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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33027393

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The Northeast of Brazil has experienced a triple epidemic, with the simultaneous circulation of dengue virus (DENV), chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and Zika virus (ZIKV), which may have contributed to the observed increase across this region of atypical forms of disease and deaths. In view of this fact, non-congenital neurological disorders related to arboviruses were compared with other etiologies, mortality and survival rates of patients admitted to referral neurology hospitals in Pernambuco State, Northeast Brazil, from 2015 to 2018. Blood and cerebrospinal fluid samples were collected and tested using molecular and serological assays. The arbovirus-exposed groups were compared with respect to epidemiological, clinical and neurologic characteristics by using the Pearson's chi-square test. For the survival analysis, the Kaplan-Meier and Hazard Ratio (HR) tests were used, with a 95% confidence interval (CI). Encephalitis and encephalomyelitis were more frequent in arboviruses, while myelitis predominated in the neurological disorders of other etiologies. Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) was similarly distributed amongst the groups. Exposure to one of the arboviruses caused a six-fold increase in the risk of death (HR: 6.37; CI: 2.91 - 13.9). Amongst the arbovirus-exposed groups, infection (DENV/CHIKV) increased nine times the risk of death (HR: 9.07; CI: 3.67 - 22.4). The survival curve indicates that have been exposed to some arbovirus decreased the likelihood of survival compared to those with other etiologies (Log-Rank: p<0.001). Within this scenario, neurologic manifestations of DENV, CHIKV and ZIKV have the potential to increase mortality and decrease survival, and concomitant infection (DENV/CHIKV) is an aggravating factor in reducing the likelihood of survival when compared to monoinfections.


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Febre de Chikungunya/diagnóstico , Vírus da Dengue/isolamento & purificação , Dengue/diagnóstico , Encefalite Viral/epidemiologia , Encefalomielite/virologia , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso/virologia , Infecção por Zika virus/diagnóstico , Zika virus/isolamento & purificação , Adulto , Brasil , Febre de Chikungunya/complicações , Dengue/complicações , Encefalomielite/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso/diagnóstico , Análise de Sobrevida , Infecção por Zika virus/complicações
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Int J Med Sci ; 17(16): 2468-2476, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33029089

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Rationale: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first announced in Wuhan, and has rapidly evolved into a pandemic. However, the risk factors associated with the severity and mortality of COVID-19 are yet to be described in detail. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the information of 1525 cases from the Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan. Univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses were generated to explore the relationship between procalcitonin (PCT) level and the progression and prognosis of COVID-19. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to explore the relationship between disease severity in hospitalized patients and their PCT levels. Survival curves and the cumulative hazard function for COVID-19 progression were conducted in the two groups. To further detect the relationship between the computed tomography score and survival days, curve-fitting analyses were performed. Results: Patients in the elevated PCT group had a higher incidence of severe and critical severity conditions (P < 0.001), death, and higher computed tomography (CT) scores. There was an association between elevated PCT levels and mortality in the univariate ((hazard ratio [1], 3.377; 95% confidence interval [2], 1.012-10.344; P = 0.033) and multivariate Cox regression analysis (HR, 4.933; 95% CI, 1.170-20.788; P = 0.030). Similarly, patients with elevated PCT were more likely to have critically severe disease conditions in the univariate (odds ratio [2], 7.247; 95% CI, 3.559-14.757; P < 0.001) and multivariate logistic regression analysis (OR, 10.679; 95% CI, 4.562-25.000; P < 0.001). Kaplan-Meier curves showed poorer prognosis for patients with elevated PCT (P = 0.024). The CT score 1 for patients with elevated PCT peaked at day 40 following the onset of symptoms then decreased gradually, while their total CT score was relatively stable. Conclusion: PCT level was shown as an independent risk factor of in-hospital mortality among COVID-19 patients. Compared with inpatients with normal PCT levels, inpatients with elevated PCT levels had a higher risk for overall mortality and critically severe disease. These findings may provide guidance for improving the prognosis of patients with critically severe COVID-19.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/etiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Pneumonia Viral/etiologia , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Pró-Calcitonina/sangue , Idoso , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , China/epidemiologia , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Hospitalização , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21895, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871920

