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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138840/low-dosage-of-arsenic-trioxide-inhibits-vasculogenic-mimicry-in-hepatoblastoma-without-cell-apoptosis
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Feng Zhang, Chun-Mei Zhang, Shu Li, Kun-Kun Wang, Bin-Bin Guo, Yao Fu, Lu-Yang Liu, Yu Zhang, Hai-Yu Jiang, Chang-Jun Wu
Hepatoblastoma (HB) is the most common type of pediatric liver malignancy, which predominantly occurs in young children (aged <5 years), and continues to be a therapeutic challenge in terms of metastasis and drug resistance. As a new pattern of tumor blood supply, vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is a channel structure lined by tumor cells rather than endothelial cells, which contribute to angiogenesis. VM occurs in a variety of solid tumor types, including liver cancer, such as hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the effect of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) on VM...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108844/liver-transplantation-for-primary-hepatic-malignancies-of-childhood-the-unos-experience
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Emma C Hamilton, Julius Balogh, Duc T Nguyen, Edward A Graviss, Andras A Heczey, Mary T Austin
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine factors associated with patient and graft survival following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in children and adolescents with primary hepatic malignancies. METHODS: The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database was queried for all patients <18years old who received an OLT with a primary malignant liver tumor between 1987 and 2012 (n=544). Five-year patient and graft survival were determined using Kaplan-Meier methodology, and independent predictors of survival were determined using multivariate Cox proportional hazards model...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050111/-a-long-term-follow-up-report-of-pediatric-relapsed-wilms-tumor-after-retreatment
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T Y Wang, C Pan, Y J Gao, W T Hu, Q D Ye, M Zhou, J Y Tang
Objective: To investigate the long-term efficacy and prognostic factors of pediatric relapsed Wilms tumor (WT) after retreatment. Method: Sixteen children in Shanghai Children's Medical Center with relapsed Wilms tumor were enrolled consecutively in this study between April 2006 and June 2016. All patients were diagnosed according to pathology, imaging and medical and surgical oncologist's assistance. Relapse treatment included surgical excision, chemotherapy and selective radiation therapy. The clinical features, long-term outcomes and prognostic factors of patients were analyzed retrospectively...
October 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030760/patient-specific-dosimetry-of-99m-tc-hynic-tyr-3-octreotide-in-children
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Xinchi Hou, Bozena Birkenfeld, Hanna Piwowarska-Bilska, Anna Celler
BACKGROUND: Technetium-99m-hydrazinonicotinamide-Tyr(3)-octreotide ((99m)Tc-HYNIC-TOC) is recognized as a promising radiopharmaceutical for diagnosing neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). However, (99m)Tc-HYNIC-TOC dosimetry has been investigated only for adults. As pediatric radionuclide therapies become increasingly common, similar dosimetric studies for children are urgently needed. The aim of this study is to report personalized image-based biodistributions and dosimetry evaluations for children studies performed using (99m)Tc-HYNIC-TOC and to compare them with those from adult subjects...
October 13, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991326/-cerebral-hydatid-disease-report-of-six-pediatric-cases
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Martín Brízuela, Claudia Sarkis, Roberto González, Patricia Paulin, Fabiana Lubieniecki, Griselda Berberian
Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection whose etiologic agent is Echinococcus granulosus. Human is an accidental intermediate host and the most common site is the liver. The brain involvement is unusual and up to 75% of cases are described in the pediatric population. We present six children with cerebral hydatid disease admitted to the Pediatric Hospital J.P. Garrahan. All had neurological involvement on admission. The images showed single cystic lesion in the brain. They did not present involvement in other organs...
June 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980061/applications-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-pediatric-abdomen
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Aikaterini Ntoulia, Sudha A Anupindi, Kassa Darge, Susan J Back
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a radiation-free, safe, and in specific clinical settings, highly sensitive imaging modality. Over the recent decades, there is cumulating experience and a large volume of published safety and efficacy data on pediatric CEUS applications. Many of these applications have been directly translated from adults, while others are unique to the pediatric population. The most frequently reported intravenous abdominal applications of CEUS in children are the characterization of focal liver lesions, monitoring of solid abdominal tumor response to treatment, and the evaluation of intra-abdominal parenchymal injuries in selected cases of blunt abdominal trauma...
October 4, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965581/low-blood-lead-levels-impair-intellectual-and-hematological-function-in-children-from-cartagena-caribbean-coast-of-colombia
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Neda Alvarez-Ortega, Karina Caballero-Gallardo, Jesus Olivero-Verbel
Lead produces numerous biochemical and physiological changes in humans, including hematological disorders, toxic effects on the central nervous system and in the function of several organs. The aim of this study was to determine blood lead levels (BLL) in children from Cartagena, Colombia, associating those with hematological and liver damage markers, the intelligence quotient (IQ), as well as with gene expression of the aminolevulinate dehydratase (ALAD), superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1), gamma interferon (INF-γ), tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and tumor protein (p53)...
