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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922212/immune-by-heart-unexpected-observations-inspiring-perspective-therapeutic-preventive-strategies-against-cancer
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Filippo Minutolo
We often overlook ordinary events that take place right in front of our eyes. However, such events might be inspiring sources of revolutionary scientific discovery. Simple observations, such as those regarding the substantial immunity of the heart to cancer or the noninvasive behavior of plant tumors, are just the tips of icebergs hiding profound mechanistic causes that deserve deeper investigation. Several current or unprecedented approaches aimed at improving both the prevention and treatment of tumors are discussed on these bases herein...
December 6, 2016: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920486/choroidal-and-skin-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer
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Joo Young Ha, Edward Hynseung Oh, Moon Ki Jung, Song Ee Park, Ji Tak Kim, In Gyu Hwang
Choroidal and skin metastasis of colon cancer is rare. In women, the frequency of cutaneous metastasis from colon cancer as the primary lesion in is 9% and skin metastasis occurs in 0.81% of all colorectal cancers. We report a patient with colonic adenocarcinoma who presented with visual disorder in her right eye and scalp pain as her initial symptoms. Contrast-enhance orbital magnetic resonance imaging with fat suppression revealed an infrabulbar mass, and skin biopsy of the posterior parietal scalp confirmed adenocarcinoma...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918469/dietary-compound-chrysin-inhibits-retinal-neovascularization-with-abnormal-capillaries-in-db-db-mice
#3
Min-Kyung Kang, Sin-Hye Park, Yun-Ho Kim, Eun-Jung Lee, Lucia Dwi Antika, Dong Yeon Kim, Yean-Jung Choi, Young-Hee Kang
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) develops in a significant proportion of patients with chronic diabetes, characterized by retinal macular edema and abnormal retinal vessel outgrowth leading to vision loss. Chrysin, a naturally-occurring flavonoid found in herb and honeycomb, has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties. This study sought to determine the protective effects of chrysin on retinal neovascularization with abnormal vessels and blood-retinal barrier (BRB) breakdown in 33 mM glucose-exposed human retinal endothelial cells and in db/db mouse eyes...
December 3, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913719/surgical-site-infections-in-major-head-and-neck-surgeries-involving-pedicled-flap-reconstruction
#4
Neerav Goyal, Bharat B Yarlagadda, Daniel G Deschler, Kevin S Emerick, Derrick T Lin, Debbie L Rich, James W Rocco, Marlene L Durand
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate surgical site infections (SSI) after pedicled reconstruction in head and neck surgery. METHODS: Records of patients with pedicled flap reconstructions between 2009 and 2014 at Massachusetts Eye and Ear were reviewed. Onset of SSI or fistula ≤30 days postoperatively was noted. A free flap cohort was reviewed for comparison. RESULTS: Two hundred and eight pedicled reconstructions were performed for cancer (83%), osteoradionecrosis (7%), and other reasons (10%)...
January 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913504/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma
#5
Tracy T Batchelor
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is an extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) confined to the brain, leptomeninges, eyes, or spinal cord. The majority of PCNSL cases occur in the immunocompetent host, the focus of this review. The prognosis of PCNSL is inferior to that of other NHL subtypes including other organ-specific subtypes of extranodal NHL. The 5- and 10-year survival proportions for PCNSL are 29.3% and 21.6%, respectively. The diagnosis and management of PCNSL differs from that of other primary brain cancers and NHL in other parts of the body...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912889/hormone-replacement-therapy-in-young-women-with-primary-ovarian-insufficiency-and-early-menopause
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REVIEW
Shannon D Sullivan, Philip M Sarrel, Lawrence M Nelson
Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a rare but important cause of ovarian hormone deficiency and infertility in women. In addition to causing infertility, POI is associated with multiple health risks, including bothersome menopausal symptoms, decreased bone density and increased risk of fractures, early progression of cardiovascular disease, psychologic impact that may include depression, anxiety, and decreased perceived psychosocial support, potential early decline in cognition, and dry eye syndrome. Appropriate hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to replace premenopausal levels of ovarian sex steroids is paramount to increasing quality of life for women with POI and ameliorating associated health risks...
December 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911450/uveal-melanoma-relatively-rare-but-deadly-cancer
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REVIEW
S Kaliki, C L Shields
Although it is a relatively rare disease, primarily found in the Caucasian population, uveal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular tumor in adults with a mean age-adjusted incidence of 5.1 cases per million per year. Tumors are located either in iris (4%), ciliary body (6%), or choroid (90%). The host susceptibility factors for uveal melanoma include fair skin, light eye color, inability to tan, ocular or oculodermal melanocytosis, cutaneous or iris or choroidal nevus, and BRCA1-associated protein 1 mutation...