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) refers to a small, short non-coding RNA of endogenous class. They have shown to have an increasingly altered expression in many types of cancer, including colorectal cancer (CRC).In the present study, miRNA TaqManMGB and qRT-PCR was used to quantify the expression and clinical significance of 3 mature human miRNA in 82 pairs of colorectal adenocarcinoma tissues and normal adjacent tissue samples (NATS) collected from patients of the south-east part of Romania. Differences between CRC and NATS were analyzed using Wilcoxon test, while correlations between miRNAs expression levels and clinicopathological features were examined using non-parametric tests. In addition, the ability of selected miRNAs to function as biomarkers and, as potential indicators in CRC prognosis was also examined.When the miRNA expression was compared in CRC related NATS, miR-143, and miR-145 were significantly underexpressed (4.99 ±â€Š-1.02 vs -5.66 ±â€Š-1.66, P < .001; -4.85 ±â€Š-0.59 vs -9.27 ±â€Š-1.51, P < .001, respectively), while the pattern of miR-92a was significantly overexpressed (-5.55 ±â€Š-2.83 vs -4.92 ±â€Š-2.44, P < .001). Moreover, the expression levels of selected miRNAs were identified to be correlated with gradual increases in fold change expression with the depth of tumor invasion, lymph node invasion, and maximal increases with distant metastasis. Furthermore, the receiver operating characteristic analysis demonstrated that potential diagnostic of miR-143, miR-145, and miR-92a in discriminating CRC from NATS, with the area under the curve of 0.74, 0.85, and 0.84 respectively. The Kaplan-Meier and the log-rank test showed that a high level of miR-92a and low levels of miR-143 and miR-145 predicted poor survival rate in our cohorts.In conclusion, we can summarize that miR-145 and miR-143 are decreased, while miR-92 is increased in CRC compared to NATS, and associated with different stages of CRC pathogenesis. Thus, the expression of selected miRNAs can represent potential diagnostic and prognostic tools in patients with CRC from Romania.


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Adenocarcinoma/diagnóstico , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/diagnóstico , MicroRNAs/genética , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Idoso , Área Sob a Curva , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Feminino , Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Curva ROC , Romênia , Transcriptoma
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(33): e21676, 2020 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32872035

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Hip fractures in older patients requiring dialysis are associated with high mortality. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the specific burden of dialysis on 30-day mortality following hip fracture surgery. The secondary aim was to determine the burden of dialysis on overall survival as well as several postoperative complications.A retrospective cohort study was conducted using data from the Korean National Health Insurance Research Database. Patients were aged ≥65 years and underwent hip fracture surgery during the period from 2009 to 2015. To construct a matched cohort, each dialysis patient was matched to 4 non-dialysis patients based on age, sex, hospital type, anesthesia type, and comorbidities. Survival status was determined 30 days after surgery and at the end of the study period.In total, 96,289 patients were identified. Among them, 1614 dialysis patients were included and matched to 6198 non-dialysis patients. During the 30-day postoperative period, there were 102 mortality events in the dialysis group and 127 in the non-dialysis group, for an adjusted hazard ratio of 3.12 (95% confidence interval, 2.42-4.09). Overall, by the end of the study period, there were 1120 mortality events in the dialysis group and 2731 in the non-dialysis group, for an adjusted hazard ratio of 1.97 (95% confidence interval, 1.83-2.1). These findings may be limited by the characteristics of the administrative database.The 30-day mortality rate was 3-fold higher in the dialysis group than in the non-dialysis group, while the overall mortality rate was approximately 2-fold higher in the dialysis group than in the non-dialysis group. These findings suggest that caution in the perioperative period is required in dialysis patients undergoing hip fracture surgery. The results of our study represent only an association between dialysis and mortality. Further studies are necessary to investigate the possible causal effect of dialysis on mortality and complications after hip fracture surgery.


