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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150876/toxicological-characterization-of-zno-nanoparticles-in-malignant-and-non-malignant-cells
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Helena Moratin, Agmal Scherzad, Thomas Gehrke, Pascal Ickrath, Katrin Radeloff, Norbert Kleinsasser, Stephan Hackenberg
The increasing usage of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) in industrial applications as well as in consumer products raises concern regarding their potential adverse effects to a greater extend. Numerous studies have demonstrated toxic properties of NPs, however there is still a lack of knowledge concerning the underlying mechanisms. This study was designed to systematically investigate cytotoxicity, apoptosis, cell cycle alterations, and genotoxicity induced by ZnO-NP. Moreover, it was an aim of the investigations to specify the diverse effects of nanoparticle exposure in malignant in comparison with non-malignant cells...
November 18, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150010/androgen-deprivation-alters-attention-to-sexually-provocative-visual-stimuli-in-elderly-men
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Jaime L Palmer-Hague, Vivian Tsang, Charlenn Skead, Richard J Wassersug, Eleni Nasiopoulos, Alan Kingstone
INTRODUCTION: Testosterone is known to regulate male sexual interest, but the exact way that androgens influence men's sexual cognition remains unclear. AIM: To investigate the influence of androgen deprivation (AD) on visual responses to sexually suggestive stimuli in men treated for prostate cancer with AD therapy. METHODS: Patients with AD-treated prostate cancer, patients with prostate cancer not on AD therapy, and age-matched healthy control participants were exposed to images of male and female runway models fully or minimally clothed...
December 2017: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142460/efficacy-and-safety-of-duloxetine-in-chinese-breast-cancer-patients-with-paclitaxel-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
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Jiani Wang, Qing Li, Binghe Xu, Tongtong Zhang, Shanshan Chen, Yang Luo
Objective: Chemotherapy with paclitaxel is associated with significant neurotoxicity that may offset patients' quality of life and therapeutic benefits. This prospective, non-randomized control study evaluated the efficacy and safety of an antidepressant drug, duloxetine, at 30 or 60 mg/d, in the treatment of paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy (PIPN) in Chinese breast cancer patients. Methods: A total of 102 patients with a median age of 50 (range, 25-60) years, treated in the Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, between November 2014 and January 2017 were finally enrolled...
October 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141951/selector-genes-display-tumor-cooperation-and-inhibition-in-drosophila-epithelium-in-a-developmental-context-dependent-manner
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Ram Prakash Gupta, Anjali Bajpai, Pradip Sinha
During animal development, selector genes determine identities of body segments and those of individual organs. Selector genes are also misexpressed in cancers, although their contributions to tumor progression per se remain poorly understood. Using a model of cooperative tumorigenesis, we show that gain of selector genes results in tumor cooperation, but in only select developmental domains of the wing, haltere and eye-antennal imaginal discs of Drosophila larva. Thus, the field selector, Eyeless (Ey), and the segment selector, Ultrabithorax (Ubx), readily cooperate to bring about neoplastic transformation of cells displaying somatic loss of the tumor suppressor, Lgl, but in only those developmental domains that express the homeo-box protein, Homothorax (Hth), and/or the Zinc-finger protein, Teashirt (Tsh)...
November 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139486/simple-and-rapid-colorimetric-detection-of-melanoma-circulating-tumor-cells-using-bifunctional-magnetic-nanoparticles
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Junrong Li, Jing Wang, Yuling Wang, Matt Trau
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are a promising biomarker for monitoring cancer metastasis and therapy response. However, the rarity and inherent fragility of CTCs pose great challenges for CTC detection. Currently, CTC detection requires advanced instruments that might be inaccessible in most hospitals or labs. To allow simple and rapid CTC detection, we propose a sensor platform that relies only on the intrinsic properties of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) including rapid separation as well as nanozyme activity...
November 15, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139297/direct-exosome-quantification-via-bivalent-cholesterol-labeled-dna-anchor-for-signal-amplification
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Fang He, Hui Liu, Xinggang Guo, Bin-Cheng Yin, Bang-Ce Ye
Exosomes, as an important subpopulation of extracellular vesicles (EVs), play an important role in intercellular communications in various important pathophysiological processes, especially cancer-related. However, reliable and convenient quantitative methods for their determination are still technically challenging. In this study, we developed an efficient and direct method by combining immunoaffinity and lipid membrane surface modification into a single platform for specific isolation and accurate quantification of exosomes...
