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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438289/impact-of-fraction-size-on-locally-advanced-oropharyngeal-and-nasopharyngeal-cancers-treated-with-chemoradiation
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Michael T Spiotto, Matthew Koshy
OBJECTIVES: Although chemoradiation regimens have used various fraction sizes, it remains unclear how differences in fraction size impact outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the National Cancer Database, we identified patients with nasopharynx or oropharynx cancers treated between 2004 and 2012 with chemoradiation using fraction sizes of 1.8Gy (n=1612), 2Gy (n=8092) or 2.12Gy (n=1660). Comparisons between fraction sizes were made in the entire cohort and in a propensity matched cohort...
May 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429151/corynebacterium-species-nasopharyngeal-carriage-in-asymptomatic-individuals-aged%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-65%C3%A2-years-in-germany
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Barbara Teutsch, Anja Berger, Durdica Marosevic, Katharina Schönberger, Thiên-Trí Lâm, Kerstin Hubert, Steffi Beer, Peter Wienert, Nikolaus Ackermann, Heike Claus, Maria Drayß, Kathrin Thiel, Mark van der Linden, Ulrich Vogel, Andreas Sing
PURPOSE: The prevalence of protective anti-diphtheria toxin antibodies decreases with age. Therefore, the elderly might serve as reservoir for potentially toxigenic Corynebacterium (C.) species (C. diphtheriae, C. ulcerans, and C. pseudotuberculosis). This study aimed to examine the colonization rate of the nasopharynx with corynebacteria of individuals aged 65 years and older. METHODS: In the period from October 2012 to June 2013, nasal and throat swabs were taken from 714 asymptomatic subjects aged 65-106 years (average age 77...
April 20, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427542/recurrent-respiratory-papillomatosis-a-state-of-the-art-review
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REVIEW
Helena Ribeiro Fortes, Felipe Mussi von Ranke, Dante Luiz Escuissato, Cesar Augusto Araujo Neto, Gláucia Zanetti, Bruno Hochhegger, Carolina Althoff Souza, Edson Marchiori
Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a benign disease of the upper aero-digestive tract caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which affects children and young adults. The aim of this review is to describe the main etiological, epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, and treatment aspects of RRP. Most infections in children occur at birth, during passage through the birth canals of contaminated mothers. In adults, HPV is transmitted sexually. Papillomas usually appear as exophytic nodules, primarily in the larynx, but occasionally involving the nasopharynx, tracheobronchial tree, and pulmonary parenchyma...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420597/discrepant-lesion-size-estimated-on-t1-and-fat-suppressed-t2-weighted-mri-diagnostic-value-for-differentiation-between-inflammatory-pseudotumor-and-carcinoma-of-the-nasopharynx
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Hye Na Jung, Hyung Jin Kim, Yi Kyung Kim, Mina Song, Ha Yeon Kim, Kyung Min Park, Jihoon Cha, Sung Tae Kim
PURPOSE: Nasopharyngeal inflammatory pseudotumor (NIPT) is hard to differentiate from infiltrating nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) on conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The purpose of this study is to determine whether discrepant lesion sizes estimated on T1- and fat-suppressed T2-weighted images can help distinguish between NIPT and NPC. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed MRI data of histologically proven 14 NIPTs and 18 infiltrating NPCs. We measured the area of the lesion on contrast-enhanced T1-weighted, unenhanced T1-weighted, and fat-suppressed T2-weighted images by placing the largest possible polygonal region-of-interest within the lesion at the same level...
April 19, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419406/routine-oro-nasopharyngeal-suction-versus-no-suction-at-birth
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REVIEW
Jann P Foster, Jennifer A Dawson, Peter G Davis, Hannah G Dahlen
BACKGROUND: Oro/nasopharyngeal suction is a method used to clear secretions from the oropharynx and nasopharynx through the application of negative pressure via a suction catheter or bulb syringe. Traditionally, airway oro/nasopharyngeal suction at birth has been used routinely to remove fluid rapidly from the oropharynx and nasopharynx in vigorous and non-vigorous infants at birth. Concerns relating to the reported adverse effects of oro/nasopharyngeal suctioning led to a practice review and routine oro/nasopharyngeal suctioning is no longer recommended for vigorous infants...
