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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106792/novel-insights-in-ultrasound-evaluation-of-thyroid-gland-in-children-with-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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BACKGROUND: The coincidence of autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is ranging between 10 and 58% in the general population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the present study retrospective ultrasound, clinical and autoimmune assessment of 24 patients diagnosed with papillary thyroid carcinoma between 2000-2016 was performed. RESULTS: The coexistence of PTC and AIT was found in 50% of patients with PTC. Patients were divided into two groups...
October 6, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030307/egfr-targeted-multifunctional-polymersomal-doxorubicin-induces-selective-and-potent-suppression-of-orthotopic-human-liver-cancer-in-vivo
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Yuan Fang, Weijing Yang, Liang Cheng, Fenghua Meng, Jian Zhang, Zhiyuan Zhong
Liver cancer is a globally leading malignancy that has a poor five-year survival rate of less than 20%. The systemic chemotherapeutics are generally ineffective for liver cancers partly due to fast clearance and low tumor uptake. Here, we report that GE11 peptide functionalized polymersomal doxorubicin (GE11-PS-DOX) effectively targets and inhibits epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-positive SMMC7721 orthotopic human liver tumor xenografts in mice. GE11-PS-DOX with a GE11 surface density of 10% displayed a high drug loading of 15...
December 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029476/contrastive-study-of-two-screening-criteria-for-active-surveillance-in-patients-with-low-risk-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-a-retrospective-analysis-of-1001-patients
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Kai Qian, Kai Guo, Xiaoke Zheng, Tuanqi Sun, Duanshu Li, Yi Wu, Qinghai Ji, Zhuoying Wang
Screening out patients who do not require immediate surgery is a growing trend in the field of thyroid research. In this study, we retrospectively compared the application of two surveillance selection criteria in 1001 patients who had undergone surgical treatment of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC): low-risk PTMC characteristics defined by Kuma Hospital and CATO consensus on PTMC management of active surveillance. Treatment outcomes were compared between groups. We then analyzed the prognostic indicators of patients who could be managed by surveillance...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985856/papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-decision-making-extent-of-surgery-and-outcomes
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Amanda K Price, Reese W Randle, David F Schneider, Rebecca S Sippel, Susan C Pitt
BACKGROUND: The optimal extent of surgery for patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC), tumors ≤1 cm, is controversial because survival is excellent regardless of approach. The objective of this study was to investigate patient and surgeon decision-making about the extent of surgery for PTMC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of thyroid cancer patients operated on at a single institution from 2008-2016. To examine decision-making about the extent of surgery, we performed a discourse analysis on all available documentation looking for patient or surgeon reasons...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975988/risk-factors-for-predicting-central-lymph-node-metastasis-in-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-cn0-a-study-of-273-resections
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M Li, X-Y Zhu, J Lv, K Lu, M-P Shen, Z-L Xu, Z-S Wu
OBJECTIVE: The role of routine central lymph node dissection (CLND) for clinically central lymph node negative (CN0) papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) remains uncertain. We aim to determine the predictive factors for central lymph node metastasis (CLNM) in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 273 patients diagnosed with clinically central lymph node negative PTMC from 2014 to 2016 were included. The predictive risk factors for CLNM were analyzed with respect to age, sex, tumor size, tumor multifocal, lymphadenectasis of lateral neck, capsular invasion, extra capsular spread (ECS), coexistence of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (Hashimoto thyroiditis, HT) and nodular goiter (NG), BRAFV600E mutation and subtype of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC)...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956808/poly-lactic-acid-blends-with-poly-trimethylene-carbonate-as-biodegradable-medical-adhesive-material
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Shuang Zhang, Hongli Li, Mingwei Yuan, Minglong Yuan, Haiyun Chen
A novel medical adhesive was prepared by blending poly(lactic acid) (PLA) with poly(trimethylene carbonate) (PTMC) in ethyl acetate, and the two materials were proven to be biodegradable and biocompatible. The medical adhesive was characterized by ¹H nuclear magnetic resonance (¹HNMR), gel permeation chromatography (GPC), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of this material was measured to be 7.13 g·cm(-2)·24 h(-1). Its degree of comfortability was confirmed by the extensibility (E) and the permanent set (PS), which were approximately 7...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924477/a-new-paradigm-in-low-risk-papillary-microcarcinoma-active-surveillance
