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[The Rezūm system in the treatment of male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTSs) due to benign prostatic obstruction (BPO)].

Aktuelle Urol 2018 Dec 6;49(6):519-524. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Spital Thurgau AG, Urologie, Frauenfeld.

The classical algorithm of the management of male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTSs) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) includes a surgical approach in case pharmacological therapy has failed. Emerging minimally-invasive treatments (MITs) offer potential for rapid symptomatic relief, reducing the morbidity of invasive BPH surgery. Convective interstitial radiofrequency water vapour thermal ablation of the prostate with the Rezūm system is a novel MIT for the treatment of bothersome moderate-to-severe lower urinary tract symptoms associated with BPH. Read More

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December 2018
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[The UroLift® system for treatment of the benign prostatic syndrome (BPS)].

Aktuelle Urol 2018 Dec 6;49(6):515-518. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Klinikum Großhadern/Innenstadt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik, München.

Minimally-invasive treatment options for patients with LUTS due to benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) become more and more important because they provide equal long-term efficacy compared with the reference method TURP, while having a more favourable safety profile. There are promising results for PUL (Prostatic Urethral Lift - UroLift) with low complication rates. UroLift is clearly superior regarding the preservation of sexual functions without impairment of ejaculatory function. Read More

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December 2018
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A giant sacrococcygeal teratoma in adult female: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 Nov 22;54:47-50. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of General Surgery, King Abdulla University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box (3030), Irbid, 22110, Jordan. Electronic address:

Introduction: Sacrococcygealteratoma is very rare in adults with only few cases reported in literature. It is a slow growing benign cystic tumor with 1-2% chance for malignant transformation and may attain a huge size causing pressure effect on pelvic and intra-abdominal organs. When grows caudally, it causes discomfort, skin excoriation and cosmetic disfigurement. Read More

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November 2018
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A perspective on biogenic synthesis of platinum nanoparticles and their biomedical applications.

Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 2018 Nov 19;211:94-99. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Food Chemistry and Molecular Cancer Biology Lab, Department of Animal Health and Management, Science Campus, Alagappa University, Karaikudi 630003, India. Electronic address:

In recent era, the interest on inorganic nanoparticles is augmenting due to their engrossing and uncanny properties. Among them, platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs) are highly remarkable owing to their intrinsic physicochemical and biological properties making them an effective candidate towards catalytic and biomedical applications. Nevertheless, conventional physical and chemical methodologies of PtNPs synthesis are among the most prevalent protocols to synthesize PtNPs of desired shape and size. Read More

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November 2018
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Phyllodes tumors of the breast. The treatment results for 340 patients from a single cancer centre.

Breast 2018 Nov 26;43:85-90. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Surgical Oncology, Centre of Oncology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Institute, Cracow Branch, ul. Garncarska 11, 31-115 Cracow, Poland.

Purpose: The primary treatment of choice for patients with phyllodes tumor of the breast (PTB) is surgery. Two major problems regarding the treatment of such patients remain unclear: what is the appropriate surgical margin and what role is played by adjuvant radiotherapy (ART).

Methods: The study provides a retrospective review of all patients with PTB treated between 1952 and 2013 at a single institute. Read More

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November 2018
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Computer-assisted diagnosis techniques (dermoscopy and spectroscopy-based) for diagnosing skin cancer in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013186. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early accurate detection of all skin cancer types is essential to guide appropriate management and to improve morbidity and survival. Melanoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) are high-risk skin cancers which have the potential to metastasise and ultimately lead to death, whereas basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually localised with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue. Anxiety around missing early curable cases needs to be balanced against inappropriate referral and unnecessary excision of benign lesions. Read More

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December 2018
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Optical coherence tomography for diagnosing skin cancer in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013189. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early accurate detection of all skin cancer types is essential to guide appropriate management and to improve morbidity and survival. Melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are high-risk skin cancers, which have the potential to metastasise and ultimately lead to death, whereas basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually localised, with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue. Anxiety around missing early cases needs to be balanced against inappropriate referral and unnecessary excision of benign lesions. Read More

