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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454285/pou5f1b-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-proliferation-by-activating-akt
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Yaozhen Pan, Lei Zhan, Ling Chen, Hong Zhang, Chengyi Sun, Chungen Xing
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common tumors, so far, there still aren't good therapeutic methods. Looking for new targets makes a top priority. In this study, we found a OCT4 pseudogene, POU5F1B was significantly upregulated in HCC cells and tissues, patients with high POU5F1B had shorter survival time compared to patients with low POU5F1B expression. POU5F1B overexpression promoted HCC proliferation, while its knockdown inhibited HCC proliferation determined by MTT assay, soft agar growth assay, BrdU incorporation assay, and cell cycle assay...
February 14, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453764/comparative-analysis-of-human-ucb-and-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-their-differentiation-potential-into-brown-and-white-adipocytes
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Afrooz Rashnonejad, Gulinnaz Ercan, Cumhur Gunduz, Ali Akdemir, Yigit Ozer Tiftikcioglu
The differentiation potential of umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UCB-MSCs) into brown and white adipocytes in comparison to Adipose tissue derived MSCs (AD-MSCs) were investigated in order to characterize their potency for future cell therapies. MSCs were isolated from ten UCB samples and six liposuction materials. MSCs were differentiated into white and brown adipocytes after characterization by flow cytometry. Differentiated adipocytes were stained with Oil Red O and hematoxylin/eosin...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Biology Reports
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/29452831/painless-urethral-bleeding-during-penile-erection-in-an-adult-man-with-klippel-trenaunay-syndrome-a-case-report
#4
Hongen Lei, Xing Guan, Hu Han, Xiaosong Qian, Xiaoguang Zhou, Xiaodong Zhang, Long Tian
INTRODUCTION: Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a rare congenital vascular disorder characterized by a triad of cutaneous port wine capillary malformations, varicose veins, and hemihypertrophy of bone and soft tissues. AIMS: To report on a rare case of KTS in an adult man manifested by painless urethral bleeding during penile erection briefly review the clinical presentation and management of the genitourinary forms of this syndrome. METHODS: On presentation, the clinical features of this patient, including medical history, signs and symptoms, and imaging examinations, were recorded...
February 13, 2018: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451989/all-done-procedure-by-laser-in-free-gingival-graft-treatment-a-case-series-study
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Reza Fekrazad, Nasim Chiniforush, Katayoun Kalhori
AIM: This case series study evaluated the application of Er;Cr:YSGG laser for a free gingival graft procedure and the effect of low level laser therapy on post surgical pain and wound healing. CASES: 6 cases with mucogingival problems needing free gingival grafts were selected. First, the recipient site was anesthetized and de-epithelialization was done with a Er;Cr:YSGG laser. After tracing the palatal donor site with the laser, the graft was harvested. For root modification of the recipient tooth, conditioning of the dentin was done by the same laser...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450214/-mycobacterium-abscessus-complex-infections-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Maroun Sfeir, Marissa Walsh, Rossana Rosa, Laura Aragon, Sze Yan Liu, Timothy Cleary, Marylee Worley, Corey Frederick, Lilian M Abbo
Background: Infections caused by Mycobacterium abscessus group strains are usually resistant to multiple antimicrobials and challenging to treat worldwide. We describe the risk factors, treatment, and clinical outcomes of patients in 2 large academic medical centers in the United States. Methods: A retrospective cohort study of hospitalized adults with a positive culture for M. abscessus in Miami, Florida (January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2014). Demographics, comorbidities, the source of infection, antimicrobial susceptibilities, and clinical outcomes were analyzed...
February 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447310/retrospective-evaluation-of-factors-related-to-the-outcomes-of-regenerative-therapy-for-implants-affected-by-peri-implantitis
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Stuart J Froum, Paul S Rosen, Wendy Cw Wang, Scott H Froum, Shalin Vinayak
The aim of this retrospective study was to examine the histories of 100 patients with 170 implants that were consecutively treated and reported in a previous study to identify which patient and implant factors might have affected the outcomes of therapy. Patient factors included history of periodontitis, hypertension, cardiac problems, rheumatoid arthritis, smoking, and penicillin allergy. Implant factors included whether the prosthesis was cemented or screw retained and initial bone loss (≤ 50% or > 50% of implant length)...
