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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329287/outcome-after-procedures-for-retained-blood-syndrome-in-coronary-surgery
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Tuomas Tauriainen, Eeva-Maija Kinnunen, Joni Koski-Vähälä, Matti-Aleksi Mosorin, Juhani Airaksinen, Fausto Biancari
OBJECTIVES: Incomplete drainage of blood from around the heart and lungs can lead to retained blood syndrome (RBS) after cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of and the outcome after procedures for RBS in patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: A total of 2764 consecutive patients who underwent isolated CABG from 2006 to 2013 were investigated retrospectively. Patients undergoing any procedure for RBS were compared with patients who did not undergo any procedure for RBS...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328569/mid-term-follow-up-of-minimally-invasive-multivessel-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-is-the-early-learning-phase-detrimental
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Maria Lorena Rodriguez, Harry R Lapierre, Benjamin Sohmer, David Glineur, Marc Ruel
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (MICS CABG) through a small left thoracotomy is a novel technique for surgical coronary revascularization, which is increasingly being adopted around the world. This study aimed to describe the characteristics and mid-term outcomes of a series of MICS CABG to identify areas for improvement. METHODS: A prospective longitudinal study was performed on the 306 MICS CABG patients operated on by a single surgeon from 2005 to 2015...
March 22, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325618/thoracic-irradiation-in-3weeks-for-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-is-twice-a-day-fractionation-really-needed
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G A Turgeon, L Souhami, N Kopek, V Hirsh, L Ofiara, S L Faria
PURPOSE: Many Canadian institutions treat limited-disease small cell lung cancer with 40Gy in 15 fractions delivered once-a-day in 3weeks concomitantly with chemotherapy. This regimen is convenient and seems to be effective. Here, we report and compare with a literature review the outcomes of patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer treated in our institution with this hypofractionated regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2004 to December 2012, patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer treated curatively with platinum-based chemotherapy and concurrent thoracic radiotherapy at a dose of 40Gy in 16 fractions once-a-day were eligible for this review...
March 18, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321070/primary-malignant-lymphoma-originating-from-the-chest-wall-without-preceding-pleural-disease
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Yumi Iwasa, Asuka Okada, Hideaki Takenaka, Terukazu Takahashi, Nobuo Koguchi, Kumiko Katayama, Shinsuke Murakami, Sumito Choh, Koichi Tomoda, Hiroshi Kimura
An 84-year-old woman presented to our hospital with dyspnea on exertion and left back pain. Chest X-ray and chest computed tomography (CT) revealed an irregular pleural mass invading her left chest wall with rib destruction and pleural effusion. CT-guided needle biopsy revealed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Low-dose oral etoposide produced a complete response, and she continued oral chemotherapy for one year after the diagnosis and maintained good performance status. We herein report a very rare case of non-pyothorax-associated lymphoma that nonetheless resulted in great recovery...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320470/methimazole-associated-eosinophilic-pleural-effusion-a-case-report
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Pedro Gaspar-da-Costa, Filipa Duarte Silva, Júlia Henriques, Sónia do Vale, Sandra Braz, João Meneses Santos, Rui M M Victorino
BACKGROUND: Adverse reactions associated to anti-thyroid drugs include fever, rash, arthralgia, agranulocytosis and hepatitis that are thought to be hypersensitivity reactions. Five cases of pleural effusion associated to thionamides have also been reported, two with propylthiouracil and three with carbimazole. CASE PRESENTATION: We report here a case of a 75-year-old man admitted because of unilateral pleural effusion. The patient had a recent diagnosis of hyperthyroidism and 6 days after starting methimazole complained of pleuritic chest pain...
March 21, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316033/cardiovascular-complications-of-targeted-therapies-for-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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REVIEW
Rongras Damrongwatanasuk, Michael G Fradley
The development of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) dramatically changed the treatment landscape for many different cancers including chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). With the introduction of imatinib, the first TKI developed and approved to effectively treat CML, patient survival has increased dramatically and, in some cases, this fatal cancer can be managed as a chronic disease. Since the approval of imatinib in 2002, four additional TKIs have been developed to treat this disease including the second-generation TKIs nilotinib, dasatinib, and bosutinib and the third-generation TKI ponatinib...
