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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544764/the-effectiveness-of-interventions-to-treat-hypothalamic-obesity-in-survivors-of-childhood-brain-tumours-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
K-W Wang, R Chau, A Fleming, L Banfield, S K Singh, D L Johnston, S M Zelcer, S R Rassekh, S Burrow, M Valencia, R J de Souza, L Thabane, M C Samaan
BACKGROUND: Survivors of childhood brain tumours (SCBT) are at risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Obesity is a major driver of cardiometabolic diseases in the general population, and interventions that tackle obesity may lower the risk of these chronic diseases. The goal of this systematic review was to summarize current evidence for the presence of interventions to manage obesity, including hypothalamic obesity, in SCBT. METHODS: The primary outcome of this review was the body mass index z-score change from baseline to the end of the intervention and/or follow-up...
May 22, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537412/-solid-pseudopapillary-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas
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J Tesaříková, M Loveček, Č Neoral, K Vomáčková, L Bébarová, P Skalický
INTRODUCTION: Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) is a very rare neoplasm that occurs in girls and young women in 90% of cases; the range is 779 years of age, and the median is 28 years of age. This tumour was first described by Virginia Frantz in 1959 as a papillary cystic tumour of the pancreas. METHODS: The aim of this retrospective study was to analyse the incidence of SPN in all patients with a pancreatic tumour operated at the 1st Dept. of Surgery, University Hospital Olomouc between years 2006 and 2015...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511371/study-of-serum-total-psa-and-free-psa-as-an-oncological-marker-in-breast-tumour
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Elteza Tahjiba Jahir, Runi Devi, Bibhuti Bhushan Borthakur
INTRODUCTION: Breast Cancer (BC) cases are rising alarmingly all over the world and India is not an exception. This rising trend is due to an increased age at first child birth, decreased breast feeding, and the changing lifestyle mostly in urban India. With the advent of more sensitive methodologies and research works in this field, it has been suggested that Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of breast cancer besides other established tumour markers...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453703/heart-dose-exposure-as-prognostic-marker-after-radiotherapy-for-resectable-stage-iiia-b-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-trial
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M Guberina, W Eberhardt, M Stuschke, T Gauler, F Heinzelmann, D Cheufou, M Kimmich, G Friedel, H Schmidberger, K Darwiche, V Jendrossek, M Schuler, G Stamatis, C Pöttgen
Background: Heart exposure to ionizing irradiation can cause ischaemic heart disease. The partial heart volume receiving ≥5 Gy (heartV5) was supposed to be an independent prognostic factor for survival after radiochemotherapy for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). But validation of the latter hypothesis is needed under the concurrent risks of lung cancer patients. Patients and methods: The ESPATUE phase III trial recruited patients with potentially operable IIIA(N2)/selected IIIB NSCLC between 01/2004 and 01/2013...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439654/imaging-based-surrogate-markers-of-transcriptome-subclasses-and-signatures-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-preliminary-results
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Bachir Taouli, Yujin Hoshida, Suguru Kakite, Xintong Chen, Poh Seng Tan, Xiaochen Sun, Shingo Kihira, Kensuke Kojima, Sara Toffanin, M Isabel Fiel, Hadassa Hirschfield, Mathilde Wagner, Josep M Llovet
OBJECTIVES: In this preliminary study, we examined whether imaging-based phenotypes are associated with reported predictive gene signatures in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Thirty-eight patients (M/F 30/8, mean age 61 years) who underwent pre-operative CT or MR imaging before surgery as well as transcriptome profiling were included in this IRB-approved single-centre retrospective study. Eleven qualitative and four quantitative imaging traits (size, enhancement ratios, wash-out ratio, tumour-to-liver contrast ratios) were assessed by three observers and were correlated with 13 previously reported HCC gene signatures using logistic regression analysis...
April 24, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418343/the-use-of-human-epididymis-4-and-cancer-antigen-125-tumor-markers-in-the-benign-or-malignant-differential-diagnosis-of-pelvic-or-adnexal-masses
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Zehra Nihal Dolgun, Canan Kabaca, Ateş Karateke, Cem İyibozkurt, Cihan İnan, Ahmet Salih Altıntaş, Cihan Karadağ
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is one of the highest mortality cancers in gynaecology. Discrimination of benign masses from malignant ones may sometimes become a challenge for the clinician since there is not a reliable tumour marker, thus some unnecessary, highly morbid operations can be performed. AIMS: To explore the efficacy of human epididymis 4 (HE 4) and cancer antigen 125 (CA 125) markers in differentiating malignant and benign pelvic masses of ovarian origin and to identify the cut-off points for those markers...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401350/peritoneal-fluid-biomarkers-in-the-detection-of-colorectal-anastomotic-leaks-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Emma C Wright, Patricia Connolly, Mark Vella, Susan Moug
PURPOSE: Anastomotic leak (AL) in colorectal surgery leads to significant morbidity, mortality and poorer oncological outcomes. Diagnosis of AL is frequently delayed as current methods of detection are not 100% sensitive or specific. 'Biomarkers', such as cytokines and markers of ischaemia, from the milieu of the anastomosis may aid early detection. This paper aims to review the evidence for their role in AL detection, allowing identification of targets for future research. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using PubMed, MEDLINE and Cochrane Library databases...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401338/serum-he4-is-correlated-to-prognostic-factors-and-survival-in-patients-with-endometrial-cancer
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A Stiekema, Car Lok, C M Korse, W J van Driel, V van der Noort, G G Kenter, K K Van de Vijver
The extent of surgery and the decision for adjuvant treatment in patients with endometrial cancer (EC) depend on the presence of risk factors for lymph node metastases and disease recurrence. Postoperative markers such as myometrial infiltration and specific mutations can select patients for adjuvant treatment but will not influence surgical planning. A biomarker stratifying patients into low-risk and high-risk groups before surgery could identify patients who benefit from more extensive surgery. Therefore, we evaluated the correlation of serum biomarker HE4 with clinical and recently identified prognostic pathological variables and survival...
