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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648087/cost-effectiveness-of-a-hepatitis-b-virus-screening-strategy-to-prevent-reactivation-in-patients-with-hematologic-neoplasms
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Javier Crespo, Rafael Esteban, Covadonga Torres, Itziar Oyagüez, Miguel Ángel Casado, María Buti
INTRODUCTION: The effectiveness of a screening strategy for the detection of a hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection followed by prophylaxis in order to prevent HBV reactivation was assessed in patients with hematologic neoplasms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A decision tree was developed to compare the cost and effectiveness (prevented reactivations) over an 18 month period of a screening strategy prior to chemotherapy with R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone) with a non-screening approach...
June 26, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623377/collision-and-composite-tumors-radiologic-and-pathologic-correlation
#2
Calvin T Sung, Anup Shetty, Christine O Menias, Roozbeh Houshyar, Shreya Chatterjee, Thomas K Lee, Paul Tung, Mohammed Helmy, Chandana Lall
The terms composite and collision tumors have been used interchangeably throughout radiological literature. Both composite and collision tumors involve two morphologically and immunohistochemically distinct neoplasms coexisting within a single organ. However, collision tumors lack the histological cellular intermingling seen in composite tumors. Composite tumors often arise from a common driver mutation that induces a divergent histology from a common neoplastic source while collision tumors may arise from coincidental neoplastic change...
June 16, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617032/intraductal-papillary-neoplasia-of-the-bile-duct-with-malignancy-a-differentiated-entity-of-cholangiocarcinoma-with-a-better-prognosis-a-review-of-three-new-cases
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Baltasar Pérez Saborido, Martín Bailón Cuadrado, Mario Rodríguez López, Enrique Asensio Díaz, Beatriz Madrigal Rubiales, Asterio Barrera Rebollo
INTRODUCTION: Intraductal papillary neoplasms of the bile duct have been recognized as a differentiated entity to other biliary tumors since 2001. They are characterized by intraductal growth, with or without mucus production, and have malignant potential, although they have a better prognosis than other types of cholangiocarcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From January 2010 to August 2015, we included three patients with a confirmed diagnosis of bile duct intraductal papillary neoplasia with malignancy that were treated at our center...
June 15, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601178/pediatric-hepatobiliary-neoplasms-an-overview-and-update
#4
REVIEW
Ali Yikilmaz, Michael George, Edward Y Lee
Recent developments regarding the treatment of pediatric liver tumors have significantly improved patient care. Stimulated by collaboration between international pediatric groups, advances have been made in surgical techniques, transplantation options, and chemotherapy schemas. In light of this progress, clear understanding of the state-of-the-art imaging evaluation of hepatobiliary tumors has become even more integral to the effective management of children with hepatic neoplasms. The unique imaging features of hepatic neoplasms in the pediatric population, when coupled with supportive demographic data and laboratory findings, can lead to accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of hepatobiliary tumors...
July 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596255/thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-associated-with-pegylated-interferon-alfa-2a-use-in-a-patient-with-polycythemia-vera
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Radhika Gangaraju, Soo J Kim, Jing-Fei Dong, Sabina Swierczek, Josef T Prchal
Pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegIFNa) is being increasingly used for treatment of myeloproliferative neoplasms; however, its side effects, including autoimmune complications, are not unusual. We report on a 47-year-old woman with polycythemia vera (PV) treated with pegIFNa and in complete hematologic remission who developed thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). To our knowledge, thrombotic microangiopathy has been reported as a side effect of interferon (IFN) use in patients with hepatitis and chronic myeloid leukemia, but not in those with PV...
