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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777894/endoscopic-transnasal-resection-of-solitary-fibrous-tumor-in-the-optic-canal
#1
Seiei Torazawa, Masahiro Shin, Hirotaka Hasegawa, Ryohei Otani, Keisuke Ueki, Nobuhito Saito
BACKGROUND: Tumors extending into the optic canal can cause progressive visual impairment due to optic nerve compression, and prompt surgical resection is often necessary. When the tumor is located medially in the optic canal, endoscopic transnasal surgery provides a safer, less invasive alternative to trans-cranial approach. CASE DESCRIPTION: We recently encountered a case of small solitary fibrous tumor in the optic canal causing rapid visual deterioration. The radiographic findings of pre-operative imaging studies were compatible with those of meningioma; however, unlike meningioma, bleeding from the tumor was very profuse during the operation...
May 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777888/primary-intracranial-rhabdomyosarcoma-in-the-cerebellopontine-angle-resected-after-preoperative-embolization
#2
Keisuke Yoshida, Tomoru Miwa, Takenori Akiyama, Masaaki Nishimoto, Dai Kamamoto, Kazunari Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial rhabdomyosarcoma is a very rare malignant tumor. Due to moderately vascular and firm characteristics of the tumor, complete removal without complications is often difficult. Moreover, in pediatric patients, the volume of total blood is less than adults and minimal intraoperative hemorrhage is desirable. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 6-year-old boy presented with ataxia and was found to have a large cerebellopontine angle tumor and hydrocephalus...
May 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776990/effect-of-2-psoriasis-treatments-on-vascular-inflammation-and-novel-inflammatory-cardiovascular-biomarkers-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Nehal N Mehta, Daniel B Shin, Aditya A Joshi, Amit K Dey, April W Armstrong, Kristina Callis Duffin, Zelma Chiesa Fuxench, Charlotte L Harrington, Rebecca A Hubbard, Robert E Kalb, Alan Menter, Daniel J Rader, Muredach P Reilly, Eric L Simpson, Junko Takeshita, Drew A Torigian, Thomas J Werner, Andrea B Troxel, Stephen K Tyring, Suzette Baez Vanderbeek, Abby S Van Voorhees, Martin P Playford, Mark A Ahlman, Abass Alavi, Joel M Gelfand
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease associated with dyslipidemia, cardiovascular events, and mortality. We aimed to assess and compare the effect of treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis with adalimumab or phototherapy on vascular inflammation and cardiovascular biomarkers. METHODS AND RESULTS: Randomized, double-blind, trial of adalimumab, phototherapy, and placebo (1:1:1) for 12 weeks, with crossover to adalimumab for 52 weeks total. Outcomes included vascular inflammation by 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography and biomarkers of inflammation, insulin resistance, and lipoproteins...
June 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775893/puerarin-prevents-vascular-endothelial-injury-through-suppression-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-lps-challenged-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#4
Hua-Fei Deng, Sha Wang, Lian Li, Qin Zhou, Wan-Bei Guo, Xiao-Li Wang, Mei-Dong Liu, Ke Liu, Xian-Zhong Xiao
OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we aimed to explore the effects of puerarin on vascular endothelial cell injury induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and its underlying mechanisms. METHODS: The cell viability and morphological changes were assessed using the cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and 4´,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) staining, respectively. The levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), monocyte/macrophage chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1), IL-8, intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), thrombomodulin (TM) and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in cell culture supernatant were determined by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775873/psychosocial-stress-and-inflammation-driving-tryptophan-breakdown-in-children-and-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-two-cohorts
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Nathalie Michels, Gerard Clarke, Loreto Olavarria-Ramirez, Sonia Gómez-Martínez, Ligia Esperanza Díaz, Ascensión Marcos, Kurt Widhalm, Livia A Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Tryptophan breakdown is an important mechanism in several diseases e.g. inflammation and stress-induced inflammation have been associated with the development of depression via enhanced tryptophan breakdown. Depression is a major public health problem which commonly starts during adolescence, thus identifying underlying mechanisms during early life is crucial in prevention. The aim of this work was to verify whether independent and interacting associations of psychosocial stress and inflammation on tryptophan breakdown already exist in children and adolescents as a vulnerable age group...
