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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917218/erythema-elevatum-diutinum-in-crohn-s-disease-associated-spondyloarthritis-a-rare-vasculitis-an-unusual-association
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Maria João Gonçalves, Vasco C Romão, Luís Soares-de-Almeida, Helena Canhão, José Carlos Romeu, Heinz Kutzner, José Alberto Pereira-da-Silva
Erythema elevatum diutinum is a rare neutrophilic dermatoses with vasculitis, which presents as persistent, symmetrical, purple or brownish papules and nodules, mainly in the extensor surface of the limbs. We describe a case of erythema elevatum diutinum and polyarthritis as initial manifestations of Crohn's disease associated spondyloarthritis. A 51-year-old man, from São Tomé e Príncipe, with previous history of treated tuberculosis and chronic hepatitis B infection, was admitted due to 4 months history of polyarthritis, hyperpigmented papules on the extensor surfaces, occasional episodes of bloody mucous diarrhea and significant weight loss...
September 14, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916905/small-cholangiolocellular-carcinoma-that-was-difficult-to-distinguish-from-cholangiocellular-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Norihiro Ishii, Kenichiro Araki, Takahiro Yamanaka, Tadashi Handa, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Shinichi Aishima, Hiroyuki Kuwano, Ken Shirabe
BACKGROUND: Cholangiolocellular carcinoma (CoCC) is thought to be derived from hepatic progenitor cells. Because of its origin, CoCC has diverse clinicopathological and imaging findings. Here, we report a case of small CoCC that was difficult to diagnose preoperatively. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year-old woman was confirmed with a small liver nodule in the left lobe 2 years after a sustained virological response of hepatitis C virus. The size of the nodule was 11...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915576/hepatic-b-cell-leukemia-3-suppresses-chemically-induced-hepatocarcinogenesis-in-mice-through-altered-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Nadine Gehrke, Marcus A Wörns, Amrit Mann, Yvonne Huber, Nadine Hoevelmeyer, Thomas Longerich, Ari Waisman, Peter R Galle, Jörn M Schattenberg
The transcriptional nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB)-coactivator B cell leukemia-3 (Bcl-3) is a molecular regulator of cell death and proliferation. Bcl-3 has been shown to be widely expressed in different cancer types including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Its influence on hepatocarcinogenesis is still undetermined. To examine the role of Bcl-3 in hepatocarcinogenesis mice with hepatocyte-specific overexpression of Bcl-3 (Bcl-3(Hep)) were exposed to diethylnitrosamine (DEN) and phenobarbital (PB). Hepatic Bcl-3 overexpression attenuated DEN/PB-induced hepatocarcinogenesis...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892791/in-vitro-in-silico-and-in-vivo-antitumor-activity-of-crude-methanolic-extract-of-tetilla-dactyloidea-carter-1869-on-den-induced-hcc-in-a-rat-model
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Gowri Shankar Krishnan, Vidhya Rajagopal, Sophy Renilda Antony Joseph, Divya Sebastian, Ignacimuthu Savarimuthu, Karthick Raja Namasivayam Selvaraj, Albin Fleming Thobias
Tetilla dactyloidea (Carter, 1869) is a marine sponge classified under Demospongia and recent studies have demonstrated that active constituents of Demospongia class have exhibited several potential medical applications. However, no preliminary pharmacological studies have been reported so far. The present investigation was carried out to evaluate the zoo-chemical status, antioxidant potential and anticancer activity of Crude Methanolic Extract of Tetilla dactyloidea (CMETD). Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) was induced in the liver of male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats by treating with diethylnitrosamine (DEN)...