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Alex González Bóssolo, Michelle Mangual Garcia, Paula Jeffs González, Miosotis Garcia, Guillermo Villarmarzo, Jose Hernán Martinez
Classical papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) is a variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) known to have excellent prognosis. It has a mortality of 0.3%, even in the presence of distance metastasis. The latest American Thyroid Association guidelines state that although lobectomy is acceptable, active surveillance can be considered in the appropriate setting. We present the case of a 37-year-old female with a history of PTMC who underwent surgical management consisting of a total thyroidectomy. Although she has remained disease-free, her quality of life has been greatly affected by the sequelae of this procedure...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900207/reevaluating-the-prognostic-significance-of-male-gender-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-microcarcinoma-a-seer-database-analysis
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Chunping Liu, Tianwen Chen, Wen Zeng, Shuntao Wang, Yiquan Xiong, Zeming Liu, Tao Huang
The prognostic significance of gender remains controversial for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). In this study, we investigated the associations between gender and prognosis in a large cohort of patients with PTC or PTMC that was diagnosed in 2010-2013 and recorded in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results cancer registry. The mean ± standard deviation duration of survival for all patients with PTC during the study period was 21.47 ± 14.04 months. In Kaplan-Meier analyses of the entire cohort of PTC patients, survival curves for all-cause death and cancer-specific death declined more sharply for men than for women...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884301/clinical-and-pathologic-predictors-of-central-lymph-node-metastasis-in-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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C Y Gui, S L Qiu, Z H Peng, M Wang
OBJECTIVE: To identify the clinical and pathological predictors of central lymph node metastasis (CLNM) in patients with clinically lymph node-negative papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data pertaining to 541 clinically lymph node-negative PTMC patients who underwent thyroid surgery at the Shanghai General Hospital between January 2010 and December 2013 were retrospectively analyzed. According to histopathological evidence of central lymph node involvement, patients were divided into central lymph node metastasis (CLNM)-positive and CLNM-negative groups; risk factors for CLNM were identified statistically...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859207/hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-is-an-important-risk-factor-of-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-in-younger-adults
#10
Yujuan Liu, Chengqian Li, Wenjuan Zhao, Yangang Wang
The association between autoimmune thyroid disease and thyroid cancer remains unclear. We performed a matched case-control study to assess the association between Hashimoto's thyroiditis and papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). A total of 927 PTMC cases and 927 age- and gender- matched controls selected from the same population were recruited. Odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) was used to assess the strength of the association between Hashimoto's thyroiditis and PTMC. Conditional logistic regression analysis was carried out, and stratified analyses by age, gender and types of thyroid antibodies were also performed...
October 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835882/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-for-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-initial-experience-of-a-single-surgeon
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Young Jun Chai, Jung Kee Chung, Angkoon Anuwong, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Hoon Yub Kim, Ki-Tae Hwang, Seung Chul Heo, Ka Hee Yi, Kyu Eun Lee
PURPOSE: Recently, transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy (TOET) is receiving attention because it is regarded as a true minimally invasive surgery in that it does not leave scars on any part of the body and the area of flap dissection is similar to that of open surgery. In this study, we present the surgical procedures and initial outcomes of TOET in the treatment of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) patients. METHODS: The medical records of patients who underwent TOET for PTMC between July 2016 and February 2017 were retrospectively reviewed...
August 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835054/-clinical-and-pathological-differences-between-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-graves-disease-and-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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D D Xu, Y Lun, X Liu, H Jiang, J B Song, Z Q Duan, S J Xin, J Zhang
Objective: To explore the clinical and pathological differences between papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) with Graves' disease (GD) and PTC with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). Methods: A total of 33 PTC patients with GD and 132 PTC patients with HT in the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University from January 2009 to December 2015 were enrolled. The clinical and histopathological data were analyzed. Results: The average serum concentration of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) of PTCs with GD was significantly lower than PTCs with HT [0...