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Fraturas do Quadril/mortalidade , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/epidemiologia , Diálise Renal/mortalidade , Idoso , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Bases de Dados Factuais , Feminino , Fraturas do Quadril/cirurgia , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(33): e21682, 2020 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32872039

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To investigate the clinicopathological characteristics and relevant prognostic factors of gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm (GEP-NEN), to improve our understanding of GEP-NEN.This was a retrospective analysis of 155 patients (average age 53.7 ±â€Š13.6 years) pathologically diagnosed with GEP-NEN. We analyzed the clinicopathological characteristics, treatment, and prognostic factors of GEP-NEN.The most common primary site was the pancreas (41.9%), followed by the rectum, stomach and duodenum. Most cases were nonfunctional GEP-NENs (149/155) with nonspecific symptoms. TNM stage and histological grade were determined by the latest criteria. Surgical resection was the mainstay of treatment in 150 patients, and 22 patients received chemotherapy under different circumstances. A total of 130 patients were followed up for a median of 44 months, and 1-year and 3-year survival rates were 82.3% and 72.3%, respectively. According to univariate and multivariate analysis, incidental diagnosis, maximum tumor diameter, tumor stage, lymph node and distant metastasis, TNM stage, and histological grade were significantly correlated with overall survival, but histological grade was the only factor confirmed as an independent prognostic factor for long-term survival of GEP-NEN.GEP-NEN, with an increasing trend in incidence, occurred most frequently in the pancreas. Nonfunctional tumors with nonspecific symptoms comprised the majority of cases. The main treatment was surgical resection. Histological grade was confirmed as the only independent prognostic factor.


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Neoplasias Intestinais/mortalidade , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/mortalidade , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Gástricas/mortalidade , Adulto , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Intestinais/patologia , Neoplasias Intestinais/terapia , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/patologia , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/terapia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/terapia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Neoplasias Gástricas/terapia
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Yonsei Med J ; 61(9): 805-815, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32882765

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PURPOSE: We explored the role of parental social class in preterm birth (PTB) and low birth weight (LBW) in association with child mortality in Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 7,302,732 births in Korea between 1995 and 2007 were used for designing the national retrospective cohort study. Kaplan-Meier survival curves and Cox proportional hazard models were used to determine the risk of child death after adjusting for covariates. RESULTS: Parental social class was associated with adverse birth outcomes and child mortality in Korea. Parental social class increased the strength of the relationship of adverse birth outcomes with child mortality. Child mortality was higher among PTB and LBW infants from parents with a lower social class than normal births from parents with a higher social class. In particular, the disparity in child mortality according to parental social class was greater for LBW and PTB than intrauterine growth retardation births. When one of the parents had a middle-school education or lower, the disparity in child mortality due to adverse birth outcomes was large regardless of the other spouse's educational status. Inactive economic status for the father, as well as an occupation in manual labor by the mother, increased the risk of child mortality. CONCLUSION: Strong relationships for social inequalities and adverse birth outcomes with inequalities in child mortality in South Korea were found in this study. Tackling social inequalities, as well as reducing adverse birth outcomes, are needed to reduce the disparities in child mortality in South Korea.


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Mortalidade da Criança , Nascimento Prematuro/epidemiologia , Classe Social , Adulto , Criança , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido de Baixo Peso , Recém-Nascido , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Gravidez , Resultado da Gravidez/epidemiologia , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , República da Coreia/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores Socioeconômicos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5277-5283, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878817

