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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934305/the-prognostic-value-of-interleukin-17-in-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-based-on-chinese-patients
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Xiao-Fei Wang, Yi-Tong Zhu, Jia-Jia Wang, Da-Xiong Zeng, Chuan-Yong Mu, Yan-Bin Chen, Wei Lei, Ye-Han Zhu, Jian-An Huang
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-17 (IL-17) plays an important role in cancer progression. Previous studies remained controversial regarding the correlation between IL-17 expression and lung cancer (LC) prognosis. To comprehensively and quantitatively summarize the prognostic value of IL-17 expression in LC patients, a systematic review and meta-analysis were performed. METHODS: We identified the relevant literatures by searching the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, SinoMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and Wanfang Data databases, up until April 1, 2017...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932584/two-cases-of-pulmonary-cysticercosis-manifesting-as-pleural-effusion-case-report-and-literature-review
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Youfei Chen, Pingli Wang, Liren Ding
Cysticercosis is an important public health problem in developing countries. The major involvement sites are the central nervous system and the eyes, although striated muscles and subcutaneous tissues are frequently involved in the disseminated form of disease. Pulmonary involvement in cysticercosis is very rare and ill-defined nodular shadows distributed throughout the lung is the usual radiological presentation. Only one case of cysticercosis presenting as lung cavity with pleural effusion has been reported so far in literature...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932581/catch-me-if-you-can-how-to-make-the-best-use-of-pleural-effusion
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Lianjun Lin, Qian Han, Zhonghui Liu, Huiying Xu, Yanping Wu, Jixin Zhang, Xinmin Liu
Etiology diagnosis of pleural effusion is a commonly encountered yet challenging problem. How to make the best use of pleural effusion evokes thinking. Myelomatous pleural effusion (MPE) is a rare condition and has been reported sporadically. We report an extremely rare case of multiple myeloma (MM) [IgD-lambda (λ) type, stage III B] with MPE as initial presentation and complicated with massive pericardial effusions during the progression of the disease. Cytological identification of malignant plasma cells in pleural effusion is the most direct method to diagnose MPE...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928253/filarial-pleural-effusion-without-peripheral-blood-or-pleural-fluid-eosinophilia
#4
Amitabh Das Shukla, Abhinav Chaudhary, Arvind Kumar Verma, Shreenivasa Anantha
Lymphatic filariasis is a tropical parasitic disease and is endemic in India. It is present in various forms but its manifestation as pleural effusion is rare. Here, we describe a case of 58-year-old male who presented with complaint of left side chest pain and breathlessness. He was investigated and diagnosed as a case of left side pleural effusion due to filariasis, with peripheral blood lymphocytosis but without peripheral blood or pleural fluid eosinophilia. Our case foregrounds that filariasis can present with peripheral blood lymphocytosis and without peripheral blood or pleural fluid eosinophilia...
September 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925275/-catamenial-pneumothorax-case-reports-and-literature-review
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E Voláková, V Kolek, J Kufa, J Zatloukal, J Chudáček, M Szkorupa, R Pilka
AIM: Catamenial pneumothorax is menstrual cycle dependent and represents the most common form of thoracic endometriosis syndrome. Recurrences are very common even after surgical resection. DESIGN: Case reports and literature overview. SETTING: Department of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Surgery I, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital, Palacky University, Olomouc. CASE REPORT: Two cases of catamenial pneumothorax are presented with repeated recurrences of right-sided pneumothorax even after surgical treatment...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924111/synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-osteitis-sapho-syndrome-with-significant-bilateral-pleural-effusions
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Shoichi Hasegawa, Hiroki Yabe, Naoya Kaneko, Eri Watanabe, Takahisa Gono, Chihiro Terai
We herein report a rare case of a 66-year-old woman who had synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome with marked sternal osteitis and bilateral pleural effusions. SAPHO syndrome was diagnosed based on the characteristic features of a hyperostotic sternum and thoracic spine. The inflammatory changes of sternal osteitis and involvement of the adjacent soft tissue were assumed to be the cause of the pleural effusions. The effusions decreased during the natural course of the disease and resolved after methotrexate therapy...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923053/analysis-of-b7-h4-expression-in-metastatic-pleural-adenocarcinoma-and-therapeutic-potential-of-its-antagonists
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Cheng Chen, Qiu-Xia Qu, Fang Xie, Wei-Dong Zhu, Ye-Han Zhu, Jian-An Huang
BACKGROUND: The increasing incidence and poor outcome associated with malignant pleural effusion (MPE) requires finding an effective treatment for this disease. Inhibitory B7-H4 is expressed in many different human cancers but its role in malignant pleural tissue has yet to be established. METHODS: Here, patients with metastatic pleural adenocarcinoma (MPA) or with early-stage lung adenocarcinoma were clinically and statistically analyzed. Immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy were used to determinate the expression of B7-H4 in the cancer cells...