June 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578631/surfactant-protein-a-and-napsin-a-in-the-immunohistochemical-characterization-of-canine-pulmonary-carcinomas-comparison-with-thyroid-transcription-factor-1
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Jessica Beck, Margaret A Miller, Chad Frank, Dee DuSold, José Antonio Ramos-Vara
Thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) is a specific and sensitive marker for canine pulmonary tumors but is also expressed in thyroid carcinomas, which commonly metastasize to lung. Napsin A and surfactant protein A (SP-A) are used in the histologic diagnosis of non-small-cell lung cancer in humans but have not been thoroughly evaluated in neoplasms of dogs. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of immunohistochemistry for SP-A, napsin A, and TTF-1 in the diagnosis of canine pulmonary carcinomas...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577725/postoperative-liver-volume-was-accurately-predicted-by-a-medical-image-three-dimensional-visualization-system-in-hepatectomy-for-liver-cancer
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Wei Cai, Yingfang Fan, Haoyu Hu, Nan Xiang, Chihua Fang, Fucang Jia
BACKGROUND: Liver cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death worldwide. The hepatectomy is the most effective and the only potentially curative treatment for patients with resectable neoplasm. Precisely preoperative assessment of remnant liver volume is essential in preventing postoperative liver failure. The aim of our study is to report our experience of using a medical image three dimensional (3D) visualization system (MI-3DVS), which was developed by our team, in assisting hepatectomy for patients with liver cancer...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576312/hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-patient-with-congenital-porto-systemic-shunt
#8
B Malgras, F Guerin, S Dokmak
Congenital porto-caval shunt is a rare anomaly that can result in direct shunt-related complications (encephalopathy, pulmonary hypertension) or indirect complications such as the development of benign or malignant hepatic neoplasms. Treatment consists of management of the complications and occlusion of the porto-caval shunt in one or two stages by either a surgical or an interventional radiology approach.
June 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566417/fascioliasis-a-rare-cause-of-hepatic-nodules
#9
Helena Temido, Manuel Oliveira-Santos, Francisco Parente, Lèlita Santos
Fascioliasis is a zoonotic disease that can sometimes affect humans. It presents with non-specific signs and symptoms which makes it difficult to establish an early definitive diagnosis. This can be particularly true in non-endemic countries where a high degree of suspicion is needed to make the diagnosis. Another confounding factor is that many of the initial complains and findings are very similar to those of malignancy. We report a case of an otherwise healthy 47 year-old male presenting with abdominal pain, night-time sweating, anorexia, weight loss and loose stools that had several hepatic nodules visible in the abdominal CT scan...
May 31, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541851/primary-malignancy-is-an-independent-determinant-of-morbidity-and-mortality-after-liver-resection
#10
Marc W Fromer, John P Gaughan, Umur M Atabek, Francis R Spitz
Although outcomes after liver resection have improved, there remains considerable perioperative morbidity and mortality with these procedures. Studies suggest a primary liver cancer diagnosis is associated with poorer outcomes, but the extent to which this is attributable to a higher degree of hepatic dysfunction is unclear. To better delineate this, we performed a matched pair analysis of primary versus metastatic malignancies using a national database. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (2005-2013) was analyzed to select elective liver resections...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535545/portuguese-recommendations-for-the-use-of-methotrexate-in-rheumatic-diseases-2016-update
#11
Ana Catarina Duarte, Daniela Santos-Faria, Maria João Gonçalves, Alexandre Sepriano, Ana Filipa Mourão, Cátia Duarte, Joana Sousa Neves, Ana Filipa Águeda, Pedro Ávila Ribeiro, Alexandra Daniel, Adriano Neto, Ana Cordeiro, Ana Rodrigues, Anabela Barcelos, Cândida Silva, Cristina Ponte, Elsa Vieira-Sousa, Filipa Teixeira, Filipa Oliveira-Ramos, Filipe Araújo, Filipe Barcelos, Helena Canhão, Helena Santos, João Ramos, Joaquim Pereira, José Costa, José António Melo Gomes, Luís Cunha-Miranda, Lúcia Costa, Marcos Cerqueira, Margarida Cruz, Maria José Santos, Miguel Bernardes, Paula Oliveira, Pedro Abreu, Ricardo Figueira, Rita Barros, Sandra Falcão, Patrícia Pinto, Sofia Pimenta, Susana Capela, Vitor Teixeira, João Eurico Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) is the first-line drug in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the most commonly prescribed disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug. Moreover, it is also used as an adjuvant drug in patients under biologic therapies, enhancing the efficacy of biologic agents. OBJECTIVES: To review the literature and update the Portuguese recommendations for the use of MTX in rheumatic diseases first published in 2009. METHODS: The first Portuguese guidelines for the use of MTX in rheumatic diseases were published in 2009 and were integrated in the multinational 3E Initiative (Evidence Expertise Exchange) project...
