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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326972/aggressive-neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-ovary-with-multiple-metastases-treated-with-everolimus-a-case-report
#1
Michiko Kaiho-Sakuma, Masafumi Toyoshima, Mika Watanabe, Asami Toki, Satomi Kameda, Takamichi Minato, Hitoshi Niikura, Nobuo Yaegashi
•Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) frequently occur in the lungs or the gastrointestinal tract; they are uncommon in the ovary.•The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway has been reported as a treatment for advanced NETs.•We describe a patient with an aggressive primary ovarian NET, successfully treated with everolimus (an mTOR inhibitor).
February 2018: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325098/high-level-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-correlates-with-poor-prognosis-of-severe-influenza-a-infection
#2
Liuluan Zhu, Lu Liu, Yue Zhang, Lin Pu, Jingyuan Liu, Xingwang Li, Zhihai Chen, Yu Hao, Beibei Wang, Junyan Han, Guoli Li, Shuntao Liang, Haofeng Xiong, Hong Zheng, Ang Li, Jianqing Xu, Hui Zeng
Background: Most patients with severe infection with influenza A virus (IAV) progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome and even multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) can be induced by pathogens and are responsible for immune tissue damage. We conducted a prospective study on the production and effects of NETs in H7N9 and H1N1 patients. Methods: We investigated NET production in plasma and supernatant of cultured neutrophils by measuring cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and myeloperoxidase (MPO)-DNA complexes with PicoGreen dye and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay methods, respectively...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316326/orthopedia-homeobox-is-preferentially-expressed-in-typical-carcinoids-of-the-lung
#3
Krisztina Z Hanley, Zachary J Dureau, Cynthia Cohen, Dong M Shin, Taofeek K Owonikoko, Gabriel L Sica
BACKGROUND: Twenty-seven percent of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are associated with distant metastases, and in some patients, the primary site is unknown. Orthopedia homeobox protein (OTP) has been described as a useful marker for lung carcinoids (LCs) and for separating low-grade typical carcinoids (TCs) from intermediate-grade atypical carcinoids (ACs) in resection specimens. This study evaluated OTP, thyroid transcription factor 1 (TTF-1), and Ki-67 expression in fine-needle aspiration (FNA) samples of various NETs...
January 9, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310810/radiological-features-and-metastatic-patterns-of-thymic-neuroendocrine-tumours
#4
T Araki, L M Sholl, H Hatabu, M Nishino
AIM: To investigate the clinical and image features of thymic neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), and characterise the radiological patterns of recurrence and metastasis on serial imaging studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 14 patients (11 males) with a histopathological diagnosis of thymic NETs (one typical carcinoid, eight atypical carcinoid, and five large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma). Preoperative images were assessed for features of primary tumours...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286487/using-the-dot-assay-to-analyze-migration-of-cell-sheets
#5
Christina H Stuelten
Although complex organisms appear static, their tissues are under a continuous turnover. As cells age, die, and are replaced by new cells, cells move within tissues in a tightly orchestrated manner. During tumor development, this equilibrium is disturbed, and tumor cells leave the epithelium of origin to invade the local microenvironment, to travel to distant sites, and to ultimately form metastatic tumors at distant sites. The dot assay is a simple, two-dimensional unconstrained migration assay, to assess the net movement of cell sheets into a cell-free area, and to analyze parameters of cell migration using time-lapse imaging...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259241/computational-detection-and-quantification-of-human-and-mouse-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-flow-cytometry-and-confocal-microscopy
#6
Brandon G Ginley, Tiffany Emmons, Brendon Lutnick, Constantin F Urban, Brahm H Segal, Pinaki Sarder
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are extracellular defense mechanisms used by neutrophils, where chromatin is expelled together with histones and granular/cytoplasmic proteins. They have become an immunology hotspot, implicated in infections, but also in a diverse array of diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, diabetes, and cancer. However, the precise assessment of in vivo relevance in different disease settings has been hampered by limited tools to quantify occurrence of extracellular traps in experimental models and human samples...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251738/nm23-proteins-innocent-bystanders-or-local-energy-boosters-for-cftr
#7
Richmond Muimo, Hani Mm Alothaid, Anil Mehta
NM23 proteins NDPK-A and -B bind to the cystic fibrosis (CF) protein CFTR in different ways from kinases such as PKA, CK2 and AMPK or linkers to cell calcium such as calmodulin and annexins. NDPK-A (not -B) interacts with CFTR through reciprocal AMPK binding/control, whereas NDPK-B (not -A) binds directly to CFTR. NDPK-B can activate G proteins without ligand-receptor coupling, so perhaps NDPK-B's binding influences energy supply local to a nucleotide-binding site (NBD1) needed for CFTR to function. Curiously, CFTR (ABC-C7) is a member of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) protein family that does not obey 'clan rules'; CFTR channels anions and is not a pump, regulates disparate processes, is itself regulated by multiple means and is so pleiotropic that it acts as a hub that orchestrates calcium signaling through its consorts such as calmodulin/annexins...