November 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136604/extragenital-malignant-mixed-mesodermal-tumor-a-case-report
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Mauro Del Papa, Gabriele D'Amata, Fulvio Manzi, Luca Musmeci, Marco Crovaro, Carlo Buonocore, Gaetano Florio, Andrea Giannetti
INTRODUCTION: Primary malignant mixed mesodermal tumor (MMMt, also called malignant mixed Mullerian tumor and designated in the WHO classification of female genital tract neoplasms as carcinosarcoma) is an infrequent tumor that develops usually in the uterus and more rarely in the ovary. Extragenital tumor, including primary peritoneal MMMt, is an extremely rare and aggressive neoplasm with only few case reported in the literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a 70-year's old female who presented with nausea and abdominal discomfort for 6 months...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135403/a-case-of-relapsing-polychondritis-mimicking-lung-cancer
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Fatma Canbay, Aydın Yılmaz, Ayperi Öztürk, Zafer Aktaş, Ebru Tatcı
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare autoimmune disease, characterized by episodic inflammatory attacks on cartilaginous tissue. Elastic cartilage of the ears and nose, hyaline cartilage of the peripheral joints, vertebral fibrocartilage, tracheobronchial cartilage, and tissues rich in proteoglycan such as those in the eyes, heart, blood vessels, and inner ear are more likely to be affected. A 35-year-old male presented with complaints of hoarseness, tinnitus and dyspnea for 19 years, with a history of several diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for laryngeal and respiratory tract...
September 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128996/e-derma-a-novel-wireless-dermatoscopy-system
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Bogdan Dugonik, A Dugonik, D Horvat, B Žalik, D Špelič
Cutaneous Melanoma (CM) is a malignant tumour, and is one of the most rapidly growing cancers. Discovering a melanoma in the early stages of the disease is extremely difficult and, as such, only an invasive disease stage can be identified easily with the naked eye. Dermatoscopy is a diagnostic method intended to maximise early detection of CM performed by the dermatoscopy system. To address the limitations of existing systems a novel, wireless digital dermatoscopy system is presented for providing high-resolution images...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127249/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-monitoring-response-to-therapy-of-choroidal-metastasis
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Naghmehossadat Eshghi, John Christoforidis, Phillip Kuo
A 38-year-old woman with metastatic breast carcinoma reported seeing "halos and flashes" in her left eye. Funduscopic exam revealed an elevated mass in the choroid of the left globe consistent with metastasis. Subsequent (18)F-FDG PET/CT revealed focal uptake in the nasal aspect of the left choroid of the eye corresponding to the mass seen on the funduscopic exam. Through correlation with the PET/CT, the lesion was retrospectively identified on the MRI. (18)F-FDG PET/CT post-radiotherapy showed complete response and thus supports that this imaging modality can be used for diagnosis and monitoring response...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125145/the-2017-doyne-lecture-the-orbit-as-a-window-to-systemic-disease
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REVIEW
A A McNab
A very large number of disorders affect the orbit, and many of these occur in the setting of systemic disease. This lecture covers selected aspects of orbital diseases with systemic associations in which the author has a particular clinical or research interest. Spontaneous orbital haemorrhage often occurs in the presence of bleeding diatheses. Thrombosis of orbital veins and ischaemic necrosis of orbital and ocular adnexal tissues occur with thrombophilic disorders, vasculitis, and certain bacterial and fungal infections...
November 10, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122718/near-infrared-autofluorescence-image-guided-parathyroid-gland-mapping-in-thyroidectomy
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Sung Won Kim, Hyoung Shin Lee, Yeh-Chan Ahn, Chan Woo Park, Seok Won Jeon, Chang Hoi Kim, Jae Beom Ko, Chulho Oak, Yikeun Kim, Kang Dae Lee
BACKGROUND: Studies to date have shown that near-infrared autofluorescence imaging (NIR) can detect the parathyroid gland during thyroidectomy. However, there are no reports that NIR imaging can identify the parathyroid gland when covered with fibrofatty tissue before identification by a surgeon's naked eye. In this study, we investigated the feasibility of parathyroid gland mapping to facilitate early identification of the parathyroid gland during thyroidectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Seventy parathyroid glands from 38 patients who underwent thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer were included in this prospective study...
November 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121219/clinicopathological-features-of-ocular-adnexal-mantle-cell-lymphoma-in-an-international-multicenter-cohort
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Marina K H Knudsen, Peter K Rasmussen, Sarah E Coupland, Bita Esmaeli, Paul T Finger, Gerardo F Graue, Hans E Grossniklaus, Jwu Jin Khong, Penny A McKelvie, Kaustubh Mulay, Elisabeth Ralfkiaer, Lene D Sjö, Geeta K Vemuganti, Bradley A Thuro, Jeremy Curtin, Steffen Heegaard
Importance: To our knowledge, the clinical features of ocular adnexal mantle-cell lymphoma (OA-MCL) have not previously been evaluated in a large multicenter cohort. Objective: To characterize the clinical features of OA-MCL. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective multicenter study included patient data collected from January 1, 1980, through December 31, 2015, at 6 eye cancer centers in 4 countries. Medical records of 55 patients with OA-MCL were reviewed; the median length of follow-up was 33 months...
