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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705841/primary-cardiac-leiomyosarcoma-presenting-as-haemoptysis-in-a-22-year-old-patient-an-unusual-presentation-of-a-rare-condition
#1
Masroor Hassan, Maria Khattak, Hafez Mohammad Ammar Abdullah, Bushra Nasib
Primary cardiac sarcomas are rare malignant tumours and among them, leiomyosarcoma is extremely rare. They are especially rare in a young age group. We present a case of a 22-year-old male patient with primary leiomyosarcoma of the left atrium involving the pulmonary veins who presented with haemoptysis and shortness of breath. He underwent surgical excision of the tumour along with mitral valve replacement followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. No recurrence was reported on his second 6 monthly follow-ups.
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694457/characterisation-of-preproendothelin-1-derived-peptides-identifies-endothelin-like-domain-peptide-as-a-modulator-of-endothelin-1
#2
Jale Yuzugulen, Julie A Douthwaite, Elizabeth G Wood, Inmaculada C Villar, Nimesh S A Patel, James Jegard, Hubert Gaertner, Irène Rossitto-Borlat, Keith Rose, Oliver Hartley, Pedro R Cutillas, Amrita Ahluwalia, Roger Corder
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is involved in the pathogenesis of cardiac and renal diseases, and in the progression of tumour growth in cancer, but current diagnosis and treatment remain inadequate. Peptides derived from the 212 amino acid precursor preproendothelin-1 (ppET-1) may have utility as biomarkers, or cause biological effects that are unaffected by endothelin receptor antagonists. Here, we used specific immunoassays and LC-MS/MS to identify NT-proET-1 (ppET-1[18-50]), Endothelin-Like Domain Peptide (ELDP, ppET-1[93-166]) and CT-proET-1 (ppET-1[169-212]) in conditioned media from cultured endothelial cells...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662711/repurposing-propranolol-as-a-drug-for-the-treatment-of-retinal-haemangioblastomas-in-von-hippel-lindau-disease
#3
Virginia Albiñana, Rosa María Jiménez Escribano, Isabel Soler, Luis Rodríguez Padial, Lucia Recio-Poveda, Karina Villar Gómez de Las Heras, Luisa María Botella
BACKGROUND: Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare oncological disease with an incidence of 1:36,000, and is characterized by the growth of different types of tumours. Haemangioblastomas in the central nervous system (CNS) and retina, renal carcinoma and pheochromocytomas are the most common tumours. The absence of treatment for VHL leads to the need of repeated surgeries as the only option for these patients. Targeting VHL-derived tumours with drugs with reduced side effects is urgent to avoid repeated CNS surgeries...
June 29, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659645/single-giant-mediastinal-rhabdomyoma-as-a-sole-manifestation-of-tsc-in-foetus
#4
Marek Godava, Hana Filipova, Lubomir Dubrava, Radek Vrtel, Kamila Michalkova, Maria Janikova, Lenka Bakaj-Zbrozkova, Jiri Navratil
BACKGROUND: Presence of multiple cardiac rhabdomyomas is one of the major features of Tuberous sclerosis (TSC), but isolated progressing single giant rhabdomyoma is very rare and not typical of TSC. CASE REPORT: This report presents family without obvious history of TSC with occurrence of giant mediastinal rhabdomyoma affecting the haemodynamics in male foetus, without other TSC symptoms. Girl from the next gravidity had prenatally detected multiple rhabdomyomas and small subcortical tuber of brain detected after birth...
June 12, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658780/pericardial-haemangioma-a-common-tumour-in-an-unusual-location-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#5
Rufus Sam Vargis, Manjiri Phansalkar, Somanath Padhi, Dilip Phansalkar, Sanjay R Nair
Overall incidence of primary cardiac tumour ranges from 0.0017% and 0.27% at autopsy. Cardiac haemangiomas are rare, and account for 2.8% of benign cardiac tumours. Pericardial haemangiomas, in particular are extremely rare. Pericardial haemangiomas are reported to present with a variety of symptoms such as dyspnea, palpitation, atypical chest pain. Other symptoms like obstruction of blood vessels, cardiac tamponade, or pericardial effusion may result due to compression of surrounding structures. Here, we report a case of pericardial haemangioma in a patient who presented with breathlessness and cough...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648525/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-a-cardiac-metastasis-in-a-patient-with-history-of-malignant-neuroectodermal-tumour-of-the-chest-wall-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
J A Marroquín, A C Hernández, J P Pilkington, A Saviatto, M J Tabuenca, J M Estenoz
The case presented is a 25-year-old male with a malignant neuroectodermal tumour on the left chest wall (Askin tumour), treated with surgery after neoadyuvant chemotherapy and followed by consolidation chemotherapy. After 9 years of disease free survival, the patient developed an acute pulmonary embolism. The echocardiogram, thoracic CT, and cardiac MRI scans revealed a mass in the right atrium. Recurrence of an Askin tumour versus an atrium myxoma was suspected. (18)F-FDG PET/CT showed an intense hypermetabolic right atrium mass with extension to the right ventricle highly suggestive of malignancy...
