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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906429/the-role-of-the-enos-g894t-and-t-786c-gene-polymorphism-in-the-development-of-ascites-in-cirrhosis
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O Yildirim, A Yigit, Y Seckin, E Yesilada, G Gulbay, Y F Cagin, Z Aksungur, Y Bilgic, Y Türkoz, S Yologlu
OBJECTIVE: Increased nitric oxide (NO) production in cirrhotic patients causes splanchnic vasodilation, leading to the development of the hyperdynamic circulatory syndrome. One factor that influences plasma NO concentration is eNOS gene polymorphism; consequently, the aim of this study was to investigate whether the eNOS gene G894T and T-786C polymorphisms play any role in the development of ascites in such patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Three groups were created: 70 cirrhotic patients with ascites, 69 cirrhotic participants without ascites (stable cirrhosis), and 60 healthy controls...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905303/peritoneal-dialysis-underscores-its-merits-in-portal-hypertensionrelated-and-nephrogenic-ascites
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C W H de Fijter, V Leijdekkers, D J van Leeuwen, Y F C Smets, J O Groeneveld
In the Western world, peritoneal dialysis (PD) is less frequently applied as substitute therapy in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). In the Netherlands the use of PD has decreased from 30.3 to 13.5% due to several factors, but not due to lower PD-related outcome. The lower penetrance of PD diminishes experience with and exposure of young professionals to this treatment modality. This does not enhance a free and motivated choice among renal replacement therapies for patients who cannot be transplanted pre-emptively...
November 2016: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905089/novel-paradigm-for-immunotherapy-of-ovarian-cancer-by-engaging-prophylactic-immunity-against-hepatitis-b-virus
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Marek Malecki, Emily Putzer, Caroline Quach, Chaitanya Dodivenaka, Xenia Tombokan
BACKGROUND: Only eight women out of one hundred diagnosed with ovarian epithelial cancers, which progressed to the clinical stage IV, survive 10 years. First line therapies: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy inflict very serious iatrogenic consequences. Passive immunotherapy of ovarian cancers offers only low efficacy. Prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines for ovarian cancers are not available. Interestingly, prophylactic vaccines for Hepatitis B Viruses (HBV) are very effective...
December 2016: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904533/an-early-decision-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-may-be-considered-for-non-malignant-and-non-cirrhotic-portal-vein-thrombosis-with-ascites-a-concise-review-of-the-theoretical-possibility-and-practical-difficulty
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900975/renal-fluid-overload-diagnosed-by-retinal-optical-coherence-tomography-scanning
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Sunny M Kar, Thanh-Giao Nguyen, Sneha Rathod, Saad Shaikh, Pran M Kar
Fluid overload is one of the major findings in patients with end-stage renal disease. Common findings in fluid overload include shortness of breath, pedal edema, ascites, and pericardial effusion. Rarely, vision loss can be associated with decompensated systemic fluid status. In the following case, we report an unusual case of vision loss due to retinal edema as a result of fluid overload diagnosed and followed to resolution by optical coherence tomography testing.
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900548/predictors-of-response-to-corticosteroids-for-dyspnea-in-advanced-cancer-patients-a-preliminary-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Masanori Mori, Akemi Naito Shirado, Tatsuya Morita, Kenichiro Okamoto, Yoshinobu Matsuda, Yoshihisa Matsumoto, Hirohide Yamada, Hiroki Sakurai, Etsuko Aruga, Keisuke Kaneishi, Hiroaki Watanabe, Takashi Yamaguchi, Takuya Odagiri, Shuji Hiramoto, Hiroyuki Kohara, Naoki Matsuo, Hideki Katayama, Tomohiro Nishi, Takashi Matsui, Satoru Iwase
PURPOSE: Although corticosteroids can relieve dyspnea in advanced cancer patients, factors predicting the response remain unknown. We aimed to explore potential factors predicting the response to corticosteroids for dyspnea in advanced cancer patients. METHODS: In this preliminary multicenter prospective observational study, we included patients who had metastatic or locally advanced cancer, were receiving specialized palliative care services, and had a dyspnea intensity of ≥3 on a 0-10 Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) (worst during the last 24 h)...
