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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719914/the-significance-of-antibodies-against-domain-i-of-beta-2-glycoprotein-i-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#1
Hilde Kelchtermans, Walid Chayouâ, Bas de Laat
The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is characterized by vascular thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity with the persistent presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs). Progress is being made in understanding the pathogenesis of the syndrome, but difficulties persist in the identification of patients at risk for thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity. Beta-2 glycoprotein I (β2GPI), a plasma protein consisting of five sushi domains, is thought to be the main antigenic target of aPLs. Antibodies recognizing domain I of β2GPI are predominantly present in patients with an elevated risk of thrombosis, whereas antidomain IV/V antibodies are found in nonthrombotic autoimmune diseases...
July 18, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719907/tumor-heterogeneity-in-lymphomas-a-different-breed
#2
Christian M Schürch, Birgit Federmann, Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez, Falko Fend
The facts that cancer represents tissues consisting of heterogeneous neoplastic, as well as reactive, cell populations and that cancers of the same histotype may show profound differences in clinical behavior have long been recognized. With the advent of new technologies and the demands of precision medicine, the investigation of tumor heterogeneity has gained much interest. An understanding of intertumoral heterogeneity in patients with the same disease entity is necessary to optimally guide personalized treatment...
July 19, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719857/in-situ-adjuvant-therapy-using-a-responsive-doxorubicin-loaded-fibrous-scaffold-after-tumor-resection
#3
Ziming Yuan, Wei Wu, Zhongwei Zhang, Zhiyong Sun, Ruoyu Cheng, Guoqin Pan, Xuemin Wang, Wenguo Cui
As tumor microenvironment becoming more and more important in tumor study, the acid pH around or in solid tumors drew lots of attentions. And the progress of drug delivery systems made the responsive-release possible. This time, we fabricated a new-type composite electrospun poly (L-lactide) (PLLA) fibrous scaffolds, that blent with the mesoporous silica particles (MSNs). Further more, we used sodium bicarbonate (SB) as acid sensitive agent which was wrapped inside the MSNs. And doxorubicin (DOX) was also wrapped into MSNs in order to achieve a sustained release to inhibit tumors in mice, which mimicked the remnant breast cancer with surgery...
July 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719836/long-term-management-of-patients-with-hormone-receptor-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer-concepts-for-sequential-and-combination-endocrine-based-therapies
#4
REVIEW
Adam M Brufsky
Treatment options for hormone receptor-positive (HR-positive) metastatic breast cancer (MBC) continue to increase in parallel with expanding knowledge about the complex biology of breast cancer subtypes and resistance mechanisms to endocrine therapy. For patients with HR-positive MBC, there are now an unprecedented number of endocrine-based treatment options that can improve long-term outcomes, while preserving or optimizing quality of life, and that can be used before selecting more cytotoxic chemotherapeutic regimens...
July 6, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719793/twenty-years-of-progress-on-maternal-and-child-health-in-the-philippines-an-equity-lens
#5
Caryn Bredenkamp, Leander R Buisman
This article assesses trends and inequalities in maternal and child health in the Philippines between 1993 and 2013, using 6 national household surveys, and also compares the Philippines' performance to 15 other Asia-Pacific countries. Thirteen indicators of child health outcomes and maternal and child health interventions are examined. Two measures of inequality are used: the absolute difference between the poorest and wealthiest quintile, and the concentration index. Coverage of all indicators has improved, both on average and among the poorest quintile; however, increases are very small for child health interventions (especially immunization coverage)...
