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Correlation Between Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) and Permanent Histopathology Results in Salivary Gland Masses.

Cureus 2021 Mar 18;13(3):e13976. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

College of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Jeddah, SAU.

Objective Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has been widely accepted as a diagnostic safe method for preoperative assessment of salivary gland lesions. This diagnostic tool is inexpensive, easy to perform, relatively painless and it provides useful information to differentiate between benign and malignant salivary gland tumors that helps in the management and surgical planning. This study was undertaken to compare FNAC results with permanent histopathological findings of salivary gland tumors in order to assess its diagnostic accuracy. Read More

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Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: challenges of treatment in iranian women.

BMC Surg 2021 Apr 21;21(1):206. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

Background And Objective: As a chronic inflammatory disease of an unknown origin, the treatment of granulomatous mastitis has always been controversial. According to some researchers, surgical treatment and certain medications, especially steroids, are more effective in treating the disease. This study aimed at evaluating the results of treatment in a group of patients with granulomatous mastitis. Read More

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Pathological characteristics of the large renal mass: potential implication for clinical role of renal biopsy.

Can J Urol 2021 Apr;28(2):10620-10624

Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Introduction: To assess whether patients with a large renal mass, treated by radical nephrectomy (RN), could have benefited from preoperative renal mass biopsy (RMB). The decision to perform partial nephrectomy (PN) for an organ-confined > 4 cm renal mass can be complex. Albeit often feasible, oncologic safety of PN in this cohort is debated. Read More

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A comprehensive evaluation of aerosol extinction apportionment in Beijing using a high-resolution time-of-flight aerosol mass spectrometer.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Apr 9;783:146976. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

School of Atmospheric Sciences, Guangdong Province Key Laboratory for Climate Change and Natural Disaster Studies, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

An aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS) was used to measure the chemical composition of non-refractory submicron particles (NR-PM) in Beijing from 2012 to 2013. The average concentration of NR-PM was 56 μg·m, with higher value of 106 μg·m when Beijing was influenced by air masses from south in winter. Organics was the primary chemical component with a concentration of 26 μg·m, accounting for 46% of the total NR-PM. Read More

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Ovarian sex cord stromal tumours: analysis of the clinical and sonographic characteristics of different histopathologic subtypes.

J Ovarian Res 2021 Apr 17;14(1):53. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200025, P.R. China.

Background: Ovarian sex cord stromal tumours (OSCSTs) are rare ovarian tumours and include different histopathologic subtypes. This study aimed to analyse the clinical and sonographic characteristics of different histopathologic OSCST subtypes.

Methods: A total of 63 patients with surgically proven OSCSTs were enrolled in this retrospective study to analyse their clinical and sonographic features. Read More

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Selenium Kinetics in Humans Change Following 2 Years of Supplementation With Selenomethionine.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2021 29;12:621687. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Metabolic Modeling Services, West Lafayette, IN, United States.

Background: Selenium (Se) is a nutritionally essential trace element and health may be improved by increased Se intake. Previous kinetic studies have shown differences in metabolism of organic inorganic forms of Se [e.g. Read More

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Impact of current or past physical activity level on functional capacities and body composition among elderly people: a cross-sectional analysis from the YMCA study.

Arch Public Health 2021 Apr 15;79(1):50. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Département des Sciences de l'Activité Physique, Groupe de Recherche en Activité Physique Adapté, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal, Qc, Canada.

Background: Physical activity (PA) is recognized as important predictor of healthy aging. However, the influence of the type of voluntary PA as well as age or sex in this relationship is unclear. Thus, we assess the association between current and past PA level and physical performances among voluntary active older adults. Read More

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First Report of Colletotrichum siamense causing Anthracnose on White Frangipani (Plumeria alba L.) in Malaysia.

Plant Dis 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Universiti Putra Malaysia, 37449, Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia;

Plumeria alba L. is a flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae and widely cultivated in Malaysia as a cosmopolitan ornamental plant. In January 2020, anthracnose lesions were observed on leaves of Plumeria alba planted in Agricultural Farm, Universiti Putra Malaysia, in Selangor state, Malaysia. Read More

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Katabatic Wind and Sea-Ice Dynamics Drive Isotopic Variations of Total Gaseous Mercury on the Antarctic Coast.

