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Sander de Haas, Chahinda Ghossein-Doha, Lauren Geerts, Sander Mj van Kuijk, Joris van Drongelen, Marc Ea Spaanderman
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analyses was to comprehensively describe the normotensive pattern of cardiac remodelling during human singleton pregnancies and compared to that during hypertensive complicated pregnancies. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of the current literature on cardiac remodelling during normotensive and complicated pregnancies. Literature was retrieved from PubMed (NCBI) and Embase (Ovid) databases. Included studies needed to report a reference measurement (matched non-pregnant control group, pre-pregnancy, or post-partum) and measurements during a predetermined gestational interval...
January 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
C Ghossein-Doha, A Khalil, C C Lees
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bin Xu, R Michael Tuttle, Mona Sabra, Ian Ganly, Ronald Ghossein
BACKGROUND: Distant metastases (DM) are a rare occurrence in well differentiatedwell-differentiated thyroid carcinoma. The aim of our study was to analyze the clinical, pathologic, and molecular features of primary thyroid carcinoma with low risk histology that develop DM. METHODS: Detailed clinico-pathologic review and targeted next generation sequencing were performed on a cohort of well-differentiatedwell-differentiated thyroid carcinoma lacking gross extrathyroidal extension, extensive vascular invasion or significant lymph node metastases but exhibiting distant metastases...
January 3, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Sander de Haas, Chahinda Ghossein-Doha, Sander Mj van Kuijk, Joris van Drongelen, Marc Ea Spaanderman
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analyses was to comprehensively describe the physiological pattern of gestational plasma volume adjustments during human singleton pregnancies and compare this to the pattern of pregnancies complicated by pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia or fetal growth restriction. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of the current literature on plasma volume adjustments during physiological and complicated pregnancies...
November 11, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
C Ghossein-Doha, J van Neer, B Wissink, N M Breetveld, L J de Windt, A P J van Dijk, M J van der Vlugt, M C H Janssen, W M Heidema, R R Scholten, M E A Spaanderman
OBJECTIVES: Pre-eclampsia (PE) is associated with both postpartum structural asymptomatic heart disease (i.e. heart failure Stage B (HF-B)) and conventional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. We aimed to evaluate the extent to which PE, adjusted for conventional CV risk factors, is associated independently with asymptomatic cardiac abnormalities postpartum. METHODS: In this cross-sectional cohort study, 107 formerly pre-eclamptic women and 41 women with uneventful previous pregnancy (controls) were invited for CV risk assessment 4-10 years postpartum...
January 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Giovanni Tallini, R Michael Tuttle, Ronald A Ghossein
CONTEXT: The purpose of this review is to provide the historical context to recent developments in the classification of the follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC), an entity that has long created significant controversy. The scope is to illustrate the evolution of the diagnostic criteria for papillary thyroid carcinoma, clarifying the role of molecular analysis, and the impact on patient management. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A PubMed search using the terms "follicular variant" and "papillary thyroid carcinoma" covering the years 1960-2016 was performed...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Rohit Ranganath, Manish A Shaha, Bin Xu, Jocelyn Migliacci, Ronald Ghossein, Ashok R Shaha
BACKGROUND: de Quervain's thyroiditis is an inflammatory condition of the thyroid mostly treated medically, rarely requiring surgical treatment. We intend to review the surgical experience with de Quervain's thyroiditis at a tertiary cancer center over a period of 22years. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records from 1992 to 2014 at a tertiary cancer center was performed and all patients with a histopathological diagnosis of de Quervain's thyroiditis were included...
November 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
N K Taunk, A Laughney, R Ghossein, N Lee, C Chung, S F Bakhoum
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Carmen A H Severens-Rijvers, Salwan Al-Nasiry, Chahinda Ghossein-Doha, Sara Marzano, Hugo Ten Cate, Bjorn Winkens, Marc A E Spaanderman, Louis L H Peeters
BACKGROUND/AIM: Placental syndromes (PS) are characterized by endothelial dysfunction complicating placental dysfunction. Possible markers for endothelial dysfunction and amount of trophoblast are fibronectin and plasminogen activator inhibitor-2 (PAI-2), respectively. We aimed (1) to determine whether in women with recurrent PS (rPS), this complication is preceded by deviating fibronectin- and PAI-2-levels, and (2) whether this is dependent on pre-pregnant plasma volume (PV). METHODS: In 36 former patients, we determined fibronectin- and PAI-2-levels in blood-samples collected preconceptionally and at 12-16 weeks in their next pregnancy...
September 20, 2016: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
Neil M Iyengar, Ronald A Ghossein, Luc G Morris, Xi K Zhou, Amit Kochhar, Patrick G Morris, David G Pfister, Snehal G Patel, Jay O Boyle, Clifford A Hudis, Andrew J Dannenberg
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with increased adipose tissue in the tongue. Chronic white adipose tissue (WAT) inflammation commonly occurs in the obese. We investigated whether WAT inflammation in the tongue impacts survival in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral tongue. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, patients with T1 and T2 SCC of the oral tongue who underwent curative-intent resection were included. Tongue WAT inflammation was defined by the presence of dead or dying adipocytes surrounded by macrophages forming crown-like structures...
