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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079340/serum-tryptase-levels-in-melanoma-patients-case-control-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Giovanni Paolino, Elisa Moliterni, Dario Didona, Michele Cardone, Teresa Lopez, Valentina Garelli, Antonio G Richetta, Ugo Bottoni, Carmen Cantisani, Alfredo Rossi, Stefano Calvieri
BACKGROUND: Serum tryptase results from the constant release of the enzyme from mast cells and serum tryptase levels are commonly considered to be related to the total number of mast cells. They are increased in several malignancies, as pancreatic carcinoma, angiosarcoma, hepatic carcinoma and proliferative and/or non- proliferative hematological disorders. Contrariwise, it has been reported that the number of tryptase+ and chymase+ mast cells was lower in deeply invasive melanoma compared to in-situ melanoma and dysplastic nevi...
January 12, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072561/primary-leptomeningeal-melanoma-in-a-patient-with-multiple-congenital-melanocytic-nevi-treated-with-ipilimumab
#2
Salome Arobelidze, Happy Farouk Sadiek, Ramya Tripuraneni, Hamed Daw, Timothy Spiro, Abdo Haddad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065683/cutaneous-features-of-myotonic-dystrophy-types-1-and-2-implication-of-premature-aging-and-vitamin-d-homeostasis
#3
Elena Campione, Annalisa Botta, Monia Di Prete, Emanuele Rastelli, Manuela Gibellini, Antonio Petrucci, Sergio Bernardini, Giuseppe Novelli, Luca Bianchi, Augusto Orlandi, Roberto Massa, Chiara Terracciano
Skin changes have been described in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). However, whether and in which way skin is a target of specific disease alterations in DM1 and DM2 has not been yet clarified. This study aims to explore cutaneous features of DM1 and DM2 patients. Skin examination was performed in 60 DM1, 15 DM2, and 103 control, unselected patients by means of dermoscopy. It revealed quantitative and qualitative abnormalities of nevi and typical signs of premature aging in both DM1 and DM2 patients, with a significantly higher frequency of dysplastic nevi, alopecia, xerosis and seborrheic dermatitis...
November 16, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060055/genetic-counselling-and-high-penetrance-susceptibility-gene-analysis-reveal-the-novel-cdkn2a-p-d84v-c-251a-t-mutation-in-melanoma-prone-families-from-italy
#4
Riccardo G Borroni, Ausilia M Manganoni, Sara Grassi, Maurizia Grasso, Marta Diegoli, Carmela Giorgianni, Valentina Favalli, Laura Pavoni, Maddalena Cespa, Eloisa Arbustini
Genetic susceptibility to primary cutaneous melanoma (PCM) may account for up to 12% of PCMs, presenting as the familial atypical mole/multiple melanoma syndrome (FAMMM), an autosomal dominant condition with incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity, characterized by PCM in at least two relatives and/or more than one PCMs in the same patient. To identify individuals at high genetic risk of PCM, from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2015, we offered genetic counselling and molecular analysis of the two high-penetrance FAMMM susceptibility genes, cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A) and cyclin-dependent kinase 4 (CDK4), to 92 consecutive, unrelated patients with FAMMM...
January 4, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056873/chronic-kidney-disease-and-risk-factor-prevalence-in-saint-kitts-and-nevis-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Deidra C Crews, Kirk N Campbell, Yang Liu, Odell Bussue, Ingrid Dawkins, Bessie A Young
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in St. Kitts and Nevis, islands of the West Indies, is unknown. We sought to determine estimates of CKD and its risk factors (e.g. diabetes, hypertension and obesity) in St. Kitts and Nevis. METHODS: This was a chronic disease screening program. Three community-based locations in St. Kitts and Nevis were included in the program. Participants were adult community residents aged ≥18 years. The main outcome measures were estimated CKD prevalence (by serum creatinine-based estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and dipstick urine albumin); and estimated prevalence of CKD risk factors (diabetes, hypertension and obesity)...
January 5, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054375/effects-of-age-of-onset-on-disease-characteristics-in-non-segmental-vitiligo
#6
Berna Solak, Bahar Sevimli Dikicier, Nur C Cosansu, Teoman Erdem
In patients with vitiligo, the clinical and laboratory features of the disease may vary according to time of onset. This is addressed in the literature by only a few studies with conflicting results. The aim of this study was to determine the demographic and clinical features of patients with non-segmental vitiligo and to establish the association between vitiligo and autoimmune diseases with a focus on time of disease onset. A total of 224 vitiligo patients for whom complete medical records were available were evaluated retrospectively...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045755/nevus-spilus-speckled-lentiginous-nevus-in-the-oral-cavity-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
Karen G Torres, Laura Carle, Michael Royer
The congenital melanocytic nevus is a pigmented melanocytic lesion that presents at birth or shortly thereafter. It is commonly described on the skin, usually on the trunk and extremities. Only five intraoral cases of congenital melanocytic nevi have been described in the English literature. A nevus spilus (speckled lentiginous nevus) is a clinical variant of congenital melanocytic nevus. The authors present the case of a 19-year-old male with an intraoral nevus spilus. The anterior mandibular gingiva exhibited multiple speckled, pigmented papules and macules on a thickened, hyperplastic macular background...
