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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329418/variability-of-late-night-salivary-cortisol-in-cushing-disease-a-prospective-study
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Zahrae Sandouk, Philip Johnston, Dustin Bunch, Sihe Wang, James Bena, Amir Hamrahian, Laurence Kennedy
Background: The frequency of variable hormonogenesis in patients with Cushing disease (CD) but without cyclical symptoms is unclear. Aim: To assess the frequency of variable hormonogenesis in patients presenting with Cushing disease. Methods: Over a 6-month period patients with confirmed or suspected Cushing disease provided late-night salivary samples for up to 42 consecutive nights. Results: Of 19 patients confirmed to have CD 16 provided at least seven consecutive salivary samples and 13 provided at least 21; these 16 patients are the subjects of this report...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327681/updated-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-guidelines-for-treatment-of-head-and-neck-cancers-2010-2017
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Małgorzata Wierzbicka, Joanna Napierała
INTRODUCTION: The diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations have been changing over the years to improve treatment outcomes and quality of life of Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) patients. AIM: The aim of this study was to present currently recommended Head and Neck Cancer treatment guidelines based on the literature review with particular emphasis on novel approaches the NCCN algorithms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The review of literature covering articles published in the last five years and pointing out essential changes in HNC treatment regarding evidence based medicine...
December 30, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323056/role-of-salivary-biomarkers-in-early-detection-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Nidhi Awasthi
INTRODUCTION: Oral cancer is prevalent worldwide and is a common cause of morbidity and mortality. Despite advances in treatment, the survival of patients with oral cancer has not significantly improved over the past several decades owing to late detection and treatment failures. The present study was undertaken with an objective to explore the role of salivary CYFRA 21-1, CA 19-9, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), total proteins, and amylase as biochemical markers of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and premalignant lesions (PML)...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314070/diagnostic-reliability-of-pretreatment-biopsy-in-malignant-nasoethmoidal-tumors-a-retrospective-study-of-77-cases
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Alberto Schreiber, Vittorio Rampinelli, Marco Ferrari, Davide Mattavelli, Davide Farina, Simonetta Battocchio, Piero Nicolai
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Pretreatment biopsy is crucial in histology-based management of malignant nasoethmoidal tumors, because misdiagnosis can lead to inadequate therapeutic planning. Factors influencing the reliability of biopsy were retrospectively investigated in a tertiary referral center. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: All patients who underwent biopsy, staging magnetic resonance, surgery, and histologic diagnosis for nasoethmoidal tumors in our hospital were retrospectively evaluated...
January 4, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302899/salivary-duct-carcinoma-and-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-of-the-breast-a-comparative-immunohistochemical-study
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Jalal B Jalaly, Souzan Sanati, Rebecca D Chernock, Dikson G Dibe, Samir K El-Mofty
Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is a high-grade salivary gland malignancy with great morphological resemblance to invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the breast. Rarely, female patients may have a past history of both SDC and IDC. When these patients present with distant metastasis, accurate identification of the primary tumor is particularly difficult. Additionally, rare metastasis of SDC to the breast and IDC to the salivary (parotid) gland can also present a diagnostic challenge. Our aim was to develop an immunohistochemical panel that reliably distinguishes SDC from IDC...
January 4, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299794/characterization-of-the-serum-and-salivary-cortisol-response-to-the-intravenous-250%C3%A2-%C3%A2%C2%B5g-acth1-24-stimulation-test
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Brendan J Nolan, Jane Sorbello, Nigel Brown, Goce Dimeski, Warrick J Inder
PURPOSE: The ACTH1-24 stimulation test is commonly used to assess the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Given variations in CBG concentration and binding affinity, serum total cortisol may misclassify some patients. Salivary cortisol correlates well with serum free cortisol but is easier to measure and widely available in commercial laboratories. The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of measuring salivary cortisol during the ACTH1-24 stimulation test. DESIGN AND METHODS: Case-control study in a clinical research facility...
January 3, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290320/-sarcomatoid-carcinoma-of-larynx-a-histological-challenge
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Alejandra Osorio-Velásquez, Carlos M Chiesa-Estomba, Frank A Betances-Reinoso, M Pilar San Miguel-Fraile, José A Ortiz-Rey
INTRODUCTION: Sarcomatoid carcinoma can occur in any part of the body; in the head and neck it occurs most frequently in the major salivary glands, with only about 1% of cases found in the larynx. As it has both epithelial and mesenchymal components, there are many theories concerning its origin and it can prove a diagnostic challenge. CASE REPORT: A 76 year old male smoker presented with dysphonia. Vocal cord injury was found on examination but no lymphadenopathy or metastases were present...
