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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145657/the-utility-of-blood-neuroendocrine-gene-transcript-measurement-in-the-diagnosis-of-bronchopulmonary-neuroendocrine-tumours-and-as-a-tool-to-evaluate-surgical-resection-and-disease-progression
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Pier Luigi Filosso, Mark Kidd, Matteo Roffinella, Anna Lewczuk, Kyung-Min Chung, Agnieszka Kolasinska-Cwikla, Jaroslaw Cwikla, Anna Lowczak, Anna Doboszynska, Anna Malczewska, Maria Catalano, Valentina Zunino, Monica Boita, Emanuela Arvat, Riccardo Cristofori, Francesco Guerrera, Alberto Oliaro, Margot Tesselaar, Wieneke Buikhuisen, Beata Kos-Kudla, Mauro Papotti, Lisa Bodei, Ignat Drozdov, Irvin Modlin
OBJECTIVES: The management of bronchopulmonary neuroendocrine tumours (BPNETs) is difficult, since imaging, histology and biomarkers have a limited value in diagnosis, predicting outcome and defining therapeutic efficacy. We evaluated a NET multigene blood test (NETest) to diagnose BPNETs, assess disease status and evaluate surgical resection. METHODS: (i) Diagnostic cohort: BP carcinoids (n = 118)-typical carcinoid, n = 67 and atypical carcinoid, n = 51; other lung NEN (large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma and small-cell lung carcinoma, n = 13); adenocarcinoma, (n = 26); squamous cell carcinoma (n = 23); controls (n = 90) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (n = 18)...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132721/endocrine-pathology-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Sylvia L Asa, Ozgur Mete
Endocrine pathology is the subspecialty of diagnostic pathology which deals with the diagnosis and characterisation of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the endocrine system. This relatively young subspecialty was initially focused mainly on thyroid and parathyroid pathology, with some participants also involved in studies of the pituitary, the endocrine pancreas, and the adrenal glands. However, the endocrine system involves much more than these traditional endocrine organs and the discipline has grown to encompass lesions of the dispersed neuroendocrine cells, including neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) of the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, thymus, breast and prostate, as well as paraganglia throughout the body, not just in the adrenals...
November 10, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114468/classification-of-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-tumors-new-insights
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Pelosi, Angelica Sonzogni, Sergio Harari, Adriana Albini, Enrica Bresaola, Caterina Marchiò, Federica Massa, Luisella Righi, Gaia Gatti, Nikolaos Papanikolaou, Namrata Vijayvergia, Fiorella Calabrese, Mauro Papotti
Neuroendocrine tumors of the lung (Lu-NETs) embrace a heterogeneous family of neoplasms classified into four histological variants, namely typical carcinoid (TC), atypical carcinoid (AC), large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) and small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). Defining criteria on resection specimens include mitotic count in 2 mm(2) and the presence or absence of necrosis, alongside a constellation of cytological and histological traits including cell size and shape, nuclear features and overall architecture...
October 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112011/role-of-various-metabolic-parameters-derived-from-baseline-18f-fdg-pet-ct-as-prognostic-markers-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-undergoing-platinum-based-chemotherapy
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Akshima Sharma, Anant Mohan, Ashu Seith Bhalla, Mehar Chand Sharma, Sreenivas Vishnubhatla, Chandan J Das, Anil Kumar Pandey, Chandra Sekhar Bal, Chetan D Patel, Punit Sharma, Krishan Kant Agarwal, Rakesh Kumar
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the role of various quantitative and semiquantitative metabolic parameters derived from dynamic and static baseline F-FDG PET/CT in prediction of overall survival (OS) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who were planned to undergo platinum-based chemotherapy. METHODS: Sixty patients (51 male and 9 female patients) with biopsy-proven NSCLC and mean age 59.55 ± 10.06 years who were planned to undergo platinum-based chemotherapy were enrolled in the study...
