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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938555/exosomes-of-invasive-urothelial-carcinoma-cells-are-characterized-by-a-specific-mirna-expression-signature
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Sophie Baumgart, Sebastian Hölters, Carsten-Henning Ohlmann, Rainer Bohle, Michael Stöckle, Marie Stampe Ostenfeld, Lars Dyrskjøt, Kerstin Junker, Joana Heinzelmann
Muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) represents a highly aggressive tumor type compared to non-muscle-invasive tumors. MIBC is characterized by specific molecular alterations, which may also modulate extracellular tumorigenic effects. Tumor-associated exosomes, especially exosomal miRNAs, are important regulators in the interaction between tumor cells and tumor microenvironment by affecting tumor-promoting processes in target cells. It is important to analyze whether their exosomal patterns also reflect the specific molecular characteristics of MIBC...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933018/-18-f-fluoromisonidazole-pet-in-rectal-cancer
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Tanuj Puri, Tessa A Greenhalgh, James M Wilson, Jamie Franklin, Lia Mun Wang, Victoria Strauss, Chris Cunningham, Mike Partridge, Tim Maughan
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing interest in developing predictive biomarkers of tissue hypoxia using functional imaging for personalised radiotherapy in patients with rectal cancer that are considered for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT). The study explores [(18)F]fluoromisonidazole ([(18)F]FMISO) positron emission tomography (PET) scans for predicting clinical response in rectal cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant CRT. METHODS: Patients with biopsy-proven rectal adenocarcinoma were imaged at 0-45 min, 2 and 4 h, at baseline and after 8-10 fractions of CRT (week 2)...
September 20, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932505/the-features-of-morphological-changes-in-the-urinary-bladder-under-combined-effect-of-heavy-metal-salts
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Anatolii Romaniuk, Vladyslav Sikora, Mykola Lyndin, Vladyslav Smiyanov, Volodymyr Sikora, Yulia Lyndina, Artem Piddubnyi, Nataliya Gyryavenko, Anna Korobchanska
PURPOSE: This study is aimed to the investigation of the features of morphological changes in the urinary bladder of mature rats. RESULTS: Received results shown that the experimental group of rats that had the intake of heavy metal salts (HMS) mixture during 30 and 90 days were observed histological and immunohistochemical changes in all structures of the urinary bladder. Depending on the period of influence of heavy metal ions on the wall of the organ, the pathological changes developed in cellular layers of the wall can lead to degenerative and later to atrophic and sclerotic changes...
June 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931431/fasciclin-calcareous-corpuscle-binary-complex-mediated-protein-protein-interactions-in-taenia-solium-metacestode
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Chun-Seob Ahn, Jeong-Geun Kim, Young-An Bae, Seon-Hee Kim, Joo-Ho Shin, Yichao Yang, Insug Kang, Yoon Kong
BACKGROUND: Neurocysticercosis (NC) caused by Taenia solium metacestode (TsM) is a serious neurological disease of global concern. Diverse bioactive molecules involved in the long-term survival of TsM might contribute to disease progression. Fasciclin (Fas) is an extracellular protein that mediates adhesion, migration and differentiation of cells by interacting with other molecules. We hypothesized that TsMFas might bind to calcareous corpuscle (CC) through its adhesive property and participate in crucial protein-protein interactions, thus contributing to the creation of a symbiotic interactome network...
September 20, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931051/interleukin-17-positive-mast-cells-influence-outcomes-from-bcg-for-patients-with-cis-data-from-a-comprehensive-characterisation-of-the-immune-microenvironment-of-urothelial-bladder-cancer
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Alexander C Dowell, Ellen Cobby, Kaisheng Wen, Adam J Devall, Vinnie During, Jane Anderson, Nicholas D James, Kar K Cheng, Maurice P Zeegers, Richard T Bryan, Graham S Taylor
The tumour immune microenvironment is considered to influence cancer behaviour and outcome. Using a panel of markers for innate and adaptive immune cells we set out to characterise and understand the bladder tumour microenvironment of 114 patients from a prospective multicentre cohort of newly-diagnosed bladder cancer patients, followed-up for 4.33±1.71 years. We found IL-17-positive cells were significantly increased in primary and concomitant carcinoma in situ (CIS), p<0.0001, a highly malignant lesion which is the most significant single risk factor for disease progression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929299/the-t-plasty-as-therapy-for-recurrent-bladder-neck-stenosis-success-rate-functional-outcome-and-patient-satisfaction
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Clemens M Rosenbaum, Roland Dahlem, Valentin Maurer, Luis A Kluth, Malte W Vetterlein, Margit Fisch, Victor Schuettfort, C Philip Reiss
PURPOSE: To determine success rate (SR), functional outcome, and patient satisfaction of a modified YV-plasty for reconstruction of the bladder neck in case of recurrent bladder neck stenosis (BNS) after transurethral surgery of the prostate: the T-plasty. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We identified all patients who underwent T-plasty at our center between December 2008 and July 2016. Patients' charts were reviewed. Patients were queried by telephone and by mail at time of follow-up (FU)...
