(C) 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 118: 3260-3268, 2010″
“The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the value of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG-PET) for predicting
biological tumor behavior and outcome after liver transplantation (LT) in patients with otherwise unresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HC). Preoperative 18F-FDG-PET scanning was performed in 13 patients with type IV Klatskin tumor before LT. PET+ status indicated patients with an increased pretransplant 18F-FDG uptake, whereas PET- recipients had no increased preoperative 18F-FDG uptake on PET. Pretransplant PET findings were correlated with histopathological tumor characteristics and patient outcome after LT. Eight patients demonstrated positive preoperative PET findings (61.5%), whereas five patients had no increased preoperative 18F-FDG Vactosertib tumor uptake (38.5%) on PET.
One PET+ patient died after 1 month due to liver allograft dysfunction. Seven PET+ liver recipients developed tumor recurrence, whereas five PET- patients were tumor-free alive after a median of 76 months post-LT (p = 0.001). The 2-year recurrence-free survival rate after LT was 100% in PET- patients and 28.6% in the PET+ population (log-rank = 0.008). Our results suggest that patients with 18F-FDG non-avid HC on PET may achieve recurrence-free long-term survival after LT.”
“The magnetostriction curve of -oriented Tb(0.3)Dy(0.7)Fe(1.9) crystal is measured under different compressive prestress. It is observed that the saturation magnetostriction
Apoptosis inhibitor keeps on increasing with the increase in compressive prestress from 0 to 75 MPa. The distribution of the free energy within the (110) plane normal to the stress axis is calculated to clarify the enhancement of saturation magnetostriction under large compressive prestress. It is found that with the increase in the prestress, the lowest energy positions deviate from the initial four < 111 > easy axes in the (110) plane, approaching the [1 (1) over bar0] and [(1) over bar 10] orientations. The stress-induced anisotropy results in the change in initial domain configuration Sapanisertib nmr and further the enhancement of saturation magnetostriction, which well explains the experimental results. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics. [doi: 10.1063/1.3480814]“
“PEGylations of polypeptides with a four-arm PEG (polyethylene glycol) in a dilute DMSO solution resulted in a successful conjugation with terminal specificity, which supports an intriguing PEGylation mechanism via conformational and kinetic control. (C) Crown in the Right of Canada. J Appl Polym Sci 118: 3269-3273, 2010″
“We describe a case of Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection in a liver allograft recipient 2.5 months after transplantation. The patient lives in Spain, which is not considered an endemic country for strongyloidiasis, and denied prior residence or travel to any known endemic area.