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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430799/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-long-noncoding-rnas-as-biomarkers-in-urothelial-carcinoma
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Johanna Droop, Tibor Szarvas, Wolfgang A Schulz, Christian Niedworok, Günter Niegisch, Kathrin Scheckenbach, Michèle J Hoffmann
Many long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are deregulated in cancer and contribute to oncogenesis. In urothelial carcinoma (UC), several lncRNAs have been reported to be overexpressed and proposed as biomarkers. As most reports have not been confirmed independently in large tissue sets, we aimed to validate the diagnostic and prognostic value of lncRNA upregulation in independent cohorts of UC patients. Thus, expression of seven lncRNA candidates (GAS5, H19, linc-UBC1, MALAT1, ncRAN, TUG1, UCA1) was measured by RT-qPCR in cell lines and tissues and correlated to clinicopathological parameters including follow-up data (set 1: N n = 10; T n = 106)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423581/dek-associates-with-tumor-stage-and-outcome-in-hpv16-positive-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Eric A Smith, Bhavna Kumar, Kakajan Komurov, Stephen M Smith, Nicole V Brown, Songzhu Zhao, Pawan Kumar, Theodoros N Teknos, Susanne I Wells
Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OPSCC) are common, have poor outcomes, and comprise two biologically and clinically distinct diseases. While OPSCC that arise from human papillomavirus infections (HPV+) have better overall survival than their HPV- counterparts, the incidence of HPV+ OPSCC is increasing dramatically, affecting younger individuals which are often left with life-long co-morbidities from aggressive treatment. To identify patients which do poorly versus those who might benefit from milder regimens, risk-stratifying biomarkers are now needed within this population...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422590/localized-juvenile-spongiotic-gingival-hyperplasia-report-of-two-cases
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Eleni-Marina Kalogirou, Konstantina Chatzidimitriou, Konstantinos I Tosios, Evangelia P Piperi, Alexandra Sklavounou
OBJECTIVE: Localized juvenile spongiotic gingival hyperplasia (LJSGH) is a painless gingival swelling that histologically exhibits hyperplasia of the non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium, intercellular edema and spongiosis of the spinus layer, and exocytosis of inflammatory cells. LJSGH pathogenesis remains to be elucidated, while a possible origin from the gingival sulcus epithelium is nowadays proposed. STUDY DESIGN: We report two cases of LJSGH with immunohistochemical evaluation of cytokeratins (CKs) 18 and 19...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417051/morphology-of-cat-vomeronasal-organ-non-sensory-epithelium-during-postnatal-development
#4
Sanaa A M Elgayar, Heba M Saad-Eldin, Ola A Haussein
The vomeronasal organ has an important role in mammal's social and sexual behaviours. In addition, it mediates defensive behavior through detection of protein pheromone homologues. In this work, a detailed morphological description of the postnatal development of the non-sensory epithelium (NSE) lining the vomeronasal duct (VND) of the female cat is provided using various histological techniques. The study focused on newborn, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 8 weeks of postnatal ages using four animals for each age. We report here for the first time that three types of NSE line the rostral segment of the VND; nonkeratinized stratified squamous epithelium, stratified cuboidal epithelium, and ciliated pseudo stratified columnar ciliated epithelium with goblet cells and that the VND undergoes 90° a change in its its axis from the vertical position caudally to the horizontal position rostral...