December 18, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251003/the-physiology-and-toxicology-of-acute-inhalation-phosphine-poisoning-in-conscious-male-rats
#8
Benjamin Wong, Rebecca Lewandowski, Justin Tressler, Katherine Sherman, Jaclynn Andres, Jennifer Devorak, Cristin Rothwell, Tracey Hamilton, Heidi Hoard-Fruchey, Alfred M Sciuto
Phosphine (PH3) is a toxidrome-spanning chemical that is widely used as an insecticide and rodenticide. Exposure to PH3 causes a host of target organ and systemic effects, including oxidative stress, cardiopulmonary toxicity, seizure-like activity and overall metabolic disturbance. A custom dynamic inhalation gas exposure system was designed for the whole-body exposure of conscious male Sprague-Dawley rats (250-350 g) to PH3. An integrated plethysmography system was used to collect respiratory parameters in real-time before, during and after PH3 exposure...
December 18, 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233147/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-are-downregulated-by-glucocorticosteroids-in-lungs-in-an-equine-model-of-asthma
#9
Amandine Vargas, Roxane Boivin, Patricia Cano, Yoana Murcia, Isabelle Bazin, Jean-Pierre Lavoie
BACKGROUND: Severe neutrophilic asthma is poorly responsive to glucocorticosteroids (GC). Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) within the lungs have been associated with the severity of airway obstruction and inflammation in asthma, and were found to be unaffected by GC in vitro. As IL-17 is overexpressed in neutrophilic asthma and contributes to steroid insensitivity in different cell types, we hypothesized that NETs formation in asthmatic airways would be resistant to GC through an IL-17 mediated pathway...
December 12, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230118/prognostic-factors-in-typical-and-atypical-pulmonary-carcinoids
#10
Robert A Ramirez, David T Beyer, Anne E Diebold, Brianne A Voros, Maria M Chester, Yi-Zarn Wang, J Philip Boudreaux, Eugene A Woltering, Ann-Porter Uhlhorn, Pamela Ryan, Richard J Campeau, Lowell B Anthony
Background: Typical and atypical carcinoids represent approximately 2% of all lung tumors. Survival of patients with typical bronchial carcinoids, unlike the survival of patients with most lung tumors, is generally long but dependent on stage. We report the findings of the Ochsner Medical Center/Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center neuroendocrine tumor (NET) program. Methods: A database with all patients seen at the Ochsner Medical Center/LSU NET program was queried for patients with bronchopulmonary NET...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229628/nationwide-multicenter-study-on-the-management-of-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-carcinoid-tumors
#11
Samira M Sadowski, Emanuel Christ, Benoit Bédat, Attila Kollár, Wolfram Karenovics, Aurel Perren, Frédéric Triponez
BACKGROUND AND AIM: To analyze the management and outcome of patients with primary typical (TC) and atypical lung carcinoids (AC) in Switzerland. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients selected from a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) registry. Patients were divided into TC and AC according to pathology reports, and surgical procedures were grouped as wedge/segmentectomy, lobectomy/bilobectomy and pneumectomy. Survival analysis was performed using the Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank test...
