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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547760/blinded-review-of-archival-radical-prostatectomy-specimens-supports-that-contemporary-gleason-score-6-prostate-cancer-lacks-metastatic-potential
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Luciano A Nunez Bragayrac, Christine Murekeyisoni, Michael J Vacchio, Kristopher Attwood, Diana C Mehedint, James L Mohler, Gissou Azabdaftari, Bo Xu, Eric C Kauffman
BACKGROUND: Retrospective identification of Gleason pattern 4 in metastatic Gleason score 3 + 3 = 6 (GS6) radical prostatectomy (RP) specimens has suggested true GS6 prostate cancer (CaP) lacks metastatic potential. However, pathologist awareness of study design and metastasis outcomes at the time of RP review might have introduced upgrading bias. We used pathologist-blinded methodology for unbiased characterization of metastasis rates for contemporarily defined pathologic GS6 (pGS6) CaP...
May 26, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547573/results-of-lumbar-spondylodeses-using-different-bone-grafting-materials-after-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-tlif
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Nicolas Heinz vonderHoeh, Anna Voelker, Christoph-Eckhard Heyde
PURPOSE: Can a mixture of hydroxyapatite (HA) and autologous bone from decompression sites produce similar results when used for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)? In the current literature, autologous iliac crest bone grafts (ICBGs) have been reported the gold standard for this procedure. Indeed, to date, no clinical data have confirmed that a mixture of equal volumes of HA and local autologous bone produce similar results in term of fusion as the same volume of autologous ICBG alone...
May 25, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546135/neoadjuvant-hypofractionated-radiotherapy-and-chemotherapy-in-high-grade-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcomas-phase-2-clinical-trial-protocol
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Ranyell Msb Spencer, Samuel Aguiar Junior, Fabio O Ferreira, Paulo R Stevanato Filho, Bruna Ec Kupper, Maria Lg Silva, Celso A Mello, Tiago S Bezerra, Ademar Lopes
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant radiotherapy (RT) and chemotherapy are applied to large, high-grade extremity soft tissue sarcomas to treat metastatic disease earlier and sterilize margins to perform R0 surgery. However, preoperative RT increases wound complication rates (rWC), delaying adjuvant chemotherapy or preventing it from being administered altogether. Hypofractionated neoadjuvant RT can be offered in this situation, concomitant to chemotherapy, allowing patients to receive chemotherapy as a preoperative treatment in less time with an acceptable rWC...
May 25, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545938/an-update-of-77-cases-diagnosed-as-oral-hemangiomas-based-on-glut-1-positivity
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Tiago João da Silva Filho, Denise Hélen Imaculada Pereira de Oliveira, Veruska Lima Moura Brasil, Cassiano Francisco Weege Nonaka, Éricka Janine Dantas da Silveira, Lélia Maria Guedes Queiroz
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate cases diagnosed as "oral hemangiomas" based on the immunohistochemical expression of human glucose transporter protein (GLUT-1) and on histopathological features, and to investigate whether the classification proposed by the ISSVA was used correctly to classify these lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All cases stored in the archives of an Oral Pathology Service and diagnosed as "oral hemangiomas" were reviewed. Seventy-seven cases were analyzed regarding the expression of GLUT-1...
May 22, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545823/novel-molecular-subgroups-for-clinical-classification-and-outcome-prediction-in-childhood-medulloblastoma-a-cohort-study
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Edward C Schwalbe, Janet C Lindsey, Sirintra Nakjang, Stephen Crosier, Amanda J Smith, Debbie Hicks, Gholamreza Rafiee, Rebecca M Hill, Alice Iliasova, Thomas Stone, Barry Pizer, Antony Michalski, Abhijit Joshi, Stephen B Wharton, Thomas S Jacques, Simon Bailey, Daniel Williamson, Steven C Clifford
BACKGROUND: International consensus recognises four medulloblastoma molecular subgroups: WNT (MBWNT), SHH (MBSHH), group 3 (MBGrp3), and group 4 (MBGrp4), each defined by their characteristic genome-wide transcriptomic and DNA methylomic profiles. These subgroups have distinct clinicopathological and molecular features, and underpin current disease subclassification and initial subgroup-directed therapies that are underway in clinical trials. However, substantial biological heterogeneity and differences in survival are apparent within each subgroup, which remain to be resolved...
May 22, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537481/investigation-of-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-c677t-polymorphism-and-human-papilloma-virus-genotypes-in-iranian-breast-cancer
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Hanieh Rezaei, Hossein Rassi, Fahimeh Nemati Mansur
Breast cancer (BC) is the leading cause of death among Iranian women. Development of BC is a multistep process, arising from genetic changes such as methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphism and infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). In this study, we investigated HPV genotypes associated with BCs and its relation with MTHFR C677T polymorphism for early detection of familial BCs. A total of 84 archival BC samples from Iran were collected. Verification of each cancer reported in a relative was sought through the pathology reports of the hospital records...
