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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770482/a-minimally-invasive-approach-for-inguinal-lymphadenectomy-in-melanoma-and-genitourinary-malignancy-long-term-outcomes-in-an-attempted-randomized-control-trial
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Lauren M Postlewait, Clara R Farley, Maggie L Diller, Benjamin Martin, M Hart Squires, Maria C Russell, Monica Rizzo, Kenneth Ogan, Viraj Master, Keith Delman
BACKGROUND: Open inguinal lymphadenectomy (OIL) has a high incidence of complications. The authors adapted and reported a minimally invasive technique [videoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy (VIL)] for use with melanoma, subsequently pursuing a randomized, prospective trial comparing open and minimally invasive approaches in an attempt to confirm retrospective findings illustrating reduced complications with the minimally invasive approach. METHODS: A randomized, prospective trial (NCT01526486) was designed to compare outcomes for patients undergoing VIL versus OIL...
August 2, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767283/precursor-lesions-of-urologic-malignancies
#2
Francesca Khani, Brian D Robinson
CONTEXT: - Precursor lesions of urologic malignancies are established histopathologic entities, which are important not only to recognize for clinical purposes, but also to further investigate at the molecular level, in order to gain a better understanding of the pathogenesis of these malignancies. OBJECTIVE: - To provide a brief overview of precursor lesions to the most common malignancies that develop within the genitourinary tract with a focus on their clinical implications, histologic features, and molecular characteristics...
August 2, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765662/-retrorectal-cystic-hamartoma-tailgut-cyst-an-uncommon-cause-of-recurrent-abdominal-pain
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M Ostiz Llanos, N Yanguas Barea, G Jiménez López de Oñate, G González Álvarez, I Fernández de Los Reyes
Retrorectal cystic hamartomas are rare congenital lesions that arise from aberrant remnants of the postanal gut. Most of them appear as asymptomatic lesions in middle-aged women but they can manifest with nonspecific symptoms such as abdominal or pelvic pain, constipation or diarrhoea, genitourinary symptoms, etc. Due to their anatomical position and variable presentation these lesions are often misdiagnosed. Complications include infection and malignant transformation, which is the reason why surgical treatment is always indicated...
July 28, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763367/preoperative-vaginal-metronidazole-decreases-the-risk-of-pelvic-infections-after-radical-robotic-hysterectomy
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Monica Avila, Jared R Funston, Allison A Axtell, Scott E Lentz
OBJECTIVES: Risk factors and infection rates of radical robotic procedures have yet to be described in gynecology. A practice improvement strategy using a solitary dose of vaginal metronidazole the night before surgery was initiated to determine if it decreased the risk of pelvic infection. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of robotic radical hysterectomies for gynecologic malignancy at our institution from April 2010 through April 2016 was performed. Demographic data, operative data, and data on use of metronidazole before surgery were collected...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753872/small-cell-carcinomas-of-the-urinary-bladder-and-prostate-tert-promoter-mutation-status-differentiates-sites-of-malignancy-and-provides-evidence-of-common-clonality-between-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-urinary-bladder-and-urothelial-carcinoma
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David S Priemer, Mingsheng Wang, Shaobo Zhang, Antonio Lopez-Beltran, Erik Kouba, Rodolfo Montironi, Darrell D Davidson, Gregory T MacLennan, Lisha Wang, Adeboye O Osunkoya, Youping Deng, Robert E Emerson, Liang Cheng
BACKGROUND: Small-cell carcinoma (SCC) of the urinary bladder frequently appears alongside urothelial carcinoma, suggesting common clonality. TERT promoter mutations have been recently implicated in urothelial carcinogenesis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the degree to which TERT promoter mutations are involved in SCC of the urinary bladder, the linked tumorigenesis between urothelial carcinoma and SCC of the urinary bladder, and the molecular distinctions between SCC of the urinary bladder and of the prostate...
March 31, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753846/the-landscape-of-whole-genome-alterations-and-pathologic-features-in-genitourinary-malignancies-an-analysis-of-the-cancer-genome-atlas
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Mark W Ball, Michael A Gorin, Charles G Drake, Hans J Hammers, Mohamad E Allaf
BACKGROUND: The accumulation of somatic genetic alterations drives carcinogenesis. Little is known, however, about how the level of genetic alteration across an entire cancer genome affects tumor grade, stage or survival. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of somatic mutation count (MC) and copy number variation (CNV) on pathologic and oncologic outcomes in patients with genitourinary malignancies in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: TCGA data sets for adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC), bladder urothelial carcinoma (BLCA), chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (RCC; KICH), clear cell RCC (KIRC), papillary RCC (KIRP), pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PCPG), prostate adenocarcinoma (PRAD), and testis germ cell tumor (TGCT) were accessed via cBioportal...