Environ Sci Technol 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100085, China.

Clarifying the sources and fates of atmospheric mercury (Hg) in the Antarctic is crucial to understand the global Hg circulation and its impacts on the fragile ecosystem of the Antarctic. Herein, the annual variations in the isotopic compositions of total gaseous Hg (TGM), with 5-22 days of sampling duration for each sample, were presented for the first time to provide isotopic evidence of the sources and environmental processes of gaseous Hg around the Chinese Great Wall Station (GWS) in the western Antarctic. Different from the Arctic tundra and lower latitude areas in the northern hemisphere, positive δHg (0. Read More

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Utility of Preoperative Inflammatory Markers to Distinguish Epithelial Ovarian Cancer from Benign Ovarian Masses.

J Cancer 2021 5;12(9):2687-2693. Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy of Tianjin, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Tianjin, China.

Inflammatory markers have been reported to be predictors for the presence of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), however, the cut-off value of each marker remains unclear and predictive capability of the markers in different histology types of EOC is still unknown. A total of 207 patients with benign ovarian masses and 887 EOC patients who underwent surgical resection, and were pathologically diagnosed were included. We compared the difference of preoperative inflammatory markers between benign ovarian masses and EOC patients. Read More

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Bilateral pheochromocytoma revealed by acute abdominal pain in a child. A case report.

Pediatr Endocrinol Diabetes Metab 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisia.

Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor during childhood, originating from the chromafine tissue. The clinical presentation can be variable and assembling many other diseases. This tumor submits specific care problems. Read More

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The fate of paratesticular masses: 13 years' experience in a tertiary referral centre.

Aktuelle Urol 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Urology, Şişli, Turkey.

Objective: Paratesticular neoplasms exhibit different behaviours, depending on the embryological tissue of origin. Treatment modalities can depend on the differential diagnosis. The aim of this study is to present the clinical, morphological and histopathological features of patients with paratesticular masses and their follow-ups and is intended to increase awareness of the issues. Read More

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Urology residents simulation training improves clinical outcomes in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.

J Surg Educ 2021 Apr 10. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Department of Urology, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre Porto Alegre, Rio, Grande do Sul, Brazil; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Background: Partial nephrectomy (PN) is the preferred modality of treatment for small renal masses. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) has been adopted worldwide and a fundamental role is played by surgical skills. The need for skill instruction outside the operating room is well recognized in the modern models of surgery residency training. Read More

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Abdominal tuberculosis in a tertiary care centre in Saudi Arabia.

Indian J Tuberc 2021 Apr 12;68(2):236-241. Epub 2020 Sep 12.

Infectious Diseases Unit, Prince Sultan Military Medical City (PSMMC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Objectives: Abdominal tuberculosis (ATB) is the second most common type of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. Though it does not usually pose a significant risk of infectivity, ATB can go unidentified and progress to disseminated infection. The aim of this study is to highlight the incidence and outcome of this infection in a tertiary care centre in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Read More

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Axillary lymph node metastasis from papillary thyroid carcinoma with elevated CA 19-9 and CA 242 levels: a case report and literature review.

Gland Surg 2021 Mar;10(3):1147-1153

Department of Surgical Oncology, Affiliated Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.

Axillary lymph node metastasis is a rare event in thyroid carcinoma. The simultaneous expression of carbohydrate antigens 19-9 (CA 19-9) and 242 (CA 242) in thyroid tumors is also extremely rare. Herein, we report a case of axillary lymph node metastasis with elevated serum CA 19-9 and CA 242 in papillary thyroid carcinoma. Read More

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Stereotactic body radiotherapy for adenoid cystic carcinoma metastatic to the lung: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2021 Apr 11;15(1):156. Epub 2021 Apr 11.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-39-22 Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma, 371-8511, Japan.

Background: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignant tumor involving mostly the head and neck region, and frequently the salivary glands. The development of lung metastasis after treatment of the primary tumor is a common occurrence in ACC. Although lung metastases show a slow rate of growth, approximately 10% of patients die from distant metastases. Read More

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Nondestructive Sampling for Spotted Lanternfly (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) Egg Masses in Woodlands Based on Fixed-Radius Plots.

J Econ Entomol 2021 Apr 2. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17105, USA.