November 3, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100671/-nettling-the-host-breaking-of-tolerance-in-chronic-inflammation-and-chronic-infection
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REVIEW
Sladjana Skopelja-Gardner, Jonathan D Jones, William F C Rigby
How and why we break tolerance to self-proteins still remains a largely unanswered question. Neutrophils have been identified as a rich source of autoantigens in a wide array of autoimmune diseases that arise as a consequence of different environmental and genetic factors, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, vasculitis, cystic fibrosis (CF) etc. Specifically, neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation has been identified as a link between innate and adaptive immune responses in autoimmunity. Autoantigens including neutrophil granular proteins (targeted by anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, ANCA) as well as post-translationally modified proteins, i...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081664/impact-of-prior-therapies-on-everolimus-activity-an-exploratory-analysis-of-radiant-4
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Roberto Buzzoni, Carlo Carnaghi, Jonathan Strosberg, Nicola Fazio, Simron Singh, Fabian Herbst, Antonia Ridolfi, Marianne E Pavel, Edward M Wolin, Juan W Valle, Do-Youn Oh, James C Yao, Rodney Pommier
BACKGROUND: Recently, everolimus was shown to improve median progression-free survival (PFS) by 7.1 months in patients with advanced, progressive, well-differentiated, nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of lung or gastrointestinal (GI) tract compared with placebo (HR, 0.48; 95% CI, 0.35-0.67; P<0.00001) in the Phase III, RADIANT-4 study. This post hoc analysis evaluates the impact of prior therapies (somatostatin analogs [SSA], chemotherapy, and radiotherapy) on everolimus activity...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076658/fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-of-hepatic-metastases-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-20-year-retrospective-single-institutional-study
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Omer A M Saeed, Harvey Cramer, Xiaoyan Wang, Howard H Wu
BACKGROUND: Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is considered an excellent technique for documenting metastatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). This study aims to evaluate the accuracy of FNA in diagnosing metastatic NETs to the liver and determining the grade and origin of these metastases. METHODS: Our laboratory information system was searched from 1997 to 2016 to identify all cases of metastatic NETs to the liver that were sampled by FNA. The cytopathology and surgical pathology reports as well as the patients' electronic medical records were reviewed...
October 27, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055056/everolimus-in-advanced-progressive-well-differentiated-non-functional-neuroendocrine-tumors-radiant-4-lung-subgroup-analysis
#8
Nicola Fazio, Roberto Buzzoni, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Margot E Tesselaar, Edward Wolin, Eric Van Cutsem, Paolo Tomassetti, Jonathan Strosberg, Maurizio Voi, Lida Bubuteishvili-Pacaud, Antonia Ridolfi, Fabian Herbst, Jiri Tomasek, Simron Singh, Marianne Pavel, Matthew H Kulke, Juan W Valle, James C Yao
In the phase III RADIANT-4 study, everolimus improved median progression-free survival (PFS) by 7.1 months in patients with advanced, progressive, well-differentiated (grade 1 or grade 2), non-functional lung or gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) vs placebo (hazard ratio, 0.48; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.35-0.67; P < .00001). This exploratory analysis reports the outcomes of the subgroup of patients with lung NETs. In RADIANT-4, patients were randomized (2:1) to everolimus 10 mg/d or placebo, both with best supportive care...
October 21, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053025/e-cigarette-use-causes-a-unique-innate-immune-response-in-the-lung-involving-increased-neutrophilic-activation-and-altered-mucin-secretion
#9
Boris Reidel, Giorgia Radicioni, Phillip Clapp, Amina A Ford, Sabri Abdelwahab, Meghan E Rebuli, Prashamsha Haridass, Neil E Alexis, Ilona Jaspers, Mehmet Kesimer
RATIONALE: E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular and little is known about their potential adverse health effects. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of e-cigarette use on the airways. METHODS: Induced sputum samples from cigarette smokers, e-cigarette users, and non-smokers, were analyzed by quantitative proteomics, and the total and individual concentrations of mucins MUC5AC and MUC5B were determined by light scattering/refractometry and labeled mass spectrometry, respectively...
