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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214651/a-review-on-the-evolution-of-pd-1-pd-l1-immunotherapy-for-bladder-cancer-the-future-is-now
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REVIEW
Joaquin Bellmunt, Thomas Powles, Nicholas J Vogelzang
The treatment of bladder cancer has evolved over time to encompass not only the traditional modalities of chemotherapy and surgery, but has been particularly impacted by the use of immunotherapy. The first immunotherapy was the live, attenuated bacterial Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine, which has been the standard of care non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer since 1990. Modern immunotherapy has focused on inhibitors of checkpoint proteins, which are molecules that impede immune function, thereby allowing tumor cells to grow and proliferate unregulated...
February 2, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138234/respiratory-muscle-activity-and-patient-ventilator-asynchrony-during-different-settings-of-noninvasive-ventilation-in-stable-hypercapnic-copd-does-high-inspiratory-pressure-lead-to-respiratory-muscle-unloading
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Marieke L Duiverman, Anouk S Huberts, Leo A van Eykern, Gerrie Bladder, Peter J Wijkstra
INTRODUCTION: High-intensity noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has been shown to improve outcomes in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. However, there is insufficient knowledge about whether with this more controlled ventilatory mode optimal respiratory muscle unloading is provided without an increase in patient-ventilator asynchrony (PVA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients on home mechanical ventilation were included...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134806/systemic-immunotherapy-for-urothelial-cancer-current-trends-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Shilpa Gupta, David Gill, Austin Poole, Neeraj Agarwal
Urothelial cancer of the bladder, renal pelvis, ureter, and other urinary organs is the fifth most common cancer in the United States, and systemic platinum-based chemotherapy remains the standard of care for first-line treatment of advanced/metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC). Until recently, there were very limited options for patients who are refractory to chemotherapy, or do not tolerate chemotherapy due to toxicities and overall outcomes have remained very poor. While the role of immunotherapy was first established in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer in the 1970s, no systemic immunotherapy was approved for advanced disease until the recent approval of a programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) inhibitor, atezolizumab, in patients with advanced/metastatic UC who have progressed on platinum-containing regimens...
January 27, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113102/key-clinical-milestones-15-years-and-onwards-after-dbs-stn-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis-of-patients-that-underwent-surgery-between-1993-and-2001
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Radu Constantinescu, Barbro Eriksson, Yvonne Jansson, Bo Johnels, Björn Holmberg, Thordis Gudmundsdottir, Annika Renck, Peter Berglund, Filip Bergquist
OBJECTIVE: Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) is an effective treatment for motor fluctuations in Parkinson's disease (PD), but does not halt disease progression. The long-term deterioration of key functions such as cognition, speech, ability to swallow, gait, urinary bladder control, orientation and reality perception is decisive for patients' independency in daily life. In this paper we investigated patients with advanced PD operated at our center with STN-DBS for at least 15 years ago, in respect to key clinical milestones reflecting their overall function in daily living...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048633/tu-ab-202-08-generating-organ-surfaces-to-overcome-random-contouring-errors-and-slice-thickness-variations-on-multimodality-images
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S Oh, E Weiss, G Christensen, G Hugo, J Williamson
PURPOSE: To propose a new method that generates smooth organ surface meshes that overcomes random contouring errors and volume averaging artifacts for hollow organs. METHODS: The proposed contour-to-smooth mesh generation method (CSMG) consists of two parts; 1) reconstructing the inner and outer surfaces of the hollow organ with triangular meshes based on parametric active surface (PAS) and 2) modifying the reconstructed inner surface in order to satisfy minimum wall thickness constraints and matching the patient's known organ wall volume...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011062/factors-associated-with-pain-in-individuals-infected-by-human-t-cell-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-htlv-1
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Dislene N Dos Santos, Kionna O B Santos, Alaí B Paixão, Rosana Cristina P de Andrade, Davi T Costa, Daniel L S-Martin, Katia N Sá, Abrahão F Baptista
INTRODUCTION: Despite the high prevalence of chronic pain in individuals infected with HTLV-1, predictive and protective factors for its development are still unclear. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with chronic pain in individuals with HTLV-1. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in a reference center for treatment of patients infected with HTLV-1 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The study included individuals infected with HTLV-1, over 18 years, and excluded those with difficulty to respond the pain protocol...
