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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727635/salvage-endoscopic-argon-plasma-coagulation-after-chemoradiotherapy-for-inoperable-esophageal-cancer
#1
Takeshi Matsutani, Tsutomu Nomura, Nobutoshi Hagiwara, Akihisa Matsuda, Eiji Uchida
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of salvage endoscopic argon plasma coagulation (APC) therapy for local failure occurring after definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with inoperable esophageal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 47 patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma received CRT from January 2009 through November 2011 in our hospital. Thirty-five of these patients were excluded because of long-term disease-free status or because they received salvage surgery, systemic chemotherapy, or best supportive care...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725433/macrophage-type-2-differentiation-in-a-patient-with-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-metastatic-prostate-adenocarcinoma-to-the-cervical-lymph-nodes
#2
Michael C Topf, Madalina Tuluc, Larry A Harshyne, Adam Luginbuhl
BACKGROUND: The tumor microenvironment often polarizes infiltrating macrophages towards a type 2, or M2 phenotype, that is characterized by expression of various cysteine-rich, scavenger receptors, including CD163. The primary function of M2 macrophages is to facilitate wound healing. As such, they are capable of providing metabolic support to a growing tumor, neovascularization, as well as protection from cytotoxic T cells. The tumor microenvironment contains a milieu of secreted factors and vesicles, which in certain circumstances can gain access to lymphatic vessels that drain to local lymph nodes...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719994/giant-cell-tumor-of-the-metacarpal-case-report
#3
Laura W Lewallen, Eric R Wagner, Steven L Moran
BACKGROUND: Giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone is a benign, though locally aggressive tumor, classically described as an eccentric lytic lesion, often with cortical expansion and destruction. It typically involves the metaphysis or epiphysis of long bones in skeletally mature patients, with a slight female predominance. The incidence in the small bones of the hand has been reported to be 2% to 5%. METHODS: Treatment options have evolved in recent years, and currently include intralesional curettage with or without adjuvant therapy, wide resection, and occasionally amputation...
March 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717403/the-potential-role-of-adult-stem-cells-in-the-management-of-the-rheumatic-diseases
#4
REVIEW
Tiziana Franceschetti, Cosimo De Bari
Adult stem cells are considered as appealing therapeutic candidates for inflammatory and degenerative musculoskeletal diseases. A large body of preclinical research has contributed to describing their immune-modulating properties and regenerative potential. Additionally, increasing evidence suggests that stem cell differentiation and function are disrupted in the pathogenesis of rheumatic diseases. Clinical studies have been limited, for the most part, to the application of adult stem cell-based treatments on small numbers of patients or as a 'salvage' therapy in life-threatening disease cases...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717085/high-dose-chemotherapy-with-stem-cell-rescue-provided-durable-remission-for-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-type-post-transplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-after-unrelated-cord-blood-transplantation-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Hidehiro Itonaga, Takeharu Kato, Machiko Fujioka, Masataka Taguchi, Hiroaki Taniguchi, Yoshitaka Imaizumi, Shinichiro Yoshida, Hiroaki Miyoshi, Yukiyoshi Moriuchi, Koichi Ohshima, Yasushi Miyazaki
An adult woman developed polymorphic post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) 58 months after unrelated cord blood transplantation. She was treated successfully with chemotherapy and radiation therapy but presented with lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly 74 months after transplantation. A lymph node biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of nodular sclerosis type Hodgkin lymphoma (classical Hodgkin lymphoma [CHL]-type PTLD). After salvage therapy and hematopoietic stem cell harvesting, she was subsequently treated with consolidative high-dose chemotherapy with melphalan followed by stem cell rescue, which resulted in durable remission...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716144/macrophage-type-2-differentiation-in-a-patient-with-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-metastatic-prostate-adenocarcinoma-to-the-cervical-lymph-nodes
#6
Michael C Topf, Madalina Tuluc, Larry A Harshyne, Adam Luginbuhl
BACKGROUND: The tumor microenvironment often polarizes infiltrating macrophages towards a type 2, or M2 phenotype, that is characterized by expression of various cysteine-rich, scavenger receptors, including CD163. The primary function of M2 macrophages is to facilitate wound healing. As such, they are capable of providing metabolic support to a growing tumor, neovascularization, as well as protection from cytotoxic T cells. The tumor microenvironment contains a milieu of secreted factors and vesicles, which in certain circumstances can gain access to lymphatic vessels that drain to local lymph nodes...
