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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438884/safety-evaluation-of-trastuzumab-emtansine-in-japanese-patients-with-her2-positive-advanced-breast-cancer
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Junichiro Watanabe, Yoshinori Ito, Toshiaki Saeki, Norikazu Masuda, Toshimi Takano, Shintaro Takao, Kazuhiko Nakagami, Koichiro Tsugawa, Shintaro Nakagawa, Kazumitsu Kanatani, Takahiro Nakayama
BACKGROUND/AIM: Tolerability and safety of trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) was investigated in Japanese patients with HER2-positive advanced breast cancer who were previously treated with chemotherapy and trastuzumab. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with inoperable or recurrent breast cancer who were previously treated with chemotherapy and trastuzumab in adjuvant and/or metastatic disease were included. T-DM1 3.6 mg/kg was administered intravenously every 21 days...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438883/ewing-s-sarcoma-family-tumors-in-the-jaws-case-report-immunohistochemical-analysis-and-literature-review
#2
Ana Regina Casaroto, Marcelo Bonifacio DA Silva Sampieri, Cleverson Teixeira Soares, Paulo Sergio DA Silva Santos, Renato Yassutaka Faria Yaedu, José Humberto Damante, Vanessa Soares Lara
Due to the low incidence of the Ewing's Sarcoma (ES) family tumors, the available epidemiology is likely to be unreliable, and at present, there are no standard diagnostic or clinical guidelines outlining their management. This report describes a case of peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (ES/pPNET) which initially mimicked cystic lesions, and describes a comparison between ES and ES/pPNET in the jaws by the World Health Organization classification. This review addressed 63 cases published in the English literature between 1950 and 2016...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438882/rebiopsy-of-histological-samples-in-pretreated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-comparison-among-rebiopsy-procedures
#3
Akito Hata, Nobuyuki Katakami, Shigeki Nanjo, Chiyuki Okuda, Reiko Kaji, Yukihiro Imai
AIM: The aim of the present study was to compare successful rate, failure reasons, and complications among procedures of histological rebiopsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of histologically rebiopsied cases with non-small cell lung cancer. RESULTS: One hundred and eleven histological rebiopsies were performed in: 86 (77%) lung; 11 (10%) lymph node; 5 (5%) pleura; 4 (4%) liver; 2 (2%) muscle; 2 (2%) adrenal gland; and 1 (1%) rib...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438881/prevalence-of-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-assessed-through-viral-genome-detection-in-dried-blood-spots-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
#4
Ivan Gentile, Emanuela Zappulo, Maria Pia Riccio, Sandro Binda, Laura Bubba, Laura Pellegrinelli, Domenico Scognamiglio, Francesca Operto, Lucia Margari, Guglielmo Borgia, Carmela Bravaccio
BACKGROUND/AIM: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are neurodevelopmental disorders without a definitive etiology in most cases. Environmental factors, such as viral infections, have been linked with anomalies in brain growth, neuronal development, and functional connectivity. Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection has been associated with the onset of ASD in several case reports. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of congenital CMV infection in children with ASD and in healthy controls...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438880/testicular-dose-during-prophylaxis-of-heterotopic-ossification-with-radiation-therapy
#5
Waleed F Mourad, John K Ma, Satyaseelan Packianathan, Weisi Yan, Sherif G Shaaban, Edward M Marchan, Lamiaa E Abdallah, Rei He, Paul N Mobit, Chunli Claus Yang, Srinivasan Vijayakumar
AIM: A single-institution, retrospective study was performed to investigate potential techniques to minimize radiation exposure to the testicles during heterotopic ossification (HO) prophylaxis. We report the impact of split-beam technique (SBT) and different photon energies on the total dose of radiation received by the testicles during prophylaxis of HO. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2010, we identified 64 patients with traumatic acetabular fractures who underwent surgery followed by radiation therapy (RT) without testicular shielding...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438879/definitive-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-in-elderly-patients-with-locally-advanced-oropharyngeal-cancer
#6
Francesca DE Felice, Alessandro Galdieri, Gessica Abate, Nadia Bulzonetti, Daniela Musio, Vincenzo Tombolini
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the treatment tolerance and clinical outcomes in patients aged 70 years and older with locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer treated by definitive intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 15 consecutive elderly patients, with histologically-proven squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx, staged T3-4 with or without involved lymph nodes at diagnosis, who received definitive sequential IMRT (70 Gy; 2 Gy/fraction)...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438878/surgical-management-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-solitary-hematogenous-metastases
#7
Grigorios Karagkiouzis, Eleftherios Spartalis, Demetrios Moris, Demetrios Patsouras, Athanasios Athanasiou, Ioannis Karathanasis, Alexios Verveniotis, Froso Konstantinou, Ilias A Kouerinis, Konstantinos Potaris, Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Periklis Tomos