January 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038885/ultraviolet-radiation-and-the-skin-photobiology-and-sunscreen-photoprotection
#8
Antony R Young, Joël Claveau, Ana Beatris Rossi
The efficacy of sunscreens can be measured by different methods, involving in vitro, ex vivo, or in vivo techniques. There is a need for a worldwide standardization of these methods to avoid misunderstanding and confusion among sunscreen users. The clinical benefits of sunscreens have been demonstrated in randomized controlled trials that established the role of sunscreens in the prevention of actinic keratoses, squamous cell carcinomas, nevi, and melanomas. Sunscreens also prevent photoimmunosuppression and signs of photoaging...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038710/differentiated-squamous-intraepithelial-lesion-dsil-like-changes-in-the-epidermis-overlying-anogenital-melanocytic-nevi-a-diagnostic-pitfall
#9
Kvetoslava Michalova, Dmitry V Kazakov, Michael Michal, Ladislav Hadravsky, Denisa Kacerovska, Boris Rychly, Marketa Miesbauerova, Michal Michal
BACKGROUND: Differentiated squamous intraepithelial lesion (dSIL) is morphologically and immunohistochemically analogous in the whole anogenital region. dSIL is a premalignant lesion frequently misinterpreted histopathologically as a benign dermatosis. The authors describe a peculiar change in the basal cell layer of the epidermis/epithelium overlying anogenital melanocytic nevi that may histopathologically imitate dSIL. The aim of this study is to familiarize the pathologists with this pitfall to avoid its possible overdiagnosis as dysplasia...
February 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033154/malignant-melanoma-in-association-with-a-thymic-nevus-in-a-patient-with-a-giant-congenital-nevus
#10
Yulia Shvartser-Beryozkin, Alexander Yakobson, Daniel Benharroch, Milton Saute, Meora Feinmesser
Nevi and melanocytic proliferations are known to appear in multiple extracutaneous sites, including lymph nodes and meninges. We report a case of an anterior mediastinal mass in a patient with a giant congenital nevus and neurofibromatosis type I. Histologically, the tumor was found to be a malignant melanoma in the thymus arising in association with a nevus that involved most of the thymic tissue. There was no sign of cutaneous melanoma on skin examination. We suggest that the tumor originated from the benign nevus in the thymus, a rare extracutaneous location for nevi and malignant melanoma...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032662/5-hydroxymethylcytosine-is-a-nuclear-biomarker-to-assess-biological-potential-in-histologically-ambiguous-heavily-pigmented-melanocytic-neoplasms
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Jonathan J Lee, Ricardo E Vilain, Scott R Granter, Nina R Hu, Scott C Bresler, Shuyun Xu, Alexander H Frank, Martin C Mihm, Robyn P M Saw, Christopher D Fletcher, Richard A Scolyer, George F Murphy, Christine G Lian
BACKGROUND: 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) is an epigenetic marker detectable through immunohistochemistry (IHC) that has been shown to distinguish benign nevi from melanoma with high sensitivity and specificity. The purpose of the study was to explore its diagnostic utility in a subset of histologically challenging, heavily pigmented cutaneous melanocytic neoplasms. METHODS: 5-hmC IHC was performed on 54 heavily pigmented melanocytic tumors. Semi-quantitative analysis of immunoreactivity was correlated with clinical, pathologic, and follow-up data...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032156/complex-truncal-masses-in-the-setting-of-cloves-syndrome-aesthetic-and-functional-implications
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Jason M Weissler, Valeriy Shubinets, Martin J Carney, David W Low
BACKGROUND: Congenital lipomatous overgrowth, vascular malformations, epidermal nevi, and skeletal abnormalities (CLOVES) is a complex overgrowth syndrome with dramatic aesthetic and functional implications. The truncal masses characteristic of CLOVES syndrome are described as vascular malformations or lipomatous lesions with variable vascular components. Herein, we describe our single-institution experience with surgical excision of CLOVES-related truncal masses and discuss future directions in treatment of these complex anomalies...
December 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030717/pathologic-evaluation-of-skin-tumors-with-ex-vivo-dermoscopy-with-derm-dotting
#13
Marc Haspeslagh, Isabelle Hoorens, Nele Degryse, Ine De Wispelaere, Annemarie Degroote, Sarah Van Belle, Jan Verboven, Katrien Vossaert, Fabio Facchetti, Jo Van Dorpe, Sofie De Schepper, Lieve Brochez
Importance: Ex vivo dermoscopy (EVD) with derm dotting (DD) improves clinicopathologic correlation and the quality of diagnosis in skin tumors. Objective: To compare the diagnostic performance of the standard method of skin biopsy processing with the practice of EVD with DD. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective study compares the diagnostic performance in 6526 skin biopsy specimens examined from 2008 to 2010 with a standard method of processing with 8584 biopsy specimens examined in 2015 with EVD and DD...
