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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684920/comparison-between-hemilaminectomy-with-either-anulectomy-or-partial-discectomy-for-treatment-of-thoracolumbar-intervertebral-disc-protrusion-in-dogs
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Abbe H Crawford, Steven De Decker
OBJECTIVES:  The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcome of dogs undergoing a hemilaminectomy with anulectomy (HA) or a hemilaminectomy with partial discectomy (HPD) for treatment of thoracolumbar intervertebral disc protrusion. METHODS:  Medical records from 2006 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Dogs were included if they had clinical signs and imaging findings consistent with thoracolumbar intervertebral disc protrusion and had undergone surgical treatment with a HA or HPD...
April 23, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684861/inhibition-of-gastric-cancer-by-local-anesthetic-bupivacaine-through-multiple-mechanisms-independent-of-sodium-channel-blockade
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Jiapeng Dan, Xiaodan Gong, Dezhan Li, Guanhua Zhu, Lishen Wang, Fang Li
BACKGROUND: Retrospective studies of patients undergoing cancer surgery suggest the use of local anesthesia may decrease tumor recurrence and improve survival. The mechanisms on the benefits of local anesthesia on cancer recurrence are complex and remain to be elucidated. METHODS: This study investigated the effects of bupivacaine on various cellular activities of gastric cancer using proliferation, migration, apoptosis assay. The underlying mechanism was analyzed focusing on mitochondrial functions and the activities of Rho family members...
April 20, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684668/endoscopic-versus-surgical-drainage-treatment-of-calcific-chronic-pancreatitis
#3
Li Jiang, Deng Ning, Qi Cheng, Xiao-Ping Chen
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic therapy and surgery are both conventional treatments to remove pancreatic duct stones that developed during the natural course of chronic pancreatitis. However, few studies comparing the effect and safety between surgery drainage and endoscopic drainage (plus Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy, ESWL).The aim of this study was to compare the benefits between endoscopic and surgical drainage of the pancreatic duct for patients with calcified chronic pancreatitis...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684577/predictors-of-switching-from-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-to-corticosteroids-in-patients-with-acute-pericarditis-and-impact-on-clinical-outcome
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George Lazaros, Alexios S Antonopoulos, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Evangelos Oikonomou, Apostolos Karavidas, Christina Chrysohoou, Emilia Lazarou, Dimitrios Vassilopoulos, Massimo Imazio, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (A/NSAIDs) are the mainstay treatments for of acute pericarditis. We sought to identify factors predicting A/NSAIDs failure and switch to corticosteroid treatment (STCT) as well as the impact of STCT on pericarditis recurrence. METHODS: We enrolled 148 patients with acute pericarditis receiving A/NSAID (n=110) or corticosteroids (n=38) as first line treatment according to clinical indications. In case of poor response to A/NSAIDs (n=37), STCT was performed and factors contributing to such failure were explored...
April 20, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684522/microcalcifications-in-breast-cancer-from-pathophysiology-to-diagnosis-and-prognosis
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REVIEW
S O'Grady, M P Morgan
The implementation of mammographic screening programmes in many countries has been linked to a marked increase in early detection and improved prognosis for breast cancer patients. Breast tumours can be detected by assessing several features in mammographic images but one of the most common are the presence of small deposits of calcium known as microcalcifications, which in many cases may be the only detectable sign of a breast tumour. In addition to their efficacy in the detection of breast cancer, the presence of microcalcifications within a breast tumour may also convey useful prognostic information...
April 20, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684518/long-term-outcomes-after-encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis-in-adult-patients-with-moyamoya-disease-presenting-with-ischemia
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Xiang-Yang Bao, Yong Zhang, Qian-Nan Wang, Qian Zhang, Hui-Wang, Zheng-Shan Zhang, De-Sheng Li, Lian Duan
BACKGROUND: In adult Moyamoya disease(MMD), there remains controversy about the effectiveness of revascularization surgeries because randomized studies have not been performed to compare the efficacy of surgical techniques. OBJECT: There is an ongoing controversy regarding the most appropriate surgical treatment for adult patients with MMD. METHODS: Encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis (EDAS) was performed on 247 hemispheres in 145 patients. The clinical and demographic characteristics of patients were obtained via retrospective chart review...