December 15, 2016: Cancer
Xue Xiao, Cybele Ghossein, Agustín Tortajada, Yuzhou Zhang, Nicole Meyer, Michael Jones, Nicolo Ghiringhelli Borsa, Carla M Nester, Christie P Thomas, Santiago Rodríquez de Córdoba, Richard J H Smith
C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) is an ultra-rare complement-mediated renal disease characterized histologically by the predominance of C3 deposition within in the glomerulus. Familial cases of C3G are extremely uncommon and offer unique insight into the genetic drivers of complement dysregulation. In this report, we describe a patient who presented with C3G. Because a relative carried the same diagnosis, we sought an underlying genetic commonality to explain the phenotype. As part of a comprehension genetic screen, we completed multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification across the complement factor H related region and identified amplification alterations consistent with a genomic rearrangement...
September 2016: Molecular Immunology
Bin Xu, Amandeep Aneja, Ronald Ghossein, Nora Katabi
Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) shows histologic diversity with fascicular and targetoid features while cribriform adenocarcinoma of salivary gland (CASG) demonstrates predominant cribriform and solid patterns with glomeruloid appearance and optical clear nuclei. The current study is designed to identify pathologic features that may predict clinical outcome in 69 PLGA/CASG. Seven patients had recurrences or distant metastasis, including 3 local recurrences, 2 nodal metastases, and 2 distant metastases...
November 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
N M Breetveld, C Ghossein-Doha, S M J van Kuijk, A P van Dijk, M J van der Vlugt, W M Heidema, J van Neer, V van Empel, H-P Brunner-La Rocca, R R Scholten, M E A Spaanderman
OBJECTIVES: After pre-eclampsia (PE), the prevalence of structural heart disease without symptoms, i.e. heart failure Stage B (HF-B), may be as high as one in four women in the first year postpartum. We hypothesize that a significant number of formerly pre-eclamptic women with HF-B postpartum are still in their resolving period and will not have HF-B during follow-up. METHODS: In this prospective longitudinal cohort study, we included 69 formerly pre-eclamptic women who underwent serial echocardiographic measurements at 1 and 4 years postpartum...
January 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Chahinda Ghossein-Doha, Louis Peeters, Marc M E Spaanderman
AIMS: To study the relationship between volume and pressure load on the one hand and relative wall thickness (RWT) on the other hand in former preeclamptic women. METHODS: In 654 former PE women, blood pressure (BP) and PV (iodine 125 albumin indicator dilution technique) where measured. PV was indexed for body surface area (BSA). Echocardiography was performed to calculate RWT. The study population was divided in 4 subgroups consisting of women with either normal- or high-systolic BP (sysBP) (<140 versus ≥140mmHg, respectively) and normal- or low-PV index (>1373 versus ≤1373 ml/m2 respectively)...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Bin Xu, Lu Wang, Laetitia Borsu, Ronald Ghossein, Nora Katabi, Ian Ganly, Snjezana Dogan
AIMS: In the current study, we aimed to examine primary parotid squamous cell carcinoma (ParSCC) for the presence of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) and associated molecular alterations. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eight cases of ParSCC were retrieved after a detailed clinicopathological review to exclude the possibility of metastasis and/or extension from another primary site. HR-HPV status was determined on the basis of immunohistochemistry (IHC) for p16 expression and chromogenic in-situ hybridization (CISH) for HR-HPV...
December 2016: Histopathology
Bin Xu, Ronald Ghossein
Poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma (PDTC) and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) are aggressive thyroid tumors associated with a high mortality rate of 38-57 % and almost 100 % respectively. Several recent studies utilizing next generation sequencing techniques have shed lights on the molecular pathogenesis of these tumors, providing evidence to support a stepwise tumoral progression from well-differentiated to poorly differentiated, and finally to anaplastic thyroid carcinomas. While BRAF (V600E) and RAS mutations remain the main drivers in aggressive thyroid carcinoma, PDTC and ATC gains additional mutations, e...
September 2016: Endocrine Pathology
Snjezana Dogan, Lu Wang, Ryan N Ptashkin, Robert R Dawson, Jatin P Shah, Eric J Sherman, R Michael Tuttle, James A Fagin, David S Klimstra, Nora Katabi, Ronald A Ghossein
ETV6-NTRK3 fusion was identified in several cancers including the recently described mammary analog secretory carcinoma (MASC) of the salivary glands and a minority of papillary thyroid carcinomas. We describe three cases of primary MASC of the thyroid gland and provide a detailed clinical and pathological characterization of the tumor morphology, immunoprofile, and genetic background. Immunohistochemistry for PAX8, TTF-1, thyroglobulin, mammaglobin, GCDFP-15, S-100 protein, and p63 was used to define the tumor immunophenotype...
September 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Adepitan A Owosho, Bin Xu, Arvin Kadempour, SaeHee K Yom, Joseph Randazzo, Ronald A Ghossein, Joseph M Huryn, Cherry L Estilo
PURPOSE: Metastatic solid tumors to the oral cavity are rare, frequently indicative of an end-stage disease process, and associated with poor survival rates. We performed a 20-year retrospective clinical analysis of our institution's cases of solid metastases to the oral cavity, and investigated these patients' clinical outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study of patients with metastatic solid tumors to the oral cavity over a 20-year period (October 1996 to September 2015) was conducted at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center...
August 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Bin Xu, Ronald Ghossein, Jason Lane, Oscar Lin, Nora Katabi
Many patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma present initially with cervical nodal metastasis. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of the nodal disease might be the only diagnostic material available for p16 immunohistochemistry (IHC) and HPV testing. The current study aims to evaluate p16 IHC in FNA and establish guidelines for its interpretation. The percentage and intensity of p16 IHC staining were examined in 60 matched FNA and surgical cases. Cytomorphologic features were included in the analysis...
August 2016: Human Pathology
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