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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454236/stingel-controlled-release-of-a-cyclic-dinucleotide-for-enhanced-cancer-immunotherapy
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David G Leach, Neeraja Dharmaraj, Stacey L Piotrowski, Tania L Lopez-Silva, Yu L Lei, Andrew G Sikora, Simon Young, Jeffrey D Hartgerink
Recent advancements in the field of immunotherapy have yielded encouraging results for the treatment of advanced cancers. Cyclic dinucleotides (CDNs) are a powerful new class of immunotherapy drugs known as STING (Stimulator of Interferon Genes) agonists, currently in clinical trials. However, previous studies of CDNs in murine cancer models have required multiple injections, and improve survival only in relatively nonaggressive tumor models. Therefore, we sought to improve the efficacy of CDN immunotherapy by developing a novel biomaterial we call "STINGel...
February 6, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453519/tricurin-a-synergistic-formulation-of-curcumin-resveratrol-and-epicatechin-gallate-repolarizes-tumor-associated-macrophages-and-triggers-an-immune-response-to-cause-suppression-of-hpv-tumors
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Sumit Mukherjee, Rahman Hussaini, Richard White, Doaa Atwi, Angela Fried, Samay Sampat, Longzhu Piao, Quintin Pan, Probal Banerjee
Our earlier studies reported a unique potentiated combination (TriCurin) of curcumin (C) with two other polyphenols. The TriCurin-associated C displays an IC50 in the low micromolar range for cultured HPV+ TC-1 cells. In contrast, because of rapid degradation in vivo, the TriCurin-associated C reaches only low nano-molar concentrations in the plasma, which are sub-lethal to tumor cells. Yet, injected TriCurin causes a dramatic suppression of tumors in TC-1 cell-implanted mice (TC-1 mice) and xenografts of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) cells in nude/nude mice...
February 16, 2018: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453475/basal-cell-carcinoma-in-cases-with-or-without-xeroderma-pigmentosum
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Dilasma Ghartimagar, Arnab Ghosh, Sushil Ram Shrestha, Sachet Shrestha, Sushma Thapa, Raghavan Narasimhan, O P Talwar
INTRODUCTION: Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of cancer in humans and comprises the vast majority of skin cancers. It predominantly affects fair-skinned individuals, and its incidence is rapidly increasing. The objective of the study is to identify the epidemiology, its topography and different histological subtypes of basal cell carcinoma in patients with or without Xeroderma Pigmentosum. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted at Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara from Jan 2009 to Dec 2016...
October 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453166/skull-metastasis-revealing-a-renal-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mohamed Badri, Ghassen Gader, Kamel Bahri, Ihsen Zammel
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinomas represent 85% of malignant renal tumors. Typically, the tumor remains asymptomatic a long time before the appearance of urologic clinical signs. In some cases, metastasis can precede the manifestations of the primary tumor. Different sites are potential metastatic localizations for renal tumors, including skull metastases who represent a very rare location. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 65-year-old man presented after the appearance of a skull mass...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452973/the-alpha-defensin-test-for-diagnosing-periprosthetic-joint-infection-in-the-setting-of-an-adverse-local-tissue-reaction-secondary-to-a-failed-metal-on-metal-bearing-or-corrosion-at-the-head-neck-junction
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Kamil T Okroj, Tyler E Calkins, Erdan Kayupov, Michael M Kheir, Joshua S Bingham, Christopher P Beauchamp, Javad Parvizi, Craig J Della Valle
BACKGROUND: In patients with adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR) secondary to a failed metal-on-metal (MoM) bearing or corrosion at the head-neck junction in a metal-on-polyethylene bearing, ruling in or out periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) can be challenging. Alpha-defensin has emerged as an accurate test for PJI. The purpose of this multicenter, retrospective study was to evaluate the accuracy of the alpha-defensin synovial fluid test in detecting PJI in patients with ALTR. METHODS: We reviewed medical records of 26 patients from 3 centers with ALTR that had an alpha-defensin test performed...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452869/three-dimensional-printer-aided-casting-of-soft-custom-silicone-boluses-scsbs-for-head-and-neck-radiation-therapy
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Tsuicheng Chiu, Jun Tan, Mathew Brenner, Xuejun Gu, Ming Yang, Kenneth Westover, Tobin Strom, David Sher, Steve Jiang, Bo Zhao
PURPOSE: Custom tissue compensators provide dosimetric advantages for treating superficial or complex anatomy, but currently available fabrication technology is expensive or impractical for most clinical operations and yields compensators that are difficult for patients to tolerate. We aimed to develop an inexpensive, clinically feasible workflow for generating patient-specific, soft, custom silicone boluses (SCSBs) for head-and-neck (HN) radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We developed a method using 3-dimensional printed parts for generating SCSBs for the treatment of HN cancers...
