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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103457/-congenital-heart-disease-in-children-with-down-syndrome-what-has-changed-in-the-last-three-decades
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Filipa Mestre Dias, Susana Cordeiro, Isabel Menezes, Graça Nogueira, Ana Teixeira, Marta Marques, Miguel Abecasis, Rui Anjos
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of Down syndrome has increased in the last 30 years; 55% of these children have congenital heart disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective longitudinal cohort study; clinical data from 1982 to 2013 databases with the diagnosis of Down syndrome or trisomy 21 in a reference hospital in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery. OBJECTIVE: to assess the progress in the last three decades of cardiological care given to children with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease...
October 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100994/reocclusion-after-self-expandable-metallic-stent-placement-for-relieving-malignant-colorectal-obstruction-as-a-palliative-treatment
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Toshikatsu Nitta, Kensuke Fujii, Yoshimasa Hirata, Tomo Tominaga, Yoshihiro Inoue, Hiroshi Kawasaki, Ken Kawakami, Takashi Ishibashi
Self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement has been practiced in several hospitals in Japan, including ours, since January 2012. Here, we report the case of an 82-year-old Japanese man who presented to the hospital with a 1-week history of right hypochondrial pain. Computed tomography (CT) findings indicated colorectal cancer. The laboratory findings on admission indicated severe anemia (red blood cell count, 426 × 104/μL; hemoglobin, 7.9 g/dL). We performed SEMS placement because the patient refused to undergo surgery...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100235/solitary-fibrous-tumour-of-the-liver-report-on-metastasis-and-local-recurrence-of-a-malignant-case-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Nelson Chen, Kellee Slater
BACKGROUND: Solitary fibrous tumours (SFT) are neoplasms of mesenchymal origin that predominantly arise from the pleura. SFT of the liver (SFTL) are a rare occurrence with little number of cases reported in English literature. Malignant cases of hepatic SFT are an even rarer occurrence. For this reason, the prognostic evaluation of SFTLs is unknown and difficult to measure. METHODS: A search on English literature on "Solitary Fibrous Tumour of the Liver" was conducted on common search engines (PubMed, Google)...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099352/acute-pancreatitis-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-timing-of-surgery-and-survival-duration
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Shaojun Li, Bole Tian
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a rare manifestation of pancreatic cancer (PC). The relationship between AP and PC remains less distinct.From January 2009 to November 2015, 47consecutive patients with PC who presented with AP were reviewed for this study. Clinical features, clinicopathologic variables, postoperative complications, and follow-up evaluations of patients were documented in detail from our database. In order to identify cutoff threshold time for surgery, receiver operating curve (ROC) was built according to patients with or without postoperative complications...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099173/surgical-approach-for-ulcerated-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-a-single-center-experience-a-retrospective-study
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Rita Laforgia, Clelia Punzo, Annunziata Panebianco, Annalisa Volpi, Marina Minafra, Maria Grazia Sederino
AIM: The aim of our retrospective study is to analyze surgical possibilities for the extended LABC in those cases not suitable for a neoadjuvant chemotherapy step and to consider various reconstruction techniques. MATERIAL OF STUDY: Between 2009 and 2015 we enrolled 11 patients, admitted to the Emergency Department, presenting ulcerated LABC that needed palliative surgical demolitive procedures because of bleeding and anemia and in which was necessary to use natural tissues transposition or synthetic substitutes for the reconstruction of the skin flaps...
January 12, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097656/palliation-and-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Cheng-Har Yip
Metastatic breast cancer is an incurable disease. With improvement in systemic therapy, survival has improved over the past few years. Removing the primary tumor has shown improved survival in retrospective studies, but this may be due to selection bias. The first reported randomized controlled trial (RCT) from India showed no difference in survival with surgery. However another RCT from Turkey showed that a select group of patient with bone-only metastases have a survival benefit.
January 18, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097412/acute-pancreatitis-after-percutaneous-biliary-drainage-an-obstacle-in-liver-surgery-for-proximal-biliary-cancer
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Nadia Russolillo, Andrea Massobrio, Serena Langella, Roberto Lo Tesoriere, Paolo Carbonatto, Alessandro Ferrero
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) has a crucial role in treatment of proximal biliary cancer (PBC). We assessed the incidence, risk factors, and impact of acute pancreatitis (AP) post-PTBD. METHODS: Forty patients with PBC scheduled for PTBD from January 2005 to December 2015 were enrolled. Exclusion criteria were missing clinical data, PTBD performed in other institutions, and palliative PTBD. RESULT: The 40 patients comprised 8 (20%) with gallbladder cancer, 6 (15%) with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, and 26 (65%) with perihilar cholangiocarcinoma...
