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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142748/intraoperative-prediction-of-the-two-axillary-lymph-node-macrometastases-threshold-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-using-a-one-step-nucleic-acid-cytokeratin-19-amplification-assay
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Victoria Fung, Stan Kohlhardt, Patricia Vergani, Gregory J Zardin, Norman R Williams
The aim of the present study was to assess the sensitivity, specificity and practicality of using a one-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) assay during breast cancer staging surgery to predict and discriminate between at least 2 involved nodes and more than 2 involved nodes and facilitate the decision to provide axillary conservation in the presence of a low total axillary node tumour burden. A total of 700 consecutive patients, not treated with neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, received intraoperative sentinel lymph node (SLN) analysis using OSNA for cT1-T3 cN0 invasive breast cancer...
November 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142358/transitional-cell-carcinoma-of-urinary-bladder-manifesting-as-extensive-retroperitoneal-and-axillary-lymph-node-metastasis-an-extremely-rare-case-scenario-detected-by-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-scan
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Abhishek Purkayastha, Neelam Sharma, Rekha Vashisth, Braj Kishore
Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) urinary bladder is known to metastasize to regional lymph nodes (LNs), liver, lung, bone, adrenal glands, and intestine. However, an asymptomatic TCC bladder manifesting as metastatic axillary LN mass and extensive retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy is rarely heard of. A 46-year-old male, smoker, presented with 8 cm × 6 cm right axillary swelling of 1-month duration. Aspiration cytology revealed metastatic deposits of poorly differentiated carcinoma favoring TCC. Metastatic evaluation with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)FDG-PET) scan showed mass lesion urinary bladder, conglomerate right axillary mass and extensive retroperitoneal LNs with significant metabolic activity, biopsy from which revealed deposits of TCC...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141060/efficacy-of-low-fluence-nd-yag-1064-nm-laser-for-the-treatment-of-post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation-in-the-axillary-area
#3
Sahar Ghannam, Fatemah K Al Otabi, Konstantin Frank, Sebastian Cotofana
<p>OBJECTIVE: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation results in aesthetically unpleasant discoloration of the skin in the affected area. The efficacy of low-fluence Q-switched 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser has so far not been evaluated for the treatment of the axilla. This observational study was designed to evaluate whether the application of the laser treatment can satisfactorily reduce axillary hyperpigmentation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 17 females (mean age, 34.27 ± 9.24; range, 19-48) were treated in a single center between 2014 and 2016 for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation of the axillary area...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139613/nipple-sparing-mastectomy-as-treatment-for-patients-with-ductal-carcinoma-in%C3%A2-situ-a-10-year-follow-up-study
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Víctor Lago, Vincenzo Maisto, Julia Gimenez-Climent, Jose Vila, Carlos Vazquez, Rafael Estevan
The objective was to determine the 10-year oncological safety of nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) in patients diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). The use of NSM preserves the nipple-areola complex (NAC). As residual fibroglandular breast tissue can remain behind the spared NAC, its use for patient with breast cancer is controversial. The oncologic outcomes and complication rates after performing NSM compared to other techniques are still under debate and a concern when treating patients with breast cancer...
November 15, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138996/ichthyosiform-pityriasis-rubra-pilaris-like-eruption-secondary-to-ponatinib-therapy-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Ariel E Eber, Alyx Rosen, Kate E Oberlin, Alessio Giubellino, Paolo Romanelli
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors have revolutionized the chemotherapy arena as targeted therapies for a multitude of malignancies. They are more selective than conventional chemotherapy, and often elicit fewer systemic adverse events, however toxicities still exist. Cutaneous toxicities are common and their management presents a novel challenge to physicians and patients. Ponatinib is a third-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor increasingly reported to cause cutaneous eruption. A 50-year-old woman with a history of chronic myelogenous leukemia presented with a 4-month history of worsening atrophic and ichthyosiform pink plaques involving the axillae, thighs and abdomen; red patches were also observed on the cheeks and forehead...
