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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092147/should-serum-calcitonin-be-routinely-measured-in-patients-presenting-with-thyroid-nodule
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William P Tormey, Brendan Byrne, Arnold D Hill, Mark Sherlock, Christopher J Thompson
BACKGROUND: The European Thyroid Association recommends serum calcitonin measurement in thyroid nodule cases. In contrast, the American Thyroid Association is ambivalent. In this institution, thyroid nodules cases are subject to a multidisciplinary evaluation of the clinical history and examination, ultrasound and scintigraphy, CT scan and sometimes MRI scan, biochemistry and histopathology of biopsies. We report on the current use of plasma calcitonin measurements in the context of changing practice which has not included screening of all thyroid nodules...
January 13, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091891/adrenal-teratoma-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Eric J Kuo, Anthony E Sisk, Zhiming Yang, Jiaoti Huang, Michael W Yeh, Masha J Livhits
Adrenal teratomas are rare neoplasms and there is limited data on their surgical outcomes and long-term prognosis. We aimed to review our institutional experience and compare this to the existing literature on adrenal teratomas in adults and children. An institutional pathology database was searched for cases of adrenal teratoma (June 1956-July 2016). Clinical and imaging data were abstracted from the medical records and pathology slides were obtained for review. In addition, a PubMed search for "adrenal teratoma" from June 1952 to July 2016 was performed to identify reports of primary adrenal teratoma in patients of all ages...
January 14, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091848/a-novel-combination-treatment-to-stimulate-bone-healing-and-regeneration-under-hypoxic-conditions-photobiomodulation-and-melatonin
#3
Jang-Ho Son, Bong-Soo Park, In-Ryoung Kim, Iel-Yong Sung, Yeong-Cheol Cho, Jung-Soo Kim, Yong-Deok Kim
Melatonin has anabolic effects on the bone, even under hypoxia, and laser irradiation has been shown to improve osteoblastic differentiation. The aim of this study was to investigate whether laser irradiation and melatonin would have synergistic effects on osteoblastic differentiation and mineralization under hypoxic conditions. MC3T3-E1 cells were exposed to 1% oxygen tension for the hypoxia condition. The cells were divided into four groups: G1-osteoblast differentiation medium only (as the hypoxic condition), G2-treatment with 50 μM melatonin only, G3-laser irradiation (808 nm, 80 mW, GaAlAs diode) only, and G4-treatment with 50 μM melatonin and laser irradiation (808 nm, 80 mW, GaAlAs diode)...
January 13, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090705/osteogenic-differentiation-potential-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-from-ovariectomized-mice
#4
Lei Wang, Chenglong Huang, Qing Li, Xiaomei Xu, Lin Liu, Kui Huang, Xiaoxiao Cai, Jingang Xiao
OBJECTIVES: Osteoporosis (OP) is a systemic disease caused by imbalance between bone resorption and bone formation, commonly resulting from post-menopausal oestrogen deficiency. Although osteogenic differentiation potential of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) has been demonstrated, the effect of OP on osteogenic differentiation of ASCs remains unclear. Here, our work has been designed to compare proliferative capacity and osteogenic differentiation ability of ASCs obtained from osteoporotic mice and normal control mice...
January 16, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087475/immunohistochemical-approach-for-the-diagnosis-of-a-liver-mass-on-small-biopsy-specimens
#5
Won-Tak Choi, Rageshree Ramachandran, Sanjay Kakar
Well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) shares overlapping histological features with benign hepatocellular lesions, including hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) and focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) in non-cirrhotic liver, and with high-grade dysplastic nodule (HGDN) in cirrhotic liver. Several metastatic tumors, such as neuroendocrine tumor, renal cell carcinoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, melanoma, and epithelioid angiomyolipoma, can be indistinguishable from HCC on histologic grounds. Since this distinction has important therapeutic implications, judicious use of immunohistochemical markers plays an important role in establishing an accurate diagnosis, especially when limited material of tumor is available on cell block or a small core biopsy...
