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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441828/-clinical-analysis-of-seven-cases-of-pulmonary-malignant-tumors-in-children
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D Xu, Z M Chen, W Z Gu, Y S Wang, M X Huang, L F Tang, Y Y Zhang, Y Jiang
Objective: To understand the clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics and outcomes of pulmonary malignant tumors in children. Method: We retrospectively collected information about seven cases of pulmonary malignant tumors in children in our hospital from Jan 2010 to Dec 2016. The information included clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics, pathologic results, and treatment. Result: (1) All the seven patients firstly visited pediatric internal medicine departments. Symptoms included cough (n=6), dyspnea (n=4), fever (n=2), anorexia (n=2), chest tightness (n=1), chest pain (n=1), lameness (n=1), abdominal distension and constipation (n=1)...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440522/-nutrition-management-in-obese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Weihong Tang, Yuhua Chen, Meizhen Pan, Lihua Chen, Lele Zhang, Tingfeng Wang, Xiong Zhang, Peng Zhang, Chengzhu Zheng, Bo Yu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the value of nutrition management in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM) after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy(LSG). METHODS: Clinical data of 22 obese T2DM patients undergoing LSG from March 2013 to July 2015 in Fudan University Pudong Medical Center were collected. All the patients strictly followed the specialized instruction by nutritionists: diabetic and low calorie diet 3347.2 to 5020.8 kJ (800 to 1200 kcal) per day before the operation; low calorie liquid diet 2510...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436636/-iodine-131-joint-radio-frequency-ablation-treatment-for-child-with-hyperthyroidism-goiter-one-case-report
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Yonghua Chen, Li Liang, Yanlan Fang, Chunlin Wang, Linfa Li, Tian'an Jiang
A 12-year-old girl presented with a history of cervical mass, and one week of throat discomfort and dyspnea. Five years ago, the patient was diagnosed as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and hyperthyroidism; she received antithyroid drug treatment, but the result was not satisfactory. B-ultrasonic showed that the size of thyroid gland was 8.1 cm×3.2 cm in the left and 8.2 cm×4.8 cm in the right. After iodine 131 combined with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) treatment, throat discomfort and recumbent breathing difficulties disappeared, and B-ultrasonic showed that the size of thyroid reduced to 2...
January 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428227/mechanisms-in-endocrinology-the-multiple-facets-of-gh-lessons-from-lifetime-untreated-isolated-gh-deficiency-due-to-ghrh-receptor-mutation
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Manuel Aguiar-Oliveira, Anita Ho Souza, Carla R Oliveira, Viviane C Campos, Luiz A Oliveira-Neto, Roberto Salvatori
Twenty years ago, we described a kindred of 105 individuals with isolated GH deficiency (IGHD) in Itabaianinha County, in Brazilian northeast, due to a homozygous mutation in the GH-releasing hormone receptor gene. These subjects exhibit markedly reduced GH responsiveness to stimulatory tests, and anterior pituitary hypoplasia. Serum concentrations of IGF-I, IGF binding protein type 3, and the acid-labile subunit are markedly reduced, with a lesser reduction of IGF-II. The most striking physical findings of these IGHD individuals are the proportionate short stature, doll facies, high-pitched voice, and visceral obesity with reduced fat free mass...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425679/soft-interactions-and-volume-exclusion-by-polymeric-crowders-can-stabilize-or-destabilize-transient-structure-in-disordered-proteins-depending-on-polymer-concentration
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Farai I Rusinga, David D Weis
The effects of macromolecular crowding on the transient structure of intrinsically disordered proteins is not well-understood. Crowding by biological molecules inside cells could modulate transient structure and alter IDP function. Volume exclusion theory and observations of structured proteins suggest that IDP transient structure would be stabilized by macromolecular crowding. Amide hydrogen exchange (HX) of IDPs in highly concentrated polymer solutions would provide valuable insights into IDP transient structure under crowded conditions...
April 20, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421812/the-frequency-of-incidental-findings-and-subsequent-evaluation-in-low-dose-ct-scans-for-lung-cancer-screening
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Lillie Morgan, Humberto Choi, Michal Reid, Ali Khawaja, Peter J Mazzone
RATIONALE: The USPSTF recommends lung cancer screening with low-dose chest CT scans (LDCT) for a well-defined high-risk population. Data on the frequency and impact of incidental findings on LDCT scans performed within a centralized lung cancer screening program has not been reported. OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have reported IFs in the setting of clinical trials. We present our findings in a real clinical setting where the decision to manage these findings may depend on factors that are not captured in a research trial such as disclosing IFs, patient preferences, severity of comorbidities, and physician expertise...