May 9, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521797/multiple-cause-of-death-data-among-people-with-aids-in-italy-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
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Enrico Grande, Antonella Zucchetto, Barbara Suligoi, Francesco Grippo, Marilena Pappagallo, Saverio Virdone, Laura Camoni, Martina Taborelli, Vincenza Regine, Diego Serraino, Luisa Frova
BACKGROUND: Multiple cause-of-death (MCOD) data allow analyzing the contribution to mortality of conditions reported on the death certificate that are not selected as the underlying cause of death. Using MCOD data, this study aimed to fully describe the cause-specific mortality of people with AIDS (PWA) compared to people without AIDS. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide investigation based on death certificates of 2,515 Italian PWA and 123,224 people without AIDS who had died between 2006 and 2010...
May 18, 2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521077/clinical-case-series-of-pediatric-hepatic-angiosarcoma
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Kalee L Grassia, Caitlin M Peterman, Ionela Iacobas, Judith F Margolin, Ewa Bien, Bhavna Padhye, Rebecka L Meyers, Denise M Adams
Hepatic angiosarcoma is a rare, aggressive, malignant neoplasm with fewer than 50 cases reported in children. Prognosis is poor, with a minority surviving beyond 2 years after diagnosis. We report eight cases of pediatric hepatic angiosarcoma, diagnosed at a mean age of 3 years. Seven were initially diagnosed with an infantile hepatic hemangioendothelioma (IHHE) or hemangioma and the eighth with a "vascular tumor." Two patients, who received liver transplant, survived. We suggest hepatic hemangiomas can rarely transform into angiosarcomas and a subset of IHHEs (Type II) are actually a low-grade form of angiosarcoma rather than a benign lesion...
May 18, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514206/first-in-human-pet-ct-imaging-of-metastatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-with-cyclotron-produced-44-sc-dotatoc-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Aviral Singh, Nicholas P van der Meulen, Cristina Müller, Ingo Klette, Harshad R Kulkarni, Andreas Türler, Roger Schibli, Richard P Baum
(44)Sc is a promising positron emission tomography (PET) radionuclide (T1/2 = 4.04 hours, Eβ+average = 632 keV) and can be made available, using a cyclotron production route, in substantial quantities as a highly pure product. Herein, the authors report on a first-in-human PET/CT study using (44)Sc-DOTATOC prepared with cyclotron-produced (44)Sc. The production of (44)Sc was carried out through the (44)Ca(p,n)(44)Sc nuclear reaction at Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland. After separation, (44)Sc was shipped to Zentralklinik Bad Berka, Germany, where radiolabeling was performed, yielding radiochemically pure (44)Sc-DOTATOC...
May 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506765/augmenter-of-liver-regeneration-alr-exhibits-a-dual-signaling-impact-on-hepatic-acute-phase-response
#15
Rania Dayoub, Leonhard Buerger, Sara Ibrahim, Michael Melter, Thomas S Weiss
The acute-phase response (APR) is an inflammatory process triggered mainly by IL-6 in response to neoplasm, tissue injury, infection or inflammation. Signaling of IL-6 is transduced by activating STAT3 which rapidly results in production of acute-phase proteins (APPs) such as fibrinogen β (FGB) and haptoglobin (HP). Augmenter of liver regeneration (ALR), a hepatotrophic factor supporting liver regeneration, was reported to be upregulated after liver damage. In this study we analyzed the role of ALR for IL-6 signaling and APR...