January 10, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087101/current-management-of-low-risk-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-and-papillary-microcarcinoma
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V D Tarasova, R M Tuttle
Each year, the proportion of thyroid cancer patients presenting with low risk disease is increasing. Moreover, the definition of low risk thyroid cancer is expanding and several histological subtypes beyond papillary microcarcinomas are now classified as low risk disease. This shift in the landscape of thyroid cancer presentation is forcing clinicians to critically re-evaluate whether or not traditional management paradigms that were effective in treating intermediate and high risk disease are applicable to these low risk patients...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081315/the-association-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-with-microcalcification-in-thyroidnodules-with-indeterminate-cytology-based-on-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy
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İbrahim Ali Özemir, Barış Bayraktar, Ender Anılır, Kıvılcım Orhun, Tunç Eren, Jülide Sağıroğlu, Ayşe Bahar Ceyran, Rafet Yiğitbaşı, Orhan Alimoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: Microcalcifications are generally accepted as highly specific for thyroid malignancy, especially for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). The aim of this study was to determine the significance of microcalcification within nodules that were classified as being of “indeterminate cytology” (IC) according to fine-needle aspiration biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent thyroidectomy between January 2010 and 2013 were included in the study...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081183/circulating-cell-free-dna-in-dogs-with-mammary-tumors-short-and-long-fragments-and-integrity-index
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Giorgia Beffagna, Alessandro Sammarco, Chiara Bedin, Chiara Romualdi, Marta Mainenti, Antonio Mollo, Laura Cavicchioli, Silvia Ferro, Davide Trez, Raffaella De Maria, Donato Nitti, Andrea Saccani, Michelangelo Campanella, Marco Agostini, Valentina Zappulli
Circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) has been considered an interesting diagnostic/prognostic plasma biomarker in tumor-bearing subjects. In cancer patients, cfDNA can hypothetically derive from tumor necrosis/apoptosis, lysed circulating cells, and some yet unrevealed mechanisms of active release. This study aimed to preliminarily analyze cfDNA in dogs with canine mammary tumors (CMTs). Forty-four neoplastic, 17 non-neoplastic disease-bearing, and 15 healthy dogs were recruited. Necrosis and apoptosis were also assessed as potential source of cfDNA on 78 CMTs diagnosed from the 44 dogs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079852/ichthyosiform-sarcoidosis-report-of-three-cases-from-japan-and-literature-review
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Takako Miura, Yasunobu Kato, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
Cutaneous lesions of sarcoidosis present with various manifestations including specific and non-specific cutaneous lesions. Ichthyosiform sarcoidosis is a rare form of cutaneous sarcoidosis, presenting with asymptomatic, adherent, polygonal scales, mainly appearing on the lower limbs.  Ichthyosiform sarcoidosis has a predilection for dark-skinned races, and cases affecting Japanese patients have rarely been reported in English literature.  We herein describe three Japanese cases of ichthyosiform sarcoidosis on the lower limbs...
December 23, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079823/pet-ct-for-differentiating-between-tuberculous-peritonitis-and-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-the-parietal-peritoneum
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Shao-Bo Wang, Yun-Hai Ji, Hu-Bing Wu, Quan-Shi Wang, Wen-Lan Zhou, Liang Lv, Tao Shou, Jing Hu
OBJECTIVES: Tuberculous peritonitis (TBP) mimics peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). We aimed to investigate the discriminative use of PET/CT findings in the parietal peritoneum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Parietal peritoneal PET/CT findings from 76 patients with TBP (n = 25) and PC (n = 51) were retrospectively reviewed. The lesion locations were noted as right subdiaphragmatic, left subdiaphragmatic, right paracolic gutters, left paracolic gutters, and pelvic regions...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079542/development-and-validation-of-a-multi-institutional-preoperative-nomogram-for-predicting-grade-of-dysplasia-in-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-ipmns-of-the-pancreas-a-report-from-the-pancreatic-surgery-consortium
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Marc A Attiyeh, Carlos Fernández-Del Castillo, Mohammad Al Efishat, Anne A Eaton, Mithat Gönen, Ruqayyah Batts, Ilaria Pergolini, Neda Rezaee, Keith D Lillemoe, Cristina R Ferrone, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Matthew J Weiss, John L Cameron, Ralph H Hruban, Michael I D'Angelica, Ronald P DeMatteo, T Peter Kingham, William R Jarnagin, Christopher L Wolfgang, Peter J Allen
OBJECTIVE: Previous nomogram models for patients undergoing resection of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) have been relatively small single-institutional series. Our objective was to improve upon these studies by developing and independently validating a new model using a large multiinstitutional dataset. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: IPMNs represent the most common radiographically identifiable precursor lesions of pancreatic cancer. They are a heterogenous group of neoplasms in which more accurate markers of high-grade dysplasia or early invasive carcinoma could help avoid unnecessary surgery in 1 case and support potentially curative intervention (resection) in another...
