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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040554/frailty-syndrome-an-emerging-clinical-problem-in-the-everyday-management-of-clinical-arrhythmias-the-results-of-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-survey
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Stefano Fumagalli, Tatjana S Potpara, Torben Bjerregaard Larsen, Kristina H Haugaa, Dan Dobreanu, Alessandro Proclemer, Nikolaos Dagres
The age of patients presenting with complex arrhythmias is increasing. Frailty is a multifaceted syndrome characterized by an increased vulnerability to stressors and a decreased ability to maintain homeostasis. The prevalence of frailty is associated with age. The aims of this European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) EP Wire survey were to evaluate the proportion of patients with frailty and its influence on the clinical management of arrhythmias. A total of 41 centres-members of the EHRA Electrophysiology Research Network-in 14 European countries completed the web-based questionnaire in June 2017...
October 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036902/dna-adducts-formed-by-aristolochic-acid-are-unique-biomarkers-of-exposure-and-explain-the-initiation-phase-of-upper-urothelial-cancer
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REVIEW
Marie Stiborová, Volker M Arlt, Heinz H Schmeiser
Aristolochic acid (AA) is a plant alkaloid that causes aristolochic acid nephropathy (AAN) and Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN), unique renal diseases frequently associated with upper urothelial cancer (UUC). This review summarizes the significance of AA-derived DNA adducts in the aetiology of UUC leading to specific A:T to T:A transversion mutations (mutational signature) in AAN/BEN-associated tumours, which are otherwise rare in individuals with UCC not exposed to AA. Therefore, such DNA damage produced by AA-DNA adducts is one rare example of the direct association of exposure and cancer development (UUC) in humans, confirming that the covalent binding of carcinogens to DNA is causally related to tumourigenesis...
October 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036034/investigation-of-association-between-borderline-pancreatic-head-cancer-and-glucose-uptake-by-using-positron-emission-tomographic-studies
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Ying Zhang, Lei Qin, Changming Zhang
BACKGROUND In the background of the well-known importance of positron-emission tomographic studies (PET) in the prediction of pancreatic oncologic problems, we designed and performed this investigation to study the link between borderline pancreatic head cancer and glucose uptake by using PET. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively investigated patients during the period of almost 4 years (May 2013 to December 2016). Patients underwent potentially curative resection for borderline exocrine pancreatic head adenocarcinoma without undergoing neoadjuvant therapy...
October 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034087/spironolactone-in-cardiovascular-disease-an-expanding-universe
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REVIEW
John W Funder
Spironolactone has been marketed for over half a century as a 'potassium-sparing diuretic', used primarily in patients with ascites. With the realization that primary aldosteronism is the most common (5-13%) form of secondary hypertension, it has become widely used as a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist. More recently, in the wake of the RALES trial, spironolactone in addition to standard therapy has been shown to be very beneficial in heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction. Despite the failure of the TOPCAT trial, spironolactone is being increasingly used in diastolic heart failure (i...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034078/recent-advances-in-cancer-surgery-in-older-patients
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REVIEW
Siri Rostoft, Riccardo A Audisio
Age is the most important risk factor for the occurrence of cancer, and a declining mortality from heart disease and other non-cancer causes leaves an older population that is at high risk of developing cancer. Choosing the optimal treatment for older cancer patients may be a challenge. Firstly, older age and associated factors such as comorbidities, functional limitations, and cognitive impairment are risk factors for adverse effects of cancer treatment. Secondly, older patients are often excluded from clinical trials, and current clinical guidelines rarely address how to manage cancer in patients who have comorbidities or functional limitations...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032581/utilization-and-quality-outcomes-of-ct1a-ct1b-and-ct2a-partial-nephrectomy-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-database
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Katherine Fero, Zachary A Hamilton, Ahmet Bindayi, James D Murphy, Ithaar H Derweesh
OBJECTIVE: To describe utilization and compare quality outcomes of partial nephrectomy (PN) for cT1a, cT1b and cT2a renal mass using a large national database. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients from the US National Cancer Database who underwent PN for cT1a/cT1b/T2a renal cell carcinoma between 2004-2013. We examined utilization of PN over time and quality indicators [positive surgical margin (PSM) and 30-day postoperative readmission rates (30Day-Readmit)]...