September 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884440/disappearance-of-multiple-hyperechoic-liver-nodules-in-sporadic-porphyria-cutanea-tarda-after-treatment-with-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-for-hepatitis-c
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Kazuhide Takata, Satoshi Shakado, Keiko Sakamoto, Hiromi Fukuda, Ryo Yamauchi, Sho Fukuda, Hideo Kunimoto, Kaoru Umeda, Takashi Tanaka, Keiji Yokoyama, Daisuke Morihara, Yasuaki Takeyama, Makoto Irie, Shotaro Sakisaka
Ultrasonography in a 60-year-old man with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) demonstrated multiple hyperechoic nodules. Radiological investigations did not reveal any signs of malignancy. However, magnetic resonance chemical shift imaging showed multiple focal fatty changes in the liver. Urinary levels of uroporphyrin and coproporphyrin were elevated, and we made a diagnosis of porphyria cutanea tarda. Direct-acting antivirals, ledipasvir/sofosbuvir, were initiated for CHC, which led to sustained viral response, resolution of the liver nodules, and normalization of urinary porphyrin...
September 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881643/critical-analysis-of-the-major-and-ancillary-imaging-features-of-li-rads-on-127-proven-hccs-evaluated-with-functional-and-morphological-mri-lights-and-shadows
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Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Antonio Avallone, Francesco Filice, Fabiana Tatangelo, Mauro Piccirillo, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
PURPOSE: To report a critical analysis of major and ancillary MR imaging features in assessment of HCC. METHODS: Retrospectively we evaluated 70 cirrhotic patients with 173 nodules, which were subjected to MR study at 0 time (MR0), after 3 (MR3) and 6 months (MR6) using two different contrast media. EOB-GD-DTPA was injected at MR0 and MR6, while Gd-BT-DO3A at MR3. Three expert hepatic radiologists reviewed all images, recording, according to LI-RADS, the size, the presence and quality of arterial-phase hyperenhancement, washout and capsule appearance, threshold growth...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878857/unusual-soft-tissue-uptake-of-f-18-sodium-fluoride-in-three-patients-undergoing-f-18-naf-pet-ct-bone-scans-for-prostate-cancer
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Andrew S Hawkins, Brandon A Howard
Three males aged 71 to 80 years with known stage IV metastatic prostate cancer underwent F-18 sodium fluoride (NaF) PET/CT to assess osseous metastatic disease burden and stability. In addition to F-18 NaF avid known osseous metastases, each patient also exhibited increased F-18 NaF activity in soft tissues. The first patient exhibited multiple F-18 NaF avid enlarged retroperitoneal and pelvic lymph nodes on consecutive PET/CT scans. The second patient demonstrated an F-18 NaF avid thyroid nodule on consecutive PET/CT scans...
September 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875334/preoperative-prognostic-factors-after-liver-resection-for-non-colorectal-non-neuroendocrine-liver-metastases-and-validation-of-the-adam-score-in-an-asian-population
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Dayna P Y Sim, Brian K P Goh, Ser-Yee Lee, Chung-Yip Chan, Iain B H Tan, Peng-Chung Cheow, Premaraj Jeyaraj, Pierce K H Chow, London L P J Ooi, Alexander Y F Chung
BACKGROUND: Historically, the benefit of liver resection for non-colorectal, non-neuroendocrine (NCNN) liver metastases has been controversial. This study aims to determine the preoperative prognostic factors of liver resection for NCNN liver metastases and validate the Adam score in an Asian population. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent liver resection for NCNN liver metastases were identified retrospectively from a prospective liver resection database of the single institution between 2001 and 2014...
September 5, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874904/extrahepatic-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-arising-from-a-hepatic-adenoma-without-concurrent-intrahepatic-recurrence
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N Poddar, R Ramlal, S Ravulapati, S M Devlin, S Gadani, C I Vidal, D Cao, A S Befeler, J Lai
Hepatocellular carcinoma (hcc) arising from a hepatic adenoma is a rare phenomenon accounting for fewer than 5% of hcc cases; it seldom recurs after resection of the primary tumour. We report a case of extrahepatic metastasis of hcc arising from a hepatic adenoma that presented as a solitary sternal metastasis without any evidence of intrahepatic recurrence. Our patient was initially treated with radiation therapy and bland embolization, without response. Subsequently, the patient developed progressive disease while taking sorafenib...