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December 2018
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Visual inspection and dermoscopy, alone or in combination, for diagnosing keratinocyte skin cancers in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD011901. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early accurate detection of all skin cancer types is important to guide appropriate management, to reduce morbidity and to improve survival. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is almost always a localised skin cancer with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue, whereas a minority of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCCs) and invasive melanomas are higher-risk skin cancers with the potential to metastasise and cause death. Dermoscopy has become an important tool to assist specialist clinicians in the diagnosis of melanoma, and is increasingly used in primary-care settings. Read More

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December 2018
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Teledermatology for diagnosing skin cancer in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013193. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early accurate detection of all skin cancer types is essential to guide appropriate management and to improve morbidity and survival. Melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are high-risk skin cancers which have the potential to metastasise and ultimately lead to death, whereas basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually localised with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue. Anxiety around missing early curable cases needs to be balanced against inappropriate referral and unnecessary excision of benign lesions. Read More

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December 2018
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High-frequency ultrasound for diagnosing skin cancer in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013188. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early, accurate detection of all skin cancer types is essential to guide appropriate management and to improve morbidity and survival. Melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are high-risk skin cancers with the potential to metastasise and ultimately lead to death, whereas basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually localised, with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue. Anxiety around missing early curable cases needs to be balanced against inappropriate referral and unnecessary excision of benign lesions. Read More

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December 2018
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Reflectance confocal microscopy for diagnosing cutaneous melanoma in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013190. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Melanoma has one of the fastest rising incidence rates of any cancer. It accounts for a small percentage of skin cancer cases but is responsible for the majority of skin cancer deaths. Early detection and treatment is key to improving survival; however, anxiety around missing early cases needs to be balanced against appropriate levels of referral and excision of benign lesions. Read More

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December 2018
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Socioeconomic disparities in a population of patients undergoing total thyroidectomy for benign disease.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Division of Head and Neck Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

Background: This study examines the effect of insurance status (as a measure of socioeconomic status) on patient with benign thyroid disease.

Methods: A retrospective review was performed among 60 patients undergoing total thyroidectomy for benign thyroid disease. Univariate and multivariable analyses examined the relationship between insurance status and thyroid volume (sum of the left and right lobe volumes). Read More

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December 2018

Identification of uterine telocytes and their architecture in leiomyoma.

Folia Med Cracov 2018 ;58(3):89-102

Department of Pathophysiology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland.

Introduction: Uterine leiomyoma is the most widespread benign tumor affecting women of childbearing age. ere are still gaps in the understanding of its pathogenesiss. Telocytes are unique cells described in greater than 50 different locations inside the human body. Read More

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January 2018
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Evaluation of the effectiveness of laser photoselective vaporization of the prostate in the treatment of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Folia Med Cracov 2018 ;58(3):23-33

Urology Department Military Institute of Medicine, Szaserów 128, Warszawa, Poland.

Introduction: The prolongation of the life of men results in the growing number of people suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In 2010, BPH concerned more than 200 million men in the whole world, which at that time made up 6% of the population of men at large. Currently, the population of men in the world amounts about three billion six hundred million. Read More

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January 2018
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GLUT3 expression in cystic change induced by hypoxia in pituitary adenomas.

Endocr Connect 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

S Wang, Neurosurgery, Fuzhou General Hospital, Fuzhou, China., Fuzhou, China.

Tumor cells require large amounts of energy to sustain growth. Through the mediated transport of glucose transporters, the uptake and utilization of glucose by tumor cells are significantly enhanced in the hypoxic microenvironment. Pituitary adenomas are benign tumors with high energy metabolisms. Read More

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December 2018
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Aggressive Angiomyxoma: A Rare Tumor of Male Pelvic Cavity.

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):693-696. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of General Surgery. Ankara University School of Medicine. Ankara. Turkey.

Aggressive angiomyxoma is an uncommon, benign, slow-growing, and locally infiltrative soft tissue neoplasm which is located primarily in the genital region and pelviperineal interstitial tissue of female patient in the fourth decade of life. Its occurrence in male patients is even more unusual and commonly appears at a later age. The mainstay of treatment typically involves surgical excision with tumor-free margins, and despite complete resection, local recurrences are common. Read More

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November 2018
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Histological Subtypes and Clinical Behavior Evaluation of Salivary Gland Tumors.

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):641-647. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Pathology. Centro Hospitalar São João. Porto. Unit of Pathology and Oncology. Department of Pathology. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade do Porto. Porto. Portugal.

