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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721346/prediction-of-survival-following-percutaneous-biliary-drainage-for-malignant-biliary-obstruction
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Wa'el Tuqan, Ayoub Innabi, Alia Alawneh, Fadi Abu Farsakh, Maan Al-Khatib
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drain is an intervention used to relieve malignant biliary obstruction. This study aims to explore survival after biliary drain insertion, predictive factors of survival and effectiveness to reduce total bilirubin level. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 72 patients who had malignant biliary obstruction and received biliary drain during the time period between March 2005 and February 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717868/erratum-to-eus-guided-gastroenterostomy-is-comparable-to-enteral-stenting-with-fewer-re-interventions-in-malignant-gastric-outlet-obstruction
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Yen-I Chen, Takao Itoi, Todd H Baron, Jose Nieto, Yamile Haito-Chavez, Ian S Grimm, Amr Ismail, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Majidah Bukhari, Gulara Hajiyeva, Ahmad S Alawad, Vivek Kumbhari, Mouen A Khashab
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717528/the-relationship-between-werner-syndrome-and-sinonasal-malignant-melanoma-two-sibling-cases-of-werner-syndrome-with-malignant-melanoma
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Yoshinori Kadowaki, Satoru Kodama, Munehito Moriyama, Masashi Suzuki
Werner syndrome (WS) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by premature aging. Malignant tumors such as thyroid carcinoma and malignant melanoma occur frequently in WS patients. We describe 2 siblings with WS who suffered from sinonasal malignant melanoma (MM). Both patients initially experienced nasal obstruction and recurrent nasal bleeding and died within 2 years of the diagnosis of MM. Otolaryngologists should recognize that WS patients have a high risk for head and neck malignant disease, particularly sinonasal MM, even if they are aged below the expected age range and undergo periodic examinations...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713733/effectiveness-of-preoperative-lymphoscintigraphy-for-the-detection-of-cervical-lymph-node-metastasis-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Md Ahsan Habib, Quazi Billur Rahman, Shakhawat Hossain, Ashik Abdullah Imon, Gokul Chand Kundu
BACKGROUND: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the most common malignant tumor. OSCC is the malignancy of squamous epithelium of oral cavity, which is the sixth most common malignancy reported worldwide and one with highest mortality rate among all malignancies. AIMS: The aims of this study is to assess the diagnostic performance of lymphoscintigraphy (LSG) for the detection of cervical lymph node metastasis in patients with OSCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study done in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department and National Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Science, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University during July 2015-June 2016...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704322/malignant-bowel-obstruction-in-relapsed-ovarian-cancer-with-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-an-occlusive-state
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Pedro Martinez Castro, Lara Vargas, Antonio Mancheño, Salvador Martín Utrilla, Francisco Pascual, Ignacio Romero, Cristina Zorrero, José Manuel Bosch, Andrés Poveda, Lucas Minig
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and oncological outcomes of women with malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) for relapsed ovarian cancer and peritoneal carcinomatosis. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed in all consecutive patients admitted at Instituto Valenciano de Oncología, Valencia, Spain, between July 2013 and July 2016 with MBO for relapsed ovarian cancer and peritoneal carcinomatosis. All patients underwent the same protocol of conservative management...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702340/characteristics-of-mycobacterium-avium-complex-mac-pulmonary-disease-in-previously-treated-lung-cancer-patients
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Erin Meier, Kelly Pennington, Alice Gallo de Moraes, Patricio Escalante
INTRODUCTION: Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is responsible for a large portion of non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections worldwide. Host factors such as active malignancy, immunosuppression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis increase the risk of MAC infection. However, the relationship between previously treated lung cancer with subsequent development of MAC pulmonary disease and treatment outcomes have not been previously studied. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all patients with lung cancer and MAC pulmonary disease documented in medical records at Mayo Clinic between January 2005 and October 2016...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697321/managing-malignant-bowel-obstruction-moving-beyond-drip-and-suck
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Eric J Roeland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697317/management-of-malignant-bowel-obstruction-associated-with-gi-cancers
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Aaron J Franke, Atif Iqbal, Jason S Starr, Rajesh M Nair, Thomas J George
For many patients with GI malignancies, the seeding of the abdominal cavity with tumor cells, called peritoneal carcinomatosis, is a common mode of metastases and disease progression. Prognosis for patients with this aspect of their disease remains poor, with high disease-related morbidity and complications. Uniform and proven practices that provide optimal palliative care and quality of life for these patients are needed. The objective of this review is to critically assess the current literature regarding palliative strategies in the management of peritoneal carcinomatosis and associated symptoms in patients with advanced GI cancers...