May 15, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775416/downregulation-of-the-%C3%AE-1-and-%C3%AE-1-subunit-of-sgc-in-arterial-smooth-muscle-cells-of-opscc-is-hpv-independent
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Y Korkmaz, H C Roggendorf, O G Siefer, J Seehawer, T Imhof, M Plomann, W Bloch, A Friebe, C U Huebbers
The nitric oxide (NO)-sensitive soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) is a heterodimeric enzyme with an α and β subunit. NO binds to heme of the β1 -subunit of sGC, activates the enzyme in the reduced heme iron state in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), and generates cGMP-inducing vasodilatation and suppression of VSMC proliferation. In the complex tumor milieu with higher levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), sGC heme iron may become oxidized and insensitive to NO. To change sGC from an NO-insensitive to NO-sensitive state or NO-independent manner, protein expression of sGC in VSMC is required...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774603/programmed-nanoparticle-loaded-nanoparticles-for-deep-penetrating-3d-cancer-therapy
#7
Jinhwan Kim, Changshin Jo, Won-Gwang Lim, Sungjin Jung, Yeong Mi Lee, Jun Lim, Haeshin Lee, Jinwoo Lee, Won Jong Kim
Tumors are 3D, composed of cellular agglomerations and blood vessels. Therapies involving nanoparticles utilize specific accumulations due to the leaky vascular structures. However, systemically injected nanoparticles are mostly uptaken by cells located on the surfaces of cancer tissues, lacking deep penetration into the core cancer regions. Herein, an unprecedented strategy, described as injecting "nanoparticle-loaded nanoparticles" to address the long-lasting problem is reported for effective surface-to-core drug delivery in entire 3D tumors...
May 18, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774323/encapsulated-papillary-carcinoma-in-a-man-with-gynecomastia-ultrasonography-mammography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-with-pathologic-correlation
#8
Ravza Yılmaz, Rana Günöz Cömert, Samil Aliyev, Yücel Toktaş, Semen Önder, Selman Emirikçi, Vahit Özmen
Male breast cancer is an uncommon disease that constitutes 1% of all breast cancers and encapsulated papillary carcinoma (EPC) is a rare subtype of malignant male diseases. Gynecomastia is the most common disease of the male breast. We report a 63-year-old male patient with EPC accompanied by gynecomastia that was diagnosed and treated at our breast center. Mammography showed an oval-shaped dense mass with circumscribed margins on the ground of nodular gynecomastia. On ultrasonographic exam, we saw a well-circumscribed complex mass with a solid component which was vascular on Doppler ultrasonography...
April 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774102/targeting-tie-2-angiopoietin-axis-in-experimental-mesothelioma-confers-differential-responses-and-raises-predictive-implications
#9
Sophia Magkouta, Apostolos Pappas, Ioannis S Pateras, Androniki Kollintza, Charalampos Moschos, Maria-Eleni Vazakidou, Vasiliki Karavana, Vassilis G Gorgoulis, Ioannis Kalomenidis
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is resistant to currently used treatment. Angiopoieitn-1 directly promotes mesothelioma cell growth in a Tie-2-dependent fashion. Angiopoietin/Tie-2 axis may thus be valid targets for therapeutic interventions against mesothelioma. We hypothesized that a soluble angiopoietin inhibitor (Murine Tek-deltaFc) would halt mesothelioma progression in vivo by enhancing mesothelioma cell proliferation and inhibiting tumor angiogenesis. Our hypothesis was challenged on two syngeneic mesothelioma in vivo models (AB1 cells-Balb/c mice and AE17 cells-C57BL/6 mice...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774063/dual-target-gene-therapy-to-eml4-alk-nsclc-by-a-gold-nanoshell-based-system
#10
Siwen Li, Yuxi Liu, Yalan Rui, Liping Tang, Samuel Achilefu, Yueqing Gu
