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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195657/pulmonary-function-and-airway-inflammation-among-dairy-parlor-workers-after-exposure-to-inhalable-aerosols
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Matthew W Nonnenmann, David Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, Jeffrey Levin, David Douphrate, Vijay Boggaram, Joshua Schaffer, Michael Gallagher, Madeleine Hornick, Stephen Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Inhalation exposure to organic dust causes lung inflammation among agricultural workers. Due to changes in production and work organization, task-based inhalation exposure data, including novel lung inflammation biomarkers, will inform exposure recommendations for dairy farm workers. METHODS: Linear regression was used to estimate the associations of airborne exposure to dust concentration, endotoxin, and muramic acid with pulmonary outcomes (i.e., FEV1 , exhaled nitric oxide)...
March 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187030/evolution-of-quality-assurance-for-clinical-immunohistochemistry-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine-part-3-technical-validation-of-immunohistochemistry-ihc-assays-in-clinical-ihc-laboratories
#2
Emina E Torlakovic, Carol C Cheung, Corrado D'Arrigo, Manfred Dietel, Glenn D Francis, C Blake Gilks, Jacqueline A Hall, Jason L Hornick, Merdol Ibrahim, Antonio Marchetti, Keith Miller, J Han van Krieken, Soren Nielsen, Paul E Swanson, Mogens Vyberg, Xiaoge Zhou, Clive R Taylor
Validation of immunohistochemistry (IHC) assays is a subject that is of great importance to clinical practice as well as basic research and clinical trials. When applied to clinical practice and focused on patient safety, validation of IHC assays creates objective evidence that IHC assays used for patient care are "fit-for-purpose." Validation of IHC assays needs to be properly informed by and modeled to assess the purpose of the IHC assay, which will further determine what sphere of validation is required, as well as the scope, type, and tier of technical validation...
February 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182587/evolution-of-quality-assurance-for-clinical-immunohistochemistry-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine-part-2-immunohistochemistry-test-performance-characteristics
#3
Emina E Torlakovic, Carol C Cheung, Corrado D'Arrigo, Manfred Dietel, Glenn D Francis, C Blake Gilks, Jacqueline A Hall, Jason L Hornick, Merdol Ibrahim, Antonio Marchetti, Keith Miller, J Han van Krieken, Soren Nielsen, Paul E Swanson, Mogens Vyberg, Xiaoge Zhou, Clive R Taylor
All laboratory tests have test performance characteristics (TPCs), whether or not they are explicitly known to the laboratorian or the pathologist. TPCs are thus also an integral characteristic of immunohistochemistry (IHC) tests and other in situ, cell-based molecular assays such as DNA or RNA in situ hybridization or aptamer-based testing. Because of their descriptive, in situ, cell-based nature, IHC tests have a limited repertoire of appropriate TPCs. Although only a few TPCs are relevant to IHC, proper selection of informative TPCs is nonetheless essential for the development of and adherence to appropriate quality assurance measures in the IHC laboratory...
February 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165631/a-distinctive-low-grade-oncocytic-fumarate-hydratase-deficient-renal-cell-carcinoma-morphologically-reminiscent-of-sdh-deficient-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Steven C Smith, Deepika Sirohi, Chisato Ohe, Jonathan B McHugh, Jason L Hornick, Jigna Kalariya, Sushil Karia, Katie Snape, Shirley V Hodgson, Andi K Cani, Daniel Hovelson, Daniel J Luthringer, Guido Martignoni, Ying-Bei Chen, Scott A Tomlins, Rohit Mehra, Mahul B Amin
AIMS: Fumarate hydratase-deficient renal cell carcinoma (FH-deficient RCC) is a high grade, aggressive tubulopapillary carcinoma, arising predominantly in the setting of the hereditary leiomyomatosis-renal cell carcinoma syndrome of familial uterocutaneous leiomyomatosis and deficiency of fumarate hydratase. In contrast, succinate dehydrogenase (SDH)-deficient RCC is a lower grade oncocytic carcinoma with cytoplasmic flocculence/vacuolation and inclusions, arising mostly in individuals harboring germline mutations of subunit B of the SDH complex (SDHB)...
