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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322103/segmental-portal-superior-mesenteric-vein-resection-and-reconstruction-with-the-iliac-vein-after-pancreatoduodenectomy
#1
Xin Zhao, Li-Xin Li, Hua Fan, Jian-Tao Kou, Xian-Liang Li, Ren Lang, Qiang He
Objective The results of segmental venous resection (VR) combined with pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) are controversial but may be promising. Few studies have described reconstruction of the portal/superior mesenteric vein (PV/SMV) with the iliac vein harvested from donation after cardiac death (DCD). Methods From January 2014 to April 2016, PD combined with segmental excision of the PV/SMV (VR group) was performed in 21 patients with adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas (ADHP). The authors established a new technique of venous reconstruction using the iliac vein from DCD and analysed patients' long-term survival...
December 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302246/cardiac-amorphous-tumour-cat-presenting-with-thrombocytopenia
#2
Afra Samad, Arbaz Samad, Khurram Shafique
Cardiac calcified amorphous tumour (CAT) is a rare non-neoplastic lesion with only a few cases reported in literature. We present an interesting case of CAT that was associated with unexpectedly low platelet count. A 40-year man presented with shortness of breath on exertion. Echocardiogram showed a mobile mass within the right atrium. Mass was surgically excised. His platelet count varied from 26,000/ul to 54,000/ul before surgery, which increased postoperatively. Histopathological examination revealed amorphous mass of eosinophilic fibrin with dense calcification...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301953/glucose-variability-aggravates-cardiac-fibrosis-by-altering-akt-signalling-path
#3
Changjiang Ying, Ting Liu, Hongwei Ling, Mingyue Cheng, Xiaoyan Zhou, Shanshan Wang, Yizhen Mao, Lei Chen, Runze Zhang, Wei Li
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of blood glucose variability on cardiac fibrosis and its mechanism in a model of diabetic cardiomyopathy. METHODS: A total of 45 Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: control, control diabetes mellitus and fluctuated blood glucose groups. Fluctuated blood glucose was induced by daily subcutaneous insulin and intraperitoneal glucose injections at different time points. Blood lipids and glycosylated haemoglobin A1c were assessed...
March 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299209/primitive-tumour-of-the-pulmonary-valve-discussion-of-the-differential-diagnosis
#4
A Hannecart, D Ndjekembo-Shango, F Vallot, O Simonet, M De Kock
There is a paucity of information concerning cardiac tumours of the pulmonary valve due to their rarity at this location. We report a case of a 47-year-old patient suffering from haemoptysis, asthenia, and acute kidney injury (AKI). A transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed a mass on the pulmonary valve. Further diagnostic investigation was completed until he exhibited worsening hemodynamic instability. This case emphasizes the lack of information regarding the management of a pulmonary valve tumour.
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286654/it-s-better-to-be-lucky%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-successful-management-of-an-acute-endobronchial-tumour-embolism-in-the-icu-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Christopher J Walsh, Ron Olivenstein, Eric Forget, Anne V Gonzalez
Endobronchial tumour embolism is a rare cause of acute central airway obstruction. It is primarily reported during pneumonectomy, and the outcome is frequently fatal. Successful management requires the urgent removal of tumour with rigid or flexible bronchoscopy. We present the case of a 62-year-old woman with poorly differentiated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), referred to our institution for Nd:YAG laser photoresection of endobronchial tumour completely obstructing the right mainstem bronchus (RMSB)...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265228/echocardiography-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-platinum-based-chemotherapy
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Daniel Omersa, Tanja Cufer, Robert Marcun, Mitja Lainscak
BACKGROUND: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer and remains an important cause of cancer death worldwide. Platinum-based chemotherapy (PBC) for NSCLC can modify outcome while the risk of cardiotoxicity remains poorly researched. We aimed to evaluate the incidence and severity of cardiac injury during PBC in patients with NSCLC and to identify patients at risk. METHODS: This was a single-centre, prospective, observational study of patients with early and advanced stage NSCLC referred for PBC...