March 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415817/an-updated-meta-analysis-of-23-case-control-studies-on-the-association-between-mir-34b-c-polymorphism-and-cancer-risk
#5
Hua Li, Shuling Diao, Jingsen Li, Baoxin Ma, Shuanghu Yuan
The association between in microRNA-34b/c gene rs4938723 polymorphisms and cancer risk remains inconclusive. This meta-analysis was performed to analyze the association between microRNA-34b/c rs4938723 polymorphism and risk for cancer development. In total, 304 studies from PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Wanfang, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure databases were examined, and 23 studies were included in this meta-analysis. The 23 selected studies involved 10,812 cancer cases and 11,719 controls...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397269/asian-and-non-asian-disparities-in-outcomes-of-non-nasopharyngeal-head-and-neck-cancer
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Jason D Kim, Jennifer T Chang, Ali Moghaddamjou, Emily A Kornelsen, Jenny Y Ruan, Robert A Olson, Winson Y Cheung
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate disparities in overall survival (OS) between Asian and non-Asian patients diagnosed with non-nasopharyngeal head and neck cancer (HNC). STUDY DESIGN: This was a population-based, retrospective study of patients diagnosed with non-nasopharyngeal HNC of squamous cell carcinoma histology between 2001 and 2010 in British Columbia, Canada. METHODS: Using Kaplan-Meier methods and Cox regression models, we examined the relationship between race and OS...
April 11, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381277/unique-dna-methylation-signature-in-hpv-positive-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas
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Davide Degli Esposti, Athena Sklias, Sheila C Lima, Stéphanie Beghelli-de la Forest Divonne, Vincent Cahais, Nora Fernandez-Jimenez, Marie-Pierre Cros, Szilvia Ecsedi, Cyrille Cuenin, Liacine Bouaoun, Graham Byrnes, Rosita Accardi, Anne Sudaka, Valérie Giordanengo, Hector Hernandez-Vargas, Luis Felipe Ribeiro Pinto, Ellen Van Obberghen-Schilling, Zdenko Herceg
BACKGROUND: Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) represent a heterogeneous group of cancers for which human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is an emerging risk factor. Previous studies showed promoter hypermethylation in HPV(+) oropharyngeal cancers, but only few consistent target genes have been so far described, and the evidence of a functional impact on gene expression is still limited. METHODS: We performed global and stratified pooled analyses of epigenome-wide data in HNSCCs based on the Illumina HumanMethylation450 bead-array data in order to identify tissue-specific components and common viral epigenetic targets in HPV-associated tumours...
April 5, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371514/bi-layer-silk-fibroin-grafts-support-functional-esophageal-repair-in-a-rodent-model-of-caustic-injury
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Khalid Algarrahi, Debra Franck, Alyssa Savarino, Vivian Cristofaro, Xuehui Yang, Saif Affas, Frank-Mattias Schäfer, Maryrose P Sullivan, Carlos R Estrada, Joshua R Mauney
Surgical repair of caustic esophageal injuries with autologous gastrointestinal segments is often associated with dysmotility, dysphagia, and donor site morbidity and therefore alternative graft options are needed. Bi-layer silk fibroin (BLSF) scaffolds were assessed for their ability to support functional restoration of damaged esophageal tissues in a rat model of onlay esophagoplasty. Transient exposure of isolated esophageal segments with 40% NaOH led to corrosive esophagitis and a 91% reduction in the luminal cross-sectional area of damaged sites...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370359/comparative-gastrointestinal-morphology-of-tachyoryctes-splendens-r%C3%A3-ppell-1835-and-heliophobius-emini-noack-1894-two-species-of-east-african-mole-rats
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Lauren Sahd, Daniella L Pereira, Nigel C Bennett, Sanet H Kotzé
Tachyoryctes splendens (Northeast African mole-rat) and Heliophobius emini (Emin's mole-rat) are two African mole-rats that represent separate allopatric rodent families namely Spalacidae and Bathyergidae respectively. While these species consume a similar diet of underground plant storage organs such as roots and tubers, T. splendens has been reported to additionally consume small amounts of aerial foliage. This study aims to provide detailed gross morphological and histological morphometric analyses of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of these two subterranean species...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365238/an-open-label-randomized-controlled-phase-ii-study-of-paclitaxel-carboplatin-chemotherapy-with-necitumumab-versus-paclitaxel-carboplatin-alone-in-first-line-treatment-of-patients-with-stage-iv-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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David R Spigel, Alexander Luft, Henrik Depenbrock, Rodryg Ramlau, Mazen Khalil, Joo-Hang Kim, Carlos Mayo, Grace Yi Chao, Coleman Obasaju, Ronald Natale