Introduction: Salivary gland tumors include a wide spectrum of histological subtypes and clinical behavior, which we aim to evaluate.

Material And Methods: We performed a retrospective study of all salivary gland tumors diagnosed and treated at the Centro Hospitalar São João, Porto, between 2005 and 2015. Histological re- evaluation was performed in all cases and patient files were reviewed and both clinical and follow-up data were collected. Read More

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November 2018
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MDM2 RNA In Situ Hybridization for the Diagnosis of Atypical Lipomatous Tumor: A Study Evaluating DNA, RNA, and Protein Expression.

Am J Surg Pathol 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Departments of Pathology.

The distinction of atypical lipomatous tumor/well-differentiated liposarcoma (ALT/WDL) from its benign counterpart, lipoma, may represent a challenge. MDM2 DNA amplification is used as the gold standard as MDM2 immunohistochemistry lacks specificity and sensitivity. Herein, we investigate the diagnostic utility of MDM2 RNA in situ hybridization (RNA-ISH) and compare the test with MDM2 immunohistochemistry and MDM2 DNA fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in benign and malignant lipomatous neoplasms. Read More

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December 2018
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Retrospective analysis of 11 cases of primary cardiac valve tumors.

Anatol J Cardiol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Ultrasound Diagnosis, The Second Affiliated Hospital (Xinqiao Hospital) of Chinese People's Liberation Army Medical University; Chongqing-China.

Objective: To explore the clinical features and surgical treatment experience of primary cardiac valve tumor.

Methods: The present study retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 11 patients with primary valvular tumors who underwent surgical treatment in our department from 1980 to 2016. Echocardiography of preoperative patients was indicated as a heart valve tumor. Read More

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December 2018

Extramammary Paget ’s disease Of Glans Penis: A Rare Case Report

Ir Med J 2018 06 7;111(6):772. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Department of Urological Surgery, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin 24

We present the case of an 83-year-old man with Extramammary Paget’s disease (EMPD) of the penis. He underwent a total penectomy and histopathology confirms the association of underlying invasive high grade urothelial carcinoma. Penile EMPD is rare and can be misinterpreted for benign skin conditions. Read More

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June 2018
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The role of BRCA1-associated protein 1 in the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma in effusion and fine-needle aspiration cytology.

Diagn Cytopathol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York.

Background: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a diagnostically challenging entity in cytology specimens due to the lack of architectural context and a cytomorphologic overlap between malignant and reactive mesothelial cells (RMCs). A diagnostic marker with excellent specificity is not currently available in clinical practice. The newly appreciated BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) antibody may help distinguish MM from RMC based on its immunohistochemical (IHC) staining pattern but its role in cytopathology is controversial. Read More

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December 2018
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Dermoscopic follow-up of therapeutic response in mantle cell lymphoma with secondary involvement of the scalp.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

The Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Onco-Hematology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Institute - Oncology Center, Gliwice Branch, Gliwice, Poland.

The scalp is a potential location for both benign and malignant tumors. Lymphoproliferative diseases can involve the skin as a primary or secondary manifestation. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive diagnostic tool for rapid diagnosis, screening, and follow-up of the majority of skin tumors. Read More

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December 2018
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The relation between androgenetic thin hair diagnosed by trichoscope and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt.

Background: Androgenetic alopecia carries a major cosmetic disfigurement and benign prostatic hyperplasia is associated with many urinary tract symptoms and both diseases are mediated by dihydrotestosterone.

Objectives: The study aimed to determine the relationship between hair diameter in androgenetic alopecia diagnosed, by trichoscope, to benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms and signs.

Methods: Fifty androgenetic alopecia males and 50 normal males as control were included. Read More

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December 2018
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Apocrine papillary lesion: comparison of pathological findings from 22 years previously and the present.

Breast Cancer 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Digestive Surgery, Breast and Thyroid Surgery, Kagoshima University Hospital, Kagoshima, Japan.

Apocrine papillary lesion (APL) is difficult to diagnose as benign or malignant. We experienced an APL remaining in the body for 22 years. We present a case of a 71-year-old woman who had undergone excisional biopsy 22 years previously at the first hospital that she visited. Read More

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December 2018

Malignant transformation of adenomyosis: literature review and meta-analysis.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Gynecology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong Province, China.

Purpose: To review and analyze risk factors and the pathology of malignant transformation of adenomyosis.

