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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283337/oncocytic-adreno-cortical-tumors-pathological-features-of-16-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yesim Ertan, Asuman Argon, Murat Özdemir, Banu Pınar Sarer Yürekli, Zafer Dökümcü, Özer Makay
Oncocytic neoplasms of the adrenal gland are extremely rare tumors. These tumors differ from their nononcocytic counterparts in some respects. The aim of this study was to review and discuss the clinical, histological, and immunohistochemical features of as well as the prognosis for these rare tumors. In total, 16 cases diagnosed as adrenocortical oncocytic neoplasms between January 2011 and December 2016 were included in the study. The demographic data, gross characteristics, histological data, and immunohistochemical data (Chromogranin-A, Synaptophysin, α-Inhibin, Melan-A, Ki67, PHH3) were reevaluated...
2017: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260252/-functional-diagnostics-in-endocrinology
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REVIEW
C J Auernhammer, M Reincke
When investigating many endocrinological diseases, basal laboratory parameters are not sufficient to distinguish between physiological and pathological hormone secretion. Functional diagnostics plays a decisive role in this context. Stimulation and suppression tests are used depending on whether under- or over-function needs to be diagnosed. This review article discusses selected functional tests, each of which plays an important role in current guidelines. Indications and test principles, including their performance, reliability, and limitations, are discussed...
December 19, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205368/cyclic-amp-dependent-protein-kinase-catalytic-subunit-a-prkaca-the-expected-the-unexpected-and-what-might-be-next
#3
Constantine A Stratakis
Protein kinase A (PKA) or cyclic-AMP (cAMP)-dependent kinase was among the first serine-threonine kinases to be molecularly and functionally characterized. For years, it was investigated as the enzyme that mediates cAMP functions in almost all cell systems and organisms studied to date. Despite PKA's critical role in signaling and the long history of investigations of cAMP in oncogenesis (dating back to the 1970's), it was not until relatively recently that PKA defects were found to be directly involved in tumor predisposition...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197012/co-culture-of-h295r-adrenocortical-carcinoma-and-bewo-choriocarcinoma-cells-to-study-feto-placental-interactions-focus-on-estrogen-biosynthesis
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Andrée-Anne Hudon Thibeault, J Thomas Sanderson, Cathy Vaillancourt
Estrogens are produced in large amounts during pregnancy, as a result of a tightly regulated cooperation between the maternal and fetal adrenal cortex, which produce androgen precursors, and the placental villous trophoblast, which transforms these precursors into estrogens. These estrogens play an important role in proper placental function, in adaptation of the mother to pregnancy, as well as in adequate fetal development. Disruption of estrogen production is associated with poor pregnancy outcomes and fetal malformation or altered fetal programming...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192420/use-of-a-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-device-for-menorrhagia-treatment-during-adjuvant-therapy-of-adrenocortical-carcinoma-with-mitotane
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Piotr Robert Szkodziak, Piotr Czuczwar, Sławomir Woźniak, Filip Szkodziak, Tomasz Paszkowski
Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare tumour with high malignancy and poor prognosis. This tumour is rarely diagnosed in the reproductive age. Complete surgical resection is the only curative treatment for adrenal cancer in all stages. After surgery adjuvant chemotherapy is required. Mitotane is the most important drug in adrenal cancer chemotherapy. Mitotane's mode of action is not entirely explained. Animal studies have shown that the substance exerts a direct cytotoxic effect on the cells of the adrenal cortex...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184140/induced-cortical-tension-restores-functional-junctions-in-adhesion-defective-carcinoma-cells
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Shoko Ito, Satoru Okuda, Masako Abe, Mari Fujimoto, Tetsuo Onuki, Tamako Nishimura, Masatoshi Takeichi
Normal epithelial cells are stably connected to each other via the apical junctional complex (AJC). AJCs, however, tend to be disrupted during tumor progression, and this process is implicated in cancer dissemination. Here, using colon carcinoma cells that fail to form AJCs, we investigated molecular defects behind this failure through a search for chemical compounds that could restore AJCs, and found that microtubule-polymerization inhibitors (MTIs) were effective. MTIs activated GEF-H1/RhoA signaling, causing actomyosin contraction at the apical cortex...
November 28, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164505/network-level-dysconnectivity-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-npc-early-post-radiotherapy-longitudinal-resting-state-fmri-study
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Yingwei Qiu, Zheng Guo, Lujun Han, Yadi Yang, Jing Li, Shiliang Liu, Xiaofei Lv
In this study, we seek to longitudinally investigate the network-level functional connectivity (FC) alternations and its association with irradiation dose and cognition changes in the early stage post radiotherapy (RT) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients. We performed independent component analysis (ICA) of resting state blood oxygen level-dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-fMRI) from 39 newly diagnosed NPC patients before receiving treatment (baseline), and 3 months post-RT. the default mode network (DMN), salience network (SN), and executive control network (ECN) were extracted with well-validated software (GIFT)...
