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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435289/outcomes-of-abdominal-esophageal-cancer-patients-who-were-treated-with-esophagectomy
#1
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Tsutomu Namikawa, Jun Iwabu, Kazune Fujisawa, Michiya Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Hanazaki
The aim of the present study was to elucidate the characteristics and outcomes of abdominal esophageal cancer patients who were treated with esophagectomy. The records of 210 esophagectomy patients were retrospectively reviewed and the differences in postoperative outcomes and disease-specific survival between squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma were evaluated. Of the 20 abdominal esophageal cancer patients, 11 had squamous cell carcinoma, 8 had adenocarcinoma and 1 had adenosquamous cell carcinoma. The body mass index and serum albumin levels were significantly lower in the squamous cell carcinoma patients compared with those in the adenocarcinoma patients, and abdominal lymph node metastasis was significantly more frequent in the adenocarcinoma patients...
February 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416361/imported-melioidosis-in-japan-a-review-of-cases
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REVIEW
Yoshiro Hadano
Fourteen cases of reported melioidosis in Japan were reviewed. The mean age was 52.4 years (33-69 years), and all patients were male. All of the presumed exposures originated in Southeast Asia. The most common underlying disease was diabetes mellitus, including those patients with impaired glucose tolerance (n=8). As for mode of onset, 13 patients had acute infections and one had chronic infection. Of these 14 patients, the most common infection site on admission was lung (n=8), followed by bone (n=5), skin (n=4), gastrointestinal abscess formation (n=3), urinary tract (n=3), aorta (n=2), mediastinal lymph node swelling (n=1), and central nervous system (n=1)...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410264/early-outcome-of-bilateral-versus-single-internal-mammary-artery-grafting-in-the-elderly
#3
Antonino S Rubino, Giuseppe Gatti, Daniel Reichart, Tuomas Tauriainen, Marisa De Feo, Francesco Onorati, Aniello Pappalardo, Sidney Chocron, Helmut Gulbins, Magnus Dalén, Peter Svenarud, Giuseppe Faggian, Ilaria Franzese, Giuseppe Santarpino, Theodor Fischlein, Daniele Maselli, Saverio Nardella, Riccardo Gherli, Aamer Ahmed, Francesco Santini, Antonio Salsano, Francesco Nicolini, Marco Zanobini, Matteo Saccocci, Vito G Ruggieri, Karl Bounader, Carmelo Mignosa, Paola D'Errigo, Stefano Rosato, Juhani Airaksinen, Andrea Perrotti, Fausto Biancari
BACKGROUND: Bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) grafting is increasingly used in the elderly without evidence of its risks or benefits compared to single internal mammary artery (SIMA) grafting. METHODS: 2899 patients aged 70 years or older (855 underwent BIMA grafting, 29.5%) operated on from January 2015 to December 2016 and included in the prospective multicenter E-CABG study were considered in this analysis. RESULTS: One-to-one propensity matching resulted in 804 pairs with similar preoperative risk profile...
February 1, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399023/syndrome-of-inappropriate-antidiuretic-hormone-secretion-siadh-associated-with-mediastinal-schwannoma
#4
Shin Han Song, Gyeong Ah Sim, Seon Ha Baek, Jang Won Seo, Jung Weon Shim, Ja Ryong Koo
Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) is the most common cause of euvolemic hypo-osmotic hyponatremia. There are several etiologies of SIADH including neuroendocrine tumor, pulmonary disease, infection, trauma, and medications. Here, we report a case of SIADH associated with a schwannoma involving the mediastinum in a 75-year-old woman who presented with nausea, vomiting, and general weakness. Laboratory testing showed hypo-osmolar hyponatremia, with a serum sodium level of 102mmol/L, serum osmolality of 221mOsm/kg, urine osmolality of 382mOsm/kg, urine sodium of 55 mmol/L, and plasma antidiuretic hormone (ADH) of 4...