February 6, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139834/frequent-low-level-mutations-of%C3%A2-protein-kinase-d2%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-angiolipoma
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Jakob Hofvander, Elsa Arbajian, Karin G Stenkula, Karin Lindkvist-Petersson, Malin Larsson, Jenny Nilsson, Linda Magnusson, Fredrik Vult von Steyern, Pehr Rissler, Jason L Hornick, Fredrik Mertens
Tumours displaying differentiation towards normal fat constitute the most common subgroup of soft tissue neoplasms. A series of such tumours was investigated by whole-exome sequencing followed by targeted ultra-deep sequencing. Eighty percent of angiolipomas, but not any other tumour type, displayed mutations in the protein kinase D2 (PRKD2) gene, typically in the part encoding the catalytic domain. The absence of other aberrations at the chromosome or RNA level suggests that PRKD2 mutations are critical for angiolipoma development...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135145/cancer-susceptibility-gene-mutations-in-individuals-with-colorectal-cancer
#6
Matthew B Yurgelun, Matthew H Kulke, Charles S Fuchs, Brian A Allen, Hajime Uno, Jason L Hornick, Chinedu I Ukaegbu, Lauren K Brais, Philip G McNamara, Robert J Mayer, Deborah Schrag, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt, Kimmie Ng, John Kidd, Nanda Singh, Anne-Renee Hartman, Richard J Wenstrup, Sapna Syngal
Purpose Hereditary factors play an important role in colorectal cancer (CRC) risk, yet the prevalence of germline cancer susceptibility gene mutations in patients with CRC unselected for high-risk features (eg, early age at diagnosis, personal/family history of cancer or polyps, tumor microsatellite instability [MSI], mismatch repair [MMR] deficiency) is unknown. Patients and Methods We recruited 1,058 participants who received CRC care in a clinic-based setting without preselection for age at diagnosis, personal/family history, or MSI/MMR results...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130839/abnormal-p53-and-p16-staining-patterns-distinguish-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-from-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumour
#7
Inga-Marie Schaefer, Jason L Hornick, Lynette Marie Sholl, Bradley J Quade, Marisa R Nucci, Carlos Parra-Herran
AIMS: Uterine myxoid leiomyosarcoma may show relatively bland histologic appearances despite its aggressive behaviour. Distinguishing uterine leiomyosarcoma from the more indolent inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMT), which is amenable to targeted therapies, can be challenging. A significant subset of leiomyosarcomas harbour TP53 and/or CDKN2A genomic alterations. Here, we examined the diagnostic value of p53 and p16 immunohistochemistry in the distinction of uterine conventional and myxoid leiomyosarcoma from IMT, in correlation with targeted sequencing of TP53 and CDKN2A...
January 28, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100496/preexisting-immunity-not-frailty-phenotype-predicts-influenza-post-vaccination-titers-among-older-veterans
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Puja Van Epps, Terrence Tumpey, Melissa B Pearce, Hana Golding, Patricia Higgins, Thomas Hornick, Christopher Burant, Brigid M Wilson, Richard Banks, Stefan Gravenstein, David H Canaday
Both preexisting immunity to influenza and age have been shown to be a correlate of influenza vaccine response. Frailty, an indicator of functional impairment in older adults, has also been shown in one study to predict lower influenza vaccine responses among non-veterans. In the current study we aimed to determine the association between frailty, preexisting immunity and immune response to influenza vaccine in older veterans. We analyzed 117 subjects (age range 62-95 years; median 81) divided into 3 cohorts based on the Fried frailty test: non-frail (NF: N=23; median age 68), pre-frail (PF: N=50; median age 80) and frail (F:N=44; median age 82) during the 2010-2011 and 11-12 influenza seasons...
January 18, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086830/sigma-2-receptor-agonist-derivatives-of-1-cyclohexyl-4-3-5-methoxy-1-2-3-4-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl-propyl-piperazine-pb28-induce-cell-death-via-mitochondrial-superoxide-production-and-caspase-activation-in-pancreatic-cancer
#9
Maria Laura Pati, John R Hornick, Mauro Niso, Francesco Berardi, Dirk Spitzer, Carmen Abate, William Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Despite considerable efforts by scientific research, pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer related mortalities. Sigma-2 receptors, which are overexpressed in several tumors, represent promising targets for triggering selective pancreatic cancer cells death. METHODS: We selected five differently structured high-affinity sigma-2 ligands (PB28, PB183, PB221, F281 and PB282) to study how they affect the viability of diverse pancreatic cancer cells (human cell lines BxPC3, AsPC1, Mia PaCa-2, and Panc1 and mouse Panc-02, KCKO and KP-02) and how this is reflected in vivo in a tumor model...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009608/fosb-is-a-useful-diagnostic-marker-for-pseudomyogenic-hemangioendothelioma
#10
Yin P Hung, Christopher D M Fletcher, Jason L Hornick
Pseudomyogenic (epithelioid sarcoma-like) hemangioendothelioma is a distinctive vascular neoplasm of intermediate biological potential with a predilection for young adults and frequent multifocal presentation. Pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma is characterized by loose fascicles of plump spindled and epithelioid cells with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm and coexpression of keratins and endothelial markers. Recently, a SERPINE1-FOSB fusion has been identified as a consistent genetic alteration in pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007703/immunohistochemistry-is-rarely-justified-for-the-diagnosis-of-viral-infections
#11
Isaac H Solomon, Jason L Hornick, Alvaro C Laga
OBJECTIVES: To determine the utility of immunohistochemistry (IHC) for the diagnosis of viral infections in surgical pathology specimens lacking characteristic viral cytopathic effects. METHODS: Five years of cases at an academic medical center were reviewed for the use of IHC to detect cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), varicella zoster virus (VZV), adenovirus, or polyomavirus (ie, BK or JC). RESULTS: In total, 1,636 viral IHC stains were ordered on 1,099 specimens from 957 cases...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960236/radiation-associated-neoplasia-clinical-pathological-and-genomic-correlates
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REVIEW
Lynette M Sholl, Justine A Barletta, Jason L Hornick
Ionizing radiation is an established risk factor for the development of benign and malignant tumours. The epidemiology of radiation-associated neoplasia has been studied over the decades in diverse populations, including Japanese atomic bomb survivors, exposed communities following the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, and paediatric and adult populations receiving therapeutic irradiation. Radiation has been associated with an increased risk of neoplasia throughout the human body, with some sites showing a markedly increased relative risk of developing tumours (thyroid; soft tissues), depending on patient age and the context of exposure...
