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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112541/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-cardiovascular-and-thoracic-surgery
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Aamer B Ahmed, Andreas Koster, Marcus Lance, David Faraoni
: None of the predictive models for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis have been designed for and validated in patients undergoing cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. The presence of one or more risk factors [age over 70 years old, transfusion of more than 4 U of red blood cells/fresh frozen plasma/cryoprecipitate, mechanical ventilation lasting more than 24 h, postoperative complication (e.g. acute kidney injury, infection/sepsis, neurological complication)] should place the cardiac population at high risk for VTE...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097306/conserved-structural-and-functional-aspects-of-the-tripartite-motif-gene-family-point-towards-therapeutic-applications-in-multiple-diseases
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REVIEW
Liubov V Gushchina, Thomas A Bodnar, Sayak Bhattacharya, Noah L Weisleder
The tripartite motif (TRIM) gene family is a highly conserved group of E3 ubiquitin ligase proteins that can establish substrate specificity for the ubiquitin-proteasome complex and also have proteasome-independent functions. While several family members were studied previously, it is relatively recent that over 80 genes, based on sequence homology, were grouped to establish the TRIM gene family. Functional studies of various TRIM genes linked these proteins to modulation of inflammatory responses showing that they can contribute to a wide variety of disease states including cardiovascular, neurological and musculoskeletal diseases, as well as various forms of cancer...
October 30, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092871/heart-transplant-outcomes-in-patients-with-pretransplant-diabetes-mellitus
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Anne Jalowiec, Kathleen L Grady, Connie White-Williams
BACKGROUND: Findings on outcomes of heart transplant patients who had diabetes mellitus before transplant are conflicting. OBJECTIVE: To compare survival, hospitalization, and complications in heart transplant recipients during the first 3 years after surgery in recipients with or without diabetes mellitus before transplant. METHODS: Of 347 recipients, 64 were diabetic (35.9% taking insulin; mean age 56 years; 17.2% females; 12.5% minorities) and 283 were not (mean age 51 years; 20...
November 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089682/ct-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-in-osteoid-osteoma-result-from-a-tertiary-cancer-centre-in-india
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Suyash S Kulkarni, Nitin S Shetty, Ashwin M Polnaya, Amit Janu, Suresh Kumar, Ajay Puri, Ashish Gulia, Venkatesh Rangarajan
AIMS: The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy of computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency (RF) ablation as a minimally invasive therapy for osteoid osteoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively maintained data of 43 symptomatic osteoid osteoma patients who were treated by radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Forty out of 43 patients were naive cases and underwent primary treatment for osteoid osteoma with RFA, whereas 3 patients included in the study underwent RFA for local recurrence after having undergone surgical treatment...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069871/leptomeningeal-disease-current-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies
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REVIEW
Gautam Nayar, Tiffany Ejikeme, Pakawat Chongsathidkiet, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Kimberly L Blackwell, Jeffrey M Clarke, Shivanand P Lad, Peter E Fecci
Leptomeningeal disease has become increasingly prevalent as novel therapeutic interventions extend the survival of cancer patients. Although a majority of leptomeningeal spread occurs secondary to breast cancer, lung cancer, and melanoma, a wide variety of malignancies have been reported as primary sources. Symptoms on presentation are equally diverse, often involving a combination of neurological deficits with the possibility of obstructive hydrocephalus. Diagnosis is definitively made via cerebrospinal fluid cytology for malignant cells, but neuro-imaging with high quality T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging can aid diagnosis and localization...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067433/urinary-incontinence-in-women-a-review
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REVIEW
Emily S Lukacz, Yahir Santiago-Lastra, Michael E Albo, Linda Brubaker
Importance: Urinary incontinence, the involuntary loss of urine, is a common health condition that may decrease quality of life. Ten to twenty percent of women and up to 77% of women residing in nursing homes have urinary incontinence, yet only 25% seek or receive treatment. Observations: This review summarizes the evaluation and therapeutic options for women affected by urinary incontinence. The initial assessment should focus on understanding the effect of incontinence on quality of life, the patient's goals and preferences for treatment, the results of previous treatments, and the presence of concomitant conditions, such as advanced pelvic organ prolapse, that may require referral...
