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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232801/-early-diagnosis-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-urinary-bladder-reached-by-routine-abdominal-ultrasonography-in-a-patient-on-self-catheterization-a-case-report
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Yujiro Hayashi, Hitoshi Inoue, Hiromu Noi, Satoko Fukuda, Masanori Noma, Hiroshi Ohashi, Tsuneo Hara
A 69-year-old woman was referred to our department for refractory cystitis. Incomplete emptying of the bladder was observed, and symptoms did not improve after medication. Clean intermittent catheterization was initiated. Two years after introduction of catheterization, a mass in the bladder dome was detected by routine abdominal ultrasonography. She was diagnosed with malignant tumor of the bladder diverticulum based on cystoscopy, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Partial cystectomy and lymph node dissection was performed following transurethral resection of the bladder tumor...
November 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232547/aml-therapy-wake-up-the-guardian-and-cut-loose-the-executioners
#2
Dario C Altieri
In this issue of Cancer Cell, Pan et al. show that a combination therapy designed to reactivate the p53 tumor suppressor while antagonizing the anti-apoptotic function of Bcl-2 is highly active in preclinical models of refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The results may move the needle in this hard-to-treat malignancy.
December 11, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232542/allogeneic-transplantation-for-follicular-lymphoma-does-one-size-fit-all
#3
Mehdi Hamadani, Mary M Horowitz
Follicular lymphoma (FL) exhibits striking biologic and clinical heterogeneity. Patients with newly diagnosed asymptomatic or low-bulk disease may be observed or managed with immunotherapies alone. Chemoimmunotherapy is considered a standard treatment for patients with advanced, symptomatic disease. In patients with FL who achieve at least a partial remission after first-line chemoimmunotherapy, autologous (auto-) hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) consolidation is not recommended; however, most patients with FL experience disease relapse after frontline therapies, with the experience of therapy failure within 2 years of first-line treatments predicting poor survival...
December 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232464/treatment-of-recurrent-ovarian-cancer
#4
S Pignata, S C Cecere, A Du Bois, P Harter, F Heitz
Despite optimal surgery and appropriate first-line chemotherapy, ∼70%-80% of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer will develop disease relapse. The same modalities as used primarily are available for treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC). The rationale for repetitive surgery in ROC was based on a stable body of retrospective data; however, prospective data were missing. Now, preliminary data from the prospective AGO-DESKTOP III give evidence that surgery for ROC seems to be of benefit for selected patients with platinum-sensitive relapse undergoing complete resection...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232438/refractory-or-relapsed-aggressive-b-cell-lymphoma-failing-r-chop-an-analysis-of-patients-treated-on-the-ricover-60-trial
#5
B Glass, A J Dohm, L H Truemper, M Pfreundschuh, A Bleckmann, G G Wulf, A Rosenwald, M Ziepert, N Schmitz
Background: The prognosis of elderly patients with aggressive B-non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after first lymphoma-related treatment failure (TF-L) is not well described. Methods: We analysed patient characteristics including the presence of MYC rearrangements and MYC-expression immunohistochemistry (IHC) at diagnosis and modalities of salvage therapy and their impact on the prognosis of patients between 61 and 80 years who had been treated on the RICOVER-60 trial. Results: TF-L occurred in 301 of the 1222 (24...
December 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232302/minimally-invasive-septal-myectomy-for-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
#6
Farah N Musharbash, Matthew R Schill, Matthew C Henn, Ralph J Damiano
Surgical septal myectomy is the treatment of choice for patients with symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy refractory to medications. This report describes our minimally invasive approach for performing a septal myectomy via a ministernotomy that has been used at our institution for more than a decade. In particular, patient preparation, surgical technique, and clinical considerations are highlighted. Performed properly, this minimally invasive technique is a feasible and effective approach in our experience...
December 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232297/long-term-success-with-driveline-exit-site-relocation-for-deep-driveline-infection-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-patients
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Leora B Balsam, Adam Jacoby, Eddie Louie, Jamie P Levine
OBJECTIVE: Driveline infection is a common complication of durable left ventricular assist device support. The majority involve the driveline exit site and can be treated with antibiotics and local wound care. Less frequently, these infections extend into deeper tissues and surgical debridement is necessary. Few studies have described the surgical strategy for treatment of deep driveline infection or have reported long-term outcomes. With a growing population of patients being implanted as destination therapy, there is an obvious need to evaluate and optimize treatment for complex driveline infections...
