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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632777/immunohistochemiocal-subtyping-using-ck20-and-ck5-can-identify-urothelial-carcinomas-of-the-upper-urinary-tract-with-a-poor-prognosis
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Danijel Sikic, Bastian Keck, Sven Wach, Helge Taubert, Bernd Wullich, Peter J Goebell, Andreas Kahlmeyer, Peter Olbert, Philipp Isfort, Wilhelm Nimphius, Arndt Hartmann, Johannes Giedl
PURPOSE: Genome-wide analyses revealed basal and luminal subtypes of urothelial carcinomas of the bladder. It is unknown if this subtyping can also be applied to upper tract urothelial carcinomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tumor samples from 222 patients with upper tract urothelial carcinomas who were treated with radical nephroureterectomy were analyzed for the expression of seven basal/luminal immunohistochemical markers (CK5, EGFR, CD44, CK20, p63, GATA3, FOXA1)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603003/double-j-stenting-prior-to-cystectomy-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-upper-urinary-tract-recurrence
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Bernhard Kiss, Marc A Furrer, Patrick Y Wuethrich, Fiona C Burkhard, George N Thalmann, Beat Roth
PURPOSE: Bladder cancer patients presenting with hydronephrosis may require drainage of the affected kidney before receiving further cancer treatment. Drainage can be done by retrograde stenting or percutaneously. Retrograde stenting, however, bears the risk of tumour cell spillage to the upper urinary tract. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether bladder cancer patients are at higher risk of upper urinary tract recurrence if retrograde stenting has been performed prior to radical cystectomy...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601352/comprehensive-genomic-characterization-of-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Tyler J Moss, Yuan Qi, Liu Xi, Bo Peng, Tae-Beom Kim, Nader E Ezzedine, Maribel E Mosqueda, Charles C Guo, Bogdan A Czerniak, Michael Ittmann, David A Wheeler, Seth P Lerner, Surena F Matin
BACKGROUND: Upper urinary tract urothelial cancer (UTUC) may have unique etiologic and genomic factors compared to bladder cancer. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the genomic landscape of UTUC and provide insights into its biology using comprehensive integrated genomic analyses. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We collected 31 untreated snap-frozen UTUC samples from two institutions and carried out whole-exome sequencing (WES) of DNA, RNA sequencing (RNAseq), and protein analysis...
June 7, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600686/a-critical-prognostic-analysis-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-for-patients-undergoing-nephroureterectomy-due-to-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Mesut Altan, Hakan Bahadır Haberal, Bülent Akdoğan, Haluk Özen
BACKGROUND: To determine preoperative serum complete blood count parameters that affects survival of patients who underwent surgery for upper urinary tract urothelial cancer (UUT-UC). METHODS: Since 1990, 150 patients underwent nephroureterectomy with bladder cuff excision for UUT-UC at Hacettepe University. Patients with a history of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, adjuvant chemotherapy or metastasis at the time of diagnosis were excluded. One hundred and thirteen patients without infective symptoms and with a full set of serum data were evaluated retrospectively...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583528/human-polyomavirus-is-associated-with-earlier-onset-of-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-in-patients-after-kidney-transplantation
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H L Luo, Y T Chen, S C Huang, T C Chen, P H Chiang, S S Lin, Y T Cheng
OBJECTIVES: Polyomavirus has been reported to be oncogenic due to viral integration into the human genome. A relatively high prevalence of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) was noted after kidney transplantation (KT) in Taiwan. However, little was known about the impact of polyomavirus on the urothelial cancer behavior. Therefore, the aim of this study is to analyze the characteristics of polyomavirus-related UTUC after KT. METHODS: From 2005 to 2014, 27 patients were found to have UTUCs after KT...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583527/using-hematuria-as-detection-of-post-kidney-transplantation-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-is-associated-with-delayed-diagnosis-of-cancer-occurrence
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S H Lin, H L Luo, Y T Chen, Y T Cheng
OBJECTIVES: Kidney transplantation (KT) is an important renal replacement therapy for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The incidence of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) is relatively higher in Taiwan. According to our institutional database, early onset of post-KT UTUC is not uncommon. Early detection of post-KT UTUC is an important issue to improve oncologic outcome. Because painless hematuria is a common symptom for UTUC, this study analyzes whether using hematuria as post-KT UTUC screening delayed cancer diagnosis or not...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576587/-is-nephron-sparing-surgery-relevant-for-unilateral-wilms-tumors
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T Tricard, I Lacreuse, V Louis, A Schneider, Y Chaussy, L Soler, R Moog, H Lang, D Jacqmin, F Becmeur
BACKGROUND: Wilms tumors (WTs) are the most frequent renal tumors in children. Radical nephrectomy (RN) remains the gold-standard surgical treatment for this type of cancer. Excellent results in overall survival (>90%) make it possible to consider nephronic preservation. The objective of this systematic review is to evaluate the relevance of nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for the treatment of nonsyndromic unilateral Wilms tumor (UWT) in children. METHODS: Articles in English related to "unilateral Wilms tumor, unilateral nephroblastoma, partial nephrectomy, nephron-sparing surgery, renal function" identified in the Medline library were screened and data were extracted to perform a qualitative systematic review...
