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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150864/seeing-is-believing-a-review-of-apheresis-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-ophthalmologic-disease
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Brendan C Graham, Jose S Pulido, Jeffrey L Winters
Apheresis procedures have a role in treatment of disparate diseases involving many different organ systems. Often the disease processes where apheresis plays a role in treatment are considered "orphan diseases"-relatively rare disease processes that lack specific pharmaceutical agents or established treatment protocols. Many of these disease processes can affect the eye with devastating results for the eyesight of these patients. The unique ability of apheresis to affect disease by modifying blood plasma and modulating disease-causing agents therein renders apheresis procedures valuable tools in the treatment of certain ophthalmologic diseases...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147583/patterns-of-progression-in-metastatic-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer-an-argument-for-local-therapy
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Patrick Kelly, Zhe Ma, Said Baidas, Rebecca Moroose, Nikita Shah, Roi Dagan, Eleftherios Mamounas, Justin Rineer
Purpose: Despite advances in endocrine therapy (ET), metastatic estrogen receptor positive breast cancer (BrCA) remains incurable. Though the mechanisms of resistance to ET have been studied extensively, the anatomic pattern of disease progression remains poorly characterized. The purpose of this study was to characterize the pattern of progression for patients receiving ET for metastatic BrCA. Methods: The records of 108 patients with metastatic BrCA who progressed on ET were reviewed...
2017: International Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143892/update-in-the-therapy-of-advanced-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Inbal Uri, Shani Avniel-Polak, David J Gross, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare neoplasms, with an estimated annual incidence of ~ 6.9/100,000. NETs arise throughout the body from cells of the diffuse endocrine system. More than half originate from endocrine cells of the gastrointestinal tract and the pancreas, thus being referred to as gastroenteropancreatic NETs (GEP-NETs). The only treatment that offers a cure is surgery; however, most patients are diagnosed with metastatic disease, and curative surgery is usually not an option. These patients can be offered long-term systemic treatment, for both symptomatic relief and tumor growth suppression...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992195/neural-versus-gonadal-gnih-are-they-independent-systems-a-mini-review
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George E Bentley, Kathryn Wilsterman, Darcy K Ernst, Sharon E Lynn, Molly J Dickens, Rebecca M Calisi, Lance J Kriegsfeld, Daniela Kaufer, Anna C Geraghty, Dax viviD, Nicolette L McGuire, Patricia C Lopes, Kazuyoshi Tsutsui
Based on research in protochordates and basal vertebrates, we know that communication across the first endocrine axes likely relied on diffusion. Because diffusion is relatively slow, rapid responses to some cues, including stress-related cues, may have required further local control of axis outputs (e.g., steroid hormone production by the gonads). Despite the evolution of much more efficient circulatory systems and complex nervous systems in vertebrates, production of many "neuro"transmitters has been identified outside of the hypothalamus across the vertebrate phylogeny and these neurotransmitters are known to locally regulate endocrine function...
September 2, 2017: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807335/recent-updates-on-grading-and-classification-of-neuroendocrine-tumors
#5
REVIEW
Joo Young Kim, Seung-Mo Hong, Jae Y Ro
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are originating from neuroendocrine cells in diffuse endocrine systems. NETs are diagnosed by characteristic histologic features and immunoprofiles. Recent 2010 WHO classification for gastroenteropancreatic NETs introduced grading system based on mitotic count and Ki-67 proliferation index. Gastroenteropancreatic NETs are classified as NET grade 1, NET grade 2, and neuroendocrine carcinoma (NET grade 3). However, the carcinoid is still used in classification of NETs of the lung and uterine cervix...
August 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794358/the-clinical-and-hormonal-characteristics-of-primary-adrenal-lymphomas-the-necessity-of-early-detection-of-adrenal-insufficiency
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Ko Harada, Kosuke Kimura, Masaya Iwamuro, Tomohiro Terasaka, Yoshihisa Hanayama, Eisei Kondo, Eiko Hayashi, Tadashi Yoshino, Fumio Otsuka
Objective To analyze the clinical and endocrine characteristics of patients with primary adrenal lymphoma. Patients We retrospectively reviewed the cases of five patients with primary adrenal lymphoma who were treated in our hospital between April 2004 and March 2015. We investigated the characteristics of the clinical and pathological findings, treatment, prognosis and complications of adrenal insufficiency. Results Adrenal insufficiency, which was confirmed by the laboratory data at the initial presentation, was observed in two cases...