May 24, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534663/pulmonary-granular-cell-tumours-case-presentations-and-literature-review
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Petra Radić, Luka Brčić
Pulmonary granular cells tumours are very rare tumours, most probably originating from Schwann cells. Although rare, clinical and biological presentation is diverse. They are most commonly endobronchial masses, usually a solitary pulmonary lesion, although in up to 20% they can occur as multiple lesions and can be mistaken for malignant process. In spite of infiltrative growth, and rare direct lymph node invasion, they have a very good prognosis if completely removed. Here we present two cases from the archives of the Institute of Pathology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, with literature review...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522188/an-update-on-myofibromas-and-myofibromatosis-affecting-the-oral-regions-with-report-of-24-new-cases
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Molly Housley Smith, John D Reith, Donald M Cohen, Nadim M Islam, Kimberly T Sibille, Indraneel Bhattacharyya
OBJECTIVES: Myofibromas are uncommon soft tissue tumors exhibiting considerable histopathologic overlap with other benign and malignant entities. The treatment of lesions arising in the oral cavity is controversial. Here, we present 24 new cases and review the literature. STUDY DESIGN: A search for oral myofibromas was performed within the archives of the University of Florida Oral Pathology and Surgical Pathology Services (1994-2015). Demographic information and immunohistochemical results were recorded...
April 5, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511066/deep-image-mining-for-diabetic-retinopathy-screening
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Gwenolé Quellec, Katia Charrière, Yassine Boudi, Béatrice Cochener, Mathieu Lamard
Deep learning is quickly becoming the leading methodology for medical image analysis. Given a large medical archive, where each image is associated with a diagnosis, efficient pathology detectors or classifiers can be trained with virtually no expert knowledge about the target pathologies. However, deep learning algorithms, including the popular ConvNets, are black boxes: little is known about the local patterns analyzed by ConvNets to make a decision at the image level. A solution is proposed in this paper to create heatmaps showing which pixels in images play a role in the image-level predictions...
April 28, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498280/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-the-origins-of-metastatic-well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumors-to-the-liver
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Zhaohai Yang, David S Klimstra, Ralph H Hruban, Laura H Tang
Metastatic neoplasms of unknown primary site pose a major challenge to patient management. As targeted therapies are now being tailored to neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of different primary sites, identifying the origin of metastatic NETs has become increasingly important. Compared with more extensive efforts on metastatic adenocarcinomas of unknown primary, the literature on metastatic NETs (often to the liver) is relatively sparse and most studies are based on primary tumors. We sought to study metastatic well-differentiated NETs to the liver to identify markers that predict the site of origin...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481769/inflammatory-mediators-in-xanthelasma-palpebrarum-histopathologic-and-immunohistochemical-study
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Maria S Govorkova, Tatyana Milman, Gui-Shuang Ying, Wei Pan, Rona Z Silkiss
PURPOSE: To evaluate the expression of inflammatory mediators in xanthelasma palpebrarum. METHODS: In this retrospective histopathologic case-control study, xanthelasma specimens obtained from the private practice and pathology archives of 1 author (R.Z.S.) were analyzed and compared with the blepharoplasty tissues from age- and sex-matched controls. Paraffin-embedded tissue sections were stained with hematoxylin-eosin and CD3, CD20, CD163, cyclooxygenase-1, inducible nitric oxide synthase, matrix metallopeptidase-9, and myeloperoxidase antibodies...
May 5, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476217/apoptosis-in-vocal-fold-polyps
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Abdul-Latif Hamdan, Georges Tabet, Zein Saadeddin, Rachel Btaiche, Ibrahim Khalifeh
OBJECTIVE: To examine the degree of apoptosis and its role in the pathogenesis of polyps of the vocal folds. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A review of the pathology department's archives for patients diagnosed with vocal fold polyps between 2010 and 2016 has been conducted. As a control group, gross and microscopically intact vocal fold from laryngectomy specimens was collected. A total of 61 vocal fold polyps from 51 patients and 41 unremarkable vocal folds from the control group were identified...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472562/prevalence-of-odontogenic-lesions-among-the-kanpur-population-an-institutional-study
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Amrita Raj, Gayathri Ramesh, Ramesh Nagarajappa, Amit Pandey, Ankita Raj
BACKGROUND: The frequency and incidence of odontogenic cysts and tumors are controversial and depends in the geographic location. These lesions have great clinical and histopathological diversity, and reflect a need for epidemiological profile to be considered when these lesions are studied. AIM: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of odontogenic cysts and tumors over a period of 10 years and to compare with other data reported around the world...