January 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941560/evolution-of-quality-assurance-for-clinical-immunohistochemistry-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine-part-4-tissue-tools-for-quality-assurance-in-immunohistochemistry
#13
Carol C Cheung, Corrado D'Arrigo, Manfred Dietel, Glenn D Francis, Regan Fulton, C Blake Gilks, Jacqueline A Hall, Jason L Hornick, Merdol Ibrahim, Antonio Marchetti, Keith Miller, J Han van Krieken, Soren Nielsen, Paul E Swanson, Clive R Taylor, Mogens Vyberg, Xiaoge Zhou, Emina E Torlakovic
The numbers of diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive immunohistochemistry (IHC) tests are increasing; the implementation and validation of new IHC tests, revalidation of existing tests, as well as the on-going need for daily quality assurance monitoring present significant challenges to clinical laboratories. There is a need for proper quality tools, specifically tissue tools that will enable laboratories to successfully carry out these processes. This paper clarifies, through the lens of laboratory tissue tools, how validation, verification, and revalidation of IHC tests can be performed in order to develop and maintain high quality "fit-for-purpose" IHC testing in the era of precision medicine...
December 9, 2016: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922482/evolution-of-quality-assurance-for-clinical-immunohistochemistry-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine-part-1-fit-for-purpose-approach-to-classification-of-clinical-immunohistochemistry-biomarkers
#14
Carol C Cheung, Corrado D'Arrigo, Manfred Dietel, Glenn D Francis, C Blake Gilks, Jacqueline A Hall, Jason L Hornick, Merdol Ibrahim, Antonio Marchetti, Keith Miller, J Han van Krieken, Soren Nielsen, Paul E Swanson, Clive R Taylor, Mogens Vyberg, Xiaoge Zhou, Emina E Torlakovic
Technical progress in immunohistochemistry (IHC) as well as the increased utility of IHC for biomarker testing in precision medicine avails us of the opportunity to reassess clinical IHC as a laboratory test and its proper characterization as a special type of immunoassay. IHC, as used in current clinical applications, is a descriptive, qualitative, cell-based, usually nonlinear, in situ protein immunoassay, for which the readout of the results is principally performed by pathologists rather than by the instruments on which the immunoassay is performed...
January 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889851/effect-of-cow-colostrum-on-the-performance-and-survival-rate-of-local-newborn-piglets-in-benin-republic
#15
Aristide Mahoutin Agbokounou, Gbênangnon Serge Ahounou, Issaka Youssao Abdou Karim, Guy Apollinaire Mensah, Bénoît Koutinhouin, Jean-Luc Hornick
The effect of bovine colostrum, including its thermally labile compounds, on the survival and growth performance of local breed piglets reared by their mother, in Benin, was evaluated over a 49-day trial. Three groups of 16 piglets, stemming from two primiparous sows belonging to a unique traditional farm, were respectively fed for the first 48 h of life with either bovine colostrum heated to 85 °C for 30 min, or thawed bovine colostrum, or colostrum from the mother. Thereafter, the animals that received bovine colostrum turned back to their mother...