August 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869588/activation-of-pluripotent-genes-in-hepatic-progenitor-cells-in-the-transition-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-to-pre-malignant-lesions
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Gang Xu, Juan Ye, Xue-Jing Liu, Ning-Ping Zhang, Yi-Ming Zhao, Jia Fan, Xiu-Ping Liu, Jian Wu
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is considered as a precancerous condition. However, hepatic carcinogenesis from NASH is poorly understood. This study aims to investigate the activation of pluripotent genes (c-Myc, Oct-4, KLF-4, and Nanog) and morphogenic gene (Gli-1) in hepatic progenitor cells from patient specimens and in an animal model to determine the possibility of normal stem/progenitor cells becoming the origin of NASH-HCC. In this study, expression of pluripotent and morphogenic genes in human NASH-HCC tissues was significantly upregulated compared to adjacent non-tumor liver tissues...
September 4, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864936/a-case-of-cutaneous-mycosis-caused-by-scedosporium-dehoogii-on-an-immunocompromised-patient
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Yuichi Sakata, Fumiaki Taga, Tsuyoshi Ushigami, Kiminobu Takeda, Kazushi Anzawa, Akiko Nishibu, Takashi Mochizuki
This report describes a 77-year-old man with cutaneous mycosis caused by Scedosporium dehoogii while taking oral betamethasone and tacrolimus for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. At examination in our clinic, the patient had multiple cystic lesions and nodules with slight tenderness, varying in size up to 4 cm, on his left knee and shin. He had not noticed any traumatic injury at the site of the lesions. Fungal cultures of samples taken from the abscesses, scales, and crusts of the lesions yielded white, later grayish brown, fluffy surfaced colonies...
September 1, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863782/effectiveness-of-pivka-ii-in-the-detection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-based-on-real-world-clinical-data
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Rentao Yu, Zhaoxia Tan, Xiaomei Xiang, Yunjie Dan, Guohong Deng
BACKGROUND: Protein Induced by Vitamin K Absence or Antagonist-II (PIVKA-II) is an efficient biomarker specific for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Some researchers have proved that levels of PIVKA-II reflect HCC oncogenesis and progression. However, the effectiveness of PIVKA-II based on real-world clnical data has barely been studied. METHODS: A total of 14,861 samples were tested in Southwest Hospital in over 2 years' time. Among them, 4073 samples were PIVKA-II positive...
September 1, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859030/treatment-of-refractory-infantile-hemangiomas-and-pulmonary-hypertension-with-sirolimus-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Kelley K Hutchins, Robert D Ross, Daisuke Kobayashi, Alissa Martin, Madhvi Rajpurkar
Infantile hemangioma is a benign vascular neoplasm that spontaneously involutes over time. Management, when needed, consists of medications, laser treatment and surgical excision. We describe a 3-year-old girl who presented shortly after birth with diffuse cutaneous hemangiomas, hepatosplenomegaly with liver lesions, anemia, and acute heart failure. She was diagnosed with hepatic and cutaneous infantile hemangioma based on skin biopsy. She developed progressive pulmonary hypertension with numerous pulmonary nodules suspicious for pulmonary arteriovenous malformations...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857208/temporal-trends-clinical-patterns-and-outcomes-of-nafld-related-hcc-in-patients-undergoing-liver-resection-over-a-20-year-period
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R Pais, L Fartoux, C Goumard, O Scatton, D Wendum, O Rosmorduc, V Ratziu
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an increasing cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) worldwide. NAFLD-HCC often occurs in noncirrhotic liver raising important surveillance issues. AIM: To determine the temporal trends for prevalence, clinical characteristics and outcomes of NAFLD-HCC in patients undergoing liver resection. METHODS: Consecutive patients with histologically confirmed HCC who underwent liver resection over a 20-year period (1995-2014)...
August 31, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851321/rare-triad-of-periampullary-carcinoid-duodenal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-and-plexiform-neurofibroma-at-hepatic-hilum-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-a-case-report
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Nihed Abdessayed, Rahul Gupta, Sarra Mestiri, Ahlem Bdioui, Mounir Trimech, Moncef Mokni
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a relatively common inherited disorder. Patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 are at high risk of developing neurogenic, neuroendocrine and mesenchymal intra-abdominal tumors. Although coexistence of multiple tumors of different types is frequent in neurofibromatosis type 1, simultaneous occurrence of abdominal tumors of three types in very rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old lady with neurofibromatosis type 1 presented with painless progressive jaundice for six months...