May 2017: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472158/clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-de-novo-versus-nevus-associated-melanoma-in-taiwan
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Yi-Shuan Sheen, Yi-Hua Liao, Ming-Hsien Lin, Jau-Shiuh Chen, Jau-Yu Liau, Cher-Wei Liang, Yih-Leong Chang, Chia-Yu Chu
Studies surveying melanomas associated with melanocytic nevi in Asia are rare. In this study, we examined whether nevus-associated melanomas differ from de novo melanomas in terms of their associations with clinical factors, histologic characteristics, and patient survival in Taiwan. Using data on cancer cases obtained from the Department of Pathology archives and the Cancer Registry of National Taiwan University Hospital, we conducted a retrospective analysis of 103 consecutive melanoma patients who were diagnosed between 2010 and 2015 and received follow-up through November 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469389/roadmap-to-a-comprehensive-clinical-data-warehouse-for-precision-medicine-applications-in-oncology
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David J Foran, Wenjin Chen, Huiqi Chu, Evita Sadimin, Doreen Loh, Gregory Riedlinger, Lauri A Goodell, Shridar Ganesan, Kim Hirshfield, Lorna Rodriguez, Robert S DiPaola
Leading institutions throughout the country have established Precision Medicine programs to support personalized treatment of patients. A cornerstone for these programs is the establishment of enterprise-wide Clinical Data Warehouses. Working shoulder-to-shoulder, a team of physicians, systems biologists, engineers, and scientists at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have designed, developed, and implemented the Warehouse with information originating from data sources, including Electronic Medical Records, Clinical Trial Management Systems, Tumor Registries, Biospecimen Repositories, Radiology and Pathology archives, and Next Generation Sequencing services...
2017: Cancer Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454690/placental-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-expression-in-small-for-gestational-age-infants-and-risk-for-adverse-outcomes
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Melissa Spiel, Saira Salahuddin, Elizabeth Pernicone, Zsuzsanna Zsengeller, Alice Wang, Anna M Modest, S Ananth Karumanchi, Jonathan L Hecht
INTRODUCTION: Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFLT-1) is an anti-angiogenic factor implicated in the pathogenesis of preterm preeclampsia. We evaluated sFLT-1 expression and placental pathology in pregnancies complicated by small for gestational age (SGA) infants (<10th percentile), without evidence of preeclampsia. METHODS: Clinical and histologic data were compared between groups with high or low sFLT-1 expression determined by immunohistochemistry on archived placentas...
April 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454316/overexpression-of-n-cadherin-and-%C3%AE-catenin-correlates-with-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Hong Sun, Mingyu Liu, Xuewen Wu, Chunguang Yang, Yanni Zhang, Zhenhang Xu, Kelei Gao, Fengjun Wang
An increasing amount of evidence demonstrates that epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is important in tumor invasion and metastases. The cell-cell adhesion molecule N-cadherin and the Wnt/β-catenin cascade protein β-catenin are two biomarkers of EMT. The present study aimed to measure the expression levels of N-cadherin and β-catenin in samples from patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and evaluate their prognostic significance. N-cadherin and β-catenin mRNA was evaluated using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction in 26 NPC tissue samples and 8 nasopharyngeal epithelium samples...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442630/discovering-relationships-between-nuclear-receptor-signaling-pathways-genes-and-tissues-in-transcriptomine
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Lauren B Becnel, Scott A Ochsner, Yolanda F Darlington, Apollo McOwiti, Wasula H Kankanamge, Michael Dehart, Alexey Naumov, Neil J McKenna
We previously developed a web tool, Transcriptomine, to explore expression profiling data sets involving small-molecule or genetic manipulations of nuclear receptor signaling pathways. We describe advances in biocuration, query interface design, and data visualization that enhance the discovery of uncharacterized biology in these pathways using this tool. Transcriptomine currently contains about 45 million data points encompassing more than 2000 experiments in a reference library of nearly 550 data sets retrieved from public archives and systematically curated...
April 25, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440972/a-comparison-between-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-frozen-section-and-permanent-section-analyses-in-central-nervous-system
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Razie Amraei, Afshin Moradi, Hanieh Zham, Mahsa Ahadi, Maryam Baikpour, Azadeh Rakhshan
Objective: Using diagnostic pathological methods during surgery is a valuable means of determining the appropriate management for patients. Application of Frozen Section in CNS surgeries might face challenges due to friability of brain tissue and its relative inaccessibility. Various studies have evaluated the diagnostic acuity of frozen section compared to gold standard but results have been quite inconsistent. We conducted the present study to evaluate the accuracy of cryostat in diagnosing central nervous system tumors compared to the Gold Standard method...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431180/collagenosis-of-the-deep-medullary-veins-an-underrecognized-pathologic-correlate-of-white-matter-hyperintensities-and-periventricular-infarction
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Julia Keith, Fu-Qiang Gao, Raza Noor, Alex Kiss, Gayathiri Balasubramaniam, Kelvin Au, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Mario Masellis, Sandra E Black
White matter hyperintensities (WMH) are prevalent. Although arteriolar disease has been implicated in their pathogenesis, venous pathology warrants consideration. We investigated relationships of WMH with histologic venous, arteriolar and white matter abnormalities and correlated findings with premortem neuroimaging. Three regions of periventricular white matter were sampled from archived autopsy brains of 24 pathologically confirmed Alzheimer disease (AD) and 18 age-matched nonAD patients. Using trichrome staining, venous collagenosis (VC) of periventricular veins (<150 µm in diameter) was scored for severity of wall thickening and occlusion; percent stenosis by collagenosis of large caliber (>200 µm) veins (laVS) was measured...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
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