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  1. Osteosarcoma primario del corazón

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    Benito Serrano Gomez

    1986-07-01

    Full Text Available Se informa un caso de osteosarcoma primario del corazón localizado en el ventrículo derecho con metástasis al sistema nervioso central, pulmón derecho y a la serosa del fleon. Este es el único tumor maligno primario del corazón en nuestro archivo de 12.230 autopsias realizadas en el Hospital San Juan de Dios en Bogotá entre 1954 y 1986. Se subraya el hecho de que las manifestaciones clínicas puedan obedecer, como ocurrió en este caso, a las metástasis y no a la alteración funcional del órgano afectado par la neoplasia primitiva. Se hace una electiva revisión del tema.

  2. Costos directos del glaucoma primario de ángulo abierto

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    Fernández García, Ariana; Triana Casado, Idalia; Villar Valdés, Rosendo

    2012-01-01

    Introducción: la magnitud del costo asociado al glaucoma primario de ángulo abierto deriva de la atención sanitaria y de la disminución de la calidad de vida del paciente. Objetivos: estimar los costos del glaucoma primario de ángulo abierto en los pacientes atendidos durante el 2010 en el servicio de glaucoma del hospital "Dr. Salvador Allende." Métodos: se realizó un estudio retrospectivo, en el campo de la Evaluación Económica en Salud es un estudio del tipo de descripción de costos, que a...

  3. Tumores malignos primarios del hígado

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    Jaime de la Hoz de la Hoz; Jorge Brieva M.; José J. Arias A.; Pedro E. Morales M.

    1986-01-01

    Treinta y seis tumores malignos primarios del hígado fueron seleccionados de protocolos de patología en un periodo de 20 años, Los hepatomas continúan siendo bastante raros en el mundo occidental. Existen regiones del África y Asia en que es endémico. Aunque en la mayoría de los pacientes la consulta es debida a dolor y masa abdominal por crecimiento del tumor, gracias a los adelantos recientes en los métodos diagnósticos, pequeños tumores están siendo cada vez mas diagnosticados. La detec...

  4. Gestión del talento humano y compromiso organizacional de los docentes del nivel primario en las instituciones educativas del Cercado de Huaral, 2014

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    Huapalla Paredes, Javier Mitchel

    2015-01-01

    El presente estudio se centra en describir cómo se relaciona Gestión del talento humano y compromiso organizacional de los docentes del nivel primario en las Instituciones Educativas del Cercado de Huaral, 2014. El nivel de la presente investigación es cuantitativo de tipo descriptivo correlacional. La muestra es probabilística de 125 docentes del nivel primario de las Instituciones Educativas del Cercado de Huaral. Los instrumentos utilizados para observar y recabar inform...

  5. Linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central en un paciente inmunocompetente

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    José Málaga-Zenteno

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central (LPSNC constituye el 2% de los linfomas extranodales y entre 0,3% y 1,5% de todas las neoplasias intracraneales en pacientes inmunocompetentes, siendo más frecuente a partir de los 60 años. Reportamos el caso de un paciente varón de 76 años, sin antecedentes médicos de importancia, que inició su enfermedad con inestabilidad en la marcha, dificultad para mover el hemicuerpo izquierdo, a predominio braquial, cefalea holocraneal y mareos. Ingresó a emergencia despierto, parcialmente desorientado, Glasgow 14 y ptosis palpebral derecha; además, hemiparesia e hipoestesia izquierda, a predominio crural. Por tomografía computarizada cerebral se evidenció imagen captadora de contraste en región frontoparietal derecha, intra y extra craneal, edema cerebral y desplazamiento de la línea media. Se realizó craneotomía y biopsia del tumor, diagnosticándose linfoma difuso de células grandes B del sistema nervioso central. Fue VIH negativo. Se descartó otro tumor primario y metástasis. Recibió esquema CHOD/BVAM y radioterapia. Evolucionó favorablemente. Según resonancia magnética cerebral postratamiento, desapareció el tumor.

  6. Factores biológicos asociados al retardo primario del lenguaje en niños menores de cinco años

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    Ileana Valdivia Álvarez

    Full Text Available Introducción: el retardo primario del lenguaje está presente entre 6 y 10 % de niños menores de 6 años, y constituye un frecuente motivo de consulta pediátrica, sobre el que se puede actuar, una vez conocidos los factores de riesgo. Objetivos: identificar factores biológicos o personales asociados al retardo primario del lenguaje, en niños entre 18 meses y 5 años de edad. Metodos: estudio analítico caso-control, en niños entre 18 meses y 5 años, atendidos en la Consulta de Neuropediatría del Hospital Pediátrico "Juan Manuel Márquez", por retardo del lenguaje, entre enero de 2010 y julio de 2011, en relación con un grupo control de niños sanos. Resultados: el retardo primario del lenguaje es más frecuente en varones a razón de 1:4,6, que son diagnosticados a una edad media de 3,05 (+0,95 años, con antecedentes familiares de retardo de lenguaje (p= 0,001 y enfermedades neuropsiquiátricas (p= 0,012. Presentaron más antecedentes de malformaciones, traumas y distermia al nacer (p= 0,007, y también mayor retardo en el desarrollo de la lateralidad (p= 0,025. Conclusiones: se consideran factores de riesgo para el retardo primario del lenguaje, el género masculino, los antecedentes familiares de trastornos del lenguaje y enfermedades neuropsiquiátricas, la lateralidad demorada y los eventos posnatales patológicos.

  7. Linfoma óseo primario

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    Onilda Labrada Silva

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario de hueso es definido histológicamente como un linfoma extra ganglionar, afecta los huesos y puede ser desarrollado por una enfermedad sistémica. Se presentó un caso de linfoma óseo primario en el Hospital General Docente “Ernesto Guevara de la Serna” de las Tunas en el año 2013, descrito como una forma muy rara de manifestación de los linfomas. Paciente masculino de 72 años de edad, con dolor a nivel del calcáneo derecho, inflamación e impotencia funcional. Se realizaron estudios imaginológicos que revelaron la existencia de osteoporosis y un tumor óseo primario de tipo linfomatoso

  8. Mercado primario de valores negociables

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    Alonso Espinosa, Francisco José

    1994-01-01

    Estudio del régimen del mercado primario de valores según la Ley 24/1988, del Mercado de Valores y el RD 291/1992, de 27 de marzo. Caracterización de los valores negociables y estudio del régimen de la oferta pública de suscripción de valores negociables.

  9. La construcción discursiva en la formación del maestro primario

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    Cristina Savón-Leyva

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available En el proceso docente- educativo de la disciplina Estudios Lingüísticos en la formación inicial del maestro primario se presentan insuficiencias en las relaciones entre los contenidos de la lengua y su didáctica que limitan la construcción discursivo profesional. En este artículo se propone un método para el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje de la disciplina, resultado de una tesis doctoral, contentivo de las relaciones esenciales entre el dominio lingüístico, el uso, la situación, los factores socioculturales con enfoque cognitivo, comunicativo, sociocultural y profesional que contribuya de manera más efectiva a la formación de los maestros primarios.

  10. Heterogeneity of Human Melanoma Cell Lines: a quantitative study of protein and mRNA expression profiles using Flow Cytometry and Real time PCR

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    Norte Pinto, Sandra Cristina

    2015-01-01

    El melanoma es el tipo de cáncer de piel más agresivo. Ocurre en los melanocitos, células productoras de melanina ubicadas en la capa inferior de la epidermis, en la piel. El melanoma puede propagarse a través del tejido creciendo en áreas cercanas. Cuando las células tumorales se separan del tumor primario y viajan a través del sistema linfático o de la sangre para otras partes del cuerpo donde se establecen y empiezan a formar un tumor metastásico, se denomina metástasis. La metástasis gene...

  11. LINFOMA CUTÁNEO PRIMARIO DE CÉLULAS B, DEL TIPO DE LA PIERNA

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    BONILLA JARAMILLO, LINA MARÍA; CALDERÓN, JORGE ENRIQUE; JUAN GUILLERMO, CHALELA; GONZÁLEZ, MARÍA ISABEL

    2012-01-01

    El linfoma de células B del tipo de la pierna, es una neoplasia rara y agresiva, con características clínicas, morfológicas e inmunofenotípicas distintivas. Está clasificada dentro del grupo de linfomas cutáneos primarios de células B y se presenta en edades avanzadas, con predominio en mujeres y altas tasas de recurrencia. Presentamos el caso de una mujer de 63 años de edad, con diagnóstico clínico e inmunofenotípico de linfoma cutáneo de células B del tipo de la pierna. Primary cutaneous...

  12. Profundidad del surco gingival en dientes primarios restaurados con coronas de acero cromo

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    Rubén Muñoz Delgado

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar la relación entre el ajuste marginal y la profundidad del surco gingival en dientes primarios restaurados con coronas de acero cromo. Métodos: Se midió la profundidad del surco gingival de 114 dientes primarios restaurados con coronas de acero cromo en 67 niños, ambos sexos, de 3 a 6 años de edad de la clínica de Estomatología Pediátrica de la UATx, México. La población en estudio fue dividida en tres grupos: a experimental (n=30, b control (n=8, y c control negativo (n=29. Previo consentimiento informado se tomaron los índices de placa (LöeSilness 1967 e índice gingival en seis superficies; se midió el surco gingival con sonda periodontal y las coronas de acero cromo fueron evaluadas clínica y radiográficamente según su ajuste marginal y longitud cervical. Resultados: Los índices de placa y gingival no mostraron diferencias significativas para los grupos experimental y control negativo. El 34% de las coronas mostraron buen ajuste marginal, 33% un mal ajuste, 10.5% cortas, 7.9% largas y el 14% otro tipo de mal ajuste. La profundidad del surco gingival fue estadísticamente significativa para el primer y segundo molar inferior derechos y en los caninos inferiores (p >0.05; la superficie disto-vestibular presentó la mayor profundidad del surco gingival (2.34 mm, siendo estadísticamente significativa (p>0.05. Conclusiones: La profundidad del surco gingival fue mayor en los dientes rehabilitados con coronas de acero cromo mal ajustadas y sobre contorneadas (largas. La presencia de placa bacteriana y gingivitis estuvo relacionada con las coronas de acero cromo mal ajustadas.

  13. CHEK2*1100delC and risk of malignant melanoma

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    Weischer, Maren; Heerfordt, Ida M; Bojesen, Stig E

    2012-01-01

    with increased risk of malignant melanoma. First, we performed case-control studies of 1,152 Danish and 752 German individuals with malignant melanoma compared with 9,142 Danish and 3,718 German controls. Second, we performed a meta-analysis of CHEK2*1100delC and malignant melanoma, involving 2,619 cases and 17......,481 controls. Third, we examined the risk of malignant melanoma associated with CHEK2*1100delC heterozygosity in an analysis stratified for sun exposure, as well as for subtype and location on the body. The odds ratios for malignant melanoma for CHEK2(*)1100del heterozygotes compared with those for noncarriers...... were 2.01 (95% confidence interval (CI), 1.03-3.91) in Danes, 1.42 (95% CI, 0.46-4.31) in Germans, and 1.79 (95% CI, 1.02-3.17) in Danes and Germans combined. In a meta-analysis, the odds ratio of malignant melanoma for CHEK2*1100delC heterozygotes compared with that for noncarriers was 1.81 (95% CI, 1...

  14. LOS RECURSOS INFORMÁTICOS EN LA FORMACIÓN INICIAL DEL MAESTRO PRIMARIO

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    Elsa del Carmen Gutierrez Báez

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available En el artículo se presentan los resultados de un estudio histórico de la formación inicial de maestros primarios, guiado por la concepción del uso de los recursos informáticos en su formación. Para ello se consultaron los planes de estudio, objetivos y normativas del Ministerio de Educación y los objetivos priorizados, lo que permitió constatar las exigencias de la formación científico-pedagógica de los estudiantes: conocimientos, hábitos, habilidades, valores y capacidades profesionales, lo cual garantiza la interacción directa en la transformación de la escuela primaria. Se tuvieron en cuenta las variaciones en las condiciones históricas y sociales que exigieron nuevos cambios educativos.

  15. Adenocarcinoma primario del apéndice cecal

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    Rolando Galano Urgellés

    1998-08-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio longitudinal y prospectivo de 5 pacientes operados de cáncer del apéndice cecal, atendidos en una consulta de seguimiento habilitada para pacientes intervenidos de cáncer colorrectal. El análisis destacó que la edad más frecuente se halló por encima de la 5ta. década de la vida, y que hubo predominio del sexo masculino. Se practicó una reintervención durante el seguimiento; como terapéutica se utilizó el 5-fluoracilo; hubo un predominio absoluto del adenocarcinoma como variedad histológica; el diagnóstico de la entidad siempre se confirmó por Anatomía Patológica. La muestra representa el 1,2 % del total de casos de nuestra consulta y el 0,4 % de los pacientes apendicectomizados en nuestro Centro durante el período de estudio. Se recomienda insistir en el pesquisaje masivo de aquellos grupos de riesgo por parte del nivel primario de atención, para detectar precozmente la entidad y, por ende, mejorar los resultados quirúrgicos y de seguimiento posoperatorio, así como aplicar terapéutica de Sieracki en esta entidadA lengthwise and prospective study of 5 patients operated from appendix ceci cancer, who were attended in the follow-up consultation room for patients operated from colo-rectal cancer was performed. The analysis underlined that the most frequent age was over 50 years-old and males were predominant. During the follow-up period, one of the patients was operated again and treated with 5-fluoroacyl; adenocarcinoma prevailed as hystological variant and its diagnosis was always confirmed by the Pathological Anatomy Department. The sample of 5 patients represented 1.2 % of the cases attending our consultation room and 0.4 % of appendectomy-operated patients in our hospital during the studied period. The massive continuos screening of risk groups at the primary care level is recommended so as to early detect adenocarcinoma and thus improve the surgical and posoperative follow-up results and apply the

  16. Exposición a televisión y retardo primario del lenguaje en menores de 5 años

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    Ileana Valdivia Álvarez

    Full Text Available Introducción: además del impacto en los hallazgos genéticos planteados en la actualidad, en estudios recientes se enfatiza en 2 factores de impacto ambiental: la interacción verbal padre-hijo y la exposición del niño a medios electrónicos (televisión, videos, computadoras con interesantes implicaciones en el desarrollo del lenguaje. Objetivo: evaluar la exposición a la televisión como factor de riesgo en el desarrollo del lenguaje, en niños entre 18 meses y 5 años de edad. Métodos: estudio analítico caso-control, en niños entre 18 meses y 5 años, atendidos en la consulta de Neuropediatría del Hospital Pediátrico "Juan Manuel Márquez" por retardo del lenguaje, entre enero de 2010 y julio de 2011, en relación con un grupo control de niños sanos. Resultados: el retardo primario del lenguaje es más frecuente en niños procedentes de familias de nivel universitario en más del 80 %, que presentan una exposición más prolongada (p= 0,0001 y precoz (p= 0,001 a la televisión. Conclusiones: se consideran factores de riesgo para el retardo primario del lenguaje, la exposición a la televisión antes de los 2 años de edad y por más de 2 horas al día.

  17. Absceso primario del músculo psoas: Presentación de 1 caso y revisión de la literatura

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    Rafael Pila Pérez

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available El absceso primario del psoas es una entidad infrecuente que afecta principalmente a adultos jóvenes y adolescentes. Se describe un caso de absceso primario del psoas en un paciente de 77 años de edad. Los síntomas predominantes fueron fiebre, dolor abdominal y deterioro progresivo del estado general. El diagnóstico se realizó mediante tomografía axial computadorizada. El tratamiento consistió en antibioticoterapia y drenaje percutáneo, con éxito. Se revisó la literatura medica; se señaló la patogenia, la clínica, el diagnóstico y el tratamiento de esta enfermedadPrimary psoas abscess is an uncommon entity affecting mainly young adults and adolescents. A case of primary psoas abscess in a patient aged 77 is described. Prevailing symptoms were: fever, abdominal pain and progressive deterioration of the general state. The diagnosis was made using computerized axial tomography (CAT. The treatment with antibiotic therapy and percutaneous drainage was successful. Medical literature was reviewed and the pathogeny, clinic, diagnosis and treatment of this disease were stressed

  18. Epidemiología del melanoma cutáneo Epidemiology of cutaneous melanoma

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    R M C Leitner

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Durante las últimas décadas hubo un aumento de la incidencia del melanoma cutáneo en la población caucásica del mundo, aunque este tumor puede afectar a cualquier grupo étnico. En la actualidad se considera a la exposición solar intermitente como un factor de riesgo cierto, en el desarrollo del melanoma cutáneo. La incidencia del melanoma cutáneo en Auckland, Nueva Zelanda, es la mayor del mundo. En Europa, la incidencia y la mortalidad fue creciente hasta que en la década de los 80 se estabilizó. En EEUU también se observó una estabilización de la incidencia. Con respecto a la edad, según la bibliografía consultada la incidencia aumenta a partir de los 20 años; en algunos pacientes con más de 200 nevos y sin pautas de protección solar antes de los 5 años de vida. También se observa aumento de la incidencia en los adultos mayores de 60 años de edad. Con respecto al sexo, en los EEUU y la Argentina es más frecuente en los hombres y en Europa en el sexo femenino.During the last decades there was an increase of incidence of cutaneous melanoma in Caucasian population worldwide, but this tumor can affect any ethnic group. Nowadays, the intermittent solar exposition is a well known predisposing factor. The incidence in Auckland, New Zealand, is the highest in the world. In Europe and in the USA, the incidence and mortality rates decreased until the 80's when it stabilized. Regarding the age of appearance, the incidence increases starting at 20 years of age in patients with more than 200 nevi and without history of sun protection in childhood. There was also an increase in the incidence in adults (>60 y-o. The distribution by sex in USA and Argentina is more frequent in males and in Europe in females.

  19. Prevalencia y factores asociados al síndrome de sobrecarga del cuidador primario de ancianos*

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    Doris Cardona A; Ángela M. Segura C; Dedsy Y. Berbesí F; María A. Agudelo M

    2013-01-01

    El síndrome de sobrecarga del cuidador de los adultos mayores es un estado de angustia que amenaza la salud física y mental por la dificultad persistente de cuidar a un familiar. Objetivo: identificar la prevalencia y factores asociados a sobrecarga en el cuidador primario de ancianos. Metodología: estudio descriptivo transversal, con 310 cuidadores principales de adultos mayores de 65 años y más de edad, seleccionados por muestreo aleatorio simple y entrevistados telefónicamente. Se calculó ...

  20. Prevalencia y factores asociados al síndrome de sobrecarga del cuidador primario de ancianos

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    Cardona A., Doris; Segura C., Ángela M.; Berbesí F., Dedsy Y.; Agudelo M., María A.

    2013-01-01

    El síndrome de sobrecarga del cuidador de los adultos mayores es un estado de angustia que amenaza la salud física y mental por la dificultad persistente de cuidar a un familiar. OBJETIVOS: identificar la prevalencia y factores asociados a sobrecarga en el cuidador primario de ancianos. METODOLOGIA:estudio descriptivo transversal, con 310 cuidadores principales de adultos mayores de 65 años y más de edad, seleccionados por muestreo aleatorio simple y entrevistados telefónicamente. Se calculó ...

  1. Resiliencia del cuidador primario y mejoría clínica de personas con enfermedad mental en cuidado domiciliario

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    Yamileth Castaño-Mora

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El cuidador es la persona que asume la responsabilidad de cuidar al familiar enfermo. Estudios identifican la influencia que la condición de trastorno mental o física de un familiar, ejerce sobre la vida del cuidador. Propósito: Contribuir con la generación de conocimiento de Enfermería que permita la aplicación de propuestas de intervención dirigidas a la persona con trastorno mental y su cuidador, desde la promoción de la resiliencia. Pregunta de investigación : ¿Existe relación entre la resiliencia del cuidador primario y la mejoría clínica de la persona con trastorno mental? Objetivo: Establecer la relación entre la resiliencia del cuidador primario y la mejoría clínica evidenciada a través del número de reingresos hospitalarios de la persona con trastorno mental. Metodología: Estudio cuantitativo, descriptivo, corre - lacional y transversal. Hallazgos: El 79% de los adscritos al programa no presentaron reingresos hospitalarios y 50% de los cuidadores, mostraron elevado nivel de resiliencia, a partir de las características personales de confianza y confort consigo mismo. El cuidado se delega principalmente en mujeres adultas mayores, sin formación ni relevo respecto del rol; los cuidadores con mayor resiliencia valoran de forma positiva el estrés producto del cuidar. Conclusión: La mitad de los cuidadores participantes desarrollaron niveles elevados de resiliencia, no se encontró significancia en la relación de la resiliencia con la mejoría clínica, medida a través del número de reingresos hospitalarios de las personas con trastorno mental.

  2. Hipertensos primarios. Evolución de la remodelación cardiaca según tratamiento

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    González Núñez, Honey; García López, Vivian; Medina, Ángel; Herrera Cruz, Niria

    2009-01-01

    Fundamento: La hipertensión arterial es un problema prioritario de salud a nivel mundial que afecta eminentemente a las sociedades desarrolladas y es extraordinariamente prevalente. Objetivo: Valorar, después del tratamiento farmacológico, la evolución de la remodelación cardiaca en pacientes hipertensos primarios. Método: Se realizó un estudio observacional, analítico transversal en tres áreas de salud del municipio Camagüey a 178 pacientes hipertensos primarios, mayores de 18 años, diagnost...

  3. Supervisión pedagógica y desempeño laboral de los docentes del nivel primario de las instituciones educativas del distrito de Huacho – 2014

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    Cano Santillana, Yanina Gladys; Valverde Barreto, Belinda Cristina

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo de esta investigación es determinar la relación existente entre la Supervisión Pedagógica y el desempeño profesional de los docentes del nivel primario de las instituciones educativas del distrito de Huacho. El tipo de estudio de acuerdo a su orientación es básica y de acuerdo a la técnica de contrastación es relacional, cuyo diseño es descriptiva no experimental de característica correlacional. La población de estudio estuvo constituida por los docentes del nive...

  4. "JUEGO HISTÓRICO INTERACTIVO FÍSICO: COSMOVISIÓN MOCHE EN LA IDENTIDAD CULTURAL DE ESTUDIANTES DEL NIVEL PRIMARIO.”

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    Saldarriaga Vera, Marilyn

    2016-01-01

    La creación de un juego físico teniendo como base principal la Cosmovisión Moche, puede ser entendida como el modo de concepción e interpretación del entorno y realidad de esta cultura, para mejorar la identidad cultural en niños de nivel primario. La propuesta de juego es concebida como complemento para promover la educación primaria de los/as niños/as con fines de optimizar el conocimiento de la Historia peruana de manera didáctica; en una etapa real del aprendizaje (como lo es la niñez), p...

  5. Acompañamiento pedagógico y desempeño docente en las instituciones educativas del nivel primario de la zona sur de la UGEL 08 Cañete, 2014

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    López Castillo, Nancy Goretti

    2015-01-01

    El presente trabajo de investigación tuvo como problema general: ¿Cuál es la relación que existe entre el acompañamiento pedagógico y el desempeño docente en las instituciones educativas del Nivel Primario de la Zona Sur de la UGEL 08 Cañete, 2014? y el objetivo general fue: Establecer la relación que existe entre el acompañamiento pedagógico y el desempeño docente en las instituciones educativas del Nivel Primario de la Zona Sur de la UGEL 08 Cañete, 2014. El tipo de invest...

  6. Infarto agudo del miocardio como primera manifestación del síndrome antifosfolípido primario en un paciente de veinticuatro años Acute myocardial infarction as first manifestation of primary antiphospholipid syndrome in a twenty-four years old patient

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    Carlos E Uribe

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome antifosfolípido primario usualmente se manifiesta como trombosis venosa profunda, tromboembolismo pulmonar y como evento cerebrovascular en la circulación arterial. Se presenta el caso de un paciente joven previamente sano, con infarto agudo del miocardio como primera manifestación del síndrome antifosfolípido primario.Primary antiphospholipid syndrome is usually manifested with deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary thromboembolism and arterial thrombosis, including cerebrovascular accidents. We report the case of a previously healthy young patient who suffered an acute myocardial infarction as the first manifestation of a primary antiphospholipid syndrome.

  7. La disfunción del cilio primario y su relación con las ciliopatías. Bases moleculares y celulares

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    Zulema Ramírez Carmenate

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available bjetivo: explicar la relación estructural y funcional de la disfunción del cilio primario en enfermedades genéticas denominadas ciliopatías. Desarrollo: las disfunciones ciliares están estrechamente vinculadas con un amplio espectro de enfermedades denominadas ciliopatías, que se definen como un grupo de síndromes clínica y genéticamente heterogéneos. Son causadas por defectos en la formación o función de algunas variedades de cilios. Diversos estudios se enfocan en el esclarecimiento de cómo la disfunción ciliar puede desarrollar estas enfermedades que incluyen rasgos fenotípicos comunes tales como, los riñones poliquísticos, el retraso mental y la obesidad; también involucran malformaciones en el sistema esquelético y defectos en el desarrollo de órganos del sistema nervioso central. En la actualidad, la identificación de los componentes que participan en la generación y función de estos organelos así como, la relación estructura-función, se considera como un paso clave en el entendimiento de la biología ciliar y la etiología de las ciliopatías. La amplia distribución de las variedades de cilios y las funciones orgánicas fundamentalmente del cilio primario, permite que sus disfunciones se relacionen con las ciliopatías y abren un campo de explicaciones a numerosas enfermedades cuya causa estructural-molecular eran totalmente desconocidas. Conclusiones: los defectos en la formación y función de los cilios primarios son la base fundamental de las ciliopatías, que afectan el desarrollo y funciones de varios sistemas de órganos. El espectro de la función ciliar en los procesos celulares fundamentales, destaca la importancia de dilucidar las proteínas relacionadas con las ciliopatías a fin de encontrar nuevas terapias potenciales.

  8. Biopsia del ganglio centinela en el melanoma: camino a la desaparición Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: bound to disappear

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    RE Achenbach; S Monroy

    2011-01-01

    La biopsia del ganglio centinela continúa siendo utilizada para la terapéutica del melanoma, sin fundamento científico comprobado. Los estudios prospectivos-randomizados han fracasado en demostrar beneficio alguno en el punto clave de los mismos, conocer si aumenta la sobrevida global del paciente con melanoma invasor. Se revisan algunos trabajos que demuestran que el punto de vista contrario a su uso rutinario, es el correcto con el fin de ofrecer al dermatólogo, amplitud de criterio en el m...

  9. Quemaduras accidentales en niños y niñas remitidos del nivel primario de atención

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    Raúl Ricardo Rizo González

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo y transversal de 58 pacientes con quemaduras, ingresados en el Servicio de Caumatología del Hospital Infantil Norte Docente "Juan de la Cruz Martínez Maceira" de Santiago de Cuba, remitidos del nivel primario de atención, desde enero de 2009 hasta diciembre de 2010, con el objetivo de investigar los factores más frecuentes que ocasionaron estos accidentes. En la serie predominaron el sexo masculino, los líquidos hirvientes como agente causal más frecuente, además de la baja percepción del riesgo, las malas condiciones de vida y la procedencia rural como factores socioeconómicos desfavorables. La atención médica se consideró satisfactoria ya que más de 50 % de los pacientes ingresaron entre graves y críticos extremos y solo dos 2 fallecieron

  10. Biopsia del ganglio centinela en el melanoma: camino a la desaparición Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: bound to disappear

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    RE Achenbach

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available La biopsia del ganglio centinela continúa siendo utilizada para la terapéutica del melanoma, sin fundamento científico comprobado. Los estudios prospectivos-randomizados han fracasado en demostrar beneficio alguno en el punto clave de los mismos, conocer si aumenta la sobrevida global del paciente con melanoma invasor. Se revisan algunos trabajos que demuestran que el punto de vista contrario a su uso rutinario, es el correcto con el fin de ofrecer al dermatólogo, amplitud de criterio en el momento de discutir con el paciente dicho estudio.Sentinel node biopsy and selective lymph node dissection are still a frequent tool for therapeutic management of melanoma without scientific support. Prospective-randomized trials have failed to show overall survival - the main goal in such trials in invasive melanoma. Some articles proving that the opposite point of view to its standard use is correct have been reviewed, in order to offer to the dermatologist the different alternatives so as to discuss such procedures with amplitude of criteria at the time of discussing such procedure with the potential patient.

  11. Degeneración de los terminales aferentes primarios de rata luego de lesión extensa por avulsión del plexo braquial

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    Vilma Muñetón-Gómez

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available El uso de las neuronas sensoriales primarias ha aportado avances en el entendimiento de las razones por las cuales falla la regeneración cuando el sistema nervioso central (SNC es dañado. La rizotomía dorsal se puede usar como un modelo experimental de las lesiones por avulsión del plexo braquial, una lesión en la cual son desprendidas, en su punto de entrada en la médula espinal, las ramas centrales de los aferentes primarios causando una disfunción motora y sensorial grave e irreversible del miembro superior. En el presente trabajo, se examinó la organización central de los aferentes primarios en ratas Wistar adultas. Éstas fueron divididas en controles normales no lesionados y en animales rizotomizados entre los niveles cervical 3 y torácico 3 (C3-T3. Se estudió la deaferentación de los subtipos de axones sensoriales utilizando anticuerpos específicos contra el péptido relacionado con el gen de la calcitonina (CGRP, el receptor purinérgico (P2X3, el receptor de baja afinidad p75 para el factor de crecimiento nervioso (NGF y contra la subunidad ? de la toxina de cólera (TC?. Otro subtipo fue marcado con la lectina Griffonia simplicifolia IB4. La inmunohistoquímica y la microscopía óptica de alta resolución demostraron que el modelo animal de rizotomía completa del plexo braquial reproduce diversos déficit observados en las lesiones humanas. Esta lesión produce diferentes grados de degeneración terminal entre los diversos tipos de aferentes primarios que definen subpoblaciones de neuronas sensoriales. En los niveles de la médula espinal estudiados (entre C6 y C8, la deaferentación fue parcial para las fibras peptidérgicas GCRP-positivas, en contraste con la eliminación de las fibras no peptidérgicas y las mielinizadas. La rizotomía dorsal es un modelo experimental apropiado para estudiar las alteraciones sensoriales como el dolor agudo y la alodinia, así como los factores que podrían afectar la regeneración en

  12. Tumores cerebrales primarios (gliomas) en relación con factores demográficos y ambientales

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    Montero, Guadalupe

    2010-01-01

    Objetivo del trabajo: Explorar la relación entre probables factores de riesgo ambientales de cáncer cerebral (gliomas) en pacientes mayores de 16 años con diagnóstico de tumor primario de cerebro que asistieron al Policlínico Neuquén durante enero del 2006 hasta octubre del 2011. Facultad de Ciencias Médicas

  13. Análisis económico del eslabón primario de la cadena ganadera argentina

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    Marianela De Batista

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Los cambios en el contexto nacional e internacional evidencian la necesidad de reconvertir el negocio de la ganadería bovina, una de las principales actividades de la economía argentina. En este sentido, el presente trabajo presenta un análisis económico del eslabón primario de la cadena ganadera, desde una óptica sistémica y multidisciplinaria. La metodología se inicia con un estudio de la zona bajo análisis de modo de caracterizar los sistemas productivos. Sobre la base del estudio de la relación costo-volumen-utilidad se determina la estructura de costos e ingresos, considerando: sistema productivo; tamaño del establecimiento; parámetros técnico-productivos y canal de venta. Los resultados, demuestran que a pesar de la importancia de la ganadería en la economía nacional, esta no es capaz de generar un aporte positivo a los resultados económicos de las explotaciones. Generándose el desafío de construir ventajas competitivas sostenibles, basadas en el incremento de la productividad y el desarrollo de una estructura de costos eficiente.

  14. Linfoma No Hodgkin Primario de Mama: Reporte de un Caso.

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    H. Gámez Oliva

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    Full Text Available El linfoma no Hodgkin primario de la mama es una patología poco frecuente, constituye menos del 0,5% de todos los tumores mamarios malignos, debido a que carecen de características propias, tanto clínicas, mamográficas como ultrasonográficas. Es difícil el diagnóstico preoperatorio, la citología mediante BAAF tiene mejor rendimiento que el estudio con material congelado ya que este último tiende a confundirse con el carcinoma. En la actualidad se prefiere el tratamiento con quimioterapia tanto para el tratamiento local como para el regional. Presentamos el caso de un linfoma no Hodgkin primario de la mama en una paciente de 72 años.

  15. CDC Signos Vitales-La prevención del melanoma (Preventing Melanoma)

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    Este podcast se basa en la edición de junio del 2015 del informe Signos Vitales de los CDC. El cáncer de piel es el tipo de cáncer más común en los Estados Unidos. En el 2011, hubo más de 65 000 casos de melanoma, el tipo de cáncer de piel más mortal. Sepa cómo todos pueden ayudar a prevenir el cáncer de piel.  Created: 6/2/2015 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 6/2/2015.

  16. Hiperparatiroidismo primario: Evolución postoperatoria a largo plazo

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    Francisco R. Spivacow

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos la evolución postoperatoria a largo plazo de 87 pacientes con hiperparatiroidismo primario. Del total, 78 mujeres y 9 varones, relación: 8.7:1. Edad media 55.3 ± 10.2 años. Antes de la cirugía el 44% presentó litiasis renal, el 70% osteopenia u osteoporosis y un 71.2% tuvo hipercalciuria. Se encontró disminución del filtrado glomerular en el 12.6%. Del total, 72 pacientes presentaron un adenoma único, dos un doble adenoma, dos hiperplasia, cuatro histología normal y en siete no se pudo disponer del resultado. El calcio sérico, el calcio iónico, el fósforo y la parathormona intacta se normalizaron en todos los pacientes postcirugía. La densitometría ósea aumentó un 6.9% en columna lumbar y un 3% en cuello de fémur. Los marcadores del remodelado óseo se normalizaron y persistieron normales a los 23 meses del seguimiento, coincidiendo con la parathormona intacta. Lo mismo sucedió con los valores de 25 OH D. Cuando se compararon pacientes con hipercalciuria inicial vs. aquellos con normocalciuria, no se encontraron diferencias en los valores basales y postcirugía en ambos grupos. En 11 pacientes con filtrado glomerular previo < 60 ml/min, encontramos una parathormona intacta más elevada que el resto y menor densidad mineral ósea. El filtrado glomerular no cambió en forma significativa luego de la cirugía. En conclusión, el hiperparatiroidismo primario operado por cirujanos especializados tiene una excelente evolución a largo plazo, con normalización de todos los parámetros del metabolismo fosfocálcico y del remodelado óseo y mejoría significativa en la densidad mineral ósea. Los efectos adversos son escasos y de resolución espontánea.

  17. Variantes quirúrgicas para el tratamiento del linfedema primario de pene y escroto

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    Orestes Díaz Hernández

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    Full Text Available Se presentan 2 variantes técnicas del tratamiento quirúrgico del linfedema primario de pene y escroto en 2 pacientes con características clínicas diferentes. Una de las técnicas quirúrgicas empleadas consistió en 2 incisiones laterales en las bolsas escrotales con resección del tejido linfedematoso y la otra con una incisión única en la bolsa y reimplantación de la base del pene con resección de todo el tejido linfedematoso. En ambos casos antes de intentar la resección del tejido linfedematoso se extrajeron de su lecho el cordón espermático y los testículos para facilitar la operación, minimizar el tiempo quirúrgico y producir menos complicaciones. La propia piel del cuello de la bolsa escrotal se emplea en su reconstrucción e incluso para acomodar los testículos. No se hizo necesario, con estas técnicas, realizar injerto libre ni pediculado de piel. Los pacientes recuperaron la capacidad funcional del pene, tuvieron mejoría estética y desapareció la angustia que esta enfermedad les ocasionabaTwo technical variants of the surgical treatment of primary penile and scrotal lymphoedema used in 2 patients with different clinical characteristics are presented. One of the surgical techniques used consisted in 2 lateral incisions in the scrotal bursae with resection of the lymphoedematous tissue and the other in a single incision in the bursa and reimplantation of the basis of the penis with resection of all the lymphoedematous tissue. In both cases, before attempting the resection of the lymphoedematous tissue the spermatic cord and the testes were removed from their bed to facilitate the operation, to reduce the surgical time and to cause less complications. The own skin of the neck of the scrotal bursa is used in its reconstruction and even to accomodate the testes. By using these techniques, it was not necessary to make a free or pediculate skin graft. Patients recovered the functional capacity of the penis, had an aesthetic

  18. Efectos de la Dislexia en las Habilidades Lingúisticas del Idioma Inglés en Niños de Segundo Ciclo de Nivel Primario de Colegios Particulares Bilingues de la U.G.E.L. Norte, Arequipa 2004

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    Pastor de Jones Ingrid Victoria

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    El presente trabajo de investigación se denomina: EFECTOS de la DISLEXIA en las HABILIDADES LINGÜÍSTICAS DEL IDIOMA INGLES EN NIÑOS DEL SEGUNDO CICLO DEL NIVEL PRIMARIO DE COLEGIOS PARTICULARES BILINGÜES DE LA U.G.E.L. NORTE Arequipa, 2004. Las variables a investigar son: Variable independiente: Dislexia. Indicadores Dyseidesia, Dysphonesia y Dysnekinesia Variable dependiente: Habilidades lingüísticas del idioma Inglés: Indicadores: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Wri...

  19. Estudio comparativo de 2 técnicas quirúrgicas para la cirugía del pterigión primario Comparative study of 2 surgical techniques for the operation of primary Pterygium

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    Leonor R Díaz Alfonso

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    Full Text Available Realizamos un estudio comparativo de 2 técnicas quirúrgicas para la cirugía del Pterigión Primario. Nuestra muestra estuvo conformada por 100 pacientes portadores del Pterigión Primario Grado II, que fueron enviados a una consulta creada al efecto, según los criterios de inclusión y exclusión establecidos. Les fue llenada una encuesta. Según el método de muestreo aleatorio por conglomerados en el tiempo del Programa ALE de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas de Cienfuegos. A 50 de estos pacientes se les realizó la autoplastia conjuntival y al resto la exéresis simple; estos pacientes se siguieron en consulta evolutivamente durante 6 meses. Comparamos los resultados obtenidos con la utilización de las 2 técnicas y encontramos que la autoplastia conjuntival resultó ser más eficaz; pues la frecuencia de complicaciones fue solamente del 6,0 %; mientras que con la técnica convencional la recidiva es del 20,0 %; por lo que esperamos resultados alentadores en cuanto al tratamiento del Pterigión PrimarioA comparative study of 2 surgical techniques used in the operation of primary Pterygium was conducted. Our sample was composed of 100 patients carriers of primary Pterygium degree II that were referred to to the consulting room created to this end according to the established criteria of inclusion and exclusion. Patients were surveyed according to the method of randomized sampling by clusters at the time of the implementation of the ALE Program in the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Cienfuegos. 50 of these patients underwent Conjunctival Autoplasty and the rest Simple Exeresis. The evolution of these patients was followed-up at the consulting room during 6 months. The results obtained on using both techiques were compared and we found that the Conjunctival Autoplasty was more efficient, since the frequence of complications was just 6.0%, whereas with the conventional technique the relapse was 20.0%. We hope to attain encouraging results in

  20. Degeneración de los terminales aferentes primarios de rata luego de lesión extensa por avulsión del plexo braquial

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    Vilma Muñetón-Gómez; Julian Scott Taylor; Sharon Averill; John V. Priestley; Manuel Nieto-Sampedro

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    El uso de las neuronas sensoriales primarias ha aportado avances en el entendimiento de las razones por las cuales falla la regeneración cuando el sistema nervioso central (SNC) es dañado. La rizotomía dorsal se puede usar como un modelo experimental de las lesiones por avulsión del plexo braquial, una lesión en la cual son desprendidas, en su punto de entrada en la médula espinal, las ramas centrales de los aferentes primarios causando una disfunción motora y sensorial grave e irreversible d...

  1. La preparacion en ciencia de los candidatos a maestros del nivel elemental primario segun la reforma de la educacion cientifica en Puerto Rico: Una propuesta de secuencia curricular

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    Rodriguez Plaza, Evelyn

    El proposito de esta investigacion fue identificar los componentes de la preparacion en ciencia que deben recibir los estudiantes del Bachillerato en Artes en Educacion Elemental, Nivel Primario, de acuerdo a los documentos que dirigen la reforma de la educacion cientifica en Puerto Rico. Tambien, se identificaron los componentes de los cursos que forman parte de la preparacion en ciencia de estos estudiantes. Se compararon los componentes de la preparacion en ciencia y los componentes de los cursos para determinar congruencias y discrepancias. Con los datos recopilados se identificaron los componentes de los cursos de una secuencia curricular para la preparacion en ciencia de los candidatos a maestros del nivel elemental primario. La secuencia curricular que se propone en esta investigacion incluye cursos de contenido cientifico y de metodologia en la ensenanza de la ciencia disenados para satisfacer las necesidades de los candidatos. Se recomienda que en los procesos para el diseno, la implantacion y la evaluacion de estos cursos participen profesores de ciencia, profesores de educacion y maestros del nivel elemental primario. Todos los cursos de la secuencia curricular deben tener un enfoque constructivista. Las experiencias educativas que se incluyan en los cursos deben aspirar a desarrollar en los candidatos los atributos de la cultura cientifica y actitudes positivas hacia la ciencia y hacia la ensenanza de esta disciplina. El modelaje por parte de los profesores que ensenen los cursos de la secuencia curricular es fundamental en el desarrollo profesional de los candidatos. Se recomienda que en los cursos de contenido cientifico se estudien los conceptos y los conocimientos cientificos que forman parte del curriculo de Kindergarten a tercer grado de forma integrada y con una profundidad universitaria. Estos cursos deben tener un enfoque interdisciplinario e incluir el estudio de la naturaleza de la ciencia y un componente de laboratorio para desarrollar los

  2. Necesidades y sobrecarga en cuidadores primarios informales de pacientes con traumatismo craneoencefálico

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    Dulce María Díaz Sosa

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue conocer la relación entre la so - brecarga y las necesidades de los cuidadores primarios informales de pacientes que sufrieron traumatismo craneoencefálico. En una mues - tra no probabilística se aplicaron dos instrumentos a 64 cuidadores primarios que miden las necesidades (cuestionario de necesidades familiares y sobrecarga (entrevista de sobrecarga del cuidador de Zarit, bajo un diseño transversal correlacional. Los resultados no mostraron diferencias significativas entre las categorías de las varia - bles sociodemográficas, pero sí presentaron relevancia práctica en las variables de sobrecarga, importancia de necesidades y satisfacción de necesidades. Estos resultados parecen sugerir la posibilidad de guiar estrategias de intervención hacia la satisfacción de necesidades de soporte emocional e instrumental con el objetivo de disminuir la sobrecarga en el cuidador primario informal y favorecer la calidad de vida; no obstante, es importante validar estos resultados en muestras de mayor tamaño que permitan generalizar los hallazgos.

  3. Influencia del uso de la tierra con cultivos de cacao, chakras y bosque primario, sobre la diversidad, almacenamiento de carbono y productividad en la Reserva de la Biosfera Sumaco, Ecuador.

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    Jadán Maza, Ángel Oswaldo

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    La investigación se realizó en la Reserva de la Biosfera Sumaco, en la provincia del Napo, Republica del Ecuador. Se estudiaron siete sistemas de uso de la tierra: Chakras con y sin sombra, cultivos de cacao propagados por semilla con y sin sombra, cacao injertado con y sin sombra y bosque primario. Se evaluaron tres variables de respuesta: diversidad arbórea y arbustiva, almacenamiento-acumulación de carbono (C) y productividad, en los diferentes sistemas de usos de la tierra.

  4. DETERMINACIÓN DEL INDICADOR DE RIESGOS INDUSTRIALES DE PLANTAS REDUCTORAS DE ALUMINIO PRIMARIO EN VENEZUELA METODOLOGÍA SATPRO

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    Liliana Manduca Alvarado

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    En el trabajo se determina el indicador de riesgos industriales en el sector productor de aluminio, del área de Reducción de Aluminio Primario en la zona de Guayana, Venezuela. Se utilizó la metodología SATPRO, en primer lugar porque permite reducir los accidentes de trabajo y las enfermedades profesionales y por ende, sus costos; en segundo lugar permite integrar la política de prevención de riesgos en las restantes políticas de la empresa y en su estrategia empresarial; y en tercer lugar, porque se evitarán las sanciones administrativas, apoyando a la gestión administrativa de la empresa y les permitiría realizar estrategias operacionales en la productividad, logrando utilidades sustanciales y cumplir con la nueva Ley de Prestaciones e Indemnizaciones por Accidentes de Trabajo y Enfermedades Ocupacionales, actualmente en discusión en el país donde se exigirá el pago de impuestos, por parte de la empresa evaluada, al gobierno, dependiendo del riesgo detectado.

  5. Estudio de cultivos celulares primarios de Psorophora confinnis (Díptera: Culicidae)

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    Felio J. Bello; Jaime A. Rodríguez; Alberto Morales; Víctor A. Olano

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    Con el propósito de obtener una línea celular de Psorophora confinnis (Arribalzaga, 1891) para estudios de susceptibilidad a infecciones con arbovirus, se iniciaron los cultivos primarios de esta especie, vectora del virus de la encefalitis equina venezolana, tipo epidemo-epizoótico. A partir de huevos embrionados, larvas de primer estadio recién eclosionadas y ovarios de hembras adultas, se realizaron explantes por separado de tejidos embrionarios en diversos medios de cultivos, suplementado...

  6. Desempeño docente y satisfacción/insatisfacción laboral del profesorado de nivel primario de la I.E. Alfredo Bonifaz Fonseca - 2015

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    Ramírez Silva, Dante Alexander.

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    El objetivo de la presente investigación fue determinar de qué manera se relaciona el desempeño docente con la satisfacción/insatisfacción laboral de los profesores del nivel primario de la LE. "Alfredo Bonifaz Fonseca". El enfoque fue de una investigación cuantitativa, de tipo descriptivo correlacional, de diseño no experimental. La población estuvo compuesta por sesenta y cuatro (64) docentes, de los cuales se tomó una muestra de cincuenta y cinco (55) participantes, obtenidos por muestreo ...

  7. Hipoadrenocorticismo primario canino: reporte de caso

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    J. L. Granados

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    Full Text Available Un canino macho Cocker Spaniel de 6 meses de edad fue presentado a la Clínica para Pequeños Animales de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, con historia de vómito y diarrea de una semana de duración. El paciente presentaba hiperkalemia, y los electrocardiogramas realizados fueron compatibles con este hallazgo. El diagnóstico de hipoadrenocorticismo primario fue confirmado mediante la realización de una prueba de estimulación con ACTH. Posteriormente a la muerte súbita del paciente, el examen microscópico de las glándulas adrenales reveló cambios histológicos compatibles con laenfermedad de Addison. El hipoadrenocorticismo primario es un desorden endocrinopoco común que afecta principalmente pacientes caninos; está caracterizado por ladestrucción inmunomediada de las cortezas adrenales, lo cual conduce a deficienciade glucocorticoides, mineralocorticoides y hormonas sexuales adrenales. La historia delos pacientes afectados es variable y los signos clínicos son usualmente inespecíficos; laspruebas de laboratorio, por lo general, revelan hiperkalemia e hiponatremia, resultantesde la pérdida de la secreción de aldosterona. La historia, el examen clínico, la ecografíaabdominal y los hallazgos de laboratorio pueden indicar enfermedad de Addison, sinembargo, la prueba de estimulación con hormona adrenocorticotrópica (ACTH esconsiderada como la prueba de oro para el diagnóstico definitivo de la entidad. La enfermedadde Addison no tiene cura, pero puede ser manejada con terapia médica parareemplazar las deficiencias de mineralocorticoides y glucocorticoides.

  8. Tumores cardíacos primarios

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    Rosa Eugenia Díaz Garriga

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    Full Text Available Introducción: los tumores cardíacos primarios son aquellos que se originan en Miocardio o Pericardio. El 90% son benignos, no son invasivos, pero debido a su localización pueden provocar alteraciones hemodinámicas graves y arrítmias. Presentación del caso: dos casos portadores de tumores cardíacos diagnosticados en la etapa prenatal, una gestante de 32 años, portadora de una Neurofribromatosis que en la ecocardiografía fetal de su hijo, se identifican dos tipos de tumores cardíacos, un mixoma auricular y un fibroma, y un niño que desde la etapa prenatal se diagnosticó un rabdomioma, lo cual se confirmó al nacimiento y que regresó espontáneamente. Conclusiones: a ecocardiografía fetal permite cada vez con más frecuencia, el diagnóstico intraútero de tumores cardíacos. Los rabdomiomas regresan en más del 50% de los casos, pero pueden ser un marcador de Esclerosis Tuberosa. Los tumores cardiacos se asocian a otras afecciones congénitas y requieren de tratamiento quirúrgico. Aspectos todos a tener en consideración para realizar el asesoramiento genético a la familia.

  9. Linfoma no Hodgkin primario de mama, revisión de la literatura y presentación de un caso

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    Caridad Verdecia Cañizares

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma no Hodgkin primario de la mama es una entidad poco frecuente en pediatría y representa el 0,4 al 0,5 % de todos los tumores mamarios malignos. Debido a que carecen de características propias, tanto clínicas, citológicas como ecográficas, resulta muy difícil establecer el diagnóstico preoperatorio. Se presenta el caso de un linfoma no Hodgkin primario de la mama en una paciente de 3 años que llegó en estadio avanzado de la enfermedad, y se subraya la importancia del tratamiento en un equipo multidisciplinario.

  10. Opciones de tratamiento en un paciente con pérdida prematura de segundos molares primarios: zapato distal modificado / Treatment Options in a Patient with Primary Second Molar Premature Loss: Modified Distal Shoe Space Maintainer

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    Cardoso, María Lorena; Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Corrientes, Argentina; Falcón, Diana Emilia; Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Corrientes, Argentina; Galiana, Andrea Verónica; Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Corrientes, Argentina

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    RESUMEN. Antecedentes: La pérdida prematura de un molar primario conlleva a malposición de los dientes contiguos y del sucesor permanente. El efecto depende de las fuerzas que actúan sobre el diente, que están condicionadas a su vez por el estado de erupción del primer molar permanente. Propósito: Describir una opción de tratamiento para la pérdida prematura de segundos molares primarios hasta la erupción de los primeros molares permanentes. Descripción del caso: El caso clínico presentado in...

  11. Efecto de la pérdida prematura de molares primarios sobre la relación horizontal incisiva

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    Yérica M García

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La pérdida prematura de molares primarios predispone a maloclusiones incluyendo apiñamiento, impactación de dientes permanentes y alteración de la relación molar y canina. El objetivo del presente estudio es determinar el efecto de las pérdidas prematuras de molares primarios sobre la relación incisiva horizontal. El estudio es documental, retrospectivo y observacional. Se evaluaron los registros ortodóncicos (historias clínicas, fotografías y radiografías de 209 pacientes con edades entre 4 a 15 años. La relación incisiva horizontal se consideró normal (grupo 1 cuando hubo contacto entre en borde incisal del incisivo inferior con la cara palatina del superior, aumentada (grupo 2 cuando había distancia positiva entre ellos y negativa (grupo 3 cuando los bordes incisales se encontraban a tope o en mordida cruzada. Los datos se analizaron utilizando coeficiente Pearson (p≤0,001. El 22% (45 pacientes presentó pérdidas prematuras. La prevalencia de pérdidas prematuras no tuvo diferencia significativa entre géneros y fue mayor en el grupo de 7 a 9 años. De los pacientes con pérdidas prematuras, 6 (13,3% se clasificó en el grupo 1; 12 (26,7% en el grupo 2 y 27 (60% en el grupo 3. Hubo asociación positiva entre el número de molares perdidos y la presencia de mordida cruzada anterior, siendo la media de molares perdidos mayor (4, 7 en el grupo 3. Se demostró que las pérdidas prematuras de molares primarios tienen una relación estadísticamente significativa con la mordida cruzada anterior, siendo posible que la falta de soporte oclusal posterior favorezca el desplazamiento protrusivo de la mandíbula.

  12. Hipoadrenocorticismo primario canino: reporte de caso

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    J. L. Granados

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Un canino macho Cocker Spaniel de 6 meses de edad fue presentado a la Clínica para Pequeños Animales de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, con historia de vómito y diarrea de una semana de duración. El paciente presentaba hiperkalemia, y los electrocardiogramas realizados fueron compatibles con este hallazgo. El diagnóstico de hipoadrenocorticismo primario fue confirmado mediante la realización de una prueba de estimulación con ACTH. Posteriormente a la muerte súbita del paciente, el examen microscópico de las glándulas adrenales reveló cambios histológicos compatibles con la enfermedad de Addison. El hipoadrenocorticismo primario es un desorden endocrino poco común que afecta principalmente pacientes caninos; está caracterizado por la destrucción inmunomediada de las cortezas adrenales, lo cual conduce a deficiencia de glucocorticoides, mineralocorticoides y hormonas sexuales adrenales. La historia de los pacientes afectados es variable y los signos clínicos son usualmente inespecíficos; las pruebas de laboratorio, por lo general, revelan hiperkalemia e hiponatremia, resultantes de la pérdida de la secreción de aldosterona. La historia, el examen clínico, la ecografía abdominal y los hallazgos de laboratorio pueden indicar enfermedad de Addison, sin embargo, la prueba de estimulación con hormona adrenocorticotrópica (ACTH es considerada como la prueba de oro para el diagnóstico definitivo de la entidad. La enfermedad de Addison no tiene cura, pero puede ser manejada con terapia médica para reemplazar las deficiencias de mineralocorticoides y glucocorticoides.

  13. Carcinoma primario intraóseo

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    Susana Szlabi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El carcinoma primario intraóseo (PIOC es un tumor poco frecuente, definido como carcinoma escamoso que se desarrolla en huesos maxilares, no teniendo conexión inicial con mucosa ni piel adyacente. Es localmente agresivo, con una incidencia de metástasis en ganglios regionales del 28% y en pulmón del 5%, en el momento del diagnóstico. Su origen puede ser de novo o a partir de otros tumores odontogénicos. Los huesos maxilares son los únicos que tienen en su interior tejidos epiteliales, por lo cual esta neoplasia se localiza exclusivamente en este sitio, predominantemente en la mandíbula. Los criterios diagnósticos del PIOC incluyen: histopatología de carcinoma escamocelular, ausencia de compromiso de mucosa oral y senos paranasales, descartando metástasis de un sitio distante en base a estudios clínicos y métodos complementarios. El tratamiento de elección consiste, siempre que sea posible, en la exéresis con criterios oncológicos, y radio y/o quimioterapia adicional. Se requiere además, cirugía reconstructiva con injerto y/o prótesis con fines estéticos y funcionales. Presentamos el caso de un varón de 72 años, que consultó por molestias en maxilar inferior tres meses después de la extracción de un molar. Se efectuó biopsia por curetaje y luego se resecó el maxilar inferior con vaciamiento ganglionar. El estudio histopatológico mostró un carcinoma escamoso pobremente diferenciado, infiltrante en hueso maxilar, con hallazgos morfológicos que lo vinculaban a quiste odontogénico residual, y metástasis en 15 de 48 ganglios aislados. Se realizó radioterapia postquirúrgica, falleciendo a los 30 meses del diagnóstico por deterioro progresivo.

  14. Diabetes mellitus e hipertensión: Estudio en el nivel primario de salud

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    Nelson Crespo Mojena

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available Se revisaron 11 estudios en pacientes diabéticos del nivel primario de salud para conocer la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial en dicha serie entre los años 1986- 2000, registrándose un total de 1 126 pacientes diabéticos con una prevalencia de hipertensión arterial del 53,2 %. Es importante señalar como factor predictor de daño renal el estudio de la presencia de microalbuminuria en 60 pacientes diabéticos del nivel primario de salud y 60 pacientes diabéticos del nivel secundario, lo que demuestra la relación existente entre la hipertensión arterial y la presencia de microalbuminuria en una fase aún reversible de daño renal. Se discuten los fundamentos del tratamiento antihipertensivo en pacientes diabéticos y se recomienda el uso de los inhibidores del sistema renina angiotensina (SRA. El objetivo del tratamiento es lograr la reducción de la tensión arterial por debajo de 140/90, con un ideal de 120/80 para así reducir la morbimortalidad por enfermedad cardiovascular, cerebrovascular y renal.Diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Study at the primary health care level Eleven studies conducted among diabetic patients at the primary health care level were reviewed to know the prevalence of arterial hypertension in this series from 1986 to 2000. A total of 1 126 diabetic patients with a prevalence of arterial hypertension of 53.2 % were registered. It is important to stress the presence of albuminuria as a predictive factor of renal damage in 60 diabetic patients at the primary health care level and in 60 diabetic patients at the secondary level, which shows the relation existing between arterial hypertension and the presence of albuminuria at a still reversible stage of renal damage. The foundations of the antihypertensive treatment in diabetic patients are discussed and the use of renin-angiotensin system (RAS inhibitors is recommended. The treatment is aimed at reducing arterial hypertension to values under 140 x 90 with an

  15. Respiración microbial y de raíces en suelos de bosques tropicales primarios y secundarios (porce, colombia).

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    2011-01-01

    Los suelos son el mayor reservorio de carbono en los ecosistemas terrestres y a su vez la mayor fuente de CO2 atmosférico, el cual es producido mediante un proceso denominado respiración del suelo. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estimar las tasas de respiración del suelo y sus componentes (respiración de raíces y de microorganismos), y evaluar el control que sobre las tasas de emisión de CO2 ejercen factores como la humedad y la temperatura del suelo, en bosques primarios (BP) y secundarios ...

  16. Linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central en una paciente con lupus eritematoso sistémico

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    C. N. Pisoni

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una paciente de 36 años con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico tratada con prednisona y ciclofosfamida que se internó por cefalea, hemiparesia y hemianestesia braquiocrural derecha de dos semanas de evolución. Se realizó una tomografía computada y una resonancia magnética nuclear de cerebro que mostraron una lesión nodular frontal izquierda. Se efectuó una biopsia a cielo abierto de la lesión cerebral cuyo diagnóstico histopatológico fue linfoma B de celulas grandes, difuso. Se inició radioterapia, no completó el tratamiento por complicaciones y falleció. Son muy pocos los casos publicados de linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central asociado a lupus eritematoso sistémico.A 36 year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus was admitted to our hospital with headache, brachiocrural hemiparesis and hemianesthesia. She had been treated with prednisone and cyclophosphamide. CT scan and MRI revealed a 15 mm nodular mass enhanced with gadolinium in left frontal convexity. CNS biopsy was performed and a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was diagnosed. She was treated with radiation therapy without response and died. There are few reports of erythematosus systemic lupus associated with primary central nervous system lymphoma.

  17. Estudio de cultivos celulares primarios de Psorophora confinnis (Díptera: Culicidae

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    Felio J. Bello

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available Con el propósito de obtener una línea celular de Psorophora confinnis (Arribalzaga, 1891 para estudios de susceptibilidad a infecciones con arbovirus, se iniciaron los cultivos primarios de esta especie, vectora del virus de la encefalitis equina venezolana, tipo epidemo-epizoótico. A partir de huevos embrionados, larvas de primer estadio recién eclosionadas y ovarios de hembras adultas, se realizaron explantes por separado de tejidos embrionarios en diversos medios de cultivos, suplementados con 20% de suero fetal bovino y una mezcla de antibióticos y antimicóticos al 1%. La esterilización del material biológico se efectuó mediante la inmersión de éste en diversas sustancias, tales como: hipoclorito de sodio al 1,6%, etanol al 70% y una solución de 0,25% de cloruro de mercurio disuelto en 70% de etanol. El crecimiento celular se inició sólo en el medio MMNPl2 en un tiempo promedio de 62 días después de efectuadas las siembras, mediante la proliferación de colonias aisladas procedentes de tejidos embrionarios, y también a partir de las terminaciones de los fragmentos larvales. La evolución del crecimiento celular hasta la formación de la monocapa confluente fue supremamente lenta y sólo se alcanzó a los 8 meses post-explante, presentando ésta una morfología celular predominantemente epitelioide. No fue exitoso el crecimiento celular a partir de los tejidos ováricos de hembras adultas. La iniciación del crecimiento celular en esta especie presentó tiempos diferentes comparados con los empleados en los cultivos celulares de otros mosquitos, lo cual indica que a pesar de utilizarse una metodología similar en el proceso para obtener cultivos primarios, las adaptaciones celulares a las condiciones físicas, ambientales y nutricionales son diferentes en cada una de las especies. Este es el primer informe de cultivos celulares de una especie de mosquito perteneciente al género Psorophora.

  18. OBTENCIÓN DE BIOETANOL PRIMARIO A PARTIR DE LA BIOMASA LIGNOCELULÓSICA DEL MATE (Crescentía cujete

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    Ely Fernando Sacón Vera

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue obtener bioetanol a partir de la biomasa lignocelulósica del mate (Crescentía cujete. Se empleó un Diseño Completamente al Azar en arreglo bifactorial AxB con tres réplicas por cada tratamiento. Se manipularon los factores de estudio: A. Concentración de ácido sulfúrico (2.5%, 5% y 7.5% y B. Cantidad de levadura Saccharomyces cerevisiae (2 y 5 mL. Se evaluaron las variables: acidez, °Brix, Grado Gay Lussac, Azucares totales y reductores. Los resultados encontrados demostraron que la hidrólisis ácida permitió desdoblar la lignocelulosa ya que incrementaron los azúcares reductores fue de 13.82% en comparación con los encontrados en la pulpa 6.46%; de la misma forma se obtuvo mayor contenido de alcohol (20.70 GL en el tratamiento a2b2 (5% de ácido sulfúrico + 5 mL de levadura S. cerevisiae, el cual presentó menor contenido de acidez con 0.643%, los °Brix fue de 18.47, mientras que el tratamiento a2b2 presentó mayor contenido de acidez con 0.893%, el a2b1 obtuvo menor contenido de °Brix con 15.00, y el a1b1 presentó menor contenido de Grado Gay Lussac con 8.33. De esta forma se concluye que es posible obtener un alcohol primario a partir de la biomasa del mate sometido a una hidrólisis ácida al 5% y fermentación con S. cerevisiae al 2% en relación al peso de la pulpa del mate.

  19. Epidemiología del melanoma cutáneo en chile

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    Dr. T. Faustino Alonso

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El melanoma es un cáncer que afecta principalmente a la piel. La Organización Mundial de la Salud estima que las cifras de incidencia y mortalidad anual son 2,8 y 0,6 por 100.000 habitantes, respectivamente. El presente trabajo pretendió revisar la información científica publicada sobre incidencia y sobrevida, y analizar la mortalidad (desde 1983 al 2008. La tasa de incidencia estandarizada estimada para el año 2008 fue 2,2, ese mismo año la tasa de mortalidad estandarizada fue 0,65. Entre 1983 y 2008 la tasa de mortalidad promedio fue 0,77, observándose un 25% de aumento, estadísticamente significativo. En cuanto a sobrevida, solo hay trabajos locales donde se observa que ésta oscila entre 100% y 33% a los 5 años de acuerdo al nivel de Clark y estadío TNM. En general, hay escasa información sobre la epidemiología del melanoma en Chile. Se requieren más estudios y focalizar las estrategias en la prevención.

  20. Carcinoma escamoso metastásico primario de origen desconocido. Presentación de un caso Primary Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Unknown Origin. A Case Report

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    Miguel Ángel Serra Valdés

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El cáncer primario oculto representa según varias series del 0,5 al 7 % de todos los cánceres que se diagnostican y la edad media de presentación es 60 años. Se presenta un caso de metástasis ganglionar de carcinoma primario de células escamosas no identificado, de una paciente de 58 años de edad, de color de piel blanca, con antecedentes de salud, ama de casa, que fumaba desde joven e ingería alcohol frecuentemente. Ingresó con aumento de volumen de los ganglios del cuello. Se diagnosticó por biopsia metástasis de carcinoma escamoso. No pudo identificarse el primario en vida ni en la necropsia. El cáncer metastásico primario de origen desconocido sigue siendo un reto para la práctica clínica.Occult primary cancer represents, according to several series, from 0,5 % to 7 % of all diagnosed cancers, the average onset age being 60 years old. We report the case of nodal metastasis of unidentified primary squamous cell carcinoma in a 58 years old patient with white skin and a history of good health. The patient was a housekeeper who smoked from early age and frequently consumed alcohol. She was admitted with an enlargement of the neck glands. Metastases of squamous cell carcinoma were diagnosed through biopsy. Primary cancer was not identified neither while still alive or at necropsy. Primary metastatic cancers of unknown origin remain a challenge for clinical practice.

  1. El sentido cultural del cuidado en casa del enfermo

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    Marina Sánches-Sanabria

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación tiene un diseño cualitativo descriptivo, transversal para comprender las diferencias existentes en los conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas influidas por la percepción o sentido cultural de cuidar del cuidador primario, como elemento básico para caracterizar elementos culturales presentes en el ambiente de cuidado al enfermo o discapacitado que está en casa a través de la indagación profunda de la percepción y sentimientos que tiene tanto el cuidador primario como el ser cuidado en casa. Se realizó con los usuarios inscritos del Programa de Promoción y Prevención de la indagación profunda de la percepción y sentimientos Universidad Popular del Cesar (IPS-UPC de los enfermos crónicos y discapacitados a nivel comunitario del grupo extramural de la comuna cinco y del Hospital Eduardo Arredondo Daza de la ciudad de Valledupar, Colombia. El valor de realizar este proyecto, está en desocultar los múltiples significados que en la realidad vivida por los seres cuidadores primarios y en los seres cuidados; son esas distintas formas de percibir la existencia, influido por el conocimiento de lo ancestral, los sentimientos y la sabiduría de la cultura que cada uno posee para expresarse en las múltiples formas que el cuidado lo acontece y lo requiere para dar el sentido cultural característico y diferenciado que se percibe en el modo de cuidar y la satisfacción de quien lo recibe y lo ofrece. Este aspecto fue valioso para la comunidad académica del programa de enfermería, porque ubicó epistémicamente la transculturalidad del cuidado como una mirada y forma de enseñar transdisciplinariamente, enseñando y ofreciendo el cuidado desde la cultura, sentimientos y pensamientos del ser cuidado para el mantenimiento de la vida y la salud, en la que estudiantes de enfermeria desde sus primeras experiencias formativas deben incursionar en la intervención holística que se requiere en el cuidado de la salud y de la vida.

  2. Diagnóstico y tratamiento de pacientes con linfomas primarios del sistema nervioso central (LPSN y sindrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SIDA

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    Luis E Raez

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available La incidencia del linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central (LPSNC ha crecido rápidamente. El LPSNC as una complicación letal en pacientes con SIDA. Objetivo: Nuestro objetivo fue estudiar la historia natural, métodos diagnósticos, al tratamiento y los factores pronósticos para la sobrevida de 75 pacientes con LPSNC y SIDA seguidos en el Jackson Memorial Hospital/Universidad de Miami. Resultados: La edad media fue de 37 años. El 84% de los pacientes eran hombres y el 55% hispanos. Factores de riesgo más comunes para SIDA fueron homosexualidad y múltiples compañeros sexuales. La cuenta promedio de CD4 fue de 15/ul y al promedio de LDH fue 1.5 veces al normal. La tomografía computarizada del cerebro mostraba lesiones múltiples en el 44% de los pacientes. Gammagrafia computarizada de emisión de fotones con talio-201 (SPECT del cerebro se realizó en 2/3 de los pacientes. Las histologías más comunes en las biopsias fueron: linfoma inmunoblástico y linfoma de células grandes. La radiación craneana fue ineficiente en el 50% de los pacientes tratados. La sobrevida promedio del grupo fue de 2.2 meses. Análisis univariado y multivariado mostraron que la mayor sobrevida se asociaba con una buena capacidad funcional (ECOG=1-2 vs 3-4. La presencia previa de infecciones oportunistas, la presencia de factores de riesgo de SIDA, las cuentas de CD4, niveles de LDH y raza no mostraron influencia en la sobrevida. Conclusiones: LPSNC es una neoplasia con pronóstico muy pobre y corta sobrevida aun con radioterapia del SNC. La capacidad funcional parece ser al factor de sobrevida más importante. No se encontraron diferencias en la presentación clínica ni el resultado entre pacientes hispanos y no hispanos. ( Rev Med Hered 1999; 10:96-104 .

  3. Competencia cognitiva en penados primarios y reincidentes: implicaciones para la reeducación

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    Ramón Arce

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La probabilidad de reincidencia delictiva es aproximadamente tres veces mayor para los penados reincidentes que para los primarios. En esta línea, se sugiere una relación entre el grado de comportamiento antisocial y delictivo, y el nivel de desarrollo de la competencia cognitiva. Así, se prevé que los penados reincidentes presenten un menor desarrollo de la competencia cognitiva que los primarios. Para comprobar esta hipótesis, 104 penados, 54 primarios y 50 reincidentes, que no habían sido previamente objeto de un tratamiento penitenciario, fueron evaluados en atribución de la responsabilidad, autoconcepto, afrontamiento e inteligencia emocional. Los resultados mostraron que los penados reincidentes tenían menos desarrollado el autoconcepto y la inteligencia emocional que los primarios. Además, se observó una mayor tendencia en los reincidentes a afrontar las situaciones estresantes y de riesgo a través de estrategias no adaptativas (v.gr., centradas en las emociones, evitativas. Sin embargo, primarios y reincidentes se atribuyen por igual la responsabilidad. En suma, los penados reincidentes son menos competentes cognitivamente que los primarios. Se discuten las implicaciones de los resultados para la reeducación, resocialización y reinserción social de los penados.

  4. Asociación entre manifestaciones respiratorias atópicas y contaminantes primarios de la atmósfera

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    Roberto Álvarez Sintes

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio prospectivo en 94 pacientes asmáticos atendidos en el consultorio del médico de la familia No. 43 perteneciente al Policlínico Docente "Antonio Maceo" del municipio Cerro de Ciudad de La Habana. Durante un año (12 meses consecutivos relacionamos las eventualidades diarias de su estado de salud con los siguientes contaminantes primarios de la atmósfera: dióxido de nitrógeno, dióxido de azufre y hollín. Las muestras fueron analizadas en el Laboratorio de Higiene del Aire del Instituto Nacional de Higiene y Epidemiología del Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba. El análisis estadístico se realizó utilizando el entrecruzamiento de variables, regresión múltiple, el método de paso a paso del paquete estadístico SPSS/PC Plus. Se realizó la matriz de correlación lineal paramétrica. Se obtuvo una correlación directa significativa entre la coriza, la tos, las crisis de asma y los contaminantes primarios de la atmósfera.A prospective study of 94 asthmatic patients receiving attention at the family physician's office No. 43 from the "Antonio Maceo" Teaching Polyclinic in Cerro municipality, Havana City, was conducted. During a year (12 months in a row we related their daily health status to the following primary air pollutants: nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, and soot. The samples were analyzed at the Air Hygiene Laboratory of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ministry of Public Health. The statistical analysis was made by using the intercrossing of variables, the multiple regression, and the step by step method of the SPSS/PC Plus statistical package. The parametric lineal correlation matrix was also calculated. There was a significant direct correlation among coryza, cough, asthma crises, and the primary air pollutants.