December 20, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979598/how-successful-is-the-transition-to-adult-urology-care-in-spina-bifida-a-single-center-7-year-experience
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Konrad M Szymanski, Mark P Cain, Thomas J Hardacker, Rosalia Misseri
INTRODUCTION: Rates of successful transition from adolescent to adult spina bifida (SB) care are unknown. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess rates and predictors of successful transition from a multidisciplinary SB clinic to a transitional urology clinic (TUC), or a pediatric or adult urologist. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed patients discharged from a multidisciplinary SB clinic (2006-2012), collecting demographic and clinical data...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932001/shale-gas-development-and-cancer-incidence-in-southwest-pennsylvania
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M L Finkel
OBJECTIVE: To what extent does unconventional gas development lead to an increase in cancer incidence in heavily drilled Southwest Pennsylvania? STUDY DESIGN: Ecological study. METHODS: Data for urinary bladder, thyroid and leukaemia were abstracted from the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry (PCR). Cancer incidence among counties with high, moderate and minimal number of producing wells is compared before drilling activity and thereafter. Observed vs expected cases, standardized incidence ratio and 95% confidence intervals are presented...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921319/critical-evaluation-of-the-overactive-bladder-and-urgency-urinary-incontinence-association-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-a-relatively-young-adult-male-population
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Murat Tuncer, Ozgur Yazici, Alper Kafkasli, Kubilay Sabuncu, Banu Salepci, Fehmi Narter, Gulten A Gungor, Ugur Yucetas
AIMS: To evaluate the prevalence of Overactive Bladder (OAB) and Urgency Urinary Incontinence (UUI) in males with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) using the OSAS grading system. METHODS: A total of 194 patients who underwent Polysomnography (PSG) were included in our prospective cross sectional study. Patients were divided into four groups according to Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI). Group 1, 35 patients with normal AHI (<5) as a control group; Group 2, 47 patients with mild OSAS (AHI ≥5 and <15); Group 3, 51 patients with moderate OSAS (AHI ≥15 and <30); Group 4, 61 patients with severe OSAS (AHI ≥30)...
December 6, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914585/bladder-augmentation-in-anuric-defunctioned-microbladders-and-a-novel-antireflux-mechanism-for-mitrofanoff-anastomosis-to-the-ileal-patch
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Joana Lopes, Andy Robb, Liam McCarthy
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Reconstruction of microbladders is a difficult surgical challenge: How can a neobladder be recreated when >90% of the new bladder is augmented patch, and how can a Mitrofanoff conduit be anastomosed when the native bladder is so tiny? This series describes microbladders secondary to anuria and/or diversion that required augmentation. This was done using a de-tubularized ileal segment, and because of the small size of the native bladder, Mitrofanoff anastomosis was performed to the bowel patch (using a novel "Keel Procedure")...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871929/past-present-and-future-of-chemodenervation-with-botulinum-toxin-in-the-treatment-of-oab
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Pradeep Tyagi, Mahendra Kashyap, Naoki Yoshimura, Michael Chancellor, Christopher J Chermansky
PURPOSE: We systematically reviewed both pre-clinical and clinical studies on bladder chemodenervation with onabotulinumtoxin A to highlight current limitations and future drug delivery approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified peer-reviewed basic and clinical research studies of onabotulinumtoxin A (onaBoNT-A) in the treatment of neurogenic bladder and refractory idiopathic overactive bladder (OAB) published between March 2000 and March 2016. Paired investigators independently screened 125 English language articles to identify controlled studies on onaBoNT-A administration in MEDLINE® database and abstracts presented at annual American Urological Association meetings...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868230/no-immediate-effect-on-urodynamic-parameters-during-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-tens-in-children-with-overactive-bladder-and-daytime-incontinence-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Luise Borch, Soeren Rittig, Konstantinos Kamperis, Birgitte Mahler, Jens Christian Djurhuus, Soeren Hagstroem
AIM: To evaluate the immediate effect on natural fill urodynamic parameters and bladder function during transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in children with overactive bladder (OAB) and daytime urinary incontinence (DUI). METHODS: In this double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 24 children with severe OAB and DUI (mean age 8.5 ± 1.2 years) underwent 48-h natural fill urodynamics. After 24 h of baseline investigation, the children were randomized to either active continuous TENS (n = 12) or placebo TENS (n = 12) over the sacral S2-S3 outflow...
November 21, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865751/feasibility-of-long-term-tibial-nerve-stimulation-using-a-multi-contact-and-wirelessly-powered-neurostimulation-system-implanted-in-rats
#13
Zainab Moazzam, Jason Paquette, Austin R Duke, Navid Khodaparast, Paul B Yoo
OBJECTIVE: Implant-driven tibial nerve stimulation therapy is an effective technique for treating overactive bladder. However, the monopolar lead design in the currently available implantable devices pose long-term therapeutic challenges in terms of efficiently and selectively delivering electrical pulses to the target. Hence, the purpose of this study was to (1) characterize the tibial nerve (TN) activation properties using a multi-contact implantable system and (2) evaluate the long-term stability of using such a neural interface in a preclinical model...