December 2, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908453/volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-with-dynamic-collimator-rotation-for-improved-multileaf-collimator-tracking-of-the-prostate
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Ghulam Murtaza, Jakob Toftegaard, Ehsan Ullah Khan, Per Rugaard Poulsen
PURPOSE: To improve MLC tracking of prostate VMAT plans by dynamic rotation of the collimator to align the MLC leaves with the dominant prostate motion direction. METHODS: For 22 prostate cancer patients, two dual arc VMAT plans were made with (1) fixed collimators (45° and 315°) and (2) a rotating collimator that aligned the MLC leaves with the dominant prostate motion direction (population-based first principal component). The fixed and rotating collimator plan quality was compared using selected dose-volume indices...
November 28, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904610/effects-of-air-pollution-on-human-health-and-practical-measures-for-prevention-in-iran
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REVIEW
Adel Ghorani-Azam, Bamdad Riahi-Zanjani, Mahdi Balali-Mood
Air pollution is a major concern of new civilized world, which has a serious toxicological impact on human health and the environment. It has a number of different emission sources, but motor vehicles and industrial processes contribute the major part of air pollution. According to the World Health Organization, six major air pollutants include particle pollution, ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, and lead. Long and short term exposure to air suspended toxicants has a different toxicological impact on human including respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, neuropsychiatric complications, the eyes irritation, skin diseases, and long-term chronic diseases such as cancer...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904452/virtual-modelling-of-novel-applicator-prototypes-for-cervical-cancer-brachytherapy
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Primoz Petric, Robert Hudej, Noora Al-Hammadi, Barbara Segedin
BACKGROUND: Standard applicators for cervical cancer Brachytherapy (BT) do not always achieve acceptable balance between target volume and normal tissue irradiation. We aimed to develop an innovative method of Target-volume Density Mapping (TDM) for modelling of novel applicator prototypes with optimal coverage characteristics. Patients and methods. Development of Contour-Analysis Tool 2 (CAT-2) software for TDM generation was the core priority of our task group. Main requests regarding software functionalities were formulated and guided the coding process...
December 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902541/central-serous-chorioretinopathylike-mimicking-multifocal-vitelliform-macular-dystrophy-an-ocular-side-effect-of-mitogen-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-inhibitors
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Chiara Giuffrè, Elisabetta Miserocchi, Giulio Modorati, Adriano Carnevali, Alessandro Marchese, Lea Querques, Giuseppe Querques, Francesco Bandello
PURPOSE: To describe a case of multiple detachments of the neurosensory retina mimicking multifocal vitelliform macular dystrophy after chemotherapy with mitogen/extracellular signal-regulated kinase inhibitor for metastatic ovarian cancer. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 38-year-old woman presented to our clinic for eye examination before the initiation of chemotherapy with trametinib. One month after starting treatment, the patient complained of vision loss and metamorphopsia in both eyes...
November 29, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900046/proliferation-and-metastatic-potential-of-endometrial-cancer-cells-in-response-to-metformin-treatment-in-a-high-versus-normal-glucose-environment
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Amanda de Barros Machado, Vania Dos Reis, Sebastian Weber, Julia Jauckus, Ilma Simoni Brum, Helena von Eye Corleta, Thomas Strowitzki, Edison Capp, Ariane Germeyer
In order to improve our understanding of the potential preventive and therapeutic role of metformin, the present study aimed to investigate the capability of low-dose metformin in the efficient inhibition of cancer development and the reduction of the metastasis of endometrial adenocarcinoma type I and primary endometrial epithelial cells (eEPs), with the drug acting as a treatment in a hyperinsulinemic environment exposed to high and normal glucose conditions. The Ishikawa endometrial adenocarcinoma cell line and primary eEPs were exposed to an environment with high (17 mM) or normal glucose (5 mM) and treated with insulin, low-dose metformin (0...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899960/genetics-and-epigenetics-of-melanoma
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Xiao-Ying Zhang, Pei-Ying Zhang
Cancer affects multiple organs in the body Malignant melanoma involves the invasion of skin and occasionally mucosal membrane or eye choroidal tissues. The incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma is on the increase worldwide and is a major concern in current research. The increase is associated with UV irradiation-induced genetic aberrations that stimulate skin melanocytes to develop unlimited growth. This eventually leads to cell immortality, which in turn causes metastases. The present review examines the genetics and epigenetics of this pathological state together with recent perspectives of the therapeutic management of disease...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899192/genetic-predisposition-to-melanoma
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REVIEW
Jason E Hawkes, Amanda Truong, Laurence J Meyer
Malignant melanoma is a rare, often fatal form of skin cancer with a complex multigenic etiology. The incidence of melanoma is increasing at an alarming rate. A number of heritable factors contribute to a patient's overall melanoma risk, including response to ultraviolet light, nevus number, and pigmentation characteristics, such as eye and hair color. Approximately 5%-10% of melanoma cases are familial, yet the majority of familial cases lack identifiable germ-line mutations in known susceptibility genes. Additionally, most familial melanomas lack germ-line mutations in genes that are commonly mutated in sporadic melanoma...