April 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418897/treatment-for-retropharyngeal-metastatic-undifferentiated-squamous-cell-carcinoma-from-an-unknown-primary-site-results-of-a-prospective-study-with-irradiation-to-nasopharyngeal-mucosa-plus-bilateral-neck
#6
Chengrun Du, Hongmei Ying, Youwang Zhang, Yafang Huang, Ruiping Zhai, Chaosu Hu
Background and Objetive: To evaluate treatment outcomes for patients with retropharyngeal metastatic undifferentiated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) from an unknown primary site. METHODS: From January 2005 to January 2015, patients who presented with enlarged retropharyngeal nodes underwent transoral sonography-guided fine-needle aspiration to confirm histology. Those with metastatic undifferentiated SCC with unknown primary tumors were treated with radical radiotherapy to nasopharyngeal mucosa plus bilateral neck...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413554/confounding-features-of-ectopic-craniopharyngioma-a-differential-for-tumors-showing-diffusion-restriction
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Sudha Karnan, Vanitha Krishnamoorthy, Kailasanathan Natarajan, Babu Peter Sathyanathan
Craniopharyngiomas comprise approximately 1-3% of all intracranial tumors and arise from squamous epithelial rests along remnants of Rathke's cleft. They have bimodal age distribution. The ectopic sites reported are the nasopharynx, sphenoid bone, pineal region, cerebellopontine angle and third ventricle. We report a case of ectopic craniopharyngioma in the Foramen of Monro with restricted diffusion, which have is an unusual feature, not commonly reported and is a potential pitfall.
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413147/branchial-cleft-cyst-an-unusual-site-for-the-cervical-metastasis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Yu-Chang Liao, Mohamad Adel, Li-Yu Lee, Kai-Ping Chang
OBJECTIVE: Cancers found in the resected branchial cleft cyst are rare clinically but usually impose substantive diagnostic and treatment challenges for clinicians. METHODS: A 31-year-old man presented with a lateral neck mass that was suspected to be an inflammatory branchial cleft cyst. After excision, the pathologic specimen revealed a benign cystic appearance with a focus of undifferentiated carcinoma. Serologic tests for Epstein-Barr virus were negative. A positron emission tomography scan and upper aerodigestive tract endoscopies were negative for any other suspicious lesion...
April 13, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412624/effects-of-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-in-an-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-rhinitis-model
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Baiwen Chen, Shenhong Qu, Min Li, Linsong Ye, Shaojie Zhang, Taijie Qin, Hua Fan
IL-17-producing Th17 cells play an important role in allergic airway diseases, but their local expression and regulation in allergic rhinitis (AR) is not well understood. This study investigated the effects of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2D3) on T-bet expression, Th1 cells, Th2 cells, Th17 cells and IL-33-positive epithelial cells in AR. C57BL/6 mice were intranasally sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin (OVA), and 1,25-(OH)2D3 was intraperitoneally injected into AR mice. Cytokine levels were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, phenotypic analysis of Th1, Th2 and Th17 cells in the spleen was completed with flow cytometry, and the CD4(+)IL-17(+) cells in the Nasopharynx-associated lymphoid tissue (NALT) and IL-33-positive cells in nasal mucosa was evaluated with immunofluorescence microscopy...