  5. Morphological and functional diversity of primary producers group in savannas; Diversidad morfologica y funcional del grupo de productores primarios en sabanas

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    Medina, E [Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC). Centro de Ecologia. Laboratorio de Ecofisiologia Vegetal, Altos de Pipe (Venezuela)

    1996-07-01

    (mutual symbiosis) affect the availability of nutritious, and in consequence the productive capacity of savannas. Although there is a theoretical mark to explain the mechanisms that allow the coexistence of similar species in tropical savannas, the specific echo-physiologic properties are still ignored, even for the most dominant species. The advance in the diversity-function study of tropical savannas requires ambitious programs in order to characterize the way how the different primary producer species make use of the available environmental resources. [Spanish] El significado de la diversidad biologica para el funcionamiento y estabilidad de los ecosistemas naturales es materia de gran interes teorico y practico. La aparicion y permanencia de una especie en un ambiente dado indica su capacidad de competir con otras especies de habito y requerimientos similares y acumular los recursos que le permiten reproducirse. Por otra parte, la coexistencia de especies similares en un mismo ecosistema permite preguntarse si existe 'redundancia biologica', es decir, si coexisten varias especies con una misma funcion dentro del ecosistema, de manera que la desaparicion de una de ellas no tendria consecuencias biologicas significativas. Una estrategia para simplificar el analisis de las relaciones entre biodiversidad y funcionamiento de ecosistemas es la agrupacion de especies de funcion similar, los llamados grupos funcionales. En este trabajo se analiza el grupo funcional de los productores primarios, esencialmente plantas superiores, en ecosistemas de sabanas. El analisis establece que el grupo de los productores primarios es heterogeneo y complejo, tanto morfologica como funcionalmente: 1) La complejidad estructural y diversidad de formas de vida en un ecosistema de sabanas estan asociadas con la explotacion estratificada de recursos por encima (luz) debajo del suelo (nutrientes y agua). Cambios de diversidad que afecten la estructura del sistema muy probablemente afectaran su

  6. Hiperaldosteronismo primario y otras formas de hipertension arterial endocrina

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    Cristian A. Carvajal

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available La hipertensión arterial (HTA dependiente de mineralocorticoides representa actualmente una de las formas secundarias de hipertensión de mayor prevalencia. Entre las causas más prevalentes está el hiperaldosteronismo primario (HAP cuya prevalencia es cercana al 10% de la población de hipertensos. El HAP se detecta principalmente por una elevación de la razón aldosterona a actividad renina plasmática (ARR, ya que la hipokalemia es infrecuente de encontrar. La fisiopatología del HAP se presenta como un desequilibrio en el control electrolítico a nivel renal, por mayor actividad del receptor mineralocorticoides (MR, lo cual aumenta el volumen intravascular y la presión arterial. Recientemente se ha demostrado también que el exceso de aldosterona afecta también el endotelio vascular, el tejido cardiaco entre otros. Este exceso puede ser por una alteración a nivel de la glándula suprarrenal (generalmente hiperplasia o adenoma o formas genéticas (familiares. Por otra parte, alteraciones parciales o totales de la enzima 11β-Hidroxiesteroide deshidrogenasa tipo 2 (11β-HSD2 resulta en una metabolización total o parcial de cortisol, imitando los efectos de aldosterona sobre MR. La actividad de esta enzima se evalúa midiendo la razón cortisol a cortisona en suero por HPLC-MS/MS. La prevalencia de alteraciones parciales de la actividad de la enzima 11β-HSD2 en estudios de cohorte alcanza en alrededor del 15% en población hipertensa. El diagnóstico del HAP o deficiencias de 11BHSD2, permitiría un tratamiento específico del cuadro hipertensivo mediantes el uso de bloqueadores del receptor mineralocorticoideo y/o uso de corticoides de acción prolongada sin actividad mineralocorticoidea como dexametasona o betametasona.

  7. Eficacia de la melatonina en insomnio primario en el adulto mayor: revisión sistemática de la literatura

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    Gaitán Quintero, Lina María; Rondón Rueda, Paola Andrea

    2015-01-01

    Introducción: La melatonina, una sustancia cronobiótica endógena, es cada vez más empleada para el manejo de los problemas del sueño en adultos mayores por su aparente eficacia y buen perfil de eventos adversos. En este sentido, se intentó evaluar la eficacia de la melatonina en el tratamiento del insomnio primario en el adulto mayor (≥55 años) comparado con benzodiacepinas, zopiclona y placebo a la luz de la evidencia disponible en los últimos cinco años. Métodos: Revisión sistemática de la ...

  8. Effects of change in primary forest cover on armadillo (Cingulata, Mammalia burrow use in the Central Amazon Efectos del cambio en la cobertura de bosque primario sobre el uso de las madrigueras por los armadillos (Cingulata, Mammalia en la Amazonia Central

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    María Clara Arteaga

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Transformation of primary forest to other vegetation types alters the availability and distribution of resources, and thus affects their use by species that inhabit the forest. Although armadillos are important earthmover mammals in the Amazon forest, and their burrows play an important physical and ecological role in the ecosystem, the impact of loss of primary forest cover on these organisms has been poorly understood. In order to evaluate the effects of change in the primary forest cover on burrow use by armadillos, we performed 2 censuses in 33 plots within 12 sites of different vegetation cover characteristics, and recorded burrow density and current use. A total of 109 armadillo burrows were found; the sites with higher percentages of primary forest cover showed a larger number of active burrows, although burrow density and the probability of establishing new burrows remained unaffected by this variable. Our results show that areas with higher quantities of primary forest habitat show more intense use by armadillos, probably due to the permanence time of individuals. These findings suggest that the viability of armadillo populations, as well as the role that these animals play within the ecosystem, may be affected in disturbed areas.La transformación del bosque primario a otro tipo de vegetación cambia la disponibilidad y distribución de los recursos, afectando su uso por especies que habitan el bosque. Los armadillos son el principal grupo de mamíferos escavadores del Amazonas y sus madrigueras cumplen un papel físico y ecológico en el ecosistema. Sin embargo, no se conoce el impacto de la pérdida del bosque sobre estos organismos. Con el fin de evaluar el efecto de los cambios en la cobertura de bosque primario sobre el uso de sus madrigueras, realizamos 2 censos en 33 parcelas dentro de 12 localidades con diferentes coberturas vegetales y reportamos la densidad y el estado de uso de las madrigueras. Encontramos 109 madrigueras y

  9. Reflexiones sobre la transparencia en la información en el mercado primario de bonos corporativos

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    García Mori, Luis Miguel

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    El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo plantear algunas reflexiones sobre la transparencia en el mercado primario de bonos corporativos, dentro de un contexto posterior a la crisis asiática de 1997, la crisis rusa de 1998, la crisis del Brasil de 1999, y los escándalos corporativos de los años 2001 y 2002 de Enron, Worldcom y Tyco, que incrementaron la preocupación por las prácticas de Buen Gobierno Corporativo, que se fundamentan en la transparencia de la información que es proporcionada a ...

  10. COMPORTAMIENTO NO LINEAL EN SERIES DE PRODUCTOS PRIMARIOS

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    Christian Espinosa Méndez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se emplea la prueba de Hinich para detectar ventanas de no lineali-dad sobre las series de rendimientos diarios de los productos primarios cobre, oro, paladio, petróleo Brent, plata, platino y petróleo WTI. Además, se utiliza la teoría de wavelets para estudiar la escala o las escalas temporales en que se produce o acumula el proceso de no linealidad.En cuanto a la prueba de Hinich los resultados obtenidos son compatibles con los encontrados en investigaciones anteriores, lo que confirma el fenómeno de com-portamiento no lineal en series de activos financieros. Sin embargo, al descompo-ner la serie completa usando wavelets se encontró evidencia que existen periodos de no linealidad que se producen con anterioridad a la ventana no lineal detectada por la prueba de Hinich. Además, encontramos pruebas de que después de una ventana no lineal el fenómeno de no linealidad no se disipa por completo sino que sigue en ventanas del próximo periodo a escalas distintas de tiempo. Los resultados indican que no se pueden construir modelos lineales predictivos de precios, con lo ual podría hacer aconsejable gestionar el riesgo financiero, tanto para empresas pertenecientes al sector privado como aquellas en manos del Estado, de una manera distinta.

  11. Coexistencia de indicadores de malnutrición en escolares beneficiarios del subprograma escolar desayunos del Programa Nacional de Asistencia Alimentaria (PRONAA)

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    Aparco, Juan Pablo

    2015-01-01

    Objetivos. Determinar la coexistencia de problemas de malnutrición en escolares beneficiarios del Subprograma Escolar Desayunos (SPED) del Programa Nacional de Asistencia Alimentaria con inferencia en los cuatro dominios geográficos y a nivel nacional. Métodos. Estudio transversal descriptivo, donde se reanalizó la base de datos del estudio de Evaluación de Impacto del SPED 2008. El universo estuvo conformado por todas las instituciones educativas del nivel primario intervenidas por el SPED, ...

  12. Habilidades del cuidador primario de mujeres mastectomizadas Habilidades do cuidador primário de mulheres mastectomizadas Mastectomized women primary caregiver’s abilities

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    Rosa María Ostiguín-Meléndez

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir las habilidades del cuidador primario (CP en términos de conocimiento, valor y paciencia del de mujeres mastectomizadas. Metodología. En 2010 se llevó a cabo un estudio descriptivo de tipo transversal en una muestra de 100 cuidadores primarios del Instituto Nacional de Cancerología de la Ciudad de México. Para la medición de la habilidad se utilizó el instrumento "Inventario de habilidad de cuidado", que tiene tres subescalas: conocimiento, valor y paciencia. Se estimaron las correlaciones entre la sumatoria de los términos, comparándolas con las variables sociodemográficas. Resultados. El 41% de los CP fueron hombres, casados en un 77%; predominantemente fueron hijos (41% o esposos (32% del paciente. La edad mediana del CP, fue 43 años. En las habilidades del cuidador se encontró: alta puntuación para las dimensiones de conocimiento y paciencia, y baja para la de valor. Se identificó una correlación significativa entre las dimensiones de conocimiento y paciencia, mientras que la correlación de valor y paciencia fue menor. Conclusión. Las habilidades más importantes con que debe contar el CP son el conocimiento y la paciencia; el valor no mostró tal relevancia.Objetivo. Descrever as habilidades no cuidado em termos de conhecimento, valor e paciência do cuidador primário (CEP de mulheres mastectomizadas. Metodologia. Em 2010 se levou a cabo um estudo descritivo de tipo transversal numa mostra de 100 cuidadores primários do Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia da Cidade do México. Para a medição da habilidade se utilizou o instrumento "Inventário de habilidade de cuidado", que tem três sub-escalas: conhecimento, valor e paciência. Estimaram-se as correlações entre a sumatória dos termos, comparando-as com as variáveis sócio-demográficas. Resultados. O 41% dos CEP foram homens, casados num 77%; predominantemente foram filhos (41% ou esposos (32% do paciente, e a maioria tinham um trabalho

  13. Tumor pardo maxilar: Elemento diagnóstico de hiperparatiroidismo primario Maxillary brown tumor: A diagnostic tool for primary hyperparathyroidism

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    S. Gallana Álvarez

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available El hiperparatiroidismo primario es un transtorno generalizado del metabolismo óseo producido por un aumento de la secreción de hormona paratiroidea (PTH. La etiología de este transtorno es múltiple; en la forma primaria la causa de la hipersecreción de la hormona es la propia glándula, y el motivo más frecuente el adenoma paratiroideo. Los tumores pardos son lesiones óseas focales secundarias a hiperparatiroidismo. El tratamiento de elección de los tumores pardos es la extirpación del adenoma de paratiroides, ya que la normalización de la función paratiroidea debería provocar una reducción del tamaño o desaparición del tumor. Presentamos un caso de tumor pardo mandibular en un paciente con hiperparatiroidismo primario, en el cual el tumor recidivó después de la extirpación del adenoma paratiroideo. La finalidad de la presentación de este caso es recordar el interés que para el cirujano oral y maxilofacial representan las manifestaciones orales de la patología sistémica.The primary hyperparathyroidism is a generalized disorder of the osseous metabolism, caused by hypersecretion of PTH. Hyperparathyroidism has a multiple etiology. In its primary form, the hypersecretion of the hormone is caused by the gland itself, the commonest reason being parathyroid adenoma. The treatment of first choice for brown tumor is the parathyroidectomy because the normalization of parathyroid function should lead to a reduction in size or disappearance of the tumor. We present a case of the brown tumor in the mandible and primary hyperparathyroidism in whom the tumor enlarged after removal of parathyroid adenoma. Upon presentation of this report, our aim is to bring forward the significance oral manifestations of systemic pathology has for oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

  14. Pautas para el trabajo metodológico que fomenten las competencias docentes de los maestros primarios

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    MSc. Juan Carlos Pérez Castillo

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo de las competencias docentes, es un reto en el proceso de formación de los maestros primarios noveles; con el propósito de satisfacer estas demandas, se diseñaron pautas para un trabajo metodológico pertinente, al tener presente las características de la institución educativa, a partir de la introducción de resultados científicos con el método: investigación acción participativa. La dinámica de trabajo que se utilizó fue la gestión y circulación del conocimiento, se corrobora su eficacia e impacto social. Se logró cambios en el proceder de los maestros principalmente en las competencias de planificación y dirección del proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje.

  15. Melanoma Lentiginoso Acral

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    Gloria Andrea Vargas Suaza

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El melanoma lentiginoso acral (MLA es una variante rápidamente progresiva del melanoma maligno (MM. Constituye el 5-10% de todos los tipos de MM y se presenta con mayor frecuencia en pacientes de raza negra, asiáticos y latinoamericanos. En Colombia el MM se encuentra en aumento, con una incidencia de 3.5/100.000, siendo el MLA una de las variantes más comunes. La edad promedio de presentación es de 58 años, con una tasa de sobrevida menor para las personas de raza negra, asociado a un diagnóstico tardío. EL MLA se localiza en plantas, palmas y región subungueal y en su etiopatología se ha descrito la presencia de mutaciones en genes: 9p21 (p16: 67%, 11q13 (CCND1 (47%, 22q11-q13 (40% y 5p15 (20%. El diagnóstico de MLA, se ha fundamentado clásicamente en la histopatología. Herramientas de diagnóstico como la dermatoscopia, la evaluación del ganglio centinela y la determinación de alteraciones en las proteínas del ciclo celular contribuyen a la detección precoz del MLA y el MM en general.

  16. Alteraciones psíquicas y conductuales en escolares primarios hijos de padres divorciados

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    Reynerio Camejo Lluch

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio observacional y descriptivo, con el objetivo de caracterizar las alteraciones psíquicas y conductuales de los niños que son hijos de padres divorciados, pertenecientes a un área de salud del policlínico “Manuel Fajardo Rivero”, del municipio de Las Tunas, Cuba; en el período comprendido entre septiembre de 2014 y febrero de 2015. El universo estuvo constituido por 135 escolares primarios, que asistieron a la consulta de psicología infantil en el tiempo que se efectuó la investigación, de ellos se tomó una muestra de 30 niños de padres divorciados, aplicándole a padres y maestros cuestionarios para investigar la apreciación que tienen sobre los educandos, desde el punto de vista psíquico y conductual. A los alumnos se les realizó estudio psicométrico con la colaboración de los psicometristas del equipo de salud mental, para diagnosticar las posibles alteraciones psicológicas. Se llegó a la conclusión de que existen alteraciones psíquicas en la esfera cognitiva, específicamente trastornos del lenguaje y de la memoria; y en la esfera afectiva, la ansiedad y la depresión. En el área conativa se observó la hiperactividad y la agresividad

  17. Five-year economic evaluation of non-melanoma skin cancer surgery at the Costa del Sol Hospital (2006-2010).

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    Aguilar-Bernier, M; González-Carrascosa, M; Padilla-España, L; Rivas-Ruiz, F; Jiménez-Puente, A; de Troya-Martín, M

    2014-03-01

    The cost associated with treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer is expected to rise considerably over the coming decades. This important public health problem is therefore expected to have an enormous economic impact for the various public health services. To estimate the cost of the surgical-care process of non-melanoma skin cancer at the Costa del Sol Hospital and seek areas to improve its efficiency, using the activity-based costing (ABC) method and the tools designed for decision analysis. To compare the costs for hospitalized patients obtained using the ABC method with the data published by the Spanish Ministry of Health, using the diagnosis-related groups (DRG) classification system. Retrospective analysis of the cost of non-melanoma skin cancer surgery at the Costa del Sol Hospital. The total estimated cost from 2006 to 2010 was 3 398 540€. Most of the episodes (47.3%) corresponded to minor outpatient surgery. The costs of the episodes varied greatly according to the type of admission: 423€ (minor outpatient surgery), 1267€ (major outpatient surgery), and 1832€ (inpatient surgery). The average cost of an inpatient episode varied significantly depending on the calculation system used (ABC: 2328€ vs. DRG: 5674€). The ABC cost analysis system favours standardization of the care process for these tumours and the detection of areas to improve efficiency. This would enable more reliable economic studies than those obtained using traditional methods, such as the DRG. © 2013 The Authors Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology © 2013 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

  18. Asociación de colelitiasis y terapia de reemplazo de testosterona en un paciente con hipogonadismo primario

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    S. Squarza; U.G. Rossi; P. Torcia; M. Cariati

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    Resumen: Tratamos a un niño de 16 años de edad con hipogonadismo primario debido a la anorquia bilateral, que presentó cálculos biliares en la vesícula biliar con una leve dilatación del árbol biliar intrahepático. La histología de los cálculos biliares confirmó la naturaleza de colesterol de los mismos. El niño fue tratado desde la infancia con terapia de reemplazo de testosterona. Sugerimos una posible correlación entre la terapia de reemplazo de testosterona y la presencia de cálculos bili...

  19. Advances in the diagnosis of substations primary equipment by means of high sensitivity techniques; Avances en el diagnostico de equipo primario de subestaciones mediante tecnicas de alta sensibilidad

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    Garcia Colon H, V. Rodolfo; Nava G, J. Armando; Azcarraga R, Carlos G [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

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    In an electrical system, the substations primary equipment is integrated by the power transformers, the instrument transformers, the breakers and the interconnection circuits (energy cables). At the present time, the described primary equipment has been integrated in an arrangement denominated encapsulated substation that presents dimensional and aesthetic advantages in the conventional substations. Nevertheless, the isolation involved in this type of substations means new challenges when carrying out its diagnosis in a planned way or after the appearance of a fault. In this sense, the insulating and electromechanical system of the primary equipment of substations must be evaluated in a programmed way or be constantly monitored. This with the final purpose of detecting incipient problems that could evolve towards a fault or to the diminution of the electrical system reliability. [Spanish] En un sistema electrico, el equipo primario de subestaciones esta integrado por los transformadores de potencia, los transformadores de instrumento, los interruptores y los circuitos de interconexion (cables de energia). En la actualidad, el equipo primario descrito se ha integrado en un arreglo denominado subestacion encapsulada que presenta ventajas dimensionales y esteticas sobre las subestaciones convencionales. Sin embargo, el aislamiento involucrado en este tipo de subestaciones significa nuevos retos al efectuar su diagnostico de manera planeada o despues de presentarse una falla. En este sentido, el sistema aislante y electromecanico del equipo primario de subestaciones debe ser evaluado de manera programada o monitoreado constantemente. Ello con la finalidad de detectar problemas incipientes que pudieran evolucionar hacia una falla o la disminucion de la confiabilidad del sistema electrico.

  20. Autoinjerto conjuntival y membrana amniótica en la cirugía del pterigión primario Use of conjunctival autograft and amniotic membrane in primary pterygium surgery

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    Keyly Fernández García

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: comparar la efectividad del autoinjerto conjuntival y el injerto de membrana amniótica en la cirugía del pterigión primario en el Instituto Cubano de Oftalmología "Ramón Pando Ferrer" de septiembre de 2009 a septiembre de 2010. Métodos: estudio prospectivo, comparativo y aleatorio. El universo estuvo constituido por 80 pacientes (80 ojos con diagnóstico de pterigión primario que se les realizó escisión quirúrgica de la hiperplasia fibrovascular nasal primaria. Se dividieron en 2 grupos al azar simple. Al grupo A (40 ojos se le implantó injerto de membrana amniótica y al grupo B (40 ojos autoinjerto de conjuntiva. Resultados: en seis meses de seguimiento se presentaron cuatro recurrencias (10 % en el grupo A y solo dos casos en el grupo B (5 %. En ninguno de los pacientes hubo complicación. Fue más efectivo el autoinjerto conjuntival. Conclusiones: la recidiva fue más frecuente en la cirugía con membrana amniótica aunque no existió una diferencia significativa. Se consideran ambas técnicas efectivas en esta afección.Objective: to compare the effectiveness of the conjunctival autograft and the amniotic membrane graft in the primary pterygium surgery at “Ramón Pando Ferrer” Cuban Institute of Ophthalmology from September 2009 to September 2010. Methods: a prospective, random and comparative study. The universe was composed by 80 eyes from 80 patients diagnosed with primary pterygium. They had undergone the surgical excision of a primary nasal fibrovascular hyperplasia. They were divided in two single-randomized groups (A and B; the group A patients (40 eyes were implanted with amniotic membrane graft whereas those of group B (40 eyes were implanted with conjunctival autograft. Results: during the 6 month follow-up, 4 recurrences were reported (10 % in group A and only 2 in group B (5 %. No complications were presented in both groups. The conjunctival autograft was more effective. Conclusions: the relapse was more

  1. Melanoma en la región de cabeza y cuello

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    Francisco Avello Canisto

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    Full Text Available El melanoma es una neoplasia maligna producto de la degeneración y atipia del melanocito (célula formadora del pigmento melanina. Al melanocito lo encontramos en la piel (capa basal de la epidermis, globo ocular (membrana coroidea y sistema nervioso central (piamadre. La localización en cabeza y cuello, representa el 30% de todos los melanomas en general, después de las extremidades inferiores y superiores, y más de las dos terceras partes se localizan en la piel de la cara. Menos frecuente es su origen en las membranas mucosas (fosas nasales, cavidad oral, conjuntivas, donde generalmente carece de melanina. Hay casos reportados de melanoma intraocular y de glándula salival submaxilar, pero su presentación es muy rara.

  2. Absceso del psoas tuberculoso, debut en paciente inmunodeprimido:

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    Nicolás Drolett SF.; Nicolás Drolett SF.; Nakita Reyes J.; Dr. Marcelo Zamorano D.

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    RESUMEN INTRODUCCIÓN: El absceso del psoas (AP) es una patología infrecuente de difícil diagnóstico. Se clasifica en primario o secundario teniendo como factor de riesgo común la inmunodeficiencia. PRESENTACIÓN DEL CASO: Paciente masculino de 40 años sin antecedentes mórbidos. Consulta por cuadro de un mes de evolución caracterizado por dolor lumbar derecho que aumenta al flexionar el muslo ipsilateral. Se asocia compromiso del estado general, dolor abdominal, sensació...

  3. Eficacia del programa de aprendizaje de lecto-escritura “Grafito” para las alumnas del primer grado de Educación Primaria de la I.E. Nº 41031 “Madre del Divino Amor” Arequipa 2010

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    Hihuallanca Cruz, Sonia

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    La presente tesis esta enfocada en el aprendizaje de la lecto-escritura de los niños del nivel primario; en efecto estando ya en la segunda década del siglo XXI; el tema del ¿como los niños peruanos aprenden a leer y escribir? es de relevancia socio pedagógica en el sistema educativo. Por ello esta investigación busca promover desde la experiencia práctica una propuesta que no reemplaza sino complementa a los actuales modelos paradigmáticos de enseñanza de la lecto-escritura del menor. Las d...

  4. Eficiencia en la productividad desde la perspectiva del cliente interno y externo en las empresas recicladoras del plástico en el departamento de la Guajira-Colombia

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    Victor Jos Iguaran Manjarr; Ledis Esther Campo Rivadeneira

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    La finalidad del presente artículo es analizar la eficiencia en la productividad, desde la perspectiva del cliente interno y externo, en las empresas recicladoras del plástico en el departamento de la Guajira-Colombia. Se determina primero la repercusión del cliente interno, que es el personal que labora en las empresas recicladoras, el cual se considera el receptor primario de la visión, misión y estrategias formuladas para lograr la satisfacción del cliente externo. En este orden de ideas, ...

  5. Sustentabilidad ambiental en el manejo del agua y del suelo en la producción de berries. Los casos de México y Colombia

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    Quintero, Adriana Sandoval; investigadora de la UNAM, Mexico; Ospina, Carlos Eduardo; Universidad de Caldas, Manizales

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    Los sistemas de producción agropecuarios son formas en las que se organizan einterrelacionan los diferentes elementos o factores de producción, con el objetivode producir un bien primario agrícola o pecuario. El objetivo del presente trabajoes analizar el manejo del agua y del suelo en los sistemas de producción campesinofamiliar comparativamente con el sistema de producción empresarial, como factoresdeterminantes de la sustentabilidad ambiental. Se estudian dos casos: unoes la producción emp...

  6. Dinámica de la biomasa aérea en bosques primarios de Colombia y su relación con la precipitación y la altitud

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    Quinto Mosquera, Harley

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    El estudio de la biomasa aérea (BA) de los bosques tropicales es fundamental para entender el balance del C global en el contexto del cambio climático. La BA se cuantificó en un bosque primario de Salero (Chocó Biogeográfico), mediante ecuaciones diseñadas para bosques húmedos tropicales, a partir de datos de densidad de madera, diámetro (DAP) y altura de árboles (con DAP ≥ 10 cm) medidos en dos sub-parcelas permanentes (“E” y “U”) de 1 hectárea, las cuales se monitorearon en los años 1998, 2...

  7. Análisis de los posibles efectos del TLC con Estados Unidos en el subsector del maíz

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    Caicedo Bernal, Juan Felipe; Hernandez Alarcon, Daniela Alejandra; Patiño Saenz, Linda Stefania

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    En el marco del desarrollo del sector primario en Colombia, se observa la existencia de una serie de situaciones o factores adversos que le impiden alcanzar su productividad y competitividad, entre los cuales destacan los altos costos de la materia prima e insumos utilizados en los procesos productivos de siembra y cosecha, la inexistencia de políticas públicas que garanticen un verdadero apoyo al campesinado colombiano, como los subsidios y/o estrategias de protección a la produ...

  8. Cutaneous melanoma in Latin America: the need for more data El melanoma cutáneo en América Latina: la necesidad de más datos

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    Rafael A Schmerling

    2011-11-01

    información fiable a escala regional y de país sobre los datos de incidencia y mortalidad. MÉTODOS: Se realizaron búsquedas bibliográficas en las bases de datos PubMed, Embase, LILACS y Google Scholar para encontrar estudios epidemiológicos relacionados con el melanoma llevados a cabo del 1 de enero del 2000 al 31 de octubre del 2010 en Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, México, Puerto Rico y Venezuela. Se efectuó una búsqueda final de casos de melanoma mediante la consulta de los registros poblacionales de cáncer de cada país. No se realizó ningún análisis estadístico. RESULTADOS: En los seis países, la mayor parte de la investigación epidemiológica sobre el melanoma cutáneo consiste en estudios hospitalarios o estudios de casos y testigos. Muy pocos estudios informan sobre las tasas de incidencia y mortalidad. Los intentos de calcular las tasas de la enfermedad se han basado en los datos nacionales de incidencia y mortalidad, y en la información extraída de los registros de cáncer. Aunque el predominio de la ascendencia europea constituye un conocido factor de riesgo de melanoma, la asociación entre el melanoma y el grupo étnico no puede demostrarse adecuadamente en algunas de las poblaciones estudiadas. Los latinoamericanos están frecuentemente expuestos a la radiación ultravioleta como consecuencia del clima tropical, la elevada altitud y la disminución de la capa de ozono en algunas regiones. La piel bronceada se considera como saludable y bella. Aunque hace decenios que se llevan a cabo campañas de salud pública dedicadas al melanoma en América Latina, es indispensable incrementar la conciencia de esta enfermedad. Conclusiones: Existe la urgente necesidad de recopilar datos epidemiológicos precisos sobre el melanoma en América Latina. Las futuras actividades de investigación en la Región deben incluir un mayor número de estudios poblacionales extensos y específicos de cada país, que permitan evaluar comparativamente las tasas de

  9. Conocimiento sobre melanoma y prácticas de protección frente al sol en pacientes del Hospital Cullen de Santa Fe, Argentina Knowledge of melanoma and sun-protective practices in patients at José M. Cullen Hospital of Santa Fe, Argentine

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    A Loza

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Melanoma es un cáncer de piel de mortalidad alta, cuya incidencia ha aumentado mundialmente en los últimos años. El siguiente estudio está destinado a detectar el conocimiento de la población sobre melanoma y las medidas de protección frente a la radiación UV (RUV, considerando que las dos terceras partes de los casos de melanoma se asocian al sol. Objetivo general. Detectar el conocimiento sobre melanoma y las prácticas de protección solar, en pacientes que consultan en el Servicio de Dermatología e internados en Clínica Médica del Hospital José M. Cullen. Materiales y métodos. Estudio observacional, prospectivo, longitudinal y descriptivo. La población abarcó 275 pacientes, entre 16 y 85 años, voluntarios del consultorio de Dermatología e internados en Clínica Médica del Hospital José M. Cullen. Mediante el programa Statistical Package for the Social Sciences 15.0, se realizó un análisis descriptivo y la prueba de Chi cuadrado, para determinar asociación estadística, entre variables cualitativas con significancia de pBackground. Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, showing an increasing incidence worldwide over the past years. The aim of this study was to assess people's knowledge about melanoma, and their protective measures against UV radiation, considering that two-thirds of melanoma cases are associated to sun exposure. General objective. To assess the knowledge about melanoma and the sun protective practices in patients who attended the Department of Dermatology and in those admitted to the General Internal Medicine Unit of José M. Cullen Hospital. Material and methods. It was an observational, prospective, longitudinal, descriptive study. A sample of 275 participants aged between 16-85 years was included, composed of voluntary patients from the Department of Dermatology and inpatients from the General Internal Medicine Unit of José M. Cullen Hospital. The Statistical Package for

  10. Pigmented basal cell carcinoma mimicking a superficial spreading melanoma

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    Paula Hasbún Acuña

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El carcinoma basocelular es el cáncer de piel más frecuente, especialmente en personas de edad avanzada. El carcinoma basocelular pigmentado es una variante poco común que se ha descrito en la literatura como una lesión nodular hiperpigmentada. En raras ocasiones puede presentarse en forma de una extensa placa pigmentada, la cual puede ser clínicamente indistinguible del melanoma maligno de extensión superficial y de la enfermedad de Bowen. La dermatoscopía tiene una alta sensibilidad en el diagnóstico del carcinoma basocelular, cuando se utilizan los criterios de Menzies, aunque el diagnóstico final es histopatológico. El objetivo del presente trabajo es reportar y analizar el caso de una paciente con un extenso carcinoma basocelular superficial pigmentado, que simula un melanoma maligno de extensión superficial.

  11. THE PEDAGOGICAL CREATIVITY IN THE TRAINING OF THE TEACHER / LA CREATIVIDAD PEDAGÓGICA EN LA FORMACIÓN DEL DOCENTE

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    Elvira Caballero Delgado

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The present work based the design of a methodological strategy for the development of pedagogical creativity in the initial formation of the primary master. Related theorists on the process of initial formation of the primary teacher in Cuba and the development of pedagogical creativity, as well as the characterization of the current status of the creative formation of the primary master create the necessary foundation for the design of a methodological strategy to foster the development of pedagogical creativity. The development of research defines education of creativity, its operationalization in dimensions and indicators allowing you to substantiate the characteristics and relationships essential methodological strategy for their education. The results of the research are a contribution to the theory of the initial formation of the primary master and the practical significance is expressed in the design of the actions of the methodological strategy, covering the different training contexts.ResumenEl presente trabajo fundamenta el diseño de una estrategia metodológica para el desarrollo de la creatividad pedagógica en la formación inicial del maestro primario. Los referentes teóricos sobre el proceso de formación inicial del maestro primario en Cuba y del desarrollo de la creatividad pedagógica, así como la caracterización del estado actual de la formación creativa del maestro primario crean las bases necesarias del diseño de una estrategia metodológica para favorecer el desarrollo de la creatividad pedagógica. En el desarrollo de la investigación se define la educación de la creatividad, su operacionalización en dimensiones e indicadores que permite fundamentar las características y relaciones esenciales de una estrategia metodológica para su educación. Los resultados de la investigación son una contribución a la teoría de la formación inicial del maestro primario y la significación práctica se expresa en el dise

  12. AFRONTAMIENTO FAMILIAR ANTE LA PRIMERA CRISIS DEL PACIENTE PSIQUIATRICO DEL HOSPITAL MENTAL RUDESINDO SOTO EN EL SEGUNDO SEMESTRE DE 2004

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    Luz Paola Morales-Contreras

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    Full Text Available Con el propósito de determinar el grado de afrontamiento de la familia del paciente psiquiátrico ante el padecimiento de sus primeras crisis que asisten al Hospital Mental Rudesindo Soto de Cúcuta Norte de Santander, se desarrollo el presente estudio de tipo cuantitativo, descriptivo y de corte transversal. La población de estudio estuvo constituida por 40 cuidadores primarios de los pacientes con primera crisis que ingresaron al Hospital Mental Rudesindo Soto durante el periodo comprendido entre Julio y Octubre de 2004 residentes en Ia ciudad de acutal y su área metropolitana, caracterizados de acuerdo al sexo, edad, parentesco, ocupación y escolaridad, a quienes se aplico el instrumento F-COPES "Escala de Evaluación personal del funcionamiento familiar en situación de crisis", para determinar Ia utilización de los mecanismos de afrontamiento y mecanismo de defensa así como la Búsqueda de redes de apoyo social. De acuerdo al afrontamiento familiar el cuidador primario algunas veces busca redes de apoyo, casi nunca utiliza los mecanismos de defensa y los mecanismos de afrontamiento son utilizados algunas veces. Se concluye principalmente que el grado de afrontamiento de Ia familia del paciente psiquiátrico en su primera crisis es desfavorable.

  13. Metodología para el tratamiento de la reafirmación profesional en la especialidad Maestros Primarios

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    Yuderkys Bell-Speck

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    Full Text Available El trabajo metodológico dirigido al tratamiento de la reafirmación profesional en la especialidad Maestros Primarios de la Escuela Pedagógica se fundamenta en la exigencia social de formar maestros primarios con una sólida preparación, capaces de dirigir el proceso de educación y desarrollo de los escolares primarios. En el artículo se analiza cómo perfeccionar dicho proceso en el primer año de la mencionada especialidad desde el trabajo metodológico y se propone una metodología para su tratamiento dirigida por el claustrillo. La valoración de los resultados y la implementación en la práctica demuestra su pertinencia y viabilidad.

  14. Comportamiento del cáncer de piel no melanoma en Puerto Padre

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    Leonides Rojas Barly

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo, retrospectivo y transversal en pacientes portadores de cáncer de piel no melanoma, con el objetivo de describir el comportamiento de la morbilidad por este tipo de cáncer en el municipio de Puerto Padre, provincia de Las Tunas, Cuba, entre los años 2002 y 2011. La muestra fue de 742 enfermos, cuyo diagnóstico fue confirmado mediante estudio histopatológico. Para obtener la información necesaria se acudió a los registros estadísticos del hospital “Guillermo Domínguez López”. Los resultados obtenidos muestran un comportamiento ascendente en la tendencia histórica de la morbilidad de esta afección. De forma general, las tasas aumentaron a más del doble durante el decenio estudiado, al incrementarse de 28 a 65 por 100 mil habitantes en el carcinoma basocelular y de 17 a 45 en los tumores de células escamosas. El grupo de edad más afectado fue el de las personas entre 31 y 60 años y predominó el sexo masculino, con pocas variaciones en algunos años. Se incrementó el número de pacientes que requirieron una cirugía dermatológica compleja por la severidad de las lesiones

  15. Utilización de mantenedores de espacio en pacientes con pérdidas prematuras de dientes primarios

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    Natsibet Rivero García

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    Full Text Available La pérdida prematura de dientes primarios ocurre cuando estos exfolian o son extraídos antes del momento fisiológico de recambio. Objetivo: determinar la asociación entre el uso de mantenedores de espacio y las pérdidas prematuras de dientes primarios. Materiales y métodos: se realizó el estudio descriptivo, retrospectivo, longitudinal y correlacional, de 109 registros diagnósticos de pacientes entre 3-9 años, atendidos en el Postgrado de Odontología Infantil de la UCV, excluyendo aquellos con síndromes o alteraciones sistémicas. Fue evaluado el estrato socioeconómico, dientes perdidos y el uso del mantenedor de espacio Se aplicaron pruebas estadísticas descriptivas, X2 de Pearson, y T de Student (p=0,05. Resultados: la edad de la muestra fue 4,93 ± 1,5 años. La prevalencia de pérdidas prematuras fue 70,90%, la media de dientes extraídos fue 3,75 ± 2,56. La causa más frecuente fue la caries 76,5% y el diente más afectado el 64 con 11,11%. El 72,12% de los pacientes utilizó mantenedor de espacio, siendo el más usado el fijo en 52,27% No hubo asociación estadísticamente significativa entre el estrato socioeconómico con el número de dientes afectados ni con el uso o no de mantenedor de espacio. Conclusión: la prevalencia de pérdidas prematuras para este estudio fue elevada debido a las características inherentes al tipo de servicio especializado en el que se brinda atención a pacientes con requerimientos de tratamiento complejo. En la mayoría de los casos se cumplió satisfactoriamente con el uso de mantenedores de espacio como elemento de prevención de maloclusiones.

  16. Linfoma primario cutáneo difuso de células B grandes, tipo pierna (LPCDCBG-TP), localizado en cuero cabelludo

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    Felipe Fereira, Oristel I; Leonardo, Eugenio; Hernández Vázquez, Juan

    2010-01-01

    Los linfomas primarios cutáneos de células B se consideran actualmente como categoría distintiva de los linfomas primarios cutáneos y se reconocen subtipos característicos dentro de ellos. Se presenta un caso de linfoma primario cutáneo difuso de células B grandes, tipo pierna, con localización en el cuero cabelludo, donde se pudo disponer de estudios inmunohistoquímicos para su tipificación, que mostraron positividad para los marcadores CD20, bcl-2 y MUM-1, y negatividad para CD3 y bcl-6. Es...

  17. Tumores primarios de la pared torácica Primary tumors of the thorax wall

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    Bárbaro Agustín Armas Pérez

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    Full Text Available Introducción: se revisan aspectos teóricos en los tumores primarios de la pared torácica, sobre todo en la clasificación y en aspectos clínicos, diagnósticos y terapéuticos, con el propósito de conocer los resultados del tratamiento en el centro. Métodos: se realizó un estudio retrospectivo descriptivo para analizar los resultados del tratamiento quirúrgico en 22 pacientes (muestra con tumores primarios de la pared torácica, en un período de 15 años (enero de 1993 a diciembre de 2008, en los servicios de cirugía general y ortopedia del Hospital "Amalia Simoni" de Camagüey. Resultados: hubo ligero predominio del sexo femenino y del grupo de edad entre 17 a 44 años (media 39,4, la comorbilidad que predominó fue la hipertensión arterial, el hemitórax derecho fue el más afectado, y las costillas de la 1 a la 4 las más lesionadas, y predominaron las afecciones benignas, entre ellas, el osteocondroma. El tratamiento más utilizado fue la resección quirúrgica, y la complicación posoperatoria que predominó fue la bronconeumonía. El índice de recidiva tumoral fue alto, no siempre por cáncer. Hubo 4 fallecidos por enfermedad maligna avanzada, y no se presentaron muertes perioperatorias. Conclusiones: fueron comparados los resultados con los de otros reportes y se hallaron puntos de coincidencia en diversos aspectos, pero también discrepantes, se trata de unificar criterios para mejorar el diagnóstico y los resultados del tratamiento en estos enfermos. La mayoría de los pacientes no presentaron complicaciones, y la recidiva tumoral estuvo por encima de lo esperado. La resección tumoral siempre debe ser amplia. El resultado global fue satisfactorio.Introduction: the theoretical features in the primary tumors of the thorax wall, especially in the classification and clinical, diagnostic y therapeutical features were reviewed to know the results of treatment in our institution. Methods: a descriptive and retrospective study was

  18. Linfoma primario de hueso con afectación multicéntrica

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    Marcelo Graziadio

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario de hueso es una enfermedad infrecuente, que tiene una presentación y evolución diferente a los linfomas de otras localizaciones. Se presenta un caso de linfoma primario de hueso de localización craneana y esternal de rápido crecimiento. En su evolución, realizada la exéresis de la lesión primaria de calota, presentó aparición de nuevas lesiones de rápido crecimiento a nivel craneano y fémur y progresión de lesión preesternal que, con anatomía patológica de linfoma no Hodgkin difuso de células grandes B, inició R-CHOPP (ciclofosfamida, doxorrubicina, vincristina, prednisona y rituximab con rápida disminución de todas las lesiones sin evidencia de progresión al cabo de los seis ciclos.

  19. Saneamiento, educación, medio ambiente y diarreas: el caso del Conurbano Bonaerense

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    Monteverde, Malena; Cipponeri, Marcos; Angelaccio, Carlos M.

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo del estudio es analizar los efectos del déficit en servicios de saneamiento, factores socio-económicos y factores ambientales que, por sí mismos o en combinación, incrementan el riesgo de padecimiento de diarreas entre la población del Conurbano Bonaerense, una de las áreas mas densamente pobladas de la Argentina y uno de los once conglomerados urbanos más grandes del mundo. Para la medición de los efectos se utilizan datos primarios obtenidos mediante una encuesta ad-hoc y se est...

  20. Análisis del impacto de la implementación de la red internet en el sistema educativo fiscal promario del cantón Pelileo para el periodo 2005-2010

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    Viteri Galarza, Fernando Paúl

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    Sabiendo que la brecha tecnológica existente en los sectores menos favorecidos, como son las áreas rurales y urbano marginales del Ecuador, se incrementa cada vez más debido a una inexistente infraestructura de telecomunicaciones, el gobierno a través del Ministerio de Telecomunicaciones y la sociedad de la información MINTEL, ha ejecutado el proyecto de implementación de la red de internet en el sistema educativo público primario del cantón Pelileo, permitiendo a la comunidad ...

  1. Melanoma genetics

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    Read, Jazlyn; Wadt, Karin A W; Hayward, Nicholas K

    2015-01-01

    Approximately 10% of melanoma cases report a relative affected with melanoma, and a positive family history is associated with an increased risk of developing melanoma. Although the majority of genetic alterations associated with melanoma development are somatic, the underlying presence of herita......Approximately 10% of melanoma cases report a relative affected with melanoma, and a positive family history is associated with an increased risk of developing melanoma. Although the majority of genetic alterations associated with melanoma development are somatic, the underlying presence...... in a combined total of approximately 50% of familial melanoma cases, the underlying genetic basis is unexplained for the remainder of high-density melanoma families. Aside from the possibility of extremely rare mutations in a few additional high penetrance genes yet to be discovered, this suggests a likely...... polygenic component to susceptibility, and a unique level of personal melanoma risk influenced by multiple low-risk alleles and genetic modifiers. In addition to conferring a risk of cutaneous melanoma, some 'melanoma' predisposition genes have been linked to other cancers, with cancer clustering observed...

  2. El análisis histórico del trabajo agrario : cuestiones recientes

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    Sarasúa García, Carmen

    2000-01-01

    Este artículo analiza algunas de las principales contribuciones hechas en la última década al estudio de la organización del trabajo agrícola. Trata seis aspectos en concreto: la demanda de trabaja agrícola, los costes del trabajo, la oferta de trabaja (en especial las diferentes formas de definir y cuantificar la población `activa` del sector primario), la productividad agrícola, el marco institucional, y la estructura interna de la fuerza de trabajo agrícoia (la competencia entre los trabaj...

  3. Manejo no farmacológico del insomnio

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    Oviedo Lugo, Gabriel Fernando; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; Verhelst Forero, Patrick Rolando; Jordan Mondragon, Valeria

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    El insomnio es el trastorno de sueño más frecuente y, a menudo, se encuentra asociado a otros trastornos mentales. El diagnóstico se realiza cuando la queja principal es un sueño no reparador o una dificultad para iniciar o mantener el sueño y dura, al menos, tres meses. El objetivo del presente artículo es describir los diferentes modelos del insomnio primario, así como las aproximaciones terapéuticas no farmacológicas derivadas de estos esquemas. Las modalidades más comunes de tratamiento i...

  4. Mesotelioma pericárdico primario manifestado como derrame pericárdico severo

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    Viviana Quintero

    2015-01-01

    Conclusiones: El derrame pericárdico severo y recurrente puede ser la primera manifestación de un mesotelioma primario pericárdico y deberá considerarse como diagnóstico diferencial en esta presentación clínica.

  5. Modelado del sistema de enfriamiento primario en máquinas de colada de acero con cristalizador curvo//Modelling of continuos casting steel during first cooling system with curve mold

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    Yusdel Díaz‐Hernández

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En el proceso de enfriamiento primario durante la colada continua de aceros sucede una serie de transformaciones físicas que inciden directamente en la calidad final del producto. Los modelos matemáticos que explican este fenómeno no pueden ser tratados indistintamente para una instalación u otra debido a las disímiles variables implicadas en el proceso. En esta investigación se obtuvo un modelo físico- estadístico mediante regresiones múltiples sucesivas para el caudal necesario de agua en máquinas de colada continua de aceros con cristalizador curvo. Para el modelado se tuvo en cuenta las variables de operación del enfriamiento en cristalizadores curvos así como la validación estadística encondiciones de explotación en tiempo real. El modelo obtenido permitió estimar el comportamiento de las variables de control del proceso con suficiente precisión.Palabras claves: enfriamiento, solidificación, colada continua, modelado, aceración.______________________________________________________________________________AbstractIn the process of primary cooling in the continuous casting of Steel there are physical transformations that affect directly the quality of the final product. The mathematical models that explain this phenomenon cannot be applied to different installations because the variables involved in the process are different. Inthis research, a physical-statistical model was obtained through multiple and successive regression for the flow of water which is necessary in this complex process. For the modeling the variables of operations in the cured cooling systems were taken into account as well as the statistical validation in conditions ofexploitation in real time. The model permitted to predict the behavior of the variables with sufficient precision.Key words: cooling, solidifications, continuous casting, modeling, steelmaking.

  6. Particularidades del pensamiento reflexivo en el escolar primario

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    Roxanne Mastrapa-García

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    Full Text Available En Cuba la estimulación del pensamiento reflexivo desde los primeros grados de la escuela primaria constituye una necesidad, pues este permite a los escolares autorregular su proceso de aprendizaje y asumir una posición activa en la búsqueda de soluciones a los problemas que enfrentan. El objetivo de este artículo es caracterizar el concepto pensamiento reflexivo y determinar las particularidades de este en la etapa escolar. Se analizan sus principales expositores en el escenario mundial y la valoración de su situación actual en Cuba con el empleo de los métodos análisis- síntesis e histórico-lógico.

  7. Seven Non-melanoma Features to Rule Out Facial Melanoma

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    Philipp Tschandl

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Facial melanoma is difficult to diagnose and dermatoscopic features are often subtle. Dermatoscopic non-melanoma patterns may have a comparable diagnostic value. In this pilot study, facial lesions were collected retrospectively, resulting in a case set of 339 melanomas and 308 non-melanomas. Lesions were evaluated for the prevalence (> 50% of lesional surface of 7 dermatoscopic non-melanoma features: scales, white follicles, erythema/reticular vessels, reticular and/or curved lines/fingerprints, structureless brown colour, sharp demarcation, and classic criteria of seborrhoeic keratosis. Melanomas had a lower number of non-melanoma patterns (p < 0.001. Scoring a lesion suspicious when no prevalent non-melanoma pattern is found resulted in a sensitivity of 88.5% and a specificity of 66.9% for the diagnosis of melanoma. Specificity was higher for solar lentigo (78.8% and seborrhoeic keratosis (74.3% and lower for actinic keratosis (61.4% and lichenoid keratosis (25.6%. Evaluation of prevalent non-melanoma patterns can provide slightly lower sensitivity and higher specificity in detecting facial melanoma compared with already known malignant features.

  8. Efecto de substratos de la tirosinasa sobre el crecimiento del mela noma de Greene del jámster sirio (mesocricetus auratus

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    José Perea Sasiaín

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    Full Text Available En el proceso de oxidación de la L- tirosina a melanina son notables dos productos intermediarios inestables: la DOPA-quinona y el DOPA cromo (II. Es evidente que estos compuestos no inhiben el crecimiento de las células del melanoma. Sin embargo, Chevremont describió la acción mitotóxica de los compuestos de oxidación de la adrenalina: adrenocromo (III y adrenolutina (IV sobre fibroblastos en cultivo de tejidos. Riley planteó la posibilidad de una "quimioterapia racional" del melanoma utilizando la orto-fenilendiamina. Otros autores han hecho indicaciones al respecto. Personalmente hemos estado interesados en encontrar un substrato del sistema oxidativo fenolásico (tirosinasa del melanocito, capaz de generar productos tóxicos, según el concepto de "sintesis" letal de Peters. Aun cuando la especificidad de la tirosinasa del melanoma es mayor que la de los vegetales, encontramos que es capaz de oxidar rápidamente algunos derivados metilados en la cadena lateral de la DOPA y, más lentamente, ciertos  análogos de la adrenalina.

  9. Sinclair swine melanoma

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    Hook, R.R.; Berkelhammer, J.; Hamby, C.V.

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    Sinclair(S-1) miniature swine spontaneously develop melanomas which have many biologic and histologic features in common with human superficial spreading melanoma. Host control of this neoplasm was indicated by the high incidence of spontaneous regression, a decrease in tumor development with age and a decrease in progressive growth of the tumor as age of tumor development increases. Immunologic mechanisms were implicated in host control by histologic observation of a mononuclear inflammatory infiltration of tumors which lead to depigmentation and fibrosis. In vitro immunologic studies revealed that leukocytes from melanoma swine were sensitized specifically to a tumor associated antigen like substance present in extracts of cutaneous melanomas and cultured swine melanoma cells and that melanoma swine leukocytes were cytotoxic for swine melanoma cells. Furthermore, these studies suggested the existence of a common cross reactive, melanoma associated antigen shared by human and swine melanomas. Antigenic analyses of swine melanomas with mouse monoclonal antibodies developed to a single swine melanoma cell culture and with rabbit antisera developed to pooled extracts of cutaneous melanomas demonstrated the presence of tumor associated antigens in swine melanoma cell culture and cutaneous melanomas. The failure of mouse monoclonal antibodies to detect antigens in cutaneous melanoma extracts and the failure of rabbit antisera to detect antigens in melanoma cell culture extracts suggested a differential in antigen expression between swine melanoma cells grown in vitro and in vivo

  10. La depuración franquista del magisterio primario

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    Juan Manuel FERNÁNDEZ SORIA

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    Full Text Available La purga de los maestros de escuela primaria, como la de otros grupos profesionales, fue un instrumento de la represión política organizada y planificada para establecer, conservar y legitimar el «nuevo orden» sociopolítico que se implanta después la victoria militar de Franco. En este artículo planteamos tres cuestiones. La primera realiza un estado de situación sobre la naturaleza de la represión y las condiciones de la España de Franco. La represión adoptada contra el magisterio tiene sus manifestaciones específicas: es más preventiva que punitiva, tratando de disuadir la acción pedagógica de los maestros, grupo profesional que nunca mereció la confianza del nuevo régimen, ni de las fuerzas ideológicas que le sostenían, incluyendo la Iglesia católica. El segundo punto trata de clarificar esta desconfianza, que nos remite a los tiempos de la Segunda República. Tal desconfianza explica las razones de la purga de los maestros de la escuela primaria. La tercera parte explica la purga de los maestros valencianos, y aborda sus rasgos políticos y sociales, concluyendo que un grupo como éste, esencialmente sin compromiso político concreto, es reprimido por acusaciones políticas sobre todo. Mediante acusaciones no justificadas podemos confirmar entonces que la purga tuvo un carácter preventivo para los maestros, grupo que sin embargo necesitaba el régimen de Franco. Los grandes perdedores fueron no sólo los maestros sino la misma sociedad española. Una sociedad que vio cómo la nueva pedagogía del régimen de Franco cercenó y enterró un progreso muy destacado sólo unos años antes.

  11. High accuracy of family history of melanoma in Danish melanoma cases.

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    Wadt, Karin A W; Drzewiecki, Krzysztof T; Gerdes, Anne-Marie

    2015-12-01

    The incidence of melanoma in Denmark has immensely increased over the last 10 years making Denmark a high risk country for melanoma. In the last two decades multiple public campaigns have sought to increase the awareness of melanoma. Family history of melanoma is a known major risk factor but previous studies have shown that self-reported family history of melanoma is highly inaccurate. These studies are 15 years old and we wanted to examine if a higher awareness of melanoma has increased the accuracy of self-reported family history of melanoma. We examined the family history of 181 melanoma probands who reported 199 cases of melanoma in relatives, of which 135 cases where in first degree relatives. We confirmed the diagnosis of melanoma in 77% of all relatives, and in 83% of first degree relatives. In 181 probands we validated the negative family history of melanoma in 748 first degree relatives and found only 1 case of melanoma which was not reported in a 3 case melanoma family. Melanoma patients in Denmark report family history of melanoma in first and second degree relatives with a high level of accuracy with a true positive predictive value between 77 and 87%. In 99% of probands reporting a negative family history of melanoma in first degree relatives this information is correct. In clinical practice we recommend that melanoma diagnosis in relatives should be verified if possible, but even unverified reported melanoma cases in relatives should be included in the indication of genetic testing and assessment of melanoma risk in the family.

  12. ANÁLISIS PROTEÓMICO DE CULTIVOS PRIMARIOS DE TIROIDES

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    Nancy Echeverry; Blanca Laura Ortíz; Jorge Caminos

    2011-01-01

    En el presente estudio se identificaron proteínas de expresión constitutiva, como vimentina, actina, tubulina, proteína de choque térmico de 60 kDa, peroxirredoxina y la ATP sintasa mitocondrial, en cultivos primarios de tiroides normales y de carcinoma papilar de tiroides. Se establecieron las condiciones de extracción, solubilización, análisis cuantitativo y cualitativo de dichas proteínas, y se buscaron las mejores condiciones de isoelectroenfoque (IEF) en ...

  13. La vulnerabilidad fiscal del gasto social: ¿Es Diferente América Latina?

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    Se utiliza un panel desbalanceado de medio centenar de países para el período 1985-2003 con el objeto de evaluar la vulnerabilidad del gasto público social (en educación y salud) frente a las variables fiscales corrientes y la deuda pública en América Latina en comparación con el resto del mundo en desarrollo. El gasto social es significativamente más bajo en América Latina (aunque absorbe una proporción mayor del gasto primario) y es más vulnerable frente a mayores pagos de intereses de la d...

  14. ANÁLISIS DEL MANEJO DE RESIDUOS SÓLIDOS HOSPITALARIOS EN EL HOSPITAL NACIONAL CARLOS ALBERTO SEGUÍN ESCOBEDO, ESSALUD. AREQUIPA, 2009

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    ANTECEDENTES ASPECTOS LEGALES DEFINICIÓN DE RESIDUOS SOLIDOS HOSPITALARIOS CLASIFICACIÓN DE LOS RESIDUOS SOLIDOS HOSPITALARIOS RESIDUOS BIOMÉDICOS CICLO DEL MANEJO DE RESIDUOS SOLIDOS HOSPITALARIOS DIAGNOSTICO ETAPAS DEL MANEJO DE LOS RESIDUOS SOLIDOS HOSPITALARIOS ACONDICIONAMIENTO SEGREGACIÓN Y ALMACENAMIENTO PRIMARIO ALMACENAMIENTO INTERMEDIO TRANSPORTE INTERNO ALMACENAMIENTO FINAL RECOLECCIÓN EXTERNA DISPOSICIÓN FINAL TECNOLOGÍAS DE TRATAMIENTO DE RESIDUOS SOLIDOS HOSPITALARIOS CRITERIOS ...

  15. ADAM15 expression is downregulated in melanoma metastasis compared to primary melanoma

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    Ungerer, Christopher; Doberstein, Kai; Buerger, Claudia; Hardt, Katja; Boehncke, Wolf-Henning; Boehm, Beate; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Dummer, Reinhard; Mihic-Probst, Daniela; Gutwein, Paul

    2010-01-01

    Research highlights: → Strong ADAM15 expression is found in normal melanocytes. → ADAM15 expression is significantly downregulated in patients with melanoma metastasis. → TGF-β can downregulate ADAM15 expression in melanoma cells. → Overexpression of ADAM15 in melanoma cells inhibits migration, proliferation and invasion of melanoma cells. → Conclusion: ADAM15 represents an tumor suppressor protein in melanoma. -- Abstract: In a mouse melanoma metastasis model it has been recently shown that ADAM15 overexpression in melanoma cells significantly reduced the number of metastatic nodules on the lung. Unfortunately, the expression of ADAM15 in human melanoma tissue has not been determined so far. In our study, we characterized the expression of ADAM15 in tissue micro-arrays of patients with primary melanoma with melanoma metastasis. ADAM15 was expressed in melanocytes and endothelial cells of benign nevi and melanoma tissue. Importantly, ADAM15 was significantly downregulated in melanoma metastasis compared to primary melanoma. We further demonstrate that IFN-γ and TGF-β downregulate ADAM15 protein levels in melanoma cells. To investigate the role of ADAM15 in melanoma progression, we overexpressed ADAM15 in melanoma cells. Importantly, overexpression of ADAM15 in melanoma cells reduced the migration, invasion and the anchorage dependent and independent cell growth of melanoma cells. In summary, the downregulation of ADAM15 plays an important role in melanoma progression and ADAM15 act as a tumorsuppressor in melanoma.

  16. ADAM15 expression is downregulated in melanoma metastasis compared to primary melanoma

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    Ungerer, Christopher; Doberstein, Kai [Pharmazentrum Frankfurt/ZAFES, University Hospital Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Buerger, Claudia; Hardt, Katja; Boehncke, Wolf-Henning [Department of Dermatology, Clinic of the Goethe-University, Theodor-Stern-Kai, Frankfurt (Germany); Boehm, Beate [Division of Rheumatology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Pfeilschifter, Josef [Pharmazentrum Frankfurt/ZAFES, University Hospital Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Dummer, Reinhard [Department of Pathology, Institute of Surgical Pathology, University Hospital, Zurich (Switzerland); Mihic-Probst, Daniela [Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich (Switzerland); Gutwein, Paul, E-mail: p.gutwein@med.uni-frankfurt.de [Pharmazentrum Frankfurt/ZAFES, University Hospital Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    2010-10-22

    Research highlights: {yields} Strong ADAM15 expression is found in normal melanocytes. {yields} ADAM15 expression is significantly downregulated in patients with melanoma metastasis. {yields} TGF-{beta} can downregulate ADAM15 expression in melanoma cells. {yields} Overexpression of ADAM15 in melanoma cells inhibits migration, proliferation and invasion of melanoma cells. {yields} Conclusion: ADAM15 represents an tumor suppressor protein in melanoma. -- Abstract: In a mouse melanoma metastasis model it has been recently shown that ADAM15 overexpression in melanoma cells significantly reduced the number of metastatic nodules on the lung. Unfortunately, the expression of ADAM15 in human melanoma tissue has not been determined so far. In our study, we characterized the expression of ADAM15 in tissue micro-arrays of patients with primary melanoma with melanoma metastasis. ADAM15 was expressed in melanocytes and endothelial cells of benign nevi and melanoma tissue. Importantly, ADAM15 was significantly downregulated in melanoma metastasis compared to primary melanoma. We further demonstrate that IFN-{gamma} and TGF-{beta} downregulate ADAM15 protein levels in melanoma cells. To investigate the role of ADAM15 in melanoma progression, we overexpressed ADAM15 in melanoma cells. Importantly, overexpression of ADAM15 in melanoma cells reduced the migration, invasion and the anchorage dependent and independent cell growth of melanoma cells. In summary, the downregulation of ADAM15 plays an important role in melanoma progression and ADAM15 act as a tumorsuppressor in melanoma.

  17. Ocular Melanoma

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    ... is Ocular Melanoma? Leer en Español: ¿Qué es el melanoma ocular? Written By: Daniel Porter Reviewed By: Robert H Janigian Jr MD Sep. 01, 2017 Ocular melanoma (melanoma in or around the eye) is a type of cancer that develops in the cells that produce pigment. ...

  18. El Vallès Oriental : problemes induïts per l'artificialització del sòl i la preservació del medi ambient

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    Bertran, Jordi

    1994-01-01

    El paisaje y los recursos naturales del Vallès Oriental están sometidos a una fuerte presión debida a la progresiva artificialización del medio. El articulo propone una metodología para evaluar el impacto de esta presión y la cobertura de las medidas correctoras que se aplican en este campo. Así, se establece una topología de áreas que permite distinguir entre municipios desarrollados, dinámicos, primarios y desfavorecidos. A continuación se propone un índice sintético de prestación y cobertu...

  19. Communication about melanoma and risk reduction after melanoma diagnosis.

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    Rodríguez, Vivian M; Berwick, Marianne; Hay, Jennifer L

    2017-12-01

    Melanoma patients are advised to perform regular risk-reduction practices, including sun protection as well as skin self-examinations (SSEs) and physician-led examinations. Melanoma-specific communication regarding family risk and screening may promote such behaviors. To this end, associations between patients' melanoma-specific communication and risk reduction were examined. Melanoma patients (N = 169) drawn from a population-based cancer registry reported their current risk-reduction practices, perceived risk of future melanoma, and communication with physicians and relatives about melanoma risk and screening. Patients were, on average, 56 years old and 6.7 years' post diagnosis; 51% were male, 93% reported "fair/very fair" skin color, 75% completed at least some college, and 22% reported a family history of melanoma. Patients reported varying levels of regular (always/nearly always) sun protection: sunscreen use (79%), shade seeking (60%), hat use (54%), and long-sleeve shirt use (30%). Only 28% performed thorough SSE regularly, whereas 92% reported undergoing physician-led skin examinations within the past year. Participants who were female, younger, and had a higher perceived risk of future melanoma were more likely to report past communication. In adjusted analyses, communication remained uniquely associated with increased sunscreen use and SSE. Encouraging melanoma patients to have a more active role in discussions concerning melanoma risk and screening with relatives and physicians alike may be a useful strategy to promote 2 key risk-reduction practices post melanoma diagnosis and treatment. Future research is needed to identify additional strategies to improve comprehensive risk reduction in long-term melanoma patients. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  20. High accuracy of family history of melanoma in Danish melanoma cases

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    Wadt, Karin A W; Drzewiecki, Krzysztof T; Gerdes, Anne-Marie

    2015-01-01

    The incidence of melanoma in Denmark has immensely increased over the last 10 years making Denmark a high risk country for melanoma. In the last two decades multiple public campaigns have sought to increase the awareness of melanoma. Family history of melanoma is a known major risk factor...... but previous studies have shown that self-reported family history of melanoma is highly inaccurate. These studies are 15 years old and we wanted to examine if a higher awareness of melanoma has increased the accuracy of self-reported family history of melanoma. We examined the family history of 181 melanoma...

  1. Desarrollo de aceros reforzados con carburos primarios vía metalurgia líquida

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    Agote, I.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The steel reinforcement by means of the addition of primary carbides via liquid metallurgy needs to fulfill two essential requirements to be technically viable: the development of a solid reinforcing product which is appropriate to be mixed with the steel and the optimization of the metallurgic addition of these reinforcing particles into the liquid steel. Besides, the improvement of the reinforced alloy characteristics is directly related to the particles' nature of reinforcing particles, their homogeneous and uniform distribution in the matrix and their size and morphology. The manufacture of these carbides by SHS ('Self propagating High temperature Synthesis' and their addition before steel is poured into moulds allows achieving the above-mentioned conditions.

    Para que el reforzamiento de los aceros con carburos primarios vía metalurgia líquida sea técnicamente viable se requiere del desarrollo de un tipo de producto reforzante sólido, adecuado para su incorporación al acero, así como de la optimización de dicha vía metalúrgica de adición del producto reforzante al material base en estado líquido. Además, la mejora de características de la aleación reforzada es función directa de la naturaleza de las partículas, de su homogénea y uniforme distribución en la matriz y del tamaño y morfología regular de las mismas. Estas condiciones se consiguen cuando las partículas de carburo se elaboran previamente mediante la técnica SHS (selfpropagating high temperature synthesis y se añaden al baño de acero líquido previo a su colada en moldes o lingoteras.

  2. Toxicología subcrónica oral del D-003 en ratones NMRI

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    Gámez, Rafael; Noa, Miriam; Más, Rosa; Rodríguez, María; Rodeiro, Idania; Menéndez, Roberto; Hernández, Caridad; García, Haydée

    2007-01-01

    El D-003 es una mezcla de ácidos alifáticos primarios de muy alto peso molecular purificada de la cera de caña, con efectos hipolipemiante y antiagregante plaquetario demostrados experimental y clí- nicamente. Los estudios toxicológicos han investigado la toxicidad del D-003, administrado como dosis orales únicas y repetidas en ratas y perros. Este estudio investigó la toxicidad oral del D-003 administrado como dosis repetidas a ratones NMRI. Los animales se distribuyeron aleatoriamente en 4 ...

  3. Evaluación estética de seis tipos de coronas para dientes primarios

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    Héctor Alejandro Ramírez Peña

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar las preferencias estéticas en relación con el color y la forma de coronas primarias utilizadas para dientes incisivos superiores primarios, mediante la realización de una encuesta a miembros de la Academia Mexicana de Odontología Pediatrica (AMOP. Material y Métodos: Se establecieron seis grupos de estudio con seis coronas diferentes: grupo 1, coronas de zirconia EZ-Pedo; grupo 2, coronas de zirconia NuSmile Zr; grupo 3, coronas estéticas hechas en el consultorio; grupo 4, coronas de fundas de celuloide; grupo 5, coronas estéticas prefabricadas NuSmile signature; y grupo 6, coronas estéticas fenestradas. Se llevaron a cabo encuestas con la finalidad de conocer las preferencias estéticas de estas diferentes coronas, con la finalidad de conocer cuál es la mejor opción para su uso en el consultorio dental. Resultados: Noventa miembros de la AMOP realizaron una encuesta válida, y se determinó que el grupo 4 fue el mejor evaluado, seguido de los grupos 2, 5, 1, 6 y 3. Se identificaron diferencias significativas entre los diferentes grupos. Conclusiones: Las coronas de fundas de celuloide fueron seleccionadas como mejor alternativa de uso en los dientes primarios anteriores, por parte de los miembros de la AMOP; asimismo, se consideró a las coronas de zirconia como una buena opción terapéutica. Es recomendable que se implemente el tratamiento estético en dientes primarios, para realizar un tratamiento integral.

  4. Primary cilium depletion typifies cutaneous melanoma in situ and malignant melanoma.

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    Jinah Kim

    Full Text Available Cutaneous melanoma is a lethal malignancy that arises spontaneously or via in situ precursor neoplasms. While melanoma in situ and locally invasive malignant melanoma can be cured surgically, these lesions can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from melanocytic nevi. Thus, the identification of histolopathologic or molecular features that distinguish these biologically distinct lesions would represent an important advance. To this end, we determined the abundance of melanocytic primary cilia in a series of 62 cases composed of typical cutaneous melanocytic nevi, melanoma in situ, invasive melanoma, and metastatic melanoma. Primary cilia are sensory organelles that modulate developmental and adaptive signaling and notably, are substantially depleted from the neoplastic epithelium of pancreatic carcinoma at a stage equivalent to melanoma in situ. In this series, we find that while nearly all melanocytes in 22 melanocytic nevi possessed a primary cilium, a near-complete loss of this organelle was observed in 16 cases of melanoma in situ, in 16 unequivocal primary invasive melanomas, and in 8 metastatic tumors, each associated with a cutaneous primary lesion. These findings suggest that the primary cilium may be used to segregate cutaneous invasive melanoma and melanoma in situ from melanocytic nevi. Moreover, they place the loss of an organelle known to regulate oncogenic signaling at an early stage of melanoma development.

  5. Linfoma no Hodgkin primario de mama, revisión de la literatura y presentación de un caso Primary non-Hodgkin breast lymphoma, literature review and a case a presentation

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    Caridad Verdecia Cañizares

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma no Hodgkin primario de la mama es una entidad poco frecuente en pediatría y representa el 0,4 al 0,5 % de todos los tumores mamarios malignos. Debido a que carecen de características propias, tanto clínicas, citológicas como ecográficas, resulta muy difícil establecer el diagnóstico preoperatorio. Se presenta el caso de un linfoma no Hodgkin primario de la mama en una paciente de 3 años que llegó en estadio avanzado de la enfermedad, y se subraya la importancia del tratamiento en un equipo multidisciplinario.The primary non-Hodgkin breast lymphoma is a not frequent entity in children and account for the 0,4 to 0,5% of the malignant breast tumors. Due to they lack of own clinical, cytological and echography features, it is very difficult to made the preoperative diagnosis. This is the case of a primary non-Hodgkin breast lymphoma in a patient aged 3 with an advanced stage of disease, emphasizing the significance of treatment in a multidisciplinary staff.

  6. Cultivos celulares primarios de Lutzomyia shannoni (Diptera: psychodidae y estudio cariologico preliminar de la especie

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    Felio J. Bello

    1997-03-01

    Full Text Available Con el propósito de obtener una línea celular de Lutzomyia shannoni (Dyar para estudios de susceptibilidad viral y mantenimiento de parásitos, se iniciaron cultivos celulares primarios de esta especie, vectora del virus de la estomatitis vesicular en los Estados Unidos y vectora sospechosa de leishmaniasis cutánea en las Américas. A partir de embriones y larvas neonatas del flebotomineo, se realizaron explantes de tejidos embrionarios en el medio MMIVP12, suplementado con 20% de suero fetal bovino y una mezcla de antibiótico y antimicótico, los cuales fueron incubados a una temperatura promedio de 2VC, sin atmósfera de CO,. El crecimiento celular comenzó en un periodo de 85 a 88 días después de efectuadas las siembras, mediante la presencia de vesículas compuestas de células epitelioides, flotando en el medio o adheridas a pequeños fragmentos de tejidos con células en división. Previa estimulación mecánica de los cultivos, se incrementó la proliferación celular a la semana siguiente de efectuado el procedimiento; sin embargo, el proceso mitótico de las células fue lento, similar al desarrollado con Lu. longipalpis, pero diferente a los cultivos celulares derivados de mosquitos. La formación de colonias individuales, dispersas en la superficie del frasco de cultivo, se observó a los 90 días de incubación, las cuales posteriormente evolucionaron a una monocapa semiconfluente. La morfología celular fue heterogénea con predominio de tipos epitelioides. Mediante la técnica de squash, se obtuvo el cariotipo de la especie, cuyo número diploide de cromosomas fue de 8, derivados de tejidos cerebrales de larvas de IV estadio.

  7. Management of advanced melanoma

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    Nathanson, L.

    1986-01-01

    This book presents papers on the subject of management of advanced melanoma. The topics covered are: non-investigational cytotoxic agents; high-dosage chemotherapy in antologous bone marrow transplantation; Radiotherapy of melanomas; hyperthermia; ureal melanoma; surgical treatment of recurrent a metastatic melanoma; role of interferons in management of melanoma and molecular genetics of melanoma

  8. Pregnancy and melanoma.

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    Driscoll, Marcia S; Martires, Kathryn; Bieber, Amy Kalowitz; Pomeranz, Miriam Keltz; Grant-Kels, Jane M; Stein, Jennifer A

    2016-10-01

    Malignant melanoma is the most common malignancy during pregnancy, and is diagnosed during childbearing age in approximately one-third of women diagnosed with melanoma. The impact of hormonal changes during pregnancy and from iatrogenic hormones on melanoma is controversial. Women undergo immunologic changes during pregnancy that may decrease tumor surveillance. In addition, hormone receptors are found on some melanomas. In spite of these observations, the preponderance of evidence does not support a poorer prognosis for pregnancy-associated melanomas. There is also a lack of evidence that oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy worsens melanoma prognosis. Copyright © 2016 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Polimorfismo del TNF-alpha en autoinmunidad y tuberculosis.

