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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135311/atm-bcl2-and-tgf%C3%AE-gene-polymorphisms-as-radiotherapy-outcome-biomarkers-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Lidiane P Agostini, Elaine Stur, Fernanda M Garcia, Diego P Ventorim, Raquel S Dos Reis, Raquel S Dettogni, Eldamária V W Dos Santos, Gabriela T Peterle, Lucas L Maia, Suzanny O Mendes, Marcos B de Carvalho, Eloiza H Tajara, Flavia de Paula, Marcelo Dos Santos, Adriana M A da Silva, Iúri Drumond Louro
AIMS: Polymorphisms in cell cycle genes are considered prognostic and radiosensitivity markers in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Therefore, we have aimed to investigate the relationship of ATM 5557G>A, ATM IVS62 + 60G>A, TP53 215G>C, BCL2-938C>A, TGFβ-509C>T, and TGFβ 29C>T with radiotherapy response. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Genotyping was performed by polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism in 210 patients with oral cavity/oropharynx carcinoma and 101 patients with larynx tumors...
November 14, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133523/sampling-technique-and-detection-rates-of-oropharyngeal-and-anorectal-gonorrhoea-using-nucleic-acid-amplification-tests-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Tim Z T Yang, Marcus Y Chen, Tim R H Read, Robert Needleman, Catriona S Bradshaw, Ria Fortune, Christopher K Fairley, Eric P F Chow
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine the associations between clinicians' self-reported sampling technique and the detection rate of gonorrhoea at the oropharynx and anorectum using a highly sensitive nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). METHODS: We analysed oropharyngeal and anorectal gonorrhoea swab results among men who have sex with men attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) between March 2015 and December 2016. Swabs were tested by NAAT using the Aptima Combo 2 transcription-mediated amplification assay due to its high sensitivity...
November 13, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132520/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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REVIEW
Rick Kellerman, Thomas Kintanar
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a gastrointestinal motility disorder that results from the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus or oral cavity resulting in symptoms or complications. The typical symptoms of GERD are heartburn and regurgitation of gastric contents into the oropharynx. GERD affects quality of life and may cause erosive esophagitis, esophageal strictures, and Barrett esophagus, a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma. GERD is a clinical diagnosis and is most effectively treated with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128262/intraoperative-imaging-during-minimally-invasive-transoral-robotic-surgery-using-near-infrared-light
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Nicholas Scott-Wittenborn, Ryan S Jackson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of the FIREFLY imaging system could be an asset in transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). The system uses indocyanine green dye (ICG), which fluoresces when illuminated by near-infrared light from the Da Vinci robot. The system may improve visualization of tumor margins, highlight important vascular structures, and help identify the location of tumors and unknown primary head and neck cancers...
September 6, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126770/effects-of-unilateral-vertical-mandibular-distraction-osteogenesis-on-airway-anatomy-in-children-with-hemifacial-microsomia
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Navid Pourtaheri, Derek Z Wang, Srinivas M Susarla, Gerhard S Mundinger, Anand R Kumar
PURPOSE: To assess the two- and three-dimensional airway changes following unilateral vertical mandibular distraction osteogenesis (vMDO) in patients with hemifacial microsomia (HFM). METHODS: A retrospective evaluation was performed for consecutive patients over an 18-month period with HFM and with Kaban-Pruzansky Type-II mandibular deformities who underwent unilateral vMDO for correction of vertical mandibular asymmetry. Patients with complete records and a minimum of 12 months of clinical follow-up post-consolidation were included...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126495/surgical-management-of-oral-cancer
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REVIEW
Rabie M Shanti, Bert W O'Malley
Today, most head and neck cancer subsites, such as the larynx, hypopharynx, nasopharynx, and oropharynx, are treated with radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy as a primary treatment modality. Surgery is reserved for the salvage of recurrent tumors that occur within the head and neck in the absence of distant (ie, lung, liver) metastasis. However, unlike all other head and neck subsites, oral cancer should ideally be managed with primary surgery with the possibility of adjuvant radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy depending on the presence of certain high-risk pathologic features...
