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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224402/assessment-of-correlation-between-early-and-late-efficacy-endpoints-to-identify-potential-surrogacy-relationships-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-literature-based-meta-analysis-of-108-phase-ii-and-phase-iii-studies
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Rui Zhu, Dan Lu, Yu-Waye Chu, Akiko Chai, Michelle Green, Nancy Zhang, Jin Yan Jin
Correlations between early and late efficacy endpoints were assessed to identify potential surrogate endpoints for overall survival (OS) or progression-free survival (PFS) with clinical trial-level data in three non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) subtypes: diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), follicular lymphoma (FL), and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). One hundred and eight phase II-III trials (129 trial arms) in DLBCL, FL, and MCL were identified and included in the database. Correlations between efficacy endpoints were analyzed using weighted linear regression and Pearson's coefficient of determination (R (2))...
February 21, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223365/the-eortc-module-for-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-thyroid-cancer-phase-iii
#2
Susanne Singer, Susan Jordan, Laura D Locati, Monica Pinto, Iwona M Tomaszewska, Claudia Araujo, Eva Hammerlid, E Vidhubala, Olga Husson, Naomi Kiyota, Christine Brannan, Dina Salem, Eva Gamper, Juan Ignacio Arraras, Georgios Ioannidis, Guy Andry, Johanna Inhestern, Vincent Gregoire, Lisa Licitra
We pilot-tested a questionnaire measuring health related quality of life (QoL) in thyroid cancer patients to be used with the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) core questionnaire EORTC QLQ-C30. A provisional questionnaire with 47 items was administered to patients treated for thyroid cancer within the last 2 years. Patients were interviewed about time and help needed to complete the questionnaire and whether they found the items understandable, confusing, or annoying. Items were kept in the questionnaire if they fulfilled pre-defined criteria: relevant to the patients, easy to understand, not confusing, few missing values, neither floor nor ceiling effects, and high variance...
February 21, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223197/bethesda-category-iii-iv-and-v-thyroid-nodules-can-nodule-size-help-predict-malignancy
#3
Colleen M Kiernan, Carmen C Solórzano
BACKGROUND: The association of tumor size with malignancy in thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology: atypia/follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS), suspicious for follicular (SFN)/Hürthle cell neoplasm (HCN), and suspicious for malignancy(SM) has not been clearly studied. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively identified 1,104, patients who underwent thyroid FNA and subsequent thyroidectomy. Patients with indeterminate cytology were reviewed. The size of the nodule was determined by ultrasound...
February 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223140/reduced-cell-viability-and-apoptosis-induction-in-human-thyroid-carcinoma-and-mesothelioma-cells-exposed-to-cidofovir
#4
Simona Catalani, Francesco Palma, Serafina Battistelli, Barbara Nuvoli, Rossella Galati, Serena Benedetti
Besides its well-recognized antiviral activity, Cidofovir (CDV) has been shown to exert anticancer properties both within in vitro and in vivo models. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of CDV on still unexplored cultured cancer cells from human mesothelioma as well as breast, colon, liver, lung, prostate, and thyroid carcinomas. Overall, a dose- and time-dependent inhibition of cell viability was observed after CDV exposure. To clarify the mechanisms underlying CDV action, apoptotic cell death was investigated in two infected cell lines [Ist-Mes1 and Ist-Mes2 mesothelioma cells (SV40+)] and in two uninfected cell lines (NCI-H2425 mesothelioma cells and FTC-133 thyroid cancer cells), which resulted the most sensitive to CDV treatment...
