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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743173/improvement-and-persistent-disparities-in-completion-lymph-node-dissection-lessons-from-the-national-cancer-database
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Brian S Chu, Wima Koffi, Richard S Hoehn, Audrey Ertel, Shimul A Shah, Syed A Ahmad, Jeffrey J Sussman, Heather B Neuman, Daniel E Abbott
BACKGROUND: Completion lymph node dissection (CLND) is recommended for melanoma patients with positive sentinel lymph node biopsies (SLNB); however, 50% do not undergo CLND. We sought to determine CLND trends over time, and factors contributing to variability. METHODS: The NCDB was queried for patients undergoing wide local excision (WLE), with or without SLNB and CLND. Cohorts were created based on demographic/socioeconomic variables and era of treatment (Era 1: 2003-07, Era 2: 2008-12)...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743170/current-trends-in-patient-enrollment-for-robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-prostatectomy-in-belgium
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Simone Albisinni, Steven Joniau, Thierry Quackels, Greet De Coster, Peter Dekuyper, Ben Van Cleynenbreugel, Nancy Van Damme, Elisabeth Van Eycken, Filip Ameye, Thierry Roumeguère
BACKGROUND: During the last decade, an inverse stage migration has been observed in radical prostatectomy series at tertiary centers. However, it remains unclear whether similar trends can also be observed in solely robotic practices, including nonreferral centers. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical and pathological trends in robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) enrollment in Belgium over a period of 6 years through an analysis of a prospective registry...
July 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742714/impact-of-extracapsular-lymph-node-involvement-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-therapy-followed-by-surgery-in-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus-a-multicenter-study
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Lieven P Depypere, Johnny Moons, Christophe Mariette, Xavier B D'Journo, Pascal A Thomas, Arnulf H Hölscher, Elfriede Bollschweiler, Mark I van Berge-Henegouwen, Jan J B Van Lanschot, Toni E M R Lerut, Philippe R Nafteux
OBJECTIVES: The current study aims to examine the impact of extracapsular lymph node involvement (EC-LNI) on survival for both esophageal adenocarcinoma (AC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (nCRT) followed by surgery. BACKGROUND: Studies have demonstrated the negative prognostic value of EC-LNI in primary surgery, but its impact after nCRT remains unclear. METHODS: From the databases of 6 European high-volume centers 1505 patients with R0 resections were withheld...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742702/trends-on-axillary-surgery-in-nondistant-metastatic-breast-cancer-patients-treated-between-2011-and-2015-a-dutch-population-based-study-in-the-acosog-z0011-and-amaros-era
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Ingrid G M Poodt, Pauline E R Spronk, Guusje Vugts, Thijs van Dalen, M T F D Vrancken Peeters, Marjolijn L Rots, Anne Kuijer, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen, Robert-Jan Schipper
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate patterns of care in axillary surgery for Dutch clinical T1-4N0M0 (cT1-4N0M0) breast cancer patients and to assess the effect of the American College for Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG)-Z0011 and After Mapping of the Axilla: Radiotherapy Or Surgery (AMAROS) trial on axillary surgery patterns in Dutch cT1-2N0M0 sentinel node positive breast cancer patients. BACKGROUND: Since publication of the ACOSOG-Z0011 and AMAROS trial, omitting a completion axillary lymph node dissection (cALND) in sentinel node positive breast cancer patients is proposed in selected patients...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742691/impact-of-lymph-node-yield-on-overall-survival-in-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-followed-by-esophagectomy-for-cancer-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-the-netherlands
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Els Visser, Peter S N van Rossum, Jelle P Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of lymph node yield (LNY) on survival in patients treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) followed by esophagectomy for cancer. BACKGROUND: The value of an extended lymphadenectomy after nCRT for esophageal cancer is debated. Recent reports demonstrate no association between LNY and survival. This association has not yet been evaluated in larger cohorts. METHODS: All patients who underwent nCRT followed by esophagectomy between 2005 and 2014 were identified from the Netherlands Cancer Registry...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742689/lymphangiogenic-gene-expression-is-associated-with-lymph-node-recurrence-and-poor-prognosis-after-partial-hepatectomy-for-colorectal-liver-metastasis
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Thomas T Vellinga, Onno Kranenburg, Nicola Frenkel, Inge Ubink, Dieuwke Marvin, Klaas Govaert, Susanne van Schelven, Jeroen Hagendoorn, Inne H Borel Rinkes
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relevance of lymphangiogenic gene expression in primary and liver metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) and identify determinants of lymphatic invasion. BACKGROUND: Lymphatic development promoting vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGFC) is associated with poor outcome in primary CRC. For colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM), intrahepatic lymph invasion and lymph node metastasis are poor prognostic factors. Exact biological factors promoting lymphatic involvement remain elusive, just as the association with molecular subtypes of CRC...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742611/a-rare-presentation-of-a-morel-lavallee-lesion-of-the-lower-leg-successfully-treated-with-ultrasound-guided-aspiration