April 11, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400348/to-clip-or-not-to-clip-the-breast-tumour-bed-a-retrospective-look-at-the-geographical-miss-index-and-normal-tissue-index-of-110-breast-cancer-patients
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Florian Ebner, Nikolaus deGregorio, Andreas Rempen, Peter Mohr, Amelie de Gregorio, Achim Wöckel, Wolfgang Janni, Gerlo Witucki
OBJECTIVE: Planning of breast radiation for patients with breast conserving surgery often relies on clinical markers like scars. Lately surgical clips have been used to identify the tumour location. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the geographical miss index (GMI) and the normal tissue index (NTI) for the electron boost in breast cancer treatment plans with and without surgical clips. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study of 110 consecutive post surgical patients with breast-conserving treatment in early breast cancer comparing the clinical treatment field with the radiological (clipped) field and respectively calculating the GMI/NTI for the electron boost...
February 7, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384950/familial-schwannomatosis-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Sameer Ajit Mansukhani, Rajendra Prasad R Butala, Sunil H Shetty, Ravindra G Khedekar
Schwannomatosis is a disease characterized by the development of multiple benign tumours originating from Schwann cells. Schwannomatosis is a member of the family of diseases known as Neurofibromatosis (NF). Patients with Schwannomatosis develop multiple Schwannomas on cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves. We report a rare case of a 60-year-old female who presented with a painful swelling on the ulnar aspect of her distal forearm. She underwent an excisional biopsy for it; which was suggestive of a Schwannoma...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351308/sulfiredoxin-may-promote-metastasis-and-invasion-of-cervical-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Xiaoyan Chen, Kangyun Lan, Qin Liu, Xue Yang, Hui Wang
Sulfiredoxin (Srx), a novel oxidative stress-induced antioxidant protein, has been reported to be expressed in several human tumour tissues. However, the expression and functions of Srx in cervical squamous cell carcinoma remain unknown. Here, we proved that expression of Srx was upregulated in cervical tissues as revealed by immunohistochemistry, and revealed a close correlation between the protein's expression and the expression level of one core epithelial-mesenchymal transition marker, E-cadherin. We demonstrated that Srx was overexpressed in cervical squamous cell carcinoma and its expression level was closely correlated with lymph node metastasis and invasion of cervical squamous cell carcinoma...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342782/the-modified-glasgow-prognostic-score-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-bone-and-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Rossel Morhij, Ashish Mahendra, Mike Jane, Donald C McMillan
BACKGROUND: The prognostic significance of markers of the systemic inflammatory response in patients with soft tissue and bone sarcomas remains unclear. Therefore, the present study aimed to compare the prognostic value of markers of the systemic inflammatory response in patients undergoing surgery for primary soft tissue and bone sarcoma. METHOD: Patients who underwent resection of primary soft tissue/bone sarcoma between 2008 and 2012 and had pre-operative measurements of the systemic inflammatory response [C-reactive protein, albumin, white cell, neutrophil, lymphocyte and platelet counts, and the combination of C-reactive protein and albumin (mGPS)] were included in the study (n = 111)...
May 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318082/histopathological-tumour-viability-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-influences-survival-in-resected-pancreatic-cancer-analysis-of-early-outcome-data
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Phil Townend, Phil R de Reuver, Terence C Chua, Anubhav Mittal, Stephen J Clark, Nick Pavlakis, Anthony J Gill, Jaswinder S Samra
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant therapy is increasingly recognized as an effective strategy prior to pancreatoduodenectomy. We investigate the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) followed by surgery and the predictive role of viable residual tumour cells histopathologically on outcomes. METHODS: The study population comprised of 195 consecutive patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma who were treated with either NAC or a surgery-first (SF) strategy. Histopathological viable tumour cells were examined in the NAC patients and clinicopathological factors were correlated with overall survival...
