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In the context of the White Book of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) in Europe, this paper deals with the fundamentals of PRM from a physiological perspective, looking at the human mechanisms both physical and behavioral which are at the base of PRM physicians' work. After a discussion on the development and evolution of PRM that leads to its unique and specific approach, the mechanisms considered include: - repairing processes (and potential of recovery evaluation): repairing processes are mainly related to the quantity and natural history of diseases and impairments, while potential of recovery is also linked to the individual and environmental factors; PRM physicians work on impairments to favor healing or recovery, and propose rehabilitation if there is a potential of recovery: this is related to the prognostic role of PRM physicians; - learning processes: PRM is the specialty of teaching new physical ways and behavioral approaches to make patients participate at best through improvement of impairments and modification of activities; in this perspective, during repair and rehabilitation processes, PRM physicians and the rehabilitation team are teachers of new motor and behavioral strategies; - compensatory processes (adaptation/habilitation/rehabilitation): PRM physicians teach patients how to adapt to the new (acquired) health condition using compensatory mechanisms based on other body structures/functions, behavioral changes and/or assistive devices (or technical aids) (prosthesis and orthosis); during growth PRM physicians aim at allowing a complete (and compensatory) development of the intact function, not to be impaired by the original disease; compensatory processes are related to activities; - management skills: PRM physicians are managers of people and resources; they manage patients and their caregivers, to teach and allow them to reach the best possible participation, also focusing on maintenance; they lead the team, with the aim to make it function at best for the sake of the patient; finally, they manage resource allocation for the functioning of patients and team; - communication skills: PRM physicians need to develop very good communication skills, so to teach, inform and educate patients and their caregivers: this will allow the proper behavioural changes and also the correct physical compensations...
April 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Eric Thouvenot, Geoffrey Hinsinger, Christophe Demattei, Ugur Uygunoglu, Giovanni Castelnovo, Sophie Pittion-Vouyovitch, Darin Okuda, Orhun Kantarci, Daniel Pelletier, Sylvain Lehmann, Philippe Marin, Aksel Siva, Christine Lebrun
BACKGROUND: Younger age, male sex and presence of spinal cord lesion(s) increase the risk of conversion from radiologically isolated syndrome (RIS) to relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Elevated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) chitinase-3-like protein 1 (CHI3L1) levels predict conversion from clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) to RRMS. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prognostic value of CSF CHI3L1 in RIS patients for conversion to RRMS. METHODS: We compared CSF CHI3L1 concentrations in RIS, CIS, RRMS and symptomatic controls (SCs)...
March 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
A Hernández, G Yagüe, E García Vázquez, M Simón, L Moreno Parrado, M Canteras, J Gómez
OBJECTIVE: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the major pathogens causing hospital-acquired infections. In recent years, antimicrobial resistance is increasing and multidrug resistant (MDR) and extremely drug resistant (XDR) isolates have been associated with an increase of mortality. The aim of this study is to assess the clinical significance and analyze predictors and prognostic factors. METHODS: Prospective case-control non-paired study involving 64 patients with P...
March 21, 2018: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
Akira Nishikado, Ryo Kawata, Shin-Ichi Haginomori, Tetsuya Terada, Masaaki Higashino, Yoshitaka Kurisu, Yoshinobu Hirose
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the clinical outcomes of patients with parotid carcinoma at a single institution during an 18-year period, with the focus on diagnosis, treatment, and survival. METHODS: The subjects were 171 patients with parotid carcinoma treated at our department during the 18-year period from September 1999 to August 2017. There were 19 patients in stage I, 65 patients in stage II, 22 patients in stage III, and 65 patients in stage IV. The symptoms, preoperative diagnosis, node metastasis, survival rate, prognostic factors, and immunohistological findings were investigated...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
Bo Young Oh, Jung Wook Huh, Hee Cheol Kim, Yoon Ah Park, Yong Beom Cho, Seong Hyeon Yun, Woo Yong Lee, Ho-Kyung Chun
PURPOSE: It remains unclear whether old age is a poor prognostic factor in colorectal cancer (CRC). We compared oncologic outcomes in CRC patients according to age, using 80 as the dividing point. METHODS: CRC patients who underwent radical surgery from 2000 to 2011 were evaluated. We performed matched and adjusted analyses comparing oncologic outcomes between patients with ≥ 80 and < 80 years old. RESULTS: Among 9562 patients, 222 were elderly...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Yun-Ji Kim, Inha Lee, Young Shin Chung, EunJi Nam, Sunghoon Kim, Sang-Wun Kim, Young Tae Kim, Jung-Yun Lee
Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the prognostic implications of the pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and its dynamic change during chemotherapy in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of 203 patients who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to interval debulking surgery for advanced-stage ovarian cancer at Yonsei Cancer Hospital between 2007 and 2015...
