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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423684/prognostic-clinicopathologic-factors-in-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-origin-a-study-of-106-consecutive-cases
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Junjeong Choi, Ji Hae Nahm, Sang Kyum Kim
A heterogeneous group of cancers for which the site of origin remains occult after detailed investigations is defined as carcinomas of unknown primary origin (CUPs). Because patients with CUP have a dismal prognosis, we have analyzed CUPs to highlight the implication of clinicopathologic factors related with patient survival. A total of 106 consecutive cases of CUP were collected. A two-step strategy of immunohistochemistry to assess CUPs according NCCN Guidelines is used to separate carcinomatous tumors and subtype carcinomas...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383853/-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-a-not-so-rare-entity
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REVIEW
E Gonne, J Collignon, G Jerusalem, C Gennigens
Carcinomas of unknown primary (CUP) form a whole group of heterogeneous neoplasias. CUP are defined as metastatic epithelial tumors in which the initial work up has failed to detect the primary site. Their frequency is 3-5 % of the adult solid neoplasias. The prognosis is poor with a life expectancy of a few months (inferior to 1 year). The treatment depends on the histology and, particularly, on the metastatic localiza¬tion. Surgery with or without radiotherapy is the preferred treatment option for isolated lesions...
October 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349910/good-bugs-vs-bad-bugs-evaluation-of-inhibitory-effect-of-selected-probiotics-against-enterococcus-faecalis
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Aarti A Bohora, Sharad R Kokate
INTRODUCTION: The main goal of endodontics is the prevention of apical periodontitis. This is due to the presence of persistent pathogenic microorganisms, such as Enterococcus faecalis, and its ability to directly cause acute and chronic inflammation in the periapical tissues. Lactobacillus has been shown to promote health in the intestines as well as to inhibit the growth of certain problematic oral bacteria. This study explores shifting the established paradigm of endodontic treatment, which has focused on eliminating all bacteria from the canal system and on elimination of the problematic bacteria through introducing probiotics...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346390/the-effect-and-mechanism-of-transdermal-penetration-enhancement-of-fu-s-cupping-therapy-new-physical-penetration-technology-for-transdermal-administration-with-traditional-chinese-medicine-tcm-characteristics
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Wei-Jie Xie, Yong-Ping Zhang, Jian Xu, Xiao-Bo Sun, Fang-Fang Yang
BACKGROUND: In this paper, a new type of physical penetration technology for transdermal administration with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) characteristics is presented. Fu's cupping therapy (FCT), was established and studied using in vitro and in vivo experiments and the penetration effect and mechanism of FCT physical penetration technology was preliminarily discussed. METHODS: With 1-(4-chlorobenzoyl)-5-methoxy-2-methylindole-3-ylacetic acid (indomethacin, IM) as a model drug, the establishment of high, medium, and low references was completed for the chemical permeation system via in vitro transdermal tests...
March 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338116/how-to-diagnose-and-treat-a-cancer-of-unknown-primary-site
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REVIEW
Ciprian Tomuleasa, Florin Zaharie, Mihai-Stefan Muresan, Laura Pop, Zsolt Fekete, Delia Dima, Ioana Frinc, Adrian Trifa, Cristian Berce, Ancuta Jurj, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe, Mihnea Zdrenghea
Almost one in every three patients with advanced tumors have distant metastasis at the time of clinical diagnosis. In most cases, the primary tumor site is identified immediately, within a few days. But for some patients, the primary lesion cannot be found after the initial clinical assessment. These cases are called cancers of unknown primary origin (CUPs), a clinical diagnosis very difficult to manage by physicians due to the absence of a standard-of-care for the initial therapeutic regimen, as well as due to the impossibility to include these cases in randomized clinical trials...
March 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316949/evaluation-of-the-role-of-probiotics-in-endodontic-treatment-a-preliminary-study
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Aarti Bohora, Sharad Kokate
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The principal goal of endodontics is the prevention of periapical infection. Acute and chronic apical periodontitis occur due to the persistence of pathogenic microorganisms such as Enterococcus faecalis and Candida albicans harboring the root canal systems of the teeth. The concept of the use of probiotics in addressing endodontic disease is new and has not been studied adequately. On the basis of the success of probiotics in periodontal treatment, this preliminary work was performed (a) to evaluate the antibacterial efficacy of probiotics against common endodontic pathogens, i...
