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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817605/all-trans-retinoic-acid-suppresses-malignant-characteristics-of-cd133-positive-thyroid-cancer-stem-cells-and-induces-apoptosis
#1
Dan Mei, Bin Lv, Bo Chen, Shan Xiao, Jie Jiang, Yan Xie, Ling Jiang
Recently, diagnoses of radioiodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (RAI-R DTC) have become more common; prognosis is poor. It has been suggested that cancer stem cells account for radiotherapy resistance. By flow cytometry, different expression percents of CD133 and OCT4 in thyroid cancer cell lines were detected. By real-time quantitative PCR, different mRNA expression of CD133, OCT4, GLUT1, thyroglobulin (TG), thyroperoxidase (TPO) and sodium iodine symporter (NIS) was analyzed; the localization of CD133, OCT4, and NIS expression was examined using immunofluorescence confocal microscopy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804657/a-recurrent-episode-of-dermatomyositis-associated-with-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#2
Vijay Gopal Eranki
OBJECTIVE: It is uncommon for dermatomyositis to be associated with papillary thyroid cancer. We report an unusual case of papillary thyroid cancer presenting with dermatomyositis. METHODS: The case history, imaging and laboratory data is reviewed. RESULTS: We report the case of a 62-year-old female with a prior history of dermatomyositis and breast cancer who presented with a recurrent episode of dermatomyositis. Extensive evaluation of the cause of the dermatomyositis recurrence revealed no recurrence of the breast cancer but a thyroid nodule was identified...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800068/galectin-3-performance-in-histologic-a-cytologic-assessment-of-thyroid-nodules-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Pierpaolo Trimboli, Camilla Virili, Francesco Romanelli, Anna Crescenzi, Luca Giovanella
The literature on Galectin-3 (Gal-3) was systematically reviewed to achieve more robust information on its histologic reliability in identifying thyroid cancers and on the concordance between Gal-3 test in histologic and cytologic samples. A computer search of the PubMed and Scopus databases was conducted by combinations of the terms thyroid and Gal-3. Initially, 545 articles were found and, after their critical review, 52 original papers were finally included. They reported 8172 nodules with histologic evaluation of Gal-3, of which 358 with also preoperative FNAC Gal-3 assessment...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760234/thyroid-cancer-ultrasound-imaging-and-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy
#4
REVIEW
Michelle Melany, Sardius Chen
Ultrasound is critical in detection, diagnosis, and management of thyroid nodules. Ultrasound detection of regional nodal metastatic disease is based on abnormal nodal morphology rather than size and is critical to initial surgical and long-term management of thyroid cancer. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy is the gold standard for malignancy diagnosis in thyroid cancer. Thyroglobulin assay of nodal aspirates improves accuracy in diagnosis of metastases. Reporting lexicons assign risk levels to thyroid nodules with the goal of improving and standardizing patient management...
September 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759150/adequate-sampling-of-multiple-thyroid-nodules-by-fine-needle-aspiration
#5
Andrew A Renshaw, Ewing W Gould
BACKGROUND: Recommendations regarding how many nodules to biopsy with thyroid fine-needle aspiration vary. METHODS: The authors reviewed fine-needle aspiration specimens of 12,763 nodules from 10,506 patients and correlated them with the number of nodules biopsied. RESULTS: Compared with patients in whom only a single nodule was biopsied, patients in whom multiple nodules were biopsied were found to be significantly younger, more likely female, and to have larger tumors, and those tumors were more often papillary (all P<...
July 31, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755389/no-calcitonin-change-in-a-person-taking-dulaglutide-diagnosed-with-pre-existing-medullary-thyroid-cancer
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S I Sherman, R T Kloos, R M Tuttle, A Pontecorvi, H Völzke, K Harper, C Vance, J T Alston, A L Usborne, K W Sloop, M Lakshmanan
BACKGROUND: Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, such as dulaglutide, exenatide and liraglutide, are approved to treat Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Although these drugs provide substantial glycaemic control, studies in rodents have prompted concerns about the development of medullary thyroid carcinoma. These data are reflected in the US package insert, with boxed warnings and product labelling noting the occurrence of these tumours after clinically relevant exposures in rodents, and contraindicating glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist use in people with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or in people with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2...
