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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925648/sonographic-evaluation-of-intrathyroid-metastases
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J Matthew Debnam, Michael Kwon, Bruno D Fornage, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Gary L Clayman, Beth S Edeiken-Monroe
OBJECTIVES: Intrathyroid metastases from extrathyroid primary tumors are rare. Clinical findings may be subtle, but detection of intrathyroid metastases has improved with sonography. The objective of this study was to evaluate the sonographic appearance of intrathyroid metastases. METHODS: Patients with thyroid masses with cytopathologic features matching those of an extrathyroid primary tumor were retrospectively identified. The appearances of intrathyroid metastases on sonography were reviewed for the following features: size, margin regularity, echogenicity, echotexture, vascularity on power or color Doppler ultrasonography, and the presence or absence of any associated cervical adenopathy...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922241/an-unusual-case-of-neuroblastoma-a-17-year-old-adolescent-presented-with-bilateral-diffuse-lung-metastasis-at-initial-diagnosis
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Çağlar Ödek, Tanıl Kendirli, Esra Pekpak, Ayhan Yaman, Başak Adaklı-Aksoy, Handan Dinçaslan, Nurdan Taçyıldız, Emel Ünal, Erdal İnce, Gülsan Yavuz
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most frequently diagnosed neoplasm during infancy and its incidence declines within the first 3-5 years of life. It can be rarely diagnosed in adolescents and young adults. Adolescents have advanced stage of disease, higher frequency of uncommon metastatic sites such as lungs, and worse outcomes. Herein, we describe an unusual case of NB in a 17-year-old adolescent presented with lung metastasis at diagnosis. The patient was diagnosed with stage IV NB. Thorax high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scan revealed irregular septal thickening with ground glass opacity consistent with pulmonary parenchymal metastases...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920654/a-rare-cause-of-pulmonary-nodules
#3
Michael Tsuyoshi Chew, Eric Chak, Karen Matsukuma
Crohn's disease is a chronic, idiopathic autoimmune disorder that primarily targets the gastrointestinal (GI) system. It is characterized by transmural inflammation of the GI tract that can occur anywhere from the mouth to the anus. Not infrequently, the disease may also have extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) that can affect almost any organ system. It is estimated that EIMs affect up to 36% of patients with Crohn's disease, but the incidence and prevalence of pulmonary involvement are variable in the literature and may be as low as 0...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920423/de-novo-renal-neoplasia-after-kidney-transplantation-according-to-new-2016-who-classification-of-renal-tumors
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Albino Eccher, Luigino Boschiero, Brett Delahunt, Luca Cima, Francesca Fior, Francesco Nacchia, Momo Rostand, Amedeo Carraro, Umberto Tedeschi, Gianluigi Zaza, Marilena Casartelli Liviero, Laura Zampicinini, Marco Chilosi, Giuseppe Feltrin, Claudio Rago, Antonietta D'Errico, Claudio Ghimenton, Guido Martignoni, Matteo Brunelli
BACKGROUND De novo renal neoplasia developing after kidney transplantation at Verona Kidney Transplant Center were reviewed according to new 2016 WHO Renal Tumor Classification. MATERIAL AND METHODS Primary renal tumors developed in native or transplanted kidneys de novo following renal transplantation were retrieved and histologically reviewed by three expert uropathologists. Immunoexpression of the diagnostic antigens CD13, CD10, CK7, CK34bE12, AMACR, CAIX, AE1/AE3, CK14, GATA-3, HMB-45, cathepsin-k, S100A1, and parvalbumin was assessed...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907011/uncover-mirna-disease-association-by-exploiting-global-network-similarity
#5
Min Chen, Xingguo Lu, Bo Liao, Zejun Li, Lijun Cai, Changlong Gu
Identification of miRNA-disease association is a fundamental challenge in human health clinic. However, the known miRNA-disease associations are rare and experimental verification methods are expensive and time-consuming. Therefore, there is a strong incentive to develop computational methods. In this paper, we calculate the similarity score for each miRNAs pair by integrating miRNA functional similarity and miRNA family information. We use the disease phenotype similarity data to construct the disease similarity network...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902753/emphysema-distribution-and-diffusion-capacity-predict-emphysema-progression-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
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Janice M Leung, Andrea Malagoli, Antonella Santoro, Giulia Besutti, Guido Ligabue, Riccardo Scaglioni, Darlene Dai, Cameron Hague, Jonathon Leipsic, Don D Sin, Sf Paul Man, Giovanni Guaraldi
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema are common amongst patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We sought to determine the clinical factors that are associated with emphysema progression in HIV. METHODS: 345 HIV-infected patients enrolled in an outpatient HIV metabolic clinic with ≥2 chest computed tomography scans made up the study cohort. Images were qualitatively scored for emphysema based on percentage involvement of the lung...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896060/diffuse-bronchiectasis-as-the-primary-manifestation-of-endobronchial-sarcoidosis
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Paul D Hiles, Kenneth R Kemp, Jean M Coviello
Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic disease that most commonly involves the lungs and is characterized by granulomatous inflammation. Bronchiectasis is one pulmonary manifestation of sarcoidosis, although it is almost always observed as traction bronchiectasis in the setting of fibrotic lung disease. A 50-year-old woman was evaluated for chronic cough and bronchiectasis with a small amount of peripheral upper lobe honeycombing and no significant pulmonary fibrosis or lymphadenopathy. After an extensive laboratory and imaging evaluation did not identify a cause of her bronchiectasis, bronchoscopy was performed to assess for primary ciliary dyskinesia and revealed a diffuse cobblestone appearance of the airway mucosa...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884882/lymphomatosis-cerebri-diagnostic-challenges-and-review-of-the-literature
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Paul J Lee, Idanis Berrios, Carolina Ionete, Thomas Smith
