- 作者列表："Chang AI","Kim TS","Han J","Kim TJ","Choi JY
OBJECTIVE:The aim of the study was to evaluate computed tomography (CT) findings of pulmonary NUT midline carcinoma. METHODS:We assessed clinical and CT features of pulmonary NUT carcinoma in 10 consecutive patients (M:F, 7:3; mean, 39 years). RESULTS:The primary tumors (size range, 15-65 mm) manifested as either a peripheral tumor (5/10) or a central tumor (5/10). All tumors showed relatively low-attenuation at contrast-enhanced CT (mean net enhancement, 26 HU). Associated CT findings were metastatic hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy (8/10), ipsilateral pleural seeding with malignant pleural effusion (2/10), and distant metastasis (2/10). Five patients with low tumor-node-metastasis stages after optimal treatment showed no evidence of disease (50%) for 6 to 35 months. CONCLUSIONS:Pulmonary NUT carcinoma presented as a peripheral or a central lung mass showing mild degree of contrast enhancement, frequent metastatic regional lymphadenopathy, affecting relatively young adults. Although known to be highly aggressive, an early diagnosis in low TNM stages can lead to a favorable prognosis.
目的: 探讨肺坚果中线癌的CT表现。 方法: 我们评估了10例 (M:F，7:3; 平均，39岁) 的肺癌的临床和CT特征。 结果: 原发肿瘤 (大小范围，15-65毫米) 表现为外周肿瘤 (5/10) 或中心肿瘤 (5/10)。所有肿瘤在对比增强CT (平均净增强，26 hu) 中显示相对低的衰减。相关CT表现为肺门或纵隔淋巴结转移 (8/10)，同侧胸膜种植伴恶性胸腔积液 (2/10) 和远处转移 (2/10)。在最佳治疗后的低肿瘤淋巴结转移阶段的5例患者 (50%) 在6至35个月内未显示疾病证据。 结论: 肺坚果癌表现为周围或中心肺肿块，显示轻度对比增强，频繁转移性区域淋巴结肿大，影响相对年轻的成年人。虽然已知具有高度侵袭性，但在低TNM分期中的早期诊断可导致良好的预后。
METHODS::The ATP binding-cassette superfamily corresponds the mostly transmembrane transporters family found in humans. These proteins actively transport endogenous and exogenous substrates through biological membranes in body tissues, so they have an important role in the regulation of many physiological functions necessary for human homeostasis, as well as in response regulation to several pharmacological substrates. The development of multidrug resistance has become one of the main troubles in conventional chemotherapy in different illnesses including cancer, being the increased efflux of antineoplastic drugs the main reason for this multidrug resistance, with a key role of the ABC superfamily. Likely, the interindividual variability in the pharmacological response among patients is well known, and may be due to intrinsically factors of the disease, genetic and environmental ones. Thus, the understanding of this variability, especially the genetic variability associated with the efficacy and toxicity of drugs, can provide a safer and more effective pharmacological treatment, so ABC genes are considered as important regulators due to their relationship with the reduction in pharmacological response. In this review, updated information about transporters belonging to this superfamily was collected, the possible role of these transporters in cancer, the role of genetic variability in their genes, as well as some therapeutic tools that have been tried to raise against main transporters associated with chemoresistance in cancer.
METHODS:BACKGROUND:Cholinergic neurotransmission regulates neuroinflammation in Parkinson disease (PD). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:The authors conducted a delayed-start study of donepezil for cognitive decline in non-demented PD patients. The study consisted of a 96-week randomized placebo-controlled double-blind phase 1, followed by a 24-week donepezil extension phase 2. The primary outcome measure was a change in the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) at week 120. RESULTS:A total of 98 patients were randomly allocated to the early-start (donepezil-to-donepezil) and delayed-start (placebo-to-donepezil) groups. Mean (SD) of the baseline MMSE was 27.6 (2.0) and 28.0 (2.1), respectively. MMSE change at week 120 was better in the early-start group than in the delayed-start group, but the difference was not significant. The MMSE declined in apolipoprotein ε4 carriers, but not in non-carriers, and the factor interaction (intervention × ε4 genotype) was highly significant (P < 0.001). Analyzed with the interaction, the difference was significant (group difference 1.95 [0.33 to 3.57], P = 0.018). The MMSE decline slope in phase 1 was significantly better in the early-start group than in the delayed-start group (P = 0.048). CONCLUSIONS:Cognitive function deteriorated in ε4 carriers, but not in non-carriers, and early-start donepezil may postpone cognitive decline in the former.
METHODS::Since the discovery of dental pulp stem cells, a lot of teams have expressed an interest in dental pulp regeneration. Many approaches, experimental models and biological explorations have been developed, each including the use of stem cells and scaffolds with the final goal being clinical application in humans. In this review, the authors' objective was to compare the experimental models and strategies used for the development of biomaterials for tissue engineering of dental pulp with stem cells. Electronic queries were conducted on PubMed using the following terms: pulp regeneration, scaffold, stem cells, tissue engineering and biomaterial. The extracted data included the following information: the strategy envisaged, the type of stem cells, the experimental models, the exploration or analysis methods, the cytotoxicity or viability or proliferation cellular tests, the tests of scaffold antibacterial properties and take into account the vascularization of the regenerated dental pulp. From the 71 selected articles, 59% focused on the "cell-transplantation" strategy, 82% used in vitro experimentation, 58% in vivo animal models and only one described an in vivo in situ human clinical study. 87% used dental pulp stem cells. A majority of the studies reported histology (75%) and immunohistochemistry explorations (66%). 73% mentioned the use of cytotoxicity, proliferation or viability tests. 48% took vascularization into account but only 6% studied the antibacterial properties of the scaffolds. This article gives an overview of the methods used to regenerate dental pulp from stem cells and should help researchers create the best development strategies for research in this field.