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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535545/portuguese-recommendations-for-the-use-of-methotrexate-in-rheumatic-diseases-2016-update
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Ana Catarina Duarte, Daniela Santos-Faria, Maria João Gonçalves, Alexandre Sepriano, Ana Filipa Mourão, Cátia Duarte, Joana Sousa Neves, Ana Filipa Águeda, Pedro Ávila Ribeiro, Alexandra Daniel, Adriano Neto, Ana Cordeiro, Ana Rodrigues, Anabela Barcelos, Cândida Silva, Cristina Ponte, Elsa Vieira-Sousa, Filipa Teixeira, Filipa Oliveira-Ramos, Filipe Araújo, Filipe Barcelos, Helena Canhão, Helena Santos, João Ramos, Joaquim Pereira, José Costa, José António Melo Gomes, Luís Cunha-Miranda, Lúcia Costa, Marcos Cerqueira, Margarida Cruz, Maria José Santos, Miguel Bernardes, Paula Oliveira, Pedro Abreu, Ricardo Figueira, Rita Barros, Sandra Falcão, Patrícia Pinto, Sofia Pimenta, Susana Capela, Vitor Teixeira, João Eurico Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) is the first-line drug in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the most commonly prescribed disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug. Moreover, it is also used as an adjuvant drug in patients under biologic therapies, enhancing the efficacy of biologic agents. OBJECTIVES: To review the literature and update the Portuguese recommendations for the use of MTX in rheumatic diseases first published in 2009. METHODS: The first Portuguese guidelines for the use of MTX in rheumatic diseases were published in 2009 and were integrated in the multinational 3E Initiative (Evidence Expertise Exchange) project...
May 9, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531365/a-rare-case-of-primary-ovarian-carcinoid
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Karan Saraf, Efterpi Tingi, Adrian Brodison, Sanjay Sinha
We present a rare case in an elderly Caucasian lady of primary ovarian carcinoid tumor, causing symptoms of the carcinoid syndrome and severe carcinoid heart disease. Carcinoid tumors are the commonest neuroendocrine tumors, the majority of which are found in the gastrointestinal tract and lungs. Ovarian carcinoids represent only 0.1% of all ovarian neoplasms and 1% of all carcinoid tumors. Carcinoid syndrome can present with flushing, diffuse watery diarrhea, wheezing and breathlessness and in advanced cases lead to carcinoid heart disease...
May 20, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515908/renal-manifestations-of-primary-mitochondrial-disorders
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Josef Finsterer, Fulvio Scorza
The aim of the present review was to summarize and discuss previous findings concerning renal manifestations of primary mitochondrial disorders (MIDs). A literature review was performed using frequently used databases. The study identified that primary MIDs frequently present as mitochondrial multiorgan disorder syndrome (MIMODS) at onset or in the later course of the MID. Occasionally, the kidneys are affected in MIDs. Renal manifestations of MIDs include renal insufficiency, nephrolithiasis, nephrotic syndrome, renal cysts, renal tubular acidosis, Bartter-like syndrome, Fanconi syndrome, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, tubulointerstitial nephritis, nephrocalcinosis, and benign or malign neoplasms...
May 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508996/hyalinizing-clear-cell-carcinoma-of-the-bronchus
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Maryam Shahi, Michelle Dolan, Paari Murugan
Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma (HCCC) is an uncommon low-grade minor salivary gland neoplasm that usually arises in the head and neck region. We report a 55-year-old man who presented with a 2.5 cm lung mass that was partially obstructing the right bronchus intermedius. The tumor consisted of cords and nests of clear and eosinophilic cells in a hyalinized stromal background. The neoplastic cells expressed cytokeratin (CK) 7, CK 5/6, high-molecular weight cytokeratin (34BE12), p63 and p40, while TTF-1, napsin A, CK20, S100, smooth muscle actin, synaptophysin and chromogranin were negative...