September 19, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928335/sexual-and-urinary-dysfunction-following-laparoscopic-total-mesorectal-excision-in-male-patients-a-prospective-study
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Deepak George, Kaniyarakkal Pramil, Naduthottam P Kamalesh, Shaji Ponnambatheyil, Prakash Kurumboor
AIMS: Even with the use of nerve-sparing techniques, there is a risk of bladder and sexual dysfunction after total mesorectal excision (TME). Laparoscopic TME is believed to improve this autonomic nerve dysfunction, but this is not demonstrated conclusively in the literature. In Indian patients generally, the stage at which the patients present is late and presumably the risk of autonomic nerve injury is more; however, there is no published data in this respect. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study in male patients who underwent laparoscopic TME evaluated the bladder and sexual dysfunction using objective standardised scores, measuring residual urine and post-voided volume...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923894/h-ipse-is-a-pathogen-secreted-host-nucleus-infiltrating-protein-infiltrin-expressed-exclusively-by-the-schistosoma-haematobium-egg-stage
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Luke F Pennington, Abdulaziz Alouffi, Evaristus C Mbanefo, Debalina Ray, David M Heery, Theodore S Jardetzky, Michael H Hsieh, Franco H Falcone
Urogenital schistosomiasis, caused by the parasitic trematode Schistosoma haematobium, affects over 112 million people worldwide. As with S. mansoni infections, the pathology in urogenital schistosomiasis is mainly related to the egg stage, which induces granulomatous inflammation of affected tissues. Schistosoma eggs and their secretions have been studied extensively for the related S. mansoni organism which is more amenable to laboratory studies. Indeed, we have shown that IPSE/alpha-1 (M-IPSE herein), a major protein secreted from S ...
September 18, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921948/baf180-its-roles-in-dna-repair-and-consequences-in-cancer
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Sarah Hopson, Martin J Thompson
In 2011, Varela et al. reported that the PBRM1 gene is mutated in approximately 40% of clear cell renal cell carcinoma cases. Since then, the number of studies relating PBRM1 mutations to cancers has substantially increased. BAF180 has now been linked to more than 30 types of cancers, including ccRCC, cholangiocarcinomas, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, bladder cancer, and breast cancer. The mutations associated with BAF180 are most often truncations, which result in loss of protein expression. This loss has been shown to adversely affect the expression of genes, likely because BAF180 is the chromatin recognition subunit of PBAF...
September 18, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920549/rupture-of-a-non-traumatic-anterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm-does-location-of-aneurysm-associate-with-functional-independence-following-post-acute-in-patient-neurorehabilitation
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Henriette Holm Stabel, Asger Roer Pedersen, Søren Paaske Johnsen, Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen
OBJECTIVE: Patients with non-traumatic rupture of an aneurysm located at the anterior communicating artery (ACoA) often experience cognitive disabilities. It is unknown whether location of aneurysm also affects the possibility for improvement in functional independence compared to patients with an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (a-SAH) located elsewhere. The aim was to explore the association between location of aneurysm (ACoA versus other) and level of functional independence, measured by Functional Independence Measure (FIM), at discharge from rehabilitation...
September 18, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919690/subchronic-toxicity-of-nile-tilapia-with-different-exposure-routes-to-microcystis-aeruginosa-histopathology-liver-functions-and-oxidative-stress-biomarkers
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H M R Abdel-Latif, A M Abou Khashaba
BACKGROUND: Toxic cyanobacterial blooms (Microcystis aeruginosa contains microcystins [MCs]) have been reported to induce clinicopathological alterations as well as different oxidative stress in aquatic biota. AIM: Three-week subchronic exposure experiment was carried out on Nile tilapia, to determine their effects on fish behavior, tissues, liver functions, antioxidant enzymes, and lipid peroxidation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fish were exposed to four main treatments; orally fed diet plus toxic cells of M...
August 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919521/treatment-patterns-and-survival-outcomes-for-patients-with-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-bladder
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Benjamin W Fischer-Valuck, Yuan James Rao, Lauren E Henke, Soumon Rudra, Caressa Hui, Brian C Baumann, Hiram A Gay, Jeff M Michalski
BACKGROUND: Small cell carcinoma of the bladder (SCCaB) is a rare tumor without a standard treatment algorithm. Treatment patterns and survival outcomes from the National Cancer Database (NCDB) may provide insight into optimal treatment strategies. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between overall survival (OS) and treatment strategy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: This was an observational study of treatment-naïve patients who received treatment from 2004 to 2013...