February 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874193/alk-oncoproteins-in-atypical-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumours-novel-rrbp1-alk-fusions-in-epithelioid-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-sarcoma
#16
Jen-Chieh Lee, Chien-Feng Li, Hsuan-Ying Huang, Mei-Jun Zhu, Adrián Mariño-Enríquez, Chung-Ta Lee, Wen-Bin Ou, Jason L Hornick, Jonathan A Fletcher
ALK oncogenic activation mechanisms were characterized in four conventional spindle-cell inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours (IMT) and five atypical IMT, each of which had ALK genomic perturbations. Constitutively activated ALK oncoproteins were purified by ALK immunoprecipitation and electrophoresis, and were characterized by mass spectrometry. The four conventional IMT had TPM3/4-ALK fusions (two cases) or DCTN1-ALK fusions (two cases), whereas two atypical spindle-cell IMT had TFG-ALK and TPM3-ALK fusion in one case each, and three epithelioid inflammatory myofibroblastic sarcomas had RANBP2-ALK fusions in two cases, and a novel RRBP1-ALK fusion in one case...
February 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852700/genomic-evolution-after-chemoradiotherapy-in-anal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Kent W Mouw, James M Cleary, Brendan Reardon, Jonathan Pike, Lior Z Braunstein, Jaegil Kim, Ali Amin-Mansour, Diana Miao, Alexis Damish, Joanna Chin, Patrick A Ott, Charles S Fuchs, Neil E Martin, Gad Getz, Scott Carter, Harvey Mamon, Jason L Hornick, Eliezer Van Allen, Alan D D'Andrea
PURPOSE: Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal (ASCC) accounts for 2-4% of gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies in the US and is increasing in incidence; however, genomic features of ASCC are incompletely characterized. Primary treatment of ASCC involves concurrent chemotherapy and radiation (CRT), but the mutational landscape of resistance to CRT is unknown. Here, we aim to compare mutational features of ASCC in the pre- and post-CRT setting. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We perform whole exome sequencing of primary (n=31) and recurrent (n=31) ASCCs and correlate findings with clinical data...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843553/diabetes-as-an-increasingly-common-comorbidity-among-patient-hospitalizations-for-tuberculosis-in-the-usa
#18
Roula S Zahr, Ryan A Peterson, Linnea A Polgreen, Joseph E Cavanaugh, Douglas B Hornick, Kevin L Winthrop, Philip M Polgreen
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes is a risk factor for active tuberculosis (TB). The purpose of this paper was to estimate the risk of hospitalization for TB with and without a secondary diagnosis of diabetes in groups with different ethnic backgrounds. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 1998 to 2011, identifying all patients with a primary diagnosis of TB and/or a secondary diagnosis of diabetes (type 1 or type 2) or HIV. Next, we performed logistic regression to investigate the association of diabetes status, HIV status, and race (and the interaction of diabetes and race) with the risk of hospitalization with a primary diagnosis of TB...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779193/nlrp12-mutation-causes-c57bl-6j-strain-specific-defect-in-neutrophil-recruitment
#19
Tyler K Ulland, Nidhi Jain, Emma E Hornick, Eric I Elliott, Gwendolyn M Clay, Jeffrey J Sadler, Kathleen A M Mills, Ann M Janowski, A Paige Davis Volk, Kai Wang, Kevin L Legge, Lokesh Gakhar, Mohammed Bourdi, Polly J Ferguson, Mary E Wilson, Suzanne L Cassel, Fayyaz S Sutterwala
The inbred mouse strain C57BL/6J is widely used in models of immunological and infectious diseases. Here we show that C57BL/6J mice have a defect in neutrophil recruitment to a range of inflammatory stimuli compared with the related C57BL/6N substrain. This immune perturbation is associated with a missense mutation in Nlrp12 in C57BL/6J mice. Both C57BL/6J and NLRP12-deficient mice have increased susceptibility to bacterial infection that correlates with defective neutrophil migration. C57BL/6J and NLRP12-deficient macrophages have impaired CXCL1 production and the neutrophil defect observed in C57BL/6J and NLRP12-deficient mice is rescued by restoration of macrophage NLRP12...
October 25, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777599/frailty-has-a-stronger-association-with-inflammation-than-age-in-older-veterans
#20
P Van Epps, D Oswald, P A Higgins, T R Hornick, H Aung, R E Banks, B M Wilson, C Burant, S Graventstein, D H Canaday
BACKGROUND: Upregulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines has not only been associated with increased morbidity and mortality in older adults but also has been linked to frailty. In the current study we aimed to compare the relative relationship of age and frailty on inflammation and thrombosis in older veterans. RESULTS: We analyzed 117 subjects (age range 62-95 years; median 81) divided into 3 cohorts: non-frail, pre-frail and frail based on the Fried phenotype of frailty...
2016: Immunity & Ageing: I & A
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