January 2018: Revista Española de Patología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288920/diagnostic-potential-and-future-directions-of-biomarkers-in-gingival-crevicular-fluid-and-saliva-of-periodontal-diseases-review-of-the-current-evidence
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Noha Ayman Ghallab
OBJECTIVES: The holy grail of biomarker research in periodontology is to develop a high impact diagnostics which have a significant impact on clinical decision-making, patient outcomes and healthcare providers. In the field of periodontal diagnostics, oral fluid-based biomarkers have been studied mainly in the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and saliva. METHODS: A literature search was performed using the Cochrane library and PubMed databases from 2000 to January 2017...
December 23, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285375/expression-of-topoisomerase-ii-%C3%AE-protein-in-salivary-gland-tumors
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Asaf Shvero, Ohad Hilly, Golan Bubis, Yaniv Hamzany, Rumelia Koren, Lea Rath-Wolfson
Salivary glands give rise to approximately 30 histological distinct tumor types, which results in a diagnostic challenge for the pathologist. The present retrospective, immunohistochemical study aimed to evaluate the expression of Topoisomerase II-α, a nuclear enzyme, as a diagnostic and prognostic marker in benign and malignant salivary gland tumors, including leomorphic adenoma, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, acinic cell carcinoma and carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma. A total of 59 cases of benign and malignant salivary gland tumors were included in the present study...
December 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274041/intraoral-pigmented-low-grade-adenocarcinoma-not-otherwise-specified-case-report-and-immunohistochemical-study
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Jessica Luana Dos Santos, Albina Messias de Almeida Milani Altemani, Alexandre Elias Trivellato, Cássio Edvard Sverzut, Luciana Yamamoto Almeida, Lucas Ribeiro Teixeira, Alfredo Ribeiro-Silva, Jorge Esquiche León
Salivary adenocarcinoma, not otherwise specified (AdCaNOS) is a rare malignant tumor with potential diagnostic challenge, which mainly affects the parotid glands; however, the minor salivary glands can also be involved by AdCaNOS. This paper reports a case of a 45-year-old Afro-descendant woman complaining of a slow-growing mass with 6 months of evolution in the left superior vestibular fornix. Microscopic examination revealed an infiltrative epithelial neoplasm composed of predominantly solid growth pattern, arranged in a lobular configuration, admixed with glandular or ductal structures...
December 22, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258258/galectins-and-carcinogenesis-their-role-in-head-and-neck-carcinomas-and-thyroid-carcinomas
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REVIEW
Nadège Kindt, Fabrice Journe, Ghanem E Ghanem, Sven Saussez
Head and neck cancers are among the most frequently occurring cancers worldwide. Of the molecular drivers described for these tumors, galectins play an important role via their interaction with several intracellular pathways. In this review, we will detail and discuss this role with specific reference to galectins-1, -3, and -7 in angiogenesis, cell proliferation, and invasion as well as in cell transformation and cancer progression. Furthermore, we will evaluate the prognostic value of galectin expression in head and neck cancers including those with oral cavity, salivary gland, and nasopharyngeal pathologies...
December 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250681/acinic-cell-carcinoma-of-minor-salivary-glands-case-report
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Camelia Liana Buhaş, Elena Roşca, Gabriela MuŢiu, Alina Cristiana Venter, Bogdan Adrian Buhaş, Răzvan CouŢi, Camelia Florentina Ciobanu, Dragoş Mircea Roşca
Salivary gland tumors have a high incidence (90%) within the parotid gland. The acinic cell carcinoma (ACC) represents only 1-3% of the salivary gland tumors, most frequently affecting the parotid. The minor salivary glands rarely develop ACC and when the ACC is localized in these glands, generally, it has a less aggressive evolution. The main criterion in the diagnostic of ACC is the histological examination with the regular Hematoxylin-Eosin (HE) staining and additionally Periodic Acid-Schiff (PAS) special staining...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245955/salivary-mirna-panel-to-detect-hpv-positive-and-hpv-negative-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Yunxia Wan, Dimitrios Vagenas, Carolina Salazar, Liz Kenny, Chris Perry, Diego Calvopiña, Chamindie Punyadeera
Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) are a heterogeneous group of tumours that originate predominantly from the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx. Our aim was to determine whether salivary miRNA expression levels can diagnose these cancer subtypes. Saliva samples were collected from healthy controls (n=113, smoker and non-smokers), HPV-positive (n=54) and HPV-negative (n=47) HNSCC patients. The miRNA expression levels in saliva was quantified using qPCR. The potential of salivary miRNAs to discriminate these groups of patients was evaluated using multiple logistic regression with ROC analysis and a 10-fold cross-validation analysis...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242401/eboni-a-tool-for-automated-quantification-of-bone-metastasis-load-in-psma-pet-ct