April 20, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684420/novel-cancer-gene-variants-and-gene-fusions-of-triple-negative-breast-cancers-tnbcs-reveal-their-molecular-diversity-conserved-in-the-patient-derived-xenograft-pdx-model
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Jaeyun Jung, Kiwon Jang, Jung Min Ju, Eunji Lee, Jong Won Lee, Hee Jung Kim, Jisun Kim, Sae Byul Lee, Beom Seok Ko, Byung Ho Son, Hee Jin Lee, Gyungyup Gong, Sei Yeon Ahn, Jung Kyoon Choi, Shree Ram Singh, Suhwan Chang
Despite the improved 5-year survival rate of breast cancer, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) remains a challenge due to lack of effective targeted therapy and higher recurrence and metastasis than other subtypes. To identify novel druggable targets and to understand its unique biology, we tried to implement 24 patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) of TNBC. The overall success rate of PDX implantation was 45%, much higher than estrogen receptor (ER)-positive cases. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed conserved ER/PR/Her2 negativity (with two exceptions) between the original and PDX tumors...
April 20, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684256/reirradiation-of-head-and-neck-cancer-using-modern-highly-conformal-techniques
#8
REVIEW
Jennifer C Ho, Jack Phan
Locoregional disease recurrence or development of a second primary cancer after definitive radiotherapy for head and neck cancers remains a treatment challenge. Reirradiation utilizing traditional techniques has been limited by concern for serious toxicity. With the advent of newer, more precise radiotherapy techniques, such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), proton radiotherapy, and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), there has been renewed interest in curative-intent head and neck reirradiation...
April 23, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684251/image-guided-chemical-and-thermal-ablations-for-thyroid-disease-review-of-efficacy-and-complications
#9
REVIEW
Iain J Nixon, Peter Angelos, Ashok R Shaha, Alessandra Rinaldo, Michelle D Williams, Alfio Ferlito
Image-guided ablation of thyroid disease is increasingly being commonly reported. Techniques including ethanol injection and thermal ablation using radio-frequency, laser, and microwave devices have been described. Minimally invasive approaches to the management of benign cystic, solid, and functional thyroid nodules as well as both primary and recurrent thyroid malignancy have been reported. The purpose of this article is to review the current evidence relating to image-guided ablation of thyroid disease with a focus on clinical outcomes and complication rates for patients treated with this minimally invasive approach...
April 23, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684152/association-between-proportion-of-nuclei-with-high-chromatin-entropy-and-prognosis-in-gynecological-cancers
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Birgitte Nielsen, Andreas Kleppe, Tarjei Sveinsgjerd Hveem, Manohar Pradhan, Rolf Anders Syvertsen, John Arne Nesheim, Gunnar Balle Kristensen, Jone Trovik, David James Kerr, Fritz Albregtsen, Håvard Emil Danielsen
Background: Nuclear texture analysis measuring differences in chromatin structure has provided prognostic biomarkers in several cancers. There is a need for improved cell-by-cell chromatin analysis to detect nuclei with highly disorganized chromatin. The purpose of this study was to develop a method for detecting nuclei with high chromatin entropy and to evaluate the association between the presence of such deviating nuclei and prognosis. Methods: A new texture-based biomarker that characterizes each cancer based on the proportion of high-chromatin entropy nuclei (<25% vs ≥25%) was developed on a discovery set of 175 uterine sarcomas...
