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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225364/preoperative-risk-factors-of-c5-nerve-root-palsy-after-laminectomy-and-fusion-in-patients-with-cervical-myelopathy-analysis-of-70-consecutive-patients
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Kyung-Soo Suk, Kyung-Chung Kang, Hak-Sun Kim, Seong-Hwan Moon, Hwan-Mo Lee, Jung-Ho Seo, Sung-Min Kim, Sung-Yub Jin, Pierre Mella
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To identify preoperative risk factors causing cervical fifth nerve root palsy (C5 palsy) after laminectomy and fusion (LF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: It is well known that postoperative C5 palsy is not rare after cervical surgery. Although there remains controversy, C5 palsy is considered to be more common in patients who had LF than in those who had laminoplasty. However, the reason for the higher incidence of C5 palsy in patients with LF has been poorly understood...
February 20, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224194/mycoepoxydiene-suppresses-hela-cell-growth-by-inhibiting-glycolysis-and-the-pentose-phosphate-pathway
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Kehua Jin, Li Li, Xihuan Sun, Qingyan Xu, Siyang Song, Yuemao Shen, Xianming Deng
Upregulation of glycolysis and the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) is a major characteristic of the metabolic reprogramming of cancer and provides cancer cells with energy and vital metabolites to support their rapid proliferation. Targeting glycolysis and the PPP has emerged as a promising antitumor therapeutic strategy. Marine natural products are attractive sources for anticancer therapeutics, as evidenced by the antitumor drug Yondelis. Mycoepoxydiene (MED) is a natural product isolated from a marine fungus that has shown promising inhibitory efficacy against HeLa cells in vitro...
February 21, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217683/lymphoepithelioma-like-carcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix
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Hyun Sil Yun, Sun Kyung Lee, Gun Yoon, Hwi Gon Kim, Dong Hyung Lee, Yong Jin Na, Ook Hwan Choi, Dong Hoon Shin, Yong Jung Song
Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) of the uterine cervix is exceedingly uncommon. We herein report a rare case of cervical LELC. A 45-year-old woman was admitted to gynecology department with vaginal bleeding for one month. Liquid-based cytology revealed atypical endometrial cells, not otherwise specified on her cervix. On a hysteroscopy, an endocervical mass was identified and the pathologic result was consistent with poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. Magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography with 2-deoxy-2-[fluorine-18] fluoro-D-glucose integrated with computed tomography revealed a 3...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216748/comparison-of-occipitocervical-and-atlantoaxial-fusion-in-treatment-of-unstable-jefferson-fractures
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Yong Hu, Zhen-Shan Yuan, Christopher K Kepler, Wei-Xin Dong, Xiao-Yang Sun, Jiao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists regarding the management of unstable Jefferson fractures, with some surgeons performing reduction and immobilization of the patient in a halo vest and others performing open reduction and internal fixation. This study compares the clinical and radiological outcome parameters between posterior atlantoaxial fusion (AAF) and occipitocervical fusion (OCF) constructs in the treatment of the unstable atlas fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 68 consecutive patients with unstable Jefferson fractures treated by AAF or OCF between October 2004 and March 2011 were included in this retrospective evaluation from institutional databases...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213603/women-s-experiences-with-cervical-cancer-screening-in-a-colposcopy-referral-clinic-in-cape-town-south-africa-a-qualitative-analysis
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Mariette Momberg, Matthys H Botha, Frederick H Van der Merwe, Jennifer Moodley
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore and understand women's experience with cervical cancer screening and with the referral pathways for abnormal Papanicolau (Pap) smears. DESIGN AND SETTING: Focus group discussions were conducted with first time colposcopy clinic attendees at a tertiary hospital colposcopy clinic in Cape Town, South Africa during November 2014. A thematic analysis was conducted to identify key themes. Initial coding categories were drawn from the interview guide...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208895/extracalvarial-meningioma-in-the-parapharyngeal-space-presentation-diagnosis-and-management
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Sirshak Dutta, Neeraj Aggarwal, Mainak Dutta, Saurav Kumar Ghosh, Ramanuj Sinha
Extracalvarial meningioma in the cervical region presenting as a parapharyngeal mass lesion is seldom encountered in clinical practice and poses great challenge in its diagnosis and surgical management. In this report, we present a case of extracranial meningioma in a middle-aged person who presented with a large, gradually progressing cervical swelling with multiple cranial nerve pareses. The difficulties in diagnosis and surgical management of this unusual neoplasm in the setting of partial encasement and thrombosis of the internal jugular vein have been discussed, along with the computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging providing details of its extent and character...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207668/impact-of-obesity-on-outcomes-in-adults-undergoing-elective-posterior-cervical-fusion
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Kevin Phan, Parth Kothari, Nathan J Lee, Sohaib Virk, Jun S Kim, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of obesity (body mass Index > 30) on postoperative morbidity and mortality after elective posterior cervical fusion in adults. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In those with spine disease, obesity has been shown to portend poorer general and disease-specific functional health status. The effect of obesity on outcomes after spine surgery, especially posterior cervical fusion, however, remains unclear...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205412/an-investigation-of-dimensional-scaling-using-cervical-spine-motion-segment-finite-element-models
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Dilaver Singh, Duane S Cronin
The paucity of experimental data for validating computational models of different statures underscores the need for appropriate scaling methods so that models can be verified and validated using experimental data. Scaling was investigated using 50(th) percentile male (M50) and 5(th) percentile female (F05) cervical spine motion segment (C4-C5) finite element models subject to tension, flexion and extension loading. Two approaches were undertaken: geometric scaling of the models to investigate size effects (volumetric scaling) and scaling of the force-displacement or moment-angle model results (data scaling)...