July 29, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749104/platelet-distribution-width-and-serum-albumin-levels-for-discrimination-of-thyroid-cancer-from-benign-thyroid-nodules
#7
Na Li, Shuang Fu, Ming-Ming Cui, Ye Niu, Baoxin Li, Zhi-Ping Liu, Tiemin Liu, Rui-Tao Wang
Thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer type among women and the second among men. Early detection greatly improves the prognosis. For this purpose, the platelet distribution width (PDW), an early indicator of platelet activation, might be useful. The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of PDW and serum albumin levels individually or in combination to distinguish between thyroid cancer and benign thyroid nodules. A total of 265 patients with thyroid cancer and 243 with benign thyroid nodules were included in a development set...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734529/ultrasound-based-differentiation-of-malignant-and-benign-thyroid-nodules-an-extreme-learning-machine-approach
#8
Jianfu Xia, Huiling Chen, Qiang Li, Minda Zhou, Limin Chen, Zhennao Cai, Yang Fang, Hong Zhou
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: It is important to be able to accurately distinguish between benign and malignant thyroid nodules in order to make appropriate clinical decisions. The purpose of this study was to improve the effectiveness and efficiency for discriminating the malignant from benign thyroid cancers based on the Ultrasonography (US) features. METHODS: There were 114 benign nodules in 106 patients (82 women and 24 men) and 89 malignant nodules in 81 patients (69 women and 12 men) included in this study...
August 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733644/differentiating-malignant-from-benign-thyroid-nodules-with-indeterminate-cytology-by-99m-tc-mibi-scan-a-new-quantitative-method-for-improving-diagnostic-accuracy
#9
A Campennì, M Siracusa, R M Ruggeri, R Laudicella, S A Pignata, S Baldari, L Giovanella
Quantitative (99m)Tc-MIBI thyroid scintigraphy is a useful tool in differentiating malignant from benign thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology. The aim of our report is to compare the diagnostic performance of different quantitative methods. We prospectively evaluated 20 patients affected by a thyroid nodule with a cytological diagnosis of class III or IV according to the Bethesda system. Planar images of the thyroid were acquired 10 and 60 minutes after (99m)Tc-MIBI administration and two different quantitative methods applied (i...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731531/solitary-splenic-metastasis-from-lung-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report
#10
Kantaro Hara, Nobuhiro Izumi, Takuma Tsukioka, Hiroaki Komatsu, Michihito Toda, Hikaru Miyamoto, Satoshi Suzuki, Takuya Kimura, Toshihiko Shibata, Noritoshi Nishiyama
Solitary splenic metastasis is extremely rare, with only 27 reported cases in the literature. An 81-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for treatment of pulmonary and splenic lesions. Chest computed tomography showed a small lung nodule in the right upper lobe, abdominal computed tomography showed an 8 cm splenic mass with abnormal accumulation, and positron emission tomography revealed a maximum standardized uptake value of 7.9. She had elevated serum cancer antigen 19-9 (1847 U/mL) and carcinoembryonic antigen concentrations (17...
July 21, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721126/the-thyroid-gland-in-postmenopausal-women-physiology-and-diseases
#11
REVIEW
Małgorzata Gietka-Czernel
The incidence of most thyroid diseases: hypothyroidism, nodular goitre, and cancer is highest among postmenopausal and elderly women. The diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction in this group of patients is difficult because the symptoms can be nonspecific or common with menopausal and ageing complaints. In the interpretation of thyroid function tests the physiological changes in secretion and metabolism of thyrotropin (TSH) and thyroid hormones must be considered, as well as the influence of comorbidities. Unrecognised thyroid dysfunction leads to increased: cardiovascular risk, bone fractures, cognitive impairment, depression, and mortality...
June 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714532/thyroid-nodules-classified-as-atypia-or-follicular-lesions-of-undetermined-significance-deserve-further-research-analysis-of-305-surgically-confirmed-nodules
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S Turkyilmaz, M Ulusahin, B Celebi, A B Cekic, S Mungan, U Kucuktulu, A Tasdelen, A Guner, A Cinel
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to determine the malignancy risk for nodules categorised as atypia or follicular lesions of undetermined significance atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS) and to investigate the predictors of malignancy. METHODS: All nodules diagnosed as AUS/FLUS on fine needle aspiration (FNAs) performed between January 2011 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
July 17, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709052/colon-cancer-metastasis-to-the-thyroid-gland-a-case-report
#13
M I Coelho, M N Albano, C E Costa Almeida, L S Reis, N Moreira, C M C Almeida
INTRODUCTION: Thyroid metastases from colorectal cancer are uncommon and few cases are described in literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old female patient presented with an asymptomatic right cervical nodule with a rapid growth six years after sigmoidectomy for cancer and two years after resection of colorectal lung metastases. Increased CA 19.9 was identified and a thoracoabdominal CT scan revealed the onset of new metastatic bilateral pulmonary lesions. Neck ultrasonography showed a suspicious nodule in the right thyroid lobe, and Fine-needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) of the nodule lead to the diagnosis of colorectal cancer metastasis...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705849/anaplastic-carcinoma-of-thyroid-gland-with-widespread-soft-tissue-metastasis-an-unusual-presentation