A nondestructive sampling method was developed for Lycorma delicatula egg masses based on fixed-radius plot (100 m2) in 2020. All trees >1.0 cm DBH (diameter at breast height, 1. Read More

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Characterization of F-fluorodeoxyglucose metabolic spatial distribution improves the differential diagnosis of indeterminate pulmonary nodules and masses with high fluorodeoxyglucose uptake.

Quant Imaging Med Surg 2021 Apr;11(4):1543-1553

Department of PET/CT, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the value of visual assessment of F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) metabolic spatial distribution (V-FMSD) in the diagnosis of indeterminate pulmonary nodules and masses with high F-FDG uptake.

Methods: A total of 301 patients with indeterminate pulmonary nodules or masses who underwent F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging were retrospectively studied. The characteristics of F-FDG metabolic spatial distribution (FMSD) in the proximal and distal regions of the lesions were visually analyzed using a 5-point scoring system. Read More

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The Site of Origin of Canine Abdominal Masses Correlates with the Risk of Malignancy: Retrospective Study of 123 Cases.

Animals (Basel) 2021 Mar 30;11(4). Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, Ozzano dell'Emilia, 40064 Bologna, Italy.

The detection of an abdominal mass represents a common finding in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to retrospectively describe the tissue distribution and diagnosis of abdominal masses amenable to surgical removal in a canine population. Dogs with abdominal masses with a minimum diameter of 3 cm were selected. Read More

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Report of Two Cases with Simultaneously Detected Tubular Carcinoma and Phyllodes Tumor of the Breast.

Eur J Breast Health 2021 Jan 24;17(1):80-83. Epub 2020 Dec 24.

Clinic of Radiology, University of Health Sciences Turkey, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Tubular carcinoma (TC) is a subtype of invasive breast carcinoma with better prognosis, and phyllodes tumors (PT) are rare fibroepithelial lesions. Accurate preoperative pathological diagnosis allows for correct surgical planning and avoidance of reoperation for these breast neoplasms. A database was created by analyzing the archives of Department of General Surgery of the İstanbul Faculty of Medicine between September 2006 and November 2017, and a total of 105 PTs and 55 TCs were collected. Read More

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Diagnosis and management of ectopic cervical thymus in children: Systematic review of the literature.

J Pediatr Surg 2021 Mar 11. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Monash Children's Hospital, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Paediatrics, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Surgery, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address:

Background/purpose: Ectopic cervical thymus (ECT) is a rare cause of neck swelling in children. Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic and management challenges of this condition.

Methods: Systematic review of the literature (1997-2020) using PRISMA guidelines. Read More

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Cancer Yield Exceeds 2% for BI-RADS 3 Probably Benign Findings in Women Older Than 60 Years in the National Mammography Database.

Radiology 2021 Mar 30:204031. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

From the Department of Radiology, New York University Langone Medical Center, 765 Stewart Ave, Garden City, NY 11530 (C.S.L.); Departments of Computational and Systems Biology (J.M.B.) and Radiology (W.A.B.), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa; and Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa (W.A.B.).

Background Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) category 3 (BR3) (probably benign) mammographic assessments are reserved for imaging findings known to have likelihood of malignancy of 2% or less. Purpose To determine the effect of age, finding type, and prior mammography on cancer yield for BR3 findings in the National Mammography Database (NMD). Materials and Methods This HIPAA-compliant retrospective cohort institutional review board-exempt study evaluated women recalled from screening mammography followed by BR3 assessment at diagnostic evaluation from January 2009 to March 2018 and from 471 NMD facilities. Read More

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Micro RNA-induced gene silencing strategy for the delivery of siRNAs targeting Meloidogyne incognita in a model plant Nicotiana benthamiana.

Pest Manag Sci 2021 Mar 31. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Division of Nematology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India.

Background: Occurrence of multiple biotic stresses on crop plants result in drastic yield losses which may have severe impact on the food security. It is a challenge to design strategies for simultaneous management of these multiple stresses. Hence, establishment of innovative approaches that aid in their management is critical. Read More

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In situ recordings of large gelatinous spheres from NE Atlantic, and the first genetic confirmation of egg mass of Illex coindetii (Vérany, 1839) (Cephalopoda, Mollusca).

