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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141727/point-of-care-ultrasound-for-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis-in-india-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-hiv-positive-and-hiv-negative-presumptive-tuberculosis-patients
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Stefan F Weber, Kavitha Saravu, Tom Heller, Rajagopal Kadavigere, Shashidhar Vishwanath, Stephan Gehring, Sabine Bélard, And Pocus Eti Study Group
Diagnosing extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is challenging. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated EPTB is applied in sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed at evaluating the applicability of POCUS for diagnosing EPTB in HIV-positive and HIV-negative presumptive tuberculosis (TB) patients in India, a country of moderate relative TB and HIV burden. Presumptive TB patients at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, India, prospectively underwent POCUS evaluating for pericardial, pleural and ascitic effusion, abdominal lymphadenopathy, and hepatic and splenic microabscesses...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141318/-ras-associated-autoimmune-leukoproliferative-disorder-a-report-of-2-cases-and-literature-review
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T Y He, C R Li, Y Xia, F F Liang, Y Luo, J Yang
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and genetic characteristics of cases with Ras-associated autoimmune leukoproliferative disorder(RALD). Method: Characteristics of clinical data and gene mutation of the first two cases in China with RALD were retrospectively analyzed. The related literature was searched by using search terms "NRAS" , "KRAS" or "RALD" . Result: Case1, a seven-year-seven-month old girl, was admitted due to "thrombocytopenia and splenomegaly for three years" . Palpation showed enlargement of submandibular lymph nodes and hepatosplenomegaly...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141316/-a-clinical-analysis-of-micafungin-treatment-of-pulmonary-invasive-fungal-infection-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-leukemia-or-post-hematopoietic-stem-cells-transplantation
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K Huang, K Y Qiu, L L Deng, J P Fang, Y Li, H X Guo, D H Zhou
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of micafungin (MCF) for pulmonary invasive fungal disease (PIFD) in pediatric patients with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation. Method: Twenty-five neutropenic PIFD children with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University were selected from January 2012 to June 2015, including 12 males and 13 females, age range 2-15 (average 6.2±2.0) years. There were 12 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after chemotherapy, 4 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and 9 cases of β-thalassemia major after allo-HSCT...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140265/anti-inflammatory-potential-of-1-nitro-2-phenylethylene
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Michelle A Sugimoto, Márcia de Jesus Amazonas da Silva, Larissa Froede Brito, Rosivaldo Dos Santos Borges, Flávio Almeida Amaral, Ana Paula de Araujo Boleti, Maritza Echevarria Ordoñez, Jose Carlos Tavares, Lirlandia Pires Sousa, Emerson Silva Lima
Inflammation is a reaction of the host to infectious or sterile stimuli and has the physiological purpose of restoring tissue homeostasis. However, uncontrolled or unresolved inflammation can lead to tissue damage, giving rise to a plethora of chronic inflammatory diseases, including metabolic syndrome and autoimmunity pathologies with eventual loss of organ function. Beta-nitrostyrene and its derivatives are known to have several biological activities, including anti-edema, vasorelaxant, antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140122/lymphangioleiomyomatosis-diagnosis-and-management-high-resolution-chest-computed-tomography-transbronchial-lung-biopsy-and-pleural-disease-management-an-official-american-thoracic-society-japanese-respiratory-society-clinical-practice-guideline
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Nishant Gupta, Geraldine A Finlay, Robert M Kotloff, Charlie Strange, Kevin C Wilson, Lisa R Young, Angelo M Taveira-DaSilva, Simon R Johnson, Vincent Cottin, Steven A Sahn, Jay H Ryu, Kuniaki Seyama, Yoshikazu Inoue, Gregory P Downey, MeiLan K Han, Thomas V Colby, Kathryn A Wikenheiser-Brokamp, Cristopher A Meyer, Karen Smith, Joel Moss, Francis X McCormack