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Jochen Hammes, Philipp Täger, Alexander Drzezga
PSMA PET/CT has a high diagnostic accuracy for lesion detection in metastatic prostate cancer (MPC), including bone metastases. Novel therapeutic approaches require valid biomarkers for standardized disease staging, progression and therapy response. Here, we introduce EBONI (Evaluation of Bone Involvement), a software to automatically quantify bone metastasis load in PSMA PET/CT. Lesion quantity, mean and maximum lesional standardized uptake value (SUV), Z-Score and percentage of affected bone volume are determined...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239938/latest-advances-in-ultrasound-assessment-of-salivary-glands-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
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María Victoria Martire, María Lida Santiago, Tomas Cazenave, Marwin Gutierrez
OBJECTIVE: There are different imaging techniques to assess the parotid glands (i.e., sialography, salivary gland scintigraphy) in patients with Sjögren syndrome (SS). However, their use is limited by the invasive character or high cost. Ultrasound (US) is gaining interest by rheumatologists as a complementary diagnostic tool for SS. To date, there is an increasing body of evidence supporting its sensitivity in the assessment of salivary glands in SS. The aim of our study was to analyze the potential role of US as a diagnostic and prognostic tool in SS and to discuss existing evidence to support its application use...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238875/pepsin-in-saliva-as-a-diagnostic-biomarker-in-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jing Wang, Yu Zhao, Jianjun Ren, Yang Xu
OBJECTIVE: Pepsin in saliva has been proposed as a biomarker for the diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), but the results remain controversial. We assessed the diagnostic value of pepsin in saliva for LPR. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science were searched for studies in English that evaluated the utility of pepsin in saliva in the diagnosis of LPR, published up to 15 March 2017. We used Stata 12.0 to summarize the diagnostic indexes for the meta-analysis...
December 13, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238673/sialendoscopic-approach-in-management-of-juvenile-recurrent-parotitis
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P P Singh, M Goyal, A Goyal
To assess the role of sialendoscopy as a diagnostic and therapeutic modality in juvenile recurrent parotitis. Juvenile recurrent parotitis (JRP) is the second most frequent salivary gland disease in childhood and is characterized by recurrent non suppurative and non obstructive parotid inflammation. These attacks influence the quality of life and can even lead to gland destruction, and there are no definitive treatment to avoid them. Sialendoscopic dilatation is emerging as the new treatment modality in this aspect...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231036/mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-mimicking-a-mucocele-ranula-in-the-floor-of-the-mouth
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Saulo L Sousa Melo, Emily Lanzel, Nitin A Pagedar, Daniah Alhazmi, Laila Dahmoush, Bruno A Policeni, Marcia S Campos
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is the most common salivary gland malignancy. The submandibular gland is rarely involved, about less than 10% of all other major salivary glands. We report a case of a 49 year-old female who presented with a mass on the left side of the floor of the mouth. She was complaining of neck pain for the last 2-3 days and had noticed the mass growing in size and becoming tender to palpation. There was no exacerbation of pain during eating, drinking or opening of mouth. A multidetector computed tomography scan was made...
December 12, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223310/cystinuria-one-possible-reason-for-kidney-and-salivary-gland-lithiasis-relationship
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Marc-Kevin Le Roux, Nicolas Graillon, Jean-Marc Foletti, Cyrille Chossegros
Salivary gland lithiasis affects 1 to 2% of adults. The submandibular glands are concerned in 87% of cases. An association between kidney and salivary lithiases, although often mentioned, has rarely been observed. We relate an exceptional case of parotid and submandibular cystine sialolithiasis with kidney cystine lithiasis in a patient with cystinuria. Cystine lithiasis occurs in 1% of kidney lithiasis cases. The purpose of this article is to discuss the arguments, diagnosis, and therapeutic attitude in front of salivary cystine lithiasis...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222886/salivary-cariogenic-bacteria-counts-are-associated-with-obesity-in-student-women-at-a-malaysian-university
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Wey-Zheng Yeo, Sheng-Pei Lim, Yee-How Say
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The counts of cariogenic bacteria lactobacilli and mutans streptococci have been studied and correlated with sugar intake. This study was to investigate the association between salivary lactobacilli and mutans streptococci counts with sweet food eating behavior and sweet sensitivity among 120 Malaysian women (101 ethnic Chinese, 19 ethnic Indians), while taking into account anthropometric and menstruation variables. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Demographics, anthropometric measurements and menstrual history were taken...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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