November 14, 2017: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135102/changes-in-18f-fdg-pet-ct-tumor-metabolism-are-not-consistent-with-pathologic-complete-response-in-hormone-positive-breast-cancer
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Serap Kaya, Bilge Aktas, Eda Tanrikulu Sismek, Mehmet Akif Ozturk, Fuat Dede, Handan Kaya, Umit Ugurlu, Zerrin Ozgen, Sinan Koca, Suleyman Halil, Rahib Hasanov, Ozkan Alan, Nalan Akgul Babacan, Ozlem Ercelep, Faysal Dane, Mahmut Gumus, Fulden Yumuk
PURPOSE: Current evaluation of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) shows that it could achieve pathological complete response (pCR). The purpose of this study was to assess the consistency of maximum uptake values (SUVmax) changes and pCR in hormone-positive locally advanced breast cancer (LABC). METHODS: Ninety hormone-positive LABC patients treated at Marmara University Medical Oncology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey, between 2009 and 2015 were retrospectively studied...
September 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131762/strengths-and-weaknesses-of-synthetic-mammography-in-screening
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Linda Ratanaprasatporn, Sona A Chikarmane, Catherine S Giess
Synthetic mammography (SM) consists of two-dimensional images reconstructed from digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) data. Unlike standard full-field digital mammography (FFDM), SM does not require additional radiation exposure. SM is being introduced in breast imaging centers because early clinical data demonstrate that synthetic images are comparable to FFDM in cancer detection, positive predictive values, and recall rates. SM has completely replaced FFDM in some practices. Thus, an understanding of SM and its strengths and weaknesses compared with those of FFDM is essential...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131235/anatomical-variations-of-brachial-plexus-in-fetal-cadavers
#8
Alparslan Kirik, Senem Ertuğrul Mut, Mehmet Kadri Daneyemez, Halil İbrahim Seçer
AIM: The plexus brachialis is a complex structure with anatomical variations and connections with neighboring tissues. These variations may cause disparity in the motor and sensorial innervations of the upper extremity. The knowledge of anatomy and probable variations are important for performing surgical procedures in the neck, shoulder and axilla. This study was planned to demonstrate the anatomical variations of infantile brachial plexus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 20 plexus brachialis from 11 fetal cadavers were dissected and examined microscopically...
October 18, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131021/a-novel-color-fluorescence-navigation-system-for-intraoperative-transcutaneous-lymphatic-mapping-and-resection-of-sentinel-lymph-nodes-in-breast-cancer-comparison-with-the-combination-of-gamma-probe-scanning-and-visible-dye-methods
#9
Norihiro Hokimoto, Takeki Sugimoto, Tsutomu Namikawa, Taku Funakoshi, Toyokazu Oki, Maho Ogawa, Hideo Fukuhara, Keiji Inoue, Takayuki Sato, Kazuhiro Hanazaki
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the clinical efficacy of a novel imaging system (HyperEye Medical System [HEMS]; Mizuho Corp., Tokyo, Japan) that uses the near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence of indocyanine green to analyze sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsies for the staging of breast cancer. METHODS: This study enrolled 91 patients with histologically confirmed breast cancer that was clinically node negative with a tumor size <3 cm. We compared SLN identification rates between HEMS and conventional methods (gamma probe scanning using a colloidal radioisotope [RI] and a blue dye method) by analyzing the relationships of lymphatic to axillary lesions and SLNs...
November 10, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125333/enhanced-pre-operative-axillary-staging-using-intradermal-microbubbles-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-to-detect-and-biopsy-sentinel-lymph-nodes-in-breast-cancer-a-potential-replacement-for-axillary-surgery
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Karina Cox, Sian Taylor-Phillips, Nisha Sharma, Jennifer Weeks, Philippa Mills, Ali Sever, Adrian Lim, Isobel Haigh, Mohamed Hashem, Tania D'Silva, Keshthra Satchithananda, Mengxing Tang, Matthew Wallis
OBJECTIVE: To compare the experience of 4 UK Centres in the use of intradermal microbubbles and contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to pre-operatively identify and biopsy sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) in patients with breast cancer. METHODS: In all centres, breast cancer patients had a microbubble/ CEUS SLN core biopsy prior to axillary surgery and patients in Centres 1 and 2 had a normal grey-scale axillary ultrasound. Data was collected between 2010 and 2016; 1361 from Centre 1 (prospective, sequential), 376 from Centre 2 (retrospective, sequential), 122 from Centre 3 (retrospective, selected) and 48 from Centre 4 (prospective, selected)...