BACKGROUND: Recommendations regarding key aspects related to the diagnosis and pharmacological treatment of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) were recently published. We now provide additional recommendations regarding four specific questions related to the diagnosis of LAM and management of pneumothoraces in patients with LAM. METHODS: Systematic reviews were performed and then discussed by a multidisciplinary panel. For each intervention, the panel considered its confidence in the estimated effects, the balance of desirable (i...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138529/matrix-metalloproteinases-polymorphisms-as-prognostic-biomarkers-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Danijela Štrbac, Katja Goričar, Vita Dolžan, Viljem Kovač
Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with a relatively short overall survival (OS). Metalloproteinases (MMPs) have a vast biological effect on tumor progression, invasion, metastasis formation, and apoptosis. MMP expression was previously associated with survival in MPM. Our aim was to evaluate if genetic variability of MMP genes could also serve as a prognostic biomarker in MPM. Methods: We genotyped 199 MPM patients for ten polymorphisms: rs243865, rs243849 and rs7201, in MMP2; rs17576, rs17577, rs20544, and rs2250889 in MMP9; and rs1042703, rs1042704, and rs743257 in MMP14...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137237/cryoablation-combined-with-allogenic-natural-killer-cell-immunotherapy-improves-the-curative-effect-in-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-cancer
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Mao Lin, Shuzhen Liang, Xiaohua Wang, Yinqing Liang, Mingjie Zhang, Jibing Chen, Lizhi Niu, Kecheng Xu
In this study, the clinical efficacy of cryosurgery combined with allogenic natural killer cell immunotherapy for advanced hepatocellular cancer was evaluated. From October 2015 to March 2017, we enrolled 61 patients who met the enrollment criteria and divided them into two groups: 1) the simple cryoablation group (Cryo group, n = 26); and 2) the cryoablation combined with allogenic natural killer cells group (Cryo-NK group, n = 35), the safety and short-term effects were evaluated firstly, then the median progression-free survival, response rate and disease control rate were assessed...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132803/high-dose-irradiation-after-pleurectomy-decortication-or-biopsy-for-pleural-mesothelioma-treatment
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E Parisi, A Romeo, A Sarnelli, G Ghigi, S R Bellia, E Neri, S Micheletti, B Dipalma, D Arpa, G Furini, M A Burgio, G Genestreti, C Gurioli, S Sanna, P Bovolato, F Rea, G Storme, E Scarpi, C Arienti, A Tesei, R Polico
PURPOSE: The role played by radiation therapy after pleurectomy/decortication or surgical biopsy in malignant pleural mesothelioma is uncertain. We treated patients with accelerated hypofractionated radiotherapy using helical tomotherapy and intensity-modulated arc therapy in an attempt to keep lung toxicity to a minimum. The present study reports the feasibility and toxicity of this approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2012, 36 patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma underwent accelerated hypofractionated radiotherapy to the hemithorax after pleurectomy/decortication (19 patients) or biopsy (17 patients)...
November 10, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131503/association-between-plasma-fibrinogen-and-survival-in-patients-with-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
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Shanshan Fan, Yin Guan, Guanfei Zhao, Guangyu An
BACKGROUND: Elevated plasma fibrinogen (Fbg) levels contribute to tumor progression and metastasis; however, limited research on Fbg in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has been conducted. This study evaluated the prognostic value of Fbg levels in patients with SCLC. METHODS: Data on plasma Fbg level, clinical features, and overall survival were retrospectively collected. Kaplan-Meier estimates and log-rank tests were used to analyze the relationship between Fbg level and survival...
November 13, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130381/lymph-node-metastases-as-only-qualifier-for-stage-iv-serous-ovarian-cancer-confers-longer-survival-than-other-sites-of-distant-disease-a-swedish-gynecologic-cancer-group-swegcg-study
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Elisabet Hjerpe, Christian Staf, Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, Karin Stålberg, Maria Bjurberg, Erik Holmberg, Christer Borgfeldt, Bengt Tholander, Kristina Hellman, Preben Kjølhede, Thomas Högberg, Per Rosenberg, Elisabeth Åvall-Lundqvist
BACKGROUND: The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) ovarian cancer staging system includes no sub-stage for lymph nodes (LN) as only distant disease manifestation. We explore the prognostic implication of LN as only stage IV classifier in serous ovarian cancer. METHOD: This is a nation-wide, population-based study on 551 women with serous stage IV cancers diagnosed between 2009-2014. We compare overall survival (OS) in women with LN as only distant metastatic site to those with pleural metastases only and to patients with other/multiple stage IV manifestations...