September 20, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078873/fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-of-650-thyroid-nodules-operated-for-multinodular-goiter-a-cyto-histological-correlation-based-on-the-new-italian-cytological-classification-siapec-2014
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F Tartaglia, A Giuliani, L Tromba, S Carbotta, M Karpathiotakis, G Tortorelli, F Pelle, R Merola, C Donello, G Carbotta, L De Anna, G Conzo, S Sorrenti, S Ulisse
The new Italian cytological classification (SIAPEC 2014) of thyroid nodules, in line with those of Bethesda and BTA-RCPath, replaces the previous TIR3 class with two new classes (TIR3A and TIR3B), which correspond to different risks of malignancy and clinical actions required. The present study was conducted to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the new SIAPEC classification as opposed to its previous version (SIAPEC 2007). Preoperative cytology was compared with the final histology obtained from 650 consecutive patients who underwent total thyroidectomy for multinodular goiter...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078796/hyperparathyroidism-caused-by-distant-pulmonary-lesions-and-parathyromatosis-after-ethanol-injection-parathyroidectomy-for-secondary-hyperparathyroidism
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Michio Nakamura, Kiho Tanaka, Takeshi Fujii
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) treatment includes parathyroidectomy and percutaneous ethanol injection therapy (PEIT), which are invasive procedures. The condition in which benign hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue is distributed throughout the neck and mediastinum is termed parathyromatosis. Here, we present the case of a 51-year-old woman who began hemodialysis in 1986 due to chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology and developed SHPT in 1999. She underwent 6 rounds of PEIT followed by total a parathyroidectomy with partial forearm autotransplantation...
January 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078601/inhibition-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-metastasis-by-combined-tgfbeta-knockdown-and-metformin-treatment-in-a-canine-mammary-cancer-xenograft-model
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Camila Leonel, Thaiz Ferraz Borin, Lívia de Carvalho Ferreira, Marina Gobbe Moschetta, Marcio Chaim Bajgelman, Alicia M Viloria-Petit, Debora Aparecida Pires de Campos Zuccari
Epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process by which epithelial cells acquire mesenchymal properties, generating metastases. Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) is associated with this malignancy by having the ability to induce EMT. Metformin, has been shown to inhibit EMT in breast cancer cells. Based on this evidence we hypothesize that treatment with metformin and the silencing of TGF-β, inhibits the EMT in cancer cells. Canine metastatic mammary tumor cell line CF41 was stably transduced with a shRNA-lentivirus, reducing expression level of TGF-β1...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078088/immunoglobulin-g4-related-disease-presenting-as-a-pulmonary-nodule-with-an-irregular-margin
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Tetsuyuki Okubo, Yumiko Oyamada, Masaya Kawada, Yo Kawarada, Shuji Kitashiro, Shunichi Okushiba
We report a case of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related lung disease presenting as a solitary pulmonary nodule with an irregular margin on computed tomography. The nodule showed a high standardized uptake value on positron emission tomography. A malignant pulmonary tumour could not be excluded. Middle lobectomy was performed. Histological analysis revealed marked lymphoplasmacytic infiltration and storiform fibrosis. Immunostaining indicated the presence of IgG4-positive plasma cells. A definitive diagnosis of IgG4-related disease was confirmed...