June 22, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648430/a-case-of-multiple-cardiac-calcified-amorphous-tumours
#7
Amrit Chowdhary, Sarah Catherine Walpole, Sanjay Gupta
Cardiac calcified amorphous tumours of the heart are rare non-neoplastic cardiac masses that can present like a malignant mass or an intra-cardiac thrombus. We report an extremely unusual case of a 73year old man who presented to hospital with dyspnoea and subsequent investigations revealed multiple cardiac CATs.
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636516/a-rare-primary-cardiac-benign-tumour-diagnosis-by-non-invasive-cardiac-imaging
#8
Ana Rita Godinho, Paula Dias, Pedro Bernardo Almeida, Teresa Pinho, Maria Júlia Maciel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631819/protective-effects-of-tannic-acid-on-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-underlying-mechanisms-in-rats
#9
Li Chu, Pinya Li, Tao Song, Xue Han, Xuan Zhang, Qiongtao Song, Tao Liu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Jianping Zhang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the cardioprotective effects and latent mechanism of tannic acid (TA) on cardiac hypertrophy. METHODS: Abdominal aortic banding (AAB) was used to induce pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy in male Wistar rats, sham-operated rats served as controls. AAB rats were treated with TA (20 and 40 mg/kg) or captoril. KEY FINDINGS: Abdominal aortic banding rats that received TA showed ameliorated pathological changes in cardiac morphology and coefficients, decreased cardiac hypertrophy and apoptosis, a reduction in over expressions of angiotensin type 1 receptor (AT1 R), angiotensin type 2 receptor (AT2 R), phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) mRNA, and modified expression of matrix metal proteinase-9 (MMP-9) mRNA in AAB rat hearts...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631210/carcinoid-heart-disease-a%C3%A2-guide-for-screening-and-timing-of-surgical-intervention
#10
REVIEW
E A Hart, T A Meijs, R C A Meijer, K M Dreijerink, M E Tesselaar, C A de Groot, G D Valk, S A J Chamuleau
The cardiac manifestations of a neuroendocrine tumour are referred to as carcinoid heart disease (CaHD) and are associated with a poor prognosis. Surgical intervention is the only proven therapeutic option and may prolong survival and quality of life. No consensus has been reached internationally with regard to screening for CaHD and the optimal timing for surgery. Although limited evidence is available on this matter, a trend towards early surgery and subsequent reduced mortality has been observed. In this review we provide an overview of the current understanding and propose a protocol to guide cardiologists in the screening for CaHD and the timing of referral to a specialised surgical centre...
June 19, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548279/significant-decreases-in-blood-propofol-concentrations-during-adrenalectomy-for-phaeochromocytoma
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Tatsunori Watanabe, Haruhiko Hiraoka, Takuya Araki, Daisuke Nagano, Tohru Aomori, Tomonori Nakamura, Koujirou Yamamoto, Hiroshi Baba
AIM: The kinetics of propofol are influenced by cardiac output. The aim of this study was to examine changes in blood propofol concentrations during phaeochromocytoma surgery using target-controlled infusion (TCI) anaesthesia with propofol. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study. Ten patients with phaeochromocytoma who underwent unilateral adrenalectomy were included. Cardiac output was measured using an arterial pressure-based cardiac output analysis method...
May 26, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545585/a-systematic-review-of-left-ventricular-cardio-endoscopic-surgery
#12
REVIEW
Erdinc Soylu, Emaddin Kidher, Hutan Ashrafian, George Stavridis, Leanne Harling, Thanos Athanasiou
Better visualisation, accurate resection and avoidance of ventriculotomy associated with use of endoscopic devices during intracardiac surgery has led to increasing interest in their use. The possibility of combining a cardio-endoscopic technique with either minimally invasive or totally endoscopic cardiac surgery provides an incentive for its further development. Several devices have been used, however their uptake has been limited due to uncertainty around their impact on patient outcomes. A systematic review of the literature identified 34 studies, incorporating 54 subjects undergoing treatment of left ventricular tumours, thrombus or hypertrophic myocardium using a cardio-endoscopic technique...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527528/awareness-knowledge-and-interest-in-interventional-radiology-among-final-year-medical-students-in-england
#13
P A Atiiga, M Drozd, R Veettil
AIM: To investigate awareness, knowledge, and interests in interventional radiology (IR) among final year students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred and fifty-nine anonymous questionnaires were distributed to final year medical students at two medical institutions in England. A total of 220 students (61%) responded. RESULTS: In the present study, 167 students (75.9%) correctly identified that interventional radiologists perform angioplasty and stenting of arteries...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525856/oleuropein-prevents-the-development-of-experimental-autoimmune-myocarditis-in-rats
#14
Jia-Ying Zhang, Zheng Yang, Kun Fang, Zhan-Li Shi, Dan-Hong Ren, Jing Sun
Oleuropein (OLE) is a natural secoiridoid that is derived from Olea europaea. OLE possesses cardioprotective effects in experimental models of hypertension, myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis and hyperlipidaemia. In the present study, the effects of OLE on experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) were evaluated. EAM in rats were induced by subcutaneous injections of porcine cardiac myosin. Cardiac function parameters, myocardial pathology, myocardial inflammatory cell infiltration and nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) expression were measured...