May 30, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552573/evaluation-of-the-clinical-utility-of-renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitors-in-patients-undergoing-radical-surgery-for-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-upper-urinary-tract
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Takashi Yoshida, Tomoaki Matsuzaki, Takashi Murota, Gen Kawa, Tadashi Matsuda, Hidefumi Kinoshita
BACKGROUND: Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors are effective for treating patients with cancer. The present study evaluated the impact of RAS inhibitors, including angiotensin-2 converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin 2 receptor blockers, after patients underwent radical surgery for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). METHODS: This retrospective study included 312 patients with nonmetastatic UTUC who underwent radical surgery. The oncological outcomes of patients treated or not treated with RAS inhibitors following surgery were evaluated...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543959/epidemiology-of-urothelial-carcinoma
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Jun Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Nishiyama
The epithelium lining is defined as the mucosal surfaces of the renal collecting tubules, calyces and pelvis, as well as the ureter, bladder and urethra. The term "urothelium" is used to refer to these surfaces. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma is a rare subset of urothelial cancers with a poor prognosis. Urinary bladder cancer is the most common malignancy involving the urinary system. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma is more common in men than in women, with a male-to-female ratio of 2:1. The incidence of urinary bladder cancer is also higher in men...
May 21, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538387/prognostic-significance-of-urothelial-carcinoma-with-divergent-differentiation-in-upper-urinary-tract-after-radical-nephroureterectomy-without-metastatic-diseases-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Chuan Qin, En-Li Liang, Zhi-Yong Du, Xiao-Yu Qiu, Gang Tang, Fei-Ran Chen, Bo Zhang, Da-Wei Tian, Hai-Long Hu, Chang-Li Wu
To evaluate the impact of urothelial carcinoma with divergent differentiation (UCDD) on the prognosis of patients for primary upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) with pN0/x status treated with radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) and to evaluate the prognostic value of UCDD in different tumor locations (renal pelvis and ureter).Data from a total of 346 patients with UTUC who received RNU between January 2012 and March 2016 in the institution were retrospectively analyzed. Clinicopathological features and prognostic factors age, sex, complaint, height, weight, blood pressure, tumor grade, stage, smoking status, history of adjuvant chemotherapy, tumor location, history of bladder cancer, tumor necrosis, degree of hydronephrosis, tumor size, tumor focality, and preoperative anemia were compared between patients with pure UTUC and patients with UCDD...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534209/the-renal-safety-and-efficacy-of-combined-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-and-gemcitabine-plus-carboplatin-chemotherapy-in-chinese-patients-with-a-solitary-kidney-after-nephroureterectomy
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Peng Sun, Cong Xue, Li-Ren Li, Cui Shao, Xin An, Ried Thomas, Wei Yang, Ying-Fei Deng, Wen-Qi Jiang, Yan-Xia Shi
PURPOSE: The renal safety of cisplatin-based chemotherapy has not been investigated in patients with urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract (UUT-UC) who retain a solitary kidney after nephroureterectomy. This study aimed to assess and compare the renal safety and efficacy of gemcitabine-cisplatin (GP) and gemcitabine-carboplatin (GC) in these patients. METHODS: The medical records of patients diagnosed with urothelial carcinoma at the Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center between January 2005 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
May 22, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529600/prospective-evaluation-of-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-for-diagnosing-urothelial-carcinoma
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Tianhai Lin, Zhenhua Liu, Liangren Liu, Lu Yang, Ping Han, Peng Zhang, Qiang Wei