February 18, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222573/soccer-related-performance-in-eumenorrheic-tunisian-high-level-soccer-players-effects-of-menstrual-cycle-phase-and-moment-of-day
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Mohamed Tounsi, Hamdi Jaafar, Asma Aloui, Nizar Souissi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to examine the combined effects of menstrual cycle phase and moment of day on female soccer players' performances in the five-jump test (5JT), the repeated shuttle- sprint ability test (RSSA), and the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level 1 (YYIRT1). METHODS: Eleven eumenorrheic Tunisian high-level soccer players volunteered to participate. Each subject individually participated in three testing periods: one in the early follicular phase (menses), one in the late follicular phase, and another in the luteal phase...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222218/reduced-inflammatory-responses-of-follicular-helper-t-cell-promote-the-development-of-regulatory-b-cells-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#6
Junfang Zhan, Liyu Huang, Haiyong Ma, Huan Chen, Yuan Yang, Sheng Tan, Wendy Song, Weiguo Zhao, Xiaojiang Dai
Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective strategy in treating severe obesity and its comorbidities, such as type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, the mechanism through which bariatric surgery mediates its benefits is not completely understood. Since obesity and T2D represent yet another inflammatory disease, and follicular helper T (Tfh) cells play important roles in inflammatory disorders, we investigated whether the Tfh activity was altered after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), one of the most common bariatric surgery procedures...
February 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220476/response-of-trabecular-bone-thyroid-c-and-follicular-cells-to-synthetic-salmon-calcitonin-in-middle-aged-orchidectomized-male-rats
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Branko Filipović, Branka Šošić-Jurjević, Vladimir Ajdžanović, Jasmina Živanović, Nataša Ristić, Svetlana Trifunović, Verica Milošević
In contrast to studies in women, male osteoporosis is poorly understood and strictly related to advancing age. Among the first antiresorptive substances used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis is calcitonin (CT), a hypocalcemic hormone that potently inhibits osteoclastic bone resorption. Natural CT is produced and secreted by thyroid C-cells. The other endocrine population of thyroid cells produces thyroid hormones (TH), which also affect bone turnover. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of salmon CT on trabecular bone microarchitecture with special reference to effects on the structure and function of both CT- and TH-producing thyroid cells in orchidectomized (Orx) middle-aged rats...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219887/disruption-of-pathogenic-cellular-networks-by-il-21-blockade-leads-to-disease-amelioration-in-murine-lupus
#8
Jin-Young Choi, Abhinav Seth, Michael Kashgarian, Sonia Terrillon, Emma Fung, Lili Huang, Li Chun Wang, Joe Craft
Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) is characterized by autoantibody-mediated organ injury. Follicular Th (Tfh) cells orchestrate physiological germinal center (GC) B cell responses, whereas in lupus they promote aberrant GC responses with autoreactive memory B cell development and plasma cell-derived autoantibody production. IL-21, a Tfh cell-derived cytokine, provides instructional cues for GC B cell maturation, with disruption of IL-21 signaling representing a potential therapeutic strategy for autoantibody-driven diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218427/two-vitellogenins-in-the-loliginid-squid-uroteuthis-edulis-identification-and-specific-expression-in-ovarian-follicles
#9
Hajime Kitano, Naoki Nagano, Keishi Sakaguchi, Michiya Matsuyama
Vitellogenenesis is a physiological process common in oviparous animals. The molecular profile, modifications, and utilization of vitellogenin (VTG), a precursor of yolk protein, have been characterized in various taxa to understand oogenesis within different modes of reproduction. Hormonal regulation of VTGs has been investigated in invertebrates, such as insects and crustaceans; conversely, little is known for cephalopods. In this study, we isolated two VTG genes (ue-VTG1 and ue-VTG2) from the loliginid swordtip squid, Uroteuthis edulis, via a comprehensive survey of a transcriptome database and subsequent cDNA cloning...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218391/mapk3-1-participates-in-the-activation-of-primordial-follicles-through-mtorc1-kitl-signaling
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Yu Zhao, Yu Zhang, Jia Li, Nana Zheng, Xiaoting Xu, Jing Yang, Guoliang Xia, Meijia Zhang