May 16, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502829/primary-ovarian-fibrosarcoma-an-unusual-tumor-in-an-adolescent-case-report-and-review-of-the-pediatric-literature
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Bade T Kurtmen, Zafer Dokumcu, Emre Divarci, Gürdeniz Serin, Orkan Ergun, Geylani Ozok, Ahmet Celik
BACKGROUND: Primary ovarian fibrosarcomas are rare and usually observed in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Up-to-date, there are only 3 reports of ovarian fibrosarcoma in childhood and adolescence in English literature. In this report, we aimed to present the first pediatric case with advanced staged primary ovarian fibrosarcoma and to compare with previous cases. CASE: A 14-year-old teenage girl was admitted due to a giant abdominal mass. Imaging techniques revealed a giant heterogeneous and vascular ovarian mass...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494807/concordant-clear-cell-mesonephric-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-and-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-clear-cell-features-multiple-primaries-versus-metastatic-neoplasms-a-case-report
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Sarmad H Jassim, Amer Khiyami, Jane K Nguyen, Santhi Ganesan, Joseph Tomashefski, Joram Sawady
BACKGROUND: Clear cell carcinoma of the bladder is a rare variant of urinary bladder adenocarcinoma. We report a case of a patient with clear cell carcinoma of the bladder and a concordant right upper lobe pulmonary adenocarcinoma with clear cell features, and we address the role of immunohistochemistry and cytogenetic analysis in distinguishing the two primary malignancies. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient was a 59-year-old African American woman who presented with hematuria...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492094/bronchial-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-with-the-classic-maml2-gene-rearrangement-in-a-2-year-old-boy
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Linda J Szymanski, Kira Molas-Torreblanca, Ramzi Bawab, Eugene Kim, Debra Don, Leo Mascarenhas, Phillip Stanley, Shengmei Zhou, Nick Shillingford
Pulmonary mucoepidermoid carcinoma (PMEC) is rare. To date, primary PMEC has not been reported in a child younger than 3 years of age. We report a case of a 2-year-old boy who presented with 3 episodes of wheezing, cough, and fever over a period of 1 month. Radiologic findings were consistent with foreign body aspiration with consequent bronchial obstruction. Bronchoscopy was performed and attempts to retrieve the foreign body resulted in a biopsy of a fleshy lesion. By histology, the lesion was an epithelial neoplasm comprising cells arranged in a nested pattern...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491163/pulmonary-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-report-of-2-cases-with-radiologic-pathologic-correlation
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André Carvalho, Ricardo Correia, Margarida Sá Fernandes, Jorge Pinheiro, Patrícia Leitão, Eva Padrão, Daniela Pinto, José Miguel Pereira
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is a rare benign tumor that affects most commonly children and young adults. In the lung, it comprises less than 1% of all neoplasms. The authors describe the clinical, radiological, and pathologic features of 2 cases of incidentally discovered pulmonary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors.
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491156/primary-lung-carcinoid-metastatic-to-the-breast
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Marianna Zagurovskaya, Karen Tran-Harding, Richard Gibbs
Lung carcinoid tumors account for approximately 2% of lung cancers, with 10% of the tumors represented by the atypical type. While atypical carcinoids are metastatic to intrathoracic lymph nodes in approximately half of the cases on the initial presentation, distant metastases are seen in only 20% of the patients and are found most frequently in bones, liver, adrenal glands, and brain. We present a case of an unusual metastatic disease to the breast in 51-year-old female who developed a new breast mass 2 years after left lower lobectomy due to atypical carcinoid tumor...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484699/cytology-of-primary-salivary-gland-type-tumors-of-the-lower-respiratory-tract-report-of-15-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Chiara Saglietti, Marco Volante, Stefano La Rosa, Igor Letovanec, Marc Pusztaszeri, Gaia Gatti, Massimo Bongiovanni