March 1, 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258502/the-value-of-the-new-scoring-system-for-predicting-neoplastic-pericarditis-in-the-patients-with-large-pericardial-effusion
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M Szturmowicz, A Pawlak-Cieślik, A Fijałkowska, J Gątarek, A Skoczylas, M Dybowska, K Błasińska-Przerwa, R Langfort, W Tomkowski
PURPOSE: Early recognition of neoplastic pericarditis (npe) is crucial for the planning of subsequent therapy. The aim of the present study was to construct the scoring system assessing the probability of npe, in the patients requiring pericardial fluid (pf) drainage due to large pericardial effusion. METHODS: One hundred forty-six patients, 74 males and 72 females, entered the study. Npe based on positive pf cytology and/or pericardial biopsy specimen was recognised in 66 patients, non-npe in 80...
March 3, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258411/ctrp3-attenuates-cardiac-dysfunction-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-cell-death-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-rats
#8
Zhen-Guo Ma, Yu-Pei Yuan, Si-Chi Xu, Wen-Ying Wei, Chun-Ru Xu, Xin Zhang, Qing-Qing Wu, Hai-Han Liao, Jian Ni, Qi-Zhu Tang
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Oxidative stress, inflammation and cell death are closely involved in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). C1q/tumour necrosis factor-related protein-3 (CTRP3) has anti-inflammatory properties but its role in DCM remains largely unknown. The aims of this study were to determine whether CTRP3 could attenuate DCM and to clarify the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Streptozotocin (STZ) was injected intraperitoneally to induce diabetes in Sprague-Dawley rats...
March 3, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245908/target-position-uncertainty-during-visually-guided-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-radiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-lung-cancer
#9
Jonas Scherman Rydhög, Steen Riisgaard de Blanck, Mirjana Josipovic, Rasmus Irming Jølck, Klaus Richter Larsen, Paul Clementsen, Thomas Lars Andersen, Per Rugaard Poulsen, Gitte Fredberg Persson, Per Munck Af Rosenschold
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to estimate the uncertainty in voluntary deep-inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) radiotherapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS: Perpendicular fluoroscopic movies were acquired in free breathing (FB) and DIBH during a course of visually guided DIBH radiotherapy of nine patients with NSCLC. Patients had liquid markers injected in mediastinal lymph nodes and primary tumours. Excursion, systematic- and random errors, and inter-breath-hold position uncertainty were investigated using an image based tracking algorithm...
February 25, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225018/choline-ameliorates-cardiovascular-damage-by-improving-vagal-activity-and-inhibiting-the-inflammatory-response-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#10
Longzhu Liu, Yi Lu, Xueyuan Bi, Man Xu, Xiaojiang Yu, Runqing Xue, Xi He, Weijin Zang
Autonomic dysfunction and abnormal immunity lead to systemic inflammatory responses, which result in cardiovascular damage in hypertension. The aim of this report was to investigate the effects of choline on cardiovascular damage in hypertension. Eight-week-old male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) and Wistar-Kyoto rats were intraperitoneally injected with choline or vehicle (8 mg/kg/day). After 8 weeks, choline restored the cardiac function of the SHRs, as evidenced by decreased heart rate, systolic blood pressure, left ventricle systolic pressure, and ±dp/dtmax and increased ejection fraction and fractional shortening...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222969/patient-tumour-and-treatment-factors-affect-complication-rates-in-soft-tissue-sarcoma-flap-reconstruction-in-a-synergistic-manner
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J Slump, P C Ferguson, J S Wunder, A M Griffin, H J Hoekstra, X Liu, S O P Hofer, A C O'Neill
INTRODUCTION: Flap reconstruction plays an essential role in the management of soft tissue sarcoma, facilitating wide resection while maximizing preservation of function. The addition of reconstruction increases the complexity of the surgery and identification of patients who are at high risk for post-operative complications is an important part of the preoperative assessment. This study examines predictors of complications in these patients. METHODS: 294 patients undergoing flap reconstruction following sarcoma resection were evaluated...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217316/subacute-right-heart-failure-revealing-three-simultaneous-causes-of-post-embolic-pulmonary-hypertension-in-metastatic-dissemination-of-breast-cancer
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Flavien Vincent, Nicolas Lamblin, Marion Classe, Guillaume Schurtz, Antoine Rauch, Marie Fertin, Pascal De Groote
A 72-year-old woman with history of breast cancer only treated surgically was referred to our department for pulmonary hypertension (PH) suspicion. Echocardiogram revealed elevated right ventricular systolic pressure. Computed tomography (CT) angiogram showed no pulmonary embolism (PE), but lung scan revealed two ventilation-perfusion mismatch areas. Right cardiac catheterization established precapillary PH. Despite treatment with PH specific therapy (sildenafil, ambrisentan, and epoprostenol), her condition worsened rapidly with acute right heart failure (RHF)...
