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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732031/breast-tissue-ablation-with-irreversible-electroporation-in-rabbits-a-safety-and-feasibility-study
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Wenlong Zhang, Wanning Wang, Wei Chai, Xiaomei Luo, Jiannan Li, Jian Shi, Liqi Bi, Lizhi Niu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) was confirmed to control several solid tumors effectively in vivo. Our preclinical study aimed to assess the feasibility and safety of IRE in the breast of rabbit. METHODS: Thirty New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into 3 groups of 10 rabbits (control group, IRE group A, and B). Two mono-electrode needles were inserted into the breast tissue by percutaneous puncture. Electrocardiogram and vital signs were monitored before, during, and after ablation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721126/the-thyroid-gland-in-postmenopausal-women-physiology-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Małgorzata Gietka-Czernel
The incidence of most thyroid diseases: hypothyroidism, nodular goitre, and cancer is highest among postmenopausal and elderly women. The diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction in this group of patients is difficult because the symptoms can be nonspecific or common with menopausal and ageing complaints. In the interpretation of thyroid function tests the physiological changes in secretion and metabolism of thyrotropin (TSH) and thyroid hormones must be considered, as well as the influence of comorbidities. Unrecognised thyroid dysfunction leads to increased: cardiovascular risk, bone fractures, cognitive impairment, depression, and mortality...
June 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702414/an-observational-study-on-safety-and-efficacy-of-povidone-iodine-for-pleurodesis-in-cancer-patients
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Ayush Makkar, Sanjeev Patni, Anjum Khan Joad, Kamal Kishor Lakhera
INTRODUCTION: Pleurodesis is a time-honored procedure for malignant effusion as one of the palliative procedures to treat recurrent effusions. Various agents have been used in the past such as tetracycline, talc, bleomycin, and povidone-iodine. This paper aims at evaluating safety and efficacy of povidone-iodine for the procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and four patients underwent of pleurodesis with povidone-iodine done at our center for malignant effusion between June 2008 and August 2015...
April 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688145/therapeutic-concentrations-of-digitoxin-inhibit-endothelial-focal-adhesion-kinase-and-angiogenesis-induced-by-diverse-growth-factors
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Annalisa Trenti, Elisabetta Zulato, Lorenza Pasqualini, Stefano Indraccolo, Chiara Bolego, Lucia Trevisi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cardiac glycosides are Na(+) /K(+) -ATPases inhibitors used to treat congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias. Epidemiological studies indicate that patients on digitalis therapy are more protected from cancer. Evidence of a selective cytotoxicity against cancer cells has suggested their potential use as anticancer drugs. The effect on angiogenesis of clinically used cardiac glycosides has not been extensively explored. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We studied the effect of digoxin, digitoxin and ouabain on early events of the angiogenic process in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC)...
July 8, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673423/chagas-disease
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REVIEW
José A Pérez-Molina, Israel Molina
Chagas disease is an anthropozoonosis from the American continent that has spread from its original boundaries through migration. It is caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, which was identified in the first decade of the 20th century. Once acute infection resolves, patients can develop chronic disease, which in up to 30-40% of cases is characterised by cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, megaviscera, and, more rarely, polyneuropathy and stroke. Even after more than a century, many challenges remain unresolved, since epidemiological control and diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic methods must be improved...
June 30, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662033/a-phase-i-study-of-pazopanib-in-combination-with-escalating-doses-of-131i-in-patients-with-well-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-borderline-refractory-to-radioiodine
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Laura Q Chow, Rafael Santana-Davila, Austin Pantel, Mara Roth, Leslie N Anderson, Alan Failor, Robert Doot, David Mankoff
OBJECTIVE: This trial was conducted to evaluate the ability of pazopanib to overcome therapeutic 131I resistance. MATERIALS, METHODS AND PATIENTS: This phase 1 trial assesses the combination of pazopanib and escalating doses of radioiodine (131I) in patients with recurrent or metastatic thyroid cancer that are borderline or relatively iodine refractory. Radioiodine uptake scans were assessed post therapy and compared to historical pre-treatment scans. Patients underwent FDG PET/CT before and after the initial pazopanib treatment to identify the impact of pazopanib on the cancer prior to 131I therapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660778/cardio-oncology-cardiovascular-complications-of-cancer-therapy
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Robert J Henning, Raymond D Harbison
This paper focuses on three classes of commonly used anticancer drugs, which can cause cardiotoxicity: anthracyclines, monoclonal antibodies exemplified by trastuzumab and tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Anthracyclines can induce cardiomyocyte necrosis and fibrosis. Trastuzumab can cause cardiac stunning. The tyrosine kinase inhibitors can increase systemic arterial pressure and impair myocyte contractility. In addition, radiation therapy to the mediastinum or left chest can exacerbate the cardiotoxicity of these anticancer drugs and can also cause accelerated atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, heart failure and arrhythmias...