May 16, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516874/long-term-effects-of-interleukin-17a-inhibition-with-secukinumab-in-active-ankylosing-spondylitis-3-year-efficacy-and-safety-results-from-an-extension-of-the-phase-3-measure-1-trial
#15
Xenofon Baraliakos, Alan J Kivitz, Atul A Deodhar, Jürgen Braun, James C Wei, Eumorphia Maria Delicha, Zsolt Talloczy, Brian Porter
OBJECTIVES: Secukinumab, a fully human anti-IL-17A monoclonal antibody, provided rapid and sustained improvements in signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) over 2 years in the Phase 3 MEASURE 1 trial. Here, we report efficacy and safety after 3 years of treatment. METHODS: AS subjects completing 2 years of treatment every 4 weeks with subcutaneous secukinumab 150 or 75 mg (following intravenous loading or initial placebo treatment to 16/24 weeks) entered a separate 3-year extension study (NCT01863732)...
May 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512124/use-of-propranolol-in-a-remote-region-of-rural-guatemala-to-treat-a-large-facial-infantile-haemangioma
#16
Vera Goldberg, Boris Martinez, Katia Cnop, Peter Rohloff
We present a female infant with a right-sided facial and neck haemangioma, from a remote, resource-poor community in rural Guatemala. She received first-line treatment, propranolol, with marked reduction in tumour size and erythema. Treatment was stopped after 35 weeks due to recurrent diarrhoea and sustained weight loss. Propranolol can be used to safely treat infants with haemangiomas in remote, rural communities if there is adequate follow-up, education and communication. Periocular haemangiomas should be treated promptly to avoid visual impairment...
May 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507627/prenatally-diagnosis-and-outcome-of-fetuses-with-cardiac-rhabdomyoma-single-centre-experience
#17
Ramush Bejiqi, Ragip Retkoceri, Hana Bejiqi
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rhabdomyoma (CRs) are the most common primary tumour of the heart in infants and children. Usually are multiple and, basing on the location can cause a haemodynamic disturbance, dysrhythmias or heart failure during the fetal and early postnatal period. CRs have a natural history of spontaneous regression and are closely associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). It has an association with tuberous sclerosis (TS), and in those, the tumour may regress and disappear completely, or remain consistent in size...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507240/mathematical-methods-in-medicine-neuroscience-cardiology-and-pathology
#18
José M Amigó, Michael Small
The application of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering to medicine is gaining momentum as the mutual benefits of this collaboration become increasingly obvious. This theme issue is intended to highlight the trend in the case of mathematics. Specifically, the scope of this theme issue is to give a general view of the current research in the application of mathematical methods to medicine, as well as to show how mathematics can help in such important aspects as understanding, prediction, treatment and data processing...
June 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451458/kras-mutation-in-papillary-fibroelastoma-a-true-cardiac-neoplasm
#19
Maike Wittersheim, Carina Heydt, Fabian Hoffmann, Reinhard Büttner
Primary cardiac tumours are rare and mostly benign lesions. Recent publications report that cardiac papillary fibroelastomas are the most common benign primary heart tumour, outnumbering myxomas. However, there is no consensus about their aetiology. We investigated the molecular profile of these tumours using next generation sequencing in a cohort of 16 cases. Eleven of 14 (79%) analysable tumours showed mutations of the KRAS oncogene. Our results provide unambiguous evidence that a significant proportion of these lesions are genuine neoplastic tumours caused by an oncogenic driver mutation...
April 2017: Journal of Pathology. Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447341/chemotherapy-alone-versus-chemotherapy-plus-radiotherapy-for-adults-with-early-stage-hodgkin-lymphoma
#20
REVIEW
Oliver Blank, Bastian von Tresckow, Ina Monsef, Lena Specht, Andreas Engert, Nicole Skoetz
BACKGROUND: Combined modality treatment consisting of chemotherapy followed by localised radiotherapy is the standard treatment for patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). However, due to long- term adverse effects such as secondary malignancies the role of radiotherapy has been questioned recently and some clinical study groups advocate chemotherapy only for this indication. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of chemotherapy alone compared to chemotherapy plus radiotherapy in adults with early stage HL ...
April 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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