April 19, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394842/struma-ovarii-with-hyperthyroidism
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Lynn P Ang, Anca M Avram, Richard W Lieberman, Nazanene H Esfandiari
We report the case of a 61-year-old woman with persistent thyrotoxicosis for 7 years despite low thyroidal radioiodine uptake and methimazole treatment. Her initial I whole-body scan (WBS) was read as negative. Upon evaluation in our institution, she remained hyperthyroid after discontinuation of methimazole. Repeat WBS with SPECT/CT revealed low 24-hour thyroidal uptake (RAIU = 2%) and intensely focal radioiodine uptake in a large heterogeneous left pelvic mass, consistent with left adnexal struma ovarii. Resection of this mass confirmed benign struma ovarii...
April 7, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393196/preparation-of-human-single-chain-variable-fragment-antibodies-against-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma-and-single-photon-emission%C3%A2-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-imaging-in-tumor-bearing-nude-mice
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Qian Liu, Hua Pang, Qiong Liu, Jing Zhou, Ying Liu
Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is the most aggressive malignant thyroid tumor with the worst prognosis, and the response to treatment is poor. We investigated soluble human single-chain variable fragment (scFv) which provides unique information for diagnostics, and for monitoring and optimizing responses to therapy. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to detect the expression of scFv. The expression and relative molecular mass of soluble scFv were assessed by sodium dodecyl sulfate‑polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) and western blotting, respectively...
April 5, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393006/small-cell-lung-cancer-transformation-during-immunotherapy-with-nivolumab-a-case-report
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Takuma Imakita, Kohei Fujita, Osamu Kanai, Tsuyoshi Terashima, Tadashi Mio
We report a rare case of transformation of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to small cell lung cancer (SCLC), without epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutation, during immunotherapy treatment with nivolumab. A 75-year-old man was referred to our hospital following the observation of a 64 mm mass in a chest computed tomography (CT) scan. A transbronchial biopsy of the mass identified the pathological presence of poorly differentiated NSCLC, with no histological signs of SCLC. No mutations were identified in the EGFR gene...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391026/radiopharmaceuticals-in-the-elderly-cancer-patient-practical-considerations-with-a-focus-on-prostate-cancer-therapy-a-position-paper-from-the-international-society-of-geriatric-oncology-task-force
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John O Prior, Silke Gillessen, Manfred Wirth, William Dale, Matti Aapro, Wim J G Oyen
Molecular imaging using radiopharmaceuticals has a clear role in visualising the presence and extent of tumour at diagnosis and monitoring response to therapy. Such imaging provides prognostic and predictive information relevant to management, e.g. by quantifying active tumour mass using positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). As these techniques require only pharmacologically inactive doses, age and potential frailty are generally not important. However, this may be different for therapy involving radionuclides because the radiation can impact normal bodily function (e...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390011/association-between-lifestyle-and-anthropometric-parameters-and-thyroid-nodule-features
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Grigorios Panagiotou, Despina Komninou, Panagiotis Anagnostis, George Linardos, Eleni Karoglou, Maria Somali, Leonidas Duntas, Marina Kita, Konstantinos Tziomalos, Kalliopi Pazaitou-Panayiotou
PURPOSE: Thyroid nodularity has been associated with obesity, but data regarding associations of body composition parameters with specific ultrasound features of thyroid nodules are lacking. The aim of the present study was to assess associations between thyroid nodule ultrasound characteristics, lifestyle, and anthropometric parameters. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in the general apparently healthy population of Northern Greece. Thyroid ultrasound data together with medical history, demographic, and anthropometric characteristics were individually recorded...
April 8, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388397/endoscopy-assisted-resection-of-benign-lesions-on-the-base-of-the-tongue-via-the-transoral-approach-using-a-harmonic-scalpel
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Song Fan, Da-Ming Zhang, Wei-Liang Chen
PURPOSE: Surgical removal of lesions from the base of the tongue can be challenging for head and neck surgeons. This study evaluated the clinical outcomes of patients with benign lesions at the base of the tongue who underwent endoscopy-assisted resection through the transoral approach using an ultrasonic harmonic scalpel. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective observational study was conducted from May 2013 to January 2016. Data collected for each patient included age, gender, chief complaints, clinical symptoms, diagnostic imaging, complications after resection, and reported outcomes of resection...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384879/primary-sarcomas-of-thyroid-gland-series-of-three-cases-with-brief-review-of-spindle-cell-lesions-of-thyroid
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Amita Jain Gupta, Meeta Singh, Poonam Rani, Nita Khurana, Anurag Mishra