Methods: In this paper, the relevant research on current risks factors and the pathology of malignant transformation of adenomyosis was reviewed and analyzed by metaanalysis. All studies included were retrieved from the PUBMED. Read More

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December 2018

The incidence and predictors of gynecologic malignancies among postmenopausal patients with endometrial fluid collection.

Authors:
Zhe Li Lei Li

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Shuaifuyuan No 1, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China.

Objective: To investigate the incidence and predictors of gynecologic malignancies among postmenopausal patients with endometrial fluid collection (EFC).

Methods: All patients with EFC diagnosed by transvaginal sonography (TVS) were retrospectively reviewed if they had undergone biopsy of the endometrium from January 2008 to January 2016 in a tertiary teaching hospital. Follow-up ended in June 2017. Read More

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December 2018
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Risk Model in Women with Ovarian Cancer Without Mutations.

Open Med (Wars) 2018 25;13:565-574. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

Department of Gynecological Surgery and Gynecological Oncology of Adults and Adolescents, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.

Ovarian cancer is characterised by the greatest mortality among all tumors of the reproductive tract. This study included 246 patients which consisted of 136 women with ovarian cancer without genetic mutation and 110 women with benign ovarian cysts. We created two mathematical logic models containing positive and negative risk factors of ovarian cancer such as: age at last menstruation cycle, patient age, OC, HRT, smoking, education status, and alcohol consumption. Read More

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November 2018

The Association of Various Metabolic Parameters with Multiple Skin Tags.

J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2018 Oct 1;11(10):40-43. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Drs. Platsidaki, Vasalou, Gerodimou, Markantoni, Kouris, Gregoriou, Rigopoulos, and Kontochristopoulos are with the Department of Dermatology and Venereology at Andreas Sygros Skin Hospital in Athens, Greece.

Skin tags (STs) are benign skin lesions. Their definite etiology remains unknown. We aim to examine the association of obesity, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, thyroid abnormalities, acanthosis nigricans, and multiple STs in a Greek primary population. Read More

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October 2018
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Identification of Five Genes as a Potential Biomarker for Predicting Progress and Prognosis in Adrenocortical Carcinoma.

J Cancer 2018 31;9(23):4484-4495. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Urology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, P.R. China.

Background: Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a limited endocrine fatality with a minor diagnosis and rare remedial options. The progressive and predictive meaning of message RNA (mRNA) expression oddity in ACC has been studied extensively in recent years. However, differences in measurement platforms and lab protocols as well as small sample sizes can render gene expression levels incomparable. Read More

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October 2018
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A Nomogram Based on a TRUS Five-Grade Scoring System for the Prediction of Prostate Cancer and High Grade Prostate Cancer at Initial TRUS-Guided Biopsy.

J Cancer 2018 22;9(23):4382-4390. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Department of Urology, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

: To evaluate the efficacy of transrectal ultrasound five-grade scoring system (TRUS-5) in predicting prostate cancer (PCa) and high grade PCa (HGPCa), compared with TRUS two-grade scoring system (TRUS-2), and establish a TRUS-5 based nomogram for the prediction of PCa and HGPCa at initial biopsy (IPBx). : Data were collected from 862 men who underwent initial TRUS-guided 12-core prostate biopsy. Age, prostate-specific antigen (PSA), percent free PSA, digital rectal examination (DRE), prostate volume (PV), PSA density (PSAD) and TRUS findings were included in the analysis. Read More

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October 2018
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Chromosomal abnormalities and copy number variations in fetal ventricular septal defects.

Mol Cytogenet 2018 28;11:58. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of the Prenatal Diagnosis Center, Fujian Provincial Maternity and Children's Hospital, affiliated hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fujian Key Laboratory for Prenatal Diagnosis and Birth Defect, Fuzhou, China.

Background: This study aimed to evaluate the applicability of chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA), rather than traditional chromosome analysis, in prenatal diagnosis of ventricular septal defects (VSDs) for superior prenatal genetic counseling and to reveal a potential correlation between submicroscopic chromosomal aberrations and VSDs.

Results: Among the 151 VSD cases, 79 (52.3%) had isolated defects and 72 (47. Read More

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November 2018
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Effects of Qianlie Tongqiao Capsule on Bladder Weight and Growth Factors in Bladder Tissue of Rats with Testosterone-Induced Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2018 5;2018:5059267. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Clinical Medical College, Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kunming 650051, China.