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (R/M HNSCC) has remained challenging. The effect of salvage chemotherapy (SCT) after nivolumab has been identified recently in other cancer types. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of SCT after nivolumab treatment in patients with R/M HNSCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted at four institutions in Japan. Fifty-six patients were enrolled in the study. RESULTS: The overall survival (OS) in SCT patients was significantly longer than that in best supportive care (BSC) patients. In the SCT patients, the median OS, median progression-free survival (PFS) and objective response rate (ORR) were 7.3 months, 2.3 months and 36%, respectively. Prognostic factor for OS and ORR was performance score (PS) and previous radiation, respectively. CONCLUSION: SCT after nivolumab is associated with better clinical outcomes in patients with R/M HNSCC compared to those receiving BSC.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/tratamento farmacológico , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Metástase Neoplásica , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Nivolumabe/administração & dosagem , Nivolumabe/efeitos adversos , Nivolumabe/uso terapêutico , Recidiva , Retratamento , Terapia de Salvação , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/diagnóstico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/mortalidade , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5285-5290, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878818

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Chemotherapy with additional bevacizumab is the standard treatment for primary and recurrent ovarian cancer. We aimed to investigate the clinical utility and safety of bevacizumab when used in combination with chemotherapy after disease progression. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective, observational study recruited patients treated for recurrent ovarian cancer from 2014 to 2016. We evaluated the effects of bevacizumab with chemotherapy in patients whose disease had progressed following treatment with bevacizumab. We assessed progression-free survival and adverse events. RESULTS: Thirty-three patients received post-progression treatment with bevacizumab. The median progression-free survival was 8.7 months (95% confidence interval=5.5-11). The progression-free survival was compared pre- and post-progression treatment, and was longer in platinum-resistant than platinum-sensitive cases after treatment (p=0.06). The most common non-hematological toxicity was proteinuria. The incidence of serious adverse events was low. CONCLUSION: Continuous administration of bevacizumab may be beneficial for ovarian cancer patients after disease progression.


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Inibidores da Angiogênese/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Bevacizumab/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias Ovarianas/mortalidade , Prognóstico , Recidiva , Retratamento , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(38): e22156, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957339

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INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to correlate cribriform pattern (CP) with other parameters in a large prospective series of Gleason score ≥7/ISUP grade ≥2 prostate cancer (PC) cases undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS: This is a prospective single-center study on 210 consecutive patients. Gleason pattern 4 and individual tumor growth patterns determination were performed either in biopsy or in surgical specimens for all patients. RESULTS: At multiparametric magnetic resonance, a higher percentage of PI-RADS 5 was associated to CP (53.3% vs 17.7%, P = .038). CP was significantly and inversely (r = -0.261; P = .001) correlated with perineural invasion (PNI) but not with other pathological parameters. Kaplan-Meier analysis showed that mean biochemical (Bp) and radiological (Rp) progression-free survival were similar (Bp = χ 0.906; P = .341; Rp = χ 1.880; P = .170) independently to CP. In PNI positive cases, Bp-free survival was higher (χ = 3.617; P = .057) in cases without CP. CONCLUSIONS: In a homogeneous population excluding ISUP 1 cases, CP showed limited prognostic value. We first described an association with PNI and a prognostic value influenced by PNI status.


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Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/cirurgia , Idoso , Biópsia , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Prognóstico , Estudos Prospectivos , Prostatectomia , Neoplasias da Próstata/diagnóstico por imagem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(38): e21840, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957308

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BACKGROUND: The prognostic significance of preoperative prognostic nutritional index (PNI) in ovarian cancer (OC) is uncertain, and this study is aimed to clarify the prognostic significance. METHODS: We used 4 common databases for conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis, and eligible studies were included in the analysis. The association of preoperative PNI with overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and clinicopathological parameters was analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 2050 patients with OC receiving the surgical treatment were analyzed in this study. Patients with low PNI tended to have a shorter OS (hazard ratio [HR] = 1.82, 95% CI = 1.30-2.55, P < .01) and PFS (HR = 1.91, 95% CI = 1.53-2.39, P < .01) compared with those with high PNI. Besides, low PNI was significantly associated with more advanced International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage (P < .01), the occurrence of ascites (P < .01), larger residual tumor (P < .01), insensitive to chemotherapy (P < .01), and higher CA125 (P < .01) compared with high PNI in OC. CONCLUSION: Low preoperative PNI is associated with shorter OS, shorter PFS, and worse clinicopathological parameters in OC. Low preoperative PNI is an unfavorable prognostic indicator of patients with OC.


