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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203345/sweet-s-syndrome-associated-with-clonal-hematopoiesis-of-indeterminate-potential-responsive-to-5-azacitidine
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George Yaghmour, Eric Wiedower, Bassam Yaghmour, Sara Nunnery, Eric Duncavage, Mike G Martin
Sweet's syndrome (SS) is a rare condition characterized by the abrupt appearance of painful skin lesions due to neutrophilic dermal infiltration. Hematologic neoplasms, particularly acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs), have been commonly reported in association with SS. Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) is an emerging entity that is a precursor state to myeloid neoplasms. CHIP has not been previously associated with SS. We report the case of a 71-year-old man who presented with recurrent, painful edematous and erythematous papules and nodules for 18 months despite treatment with corticosteroids...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196319/common-skin-conditions-in-children-congenital-melanocytic-nevi-and-infantile-hemangiomas
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Brian Z Rayala, Dean S Morrell
Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are hamartomas present at birth that are composed of nevomelanocytes and thought to originate from faulty migration of precursor melanocytes in the neural crest. Classification is based on projected adult size of the lesion. CMN size correlates positively with risk of melanoma and neurocutaneous melanocytosis. Management requires a patient-centered approach that weighs the risks and benefits of and alternatives to complete removal. All children with large and giant CMN, regardless of surgical status, should be monitored closely and undergo periodic skin examination...
February 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196178/association-of-human-papillomavirus-vaccine-with-the-development-of-keratinocyte-carcinomas
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Anna J Nichols, Amber Heyna Allen, Shahjahan Shareef, Evangelos V Badiavas, Robert S Kirsner, Tim Ioannides
Importance: Keratinocyte carcinomas (KCs), consisting of squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) and basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), are the most common human malignant neoplasms. Several risk factors have been implicated in KC development. For some SCCs, particularly those in immunocompromised patients, human papillomavirus (HPV) may be an important factor. Objective: To determine whether quadrivalent HPV vaccination would affect the development of KCs in immunocompetent patients with a history of multiple KCs...
February 8, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192233/use-of-ontology-structure-and-bayesian-models-to-aid-the-crowdsourcing-of-icd-11-sanctioning-rules
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Yun Lou, Samson W Tu, Csongor Nyulas, Tania Tudorache, Robert J G Chalmers, Mark A Musen
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the de facto standard international classification for mortality reporting and for many epidemiological, clinical, and financial use cases. The next version of ICD, ICD-11, will be submitted for approval by the World Health Assembly in 2018. Unlike previous versions of ICD, where coders mostly select single codes from pre-enumerated disease and disorder codes, ICD-11 coding will allow extensive use of multiple codes to give more detailed disease descriptions...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186653/progression-of-cutaneous-plasmacytoma-to-plasma-cell-leukemia-in-a-dog
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Emily D Rout, Alba Maria M Shank, Angharad H K Waite, Andrea Siegel, Anne C Avery, Paul R Avery
A 5-year-old male neutered Bernese Mountain Dog was presented for cutaneous plasmacytoma, which was treated by surgical excision. Four months later, the dog developed multiple skin masses, hyphema, pericardial and mild bicavitary effusions, myocardial masses, and marked plasmacytosis in the peripheral blood. Circulating plasma cells expressed CD34 and MHC class II by flow cytometry. Immunocytochemistry demonstrated that these cells were strongly positive for multiple myeloma oncogene 1/interferon regulatory factor 4 (MUM-1) and weakly to moderately positive for Pax5...
February 10, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178009/isolated-ectopic-cutaneous-atypical-meningioma-of-the-scalp-another-mimicker-of-primary-adnexal-tumor
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Jonathan Konopinski, Victor G Prieto, Doina Ivan, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Michael T Tetzlaff, Jonathan L Curry, Carlos A Torres-Cabala, Gregory N Fuller, Phyu P Aung
Cutaneous meningiomas are rare tumors most commonly located in the skin and soft tissue of the scalp. They may be congenital (type I), acquired and derived from ectopic arachnoid tissue in the skin (type II), or arise through direct extension from an intracranial meningioma (type III). Despite their well-established documentation in the literature, they may escape recognition when classic features are not present. Herein, we present a case of a cutaneous atypical meningioma (≥4 mitotic figures/10 High Power Fields (HPF)) on the posterior scalp of a 31-year-old man with histologic features mimicking a malignant adnexal tumor...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169866/low-grade-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-skin-primary-cutaneous-carcinoid-tumor-as-a-distinctive-entity-of-cutaneous-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-3-cases-with-literature-review
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Keisuke Goto, Takashi Anan, Takashi Nakatsuka, Yo Kaku, Takaki Sakurai, Takaya Fukumoto, Tetsunori Kimura, Arihiro Shibata
There is scarcity of information on primary cutaneous low-grade neoplasms commonly known as carcinoid tumors, owing to their rarity. The authors present 3 cases that were named "low-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin" (LGNECS). These occurred in the dermis and subcutis of the anterior chest or the inguinal region in the elderly. Histologically, the tumors showed infiltrating proliferation of nests of various sizes, with low-grade neuroendocrine cytologic features but without mucin production. All cases exhibited varying degrees of intraductal tumor components...