Qianlie Tongqiao Capsule (QTC) is clinically confirmed to be efficacious and safe in treating lower urinary tract syndromes and bladder dysfunction that are induced by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). However, the functional mechanisms of QTC remain unclear. We aim to investigate the effects of QTC on both bladder weight and several growth factors in the bladder tissue of rats with testosterone-induced BPH. Read More

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November 2018

A two-step strategy for identification of plasma protein biomarkers for endometrial and ovarian cancer.

Clin Proteomics 2018 1;15:38. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

1Department of Immunology, Genetics, and Pathology, Biomedical Center, Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) Uppsala, Uppsala University, Box 815, 75108 Uppsala, Sweden.

Background: Over 500,000 women worldwide are diagnosed with ovarian or endometrial cancer each year. We have used a two-step strategy to identify plasma proteins that could be used to improve the diagnosis of women with an indication of gynecologic tumor and in population screening.

Methods: In the discovery step we screened 441 proteins in plasma using the proximity extension assay (PEA) and five Olink Multiplex assays (CVD II, CVD III, INF I, ONC II, NEU I) in women with ovarian cancer (n = 106), endometrial cancer (n = 74), benign ovarian tumors (n = 150) and healthy population controls (n = 399). Read More

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December 2018

High-accuracy Detection of Preoperative Thyroid Nodules Using Combination of BRAF Mutation and TMPRSS4 mRNA Level.

Arch Med Res 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Endocrinology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, P.R. China; Key Laboratory for Tumor Precision Medicine of Shaanxi Province, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, P.R. China. Electronic address:

Background: Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common epithelial thyroid tumor, accounting for more than 80% of all thyroid cancers. Though the fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) represents as the golden standard for the diagnostics of thyroid nodules, there is a ∼25% risk of indeterminate cytological features. TMPRSS4 is a newly found transmembrane serine protease which was overexpressed in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). Read More

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December 2018

Increased Risk of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in Patients With Non-Apnea Sleep Disorders: A Nationwide, Population-Based Cohort Study.

J Clin Sleep Med 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Study Objectives: To investigate the association between non-apnea sleep disorders (NSD) and subsequent benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) risk.

Methods: This retrospective cohort study was conducted using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database from 2000 to 2013. We established an NSD group (n = 24,624) and an age-, sex- and index year-matched comparison group (n = 98,496). Read More

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November 2018
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Short-term effects of a dietary supplement on lower urinary tract symptoms.

J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 2018 Dec 6;32(6). Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Andrological Urological Private Practice, Palermo, Italy.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is one of the most common conditions affecting men over 40 years of age, typically manifesting itself with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Recently, research interest has focused in discovering a viable nutraceutical alternative to the drugs that are currently the first line of treatment for BPH. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of a dietary supplement containing curcumin, beta-sitosterol and oligomeric proanthocyanidins in a group of BPH/LUTS patients. Read More

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December 2018
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The Role of Tumor Necrosis Factor α in the Biology of Uterine Fibroids and the Related Symptoms.

Int J Mol Sci 2018 Dec 4;19(12). Epub 2018 Dec 4.

First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Center of Postgraduate Medical Education, 01-004 Warsaw, Poland.

Uterine fibroids (UFs) are the most common benign tumors of the female genital tract. The incidence of UFs has been estimated at 25⁻80% depending on selected population. The pathophysiology of UFs remains poorly understood. Read More

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December 2018
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Type of pelvic disease as a risk factor for surgical site infection in women undergoing hysterectomy.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 725 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa ON, K1Y 4E9.

Study Objective: To quantify the relationship between type of benign pelvic disease and risk of surgical site infection (SSI) after hysterectomy DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort (Classification II-2) SETTING: Hospitals participating in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) PATIENT(S): Women who underwent hysterectomy from 2006-2015 and recorded in NSQIP database INTERVENTION: None MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: SSI risk was compared for type of benign pelvic diseases, patient characteristics (age, race and selected comorbidities) and process of care variables (admission status, type of hysterectomy, and operative time). Among a total of 125,337 women who underwent hysterectomy, 2.48% developed SSI. Read More

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November 2018

Ulmus macrocarpa Hance improves benign prostatic hyperplasia by regulating prostatic cell apoptosis.