July 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697196/fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-findings-in-a-pediatric-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-and-differential-diagnosis
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Jianhao Xie, Chao Ma, Jun Tang
An 11 years old boy was referred to our hospital. He complained for the last three months for intermittent cough and shortness of breath after exercise which worsened recently. Airways computed tomography (CT) showed an abnormal endobronchial tumor, obstructing the right main bronchus and also atelectasis in the upper lobe of the right lung. Bronchoscopy showed a wet on its surface mass obstructing the right main bronchus. Biopsy showed a mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC). The fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) scan showed in the same area a mass with slightly increased (18)F-FDG uptake (maximum standardized uptake value, SUVmax: 3...
July 12, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693243/rt-qpcr-for-phox2b-mrna-is-a-highly-specific-and-sensitive-method-to-assess-neuroblastoma-minimal-residual-disease-in-testicular-tissue
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Victoria Grèze, Justyna Kanold, Fanny Chambon, Pascale Halle, Anne-Sophie Gremeau, Nathalie Rives, Nadège Rouel, Bruno Pereira, Andrei Tchirkov, Florence Brugnon
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common type of extracranial solid tumor in children with a high prevalence in toddlers. For childhood cancer survivors, preservation of reproductive potential is an important factor for quality of life. The optimization of NB minimal residual disease (MRD) detection in testicular tissue is crucial to evaluate the risk of malignant cell reintroduction. The first step in the present study was to assess the accuracy of reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) to detect tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), paired-like homeobox 2b (PHOX2B) and doublecortin (DCX) mRNA expression in frozen/thawed testicular tissues of patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) contaminated (in vitro model) with an increasing number of IMR-32 and SK-N-SH NB cells...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693151/application-of-small-intestine-decompression-combined-with-oral-feeding-in-middle-and-late-period-of-malignant-small-bowel-obstruction
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Dechun Li, Hongtao Du, Guoqing Shao, Yongtuan Guo, Wan Lu, Ruihong Li
The application value of small intestine decompression combined with oral feeding in the middle and late period of malignant small bowel obstruction was examined. A total of 22 patients with advanced malignant small bowel obstruction were included in the present study. An ileus tube was inserted via the nose under fluoroscopy into the obstructed small intestine of each patient. At the same time, the insertion depth the of the catheter was adjusted. When the catheter was blocked, small bowel selective angiography was performed to determine the location and cause of the obstruction and the extent of the obstruction, and to determine the length of the small intestine in the site of obstruction, and to select the variety and tolerance of enteral nutrition...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691046/a-randomized-trial-comparing-winged-versus-conventional-plastic-stents-for-malignant-bile-duct-strictures
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Lachlan Ayres, Danny Cheriyan, Ryan Scott, Edward Kim, Terry Lee, Joel Singer, Fergal Donnellan, Michael Byrne, Alan Weiss, Robert Enns, Jack Amar, Eric Lam, Jennifer Telford
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS : Stent insertion at endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an established therapy for managing malignant biliary obstruction. Conventional plastic stents with a tubular design are most commonly used despite limited patency. Plastic stents with a winged design may theoretically increase the duration of stent patency. The aim of this study was to compare stent patency of the winged versus conventional plastic stents in patients with malignant biliary obstruction...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685637/endoscopic-biliary-stent-insertion-through-specialized-duodenal-stent-for-combined-malignant-biliary-and-duodenal-obstruction-facilitated-by-stent-or-ptbd-guidance
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Jong Jin Lee, Jong Jin Hyun, Jung Wan Choe, Dong-Won Lee, Seung Young Kim, Sung Woo Jung, Young Kul Jung, Ja Seol Koo, Hyung Joon Yim, Sang Woo Lee
OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic stenting for combined malignant biliary and duodenal obstruction is technically demanding. However, this procedure can be facilitated when there is guidance from previously inserted stent or PTBD tube. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and clinical success rate of endoscopic placement of biliary self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) through duodenal SEMS in patients with combined biliary and duodenal obstruction due to inoperable or metastatic periampullary malignancy...
July 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685383/endovascular-management-of-malignant-inferior-vena-cava-syndromes
#14
Daniel Kuetting, Daniel Thomas, Kai Wilhelm, Claus C Pieper, Hans H Schild, Carsten Meyer
PURPOSE: Malignant obstructions of the inferior vena cava (IVC) are a common cause of the IVC syndrome. As reports on interventional treatment of malignant inferior caval obstructions are very sparse, the purpose of this study was to retrospectively assess the outcome of endovascular treatment of symptomatic, malignant IVC syndromes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2000 and 2015, 19 patients (six women; mean age 59 years ± 14) received endovascular treatment of malignant IVC obstruction/occlusion...