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    Paula A. Correa

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available El factor de necrosis tumoral alfa (TNF-a está incriminado tanto en enfermedades autoinmunes como en infecciosas. En el presente estudio se examinó el polimorfismo de la región promotora -308 del gen del TNF-a en enfermedades autoinmunes [lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES, artritis reumatoidea (AR, síndrome de Sjögren primario (SSp] y en tuberculosis. La genotipificación del polimorfismo -308 del TNF-a se realizó en ADN de pacientes con AR (N=165, LES (N=118, SSp (N=67, tuberculosis (N=138 y controles sanos (N=419, mediante reacción en cadena de la polimerasa con polimorfismos en los tamaños de los fragmentos de restricción (PCR-RFLP. El alelo TNF2 se asoció con la AR (OR=1,6; IC95% 1,2-2,3, p=0,008, el LES (OR=2,3; IC95% 1,6-3,3, p

  10. Tratamiento de Artritis reumatoide con antagonistas del factor de necrosis tumoral alfa y su asociación con el desarrollo de melanoma cutáneo: revisión sistemática de la literatura y meta-análisis.

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    Aldana Silva, Carolina; Chaparro Reyes, Laura Daniela

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    Introducción: El tratamiento con antagonistas del factor de necrosis tumoral alfa (anti TNF) ha impactado el pronóstico y la calidad de vida de los pacientes con artritis reumatoide (AR) positivamente, sin embargo, se interroga un incremento en el riesgo de desarrollar melanoma. Objetivo: Conocer la asociación entre el uso de anti TNF y el desarrollo de melanoma maligno en pacientes con AR. Metodología: Se realizó una búsqueda sistemática en MEDLINE, EMBASE, COCHRANE LIBRARY y ...

  11. Intervención de enfermería sobre calidad de vida en cuidadores primarios de pacientes con cáncer

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    Bertha Margarita Lorenzo Velázquez

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La familia juega un papel primordial en la atención al paciente con cáncer en estadio terminal y por ser los principales cuidadores debemos brindarle las herramientas necesarias para lograr una mejor calidad de vida. Objetivo: Implementar una intervención educativa sobre la calidad de vida y satisfacción de cuidadores primarios de pacientes con cáncer. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional descriptivo, transversal y de intervención educativa con el objetivo de implementar una intervención de enfermería en aspectos relacionados con la calidad de vida y satisfacción de cuidadores primarios de pacientes con cáncer. Resultados: La afectación en la totalidad de las dimensiones básicas de calidad de vida y escasos conocimientos sobre atención paliativa. Una vez aplicada la intervención educativa se logró la mejoría de la calidad de vida, la satisfacción y el conocimiento de los cuidadores primarios de pacientes con cáncer. Conclusiones: Existió afectación en la totalidad de las dimensiones básicas de calidad de vida y escasos conocimientos sobre atención paliativa en los cuidadores. Una vez aplicada la intervención educativa se logró la mejoría de la calidad de vida, la satisfacción y el conocimiento de los cuidadores primarios de pacientes con cáncer.

  12. Análisis proteómico de cultivos primarios de tiroides

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    Echeverry, Nancy; Ortíz, Blanca Laura; Caminos, Jorge

    2011-01-01

    En el presente estudio se identificaron proteínas de expresión constitutiva, como vimentina, actina, tubulina, proteína de choque térmico de 60 kDa, peroxirredoxina y la ATP sintasa mitocondrial, en cultivos primarios de tiroides normales y de carcinoma papilar de tiroides. Se establecieron las condiciones de extracción, solubilización, análisis cuantitativo y cualitativo de dichas proteínas, y se buscaron las mejores condiciones de isoelectroenfoque (IEF) en ...

  13. Efecto del entrenamiento físico sobre los factores endoteliales en el sistema arterial de conejo

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    Marchio, Patricia

    2015-01-01

    Las enfermedades cardiovasculares constituyen una de las primeras causas de mortalidad en la población occidental y prácticamente el 50% se podrían prevenir con modificaciones del estilo de vida. En este sentido, la práctica regular de ejercicio físico se asocia con una reducción de entre un 20 a un 40% de la incidencia de eventos vasculares primarios y secundarios y del riesgo de muerte por enfermedad cardiovascular. Parte de estos beneficios estarían relacionados con los efectos directos y ...

  14. Reflexiones para una antropología de la parentalidad y la teoría del apego

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    Lagarde Lozano, Margarita

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    John Bowlby ha propuesto al attachement (apego) como la función activa del aparato psíquico --durante todo el ciclo de desarrollo de la vida humana-- para generar vínculos satisfactorios, estables, de seguridad, protección y servicio mutuo, que determinan la identidad y la integración de la unicidad psicosocial por encima de la agresión y los impulsos de muerte. Por otra parte Levobici propone la necesidad de abordar la parentalidad como un fenómeno derivado del narcisismo primario y de la bi...

  15. Primary malignant melanoma

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    A. Ferhat Mısır

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Malignant melanomas (MM of the oral cavity are extremely rare, accounting for 0.2% to 8.0% of all malignant melanomas. Malignant melanomas is more frequently seen at the level of the hard palate and gingiva. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for reducing morbidity. Malignant melanoma cells stain positively with antibodies to human melanoma black 45, S-100 protein, and vimentin; therefore, immunohistochemistry can play an important role in evaluating the depth of invasion and the location of metastases. A 76-year-old man developed an oral malignant melanoma, which was originally diagnosed as a bluish reactive denture hyperplasia caused by an ill-fitting lower denture. The tumor was removed surgically, and histopathological examination revealed a nodular-type MM. There was no evidence of recurrence over a 4-year follow-up period.

  16. DOCENTES, TAREAS Y ALUMNOS EN LA DEFINICIÓN DEL COMPROMISO: INVESTIGANDO EL AULA DE NIVEL PRIMARIO DE EDUCACIÓN

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    Daiana Yamila Rigo

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El artículo presenta resultados preliminares de una investigación desarrollada con alumnos y docentes de nivel primario en el área de las Ciencias Sociales. El propósito fue describir, explorar y explicar cómo el compromiso de los estudiantes se relaciona e interrelaciona con factores contextuales y la configuración de la clase. Se entiende por implicación la intensidad y la emoción con las cuales los estudiantes se involucran en el contexto de enseñanza para iniciar y llevar a cabo actividades de aprendizaje. Para la recolección de datos, se usaron cuestionarios y protocolos de observación. Los resultados muestran que la configuración de la clase se define como factor clave para atender al compromiso, asimismo, las principales conclusiones permiten apreciar que el compromiso se contagia; y el contexto de aprendizaje y el diseño de la clase son fundamentales en la implicación que los alumnos muestran hacia el aprendizaje en el área de las Ciencias Sociales.

  17. Registro de datos en un servicio de crecimiento y desarrollo infantil del nivel primario

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    J. Luis Segura

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar el tiempo empleado en el registro de datos en las consultas de los servicios de crecimiento y desarrollo en un centro de salud. Lugar: Centro de Salud Mi Perú, Dirección de Salud Callao, Perú. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio de tiempos, mediante observación directa, durante el proceso de atención a 51 usuarios en la consulta del Servicio de Crecimiento y Desarrollo. Resultados: Durante la atención a los usuarios del servicio de crecimiento y desarrollo, se usó 5 formatos para el registro de datos. Cada vez que un niño fue atendido, se registró 31 variables; una de ellas fue registrada simultáneamente en 5 formatos, 3 variables en 6 formatos y 7 en 2 formatos. La mediana de tiempo requerido para el registro manual de todos los formatos fue 2,09 minutos, equivalentes a 15,3% del tiempo total de atención a cada niño. Conclusión: El registro de datos en los servicios de crecimiento y desarrollo demanda una alta proporción del tiempo disponible para la atención a los usuarios.

  18. Primary ovarian malignant melanoma

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    Kostov Miloš

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Primary ovarian malignant melanoma is extremely rare. It usually appears in the wall of a dermoid cyst or is associated with another teratomatous component. Metastatic primary malignant melanoma to ovary from a primary melanoma elsewhere is well known and has been often reported especially in autopsy studies. Case report. We presented a case of primary ovarian malignant melanoma in a 45- year old woman, with no evidence of extraovarian primary melanoma nor teratomatous component. The tumor was unilateral, macroscopically on section presented as solid mass, dark brown to black color. Microscopically, tumor cells showed positive immunohistochemical reaction for HMB-45, melan-A and S-100 protein, and negative immunoreactivity for estrogen and progesteron receptors. Conclusion. Differentiate metastatic melanoma from rare primary ovarian malignant melanoma, in some of cases may be a histopathological diagnostic problem. Histopathological diagnosis of primary ovarian malignant melanoma should be confirmed by immunohistochemical analyses and detailed clinical search for an occult primary tumor.

  19. Burden of Melanoma

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    C. Holterhues (Cynthia)

    2011-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that arises from melanocytes. More than 95% of all melanomas occur in the skin, but rarely in the pigmented cells of the eye, meninges or mucosa. This thesis will only regard the invasive cutaneous malignant melanomas.

  20. Fear of new or recurrent melanoma after treatment for localised melanoma.

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    Bell, Katy J L; Mehta, Yachna; Turner, Robin M; Morton, Rachael L; Dieng, Mbathio; Saw, Robyn; Guitera, Pascale; McCaffery, Kirsten; Low, Donald; Low, Cynthia; Jenkins, Marisa; Irwig, Les; Webster, Angela C

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    To estimate the amount of fear of new or recurrent melanoma among people treated for localised melanoma in an Australian specialist centre. We randomly selected 400 potential participants from all those treated for localised melanoma at the Melanoma Institute Australia during 2014 (n = 902). They were asked to complete an adapted version of the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory (FCRI). We calculated summary statistics for demographics, clinical variables and total FCRI and subscale scores. Two hundred fifteen people (54%) completed the FCRI questionnaire. The overall mean severity subscale score was 15.0 (95% CI 14.0-16.1). A high proportion of participants had scores above a proposed threshold to screen for clinical fear of cancer recurrence (77% and 63% of participants with and without new or recurrent melanoma had severity subscale scores ≥13). Most participants also had scores above a threshold found to have high specificity for clinical fear of cancer recurrence (65% and 48% of participants with and without new or recurrent melanoma had severity subscale scores ≥16). The severity subscale appeared to discriminate well between groups with differing levels of risk of new or recurrent melanoma. There is a substantial amount of fear of new or recurrent melanoma among this population, despite most having a very good prognosis. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  1. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among Costa Rican elementary school children Prevalencia del sobrepeso y la obesidad entre escolares de nivel primario en Costa Rica

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    Hilda Patricia Núñez-Rivas

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Given that excessive body weight during childhood influences the development of several chronic diseases in adulthood, this study was conducted to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in urban and rural Costa Rican elementary school children. METHODS: The study was carried out from July 2000 to April 2001. A total of 1718 students ages 7-12 were selected from 34 schools in the capital city of San José and in other nearby urban and rural areas. Both younger children (ones aged 7 through 9 years and older children (ones aged 10 through 12 years with a body mass index (BMI at or above the sex-specific 85th percentile were considered overweight. The younger children were classified as being obese if their triceps skinfold was greater than or equal to the 85th percentile for age and sex using the percentiles by age for children in the United States of America as normative standards. The older children were considered obese if they had a BMI at or above the sex-specific 85th percentile and both the triceps and subscapular skinfold thickness at or above the 90th percentile. RESULTS: The prevalence of overweight was 34.5%. Children aged 7-9, boys, children from urban areas, and children of a higher socioeconomic status had a higher prevalence of overweight. The prevalence of obesity was 26.2%. A higher prevalence of obesity was found among children aged 7-9, boys, children from urban areas, and children of middle socioeconomic status. CONCLUSIONS: Given the high prevalence of obesity that we found in the Costa Rican children, primary and secondary prevention measures are needed in order to reduce the proportion of deaths due to chronic nontransmissible diseases among Costa Rican adults in the coming decades.OBJETIVO: Dado que el peso corporal excesivo durante la niñez influye en el desarrollo de varias enfermedades crónicas en la adultez, se llevó a cabo este estudio en escolares de nivel primario de áreas urbanas y rurales

  2. Coherencia sistémica e identitaria en mujeres con vaginismo primario

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    Moltedo-Perfetti, Andrés; Nardi, Bernardo; Arimatea, Emidio

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    El vaginismo es una disfunción sexual femenina que genera gran impacto en la relación de pareja. En el presente artículo se busca describir, desde la psicología cognitiva post-racionalista, aquellas características identitarias y de personalidad observadas en 50 mujeres diagnosticadas con vaginismo primario sin antecedentes de alteraciones físicas o ginecológicas y con una historia de vida sin traumas ni abusos sexuales. De acuerdo a lo observado, se trata de mujeres con una positiva visión d...

  3. Sporadic naturally occurring melanoma in dogs as a preclinical model for human melanoma.

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    Simpson, R Mark; Bastian, Boris C; Michael, Helen T; Webster, Joshua D; Prasad, Manju L; Conway, Catherine M; Prieto, Victor M; Gary, Joy M; Goldschmidt, Michael H; Esplin, D Glen; Smedley, Rebecca C; Piris, Adriano; Meuten, Donald J; Kiupel, Matti; Lee, Chyi-Chia R; Ward, Jerrold M; Dwyer, Jennifer E; Davis, Barbara J; Anver, Miriam R; Molinolo, Alfredo A; Hoover, Shelley B; Rodriguez-Canales, Jaime; Hewitt, Stephen M

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    Melanoma represents a significant malignancy in humans and dogs. Different from genetically engineered models, sporadic canine melanocytic neoplasms share several characteristics with human disease that could make dogs a more relevant preclinical model. Canine melanomas rarely arise in sun-exposed sites. Most occur in the oral cavity, with a subset having intra-epithelial malignant melanocytes mimicking the in situ component of human mucosal melanoma. The spectrum of canine melanocytic neoplasia includes benign lesions with some analogy to nevi, as well as invasive primary melanoma, and widespread metastasis. Growing evidence of distinct subtypes in humans, differing in somatic and predisposing germ-line genetic alterations, cell of origin, epidemiology, relationship to ultraviolet radiation and progression from benign to malignant tumors, may also exist in dogs. Canine and human mucosal melanomas appear to harbor BRAF, NRAS, and c-kit mutations uncommonly, compared with human cutaneous melanomas, although both species share AKT and MAPK signaling activation. We conclude that there is significant overlap in the clinical and histopathological features of canine and human mucosal melanomas. This represents opportunity to explore canine oral cavity melanoma as a preclinical model. © 2013 The Authors. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  4. Canine oral melanoma.

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    Bergman, Philip J

    2007-05-01

    Melanoma is the most common oral malignancy in the dog. Oral and/or mucosal melanoma has been routinely considered an extremely malignant tumor with a high degree of local invasiveness and high metastatic propensity. Primary tumor size has been found to be extremely prognostic. The World Health Organization staging scheme for dogs with oral melanoma is based on size, with stage I = or = 4cm tumor and/or lymph node metastasis, and stage IV = distant metastasis. Median survival times for dogs with oral melanoma treated with surgery are approximately 17 to 18, 5 to 6, and 3 months with stage I, II, and III disease, respectively. Significant negative prognostic factors include stage, size, evidence of metastasis, and a variety of histologic criteria. Standardized treatments such as surgery, coarse-fractionation radiation therapy, and chemotherapy have afforded minimal to modest stage-dependent clinical benefits and death is usually due to systemic metastasis. Numerous immunotherapeutic strategies have been employed to date with limited clinical efficacy; however, the use of xenogeneic DNA vaccines may represent a leap forward in clinical efficacy. Oral melanoma is a spontaneous syngeneic cancer occurring in outbred, immunocompetent dogs and appears to be a more clinically faithful therapeutic model for human melanoma; further use of canine melanoma as a therapeutic model for human melanoma is strongly encouraged. In addition, the development of an expanded but clinically relevant staging system incorporating the aforementioned prognostic factors is also strongly encouraged.

  5. Melanoma lentiginoso acral en una paciente adulta

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    Yoandra Seara Govea

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso clínico de una paciente ecuatoriana de 58 años, blanca, con antecedentes de hernias discales en regiones cervical y lumbar, quien hace 2 años asistió a la Consulta de Dermatología por presentar cambio de coloración en la uña del tercer dedo de la mano derecha, síntomas que se correspondían con un lentigo simple. En esta ocasión acude con destrucción de la lámina ungueal y aumento de la coloración que se extiende a todo el pulpejo del dedo, por lo cual se le realizó otra biopsia y se confirmó el diagnóstico histológico de melanoma lentiginoso acral (in situ

  6. VALIDACIÓN DEL USO DE MODELOS FOTOGRÁFICOS PARA CUANTIFICAR EL TAMAÑO DE LAS PORCIONES DE ALIMENTOS

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    López B, Laura; Longo N, Elsa; Carballido P, María; Di Carlo, Paula

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    La finalidad de esta investigación fue validar la utilidad de un atlas fotográfico para estimar el peso de las porciones de alimentos. El instrumento se probó en 76 adultos; de los cuales 34 eran profesionales y 42 eran personas con estudios primarios. Los alimentos seleccionados se pesaron previo a su consumo y posteriormente se indagó sobre la cantidad recibida, utilizando para la estimación las fotografías del atlas. El porcentaje de observaciones acertadas fue del 60.9% en el grupo con es...

  7. Melanoma during pregnancy

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    de Haan, Jorine; Lok, Christianne A; de Groot, Christianne J M

    2017-01-01

    The management of melanoma during pregnancy is challenging as maternal benefits and fetal risks need to be balanced. Here, we present an overview of the incidence, the demographic and clinical characteristics and the treatment modalities used. After analysis of obstetric, fetal and maternal outcome......, recommendations for clinical practice are provided. From the 'International Network on Cancer, Infertility and Pregnancy' database, pregnant patients with melanoma were identified and analysed. Sixty pregnancies were eligible for analysis. Fifty percent of the patients presented with advanced melanoma during...... pregnancy (14 stage III and 16 stage IV), and 27% were diagnosed with recurrent melanoma. Surgery was the main therapeutic strategy during pregnancy. Only four patients with advanced melanoma were treated during pregnancy with systemic therapy (n=1) or radiotherapy (n=3). Premature delivery was observed...

  8. Melanoma-specific marker expression in skin biopsy tissues as a tool to facilitate melanoma diagnosis.

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    Alexandrescu, Doru T; Kauffman, C Lisa; Jatkoe, Timothy A; Hartmann, Dan P; Vener, Tatiana; Wang, Haiying; Derecho, Carlo; Rajpurohit, Yashoda; Wang, Yixin; Palma, John F

    2010-07-01

    Diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma requires accurate differentiation of true malignant tumors from highly atypical lesions, which lack the capacity to develop uncontrolled proliferation and to metastasize. We used melanoma markers from previous work to differentiate benign and atypical lesions from melanoma using paraffin-embedded tissue. This critical step in diagnosis generates the most uncertainty and discrepancy between dermatopathologists. A total of 193 biopsy tissues were selected: 47 melanomas, 48 benign nevi, and 98 atypical/suspicious, including 48 atypical nevi and 50 melanomas as later assigned by expert dermatopathologists. Performance for SILV, GDF15, and L1CAM normalized to TYR in unequivocal melanoma versus benign nevi resulted in an area under the curve (AUC) of 0.94, 0.67, and 0.5, respectively. SILV also differentiated atypical cases classified as melanoma from atypical nevi with an AUC=0.74. Furthermore, SILV showed a significant difference between suspicious melanoma and each suspicious atypia group: melanoma versus severe atypia and melanoma versus moderate atypia had P-values of 0.0077 and 0.0009, respectively. SILV showed clear discrimination between melanoma and benign unequivocal cases as well as between different atypia subgroups in the group of suspicious samples. The role and potential utility of this molecular assay as an adjunct to the morphological diagnosis of melanoma are discussed.

  9. La construcción del Raumplan

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    Alfonso Díaz Segura

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available El Raumplan es uno de los términos relacionados con la arquitectura del siglo XX con más elaboración intelectual, así como una gran incidencia en la concepción del espacio habitable. En un momento en que toda Europa se sorprendía ante las obras emanadas de las nuevas ideas sobre arquitectura, Loos contrapone su teoría presumiendo de no ser moderno. Ante interminables superficies acristaladas, él prefiere los huecos pequeños y cuidadosamente ubicados. Ante el gusto por la exhibición, Loos apuesta por el placer del voyeurismo. Frente a las superficies atectónicas de sus contemporáneos, él selecciona maderas y piedras nobles para los revestimientos de sus interiores. Finalmente, mientras sus coetáneos más mediáticos diseccionan la construcción separando la estructura del cerramiento y apostando por la estructura reticular de pilares, Loos reafi su condición pre-moderna sirviéndose del muro como elemento primario de construcción y definición espacial. El Raumplan se comprende habitando el espacio y se dibuja con dificultad pero, ¿cómo se construye? Esa es la pregunta a la que intentaremos responder.

  10. Melanoma of the Skin in the Danish Cancer Registry and the Danish Melanoma Database: A Validation Study.

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    Pedersen, Sidsel Arnspang; Schmidt, Sigrun Alba Johannesdottir; Klausen, Siri; Pottegård, Anton; Friis, Søren; Hölmich, Lisbet Rosenkrantz; Gaist, David

    2018-05-01

    The nationwide Danish Cancer Registry and the Danish Melanoma Database both record data on melanoma for purposes of monitoring, quality assurance, and research. However, the data quality of the Cancer Registry and the Melanoma Database has not been formally evaluated. We estimated the positive predictive value (PPV) of melanoma diagnosis for random samples of 200 patients from the Cancer Registry (n = 200) and the Melanoma Database (n = 200) during 2004-2014, using the Danish Pathology Registry as "gold standard" reference. We further validated tumor characteristics in the Cancer Registry and the Melanoma Database. Additionally, we estimated the PPV of in situ melanoma diagnoses in the Melanoma Database, and the sensitivity of melanoma diagnoses in 2004-2014. The PPVs of melanoma in the Cancer Registry and the Melanoma Database were 97% (95% CI = 94, 99) and 100%. The sensitivity was 90% in the Cancer Registry and 77% in the Melanoma Database. The PPV of in situ melanomas in the Melanoma Database was 97% and the sensitivity was 56%. In the Melanoma Database, we observed PPVs of ulceration of 75% and Breslow thickness of 96%. The PPV of histologic subtypes varied between 87% and 100% in the Cancer Registry and 93% and 100% in the Melanoma Database. The PPVs for anatomical localization were 83%-95% in the Cancer Registry and 93%-100% in the Melanoma Database. The data quality in both the Cancer Registry and the Melanoma Database is high, supporting their use in epidemiologic studies.

  11. Evaluación del efecto de factores físico-químicos sobre cultivos celulares primarios de corto término de Apis mielífera (Hymenoptera, Apoidea

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    María Isabel Gómez Jiménez

    2004-07-01

    Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo determinar el efecto de factores físico-químicos sobre cultivos celulares primarios de corto término desarrollados a partir de hemocitos de Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apoidea. Para cumplir con este objetivo, se realizaron cultivos de hemocitos obtenidos de larvas de quinto instar de 0,1537 gramos, en las cuales se obtuvo un volumen alto de hemolinfa (45μL con una mayor cantidad de hemocitos en suspensión y alta pureza y esterilidad. Para determinar los valores de pH, osmolalidad, temperatura de incubación, medio de cultivo y concentración de estimulantes del crecimiento en los que los hemocitos presentaban mayor adaptabilidad estimada en una mayor área, morfología normal con membrana íntegra, adherencia y alto porcentaje de viabilidad, se realizaron ensayos sucesivos modificando en cada experimento uno de estos factores mientras se mantenían los otros constantes. Se realizaron observaciones, conteos y mediciones de las células en suspensión y luego de tres y 120 horas de cultivo por análisis en el programa ImageJ (1.29 de imágenes capturadas en estos lapsos de tiempo. Se encontró una viabilidad del 100% y un área mediana de 14,41 μm2 en los hemocitos en suspensión. Se estableció que las condiciones más favorables para el mantenimiento de hemocitos de Apis mellifera en cultivo fueron: pH 7,2, osmolalidad 500 mmol/kg, temperatura de incubación 27° C, medio TC-199, sin adición de suero fetal bovino y con fitohemaglutinina a 16 μg/ml, con las cuales se obtuvo luego de 120 horas de cultivo un porcentaje de viabilidad de 92,7%, área mediana de 112,42 μm2, alta cantidad de filopodios, morfología alargada y muchas vacuolas y gránulos. El suero fetal bovino y la favina a cualquier concentración tuvieron efectos nocivos sobre estas células.

  12. Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Risk of Non-Melanoma and Melanoma Skin Cancer

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    Afzal, Shoaib; Nordestgaard, Børge G; Bojesen, Stig E

    2013-01-01

    Sun exposure is a major risk factor for skin cancer and is also an important source of vitamin D. We tested the hypothesis that elevated plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-vitD) associates with increased risk of non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer in the general population. We measured plasma 25......-OH-vitD in 10,060 white individuals from the Danish general population. During 28 years of follow-up, 590 individuals developed non-melanoma skin cancer and 78 developed melanoma skin cancer. Increasing 25-OH-vitD levels, by clinical categories or by seasonally adjusted tertiles, were associated...... with increasing cumulative incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer (trend P=2 × 10(-15) and P=3 × 10(-17)) and melanoma skin cancer (P=0.003 and P=0.001). Multivariable adjusted hazard ratios of non-melanoma skin cancer were 5.04 (95% confidence interval (CI): 2.78-9.16) for 25-OH-vitD 50 vs. 60 years, 25-OH...

  13. Proyecto de ampliación del tratamiento secundario mediante humedales artificiales de macrofitas en flotación en la EDAR Novelda-Monforte del Cid

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    Tresserras Herrero, Alba

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    El proyecto en cuestión trata de la construcción de humedales artificiales de flujo superficial con macrófitas en flotación, para solventar el problema producido por el aumento de la población servida en la EDAR Novelda-Monforte del Cid. Mientras que el pretratamiento y el tratamiento primario de la EDAR son suficientes para soportar esta demanda, el tratamiento secundario necesita una ampliación para poder soportarla. Por tanto, las actuaciones a realizar en el presente proyecto se citan a c...

  14. Primary Anorectal Melanoma: An Update

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    P Carcoforo, M.T Raiji, G.M Palini, M Pedriali, U Maestroni, G Soliani, A Detroia, M.V Zanzi, A.L Manna, J.G Crompton, R.C Langan, A Stojadinovic, I Avital

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    Full Text Available The anorectum is a rare anatomic location for primary melanoma. Mucosal melanoma is a distinct biological and clinical entity from the more common cutaneous melanoma. It portrays worse prognosis than cutaneous melanoma, with distant metastases being the overwhelming cause of morbidity and mortality. Surgery is the treatment of choice, but significant controversy exists over the extent of surgical resection. We present an update on the state of the art of anorectal mucosal melanoma. To illustrate the multimodality approach to anorectal melanoma, we present a typical patient.

  15. Democracia y educación de John Dewey presente en el problema nacional de darío salas: a propósito del centenario de ambas obras

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    Jaime Caiceo Escudero

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    Full Text Available El año 2016 se celebró con diversas actividades el centenario de la publicación de una de las obras más significativas del educador norteamericano John Dewey, Democracia y Educación (1916; el año pasado (2017 se conmemoró el centenario de la obra más significativa del educador chileno Darío Salas, El Problema Nacional. Bases para la Reconstrucción de Nuestro Sistema Escolar Primario (1917. En el contexto de ambos centenarios se analiza la influencia de la obra del pedagogo norteamericano en el texto del educador chileno.

  16. Malignant melanoma - a warning

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    Volden, G.; Rajka, G.; Thune, P.; Falk, E.S.; Krogh, H.K.

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    Incidence of malignant melonoma of the skin has risen rapidly during the last decades. Mortality rates are also rising, although not so much as incidence rates. There is strong evidence that exposure to sunlight is a major factor in the etiology of melanomas. There appears to be no direct cumulative dose-response relationship, except in the case of lentigo maligna melanoma. Episodes of sunburn among children and young individuals seem to be more important as an etiologic factor for melanoma than chronic exposure to the sun. Very high risk of melanoma exists in persons with dysplastic nevus syndrome. Persons with giant congenital nevi are also at increased risk. However, many melanomas arise de novo. The intension of the authors is to reduce mortality by screening families at risk, by early detection and treatment of melanomas, and by education. 15 refs., 2 tabs

  17. Democracia y educación de John Dewey presente en el problema nacional de darío salas: a propósito del centenario de ambas obras

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    El año 2016 se celebró con diversas actividades el centenario de la publicación de una de las obras más significativas del educador norteamericano John Dewey, Democracia y Educación (1916); el año pasado (2017) se conmemoró el centenario de la obra más significativa del educador chileno Darío Salas, El Problema Nacional. Bases para la Reconstrucción de Nuestro Sistema Escolar Primario (1917). En el contexto de ambos centenarios se analiza la influencia de la obra del pedagogo norteamericano e...

  18. [Melanoma in organ transplant patients].

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    Lévêque, L; Dalac, S; Dompmartin, A; Louvet, S; Euvrard, S; Catteau, B; Hazan, M; Schollhamer, M; Aubin, F; Dreno, B; Daguin, P; Chevrant-Breton, J; Frances, C; Bismuth, M J; Tanter, Y; Lambert, D

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    The incidence of cutaneous melanoma has rapidly increased in the white population over the last decades. It has been estimated that the incidence doubles world-wide every 10 years. Different risk factors have been identified, including immunosuppression. The aim of our study-was to determine the relative risk of developing melanoma in the organ transplant population and the clinical and histological features of their melanomas. This retrospective study was conducted with the collaboration of 9 University Hospital Centers: Besançon, Brest, Caen, Dijon, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Paris (Pitié-Salpétrière) and Rennes. A questionnaire was sent to the different departments of dermatology of these hospitals to obtain information on patients who had presented a melanoma after a transplantation between 1971 and 1997. During this period, there were 12,477 organ transplant recipients in the transplantation units of these 9 hospitals. Average follow-up for these patients was about 5 years and the average duration of immunosuppressive therapy was about 4.5 years. Among 12,477 organ transplant recipients, we found 17 cases of melanoma but no data could be obtain on one case: 14 occurred in renal transplant recipients and 3 in cardiac transplant recipients. Clinical and histological data were only available in 16 patients. The average time between transplantation and diagnosis of melanoma was 63 months, but it was 5 times shorter for 2 patients who had a past history of melanoma before transplantation. Two patients had a mucosal melanoma; for the cutaneous melanomas, 2 appeared on Dubreuilh melanosis, 2 were in situ melanomas, 7 were superficial spreading melanomas and 3 were nodular melanomas. The histological review of 11 cutaneous melanomas revealed a precursor nevus in 6 cases and a weak or no stroma reaction in 7/7 cases. Complete excision of the melanoma was performed in all patients except one with anorectal melanoma. Four patients died of visceral metastasis within a mean

  19. Melanoma risk perception and prevention behavior among African-Americans: the minority melanoma paradox

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    Full Text Available Alina Goldenberg,1 Igor Vujic,2,3 Martina Sanlorenzo,2,4 Susana Ortiz-Urda2 1Department of Internal Medicine/Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, 2Mt Zion Cancer Research Center, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA; 3Department of Dermatology, The Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Academic Teaching Hospital, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 4Section of Dermatology, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy Introduction: Melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer with 75% of all skin cancer deaths within the US attributed to it. Risk factors for melanoma include ultraviolet exposure, genetic predisposition, and phenotypic characteristics (eg, fair skin and blond hair. Whites have a 27-fold higher incidence of melanoma than African-Americans (AA, but the 5-year survival is 17.8% lower for AA than Whites. It is reported continuously that AA have more advanced melanomas at diagnosis, and overall lower survival rates. This minority melanoma paradox is not well understood or studied. Objective: To explore further, the possible explanations for the difference in melanoma severity and survival in AA within the US. Methods: Qualitative review of the literature. Results: Lack of minority-targeted public education campaigns, low self-risk perception, low self-skin examinations, intrinsic virulence, vitamin D differences, and physician mistrust may play a role in the melanoma survival disparity among AA. Conclusion: Increases in public awareness of melanoma risk among AA through physician and media-guided education, higher index of suspicion among individuals and physicians, and policy changes can help to improve early detection and close the melanoma disparity gap in the future. Keywords: acral, advanced, African-American, disparity, melanoma, survival

  20. Variables físicas, químicas y biológicas del suelo sobre las poblaciones de colémbolos en Costa Rica

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    Cesar Guillen

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se ha discutido que las variables físicas, químicas y biológicas del suelo influyen sobre las poblaciones de colémbolos; sin embargo, la información acerca de la interacción de estas variables, en conjunto, con relación a la diversidad y abundancia de colémbolos, es escasa. En el presente estudio se determinó la relación entre estas variables y la diversidad y abundancia de colémbolos en los suelos de un bosque primario, un bosque secundario y un cafetal en el Parque Nacional Tapantí. El bosque primario presentó los contenidos más altos de materia orgánica y biomasa microbiana, contrario a lo sucedido con la resistencia a la penetración y el pH. Los resultados mostraron una clara asociación entre estas variables y algunas especies de colémbolos, lo cual indica que los cambios en la estructura de las comunidades de colémbolos, por efecto de los cambios en las variables físicas, químicas y biológicas del suelo, pueden ser utilizados como un bioindicador de calidad del suelo y de manejo de los ecosistemas.

  1. Utilidad de la relación aldosterona y actividad renina plasmática en el diagnóstico de hiperaldosteronismo primario

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    María Carolina Ríos

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El hiperaldosteronismo primario (HP es la forma más común de hipertensión arterial (HTA secundaria. Recientemente varios estudios sugieren que la prevalencia de esta enfermedad varía entre 5% y 15% entre la población hipertensa, y 20% para hipertensión arterial refractaria. El objetivo de este estudio fue, ante la gran variabilidad de prevalencias sobre HP según las publicaciones internacionales y pocos datos en la Argentina, aportar la prevalencia de HP en un hospital general del interior del país, relacionándolo con el grado de HTA y presencia de normokalemia. En este estudio transversal se realizó dosaje de A/ARP en 123 pacientes hipertensos, suspendiendo toda medicación que interfiriera en los dosajes hormonales; se utilizó como método confirmatorio el test de solución salina (SS para el diagnóstico de HP y la tomografía computarizada (TC de abdomen para el diagnóstico etiológico del HP. Se detectó una relación A/ARP elevada en 20 (16.4% pacientes. En 18 se realizó el test de SS, confirmando el diagnóstico de aldosteronismo en 8 (6.5% del total. En la TC, dos presentaron adenomas, y seis glándulas suprarrenales normales. Todos los pacientes con HP pertenecían al grupo II y III de HTA según el VI Joint National Committee (VI JNC y el 50% fue normokalémico. Encontramos una prevalencia de 6.5% de HP, asociado a grado II y III de hipertensión, y valores de potasio normal en la mitad de los pacientes.

  2. Transplantable Melanomas in Hamsters and Gerbils as Models for Human Melanoma. Sensitization in Melanoma Radiotherapy—From Animal Models to Clinical Trials

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    Martyna Śniegocka

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available The focus of the present review is to investigate the role of melanin in the radioprotection of melanoma and attempts to sensitize tumors to radiation by inhibiting melanogenesis. Early studies showed radical scavenging, oxygen consumption and adsorption as mechanisms of melanin radioprotection. Experimental models of melanoma in hamsters and in gerbils are described as well as their use in biochemical and radiobiological studies, including a spontaneously metastasizing ocular model. Some results from in vitro studies on the inhibition of melanogenesis are presented as well as radio-chelation therapy in experimental and clinical settings. In contrast to cutaneous melanoma, uveal melanoma is very successfully treated with radiation, both using photon and proton beams. We point out that the presence or lack of melanin pigmentation should be considered, when choosing therapeutic options, and that both the experimental and clinical data suggest that melanin could be a target for radiosensitizing melanoma cells to increase efficacy of radiotherapy against melanoma.

  3. Immunohistochemical detection of XIAP in melanoma.

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    Emanuel, Patrick O M; Phelps, Robert G; Mudgil, Adarsh; Shafir, Michail; Burstein, David E

    2008-03-01

    The X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) is the most potent of the inhibitor of apoptosis family of eight proteins. High levels of XIAP have been found in melanoma cell lines and are believed to play a role in therapeutic resistance in a number of malignancies. XIAP expression has not been investigated in clinically obtained melanoma tissue samples, nor have studies attempted to correlate XIAP expression with prognostic variables or clinical aggressiveness of melanomas. Sixty-seven patients with primary cutaneous malignant melanoma for whom clinical follow up was available were identified from the records of the Mount Sinai Hospital, comprising 37 thin melanomas (Breslow thickness 1.0 mm). Archival paraffin sections from primary lesions and corresponding metastases were stained with monoclonal anti-XIAP antibody using routine immunohistochemical methods. Six benign intradermal nevi and four in situ melanomas were XIAP negative. 9 of 37 thin melanomas (24%) were XIAP positive. In contrast, 21 of 30 (73%) thick melanomas were XIAP positive, including 3 of 4 ulcerated melanomas that were strongly positive. Over a follow-up period ranging from 6 months to 6 years, 23 melanomas metastasized (22 thick, 1 thin). In total, XIAP was immunohistochemically detected in 17 of 23 metastases (74%). Metastasis occurred in 1 of 9 XIAP-positive thin melanomas; 0 of 28 XIAP-negative thin melanomas; 17 of 22 XIAP-positive thick melanomas, and 5 of 8 XIAP-negative thick melanomas (63%). XIAP is immunohistochemically detectable nearly three times more frequently in thick compared with thin melanomas. These results suggest that XIAP elevation may be correlated with increasing melanoma thickness and tumor progression.

  4. Genetics of familial melanoma

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    Aoude, Lauren G; Wadt, Karin A W; Pritchard, Antonia L

    2015-01-01

    Twenty years ago, the first familial melanoma susceptibility gene, CDKN2A, was identified. Two years later, another high-penetrance gene, CDK4, was found to be responsible for melanoma development in some families. Progress in identifying new familial melanoma genes was subsequently slow; however...

  5. ESTRUCTURA POBLACIONAL DE Ocotea puberula EN UN BOSQUE SECUNDARIO Y PRIMARIO DE LA SELVA MIXTA MISIONERA

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    Silvana Lucia Caldato

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar la estructura de la población de Ocotea puberula (Nees et Mart. Nees (Lauraceae, en bosques de sucesión secundaria y primaria en el Nordeste de Misiones en Argentina, a 26º 15´S y 54º 15´W. Dos parcelas permanentes de muestreo de 3 hectáreas cada una fueron instaladas en el bosque secundario y primario, respectivamente. Cada parcela fue dividida en 75 subparcelas de 20 x 20 m, donde todos los individuos de Ocotea puberula de tamaño igual o superior a 20 centímetros de altura fueron registrados. Se estudió la estructura de tamaño y la distribución espacial. Ocotea puberula mostró ser una especie secundaria con un número abundante de individuos en la fase de regeneración natural en el bosque secundario, y solamente árboles adultos en el bosque primario. La especie presentó en ambos bosques un patrón agrupado de distribución espacial.

  6. Potencial del oleoturismo como diversificación económica del sector cooperativo agrario: el caso español

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    Valentín Molina Moreno

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El oleoturismo es una novedosa práctica turística al amparo de un cultivo del que España es máxima productora a nivel mundial, y cuyo impacto internacional apenas supone el 5% del mercado internacional de grasas vegetales. Es un producto que, por sus características, trasciende lo meramente alimenticio, y así visto, puede crearse en torno a él una industria dedicada a la atracción turística para, de manera simultánea, explicar el verdadero significado del aceite de oliva y crear un nuevo canal de comercialización para las cooperativas. El estudio trata de mostrar el impacto previo que tiene este tipo de práctica a través de un trabajo de investigación en el que, con una muestra de 15 países, se facilitan datos primarios sobre el grado de aceptación que tendría en la industria turística a través del sector oleícola español. Esta estrategia puede constituir una herramienta efectiva para la diversificación económica del medio rural en España.

  7. Mecanismes involucrats en la regulació del to vascular hepàtic en la cirrosi: Paper dels prostanoids vasoconstrictors i de l'estrès oxidatiu

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    Gracia-Sancho, Jorge

    2007-01-01

    La hipertensión portal es la principal complicación de la cirrosis. El factor primario en el desarrollo de hipertensión portal es el incremento de la resistencia vascular intrahepática (RVI) del hígado cirrótico. El denominado componente dinámico de la RVI es derivado de una exagerada presencia de agentes vasoconstrictores intrahepáticos, junto a una hiperrespuesta a éstos, además de una disminución en la disponibilidad de vasodilatadores y una hiporespuesta a los mismos. La presente tesis do...

  8. Sunburn, suntan and the risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma--The Western Canada Melanoma Study.

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    Elwood, J. M.; Gallagher, R. P.; Davison, J.; Hill, G. B.

    1985-01-01

    A comparison of interview data on 595 patients with newly incident cutaneous melanoma, excluding lentigo maligna melanoma and acral lentiginous melanoma, with data from comparison subjects drawn from the general population, showed that melanoma risk increased in association with the frequency and severity of past episodes of sunburn, and also that melanoma risk was higher in subjects who usually had a relatively mild degree of suntan compared to those with moderate or deep suntan in both winter and summer. The associations with sunburn and with suntan were independent. Melanoma risk is also increased in association with a tendency to burn easily and tan poorly and with pigmentation characteristics of light hair and skin colour, and history freckles; the associations with sunburn and suntan are no longer significant when these other factors are taken into account. This shows that pigmentation characteristics, and the usual skin reaction to sun, are more closely associated with melanoma risk than are sunburn and suntan histories. PMID:3978032

  9. Cure of malignant melanoma by single thermal neutron capture treatment using melanoma-seeking compounds

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    Mishima, Yutaka; Ichihashi, Masamitsu; Nakanishi, Takafumi

    1985-01-01

    Since not only malignant melanomas but also many kinds of human cancers, for example thyroid cancer and squamous cell carcinoma, synthesize their specific protein, much attention has been paid to the establishment of selective thermal neutron capture treatment of malignant melanoma as a prototype of such cancer cells. This paper presents 10 B chlorpromazine compounds and 10 B 1 -para-boronophenylalanine ( 10 B 1 -BPA) as tumor-seeking 10 B compounds which themselves possess selective affinity for the specific metabolic activity of the target cancer cells. An overview of the following studies on the effects of 10 B 1 -BPA in the thermal neutron capture treatment of melanoma is provided: 1) in vitro studies on specific enhanced melanoma cell killing effects of 10 B 1 -BPA; 2) in vivo studies on therapeutic effects of 10 B 1 -BPA using melanoma-bearing hamsters; and 3) preclinical therapeutic experiments using spontaneously occurring malignant melanoma in Duroc pig skin, including experiments in which melanoma was successfully cured. (Namekawa, K.)

  10. Naturally occurring melanomas in dogs as models for non-UV pathways of human melanomas.

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    Gillard, Marc; Cadieu, Edouard; De Brito, Clotilde; Abadie, Jérôme; Vergier, Béatrice; Devauchelle, Patrick; Degorce, Frédérique; Dréano, Stephane; Primot, Aline; Dorso, Laetitia; Lagadic, Marie; Galibert, Francis; Hédan, Benoit; Galibert, Marie-Dominique; André, Catherine

    2014-01-01

    Spontaneously occurring melanomas are frequent in dogs. They appear at the same localizations as in humans, i.e. skin, mucosal sites, nail matrix and eyes. They display variable behaviors: tumors at oral localizations are more frequent and aggressive than at other anatomical sites. Interestingly, dog melanomas are associated with strong breed predispositions and overrepresentation of black-coated dogs. Epidemiological analysis of 2350 affected dogs showed that poodles are at high risk of developing oral melanoma, while schnauzers or Beauce shepherds mostly developped cutaneous melanoma. Clinical and histopathological analyses were performed on a cohort of 153 cases with a 4-yr follow-up. Histopathological characterization showed that most canine tumors are intradermal and homologous to human rare morphological melanomas types - 'nevocytoid type' and 'animal type'-. Tumor cDNA sequencing data, obtained from 95 dogs for six genes, relevant to human melanoma classification, detected somatic mutations in oral melanoma, in NRAS and PTEN genes, at human hotspot sites, but not in BRAF. Altogether, these findings support the relevance of the dog model for comparative oncology of melanomas, especially for the elucidation of non-UV induced pathways. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  11. Uveal melanoma: Estimating prognosis

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    Swathi Kaliki

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Uveal melanoma is the most common primary malignant tumor of the eye in adults, predominantly found in Caucasians. Local tumor control of uveal melanoma is excellent, yet this malignancy is associated with relatively high mortality secondary to metastasis. Various clinical, histopathological, cytogenetic features and gene expression features help in estimating the prognosis of uveal melanoma. The clinical features associated with poor prognosis in patients with uveal melanoma include older age at presentation, male gender, larger tumor basal diameter and thickness, ciliary body location, diffuse tumor configuration, association with ocular/oculodermal melanocytosis, extraocular tumor extension, and advanced tumor staging by American Joint Committee on Cancer classification. Histopathological features suggestive of poor prognosis include epithelioid cell type, high mitotic activity, higher values of mean diameter of ten largest nucleoli, higher microvascular density, extravascular matrix patterns, tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, tumor-infiltrating macrophages, higher expression of insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor, and higher expression of human leukocyte antigen Class I and II. Monosomy 3, 1p loss, 6q loss, and 8q and those classified as Class II by gene expression are predictive of poor prognosis of uveal melanoma. In this review, we discuss the prognostic factors of uveal melanoma. A database search was performed on PubMed, using the terms "uvea," "iris," "ciliary body," "choroid," "melanoma," "uveal melanoma" and "prognosis," "metastasis," "genetic testing," "gene expression profiling." Relevant English language articles were extracted, reviewed, and referenced appropriately.

  12. Hiperparatiroidismo primario: Evolución postoperatoria a largo plazo Primary hyperparathyrodism: Postoperative long-term evolution

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    Francisco R. Spivacow

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos la evolución postoperatoria a largo plazo de 87 pacientes con hiperparatiroidismo primario. Del total, 78 mujeres y 9 varones, relación: 8.7:1. Edad media 55.3 ± 10.2 años. Antes de la cirugía el 44% presentó litiasis renal, el 70% osteopenia u osteoporosis y un 71.2% tuvo hipercalciuria. Se encontró disminución del filtrado glomerular en el 12.6%. Del total, 72 pacientes presentaron un adenoma único, dos un doble adenoma, dos hiperplasia, cuatro histología normal y en siete no se pudo disponer del resultado. El calcio sérico, el calcio iónico, el fósforo y la parathormona intacta se normalizaron en todos los pacientes postcirugía. La densitometría ósea aumentó un 6.9% en columna lumbar y un 3% en cuello de fémur. Los marcadores del remodelado óseo se normalizaron y persistieron normales a los 23 meses del seguimiento, coincidiendo con la parathormona intacta. Lo mismo sucedió con los valores de 25 OH D. Cuando se compararon pacientes con hipercalciuria inicial vs. aquellos con normocalciuria, no se encontraron diferencias en los valores basales y postcirugía en ambos grupos. En 11 pacientes con filtrado glomerular previo The long-term postoperative outcome of 87 patients with primary hyperparathyrodism is here presented. Of the total 78 were females and 9 males, ratio: 8.7:1. Mean age 55.3 ± 10.2 years. Before surgery, 44% had kidney stones, 70% had osteopenia or osteoporosis and 71.2% had hypercalciuria. Decrease renal glomerular filtration was found in 12.6%. Of the total, 72 patients had a single adenoma, two double adenoma, two hyperplasia, four had normal histology and seven could not dispose of the result. Serum calcium, ionized calcium, phosphorus and intact parathyroid hormone were normalized in all post surgery patients. Bone mineral density increased by 6.9% in lumbar spine and 3% in femoral neck. Markers of bone remodeling were normalized and persisted normal 23 months of follow-up, coinciding with

  13. Factores pronósticos del Cáncer de Mama en servicio de Oncología del Hospital General Camilo Cienfuegos. Enero 2007–2012

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    Yania Luisa Jiménez Madrigal

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Se analizaron 200 pacientes con diagnóstico de cáncer de mama, en un período de 5 años (Enero 2007 a Enero 2012 que fueron diagnosticados y tratados en la consulta especializada de mama en el Servicio de Oncología del Hospital Universitario de Sancti-Spíritus. Se estudiaron los factores pronósticos relacionados con el tumor primario, la presencia de ganglios metastásico, el tratamiento efectuado, el tiempo libre de enfermedad y el tiempo de sobrevida. Se comprobó en nuestra serie el predominio de pacientes con 60 años y más, con localización más frecuente en la mama izquierda, y el cuadrante superior-externo fue el sitio mamario más afectado. Los factores pronóstico significativos y de mayor relevancia en cuanto al tiempo libre de enfermedad y tiempo de sobrevida fueron: tamaño tumoral, status ganglionar, infiltración periganglionar y la determinación de la hormono dependencia. Se demostró que en la medida que aumenta el tamaño del tumor primario (T y la afectación ganglionar regional (N, la etapa clínica sea más avanzada y los ganglios axilares en la pieza quirúrgica metastásicos condicionan que exista mayor posibilidad de que ocurra recurrencia tumoral, con una incidencia mayor a presentar metástasis a distancia y que ocurra la muerte en estas pacientes.

  14. Evaluation of variants of melanoma-associated antigen genes and mRNA transcripts in melanomas of dogs.

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    Stell, Anneliese J; Dobson, Jane M; Scase, Timothy J; Catchpole, Brian

    2009-12-01

    OBJECTIVE-To characterize variability in melanoma-associated antigen (MAA) genes and gene expression in melanomas of dogs. ANIMALS-18 dogs with malignant melanomas and 8 healthy control dogs. PROCEDURES-cDNA was prepared from malignant melanoma biopsy specimens and from pigmented oral mucocutaneous tissues of healthy control dogs. Genomic DNA was extracted from poorly pigmented melanomas. A PCR assay was performed by use of Melan-A, SILV, or tyrosinase-specific primers. RESULTS-Splice variants of Melan-A and SILV were identified in malignant melanomas and also in healthy pigmented tissues, whereas a tyrosinase splice variant was detected in melanoma tissues only. A short interspersed nuclear element (SINE) insertion mutation was identified in the SILV gene in 1 of 10 poorly pigmented melanomas. Six novel exonic single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs; 3 synonymous and 3 nonsynonymous) were detected in the tyrosinase gene, and 1 nonsynonymous exonic SNP was detected in the SILV gene. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE-Variants of MAA mRNA were detected in malignant melanoma tissues of dogs. The importance of MAA alternative transcripts expressed in melanomas and normal pigmented tissues was unclear, but they may have represented a means of regulating melanin synthesis. The tyrosinase splice variant was detected only in melanomas and could potentially be a tumor-specific target for immunotherapy. A SILV SINE insertion mutation was identified in a melanoma from a Great Dane, a breed known to carry this mutation (associated with merle coat color). The nonsynonymous SNPs detected in tyrosinase and SILV transcripts did not appear to affect tumor pigmentation.

  15. Thick melanoma in Tuscany.

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    Chiarugi, Alessandra; Nardini, Paolo; Borgognoni, Lorenzo; Brandani, Paola; Gerlini, Gianni; Rubegni, Pietro; Lamberti, Arianna; Salvini, Camilla; Lo Scocco, Giovanni; Cecchi, Roberto; Sirna, Riccardo; Lorenzi, Stefano; Gattai, Riccardo; Battistini, Silvio; Crocetti, Emanuele

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    The epidemiologic trends of cutaneous melanoma are similar in several countries with a Western-type life style, where there is a progressive increasing incidence and a low but not decreasing mor- tality, or somewhere an increase too, especially in the older age groups. Also in Tuscany there is a steady rise in incidence with prevalence of in situ and invasive thin melanomas, with also an increase of thick melanomas. It is necessary to reduce the frequency of thick melanomas to reduce specific mortality. The objective of the current survey has been to compare, in the Tuscany population, by a case- case study, thin and thick melanoma cases, trying to find out those personal and tumour characteristics which may help to customize preventive interventions. RESULTS The results confirmed the age and the lower edu- cation level are associated with a later detection. The habit to perform skin self-examination is resulted protec- tive forward thick melanoma and also the diagnosis by a doctor. The elements emerging from the survey allow to hypothesize a group of subjects resulting at higher risk for a late diagnosis, aged over 50 and carrier of a fewer constitutional and environmental risk factors: few total and few atypical nevi, and lower sun exposure and burning. It is assumable that a part of people did not be reached from messages of prevention because does not recognize oneself in the categories of people at risk for skin cancers described in educational cam- paigns. If we want to obtain better results on diagnosis of skin melanoma we have to think a new strategy. At least to think over the educational messages discriminating people more at risk of incidence of melanoma from people more at risk to die from melanoma, and to renewed active involvement of the Gen- eral Practitioners .

  16. RARE METASTASES OF MALIGNANT MELANOMA

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    Marija Trenkić-Božinović

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Melanomas are malignant neoplasms that originate from melanocytes. The most common are on the skin and mucous membranes. Choroidal melanomas are quite different from cutaneous melanomas with regard to presentation, metastases, and treatment. We report two cases of metastatic gastric malignant melanoma of the eye and skin, with reference to the literature. The first patient was a woman aged 23 years, who underwent gastrectomy 22 months after enucleation of the eye due to malignant choroid melanoma. The second patient was a man, 72 years old, who underwent surgery 28 months before because of malignant melanoma of the skin of the forehead. Paraffin sections, 4 μm thick were stained using a classic method, as well as immunohistochemical DAKO APAAP method, using a specific S - 100 antibody and Melan A antibodies. The stomach is considered a rare place for the development of metastases. Metastases in the stomach are often limited to the submucosal as well as the serousmuscular layer, as noted in one of our patients. Metastatic melanoma of the gastrointestinal tract should be suspected in any patient with a history of malignant melanoma and new gastrointestinal symptoms. Because of the similarity between certain common histopathological types of malignant melanoma, primarily achromatic, and types of primary cancers of the stomach, the following immunohistochemical studies are needed: Melan A and S - 100 protein ( markers of malignant melanoma , as well as mucins: MUC5AC, MUC2 and CDX2 ( markers of different types of primary gastric carcinoma.

  17. Cutaneous melanoma in women

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    Mi Ryung Roh, MD

    2015-02-01

    Conclusions: The published findings on gender disparities in melanoma have yielded many advances in our understanding of this disease. Biological, environmental, and behavioral factors may explain the observed gender difference in melanoma incidence and outcome. Further research will enable us to learn more about melanoma pathogenesis, with the goal of offering better treatments and preventative advice to our patients.

  18. Animal type melanoma: a report of two cases

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    Mariângela Esther Alencar Marques

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Dificuldade potencial no diagnóstico histológico de melanomas é a dificuldade em reconhecer variantes pouco frequentes de melanoma. Entre elas, as mais desafiantes incluem exemplos de melanoma desmoplásico, melanoma nevoide, o chamado "melanoma de desvio mínimo", melanomas com proeminente síntese de pigmento ou "melanoma tipo animal" e o nevo azul maligno. Os autores descrevem dois casos de melanoma tipo animal e discute-se a importância do diagnóstico diferencial clinico-histopatológico nesses casos.A potential diagnostic pitfall in the histological assessment of melanomas is the difficulty in recognizing unusual melanoma variants. Among them, the most challenging examples comprise desmoplastic melanomas, nevoid melanomas, the so-called minimal-deviation melanoma, melanomas with prominent pigment synthesis or animal-type melanoma, and the malignant blue nevus. Two cases of animal type melanoma are reported and the importance of clinical-histopathological differential diagnosis is discussed.

  19. Expectativas y satisfacción en el tratamiento del neumotórax espontáneo primario recurrente tratado por toracotomía o cirugía torácica video-asistida Expectations and patient satisfaction related to the use of thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for treating recurrence of spontaneous primary pneumothorax

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    Jorge Ramón Lucena Olavarrieta

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar los resultados de la toracotomía con la video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS, cirugía torácica video-asistida en el tratamiento de las recurrencias del neumotórax espontáneo primario. MÉTODOS: Se revisaron los expedientes clínicos de los pacientes con neumotórax primario recurrente dividiéndose en dos grupos: pacientes sometidos a toracotomía (n = 53, grupo toracotomía y pacientes sometidos a VATS (n = 47, grupo VATS. RESULTADOS: La morbilidad fue mayor en el grupo A. Sin mortalidad en ninguno de los dos grupos. La duración de la hospitalización fue similar. Los pacientes del grupo toracotomía necesitaron más dosis de narcóticos durante períodos más largos de tiempo que los del grupo VATS (p OBJECTIVE: To compare the outcomes of thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS in the treatment of recurrence of primary spontaneous pneumothorax. METHODS: Medical records of patients presenting recurrence of primary spontaneous pneumothorax were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were divided into two groups: those who underwent conservative thoracotomy (n = 53, thoracotomy group; and those who underwent VATS (n = 47, VATS group. RESULTS: Although there were no deaths in either group and the length of hospital stays was similar between the two, there was greater morbidity in the thoracotomy group. Patients in the thoracotomy group required more pain medication for longer periods than did those in the VATS group (p < 0.05. In the thoracotomy group, the rate of recurrence was 3%. Pain was classified as insignificant at one month after the operation by 68% of patients in the VATS group and by only 21% of those in the thoracotomy group (p < 0.05. At three years after the surgical procedure, 97% of the VATS group patients considered themselves completely recovered from the operation, compared with only 79% in the thoracotomy group (p < 0.05. Chronic or intermittent pain, requiring the use of analgesics

  20. Tyrosinase expression in malignant melanoma, desmoplastic melanoma, and peripheral nerve tumors

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    Boyle, Jenny L; Haupt, Helen M; Stern, Jere B

    2002-01-01

    of tyrosinase expression in the differential diagnosis of melanoma, desmoplastic melanoma, and peripheral nerve sheath tumors. DESIGN: Immunoreactivity for tyrosinase, HMB-45 (anti-gp100 protein), S100 protein, CD34, and vimentin was studied in 70 tumors, including 15 melanomas (5 desmoplastic, 4 amelanotic, 6...... at 121 degrees C. RESULTS: All melanomas demonstrated positive immunostaining for tyrosinase, HMB-45, and S100 protein. Immunoreactivity for HMB-45 was generally stronger than that for tyrosinase in amelanotic lesions and significantly stronger in 1 of the desmoplastic lesions. The 4 pigmented...... neurofibromas were focally positive for tyrosinase, but did not stain for HMB-45. The pigmented schwannoma was focally positive for both tyrosinase and HMB-45. The malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, and dermatofibromas were nonreactive for tyrosinase and HMB-45...

  1. Nestin is expressed in HMB-45 negative melanoma cells in dermal parts of nodular melanoma.

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    Kanoh, Maho; Amoh, Yasuyuki; Tanabe, Kenichi; Maejima, Hideki; Takasu, Hiroshi; Katsuoka, Kensei

    2010-06-01

    Nestin, a marker of neural stem cells, is expressed in the stem cells of the mouse hair follicle. The nestin-expressing hair follicle stem cells can differentiate into neurons, glia, keratocytes, smooth muscle cells and melanocytes in vitro. These pluripotent nestin-expressing stem cells are keratin 15 (K15)-negative, suggesting that they are in a relatively undifferentiated state. Recent studies suggest that the epithelial stem cells are important in tumorigenesis, and nestin expression is thought to be important in tumorigenesis. In the present study, we examined the expression of the hair follicle and neural stem cell marker nestin, as well as S-100 and HMB-45, in melanoma. Nestin immunoreactivity was observed in the HMB-45-negative melanoma cells in all five cases of amelanotic nodular melanomas. Moreover, nestin immunoreactivity was observed in the dermal parts in seven of 10 cases of melanotic nodular melanomas. Especially, nestin immunoreactivity was observed in the HMB-45-negative melanoma cells in the dermal parts of all 10 cases of HMB-45-negative amelanotic and melanotic nodular melanomas. On the other hand, nestin expression was negative in 10 of 12 cases of superficial spreading melanoma. These results suggest that nestin is an important marker of HMB-45-negative melanoma cells in the dermal parts of patients with nodular melanoma.

  2. Editorial: La Medicina Familiar y los retos del Siglo XXI

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    Liliana Arias

    2006-01-01

    La medicina familiar es una disciplina académica que ha tenido un importante desarrollo en el ámbito internacional tanto en los aspectos académicos como en los asistenciales, consolidándose como la base del sistema de salud en muchos países como Cuba y otros como Canadá e Inglaterra donde el cuidado primario en salud fundamentado en promoción y prevención, la continuidad en la atención, el enfoque integral basado en los riesgos biopsicosociales, la excelencia clínica,el enfoque sistémico en l...

  3. Interpretation of Melanoma Risk Feedback in First-Degree Relatives of Melanoma Patients

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    Hay, J. L.; Baguer, C.; Li, Y.; Orlow, I.; Berwick, M.

    2012-01-01

    Little is known about how individuals might interpret brief genetic risk feedback. We examined interpretation and behavioral intentions (sun protection, skin screening) in melanoma first-degree relatives (FDRs) after exposure to brief prototypic melanoma risk feedback. Using a 3 by 2 experimental pre-post design where feedback type (high-risk mutation, gene environment, and nongenetic) and risk level (positive versus negative findings) were systematically varied, 139 melanoma FDRs were randomized to receive one of the six scenarios. All scenarios included an explicit reminder that melanoma family history increased their risk regardless of their feedback. The findings indicate main effects by risk level but not feedback type; positive findings led to heightened anticipated melanoma risk perceptions and anticipated behavioral intentions. Yet those who received negative findings often discounted their family melanoma history. As such, 25%, 30%, and 32% of those who received negative mutation, gene-environment, and nongenetic feedback, respectively, reported that their risk was similar to the general population. Given the frequency with which those who pursue genetic testing may receive negative feedback, attention is needed to identify ideal strategies to present negative genetic findings in contexts such as direct to consumer channels where extensive genetic counseling is not required.

  4. Radiation biology of malignant melanoma

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    Rofstad, E.K.; Norwegian Cancer Society, Oslo)

    1986-01-01

    The survival curves for melanoma cells exposed to single radiation doses in vitro and the specific growth delays for melanoma xenografts irradiated with single doses in vivo were found to differ considerably among individual cell lines and tumours. In fact, the differences could be almost as large as the largest differences observed among cell lines and xenografts from tumours of different histology with very different clinical radiocurability. Moreover, radiobiologic parameters that may have significant influence on tumour response to fractionated irradiation, e.g. growth rate, hypoxic fraction, reoxygenation ability, PLD-repair capacity and contact repair capacity, were found to differ greatly in magnitude among individual melanomas. This review therefore concludes that malignant melanoma is a tumour type that is very heterogeneous in radioresponsiveness, i.e. malignant melanomas should no longer be considered to be radiation resistant in general. The values of the α/β ratio derived from cell survival curves for melanoma cells irradiated in vitro and melanoma xenografts irradiated in vivo were found to cover a wide range relative to those for acutely and late responding normal tissues. Although these α/β ratios are no more than estimates of the effective α/β ratios in a clinical situation, they still indicated that hyperfractionation may be beneficial in the treatment of some melanomas, whereas others may be more efficiently treated by use of conventional fractionation regimes, either based on 2 Gy or higher doses per fraction. Consequently, optimum radiation therapy of malignant melanoma will probably require an individualized treatment strategy. In vitro assays for prediction of radiocurability and choice of treatment strategy for individual melanoma patients seem therefore highly warranted. (orig.)

  5. Prognosis of patients with transected melanomas.

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    Martires, Kathryn J; Nandi, Tina; Honda, Kord; Cooper, Kevin D; Bordeaux, Jeremy S

    2013-04-01

    The management of melanoma is directly related to Breslow's depth. Biopsying melanomas in a fashion that transects the deep margin precludes an accurate measurement of the true depth. To examine the prognosis of melanomas transected along the deep margins, as well as cases where no residual melanoma was seen on re-excision after transection. Records from a cohort of patients at one institution were examined from 1996 through 2007. Patients were considered to have "transected" melanomas if tumor cells were present on the deep margin of the biopsy. Overall survival was determined. Seven hundred fourteen patients were examined. 171 (24%) of all melanomas were transected. 101(59%) of those lacked tumor cells on re-excision. Patients with transected melanomas were older (OR = 1.03, p < .001), and had higher Breslow's depths (OR = 1.21, p < .001) than those without transected tumors. Those with no residual melanoma after transection were younger (OR = 0.98, p = .010) and more likely to have no lymph node involvement (OR = 2.23, p = .037). Neither transection (p = .760), nor lack of residual melanoma on re-excision after transection (p = .793) influenced survival. A high number of melanomas are transected at diagnosis, many of which lack visible tumor. The original Breslow's depth of transected melanomas without residual tumor on re-excision accurately predicts survival and prognosis. © 2013 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  6. Integrando información de carácter temporal y transversal en la predicción del rendimiento inicial de las salidas a bolsa

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    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo aborda el fenómeno del rendimiento inicial de las salidas a bolsa a través de modelos que consideran la cuestión tanto desde un punto de vista longitudinal como transversal. La propuesta consiste en una forma de incorporar tanto la inercia del mercado primario como información relacionada con la estructura de la colocación al estudio de casos concretos. Los resultados ponen de manifiesto una mejora substancial de la capacidad explicativa de las regresiones empleadas.

  7. Lifetime prevalence of non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer in Australian recreational and competitive surfers.

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    Climstein, Mike; Furness, James; Hing, Wayne; Walsh, Joe

    2016-07-01

    Surfing is one of the most popular outdoor aquatic activities in Australia with an estimated 2.7 million recreational surfers; however, Australia has long been recognized as having the highest incidence of melanoma in the world, and it is the most common type of cancer in young Australians. The aim of this study was to investigate the lifetime prevalence of non-melanoma [basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)] and melanoma skin cancers in Australian recreational and competitive surfers. Australian surfers were invited to complete an online surveillance survey to determine the lifetime prevalence of non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers. A total of 1348 surfers (56.9% recreational) participated in this study, of which 184 surfers reported a skin cancer (competitive n = 96, recreational n = 87). Of non-melanoma and melanoma cancers reported, BCC was the most common (6.8%), followed by melanoma (1.4%) and SCC (0.6%). The relative risk was higher (P well as significantly (P surf are advised to regularly utilize sun protection strategies (avoid peak ultraviolet radiation (10 am-3 pm), rashvest, hat and sunscreen) and primary care physicians are recommended to regularly screen their patients who surf. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  8. Genetics of uveal melanoma and cutaneous melanoma: two of a kind?

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    T. van den Bosch (Thomas); E. Kiliç (Emine); A.D.A. Paridaens (Dion); J.E.M.M. de Klein (Annelies)

    2010-01-01

    textabstractCutaneous melanoma and uveal melanoma both derive from melanocytes but show remarkable differences in tumorigenesis, mode of metastatic spread, genetic alterations, and therapeutic response. In this review we discuss the differences and similarities along with the genetic research

  9. Metastatic melanoma masquerading as a furuncle

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    Imran Aslam

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Melanoma metastasizes to the skin in about 10-17% of patients. Although there are reports of metastatic melanoma masquerading as panniculitis and erysipelas, it is very uncommon for it to present as an inflammatory skin lesion. When malignant melanoma cells invade the superficial dermal lymphatic vessels it can result in erythema, edema and induration of the overlying skin. This presentation can be problematic for clinicians if they do not suspect melanoma and choose not to biopsy the lesion. We report a case of an elderly man with a history of invasive melanoma who presented with a furuncle-like lesion that was found to be in-transit metastatic melanoma.

  10. Pediatric Melanoma and Drug Development

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    Klaus Rose

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Importance—Pediatric melanoma occurs, albeit rarely. Should patients be treated by today’s medical standards, or be subjected to medically unnecessary clinical studies? Observations—We identified international, industry-sponsored pediatric melanoma studies triggered by regulatory demands in www.clinicaltrials.gov and further pediatric melanoma studies demanded by European Union pediatric investigation plans. We retrieved related regulatory documents from the internet. We analyzed these studies for rationale and medical beneficence on the basis of physiology, pediatric clinical pharmacology and rationale. Regulatory authorities define children by chronological age, not physiologically. Newborns’ organs are immature but they develop and mature rapidly. Separate proof of efficacy in underage patients is justified formally/regulatorily but lacks medical sense. Children—especially post-puberty—and adults vis-a-vis medications are physiologically very similar. Two adolescent melanoma studies were terminated in 2016 because of waning recruitment, while five studies in pediatric melanoma and other solid tumors, triggered by European Union pediatric investigation plans, continue recruiting worldwide. Conclusions and Relevance—Regulatory-demanded pediatric melanoma studies are medically superfluous. Melanoma patients of all ages should be treated with effective combination treatment. Babies need special attention. Children need dose-finding and pharmacokinetic studies but adolescents metabolize and respond to drugs similarly to adults. Institutional Review Boards/ethics committees should suspend ongoing questionable pediatric melanoma studies and reject newly submitted questionable studies.

  11. Melanoma survivorship: research opportunities.

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    Oliveria, Susan A; Hay, Jennifer L; Geller, Alan C; Heneghan, Maureen K; McCabe, Mary S; Halpern, Allan C

    2007-03-01

    The rising incidence and mortality rates of melanoma, the most fatal form of skin cancer, are among the greatest increases of all preventable cancers over the past decade. However, because of recent advances in early detection, secondary prevention efforts, and treatment, the number of melanoma survivors is increasing. Little research has been conducted on melanoma survivors and important opportunities exist for research in this understudied population. Here, we outline the important research opportunities related to the study of melanoma survivorship and summarize the paucity of literature currently available. A computerized literature search was performed of the MEDLINE database of the National Library of Medicine from 1966-2005. The scope of the search was limited to those studies published in English. The search was conducted using the following MeSH headings: melanoma, neoplasms, skin neoplasms, survival, and survival rate. The reference lists of relevant book chapters and review articles were further reviewed, and printed materials from recent scientific meetings addressing this topic were obtained. Several factors that affect melanoma survivors warrant further study, including: physiologic long-term effects; psychosocial, behavioral, and cognitive factors; demographic characteristics; surveillance practices; recurrences, secondary primaries, and other cancers; family members of survivors; and economic issues, access to health care/life insurance. Understanding recurrence and second primary cancer risk, psychosocial and cognitive characteristics, behaviors, surveillance patterns, economic sequelae, and family issues of melanoma survivors is important from a public health standpoint to promote the health and well-being of this cohort. Melanoma is an understudied cancer, and the incidence and mortality of this disease are increasing. Describing the long term burden of this cancer and identifying factors that contribute to them will facilitate efforts to develop

  12. Melanoma Surveillance in the US: The Economic Burden of Melanoma

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    This podcast accompanies the publication of a series of articles on melanoma surveillance in the United States, available in the November supplement edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Gery Guy, from the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, discusses the economic burden of melanoma.

  13. Determinantes en la elección del tipo de combustible para cocción de alimentos en asentamientos humanos

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    Carlos Meza

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available EL ARTÍCULO PRESENTA LOS DETERMINANTES EN LA ELECCIÓN DEL TIPO DE combustible primario para cocción de alimentos en cuatro asentamientos humanos urbanos localizados en los departamentos de Managua y León. Se eligió un modelo logístico binario (Logit que permitió concluir que los factores que inciden en la elecciónson: el ingreso, los niveles de educación, el departamento al que pertenecen los barrios, número de miembros del hogar y la edad del cabeza de familia. Este estudio ofrece un punto de inicio en la discusión de los aspectos de relevancia en la demanda de combustibles a nivel urbano en Managua y León.