August 22, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811765/regression-of-right-ventricular-systolic-pressure-after-successful-percutaneous-mitral-commissurotomy-in-patients-with-isolated-severe-mitral-stenosis
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Shah Zeb, Tariq Ashraf, Muhammad Hashim, Syed Nadeem Hassan Rizvi
OBJECTIVE: To know the regression of right ventricular pressure after successful percutaneous transluminalmitral commissurotomy (PTMC) in patients with severe isolated mitral stenosis. METHODS: This descriptive study was performed in inpatient and outpatient department of National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease from 1(st) February 2016 to 31(st) August 2016. Echocardiography of all patients with successful PTMC were recorded 24 hours and 06 months following PTMC to see for Regression of right ventricular pressure along with other baseline echocardiographic parameters...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791920/detection-of-malignancy-among-suspicious-thyroid-nodules-1%C3%A2-cm-on-ultrasound-with-various-thyroid-image-reporting-and-data-systems
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Su Min Ha, Jae Kyun Kim, Jung Hwan Baek
BACKGROUND: In patients undergoing active surveillance of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma, definitive therapy-usually preceded by a definitive diagnostic procedure-is not recommended until evidence of disease progression is obtained, as stated in the American Thyroid Association guidelines. This is because the deferring of definitive diagnosis and therapy until disease progression has no impact on the disease-specific survival. This study evaluated the malignancy rate and probability of thyroid nodules, which was further stratified based on the size cutoff value of 1 cm, with suspicious findings on ultrasonography (US), by using various malignant stratification systems...
October 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789662/predictive-factors-of-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation-overall-survival-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-post-thymectomy-myasthenic-crisis
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Kun-Kun Li, Kai Qian, Yong-Geng Feng, Wei Guo, Qun-You Tan, Bo Deng
BACKGROUND: Thymectomy is the primary approach for the treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG). This retrospective study aimed to identify the clinical and demographical features that may impact the duration of mechanical ventilation (DMV), the long-term survival, and the quality of life (QOL) in patients with post-thymectomy myasthenic crisis (PTMC). METHODS: We reviewed the patients who suffered from PTMC from June 2008 to November 2015. Cox proportional hazard regression analysis was used to identify potential prognostic factors that may impact DMV and long-term survival...
August 8, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744725/impact-of-major-different-variants-of-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-on-the-clinicopathological-characteristics-the-study-of-1041-cases
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Jingtai Zhi, Jingzhu Zhao, Ming Gao, Yi Pan, Jianghua Wu, Yigong Li, Dapeng Li, Yang Yu, Xiangqian Zheng
BACKGROUND: The incidence of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) has been increasing globally in the past few decades. PTMC does not have a distinctive morphology that results in differences in biological behavior. The aim of this study was to classify PTMCs according to the morphological features and explore the relationship with clinicopathological characteristics. Additionally, we sought to evaluate whether different variants of PTMC can be an independent predictor for lymph mode metastasis when considering other risk factors...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741452/young-age-and-male-sex-are-predictors-of-large-volume-central-neck-lymph-node-metastasis-in-clinical-n0-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinomas
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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, Young Kee Shong, Won Bae Kim, Min Ji Jeon
BACKGROUND: 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. METHODS: In all, 2329 clinical N0 PTMC patients who underwent total thyroidectomy with prophylactic central lymph node (LN) dissection were evaluated...
October 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741199/radioactive-iodine-ablation-decrease-recurrences-in-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-with-lateral-lymph-node-metastasis-in-chinese-patients
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680105/braf-and-nras-mutations-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-concordance-in-braf-mutations-between-primary-and-corresponding-lymph-node-metastases
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Najla Fakhruddin, Mark Jabbour, Michael Novy, Hani Tamim, Hisham Bahmad, Fadi Farhat, Ghazi Zaatari, Tarek Aridi, Gernot Kriegshauser, Christian Oberkanins, Rami Mahfouz
Concordance between mutations in the primary papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and the paired x lymph node metastasis may elucidate the potential role of molecular targeted therapy in advanced stages. BRAF and NRAS mutations in primary PTC (n = 253) with corresponding metastatic lymph node (n = 46) were analyzed utilizing StripAssays (ViennaLab Diagnostics). Statistical analysis was performed using (SPSS, Inc.), version 24.0 with a p-value of <0.05, and concordance via kappa agreement. BRAF mutation frequency in conventional PTC (cPTC): 56...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642790/therapeutic-outcomes-of-patients-with-multifocal-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinomas-and-larger-tumors
#20
Soh-Ching Ng, Sheng-Fong Kuo, Szu-Tah Chen, Chuen Hsueh, Bie-Yu Huang, Jen-Der Lin
A retrospective review of 626 patients with multifocal papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) including 147 patients (23.5%) with multifocal papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) from a total of 2,536 patients with PTC who visited the Chang Gung Medical Center in Linkou, Taiwan, was performed. A comparison of the clinical features between 626 multifocal and 1,910 solitary PTC cases showed that patients in the multifocal PTC group were older and had a smaller mean tumor size, a more advanced tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) stage, and a higher percentage of nonremission status compared to patients in the solitary PTC group...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
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