July 18, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714328/neuronal-expression-of-the-mitochondrial-protein-prohibitin-confers-profound-neuroprotection-in-a-mouse-model-of-focal-cerebral-ischemia
#7
Anja Kahl, Corey J Anderson, Liping Qian, Henning Voss, Giovanni Manfredi, Costantino Iadecola, Ping Zhou
The mitochondrial protein prohibitin (PHB) has emerged as an important modulator of neuronal survival in different injury modalities . We previously showed that viral gene transfer of PHB protects CA1 neurons from delayed neurodegeneration following transient forebrain ischemia through mitochondrial mechanisms. However, since PHB is present in all cell types, it is not known if its selective expression in neurons is protective, and if the protection occurs also in acute focal ischemic brain injury, the most common stroke type in humans...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712323/management-of-cutaneous-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#8
William M Mendenhall, Christopher G Morris, Jessica M Kirwan, Robert J Amdur, Christiana Shaw, Peter T Dziegielewski
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes of patients with previously untreated cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) managed with curative intent. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between December 1984 and August 2015, 59 patients with previously untreated cutaneous MCC were managed with curative intent with surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy (54 patients) or radiotherapy alone (5 patients) at the University of Florida. Primary sites included head and neck (45 patients), extremities (11 patients) and trunk (3 patients)...
July 15, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710745/the-pan-bcl2-inhibitor-at101-activates-the-intrinsic-apoptotic-pathway-and-causes-dna-damage-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-stem-like-cells
#9
Leisi Zhang, Yong Zhou, Kai Chen, Pengcheng Shi, Yin Li, Manman Deng, Zhiwu Jiang, Xiangmeng Wang, Peng Li, Bing Xu
BACKGROUND: Leukemia stem cells (LSCs) are considered to be the cause of treatment failure and relapse in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Overexpression of the Bcl-2 family of anti-apoptotic proteins such as Bcl-2, Bcl-xl, and Mcl-1 accounts for survival and self-renewal of LSCs. AT101 binds to the BH3 motif of all Bcl-2 family anti-apoptotic proteins and demonstrates anti-tumor activity in multiple types of tumor. Thus, we hypothesized that this agent might have the potential to deplete LSCs...
July 14, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708893/arginase-activity-in-pathogenic-and-non-pathogenic-species-of-leishmania-parasites
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Alireza Badirzadeh, Tahereh Taheri, Yasaman Taslimi, Zahra Abdossamadi, Maryam Heidari-Kharaji, Elham Gholami, Baharehsadat Sedaghat, Maryam Niyyati, Sima Rafati
Proliferation of Leishmania (L.) parasites depends on polyamine availability, which can be generated by the L-arginine catabolism and the enzymatic activity of arginase (ARG) of the parasites and of the mammalian hosts. In the present study, we characterized and compared the arginase (arg) genes from pathogenic L. major and L. tropica and from non-pathogenic L. tarentolae. We quantified the level of the ARG activity in promastigotes and macrophages infected with pathogenic L. major and L. tropica and non-pathogenic L...
July 14, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708087/resveratrol-induced-amp-activated-protein-kinase-activation-is-cell-type-dependent-lessons-from-basic-research-for-clinical-application
#11
Fan Lan, Karen A Weikel, Jose M Cacicedo, Yasuo Ido
Despite the promising effects of resveratrol, its efficacy in the clinic remains controversial. We were the first group to report that the SIRT1 activator resveratrol activates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) (Diabetes 2005; 54: A383), and we think that the variability of this cascade may be responsible for the inconsistency of resveratrol's effects. Our current studies suggest that the effect of SIRT1 activators such as resveratrol may not be solely through activation of SIRT1, but also through an integrated effect of SIRT1-liver kinase B1 (LKB1)-AMPK...