February 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217313/ghrelin-and-hormonal-markers-under-exercise-training-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-results-from-the-ex-dhf-pilot-study
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Tobias Daniel Trippel, Volker Holzendorf, Martin Halle, Götz Gelbrich, Kathleen Nolte, Andre Duvinage, Silja Schwarz, Tinka Rutscher, Julian Wiora, Rolf Wachter, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Hans-Dirk Duengen, Gerd Hasenfuß, Burkert Pieske, Frank Edelmann
BACKGROUND: Over 50% of patients with symptomatic heart failure (HF) experience HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Exercise training (ET) is effective in improving cardiorespiratory fitness and dimensions of quality of life in patients with HFpEF. A systemic pro-inflammatory state induced by comorbidities as the cause of myocardial structural and functional alterations has been proposed in HFpEF. ET modifies myocardial structure and has been related to inflammatory state. We investigated Ghrelin, related adipokines, markers of inflammation, and neuro-hormonal activation in patients undergoing a structured ET vs...
February 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194324/cell-therapies-in-cardiomyopathy-current-status-of-clinical-trials
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Ming Hao, Richard Wang, Wen Wang
Because the human heart has limited potential for regeneration, the loss of cardiomyocytes during cardiac myopathy and ischaemic injury can result in heart failure and death. Stem cell therapy has emerged as a promising strategy for the treatment of dead myocardium, directly or indirectly, and seems to offer functional benefits to patients. The ideal candidate donor cell for myocardial reconstitution is a stem-like cell that can be easily obtained, has a robust proliferation capacity and a low risk of tumour formation and immune rejection, differentiates into functionally normal cardiomyocytes, and is suitable for minimally invasive clinical transplantation...
2017: Analytical Cellular Pathology (Amsterdam)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164435/childhood-neoplasms-presenting-at-autopsy-a-20-year-experience
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Victoria A Bryant, John Booth, Liina Palm, Michael Ashworth, Thomas S Jacques, Neil J Sebire
OBJECTIVE: The aims of the review are to establish the number of undiagnosed neoplasms presenting at autopsy in a single centre and to determine the incidence and most common causes of sudden unexpected death due to neoplasia in infancy and childhood (SUDNIC). DESIGN: Retrospective observational study of paediatric autopsies performed on behalf of Her Majesty's Coroner over a 20-year period (1996-2015; n = 2,432). Neoplasms first diagnosed at autopsy were identified from an established database and cases meeting the criteria for sudden unexpected death were further categorised...
February 6, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155592/impact-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-surgery-on-cytokines-in-epicardial-adipose-tissue-comparison-with-subcutaneous-fat
#16
Lukas Mach, Helena Bedanova, Miroslav Soucek, Michal Karpisek, Tomas Konecny, Petr Nemec, Marek Orban
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) have been shown to stimulate a systemic inflammatory response which has been associated with adverse postoperative outcomes. Adipose tissue, both epicardial (EAT) and subcutaneous (SAT), is a known source of inflammatory cytokines, but its role in the pathophysiology of surgery- and CPB-induced systemic inflammatory response has not been fully elucidated. Therefore, we conducted a study to establish levels of selected cytokines in EAT and SAT prior to and after surgery with CPB...
