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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790179/merkel-cell-carcinoma-clinical-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-in-351-patients
#1
Linde M van Veenendaal, Alexander C J van Akkooi, Cees Verhoef, Dirk Jan Grünhagen, W Martin C Klop, Gerlof D Valk, Margot E T Tesselaar
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin. AIM: To describe clinical outcome and prognostic factors of MCC patients in two expert-centers. METHOD: Patients with histologically confirmed MCC in 1990-2014 were included. Data on patient, tumor characteristics and treatment were retrospectively collected. RESULTS: A total of 351 Patients were evaluated, 153 (44%) males, median age 74 years (range 28-94)...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788319/participatory-design-in-gerontechnology-a-systematic-literature-review
#2
Sebastian Merkel, Alexander Kucharski
Purpose of the Study: Participatory design (PD) is widely used within gerontechnology but there is no common understanding about which methods are used for what purposes. This review aims to examine what different forms of PD exist in the field of gerontechnology and how these can be categorized. Design and Methods: We conducted a systematic literature review covering several databases. The search strategy was based on 3 elements: (1) participatory methods and approaches with (2) older persons aiming at developing (3) technology for older people...
May 19, 2018: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787887/human-pegivirus-persistence-in-the-human-blood-virome-after-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#3
Diem-Lan Vu, Samuel Cordey, Federico Simonetta, Francisco Brito, Mylène Docquier, Lara Turin, Christian van Delden, Elsa Boely, Carole Dantin, Amandine Pradier, Eddy Roosnek, Yves Chalandon, Evgeny M Zdobnov, Stavroula Masouridi-Levrat, Laurent Kaiser
OBJECTIVES: As commensal viruses are defined by the immunological tolerance afforded to them, any immunomodulation, such as is received during haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, may shift the demarcation between innocuous viral resident and disease-causing pathogen. METHODS: We analysed by deep-sequencing the plasma virome of 40 allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) patients 1 month post-transplantation. As human pegivirus (HPgV) was highly prevalent, we performed a one-year screening of 122 plasma samples by specific rRT-PCR assay...
May 19, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785739/in-vitro-formation-of-the-merkel-cell-neurite-complex-in-embryonic-mouse-whiskers-using-organotypic-co-cultures
#4
Kentaro Ishida, Tetsuichiro Saito, Toshiyuki Mitsui
A Merkel cell-neurite complex is a touch receptor composed of specialized epithelial cells named Merkel cells and peripheral sensory nerves in the skin. Merkel cells are found in touch-sensitive skin components including whisker follicles. The nerve fibers that innervate Merkel cells of a whisker follicle extend from the maxillary branch of the trigeminal ganglion. Whiskers as a sensory organ attribute to the complicated architecture of the Merkel cell-neurite complex, and therefore it is intriguing how the structure is formed...
May 22, 2018: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785334/radiotherapy-for-inoperable-merkel-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis
#5
Parth Patel, Chirag Modi, Beth McLellan, Nitin Ohri
Background: Cumulative data on radiation monotherapy for Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is lacking. Objective: We sought to synthesize all available data on treatment outcomes for radiation monotherapy for inoperable stage I-III MCC. Methods: We performed a systematic review of the current literature. Articles published in English in the PubMed database up to July 29, 2016, were evaluated. Results: Eight case reports, 4 case series, and 6 retrospective studies, yielding 68 patients, were included in our analysis...
April 2018: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785028/the-reference-epigenome-and-regulatory-chromatin-landscape-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#6
Renée Beekman, Vicente Chapaprieta, Núria Russiñol, Roser Vilarrasa-Blasi, Núria Verdaguer-Dot, Joost H A Martens, Martí Duran-Ferrer, Marta Kulis, François Serra, Biola M Javierre, Steven W Wingett, Guillem Clot, Ana C Queirós, Giancarlo Castellano, Julie Blanc, Marta Gut, Angelika Merkel, Simon Heath, Anna Vlasova, Sebastian Ullrich, Emilio Palumbo, Anna Enjuanes, David Martín-García, Sílvia Beà, Magda Pinyol, Marta Aymerich, Romina Royo, Montserrat Puiggros, David Torrents, Avik Datta, Ernesto Lowy, Myrto Kostadima, Maša Roller, Laura Clarke, Paul Flicek, Xabier Agirre, Felipe Prosper, Tycho Baumann, Julio Delgado, Armando López-Guillermo, Peter Fraser, Marie-Laure Yaspo, Roderic Guigó, Reiner Siebert, Marc A Martí-Renom, Xose S Puente, Carlos López-Otín, Ivo Gut, Hendrik G Stunnenberg, Elias Campo, Jose I Martin-Subero
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a frequent hematological neoplasm in which underlying epigenetic alterations are only partially understood. Here, we analyze the reference epigenome of seven primary CLLs and the regulatory chromatin landscape of 107 primary cases in the context of normal B cell differentiation. We identify that the CLL chromatin landscape is largely influenced by distinct dynamics during normal B cell maturation. Beyond this, we define extensive catalogues of regulatory elements de novo reprogrammed in CLL as a whole and in its major clinico-biological subtypes classified by IGHV somatic hypermutation levels...