October 24, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049237/effect-and-safety-of-cytokine-induced-killer-cik-cell-immunotherapy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Jianxin Hu, Junfeng Hu, Xiandong Liu, Chao Hu, Ming Li, Wei Han
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer (BC) is considered a systemic disease with a primarily locoregional component. The accumulation of basic researches and clinical studies related to cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells has confirmed their safety and feasibility in treating BC. By searching the PubMed, Embase, CNKI, and Wanfang databases, we conducted a meta-analysis to assess the efficacy and safety of DC/CIK plus chemotherapy regimen (Exp) compared with chemotherapy (Con) alone regimen for breast carcinoma...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025771/endothelial-activation-and-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-in-neurotoxicity-after-adoptive-immunotherapy-with-cd19-car-t-cells
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Juliane Gust, Kevin A Hay, Laïla-Aïcha Hanafi, Daniel Li, David Myerson, Luis F Gonzalez-Cuyar, Cecilia Yeung, W Conrad Liles, Mark Wurfel, Jose A Lopez, Junmei Chen, Dominic Chung, Susanna Harju-Baker, Tahsin Özpolat, Kathleen R Fink, Stanley R Riddell, David G Maloney, Cameron J Turtle
Lymphodepletion chemotherapy followed by infusion of CD19-targeted chimeric antigen receptor-modified T (CAR-T) cells can be complicated by neurologic adverse events (AE) in patients with refractory B-cell malignancies. In 133 adults treated with CD19 CAR-T cells, we found that acute lymphoblastic leukemia, high CD19(+) cells in bone marrow, high CAR-T cell dose, cytokine release syndrome, and preexisting neurologic comorbidities were associated with increased risk of neurologic AEs. Patients with severe neurotoxicity demonstrated evidence of endothelial activation, including disseminated intravascular coagulation, capillary leak, and increased blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability...
October 12, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994832/carotid-endarterectomy-for-treatment-of-carotid-in-stent-restenosis-long-term-follow-up-results-and-surgery-experiences-from-one-single-centre
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Le-Bao Yu, Wei Yan, Qian Zhang, Ji-Zong Zhao, Yan Zhang, Rong Wang, Jun-Shi Shao, Dong Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have reported the surgical treatment of carotid in-stent restenosis (ISR), more data and longer follow-up are needed. We describe the surgical treatment of ISR by standard carotid endarterectomy (CEA) with stent removal, including long-term follow-up in 10 patients from our centre. METHODS: Ten patients from our centre who underwent CEA with stent removal for ISR were retrospectively analysed, including nine symptomatic and one asymptomatic ISR of at least 70% with mean age 67...
September 2017: Stroke and Vascular Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992326/-neurological-complications-of-new-chemotherapy-agents
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Alicia M Zukas, David Schiff
This last decade has yielded the most robust development of cancer treatments and first-in-class agents than ever before. Since 2006, nearly one hundred new drugs have received regulatory approval for the treatment of hematologic and solid organ neoplasms. Moreover, older conventional therapies have received approval for new clinical indications and are being used in combination with these newer small molecule targeted treatments. The nervous system is vulnerable to many of the traditional cancer therapies, manifesting both already well-described acute and chronic toxicities...
June 19, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924068/-endovascular-treatment-for-carotid-blowout-syndrome-after-radiation-for-esophageal-cancer-a-case-report
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Shigefumi Takahashi, Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Atsuhiro Nakagawa, Miki Fujimura, Takenori Ogawa, Yukio Katori, Teiji Tominaga
Here, we discuss a case of carotid blowout syndrome successfully treated with endovascular parent artery occlusion. A 71-year-old woman underwent treatment for esophageal cancer resection, followed by 50-Gy radiotherapy, 19 years prior. Due to local recurrence, she underwent 66- and 72-Gy radiation treatments at 2 and 4 years after the initial treatment, respectively. Afterward, tracheostomy and enterostomy were performed. This time, she was transported to our emergency department because of acute eruptive bleeding from the tracheal tube...
September 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915686/evaluation-on-efficacy-and-safety-of-the-addition-of-x-knife-therapy-to-gefitinib-in-nsclc-patients-with-symptomatic-brain-metastases
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Linbo Cai, Xiaoguang Qiu, Haihong Yang, Mingyao Lai, Changguo Shan, Weiping Hong, Juan Li, Longhui Luo, Ping Zhang, Lichao Wang
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a widely used therapy for brain metastases(BMs) in Non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC). However, its role in symptomatic patients with EGFR mutation remains unclear. We have retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of patients with symptomatic BMs whom received SRS as a salvage approach and concurrent gifitinib therapy. METHODS: Seven patients with primary NSCLC, symptomatic BMs, and EGFR mutation were identified in a retrospective review of patients treated with SRS using X-knife at Guangdong 999 Brain Hospital between 1 January 2012 and 31 August 2014...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895098/recurrent-cerebral-attack-caused-by-thrombosis-in-the-pulmonary-vein-stump-in-a-patient-with-left-upper-lobectomy-on-anticoagulant-therapy-case-report-and-literature-review
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Takahito Nakano, Mayumi Inaba, Hiroyuki Kaneda
BACKGROUND: Thrombus formation in the pulmonary vein stump after pulmonary resection has recently been identified as a cause of systemic thrombosis including brain infarction. However, there is limited research focusing on the clinical course of pulmonary vein stump thrombus, and optimal treatment and prevention strategies of this important complication have not been established. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year-old woman was diagnosed with lung cancer of the left upper lobe, cT4N2M0, cStage IIIB...