September 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920536/pleural-lymphocyte-rich-transudates-in-cats
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Monica Probo, Valentina Valenti, Luigi Venco, Saverio Paltrinieri, Emme Lavergne, Catherine Trumel, Walter Bertazzolo
Objectives Non-chylous lymphorrhagic pleural effusions are transudative effusions with a predominance of lymphocytes; however, they do not contain chylomicrons and therefore do not have the classical milky aspect of true chylous effusion. This type of effusion has been anecdotally associated with cardiac diseases in cats, but studies are lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between this type of effusion and the primary disease. Methods In this study, feline non-chylous lymphorrhagic pleural effusions were retrospectively selected from the database of the authors' institutions over a 3 year period...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917068/group-a-streptococcal-bacteraemia-experience-at-king-fahad-medical-city-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Fawzyh J Al-Khadidi, Mohammed A AlSheheri, Tariq S AlFawaz, Mushira A Enani, Abdulaziz A AlAqeel, Dayel A AlShahrani
To identify clinical presentation, predisposing factors, and the outcome in patients with Group A Streptococcal bacteremia. Methods: This is a retrospective study of 33 pediatric and adult patients with Streptococcus pyogenes bacteremia, admitted at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2007 to 2015. Results: Thirty-three patient records, documenting bacteremia with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus, were reviewed. Approximately 51.5% were pediatric and 48.5% were adult patients, with a male to female ratio of 2:1...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911149/insulin-like-growth-factor-bioactivity-stanniocalcin-2-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-and-igf-binding-protein-4-in-pleural-fluid-and-serum-from-patients-with-pulmonary-disease
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Ulrick Skipper Espelund, Mette Bjerre, Rikke Hjortebjerg, Torben Riis Rasmussen, Anders Lundby, Andreas Hoeflich, Birgitte Holst Folkersen, Claus Oxvig, Jan Frystyk
Context: Members of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system are primarily produced in the liver and secreted into the circulation, but they are also produced, recruited, and activated locally in tissues. Objective: To compare activity and concentrations of IGF system components in pleural fluid and blood. Design: Pathological pleural fluid, secondary to lung cancer or nonmalignant disease, and matching blood samples were collected from 24 patients ages 66...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910817/the-lung-in-dysregulated-states-of-humoral-immunity
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Yurdagül Uzunhan, Florence Jeny, Marianne Kambouchner, Morgane Didier, Diane Bouvry, Hilario Nunes, Jean-François Bernaudin, Dominique Valeyre
In common variable immunodeficiency, lung manifestations are related to different mechanisms: recurrent pneumonias due to encapsulated bacteria responsible for diffuse bronchiectasis, diffuse infiltrative pneumonia with various patterns, and lymphomas, mostly B cell extranodal non-Hodgkin type. The diagnosis relies on significant serum Ig deficiency and the exclusion of any primary or secondary cause. Histopathology may be needed. Immunoglobulin (IgG) replacement is crucial to prevent infections and bronchiectasis...
September 15, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904792/desmoplastic-small-round-cell-tumors-of-the-pleura-a-review-of-the-clinical-literature
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REVIEW
Alessandro Giuseppe Fois, Pietro Pirina, Antonella Arcadu, Francesca Becciu, Sandra Manca, Viviana Marras, Sara Canu, Gaetano Castagna, Giorgio Carlo Ginesu, Angelo Zinellu, Panagiotis Paliogiannis
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor of the pleura is a rare malignancy, with only a few cases reported in the scientific literature. The aim of the present review is to discuss the demographic, pathological, clinical, and therapeutic features of this rare tumor. English-language articles published since 1989, when the first case of desmoplastic small round cell tumor of the pleura was described, were retrieved, and fifteen cases included in fourteen articles were revised. The mean age of the patients was 25...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903441/loss-of-steroid-hormone-receptors-is-common-in-malignant-pleural-and-peritoneal-effusions-of-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-endocrine-therapy
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Willemijne A M E Schrijver, Karianne Schuurman, Annelot van Rossum, Ton Peeters, Natalie Ter Hoeve, Wilbert Zwart, Paul J van Diest, Cathy B Moelans
Discordance in estrogen receptor alpha (ERα), progesterone receptor (PR), androgen receptor (AR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status between primary breast cancers and solid distant metastases ("conversion") has been reported previously. Even though metastatic spread to the peritoneal and pleural cavities occurs frequently and is associated with high mortality, the rate of receptor conversion and the prognostic implications thereof remain elusive. We therefore determined receptor conversion in 91 effusion metastases (78 pleural, 13 peritoneal effusions) of 69 patients by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903179/antinociceptive-anti-inflammatory-and-anxiolytic-like-effects-of-the-ethanolic-extract-fractions-and-hibalactone-isolated-from-hydrocotyle-umbellata-l-acari%C3%A3-oba-araliaceae
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Thiago Levi Silva Oliveira, Sandra Ribeiro de Morais, Stone de Sá, Matheus Gabriel de Oliveira, Iziara Ferreira Florentino, Dayane Moreira da Silva, Verônica Vale Carvalho, Vinícius Barreto da Silva, Boniek Gontijo Vaz, José Ricardo Sabino, Elson Alves Costa, José Realino de Paula
Hydrocotyle umbellata Linn. (Araliaceae) is specie used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Crude extract (E-HU) was prepared from H. umbellata subterraneous parts and fractionated by liquid-liquid partition, resulting hexane fraction (HF-HU), dichloromethane fraction (DF-HU), ethyl acetate fraction (EAF-HU) and aqueous fraction (AF-HU). The hibalactone (HU-1) was isolated from the DF-HU and its structure was elucidated by (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR Spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and crystallographic x-ray analysis...