May 21, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784980/global-mismatch-of-policy-and-research-on-drivers-of-biodiversity-loss
#7
Tessa Mazor, Christopher Doropoulos, Florian Schwarzmueller, Daniel W Gladish, Nagalingam Kumaran, Katharina Merkel, Moreno Di Marco, Vesna Gagic
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for urgent actions to reduce global biodiversity loss. Here, we synthesize >44,000 articles published in the past decade to assess the research focus on global drivers of loss. Relative research efforts on different drivers are not well aligned with their assessed impact, and multiple driver interactions are hardly considered. Research on drivers of biodiversity loss needs urgent realignment to match predicted severity and inform policy goals...
May 21, 2018: Nature Ecology & Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781801/methanonatronarchaeum-thermophilum-gen-nov-sp-nov-and-candidatus-methanohalarchaeum-thermophilum-extremely-halo-natrono-philic-methyl-reducing-methanogens-from-hypersaline-lakes-comprising-a-new-euryarchaeal-class-methanonatronarchaeia-classis-nov
#8
Dimitry Y Sorokin, Alexander Y Merkel, Ben Abbas, Kira S Makarova, W Irene C Rijpstra, M Koenen, Jaap S Sinninghe Damsté, Erwin A Galinski, Eugene V Koonin, Mark C M van Loosdrecht
Methanogenic enrichments from hypersaline lakes at moderate thermophilic conditions have resulted in the cultivation of an unknown deep lineage of euryarchaeota related to the class Halobacteria. Eleven soda lake isolates and three salt lake enrichment cultures were methyl-reducing methanogens that utilize C1 methylated compounds as electron acceptors and H2 or formate as electron donors, but they were unable to grow on either substrates alone or to form methane from acetate. They are extreme halophiles, growing optimally at 4 M total Na+ and the first representatives of methanogens employing the 'salt-in' osmoprotective mechanism...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780576/merkel-cell-carcinoma-extended-lymphadenectomy-and-reconstruction-with-biosynthetic-prosthesis
#9
Enrico Coppola Bottazzi, Adele Noviello, Nicola Moles, Antonio Miro, Augusto Striano, Mario Baiamonte, Francesco Esposito, Francesco Crafa
Introduction: Merkel cell carcinomas (MCC) is an aggressive neuroendocrine carcinoma originating from the Merkel cell in the dermo-epidermal junction. Only 10% of MCC occur on the skin of the trunk. Case report: We report a case of Merkel's abdominal carcinomas treated with extensive inguinal lymphadenectomy and reconstruction of the abdominal wall and inguinal canal using prosthesis GORE® BIO-A® . Discussion: Immunohistochemical analysis by tumor-specific markers is crucial for diagnosis and permits differentiation from other tumors of the skin...
May 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779219/immunohistochemical-and-molecular-analysis-of-spitzoid-neoplasms-with-pulverocyte-subclones
#10
S M Amin, A M Haugh, J A Bubley, A E Verzì, E A Merkel, C Y Lee, V L Quan, E M Garfield, L M Sholl, B Zhang, P Gerami
BACKGROUND: Clonal naevi are characterized by a focal proliferation of pigmented melanocytes in an otherwise banal naevus. These subclones are often composed of aggregates of larger, epithelioid melanocytes with nuclear atypia and dusty-grey cytoplasmic pigmentation, which are referred to as 'pulverocytes', and this finding may lead to a misdiagnosis of malignant melanoma (MM). AIM: To characterize the significance of subclones of dusty-grey pigmented epithelioid melanocytes within spitzoid neoplasms...