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Estado Nutricional/fisiologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/mortalidade , Antígeno Ca-125/sangue , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Proteínas de Membrana/sangue , Prognóstico , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5679-5685, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988893

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The presence of circulating tumor cells (CTC) has been reported to have an impact on prognosis in different tumor entities. Little is known about CTC morphology and heterogeneity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a multicenter setting, pre-therapeutic peripheral blood specimens were drawn from patients with non-metastatic esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). CTCs were captured by size-based filtration (ScreenCell®), subsequently Giemsa-stained and evaluated by two trained readers. The isolated cells were categorized in groups based on morphologic criteria. RESULTS: Small and large single CTCs, as well as CTC-clusters, were observed in 69.2% (n=81) of the 117 specimens; small CTCs were observed most frequently (59%; n=69), followed by large CTCs (40%; n=47) and circulating cancer-associated macrophage-like cells (CAMLs; 34.2%, n=40). Clusters were rather rare (12%; n=14). CTC/CAML were heterogeneous in the cohort, but also within one specimen. Neither the presence of the CTC subtypes/CAMLs nor the exact cell count were associated with the primary clinical TNM stage. CONCLUSION: Morphologically heterogenic CTCs and CAMLs are present in patients with non-metastatic, non-pretreated EAC.


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Adenocarcinoma/sangue , Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Neoplasias Esofágicas/sangue , Células Neoplásicas Circulantes/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Contagem de Células , Separação Celular , Neoplasias Esofágicas/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Células Neoplásicas Circulantes/patologia , Prognóstico
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N Engl J Med ; 383(11): 1009-1017, 2020 09 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32905673

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BACKGROUND: When patients with a tracheostomy tube reach a stage in their care at which decannulation appears to be possible, it is common practice to cap the tracheostomy tube for 24 hours to see whether they can breathe on their own. Whether this approach to establishing patient readiness for decannulation leads to better outcomes than one based on the frequency of airway suctioning is unclear. METHODS: In five intensive care units (ICUs), we enrolled conscious, critically ill adults who had a tracheostomy tube; patients were eligible after weaning from mechanical ventilation. In this unblinded trial, patients were randomly assigned either to undergo a 24-hour capping trial plus intermittent high-flow oxygen therapy (control group) or to receive continuous high-flow oxygen therapy with frequency of suctioning being the indicator of readiness for decannulation (intervention group). The primary outcome was the time to decannulation, compared by means of the log-rank test. Secondary outcomes included decannulation failure, weaning failure, respiratory infections, sepsis, multiorgan failure, durations of stay in the ICU and hospital, and deaths in the ICU and hospital. RESULTS: The trial included 330 patients; the mean (±SD) age of the patients was 58.3±15.1 years, and 68.2% of the patients were men. A total of 161 patients were assigned to the control group and 169 to the intervention group. The time to decannulation was shorter in the intervention group than in the control group (median, 6 days [interquartile range, 5 to 7] vs. 13 days [interquartile range, 11 to 14]; absolute difference, 7 days [95% confidence interval, 5 to 9]). The incidence of pneumonia and tracheobronchitis was lower, and the duration of stay in the hospital shorter, in the intervention group than in the control group. Other secondary outcomes were similar in the two groups. CONCLUSIONS: Basing the decision to decannulate on suctioning frequency plus continuous high-flow oxygen therapy rather than on 24-hour capping trials plus intermittent high-flow oxygen therapy reduced the time to decannulation, with no evidence of a between-group difference in the incidence of decannulation failure. (REDECAP ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02512744.).