February 15, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205384/cribriform-adenocarcinoma-of-the-minor-salivary-gland-arising-in-the-tonsil-with-metastasis-to-a-cervical-lymph-node-a-case-report-with-description-of-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology
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Alexa Pagano, Katie Dennis
Cribriform adenocarcinoma of minor salivary gland (CAMSG) is a rare tumor of the head and neck. We report a case of a 70-year-old female who presented with a 4-5-month history of a left neck mass. CT scan of the neck showed a left neck mass just inferior to the angle of the mandible and left tonsillar prominence. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of the neck mass showed epithelial groups with focal cribriform architecture. The cells had round to oval nuclei and fine chromatin. The background contained scattered lymphocytes...
February 16, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205267/comparison-of-advansure-hpv-genoblot-and-hybrid%C3%A2-capture%C3%A2-2-assays-for-detection-of-hpv-infection
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Kiwoong Ko, Shinae Yu, Min-Jung Kwon, Eun Hee Lee, Hee-Yeon Woo, Hyosoon Park
BACKGROUND: We sought to compare the performance of the AdvanSure assay to the Hybrid Capture (HC) 2 for the detection of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR HPV). METHODS: A total of 855 cervical swab specimens were obtained. We submitted all specimens for HR HPV detection with HC2 and the AdvanSure assay. We subsequently analyzed discordant results and specimens that were positive on both assays using restriction fragment mass polymorphism (RFMP) genotyping analysis...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204844/safe-placement-of-lateral-mass-screw-in-the-subaxial-cervical-spine-a-case-series
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Di Zhang, Xianda Gao, Jiang Jiang, Fanlong Kong, Yong Shen, Wenyuan Ding, Xiufang Hao, Huixian Cui
PURPOSE: Laminectomy with lateral mass screw fixation has been proven to be an effective method to treat the multilevel cervical degenerative myelopathy and severe cervical spondylosis. However, accurate and safe insertion of the lateral mass screw is technically demanding due to the individual variations of the anatomy of the lateral mass of the subaxial cervical spine. Misplaced lateral mass screw is not uncommon, and operation-related complications still beset the surgeons, which may impair the clinical outcomes...
February 15, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198660/prediction-of-functional-recovery-six-months-following-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-during-acute-care-hospitalization
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Andréane Richard-Denis, Debbie Feldman, Cynthia Thompson, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
OBJECTIVES: To determine factors associated with functional status six months following a traumatic cervical and thoracic spinal cord injury (SCI), with a particular interest in factors related to the acute care hospitalization stay. DESIGN: This is a prospective cohort study. Sixteen potential predictive variables were studied. Univariate regression analyses were first performed to determine the strength of association of each variable independently with the total Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM) score...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192941/flow-cytometry-based-quantification-of-cellular-au-nanoparticles
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Jonghoon Park, My Kieu Ha, Nuri Yang, Tae Hyun Yoon
There has been a great deal of research regarding the cellular association of nanoparticles (NPs), although there are only a few methods available yet for the quantitative measurements of cellular NPs. In this study, we propose a simple and quantitative method to estimate the cellular uptake of Au NPs into cervical cancer cells (HeLa) based on their side scattering (SSC) intensities measured by flow cytometry (FCM). We have compared SSC intensities of HeLa cells exposed to eight different types of Au NPs (40-100 nm size, with positive or negative surface charge) with the amount of cellular Au NPs measured by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS)...