The majority of ovarian primordial follicles are preserved in a dormant state to maintain the female reproductive lifespan, and only a few primordial follicles are activated to enter the growing follicle pool in each wave. Recent studies have shown that primordial follicular activation depends on mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1)-KIT ligand (KITL) signaling in pre-granulosa cells and its receptor (KIT)-phosphoinositol 3 kinase (PI3K) signaling in oocytes. However, the upstream regulator of mTORC1 signaling is unclear...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217980/reproducibility-of-atypia-of-undetermined-significance-follicular-lesion-of-undetermined-significance-category-using-the-bethesda-system-for-reporting-thyroid-cytology-when-reviewing-slides-from-different-institutions-a-study-of-interobserver-variability-among
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Vijayalakshmi Padmanabhan, Carrie B Marshall, Guliz Akdas Barkan, Mohiedean Ghofrani, Alice Laser, Idris Tolgay Ocal, Charles David Sturgis, Rhona Souers, Daniel F I Kurtycz
BACKGROUND: The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC) offers a six-tiered diagnostic scheme for thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA): Benign, Atypia of Undetermined Significance/Follicular Lesion of Undetermined Significance (AUS/FLUS), suspicious for follicular neoplasm, suspicious for malignancy, malignant, and unsatisfactory with an aim to standardize diagnostic criteria. Reported rate of AUS/FLUS category in the literature has varied from 3% to 20.5%. METHODS: The aim of this study was to assess interobserver variability among cytopathologists to assess reproducibility of the AUS/FLUS category...
February 20, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217943/fine-needle-cytology-pre-surgical-differentiation-of-parathyroid-neoplasms-is-it-reliable
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A Caleo, M Vitale, L Valvano, M Siano, B Angrisani, M Forlenza, A Massari, A Puzziello, F Salzano, P Zeppa
BACKGROUND: Fine needle cytology (FNC) of a parathyroid neoplasia (PN) is reliable, but needs to be confirmed by Parathormone (PTH) and Thyroglobulin (TG) immunoassay on needle washing or by immunocytochemistry (ICC) evaluation. The differentiation between parathyroid adenoma (PA), atypical adenoma (PAA) and carcinoma (PC) is difficult on histology or even impossible on FNC. The aim of this study was to evaluate possible cytological criteria to classify FNC-PN further. METHODS: Twenty-three FNC samples of PN and parathyroid cysts were rather then have been reviewed...
February 20, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217471/disseminate-and-recurrent-infundibulo-folliculitis-in-an-indian-patient-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Sukumaran Pradeep Nair, Mini Gomathy, Gopinathan Nanda Kumar
A 17-year-old male patient presented with multiple discrete and confluent monomorphic skin-colored pinhead-sized follicular papules, with occasional pustules distributed on the neck, upper chest, upper posterior trunk, and proximal extremities of 4 months duration. The lesions were asymptomatic, and there was no prior history of topical application or history of atopic dermatitis. Routine investigations were normal. Histopathology of the papules showed a mononuclear infiltrate at the infundibulum of the hair follicle...
January 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217315/gemcitabine-induced-cardiomyopathy-a-case-of-multiple-hit-cardiotoxicity
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Donya Mohebali, Jason Matos, James Ducksoon Chang
Gemcitabine is a commonly used antineoplastic agent used to treat a variety of cancers with rarely reported cardiac side effects. We describe a case of a 67-year-old woman with follicular lymphoma who experienced a rarely reported side effect of gemcitabine: cardiomyopathy. This case highlights a multiple hit mechanism of myocyte damage that may occur following the use of multiple cardio-toxic agents despite their administration in doses not associated with cardiotoxicity.
February 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216922/a-prospective-randomized-comparative-trial-between-open-subinguinal-and-loupe-assisted-subinguinal-varicocelectome-a-single-center-experience
#15
Hari Gopal Vyas, Vimal Bhandari, Anup Kumar, Biswajit Nanda, Harbinder Singh, Subroto Bhowmick
INTRODUCTION: In our study, we reviewed efficacy and complication rates of open subinguinal varicocelectomy (OSV) and loupe assisted subinguinal varicocelectomy (LASV) using seminal and hormonal parameters in a prospective randomized study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively studied 60 males with Grade 2 and Grade 3 varicocele. Thirty patients underwent OSV and the other 30 patients underwent LASV. Intra-operative and post-operative complications along with pre-operative and post-operative seminal, hormonal parameters and testicular volume were compared between the groups...
