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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338175/study-on-the-mechanism-of-ampk-signaling-pathway-and-its-effect-on-apoptosis-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-smmc-7721-cells-by-curcumin
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Y-J Zhang, H Xiang, J-S Liu, D Li, Z-Y Fang, H Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Liver cancer is a common malignant tumor in the digestive system. Curcumin is a kind of phenolic pigment, which is extracted from herbage and has a plenty of physiological roles in anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation and anti-tumor. In our study, human hepatoma SMMC-7721 cell lines were selected and treated with curcumin to detect its effects on the apoptosis and AMPK signaling pathway. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human liver cancer cell strain SMMC-7721 was cultured and treated with different curcumin concentrations for different times followed by measuring the changes of cell proliferation activity and cycle by MTT and flow cytometry, respectively...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302000/expanded-criteria-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-liver-transplant
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Mehmet Haberal, Aydıncan Akdur, Gökhan Moray, Gülnaz Arslan, Figen Özçay, Haldun Selçuk, Handan Özdemir
OBJECTIVES: Hepatocellular carcinoma is the sixth most common cancer worldwide and is the third highest cause of malignancy-related death. Because of its typically late diagnosis, median survival is approximately 6 to 20 months, with 5-year survival of < 12%. Hepatocellular carcinoma typically arises in the background of cirrhosis, with liver transplant regarded as the optimal therapy for selected patients. Initially, orthotopic liver transplant was limited to patients with extensive unresectable tumors, resulting in uniformly dismal outcomes due to high tumor recurrence rates...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301992/effect-of-downstaging-and-bridging-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-on-survival-following-liver-transplant-a-single-center-experience
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Mohammed I Al Sebayel, Hussien Elsiesy, Waleed Al-Hamoudi, Saleh Alabbad, Yasser ElSheikh, Hany Elbeshbeshy, Isam Salih, Sarra Yousif, Yahia Saleh, Abdulmoneim Eldali, Faisal A Abaalkhail
OBJECTIVES: Hepatocellular carcinoma is among the leading causes of cancer death. The Milan criteria are the first and most widely used criteria for selecting patients with hepatocellular carcinoma for a good transplant outcome. Studies have shown that patients with hepatocellular carcinoma outside the Milan criteria have good outcomes if they are successfully downstaged before transplant. We report our experience with locoregional therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma, either for bridging or for downstaging prior to transplant...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299879/how-accurate-are-medical-oncologists-impressions-of-management-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-in-australia
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Lewis Au, Natalie Turner, Hui-Li Wong, Kathryn Field, Belinda Lee, David Boadle, Prasad Cooray, Deme Karikios, Suzanne Kosmider, Lara Lipton, Louise Nott, Phillip Parente, Jeanne Tie, Ben Tran, Rachel Wong, Desmond Yip, Jeremy Shapiro, Peter Gibbs
AIM: Current efforts to understand patient management in clinical practice are largely based on clinician surveys with uncertain reliability. The TRACC (Treatment of Recurrent and Advanced Colorectal Cancer) database is a multisite registry collecting comprehensive treatment and outcome data on consecutive metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients at multiple sites across Australia. This study aims to determine the accuracy of oncologists' impressions of real-word practice by comparing clinicians' estimates to data captured by TRACC...
March 16, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299645/new-concepts-in-embolotherapy-of-hcc
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REVIEW
F Pesapane, N Nezami, F Patella, J F Geschwind
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide with rapidly growing incidence rates in the USA and Europe. Despite improving surveillance programs, most patients are diagnosed at intermediate to advanced stages and are no longer amenable to curative therapies, such as ablation, surgical resection and liver transplantation. For such patients, catheter-based image-guided embolotherapies such as transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) represent the standard of care and mainstay therapy, as recommended and endorsed by a variety of national guidelines and staging systems...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296775/giant-hepatic-metastasis-in-a-patient-with-coin-like-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-incidentally-diagnosed-at-autopsy-a-case-report
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Decebal Fodor, Simona Gurzu, Anca Otilia Contac, Ioan Jung
RATIONALE: Encephalopathy is a rare complication of hepatic metastases. In this paper we present a case of a patient with lung cancer and metastatic-related giant hepatomegaly. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 78-year-old previously healthy male was admitted in the Emergency room in hepatic coma. DIAGNOSES: The abdominal CT scan examination revealed a huge liver filled with solid nodules. INTERVENTIONS: No interventions were performed...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291578/nicotinamide-n-methyltransferase-more-than-a-vitamin-b3-clearance-enzyme
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REVIEW
Pavlos Pissios
Nicotinamide (NAM) N-methyltransferase (NNMT) was originally identified as the enzyme responsible for the methylation of NAM, one of the forms of vitamin B3. Methylated NAM is eventually excreted from the body. Recent evidence has expanded the role of NNMT beyond clearance of excess vitamin B3. NNMT has been implicated in the regulation of multiple metabolic pathways in tissues such as adipose and liver as well as cancer cells through the consumption of methyl donors and generation of active metabolites. This review examines recent findings regarding the function of NNMT in physiology and disease and highlights potential new avenues for therapeutic intervention...