November 29, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900335/a-rare-presentation-of-peritoneal-tuberculosis-mimicking-malignancy
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Thein Swe, Akari Thein Naing, Zaw Win Phyo, Malar Thwin
Our search of literature revealed combined elevations of serum cancer antigen 125 levels and rheumatoid factor levels in a patient with peritoneal tuberculosis has rarely been reported. Thus, we describe the case of a 63-year-old female with large abdominal ascites and malignancy was ruled out with biopsy. High levels of serum cancer antigen and rheumatoid factor were noted. Physicians should be aware that tuberculosis infection could induce elevation of rheumatoid factor levels in the absence of rheumatologic symptoms or disease...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900284/effect-of-pantethine-on-ovarian-tumor-progression-and-choline-metabolism
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Marie-France Penet, Balaji Krishnamachary, Flonne Wildes, Yelena Mironchik, Delia Mezzanzanica, Franca Podo, Max de Reggi, Bouchra Gharib, Zaver M Bhujwalla
Epithelial ovarian cancer remains the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancy among women in developed countries. New therapeutic strategies evaluated with relevant preclinical models are urgently needed to improve survival rates. Here, we have assessed the effect of pantethine on tumor growth and metabolism using magnetic resonance imaging and high-resolution proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in a model of ovarian cancer. To evaluate treatment strategies, it is important to use models that closely mimic tumor growth in humans...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900084/sister-mary-joseph-nodule-caused-by-metastatic-desmoplastic-small-round-cell-tumor-a-clinicopathological-report
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Noppadol Larbcharoensub, Atcharaporn Pongtippan, Duangjai Pangpunyakulchai, Sith Phongkitkarun, Panuwat Lertsithichai, Thitiya S Dejthevaporn
Sister Mary Joseph nodule is an uncommon metastatic intra-abdominal malignancy involving the umbilicus. The present study describes a rare case of desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT), histological grade 3, high grade, Gilly classification 4, stage IV, in an 18-year-old Thai man presenting with the Sister Mary Joseph nodule, ascites and pleural effusion. The histopathological examination of the umbilical mass revealed the presence of malignant small round cells associated with prominent stromal desmoplasia...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898694/no-increased-risk-for-primary-osteoarthritis-in-liver-cirrhosis-a-danish-nationwide-cohort-study
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Thomas Deleuran, Hendrik Vilstrup, Søren Overgaard, Peter Jepsen
OBJECTIVE: Chronic synovial inflammation causes primary osteoarthritis, but it is unknown whether chronic systemic inflammation does, too. Patients with cirrhosis have chronic systemic inflammation and therefore we examined the association between cirrhosis and primary osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. METHODS: In Danish healthcare databases we identified all residents over 60 years diagnosed with cirrhosis in 1994-2011, and for each of them we sampled five age- and gender-matched reference persons from the general population...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897243/diagnostic-performance-of-contrast-enhanced-ct-in-pyrrolizidine-alkaloids-induced-hepatic-sinusoidal-obstructive-syndrome
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Xuefeng Kan, Jin Ye, Xinxin Rong, Zhiwen Lu, Xin Li, Yong Wang, Ling Yang, Keshu Xu, Yuhu Song, Xiaohua Hou
Hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (HSOS) can be caused by pyrrolizidine alkaloids(PAs)-containing herbals. Since PAs exposure is obscure and clinical presentation of HSOS is unspecific, it is challenge to establish the diagnosis of PAs-induced HSOS. Gynura segetum is one of the most wide-use herbals containing PAs. The aim of our study is to describe the features of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) in gynura segetum-induced HSOS, and then determine diagnostic performance of radiological signs...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896931/risk-of-empyema-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease-and-cirrhosis-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Te-Chun Shen, Chia-Hung Chen, Hsueh-Chou Lai, Cheng-Li Lin, Chih-Yen Tu, Te-Chun Hsia, Chuen-Ming Shih, Wu-Huei Hsu, Fung-Chang Sung
BACKGROUND: Empyema is an important complication for patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (CLDC). However, no study has investigated this relationship by using a population-based cohort study. METHODS: We used the National Health Insurance Research Data of Taiwan to identify a cohort of 76,027 CLDC patients newly diagnosed in 2000-2010 and a comparison cohort without CLDC of same size matched by age, gender and the year of diagnosis. The occurrence of empyema was monitored until the end of 2011...
November 29, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895818/case-of-pseudo-meigs-syndrome-caused-by-gastric-cancer-related-metastatic-ovarian-tumor-with-prolonged-survival
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Masaru Okamoto, Kazunori Maeda, Atsushi Yanagitani, Kiwamu Tanaka
A 48-year-old woman presented with bilateral enlarged ovaries, ascites, bilateral pleural effusion, and advanced gastric cancer. Pleural fluid cytology did not reveal malignant cells. Oophorectomy, performed as a palliative procedure, was followed by rapid resolution of the pleural effusion and ascites. The patient was diagnosed with pseudo-Meigs' syndrome, and underwent chemotherapy followed by partial gastrectomy. At the last follow-up, 84 mo following oophorectomy, she was alive, and free of disease recurrence, despite not receiving any further treatment...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895461/sildenafil-potentiates-the-antitumor-activity-of-cisplatin-by-induction-of-apoptosis-and-inhibition-of-proliferation-and-angiogenesis
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Mona Mohamed El-Naa, Mohamed Othman, Sheren Younes
Sildenafil is the first phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. However, recent studies have been suggesting an antitumor effect of sildenafil. The current study assessed the aforementioned activity of sildenafil in vivo and in vitro in solid-tumor-bearing mice and in a human cell line MCF-7, respectively. Moreover, we investigated the impact of sildenafil on cisplatin antitumor activity. The solid tumor was induced by inoculation of Ehrlich ascites carcinoma cells in female mice...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894978/an-arterial-perihepatic-enhancement-caused-by-spontaneous-bladder-rupture
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Taku Harada, Yasuhiro Suyama, Yusuke Hiratsuka, Taro Shimizu
Spontaneous bladder rupture (SBR) is a rare but life threatening condition. Its diagnosis is challenging; symptoms might present solely as ascites during onset or with features of frank peritonitis. When SBR causes peritonitis, arterial perihepatic enhancement can be detected on a contrast computed tomography scan. SBR should be suspected when patients have acute abdominal pain and risk factors including previous pelvic irradiation, urethral catheterization, and binge alcohol drinking. We present the first case report of arterial perihepatic enhancement due to SBR...