January 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227997/normalized-emphysema-scores-on-low-dose-ct-validation-as-an-imaging-biomarker-for-mortality
#12
Leticia Gallardo-Estrella, Esther Pompe, Pim A de Jong, Colin Jacobs, Eva M van Rikxoort, Mathias Prokop, Clara I Sánchez, Bram van Ginneken
The purpose of this study is to develop a computed tomography (CT) biomarker of emphysema that is robust across reconstruction settings, and evaluate its ability to predict mortality in patients at high risk for lung cancer. Data included baseline CT scans acquired between August 2002 and April 2004 from 1737 deceased subjects and 5740 surviving controls taken from the National Lung Screening Trial. Emphysema scores were computed in the original scans (origES) and after applying resampling, normalization and bullae analysis (normES)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227281/targeting-mcl-1-enhances-dna-replication-stress-sensitivity-to-cancer-therapy
#13
Guo Chen, Andrew T Magis, Ke Xu, Dongkyoo Park, David S Yu, Taofeek K Owonikoko, Gabriel L Sica, Sarah W Satola, Suresh S Ramalingam, Walter J Curran, Paul W Doetsch, Xingming Deng
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are mainly repaired either by homologous recombination (HR) or by nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ) pathways. Here, we showed that myeloid cell leukemia sequence 1 (Mcl-1) acts as a functional switch in selecting between HR and NHEJ pathways. Mcl-1 was cell cycle-regulated during HR, with its expression peaking in S/G2 phase. While endogenous Mcl-1 depletion reduced HR and enhanced NHEJ, Mcl-1 overexpression resulted in a net increase in HR over NHEJ. Mcl-1 directly interacted with the dimeric Ku protein complex via its Bcl-2 homology 1 and 3 (BH1 and BH3) domains, which are required for Mcl-1 to inhibit Ku-mediated NHEJ...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222696/thrombomodulin-favors-leukocyte-microvesicle-fibrinolytic-activity-reduces-netosis-and-prevents-septic-shock-induced-coagulopathy-in-rats
#14
Julie Helms, Raphaël Clere-Jehl, Elsa Bianchini, Pierrick Le Borgne, Mélanie Burban, Fatiha Zobairi, Jean-Luc Diehl, Lelia Grunebaum, Florence Toti, Ferhat Meziani, Delphine Borgel
BACKGROUND: Septic shock-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation is responsible for increased occurrence of multiple organ dysfunction and mortality. Immunothrombosis-induced coagulopathy may contribute to hypercoagulability. We aimed at determining whether recombinant human thrombomodulin (rhTM) could control exaggerated immunothrombosis by studying procoagulant responses, fibrinolysis activity borne by microvesicles (MVs) and NETosis in septic shock. METHODS: In a septic shock model after a cecal ligation and puncture-induced peritonitis (H0), rats were treated with rhTM or a placebo at H18, resuscitated and monitored during 4 h...
December 8, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217332/revisiting-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-in-vitro-and-in-silico-in-neonatal-conductive-airways
#15
REVIEW
Katrin Bauer, Eliram Nof, Josué Sznitman
BACKGROUND: High frequency oscillatory ventilation is often used for lung support in premature neonates suffering from respiratory distress syndrome. Despite its broad use in neonatal intensive care units, there are to date no accepted protocols for the choice of appropriate ventilation parameter settings. In this context, the underlying mass transport mechanisms are still not fully understood. METHODS: We revisit the question of flow phenomena under conventional mechanical ventilation and high frequency oscillatory ventilation in an anatomically-inspired model of neonatal conductive airways spanning the first few airway generations...