April 18, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684149/palliative-radiotherapy-for-breast-cancer-patients-with-skin-invasion-a-multi-institutional-prospective-observational-study
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Naoki Nakamura, Jiro Kawamori, Osamu Takahashi, Naoto Shikama, Kenji Sekiguchi, Takeo Takahashi, Shingo Kato, Mami Ogita, Atsushi Motegi, Tetsuo Akimoto
Purpose: To clarify the efficacy of palliative radiotherapy for the relief of symptoms due to skin invasion in patients with breast cancer. Materials and methods: We conducted a multi-institutional prospective observational study of patients who received palliative radiotherapy for skin invasion due to a primary lesion or chest wall recurrence. Bleeding/discharge, offensive odor, pain and QOL scores were evaluated before and 1, 3 and 6 months after radiotherapy...
April 19, 2018: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684096/toxic-effects-of-arsenic-trioxide-on-echinococcus-granulosus-protoscoleces-through-ros-production-and-ca2-er-stress-dependent-apoptosis
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Jiajie Li, Guangyao Tang, Wenjuan Qin, Rentan Yang, Rongji Ma, Bin Ma, Jianfeng Wei, Hailong Lv, Yufeng Jiang
Cystic echinococcosis is a severe parasitic disease that commonly affects the liver and causes abscesses or rupture into the surrounding tissues, leading to multiple complications, such as shock, severe abdominal pain, and post-treatment abscess recurrence. Currently, there are no efficient measures to prevent these complications. We previously confirmed that arsenic trioxide (As2O3) exhibited in vitro cytotoxicity against Echinococcus granulosus protoscoleces. In the present study, we aimed to explore the mechanism of As2O3-induced E...
April 19, 2018: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683973/nationwide-multicenter-observational-study-of-folfirinox-chemotherapy-in-399-patients-with-unresectable-or-recurrent-pancreatic-cancer-in-japan
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Akiko Todaka, Nobumasa Mizuno, Masato Ozaka, Hideki Ueno, Satoshi Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Uesugi, Noritoshi Kobayashi, Hideyuki Hayashi, Kentaro Sudo, Naohiro Okano, Yosuke Horita, Keiko Kamei, Seigo Yukisawa, Shoji Nakamori, Yutaka Yachi, Toshiyuki Henmi, Marina Kobayashi, Narikazu Boku, Keita Mori, Akira Fukutomi
OBJECTIVES: FOLFIRINOX (oxaliplatin, irinotecan, 5-fluorouracil, and leucovorin) is the standard therapy worldwide for unresectable pancreatic cancer; however, clinical data for Japanese patients are limited. Therefore, the observational study of FOLFIRINOX for patients with pancreatic cancer was conducted. METHODS: The study included 399 patients with unresectable or recurrent pancreatic cancer, from 27 institutions in Japan, treated with FOLFIRINOX and surveyed until December 2015...
April 19, 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683951/respiratory-distress-and-severe-anemia-in-a-child-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-hemosiderosis
#14
Münevver T Temel, Levent Temel, Mehmet E Coskun, Bugra T Konduk, Sinan Akbayram, Abdullah T Demiryürek
Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis is an infrequent cause of pulmonary hemorrhage in children. It is classically defined by the triad of recurrent hemoptysis, iron-deficiency anemia, and diffuse parenchymal infiltration without an obvious cause. The pathogenesis remains unexplained, diagnosis may be difficult, and the clinical course exceedingly variable. A 4-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital with complaints of dyspnea, and skin and mucous membrane pallor. The suspicion of idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis led to the use of corticosteroid therapy with rapid improvement in clinical condition and discharge from hospital...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683929/18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-the-evaluation-of-cancer-cervix-where-do-we-stand-today
#15
Shanmuga S Palaniswamy, Chaitanya R Borde, Padma Subramanyam
The incidence of gynecological malignancies is on the rise partly because of the availability of screening programmes, awareness, higher technological advancements, and availability of better medical care. Early diagnosis of any malignancy leads to prompt treatment. Use of 18Fluorine-Fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT in the treatment and follow-up of patients with Ca cervix considerably improves patient management. The primary diagnosis of Ca cervix is made either by biopsy of a visible tumor on the cervix or by a cone biopsy of a nonvisible malignant cervical focus...