September 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723674/nanoparticles-and-female-reproductive-system-how-do-nanoparticles-affect-oogenesis-and-embryonic-development
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REVIEW
Cong-Cong Hou, Jun-Quan Zhu
Along with the increasing application of nanoparticles (NPs) in many walks of life, environmental exposure to NPs has raised considerable health concerns. When NPs enter a pregnant woman's body through inhalation, venous injection, ingestion or skin permeation, maternal toxic stress reactions such as reactive oxygen species (ROS), inflammation, apoptosis and endocrine dyscrasia are induced in different organs, particularly in the reproductive organs. Recent studies have shown that NPs disturb the developing oocyte by invading the protective barrier of theca cells, granulosa cell layers and zona pellucida...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698832/acute-inflammatory-response-during-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-a-case-report
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Xiaolan Feng, Tanya Berrang, John Paul McGhie, Peter Watson, R Petter Tonseth, Pauline T Truong
We report on a 56-year-old Caucasian female, diagnosed with locally advanced, hormone-receptor-positive, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive cancer of the left breast. The patient received neoadjuvant chemotherapy with adriamycin/cyclophosphamide (AC) followed by docetaxel/trastuzumab. A partial clinical and radiographical response was documented after four cycles of AC. Approximately one week after the first cycle of docetaxel and trastuzumab, the patient presented with diffuse edema, erythema, and induration involving the entire left breast...
June 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576511/elucidating-opportunities-and-pitfalls-in-the-treatment-of-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury-to-optimize-and-facilitate-clinical-translation
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Patricia B de la Tremblaye, Darik A O'Neil, Megan J LaPorte, Jeffrey P Cheng, Joshua A Beitchman, Theresa Currier Thomas, Corina O Bondi, Anthony E Kline
The aim of this review is to discuss the research presented in a symposium entitled "Current progress in characterizing therapeutic strategies and challenges in experimental CNS injury" which was presented at the 2016 International Behavioral Neuroscience Society annual meeting. Herein we discuss diffuse and focal traumatic brain injury (TBI) and ensuing chronic behavioral deficits as well as potential rehabilitative approaches. We also discuss the effects of stress on executive function after TBI as well as the response of the endocrine system and regulatory feedback mechanisms...
May 30, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567065/the-psychoneuroendocrine-immunotherapy-of-cancer-historical-evolution-and-clinical-results
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REVIEW
Paolo Lissoni, Giusy Messina, Arianna Lissoni, Rovelli Franco
The prognosis of the neoplastic diseases depends not only on the biogenetic characteristics of cancer cells but also on the immunological response of patients, which may influence the biological features of cancer cells themselves as well as the angiogenic processes. Moreover, the immune system in vivo is under a physiological psychoneuroendocrine (PNE) regulation, mainly mediated by the brain opioid system and the pineal gland. In more detail, the anticancer immunity is stimulated by the pineal hormone melatonin (MLT) and inhibited by the opioid system, namely, through a mu-opioid receptor...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480607/adiponectin-enhances-quiescence-exit-of-murine-hematopoietic-stem-cells-and-hematopoietic-recovery-through-mtorc1-potentiation
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Yosuke Masamoto, Shunya Arai, Tomohiko Sato, Naoto Kubota, Iseki Takamoto, Takashi Kadowaki, Mineo Kurokawa
Myelotoxic injury, such as chemotherapeutic agents and ionizing radiation, unlocks the vigorous power of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to replenish the hematopoietic system, making quiescent HSCs enter the cell cycle. Considering that both HSC-intrinsic and -extrinsic mechanisms enforce quiescence of HSCs, the drastic change in bone marrow (BM) environment after injury, represented by massive expansion of BM adipocytes, might trigger HSC activation. BM adipocytes, the major cellular component in the ablated marrow, however, reportedly suppress proliferation of hematopoietic cells, which may indicate the BM adipocytogenesis is an irrational response of injured organism...
May 8, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419534/endocrine-imbalance-associated-with-proteome-changes-in-diabetes
#12
Ahmed Khairallah, Abo-Alela Farag, Dina Johar, Larry Bernstein
The dynamics of cellular metabolism involves rapid interactions between proteins and nucleic acids, proteins and proteins, and signaling. These involve the interactions with respect to the sulfur bond, noncovalent electrostatic interactions, protein structure stabilization and protein-ligand binding, weak electrostatic interactions in proteins, oxygen radicals that initiate a change in conformation and a chain of events. We review a development in molecular medicine that is a very promising work in progress...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357654/human-adipocyte-differentiation-and-characterization-in-a-perfusion-based-cell-culture-device
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Yunxiao Liu, Patthara Kongsuphol, Sajay Bhuvanendran Nair Gourikutty, Qasem Ramadan
Adipocytes have gained significant attention recently, because they are not only functioning as energy storage but also as endocrine cells. Adipocytes secret various signaling molecules, including adiponectin, MCP-1, and IL-6, termed collectively as "adipokines". Adipokines regulate glucose metabolism, thereby play an important role in obesity, diabetes type 2, and other metabolic disorders. Conventionally, to study the secretory function, adipocytes are cultured in vitro in static conditions. However, static culturing condition falls short of mimicking the interstitial fluid flows in living systems...