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Audrey Falconi, Holly Crellin, Chelsea Tagawa
A Morel-Lavallee lesion (MLL) is a relatively rare condition that is caused by a traumatic shearing force. This force leads to a closed degloving injury of the subcutaneous tissue and fascia that creates a potential space that can fill with lymph, blood, and necrotic fat. The MLLs are traditionally seen after high impact trauma and typically located at the greater trochanter and pelvis, although recent reports have found them to be located at the knee, thigh, and lower leg. The MLLs typically present as swelling at the site of injury, which can be difficult to differentiate from several other diagnoses...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742428/neck-and-upper-limb-dysfunction-in-patients-following-neck-dissection-looking-beyond-the-shoulder
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Elise M Gane, Shaun P O'Leary, Anna L Hatton, Benedict J Panizza, Steven M McPhail
Objective To measure patient-perceived upper limb and neck function following neck dissection and to investigate potential associations between clinical factors, symptoms, and function. Study Design Cross-sectional. Setting Two tertiary hospitals in Brisbane, Australia. Subjects and Methods Inclusion criteria: patients treated with neck dissection (2009-2014). EXCLUSION CRITERIA: aged <18 years, accessory nerve or sternocleidomastoid sacrifice, previous neck dissection, preexisting shoulder/neck injury, and inability to provide informed consent (cognition, insufficient English)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742204/mir-144-functions-as-tumor-suppressor-by-targeting-pim1-in-gastric-cancer
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K Ren, Q-Q Liu, Z-F An, D-P Zhang, X-H Chen
OBJECTIVE: Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most prevalent types of malignant disease Worldwide. Mounting evidence has demonstrated the involvement of miRNAs in the development of GC. One of these miRNAs, miR-144 has been found aberrantly expressed in a variety of human malignancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: GC tissues were collected from patients, and the level of miR-144 was determined by qRT-PCR. GC cell lines SGC7901 and AGS were used as model cell lines and the anti-tumor effect of miR-144 in both cells were examined...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742203/expression-levels-and-roles-of-emc-6-beclin1-and-rab5a-in-the-cervical-cancer
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M-X Shen, J-B Ding
OBJECTIVE: This study is to investigate the role of EMC-6 in the pathogenesis of cervical cancer, especially concerning its relationship with autophagy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Totally 100 invasive cervical cancer, 80 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), and 80 normal cervical tissue samples were obtained. Expression levels of EMC-6, Beclin1, and Rab5a in the tissues were detected by immunohistochemistry. RESULTS: Our results showed that positive staining of EMC-6 was mainly located in the nucleus...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742156/ct-pattern-analysis-of-necrotizing-and-nonnecrotizing-lymph-nodes-in-kikuchi-disease
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Eun Jung Shim, Kyung Mi Lee, Eui Jong Kim, Hyug-Gi Kim, Ji Hye Jang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether a CT interpretation with imaging pattern analysis differentiates Kikuchi disease (KD) from the two more frequently encountered differential lymph nodes diagnoses of tuberculous lymphadenopathy (TL) and reactive hyperplasia (RH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2012 and July 2015, 20 patients with KD (6 men, 14 women; mean age, 27.80 years), 36 patients with RH (10 men, 26 women; mean age, 33.08 years) and 34 patients with TL (17 men, 17 women; mean age, 39...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742120/virus-induced-asthma-attack-the-importance-of-allergic-inflammation-in-response-to-viral-antigen-in-an-animal-model-of-asthma
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Christopher Skappak, Ramses Ilarraza, Ying-Qi Wu, Matthew G Drake, Darryl J Adamko
Asthma exacerbation can be a life-threatening condition, and is most often triggered by common respiratory viruses. Poor asthma control and worsening of respiratory function is associated with increased airway inflammation, including eosinophilia. Prevention of asthma exacerbation relies on treatment with corticosteroids, which preferentially inhibit allergic inflammation like eosinophils. Human studies demonstrate that inactivated virus can trigger eosinophil activation in vitro through antigen presentation and memory CD4+ lymphocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741452/young-age-and-male-sex-can-predict-for-a-large-volume-central-neck-lymph-node-metastasis-in-clinical-n0-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma
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Hye-Seon Oh, Suyeon Park, Mijin Kim, Hyemi Kwon, Eyun Song, Tae-Yon Sung, Yu-Mi Lee, Won Gu Kim, Tae Yong Kim, YoungKee Shong, Won Bae Kim, MinJi Jeon
<b><i>Background</i></b> Large-volume lymph node metastasis (LNM) is associated with poor clinical outcomes in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) patients. However, sensitivity in the detection of central neck LNM on preoperative neck ultrasonography (US) is believed to be low. The aim of this study is to investigate the preoperative clinical factors associated with large volume LNM in clinical N0 PTMC patients. <b><i>Methods</i></b> In all, 2329 clinical N0 PTMC patients who underwent total thyroidectomy with prophylactic central lymph node (LN) dissection were evaluated...