September 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898618/-klebsiella-pneumoniae-from-k1-and-hypervirulent-clone-st23-first-documented-case-in-portugal
#15
Aida Pereira, Tiago Petrucci, Maria João Simões
The hypervirulent K1 serotype Klebsiella pneumoniae is responsible for a new invasive syndrome, typically associated to hepatic abscesses with extra-hepatic complications. Initially described in Taiwan, it has significantly spread to several Asian countries and more recently to Europe and North America, thus constituting an emerging and global problem. The authors describe a case report of a 64-years-old portuguese caucasian woman without any previous diseases or epidemiological risk factors such as trips or contact with Asian products or population, diagnosed with a pyogenic liver abscess with pleural effusion caused by this hyper-virulent strain...
June 30, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898612/-paediatric-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-before-universal-vaccination-1995-2015
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Muriel Ferreira, Henrique Oliveira, Nuno Costa Silva, Luís Januário, Fernanda Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was introduced in the private market in Portugal in 2001, reaching over the years a moderately high coverage. In July 2015, it was included in the National Immunisation Program. The aim of this study was to characterize invasive pneumococcal disease in a pediatric hospital before universal use of the vaccine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records of all children with Streptococcus pneumoniae identified by culture and/or molecular biology (available since 2008), in products obtained from sterile sites, from January 1995 to June 2015...
June 30, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892960/a-rare-case-of-primary-calcific-pleural-tuberculosis-a-case-report
#17
G Sahana, Vishak Acharya, Santosh Rai, Nishanth Baliga
Tuberculosis is a highly prevalent disease in India. It has a myriad of presentations. Usually pleural tuberculosis occur secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis which can manifest as pleural effusion leading to pleural calcification. Primary pleural calcification due to tuberculosis is an extremely rare manifestation of active tuberculosis. We present a case of a 21-year-old female presenting with fever, cough, weight loss and loss of appetite who was diagnosed to have pleural calcification due to primary tuberculosis...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890830/cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-combined-with-two-stage-hepatectomy-for-multiple-and-bilobar-desmoplastic-small-round-cell-tumor-liver-metastases
#18
Alejandro Cracco, Mayank Roy, Conrad H Simpfendorfer
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a rare mesenchymal tumor usually affecting young patients. Local dissemination is common, and liver is the most common site for extraperitoneal metastases. Multimodal management has been shown to be the most effective treatment. Some authors consider liver metastases especially bi-lobar disease as a contraindication for surgical resection. We present a case of a DSRCT with bi-lobar metastases in an adult patient who underwent multi-modal management along with hepatectomy...
August 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889523/the-epithelioid-bap1-negative-and-p16-positive-phenotype-predicts-prolonged-survival-in-pleural-mesothelioma
#19
Angela Chou, Christopher W Toon, Adele Clarkson, Amy Sheen, Loretta Sioson, Anthony J Gill
AIMS: Mesothelioma is a relatively uncommon but highly malignant neoplasm. Most patients die of disease within one year of diagnosis, but some have prolonged survival. Prospective identification of these longer-term survivors may help guide treatment. We therefore sought to investigate the role of p16 immunohistochemistry (IHC) both alone and in combination with other markers as a potential predictor of prolonged survival in mesothelioma. METHODS AND RESULTS: P16 IHC was performed on unselected pleural mesotheliomas biopsied from 1991 to 2014...
September 10, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889390/dna-methylation-analysis-from-body-fluids
#20
Dimo Dietrich
Circulating cell-free DNA (ccfDNA) can be found in various body fluids, i.e., blood (serum and plasma), urine, pleural effusions, and ascites. While ccfDNA predominantly originates from physiological processes, a fraction might be related to pathological events, e.g., cancer. Aberrant DNA methylation, which is considered a hallmark of cancer, can be assessed accurately in ccfDNA. Consequently, DNA methylation testing in body fluids represents a powerful diagnostic tool in the clinical management of malignant diseases...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
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