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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227374/measuring-pulse-rate-variability-using-long-range-non-contact-imaging-photoplethysmography
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Ethan B Blackford, Alyssa M Piasecki, Justin R Estepp, Ethan B Blackford, Alyssa M Piasecki, Justin R Estepp, Ethan B Blackford, Alyssa M Piasecki, Justin R Estepp
Camera-based measurement of the blood volume pulse via non-contact, imaging photoplethysmography is a very popular approach for measuring pulse rate using a remote imaging sensor. Comparatively less attention has been paid to the usefulness of the method for measuring features of pulse rate variability, and even less focus has been put on the accuracy of any cardiac activity feature that can be achieved at long imager-to-subject distances. In this study, video was recorded from 19 participants, while at rest, at a distance of 25 meters from the imaging sensor...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222797/melanoma-antigen-specific-effector-t-cell-cytokine-secretion-patterns-in-patients-treated-with-ipilimumab
#2
Yana G Najjar, Fei Ding, Yan Lin, Robert VanderWeele, Lisa H Butterfield, Ahmad A Tarhini
BACKGROUND: In a previously reported study, patients with regionally advanced melanoma were treated with neoadjuvant ipilimumab (ipi) (Tarhini in PLoS ONE 9(2): e87705, 3). Significant changes in circulating myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSC), regulatory T cells (Treg) and peptide specific type I CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells were noted at week 6 that correlated with clinical outcome. Characterization of antigen-specific effector T cell secreted cytokines may shed insights into ipi associated T cell activation and function...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221865/cost-effectiveness-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibition-in-braf-wild-type-advanced-melanoma
#3
Christine G Kohn, Simon B Zeichner, Qiushi Chen, Alberto J Montero, Daniel A Goldstein, Christopher R Flowers
Purpose Patients who are diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma have an estimated 5-year relative survival rate of only 17%. Randomized controlled trials of recent US Food and Drug Administration-approved immune checkpoint inhibitors-pembrolizumab (PEM), nivolumab (NIVO), and ipilumumab (IPI)-demonstrate improved patient outcomes, but the optimal treatment sequence in patients with BRAF wild-type metastatic melanoma remains unclear. To inform policy makers about the value of these treatments, we developed a Markov model to compare the cost-effectiveness of different strategies for sequencing novel agents for the treatment of advanced melanoma...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214657/ipilimumab-alone-or-in-combination-with-nivolumab-after-progression-on-anti-pd-1-therapy-in-advanced-melanoma
#4
Lisa Zimmer, Susmitha Apuri, Zeynep Eroglu, Lisa A Kottschade, Andrea Forschner, Ralf Gutzmer, Max Schlaak, Lucie Heinzerling, Angela M Krackhardt, Carmen Loquai, Svetomir N Markovic, Richard W Joseph, Kelly Markey, Jochen S Utikal, Carsten Weishaupt, Simone M Goldinger, Vernon K Sondak, Jonathan S Zager, Dirk Schadendorf, Nikhil I Khushalani
BACKGROUND: The anti-programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) inhibitors pembrolizumab and nivolumab alone or in combination with ipilimumab have shown improved objective response rates and progression-free survival compared to ipilimumab only in advanced melanoma patients. Anti-PD-1 therapy demonstrated nearly equal clinical efficacy in patients who had progressed after ipilimumab or were treatment-naïve. However, only limited evidence exists regarding the efficacy of ipilimumab alone or in combination with nivolumab after treatment failure to anti-PD-therapy...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209136/bcl-2-and-myc-gain-amplification-is-correlated-with-central-nervous-system-involvement-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-at-leukemic-phase
#5
Dehui Zou, Shuhua Yi, Rui Cui, Wei Liu, Chengwen Li, Shizhen Zhong, Zhen Yu, Zengjun Li, Rui Lv, Kun Ru, Huijun Wang, Gang An, Yan Xu, Lugui Qiu
BACKGROUND: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) of leukemic phase is a rare clinical manifestation, but is highly prevalent with central nervous system involvement (CNSI). Little is known about this rare clinical observation. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical characteristics of 40 DLBCL patients with leukemic phase identified by flow cytometry and analyzed BCL2 and MYC aberrations by fluorescence in situ hybridization. RESULTS: The median age of these 40 patients was 46 years (range, 15-75) with 19 men patients...
