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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900975/renal-fluid-overload-diagnosed-by-retinal-optical-coherence-tomography-scanning
#1
Sunny M Kar, Thanh-Giao Nguyen, Sneha Rathod, Saad Shaikh, Pran M Kar
Fluid overload is one of the major findings in patients with end-stage renal disease. Common findings in fluid overload include shortness of breath, pedal edema, ascites, and pericardial effusion. Rarely, vision loss can be associated with decompensated systemic fluid status. In the following case, we report an unusual case of vision loss due to retinal edema as a result of fluid overload diagnosed and followed to resolution by optical coherence tomography testing.
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900084/sister-mary-joseph-nodule-caused-by-metastatic-desmoplastic-small-round-cell-tumor-a-clinicopathological-report
#2
Noppadol Larbcharoensub, Atcharaporn Pongtippan, Duangjai Pangpunyakulchai, Sith Phongkitkarun, Panuwat Lertsithichai, Thitiya S Dejthevaporn
Sister Mary Joseph nodule is an uncommon metastatic intra-abdominal malignancy involving the umbilicus. The present study describes a rare case of desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT), histological grade 3, high grade, Gilly classification 4, stage IV, in an 18-year-old Thai man presenting with the Sister Mary Joseph nodule, ascites and pleural effusion. The histopathological examination of the umbilical mass revealed the presence of malignant small round cells associated with prominent stromal desmoplasia...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895818/case-of-pseudo-meigs-syndrome-caused-by-gastric-cancer-related-metastatic-ovarian-tumor-with-prolonged-survival
#3
Masaru Okamoto, Kazunori Maeda, Atsushi Yanagitani, Kiwamu Tanaka
A 48-year-old woman presented with bilateral enlarged ovaries, ascites, bilateral pleural effusion, and advanced gastric cancer. Pleural fluid cytology did not reveal malignant cells. Oophorectomy, performed as a palliative procedure, was followed by rapid resolution of the pleural effusion and ascites. The patient was diagnosed with pseudo-Meigs' syndrome, and underwent chemotherapy followed by partial gastrectomy. At the last follow-up, 84 mo following oophorectomy, she was alive, and free of disease recurrence, despite not receiving any further treatment...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894167/salinomycin-reduces-stemness-and-induces-apoptosis-on-human-ovarian-cancer-stem-cell
#4
Hyun Gyo Lee, So Jin Shin, Hye Won Chung, Sang Hoon Kwon, Soon Do Cha, Jin Eui Lee, Chi Heum Cho
OBJECTIVE: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) represent a subpopulation of undifferentiated tumorigenic cells thought to be responsible for tumor initiation, maintenance, drug resistance, and metastasis. The role of CSCs in drug resistance and relapse of cancers could significantly affect outcomes of ovarian cancer patient. Therefore, therapies that target CSCs could be a promising approach for ovarian cancer treatment. The antibiotic salinomycin has recently been shown to deplete CSCs. In this study, we evaluated the effect of salinomycin on ovarian cancer stem cells (OCSCs), both alone and in combination with paclitaxel (PTX)...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890350/the-histophysiology-and-pathophysiology-of-the-peritoneum
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REVIEW
J O A M van Baal, K K Van de Vijver, R Nieuwland, C J F van Noorden, W J van Driel, A Sturk, G G Kenter, L G Rikkert, C A R Lok
The peritoneum is an extensive serous organ with both epithelial and mesenchymal features and a variety of functions. Diseases such as inflammatory peritonitis and peritoneal carcinomatosis can induce disturbance of the complex physiological functions. To understand the peritoneal response in disease, normal embryonic development, anatomy in healthy conditions and physiology of the peritoneum have to be understood. This review aims to summarize and discuss the literature on these basic peritoneal characteristics...
November 13, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884589/cohabitation-with-an-ehrlich-tumor-bearing-cagemate-induces-immune-but-not-behavioral-changes-in-male-mice
#6
Thalita R M Machado, Glaucie J Alves, Wanderley M Quinteiro-Filho, João Palermo-Neto
Cohabitation with Ehrlich ascitic tumor-injected conspecifics induces behavioral, neurochemical, endocrine and immune changes indicative of stress and immune impairment in female mice. The present work analyzed the effects of similar cohabitation in Swiss and Balb/C male mice. At least 12 pairs of male mice were divided into a control group and an experimental group. On experimental day 1 (ED1), one animal within each experimental pair was inoculated with 5×10(6) Ehrlich tumor cells intraperitoneally (i.p...
November 22, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884537/-nephrotic-syndrome-complicated-by-chylous-ascites-in-a-girl-of-2%C3%A2-years-and-8%C3%A2-months-old
#7
J R Mabiala Babela, L C Ollandzobo Ikobo, R Loumingou, E R Nika, A Mouko
We report on a case of nephrotic syndrome with focal and segmental hyalinosis complicated by chylous ascites in a girl of 2 years and 8 months old. This pure nephrotic syndrome in its early stage was initially treated with intensive steroid treatment at 2mg/kg/day orally for 2 months, followed by a bolus of methylprednisolone. The persistence of proteinuria meant corticosteroid resistance. Renal biopsy then revealed focal and segmental hyalinosis. A recurrence of the edema-ascites syndrome was associated with macroscopic hematuria...
