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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891535/doppler-sonographic-evaluation-of-venogenic-extremity-swellings-analysis-of-170-patients-from-kano-nigeria
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A Ismail, A M Tabari, K Isyaku
INTRODUCTION: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a serious problem that can potentially lead to many complications including life-threatening pulmonary arterial thrombosis. Screening and confirmation of the diagnosis are critical in the care of this condition. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of Doppler sonography in diagnosing DVT and to illustrate the pattern in 170 suspected cases from our local environment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted at our department over 18 months...
August 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890157/the-cumulative-burden-of-surviving-childhood-cancer-an-initial-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort-study-sjlife
#2
Nickhill Bhakta, Qi Liu, Kirsten K Ness, Malek Baassiri, Hesham Eissa, Frederick Yeo, Wassim Chemaitilly, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Johnnie Bass, Michael W Bishop, Kyla Shelton, Lu Lu, Sujuan Huang, Zhenghong Li, Eric Caron, Jennifer Lanctot, Carrie Howell, Timothy Folse, Vijaya Joshi, Daniel M Green, Daniel A Mulrooney, Gregory T Armstrong, Kevin R Krull, Tara M Brinkman, Raja B Khan, Deo K Srivastava, Melissa M Hudson, Yutaka Yasui, Leslie L Robison
BACKGROUND: Survivors of childhood cancer develop early and severe chronic health conditions (CHCs). A quantitative landscape of morbidity of survivors, however, has not been described. We aimed to describe the cumulative burden of curative cancer therapy in a clinically assessed ageing population of long-term survivors of childhood cancer. METHODS: The St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (SJLIFE) retrospectively collected data on CHCs in all patients treated for childhood cancer at the St Jude Children's Research Hospital who survived 10 years or longer from initial diagnosis and were 18 years or older as of June 30, 2015...
September 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884744/pulmonary-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-with-adenocarcinoma-like-features-napsin-a-expression-and-genomic-alterations
#3
Natasha Rekhtman, Catherine M Pietanza, Joshua Sabari, Joseph Montecalvo, Hangjun Wang, Omar Habeeb, Kyuichi Kadota, Prasad Adusumilli, Charles M Rudin, Marc Ladanyi, William D Travis, Philippe Joubert
Pulmonary large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is a highly aggressive malignancy, which was recently found to comprise three major genomic subsets: small cell carcinoma-like, non-small cell carcinoma (predominantly adenocarcinoma)-like, and carcinoid-like. To further characterize adenocarcinoma-like subset, here we analyzed the expression of exocrine marker napsin A, along with TTF-1, in a large series of LCNECs (n=112), and performed detailed clinicopathologic and genomic analysis of napsin A-positive cases...
September 8, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884037/new-insights-about-pulmonary-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-review-of-the-literature-and-two-case-reports
#4
Romeu Duarte Mesquita, Marta Sousa, Carmen Trinidad, Eugénia Pinto, Iosu Antón Badiola
Pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (PEH) is a rare neoplasm of vascular origin. There are three different major imaging patterns identified in thoracic manifestation of epithelioid hemangioendothelioma: (1) multiple pulmonary nodules; (2) multiple pulmonary reticulonodular opacities; and (3) diffuse infiltrative pleural thickening. Radiographically, presence of bilateral multiple nodules is the most common pattern of presentation. The diagnosis is made on the basis of histopathological findings and confirmed by positive immunohistochemistry staining...