February 6, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191377/diagnosis-and-management-of-cervical-thymic-cysts-in-children
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Joshua J Sturm, Kavita Dedhia, David H Chi
We present the case of a 10-year-old boy with the sudden onset of a large, painless left neck mass. Findings on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy suggest a cystic lesion, most likely of thymic origin. Cervical thymic cysts are a rare form of cervical mass, which are easily overlooked in the differential diagnosis of children presenting with painless neck masses. A combination of CT and MRI investigations can be helpful in differentiating thymic cysts from other congenital and neoplastic masses, but the definitive diagnosis of thymic cyst requires histopathological documentation of thymic tissue...
January 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191301/plunging-ranula-in-children-case-report-and-literature-review
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Veronica Carlini, Valeria Calcaterra, Noemi Pasqua, Marinella Guazzotti, Mario Fusillo, Gloria Pelizzo
Few cases of plunging ranulas (PRs) occur during childhood and the lesions are frequently misdiagnosed. Here, a PR in a child is reported along with a literature review. A seven-year-old female complaining of swelling in the midline neck, left-submandibular region, was evaluated. No oral cavity or major salivary glands abnormalities were detected. On palpation, a soft, painless, and fluid-containing mass was observed. The suspicion PR was performed by ultrasound. The diagnosis was confirmed with a histopathological examination...
November 17, 2016: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191296/dedifferentiated-liposarcoma-of-the-esophagus-a-case-report-and-selected-review-of-the-literature
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Christopher L Brett, Daniel H Miller, Liuyan Jiang, Herbert C Wolfsen, Steven Attia, Lauren Hintenlang, Niveditha Jagadesh, Robert C Miller
Soft tissue sarcomas of the esophagus represent an extremely rare cause of esophageal masses, and an even smaller proportion of these tumors represent dedifferentiated liposarcomas. We present a case of a 75-year-old gentleman presenting with dysphagia found to have a 5 cm pedunculated mass in the cervical esophagus, originating at the cricopharyngeus. This was found to have involvement limited to the superficial mucosa by endoscopic ultrasound, and the lesion was subsequently resected endoscopically. Pathology demonstrated an undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma later determined to represent dedifferentiated liposarcoma after fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis...
November 17, 2016: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188015/sensitivity-and-negative-predictive-value-for-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-women-with-early-stage-cervical-cancer
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Gloria Salvo, Pedro T Ramirez, Charles F Levenback, Mark F Munsell, Elizabeth D Euscher, Pamela T Soliman, Michael Frumovitz
OBJECTIVE: The role of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy alone for staging of early-stage cervical cancer remains controversial. We aimed to determine the validity of this technique in women with early-stage cervical cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed women with early-stage cervical cancer who underwent SLN mapping followed by complete pelvic lymphadenectomy as part of initial surgical management from August 1997 through October 2015. All modes of surgical approach were included...
February 7, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179707/cervical-chordoma-involving-c3-c4-a-case-report
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Muhammad Imran, Atiq Ahmed Khan, Syed Muneeb Younus
Chordoma is a rare, indolent but locally invasive, osteolytic, slow growing, low grade, primary bone malignancy, derived from the embryonic remnants of the notochord. It is a midline tumour and it predominantly emerges from the axial skeleton. The most commonly observed location of a chordoma is in the sacrococcygeal region ( 50 to 55% ) followed by the cranio occipital region ( 25 to 30% )We present a case of a 30 years old lady who came to us with complaints of difficulty in walking and inability to hold objects in both hands...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179197/laparoendoscopic-single-site-total-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-clinical-factors-that-affect-operative-times-and-techniques-to-overcome-difficulties
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In Cheul Jeung, Yong Seok Lee, Min Jong Song, Eun Kyung Park
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare surgical outcomes of patients who underwent laparoendoscopic single-site total laparoscopic hysterectomy (LESS-TLH) with operative times <150 minutes and ≥150 minutes to determine the clinical factors that influence operative times. We also describe techniques that help overcome difficulties involved in this procedure. DESIGN: Retrospective study. DESIGN: Classification: Canadian Task Force Classification II-2...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178894/adenocarcinoma-of-the-lung-metastatic-to-the-ovary-with-a-signet-ring-cell-component
#20
Giovanna Giordano, Nelly Cruz Viruel, Enrico Maria Silini, Francisco F Nogales
A nonsmoker 45-year-old woman, presented with a solid right ovarian mass. Microscopic examination revealed heterogeneous histology with tubular formations and extensive signet ring cell component that resembled the usual appearance of metastatic gastric carcinoma to the ovary. Moreover, the histology also showed solid nests of cells with a microvacuolated basophilic cytoplasm similar to those found in adenosquamous cervical carcinoma of glassy cell type. However, analysis of the patient's past history revealed a lung adenocarcinoma, diagnosed 4 years before, which prompted an immunohistochemical differential diagnosis, showing a strong expression for TTF-1 and Napsin A...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
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