January 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094119/-safety-of-repeat-median-sternotomy-in-the-palliative-treatment-of-patients-with-univentricular-heart
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Héctor Díliz-Nava, Isis Meléndez-Sagaón, Orlando Tamaríz-Cruz, Luis García-Benitez, Aric Araujo-Martínez, Alexis Palacios-Macedo
OBJECTIVE: Establish the morbidity and mortality of patients with univentricular hearts who underwent repeat median sternotomy at the Instituto Nacional de Pediatría METHOD: We retrospectively review the clinical charts of all patient who underwent repeat median sternotomy from 2001 to 2016. RESULTS: Sixty-five patients underwent 76 surgeries through repeat median sternotomy. Fifty-nine patients had a first repeat median sternotomy with a mean age of 36months (range 4-176months) and a mean weight of 12...
January 13, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094071/on-nephrectomy-for-treating-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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C González-Ruiz de León, P Pellejero-Pérez, A Quintás-Blanco, J García-Rodríguez, C Álvarez-Fernández, J M Fernández-Gómez
INTRODUCTION: Systemic treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) has changed with the new therapies, and it is not clear if nephrectomy (NEP) has a survival benefit in this kind of patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if NEP associated to systemic treatment improves overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective, observational, descriptive study of 45 patients with diagnosis of mRCC between 2006-2014...
January 13, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093805/heartware-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-in-patients-with-fontan-physiology
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Bartlomiej R Imielski, Robert A Niebler, Steven J Kindel, Ronald K Woods
We aim to describe the clinical course of a series of patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and refractory systolic heart failure supported with a HeartWare ventricular assist device (HVAD) following Fontan palliation. This is a retrospective review of three consecutive patients supported with a HVAD following Fontan palliation through February 2016. Data include patient characteristics, operative variables, postimplantation hemodynamic/device parameters, event outcomes, and duration of HVAD support...
January 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079003/colorectal-cancer-chemotherapy-the-evolution-of-treatment-and-new-approaches
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Rachel M McQuade, Vanesa Stojanovska, Joel C Bornstein, Kulmira Nurgali
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one the greatest contributors to cancer related mortality. Although 5 year survival rate for patients at the early stage of CRC (stages I and II) is above 60%, more than 50% of patients are diagnosed at or beyond stage III when distant metastasis has already occurred, in which case 5 year survival rate drops to 10%. Chemotherapeutic intervention coupled with surgery is the backbone of metastatic CRC treatment and the only means of enhanced survival. For decades following its discovery, an antimetabolite 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) was the only chemotherapeutic agent available to successfully improve 12 month survival in CRC patients...
January 11, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077181/at-what-age-should-tetralogy-of-fallot-be-corrected
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Julien I E Hoffman
Tetralogy of Fallot can be corrected with very low mortality at any age, even in neonates, but this does not necessarily mean that it should be corrected in the neonatal period. Although there are many advantages to early correction, a high proportion of these neonates have residual stenosis or pulmonary regurgitation that impairs ventricular function and may require further surgery or implantation of a pulmonary valve. Before we had the ability to correct this anomaly with low mortality in small children, a variety of palliative procedures had to be performed...