February 2, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166441/expression-profile-of-sirt2-in-human-melanoma-and-implications-for-sirtuin-based-chemotherapy
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Melissa Jean Wilking-Busch, Mary Ann Ndiaye, Wei Huang, Nihal Ahmad
Melanoma is cancer of melanin-containing melanocyte cells. This neoplasm is one of the most deadly forms of skin cancer, and currently available therapeutic options are insufficient in significantly improve outcomes for many patients. Therefore, novel targets are required to effectively manage this neoplasm. Several sirtuins have previously been found to be upregulated in melanoma, so in this study, the expression profile of SIRT2 was determined. Employing a tissue microarray containing benign nevi, primary melanomas, and lymph node metastases, we have found that the tissue from lymph node metastases appears to have a significant upregulation of SIRT2 relative to primary tumors across the nuclear, cytoplasmic, and whole cell data...
February 6, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162852/the-role-of-immunosuppression-in-squamous-cell-carcinomas-arising-in-seborrheic-keratosis
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Ruzica Z Conic, Karl Napekoski, Heidi Schuetz, Melissa Piliang, Wilma Bergfeld, Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska
BACKGROUND: Seborrheic keratoses (SK) are common skin neoplasms considered to be benign. Reports of associated squamous cell carcinoma arising within seborrheic keratosis (SCC-SK) have been described. OBJECTIVE: To describe the histopathologic characteristics of SCC-SK and identify predisposing factors in formation of these rare lesions. METHODS: There were 162 cases of SCC-SK in a span of a decade (2003-2014). All of the histopathologic specimens and medical records were reviewed...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155840/osteitis-in-the-course-of-pyodema-gangrenosum-case-raport
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Andrzej Kaźmierczak-Koćwin, Robert Pieczyrak, Damian Kusz, Eugeniusz Kucharz, Marcin Kusz
We present the case of a male patient admitted to the Department of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Traumatology, Medical University of Silesia (MUS) in Katowice, due to a right hindfoot abscess with calcaneal infiltration and pain in the forehead and the back, with evidence of local inflammation. The patient had a history of ulcerative colitis and sclerosing cholangitis was suspected. During the hospital stay, the patient underwent calcaneal CT, surgery (resection of an inflammatory focus) and MRI of the thoracic and lumbosacral spine, which revealed inflamed spinous processes of the Th10, Th11 and Th12 vertebrae...
November 30, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133821/total-skin-electron-therapy-as-treatment-for-epitheliotropic-lymphoma-in-a-dog
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Domenico Santoro, Lyndsay Kubicek, Bo Lu, William Craft, Julia Conway
BACKGROUND: Mycosis fungoides (MF) is an uncommon cutaneous neoplasm in dogs. Treatment options are limited. Total skin electron therapy (TSET) has been suggested as a possible therapy for canine MF. OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of TSET as palliative treatment for MF in a dog. RESULTS: An adult dog, previously diagnosed with nonepidermolytic ichthyosis, was presented with generalized erythroderma, alopecia and erosions. Histopathology revealed a densely cellular, well-demarcated, unencapsulated infiltrate extending from the epidermis to the mid-dermis compatible with MF...
January 29, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130778/photo-co-carcinogenesis-of-topically-applied-retinyl-palmitate-in-skh-1-hairless-mice
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Mary D Boudreau, Frederick A Beland, Robert P Felton, Peter P Fu, Paul C Howard, Paul W Mellick, Brett T Thorn, Greg R Olson
Cosmetic products that contain retinyl palmitate are popular as anti-aging skin treatments; however, recent studies suggest a risk for enhanced skin tumor development with topical retinyl palmitate applications and exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR). In this study, we investigated the potential of retinyl palmitate to enhance UVR-induced photo co-carcinogenesis. Groups of 36 male and 36 female SKH-1 hairless mice were exposed to simulated solar light (SSL) and treated with the control cream or creams containing retinyl palmitate, five days per week for 40 weeks...