Urothelial carcinoma (UC) is the most common type of cancer of the bladder and upper urinary tract, and is characterized by a high risk of recurrence and progression. Urine fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is a technique that detects genetic aberrations in exfoliated cells in the urine, with specific probes for chromosomes 3, 7 and 17 and the p16 gene. To evaluate the diagnostic value of FISH in UC, 119 patients from November 2010 to June 2012 with suspected UC were recruited into a prospective, cross-sectional study and were followed up for 12-30 months...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523296/a-systematic-review-of-the-possible-carcinogenic-role-of-the-aristolochic-acid
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Tivadar Bara, Simona Gurzu, Haruhiko Sugimura, Tivadar Bara, Marius Alexandru Beleaua, Ioan Jung
Aristolochic acid (AA) is a bioactive component of Chinese herbs, dietary supplements, slimming pills and contaminated flour, which is known to induce chronic tubulointerstitial disease. AA is also shown to be involved in the genesis of the upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) and some other cancers, but its tumorigenic role is far to be understood. We performed a systematic literature review regarding the involvement of AA in malignant processes and molecular pathways of carcinogenesis. Twenty representative papers were selected for this review...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514738/prognostic-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-upper-urinary-tract-and-bladder-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xintao Li, Xin Ma, Lu Tang, Baojun Wang, Luyao Chen, Fan Zhang, Xu Zhang
The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an inflammation marker that has prognostic value for various tumors, but its prognostic value in urothelial carcinoma (UC) remains controversial. This meta-analysis investigated the prognostic value of NLR in UC. A systematic search was performed on PubMed, ISI Web of Science, and Embase for studies focusing on the association between NLR and clinical features or prognosis of UC and published until November 2016. Prognostic outcomes and clinical features were collected and analyzed...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508102/role-of-lymph-node-dissection-during-radical-nephroureterectomy-for-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-cancer-multi-institutional-large-retrospective-study-jcog1110a
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Junichi Inokuchi, Kentaro Kuroiwa, Yoshiyuki Kakehi, Mikio Sugimoto, Toshiki Tanigawa, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Momokazu Gotoh, Naoya Masumori, Osamu Ogawa, Masatoshi Eto, Chikara Ohyama, Akito Yamaguchi, Hideyasu Matsuyama, Tomohiko Ichikawa, Tomohiko Asano, Junki Mizusawa, Junko Eba, Seiji Naito
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of lymph node dissection (LND) on clinical outcome during radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for patients with upper urinary tract urothelial cancer (UTUC). METHODS: We, the Urologic Oncology Study Group of the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG), retrospectively collected data from patients with non-metastatic UTUC who underwent RNU in 30 centers in 1995-2009. Ineligible patients and patients with previous and/or synchronous bladder cancer were excluded, and the remaining 2037 patients were analyzed...
May 15, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499734/preoperative-controlling-nutritional-status-conut-score-as-a-novel-predictive-biomarker-of-survival-in-patients-with-localized-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-upper-urinary-tract-treated-with-radical-nephroureterectomy
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Hiroki Ishihara, Tsunenori Kondo, Kazuhiko Yoshida, Kenji Omae, Toshio Takagi, Junpei Iizuka, Kazunari Tanabe
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between the controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score and survival of patients with localized urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract treated with radical nephroureterectomy (RNU). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively enrolled 107 patients. CONUT score was calculated based on the serum albumin concentration, lymphocyte count, and total cholesterol concentration. Patients were classified into 2 groups based on CONUT score...
