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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916062/-perioperational-management-of-gynecological-cancer-patients-with-severe-internal-medical-complications-a-serial-of-37-clinical-cases
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J Hu, W Q Lyu, Y L Guo, H W Wen, H Qiao, Y Qu
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of perioperational management of gynecological cancer patients with severe internal medical complications. Methods: We collected 37 cases of gynecological cancer patients with severe internal medical complications who were hospitalized in Peking University First Hospital from Jan. 2010 to Nov. 2014. All of the cases were planned to move to ICU right after operation based on the preoperational assessment of anesthetist and physician. The median age was 69.4 years, and 25 cases (68%,25/37) of them were over 70 years old...
November 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913498/long-term-risk-of-second-malignancy-and-cardiovascular-disease-after-hodgkin-lymphoma-treatment
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Flora E van Leeuwen, Andrea K Ng
Long-term survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) experience several late adverse effects of treatment, with second malignant neoplasms (SMNs) and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) being the leading causes of death in these patients. Other late effects have also been identified, such as pulmonary dysfunction, endocrinopathies (thyroid dysfunction, infertility), neck muscle atrophy, and persistent fatigue. HL survivors have two- to fourfold increased risks to develop SMNs and CVD compared with the general population...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892720/association-between-chronic-pancreatitis-and-pyogenic-liver-abscess-a-nationwide-population-study
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Chih-Wei Tseng, Yu-Tso Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Ji-An Liang
BACKGROUND: The relationship between chronic pancreatitis (CP) and subsequent pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is not well understood. METHODS: We investigated the risk of PLA in patients with CP using inpatient claims data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program for the period 2000-2010, we identified 17,810 patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP group) and 71,240 patients without CP (non-CP group). Both cohorts were followed until a diagnosis of PLA, until they were censored from the study because of loss to follow-up, death, or termination of insurance, or until the study cut-off date of December 31, 2011...
November 28, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886849/prevalence-and-burden-of-comorbidities-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Alexandru Corlateanu, Serghei Covantev, Alexander G Mathioudakis, Victor Botnaru, Nikolaos Siafakas
The classical definition of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a lung condition characterized by irreversible airway obstruction is outdated. The systemic involvement in patients with COPD, as well as the interactions between COPD and its comorbidities, justify the description of chronic systemic inflammatory syndrome. The pathogenesis of COPD is closely linked with aging, as well as with cardiovascular, endocrine, musculoskeletal, renal, and gastrointestinal pathologies, decreasing the quality of life of patients with COPD and, furthermore, complicating the management of the disease...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883184/epigenetics-in-reactive-and-reparative-cardiac-fibrogenesis-the-promise-of-epigenetic-therapy
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REVIEW
Asish K Ghosh, Rahul Rai, Panagiotis Flevaris, Douglas E Vaughan
Epigenetic changes play a pivotal role in the development of a wide spectrum of human diseases including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and intellectual disabilities. Cardiac fibrogenesis is a common pathophysiological process seen during chronic and stress-induced accelerated cardiac aging. While adequate production of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins is necessary for post-injury wound healing, excessive synthesis and accumulation of extracellular matrix protein in the stressed or injured hearts causes decreased or loss of lusitropy that leads to cardiac failure...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875557/socioeconomic-status-and-poor-health-outcome-at-10-years-of-follow-up-in-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Steven Shea, Joao Lima, Ana Diez-Roux, Neal W Jorgensen, Robyn L McClelland
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Predictors of healthy aging have not been well-studied using longitudinal data with demographic, clinical, subclinical, and genetic information. The objective was to identify predictors of poor health outcome at 10 years of follow-up in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Population-based sample from 6 U.S. communities. PARTICIPANTS: 4,355 participants In the MESA Study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869893/-anmco-position-paper-recommendations-for-the-follow-up-of-patients-with-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Carlo D'Agostino, Pietro Zonzin, Iolanda Enea, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Walter Ageno, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Michele Azzarito, Cecilia Becattini, Amedeo Bongarzoni, Francesca Bux, Franco Casazza, Nicoletta Corrieri, Michele D'Alto, Nicola D'Amato, Andrea Maria D'Armini, Maria Grazia De Natale, Giovanni Di Minno, Giuseppe Favretto, Lucia Filippi, Valentina Grazioli, Gualtiero Palareti, Raffaele Pesavento, Loris Roncon, Laura Scelsi, Antonella Tufano
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is the third most common cause of cardiovascular death. The management of the acute phase of VTE is well described in several papers and guidelines, whereas the management of the follow-up of the patients affected from VTE is less defined. This position paper of the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO) tries to fill the gap using currently available evidence and the opinion of the experts to suggest the most useful way to manage patients in the chronic phase...