September 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318786/modulation-of-the-stress-response-in-wild-fish-is-associated-with-variation-in-dissolved-nitrate-and-nitrite
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Tom G Pottinger
Disruption of non-reproductive endocrine systems in wildlife by chemicals has received little attention but represents a potentially significant problem. Nitrate is a major anthropogenic contaminant in the freshwater aquatic environment and has been identified as a potential disrupter of endocrine function in aquatic animals. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between the function of the neuroendocrine stress axis in fish and inorganic N loading along reaches of rivers receiving cumulative point source and diffuse chemical inputs...
June 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290072/changes-in-brain-white-matter-integrity-after-systemic-treatment-for-breast-cancer-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
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Sanne Menning, Michiel B de Ruiter, Dick J Veltman, Willem Boogerd, Hester S A Oldenburg, Liesbeth Reneman, Sanne B Schagen
An increasing number of studies suggest chemotherapy for breast cancer may be neurotoxic. Cross-sectional MRI diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies suggest a vulnerability of brain white matter to various chemotherapeutic regimens. Up till now, this was confirmed in one prospective DTI study: Deprez et al. (2012) showed a widespread decline in fractional anisotropy (FA) of breast cancer patients after chemotherapy consisting of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), epirubicin and cyclophosphamide (FEC) +/- taxanes +/- endocrine treatment...
March 13, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162928/secretin-stimulated-mri-characterization-of-pancreatic-morphology-and-function-in-patients-with-chronic-pancreatitis
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Adnan Madzak, Søren Schou Olesen, Ingfrid Salvesen Haldorsen, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Jens Brøndum Frøkjær
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is characterized by abnormal pancreatic morphology and impaired endocrine and exocrine function. However, little is known about the relationship between pancreatic morphology and function, and also the association with the etiology and clinical manifestations of CP. The aim was to explore pancreatic morphology and function with advanced MRI in patients with CP and healthy controls (HC) METHODS: Eighty-two patients with CP and 22 HC were enrolled in the study...
March 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876011/nivolumab-associated-acute-glomerulonephritis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Kyungsuk Jung, Xu Zeng, Marijo Bilusic
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint inhibitors are changing the landscape of oncology treatment as they are significantly improving treatment for multiple malignancies. Nivolumab, an anti-programmed death 1 antibody, is a US Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, and kidney cancer but can result in a spectrum of autoimmune side effects. Adverse effects can occur within any organ system in the body including the colon, lung, liver, endocrine systems, or kidneys...
November 22, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848893/the-medicinal-chemistry-of-nitrite-as-a-source-of-nitric-oxide-signaling
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REVIEW
Arlin B Blood
Conventional understanding of nitric oxide (NO) signaling in biology is commonly based on the premise that it simply diffuses randomly from its site of production by NO synthases to its site of action or inactivation. This notion has been challenged on a systemic cardiovascular scale with the realization that NO has endocrine effects despite being unable to exist in blood for more than a few milliseconds. Investigation of this phenomenon has led to the understanding that many of the chemical pathways that consume NO may not render it inactive as once thought...
2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566421/progress-in-pediatrics-in-2015-choices-in-allergy-endocrinology-gastroenterology-genetics-haematology-infectious-diseases-neonatology-nephrology-neurology-nutrition-oncology-and-pulmonology
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REVIEW
Carlo Caffarelli, Francesca Santamaria, Dora Di Mauro, Carla Mastrorilli, Virginia Mirra, Sergio Bernasconi
This review focuses key advances in different pediatric fields that were published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics and in international journals in 2015. Weaning studies continue to show promise for preventing food allergy. New diagnostic tools are available for identifying the allergic origin of allergic-like symptoms. Advances have been reported in obesity, short stature and autoimmune endocrine disorders. New molecules are offered to reduce weight gain and insulin-resistance in obese children. Regional investigations may provide suggestions for preventing short stature...
August 27, 2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27510679/isolated-ileal-ganglioneuromatosis-in-an-11-year-old-boy-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
REVIEW
Subhashis Mitra, Sanghamitra Mukherjee, Hema Chakraborty
Ganglioneuromatous proliferation in the gastrointestinal tract is a rare occurrence and is usually associated with specific syndrome complexes such as multiple endocrine neoplasia Type 2B or von Recklinghausen's disease. We report here a case of diffuse intestinal ganglioneuromatosis, presenting as intestinal obstruction and chronic constipation in an 11-year-old boy. Sporadic cases of intestinal ganglioneuromatosis in the absence of any systemic manifestations are a very rare cause of enteric motility disorders in childhood, and we discuss the pathological and clinical significance of this finding...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
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