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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213004/pharmacokinetic-evaluation-of-intrapleural-perfusion-with-hyperthermic-chemotherapy-using-cisplatin-in-patients-with-malignant-pleural-effusion
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Hirozo Sakaguchi, H Ishida, H Nitanda, N Yamazaki, K Kaneko, Kunihiko Kobayashi
OBJECTIVES: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) has a poor prognosis. Most patients are treated with tube thoracostomy and sclerotherapy, although its success rate is around 64%. We have investigated intrapleural perfusion with hyperthermic chemotherapy (IPHC) using cisplatin in a study with a pharmacokinetic evaluation. METHODS: Patients with MPE, performance status of 0-1, possibility of good lung expansion and Cr<1.2mg/dL were treated with IPHC. The circuit was filled with 2000mL of normal saline containing cisplatin at a dose of 80mg/m(2)...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212836/point-of-care-ultrasonography-for-evaluation-of-acute-dyspnea-in-the-emergency-department
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Maurizio Zanobetti, Margherita Scorpiniti, Chiara Gigli, Peiman Nazerian, Simone Vanni, Francesca Innocenti, Valerio T Stefanone, Caterina Savinelli, Alessandro Coppa, Sofia Bigiarini, Francesca Caldi, Irene Tassinari, Alberto Conti, Stefano Grifoni, Riccardo Pini
BACKGROUND: Acute dyspnea is a common symptom in the emergency department (ED). Standard approach to dyspnea often relies on radiologic and laboratoristic results, causing excessive delay before adequate therapy is started; an integrated point-of-care ultrasonography (PoCUS) approach can shorten the time needed to formulate a diagnosis maintaining an acceptable safety profile. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients presenting with dyspnea and admitted after ED evaluation were prospectively enrolled...
February 14, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210084/risk-factors-for-intraoperative-perforation-during-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-superficial-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Masaaki Noguchi, Tomonori Yano, Tomoji Kato, Tomohiro Kadota, Maomi Imajoh, Hiroyuki Morimoto, Shozo Osera, Atsushi Yagishita, Tomoyuki Odagaki, Yusuke Yoda, Yasuhiro Oono, Hiroaki Ikematsu, Kazuhiro Kaneko
AIM: To identify the risk factors and clarify the subsequent clinical courses. METHODS: This study retrospectively analyzed consecutive patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) treated using endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) between April 2008 and October 2012. We divided the ESCC lesions into perforation cases and non-perforation cases, and compared characteristics and endoscopic findings between the two groups. "Intraoperative perforation" was defined as the detection of a perforation site during ESD and the presence of mediastinal emphysema...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210021/opiate-analgesia-treatment-reduced-early-inflammatory-response-after-severe-chest-injuries
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Goran Krdzalic, Nermin Musanovic, Alisa Krdzalic, Indira Mehmedagic, Amar Kesetovic
BACKGROUND: The frequency of severe chest injuries are increased. Their high morbidity is followed by systemic inflammatory response. The efficacy of pharmacological blockade of the response could prevent complications after chest injures. AIM: The aim of the study was to show an inflammatory response level, its prognostic significant and length of hospital stay after chest injures opiate analgesia treatment. METHODS: Sixty patients from Department of Thoracic Surgery with severe chest injures were included in the prospective study...
December 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209662/the-impact-of-between-analytical-platform-variability-on-the-classification-of-pleural-effusions-into-exudate-or-transudate-using-light-s-criteria
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Michael P Cornes, Andrew J Chadburn, Claire Thomas, Catherine Darby, Rachel Webster, Clare Ford, Rousseau Gama
BACKGROUND: Light's criteria are ratios of pleural fluid to serum total protein (TP), pleural fluid to serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and pleural fluid LDH to the upper reference limit for serum LDH. They are used to classify pleural effusions into an exudate or transudate when pleural fluid protein is 25-35 g/L. We evaluated the impact of between analytical platforms on the classification of pleural effusions using Light's criteria. METHODS: Light's criteria were used to classify pleural effusions with fluid TP between 25 and 35 g/L into exudate and transudate...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208025/aeol-10150-mitigates-radiation-induced-lung-injury-in-the-nonhuman-primate-morbidity-and-mortality-are-administration-schedule-dependent
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Thomas J MacVittie, Allison Gibbs, Ann M Farese, Kory Barrow, Alexander Bennett, Cheryl Taylor-Howell, Abdul Kazi, Karl Prado, George Parker, William Jackson Iii
Pneumonitis and fibrosis are potentially lethal, delayed effects of acute radiation exposure. In this study, male rhesus macaques received whole-thorax lung irradiation (WTLI) with a target dose of 10.74 Gy prescribed to midplane at a dose rate of 0.80 ± 0.05 Gy/min using 6 MV linear accelerator-derived photons. The study design was comprised of four animal cohorts: one control and three treated with AEOL 10150 (n = 20 animals per cohort). AEOL 10150, a metalloporphyrin antioxidant, superoxide dismutase mimetic was administered by daily subcutaneous injection at 5 mg/kg in each of three schedules, beginning 24 ± 2 h postirradiation: from day 1 to day 28, day 1 to day 60 or a divided regimen from day 1 to day 28 plus day 60 to day 88...