September 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831499/association-of-traditional-cardiovascular-risk-factors-with-venous-thromboembolism-an-individual-participant-data-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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Bakhtawar K Mahmoodi, Mary Cushman, Inger Anne Næss, Matthew A Allison, Willem Jan Bos, Sigrid K Brækkan, Suzanne Cannegieter, Ron T Gansevoort, Philimon N Gona, Jens Hammerstrøm, John-Bjarne Hansen, Susan Heckbert, Anders G Holst, Susan G Lakoski, Pamela L Lutsey, JoAnn E Manson, Lisa W Martin, Kunihiro Matsushita, Karina Meijer, Kim Overvad, Eva B Prescott, Marja K Puurunen, Jacques Rossouw, Yingying Sang, Marianne T Severinsen, Jur M Ten Berg, Aaron R Folsom, Neil A Zakai
BACKGROUND: -There is much controversy surrounding the association of traditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors with venous thromboembolism (VTE). METHODS: - We performed an individual level random-effect meta-analysis including 9 prospective studies with measured baseline CVD risk factors and validated VTE events. Definitions were harmonized across studies. Traditional CVD risk factors were modeled categorically, as well as continuously using restricted cubic splines...
November 9, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830273/-summary-of-the-esc-position-paper-on-cancer-treatment-and-cardiovascular-toxicity
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J Hoog, S Achenbach
The numbers of survivors of cancer have increased as a consequence of advances in chemotherapy; however, the side effects of cancer treatment have become increasingly more important. The most frequent side effects include cardiovascular complications, which can lead to acute and delayed morbidity and mortality, often many years later. The discipline of cardio-oncology deals with the prevention, diagnostics and treatment of cardiovascular diseases caused by cancer therapy. The most important cardiovascular side effects of cytostatic therapy are heart failure due to myocardial dysfunction (cardiotoxicity), coronary artery disease, valvular disease and ventricular arrhythmia as a result of QT extension...
December 2016: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819072/apoptosis-based-therapy-to-treat-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Yuichiro J Suzuki, Yasmine F Ibrahim, Nataliia V Shults
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is rare, but patients who are diagnosed with this disease still suffer from a lack of satisfactory treatment strategies to prolong survival. While currently approved drugs for PAH have some benefits, these vasodilators only have limited efficacy for eliminating pulmonary vascular remodeling and reducing mortality. Thus, our laboratory has been exploring the use of aggressive drugs, which are capable of causing apoptotic cell death, to treat PAH. We have so far found that three classes of anti-tumor agents, including anthracyclines, taxanes, and proteasome inhibitors, are capable of reducing pulmonary vascular thickness in rats with PAH...
2016: Journal of Rare Diseases Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814471/reference-data-of-the-european-organisation-for-research-and-treatment-of-cancer-eortc-qlq-cipn20-questionnaire-in-the-general-dutch-population
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Floortje Mols, Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse, Gerard Vreugdenhil, Antoinetta J Beijers, Jacobien M Kieffer, Neil K Aaronson, Olga Husson
OBJECTIVE: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a debilitating side-effect of chemotherapy. However, CIPN symptoms are also reported by patients not receiving chemotherapy. Normative data could help interpret CIPN among cancer patients. Our aim was to generate normative data for the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-CIPN20 Questionnaire designed to assess CIPN from the patients' perspective. The normative CIPN data have also been generated for stratified subgroups formed on the basis of sex, age and comorbidity...
November 1, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803753/diagnostic-implications-of-computed-tomography-pulmonary-angiography-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism
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Ayman El-Menyar, Syed Nabir, Nadeem Ahmed, Mohammad Asim, Gaby Jabbour, Hassan Al-Thani
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious cardiovascular and pulmonary complication worldwide. We aimed to assess the implications of different computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) parameters in patients with acute PE. METHODS: A retrospective observational study to include patients presented with clinical suspicious of PE who underwent CTPA was conducted. Patients' demographics, clinical presentation, risk factors, laboratory investigations, management, and outcome were analyzed...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793158/clinical-and-echocardiographic-predictors-of-mortality-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Talal Dahhan, Irfan Siddiqui, Victor F Tapson, Eric J Velazquez, Stephanie Sun, Clemontina A Davenport, Zainab Samad, Sudarshan Rajagopal
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of adding quantitative assessments of cardiac function from echocardiography to clinical factors in predicting the outcome of patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of acute PE, based on a positive ventilation perfusion scan or computed tomography (CT) chest angiogram, were identified using the Duke University Hospital Database. Of these, 69 had echocardiograms within 24-48 h of the diagnosis that were suitable for offline analysis...
October 28, 2016: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789084/platinum-desensitization-in-patients-with-carboplatin-hypersensitivity-a-single-institution-retrospective-study
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Gary Altwerger, Gregory M Gressel, Diana P English, Wendelin K Nelson, Nina Carusillo, Dan-Arin Silasi, Masoud Azodi, Alessandro Santin, Peter E Schwartz, Elena S Ratner
OBJECTIVES: The carboplatin desensitization (CD) protocol presented here allows patients with either a positive skin test or a prior hypersensitivity reaction (HSR) to safely, rapidly and effectively continue with carboplatin infusions. Newly described factors can identify patients at risk for developing adverse events during CD. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on patients with gynecologic cancer who underwent CD between 2005 and 2014. The CD protocol uses a four-step dilution process over 3...
