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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821980/serum-calcitonin-reference-values-for-calcium-stimulation-tests-by-electrochemiluminescence-immunoassay-in-japanese-men-with-non-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
#1
Minoru Kihara, Akira Miyauchi, Takumi Kudo, Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa, Akihiro Miya
PURPOSE: Calcitonin is the most sensitive tumor marker of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) and a calcium stimulation test is used to improve this sensitivity. In Japan, the electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA) is currently the only test performed to measure serum calcitonin. There is a gender difference in the reference value of serum calcitonin; however, a reference upper limit for use with ECLIA has been reported only for women, but not for men. METHODS: We conducted the calcium stimulation test using ECLIA in 21 men with non-medullary thyroid carcinoma (non-MTC), before and after total thyroidectomy...
August 18, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821935/age-related-t2-relaxation-times-at-3-tesla-as-a-biomarker-of-infratentorial-brain-maturation
#2
Eva Bültmann, Loukia M Spineli, Friederike Göhner, Hans Hartmann, Heinrich Lanfermann
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine age-related, infratentorial changes in T2 relaxation times during infancy and childhood using routine MRI data at 3 Tesla. METHODS: One hundred patients (0-199 months) without signal abnormalities on conventional MRI were retrospectively selected from our pool of pediatric MRI examinations. T2 maps based on our routinely acquired triple-echo turbo spin-echo (TSE) sequence were created. Based on their clinical symptoms, the children were divided into 43 controls and 57 diseased children with different clinical diseases...
August 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821573/dynamic-risk-stratification-in-the-follow-up-of-thyroid-cancer
#3
Jolanta Krajewska, Ewa Chmielik, Barbara Jarzab
The adequate risk stratification in thyroid carcinoma, is crucial to avoid on one hand the overtreatment of low-risk and on the other hand the undertreatment of high-risk patients. The question how to properly assess the risk of relapse has been discussed during recent years and resulted in a substantial change in our approach to risk stratification in differentiated thyroid cancer, proposed by the newest ATA guidelines. First initial risk stratification, based on histopathological data is carried out just after primary surgery...
August 18, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821192/could-the-pd-1-pathway-be-a-potential-target-for-treating-small-intestinal-adenocarcinoma
#4
Ramya Thota, Raul S Gonzalez, Jordan Berlin, Dana B Cardin, Chanjuan Shi
Objectives: The programmed death 1 (PD-1) pathway is upregulated in the immune microenvironment of many cancers. In this study, we examined the PD-1 pathway and the immune microenvironment of small intestinal adenocarcinomas by immunohistochemistry. Methods: From our department pathology archives we identified 42 small intestinal adenocarcinomas from between 2000 and 2015, with blocks available for IHC studies. Tumors were immunohistochemically stained for CD3, CD4, CD8, CD20, PD-1, and programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819680/quantitative-approach-to-the-posterior-cranial-fossa-and-craniocervical-junction-in-asymptomatic-children-with-achondroplasia
#5
Rosalinda Calandrelli, Marco Panfili, Gabriella D'Apolito, Giuseppe Zampino, Alessandro Pedicelli, Fabio Pilato, Cesare Colosimo
PURPOSE: We propose an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based quantitative morphovolumetric approach to the posterior cranial fossa (PCF) and craniocervical junction (CCJ) changes in achondroplastic patients investigating possible associations with ventriculomegaly and medullary compression. METHODS: We analyzed MRI of 13 achondroplastic children not treated by surgery. 3D FSPGR T1-weighted images were used to analyze (1) PCF synchondroses; (2) PCF volume (PCFV), PCF brain volume (PCFBV), PCFV/PCFBV ratio, cerebellar volume, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) spaces volume, and IV ventricle volume; (3) PCF (clivus, supraocciput, exocciput lengths, tentorial angle) and CCJ (AP and LL diameters of foramen magnum (FM)) morphometry; (4) measurements of FM and jugular foramina (JF) areas; and (5) supratentorial ventricular volume...