January 2018: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118826/prevalence-of-hpv-infection-in-hypopharyngeal-and-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-at-thailand-s-largest-tertiary-referral-center
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Warut Pongsapich, Nitathip Eakkasem, Sontana Siritantikorn, Paveena Pithuksurachai, Kshidej Bongsabhikul, Cheerasook Chongkolwatana
Background: Following the well-established relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical carcinoma, the carcinogenicity of this virus has also been confirmed in subsets of head and neck carcinoma (HNCA), but mainly in the oropharynx. Other subsites of HNCA with less known association to HPV have never been studied in Thailand. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of HPV DNA in hypopharyngeal and laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma in Thai population...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115367/bahng-score-predictive-model-for-detection-of-subjects-with-the-oropharynx-colonized-by-uncommon-microorganisms
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J González-Del Castillo, J Teja-Marina, F J Candel, J Barberán, A Moreno-Cuervo, F Chiarella, L López-González, P Ramos-Cordero, F J Martín-Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: Pneumonia is most frequently produced by the microaspiration of flora that colonizes the oropharynx. Etiological diagnosis of pneumonia is infrequent in clinical practise and empirical treatment should be prescribed. The aims of the present study were to determine the factors associated with oropharynx colonization by uncommon microorganisms (UM) and to develop a predictive model. METHODS: A cross-sectional study that included all pa-tients living in one long-term care facilities was developed...
November 6, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109876/debut-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-concomitant-with-administration-of-sublingual-immunotherapy
#9
Jacob Juel
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is an often debilitating condition characterised by retrograde flow of content from stomach into the oesophagus, where the low pH of the stomach acid irritates the mucosa of the oesophagus. The most dominant symptoms in GORD are pyrosis, regurgitation, and dysphagia. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) was first described in 1986. Following this description, the use has greatly increased in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, as an alternative to subcutaneously administered immunotherapy...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107665/eps8-expression-is-significantly-lower-in-p16-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas-hnscc-compared-to-p16-hnscc
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Elham Nasri, Lisa B Wiesen, Jacquelyn A Knapik, Kristianna M Fredenburg
In vitro head and neck cancer studies have demonstrated that epidermal growth factor receptor kinase substrate 8 (Eps8) overexpression contributes to squamous carcinogenesis. Oral squamous cell carcinoma studies have correlated Eps8 expression with metastatic disease and poor prognosis. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) studies comparing its expression by anatomic site or in in vivo regional metastases have not been performed. In this study, we compared Eps8 expression in HNSCCs arising in the oral cavity (OCSCC) and oropharynx (OPSCC) along with their corresponding regional lymph nodes (LNs) metastases...
October 28, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104937/novel-genes-required-for-the-fitness-of-streptococcus-pyogenes-in-human-saliva
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Luchang Zhu, Amelia R L Charbonneau, Andrew S Waller, Randall J Olsen, Stephen B Beres, James M Musser
Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus [GAS]) causes 600 million cases of pharyngitis each year. Despite this considerable disease burden, the molecular mechanisms used by GAS to infect, cause clinical pharyngitis, and persist in the human oropharynx are poorly understood. Saliva is ubiquitous in the human oropharynx and is the first material GAS encounters in the upper respiratory tract. Thus, a fuller understanding of how GAS survives and proliferates in saliva may provide valuable insights into the molecular mechanisms at work in the human oropharynx...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103758/40-year-incidence-trends-for-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-the-united-states
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Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, Matthew C Simpson, Sean T Massa, Eric Adjei Boakye, Jastin L Antisdel, Mark A Varvares
OBJECTIVES: To determine differences in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) incidence between 1975 and 2014 stratified by race, sex, and age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We obtained age-adjusted OPSCC incidence rates for race and sex groups from 1975 to 2014 using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results 9 database. We defined OPSCC as cancers of the base of tongue, lingual/palatine tonsil, oropharynx, soft palate, uvula, and Waldeyer's ring. We used Joinpoint analyses to determine incidence trends for race/sex/age groupings...
November 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103745/assessment-of-adjuvant-therapy-in-resected-head-and-neck-cancer-with-high-risk-features
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Gaurav S Ajmani, Cheryl C Nocon, Chi-Hsiung Wang, Mihir K Bhayani
OBJECTIVES: Subgroup analysis from two randomized trials showed a survival benefit for adjuvant chemoradiation (CRT) over radiation alone (RT) in patients with extracapsular spread (ECS) of involved lymph nodes and/or positive margins (PM) in resected head and neck cancer (HNSCC). However, results were not analyzed separately for patients with ECS or PM and were not stratified by tumor subsite/HPV status. We therefore sought to determine whether adjuvant CRT is associated with a survival benefit, separately among patients with ECS or PM and stratified by subsite/HPV status...
