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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906510/thermohydrogel-containing-melanin-for-photothermal-cancer-therapy
#1
Miri Kim, Hyun Soo Kim, Min Ah Kim, Hyanghwa Ryu, Hwan-Jeong Jeong, Chang-Moon Lee
Melanin is an effective absorber of light and can extend to near infrared (NIR) regions. In this study, a natural melanin is presented as a photothermal therapeutic agent (PTA) because it provides a good photothermal conversion efficiency, shows biodegradability, and does not induce long-term toxicity during retention in vivo. Poloxamer solution containing melanin (Pol-Mel) does not show any precipitation and shows sol-gel transition at body temperature. After irradiation from 808 nm NIR laser at 1.5 W cm(-2) for 3 min, the photothermal conversion efficiency of Pol-Mel is enough to kill cancer cells in vitro and in vivo...
December 1, 2016: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906454/immunotherapy-of-head-and-neck-cancer-emerging-clinical-trials-from-a-national-cancer-institute-head-and-neck-cancer-steering-committee-planning-meeting
#2
Julie E Bauman, Ezra Cohen, Robert L Ferris, David J Adelstein, David M Brizel, John A Ridge, Brian O'Sullivan, Barbara A Burtness, Lisa H Butterfield, William E Carson, Mary L Disis, Bernard A Fox, Thomas F Gajewski, Maura L Gillison, James W Hodge, Quynh-Thu Le, David Raben, Scott E Strome, Jean Lynn, Shakun Malik
Recent advances have permitted successful therapeutic targeting of the immune system in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). These new immunotherapeutic targets and agents are being rapidly adopted by the oncologic community and hold considerable promise. The National Cancer Institute sponsored a Clinical Trials Planning Meeting to address the issue of how to further investigate the use of immunotherapy in patients with HNSCC. The goals of the meeting were to consider phase 2 or 3 trial designs primarily in 3 different patient populations: those with previously untreated, human papillomavirus-initiated oropharyngeal cancers; those with previously untreated, human papillomavirus-negative HNSCC; and those with recurrent/metastatic HNSCC...
December 1, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906441/ten-years-experience-with-breast-reconstruction-after-salvage-mastectomy-in-previously-irradiated-patients-analysis-of-outcomes-satisfaction-and-well-being
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B Cagli, M Barone, E Ippolito, A Cogliandro, S Silipigni, S Ramella, P Persichetti
OBJECTIVE: Reconstruction following mastectomy offers women an opportunity to mollify some of the emotional and aesthetic effects of this devastating disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The authors reviewed the files of 83 patients who underwent immediate postmastectomy reconstruction with tissue expander between January of 2003 and June of 2012 at our hospital. The patients were divided into two groups: Group A (study group) included 30 patients with previous quadrantectomy and radiotherapy who underwent salvage mastectomy after local recurrence; Group B (control group) included 53 patients submitted to primary radical mastectomy...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906435/down-regulation-of-microrna-143-is-associated-with-colorectal-cancer-progression
#4
J-W Bai, H-Z Xue, C Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most prevalent carcinomas worldwide. Tumor metastasis and recurrence are leading causes of CRC-related deaths. Given the role of microRNA (miRNA) in CRC invasion and metastasis, we explored the association between miRNA-143 expression and clinicopathologic characteristics in CRC, as well as the effects of miRNA-143 on CRC cell invasion in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Quantitative real-time PCR was conducted to assess the expression of miR-143 in tissue specimens and cell lines...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906432/analysis-of-radiotherapy-optimization-regimens-after-modified-radical-mastectomy
#5
X-B Zhao, G-S Ren
OBJECTIVE: Concomitant chemo-radiotherapy after modified radical mastectomy for breast cancer is an effective means of achieving high survival rates. In this study different radiotherapy optimization regimens are compared to assess their effectiveness and toxicity rates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 112 patients with modified radical mastectomy participated, and were randomly assigned to one of three groups, all receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for 4-6 weeks prior to radiotherapy: group A received intensity modulated radiotherapy (radiation dose (DT) 50 Gy, 2...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906430/recurrent-acute-pancreatitis-in-bowel-malrotation