August 17, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819200/periostin-binding-dna-aptamer-treatment-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-under-diabetic-conditions
#6
Jae Eun Um, Jung Tak Park, Bo Young Nam, Jung Pyo Lee, Jong Ha Jung, Youndong Kim, Seonghun Kim, Jimin Park, Meiyan Wu, Seung Hyeok Han, Tae-Hyun Yoo, Shin-Wook Kang
Diabetic nephropathy, the major cause of chronic kidney disease, is associated with progressive renal fibrosis. Recently, accumulation of periostin, an extracellular matrix protein, was shown to augment renal fibrosis. Aptamers have higher binding affinities without developing the common side effects of antibodies. Thus, we evaluated the effect of periostin inhibition by an aptamer-based inhibitor on renal fibrosis under diabetic conditions. In vitro, transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) treatment significantly upregulated periostin, fibronectin, and type I collagen mRNA and protein expressions in inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD) cells...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817373/cabozantinib-as-salvage-therapy-for-patients-with-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-refractory-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-results-of-a-multicenter-phase-ii-international-thyroid-oncology-group-trial
#7
Maria E Cabanillas, Jonas A de Souza, Susan Geyer, Lori J Wirth, Michael E Menefee, Stephen V Liu, Komal Shah, John Wright, Manisha H Shah
Purpose Sorafenib and lenvatinib are oral multikinase inhibitors targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) and approved for radioiodine (RAI)-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). However, there are no approved second- or third-line therapies. MET is implicated in resistance to VEGFR inhibitors. Cabozantinib is an oral multikinase inhibitor targeting MET in addition to VEGFR and is approved for medullary thyroid cancer. In a phase I study of cabozantinib, five of eight patients with DTC previously treated with a VEGFR-targeted therapy had an objective response to cabozantinib...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816948/medial-medullary-infarction-caused-by-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-related-vasculitis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Kumi Yanagiha, Kazuhiro Ishii, Tomoyuki Ueno, Aiki Marushima, Akira Tamaoka
RATIONALE: Medial medullary infarction accounts for less than 1% of brain infarctions, and medial medullary infarctions is very rarely caused by antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the case of a 76-year-old man at low risk of arteriosclerosis who presented with disorders on the left side including gaze-evoked nystagmus, paralysis of the extremities, pyramidal signs, sensory disturbance, and dysesthesia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging also showed right medial medullary infarction...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816940/signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-early-gastric-cancer-is-endoscopic-treatment-really-risky
#9
Sun Hyung Kang, Joo Seok Kim, Hee Seok Moon, Eaum Seok Lee, Seok Hyun Kim, Jae Kyu Sung, Byung Seok Lee, Hyun Yong Jeong
Signet ring cell carcinoma (SRC) is a poorly differentiated cancer of the stomach. Generally, poorly differentiated cancer is believed to show poor prognosis and aggressive behavior. Recently, however, there is debate on the aggressiveness of SRC in early gastric cancer (EGC). We therefore studied postoperation biopsies to investigate the aggressiveness of SRC in EGC.We reviewed medical records of patients with EGC who had surgery from January 2011 to December 2015 in a tertiary hospital in Daejeon, South Korea...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816874/does-surgical-intervention-or-timing-of-surgery-have-an-effect-on-neurological-recovery-in-the-setting-of-a-thoracolumbar-burst-fracture
#10
So Kato, Jean-Christophe Murray, Brian K Kwon, Gregory D Schroeder, Alexander R Vaccaro, Michael G Fehlings
Traumatic thoracolumbar burst fractures are one of the most common forms of spinal trauma with the majority occurring at the junctional area where mechanical load is maximal (AOSpine Thoracolumbar Spine Injury Classification System Subtype A3 or A4). Burst fractures entail the involvement of the middle column, and therefore, they are typically associated with bone fragment in the spinal canal, which may cause compression of the spinal cord, conus medullaris, cauda equina, or a combination of these. Fortunately, approximately half of the patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures are neurologically intact due to the wide canal diameter...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815042/predictive-role-of-pd-l1-expression-in-the-response-of-renal-medullary-carcinoma-to-pd-1-inhibition