November 12, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128013/bronchiolitis-obliterans-syndrome-and-other-late-pulmonary-complications-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Anne Bergeron, Guang-Shing Cheng
As more individuals survive their hematologic malignancies after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), there is growing appreciation of the late organ complications of this curative procedure for malignant and nonmalignant hematologic disorders. Late noninfectious pulmonary complications encompass all aspects of the bronchopulmonary anatomy. There have been recent advances in the diagnostic recognition and management of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, which is recognized as a pulmonary manifestation of chronic graft-versus-host disease...
December 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127751/-the-benefit-of-new-angiogenesis-bevacizumab-and-aflibercept-inhibitors-for-multiple-angiomatosis-therapy-a%C3%A2-case-report
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Dagmar Brančíková, Lenka Ostřížková, Zdeněk Adam, Tomáš Nebeský, Luděk Pour, Zdeněk Král, Jiří Mayer
Angiomatosis is a term for multiple, gradually proliferating hemangiomas (angiodysplasia), affecting multiple organs or tissues at the same time. We describe a 12-year course of treatment of a patient with multiple hemangiomas located in the abdomen, retroperitoneum, oesophagus, mediastinum and also in vertebrae. The diagnosis was made in 2005 within probatory laparotomy, at the age of 28 years. The treatment was commenced right after making the diagnosis with interferon α. Due to its adverse effects (fatigue, anorexia), the use of interferon α was limited to the first year, after which the interferon dose was gradually being reduced until it was discontinued completely...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124658/atypical-hrct-manifestations-of-pulmonary-sarcoidosis
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Diletta Cozzi, Elena Bargagli, Alessandro Giuseppe Calabrò, Elena Torricelli, Federico Giannelli, Edoardo Cavigli, Vittorio Miele
PURPOSE: To present our experience of cases of pulmonary sarcoidosis with atypical HRCT patterns found during 2016 focusing on the differential diagnosis to contribute to the difficult role of the radiologist in the disease identification and to help the clinicians to reach the diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The HRCT examinations of 47 patients with sarcoidosis were studied retrospectively. All patients had a histopathological confirm of the disease. 29 (61.7%) show a typical pulmonary pattern and 18 (38...
November 9, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124008/rare-complicated-parapneumonic-effusion-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-with-new-onset-lupus-flare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Bharat Bajantri, Shaik Danial, Richard Duncalf, Misbahuddin Khaja
Mycoplasma pneumoniae has been associated with respiratory tract infections. Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia-related pleural effusion is rarely reported. Extra-pulmonary abnormalities such as encephalitis, myocarditis, glomerulonephritis, and myringitis have been reported. However pulmonary manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus include pneumonitis, pleurisy, interstitial lung disease, and thromboembolic disease. We present the case of a 26-year-old male who came for evaluation of fever, cough, and shortness of breath with right-sided chest pain...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123879/direct-intrahepatic-portocaval-shunt-for-refractory-hepatic-hydrothorax-a-case-report
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Yo Kawahara, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Naoaki Isoi, Kohsuke Hatanaka, Kentaro Yamada, Masayoshi Yamamoto, Teppei Okamura, Tatsumi Kaji, Toshihisa Sakamoto, Daizoh Saitoh, Hisashi Ikeuchi
Case: A 64-year-old man with complaints of dyspnea and orthopnea secondary to a hepatic hydrothorax refractory to diuretic medication underwent the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure to decrease the portal vein pressure. The TIPS procedure failed due to severe liver stiffness. Direct intrahepatic portocaval shunt (DIPS), a modified TIPS procedure that directly inserts a stent from the inferior vena cava to the portal vein, was successfully carried out. Outcome: The DIPS procedure significantly decreased the patient's pleural effusion and respiratory symptoms...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121995/round-cell-sarcoma-of-the-colon-with-cic-rearrangement
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H Maghrebi, R Batti, A Zehani, N Chrait, H Rais, A Makni, A Haddad, M Ayadi, A Daghfous, M Jrad, N Kchir, Z Bensafta, A Mezlini
BACKGROUND: The CIC-rearranged sarcoma is a very rare highly aggressive malignant soft tissue group of tumors. It has recently been described as highly aggressive soft tissue tumors of children and young adults sharing similar morphological features with the Ewing sarcoma. The digestive localization is exceptional. CASE PRESENTATION: A 14-year-old male presented with a history of abdominal pain for 1 year, which increased in intensity over the last 2 months. Imaging findings showed a large heterogeneous mesenteric mass on the left flank of the abdomen...
