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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809039/juvenile-melanomas-western-australian-melanoma-advisory-service-experience
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Jie Xin Xu, Sharnice Koek, Samantha Lee, Mark Hanikeri, Mark Lee, Trevor Beer, Christobel Saunders
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Juvenile melanoma (before 20 years of age) is a rare condition with poorly defined risk factors. We describe features of juvenile melanoma in Western Australia over the last two decades. METHOD: A retrospective review of juvenile melanomas was conducted from prospectively maintained databases, reviewed for patients' characteristics, clinical information, histology, treatment, recurrence and survival data. RESULTS: Altogether 95 cases of juvenile melanoma were reported to the Western Australian Cancer Registry between 2000 and 2013...
August 15, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799121/3-t-multiparametric-mri-characteristics-of-prostate-cancer-patients-suspicious-for-biochemical-recurrence-after-primary-focal-cryosurgery-hemiablation
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Michael Kongnyuy, Daniel M Halpern, Corinne C Liu, Kaitlin E Kosinski, David J Habibian, Anthony T Corcoran, Aaron E Katz
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to report on multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) characteristics of post-primary focal cryosurgery (PFC) patients suspected of biochemical recurrence (BCR) by the Phoenix criteria. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients at our institution who had undergone PFC. Prostate-specific antigen nadir was determined using 2 or more post-PFC values. Suspicion of BCR was determined using the Phoenix criteria (nadir + 2 ng/ml). At the discretion of the physician, pre-and post-PFC 3-T mpMRIs were obtained and in a few cases biopsies were performed...
August 10, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789845/discrepancy-between-fractional-flow-reserve-and-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-clinical-and-angiographic-characteristics
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Joo Myung Lee, Eun-Seok Shin, Chang-Wook Nam, Joon-Hyung Doh, Doyeon Hwang, Jonghanne Park, Kyung-Jin Kim, Jinlong Zhang, Bon-Kwon Koo
BACKGROUND: The invasive physiologic index such as fractional flow reserve (FFR) or instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) is used in clinical practice to identify ischemia-causing stenosis and to guide treatment strategy. We investigated clinical and angiographic characteristics of lesions with discrepancy between FFR and iFR. METHODS: From the 3V FFR-FRIENDS study, 975 vessels (393 patients) with available pre-intervention FFR and iFR were included in this study...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776546/transarterial-embolization-for-treatment-of-symptomatic-polycystic-liver-disease-more-than-2-year-follow-up
#4
Jin-Long Zhang, Kai Yuan, Mao-Qiang Wang, Jie-Yu Yan, Hai-Nan Xin, Yan Wang, Feng-Yong Liu, Yan-Hua Bai, Zhi-Jun Wang, Feng Duan, Jin-Xin Fu
BACKGROUND: Currently, treatment of symptomatic polycystic liver disease (PLD) is still a challenging problem, especially for these patients who are not feasible for surgery. Minimally invasive options such as laparoscopic fenestration and percutaneous cyst aspiration with sclerotherapy demonstrated disappointing results due to multiple lesions. Because the cysts in PLD are mostly supplied from hepatic arteries but not from portal veins, transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) of the hepatic artery branches that supply the major hepatic cysts can lead to shrinkage of the cyst and liver size, relieve symptoms, and improve nutritional status...
August 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750965/effect-of-therapeutic-swedish-massage-on-anxiety-level-and-vital-signs-of-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Tatiana Alves da Silva, Debora Stripari Schujmann, Leda Tomiko Yamada da Silveira, Fátima Aparecida Caromano, Carolina Fu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how Swedish massage affects the level of anxiety and vital signs of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: Quasi-experimental study. INCLUSION CRITERIA: ICU patients, 18-50 years old, cooperative, respiratory and hemodynamic stable, not under invasive mechanical ventilation. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: allergic to massage oil, vascular or orthopedic post-operative, skin lesions, thrombosis, fractures...
