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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437900/model-and-reconstruction-of-a-k-edge-contrast-agent-distribution-with-an-x-ray-photon-counting-detector
#1
Bo Meng, Wenxiang Cong, Yan Xi, Bruno De Man, Jian Yang, Ge Wang
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) helps enhance the visibility for tumor imaging. When a high-Z contrast agent interacts with X-rays across its K-edge, X-ray photoelectric absorption would experience a sudden increment, resulting in a significant difference of the X-ray transmission intensity between the left and right energy windows of the K-edge. Using photon-counting detectors, the X-ray intensity data in the left and right windows of the K-edge can be measured simultaneously. The differential information of the two kinds of intensity data reflects the contrast-agent concentration distribution...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437884/regulatory-role-of-mir-211-5p-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-metastasis-by-targeting-zeb2
#2
Guangbin Jiang, Li Wen, Weiping Deng, Zhiyuan Jian, Hongmei Zheng
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of cancer and the rapid tumor growth, drug resistance and metastasis are the major problems for HCC therapy. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) involve in various cell biological processes in HCC. ZEB2 plays crucial roles in HCC progression. ZEB2 is regulated by some identified miRNAs, but there needs to find new miRNAs regulating ZEB2 expression for better understanding the molecular mechanism of HCC. In the present study, ZEB2 was identified as a direct target of miR-211-5p, which was a potential oncogene in cancer...
April 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437852/a-diagnostic-microdosing-approach-to-investigate-platinum-sensitivity-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#3
Si-Si Wang, Maike Zimmermann, Hongyong Zhang, Tzu-Yin Lin, Michael Malfatti, Kurt Haack, Kenneth W Turteltaub, George D Cimino, Ralph de Vere White, Chong-Xian Pan, Paul T Henderson
The platinum-based drugs cisplatin, carboplatin and oxaliplatin are often used for chemotherapy, but drug resistance is common. The prediction of resistance to these drugs via genomics is a challenging problem since hundreds of genes are involved. A possible alternative is to use mass spectrometry to determine the propensity for cells to form drug-DNA adducts-the pharmacodynamic drug-target complex for this class of drugs. The feasibility of predictive diagnostic microdosing was assessed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell culture and a pilot clinical trial...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437844/liver-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-associated-with-hepatic-vein-invasion-a-japanese-nationwide-survey
#4
Takashi Kokudo, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Yutaka Matsuyama, Tadatoshi Takayama, Namiki Izumi, Masumi Kadoya, Masatoshi Kudo, Shoji Kubo, Michiie Sakamoto, Osamu Nakashima, Takashi Kumada, Norihiro Kokudo
Because of the rarity of hepatic vein tumor thrombus (HVTT), compared with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT), in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), little is known about this disease entity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognosis of each treatment modality for HVTT through an analysis of data collected in a Japanese nationwide survey. We analyzed data for 1,021 Child-Pugh A HCC patients with HVTT without inferior vena cava invasion registered between 2000 and 2007. Of these patients, 540 patients who underwent liver resection (LR) and 481 patients who received other treatments were compared...
April 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437838/prognostic-relevance-of-mir-124-3p-and-its-target-tp53inp1-in-pediatric-ependymoma
#5
Yulia Margolin-Miller, Natalia Yanichkin, Keren Shichrur, Helen Toledano, Anat Ohali, Theophilos Tzaridis, Shalom Michowitz, Suzana Fichman-Horn, Meora Feinmesser, Stefan M Pfister, Hendrik Witt, Uri Tabori, Eric Bouffet, Vijay Ramaswamy, Cynthia Hawkins, Michael D Taylor, Isaac Yaniv, Smadar Avigad
Ependymoma is a malignant pediatric brain tumor, often incurable under the current treatment regimen. We aimed to evaluate the expression of microRNAs (miRs) in pediatric ependymoma tumors in an attempt to identify prognostic molecular markers which would lead to potential therapeutic targets. Following miR-array expression analysis, we focused on 9 miRs that correlated with relapse which were further validated by quantitative real time PCR (qRT-PCR) in a cohort of 67 patients. Western blotting and immunohistochemistry were used to measure target protein expression in 20 and 34 tumor samples, respectively...
