Infectious diseases and immunological markers associated with patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated with rituximab.
CONCLUSION: Poor response against pneumococcal vaccines increases the susceptibility of respiratory diseases in these patients. In patients with NHL treated with RTX, the benefits achieved with IVIg replacement for the control of recurrent infectious diseases is of paramount importance. Clinicians dealing with monoclonal antibodies against cancer therapy, especially RTX, should be aware of the increasing risks for symptomatic induced hypogammaglobulinemia and respiratory infections. PMID: 29094629 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Marcellinus Franciscus (Marcel) Jonkman, MD, PhD, an esteemed colleague and friend, died in Groningen, the Netherlands, on January 14, 2019, from complications of pancreatic cancer.
Review Essay: Making Doctors, Preventing Disease - Medicine in 19th- and 20th-Century Ireland Irish Medical Education and Student Culture, c. 1850-1950 Laura Kelly Liverpool : Liverpool University Press , 2017 , xiii + 276 p., £ 75 Strangling Angel: Diphtheria and Childhood Immunization in Ireland Michael Dwyer Liverpool : Liverpool University Press , 2018 , x + 212 p., £ 75. Can Bull Med Hist. 2019;36(1):194-203 Authors: Connor JTH PMID: 30995121 [PubMed - in process]
Date: Friday, 05 03, 2019; Speaker: Michelle Mollica, Program Director, Outcomes Research Branch; https://bit.ly/2UGC1eu
DISCUSSION: Incidence of prostate cancer has declined substantially in recent years. Most of the decline seems to be in localized cases (Stage I and Stage II). Changes in incidence have mirrored changes to PSA screening recommendations. Future work should continue to monitor trends over time at the national level, especially as they relate to screening recommendations. PMID: 30994922 [PubMed - in process]
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 17 to April 19, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (56 updates) 23 Diseases33 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (3 updates) 1 Drug1 Interacting drugs – New1 Drug interactions – New Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates) 1 Vaccine The post Update: April 19, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
ConclusionsIn early stage LCNEC, adjuvant chemotherapy appears to confer an additional overall survival advantage only in patients with completely resected stage IB LCNEC and not for patients with completely resected stage IA LCNEC.
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): David B. Nelson, Reza J. Mehran, Kyle G. Mitchell, Ravi Rajaram, Arlene M. Correa, Roland L. Bassett, Mara B. Antonoff, Wayne L. Hofstetter, Jack A. Roth, Boris Sepesi, Stephen G. Swisher, Garrett L. Walsh, Ara A. Vaporciyan, David C. RiceAbstractBackgroundIt is unclear whether the enhanced dexterity and visualization of the surgical robot lessens morbidity and influences staging or survival. We compared outcomes of robotic-assisted lobectomy (RAL) with thoracoscopic (VAL) or open lobectomy (OL) of non-small cell lung cancer (N...
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Fernando Espinoza-Mercado, Jerald D. Borgella, David Berz, Rodrigo F. Alban, Ariella Sarkissian, Taryne A. Imai, Harmik J. SoukiasianAbstractBackgroundCurrent guidelines support cancer-directed surgery, chemotherapy or active surveillance for clinical stages 1 to 3 of epithelial Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM). Definitive chemotherapy is recommended for sarcomatoid/biphasic histologies. Our objective is to assess compliance with recommendations, measuring their impact on overall survival (OS).MethodsThe National Cancer Dat...
Authors: Owens S PMID: 30995607 [PubMed - in process]
Contributors : J Li ; Z Wu ; J WangSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Gallus gallusPurpose:In order to assess the respiratory toxicity of co-infection in chicken lung, we established a co-infection model to investigate transcriptome profiles of chicken lung.Methods: RNA extracted by Trizol reagent (Invitrogen) was utilized to construct the final library (BGISEQ-500 RNA-Seq Library) based on the manufacturer ’s instructions. Library was validated on the Agilent Technologies 2100 bioanalyzer. The library was amplified with phi29 to make DNA nanoball (DNB) which had more than 300 ...
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