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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441166/minimally-invasive-organ-preserving-surgery-for-large-submucosal-tumors-in-the-abdominal-esophagus
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Eiji Kanehira, Takashi Tanida, Aya Kamei, Kodai Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection of submucosal tumors (SMTs) in the abdominal esophagus is not standardized. Enucleation may be a minimally invasive option, whereas its oncological validity is not very clear. Moreover, how to treat the esophageal wall defect after enucleation and necessity of additional antireflux procedure are also undetermined. METHODS: In 13 patients with a SMT originating the abdominal esophagus laparoscopic enucleation was performed with preserving the integrity of submucosa...
April 24, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439279/metabolic-investigation-of-phelipanche-aegyptiaca-reveals-significant-changes-during-developmental-stages-and-in-its-different-organs
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Noam Nativ, Yael Hacham, Joseph Hershenhorn, Evgenia Dor, Rachel Amir
Phelipanche aegyptiaca Pers. is a root holoparasitic plant considered to be among the most destructive agricultural weeds worldwide. In order to gain more knowledge about the metabolic profile of the parasite during its developmental stages, we carried out primary metabolic and lipid profiling using GC-MS analysis. In addition, the levels of amino acids that incorporate into proteins, total protein in the albumin fraction, nitrogen, reduced sugars, and phenols were determined. For the assays, the whole plants from the four developmental stages-tubercle, pre-emergent shoot, post-emergent shoot, and mature flowering plants-were taken...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432099/acute-hepatopancreatic-necrosis-disease-ahpnd-causing-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-strains-maintain-an-antibacterial-type-vi-secretion-system-with-versatile-effector-repertoires
#3
Peng Li, Lisa N Kinch, Ann Ray, Ankur B Dalia, Qian Cong, Linda M Nunan, Andrew Camilli, Nick V Grishin, Dor Salomon, Kim Orth
Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) is a newly emerging shrimp disease that has severely damaged the global shrimp industry. AHPND is caused by toxic strains of Vibrio parahaemolyticus (V. parahaemolyticus) that have acquired a "selfish plasmid" encoding the deadly binary toxins PirA(vp)/PirB(vp) To better understand the repertoire of virulence factors in AHPND-causing V. parahaemolyticus, we conducted a comparative analysis using genome sequences of the clinical strain RIMD2210633, environmental non-AHPND and toxic AHPND isolates of V...
April 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424871/final-analysis-of-the-randomised-peak-trial-overall-survival-and-tumour-responses-during-first-line-treatment-with-mfolfox6-plus-either-panitumumab-or-bevacizumab-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-carcinoma
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Fernando Rivera, Meinolf Karthaus, J Randolph Hecht, Isabel Sevilla, Frédéric Forget, Gianpiero Fasola, Jean-Luc Canon, Xuesong Guan, Gaston Demonty, Lee S Schwartzberg
PURPOSE: To report planned final overall (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) analyses from the phase II PEAK trial (NCT00819780). METHODS: Patients with previously untreated, KRAS exon 2 wild-type (WT) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) were randomised to mFOLFOX6 plus panitumumab or bevacizumab. The primary endpoint was PFS; secondary endpoints included OS, objective response rate, duration of response (DoR), time to response, resection and safety. Treatment effect by tumour RAS status was a prespecified objective...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424325/fda-approval-summary-atezolizumab-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-progressive-advanced-urothelial-carcinoma-after-platinum-containing-chemotherapy
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Yang-Min Ning, Daniel Suzman, V Ellen Maher, Lijun Zhang, Shenghui Tang, Tiffany Ricks, Todd Palmby, Wentao Fu, Qi Liu, Kirsten B Goldberg, Geoffrey Kim, Richard Pazdur
Until recently in the United States, no products were approved for second-line treatment of advanced urothelial carcinoma. On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved atezolizumab for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma whose disease progressed during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy or within 12 months of neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatment with platinum-containing chemotherapy. Atezolizumab is a programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) blocking antibody and represents the first approved product directed against PD-L1...
April 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423566/the-diagnostic-role-of-microrna-34a-in-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Saber Imani, Xianqin Zhang, Hossein Hosseinifard, Shangyi Fu, Junjiang Fu
BACKGROUND: MicroRNA-34a (miR-34a) is a master regulator of tumor suppression in breast cancer (BC). This systematic review aims to analyze the diagnostic accuracy of miR-34a in the detection of BC as a biomarker. RESULTS: A total of 1858 BC cases and 494 controls from thirteen eligible studies reported in 9 publications were included. The overall pooled sensitivity, specificity, negative likelihood ratio (NLR), positive likelihood ratio (PLR), and diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) were 85...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416923/esophageal-achalasia-predictive-value-of-preoperative-resting-pressure-of-les-correlated-with-type-of-fundoplication
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Antonio Tancredi, Antonello Cuttitta, Roberto Scaramuzzi, Gerardo Scaramuzzi, Marco Taurchini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to show the predictive value of the preoperative resting pressure of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) correlated with the type of fundoplication (Nissen or Dor) after Heller myotomy in our series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 1998 to June 2010, 88 patients affected by esophageal achalasia underwent surgery at our unit. However, our study focused on a sample of 36 patients, because many data were lost or was never recorded...