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G Alessandri, A Amodio, L Landoni, N De' Liguori Carino, C Bassi
OBJECTIVE: Recurrent acute pancreatitis is an uncommon diagnosis in teenagers. Excluded alcohol and biliary stones, more prevalent aetiologies in these group of patients are genetic pancreatitis, pancreatic duct system abnormalities, neoplasia, traumas and congenital abnormalities of the duodenum such as duodenal duplication or diverticulum. Two reported cases of recurrent pancreatitis associated to midgut malrotation were described in English literature. Bowel malrotation is a difficult diagnosis in a teenager or a young adult and a common delay is documented...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906198/population-screening-for-brca1-brca2-mutations-lessons-from-qualitative-analysis-of-the-screening-experience
#7
Sari Lieberman, Amnon Lahad, Ariela Tomer, Carmit Cohen, Ephrat Levy-Lahad, Aviad Raz
PURPOSE: Population screening for BRCA1/BRCA2. mutations is being considered for Ashkenazi Jews (AJ) because 2.5% carry recurrent deleterious mutations and effective cancer prevention exists. This study aimed to provide a qualitative focus on perspectives of individuals, particularly carriers, who were tested through a screening trial. In this trial, the pretest process included only written information. METHODS: Interviews were performed with 26 carriers and 10 noncarriers who participated in a BRCA population screening trial for AJ...
December 1, 2016: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906159/persistent-microbiome-alterations-modulate-the-rate-of-post-dieting-weight-regain
#8
Christoph A Thaiss, Shlomik Itav, Daphna Rothschild, Mariska Meijer, Maayan Levy, Claudia Moresi, Lenka Dohnalová, Sofia Braverman, Shachar Rozin, Sergey Malitsky, Mally Dori-Bachash, Yael Kuperman, Inbal Biton, Arieh Gertler, Alon Harmelin, Hagit Shapiro, Zamir Halpern, Asaph Aharoni, Eran Segal, Eran Elinav
In tackling the obesity pandemic, significant efforts are devoted to the development of effective weight reduction strategies, yet many dieting individuals fail to maintain a long-term weight reduction, and instead undergo excessive weight regain cycles. The mechanisms driving recurrent post-dieting obesity remain largely elusive. Here, we identify an intestinal microbiome signature that persists after successful dieting of obese mice, which contributes to faster weight regain and metabolic aberrations upon re-exposure to obesity-promoting conditions and transmits the accelerated weight regain phenotype upon inter-animal transfer...
November 24, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906097/a-10-year-old-child-presenting-with-syndromic-paucity-of-bile-ducts-alagille-syndrome-a-case-report
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Girish Kumar Pati, Ayaskanta Singh, Preetam Nath, Jimmy Narayan, Pradeep Kumar Padhi, Prasanta Kumar Parida, Kaumudee Pattnaik, Chittaranjan Panda, Shivaram Prasad Singh
BACKGROUND: Alagille syndrome, a rare genetic disorder with autosomal dominant transmission, manifests with five major features: paucity of interlobular bile ducts, characteristic facies, posterior embryotoxon, vertebral defects, and peripheral pulmonary stenosis. Globally, only 500 cases have so far been reported, with only five cases reported in the Indian subcontinent. Rarely, Alagille syndrome also presents with skin manifestations and early-onset chronic liver disease, which was found in our case...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906094/decreasing-loco-regional-recurrence-for-oral-cavity-cancer-with-total-mohs-margins-technique
#10
Mathieu Bergeron, Pierre Gauthier, Nathalie Audet
BACKGROUND: The conventional technique for cancer resection margin analysis studies only 0.1% of the surgical margins. Complete frozen section margins - also known as Mohs margins - allows for analysis of 100% of the surgical margins. METHODS: The objective of our study is to compare oral cavity cancer loco-regional recurrence rates when treated by total frozen sections technique (Total Mohs margins) versus conventional margins. We conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort chart review...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906054/is-radical-surgery-of-an-inverted-papilloma-of-the-maxillary-sinus-obsolete-a-case-report
#11
Vedat Yildirim, Niels Christian Pausch, Dirk Halama, Heinz-Theo Lübbers, Ayhan Yildirim