March 2018: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445528/an-update-on-mandibular-advancement-devices-for-the-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-hypopnoea-syndrome
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REVIEW
Shadi Basyuni, Michal Barabas, Tim Quinnell
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) remains the gold standard treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS). However, the high efficacy of CPAP is offset by intolerance and poor compliance, which can undermine effectiveness. This means that alternatives to CPAP are also necessary. In recent years, oral appliances have emerged as the leading alternative to CPAP. There is now a strong body of evidence supporting their use in OSAHS and clinical guidelines now recommend their use in mild OSAHS and in more severe cases when CPAP fails...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443850/does-an-algorithmic-approach-to-using-brachytherapy-and-external-beam-radiation-result-in-good-function-local-control-rates-and-low-morbidity-in-patients-with-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Jason Klein, Alex Ghasem, Samuel Huntley, Nathan Donaldson, Martin Keisch, Sheila Conway
BACKGROUND: High-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) and external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) are two modalities used in the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma. Previous work at our institution showed early complications and outcomes for patients treated with HDR-BT, EBRT, or a combination of both radiation therapy modalities. As the general indications for each of these approaches to radiation therapy differ, it is important to evaluate the use of each in an algorithmic way, reflecting how they are used in contemporary practice at sites that use these treatments...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442297/a-single-center-cost-analysis-of-treating-primary-and-metastatic-brain-cancers-with-either-brain-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-litt-or-craniotomy
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Eric C Leuthardt, Jeff Voigt, Albert H Kim, Pete Sylvester
BACKGROUND: Brain laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) under magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance has recently gained US clinical approval for the ablation of soft, neurological tissue. LITT is a minimally invasive alternative to craniotomy. OBJECTIVE: While safety and efficacy are the focus of most current LITT studies, it is unclear how acute care costs (inpatient care ± aftercare) of LITT compare to craniotomy in an academic medical center. Therefore, the purpose of this analysis is to examine these costs of using brain LITT under MRI guidance compared to craniotomy in complex anatomies...
March 2017: PharmacoEconomics Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439882/radiation-therapy-to-sites-of-metastatic-disease-as-part-of-consolidation-in-high-risk-neuroblastoma-can-long-term-control-be-achieved
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Dana L Casey, Ken L Pitter, Brian H Kushner, Nai-Kong V Cheung, Shakeel Modak, Michael P LaQuaglia, Suzanne L Wolden
PURPOSE: As part of consolidative therapy in high-risk neuroblastoma, modern protocols recommend radiation therapy (RT) both to the primary site and to sites of metastatic disease that persist after induction chemotherapy. Although there are abundant data showing excellent local control (LC) with 21 Gy directed at the primary site, there are few data describing the feasibility and efficacy of RT directed at metastatic sites of disease as part of consolidation. METHODS AND MATERIALS: All patients with neuroblastoma who received RT to metastatic sites of disease as a part of consolidative therapy at a single institution between 2000 and 2015 were reviewed...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437879/characterizing-the-potency-and-impact-of-carbon-ion-therapy-in-a-primary-mouse-model-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Jeremy Michael Brownstein, Amy Jordan Wisdom, Katherine D Castle, Yvonne M Mowery, Peter M Guida, Chang-Lung Lee, Francesco Tommasino, Chiara La Tessa, Emanuele Scifoni, Junheng Gao, Lixia Luo, Lorraine Da Silva Campos, Yan Ma, Nerissa Williams, Sin-Ho Jung, Marco Durante, David G Kirsch
Carbon ion therapy (CIT) offers several potential advantages for treating cancers compared with X-ray and proton radiotherapy including increased biological efficacy and more conformal dosimetry. However, CIT potency has not been characterized in primary tumor animal models. Here, we calculate the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of carbon ions compared to X-rays in an autochthonous mouse model of soft tissue sarcoma. We used Cre/loxP technology to generate primary sarcomas in KrasLSL-G12D/+; p53fl/fl mice...
February 7, 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436307/cancers-of-the-major-salivary-gland
#13
Eugene Son, Aru Panwar, Charles H Mosher, Daniel Lydiatt
Salivary gland malignancies are rare tumors that comprise multiple histologic entities with diverse clinical behavior. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is the most frequent primary salivary malignancy, followed by adenoid cystic and acinic cell carcinoma. Although most salivary malignancies are asymptomatic, presentation with a rapidly enlarging mass may be accompanied by pain, functional neurologic deficits, soft-tissue invasion, or nodal enlargement. Assessment of clinical behavior and physical exam greatly contributes to diagnostic workup...
February 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435836/oral-and-dental-health-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
#14
Joel B Epstein, Andrei Barasch
A diagnosis of head and neck cancer (HNC) is typically followed by therapy that is associated with immediate and long-lasting toxic consequences. HNC patients' oral health needs may be complex and are best addressed in multidisciplinary collaborative teams including surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, dental providers, nutrition, speech/swallow specialists, and physical therapists. Oral health maintenance also requires patient compliance and caregiver support. The role of dental providers begins prior to cancer diagnosis and continues through survivorship...