March 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Fathima Kamil, Julie H Rowe
The tumor microenvironment (TME) is defined as the structural and dynamic network of cellular and non-cellular interactions between malignant cells and the surrounding non-malignant matrix. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are two of the most challenging gastrointestinal malignancies. Despite clinical advancements in understanding tumor biology and growth of the chemotherapeutic industry, there have been no corresponding improvements in prognosis and overall survival of HCC and PDAC...
February 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Yukiya Narita, Shigenori Kadowaki, Isao Oze, Yosuke Kito, Takeshi Kawakami, Nozomu Machida, Hiroya Taniguchi, Takashi Ura, Masashi Ando, Seiji Ito, Masahiro Tajika, Yasushi Yatabe, Hirofumi Yasui, Kei Muro
Background: It remains unclear whether human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status is an outcome-associated biomarker independent of known prognostic factors for metastatic gastric cancer. Moreover, there are few reports about nomograms in inoperable locally advanced or metastatic gastric cancer (AGC), although several studies have been reported regarding other cancer types. This retrospective study aimed to develop nomograms that combine HER2 status and other prognostic factors to predict the survival outcomes of AGC patients starting first-line treatment...
February 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Yi-Hung Kuo, Chung-Sheng Shi, Cheng Yi Huang, Yun-Ching Huang, Chih-Chien Chin
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether unintentional body weight loss (BWL) provides additional clinical information in terms of tumor progression and prognosis in non-metastatic colon cancer. In the present study, a total of 2,406 consecutive colon cancer patients without metastasis were retrospectively enrolled. Unintentional BWL was defined as loss of >5% of body weight within the last 6-12 months, or defined subjectively upon fulfillment of at least two of the following: Evidence of change in clothing size and corroboration of the reported weight loss by family or friend...
April 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Bao-Dong Qin, Xiao-Dong Jiao, Ling-Yan Yuan, Ke Liu, Yuan-Sheng Zang
Introduction: Adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) of the bile duct is a rare diagnosis with poorly understood clinicopathological characteristics and disease progression, so identification of the features associated with ASC patient survival is warranted. Materials and methods: A population cohort study was performed using prospectively extracted data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database for patients with histological diagnoses of ASC of the bile duct from 1973 to 2013...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
Wenjing Yang, Yan Qu, Bingxu Tan, Yibin Jia, Nana Wang, Peng Hu, Jianbo Wang
Purpose: IκB kinase epsilon (IKBKE; IKKε), a member of the nuclear factor-κB kinase inhibitor family, is upregulated in several human cancers, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common and most aggressively malignant cancers with dismal prognosis. However, the state of IKBKE expression in ESCC is still unknown and its potential value remains unexplored. Patients and methods: IKBKE protein expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry in 118 paraffin specimens of ESCC treated by curative surgery...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Weiwei Yan, Zhenyu Zhu, Fei Pan, Ang Huang, Guang-Hai Dai
Background: To explore new biomarkers for indicating the recurrence and prognosis in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients after tumor resection, we investigated the expression and prognostic value of c-kit(CD117) in HBV-related HCC. Materials and methods: Immunohistochemistry was used to estimate the expression of c-kit(CD117) and CD34 in the liver cancer tissues. The correlations between the expression of these biomarkers and the clinicopathologic characteristics were analyzed...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Hai-Yan Sun, Qiu Tang, Jian-Hong Chen, Xiao-Juan Lv, Ye-Qiang Tu, Ding-Ding Yan
Purpose: To determine if postoperative cisplatin concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) improves the outcome in stage IA/IIB cervical cancer patients with intermediate risk factors, when compared with radiation therapy (RT) alone, and identify the potential eligible populations for this treatment. Patients and methods: We reviewed medical records of 1,240 patients with stage IA/IIB cervical cancer who underwent radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy in our hospital between January 2008 and December 2011...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
U S Vishal Rao, Shrinidhi Koya, Sowjanya Gandla, Sataksi Chatterjee, Ashutosh A Patil, Ravi C Nayar, Kumar Kallur
