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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806747/low-lamin-a-expression-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-from-pleural-effusions-is-a-pejorative-factor-associated-with-high-number-of-metastatic-sites-and-poor-performance-status
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Elise Kaspi, Diane Frankel, Julien Guinde, Sophie Perrin, Sophie Laroumagne, Andrée Robaglia-Schlupp, Kevin Ostacolo, Karim Harhouri, Rachid Tazi-Mezalek, Joelle Micallef, Hervé Dutau, Pascale Tomasini, Annachiara De Sandre-Giovannoli, Nicolas Lévy, Pierre Cau, Philippe Astoul, Patrice Roll
The type V intermediate filament lamins are the principal components of the nuclear matrix, including the nuclear lamina. Lamins are divided into A-type and B-type, which are encoded by three genes, LMNA, LMNB1, and LMNB2. The alternative splicing of LMNA produces two major A-type lamins, lamin A and lamin C. Previous studies have suggested that lamins are involved in cancer development and progression. A-type lamins have been proposed as biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and/or follow-up. The aim of the present study was to investigate lamins in cancer cells from metastatic pleural effusions using immunofluorescence, western blotting, and flow cytometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800007/comparison-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-gene-mutations-identified-using-pleural-effusion-and-primary-tumor-tissue-samples-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Nan Liu, Rui-Ze Sun, Jiang Du, Qian-Ze Dong, Chui-Feng Fan, Qing-Chang Li, En-Hua Wang, Yang Liu
BACKGROUND: Although the use of pleural effusion samples for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) testing in lung cancer is increasing, the accuracy rate and effectiveness of identifying EGFR mutations using these samples, rather than primary tumor tissue samples, is not established. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred ninety-two advanced, non-small cell lung cancer patients were enrolled into this study. All patients had primary tumor tissue and corresponding pleural effusion samples, and we employed the Amplification Refractory Mutation System to detect EGFR gene mutations in these samples...
August 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799457/a-single-institution-experience-for-the-management-of-recurrent-pleural-effusions-with-tunneled-pleural-catheter-and-its-evolution
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Tuhina Raman, Nikhil Meena
BACKGROUND: Indwelling tunneled pleural catheters (TPCs) are increasingly being used to treat recurrent pleural effusions. There is also an increased interest in early pleurodesis in order to prevent infectious complications. We studied the time to removal and other outcomes for all the TPCs placed at our institution. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, records of patients who had had a TPC placed between July 2009 and June 2016 were reviewed; the catheters were placed in an endoscopy suite or during pleuroscopy with or without a sclerosant...
August 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795070/an-interesting-case-of-a-bilious-pleural-effusion
#4
Christoffel van Niekerk, Kelly Fan, Anna Sarcon, Bao Luu
Malignant pleural effusions are common complications in patients with primary or metastatic cancer to the lungs. In this article, we describe a unique case of a patient with history of diffuse pulmonary metastases from gallbladder adenocarcinoma who acutely developed a bilious pleural effusion following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. We believe the bilious pleural effusion (cholethorax or bilothorax) developed as a complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography rather than tumor burden causing a fistula from the biliary tree to the right pleural space...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790263/-three-poor-performance-status-ps-cases-of-metastatic-breast-cancer-controlled-with-adjustment-of-dosing-interval-and-dosage-of-bevacizumab-and-paclitaxel
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Mitsuo Terada, Hiroshi Sugiura, Nobuyasu Yoshimoto, Sayaka Nishikawa, Yukashi Ito, Yoko Kawaguchi, Yoshiaki Ando, Yukari Hato
A standard symptomatic therapy regimen of bevacizumab(BV)plus paclitaxel(PTX)was planned for use in 3 cases of metastatic breast cancer. Due to poor patient performance status(PS)because of malignant pleural effusion and ascites, the initial standard regimen was determined to be unsuitable. However, adjustment and fine-tuning of the BV plus PTX interval and dosage were found to be effective in improving symptoms, and consequently obtained good efficacy. Adverse effects were managed with drug withdrawal and symptomatic therapy...
July 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761898/pleural-effusion-caused-by-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-immunotherapy-for-bladder-cancer
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Tara Rachakonda, Brian Kendall, Adam M Spivak, Jonathan Boltax
Intravesical bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG) instillation has been used as immunotherapy for early stage bladder cancer for >40 years. Complications from this therapy are rare but may result in a spectrum of infectious sequelae. Here we describe the case of an elderly man who presented with a pleural effusion and subcutaneous nodule several years after treatment with BCG.