May 20, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777657/mcv-mir-m1-targets-the-host-cell-immune-response-resulting-in-the-attenuation-of-neutrophil-chemotaxis
#11
P Akhbari, D Tobin, K Poterlowicz, W Roberts, J R Boyne
Virus-encoded miRNAs are emerging as key regulators of persistent infection and host-cell immune evasion. Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV), the predominant aetiological agent of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), encodes a single miRNA, MCV-miR-M1, which targets the oncogenic MCPyV large T antigen (LT). MCV-miR-M1 has previously been shown to play an important role in establishment of long-term infection, however, the underlying mechanism is not fully understood. A key unanswered question is whether, in addition to auto-regulating LT, MCV-miR-M1 also targets cellular transcripts to orchestrate an environment conducive for persistent infection...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773758/absorbable-sutures-in-general-surgery-review-available-materials-and-optimum-choices
#12
Marcin Gierek, Katarzyna Kuśnierz, Paweł Lampe, Gabriela Ochała, Józef Kurek, Bartłomiej Hekner, Katarzyna Merkel, Jakub Majewski
Sutures are the most versatile materials used in surgery. Despite recent technological advances and availability of novel materials such as tissue cements, it appears that surgical sutures will continue to be used for many years to come. The objective of this study was to provide an overview of the most common absorbable sutures used in general surgery. The appropriate suture choice for a particular procedure is of key importance for the success of that procedure.
April 30, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763480/spontaneous-regression-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#13
Sean Branch, Kenneth Maloney, Stephen M Purcell
A 96-year-old woman presented with a rapidly enlarging lesion overlying the suprasternal notch. The lesion originated as a small, erythematous, scaly macule that rapidly increased in size over 8 weeks and became an ulcerated nodule measuring 5 cm in diameter and 4.5 cm in thickness. A 4-mm punch biopsy showed a poorly differentiated tumor with cells that were positive for CAM 5.2 and cytokeratin 20 in a dotlike paranuclear pattern and negative for cytokeratin 5/6, human melanoma black 45, and leukocyte common antigen...
April 2018: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760283/correction-for-liu-et-al-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-infection-of-animal-dermal-fibroblasts
#14
Wei Liu, Nathan A Krump, Margo MacDonald, Jianxin You
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June 1, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754777/international-validation-of-the-consensus-immunoscore-for-the-classification-of-colon-cancer-a-prognostic-and-accuracy-study
#15
Franck Pagès, Bernhard Mlecnik, Florence Marliot, Gabriela Bindea, Fang-Shu Ou, Carlo Bifulco, Alessandro Lugli, Inti Zlobec, Tilman T Rau, Martin D Berger, Iris D Nagtegaal, Elisa Vink-Börger, Arndt Hartmann, Carol Geppert, Julie Kolwelter, Susanne Merkel, Robert Grützmann, Marc Van den Eynde, Anne Jouret-Mourin, Alex Kartheuser, Daniel Léonard, Christophe Remue, Julia Y Wang, P Bavi, Michael H A Roehrl, Pamela S Ohashi, Linh T Nguyen, SeongJun Han, Heather L MacGregor, Sara Hafezi-Bakhtiari, Bradly G Wouters, Giuseppe V Masucci, Emilia K Andersson, Eva Zavadova, Michal Vocka, Jan Spacek, Lubos Petruzelka, Bohuslav Konopasek, Pavel Dundr, Helena Skalova, Kristyna Nemejcova, Gerardo Botti, Fabiana Tatangelo, Paolo Delrio, Gennaro Ciliberto, Michele Maio, Luigi Laghi, Fabio Grizzi, Tessa Fredriksen, Bénédicte Buttard, Mihaela Angelova, Angela Vasaturo, Pauline Maby, Sarah E Church, Helen K Angell, Lucie Lafontaine, Daniela Bruni, Carine El Sissy, Nacilla Haicheur, Amos Kirilovsky, Anne Berger, Christine Lagorce, Jeffrey P Meyers, Christopher Paustian, Zipei Feng, Carmen Ballesteros-Merino, Jeroen Dijkstra, Carlijn van de Water, Shannon van Lent-van Vliet, Nikki Knijn, Ana-Maria Mușină, Dragos-Viorel Scripcariu, Boryana Popivanova, Mingli Xu, Tomonobu Fujita, Shoichi Hazama, Nobuaki Suzuki, Hiroaki Nagano, Kiyotaka Okuno, Toshihiko Torigoe, Noriyuki Sato, Tomohisa Furuhata, Ichiro Takemasa, Kyogo Itoh, Prabhu S Patel, Hemangini H Vora, Birva Shah, Jayendrakumar B Patel, Kruti N Rajvik, Shashank J Pandya, Shilin N Shukla, Yili Wang, Guanjun Zhang, Yutaka Kawakami, Francesco M Marincola, Paolo A Ascierto, Daniel J Sargent, Bernard A Fox, Jérôme Galon
BACKGROUND: The estimation of risk of recurrence for patients with colon carcinoma must be improved. A robust immune score quantification is needed to introduce immune parameters into cancer classification. The aim of the study was to assess the prognostic value of total tumour-infiltrating T-cell counts and cytotoxic tumour-infiltrating T-cells counts with the consensus Immunoscore assay in patients with stage I-III colon cancer. METHODS: An international consortium of 14 centres in 13 countries, led by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, assessed the Immunoscore assay in patients with TNM stage I-III colon cancer...