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Remoção de Dispositivo , Oxigenoterapia , Sucção , Traqueostomia , Estado Terminal , Feminino , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Oxigenoterapia/métodos , Fatores de Tempo , Desmame do Respirador
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N Engl J Med ; 383(11): 1028-1039, 2020 09 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32905675

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BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of combination therapy with eflornithine and sulindac, as compared with either drug alone, in delaying disease progression in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis are unknown. METHODS: We evaluated the efficacy and safety of the combination of eflornithine and sulindac, as compared with either drug alone, in adults with familial adenomatous polyposis. The patients were stratified on the basis of anatomical site with the highest polyp burden and surgical status; the strata were precolectomy (shortest projected time to disease progression), rectal or ileal pouch polyposis after colectomy (longest projected time), and duodenal polyposis (intermediate projected time). The patients were then randomly assigned in a 1:1:1 ratio to receive 750 mg of eflornithine, 150 mg of sulindac, or both once daily for up to 48 months. The primary end point, assessed in a time-to-event analysis, was disease progression, defined as a composite of major surgery, endoscopic excision of advanced adenomas, diagnosis of high-grade dysplasia in the rectum or pouch, or progression of duodenal disease. RESULTS: A total of 171 patients underwent randomization. Disease progression occurred in 18 of 56 patients (32%) in the eflornithine-sulindac group, 22 of 58 (38%) in the sulindac group, and 23 of 57 (40%) in the eflornithine group, with a hazard ratio of 0.71 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.39 to 1.32) for eflornithine-sulindac as compared with sulindac (P = 0.29) and 0.66 (95% CI, 0.36 to 1.24) for eflornithine-sulindac as compared with eflornithine. Among 37 precolectomy patients, the corresponding values in the treatment groups were 2 of 12 patients (17%), 6 of 13 (46%), and 5 of 12 (42%) (hazard ratios, 0.30 [95% CI, 0.07 to 1.32] and 0.20 [95% CI, 0.03 to 1.32]); among 34 patients with rectal or ileal pouch polyposis, the values were 4 of 11 patients (36%), 2 of 11 (18%), and 5 of 12 (42%) (hazard ratios, 2.03 [95% CI, 0.43 to 9.62] and 0.84 [95% CI, 0.24 to 2.90]); and among 100 patients with duodenal polyposis, the values were 12 of 33 patients (36%), 14 of 34 (41%), and 13 of 33 (39%) (hazard ratios, 0.73 [95% CI, 0.34 to 1.52] and 0.76 [95% CI, 0.35 to 1.64]). Adverse and serious adverse events were similar across the treatment groups. CONCLUSIONS: In this trial involving patients with familial adenomatous polyposis, the incidence of disease progression was not significantly lower with the combination of eflornithine and sulindac than with either drug alone. (Funded by Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals; ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01483144; EudraCT number, 2012-000427-41.).


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Polipose Adenomatosa do Colo/tratamento farmacológico , Progressão da Doença , Eflornitina/uso terapêutico , Sulindaco/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Quimioterapia Combinada , Eflornitina/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Sulindaco/efeitos adversos , Resultado do Tratamento
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N Engl J Med ; 383(11): 1040-1049, 2020 09 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32905676

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BACKGROUND: Darolutamide is a structurally distinct androgen-receptor inhibitor that is approved for the treatment of nonmetastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer. In the planned primary analysis of a phase 3 trial, the median metastasis-free survival was significantly longer with darolutamide (40.4 months) than with placebo (18.4 months). The data for the analysis of overall survival were immature at the time of the primary analysis. METHODS: In this double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we randomly assigned 1509 men, in a 2:1 ratio, to receive darolutamide (955 patients) or placebo (554 patients) while they continued to receive androgen-deprivation therapy. After the results of the primary end-point analysis were found to be positive, unblinding of the treatment assignments occurred, and patients in the placebo group were permitted to cross over to receive open-label darolutamide treatment. At the time of this prespecified final analysis, which had been planned to be performed after approximately 240 deaths had occurred, overall survival and all other secondary end points were evaluated. RESULTS: The median follow-up time was 29.0 months. At the time of unblinding of the data, all 170 patients who were still receiving placebo crossed over to receive darolutamide; 137 patients who had discontinued placebo before unblinding had occurred received at least one other life-prolonging therapy. Overall survival at 3 years was 83% (95% confidence interval [CI], 80 to 86) in the darolutamide group and 77% (95% CI, 72 to 81) in the placebo group. The risk of death was significantly lower, by 31%, in the darolutamide group than in the placebo group (hazard ratio for death, 0.69; 95% CI, 0.53 to 0.88; P = 0.003). Darolutamide was also associated with a significant benefit with respect to all other secondary end points, including the time to first symptomatic skeletal event and the time to first use of cytotoxic chemotherapy. The incidence of adverse events after the start of treatment was similar in the two groups; no new safety signals were observed. CONCLUSIONS: Among men with nonmetastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer, the percentage of patients who were alive at 3 years was significantly higher among those who received darolutamide than among those who received placebo. The incidence of adverse events was similar in the two groups. (Funded by Bayer HealthCare and Orion Pharma; ARAMIS ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02200614.).