February 16, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193188/analysis-of-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-and-skeletal-involvement
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Nicola Lehners, Isabelle Krämer, Maral Saadati, Axel Benner, Anthony D Ho, Mathias Witzens-Harig
BACKGROUND: Skeletal involvement (SI) is observed at low prevalence in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Due to the rareness of this particular condition, prospective trials for these patients are scarce. METHODS: We analyzed clinical characteristics and outcome of 75 patients with DLBCL and SI in order to identify factors with prognostic impact towards progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). RESULTS: Limited stage disease (Ann Arbor stage IE-IIE) was present in 34 patients (45%), 41 patients (55%) had advanced stage disease (Ann Arbor stage IIIE-IVE)...
February 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188954/comparative-glandular-trichome-transcriptome-based-gene-characterization-reveals-reasons-for-differential-menthol-biosynthesis-in-mentha-species
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Md Qussen Akhtar, Nida Qamar, Pallavi Yadav, Pallavi Kulkarni, Ajay Kumar, Ajit Kumar Shasany
The genes involved in menthol biosynthesis are reported earlier in Mentha × piperita. But the information on these genes is not available in Mentha arvensis. To bridge the gap in knowledge on differential biosynthesis of monoterpenes leading to compositional variation in the essential oil of these species, a comparative transcriptome analysis of the glandular trichome was carried out. In addition to the MVA and MEP pathway genes, about 210 and 196 different terpene synthases (TPS) transcripts were identified from annotation in M...
February 11, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174268/failure-to-reproduce-period-dependent-song-cycles-in-drosophila-is-due-to-poor-automated-pulse-detection-and-low-intensity-courtship
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Charalambos P Kyriacou, Edward W Green, Arianna Piffer, Harold B Dowse
Stern has criticized a body of work from several groups that have independently studied the so-called "Kyriacou and Hall" courtship song rhythms of male Drosophila melanogaster, claiming that these ultradian ∼60-s cycles in the interpulse interval (IPI) are statistical artifacts that are not modulated by mutations at the period (per) locus [Stern DL (2014) BMC Biol 12:38]. We have scrutinized Stern's raw data and observe that his automated song pulse-detection method identifies only ∼50% of the IPIs found by manual (visual and acoustic) monitoring...
February 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166932/hyaluronan-mediates-the-adhesion-of-porcine-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-to-poly-i-c-treated-intestinal-cells-and-modulates-their-cytokine-production
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María José Docampo, Jennifer Cabrera, Anna Bassols
Hyaluronan (HA), a major component of the extracellular matrix (ECM), has been increasingly recognized as a regulator of inflammation. Its role is complex since it has pro- and anti-inflammatory actions by modulating the expression of inflammatory genes, the recruitment of inflammatory cells and the production of inflammatory cytokines, but also by attenuating the course of inflammation and providing protection against tissue damage. Certain viruses and other inflammatory stimuli induce organization of HA into cable-like structures, which may be responsible for leukocyte recruitment and, on the other hand, low molecular weight fragments of HA have been shown to activate various inflammatory responses...
February 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154512/interleukin-10-polymorphisms-in-association-with-prognosis-in-patients-with-b-cell-lymphoma-treated-by-r-chop
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Min Kyeong Kim, Kyong-Ah Yoon, Eun Young Park, Jungnam Joo, Eun Young Lee, Hyeon-Seok Eom, Sun-Young Kong
Interleukin-10 (IL10) plays an important role in initiating and maintaining an appropriate immune response to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Previous studies have revealed that the transcription of IL10 mRNA and its protein expression may be infl uenced by several single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the promoter and intron regions, including rs1800896, rs1800871, and rs1800872. However, the impact of polymorphisms of the IL10 gene on NHL prognosis has not been fully elucidated. Here, we investigated the association between IL10 polymorphisms and NHL prognosis...
