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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107565/idermatopath-a-novel-software-tool-for-mitosis-detection-in-h-e-stained-tissue-sections-of-malignant-melanoma
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C Andres, B Andres-Belloni, R Hein, T Biedermann, A Schäpe, N Brieu, R Schönmeyer, M Yigitsoy, J Ring, G Schmidt, N Harder
BACKGROUND: Malignant Melanoma (MM) is characterized by a growing incidence and a high malignant potential. Beside well defined prognostic factors such as tumor thickness and ulceration, the Mitotic Rate (MR) was included in the AJCC recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of MM. In daily routine, the identification of a single mitosis can be difficult on Hematoxylin&Eosin slides alone. Several studies showed a big inter- and intra-individual variability in detecting the MR in MM even by very experienced investigators, thus raising the question for a computer assisted method...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099545/cutaneous-adnexal-carcinoma-with-apocrine-differentiation
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Vikram Prasad, Wynn H Kao, Grace F Kao
Primary cutaneous apocrine carcinomas are uncommon malignant neoplasms that can be difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish histologically from metastatic breast carcinomas. We present the case of a 71-year-old man with a 5-year history of extensive ulcerated plaques on the posterior neck and posterior scalp. Biopsy revealed a poorly differentiated infiltrating adenocarcinoma consistent with either primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma or occult metastatic breast carcinoma. Immunohistochemical analysis demonstrated positive staining for cytokeratin (CK) 7, estrogen receptor, and progesterone receptor, and negative staining for p63, podoplanin, CK20, and thyroid transcription factor 1...
December 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099342/successful-surgical-treatment-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-arising-from-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Cheng Huang, Zhichao Lai, Mu He, Biyun Zhai, Liangrui Zhou, Xiao Long
RATIONALE: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a disabling inflammatory disease mainly affecting apocrine glands. Marjolin ulcer (MU) is a term used to describe a rare type of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) arising within sites of chronic wounds or preexisting scars. Chronic HS may result in a rare type of SCC, MU, which has a poor prognosis due to its high metastatic rate. CONCERNS OF THE PATIENT: Here we reported a 60-year-old male who developed SCC on the right buttock after suffering from HS for 15 years...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099266/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-gastrointestinal-disorders-in-the-danish-population
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Jaimie L Gradus, Dóra Körmendiné Farkas, Elisabeth Svensson, Vera Ehrenstein, Timothy L Lash, Henrik Toft Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Evidence for the association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and gastrointestinal (GI) disorders is mixed, owing in part to methodologic differences across studies. Further, studies which have combined GI disorders or symptoms for examination as one overall category may potentially obscure associations between PTSD and individual GI diagnoses. METHODS: This nationwide cohort study examined the incidence of all major non-malignant GI disorders in patients with a prior PTSD diagnosis (n = 4,076), compared to the general population incidence from 1995-2013, using Danish medical registry data...
January 17, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099173/surgical-approach-for-ulcerated-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-a-single-center-experience-a-retrospective-study
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Rita Laforgia, Clelia Punzo, Annunziata Panebianco, Annalisa Volpi, Marina Minafra, Maria Grazia Sederino
AIM: The aim of our retrospective study is to analyze surgical possibilities for the extended LABC in those cases not suitable for a neoadjuvant chemotherapy step and to consider various reconstruction techniques. MATERIAL OF STUDY: Between 2009 and 2015 we enrolled 11 patients, admitted to the Emergency Department, presenting ulcerated LABC that needed palliative surgical demolitive procedures because of bleeding and anemia and in which was necessary to use natural tissues transposition or synthetic substitutes for the reconstruction of the skin flaps...
January 12, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095874/clinicopathological-study-of-9-cases-of-prostate-cancer-involving-the-rectal-wall
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Tao Tang, Zhengduo Yang, Dan Zhang, Jie Qu, Guang Liu, Shiwu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer involving the rectal wall is rare and may lead to diagnostic pitfalls. CASE PRESENTATION: Out of 9504 patients with rectal tumors between January 2003 and January 2015, 9 patients (elderly with a mean age of 74 years) with prostate cancer involving the rectal wall were clinically misdiagnosed with rectal cancer. The lesions were located in the rectum, and included 3 circumferential rectal masses, 1 ulceration lesion, 1 crater-like mass, and 4 protruding lesions...
January 17, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088584/proton-pump-inhibition-and-cancer-therapeutics-a-specific-tumor-targeting-or-it-is-a-phenomenon-secondary-to-a-systemic-buffering
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Enrico Spugnini, Stefano Fais
One of the unsolved mysteries in oncology includes the strategies that cancer cells adopt to cope with an adverse microenvironment. However, we knew, from the Warburg's discovery that through their metabolism based on sugar fermentation, cancer cells acidify their microenvironment and this progressive acidification induces a selective pressure, leading to the development of very malignant cells entirely armed to survive in the hostile microenvironment generated by their own metabolism. In the last decades a primordial role for proton exchangers has been supported as a key tumor advantage in facing off the acidic milieu...