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Quaovi Sodji, Kandy Klein, Kavuri Sravan, Jigarkumar Parikh
BACKGROUND: Renal medullary carcinoma is one of the rarest malignancies arising from the kidney. Despite various aggressive therapeutic regimens, mortality remains significantly high (95%) with a median overall survival of 5 months. Furthermore, the scarcity of this malignancy renders randomized clinical trials impossible. We examined the expression of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) in two new renal medullary carcinoma cases, investigated their responses to the PD-L1 inhibitor nivolumab and explored the predictive role of the rate of PD-L1 expression in such response...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814437/adaptive-responses-of-rat-descending-vasa-recta-to-ischemia
#12
Zhong Zhang, Kristie Payne, Thomas L Pallone
We tested whether rat descending vasa recta (DVR) undergo regulatory adaptions after the kidney is exposed to ischemia. Left kidneys (LK) were subjected to 30 minute renal artery cross clamp. After 48 hours, the post-ischemic LK and contralateral right kidney (RK) were harvested for study. When compared to DVR isolated from either sham operated LK or the contralateral RK, post-ischemic LK DVR markedly increased their NO generation. The selective inducible NOS (iNOS) inhibitor, 1400W, blocked the NO response...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814097/prominent-deep-medullary-veins-a-predictive-biomarker-for-stroke-risk-from-transient-ischemic-attack
#13
Yang Duan, Zhihua Xu, Hongyi Li, Xiaonan Cai, Cancan Chang, Benqiang Yang
Background Deep medullary veins (DMVs) are a biomarker of severity and prognosis in patients with acute cerebral infarction. However, their clinical significance remains unclear in patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA). Purpose To determine whether prominent deep medullary veins (PDMVs) are a predictive biomarker for stroke risk after TIA. Material and Methods Clinical and imaging data of 49 patients with TIA and 49 sex- and age-matched controls were studied. PDMVs were defined as DMVs with a score of 3 (TDMVs) or asymmetric DMVs (ADMVs), and the relationship between PDMVs and clinical features was analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813476/paratubular-basement-membrane-insudative-lesions-predict-renal-prognosis-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-biopsy-proven-diabetic-nephropathy
#14
Koki Mise, Yutaka Yamaguchi, Junichi Hoshino, Toshiharu Ueno, Akinari Sekine, Keiichi Sumida, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Noriko Hayami, Tatsuya Suwabe, Rikako Hiramatsu, Eiko Hasegawa, Naoki Sawa, Takeshi Fujii, Shigeko Hara, Hitoshi Sugiyama, Hirofumi Makino, Jun Wada, Kenichi Ohashi, Kenmei Takaichi, Yoshifumi Ubara
AIMS: Glomerular insudative lesions are a pathological hallmark of diabetic nephropathy (DN). However, paratubular basement membrane insudative lesions (PTBMIL) have not attracted much attention, and the association between such lesions and the renal prognosis remains unclear. METHODS: Among 142 patients with biopsy-proven DN and type 2 diabetes encountered from 1998 to 2011, 136 patients were enrolled in this study. Patients were classified into 3 groups (Group 1: mild, Group 2: moderate, Group 3: severe) according to the extent of cortical and medullary PTBMIL...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812918/tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-for-advanced-or-metastatic-thyroid-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#15
Jen-Wei Liu, Chiehfeng Chen, El-Wui Loh, Chun-Cheng Chu, Mu-Yi Wang, Hsin-Ju Ouyang, Ya-Ting Chang, Wei-Zhan Zhuang, Ching-Wen Chou, Der-Jr Huang, Chia-Hwa Lee, Yun Yen, Ka-Wai Tam
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Radioiodine-refractory advanced or metastatic thyroid cancer has poor prognosis. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) for advanced or metastatic thyroid cancer treatment. METHODS: Studies published until April 2017 were selected. The pooled effect size was calculated through meta-analysis by using random effects models. Outcomes were overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), objective response rate (RR), and adverse events (AEs)...