December 2017: Electrolyte & Blood Pressure: E & BP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390024/viral-fgarat-orf75a-promotes-early-events-in-lytic-infection-and-gammaherpesvirus-pathogenesis-in-mice
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Nick D Van Skike, Nana K Minkah, Chad H Hogan, Gary Wu, Peter T Benziger, Darby G Oldenburg, Mehmet Kara, Deborah M Kim-Holzapfel, Douglas W White, Scott A Tibbetts, Jarrod B French, Laurie T Krug
Gammaherpesviruses encode proteins with homology to the cellular purine metabolic enzyme formyl-glycinamide-phosphoribosyl-amidotransferase (FGARAT), but the role of these viral FGARATs (vFGARATs) in the pathogenesis of a natural host has not been investigated. We report a novel role for the ORF75A vFGARAT of murine gammaherpesvirus 68 (MHV68) in infectious virion production and colonization of mice. MHV68 mutants with premature stop codons in orf75A exhibited a log reduction in acute replication in the lungs after intranasal infection, which preceded a defect in colonization of multiple host reservoirs including the mediastinal lymph nodes, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and the spleen...
February 1, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381958/should-we-consider-igg-hypogammaglobulinemia-a-risk-factor-for-severe-complications-of-ludwig-angina-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Orville V Baez-Pravia, Miriam Díaz-Cámara, Oscar De La, Carlos Pey, Mercedes Ontañón Martín, Luis Jimenez Hiscock, Begoña Morató Bellido, Ángel Luis Córdoba Sánchez
RATIONALE: Cervical necrotizing fasciitis (CNF) and descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) are rare forms of complication of Ludwig angina. These potentially lethal infections are difficult to recognize in early stages and are often associated with predisposing factors like diabetes and immunocompromised states. Moreover, IgG hypogammaglobulinemia (hypo-IgG) is considered to be a risk factor of mortality in patients with septic shock; however, it is not routinely quantified in patients with extremely serious infections, particularly in cases with no history or evidence of immunocompromising disorders...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376459/two-tube-method-for-treatment-of-spontaneous-esophageal-rupture-and-concomitant-mediastinal-infection
#7
Liang-Liang Yu, Zheng-Fu He, Qi-Fang Liu, Ning Dai, Jian-Min Si, Bei Ye, Jian-Cang Zhou
Objective Spontaneous esophageal rupture (SER) is a rare but life-threatening condition with high mortality. The prognosis of patients with SER treated with surgical intervention or the traditional "three-tube" method is controversial. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy, feasibility, and safety of a new "two-tube" method involving a trans-fistula drainage tube and a three-lumen jejunal feeding tube for the treatment of SER without concomitant pleural rupture. Methods From January 2007 to June 2016, patients with SER and managed with the "two-tube" method or other methods were retrospectively analyzed...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373267/mediastinal-subcutaneous-and-multiple-muscular-abscesses-caused-by-group-b-streptococcus-serotype-viii-in-a-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patient
#8
Yuka Omura, Yoshiki Kusama, Noriko Takeuchi, Naruhiko Ishiwada
We report a case of mediastinal subcutaneous and multiple muscular abscesses caused by group B streptococcus serotype VIII in a type 2 diabetes mellitus patient. The patient arrived at the hospital with the chief complaint of immobility, and blood examination results suggested an acute infection and poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. Group B streptococcal bacteria were cultured from the patient's blood, and identified as serotype VIII upon further analysis. The patient recovered without any sequelae after percutaneous drainage, antibiotic therapy, and intensive glycemic control...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372563/cladosporium-cladosporioides-complex-infection-in-a-mixed-breed-dog
#9
Matteo Spano, Zuliani Davide, Peano Andrea, Bertazzolo Walter
A 3-year-old female mixed-breed dog was referred with a 2-day history of serious dyspnea, coughing, lethargy, anorexia, and a low-grade right anterior lameness. At presentation, the dog had an increased respiratory rate, dull heart and lung sounds, and cyanotic mucous membranes. It was hyperthermic and slightly dehydrated. Laboratory findings showed mild neutrophilia with a left shift, while serum biochemistry variables were in the normal range. However, urinalysis revealed mild proteinuria and rare erythrocytes and leukocytes on sediment examination...