December 2016: Genomics & Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153771/b-cell-function-gene-mutations-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Peng-Peng Xu, Hui-Juan Zhong, Yao-Hui Huang, Xiao-Dong Gao, Xia Zhao, Yang Shen, Shu Cheng, Jin-Yan Huang, Sai-Juan Chen, Li Wang, Wei-Li Zhao
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a heterogeneous subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In addition to clinical and immunophenotypic characteristics, recurrent gene mutations have recently been identified in patients with DLBCL using next-generation sequencing technologies. The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical relevance of B-cell function gene mutations in DLBCL. Clinical analysis was performed on 680 Chinese DLBCL patients (146 non-CR and 534 CR cases) treated with six cycles of 21-day R-CHOP (Rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone), alone or followed by two additional doses of rituximab consolidation on patients' own intention...
January 21, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152924/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-a-single-institution-experience-of-patient-outcomes
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Rasna Gupta, Sindu Mary Kanjeekal, Mohammed Jarrar, Amin Kay, John Mathews, Indryas Lemma Woldie, Caroline M Hamm
: 271 Background: The Windsor Regional Cancer Program (WRCP) was determined to have consistently been a top performer in time to treatment of diffuse large B cell lymphoma in this Canadian province (http://www.csqi.on.ca/by_type_of_cancer/lymphoma/lymphoma_treatment/). We endeavored to determine whether faster time to diagnosis and treatment for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) influenced the IPI score (International Prognostic Score), thereby predicting an improved clinical outcome in these presenting patients...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148469/prognostic-value-of-mirna-155-expression-in-b-cell-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
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Ahmed M L Bedewy, Shereen M Elmaghraby, Ahmed A Shehata, Noha S Kandil
OBJECTIVE: miRNA-155 resides within the B-cell Integration Cluster [BIC] gene on chromosome 21. It can act either as oncogene or as tumor suppressor gene, depending on the cell background in which miRNA-155 is performing its specific target gene controlling function. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate miRNA-155 expression in patients with B-cell Non Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and its relation to disease prognosis in diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: RT-PCR assay was performed to evaluate the expression levels of miRNA-155 in 84 patients with newly diagnosed B-NHL and 15 normal controls...
February 1, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146267/low-t3-syndrome-is-a-strong-prognostic-predictor-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Rui Gao, Jin-Hua Liang, Li Wang, Hua-Yuan Zhu, Wei Wu, Jia-Zhu Wu, Yi Xia, Lei Cao, Lei Fan, Tao Yang, Jian-Yong Li, Wei Xu
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic effect of low triiodothyronine (T3) syndrome on patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). A hundred and eighty-eight patients with detailed thyroid hormone levels at diagnosis of DLBCL were enrolled. Low T3 syndrome was defined as a low serum free T3 (FT3) level with low or normal serum free tetraiodothyronine (FT4) and thyroid stimulating hormone levels. Multivariate Cox regression analysis was used to screen prognostic factors associated with progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS)...
February 1, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127387/clinical-and-prognostic-analysis-of-78-patients-with-human-immuno-deficiency-virus-associated-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-in-chinese-population
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Yang Shen, Renfang Zhang, Li Liu, Yinzhong Shen, Wei Song, Tangkai Qi, Yang Tang, Zhenyan Wang, Liqian Guan, Hongzhou Lu
BACKGROUND: Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) associated non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) was a special group of disease, which manifests distinct clinical features and prognosis as compared with NHLs in patients without HIV. We performed this study to describe the clinical features of the disease and investigated the potential prognostic factors. METHODS: HIV-infected patients who were newly diagnosed with NHL were enrolled in this study. The selection of anti-lymphoma treatment regimen was mainly dependent on the pathological subtypes of NHLs...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127367/intestinal-parasitic-infections-and-nutritional-status-among-primary-school-children-in-delo-mena-district-south-eastern-ethiopia
#16
Begna Tulu, Solomon Taye, Yohannes Zenebe, Eden Amsalu
BACKGROUND: Although there are efforts being underway to control and prevent intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) in Ethiopia, they are still endemic and responsible for significant morbidity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of IPIs and their association with nutritional status among primary school children of Delo-Mena district, South Eastern Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted from April to May 2013. Demographic data was obtained, and IPIs was investigated in a single-stool sample by both direct stool examination and formol-ether concentration techniques...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123650/post-operative-capnostream-monitoring-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-symptoms-case-series
#17
Vasanth Rao Kadam, Mazyar Danesh
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) patients on opioid analgesic have an increased incidence of postoperative respiratory complications; prevention of these may be possible with appropriate post-operative monitoring. We recruited 4 OSA patients who had general anaesthesia for orthopaedic and septoplasty surgery. They required Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) or oral opioids in the post-operative period, hence continuous Saturation of Oxygen (Spo2), End Tidal Carbon dioxide (EtCo2) monitoring on Capnostream monitor with Integrated Pulmonary Index (IPI) was organized in high dependency unit...