January 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314959/cancer-of-unknown-primary-cup-of-the-head-and-neck-retrospective-analysis-of-81-patients
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Basel Al Kadah, Giorgos Papaspyrou, Maximilian Linxweiler, Bernhard Schick, Christian Rübe, Benjamin Simeon Büchler, Marcus Niewald
The treatment of patients with cervical lymph node metastases without detectable primary tumor remains an important challenge, until today, no standard therapy is available. The present study investigated the multimodal treatment of patients with head and neck CUP syndrome (HNCUP) and their follow-up retrospectively. 81 patients with cervical lymph node metastases without a primary tumor were treated at the Departments of Otorhinolaryngology as well as Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology at the University of Saarland in Homburg, Germany in the period between 1991 and 2013...
March 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304198/extracranial-vertebral-artery-rupture-likely-secondary-to-cupping-therapy-superimposed-on-spontaneous-dissection
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Jae Young Choi, Jae Il Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289646/effectiveness-of-ear-splint-therapy-for-ear-deformities
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Ji Eun Woo, Yul-Hyun Park, Eun Ji Park, Kyu Yong Park, Sun Hee Kim, Shin-Young Yim
OBJECTIVE: To present our experience with ear splint therapy for babies with ear deformities, and thereby demonstrate that this therapy is an effective and safe intervention without significant complications. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 54 babies (35 boys and 19 girls; 80 ears; age ≤3 months) with ear deformities who had received ear splint therapy at the Center for Torticollis, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ajou University Hospital between December 2014 and February 2016...
February 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259496/integrative-acupuncture-and-spinal-manipulative-therapy-versus-either-alone-for-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial-feasibility-study
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Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, Kevin A Rose, Gena E Kadar, Eric L Hurwitz
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of conducting a large-scale randomized controlled trial (RCT) examining whether an integrative care model combining spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and acupuncture can lead to better outcomes for low back pain (LBP) than either therapy alone. METHODS: This study was conducted at a complementary and alternative medicine university health center. Participants with acute or chronic LBP were randomized to (1) acupuncture, (2) SMT, or (3) integrative acupuncture and SMT groups...
March 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249091/subretinal-glial-membranes-in-eyes-with-geographic-atrophy
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Malia M Edwards, D Scott McLeod, Imran A Bhutto, Rhonda Grebe, Maeve Duffy, Gerard A Lutty
Purpose: Müller cells create the external limiting membrane (ELM) by forming junctions with photoreceptor cells. This study evaluated the relationship between focal photoreceptors and RPE loss in geographic atrophy (GA) and Müller cell extension into the subretinal space. Methods: Human donor eyes with no retinal disease or geographic atrophy (GA) were fixed and the eye cups imaged. The retinal posterior pole was stained for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP; astrocytes and activated Müller cells) and vimentin (Müller cells) while the submacular choroids were labeled with Ulex Europaeus Agglutinin lectin (blood vessels)...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216951/a-qualitative-insight-on-complementary-and-alternative-medicines-used-by-hypertensive-patients
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Inas Rifaat Ibrahim, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Fahad Saleem, Haydar F Al Tukmagi
BACKGROUND: The self-treatment with complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) in chronic diseases is portraying an expanding trend worldwide. Yet, little is known concerning patients' motives to use CAM in the control of blood pressure. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore the self-use of CAM in the management of hypertension and explore patients' attitudes, perceived benefits, and disclosure to the physician. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A qualitative technique was adopted and face-to-face interviews, using a validated interview guide, were carried out among twenty hypertensive patients...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211058/a-feasibility-study-of-a-hybrid-breast-immobilization-system-for-early-breast-cancer-in-proton-beam-therapy
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Takeshi Arimura, Takashi Ogino, Takashi Yoshiura, Mitsugi Matsuyama, Naoaki Kondo, Hideki Miyazaki, Akari Sakuragi, Takayuki Ohara, Etsuyo Ogo, Yoshio Hishikawa
PURPOSE: We aimed to develop a new breast-immobilizing system for proton beam therapy (PBT) of early breast cancer (EBC) that would provide the optimum breast shape during the treatment as well as increased fixation reliability by reducing the influence of respiratory movement. METHODS: The breast-immobilizing system (HyBIS; hybrid breast-immobilizing system) consists of a whole body immobilization system (WBIS), position-converting device (to change patient position), photo-scanning system, breast cup (made using a three-dimensional printer), breast cup-fitting apparatus, breast cup-holding device (to ensure the breast remains lifted in the supine position), and dedicated stretcher fixed to the WBIS (to carry the patient)...