January 25, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365001/high-resolution-computed-tomography-findings-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-lung-transplant-recipients
#10
Irai Luis Giacomelli, Roberto Schuhmacher Neto, Carlos Schuller Nin, Priscilla de Souza Cassano, Marisa Pereira, José da Silva Moreira, Douglas Zaione Nascimento, Bruno Hochhegger
OBJECTIVE: Respiratory infections constitute a major cause of morbidity and mortality in solid organ transplant recipients. The incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis is high among such patients. On imaging, tuberculosis has various presentations. Greater understanding of those presentations could reduce the impact of the disease by facilitating early diagnosis. Therefore, we attempted to describe the HRCT patterns of pulmonary tuberculosis in lung transplant recipients. METHODS: From two hospitals in southern Brazil, we collected the following data on lung transplant recipients who developed pulmonary tuberculosis: gender; age; symptoms; the lung disease that led to transplantation; HRCT pattern; distribution of findings; time from transplantation to pulmonary tuberculosis; and mortality rate...
July 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356415/clinical-and-imaging-spectrum-of-tuberculosis-associated-fibrosing-mediastinitis
#11
Tongxi Liu, Li Gao, Sheng Xie, Hongliang Sun, Min Liu, Zhenguo Zhai
PURPOSE: Fibrosing mediastinitis (FM) is a rare disorder characterized by an excessive fibrotic reaction within the mediastinum, which can result in compression of mediastinal structures. To investigate the clinical and imaging characteristics of TB-associated FM, patients with evidence of TB infection were retrospectively evaluated in this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 33 patients with clinically diagnosed FM and evidence of TB infection were selected from the database of two institutional medical centers...
January 22, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306716/risk-factors-affecting-the-prognosis-of-descending-necrotizing-mediastinitis-from-odontogenic-infection
#12
Luyao Qu, Xiang Liang, Bin Jiang, Wentao Qian, Weijie Zhang, Xieyi Cai
PURPOSE: Descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) is a serious complication of head and neck infections and has an excessively high mortality rate owing to the lack of understanding of DNM. We assessed the clinical characteristics, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of odontogenic DNM and evaluated the risk factors affecting the prognosis of DNM to provide an up-to-date overview for clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study, enrolling a sample of patients with DNM due to odontogenic infection who had been referred from January 2013 to December 2016...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296917/checkpoint-blockade-in-hodgkin-and-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Reid W Merryman, Philippe Armand, Kyle T Wright, Scott J Rodig
Classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) is characterized by nearly universal genetic alterations in 9p24.1, resulting in constitutive expression of PD-1 ligands. This likely underlies the unique sensitivity of cHL to PD-1 blockade, with response rates of ∼70% in relapsed/refractory disease. There are now numerous clinical trials testing PD-1 inhibitors in earlier stages of treatment and in combination with many other therapies. In general, non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) do not display a high frequency of 9p24.1 alterations and do not share cHL's vulnerability to PD-1 blockade...
December 12, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289957/surgical-treatment-of-cardiac-tumors-insights-from-an-18-year-single-center-analysis
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Sabreen Mkalaluh, Marcin Szczechowicz, Saeed Torabi, Bastian Schmack, Anton Sabashnikov, Bashar Dib, Matthias Karck, Alexander Weymann
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical presentation, operative data, and early and late outcomes of a large patient cohort undergoing surgical treatment for cardiac tumors in our institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 181 patients underwent surgery because of suspected cardiac tumor in our institution between 1998 and 2016. In 162 cases, the diagnosis was confirmed postoperatively and these patients were included in this study. Preoperative baseline characteristics, operative data, and postoperative early and long-term outcomes were analyzed...
December 31, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279791/pulmonary-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-complex-infection-in-an-infant-a-silent-and-coincidental-finding
#15
Vishal Naik, Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, William Gershan, Andrew A Colin, Nadir Demirel
An 11-month-old healthy infant girl was noted to have left lower lobe (LLL) opacities on chest X-ray (CXR) after developing desaturations during an elective cochlear implant surgery. Repeat CXR 10 days later revealed hyperexpansion of the left lung and persistent LLL opacity. Chest computerized tomography revealed enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes, left mainstem bronchial obstruction, and nodular opacities. Bronchoscopic biopsy of the endobronchial tissue revealed multiple necrotizing granulomas and grew Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, Streptococcus viridans, and Actinomyces odontolyticus...