December 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231133/daratumumab-plus-bortezomib-melphalan-and-prednisone-for-untreated-myeloma
#8
María-Victoria Mateos, Meletios A Dimopoulos, Michele Cavo, Kenshi Suzuki, Andrzej Jakubowiak, Stefan Knop, Chantal Doyen, Paulo Lucio, Zsolt Nagy, Polina Kaplan, Ludek Pour, Mark Cook, Sebastian Grosicki, Andre Crepaldi, Anna M Liberati, Philip Campbell, Tatiana Shelekhova, Sung-Soo Yoon, Genadi Iosava, Tomoaki Fujisaki, Mamta Garg, Christopher Chiu, Jianping Wang, Robin Carson, Wendy Crist, William Deraedt, Huong Nguyen, Ming Qi, Jesus San-Miguel
Background The combination of bortezomib, melphalan, and prednisone is a standard treatment for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who are ineligible for autologous stem-cell transplantation. Daratumumab has shown efficacy in combination with standard-of-care regimens in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Methods In this phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned 706 patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who were ineligible for stem-cell transplantation to receive nine cycles of bortezomib, melphalan, and prednisone either alone (control group) or with daratumumab (daratumumab group) until disease progression...
December 12, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230799/a-retrospective-study-on-the-management-of-patients-with-rituximab-refractory-follicular-lymphoma
#9
Philippe Solal-Céligny, Pierre Leconte, Aurélie Bardet, Juana Hernandez, Xavier Troussard
Given that there are currently no clear recommendations regarding therapeutic options for rituximab refractory/relapsed follicular lymphoma patients, this study aimed to describe the real-life management of patients with refractory follicular lymphoma after systemic rituximab-containing regimens (rFL), and rFL patient characteristics. In this retrospective, national, multicentre study, descriptive analyses were mainly performed according to rituximab-containing regimen at rFL diagnosis [rituximab monotherapy (R-MONO), rituximab + chemotherapy (R-COMBO), and ongoing rituximab maintenance (R-MAINTAIN)]...
December 12, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230617/retrospective-review-on-the-outcome-and-safety-of-transscleral-diode-laser-cyclophotocoagulation-in-refractory-glaucoma-in-chinese-patients
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Janice J C Cheung, Kenneth K W Li, Samuela W K Tang
PURPOSE: Transscleral cyclodiode laser cyclophotocoagulation (TSCP) is often reserved for treatment of refractory glaucoma. This retrospective study investigates the safety and efficacy of TSCP among the Chinese population. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on electronic patient records of all patients receiving TSCP between years 2009 to year 2016. Patient demographics, indication for laser, success and response rate, change in intraocular pressure (IOP), number of treatment sessions, laser energy, glaucoma medication, visual acuity, pain symptoms and complication rate were documented...
December 11, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230220/induction-of-human-lung-mast-cell-apoptosis-by-granule-permeabilization-a-novel-approach-for-targeting-mast-cells
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Aida Paivandy, Martin Sandelin, Helena Igelström, Per Landelius, Christer Janson, Fabio R Melo, Gunnar Pejler
Mast cells are implicated as detrimental players in inflammatory lung diseases, particularly asthma. Mast cells respond to activating stimuli by releasing a wide panel of pro-inflammatory compounds that can contribute profoundly to the pathology, and there is currently an unmet need for strategies that efficiently ameliorate harmful effects of mast cells under such conditions. Here, we sought to evaluate a novel concept for targeting human lung mast cells, by assessing the possibility of selectively depleting the lung mast cells by induction of apoptosis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230190/daith-piercing-in-a-case-of-chronic-migraine-a-possible-vagal-modulation
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Angelo Cascio Rizzo, Matteo Paolucci, Riccardo Altavilla, Nicoletta Brunelli, Federica Assenza, Claudia Altamura, Fabrizio Vernieri
Daith piercing is an ear piercing located at the crus of the helix, bilaterally. It is getting great consent on social media as alternative treatment in chronic migraine. No data about its efficacy and action are available in scientific literature so far. We present the case of a 54-year-old male patient suffering from refractory chronic migraine with medication-overuse, who substantially improved after bilateral ear daith piercing. His migraine was refractory to symptomatic as well as prophylactic therapies...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230180/immediate-early-vs-delayed-invasive-strategy-for-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yanda Li, Zhenpeng Zhang, Xingjiang Xiong, William C Cho, Dan Hu, Yonghong Gao, Hongcai Shang, Yanwei Xing
Invasive coronary revascularization has been shown to improve prognoses in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS), but the optimal timing of intervention remains unclear. This meta-analysis is to evaluate the outcomes in immediate (<2 h), early (<24 h), and delayed invasive group and find out which is the optimal timing of intervention in NSTE-ACS patients. Studies were identified through electronic literature search of Medline, PubMed Central, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and CNKI...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230133/invasive-insular-thyroid-carcinoma-presenting-as-nonparalytic-dysphonia
