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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230133/invasive-insular-thyroid-carcinoma-presenting-as-nonparalytic-dysphonia
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Blake S Raggio, Blair M Barton, Maria C Grant, Judith A Fornadley, Jeffrey P Marino
Background: Patients with suspected thyroid malignancy often undergo preoperative laryngeal examination with a focus on vocal fold mobility. We present the unique case of a patient with invasive thyroid carcinoma who presented with dysphonia despite intact vocal fold motion. Case Report: A 73-year-old female with a remote thyroid lobectomy presented with dysphonia. Thyroid ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration revealed a 1.1-cm nodule consistent with a colloid cyst...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230132/primary-undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma-of-the-penis
#2
Hyung Sun Yoo, Suma Satti, Marc Matrana
Background: Primary penile sarcoma is a rare disease that affects men of all ages. Different subtypes of primary penile sarcoma exist, with the rarest being pleomorphic sarcoma. Delays in presentation and diagnosis of primary penile sarcoma have been reported because of its benign-appearing presenting features and rarity. If penile sarcoma is left untreated, the clinical consequence is metastasis that is fatal in most cases. Case Report: We report an extremely rare case of undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma of the penis in a 59-year-old patient who initially presented with a slow-growing penile nodule...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230131/body-art-confounding-a-case-of-breast-cancer
#3
Lena Gowharji, Dana Smetherman, Brett Roberts
Background: Heavy metals in tattoo ink can be deposited in axillary lymph nodes, mimicking malignant calcifications. High-density foci in axillary lymph nodes can be the sequelae of a benign or malignant process. Case Report: A 34-year-old female presented with left breast discomfort. Mammography showed suspicious left breast calcifications for which biopsy revealed multicentric ductal carcinoma in situ. Imaging also showed high-density foci in her left axillary lymph nodes suspicious for nodal metastases; however, biopsy of the lymph nodes found the high-density foci to be pigment-laden histiocytes from tattoo ink metallic deposits...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230130/periampullary-carcinoma-unusual-sites-of-metastasis
#4
Anju Bansal, Varsha Dalal, Manveen Kaur, Fouzia Siraj
Background: Periampullary neoplasms include carcinomas of the duodenum, ampulla of Vater, distal common bile duct, and pancreas. The aggressive course of these neoplasms is attributable to the delay in diagnosis, as patients have no symptoms until advanced stages of the disease. More than half of patients have distant metastasis at the time of diagnosis. The most frequent sites of metastasis are the liver, lymph nodes, peritoneum, lung, bone, kidney, and, rarely the skin. Case Report: We report the case of a 45-year-old female patient with adenocarcinoma of the ampulla of Vater metastasizing to the right parietal skull with overlying cutaneous involvement 1 year after a Whipple procedure...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230129/paraneoplastic-cardiac-involvement-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-dermatomyositis-sine-dermatitis
#5
Htoo Kyaw, Atif Z Shaikh, Cesar Ayala-Rodriguez, Misra Deepika
Background: Dermatomyositis is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy that has been established as one of the many paraneoplastic phenomena. Cardiac involvement can occur with dermatomyositis but has rarely been reported in the literature because symptoms are usually subclinical. Case Report: A 72-year-old female presented with generalized weakness for 1 month after a recent diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma. Her weakness was attributed to a myopathic process that was identified as dermatomyositis after muscle biopsy...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230128/sigmoid-colonic-polyp-as-initial-presentation-of-metastatic-papillary-renal-cell-carcinoma
#6
Andrew C Berry, Rahman Nakshabendi, Ozdemir Kanar, Wayne Cai, Mohan Persaud
Background: Upon initial presentation, 25%-30% of patients with renal cell carcinoma have metastatic disease. Metastasis to the gastrointestinal tract is rare, but when it occurs, the large bowel is the least common site. Case Report: A 75-year-old white male presented with vague abdominal symptoms and worsening hemoglobin and hematocrit levels. Colonoscopy revealed a polyp in the distal portion of the sigmoid colon. Histologic and immunohistochemical analysis suggested metastatic papillary renal cell carcinoma...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230127/intraarterial-liver-directed-therapies-the-role-of-interventional-oncology
#7
REVIEW
Jenson Ma, Juan Martin Gimenez, Tyler Sandow, Daniel Devun, David Kirsch, Paul Gulotta, Patrick Gilbert, Dennis Kay