November 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118985/acute-development-of-cushing-syndrome-in-an-hiv-infected-child-on-atazanavir-ritonavir-based-antiretroviral-therapy
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Gueorgui Dubrocq, Andrea Estrada, Shannon Kelly, Natella Rakhmanina
An 11-year-old male with perinatally acquired human immune deficiency virus (HIV) infection on antiretroviral regimen, which included abacavir plus lamivudine (Epzicom), didanosine, ritonavir and atazanavir presented with bilateral axillary striae, increased appetite, fatigue, facial swelling and acute weight gain. Two months prior to presentation, the patient had received a diagnostic and therapeutic intra-articular triamcinolone injection in the knee for pain relief and subsequently became progressively swollen in the face, developed striae bilaterally at the axillae, experienced increased appetite, fatigue and an 8 pound weight gain...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114414/comparison-between-the-two-injection-technique-and-the-four-injection-technique-in-axillary-brachial-plexus-block-with-articaine
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Aysun Ertikin, Güldeniz Argun, Mesut Mısırlıoğlu, Murat Aydın, Murat Arıkan, Nihal Kadıoğulları
Objective: In this study, we aimed to compare axillary brachial plexus block using the two-injection and four-injection techniques assisted with ultrasonography (USG) and nerve stimulator in patients operated for carpal tunnel syndrome with articaine. To evaluate which technique is more effective, we compared the onset time, effectiveness, and duration of block procedures, patient satisfaction, adverse effect of the drug, and complication rates of the motor and sensory blocks. Methods: Sixty patients were randomly divided into two groups...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114313/axillary-nerve-schwannoma-a-rare-case-report
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Prem A Kumar, Biju Islary, Ramya Ramachandra, Thippeswamy Naik
Primary tumors of the brachial plexus are a rare cause of an axillary swelling. Schwannomas are benign tumors arising from Schwann cells. Most of the schwannomas occur in the head and neck region and in the flexor aspect of the limbs. We present a case of a 60-year-old female who presented with pain in the left axilla radiating to the left upper limb since 2 years and a painful swelling in her left axilla for 3 months. The diagnosis is made by fine needle aspiration cytology and magnetic resonance imaging, and confirmed by histopathological examination as schwannoma...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108309/weekly-paclitaxel-and-cisplatin-as-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-a-prospective-single-arm-phase-ii-study
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Liheng Zhou, Shuguang Xu, Wenjin Yin, Yanpin Lin, Yueyao Du, Yiwei Jiang, Yaohui Wang, Jie Zhang, Ziping Wu, Jinsong Lu
There was little evidence of weekly cisplatin regimen either for the locally advanced breast cancer or the metastatic setting. We aimed to evaluate that whether the combination of weekly paclitaxel and cisplatin could improve the efficacy of the neoadjuvant treatment for patients with locally advanced breast cancer. Patients with histologically confirmed large operable breast cancer received paclitaxel 80mg/m(2) by weekly for 16 weeks and weekly cisplatin 25mg/m(2) on day 1, 8 and 15, out of every 28 days for 4-week cycles...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100788/deep-inspiration-breath-hold-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-to-the-mediastinum-for-lymphoma-patients-setup-uncertainties-and-margins
#15
Michalis Aristophanous, Pai-Chun M Chi, Jeremy Kao, Ryan Williamson, Sam Tung, Therese Andraos, Sarah A Milgrom, Chelsea C Pinnix, Bouthaina S Dabaja
PURPOSE: Patient setup for treating large target volumes can be challenging. In the present study, we measured the local uncertainties in the treatment of mediastinal lymphoma and investigated the need for region-specific planning target volume (PTV) margins. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The data from 30 patients who had undergone radiation therapy for mediastinal lymphoma were retrospectively analyzed. A computed tomography (CT)-on-rails (CTOR) system in the treatment room was used for daily image guidance...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096643/comparison-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-guided-by-indocyanine-green-blue-dye-and-their-combination-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jiajia Guo, Houpu Yang, Shu Wang, Yingming Cao, Miao Liu, Fei Xie, Peng Liu, Bo Zhou, Fuzhong Tong, Lin Cheng, Hongjun Liu, Siyuan Wang
BACKGROUND: Recent studies show that near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging using indocyanine green (ICG) has the potential to improve the performance of sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping. The current cohort study was designed to assess the value of the combination of ICG and methylene blue (MB) dye in patients undergoing SLN biopsy. METHODS: A prospective self-controlled trial was designed to detect the difference in the detection efficacies of ICG, MB, and combined ICG and MB (ICG + MB) navigation methods...