April 13, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405998/disseminated-rhinosporidiosis-masquerading-as-sarcoma
#10
Rajalakshmi Arjun, Firoz Khan, Biji Aravind
Rhinosporidiosis, though reported from several countries, has the highest incidence in India (notably South India) and Sri Lanka, with most cases presenting as nasal polyps. Nasopharynx and palpebral conjunctiva account for 85% of the sites. Other mucosal sites affected are oropharynx, larynx, rectum and external genitalia. Disseminated rhinosporidiosis is usually associated with mucosal lesions. Rhinosporidiosis affecting skin, subcutaneous tissue and bone are uncommon. Herein we report a rare case of disseminated rhinosporidiosis mimicking a soft tissue sarcoma...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399056/the-nasopharyngeal-microbiota-of-children-with-respiratory-infections-in-botswana
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Matthew S Kelly, Michael G Surette, Marek Smieja, Jeffrey M Pernica, Laura Rossi, Kathy Luinstra, Andrew P Steenhoff, Kristen A Feemster, David M Goldfarb, Tonya Arscott-Mills, Sefelani Boiditswe, Ikanyeng Rulaganyang, Charles Muthoga, Letang Gaofiwe, Tiny Mazhani, John F Rawls, Coleen K Cunningham, Samir S Shah, Patrick C Seed
BACKGROUND: Nearly half of child pneumonia deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Microbial communities in the nasopharynx are a reservoir for pneumonia pathogens and remain poorly described in African children. METHODS: Nasopharyngeal swabs were collected from children with pneumonia (N=204), children with upper respiratory infection symptoms (N=55), and healthy children (N=60) in Botswana between April 2012 and April 2014. We sequenced the V3 region of the bacterial 16S ribosomal RNA gene and used partitioning around medoids to cluster samples into microbiota biotypes...
April 10, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395961/undifferentiated-carcinoma-of-nasopharyngeal-type-in-children-clinical-features-and-outcome
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W S Zrafi, S Tebra, S Tbessi, S Ouni, M Jebsi, N Bouaouina
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology, clinical features and treatment of undifferentiated carcinoma of nasopharyngeal type in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of 40 patients under the age of 17 years managed for undifferentiated carcinoma of nasopharyngeal type in two oncology centres in the central region of Tunisia between 1995 and 2012. RESULTS: Patients had a median age of 14 years with a sex ratio of 1.3. The mean time to presentation was 5 months...
April 5, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393061/nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-with-cystic-cervical-metastasis-masquerading-as-branchial-cleft-cyst-a-potential-pitfall-in-diagnosis-and-management
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Lum Sai-Guan, Kong Min-Han, Ngan Kah-Wai, Mohd-Razif Mohamad-Yunus
INTRODUCTION: Most metastatic lymph nodes from head and neck malignancy are solid. Cystic nodes are found in 33% - 61% of carcinomas arise from Waldeyer's ring, of which only 1.8% - 8% originate are from the nasopharynx. Some cystic cervical metastases were initially presumed to be branchial cleft cyst. This case report aims to highlight the unusual presentation of cystic cervical metastasis secondary to nasopharyngeal carcinoma in a young adult. The histopathology, radiological features and management strategy were discussed...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390122/orbital-apex-syndrome-affecting-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-case-series
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A-C Prado-Ribeiro, A-C Luiz, M-A Montezuma, M-P Mak, A-R Santos-Silva, T-B Brandão
BACKGROUND: Orbital apex syndrome (OAS) is a complex and uncommon disorder that typically damages multiple cranial nerves in association with optic nerve dysfunction. OAS is associated with several different pathologies, however; only a few cases have been reported in association with head and neck cancer (HNC) so far. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A case series of HNC patients diagnosed with OAS is described including clinicopathological data, image findings, and disease outcome...