August 16, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811104/a-double-determination-of-central-motor-conduction-time-in-the-assessment-of-hirayama-disease
#16
Chaojun Zheng, Dongqing Zhu, Feizhou Lu, Yu Zhu, Xiaosheng Ma, Xinlei Xia, Jianyuan Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate central motor conduction time (CMCT) in patients with Hirayama disease (HD) and to analyse the role of motor nerve root lesions in the pathogenesis of HD. METHODS: CMCT measured by F-wave (CMCT-F) and by paravertebral magnetic stimulation (CMCT-M) was performed on both abductor pollicis brevis (APB) and abductor digiti minimi (ADM) in 41 HD patients and 22 controls. All patients underwent neck-flexion magnetic resonance imaging evaluation...
July 31, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808739/an-intracortical-chondromyxoid-fibroma-in-the-diaphysis-of-the-metatarsal
#17
Ji Sung Han, Euddeum Shim, Baek Hyun Kim, Jung-Woo Choi
Chondromyxoid fibromas (CMFs) are rare, benign, primary tumors of bones, and occur in the metaphyses of the medullary canals of the long bones. The occurrence of intracortical CMFs is extremely rare. Very few cases of intracortical CMFs located in the long tubular bones have been reported to date. Moreover, even though the feet are the second most common site for CMF (after the knees), intracortical metatarsal CMF has not been reported previously, to our knowledge. We report an intracortical CMF occurring in the diaphysis of the metatarsal in a 17-year-old man...
August 15, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808144/particulate-matter-exposure-and-stress-hormone-levels-a-randomized-double-blind-crossover-trial-of-air-purification
#18
Huichu Li, Jing Cai, Renjie Chen, Zhuohui Zhao, Zhekang Ying, Lin Wang, Jianmin Chen, Ke Hao, Patrick L Kinney, Honglei Chen, Haidong Kan
BACKGROUND: Exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) is associated with a number of adverse health outcomes, but potential mechanisms are largely unknown. Metabolomics represents a powerful approach to study global metabolic changes in response to environmental exposures. We therefore conducted this study to investigate changes in serum metabolites in response to the reduction of PM exposure among healthy college students. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blind crossover trial in 55 healthy college students in Shanghai, China...
August 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807108/etiologies-and-management-of-cutaneous-flushing-malignant-causes
#19
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Azeen Sadeghian, Hailey Rouhana, Brittany Oswald-Stumpf, Erin Boh
The second article in this 2-part continuing medical education series reviews the following malignant causes of flushing: mastocytosis, medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, carcinoid tumors, gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, bronchogenic carcinoma, vasointestinal polypeptide secreting tumors, and renal cell carcinoma. The information provided will allow physicians to better distinguish patients who have worrisome presentations that require a more thorough investigation. Appropriate diagnostic workup and treatment options for these malignancies are reviewed...
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807004/predictive-role-of-pd-l1-expression-in-the-response-of-renal-medullary-carcinoma-to-pd-1-inhibition
#20
Quaovi Sodji, Kandy Klein, Kavuri Sravan, Jigarkumar Parikh
BACKGROUND: Renal medullary carcinoma is one of the rarest malignancies arising from the kidney. Despite various aggressive therapeutic regimens, mortality remains significantly high (95%) with a median overall survival of 5 months. Furthermore, the scarcity of this malignancy renders randomized clinical trials impossible. We examined the expression of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) in two new renal medullary carcinoma cases, investigated their responses to the PD-L1 inhibitor nivolumab and explored the predictive role of the rate of PD-L1 expression in such response...
August 15, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
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