Lymphomatosis cerebri (LC) is a rare variant of a primary central nervous system non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (PCNSL) characterised by diffuse infiltration of tumour cells throughout the brain parenchyma. We present a 68-year-old immunocompetent woman with headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, localised right leg weakness and rapidly progressive dementia. A brain MRI demonstrated diffuse T2 hyperintense white matter lesions that did not enhance with contrast. The clinical differential diagnosis of these lesions included metastatic disease, infectious or inflammatory process such as sarcoidosis, lymphoma, demyelinating disease and less likely vascular aetiology, such as vasculitis or ischaemic stroke...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884796/can-the-measurement-of-pulmonary-diffusing-capacity-for-nitric-oxide-replace-the-measurement-of-pulmonary-diffusing-capacity-for-carbon-monoxide
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Gerald S Zavorsky, Ivo van der Lee
Pulmonary diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) has been an important pulmonary function test used since the 1950's. It measures the uptake of CO from the alveolar space into pulmonary capillary blood, following the same path as oxygen. It's used to evaluate/follow the progress of various lung diseases. In the eighties, a new test was developed similar to the DLCO test: pulmonary diffusing capacity for nitric oxide (DLNO). About 81-90% of the variance in DLNO is shared by DLCO in patients with cardiopulmonary disease and in healthy subjects...
November 21, 2016: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884593/idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonia-associated-pulmonary-hypertension-a-target-for-therapy
#10
Steven D Nathan, Jürgen Behr, Vincent Cottin, Harold R Collard, Marius M Hoeper, Fernando J Martinez, Athol U Wells
Advances in the treatment of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) represent an urgent, unmet medical need for patients with this category of diffuse parenchymal lung disease. IIPs involve varying combinations of fibrosis and inflammation of unknown cause and may be associated with pulmonary hypertension (PH). When it occurs, PH is associated with higher oxygen needs, greater functional impairment, and increased mortality. However, whether or when PH is a maladaptive versus adaptive phenomenon remains to be determined...
November 5, 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881610/primary-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-ovarian-vein-case-report-and-literature-review
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María Elena López-Ruiz, Laura Yébenes, Alberto Berjón, David Hardisson
Primary leiomyosarcoma arising from the ovarian vein is extremely rare, with only 10 cases reported in the literature. We report on a case of leiomyosarcoma of the left ovarian vein in a 67-year-old woman who presented with abdominal discomfort. Pelvic ultrasound revealed a large, solid, irregular mass in close relation to the left ovary. The patient subsequently underwent a total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Histologically, the tumor was composed of interlacing fascicles of spindle cells with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm, hyperchromatic nuclei, and prominent nucleoli...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879514/primary-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphomas-showing-gamma-delta-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-phenotype-and-predominantly-epidermotropic-pattern-are-clinicopathologically-distinct-from-classic-primary-cutaneous-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-lymphomas
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E Dean Merrill, Rose Agbay, Roberto N Miranda, Phyu P Aung, Michael T Tetzlaff, Ken H Young, Jonathan L Curry, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Doina Ivan, Victor G Prieto, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Madeleine Duvic, Carlos A Torres-Cabala
Primary cutaneous gamma-delta (γδ) T-cell lymphoma is a rare disease that typically involves the dermis and subcutis. Cases of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas showing γδ phenotype and predominantly epidermotropic pattern (EγδTCL) are not well defined. In this series, cases of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas showing γδ phenotype were reviewed and classified as predominantly epidermotropic (EγδTCL) when >75% of lymphoma cells resided in the epidermis or predominantly dermal and/or subcutaneous (DSγδTCL)...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878407/low-serum-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-levels-not-accompanied-by-increased-serum-pentraxin-3-levels-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Ufuk İlgen, Müçteba Enes Yayla, Nurşen Düzgün
There are scarce clinical data regarding serum pentraxin 3 (PTX3) and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Study was conducted to evaluate serum levels in our SSc cohort. Serum PTX3 and FGF2 concentrations were compared among SSc, disease control (systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)), and healthy control groups. We also examined the association of serum levels of PTX3 and FGF2 with disease manifestations. Serum PTX3 levels were similarly distributed among SSc (n = 93) and healthy groups (n = 66) (p = 1...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876834/the-measurement-of-lung-volumes-using-body-plethysmography-and-helium-dilution-methods-in-copd-patients-a-correlation-and-diagnosis-analysis
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Yongjiang Tang, Mingke Zhang, Yulin Feng, Binmiao Liang
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic airway disease characterized by persistent airflow limitation. Moreover, lung hyperinflation evaluated by lung volumes is also the key pathophysiologic process during COPD progression. Nevertheless, there is still no preferred method to evaluate lung volumes. For this study, we recruited 170 patients with stable COPD to assess lung volumes stratified by airflow limitation severity. Lung volumes including residual volume (RV) and total lung capacity (TLC) were determined by both body plethysmography and helium dilution methods...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876024/evaluation-of-computer-based-computer-tomography-stratification-against-outcome-models-in-connective-tissue-disease-related-interstitial-lung-disease-a-patient-outcome-study
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Joseph Jacob, Brian J Bartholmai, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Anne Laure Brun, Ryoko Egashira, Ronald Karwoski, Maria Kokosi, Athol U Wells, David M Hansell
BACKGROUND: To evaluate computer-based computer tomography (CT) analysis (CALIPER) against visual CT scoring and pulmonary function tests (PFTs) when predicting mortality in patients with connective tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD). To identify outcome differences between distinct CTD-ILD groups derived following automated stratification of CALIPER variables. METHODS: A total of 203 consecutive patients with assorted CTD-ILDs had CT parenchymal patterns evaluated by CALIPER and visual CT scoring: honeycombing, reticular pattern, ground glass opacities, pulmonary vessel volume, emphysema, and traction bronchiectasis...