#14
Muhammad Hassan, Taimoor Khalid Janjua, Hira Khan Afridi, Naila Anjum Zahid
Anaplastic thyroid cancer is the rarest tumour of the thyroid gland, representing only 2% of clinically recognised thyroid cancers. The most common metastatic sites are lungs, followed by the intrathoracic and neck lymph nodes. We report the case of a 62-year-old woman who presented to our setting with multiple soft tissue nodules, thyroid mass, head swelling and weight loss. Radiological investigation showed a large thyroid mass with widespread metastasis in subcutaneous tissues of both upper limbs, chest and abdomen...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695819/role-of-ultrasound-in-the-management-of-thyroid-nodules-and-thyroid-cancer
#15
Ruyu Liu, Bo Zhang
The management of thyroid nodules can be classified into narrow-and broad-sense levels. The broad-sense procedures are used for special population and include screening,risk assessment of thyroid nodules,follow-up of benign thyroid nodules,surgical operation,post-operative follow-up,and assessment and treatment of recurrence and/or metastasis of thyroid cancer. The narrow-sense procedures are for individual patients and the whole process includes the assessment,supervision,treatment,and reassessment of thyroid lesion...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694837/metastatic-neoplasms-to-the-thyroid-diagnosed-by-fine-needle-aspiration-core-needle-biopsy-clinicopathologic-and-cytomorphologic-correlation
#16
Mobeen Rahman, Ashley Rae Okada, Kevin Guan, Pamela Tauchi-Nishi
BACKGROUND: Although thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and core needle biopsy (CNB) are commonly utilized modalities in the evaluation of thyroid nodules, metastatic tumors to the thyroid are only rarely encountered. We aspired to determine the incidence and primary origin of metastases to the thyroid at our institution and to examine their clinicopathologic and cytomorphologic features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search of our database was undertaken to review all thyroid FNA and/or CNB examined between January 2004 and December 2013...
2017: CytoJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692457/the-thyroid-cancer-epidemic-2017-perspective
#17
Benjamin R Roman, Luc G Morris, Louise Davies
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Thyroid cancer incidence and mortality trends have been identified as being consistent with overdiagnosis, and several recent efforts have been made to mitigate this problem. RECENT FINDINGS: Major guidelines for thyroid nodule management recommend against general biopsy of nodules less than 1 cm in size. Data supporting the safety of active surveillance of low-risk thyroid cancers is now recognized. Tumors previously labeled as encapsulated follicular variant papillary thyroid cancers are now recommended to be called noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features...
July 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689321/underestimated-risk-of-cancer-in-solitary-thyroid-nodules-%C3%A2-3%C3%A2-cm-reported-as-benign
#18
Sohail Bakkar, Anello Marcello Poma, Caterina Corsini, Mario Miccoli, Carlo Enrico Ambrosini, Paolo Miccoli
BACKGROUND: The study aims to assess the risk of cancer in solitary thyroid nodules ≥30 mm in size reported as Bethesda II, and its implications. METHOD: The clinical records of 202 patients, who underwent thyroid lobectomy for solitary nodules measuring ≥30 mm, reported as Bethesda II on preoperative FNAC between Jan 2015 and Apr 2016 were reviewed. Data collected included nodule size and consistency, and final histopathology results. The risk of cancer and the recommended management according to ATA guidelines were the outcomes of interest...
July 8, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672797/integrity-and-quantity-of-total-cell-free-dna-in-the-diagnosis-of-thyroid-cancer-correlation-with-cytological-classification
#19
Francesca Salvianti, Corinna Giuliani, Luisa Petrone, Irene Mancini, Vania Vezzosi, Cinzia Pupilli, Pamela Pinzani
Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) quantity and quality in plasma has been investigated as a non-invasive biomarker in cancer. Previous studies have demonstrated increased cfDNA amount and length in different types of cancer with respect to healthy controls. The present study aims to test the hypothesis that the presence of longer DNA strands circulating in plasma can be considered a biomarker for tumor presence in thyroid cancer. We adopted a quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) approach based on the quantification of two amplicons of different length (67 and 180 bp respectively) to evaluate the integrity index 180/67...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670178/association-of-preoperative-serum-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-levels-with-thyroid-cancer-in-patients-with-nodular-thyroid-disease
#20
Muhammad Aleem Khan, Nadeem Malik, Kamran Hakeem Khan, Muhammad Faheem Shahzad
The aim of the current study was to determine the frequency of carcinoma thyroid among patients presenting with goiter and its association with preoperative serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels. A total of 73 (n = 73) adult patients of either gender with solitary solid cold nodule and multinodular goiter with predominant solid cold nodule were analyzed. All surgically resected samples were sent for histopathology. The frequency of thyroid cancer and its subtypes was noted and tested for association with preoperative serum TSH values...
July 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
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