July 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649481/cardio-oncology-cancer-therapy-related-cardiovascular-complications-in-a-molecular-targeted-era-new-concepts-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
David Hurtado-de-Mendoza, Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla, Paula A Bonilla-Reyes, Gabriel Tinoco, Rodrigo Alcorta
Cardio-oncology is a medical discipline that identifies, prevents, and treats the cardiovascular complications related to cancer therapy. Due to the remarkable proliferation of new cancer therapies causing cardiovascular complications, such as hypertension, heart failure, vascular complications, and cardiac arrhythmia, we provide an extensive, comprehensive revision of the most up-to-date scientific information available on the cardiovascular complications associated with the use of newer, novel chemotherapeutic agents, including their reported incidence, suggested pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, potential treatment, and prevention...
May 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626102/-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-on-perioperative-cardiac-adverse-events-in-elderly-patients-with-%C3%A2-coronary-heart-disease
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Junmei Shen, Yanjiang Sun, Ding Han, Kangsheng Zhu, Wei Zhao
To investigate the effects of dexmedetomidine on perioperative cardiac adverse events in elderly patients with coronary heart disease.
 Methods: Sixty elderly patients, who were diagnosed as coronary heart disease and underwent gastric cancer operation, were randomly divided into 2 groups (n=30): the dexmedetomidine group (Dex group) and the control group. In the Dex group, dexmedetomidine was administered intravenously at 0.5 μg/(kg·h) after a bolus infusion at 0.5 μg/kg for 10 min before anesthesia induction...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602539/causes-of-death-in-atrial-fibrillation-challenges-and-opportunities
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REVIEW
Antonio Gómez-Outes, Maria Luisa Suárez-Gea, Jose Manuel García-Pinilla
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an age-related arrhythmia associated with several co-morbidities and significant mortality. Most AF patients are in need of anticoagulation due to increased risk of stroke. Despite anticoagulation, AF patients still have a significant risk of death (about 5%/y). Approximately half of deaths in AF are due to heart-related causes (i.e., sudden death, heart failure, and myocardial infarction), one-third of deaths are due to non-vascular causes (i.e., cancer, respiratory diseases, and infections) and the remaining AF patients die from stroke or hemorrhage (about 6% each), or other causes...
May 10, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601026/the-use-of-biologics-in-the-management-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
David A Taylor
The use of biologic agents including monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, non-coding RNAs (miRNAs), gene therapy and, especially, stem cell therapy have revolutionized the treatment of a variety of diseases. Most notably, success in treating cancers have been achieved using hematopoietic stem cell therapy. Use of these agents in the treatment of cardiovascular disease is still in its infancy but recent advances have identified several new biologic agents. Current clinical trials are evaluating the success of stem cell therapy and fibroblast therapy as well as agents that either mimic or inhibit non-coding RNAs (miRNAs) as possible treatments for a several cardiac pathologies including heart failure, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, coronary artery disease and ischemic heart disease...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590042/changes-in-arrhythmogenic-properties-and-five-year-prognosis-after-carbon-ion-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-mediastinum-cancer
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Mari Amino, Koichiro Yoshioka, Makiyoshi Shima, Tohru Okada, Mio Nakajima, Yoshiya Furusawa, Shigetaka Kanda, Sadaki Inokuchi, Teruhisa Tanabe, Yuji Ikari, Tadashi Kamada
INTRODUCTION: Carbon-ion irradiation of rabbit hearts has improved left ventricular conduction abnormalities through upregulation of gap junctions. However, to date, there has been no investigation on the effect of carbon-ion irradiation on electrophysiological properties in human. We investigated this effect in patients with mediastinum extra-cardiac cancer treated with carbon-ion radiotherapy that included irradiating the heart. METHODS AND RESULTS: In April-December 2009, eight patients were prospectively enrolled (including two male, aged 72...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526052/long-acting-%C3%AE-2-adrenocepter-agonists-are-not-associated-with-atrial-arrhythmias-after-pulmonary-resection
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Keiji Yamanashi, Satoshi Marumo, Ryota Sumitomo, Tsuyoshi Shoji, Motonari Fukui, Toshiro Katayama, Cheng-Long Huang
BACKGROUND: Long-acting β2-adrenoceptor agonists have been shown to increase the risk of atrial arrhythmias in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The aim of this study was to investigate whether perioperative long-acting β2-adrenoceptor agonists treatment would increase the risk of postoperative atrial arrhythmias after lung cancer surgery in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 174 consecutive chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who underwent lobectomy or segmentectomy...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495066/salvage-pulmonary-resection-after-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-a-feasible-and-safe-option-for-local-failure-in-selected-patients
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Mara B Antonoff, Arlene M Correa, Boris Sepesi, Quynh-Nhu Nguyen, Garrett L Walsh, Stephen G Swisher, Ara A Vaporciyan, Reza J Mehran, Wayne L Hofstetter, David C Rice
OBJECTIVE: For inoperable patients with pulmonary malignancy, stereotactic body radiotherapy is a reasonable therapeutic option. Despite good early tumor control, local failure occurs in up to 10% of patients by 3 years. Because management of local recurrence after stereotactic body radiotherapy is unclear, we evaluated use of surgery as a salvage option. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of consecutive patients from a single institution who underwent salvage resection of primary and metastatic pulmonary malignancies previously treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482928/feasibility-and-safety-of-robot-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-lung-lobectomy-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Shiyou Wei, Minghao Chen, Nan Chen, Lunxu Liu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) lobectomy versus video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for lobectomy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: An electronic search of six electronic databases was performed to identify relevant comparative studies. Meta-analysis was performed by pooling the results of reported incidence of overall morbidity, mortality, prolonged air leak, arrhythmia, and pneumonia between RATS and VATS lobectomy...