November 23, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869103/th-17-cytokines-and-interstitial-lung-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis
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G Rolla, E Fusaro, S Nicola, C Bucca, C Peroni, S Parisi, M C Cassinis, A Ferraris, F Angelino, E Heffler, M Boita, L Brussino
The two phenotypes of both limited and diffuse systemic sclerosis (SSc) have different forms of pulmonary involvement: pulmonary arterial hypertension (limited phenotype) or interstitial lung disease (ILD) (diffuse phenotype). We aimed to investigate whether Th17-related cytokines, as measured in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) and in serum were connected to ILD in diffuse SSc patients. We found that for both limited and diffuse SSc, the EBC levels of all cytokines and most of the cytokine serum levels were significantly higher in patients than in controls, while, the EBC levels of Th-17 cytokines and the serum levels of IL-10 and TNF-α were significantly higher in diffuse than in limited SSc...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866549/-characteristics-of-lung-function-in-patients-with-asbestosis-of-different-stages
#17
X L Yang, X L Zhu, A Li, X Q Du, Y G Song, Q Ye
Objective: To investigate the characteristics of lung function in the patients with asbestosis of different stages, and analyze the correlations between the pulmonary function values and imaging score of chest X-ray. Methods: A cohort of newly diagnosed 249 asbestosis patients over a period of eight years in a single center were evaluated. Clinical data were collected from clinical charts. Radiographs were reviewed by the experts blinded to clinical data. The asbestosis patients were classified into I to III stages by chest X-ray according to the guideline...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864990/the-clinical-relevance-of-anti-fibrillarin-anti-u3-rnp-autoantibodies-in-systemic-sclerosis
#18
F Tall, M Dechomet, S Riviere, V Cottin, E Ballot, K P Tiev, R Montin, C Morin, Y Chantran, C Grange, D Jullien, J Ninet, P Chretien, J Cabane, N Fabien, C Johanet
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a heterogeneous autoimmune disease associated with several antinuclear autoantibodies useful to diagnosis and prognosis. The aim of the present multicentric study was to determine the clinical relevance of anti-fibrillarin autoantibodies (AFA) in patients with SSc. METHODS: The clinical features of 37 SSc patients positive for AFA (AFA+) and 139 SSc patients without AFA (AFA-) were collected retrospectively from medical records to enable a comparison between AFA- and AFA+ patients...
November 16, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860036/frailty-is-common-and-strongly-associated-with-dyspnoea-severity-in-fibrotic-interstitial-lung-disease
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Kathryn M Milne, Joanne M Kwan, Sabina Guler, Tiffany A Winstone, Angela Le, Nasreen Khalil, Pat G Camp, Pearce G Wilcox, Christopher J Ryerson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Frailty is the age-related accumulation of deficits that decrease the ability to respond to biological stress. Patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease (ILD) may be frail due to consequences of ILD, age, co-morbidities and adverse effects of pharmacotherapies. The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence and predictors of frailty in fibrotic ILD. METHODS: Fibrotic ILD patients were recruited from a specialized clinic...
November 9, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853529/current-concepts-and-dilemmas-in-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonias
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REVIEW
Jay H Ryu, Teng Moua, Natalya Azadeh, Misbah Baqir, Eunhee S Yi
Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias comprise approximately one-third of interstitial lung diseases (also called diffuse parenchymal infiltrative lung diseases). The classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias has undergone several revisions since the initial description of 40 years ago, and the most recent version was published in 2013. Although some aspects have been clarified, this group of heterogeneous disorders continues to be a source of confusion and misunderstanding in clinical applications...
2016: F1000Research
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