February 16, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203412/predictive-models-of-malignant-transudative-pleural-effusions
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Lucía Ferreiro, Francisco Gude, María E Toubes, Adriana Lama, Juan Suárez-Antelo, Esther San-José, Francisco Javier González-Barcala, Antonio Golpe, José M Álvarez-Dobaño, Carlos Rábade, Nuria Rodríguez-Núñez, Carla Díaz-Louzao, Luis Valdés
BACKGROUND: There are no firm recommendations when cytology should be performed in pleural transudates, since some malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) behave biochemically as transudates. The objective was to assess when would be justified to perform cytology on pleural transudates. METHODS: Consecutive patients with transudative pleural effusion (PE) were enrolled and divided in two groups: malignant and non-MPE. Logistic regression analysis was used to estimate the probability of malignancy...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203169/recurrent-malignant-melanoma-presenting-as-isolated-pleural-metastases-in-a-patient-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Kartik Anand, Shashank Cingam, Prakash Peddi
Isolated pleural metastasis with pleural effusion is a rare occurrence in malignant melanoma. We report an unusual case of a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and recurrent pleural effusions. The pleural fluid cytology and immunohistochemistry profile were consistent with the diagnosis of CLL. However, chemotherapy with pentostatin, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab did not result in any meaningful clinical response. A video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and biopsy of the affected nodular parietal layer of the pleura were consistent with malignant melanoma...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197215/pleural-procedures-in-the-management-of-malignant-effusions
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Lucía Ferreiro, Juan Suárez-Antelo, Luis Valdés
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is common in clinical practice, and despite the existence of studies to guide clinical decisions, it often poses diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas. Once it is diagnosed, median survival does not usually exceed 6 months. The management of these patients focuses on symptom relief since no treatments have been shown to increase survival to date. Conversely, poor management can shorten survival. The approach must be multidisciplinary and allow for individualized care. Initial diagnostic procedures should be minimally invasive and, according to the results and other factors, procedures of increasing complexity will be selecting...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196967/coxsackie-myocarditis-and-hepatitis-with-reactivated-epstein-bar-virus-ebv-a-case-report
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Varunsiri Atti, Nathan M Anderson, Mathew B Day
BACKGROUND Myocarditis, defined as inflammation of myocardial tissue of the heart, is an uncommon cardiac presentation and is due to a variety of causes. It affects 1% of the US population, 50% of which is caused by coxsackie B virus. Cardiac tissue is the prime target, and destruction of myocardium results in cardiac failure with fluid overload. CASE REPORT Our patient was a 57-year-old woman with fever, headache, neck pain, and generalized malaise. Her white blood cell count was 13×10³ cells/mm³. Interestingly, lumbar puncture ruled out meningitis...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196360/clinical-relevance-of-pleural-effusion-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism
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Sun Ha Choi, Seung-Ick Cha, Kyung-Min Shin, Jae-Kwang Lim, Seung-Soo Yoo, Shin-Yup Lee, Jaehee Lee, Chang-Ho Kim, Jae-Yong Park, Deok Heon Lee
BACKGROUND: Data regarding pleural effusion due to pulmonary embolism (PE) are limited. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics of PE patients with pleural effusion caused by PE. METHODS: Patients with PE were retrospectively analyzed and divided into 2 groups based on computed tomography: a group with pleural effusion due to PE (effusion group) and a group without pleural effusion (control group)...
February 15, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195650/cell-tube-block-a-new-technique-to-produce-cell-blocks-from-fluid-cytology-samples
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Ricardo Marcos, Marta Santos, Carla Marrinhas, Mario Caniatti
BACKGROUND: Cell blocks are widely used in human cytopathology. Several techniques have been proposed to convert fluid specimens into solid material, which after embedding in paraffin can be used for histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, or molecular testing. In contrast, only in the last few years, have cell blocks begun to be used in the veterinary field. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to present the production and features of cell tube blocks (CTB) with veterinary liquid samples...
February 13, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195268/unusual-pleural-effusion-from-vulvar-squamous-cell-carcinoma-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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S Erra, G Patrucco, G Speranza, S Barbero, F Brucculeri, G Taverna
Vulvar tumors are not very common and account for about 4% of all cancers affecting the female genital organs. Frequently, malignant neoplasia of this site have squamous phenotype and the rare cases of metastasization are reported in the locoregional lymph nodes and in the surrounding organs. We report a case of metastasization of a vulvar squamous cell carcinoma in an unusual place such as the parietal pleura, in a relapsing patient that was submitted to a surgical vulvectomy the previous year.