September 14, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913819/emergency-neurologic-life-support-spinal-cord-compression
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Kristine H O'Phelan
There are many causes of acute myelopathy including multiple sclerosis, systemic disease, and acute spinal cord compression (SCC). SCC should be among the first potential causes considered given the significant permanent loss of neurologic function commonly associated with SCC. This impairment can occur over a short period of time, and may be avoided through rapid and acute surgical intervention. Patients with SCC typically present with a combination of motor and sensory dysfunction that has a distribution referable to a spinal level...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901968/medical-comorbidity-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-with-special-focus-on-cardiometabolic-autoimmune-hepatic-and-cancer-diseases-an-updated-review
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Dorte Glintborg, Marianne Andersen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is defined by hyperandrogenism, irregular menses and polycystic ovaries when other causes are excluded. The possible implication of increased morbidity in PCOS for screening and follow-up is uncertain and is reviewed in this article. RECENT FINDINGS: The increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in PCOS is closely associated with BMI. Women with PCOS should be screened for the elements of the metabolic syndrome upon diagnosis...
September 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898451/comparative-ultrastructure-of-coxal-glands-in-unfed-larvae-of-leptotrombidium-orientale-schluger-1948-trombiculidae-and-hydryphantes-ruber-de-geer-1778-hydryphantidae
#15
Andrey B Shatrov
Coxal glands of unfed larvae Leptotrombidium orientale (Schluger, 1948) (Trombiculidae), a terrestrial mite parasitizing vertebrates, and Hydryphantes ruber (de Geer, 1778) (Hydryphantidae), a water mite parasitizing insects were studied using transmission electron microscopy. In both species, the coxal glands are represented by a paired tubular organ extending on the sides of the brain from the mouthparts to the frontal midgut wall and are formed of the cells arranged around the central lumen. As in other Parasitengona, the coxal glands are devoid of a proximal sacculus...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895201/long-term-kidney-transplant-survival-in-patients-with-continent-urinary-diversion
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Romain Fournier, Ricardo Codas-Duarte, Theresa Daily, Xavier Martin, Lionel Badet, Hakim Fassi-Fehri
OBJECTIVES: To report the long-term survival of transplanted kidneys in patients with a continent urinary diversion. METHODS: Between January 1987 and July 2015, 16 patients with a median age of 37 years (range 21-63 years) underwent kidney transplantation on a continent urinary diversion. A total of 14 patients presented irreversible dysfunction of the lower urinary tract, and two patients had required radical cystectomy because of bladder cancer. All continent urinary diversions were carried out before the transplantation...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894827/the-genetic-landscape-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-alterations-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#17
Thomas E Heineman, Adam Widman, Edward C Kuan, Maie St John
OBJECTIVES: Nivolumab has recently been shown in the phase III clinical trial CheckMate-141 to have superior survival rates compared to the current standard of care chemotherapy for recurrent or metastatic platinum-resistant head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Nivolumab targets the immune inhibitory receptor programmed cell death 1 (PD-1). Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) genomics have been poorly characterized in the context of HNSCC, including expression levels of PD-L1 in individual tumors as well as related up or down-regulated genes that might function as co-targets...
June 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894411/bilateral-hydroureteronephrosis-with-a-hypertrophied-trabeculated-urinary-bladder
#18
Showkathali Iqbal, Iqbal Raiz, Iqbal Faiz
Bilateral hydroureteronephrosis involves the dilatation of the renal pelvis, calyces and ureter; it develops secondary to urinary tract obstruction and leads to a build-up of back pressure in the urinary tract, and it may lead to impairment of renal function and ultimately culminate in renal failure. Although clinically silent in most cases, it can be diagnosed as an incidental finding during evaluation of an unrelated cause. In a minority of patients, it presents with signs and symptoms. Renal calculus is the most common cause, but there are multiple non-calculus aetiologies, and they depend on age and sex...
March 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894042/the-role-of-the-blca-4-nuclear-matrix-protein-in-bladder-cancer
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Beata Szymańska, Anna Długosz
Bladder cancer (BC) affects usually older people. According to information provided by the National Cancer Registry in 2012. BC was the 4th, in terms of illness, cancer in men and 11th in women. Early diagnosis of bladder cancer is important because detected later has worse prognosis.Diagnosis of bladder cancer is not simple and it is still very invasive. Usually the cystoscopy or endoscopic bladder biopsy with histopathological evaluation and cytology of urine sediment is used. This prompted researchers to look for alternative noninvasive methods of diagnosis of bladder cancer...
August 13, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893347/mir-203-suppresses-bladder-cancer-cell-growth-and-targets-the-twist1
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Jie Shen, Jianhua Zhang, Minhui Xiao, Junfeng Yang, Ningnan Zhang
MiR-203 is an epigenetically silenced tumor-suppressive microRNA in tumors. This study was designed to investigate theeffects of miR-203 on the proliferation, migration, invasion and apoptosis of bladder cancer (BCa) cells. The expression levels of miR-203 in BCa tissues, the normal adjacent tissues, and the BCa cell lines were detected. BCa cells were transfected with miR-203 mimic and inhibitor to investigate the effect of miR-203 on cell functions and the epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT). Cotransfection with miR-203 inhibitor and shRNA of the predicted target gene Twist1 (si-Twist1) was performed to investigate the target relationship of miR-203 and Twist1...
September 6, 2017: Oncology Research
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