  14. Nail apparatus melanoma: a diagnostic opportunity Melanoma do aparelho ungueal: uma oportunidade diagnóstica

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    Ana Maria Carreño

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    Full Text Available Malignant Melanoma is a high mortality neoplasm. The involvement of the nail apparatus is rare, with only 2 out of 3 patients seeking medical attention as the result of recent nail melanocytic lesions. This results in late diagnosis and a prognosis worse than cutaneous melanoma. We report a female, presenting with ulcerative lesions with clinical and laboratory features compatible with leishmaniasis. On return after treatment initiation a longitudinal melanonychia was observed on her first right finger. Biopsy of the nail matrix was performed. Histopathology was compatible with melanoma in situ. Longitudinal melanonychia is not a specific sign for melanoma and it is important that the dermatologist should identify the suspect lesions correctly. The incidental diagnosis of nail melanoma in situ in our case significantly impacted the patient's survival.Melanoma Maligno é uma neoplasia de alta mortalidade, sendo raro o acometimento do aparelho ungueal. Apenas 2/3 dos pacientes procuram atendimento médico devido lesão melanocítica ungueal recente, tornando o diagnóstico tardio e com prognóstico pior que do melanoma cutâneo. Descreve-se um caso de paciente sexo feminino, apresentando lesões ulceradas com características clínico-laboratoriais compatíveis com leishmaniose tegumentar americana. No retorno após início do tratamento foi observada melanoníquia longitudinal no primeiro quirodáctilo direito. Realizada biópsia da matriz ungueal com histopatológico compatível com melanoma in situ. Melanoníquia longitudinal não é sinal específico de melanoma. A identificação das lesões suspeitas é importante tarefa dos dermatologistas. O diagnóstico incidental de melanoma ungueal in situ do caso relatado resultou em grande impacto na sobrevida da paciente.

  15. Lealtad en el aire: Factores reales y ficticios de la formación de la lealtad del pasajero de líneas aéreas

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    Bravo, Mercedes; Vásquez-Párraga, Arturo Z.; Zamora González, Jorge

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    Los estudios clásicos de la lealtad indican que éste es el resultado directo de la satisfacción del cliente, razón por la cual surgieron los "programas de lealtad." Este vínculo directo ha sido cuestionado en estudios recientes, según los cuales la lealtad se encuentra determinada por factores relacionales y no transaccionales. Este estudio explora dichos factores respecto de la lealtad del pasajero de líneas aéreas. Los datos primarios provienen de una encuesta en el Aeropuerto Internacional...

  16. Calidad de Imagen del Telescopio UNAM212

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    Cobos, F. J.; Teiada de Vargas, C.

    1987-05-01

    El telescopio UNAM2l2, del Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, situado en la Sierra de San Pedro Mártir (Baja California, México), cumplira en un futuro muy cercano siete años de uso para fines de investigación astronómica. Aunque en este tiempo no se ha efectuado un estudio sistemático acerca de su comportamiento óptico y de los factores que influyen en la calidad de las imágenes, se han realizado pruebas diversas, estudios parciales y reuniones especificas, cuyos resultados no siempre se han difundido ampliamente y generalmente no se han presentado por escrito. Es por ello que hemos creido necesario intentar una recopilación de la información existente para poder con ella establecer un diagnóstjco que, aunque no sea definitivo, sirva de base para futuros trabajos tendientes a optimizar el comportamiento óptico del telescopio. Es evidente que un buen número de las conclusiones que se presentan son resultado del trabajo de muchas personas ó de esfuerzos colectivos. Asimismo, hemos tratado de localizar información bibliográfica que pueda ser de utilidad. Nuestro objetivo primordial ha consistido en centrarnos en la óptica del telescopio y su calidad, pero también se han considerado otros aspectos que puedan afectar las imágenes obtenidas tales como: celda del primario, `seeing' local y externo, flexiones posibles en la estructura mecánica del telescopio, etc.

  17. Linfomas gástricos tipo Malt: experiencia en la Unidad de Gastroenterología del HSJD y revisión de la literatura

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    Martín Alonso Gámez

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    Full Text Available Los linfomas gástricos tipo MALT se originan en el tejido linfoide asociado a la mucosa. En 1983 Isaacson , denominó así a estos tumores porque derivan de un tejido linfoide organizado similar a las placas de Peyer el cual normalmente no está presente en la mucosa gástrica. Hacen parte de los linfomas gastrointestinales primarios y se clasifican en alto o bajo grado de acuerdo a sus características histológicas. Para decir que un linfoma gástrico es primario y no el resultado de una metástasis, se requieren ciertas condiciones señaladas desde 1961 por Dawson modificadas de acuerdo a los avances tecnológicos: Ausencia de adenopatías periféricas. Compromiso principalmente del estómago. Cuadro hemático normal. Histología confirmatoria.

  18. Melanoma stem cells in experimental melanoma are killed by radioimmunotherapy

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    Jandl, Thomas; Revskaya, Ekaterina; Jiang, Zewei; Harris, Matthew; Dorokhova, Olena; Tsukrov, Dina; Casadevall, Arturo; Dadachova, Ekaterina

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: In spite of recently approved B-RAF inhibitors and immunomodulating antibodies, metastatic melanoma has poor prognosis and novel treatments are needed. Melanoma stem cells (MSC) have been implicated in the resistance of this tumor to chemotherapy. Recently we demonstrated in a Phase I clinical trial in patients with metastatic melanoma that radioimmunotherapy (RIT) with 188-Rhenium( 188 Re)-6D2 antibody to melanin was a safe and effective modality. Here we investigated the interaction of MSC with RIT as a possible mechanism for RIT efficacy. Methods: Mice bearing A2058 melanoma xenografts were treated with either 1.5 mCi 188 Re-6D2 antibody, saline, unlabeled 6D2 antibody or 188 Re-labeled non-specific IgM. Results: On Day 28 post-treatment the tumor size in the RIT group was 4-times less than in controls (P < 0.001). The tumors were analyzed by immunohistochemistry and FACS for two MSC markers — chemoresistance mediator ABCB5 and H3K4 demethylase JARID1B. There were no significant differences between RIT and control groups in percentage of ABCB5 or JARID1B-positive cells in the tumor population. Our results demonstrate that unlike chemotherapy, which kills tumor cells but leaves behind MSC leading to recurrence, RIT kills MSC at the same rate as the rest of tumor cells. Conclusions: These results have two main implications for melanoma treatment and possibly other cancers. First, the susceptibility of ABCB5 + and JARID1B + cells to RIT in melanoma might be indicative of their susceptibility to antibody-targeted radiation in other cancers where they are present as well. Second, specifically targeting cancer stem cells with radiolabeled antibodies to ABCB5 or JARID1B might help to completely eradicate cancer stem cells in various cancers

  19. A challenging case of ocular melanoma.

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    Costache, Mariana; Dumitru, Adrian Vasile; Pătraşcu, Oana Maria; Popa-Cherecheanu, Daniela Alina; Bădilă, Patricia; Miu, Jeni Cătălina; Procop, Alexandru; Popa, Manuela; Tampa, Mircea Ştefan; Sajin, Maria; Simionescu, Olga; Cîrstoiu, Monica Mihaela

    2015-01-01

    Ocular melanoma is a rare malignancy found in clinical practice. In this paper, we present a case of highly aggressive ocular melanoma, which was surgically removed at the Department of Ophthalmology and diagnosed at the Department of Pathology, Emergency University Hospital, Bucharest, Romania, using conventional histopathological techniques. Uveal melanoma, a subset of ocular melanoma, has a distinct behavior in comparison to cutaneous melanoma and has a widely divergent prognosis. Approximately half of patients with ocular melanoma will develop metastatic disease, predominantly with hepatic, pulmonary or cerebral location, over a 10 to 15 years period. No systemic therapy was associated with an evident clinical outcome for patients with advanced disease and overall survival rate remains poor.

  20. Radiopharmaceuticals targeting melanoma

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    Pham, T.Q.; Berghofer, P.; Liu, X.; Greguric, I.; Dikic, B.; Ballantyne, P.; Mattner, F.; Nguyen, V.; Loc' h, C.; Katsifis, A. [Radiopharmaceuticals Research Institute, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Menai, N.S.W., Sydney (Australia)

    2008-02-15

    Melanoma is one of the most aggressive cancers known with a high rate of mortality and increasing global incidence. So, the development of radiopharmaceuticals for either diagnostic or therapeutic purposes could make enormous contributions to melanoma patient health care. We have been studying melanoma tumours through several targeting mechanisms including melanin or specific receptor based radiopharmaceuticals Structure activity studies indicate that the substitution patterns on radioiodinated benzamides significantly influence the uptake mechanism from melanin to sigma-receptor binding. Furthermore, the position of the iodine as well as the presence of key functional groups and substituents has resulted in compounds with varying degrees of activity uptake and retention in tumours. From these results, a novel molecule 2-(2-(4-(4-iodo benzyl)piperazin-1-yl)-2-oxo-ethyl)isoindoline- 1,3-dione (M.E.L.037) was synthesized, labelled with iodine-123 and evaluated for application in melanoma tumour scintigraphy and radiotherapy. The tumour imaging potential of {sup 123}IM.E.L.037 was studied in vivo in C.57 B.L./ 6 J female mice bearing the B.16 F.0. murine melanoma tumour and in BALB/c nude mice bearing the A.375 human amelanotic melanoma tumour by biodistribution, competition studies and by SPECT imaging. {sup 123}I-M.E.L.037 exhibited high and rapid uptake in the B.16 F.0 melanoma tumour at 1 h (13 % I.D./g) increasing with time to reach 25 % I.D./g at 6 h. A significant uptake was also observed in the eyes (2% I.D., at 3-6 h p.i.) of black mice. No uptake was observed in the tumour or in the eyes of nude mice bearing the A.375 tumour. Due to high uptake and long retention in the tumour and rapid body clearance, standardized uptake values(S.U.V.) of {sup 123}I-M.E.L.037 were 30 and 60, at 24 and 48 h p.i.,respectively. SPECT imaging of mice bearing the B.16 melanoma indicated the radioactivity was predominately located in the tumour followed by the eyes, while no

  1. Pediatric melanoma: incidence, treatment, and prognosis

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    Full Text Available Faiez K Saiyed,1 Emma C Hamilton,1 Mary T Austin,1,2 1Department of Pediatric Surgery, McGovern Medical School, 2Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA Abstract: The purpose of this review is to outline recent advancements in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pediatric melanoma. Despite the recent decline in incidence, it continues to be the deadliest form of skin cancer in children and adolescents. Pediatric melanoma presents differently from adult melanoma; thus, the traditional asymmetry, border irregularity, color variegation, diameter >6 mm, and evolution (ABCDE criteria have been modified to include features unique to pediatric melanoma (amelanotic, bleeding/bump, color uniformity, de novo/any diameter, evolution of mole. Surgical and medical management of pediatric melanoma continues to derive guidelines from adult melanoma treatment. However, more drug trials are being conducted to determine the specific impact of drug combinations on pediatric patients. Alongside medical and surgical treatment, prevention is a central component of battling the incidence, as ultraviolet (UV-related mutations play a central role in the vast majority of pediatric melanoma cases. Aggressive prevention measures targeting sun safety and tanning bed usage have shown positive sun-safety behavior trends, as well as the potential to decrease melanomas that manifest later in life. As research into the field of pediatric melanoma continues to expand, a prevention paradigm needs to continue on a community-wide level. Keywords: melanoma, pediatric, adolescent, childhood

  2. Immunohistochemical Analysis of Collagen IV and Laminin Expression in Spontaneous Melanoma Regression in the Melanoma-Bearing Libechov Minipig

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    Planska, Daniela; Burocziova, Monika; Strnadel, Jan; Horak, Vratislav

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    Spontaneous regression (SR) of human melanoma is a rare, well-documented phenomenon that is not still fully understood. Its detailed study cannot be performed in patients due to ethical reasons. Using the Melanoma-bearing Libechov Minipig (MeLiM) animals of various ages (from 3 weeks to 8 months) we implemented a long-term monitoring of melanoma growth and SR. We focused on immunohistochemical detection of two important extracellular matrix proteins, collagen IV and laminin, which are associated with cancer. We showed that SR of melanoma is a highly dynamic process. The expression of collagen IV and laminin correlated with changes in population of melanoma cells. Tumours of 3-week-old animals consisted primarily of melanoma cells with a granular expression of collagen IV and laminin around them. Thereafter, melanoma cells were gradually destroyed and tumour tissue was rebuilt into the connective tissue. Collagen IV expression slightly increased in tumours of 10-week-old pigs showing extracellular fibrous appearance. In tumours of older animals, areas lacking melanoma cells demonstrated a low expression and areas still containing melanoma cells a high expression of both proteins. We considered the age of 10 weeks as a turning point in the transition between tumour growth and SR of the MeLiM melanoma

  3. Molecular Classification of Melanoma

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    Tissue-based analyses of precursors, melanoma tumors and metastases within existing study populations to further understanding of the heterogeneity of melanoma and determine a predictive pattern of progression for dysplastic nevi.

  4. Sulla responsabilità civile del giudice canonico. Profili giurisdizionali

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    Beatrice Serra

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    Full Text Available Il contributo è destinato alla pubblicazione nella Rivista Ius Ecclesiae. SOMMARIO: 1. Una nuova questione di giurisdizione – 2. La vicenda che ha condotto al ricorso - 3. Due opposte chiavi di lettura: a La violazione delle norme canoniche da parte del giudice ecclesiastico quale causa di un danno ingiusto ex art. 2043 c.c. Le confessioni religiose come formazioni sociali ex art. 2 Cost. e la garanzia del diritto al giusto procedimento quale limite dell’autonomia confessionale - 4. La Chiesa cattolica quale ordinamento giuridico originario e primario. Insindacabilità dell’azione del giudice canonico quale svolgimento di un potere espressione della libertà ed autonomia riconosciuta alla Chiesa nel suo ordine- 5. I principi a fondamento della decisione delle Sezioni Unite: a Il processo canonico sulla nullità di un matrimonio concordatario è una realtà esterna ed estranea all’ordinamento statale - 6. Non ogni soggetto che svolge la funzione giudiziale canonica è ministro di culto in senso civilistico. Il sindacato statale sull’applicazione delle norme confessionali quale atto fortemente invasivo dell’autonomia confessionale. Il profilo positivo e negativo del criterio della funzionalità e il controllo del rispetto della legge penale italiana quale causa di deroga al principio di non ingerenza nell’ordine confessionale. La risoluzione del problema della “competenza delle competenze” in prospettiva canonistica - 7. Rilievi conclusivi.

  5. La distribución del tiempo y del trabajo en la enseñanza primaria en España (1900-1936

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    Full Text Available El objeto de este artículo es estudiar la distribución diaria y semanal del tiempo escolar en el grado primario de la escuela en la España de 1900 a 1936. El análisis se desarrolla desde tres puntos de partida: las propuestas teóricas de distribución y usos del tiempo, la normativa vigente, y la realidad de las prácticas escolares. Este estudio demuestra, no sólo los contrastes y las influencias recíprocas entre estos tres referentes, sino también las diferencias entre las escuelas rurales y las urbanas, las escuelas unitarias y las graduadas, y entre el tiempo escolar no flexible y uniforme y los tiempos de la vida familiar y el trabajo. Con ello se justifica la discordancia que existe entre ellos dando lugar a la asistencia irregular o al absentismo de los niños en la escuela.

  6. Estudio del CH interestelar

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    Olano, C.; Lemarchand, G.; Sanz, A. J.; Bava, J. A.

    El objetivo principal de este proyecto consiste en el estudio de la distribución y abundancia del CH en nubes interestelares a través de la observación de las líneas hiperfinas del CH en 3,3 GHz. El CH es una molécula de amplia distribución en el espacio interestelar y una de las pocas especies que han sido observadas tanto con técnicas de radio como ópticas. Desde el punto de vista tecnológico se ha desarrollado un cabezal de receptor que permitirá la realización de observaciones polarimétricas en la frecuencia de 3,3 GHz, con una temperatura del sistema de 60 K y un ancho de banda de 140 MHz, y que será instalado en el foco primario de la antena parabólica del IAR. El cabezal del receptor es capaz de detectar señales polarizadas, separando las componentes de polarización circular derecha e izquierda. Para tal fin el cabezal consta de dos ramas receptoras que amplificarán la señal y la trasladarán a una frecuencia más baja (frecuencia intermedia), permitiendo de esa forma un mejor transporte de la señal a la sala de control para su posterior procesamiento. El receptor además de tener características polarimétricas, podrá ser usado en el continuo y en la línea, utilizando las ventajas observacionales y de procesamiento de señal que actualmente posee el IAR.

  7. Eficiencia en la productividad desde la perspectiva del cliente interno y externo en las empresas recicladoras del plástico en el departamento de la Guajira-Colombia

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    Full Text Available La finalidad del presente artículo es analizar la eficiencia en la productividad, desde la perspectiva del cliente interno y externo, en las empresas recicladoras del plástico en el departamento de la Guajira-Colombia. Se determina primero la repercusión del cliente interno, que es el personal que labora en las empresas recicladoras, el cual se considera el receptor primario de la visión, misión y estrategias formuladas para lograr la satisfacción del cliente externo. En este orden de ideas, cada empleado es un cliente interno conforme recibe su insumo, información, tarea, entre otros; en tanto que al cliente externo, que es el punto vital para cualquier institución, se le conoce también desde el punto de vista del ciclo comercial como grupo objetivo que pasa por consumidor potencial, luego eventual y, por último, en habitual. En este caso, se evidencia que los recursos y logística que poseen los clientes internos para satisfacer las necesidades, deseos y expectativas de su cliente externo expresan un moderado nivel de productividad. A la vez, se generan lineamientos estratégicos de mercadeo para potencializar el proceso productivo de este sector empresarial.

  8. Linfoma no Hodgkin primario de sistema nervioso central en un paciente pediátrico sin inmunodeficiencia relacionada

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    Rocío Cárdenas-Cardos

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma no Hodgkin primario de sistema nervioso central es una afección poco frecuente en la población pediátrica. No existen (o son pocas las recomendaciones o estudios clínicos que sean útiles para definir la mejor opción terapéutica. El objetivo de este trabajo es describir el caso de una niña con linfoma primario de sistema nervioso central, sin ninguna inmunodeficiencia asociada, y realizar de una revisión cualitativa de la literatura especializada sobre esta enfermedad en niños. Se ha postulado la posibilidad de cambios citogenéticos que pudieran explicar la heterogeneidad en el comportamiento de esta enfermedad pues se ha visto que es distinto al de otros linfomas en presentaciones habituales. La experiencia de tratamiento en niños con linfoma se basa en resultados de tratamientos obtenidos en pacientes adultos, con regímenes basados principalmente en antimetabolitos como metotrexato y citarabina. Aún es controvertida la utilidad de la radioterapia craneal, la cual sólo se recomienda en casos específicos.

  9. ¿De la especulación a la endogeneidad del crecimiento?: anotaciones críticas sobre economía aurífera y Desarrollo regional en el Departamento Del cauca

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    Raúl Hernando Cortés Landázury

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Bajo el reciente auge mercantil de la minería y los recursos naturales, la planeación del desarrollo regional y el sistema de incentivos sectoriales se ha apurado a reposicionar los territorios marginados a través de jalonamientos del renglón primario, la acumulación de capital, las aglomeraciones productivas y la difusión del cambio tecnológico. El presente trabajo analiza los efectos de la coyuntura mundial sobre la estructura y la dinámica de la economía caucana reconsiderando las restricciones geográficas e institucionales del distrito minero de El Tambo-Buenos Aires a la luz de la llamada "maldición de los recursos naturales". Las conclusiones, entre otras, encuentran que el auge del oro alrededor de la noción de "distrito minero" en el occidente del departamento del Cauca parece debatirse en tres tipos de problemas. El primero, articulado a los choques del mercado mundial, el segundo es un problema de dislocación de lo regional frente al local, y en último lugar, el problema del nivel de desarrollo que evoca una tradición minera del siglo XIX cifrada en la expoliación ecológica, captura de rentas a ultranza y un esquema de sojuzgación política legitimada por el clientelismo y el azar cortoplacista.

  10. Safety of administering the canine melanoma DNA vaccine (Oncept) to cats with malignant melanoma - a retrospective study.

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    Sarbu, Luminita; Kitchell, Barbara E; Bergman, Philip J

    2017-02-01

    Objectives A xenogeneic human tyrosinase DNA vaccine was developed for treatment of dogs with oral malignant melanoma (Oncept; Merial). No studies have evaluated the safety or efficacy of this vaccine in cats. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of the canine melanoma vaccine in cats diagnosed with melanoma. Methods Medical records were reviewed from cats diagnosed with malignant melanoma and treated with the canine melanoma DNA vaccine (Oncept). Data regarding signalment, melanoma location, treatments received, vaccine adverse effects and cause of death were collected. Results A total of 114 melanoma vaccines were administered to 24 cats. Seven cats (11.4%) had clinical adverse effects from a total of 13 vaccines classified as grade 1 or 2 based on the Veterinary Cooperative Oncology Group's common terminology criteria for adverse events v1.1. These included pain on vaccine administration, brief muscle fasciculation, transient inappetence, depression, nausea and mild increase in pigmentation at the injection site. Nineteen cats were deceased at study close. The most common cause of death was melanoma (14 cats). Hematological and biochemical changes were observed in six cats, five of which had concurrent disease or treatments that likely caused or greatly contributed to the laboratory abnormalities found. Therefore, these adverse events were considered unlikely to be caused by the melanoma vaccine. One cat had transient grade 1 hypoalbuminemia, which was possibly caused by the vaccination but not thoroughly evaluated. Conclusions and relevance The canine melanoma DNA vaccine can be safely administered to cats, with minimal risk of adverse effects.

  11. Valor de la ecobiometría en el glaucoma primario de ángulo estrecho Value of ecobiometry in the primary closed-angle glaucoma

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    Ibis Sedeño Cruz

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    Full Text Available Se evalúa la importancia de la ecobiometría en el sistema diagnóstico del glaucoma primario de ángulo estrecho. A manera de ensayo clínico se estudiaron 105 ojos con esta enfermedad que se agruparon gonioscópicamente. Se les realizó ecobiometría como complemento diagnóstico. Se comprobó una relación directa de la amplitud de ángulo con la distancia axil y la profundidad de la cámara anterior y una relación inversa con el grosor del cristalino. Se observó que la profundidad de la cámara anterior menor de 2 mm constituye un alto riesgo para el desarrollo de un glaucoma agudo. El análisis ecobiométrico permitió conocer mejor el estado anatómico del ojo, facilitando una orientación terapéutica oportunaThe importance of ecobiometry for diagnosing primary closed-angle glaucoma is evaluated in this paper. 105 eyes with this diseases were clinically studied and gruoped according to the results of gonioscopy. Ecobiometry was performed as a diagnostic complement. A direct relationship between the exten of the angle and the axial distance and the depth of the anterior chamber was observed. An inversa relationship between the extent of the angle and the width of the crystalline lens was found. A depth of the anterior chamber under 2 mm is a high risk for the development of acute glaucoma. The ecobiometric analysis allowed to know the anatomical state of the eye better, making possible an opportune therapeutic guidance

  12. Malignant melanoma at a scientific laboratory

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    Shy, C.M.; Checkoway, H.; Marshall, E.G.

    1985-01-01

    The general consensus of the seven reviewers is that occupational exposures at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have not been established as a causal factor for the observed excess of malignant melanoma. Several observations support the impression that some or all of the observed melanoma excess may be attributable to intense surveillance and enhanced detection of early stage melanoma lesions. Since the incidence of melanomas among Laboratory employees has not diminished, an early harvesting effect is unlikely. This suggests the distinct possibility that localized, in situ melanomas that would normally not be detected are being reported, and that in the absence of this enhanced detection, many of these early stage lesions would show little or no clinical progression. This phenomenon would explain the continued high incidence of melanomas in the absence of a physical or chemical inciting cause. A key point in this reasoning is the issue of the rate of growth of early stage melanomas, and this point remains a key question for study. Even if the observed excess cannot be explained by detection bias, the reviewers agree that the Austin and Reynolds' study does not make a convincing case for occupational factors being a cause of the high melanoma incidence. 6 refs

  13. Nueva ruralidad, vínculos campo-ciudad: El caso del cantón Cuenca período 2000-2010.

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    Bernal Campoverde, María Elena

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    El concepto de nueva ruralidad trata de analizar la transformación que acontece en la sociedad rural, tradicionalmente caracterizada por la práctica de actividades primarias y un sistema de creencias y valores en común. Algunos debates acerca de nueva ruralidad, resaltan que la novedad radica en distanciarse del enfoque economicista-primario para analizar otras actividades que ocurren en el campo, poniendo en evidencia que la pluriactividad es muy importante en ciertos escenarios rurales. Por...

  14. Estilo de aprendizaje predominante en los estudiantes del segundo año de Ingeniería Forestal de la Universidad de Guantánamo

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    Yonni Piorno-Ruiz

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    El artículo parte del modelo de Kolb sobre los estilos de aprendizaje, y utiliza el cuestionario Honey-Alonso para identificar el estilo que predomina en los estudiantes del segundo año de la carrera Ingeniería Forestal de la Universidad de Guantánamo, Cuba. En el análisis de los datos primarios se utilizaron técnicas de la estadística descriptiva e inferencial; así como el paquete de programas de cómputo SPSS versión 21. El trabajo estadístico realizado reveló una tendencia hacia el predomi...

  15. Metastatic melanoma after 23 years of primary ocular melanoma.

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    Karde, Supriya Ramesh

    2016-11-23

    We describe a case of 52-year-old man who presented with an episode of tonic-clonic seizures. He had right ocular melanoma 23 years ago with subsequent enucleation which was the standard treatment at that time. CT scans of the brain and of the thorax-abdomen-pelvis revealed widespread metastatic lesions in the brain, lung and liver. Further investigations including bronchoscopy with cytopathology uncovered that the metastatic disease was a recurrence of ocular melanoma. He received palliative radiotherapy and died 6 months later. Ocular melanoma is often associated with fulminant metastatic disease after a period of dormancy. Thus, despite successful treatment of the localised disease at initial presentation, an effort is needed for optimal long-term follow-up plan in order to improve survival in case of recurrence.

  16. Identification of an Immunogenic Subset of Metastatic Uveal Melanoma.

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    Rothermel, Luke D; Sabesan, Arvind C; Stephens, Daniel J; Chandran, Smita S; Paria, Biman C; Srivastava, Abhishek K; Somerville, Robert; Wunderlich, John R; Lee, Chyi-Chia R; Xi, Liqiang; Pham, Trinh H; Raffeld, Mark; Jailwala, Parthav; Kasoji, Manjula; Kammula, Udai S

    2016-05-01

    Uveal melanoma is a rare melanoma variant with no effective therapies once metastases develop. Although durable cancer regression can be achieved in metastatic cutaneous melanoma with immunotherapies that augment naturally existing antitumor T-cell responses, the role of these treatments for metastatic uveal melanoma remains unclear. We sought to define the relative immunogenicity of these two melanoma variants and determine whether endogenous antitumor immune responses exist against uveal melanoma. We surgically procured liver metastases from uveal melanoma (n = 16) and cutaneous melanoma (n = 35) patients and compared the attributes of their respective tumor cell populations and their infiltrating T cells (TIL) using clinical radiology, histopathology, immune assays, and whole-exomic sequencing. Despite having common melanocytic lineage, uveal melanoma and cutaneous melanoma metastases differed in their melanin content, tumor differentiation antigen expression, and somatic mutational profile. Immunologic analysis of TIL cultures expanded from these divergent forms of melanoma revealed cutaneous melanoma TIL were predominantly composed of CD8(+) T cells, whereas uveal melanoma TIL were CD4(+) dominant. Reactivity against autologous tumor was significantly greater in cutaneous melanoma TIL compared with uveal melanoma TIL. However, we identified TIL from a subset of uveal melanoma patients which had robust antitumor reactivity comparable in magnitude with cutaneous melanoma TIL. Interestingly, the absence of melanin pigmentation in the parental tumor strongly correlated with the generation of highly reactive uveal melanoma TIL. The discovery of this immunogenic group of uveal melanoma metastases should prompt clinical efforts to determine whether patients who harbor these unique tumors can benefit from immunotherapies that exploit endogenous antitumor T-cell populations. Clin Cancer Res; 22(9); 2237-49. ©2015 AACR. ©2015 American Association for Cancer Research.

  17. Síndrome de carga y calidad de vida del cuidador de pacientes pediátricos

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    Ortunio, Magaly; Herrera Leonet, Edimar; Guevara Rivas, Harold

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    Introducción: El cuidado de un niño enfermo es una dura carga para cualquier persona que se vea sometida a esa tarea y es frecuente que en algún momento el cuidador se sienta incapaz de afrontarlo comprometiendo su bienestar e incluso su salud. Objetivos: Relacionar los niveles de sobrecarga y calidad de vida de los cuidadores primarios de niños hospitalizados en el servicio de pediatría del Hospital Central de Maracay, caracterizar el perfil epidemiológico de los pacientes estudiados, caract...

  18. Xeroderma pigmentosum genes and melanoma risk.

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    Paszkowska-Szczur, K; Scott, R J; Serrano-Fernandez, P; Mirecka, A; Gapska, P; Górski, B; Cybulski, C; Maleszka, R; Sulikowski, M; Nagay, L; Lubinski, J; Dębniak, T

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    Xeroderma pigmentosum is a rare autosomal recessive disease that is associated with a severe deficiency in nucleotide excision repair. The presence of a distinct the nucleotide excision repair (NER) mutation signature in melanoma suggests that perturbations in this critical repair process are likely to be involved with disease risk. We hypothesized that persons with polymorphic NER gene(s) are likely to have reduced NER activity and are consequently at an increased risk of melanoma development. We assessed the association between 94 SNPs within seven XP genes (XPA-XPG) and the melanoma risk in the Polish population. We genotyped 714 unselected melanoma patients and 1,841 healthy adults to determine if there were any polymorphisms differentially represented in the disease group. We found that a significantly decreased risk of melanoma was associated with the Xeroderma pigmentosum complementation (XPC) rs2228000_CT genotype (odds ratio [OR] = 0.15; p Xeroderma pigmentosum group D (XPD) showed a modest association between two haplotypes and a decrease in melanoma risk. There were no major differences between the prevalence of the XP polymorphisms among young or older patients with melanoma. Linkage disequilibrium of XPC: rs2228001, G1475A, G2061A, rs2228000 and rs3731062 was found. The data from our study support the notion that only XPC and XPD genes are associated with melanoma susceptibility. Copyright © 2013 UICC.

  19. Radiación ultravioleta y lesiones melanocíticas. Implicación en prevención y diagnóstico precoz de melanoma.

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    Carrera Álvarez, Cristina

    2013-01-01

    La radiación ultravioleta (RUV) juega un papel fundamental en el desarrollo de lesiones melanocíticas adquiridas, benignas y malignas, siendo al igual que la presencia de nevus, los principales factores de riesgo para el desarrollo de melanoma. Asimismo, las nuevas clasificaciones moleculares del melanoma han suscitado un creciente interés por el papel etiopatogénico de la RUV. A pesar de los revolucionarios avances en terapéutica, la prevención continúa siendo la pieza clave de la lucha con...

  20. The presence of dysplastic nevus remnants in malignant melanomas. A population-based study of 551 malignant melanomas.

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    Hastrup, N; Osterlind, A; Drzewiecki, K T; Hou-Jensen, K

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    We examined 512 malignant melanomas, representing all newly diagnosed cutaneous malignant melanomas, excluding lentigo maligna melanomas, from the period October 1, 1982 to March 31, 1985 occurring in the region of eastern Denmark in patients aged 20-79 years for the presence of dysplastic nevus remnants. Criteria for the diagnosis of a dysplastic nevus remnant include all the following changes (a) lentiginous or epithelioid melanocyte hyperplasia, (b) cytologic melanocyte atypia, (c) eosinophilic fibroplasia, (d) lamellar fibroplasia, and (e) lymphocytic infiltration in the dermis. Dysplastic nevus remnants were found in association with 34 (7%) of the evaluable 512 malignant melanomas. Fourteen (41%) of the remnants were of compound nevus type. In nine (27%) of the remnants, atypia was pronounced. Most (62%) dysplastic nevus remnants were contiguous to thin superficial spreading melanomas. We conclude from this population-based study that about 7% of malignant melanomas arise in prior dysplastic nevi.

  1. Towards new therapeutic approaches for malignant melanoma.

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    Pacheco, Ivan; Buzea, Cristina; Tron, Victor

    2011-11-01

    Recent progress in understanding the molecular mechanisms of the initiation and progression of melanoma has created new opportunities for developing novel therapeutic modalities to manage this potentially lethal disease. Although at first glance, melanoma carcinogenesis appears to be a chaotic system, it is indeed, arguably, a deterministic multistep process involving sequential alterations of proto-oncogenes, tumour suppressors and miRNA genes. The scope of this article is to discuss the most recent and significant advances in melanoma molecular therapeutics. It is apparent that using single agents targeting solely individual melanoma pathways might be insufficient for long-term survival. However, the outstanding results on melanoma survival observed with novel selective inhibitors of B-RAF, such as PLX4032 give hope that melanoma can be cured. The fact that melanoma develops acquired resistance to PLX4032 emphasises the importance of simultaneously targeting several pathways. Because the most striking feature of melanoma is its unsurpassed ability to metastasise, it is important to implement newer systems for drug delivery adapted from research on stem cells and nanotechnology.

  2. Metastatic melanoma of mesentery

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    Shamim, M. S.; Ali, S.A.; Shirazi, B.; Shamim, M.

    2004-01-01

    A case of malignant melanoma metastatic to small bowel mesentery in an old female is reported. Her primary malignant melanoma of nasal mucosa was already treated. She presented with intestinal obstruction, underwent surgical excision of the tumour and was tumour-free postoperatively. (author)

  3. Long-term Survival after Metastatic Childhood Melanoma

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    Larsen, Anne Kristine; Bybjerg Jensen, Mette; Krag, Christen

    2014-01-01

    SUMMARY: Malignant melanoma in children is very rare and accounts for only 1-3% of all melanomas. A congenital melanocytic nevus depending on the size of the lesion is one of the risk factors for developing childhood melanoma because of the possible malignant transformation. Childhood malignant...... of malign melanoma must be in mind when evaluating a pigmented lesion in a pediatric patient. We present a case of a patient born with a congenital nevus diagnosed with metastatic childhood malignant scalp melanoma at the age of 6 years. The patient underwent surgical ablation and reconstruction and has...... survived 26 years without recurrence, thus representing an uplifting case of long-term survival of childhood melanoma....

  4. MelanomaDB: a Web Tool for Integrative Analysis of Melanoma Genomic Information to Identify Disease-Associated Molecular Pathways

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    Alexander Joseph Trevarton

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Despite on-going research, metastatic melanoma survival rates remain low and treatment options are limited. Researchers can now access a rapidly growing amount of molecular and clinical information about melanoma. This information is becoming difficult to assemble and interpret due to its dispersed nature, yet as it grows it becomes increasingly valuable for understanding melanoma. Integration of this information into a comprehensive resource to aid rational experimental design and patient stratification is needed. As an initial step in this direction, we have assembled a web-accessible melanoma database, MelanomaDB, which incorporates clinical and molecular data from publically available sources, which will be regularly updated as new information becomes available. This database allows complex links to be drawn between many different aspects of melanoma biology: genetic changes (e.g. mutations in individual melanomas revealed by DNA sequencing, associations between gene expression and patient survival, data concerning drug targets, biomarkers, druggability and clinical trials, as well as our own statistical analysis of relationships between molecular pathways and clinical parameters that have been produced using these data sets. The database is freely available at http://genesetdb.auckland.ac.nz/melanomadb/about.html . A subset of the information in the database can also be accessed through a freely available web application in the Illumina genomic cloud computing platform BaseSpace at http://www.biomatters.com/apps/melanoma-profiler-for-research . This illustrates dysregulation of specific signalling pathways, both across 310 exome-sequenced melanomas and in individual tumours and identifies novel features about the distribution of somatic variants in melanoma. We suggest that this database can provide a context in which to interpret the tumour molecular profiles of individual melanoma patients relative to biological information and available

  5. Melanoma Surveillance in the US: Melanoma, Ultraviolet Radiation, and Socioeconomic Status

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    This podcast accompanies the publication of a series of articles on melanoma surveillance in the United States, available in the November supplement edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Chris Johnson, from the Cancer Data Registry of Idaho, discusses analyses examining the relationship between melanoma and two variables at the county level, ultraviolet radiation and socioeconomic status.

  6. Podoplanin Expression in Canine Melanoma.

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    Ogasawara, Satoshi; Honma, Ryusuke; Kaneko, Mika K; Fujii, Yuki; Kagawa, Yumiko; Konnai, Satoru; Kato, Yukinari

    2016-12-01

    A type I transmembrane protein, podoplanin (PDPN), is expressed in several normal cells such as lymphatic endothelial cells or pulmonary type I alveolar cells. We recently demonstrated that anticanine PDPN monoclonal antibody (mAb), PMab-38, recognizes canine PDPN of squamous cell carcinomas, but does not react with lymphatic endothelial cells. Herein, we investigated whether PMab-38 reacts with canine melanoma. PMab-38 reacted with 90% of melanoma cells (9/10 cases) using immunohistochemistry. Of interest, PMab-38 stained the lymphatic endothelial cells and cancer-associated fibroblasts in melanoma tissues, although it did not stain any lymphatic endothelial cells in normal tissues. PMab-38 could be useful for uncovering the function of PDPN in canine melanomas.

  7. Use of Oncept melanoma vaccine in 69 canine oral malignant melanomas in the UK.

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    Verganti, S; Berlato, D; Blackwood, L; Amores-Fuster, I; Polton, G A; Elders, R; Doyle, R; Taylor, A; Murphy, S

    2017-01-01

    Oral malignant melanomas carry a poor-to-guarded prognosis because of their local invasiveness and high metastatic propensity. The Oncept melanoma vaccine is licensed to treat dogs with stage II or III locally-controlled oral malignant melanoma and this retrospective study aimed to assess survival of affected dogs treated with the vaccine in the UK. Medical records of dogs with histopathologically-confirmed oral malignant melanoma that received the vaccine as part of their treatment were evaluated. Survival analyses for potential prognostic factors were performed. Sixty-nine dogs were included; 56 dogs, staged I to III, and with previous locoregional therapy, had a median survival time of 455 days (95% CI: 324 to 586 days). Based on Kaplan-Meier survival analysis with associated log-rank testing, no significant prognostic factors were identified for this population. Of the 13 patients with macroscopic disease treated with vaccine alone or in combination therapy, eight showed clinical response. Three patients with stage IV oral malignant melanoma survived 171, 178 and 288 days from diagnosis. Patients treated with the melanoma vaccine in our study had survival times similar to their counterparts receiving the vaccine in the USA. There were observed responses in patients with macroscopic disease and so the vaccine could be considered as palliative treatment in dogs with stage IV disease. © 2017 British Small Animal Veterinary Association.

  8. Peptides in melanoma therapy.

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    Mocellin, Simone

    2012-01-01

    Peptides derived from tumor associated antigens can be utilized to elicit a therapeutically effective immune response against melanoma in experimental models. However, patient vaccination with peptides - although it is often followed by the induction of melanoma- specific T lymphocytes - is rarely associated with tumor response of clinical relevance. In this review I summarize the principles of peptide design as well as the results so far obtained in the clinical setting while treating cutaneous melanoma by means of this active immunotherapy strategy. I also discuss some immunological and methodological issues that might be helpful for the successful development of peptide-based vaccines.

  9. Modelo económico y patrón de desarrollo en Bolivia: tendencias entre 2006 y 2016

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    Martínez Erades, Coral

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    El objetivo general de la presente investigación es contrastar la estrategia, aplicación y resultados de la gestión económica del partido Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) con el objetivo de superación del patrón de desarrollo primario-exportador. Con tal fin, establecemos como objetivos específicos de la investigación la valoración del grado de coherencia entre el objetivo de superación del patrón primario-exportador y: (i) la estrategia de la gestión económica, (ii) el rol y desempeño de las e...

  10. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometry and Imaging in Melanomas: Comparison between Pigmented and Nonpigmented Human Malignant Melanomas

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    Quentin Godechal

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available It has been known for a long time that the melanin pigments present in normal skin, hair, and most of malignant melanomas can be detected by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR spectrometry. In this study, we used EPR imaging as a tool to map the concentration of melanin inside ex vivo human pigmented and nonpigmented melanomas and correlated this cartography with anatomopathology. We obtained accurate mappings of the melanin inside pigmented human melanoma samples. The signal intensity observed on the EPR images correlated with the concentration of melanin within the tumors, visible on the histologic sections. In contrast, no EPR signal coming from melanin was observed from nonpigmented melanomas, therefore demonstrating the absence of EPR-detectable pigments inside these particular cases of skin cancer and the importance of pigmentation for further EPR imaging studies on melanoma.

  11. Choroidal melanoma

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    Hernandez Quesada, Flora

    2013-01-01

    A useful and practical guide is developed to better track to the uveal melanoma, due to its highly malignant character. Melanoma of the uveal tract (choroid, iris, ciliary body) has been the intraocular tumor most frequent in adults. The biopsy has been inaccessible, due to its location; therefore, the diagnostic should be based on clinical examination and the correct utilization of the diagnostic procedures (ultrasound, fluorescent angiography, computed axial tomography and magnetic resonance). The cases are diagnosed in the histological examination of the operatory piece post-enucleation for other causes. Epidemiological research has been key to determine the associated factors and better to understand the mechanisms of onset of the disease. Anatomopathological studies of choroidal melanoma have permitted to know the natural history of the disease. The decrease of the visual acuity, pain or inflammation are presented as a defect in the visual field. Different techniques to diagnose the disease are explained. Ultrasound in mode A and B, computed axial tomography and magnetic resonance are the diagnostic method of election. Ultrasound has been the primary method of diagnostic, giving the size and vascularisation, useful in tracking, when they are treated in shape conservatively, showing changes in echogenicity and less vascularisation as good response to treatment. The treatments of choroidal melanoma are specified. The correct interpretation of the clinical symptoms and early utilization of diagnostic imaging methods, have permitted to establish the adequate therapeutic and to avoid local and distant metastasis. The uveal melanoma, depending on their size and location, traditionally has been treated by enucleation. Data from the literature and authors, have promoted the conservation of the ocular globe, depending on the size of the tumor. Transpupillary thermotherapy has been an available alternative for small tumors in Costa Rica and level of social security

  12. Proteomics in uveal melanoma.

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    Ramasamy, Pathma

    2014-01-01

    Uveal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults, with an incidence of 5-7 per million per year. It is associated with the development of metastasis in about 50% of cases, and 40% of patients with uveal melanoma die of metastatic disease despite successful treatment of the primary tumour. The survival rates at 5, 10 and 15 years are 65%, 50% and 45% respectively. Unlike progress made in many other areas of cancer, uveal melanoma is still poorly understood and survival rates have remained similar over the past 25 years. Recently, advances made in molecular genetics have improved our understanding of this disease and stratification of patients into low risk and high risk for developing metastasis. However, only a limited number of studies have been performed using proteomic methods. This review will give an overview of various proteomic technologies currently employed in life sciences research, and discuss proteomic studies of uveal melanoma.

  13. Mistletoe in the treatment of malignant melanoma

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    Esin Sakallı Çetin

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Malignant melanoma is a malignant neoplasia drives from melanocytes. Malignant melanoma, the most causing death, is seen in the third place at skin cancer. Malignant melanoma shows intrinsic resistance to chemotherapeutic agents and variability in the course of the disease which are distinct features separating from other solid tumors. These features prevent the development and standardization of non-surgical treatment models of malignant melanoma. Although there is a large number of chemotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of metastatic malignant melanoma, it hasn’t been demonstrated the survival advantage of adjuvant treatment with chemotherapeutic agents. Because of the different clinical course of malignant melanoma, the disease is thought to be closely associated with immune system. Therefore, immunomodulatory therapy models were developed. Mistletoe stimulates the immune system by increasing the number and activity of dendritic cells, thus it has been shown to effect on tumor growth and metastasis of malignant melanoma patient. Outlined in this review are the recent developments in the understanding the role of mistletoe as a complementary therapy for malignant melanoma. J Clin Exp Invest 2014; 5 (1: 145-152

  14. La evaluación del desempeño del bibliotecario escolar en la agenda del director de la institución educativa

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    Nélida Alcira Garciarena

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Una biblioteca es exitosa cuando se convierte en punto neurálgico de un centro escolar. Para ello debe flexibilizar sus espacios de aprendizaje, generando proyectos de trabajo que inciten a la recreación, las prácticas de lectura, la alfabetización informacional, el desarrollo de grupos de investigación y el estudio individual. Su calidad está basada en la revisión y el mejoramiento continuo mediante la evaluación del desempeño de su bibliotecario y su autoevaluación, para identificar áreas que podrían modificarse o innovarse en beneficio de los usuarios. Desde esta perspectiva, el artículo reflexiona acerca de la biblioteca escolar como subsistema de la organización y llama la atención sobre las variables que inciden en la evaluación del desempeño del bibliotecario escolar, según la normativa de la Dirección General de Cultura y Educación de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Teniendo en cuenta que en los distintos niveles y modalidades educativas (primario, secundario, terciario no se dispone de supervisores y asesores que orienten en la organización y dinamización de las bibliotecas, es al director de la escuela a quien toca asumir ese trabajo y valorar la propuesta y los logros alcanzados por el bibliotecario, tarea compleja si no se dispone de la preparación adecuada para concretarla.

  15. Melanoma Surveillance in the US: The Economic Burden of Melanoma

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    2011-10-19

    This podcast accompanies the publication of a series of articles on melanoma surveillance in the United States, available in the November supplement edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Gery Guy, from the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, discusses the economic burden of melanoma.  Created: 10/19/2011 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 10/19/2011.

  16. Clinical significance of the molecular detection of melanoma cells circulating in the peripheral blood in melanoma patients.

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    Konstantopoulos, K; Psatha, M; Kalotychou, V; Frangia, N; Ioannovits, I; Meletis, I; Loukopoulos, D

    2001-06-01

    Blood circulating melanoma cells may be important for the spread of the disease. The current methods are not sensitive in detecting micro metastases. Tyrosinase mRNA can be detected in peripheral blood by a molecular test. As tyrosinase is expressed only in melanocytes and melanocytes normally do not circulate in the blood, the test may prove reliable in detecting circulating melanoma cells. we used a reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) detecting tyrosinase mRNA in the blood. A prospective investigation in melanoma patients undergoing surgery was conducted; follow-up duration was 12 months. University Department Laboratory and Melanoma Clinic of a Tertiary Hospital. a total of 27 Greek patients with a diagnosis of malignant melanoma at different stages of the disease; 12 months follow-up after surgery. Samples form 12 healthy volunteers and 13 patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia served as controls. none. none. We detected mRNA tyrosinase in the peripheral blood in 16 out of 27 melanoma patients studied. No tyrosinase mRNA was detected in any of the 25 samples from the controls. Two of the 16 positive cases developed a metastasis within the next 12 months following testing. The other 14 positive cases remain metastasis free for this period, as also did the test negative cases. Detection of blood circulating melanoma cells by a RT-PCR technique, may be helpful in defining melanoma patients who are at risk for the spread of the disease.

  17. ¿De la especulación a la endogeneidad del crecimiento?: anotaciones críticas sobre economía aurífera y desarrollo regional en el departamento del cauca

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    Raúl Hernando Cortés Landázury

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Bajo el reciente auge mercantil de la minería y los recursos naturales, la planeación del desarrollo regional y el sistema de incentivos secto - riales se ha apurado a reposicionar los territorios marginados a través de jalonamientos del renglón primario, la acumulación de capital, las aglomeraciones productivas y la difusión del cambio tecnológico. El presente trabajo analiza los efectos de la coyuntura mundial sobre la estructura y la dinámica de la economía caucana reconsiderando las restricciones geográficas e institucionales del distrito minero de El Tambo-Buenos Aires a la luz de la llamada “maldición de los recursos naturales”. Las conclusiones, entre otras, encuentran que el auge del oro alrededor de la noción de “distrito minero” en el occidente del departamento del Cauca parece debatirse en tres tipos de proble - mas. El primero, articulado a los choques del mercado mundial, el segundo es un problema de dislocación de lo regional frente al local, y en último lugar, el problema del nivel de desarrollo que evoca una tradición minera del siglo XIX cifrada en la expoliación ecológica, captura de rentas a ultranza y un esquema de sojuzgación política legitimada por el clientelismo y el azar cortoplacista.

  18. Efecto del amperaje en las propiedades de recubrimientos duros resistentes a la abrasión aplicados por soldadura

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    Héctor Iván Monsalve Gil

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió el efecto del amperaje en la microestructura, la dureza y la resistencia al desgaste abrasivo de dos aleaciones para recubrimientos duros con base hierro, alto Cr y C. Se aplicaron dos y tres capas de cada electrodo mediante el proceso SMAW sobre platinas de acero ASTM A36. La resistencia al desgaste abrasivo se calculó midiendo la masa perdida después de un ensayo de acuerdo al estándar internacional ASTM G65. La microestructura fue analizada usando microscopio óptico y microscopio electrónico de barrido (SEM y el porcentaje de dilución fue calculado en forma gráfica para un cordón de soldadura. Los resultados muestran que al disminuir la entrada de calor se reduce el porcentaje de dilución y se promueve la formación de carburos primarios. La más alta resistencia al desgaste abrasivo se obtiene cuando la microestructura estuvo compuesta de carburos primarios y una matriz eutéctica.

  19. Analysis of the electromagnetic excitation influence on distribution power lines produced by nearby atmospheric discharges and transformer behavior study; Analisis de la influencia de la excitacion electromagnetica en lineas de distribucion producida por descargas atmosfericas cercanas y estudio del comportamiento del transformador

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    Hernandez Vazquez, Ruben

    1988-09-01

    Vi a brief analysis of the effect that the protection with lightning arresters in the transformer's primary is made, since it is very important to protect it against voltage surges. [Spanish] El gran avance cientifico y tecnologico logrado durante los ultimos anos, ha dado lugar al uso extensivo de sistemas electronicos complejos de control, computadoras y equipo medico con control electronico. Debido a esto, en la actualidad se tiene necesidad de un suministro muy confiable de energia electrica. En este trabajo se analizan los efectos que producen las descargas atmosfericas (rayo nube-tierra) cuando inciden en un punto cercano a una linea de distribucion. Tambien se estudian las sobretensiones que aparecen en el primario y secundario de un transformador instalado en una linea experimental. Se propone un modelo para el estudio de la transferencia electrostatica entre el primario y el secundario de un transformador monofasico de distribucion. En el capitulo I se presenta un breve estudio acerca del fenomeno del rayo; se explican los pasos que se requieren desde su formacion como carga electrica acumulada en una nube de tormenta, hasta su descarga en la tierra (descarga nube-tierra), ademas de como varian sus parametros principales durante su desarrollo. Ya que es importante una buena comprension del mecanismo de acoplamiento entre el campo electromagnetico del rayo y el voltaje (o corriente) inducido en una linea aerea cercana, en el capitulo II, se realiza una breve revision acerca de diversos modelos de voltajes inducidos. En el capitulo III, se propone un modelo del transformador que se utiliza para representar su comportamiento transitorio en relacion con los voltajes que aparecen en sus terminales por efecto de descargas atmosfericas cercanas a la linea. En el capitulo IV, se realiza el analisis mas importante, ya que se interpretan los efectos que se producen en el secundario del transformador cuando se induce una sobretension en el primario, utilizando el

  20. Analysis of the electromagnetic excitation influence on distribution power lines produced by nearby atmospheric discharges and transformer behavior study; Analisis de la influencia de la excitacion electromagnetica en lineas de distribucion producida por descargas atmosfericas cercanas y estudio del comportamiento del transformador

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    Hernandez Vazquez, Ruben

    1988-09-01

    Vi a brief analysis of the effect that the protection with lightning arresters in the transformer's primary is made, since it is very important to protect it against voltage surges. [Spanish] El gran avance cientifico y tecnologico logrado durante los ultimos anos, ha dado lugar al uso extensivo de sistemas electronicos complejos de control, computadoras y equipo medico con control electronico. Debido a esto, en la actualidad se tiene necesidad de un suministro muy confiable de energia electrica. En este trabajo se analizan los efectos que producen las descargas atmosfericas (rayo nube-tierra) cuando inciden en un punto cercano a una linea de distribucion. Tambien se estudian las sobretensiones que aparecen en el primario y secundario de un transformador instalado en una linea experimental. Se propone un modelo para el estudio de la transferencia electrostatica entre el primario y el secundario de un transformador monofasico de distribucion. En el capitulo I se presenta un breve estudio acerca del fenomeno del rayo; se explican los pasos que se requieren desde su formacion como carga electrica acumulada en una nube de tormenta, hasta su descarga en la tierra (descarga nube-tierra), ademas de como varian sus parametros principales durante su desarrollo. Ya que es importante una buena comprension del mecanismo de acoplamiento entre el campo electromagnetico del rayo y el voltaje (o corriente) inducido en una linea aerea cercana, en el capitulo II, se realiza una breve revision acerca de diversos modelos de voltajes inducidos. En el capitulo III, se propone un modelo del transformador que se utiliza para representar su comportamiento transitorio en relacion con los voltajes que aparecen en sus terminales por efecto de descargas atmosfericas cercanas a la linea. En el capitulo IV, se realiza el analisis mas importante, ya que se interpretan los efectos que se producen en el secundario del transformador cuando se induce una sobretension en el primario, utilizando el

  1. PRIMARY MALIGNANT MELANOMA OF ARYEPIGLOTTIC FOLD

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    Dec 1, 2015 ... commonly in larynx, tongue, and tonsil.2 Primary mel- anoma of the larynx and trachea are very rare among the group of non-cutaneous melanomas. In primary melanoma of the larynx, the least common site is the subglottic mucosa.3 Here we present a case of primary malignant melanoma of aryepiglottic ...

  2. Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of melanoma: melanomas that lack classical clinical features.

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    Mar, Victoria J; Chamberlain, Alex J; Kelly, John W; Murray, William K; Thompson, John F

    2017-10-16

    A Cancer Council Australia multidisciplinary working group is currently revising and updating the 2008 evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of cutaneous melanoma. While there have been many recent improvements in treatment options for metastatic melanoma, early diagnosis remains critical to reducing mortality from the disease. Improved awareness of the atypical presentations of this common malignancy is required to achieve this. A chapter of the new guidelines was therefore developed to aid recognition of atypical melanomas. Main recommendations: Because thick, life-threatening melanomas may lack the more classical ABCD (asymmetry, border irregularity, colour variegation, diameter > 6 mm) features of melanoma, a thorough history of the lesion with regard to change in morphology and growth over time is essential. Any lesion that is changing in morphology or growing over a period of more than one month should be excised or referred for prompt expert opinion. Changes in management as a result of the guidelines: These guidelines provide greater emphasis on improved recognition of the atypical presentations of melanoma, in particular nodular, desmoplastic and acral lentiginous subtypes, with particular awareness of hypomelanotic and amelanotic lesions.

  3. Diagnóstico del sector primario citrícola de Entre Ríos

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    González, María del Carmen

    1994-01-01

    p.57-68 En la producción citrícola mesopotámica es el comercio de la fruta fresca la actividad organizadora del subsistema. La estrategia de desarrollo de la citricultura se ha basado en la especialización regional, observándose la dominancia de Tucumán en la producción de limón, mientras que la producción de naranja y mandarina está localizada fundamentalmente en la Mesopotamia, y la de pomelo en la Mesopotamia y en Salta. Se observa un incremento entre el Censo Citrícola 1978 y 1987 de l...

  4. A 62-MeV Proton Beam for the Treatment of Ocular Melanoma at Laboratori Nazionali del Sud-INFN

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    Cirrone, G. A. P.; Cuttone, G.; Lojacono, P. A.; Lo Nigro, S.; Mongelli, V.; Patti, I. V.; Privitera, G.; Raffaele, L.; Rifuggiato, D.; Sabini, M. G.; Salamone, V.; Spatola, C.; Valastro, L. M.

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    At the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (INFN-LNS) in Catania, Italy, the first Italian protontherapy facility, named Centro di AdroTerapia e Applicazioni Nucleari Avanzate (CATANA) has been built in collaboration with the University of Catania. It is based on the use of the 62-MeV proton beam delivered by the K=800 Superconducting Cyclotron installed and working at INFN-LNS since 1995. The facility is mainly devoted to the treatment of ocular diseases like uveal melanoma. A beam treatment line in air has been assembled together with a dedicated positioning patient system. The facility has been in operation since the beginning of 2002 and 66 patients have been successfully treated up to now. The main features of CATANA together with the clinical and dosimetric features will be extensively described; particularly, the proton beam line, that has been entirely built at LNS, with all its elements, the experimental transversal and depth dose distributions of the 62-MeV proton beam obtained for a final collimator of 25-mm diameter and the experimental depth dose distributions of a modulated proton beam obtained for the same final collimator. Finally, the clinical results over 1 yr of treatments, describing the features of the treated diseases will be reported.

  5. Targeted Therapy for Melanoma

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    Quinn, Thomas; Moore, Herbert

    2016-01-01

    The research project, entitled ''Targeted Therapy for Melanoma,'' was focused on investigating the use of kidney protection measures to lower the non-specific kidney uptake of the radiolabeled Pb-DOTA-ReCCMSH peptide. Previous published work demonstrated that the kidney exhibited the highest non-target tissue uptake of the "2"1"2"P"b"/"2"0"3Pb radiolabeled melanoma targeting peptide DOTA-ReCCMSH. The radiolabeled alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) peptide analog DOTA-Re(Arg"1"1)CCMSH, which binds the melanocortin-1 receptor over-expressed on melanoma tumor cells, has shown promise as a PRRT agent in pre-clinical studies. High tumor uptake of "2"1"2Pb labeled DOTA-Re(Arg"1"1)CCMSH resulted in tumor reduction or eradication in melanoma therapy studies. Of particular note was the 20-50% cure rate observed when melanoma mice were treated with alpha particle emitter "2"1"2Pb. However, as with most PRRT agents, high radiation doses to the kidneys where observed. To optimize tumor treatment efficacy and reduce nephrotoxicity, the tumor to kidney uptake ratio must be improved. Strategies to reduce kidney retention of the radiolabeled peptide, while not effecting tumor uptake and retention, can be broken into several categories including modification of the targeting peptide sequence and reducing proximal tubule reabsorption.

  6. Targeted Therapy for Melanoma

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    Quinn, Thomas [Alphamed, Jackson, TN (United States); Moore, Herbert [Alphamed, Jackson, TN (United States)

    2016-12-05

    The research project, entitled ”Targeted Therapy for Melanoma,” was focused on investigating the use of kidney protection measures to lower the non-specific kidney uptake of the radiolabeled Pb-DOTA-ReCCMSH peptide. Previous published work demonstrated that the kidney exhibited the highest non-target tissue uptake of the 212Pb/203Pb radiolabeled melanoma targeting peptide DOTA-ReCCMSH. The radiolabeled alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) peptide analog DOTA-Re(Arg11)CCMSH, which binds the melanocortin-1 receptor over-expressed on melanoma tumor cells, has shown promise as a PRRT agent in pre-clinical studies. High tumor uptake of 212Pb labeled DOTA-Re(Arg11)CCMSH resulted in tumor reduction or eradication in melanoma therapy studies. Of particular note was the 20-50% cure rate observed when melanoma mice were treated with alpha particle emitter 212Pb. However, as with most PRRT agents, high radiation doses to the kidneys where observed. To optimize tumor treatment efficacy and reduce nephrotoxicity, the tumor to kidney uptake ratio must be improved. Strategies to reduce kidney retention of the radiolabeled peptide, while not effecting tumor uptake and retention, can be broken into several categories including modification of the targeting peptide sequence and reducing proximal tubule reabsorption.

  7. Laser radiation therapy of skin melanoma

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    Wagner, R.I.; Kozlov, A.P.; Moskalik, K.G.

    1981-10-01

    Pulsed neodymium laser radiation was used for the treatment of 79 patients with cutaneous melanomas and 19 patients with melanoma metastases to the skin. The patients were followed up from 3 months up to 8 years. During this period local recurrences were detected in 2 cases. Out of 70 patients with cutaneous melanomas, who by the start of the treatment had no metastases in the regional lymph nodes or distant organs, metastases developed in 15 patients (21.4%). There are all reasons to consider pulsed laser radiation an effective means of treatment of some forms of skin melanoma.

  8. Recientes desarrollos en la estimación del sostenimiento en roca mediante el RMi

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    Arild Palmström

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El sistema RMi (Índice del macizo rocoso pide como datos de entrada: el tamaño del bloque, características del diaclasamiento y la resistencia de la roca intacta; para expresar la resistencia a la compresión uniaxial del macizo rocoso. A partir de su uso práctico, por más de 5 años, el método de sostenimiento en rocas RMi ha sido más desarrollado. Es ahora más fácil y favorable de aprender su uso. La estimación del sostenimiento primario puede hacerse, con solo, a partir de la entrada de los datos del tamaño de bloque y del tamaño del túnel; en aquellas situaciones cuando el conocimiento disponible de las condiciones del terreno son limitadas. Luego, cuando sea disponible más información del terreno, puede realizarse una estimación del sostenimiento más precisa. Se presentan las tablas y ábacos del sostenimiento, junto con varios ejemplos. Se dan instrucciones de cómo preparar una hoja de cálculo para el ordenador con la cual se puede fácilmente calcular el RMi y los parámetros del sostenimiento. Para un uso apropiado del RMi, como para todos los sistemas geomecánicos que evalúan el sostenimiento de la roca, es muy importante el conocimiento de la geología del área investigada y de las condiciones en el sitio del terreno.

  9. Melanoma

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    ... cancers in females aged 15 to 29 years old. Tanning-bed use contributes to this. Melanoma: Who ... Publications Connect With Us Contact Us Media contacts Advertising contacts AAD logo Advertising, marketing and sponsorships Legal ...

  10. Disponibilidad de medicamentos psicotrópicos en establecimientos del Ministerio de Salud del Perú, 2011

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    Dominic Hodgkin

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Describir la disponibilidad de medicamentos psicotrópicos para el tratamiento de trastornos mentales en el Perú en los establecimientos del Ministerio de Salud. Materiales y métodos. Se analizaron informes mensuales de inventarios de medicamentos disponibles y de consumo en los establecimientos del Ministerio de Salud durante el año 2011. Usando un diseño transversal, se determinó la disponibilidad de siete clases de medicamentos psicotrópicos, distinguiendo el nivel de atención de los establecimientos, y el nivel de autonomía de decisión para la compra de medicamentos. Resultados. Los medicamentos ansiolíticos estuvieron disponibles en los establecimientos de salud de todos los niveles de atención. Los antidepresivos y antipsicóticos se encontraron disponibles en alrededor de dos tercios de los hospitales, y en menos del 20% de centros y puestos de salud. Las otras cuatro clases de medicamentos psicotrópicos (litio, hipnóticos y sedantes, psicoestimulantes/TDAH y drogas antidemencia solo estuvieron disponibles en hospitales y mas no así en centros y puestos de salud. El 5% de los hospitales contó con suministro suficiente para satisfacer la demanda durante todos los meses del año. Conclusiones. Existe una importante brecha en la disponibilidad de medicamentos psicotrópicos en los establecimientos del Ministerio de Salud del Perú. Se observa esta situación tanto en hospitales como en el nivel primario de atención. Es necesario tomar acciones en la política y gestión de salud, incluyendo más financiamiento y una mayor capacitación en salud mental para el personal de la atención primaria, entre otras iniciativas.

  11. Advanced Melanoma Facebook Live Event

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    In case you missed it, watch this recent Facebook Live event about the current state of research and treatment for advanced stage melanoma. To learn more, see our evidence-based information about skin cancer, including melanoma.

  12. Current management and novel agents for malignant melanoma

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    Lee Byung

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Advanced malignant melanoma remains a challenging cancer. Over the past year, there have been 3 agents approved for treatment of melanoma by Food and Drug Administration. These include pegylated interferon alpha-2b for stage III melanoma, vemurafenib for unresectable or metastatic melanoma with BRAF V600E mutation, and ipilimumab for treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma. This review will also update on the development of novel agents, including tyrosine kinase inhibitors and adoptive cellular therapy.

  13. Linfoma primario de páncreas en un paciente de 27 anos de edad. Reporte de un caso

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    Andrea Fargier Paoli

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Los linfomas representan una pequeña fracción de todas las neoplasias malignas de páncreas, siendo inferior al 1 o 2%, y es aún más extremadamente extraño en individuos menores de 35 años, por lo que presentamos caso de linfoma primario de páncreas en un paciente de 27 años de edad, que presentó ictericia y dolor abdominal, como única sintomatología. El ultrasonido abdominal solo reportó litiasis biliar mixta, por lo que se programó cirugía electiva para colecistectomía y exploración biliar. El hallazgo intraoperatorio inesperadamente indicó una tumoración a nivel de cabeza del páncreas, y se procedió a realizar una biopsia de la lesión, colecistectomía e inserción de tubo de Kher en la vía biliar principal, ante la imposibilidad de manejo endoscópico posterior con endoprotesis. Adicionalmente, se inicio un protocolo de estudio postoperatorio, hacia la búsqueda de marcadores tumorales y tomografía axial computarizada (TAC abdomino-pélvica, esta última evidenció tumoración en cabeza de páncreas sin infiltración a órganos vecinos o estructuras vasculares. El estudio histopatológico mostro un linfoma de páncreas, por lo que se complementaron los estudios de extensión e inició tratamiento a base de quimioterapia. En la actualidad tiene 6 meses de tratamiento con adecuada respuesta al mismo, dada por una disminución en el tamaño del tumor corroborada por tomografía y desaparición de la ictericia. Debido a los pocos casos reportados de linfoma primario de páncreas en individuos menores de 35 años, decidimos reportar este caso a fin evidenciar la importancia de un diagnóstico preoperatorio correcto, para evitar terapéuticas inadecuadas. Primary Lymphoma of Pancreas in a 27 year-old patient. A case report Abstract Pancreatic lymphomas is a rare (less than 1-2% pancreatic malignant neoplasms, but is extremely rare in under 35 yearsold. A rare case of Primary Lymphoma of Pancreas in a 27 years old patient is

  14. Redes y procesos de innovación turistica en las comarcas vitivinícolas de la región de Murcia: Las rutas del vino y sus consecuencias en la transformación del paisaje

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    Francisco José Morales-Yago

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Entre las modalidades más importantes del denominado turismo agrícola está el enoturismo o “turismo vitivinícola”, su principal objetivo se centra en el descubrimiento de los espacios vitícolas y las distintas connotaciones paisajísticas y etnográficas que ello conlleva, así como la consolidación de un sistema productivo local que incluye una red de ciudades con igual orientación productiva. El presente artículo tiene como objetivo estudiar las transformaciones territoriales derivadas de esta actividad productiva que no se limita al sector primario sino que ha incorporado elementos de terciarización del espacio agrícola que poco tienen que ver con el tradicional uso dedicado a la obtención de vino, de hecho han aparecido innovaciones reflejadas en la estética de las bodegas, creación de museos del vino, visitas a empresas, alojamientos, restaurantes o visitas a espacios culturales próximos. Como muestra tangible de esta realidad transformadora del paisaje y la economía local estudiaremos las actuales rutas del vino de la Comunidad de Murcia: Bullas, Jumilla y Yecla.

  15. A texture based pattern recognition approach to distinguish melanoma from non-melanoma cells in histopathological tissue microarray sections.

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    Elton Rexhepaj

    Full Text Available AIMS: Immunohistochemistry is a routine practice in clinical cancer diagnostics and also an established technology for tissue-based research regarding biomarker discovery efforts. Tedious manual assessment of immunohistochemically stained tissue needs to be fully automated to take full advantage of the potential for high throughput analyses enabled by tissue microarrays and digital pathology. Such automated tools also need to be reproducible for different experimental conditions and biomarker targets. In this study we present a novel supervised melanoma specific pattern recognition approach that is fully automated and quantitative. METHODS AND RESULTS: Melanoma samples were immunostained for the melanocyte specific target, Melan-A. Images representing immunostained melanoma tissue were then digitally processed to segment regions of interest, highlighting Melan-A positive and negative areas. Color deconvolution was applied to each region of interest to separate the channel containing the immunohistochemistry signal from the hematoxylin counterstaining channel. A support vector machine melanoma classification model was learned from a discovery melanoma patient cohort (n = 264 and subsequently validated on an independent cohort of melanoma patient tissue sample images (n = 157. CONCLUSION: Here we propose a novel method that takes advantage of utilizing an immuhistochemical marker highlighting melanocytes to fully automate the learning of a general melanoma cell classification model. The presented method can be applied on any protein of interest and thus provides a tool for quantification of immunohistochemistry-based protein expression in melanoma.

  16. Melanoma of the skin in the Danish Cancer Registry and the Danish Melanoma Database

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    Pedersen, Sidsel Arnspang; Schmidt, Sigrun Alba Johannesdottir; Klausen, Siri

    2018-01-01

    estimated the positive predictive value (PPV) of melanoma diagnosis for random samples of 200 patients from the Cancer Registry (n=200) and the Melanoma Database (n=200) during 2004-2014, using the Danish Pathology Registry as 'gold-standard' reference. We further validated tumor characteristics...

  17. The patterns of melanoma presentation in Rijeka region.

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    Pavlović-Ružić, Ira; Jonjić, Nives; Zamolo, Gordana; Zuvić-Butorac, Marta; Katunarić, Miljenko; Pečanić, Sanja

    2013-01-01

    There is a global rising incidence of melanoma. For different reasons, the patterns of the incidence, appearance, gender, anatomical distribution and outcome vary among different geographic areas. Screening programs have led to better early detection of melanoma in Australia and some world areas. National Cancer Registry and practice data show the incidence in Croatia to be constantly rising. Despite public education programs about early detection, at clinical departments there are still many new advanced stage melanoma patients. We analyzed data on 157 patients treated and followed up for 10 years for T1b-T4aN0 skin melanoma. There was a difference in anatomical distribution of melanoma lesions in correlation with patient age (ANOVA test, F=3.51, p=0.009). A higher prevalence of shoulder melanoma was found in young people and of head/neck melanoma in the elderly (post-hoc Sheffe test, p=0.038). T4 lesions were more commonly found in men and T1 mainly in women (Pearson χ(2)-test, χ(2)=12.08, p=0.016). There was no difference in Clark level, but a significantly higher Breslow stage was found in men (t=-2.52, p=0.013). Men were much more prone to have head and neck, body and shoulder melanoma, whereas women had more melanoma on their legs and arms. Clark and Breslow levels were strongly correlated in leg melanoma; head localization showed no correlation at all. In conclusion, more attention should be devoted to improve the results in melanoma detection in men, especially considering the prevalence of body (back) and head/neck localizations, sometimes not readily accessible for visual detection. The pattern of distribution also pointed to the need for more attention to pay to shoulder melanoma in younger people.

  18. [Telomerase activity in uveal melanomas].

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    Rohrbach, J M; Riedinger, C; Wild, M; Partsch, M

    2000-05-01

    The maximum number of cell divisions of a certain cell population is genetically fixed so that aging cells become non-dividing (senescent) at least. This replicative life span, also known as "Hayflick limit", is probably defined by a "critical" length of the telomeres. Telomeres are special DNA-sequences located at the four ends of the chromosomes which are shortened with each cell cycle. Cells of most, but not all malignant tumours have been shown to reactivate the enzyme telomerase so that telomeres can be reconstructed, "Hayflick limit" can be overcome, and unlimited cell division can be established. This study was undertaken to elucidate whether telomerase reactivation is used by uveal melanoma cells. Fresh tumour tissue was removed from 10 untreated uveal melanomas after enucleation. Telomerase activity was determined using a PCR ELISA according to the Telomeric Repeat Amplification Protocol (TRAP). Normal tissue of the skin and the conjunctiva served as control. Telomerase activity was detectable in 90% of the investigated uveal melanomas. All control specimens were telomerase negative. Uveal melanoma growth seems to depend on telomerase reactivation. Thus, telomerase inhibition could offer a new principle for uveal melanoma therapy in the future.

  19. Oral Amelanotic Melanoma | Adisa | Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate ...

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    Malignant melanomas of the mucosal regions of the head and neck are extremely rare neoplasms accounting for less than 1% of all melanomas. Approximately half of all head and neck melanomas occur in the oral cavity. Less than 2% of all melanomas lack pigmentation, in the oral mucosa however, up to 75% of cases ...