J Ethnopharmacol 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Ulmus macrocarpa Hance (UMH), of the family Ulmaceae, is a deciduous tree, widely distributed throughout Korea. UMH has been used as a traditional oriental medicine in Korea for the treatment of urological disorders, including bladder outlet obstrulmition (BOO), lower urinary tract syndrome (LUTS), diuresis, and hematuria. To date, its possible protective effects against benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have not been analyzed. Read More

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November 2018

Transformation of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis: Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Pregnant Teen.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland. Ohio. United States. Electronic address:

Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP) is a rare intractable benign disease with a bimodal age distribution. We present a rare case of malignant transformation of juvenile-onset RRP in a 19-year old pregnant female, who was found to have a right upper lobe mass and cavitary nodules bilaterally that were biopsy proven to be node negative, multifocal squamous cell carcinoma. In her second trimester, she underwent Video Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) right upper lobectomy and middle lobe lateral segmentectomy, followed by left lower lobe segmentectomy nine months later. Read More

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November 2018

Profiling of Methylglyoxal Blood Metabolism and Advanced Glycation End-Product Proteome Using a Chemical Probe.

ACS Chem Biol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Forensic Medicine , Aarhus University , Aarhus 8200 , Denmark.

Methylglyoxal (MG) is quantitatively the most important precursor to advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), and evidence is accumulating that it is also a causally linked to diabetes and aging related diseases. Living systems primarily reside on the glyoxalase system to detoxify MG into benign d-lactate. The flux to either glycation or detoxification, accordingly, is a key parameter for how well a system handles the ubiquitous glyoxal burden. Read More

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December 2018

Vitamin D and overall cancer risk and cancer mortality: a Mendelian randomization study.

Hum Mol Genet 2018 Dec;27(24):4315-4322

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia.

There is considerable debate regarding the role that 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations play in cancer risk or mortality, with earlier studies drawing mixed conclusions. Using data from the UK Biobank (UKB), we evaluate whether genetically predicted 25(OH)D concentrations are associated with overall cancer susceptibility and cancer mortality using five 25(OH)D genetic markers. Data comprised 438 870 white British UKB participants aged 37-73, including 46 155 cancer cases and 6998 cancer-specific deaths. Read More

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December 2018

Association between HPV infection and prostate cancer in a Mexican population.

Genet Mol Biol 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Laboratorio de Biomedicina Molecular I, Escuela Nacional de Medicina y Homeopatía, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Ciudad de México, Mexico.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between prostate cancer (PCa) and Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in the Mexican population. We studied 356 paraffin-embedded tissues from unrelated Mexican men with PCa or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), with the latter serving as control. HPV detection was performed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using universal primers, and viral genotypes were detected using sequencing or multiplex PCR. Read More

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November 2018

Why Are Newborns Brought to the Emergency Department?

Pediatr Emerg Care 2018 Dec;34(12):883-887

From the Pediatric Department, Hospital da Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães, Portugal.

Objectives: Neonatal period is a peculiar life stage. This study aimed to characterize newborns' visits to the emergency department (ED) of a secondary care hospital.

Methods: Retrospective analysis of infants up to 28 days, who resorted to the ED between January and December of 2014, was performed. Read More

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December 2018

Contemporary management of juvenile angiofibroma.

Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Unit of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Purpose Of Review: To illustrate the latest developments and trends in the management of juvenile angiofibroma.

Recent Findings: Endoscopic surgery is currently the primary management strategy for juvenile angiofibroma. Recent reports on the use of multiportal approaches have contributed to further extend its indications. Read More

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November 2018

Co-existence of Rolandic and 3 Hz Spike-Wave Discharges on EEG in Children with Epilepsy.

Can J Neurol Sci 2018 Dec 3:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

1Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology,BC Children's Hospital,Vancouver, British Columbia,Canada.

Objective: Benign epilepsy of childhood with central temporal spikes (BECTS) and absence epilepsy are common epilepsy syndromes in children with similar age of onset and favorable prognosis. However, the co-existence of the electrocardiogram (EEG) findings of rolandic spike and 3 Hz generalized spike-wave (GSW) discharges is extremely rare, with few cases reported in the literature. Our objective was to characterize the EEG findings of these syndromes in children in our center and review the electro-clinical features. Read More

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December 2018