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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724303/direct-percutaneous-endoscopic-jejunostomy-using-single-balloon-enteroscopy-without-fluoroscopy-a-case-series
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Carlos Bernardes, Rolando Pinho, Adélia Rodrigues, Luísa Proença, João Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Direct percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (DPEJ) is a useful method to provide enteral nutrition to individuals when gastric feeding is not possible or contraindicated. The aim of this study was to analyze the efficacy and safety of DPEJ tube placement with the Gauderer-Ponsky technique by the pull method, using single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) without fluoroscopy. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of patients undergoing SBE for DPEJ placement in a referral hospital between January 2010 and March 2016...
July 14, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709170/-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-as-a-rare-metastatic-spreading-of-braf-mutated-microsatellite-stable-colon%C3%A2-cancer
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Aksana Höblinger, Stephanie Weber, Florian Tschirner, Stefan Kröber, Konrad Streetz
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is a rare but serious complication of solid tumors such as melanoma, breast and lung cancer, as well as gastrointestinal carcinomas. Its clinical manifestation is highly variable, presenting as radicular pain with or without neurological deficits, as well as with headaches and hallucinatory irritation symptoms. Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is often misdiagnosed, which delays treatment. Here we report a rare case of a patient with BRAF-mutated microsatellite stable colon carcinoma with lymphatic and skeletal metastases, who developed neurological symptoms one month after the initial diagnosis of malignancy...
July 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699989/deaths-related-to-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-a-rare-but-real-event
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Ana Kober N Leite, Beatriz G Cavalheiro, Marco Aurélio Kulcsar, Ana de Oliveira Hoff, Lenine G Brandão, Claudio Roberto Cernea, Leandro L Matos
Objective: The present study describes the clinical and tumor characteristics of patients that died from differentiated thyroid cancer and reports on the cause and circumstances of death in these cases. Subjects and methods: Retrospective analysis of all the differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) related deaths at a single institution over a 5-year period, with a total of 33 patients. Results: Most of the patients were female (63.6%), with a mean age at diagnosis of 58...
May 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683723/case-report-anaesthetic-management-of-radical-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-associated-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis
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Lei Ding, Hongyu Tan, Ziyu Li, Jiafu Ji, Xuejun Song
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is a rare neurological disorder that is caused by the production of antibodies against NMDARs. As many anaesthetic drugs interact with NMDARs and may worsen the disease and because the disease poses risks, such as cardiovascular events, hyperthermia and respiratory insufficiency, while under anaesthesia, administering anaesthesia to patients with this disorder is clinically challenging. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old man with gastric cancer associated with anti-NMDAR encephalitis who was diagnosed 8 months prior was admitted to Peking University Cancer Hospital for tumour resection...
July 6, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676008/repurposing-pharmaceuticals-as-neuroprotective-agents-for-cerebral-malaria
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Hannah M Brooks, Michael T Hawkes
BACKGROUND: Cerebral malaria (CM) is a severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection which may result in death or developmental disability. The pathologic processes leading to CM are not fully elucidated; however, widely accepted mechanisms include parasite sequestration, release of infected red blood cell contents, activation of endothelial cells, increased inflammatory responses, and ultimately dysfunction of the neurovascular unit (NVU). The endothelium plays a central role in these processes as the site of parasitized erythrocyte sequestration and as the regulator of fluid extravasation into the central nervous system...
July 4, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669084/painful-peripheral-neuropathy-and-cancer
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EDITORIAL
Panagiotis Zis, Giustino Varrassi
Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is very prevalent in cancer patients and a leading cause of pain related to cancer. However, the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms vary significantly. Peripheral neuropathy can be a direct or an indirect complication of cancer or cancer-related treatment, or a pre-existing comorbidity not related to cancer. PN might also occur as a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome. Such syndromes are immune-mediated manifestations that usually precede the diagnosis of cancer or cancer's relapse...
July 1, 2017: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662097/reconstructive-endovascular-treatment-of-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysms-with-the-low-profile-visualized-intraluminal-support-lvis-device
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Chuan-Chuan Wang, Yi-Bin Fang, Ping Zhang, Xuan Zhu, Bo Hong, Yi Xu, Jian-Min Liu, Qing-Hai Huang
INTRODUCTION: The Low-profile Visualized Intraluminal Support (LVIS) device is a new generation of self-expanding braided stent recently introduced in China for stent assisted coiling of intracranial aneurysms. The aim of our study is to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of the LVIS device in reconstructive treatment of vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms (VADAs). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the neurointerventional database of our institution from June 2014 to May 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660695/cerebral-sinus-venous-thrombosis-during-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-therapy-risk-factors-and-management
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Khaled M Ghanem, Raghida M Dhayni, Carol Al-Aridi, Nidale Tarek, Hani Tamim, Anthony K C Chan, Raya Saab, Miguel R Abboud, Hassan El-Solh, Samar A Muwakkit
BACKGROUND: Cerebral sinus venous thrombosis (CSVT) is a rare but serious complication of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) therapy. No available consensus exists regarding its risk factors and appropriate management due to the rarity of cases. PROCEDURES: Out of 209 ALL patients aged 1-21 years treated at the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon between May 2002 and May 2015, 13 developed CSVT during therapy. Patient characteristics, clinical management, and outcomes were studied...