Sci Rep 2021 Mar 30;11(1):7168. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Søgne Diving Club, Søgne, Norway.

In total, 90 gelatinous spheres, averaging one meter in diameter, have been recorded from ~ 1985 to 2019 from the NE Atlantic Ocean, including the Mediterranean Sea, using citizen science. More than 50% had a dark streak through center. They were recorded from the surface to ~ 60-70 m depth, mainly neutrally buoyant, in temperatures between 8 and 24°C. Read More

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Evaluating Nationwide Application of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Treatment of Small Bowel Neuroendocrine Neoplasms.

World J Surg 2021 Mar 30. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Department of Surgery, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Cancer Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Aim: Open resection of small bowel neuroendocrine neoplasms (SB-NEN) is still considered standard-of-care, mainly because of frequently encountered multifocality and central mesenteric masses. The aim of this study was to evaluate surgical approach for SB-NEN at a national level and determine predictors for overall survival.

Methods: Patients with SB-NEN who underwent resection between 2005 and 2015 were included from the Netherlands Cancer Registry. Read More

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Additional value of volumetric and texture analysis on FDG PET assessment in paediatric Hodgkin lymphoma: an Italian multicentric study protocol.

BMJ Open 2021 Mar 29;11(3):e041252. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

AYA Oncology and Pediatric Radiotherapy Unit, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano, Italy.

Introduction: Assessment of response to therapy in paediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/CT has become a powerful tool for the discrimination of responders from non-responders. The addition of volumetric and texture analyses can be regarded as a valuable help for disease prognostication and biological characterisation. Based on these premises, the Hodgkin Lymphoma Study Group of the Associazione Italiana Ematologia Oncologia Pediatrica (AIEOP) has designed a prospective evaluation of volumetric and texture analysis in the Italian cohort of patients enrolled in the EuroNet-PHL-C2. Read More

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Clinical value of N-acetyl mucinous compounds and lipid peaks in differentiating benign and malignant ovarian mucinous tumors by MR spectroscopy.

Clin Imaging 2021 Mar 22;78:127-135. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Department of Radiology, Tokushima University, 3-18-15, Kuramoto-cho, Tokushima zip: 7708503, Japan. Electronic address:

Purpose: To retrospectively evaluate the clinical significance of the peaks of N-acetyl mucinous compounds (NAMC) at 2 ppm and lipid at 1.3 ppm in in-vivo proton magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy for distinguishing benign and malignant mucinous tumors in patients with ovarian masses.

Methods: MR spectroscopy was performed in patients with pathologically diagnosed mucinous ovarian tumors at 3 T MRI system. Read More

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An annotation database for chemicals of emerging concern in exposome research.

Environ Int 2021 Jul 24;152:106511. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Background: Chemicals of Emerging Concern (CECs) include a very wide group of chemicals that are suspected to be responsible for adverse effects on health, but for which very limited information is available. Chromatographic techniques coupled with high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) can be used for non-targeted screening and detection of CECs, by using comprehensive annotation databases. Establishing a database focused on the annotation of CECs in human samples will provide new insight into the distribution and extent of exposures to a wide range of CECs in humans. Read More

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Kimura's disease: clinical characteristics, management and outcome of 20 cases from China.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2021 Mar 22. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing, China.

Objectives: To explore the clinical characteristics, diagnosis and the therapeutic effect of Kimura's disease (KD).

Methods: Clinical data of 20 patients with pathologically confirmed KD admitted to Peking University People's Hospital from June 2000 to June 2019 were analysed. A total of 20 confirmed KD patients were enrolled in the study, 18 male and 2 female, with age-onset ranging from 2 to 58 years. Read More

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Percutaneous cryoablation for high-complexity renal masses: complications, functional and oncological outcomes.

Minerva Urol Nephrol 2021 Mar 26. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Department of Urology, Surgery and Health Science, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

Background: During the past two decades cryoablation (CA) has become a therapeutic option for the management of localized cT1 renal masses in comorbid patients. We analyzed the midterm functional and oncological outcomes of CA in the treatment of cT1 renal masses which were classified as high-complexity masses according to the PADUA system.

Methods: A total of 299 patients underwent percutaneous CA between November 2007 and December 2018 in 4 institutions for cT1N0M0 renal masses. Read More

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