October 15, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032188/genito-urinary-genomics-and-emerging-biomarkers-for-immunomodulatory-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Thomas Gevaert, Rodolfo Montironi, Antonio Lopez-Beltran, Arno Van Leenders, Yves Allory, Dirk De Ridder, Frank Claessens, Mark Kockx, Murat Akand, Steven Joniau, George Netto, Louis Libbrecht
Immunotherapy is gradually becoming a key factor in the therapeutic algorithm for patients with genito-urinary (GU) cancers at different stages of disease. Robust and reliable biomarkers are crucial for an appropriate inclusion of patients in clinical trials and for a reliable patient selection for treatments with immunomodulatory drugs. The increasing knowledge on the genomic landscape of GU cancers supports stratification of patients for targeted therapies. This review focusses on emerging biomarkers and the role of genomics in predicting clinical benefit to immunomodulatory agents in GU cancers...
October 11, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031828/non-progressing-cancer-patients-have-persistent-b-cell-responses-expressing-shared-antibody-paratopes-that-target-public-tumor-antigens
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Jeff DeFalco, Michael Harbell, Amy Manning-Bog, Gilson Baia, Alexander Scholz, Beatriz Millare, May Sumi, Danhui Zhang, Felix Chu, Christine Dowd, Patricia Zuno-Mitchell, Dongkyoon Kim, Yvonne Leung, Shuwei Jiang, Xiaobin Tang, Kevin S Williamson, Xiaomu Chen, Sean M Carroll, Gregg Espiritu Santo, Nicole Haaser, Ngan Nguyen, Eldar Giladi, David Minor, Yann Chong Tan, Jeremy B Sokolove, Lawrence Steinman, Tito A Serafini, Guy Cavet, Norman M Greenberg, Jacob Glanville, Wayne Volkmuth, Daniel E Emerling, William H Robinson
There is significant debate regarding whether B cells and their antibodies contribute to effective anti-cancer immune responses. Here we show that patients with metastatic but non-progressing melanoma, lung adenocarcinoma, or renal cell carcinoma exhibited increased levels of blood plasmablasts. We used a cell-barcoding technology to sequence their plasmablast antibody repertoires, revealing clonal families of affinity matured B cells that exhibit progressive class switching and persistence over time. Anti-CTLA4 and other treatments were associated with further increases in somatic hypermutation and clonal family size...
October 11, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030073/comparative-analysis-of-surgery-thermal-ablation-and-active-surveillance-for-renal-oncocytic-neoplasms
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Brady L Miller, Lori Mankowski Gettle, Jason R Van Roo, Timothy J Ziemlewicz, Sara L Best, Shane A Wells, Meghan G Lubner, J Louis Hinshaw, Fred T Lee, Stephen Y Nakada, Wei Huang, E Jason Abel
OBJECTIVE: To compare oncologic and procedural outcomes for renal oncocytic tumors treated with surgery, thermal ablation or active surveillance. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Clinical and pathologic data were collected for consecutive patients with a histological diagnosis of oncocytoma, oncocytic neoplasm or chromophobe renal cell cancers (chRCC) from 2003-2016. Independent pathology and radiology review was performed for this study. RESULTS: Of 171 patients, tumor histology included oncocytoma (n=122), chRCC (n=47) and oncocytic neoplasm not otherwise specified (n=2)...
October 10, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030026/nephroprotective-effect-of-electrolyzed-reduced-water-against-cisplatin-induced-kidney-toxicity-and-oxidative-damage-in-mice
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Tse-Chou Cheng, Yu-Wen Hsu, Fung-Jou Lu, Ya-Yu Chen, Nu-Man Tsai, Wen-Kang Chen, Chia-Fang Tsai
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin is a potent chemotherapeutic drug for cancer therapy, but it has serious side effects in clinical treatment, particularly nephrotoxicity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of electrolyzed reduced water (ERW) on renal injury caused by cisplatin. METHODS: Animals were divided into four groups as follows: normal control group, cisplatin control group, ERW control group and ERW + cisplatin group. Each group comprised 10 animals, which were orally treated with normal saline or ERW daily companion by administration of one dose of cisplatin for 28 days...
