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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229299/history-molecular-features-and-clinical-importance-of-conventional-serum-biomarkers-in-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Haruhiko Nakamura, Toshihide Nishimura
Serum biomarkers provide valuable information about the diagnosis and prognosis of a wide variety of malignant tumors. Despite the identification of several useful serum biomarkers in lung cancer, consensus on their utility has not yet been reached. Furthermore, guidelines and standard protocols to implement their use for patients with lung cancer are lacking, despite the accumulation of much data on the efficacy of several serum biomarkers over recent decades. In this review, we discuss the molecular features, functions, and clinical relevance of the conventional serum biomarkers for lung cancer, including carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), cytokeratin 19 fragment 21-1 (CYFRA 21-1), tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA), carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9), sialyl Lewis(x) (sLe(x)), carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA-125), squamous cell carcinoma-related antigen (SCC-Ag), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), and pro-gastrin-releasing peptide (proGRP), aiming to provide a snapshot of the current landscape and their potential combined utility in the diagnosis and prognosis of lung cancer...
February 22, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228433/case-of-primary-bilateral-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-of-the-ovary-with-plasmablastic-features-in-an-hiv-negative-female-patient
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Suvarna L Guvvala, Sailaja Sakam, Masooma Niazi, Yevgeniy Skaradinskiy
A 37-year-old woman from Puerto Rico presented to our clinic with symptoms of an abdominal distension progressively worsening over 1 year. A CT of an abdomen and pelvis with contrast was performed and revealed bilateral large heterogeneous pelvic adnexal masses with large ascites and right pleural effusion. Tumour markers CA 125 was 766 U/mL and lactate dehydrogenase was 654 U/L. She underwent total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection and partial omentectomy...
February 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226030/a-novel-model-to-estimate-lymph-node-metastasis-in-endometrial-cancer-patients
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Cristina Anton, Alexandre Silva E Silva, Edmund Chada Baracat, Nasuh Utku Dogan, Christhardt Köhler, Jesus Paula Carvalho, Giovanni Mastrantonio di Favero
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the postoperative pathological characteristics of hysterectomy specimens, preoperative cancer antigen (CA)-125 levels and imaging modalities in patients with endometrial cancer and to build a risk matrix model to identify and recruit patients for retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy. METHODS: A total of 405 patients undergoing surgical treatment for endometrial cancer were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed. Clinical (age and body mass index), laboratory (CA-125), radiological (lymph node evaluation), and pathological (tumour size, grade, lymphovascular space invasion, lymph node metastasis, and myometrial invasion) parameters were used to test the ability to predict lymph node metastasis...
January 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210816/efficient-solvothermal-wet-in-situ-transesterification-of-nannochloropsis-gaditana-for-biodiesel-production
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Bora Kim, Yong Keun Chang, Jae W Lee
In situ transesterification of wet microalgae is a promising, simplified alternative biodiesel production process that replaces multiple operations of cell drying, extraction, and transesterification reaction. This study addresses enhanced biodiesel production from Nannochloropsis gaditana at elevated temperatures. Compared with the previously reported in situ transesterification process of conducting the reaction at a temperature ranging from 95 to 125 °C, the present work employs higher temperatures of at least 150 °C...
February 16, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209497/a-multicenter-assessment-of-the-ability-of-preoperative-computed-tomography-scan-and-ca-125-to-predict-gross-residual-disease-at-primary-debulking-for-advanced-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Rudy S Suidan, Pedro T Ramirez, Debra M Sarasohn, Jerrold B Teitcher, Revathy B Iyer, Qin Zhou, Alexia Iasonos, John Denesopolis, Oliver Zivanovic, Kara C Long Roche, Yukio Sonoda, Robert L Coleman, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Hedvig Hricak, Dennis S Chi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the ability of preoperative computed tomography scan and CA-125 to predict gross residual disease (RD) at primary cytoreduction in advanced ovarian cancer. METHODS: A prospective, non-randomized, multicenter trial of patients who underwent primary debulking for stage III-IV epithelial ovarian cancer previously identified 9 criteria associated with suboptimal (>1cm residual) cytoreduction. This is a secondary post-hoc analysis looking at the ability to predict any RD...