BACKGROUND/AIM: The treatment of patients with solitary hematogenous metastases from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains controversial, although numerous retrospective studies have reported favorable results for patients offered combined surgical therapy. Our aim was to determine the role of surgical resection in the management of NSCLC with solitary extrapulmonary metastases and to investigate for possible prognostic factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2004 and December 2012, 12 patients with NSCLC, from two Institutions, underwent metastasectomy for their solitary metastatic lesion...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438877/it-based-psychosocial-distress-screening-in-patients-with-sarcoma-and-parental-caregivers-via-disease-specific-online-social-media-communities
#8
Florian Pohlig, Ulrich Lenze, Heinrich M L Muhlhofer, Florian W Lenze, Johannes Schauwecker, Carolin Knebel, Tanja Zimmermann, Peter Herschbach
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial distress can be frequently observed in patients with sarcoma, depicting a relevant clinical problem. However, prospective data collection on psychosocial distress in patients with rare tumors is often time-consuming. In this context, social media such as Facebook can serve as a potential platform to expand research. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of psychosocial distress screening in patients with osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma via social media...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438876/thrombotic-microangiopathy-following-chemotherapy-with-s-1-and-cisplatin-in-a-patient-with-gastric-cancer-a-case-report
#9
Jun Muto, Hiroshi Kishimoto, Yasuo Kaizuka, Mitsuru Kinjo, Hidefumi Higashi, Fumiaki Kishihara
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) represents a spectrum of serious disorders characterized by occlusive microvascular thrombosis, thrombocytopenia and end-organ damage. TMA is associated with a broad range of conditions and is also a well-described complication of both cancer and its treatment. CASE REPORT: A 77-year-old Japanese woman underwent S-1 and cisplatin chemotherapy for treatment of advanced gastric cancer with multiple lymph node and liver metastases...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438875/a-new-prognostic-instrument-specifically-designed-for-patients-irradiated-for-recurrent-carcinoma-of-the-bladder
#10
Lisa Manig, Stefan Janssen, Steven E Schild, Dirk Rades
BACKGROUND/AIM: To develop an instrument that could estimate the 1-year survival probabilities of patients irradiated for recurrent carcinoma of the bladder. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty patients irradiated for locally recurrent bladder carcinoma were included. Six pre-treatment factors [age, gender, Karnofsky score (KPS), pack years, grading and time between cancer diagnosis and radiotherapy] were evaluated for survival. Of those factors showing a trend or significance on multivariate analysis, 1-year survival rates were added...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438874/partial-cystectomy-for-atypical-isolated-recurrence-of-ovarian-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Nicolae Bacalbasa, Irina Balescu
BACKGROUND: Most cases with advanced-stage epithelial ovarian malignancies will experience recurrent disease at a certain moment of their evolution, even if maximal cytoreductive surgery has been performed at the moment of initial diagnosis. However, it seems that the best therapeutic strategy, in case of relapse, remains aggressive re-resection, with complete cytoreduction being the most efficient way to improve survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present the case of a 55-year-old patient diagnosed with an isolated pelvic recurrence after stage IIIC surgically-treated ovarian cancer three years after primary cytoreduction...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438873/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-improves-the-effectiveness-of-transcutaneous-carbon-dioxide-treatment
#12
Balazs Nemeth, Istvan Kiss, Timea Jencsik, Ivan Peter, Zita Kreska, Tamas Koszegi, Attila Miseta, Peter Kustan, Imre Boncz, Andrea Laczo, Zeno Ajtay
AIM: To study the effect of carbon dioxide (CO2) therapy on the nitric oxide (NO) pathway by monitoring plasma asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) concentrations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-seven hypertensive patients who underwent transcutaneous CO2 therapy were enrolled. Thirty healthy individuals were recruited for the control group. Blood samples were taken one hour before, as well as one hour, 24 hours and 3 weeks after the first CO2 treatment. Controls did not undergo CO2 treatment...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438872/maximum-diameter-and-number-of-tumors-as-a-new-prognostic-indicator-of-colorectal-liver-metastases
#13
Toshiaki Yoshimoto, Yuji Morine, Satoru Imura, Tetsuya Ikemoto, Syuichi Iwahashi, Y U Saito, Sinichiro Yamada, Daichi Ishikawa, Hiroki Teraoku, Masato Yoshikawa, Jun Higashijima, Chie Takasu, Mitsuo Shimada
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection is currently considered the only potentially curative option as a treatment strategy of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). However, the criteria for selection of resectable CRLM are not clear. The aim of this study was to confirm a new prognostic indicator of CRLM after hepatic resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred thirty nine patients who underwent initial surgical resection from 1994 to 2015 were investigated retrospectively...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438871/multiparametric-mri-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-adc-accuracy-in-diagnosing-clinically-significant-prostate-cancer