  20. El impacto socioeconómico del glaucoma primario de ángulo abierto en México

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    José Eduardo Erasmo García Luna Martínez

    2016-09-01

    Conclusión: El GPAA es una enfermedad que genera altos costos para la sociedad mexicana. Los esfuerzos deben enfocarse en el diseño de un tamizaje adecuado, que permita el diagnóstico temprano y el inicio de tratamiento oportuno, para así disminuir los costos del GPAA.

  1. Caracterización de pacientes con neoplasias primarias del segmento hepatobiliopancreático

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    Danilo Romaguera Barroso

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo y longitudinal de 60 pacientes con cáncer primario del segmento hepatobiliopancreático, operados y egresados vivos del Servicio de Cirugía General del Hospital Provincial Docente Clinicoquirúrgico "Saturnino Lora Torres" de Santiago de Cuba, desde el 2005 hasta el 2011, con vistas a caracterizarles según variables seleccionadas. Entre las localizaciones más frecuentes figuraron: páncreas, hígado, vesícula y vías biliares extrahepáticas, en pacientes de la sexta década de la vida del sexo masculino; aunque el tumor de vesícula biliar prevaleció en las féminas. La estadificación clínica de la mayoría correspondió a las etapas más avanzadas, limitada al tratamiento quirúrgico paliativo. Los pacientes con factores de riesgo deben ser dispensarizados en las áreas de atención primaria de salud para que acudan al nivel secundario en etapas iniciales de la enfermedad, y puedan recibir el tratamiento quirúrgico con intención curativa, lo cual mejora su pronóstico y calidad de vida

  2. Lack of GNAQ and GNA11 germ-line mutations in familial melanoma pedigrees with uveal melanoma or blue nevi

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    Jason Ezra Hawkes

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Approximately 10% of melanoma cases are familial, but only 25-40% of familial melanoma cases can be attributed to germ-line mutations in the CDKN2A - the most significant high-risk melanoma susceptibility locus identified to date. The pathogenic mutation(s in most of the remaining familial melanoma pedigrees have not yet been identified. The most common mutations in nevi and sporadic melanoma are found in BRAF and NRAS, both of which result in constitutive activation of the MAPK pathway. However, these mutations are not found in uveal melanomas or the intradermal melanocytic proliferations known as blue nevi. Rather, multiple studies report a strong association between these lesions and somatic mutations in Guanine nucleotide-binding protein G(q subunit alpha (GNAQ, Guanine nucleotide-binding protein G(q subunit alpha-11 (GNA11 and BRCA1 associated protein-1 (BAP1. Recently, germ-line mutations in BAP1, the gene encoding a tumor suppressing deubiquitinating enzyme, have been associated with predisposition to a variety of cancers including uveal melanoma, but no studies have examined the association of germ-line mutations in GNAQ and GNA11 with uveal melanoma and blue nevi. We have now done so by sequencing exon 5 of both of these genes in 13 unique familial melanoma pedigrees, members of which have had either uveal or cutaneous melanoma and/or blue nevi. Germ-line DNA from a total of 22 individuals was used for sequencing; however no deleterious mutations were detected. Nevertheless, such candidate gene studies and the discovery of novel germ-line mutations associated with an increased MM susceptibility can lead to a better understanding of the pathways involved in melanocyte transformation, formulation of risk assessment, and the development of specific drug therapies.

  3. TAPIOCA MELANOMA OF THE IRIS

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    DEKEIZER, RJW; OOSTERHUIS, JA; HOUTMAN, WA; DEWOLFFROUENDAAL, D

    Clinical identification of tapioca melanoma of the iris is important because its medical treatment may differ from that of other malignant iris melanomas. The characteristic iris nodules must be differentiated from granulomatous uveitis, metastases, and Lisch nodules (neurofibromatosis). We will

  4. Etiología del colesteatoma ótico

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    Julianis Loraine Quintero Noa

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El colesteatoma es una estructura quística caracterizada por la presencia de epitelio escamoso productor de queratina, que sustituye o recubre la mucosa normal en la hendidura del oído medio y ápex petroso, y puede ser causa de hipoacusia irreversible, destrucción ósea y graves complicaciones por su crecimiento expansivo. Clásicamente se describen los colesteatomas en congénitos y adquiridos. La etiología de su formación es multifactorial y continúa siendo poco claro y controversial. Se reportan diferentes teorías que han tratado de explicar el colesteatoma congénito, la transición de un bolsillo de retracción hasta la aparición del colesteatoma adquirido primario, y otras en la génesis del colesteatoma adquirido secundario. Se describe la presencia de algunas citoquinas dentro del colesteatoma que inducen la hiperproliferación e invasión incoordinada de los queratinocitos de la piel del conducto auditivo externo y la pars fláccida, más agresiva en el colesteatoma adquirido pediátrico, y que desempeñan un papel fundamental en la proliferación y en la apoptosis del queratinocito. En cultivo in vitro de una muestra de tejido colesteatomatoso, se ha identificado recientemente que el TNF-a estimula la producción de la IL-8. Se considera de interés ofrecer esta revisión sobre la etiología del colesteatoma, que aún se mantiene en el campo de la investigación y continúa siendo un reto para los otocirujanos por su alta incidencia de recidivas y posibles complicaciones.

  5. Aspectos epidemiológicos del cáncer no melanoma de piel en un servicio de dermatología de la ciudad de Santa Fe - Argentina 2007 Epidemiologic aspects to the skin cancer non melanoma in a dermatologic office of the Santa Fe city - Argentine 2007

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    B L M Lukaszuk

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes: la incidencia del cáncer no melanoma de piel (CNMP, principalmente en países tropicales ha aumentado en grandes proporciones. La identificación de lesiones sospechosas y aquellas relacionadas directamente con el cáncer de piel es efectuada en ocasiones por colegas de muchas especialidades médicas. Objetivos: estudiar las características de la frecuencia del CNMP en relación con ciertos factores de riesgo en el Hospital José María Cullen, de la ciudad de Santa Fe, capital de la provincia del mismo nombre, Argentina. Materiales y métodos: estudio retrospectivo, no experimental, descriptivo y de corte transversal. La muestra quedó conformada por 61 pacientes de ambos sexos y de 1 a 83 años. Se confeccionó una historia clínica completa de los pacientes candidatos a la toma de biopsia, que luego fue analizada por el Servicio de Anatomía Patológica. Se realizó un análisis descriptivo utilizando el programa SPSS 11.5, mediante el cual se usó la prueba de Chi cuadrado y tablas de contingencia para relacionar las variables y comparar los datos. Se estableció una asociación estadísticamente significativa cuando se halló un valor de pBackground: The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC, mainly in tropical countries has increased in large proportions. The identification of suspicious lesions and those directly related to the skin cancer is made by colleagues of many medical specialities. Objectives: Study the characteristics of the frequency of NMSC and their relation with certain risk factors in the Hospital José María Cullen, city of Santa Fe, capital of the province of the same name, Argentina. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective, not experimental, descriptive and transversal cut study. The sample was composed by 61 patients of both sexs and from 1 to 83 years old. A complete clinical history of patients with suspected lesions were developed. After the biopsy collection, the Department of

  6. [Multiple conjunctival malignant melanomas (author's transl)].

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    1979-04-01

    5 1/2 years after excision of pigmented malignant melanoma which apparently arose in a nevus of the paralimbal bulbar conjunctiva, this 42-year-old male presented himself with a nonpigmented mass of the lid margin which also proved to be a malignant melanoma. "Acquired melanosis sine pigmento" was considered as a site of origin, but histopathologically there is more evidence that this melanoma arose in a non-pigmented compound nevus.

  7. Evaluación del paisaje visual en humedales del río Cruces, sitio Ramsar de Chile Assessment of wetland visual landscape in the Cruces River, Ramsar site of Chile

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    ANDRÉS MUÑOZ-PEDREROS

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available El paisaje es un patrimonio ambiental que incluye valores culturales y naturales, un recurso que representa la fisonomía de un espacio y refleja su naturaleza e historia. Por otro lado este recurso patrimonial se debe valorar y gestionar racionalmente, más aún cuando existe una demanda creciente por espacios de alto valor paisajístico para realizar actividades ecoturísticas. Respecto al estudio del paisaje visual, como elemento mesurable, no fue considerado hasta mediados del siglo XX y se ha avanzado en la valoración de la calidad, de la fragilidad y su capacidad de uso como valoración directa del paisaje. Sin embargo está pendiente el análisis indirecto que incluye sus características visuales básicas tales como línea, color, textura, configuración espacial y relieve, así como sus componentes, tanto primarios como secundarios. Por esto, el objetivo de este estudio es evaluar el paisaje visual (análisis directo del río Cruces y terrenos colindantes, su fragilidad y capacidad de uso, analizando la relación entre la valoración de esos paisajes con sus características visuales y componentes primarios (análisis indirecto. La calidad visual del paisaje se evaluó mediante un método mixto con valoración directa de subjetividad representativa y análisis posterior indirecto de sus componentes, empleando un panel de evaluadores estandarizados. También se determinó la fragilidad de los paisajes, que con la calidad visual se integró en un SIGque permitió generar categorías de uso del paisaje en el área de estudio. El valor promedio (± DE de calidad fue de VP =16.86 ± 1.99. Los usos recomendados están en la categoría 3 (calidad de paisaje alta y fragilidad baja para turismo y recreación en un 86.1 % del área en estudio. Para el análisis indirecto se identificó, en cada paisaje sus características visuales básicas (línea, color y textura y sus componentes primarios, analizándose su relación con la calidad visual. La

  8. Optimización y ampliación del sistema de alcantarillado para la Parroquia de San Simón, Cantón Guaranda, Provincia de Bolivar

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    Rodríguez Elizalde, César Iván

    2012-01-01

    Presenta dos alternativas de diseño para el sistema de alcantarillado: la primera consiste en el diseño del sistema de alcantarillado sanitario con el empleo de tubería de hormigón, adicionando a éste el diseño de las plantas de tratamiento primario (tanques imhoff) en las zonas de descarga; la segunda consiste en el diseño del sistema de alcantarillado pluvial con la combinación de tuberías de hormigón para diámetros menores a 500 mm y tubería plástica para diámetros superiores, para lo cual...

  9. Metastatic breast disease from cutaneous malignant melanoma.

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    Moschetta, Marco; Telegrafo, Michele; Lucarelli, Nicola Maria; Martino, Gianluigi; Rella, Leonarda; Stabile Ianora, Amato Antonio; Angelelli, Giuseppe

    2014-01-01

    Malignant melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancer in the world. Breast metastases from melanoma are uncommon but could reflect a widespread disease. We report a case of malignant widespread melanoma presenting with bilateral breast nodules in a 39 year-old pre-menopausal Caucasian woman with an history of cutaneous melanoma of the trunk. Breast clinical examination revealed the presence of a hard and mobile lump located on the left breast. Ultrasound detected two bilateral nodules corresponding to oval opacities with well-defined edges and without calcifications or architectural distortion on mammography. Fine needle aspiration cytology performed on both breast nodules confirmed that the breast lesions were metastases from primary cutaneous malignant melanoma. A total-body CT examination detected brain, lung and abdominal lymph nodes metastases. The breast represents an uncommon site of metastatic disease from extra-mammary tumors. Imaging features of breast metastases from melanoma usually do not allow a differential diagnosis with breast primary tumors. Breast metastases may be asymptomatic or palpable as dense and well-circumscribed nodules. Breast metastases indicate a widespread disease and should lead to avoid aggressive surgical procedures because of the poor prognosis of patients affected by metastatic melanoma. The detection of bilateral breast metastases from melanoma is highly suggestive of metastatic multi-organ disease and could be useful to address the therapeutic approach. Copyright © 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  10. Sarcoidosis in Melanoma Patients: Case Report and Literature Review

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    Beutler, Bryce D., E-mail: brycebeutler@hotmail.com [School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1060 Wiegand Road, Encinitas, CA 92024 (United States); Cohen, Philip R., E-mail: brycebeutler@hotmail.com [Department of Dermatology, University of California San Diego, 10991 Twinleaf Court, San Diego, CA 92131 (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by the development of noncaseating granulomas in multiple organ systems. Many hematologic malignancies and solid tumors, including melanoma, have been associated with sarcoidosis. We describe the clinical and pathologic findings of a 54-year-old man with melanoma-associated sarcoidosis. In addition, we not only review the literature describing characteristics of other melanoma patients with sarcoidosis, but also the features of melanoma patients with antineoplastic therapy-associated sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis has been described in 80 melanoma patients; sufficient information for analysis was provided in 39 of these individuals. In 43.6% of individuals (17 out of 39), sarcoidosis was directly associated with melanoma; in 56.4% of oncologic patients (22 out of 39), sarcoidosis was induced by antineoplastic therapy that had been administered for the treatment of their metastatic melanoma. The discovery of melanoma preceded the development of sarcoidosis in 12 of the 17 (70.5%) individuals who did not receive systemic treatment. Pulmonary and/or cutaneous manifestations of sarcoidosis were common among both groups of patients. Most patients did not require treatment for sarcoidosis. Melanoma patients—either following antineoplastic therapy or without systemic treatment—may be at an increased risk to develop sarcoidosis. In antineoplastic therapy naive melanoma patients, a common etiologic factor—such as exposure to ultraviolet light—may play a role in their developing melanoma and sarcoidosis.

  11. BAP1 PLAYS A SURVIVAL ROLE IN CUTANEOUS MELANOMA

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    Kumar, Raj; Taylor, Michael; Miao, Benchun; Ji, Zhenyu; Njauw, Jenny Ching-Ni; Jönsson, Göran; Frederick, Dennie Tompers; Tsao, Hensin

    2014-01-01

    Although the pattern of BAP1 inactivation in ocular melanoma specimens and in the BAP1 cutaneous/ocular melanoma (CM/OM) predisposition syndrome suggests a tumor suppressor function, the specific role of this gene in the pathogenesis of cutaneous melanoma is not fully understood. We thus set out to characterize BAP1 in cutaneous melanoma and discovered an unexpected pro-survival effect of this protein. Tissue and cell lines analysis showed that BAP1 expression was maintained, rather than lost, in primary melanomas compared to nevi and normal skin. Genetic depletion of BAP1 in melanoma cells reduced proliferation and colony forming capability, induced apoptosis and inhibited melanoma tumor growth in vivo. On the molecular level, suppression of BAP1 led to a concomitant drop in the protein levels of survivin a member of anti-apoptotic proteins and a known mediator of melanoma survival. Restoration of survivin in melanoma cells partially rescued the growth-retarding effects of BAP1 loss. In contrast to melanoma cells, stable overexpression of BAP1 into immortalized but non-transformed melanocytes did suppress proliferation and reduce survivin. Taken together, these studies demonstrate that BAP1 may play a growth-sustaining role in melanoma cells, but that its impact on ubiquitination underpins a complex physiology which is context and cell dependent. PMID:25521456

  12. GAB2 amplifications refine molecular classification of melanoma.

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    Chernoff, Karen A; Bordone, Lindsey; Horst, Basil; Simon, Katherine; Twadell, William; Lee, Keagan; Cohen, Jason A; Wang, Shuang; Silvers, David N; Brunner, Georg; Celebi, Julide Tok

    2009-07-01

    Gain-of-function mutations in BRAF, NRAS, or KIT are associated with distinct melanoma subtypes with KIT mutations and/or copy number changes frequently observed among melanomas arising from sun-protected sites, such as acral skin (palms, soles, and nail bed) and mucous membranes. GAB2 has recently been implicated in melanoma pathogenesis, and increased copy numbers are found in a subset of melanomas. We sought to determine the association of increased copy numbers of GAB2 among melanoma subtypes in the context of genetic alterations in BRAF, NRAS, and KIT. A total of 85 melanomas arising from sun-protected (n = 23) and sun-exposed sites (n = 62) were analyzed for copy number changes using array-based comparative genomic hybridization and for gain-of-function mutations in BRAF, NRAS, and KIT. GAB2 amplifications were found in 9% of the cases and were associated with melanomas arising from acral and mucosal sites (P = 0.005). Increased copy numbers of the KIT locus were observed in 6% of the cases. The overall mutation frequencies for BRAF and NRAS were 43.5% and 14%, respectively, and were mutually exclusive. Among the acral and mucosal melanomas studied, the genetic alteration frequency was 26% for GAB2, 13% for KIT, 30% for BRAF, and 4% for NRAS. Importantly, the majority of GAB2 amplifications occurred independent from genetic events in BRAF, NRAS, and KIT. GAB2 amplification is critical for melanomas arising from sun-protected sites. Genetic alterations in GAB2 will help refine the molecular classification of melanomas.

  13. Solitary Secondary Malignant Melanoma of Clavicle Two Years after Enuclation for Ocular Melanoma

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    Halil Tozum

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Solitary metastasis of uveal melanoma to bone is extremely rare and usually associated with other organ involvement. We present a rare case of an ocular melanoma patient presenting with solitary metastasis to the clavicle two years after enucleation, without any other organ involvement. In this report, we tried to present our treatment strategy for the solitary metastasis of bone.

  14. LFA-1 and ICAM-1 expression induced during melanoma-endothelial cell co-culture favors the transendothelial migration of melanoma cell lines in vitro

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    Ghislin, Stephanie; Obino, Dorian; Middendorp, Sandrine; Boggetto, Nicole; Alcaide-Loridan, Catherine; Deshayes, Frederique

    2012-01-01

    Patients with metastatic melanoma have a poor median rate of survival. It is therefore necessary to increase our knowledge about melanoma cell dissemination which includes extravasation, where cancer cells cross the endothelial barrier. Extravasation is well understood during travelling of white blood cells, and involves integrins such as LFA-1 (composed of two chains, CD11a and CD18) expressed by T cells, while ICAM-1 is induced during inflammation by endothelial cells. Although melanoma cell lines cross endothelial cell barriers, they do not express LFA-1. We therefore hypothesized that melanoma-endothelial cell co-culture might induce the LFA-1/ICAM ligand/receptor couple during melanoma transmigration. A transwell approach has been used as well as blocking antibodies against CD11a, CD18 and ICAM-1. Data were analyzed with an epifluorescence microscope. Fluorescence intensity was quantified with the ImageJ software. We show here that HUVEC-conditioned medium induce cell-surface expression of LFA-1 on melanoma cell lines. Similarly melanoma-conditioned medium activates ICAM-1 expression in endothelial cells. Accordingly blocking antibodies of ICAM-1, CD11a or CD18 strongly decrease melanoma transmigration. We therefore demonstrate that melanoma cells can cross endothelial monolayers in vitro due to the induction of ICAM-1 and LFA-1 occurring during the co-culture of melanoma and endothelial cells. Our data further suggest a role of LFA-1 and ICAM-1 in the formation of melanoma cell clumps enhancing tumor cell transmigration. Melanoma-endothelial cell co-culture induces LFA-1 and ICAM-1 expression, thereby favoring in vitro melanoma trans-migration

  15. LFA-1 and ICAM-1 expression induced during melanoma-endothelial cell co-culture favors the transendothelial migration of melanoma cell lines in vitro

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    Ghislin Stephanie

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Patients with metastatic melanoma have a poor median rate of survival. It is therefore necessary to increase our knowledge about melanoma cell dissemination which includes extravasation, where cancer cells cross the endothelial barrier. Extravasation is well understood during travelling of white blood cells, and involves integrins such as LFA-1 (composed of two chains, CD11a and CD18 expressed by T cells, while ICAM-1 is induced during inflammation by endothelial cells. Although melanoma cell lines cross endothelial cell barriers, they do not express LFA-1. We therefore hypothesized that melanoma-endothelial cell co-culture might induce the LFA-1/ICAM ligand/receptor couple during melanoma transmigration. Methods A transwell approach has been used as well as blocking antibodies against CD11a, CD18 and ICAM-1. Data were analyzed with an epifluorescence microscope. Fluorescence intensity was quantified with the ImageJ software. Results We show here that HUVEC-conditioned medium induce cell-surface expression of LFA-1 on melanoma cell lines. Similarly melanoma-conditioned medium activates ICAM-1 expression in endothelial cells. Accordingly blocking antibodies of ICAM-1, CD11a or CD18 strongly decrease melanoma transmigration. We therefore demonstrate that melanoma cells can cross endothelial monolayers in vitro due to the induction of ICAM-1 and LFA-1 occurring during the co-culture of melanoma and endothelial cells. Our data further suggest a role of LFA-1 and ICAM-1 in the formation of melanoma cell clumps enhancing tumor cell transmigration. Conclusion Melanoma-endothelial cell co-culture induces LFA-1 and ICAM-1 expression, thereby favoring in vitro melanoma trans-migration.

  16. Influencia de la gestión de la calidad en los resultados de innovación a través de la gestión del conocimiento. Un estudio de casos

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    García-Fernández, Mariano

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    El objetivo de este artículo es analizar la influencia de la gestión de la calidad en la innovación a través de la gestión del conocimiento. La metodología utilizada es el estudio del caso, utilizando datos primarios (entrevistas en profundidad –entrevista personal y cuestionario– y observación directa) y secundarios (documentos internos y externos) de cinco empresas de servicios. Los resultados muestran que la gestión de la calidad impacta positivamente en la innovación a través de la gestió...

  17. Espeletia pycnophylla subsp. angelensis, el ángel del norte

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    Rodríguez Rebeca

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    Full Text Available Espeletia pycnophylla subsp. angelensis es una subespecie del género Espeletia, comúnmente conocido como frailejón, nativo de Ecuador y Colombia. Uno de sus asentamientos primarios es la Reserva Ecológica El Ángel. Al ser miembro de los frailejones domina el páramo de la reserva, y ayuda a cumplir su función esencial: captar y distribuir el agua hacia tierras bajas. Además, posee ventajas adaptativas que le permiten soportar los climas extremos del páramo, así como una alta especificidad en la altura en donde crece. Los estudios realizados sobre esta especie muestran que los frailejones son un ecosistema en sí mismos. En especial, recientes investigaciones los identifican como hogar de varias especies de artrópodos. Espeletia pycnophylla subsp. angelensis sufre varias amenazas relacionados con alteraciones en el clima de su hábitat, y es de vital importancia un plan de acción para protegerlo, así como también a su hábitat.

  18. Histoplasmosis del sistema nervioso central en un paciente inmunocompetente

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    Natalia Osorio

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    Full Text Available La histoplasmosis es una afección polifacética producida por el hongo dimorfo Histoplasma capsulatum, cuyas esporas son inhaladas y llegan al pulmón, órgano primario de infección. La forma meníngea, considerada como una de las manifestaciones más graves de esta micosis, suele presentarse en individuos con alteraciones en la inmunidad celular: pacientes con síndrome de inmunodeficiencia humana adquirida, con lupus eritematoso sistémico o con trasplante de órgano sólido, así como en lactantes, debido a su inmadurez inmunológica. La forma de presentación más usual es de resolución espontánea y se observa en individuos inmunocompetentes que se han expuesto a altas concentraciones de conidias y fragmentos miceliares del hongo. En estas personas, la afección se manifiesta por trastornos pulmonares y por la posterior diseminación a otros órganos y sistemas. Se presenta un caso de histoplasmosis del sistema nervioso central en un niño inmunocompetente.

  19. Contexto carcelario: un estudio de los estresores y las respuestas de afrontamiento en detenidos primarios y reincidentes Prison context: a study on primary offenders and recidivists stressors and coping responses

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    Isabel María Mikulic

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se propone presentar los resultados preliminares obtenidos en la investigación llevada a cabo con sujetos en situación de privación de libertad, primarios y reincidentes. El objetivo de este estudio ha sido evaluar las respuestas de afrontamiento implementadas por los mismos ante situaciones percibidas como estresantes, desde el enfoque de los factores de riesgo y protección, especialmente considerando las características del contexto carcelario. Se realizó un estudio de campo exploratorio-descriptivo, comparandose dos muestras intencionales: 35 detenidos primarios en Comisarías, y 35 reincidentes en Penitenciarias. Los resultados obtenidos indican un predominio de respuestas de afrontamiento evitativas por sobre las de aproximación al problema en todos los evaluados, siendo las principales situaciones estresantes mencionadas la privación de libertad, el distanciamiento familiar y la ruptura con la pareja. Este predominio ha sido asociado por múltiples autores, con estados de indefensión que impiden al sujeto lograr bienestar y control sobre sus propias vidas, y desarrollar caracterìsticas resilientesThis study shows preliminary results obtained in actual research on primary offenders and repeat offenders. Its objective has been to assess offenders coping responses when perceiving stressing events. Coping responses have been analyzed from a risk perception and protective factors approach, specially taking into consideration context characteristics in prison environment. An exploratory-descriptive field study allowed us to compare two intentional samples, 35 primary offenders and 35 repeat offenders. Results show avoidance predominance within coping strategies both in primary offenders and repeat offenders responses. Main reported stressing events were: lack of freedom, family distance and spouse separation. Avoidance responses are associated with a state of helplessness which weakens offenders posibilities of well

  20. MODELO DIDÁCTICO PARA EL USO DE LAS TIC EN LA GESTIÓN DEL CONOCIMIENTO POR EL ESCOLAR PRIMARIO

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    Jorge Luis Cueva Delgado

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    Full Text Available En el artículo se describe un modelo de gestión del conocimiento de los escolares de la Educación Primaria mediante el uso de las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones, a partir de los rasgos esenciales para los procesos de búsqueda, selección, procesamiento, comunicación y aplicación de la información. El modelo se centra en los componentes de orientación, planificación, ejecución y la evaluación de las tareas, especialmente, para el desarrollo de la personalidad de los escolares, a partir de la unidad entre lo cognitivo instrumental y lo afectivo motivacional. Se explican las relaciones que se establecen entre los componentes del modelo y los nuevos rasgos que se ponen de manifiesto, lo que evidencia un aprendizaje desarrollador tecnológico-emprendedor como cualidad resultante del modelo y que la gestión del conocimiento adquiere rango de método didáctico, lo cual se validó con un experimento pedagógico en la Escuela Primaria Osvaldo Herrera González del municipio de Puerto Padre en Las Tunas, que permitió preparar a los maestros para que empleen el método propuesto en el trabajo con los escolares en el uso de las TIC para la gestión del conocimiento, y así obtener los resultados esperados en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje.

  1. BAP1 has a survival role in cutaneous melanoma.

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    Kumar, Raj; Taylor, Michael; Miao, Benchun; Ji, Zhenyu; Njauw, Jenny C-N; Jönsson, Göran; Frederick, Dennie T; Tsao, Hensin

    2015-04-01

    Although the pattern of BAP1 inactivation in ocular melanoma specimens and in the BAP1 cutaneous melanoma (CM)/ocular melanoma predisposition syndrome suggests a tumor suppressor function, the specific role of this gene in the pathogenesis of CM is not fully understood. We thus set out to characterize BAP1 in CM and discovered an unexpected pro-survival effect of this protein. Tissue and cell lines analysis showed that BAP1 expression was maintained, rather than lost, in primary melanomas compared with nevi and normal skin. Genetic depletion of BAP1 in melanoma cells reduced proliferation and colony-forming capability, induced apoptosis, and inhibited melanoma tumor growth in vivo. On the molecular level, suppression of BAP1 led to a concomitant drop in the protein levels of survivin, a member of anti-apoptotic proteins and a known mediator of melanoma survival. Restoration of survivin in melanoma cells partially rescued the growth-retarding effects of BAP1 loss. In contrast to melanoma cells, stable overexpression of BAP1 into immortalized but non-transformed melanocytes did suppress proliferation and reduce survivin. Taken together, these studies demonstrate that BAP1 may have a growth-sustaining role in melanoma cells, but that its impact on ubiquitination underpins a complex physiology, which is context and cell dependent.

  2. Alpha particles for treatment of disseminated melanoma

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    Link, E.M.

    2010-01-01

    Invading melanoma spreads to local and unpredictable distant location at the early stages of its development. It is justifiable, therefore, to classify the disease as a systemic disorder. This requires a systemic treatment that reaches all melanoma cells irrespective of whether they are singly dispersed and in circulation or already forming solid tumours of various sizes. Targeted radiotherapy affects directly and selectively cancer cells provided an appropriate radionuclide and its carrier are chosen. Melanoma is a pigmented tumour. Methylene blue (MTB)) accumulates selectively in melanoma cells due to its exceptionally high affinity to melanin. MTB serves, therefore, as a carrier for radionuclides. 211 At-MTB has proved to be particularly effective in treating disseminated melanoma when administered systemically and, at the same time, non-toxic to normal non-pigmented and pigmented organs. (authors)

  3. Skin protection behaviour and sex differences in melanoma location in patients with multiple primary melanomas.

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    Warren, Matthew; McMeniman, Erin; Adams, Agnieszka; De'Ambrosis, Brian

    2017-02-01

    Previous studies have shown that sunscreen usage, sun-protection measures and self-examination rates in patients with single primary melanomas (SPM) are similar to that in the general population. This study hypothesises that these rates would be different in a population with multiple primary melanomas (MPM). We further hypothesise that there would be a sex difference in melanoma location in patients with MPM. The objectives of this study were to determine skin protection measures, self-examinations and melanoma location in a cohort of patients with MPM. A survey was conducted on 137 patients with MPM examining their sun-protection measures, skin self-examination rates and medical and phenotypic characteristics. These data were combined with a review of their medical records to examine the patients' skin cancer history. Patients with MPM had higher rates of skin self-evaluation (74% vs 22%), sunscreen usage (70% vs 45%) and other sun-protection measures (95% vs 46%) than has been published for patients with a history of a SPM. We have also shown that women have a higher risk of developing melanomas on their arms (p skin self-examination, sunscreen usage and other sun-protection methods in patients with MPM is higher than in studies of patients with SPM. It also highlighted sex differences in terms of melanoma location for patients with MPM. Further studies to examine the cause of the differences in these forms of protective behaviour could help improve the utilisation of these important preventative measures in all patients. © 2015 The Australasian College of Dermatologists.

  4. Efecto antiinflamatorio de extractos metanólicos de plantas de Azuay y Loja (Ecuador) a través del modelo de peces cebra

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    Peñaherrera, Eugenia; Jerves Andrade, Lourdes; Cuzco, Nancy; Wilches, Isabel; León Tamariz, Fabián; Tobar, Vladimiro

    2016-01-01

    Los peces cebra son utilizados como modelo biológico para screening primario de extractos de plantas con potencial bioactividad, aprovechando sus similitudes: genética, fisiológica y respuesta farmacológica con los mamíferos. En el estudio se empleó este modelo para valorar la actividad antiinflamatoria de 36 extractos metanólicos de plantas medicinales utilizadas en las provincias de Azuay y Loja (Ecuador). Parte del material vegetal fue recolectado con el aporte de una hierba...

  5. Meningeal Melanomas Associated With Transforming Ota Nevus to Malignant Melanoma: A Case Report

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    Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Intracranial invasion of cellular blue nevus (CBN from the skin is extremely rare and such a condition with malignant transformation is even rarer.A case of meningeal melanoma with malignant transformation which was derived from an Ota   nevus is presented in this report.   A21-year-old man with a neurocutaneous syndrome since childhood was referred with headache and mild left hemiparesia. CT scan and MRI demonstrated intracranial lesions and conjunctival biopsy leads to the pathologic diagnosis of blue nevus.Thereafter his parietal lesion was operated by craniotomy with total gross excision.On histopathological examination, diagnosis of malignant melanoma was confirmed.Approximately 2 months after radiotherapy and chemotherapy, he afflicted to diplopia and blurred vision on the leftside due to enlargement of orbital and cavernous sinus lesion. Following one year follow-up,he was survived and thrived with diffuse leptomeningeal nodular enhancement in favor of melanoma dissemination.Primary intracranial melanomas are though rare, but it should be suspected especially in the presence of periorbital blue nevus or nevus of Ota. Moreover, although CBN is considered benign, scalp or periorbital CBN has the potential for intracranial invasion and malignant ransformation.

  6. Melanoma Surveillance in the US: Melanoma, Ultraviolet Radiation, and Socioeconomic Status

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    2011-10-19

    This podcast accompanies the publication of a series of articles on melanoma surveillance in the United States, available in the November supplement edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Chris Johnson, from the Cancer Data Registry of Idaho, discusses analyses examining the relationship between melanoma and two variables at the county level, ultraviolet radiation and socioeconomic status.  Created: 10/19/2011 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 10/19/2011.

  7. Poblaciones linfocitarias, células dendríticas y perfil de citoquinas en ratones con melanoma tratados con Uncaria tomentosa

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    Iván Lozada-Requena

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Evaluar el efecto inmunomodulador sobre poblaciones linfocitarias, células dendríticas (DC, citoquinas Th1/Th2/Th17 (T-helper e inflamatorias en el ámbito sistémico y/o en el microambiente tumoral de ratones con o sin melanoma. Materiales y métodos. Se obtuvieron muestras de sangre periférica y/o de tumores primarios de ratones con melanoma B16 tratados o no con un extracto hidroalcohólico de Uncaria tomentosa (UT con 5,03% de alcaloides oxindólicos pentacíclicos (UT-POA obtenido de la corteza de la planta. Todos los ensayos de medición de células y citoquinas fueron realizados por citometría de flujo. Resultados. UT-POA a nivel sistémico incrementa la relación CD4/CD8a (Cluster of Differenciation, mientras que la activación celular es inversamente proporcional; incrementa la proporción de DCm (DC mieloides; induce un perfil Th1 proinflamatorio y reduce la respuesta Th17. TNF-a (tumor necrosis factor alpha y IL-17A (interleuquina correlacionan positiva y negativamente con la relación CD4/CD8a. Conclusiones. El incremento de Th1 (TNF-a puede tener como consecuencia el incremento de linfocitos CD4 o la activación de macrófagos M1. Aunque UT-POA muestra un incremento de DCm, este no es dosis-dependiente. La disminución de Th17 (IL-17A puede favorecer el funcionamiento de los linfocitos CD8a. UT-POA muestra mejores efectos inmunomoduladores en el ámbito sistémico que intratumoral

  8. [Molecular and immunohistochemical diagnostics in melanoma].

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    Schilling, B; Griewank, K G

    2016-07-01

    To provide appropriate therapy and follow-up to patients with malignant melanoma, proper diagnostics are of critical importance. Targeted therapy of advanced melanoma is based on the molecular genetic analyses of tumor tissue. In addition, sequencing of genes and other genetic approaches can provide insight into the origin of melanocytic tumors and can aid in distinguishing benign from malignant lesions. In this regard, spizoid neoplasms remain a challenging entity. Aside from genetic analyses of tumor tissue, immunohistochemistry remains an essential tool in melanoma diagnostics and TNM classification. With new immunotherapies being approved for advanced melanoma, immunohistochemistry to determine PD-L1 expression has gained clinical interest. While PD-L1 expression is associated with response to PD-1 blockade, a substantial number of patients without PD-L1 expression can still experience tumor remission upon treatment. In this review, current and future developments in melanoma diagnostics with regard to molecular genetics and immunohistochemistry are summarized. The utilization of such analyses in clinical decision making is also discussed.

  9. Integrative Genome Comparison of Primary and Metastatic Melanomas

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    Feng, Bin; Nazarian, Rosalynn M.; Bosenberg, Marcus; Wu, Min; Scott, Kenneth L.; Kwong, Lawrence N.; Xiao, Yonghong; Cordon-Cardo, Carlos; Granter, Scott R.; Ramaswamy, Sridhar; Golub, Todd; Duncan, Lyn M.; Wagner, Stephan N.; Brennan, Cameron; Chin, Lynda

    2010-01-01

    A cardinal feature of malignant melanoma is its metastatic propensity. An incomplete view of the genetic events driving metastatic progression has been a major barrier to rational development of effective therapeutics and prognostic diagnostics for melanoma patients. In this study, we conducted global genomic characterization of primary and metastatic melanomas to examine the genomic landscape associated with metastatic progression. In addition to uncovering three genomic subclasses of metastastic melanomas, we delineated 39 focal and recurrent regions of amplification and deletions, many of which encompassed resident genes that have not been implicated in cancer or metastasis. To identify progression-associated metastasis gene candidates, we applied a statistical approach, Integrative Genome Comparison (IGC), to define 32 genomic regions of interest that were significantly altered in metastatic relative to primary melanomas, encompassing 30 resident genes with statistically significant expression deregulation. Functional assays on a subset of these candidates, including MET, ASPM, AKAP9, IMP3, PRKCA, RPA3, and SCAP2, validated their pro-invasion activities in human melanoma cells. Validity of the IGC approach was further reinforced by tissue microarray analysis of Survivin showing significant increased protein expression in thick versus thin primary cutaneous melanomas, and a progression correlation with lymph node metastases. Together, these functional validation results and correlative analysis of human tissues support the thesis that integrated genomic and pathological analyses of staged melanomas provide a productive entry point for discovery of melanoma metastases genes. PMID:20520718

  10. Reflectance confocal microscopy features of thin versus thick melanomas.

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    Kardynal, Agnieszka; Olszewska, Małgorzata; de Carvalho, Nathalie; Walecka, Irena; Pellacani, Giovanni; Rudnicka, Lidia

    2018-01-24

    In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) plays an increasingly important role in differential diagnosis of melanoma. The aim of the study was to assess typical confocal features of thin (≤1mm according to Breslow index) versus thick (>1mm) melanomas. 30 patients with histopathologically confirmed cutaneous melanoma were included in the study. Reflectance confocal microscopy was performed with Vivascope equipment prior to excision. Fifteen melanomas were thin (Breslow thickness ≤ 1mm) and 15 were thick melanomas (Breslow thickness >1mm). In the RCM examination, the following features were more frequently observed in thin compared to thick melanomas: edged papillae (26.7% vs 0%, p=0.032) and areas with honeycomb or cobblestone pattern (33.3% vs 6.7%, p=0.068). Both features are present in benign melanocytic lesions, so in melanoma are good prognostic factors. The group of thick melanomas compared to the group of thin melanomas in the RCM images presented with greater frequency of roundish cells (100% vs 40%, p=0.001), non-edged papillae (100% vs 60%, p=0.006), numerous pagetoid cells (73.3% vs 33.3%, p=0.028), numerous atypical cells at dermal-epidermal junction (53.3% vs 20%, p=0.058) and epidermal disarray (93.3% vs 66.7%, p=0.068). Non-invasive imaging methods helps in deepening of knowledge about the evolution and biology of melanoma. The most characteristic features for thin melanomas in confocal examination are: fragments of cobblestone or honeycomb pattern and edged papillae (as good prognostic factors). The features of thick melanomas in RCM examination are: roundish cells, non-edged papillae, numerous pagetoid cells at dermal-epidermal junction and epidermal disarray.

  11. Melanoma cells treated with GGTI and IFN-gamma allow murine vaccination and enhance cytotoxic response against human melanoma cells.

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    Guillaume Sarrabayrouse

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Suboptimal activation of T lymphocytes by melanoma cells is often due to the defective expression of class I major histocompatibility antigens (MHC-I and costimulatory molecules. We have previously shown that geranylgeranyl transferase inhibition (done with GGTI-298 stimulates anti-melanoma immune response through MHC-I and costimulatory molecule expression in the B16F10 murine model [1]. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study, it is shown that vaccination with mIFN-gand GGTI-298 pretreated B16F10 cells induces a protection against untreated tumor growth and pulmonary metastases implantation. Furthermore, using a human melanoma model (LB1319-MEL, we demonstrated that in vitro treatment with hIFN-gamma and GGTI-298 led to the up regulation of MHC-I and a costimulatory molecule CD86 and down regulation of an inhibitory molecule PD-1L. Co-culture experiments with peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC revealed that modifications induced by hIFN-gamma and GGTI-298 on the selected melanoma cells, enables the stimulation of lymphocytes from HLA compatible healthy donors. Indeed, as compared with untreated melanoma cells, pretreatment with hIFN-gamma and GGTI-298 together rendered the melanoma cells more efficient at inducing the: i activation of CD8 T lymphocytes (CD8+/CD69+; ii proliferation of tumor-specific CD8 T cells (MelanA-MART1/TCR+; iii secretion of hIFN-gamma; and iv anti-melanoma specific cytotoxic cells. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: These data indicate that pharmacological treatment of melanoma cell lines with IFN-gamma and GGTI-298 stimulates their immunogenicity and could be a novel approach to produce tumor cells suitable for vaccination and for stimulation of anti-melanoma effector cells.

  12. Ambulatory Melanoma Care Patterns in the United States

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    Ji, A. L.; Davis, S. A.; Feldman, S. R.; Fleischer, A. B.; Baze, M. R.; Feldman, S. R.; Feldman, S. R.; Fleischer, A. B.

    2013-01-01

    To examine trends in melanoma visits in the ambulatory care setting. Methods. Data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) from 1979 to 2010 were used to analyze melanoma visit characteristics including number of visits, age and gender of patients, and physician specialty. These data were compared to US Census population estimates during the same time period. Results. The overall rate of melanoma visits increased (ρ< 0.0001) at an apparently higher rate than the increase in population over this time. The age of patients with melanoma visits increased at approximately double the rate (0.47 year per interval year, ρ< 0.0001) of the population increase in age (0.23 year per interval year). There was a nonsignificant(ρ=0.19) decline in the proportion of female patients seen over the study interval. Lastly, ambulatory care has shifted towards dermatologists and other specialties managing melanoma patients and away from family/internal medicine physicians and general/plastic surgeons. Conclusions. The number and age of melanoma visits has increased over time with respect to the overall population, mirroring the increase in melanoma incidence over the past three decades. These trends highlight the need for further studies regarding melanoma management efficiency

  13. Balloon Cell Urethral Melanoma: Differential Diagnosis and Management

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    M. McComiskey

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Primary malignant melanoma of the urethra is a rare tumour (0.2% of all melanomas that most commonly affects the meatus and distal urethra and is three times more common in women than men. Case. A 76-year-old lady presented with vaginal pain and discharge. On examination, a 4 cm mass was noted in the vagina and biopsy confirmed melanoma of a balloon type. Preoperative CT showed no distant metastases and an MRI scan of the pelvis demonstrated no associated lymphadenopathy. She underwent anterior exenterative surgery and vaginectomy also. Histology confirmed a urethral nodular malignant melanoma. Discussion. First-line treatment of melanoma is often surgical. Adjuvant treatment including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or immunotherapy has also been reported. Even with aggressive management, malignant melanoma of the urogenital tract generally has a poor prognosis. Recurrence rates are high and the mean period between diagnosis and recurrence is 12.5 months. A 5-year survival rate of less than 20% has been reported in balloon cell melanomas along with nearly 20% developing local recurrence. Conclusion. To the best of our knowledge, this case is the first report of balloon cell melanoma arising in the urethra. The presentation and surgical management has been described and a literature review provided.

  14. Shared care in the follow-up of early-stage melanoma: a qualitative study of Australian melanoma clinicians’ perspectives and models of care

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    Rychetnik Lucie

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Patients with early stage melanoma have high survival rates but require long-term follow-up to detect recurrences and/or new primary tumours. Shared care between melanoma specialists and general practitioners is an increasingly important approach to meeting the needs of a growing population of melanoma survivors. Methods In-depth qualitative study based on semi-structured interviews with 16 clinicians (surgical oncologists, dermatologists and melanoma unit GPs who conduct post-treatment follow-up at two of Australia’s largest specialist referral melanoma treatment and diagnosis units. Interviews were recorded, transcribed and analysed to identify approaches to shared care in follow-up, variations in practice, and explanations of these. Results Melanoma unit clinicians utilised shared care in the follow-up of patients with early stage melanoma. Schedules were determined by patients’ clinical risk profiles. Final arrangements for delivery of those schedules (by whom and where were influenced by additional psychosocial, professional and organizational considerations. Four models of shared care were described: (a surgical oncologist alternating with dermatologist (in-house or local to patient; (b melanoma unit dermatologist and other local doctor (e.g. family physician; (c surgical oncologist and local doctor; or (d melanoma physician and local doctor. Conclusions These models of shared care offer alternative solutions to managing the requirements for long-term follow-up of a growing number of patients with stage I/II melanoma, and warrant further comparative evaluation of outcomes in clinical trials, with detailed cost/benefit analyses.

  15. Differentiating regressed melanoma from regressed lichenoid keratosis.

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    Chan, Aegean H; Shulman, Kenneth J; Lee, Bonnie A

    2017-04-01

    Distinguishing regressed lichen planus-like keratosis (LPLK) from regressed melanoma can be difficult on histopathologic examination, potentially resulting in mismanagement of patients. We aimed to identify histopathologic features by which regressed melanoma can be differentiated from regressed LPLK. Twenty actively inflamed LPLK, 12 LPLK with regression and 15 melanomas with regression were compared and evaluated by hematoxylin and eosin staining as well as Melan-A, microphthalmia transcription factor (MiTF) and cytokeratin (AE1/AE3) immunostaining. (1) A total of 40% of regressed melanomas showed complete or near complete loss of melanocytes within the epidermis with Melan-A and MiTF immunostaining, while 8% of regressed LPLK exhibited this finding. (2) Necrotic keratinocytes were seen in the epidermis in 33% regressed melanomas as opposed to all of the regressed LPLK. (3) A dense infiltrate of melanophages in the papillary dermis was seen in 40% of regressed melanomas, a feature not seen in regressed LPLK. In summary, our findings suggest that a complete or near complete loss of melanocytes within the epidermis strongly favors a regressed melanoma over a regressed LPLK. In addition, necrotic epidermal keratinocytes and the presence of a dense band-like distribution of dermal melanophages can be helpful in differentiating these lesions. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  16. Use of conjunctival autograft and amniotic membrane in primary pterygium surgery

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    Fernández García, Keyly; Gómez Castillo, Zulema; Castillo Pérez, Alexeide; Pérez Parra, Zaadia; Jareño Ochoa, Madelyn; Perea Ruiz, Carlos Alberto

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo: comparar la efectividad del autoinjerto conjuntival y el injerto de membrana amniótica en la cirugía del pterigión primario en el Instituto Cubano de Oftalmología "Ramón Pando Ferrer" de septiembre de 2009 a septiembre de 2010. Métodos: estudio prospectivo, comparativo y aleatorio. El universo estuvo constituido por 80 pacientes (80 ojos) con diagnóstico de pterigión primario que se les realizó escisión quirúrgica de la hiperplasia fibrovascular nasal primaria. Se dividieron en 2 gr...

  17. primary malignant amelanotic melanoma arising from a vitiligo patch

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    2014-05-05

    May 5, 2014 ... Malignant melanoma is a rare tumour in people of. African descent including those affected by albinism. (1). The incidence of malignant melanoma in Africans is estimated to ranging from 0.5 to 1.5 per 100,000 people (2). Acrolentiginous melanoma is the most common type of melanoma in this population.

  18. Premalignant quiescent melanocytic nevi do not express the MHC class I chain-related protein A Los nevos melanocíticos premalignos quiescentes no expresan la molécula MHC class I chain-related protein A

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    Mercedes B. Fuertes

    2011-08-01

    linfocitos T CD8+ aß y ?d a través del receptor NKG2D, lo que dispara la secreción de IFN-? y la citotoxicidad contra las células malignas. Aunque la mayoría de los tumores sólidos expresan MICA y esta molécula constituye un blanco durante la inmunovigilancia contra tumores, tumores de alto grado expresan bajos niveles de MICA en superficie celular debido al clivaje inducido por metaloproteasas. Asimismo, los melanomas se desarrollan luego de la neotransformación maligna de melanocitos. Sin embargo, se desconoce la expresión de MICA en estadios premalignos (nevos melanocíticos. En este trabajo analizamos la expresión de MICA en 19 nevos primarios de 11 pacientes mediante citometría de flujo. Cuando el material fue suficiente, también analizamos la expresión de MICA por Western blot. En ninguno de los 15 nevos primarios (intradérmicos, junction, mixtos, lentigo y congénitos ni en muestras de piel normal, lesiones benignas (queratosis seborreica, premalignas (queratosis actínica y cáncer benigno basocelular, detectamos expresión de MICA. Contrariamente, un melanoma primario de diagnóstico reciente mostró intensa expresión de MICA en superficie celular. Nuestros resultados indican que el inicio de la expresión de MICA ocurre una vez que la célula ha traspasado el estadio de transformación maligna, por lo que el análisis de su expresión en secciones de piel podría constituir un marcador útil para diferenciar nevos benignos de melanomas malignos.

  19. Contemporary Management of Early-Stage Melanoma: A Systematic Review.

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    Rosko, Andrew J; Vankoevering, Kyle K; McLean, Scott A; Johnson, Timothy M; Moyer, Jeffrey S

    2017-05-01

    The incidence of melanoma is increasing, with 76 380 new cases of invasive melanoma and 68 480 new cases of melanoma in situ expected in 2016. To review the contemporary management of early-stage melanoma. We searched PubMed, MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews databases from January 1, 2011, to May 1, 2016, yielding 966 articles. We focused our search on early-stage (melanoma in situ, stage I, and stage II) cutaneous melanoma. After excluding articles, 41 articles were manually reviewed. A review of the bibliographies of selected articles generated additional references. While the majority of recent advances have been in the treatment of advanced melanoma, surgical excision with margins based on the presence and depth of invasion continues to be the cornerstone of management. Sentinel lymph node biopsy plays a central role in the staging and treatment of melanoma. Accurate diagnosis and adequate surgical excision are critical in reducing local recurrences and improving outcomes. Sentinel lymph node biopsy is useful in staging the regional nodal basin and guiding treatment in appropriately selected patients.

  20. Importance of glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation in advanced melanoma

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    Ho Jonhan

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH is a prognostic factor for patients with stage IV melanoma. To gain insights into the biology underlying this prognostic factor, we analyzed total serum LDH, serum LDH isoenzymes, and serum lactate in up to 49 patients with metastatic melanoma. Our data demonstrate that high serum LDH is associated with a significant increase in LDH isoenzymes 3 and 4, and a decrease in LDH isoenzymes 1 and 2. Since LDH isoenzymes play a role in both glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS, we subsequently determined using tissue microarray (TMA analysis that the levels of proteins associated with mitochondrial function, lactate metabolism, and regulators of glycolysis were all elevated in advanced melanomas compared with nevic melanocytes. To investigate whether in advanced melanoma, the glycolysis and OXPHOS pathways might be linked, we determined expression of the monocarboxylate transporters (MCT 1 and 4. Analysis of a nevus-to-melanoma progression TMA revealed that MCT4, and to a lesser extend MCT1, were elevated with progression to advanced melanoma. Further analysis of human melanoma specimens using the Seahorse XF24 extracellular flux analyzer indicated that metastatic melanoma tumors derived a large fraction of energy from OXPHOS. Taken together, these findings suggest that in stage IV melanomas with normal serum LDH, glycolysis and OXPHOS may provide metabolic symbiosis within the same tumor, whereas in stage IV melanomas with high serum LDH glycolysis is the principle source of energy.

  1. Melanoma of unknown origin: a case series.

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    Kelly, J

    2010-12-01

    The natural history of metastatic melanoma involving lymph nodes, in the absence of a known primary site (cutaneous, ocular or mucosal) has, to date, been poorly defined; and the optimal management of this rare subtype of disease is therefore unclear. Melanomas of unknown primary site (MUP) are estimated to comprise between 3.7 and 6% of all melanomas (Anbari et al. in Cancer 79:1861-1821, 1997).

  2. Subretinal lipid exudation associated with untreated choroidal melanoma

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    C K Minija

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Subretinal lipid exudation in an untreated choroidal melanoma is very rare. It is seen following plaque radiotherapy in choroidal melanoma. There is only one case report of untreated choroidal melanoma with massive lipid exudation in a patient with metastatic hypernephroma. We report here a rare case of untreated choroidal melanoma with lipid exudation. Subretinal exudation that is rarely seen following plaque brachytherapy was noted at the borders of this untreated tumor. Lipid exudation partially resolved following brachytherapy.

  3. Satellite in transit metastases in rapidly fatal conjunctival melanoma: implications for angiotropism and extravascular migratory metastasis (description of a murine model for conjunctival melanoma).

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    Barnhill, Raymond L; Lemaitre, Stéphanie; Lévy-Gabrielle, Christine; Rodrigues, Manuel; Desjardins, Laurence; Dendale, Rémi; Vincent-Salomon, Anne; Roman-Roman, Sergio; Lugassy, Claire; Cassoux, Nathalie

    2016-02-01

    Little information is currently available concerning loco-regional metastases such as satellite and in transit metastases and their natural history in conjunctival melanoma as compared to cutaneous melanoma. Angiotropism, a marker of extravascular migration of melanoma cells along vascular channels, often appears responsible for microscopic satellite, satellite and in transit metastases development in cutaneous melanoma. In addition, diffuse tissue microscopic satellites are correlated with widespread melanoma dissemination and death. Herein we report rapid conjunctival melanoma progression and a fatal outcome in four of five patients following recurrence as satellite in transit metastases. Five patients aged 31, 60, 63, 56, and 67 years developed primary conjunctival melanoma, histologically characterised by tumour thicknesses of 4, 4, 1.1, 3, and 2 mm. Two or more conjunctival melanomas manifested ulceration, significant mitotic rates, necrosis, angiotropism, and intralesional transformation. The conjunctival melanoma recurred in a matter of months as one or more discrete satellite in transit lesions in the vicinity of the primary melanoma. Histological examination revealed well-defined micronodules containing atypical melanocytes in the subepithelial connective tissue stroma. All lesions were extravascular and most appeared angiotropic. Four of five patients subsequently developed parotid or other loco-regional nodal disease and rapidly ensuing widespread metastases and death. The time course from diagnosis to the demise of the patients averaged about 13 (range 7-20) months. Our findings suggest that satellite in transit metastases constitute an important new risk marker for possible rapid metastatic disease progression and death in patients with conjunctival melanoma. This finding appears to take on even greater significance if such lesions develop rapidly, i.e., in a matter of weeks or months following diagnosis of primary conjunctival melanoma, and if the

  4. Immunizing Patients With Metastatic Melanoma Using Recombinant Adenoviruses Encoding MART-1 or gp100 Melanoma Antigens

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    Rosenberg, Steven A.; Zhai, Yifan; Yang, James C.; Schwartzentruber, Douglas J.; Hwu, Patrick; Marincola, Francesco M.; Topalian, Suzanne L.; Restifo, Nicholas P.; Seipp, Claudia A.; Einhorn, Jan H.; Roberts, Bruce; White, Donald E.

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    Background: The characterization of the genes encoding melanoma-associated antigens MART-1 or gp100, recognized by T cells, has opened new possibilities for the development of immunization strategies for patients with metastatic melanoma. With the use of recombinant adenoviruses expressing either MART-1 or gp100 to immunize patients with metastatic melanoma, we evaluated the safety, immunologic, and potential therapeutic aspects of these immunizations. Methods: In phase I studies, 54 patients received escalating doses (between 107 and 1011 plaque-forming units) of recombinant adenovirus encoding either MART-1 or gp100 melanoma antigen administered either alone or followed by the administration of interleukin 2 (IL-2). The immunologic impact of these immunizations on the development of cellular and antibody reactivity was assayed. Results: Recombinant adenoviruses expressing MART-1 or gp100 were safely administered. One of 16 patients with metastatic melanoma receiving the recombinant adenovirus MART-1 alone experienced a complete response. Other patients achieved objective responses, but they had received IL-2 along with an adenovirus, and their responses could be attributed to the cytokine. Immunologic assays showed no consistent immunization to the MART-1 or gp100 transgenes expressed by the recombinant adenoviruses. High levels of neutralizing antibody were found in the pretreatment sera of the patients. Conclusions: High doses of recombinant adenoviruses could be safely administered to cancer patients. High levels of neutralizing antibody present in patients' sera prior to treatment may have impaired the ability of these viruses to immunize patients against melanoma antigens. PMID:9862627

  5. Relato de um caso de melanoma de conjuntiva Conjuntival melanoma: a case report

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    Carlos Gustavo Leite Vieira

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Relatar um caso raro de melanoma de conjuntiva de longa evolução em paciente melanodérmica. Método: Análise de caso. Resultado: Até a presente data a paciente encontra-se bem sem evidências de recorrência da patologia em questão após excisão local. Conclusão: Observamos que mesmo sem a realização de crioterapia adjuvante ou medidas mais agressivas, existem alguns casos como esse que acabamos de relatar para o qual a excisão simples pode garantir a cura. Um aspecto importante deste relato é a importância do exame histopatológico de peças e fragmentos cirúrgicos removidos.Purpose: The authors describe a rare case of malignant conjunctival melanoma with a long evolution. Methods: A case report. Results: Until this time the patient does not show any sign of relapse of this melanoma, after local excision. Conclusion: Without cryotherapy or more agressive methods we observe that there are some cases of conjunctival melanoma that might be cured with only a local excision. An important aspect of this case is the relevance of the histopathologic analysis of the removed surgical fragments.

  6. Epidermotropic metastatic melanoma with perilesional depigmentation in an Indian male

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    Bhavana Doshi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Melanoma is a rare form of cutaneous malignancy encountered in the dark skin population. Epidermotropic metastatic melanoma is a rare form of cutaneous metastatic melanoma which can mimic primary melanoma on histopathology. Hence its differentiation is of immense prognostic importance. The occurrence of rim of depigmentation around the primary cutaneous melanoma has previously been reported to portend a bad prognosis. The occurrence of vitiligo like lesions in patients with metastatic melanoma in comparison has a better prognosis. However the occurrence of depigmentation around the secondaries is rare and its importance is not well known. Hence we wish to report a case of epidermotropic metastatic melanoma with perilesional depigmentation in a 78 year old Indian male.

  7. Cartilaginous melanoma: case report and review of the literature Melanoma cartilagíneo: caso clínico e revisão da literatura

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    Parente Joana Devesa

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Malignant melanoma can present a variety of histopathological patterns. Cartilaginous change in the absence of osteogenic differentiation is extremely rare in malignant melanoma, being among the least frequent of the wide range of melanoma histologic patterns. We report a case of a 47-year-old woman with a subungual nodule on her right great toe for many years. Histopathological examination of the lesion led to a diagnosis of malignant melanoma with cartilaginous differentiation devoid of concomitant osseous areas. It would appear that this unusual form of melanoma has a predilection for acral location, particularly the subungual region. Malignant melanoma with chondroid stroma should therefore be considered in the differential diagnosis of cartilaginous lesions of the toes and fingers. Careful examination of the overlying epidermis and identification of an in situ component of melanoma may be necessary in order to establish the correct diagnosis.O melanoma maligno pode apresentar uma grande variedade de padrões histopatológicos. A presença de diferenciação cartilagínea, na ausência de diferenciação osteogénica, é extremamente rara no melanoma maligno. O melanoma cartilagíneo está entre os padrões histológicos menos frequentes. Relatamos um caso de uma doente do sexo feminino de 47 anos de idade com um nódulo subungueal no 1º dedo do pé direito com muitos anos de evolução. O exame histopatológico da lesão revelou melanoma cartilagíneo, sem áreas de diferenciação osteogénica. Esta variante de melanoma parece ter predileção pela extremidades, sobretudo pela região subungueal. Assim, o melanoma maligno com diferenciação condróide, deve ser tido em consideração no diagnóstico diferencial de lesões acrais cartilagíneas. A observação cuidadosa da epiderme e a identificação de um componente do melanoma in situ podem ser necessários para estabelecer um diagnóstico correto.

  8. Treatment and outcomes of anorectal melanoma.

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    Heeney, Anna

    2012-02-01

    INTRODUCTION: anorectal melanoma is an uncommon disease constituting less than 3% of all melanomas. Due to its rarity, there are a lack of randomized control trials regarding appropriate management and current evidence is based mainly on retrospective studies. METHODS: in view of the controversial surgical treatment of anorectal melanoma, we review the most published literature in an attempt to elucidate its typical clinical features along with current thinking with respect to management approaches to this aggressive disease. Using the keywords "anorectal" and "malignant melanoma", a medline search of all articles in English was performed and the relevant articles procured. Additional references were retrieved by cross reference from key articles. RESULTS: anorectal melanoma affects the elderly with a slight preponderance for females. It commonly presents disguised as benign disease with local bleeding or suspicion for haemorrhoidal disease. There is no convincing evidence to indicate that radical resection of primary anorectal melanoma is associated with improvement in local control or survival, and local excision is an acceptable treatment option. CONCLUSION: optimum management depends on several factors and the therapeutic goals should be to lengthen survival and preserve quality-of-life. Given that wide local excision is a more limited intervention with comparable survival it should be considered as the initial treatment choice. Unfortunately prognosis for patients with this disease remains poor despite choice of treatment strategy with overall five year disease-free survival less than twenty percent in most studies.

  9. La restricción intertemporal del presupuesto. Una evaluación empírica para el Gobierno Nacional Central de Colombia, 1950-2010

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    Hernando Chaves Álvaro

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available En este documento se analiza la sostenibilidad fiscal del Gobierno Nacional Central en Colombia utilizando el enfoque de la Restricción Intertemporal de Presupuesto. Los resultados empíricos revelan que la estrategia fiscal actual es sostenible. No obstante, se vislumbran problemas de insolvencia en el largo plazo, lo que implica generar un mayor superávit primario en comparación con el actualmente programado. Lo anterior, se sustenta en los valores estimados de los indicadores de sostenibilidad fiscal.

  10. Computerized procedure for protection coordination in distribution primary circuits; Procedimiento computarizado para coordinacion de protecciones en circuitos primarios de distribucion

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    Carrillo, Victor M; Velazquez Sanchez, Raul [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1987-12-31

    Nowadays, the method employed to study the protection coordination are based in the hand outlining of curves time- current and in the visual comparison in log sheets. Due to the large amount of distribution circuits, the engineer makes a considerable effort to perform this type of studies, which besides are routinist and time consuming. In this article a program for the computer aided design for the protection coordination in primary distribution circuits is presented. Such a program -carried out in the Transmission and Distribution Department of the Power Systems Division of the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE)- substitutes in an efficient manner, the manual procedures that are performed in the protection coordination studies. The coordination principles, suggested by the equipment manufacturers, were respected, trying, at the same time, to keep the procedures of the Comision Federal de Electricidad personnel (CFE) emerged from the field experience. The algorithm basically consists of an iterative process in the selection of the adjustments taking as a reference the of three-phase short- circuit and of phase to ground, values, as well as the operating times. [Espanol] Actualmente, los metodos que se emplean para estudiar la coordinacion de protecciones se basan en el trazado manual de curvas de tiempo-corriente y en la comparacion visual sobre hojas logaritmicas. Debido a la gran cantidad de circuitos de distribucion, el ingeniero hace un esfuerzo considerable para realizar este tipo de estudios, los que ademas, son rutinarios y tardados. En este articulo, se presenta un programa para el diseno asistido por computadora del proceso de coordinacion de protecciones en circuitos primarios de distribucion. Dicho programa -realizado en el Departamento de Transmision y Distribucion, de la Division de Sistemas de Potencia, del Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE)- sustituye de manera eficaz los procedimientos manuales que se efectuan en los estudios

  11. Computerized procedure for protection coordination in distribution primary circuits; Procedimiento computarizado para coordinacion de protecciones en circuitos primarios de distribucion

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    Carrillo, Victor M.; Velazquez Sanchez, Raul [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1986-12-31

    Nowadays, the method employed to study the protection coordination are based in the hand outlining of curves time- current and in the visual comparison in log sheets. Due to the large amount of distribution circuits, the engineer makes a considerable effort to perform this type of studies, which besides are routinist and time consuming. In this article a program for the computer aided design for the protection coordination in primary distribution circuits is presented. Such a program -carried out in the Transmission and Distribution Department of the Power Systems Division of the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE)- substitutes in an efficient manner, the manual procedures that are performed in the protection coordination studies. The coordination principles, suggested by the equipment manufacturers, were respected, trying, at the same time, to keep the procedures of the Comision Federal de Electricidad personnel (CFE) emerged from the field experience. The algorithm basically consists of an iterative process in the selection of the adjustments taking as a reference the of three-phase short- circuit and of phase to ground, values, as well as the operating times. [Espanol] Actualmente, los metodos que se emplean para estudiar la coordinacion de protecciones se basan en el trazado manual de curvas de tiempo-corriente y en la comparacion visual sobre hojas logaritmicas. Debido a la gran cantidad de circuitos de distribucion, el ingeniero hace un esfuerzo considerable para realizar este tipo de estudios, los que ademas, son rutinarios y tardados. En este articulo, se presenta un programa para el diseno asistido por computadora del proceso de coordinacion de protecciones en circuitos primarios de distribucion. Dicho programa -realizado en el Departamento de Transmision y Distribucion, de la Division de Sistemas de Potencia, del Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE)- sustituye de manera eficaz los procedimientos manuales que se efectuan en los estudios

  12. Immunotherapy for advanced melanoma: future directions.

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    Valpione, Sara; Campana, Luca G

    2016-02-01

    As calculated by the meta-analysis of Korn et al., the prognosis of metastatic melanoma in the pretarget and immunological therapy era was poor, with a median survival of 6.2 and a 1-year life expectancy of 25.5%. Nowadays, significant advances in melanoma treatment have been gained, and immunotherapy is one of the promising approaches to get to durable responses and survival improvement. The aim of the present review is to highlight the recent innovations in melanoma immunotherapy and to propose a critical perspective of the future directions of this enthralling oncology subspecialty.

  13. Melanoma or Pseudo melanoma Change in a pigmented lesion after application of topical 5-Fluorouracil

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    2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) 10/26/2017 Poster 10/26/2017-10/29/2017 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER Melanoma or Pseudo...melanoma? Change in a pigmented lesion after application of topical 5-Fluorouracil. 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d

  14. Immunohistochemical Expression of MCAM/CD146 in Canine Melanoma.

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    Abou Asa, S

    2017-07-01

    MCAM/CD146 (melanoma cell adhesion molecule/CD146) is a transmembrane immunoglobulin superfamily cell adhesion molecule involved in transendothelial migration and signal transduction. It is expressed in melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, prostatic, ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancers and promotes tumour growth, angiogenesis and metastasis. Melanoma is the most common malignant oral tumour of dogs and also arises in the skin, nail bed and footpad. The aim of this study was to investigate the immunohistochemical expression of MCAM/CD146 in 51 canine melanomas, including oral, cutaneous and ocular tumours. Seventeen of the 51 (33.3%) cases were negative, eight (15.7%) were weakly positive, seven (13.7%) were moderately positive and 19 (37.3%) were strongly positive. MCAM/CD146 was expressed by both oral and cutaneous melanomas; however, the intensity and the extent of the immunoreactivity was higher in oral (P = 0.009) than in cutaneous tumours (P = 0.058). Most ocular melanomas did not express MCAM/CD146 (P = 0.256). Expression of MCAM/CD146 by canine melanomas may suggest the molecule as a target for treatment, especially in oral melanomas. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Clima organizacional y desempeño laboral docente en instituciones educativas de nivel primario y secundario

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    Roberto Paco Ccora

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue determinar la existencia de una relación significativa entre el clima organizacional y el desempeño laboral docente en la Institución Educativa Particular San Pío X y la Institución Educativa Estatal Rosa de Lima de San Jerónimo de la provincia de Huancayo. La investigación fue de tipo básico descriptivo correlacional. El tipo de muestra fue no probabilístico e incluyó 110 docentes entre varones y mujeres del nivel primario y secundario; 60 docentes de la I.E.P San Pío X y 50 de la I.E.E. Rosa de Lima de San Jerónimo. Los instrumentos aplicados fueron las escalas de clima social en el trabajo (WES, que evalúa el ambiente social existente en diversos tipos y centros de trabajo, y el inventario de desempeño laboral. Los resultados de la investigación determinaron la existencia de una relación positiva y significativa, entre el clima organizacional y el desempeño laboral docente en la I.E.P. San Pio X y la I.E.E. Rosa de Lima, con un valor r de Pearson = 0,71. En conclusión, el clima organizacional es un factor determinante en el desempeño laboral docente e implica una referencia de los miembros respecto a su estar en la organización. Por tanto, un clima favorable conllevará a la predisposición de un trabajo óptimo, lo cual tendrá un impacto positivo en la enseñanza, aprendizaje y la construcción de nuevos conocimientos.

  16. Prognostic Parameters for the Primary Care of Melanoma Patients: What Is Really Risky in Melanoma

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    Goppner, D.; Leverkus, M.

    2011-01-01

    Due to intensified research in recent years, the understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the development of melanoma has dramatically improved. The discovery of specific, causal mutations such as BRAF or KIT oncogenes not only renders a targeted and thus more effective therapeutic approach possible, but also gives rise to a new genetic-based classification. Targeting just a few out of several potential mutations, BRAF-Inhibitors such as PLX 4032 achieved already tremendous results in the therapy of metastatic melanoma. Up to now, the correlation of clinical, histomorphologic, and genetic features is, however, not understood. Even more, is it not well known precisely what kind of molecular changes predispose the primary melanoma for metastasis. The identification of morphological surrogates and prognostic parameters in tumors with such genetic alteration seems therefore crucial when differentiating and classifying this heterogeneous tumor entity in more detail and thus facilitates the stratification of prognosis as well as therapy. This review summarizes the current understanding of carcinogenesis and gives a detailed overview of known morphologic and potentially future genetic prognostic parameters in malignant melanoma.

  17. In-depth characterization of microRNA transcriptome in melanoma.

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    James Kozubek

    Full Text Available The full repertoire of human microRNAs (miRNAs that could distinguish common (benign nevi from cutaneous (malignant melanomas remains to be established. In an effort to gain further insight into the role of miRNAs in melanoma, we applied Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS platform to carry out an in-depth analysis of miRNA transcriptome in biopsies of nevi, thick primary (>4.0 mm and metastatic melanomas with matched normal skin in parallel to melanocytes and melanoma cell lines (both primary and metastatic (n=28. From this data representing 698 known miRNAs, we defined a set of top-40 list, which properly classified normal from cancer; also confirming 23 (58% previously discovered miRNAs while introducing an additional 17 (42% known and top-15 putative novel candidate miRNAs deregulated during melanoma progression. Surprisingly, the miRNA signature distinguishing specimens of melanoma from nevus was significantly different than that of melanoma cell lines from melanocytes. Among the top list, miR-203, miR-204-5p, miR-205-5p, miR-211-5p, miR-23b-3p, miR-26a-5p and miR-26b-5p were decreased in melanomas vs. nevi. In a validation cohort (n=101, we verified the NGS results by qRT-PCR and showed that receiver-operating characteristic curves for miR-211-5p expression accurately discriminated invasive melanoma (AUC=0.933, melanoma in situ (AUC=0.933 and dysplastic (atypical nevi (AUC=0.951 from common nevi. Target prediction analysis of co-transcribed miRNAs showed a cooperative regulation of key elements in the MAPK signaling pathway. Furthermore, we found extensive sequence variations (isomiRs and other non-coding small RNAs revealing a complex melanoma transcriptome. Deep-sequencing small RNAs directly from clinically defined specimens provides a robust strategy to improve melanoma diagnostics.

  18. Current Research and Development of Chemotherapeutic Agents for Melanoma

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    Kyaw Minn Hsan

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Cutaneous malignant melanoma is the most lethal form of skin cancer and an increasingly common disease worldwide. It remains one of the most treatment-refractory malignancies. The current treatment options for patients with metastatic melanoma are limited and in most cases non-curative. This review focuses on conventional chemotherapeutic drugs for melanoma treatment, by a single or combinational agent approach, but also summarizes some potential novel phytoagents discovered from dietary vegetables or traditional herbal medicines as alternative options or future medicine for melanoma prevention. We explore the mode of actions of these natural phytoagents against metastatic melanoma.

  19. El movimiento asociacionista del magisterio nacional. Orígenes y configuración histórica

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    Aida TERRÓN

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La historiografía de la educación registra en nuestro país una carencia casi absoluta de publicaciones monográficas sobre el proceso de configuración histórica de los movimientos asociacionistas del magisterio nacional. Si exceptuamos algunas aproximaciones al tema realizadas desde perspectivas regionales o las aportaciones que puedan derivarse de otros interesantes trabajos centrados fundamentalmente en analizar aspectos de la formación profesional y de la situación económica del magisterio, puede decirse que el tema permanece prácticamente virgen. Y ello a pesar de que, en nuestra opinión al menos, constituye un campo esencial de estudio en cuanto que las asociaciones del magisterio primario nacieron y se configuraron como organizaciones capaces de ofertar propuestas concretas de modificación de la legislación escolar primaria y, sobre todo, capaces de forzar la dirección que fueron adoptando muchas de esas propuestas legislativas. También de operar sobre la vida profesional del magisterio y, en general, sobre la organización pedagógica de la escuela primaria.