BACKGROUND: The combination of necitumumab with gemcitabine-cisplatin significantly improved overall survival (OS) in patients with stage IV squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), in the phase III SQUamous NSCLC treatment with the Inhibitor of EGF REceptor (SQUIRE) trial. Paclitaxel-carboplatin was selected as an alternative standard of care in the current phase II study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were randomized (stratified according to Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status and sex) 2:1 to ≤ six 3-week cycles (Q3W) of paclitaxel and carboplatin with or without necitumumab...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342951/a-model-to-identify-individuals-at-high-risk-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-precancerous-lesions-in-regions-of-high-prevalence-in-china
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Mengfei Liu, Zhen Liu, Hong Cai, Chuanhai Guo, Xiang Li, Chaoting Zhang, Hui Wang, Dong Hang, Fangfang Liu, Qiuju Deng, Xin Yang, Wenqing Yuan, Yaqi Pan, Jingjing Li, Chanyuan Zhang, Na Shen, Zhonghu He, Yang Ke
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We aimed to develop a population-based model to identify individuals at high-risk for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in regions of China with a high prevalence of this cancer. METHODS: We collected findings from 15,073 permanent residents (45-69 years old) of 334 randomly selected villages in Hua County, Henan Province, China who underwent endoscopic screening (with iodine staining) for ESCC from January 2012 through September 2015...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329670/telomere-length-cutaneous-beta-human-papillomavirus-infection-and-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Shalaka Hampras, Michael Pawlita, Massimo Tommasino, Jong Park, Pearlie Burnette, Neil Fenske, Basil Cherpelis, Dana Rollison
BackgroundCutaneous beta-human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and telomere length have both been associated with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). We examined the interaction between telomere length and beta-HPV in association with SCC.MethodsA subset of SCC cases and controls, enrolled in a previously conducted case-control study (2007-2008) at the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center, for whom data was available on telomere length and a) beta-HPV serology (135 cases and 201 controls), b) beta-HPV DNA in eyebrow hairs (EB) (130 SCC cases and 195 controls) and c) beta-HPV DNA in SCC tumors (117 cases), were included in the present analyses...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287855/association-between-cataract-and-keratinocytic-skin-cancers-or-melanoma-speculating-on-the-common-role-of-sun-and-ultraviolet-radiation-exposures
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David Varssano, Mira Friedman, Michaella Goldstein, Shai Bar-Sela, Tal Sella, Varda Shalev, Gabriel Chodick
PURPOSE: Cataract and sun-related skin conditions are proxies to lifetime UV exposure. We examined the association between them using real-world data from an unselected Israeli population. METHODS: Computerized data was obtained from an Israeli health maintenance organization regarding cases of sun-related skin pathologies and cataract diagnosed between 2006 and 2011 in 686,260 members aged 40 or above. RESULTS: Sun-related skin disorders were found in 9...
March 13, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279759/what-do-we-know-about-the-structure-of-human-thymic-hassall-s-corpuscles-a-histochemical-immunohistochemical-and-electron-microscopic-study
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Renáta Mikušová, Veronika Mešťanová, Štefan Polák, Ivan Varga
Hassall's corpuscles are the most prominent structures in the human thymus. However, relatively few analyses have been performed to determine their function and cellular origins during development. In this study, we evaluated the cellular microenvironment of human thymic Hassall's corpuscles using histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and transmission electron microscopy. We examined 95 human thymic tissue samples, which were perioperatively obtained from children undergoing cardiac surgery. To characterize the complex cellular microenvironment of human thymic corpuscles, we used a panel of 14 different antibodies to identify discrete cell types...