July 6, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685381/frequency-severity-and-risk-factors-for-acute-pancreatitis-after-percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-stent-placement-across-the-papilla-of-vater
#15
Shunsuke Sugawara, Yasuaki Arai, Miyuki Sone, Hitoshi Katai
PURPOSE: To clarify the frequency, severity, and risk factors for acute pancreatitis after percutaneous biliary stent placement across the papilla of Vater for malignant biliary obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 95 patients who underwent percutaneous biliary metallic stent placement (64 [67.4%] bare stents and 31 [32.6%] covered stents) across the papilla of Vater for malignant biliary obstruction between January 2010 and December 2012...
July 6, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682432/comparison-of-plastic-stents-with-self-expandable-metal-stents-in-palliative-treatment-of-malignant-biliary-obstruction-a-meta-analysis
#16
T-W Yuan, H-Q Liu, S-B Wang, J Cao
OBJECTIVE: The present study is to compare plastic stents (PS) with self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) in patients with malignant bile duct obstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Literature search in PubMed (Medline) and Embase databases was performed for all prospective randomized trials that compared SEMS with PS for the treatment of malignant biliary obstruction between January 1966 and January 2015. Research studies were included in the present meta-analysis if they met the inclusion criteria...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681224/percutaneous-image-guided-pancreatic-duct-drainage-technique-results-and-expected-benefits
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M Mizandari, T Azrumelashvili, J Kumar, N Habib
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to provide a technical detail and feasibility of percutaneous image-guided pancreatic duct (PD) drainage and to discuss its subtleties in a series of patients with obstructed PD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients presenting with PD obstruction from pancreatic head tumour or pancreatitis were subjected to percutaneous image-guided PD drainage under a guidance of ultrasound or computed tomography. Following the successful puncture of PD, a locking loop drainage catheter was placed using conventional guidewire techniques under real-time fluoroscopy guidance...
July 5, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674584/mesenteric-cyst-in-infancy-presentation-and-management
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Samia Belhassen, Braiki Meriem, Laamiri Rachida, Kechiche Nahla, Hidouri Saida, Krichen Imed, Mosbahi Sana, Ksiaa Amine, Sahnoun Lassad, Mekki Mongi, Belguith Mohsen, Nouri Abdellatif
Mesenteric cysts are documented as a rare entity in pediatric population. They are considered as benign intra-abdominal tumors with an unknown etiology. Symptoms are not specific and knowledge of such condition is essential in order to establish a proper management. We report three pediatrics cases of mesenteric cysts managed between 2000 and 2009 in the pediatric surgery Department of Monastir College Hospital. We described the clinical, radiological and operative findings. Two males and a female were managed (age range: 10 days-5years, mean age: 6,3years)...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674353/acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-caused-by-giardia-lamblia
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Hiromichi Araki, Shuya Shimizu, Katsumi Hayashi, Tomonori Yamada, Atsunori Kusakabe, Hiroshi Kanie, Yusuke Mizuno, Issei Kojima, Akitoshi Saitou, Kazuhiro Nagao, Yuka Suzuki, Tadashi Toyohara, Takanori Suzuki, Erika Uchida, Konomu Uno, Takahiro Nakazawa
We report a case of a 70-year-old man with acute acalculous cholecystitis caused by Giardia lamblia. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed distention of the gallbladder due to a pericholecystic abscess without gallstones. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and drip infusion cholecystocholangiography-CT demonstrated a stricture of the hilar bile duct and cystic duct obstruction. We conducted transpapillary bile duct brush cytology and a biopsy of the hilar bile duct stricture; numerous active trophozoites of Giardia lamblia were observed without malignant findings...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671769/chronic-coffee-consumption-and-respiratory-disease-a-systematic-review
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Tiago M Alfaro, Rita A Monteiro, Rodrigo A Cunha, Carlos Robalo Cordeiro
PURPOSE: The widespread consumption of coffee means that any biological effects from its use can lead to significant public health consequences. Chronic pulmonary diseases are extremely prevalent and responsible for one of every six deaths on a global level. METHODS: We searched major medical databases for studies reporting on the effects of coffee or caffeine consumption on a wide range of non-malignant respiratory outcomes, including incidence, prevalence, evolution or severity of respiratory disease in adults...
July 3, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
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