May 8, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453898/electrophysiological-effects-of-anthracyclines-in-adult-survivors-of-pediatric-malignancy
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Timothy M Markman, Kathryn Ruble, David Loeb, Allen Chen, Yiyi Zhang, Gary S Beasley, W Reid Thompson, Saman Nazarian
BACKGROUND: Anthracycline use is limited by cardiotoxicity, including arrhythmias and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. We aim to characterize the association between electrophysiological changes and LV dysfunction. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted, including all 147 pediatric cancer survivors at our institution over 18 years of age and treated with an anthracycline. One hundred thirty-four patients who had at least one electrocardiogram (ECG) and echocardiogram were analyzed...
April 28, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449209/the-frequency-of-qtc-prolongation-among-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients-receiving-methadone-for-cancer-pain
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Kevin Madden, Minjeong Park, Diane Liu, Eduardo Bruera
INTRODUCTION: A prolonged corrected QT (QTc) interval in pediatric patients is defined as ≥470 msec. Methadone can cause a prolonged QTc interval that can lead to ventricular arrhythmias. The risk of methadone-induced prolongation of the QTc interval in children and young adults is unknown. The purpose of the study was to determine the frequency of QTc prolongation among pediatric and young adult patients with cancer pain on methadone treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data for all patients on methadone during the study period...
April 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442930/thoracic-epidural-analgesia-reduces-myocardial-injury-in-ischemic-patients-undergoing-major-abdominal-cancer-surgery
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Mohamad Farouk Mohamad, Montaser A Mohammad, Diab F Hetta, Eman Hasan Ahmed, Ahmed A Obiedallah, Alaa Ali M Elzohry
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Major abdominal cancer surgeries are associated with significant perioperative mortality and morbidity due to myocardial ischemia and infarction. This study examined the effect of perioperative patient controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) on occurrence of ischemic cardiac injury in ischemic patients undergoing major abdominal cancer surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients (American Society of Anesthesiologists grade II and III) of either sex were scheduled for elective upper gastrointestinal cancer surgeries...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440606/pathogenesis-and-prevention-of-radiation-induced-myocardial-fibrosis
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Li Kun Liu, Weiwei Ouyang, Xing Zhao, Sheng Fa Su, Yan Yang, Wen Jin Ding, Da Xian Luo, Zhi Xu He, Bing Lu
Radiation therapy is one of the most important methods for the treatment of malignant tumors. However, in radiotherapy for thoracic tumors such as breast cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and mediastinal lymphoma, the heart, located in the mediastinum, is inevitably affected by the irradiation, leading to pericardial disease, myocardial fibrosis, coronary artery disease, valvular lesions, and cardiac conduction system injury, which are considered radiation-induced heart diseases. Delayed cardiac injury especially myocardial fibrosis is more prominent, and its incidence is as high as 20–80%...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399109/tyrosine-kinase-targeting-drugs-associated-heart-failure
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N Gronich, I Lavi, O Barnett-Griness, W Saliba, D R Abernethy, G Rennert
BACKGROUND: The impact of cancer therapies on cardiac disease in the general adult cancer survivor population is largely unknown. Our objective was to evaluate which tyrosine kinase-targeting drugs are associated with greater risk for new-onset heart failure (HF). METHODS: A nested case-control analysis was conducted within a cohort of 27 992 patients of Clalit Health Services, newly treated with a tyrosine kinase-targeting, and/or chemotherapeutic drug, for a malignant disease, between 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2012...
May 9, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
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