Xie, Zhongbo Du, Li Jiang
As a tumor suppressor candidate gene, NPRL2 has anti-cancer effects against several cancers, but its potential role in prostate cancer (PCa) has not been reported. The present study aimed to explore the expression of NPRL2 in PCa and its potential clinical significance. Our results showed that expression of NPRL2 in PCa tissues was significantly higher than in non-PCa tissues (P<.001). High NPRL2 expression in PCa tissue was significantly correlated with a high Gleason grade group (P<.001), high pT stage (P<...
February 16, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451181/the-use-of-nonselective-beta-blockers-is-a-risk-factor-for-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Rosa Zampino, Rita Lebano, Nicola Coppola, Margherita Macera, Anna Grandone, Luca Rinaldi, Ilario De Sio, Antonella Tufano, Gianfranca Stornaiuolo, Luigi E Adinolfi, Emanuele Durante-Mangoni, Gaeta G Battista, Alferio Niglio
Background/Aim: A reduction in portal vein inflow velocity seems to predispose to the emergence of portal vein thrombosis (PVT). Nonselective β-blockers (NSBBs), used to prevent variceal bleeding, may increase the development of PVT by reducing portal vein inflow velocity. In this retrospective case-control study, we evaluated the risk factors and clinical features of a first event of PVT in 130 cirrhotics, 19 (15%) with (PVT group) and 111 (85%) without PVT (non-PVT group). Patients and Methods: Patient evaluation and NNBB treatment were carried out according to the AASLD guidelines...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445601/predictors-of-unexpected-nodal-upstaging-in-patients-with-ct1-3n0-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-submitted-to-thoracoscopic-lobectomy
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Giuseppe Marulli, Enrico Verderi, Giovanni M Comacchio, Nicola Monaci, Giuseppe Natale, Samuele Nicotra, Federico Rea
Background: In the last decades, the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for the treatment of early stage non-small cell lung cancer is continuously growing. This is mainly due to the development of more advanced surgical devices, to the rising incidence of peripheral lung tumors and is also favored by the increased reliability of preoperative staging techniques. Despite this progress, postoperative unexpected nodal upstaging is still a relevant issue. Aim of this study is to identify possible predictors of unexpected nodal upstaging in patients affected by cT1-3N0 NSCLC submitted to VATS lobectomy...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444250/are-elevated-serum-haemolysis-markers-a-harbinger-of-adverse-events-in-heartmate-ii-patients
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Rashad Zayat, Mohamed Shoaib, Mohammad Amen Khattab, Usaama Ahmad, Andreas Goetzenich, Christian Stoppe, Ann Christina Foldenauer, Ajay Moza, Heike Schnoering, Rüdiger Autschbach, Lachmandath Tewarie
OBJECTIVES: Haemolysis during left ventricular assist device support is associated with thrombosis. In this retrospective study, we analysed whether low-level haemolysis (LLH) as defined by simultaneously elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and free haemoglobin (fHb) levels had an impact on thromboembolic and bleeding events and on von Willebrand factor levels in HeartMate II patients. METHODS: After exclusion of patients with LDH >700 U/l and fHb >40 mg/dl at hospital discharge, 79 HeartMate II patients were included...
February 12, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430670/the-effect-of-3-resuscitative-fluid-therapies-on-hemostasis-as-measured-by-rotational-thromboelastometry-in-dogs
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Sunita Seshia, M Casey Gaunt, Beverly A Kidney, Marion L Jackson
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that administration of intravenous fluids impairs hemostasis. Thromboelastometry (TEM) may provide a more sensitive measure of the fluid effects on hemostasis than traditional coagulation tests. OBJECTIVE: The study aim was to determine if resuscitative fluid therapy affects hemostasis, as measured by TEM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a randomized crossover design, 6 healthy dogs were administered intravenous colloid, crystalloid, and hypertonic saline at therapeutic doses...
March 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405872/short-term-effects-of-kinesio-taping%C3%A2-on-electromyographic-characteristics-of-paraspinal-muscles-pain-and-disability-in-patients-with-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Marcin Grześkowiak, Zbigniew Krawiecki, Wojciech Łabędź, Jacek Kaczmarczyk, Jacek Lewandowski, Dawid Łochyński
CONTEXT: Kinesio taping® (KT) is a therapeutic modality frequently used in the clinical practice for the treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders. It is often applied in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) to decrease pain and improve functional capacity. However, it is not known, whether thoracolumbar fascia Kinesio Taping® (KT) technique can decrease back pain, restore normal activity of paraspinal muscles and improve functional capacity in patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH)...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197681/t-cell-replete-haploidentical-transplantation-with-post-transplantation-cyclophosphamide-for-hodgkin-lymphoma-relapsed-after-autologous-transplantation-reduced-incidence-of-relapse-and-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-compared-with-hla-identical-related
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Jacopo Mariotti, Raynier Devillier, Stefania Bramanti, Barbara Sarina, Sabine Furst, Angela Granata, Catherine Faucher, Samia Harbi, Lucio Morabito, Christian Chabannon, Carmelo Carlo-Stella, Reda Bouabdallah, Armando Santoro, Didier Blaise, Luca Castagna
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT) represents a potential curative strategy for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) relapsing after autologous SCT (ASCT), but the incidence of disease relapse is still high. We performed a retrospective study on 64 patients with HL relapsing after ASCT to compare outcomes after HLA-identical SCT (HLAid-SCT; n = 34) and haploidentical SCT with post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PT-Cy) (Haplo-SCT; n = 30). All patients engrafted, with a significantly shorter median time for neutrophil and platelet engraftment after HLAid compared with Haplo-SCT (14 days versus 19 days and 11 days versus 23 days, respectively; P < ...
March 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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