October 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051037/serum-microrna-signature-predicts-response-to-high-dose-radiation-therapy-in-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#10
Yilun Sun, Peter G Hawkins, Nan Bi, Robert T Dess, Muneesh Tewari, Jason W D Hearn, James A Hayman, Gregory P Kalemkerian, Theodore S Lawrence, Randall K Ten Haken, Martha M Matuszak, Feng-Ming Kong, Shruti Jolly, Matthew J Schipper
PURPOSE: To assess the utility of circulating serum microRNAs (c-miRNAs) to predict response to high-dose radiation therapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Data from 80 patients treated from 2004 to 2013 with definitive standard- or high-dose radiation therapy for stages II-III NSCLC as part of 4 prospective institutional clinical trials were evaluated. Pretreatment serum levels of 62 miRNAs were measured by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction array...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040209/inherited-and-acquired-clinical-phenotypes-associated-with-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Rory E Nicholaides, M Teresa de la Morena
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Overview of neuroendocrine neoplasms in the context of their associations with primary and secondary immunodeficiency states. RECENT FINDINGS: Malignancies of neuroendocrine origin are well known to be associated with hereditary syndromes, including multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1, von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, neurofibromatosis type 1, and tuberous sclerosis. This review includes the X-linked form of hyper-IgM syndrome (XHIGM), due to mutations in the CD40Ligand gene (CD40LG), as an additional inherited disorder with susceptibility to such malignancies, and discusses neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) arising in other immunocompromised states...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034687/predictors-of-placement-of-inpatient-palliative-care-consult-orders-among-patients-with-breast-lung-and-colon-cancer-in-a-safety-net-hospital-system
#12
Lauren N Smith, Ramona L Rhodes, Lei Xuan, Ethan A Halm
BACKGROUND: The provision of palliative and end-of-life care to patients who are underrepresented and underserved provides unique challenges and opportunities. OBJECTIVES: To examine predictors of placement of inpatient palliative care consult orders among patients with breast, lung, and colorectal cancer hospitalized in a safety net hospital in 2010. METHODS: Simple and multivariable logistic regression of data on selected patients with cancer was performed to identify predictors of placement of inpatient palliative care consult orders...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033944/artificial-polysialic-acid-chains-as-sialidase-resistant-molecular-anchors-to-accumulate-particles-on-neutrophil-extracellular-traps
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Christina E Galuska, Jan A Dambon, Andrea Kühnle, Kim F Bornhöfft, Gerlinde Prem, Kristina Zlatina, Thomas Lütteke, Sebastian P Galuska
Neutrophils are involved in numerous immunological events. One mechanism of neutrophils to combat pathogens is the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). Thereby, neutrophils use DNA fibers to form a meshwork of DNA and histones as well as several antimicrobial components to trap and kill invaders. However, the formation of NETs can lead to pathological conditions triggering among other things (e.g., sepsis or acute lung failure), which is mainly a consequence of the cytotoxic characteristics of accumulated extracellular histones...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027110/predicting-the-cancer-burden-in-catalonia-between-2015-and-2025-the-challenge-of-cancer-management-in-the-elderly
#14
R Clèries, A Ameijide, R Marcos-Gragera, L Pareja, M Carulla, M-L Vilardell, L Esteban, M Buxó, J-A Espinàs, A Puigdefàbregas, J Ribes, A Izquierdo, J Galceran, J M Borrás
BACKGROUND: Developing effective cancer control programmes requires information on the future cancer burden in an ageing population. In our study we predicted the burden of cancer in Catalonia from 2015 to 2025. METHODS: Bayesian age-period-cohort models were used to predict the burden of cancer from 2015 to 2025 using incidence data from the Girona and Tarragona cancer registries and cancer mortality data from the Catalan mortality registry. Using the Bashir-Estève method, we divided the net change in the number of cases between 2015 and 2025 into changes due to population size (S), cancer risk (R) and age (A) distribution...