October 10, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029632/fatal-haemorrhage-and-neoplastic-thrombosis-in-a-captive-african-lion-panthera-leo-with-metastatic-testicular-sex-cord-stromal-tumour
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Omar Antonio Gonzales-Viera, Angélica María Sánchez-Sarmiento, Natália Coelho Couto de Azevedo Fernandes, Juliana Mariotti Guerra, Rodrigo Albergaria Ressio, José Luiz Catão-Dias
BACKGROUND: The study of neoplasia in wildlife species contributes to the understanding of cancer biology, management practices, and comparative pathology. Higher frequencies of neoplasms among captive non-domestic felids have been reported most commonly in aging individuals. However, testicular tumours have rarely been reported. This report describes a metastatic testicular sex cord-stromal tumour leading to fatal haemorrhage and thrombosis in a captive African lion (Panthera leo). CASE PRESENTATION: During necropsy of a 16-year-old male African lion, the left testicle and spermatic cord were found to be intra-abdominal (cryptorchid), semi-hard and grossly enlarged with multiple pale-yellow masses...
October 13, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029541/cancer-and-the-kidney-dangereoux-liasons-or-price-paid-for-the-progress-in-medicine
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REVIEW
Jolanta Małyszko, Leszek Kozlowski, Klaudia Kozłowska, Maciej Małyszko, Jacek Małyszko
A long time ago, the links between renal disease and malignancy were observed, however, quite recently, their importance was recognized and 'new' subspecialty in nephrology, namely 'onconephrology' was established. In the XXI century, patients with malignancy make up the most growing number of the subjects seen for nephrology consult and/or critical care nephrology services. A plethora of renal problems may be found in patients with malignancy. They may influence not only their short-term outcomes but also the adequate therapy of the underlying oncological problem...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029037/functional-variants-in-the-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-gene-are-associated-with-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-susceptibility
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Gui-Ming Zhang, Meng-Yun Wang, Ya-Nan Liu, Yao Zhu, Fang-Ning Wan, Qing-Yi Wei, Ding-Wei Ye
Recent studies indicate that abnormal levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which is an important component of dyslipidaemia, are associated with alterations to cancer risk, including that of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Single nucleotide polymorphisms at microRNA-binding sites contribute to cancer susceptibility and progression by affecting the mRNA function of target genes. In this case-control study, we examined the frequency of six potentially functional single nucleotide polymorphisms in the LDL receptor gene (LDLR) in 1004 clear cell RCC (ccRCC) patients and 1065 cancer-free subjects...
September 22, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027306/fenton-reaction-induced-renal-carcinogenesis-in-mutyh-deficient-mice-exhibits-less-chromosomal-aberrations-than-the-rat-model
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Guang Hua Li, Shinya Akatsuka, Shan Hwu Chew, Li Jiang, Takahiro Nishiyama, Akihiko Sakamoto, Takashi Takahashi, Mitsuru Futakuchi, Hiromu Suzuki, Kunihiko Sakumi, Yusaku Nakabeppu, Shinya Toyokuni
Oxidative stress including iron excess has been associated with carcinogenesis. The level of 8-oxoguanine, a major oxidatively modified base in DNA, is maintained very low by three distinct enzymes, encoded by OGG1, MUTYH and MTH1. Germline biallelic inactivation of MUTYH represents a familial cancer syndrome called MUTYH-associated polyposis. Here, we used Mutyh-deficient mice to evaluate renal carcinogenesis induced by ferric nitrilotriacetate (Fe-NTA). Although the C57BL/6 background is cancer-resistant, a repeated intraperitoneal administration of Fe-NTA induced a high incidence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC; 26...
October 13, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026845/osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-in-patient-received-bisphosphonates-and-sunitinib-separately-a-case-report
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Farzaneh Ashrafi, Ali Derakhshandeh, Bijan Movahedian, Azadeh Moghaddas
Recently published reports have suggested that antiangiogenic drugs such as sunitinib could potentiate the osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) induced by bisphosphonates (BPs) and even induce this adverse effect per se. We reported a case of ONJ with renal cell carcinoma under sunitinib medication and history of BPs therapy. A 53-year-old man was referred to the oral surgery clinic complaining of painful exposed oral lesion and bone extraction from right lower jaw in the mouth. He underwent nephrectomy followed by 5 months treatment with cycles of 50 mg sunitinib (Sutent(®)) once a day for 4 weeks followed by 2 weeks drug free before lesion exposure in October 2016...