December 28, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027827/recurrence-of-moderately-dysplastic-nevi-with-positive-histologic-margins
#14
Bryan Hiscox, Melissa R Hardin, Ida F Orengo, Theodore Rosen, Mohsin Mir, A Hafeez Diwan
BACKGROUND: The Pigmented Lesion Subcommittee of the Melanoma Prevention Working Group recently published a consensus statement that incompletely excised moderately dysplastic nevi (MDN) without clinical residual pigmentation can be observed and not re-excised. However, data regarding recurrence of MDN with positive histologic margins are quite scant. OBJECTIVE: We sought to extend the reported findings with a study to determine the recurrence rate of MDN with positive histologic margins...
December 24, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024114/evaluation-of-tubulin-%C3%AE-3-as-a-novel-senescence-associated-gene-in-melanocytic-malignant-transformation
#15
Kyriakos Orfanidis, Petra Wäster, Katarzyna Lundmark, Inger Rosdahl, Karin Öllinger
Malignant melanoma might develop from melanocytic nevi in which the growth-arrested state has been broken. We analyzed the gene expression of young and senescent human melanocytes in culture and compared the gene expression data with a dataset from nevi and melanomas. A concordant altered gene expression was identified in 84 genes when comparing the growth-arrested samples with proliferating samples. TUBB3, which encodes the microtubule protein tubulin β-3, showed a decreased expression in senescent melanocytes and nevi and was selected for further studies...
December 26, 2016: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009131/comparative-study-of-presurgical-skin-infiltration-depth-measurements-of-melanocytic-lesions-with-oct-and-high-frequency-ultrasound
#16
Arthur Varkentin, Mikhail Mazurenka, Elias Blumenröther, Merve Meinhardt-Wollweber, Maik Rahlves, Sigrid M C Broekaert, Susanne Schäd-Trcka, Steffen Emmertinst, Uwe Morgner, Bernhard Roth
A reliable, fast, and non-invasive determination of melanoma thickness in vivo is highly desirable for clinical dermatology as it may facilitate the identification of surgical melanoma margins, determine if a sentinel node biopsy should be performed or not, and reduce the number of surgical interventions for patients. In this work, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and high frequency ultrasound (HFUS) are evaluated for quantitative in vivo preoperative assessment of the skin infiltration depth of melanocytic tissue...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008401/rectal-blue-nevus-distinguishing-features-of-a-rare-entity
#17
Neena Mohan, Christina Tofani, Peter McCue, Daniel Quirk
A 26-year-old African American man with a history of depression and tuberculosis presented to the gastroenterology department after several months of rectal pain with bowel movements. Colonoscopy revealed hyperpigmentation in the distal rectum and internal hemorrhoids, which resulted in a diagnosis of blue nevi. This is only the third known description of a blue nevus involving the gastrointestinal mucosa.
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005927/antiproliferative-and-pro-apoptotic-effects-of-mir-4286-inhibition-in-melanoma-cells
#18
Anna Komina, Nadezhda Palkina, Mariya Aksenenko, Seseg Tsyrenzhapova, Tatiana Ruksha
INTRODUCTION: MicroRNAs are essential regulators of gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Their expression is altered in cancer tissues, and evaluation of these alterations is considered a promising tool used to diagnose and identify prognostic markers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The microRNA expression profiles of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded melanoma and melanocytic nevi samples were estimated with a microarray and subsequently validated by real-time PCR...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997910/effects-of-cdkn2a-p16ink4a-p14arf-over-expression-on-proliferation-and-migration-of-human-melanoma-a375-cells
#19
Ming Bai, Nan-Ze Yu, Fei Long, Cheng Feng, Xiao-Jun Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the effects of CDKN2A (p16INK4A/p14ARF) over-expression on the proliferation and migration of human melanoma A375 cells. METHODS: Melanoma tissues and pigmented nevi tissues were collected. Human melanoma A375 cells were transfected by CDKN2A (p16INK4A) and CDKN2A (p14ARF) over-expressing vectors and then assigned into blank, negative control (NC), p16INK4A and p14ARF groups. The expression of CDKN2A (p16INK4A) and CDKN2A (p14ARF) mRNA and protein was detected by qRT-PCR and Western blotting...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997431/attenuation-of-genome-wide-5-methylcytosine-level-is-an-epigenetic-feature-of-cutaneous-malignant-melanomas
#20
Goran Micevic, Nicholas Theodosakis, Janis M Taube, Marcus W Bosenberg, Nemanja Rodić
Epigenetic modification of DNA, namely covalent changes of cytosine residues, plays a key role in the maintenance of inactive chromatin regions, both in health and in disease. In the vast majority of malignant melanomas, the most notable known epigenetic abnormality is the attenuation of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) residues. However, it remains unknown whether a decrease in 5-hmC represents a primary defect of melanoma cancer epigenome or whether it is secondary to the loss of 5-methylcytosine (5-mC), a chemical substrate for 5-hmC...
December 16, 2016: Melanoma Research
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