May 10, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753718/early-tgf-%C3%AE-inhibition-in-mice-reduces-the-incidence-of-breast-cancer-induced-bone-disease-in-a-myeloid-dependent-manner
#16
Denise Buenrostro, Kristin A Kwakwa, Nicole E Putnam, Alyssa R Merkel, Joshua R Johnson, James E Cassat, Julie A Sterling
The tumor-cell microenvironment is recognized as a dynamic place where critical cell interactions occur and play an important role in altering tumorigenesis. While many studies have investigated the effects of cellular cross-talk within distinct tumor microenvironments, these interactions have yet to be fully examined in bone. It is well-established that many common cancers metastasize to bone, resulting in the development of tumor-induced bone disease (TIBD), a multi-facetted illness that is driven by complex cell interactions within the bone marrow...
May 10, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744860/oncological-outcome-after-mri-based-selection-for-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-the-ocum-rectal-cancer-trial
#17
R Ruppert, T Junginger, H Ptok, J Strassburg, C A Maurer, P Brosi, J Sauer, J Baral, M Kreis, D Wollschlaeger, P Hermanek, S Merkel
BACKGROUND: It is not clear whether all patients with rectal cancer need chemoradiotherapy. A restrictive use of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) based on MRI findings for rectal cancer was investigated in this study. METHODS: This prospective multicentre observational study included patients with stage cT2-4 rectal cancer, with any cN and cM0 status. Carcinomas in the middle and lower third that were 1 mm or less from the mesorectal fascia, all cT4 tumours, and all cT3 tumours of the lower third were classified as high risk, and these patients received nCRT followed by total mesorectal excision (TME)...
May 9, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744662/co-expression-of-ngf-and-pd-l1-on-tumor-associated-immune-cells-in-the-microenvironment-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#18
Ulrike Wehkamp, Sophie Stern, Sandra Krüger, Michael Weichenthal, Axel Hauschild, Christoph Röcken, Friederike Egberts
PURPOSE: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a malignant neuroendocrine skin tumor with known viral association. The microenvironment and its interaction with the tumor via the programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) pathway are crucial for response to anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1 treatments. However, not all patients respond, which is suggestive of additional mechanisms for tumor growth and/or persistence. We previously detected tropomyosin receptor kinase A (TrkA) expression on MCC tumor cells and, therefore, gained interest in the expression of its ligand nerve growth factor (NGF)...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742518/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-neuroendocrine-neoplasia
#19
Matthias M Weber, Christian Fottner
BACKGROUND: Well-differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) are usually controlled by antiproliferative, local ablative and/or radionuclide therapies, whereas poorly differentiated NENs generally require cytotoxic chemotherapy. However, treatment options for patients with advanced/metastatic high-grade NENs remain limited. METHOD: Review of the literature and international congress abstracts on the efficacy and safety of immunotherapy by checkpoint inhibition in advanced/metastatic NENs...
2018: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731938/treatment-of-a-patient-with-merkel-cell-skin-carcinoma-using-radiation-therapy-a-case-report
#20
Andrej Petrov, Slavica Kraleva, Katerina Kubelka-Sabit, Deva Petrova
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, very aggressive tumour. The pathogenesis remains unclear, but UV radiation, immunosuppression, and the presence of Merkel cell polyomavirus in the tumour genome appear to have a key role. Merkel cell carcinoma is a highly aggressive tumour that often has a lethal end. CAS REPORT: A patient at 93 years of age comes for an examination by a dermatologist due to a rapidly growing nodular tumour growth in the forehead area...
April 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
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