November 2, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094219/pain-psychological-comorbidities-disability-and-impaired-qualify-of-life-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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REVIEW
Zarine S Patel, Lauren K Hoffman, Dawn C Buse, Amy S Grinberg, Ladan Afifi, Steven R Cohen, Michelle A Lowes, Elizabeth K Seng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, painful dermatologic disease characterized by recurrent inflammatory nodules and abscesses of intertriginous areas such as the axilla and groin. People with HS suffer from greater pain and associated psychological comorbidities, including depression, anxiety, disability, and impairments in quality of life (QoL), compared to those with other dermatologic conditions. Our review focuses on the occurrence of pain and these relationships...
November 1, 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089701/clinical-and-pathological-factors-affecting-the-sentinel-lymph-node-metastasis-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#18
Önder Karahallı, Turan Acar, Murat Kemal Atahan, Nihan Acar, Mehmet Hacıyanlı, Kemal Erdinç Kamer
Sentinel lymph node biopsy has become the routine procedure in axilla-negative breast cancer patients at most medical centers for axillary staging and local control in the recent years. Sentinel lymph node is the only focus in axillary lymph metastasis in a large portion of patients. In our trial, we investigated the clinical and pathological factors that affect the positive status of sentinel lymph node. We included 89 patients, who underwent sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) with methylene blue and/or technetium-99 m Sulphur Colloid due to early-stage breast cancer...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089281/influence-of-biologic-subtype-of-inflammatory-breast-cancer-on-response-to-neoadjuvant-therapy-and-cancer-outcomes
#19
Tina J Hieken, Brittany L Murphy, Judy C Boughey, Amy C Degnim, Katrina N Glazebrook, Tanya L Hoskin
BACKGROUND: Few data exist on the influence of tumor biologic subtype on treatment response and outcomes for inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). We examined a contemporary cohort of IBC patients treated with current targeted systemic therapies, selected on the basis of tumor biologic subtype, to evaluate pathologic treatment response and cancer outcomes across biologic subtypes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied 57 clinical stage T4dM0 IBC patients operated on at our institution from October 2008 to July 2015...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089205/extension-of-flaps-associated-with-burn-scar-reconstruction-a-key-difference-between-island-and-skin-pedicled-flaps
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Yukiko Yoshino, Ken Kubomura, Hyakuzoh Ueda, Takuya Tsuge, Rei Ogawa
OBJECTIVE: The choice between local flap designs for burn reconstruction is largely shaped by aesthetic, vascularity, procedural complexity, and wound-closure considerations. However, another key consideration is how well specific local flap designs release post-burn scar contractures. This is because constant tension on wound edges can generate pathological scarring. However, the ability of specific local flap to release post-burn scar contractures is poorly understood. This question was addressed by this study of patients who underwent local flap surgery to release post-burn scar contractures...
October 28, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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