Primary pulmonary salivary gland-type tumors are rare neoplasms arising from the seromucinous submucosal glands of the lower respiratory tract (LRT), the most common of which are mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) and adenoid cystic carcinoma. They are morphologically indistinguishable from their salivary gland counterpart and recognizing them is a challenge, especially on cytological specimens. We analyzed 15 cases of histologically proven primary salivary gland tumors of the LRT to identify cytomorphological features and define potential diagnostic clues that might assist cytopathologists in the preoperative diagnosis of these neoplasias...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469722/endobronchial-ultrasound-plus-fluoroscopy-guided-biopsy-compared-to-fluoroscopy-guided-transbronchial-biopsy-for-obtaining-samples-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Jian Ye, Ruifeng Zhang, Shenglin Ma, Limin Wang, Weizhong Jin
BACKGROUND: We report a meta-analysis of recent studies comparing the diagnostic yields of endobronchial ultrasonography plus fluoroscopically-guided transbronchial biopsy (EBUS + TBB) with that of conventional fluoroscopically-guided TBB for peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs). METHODS: We searched Medline, the Cochrane Library, PubMed, and Google Scholar through 31 March 2013 using the keywords: lung neoplasm, pulmonary lesions, diagnosis, endobronchial ultrasound, fluoroscopy, and fluoroscopic...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469504/nodular-sarcoidosis-masquerading-as-cancer
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Alexander J Sweidan, Navneet K Singh, Alexander Stein, Maged Tanios
Nodular lung disease is a rare pulmonary manifestation of sarcoidosis and resembles metastatic neoplasm disease. Nodular sarcoidosis is rare, varying from 1.6% to 4% of patients with sarcoidosis. Radiographic nodules measure from 1 to 5 cm in diameter that typically consist of coalescent granulomas. There is limited data on this form of sarcoidosis and its presentation can mimic primary or metastatic pulmonary neoplasms. Nodular sarcoidosis has a favorable prognosis, and resolution can be seen with oral corticosteroids...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435644/immunohistochemical-diagnosis-of-primary-cardiac-leiomyosarcoma-in-a-latin-american-patient
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Ruben Blachman-Braun, Carlos Manuel Aboitiz-Rivera, Alberto Aranda-Fraustro, Adrián Ransom-Rodríguez, Mario Enrique Baltazares-Lipp, Jorge Manuel Catrip-Torres, Jesús Octavio Martínez-Reding
Primary cardiac malignancies are rare entities. Although sarcomas enclosed the main group of malignant heart neoplasms, primary cardiac leiomyosarcomas are extremely rare and constitutes less than 8% of cardiac tumors. Leiomyosarcoma usually originates from the pulmonary veins and have a worm-like shaped structure. In this article, we present a case of a 40-year-old Hispanic man diagnosed with a cardiac tumor who underwent surgical resection, during pathological examination the tissue samples were consistent with a malignancy of mesenchymal origin that contained irregular bundles of spindle cells...
March 24, 2017: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431716/invasive-medullary-type-a-thymoma-with-recurrent-distant-metastases
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Maria Cecilia Mengoli, Lucia Longo, Susanna Varini, Giulio Rossi, Filippo Lococo
Thymomas are rare epithelial mediastinal tumors showing a certain propensity for local and intrathoracic recurrences. Otherwise, extrathoracic metastases are very rarely reported and are usually associated with type B thymomas or thymic carcinomas. We present a challenging patient with an invasive (Masaoka-Koga stage IIb) medullary type A thymoma with recurrent extrathoracic metastases (pulmonary and vertebral localizations occurring 2 and 7 years after the initial radical thymectomy, respectively). Despite type A thymoma being considered a low-grade malignancy with a scarce propensity to recurrence, the present case should alert clinicians to the possibility of bone metastasis...