The incidence of small differentiated thyroid carcinomas is increasing worldwide in the recent years, especially tumours of size less than 2 cm in diameter. In this study, we have analysed the patterns of behaviour of small-sized thyroid carcinomas (<2 cm, T1 tumours) in comparison with large-sized thyroid carcinomas. This is a retrospectively analysed data of patients with thyroid carcinoma. The following parameters were analysed: distribution with regard to age, sex and the presence of metastasis based on radioiodine scan...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Chitresh Kumar, Anjali Mishra, Niraj Kumari, Narendra Krishnani, Gyan Chand, Gaurav Agarwal, Amit Agarwal, Saroj Kanta Mishra
The importance of capsular invasion in follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) has not been extensively studied. The aim of the present study was to correlate the clinical features and outcome of FTC with histology features particularly emphasizing on the importance of the number of foci of capsular invasion. This was a retrospective study. Histology of 123 FTC patients was reviewed. Patients were divided in three groups based on the number of foci of vascular and capsular invasion noted in primary tumor: group 1-capsular invasion at <6 and vascular invasion at <4 foci, group 2-either capsular invasion ≥6 or vascular invasion at ≥4 foci, and group 3-capsular invasion ≥6 and vascular invasion at ≥4 foci...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Naoki Shinno, Hirokazu Kimura, Ryota Sada, Shuji Takiguchi, Masaki Mori, Katsumi Fumoto, Yuichiro Doki, Akira Kikuchi
Aberrant expression of the secretory protein Dickkopf1 (DKK1) is associated with poor prognosis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), but the underlying mechanism of how DKK1 is involved in aggressiveness of ESCC is not clear. In this study, we show that cytoskeleton-associated protein 4 (CKAP4) functions as a DKK1 receptor in ESCC cells. Immunohistochemical analyses of ESCC revealed that both DKK1 and CKAP4 are minimally expressed in associated normal esophageal squamous mucosa of non-tumor regions, but strongly expressed in tumor lesions...
March 22, 2018: Oncogene
Fei Chen, Yong Peng, Mao Chen
Cardiac involvement in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) attracts more attention than it ever did because of its morbidity and impact on worse prognosis, although the accurate information needs further epidemiological studies. Early identification and intervention for the diseased heart may help improve the clinical outcomes of IIMs with cardiac involvement. Cardiac troponin assays, allowing for sensitive detection of minor myocardium injury, may provide a new way for early detection for heart involvement in IIMs...
March 20, 2018: International Heart Journal
Carolina Schinke, Pingping Qu, Syed J Mehdi, Antje Hoering, Joshua Epstein, Sarah Johnson, Frits van Rhee, Maurizio Zangari, Sharmilan Thanendrarajan, Bart Barlogie, Faith E Davies, Shmuel Yaccoby, Gareth Morgan
PURPOSE: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an essential component of the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment and have shown to support cancer evolution in multiple myeloma (MM). Despite the increasing evidence that MM MSCs differ from their healthy counterparts, little knowledge exists as to whether MSCs independently influence disease outcome. The aim of the present study was to determine the importance of MSCs in disease progression and outcome in MM. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: To determine the impact of MSCs on MM outcome in an in vivo system, we first identified genes from cultured MSCs that were specific to MSC expression and were not or minimally expressed in PCs or other cells present in BM aspirates...
March 21, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Shunan Qi, May Y Huang, Yong Yang, Heiko Schöder, Sewit Teckie, Ariela Noy, Karen Chau, Joachim Yahalom
The role of [18 F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron-emission tomography (PET) in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) of marginal zone lymphoma remains poorly defined. We correlated initial PET with pathology, clinical factors, and outcome. From January 2001 to July 2012, 173 MALT lymphoma patients with a biopsied lesion identified on PET within 90 days of tissue biopsy were analyzed. PET positivity and intensity of FDG uptake were correlated with clinical factors and patient outcome. Among 173 accrued cases, biopsied site was PET avid in 123 patients (71%); median standardized uptake value (SUV) was 6...
March 27, 2018: Blood Advances
Xiaobo Bo, Jie Wang, Tao Suo, Xiaoling Ni, Han Liu, Sheng Shen, Min Li, Yueqi Wang, Houbao Liu, Jiejie Xu
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have reported TIMs play an important role in tumors progression or regression, but the effect of TIMs in biliary tract cancer remains unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate the prognostic value of tumor infiltrating mast cells (TIMs) and its influence on gemcitabine-based adjuvant chemotherapy (ACT) benefits in biliary tract cancer patients after surgery. METHODS: TIMs were evaluated by immunohistochemical staining of tryptase in 250 patients with resected gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) or extrahepatic bile duct carcinoma (EBDC) from Zhongshan Hospital...
March 21, 2018: BMC Cancer
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