October 2016: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897118/smoking-and-eye-pathologies-a-systemic-review-part-i-anterior-eye-segment-pathologies
#15
Małgorzata Nita, Andrzej Grzybowski
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking has detrimental influence on human health and is one of the leading causes of preventable mortality worldwide, associated with lung cancer, chronic obstructive lung disease and cardiovascular disease. AIM: The analysis of the influence of tobacco smoking on pathology of the anterior segment of the eye in adults and children. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the literature performed through MEDLINE and PubMed searches, was published during the period 2000-2016...
November 29, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893591/endophthalmitis-in-a-patient-treated-with-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-immunotherapy
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Julie Vadboncoeur, Sébastien Olivier, Hafid Soualhine, Annie-Claude Labbé, Marie-Lyne Bélair
BACKGROUND: Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) instillation has become one of the mainstays of adjunctive therapy in the treatment of superficial bladder cancer. Ophthalmologic complications are rare, but few cases are reported in the literature. METHODS: Retrospective observational case report. RESULTS: The authors report a case of unilateral Mycobacterium bovis BCG endophthalmitis after intravesical BCG instillations. Despite appropriate systemic antituberculous and corticosteroid therapy, the patient almost completely lost sight in the affected eye...
November 23, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889503/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-uveal-metastases-report-of-three-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#17
William J Ares, Daniel Tonetti, Jenny Y Yu, Edward A Monaco, John C Flickinger, L Dade Lunsford
PURPOSE: Uveal metastases are ophthalmologic tumors that have historically been treated by fractionated external beam radiation therapy or invasive brachytherapy. The need for rapid response and less invasive management options led the authors to explore the use of Gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for this common problem. DESIGN: Interventional case series. METHODS: Intervention: In order to prevent eye movement during the procedure, all three patients underwent a retrobulbar anesthetic block followed by magnetic resonance imaging to detect the target...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884168/ataxia-telangiectasia-a-review
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REVIEW
Cynthia Rothblum-Oviatt, Jennifer Wright, Maureen A Lefton-Greif, Sharon A McGrath-Morrow, Thomas O Crawford, Howard M Lederman
DEFINITION OF THE DISEASE: Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is an autosomal recessive disorder primarily characterized by cerebellar degeneration, telangiectasia, immunodeficiency, cancer susceptibility and radiation sensitivity. A-T is often referred to as a genome instability or DNA damage response syndrome. EPIDEMIOLOGY: The world-wide prevalence of A-T is estimated to be between 1 in 40,000 and 1 in 100,000 live births. CLINICAL DESCRIPTION: A-T is a complex disorder with substantial variability in the severity of features between affected individuals, and at different ages...
November 25, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867747/early-diagnosis-of-genital-mucosal-melanoma-how-good-are-our-dermoscopic-criteria
#19
Tova Rogers, Melissa Pulitzer, Maria L Marino, Ashfaq A Marghoob, Oliver Zivanovic, Michael A Marchetti
BACKGROUND: There are limited studies on the dermoscopic features of mucosal melanoma, particularly early-stage lesions. Described criteria include the presence of blue, gray, or white colors, with a reported sensitivity of 100%. It is unclear if these features will aid in the detection of early mucosal melanoma or improve diagnostic accuracy compared to naked-eye examination alone. CASE: An Asian female in her fifties was referred for evaluation of an asymptomatic, irregularly pigmented patch of the clitoral hood and labia minora of unknown duration...
October 2016: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867211/teaching-tools-to-engage-anishinaabek-first-nations-women-in-cervical-cancer-screening-report-of-an-educational-workshop
#20
Ingeborg Zehbe, Brianne Wood, Pamela Wakewich, Marion Maar, Nicholas Escott, Naana Jumah, Julian Little
OBJECTIVE: To explore educational strategies for engaging First Nations women in Canada to attend cervical cancer screening. DESIGN: Within a participatory action research framework, semi-structured interviews with health-care providers in First Nations communities revealed that education about the value of screening is perceived as being a key factor to promote cervical cancer screening. SETTING: To obtain feedback from workshop informants, a 1-day educational workshop was held to identify appropriate educational intervention strategies, which would be applied in a forthcoming randomised controlled cervical screening trial...
April 1, 2016: Health Education Journal
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