March 20, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295255/systematic-review-of-the-role-of-biomarkers-in-diagnosing-anastomotic-leakage-following-colorectal-surgery
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REVIEW
B U Su'a, H L Mikaere, J L Rahiri, I B Bissett, A G Hill
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage (AL) following colorectal surgery can be difficult to diagnose owing to varying clinical presentations. This systematic review aimed to assess biomarkers as potential diagnostic tests for preclinical detection of AL. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review was conducted according to PRISMA guidelines. All published studies evaluating biomarkers, both systemic and peritoneal, in the context of AL following colorectal surgery were included...
April 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289938/primary-and-metastatic-ovarian-cancer-characterization-by-3-0t-diffusion-weighted-mri
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Auni Lindgren, Maarit Anttila, Suvi Rautiainen, Otso Arponen, Annukka Kivelä, Petri Mäkinen, Kirsi Härmä, Kirsi Hämäläinen, Veli-Matti Kosma, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Ritva Vanninen, Hanna Sallinen
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate whether apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) measured by 3.0T diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) associate with histological aggressiveness of ovarian cancer (OC) or predict the clinical outcome. This prospective study enrolled 40 patients with primary OC, treated 2011-2014. METHODS: DWI was performed prior to surgery. Two observers used whole lesion single plane region of interest (WLsp-ROI) and five small ROIs (S-ROI) to analyze ADCs...
March 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289520/use-of-thyroglobulin-as-a-tumour-marker
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REVIEW
Buddhike Sri Harsha Indrasena
It is worthwhile to measure serum thyroglobulin (TG) level in thyroid cancer before subjecting patients to surgery for two reasons. Firstly, if the level is high, it may give a clue to the local and metastatic tumour burden at presentation; secondly, if the level is normal, it identifies the patients who are unlikely to show rising TG levels in the presence of thyroid cancer. Those who have high serum TG before surgery will show up recurrence as rising serum TG during the postoperative period. Those who do not have high serum TG before surgery will not show up rising serum TG in the presence of recurrent disease...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282587/feasibility-of-magnetic-marker-localisation-for-non-palpable-breast-cancer
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B Schermers, J A van der Hage, C E Loo, M T F D Vrancken Peeters, H A O Winter-Warnars, F van Duijnhoven, B Ten Haken, S H Muller, T J M Ruers
OBJECTIVES: Accurate tumour localisation is essential for breast-conserving surgery of non-palpable tumours. Current localisation technologies are associated with disadvantages such as logistical challenges and migration issues (wire guided localisation) or legislative complexities and high administrative burden (radioactive localisation). We present MAgnetic MArker LOCalisation (MaMaLoc), a novel technology that aims to overcome these disadvantages using a magnetic marker and a magnetic detection probe...
March 7, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255418/28-year-late-spermatic-cord-relapse-of-a-testicular-non-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumour-managed-robotically
#18
James R Hayes, Michael A S Jewett, Robert J Hamilton
We present a patient who relapsed symptomatically 28 years post-orchiectomy, initially followed by active surveillance for clinical stage I non-seminomatous germ cell tumour (CSI NSGCT). His relapse was localized to the pelvis, managed with robotic surgery, and achieved a complete resection with tumour markers normalized. We highlight the current Princess Margaret guidelines for followup of CSI NSGCT and discuss the trade-off between lifelong radiographic surveillance to detect the very small risk of late relapse...
July 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255413/can-lymphovascular-invasion-replace-the-prognostic-value-of-lymph-node-involvement-in-patients-with-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-after-radical-nephroureterectomy
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Eun Sang Yoo, Yun-Sok Ha, Jun Nyung Lee, Bum Soo Kim, Bup Wan Kim, Seok-Soo Byun, Young Deuk Choi, Ho Won Kang, Seok-Joong Yun, Wun-Jae Kim, Jeong Hyun Kim, Tae Gyun Kwon
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate whether lymphovascular invasion (LVI) can replace lymph node (LN) involvement as a prognostic marker in patients who do not undergo lymph node dissection (LND) during surgery in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). METHODS: A total of 505 patients who underwent radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) were recruited from four academic centres and divided into four groups: node negative (N0, Group 1); node positive (N+, Group 2); no LND without LVI (NxLVI-, Group 3); and no LND with LVI (NxLVI+, Group 4)...
July 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245809/mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-myoblast-differentiation-under-hgf-and-igf-1-stimulation-for-3d-skeletal-muscle-tissue-engineering
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R Witt, A Weigand, A M Boos, A Cai, D Dippold, A R Boccaccini, D W Schubert, M Hardt, C Lange, A Arkudas, R E Horch, J P Beier
BACKGROUND: Volumetric muscle loss caused by trauma or after tumour surgery exceeds the natural regeneration capacity of skeletal muscle. Hence, the future goal of tissue engineering (TE) is the replacement and repair of lost muscle tissue by newly generating skeletal muscle combining different cell sources, such as myoblasts and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), within a three-dimensional matrix. Latest research showed that seeding skeletal muscle cells on aligned constructs enhance the formation of myotubes as well as cell alignment and may provide a further step towards the clinical application of engineered skeletal muscle...
February 28, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
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