June 29, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658097/a-thermal-dysregulation-problem-after-breast-cancer-surgery-what-could-be
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Diana Rüstemova, Aysun Genc, Gül Bora, Birkan Sonel Tur
RATIONALE: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder characterized by severe fatigue that is not relieved with rest and associated with physical symptoms such as sleep problems, headache, muscle pain, or joint pain. PATIENT CONCERNS: Forty-one year old patient complained from feeling cold after breast cancer surgery. DIAGNOSES: The diagnoses of fibromyalgia, depression, neurological, psychiatric, and vascular disorders were excluded by appropriate clinical and laboratory investigations...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644156/clinical-case-of-the-month-a-57-year-old-man-with-an-axillary-mass
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Palak Desai, Andrew Myers, Brian Boulmay, Fred A Lopez
A 57-year-old man presented to the surgical oncology clinic with a mildly tender mass under his right arm. Four years prior, the patient had a melanoma removed from his right shoulder along with an ipsilateral right axillary sentinel lymph sampling. Computed tomography (CT) scan was negative for metastatic disease at that time. The patient did not undergo completion axillary node dissection and was lost to follow-up. The patient was originally from Australia, did not tan but reported multiple sunburns before age 18...
May 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623118/derivation-and-validation-of-a-clinical-prediction-scale-for-isolated-distal-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-patients-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Sheng-Yun Li, Liang Feng, Mei-Juan Xiao, Si-Yan Chen, Jin-Cai He, Zhen Wang
BACKGROUND: Isolated distal deep venous thrombosis (IDDVT) is a common complication after ischemic stroke. However, there is a paucity of evidence regarding the clinical features and risk factors of IDDVT in patients with acute ischemic stroke. This study aimed to establish and validate a clinical prediction scale of IDDVT at an early stage of ischemic stroke development. METHODS: We retrospectively studied consecutive patients with stroke admitted to our neurology department between January and December 2016...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616866/vocal-palsy-increases-the-risk-of-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-in-low-risk-low-morbidity-patients-undergoing-thyroidectomy-for-benign-disease-a-big-data-analysis
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S A R Nouraei, J Allen, H Kaddour, S E Middleton, P Aylin, A Darzi, N S Tolley
OBJECTIVES: Thyroidectomy is the commonest and most rapidly-growing operation which places normally-functioning laryngeal nerves at risk of injury. Laryngeal palsy is a major risk-factor for dysphonia, dysphagia, and less commonly, airway obstruction. We investigated the association between post-thyroidectomy vocal palsy and long-term risks of pneumonia and laryngeal failure. DESIGN: An N=near-all analysis of the English administrative dataset using a previously-validated informatics algorithm to identify young and otherwise low-risk patients undergoing thyroidectomy for benign disease...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588797/widespread-subdural-metastasis-from-breast-cancer-progressing-rapidly-with-cerebral-herniation-a-case-report
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Yoshiko Okita, Norikazu Masuda, Makiko Mizutani, Yoshinori Kodama, Kiyoshi Mori, Masayuki Mano, Tomoyoshi Nakagawa, Shin Nakajima, Toshiyuki Fujinaka
We herein present the case of a 49-year-old female patient presenting with nausea and headache. The patient's medical history included breast cancer with bone and lymph node metastasis. Computed tomography (CT) examination revealed a high-density lesion in the right subdural space, suggesting hematoma. During surgery planned for subdural hematoma drainage, an en plaque subdural yellowish-white tumor was identified, without hematoma. Histopathological examination revealed metastatic breast cancer. The patient was administered predonisolone and her neurological symptoms gradually recovered...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578306/multiple-recurrent-ischaemic-strokes-in-a-patient-with-cancer-is-there-a-role-for-the-initiation-of-anticoagulation-therapy-for-secondary-stroke-prevention
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Giselle Alexandra Suero-Abreu, Jia Zhen Cheng, Ryna Karina Then
A 52-year-old woman with a medical history of cervical and thyroid cancer, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, uncontrolled diabetes and heavy smoking was diagnosed with a new metastatic cholangiocarcinoma. While undergoing palliative chemotherapy, she developed dysarthria and left-sided weakness. Imaging studies showed multiple bilateral ischaemic strokes. On hospital days 2 and 5, she developed worsening neurological symptoms and imaging studies revealed new areas of ischaemia on respective days. Subsequent workup did not revealed a clear aetiology for the multiple ischaemic events and hypercoagulability studies were only significant for a mildly elevated serum D-dimer level...