July 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701859/advances-in-the-pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-relapsed-refractory-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-with-an-emphasis-on-targeted-therapies-and-transplantation-strategies
#12
Theodoros Karantanos, Ioannis Politikos, Vassiliki A Boussiotis
Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) is highly curable with first-line therapy. However, a minority of patients present with refractory disease or experience relapse after completion of frontline treatment. These patients are treated with salvage chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT), which remains the standard of care with curative potential for refractory or relapsed HL. Nevertheless, a significant percentage of such patients will progress after ASCT, and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation remains the only curative approach in that setting...
2017: Blood and Lymphatic Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701367/a-fdg-pet-driven-consolidation-strategy-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-final-results-of-a-randomized-phase-ii-study
#13
Rene-Olivier Casasnovas, Loic Ysebaert, Catherine Thieblemont, Emmanuel Bachy, Pierre Feugier, Alain Delmer, Sabine Tricot, Jean Gabarre, Marc Andre, Christophe Fruchart, Nicolas Mounier, Richard Delarue, Michel Meignan, Alina Berriolo-Riedinger, Stephane Bardet, Jean-Francois Emile, Jean-Philippe Jais, Corinne Haioun, Herve Tilly, Franck Morschhauser
Dose-dense induction and upfront consolidation with autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) remain controversial issues when treating high-risk diffuse large B cell lymphoma patients. GELA designed a randomized phase II trial evaluating the efficacy of either R-ACVBP or R-CHOP14 induction and a PET-driven ASCT or standard immunochemotherapy (SIC) consolidation in aaIPI2-3 patients. PET was done at baseline, after 2 (PET2) and 4 induction cycles (PET4) and centrally assessed using international harmonization project (IHP) criteria...
July 12, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697789/improvement-in-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-and-oxidative-stress-in-patients-with-limb-salvage-after-autologous-mononuclear-stem-cell-application-for-critical-limb-ischemia
#14
Juraj Madaric, Martina Valachovicova, Ludovit Paulis, Jana Pribojova, Renata Mateova, Katarina Sebekova, Luba Postulkova, Terezia Madaricova, Maria Bucova, Martin Mistrik, Ivan Vulev
BACKGROUND: Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase, acts as an inhibitor of angiogenesis and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. Administration of stem cells may affect endogenous mechanisms that regulate ADMA production and metabolism. The aim of the present study was to analyze ADMA concentration and changes in oxidative stress in patients with advanced critical limb ischemia (CLI) after bone marrow-derived mononuclear cell (BM-MNC) therapy...
July 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696061/outcomes-and-healthcare-utilization-in-children-and-young-adults-with-aplastic-anemia-a-multiinstitutional-analysis
#15
Ashish Gupta, Pingfu Fu, Hasan Hashem, Anant Vatsayan, Steven Shein, Jignesh Dalal
BACKGROUND: Aplastic anemia is a bone marrow failure syndrome with high mortality affecting children and young adults. Although current treatment guidelines recommend hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) for patients with matched sibling donors, outcomes with alternate donor options have been improving. PROCEDURE: We analyzed a validated multiinstitutional pediatric cohort using one of the largest pediatric and young adult database, the Pediatric Health Information System, for patients diagnosed with aplastic anemia (AA) from 2006 to 2015...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690649/overexpression-of-uridine-cytidine-kinase-2-correlates-with-breast-cancer-progression-and-poor-prognosis
#16
Guosong Shen, Pingya He, Yingying Mao, Peipei Li, Frank Luh, Guohui Ding, Xiyong Liu, Yun Yen
PURPOSE: Uridine-cytidine kinase (UCK) 2 is a rate-limiting enzyme involved in the salvage pathway of pyrimidine-nucleotide biosynthesis. Recent studies have shown that UCK2 is overexpressed in many types of cancer and may play a crucial role in activating antitumor prodrugs in human cancer cells. In the current study, we evaluated the potential prognostic value of UCK2 in breast cancer. METHODS: We searched public databases to explore associations between UCK2 gene expression and clinical parameters in patients with breast cancer...