  20. Encuadres del cambio climático en Chile: Análisis de discurso en prensa digital

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    Julio Octavio Hasbún-Mancilla

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un análisis de discurso a cuatro medios de prensa digital en Chile respecto a la mitigación y la adaptación al cambio climático. La investigación, sin precedentes para el caso chileno, se orienta a conocer los encuadres noticiosos con que es comunicado el cambio climático, ya que los medios son la principal fuente de información del cambio climático para los tomadores de decisión y la ciudadanía. Los resultados muestran que los definidores primarios del tema son los actores gubernamentales de nivel nacional, y la invisibilización de las personas y organizaciones ciudadanas en el proceso. Vemos así un alto grado de consenso entre los actores visibilizados respecto al encuadre de oportunidad económica, y la ausencia de encuadres de ecología crítica. Las conclusiones apuntan a que este desbalance podría influir en un diseño de políticas públicas con un sesgo tecnocrático, perdiendo la posibilidad de construir una visión integral del desarrollo del país.

  1. Growth of melanoma brain tumors monitored by photoacoustic microscopy

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    Staley, Jacob; Grogan, Patrick; Samadi, Abbas K.; Cui, Huizhong; Cohen, Mark S.; Yang, Xinmai

    2010-07-01

    Melanoma is a primary malignancy that is known to metastasize to the brain and often causes death. The ability to image the growth of brain melanoma in vivo can provide new insights into its evolution and response to therapies. In our study, we use a reflection mode photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) system to detect the growth of melanoma brain tumor in a small animal model. The melanoma tumor cells are implanted in the brain of a mouse at the beginning of the test. Then, PAM is used to scan the region of implantation in the mouse brain, and the growth of the melanoma is monitored until the death of the animal. It is demonstrated that PAM is capable of detecting and monitoring the brain melanoma growth noninvasively in vivo.

  2. Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of primary melanoma of the colon

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    Imam Ayesha

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Melanomas within the alimentary tract are usually metastatic in origin. On the other hand, primary melanomas of the gastrointestinal tract are relatively uncommon. There are several published reports of melanomas occurring in the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, and anorectum. The occurrence of primary melanoma of the colon has, however, only been rarely reported. The optimum modus operandi for the management of primary colonic melanoma remains nebulous due to the limited number of reports in literature. Methods A comprehensive search of Medline, Cochrane and Highwire was performed using the following keywords: 'melanoma', 'malignant melanoma', 'primary melanoma', 'colon', 'gastrointestinal tract', 'alimentary tract', 'digestive tract', and 'large bowel'. All patients with primary melanoma localized to the colon were included in the review. Patients with metastatic melanomas to the gastrointestinal (GI tract and primary melanomas localized to the GI tract in anatomic locations other than colon were excluded. Results There have been only 12 reported cases of primary melanoma of the colon to date. The average age of patients on presentation was 60.4 years without any significant gender predilection. Right colon (33% and cecum (33% were the most common sites for the occurrence of primary colonic melanoma while abdominal pain (58% and weight loss (50% were the most common presenting complaints. Colonoscopy is the most reliable diagnostic investigation and offers the additional advantage of obtaining tissue for diagnosis. S-100 and HMB-45 are highly sensitive and specific for the diagnosis of this malignancy. For primary colonic melanomas that have not metastasized to any distant parts of the body, surgical resection with wide margins appears to be the treatment of choice. Although the management was individualized in every case, most of the authors preferred traditional hemicolectomy as the favored surgical approach

  3. Mucosal malignant melanoma - a clinical, oncological, pathological and genetic survey

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    Mikkelsen, Lauge H; Larsen, Ann-Cathrine; von Buchwald, Christian

    2016-01-01

    cavity (0.2/million/year). Anorectal melanoma occurs slightly more often in females, whereas oral melanoma has a male predilection. Mucosal melanoma most commonly develops in a patient's sixth or seventh decade of life, and no differences between races have been found except for sinonasal melanoma...

  4. Efficient adenovector CD40 ligand immunotherapy of canine malignant melanoma.

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    von Euler, Henrik; Sadeghi, Arian; Carlsson, Björn; Rivera, Patricio; Loskog, Angelica; Segall, Thomas; Korsgren, Olle; Tötterman, Thomas H

    2008-05-01

    Cutaneous canine melanomas are usually benign in contrast to human malignant melanoma. However, the canine oropharyngeal, uveal, and mucocutaneous neoplasms are aggressive and have metastatic potential. Surgery and to a lesser extent radiotherapy and chemotherapy are widely adopted treatments but are seldom curative in advanced stages. The similarities between human and canine melanoma make spontaneous canine melanoma an excellent disease model for exploring novel therapies. Herein, we report the first 2 adenovector CD40L immunogene (AdCD40L) treatments of aggressive canine malignant melanoma. Case no. 1 was an advanced stage III oral melanoma that was cured from malignant melanoma with 2 intratumor AdCD40L injections before cytoreductive surgery. After treatment, the tumor tissue was infiltrated with T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes suggesting immune activation. This dog survived 401 days after the first round of gene therapy and was free of melanoma at autopsy. Case no. 2 had a conjunctival malignant melanoma with a rapid progression. This case was treated with 6 AdCD40L injections over 60 days. One hundred and twenty days after start of gene therapy and 60 days after the last injection, the tumor had regressed dramatically, and the dog had a minimal tumor mass and no signs of progression or metastasis. Our results indicate that AdCD40L immunogene therapy is beneficial in canine malignant melanoma and could be considered for human malignant melanoma as well.

  5. Aproximación al efecto del programa de desayunos escolares sobre el rendimiento intelectual en alumnos de educación inicial y primaria del Perú

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    Carlos Rojas D

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Evaluar el efecto del Programa de Desayunos Escolares (PDE sobre el rendimiento intelectual en alumnos pertenecientes al nivel inicial y primario, atendidos por el PDE en el año 2001. Materiales y métodos: En este estudio transversal descriptivo se evaluaron mediante las pruebas cognitivas Catell 1 (4-8 años y Catell 2 (9-13 años escolares de 4 a 13 años (seleccionados por muestreo probabilístico multietápico de los distritos atendidos por el PDE, calculándose los promedios del puntaje total y puntajes de cada uno de los subtests incluidos en estas pruebas. Para identificar a los niños que recibieron la intervención, se usó dos modalidades: el testimonio del profesor de "consumo usual" del desayuno escolar y la observación del consumo el día de la evaluación. Resultados: Fueron evaluados 1787 escolares: 922 de inicial y 865 de primaria. La proporción de niñas y niños fue similar. El consumo reciente del desayuno mostró efectos positivos en el puntaje total y subtests específicos en escolares de inicial de Lima, la costa y la selva con el Catell 1 y en escolares de primaria de la costa con el Catell 2. El consumo usual mostró efectos positivos en el puntaje total y subtests específicos en escolares de inicial de la costa y la selva con el Catell 1. Conclusiones: Existen efectos positivos del consumo reciente y consumo regular de la ración del PDE sobre el rendimiento intelectual, siendo este efecto mayor en escolares del nivel inicial y en lugares de la costa y la selva.

  6. Sunnier European countries have lower melanoma mortality.

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    Shipman, A R; Clark, A B; Levell, N J

    2011-07-01

    Doubt has been cast on sunlight as the major causative factor for malignant melanoma. We performed statistical analysis of the average annual sunlight hours in 36 European capital cities compared with the country's melanoma mortality rate. A significant inverse proportionality was identified in both men and women, indicating that sun exposure is unlikely to be the strongest factor affecting mortality from malignant melanoma. © The Author(s). CED © 2011 British Association of Dermatologists.

  7. Diagnóstico ecocardiográfico de los tumores primarios del corazón en el feto Echocardiographic diagnosis of fetal primary heart tumors

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    Andrés Savío Benavides

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN. Se describen las características ecocardiográficas de los tumores cardíacos primarios en el feto y la evolución y complicaciones de éstos, con el propósito de analizar su comportamiento en dos períodos diferentes a lo largo de 20 años. MÉTODOS. El estudio se desarrolló en dos etapas. En la primera se estudiaron 1,884 embarazadas entre las 18 y 22 semanas de gestación, que acudieron a la consulta por distintos factores de riesgo obstétrico. La técnica utilizada fue la misma empleada internacionalmente, con equipos Combison 320-5 y Aloka 860 con transductores electrónicos de 3,5 y 5 MHz, y Doppler codificado en color, para el estudio de los flujos intracavitarios y los gradientes de presión. RESULTADOS. Se identificaron 6 tumores cardíacos, lo que representó el 0,3 % de los casos examinados. Cinco correspondieron a rabdomiomas, y uno, a un mixoma de la aurícula derecha. La mayoría obstruía los tractos de entrada o salida. Se observó arritmia en un caso. La sensibilidad y especificidad fueron del 100 % y 99,8 %, respectivamente. CONCLUSIONES. Se demuestra la poca frecuencia de los tumores cardíacos en el feto y la importancia de la ecocardiografía por su alta sensibilidad y especificidad.INTRODUCTION: Echocardiographic features of fetal primary heart tumors are described, as well as its natural history and its complications to analyze its behavior during two different periods along 20 years. METHODS: Study was developed in two stages. In the first one a total of 1,884 pregnants between 18 and 22 gestational weeks were studied who were seen in consultation due to different obstetric risk factors. The technique applied was similar to that at worldwide using a equipment Combison 320-5 and Aloka 860 and electronic transducers of 3,5 and 5 MHz, and color coded Doppler to study the intracavitary flux and the pressure gradient. RESULTS: Six cardiac tumors were identified representing the 0,3% of study cases. Five were

  8. The Danish Melanoma Database

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    Hölmich, Lisbet Rosenkrantz; Klausen, Siri; Spaun, Eva

    2016-01-01

    melanoma and 780 with in situ tumors were registered. The coverage is currently 93% compared with the Danish Pathology Register. MAIN VARIABLES: The main variables include demographic, clinical, and pathological characteristics, including Breslow's tumor thickness, ± ulceration, mitoses, and tumor...... studies are based on DMD data. CONCLUSION: DMD holds unique detailed information about tumor characteristics, the surgical treatment, and follow-up of Danish melanoma patients. Registration and monitoring is currently expanding to encompass even more clinical parameters to benefit both patient treatment...

  9. Relacion entre problemas habituales del sueño con deficit atencional y trastornos conductuales en niños

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    A. Lucila Andrade, Dra.

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Los trastornos del sueño en niños son frecuentes y afectan el desarrollo neurológico. Los sindromes de apnea obstructiva del sueño y piernas inquietas se destacan por sus efectos cognitivo-conductuales. Los Trastornos del neurodesarrollo, como Autismo, Síndrome Déficit Atención/hiperactividad (TDAH y las co-morbilidades asociadas, presentan alta prevalencia de trastornos del sueño, con dificultades para conciliar el sueño e incremento de los despertares nocturnos, los que frecuentemente pasan desapercibidos para el médico. La consecuencia es una reducción de la alerta para las actividades diarias con incremento de trastornos conductuales, problemas emocionales y dificultades académicas asociadas a disfunción ejecutivas y de memoria, síntomas que pueden empeorar con tratamientos solo para trastorno primario. La evaluación del sueño debe formar parte sistemática en la valoración clínica de los niños con problemas cognitivo-conductuales, con el fin de realizar un diagnóstico y un tratamiento adecuados a cada caso, permitiendo mejorar la calidad de vida del niño y de su familia.

  10. IQGAP1 is an oncogenic target in canine melanoma.

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    Full Text Available Canine oral mucosal melanoma is an aggressive malignant neoplasm and is characterized by local infiltration and a high metastatic potential. The disease progression is similar to that of human oral melanomas. Whereas human cutaneous melanoma is primarily driven by activating mutations in Braf (60% or Nras (20%, human mucosal melanoma harbors these mutations much less frequently. This makes therapeutic targeting and research modeling of the oral form potentially different from that of the cutaneous form in humans. Similarly, research has found only rare Nras mutations and no activating Braf mutations in canine oral melanomas, but they are still reliant on MAPK signaling. IQGAP1 is a signaling scaffold that regulates oncogenic ERK1/2 MAPK signaling in human Ras- and Raf- driven cancers, including melanomas. To investigate whether IQGAP1 is a potential target in canine melanoma, we examined the expression and localization of IQGAP1 in primary canine melanomas and canine oral melanoma cell lines obtained from the University of California-Davis. Using CRISPR/Cas9 knockout of IQGAP1, we examined effects on downstream ERK1/2 pathway activity and assayed proliferation of cell lines when treated with a peptide that blocks the interaction between IQGAP1 and ERK1/2. We observed that canine IQGAP1 is expressed and localizes to a similar extent in both human and canine melanoma by qPCR, Western blot, and immunofluorescence. Deletion of IQGAP1 reduces MAPK pathway activation in cell lines, similar to effects seen in human BrafV600E cell lines. Additionally, we demonstrated reduced proliferation when these cells are treated with a blocking peptide in vitro.

  11. Proteomic Analysis of Laser Microdissected Melanoma Cells from Skin Organ Cultures

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    Hood, Brian L.; Grahovac, Jelena; Flint, Melanie S.; Sun, Mai; Charro, Nuno; Becker, Dorothea; Wells, Alan; Conrads, Thomas P

    2010-01-01

    Gaining insights into the molecular events that govern the progression from melanoma in situ to advanced melanoma, and understanding how the local microenvironment at the melanoma site influences this progression, are two clinically pivotal aspects that to date are largely unexplored. In an effort to identify key regulators of the crosstalk between melanoma cells and the melanoma-skin microenvironment, primary and metastatic human melanoma cells were seeded into skin organ cultures (SOCs), and grown for two weeks. Melanoma cells were recovered from SOCs by laser microdissection and whole-cell tryptic digests analyzed by nanoflow liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry with an LTQ-Orbitrap. The differential protein abundances were calculated by spectral counting, the results of which provides evidence that cell-matrix and cell-adhesion molecules that are upregulated in the presence of these melanoma cells recapitulate proteomic data obtained from comparative analysis of human biopsies of invasive melanoma and a tissue sample of adjacent, non-involved skin. This concordance demonstrates the value of SOCs for conducting proteomic investigations of the melanoma microenvironment. PMID:20459140

  12. Prevalence of left-sided melanomas in an Irish population.

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    de Blacam, C

    2012-02-01

    BACKGROUND: A predominance of melanomas on the left side of the body has recently been described. No associations between tumour laterality and gender, age or anatomical site have been identified. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of left-sided melanomas in an Irish population and to examine potential associations with various patient and tumour characteristics. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients with cutaneous melanoma who were treated over a 10-year period was carried out. Lateral distribution of melanoma on either side of the body was compared using chi(2) analysis and evaluated by gender, age group, anatomic location, histologic subtype and Breslow depth. RESULTS: More melanomas occurred on the left side (57%, P = 0.015), and this finding was particularly significant in females. For both genders combined, there were no statistically significant differences in laterality by age group, anatomic location, type of melanoma and Breslow depth. There were significantly more superficial spreading melanomas on the left side in both men and women. CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates a predominance of left-sided melanomas in Irish patients. While a number of demographic and molecular associations have been proposed, further research is required to fully explain this phenomenon.

  13. Prevalence of left-sided melanomas in an Irish population.

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    de Blacam, C

    2011-04-17

    BACKGROUND: A predominance of melanomas on the left side of the body has recently been described. No associations between tumour laterality and gender, age or anatomical site have been identified. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of left-sided melanomas in an Irish population and to examine potential associations with various patient and tumour characteristics. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients with cutaneous melanoma who were treated over a 10-year period was carried out. Lateral distribution of melanoma on either side of the body was compared using χ(2) analysis and evaluated by gender, age group, anatomic location, histologic subtype and Breslow depth. RESULTS: More melanomas occurred on the left side (57%, P = 0.015), and this finding was particularly significant in females. For both genders combined, there were no statistically significant differences in laterality by age group, anatomic location, type of melanoma and Breslow depth. There were significantly more superficial spreading melanomas on the left side in both men and women. CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates a predominance of left-sided melanomas in Irish patients. While a number of demographic and molecular associations have been proposed, further research is required to fully explain this phenomenon.

  14. Metastatic malignant subungal melanoma: Importance of FNAC

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    Radhika Punshi Nandwani

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Subungual melanoma is a rare type of skin cancer. It is an uncommon form of acral lentiginous melanoma. Approximately 85% of cases are misdiagnosed initially, and it is generally associated with a poor prognosis. Herein, we describe a case of metastatic subungal melanoma to the axillary lymph node in a 45-year-old male. Diagnosis of metastasis was made based on cytology, where the clinicians were guided to search for primary. This case report highlights the role of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC in the diagnosis of this entity to draw the attention of the reader to the possible underreporting of melanoma because of a variant that evades diagnosis and our reluctance to think about its existence.

  15. Melanoma differentiation associated gene-7/interleukin-24 (mda-7/IL-24): Novel gene therapeutic for metastatic melanoma

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    Fisher, Paul B.; Sarkar, Devanand; Lebedeva, Irina V.; Emdad, Luni; Gupta, Pankaj; Sauane, Moira; Su Zaozhong; Grant, Steven; Dent, Paul; Curiel, David T.; Senzer, Neil; Nemunaitis, John

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    A potentially less toxic approach for cancer therapy comprises induction of tumor cells to lose growth potential irreversibly and terminally differentiate. Combining this scheme termed 'differentiation therapy of cancer' with subtraction hybridization to human melanoma cells resulted in the cloning of melanoma differentiation associated (mda) genes displaying elevated expression as a consequence of induction of terminal differentiation. One originally novel gene, mda-7, was found to display elevated expression in normal melanocytes and nevi with progressive loss of expression as a consequence of melanoma development and progression to metastasis. Based on structure, biochemical properties and chromosomal location, mda-7 has now been reclassified as interleukin (IL)-24, a member of the expanding IL-10 family of cytokines. In vitro cell culture and in vivo animal studies indicate that mda-7/IL-24 selectively induces programmed cell death (apoptosis) in multiple human cancers (including melanomas), without harming normal cells, and promotes profound anti-tumor activity in nude mice containing human tumor xenografts. Based on these remarkable properties, a Phase I clinical trial was conducted to test the safety of administration of mda-7/IL-24 by a replication incompetent adenovirus (Ad.mda-7; INGN 241) in patients with advanced solid cancers including melanoma. mda-7/IL-24 was found to be safe and to promote significant clinical activity, particularly in the context of patients with metastatic melanoma. These results provide an impetus for further clinical studies and document a central paradigm of cancer therapy, namely translation of basic science from the 'bench to the bedside.'

  16. León Duguit y su doctrina realista, objetiva y positiva del Derecho en las bases del concepto de servicio público

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    Jaime Orlando Santofimio Gamboa

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente escrito tiene por objeto estudiar la sutil y atrayente concepción gestada por el célebre jurista francés León Duguit, fundada en consideraciones sociales, que constituyó en su momento, no sólo una construcción teórica consecuente con la consolidación de la ruptura del modelo económico liberal clásico, sino también una de las elaboraciones jurídico-positivas y sociológicas de la mayor trascendencia en la cadena incansable de búsqueda de un criterio consolidador, definidor y justificador de la sustantividad de aquel Derecho primario que los revolucionarios franceses, en clara disidencia con los postulados de los ideólogos clásicos de la revolución, predicaron para su poderosa administración pública.

  17. GPNMB expression in uveal melanoma: a potential for targeted therapy.

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    Williams, Michelle D; Esmaeli, Bita; Soheili, Aydin; Simantov, Ronit; Gombos, Dan S; Bedikian, Agop Y; Hwu, Patrick

    2010-06-01

    Uveal melanoma is an aggressive disease without effective adjuvant therapy for metastases. Despite genomic differences between cutaneous and uveal melanomas, therapies based on shared biological factors could be effective against both tumor types. High expression of glycoprotein-NMB (GPNMB) in cutaneous melanomas led to the development of CDX-011 (glembatumumab vedotin), a fully human monoclonal antibody against the extracellular domain of GPNMB conjugated to the cytotoxic microtubule toxin monomethylauristatin E. Ongoing phase II trials suggest that CDX-011 has activity against advanced cutaneous melanomas. To determine the potential role of CDX-011 in uveal melanomas, we studied their GPNMB expression. Paraffin-embedded tissues from 22 uveal melanomas treated by enucleation from 2004-2007 at one institution were evaluated immunohistochemically for expression of GPNMB using biotinylated CDX-011 (unconjugated) antibody. Melanoma cells were evaluated for percentage and intensity of expression. Spectral imaging was used in one case with high melanin content. Clinical data were reviewed. Twelve women and 10 men with a median age of 58.7 years (range: 28-83 years) were included. Eighteen of 21 tumors evaluated immunohistochemically (85.7%) expressed GPNMB in 10-90% of tumor cells with variable intensity (5 tumors, 1+; 11, 2+; and 2, 3+). Eleven of 18 tumors (61.1%) expressed GPNMB in >or=50% of cells. Spectral imaging showed diffuse CDX-011 (unconjugated) reactivity in the remaining case. Uveal melanoma, like cutaneous melanoma, commonly expresses GPNMB. Ongoing clinical trials of CDX-011 should be extended to patients with metastatic uveal melanoma to determine potential efficacy in this subset of patients with melanoma.

  18. Poliosis circumscripta unmasking a scalp melanoma.

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    Yeo, L; Husain, E; Rajpara, S

    2015-12-01

    A 28-year-old man presented with a 1-year history of a localized patch of grey hair and an underlying darkly pigmented lesion on his right occipital area. Clinical appearance revealed poliosis overlying an asymmetrical plaque with variable degrees of brown pigmentation and white discolouration. Owing to the suspicious nature of the lesion, excision with a 2 mm margin was performed. Histology revealed an invasive melanoma with extensive regression and prominent involvement of multiple hair follicles. Scalp melanoma with associated poliosis is extremely rare, and has only been reported once in the literature to date. There have been two reports in the opthalmology literature regarding eyelash poliosis associated with orbital melanoma. The pathogenesis of poliosis still remains unclear. This is the second reported case of poliosis circmscripta unmasking a scalp melanoma, and highlights the importance of being vigilant when examining patients with poliosis of the scalp. © 2014 British Association of Dermatologists.

  19. Estilo de aprendizaje predominante en los estudiantes del segundo año de Ingeniería Forestal de la Universidad de Guantánamo

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    Yonni Piorno-Ruiz

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    Full Text Available El artículo parte del modelo de Kolb sobre los estilos de aprendizaje, y utiliza el cuestionario Honey-Alonso para identificar el estilo que predomina en los estudiantes del segundo año de la carrera Ingeniería Forestal de la Universidad de Guantánamo, Cuba. En el análisis de los datos primarios se utilizaron técnicas de la estadística descriptiva e inferencial; así como el paquete de programas de cómputo SPSS versión 21. El trabajo estadístico realizado reveló una tendencia hacia el predominio de los estilos de aprendizaje Reflexivo, Teórico y Pragmático entre el grupo de estudiantes pesquisados.

  20. Quimioembolización intraarterial hepática supraselectiva transitoria en pacientes con hepatocarcinoma o metástasis a hígado con primario controlado

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    Madelaine Lucia Bracho

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes: No existe tratamiento estándar parapacientes con carcinoma hepatocelular o metástasishepática no erradicable con primario controlado pero quehan fallado al tratamiento sistémico. Se presenta laexperiencia del tratamiento con quimioembolizaciónintraarterial hepática supraselectiva (QEIAHS realizado enla Unidad de Oncología del Hospital Universitario deSantander, Bucaramanga, Colombia. Metodología: Serevisaron las historias clínicas de los pacientes atendidosentre marzo de 2000 a marzo de 2007. Resultados: Serealizaron doce procedimientos de QEIAHS en seispacientes (entre uno y cuatro ciclos por paciente. Cuatrotenían patología maligna propia del tejido hepático(hepatocarcinoma o colangiocarcinoma y dos a metástasis(tumor carcinoide y adenocarcinoma de sigmoidesconfinadas al hígado. El tamaño basal de las masastumorales dominantes estaban entre 5 y 12 cm; el síntomapredominante en todos los casos fue dolor abdominal grado2. El estado funcional al inicio era igual o mejor a 1. Larespuesta se evaluó cuatro semanas después de laaplicación de cada ciclo de QEIAHS. En una paciente elprocedimiento fue fallido por aterosclerosis. Las mejoresrespuestas paliativas alcanzadas estuvieron entre 50 y93%, aunque en un paciente se dio progresión. Los eventos adversos fueron mínimos, transitorios y de fácil manejomédico, sin presencia de efectos hematológicos. Solo unpaciente presentó síndrome postquimioembolización. Eltiempo medio de de seguimiento fue de 11.2 meses, conmediana de sobrevida de 16 meses y sobrevida a 2 años de27%. En todos los pacientes desapareció el dolor,mantuvieron estado funcional grado 0 y 1, permaneciendoactivos y con buenos niveles de autocuidado durante elperiodo de sobrevida, estando generalmente asintomáticos.Conclusiones: La QEIAHS de la(s arteria(s nutricia(s porangiografía del tronco celiaco es una alternativa paliativapara el tratamiento de pacientes con tumores primarioshepáticos o

  1. LINFOMA CUTÁNEO DE CÉLULAS B TIPO CENTRO FOLICULAR CON INFILTRACIÓN A MÉDULA ÓSEA: REPORTE DE UN CASO

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    ARENAS SOTO, CLAUDIA MARCELA; MARIÑO ÁLVAREZ, MARÍA LILIANA; CALDERÓN GÓMEZ, JORGE ENRIQUE; GONZÁLEZ C, MARÍA ISABEL; ROBAYO, MARTHA PATRICIA

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    Los linfomas cutáneos primarios de células B constituyen cerca del 2025% de todos los linfomas. El linfoma cutáneo primario de células B tipo centro folicular es el subtipo más frecuente y se manifiesta principalmente en pacientes adultos con una edad media de 58 años (1), la diseminación extracutánea es muy rara y se presenta con nódulos, tumores o placas solitarios o en grupo usualmente localizados en cabeza o tronco. Presentamos el caso de una paciente con un linfoma primario cutáneo tipo ...

  2. EPIDEMIOLOGÍA DE TUMORES CEREBRALES

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    Dr. Luis Enrique Contreras

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    Full Text Available Los tumores cerebrales son un grupo heterogéneo de tumores de distintas líneas celulares. Pueden ser primarios o secundarios, según si se originan en tejido del sistema nervioso central o en otro sitio del cuerpo. Los tumores primarios más frecuentes son el meningioma y glioblastoma, mientras las metástasis más frecuentes son de pulmón, mama y piel. No existe un registro nacional de tumores cerebrales, por lo que su incidencia real es desconocida y está basada en egresos hospitalarios y datos de mortalidad.

  3. Immunoscintigraphy in ocular melanoma

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    Scheidhauer, K.; Scober, O.; Scheidler, J.; Leinsinger, G.; Scheiffarth, O.; Riedel, K.; Schumacher, U.

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    Immunoscintigraphy (IS) of malignant tumors has become an encouraging tool in nuclear medicine. Early diagnosis of small lesions is mandatory for successful cancer therapy generally. The scintigraphic detectability of small lesions ( 2 fragments of the anti-melanoma monoclonal antibody 225.28S; this antibody recognizes the high-molecular-weight melanoma-associated antigen. No adverse effects were observed. In terms of true positive results, Single Photon Emission CT proved to be superior compared to planar scans (81 versus 46 percent true positive results). (author). 30 refs

  4. Suppression of immune surveillance in melanoma [Immunotherapy of metastatic melanoma by reversal of immune suppression

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    Biggs, M. W. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Eiselein, J. E. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

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    In this paper we develop the hypothesis that a significant fraction of patients with advanced melanoma can be successfully treated with immunotherapy. Reversal of antigen-specific immune suppression to melanoma polypeptide antigens is an essential, first step. We postulate the key regulation of CTL responses resides within the CD4+ T-lymphocytes and macrophage/dendritic cells. There is a pluri-potential cell within this regulatory arm that functions either as a Th1 cell or as a suppressor T-cell, Ths, depending on how antigen is presented. We have shown that poliovirus 1 Sabin will lyse human melanoma cells in tissue culture, and a special "vaccine" prepared from this lysis actively stimulates Ths cell function. The Ths arm of the regulatory system can be down-regulated with cyclophosphamide given 24 hours after the vaccine. The capacity to generate a CTL response is retained. The summary conclusion is that a phase 1 clinical trial in advanced melanoma using the special viral-tumor-lysate followed by cyclophosphamide, plus expanded autologous dendritic cells sensitized with the polypeptide epitopes captained in the viral-lysate will produce beneficial results.

  5. Germline BAP1 inactivation is preferentially associated with metastatic ocular melanoma and cutaneous-ocular melanoma families.

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    Ching-Ni Jenny Njauw

    Full Text Available BAP1 has been shown to be a target of both somatic alteration in high-risk ocular melanomas (OM and germline inactivation in a few individuals from cancer-prone families. These findings suggest that constitutional BAP1 changes may predispose individuals to metastatic OM and that familial permeation of deleterious alleles could delineate a new cancer syndrome.To characterize BAP1's contribution to melanoma risk, we sequenced BAP1 in a set of 100 patients with OM, including 50 metastatic OM cases and 50 matched non-metastatic OM controls, and 200 individuals with cutaneous melanoma (CM including 7 CM patients from CM-OM families and 193 CM patients from CM-non-OM kindreds.Germline BAP1 mutations were detected in 4/50 patients with metastatic OM and 0/50 cases of non-metastatic OM (8% vs. 0%, p = 0.059. Since 2/4 of the BAP1 carriers reported a family history of CM, we analyzed 200 additional hereditary CM patients and found mutations in 2/7 CM probands from CM-OM families and 1/193 probands from CM-non-OM kindreds (29% vs. 0.52%, p = .003. Germline mutations co-segregated with both CM and OM phenotypes and were associated with the presence of unique nevoid melanomas and highly atypical nevoid melanoma-like melanocytic proliferations (NEMMPs. Interestingly, 7/14 germline variants identified to date reside in C-terminus suggesting that the BRCA1 binding domain is important in cancer predisposition.Germline BAP1 mutations are associated with a more aggressive OM phenotype and a recurrent phenotypic complex of cutaneous/ocular melanoma, atypical melanocytic proliferations and other internal neoplasms (ie. COMMON syndrome, which could be a useful clinical marker for constitutive BAP1 inactivation.

  6. Radiación solar y prevención del cáncer de piel

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    Zapater López, María

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    Introducción. El cáncer de piel se considera un problema de Salud Pública. Se clasifica en: cáncer de piel no melanoma (que, a su vez, se divide en cáncer basocelular y cáncer espinocelular) y cáncer melanoma. El primero es más frecuente y tiene un pronóstico relativamente bueno; el segundo es menos frecuente y su pronóstico puede ser infausto. Objetivos. El objetivo principal del trabajo es profundizar en la influencia de la radiación ultravioleta en el cáncer de piel y valorar posibles f...

  7. Metastasis of Ciliary Body Melanoma to the Contralateral Eye: A Case Report and Review of Uveal Melanoma Literature

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    Nouritza M. Torossian

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    Full Text Available Many types of cancers metastasize to the eye. However, uveal melanoma metastasizing to the contralateral choroid is very rare. We report the case of a 68-year-old man with history of treated uveal melanoma of the right eye that developed metastasis to the liver and the choroid of the left eye. Ten years earlier, he was diagnosed to have uveal melanoma of the right eye and was initially treated with plaque radiotherapy. Two years later, upon progression of the disease in the right eye he had enucleation of the eye. We describe the patient’s clinical history, the diagnosis of recurrent disease in the contralateral eye, therapy of the left eye, and systemic metastasis. In addition, we reviewed the published medical literature and described the recent advances in the management of uveal melanoma.

  8. Assessment of PALB2 as a candidate melanoma susceptibility gene.

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    Full Text Available Partner and localizer of BRCA2 (PALB2 interacts with BRCA2 to enable double strand break repair through homologous recombination. Similar to BRCA2, germline mutations in PALB2 have been shown to predispose to Fanconi anaemia as well as pancreatic and breast cancer. The PALB2/BRCA2 protein interaction, as well as the increased melanoma risk observed in families harbouring BRCA2 mutations, makes PALB2 a candidate for melanoma susceptibility. In order to assess PALB2 as a melanoma predisposition gene, we sequenced the entire protein-coding sequence of PALB2 in probands from 182 melanoma families lacking pathogenic mutations in known high penetrance melanoma susceptibility genes: CDKN2A, CDK4, and BAP1. In addition, we interrogated whole-genome and exome data from another 19 kindreds with a strong family history of melanoma for deleterious mutations in PALB2. Here we report a rare known deleterious PALB2 mutation (rs118203998 causing a premature truncation of the protein (p.Y1183X in an individual who had developed four different cancer types, including melanoma. Three other family members affected with melanoma did not carry the variant. Overall our data do not support a case for PALB2 being associated with melanoma predisposition.

  9. CALIDAD DEL AIRE EN EL VALLE DE ABURRÁ ANTIOQUIA -COLOMBIA

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    JULIAN BEDOYA

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    Full Text Available Medellín y otros 9 municipios vecinos conforman un área metrópolitana densamente poblada concentrada en un hábitat geográficamente estrecho y poco ventilado. Las múltiples actividades industriales y de transporte que se realizan en la ciudad arrojan a la atmósfera cantidades de contaminantes que podrían estar afectando desfavorablemente la calidad del aire que respiran sus habitantes. Analizar la calidad del aire en Medellín y su área metropolitana período 2001-07.. Se explora el comportamiento de los contaminantes atmosféricos en el área Metropolitana del valle de Aburrá, con base en los datos primarios recolectados por la Red de Monitoreo de la Calidad del Aire. Se confirma la información con mediciones actualizadas realizadas con rigor de precisión y reproducibilidad para garantizar la calidad y consistencia de los datos. Las concentraciones de partículas en suspensión total (PST y de partículas respirables (PM10 se encuentran elevadas a niveles que exceden en 200- 400% los límites de precaución definidos por la Organización Mundial de la Salud y la tendencia es al empeoramiento a medida que crece la densidad vehicular. También hay presencia de otros gases contaminantes en concentraciones menores. La contaminación del aire por material particulado en Medellín y su área metropolitana es alta, y ha de estar generando consecuencias indeseables en la salud de sus habitantes.

  10. Isolated malignant melanoma metastasis to the pancreas

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    Larsen, Anne K; Krag, Christen; Geertsen, Poul

    2013-01-01

    SUMMARY: Malignant melanomas rarely develop isolated pancreatic metastases. We describe a unique patient who is still alive 22 years following an isolated pancreatic melanoma metastasis, and we review the sparse literature in the field....

  11. The occurrence of non-melanoma malignant skin lesions and non-cutaneous squamous-cell carcinoma among metastatic melanoma patients: an observational cohort study in Denmark.

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    Li, Haojie; Pedersen, Lars; Nørgaard, Mette; Ulrichsen, Sinna P; Thygesen, Sandra K; Nelson, Jeanenne J

    2016-05-03

    Inhibitors of mutant BRAF are emerging as standard of care in patients with metastatic melanoma who carry relevant oncogenic mutations. However, BRAF inhibitors are found to induce cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cuSCC). Population-based background rates of cuSCC and non-cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (non-cuSCC) in the metastatic melanoma population may contextualize safety signals from randomized clinical trials or the clinics. However, these background rates are lacking. We conducted a historical cohort study to evaluate the background rates of new-onset non-melanoma skin lesions and non-cuSCC among 2,814 metastatic malignant melanoma patients diagnosed in 1997-2010, identified through the Danish Cancer Registry and the National Pathology Registry. Patients were excluded if they had a history of cancer before the metastatic melanoma diagnosis, other than skin cancers. We determined the incidence of non-melanoma malignant skin lesions and non-cuSCC that occurred post metastatic melanoma diagnosis, censoring patients at death, emigration, or December 31, 2011 (end of study period), whichever came first. The median age at metastatic melanoma diagnosis was 64 years. Over 40% of patients died within one year of metastatic diagnosis and ~70% died within 5 years. The percentages of patients with prior history or prevalent disease at metastatic melanoma diagnosis included: 8.6% with cuSCC or basal cell carcinoma (BCC), 3.9% with actinic keratosis (AK), and 0.7% with Bowen's disease. No patients had past or current non-cuSCC per study exclusion criterion. The incidence of non-melanoma skin lesions during the 6 months post-metastatic melanoma diagnosis was as follows: BCC, 1.8% (42.5 per 1000 person-years [PY]); AK, 0.8% (18.6 per 1000 PY); cuSCC, 0.1% (1.7 per 1000 PY); Bowen's disease, 0.04% (0.8 per 1000 PY); and keratoacanthoma (KA), 0%. Non-cuSCC was observed in 3 patients (0.1%; 2.5 per 1000 PY) at 3 sites: bronchi, heart and lung. CuSCC and non-cuSCC were

  12. The occurrence of non-melanoma malignant skin lesions and non-cutaneous squamous-cell carcinoma among metastatic melanoma patients: an observational cohort study in Denmark

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    Li, Haojie; Pedersen, Lars; Nørgaard, Mette; Ulrichsen, Sinna P.; Thygesen, Sandra K.; Nelson, Jeanenne J.

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    Inhibitors of mutant BRAF are emerging as standard of care in patients with metastatic melanoma who carry relevant oncogenic mutations. However, BRAF inhibitors are found to induce cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cuSCC). Population-based background rates of cuSCC and non-cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (non-cuSCC) in the metastatic melanoma population may contextualize safety signals from randomized clinical trials or the clinics. However, these background rates are lacking. We conducted a historical cohort study to evaluate the background rates of new-onset non-melanoma skin lesions and non-cuSCC among 2,814 metastatic malignant melanoma patients diagnosed in 1997–2010, identified through the Danish Cancer Registry and the National Pathology Registry. Patients were excluded if they had a history of cancer before the metastatic melanoma diagnosis, other than skin cancers. We determined the incidence of non-melanoma malignant skin lesions and non-cuSCC that occurred post metastatic melanoma diagnosis, censoring patients at death, emigration, or December 31, 2011 (end of study period), whichever came first. The median age at metastatic melanoma diagnosis was 64 years. Over 40 % of patients died within one year of metastatic diagnosis and ~70 % died within 5 years. The percentages of patients with prior history or prevalent disease at metastatic melanoma diagnosis included: 8.6 % with cuSCC or basal cell carcinoma (BCC), 3.9 % with actinic keratosis (AK), and 0.7 % with Bowen’s disease. No patients had past or current non-cuSCC per study exclusion criterion. The incidence of non-melanoma skin lesions during the 6 months post-metastatic melanoma diagnosis was as follows: BCC, 1.8 % (42.5 per 1000 person-years [PY]); AK, 0.8 % (18.6 per 1000 PY); cuSCC, 0.1 % (1.7 per 1000 PY); Bowen’s disease, 0.04 % (0.8 per 1000 PY); and keratoacanthoma (KA), 0 %. Non-cuSCC was observed in 3 patients (0.1 %; 2.5 per 1000 PY) at 3 sites: bronchi, heart and lung. CuSCC and

  13. Gingival osteogenic melanoma in two dogs.

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    Ellis, Angela E; Harmon, Barry G; Miller, Debra L; Northrup, Nicole C; Latimer, Kenneth S; Uhl, Elizabeth W

    2010-01-01

    Osteogenic melanoma is a rare variant of metaplastic malignant melanoma in human medicine and appears to be a similarly rare variant in dogs. Two dogs with oral malignant melanoma with neoplastic bone formation are reported in this study. Both tumors were characterized by malignant melanocytes that transitioned into neoplastic bone at the deep margins of the neoplasm. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed S100- and Melan-A-positive neoplastic cells adjacent to, and occasionally embedded within, an osteoid and chondroblastic matrix. Scattered clusters of neoplastic cells were also positive for osteocalcin. The findings indicate that in dogs, as in humans, neoplastic melanocytes have metaplastic potential and can be osteogenic.

  14. Comparative study of angio genesis radiopharmaceuticals for melanoma detection; Estudo comparativo de radiofarmacos para angiogenese na deteccao de melanoma

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    Early diagnosis and treatment of melanoma, a cutaneous tumor with a serious prognosis, is extremely important for optimal clinical outcome. Phage display peptide libraries are a useful screening resource for identifying bioactive peptides that interact with cancer targets. The aim of this study was the evaluation of two technetium-99m tracers for angio genesis detection in melanoma model, using cyclic peguilated pentapeptide with RGD and NGR motifs conjugated with bifunctional chelator MAG3. The conjugated peptides (10 {mu}L of a {mu}g/{mu}L solution) were labeled with technetium-99m using a sodium tartrate buffer. Radiochemical evaluation was done by ITLC and confirmed by HPLC. Partition coefficient was determined and internalization assays were performed in two melanoma cells (B16F10 and SKMEL28). Biodistribution evaluation of the tracers was done in healthy animals at different times and also in mice bearing the tumor cells at 120 min post injection. Blocking studies were also conducted by co-injection of cold peptides. The conjugated showed the same profile in many evaluations. They were radiolabeled with high radiochemical purity (>97%). Both were hydrophilic, with preferential renal excretion. Tumor uptake was higher for human melanoma cells than for murinic melanoma cells, specially for {sup 99m}Tc-MAG3-PEG{sub 8}-c(RGDyK) (7.85{+-}{+-}2.34 %ID/g) at 120 min post injection. The performance of {sup 99m}Tc-MAG{sub 3}-PEG{sub 8}-c(RGDyk) was much better than NGR tracer concerning human melanoma uptake and might be considered in future investigations focusing radiotracers for melanoma diagnosis. (author)

  15. Melanoma NOS1 expression promotes dysfunctional IFN signaling.

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    Liu, Qiuzhen; Tomei, Sara; Ascierto, Maria Libera; De Giorgi, Valeria; Bedognetti, Davide; Dai, Cuilian; Uccellini, Lorenzo; Spivey, Tara; Pos, Zoltan; Thomas, Jaime; Reinboth, Jennifer; Murtas, Daniela; Zhang, Qianbing; Chouchane, Lotfi; Weiss, Geoffrey R; Slingluff, Craig L; Lee, Peter P; Rosenberg, Steven A; Alter, Harvey; Yao, Kaitai; Wang, Ena; Marincola, Francesco M

    2014-05-01

    In multiple forms of cancer, constitutive activation of type I IFN signaling is a critical consequence of immune surveillance against cancer; however, PBMCs isolated from cancer patients exhibit depressed STAT1 phosphorylation in response to IFN-α, suggesting IFN signaling dysfunction. Here, we demonstrated in a coculture system that melanoma cells differentially impairs the IFN-α response in PBMCs and that the inhibitory potential of a particular melanoma cell correlates with NOS1 expression. Comparison of gene transcription and array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) between melanoma cells from different patients indicated that suppression of IFN-α signaling correlates with an amplification of the NOS1 locus within segment 12q22-24. Evaluation of NOS1 levels in melanomas and IFN responsiveness of purified PBMCs from patients indicated a negative correlation between NOS1 expression in melanomas and the responsiveness of PBMCs to IFN-α. Furthermore, in an explorative study, NOS1 expression in melanoma metastases was negatively associated with patient response to adoptive T cell therapy. This study provides a link between cancer cell phenotype and IFN signal dysfunction in circulating immune cells.

  16. Addison's disease as a presentation of metastatic malignant melanoma.

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    Srinivasan, B; Patel, M; Ethunandan, M; Ilankovan, V

    2016-01-01

    Melanoma accounts for 5% of all skin cancers. The risk of metastasis is related to the thickness of the tumour, and can affect local, regional and distant sites. Adrenal metastasis from melanoma of the head and neck is uncommon and often asymptomatic. Addison's disease as a presentation of metastatic melanoma is extremely rare and we are unaware of previous reports in the world literature. We report a case of a patient with metastatic melanoma presenting with signs and symptoms of Addison's disease.

  17. Precision Medicine and PET/Computed Tomography in Melanoma.

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    Mena, Esther; Sanli, Yasemin; Marcus, Charles; Subramaniam, Rathan M

    2017-10-01

    Recent advances in genomic profiling and sequencing of melanoma have provided new insights into the development of the basis for molecular biology to more accurately subgroup patients with melanoma. The development of novel mutation-targeted and immunomodulation therapy as a major component of precision oncology has revolutionized the management and outcome of patients with metastatic melanoma. PET imaging plays an important role in noninvasively assessing the tumor biological behavior, to guide individualized treatment and assess response to therapy. This review summarizes the recent genomic discoveries in melanoma in the era of targeted therapy and their implications for functional PET imaging. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  18. Vemurafenib for the treatment of melanoma.

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    Jordan, Emmet John

    2012-12-01

    Metastatic melanoma is an aggressive disease resistant to chemotherapy. Recent clinical trials have reported improved survival for two novel agents; ipilimumab, a humanized, IgG1 monoclonal antibody that blocks cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and vemurafenib , a BRAF (v-raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B1) inhibitor targeting an activating mutation in the serine-threonine-protein kinase BRAF gene. AREAS COVERED: The authors reviewed preclinical and clinical data examining the safety of vemurafenib in melanoma. MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched using the medical subject heading \\'vemurafenib\\' and the following text terms: melanoma, BRAF inhibition, vemurafenib. This review provides the reader with an overview of current data examining the efficacy and safety of vemurafenib in metastatic melanoma. EXPERT OPINION: Vemurafenib is an oral agent licensed for patients with BRAF V600E mutation-positive inoperable and metastatic melanoma. The most common adverse effects observed in Phase III clinical trials were dermatological events, arthralgia and fatigue. Specific dermatological toxicities included development of cutaneous squamous cell cancers and keratoacanthomas. Prolongation of the QT interval was also reported. Regular dermatological assessments and electrocardiograms are recommended. Ongoing trials are examining vemurafenib in both the adjuvant setting and metastatic setting in combination with ipilimumab and MEK inhibitors (mitogen-activated protein kinase\\/extracellular signal-regulated kinase). Understanding and overcoming mechanisms of resistance to BRAF inhibitors is the focus of ongoing research.

  19. Valoración histológica de la respuesta pulpar y hepática del formocresol y el hueso liofilizado en dientes de rata.

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    Alcaina Lorente, Mª Antonia

    2003-01-01

    Son varios los agentes que se han utilizado para las pulpotomías en dientes primarios, siendo el formocresol el más difundido. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la respuesta pulpar en dientes de rata cuando el hueso liofilizado es usado como agente de pulpotomía y analizar los cambios histológicos del tejido hepático. La muestra de este estudio estaba formada por 60 ratas de raza Sprague-Dawley. El tratamiento se realizó en los primeros molares superiores, siendo un total de 120 d...

  20. La actividad de control en la lucha contra el Aedes aegypti en el nivel primario de atención The activity of control in the fight against the Aedes aegypti at care primary level

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    Vivian de las Mercedes Noriega Bravo

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available En el nivel primario de atención, el policlínico lleva a cabo, un conjunto de procesos relacionados con la salud de la población que se originan en las diferentes áreas, departamentos o servicios, tal es el de Higiene y Epidemiología, del cual forma parte el departamento de vigilancia y lucha antivectorial. Las actividades que este realiza no son totalmente independientes, sino que se encuentran conectadas a otras unidades organizativas, lo que amplía la variedad de problemas ligados a la calidad. Los conceptos de gestión y control, bajo la perspectiva de calidad, incluyen la atención a los procesos que resultan clave para un desempeño eficaz de la organización, y descansa entre otros elementos, en la articulación de las acciones necesarias para lograr soluciones pertinentes. El objetivo de este trabajo, es comentar algunas ideas acerca de la actividad de control, al trabajo de vigilancia y lucha contra el Aedes aegypti, que se realiza en el nivel primario de atención de salud.In the care primary level, the polyclinic carry out a group of processes related to the population health from different areas, departments or services including that of Hygiene and Epidemiology, of which is part the surveillance department and anti-vectorial fight widening the variety of problems linked to quality. The concepts of management and control under the health perspective include the attention of the processes being key for an effective performance of the organization and rest among other elements in articulation of the actions needed to achieve appropriate solutions. The objective of present paper is to comment on some ideas about the activity of control of surveillance work and the fight against the Aedes aegypti, performed at primary level of health care.

  1. Health-related quality of life in melanoma patients: Impact of melanoma-related limb lymphoedema.

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    Gjorup, Caroline A; Groenvold, Mogens; Hendel, Helle W; Dahlstroem, Karin; Drzewiecki, Krzysztof T; Klausen, Tobias W; Hölmich, Lisbet R

    2017-11-01

    To explore health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in recurrence-free melanoma patients, with a focus on the association between melanoma-related limb lymphoedema and HRQoL. HRQoL was evaluated using the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30), the breast cancer module (EORTC QLQ-BR23) subscales body image and future perspective, the Functional Assessment for Cancer Therapy-General subscale social/family well-being and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Data were analysed using linear and ordinal logistic regression adjusting for age and gender. A total of 431 melanoma patients who had undergone wide local excision and axillary or inguinal sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) and/or complete lymph node dissection (CLND) participated. No patients had had recurrence of the disease or had received adjuvant radiotherapy. The HRQoL scores improved with time after surgery. Melanoma-related limb lymphoedema was present in 109 patients (25%). Patients with lymphoedema had significantly worse HRQoL scores in the EORTC QLQ-C30 subscales global health status/quality of life, role and social functioning, fatigue, pain and financial difficulties, as well as in the QLQ-BR23 body image subscale. No associations were found between the limb affected (upper or lower limb), clinical stage of lymphoedema, duration of lymphoedema or type of surgery (SLNB or CLND) and HRQoL. We found an interaction with age and gender in the associations between lymphoedema and HRQoL: younger patients and women with lymphoedema had worse social functioning and women had significantly more impaired body image. The negative impact of melanoma-related limb lymphoedema on HRQoL emphasises the importance of developing strategies for increasing awareness and improving prevention and treatment of lymphoedema. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Condiloma acuminado en adolescentes y adultos jóvenes del área de salud "Tula Aguilera" en el municipio de Camagüey

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    Dora Ester Aranda Ramos

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    Full Text Available Introducción: las infecciones de transmisión sexual se propagan de persona a persona, principalmente a través de contactos sexuales; entre estas se encuentra el condiloma acuminado. Objetivo: determinar la manifestación del virus del papiloma humano en su forma de condiloma acuminado, en un área de salud. Métodos: se realizó un estudio transversal de 63 pacientes con dicha infección, pertenecientes a 5 consultorios del médico de la familia del Policlínico Universitario "Tula Aguilera Céspedes" del municipio de Camagüey (provincia de Camagüey, de febrero a agosto del 2008. Los datos se obtuvieron del modelo de cuestionario que constituyó el registro primario. Resultados: en la serie el grupo etario más vulnerable fue el de 15-19 años, el mayor número de infectados correspondió al sexo masculino y al estado conyugal soltero, y entre las afecciones asociadas más frecuentes figuraron el herpes simple y la candidiasis. Conclusiones: se observó un incremento del número de individuos con condiloma acuminado en los meses de junio, julio y agosto, con predominio en los varones, fundamentalmente los adolescentes.

  3. BRAF inhibition is associated with enhanced melanoma antigen expression and a more favorable tumor microenvironment in patients with metastatic melanoma

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    Frederick, Dennie Tompers; Piris, Adriano; Cogdill, Alexandria P.; Cooper, Zachary A.; Lezcano, Cecilia; Ferrone, Cristina R.; Mitra, Devarati; Boni, Andrea; Newton, Lindsay P.; Liu, Chengwen; Peng, Weiyi; Sullivan, Ryan J; Lawrence, Donald P.; Hodi, F. Stephen; Overwijk, Willem W.; Lizée, Gregory; Murphy, George F.; Hwu, Patrick; Flaherty, Keith T.; Fisher, David E.; Wargo, Jennifer A.

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    Purpose To evaluate the effects BRAF inhibition on the tumor microenvironment in patients with metastatic melanoma. Experimental Design Thirty-five biopsies were collected from 16 patients with metastatic melanoma pretreatment (day 0) and at 10-14 days after initiation of treatment with either BRAF inhibitor alone (vemurafenib) or BRAF + MEK inhibition (dabrafenib + trametinib), and were also taken at time of progression. Biopsies were analyzed for melanoma antigens, T cell markers, and immunomodulatory cytokines. Results Treatment with either BRAF inhibitor alone or BRAF + MEK inhibitor was associated with an increased expression of melanoma antigens and an increase in CD8+ T cell infiltrate. This was also associated with a decrease in immunosuppressive cytokines (IL-6 & IL-8) and an increase in markers of T cell cytotoxicity. Interestingly, expression of exhaustion markers TIM-3 and PD1 and the immunosuppressive ligand PDL1 were increased on treatment. A decrease in melanoma antigen expression and CD8 T cell infiltrate was noted at time of progression on BRAF inhibitor alone, and was reversed with combined BRAF and MEK inhibition. Conclusions Together, this data suggests that treatment with BRAF inhibition enhances melanoma antigen expression and facilitates T cell cytotoxicity and a more favorable tumor microenvironment, providing support for potential synergy of BRAF-targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Interestingly, markers of T cell exhaustion and the immunosuppressive ligand PDL1 are also increased with BRAF inhibition, further implying that immune checkpoint blockade may be critical in augmenting responses to BRAF-targeted therapy in patients with melanoma. PMID:23307859

  4. Characterization of individuals at high risk of developing melanoma in Latin America: bases for genetic counseling in melanoma.

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    Puig, Susana; Potrony, Miriam; Cuellar, Francisco; Puig-Butille, Joan Anton; Carrera, Cristina; Aguilera, Paula; Nagore, Eduardo; Garcia-Casado, Zaida; Requena, Celia; Kumar, Rajiv; Landman, Gilles; Costa Soares de Sá, Bianca; Gargantini Rezze, Gisele; Facure, Luciana; de Avila, Alexandre Leon Ribeiro; Achatz, Maria Isabel; Carraro, Dirce Maria; Duprat Neto, João Pedreira; Grazziotin, Thais C; Bonamigo, Renan R; Rey, Maria Carolina W; Balestrini, Claudia; Morales, Enrique; Molgo, Montserrat; Bakos, Renato Marchiori; Ashton-Prolla, Patricia; Giugliani, Roberto; Larre Borges, Alejandra; Barquet, Virginia; Pérez, Javiera; Martínez, Miguel; Cabo, Horacio; Cohen Sabban, Emilia; Latorre, Clara; Carlos-Ortega, Blanca; Salas-Alanis, Julio C; Gonzalez, Roger; Olazaran, Zulema; Malvehy, Josep; Badenas, Celia

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    CDKN2A is the main high-risk melanoma-susceptibility gene, but it has been poorly assessed in Latin America. We sought to analyze CDKN2A and MC1R in patients from Latin America with familial and sporadic multiple primary melanoma (SMP) and compare the data with those for patients from Spain to establish bases for melanoma genetic counseling in Latin America. CDKN2A and MC1R were sequenced in 186 Latin American patients from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay, and in 904 Spanish patients. Clinical and phenotypic data were obtained. Overall, 24 and 14% of melanoma-prone families in Latin America and Spain, respectively, had mutations in CDKN2A. Latin American families had CDKN2A mutations more frequently (P = 0.014) than Spanish ones. Of patients with SMP, 10% of those from Latin America and 8.5% of those from Spain had mutations in CDKN2A (P = 0.623). The most recurrent CDKN2A mutations were c.-34G>T and p.G101W. Latin American patients had fairer hair (P = 0.016) and skin (P < 0.001) and a higher prevalence of MC1R variants (P = 0.003) compared with Spanish patients. The inclusion criteria for genetic counseling of melanoma in Latin America may be the same criteria used in Spain, as suggested in areas with low to medium incidence, SMP with at least two melanomas, or families with at least two cases among first- or second-degree relatives.Genet Med 18 7, 727-736.

  5. A modified COMS plaque for iris melanoma

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    Daniel J. Scanderbeg

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Melanoma of the iris is a rare condition compared to posterior ocular tumors and in this case report we presenta 51-year-old female patient with diffuse iris melanoma. Traditional COMS (Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Studyplaques are used at our institution for radiation therapy, so a novel modification of the traditional plaque was requiredto allow better conformance with placement on the cornea. The usual silastic insert was machined to dimensions incompliance with the cornea, placed without incident, and treatment delivered with excellent patient tolerance of themodified plaque.

  6. Dermatoscopic Findings of Seborrheic Keratosis in Melanoma.

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    Brandão, Maria Luiza; Oliveira Lima, Cíntia Maria; Moura, Heloísa Helena; Ishida, Cleide; Campos-do-Carmo, Gabriella; Cuzzi, Tullia; Ramos-E-Silva, Marcia

    2016-06-01

    Cutaneous melanoma may in some instances be confused with seborrheic keratosis, which is a very common neoplasia, more often mistaken for actinic keratosis and verruca vulgaris. Melanoma may clinically resemble seborrheic keratosis and should be considered as its possible clinical simulator. We report a case of melanoma with dermatoscopic characteristics of seborrheic keratosis and emphasize the importance of the dermatoscopy algorithm in differentiating between a melanocytic and a non-melanocytic lesion, of the excisional biopsy for the establishment of the diagnosis of cutaneous tumors, and of the histopathologic examination in all surgically removed samples.

  7. Melanoma genetics and the development of rational therapeutics.

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    Chudnovsky, Yakov; Khavari, Paul A; Adams, Amy E

    2005-04-01

    Melanoma is a cancer of the neural crest-derived cells that provide pigmentation to skin and other tissues. Over the past 4 decades, the incidence of melanoma has increased more rapidly than that of any other malignancy in the United States. No current treatments substantially enhance patient survival once metastasis has occurred. This review focuses on recent insights into melanoma genetics and new therapeutic approaches being developed based on these advances.

  8. Intratumor and Intertumor Heterogeneity in Melanoma

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    Tomasz M. Grzywa

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Melanoma is a cancer that exhibits one of the most aggressive and heterogeneous features. The incidence rate escalates. A high number of clones harboring various mutations contribute to an exceptional level of intratumor heterogeneity of melanoma. It also refers to metastases which may originate from different subclones of primary lesion. Such component of the neoplasm biology is termed intertumor and intratumor heterogeneity. These levels of tumor heterogeneity hinder accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. The increasing number of research on the topic reflects the need for understanding limitation or failure of contemporary therapies. Majority of analyses concentrate on mutations in cancer-related genes. Novel high-throughput techniques reveal even higher degree of variations within a lesion. Consolidation of theories and researches indicates new routes for treatment options such as targets for immunotherapy. The demand for personalized approach in melanoma treatment requires extensive knowledge on intratumor and intertumor heterogeneity on the level of genome, transcriptome/proteome, and epigenome. Thus, achievements in exploration of melanoma variety are described in details. Particularly, the issue of tumor heterogeneity or homogeneity given BRAF mutations is discussed.

  9. Podoplanin Expression in Canine Melanoma

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    Ogasawara, Satoshi; Honma, Ryusuke; Kaneko, Mika K.; Fujii, Yuki; Kagawa, Yumiko; Konnai, Satoru; Kato, Yukinari

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    A type I transmembrane protein, podoplanin (PDPN), is expressed in several normal cells such as lymphatic endothelial cells or pulmonary type I alveolar cells. We recently demonstrated that anticanine PDPN monoclonal antibody (mAb), PMab-38, recognizes canine PDPN of squamous cell carcinomas, but does not react with lymphatic endothelial cells. Herein, we investigated whether PMab-38 reacts with canine melanoma. PMab-38 reacted with 90% of melanoma cells (9/10 cases) using immunohistochemistr...

  10. lncRNA H19 predicts poor prognosis in patients with melanoma and regulates cell growth, invasion, migration and epithelial–mesenchymal transition in melanoma cells

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    Full Text Available Gaofeng Shi,1,2 Hu Li,2 Fengshan Gao,2 Qian Tan1 1Drum Tower Clinical Medical College of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Plastic Surgery, the Affiliated Wuxi No 4 People’s Hospital of Jiangnan University, Wuxi, People’s Republic of China Introduction: Melanoma is a deadly malignancy and the poor prognosis of patients with advanced disease is relatively poor. Recent studies indicate that long non-coding RNAs are involved in the pathogenesis of malignant melanoma. This study aims to investigate the role of the long non-coding RNA H19 in melanoma and to explore the underlying molecular mechanisms. Materials and methods: The expression levels of H19 in clinical samples and melanoma cells were determined by quantitative real-time PCR. The cell growth and cell metastasis were assessed by Cell Counting Kit 8, cell invasion and wound healing assays. Cell apoptosis and cell cycle were determined by flow cytometry. Protein levels were determined by Western blotting assay. Results: H19 was highly expressed in melanoma tissues compared to normal adjacent skin tissues, and the tissue expression level of H19 from melanoma patients with metastasis was significantly higher than that from patients without distant metastasis. In addition, the high expression of H19 in melanoma tissues was associated with advanced tumor invasion and TNM stage, distal metastasis, lymph node metastasis and shorter overall survival in patients with melanoma. The in vitro functional assays showed that knockdown of H19 inhibited cell growth, invasion and migration and also induced cell apoptosis as well as G0/G1 arrest in melanoma cells. Further quantitative real-time PCR and Western blot experiments showed that knockdown of H19 differentially regulated the epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT-related gene expressions and reversed EMT in melanoma cell lines. Knockdown of H19 suppressed in vivo tumor growth and modulated the

  11. Targeted alpha therapy for melanoma : from bench to bedside

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    Allen, B.J.; Rizvi, S.M.A.; Li, Y.; Tsui, W.; Douglas, S.; Raja, C.; Graham, P.; Smart, R.; Butler, P.; Kearsley, J.; Thompson, J.

    2001-01-01

    Full text: The control of metastatic melanoma remains an elusive objective. Targeted alpha therapy (TAT) offers a new approach to the control of micrometastases and regression of tumours. The alpha emitting immunoconjugate (AIC) against malignant melanoma has been prepared by chelating Bi-213 to the anti-melanoma antibody 9.2.27, and injected locally at 2 d post-inoculation of 1.5 million melanoma cells, or intralesionally into skin tumours. Human subjects receive 50μCi intralesional dose, escalating to 1 mCi. The clearances from the tumour, kidneys and bladder are monitored by a NaI detector that detects the 440 keV gamma ray. Blood samples and tumour photographs are taken at O. 2 and 4 weeks; tumours are excised at 4 weeks. Isolated cancer cells and preangiogenic cell clusters in mice can be eliminated with 25 μCi local AIC injection, and intra-lesional injections of 100 μCi are sufficient to completely regress melanomas with volumes up to 300 mm 3 without side-effects. Systemic TAT with a single administration is less effective with 100% growth delay of tumours observed, and ∼20% complete inhibition. The clinical TAT trial for recurrent subcutaneous melanoma has been approved by the NSW Radiation Advisory Committee and the SES Human Ethics Committee. In a world first phase 1 study, the first 5 subjects have been treated by intralesional injection, 3 at 50 μCi, and 2 at 150 μCi. All subjects having unchanged blood profiles at 2 and 4 weeks post-therapy. Tumour volumes appear little changed. However, histology of a 3 cm melanoma shows that almost complete cell kill occurred at 150 μCi, with only a few small cell clusters surviving. Local TAT inhibits tumourogenesis and intralesional TAT completely regresses melanoma in mice. Intralesional TAT for melanoma in human subjects is non-toxic so far and appears to be a promising modality. The ultimate objective is to apply systemic TAT for the control of melanoma micrometastases. Copyright (2001) Australasian

  12. Tensiones que surgen entre los agentes socializadores primarios en la vida del niño

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    La sociedad actual ha sufrido numerosos cambios en estos últimos siglos. Un proceso importante es, que se pasa de una familia tradicional, en la que la mujer era quien se dedicaba a las labores del hogar y cuidado de los hijos, a la incorporación de esta en el mundo laboral y una repartición más igualitaria en las tareas referentes al hogar y los hijos. El hecho de que la mujer se incorpore al mercado laboral hace que se demande una institución que se encargue de los niños, por lo que la e...

  13. Potential Role of Meiosis Proteins in Melanoma Chromosomal Instability

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    Lindsey, S. F.; Byrnes, D. M.; Eller, M. S.; Rosa, A. M.; Dabas, N.; Escandon, J.; Grichnik, J. M.; Grichnik, J. M.; Grichnik, J. M.; Grichnik, J. M.

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    Melanomas demonstrate chromosomal instability (CIN). In fact, CIN can be used to differentiate melanoma from benign nevi. The exact molecular mechanisms that drive CIN in melanoma have yet to be fully elucidated. Cancer/testis antigens are a unique group of germ cell proteins that are found to be primarily expressed in melanoma as compared to benign nevi. The abnormal expression of these germ cell proteins, normally expected only in the testis and ovaries, in somatic cells may lead to interference with normal cellular pathways. Germ cell proteins that may be particularly critical in CIN are meiosis proteins. Here, we review pathways unique to meiosis with a focus on how the aberrant expression of meiosis proteins in normal mitotic cells "meiomitosis"could impact chromosomal instability in melanoma and other cancers.

  14. Immunotherapy of metastatic melanoma by reversal of immune suppression

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    Biggs, M.W.; Eiselein, J.E.

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    Beginning with the observation that the human enteorvirus, Poliovirus Sabin 1, will lyse human melanoma cells in culture, clinical trials involving two patients with advance melanoma were performed. Parenteral injection of the viable Poliovirus into cutaneous melanoma metastases followed in 24 hours by oral administration of cyclophosphamide. The results of these two trials are described.

  15. Unilateral lichen planus pigmentosus mimicking acral lentiginous melanoma.

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    Bickle, Kelly; Smithberger, Erica; Lien, Mary H; Fenske, Neil Alan

    2010-07-01

    The authors report a case of a Latin American woman who developed progressive pigmentation primarily involving two digits of her right hand. She was scheduled for amputation based on a presumptive histologic diagnosis of melanoma with regression. Dermatology consultation with repeat biopsies disclosed a lichenoid tissue reaction with marked pigment incontinence and no evidence of melanoma. This report should prompt physicians to include lichen planus pigmentosus in the differential diagnosis of acral lentiginous melanoma.

  16. Quantitative Proteomics Identifies Activation of Hallmark Pathways of Cancer in Patient Melanoma.

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    Byrum, Stephanie D; Larson, Signe K; Avaritt, Nathan L; Moreland, Linley E; Mackintosh, Samuel G; Cheung, Wang L; Tackett, Alan J

    2013-03-01

    Molecular pathways regulating melanoma initiation and progression are potential targets of therapeutic development for this aggressive cancer. Identification and molecular analysis of these pathways in patients has been primarily restricted to targeted studies on individual proteins. Here, we report the most comprehensive analysis of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded human melanoma tissues using quantitative proteomics. From 61 patient samples, we identified 171 proteins varying in abundance among benign nevi, primary melanoma, and metastatic melanoma. Seventy-three percent of these proteins were validated by immunohistochemistry staining of malignant melanoma tissues from the Human Protein Atlas database. Our results reveal that molecular pathways involved with tumor cell proliferation, motility, and apoptosis are mis-regulated in melanoma. These data provide the most comprehensive proteome resource on patient melanoma and reveal insight into the molecular mechanisms driving melanoma progression.

  17. Secuestro de carbono por sistemas agroforestales amazónicos

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    D. Callo Concha

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available En la amazonía peruana y durante el segundo semestre del año 2000, evaluamos los volúmenes de carbono secuestrado por seis sistemas agroforestales y/o sistemas de uso de la tierra: bosque primario, bosque secundario, café+sombra, silvopastura, pastura y huerto casero (tratamientos, en tres variantes ecológicas (repeticiones: selva alta, media y baja; fragmentando el muestreo en: a. biomasa arbórea, b. biomasa herbácea, c. hojarasca y d. cuatro estratos de suelo. En lo que se refiere a carbono total, el tratamiento parámetro: bosque primario, reteniendo 465.8 tC·ha-1, supera en 58 % a los SAF’s: huerto casero y café+sombra; en 74.3 % al cuarto, SAF silvopastura y 80 % al otro testigo extremo, pastura. Sin embargo, todos estos, más el bosque de regeneración, son estadísticamente iguales e inferiores al bosque primario (P<0.01. Resultó sumidero estable (P<0.01 y considerable, el suelo. Retiene en casi todos los casos -a excepción del bosque primario- más de la mitad del carbono total. Existe una proporcionalidad inversa entre los sumideros arbóreo y edáfico, función de su grado de cobertura arbórea; los aportes de biomasa herbácea y arbustiva (fresca y hojarasca, son pobres, fluctuando entre el 1 y 2 % y los provenientes de árboles muertos, considerables pero oscilantes en los tratamientos bosque primario, bosque secundario y SAF café+sombra. Las diferencias de carbono secuestrado se deben exclusivamente a la proporción de la cobertura otorgada por la biomasa arbórea (P<0.05.

  18. Communication Among Melanoma Family Members

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    Bowen, Deborah J; Albrecht, Terrance; Hay, Jennifer; Eggly, Susan; Harris-Wei, Julie; Meischke, Hendrika; Burke, Wylie

    2017-01-01

    Interventions to improve communication among family members may facilitate information flow about familial risk and preventive health behaviors. This is a secondary analysis of the effects of an interactive website intervention aimed at increasing communication frequency and agreement about health risk among melanoma families. Participants were family units, consisting of one family member with melanoma identified from a previous research study (the case) and an additional first degree relative and a parent of a child 0–17. Family triads were randomized to receive access to the website intervention or to serve as control families. Family communication frequency and agreement about melanoma prevention behaviors and beliefs were measured at baseline and again at one year post randomization. Intervention participants of all three types significantly increased the frequency of communication to their first degree relatives (Parents, siblings, children; range =14–18 percentage points; all pcommunication about cancer risk. PMID:28248624

  19. POTENCIALIDAD DEL PLÁTANO VERDE EN LA NUEVA MATRIZ PRODUCTIVA DEL ECUADOR

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    Rubén Paz

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo revela la potencialidad que tiene el  plátano verde o macho para incorporarlo en la nueva matriz productiva la misma que hace referencia al cambio del modelo primario exportador, a uno fundamentado en el valor agregado de los productos.  Para ello, se argumenta en las bondades de la naturaleza para la producción de éste producto, como también en la versatilidad que tiene para ser transformado en la industria de alimentos y en otras por el importante contenido de fibra y celulosa, materias primas requerida en muchos procesos industriales, lo que generará nuevas plazas directas de trabajo. Así también se reconocen las dificultades que tienen las áreas cultivadas en cuanto a problemas fitosanitarios y desastres naturales. La nueva matriz productiva tendrá como objetivo primordial garantizar el Sumak kawsay, que significa estado de bienestar  de la población,  y en especial de los agricultores pobres, a quienes a través de la capacitación y apoyo financiero se les haga partícipes de éste gran reto.

  20. Frequency and characteristics of familial melanoma in Spain: the FAM-GEM-1 Study.

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    Iván Márquez-Rodas

    Full Text Available Familial history of melanoma is a well-known risk factor for the disease, and 7% melanoma patients were reported to have a family history of melanoma. Data relating to the frequency and clinical and pathological characteristics of both familial and non-familial melanoma in Spain have been published, but these only include patients from specific areas of Spain and do not represent the data for the whole of Spain.An observational study conducted by the Spanish Group of Melanoma (GEM analyzed the family history of patients diagnosed with melanoma between 2011 and 2013 in the dermatology and oncology departments.In all, 1047 patients were analyzed, and 69 (6.6% fulfilled criteria for classical familial melanoma (two or more first-degree relatives diagnosed with melanoma. Taking into account other risk factors for familial melanoma, such as multiple melanoma, pancreatic cancer in the family or second-degree relatives with melanoma, the number of patients fulfilling the criteria increased to 165 (15.8%. Using a univariate analysis, we determined that a Breslow index of less than 1 mm, negative mitosis, multiple melanoma, and a history of sunburns in childhood were more frequent in familial melanoma patients, but a multivariate analysis revealed no differences in any pathological or clinical factor between the two groups.Similar to that observed in other countries, familial melanoma accounts for 6.6% of melanoma diagnoses in Spain. Although no differences in the multivariate analysis were found, some better prognosis factors, such as Breslow index, seem more frequent in familial melanoma, which reflect a better early detection marker and/or a different biological behavior.

