Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy due to a primary carcinoid prostatic tumour in a three-year-old child: a case report

We present an extremely rare case of a 3-year-old child with a primary carcinoid tumour of the prostate. A 3-year-old boy presented with failure to thrive, constipation, recurrent respiratory tract infections and pain in the genital area. His karyotype was normal and cystic fibrosis and coeliac disease were excluded prior to further investigation. An abdominopelvic CT scan revealed a prostatic mass. Transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy was therefore performed and pathological examination revealed a carcinoid tumour.
Source: Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research

Related Links:

In conclusion, the bio-composite M-HAP/PSSG is better scaffold for coating on the surface of Ti implant for orthopedic implantation.Graphical abstract
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsBoth 18F-HX4 and 18F-FMISO PET/CT can be used as biomarkers for tumor hypoxia and radiotherapy-associated changes. The clinical utilization of these two PET tracers needs to be further validated.
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Women with deep invasive endometriosis who underwent IVF do not seem to be exposed to a substantially increased risk of recurrence/disease progression. Larger evidence from independent groups is however required for a definitive conclusion. PMID: 31517304 [PubMed]
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol X Source Type: research
Conclusions: A wide variety of analgesia protocols are used. The three most frequently used are i.v. administered opioids, i.m. administered opioids, and non-sedative oral analgesics. The variety of analgesia protocols is not desirable in the context of good clinical practice, and considering the risks of combining opioids and benzodiazepines. Monitoring of vital functions was only performed after administration of i.v. medication. A comparison of the pain scores could be a first step in finding the optimal method of analgesia, thereby forming the basis of guidelines for analgesia during oocyte retrieval. PMID: 31517299 [PubMed]
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol X Source Type: research
Abstract Derivatization is frequently used in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) to improve the ionization characteristics of analytes, and facilitate their structural elucidation and quantification. However, the off-line derivatization process usually requires more analysis time. Therefore, the present work develops a novel LC/post-column derivatization (PCD)/MS (LC-PCD-MS) method for rapid detection of aldehydes in complex samples. The PCD method is based on a bisulfite addition reaction with aldehydes that can be easily conducted by mixing the LC elute with an (NH4)2SO3 solution via a tee. The resu...
Source: Talanta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Talanta Source Type: research
Abstract In the present work, an analytical approach for the voltammetric detection and prediction of adulteration of fresh cow milk with reconstituted skim milk powder is developed. After precipitation of milk proteins upon addition of ethanol and centrifugation, the supernatant liquid of the samples was analyzed by cyclic voltammetry on a novel graphite/SiO2 hybrid working electrode (GSiHE) using LiClO4 as electrolyte. Under these conditions, fresh milk samples gave broadened peaks/plateaus in both forward and backward potential scanning, attributed mainly to oxidases. Such peaks were not evident in the case of ...
Source: Talanta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Talanta Source Type: research
Abstract Proteinase K (ProK) is used for the degradation of proteins in cell lysates to isolate nucleic acids, and for the speciation of proteins for mass spectrometry analysis. In this work, a novel and sensitive immobilization process was developed for examination of protein mixtures by combining MALDI-ToF-MS and nLC-TIMS-ToF-MS/MS systems. To achieve these goals, magnetic nanoparticles (MPs) were prepared via thermal coprecipitation reaction under alkaline condition. The MPs were grafted with a silica layer (i.e., 3-(2,3-epoxypropoxy) propyltrimethoxysilane; EPTES) containing reactive epoxy groups. Then, the si...
Source: Talanta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Talanta Source Type: research
Abstract Organic compounds and vegetable origin oils are subject to scratiny in the photonics and nonlinear optics area, due to their high non-linear response: a characteristic linked to the molecular nature of these compounds and their own chemical bond. In the food industry, quick and non-invasive studies are needed to evaluate the nutritional quality of edible products. The nonlinear optical response of 4 vegetable oils was analyzed: extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), extra virgin sesame oil (EVSO), extra refined linseed oil (ERLO) and virgin avocado oil (VAVO), using the Z-scan technique. Where the third order ele...
Source: Talanta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Talanta Source Type: research
In this study, we developed an impedimetric sensor system by using molecularly cortisol imprinted acrylamide polymers on fullerene modified carbon electrode to detect cortisol in real saliva samples. The polymer layer was formed on fullerene modified screen printed carbon electrodes with the ratio of 1:2 (cortisol:acrylamide) and ammonium persulfate (APS) was used as the initiator of polymerization. The sensor surface was investigated by cyclic voltammetry (CV), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Performances of the electrode were determined as follows; calibration curve wa...
Source: Talanta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Talanta Source Type: research
michowski P Abstract A simple, rapid and efficient methodology was developed for the extraction and determination of heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs) in cigarette and forest fire ash samples based on a novel Ultrasound-Assisted Dispersive Solid-liquid Microextraction (UA-DSLME) coupled to polyurethane foam (PUF) mini-column as a clean-up strategy and on-line determination by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The optimal working conditions were found by (i) application of two-level full factorial designs and (ii) implementation of a response surface methodology based on the second-order ...
Source: Talanta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Talanta Source Type: research
More News: Cancer & Oncology | Carcinoid Tumor | Celiac Disease | Children | Coeliac Disease | Constipation | CT Scan | Cystic Fibrosis | Pain | PET Scan | Prostatectomy | Respiratory Medicine | Ultrasound | Urology & Nephrology