April 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314312/surgical-resection-for-pulmonary-metastasis-from-pancreatic-and-biliary-tract-cancer
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Tetsuzo Tagawa, Kensaku Ito, Kengo Fukuzawa, Tatsuro Okamoto, Atsuro Yoshimura, Takahide Kawasaki, Takashi Masuda, Kentaro Iwaki, Takahiro Terashi, Masahiro Okamoto, Akio Shiromizu, Akira Motohiro, Yoshihiko Maehara
AIM: To determine the efficacy of pulmonary metastasectomy for pancreatic and biliary tract cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten patients who underwent therapeutic pulmonary metastasectomy after resection for pancreatic and biliary tract cancer at our Institution from 2006 to 2016 were retrospectively evaluated. RESULTS: The primary site was the pancreas in four patients and biliary tract in six. Nine patients had single metastasis, and one patient had bilateral multiple metastases...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302220/-relationships-between-serum-albumin-and-urea-level-and-the-clinical-pathological-characteristics-and-survival-time-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Yalun Li, Lei Li, Li Zhang, Weimin Li
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the most common malignancy and is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Thus, this disease severely threatens human health. This study aims to identify the relationships between serum albumin and urea level and the clinical pathological characteristics and survival time in patients with lung cancer. METHODS: A total of 1,098 patients with lung cancer were diagnosed by pathology and tested the serum albumin and urea level in West China Hospital of Sichuan University during January 2008 to December 2013...
March 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301584/diagnostic-accuracy-and-added-value-of-dual-energy-subtraction-radiography-compared-to-standard-conventional-radiography-using-computed-tomography-as-standard-of-reference
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Katharina Martini, Marco Baessler, Stephan Baumueller, Thomas Frauenfelder
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate diagnostic performance of dual-energy subtraction radiography (DESR) for interpretation of chest radiographs compared to conventional radiography (CR) using computed tomography (CT) as standard of reference. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 199 patients (75 female, median age 67) were included in this institutional review board (IRB)-approved clinical trial. All patients were scanned in posteroanterior and lateral direction with dual-shot DE-technique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298401/impact-of-tumour-thickness-on-survival-after-radical-radiation-and-surgery-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Marc de Perrot, Zhi Dong, Penelope Bradbury, Demetris Patsios, Shaf Keshavjee, Natasha B Leighl, Andrew Hope, Ronald Feld, John Cho
Tumour thickness was assessed to determine if this parameter could refine patients' selection for multimodality therapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma.We reviewed 65 consecutive treatment-naïve malignant pleural mesothelioma patients undergoing surgery for mesothelioma after radiation therapy (SMART). Total tumour thickness was determined by measuring the maximal thickness on nine predefined sectors on the chest wall, mediastinum and diaphragm.After a median follow-up of 19 months, 40 patients (62%) developed recurrence and 36 died (55%)...
March 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297347/geometric-dose-prediction-model-for-hemithoracic-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-in-mesothelioma-patients-with-two-intact-lungs
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LiCheng Kuo, Ellen D Yorke, Vishruta A Dumane, Amanda Foster, Zhigang Zhang, James G Mechalakos, Abraham J Wu, Kenneth E Rosenzweig, Andreas Rimner
The presence of two intact lungs makes it challenging to reach a tumoricidal dose with hemithoracic pleural intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) who underwent pleurectomy/decortications or have unresectable disease. We developed an anatomy-based model to predict attainable prescription dose before starting optimization. Fifty-six clinically delivered IMRT plans were analyzed regarding correlation of prescription dose and individual and total lung volumes, planning target volume (PTV), ipsilateral normal lung volume and ratios: contralateral/ipsilateral lung (CIVR); contralateral lung/PTV (CPVR); ipsilateral lung /PTV (IPVR); ipsilateral normal lung /total lung (INTLVR); ipsilateral normal lung/PTV (INLPVR)...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295526/pharmacological-treatments-in-asthma-affected-horses-a-pair-wise-and-network-meta-analysis
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L Calzetta, P Roncada, D di Cave, L Bonizzi, A Urbani, E Pistocchini, P Rogliani, M G Matera
BACKGROUND: Equine asthma is a disease characterised by reversible airflow obstruction, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and airway inflammation following exposure of susceptible horses to specific airborne agents. Although clinical remission can be achieved in a low-airborne dust environment, repeated exacerbations may lead to irreversible airway remodelling. The available data on the pharmacotherapy of equine asthma results from several small studies, and no head-to-head clinical trials have been conducted among the available medications...
March 10, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291584/clinical-safety-and-activity-of-pembrolizumab-in-patients-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-keynote-028-preliminary-results-from-a-non-randomised-open-label-phase-1b-trial
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Evan W Alley, Juanita Lopez, Armando Santoro, Anne Morosky, Sanatan Saraf, Bilal Piperdi, Emilie van Brummelen
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a highly aggressive cancer with poor prognosis and few treatment options following progression on platinum-containing chemotherapy. We assessed the safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab (an anti-programmed cell death receptor 1 [PD-1] antibody) in advanced solid tumours expressing programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) and report here on the interim analysis of the malignant pleural mesothelioma cohort. METHODS: Previously treated patients with PD-L1-positive malignant pleural mesothelioma were enrolled from 13 centres in six countries...
March 10, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290161/corticosteroids-for-tuberculous-pleurisy
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REVIEW
Hannah Ryan, Jinho Yoo, Padmapriya Darsini
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroids used in addition to antituberculous therapy have been reported to benefit people with tuberculous pleurisy. However, research findings are inconsistent and raise doubt as to whether such treatment is worthwhile. There is also concern regarding the potential adverse effects of corticosteroids, especially in HIV-positive people. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of adding corticosteroids to drug regimens for tuberculous pleural effusion...