January 12, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074820/airway-management-of-the-cardiac-surgical-patients-current-perspective
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REVIEW
Arindam Choudhury, Nishkarsh Gupta, Rohan Magoon, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor
The difficult airway (DA) is a common problem encountered in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. However, the challenge is not only just establishment of airway but also maintaining a definitive airway for the safe conduct of cardiopulmonary bypass from initiation to weaning after surgical correction or palliation, de-airing of cardiac chambers. This review describes the management of the DA in a cardiac theater environment. The primary aims are recognition of DA both anatomical and physiological, necessary preparations for (and management of) difficult intubation and extubation...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072694/effect-of-hyperthermic-intrathoracic-chemotherapy-hithoc-on-the-malignant-pleural-effusion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hua Zhou, Wei Wu, Xiaoping Tang, Jianying Zhou, Yihong Shen
BACKGROUND: Although hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has been widely used to treat malignant ascites or as a preventive strategy for microscopic carcinomatosis following surgical resection of abdominal tumors, application of hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC) in the treatment of malignant pleural effusion is limited. The objective of the current study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on the application of HITHOC in the palliative treatment of malignant pleural effusion...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068873/patterns-of-treatment-failure-in-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma
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Sarika N Rao, Mark Zafereo, Ramona Dadu, Naifa Busaidy, Kenneth Hess, Gilbert J Cote, Michelle D Williams, William Nassib William, Vlad C Sandulache, Neil D Gross, Brandon Gunn, Charles Lu, Renata Ferrarotto, Stephen Y Lai, Maria Cabanillas
BACKGROUND: Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is one of the most lethal forms of cancer with a high mortality rate. Current guidelines support surgery for resectable ATC followed by external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with or without chemotherapy. Treatment for those who are unresectable is palliative. Our goal was to examine first-line therapies as well as the role of genomic profiling in an effort better understand how to approach ATC. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of ATC patients who were seen at our institution from 1/2013 to 10/2015...
January 9, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066616/techniques-of-endoscopic-airway-tumor-treatment
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REVIEW
Nicolas Guibert, Laurent Mhanna, Sylvain Droneau, Gavin Plat, Alain Didier, Julien Mazieres, Christophe Hermant
Interventional bronchoscopy has a predominant role in the management of both early and advanced-stage airway tumors. Given the very poor prognosis of lung cancer, there is a need for new tools to improve early detection and bronchoscopic treatment of endo-bronchial precancerous lesions. In more advanced stages, interventional bronchoscopy plays an important role, as nearly a third of lung cancers lead to proximal airway obstruction. This will cause great discomfort or even life-threatening symptoms related to local extension, such as dyspnea, post-obstructive pneumonia, and hemoptysis...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060152/an-elevated-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-score-is-associated-with-morbidity-in-infants-after-congenital-heart-surgery
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Kalia P Ulate, Ofer Yanay, Howard Jeffries, Harris Baden, Jane L Di Gennaro, Jerry Zimmerman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate an empirically derived Low Cardiac Output Syndrome Score as a clinical assessment tool for the presence and severity of Low Cardiac Output Syndrome and to examine its association with clinical outcomes in infants who underwent surgical repair or palliation of congenital heart defects. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Cardiac ICU at Seattle Children's Hospital. PATIENTS: Infants undergoing surgical repair or palliation of congenital heart defects...
January 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058467/-treatment-of-melanoma-during-pregnancy
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REVIEW
L A Schneider
Melanoma diagnosed during pregnancy is a rare clinical case presentation which must be mastered. In the absence of guidelines for this clinical challenge, we performed a review of the literature and provide a practical guideline on how to manage such rare clinical cases based on our clinical experience. Expecting mothers require adequate counselling and explanation of all therapeutic options as they take responsibility for more than their own lives. However, they should be guided through the process of diagnostic and therapeutic measures in a potentially life-threatening situation...
January 5, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053815/the-rare-and-challenging-presentation-of-gastric-cancer-during-pregnancy-a-report-of-three-cases
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Sergio Pacheco, Enrique Norero, Claudio Canales, José Miguel Martínez, María Elisa Herrera, Carolina Muñoz, Nicolás Jarufe
Pregnancy-associated gastric cancer is extremely rare. In many cases, it is diagnosed at an advanced stage because the symptoms during pregnancy are generally overlooked. We report three cases of gastric cancer during pregnancy with various outcomes. The first case included a patient with stage IV gastric cancer who received palliative chemotherapy. This patient had a preterm birth and died 7 months after diagnosis. The second case received neoadjuvant chemotherapy during pregnancy and a total gastrectomy was performed after delivery...
December 2016: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053701/primary-thyroid-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Rita Peixoto, João Correia Pinto, Virgínia Soares, Pedro Koch, António Taveira Gomes
INTRODUCTION: A rapidly enlarging mass of the anterior compartment of the neck with compressive symptoms may represent, among other diagnosis, a neoplasm of the thyroid gland. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe the case of a 59-year-old woman referred to the endocrine surgical unit because of compressive cervical symptoms for 3 months. The cervical ultrasound revealed a sub-sternal goiter with heterogeneous echo structure and the fine-needle aspirating cytology was inconclusive...
January 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
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