  1. Selenium for the Prevention of Cutaneous Melanoma

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    Cassidy, Pamela B.; Fain, Heidi D.; Cassidy, James P.; Tran, Sally M.; Moos, Philip J.; Boucher, Kenneth M.; Gerads, Russell; Florell, Scott R.; Grossman, Douglas; Leachman, Sancy A.

    2013-01-01

    The role of selenium (Se) supplementation in cancer prevention is controversial; effects often depend on the nutritional status of the subject and on the chemical form in which Se is provided. We used a combination of in vitro and in vivo models to study two unique therapeutic windows for intervention in the process of cutaneous melanomagenisis, and to examine the utility of two different chemical forms of Se for prevention and treatment of melanoma. We studied the effects of Se in vitro on UV-induced oxidative stress in melanocytes, and on apoptosis and cell cycle progression in melanoma cells. In vivo, we used the HGF transgenic mouse model of UV-induced melanoma to demonstrate that topical treatment with l-selenomethionine results in a significant delay in the time required for UV-induced melanoma development, but also increases the rate of growth of those tumors once they appear. In a second mouse model, we found that oral administration of high dose methylseleninic acid significantly decreases the size of human melanoma xenografts. Our findings suggest that modestly elevation of selenium levels in the skin might risk acceleration of growth of incipient tumors. Additionally, certain Se compounds administered at very high doses could have utility for the treatment of fully-malignant tumors or prevention of recurrence. PMID:23470450

  2. Synchronous high-risk melanoma and lymphoid neoplasia.

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    Cahill, R A

    2012-02-03

    Large population-based studies have shown a significant association between melanoma and lymphoid neoplasia, particularly non-Hodgkin\\'s lymphoma (NHL) and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), that is independent of any treatment received for the initial tumour. This study examines the presentation, diagnosis, treatment and progress of three patients who developed advanced melanoma concurrently with a lymphoid neoplasm (one NHL, two CLLs), in order to illustrate their association, discuss common aetiological factors and examine possible therapeutic options. As it is the melanoma rather than the lymphoid neoplasm that represents the bigger threat to overall survival, initial treatment should be targeted towards this cancer. However, because of the interplay between the diseases and the possible side-effects of the various treatments, the choice of adjuvant therapy requires careful consideration. Immunosuppression associated with chemotherapy may permit a more aggressive course for the melanoma, while locoregional radiotherapy is contraindicated following lymph node dissections. As immunotherapy is of benefit in the treatment of melanoma and has also been recently shown to be effective in the management of lymphoid neoplasia, we instituted interferon-alpha as adjuvant therapy for these patients, thereby utilizing a single agent to treat the dual pathologies. The three patients have now been followed-up for 6 months without evidence of disease recurrence or progression.

  3. Bioelectric Applications for Treatment of Melanoma

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    Beebe, Stephen J., E-mail: sbeebe@odu.edu; Schoenbach, Karl H.; Heller, Richard [Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics/Old Dominion University 4211 Monarch Way, Suite 300, Norfolk, Virginia 23508 (United States)

    2010-09-27

    Two new cancer therapies apply bioelectric principles. These methods target tumor structures locally and function by applying millisecond electric fields to deliver plasmid DNA encoding cytokines using electrogene transfer (EGT) or by applying rapid rise-time nanosecond pulsed electric fields (nsPEFs). EGT has been used to locally deliver cytokines such as IL-12 to activate an immune response, resulting in bystander effects. NsPEFs locally induce apoptosis-like effects and affect vascular networks, both promoting tumor demise and restoration of normal vascular homeostasis. EGT with IL-12 is in melanoma clinical trials and nsPEFs are used in models with B16F10 melanoma in vitro and in mice. Applications of bioelectrics, using conventional electroporation and extensions of it, provide effective alternative therapies for melanoma.

  4. Bioelectric Applications for Treatment of Melanoma

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    Beebe, Stephen J.; Schoenbach, Karl H.; Heller, Richard

    2010-01-01

    Two new cancer therapies apply bioelectric principles. These methods target tumor structures locally and function by applying millisecond electric fields to deliver plasmid DNA encoding cytokines using electrogene transfer (EGT) or by applying rapid rise-time nanosecond pulsed electric fields (nsPEFs). EGT has been used to locally deliver cytokines such as IL-12 to activate an immune response, resulting in bystander effects. NsPEFs locally induce apoptosis-like effects and affect vascular networks, both promoting tumor demise and restoration of normal vascular homeostasis. EGT with IL-12 is in melanoma clinical trials and nsPEFs are used in models with B16F10 melanoma in vitro and in mice. Applications of bioelectrics, using conventional electroporation and extensions of it, provide effective alternative therapies for melanoma

  5. Diagnosis of Malignant Melanoma of Skin Cancer Types

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    Abbas Hassin Alasadi

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Malignant melanoma is a kind of skin cancer that begins in melanocytes. It can influence on the skin only, or it may expand to the bones and organs. It is less common, but more serious and aggressive than other types of skin cancer. Malignant Melanoma can happen anywhere on the skin, but it is widespread in certain locations such as the legs in women, the back and chest in men, the face, the neck, mouth, eyes, and genitals. In this paper, a proposed algorithm is designed for diagnosing malignant melanoma types by using digital image processing techniques. The algorithm consists of four steps: preprocessing, separation, features extraction, and diagnosis. A neural network (NN used to diagnosis malignant melanoma types. The total accuracy of the neural network was 100% for training and 93% for testing. The evaluation of the algorithm is done by using sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy. The sensitivity of NN in diagnosing malignant melanoma types was 95.6%, while the specificity was 92.2% and the accuracy was 93.9%. The experimental results are acceptable.

  6. Histopathological study of malignant melanoma in highlanders ...

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    Histopathological study of malignant melanoma in highlanders. AZ Mohammed, AN Manasseh, BM Mandong, ST Edino. Abstract. Background:Malignant melanoma is a fatal skin cancer that is curable when detected and treated early. Recent reports indicate a rising incidence globally. This study aims at identifying the ...

  7. Oral Malignant Melanoma in a Ferret ( Mustela putorius furo).

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    d'Ovidio, Dario; Rossi, Giacomo; Meomartino, Leonardo

    2016-06-01

    Oral malignant melanomas are one of the most common oral malignant neoplasms in dogs but are rare in other domesticated species. This case report describes the clinical manifestations and histological appearance of oral melanoma in a ferret ( Mustela putorius furo). To the authors' knowledge, this is the first published description of a clinical case and histopathological findings of oral melanoma in this species.

  8. Estudio de cinco años en pacientes de Las Tunas con cáncer cutáneo no melanoma

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    Odalys Rufina Peña Pérez

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: el cáncer cutáneo no melanoma ha mostrado un incremento paulatino a nivel mundial, en Las Tunas, Cuba, existe un comportamiento similar.Objetivo: caracterizar los pacientes diagnosticados histopatológicamente con cáncer cutáneo no melanoma, cuyas biopsias fueron analizadas en el departamento de anatomía patológica del Hospital General Docente "Dr. Ernesto Guevara de la Serna", en el período comprendido entre enero de 2010 a diciembre 2014.Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal en 3970 pacientes, atendidos en el lugar y período de tiempo antes señalado, se utilizó el modelo oficial de biopsia como fuente secundaria de recolección de la información. Los datos fueron procesados utilizando la estadística descriptiva.Resultados: la frecuencia de aparición de este cáncer en el 2010 fue de 15,6 %, se incrementó en el 2011 a 21,7 %, en 2012 y 2013 osciló, con valores de 20,62 % y 22,5 %, respectivamente, y en el 2014 mostró una disminución de los casos positivos a 19,5 %. El tipo histológico predominante fue el carcinoma basocelular, por encima del 50 % en todos los años y estuvo presente en el 65,4 % del total de la muestra estudiada. Se obtuvieron cifras muy cercanas entre ambos sexos: masculino (51,5 % y femenino (48,5 %. El grupo de edad de mayores de 60 años predominó, con el 61,2 % del total de pacientes. La mayoría procedían de las consultas de atención secundaria (76,62 % y la especialidad que más biopsias indicó fue dermatología con un 42,84 %.Conclusiones: la variedad histológica que predominó en los pacientes con cáncer cutáneo no melanoma fue el carcinoma basocelular y su frecuencia fue mayor en pacientes con más de 60 años, la atención primaria no constituyó el principal eslabón de pesquisa y tratamiento de esta afección y los pacientes fueron mayormente atendidos por dermatólogos y cirujanos maxilofaciales.

  9. Evaluación de la Calidad de Vida tras el tratamiento primario del cáncer de mama Evaluation of the quality of life after the end of breast cancer primary treatment

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    María Rosario Domínguez Gil

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar la Calidad de Vida (CV de las pacientes intervenidas de cáncer de mama tras finalizar el tratamiento primario. Diseño: Estudio descriptivo transversal. Participantes: 71 pacientes, seleccionadas mediante un muestreo consecutivo. Instrumentos: Registro de datos sociodemográficos, y la versión española del cuestionario SF-36. Análisis de los datos: Mediante el programa SPSS 14.0, se realizó un análisis descriptivo de las variables, y la prueba de ANOVA (pAims: To evaluate the Quality of Life (QoL of patients submitted to breast cancer surgery, after the end of the primary treatment. Design: A descriptive transversal study. Participants: 71 patients, selected by a consecutive sampling. Instruments: Inventory of sociodemographic data, and the Spanish version of SF-36 questionnaire. Data Analysis: A descriptive analysis of every variable was made with the SPSS program, version 14.0. Also, to determine the impact of the types of surgery and treatment on the next QoL, ANOVA test was completed (p<.05. Results: Patients had a mean age of 52,86 years (DT=11,076, and 2,46 sons (DT=1,264. Also, a 56,3%. were married, the 69,1% were housekeepers, and had elementary studies the 48,6%. A 70,4% of patients had been submitted to mastectomy jointly lymphadenectomy, and the 42,3% had received chemotherapy associate with radiotherapy. The poorer health areas were the emotional rol, and vitality. The type of surgery was related to bodily pain (F= 3,546 and social functioning (F= 2,806, whereas the type of treatment was associated with the physical rol (F= 2,254. Conclusions: The primary treatment of breast cancer keeps incapacitating patients, around six to nine months after having finished it. Pain, and the secondary effects of treatment difficult patients to continue developing their activities normally. On the other hand, patients' new reality affects their health areas of emotional rol and vitality.

  10. Photodynamic therapy for melanoma: efficacy and immunologic effects

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    Avci, Pinar; Gupta, Gaurav K.; Kawakubo, Masayoshi; Hamblin, Michael R.

    2014-02-01

    Malignant melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers and if it cannot be completely surgically removed the prognosis is bleak. Melanomas are known to be particularly resistant to both chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Various types of immunotherapy have however been investigated with mixed reports of success. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has also been tested against melanoma, again with mixed effects as the melanin pigment is thought to act as both an optical shield and as an antioxidant. We have been investigating PDT against malignant melanoma in mouse models. We have compared B16F10 melanoma syngenic to C57BL/6 mice and S91 Cloudman melanoma syngenic to DBA2 mice. We have tested the hypothesis that S91 will respond better than B16 because of higher expression of immunocritical molecules such as MHC-1, tyrosinase, tyrosinase related protein-2 gp100, and intercellular adhesion molecule-1. Some of these molecules can act as tumor rejection antigens that can be recognized by antigen-specific cytotoxic CD8 T cells that have been stimulated by PDT. Moreover it is possible that DBA2 mice are intrinsically better able to mount an anti-tumor immune response than C57BL/6 mice. We are also studying intratumoral injection of photosensitzers such as benzoporphyrin monoacid ring A and comparing this route with the more usual route of intravenous administration.

  11. Inverse association between atopy and melanoma: A case-control study

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    Marasigan, V. (Vivien); M.-A. Morren (Marie-Anne); J. Lambert; Medaer, K. (Karen); Fieuws, S. (Steffen); T.E.C. Nijsten (Tamar); Garmyn, M. (Marjan)

    2017-01-01

    textabstractHeightened cutaneous immune surveillance in atopic patients may inhibit development of melanoma. The aim of this study was to analyse the association between atopy and melanoma (development and outcome). A total of 188 cases of melanoma and 596 healthy controls were interviewed by

  12. Completion Dissection or Observation for Sentinel-Node Metastasis in Melanoma

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    Faries, M. B.; Thompson, J. F.; Cochran, A. J.; Andtbacka, R. H.; Mozzillo, N; Zager, Jonathan S.; Jahkola, T.; Bowles, T. L.; Testori, Alessandro; Beitsch, P. D.; Hoekstra, H. J.; Moncrieff, M.; Ingvar, C.; Wouters, M. W. J. M.; Sabel, M. S.; Levine, E. A.; Agnese, D.; Henderson, M.; Dummer, R; Rossi, C. R.; Neves, R. I.; Trocha, S. D.; Wright, Sara F.; Byrd, D. R.; Matter, M.; Hsueh, E.; MacKenzie-Ross, A.; Johnson, B. D.; Terheyden, P.; Berger, A. C.; Huston, T. L.; Wayne, J. D.; Smithers, B. Mark; Neuman, H. B.; Schneebaum, S.; Gershenwald, Jeffrey E.; Ariyan, C. E.; Desai, D. C.; Jacobs, L.; McMasters, K. M.; Gesierich, A.; Hersey, P.; Bines, S. D.; Kane, Michael J.; Barth, R. J.; McKinnon, J. G.; Farma, J. M.; Schultz, B. E.; Vidal-Sicart, S.; Hoefer, R. A.; Lewis, David J. M.; Scheri, R.; Kelley, M. C.; Nieweg, O. E.; Noyes, R. D.; Hoon, D. S. B.; Wang, H. -J.; Elashoff, D. A.; Elashoff, R. M.

    2017-01-01

    BACKGROUND Sentinel-lymph-node biopsy is associated with increased melanoma-specific survival (i.e., survival until death from melanoma) among patients with node-positive intermediate-thickness melanomas (1.2 to 3.5 mm). The value of completion lymph-node dissection for patients with sentinel-node

  13. Intratumor and Intertumor Heterogeneity in Melanoma.

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    Grzywa, Tomasz M; Paskal, Wiktor; Włodarski, Paweł K

    2017-12-01

    Melanoma is a cancer that exhibits one of the most aggressive and heterogeneous features. The incidence rate escalates. A high number of clones harboring various mutations contribute to an exceptional level of intratumor heterogeneity of melanoma. It also refers to metastases which may originate from different subclones of primary lesion. Such component of the neoplasm biology is termed intertumor and intratumor heterogeneity. These levels of tumor heterogeneity hinder accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. The increasing number of research on the topic reflects the need for understanding limitation or failure of contemporary therapies. Majority of analyses concentrate on mutations in cancer-related genes. Novel high-throughput techniques reveal even higher degree of variations within a lesion. Consolidation of theories and researches indicates new routes for treatment options such as targets for immunotherapy. The demand for personalized approach in melanoma treatment requires extensive knowledge on intratumor and intertumor heterogeneity on the level of genome, transcriptome/proteome, and epigenome. Thus, achievements in exploration of melanoma variety are described in details. Particularly, the issue of tumor heterogeneity or homogeneity given BRAF mutations is discussed. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. Vitamin D and melanoma: state of the art and possible therapeutic uses.

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    Paolino, Giovanni; Moliterni, Elisa; Corsetti, Paola; Didona, Dario; Bottoni, Ugo; Calvieri, Stefano; Mattozzi, Carlo

    2017-12-15

    Despite the presence of several studies in literature, the real connection between vitamin D serological levels, vitamin D receptor and melanoma remains unclear, probably because of the complex correlation between vitamin D and melanoma. Indeed, UV radiations are not reported as the main risk factor for melanoma in non-sun-exposed, while systemic immunosuppression, anatomical and physiological features may contribute to malignancy. Therefore, the correlation between melanoma cells in sun- exposed areas and vitamin D, as well as vitamin D receptor could be different from the one in melanoma of sun-shielded sites. These differences may also explain the controversial results reported in the literature regarding the correlation between melanoma and vitamin D, as well as the different outcomes in melanoma patients treated with vitamin D as adjuvant therapy. The aim of this review is to highlight the most recent findings about vitamin D and melanoma, focusing on the anatomic site of the primary tumor as well as on the possible therapeutic uses of vitamin D in melanoma patients.

  15. LOSS OF 5-HYDROXYMETHYLCYTOSINE IS AN EPIGENETIC HALLMARK OF MELANOMA

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    Lian, Christine Guo; Xu, Yufei; Ceol, Craig; Wu, Feizhen; Larson, Allison; Dresser, Karen; Xu, Wenji; Tan, Li; Hu, Yeguang; Zhan, Qian; Lee, Chung-wei; Hu, Di; Lian, Bill Q.; Kleffel, Sonja; Yang, Yijun; Neiswender, James; Khorasani, Abraham J.; Fang, Rui; Lezcano, Cecilia; Duncan, Lyn M.; Scolyer, Richard A.; Thompson, John F.; Kakavand, Hojabr; Houvras, Yariv; Zon, Leonard; Mihm, Martin C.; Kaiser, Ursula B.; Schatton, Tobias; Woda, Bruce A.; Murphy, George F.; Shi, Yujiang G.

    2013-01-01

    SUMMARY DNA methylation at the 5-position of cytosine (5-mC) is a key epigenetic mark critical for various biological and pathological processes. 5-mC can be converted to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) by the Ten-Eleven Translocation (TET) family of DNA hydroxylases. Here we report that “loss of 5-hmC” is an epigenetic hallmark of melanoma with diagnostic and prognostic implications. Genome-wide mapping of 5-hmC reveals loss of 5-hmC landscape in the melanoma epigenome. We show that down-regulation of Isocitrate Dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) and TET family enzymes is likely one of the mechanisms underlying 5-hmC loss in melanoma. Rebuilding the 5-hmC landscape in melanoma cells by reintroducing active TET2 or IDH2 suppresses melanoma growth and increases tumor-free survival in animal models. Thus, our study reveals a critical function of 5-hmC in melanoma development and directly links the IDH and TET activity-dependent epigenetic pathway to 5-hmC-mediated suppression of melanoma progression, suggesting a new strategy for epigenetic cancer therapy. PMID:22980977

  16. Intussusception of the small intestine caused by a primary melanoma?

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    Schoneveld, M; De Vogelaere, K; Van De Winkel, N; Hoorens, A; Delvaux, G

    2012-01-01

    Although the gastrointestinal tract is a fairly frequent site of melanoma metastases, reports of small bowel intussusception caused by melanoma are very rare. We report the case of a 77-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital with epigastric pain, melena and anaemia. After clinical examination, laboratory evaluation and radiological work-up the diagnosis of a jejunal intussusception was made. Exploratory laparoscopy revealed a large tumour arising from the jejunum, approximately 20 cm distal to the angle of Treitz. Small bowel resection with an end-to-end anastomosis was performed. Histological examination showed an intestinal melanoma. There are different theories concerning the origin of malignant melanoma in the small bowel. Although the small and large intestines normally contain no melanocytes, these cells have occasionally been found in the alimentary and respiratory tracts and even in lymph nodes, which supports the theory of a primary origin of melanoma at these sites. Since this was a solitary intestinal lesion and there was no history of cutaneous melanoma, we conclude that this could be an example of a very rare primary melanoma of the small intestine.

  17. Intussusception of the Small Intestine Caused by a Primary Melanoma

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    M. Schoneveld

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Although the gastrointestinal tract is a fairly frequent site of melanoma metastases, reports of small bowel intussusception caused by melanoma are very rare. We report the case of a 77-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital with epigastric pain, melena and anaemia. After clinical examination, laboratory evaluation and radiological work-up the diagnosis of a jejunal intussusception was made. Exploratory laparoscopy revealed a large tumour arising from the jejunum, approximately 20 cm distal to the angle of Treitz. Small bowel resection with an end-to-end anastomosis was performed. Histological examination showed an intestinal melanoma. There are different theories concerning the origin of malignant melanoma in the small bowel. Although the small and large intestines normally contain no melanocytes, these cells have occasionally been found in the alimentary and respiratory tracts and even in lymph nodes, which supports the theory of a primary origin of melanoma at these sites. Since this was a solitary intestinal lesion and there was no history of cutaneous melanoma, we conclude that this could be an example of a very rare primary melanoma of the small intestine.

  18. Management of uveal tract melanoma: A comprehensive review

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    Kapoor, A.; Kumar, H.S.; Beniwal, V.; Beniwal, S.; Mathur, H.

    2016-01-01

    Uveal tract melanoma is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults, accounting for about 5–10% of all the melanomas. Since there are no lymphatic vessels in the eye, uveal melanoma can only spread hematogenously leading to liver metastasis. A wide variety of treatment modalities are available for its management, leading to dilemma in selecting the appropriate therapy. This article reviews the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities available and thus, can help to individualize the treatment plan for each patient

  19. Fuentes primarias y centros de documentación en Francia para el estudio del control de la educación y la infancia en tiempos de guerra

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    Trigueros gordillo, Guadalupe; Torres Fernández, Cristobal; Grana Gil, Isabel

    2016-01-01

    Las nuevas miradas hacia la infancia y la educación en general han propiciado el uso de nuevas fuentes para la investigación. Nuestra propuesta de trabajo tiene como objetivo general analizar y poner en conocimiento tanto un conjunto de fuentes para el análisis del mundo educativo, los actores sociales y de la infancia en general en tiempos de guerra como la localización de las mismas en Archivos y bibliotecas de Francia. Para ello ponemos en valor una serie de documentos primarios, contextua...

  20. HTB140 melanoma cells under proton irradiation and/or alkylating agents

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    Korićanac, L.; Petrović, I.; Privitera, G.; Cuttone, G.; Ristić-Fira, A.

    2007-09-01

    Chemoresistance is a major problem in the treatment of malignant melanoma. The mainstay of treatment for melanoma is the DNA-alkylating agent dacarbazine (DTIC). Fotemustine (FM), a member of the chloroethylnitrosourea group of alkylating agents, has also demonstrated significant antitumor effects in malignant melanoma. However, the intrinsic and acquired resistance of melanoma limits the clinical application of these drugs. Melanomas are also extremely radioresistant. With the objective of enhancing growth inhibition of melanoma cells, combined treatments of FM or DTIC with proton irradiation have been investigated. These effects were studied on HTB140 melanoma cell viability and proliferation. Cells exposed to treatment with FM and protons have shown inhibition of cell growth and significant reduction of proliferation capacity compared to single irradiation or drug treatment. Treatment with DTIC and protons has shown improved growth inhibition compared to appropriate single drug treatment, while the effects of single proton irradiation have been the most pronounced.

  1. Ocular melanoma metastatic to skin: the value of HMB-45 staining.

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    Schwartz, Robert A; Kist, Joseph M; Thomas, Isabelle; Fernández, Geover; Cruz, Manuel A; Koziorynska, Ewa I; Lambert, W Clark

    2004-06-01

    Cutaneous metastatic disease is an important finding that may represent the first sign of systemic cancer, or, if already known, that may change tumor staging and thus dramatically altered therapeutic plans. Although cutaneous metastases are relatively frequent in patients with cutaneous melanoma, they are less so from ocular melanoma. To demonstrate the value of HMB-45, staining in the detection of ocular melanoma metastatic to skin. The immunohistochemical stain HMB-45 a monoclonal antibody directed against intact human melanoma cells, was employed on a skin biopsy specimen from a cutaneous tumor. HMB-45 staining was positive in the atypical hyperchromatic cells of the deep dermis. HMB-45 may be of value in the detection of ocular melanoma metastatic to skin. Cutaneous metastatic disease is a somewhat common and extremely important diagnosis. Although cutaneous metastases from cutaneous melanoma are relatively frequent, those from ocular melanomas are less so. Use of histochemical staining, especially the HMB-45 stain, allows confirmation of the diagnosis.

  2. Skin Cancer (Including Melanoma)—Patient Version

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    Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. The main types of skin cancer are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Most deaths from skin cancer are caused by melanoma. Start here to find information on skin cancer treatment, causes and prevention, screening, research, and statistics.

  3. Ocular melanoma: Detection using iodine-123-iodoamphetamine and SPECT imaging

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    Dewey, S.H.; Leonard, J.C.

    1990-01-01

    Uptake of iodine-123-iodoamphetamine has been demonstrated in malignant melanoma using planar imaging techniques and has been used to detect an ocular melanoma at 12 hr postinjection. Using SPECT technique, an ocular melanoma is identified in a 64-yr-old male at 1 hr postinjection

  4. Uptake in melanoma cells of N-(2-diethylaminoethyl)-2-iodobenzamide (BZA2), an imaging agent for melanoma staging: relation to pigmentation

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    Mansard, Sandrine; Papon, Janine; Moreau, Marie-France; Miot-Noirault, Elisabeth; Labarre, Pierre; Bayle, Martine; Veyre, Annie; Madelmont, Jean-Claude; Moins, Nicole

    2005-01-01

    N-(2-diethylaminoethyl)-2-iodobenzamide (BZA 2 ) has been singled out as the most efficacious melanoma scintigraphy imaging agent. Our work was designed to assess the mechanisms of the specific affinity of the radioiodinated iodobenzamide for melanoma tissue. We studied the cellular uptake and retention of [ 125 I]-BZA 2 on various cell lines. In vitro, cellular [ 125 I]-BZA 2 uptake was related to the pigmentation status of the cells: higher in pigmented melanoma cell lines (M4 Beu, IPC 227, B 16) than in a nonpigmented one (M3 Dau) and nonmelanoma cell lines (MCF 7 and L 929). Two mechanisms were assessed: binding of the tracer to melanin or to sigma receptors of melanoma cells. First, the uptake of [ 125 I]-BZA 2 after melanogenesis stimulation by α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone and L-tyrosine increased in the B 16 melanoma cell line both in vitro and in vivo according to melanin concentration. Moreover, the binding of [ 125 I]-BZA 2 to synthetic melanin was dependent on melanin concentration and could be saturated. Second, no competition was evidenced on M4 Beu cells between [ 125 I]-BZA 2 and haloperidol, a sigma ligand, at concentrations ≤10 -6 M. We show that the specificity and sensibility of BZA 2 as a melanoma scintigraphic imaging agent are mostly due to interactions with melanic pigments

  5. WITHDRAWN: Systemic treatments for metastatic cutaneous melanoma.

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    Crosby, Tom; Fish, Reg; Coles, Bernadette; Mason, Malcolm

    2018-02-07

    Systemic therapies for metastatic cutaneous melanoma, the most aggressive of all skin cancers, remain disappointing. Few lasting remissions are achieved and the therapeutic aim remains one of palliation.Many agents are used alone or in combination with varying degrees of toxicity and cost. It is unclear whether evidence exists to support these complex regimens over best supportive care / placebo. To review the benefits from the use of systemic therapies in metastatic cutaneous melanoma compared to best supportive care/placebo, and to establish whether a 'standard' therapy exists which is superior to other treatments. Randomised controlled trials were identified from the MEDLINE, EMBASE and CCTR/CENTRAL databases. References, conference proceedings, and Science Citation Index/Scisearch were also used to locate trials. Cancer registries and trialists were also contacted. Randomised controlled trials of adults with histologically proven metastatic cutaneous melanoma in which systemic anti-cancer therapy was compared with placebo or supportive care. Study selection was performed by two independent reviewers. Data extraction forms were used for studies which appeared to meet the selection criteria and, where appropriate, full text articles were retrieved and reviewed independently. No randomised controlled trials were found comparing a systemic therapy with placebo or best supportive care in metastatic cutaneous melanoma. There is no evidence from randomised controlled clinical trials to show superiority of systemic therapy over best supportive care / placebo in the treatment of malignant cutaneous melanoma.Given that patients with metastatic melanoma frequently receive systemic therapy, it is our pragmatic view that a future systematic review could compare any systemic treatment, or combination of treatments, to single agent dacarbazine.

  6. Melanoma and tattoos: a case report and review of the literature.

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    Ricci, Francesco; Paradisi, Andrea; Maier, Stephanie Alissa; Kovacs, Maximilian; Podda, Maurizio; Peris, Ketty; Abeni, Damiano

    2018-02-01

    Malignant melanoma cases arising in tattoos have been increasingly described, however, there is no clear relationship between this practice and the development of cutaneous malignancies. We report a new case of melanoma in a dark-blue tattoo and we review all cases of melanoma reported in the medical literature from 1938 to date. Pubmed and Google Scholar were searched using the terms "melanoma tattoo", "tattoo skin tumour" and "ink melanoma". In most cases, the melanoma occurred on dark blue (10/30), black (8/30), or blue ink (3/30). The Breslow thickness at diagnosis was ≤1 mm in 13/30, 1-2 mm in 3/30, 2-4 mm in 2/30, >4 mm in 5/30, and Clark II in 2/30 (not available in 5/30). Both the incidence of melanoma and the number of tattoos have been increasing in recent years, but a possible carcinogenic effect of tattoos remains unproven. The spread of this decorative custom will make observation of melanoma in tattoos more frequent in dermatological practice, therefore these cases should be reported in national skin cancer registries.

  7. Biatrial Cardiac Metastases in a Patient with Uterine Cervix Malignant Melanoma

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    Caglayan Geredeli

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Primary malignant melanomas of uterine cervix are quite rarely seen neoplasms, and long-life prognosis of patients with this disease is poor. Immunohistochemical methods and exclusion of other primary melanoma sites are used to confirm the diagnosis. As with other melanomas, cervix malignant melanomas may also cause cardiac metastases. Cardiac metastases are among rarely seen but more commonly encountered cases, compared to primary cardiac tumors. Here, we present a case of biatrial cardiac metastases in a 73-year-old patient with uterine cervix malignant melanomas. The patient underwent echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography. Our report shows the importance of advanced diagnostic techniques, such as cardiac magnetic resonance, not only for the detection of cardiac masses, but for a better anatomic definition and tissue characterization. Although the cases of malignant melanomas leading to multiple cardiac metastasis were reported in literature, the metastatic concurrence of malignant melanomas in both right and left atriums is quite rarely encountered as metastatic malignant melanomas. Also, another intriguing point in our case is that the primary lesion of our case was stemmed from uterine cervix, but not skin.

  8. Circulating tumor cells in melanoma patients.

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    Gary A Clawson

    Full Text Available Circulating tumor cells (CTCs are of recognized importance for diagnosis and prognosis of cancer patients. With melanoma, most studies do not show any clear relationship between CTC levels and stage of disease. Here, CTCs were enriched (∼400X from blood of melanoma patients using a simple centrifugation device (OncoQuick, and 4 melanocyte target RNAs (TYR, MLANA, MITF, and MIF were quantified using QPCR. Approximately one-third of melanoma patients had elevated MIF and MLANA transcripts (p<0.0001 and p<0.001, respectively compared with healthy controls. In contrast, healthy controls had uniformly higher levels of TYR and MITF than melanoma patients (p<0.0001. There was a marked shift of leukocytes into the CTC-enriched fractions (a 430% increase in RNA recovery, p<0.001, and no relationship between CTC levels and stage of disease was found. CTCs were captured on microfabricated filters and cultured. Captured melanoma CTCs were large cells, and consisted of 2 subpopulations, based on immunoreactivity. One subpopulation (∼50% stained for both pan-cytokeratin (KRT markers and the common leukocyte marker CD-45, whereas the second subpopulation stained for only KRT. Since similar cells are described in many cancers, we also examined blood from colorectal and pancreatic cancer patients. We observed analogous results, with most captured CTCs staining for both CD-45/KRT markers (and for the monocyte differentiation marker CD-14. Our results suggest that immature melanocyte-related cells (expressing TYR and MITF RNA may circulate in healthy controls, although they are not readily detectable without considerable enrichment. Further, as early-stage melanomas develop, immature melanocyte migration into the blood is somehow curtailed, whereas a significant proportion of patients develop elevated CTC levels (based on MIF and MLANA RNAs. The nature of the captured CTCs is consistent with literature describing leukocyte/macrophage-tumor cell fusion hybrids

  9. Melanoma in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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    Famenini, Shannon; Martires, Kathryn J; Zhou, Hui; Xavier, Marin F; Wu, Jashin J

    2015-01-01

    The relationship between melanoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) has been minimally investigated. The objective of this study was to examine the incidence of melanoma in patients with a history of CLL or NHL, and their associated mortality. Cohorts of Kaiser Permanente Southern California members with a history of CLL and NHL were identified. Age-adjusted incidence density rates of melanoma among patients with CLL or NHL were compared with rates of melanoma among the general population of Kaiser Permanente Southern California patients. The mortality of patients with melanoma was examined using Cox proportional hazards modeling. The age-adjusted incidence rate per 100,000 person-years for melanoma among patients with either CLL or NHL was 107 (95% confidence interval 84.4-129.6) versus 25.9 among the general population (95% confidence interval 84.4-129.6, P < .001). Patients with melanoma and a history of CLL or NHL had 2.46 greater odds of death compared with those without CLL or NHL (95% confidence interval 1.77-3.41). This study was retrospective in nature; the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes used may contain diagnostic errors; and only overall survival was used in our analysis. Patients with a history of CLL or NHL have a higher incidence of melanoma. Patients with CLL or NHL who are subsequently given the diagnosis of melanoma have a higher mortality than patients with melanoma without a preceding diagnosis of CLL. Copyright © 2014 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Promoting early detection of melanoma during the mammography experience

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    A.K. Rzepecki, BS

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    Full Text Available Background: Invasive melanoma, a lethal form of skin cancer, is the seventh most common cancer in women. Factors such as a history of indoor tanning or sunburn and a personal or family history of skin cancer increase a woman’s risk of developing a melanoma. Objective: Because the majority of melanomas occur in patients age 40 years or older, which is the age that is recommended for women to begin screening mammograms, the mammogram experience could be used to promote early detection of melanoma by introducing skin self-examinations (SSE to a population of women who are already invested in preventive health. Methods: This was a pilot and feasibility study that was designed to promote the early detection of melanoma among women who undergo a mammogram at the Lynn Sage Breast Center at the Northwestern Medicine/Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. The study was conducted in three phases: development of the materials, delivery of the program, and assessment of the program effectiveness. Results: Eighty six percent of women with scheduled mammogram appointments participated in the study (n = 560. Among these women, 68% noticed the SSE information in the changing rooms, 78% thought the information applied to them, and 68% identified with at least one of the risk factors for melanoma. Twenty percent of the patients checked their skin in the changing room, 13% noticed a concerning mole, and 60% of those women who noted a concerning lesion stated their intent to see a dermatologist for further evaluation. Conclusion: A large proportion of the women in our study had risk factors for developing a melanoma and noticed the SSE information in the screening center. Placing an intervention to encourage methods for the early detection of melanoma in an outpatient mammography environment is an effective strategy to increase awareness in a large proportion of at-risk women. Keywords: melanoma, skin self-examination, skin cancer screening

  11. Bioelectric Applications for Treatment of Melanoma

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    Richard Heller

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Two new cancer therapies apply bioelectric principles. These methods target tumor structures locally and function by applying millisecond electric fields to deliver plasmid DNA encoding cytokines using electrogene transfer (EGT or by applying rapid rise-time nanosecond pulsed electric fields (nsPEFs. EGT has been used to locally deliver cytokines such as IL-12 to activate an immune response, resulting in bystander effects. NsPEFs locally induce apoptosis-like effects and affect vascular networks, both promoting tumor demise and restoration of normal vascular homeostasis. EGT with IL-12 is in melanoma clinical trials and nsPEFs are used in models with B16F10 melanoma in vitro and in mice. Applications of bioelectrics, using conventional electroporation and extensions of it, provide effective alternative therapies for melanoma.

  12. Control of differentiation of melanoma cells

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    Eguchi, Goro

    1980-01-01

    To develop the method to induce the appearance of differentiation in amelanotic melanoma, experimental control of differentiation in B-16 melanoma cells of mice was discussed. Human melanoma cells and yellow melanin pigment cells useful for a fundamental study of radiotherapy for cancer were cultured and were differentiated into some lines. Melanotic B-16 cells and amelanotic B-16 cells were irradiated with thermal neutron (neutron: 2.7 x 10 12 , γ-dose: 32.3 rad) after they were cultured in culture solution containing 10 γ/ml of 10 B-dopa for 13 hours. A fine structure 5 hours after the irradiation in one of 5 experimental cases showed aggregated disintegration of melanin pigment particles, markedly deformed and fragmentized nucleus, and structural changes in cell membrane. (Tsunoda, M.)

  13. Malignant melanoma in children: imaging spectrum

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    Kaste, S.C.; Pappo, Alberto S.; Jenkins, J.J. III; Pratt, C.B.

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    Objective. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of diagnostic imaging in detecting unsuspected metastatic disease in children with malignant melanoma. This has not been well studied previously. Materials and methods. We correlated imaging findings of 33 children diagnosed with melanoma with the level of invasion and clinical stage of disease. Results. Clinically undetectable metastases were identified in eight patients (25 %), four of whom had multiple metastases. All eight patients had deep lesions (Clark's level IV or V) or unknown primary sites of disease. Conclusion. Children with thick melanomas and those with unknown site of primary tumors are at increased risk of having clinically unsuspected metastases and should undergo CT of the chest, abdomen, and local-regional nodal basins at diagnosis to determine disease extent. (orig.). With 8 figs

  14. Classical and molecular genetics of malignant melanoma and dysplastic naevi

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    Traupe, H.; Macher, E.

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    The authors conclude that the prevailing concept of monogenic autosomaldominant inheritance of dysplastic naevi and familial melanoma is not compatible with the principles of formal (Mendelian) genetics. The concept of polygenic inheritance offers instead a sound basis to explain familial aggregation of dysplastic naevi and melanoma. The various genes involved have not yet been identified at the molecular level. The recent advances made possible by modern DNA technology have given us a new view of carcinogenesis. In human malignant melanoma, chromosomes 1, 6, 7 are of particular interest and oncogenes located on these chromosomes may be involved with the initiation, promotion and progression of melanoma. Carcinogenesis is viewed as a multistep process and even tumour initiation requires the input of at least two independent oncogenes. Molecular genetics thus adds an important argument for the existence of a polygenic predisposition to melanoma. The concept of polygenic inheritance is not restricted to familial melanoma, but implies that all melanomas basically share the same predisposition and are due to similar genetic mechanisms. In some patients an inherited genetic predisposition is of great importance, whereas in others (the majority) environmental factors (e.g. UV-light-induced mutations) will be the cause of initial steps in the malignant transformation. The concept of polygenic inheritance has consequences for the management of our patients. In contrast to simple Mendelian inheritance, the risk for dysplastic naevi and melanoma is not constantly 50%, but increases with the number of family members already affected. Persons belonging to families with more that 2 affected close relatives should be considered at high risk regardless of the dysplastic naevus status. Strict surveillance of this patient group is warranted for melanoma prevention

  15. Melanoma Therapy with Rhenium-Cyclized Alpha Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone Peptide Analogs

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    Thomas P Quinn

    2005-11-22

    Malignant melanoma is the 6th most commonly diagnosed cancer with increasing incidence in the United States. It is estimated that 54,200 cases of malignant melanoma will be newly diagnosed and 7,600 cases of death will occur in the United States in the year 2003 (1). At the present time, more than 1.3% of Americans will develop malignant melanoma during their lifetime (2). The average survival for patients with metastatic melanoma is about 6-9 months (3). Moreover, metastatic melanoma deposits are resistant to conventional chemotherapy and external beam radiation therapy (3). Systematic chemotherapy is the primary therapeutic approach to treat patients with metastatic melanoma. Dacarbazine is the only single chemotherapy agent approved by FDA for metastatic melanoma treatment (5). However, the response rate to Dacarbazine is only approximately 20% (6). Therefore, there is a great need to develop novel treatment approaches for metastatic melanoma. The global goal of this research program is the rational design, characterization and validation of melanoma imaging and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals. Significant progress has been made in the design and characterization of metal-cyclized radiolabeled alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone peptides. Therapy studies with {sup 188}Re-CCMSH demonstrated the therapeutic efficacy of the receptor-targeted treatment in murine and human melanoma bearing mice (previous progress report). Dosimetry calculations, based on biodistribution data, indicated that a significant dose was delivered to the tumor. However, {sup 188}Re is a very energetic beta-particle emitter. The longer-range beta-particles theoretically would be better for larger tumors. In the treatment of melanoma, the larger primary tumor is usually surgically removed leaving metastatic disease as the focus of targeted radiotherapy. Isotopes with lower beta-energies and/or shorter particle lengths should be better suited for targeting metastases. The {sup 177}Lu

  16. Management of uveal tract melanoma: A comprehensive review

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    Akhil Kapoor

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Uveal tract melanoma is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults, accounting for about 5–10% of all the melanomas. Since there are no lymphatic vessels in the eye, uveal melanoma can only spread hematogenously leading to liver metastasis. A wide variety of treatment modalities are available for its management, leading to dilemma in selecting the appropriate therapy. This article reviews the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities available and thus, can help to individualize the treatment plan for each patient.

  17. Efecto del ácido ascórbico sobre crecimiento, pigmentos fotosintéticos y actividad peroxidasa de plantas de rosal

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    Silvia Lizbeth Herrera Martínez

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available El ácido ascórbico (AA participa en muchos procesos fisiológicos tales como: fotosíntesis, cofactor enzimático, homeostasis del sistema redox, precursor en las rutas de síntesis de moléculas del metabolismo primario y secundario, entre otras funciones. En el presente trabajo, se evaluó el efecto del AA en plantas de rosal variedad Fetera® en condiciones de invernadero. El objetivo fue evaluar el efecto de la molécula antioxidante AA como un compuesto alternativo involucrado en las respuestas de crecimiento, contenido de pigmentos fotosintéticos y actividad enzimática de la peroxidasa (POX, en el cultivo de rosal variedad Fetera®. Las plantas se asperjaron dos veces por semana con 0, 600 y 1200 mg L-1 de AA durante cinco meses. El tratamiento de AA incrementó la longitud y el diámetro del tallo, así como el número de brotes laterales en las plantas de rosal. Las plantas asperjadas con AA mostraron incremento de los pigmentos fotosintéticos y la actividad enzimática de la POX. Los avances de este trabajo indican que el AA puede ser un compuesto potencialmente útil para incrementar el crecimiento del cultivo de rosal.

  18. Estrogen Receptor β in Melanoma: From Molecular Insights to Potential Clinical Utility

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    Monica Marzagalli

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Cutaneous melanoma is an aggressive tumor with its incidence increasing faster than any other cancer in the past decades. Melanoma is a heterogeneous tumor, with most patients harboring mutations in the BRAF or NRAS oncogenes, leading to the overactivation of the MAPK/ERK and PI3K/Akt pathways. The current therapeutic approaches are based on therapies targeting mutated BRAF and the downstream pathway, and on monoclonal antibodies against the immune checkpoint blockade. However, treatment resistance and side effects are common events of these therapeutic strategies.Increasing evidence supports that melanoma is a hormone-related cancer. Melanoma incidence is higher in males than in females and females have a significant survival advantage over men. Estrogens exert their effects through estrogen receptors (ER and ERβ that exert opposite effects on cancer growth: ER is associated with a proliferative action and ERβ with an anticancer effect. ERβ is the predominant estrogen receptor in melanoma and its expression decreases in melanoma progression, supporting its role as a tumor suppressor. Thus, ERβ is now considered as an effective molecular target for melanoma treatment. 17β-estradiol was reported to inhibit melanoma cells proliferation. However, clinical trials did not provide the expected survival benefits. In vitro studies demonstrate that ERβ ligands inhibit the proliferation of melanoma cells harboring the NRAS (but not the BRAF mutation, suggesting that ERβ activation might impair melanoma development through the inhibition of the PI3K/Akt pathway. These data suggest that ERβ agonists might be considered as an effective treatment strategy, in combination with MAPK inhibitors, for NRAS mutant melanomas. In an era of personalized medicine, pretreatment evaluation of the expression of ER isoforms together with the concurrent oncogenic mutations should be considered before selecting the most appropriate therapeutic intervention

  19. Estrogen Receptor β in Melanoma: From Molecular Insights to Potential Clinical Utility

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    Marzagalli, Monica; Montagnani Marelli, Marina; Casati, Lavinia; Fontana, Fabrizio; Moretti, Roberta Manuela; Limonta, Patrizia

    2016-01-01

    Cutaneous melanoma is an aggressive tumor; its incidence has been reported to increase fast in the past decades. Melanoma is a heterogeneous tumor, with most patients harboring mutations in the BRAF or NRAS oncogenes, leading to the overactivation of the MAPK/ERK and PI3K/Akt pathways. The current therapeutic approaches are based on therapies targeting mutated BRAF and the downstream pathway, and on monoclonal antibodies against the immune checkpoint blockade. However, treatment resistance and side effects are common events of these therapeutic strategies. Increasing evidence supports that melanoma is a hormone-related cancer. Melanoma incidence is higher in males than in females, and females have a significant survival advantage over men. Estrogens exert their effects through estrogen receptors (ERα and ERβ) that affect cancer growth in an opposite way: ERα is associated with a proliferative action and ERβ with an anticancer effect. ERβ is the predominant ER in melanoma, and its expression decreases in melanoma progression, supporting its role as a tumor suppressor. Thus, ERβ is now considered as an effective molecular target for melanoma treatment. 17β-estradiol was reported to inhibit melanoma cells proliferation; however, clinical trials did not provide the expected survival benefits. In vitro studies demonstrate that ERβ ligands inhibit the proliferation of melanoma cells harboring the NRAS (but not the BRAF) mutation, suggesting that ERβ activation might impair melanoma development through the inhibition of the PI3K/Akt pathway. These data suggest that ERβ agonists might be considered as an effective treatment strategy, in combination with MAPK inhibitors, for NRAS mutant melanomas. In an era of personalized medicine, pretreatment evaluation of the expression of ER isoforms together with the concurrent oncogenic mutations should be considered before selecting the most appropriate therapeutic intervention. Natural compounds that specifically bind to

  20. Selenium for the Prevention of Cutaneous Melanoma

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    Douglas Grossman

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The role of selenium (Se supplementation in cancer prevention is controversial; effects often depend on the nutritional status of the subject and on the chemical form in which Se is provided. We used a combination of in vitro and in vivo models to study two unique therapeutic windows for intervention in the process of cutaneous melanomagenisis, and to examine the utility of two different chemical forms of Se for prevention and treatment of melanoma. We studied the effects of Se in vitro on UV-induced oxidative stress in melanocytes, and on apoptosis and cell cycle progression in melanoma cells. In vivo, we used the HGF transgenic mouse model of UV-induced melanoma to demonstrate that topical treatment with l-selenomethionine results in a significant delay in the time required for UV-induced melanoma development, but also increases the rate of growth of those tumors once they appear. In a second mouse model, we found that oral administration of high dose methylseleninic acid significantly decreases the size of human melanoma xenografts. Our findings suggest that modestly elevation of selenium levels in the skin might risk acceleration of growth of incipient tumors. Additionally, certain Se compounds administered at very high doses could have utility for the treatment of fully-malignant tumors or prevention of recurrence.

  1. Investigación-Docencia desde la perspectiva del investigador humanista

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    Leticia Prieto de Alizo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo central identificar patrones en los significados que asigna a su labor científica el investigador humanista para develar la relación que éste establece entre la función de investigar y la función de docencia del académico. Bajo un enfoque fenomenológico, la metódica que permite introducirse en el mundo del investigador se apoya en un encadenamiento de métodos cualitativos: hermenéutica y etnografía, haciendo uso de métodos diversos tales como grabaciones audiovisuales de campo, entrevistas en profundidad, observación no participante, entre otros; la información recopilada fue analizada procurando identificar las categorías emergentes de los datos primarios para formular la teoría en uso de los investigadores. Entre los resultados se encontró que una de las categorías más importantes está referida a la doble función de docente e investigador, indisoluble y prioritaria en los objetivos institucionales que se cumplen durante el desempeño académico. La visión entrelazada con la que estos investigadores observan estos dos ámbitos vitales dentro de la universidad, puede ser analizado desde cuatro perspectivas: la vinculación que debe propiciar la institución entre la investigación y la docencia, la actitud del docente-investigador, la transferencia del conocimiento durante el proceso de enseñanza y la formación de nuevos investigadores.

  2. Ligand-directed targeting of lymphatic vessels uncovers mechanistic insights in melanoma metastasis.

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    Christianson, Dawn R; Dobroff, Andrey S; Proneth, Bettina; Zurita, Amado J; Salameh, Ahmad; Dondossola, Eleonora; Makino, Jun; Bologa, Cristian G; Smith, Tracey L; Yao, Virginia J; Calderone, Tiffany L; O'Connell, David J; Oprea, Tudor I; Kataoka, Kazunori; Cahill, Dolores J; Gershenwald, Jeffrey E; Sidman, Richard L; Arap, Wadih; Pasqualini, Renata

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    Metastasis is the most lethal step of cancer progression in patients with invasive melanoma. In most human cancers, including melanoma, tumor dissemination through the lymphatic vasculature provides a major route for tumor metastasis. Unfortunately, molecular mechanisms that facilitate interactions between melanoma cells and lymphatic vessels are unknown. Here, we developed an unbiased approach based on molecular mimicry to identify specific receptors that mediate lymphatic endothelial-melanoma cell interactions and metastasis. By screening combinatorial peptide libraries directly on afferent lymphatic vessels resected from melanoma patients during sentinel lymphatic mapping and lymph node biopsies, we identified a significant cohort of melanoma and lymphatic surface binding peptide sequences. The screening approach was designed so that lymphatic endothelium binding peptides mimic cell surface proteins on tumor cells. Therefore, relevant metastasis and lymphatic markers were biochemically identified, and a comprehensive molecular profile of the lymphatic endothelium during melanoma metastasis was generated. Our results identified expression of the phosphatase 2 regulatory subunit A, α-isoform (PPP2R1A) on the cell surfaces of both melanoma cells and lymphatic endothelial cells. Validation experiments showed that PPP2R1A is expressed on the cell surfaces of both melanoma and lymphatic endothelial cells in vitro as well as independent melanoma patient samples. More importantly, PPP2R1A-PPP2R1A homodimers occur at the cellular level to mediate cell-cell interactions at the lymphatic-tumor interface. Our results revealed that PPP2R1A is a new biomarker for melanoma metastasis and show, for the first time to our knowledge, an active interaction between the lymphatic vasculature and melanoma cells during tumor progression.

  3. Genetic Background of Iris Melanomas and Iris Melanocytic Tumors of Uncertain Malignant Potential.

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    van Poppelen, Natasha M; Vaarwater, Jolanda; Mudhar, Hardeep S; Sisley, Karen; Rennie, Ian G; Rundle, Paul; Brands, Tom; van den Bosch, Quincy C C; Mensink, Hanneke W; de Klein, Annelies; Kiliç, Emine; Verdijk, Robert M

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    Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults. Iris melanoma comprises 4% to 10% of all UMs and has a lower mortality rate. The genetic changes in iris melanoma are not as well characterized as ciliary body or choroidal melanoma. The aim of this study was to gain more insight into the genetic background of iris melanoma and iris nevi. Multicenter, retrospective case series. Patients diagnosed with iris melanoma or iris nevi who underwent surgical intervention as primary or secondary treatment. Next-generation sequencing of GNAQ, GNA11, EIF1AX, SF3B1, BAP1, NRAS, BRAF, PTEN, c-Kit, TP53, and TERT was performed on 30 iris melanomas and 7 iris nevi. Copy number status was detected using single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) included in the next-generation sequencing (NGS) panel, SNP array, or fluorescent in situ hybridization. BAP1 immunohistochemistry was performed on all samples. Mutation and copy number status were analyzed. Results of BAP1 immunohistochemistry were used for survival analysis. In 26 of the 30 iris melanoma and all iris nevi, at least 1 mutation was identified. Multiple mutations were detected in 23 iris melanoma and 5 nevi, as well as mutations in GNAQ and GNA11. Furthermore, 13 of 30 BAP1, 5 of 30 EIF1AX, and 2 of 30 SF3B1 mutations were identified in iris melanoma. No correlation between BAP1 status and disease-free survival was found. The iris nevi showed 1 EIF1AX and 3 BAP1 mutations. Two of the nevi, with a BAP1 mutation, were histologically borderline malignant. Mutations in NRAS, BRAF, PTEN, c-KIT, and TP53 were detected in 6 iris melanomas and 4 iris nevi. Mutations that are often found in uveal and cutaneous melanoma were identified in this cohort of iris melanomas and iris nevi. Therefore, iris melanomas harbor a molecular profile comparable to both choroidal melanoma and cutaneous melanoma. These findings may offer adjuvant targeted therapies for iris melanoma. There was no prognostic significance of

  4. Microculture-based chemosensitivity testing: a feasibility study comparing freshly explanted human melanoma cells with human melanoma cell lines.

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    Marshall, E S; Finlay, G J; Matthews, J H; Shaw, J H; Nixon, J; Baguley, B C

    1992-03-04

    The culture of cancer cells has many applications in chemosensitivity testing and new drug development. Our goal was to adapt simple semiautomated microculture methods for testing the chemosensitivity of melanoma cells freshly recovered from patients' tumors. Cells were cultured on a substrate of agarose and exposed continuously to cytotoxic drugs, the effects of which were measured by determining the uptake of [3H]thymidine 4-7 days later. Immunocytochemical staining of cells cultured with 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine demonstrated that tumor cells were responsible for the measured thymidine incorporation. The effects of cytotoxic drugs were calculated as logarithmic 50% inhibitory concentrations and expressed as divergences from the mean in a log-mean graph. The inhibitory effects of amsacrine, etoposide, doxorubicin, cisplatin, mitomycin C, and fluorouracil were tested. Tumors differed widely in their sensitivity to these drugs, although sensitivity to the three topoisomerase-II-directed agents was highly correlated. Cells from two non-neoplastic hematopoietic progenitor cell lines (FT and 32D) showed chemosensitivity patterns distinct from those in the melanoma cells, indicating tissue selectivity. Two established melanoma cell lines, MM-96 and FME, were tested under the same conditions and showed sensitivity typical of at least some fresh specimens. These results support the validity of melanoma cell lines as models of freshly resected melanoma cells. If successfully applied to other tumor types, such semiautomated approaches could find wide application in routine hospital laboratories for the chemosensitivity testing of patients' tumor cells.

  5. Melanoma Suppressor Functions of the Carcinoma Oncogene FOXQ1

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    Archis Bagati

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Lineage-specific regulation of tumor progression by the same transcription factor is understudied. We find that levels of the FOXQ1 transcription factor, an oncogene in carcinomas, are decreased during melanoma progression. Moreover, in contrast to carcinomas, FOXQ1 suppresses epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, invasion, and metastasis in melanoma cells. We find that these lineage-specific functions of FOXQ1 largely depend on its ability to activate (in carcinomas or repress (in melanoma transcription of the N-cadherin gene (CDH2. We demonstrate that FOXQ1 interacts with nuclear β-catenin and TLE proteins, and the β-catenin/TLE ratio, which is higher in carcinoma than melanoma cells, determines the effect of FOXQ1 on CDH2 transcription. Accordingly, other FOXQ1-dependent phenotypes can be manipulated by altering nuclear β-catenin or TLE proteins levels. Our data identify FOXQ1 as a melanoma suppressor and establish a mechanism underlying its inverse lineage-specific transcriptional regulation of transformed phenotypes.

  6. Evaluación del modelo 1 a 1 en Iberoamérica: efectos del uso de computadoras portátiles en el aula

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    Raúl Choque-Larrauri

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available En Iberoamérica alrededor de dos millones de estudiantes usan laptops en el modelo 1 a 1 (una computadora por cada estudiante en la educación básica. Se proyecta que en 2015 treinta millones de estudiantes en esa región estarán usando computadoras. Actualmente, un tercio de la población en Iberoamérica es internauta y hay un crecimiento sostenido de la población que tiene acceso al Internet. Se han realizado una serie de evaluaciones sobre los efectos del modelo 1 a 1 en la educación. Los efectos primarios están referidos al incremento del desempeño académico de los estudiantes, principalmente en matemática, lenguaje y ciencias. Los resultados de las evaluaciones al respecto no son claros y contundentes, por lo cual el debate está abierto. Por su parte, los efectos secundarios aluden a aspectos sociales, psicológicos y tecnológicos; en este rubro, los resultados de las evaluaciones son claros y concluyentes. Hay un efecto en la mejora del capital social, la comunicación, el trabajo en equipo, la autoestima, la creatividad, el pensamiento y razonamiento abstracto, la resolución de problemas, la motivación para ir a la escuela, el desarrollo de habilidades TIC, la reducción de la brecha digital y la mayor interacción de los padres e hijos.

  7. CHOROIDAL MELANOMA IN A PATIENT WITH WAARDENBURG SYNDROME.

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    Itty, Sujit; Richter, Elizabeth R; McCannel, Tara A

    2015-01-01

    To report a case of choroidal malignant melanoma in a patient with Waardenburg syndrome and bilateral choroidal pigmentary abnormalities. Clinical examination and multimodal imaging of the case. A 45-year-old woman presented with asymptomatic flat choroidal pigmentation abnormalities in both eyes. A choroidal lesion was identified in the inferotemporal periphery of the left eye arising from an area of hyperpigmentation; ultrasonography findings were consistent with a choroidal melanoma. The patient endorsed a personal and family history of premature graying of hair and was identified to have dystopia canthorum consistent with the diagnosis of Waardenburg syndrome. The authors present the first reported case of concurrent Waardenburg syndrome and choroidal malignant melanoma. This cooccurrence may suggest that the relative hyperpigmented regions in affected fundi may be abnormal and should be monitored closely for the development of choroidal melanoma.

  8. Future perspectives in melanoma research

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    Paolo A. Ascierto

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The sixth “Melanoma Bridge Meeting” took place in Naples, Italy, December 1st–4th, 2015. The four sessions at this meeting were focused on: (1 molecular and immune advances; (2 combination therapies; (3 news in immunotherapy; and 4 tumor microenvironment and biomarkers. Recent advances in tumor biology and immunology has led to the development of new targeted and immunotherapeutic agents that prolong progression-free survival (PFS and overall survival (OS of cancer patients. Immunotherapies in particular have emerged as highly successful approaches to treat patients with cancer including melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC, renal cell carcinoma (RCC, bladder cancer, and Hodgkin’s disease. Specifically, many clinical successes have been using checkpoint receptor blockade, including T cell inhibitory receptors such as cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4 and the programmed cell death-1 (PD-1 and its ligand PD-L1. Despite demonstrated successes, responses to immunotherapy interventions occur only in a minority of patients. Attempts are being made to improve responses to immunotherapy by developing biomarkers. Optimizing biomarkers for immunotherapy could help properly select patients for treatment and help to monitor response, progression and resistance that are critical challenges for the immuno-oncology (IO field. Importantly, biomarkers could help to design rational combination therapies. In addition, biomarkers may help to define mechanism of action of different agents, dose selection and to sequence drug combinations. However, biomarkers and assays development to guide cancer immunotherapy is highly challenging for several reasons: (i multiplicity of immunotherapy agents with different mechanisms of action including immunotherapies that target activating and inhibitory T cell receptors (e.g., CTLA-4, PD-1, etc.; adoptive T cell therapies that include tissue infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs, chimeric

  9. Exome sequencing identifies recurrent somatic RAC1 mutations in melanoma

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    Krauthammer, Michael; Kong, Yong; Ha, Byung Hak; Evans, Perry; Bacchiocchi, Antonella; McCusker, James P.; Cheng, Elaine; Davis, Matthew J.; Goh, Gerald; Choi, Murim; Ariyan, Stephan; Narayan, Deepak; Dutton-Regester, Ken; Capatana, Ana; Holman, Edna C.; Bosenberg, Marcus; Sznol, Mario; Kluger, Harriet M.; Brash, Douglas E.; Stern, David F.; Materin, Miguel A.; Lo, Roger S.; Mane, Shrikant; Ma, Shuangge; Kidd, Kenneth K.; Hayward, Nicholas K.; Lifton, Richard P.; Schlessinger, Joseph; Boggon, Titus J.; Halaban, Ruth (Yale-MED); (UCLA); (Queens)

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    We characterized the mutational landscape of melanoma, the form of skin cancer with the highest mortality rate, by sequencing the exomes of 147 melanomas. Sun-exposed melanomas had markedly more ultraviolet (UV)-like C>T somatic mutations compared to sun-shielded acral, mucosal and uveal melanomas. Among the newly identified cancer genes was PPP6C, encoding a serine/threonine phosphatase, which harbored mutations that clustered in the active site in 12% of sun-exposed melanomas, exclusively in tumors with mutations in BRAF or NRAS. Notably, we identified a recurrent UV-signature, an activating mutation in RAC1 in 9.2% of sun-exposed melanomas. This activating mutation, the third most frequent in our cohort of sun-exposed melanoma after those of BRAF and NRAS, changes Pro29 to serine (RAC1{sup P29S}) in the highly conserved switch I domain. Crystal structures, and biochemical and functional studies of RAC1{sup P29S} showed that the alteration releases the conformational restraint conferred by the conserved proline, causes an increased binding of the protein to downstream effectors, and promotes melanocyte proliferation and migration. These findings raise the possibility that pharmacological inhibition of downstream effectors of RAC1 signaling could be of therapeutic benefit.

  10. The risk of melanoma associated with ambient summer ultraviolet radiation.

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    Pinault, Lauren; Bushnik, Tracey; Fioletov, Vitali; Peters, Cheryl E; King, Will D; Tjepkema, Michael

    2017-05-17

    Depletion of the ozone layer has meant that ambient ultraviolet radiation (UVR) has increased in recent decades. At the same time, the incidence of skin cancers, including melanoma, has risen. The relatively few large-scale studies that linked ambient UVR to melanoma found a trend toward rising incidence closer to the equator, where UVR estimates are highest. Similar research has not been conducted in Canada, where ambient UVR is generally lower than in countries further south. Modelled UVR data for the months of June through August during the 1980-to-1990 period were spatially linked in Geographic Information Systems to 2.4 million white members of the 1991 Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort and tracked for melanoma diagnosis over an 18-year period (1992 to 2009). Standard Cox proportional hazards models were used to estimate melanoma risk associated with increases of ambient summer UVR, assigned by residence at baseline. Models were adjusted for age, sex and socioeconomic (SES) characteristics. Separate analyses by body site of melanoma were conducted. Effect modification of the association between ambient UVR and melanoma by sex, age, outdoor occupation and selected SES characteristics was evaluated. Differences of one standard deviation (446 J/m², or 7% of the mean) in average ambient summer UVR were associated with an increased hazard ratio (HR) for melanoma of 1.22 (95% CI: 1.19 to 1.25) when adjusting for sex, age and SES characteristics. The HR for melanoma in relative UVR (per 1 standard deviation) was larger for men (HR = 1.26; 95% CI: 1.21 to 1.30) than for women (HR = 1.17; 95% CI: 1.13 to 1.22). Ambient summer UVR is associated with a greater risk of melanoma among the white population, even in a country where most people live within a narrow latitudinal belt. A stronger association between melanoma and ambient UVR was evident among men and among people of lower SES.

  11. CT of malignant choroidal melanoma - morphology and perfusion characteristics

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    Heller, M.; Hagemann, J.; Jend, H.H.; Guthoff, R.

    1982-01-01

    The computed tomographic morphology of malignant choroidal melanoma and its perfusion characteristics are described. Thirty-three static and serial CT examinations made on 29 patients with choroidal melanoma, three with pseudotumors of the macula and one with choroidal metastasis revealed the choroidal melanoma to be usually a hyperdense, markedly perfused tumor, while the non-contrast, diagnostically undifferentiable pseudotumors and the choroidal metastasis, revealed no significant change in density after the administration of contrast material. Density values or perfusion characteristics of choroidal melanoma that are outside of the normal range are a result of secondary changes within the immediate surroundings of the tumor, such as detachment of the retina, tumor-induced glaucoma, or tumor necrosis. (orig.)

  12. Sentinel Node Biopsy in Melanoma: A Short Update

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    Ferrara, Gerardo; Partenzi, Antonietta; Filosa, Alessandra

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    Several controversies are still ongoing about sentinel node biopsy in melanoma. It is basically a staging procedure for melanoma > 0.75 mm in thickness or for thinner melanoma in the presence of ulceration, high mitotic rate, and/or lymphovascular invasion. Complete lymph node dissection after a positive sentinel node can also allow a better locoregional disease control but seems not to prevent the development of distant metastases. The use of sentinel node biopsy in atypical Spitz tumors should be discouraged because of their peculiar biological properties. PMID:29719827

  13. Do We Know What Causes Melanoma Skin Cancer?

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    ... Skin Cancer Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention What Causes Melanoma Skin Cancer? Many risk factors for melanoma have been found, ... it’s not always clear exactly how they might cause cancer. For example, while most moles never turn into ...

  14. Molecular Prognostic Markers in Uveal Melanoma: Expression Profiling and Genomic Studies

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    W. Gils (Walter)

    2008-01-01

    textabstractUveal Melanomas (UMs) arise from melanocytes. This cell type originates from neural crest cells and thereby uveal melanomas share their origin with pheochromocytomas, neuroblastomas, paragangliomas and cutaneous melanomas, other tumors that develop from neural crest originating cells.

  15. Cost-effectiveness analysis in melanoma detection: A transition model applied to dermoscopy.

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    Tromme, Isabelle; Legrand, Catherine; Devleesschauwer, Brecht; Leiter, Ulrike; Suciu, Stefan; Eggermont, Alexander; Sacré, Laurine; Baurain, Jean-François; Thomas, Luc; Beutels, Philippe; Speybroeck, Niko

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    The main aim of this study is to demonstrate how our melanoma disease model (MDM) can be used for cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) in the melanoma detection field. In particular, we used the data of two cohorts of Belgian melanoma patients to investigate the cost-effectiveness of dermoscopy. A MDM, previously constructed to calculate the melanoma burden, was slightly modified to be suitable for CEAs. Two cohorts of patients entered into the model to calculate morbidity, mortality and costs. These cohorts were constituted by melanoma patients diagnosed by dermatologists adequately, or not adequately, trained in dermoscopy. Effectiveness and costs were calculated for each cohort and compared. Effectiveness was expressed in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), a composite measure depending on melanoma-related morbidity and mortality. Costs included costs of treatment and follow-up as well as costs of detection in non-melanoma patients and costs of excision and pathology of benign lesions excised to rule out melanoma. The result of our analysis concluded that melanoma diagnosis by dermatologists adequately trained in dermoscopy resulted in both a gain of QALYs (less morbidity and/or mortality) and a reduction in costs. This study demonstrates how our MDM can be used in CEAs in the melanoma detection field. The model and the methodology suggested in this paper were applied to two cohorts of Belgian melanoma patients. Their analysis concluded that adequate dermoscopy training is cost-effective. The results should be confirmed by a large-scale randomised study. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Genética molecular aplicada ao câncer cutâneo não melanoma Molecular genetics of non-melanoma skin cancer

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    Marcos Antonio Rodrigues Martinez

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    Full Text Available Os cânceres cutâneos não melanoma são as neoplasias malignas mais comuns em humanos. O carcinoma basocelular e o carcinoma espinocelular representam cerca de 95% dos cânceres cutâneos não melanoma, o que os torna um crescente problema para a saúde p��blica mundial devido a suas prevalências cada vez maiores. As alterações genéticas que ocorrem no desenvolvimento dessas malignidades cutâneas são apenas parcialmente compreendidas, havendo muito interesse no conhecimento e determinação das bases genéticas dos cânceres cutâneos não melanoma que expliquem seus fenótipos, comportamentos biológicos e potenciais metastáticos distintos. Apresenta-se uma revisão atualizada da genética molecular aplicada aos cânceres cutâneos não melanoma, em especial ao carcinoma basocelular e carcinoma espinocelular, enfatizando os mais freqüentes genes e os principais mecanismos de instabilidade genômica envolvidos no desenvolvimento dessas malignidades cutâneas.Non-melanoma skin cancers are the most common malignant neoplasms in humans. About 95% of all non-melanoma skin cancers are represented by basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Their prevalences are still increasing worldwide, representing an important public health problem. The genetic alterations underlying basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma development are only partly understood. Much interest lies in determining the genetic basis of non-melanoma skin cancers, to explain their distinctive phenotypes, biological behaviors and metastatic potential. We present here a molecular genetic update, focusing on the most frequent genes and genomic instability involved in the development and progression of non-melanoma skin cancers.

  17. Treatment of cutaneous melanoma: current approaches and future prospects

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    Algazi, Alain P; Soon, Christopher W; Daud, Adil I

    2010-01-01

    Melanoma is the most aggressive and deadly type of skin cancer. Surgical resection with or without lymph node sampling is the standard of care for primary cutaneous melanoma. Adjuvant therapy decisions may be informed by careful consideration of prognostic factors. High-dose adjuvant interferon alpha-2b increases disease-free survival and may modestly improve overall survival. Less toxic alternatives for adjuvant therapy are currently under study. External beam radiation therapy is an option for nodal beds where the risk of local recurrence is very high. In-transit melanoma metastases may be treated locally with surgery, immunotherapy, radiation, or heated limb perfusion. For metastatic melanoma, the options include chemotherapy or immunotherapy; targeted anti-BRAF and anti-KIT therapy is under active investigation. Standard chemotherapy yields objective tumor responses in approximately 10%–20% of patients, and sustained remissions are uncommon. Immunotherapy with high-dose interleukin-2 yields objective tumor responses in a minority of patients; however, some of these responses may be durable. Identification of activating mutations of BRAF, NRAS, c-KIT, and GNAQ in distinct clinical subtypes of melanoma suggest that these are molecularly distinct. Emerging data from clinical trials suggest that substantial improvements in the standard of care for melanoma may be possible

  18. [Cutaneous melanoma - "black death" of modern times? Traces in contemporary literature].

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    Bahmer, F A; Bahmer, J A

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    Cutaneous melanoma, sometimes labeled as "black skin cancer", is increasing in frequency and becoming a more common literary motive. In US literature, Sylvia Plath and Charles Bukowski depicted melanoma more than 50 years ago, later Stephen King and Thomas C. Boyle. In German literature, Charlotte Roche shortly mentioned this tumor. Jörg Pönnighaus, both poet and dermatologist, intensively deals in his poems with the effects melanoma has on patients and doctors alike. Melanoma definitely is not the "Black Death" of modern times. However, the perception of this tumor as extremely malignant and as life-threatening makes melanoma a metaphor of the deadly danger of cancer.

  19. Human malignant melanomas in nude mice

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    Atlas, S.W.; Braffman, B.H.; Lo Brutto, R.; Elder, D.E.; Herlyn, D.

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    The purpose of this study was to correlate signal intensities and relaxation times on MR images in malignant melanomas with histopathologic features and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra. Cell lines from human malignant melanomas in tissue culture were implanted subcutaneously into nude mice. MR imaging was performed in vivo at 1.9 T to assess 12 separate lesions in ten mice using spin-echo and inversion-recovery techniques. T1,T2, and N(H) were calculated in all cases. Histopathologic examination was performed on specimens resected immediately after imaging, using hematoxylin and eosin, Prussian blue, and Fontan stains to assess for tumor necrosis, iron, and melanin content. EPR spectra were also obtained on four resected specimens. The authors' results indicate that the relaxation behavior of nonhemorrhagic malignant melanomas cannot be explained solely by the presence of necrosis, water content, or iron content. The degree of melanin within these tumors did correlate with T1 relaxation enhancement. T2 relaxation times did not correlate with the sole presence of either iron, melanin, or necrosis. Although the unique relaxation behavior of nonhemorrhagic malignant melanoma seems to have many causes, their data suggest that, contrary to previous investigations, it is influenced by the presence of melanin rather than iron

  20. Aggressive solitary intracranial metastatic malignant melanoma from a primary mediastinal tumour.

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    Sivaraju, Laxminadh; Aryan, Saritha; Hegde, Vinay S; Ghosal, Nandita; Hegde, Alangar S

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    Malignant melanoma is the third most common tumour to cause cerebral metastases, following breast and lung cancer. Central nervous system metastases occur in 10-40% of patients with melanoma. Intracranial metastasis from a primary malignant melanoma of the anterior mediastinum is uncommon. We report a case of solitary intracranial metastatic melanoma arising from a primary mediastinal tumour. We then discuss the clinico-radiological features and treatment options. © The Author(s) 2016.