#14
Pietro Pepe, Davide D'Urso, Antonio Garufi, Giandomenico Priolo, Michele Pennisi, Giorgio Russo, Maria Gabriella Sabini, Lucia Maria Valastro, Antonio Galia, Filippo Fraggetta
AIM: To evaluate the accuracy of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging apparent diffusion coefficient (mpMRI ADC) in the diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer (PCa). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2016 to December 2016, 44 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy for PCa and mpMRI lesions suggestive of cancer were retrospectively evaluated at definitive specimen. The accuracy of suspicious mpMRI prostate imaging reporting and data system (PI-RADS ≥3) vs...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438870/clinical-implication-of-the-width-of-subserosal-invasion-in-t3n0-gastric-cancer
#15
Kenji Nakamura, Mifuji Tomioku, Kazuhito Nabeshima, Eiji Nomura
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to clarify the impact of the horizontal width of tumor invasion into the subserosal layer on prognosis in patients with T3N0 gastric cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 72 patients with T3N0 cancer were enrolled. Relapse-free survival of the subgroups classified according to width of subserosal invasion was compared to that of 34 patients with T4aN0 cancer. RESULTS: The group with wide invasion (≥1...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438869/correlation-between-expression-of-the-cancer-testis-antigen-kk-lc-1-and-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-gastric-cancer
#16
Takashi Fukuyama, Nobue Futawatari, Yoshinobu Ichiki, Akiko Shida, Taiga Yamazaki, Yatsushi Nishi, Hiroshi Nonoguchi, Yoshihito Takahashi, Hitoshi Yamazaki, Noritada Kobayashi
BACKGROUND/AIM: Our previous study indicated that Kita-kyushu lung cancer antigen-1 (KK-LC-1) is a cancer/testis antigen (CTA) expressed in 82% of gastric cancer cases. Here, we investigated the relationship between KK-LC-1 expression and Helicobacter pylori infection in Japanese patients with gastric cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined CTA expression in 25 surgical gastric cancer specimens and anti-H. pylori IgGs in the serum of each patient. RESULTS: KK-LC-1 was expressed in 80% of tumor samples, markedly higher than melanoma antigen gene (MAGE)-A1, MAGE-A3, MAGE-A4, synovial sarcoma, X breakpoint 4 (SSX4) and New York esophageal squamous cell carcinoma-1 (NY-ESO-1)...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438868/survival-and-predictors-of-death-for-patients-with-bronchopulmonary-carcinoid-at-a-danish-tertiary-net-centre
#17
Linda Skibsted Kornerup, Gitte Dam, Henning Gronbek
BACKGROUND/AIM: Bronchopulmonary carcinoids comprise of typical carcioids (TC) and atypical carcinoids (AC). We present characteristics and associated mortality in patients with TC and AC followed-up at a Danish NET Centre between 2000-2014. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from medical records, computed tomographic scans, and pathology reports. Mortality was investigated by Kaplan-Meier survival analysis. RESULTS: We included 68 patients, 55 with TC (81%) and 13 with AC (19%)...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438867/magnetic-resonance-imaging-assessment-of-lipomatous-soft-tissue-tumors
#18
Alessandro Coran, Paolo Ortolan, Shady Attar, Enrico Alberioli, Egle Perissinotto, Anna Lisa Tosi, Maria Cristina Montesco, Carlo Riccardo Rossi, Saveria Tropea, Marco Rastrelli, Roberto Stramare
AIM: To establish the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in distinguishing between benign and malignant lipomatous tumors; to evaluate the reproducibility of the MRI interpretation assessing the agreement between judgments of two radiologists with the same experience in soft-tissue sarcomas; to identify an association among MRI findings (size, depth, septa, nodules, signal homogeneity) and nature of the lesion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 54 patients (28 men and 26 women), with a mean age of 56 (range=27-84) were included years...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438866/soluble-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-receptor-predicts-all-cause-5-year-mortality-in-ischemic-stroke-and-tia
#19
Juha Onatsu, Mikko Taina, Pirjo Mustonen, Marja Hedman, Antti Muuronen, Otso Arponen, Miika Korhonen, Pekka Jäkälä, Ritva Vanninen, Kari Pulkki
AIM: We evaluated soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) levels in different stroke subtypes and assessed their prognostic value regarding 5-year outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 117 stroke patients (81 males; mean=age 61±11 years) with suspected cardioembolic stroke whose plasma suPAR concentration was assessed. Altogether, 20 (17.1%) patients suffered from stroke as a result of cardioembolism, 12 (10.3%) from large-artery atherosclerosis, 9 (7...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438865/effect-of-hydrogen-dioxide-treatment-on-the-osteogenic-potential-of-duck-beak-bone-derived-natural-bioceramic-microparticles
#20
Joong-Hyun Kim, Min-Ho Park, Seok Jin Jang, Soo Jin Son, Jae Yeon Lee, Jun Sik Son, Se Eun Kim, Seong Soo Kang, Seok Hwa Choi
As an alternative material to the autogenous bone, duck-beak bone particle for bone substitute have been attracting great attention due to their biological properties. To deliver the most favorable outcome of medical treatment, it is essential to study the effect of various processing methods of the duck-beak bone. In this study, we compared the two deproteinizing agents for manufacturing duck-beak bone. Group 1 was treated by a conventional chemical agent (ethylenediamine) and Group 2 by hydrogen dioxide (H2O2)...
May 2017: In Vivo
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