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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634512/diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-the-detection-and-evaluation-of-cholesteatoma
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Benjamin Henninger, Christian Kremser
Cholesteatoma is a collection of keratinous debris and stratified squamous epithelium. It is trapped in the middle ear and can lead to bony erosion. The disease is treated surgically often followed by a second-look procedure to check for residual tissue or recurrence. Cholesteatoma has specific signal-intensity characteristics on magnetic resonance imaging with very high signal intensity on diffusion weighted imaging (DWI). Various DWI techniques exist: Echo-planar imaging (EPI)-based and non-EPI-based techniques as well as new approaches like multi-shot EPI DWI...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623687/microcalcifications-in-stone-obstructed-human-submandibular-gland-are-associated-with-apoptosis-and-cell-proliferation
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Ivan Lau, Ajay Potluri, Cliff-Lawrence Ibeh, Robert S Redman, Edina Paal, Bidhan C Bandyopadhyay
OBJECTIVE: Human submandibular gland (SMG) stones are associated with inflammation, fibrosis and microcalcifications in the surrounding tissues. However, there is little information about the accompanying cell injury-repair process, apoptosis, and cell proliferation. The purpose of this study was to investigate such an association and its clinical significance. DESIGN OF STUDY: Mid-gland paraffin sections of human SMGs ("stone glands") and normal SMGs ("non-stone glands") were subjected to stains for general histology (hematoxylin and eosin), fibrosis (Masson's trichrome), and calcification (alizarin red) and to immunohistochemistry for proliferative activity (Ki-67), and apoptosis (Caspase-3)...
June 7, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611319/assessing-alpha-tocopherol-levels-in-patients-with-keratocystic-odontogenic-tumor-a-cross-sectional-study
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Bhargavi Krishna Ayinampudi, Sushmita Bhargavi Varikoti, Pacha Venkat Baghirath, B Hari Vinay, Ch Gayathri, Ashalata Gannepalli
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: A keratocystic odontogenic tumour (KCOT) is a benign uni- or multicystic, intraosseous tumour of odontogenic origin, with a characteristic lining of parakeratinized stratified squamous epithelium and potential for aggressive, infiltrative behaviour. Various studies in hamsters showed that, alpha-Tocopherol, which is an active biological form of Vitamin E, is a potent antioxidant known to inhibit tumour formation and also regression of established tumours. So, the aim of the present pilot study was to assess the levels of Alpha-Tocopherol(Vitamin E) in Patients with KCOT and compare them with Vitamin E levels in normal healthy individuals...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609461/association-between-polymorphisms-in-pre-mirna-genes-and-risk-of-oral-squamous-cell-cancer-in-a-chinese-population
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Enjiao Zhang, Zhongfei Xu, Weiyi Duan, Shaohui Huang, Li Lu
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs play important roles in the development of human cancers. This case-control study is to evaluate the roles of the polymorphisms in pre-miRNAs on risk of oral cancer in a Chinese population. METHODS: The genotypes of three polymorphisms were determined in 340 patients with oral squamous cell cancer and 340 healthy controls who were frequency matched for age and sex. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs) were calculated to assess the association...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601935/a-novel-systemic-immune-inflammation-index-predicts-survival-and-quality-of-life-of-patients-after-curative-resection-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Lu Wang, Cong Wang, Jiangfeng Wang, Xiaochen Huang, Yufeng Cheng
PURPOSE: A novel systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) based on platelet (P), neutrophil (N), and lymphocyte (L) counts has been reported to be associated with clinical outcomes in several solid tumors. We aimed to investigate its prognostic value in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and the potential relationship with quality of life (QOL). METHODS: A total of 280 ESCC patients who underwent esophagectomy were enrolled. SII (SII = P × N/L) was calculated on the basis of data obtained within 1 week before surgery...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573762/in-vivo-measurement-of-vocal-fold-surface-resistance
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Masanobu Mizuta, Takashi Kurita, Neal P Dillon, Emily E Kimball, C Gaelyn Garrett, M Preeti Sivasankar, Robert J Webster, Bernard Rousseau
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: A custom-designed probe was developed to measure vocal fold surface resistance in vivo. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate proof of concept of using vocal fold surface resistance as a proxy of functional tissue integrity after acute phonotrauma using an animal model. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective animal study. METHODS: New Zealand White breeder rabbits received 120 minutes of airflow without vocal fold approximation (control) or 120 minutes of raised intensity phonation (experimental)...