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878648/acquired-pulmonary-arteriovenous-fistula-within-metastasis-from-choriocarcinoma-a-case-report
#5
Tassia Yamanari, Marcio Sawamura, Hye Ju Lee, Chang Kai Chi, Artur Katz
Choriocarcinoma is a highly malignant neoplasm arising from the trophoblast of a human pregnancy, which may have distant spread to multiple organs, particularly to the lung. We report a case of a pulmonary arteriovenous fistula that developed after chemotherapy within a choriocarcinoma metastasis. A 24-year-old female with a history of uterine choriocarcinoma presented with multiple hypervascular pulmonary nodules on the initial chest computed tomography (CT) scan, consistent with lung metastases. Four months after chemotherapy, follow-up chest CT revealed a decrease in the size and vascularity of the lung metastases, except for 1 nodule that persisted with marked contrast enhancement and developed a communication with a pulmonary artery and vein...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868028/primary-cystic-pleuropulmonary-synovial-sarcoma-presenting-as-recurrent-pneumothorax
#6
Eric D Johnson, Erinn Downs-Kelly, David A Bull, H Evin Gulbahce
Primary pleuropulmonary synovial sarcomas are quite rare, representing 0.1-0.5% of all pulmonary malignancies. We report an entirely cystic monophasic synovial sarcoma in a 25-year-old male who presented with recurrent pneumothorax and no evidence of a mass lesion on imaging. The purpose of this case report is to increase awareness of neoplasms clinically presenting as a pneumothorax with no imagining evidence of a mass-forming lesion and emphasize the significance of fluorescent in situ hybridization testing in nontypical synovial sarcoma cases...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859030/treatment-of-refractory-infantile-hemangiomas-and-pulmonary-hypertension-with-sirolimus-in-a-pediatric-patient
#7
Kelley K Hutchins, Robert D Ross, Daisuke Kobayashi, Alissa Martin, Madhvi Rajpurkar
Infantile hemangioma is a benign vascular neoplasm that spontaneously involutes over time. Management, when needed, consists of medications, laser treatment and surgical excision. We describe a 3-year-old girl who presented shortly after birth with diffuse cutaneous hemangiomas, hepatosplenomegaly with liver lesions, anemia, and acute heart failure. She was diagnosed with hepatic and cutaneous infantile hemangioma based on skin biopsy. She developed progressive pulmonary hypertension with numerous pulmonary nodules suspicious for pulmonary arteriovenous malformations...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855107/multicentric-visceral-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-with-extremity-dermal-deposits-unusual-late-recurrence-on-the-nasal-bridge-and-tfe3-gene-rearrangement
#8
Khin Thway, Thomas Mentzel, Conal M Perrett, Eduardo Calonje
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a malignant neoplasm with vascular differentiation that most frequently occurs within soft tissues, bone, lung and liver. It is histologically typified by epithelioid or spindle cells present singly or in cords or clusters, many with cytoplasmic vacuoles that can contain intraluminal erythrocytes (in keeping with primitive vascular differentiation), within myxohyaline or sclerotic matrix. Up to 50% present with synchronous lesions as multifocal disease. The WWTR1-CAMTA1 fusion has been demonstrated in EHEs at a variety of sites and is considered to represent its genetic hallmark...
August 27, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843763/metastatic-basal-cell-adenocarcinoma-of-submandibular-gland-to-the-spine-an-extremely-rare-condition-a-case-report
#9
Tinnakorn Pluemvitayaporn, Sombat Kunakornsawat, Chaiwat Piyaskulkaew, Pritsanai Pruttikul, Warongporn Pongpinyopap
Basal cell adenocarcinomas (BCACs) are rare malignant neoplasms of salivary glands, accounting for less than 1% of salivary gland tumors. Few cases of distant metastases have been reported. To our knowledge, metastases to the spine have not been previously reported in the literature. We presented an unusual case of a 50-year-old Thai male, who was diagnosed as basal cell adenocarcinoma of submandibular gland with pulmonary and cervical spine metastases with progressive myelopathy, treated with wide surgical resection of the soft tissue tumor and modified radical neck dissection, anterior cervical total corpectomy with fusion combined with posterior decompression and fusion of the cervical spine and surgical wound coverage by anterolateral thigh free tissue transfer, followed by adjuvant radiotherapy...
August 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836991/modeling-dna%C3%A2-damage-induced-pneumopathy-in-mice-insight-from-danger-signaling-cascades
#10
REVIEW
Florian Wirsdörfer, Verena Jendrossek
Radiation-induced pneumonitis and fibrosis represent severe and dose-limiting side effects in the radiotherapy of thorax-associated neoplasms leading to decreased quality of life or - as a consequence of treatment with suboptimal radiation doses - to fatal outcomes by local recurrence or metastatic disease. It is assumed that the initial radiation-induced damage to the resident cells triggers a multifaceted damage-signalling cascade in irradiated normal tissues including a multifactorial secretory program. The resulting pro-inflammatory and pro-angiogenic microenvironment triggers a cascade of events that can lead within weeks to a pronounced lung inflammation (pneumonitis) or after months to excessive deposition of extracellular matrix molecules and tissue scarring (pulmonary fibrosis)...