January 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216911/comparison-between-findings-of-saline-infusion-sonohysterography-and-office-hysteroscopy-in-patients-with-recurrent-implantation-failure
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Ahmed Reda, Ahmed Sherif Abdel Hamid, Rowaa Mostafa, Eman Refaei
AIM: This study aims to determine the accuracy of saline infusion sonohysterography (SIS) in the diagnosis of intrauterine pathologies in women with recurrent implantation failure (RIF). SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This is a prospective cross-over study which was carried out during the period between December 2013 and July 2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved sixty subfertile women with a history of RIF. All cases underwent a transvaginal ultrasonography, SIS and then an office hysteroscopy (1 day after SIS) during early follicular phase...
October 2016: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216821/innovative-modified-hair-follicle-harvesting-technique-with-reverse-rake-scalp-elevator-for-lower-occipital-donor-area-in-follicular-unit-extraction-hair-transplantation
#17
Chandrakant Rambhau Gharwade
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is one of the widely practiced minimally invasive follicular harvesting techniques employed during hair transplantation. FUE technique has an advantage of utilising lower occipital area and supra-auricular region as a safe donor area described by Unger, in addition to the standard occipital donor area used in strip method (follicular unit transplant). Despite its potential advantages such as rapid recovery, minimal scarring and reduced post-operative pain; its widespread acceptance is limited due to various factors in variable contribution like steeper learning curve and potentially higher follicular transection rates (FTRs)...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216675/extracellular-superoxide-dismutase-expression-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-modulates-cancer-cell-growth-and-migration
#18
Alessia Parascandolo, Francesca Rappa, Francesco Cappello, Jaehyup Kim, David A Cantu, Herbert Chen, Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Peiman Hematti, Maria Domenica Castellone, Marco Salvatore, Mikko O Laukkanen
Tumor stroma-secreted growth factors, cytokines, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) influence tumor development from early stages to the metastasis phase. Previous studies have demonstrated downregulation of ROS-producing extracellular superoxide dismutase (SOD3) in thyroid cancer cell lines although according to recent data, the expression of SOD3 at physiological levels stimulates normal and cancer cell proliferation. Therefore, to analyze the expression of SOD3 in tumor stroma, we characterized stromal cells from the thyroid...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216262/efis-lecture-understanding-the-ctla-4-checkpoint-in-the-maintenance-of-immune-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Lucy S K Walker
The past 20 years have heralded fascinating developments in the field of CTLA-4 biology. The CTLA-4 protein is a critical negative regulator of T cell immunity and its absence provokes severe lymphoproliferative disease. In a surprising twist, the generation of mixed bone marrow chimeric mice revealed that CTLA-4 predominantly functions in a cell-extrinsic manner, suggesting that CTLA-4 expressed on one cell can modify the behaviour of another cell. This was followed by the demonstration that CTLA-4 is highly expressed in regulatory T cells and can contribute to their suppressive activity...
February 16, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216141/encapsulated-follicular-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-noninvasive-follicular-thyroid-neoplasm-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-with-spindle-cell-metaplasia-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
Mohamed Rizwan Haroon Al Rasheed, Andres Acosta, Gabor Tarjan
Spindle cell lesions of the thyroid are rare overall, and span a wide clinical spectrum that ranges from spindle cell metaplasia (SCM(1)) to anaplastic carcinoma. Their differentiation is only seldom straightforward, and usually requires the integration of the clinical, histological and immunohistochemical data. Only a handful of publications have described cases of SCM in the thyroid and we add to that literature by reporting a unique case of encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma/noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features with SCM...
January 5, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
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