June 2, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549422/expression-of-von-hippel-lindau-tumor-suppressor-protein-pvhl-characteristic-of-tongue-cancer-and-proliferative-lesions-in-tongue-epithelium
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Hisashi Hasegawa, Yoshiaki Kusumi, Takeshi Asakawa, Miyoko Maeda, Toshinori Oinuma, Tohru Furusaka, Takeshi Oshima, Mariko Esumi
BACKGROUND: Patients with tongue cancer frequently show loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumor suppressor gene. However, expression of VHL protein (pVHL) in tongue cancer has rarely been investigated and remains largely unknown. We performed immunohistochemical staining of pVHL in tongue tissues and dysplasia, and examined the association with LOH and its clinical significance. METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining of pVHL in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections of cancerous and other tissues from 19 tongue cancer patients showed positivity for LOH of VHL in four samples, negativity in four samples, and was non-informative in 11 samples...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546759/predictive-significance-of-hmgcs2-for-prognosis-in-resected-chinese-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Hong Tang, Yufeng Wu, Yanru Qin, Hongyan Wang, Yongxu Jia, Shujun Yang, Suxia Luo, Qiming Wang
Despite a series of attempts during the last decades, the prognosis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains poor. Different responses of individual tumors encouraged us to look for valuable prognostic markers. As a key regulator controlling the anabolic ketogenic pathway, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA synthase 2 (HMGCS2) has been reported to play a crucial role in colorectal cancer and prostate cancer. However, its importance to ESCC has not been verified. Therefore, a large cohort retrospective study was planned, to investigate the relationship between HMGCS2 expression and ESCC prognosis...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545270/-correlation-between-mutation-of-p53-gene-2-4-exons-from-peripheral-blood-and-hpv16-positive-cervical-cancer-susceptibility-and-clinical-significance
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C M Yin, Y F Yao, Z L Yan, H Y Yang
Objective: To detect mutations of p53 gene 2-4 exons from peripheral blood and to explore their relevance in HPV16-positive cervical cancer susceptibility and clinical significance. Methods: Collected firstly cases from the Third Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University from October 2012 to April 2014, included 167 cases HPV16-postive cervical cancer and 160 cases HPV-negative healthy women. Genomic DNA from the host peripheral venous blood was taken, mutations of p53 gene 2-4 exons were analyzed with software DNAstar after PCR and bidirectional sequencing...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537991/treatment-and-outcomes-of-primary-urethra-cancer
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Tony Y Eng, Tiffany W Chen, Abhilasha J Patel, Jill N Vincent, Chul S Ha
BACKGROUND: Urethral cancer is a rare malignancy, representing <1% of all malignancies. Optimal management, due to its rarity, presents as a treatment dilemma for physicians. There is a lack of consensus regarding treatment as large randomized trials cannot be performed; thus, optimal management decisions rely on study of retrospective cases. This is a review of our institutional experience with urethral cancer treated with various treatment modalities. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 31 patients treated for primary cancer of the urethra from 1958 to 2008...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535939/gene-expression-profiling-of-large-cell-lung-cancer-links-transcriptional-phenotypes-to-the-new-histological-who2015-classification
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Anna Karlsson, Hans Brunnström, Patrick Micke, Srinivas Veerla, Johanna Mattsson, Linnea La Fleur, Johan Botling, Mats Jönsson, Christel Reuterswärd, Maria Planck, Johan Staaf
INTRODUCTION: Large cell carcinoma with or without neuroendocrine features (LCNEC and LC, respectively) constitutes a small proportion of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The WHO2015 classification guidelines changed the definition of the debated histological subtype LC to be based on immunomarkers for adenocarcinoma and squamous cancer. We sought to determine if these new guidelines translate also to the transcriptional landscape of lung cancer, and LC specifically. METHODS: Gene expression profiling was performed using Illumina V4 HT12 microarrays on 159 cases (comprising all histological subtypes including 10 WHO2015 LC and 14 LCNEC tumors), with complimentary mutational and IHC data...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533227/detecting-the-presence-and-progression-of-premalignant-lung-lesions-via-airway-gene-expression
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Jennifer Beane, Sarah A Mazzilli, Anna M Tassinari, Gang Liu, Xiaohui Zhang, Hanqiao Liu, Anne Dy Buncio, Samjot S Dhillon, Suso J Platero, Marc E Lenburg, Mary E Reid, Stephen Lam, Avrum E Spira
  Lung cancer (LC) is the leading cause of cancer death in the US. The molecular events preceding the onset of disease are poorly understood and no effective tools exist to identify smokers with premalignant lesions (PMLs) that will progress to invasive cancer. Prior work identified molecular alterations in the smoke-exposed airway field of injury associated with LC.  Here we focus on an earlier stage in the disease process leveraging the airway field of injury to study PMLs and its utility in LC chemoprevention...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529103/the-importance-of-lymph-node-ratio-for-locoregional-recurrence-of%C3%A2-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-tongue
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Ali-Farid Safi, Andrea Grandoch, Hans-Joachim Nickenig, Joachim E Zöller, Matthias Kreppel
INTRODUCTION: Locoregional recurrence plays a key role in treatment failure of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. In a large amount of studies lymph node ratio could be demonstrated as a promising parameter to stratify risk of patients with oral cavity cancer. However data on the influence of lymph node ratio on locoregional recurrence of tongue squamous cell carcinoma is very rare. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review of 130 patients with treatment naive squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528398/squamous-and-neuroendocrine-specific-immunohistochemical-markers-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-tissue-microarray-study
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J S Lewis, R D Chernock, J A Bishop
The performance characteristics of neuroendocrine-specific and squamous-specific immunohistochemical markers in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), in particular in oropharyngeal tumors in this era of human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced cases, are not well-established. The differential diagnosis for poorly differentiated SCCs, for nonkeratinizing oropharyngeal SCCs, and for other specific SCC variants such as basaloid SCC and undifferentiated (or lymphoepithelial-like) carcinomas includes neuroendocrine carcinomas...
