Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Research

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Performance of the Afirma genomic sequencing classifier versus gene expression classifier: An institutional experience.

The use of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) to triage thyroid nodules has resulted in a significant reduction in thyroid surgery. However, approximately one-third of FNA specimens fall into the "indeterminate" category. The Afirma gene expression classifier (GEC) has been used to identify benign nodules with a high sensitivity and negative predictive value. However, the specificity and positive predic...

Neuroendocrine prostate cancer: long noncoding RNAs to treat an incurable cancer - an interview with Dr Francesco Crea.

Dr Crea's lab studies the role of epigenetic factors and noncoding RNA in cancer initiation and progression. While working at the National Cancer Institute (USA), Dr Crea has demonstrated that polycomb-targeting drugs eradicate prostate cancer stem cells. While working at the BC Cancer Agency (Canada), Dr Crea discovered and patented , a long noncoding RNA involved in prostate cancer metastasis....

TCF4 induces enzalutamide resistance via neuroendocrine differentiation in prostate cancer.

In treating patients with castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), enzalutamide, the second-generation androgen receptor (AR) antagonist, is an accepted standard of care. However, clinical benefits are limited to a median time of 4.8 months because resistance inevitably emerges. To determine the mechanism of treatment resistance, we carried out a RNA sequence analysis and found increased expre...

Anti-p53 autoantibody in blood as a diagnostic biomarker for colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis.

Serum autoantibodies against tumor-associated antigens are promising biomarkers for diagnosis of cancer. This review summarizes the available evidence pertaining to the diagnostic potential of autoantibodies studied in the context of colorectal cancer (CRC). A systematic literature search was conducted in three databases (PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase). Data pertaining to a total of 145 aut...

Novel 2-arylthiopropanoyl-CoA inhibitors of α-methylacyl-CoA racemase 1A (AMACR; P504S) as potential anti-prostate cancer agents.

α-Methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR; P504S) catalyses an essential step in the degradation of branched-chain fatty acids and the activation of ibuprofen and related drugs. AMACR has gained much attention as a drug target and biomarker, since it is found at elevated levels in prostate cancer and several other cancers. Herein, we report the synthesis of 2-(phenylthio)propanoyl-CoA derivatives which pr...

Expression of the Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel Kv1.3 in Lesional Skin from Patients with Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma and Benign Dermatitis.

The voltage-gated potassium channel Kv1.3 (KCNA3) is expressed by effector memory T cells (TEM) and plays an important role in their activation and proliferation. Mycosis fungoides (MF), the most common subtype of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), was recently proposed to be a malignancy of skin-resident TEM. However, the expression of Kv1.3 in CTCL has not been investigated.

Re: Alcohol Intake and Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.

Re: Genomic Correlates of Clinical Outcome in Advanced Prostate Cancer.

Re: Role of Core Number and Location in Targeted Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Ultrasound Fusion Prostate Biopsy.

Phytotherapy in endometriosis: an up-to-date review.

Endometriosis is a benign gynecological disease which symptoms can provide a severe impact on patient's quality of life with subsequent impact on psychological well-being. Different therapeutic strategies are available to treat this disease, such as surgery, hormonal therapies, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Nevertheless, the efficacy of conventional medical treatments is limited or int...

Increased infection risk in Addison's disease and congenital adrenal hyperplasia: a primary care database cohort study.

Mortality and infection-related hospital admissions are increased in patients with primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI). However, the risk of primary care-managed infections in patients with PAI is unknown.

Contingent Knowledge and Looping Effects - A 66-Year-Old Man with PSA-Detected Prostate Cancer and Regrets.

Case Series: Minocycline-Associated Thyroiditis.

Minocycline, a member of the tetracycline class of antibiotics, has been associated with benign thyroid pigmentation but reports of thyroid dysfunction are sparse.

Topical Rifampicin versus Povidone-Iodine for the Prevention of Incisional Surgical Site Infections Following Benign Gynecologic Surgery: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial.

In this prospective, randomized, controlled study we investigated the effect of subcutaneous rifampicin and povidone-iodine irrigation on incisional surgical site infection. Superficial incisional surgical site infection (SSI) following gynecologic surgery is a serious problem for both patient and surgeon in terms of increased morbidity, length of hospital stay, anxiety, and costs. Three hundred p...

Acute haemorrhagic oedema of infancy: Alarming but clinically benign vasculitis.

Giant Thymoma with Benign Central Cystic Lesions in a 1-Year-Old Pug.

Intravascular Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia of the Pineal Region: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) is a benign vascular lesion that is uncommon in the central nervous system. Reports of central nervous system involvement include intraparenchymal, sellar, cerebellar, brainstem, meningeal, venous sinus, calvarial, skull base, superior orbital fissure, and spinal cord/meningeal lesions. There has been only one previous report of occurrence in ...

Clinical features of neuroendocrine prostate cancer.

Neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC) is an aggressive variant of prostate cancer that may arise de novo or in patients previously treated with hormonal therapies for prostate adenocarcinoma as a mechanism of resistance. Despite being important to recognise, the clinical features of NEPC are poorly defined and could help guide when to perform a biopsy to look for NEPC histologic transformation.

The first integrins β3-mediated cellular and nuclear targeting therapeutics for prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men, leading to a high mortality rate due to a lack of effective anticancer treatment. Current anticancer chemotherapeutics are often administrated at suboptimal doses because of nonspecific toxicities to normal tissues, resulting in the eventual failure of therapy as well as the development of drug resistance and metastatic disease....

Expression of thyroglobulin by regulatory T cells in Thyroid tissue.

The follicles are the minimal functional unit of the thyroid; the morphology and the function of each follicle can vary significantly. However, it is poorly understood the reasons for the apparent follicular heterogeneity. Some tissue-resident regulatory T cells (Tregs) have special phenotype, which express unique molecules related to local tissue and regulates the tissue functions. The aim of thi...


Symptomatic pleural disease, specifically malignant pleural effusion, refractory benign pleural effusion, and pneumothoraces are common diseases that often require therapeutic interventions. The spectrum of management strategies often includes selection of a chemical pleurodesis agent administered in combination with an indwelling pleural catheter or chest tube.Additionally, there is a role for mi...

Frailty syndrome is associated with changes in peripheral inflammatory markers in prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy.

To evaluate the role of peripheral inflammation (leukocyte differential count, the proinflammatory cytokines IL-beta, TNF-α, IL-6, IL-8, and the inflammatory markers fibrinogen and C-reactive protein [CRP]) in frailty syndrome in patients with prostate cancer (CaP) undergoing antiandrogen therapy (ADT).

Estimated Ventricular Size, Asthma Severity and Exacerbations: The SARP III Cohort.

Relative enlargement of the pulmonary artery (PA) on chest computed tomography (CT) is associated with respiratory exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or cystic fibrosis. We sought to determine if similar findings were present in patients with asthma and if they were explained by differences in ventricular size.

Hypoxia induced cancer stem cell enrichment promotes resistance to androgen deprivation therapy in prostate cancer.

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is the main treatment to prolong survival in advance stage prostate cancer (PCa) but associated resistance leads to the development of terminal castrate resistant PCa (CRPC). Current research demonstrates a critical role of prostate cancer stem cells (PCSC) in the development of treatment resistance and subsequent disease progression. Despite uncertainty surround...

Multiscale connected chain topological modelling for microcalcification classification.

Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) systems can be employed to help classify mammographic microcalcification clusters. In this paper, a novel method for the classification of the microcalcification clusters based on topology/connectivity has been introduced. The proposed method is distinct from existing techniques which concentrate on morphology and texture of microcalcifications and surrounding tissue...

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