February 8, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750358/antitumor-potential-of-1-thiocarbamoyl-3-5-diaryl-4-5-dihydro-1h-pyrazoles-in-human-bladder-cancer-cells
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Josiane Weber Tessmann, Julieti Buss, Karine Rech Begnini, Lucas Moraes Berneira, Favero Reisdorfer Paula, Claudio Martin Pereira de Pereira, Tiago Collares, Fabiana Kömmling Seixas
Bladder cancer is a genitourinary malignant disease common worldwide. Current chemotherapy is often limited mainly due to toxicity and drug resistance. Thus, there is a continued need to discover new therapies. Recently evidences shows that pyrazoline derivatives are promising antitumor agents in many types of cancers, but there are no studies with bladder cancer. In order to find potent and novel chemotherapy drugs for bladder cancer, a series of pyrazoline derivatives 2a-2d were tested for their antitumor activity in two human bladder cancer cell lines 5647 and T24...
July 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744074/multimodality-imaging-of-vaginal-rhabdomyosarcoma
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Richa S Chauhan, Dheeraj K Singh, Bishwarup Guha, Ishan Kumar, Ashish Verma
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a malignant mesenchymal tumor arising from the embryonal muscle cells (rhabdomyoblasts), and is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children and young adults accounting for 4-6% of all malignancies in this age group. Though rare overall, embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common malignancy arising in the pediatric female genitourinary tract with sarcoma botryoides being the most common variant of the tumor. In young and adolescent individuals, the cervix and uterus are affected; whereas in infants, vaginal lesions are more common...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740925/characterization-of-efficacy-and-toxicity-after-high-dose-pelvic-reirradiation-with-palliative-intent-for-genitourinary-second-malignant-neoplasms-or-local-recurrences-after-full-dose-radiation-therapy-in-the-pelvis-a-high-volume-cancer-center-experience
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Sophia C Kamran, Lauren C Harshman, Mandar S Bhagwat, Vinayak Muralidhar, Paul L Nguyen, Neil E Martin, Stephanie La Follette, Sarah Faso, Akila N Viswanathan, Jason A Efstathiou, Clair J Beard
PURPOSE: The use of large-field external beam reirradiation (re-RT) after pelvic radiation therapy (RT) for genitourinary (GU) cancers has not been reported. We report the results of such treatment in patients with either symptomatic GU second malignant neoplasms or locally recurrent pelvic tumors after initial RT for whom surgery or further systemic therapy was not an option. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The records of 28 consecutive patients with advanced, bulky GU malignancies treated with high-dose, large-field re-RT with palliative intent between 2008 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732795/incidence-of-cancer-in-outpatients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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J M Figueira Gonçalves, R Dorta Sánchez, L I Pérez Méndez, L Pérez Negrín, I García-Talavera, A Pérez Rodríguez, D Díaz Pérez, P Viña Manrique, C Guzmán Sáenz
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the overall incidence of cancer is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to analyse the incidence of cancer (pulmonary or extrapulmonary) in patients with COPD during follow-up in a specialised outpatient unit, as well as to assess its relationship with the degree of airflow obstruction. METHODOLOGY: A prospective observational study was conducted with a cohort of 308 patients with COPD in pulmonology outpatient follow-up consultations from January 2012 to December 2015...
July 18, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727141/etiologic-and-differential-diagnostic-significance-of-tumor-location-in-the-supraclavicular-fossa
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Achim Franzen, Thomas Günzel, Andre Buchali, Annekatrin Coordes
OBJECTIVE: Patients presenting with a cervical mass are common for head and neck specialists and present a diagnostic challenge against the backdrop of a wide variety of etiologies. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the significance of a mass in the supraclavicular fossa for etiology, diagnostic procedure, and therapy. STUDY DESIGN: Individual retrospective cohort study. METHODS: We reviewed the data of 211 consecutive cases (116 male, 95 female) with excisional biopsy or tumor removal of a supraclavicular mass...
July 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712040/the-effect-of-targeted-therapy-for-genitourinary-malignancies-on-sexual-function-and-fertility
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REVIEW
Bradley C Holland, Zubin Shetty, Shaheen Alanee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Targeted therapy for genitourinary cancer is being used at an increasing rate. These medications show great survival benefit but are relatively lacking in long-term adverse effect data. With increasing survivability, measures to improve quality of life must be considered for GU cancer and a large proponent of this is sexual function. RECENT FINDINGS: mTOR inhibitors have shown an effect on testosterone levels and may have a link to abnormal semen parameters...