April 24, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437835/pten-downregulation-promotes-%C3%AE-oxidation-to-fuel-hypertrophic-liver-growth-after-hepatectomy-in-mice
#6
Ekaterina Kachaylo, Christoph Tschuor, Nicolas Calo, Nathalie Borgeaud, Perparim Limani, Anne-Christine Piguet, Jean-Francois Dufour, Michelangelo Foti, Rolf Graf, Pierre A Clavien, Bostjan Humar
In regenerating liver, hepatocytes accumulate lipids before the major wave of parenchymal growth. This transient, regeneration-associated steatosis (TRAS) is required for liver recovery, but its purpose is unclear. The tumor suppressor PTEN is a key inhibitor of the AKT-mTOR axis that regulates growth and metabolic adaptations after hepatectomy. In quiescent liver, PTEN causes pathological steatosis when lost, while its role in regenerating liver remains unknown. Here, we show that PTEN downregulation promotes liver growth in a TRAS-dependent way...
April 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437813/presenting-symptoms-of-pituitary-apoplexy
#7
Efstratios-Stylianos Pyrgelis, Ioannis Mavridis, Maria Meliou
The classical term "pituitary apoplexy" (PA) describes a clinical syndrome usually characterized by abrupt onset of headache accompanied by neurologic and/or endocrinologic deterioration due to sudden expansion of a mass within the sella turcica as a result of hemorrhage or infarction within a pituitary tumor and adjacent pituitary gland. PA is a medical emergency and a difficult diagnosis to establish. Thus this article reviews the presenting symptoms of PA patients to help clinicians recognize or at least suspect this critical condition early on...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437789/comparative-proteomics-uncovers-correlated-signaling-network-and-potential-biomarkers-for-progression-of-prostate-cancer
#8
Jianzhong Ai, Yi Lu, Qiang Wei, Hong Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers for males worldwide, and it is prone to show the metastatic foci in lymph node and bone with high mortality. To date, the potential mechanism and the corresponding biomarkers for metastatic prostate cancer are still lacking. Hence, our study aims to clarify the mechanism of prostate cancer progression and identify the useful biomarkers for metastatic prostate cancer. METHODS: The proteins and network tightly associated with tumor metastasis were identified using quantitative proteomics...
January 10, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437752/dna-repair-and-damage-pathways-in-breast-cancer-development-and-therapy
#9
REVIEW
Maryam Majidinia, Bahman Yousefi
DNA damage/repair constitutes several key pathways working in concert to eliminate DNA lesions and maintain genome stability and integrity. Defective components in DNA damage and repair machinery are an underlying cause for the development and progression of different types of cancers, and breast cancer is no exception. In this paper, we will briefly explain the importance of DNA damage and repair, introduce the current classification schemes for breast cancer, and review the known defects in the repair machinery that have been associated with the risk of breast cancer...
April 21, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437737/changes-in-regulatory-t-cells-in-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-undergoing-surgery-preliminary-results
#10
Meng Wu, Xian Chen, Jianfang Lou, Shuping Zhang, Xiaojie Zhang, Lei Huang, Ruihong Sun, Peijun Huang, Shiyang Pan, Fang Wang
Regulatory T cells (Treg) suppress immune responses in patients with cancer. Surgery is the most effective therapeutic strategy for ovarian cancer (OC). However, the interplay between the Treg population and surgical resection remains unclear. 61 patients with OC who received no prior treatment were enrolled in the study. Treg percentages were characterized from peripheral blood mononuclear cells. We investigated CD4(+)CD25(+), CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+), CD8(+)CD28(-), and CD8(+)Foxp3(+) Tregs in OC patients and their postoperative changes using flow cytometry...