November 16, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846884/future-perspectives-in-melanoma-research-meeting-report-from-the-melanoma-bridge-napoli-december-1st-4th-2015
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Paolo A Ascierto, Sanjiv Agarwala, Gerardo Botti, Alessandra Cesano, Gennaro Ciliberto, Michael A Davies, Sandra Demaria, Reinhard Dummer, Alexander M Eggermont, Soldano Ferrone, Yang Xin Fu, Thomas F Gajewski, Claus Garbe, Veronica Huber, Samir Khleif, Michael Krauthammer, Roger S Lo, Giuseppe Masucci, Giuseppe Palmieri, Michael Postow, Igor Puzanov, Ann Silk, Stefani Spranger, David F Stroncek, Ahmad Tarhini, Janis M Taube, Alessandro Testori, Ena Wang, Jennifer A Wargo, Cassian Yee, Hassane Zarour, Laurence Zitvogel, Bernard A Fox, Nicola Mozzillo, Francesco M Marincola, Magdalena Thurin
The sixth "Melanoma Bridge Meeting" took place in Naples, Italy, December 1st-4th, 2015. The four sessions at this meeting were focused on: (1) molecular and immune advances; (2) combination therapies; (3) news in immunotherapy; and 4) tumor microenvironment and biomarkers. Recent advances in tumor biology and immunology has led to the development of new targeted and immunotherapeutic agents that prolong progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of cancer patients. Immunotherapies in particular have emerged as highly successful approaches to treat patients with cancer including melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), renal cell carcinoma (RCC), bladder cancer, and Hodgkin's disease...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813450/exploring-daily-blood-pressure-fluctuations-and-cardiovascular-risk-among-individuals-with-motor-complete-spinal-cord-injury-a-pilot-study
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Derry L Dance, Amit Chopra, Kent Campbell, David S Ditor, Magdy Hassouna, B Catharine Craven
BACKGROUND: Clinically silent autonomic dysfunction with bowel and bladder care, are postulated to contribute to cardiovascular disease after chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). OBJECTIVE: We describe the frequency and severity of dysreflexic episodes, termed transient blood pressure elevations (T-BPE) over 48 hours in adults with cervical or high-thoracic motor-complete SCI. SETTING: Tertiary SCI Rehabilitation Centre in Toronto, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals with chronic SCI, C1-T3 AIS A or B, >1 year post-injury, living in the community (n=19)...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798422/epidural-and-transcutaneous-spinal-electrical-stimulation-for-restoration-of-movement-after-incomplete-and-complete-spinal-cord-injury
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Winfried Mayr, Matthias Krenn, Milan R Dimitrijevic
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Purpose of this review is to outline and explain the therapeutic use of electrical spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for modification of spinal motor output. Central functional stimulation provides afferent input to posterior root neurons and is applied to improve volitional movements, posture and their endurance, control spasticity, and improve bladder function or perfusion in the lower limbs. Clinical accomplishments strongly depend on each individual's physiological state and specific methodical adaptation to that physiological state...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764811/altered-recql5-expression-in-urothelial-bladder-carcinoma-increases-cellular-proliferation-and-makes-recql5-helicase-activity-a-novel-target-for-chemotherapy
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Karl Patterson, Lovleen Arya, Sarah Bottomley, Susan Morgan, Angela Cox, James Catto, Helen E Bryant
RECQ helicases are a family of enzymes with both over lapping and unique functions. Functional autosomal recessive loss of three members of the family BLM, WRN and RECQL4, results in hereditary human syndromes characterized by cancer predisposition and premature aging, but despite the finding that RECQL5 deficient mice are cancer prone, no such link has been made to human RECQL5. Here we demonstrate that human urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCC) has increased expression of RECQL5 compared to normal bladder tissue and that increasing RECQL5 expression can drive proliferation of normal bladder cells and is associated with poor prognosis...
October 15, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701762/impact-of-intravesical-onabotulinumtoxina-on-sexual-function-in-women-with-oab
#18
Pawel Miotla, Rufus Cartwright, Katarzyna Skorupska, Michal Bogusiewicz, Ewa Markut-Miotla, Konrad Futyma, Tomasz Rechberger
AIMS: Urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), and the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) have a negative impact on female sexual function. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of intravesical onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) injection on sexual function in women with OAB, using the multi domain Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire. METHODS: Sixty-eight sexually active women with idiopathic OAB with at least one episode of UUI and ≥8 micturitions per 24 h were recruited...
October 4, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676713/evaluation-of-the-benefits-of-treatment-with-tens-for-neurological-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunctions
#19
Catherine Montaut, Xavier Gamé, Xavier de Boissezon, Philippe Marque, Evelyne Castel-Lacanal
OBJECTIVE: Lower urinary tract dysfunctions (LUTD) are very common in neurological diseases. TENS is a therapeutic alternative in the treatment of urinary and pelvic perineal symptoms, whose effectiveness has been proven in multiple sclerosis. Evaluate the benefits of treatment with TENS (U3 program) in clinical practice for neurological lower urinary tract dysfunctions (LUTD), incompletely controlled by the usual pharmacological treatment, on urinary symptoms and quality of life. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a cohort, and prospective study, between June 2014 and September 2015 in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service in CHU Toulouse, Rangueil...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660145/biodistribution-and-radiation-dosimetry-of-c-11-nicotine-from-whole-body-pet-imaging-in-humans
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Pradeep K Garg, Stephen J Lokitz, Rachid Nazih, Sudha Garg
: The main focus of this study was to assess the in vivo distribution and radiation absorbed dose of (11)C-nicotine derived from the whole body Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in humans. METHODS: After an initial Computed tomography (CT) attenuation scan, (11)C-nicotine was administered via an intravenous injection, and dynamic whole body PET scans were acquired in a 3-D mode on 11 normal healthy (5 male, 6 female) subjects. The first scan was acquired in a dynamic acquisition mode for 90 s with the brain in the field of view, followed by a series of whole body PET scans acquired over a 90 min time period...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
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