BACKGROUND: Sinonasal inverted papilloma is a locally aggressive tumor arising from the Schneiderian membrane which lines the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. Aggressive surgical approaches, such as lateral rhinotomy, were used until recently for complete removal of the inverted papilloma. Currently, endoscopic resection is the gold standard in the treatment of inverted papilloma. However, there are situations that justify an open approach. For example there are studies that report a higher postoperative recurrence rate after endonasal endoscopic resection, particularly in the treatment of recurrent diseases...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906044/high-mammographic-breast-density-predicts-locoregional-recurrence-after-modified-radical-mastectomy-for-invasive-breast-cancer-a-case-control-study
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Yu-Sen Huang, Jenny Ling-Yu Chen, Chiun-Sheng Huang, Sung-Hsin Kuo, Fu-Shan Jaw, Yao-Hui Tseng, Wei-Chun Ko, Yeun-Chung Chang
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the influence of mammographic breast density at diagnosis on the risk of cancer recurrence and survival outcomes in patients with invasive breast cancer after modified radical mastectomy. METHODS: This case-control study included 121 case-control pairs of women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer between 2004 and 2009, and who had undergone modified radical mastectomy and had mammographic breast density measured before or at diagnosis...
December 1, 2016: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905899/a-case-of-extragastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-complicated-by-severe-hypoglycemia-a-unique-presentation-of-a-rare-tumor
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Zeb Saeed, Solaema Taleb, Carmella Evans-Molina
BACKGROUND: Non-Islet Cell Tumor Hypoglycemia (NICTH) is a rare paraneoplastic cause of hypoglycemia arising from excess tumor production of insulin-like growth factor. The objective of this report is to describe an unusual case of Extragastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (EGIST) associated NICTH. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64 year-old African female was brought to the emergency room with a 1-month history of recurrent syncope, weight loss, and abdominal bloating. Serum blood glucose was discovered to 39 mg/dL, when insulin, proinsulin, and C-peptide were suppressed...
December 1, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905879/transcriptome-profiling-in-the-damselfly-ischnura-elegans-identifies-genes-with-sex-biased-expression
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Pallavi Chauhan, Maren Wellenreuther, Bengt Hansson
BACKGROUND: Sexual dimorphism occurs widely across the animal kingdom and has profound effects on evolutionary trajectories. Here, we investigate sex-specific gene expression in Ischnura elegans (Odonata: dragonflies and damselflies), a species with pronounced sexual differences including a female-limited colour polymorphism with two female-like gynochrome morphs and one male-mimicking, androchrome morph. Whole-organism transcriptome profiling and sex-biased gene expression analysis was conducted on adults of both sexes (pooling all females as well as separating the three morphs) to gain insights into genes and pathways potentially associated with sexual development and sexual conflict...
December 1, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905830/isolated-cardiac-peripheral-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report
#15
Chengming Fan, Demiao Kong, Changming Tan, Jinfu Yang
BACKGROUND: Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor isolated in the heart, presenting as a primary cardiac tumor is considered as extremely rare. METHODS: We present a 53-year-old Chinese female with a cardiac tumour which was discovered by computed tomography. RESULTS: A hypo-intense tumorous mass was shown extending from the left ventricle by Cardiac CT, and fused FDG positron emission tomography demonstrated no other abnormal FDG active lesions in the body...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905672/oral-astragalus-huang-qi-for-preventing-frequent-episodes-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infection-in-children
#16
REVIEW
Guobin Su, Xiankun Chen, Zhuangzhu Liu, Lihong Yang, La Zhang, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Zehuai Wen, Xinfeng Guo, Xindong Qin, Jueyao Liang, Xusheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) are common in children and can involve both upper and lower airways. Many children experience frequent ARTI episodes or recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs) in early life, which creates challenges for paediatricians, primary care physicians, parents and carers of children.In China, Astragalus (Huang qi), alone or in combination with other herbs, is used by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners in the form of a water extract, to reduce the risk of ARTIs; it is believed to stimulate the immune system...