August 24, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834662/human-immunodeficiency-virus-associated-heart-failure-in-sub-saharan-africa-evolution-in-the-epidemiology-pathophysiology-and-clinical-manifestations-in-the-antiretroviral-era
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REVIEW
Ntobeko A B Ntusi, Mpiko Ntsekhe
The survival of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who have access to highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically increased in recent times. This review focuses on HIV-associated heart failure in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In HIV infected persons, heart failure may be related to pathology of the pericardium, the myocardium, the valves, the conduction system, or the coronary and pulmonary vasculature. HIV-associated heart failure can be because of direct consequences of HIV infection, autoimmune reactions, pro-inflammatory cytokines, opportunistic infections (OIs) or neoplasms, use of ART or therapy for OIs and presence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors...
September 2016: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834344/unusual-presentation-of-poorly-differentiated-primary-pulmonary-synovial-sarcoma-pd-ppss-diagnosed-by-ebus-tbna-with-cytogenetic-confirmation-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Sharvari Dalal, Charles E Nicholson, Darshana Jhala
Poorly differentiated primary pulmonary synovial sarcoma (PD-PPSS) is a rare, aggressive neoplasm, which occurs in 0.5% cases of all lung malignancies. The diagnosis of PD-PPSS can be very challenging on cytology samples. We present here an unusual case of PD-PPSS diagnosed by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA), in the setting of known history of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Diff-Quik and Papanicolaou stains showed cellular specimen with clusters of highly atypical small round blue cells admixed with lymphoid elements; and some with denuded cytoplasm...
August 18, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830860/human%C3%A2-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-tsc2-haploinsufficient-smooth-muscle-cells-recapitulate%C3%A2-features-of-lymphangioleiomyomatosis
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Lisa M Julian, Sean P Delaney, Ying Wang, Alexander A Goldberg, Carole Doré, Julien Yockell-Lelièvre, Roger Y Tam, Krinio Giannikou, Fiona McMurray, Molly S Shoichet, Mary-Ellen Harper, Elizabeth P Henske, David J Kwiatkowski, Thomas N Darling, Joel Moss, Arnold S Kristof, William L Stanford
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a progressive destructive neoplasm of the lung associated with inactivating mutations in the TSC1 or TSC2 tumor suppressor genes. Cell or animal models that accurately reflect the pathology of LAM have been challenging to develop. Here we generated a robust human cell model of LAM by reprogramming TSC2 mutation-bearing fibroblasts from a patient with both Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) and LAM (TSC-LAM) into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), followed by selection of cells that resemble those found in LAM tumors by unbiased in vivo differentiation...
August 22, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830080/total-and-cause-specific-mortality-risk-associated-with-low-level-exposure-to-crystalline-silica-a-44-year-cohort-study-from-china
#14
Yuewei Liu, Yun Zhou, Eva Hnizdo, Tingming Shi, Kyle Steenland, Xinjian He, Weihong Chen
The association between low-level crystalline silica (silica) exposure and mortality risk is not well understood. We investigated a cohort of 44,807 Chinese workers who had worked in metal mines or pottery factories for at least 1 year from January 1, 1960, to December 31, 1974, and were followed through 2003. Low-level silica exposure was defined as having a lifetime highest annual mean silica exposure at or under a permissible exposure limit (PEL). We considered 3 widely used PELs, including 0.05 mg/m3, 0...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825886/use-of-volumetry-for-lung-nodule-management-theory-and-practice
#15
REVIEW
Anand Devaraj, Bram van Ginneken, Arjun Nair, David Baldwin
A consistent feature of many lung nodule management guidelines is the recommendation to evaluate nodule size by using diameter measurements and electronic calipers. Traditionally, the use of nodule volumetry applications has primarily been reserved for certain lung cancer screening trials rather than clinical practice. However, even before the first nodule management guidelines were published more than a decade ago, research has been ongoing into the use of nodule volumetry as a means of measuring nodule size, and this research has accelerated in recent years...