February 13, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203396/a-rare-case-of-tuberculous-salpingitis
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REVIEW
Anatolii Romaniuk, Nataliya Gyryavenko, Mykola Lyndin, Sofiia Romaniuk, Miroslav Starkiv, Galina Slobodyan
The objective of this study was to give an overview of a rare case of tuberculosis of the left fallopian tube in postmenopausal women. It is known that the isolated tuberculous salpingitis without spreading to the endometrium is extremely rare case. In our case, it simulated a cancer of appendages at the late stages that were proved by the increased level of CA-125. This fact as well as the macroscopic image of the left fallopian tube was incorrectly considered by the clinicians as a malignant neoplasm of fallopian tube...
September 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187098/preoperative-predictive-factors-for-complete-cytoreduction-and-survival-outcome-in-epithelial-ovarian-tubal-and-peritoneal-cancer-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#7
Min-Hyun Baek, Shin-Wha Lee, Jeong-Yeol Park, Chae Chun Rhim, Dae-Yeon Kim, Dae-Shik Suh, Jong-Hyeok Kim, Yong-Man Kim, Young-Tak Kim, Joo-Hyun Nam
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to identify preoperative predictors of complete cytoreduction and early recurrence and death in epithelial ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 85 patients who underwent 3 cycles of NACT. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to residual tumor at interval debulking surgery (IDS), and clinicopathologic, surgical, and follow-up data were compared...
March 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182133/he4-serum-levels-in-patients-with-brca1-gene-mutation-undergoing-prophylactic-surgery-as-well-as-in-other-benign-and-malignant-gynecological-diseases
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Anita Chudecka-Głaz, Aneta Cymbaluk-Płoska, Aleksandra Strojna, Janusz Menkiszak
Objective. We assess the behavior of serum concentrations of HE4 marker in female carriers of BRCA1 and assess the diagnostic usefulness of HE4 in ovarian and endometrial cancer. Methods. A total of 619 women with BRCA1 gene mutation, ovarian, endometrial, metastatic, other gynecological cancers, or benign gynecological diseases were included. Intergroup comparative analyses were carried out, the BRCA1 gene carriers subgroup was subjected to detailed analysis, and ROC curves were determined for the assessment of diagnostic usefulness of HE4 in ovarian and endometrial cancer...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180966/an-update-on-the-role-of-pet-ct-and-pet-mri-in-ovarian-cancer
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REVIEW
Benjapa Khiewvan, Drew A Torigian, Sahra Emamzadehfard, Koosha Paydary, Ali Salavati, Sina Houshmand, Thomas J Werner, Abass Alavi
This review article summarizes the role of PET/CT and PET/MRI in ovarian cancer. With regard to the diagnosis of ovarian cancer, the presence of FDG uptake within the ovary of a postmenopausal woman raises the concern for ovarian cancer. Multiple studies show that FDG PET/CT can detect lymph node and distant metastasis in ovarian cancer with high accuracy and may, therefore, alter the management to obtain better clinical outcomes. Although PET/CT staging is superior for N and M staging of ovarian cancer, its role is limited for T staging...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164590/human-epididymis-protein-4-he4-in-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ewa Wojcik, Jadwiga Tarapacz, Urszula Rychlik, Zofia Stasik, Beata Sas-Korczynska, Piotr Skotnicki, Jan K Kulpa
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to compare the diagnostic utility of HE4 with NSE, ProGRP, CYFRA 21-1, CEA, and CA 125 and evaluate their prognostic value in patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). METHODS: HE4, ProGRP, NSE, CYFRA 21-1, CEA, and CA 125 assays were performed in 63 patients with smallcell lung cancer (limited disease (LD) - 41, extensive disease (ED) - 22) and in 66 individuals of the reference group. RESULTS: Area under the ROC curves for HE4, ProGRP, NSE, CA 125, CYFRA 21-1, and CEA were 0...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156128/long-term-prognostic-role-of-ca-125-in-noncongestive-patients-undergoing-a-cardiac-transplantation
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Víctor Manuel Becerra-Muñoz, José Manuel Sobrino-Márquez, Diego Rangel-Sousa, Agustín Fernández-Cisnal, Ernesto Lage-Gallé, José Manuel García-Pinilla, Ángel Martínez-Martínez, Eduardo de Teresa-Galván
AIM: To evaluate the possible relationship between high levels of CA-125 and long-term prognosis in chronic heart failure patients after they undergo a cardiac transplantation (CT). MATERIALS & METHODS: We retrospectively studied all patients who underwent a CT and had a previous determination of CA-125. Congestive patients and those whose survival was <1 year after CT were excluded. RESULTS: Of 55 patients, 23 had elevated CA-125 levels (>35 U/ml)...