September 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193088/scrotal-abscess-a-rare-presentation-of-complicated-necrotizing-pancreatitis
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Seyyedhadi Mirhashemi, Mohsen Soori, Gholamhossein Faghih, Hassan Peyvandi, Omid Shafagh
Acute pancreatitis is characterized by activation of digestive enzymes inside the pancreas. In severe pancreatitis, necrosis of pancreas and surrounding tissues may occur. Acute necrotizing pancreatitis commonly presents as pancreatic abscess occasionally with systemic complications. Rarely, necrotic tissue may be drained from scrotum due to retroperitoneal extension of necrotic process. Here, we report a case of acute necrotizing pancreatitis in a 29-year-old man who presented with severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting...
February 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192750/silver-nanoparticles-alter-the-permeability-of-sheep-pleura-and-of-sheep-and-human-pleural-mesothelial-cell-monolayers
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Zoi V Arsenopoulou, Ioannis A Taitzoglou, Paschalis-Adam Molyvdas, Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis, Chrissi Hatzoglou, Sotirios G Zarogiannis
Nanoparticles have been implicated in the development of pleural effusions in exposed factory workers while in experimental animal studies it has been shown that they induce inflammation, fibrosis and carcinogenesis in the pleura. The scope of this study was to investigate the direct effects of silver nanoparticles exposure on the membrane permeability of sheep parietal pleura, of primary sheep pleural cell monolayers and on a human mesothelial cell line. Our findings suggest that acute (30min) exposure increases the pleural permeability ex vivo, while longer (24h) exposure in vivo leads to late decrease of the pleural cell monolayers permeability...
February 6, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191357/metastatic-invasive-lobular-breast-cancer-presenting-clinically-with-esophageal-dysphagia
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Lilit Karapetyan, Heather Laird-Fick, Reuben Cuison
Background. Intra-abdominal metastases of invasive lobular breast cancer (ILBC) may be insidious. We report a case of metastatic ILBC that presented with dysphagia within weeks of a negative mammogram and before the development of intra-abdominal symptoms. Case. A 70-year-old female developed esophageal dysphagia. She underwent EGD which showed a short segment of stricture of the distal esophagus without significant mucosal changes. Biopsy was unremarkable and patient underwent lower esophageal sphincter (LES) dilation...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190404/determinants-of-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-tuberculosis-a-population-based-follow-up-study
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Y-F Yen, J-Y Feng, S-W Pan, P-H Chuang, V Y-F Su, W-J Su
Elderly individuals with tuberculosis (TB) are more likely to have a non-specific clinical presentation of TB and high mortality. However, factors associated with mortality in elderly TB patients have not been extensively studied. This retrospective cohort study aimed to identify factors associated with death among elderly Taiwanese with TB. All elderly patients with TB from 2006 to 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan, were included in a study. Multiple logistic regression was used to identify the factors associated with death in elderly TB patients...
February 13, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189546/a-novel-case-of-lymphangiomatosis-in-hiv
#18
REVIEW
Addie B Spier, Justin Kurtz, David Sears
Diffuse lymphangiomatosis is a rare disorder characterized by abnormal proliferation of lymphatic channels. It can involve just one organ or multiple organs, such as liver, spleen, lungs, and bone. This disorder generally presents in children and young adults, but in rare cases, patients first present with symptoms in adulthood. Here, we describe a 48-year-old HIV-positive man who presented with shortness of breath. Computed tomography scan revealed a large right-sided pleural effusion and a heterogeneously enhancing liver...
February 9, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189452/do-x-rays-after-chest-tube-removal-change-patient-management
#19
Bret Johnson, Michele Rylander, Alana L Beres
BACKGROUND: A link between childhood radiation and future cancer risks exists, and reduction of unnecessary radiation in childhood has been recommended. Pneumothoraces, pleural effusions, and many surgical procedures require placement of a chest tube/pigtail catheter. Traditional management is daily x-rays, with an x-ray after tube removal. Our hypothesis is the "post pull" x-ray rarely results in changing clinical management of the patient. METHODS: With IRB approval, a 5-year retrospective chart review was performed...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188564/usefulness-of-the-echocardiographic-paravertebral-approach-for-the-diagnosis-of-descending-thoracic-aortic-dissection
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Shoko Yamaguchi, Hironori Murakami, Tomoko Kudo, Chiharu Otokozawa, Shunsuke Sasaki, Satoshi Yuda, Masanori Nojima
BACKGROUND: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is not recommended as the first-line diagnostic modality for Stanford type B aortic dissection (type-B AD). PURPOSES: The aims of this study were to evaluate the usefulness and factors influencing for the diagnosis of type-B AD using the transthoracic echocardiographic paravertebral approach (PVA). METHODS: We compared the image acquisition rate of descending thoracic aorta (DTA) and the diagnostic rate of type-B AD using TTE versus PVA...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Echocardiography
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