December 1, 2016: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139381/assessment-of-upfront-selection-criteria-to-prioritise-patients-for-breath-hold-left-sided-breast-radiotherapy
#17
N Tanna, R McLauchlan, S Karis, C Welgemoed, D M Gujral, S J Cleator
AIMS: Deep inspiratory breath-hold (DIBH) techniques for left breast and chest wall radiotherapy can reduce cardiac dose. We investigated the use of 'upfront selection' criteria for DIBH based on tumour bed position and whether cardiac shielding was used. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four methods of selecting patients for DIBH were assessed retrospectively in a cohort of left breast and chest wall treatments. These were: (1) free breathing scan on all patients, selecting DIBH treatment for those with a predicted mean heart dose ≥3 Gy; (2) selective DIBH for those with maximum heart depth (MHD) on free breathing scan ≥1 cm; (3) use of an 'upfront selection process' using tumour bed position as initial selection and measurement of MHD on those not selected upfront; (4) DIBH on all...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138817/incremental-value-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-for-the-evaluation-of-cardiac-tumors-in-adults-experience-of-a-high-volume-tertiary-cardiology-centre
#18
Sorin Giusca, Derliz Mereles, Andreas Ochs, Sebastian Buss, Florian André, Sebastian Seitz, Johannes Riffel, Philipp Fortner, Mindaugas Andrulis, Stefan Schönland, Hugo A Katus, Grigorios Korosoglou
To assess the value of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in evaluating cardiac tumours in a tertiary cardiology centre. Between 2004 and 2014, 125 patients (pts.) from a total of 17000 who received a CMR examination in our institution were referred with the suspicion of cardiac tumours. A dedicated protocol was used that included standard cine SSFP acquisitions as well as tissue characterization using T1 and T2 black-blood (T1 BB and T2 BB respectively) with and without fat suppression, perfusion of the structure and late gadolinium enhancement...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134069/nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-is-more-effective-than-anti-oxidant-therapy-in-counteracting-oxidative-nitrosative-stress-and-heart-disease-in-t-cruzi-infected-mice
#19
Rômulo D Novaes, Eliziária C Santos, Maria DO Carmo Q Fialho, Wagner G Gonçalves, Priscila L Sequetto, André Talvani, Reggiani V Gonçalves
We compared the relevance of ibuprofen, vitamins C and E to control oxidative/nitrosative stress and heart disease in mice infected by Trypanosoma cruzi. Swiss mice were randomized into five groups: control, uninfected; infected without treatment; and infected treated with vitamins C, E or ibuprofen. Animals were inoculated with 2000 trypomastigote forms of T. cruzi. After 20 days, infected mice presented reduced vitamin C and E tissue levels, high cytokines (interferon gamma, tumour necrosis factor-α, interleukin 10 and chemokine ligand 2), prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α ) and nitric oxide (NO) cardiac production, intense myocarditis and reactive tissue damage, which was directly correlated with the intensity of the inflammatory infiltrate and the degree of pathological cardiac remodelling...
January 30, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132823/preparation-and-characterisation-of-vandetanib-eluting-radiopaque-beads-for-locoregional-treatment-of-hepatic-malignancies
#20
Alice Hagan, Gary J Phillips, Wendy M Macfarlane, Andrew W Lloyd, Peter Czuczman, Andrew L Lewis
Since their introduction around a decade ago, embolic drug-eluting beads (DEBs) have become a well-established treatment option for the locoregional transarterial treatment of hepatic malignancies. Despite this success, the therapy is seen to be limited by the choice of drug and more effective options are therefore being sought. These include the small molecule multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (MTKi), which exert an anti-angiogenic and anti-proliferative effect that could be highly beneficial in combating some of the unwanted downstream consequences of embolization...
April 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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