February 3, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149145/endometrial-and-ovarian-cancer-with-mr-imaging-importance-of-serum-he4-and-ca-125-levels-in-the-extent-of-disease-at-evaluation
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Emsal Pınar Topdağı Yılmaz, Yakup Kumtepe
OBJECTIVE: Currently, no clinically useful tumor marker is available for primary diagnosis in endometrial cancer. Human epididymis protein-4 (HE-4) has high sensitivity and specificity as a tumor marker. Further, HE-4 has been shown to be elevated in early stage endometrial cancer and is more sensitive than CA 125. In our study, CA 125 and HE-4 reputation as a tumor marker for diagnosis of ovarian and endometrial cancer with the use of both the availability and affect the way we investigated the rate of diagnosis...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122335/detection-of-phosphatidylserine-positive-exosomes-as-a-diagnostic-marker-for-ovarian-malignancies-a-proof-of-concept-study
#13
Jayanthi Lea, Raghava Sharma, Fan Yang, Hong Zhu, E Sally Ward, Alan J Schroit
There are no suitable screening modalities for ovarian carcinomas (OC) and repeated imaging and CA-125 levels are often needed to triage equivocal ovarian masses. Definitive diagnosis of malignancy, however, can only be established by histologic confirmation. Thus, the ability to detect OC at early stages is low, and most cases are diagnosed as advanced disease. Since tumor cells expose phosphatidylserine (PS) on their plasma membrane, we predicted that tumors might secrete PS-positive exosomes into the bloodstream that could be a surrogate biomarker for cancer...
January 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118296/malignancy-risk-of-sonographically-benign-appearing-purely-solid-adnexal-masses-in-asymptomatic-postmenopausal-women
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Juan Luis Alcazar, Maria Angela Pascual, Reyes Marquez, Silvia Ajossa, Leire Juez, Betlem Graupera, Alba Piras, Lourdes Hereter, Stefano Guerriero
OBJECTIVE: To assess the natural history of benign appearing purely solid ovarian lesions in asymptomatic postmenopausal women. METHODS: Retrospective observational cohort study comprising 99 women (mean age, 58.2 years, ranging from 50 to 77 years) diagnosed as having a purely solid ovarian lesion at transvaginal ultrasound between April 2001 and October 2015. Inclusion criteria were as follows: asymptomatic postmenopausal women with a well-defined purely solid ovarian lesion with International Ovarian Tumor Analysis color score 1 or 2, without ascites and/or signs of carcinomatosis...
January 23, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110200/soil-soil-solution-distribution-coefficient-of-soil-organic-matter-is-a-key-factor-for-that-of-radioiodide-in-surface-and-subsurface-soils
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Yusuke Unno, Hirofumi Tsukada, Akira Takeda, Yuichi Takaku, Shun'ichi Hisamatsu
We investigated the vertical distribution of the soil-soil-solution distribution coefficients (Kd) of (125)I, (137)Cs, and (85)Sr in organic-rich surface soil and organic-poor subsurface soil of a pasture and an urban forest near a spent-nuclear-fuel reprocessing plant in Rokkasho, Japan. Kd of (137)Cs was highly correlated with water-extractable K(+). Kd of (85)Sr was highly correlated with water-extractable Ca(2+) and SOC. Kd of (125)I(-) was low in organic-rich surface soil, high slightly below the surface, and lowest in the deepest soil...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101344/evaluation-of-pharmacological-relaxation-effect-of-the-natural-product-naringin-on-in-vitro-cultured-airway-smooth-muscle-cells-and-in-vivo-ovalbumin-induced-asthma-balb-c-mice
#16
Yue Wang, Yun Lu, Mingzhi Luo, Xiaohao Shi, Yan Pan, Huilong Zeng, Linhong Deng
Asthma has become a common chronic respiratory disease worldwide and its prevalence is predicted to continue increasing in the next decade, particularly in developing countries. A key component in asthma therapy is to alleviate the excessive bronchial airway narrowing ultimately due to airway smooth muscle contraction, which is often facilitated by a smooth muscle relaxant, such as the β2-adrenergic agonists. Recently, bitter taste receptor (TAS2R) agonists, including saccharin and chloroquine, have been found to potently relax the airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) via intracellular Ca(2+) signaling...
