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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516286/establishment-of-a-tumor-sphere-cell-line-from-a-metastatic-brain-neuroendocrine-tumor
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Ryoichi Iwata, Masato Maruyama, Tomoki Ito, Yosuke Nakano, Yonehiro Kanemura, Taro Koike, Souichi Oe, Kunikazu Yoshimura, Masahiro Nonaka, Shosaku Nomura, Tetsuo Sugimoto, Hisao Yamada, Akio Asai
Neuroendocrine tumors are rare, and little is known about the existence of cancer stem cells in this disease. Identification of the tumorigenic population will contribute to the development of effective therapies targeting neuroendocrine tumors. Surgically resected brain metastases from a primary neuroendocrine tumor of unknown origin were dissociated and cultured in serum-free neurosphere medium. Stem cell properties, including self-renewal, differentiation potential, and stem cell marker expression, were examined...
May 17, 2017: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482433/-clinical-characteristics-of-13-neuroendocrine-prostate-cancer-patients
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W H Zhang, T G Si, X L Yang, B Yang, C F Liu, H P Yu, W G Xing, Z Guo
Objective: To explore the radiological, pathological features and clinical characteristics of neuroendocrine prostate cancer patients(NEPC). Methods: The clinical characteristics and pathology data of 13 neuroendocrine prostate cancer patients treated in the Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin Medical University from January 2004 to January 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. Results: Of all 13 patients, three cases were primally diagnosed small cell cancer, and 10 cases were translated to neuroendocrine type from adenocarcinoma after endocrine therapy...
May 9, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477260/atypical-thymic-carcinoid-manifesting-with-nephrotic-range-proteinuria-in-a-7-year-old-boy
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Jolanta Soltysiak, Danuta Ostalska-Nowicka, Katarzyna Zaorska, Karolina Sterzyńska, Katarzyna Derwich, Jacek Zachwieja
BACKGROUND: Nephrotic-range proteinuria as a paraneoplastic syndrome (PNS) is an exceptional presentation, especially in children. It is usually associated with hematologic malignancies. Solid tumors are very rare causes of proteinuria. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: We present the case of a 7-year-old boy with an extremely rare atypical thymic carcinoid accompanied by nephrotic-range proteinuria as PNS. The kidney biopsy was consistent with minimal change disease (MCD)...
May 5, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446479/severe-chronic-diarrhoea-secondary-to-primary-lymph-node-gastrinoma
#4
Mouhanna Abu Ghanimeh, Khalil Abuamr, Esmat Sadeddin, Osama Yousef
The existence of primary lymph node (LN) gastrinoma is questionable and controversial. In fact, the presence of gastrinoma in such uncommon site raises the possibility of metastasis from another occult primary site. An extensive evaluation and careful follow-up is always warranted. A female aged 48 years presented with chronic abdominal pain and watery diarrhoea. Her serum gastrin and chromogranin were elevated, and an underlying gastrinoma was suspected. Further evaluation with an octreotide scan, an endoscopic ultrasound and a secretin stimulation test confirmed the diagnosis...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436665/intra-and-interskeletal-proteome-variations-in-fresh-and-buried-bones
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Noemi Procopio, Andrew T Chamberlain, Michael Buckley
Proteomic methods are acquiring greater importance in archaeology and palaeontology due to the longevity of proteins in skeletal remains. There are also developing interests in forensic applications, offering the potential to shed light on post-mortem intervals and age at death estimation. However, our understanding of intra- and interskeletal proteome variations is currently severely limited. Here, we evaluated the proteomes obtained from five distinct subsamples of different skeletal elements from buried pig carcasses to ascertain the extent of variation within and between individuals...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350976/neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-common-bile-duct-case-report
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C Raspanti, N Falco, V Silvestri, G Rotolo, S Bonventre, G Gulotta
Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are a very heterogeneous group of neoplasms; in recent years we have seen an increase in their incidence (3.65 /100.000/year). They can be associated with hereditary endocrine syndromes (MEN, Von Hippel Lindau); they can occur at any age and the incidence is slightly higher in men than women. The aetiology of the neuroendocrine tumors is unclear; in most cases, inflammation of the bile ducts may be the underlying cause and for this reason, the initial patient's evaluation should be focused on the different aspects concerning the oncological one and the possible sequelae of the biliary obstructions that can evolve in biliary sepsis...
