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Malignant pleural effusion

Ulku Aka Akturk, Dilek Ernam, Makbule Ozlem Akbay, Nagihan Durmus Koçak, Erhan Ogur, Ilim Irmak
OBJECTIVES: Pleural effusion is a common diagnostic and clinical problem. The differential diagnosis of pleural effusion may be difficult and may require several procedures, including invasive ones. Certain studies have investigated biochemical parameters to facilitate the diagnosis of exudative pleural effusion; however, it remains a challenging problem in clinical practice. We aimed to investigate the potential role of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio, which can be easily obtained by determining the cell count of the pleural fluid, in the differential diagnosis of exudative pleural effusion...
October 1, 2016: Clinics
Enio Campos Amico, José Roberto Alves, Samir Assi João, Priscila Luana Franco Costa Guimarães, Joafran Alexandre Costa de Medeiros, Élio José Silveira da Silva Barreto
Background: Hepatectomies have been increasingly recommended and performed in Brazil; they present great differences related to immediate complications. Aim: Assessing the immediate postoperative complications in a series of 88 open liver resections. Method: Prospective database of patients subjected to consecutive hepatectomies over nine years. The post-hepatectomy complications were categorized according to the Clavien-Dindo classification; complications presenting grade equal to or greater than 3 were considered major complications...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Rebecca Krochmal, Chakravarthy Reddy, Lonny Yarmus, Neeraj R Desai, David Feller-Kopman, Hans J Lee
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) represent advanced stage disease with potentially significant patient discomfort due to dyspnea. Palliative management options include repetitive thoracenteses, placement of a tunneled pleural catheter (TPC), chemical pleurodesis, or some combination of these procedures. The rapid pleurodesis procedure combines thoracoscopic talc pleurodesis and insertion of a TPC at the same time with the goals of reducing both the length of hospitalization and the duration of catheter use...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Ying Swan Ho, Lian Yee Yip, Nurhidayah Basri, Vivian Su Hui Chong, Chin Chye Teo, Eddy Tan, Kah Ling Lim, Gek San Tan, Xulei Yang, Si Yong Yeo, Mariko Si Yue Koh, Anantham Devanand, Angela Takano, Eng Huat Tan, Daniel Shao Weng Tan, Tony Kiat Hon Lim
Cytology and histology forms the cornerstone for the diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) but obtaining sufficient tumour cells or tissue biopsies for these tests remains a challenge. We investigate the lipidome of lung pleural effusion (PE) for unique metabolic signatures to discriminate benign versus malignant PE and EGFR versus non-EGFR malignant subgroups to identify novel diagnostic markers that is independent of tumour cell availability. Using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, we profiled the lipidomes of the PE of 30 benign and 41 malignant cases with or without EGFR mutation...
October 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
Atsushi Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Miyasaka, Kazushige Furuya, Hideki Watanabe, Masahiro Maruyama, Haruka Nakada, Atsushi Takano, Masao Hada, Hiroshi Nakagomi, Masao Omata, Toshio Oyama
We herein experienced a case with pseudo-Meigs' syndrome that developed both synchronous and metachronous metastases to the ovary from ascending colon cancer. A 57-year-old female visited a hospital for a 2-month history of abdominal distension and voiding difficulty. Massive pleural effusion on the right side and a small amount of left-sided pleural effusion were detected on CT. She underwent emergent laparotomy due to the severe symptom of abdominal distention. The tumor originated from the left ovary, and left-sided oophorectomy was performed...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Avas Chandra Ray, Subhra Aditya, Pulak Kumar Jana, Apratim Chatterjee, Anup Sarkar, Jay Mehta, Jotideb Mukhopadhyay
A young male labourer developed pain at the site of blunt trauma over back of chest followed by fever, cough with expectoration, breathlessness and hemorrhagic pleural effusion in the side of injury. What could have been passed as a sequel of trauma turned out to be the consequences of an underlying rare and aggressive malignant tumor of the chest wall known as Askin tumor or Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET). CT thorax with guided FNAC, debulking operation, histopathological examination followed by immunohistochemistry of the tumor tissue led to the final diagnosis...
March 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Xue Pan, Anyuan Zhong, Yufei Xing, Minhua Shi, Bin Qian, Tong Zhou, Yongjing Chen, Xueguang Zhang
Soluble and membrane-bound programmed death ligand-1 (sPD-L1 and mPD-L1, respectively) have been demonstrated to participate in the immune suppression of non-small cell lung cancer. However, the contribution of sPD-L1 and mPD-L1 to immune regulation and disease progression in patients with pleural effusions remains unknown. The present study evaluated the levels of sPD-L1 and membrane-bound PD-1/PD-L1 in the peripheral blood and pleural effusions of patients with tuberculous pleural effusion (TPE), malignant pleural effusion (MPE) and non-tuberculous non-malignant pleural effusion (n-TB n-M)...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Zhengpeng Shi, Yumin Hu, Hanqing Chen, Fengqing Fu, Xueguang Zhang
Objective To generate mouse anti-human monoclonal antibodies against the molecules expressed on immune cells from malignant pleural effusions, and identify the antigen recognized by the monoclonal antibody named Y4F11. Methods The cells separated from pleural effusions of lung cancer patients were used to immunize BALB/c mice. Hybridoma technology was used for cell fusion and screening; the monoclonal antibody named Y4F11 was chosen as the object for the following experiment. Flow cytometry was performed to analyze the molecules expressed on naive and activated T, B, NK cells and monocytes; Co-immunoprecipitation was conducted to get the antigen pulled down by Y4F11...