October 24, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771434/therapeutic-applications-of-dichloroacetate-and-the-role-of-glutathione-transferase-zeta-1
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REVIEW
Margaret O James, Stephan C Jahn, Guo Zhong, Marci G Smeltz, Zhiwei Hu, Peter W Stacpoole
Dichloroacetate (DCA) has several therapeutic applications based on its pharmacological property of inhibiting pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase. DCA has been used to treat inherited mitochondrial disorders that result in lactic acidosis, as well as pulmonary hypertension and several different solid tumors, the latter through its ability to reverse the Warburg effect in cancer cells and restore aerobic glycolysis. The main clinically limiting toxicity is reversible peripheral neuropathy. Although administration of high doses to rodents can result in liver cancer, there is no evidence that DCA is a human carcinogen...
October 19, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759616/esophageal-cancer-clinical-presentation-trends-in-the-last-3-decades-in-a-large-italian-series
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Francesco Cavallin, Marco Scarpa, Matteo Cagol, Rita Alfieri, Alberto Ruol, Vanna Chiarion Sileni, Ermanno Ancona, Carlo Castoro
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate trends in patients' characteristics and comorbidities in esophageal cancer (EC) patients. BACKGROUND: Identifying changing pattern is essential to understand and predict further changes and to plan surgical procedures and resource allocation. METHODS: Trends in patients' characteristics and comorbidities were evaluated in 4440 EC patients at the Center for Esophageal Diseases in Padova, Italy, during 1980 to 2011...
October 17, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708582/high-density-lipoproteins-and-apolipoprotein-a-i-potential-new-players-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-lung-disease
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Elizabeth M Gordon, Debbie M Figueroa, Amisha V Barochia, Xianglan Yao, Stewart J Levine
Apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) mediate reverse cholesterol transport out of cells. Furthermore, HDL has additional protective functions, which include anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and vasoprotective effects. In contrast, HDL can become dysfunctional with a reduction in both cholesterol efflux and anti-inflammatory properties in the setting of disease or the acute phase response. These paradigms are increasingly being recognized to be active in the pulmonary system, where apoA-I and HDL have protective effects in normal lung health, as well as in a variety of disease states, including acute lung injury (ALI), asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, pulmonary arterial hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, and viral pneumonia...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698930/statins-dose-dependently-exert-significant-chemopreventive-effects-against-various-cancers-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Chun-Chao Chen, Yi-Ping Hsu, Ju-Chi Liu, Pai-Feng Kao, Li-Chin Sung, Chao-Feng Lin, Wen-Rui Hao, Shing-Hwa Liu, Szu-Yuan Wu
PURPOSE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with an increased cancer risk. We evaluated the chemopreventive effect of statins against all cancers in COPD patients and identified the statin with the strongest chemopreventive effect. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients diagnosed with COPD at health care facilities in Taiwan (n = 116,017) from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2012, were recruited. Each patient was followed to assess the following protective and risk factors for all cancers: age; sex; comorbidities (diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia) and the Charlson comorbidity index [CCI]); urbanization level; monthly income; and nonstatin drug use...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698722/analysis-of-the-first-therapeutic-target-achieving-time-of-warfarin-therapy-and-associated-factors-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism
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Xiaowei Gong, Haiyan Wang, Yadong Yuan
The present study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the first therapeutic-target-achieving (TTA) time of warfarin therapy in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PTE). Between January 2008 and June 2013, patients with PTE confirmed by transpulmonary arterial enhanced computed tomographic pulmonary angiography or pulmonary ventilation perfusion scanning were included in the present study. Data collected included demographic information, history of tobacco and alcohol intake, basic diseases (stable and unstable hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, cancer/cerebral infarction, old myocardial infarction and atrial fibrillation), liver and kidney function, the haemoglobin and platelet count of the blood, international normalized ratio monitoring, warfarin dosage adjustment and medication combinations...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683605/novel-signaling-pathways-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-2015-grover-conference-series
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REVIEW
Keytam S Awad, James D West, Vinicio de Jesus Perez, Margaret MacLean
The proliferative endothelial and smooth muscle cell phenotype, inflammation, and pulmonary vascular remodeling are prominent features of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Mutations in bone morphogenetic protein type 2 receptor (BMPR2) have been identified as the most common genetic cause of PAH and females with BMPR2 mutations are 2.5 times as likely to develop heritable forms of PAH than males. Higher levels of estrogen have also been observed in males with PAH, implicating sex hormones in PAH pathogenesis...
September 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
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