May 9, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484945/the-de-ritis-aspartate-transaminase-alanine-transaminase-ratio-as-a-predictor-of-oncological-outcomes-in-patients-after-surgery-for-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
#17
Yang Hyun Cho, Jun Eul Hwang, Ho Seok Chung, Myung Soo Kim, Eu Chang Hwang, Seung Il Jung, Taek Won Kang, Dong Deuk Kwon, Seock Hwan Choi, Hyun Tae Kim, Tae-Hwan Kim, Tae Gyun Kwon, Joon Hwa Noh, Myung Ki Kim, Chul-Sung Kim, Sung Gu Kang, Seok Ho Kang, Jun Cheon, Chan Ho Lee, Ja Yoon Ku, Hong Koo Ha, Bum Sik Tae, Chang Wook Jeong, Ja Hyeon Ku, Cheol Kwak, Hyeon Hoe Kim
PURPOSE: Recently, several studies have shown that the De Ritis ratio (aspartate transaminase/alanine transaminase) can be a useful prognostic biomarker for certain types of malignant tumors. However, the prognostic value of the De Ritis ratio in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma remains largely unknown. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic significance of the De Ritis ratio in patients who had undergone radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma...
May 8, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483476/prognostic-significance-of-erythrocyte-protein-band-4-1-like5-expression-in-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Tatsuaki Daimon, Takeo Kosaka, Eiji Kikuchi, Shuji Mikami, Yasumasa Miyazaki, Ari Hashimoto, Shigeru Hashimoto, Ryuichi Mizuno, Akira Miyajima, Yasunori Okada, Hisataka Sabe, Mototsugu Oya
OBJECTIVES: The erythrocyte protein band 4.1-like5 (EPB4.1L5) regulates E-cadherin in cancer invasion and metastasis inducing epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition. This study aimed to investigate the biological significance of EPB4.1L5 in upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the clinical records of 165 patients with UTUC (Ta-4N0M0) subjected to radical nephroureterectomy and immunohistochemical examination of EPB4.1L5 expression in those tissues...
May 5, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455741/lymphoepithelioma-like-carcinoma-of-the-upper-urinary-tract
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Antonio Lopez-Beltran, Gladell Paner, Ana Blanca, Rodolfo Montironi, Toyonori Tsuzuki, Yoji Nagashima, Shi-Sung Chuang, Khin Than Win, Leo Madruga, Maria R Raspollini, Liang Cheng
In this report, we summarized the clinicopathologic features of ten cases of lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) of the upper urinary tract (ureter n = 6; renal pelvis n = 4), a rare variant of urothelial cancer characterized by a malignant epithelial component densely infiltrated by lymphoid cells. The initial diagnosis was made on radical nephrectomy in five cases, nephroureterectomy in three cases, and ureterectomy in two others. Four patients had pathologic stage T1 (n = 2) or T2 (n = 2) tumors, and six patients had stage pT3 disease...
June 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428106/gata3-immunohistochemistry-in-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-upper-urinary-tract-as-a-urothelial-marker-as-well-as-a-prognosticator
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Satoshi Inoue, Taichi Mizushima, Kazutoshi Fujita, Abdelrazak Meliti, Hiroki Ide, Seiji Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Fushimi, George J Netto, Norio Nonomura, Hiroshi Miyamoto
Immunohistochemistry of a transcription factor, GATA3, has been widely used as a promising urothelial marker in diagnostic surgical pathology practice. However, the expression status of GATA3 in upper urinary tract urothelial carcinomas (UUTUCs) and its prognostic significance have not been fully investigated. We immunohistochemically stained for GATA3 in 99 UUTUC samples and paired non-neoplastic urothelial tissues. GATA3 was positive in 51 [51.5%; 32 (32.3%) weak, 11 (11.1%) moderate, 8 (8.1%) strong] of 99 UUTUCs, which was significantly lower than in benign urothelium [79 (96...
April 17, 2017: Human Pathology
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