January 28, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120777/muir-torre-syndrome-caused-by-exonic-deletion-of-mlh1-due-to-homologous-recombination
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Mirei Shiki, Tokimasa Hida, Kokichi Sugano, Rie Kaneko, Takafumi Kamiya, Akihiro Sakurai, Toshiharu Yamashita
BACKGROUND: Muir-Torre syndrome (MTS) is characterized by sebaceous neoplasms with internal malignancies and regarded as a variant of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). Pathogenic variations of MTS have been identified in the MSH2, MLH1, and MSH6 genes, with the majority of variations located in MSH2. OBJECTIVES: To present an MTS patient who was the only individual with skin malignancies within a cancer-prone pedigree and to show the usefulness of RNA-based genetic analysis in the investigation of MTS...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114787/multi-point-thermal-sensors-associated-with-improved-oncological-outcomes-following-cryoablation
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Jeremy W Martin, Roshan Patel, Zhamshid Okhunov, Aashay Vyas, Duane Vajgrt, Ralph Clayman
INTRODUCTION: Cryoablation (CA) is a minimally invasive modality for the management of small renal cortical neoplasms (RCN). Successful ablation is dependent on achieving target temperatures during CA that result in tumor cell death. We investigated long-term oncological outcomes following CA using Multi-Point Thermal Sensors (MTS), which allow precise temperature determination at four points along the needle. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 20 patients with < 4 cm RCN who underwent de novo CA from 2005 to 2009...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103270/cold-atmospheric-plasma-created-at-the-tip-of-an-elongated-flexible-capillary-using-low-electric-current-can-slow-the-progression-of-melanoma
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Y Binenbaum, G Ben-David, Z Gil, Ya Z Slutsker, M A Ryzhkov, J Felsteiner, Ya E Krasik, J T Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Cold Atmospheric Plasma Jet (CAPJ), with ion temperature close to room temperature, has tremendous potential in biomedical engineering, and can potentially offer a therapeutic option that allows cancer cell elimination without damaging healthy tissue. We developed a hand-held flexible device for the delivery of CAPJ to the treatment site, with a modified high-frequency pulse generator operating at a RMS voltage of <1.2 kV and gas flow in the range 0.3-3 l/min. The aims of our study were to characterize the CAPJ emitted from the device, and to evaluate its efficacy in elimination of cancer cells in-vitro and in-vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101024/bazex-syndrome-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma-high-expression-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-in-lesional-keratinocytes-with-th2-immune-shift
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Maki Amano, Takaaki Hanafusa, Sakiko Chikazawa, Makiko Ueno, Takeshi Namiki, Ken Igawa, Keiko Miura, Hiroo Yokozeki
An 82-year-old Japanese man was referred for detailed examination of hyperkeratotic erythematous plaques on his palms and soles for 6 months. Two weeks before his first visit, he had undergone lung lobectomy for right lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Laboratory findings showed elevations of eosinophil counts, serum IgE, thymus and activation-regulated chemokine, SCC antigen, and soluble interleukin-2 receptor levels. Histological results of a skin biopsy involving the left palm showed psoriasiform dermatitis...
September 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097678/aberrant-tyrosinase-expression-in-an-atypical-fibroxanthoma-a-case-report
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Amy Weiss, Vijay Vanchinathan, Eun Ji Kwon
Atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX) is a histologic mimicker of a variety of spindle cell neoplasms and careful microscopic and immunohistochemical evaluation is critical in establishing the correct diagnosis. Here we report the histologic and immunohistochemical work-up of a 1 cm nodule involving the left dorsal hand of a 66-year-old patient. Light microscopy revealed fascicles of spindled and pleomorphic cells within the dermis demonstrating increased mitotic activity occurring in the background of sun-damaged skin...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088345/phenotypic-characterization-of-perivascular-myoid-cell-neoplasms-using-myosin-1b-a-newly-identified-human-pericyte-marker
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Shiori Meguro, Taisuke Akamatsu, Sayomi Matsushima, Isao Kosugi, Hideya Kawasaki, Yosifumi Arai, Satoshi Baba, Takashi Tsuchida, Youji Shido, Takafumi Suda, Toshihide Iwashita
Our aim was to identify pericyte-specific markers for the analysis of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) human tissue samples, and to characterize perivascular myoid cell neoplasms phenotypically. Previously identified pericyte markers failed to distinguish pericytes from other cellular types, such as vascular smooth muscle cells (vSMCs) and fibroblasts, in immunohistochemical (IHC) analysis. However, we compared gene expression profiles between pericytes, vSMCs, and fibroblasts, and performed human skin vasculature IHC analysis, which led to the identification of myosin 1B (MYO1B) as a novel pericyte marker...
January 11, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079821/febuxostat-induced-agranulocytosis-in-an-end-stage-renal-disease-patient-a-case-report
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Xue Er Poh, Chien-Te Lee, Sung-Nan Pei
INTRODUCTION: Febuxostat, a nonpurine xanthine oxidase inhibitor, is approved as the first-line urate-lowering therapy in gout patients with normal renal function or mild to moderate renal impairment. The most common adverse effects of febuxostat are liver function test abnormalities, diarrhea, and skin rash. However, there is insufficient data in patients with severe renal impairment and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We report the first case, to our knowledge, in which agranulocytosis developed after febuxostat treatment in an ESRD patient...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066666/ct-guided-percutaneous-microwave-ablation-of-pulmonary-malignant-tumors
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Wei-Chun Ko, Yee-Fan Lee, Yi-Chang Chen, Ning Chien, Yu-Sen Huang, Yao-Hui Tseng, Jang-Ming Lee, Hsao-Hsun Hsu, Jin-Shing Chen, Yeun-Chung Chang
BACKGROUND: Microwave ablation (MWA) of lung tumors is a new approach for local tumor control. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the preliminary results of safety and efficacy of MWA with a dynamic frequency range (902-928 MHz) and power (10-32 W) for local tumor control of thoracic malignancies. METHODS: From December 1, 2013 to February 1, 2016, there were total 32 lung tumors among 15 patients (7 men, 8 women, age range 43-82 years, mean 57...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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