J Allergy Clin Immunol 2014 Sep;134(3):759-761.e8
Allergy & Immunology, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex.
J Infect Dis 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.
VA Northern California Health Care System, 10535 Hospital Way, Mather, CA, United States of America.
Background: Respiratory viral infections are common and potentially devastating to patients with underlying lung disease. Diagnosing viral infections often requires invasive sampling, and interpretation often requires specialized laboratory equipment. Here, we test the hypothesis that a breath test could diagnose influenza and rhinovirus infections using an in vitro model of the human airway. Read More
Eur J Radiol 2021 Apr 8;139:109697. Epub 2021 Apr 8.
Department of Radiology, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai, China; Department of Oncology, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:
Purpose: To evaluate intra-tumoral heterogeneity through a histogram analysis of quantitative parameters obtained from synthetic MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and determine correlations of these histogram characteristics with prognostic factors and molecular subtypes of invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC).Methods: A total of 122 IDC from 122 women who underwent preoperative synthetic MRI and DCE (dynamic contrast enhancement)-MRI were investigated. The synthetic MRI parameters (T1, T2, and PD (proton density)) were obtained. Read More
Virologie (Montrouge) 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.
Professeur honoraire, Paris, France.
The postage stamp can serve as a means of promoting the social, educational and philanthropic aspects of the fight against disease in general and infectious diseases (such as AIDS, associated with HIV infection) in particular. The recent but eventful history of this virus and the disease that it causes has prompted the issue of a considerable number of postage stamps worldwide - barely fewer than the number dedicated to combating tuberculosis and malaria. The present semiotic review of 356 international postage stamps on HIV/AIDS is the first to have used a multicriterion evaluation grid based on the interpretation of indices, icons, and symbols. Read More
Curr Diabetes Rev 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.
Instituto de Investigaciones en Comportamiento Alimentario y Nutrición, Centro Universitario del Sur, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico.
Background: Thousands of publications in recent years have addressed the induction of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in rodents, however, the criteria and the reference values for diagnosing this disease have not been defined.Objective: Our main objetive was to carry out a systematic review to gather evidence about the criteria for biochemical and anthropometric parameters in which scientific studies have relied to report that rats developed MetS from a previous dietary manipulation.Methods: We compiled characteristics and findings of diet induced MetS with high-fat, high-carbohydrate, high-fat/high-carbohydrates and cafeteria diet from PubMed and Science Direct databases published in the last 5 years. Read More
J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.
Department of Radiology, University Hospital, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377, Munich, Germany.
Purpose: To explore the potential correlation between baseline interleukin (IL) values and overall survival or objective response in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) receiving sorafenib.Methods: A subset of patients with HCC undergoing sorafenib monotherapy within a prospective multicenter phase II trial (SORAMIC, sorafenib treatment alone vs. combined with Y90 radioembolization) underwent baseline IL-6 and IL-8 assessment before treatment initiation. Read More