April 20, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683909/acog-committee-opinion-no-734-the-role-of-transvaginal-ultrasonography-in-evaluating-the-endometrium-of-women-with-postmenopausal-bleeding
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Cancer of the endometrium is the most common type of gynecologic cancer in the United States. Vaginal bleeding is the presenting sign in more than 90% of postmenopausal women with endometrial carcinoma. Clinical risk factors for endometrial cancer, including but not limited to age, obesity, use of unopposed estrogen, specific medical comorbidities (eg, polycystic ovary syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, atypical glandular cells on screening cervical cytology), and family history of gynecologic malignancy also should be considered when evaluating postmenopausal bleeding...
May 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683904/acog-committee-opinion-no-734-summary-the-role-of-transvaginal-ultrasonography-in-evaluating-the-endometrium-of-women-with-postmenopausal-bleeding
#17
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Cancer of the endometrium is the most common type of gynecologic cancer in the United States. Vaginal bleeding is the presenting sign in more than 90% of postmenopausal women with endometrial carcinoma. Clinical risk factors for endometrial cancer, including but not limited to age, obesity, use of unopposed estrogen, specific medical comorbidities (eg, polycystic ovary syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, atypical glandular cells on screening cervical cytology), and family history of gynecologic malignancy also should be considered when evaluating postmenopausal bleeding...
May 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683881/gastric-type-adenocarcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-clinical-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors
#18
Kye Jin Park, Mi-Hyun Kim, Jeong Kon Kim, Kyoung-Sik Cho
OBJECTIVE: Gastric-type mucinous adenocarcinoma (GAS) of uterine cervix has been suggested as distinct clinicopathologic behavior. Our study aimed to investigate the distinguishing imaging features and clinical outcomes of GAS. METHODS: Fifteen cases of GAS and 45 cases of 3:1 age-matched usual-type endocervical carcinoma (UEA) were assessed. Clinical parameters (age, tumor size, clinical stage, and time to recurrence [TTR] or death) and pathologic results confirmed by surgery were recorded...
April 21, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683879/patterns-of-recurrence-long-term-survival-and-toxicity-analysis-of-endometrial-adenocarcinoma-patients-reclassified-under-the-recent-esmo-esgo-estro-stratification-seven-year-results-from-a-single-institution
#19
Uday P Kumar, Prahlad H Yathiraj, Krishna T Sharan, Asha Kamath, Anshul Singh, S Anusha Reddy, Priyanka Alurkar, Donald J Fernandes, Vidyasagar S Mamidipudi
AIM: The aim of this study was to report the patterns of recurrence, locoregional control, and survival of patients diagnosed with endometrial adenocarcinomas over a 7-year period after reclassifying them under the recent ESMO-ESGO-ESTRO (European Society of Medical Oncology/European Society of Gynaecological Oncology/European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) consensus classification. METHODS: Archives of a single institution from 2008 to 2014 were studied and patients with stages I-II endometrial adenocarcinoma were reclassified as per the new classification for uniformity...
April 21, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683878/a-predictor-of-tumor-recurrence-in-patients-with-endometrial-carcinoma-after-complete-resection-of-the-tumor-the-role-of-pretreatment-apparent-diffusion-coefficient
#20
Ryo Kuwahara, Aki Kido, Shiro Tanaka, Kaoru Abiko, Kyoko Nakao, Yuki Himoto, Naoko Nishio, Yasuhisa Kurata, Masaki Mandai, Kaori Togashi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic and incremental value of pretreatment apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of tumors for the prediction of tumor recurrence after complete resection of the tumor in patients with endometrial cancer. METHODS: This study enrolled 210 patients with stages IA to IIIC endometrial cancer who had undergone complete resection of the tumor and pretreatment magnetic resonance imaging. The minimum and mean ADC values (ADCmin, ADCmean) of tumors and normalized ADC (nADCmin, nADCmean) were calculated from magnetic resonance imaging...
April 21, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
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