Although EML4-ALK transforming fusion gene is represented in only 8% of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases, its expression is partly responsive for the failure of current NSCLC treatments. Preventing secondary mutation of the ALK protein through direct gene manipulation could overcome NSCLC drug resistance. Method: In this study, we developed a gold nanoshell (HAuNs) drug carrier for delivery and selective photo-thermal release of genes that target ALK and microRNA-301 in NSCLC. Additionally, the densely-coated nanoshell adsorbed high amounts of the positively-charged anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX), generating an exciting multidimensional treatment strategy that includes gene-, thermal- and chemo- therapy...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774034/targeting-vegf-vegfr-to-modulate-antitumor-immunity
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REVIEW
Ju Yang, Jing Yan, Baorui Liu
In addition to the crucial role in promoting the growth of tumor vessels, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is also immunosuppressive. VEGF can inhibit the function of T cells, increase the recruitment of regulatory T cells (Tregs) and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), and hinder the differentiation and activation of dendritic cells (DCs). Recent studies have investigated the role of antiangiogenic agents in antitumor immunity, especially in recent 3 years. Therefore, it is necessary to update the role of targeting VEGF/VEGFR in antitumor immunity...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773888/antitumor-effect-of-axitinib-combined-with-dopamine-and-pk-pd-modeling-in-the-treatment-of-human-breast-cancer-xenograft
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Yuan-Heng Ma, Si-Yuan Wang, Yu-Peng Ren, Jian Li, Ting-Jie Guo, Wei Lu, Tian-Yan Zhou
Rising evidence has shown the development of resistance to vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) inhibitors in the practices of cancer therapy. It is reported that the efficacy of axitinib (AX), a VEGFR inhibitor, is limited in the treatment of breast cancer as a single agent or in combination with other chemotherapeutic drugs due to the probability of rising population of cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) caused by AX. The present study evaluated the effect of dopamine (DA) improving AX's efficacy on MCF-7/ADR breast cancer in vitro and in vivo, and developed a pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) model describing the in vivo experimental data and characterizing the interaction of effect between AX and DA...
May 17, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773881/evaluation-of-vascular-changes-with-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-after-ruthenium-106-brachytherapy-of-circumscribed-choroidal-hemangioma
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Gilda Cennamo, Claudia Rossi, Maria Angelica Breve, Nunzio Velotti, Antonio Farella, Raffaele Liuzzi, Giovanni Cennamo
PURPOSE: To describe the vascular changes of circumscribed choroidal hemangioma (CCH) after ruthenium-106 brachytherapy using optical coherence tomography angiography (angio-OCT). METHODS: Seven eyes of 7 patients diagnosed with symptomatic CCH who underwent ruthenium-106 plaque radiotherapy were included in the study. Patients underwent complete ophthalmic examination, bulbar echography and angio-OCT. The same protocol was applied 1 year after ruthenium-106 brachytherapy...
May 18, 2018: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773761/surgical-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer
#14
Wioletta Masiak-Segit, Karol Rawicz-Pruszyński, Magdalena Skórzewska, Wojciech P Polkowski
The only way to cure the patient with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas (RT) is surgical excision of the tumor. The standard surgical treatment of resectable pancreatic carcinoma is considered the classic pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) with the Kausch- Whipple procedure, or the pylorus-preserving PD with the Traverso-Longmire method. The most difficult technically and at the same time the most important PD stage from an oncological point of view is the separation of the head of the pancreas from the superior mesenteric artery...