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Antagonistas de Receptores de Andrógenos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/tratamento farmacológico , Pirazóis/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Antagonistas de Receptores de Andrógenos/efeitos adversos , Estudos Cross-Over , Método Duplo-Cego , Fadiga/induzido quimicamente , Fraturas Ósseas/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Metástase Neoplásica , Antígeno Prostático Específico/sangue , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/mortalidade , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , Pirazóis/efeitos adversos
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N Engl J Med ; 383(12): 1129-1138, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32937046

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BACKGROUND: Long-term oxygen therapy improves survival in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic severe daytime hypoxemia. However, the efficacy of oxygen therapy for the management of isolated nocturnal hypoxemia is uncertain. METHODS: We designed this double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial to determine, in patients with COPD who have nocturnal arterial oxygen desaturation without qualifying for long-term oxygen therapy, whether nocturnal oxygen provided for a period of 3 to 4 years would decrease mortality or the worsening of disease such that patients meet current specifications for long-term oxygen therapy. Patients with an oxygen saturation of less than 90% for at least 30% of the recording time on nocturnal oximetry were assigned, in a 1:1 ratio, to receive either nocturnal oxygen or ambient air from a sham concentrator (placebo). The primary outcome was a composite of death from any cause or a requirement for long-term oxygen therapy as defined by the Nocturnal Oxygen Therapy Trial (NOTT) criteria in the intention-to-treat population. RESULTS: Recruitment was stopped prematurely because of recruitment and retention difficulties after 243 patients, of a projected 600, had undergone randomization at 28 centers. At 3 years of follow-up, 39.0% of the patients assigned to nocturnal oxygen (48 of 123) and 42.0% of those assigned to placebo (50 of 119) met the NOTT-defined criteria for long-term oxygen therapy or had died (difference, -3.0 percentage points; 95% confidence interval, -15.1 to 9.1). CONCLUSIONS: Our underpowered trial provides no indication that nocturnal oxygen has a positive or negative effect on survival or progression to long-term oxygen therapy in patients with COPD. (Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; INOX ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01044628.).


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Oxigenoterapia , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/terapia , Idoso , Progressão da Doença , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Hipóxia/terapia , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Oximetria , Oxigênio/sangue , Cooperação do Paciente , Seleção de Pacientes , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/mortalidade , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/fisiopatologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(38): e22255, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957374

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The expression of Cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS) and Chemokine ligand 21 (CCL21) is associated with the tumorigenesis and progression of a variety of tumors, but whether alterations in their expression levels correlates with the carcinogenesis and progression of EHCC is still unknown. This study investigated the clinicopathological significance of CBS and CCL21 expression in EHCC.We investigated the correlations between the expression of CBS and CCL21 and clinicopathological characteristics in EHCC using EnVision immunohistochemistry.The expression of CBS and CCL21 was significantly higher in EHCC tumors than in nontumor tissues (P < .05 and P < .01). EHCC patients with CBS and CCL21 expression combined with lymph node metastasis, tumor cell invasion, and TNM III/IV stage had more severe conditions than those with no lymph node metastasis, distant invasion and TNM I/II stage (P < .01). Kaplan-Meier survival analysis showed that the overall survival rates for EHCC patients with negative CBS or CCL21 reaction were significantly higher than those for patients with positive CBS or CCL21 reaction((P < .01). CBS or CCL21 expression was revealed as an independent poor prognostic factor for EHCC patients by Cox multivariate analysis.The present study indicates that CBS and CCL21 expression is closely associated with the pathogenesis of clinical, pathological and biological behaviors and poor prognosis in EHCC.