July 25, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741409/foxp3-expression-in-lymph-node-metastases-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Mehtap Boduc, Marion Roessler, Robert Mandic, Christoph Netzer, Christian Güldner, Ute Walliczek-Dworschak, Boris A Stuck, Magis Mandapathil
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence and activity of regulatory T cells in patients with cancer correlates with poor prognosis. These cells are characterized by their expression of Forkhead box protein-3 (Foxp3). Squamous cell carcinoma is the most prevalent type of cancer in the head and neck region with overall poor survival rates, also due to early spread of metastatic cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Primary tumor specimens as well as lymph node specimens harvested during neck dissection of 65 patients with a diagnosis of HNSCC were subjected to immunohistochemical and H-score analysis of Foxp3 expression...
July 25, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741376/rate-of-symptomatic-lymphocele-formation-after-extraperitoneal-vs-transperitoneal-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-and-bilateral-pelvic-lymphadenectomy
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David Horovitz, Xiang Lu, Changyong Feng, Edward M Messing, Jean Volny Joseph
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: With the peritoneum acting as a natural surface for lymphatic reabsorption, transperitoneal robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (tRARP) is thought to be associated with a lower incidence of symptomatic lymphocele (SL) compared to its extraperitoneal counterpart (eRARP) when bilateral pelvic lymph node dissection (BPLND) is performed. Herein, we aim to determine if there is a difference in SL formation and characteristics between the two approaches. METHODS: We reviewed the records of patients who underwent eRARP or tRARP and BPLND at a tertiary care academic center from July 1, 2003 to May 31, 2016...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741308/what-is-your-diagnosis-lymph-node-aspirates-from-a-dog-with-prominent-lymphadenomegaly
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Charalampos Attipa, Fiona Brooks, Alison Wilson, Ragnhild Skulberg, Kate English
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 24, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741286/interleukin-6-receptor-il-6r-was-an-independent-prognostic-factor-in-cervical-cancer
#17
Shaohong Luan, Zhijie An, Shuna Bi, Long Chen, Jun Fan
IL-6 has been found to be associated with poor response to chemoradiotherapy and poor overall prognosis of patients with cervical cancer. However, little is known about the clinicopathological significance of IL-6 receptor (IL-6R) expression in the setting of cervical cancer. To investigate the clinicopathological meaning of IL-6R in cervical cancer, expression of IL-6R was detected using immunohistochemistry in cervical cancer tissue microarray composed of 98 cases of cervical cancer and paired normal controls...
July 25, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741261/hereditary-breast-cancer-associated-with-cowden-syndrome-related-pten-mutation-with-lhermitte-duclos-disease
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Fuyo Kimura, Ai Ueda, Eiichi Sato, Jiro Akimoto, Hiroshi Kaise, Kimito Yamada, Mari Hosonaga, Yuko Kawai, Saeko Teraoka, Miki Okazaki, Takashi Ishikawa
BACKGROUND: Cowden syndrome is characterized by multiple hamartomas in various tissues, including the skin, brain, breast, thyroid, mucous membrane, and gastrointestinal tract, and is reported to increase the risk of malignant disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 52-year-old woman in whom a tumor was diagnosed in the left cerebellar hemisphere and treated by surgical resection. Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) mutation in exon 8 insertion was found in the brain tumor tissue and leukocytes...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741246/successful-resection-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-esophageal-cancer-with-posterior-thoracic-paraaortic-lymph-node-metastasis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yuji Shishido, Hiroshi Miyata, Keijirou Sugimura, Masaaki Motoori, Norikatsu Miyoshi, Masayoshi Yasui, Takeshi Omori, Masayuki Ohue, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, Masahiko Yano
Metastasis to the posterior thoracic paraaortic lymph nodes rarely occurs in esophageal cancer, and a treatment strategy has not been established. We treated two cases of esophageal cancer with this type of metastasis; in both cases, we successfully performed surgical resection after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. In case 1, the patient received neoadjuvant chemotherapy, which consisted of docetaxel, cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil, and then underwent dissection of the posterior thoracic paraaortic lymph nodes. The left thoracic approach was used together with subtotal esophagectomy via a right thoracotomy...
July 24, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741199/radioactive-iodine-ablation-decrease-recurrences-in-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-with-lateral-lymph-node-metastasis-in-chinese-patients
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Shuai Xue, Peisong Wang, Jia Liu, Guang Chen
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to carry out a retrospective study from a single institution to determine whether radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation decreases the risk of recurrence of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) patients that presented with lateral lymph node metastasis (LLNM). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a total of 6361 consecutive PTMC patients who initially underwent surgery for the treatment of thyroid carcinoma at the First Hospital of Jilin University, between January 2005 and February 2015...
July 24, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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