May 20, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524247/comparison-of-adjuvant-therapy-for-node-positive-clinical-stage-ib-iib-cervical-cancer-systemic-chemotherapy-versus-pelvic-irradiation
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Koji Matsuo, Muneaki Shimada, Yoichi Aoki, Masaru Sakamoto, Nobuhiro Takeshima, Hisaya Fujiwara, Takashi Matsumoto, Mikio Mikami, Toru Sugiyama
This was a nation-wide retrospective study in Japan examining women who underwent radical hysterectomy for clinical stage IB-IIB cervical cancer with pelvic and/or para-aortic lymph node metastasis between 2004 and 2008. Time to recurrence or death and patterns of disease recurrence were compared based upon the adjuvant treatment pattern: whole pelvic radiotherapy alone (n=253), concurrent chemo-radiotherapy (CCRT, n=502), and chemotherapy alone (n=319). Women who received chemotherapy alone had similar recurrence (5-year rates, 36...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521490/transcript-levels-of-ten-eleven-translocation-type-1-3-in-cervical-cancer-and-non-cancerous-cervical-tissues
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Dorota Ewa Bronowicka-Kłys, Andrzej Roszak, Piotr Pawlik, Stefan Sajdak, Anna Sowińska, Paweł Piotr Jagodziński
Decreased expression of ten-eleven translocation (TET1, TET2 and TET3) proteins has been reported in various types of cancer. However, the expression levels of TET proteins in cervical cancer (CC) remain to be elucidated. The present study determined the levels of TET1, TET2 and TET3 transcripts in cancerous (n=80) and non-cancerous cervical tissues (n=41). The results revealed a significant reduction in TET1 transcripts (P=0.0000001) in cervical tissue samples from patients with primary CC compared with samples from control patients...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508685/primary-epidermoid-cyst-of-biliary-duct-presenting-as-choledochal-cyst
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Dong Hyang Kwon, Lynt B Johnson, Metin Ozdemirli
Choledochal cyst is a cystic dilation of the biliary tree that can increase the risk of malignancy in bile ducts and the gallbladder. These are usually lined by bile duct epithelium, which may undergo intestinal and squamous metaplasia. This is the first report of clinically diagnosed type II choledochal cyst that is entirely lined by metaplastic stratified squamous epithelium, unlike most other cysts, which are histologically lined by bile duct epithelium. This observation can potentially explain the underlying pathogenic mechanism of rare reports of squamous cell carcinomas arising in bile duct systems...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507441/clinicopathological-significance-of-p14-arf-expression-in-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Fang Wang, Heping Li, Jianting Long, Sheng Ye
BACKGROUND: p14(ARF), a tumor suppressor protein, encoded by the p16 tumor suppressor gene, has been reported to be associated with the clinicopathological features of lung cancer. However, the evaluated outcomes were inconsistent and remained inconclusive. In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to clarify the significance of p14(ARF) expression in lung cancer pathogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Electronic databases, PubMed, Web of Knowledge, Embase, and CNKI, were retrieved to collect relevant articles with inclusion and exclusion criteria...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497579/modulation-of-basal-cell-fate-during-productive-and-transforming-hpv16-infection-is-mediated-by-progressive-e6-driven-depletion-of-notch
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Christian Kranjec, Christina Holleywood, Diane Libert, Heather Griffin, Radma Mahmood, Erin Isaacson, John Doorbar
In stratified epithelia such as the epidermis, homeostasis is maintained by the proliferation of cells in the lower epithelial layers, and the concomitant loss of differentiated cells from the epithelial surface. These differentiating keratinocytes progressively stratify, and form a self-regenerating multi-layered barrier that protects the underlying dermis. In such tissue, the continual loss and replacement of differentiated cells also limits the accumulation of oncogenic mutations within the tissue. Inactivating mutations in key driver genes, such as TP53 and NOTCH1, reduce the proportion of differentiating cells allowing for the long-term persistence of expanding mutant clones in the tissue...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492232/pemphigus
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REVIEW
Michael Kasperkiewicz, Christoph T Ellebrecht, Hayato Takahashi, Jun Yamagami, Detlef Zillikens, Aimee S Payne, Masayuki Amagai
Pemphigus is a group of IgG-mediated autoimmune diseases of stratified squamous epithelia, such as the skin and oral mucosa, in which acantholysis (the loss of cell adhesion) causes blisters and erosions. Pemphigus has three major subtypes: pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus foliaceus and paraneoplastic pemphigus. IgG autoantibodies are characteristically raised against desmoglein 1 and desmoglein 3, which are cell-cell adhesion molecules found in desmosomes. The sites of blister formation can be physiologically explained by the anti-desmoglein autoantibody profile and tissue-specific expression pattern of desmoglein isoforms...
May 11, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
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