November 11, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452770/single-arm-phase-2-trial-of-elective-nodal-dose-reduction-for-patients-with-locoregionally-advanced-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck
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Patrick D Maguire, Charles R Neal, Stuart M Hardy, Andrew M Schreiber
PURPOSE: To evaluate a novel chemoradiation therapy (CRT) regimen for patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) incorporating a lower intensity modulated radiation therapy dose to electively treated neck lymph nodes than is currently standard. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Eligible patients had locally advanced SCCHN of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, or hypopharynx. The 7-week CRT course consisted of weekly cisplatin at 35 mg/m 2 concurrently with sequential-boost intensity modulated radiation therapy: 36 Gy to high- and low-risk planning target volumes followed by a sequential boost to the high-risk planning target volume to 70 Gy...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452069/idiopathic-isolated-unilateral-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-a-report-of-2-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Akio Shibata, Masashi Kimura, Kenichiro Ishiabashi, Masahiro Umemura
Hypoglossal nerve palsy (HNP) is a common finding in neurologic diseases when associated with other cranial nerve palsies or further pathology and exhibits characteristic clinical manifestations, including unilateral atrophy of the musculature of the tongue. It occasionally appears as the initial or solitary sign of an intracranial or extracranial space-occupying lesion, head or neck injury, or vascular abnormality of the internal carotid artery. There are few cases of idiopathic isolated unilateral HNP, which should be diagnosed through exclusion...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451961/patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-of-adjuvant-therapy-for-high-risk-head-and-neck-cancer-after-surgery
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Virginia Wedell Osborn, Babak Givi, Justin Rineer, Dylan Roden, Niki Sheth, Ariel Lederman, Evangelia Katsoulakis, Kenneth Hu, David Schreiber
BACKGROUND: Postoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is considered standard of care in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer with positive margins and/or extracapsular extension (ECE). METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried to identify patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck with stages III to IVB disease or with positive margins and/or ECE diagnosed between 2004 and 2012 receiving postoperative radiotherapy (RT)...
February 16, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451891/association-of-an-intact-e2-gene-with-higher-hpv-viral-load-higher-viral-oncogene-expression-and-improved-clinical-outcome-in-hpv16-positive-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Nicole V Anayannis, Nicolas F Schlecht, Miriam Ben-Dayan, Richard V Smith, Thomas J Belbin, Thomas J Ow, Duk M Blakaj, Robert D Burk, Sarah M Leonard, Ciaran B Woodman, Joanna L Parish, Michael B Prystowsky
To assess the relationship of E2 gene disruption with viral gene expression and clinical outcome in human papillomavirus (HPV) positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, we evaluated 31 oropharyngeal and 17 non-oropharyngeal HPV16 positive carcinomas using two PCR-based methods to test for disruption of E2, followed by Sanger sequencing. Expression of HPV16 E6, E7 and E2 transcripts, along with cellular ARF and INK4A, were also assessed by RT-qPCR. Associations between E2 disruption, E2/E6/E7 expression, and clinical outcome were evaluated by Kaplan-Meier analysis for loco-regional recurrence and disease-specific survival...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451371/young-s-modulus-and-load-complexity-modeling-their-effects-on-proximal-femur-strain
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Adam D Sylvester, Patricia A Kramer
Finite element analysis (FEA) is a powerful tool for evaluating questions of functional morphology, but the application of FEA to extant or extinct creatures is a non-trivial task. Three categories of input data are needed to appropriately implement FEA: geometry, material properties, and boundary conditions. Geometric data are relatively easily obtained from imaging techniques, but often material properties and boundary conditions must be estimated. Here we conduct sensitivity analyses of the effect of the choice of Young's Modulus for elements representing trabecular bone and muscle loading complexity on the proximal femur using a finite element mesh of a modern human femur...