November 21, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153358/impact-of-noise-optimized-virtual-monoenergetic-dual-energy-computed-tomography-on-image-quality-in-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Simon S Martin, Julian L Wichmann, Sophia Pfeifer, Doris Leithner, Lukas Lenga, Michael A Reynolds, Tommaso D'Angelo, Renate Hammerstingl, Tatjana Gruber-Rouh, Thomas J Vogl, Moritz H Albrecht
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a noise-optimized virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI+) reconstruction technique on image quality and lesion delineation in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) undergoing abdominal dual-energy computed tomography (DECT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-two patients (33 men; 61.5±13.6years) with RCC underwent contrast-enhanced DECT during the corticomedullary and nephrogenic phase of renal enhancement...
December 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071436/measurement-and-scan-reproducibility-of-parameters-of-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-in-renal-tumor-and-normal-renal-parenchyma-a-preliminary-research-at-3-0%C3%A2-t-mr
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Jingjing Pan, Hongtao Zhang, Fengyuan Man, Yanguang Shen, Yingwei Wang, Yan Zhong, Lu Ma, Haiyi Wang, Huiyi Ye
PURPOSE: To prospectively estimate measurement and scan reproducibility of parameters of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) in renal tumors, normal renal cortex, and medulla. METHODS: Twenty-four consecutive patients (twelve males and twelve females; median age 56.7 years, range 32-71 years) with 25 renal tumors (20 renal cell carcinomas, one urothelium carcinoma, three angiomyolipomas, and one oncocytoma) were examined twice using IVIM1 and IVIM2 with 9 and 16 b values, respectively, at 3...
October 25, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994198/the-incidence-of-thyroid-cartilage-invasion-in-early-stage-laryngeal-carcinoma-our-experience-on-sixty-two-patients
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LETTER
H M Yener, M Yilmaz, A B Karaaltın, H C Inan, F Turgut, E D Gözen, N Comunoglu, E Karaman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976334/super-scan-caused-by-parathyroid-carcinoma-observed-both-in-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-scan-and-tc-99m-mdp-bone-scintigraphy
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İsa Burak Güney, Semra Paydaş, Hüseyin Tuğsan Ballı
Super scan is a well-known finding described in skeletal scintigraphy characterized by uniform symmetrically increased radiopharmaceutical uptake by bones and consequently diminished renal parenchymal activity. Sy et al. hypothesized that the faint visualization of renal cortex in bone scintigraphy might be the result of increased uptake of radiopharmaceutical by pathologic bones and reduced phosphate excretion. The super scan on (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) has been observed in various conditions such as prostate cancer, lung cancer, renal adenocarcinoma, gastric cancer and primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the kidney...
October 3, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975890/identification-and-validation-of-novel-prognostic-markers-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Maj Rabjerg
Kidney cancer (Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)) is one of the most deadly malignancies due to frequent late diagnosis and poor treatment options. Histologically, RCC embraces a wide variety of different subtypes with the clear cell variant (ccRCC) being the most common, accounting for 75-90% of all RCCs. At present, the surveillance protocols for follow-up of RCC patients after radical nephrectomy are based on the American Joint Committee on Cancers (AJCC) pathological tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) classification system...
October 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943972/small-non-coding-rna-abundance-in-adrenocortical-carcinoma-a-footprint-of-a-rare-cancer
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Srinivas V Koduru, Ashley N Leberfinger, Dino J Ravnic
BACKGROUND: Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a relatively rare, but aggressive type of cancer, which affects both children and adults. OBJECTIVE: Small non-coding RNAs (sncRNAs) play important roles and may serve as biomarkers for disease diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. METHODS: In our study, we sought to identify sncRNAs associated with malignant adrenal tumors. We obtained publicly available, small RNA sequencing data derived from 45 ACC and 30 benign tumors arising from the cortex of the adrenal gland, adrenocortical adenomas (ACA), and compared their sncRNA expression profiles...
2017: Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877063/sentinel-lymph-nodes-in-classic-invasive-lobular-carcinoma-of-the-breast-cytokeratin-immunostain-ensures-detection-and-precise-determination-of-extent-of-involvement
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Ami Patel, Timothy D'Alfonso, Esther Cheng, Syed A Hoda
The assessment of sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) on hematoxylin and eosin (H&E)-stained sections in cases of classic type of invasive lobular carcinoma (cILC) is considered unreliable, particularly in cases with minimal involvement, that is by either isolated tumor cells (pN0i+) or micrometastases (pN1mi). Although the impact of minimal SLN involvement has been shown to be insignificant in most clinical trials (even though cILC was either under-represented or not separated in the respective cohorts), the results of MIRROR trial did emphasize the need for additional therapy in cases with minimally involved SLN to ensure improved disease-free survival...