December 1, 2017: Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223421/a-prospective-multi-institutional-cohort-study-of-mediastinal-infections-after-cardiac-operations
#16
Louis P Perrault, Katherine A Kirkwood, Helena L Chang, John C Mullen, Brian C Gulack, Michael Argenziano, Annetine C Gelijns, Ravi K Ghanta, Bryan A Whitson, Deborah L Williams, Nancy M Sledz-Joyce, Brian Lima, Giampaolo Greco, Nishit Fumakia, Eric A Rose, John D Puskas, Eugene H Blackstone, Richard D Weisel, Michael E Bowdish
BACKGROUND: Mediastinal infections are a potentially devastating complication of cardiac operations. This study analyzed the frequency, risk factors, and perioperative outcomes of mediastinal infections after cardiac operations. METHODS: In 2010, 5,158 patients enrolled in a prospective study evaluating infections after cardiac operations and their effect on readmissions and mortality for up to 65 days after the procedure. Clinical and demographic characteristics, operative variables, management practices, and outcomes were compared for patients with and without mediastinal infections, defined as deep sternal wound infection, myocarditis, pericarditis, or mediastinitis...
December 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218673/results-of-endoscopic-vacuum-assisted-closure-device-for-treatment-of-upper-gi-leaks
#17
Marc Bludau, Hans F Fuchs, Till Herbold, Martin K H Maus, Hakan Alakus, Felix Popp, Jessica M Leers, Christiane J Bruns, Arnulf H Hölscher, Wolfgang Schröder, Seung-Hun Chon
BACKGROUND: Esophageal perforations and postoperative leakage of esophagogastrostomies are considered to be life-threatening conditions due to the potential development of mediastinitis and consecutive sepsis. Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) techniques, a well-established treatment method for superficial infected wounds, are based on a negative pressure applied to the wound via a vacuum-sealed sponge. Endoluminal VAC (E-VAC) therapy as a treatment for GI leakages in the rectum was introduced in 2008...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217088/induction-cisplatin-docetaxel-followed-by-surgery-and-erlotinib-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Tina Cascone, Kathryn A Gold, Stephen G Swisher, Diane D Liu, Frank V Fossella, Boris Sepesi, Apar Pataer, Annikka Weissferdt, Neda Kalhor, Ara A Vaporciyan, Wayne L Hofstetter, Ignacio I Wistuba, John V Heymach, Edward S Kim, William N William
BACKGROUND: Data from meta-analyses support the use of induction or adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). This phase 2 study assessed the role of induction cisplatin and docetaxel followed by surgery in patients with resectable stage I to III NSCLCs, followed by 12 months of adjuvant erlotinib. METHODS: Patients with resectable stage I to III NSCLCs received cisplatin 80 mg/m2, docetaxel 75 mg/m2 every 21 days for 3 cycles, followed by surgery, followed by adjuvant erlotinib for 12 months...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203735/histomorphologic-changes-of-esophageal-mucosa-in-experimental-third-degree-stricture
#19
Volodymyr O Shaprynskyi, Yevgeniy V Shaprinskiy, Yaroslav V Karyi, Serhii A Lysenko
INTRODUCTION: Nowadays the level of early and late complications after the operations for esophageal corrosive strictures such as esophago-organ anastomotic leak, development of infections, pneumonia, pleural empyema, mediastinitis, peritonitis, postoperative corrosive stricture development etc. remains rather high. Besides, postoperative mortality rate is high as well - 3.5-30 %. For that reason, an experimental model of esophageal stricture was suggested and ultrastructural mucosal changes in the stricture itself were studied to elaborate the unified pathogenic approach in treatment of esophageal stricture and improvement of its results...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201483/purulent-appearing-material-in-an-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-of-mediastinal-lymph-node-a-diagnostic-challenge
#20
Damaris Pena, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes, Sindhaghatta Venkatram
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has increasingly been performed for the diagnosis and staging of thoracic malignancies. Findings of a necrotic lymph node raise concern for infectious process and malignancy. A hypoechoic area on ultrasound/EBUS within a lymph node without blood flow is suggestive of pathologies like infections or malignancy. Inspection of the fluid could suggest a diagnosis; clear aspirates usually suggest bronchogenic or mediastinal cysts and purulent material suggests abscesses or necrotic lymph nodes...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
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