February 16, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451061/neck-tongue-syndrome-an-underrecognized-childhood-onset-cephalalgia
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Nicholas M Allen, Hormos S Dafsari, Elizabeth Wraige, Heinz Jungbluth
Neck-tongue syndrome is a rarely reported headache disorder characterized by occipital and/or upper neck pain triggered by sudden rotatory head movement and accompanied by abnormal sensation and/or posture of the ipsilateral tongue. Although onset is thought to be in childhood, most of the limited number of cases reported so far were adults. Here the authors describe 3 cases, 2 girls and 1 boy, with neck-tongue syndrome. In each child additional headache symptoms occurred, headache improved over time in all, spontaneously in 2 and coinciding with gabapentin treatment in the other...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450648/world-health-organization-4th-edition-of-head-and-neck-tumor-classification-insight-into-the-consequential-modifications
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P J Slootweg, A K El-Naggar
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February 15, 2018: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450549/jama-otolaryngology-head-neck-surgery
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February 1, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449739/nasal-metastasis-as-the-first-manifestation-of-a-metachronous-bilateral-renal-cell-carcinoma
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A Serra, R Caltabiano, A Giorlandino, A Musumeci, A Conti, G Zanghì, A Maniaci, S Cocuzza
Renal cell carcinoma is one of the most common tumours to spread by extranodal metastases to the head and neck. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the head and neck area has been demonstrated mostly in the paranasal sinuses, parotid gland, the mandible, larynx and hypopharinx. Renal cell carcinoma should be excluded whenever a metastatic lesion is encountered in the head and neck area, even if the metastatic lesion is the first clinical presentation. The diagnosis of metastatic RCC should be suspected in any patient with even a remote history of renal cell carcinoma...
December 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449729/parotid-metastasis-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-mimicking-primary-clear-cell-oncocytoma-report-of-a-case-and-brief-review-of-the-literature
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B J Rocca, A Gini, C Calandra, A Ginori, F Crivelli
Malignancies of the parotid gland are relatively uncommon, accounting for only 3-6% of all head and neck cancers. Most of them are primary neoplasms, metastases are uncommon. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) represents 3% of adult malignancies, the clear cell type comprises up to 70% of all RCC. RCC has an unpredictable behavior and the unique potential to metastasize to nearly every organ in the body. Though not as frequent, metastatic RCC to the head and neck has been identified in the thyroid, salivary glands, skull base, sinuses, pharynx, tonsils, tongue, lip and skin...
December 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449723/an-outbreak-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-modena-province-northern-italy-report-of-35-cases
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A M Cesinaro, S Nosseir, E Mataca, M C Mengoli, C Cavatorta, W Gennari
Canine Leishmaniasis is a disease endemic in many parts of Europe, carried by insects of phlebotomous species. Humans are occasional hosts of the parasites. Cases of human leishmaniasis have been registered in Italy, particularly in the southern and coastal regions. In the period 1997-2016, we collected a series of 35 patients affected by cutaneous leishmaniasis, uncovered by skin biopsy and histological examination, 21 of them found in last 3 years. The patients, 28 males and 7 female, aged between 19 and 91, resided in a restricted area of Northern Italy, and none, but two, had travelled abroad...
December 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449722/current-usefulness-of-aspiration-cytology-fnac-in-the-head-and-neck-diagnosis
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S Dallari, P M Gusella, P Campanella, M Ciommi, P Pantanetti, E Tortato, A Castriotta
Background: Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) is a well established and widely used method for both a preliminary and sometime final non-invasive pathologic diagnosis. FNAC is a simple and inexpensive diagnostic tool and should represent the standard of care in developing and resource-poor countries while maintaining its diagnostic usefulness in developed and advanced ones. Methods: The concordance between preoperative FNAC and final histology was evaluated in 168 patients operated on at the Otorhinolaryngology Unit, "A...
December 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449279/mri-with-dwi-for-the-detection-of-posttreatment-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-why-morphologic-mri-criteria-matter
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A Ailianou, P Mundada, T De Perrot, M Pusztaszieri, P-A Poletti, M Becker
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although diffusion-weighted imaging combined with morphologic MRI (DWIMRI) is used to detect posttreatment recurrent and second primary head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, the diagnostic criteria used so far have not been clarified. We hypothesized that precise MRI criteria based on signal intensity patterns on T2 and contrast-enhanced T1 complement DWI and therefore improve the diagnostic performance of DWIMRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 1...
February 15, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449010/a-brief-report-of-plexiform-neurofibroma
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Mahdi Khajavi Md, Shahrokh Khoshsirat Md, Lida Ahangarnazari Md, Niloofar Majdinasab Md
Plexiform neurofibroma (PNF) is a rare variant of neurofibromatosis type1 (NF-1), which histopathologically, is a subtype of benign nerve sheath tumors, neurofibromas (NF). It develops as a result of proliferation in all parts of peripheral nervous system and can cause the functional damage, deformities, pain, considerable mortality, and morbidity and even the increasing risk of malignant transformation in some critical cases. Currently, the surgical intervention is the treatment of choice for PNF patients, which due to the tumor invasion, massive growth, and the chance of postoperative regrowth is not possible...
January 10, 2018: Current Problems in Cancer
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