July 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719787/in-vivo-performance-of-a-novel-anatomically-shaped-total-meniscal-prosthesis-made-of-polycarbonate-urethane-a-12-month-evaluation-in-goats
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Anne C T Vrancken, Gerjon Hannink, Wojciech Madej, Nico Verdonschot, Tony G van Tienen, Pieter Buma
BACKGROUND: Injury or loss of the meniscus generally leads to degenerative osteoarthritic changes in the knee joint. However, the treatment options for symptomatic patients with total meniscectomy are limited. Therefore, we developed a novel, anatomically shaped, total meniscal implant made of polycarbonate urethane. PURPOSE: To evaluate the in vivo performance of this novel total meniscal implant. The assessment particularly focused on the implant's response to long-term physiological loading in a goat model and its chondroprotective capacity in comparison to clinically relevant controls...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719764/surgical-anatomy-does-not-affect-the-progression-of-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease-in-neonatal-piglets
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Celeste M Lavallee, Pamela R Wizzard, Marihan Lansing, Donna F Vine, Patrick N Nation, Jason Y Yap, Benjamin P Willing, Paul W Wales, Justine M Turner
BACKGROUND: Intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD) causes significant morbidity in neonates with short bowel syndrome (SBS) dependent on parenteral nutrition (PN). Resected ileum, with loss of the ileocecal valve (ICV), is the most common anatomy in SBS, yet its impact on IFALD has not been adequately studied. METHODS: Neonatal piglets were randomized to 75% intestinal resection with jejunocolic anastomosis (JC, n = 12), 75% resection with jejunoileal anastomosis and intact ICV (JI, n = 13), PN-fed sham (sham, n = 14), or sow-fed control (SF, n = 8)...
July 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719723/de-novo-hhv-8-tumors-induced-by-rituximab-in-autoimmune-or-inflammatory-systemic-diseases
#8
Amandine Perier, Léa Savey, Anne-Geneviève Marcelin, Philippe Serve, David Saadoun, Stéphane Barete
OBJECTIVES: HHV-8, also known as Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) associated herpesvirus is involved in KS and other tumors comprising multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) and primary effusion lymphoma (PEL). Rituximab is currently used for treatment of several autoimmune or inflammatory diseases and humoral organ rejection. De novo HHV-8 induced tumors by rituximab used for autoimmune or inflammatory diseases or humoral organ rejection have not been reported. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we report clinical, virological and pathology of five HIV-negative male patients with HHV-8-induced tumors following rituximab therapy...
July 18, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719713/lymph-node-positive-cutaneous-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer-a-poor-prognosis-disease-in-need-of-treatment-intensification
#9
Lora S Wang, Elizabeth A Handorf, John A Ridge, Barbara A Burtness, Miriam N Lango, Ranee Mehra, Jeffrey C Liu, Thomas J Galloway
Locoregionally advanced nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) has an aggressive clinical course characterized by high rates of treatment failure and poor survival compared with localized skin cancers. Our goal was to investigate multimodal therapy for lymph-node-positive NMSC. Data from patients with lymph-node-positive NMSC who underwent surgery and adjuvant therapy at a single tertiary center from 2002 to 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Median follow-up was 1.8 years (range: 0.5 to 8.5). Overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method...
July 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719659/dengue-prediction-by-the-web-tweets-are-a-useful-tool-for-estimating-and-forecasting-dengue-at-country-and-city-level
#10
Cecilia de Almeida Marques-Toledo, Carolin Marlen Degener, Livia Vinhal, Giovanini Coelho, Wagner Meira, Claudia Torres Codeço, Mauro Martins Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Infectious diseases are a leading threat to public health. Accurate and timely monitoring of disease risk and progress can reduce their impact. Mentioning a disease in social networks is correlated with physician visits by patients, and can be used to estimate disease activity. Dengue is the fastest growing mosquito-borne viral disease, with an estimated annual incidence of 390 million infections, of which 96 million manifest clinically. Dengue burden is likely to increase in the future owing to trends toward increased urbanization, scarce water supplies and, possibly, environmental change...