March 6, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278337/a-proposal-to-redefine-close-surgical-margins-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oral-tongue
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Daniella Karassawa Zanoni, Jocelyn C Migliacci, Bin Xu, Nora Katabi, Pablo H Montero, Ian Ganly, Jatin P Shah, Richard J Wong, Ronald A Ghossein, Snehal G Patel
Importance: Resection of the primary tumor with negative margins is the gold standard treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue (SCCOT). A microscopically positive surgical margin is clearly associated with a higher risk for local recurrence, whereas a negative margin has traditionally been defined as greater than 5.0 mm clearance from the tumor, with lesser margins arbitrarily designated as close. The precise cutoff at which the risk for local recurrence with a close margin approximates that of a microscopically positive margin remains unclear...
March 9, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274074/oral-carcinoma-cuniculatum-a-new-entity-in-the-clinicopathological-spectrum-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Uma Vasant Datar, Alka Kale, Deepa Mane
Carcinoma cuniculatum is principally recognized as a variant of carcinoma involving foot. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes Oral Carcinoma Cuniculatum (OCC) as a distinct and rare clinicopathological variant of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC). OCC is confused clinically and histologically with Verrucous Carcinoma (VC) and is often misdiagnosed as either VC or OSCC. To best of our knowledge, till date, only 50 cases of this tumour have been reported in oral cavity (including the present case) and only limited number of cases have been reported from Indian subcontinent...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257152/hpv-independent-vulvar-squamous-cell-carcinoma-has-a-worse-prognosis-than-hpv-associated-disease-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Jessica N McAlpine, Samuel Leung, Angela Cheng, Dianne Miller, Aline Talhouk, C Blake Gilks, Anthony N Karnezis
BACKGROUND: Vulvar squamous cell carcinoma (VSCC) can be subdivided by HPV status into two clinicopathological entities. Studies on the prognostic significance of HPV in VSCC are discordant. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in 217 patients with VSCC. Cases were extracted from an era of more aggressive en bloc radical dissections (1985-1995) and more localized radical surgery through separate vulvar and groin excisions (1996-2005)...
March 3, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243906/structural-reorganization-of-the-vaginal-mucosa-in-stress-urinary-incontinence-under-conditions-of-er-yag-laser-treatment
#18
G A Lapii, A Yu Yakovleva, A I Neimark
Structural characteristics of the vaginal mucosa in stress incontinence and its correction by IncontiLase technology were studied. Studies of vaginal biopsy specimens before the exposure showed degenerative and atrophic changes in the stratified squamous epithelium, disorganization of fibrillar structures of the intercellular matrix, and microcirculatory disorders. Studies after Er:YAG laser exposure showed signs of neocollagenogenesis and elastogenesis, foci of neoangiogenesis, reduction of epithelial degeneration and atrophy, and an increase of the fibroblast population...
February 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231601/early-age-at-first-sexual-intercourse-is-associated-with-higher-prevalence-of-high-grade-squamous-intraepithelial-lesions-hsil
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José Cândido Caldeira Xavier-Júnior, Rozany Mucha Dufloth, Diama Bhadra Vale, Marcelo Tavares de Lima, Luiz Carlos Zeferino
Objective To evaluate the association of age at first sexual intercourse with the results of the cervicovaginal cytology. Study Design Observational analytical study about the prevalence of altered cervicovaginal cytology results in women aged between 18 and 34 years from a densely populated area in Brazil, during 10 years. The patients were stratified into 2 categories according to their age at first sexual intercourse (13-16 years and 17-24 years). Results From the total of 2,505,154 exams, 898,921 tests were in accordance with the inclusion criteria...
February 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225789/non-melanoma-skin-cancer-and-risk-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-all-cause-dementia
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Sigrun A J Schmidt, Anne G Ording, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Henrik T Sørensen, Victor W Henderson
Cancer patients may be at decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease. This hypothesis is best developed for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), but supportive epidemiological data are sparse. We therefore conducted a nationwide cohort study of the association between NMSC and Alzheimer's disease (main outcome) and all-cause dementia. Using Danish medical databases, we identified adults diagnosed with NMSC between 1 January 1980 and 30 November 2013 (n = 216,221) and a comparison cohort of five individuals matched to each NMSC patient by sex and birth year (n = 1,081,097)...
2017: PloS One
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