February 16, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191804/does-alternative-and-traditional-wasam-local-cautery-therapy-facilitate-an-early-and-more-extensive-locoregional-metastasis-of-breast-cancer
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(no author information available yet)
INTRODUCTION: A large heterogeneous group of unproven remedies exist to treat cancer in both developed and developing countries. Some of these remedies often do more harm than good to the patients. The traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures. The traditional medicine in Oman is based on herbal treatment and skin treatment (massage, Cupping and skin burn "cautery" treatment-known as Wasam or Kaiy)...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176628/diabetes-type-4-a-paradigm-shift-in-the-understanding-of-glaucoma-the-brain-specific-diabetes-and-the-candidature-of-insulin-as-a-therapeutic-agent
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M A Faiq, T Dada
The present analytical anecdote aims at construing the probable mechanism and ensuing applications of the "Brain Diabetes Hypothesis of Glaucoma" proposed by our research group in early 2014. Here we go a step further to look into many important mechanisms that serve to bridge conceptual gaps to fill up the mosaic of a picture revealing that glaucoma indeed is brain specific diabetes and more appropriately "Diabetes Type 4". Based on this conceptual substance, we weave a novel idea of insulin being a potential remedy for glaucoma...
February 6, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151748/applications-of-antisense-oligonucleotides-for-the-treatment-of-inherited-retinal-diseases
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REVIEW
Rob W J Collin, Alejandro Garanto
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the last years, antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) have gained attention as a therapeutic tool for the treatment of ocular diseases such as cytomegalovirus retinitis, keratitis-induced corneal neovascularization, and inherited retinal diseases (IRDs). In this review, we summarize the recent key findings, and describe the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead to translate AON-based therapies to the clinic, in particular for IRDs. RECENT FINDINGS: The efficacy of AONs to restore splice defects and cellular phenotypes associated with a common mutation in CEP290 was demonstrated in patient-derived optic cups and in a transgenic mouse model, respectively...
May 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144684/combined-p16-and-p53-expression-in-cervical-cancer-of-unknown-primary-and-other-prognostic-parameters-a-single-center-analysis
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Müjdat Yildirim, Jens Müller von der Grün, Ria Winkelmann, Emmanouil Fokas, Franz Rödel, Hanns Ackermann, Claus Rödel, Panagiotis Balermpas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cervical cancer of unknown primary (CUP) represents an uncommon and heterogeneous subentity of head and neck cancer. However, both optimal diagnostics and therapy remain unclear. An improved understanding of the underlying pathology is essential to enable future tailored therapies and optimized outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 53 patients with head and neck CUP and 48 available cervical lymph node specimens. All patients have received radiotherapy between 2007 and 2015...
April 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138720/the-dual-mobility-cup-in-muscular-skeletal-oncology-rationale-and-indications
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Carmine Zoccali, Dario Attala, Alessandra Scotto di Uccio, Barbara Rossi, Gennaro Scotto, Roberto Biagini
PURPOSE: Because of the improvement of medical therapy and the corresponding increase in life expectancy, orthopaedic surgeons are obliged to perform more wide resections rather than intramedullary stabilization nailing for patients affected by tumours of the hip compared to the past. Wide resection often causes joint instability, so prosthetic reconstruction presents a higher risk of dislocation than in primary osteoarthritis cases. The aim of the present paper is to classify the indications for the dual mobility cup (DMC) hip prosthesis based on the anatomic structures involved in the disease and to analyse the rationale to reduce the risk of dislocation...
January 31, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111861/comparison-of-sampling-methods-to-measure-hiv-rna-viral-load-in-female-genital-tract-secretions
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Shameem Z Jaumdally, Heidi E Jones, Donald R Hoover, Hoyam Gamieldien, Jean-Mari Kriek, Nontokozo Langwenya, Landon Myer, Jo-Ann S Passmore, Catherine S Todd
PROBLEM: How does menstrual cup (MC) compare to other genital sampling methods for HIV RNA recovery? METHOD OF STUDY: We compared HIV RNA levels between MC, endocervical swab (ECS), and ECS-enriched cervicovaginal lavage (eCVL) specimens in 51 HIV-positive, antiretroviral therapy-naive women at enrollment, 3 and 6 months, with order rotated by visit. Paired comparisons were analyzed with McNemar's exact tests, signed-rank tests, and an extension of Somer's D for pooled analyses across visits...
March 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101916/perceptions-of-cancer-of-unknown-primary-site-a-national-survey-of-australian-medical-oncologists
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Christos S Karapetis, Lisa Guccione, Martin Hn Tattersall, Helen Gooden, Claire M Vajdic, Sylvie Lambert, Monica Robotin, Linda Mileshkin, Penelope Schofield
INTRODUCTION: Despite being the 6(th) cause of cancer death in Australia, cancer of unknown primary (CUP) site remains poorly understood. AIMS: To describe practices relating to the diagnosis, investigation, classification, communication and management of CUP amongst medical oncologists. METHODS: We invited all members of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia to participate in a national, anonymous online survey about CUP. The survey collected data regarding diagnosis acceptance, diagnostic tests, treatment protocols and communication practices around the diagnosis of CUP...
January 19, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
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