February 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415660/accuracy-of-raman-spectroscopy-in-differentiating-brain-tumor-from-normal-brain-tissue
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Jing Zhang, Yimeng Fan, Min He, Xuelei Ma, Yanlin Song, Ming Liu, Jianguo Xu
Raman spectroscopy could be applied to distinguish tumor from normal tissues. This meta-analysis was conducted to assess the accuracy of Raman spectroscopy in differentiating brain tumor from normal brain tissue. PubMed and Embase were searched to identify suitable studies prior to Jan 1st, 2016. We estimated the pooled sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative likelihood ratios (LR), diagnostic odds ratio (DOR), and constructed summary receiver operating characteristics (SROC) curves to identity the accuracy of Raman spectroscopy in differentiating brain tumor from normal brain tissue...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415658/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-blood-samples-for-kras-mutation-identification-in-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#9
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Hongchang Shen, Keying Che, Lei Cong, Wei Dong, Tiehong Zhang, Qi Liu, Jiajun Du
Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and tumor cells (CTC) are novel approaches for identifying genomic alterations. Thus, we designed a meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic value and prognostic significance of a KRAS proto-oncogene, GTPase (KRAS) mutation for lung cancer patients. All included articles were from PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Library. Twelve articles that described 1,131 patients were reviewed. True positives (TP), false positives (FP), true negatives (TN), and false negatives (FN) were used to calculate pooled sensitivity, specificity, the positive likelihood ratio (PLR), the negative likelihood ratio (NLR), a diagnostic odds ratio (DOR), the area under the curve (AUC) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (95% CI)...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412857/prevalence-of-diminished-ovarian-reserve-in-chinese-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-and-sensitive-diagnostic-parameters
#10
Jing Jin, Xiangyan Ruan, Lin Hua, Xuanxuan Tian, Yanglu Li, Lijuan Wang, Alfred O Mueck
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in China, and to search for sensitive diagnostic parameters. METHODS: Three hundred and thirty eight PCOS women aged 20-39 years were recruited. Basic characteristics, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol (E2), testosterone and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) were measured. The best indices to diagnose PCOS with DOR were assessed...
April 17, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408993/real-world-helicobacter-pylori-diagnosis-in-patients-referred-for-esophagoduodenoscopy-the-gap-between-guidelines-and-clinical-practice
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Dor Shirin, Shay Matalon, Benjamin Avidan, Efrat Broide, Haim Shirin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Histopathology is the most accurate test to detect H. pylori when performed correctly with unknown validity in daily practice clinic settings. We aimed to determine the rate of potentially false-negative H. pylori results that might be due to continued use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in routine endoscopy practice. We also aimed to establish whether gastroenterologists recommend routine cessation of PPIs before esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and whether they regularly document that biopsies for H...
December 2016: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407740/mu-opioid-receptor-and-delta-opioid-receptor-differentially-regulate-microglial-inflammatory-response-to-control-proopiomelanocortin-neuronal-apoptosis-in-the-hypothalamus-effects-of-neonatal-alcohol
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Pallavi Shrivastava, Miguel A Cabrera, Lucy G Chastain, Nadka I Boyadjieva, Shaima Jabbar, Tina Franklin, Dipak K Sarkar
BACKGROUND: Opioid receptors are known to control neurotransmission of various peptidergic neurons, but their potential role in regulation of microglia and neuronal cell communications is unknown. We investigated the role of mu-opioid receptors (MOR) and delta-opioid receptors (DOR) on microglia in the regulation of apoptosis in proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons induced by neonatal ethanol in the hypothalamus. METHODS: Neonatal rat pups were fed a milk formula containing ethanol or control diets between postnatal days 2-6...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405122/evaluation-of-dehydroepiandrosterone-supplementation-on-diminished-ovarian-reserve-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-study
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Rachna Agarwal, R Shruthi, Gita Radhakrishnan, Alpana Singh
INTRODUCTION: We conducted a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, to evaluate the effect of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), on diminished ovarian reserve (DOR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with DOR received DHEA (oral 25 mg three times a day). Post-supplementation 12 weeks, D2/3 age-specific follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) levels, and antral follicle count (AFC), were repeated to evaluate response. Spontaneous pregnancy rates and regularization of menstrual cycles were also studied as secondary outcome...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404921/circulating-mir-31-as-an-effective-biomarker-for-detection-and-prognosis-of-human-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Yingjun Ma, Yunfang Chen, Jinbo Lin, Yi Liu, Kai Luo, Yong Cao, Tieqiang Wang, Hongwei Jin, Zhan Su, Haolin Wu, Xiaoliang Chen, Jinquan Cheng
PURPOSE: Circulating miR-31 was found to be associated with cancers detection and prognosis. The present meta-analysis aimed to explore the effect of circulating miR-31 on cancer detection and prognosis. METHOD: The studies were accessed using multiple databases. RevMan5.3, Meta-DiSc 1.4, and STATA14.0 were used to estimate the pooled effects, heterogeneity among studies, and publication bias. RESULTS: A total of 14 studies with 1397 cancer patients and 1039 controls were included...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403950/the-effect-of-dehydroepiandrosterone-dhea-supplementation-on-women-with-diminished-ovarian-reserve-dor-in-ivf-cycle-evidence-from-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
J C Qin, L Fan, A P Qin
To evaluate the effect of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) therapy on the ovarian response and pregnancy outcome in patients with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR). Eligible studies, published before August 31, 2015, were identified from PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane library. Outcome measures were the number of retrieved oocytes, cancellation rate of IVF cycles, clinical pregnancy rate and miscarriage rate. We adopted Revman 5.0 software to pool the data from the eligible studies. A total of 9 studies, four were RCTs, four retrospective studies, one prospective studies, including 540 cases and 668 controls, were available for analysis...