March 10, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288884/the-profile-of-circulating-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-patients-undergoing-lower-limb-endovascular-interventions-for-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Ioakeim T Giagtzidis, Nikolaos P Kadoglou, George Mantas, Aris Spathis, Konstantinos O Papazoglou, Petros Karakitsos, Christos D Liapis, Christos D Karkos
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play a significant role in the development and progression of atherosclerotic vascular disease. We aimed to document the profile of circulating MMPs in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients undergoing lower limb endovascular revascularization. METHODS: A total of 46 patients (37 male; mean age 66±11 years) undergoing elective lower limb percutaneous revascularization (angioplasty/stent) for symptomatic PAD were recruited from two vascular centers...
March 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283691/-modulation-of-the-intestinal-microbiota-by-nutritional-interventions
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S Derer, H Lehnert, C Sina, A E Wagner
Humans live in symbiosis with billions of commensal bacteria. The so-called microbiota live on different biological interfaces such as the skin, the urogenital tract and the gastrointestinal tract. Commensal bacteria replace potentially pathogenic microbes, synthesize vitamins and ferment dietary fibre. An imbalance in the bacterial composition of the intestinal microbiota has been associated with various diseases including gut-associated disorders such as inflammatory bowel diseases, colorectal cancer and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease...
March 10, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282922/the-development-of-a-novel-therapeutic-strategy-to-target-hyaluronan-in-the-extracellular-matrix-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Daisuke Kudo, Akiko Suto, Kenichi Hakamada
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most lethal diseases to affect humans, regardless of whether patients receive multimodal therapy (including surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy). This resistance to intervention is currently considered to be caused by the desmoplastic change of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in PDAC tissues, which is characterized by the accumulation of cancer-associated fibroblasts, collagen, proteoglycan, and hyaluronan. Among these ECM components, hyaluronan has attracted interest because various studies have indicated that hyaluronan-rich PDAC is correlated with the progressive properties of cancer cells, both in experimental and clinical settings...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281295/management-of-people-with-intermediate-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Davide Roccarina, Avik Majumdar, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: There is significant uncertainty in the treatment of intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma which is defined by the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) as hepatocellular carcinoma stage B with large, multi-nodular, Child-Pugh status A to B, performance status 0 to 2, and without vascular occlusion or extrahepatic disease. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different interventions used in the treatment of intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (BCLC stage B) through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available interventions according to their safety and efficacy...
March 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267621/targeting-hepatic-macrophages-to-treat-liver-diseases
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REVIEW
Frank Tacke
Our view on liver macrophages in the context of health and disease has been reformed by the recognition of a remarkable heterogeneity of phagocytes in the liver. Liver macrophages consist of ontogenically distinct populations termed Kupffer cells and monocyte-derived macrophages. Kupffer cells are self-renewing, resident and principally non-migratory phagocytes, serving as sentinels for liver homeostasis. Liver injury triggers Kupffer cell activation, leading to inflammatory cytokine and chemokine release. This fosters the infiltration of monocytes into liver that give rise to large numbers of inflammatory monocyte-derived macrophages...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267205/external-beam-radiotherapy-for-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Omar Abdel-Rahman, Zeinab Elsayed
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common liver neoplasm, the sixth most common cancer worldwide, and the third most common cause of cancer mortality. Moreover, its incidence has increased dramatically in the past decade. While surgical resection and liver transplantation are the main curative treatments, only around 20% of people with early hepatocellular carcinoma may benefit from these therapies. Current treatment options for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma include various ablative and transarterial therapies in addition to the drug sorafenib...