December 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905669/secondary-prophylaxis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-the-comparison-of-direct-acting-antivirals-with-pegylated-interferon-and-untreated-cohort
#17
R Vukotic, R Di Donato, F Conti, A Scuteri, C Serra, P Andreone
During the past two decades, several studies showed reduced rates of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis after interferon-based antiviral therapies respect to untreated controls, even without reaching viral clearance. The recent development of new all-oral regimens with direct-acting antivirals has radically improved the therapeutic management of hepatitis C. Nevertheless, paradoxical, or at least unexpected, high rates of both occurrence and recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after a treatment with direct-acting antivirals, have been reported in the recent literature...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905629/-reasons-to-recommend-vaccination-against-dengue-in-easter-island-immunization-advisory-committee-of-sociedad-chilena-de-infectolog%C3%A3-a
#18
Alberto Fica, Marcela Potin, Gabriela Moreno, Liliana Véliz, Jaime Cerda, Carola Escobar, Jan Wilhelm
Dengue was first diagnosed on Easter Island on year 2002 and thereafter recurrent outbreaks have occurred involving different serotypes of dengue virus. Its vector, Aedes aegypti has not been eliminated despite the small size of the island. Conditions at the local hospital preclude adequate management of severe and hemorrhagic cases due to the absence of a Critical Care Unit as well as no availability of platelets, or plasma units for transfusion. Besides, transfer, of severely affected patients to continental Chile is cumbersome, slow and expensive...
August 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905566/early-onset-epileptic-encephalopathy-caused-by-a-reduced-sensitivity-of-kv7-2-potassium-channels-to-phosphatidylinositol-4-5-bisphosphate
#19
Maria Virginia Soldovieri, Paolo Ambrosino, Ilaria Mosca, Michela De Maria, Edoardo Moretto, Francesco Miceli, Alessandro Alaimo, Nunzio Iraci, Laura Manocchio, Alessandro Medoro, Maria Passafaro, Maurizio Taglialatela
Kv7.2 and Kv7.3 subunits underlie the M-current, a neuronal K(+) current characterized by an absolute functional requirement for phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2). Kv7.2 gene mutations cause early-onset neonatal seizures with heterogeneous clinical outcomes, ranging from self-limiting benign familial neonatal seizures to severe early-onset epileptic encephalopathy (Kv7.2-EE). In this study, the biochemical and functional consequences prompted by a recurrent variant (R325G) found independently in four individuals with severe forms of neonatal-onset EE have been investigated...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905446/genomic-evolution-and-chemoresistance-in-germ-cell-tumours
#20
Amaro Taylor-Weiner, Travis Zack, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Jennifer L Guerriero, Brandon Bernard, Anita Reddy, G Celine Han, Saud AlDubayan, Ali Amin-Mansour, Steven E Schumacher, Kevin Litchfield, Clare Turnbull, Stacey Gabriel, Rameen Beroukhim, Gad Getz, Scott L Carter, Michelle S Hirsch, Anthony Letai, Christopher Sweeney, Eliezer M Van Allen
Germ-cell tumours (GCTs) are derived from germ cells and occur most frequently in the testes. GCTs are histologically heterogeneous and distinctly curable with chemotherapy. Gains of chromosome arm 12p and aneuploidy are nearly universal in GCTs, but specific somatic genomic features driving tumour initiation, chemosensitivity and progression are incompletely characterized. Here, using clinical whole-exome and transcriptome sequencing of precursor, primary (testicular and mediastinal) and chemoresistant metastatic human GCTs, we show that the primary somatic feature of GCTs is highly recurrent chromosome arm level amplifications and reciprocal deletions (reciprocal loss of heterozygosity), variations that are significantly enriched in GCTs compared to 19 other cancer types...
November 30, 2016: Nature
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