November 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098155/quantifying-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-in-singers-perceptual-and-objective-findings
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Adam T Lloyd, Bari Hoffman Ruddy, Erin Silverman, Vicki M Lewis, Jeffrey J Lehman
This study examines the relationship between laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms and oropharyngeal pH levels in singers. We hypothesized that reported symptoms would correlate with objective measures of pH levels from the oropharynx, including the number and total duration of reflux episodes. Twenty professional/semiprofessional singers completed the Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) and underwent oropharyngeal pH monitoring. Mild, moderate, or severe pH exposure was recorded during oropharyngeal pH monitoring...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096895/microbiota-and-breast-cancer
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Sridhar Mani
Breast carcinogenesis and/or cancer growth and/or drug sensitivity has a multifactorial etiology-perhaps the least well-characterized aspect being that of the distant environmental influences, namely, the microbiota that inhabit humans. For the purposes of this chapter, and to keep the subject matter well defined, microbiota is defined as bacterial microbes only. In this chapter, the pathways that lead to priming of breast cancer and/or the maintenance of a malignant state and/or influences on drug sensitivity via bacterial influences will be identified and described...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093415/a-case-of-paraneoplastic-cerebellar-degeneration-and-lambert-eaton-myasthenic-syndrome-associated-with-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx
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Junji Takasugi, Munehisa Shimamura, Toru Koda, Toshihiro Kishikawa, Atsushi Hanamoto, Hidenori Inohara, Kazuaki Sato, Eiichi Morii, Masakatsu Motomura, Manabu Sakaguchi, Yuji Nakatsuji, Hideki Mochizuki
Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (PCD-LEMS) are usually associated with small-cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). PCD-LEMS with extrapulmonary non-SCLC tumors; however, has not been previously reported. A 78-year-old man presented with dysarthria, dysphagia, staggering gait, and lower extremity muscle fatigue. He was diagnosed with PCD-LEMS associated with neuroendocrine carcinoma of the oropharynx, based on the histological findings of the biopsy, the existence of antibodies against P/Q-type voltage-gated calcium channels, and an incremental response of the compound muscle action potentials during repetitive nerve stimulation tests...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092747/pediatric-airway-study-endoscopic-grading-system-for-quantifying-tonsillar-size-in-comparison-to-standard-adenotonsillar-grading-systems
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Neha A Patel, Kristen Carlin, Joseph M Bernstein
SIGNIFICANCE: Current grading systems may not allow clinicians to reliably document and communicate adenotonsillar size in the clinical setting. A validated endoscopic grading system may be useful for reporting tonsillar size in future clinical outcome studies. This is especially important as tonsillar enlargement is the cause of a substantial health care burden on children. OBJECTIVE: To propose and validate an easy-to-use flexible fiberoptic endoscopic grading system that provides physicians with a more accurate sense of the three-dimensional relationship of the tonsillar fossa to the upper-airway...
October 29, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090123/investigation-of-the-effects-of-miniscrew-assisted-rapid-palatal-expansion-on-airflow-in-the-upper-airway-of-an-adult-patient-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-using-computational-fluid-structure-interaction-analysis
#18
Jae-Sik Hur, Hyoung-Ho Kim, Jin-Young Choi, Sang-Ho Suh, Seung-Hak Baek
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) on changes in airflow in the upper airway (UA) of an adult patient with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) using computational fluid-structure interaction analysis. METHODS: Three-dimensional UA models fabricated from cone beam computed tomography images obtained before (T0) and after (T1) MARPE in an adult patient with OSAS were used for computational fluid dynamics with fluid-structure interaction analysis...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083238/critical-weight-loss-in-patients-with-oropharynx-cancer-during-radiotherapy-%C3%A2-chemotherapy
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Belinda Vangelov, Rebecca L Venchiarutti, Robert I Smee
Critical weight loss (CWL) defined as ≥5% in one month, is common in patients with oropharynx cancer and identification of patients at risk is challenging. We aimed to investigate if predictors of CWL in this population exist to guide nutritional intervention. Data were collected retrospectively on 134 patients who had radiotherapy (RT) ± concurrent chemotherapy (CRT) ± surgery. Body weights were collected pre-RT and during RT, with percentage weight change measured against baseline. Logistic regression was used to analyze chosen predictors...
October 30, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076874/clear-cell-carcinoma-of-salivary-glands-is-frequently-p16-positive-a-pitfall-in-the-interpretation-of-oropharyngeal-biopsies
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Justin A Bishop, Lisa M Rooper, Simion I Chiosea, William H Westra
Clear cell carcinoma (CCC) is a low-grade malignancy that commonly arises in minor salivary glands of the oropharynx and other sites. EWSR1-ATF1 gene fusions seem to be specific for this salivary neoplasm. Testing for EWSR1-ATF1 has expanded the histologic spectrum of CCC. As one important example, many CCCs have a predominantly squamous phenotype with few clear cells, a finding that can cause confusion with squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC). P16 immunohistochemical staining to determine human papillomavirus (HPV) status has become standard practice for all oropharyngeal carcinomas showing squamous differentiation...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
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