July 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733559/dynamics-of-egfr-mutations-in-plasma-recapitulates-the-clinical-response-to-egfr-tkis-in-nsclc-patients
#6
Liwen Xiong, Shaohua Cui, Jingyan Ding, Yun Sun, Longfu Zhang, Yizhuo Zhao, Aiqin Gu, Tianqing Chu, Huimin Wang, Hua Zhong, Xin Ye, Yi Gu, Xin Zhang, Min Hu, Liyan Jiang
OBJECTIVES: Genomic profiling using plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) represents a non-invasive alternative to tumor re-biopsy, which is challenging in clinical practice. The feasibility of dynamically monitoring epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status using serial plasma samples from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated by tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and its application in tracking clinical response and detection of resistance were investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-five NSCLC patients with EGFR mutation-positive pre-TKI plasma and at least two post-TKI plasma collections were recruited to this study...
July 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730338/jagged1-promotes-aromatase-inhibitor-resistance-by-modulating-tumor-associated-macrophage-differentiation-in-breast-cancer-patients
#7
Hang Liu, Jingxuan Wang, Minghui Zhang, Qijia Xuan, Zhipeng Wang, Xin Lian, Qingyuan Zhang
PURPOSE: Endocrine resistance limits the efficacy of anti-estrogen therapies. Notch signaling is involved in modulating tumor-associated macrophage (TAM) differentiation and is upregulated in endocrine-resistant breast cancer cells. Here, we analyzed the role of Jagged1 in the regulation of TAM polarization to investigate whether the Jagged1-Notch pathway promotes the acquisition of aromatase inhibitor (AI) resistance by upregulating TAM infiltration. METHODS: The Jagged1 expression levels and M2 TAM infiltration density, in 203 tumor samples from ER-positive postmenopausal patients, who received AI treatment, were evaluated by immunohistochemical staining and the results were compared with clincopathological parameters and survival...
July 20, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726868/raman-spectroscopy-for-cancer-detection-and-cancer-surgery-guidance-translation-to-the-clinics
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REVIEW
Inês P Santos, Elisa M Barroso, Tom C Bakker Schut, Peter J Caspers, Cornelia G F van Lanschot, Da-Hye Choi, Martine F van der Kamp, Roeland W H Smits, Remco van Doorn, Rob M Verdijk, Vincent Noordhoek Hegt, Jan H von der Thüsen, Carolien H M van Deurzen, Linetta B Koppert, Geert J L H van Leenders, Patricia C Ewing-Graham, Helena C van Doorn, Clemens M F Dirven, Martijn B Busstra, Jose Hardillo, Aniel Sewnaik, Ivo Ten Hove, Hetty Mast, Dominiek A Monserez, Cees Meeuwis, Tamar Nijsten, Eppo B Wolvius, Robert J Baatenburg de Jong, Gerwin J Puppels, Senada Koljenović
Oncological applications of Raman spectroscopy have been contemplated, pursued, and developed at academic level for at least 25 years. Published studies aim to detect pre-malignant lesions, detect cancer in less invasive stages, reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies and guide surgery towards the complete removal of the tumour with adequate tumour resection margins. This review summarizes actual clinical needs in oncology that can be addressed by spontaneous Raman spectroscopy and it provides an overview over the results that have been published between 2007 and 2017...
July 20, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725554/successful-surgical-management-of-new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus-norse-presenting-with-gelastic-seizures-in-a-3%C3%A2-year-old-girl
#9
Ahmad Marashly, Sean Lew, Jennifer Koop
Gelastic seizures (GS) are typically associated with hypothalamic hamartomas and present during childhood. However it is now known that GS can be found in focal epilepsies arising from other regions in the brain, including mesial and neocortical frontal, temporal and parietal regions. GS have rarely been described as the presenting manifestation of New Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (NORSE). In this article we describe a previously healthy 3-year-old who presented with an explosive onset of GS that were refractory to multiple anti-seizure medications...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710894/short-frontal-plane-fractures-involving-the-dorsoproximal-articular-surface-of-the-proximal-phalanx-description-of-the-injury-and-a-technique-for-repair
#10
I M Wright, G Minshall
BACKGROUND: Chip fractures of the dorsoproximal articular margin of the proximal phalanx are common injuries in racehorses. Large fractures can extend distal to the joint capsule insertion and have been described as dorsal frontal fractures. OBJECTIVES: To report the location and morphology of short frontal plane fractures involving the dorsoproximal articular surface of the proximal phalanx and to describe a technique for repair under arthroscopic and radiographic guidance...