November 25, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894167/salinomycin-reduces-stemness-and-induces-apoptosis-on-human-ovarian-cancer-stem-cell
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Hyun Gyo Lee, So Jin Shin, Hye Won Chung, Sang Hoon Kwon, Soon Do Cha, Jin Eui Lee, Chi Heum Cho
OBJECTIVE: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) represent a subpopulation of undifferentiated tumorigenic cells thought to be responsible for tumor initiation, maintenance, drug resistance, and metastasis. The role of CSCs in drug resistance and relapse of cancers could significantly affect outcomes of ovarian cancer patient. Therefore, therapies that target CSCs could be a promising approach for ovarian cancer treatment. The antibiotic salinomycin has recently been shown to deplete CSCs. In this study, we evaluated the effect of salinomycin on ovarian cancer stem cells (OCSCs), both alone and in combination with paclitaxel (PTX)...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894129/isolated-fetal-ascites-neonatal-outcome-in-51-cases-observed-in-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Vincenzo Davide Catania, Alessia Muru, Marcella Pellegrino, Erika Adalgisa De Marco, Filomena Valentina Paradiso, Carlo Manzoni, Lorenzo Nanni, Lucia Masini
Introduction Prenatal detection of isolated ascites is a rare finding on ultrasound, usually suggestive of an underlying pathology that may negatively impact on the pregnancy and neonatal outcome. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the outcome of primary isolated ascites in relation to gestational age (GA) at diagnosis. Materials and Methods Data were prospectively collected for fetuses with ascites that have been followed in our center of prenatal diagnosis and therapy from 2004 to 2014. Patients have been divided in group I when ascites was detected before the 24th week of GA and group II if it was noticed later...
November 28, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891288/massive-ascites-in-a-renal-transplant-patient-after-laparoscopic-fenestration-of-a-lymphocele
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Shohei Kawaguchi, Takahiro Nohara, Takashi Shima, Satoko Matsuyama, Chikako Nose, Junya Yamahana, Yoshifumi Kadono, Chikashi Seto, Masahiko Kawabata, Atsushi Mizokami
Retroperitoneal lymphocele is a common complication of renal transplantation. Here, we report the case of a 67-year-old woman with massive ascites after fenestration surgery for a lymphocele that developed following renal transplantation. She had been on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis for 9 years. Living donor renal transplantation was performed and an intrapelvic lymphocele subsequently developed. The lymphocele did not resolve after aspiration therapy; therefore, laparoscopic fenestration was performed...
2016: Case Reports in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890896/interventional-treatment-of-severe-portal-vein-thrombosis-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Youichi Kawano, Satoru Murata, Nobuhiko Taniai, Masato Yoshioka, Atsushi Hirakata, Yoshiaki Mizuguchi, Tetsuya Shimizu, Tomohiro Kanda, Junji Ueda, Hideyuki Takada, Hiroshi Yoshida, Koho Akimaru, Shiro Onozawa, Shinichirou Kumita, Eiji Uchida
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare complication of liver transplantation which can lead to graft failure and patient death. Treatment can be difficult, especially in cases of PVT from the intrahepatic portal vein to the proximal jejunal veins. A 55-year-old woman had undergone living-donor liver transplantation with splenectomy for end-stage liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis C with hepatocellular carcinoma. Ten months after transplantation, massive ascites and slight abdominal pain developed, and computed tomography revealed a PVT between the intrahepatic portal vein and the superior mesenteric vein...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890350/the-histophysiology-and-pathophysiology-of-the-peritoneum
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REVIEW
J O A M van Baal, K K Van de Vijver, R Nieuwland, C J F van Noorden, W J van Driel, A Sturk, G G Kenter, L G Rikkert, C A R Lok
The peritoneum is an extensive serous organ with both epithelial and mesenchymal features and a variety of functions. Diseases such as inflammatory peritonitis and peritoneal carcinomatosis can induce disturbance of the complex physiological functions. To understand the peritoneal response in disease, normal embryonic development, anatomy in healthy conditions and physiology of the peritoneum have to be understood. This review aims to summarize and discuss the literature on these basic peritoneal characteristics...
November 13, 2016: Tissue & Cell
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