  1. SVM classifier on chip for melanoma detection.

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    Afifi, Shereen; GholamHosseini, Hamid; Sinha, Roopak

    2017-07-01

    Support Vector Machine (SVM) is a common classifier used for efficient classification with high accuracy. SVM shows high accuracy for classifying melanoma (skin cancer) clinical images within computer-aided diagnosis systems used by skin cancer specialists to detect melanoma early and save lives. We aim to develop a medical low-cost handheld device that runs a real-time embedded SVM-based diagnosis system for use in primary care for early detection of melanoma. In this paper, an optimized SVM classifier is implemented onto a recent FPGA platform using the latest design methodology to be embedded into the proposed device for realizing online efficient melanoma detection on a single system on chip/device. The hardware implementation results demonstrate a high classification accuracy of 97.9% and a significant acceleration factor of 26 from equivalent software implementation on an embedded processor, with 34% of resources utilization and 2 watts for power consumption. Consequently, the implemented system meets crucial embedded systems constraints of high performance and low cost, resources utilization and power consumption, while achieving high classification accuracy.

  2. High frequency of PTEN mutations in nevi and melanomas from xeroderma pigmentosum patients.

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    Masaki, Taro; Wang, Yun; DiGiovanna, John J; Khan, Sikandar G; Raffeld, Mark; Beltaifa, Senda; Hornyak, Thomas J; Darling, Thomas N; Lee, Chyi-Chia R; Kraemer, Kenneth H

    2014-05-01

    We examined nevi and melanomas in 10 xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) patients with defective DNA repair. The lesions had a lentiginous appearance with markedly increased numbers of melanocytes. Using laser capture microdissection, we performed DNA sequencing of 18 benign and atypical nevi and 75 melanomas (melanoma in situ and invasive melanomas). The nevi had a similar high frequency of PTEN mutations as melanomas [61% (11/18) versus 53% (39/73)]. Both had a very high proportion of UV-type mutations (occurring at adjacent pyrimidines) [91% (10/11) versus 92% (36/39)]. In contrast to melanomas in the general population, the frequency of BRAF mutations (11%, 7/61), NRAS mutations (21%, 13/62), and KIT mutations (21%, 6/28) in XP melanomas was lower than for PTEN. Phospho-S6 immunostaining indicated activation of the mTOR pathway in the atypical nevi and melanomas. Thus, the clinical and histological appearances and the molecular pathology of these UV-related XP nevi and melanomas were different from nevi and melanomas in the general population. © 2014 Published 2014. This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the USA.

  3. Successful BNCT for patients with cutaneous and mucosal melanomas. Report of 4 cases

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    Morita, Norimasa; Hiratsuka, Junichi; Kuwabara, Chiaki; Aihara, Teruhito; Harada, Tamotsu; Imajo, Yoshinari; Ono, Koji; Fukuda, Hiroshi; Kumada, Hiroaki

    2006-01-01

    Since 2003 we have conducted BNCT clinical trials on melanomas at the Kyoto University Research Reactor (KUR) and Japan Research Reactor No.4 (JRR-4). We report 4 patients given BNCT for malignant melanomas: 2 with superficial spreading types on the heel, 1 with mucosal melanoma in the nasal cavity, and 1 with a melanoma on the vulva and in the vagina. The two cutaneous melanomas and the nasal cavity mucosal melanoma showed a complete response (CR) by 6 months after BNCT. The residual melanoma showed a partial response (PR) by 3 months after treatment and no regrowth since then. Although two patients experienced normal-tissue damage that exceeded the tolerance level, all the participants were cured within a few months of treatment. BNCT was shown to be a promising treatment for mucosal, as well as for cutaneous, melanomas. (author)

  4. SOX2 regulates self-renewal and tumorigenicity of human melanoma-initiating cells.

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    Santini, R; Pietrobono, S; Pandolfi, S; Montagnani, V; D'Amico, M; Penachioni, J Y; Vinci, M C; Borgognoni, L; Stecca, B

    2014-09-18

    Melanoma is one of the most aggressive types of human cancer, characterized by enhanced heterogeneity and resistance to conventional therapy at advanced stages. We and others have previously shown that HEDGEHOG-GLI (HH-GLI) signaling is required for melanoma growth and for survival and expansion of melanoma-initiating cells (MICs). Recent reports indicate that HH-GLI signaling regulates a set of genes typically expressed in embryonic stem cells, including SOX2 (sex-determining region Y (SRY)-Box2). Here we address the function of SOX2 in human melanomas and MICs and its interaction with HH-GLI signaling. We find that SOX2 is highly expressed in melanoma stem cells. Knockdown of SOX2 sharply decreases self-renewal in melanoma spheres and in putative melanoma stem cells with high aldehyde dehydrogenase activity (ALDH(high)). Conversely, ectopic expression of SOX2 in melanoma cells enhances their self-renewal in vitro. SOX2 silencing also inhibits cell growth and induces apoptosis in melanoma cells. In addition, depletion of SOX2 progressively abrogates tumor growth and leads to a significant decrease in tumor-initiating capability of ALDH(high) MICs upon xenotransplantation, suggesting that SOX2 is required for tumor initiation and for continuous tumor growth. We show that SOX2 is regulated by HH signaling and that the transcription factors GLI1 and GLI2, the downstream effectors of HH-GLI signaling, bind to the proximal promoter region of SOX2 in primary melanoma cells. In functional studies, we find that SOX2 function is required for HH-induced melanoma cell growth and MIC self-renewal in vitro. Thus SOX2 is a critical factor for self-renewal and tumorigenicity of MICs and an important mediator of HH-GLI signaling in melanoma. These findings could provide the basis for novel therapeutic strategies based on the inhibition of SOX2 for the treatment of a subset of human melanomas.

  5. Asociación de los factores de riesgo con glaucoma primario de ángulo abierto en mayores de 40 años.

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    Gálvez-Rosas, Arturo; Serrano-Miranda, Aurelio Tirzo; Ridaura-Valencia, Carlos; Mundo-Fernández, Eva Elizabeth; Barojas-Weber, Everardo

    2018-01-01

    Determinar la asociación de las enfermedades sistémicas, así como la ingesta de alcohol y tabaquismo, con - glaucoma primario de ángulo abierto (GPAA) en adultos mayores de 40 años. Se revisaron los expedientes de pacientes mayores de 40 años de primera vez con diagnóstico de glaucoma que asistieron al servicio de oftalmología del Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación. La información se consiguió mediante el sistema automatizado de información hospitalaria, que incluyó variables sociodemográficas y clínicas. Se creó una base de datos y se realizó el análisis con el programa SPSS V 20 . 1,020 sujetos, 548 (53.7%) con diagnóstico de GPAA, edad promedio 73.2 ± 11.16 años, y de ellos 193 (35.2%) varones y 355 (64.8%) mujeres. Se pudo establecer asociaciones significativas entre GPAA y edad (p = 0.000), diabetes mellitus (p = 0.056) e hipertensión arterial (p = 0.098), pero no se encontró asociación entre GPAA y cáncer, tabaquismo ni ingesta de alcohol. Es necesario realizar estudios de tipo causal más específicos para establecer de mejor forma las posibles asociaciones, y de esta manera llevar a cabo programas de prevención para su diagnóstico a edad temprana. Copyright: © 2018 SecretarÍa de Salud

  6. Up-regulation of hepatoma-derived growth factor facilitates tumor progression in malignant melanoma [corrected].

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    Full Text Available Cutaneous malignant melanoma is the fastest increasing malignancy in humans. Hepatoma-derived growth factor (HDGF is a novel growth factor identified from human hepatoma cell line. HDGF overexpression is correlated with poor prognosis in various types of cancer including melanoma. However, the underlying mechanism of HDGF overexpression in developing melanoma remains unclear. In this study, human melanoma cell lines (A375, A2058, MEL-RM and MM200 showed higher levels of HDGF gene expression, whereas human epidermal melanocytes (HEMn expressed less. Exogenous application of HDGF stimulated colony formation and invasion of human melanoma cells. Moreover, HDGF overexpression stimulated the degree of invasion and colony formation of B16-F10 melanoma cells whereas HDGF knockdown exerted opposite effects in vitro. To evaluate the effects of HDGF on tumour growth and metastasis in vivo, syngeneic mouse melanoma and metastatic melanoma models were performed by manipulating the gene expression of HDGF in melanoma cells. It was found that mice injected with HDGF-overexpressing melanoma cells had greater tumour growth and higher metastatic capability. In contrast, mice implanted with HDGF-depleted melanoma cells exhibited reduced tumor burden and lung metastasis. Histological analysis of excised tumors revealed higher degree of cell proliferation and neovascularization in HDGF-overexpressing melanoma. The present study provides evidence that HDGF promotes tumor progression of melanoma and targeting HDGF may constitute a novel strategy for the treatment of melanoma.

  7. Obtención de Acido Poli Láctico a partir de lactosuero para la fabricación de empaque primarios.

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    Cuichán Guanoluisa, Remigio Ismael

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    En la Provincia de Chimborazo, Cantón Riobamba, se evaluó la obtención de ácido poliláctico (APL), a partir de lactosuero para la fabricación de empaques primarios, teniendo un total de 16 unidades experimentales, distribuidas en 4 tratamientos (4 niveles de plastificante 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 y 3.0 %) y 4 repeticiones en cada uno. Los resultados experimentales fueron analizados mediante el análisis de varianza y la separación de medias con la prueba de Tuckey, con la finalidad de dete...

  8. Comparative study of angio genesis radiopharmaceuticals for melanoma detection

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    Oliveira, Erica Aparecida de

    2011-01-01

    Early diagnosis and treatment of melanoma, a cutaneous tumor with a serious prognosis, is extremely important for optimal clinical outcome. Phage display peptide libraries are a useful screening resource for identifying bioactive peptides that interact with cancer targets. The aim of this study was the evaluation of two technetium-99m tracers for angio genesis detection in melanoma model, using cyclic peguilated pentapeptide with RGD and NGR motifs conjugated with bifunctional chelator MAG3. The conjugated peptides (10 μL of a μg/μL solution) were labeled with technetium-99m using a sodium tartrate buffer. Radiochemical evaluation was done by ITLC and confirmed by HPLC. Partition coefficient was determined and internalization assays were performed in two melanoma cells (B16F10 and SKMEL28). Biodistribution evaluation of the tracers was done in healthy animals at different times and also in mice bearing the tumor cells at 120 min post injection. Blocking studies were also conducted by co-injection of cold peptides. The conjugated showed the same profile in many evaluations. They were radiolabeled with high radiochemical purity (>97%). Both were hydrophilic, with preferential renal excretion. Tumor uptake was higher for human melanoma cells than for murinic melanoma cells, specially for 99m Tc-MAG3-PEG 8 -c(RGDyK) (7.85±±2.34 %ID/g) at 120 min post injection. The performance of 99m Tc-MAG 3 -PEG 8 -c(RGDyk) was much better than NGR tracer concerning human melanoma uptake and might be considered in future investigations focusing radiotracers for melanoma diagnosis. (author)

  9. Familial melanoma by histology and age: joint data from five Nordic countries.

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    Fallah, Mahdi; Pukkala, Eero; Sundquist, Kristina; Tretli, Steinar; Olsen, Jörgen H; Tryggvadottir, Laufey; Hemminki, Kari

    2014-04-01

    We aimed to estimate lifetime cumulative risk of melanoma (CRM) in relatives of patients with melanoma by histology and age at diagnosis in patients and relatives. A population-based cohort of 238724 first-degree relatives of 46091 melanoma patients diagnosed in 1955-2010 in Nordic countries was followed for cancer incidence. The CRM (0-79 years) in first-degree relatives of a patient with superficial spreading (SSM), nodular (NM), or lentigo maligna melanoma was quite similar, ranging from 2.5% to about 3%, which represents about 2-fold increase over the general population risk. When one melanoma patient in the family was diagnosed before age 30, the CRM was about 3%. When there were > or =2 melanoma patients diagnosed before age 30 in a family, CRM for relatives was about 14%, 6% for diagnoses at age 30-59, and 5% for diagnoses at age 60 or older. Depending on age at diagnosis of same-sex twins (not known whether monozygotic/dizygotic), their CRM was about 7-21%. Although no familial case of concordant histological types of acral lentiginous/desmoplastic/compound nevus/spindle cell melanomas or malignant blue nevus was found, familial risks of discordant histological types of melanoma were interchangeably high for most of the types, e.g. higher risk of SSM when a first-degree relative had NM [standardized incidence ratios (SIR)=2.6, 95% confidence interval (CI)=2.1-3.3, n=72] or acral lentiginous (4.0, 95% CI=1.5-8.8, n=6) and vice versa. There was a tendency toward concordant age at diagnosis of melanoma among relatives of melanoma patients. Findings of this study may help clinicians to find subjects at high melanoma risk for the genetic counseling. The risk was highest when melanoma occurred in a same-sex twin, one first-degree relative diagnosed at young age ( or =2 first-degree relatives. Histological type of melanoma does not seem to play an important role in familial melanoma. This work was supported by the Nordic Cancer Union, Swedish Council for Working

  10. High-throughput miRNA profiling of human melanoma blood samples

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    Rass Knuth

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background MicroRNA (miRNA signatures are not only found in cancer tissue but also in blood of cancer patients. Specifically, miRNA detection in blood offers the prospect of a non-invasive analysis tool. Methods Using a microarray based approach we screened almost 900 human miRNAs to detect miRNAs that are deregulated in their expression in blood cells of melanoma patients. We analyzed 55 blood samples, including 20 samples of healthy individuals, 24 samples of melanoma patients as test set, and 11 samples of melanoma patients as independent validation set. Results A hypothesis test based approch detected 51 differentially regulated miRNAs, including 21 miRNAs that were downregulated in blood cells of melanoma patients and 30 miRNAs that were upregulated in blood cells of melanoma patients as compared to blood cells of healthy controls. The tets set and the independent validation set of the melanoma samples showed a high correlation of fold changes (0.81. Applying hierarchical clustering and principal component analysis we found that blood samples of melanoma patients and healthy individuals can be well differentiated from each other based on miRNA expression analysis. Using a subset of 16 significant deregulated miRNAs, we were able to reach a classification accuracy of 97.4%, a specificity of 95% and a sensitivity of 98.9% by supervised analysis. MiRNA microarray data were validated by qRT-PCR. Conclusions Our study provides strong evidence for miRNA expression signatures of blood cells as useful biomarkers for melanoma.

  11. La función del relato en la producción social de sentido

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    Cristina Palomar Verea

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo es una reflexión sobre la producción de sentido en las prácticas sociales a partir de la discusión en torno a la relación entre la historia, la investigación antropológica y la narrativa, intentando acercar esta discusión al análisis de las prácticas discursivas, entendidas como la puesta en acto del discurso en tanto vehículo primario a través del cual las relaciones sociales son producidas y reproducidas. La discursividad, entonces, hace referencia al conjunto de fenómenos en y a través de los cuales tiene lugar la producción de sentido que constituye a una sociedad como tal, mediante distintos relatos de las prácticas sociales que pueden ser vistas como textos narrativos más allá de la escritura. En este punto se retoman los planteamientos hermenéuticos de Paul Ricoeur sobre la noción de “texto”. Ricoeur se refiere al uso que hace Freud de esta noción: El relato del sueño es un texto ininteligible que el análisis sustituye por otro texto más inteligible.

  12. Germline RAD51B truncating mutation in a family with cutaneous melanoma

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    Wadt, Karin A W; Aoude, Lauren G; Golmard, Lisa

    2015-01-01

    Known melanoma predisposition genes only account for around 40% of high-density melanoma families. Other rare mutations are likely to play a role in melanoma predisposition. RAD51B plays an important role in DNA repair through homologous recombination, and inactivation of RAD51B has been implicated...... in tumorigenesis. Thus RAD51B is a good candidate melanoma susceptibility gene, and previously, a germline splicing mutation in RAD51B has been identified in a family with early-onset breast cancer. In order to find genetic variants associated with melanoma predisposition, whole-exome sequencing was carried out...... on blood samples from a three-case cutaneous melanoma family. We identified a novel germline RAD51B nonsense mutation, and we demonstrate reduced expression of RAD51B in melanoma cells indicating inactivation of RAD51B. This is only the second report of a germline truncating RAD51B mutation. While...

  13. Surgery of Primary Melanomas

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    Rutkowski, Piotr, E-mail: rutkowskip@coi.waw.pl; Zdzienicki, Marcin; Nowecki, Zbigniew I. [Soft Tissue/Bone Sarcoma and Melanoma Department, M. Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Warsaw (Poland); Akkooi, Alexander C. J. van [Erasmus University Medical Center-Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    2010-05-11

    Surgery remains the mainstay of melanoma therapy, regardless of the tumor site. Only the early diagnosis combined with proper surgical therapy currently gives patients affected by this malignancy the chance for a full cure. The main goal of surgical therapy is to provide the local control of the disease and to secure long-term survival of the patient without reasonable functional and esthetic impairment. The recommended method of biopsy—excisional biopsy, as an initial diagnostic and, to some extent, therapeutic procedure—is performed under local anesthesia as an elliptical incision with visual clear margins of 1–3 mm and with some mm of subcutaneous tissue. The extent of radical excision of the primary tumor (or scar after excisional biopsy) is based on the histopathologic characteristics of the primary tumor and usually consists of 1–2 cm margins with primary closure. The philosophy behind conducted randomized clinical trials has been to find the most conservative surgical approach that is able to guarantee the same results as more demolitive treatment. This has been the background of the trials designed to define the correct margins of excision around a primary cutaneous melanoma. Much less definition can be dedicated to the surgical management of patients with non-cutaneous melanomas.

  14. Surgery of Primary Melanomas

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    Rutkowski, Piotr; Zdzienicki, Marcin; Nowecki, Zbigniew I.; Akkooi, Alexander C. J. van

    2010-01-01

    Surgery remains the mainstay of melanoma therapy, regardless of the tumor site. Only the early diagnosis combined with proper surgical therapy currently gives patients affected by this malignancy the chance for a full cure. The main goal of surgical therapy is to provide the local control of the disease and to secure long-term survival of the patient without reasonable functional and esthetic impairment. The recommended method of biopsy—excisional biopsy, as an initial diagnostic and, to some extent, therapeutic procedure—is performed under local anesthesia as an elliptical incision with visual clear margins of 1–3 mm and with some mm of subcutaneous tissue. The extent of radical excision of the primary tumor (or scar after excisional biopsy) is based on the histopathologic characteristics of the primary tumor and usually consists of 1–2 cm margins with primary closure. The philosophy behind conducted randomized clinical trials has been to find the most conservative surgical approach that is able to guarantee the same results as more demolitive treatment. This has been the background of the trials designed to define the correct margins of excision around a primary cutaneous melanoma. Much less definition can be dedicated to the surgical management of patients with non-cutaneous melanomas

  15. Surgery of Primary Melanomas

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    Piotr Rutkowski

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Surgery remains the mainstay of melanoma therapy, regardless of the tumor site. Only the early diagnosis combined with proper surgical therapy currently gives patients affected by this malignancy the chance for a full cure. The main goal of surgical therapy is to provide the local control of the disease and to secure long-term survival of the patient without reasonable functional and esthetic impairment. The recommended method of biopsy—excisional biopsy, as an initial diagnostic and, to some extent, therapeutic procedure—is performed under local anesthesia as an elliptical incision with visual clear margins of 1–3 mm and with some mm of subcutaneous tissue. The extent of radical excision of the primary tumor (or scar after excisional biopsy is based on the histopathologic characteristics of the primary tumor and usually consists of 1–2 cm margins with primary closure. The philosophy behind conducted randomized clinical trials has been to find the most conservative surgical approach that is able to guarantee the same results as more demolitive treatment. This has been the background of the trials designed to define the correct margins of excision around a primary cutaneous melanoma. Much less definition can be dedicated to the surgical management of patients with non-cutaneous melanomas.

  16. Familial melanoma associated with dominant ultraviolet radiation sensitivity

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    Ramsay, R.G.; Chen, P.; Imray, F.P.; Kidson, C.; Lavin, M.F.; Hockey, A.

    1982-01-01

    Sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation was studied in lymphoblastoid cell lines derived from 32 members of two families with histories of multiple primary melanomas in several generations. As assayed by colony formation in agar or by trypan blue exclusion following irradiation, cellular sensitivity showed a bimodal distribution. All persons with melanoma or multiple moles were in the sensitive group, while some family members exhibited responses similar to those of controls. Cells from four cases of sporadic melanoma showed normal levels of sensitivity. The data are consistent with a dominantly inherited ultraviolet light sensitivity associated with these examples of familial melanoma. Spontaneous and ultraviolet light-induced sister chromatid exchange frequencies were similar to those in control cell lines. No defect in excision repair was detected in any of the above cell lines, but the sensitive group showed postirradiation inhibition of DNA replication intermediate between controls and an excision-deficient xeroderma pigmentosum cell line

  17. Malignant melanomas of the meninges (MR and CT)

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    Schuknecht, B.; Nadjmi, M.; Mueller, J.

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    Malignant melanoma of the meninges is a rare neoplasm derived from melanocytes of the cranial or spinal meninges. Histologically classified as grade IV tumours, malignant melanoma may present either as a diffuse meningeal neoplasm, first described by Virchow in 1859, or as a circumscribed tumour attached to the meninges. Although diagnosis is rarely established prior to surgery or autopsy, MR and CT may provide indispensable information probably leading to earlier diagnosis. In 4 patients, diagnosis of a primary meningeal melanoma was based on MR and CT findings and histology. Histology was obtained in 3 cases by surgery, in one patient by autopsy and showed a melanotic and an amelanotic malignant melanoma in 2 patients each. Autopsy was carried out in 3 cases after survival of 4, 5, and 18 months; in a single case, the follow-up period is almost 3 years. (orig.) [de

  18. Escleritis nodular posterior gigante compatible con sarcoidosis ocular simulando un melanoma de la coroides

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    Pérez-Campagne, E.; Guex-Crosier, Y.; Schalenbourg, A.; Uffer, S.; Zografos, L.

    2007-01-01

    Caso clínico: Un paciente de 30 años fue enviado a nuestro servicio oncológico de referencia con el diagnóstico de melanoma amelanótico de la coroides del ojo izquierdo. Se hicieron los siguientes exámenes: oftalmoscopía, angiografía fluoresceínica, angiografía con verde de indocianina, ecografía, resonancia magnética y biopsia. Discusión: El diagnóstico de escleritis nodular posterior gigante basado en la ecografía se confirmó mediante una biopsia. Se realizó un examen médico completo buscán...

  19. Malignant melanoma of the oral cavity: Report of two cases

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    Anita Munde

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Primary malignant melanoma is a rare and aggressive neoplasm that originates from the proliferation of melanocytes. Although, it comprises 1.3% of all cancers, malignant melanoma of the oral cavity accounts for only 0.2-8% of all reported melanomas and occurs approximately 4 times more frequently in the oral mucosa of the upper jaw, usually on the palate or alveolar gingivae. Most of the mucosal melanomas are usually asymptomatic in early stages, and presents as pigmented patch or a mass delaying the diagnosis until symptoms of swelling, ulceration, bleeding, or loosening of teeth are noted. The prognosis is extremely poor, especially in advanced stages. Therefore, any pigmented lesion of undetermined origin should always be biopsied. We herewith report of two cases of oral malignant melanoma in a 60 and 75-year-old female.

  20. Applications of nanotechnology for melanoma treatment, diagnosis, and theranostics

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Jiezhong Chen,1,2 Renfu Shao,3 Xu Dong Zhang,4 Chen Chen1 1School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia; 2Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia; 3GeneCology Research Centre, School of Science, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, QLD, Australia; 4School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Abstract: Melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer and has very high rates of mortality. An early stage melanoma can be surgically removed, with a survival rate of 99%. However, metastasized melanoma is difficult to cure. The 5-year survival rates for patients with metastasized melanoma are still below 20%. Metastasized melanoma is currently treated by chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy and radiotherapy. The outcome of most of the current therapies is far from optimistic. Although melanoma patients with a mutation in the oncogene v-Raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B1 (BRAF have an initially higher positive response rate to targeted therapy, the majority develop acquired drug resistance after 6 months of the therapy. To increase treatment efficacy, early diagnosis, more potent pharmacological agents, and more effective delivery systems are urgently needed. Nanotechnology has been extensively studied for melanoma treatment and diagnosis, to decrease drug resistance, increase therapeutic efficacy, and reduce side effects. In this review, we summarize the recent progress on the development of various nanoparticles for melanoma treatment and diagnosis. Several common nanoparticles, including liposome, polymersomes, dendrimers, carbon-based nanoparticles, and human albumin, have been used to deliver chemotherapeutic agents, and small interfering ribonucleic acids (siRNAs against signaling molecules have also been tested for the treatment of melanoma. Indeed

  1. Dissection of T-cell antigen specificity in human melanoma

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    Andersen, Rikke Sick; Albæk Thrue, Charlotte; Junker, Niels

    2012-01-01

    Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) isolated from melanoma patients and expanded in vitro by interleukin (IL)-2 treatment can elicit therapeutic response after adoptive transfer, but the antigen specificities of the T cells transferred have not been determined. By compiling all known melanoma-as...... from different fragments of resected melanoma lesions. In summary, our findings provide an initial definition of T-cell populations contributing to tumor recognition in TILs although the specificity of many tumor-reactive TILs remains undefined....

  2. Cross-cultural development of a quality-of-life measure for patients with melanoma : Phase 3 testing of an EORTC Melanoma Module

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    Winstanley, J.B.; Young, T.; Boyle, F.M.; Bergenmar, M.; Bottomley, A.; Burmeister, .; Campana, L.G.; Garioch, J.J.; King, M.; Nikolic, D.V.; van de Poll-Franse, L.V.; Saw, R.; Thompson, J.F.; White, E.G.; European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Group, The

    2015-01-01

    Melanoma is an increasingly common skin cancer worldwide. Recent treatment advances have provided patients and healthcare professionals (HCPs) with choices where quality of life (QoL) and toxicity are important considerations. A melanoma-specific QoL questionnaire is being developed in a

  3. Melanoma Surveillance in the US: Collecting Melanoma Data

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    This podcast accompanies the publication of a series of articles on melanoma surveillance in the United States, available in the November supplement edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Suephy Chen, a dermatologist from Emory University, discusses why the articles are important, as well as the need to increase dermatologists’ awareness of cancer registries and reporting requirements.

  4. Cáncer de piel y radiación solar: experiencia peruana en la prevención y detección temprana del cáncer de piel y melanoma Skin cancer and sun radiation: peruvian experience in the prevention and early detection of skin cancer and melanoma

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    Carlos Sordo

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available La excesiva exposición a la radiación solar, específicamente la ultravioleta (RUV, ha sido causa de diferentes enfermedades, en especial de cáncer de piel. En 1995 el Círculo Dermatológico del Perú realizó la primera “Campaña de Educación, Prevención y Detección Temprana de Cáncer de Piel y Melanoma” denominada el “Día del Lunar”. Fue oficializada por el Ministerio de Salud, y cuenta con la participación del Seguro Social de Salud (EsSalud. Es una campaña gratuita que se realiza cada año a nivel nacional, en ella, desde 1995 al 2011 se atendieron a 118 092 personas, en 76 sedes distribuidas en 18 ciudades de todo el país, en el 2,8% de estas se pudo identificar alguna lesión cutánea sospechosa de malignidad, de las cuales el 64,9% correspondió a carcinoma basocelular, 26,7% a melanoma cutáneo y 8,4% a carcinoma espinocelular. Estas campañas destacan en importancia no solo por la práctica asistencial en ellas realizada, sino por las actividades educativas orientadas a fomentar una cultura de prevención en favor de las poblaciones más vulnerables. Finalmente, consideramos que es fundamental seguir educando a la población en la prevención del cáncer de piel, crear conciencia en las autoridades para que participen activamente en la realización de estas actividades, además de solicitar a todos los médicos que se sumen coordinadamente a este esfuerzo para seguir avanzando y mejorar lo logrado en beneficio de nuestro paísThe excessive exposure to sun radiation, especially to ultraviolet radiation (UV, has led to various diseases, in particular to skin cancer. In 1995, the Peruvian Dermatological Association conducted the first “Campaign for Education, Prevention and Early Detection of Skin Cancer and Melanoma” called “Mole’s Day”. The Ministry of Health has turned it into an official event, and the Health Social Security (EsSalud also participates. This is a free campaign that takes place every year

  5. Thin and thick primary cutaneous melanomas reveal distinct patterns of somatic copy number alterations.

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    Montagnani, Valentina; Benelli, Matteo; Apollo, Alessandro; Pescucci, Chiara; Licastro, Danilo; Urso, Carmelo; Gerlini, Gianni; Borgognoni, Lorenzo; Luzzatto, Lucio; Stecca, Barbara

    2016-05-24

    Cutaneous melanoma is one of the most aggressive type of skin tumor. Early stage melanoma can be often cured by surgery; therefore current management guidelines dictate a different approach for thin (thick (>4mm) melanomas. We have carried out whole-exome sequencing in 5 thin and 5 thick fresh-frozen primary cutaneous melanomas. Unsupervised hierarchical clustering analysis of somatic copy number alterations (SCNAs) identified two groups corresponding to thin and thick melanomas. The most striking difference between them was the much greater abundance of SCNAs in thick melanomas, whereas mutation frequency did not significantly change between the two groups. We found novel mutations and focal SCNAs in genes that are embryonic regulators of axon guidance, predominantly in thick melanomas. Analysis of publicly available microarray datasets provided further support for a potential role of Ephrin receptors in melanoma progression. In addition, we have identified a set of SCNAs, including amplification of BRAF and ofthe epigenetic modifier EZH2, that are specific for the group of thick melanomas that developed metastasis during the follow-up. Our data suggest that mutations occur early during melanoma development, whereas SCNAs might be involved in melanoma progression.

  6. Chromosome 7 Aneusomy. A Marker for Metastatic Melanoma?

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    Martin Udart

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Receptor tyrosine kinases such as the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR play an important role in a variety of malignant neoplasias, making the search for aberrations in the relevant chromosomes an important issue. Differential expression of the EGFR gene was investigated by reverse transcriptase (RT-PCR on tissue samples of normal skin, nevi, primary melanomas, and melanoma metastases. The EGFR gene is located on chromosome 7p12.3-p12.1. To determine the number of chromosomes 7 in cell nuclei of the mentioned tissue samples we performed fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH on touch preparations, using a DNA probe that hybridizes specifically to the centromeric region of chromosome 7. Additionally, chromosome 7 number in interphase nuclei was determined in short-term primary cell cultures of nevi, primary melanomas, and metastases. The highest EGFR gene expression frequency was found in melanoma metastases. By FISH we detected the highest fraction of cell nuclei with more than two chromosomes 7 in the group of metastases. Our results suggest that overexpression of the EGFR gene might play an important role in metastasis of malignant melanoma. This is well reflected by polysomy 7, possibly accounting for an increased EGFRgene copy number.

  7. Pleiotropic function of ezrin in human metastatic melanomas.

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    Federici, Cristina; Brambilla, Daria; Lozupone, Francesco; Matarrese, Paola; de Milito, Angelo; Lugini, Luana; Iessi, Elisabetta; Cecchetti, Serena; Marino, Marialucia; Perdicchio, Maurizio; Logozzi, Mariantonia; Spada, Massimo; Malorni, Walter; Fais, Stefano

    2009-06-15

    The membrane cytoskeleton cross-linker, ezrin, has recently been depicted as a key regulator in the progression and metastasis of several pediatric tumors. Less defined appears the role of ezrin in human adult tumors, especially melanoma. We therefore addressed ezrin involvement in the metastatic phenotype of human adult metastatic melanoma cells. Our results show that cells resected from melanoma metastatic lesions of patients, display marked metastatic spreading capacity in SCID mice organs. Stable transfection of human melanoma cells with an ezrin deletion mutant comprising only 146 N-terminal aminoacids led to the abolishment of metastatic dissemination. In vitro experiments revealed ezrin direct molecular interactions with molecules related to metastatic functions such as CD44, merlin and Lamp-1, consistent with its participation to the formation of phagocitic vacuoles, vesicular sorting and migration capacities of melanoma cells. Moreover, the ezrin fragment capable of binding to CD44 was shorter than that previously reported, and transfection with the ezrin deletion mutant abrogated plasma membrane Lamp-1 recruitment. This study highlights key involvement of ezrin in a complex machinery, which allows metastatic cancer cells to migrate, invade and survive in very unfavorable conditions. Our in vivo and in vitro data reveal that ezrin is the hub of the metastatic behavior also in human adult tumors. Copyright 2008 UICC.

  8. Detection and capture of single circulating melanoma cells using photoacoustic flowmetry

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    O'Brien, Christine; Mosley, Jeffrey; Goldschmidt, Benjamin S.; Viator, John A.

    2010-02-01

    Photoacoustic flowmetry has been used to detect single circulating melanoma cells in vitro. Circulating melanoma cells are those cells that travel in the blood and lymph systems to create secondary tumors and are the hallmark of metastasis. This technique involves taking blood samples from patients, separating the white blood and melanoma cells from whole blood and irradiating them with a pulsed laser in a flowmetry set up. Rapid, visible wavelength laser pulses on the order of 5 ns can induce photoacoustic waves in melanoma cells due to their melanin content, while surrounding white blood cells remain acoustically passive. We have developed a system that identifies rare melanoma cells and captures them in 50 microliter volumes using suction applied near the photoacoustic detection chamber. The 50 microliter sample is then diluted and the experiment is repeated using the new sample until only a melanoma cell remains. We have tested this system on dyed microspheres ranging in size from 300 to 500 microns. Capture of circulating melanoma cells may provide the opportunity to study metastatic cells for basic understanding of the spread of cancer and to optimize patient specific therapies.

  9. Intercellular crosstalk in human malignant melanoma

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    Dvořánková, Barbora; Szabo, Pavol; Kodet, O.; Strnad, Hynek; Kolář, Michal; Lacina, L.; Krejčí, E.; Nanka, O.; Sedo, A.; Smetana, K.

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    Roč. 254, č. 3 (2017), s. 1143-1150 ISSN 0033-183X R&D Projects: GA ČR GA16-05534S; GA MŠk(CZ) LQ1604; GA MŠk(CZ) ED1.1.00/02.0109 Grant - others:GA MŠk(CZ) LM2015042 Institutional support: RVO:68378050 Keywords : Melanocyte * Melanoma cells * Melanoma ecosystem * cancer -associated fibroblast * Keratinocyte * Cytokine Subject RIV: EB - Genetics ; Molecular Biology OBOR OECD: Cell biology Impact factor: 2.870, year: 2016

  10. CHOROIDAL MELANOMA IN PHAKOMATOSIS PIGMENTOVASCULARIS WITH KLIPPEL-TRENAUNAY SYNDROME.

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    Shields, Carol L; Di Nicola, Maura; Pellegrini, Marco; Shields, Jerry A

    2017-09-20

    To describe the relationship of choroidal melanoma with phakomatosis pigmentovascularis in patients with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. Retrospective review of 5 patients. In all 5 cases, the patient was white and the cutaneous port-wine stain was congenital. The port-wine stain involved the chin (n = 1), jawline (n = 2), lower cheek (n = 1), thorax (n = 5), abdomen (n = 4), upper (n = 4), and lower (n = 3) limb(s). The ocular melanocytosis involved the sclera (n = 5), iris (n = 2) and choroid (n = 4). At diagnosis of choroidal melanoma, mean patient age was 57 years (median 61, range 17-83 years). The melanoma demonstrated mean basal diameter of 11.6 mm (median 12, range 5-16 mm) and mean thickness of 5.7 mm (median 6.1, range 2-9), revealing intrinsic tumor pigment and subretinal fluid in all cases. Melanoma management included plaque radiotherapy (n = 3), thermotherapy (n = 1), or enucleation (n = 1). At mean follow-up of 4 years, one patient demonstrated melanoma-related metastasis with death. Phakomatosis pigmentovascularis represents coexistence of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (or Sturge-Weber syndrome) and oculo(dermal) melanocytosis, promoting risk for life-threatening uveal melanoma. The authors suggest that all patients with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome be evaluated for phakomatosis pigmentovascularis and affected patients have dilated fundus examination once or twice a year.

  11. Characterization of long noncoding RNA and messenger RNA signatures in melanoma tumorigenesis and metastasis.

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    Siqi Wang

    Full Text Available The incidence of melanoma, the most aggressive and life-threatening form of skin cancer, has significantly risen over recent decades. Therefore, it is essential to identify the mechanisms that underlie melanoma tumorigenesis and metastasis and to explore novel and effective melanoma treatment strategies. Accumulating evidence s uggests that aberrantly expressed long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs have vital functions in multiple cancers. However, lncRNA functions in melanoma tumorigenesis and metastasis remain unclear. In this study, we investigated lncRNA and messenger RNA (mRNA expression profiles in primary melanomas, metastatic melanomas and normal skin samples from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. We used GSE15605 as the training set (n = 74 and GSE7553 as the validation set (n = 58. In three comparisons (primary melanoma versus normal skin, metastatic melanoma versus normal skin, and metastatic melanoma versus primary melanoma, 178, 295 and 48 lncRNAs and 847, 1758, and 295 mRNAs were aberrantly expressed, respectively. We performed Gene Ontology and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathway analyses to examine the differentially expressed mRNAs, and potential core lncRNAs were predicted by lncRNA-mRNA co-expression networks. Based on our results, 15 lncRNAs and 144 mRNAs were significantly associated with melanoma tumorigenesis and metastasis. A subsequent analysis suggested a critical role for a five-lncRNA signature during melanoma tumorigenesis and metastasis. Low expression of U47924.27 was significantly associated with decreased survival of patients with melanoma. To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first to explore the expression patterns of lncRNAs and mRNAs during melanoma tumorigenesis and metastasis by re-annotating microarray data from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO microarray dataset. These findings reveal potential roles for lncRNAs during melanoma tumorigenesis and metastasis and provide a rich candidate

  12. Retrotransposon hypomethylation in melanoma and expression of a placenta-specific gene.

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    Full Text Available In the human placenta, DNA hypomethylation permits the expression of retrotransposon-derived genes that are normally silenced by methylation in somatic tissues. We previously identified hypomethylation of a retrotransposon-derived transcript of the voltage-gated potassium channel gene KCNH5 that is expressed only in human placenta. However, an RNA sequence from this placental-specific transcript has been reported in melanoma. This study examined the promoter methylation and expression of the retrotransposon-derived KCNH5 transcript in 25 melanoma cell lines to determine whether the acquisition of 'placental' epigenetic marks is a feature of melanoma. Methylation and gene expression analysis revealed hypomethylation of this retrotransposon in melanoma cell lines, particularly in those samples that express the placental KCNH5 transcript. Therefore we propose that hypomethylation of the placental-specific KCNH5 promoter is frequently associated with KCNH5 expression in melanoma cells. Our findings show that melanoma can develop hypomethylation of a retrotransposon-derived gene; a characteristic notably shared with the normal placenta.

  13. Barriers and Facilitators to Melanoma Prevention and Control Behaviors Among At-Risk Children.

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    Wu, Yelena P; Parsons, Bridget G; Mooney, Ryan; Aspinwall, Lisa G; Cloyes, Kristin; Hay, Jennifer L; Kohlmann, Wendy; Grossman, Douglas; Leachman, Sancy A

    2018-04-06

    Melanoma prevention is essential for children who are at elevated risk for the disease due to family history. However, children who carry a familial risk for the disease do not optimally adhere to recommended melanoma preventive behaviors. The current study sought to identify perceived barriers to and facilitators of children's engagement in melanoma preventive behaviors among children at elevated risk for melanoma due to family history of the disease (i.e., having a parent with a history of melanoma) from both parents' and childrens' perspectives. Qualitative methods were employed and consisted of separate focus group discussions with children (ages 8-17 years, n = 37) and their parents (n = 39). Focus group transcripts were coded using content analysis. Parents and children reported a number of barriers and facilitators, including on the individual (e.g., knowledge and awareness, preferences), social (e.g., peer influences, family modeling and communication), and contextual (e.g., healthcare provider communication) levels. The identified categories of barriers and facilitators both confirm and extend the literature documenting the reasons children who are at elevated risk for melanoma do not engage in melanoma prevention and control behaviors. Programs aiming to decrease melanoma risk among children of melanoma survivors could help families address their barriers to preventive behavior implementation and build on facilitators. Melanoma survivors and their children could benefit from support on their interactions with healthcare providers, schools, peers, and other caregivers about melanoma prevention.

  14. Ultraviolet-radiation-induced inflammation promotes angiotropism and metastasis in melanoma

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    Bald, Tobias; Quast, Thomas; Landsberg, Jennifer; Rogava, Meri; Glodde, Nicole; Lopez-Ramos, Dorys; Kohlmeyer, Judith; Riesenberg, Stefanie; van den Boorn-Konijnenberg, Debby; Hömig-Hölzel, Cornelia; Reuten, Raphael; Schadow, Benjamin; Weighardt, Heike; Wenzel, Daniela; Helfrich, Iris; Schadendorf, Dirk; Bloch, Wilhelm; Bianchi, Marco E.; Lugassy, Claire; Barnhill, Raymond L.; Koch, Manuel; Fleischmann, Bernd K.; Förster, Irmgard; Kastenmüller, Wolfgang; Kolanus, Waldemar; Hölzel, Michael; Gaffal, Evelyn; Tüting, Thomas

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    Intermittent intense ultraviolet (UV) exposure represents an important aetiological factor in the development of malignant melanoma. The ability of UV radiation to cause tumour-initiating DNA mutations in melanocytes is now firmly established, but how the microenvironmental effects of UV radiation influence melanoma pathogenesis is not fully understood. Here we report that repetitive UV exposure of primary cutaneous melanomas in a genetically engineered mouse model promotes metastatic progression, independent of its tumour-initiating effects. UV irradiation enhanced the expansion of tumour cells along abluminal blood vessel surfaces and increased the number of lung metastases. This effect depended on the recruitment and activation of neutrophils, initiated by the release of high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) from UV-damaged epidermal keratinocytes and driven by Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4). The UV-induced neutrophilic inflammatory response stimulated angiogenesis and promoted the ability of melanoma cells to migrate towards endothelial cells and use selective motility cues on their surfaces. Our results not only reveal how UV irradiation of epidermal keratinocytes is sensed by the innate immune system, but also show that the resulting inflammatory response catalyses reciprocal melanoma-endothelial cell interactions leading to perivascular invasion, a phenomenon originally described as angiotropism in human melanomas by histopathologists. Angiotropism represents a hitherto underappreciated mechanism of metastasis that also increases the likelihood of intravasation and haematogenous dissemination. Consistent with our findings, ulcerated primary human melanomas with abundant neutrophils and reactive angiogenesis frequently show angiotropism and a high risk for metastases. Our work indicates that targeting the inflammation-induced phenotypic plasticity of melanoma cells and their association with endothelial cells represent rational strategies to specifically interfere

  15. The Melanoma care study: protocol of a randomised controlled trial of a psycho-educational intervention for melanoma survivors at high risk of developing new primary disease.

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    Dieng, Mbathio; Kasparian, Nadine A; Morton, Rachael L; Mann, Graham J; Butow, Phyllis; Menzies, Scott; Costa, Daniel S J; Cust, Anne E

    2015-01-01

    Despite a good prognosis for most melanoma survivors, many experience substantial fear of new or recurrent melanoma, worry and anxiety about the future, and unmet healthcare needs. In this protocol, we outline the design and methods of the Melanoma Care Study for melanoma survivors at high risk of developing new primary disease. The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a psycho-educational intervention for improving psychological and behavioural adjustment to melanoma risk. The study design is a two-arm randomised controlled trial comparing a psycho-educational intervention to usual care. The intervention is comprised of a newly-developed psycho-educational booklet and three telephone sessions delivered by a trained psychologist. A total of 154 melanoma survivors at high risk of developing new primary disease who are attending one of three melanoma high risk clinics in New South Wales, Australia, will be recruited. Participants will be assessed at baseline (6 weeks before their high risk clinic dermatological appointment), and then 4 weeks and 6 months after their appointment. If effectiveness of the intervention is demonstrated at 6 months, an additional assessment at 12 months is planned. The primary outcome is fear of new or recurrent melanoma, as assessed by the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory (FCRI). Secondary outcomes include anxiety, depression, unmet supportive care needs, satisfaction with clinical care, knowledge, behavioural adjustment to melanoma risk, quality of life, and cost-effectiveness of the intervention from a health system perspective. Following the intention-to-treat principle, linear mixed models will be used to analyse the data to account for repeated measures. A process evaluation will also be carried out to inform and facilitate potential translation and implementation into clinical practice. This study will provide high quality evidence on the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a psycho

  16. Thioredoxin induces Tregs to generate an immunotolerant tumor microenvironment in metastatic melanoma

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    Wang, Xiaogang; Dong, Haisheng; Li, Qi; Li, Yingxian; Hong, An

    2015-01-01

    Metastatic melanoma is a highly aggressive cancer that is very difficult to treat. Additionally, the antitumor immune reaction of melanoma is still unclear. Here we demonstrate an association between the expression and secretion of the antioxidant protein thioredoxin (TRX) and increasing tumor stage and metastasis in melanoma. To elucidate the role of TRX in melanoma, we assessed the correlation of TRX expression with different disease parameters in melanoma. We also examined the in vitro and in vivo effects of modulating TRX levels in melanoma cells using various methods of TRX depletion and augmentation. We further explored the effects of TRX on the cytokine milieu and the ability of TRX to regulate the proportion and specific activities of T-cell populations. We demonstrate that TRX expression correlates with Treg representation in clinical samples and, that modulation of TRX influences the induction of Tregs and the generation of an immunotolerant cytokine profile in mouse serum. Using a murine metastatic melanoma model, we identified a tumor immunoevasion mechanism whereby melanoma cell-secreted TRX enhances Treg infiltration. TRX displays chemotactic effects in recruiting Tregs, stimulates the conversion of conventional T cells to Tregs, and confers survival advantage to Tregs in the tumor microenvironment. In turn, this increase of Tregs generates immunotolerance in tissues and therefore decreases antitumor immune reactions. These results elucidate a mechanism by which TRX promotes metastatic melanoma in part through Treg recruitment to inhibit T-cell antitumor effects and suggest that TRX antibody may be useful in the clinic as a therapy against melanoma. PMID:26405597

  17. Thick melanoma: prognostic value of positive sentinel nodes

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    Vermeeren, Lenka; van der Ent, Fred W. C.; Sastrowijoto, Prapto S. H.; Hulsewé, Karel W. E.

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) is a widely accepted procedure used to accurately stage patients with melanoma. Its value in patients with thick melanoma (Breslow thickness >4 mm) is reason for discussion because of the generally poor prognosis of these patients. The purpose of this

  18. Aberrant Cx43 Expression and Mislocalization in Metastatic Human Melanomas.

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    Alaga, Katanya C; Crawford, Melissa; Dagnino, Lina; Laird, Dale W

    2017-01-01

    At present, it is unclear if melanocytes contain Cx43 gap junctions and whether Cx43 expression is regulated in melanoma onset and progression. To this end, we cultured pure populations of mouse melanocytes and found that they had no detectable Cx43 and exhibited an inability for dye transfer indicating they were devoid of functional gap junctions. Given the evidence that melanomas acquire the expression of other connexin isoforms during tumor progression, we assessed if Cx43 was also expressed and assembled into gap junctions at any stage of human melanoma onset and progression to distant metastases. Nearly all primary melanomas within the epidermis lacked Cx43. In contrast, nodal metastases expressed low levels of Cx43 which was markedly higher in distant metastases that had invaded vital organs. Importantly, in all stages of melanoma progression, Cx43 could be detected in intracellular compartments but was rarely assembled into gap junctions indicative of functional gap junction channels. Overall, these studies suggest that melanocytes do not form Cx43 homocellular gap junctions and even though Cx43 levels increase during melanoma progression, this connexin rarely assembles into gap junction structures.

  19. Thymoquinone suppresses metastasis of melanoma cells by inhibition of NLRP3 inflammasome

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    Ahmad, Israr; Muneer, Kashiff M.; Tamimi, Iman A.; Chang, Michelle E.; Ata, Muhammad O. [Department of Dermatology and Skin Diseases Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL (United States); Yusuf, Nabiha, E-mail: nabiha@uab.edu [Department of Dermatology and Skin Diseases Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL (United States); Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL (United States); Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL (United States)

    2013-07-01

    The inflammasome is a multi-protein complex which when activated regulates caspase-1 activation and IL-1β and IL-18 secretion. The NLRP3 (NACHT, LRR, and pyrin domain-containing protein 3) inflammasome is constitutively assembled and activated in human melanoma cells. We have examined the inhibitory effect of thymoquinone (2-isopropyl-5-methylbenzo-1,4-quinone), a major ingredient of black seed obtained from the plant Nigella sativa on metastatic human (A375) and mouse (B16F10) melanoma cell lines. We have assessed whether thymoquinone inhibits metastasis of melanoma cells by targeting NLRP3 subunit of inflammasomes. Using an in vitro cell migration assay, we found that thymoquinone inhibited the migration of both human and mouse melanoma cells. The inhibitory effect of thymoquinone on metastasis was also observed in vivo in B16F10 mouse melanoma model. The inhibition of migration of melanoma cells by thymoquinone was accompanied by a decrease in expression of NLRP3 inflammasome resulting in decrease in proteolytic cleavage of caspase-1. Inactivation of caspase-1 by thymoquinone resulted in inhibition of IL-1β and IL-18. Treatment of mouse melanoma cells with thymoquinone also inhibited NF-κB activity. Furthermore, inhibition of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by thymoquinone resulted in partial inactivation of NLRP3 inflammasome. Thus, thymoquinone exerts its inhibitory effect on migration of human and mouse melanoma cells by inhibition of NLRP3 inflammasome. Thus, our results indicate that thymoquinone can be a potential immunotherapeutic agent not only as an adjuvant therapy for melanoma, but also, in the control and prevention of metastatic melanoma. - Highlights: • Thymoquinone causes inhibition of migration of melanoma cells. • Thymoquinone causes inhibition of metastasis in vivo. • Thymoquinone causes inhibition of migration by activation of NLRP3 inflammasome.

  20. Data Set for Pathology Reporting of Cutaneous Invasive Melanoma

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    Judge, Meagan J.; Evans, Alan; Frishberg, David P.; Prieto, Victor G.; Thompson, John F.; Trotter, Martin J.; Walsh, Maureen Y.; Walsh, Noreen M.G.; Ellis, David W.

    2013-01-01

    An accurate and complete pathology report is critical for the optimal management of cutaneous melanoma patients. Protocols for the pathologic reporting of melanoma have been independently developed by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), Royal College of Pathologists (United Kingdom) (RCPath), and College of American Pathologists (CAP). In this study, data sets, checklists, and structured reporting protocols for pathologic examination and reporting of cutaneous melanoma were analyzed by an international panel of melanoma pathologists and clinicians with the aim of developing a common, internationally agreed upon, evidence-based data set. The International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting cutaneous melanoma expert review panel analyzed the existing RCPA, RCPath, and CAP data sets to develop a protocol containing “required” (mandatory/core) and “recommended” (nonmandatory/noncore) elements. Required elements were defined as those that had agreed evidentiary support at National Health and Medical Research Council level III-2 level of evidence or above and that were unanimously agreed upon by the review panel to be essential for the clinical management, staging, or assessment of the prognosis of melanoma or fundamental for pathologic diagnosis. Recommended elements were those considered to be clinically important and recommended for good practice but with lesser degrees of supportive evidence. Sixteen core/required data elements for cutaneous melanoma pathology reports were defined (with an additional 4 core/required elements for specimens received with lymph nodes). Eighteen additional data elements with a lesser level of evidentiary support were included in the recommended data set. Consensus response values (permitted responses) were formulated for each data item. Development and agreement of this evidence-based protocol at an international level was accomplished in a timely and efficient manner, and the processes described herein may

  1. Inhibición dual de la neprilisina y del receptor de la angiotensina (ARNI: una alternativa en los pacientes con falla cardiaca

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    Beatriz Wills

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available La falla cardiaca (FC es la causa más común de admisión hospitalaria en adultos en el mundo. Además, de su importante prevalencia la FC tiene un alta tasa de mortalidad, se estima que aproximadamente el 50% de los pacientes con FC mueren a los 5 años posterior al egreso hospitalario. Esto ha motivado el desarrollo de nuevas terapias seguras y efectivas para el manejo de esta entidad. El LCZ696 es un inhibidor dual de la neprilisina y del receptor de angiotensina II que demostró en estudios de fase III disminuir el desenlace primario de muerte cardiovascular y hospitalización por empeoramiento de la FC y muerte global. Probablemente el LCZ696 se convertirá en la piedra angular del manejo en pacientes con FC con fracción de eyección deprimida.

  2. Dermoscopic appearance of an amelanotic mucosal melanoma

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    Blum, Andreas; Beck-Zoul, Ulrike; Held, Laura; Haase, Sylvie

    2016-01-01

    Background Hypomelanotic or amelanotic melanomas are challenging to identify, especially at mucosal sites. The dermoscopic clues to the diagnosis of mucosal melanomas have been reported to be structureless zones with the presence of blue, gray, or white colors. Case A female in her seventies noted a new lesion on the inside of her right labia that first appeared two months prior. Her past medical history was significant for rheumatoid arthritis requiring ongoing treatment with methotrexate for 20 years and adalimumab for 10 years. After no response to two weeks of local treatment for suspected herpes simplex infection, her gynecologist performed a skin biopsy. Based on the histopathological diagnosis of an amelanotic melanoma (Breslow thickness of 1.3 mm) the patient was referred to dermatology for further assessment. Polarized dermoscopy revealed a distinct asymmetric, sharply demarcated homogenous white papule (4 × 5 mm) as well as polymorphous vessels. Conclusion Dermoscopy may aid in the diagnosis of amelanotic mucosal melanomas. Our case revealed a structureless white area and polymorphous vessels. Additional clues to the diagnosis were the advanced age of the patient and the clinical presentation of a new lesion. PMID:27867742

  3. PPARalpha/gamma expression and activity in mouse and human melanocytes and melanoma cells.

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    Eastham, Linda L; Mills, Caroline N; Niles, Richard M

    2008-06-01

    We examined the expression of PPARs and the effects of PPARalpha and PPARgamma agonists on growth of mouse and human melanocytes and melanoma cells. PPARalpha,beta, and PPARgamma mRNA qualitative expression in melan-a mouse melanocytes, B16 mouse melanoma, human melanocytes, and A375 and SK-mel28 human melanoma cells was determined by RT-PCR, while quantitative PPARalpha mRNA levels were determined by QuantiGene assay. PPARalpha and PPARgamma protein was assessed by Western blotting. The effect of natural and synthetic PPAR ligands on cell growth was determined by either hemocytometer counting or crystal violet assay. PPAR transcriptional activity was determined by a PPRE-reporter gene assay, while knockdown of PPARalpha expression was achieved by transient transfection of siRNA. Both mouse and human melanoma cells produced more PPARalpha and PPARgamma protein compared to melanocytes. PPARalpha mRNA levels were elevated in human melanoma cells, but not in mouse melanoma cells relative to melanocytes. Silencing of PPARalpha in human melanoma cells did not alter cell proliferation or morphology. PPARgamma-selective agonists inhibited the growth of both mouse and human melanoma cells, while PPARalpha-selective agonists had limited effects. Increased expression of PPARalpha in melanoma relative to melanocytes may be a common occurrence, however its biologic significance remains to be determined. PPARgamma agonists may be useful for arresting the growth of some melanomas.

  4. 123. Intervención quirúrgica urgente en paciente varón joven con angiosarcoma primario cardíaco con diagnóstico de tromboembolismo pulmonar agudo

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    N. Miranda

    2012-04-01

    Conclusiones: Son infrecuentes los casos de sarcoma cardíaco primario publicados en la bibliografía y muy pocos los que han cursado como tromboembolismo pulmonar agudo. Este caso ilustra la enorme dificultad que presentan para un diagnóstico y tratamiento precoz que ofrezca unas mínimas expectativas de vida a medio plazo.

  5. Interactive Tailored Website to Promote Sun Protection and Skin Self-Check Behaviors in Patients With Stage 0-III Melanoma

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    Stage 0 Skin Melanoma; Stage I Skin Melanoma; Stage IA Skin Melanoma; Stage IB Skin Melanoma; Stage II Skin Melanoma; Stage IIA Skin Melanoma; Stage IIB Skin Melanoma; Stage IIC Skin Melanoma; Stage III Skin Melanoma; Stage IIIA Skin Melanoma; Stage IIIB Skin Melanoma; Stage IIIC Skin Melanoma

  6. Short-lived radiopharmaceuticals for the diagnosis of ocular melanoma

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    Packer, S.; Lambrecht, R.; Atkins, H.L.; Wolf, A.P.

    1974-01-01

    An experimental procedure has been established to evaluate radiopharmaceuticals for the specific purpose of melanoma detection by scintiscanning. By using the Greene melanoma in the hamster several labeled compounds were compared. Specifically the tumor uptake along with detailed analyses of uptake by various parts of the eye and body were determined in a hamster model. Of those short-lived radionuclides investigated 203 Pb-tris was the most promising as a non-invasive localizing agent for ocular melanoma and it should prove effective for ocular scintigraphy. (U.S.)

  7. Approach to Malign Melanoma in Anorectal Area

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    Huseyin Pulat

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Anorectal malign melanoma comprise 0.2-1 % of all malign melanoma. They are extremely aggressive. Most patients are lost beacuse of incurable systemic illness. In our study, we aim to evaluate the results of surgical and oncological follow-up of our patients that we operated because of anorectal malign melanoma. Material and Method: Our 4 patients operated because of anorectal malign melanoma between October 2008 and April 2013 were analysed. The patients were analysed in terms of demographic datas, complaint and its time, physical examination and imaging findings, treatment procedure, local recurrence or presence of metastasis and follow-up results.Results: Our study group comprised 4 people (2 men and 2 women with the mean age of 64,2 years. The main complaint was rectal bleeding. The avarage complaint duration was 7.5 months. In all patients, anorectal mass was detected after physical examination and imaging studies. Biopsies of the mass were reported to be consistent with malign melanoma. With the further studies, one patient was detected to have metastasis in liver. Abdominoperineal resection was applied to one patient after wide local excision and to three patients during the first aplication. The avarage follow-up time was 19,25 months. The avarage diameter of tumor was 3,9 cm. One patient was applied lymph node dissection because of recurrence in iliac region. The avarage stay time at hospital of the patients who had no postoperative problems was 9,7 days. During follow-up time, three of the patients died because of common metastasis. A patient followed regularly is still continuing his life without illness in his postoperative 22nd month. Discussion: Anorectal malign melanoma is a rare, with a bad prognosis and a late diagnosed entity as it has a similarity with benign illnesses which are mostly seen in anorectal area in terms of clinical symptoma. To correct the prognosis of the illness, the suitable surgery and adjuvant treatment

  8. A novel recurrent mutation in MITF predisposes to familial and sporadic melanoma

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    Yokoyama, Satoru; Woods, Susan L.; Boyle, Glen M.; Aoude, Lauren G.; MacGregor, Stuart; Zismann, Victoria; Gartside, Michael; Cust, Anne E.; Haq, Rizwan; Harland, Mark; Taylor, John C.; Duffy, David L.; Holohan, Kelly; Dutton-Regester, Ken; Palmer, Jane M.; Bonazzi, Vanessa; Stark, Mitchell S.; Symmons, Judith; Law, Matthew H.; Schmidt, Christopher; Lanagan, Cathy; O’Connor, Linda; Holland, Elizabeth A.; Schmid, Helen; Maskiell, Judith A.; Jetann, Jodie; Ferguson, Megan; Jenkins, Mark A.; Kefford, Richard F.; Giles, Graham G.; Armstrong, Bruce K.; Aitken, Joanne F.; Hopper, John L.; Whiteman, David C.; Pharoah, Paul D.; Easton, Douglas F.; Dunning, Alison M.; Newton-Bishop, Julia A.; Montgomery, Grant W.; Martin, Nicholas G.; Mann, Graham J.; Bishop, D. Timothy; Tsao, Hensin; Trent, Jeffrey M.; Fisher, David E.; Hayward, Nicholas K.; Brown, Kevin M.

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    So far, two familial melanoma genes have been identified, accounting for a minority of genetic risk in families. Mutations in CDKN2A account for approximately 40% of familial cases1, and predisposing mutations in CDK4 have been reported in a very small number of melanoma kindreds2. To identify other familial melanoma genes, here we conducted whole-genome sequencing of probands from several melanoma families, identifying one individual carrying a novel germline variant (coding DNA sequence c.G1075A; protein sequence p.E318K; rs149617956) in the melanoma-lineage-specific oncogene microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF). Although the variant co-segregated with melanoma in some but not all cases in the family, linkage analysis of 31 families subsequently identified to carry the variant generated a log odds ratio (lod) score of 2.7 under a dominant model, indicating E318K as a possible intermediate risk variant. Consistent with this, the E318K variant was significantly associated with melanoma in a large Australian case–control sample. Likewise, it was similarly associated in an independent case–control sample from the United Kingdom. In the Australian sample, the variant allele was significantly over-represented in cases with a family history of melanoma, multiple primary melanomas, or both. The variant allele was also associated with increased naevus count and non-blue eye colour. Functional analysis of E318K showed that MITF encoded by the variant allele had impaired sumoylation and differentially regulated several MITF targets. These data indicate that MITF is a melanoma-predisposition gene and highlight the utility of whole-genome sequencing to identify novel rare variants associated with disease susceptibility. PMID:22080950

  9. MAGE-A1 promotes melanoma proliferation and migration through C-JUN activation

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    Wang, Dong [Department of Dermatology, General Hospital of People' s Liberation Army, Beijing 100853 (China); The 309th Hospital of China People' s Liberation Army, Beijing 100091 (China); Wang, Junyun; Ding, Nan [CAS Key Laboratory of Genome Sciences and Information, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Li, Yongjun; Yang, Yaran [CAS Key Laboratory of Genome Sciences and Information, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101 (China); Fang, Xiangdong, E-mail: fangxd@big.ac.cn [CAS Key Laboratory of Genome Sciences and Information, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101 (China); Zhao, Hua, E-mail: luckhua301@163.com [Department of Dermatology, General Hospital of People' s Liberation Army, Beijing 100853 (China)

    2016-05-13

    MAGE-A1 belongs to the chromosome X-clustered genes of cancer-testis antigen family and is normally expressed in the human germ line but is also overexpressed in various tumors. Previous studies of MAGE-A1 in melanoma mainly focused on methylation changes or its role in immunotherapy, however, its biological functions in melanoma have remained unknown. In order to determine the role of MAGE-A1 in melanoma growth and metastasis, we manipulated melanoma cell lines with overexpression and knockdown of MAGE-A1. Integration of cell proliferation assays, transwell migration and invasion assays, and RNA-Seq analysis revealed that up-regulation of MAGE-A1 dramatically promoted proliferation, migration, and invasion of human melanoma cell lines in vitro, while down-regulation of MAGE-A1 inhibited those characteristics associated with tumor cells. Furthermore, transcriptome sequencing revealed that MAGE-A1 exerts its tumor promoting activity by activating p-C-JUN directly or through ERK-MAPK signaling pathways. Based on our findings, we propose that MAGE-A1 may be a potential therapeutic target for melanoma patients. - Highlights: • MAGE-A1 promotes proliferation and clone formation in melanoma cell lines. • MAGE-A1 enhances tumor cell migration and invasion in melanoma cell lines. • Network including C-JUN, IL8, and ARHGAP29 play critical role in malignant melanoma. • Oncogenic MAGE-A1 increases p-C-JUN levels, possibly via ERK-MAPK signaling pathway.

  10. Estudios bioarqueológicos en el sitio Los Tres Cerros 1 (Delta Superior del río Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina

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    Clara Scabuzzo

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de los estudios bioarqueológicos efectuados en la serie de esqueletos humanos del sitio Los Tres Cerros 1 (departamento de Victoria, Entre Ríos, Argentina, una estructura antropogénica monticular ocupada entre ca. 1227 y 560 años AP por cazadores, recolectores, pescadores y horticultores, asignados a la entidad arqueológica Goya-Malabrigo. Las investigaciones bioarqueológicas se enfocaron en determinar la estructura sexo-etaria de la muestra, estudiar las lesiones óseas y analizar las prácticas mortuorias. De acuerdo a estos estudios, en el sitio se enterraron al menos 16 individuos de distintos grupos etarios y ambos sexos. La variabilidad de modos de disponer a los muertos incluye entierros primarios, secundarios y elementos óseos dispersos. Algunos huesos presentaban termoalteración y ocre sobre la superficie. Se discuten estas evidencias a nivel regional con otros sitios del Delta del Paraná con presencia de esqueletos humanos asignados a la entidad Goya-Malabrigo.

  11. Profile of ipilimumab and its role in the treatment of metastatic melanoma

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    Patel SP

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Sapna P Patel, Scott E WoodmanMelanoma Medical Oncology Department, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USAAbstract: Melanoma is an immunogenic cancer. However, the ability of the immune system to eradicate melanoma tumors is affected by intrinsic negative regulatory mechanisms. Multiple immune-modulatory therapies are currently being developed to optimize the immune response to melanoma tumors. Two recent Phase III studies using the monoclonal antibody ipilimumab, which targets the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen (CTLA-4, a negative regulator of T-cell activation, have demonstrated improvement in overall survival of metastatic melanoma patients. This review highlights the clinical trial data that supports the efficacy of ipilimumab, the immune-related response criteria used to evaluate clinical response, and side-effect profile associated with ipilimumab treatment.Keywords: ipilimumab, melanoma, T-cells, CTLA-4

  12. Local melanoma recurrences in the scar after limited surgery for primary tumor

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    Drzewiecki, K T; Andersson, A P

    1995-01-01

    The clinical and histologic records of 46 consecutive patients were reviewed who during the period 1980-1993 had recurrence from melanoma in the scar after limited surgery for a skin tumor. They constituted about 50% of all patients admitted with local recurrence from melanoma during this period....... At reexamination of the primary tumors, 16 were found to be malignant melanomas and 9 were nevi (four atypical and five benign). Twenty-one were missing, 11 of which had never been set for histologic examination. The median thickness of nine measurable melanomas was 0.66 mm. The recurrences in scar consisted of 34...... recurrences in the form of a new primary in a scar following limited surgery supports the theory of limited field change around a primary melanoma. Furthermore, limited procedures for primary melanoma, if followed by a recurrence in the scar, worsen the prognosis....

  13. miR-193b Regulates Mcl-1 in Melanoma.

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    Chen, Jiamin; Zhang, Xiao; Lentz, Cindy; Abi-Daoud, Marie; Paré, Geneviève C; Yang, Xiaolong; Feilotter, Harriet E; Tron, Victor A

    2011-11-01

    MicroRNAs play important roles in gene regulation, and their expression is frequently dysregulated in cancer cells. In a previous study, we reported that miR-193b represses cell proliferation and regulates cyclin D1 in melanoma cells, suggesting that miR-193b could act as a tumor suppressor. Herein, we demonstrate that miR-193b also down-regulates myeloid cell leukemia sequence 1 (Mcl-1) in melanoma cells. MicroRNA microarray profiling revealed that miR-193b is expressed at a significantly lower level in malignant melanoma than in benign nevi. Consistent with this, Mcl-1 is detected at a higher level in malignant melanoma than in benign nevi. In a survey of melanoma samples, the level of Mcl-1 is inversely correlated with the level of miR-193b. Overexpression of miR-193b in melanoma cells represses Mcl-1 expression. Previous studies showed that Mcl-1 knockdown cells are hypersensitive to ABT-737, a small-molecule inhibitor of Bcl-2, Bcl-X(L), and Bcl-w. Similarly, overexpression of miR-193b restores ABT-737 sensitivity to ABT-737-resistant cells. Furthermore, the effect of miR-193b on the expression of Mcl-1 seems to be mediated by direct interaction between miR-193b and seed and seedless pairing sequences in the 3' untranslated region of Mcl-1 mRNA. Thus, this study provides evidence that miR-193b directly regulates Mcl-1 and that down-regulation of miR-193b in vivo could be an early event in melanoma progression. Copyright © 2011 American Society for Investigative Pathology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. PET and SPECT imaging of melanoma: the state of the art

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    Wei, Weijun [Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People' s Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Shanghai (China); University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Radiology, Madison, WI (United States); Ehlerding, Emily B. [University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Medical Physics, Madison, WI (United States); Lan, Xiaoli [Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China); Hubei Key Laboratory of Molecular Imaging, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Wuhan (China); Luo, Quanyong [Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People' s Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Shanghai (China); Cai, Weibo [University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Radiology, Madison, WI (United States); University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Medical Physics, Madison, WI (United States); University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, Madison, WI (United States)

    2018-01-15

    Melanoma represents the most aggressive form of skin cancer, and its incidence continues to rise worldwide. {sup 18}F-FDG PET imaging has transformed diagnostic nuclear medicine and has become an essential component in the management of melanoma, but still has its drawbacks. With the rapid growth in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, a variety of promising probes that enable early diagnosis and detection of melanoma have been developed. The substantial preclinical success of melanin- and peptide-based probes has recently resulted in the translation of several radiotracers to clinical settings for noninvasive imaging and treatment of melanoma in humans. In this review, we focus on the latest developments in radiolabeled molecular imaging probes for melanoma in preclinical and clinical settings, and discuss the challenges and opportunities for future development. (orig.)

  15. PET and SPECT imaging of melanoma: the state of the art

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    Wei, Weijun; Ehlerding, Emily B.; Lan, Xiaoli; Luo, Quanyong; Cai, Weibo

    2018-01-01

    Melanoma represents the most aggressive form of skin cancer, and its incidence continues to rise worldwide. 18 F-FDG PET imaging has transformed diagnostic nuclear medicine and has become an essential component in the management of melanoma, but still has its drawbacks. With the rapid growth in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, a variety of promising probes that enable early diagnosis and detection of melanoma have been developed. The substantial preclinical success of melanin- and peptide-based probes has recently resulted in the translation of several radiotracers to clinical settings for noninvasive imaging and treatment of melanoma in humans. In this review, we focus on the latest developments in radiolabeled molecular imaging probes for melanoma in preclinical and clinical settings, and discuss the challenges and opportunities for future development. (orig.)

  16. Melanoma cells revive an embryonic transcriptional network to dictate phenotypic heterogeneity.

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    Vandamme, Niels; Berx, Geert

    2014-01-01

    Compared to the overwhelming amount of literature describing how epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-inducing transcription factors orchestrate cellular plasticity in embryogenesis and epithelial cells, the functions of these factors in non-epithelial contexts, such as melanoma, are less clear. Melanoma is an aggressive tumor arising from melanocytes, endowed with unique features of cellular plasticity. The reversible phenotype-switching between differentiated and invasive phenotypes is increasingly appreciated as a mechanism accounting for heterogeneity in melanoma and is driven by oncogenic signaling and environmental cues. This phenotypic switch is coupled with an intriguing and somewhat counterintuitive signaling switch of EMT-inducing transcription factors. In contrast to carcinomas, different EMT-inducing transcription factors have antagonizing effects in