November 21, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876070/ovarian-thecoma-fibroma-groups-clinical-and-sonographic-features-with-pathological-comparison
#8
Hui Chen, Yan Liu, Li-Fei Shen, Mei-Jiao Jiang, Zhi-Fang Yang, Guo-Ping Fang
BACKGROUND: Ovarian thecoma-fibroma groups (OTFG) are uncommon sex cord-stromal neoplasms. The objective of the study was to demonstrate clinical and sonographic features of OTFG and compare with surgical histopathology. METHODS: A total of 61 patients with surgically proven OTFG were enrolled in this retrospective study to demonstrate its clinical and sonographic features and to compare with pathological findings. Gray scale and color Doppler sonography were performed presurgically with either transabdominal or transvaginal approach to image pelvic structures and lesions...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874969/idiopathic-myelofibrosis-accompanied-by-peritoneal-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-presenting-as-refractory-ascites-in-a-dog
#9
Yolandi Rautenbach, Amelia Goddard, Sarah J Clift
A 2.5-year-old spayed female American Pit Bull Terrier dog presented with a primary complaint of chronic refractory ascites. The dog's CBC displayed a moderate to severe macrocytic, hypochromic, nonregenerative anemia, and a moderate leukopenia as result of a moderate neutropenia and monocytopenia. Microscopic examination of the blood smear showed marked anisocytosis, mild polychromasia, mild acanthocytosis and ovalocytosis, moderate schistocytosis and poikilocytosis, and 4 metarubricytes/100 WBC. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a homogenous, mild to moderately hyperechoic appearing liver as well as marked amounts of speckled anechoic to slightly hypoechoic peritoneal fluid...
November 22, 2016: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866774/complement-independent-dengue-virus-type-1-infection-enhancing-antibody-reduces-complement-dependent-and-independent-neutralizing-antibody-activity
#10
Atsushi Yamanaka, Eiji Konishi
Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever are globally important mosquito-transmitted viral diseases. However, the only licensed vaccine is not highly protective. Viremia is related to disease severity in infected humans, and it is thought to be reduced by neutralizing antibodies but increased by infection-enhancing antibodies. We established an assay system to measure the balance between neutralizing and enhancing antibodies and found that most dengue-immune individuals in endemic areas carry complement-independent enhancing antibodies (CiEAb)...
December 12, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862300/hemostatic-findings-in-ascitic-fluid-a-cross-sectional-study-in-70-dogs
#11
A Zoia, M Drigo, C J Piek, P Simioni, M Caldin
BACKGROUND: Ascitic fluids of horses and humans have fibrinolytic activity, independent of the underlying mechanism of fluid formation. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether coagulation and fibrinogenolytic/fibrinolytic activity (ie, low fibrinogen and increased fibrin-fibrinogen degradation products [FDPs], D-dimer, or both) occur in all types of ascitic fluid in dogs. ANIMALS: A total of 70 client-owned dogs with ascites. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, dogs were categorized based on the pathophysiology of fluid formation into 4 groups: transudates due to decreased osmotic pressure, transudates due to increased hydrostatic pressure, exudates, and hemorrhagic ascites...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846453/a-case-report-of-chylous-ascites-after-gastric-bypass-for-morbid-obesity
#12
Esmeralda Capristo, Valerio Spuntarelli, Giorgio Treglia, Vincenzo Arena, Alessandro Giordano, Geltrude Mingrone
INTRODUCTION: We described the case of a highly aggressive antral gastric carcinoma with a scarce symptomatology, in a patient undergone Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) for obesity. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 61 year-old white man in apparent good health, who underwent laparoscopic RYGB for obesity 18 months earlier, with a loss of 30kg, reported a sudden abdominal distension and breath shortness with a weight gain of 5kg in few days. Endoscopy of both upper gastro-intestinal tract and the colon were performed along with CT-scan and positron-emission tomography (PET) CT- scan...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845784/antibody-purification-via-affinity-membrane-chromatography-method-utilizing-nucleotide-binding-site-targeting-with-a-small-molecule
#13
Nur Mustafaoglu, Tanyel Kiziltepe, Basar Bilgicer
Here, we present an affinity membrane chromatography technique for purification of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies from cell culture media of hybridomas and ascites fluids. The m-NBST method utilizes the nucleotide-binding site (NBS) that is located on the Fab variable domain of immunoglobulins to enable capturing of antibody molecules on a membrane affinity column via a small molecule, tryptamine, which has a moderate binding affinity to the NBS. Regenerated cellulose membrane was selected as a matrix due to multiple advantages over traditionally used resin-based affinity systems...
November 28, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843730/abdominal-pain-and-ascites-not-always-related-to-portal-hypertension
#14
Fredy Nehme, Gilbert Kisang, Michael Green, Nathan Tofteland
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract with an estimated prevalence of one in 100,000. The typical presentation consists of vague gastrointestinal symptoms with the mucosal involvement of the digestive system. Rarely, it presents as eosinophilic ascites. We report the case of a 22-year-old female who presented with acute onset abdominal pain and ascites. The laboratory studies were remarkable for eosinophilia and the ascitic fluid demonstrated high eosinophilic counts...