May 12, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491458/caecocolic-intussusception-associated-with-a-caecal-polyp-and-concurrent-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-cat
#16
Lara Boland, Scott Lindsay, Laurencie Brunel, Juan Podadera, Peter Bennett
CASE SUMMARY: A 17-year-old female neutered domestic shorthair cat presented for several days of reduced faecal volume and a rectal prolapse. Physical examination revealed a 2 cm rectal prolapse, hepatomegaly and a low body condition score of 3/9. Haematology and biochemistry revealed a mild non-regenerative anaemia (haematocrit 24.5%; reference interval [RI] 30.3-52.3%), a mild mature neutrophilia (16.21 × 10(9)/l; RI 1.48-10.29 × 10(9)/l) and a mild increase in alanine aminotransferase activity (222 IU/l; RI 12-130 IU/l)...
January 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487601/is-there-still-a-role-for-the-hepatic-locoregional-treatment-of-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-in-the-era-of-systemic-targeted-therapies
#17
EDITORIAL
Federica Cavalcoli, Emanuele Rausa, Dario Conte, Antonio Federico Nicolini, Sara Massironi
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs) frequently present with distant metastases at the time of diagnosis and the liver is the most frequent site of spreading. The early identification of metastatic disease represents a major prognostic factor for GEP-NENs patients. Radical surgical resection, which is feasible for a minority of patients, is considered the only curative option, while the best management for patients with unresectable liver metastases is still being debated. In the last few years, a number of locoregional and systemic treatments has become available for GEP-NEN patients metastatic to the liver...
April 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468559/pediatric-mesenchymal-hamartomas-of-the-liver-can-show-both-foregut-and-hindgut-phenotype
#18
Hao Wu, William Ferguson, Eumenia Castro, Milton Finegold, Kalyani Patel
Cystic epithelium in mesenchymal hamartoma (MH) is typically biliary type. Mucinous differentiation of the epithelium and increased hepatocellular component may pose a diagnostic challenge. We studied MH in 7 children (6 M, 1 F; age 4 months to 8 years, median 1 year). Resected tumors varied from 3.0 to 17.0 cm. All tumors showed biliary epithelium in the cystic component with strong and diffuse reactivity for CK7 and CK19. Expression of CK20 and CDX2 was additionally seen in 2 tumors, rare/focal in 1, and diffuse with mucinous differentiation in the other...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457368/eradication-of-hepatitis-c-after-liver-transplantion-consequences-for-the-organization-of-the-transplant-patient-s-follow-up
#19
G Piai, L Miglioresi, G Valente
The recurrence of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the liver graft has been so far the main cause of morbidity and mortality in post-transplantation patients. The treatment has significantly committed the resources of transplant hepatologists despite the poor results obtained with the past standard treatment with the use of interferon plus ribavirin. The new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) are safe and effective even in the transplant setting, and our purpose was to check whether the eradication of HCV can make predominant other clinical problems that require different skills from those classic to hepatology...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457324/liver-autotransplantation-and-retrohepatic-vena-cava-reconstruction-for-alveolar-echinococcosis
#20
Hankui Hu, Bin Huang, Jichun Zhao, Wentao Wang, Qiang Guo, Yukui Ma
BACKGROUND: Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is characterized by a slow-growing infiltrative neoplasm that is often unresectable by traditional methods because of strong adhesions and invasion to adjacent structures. We present our experience with liver autotransplantation and retrohepatic inferior vena cava (RHIVC) reconstruction using autogenous veins in patients with this end-stage parasitic disease. METHODS: Twelve patients with hepatic AE and extensive RHIVC, hepatic vein, and/or hilar invasion underwent ex vivo liver resection and RHIVC reconstruction using autogenous veins followed by autotransplantation in the West China Hospital of Sichuan University from 2013 to 2016...
April 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
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