April 8, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387372/computational-fluid-dynamics-simulation-of-the-upper-airway-response-to-large-incisor-retraction-in-adult-class-i-bimaxillary-protrusion-patients
#15
Zhe Zheng, Hong Liu, Qi Xu, Wei Wu, Liling Du, Hong Chen, Yiwen Zhang, Dongxu Liu
The changes of the upper airway after large retraction of the incisors in adult class I bimaxillary protrusion patients were assessed mainly focused on the anatomic variation and ignored the functional changes. This study aimed to investigate the changes of the upper airway in adult class I bimaxillary protrusion patients after extraction treatment using the functional images based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD). CFD was implemented after 3D reconstruction based on the CBCT of 30 patients who have completed extraction treatment...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384279/host-cell-derived-lactate-functions-as-an-effector-molecule-in-neisseria-meningitidis-microcolony-dispersal
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Sara Sigurlásdóttir, Jakob Engman, Olaspers Sara Eriksson, Sunil D Saroj, Nadezda Zguna, Pilar Lloris-Garcerá, Leopold L Ilag, Ann-Beth Jonsson
The development of meningococcal disease, caused by the human pathogen Neisseria meningitidis, is preceded by the colonization of the epithelial layer in the nasopharynx. After initial adhesion to host cells meningococci form aggregates, through pilus-pilus interactions, termed microcolonies from which the bacteria later detach. Dispersal from microcolonies enables access to new colonization sites and facilitates the crossing of the cell barrier; however, this process is poorly understood. In this study, we used live-cell imaging to investigate the process of N...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383207/nimbolide-induces-apoptosis-in-human-nasopharyngeal-cancer-cells
#17
Su-Yu Chien, Ching-Hui Hsu, Chia-Chieh Lin, Yi-Ching Chuang, Yu-Sheng Lo, Yi-Ting Hsi, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Mu-Kuan Chen
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), a tumor arising from epithelial cells that cover the surface and line the nasopharynx, is a rare malignancy worldwide but is prevalent in certain geographical areas, such as Southern Asia (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Southern China) and North Africa. Despite advances in diagnostic techniques and improvements in treatment modalities, the prognosis of NPC remains poor. Therefore, an effective chemotherapy regimen that enhances tumor sensitivity to chemotherapeutics is urgently required...
April 6, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383178/endoscopic-endonasal-nasopharyngectomy-tensor-veli-palatine-muscle-as-a-landmark-for-the-parapharyngeal-internal-carotid-artery
#18
Chiung-Lin Liu, Ning-I Hsu, Ping-Hung Shen
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic endonasal nasopharyngectomy(EEN) can be a promising option for select patients with recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma, but serious complications can occur in terms of parapharyngeal internal carotid artery (PPICA) injury. Several landmarks have been proposed for locating the PPICA. In this study, we investigated the spatial relationship between the tensor veli palatini (TVP) muscle and the PPICA in a cadaveric model. METHODS: Seven fresh cadaver heads were available for anatomic study...
April 6, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382490/silencing-of-y-box-binding-protein-1-by-rna-interference-inhibits-proliferation-invasion-and-metastasis-and-enhances-sensitivity-to-cisplatin-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-human-neuroblastoma-sh-sy5y-cells
#19
Hong Wang, Ruowen Sun, Zuofei Chi, Shuang Li, Liangchun Hao
Y-box binding protein-1 (YB-1), a member of Y-box protein family binding DNA and RNA, has been proposed as a novel marker in multiple malignant tumors and found to be associated with tumor malignancy. Neuroblastoma is an embryonal tumor arising from neuroblast cells of the autonomic nervous system, which is the most common cancer diagnosed in infants. It has been reported that YB-1 is highly expressing in various human tumors including nasopharynx, thyroid, lung, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate cancers. This study aimed to investigate the functional role of YB-1 in neuroblastoma by silencing YB-1 using RNA interference (shRNA) in neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
April 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382126/primary-concurrent-chemoradiation-in-head-and-neck-cancers-with-weekly-cisplatin-chemotherapy-analysis-of-compliance-toxicity-and-survival
#20
Muhammad Shahid Iqbal, Cheng Chaw, Josef Kovarik, Shahzeena Aslam, Aaron Jackson, John Kelly, Werner Dobrowsky, Charles Kelly
Introduction Concurrent chemoradiation is the standard of care in inoperable locally advanced squamous cell head and neck cancers. The most widely accepted schedule of concomitant cisplatin is 100mg/m(2) given on a 3 weekly basis but the optimal regime is unknown. Objective The objective of this study is to assess the tolerability, compliance, and clinical outcomes of weekly cisplatin (40mg/m(2)). Methods During the period of January 2007-December 2009, we analyzed retrospectively 122 patients with histologically proven squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck (nasopharynx, oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, and oral cavity) treated with definitive chemoradiation...
April 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
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