Background: Since the early 1990s, the minimally invasive image-guided therapies used in interventional oncology to treat hepatocellular carcinoma have continued to evolve. Additionally, the range of applications has been expanded to the treatment of hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, cholangiocarcinoma, breast cancer, melanoma, and sarcoma. Methods: We searched the literature to identify publications from 1990 to the present on various image-guided intraarterial therapies and their efficacy, as well as their role in the management of primary and secondary liver malignancies...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230126/endocrine-therapy-for-early-breast-cancer-updated-review
#8
REVIEW
Alexander Tremont, Jonathan Lu, John T Cole
Background: Although breast cancer is still the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths, breast cancer mortality has been declining because of advances in the use of adjuvant therapies. Methods: We summarize clinical trials involving endocrine therapies used to treat early breast cancer and discuss their inception and recent advances. Results: Endocrine therapies such as tamoxifen have revolutionized the treatment of breast cancer, resulting in significant decreases in cancer-related mortality...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230125/older-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-treatment-challenges-and-future-directions
#9
REVIEW
Laura Finn, Andrew Dalovisio, James Foran
Background: Even though acute myeloid leukemia (AML) occurs most commonly in adults ≥60 years, the treatment of AML in older patients remains a significant challenge. Methods: We reviewed the current literature regarding patient assessment tools, treatment options, and current therapies in clinical trial for patients with AML who are ≥60 years. Results: Our approach to the older patient with AML is evolving with better understanding of the unique disease epidemiology in this population and the development of tools to assess individual patient functional status, including grading systems for comorbidities, geriatric assessment tools, and measurements of frailty...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230124/oncology-and-palliative-medicine-providing-comprehensive-care-for-patients-with-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Laura Finn, Alva Roche Green, Sonia Malhotra
Background: Despite the evidence for the fundamental need for palliative medicine services in the practice of oncology, integration of these medical specialties remains a clinical challenge. Methods: We reviewed the current literature regarding the practice of palliative medicine in the field of oncology, examining randomized clinical trials of palliative medicine services in advanced cancer, models of palliative medicine delivery, studies of cost effectiveness, and national palliative medicine practice and referral guidelines...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230123/molecular-targets-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#11
REVIEW
Ryan Griffin, Robert A Ramirez
Background: Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States among men and women, and it is the most common cause of cancer-related death. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) represents approximately 85% of all lung cancer cases. Historically, patients with metastatic NSCLC received similar cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens. Genotyping studies have revealed genetic/molecular abnormalities in lung cancer. These driver mutations render a cancer dependent on that specific mutation's biochemical pathway for its growth and survival...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230122/the-role-of-checkpoint-inhibition-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Jonathan Lu, Robert A Ramirez
Background: The development of immune checkpoint inhibitors has revolutionized the treatment of cancer. Their use in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains in its infancy, but rapid progress has been made in treating metastatic NSCLC. Methods: This article outlines the role of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of malignancy and reviews clinical trials of novel immunotherapies in the setting of metastatic NSCLC. Results: Traditional chemotherapy with a platinum-based doublet has long been the backbone in the treatment of metastatic NSCLC...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230121/leptomeningeal-disease-and-the-evolving-role-of-molecular-targeted-therapy-and-immunotherapy
#13
REVIEW
Katharine Hall Thomas, Robert A Ramirez
Background: Leptomeningeal disease (LMD) is a complication that results from solid tumor metastasis. Prognosis is extremely poor. As therapeutic options for solid tumors improve, the rate of LMD continues to increase. Until recently, treatment has been limited to radiation therapy, intrathecal chemotherapy, and systemic chemotherapy, with an overall survival of 2-3 months. Targeted molecular therapy and immunotherapies are promising new options for increasing overall survival and clinical improvement; however, optimal clinical management remains unknown...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230120/the-relationship-between-regional-anesthesia-and-cancer-a-metaanalysis