November 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334992/utility-of-chromogranin-b-compared-with-chromogranin-a-as-a-biomarker-in-japanese-patients-with-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Masami Miki, Tetsuhide Ito, Masayuki Hijioka, Lingaku Lee, Kohei Yasunaga, Keijiro Ueda, Takashi Fujiyama, Yuichi Tachibana, Ken Kawabe, Robert T Jensen, Yoshihiro Ogawa
Objective: Currently, serum chromogranin A is a well-established biomarker for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors; however, other pancreatic diseases, oral use of a proton pump inhibitor and renal impairment can affect chromogranin A. Meanwhile, chromogranin B, belonging to the same granin family as chromogranin A, is not fully examined in these conditions. The present study aimed to evaluate the utility of chromogranin B as a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor biomarker. Methods: Serum chromogranin B levels were determined by radioimmunoassay and serum chromogranin A levels by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (n = 91) and other pancreatic conditions, and in healthy people (n = 104), to assess the relationships with clinical features...
March 17, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327907/a-randomized-open-label-phase-2-study-of-everolimus-in-combination-with-pasireotide-lar-or-everolimus-alone-in-advanced-well-differentiated-progressive-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-cooperate-2-trial
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M H Kulke, P Ruszniewski, E Van Cutsem, C Lombard-Bohas, J W Valle, W W De Herder, M Pavel, E Degtyarev, J C Brase, L Bubuteishvili-Pacaud, M Voi, R Salazar, I Borbath, N Fazio, D Smith, J Capdevila, R P Riechelmann, J C Yao
Background: Several studies have demonstrated the antitumor activity of first-generation somatostatin analogs (SSAs), primarily targeting somatostatin receptor (sstr) subtypes 2 and 5, in neuroendocrine tumors (NET). Pasireotide, a second-generation SSA, targets multiple sstr subtypes. We compared the efficacy and safety of pasireotide plus everolimus to everolimus alone in patients with advanced, well-differentiated, progressive pancreatic NET (pNET). Patients and methods: Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive a combination of everolimus (10 mg/d, orally) and pasireotide long-acting release (LAR; 60 mg/28 d, intramuscularly) or everolimus alone (10 mg/d, orally); stratified by prior SSA use, and baseline serum chromogranin A and neuron-specific enolase...
March 6, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321346/a-perplexing-case-of-abdominal-pain-that-led-to-the-diagnosis-of-zollinger-ellison-syndrome
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Adrienne Lenhart, Mona Hassan, Alireza Meighani, Omar Sadiq, Yousuf Siddiqui
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) is a rare clinical disorder, characterized by hypersecretion of gastric acid and multiple ulcers distal to the duodenal bulb. This occurs via the release of gastrin by neuroendocrine tumors known as gastrinomas. Patients with ZES present with nonspecific GI symptoms, which often leads to a delay in diagnosis. Our patient is a 55-year-old female with chronic abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. She underwent EGD, EUS, MRCP, CT scans, and cholecystectomy, which did not reveal the cause of her symptoms...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302203/-changes-in-serum-chromogranin-a-and-urotensin-ii-levels-in-children-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Yao-Yao Cheng, Jin-Dou An, Song Feng, Wei Ge
OBJECTIVE: To examine the changes in serum chromogranin A (CgA) and urotensin II (U II) levels in children with chronic heart failure (CHF) and their clinical significance. METHODS: A total of 58 children with CHF, among whom 17 had endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE) and 41 had dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), were selected as CHF group, and 20 healthy children were selected as control group. Serum levels of CgA and U II were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and the level of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) was determined by bi-directional lateral flow immunoassay...