April 21, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437692/stage-iv-colorectal-cancer-primary-site-and-patterns-of-distant-metastasis
#11
Jamaica R Robinson, Polly A Newcomb, Sheetal Hardikar, Stacey A Cohen, Amanda I Phipps
BACKGROUND: Although colorectal cancer (CRC) usually metastasizes to the liver and/or lungs, factors influencing the anatomic pattern of metastases remain poorly understood. METHODS: We assessed the relationship between primary CRC site and pattern of synchronous metastasis among 1202 individuals diagnosed with incident metastatic CRC between 2010 and 2014 and identified through the Seattle-Puget Sound Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437678/efficacy-safety-tolerability-and-price-of-newly-approved-drugs-in-solid-tumors
#12
REVIEW
Tristan A Barnes, Eitan Amir, Arnoud J Templeton, Susana Gomez-Garcia, Beatriz Navarro, Bostjan Seruga, Alberto Ocana
BACKGROUND: New anti-cancer drugs utilize diverse mechanisms of action. Here we evaluate their differential efficacy, safety, tolerability and price. METHODS: Drugs approved for solid tumor treatment between 2000 and 2015 were identified and analyzed in subgroups: agents targeting oncogenes (group 1), anti-angiogenics (group 2), immunotherapy (group 3), and chemotherapy (group 4). Hazard ratios (HRs) were extracted from the registration trials and pooled in a meta-analysis...
April 9, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437672/eosinophilic-funiculitis-initially-diagnosed-as-irreducible-inguinal-hernia-a-case-report
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Kohei Yamada, Akashi Ikubo, Shota Ikeda, Satoko Koga, Yasuhiro Tsuru, Hideo Kuroki, Naohiko Koya, Ryuichiro Samejima, Masashi Sakai, Masanobu Tabuchi, Seiji Yunotani, Shinichi Kido, Kazushige Nishimura, Hiroyuki Meiri
BACKGROUND: Most groin masses are first suspected to be groin hernias. More than 80% of bulging groin lesions are reportedly diagnosed as hernias by ultrasonography. Establishment of the correct diagnosis of hernia among all differential diagnoses is not easy. We herein describe a very rare case of groin eosinophilic funiculitis that presented as an irreducible groin hernia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old man presented to our hospital with suspicion of a right groin hernia...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437628/advanced-biomaterials-and-microengineering-technologies-to-recapitulate-the-stepwise-process-of-cancer-metastasis
#14
REVIEW
Nitish Peela, Danh Truong, Harpinder Saini, Hunghao Chu, Samaneh Mashaghi, Stephanie L Ham, Sunil Singh, Hossein Tavana, Bobak Mosadegh, Mehdi Nikkhah
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death globally according to the World Health Organization. Although improved treatments and early diagnoses have reduced cancer related mortalities, metastatic disease remains a major clinical challenge. The local tumor microenvironment plays a significant role in cancer metastasis, where tumor cells respond and adapt to a plethora of biochemical and biophysical signals from stromal cells and extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins. Due to these complexities, there is a critical need to understand molecular mechanisms underlying cancer metastasis to facilitate the discovery of more effective therapies...
April 21, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437627/tumor-acidity-activatable-tat-targeted-nanomedicine-for-enlarged-fluorescence-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-photodynamic-therapy
#15
Meng Gao, Feng Fan, Dongdong Li, Yue Yu, Kuirong Mao, Tianmeng Sun, Haisheng Qian, Wei Tao, Xianzhu Yang
Nanoparticles simultaneously integrated the photosensitizers and diagnostic agents represent an emerging approach for imaging-guided photodynamic therapy (PDT). However, the diagnostic sensitivity and therapeutic efficacy of nanoparticles as well as the heterogeneity of tumors pose tremendous challenges for clinical imaging-guided PDT treatment. Herein, a polymeric nanoparticle with tumor acidity (pHe)-activatable TAT targeting ligand that encapsulates the photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) and chelates contrast agent Gd(3+) is successfully developed for fluorescence/magnetic resonance (MR) dual-model imaging-guided precision PDT...