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417551/morbidity-and-mortality-after-treatment-of-ewing-sarcoma-a-single-institution-experience
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Danielle Novetsky Friedman, Katherine Chastain, Joanne F Chou, Chaya S Moskowitz, Roberto Adsuar, Leonard H Wexler, Alexander J Chou, Amelia DeRosa, Joanne Candela, Heather Magnan, Shawn Pun, Tamara Kahan, Suzanne L Wolden, Paul A Meyers, Kevin C Oeffinger
BACKGROUND: Children, adolescents, and young adults treated for Ewing sarcoma (ES) are at risk for disease-related and treatment-related complications. We aimed to describe early and late overall mortality, cause-specific mortality, and key adverse health outcomes in a large, single-institutional cohort of patients with ES. METHODS: Patients with ES diagnosed at age less than 40 years and treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering between 1974 and 2012 were included. Overall survival was estimated using Kaplan-Meier methods...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416105/do-clear-cell-papillary-renal-cell-carcinomas-have-malignant-potential-diolombi-ml-cheng-l-argani-p-epstein-ji-am-j-surg-pathol-december-2015-39-12-1621-1634
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Oleksandr N Kryvenko
There have been no recurrences or metastases of clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma (CCPRCC) in 268 reported cases with follow-up in the English-language literature. We identified all our cases of CCPRCC (1990-2013), reviewing all cases that preceded the formal designation of the entity. Immunohistochemical stains were performed on 32 cases during their initial workup. In addition, stains for carbonic anhydrase IX and cytokeratin 7 were performed on 2 cases, one with atypical follow-up and the other with a more compact morphology, although not performed initially...
April 13, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410230/insulin-growth-factor-binding-protein-2-mediates-the-progression-of-lymphangioleiomyomatosis
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Xiangke Li, Xiaolei Liu, Linda Zhang, Chenggang Li, Erik Zhang, Wang Ma, Qingxia Fan, Jane J Yu
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a progressive pulmonary disease that almost exclusively affects women. LAM cells migrate to the lungs, where they cause cystic destruction of lung parenchyma. Mutations in TSC1 or TSC2 lead to the activation of the mammalian target of rapamycin complex-1, a kinase that regulates growth factor-dependent protein translation, cell growth, and metabolism. Insulin-like growth factor binding protein 2 (IGFBP2) binds insulin, IGF1 and IGF2 in circulation, thereby modulating cell survival, migration, and invasion in neoplasms...
March 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405541/it-s-rare-so-be-aware-pleuropulmonary-blastoma-mimicking-congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformation
#18
Fayza Haider, Khulood Al Saad, Fatima Al-Hashimi, Hakima Al-Hashimi
Pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) is a rare aggressive malignant tumor of infancy and early childhood. The tumor arises in the lung and pleura and is regarded as a pulmonary dysontogenetic or embryonic neoplasm. Four types are defined in literature. Type I PPB is a rare, cystic lung neoplasm in infants characterized by subtle malignant changes and a good prognosis. Recurrences after type I PPB are usually advanced with a poor prognosis. We report this case to increase awareness about this entity so that the pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, radiologist, and pathologist recognize it early...
January 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376906/braf-v600e-expression-in-histiocytic-sarcoma-associated-with-splenic-marginal-zone-lymphoma-a-case-report
#19
John L Vaughn, C Eric Freitag, Jessica A Hemminger, Jeffrey A Jones
BACKGROUND: Histiocytic sarcoma is a rare histiocytic neoplasm of unknown etiology that constitutes less than 1% of hematologic malignancies. A few cases of histiocytic sarcoma harboring the BRAF (V600E) mutation have been reported, but this finding has not been confirmed in all studies. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 63-year-old white woman with a history of splenic marginal zone lymphoma who presented with 2 weeks of right-sided neck swelling. Positron emission tomography revealed an intensely hypermetabolic and destructive soft tissue mass in her right skull base...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375825/spontaneous-neoplasms-in-captive-virginia-opossums-didelphis-virginiana-a-retrospective-case-series-1989-2014-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Jenny P Pope, Robert L Donnell
This retrospective project summarizes the types of neoplasms identified in Virginia opossums ( Didelphis virginiana) presented to the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) postmortem service in 1989-2014 and serves as a review of the literature. Of the 85 Virginia opossums identified from the UTCVM case database, there were 17 diagnoses of neoplasia from 12 cases (14%). These cases included 8 females, 2 males, and 2 neutered males. All opossums with known ages (11 of 12) were >2 y old...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
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