January 11, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080207/laparoscopic-gastropleural-fistula-repair-a-minimally-invasive-solution-for-a-complex-problem
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Ran B Luo, Shanglei Liu, Jonathan C DeLong, Garth R Jacobsen, Bryan J Sandler, Santiago Horgan
INTRODUCTION: Gastropleural fistula (GPF) is a complex pathology that can present as a result of surgery, trauma, peptic ulcer disease, malignancies, radiation, or chemotherapy. Management typically includes endoscopic or surgical intervention along with intraabdominal or intrathoracic drainage of pre-existing infection. Traditionally, surgical approaches have been through exploratory laparotomy or thoracotomy, subjecting already ill patients to additional morbidity. CASE REPORT: We describe and demonstrate a laparoscopic minimally invasive approach to the management of a GPF with a wedge resection of the stomach, along with a review of the current literature regarding GPF treatment...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079340/serum-tryptase-levels-in-melanoma-patients-case-control-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Giovanni Paolino, Elisa Moliterni, Dario Didona, Michele Cardone, Teresa Lopez, Valentina Garelli, Antonio G Richetta, Ugo Bottoni, Carmen Cantisani, Alfredo Rossi, Stefano Calvieri
BACKGROUND: Serum tryptase results from the constant release of the enzyme from mast cells and serum tryptase levels are commonly considered to be related to the total number of mast cells. They are increased in several malignancies, as pancreatic carcinoma, angiosarcoma, hepatic carcinoma and proliferative and/or non- proliferative hematological disorders. Contrariwise, it has been reported that the number of tryptase+ and chymase+ mast cells was lower in deeply invasive melanoma compared to in-situ melanoma and dysplastic nevi...
January 12, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076386/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-for-predicting-loss-of-response-to-infliximab-in-ulcerative-colitis
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Yu Nishida, Shuhei Hosomi, Hirokazu Yamagami, Tomomi Yukawa, Koji Otani, Yasuaki Nagami, Fumio Tanaka, Koichi Taira, Noriko Kamata, Tetsuya Tanigawa, Masatsugu Shiba, Kenji Watanabe, Toshio Watanabe, Kazunari Tominaga, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
OBJECTIVES: Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been used to determine the outcome in malignancies and coronary heart disease. Some reports considered the value of NLR as a predictor of response to infliximab in patients with Crohn's disease or rheumatoid arthritis; however, no similar studies have been reported for ulcerative colitis (UC). This study aimed to evaluate the clinical significance of the baseline NLR in patients with UC treated by infliximab. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with moderate-to-severe active UC who received the first infliximab infusion in our hospital between 2010 and 2015, who showed clinical response during the induction period, were retrospectively evaluated for long-term outcomes and risk factors for loss of response (LOR) during infliximab maintenance therapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076252/a-clinical-aid-for-detecting-skin-cancer-the-triage-amalgamated-dermoscopic-algorithm-tada
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T Rogers, M L Marino, S W Dusza, S Bajaj, R P Usatine, M A Marchetti, A A Marghoob
PURPOSE: Family physicians (FPs) frequently evaluate skin lesions but may not have the necessary training to accurately and confidently identify lesions that require skin biopsy or specialist referral. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of a new, simplified dermoscopy algorithm for skin cancer detection. METHODS: In this cross-sectional, observation study, attendees of a dermoscopy course evaluated 50 polarized dermoscopy images of skin lesions (27 malignant and 23 benign) using the Triage Amalgamated Dermoscopic Algorithm (TADA)...
November 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070861/efficacy-and-safety-of-vedolizumab-in-ulcerative-colitis-and-crohn-s-disease-patients-stratified-by-age
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Vijay Yajnik, Nabeel Khan, Marla Dubinsky, Jeffrey Axler, Alexandra James, Brihad Abhyankar, Karen Lasch
INTRODUCTION: The efficacy and safety of vedolizumab, a gut-selective α4β7 integrin antibody, were demonstrated in the GEMINI 1 and GEMINI 2 clinical trials of adults aged 18-80 years. We investigated the efficacy and safety of vedolizumab in patients stratified by age from the GEMINI trials. METHODS: Safety and efficacy, including clinical response, clinical remission, and corticosteroid-free remission, at week 6 and/or 52 were determined post hoc in patients aged <35, 35 to <55, and ≥55 years...
January 9, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061538/palliative-radiotherapy-for-skin-malignancies
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Winston Vuong, Jessica Lin, Randy L Wei
Palliative radiotherapy (PRT) improves patient quality of life (QoL) through alleviating cancer-associated symptoms such as pain, bleeding, and ulceration. Palliative management of patients with skin malignancies requires consideration of cosmetic and psychosocial outcomes as QoL measures. In this review, we highlight the current literature and advances in the use of PRT for patients with the three most commonly encountered forms of skin malignancies: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma...