June 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576175/update-on-radiotherapy-for-central-nervous-system-malignancies
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REVIEW
Eric Kemmerer, Sunjay Shah
Malignancies arising from the central nervous system are rare. Brain metastases, in contrast, are perhaps the most common neurologic complication of cancer. Radiotherapy, as part of combined modality therapy, continues to evolve with the advancement of stereotactic radiosurgery indications, the addition of new technologies, such as alternating electric field therapy, and mounting advances in the complex biology of these entities. The explosion of new clinical trials combined with newly discovered molecular markers suggest the beginning of a paradigm shift in the management of these challenging malignancies that will allow for future risk-stratification strategies...
July 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565897/management-of-patients-with-an-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysm-and-a-history-of-malignancy
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Ondra Petr, Anthony M Burrows, Waleed Brinjikji, Robert D Brown, Giuseppe Lanzino
BACKGROUND: Management of a patient with an unruptured intracranial aneurysm (UIA) who has a history of malignancy can be challenging due to considerations related to the natural history of the aneurysm and risk of recurrence or progression of malignancy. The current study presents our experience with both conservative management and interventional treatment of patients with UIAs and a remote or recent history of cancer. METHODS: Consecutive patients with a history of malignancy and UIA were classified into the following groups: Group I (diagnoses of both UIA and cancer within 3 years) and Group II (known cancer with new UIA diagnosed ≥ 3 years after cancer)...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539034/-the-short-term-outcome-and-safety-of-laparoscopic-colorectal-cancer-resection-in-very-elderly-patients
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Won Beom Jung, Jin Yong Shin, Byoung Jo Suh
Background/Aims: Due to the recent increase in elderly population, laparoscopic surgery is more frequently performed in the elderly. This study aimed to compare the short-term outcomes of laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery between the very elderly group (VEG), categorized as those with age over 80 years and the elderly group (EG), categorized as those with age 65 to 79 years. Methods: We retrospectively compared 48 very elderly patients with 96 elderly patients (1:2 matched) who underwent laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancers at our institution between March 2010 and December 2014...
May 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508764/current-incidence-of-different-morphological-types-of-malignant-metastases-to-the-spine-based-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: Malignant tumours particularly often metastasise to the spine, causing considerable pain and limiting the patient's physical function. Standard therapy consists in surgical treatment with adjuvant radiotherapy. The qualification for surgery is a multifaceted process and detailed analysis of the morphology of the metastasis is a key factor. Numerous types of classification of metastatic lesions exist, among which the Tomita system, based on MRI findings, appears to be the most practical...
April 12, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495807/neurologic-serious-adverse-events-associated-with-nivolumab-plus-ipilimumab-or-nivolumab-alone-in-advanced-melanoma-including-a-case-series-of-encephalitis
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James Larkin, Bartosz Chmielowski, Christopher D Lao, F Stephen Hodi, William Sharfman, Jeffrey Weber, Karijn P M Suijkerbuijk, Sergio Azevedo, Hewei Li, Daniel Reshef, Alexandre Avila, David A Reardon
BACKGROUND: Despite unprecedented efficacy across multiple tumor types, immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy is associated with a unique and wide spectrum of immune-related adverse events (irAEs), including neurologic events ranging from mild headache to potentially life-threatening encephalitis. Here, we summarize neurologic irAEs associated with nivolumab and ipilimumab melanoma treatment, present cases of treatment-related encephalitis, and provide practical guidance on diagnosis and management...
June 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492341/implications-of-neurovascular-uncoupling-in-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-fmri-of-brain-tumors
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Rebecca W Pak, Darian H Hadjiabadi, Janaka Senarathna, Shruti Agarwal, Nitish V Thakor, Jay J Pillai, Arvind P Pathak
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) serves as a critical tool for presurgical mapping of eloquent cortex and changes in neurological function in patients diagnosed with brain tumors. However, the blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) contrast mechanism underlying fMRI assumes that neurovascular coupling remains intact during brain tumor progression, and that measured changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF) are correlated with neuronal function. Recent preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated that even low-grade brain tumors can exhibit neurovascular uncoupling (NVU), which can confound interpretation of fMRI data...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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