November 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872547/fdg-pet-ct-in-2-cases-of-renal-metastasis-from-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#15
Qian Zhao, Aisheng Dong, Bo Yang, Yang Wang, Changjing Zuo
Clinically, renal metastasis from esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is uncommon. We present 2 cases of renal metastasis from esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with enhanced CT and FDG PET/CT findings. In the first case, right kidney and right renal hilum were the only known metastatic sites. In the second case, bilateral kidneys were the only known metastatic sites. All the renal metastatic tumors appeared as hypovascular and hypoattenuating masses involving both the renal cortex and medulla on enhanced CT and intense FDG uptake on FDG PET/CT...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757600/relative-computed-tomography-ct-enhancement-value-for-the-assessment-of-microvascular-architecture-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Ai-Mei Ouyang, Zhao-Long Wei, Xin-You Su, Kun Li, Dong Zhao, De-Xin Yu, Xiang-Xing Ma
BACKGROUND To investigate the correlation between the relative computed tomography (CT) enhancement value and the microvascular architecture in different pathologic subtypes of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 55 patients with pathologically confirmed RCC. Immunohistochemistry for CD34 was performed for all surgical specimens. Microvascular architecture parameters (density, area, diameter, and perimeter) for the microvessels and the microvessels with lumen were determined...
July 31, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713756/dental-invasion-by-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-oral-cavity
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Marco Guzzo, Pasquale Quattrone, Roberto Bianchi, Sarah Colombo
Cancer progression through the mandible bone is still questioned. Once the tumor has eroded the cortex, it can extend vertically and laterally. It usually spreads in the medullary spaces and finally affects the alveolar nerve. The presence of the teeth has been considered as a relative barrier to cancer infiltration until now. Herein, we report an uncommon case of dental root invasion by adenoid cystic carcinoma of the floor of the mouth.
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694749/variability-of-antioxidant-and-biological-activities-of-rhus-tripartitum-related-to-phenolic-compounds
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Hanène Ben Miled, Mariem Saada, Ines Jallali, Zaineb Ben Barka, Mounira Tlili, Hichem Alimi, Mohsen Sakly, Khémais Ben Rhouma, Manef Abderrabba, Hafedh Abdelmelek, Olfa Tebourbi, Riadh Ksouri
Rhus species are known in traditional medicine for their therapeutic virtue and their extracts showed numerous important properties including antimalarial, antimicrobial, antiviral, and hypoglycemic and anticonvulsant activities. Rhus tripartitum (Ucria) is a medicinal plant widely used in Tunisia folk medicine against chronic diarrhea and gastric ulcer. This study was designed to examine in vitro and ex vivo antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities of four extracts of Rhus tripartitum root cortex with increasing solvent polarity (hexane, dichloromethane, methanol and water)...
2017: EXCLI Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693225/dynamic-mri-follow-up-of-radiation-encephalopathy-in-the-temporal-lobe-following-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-radiotherapy
#19
Xiaofeng Zhou, Xiaofang Liao, Xiaoqiu Ren, Kewei Xiang, Qiongge Hu, Minming Zhang, Huijuan He, Li Shen, Qichun Wei
The natural course of radiation encephalopathy following nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) radiotherapy remains poorly understood. The present study aimed to investigate the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics and evolution of radiation encephalopathy. A series of 162 follow-up MRI examinations from 68 NPC patients with radiation encephalopathy in the temporal lobes were analyzed retrospectively. Each component of radiation encephalopathy was defined as follows: i) contrast enhanced lesions were enhanced lesions on contrast enhanced T1-weighted images (T1WI); ii) white matter lesions were lesions of homogeneous hyperintensity on T2-weighted images (T2WI) and hypointensity on T1WI; iii) cysts were round or oval well-defined lesions of hyperintensity on T2WI; iv) hemosiderin deposition were nodular or annular hypointense lesions with lower hypointense than normal white matter on both T1WI and T2WI; v) gray matter lesions were defined as disruption or erosion of hyperintensity in the cortex on T2WI...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672049/diagnostic-and-prognostic-role-of-sf1-igf2-ki67-p53-adiponectin-and-leptin-receptors-in-human-adrenal-cortical-tumors
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Anna Babińska, Rafał Pęksa, Piotr Wiśniewski, Renata Świątkowska-Stodulska, Krzysztof Sworczak
BACKGROUND: The authors have examined the immunohistochemical expression of several proteins and their relationship with adrenal cortical carcinoma (ACC) diagnosis and progression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 83 patients with benign and malignant adrenal cortex tumors operated on in a single center were included in the study. Expression of the following proteins was examined: steroidogenic factor 1 (SF1), insulin growth factor 2 (IGF2), Ki67, p53, as well as adiponectin (Adipo R1, Adipo R2), and leptin (Ob-R) receptors...
September 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
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