June 2017: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687420/hepatic-adverse-event-profile-of-inotuzumab-ozogamicin-in-adult-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-results-from-the-open-label-randomised-phase-3-ino-vate-study
#17
Hagop M Kantarjian, Daniel J DeAngelo, Anjali S Advani, Matthias Stelljes, Partow Kebriaei, Ryan D Cassaday, Akil A Merchant, Naohito Fujishima, Toshiki Uchida, Maria Calbacho, Anna A Ejduk, Susan M O'Brien, Elias J Jabbour, Hui Zhang, Barbara J Sleight, Erik R Vandendries, David I Marks
BACKGROUND: The INO-VATE study demonstrated efficacy and safety of inotuzumab ozogamicin versus standard care in adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Here, we report the frequency of, and potential risk factors for, hepatotoxicity in patients in this trial and after treatment and subsequent haemopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT). METHODS: In this open-label, phase 3, multicentre, international study, adults with relapsed or refractory, CD22-positive, Philadelphia chromosome (Ph)-positive or Ph-negative B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia who were due to receive first or second salvage treatment were randomly assigned (1:1) via an interactive voice response system to receive inotuzumab ozogamicin (starting dose 1·8 mg/m(2) per cycle [0·8 mg/m(2) on day 1; 0·5 mg/m(2) on days 8 and 15 of a 21-28 day cycle for ≤6 cycles]) or standard care (either fludarabine plus cytarabine plus granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, mitoxantrone plus cytarabine, or high-dose cytarabine)...
July 4, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687396/the-impact-of-histology-on-recurrence-patterns-in-esophageal-cancer-treated-with-definitive-chemoradiotherapy
#18
Mian Xi, Cai Xu, Zhongxing Liao, Wayne L Hofstetter, Mariela Blum Murphy, Dipen M Maru, Manoop S Bhutani, Jeffrey H Lee, Brian Weston, Ritsuko Komaki, Steven H Lin
BACKGROUND: To assess the impact of histology on recurrence patterns and survival outcomes in patients with esophageal cancer (EC) treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT). METHODS: We analyzed 590 consecutive EC patients who received definitive CRT from 1998 to 2014, including 182 patients (30.8%) with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and 408 (69.2%) with adenocarcinoma. Recurrence pattern and timing, survival, and potential prognostic factors were compared...
July 4, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682624/characterisation-of-the-escherichia-coli-concentrative-nucleoside-transporter-nupc-using-computational-biochemical-and-biophysical-methods
#19
Lijie Sun, Hao Xie, Jean C Ingram, Ryan J Hope, Stephen A Baldwin, Simon G Patching
The concentrative nucleoside transporter (CNT) family of proteins mediate uptake of nucleosides into cells driven by a cation gradient, which then enter salvage pathways for nucleic acid synthesis. In humans they also transport hydrophilic anti-cancer and anti-viral nucleoside analogue drugs into cells and tissues where they exert their pharmacological effects. Escherichia coli CNT NupC (400 residues) is pyrimidine-specific and driven by a proton gradient. We have used computational, biochemical and biophysical methods to characterise evolutionary relationships, conservation of residues, structural domains, transmembrane helices and residues involved in nucleoside binding and/or transport activity in NupC compared with sodium-driven Vibrio cholerae CNT (vcCNT) and human CNTs (hCNT1-3)...
July 6, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675975/effect-of-intraoperative-autologous-transfusion-techniques-on-perioperative-hemoglobin-level-in-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#20
M Shahnaz Hasan, Ng Ching Choe, Chris Yin Wei Chan, Chee Kidd Chiu, Mun Keong Kwan
BACKGROUND: Massive blood loss during posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis remains a significant risk for patients. There is no consensus on the benefit of acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) or intraoperative cell salvage (ICS) in scoliosis surgery. METHODS: Patients were randomized to one of two groups. Group A received ANH and ICS during operation, while group B received only ICS. Patients' age, sex, height, weight, body blood volume, number of fusion level, Cobb angle, number of screws, duration of surgery, and skin incision length were recorded...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
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