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Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/genética , Quimiocina CCL21/genética , Colangiocarcinoma/genética , Cistationina beta-Sintase/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/mortalidade , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/patologia , Colangiocarcinoma/mortalidade , Colangiocarcinoma/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Metástase Linfática , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico
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Ann Hematol ; 99(10): 2351-2356, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32865607

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Lenalidomide (Len) and dexamethasone (dex) therapy is a standard therapy in patients with multiple myeloma. Elderly or unfit patients may reduce Len or dex doses to prevent toxicities that lead to treatment discontinuation. However, there have been few studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of lower doses of Len and dex. We conducted a phase II study of 1.5-year low-dose Len and dex therapy following melphalan and prednisolone (MP), the number of which cycles was determined by a response within 9 cycles. The Len dose was 10 mg daily and the dex dose was 20 mg weekly, which were continued for 1.5 years. Twenty-one patients were enrolled. The median number of cycles of MP was 3 (range, 2-9). The overall response rate was 81% and a very good partial response or better was achieved in 33.3% of patients. The median follow-up time for survivors was 70.5 months (range, 42-83 months), the median progression-free survival (PFS) was 27 months (95% CI, 21-33 months), and the median overall survival was not reached. Grade 3 or 4 adverse events were observed in 28.6% of patients. In conclusion, the low-dose Len and dex therapy safely achieved comparable efficacies to the standard-dose regimen in elderly patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. UMIN000007889.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Mieloma Múltiplo/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anemia/induzido quimicamente , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Dexametasona/administração & dosagem , Dexametasona/efeitos adversos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Esquema de Medicação , Neutropenia Febril/induzido quimicamente , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Lenalidomida/administração & dosagem , Lenalidomida/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Melfalan/administração & dosagem , Melfalan/efeitos adversos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mieloma Múltiplo/genética , Prednisolona/administração & dosagem , Prednisolona/efeitos adversos , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Indução de Remissão , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao ; 40(4): 567-572, 2020 Apr 30.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32895140

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of RNA methyltransferase METTL14 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its clinical significance. METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining was used to detect the expression of METTL14 in 147 pairs of HCC and adjacent hepatic tissues. According to the scores rated by pathologists, the 147 cases of HCC were divided into high and low METTL14 expression groups. The correlation between the expression of METTL14 and clinicopathological parameters was analyzed, and Kaplan-Meier method was used to analyze the relationship between the expression of METTL14 and the prognosis and survival (including the overall survival and disease-free survival) of the patients with HCC after operation. Univariate analysis and multivariate analysis were carried out to assess the impact of METTL14 expression level on the overall survival and tumor-free survival of the patients after operation using a COX regression model and explore whether METTL14 expression level is an independent prognostic risk factor of the postoperative patients. RESULTS: The expression of METTL14 was significantly lower in HCC tissues than in the adjacent tissues (P < 0.001). METTL14 expression in HCC tissues was significantly correlated with the tumor size (P=0.044) and TNM stage (P=0.046). A low expression of METTL14 in HCC tissues was significantly correlated with a poor prognosis and a significantly shortened overall survival time and disease-free survival time of the patients (P < 0.05), and was an independent risk factor affecting the overall survival and disease-free survival of HCC patients. CONCLUSIONS: METTL14 may be a new prognostic marker for patients with HCC after hepatectomy.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular , Neoplasias Hepáticas , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Hepatectomia , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Metiltransferases , Prognóstico
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