October 2016: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Liang Chen, Shunfang Yang, Jinqi Jiang, Ying Zhang, Hui Feng, Jie Cao, Xinyue Ge, Wenhui Xie
BACKGROUND: A great individual differences to chemotherapeutic effects existed in the patient with advanced lung cancer. How to choose the optimum regimens to achieve the individuation and maximum effect of chemotherapy for lung cancer is worth exploring. The study was designed to examine the effect of ex vitro chemo-sensitivity assay in xeno-free culture of autologous malignant effusion cells from patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma. METHODS: The 50 treatment-naive patients with lung adenocarcinoma complicated with malignant pleural or pericardial effusions were enrolled...
September 20, 2016: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Masayuki Oki, Tomihisa Nanao, Takuma Shinoda, Ayumi Tsuda, Atsushi Yasuda, Toshiro Seki, Hideki Ozawa, Naoya Nakamura, Atsushi Takagi
To date, there are only 15 case reports of lymphoma in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a common autosomal dominant tumor predisposition syndrome. Here, we present the first report of a primary effusion lymphoma (PEL)-like lymphoma (PEL-L), which is a human herpes virus 8/Kaposi sarcoma herpes virus-unrelated PEL, in a 73-year-old woman with NF1. The woman presented with pleural effusion following surgery for a small intestinal gastrointestinal stromal tumor and a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor...
2016: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
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September 15, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Miloslav Marel, Libor Fila, Michaela Červená
UNLABELLED: The problems of pleural effusions are connected with many areas of medicine. The problem affects approx. 0.5 % of the population every year. The paper summarizes pathophysiological data relating to the emergence of effusions, their epidemiology, description of particular types of effusions and possibilities of treatment. More attention is paid to the differential diagnosis and therapy for malign pleural effusions. KEY WORDS: diagnostics - exudate - treatment - pleura - transudate...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Onkar Jha, Vidya Nair, Deepak Talwar
Involvement of pleura by sarcoidosis remains a rare manifestation and varies from pleural effusion, pneumothorax, pleural thickening, hydropneumothorax, trapped lung, hemothorax, or chylothorax. Sarcoid pleural effusions presenting as hemorrhagic effusions are even more rare. We report a case of active pulmonary sarcoidosis presenting as hemorrhagic pleural effusion requiring tissue diagnosis to rule out malignancy. The rarity of the presentation prompted us to report this case.
September 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Chetan Basavaraj Patil, Ramakant Dixit, Rakesh Gupta, Neeraj Gupta, Varna Indushekar
BACKGROUND: Medical thoracoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used in diagnostic and therapeutic applications for pleural diseases. In this study, we describe our experience in the outcome and analysis of thoracoscopy in undiagnosed pleural effusion presenting to our center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective study conducted over last 2 years. We performed thoracoscopy in 129 cases of undiagnosed exudative pleural effusions using rigid thoracoscope...
September 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Gan-Lin He, Ying-Jun Chang, Lan-Ping Xu, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Yu Wang, Kai-Yan Liu, Xiao-Jun Huang
BACKGROUND: So far, there is very little literature on how pre-transplant pulmonary infection developed in horizontal laminar flow unit (HLFU) affects outcomes of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on allo-HSCT recipients who were diagnosed with pre-transplant pulmonary infection developed in HLFU between January 2012 and December 2012. Various tests were analyzed to evaluate the overall survival (OS) and pulmonary infection rate after allo-HSCT...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Christian Geltner, Peter Errhalt, Bernhard Baumgartner, Gerhard Ambrosch, Barbara Machan, Josef Eckmayr, Thomas Klikovits, Mir Alireza Hoda, Helmut Popper, Walter Klepetko
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare malignant disease that in the majority of cases is associated with asbestos exposure. The incidence in Europe is about 20 per million inhabitants and it is increasing worldwide. Initial symptoms are shortness of breath, pleural effusion, cough, and chest pain. The typical growth pattern is along the pleural surface; however, infiltration of the lung and/or mediastinal and chest wall structures can occur in a more advanced stage. Ultimately, distant metastases outside the chest can result...
September 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Kanako K Kumamaru, Sachin S Saboo, Ayaz Aghayev, Phoebe Cai, Carlos Gonzalez Quesada, Elizabeth George, Zoha Hussain, Tianrun Cai, Frank J Rybicki
BACKGROUND: The purpose is to develop a comprehensive risk-scoring system based on CT findings for predicting 30-day mortality after acute pulmonary embolism (PE), and to compare it with PE Severity Index (PESI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included consecutive 1698 CT pulmonary angiograms (CTPA) positive for acute PE performed at a single institution (2003-2010). Two radiologists independently assessed each study regarding clinically relevant findings and then performed adjudication...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
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September 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
Oliver J Bintcliffe, Gary Y C Lee, Najib M Rahman, Nick A Maskell
The evidence base concerning the management of benign pleural effusions has lagged behind that of malignant pleural effusions in which recent randomised trials are now informing current clinical practice and international guidelines.The causes of benign pleural effusions are broad, heterogenous and patients may benefit from individualised management targeted at both treating the underlying disease process and direct management of the fluid. Pleural effusions are very common in a number of non-malignant pathologies, such as decompensated heart failure, and following coronary artery bypass grafting...
September 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
Chenyang Dai, Yijiu Ren, Dong Xie, Hui Zheng, Yunlang She, Ke Fei, Gening Jiang, Chang Chen
OBJECTIVES: Patients with NSCLC with M1a disease regardless of lymph node status were categorized as stage IV. This study aims to investigate whether the N descriptors in M1a patients could provide clinical information. METHODS: Overall, 39,731 patients with NSCLC with M1a disease were identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database during 2005-2012. Lung cancer-specific survival (LCSS) was compared among M1a patients stratified by N stage...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
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