September 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821198/cd200-expression-in-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
#16
Jason E Love, Kimberly Thompson, Mark R Kilgore, Maria Westerhoff, Claire E Murphy, Antonios Papanicolau-Sengos, Kinsey A McCormick, Veena Shankaran, Natalie Vandeven, Faith Miller, Astrid Blom, Paul T Nghiem, Steven J Kussick
Objectives: CD200 expression has been well studied in hematopoietic malignancies; however, CD200 expression has not been well-characterized in neuroendocrine neoplasms. We examined CD200 expression in 391 neuroendocrine neoplasms from various anatomic sites. Methods: Tissue blocks containing pulmonary small cell carcinoma, pulmonary carcinoid, large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, gastrointestinal carcinoid, and Merkel cell carcinoma were evaluated for CD200 expression by immunohistochemistry...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806260/68ga-psma-ligand-pet-ct-uptake-in-anthracosilicosis
#17
Madeleine McGuiness, Brett Sounness
This interesting image illustrates a case of biopsy-proven pulmonary anthracosilicosis, a mixed dust pneumoconiosis, associated with Ga-PSMA-ligand uptake. Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is an emerging imaging biomarker, with clinical application in evaluation of prostate cancer using Ga-PSMA-ligand PET/CT. Contrary to its name, PSMA is expressed in a number of other normal tissues and pathological states. Prostate-specific membrane antigen expression has been linked to tumor angiogenesis in various other epithelial neoplasms, as well as neovasculature associated with tissue regeneration and repair...
October 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805776/-diagnostic-and-curative-bronchoscopy-for-purulent-destructive-pulmonary-diseases
#18
T P Pinchuk, O O Yasnogorodsky, Yu V Guryanova, M V Taldykin, A S Kachikin, Yu A Catane
AIM: To assess an efficacy of diagnostic and curative bronchoscopy in patients with purulent-destructive pulmonary diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Diagnosis and treatment of 34 patients with purulent-destructive pulmonary diseases including small-focal destruction (14) and lung abscesses (19) were analyzed. 33 patients underwent diagnostic fibrobronchoscopy (FBS) with brush and transbronchial biopsy. Curative endoscopy included bronchial tree sanation, peribronchial administration of antibiotics (5) and transbronchial drainage of abscess (14)...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803235/18f-fdg-uptake-in-well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumors-correlates-with-both-ki-67-and-vhl-pathway-inactivation
#19
Margot Bucau, Astrid Laurent-Bellue, Nicolas Poté, Olivia Hentic, Jérôme Cros, Nidaa Mikail, Vinciane Rebours, Philippe Ruszniewski, Rachida Lebtahi, Anne Couvelard
<br>Introduction: 18FDG PET-scanner positivity correlates with poor prognosis in neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN). Glucose transporter 1 (GLUT1) and carbonic anhydrase 9 (CA9) are markers of agressivity in tumors. Together with pVHL, they are involved in tumor cell metabolism via the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) signaling pathway. The aim of this study was to compare, in a series of well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors (NET), the 18-FDG uptake and expression of proliferation marker Ki-67, GLUT-1, CA9 and pVHL...
August 11, 2017: Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790247/-pulmonary-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-with-hilar-lymph-node-metastasis-complicated-by-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#20
Yoshinari Matsuda, Hiroshi Moriyama, Masashi Inaba, Yoshihiko Kubo, Masahiro Kitada, Satoshi Hayashi, Kei Ishibashi, Satoshi Okazaki, Nana Takahashi, Shunsuke Yasuda, Masahiro Abe, Satoshi Hirata
A 65-year-old woman was found to have a mass shadow on chest computed tomography. The patient had been diagnosed as having myelodysplastic syndrome 3 years before admission. She was transferred to our hospital for further examination of the mass in the lower lobe of left lung. The mass was positron emission tomography-positive (SUVmax of 8.6)suggesting a malignant neoplasm. Serum concentrations of carcinoembryonic antigen was elevated to 8.7 ng/ml. Preoperative laboratory studies showed anemia (hemoglobin 6...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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