March 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288645/mesothelin-promotes-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-tumorigenicity-of-human-lung-cancer-and-mesothelioma-cells
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Xiaoqing He, Liying Wang, Heimo Riedel, Kai Wang, Yong Yang, Cerasela Zoica Dinu, Yon Rojanasakul
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer and pleural mesothelioma are two of the most deadly forms of cancer. The prognosis of lung cancer and mesothelioma is extremely poor due to limited treatment modalities and lack of understanding of the disease mechanisms. We have identified mesothelin as a potentially unique therapeutic target that as a specific advantage appears nonessential in most cell types. Mesothelin (MSLN), a plasma membrane differentiation antigen, is expressed at a high level in many human solid tumors, including 70% of lung cancer and nearly all mesotheliomas...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287948/spectrum-of-ct-findings-in-thoracic-extranodal-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Mathew P Bligh, Joy N Borgaonkar, Steven C Burrell, David A MacDonald, Daria Manos
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) frequently manifests in extranodal structures in the chest, often in the form of secondary involvement but occasionally as primary disease. Because staging and treatment are affected by the presence of extranodal disease at imaging, radiologists' interpretation and management of suspicious findings are critical to patient care. Unfortunately, owing to considerable imaging overlap with other diseases, primary extranodal lymphoma is difficult to diagnose with imaging alone. Radiologists should have a heightened degree of suspicion in patients at risk (including patients with immune compromise, autoimmune diseases, or a history of stem cell or solid organ transplant) or with particular imaging appearances (including the vertebral wraparound sign, nonresolving consolidation, an infiltrative soft-tissue mass, and lesions demonstrating vascular encasement without invasion)...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287043/healthcare-and-economic-burden-of-adverse-events-among-patients-with-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-treated-with-bcr-abl1-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Jay Lin, Dinara Makenbaeva, Melissa Lingohr-Smith, Robyn Bilmes
OBJECTIVES: BCR-ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are established treatments for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML); however, they are associated with infrequent, but clinically serious adverse events (AEs). The objective of this analysis was to assess healthcare resource utilization and costs associated with AEs, previously identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) in another study, among TKI-treated patients. METHODS: Adult patients with ≥1 inpatient or ≥2 outpatient ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes for CML and ≥1 claim for a TKI treatment between January 1, 2006 and September 30, 2012 were identified from the Commercial and Medicare MarketScan databases...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284315/long-term-outcome-of-patients-with-nonspecific-pleurisy-at-medical-thoracoscopy
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Yuan Yang, Yan-Bing Wu, Zhen Wang, Xiao-Juan Wang, Li-Li Xu, Zhao-Hui Tong, Huan-Zhong Shi
BACKGROUND: Medical thoracoscopy is an effective and safe procedure for diagnosing pleural effusions of undetermined causes. But there are still a part of patients with pleural effusions were diagnosed as nonspecific pleurisy when no specific biopsy results were found after undergoing thoracoscopic biopsy. The long-term outcome of these patients is unclear, and anxieties about undiagnosed malignancy persist. METHODS: Between July 2005 and June 2014, medical thoracoscopy using the semi-rigid instrument was performed and pleural biopsy was taken in 833 patients with pleural effusions...
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279517/recommendations-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-asbestos-related-pleural-and-pulmonary-disease
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Carmen Diego Roza, M Jesús Cruz Carmona, Ramón Fernández Álvarez, Jaume Ferrer Sancho, Belén Marín Martínez, Cristina Martínez González, José Antonio Rodríguez Portal, Fernando Romero Valero, Victoria Villena Garrido
Asbestos is the term used for a set of mineral silicates that tend to break up into fibers. Its use has been associated with numerous diseases affecting the lung and pleura in particular, all of which are characterized by their long period of latency. Asbestos, moreover, has been recognized by the WHO as a Group IA carcinogen since 1987 and its use was banned in Spain in 2002. The publication in 2013 of the 3rd edition of the specific asbestos health monitoring protocol, together with the development of new diagnostic techniques, prompted the SEPAR EROM group to sponsor publication of guidelines, which review the clinical, radiological and functional aspects of the different asbestos-related diseases...
March 6, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278499/recurrence-and-risk-factors-for-relapse-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-by-surgery-with-curative-intent
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Cristiana Cruz, Margarida Afonso, Bárbara Oliveiros, Alice Pêgo
INTRODUCTION: Surgery remains the potentially curative treatment for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Despite this, tumor recurrence is the most common cause of treatment failure after surgery. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively from clinical files of patients who underwent lung surgery for NSCLC from January 2008 to December 2012 in a University Hospital. Demographic data, tumor characteristics, type of surgery and recurrence were recorded...
March 10, 2017: Oncology
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