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748356/pd-l1-induced-by-ifn-%C3%AE-from-tumor-associated-macrophages-via-the-jak-stat3-and-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathways-promoted-progression-of-lung-cancer
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Xiaohui Zhang, Yuanyuan Zeng, Qiuxia Qu, Jianjie Zhu, Zeyi Liu, Weiwei Ning, Hui Zeng, Nan Zhang, Wenwen Du, Cheng Chen, Jian-An Huang
BACKGROUND: Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) is conventionally regarded as an inflammatory cytokine that has a pivotal role in anti-infection and tumor immune surveillance. It has been used clinically to treat a variety of malignancies. However, increased evidence has suggested IFN-γ can act to induce tumor progression. The role of IFN-γ in regulating antitumor immunity appears to be complex and paradoxical. The mechanism underlying the dual aspects of IFN-γ function in antitumor immunity is not clear...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740892/chemoradiation-therapy-with-docetaxel-in-elderly-patients-with-stage-ii-iii-esophageal-cancer-a-phase-2-trial
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Akihiro Ohba, Ken Kato, Yoshinori Ito, Chikatoshi Katada, Hiromichi Ishiyama, Sachiko Yamamoto, Takashi Ura, Takeshi Kodaira, Shigehiro Kudo, Yoshio Tamaki
PURPOSE: The most effective treatments in elderly patients with esophageal cancer remain a subject of debate. This multicenter phase 2 study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of chemoradiation therapy (CRT) with docetaxel (DTX) in elderly patients with stage II/III (non-T4) esophageal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients ≥70 years of age with clinical stage II/III esophageal cancer received DTX at a weekly dose of 10 mg/m(2) during 6 consecutive weeks and concurrent radiation therapy (60 Gy in 30 fractions)...
October 2016: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740459/dosimetric-predictors-of-treatment-related-lymphopenia-induced-by-palliative-radiotherapy-predictive-ability-of-dose-volume-parameters-based-on-body-surface-contour
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Tetsuo Saito, Ryo Toya, Tomohiko Matsuyama, Akiko Semba, Natsuo Oya
BACKGROUND: Radiation-related lymphopenia has been associated with poor patient outcome. Our aim was to identify predictors of lymphopenia after palliative radiotherapy, with a focus on dose-volume parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS: To retrospectively assess patients with various cancers who had undergone palliative radiotherapy, we delineated three organs at risk: the volume enclosed by the body surface contour (body A), the volume left after excluding air, pleural effusion, ascites, bile, urine, and intestinal content (body B), and the volume of the bone marrow (BM)...
June 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730256/advanced-metastatic-breast-cancer-in-pregnancy-the-imperative-of-physical-breast-examination-in-pregnancy
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Anca Angela Simionescu, Claudia Valentina Georgescu, Mirela Corina Ghiluşi, Sabrina Ioana Stoica, Mircea Dragoş Median
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer diagnosed among women; its association with pregnancy is not encountered. As childbearing age is increasing, the diagnosis of breast cancer associated pregnancy tends to be more often than years ago. Here we report a case of a 37-year-old patient, gravida 7, para 7, diagnosed at 30 weeks gestation with metastatic breast cancer. The patient presented to hospital due to an altered performance status. Obstetrical evaluation was within normal range. A metastatic infiltrating breast cancer poorly differentiated (G3) with satellite skin lesions (T4b), ipsilateral axillary and supraclavicular lymph nodes (N3), lung metastasis bilateral with pleural effusion and hepatic metastasis (M1), were diagnosed...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717642/lung-adenocarcinoma-patients-of-young-age-have-lower-egfr-mutation-rate-and-poorer-efficacy-of-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Shang-Gin Wu, Yih-Leong Chang, Chong-Jen Yu, Pan-Chyr Yang, Jin-Yuan Shih
Patients aged ≤50 years are rarely diagnosed with nonsmall cell lung cancer. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to understand the mutation status of EGFR and the efficacy of epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) treatment in young Asian patients with lung adenocarcinoma. We collected tumour specimens and malignant pleural effusions from lung adenocarcinoma patients from June 2005 to April 2014, recorded their clinical demographic data, and analysed EGFR mutations by reverse transcriptase PCR...
July 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710195/marantic-endocarditis-and-paraneoplastic-pulmonary-embolism
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Tiago Lobo Ferreira, Rosa Alves, Tiago Judas, Maria F Delerue
Cancer is frequently associated with a hypercoagulable state. Almost 15% of patients with cancer will suffer a thromboembolic event during their clinical course. The aetiology of this hypercoagulable state is multifactorial and includes procoagulant factors associated with malignancy as well as the host's inflammatory response. Cancer-associated thrombophilia can present as venous thromboembolism, migratory superficial thrombophlebitis, arterial thrombosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, thrombotic microangiopathy and rarely non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE)...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706762/metastatic-breast-cancer-with-brca-mutation-discovered-by-next-generation-sequencing-responding-to-olaparib
#13
Wajeeha Rizvi, Phu Truong, Quoc Truong
Breast cancer susceptibility genes 1 and 2 (BRCA1 and BRCA2) mutations are associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes (HBOC). However, certain individuals with breast cancer do not meet high-risk factors for hereditary breast cancer screening based on age, family history, and biology of malignancy. We present a patient with relapsed breast cancer who developed progressive disease with significant tumor burden causing a recurrent pleural effusion. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) done on a tumor biopsy was positive for the BRCA2 mutation...