December 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096645/peri-and-post-menopausal-women-with-complex-adnexal-masses-ascites-and-raised-ca-125-is-it-ovarian-cancer-or-tuberculosis
#17
Rashmi Bagga, Tanuja Muthyala, Subhas Chandra Saha, Shalini Gainder, Pradip Kumar Saha, Radhika Srinivasan, Arvind Rajwanshi, Nalini Gupta
Pelvic and peritoneal tuberculosis may resemble advanced ovarian cancer due to the presence of ascites, complex adnexal masses, peritoneal deposits and raised CA-125 level, especially in peri- and postmenopausal women. Other common features among women with these two conditions are abdominal pain and distension, weight loss and reduced appetite. As the treatment of pelvic-peritoneal tuberculosis is completely different from that of ovarian cancer, it is important to reach a correct diagnosis. Sometimes women with pelvic-peritoneal tuberculosis may be subjected to a laparotomy for suspected ovarian cancer which is likely to increase their morbidity...
October 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088025/residues-of-2-hydroxy-3-phenylpyrazine-a-degradation-product-of-some-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotics-in-environmental-water-in-vietnam
#18
Nguyen Van Sy, Kazuo Harada, Megumi Asayama, Minae Warisaya, Le Hong Dung, Yoshinori Sumimura, Khong Thi Diep, Le Viet Ha, Nguyen Nam Thang, Tran Thi Tuyet Hoa, Tran Minh Phu, Pham Ngoc Khai, Nguyen Thanh Phuong, Le Danh Tuyen, Yoshimasa Yamamoto, Kazumasa Hirata
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have become a serious problem worldwide, caused in part by the excessive use and discharge of antibiotics into the environment. Ampicillin (ABPC) is a widely used antibiotic. However, this chemical rapidly decomposes in water containing divalent cations like Ca(2+) and Mg(2+), thus, detection of ABPC in environmental water is difficult. This study was carried out to evaluate the presence of 2-hydroxy-3-phenylpyrazine (HPP), one of the degradation products of ABPC and β-lactam antibiotics with an ABPC substructure, in environmental water...
April 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087476/phospholipase-d-mrna-expression-and-clinical-role-in-high-grade-serous-carcinoma
#19
Keren Harel-Dassa, Saul Yedgar, Claes G Tropé, Ben Davidson, Reuven Reich
This objective of this study was to analyze the expression and clinical role of phospholipase D (PLD) in high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC). PLD1 and PLD2 isoform expression was studied in 125 HGSC specimens (73 effusions, 28 ovarian tumors, 24 solid metastases) using quantitative real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Expression levels were analyzed for association with clinicopathologic parameters, including chemoresponse, and survival. PLD1 and PLD2 isoforms were found in the majority of specimens at all anatomic sites and their levels were strongly positively related (P<...
January 10, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086838/clinical-characteristics-of-genital-chlamydia-infection-in-pelvic-inflammatory-disease
#20
Sung Taek Park, Suk Woo Lee, Min Jeong Kim, Young Mo Kang, Hye Min Moon, Chae Chun Rhim
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia infection in acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is associated with serious complications including ectopic pregnancy, tubal infertility, Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome and tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA). This study compared clinical and laboratory data between PID with and without chlamydia infection. METHODS: The medical records of 497 women who were admitted with PID between 2002 and 2011 were reviewed. The patients were divided into two groups (PID with and without chlamydia infection), which were compared in terms of the patients' characteristics, clinical presentation, and laboratory findings, including inflammatory markers...
January 13, 2017: BMC Women's Health
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