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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431312/melatonin-charge-transfer-complex-with-2-3-dichloro-5-6-dicyano-1-4-benzoquinone-molecular-structure-dft-studies-thermal-analyses-evaluation-of-biological-activity-and-utility-for-determination-of-melatonin-in-pure-and-dosage-forms
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Gehad G Mohamed, Maher M Hamed, Nadia G Zaki, Mohamed M Abdou, Marwa El-Badry Mohamed, Abanoub Mosaad Abdallah
A simple, accurate and fast spectrophotometric method for the quantitative determination of melatonin (ML) drug in its pure and pharmaceutical forms was developed based on the formation of its charge transfer complex with 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-1,4-benzoquinone (DDQ) as an electron acceptor. The different conditions for this method were optimized accurately. The Lambert-Beer's law was found to be valid over the concentration range of 4-100μgmL(-1) ML. The solid form of the CT complex was structurally characterized by means of different spectral methods...
April 4, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428887/differential-intratumoral-distributions-of-cd8-and-cd163-immune-cells-as-prognostic-biomarkers-in-breast-cancer
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Sotirios P Fortis, Michael Sofopoulos, Nectaria N Sotiriadou, Christoforos Haritos, Christoforos K Vaxevanis, Eleftheria A Anastasopoulou, Nicole Janssen, Niki Arnogiannaki, Alexandros Ardavanis, Graham Pawelec, Sonia A Perez, Constantin N Baxevanis
BACKGROUND: Tumor immune cell infiltrates are essential in hindering cancer progression and may complement the TNM classification. CD8+ and CD163+ cells have prognostic impact in breast cancer but their spatial heterogeneity has not been extensively explored in this type of cancer. Here, their potential as prognostic biomarkers was evaluated, depending on their combined densities in the tumor center (TC) and the tumor invasive margin (IM). METHODS: CD8+ and CD163+ cells were quantified by immunohistochemistry of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue samples from a cohort totaling 162 patients with histologically-confirmed primary invasive non-metastatic ductal breast cancer diagnosed between 2000 and 2015...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427165/prognostic-significance-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-in-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Xixi Zhao, Jingkun Qu, Yuchen Sun, Jizhao Wang, Xu Liu, Feidi Wang, Hong Zhang, Wen Wang, Xingcong Ma, Xiaoyan Gao, Shuqun Zhang
PURPOSE: Tumor associated macrophages (TAMs) are important prognostic factors and have been proved to be associated with the invasion and migration of various cancer. However, the relationship between TAMs and breast cancer outcomes remains unclear. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Sixteen studies with a total of 4,541 breast cancer patients were included in this meta-analysis. Correlation of TAMs with overall survival (OS), disease-free survival(DFS), relapse-free survival (RFS), breast cancer special survival (BCSS) and clinicopathological features were analyzed...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422875/jagged1-modulated-tumor-associated-macrophage-differentiation-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-invasive-micropapillary-carcinoma-of-the-breast
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Hang Liu, Jingxuan Wang, Zhaoliang Liu, Le Wang, Shoujun Liu, Qingyuan Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Invasive micropapillary carcinoma of the breast (IMPC) constitutes a unique and aggressive subtype of breast cancer. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic significance of the Jagged1 (a ligand of the Notch pathway) expression, and infiltration density of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) in patients with IMPC. METHODS: Jagged1 expression and CD163+, CD68+ macrophage infiltration were evaluated by immunohistochemistry in 222 tumor samples, and the clinical significance was analyzed...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421611/breast-density-measurement-using-photon-counting-spectral-mammography
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Henrik Johansson, Miriam von Tiedemann, Klaus Erhard, Harald Heese, Huanjun Ding, Sabee Molloi, Erik Fredenberg
PURPOSE: To evaluate a method for measuring breast density using photon-counting spectral mammography. Breast density is an indicator of breast cancer risk and diagnostic accuracy in mammography, and can be used as input to personalized screening, treatment monitoring and dose estimation. METHODS: The measurement method employs the spectral difference in x-ray attenuation between adipose and fibro-glandular tissue, and does not rely on any a-priori information. The method was evaluated using phantom measurements on tissue-equivalent material (slabs and breast-shaped phantoms) and using clinical data from a screening population (n=1329)...
April 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420325/usefulness-of-grayscale-inverted-images-in-addition-to-standard-images-in-digital-mammography
#6
Ayşegül Altunkeser, M Kazım Körez
BACKGROUND: Mammography is essential for early diagnosis of breast cancer, which is the most common type of cancer in females that is associated with a high mortality rate. We investigated whether evaluation of the grayscale inverted images of mammograms would aid in increasing the diagnostic sensitivity of the mammographic imaging technique. METHODS: Our study included 636 mammograms of 159 women who had undergone digital mammography. Standard, grayscale inverted, and standard plus grayscale inverted images were sequentially examined three times, at 15-day intervals, for the presence or assessment of pathological changes in the skin, calcification, asymmetric density, mass lesions, structural distortions, and intramammary and axillary lymph nodes...