July 15, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694742/clinical-validation-of-a-blood-based-classifier-for-diagnostic-evaluation-of-asymptomatic-individuals-with-pulmonary-nodules
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Charles E Birse, Jennifer L Tomic, Harvey I Pass, William N Rom, Robert J Lagier
BACKGROUND: The number of pulmonary nodules detected in the US is expected to increase substantially following recent recommendations for nationwide CT-based lung cancer screening. Given the low specificity of CT screening, non-invasive adjuvant methods are needed to differentiate cancerous lesions from benign nodules to help avoid unnecessary invasive procedures in the asymptomatic population. We have constructed a serum-based multi-biomarker panel and assessed its clinical accuracy in a retrospective analysis of samples collected from participants with suspicious radiographic findings in the Prostate, Lung, Chest and Ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692681/cervical-hpv-type-specific-pre-vaccination-prevalence-and-age-distribution-in-croatia
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Ivan Sabol, Nina Milutin Gašperov, Mihaela Matovina, Ksenija Božinović, Goran Grubišić, Ivan Fistonić, Dragan Belci, Laia Alemany, Sonja Džebro, Mara Dominis, Mario Šekerija, Sara Tous, Silvia de Sanjosé, Magdalena Grce
The main etiological factor of precancerous lesion and invasive cervical cancer are oncogenic human papillomaviruses types (HPVs). The objective of this study was to establish the distribution of the most common HPVs in different cervical lesions and cancer prior to the implementation of organized population-based cervical screening and HPV vaccination in Croatia. In this study, 4,432 cervical specimens, collected through a 16-year period, were tested for the presence of HPV-DNA by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with three sets of broad-spectrum primers and type-specific primers for most common low-risk (LR) types (HPV-6, 11) and the most common high-risk (HR) types (HPV-16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683126/can-we-differentiate-minimally-invasive-adenocarcinoma-and-non-invasive-neoplasms-based-on-high-resolution-computed-tomography-features-of-pure-ground-glass-nodules
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Xiaoye Wang, Lihua Wang, Weisheng Zhang, Hong Zhao, Feng Li
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to assess the differentially diagnostic value of radiographic characteristics of pure ground glass nodules (GGNs) between minimally invasive adenocarcinoma and non-invasive neoplasm. METHODS: Sixty-seven pure GGNs (28 minimally invasive adenocarcinomas (MIA) and 39 pre-invasive lesions) were analyzed from June 2012 to June 2015. Pre-invasive lesions consisted of 15 atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (AAH) and 24 adenocarcinomas in situ (AIS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677745/galectin-1-is-a-diagnostic-marker-involved-in-thyroid-cancer-progression
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Vanessa Arcolia, Fabrice Journe, Aurore Wattier, Emmanuelle Leteurtre, Florence Renaud, Hans-Joachim Gabius, Myriam Remmelink, Christine Decaestecker, Alexandra Rodriguez, Sébastien Boutry, Sophie Laurent, Sven Saussez
Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is the most commonly used pre-operative technique for diagnosis of malignant thyroid tumor. However, many benign lesions, with indeterminate diagnosis following FNA, are referred to surgery. Based on multifunctionality of the endogenous galectin-1, we aimed to assess its status for early diagnosis of thyroid cancer. Immunohistochemistry for galectin-1 and -3 was performed on a clinical series of 69 cases of thyroid lesions. Galectin-1 expression was further examined in two additional tissue microarrays (TMA) composed of 66 follicular adenomas and 66 papillary carcinomas in comparison to galectin-3 and cytokeratin-19 (CK19)...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675320/flow-cytometry-for-feline-lymphoma-a-retrospective-study-regarding-pre-analytical-factors-possibly-affecting-the-quality-of-samples
#15
Valeria Martini, Serena Bernardi, Priscilla Marelli, Marzia Cozzi, Stefano Comazzi
Objectives Flow cytometry (FC) is becoming increasingly popular among veterinary oncologists for the diagnosis of lymphoma or leukaemia. It is accurate, fast and minimally invasive. Several studies on FC have been carried out in canine oncology and applied with great results, whereas there is limited knowledge and use of this technique in feline patients. This is mainly owing to the high prevalence of intra-abdominal lymphomas in this species and the associated difficulty in the diagnostic procedures needed to collect the sample...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669173/flow-cytometric-analysis-of-dna-ploidy-in-liquid-based-cytology-for-cervical-pre-cancer-and-cancer
#16
Sridhar Mishra, Namrata P Awasthi, Nuzhat Husain, Akansha Anand, Yashodhara Pradeep, Roohi Ansari, Sarita Saxena
Background: DNA ploidy analysis of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and invasive cervical cancer samples by flow cytometry (FCM) has been established as an aid to prognostic assessment. Liquid based cytology (LBC) increases diagnostic specificity by using ancillary techniques that provide information beyond morphology. The present study was undertaken to assess DNA ploidy in LBC samples as an adjunct for early detection of cervical pre-cancer and cancer. Methods: DNA ploidy assessment was performed on LBC samples of 50 cases and 31 controls...