August 29, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835083/-ct-and-mri-findings-of-primary-hepatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasm
#16
J K Li, M Wang, J Yuan, Z G Song
Objective: To study imaging features of primary hepatic neuroendocrine neoplasm (PHNEN) with CT and MRI. Methods: CT/MRI findings of ten patients with pathologically confirmed PHNEN were retrospectively analyzed. The result was compared with pathologic features classified by the 2010 WHO classification of gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor which was also compared with the conventional method. Results: Six cases of neuroendocrine tumor (NET), all of which were classified as grade 2 (G2), consisted of 5 cases of carcinoid and 1 case of atypical carcinoid...
August 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819912/a-case-of-q-fever-with-erythema-nodosum
#17
E Meriglier, L Asquier, F Roblot, P Roblot, C Landron
BACKGROUND: Acute Q fever is asymptomatic in 60% of the patients, while the reminder may present with fever, pneumoniae, and hepatitis. Skin manifestations are uncommon including transient punctiform rashes, purpuric, or maculopapular eruptions. Erythema nodosum have seldom been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old female presented with fever for 1 month and skin lesions consists of erythematous painful nodule of the legs. Serological testing for Coxiella burnetii was positive...
August 17, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808285/differentiating-peripheral-cholangiocarcinoma-in-stages-t1n0m0-and-t2n0m0-from-hepatic-hypovascular-nodules-using-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri
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Shihong Li, Haizhen Qian, Yu Peng, Huihui Jia, Guangwu Lin
Because cholangiocarcinoma shows no specific clinical signs or symptoms and presents with non-specific biological and tumor markers in the early stages, MRI findings often lack typical features before this lesion becomes symptomatic and might be mistaken for other liver lesions. An evaluation of relevant radiological findings in nodular cholangiocarcinoma (≤3 cm) in stages T1N0M0 and T2N0M0 is urgently needed. In our study, we compared two groups of liver hypovascular nodules and found that a distinct margin and enhanced area/nodule size >2/3 in the delayed phase were more frequently observed in cholangiocarcinoma cases than in metastatic nodule cases in which markedly high signal intensity on T2WI was common (p < 0...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806241/fdg-pet-ct-in-primary-splenic-angiosarcoma-with-diffuse-involvement-of-the-spleen
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Qian Zhao, Aisheng Dong, Yang Wang, Tianlin He, Changjing Zuo
Primary splenic angiosarcoma is rare. A 44-year-old man presented with abdominal distension and malaise for 7 months. Laboratory tests showed anemia. Abdominal ultrasound showed enlargement of the spleen with multiple hypoechoic nodules. These nodules showed progressive enhancement on dynamic enhanced CT. Lymphoma was suspected. FDG PET/CT showed increased nonuniform FDG uptake with SUVmax of 11.6 of the entire spleen. Laparoscopic splenectomy was performed. The pathologic findings were consisted with angiosarcoma with replacement of the spleen...
October 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792511/aldehyde-dehydrogenase-1-aldh1-isoform-expression-and-potential-clinical-implications-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Cheng-Kun Yang, Xiang-Kun Wang, Xi-Wen Liao, Chuang-Ye Han, Ting-Dong Yu, Wei Qin, Guang-Zhi Zhu, Hao Su, Long Yu, Xiao-Guang Liu, Si-Cong Lu, Zhi-Wei Chen, Zhen Liu, Ke-Tuan Huang, Zheng-Tao Liu, Yu Liang, Jian-Lu Huang, Kai-Yin Xiao, Min-Hao Peng, Cheryl Ann Winkle, Stephen J O'Brien, Tao Peng
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most prevalent and life-threatening malignancies worldwide. There are few diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers and druggable targets for HCC. Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1) is a marker of stem cells in a variety of cancers, but the mRNA levels and prognostic value of ALDH1 isoforms in HCC patients remain unknown. In the present study, gene ontology annotation of the ALDH1 family was performed using the Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery (DAVID), and the gene pathway analsis was performed using GeneMANIA software...
2017: PloS One
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