September 11, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873125/neurological-complications-associated-with-anti-programmed-death-1-pd-1-antibodies
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Justin C Kao, Bing Liao, Svetomir N Markovic, Christopher J Klein, Elie Naddaf, Nathan P Staff, Teerin Liewluck, Julie E Hammack, Paola Sandroni, Heidi Finnes, Michelle L Mauermann
Importance: Neurological complications are an increasingly recognized consequence of the use of anti-programmed death 1 (PD-1) antibodies in the treatment of solid-organ tumors, with an estimated frequency of 4.2%. To date, the clinical spectrum and optimum treatment approach are not established. Objective: To investigate the frequency, clinical spectrum, and optimum treatment approach to neurological complications associated with anti-PD-1 therapy. Design, Setting, and Participants: This single-center, retrospective cohort study was conducted from either September or December 2014 (the approval dates of the study drugs by the US Food and Drug Administration) to May 19, 2016...
October 1, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868503/does-t1-and-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-give-value-added-than-bone-scintigraphy-in-the-follow-up-of-vertebral-metastasis-of-prostate-cancer
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Dong Hoon Lee, Jong Kil Nam, Hee Suk Jung, Seong Jang Kim, Moon Kee Chung, Sung-Woo Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of limited Magnetic Resonance (MR) images including T1- and diffusion-weighted image (DWI) for monitoring vertebral metastasis in patients with prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From July 2014 to November 2016, patients diagnosed with spinal metastasis from prostate cancer using 99mTc bone scintigraphy were enrolled. Regardless of the primary local therapy, the changes in spinal metastasis were followed up using bone scan and biparametric MR (T1+DWI)...
September 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853528/-neuro-oncology-a-new-field-in-davidoff-cancer-center-at-rabin-medical-center
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REVIEW
Shlomit Yust-Katz, Dror Limon, Ramez Abu-Shkara, Tali Siegal
Neuro-oncology is a subspecialty attracting physicians from medical disciplines such as neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, oncology, and radiotherapy. It deals with diagnosis and management of primary brain tumors, as well as metastatic and non-metastatic neurological manifestations that frequently affect cancer patients including brain metastases, paraneoplastic syndromes and neurological complications of cancer treatment. A neuro-oncology unit was established in Davidoff Cancer Center at Rabin Medical Center...
August 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851760/tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-with-novel-targeted-agents
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REVIEW
Bruce D Cheson, Sari Heitner Enschede, Elisa Cerri, Monali Desai, Jalaja Potluri, Nicole Lamanna, Constantine Tam
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication associated with the treatment of some cancers. If left untreated, TLS may result in acute renal failure, cardiac dysrhythmia, neurologic complications, seizures, or death. Tumor lysis syndrome is most commonly observed in patients with hematologic malignancies with a high proliferation rate undergoing treatment with very effective therapies. In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), historically, TLS has been observed less often, owing to a low proliferation rate and slow response to chemotherapy...
November 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844716/oncogenic-role-of-cytomegalovirus-in-medulloblastoma
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REVIEW
Alejandro M Hortal, Jeroen F Vermeulen, Wim Van Hecke, Niels Bovenschen
Medulloblastoma is the most common solid tumor among children. Current therapeutic strategies for this malignancy include surgical resection, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. However, these treatments are accompanied with serious side effects such as neurological complications and psychosocial problems, due to the severity of treatment on the developing nervous system. To solve this problem, novel therapeutic approaches are currently being investigated. One of them is targeting human cytomegalovirus in medulloblastoma cancer cells...
November 1, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843806/treatment-of-cryptogenic-stroke-with-active-cancer-with-a-new-oral-anticoagulant
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Ki-Woong Nam, Chi Kyung Kim, Tae Jung Kim, Sang Joon An, Kyungmi Oh, Sang-Bae Ko, Byung-Woo Yoon
BACKGROUND: Low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH) was shown to be effective and safe in treating venous thromboembolism, and generally used for stroke in cancer patients, but its effects on stroke are unclear. We compared clinical outcomes between LMWH and new oral anticoagulant (NOAC) in patients with cancer-related stroke. METHODS: We enrolled patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke with active cancer who were treated with LMWH or NOAC between May 2012 and June 2015...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841106/a-novel-index-for-quantifying-the-risk-of-early-complications-for-patients-undergoing-cervical-spine-surgeries
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Peter G Passias, Bassel G Diebo, Bryan J Marascalchi, Cyrus M Jalai, Samantha R Horn, Peter L Zhou, Karen Paltoo, Olivia J Bono, Nancy Worley, Gregory W Poorman, Vincent Challier, Anant Dixit, Carl Paulino, Virginie Lafage
OBJECTIVE It is becoming increasingly necessary for surgeons to provide evidence supporting cost-effectiveness of surgical treatment for cervical spine pathology. Anticipating surgical risk is critical in accurately evaluating the risk/benefit balance of such treatment. Determining the risk and cost-effectiveness of surgery, complications, revision procedures, and mortality rates are the most significant limitations. The purpose of this study was to determine independent risk factors for medical complications (MCs), surgical complications (SCs), revisions, and mortality rates following surgery for patients with cervical spine pathology...
November 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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