January 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403366/nurses-knowledge-and-practices-regarding-pain-management-in-newborns
#16
Taine Costa, Lisabelle Mariano Rossato, Mariana Bueno, Izabela Linha Secco, Natália Pinheiro Braga Sposito, Denise Harrison, Júnia Selma de Freitas
OBJECTIVE: To analyze nurses' knowledge and practices regarding pain management of newborns admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units. METHOD: A descriptive and cross-sectional study. Data were collected from 51 nurses based on an adapted questionnaire aimed at evaluating knowledge and practices regarding the management of neonatal pain in six hospitals in Curitiba and its Metropolitan Region. RESULTS: For most nurses (86.0%), neonates feel pain...
April 6, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403335/auriculotherapy-to-reduce-anxiety-and-pain-in-nursing-professionals-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Leonice Fumiko Sato Kurebayashi, Ruth Natalia Teresa Turrini, Talita Pavarini Borges de Souza, Carolina Felicio Marques, Renata Tavares Franco Rodrigues, Karen Charlesworth
Objectives: to evaluate the effectiveness of the auricular protocol (APPA) in reducing pain and anxiety and improving the quality of life of the nursing staff of a hospital. Method: randomized clinical trial with an initial sample of 180 professionals divided into 4 groups Control (G1), Seed (G2), Needle (G3) and Tape (G4). The evaluation instruments were the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Pain Visual Analog Scale and Quality of Life instrument, applied at the start and after five and 10 sessions (five weeks)...
April 6, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397261/validity-and-reliability-of-administrative-coded-data-for-the-identification-of-hospital-acquired-infections-an-updated-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression-analysis
#18
Olga Redondo-González, José María Tenías, Ángel Arias, Alfredo J Lucendo
OBJECTIVE: To conduct an updated assessment of the validity and reliability of administrative coded data (ACD) in identifying hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). METHODS: We systematically searched three libraries for studies on ACD detecting HAIs compared to manual chart review. Meta-analyses were conducted for prosthetic and nonprosthetic surgical site infections (SSIs), Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs), ventilator-associated pneumonias/events (VAPs/VAEs) and non-VAPs/VAEs, catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), and central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections (CLABSIs)...
April 11, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392852/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-c-arm-cone-beam-ct-guided-percutaneous-transthoracic-needle-biopsy-of-lung-nodules
#19
Gao-Wu Yan, Anup Bhetuwal, Gao-Wen Yan, Qin-Quan Sun, Xiang-Ke Niu, Yu Zhou, Li-Fa Li, Bin-Zhong Li, Hao Zeng, Chuan Zhang, Bing Li, Xiao-Xue Xu, Han-Feng Yang, Yong Du
BACKGROUND: A systematic review and meta-analysis of all available publications was performed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy (PTNB) using a C-Arm Cone-Beam CT (CBCT) system in patients with lung nodules. MATERIAL/METHODS: Thedatabases of PUBMED, OVID, EBSCO, EMBASE, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) were systematically searched for relevant original articles on the diagnostic accuracy of CBCT-guided PTNB for the diagnosis of nodules in the lungs...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389205/accuracy-of-using-self-reported-data-to-screen-children-and-adolescents-for-overweight-and-obesity-status-a-diagnostic-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Jinbo He, Zhihui Cai, Xitao Fan
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the accuracy of using the self-reported body mass index (BMIsr) for screening children and adolescents for overweight and obesity status by quantitatively synthesizing individual studies in the research literature. METHOD: Three databases, namely PubMed, Web of Science, and EBSCOhost were searched up to September 2016. Studies were included that collected both the self-reported data (BMIsr) and direct measurement data (i.e., BMI based on measured height and weight, BMIm) to screen children and adolescents for overweight and obesity status, and provided sufficient data on sensitivity and specificity...
April 4, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
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