November 9, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121816/long-term-prognosis-and-causes-of-death-after-pleural-infections
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J A Khan, A I Lehtomäki, V J Toikkanen, M T Ukkonen, R M Nevalainen, J O Laurikka
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The development of pleural infection may imply a worse state of health and prognosis. The objective of this study was to ascertain the long-term survival and causes of death after pleural infections and to compare them to those of matched controls. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Altogether 191 patients treated for pleural infections at a single University Hospital between January 2000 and December 2008 and 1910 age- and gender-matched controls were included...
November 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112861/long-fiber-carbon-nanotubes-replicate-asbestos-induced-mesothelioma-with-disruption-of-the-tumor-suppressor-gene-cdkn2a-ink4a-arf
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Tatyana Chernova, Fiona A Murphy, Sara Galavotti, Xiao-Ming Sun, Ian R Powley, Stefano Grosso, Anja Schinwald, Joaquin Zacarias-Cabeza, Kate M Dudek, David Dinsdale, John Le Quesne, Jonathan Bennett, Apostolos Nakas, Peter Greaves, Craig A Poland, Ken Donaldson, Martin Bushell, Anne E Willis, Marion MacFarlane
Mesothelioma is a fatal tumor of the pleura and is strongly associated with asbestos exposure. The molecular mechanisms underlying the long latency period of mesothelioma and driving carcinogenesis are unknown. Moreover, late diagnosis means that mesothelioma research is commonly focused on end-stage disease. Although disruption of the CDKN2A (INK4A/ARF) locus has been reported in end-stage disease, information is lacking on the status of this key tumor suppressor gene in pleural lesions preceding mesothelioma...
November 6, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111984/asbestos-exposures-mesothelioma-incidence-and-mortality-and-awareness-by-general-practitioners-in-the-molise-region-central-italy
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Giancarlo Ripabelli, Manuela Tamburro, Domiziana Di Tella, Francesco Carrozza, Michela Lucia Sammarco
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate environmental asbestos sources, mesothelioma incidence and mortality, awareness on asbestos-related diseases (ARD) by general practitioners (GPs) in Molise Region. METHODS: The contaminated sites in three towns were identified by census; mesothelioma incidence (2000-2012) and mortality (2003-2013) was achieved from local registries; GPs were interviewed on practiced population's exposures and ARD diagnosis. RESULTS: 54...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110841/heterogeneous-resistance-mechanisms-in-an-egfr-exon-19-mutated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patient-treated-with-erlotinib-persistent-fgfr3-mutation-localized-transformation-to-egfr-mutated-sclc-and-acquired-t790m-egfr-mutation
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Eric Santoni-Rugiu, Morten Grauslund, Linea C Melchior, Junia C Costa, Jens B Sørensen, Edyta M Urbanska
Patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) obtain substantial clinical benefit from EGFR tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs), but will ultimately develop TKI-resistance resulting in median progression-free survival of 9-15 months during first-line TKI-therapy. However, type and timing of TKI-resistance cannot be predicted and several mechanisms may simultaneously/subsequently occur during TKI-treatment. In this respect, we present a 49 year-old Caucasian male ex-smoker with metastatic pulmonary adenocarcinoma (ADC) that concomitantly harbored an EGFR exon 19-mutation (p...
November 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
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