November 28, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209527/pembrolizumab-as-second-line-therapy-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-northern-norway-budget-impact-and-expected-gain-a-model-based-analysis
#16
Jan Norum, Margareth Aarag Antonsen, Terje Tollåli, Khalid Al-Shibli, Gry Andersen, Kristin Helene Svanqvist, Nina Helbekkmo
Background: Pembrolizumab is a new drug approved in several countries for second-line therapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) being programmed cell death ligand (PD-L1) positive. This drug has a high cost, and the cost-effectiveness ratio has been debated. Patients and methods: The budget impact to the Northern Norwegian Regional Health Authority trust of implementing pembrolizumab in second-line therapy in patients with PD-L1-positive NSCLC was calculated...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207907/implementation-of-a-goal-directed-mechanical-ventilation-order-set-driven-by-respiratory-therapists-improves-compliance-with-best-practices-for-mechanical-ventilation
#17
Misty A Radosevich, Brendan T Wanta, Todd J Meyer, Verlin W Weber, Daniel R Brown, Nathan J Smischney, Daniel A Diedrich
PURPOSE: Data regarding best practices for ventilator management strategies that improve outcomes in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are readily available. However, little is known regarding processes to ensure compliance with these strategies. We developed a goal-directed mechanical ventilation order set that included physician-specified lung-protective ventilation and oxygenation goals to be implemented by respiratory therapists (RTs). We sought as a primary outcome to determine whether an RT-driven order set with predefined oxygenation and ventilation goals could be implemented and associated with improved adherence with best practice...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205305/lung-cancer-survival-in-the-united-states-by-race-and-stage-2001-2009-findings-from-the-concord-2-study
#18
Thomas B Richards, S Jane Henley, Mary C Puckett, Hannah K Weir, Bin Huang, Thomas C Tucker, Claudia Allemani
BACKGROUND: Results from the second CONCORD study (CONCORD-2) indicated that 5-year net survival for lung cancer was low (range, 10%-20%) between 1995 and 2009 in most countries, including the United States, which was at the higher end of this range. METHODS: Data from CONCORD-2 were used to analyze net survival among patients with lung cancer (aged 15-99 years) who were diagnosed in 37 states covering 80% of the US population. Survival was corrected for background mortality using state-specific and race-specific life tables and age-standardized using International Cancer Survival Standard weights...
December 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201454/the-role-of-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-in-advanced-metastatic-thoracic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#19
REVIEW
Lisa Bodei, Jarosław B Ćwikla, Mark Kidd, Irvin M Modlin
Bronchopulmonary (BP) neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) comprise a spectrum of tumors that develop from respiratory neuroendocrine cells and represent ~20% of all lung neoplasia and ~30% of all NETs. The only curative treatment is surgical resection. For well-differentiated forms (typical and atypical carcinoids), medical therapy ranges from bioactive agents (e.g., somatostatin analogs), to biotherapy (e.g., everolimus), standard chemotherapy and peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT). PRRT with radiolabeled somatostatin analogs is an innovative treatment for inoperable or metastasized, well/moderately differentiated, NET...
November 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201453/the-role-of-multimodal-treatment-in-patients-with-advanced-lung-neuroendocrine-tumors
#20
REVIEW
Nicola Fazio, Antonio Ungaro, Francesca Spada, Chiara Alessandra Cella, Eleonora Pisa, Massimo Barberis, Chiara Grana, Dario Zerini, Emilio Bertani, Dario Ribero, Luigi Funicelli, Guido Bonomo, Davide Ravizza, Juliana Guarize, Filippo De Marinis, Francesco Petrella, Ester Del Signore, Giuseppe Pelosi, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Lung neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) comprise typical (TC) and atypical carcinoids (AC). They represent the well differentiated (WD) or low/intermediate grade forms of lung neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). Unlike the lung poorly differentiated NENs, that are usually treated with chemotherapy, lung NETs can be managed with several different therapies, making a multidisciplinary interaction a key point. We critically discussed the multimodal clinical management of patients with advanced lung NETs. Provided that no therapeutic algorithm has been validate so far, each clinical case should be discussed within a NEN-dedicated multidisciplinary team...
November 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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