Primary Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH-T) and Leiomyosarcoma (LMS-T) of the thyroid gland are extremely rare tumors. Very few cases have been reported in the literature. Both entities occur more commonly in women than men. The closest clinical and histological differential diagnosis is anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid. We present three cases of rare primary sarcomas of thyroid gland. Case-1 was a 63-year-old woman and Case-2 was a 52-year-old woman. Both of them presented with a rapidly increasing thyroid mass clinically mimicking anaplastic carcinoma (AC-T)...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384878/a-rare-collision-tumour-of-uterus-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-endometrial-stromal-sarcoma
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Nadeem Tanveer, Bindiya Gupta, Abhishek Pathre, Shalini Rajaram, Neerja Goyal
Collision tumours are defined by co-existence of two tumours in the same or adjacent organs which are topographically and histologically distinct with minimal or no histological admixture. Collision tumours have been described in many organs notably thyroid, brain, adrenal gland, stomach and rarely uterus. Most of the collision tumours reported in uterus have two components; an adenocarcinoma and a sarcoma. We report a case of a 60-year-old lady who presented with complaints of post-menopausal bleeding. A cervical biopsy was performed which showed a non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma of cervix...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384875/sclerosing-pneumocytoma-of-the-lung-a-case-report
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Vasugi Gramani Arumugam, Leena Dennis Joseph, Periyasamy Thangavel, Rajendiran Swaminathan, Ramya Rathinam Sunderaj
Pulmonary Sclerosing Pneumocytoma (PSP) is a rare tumour of the lung and is always benign. Diagnosis is made incidentally following chest X-ray or chest CT scan performed for other clinical conditions. We report a case of PSP in a seven-year-old girl who got admitted for evaluation of an anterior mediastinal mass. Clinically, thought of teratoma or other germ cell tumour the mass was excised and sent for histopathological examination. Grossly, we received a pneumonectomy specimen measuring 13x11x8 cm with a nodular firm grey white lesion in the medial aspect of lower and middle lobe measuring 7...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382700/thyroid-cysts-in-cats-a-retrospective-study-of-40-cases
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M L Miller, M E Peterson, J F Randolph, M R Broome, G D Norsworthy, M Rishniw
BACKGROUND: Thyroid cysts are rare in cats and poorly documented. OBJECTIVES: To report distinguishing clinical features and treatment responses of cats with thyroid cysts. ANIMALS: Forty client-owned cats. METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records for cats with thyroid cysts confirmed by scintigraphy, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, or necropsy at 4 referral centers between 2005 and 2016. Signalment, clinical findings, diagnostic testing, treatment, and outcome were recorded...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376853/a-large-giant-cell-tumor-of-the-larynx-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Andrew Arndt, Rachelle LeBlanc, Peter Spafford
BACKGROUND: Giant cell tumors (GCTs) are typically found in the metaphyseal-epiphyseal area of long bones but can also occur in the head and neck region. GCT of the larynx is a rare entity with only 42 reported cases in the international literature. Furthermore, to the best of our knowledge this is the largest laryngeal GCT reported in the literature to date. GCT of the larynx can present with dysphonia, dyspnea, and/or dysphagia and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a neck mass...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376799/new-association-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-4-concentrations-with-fat-distribution-in-obesity-and-exenatide-intervention-on-it
#18
Xingchun Wang, Jiaqi Chen, Liang Li, Cui Ling Zhu, Jingyang Gao, Sharvan Rampersad, Le Bu, Shen Qu
BACKGROUND: Bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP-4) has been proven to regulate white adipogensis. We aimed to demonstrate the correlation of BMP-4 with fat distribution and Exenatide treatment on it. METHODS: We enrolled 69 obese patients. Anthropometric and metabolic indexes were collected. Fat distribution was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. BPM-4 levels were assessed using enzyme-link immunosorbent assay kit. 30 obese patients were treated with Exenatide twice a day...
April 4, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374508/free-triiodothyronine-free-thyroxine-ratio-rather-than-thyrotropin-is-more-associated-with-metabolic-parameters-in-healthy-euthyroid-adult-subjects
#19
So Young Park, Se Eun Park, Sang Won Jung, Hyun Seok Jin, Ie Byung Park, Song Vogue Ahn, Sihoon Lee
OBJECTIVE: The interrelation between TSH, thyroid hormones, and metabolic parameters is complex and has not been confirmed. This study aimed to determine the association of TSH and thyroid hormones in euthyroid subjects and the relationship between thyroid function and metabolic risk factors. Furthermore, this study examined whether thyroid function has predictive power for metabolic syndrome. DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study that included subjects in a medical health check-up program at a single institution...
April 4, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372952/the-elipse-balloon-a-swallowable-gastric-balloon-for-weight-loss-not-requiring-sedation-anesthesia-or-endoscopy-a-pilot-study-with-12-month-outcomes
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Ioannis Raftopoulos, Andreas Giannakou
BACKGROUND: The Elipse Balloon is a swallowable gastric balloon for weight loss that can be deployed without the use of endoscopy or anesthesia. This study aims to report on 12-month safety and efficacy outcomes. SETTING: Private hospital, Athens, Greece. METHODS: This was a prospective, nonrandomized open trial. Twelve patients between 18 and 64 years of age with a body mass index (BMI) of 27.0 to 40.0 kg/m(2) were enrolled. The Elipse capsule is swallowed with water and its location in the stomach is confirmed by x-ray...
February 21, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
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