June 25, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663003/postoperative-radiotherapy-after-dcis-useful-for-whom
#17
Per Karlsson
The number of patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) increases with more widely used screening mammography programs. DCIS accounts for approximately 20% of all new breast cancer diagnoses in these programs and the natural course of this heterogeneous group of pre-invasive lesions is not fully known. Better definition of subgroups benefitting from radiotherapy and knowledge on the natural course of DCIS are important issues for the future management of DCIS. Four large randomized trials have studied the effects of postoperative radiotherapy after breast conserving surgery in patients with wider spectrum of DCIS and all of them have shown radiotherapy to halve the risk of ipsilateral events, however, without any significant effect on breast cancer mortality...
June 26, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607685/concurrent-braf-and-pten-mutations-in-melanoma-of-unknown-origin-presenting-as-a-breast-mass
#18
Emmanuel Agosto-Arroyo, Marilin Rosa, Alec Chau, Laila Khazai
BACKGROUND: Metastases represent a small percentage of the malignancies affecting the breast, and only 5% of melanomas originate from non-cutaneous sites. Multiple genetic aberrations have been associated with the development of melanocytic lesions, including BRAF V600E mutation. Mutations in PTEN gene have also been related to the pathogenesis of multiple malignancies. PURPOSE/METHOD: This is the case of a 28-year-old female who presented with a tender, palpable mass in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592326/the-genomic-road-to-invasion-examining-the-similarities-and-differences-in-the-genomes-of-associated-oral-pre-cancer-and-cancer-samples
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Henry M Wood, Catherine Daly, Rebecca Chalkley, Burcu Senguven, Lisa Ross, Philip Egan, Preetha Chengot, Jennifer Graham, Neeraj Sethi, Thian K Ong, Kenneth MacLennan, Pamela Rabbitts, Caroline Conway
BACKGROUND: It is frequently assumed that pre-invasive lesions are simpler precursors of cancer and will contain a limited subset of the genomic changes seen in their associated invasive disease. Driver mutations are thought to occur early, but it is not known how many of these are present in pre-invasive lesions. These assumptions need to be tested with the increasing focus on both personalised cancer treatments and early detection methodologies. METHODS: We examined genomic copy number changes in 256 pre-invasive and invasive samples from 69 oral cancer patients...
June 7, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582957/a-case-of-organizing-hematoma-in-a-maxillary-sinus-after-reconstruction-of-a-blow-out-fracture
#20
Sang Hee An, Hyoung Min Park, Il Gyu Kang, Joo Hyun Jung
A 36-year-old man presented because of nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, and postnasal drip. The patient had undergone reconstruction of a blow-out fracture of the orbital floor 12 years before and had sinusitis that likely had resulted from implant migration into the maxillary sinus. The inflammation was successfully resolved, and the implant was removed through a minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery technique. On pathologic examination, an organizing hematoma was identified as the cause of the lesion...
June 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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