August 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704194/sarcomatoid-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-penis-a-report-of-two-cases
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Svitlana Y Bachurska, Petar A Antonov, Dmitriy G Staykov, Ivan Y Dechev
BACKGROUND: Sarcomatoid (spindle cell) squamous cell carcinoma is a rare, highgrade, aggressive tumor consisting of the squamous cell carcinoma admixed with the malignant spindle cell (sarcomatoid) elements. These tumors are relatively uncommon in the genitourinary system and particularly in the penis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinomas of the penis were diagnosed in our hospital between 2012 and 2015. Clinical histories, pathology reports, hematoxylin and eosin-stained and immunohistochemical slides were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667573/urologic-dermatology-a-review
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REVIEW
Andrew W Stamm, Kathleen C Kobashi, Ksenija B Stefanovic
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Genital dermatology represents a challenge to many providers. Though dermatologic lesions involving the genitalia may present to any of a number of practices, ranging from primary care to urology, gynecology, and dermatology, few training programs provide significant training regarding the diagnosis and management of genital dermatologic lesions. The purpose of this review is to provide urologists with an overview of common genital dermatological lesions that may be encountered in a clinic...
August 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664301/association-of-decreased-mean-platelet-volume-with-renal-cell-carcinoma
#15
Zhi-Yuan Yun, Xin Zhang, Zhi-Ping Liu, Tiemin Liu, Rui-Tao Wang, Hui Chen
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the third most common genitourinary cancer. Activated platelets play a pivotal role in cancer development and progression. Altered mean platelet volume (MPV) has been reported in several malignancies. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association of MPV with RCC. STUDY DESIGN: The study consisted of 145 patients with RCC, 110 patients with benign renal tumor and 132 healthy control subjects between January 2015 and December 2015...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625396/management-of-menopausal-symptoms-in-women-with-gynecologic-cancers
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REVIEW
Marcela G Del Carmen, Laurel W Rice
OBJECTIVE: Women with gynecologic malignancies will be cured or may become long-term survivors. Management of menopausal symptoms is important in addressing their quality of life. We review the benefit and safety of hormone therapy use in these patients. METHODS: MEDLINE was searched for studies on menopause management published in English through December of 2016. RESULTS: Available data suggest that short-term use of hormone therapy in gynecologic cancer patients who do not have an estrogen-dependent malignancy do not adversely impact oncologic outcome and results in improvement of menopausal vasomotor and genitourinary symptoms...
August 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607797/hyper-ige-syndrome-and-renal-cell-carcinoma
#17
Neel H Patel, Mark Ferretti, John L Phillips
Hyper IgE Syndrome (HIES) is an immunodeficiency disorder characterized by increased serum levels of IgE, eczema, and recurrent cutaneous and pulmonary infections. In this report, we present, to our knowledge, the first documented case of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) found in a patient with HIES. The patient received infectious disease clearance prior to obtaining a partial nephrectomy which revealed clear cell histology. Both HIES and RCC have an immunological basis for their pathophysiology and may involve common pathways...
2017: Case Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602063/risk-factors-for-poor-prognosis-in-nosocomial-infective-endocarditis
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Ji-Won Hwang, Seung Woo Park, Eun Jeong Cho, Ga Yeon Lee, Eun Kyoung Kim, Sung-A Chang, Sung-Ji Park, Sang-Chol Lee, Cheol-In Kang, Doo Ryeon Chung, Kyong Ran Peck, Jae-Hoon Song
Background/Aims: The aim of our study was to compare the characteristics of nosocomial infective endocarditis (NIE) with community-acquired infective endocarditis (CIE) and to determine independent risk factors for in-hospital death. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 560 patients diagnosed with infective endocarditis. NIE was defined by a diagnosis made > 72 hours after hospital admission or within 2 months of hospital discharge. Results: Among the 560 cases reviewed, 121 were classified as NIE...
June 2, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597554/clinical-outcomes-in-a-specialist-male-genital-skin-clinic-prospective-follow-up-of-600-patients
#19
M Shah
It is important to assess outcomes for medical interventions in order to focus scarce resources on outcomes with a known positive benefit. An open, observational study was performed to assess the clinical outcomes of 600 male patients with a genital skin problem attending a specialist secondary care dermatology facility. Patients were mainly referred by general practitioners and genitourinary medicine physicians. Outcome was measured at 3 and 6 months, and was determined by clinical examination and assessment of patient symptoms...
June 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597059/-malignant-melanoma-of-the-urinary-bladder
#20
REVIEW
T Otto, D Barski, R Bug
Primary malignant melanoma of the genitourinary tract is a rare lesion. We report the case of a 52-year-old man with primary manifestation of metastatic melanoma in the bladder. Multimodal therapy with transurethral tumor resection and systemic interferon/dacarbazine was not successful and the patient died 18 months later. Currently immune checkpoint inhibitors, CTLA-4 (cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4) and PD-L1 are currently being tested in phase III studies and show long-lasting response in the case of classical melanoma manifestations...
July 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
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