November 9, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107823/photodynamic-therapy-for-an-iris-metastasis-from-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma
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Yanyan Chen, Yuedong Hu
Uveal metastasis is the most common intraocular malignancy. Lung cancer is one of the most common malignancies that metastasize to uvea. Iris involvement is rarely reported. Here we report a case of iris metastasis from pulmonary adenocarcinoma that was treated with photodynamic therapy (PDT). A 65-year-old Chinese man was referred to our hospital for iris white neoplasm and blurred vision for 2 weeks in his right eye. His accepted pulmonary lobectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy for pulmonary adenocarcinoma 1year ago and liver metastases were found 2 months earlier...
October 28, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089812/papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-a-boy-with-familial-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-attributable-to-a-tsc2-deletion-a-case-report
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M Flader, P Kurzawa, J Maldyk, J Sygut, J Harasymczuk, A Kropinska, D Handkiewicz-Junak, B Jarzab, K Kotulska, M Niedziela
Tuberous sclerosis complex (tsc), a phacomatosis, is a rare genetic disease (autosomal dominant; incidence: 1 in 6,800-17,300) associated with mutations in the TSC1 and TSC2 genes, 70% of which are sporadic. The disease causes benign tumours in the brain, kidneys, heart, lungs, skin, and eyes; thyroid lesions are extremely rare. A 13-year-old euthyroid boy with a hereditary form of tsc (del 4730G in TSC2, also seen in 2 sisters and the father) was admitted to hospital with a thyroid nodule. Physical examination revealed a nodular left lobe with increased consistency...
October 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079840/selective-colorimetric-detection-of-nitrite-in-water-using-chitosan-stabilized-gold-nanoparticles-decorated-reduced-graphene-oxide
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Baishnisha Amanulla, Selvakumar Palanisamy, Shen-Ming Chen, Te-Wei Chiu, Vijayalakshmi Velusamy, James M Hall, Tse-Wei Chen, Sayee Kannan Ramaraj
Excess nitrite (NO2(-)) concentrations in water supplies is considered detrimental to the environment and human health, and is associated with incidence of stomach cancer. In this work, the authors describe a nitrite detection system based on the synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) on reduced graphene oxide (rGO) using an aqueous solution of chitosan and succinic acid. The AuNPs-rGO nanocomposite was confirmed by different physicochemical characterization methods including transmission electron microscopy, elemental analysis, X-ray diffraction, UV-visible (UV-vis) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078579/educational-system-of-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-for-trainee-how-to-teach-how-to-learn
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REVIEW
Akio Kaito, Takahiro Kinoshita
The feasibility of laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) has been gradually proven by several scientific works, however, proper training method for this kind of surgery are still under investigation and debate. Here we report our educational system of LG to enhance the skill of young surgeons in our hospital. Our training program for trainee consists of 3 years of junior residency and 2 years of senior residency programs, requiring 5 years in total. In order to master LG, three following factors seem to be essential: learning, practice and experience...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076458/feasibility-of-mr-only-proton-dose-calculations-for-prostate-cancer-radiotherapy-using-a-commercial-pseudo-ct-generation-method
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Matteo Maspero, Cornelis A T Van den Berg, Guillaume Landry, Claus Belka, Katia Parodi, Peter R Seevinck, Bas W Raaymakers, Christopher Kurz
A magnetic resonance (MR)-only radiotherapy workflow can reduce cost, radiation exposure and uncertainties introduced by CT-MRI registration. A crucial prerequisite is generating the so called pseudo-CT (pCT) images for accurate dose calculation and planning. Many pCT generation methods have been proposed in the scope of photon radiotherapy. This work aims at verifying for the first time whether a commercially available photon-oriented pCT generation method can be employed for accurate intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) dose calculation...
October 27, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070994/nivolumab-induced-myocarditis-concomitant-with-myasthenia-gravis
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Yoko Fukasawa, Kazuya Sasaki, Maika Natsume, Makoto Nakashima, Shuji Ota, Kiyotaka Watanabe, Yoshihisa Takahashi, Fukuo Kondo, Ken Kozuma, Nobuhiko Seki
We report a 69-year-old female patient with advanced lung cancer who developed myocarditis concomitant with myasthenia gravis (MG), also known as "Herzmyasthenie," after 3 cycles of nivolumab administration. Her initial symptoms were general malaise and double vision. However, her myocarditis deteriorated rapidly the following day, necessitating a temporary pacemaker and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in the intensive care unit. Immunohistochemical examination of a myocardial biopsy suggested an immune response on the basis of HLA associations...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062782/the-impact-of-combined-oral-contraceptives-on-ocular-tissues-a-review-of-ocular-effects
#20
REVIEW
Marilita M Moschos, Eirini Nitoda
The aim of this manuscript is to review the action and adverse effects of combined oral contraceptives (COCs) on ocular tissues. The percentage of unwanted pregnancies and the subsequent abortions make contraception crucial worldwide. Over 100 million women around the world use common contraceptive methods, including intrauterine devices, combined estrogen and progestin oral contraceptives, as well as progestin only preparations (oral contraceptives, implants or injections). COCs are widely used for contraception, but they are also indicated in menorrhagia, endometriosis, acne and hirsutism, fibroid uterus and premenstrual syndrome...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
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