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Blake S Raggio, Blair M Barton, Maria C Grant, Judith A Fornadley, Jeffrey P Marino
Background: Patients with suspected thyroid malignancy often undergo preoperative laryngeal examination with a focus on vocal fold mobility. We present the unique case of a patient with invasive thyroid carcinoma who presented with dysphonia despite intact vocal fold motion. Case Report: A 73-year-old female with a remote thyroid lobectomy presented with dysphonia. Thyroid ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration revealed a 1.1-cm nodule consistent with a colloid cyst...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229594/interim-results-of-brentuximab-vedotin-in-combination-with-nivolumab-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Alex F Herrera, Alison J Moskowitz, Nancy L Bartlett, Julie M Vose, Radhakrishnan Ramchandren, Tatyana A Feldman, Ann S LaCasce, Stephen M Ansell, Craig H Moskowitz, Keenan Fenton, Carol Anne Ogden, David Taft, Qu Zhang, Kazunobu Kato, Mary Campbell, Ranjana H Advani
In this phase 1/2 study, brentuximab vedotin (BV) and nivolumab (Nivo) administered in combination were evaluated as initial salvage therapy in patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) classical Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) (ClinicalTrials.gov #NCT02572167). Patients received up to 4 cycles of combination treatment, with BV administered on Day 1 and Nivo on Day 8 of the first cycle. For Cycles 2-4, BV and Nivo were both administered on Day 1. Following study treatment, responses were evaluated by investigators per the 2014 Lugano classification, and patients could proceed to autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT)...
December 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229221/intravesical-electromotive-botulinum-toxin-type-a-administration-for-management-of-urinary-incontinence-secondary-to-neuropathic-detrusor-overactivity-in-children-long-term-follow-up
#16
Seyedeh-Sanam Ladi-Seyedian, Lida Sharifi-Rad, Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the long-term efficacy and success rate of intravesical electromotive botulinum toxin type A (BoNTA) "Dysport®" administration in myelomeningocele (MMC) patients who had urinary incontinence due to neuropathic detrusor overactivity (NDO). METHODS: Twenty four MMC patients (mean age: 9± 3.6 years, range: 3-16) were included in the study and followed up for six years. Using an electrode bladder catheter, 10 IU/kg of Dysport® (BoNTA) was inserted into the bladder for electromotive drug administration (EMDA) without anesthesia on outpatient basis...
December 8, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229214/targeting-cytokines-for-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain
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REVIEW
Alice L Hung, Michael Lim, Tina L Doshi
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain is a challenging condition often refractory to existing therapies. An increasing number of studies have indicated that the immune system plays a crucial role in the mediation of neuropathic pain. Exploration of the various functions of individual cytokines in neuropathic pain will provide greater insight into the mechanisms of neuropathic pain and suggest potential opportunities to expand the repertoire of treatment options. METHODS: A literature review was performed to assess the role of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines in the development of neuropathic pain...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229196/impact-of-allergy-on-phenotypic-and-endotypic-profiles-of-nasal-polyposis
#18
G Mortuaire, I Gengler, M Balden, M Capron, G Lefèvre
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of allergy on clinical presentations (phenotypes) and inflammatory patterns (endotypes) of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). METHODS: A single-center prospective study was conducted over an 18-month period. Fifty-seven patients with refractory CRSwNP were included. The diagnosis of allergy was based on concordant skin prick tests and symptoms. Phenotypes were determined on symptom severity score, polyp size classification and Lund-Mackay CT staging...
December 8, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229168/monogenic-hypertension-in-children-a-review-with-emphasis-on-genetics
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REVIEW
Anjali Aggarwal, David Rodriguez-Buritica
Hypertension (HT) is a public health problem in children particularly related to the epidemic of overweight and obesity. Monogenic forms of HT are important in the differential diagnosis in children presenting with severe or refractory HT, who have a family history of early-onset HT, unusual physical examination findings, and/or characteristic hormonal and biochemical abnormalities. Most genetic defects in these disorders ultimately result in increased sodium transport in the distal nephron resulting in volume expansion and HT...
November 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228895/postcardiotomy-refractory-ventricular-fibrillation-rescue-using-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#20
Ilya Soynov, Igor Kornilov, Alexey Zubritskiy, Dmitriy Ponomarev, Nataliya Nichay, Artem Gorbatykh, Alexey Voitov, Alexander Karaskov
We present a case of 7-hour ventricular fibrillation with successful use of veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to recovery in a 30-year-old patient with grown-up congenital heart disease who underwent pulmonary valve replacement.
December 1, 2017: Perfusion
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