March 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284048/short-communication-salivary-haptoglobin-and-chromogranin-a-as-non-invasive-markers-during-restraint-stress-in-pigs
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Yanping Huang, Zhiqing Liu, Weifeng Liu, Chao Yin, Le Ci, Ruqian Zhao, Xiaojing Yang
The objective of present study was to investigate changes in salivary components during restraint to identify potential markers of stress. Pigs were subjected to a nasal snare stress (Experiment 1) or an immobilization stress (Experiment 2) by being enclosed in a steel cage. Saliva was collected before, during and after the stress, respectively. Salivary cortisol, serum amyloid A (SAA), haptoglobin (HP), chromogranin A (CgA), amylase, K(+), Ca(2+) and lactoferrin content were detected. The results showed that in Experiment 1, HP and CgA content increased significantly at 10min during the restraint (P<0...
February 27, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225994/a-rare-case-of-ectopic-acth-syndrome-originating-from-malignant-renal-paraganglioma
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Esra Tutal, Demet Yılmazer, Taner Demirci, Evrim Cakır, Salih Sinan Gültekin, Bahadır Celep, Oya Topaloğlu, Erman Çakal
Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) syndrome is characterized by hypercortisolism due to the hypersecretion of a non-pituitary ACTH-secreting tumor leading to Cushing's syndrome. Only a few cases have been reported previously as causing ectopic ACTH related to paraganglioma. Herein, we present a case of Cushing's syndrome, in who was proved to be attributable to an ACTH-secreting renal malignant paraganglioma. A 40-year-old woman presented with a five-month history of newly diagnosed hypertension and diabetes, weakness, hyperpigmentation, oligomenorrhea, hirsutism, and acneiform lesions...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222414/urinary-steroid-metabolites-in-a-case-of-florid-ectopic-cushing-s-syndrome-and-clinical-correlations
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Angelos Kyriacou, Karolina M Stepien, Basil Issa
A 51-year old woman was admitted with multiple cerebral, pulmonary and intra-abdominal abscesses. The combination of apparent immunosuppression, obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypokalaemia, osteoporotic fractures and bilateral shoulder avascular necrosis led to a clinical diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome (CS). This was biochemically confirmed as follows: midnight serum cortisol 4275 nmol/L (60-250), non-suppressed overnight dexamethasone suppression test, raised salivary cortisol 716 nmol/L (5-46) and ACTH 639 ng/L (0-46)...
October 2016: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131880/homocysteine-measurement-in-pig-saliva-assay-validation-and-changes-after-acute-stress-and-experimental-inflammation-models-a-pilot-study
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F Tecles, D Escribano, S Martínez-Miró, J J Cerón
High homocysteine (Hcy) concentration in serum has been associated to stress and inflammation in humans, but this association has not been studied in saliva in any animal species. The purpose of this research was to study salivary Hcy levels in pigs under stressful and inflammatory conditions. A commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay specific for Hcy determination in pigs was adapted and validated in saliva, yielding reproducible and accurate results. Hcy was measured in paired serum-saliva samples and no correlation was observed between serum and salivary Hcy...
January 17, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107595/chromogranin-a-and-neurone-specific-enolase-variations-during-the-first-3-months-of-abiraterone-therapy-predict-outcomes-in-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Liancheng Fan, Yanqing Wang, Chenfei Chi, Jiahua Pan, Shangguan Xun, Zhixiang Xin, Jianian Hu, Lixin Zhou, Baijun Dong, Wei Xue
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic utility of serum chromogranin A (CgA) and neurone-specific enolase (NSE) variations during the first 3 months of abiraterone acetate (AA) treatment in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The serum levels of CgA, NSE were measured at baseline and after 3 months of AA treatment in 40 patients with mCRPC. Outcome measures were prostate-specific antigen progression-free survival (PSA-PFS), radiographic PFS (rPFS), and overall survival (OS)...