July 18, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719656/phenotypic-characterization-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
#11
Ippokratis Messaritakis, Eleni Politaki, Athanasios Kotsakis, Eleftheria-Kleio Dermitzaki, Filippos Koinis, Eleni Lagoudaki, Anastasios Koutsopoulos, Galatea Kallergi, John Souglakos, Vassilis Georgoulias
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the phenotypic heterogeneity of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) based on the expression of proliferative, apoptotic and Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transmission (EMT) markers during front-line treatment in patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and to evaluate their clinical relevance. METHODS: CTCs from 108 chemotherapy-naïve patients with SCLC were analyzed by double immunofluorescence staining using anti-Ki67, anti-M30, anti-Vimentin along with anti-CKs antibodies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719596/the-influence-of-fcgr2a-and-fcgr3a-polymorphisms-on-the-survival-of-patients-with-recurrent-or-metastatic-squamous-cell-head-and-neck-cancer-treated-with-cetuximab
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T Magnes, T Melchardt, C Hufnagl, L Weiss, C Mittermair, D Neureiter, E Klieser, G Rinnerthaler, S Roesch, A Gaggl, R Greil, A Egle
FCGR2A-H131R and FCGR3A-V157F are single-nucleotide polymorphisms known to influence the outcome of patients treated with rituximab, cetuximab and trastuzumab. We investigated the impact of these polymorphisms on the clinical outcome of 103 patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck treated with a platinum compound, fluorouracil and cetuximab as palliative first-line therapy. The survival of patients with FCGR2A-131H/H and/or FCGR3A-157V/V genotypes was significantly longer compared with patients carrying 131R and 157F alleles (median progression-free survival (PFS): 5...
July 18, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719565/burnout-in-orthopaedic-surgeons-a-challenge-for-leaders-learners-and-colleagues-aoa-critical-issues
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S Elizabeth Ames, James B Cowan, Keith Kenter, Sanford Emery, David Halsey
Burnout, depression, suicidal ideation, and dissatisfaction with work-life balance have been reported in all medical specialties and at all stages of medical education and practice experience. Burnout consists of progressive emotional, attitudinal, and physical exhaustion. Physicians with burnout may treat patients as objects and feel emotionally depleted. Burnout is characterized by a loss of enthusiasm for work (emotional exhaustion), feelings of cynicism (depersonalization), and a low sense of personal accomplishment...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719550/does-an-annular-puncture-influence-the-herniation-path-an-in-vitro-mechanical-and-structural-investigation
#14
Vonne M van Heeswijk, Ashvin Thambyah, Peter A Robertson, Neil D Broom
STUDY DESIGN: A study of mechanically-induced herniation in punctured ovine discs followed by structural analysis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether an annular puncture influences the path that herniation takes by providing direct passage for nucleus through the annulus and therefore whether it increases the risk of acute herniation from overload at the site of damage independent of any longer-term degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: 10 years after treatment with discography both degenerative changes and frequency of herniation have been shown to increase compared to untreated discs...
July 17, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719538/misight-assessment-study-spain-a-comparison-of-vision-related-quality-of-life-measures-between-misight-contact-lenses-and-single-vision-spectacles
#15
Alicia Ruiz Pomeda, Belén Pérez-Sánchez, Maria Del Pilar Cañadas Suárez, Francisco Luis Prieto Garrido, Ramón Gutiérrez-Ortega, César Villa-Collar
OBJECTIVES: Recent research has shown that concentric contact lenses (CLs) can be a way to control the progression of myopia. The purpose of the current study was to compare vision-related quality-of-life measures in children wearing distance single-vision (SV) spectacles versus MiSight CLs, a specific concentric design for myopia control. METHODS: Subjects aged 8 to 12 with myopia from -0.75 to -4.00 diopters (D) of sphere and astigmatism less than 1.00 D of cylinder were allocated to the lenses study group (MiSight) or control group (SV)...