December 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953529/anti-tnf%C3%AE-treatment-in-children-and-adolescents-with-combined-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-autoimmune-liver-disease
#8
Natalia Nedelkopoulou, Babu Vadamalayan, Diego Vergani, Giorgina Mieli-Vergani
OBJECTIVES: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and autoimmune liver disease (AILD) are closely associated, the former often dictating progression of the latter. Antibodies to tumor necrosis factor alpha (anti- TNFα) are effective in the management of IBD, but may cause liver injury. METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records of patients with juvenile AILD who received anti-TNFα for IBD to evaluate the safety and efficacy of anti-TNFα. RESULTS: Eleven patients (6 males), aged 9-15y (median 13y) were identified...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951274/spinal-metastasis-of-unknown-primary-accompanied-by-neurologic-deficit-or-vertebral-instability
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Abdurrahman Aycan, Sebahattin Celik, Fetullah Kuyumcu, Mehmet Edip Akyol, Mehmet Arslan, Erkan Dogan, Harun Arslan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Spinal bone metastases are common. They are mostly localized to the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine. The most common primaries to result in spinal metastases include lung, breast, and prostate carcinomas in adults as opposed to leukemia, Ewing sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and neuroblastoma in children. In patients diagnosed with cancer, bone metastases are found in 40% and spinal metastases in 10%. In this study, we reviewed 25 patients diagnosed with a spinal metastasis of unknown primary who presented with low back pain or acute-onset neurologic deficits and underwent operative treatment...
September 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937543/cholangiocarcinoma-among-children-and-adolescents-a-review-of-the-literature-and-seer-database-analysis
#10
Jennifer R Newsome, Rajkumar Venkatramani, Andras Heczey, Heather E Danysh, Douglas S Fishman, Tamir Miloh
OBJECTIVES: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a biliary malignancy found primarily in adults. The incidence of CCA in children is unknown. The aim of this study was to describe characteristics of CCA in children and adolescents. METHODS: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER 18) database, we identified incident cases of CCA diagnosed at <20 years of age during the period of 1973-2013. Additionally, we reviewed published case reports describing pediatric patients with CCA...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927977/the-role-of-pulmonary-metastasectomy-for-hepatoblastoma-in-children-with-metastasis-at-diagnosis-results-from-the-jplt-2-study
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Tomoro Hishiki, Kenichiro Watanabe, Kohmei Ida, Ken Hoshino, Tomoko Iehara, Yuki Aoki, Takuro Kazama, Kentaro Kihira, Yuichi Takama, Tomoaki Taguchi, Junya Fujimura, Shohei Honda, Kimikazu Matsumoto, Makiko Mori, Michihiro Yano, Akiko Yokoi, Yukichi Tanaka, Hiroshi Fuji, Osamu Miyazaki, Kenichi Yoshimura, Tetsuya Takimoto, Eiso Hiyama
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to clarify the role of pulmonary metastasectomy in hepatoblastomas with lung metastasis at diagnosis. We reviewed cases enrolled in the JPLT-2 study. METHODS: A total of 360 cases with hepatoblastoma were enrolled. The clinical courses and outcome of 60 cases with pulmonary metastasis at diagnosis were reviewed, focusing on metastasectomy. RESULTS: Induction chemotherapy resulted in eradication of nodules in 26, residual nodules in 33, and early treatment-related death in one...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921939/extreme-hepatic-resections-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-hepatoblastoma-are-planned-close-margins-an-acceptable-approach
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Adriana Fonseca, Abha Gupta, Furqan Shaikh, Raveena Ramphal, Vicky Ng, Ian McGilvray, J Ted Gerstle
BACKGROUND: Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is considered the standard for children with hepatoblastoma (HB) in whom complete surgical resection is not possible. However, OLT is not always available or feasible. OBJECTIVE: To describe the outcome of children with HB who were initially deemed unresectable and underwent complex hepatectomy with planned close margins, and ultimately avoided OLT. METHODS: Demographic data, surgical and pathologic details, and survival information were collected from children treated for HB between January 2010 to December 2015...