January 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049540/catestatin-and-vasostatin-concentrations-in-healthy-dogs
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Thanikul Srithunyarat, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd V Höglund, Ulf Olsson, Mats Stridsberg, Supranee Jitpean, Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt, Ann Pettersson
BACKGROUND: The neuroendocrine glycoprotein chromogranin A is a useful biomarker in humans for neuroendocrine tumors and stress. Chromogranin A can be measured in both blood and saliva. The objective of this study was to investigate concentrations of and correlation between the chromogranin A epitopes catestatin and vasostatin in healthy dogs accustomed to the sample collection procedures. Blood and saliva samples were collected from 10 research Beagle dogs twice daily for 5 consecutive days, and from 33 privately-owned blood donor dogs in association with 50 different blood donation occasions...
January 3, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012334/infarcted-mesothelial-cyst-a-case-report
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Fernando Navarro, Eric Schmieler, Walter Beversdorf
INTRODUCTION: Mesenteric and omental mesothelial cysts are rare, accounting for only 1 in 100,000 hospital admissions for abdominal pain (Tan Jane et al., 2009) [1]. They are often discovered only on CT imaging, which is frequently non-definitive in identifying an exact tissue source owing to overlapping radiographic features with other masses (Stoupis et al., 1994) [2]. The symptoms manifested by such masses are also nonspecific, favoring consideration of more frequently encountered problems in the scope of general surgery over cystic masses in the differential diagnosis...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012116/serum-chromogranin-a-as-a-complementary-marker-for-the-prediction-of-prostate-cancer-specific-survival
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Christian Niedworok, Stephan Tschirdewahn, Henning Reis, Nils Lehmann, Miklós Szücs, Péter Nyirády, Imre Romics, Herbert Rübben, Tibor Szarvas
Better prognostication of clinically localized prostate cancer (PCA) is urgently needed. Former studies using different study end-points provided controversial results regarding the prognostic value of serum chromogranin A (CGA) in clinically localized PCA. However, serum CGA was not tested for correlation with the most significant study end-point of long-term disease-specific survival (DSS). CGA and matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP7) levels were measured by the BRAHMS KRYPTOR in two independent patient groups with 127 serum and 110 plasma samples...
December 23, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989046/valve-replacement-in-patients-with-carcinoid-heart-disease-choosing-the-right-valve-at-the-right-time
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Amit Korach, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg, Joseph Atlan, Abeer Dabah, Karine Atlan, Ehud Rudis, Amir Elami, David J Gross, Michael J Reardon, Oz M Shapira
BACKGROUND: The prosthetic valve of choice in patients with carcinoid valve disease (CVD) remains controversial due to the limited life expectancy of patients with advanced-stage neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) on the one hand, and concerns regarding structural valve deterioration (SVD) on the other hand. METHODS: The records of 17 patients (11 females, seven males; mean age 65 ± 11 years; undergoing 18 operations) with primarily right heart failure due to CVD were reviewed...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852814/spontaneous-proliferative-and-neoplastic-lesions-in-thyroid-and-parathyroid-glands-of-nondomestic-felids
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Jenny P Pope, James Steeil, Edward C Ramsay, Danielle Reel, Shelley J Newman
Based on microscopic and immunohistochemical characterization, we documented spontaneous proliferative and neoplastic lesions in the thyroid and parathyroid glands of nondomestic felids. Ten animals (4 leopards, 3 tigers, and 3 cougars), all with a previous diagnosis of thyroid neoplasia were identified from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine database. The mean age of affected animals was 15.9 y. Twelve neoplasms were identified; 2 animals had 2 concurrent neoplasms. After immunohistochemical characterization using a panel of chromogranin A, thyroglobulin, and calcitonin, 7 of the former thyroid neoplasms were diagnosed as thyroid adenomas, 1 was diagnosed as a thyroid carcinoma, and 4 were diagnosed as parathyroid adenomas...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
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