March 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266600/percutaneous-irreversible-electroporation-long-term-survival-analysis-of-71-patients-with-inoperable-malignant-hepatic-tumors
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C Niessen, S Thumann, L Beyer, B Pregler, J Kramer, S Lang, A Teufel, E M Jung, C Stroszczynski, P Wiggermann
Aim of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate the survival times after percutaneous irreversible electroporation (IRE) in inoperable liver tumors not amenable to thermal ablation. 71 patients (14 females, 57 males, median age 63.5 ± 10.8 years) with 103 liver tumors were treated in 83 interventions using IRE (NanoKnife(®) system). The median tumor short-axis diameter was 1.9 cm (minimum 0.4 cm, maximum 4.5 cm). 35 patients had primary liver tumors and 36 patients had liver metastases. The Kaplan-Meier method was employed to calculate the survival rates, and the different groups were compared using multivariate log-rank and Wilcoxon tests...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264666/prevention-of-liver-tumor-formation-in-woodchucks-with-established-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-treatment-with-cationic-liposome-dna-complexes
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Jeffery Fairman, Katherine H Liu, Stephan Menne
BACKGROUND: Approximately 250 million people worldwide are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and more than half of the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cases are attributed to this infection. As HCC has a high mortality rate, and current treatment options are remarkably limited, the development of new therapeutic treatment strategies is warranted. METHODS: In this study, woodchucks infected with woodchuck hepatitis virus (WHV), and with pre-existing liver tumors, were used as a model to investigate if complexes of cationic liposomes and non-coding DNA (JVRS-100) were effective in treatment of HCC...
March 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262574/health-adjusted-life-expectancy-in-hiv-positive-and-hiv-negative-men-and-women-in-british-columbia-canada-a-population-based-observational-cohort-study
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Robert S Hogg, Oghenowede Eyawo, Alexandra B Collins, Wendy Zhang, Shahab Jabbari, Mark W Hull, Viviane Dias Lima, Tareq Ahmed, Claire E Kendall, Keri N Althoff, Amy C Justice, Rolando Barrios, Jeannie Shoveller, Julio S G Montaner
BACKGROUND: We sought to understand whether people living with HIV (PLHIV) ever on highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) follow a pattern where morbidity is compressed into the last years of life or lessened as people age. We aimed to estimate health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE) among adults living with and without HIV, and examine dependency between causes of comorbidities. METHODS: The Comparative Outcomes and Service Utilization Trends (COAST) study is a retrospective cohort of adults (≥20 years) including all known PLHIV and a 10% random sample of the general population of British Columbia, and with longitudinal data spanning from April 1, 1996, to Dec 31, 2012...
March 2, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258743/loco-regional-treatment-of-hcc-current-status
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REVIEW
L Crocetti, I Bargellini, R Cioni
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents one of the few cancers for which locoregional treatments are recognised as being able to cure and/or prolong survival and are included in international guidelines. This is due to the unique nature of HCC, in most cases occurring in patients with underlying virus- or alcohol-related cirrhosis. The treatment choice in patients with HCC is therefore driven not only by tumour staging, as in the great majority of cancers, but also by careful evaluation of liver function and physical status...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255652/attenuation-of-liver-cancer-development-by-oral-glycerol-supplementation-in-the-rat
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Alejo M Capiglioni, Florencia Lorenzetti, Ariel D Quiroga, Juan P Parody, María T Ronco, Gerardo B Pisani, María C Carrillo, María P Ceballos, María de Luján Alvarez
PURPOSE: Glycerol usage is increasing in food industry for human and animal nutrition. This study analyzed the impact of glycerol metabolism when orally supplemented during the early stage of rat liver carcinogenesis. METHODS: Wistar rats were subjected to a 2-phase model of hepatocarcinogenesis (initiated-promoted, IP group). IP animals also received glycerol by gavage (200 mg/kg body weight, IPGly group). RESULTS: Glycerol treatment reduced the volume of preneoplastic lesions by decreasing the proliferative status of liver foci, increasing the expression of p53 and p21 proteins and reducing the expression of cyclin D1 and cyclin-dependent kinase 1...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255129/-an-adrenal-neuroblastoma-regression-diagnosed-and-followed-by-ultrasound-a-case-report
#19
Chao Tian, Lie Chen, Caiyi Zhu
Neuroblastoma is an embryonal tumor of the sympathetic nervous system, arising during fetal or early post-natal life from sympathetic cells derived from the neural crest. A 9-day-old boy was diagnosed as adrenal neuroblastoma with liver metastasis by biopsy. After 6 years of follow-up with ultrasound observation, the boy presents a process of spontaneous recovery without any special treatment. Spontaneous regression of cancer is defined as the decrease in size or disappearance of a primary tumor or metastatic disease without therapeutic intervention...
February 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253921/aldh2-polymorphism-and-alcohol-related-cancers-in-asians-a-public-health-perspective
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REVIEW
Jeffrey S Chang, Jenn-Ren Hsiao, Che-Hong Chen
The occurrence of more than 200 diseases, including cancer, can be attributed to alcohol drinking. The global cancer deaths attributed to alcohol-consumption rose from 243,000 in 1990 to 337,400 in 2010. In 2010, cancer deaths due to alcohol consumption accounted for 4.2% of all cancer deaths. Strong epidemiological evidence has established the causal role of alcohol in the development of various cancers, including esophageal cancer, head and neck cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer. The evidence for the association between alcohol and other cancers is inconclusive...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
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