July 14, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719515/anaesthetic-management-of-patients-with-myopathies
#16
Mark Schieren, Jerome Defosse, Andreas Böhmer, Frank Wappler, Mark U Gerbershagen
: The anaesthetic management of patients with myopathies is challenging. Considering the low incidence and heterogeneity of these disorders, most anaesthetists are unfamiliar with key symptoms, associated co-morbidities and implications for anaesthesia. The pre-anaesthetic assessment aims at the detection of potentially undiagnosed myopathic patients and, in case of known or suspected muscular disease, on the quantification of disease progression. Ancillary testing (e.g. echocardiography, ECG, lung function testing etc...
July 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719484/amitraz-a-perpetual-silent-menace-among-children-in-developing-countries-a-case-report
#17
Sowmya Shashidhara, Suneel C Mundkur, Shrikiran A Hebbar, Ashwini Kumar, Vaisakh Sambasivan
Amitraz is an acaricide and insecticide used to treat ticks, which infest domestic animals in developing countries. Because of its widespread use, it is one of the common poisons unintentionally consumed by infants and children when left unsupervised. A 3-year-old boy was brought with unintentional consumption of Amitraz. On examination, he was found to be progressively drowsy, with an irregular pulse, bradycardia, and hypotension. He was treated with atropine, intravenous fluids, and dopamine infusion; hemodynamic stability was achieved within 36 hours after ingestion...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719463/do-nonseminomatous-germ-cell-tumors-of-the-testis-with-lymphovascular-invasion-of-the-spermatic-cord-merit-staging-as-pt3
#18
Jennifer Gordetsky, Joseph Sanfrancesco, Jonathan I Epstein, Karen Trevino, Huiping Xu, Adeboye Osunkoya, Guang Q Xiao, Chia-Sui Kao, Pamela Unger, Neda Hashemi-Sadraei, Constantine Albany, Julie M Jorns, David Y Lu, Andres Matoso, Soroush Rais-Bahrami, Lauren E Schwartz, Thomas M Ulbright, Muhammad T Idrees
The staging of testicular nonseminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCTs) with lymphovascular invasion (LVI) of the spermatic cord in the absence of cord parenchymal involvement remains controversial. Our previous study showed that tumors with spermatic cord LVI present at a higher clinical stage than tumors with LVI confined to the testis (pT2). We compared NSGCTs with LVI of the spermatic cord without direct involvement of the spermatic cord soft tissues to pT3 tumors to help clarify the appropriate staging of this histologic finding...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719446/tophaceous-gout-of-the-lumbar-spine-mimicking-malignancy-on-fdg-pet-ct
#19
Qian Zhao, Aisheng Dong, Yushu Bai, Yang Wang, Changjing Zuo
A 46-year-old man with over a 10-year history of gout complained of progressive bilateral buttock pain with numbness of legs for 4 months. Serum uric acid level was elevated. Lumbar radiographs showed decreased density of the bilateral L4-L5 facet joints. CT showed lytic lesions of the facet joints with hyperdense periarticular lesions. Enhanced MRI showed marked enhancement of these lesions. FDG PET/CT showed avid FDG uptake of the bony and periarticular lesions with SUVmax of 16.8. A decompressive posterior lumbar laminectomy with periarticular lesion resection was performed...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719418/comparison-of-glaucoma-progression-between-unilateral-and-bilateral-disc-hemorrhage-eyes-and-associated-risk-factors-for-progression
#20
Bo Ram Seol, Young Kook Kim, Jin Wook Jeoung, Ki Ho Park
PURPOSE: To compare glaucoma progression between unilateral and bilateral disc hemorrhage (DH) eyes and to determine the associated risk factors. METHODS: A total of 78 bilateral primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients who had shown one or more occurrences of DH (48 eyes of 38 unilateral DH patients and 30 eyes of 30 bilateral DH patients) were included. Glaucoma progression was defined by visual field (VF) deterioration. The mean VF global indices progression rates in the pre-DH, post-DH and total follow-up periods were compared between the unilateral and bilateral DH groups...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
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