April 18, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419243/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-pubertal-induction-using-17beta-estradiol-in-transgirls
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Sabine E Hannema, Sebastian E E Schagen, Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis, Henriette A Delemarre-van de Waal
Introduction.: Puberty suppression using GnRH agonists, followed by induction of desired sex characteristics using sex steroids, is recommended by current guidelines as the treatment of choice for gender dysphoric adolescents although little evidence is available. Aim.: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of estrogen treatment for pubertal induction in transgirls (female-identifying adolescents assigned male at birth). Methods.: 28 Adolescents treated with oral estrogen for at least 1 year were included...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419125/mammographic-compression-in-asian-women
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Susie Lau, Yang Faridah Abdul Aziz, Kwan Hoong Ng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate: (1) the variability of mammographic compression parameters amongst Asian women; and (2) the effects of reducing compression force on image quality and mean glandular dose (MGD) in Asian women based on phantom study. METHODS: We retrospectively collected 15818 raw digital mammograms from 3772 Asian women aged 35-80 years who underwent screening or diagnostic mammography between Jan 2012 and Dec 2014 at our center. The mammograms were processed using a volumetric breast density (VBD) measurement software (Volpara) to assess compression force, compression pressure, compressed breast thickness (CBT), breast volume, VBD and MGD against breast contact area...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417277/clandestine-charisma-of-the-charm-needles-a-radiologist-s-challenge
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Michael T Jurkiewicz, C C Tchoyoson Lim, Suyash Mohan
A 94-year-old Korean woman was seen in the Emergency Department after a fall. CT examination of the maxillofacial region found multiple small linear metallic densities in the subcutaneous soft tissues of the face. The appearance of these densities was unchanged when compared to a study performed 2 years prior; however, the imaging interpretations of these densities were markedly different. Additional imaging during the course of her hospital stay demonstrated numerous similar densities in the breasts, abdomen, hips, and legs-finally diagnosed as "charm needles...
April 17, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417251/irreversible-electroporation-for-the-treatment-of-rabbit-vx2-breast-cancer
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Wenlong Zhang, Wei Chai, Jianying Zeng, Jibing Chen, Liqi Bi, Lizhi Niu
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is considered predominantly as a non-thermal ablative technique that uses electrical fields to permeabilize cell membranes and lead to cell death. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of IRE in the rabbit VX2 breast cancer model. Thirty-five female New Zealand white rabbits were inoculated against VX2 breast cancer cells. The rabbits were randomly divided into two groups: a control group of 15 rabbits and an IRE treatment group of 20 rabbits. Treatment and treatment outcome were evaluated by computerized tomography (CT) scan (plain or contrast enhanced), tumor growth curves and pathological examination including H&E, TUNEL, PCNA and CD31 staining...
June 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415974/evaluation-of-the-association-between-quantitative-mammographic-density-and-breast-cancer-occurred-in-different-quadrants
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Siwa Chan, Jeon-Hor Chen, Shunshan Li, Rita Chang, Darh-Cherng Yeh, Ruey-Feng Chang, Lee-Ren Yeh, Jessica Kwong, Min-Ying Su
BACKGROUND: To investigate the relationship between mammographic density measured in four quadrants of a breast with the location of the occurred cancer. METHODS: One hundred and ten women diagnosed with unilateral breast cancer that could be determined in one specific breast quadrant were retrospectively studied. Women with previous cancer/breast surgery were excluded. The craniocaudal (CC) and mediolateral oblique (MLO) mammography of the contralateral normal breast were used to separate a breast into 4 quadrants: Upper-Outer (UO), Upper-Inner (UI), Lower-Outer (LO), and Lower-Inner (LI)...
April 17, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415815/bi-rads-3-5-microcalcifications-prediction-of-lymph-node-metastasis-of-breast-cancer
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Dongzhi Cen, Li Xu, Siwei Zhang, Shuqin Zhou, Yan Huang, Zhiguang Chen, Ningna Li, Yuan Wang, Qun Wang
PURPOSE: To determine whether the clinicopathological parameters and Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) 3-5 microcalcifications differed between lymph node positive (LN (+)) and lymph node negative (LN (-)) invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). RESULTS: For microcalcification-associated breast cancers, seven selected features (age, tumor size, Ki-67 status, lymphovascular invasion, calcification range, calcification diameter and calcification density) were significantly associated with LN status (all P < 0...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411678/implementation-of-whole-breast-screening-ultrasonography
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REVIEW
Melissa A Durand, Regina J Hooley
Whole-breast screening ultrasonography is being increasingly implemented in breast imaging centers because numerous studies have shown the benefit of supplemental screening for women with dense breasts and breast density notification laws are becoming more widespread. This article reviews the numerous considerations involved in integrating a screening ultrasonography program into a busy practice.