September 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921384/can-diffusion-weighted-imaging-distinguish-between-benign-and-malignant-pediatric-liver-tumors
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Pablo Caro-Domínguez, Abha A Gupta, Govind B Chavhan
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on utility of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in the evaluation of pediatric liver lesions. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether qualitative and quantitative DWI can be used to differentiate benign and malignant pediatric liver lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed MRIs in children with focal liver lesions to qualitatively evaluate lesions noting diffusion restriction, T2 shine-through, increased diffusion, hypointensity on DWI and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps, and intermediate signal on both, and to measure ADC values...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860900/portal-vein-stenting-for-delayed-jejunal-varix-bleeding-associated-with-portal-venous-occlusion-after-hepatobiliary-and-pancreatic-surgery
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Dongho Hyun, Kwang Bo Park, Sung Ki Cho, Hong Suk Park, Sung Wook Shin, Sung Wook Choo, Young Soo Do, In Wook Choo, Dong Wook Choi
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to describe portal stenting for postoperative portal occlusion with delayed (≥ 3 months) variceal bleeding in the afferent jejunal loop. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven consecutive patients (age range, 2-79 years; eight men and three women) who underwent portal stenting between April 2009 and December 2015 were included in the study. Preoperative medical history and the postoperative clinical course were reviewed. Characteristics of portal occlusion and details of procedures were also investigated...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851352/prognostic-roles-of-pathology-markers-immunoexpression-and-clinical-parameters-in-hepatoblastoma
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Jia-Feng Wu, Hsiu-Hao Chang, Meng-Yao Lu, Shiann-Tarng Jou, Kai-Chi Chang, Yen-Hsuan Ni, Mei-Hwei Chang
BACKGROUND: Hepatoblastoma, a leading primary hepatic malignant tumor in children, is originated from primitive hepatic stem cells. We aimed to elucidate the relationships between the histological distribution of β-catenin and hepatic stem cell markers with the clinical outcomes of hepatoblastoma. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry was applied to detect β-catenin and hepatic stem cell markers expression in 31 hepatoblastoma tumors. We analyzed the relationship between the stem cell markers and the clinical course of hepatoblastoma...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834194/pediatric-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-cancer-and-rare-liver-malignancies-us-multi-and-single-center-experience-1981-2015
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Rohan Vinayak, Ruy J Cruz, Sarangarajan Ranganathan, Ravi Mohanka, George Mazariegos, Kyle Soltys, Geoff Bond, Sameh Tadros, Abhinav Humar, J Wallis Marsh, Robert R Selby, Jorge Reyes, Kimberly Haberman, Rakesh Sindhi
Pediatric liver transplantation (LTx) is increasingly performed for rare unresectable liver malignancies other than hepatoblastoma (HBL). PURPOSE: We performed a retrospective review of outcomes after LTx for malignancy in the multi-center US Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients (SRTR, n=677, 1987-2015). We then reviewed the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP, n=74, 1981-2014) experience focusing on LTx for unresectable hepatocellular cancer (HCC), non-HBL embryonal tumors (EMB) and metastatic liver tumors (METS)...
August 17, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816151/quantification-of-pediatric-abdominal-organ-motion-with-a-4-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-method
#17
Jinsoo Uh, Matthew J Krasin, Yimei Li, Xingyu Li, Christopher Tinkle, John T Lucas, Thomas E Merchant, Chiaho Hua
PURPOSE: To characterize respiration-induced abdominal organ motion in children receiving radiation treatment with a 4-dimensional (4D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We analyzed free-breathing coronal 4D MRI datasets acquired from 35 patients (aged 1-20 years) with abdominal tumors. A deformable image registration of the 4D MRI datasets was performed to derive motion trajectories of selected anatomic landmarks, from which organ motions were quantified...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807197/perioperative-blood-transfusion-and-complications-in-children-undergoing-surgery-for-solid-tumors
#18
Dani O Gonzalez, Jennifer N Cooper, Erica Mantell, Peter C Minneci, Katherine J Deans, Jennifer H Aldrink
BACKGROUND: The objective was to assess whether perioperative blood transfusion (PBT) is associated with postoperative complications in children undergoing surgery for a solid tumor. METHODS: Using 2012-2014 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric data, we identified patients aged 0-18 years who underwent surgery (biopsy or resection) for solid tumors. We compared demographic, clinical, and 30-day outcome characteristics between children who did and did not receive a PBT within 72 hours after surgery...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801364/cd47-is-not-over-expressed-in-fibrolamellar-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Tabitha Cooney, Michael C Wei, Arun Rangaswami, Lei Xu, Julien Sage, Florette K Hazard
OBJECTIVES: CD47 is a transmembrane receptor that inhibits phagocytosis. Over-expression of CD47 is associated with an increased risk of tumor growth and metastasis. Clinical trials based on anti-CD47 therapy in adults are underway in a variety of malignancies. CD47 has been shown to be over-expressed in conventional hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a common liver tumor in adults. To our knowledge, there have been no studies to evaluate CD47 expression in the fibrolamellar subtype of HCC (FL-HCC), common in children and young adults...
August 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797988/effects-of-long-term-synbiotic-supplementation-in-addition-to-lifestyle-changes-in-children-with-obesity-related-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Murat Çakır, Ayşe Aksel İşbilen, İlker Eyüpoğlu, Elif Sağ, Asım Örem, Tuğba Mazlum Şen, Neşe Kaklıkkaya, Gülay Kaya
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We aimed to analyze the efficiency of a novel treatment approach, long-term synbiotic supplementation, in addition to lifestyle changes in children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included children with NAFLD (n=28) and a healthy control group (n=30). Children with NAFLD were given 1 capsule/day of synbiotics. Anthropometric parameters; biochemical analysis, including ethanol, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), total oxidant status (TOS) and anti-oxidant status (TAS), zonulin, and fecal calprotectin; and ultrasonographic examination were performed at baseline and 4 months later...
August 9, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
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