April 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437625/imaging-guided-synergetic-therapy-of-orthotopic-transplantation-tumor-by-superselectively-arterial-administration-of-microwave-induced-microcapsules
#16
Shunsong Tang, Changhui Fu, Longfei Tan, Tianlong Liu, Jingsong Mao, Xiangling Ren, Hongying Su, Dan Long, Qianqian Chai, Zhongbing Huang, Xudong Chen, Jingzhuo Wang, Jun Ren, Xianwei Meng
It is an ambitious target to improve overall Hepatocellular Carcinoma therapeutic effects. Recently, MW ablation has emerged as a powerful thermal ablation technique, affording favorable survival with excellent local tumor control. To achieve better therapeutic effects of MW ablation, MW sensitizers are prepared for enhanced MW ablation to preferentially heat tumor territory. However, it is still not practicable for treatment of the orthotopic transplantation tumor. Herein, biocompatible and degradable methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (mPEG-PLGA) microcapsules with hierarchical structure have been designed for microwave-induced tumor therapy...
April 14, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437582/modified-frailty-index-predicts-postoperative-outcomes-in-older-gastrointestinal-cancer-patients
#17
Sarah A Vermillion, Fang-Chi Hsu, Robert D Dorrell, Perry Shen, Clancy J Clark
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Frailty disproportionately impacts older patients with gastrointestinal cancer, rendering them at increased risk for poor outcomes. A frailty index may aid in preoperative risk stratification. We hypothesized that high modified frailty index (mFI) scores are associated with adverse outcomes after tumor resection in older, gastrointestinal cancer patients. METHODS: Patients (60-90 years old) who underwent gastrointestinal tumor resection were identified in the 2005-2012 NSQIP Participant Use File...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437496/novel-solution-for-massive-glenoid-defects-in-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-patient-specific-glenoid-vault-reconstruction-system
#18
David M Dines, Lawrence Gulotta, Edward V Craig, Joshua S Dines
Complex glenoid deformities present the most difficult challenges in shoulder arthroplasty. These deformities may be caused by severe degenerative or congenital deformity, posttraumatic anatomy, tumor, or, in most cases, bone loss after glenoid failure in anatomical total shoulder arthroplasty. Methods of treating severe bone loss have included inlay and onlay bone-graft options with augmented fixation and, in severe cases, salvage hemiarthroplasty with limited goal expectations. Unfortunately, none of these methods has provided consistently satisfactory reproducible results...
March 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437441/fluorescence-imaging-topography-scanning-system-for-intraoperative-multimodal-imaging
#19
Tri T Quang, Hye-Yeong Kim, Forrest Sheng Bao, Francis A Papay, W Barry Edwards, Yang Liu
Fluorescence imaging is a powerful technique with diverse applications in intraoperative settings. Visualization of three dimensional (3D) structures and depth assessment of lesions, however, are oftentimes limited in planar fluorescence imaging systems. In this study, a novel Fluorescence Imaging Topography Scanning (FITS) system has been developed, which offers color reflectance imaging, fluorescence imaging and surface topography scanning capabilities. The system is compact and portable, and thus suitable for deployment in the operating room without disturbing the surgical flow...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437391/predictive-value-of-preoperative-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-determining-the-stage-of-gastric-tumor
#20
Azad Gazi Sahin, Cengiz Aydin, Mutlu Unver, Kamil Pehlivanoglu
BACKGROUND Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an indicator of the inflammatory state, and its increase has been shown to be a negative prognostic factor for many malignancies. The aim of this study was to determine whether there was a relationship between NLR and tumor aggressiveness in gastric cancer patients and to investigate the prognostic significance of NLR. MATERIAL AND METHODS The medical records of 189 patients with gastric cancer between January 2009 and January 2014 were examined for the presence of metastasis, tumor staging, tumor differentiation grade, and preoperative NLR value...
April 24, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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