October 3, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830342/refractory-ascites-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-further-biological-support-of-intraperitoneal-steroid-treatment-as-a-suitable-therapeutical-option
#15
Yemil Atisha-Fregoso, Diego F Hernández-Ramírez, Elizabeth Olivares-Martínez, Carlos A Núñez-Alvarez, Luis Llorente, Gabriela Hernández-Molina
The objective of this report was to evaluate the ascitic fluid of a patient with refractory lupus ascites (proband) at different time points-pre- and post-intraperitoneal treatment with dexamethasone-using a multiparametric approach which included the presence of autoantibodies and pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, and a proteomic analysis. As controls, we studied two additional patients also with lupus ascites (only at basal evaluation) and two patients with ascites due to alcoholic liver cirrhosis...
November 9, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819640/mature-teratoma-associated-with-bilateral-ovarian-carcinosarcoma-accidental-association-or-etiopathogenetic-determinism-case-report
#16
Rodica Birla, Elena-Roxana Catanescu, Andrei Caragui, Silviu Constantinoiu
Carcinosarcoma is a rare form of ovarian cancer with mixed origin, and its association with mature teratoma is extremely rare. We present the case of patient T. M. aged 67, admitted into our clinic on the 15/05/2016, F.O. 4877 for the increase of the abdominal volume. On admission, the patient was afebrile, conscious, cooperative, cardio-respiratory balanced, having the abdomen distended in volume, sharp dullness in the flanks, positive wave sign bioumoral within normal limits except: uric acid = 6.64 mg / dL, serum glucose = 113...
2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812307/laboratory-testing-of-extravascular-body-fluids-in-croatia-a-survey-of-the-working-group-for-extravascular-body-fluids-of-the-croatian-society-of-medical-biochemistry-and-laboratory-medicine
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Lara Milevoj Kopcinovic, Zeljka Vogrinc, Irena Kocijan, Jelena Culej, Merica Aralica, Anja Jokic, Dragana Antoncic, Marija Bozovic
INTRODUCTION: We hypothesized that extravascular body fluid (EBF) analysis in Croatia is not harmonized and aimed to investigate preanalytical, analytical and postanalytical procedures used in EBF analysis in order to identify key aspects that should be addressed in future harmonization attempts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An anonymous online survey created to explore laboratory testing of EBF was sent to secondary, tertiary and private health care Medical Biochemistry Laboratories (MBLs) in Croatia...
October 15, 2016: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802853/large-volume-paracentesis-with-indwelling-peritoneal-catheter-and-albumin-infusion-a-community-hospital-study
#18
Daniel K Martin, Saqib Walayat, Ren Jinma, Zohair Ahmed, Karthik Ragunathan, Sonu Dhillon
BACKGROUND: The management of ascites can be problematic. This is especially true in patients with diuretic refractory ascites who develop a tense abdomen. This often results in hypotension and decreased venous return with resulting renal failure. In this paper, we further examine the risks and benefits of utilizing an indwelling peritoneal catheter to remove large-volume ascites over a 72-h period while maintaining intravascular volume and preventing renal failure. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed charts and identified 36 consecutive patients undergoing continuous large-volume paracentesis with an indwelling peritoneal catheter...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800290/antibiogram-of-medical-intensive-care-unit-at-tertiary-care-hospital-setting-of-pakistan
#19
Aayesha Qadeer, Aftab Akhtar, Qurat Ul Ain, Shoab Saadat, Salman Mansoor, Salman Assad, Wasib Ishtiaq, Abid Ilyas, Ali Y Khan, Yousaf Ajam
OBJECTIVE:  To determine the frequency of micro-organisms causing sepsis as well as to determine the antibiotic susceptibility and resistance of microorganisms isolated in a medical intensive care unit. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  This is a cross-sectional analysis of 802 patients from a medical intensive care unit (ICU) of Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan over a one-year period from August 2015 to August 2016. Specimens collected were from blood, urine, endotracheal secretions, catheter tips, tissue, pus swabs, cerebrospinal fluid, ascites, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), and pleural fluid...
September 29, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797274/comparison-of-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-and-culture-negative-neutrocytic-ascites
#20
Sun Hee Na, Eun Jung Kim, Eun Young Nam, Kyoung-Ho Song, Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Wan Beom Park, Ji Hwan Bang, Eu Suk Kim, Sang Won Park, Hong Bin Kim, Myoung-Don Oh, Nam Joong Kim
OBJECTIVE: Ascitic fluid infections (AFI) in cirrhotic patients can be classified into two groups: spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and culture-negative neutrocytic ascites (CNNA). The aim of this study was to compare the clinical characteristics and outcomes of the two groups of patients with AFI. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of cirrhotic patients with AFI. We evaluated demographic data, clinical presentations of AFI, laboratory findings, liver function, and mortality rates...
October 31, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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