December 19, 2016: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058449/impact-of-ct-enterography-on-the-diagnosis-of-small-bowel-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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Rogerio N Vasconcelos, Steven G Dolan, John M Barlow, Michael L Wells, Shannon P Sheedy, Jeff L Fidler, Stephanie Hansel, Scott Harmsen, Joel G Fletcher
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose is to determine the impact of CT enterography on small bowel gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) detection and biologic aggressiveness, and to identify any imaging findings that correlate with biologic aggressiveness. METHODS: Records of patients with histologically confirmed small bowel GISTs who underwent CT imaging were reviewed. Biologic aggressiveness was based on initial histologic grading (very low, low, intermediate, high grade; or malignant), with upgrade to malignant category if local or distant metastases developed during clinical follow-up...
January 5, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058023/laparoscopic-and-endoscopic-co-operative-surgery-for-non-ampullary-duodenal-tumors
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Daisuke Ichikawa, Shuhei Komatsu, Osamu Dohi, Yuji Naito, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Kazuhiro Kamada, Kazuma Okamoto, Yoshito Itoh, Eigo Otsuji
AIM: To assess the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic and endoscopic co-operative surgery (LECS) for early non-ampullary duodenal tumors. METHODS: Twelve patients with a non-ampullary duodenal tumor underwent LECS at our hospital. One patient had two mucosal lesions in the duodenum. The indication for this procedure was the presence of duodenal tumors with a low risk for lymph node metastasis. In particular, the tumors included small (less than 10 mm) submucosal tumors (SMT) and epithelial mucosal tumors, such as mucosal cancers or large mucosal adenomas with malignant suspicion...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054522/clinicopathological-correlation-of-skin-tumors-a-dermatologist-s-perspective
#16
Namitha Chathra, Ramesh Bhat
BACKGROUND: Tumors of the skin may be encountered by a dermatologist either as presenting complaints or as incidental findings. Certain tumors are easily recognized clinically, while others can only be diagnosed by histopathology. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To analyze the pattern of skin tumors through clinical and histopathological correlation and to assess the role of a dermatologist in the treatment of tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of histopathologically-diagnosed skin tumors seen in dermatology outpatient department from May 2011 to June 2013...
July 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053340/population-screening-and-treatment-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection
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REVIEW
Anthony O'Connor, Colm A O'Morain, Alexander C Ford
Helicobacter pylori is an important human pathogen, associated with a substantial burden from both malignant and non-malignant diseases. The bacterium is classed as a human carcinogen, being strongly linked with gastric cancer, the third most common cause of cancer death worldwide and is also associated with common conditions such as dyspepsia and peptic ulcer. Eradication of H. pylori reduces the incidence of gastric cancer and peptic ulcer, as well as the prevalence and costs of managing dyspepsia. Economic analyses suggest that eradication of H...
January 5, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052412/identifying-potentially-avoidable-readmissions-a-medication-based-15-day-readmission-risk-stratification-algorithm
#18
Sreemanee Raaj Dorajoo, Vincent See, Chen Teng Chan, Joyce Zhenyin Tan, Doreen Su Yin Tan, Siti Maryam Binte Abdul Razak, Ting Ting Ong, Narendran Koomanan, Chun Wei Yap, Alexandre Chan
BACKGROUND: Stratifying patients according to 15-day readmission risk would be useful in identifying those who may benefit from targeted interventions during and/or following hospital discharge that are designed to reduce the likelihood of readmission. METHODS: A prediction model was derived via a case-control analysis of patients discharged from a tertiary hospital in Singapore using multivariate logistic regression. The model was validated in two independent external cohorts separated temporally and geographically...
January 4, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050913/technological-review-on-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-available-equipment-recent-developments-and-emerging-techniques
#19
Georgios Mavrogenis, Juergen Hochberger, Pierre Deprez, Morteza Shafazand, Dimitri Coumaros, Katsumi Yamamoto
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is widely practiced in Japan and the Eastern World and is rapidly expanding in western countries for the management of early malignancies of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tube. In addition, novel therapeutic applications deriving from ESD have emerged including the treatment of achalasia, of submucosal tumors, of diverticula, of strictures and of reflux disease. An ESD procedure necessitates not only skills and specific training, but also familiarization with a vast spectrum of devices (endoscopes, high-frequency generators and their settings, endoknives, hoods, irrigation devices) and techniques (such as countertraction, artificial ulcer closure), that render the procedure faster, more efficient and safer...
January 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049509/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-a-refractory-skin-ulcer-after-radical-mastectomy-and-radiation-therapy-a-case-report
#20
Mitsuhiro Enomoto, Kazuyoshi Yagishita, Kae Okuma, Takuya Oyaizu, Yasushi Kojima, Atsushi Okubo, Takuma Maeda, Satoko Miyamoto, Atsushi Okawa
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy is performed as an adjuvant therapy when indicated following surgical resection of malignant tumors. However, radiation exposure induces acute or chronic dermatitis, depending on the radiation dose, interval, tissue volume, or irradiated area of the body. Radiation-induced skin ulcers and osteomyelitis of the underlying bone are intractable late-stage complications of radiation therapy, and often require reconstructive surgery to cover exposed tissue. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been suggested as a treatment for delayed radiation injury with soft tissue and bony necrosis...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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