#14
REVIEW
Ravi K Grandhi, Samuel Lee, Alaa Abd-Elsayed
Background: Some studies have suggested using epidural analgesia after cancer surgery to reduce metastasis. This article examines the relationship between regional anesthesia (RA) and cancer metastasis in an array of cancers. Methods: We conducted a review of the literature using PubMed and included 67,577 patients across 28 studies in a metaanalysis, evaluating the hazard ratios (HRs) of overall survival, recurrence-free survival, and biochemical recurrence-free survival...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230119/a-potential-additional-variable-to-consider-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ
#15
Katherine Chaisson, Amy Rivere, Ralph Corsetti, Tova Weiss, George M Fuhrman
Background: HER2/neu is a potentially interesting variable that has been demonstrated to have a profound impact on the management of invasive breast carcinoma, and we performed this study to evaluate the differences between HER2-positive and HER2-negative ductal carcinoma in situ. The impetus for this study was our poor recruitment to the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Protocol B-43 trial that was designed to evaluate the potential role of trastuzumab in breast conservation therapy for patients with HER2-positive ductal carcinoma in situ...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230118/prognostic-factors-in-typical-and-atypical-pulmonary-carcinoids
#16
Robert A Ramirez, David T Beyer, Anne E Diebold, Brianne A Voros, Maria M Chester, Yi-Zarn Wang, J Philip Boudreaux, Eugene A Woltering, Ann-Porter Uhlhorn, Pamela Ryan, Richard J Campeau, Lowell B Anthony
Background: Typical and atypical carcinoids represent approximately 2% of all lung tumors. Survival of patients with typical bronchial carcinoids, unlike the survival of patients with most lung tumors, is generally long but dependent on stage. We report the findings of the Ochsner Medical Center/Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center neuroendocrine tumor (NET) program. Methods: A database with all patients seen at the Ochsner Medical Center/LSU NET program was queried for patients with bronchopulmonary NET...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230117/outcomes-of-patients-with-late-relapse-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-treated-with-targeted-therapies-a-single-institution-experience
#17
John Kucharczyk, Kamal Mandalapu, Suma Satti, Marc R Matrana
Background: Late relapse with presentation of metastatic disease >5 years after nephrectomy with curative intent is a known behavior of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), but data on outcomes, especially regarding targeted therapies, are limited. In this study, we analyze clinicopathologic features and response to targeted therapy in patients with late-relapse metastatic RCC (mRCC). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed clinical data on consecutive patients treated with targeted therapy for mRCC diagnosed >5 years after nephrectomy with curative intent...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230116/overall-survival-associated-with-ileostomy-closure-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer-before-and-after-adjuvant-therapy
#18
Shaun R Brown, Behram Khan, Heather J Green, David E Beck
Background: A diverting loop ileostomy is commonly constructed to protect a distal anastomosis after proctectomy for rectal cancer. Little data are available on whether closing the ileostomy before or after adjuvant chemotherapy affects survival. Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of patients with rectal cancer who underwent a low anterior resection with diverting loop ileostomy followed by adjuvant chemotherapy at Ochsner Medical Center. The primary outcome was the long-term survival in patients who had their loop ileostomies closed before chemotherapy (BC) vs after chemotherapy (AC)...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230115/interval-colorectal-cancers-at-ochsner-medical-center-where-do-we-stand
#19
Felicia Humphrey, Mariella Gastañaduy, James Smith, Charles B Whitlow
Background: An interval colorectal cancer is a cancer diagnosed prior to the recommended follow-up time from a previously negative colonoscopy. These cancers are thought to arise from a rapidly growing cancer, missed cancer, or incompletely resected adenomas. Our study aimed to identify interval cancers diagnosed during a 4-year period and to identify any potential risk factors associated with these cancers. Secondly, we compared our interval colorectal cancer rate with other published rates...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230114/building-a-phase-1-cancer-research-program-lessons-learned-and-progress-made
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EDITORIAL
Marc R Matrana, Julia Cook
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