July 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025836/assessment-of-potential-predictors-of-calretinin-and-mesothelin-to-improve-the-diagnostic-performance-to-detect-malignant-mesothelioma-results-from-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Swaantje Casjens, Daniel G Weber, Georg Johnen, Irina Raiko, Dirk Taeger, Carmen Meinig, Susanne Moebus, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Thomas Brüning, Beate Pesch
OBJECTIVES: Mesothelin and calretinin are blood-based markers for malignant mesothelioma. The objective of this study was to analyse the markers in plasma samples from cancer-free men and to identify factors influencing their concentrations to minimise false-positive test results when using these markers for the early detection of malignant mesothelioma. SETTING: The present analyses used data and archived blood samples of the population-based Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study among elderly people collected from 2011 to 2014...
October 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025611/carbon-fiber-reinforced-intramedullary-nailing-in-musculoskeletal-tumor-surgery-a-national-multicentric-experience-of-the-italian-orthopaedic-society-siot-bone-metastasis-study-group
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Andrea Piccioli, Raimondo Piana, Michele Lisanti, Alberto Di Martino, Barbara Rossi, Francesco Camnasio, Marco Gatti, Pietro Maniscalco, Franco Gherlinzoni, Maria Silvia Spinelli, Davide Maria Donati, Roberto Biagini, Rodolfo Capanna, Vincenzo Denaro
INTRODUCTION: Carbon fiber reinforced (CFR) implants have been proposed for the treatment of fractures or impending fractures of the long bones in the oncology patient. Aim of this study is to present the largest cohort of oncology patients operated by CFR nailing by the Italian Orthopaedic Society (SIOT) Bone Metastasis Study Group. METHODS: 53 adult oncology patients were operated on with a CFR-PEEK nail. All the data from adjuvants therapies were collected. Bone callus formation, response to radiotherapy, relapse or progression of the osteolysis were recorded...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024572/radiological-manifestations-of-immune-related-adverse-effects-observed-in-patients-with-melanoma-undergoing-immunotherapy
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Parveen Sidhu, Alexander M Menzies, Georgina Long, Matteo Carlino, Shirleen Lorens, Rony Kapoor
Immunotherapy drugs work by stimulating the patient's own immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells. This subclass of drugs is increasingly administered to patients with advanced melanoma. They are also commonly incorporated into other cancer therapies such as non-small cell lung cancer, renal cancer, head and neck cancers and Hodgkin lymphoma. The most commonly administered immunotherapeutic agents in the treatment of melanoma include programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitors, cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) inhibitors and a subclass of cytokines...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023769/alcohol-consumption-variability-in-alcohol-dehydrogenase-genes-and-risk-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Samuel O Antwi, Jeanette E Eckel-Passow, Nancy D Diehl, Daniel J Serie, Kaitlynn M Custer, Kevin J Wu, John C Cheville, David D Thiel, Bradley C Leibovich, Alexander S Parker
Alcohol consumption has been associated inversely with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) risk; however, no study has examined effect modification by germline variation in alcohol-metabolizing genes. We investigated whether the association between alcohol intake and RCC risk is modulated by germline variants in alcohol dehydrogenase genes in a large case-control study. Data from 652 RCC cases and 1,366 non-cancer controls were analyzed. Alcohol intake was assessed using a standardized risk factor questionnaire. Three previously genotyped polymorphisms in ADH6 and ADH7 with the TaqMan assay were examined...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022645/the-significance-of-trip11-and-t3-signaling-pathway-in-renal-cancer-progression-and-survival-of-patients
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Piotr Popławski, Agnieszka Piekiełko-Witkowska, Alicja Nauman
INTRODUCTION: TRIP11 is a multifunctional protein localizing either to Golgi apparatus, acting as a golgin, or in the nucleus, acting as coactivator of transcription mediated by thyroid hormone receptor (THR) and hypoxia induced factor (HIF). Triiodothyronine (T3) regulates nuclear localization of TRIP11 by inducing its phosphorylation. The exact mechanism of this regulation unknown. The expressions of THR and HIF are disturbed in various cancers, including renal cell cancer (RCC). In this study we aimed to analyze: 1) the mechanism of T3-dependent subcellular localization of TRIP11; 2) the significance of TRIP11 and T3 signaling pathway in RCC progression...
October 12, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
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