October 12, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026467/chromogranin-a-as-a-biochemical-marker-for-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-single-center-experience-at-royal-hospital-oman
#15
Elham S Al-Risi, Fatma S Al-Essry, Waad-Allah S Mula-Abed
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the significance of serum chromogranin A (CgA) status in patients with and without different neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) by conducting a retrospective assessment of the diagnostic utility and limitations of CgA as a biomarker for NETs in a tertiary care hospital in Oman. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of CgA requests referred to the Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory, Royal Hospital, Oman over a 24-month period (April 2012 to March 2014)...
September 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025396/a-description-of-the-gross-pathology-of-drowning-and-other-causes-of-mortality-in-seabirds
#16
Victor R Simpson, David N Fisher
BACKGROUND: Mortality of seabirds due to anthropogenic causes, especially entrapment in fishing gear, is a matter of increasing international concern. This study aimed at characterising the gross pathology of seabirds that drowned in fishing nets and comparing it with that in other common causes of mortality. RESULTS: Post-mortem examinations were performed on 103 common guillemots, 32 razorbills, 37 shags and 5 great northern divers found stranded in Cornwall during 1981-2016...
October 12, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940793/not-feeling-well-%C3%A2-true-or-exaggerated-self-assessed-health-as-a-leading-health-indicator
#17
Leonardo Becchetti, Maria Bachelet, Fabiola Riccardini
We provide original, international evidence documenting that self-assessed health (SAH) is a leading health indicator, that is, a significant predictor of future changes in health conditions, in a large sample of Europeans aged above 50 and living in 13 different countries. We find that, after controlling for attrition bias, lagged SAH is significantly and negatively correlated with changes in the number of chronic diseases, net of the correlations with levels, and changes in sociodemographic factors and health styles, country and regional health system effects, and declared symptoms...
September 21, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937380/bilateral-ovarian-metastases-as-the-presenting-manifestation-of-lung-carcinoid-in-a-50-year-old-woman-case-study-and-review-of-literature
#18
Subhashis Mitra, Amiya Jhunjhunwala, Hema Chakraborty
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are neoplasms arising from dispersed neuroendocrine cells, localized to the gastrointestinal tract (GIT), lungs, adrenal medulla, and other sites. The term "carcinoid tumor" is usually limited to NETs of the lung and GIT. Ovarian carcinoids are uncommon, accounting for 0.1% of ovarian malignancies and 5% of all NETs. Primary ovarian tumors arise in pure form or as a component of teratomas, while ovarian NET metastases are predominantly from gastrointestinal primaries. To the best of our knowledge, there are only two previous reports of bronchopulmonary carcinoids (PCs) metastasizing to the ovaries...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932575/pediatric-lung-transplantation
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REVIEW
Christian Benden
Pediatric lung transplantation has been undertaken since the 1980s, and it is today considered an accepted therapy option in carefully selected children with end-stage pulmonary diseases, providing carefully selected children a net survival benefit and improved health-related quality of life. Nowadays, >100 pediatric lung transplants are done worldwide every year. Here, specific pediatric aspects of lung transplantation are reviewed such as the surgical challenge, effects of immunosuppression on the developing pediatric immune system, and typical infections of childhood, as it is vital to comprehend that children undergoing lung transplants present a real challenge as children are not 'just small adults'...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923213/long-acting-somatostatin-analogues-in-the-treatment-of-unresectable-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#20
REVIEW
Thomas Enzler, Tito Fojo
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a relatively rare and heterogeneous group of neoplasms with an annual incidence of ~35 cases per 100,000 people in the United States. The updated World Health Organization (WHO) classification system of gastroenteropancreatic (GEP)-NETs categorizes these tumors according to site of origin, clinical syndrome, and degree of differentiation. Well-differentiated NETs arising from the gastrointestinal tract or lungs (formerly known as carcinoid tumors) are often indolent and slow-growing...
April 2017: Seminars in Oncology
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