May 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411677/breast-density-legislation-and-clinical-evidence
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REVIEW
Regina J Hooley
Breast density inform legislation is widely accepted in the United States and has fueled research regarding the clinical significance of dense breast tissue present on mammography and the value of supplemental screening. This article reviews the origins and current status of breast density inform laws and strategies for optimal breast density determination. Clinical evidence that dense breast tissue is associated with increased breast cancer risk is presented, together with a review of relative risk compared with other risk factors...
May 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409837/clinical-accuracy-of-preoperative-breast-mri-for-breast-cancer
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Jennifer Tseng, Alexandra Kyrillos, Erik Liederbach, Georgia G Spear, Jacob Ecanow, Chi-Hsiung Wang, Tom Czechura, Olga Kantor, Megan Miller, David J Winchester, Catherine E Pesce, Sarah Rabbitt, Katharine Yao
BACKGROUND: It is unclear if breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more accurate than mammography (MGM) and ultrasound (U/S) in aggregate for patients with invasive cancer. METHODS: We compared concordance of combined tumor size and tumor foci between MRI and MGM and U/S combined to pathological tumor size and foci as the gold standard from 2009 to 2015. Tumor size was nonconcordant if it differed from the pathologic size by ≥33% and tumor foci was nonconcordant if >1 foci were seen...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409065/malignant-clear-cell-hidradenoma-of-the-breast
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Isaac Chambers, Ahmad K Rahal, Pavan S Reddy, K James Kallail
A 58-year-old female had a mass in the right breast palpable beneath the areola. A mammogram revealed a 1.5-centimeter soft tissue density that was confirmed with a subsequent ultrasound. The patient underwent a core needle biopsy which was initially reported as a moderately differentiated invasive ductal carcinoma. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed negative staining for estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2), mammaglobin, and gross cystic disease fluid protein 15 (GCDFP-15)...
March 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408965/phospholipase-c-related-catalytically-inactive-protein-can-regulate-obesity-a-state-of-peripheral-inflammation
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REVIEW
Yosuke Yamawaki, Kana Oue, Satomi Shirawachi, Satoshi Asano, Kae Harada, Takashi Kanematsu
Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation. Chronic inflammation in fat influences the development of obesity-related diseases. Many reports state that obesity increases the risk of morbidity in many diseases, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, and breast, prostate and colon cancers, leading to increased mortality. Obesity is also associated with chronic neuropathologic conditions such as depression and Alzheimer's disease. However, there is strong evidence that weight loss reduces these risks, by limiting blood pressure and improving levels of serum triglycerides, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol...
February 2017: Japanese Dental Science Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408284/conversion-from-weight-to-volume-of-mastectomy-specimen-convenient-equations
#18
Jun Ho Lee, Chi-Ho Yeo, Taegon Kim, Kyu-Jin Chung, Soo Jung Lee, Su Hwan Kang, Jung Eun Choi
Accurate restoration of the volume lost during breast removal is the key to achieve beautiful, symmetric breasts. This study aimed to devise a simpler and more accurate method for measuring breast tissue volume by studying the relationship between weight and volume of the excised tissue according to density. Mammograms of 276 women who were advised to undergo breast reconstruction surgery were divided into 4 different groups according to tissue densities. The correlation between weight and volume was studied for each group...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401339/evaluation-of-the-r2-value-in-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-with-respect-to-hypoxic-related-prognostic-factors-using-iterative-decomposition-of-water-and-fat-with-echo-asymmetry-and-least-squares-emission-ideal
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Mari Miyata, Takatoshi Aoki, Shohei Shimajiri, Atsuji Matsuyama, Shunsuke Kinoshita, Masami Fujii, Takefumi Katsuki, Yuzuru Inoue, Yoshika Nagata, Yuko Tashima, Yukunori Korogi
OBJECTIVE: To correlate the R2* value obtained by iterative decomposition of water and fat with echo asymmetry and least-squares emission (IDEAL) with fibrotic focus (FF), microvessel density and hypoxic biomarker (HIF-1α) in breast carcinoma. METHODS: Forty-two patients who were diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the breast underwent breast MRI including IDEAL before surgery. The entire region of interest (ROI) was delineated on the R2* map, and average tumour R2* value was calculated for each ROI...
April 11, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399915/tiamulin-inhibits-breast-cancer-growth-and-pulmonary-metastasis-by-decreasing-the-activity-of-cd73
#20
Xu Yang, Shimin Pei, Huanan Wang, Yipeng Jin, Fang Yu, Bin Zhou, Hong Zhang, Di Zhang, Degui Lin
BACKGROUND: Metastasis is the leading cause of death in breast cancer patients. CD73, also known as ecto-5'-nucleotidase, plays a critical role in cancer development including metastasis. The existing researches indicate that overexpression of CD73 promotes growth and metastasis of breast cancer. Therefore, CD73 inhibitor can offer a promising treatment for breast cancer. Here, we determined whether tiamulin, which was found to inhibit CD73, was able to suppress breast cancer development and explored the related mechanisms...
April 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
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