2018: Cancer Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435393/spontaneous-pneumothoraces-and-hemothoraces-in-sarcomas
#15
Fatima Ezzeddine, Shadia Jalal
Spontaneous pneumothoraces and hemothoraces are rare manifestations of sarcomas occurring more commonly in specific histologic types, chemotherapy and/or anti-angiogenic therapy. Early identification of spontaneous pneumothoraces and hemothoraces improves the clinical outcomes. In this article, we present a case series of three patients with soft tissue and bone sarcomas who developed spontaneous pneumothoraces and/or hemothoraces and discuss the current literature highlighting the evidence behind these complications...
December 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434923/long-term-outcomes-of-patients-with-soft-tissue-sarcoma-of-the-chest-wall-analysis-of-the-prognostic-significance-of-microscopic-margins
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Kamran Harati, Jonas Kolbenschlag, Jens Bohm, Hiltrud Niggemann, Hamid Joneidi-Jafari, Ingo Stricker, Marcus Lehnhardt, Adrien Daigeler
Data on prognostic factors and treatment outcomes for chest wall soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are sparse. Wide resections with negative margins are the mainstay of therapy, but the prognostic impact of surgical margins remains controversial. The purpose of the present study was to determine the significance of microscopic margins through a long-term follow-up. The associations between local recurrence-free survival (LRFS), overall survival (OS) and potential prognostic factors were retrospectively assessed in a consecutive series of 110 patients who were suitable for surgical treatment with curative intent...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433875/alterations-in-cancer-stem-cell-marker-cd44-expression-predict-oncologic-outcome-in-soft-tissue-sarcomas
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Timothy Henderson, Mingyi Chen, Morgan A Darrow, Chin-Shang Li, Chi-Lu Chiu, Arta M Monjazeb, William J Murphy, Robert J Canter
BACKGROUND: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been shown to resist chemotherapy and promote metastasis after cytotoxic therapies. We sought to determine if the expression of CSC markers (aldehyde dehydrogenase [ALDH], CD44, and epidermal growth factor receptor [EGFR]) predicted outcomes in soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) patients. METHODS: We queried an institutional database of 23 STS patients and evaluated immunohistochemical expression of CSC markers ALDH, CD44, and EGFR...
March 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432345/18f-fdg-pet-ct-findings-in-a-patient-with-igg4-related-sclerosing-mesenteritis
#18
Zhanli Fu, Guoqian Chen, Meng Liu, Ziao Li, Qian Li
A large mass in the abdomen was revealed by ultrasonography on a 68-year-old woman presenting with abdominal pain and weight loss. To exclude the malignancy, an F-FDG PET/CT was performed, which showed a solitary soft tissue mass with heterogeneous F-FDG avidity at the root of small bowel mesentery. Because of the elevation of inflammatory markers and serum IgG4 level, IgG4-related sclerosing mesenteritis was suspected, which was proved by the subsequent biopsy. The mass gradually shrunk and ultimately disappeared in 6 months after a low-dose steroid therapy...
February 9, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426958/epiphyseal-hyperplasia-caused-by-an-ectopic-ossification-center-of-the-distal-tibia-presentation-of-a-pediatric-case-with-13-years-of-radiological-surveillance
#19
Susanne Scheipl, Stefan Tauber, Marko Bergovec, Andreas Leithner, Gerhard Ranner
Herein, we report the case of a 4-year-old boy, who presented with a cortical lytic lesion of his distal tibia. It was located eccentrically, measured 2 cm in its craniocaudal diameter, and was associated with a lamella-like soft-tissue mineralization that resembled a periosteal reaction. Thus, the lesion's radiographic features were initially suggestive of an aggressive disease. However, further imaging revealed the lesion to be of cartilaginous origin and to extend into the metaphysis, thus creating the aspect of hyperplastic epiphyseal cartilage...
February 9, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426804/escmid-study-group-for-infections-in-compromised-hosts-esgich-consensus-document-on-the-safety-of-targeted-and-biologic-therapies-an-infectious-diseases-perspective-cell-surface-receptors-and-associated-signaling-pathways
#20
REVIEW
J Aguilar-Company, M Fernández-Ruiz, R García-Campelo, A C Garrido-Castro, I Ruiz-Camps
BACKGROUND: The present review is part of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts (ESGICH) consensus document on the safety of targeted and biologic therapies. AIMS: To review, from an infectious diseases perspective, the safety profile of therapies targeting cell surface receptors and associated signaling pathways among cancer patients and to suggest preventive recommendations...
February 6, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
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