April 30, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772400/neuro-endoscope-for-skull-base-tumors
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REVIEW
Hua Gao, Chunhui Liu, Yazhuo Zhang
The endoscope has traditionally been used in neurosurgery to access a lesion within a natural body cavity. The challenge has been to access and resect deep-seated intraparenchymal lesions using a minimally invasive endoscopic technique. Endoscopic endonasal trans-sphenoidal surgery has gained increasing acceptance by otolaryngologists and neurosurgeons. Surgical procedures of the skull base include exposure, resection, and base reconstruction. These approaches start at the sphenoid sinus, which provides a reference point to important vascular and neural structures...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771954/preoperative-prediction-of-microvascular-invasion-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-ivim-diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging-and-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mr-imaging
#16
Wei Zhao, Wenguang Liu, Huaping Liu, Xiaoping Yi, Jiale Hou, Yigang Pei, Hui Liu, Deyun Feng, Liyu Liu, Wenzheng Li
Microvascular invasion (MVI) is regarded as one of the independent risk factors for recurrence and poor prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The presence of MVI in HCCs was evaluated on the basis of pathological reports of surgical specimens and was defined as tumor within a vascular space lined by endothelium that was visible only on microscopy. The aim of the study was to investigate the usefulness of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) diffusion weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in predicting MVI of HCC...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771821/the-effects-of-exercise-aspirin-and-celecoxib-in-an-atherogenic-environment
#17
Heather Grimm, Jan Kretzschmar, Marc D Cook, Michael D Brown
INTRODUCTION: Optimal vascular function is a hallmark of cardiovascular health. Specifically, the balance of vasoconstricting and vasodilating substances is recognized as a marker of vascular health. One of the greatest challenges to vascular health and vasodilatory balance is tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) mediated inflammation. Uncovering effective strategies that maintain a vascular environment that is more vasodilatory and anti-thrombotic in the face of an inflammatory challenge is favorable...
April 30, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770764/predictive-value-of-mri-detected-extramural-vascular-invasion-in-stage-t3-rectal-cancer-patients-before-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation
#18
Yiqun Sun, Jianwen Li, Lijun Shen, Xiaolin Wang, Tong Tong, Yajia Gu
PURPOSE: We set out to explore the probability of MRI-detected extramural vascular invasion (mr-EMVI) before chemoradiation to predict responses to chemoradiation and survival in stage T3 rectal cancer patients. METHODS: A total of 100 patients with T3 rectal cancer who underwent MRI examination and received neoadjuvant chemoradiation and surgery were enrolled. The correlation between mr-EMVI and other clinical factors were analyzed by chi-square. Logistic regression model was performed to select the potential factors influencing tumor responses to neoadjuvant chemoradiation...
May 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769325/the-ancient-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-signaling-system-is-a-master-regulator-of-energy-and-carbon-metabolism-in-algae
#19
Rishiram Ramanan, Quynh-Giao Tran, Dae-Hyun Cho, Jae-Eun Jeong, Byung-Hyuk Kim, Sang-Yoon Shin, Sae-Hae Choi, Kwang-Hyeon Liu, Dae-Soo Kim, Seon-Jin Lee, Jose L Crespo, Hee-Gu Lee, Hee-Mock Oh, Hee-Sik Kim
Algae undergo a complete metabolic transformation under stress by arresting cell growth, inducing autophagy, and hyper-accumulating biofuel precursors such as triacylglycerols and starch. However, the regulatory mechanisms behind this stress-induced transformation are still unclear. Here, we use biochemical, mutational, and 'omics' approaches to demonstrate that phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling mediates the homeostasis of energy molecules and influences carbon metabolism in algae. In Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, the inhibition and knockdown (KD) of algal class III PI3K led to significantly decreased cell growth, altered cell morphology, and higher lipid and starch contents...
May 16, 2018: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768178/trained-memory-of-human-uterine-nk-cells-enhances-their-function-in-subsequent-pregnancies
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Moriya Gamliel, Debra Goldman-Wohl, Batya Isaacson, Chamutal Gur, Natan Stein, Rachel Yamin, Michael Berger, Myriam Grunewald, Eli Keshet, Yoach Rais, Chamutal Bornstein, Eyal David, Adam Jelinski, Iris Eisenberg, Caryn Greenfield, Arbel Ben-David, Tal Imbar, Ronit Gilad, Ronit Haimov-Kochman, David Mankuta, Matan Elami-Suzin, Ido Amit, Jacob H Hanna, Simcha Yagel, Ofer Mandelboim
Natural killer cells (NKs) are abundant in the human decidua, regulating trophoblast invasion and angiogenesis. Several diseases of poor placental development are associated with first pregnancies, so we thus looked to characterize differences in decidual NKs (dNKs) in first versus repeated pregnancies. We discovered a population found in repeated pregnancies, which has a unique transcriptome and epigenetic signature, and is characterized by high expression of the receptors NKG2C and LILRB1. We named these cells Pregnancy Trained decidual NK cells (PTdNKs)...
May 15, 2018: Immunity
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