June 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695478/the-prognostic-impact-of-additional-intrathoracic-findings-in-patients-with-cancer-related-pulmonary-embolism
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P Jiménez-Fonseca, A Carmona-Bayonas, C Font, J Plasencia-Martínez, D Calvo-Temprano, R Otero, C Beato, M Biosca, M Sánchez, M Benegas, D Varona, L Faez, M Antonio, I de la Haba, O Madridano, M P Solis, A Ramchandani, E Castañón, P J Marchena, M Martín, F Ayala de la Peña, V Vicente
AIM: To assess the prevalence and prognostic significance of additional intrathoracic findings (AIFs) in patients with cancer and pulmonary embolism (PE). AIFs were considered alterations other than the characteristic ones intrinsic to PE or changes in cardiovascular morphology. METHODS: Subjects have been taken from a Spanish national multidisciplinary and multicenter study of PE and cancer who were treated between 2004 and 2015. The endpoint was the appearance of serious complications or death within 15 days...
July 10, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694705/management-of-malignant-pleural-effusion-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Erika Penz, Kristina N Watt, Christopher A Hergott, Najib M Rahman, Ioannis Psallidas
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a sign of advanced cancer and is associated with significant symptom burden and mortality. To date, management has been palliative in nature with a focus on draining the pleural space, with therapies aimed at preventing recurrence or providing intermittent drainage through indwelling catheters. Given that patients with MPEs are heterogeneous with respect to their cancer type and response to systemic therapy, functional status, and pleural milieu, response to MPE therapy is also heterogeneous and difficult to predict...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693285/characterization-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
Yi Bao, Li Guo, Juanfen Mo
Systemic immune defects that are associated with disease progression exist in a variety of malignancies. γδ T cells are innate-like lymphocytes that do not require self-major histocompatibility complex-restricted priming. Ex vivo-expanded circulating γδ T cells exhibit promising antitumor activity and are a potential candidate for the treatment of various malignancies, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In the present study, flow cytometry was used as a method to study the phenotypes and characteristics of γδ T cells...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691431/low-dose-computed-tomography-in-assessment-of-pulmonary-abnormalities-in-children-with-febrile-neutropenia-suffering-from-malignant-diseases
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Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz, Cyprian Michal Olchowy, Mateusz Łasecki, Dąbrówka Sokołowska-Dąbek, Aleksander Pawluś, Jowita Frączkiewicz, Ewa Gorczyńska
BACKGROUND: Management of febrile neutropenia in pediatric patients is challenging. Chest X-ray and CT help to identify infective foci; however, exposure to radiation is a risk factor for development of secondary cancer. For this reason, attention is paid to reduce radiation exposure. OBJECTIVES: TTo define the role of LDCT examination in early detection of pulmonary lesions in children during oncology or autoimmune treatment complicated by neutropenia related fever...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689204/a-vexing-ca-125-raise-in-a-patient-with-pleural-effusion-and-ovarian-cancer
#18
Silvia Hofer, Thomas Suter, Stefan Aebi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 8, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687991/retrospective-analysis-of-prognostic-factors-for-waldenstr%C3%B3-m-macroglobulinemia-a-multicenter-cooperative-study-in-japan
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Akio Saito, Atsushi Isoda, Masaru Kojima, Akihiko Yokohama, Yutaka Tsukune, Makoto Sasaki, Shigeki Ito, Akihiro Ohtsu, Michiaki Koike, Kayoko Murayama, Keiichi Moriya, Hideto Tamura, Morio Matsumoto, Hirotaka Nakahashi, Sakae Tanosaki, Tohru Sakura, Toshihide Kawamura, Tomomi Miyanaga, Naoya Nakamura, Hirokazu Murakami, Hiroshi Handa, Norifumi Tsukamoto
Although population-based cancer registries have reported lower incidence of Waldenstrӧm macroglobulinemia (WM) in East Asia than in Western countries, previous retrospective analyses have found the clinical features of WM to be similar in these two populations. To clarify the characteristics of Japanese WM patients, we retrospectively analyzed clinical and laboratory characteristics, treatments, outcomes, and prognostic factors in 93 patients with WM. Based on the Second International Workshop on WM (IWWM-2) criteria, symptomatic WM was found in 73 (78...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682882/breast-liposarcoma-with-solitary-metastasis-to-the-pleura-a-case-report
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Lei Lei, Zhanhong Chen, Zhuo Wang, Linfeng Zheng, Yabing Zheng, Xiaojia Wang, Xian Wang
RATIONALE: Breast cancer is the most prevalent malignancy in women worldwide. Our patient presented with a history of breast liposarcoma (LPS) and was found to have pleural metastasis during the initial workup. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was complaining about chest pain and dyspnea that had persisted for a week. DIAGNOSES: After a full evaluation and histological diagnosis, she was diagnosed as metastatic breast LPS. INTERVENTIONS: We adopted 6 cycles of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) plus ifosfamide as 1st-line palliative chemotherapy, combined with local pleural effusion management...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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