July 2016: Sleep Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120419/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-prognostic-model-comprising-only-two-biomarkers-ighv-mutational-status-and-fish-cytogenetics-separates-patients-with-different-outcome-and-simplifies-the-cll-ipi
#18
Julio Delgado, Michael Doubek, Tycho Baumann, Jana Kotaskova, Stefano Molica, Pablo Mozas, Alfredo Rivas-Delgado, Fortunato Morabito, Sarka Pospisilova, Emili Montserrat
Rai and Binet staging systems are important to predict the outcome of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) but do not reflect the biologic diversity of the disease nor predict response to therapy, which ultimately shape patients' outcome. We devised a biomarkers-only CLL prognostic system based on the two most important prognostic parameters in CLL (i.e., IGHV mutational status and fluorescence in situ hybridization [FISH] cytogenetics), separating three different risk groups: (1) low-risk (mutated IGHV + no adverse FISH cytogenetics [del(17p), del(11q)]); (2) intermediate-risk (either unmutated IGHV or adverse FISH cytogenetics) and (3) high-risk (unmutated IGHV + adverse FISH cytogenetics)...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106247/validation-of-the-nccn-ipi-for-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-dlbcl-the-addition-of-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-yields-a-more-accurate-geltamo-ipi
#19
Carlos Montalbán, Antonio Díaz-López, Ivan Dlouhy, Jordina Rovira, Armando Lopez-Guillermo, Sara Alonso, Alejandro Martín, Juan M Sancho, Olga García, Jose M Sánchez, Mario Rodríguez, Silvana Novelli, Antonio Salar, Antonio Gutiérrez, Maria J Rodríguez-Salazar, Mariana Bastos, Juan F Domínguez, Rubén Fernández, Sonia Gonzalez de Villambrosia, José A Queizan, Raul Córdoba, Raquel de Oña, Andrés López-Hernandez, Julian M Freue, Heidys Garrote, Lourdes López, Ana M Martin-Moreno, Jose Rodriguez, Víctor Abraira, Juan F García
The study included 1848 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)patients treated with chemotherapy/rituximab. The aims were to validate the National Comprehensive Cancer Network International Prognostic Index (NCCN-IPI) and explore the effect of adding high Beta-2 microglobulin (β2M), primary extranodal presentation and intense treatment to the NCCN-IPI variables in order to develop an improved index. Comparing survival curves, NCCN-IPI discriminated better than IPI, separating four risk groups with 5-year overall survival rates of 93%, 83%, 67% and 49%, but failing to identify a true high-risk population...
January 20, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101353/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-of-69-patients-with-extranodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma
#20
Yuyan Guo, Enxiao Li, Liping Song, Yinying Wu
This study was conducted to retrospectively analyze the clinical characteristics and survival of patients with extranodal natural killer-T cell lymphoma (ENKL) and compare different treatment regimens. The univariate analysis demonstrated that survival was worse for patients with extranasal primary tumors, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status (ECOG PS) scores of ≥2, International Prognostic Index (IPI) scores of 3-5, Ann Arbor stage III and IV disease, B symptoms, lymph node involvement and absence of radiotherapy...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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