January 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077891/evaluation-the-relationship-between-thyroid-nodule-size-with-malignancy-and-accuracy-of-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-fnab
#16
Gholamali Godazandeh, Zahra Kashi, Sadegh Zargarnataj, Mehran Fazli, Robab Ebadi, Ensiyeh Hajializadeh Kerdabadi
INTRODUCTION: Some studies have shown largest thyroid nodule size, especially ≥4cm that can predict malignancy and reduce fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) accuracy. Therefore, this study is designed to evaluate relationship between thyroid nodule sizes with malignancy and its effect on FNBA accuracy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: a retrospective analytical study design aims to investigate all patients with thyroid nodules who referred to surgery department of Imam-Khomeini Hospital of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in Sari from 20 March 2008 to 22 March 2014...
October 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077785/the-diagnostic-performance-of-shear-wave-speed-sws-imaging-for-thyroid-nodules-with-elasticity-modulus-and-sws-measurement
#17
Dan Wang, Ya-Ping He, Yi-Feng Zhang, Bo-Ji Liu, Chong-Ke Zhao, Hui-Jun Fu, Qing Wei, Hui-Xiong Xu
To evaluate the diagnostic performance of a new technique of shear wave speed (SWS) imaging for the diagnosis of thyroid nodule with elasticity modulus and SWS measurement. 322 thyroid nodules in 322 patients (216 benign nodules, 106 malignant nodules) were included in this study. All the nodules received conventional ultrasound (US) and SWS imaging (Aplio500, Toshiba Medical Systems, Japan) before fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and/or surgery. The values of E-max and E-mean with elastic modulus (61.27 ± 36...
January 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077100/incidence-of-solitary-pulmonary-nodules-in-northeastern-france-a-population-based-study-in-five-regions
#18
Émilie Marrer, Damien Jolly, Patrick Arveux, Catherine Lejeune, Marie-Christine Woronoff-Lemsi, Jérémie Jégu, Francis Guillemin, Michel Velten
BACKGROUND: The discovery of a solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) on a chest imaging exam is of major clinical concern. However, the incidence rates of SPNs in a general population have not been estimated. The objective of this study was to provide incidence estimates of SPNs in a general population in 5 northeastern regions of France. METHODS: This population-based study was undertaken in 5 regions of northeastern France in May 2002-March 2003 and May 2004-June 2005...
January 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076877/ultrasound-imaging-for-ovarian-and-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
#19
Caterina Exacoustos, Errico Zupi, Emilio Piccione
The main challenges of imaging for endometriosis are the detection of nonovarian disease and the evaluation of the extension of the disease into pelvic structures. Transvaginal ultrasonography (TVS) has been proposed as the first-line imaging technique because it allows extensive exploration of the pelvis. The "typical" endometrioma is a unilocular cyst with homogeneous low-level echogenicity (ground glass echogenicity) of the cyst fluid. The use of color Doppler helps avoid classifying malignancies as endometriomas, defining the presence of vascular flow in papillations...
January 11, 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076572/iris-metastases-from-systemic-cancer-a-report-of-three-cases
#20
Patrícia Correa de Mello, Oswaldo Ferreira Moura Brasil, André Vidoris, Melina Correia Morales, Rubens N Belfort
Ocular metastasis is relatively uncommon, with a reported incidence of approximately 8%, according to the results of autopsy evaluation. The majority of ocular metastases are located within the choroid, while metastatic tumors affecting the iris are rare. Metastatic tumors may manifest as stromal nodules or ill-defined iris thickening, or they may present with nonspecific features such as pain, iridocyclitis, and hyphema. Here, we describe three patients with iris metastasis and discuss the diagnostic challenges and unusual findings associated with these cases...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
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