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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764844/second-look-laparostomy-for-perforated-gangrenous-gastric-volvulus-to-prevent-total-gastrectomy
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Paul K Okeny, Omar Abbassi, Ali Warsi
A 42-year-old Caucasian woman presented to the emergency department with severe upper abdominal pain and vomiting. Clinically, she was septic, and abdominal examination suggested peritonitis. Following immediate resuscitation, the patient was stabilised and underwent urgent contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen and pelvis. This revealed a mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus with traction on the mesentery and a small volume of free fluid. She underwent laparotomy revealing gangrenous gastric fundus perforation complicated by persistent intraoperative hypotension...
May 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764505/xenograft-tumors-derived-from-malignant-pleural-effusion-of-the-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-as-models-to-explore-drug-resistance
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Yunhua Xu, Feifei Zhang, Xiaoqing Pan, Guan Wang, Lei Zhu, Jie Zhang, Danyi Wen, Shun Lu
BACKGROUND: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) fusions show dramatic responses to specific tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs); however, after 10-12 months, secondary mutations arise that confer resistance. We generated a murine xenograft model using patient-derived NSCLC cells isolated from the pleural fluid of two patients with NSCLC to investigate the mechanisms of resistance against the ALK- and EGFR-targeted TKIs crizotinib and osimertinib, respectively...
May 9, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762456/parvovirus-b19-induced-red-cell-aplasia-in-a-heart-transplant-patient-diagnosed-on-pleural-fluid
#3
Emily X Shao, Christopher S W Wang, George Javorsky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 14, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761677/pleural-fluid-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-level-as-an-additional-indicator-for-the-fluid-s-etiology
#4
Ronen Zalts, Tomer Twizer, Ronit Leiba, Amir Karban
BACKGROUND: The identification of the etiology of a pleural effusion can be difficult. Measurement of serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels is helpful in the diagnosis of congestive heart failure (CHF) as a cause of respiratory failure, but pleural fluid BNP measurement is still not part of the workup for pleural effusion. OBJECTIVES: To identify the correlation between pleural fluid BNP levels and clinical diagnosis. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, data from 107 patients admitted to the department of internal medicine between November 2009 and January 2015 were obtained from medical records...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756323/primary-mediastinal-histiocytic-sarcoma-presenting-as-pleural-effusion
#5
Jie-Yang Jhuang, Wei-Yu Chen, Shih-Sung Chuang
Histiocytic sarcoma (HS) is a rare malignant neoplasm showing morphological and immunophenotypic features of mature tissue histiocytes. As HS may mimic non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) pathologically, before the era of immunohistochemistry, many previously reported cases were misdiagnosed NHL. Up to date, there are only a few reports delineating the cytological features in fine-needle aspiration or bronchoalveolar lavage, but not in the effusion fluid yet. Herein, we report the case of a 61-year-old male with a mediastinal tumor presenting with malignant pleural effusion...
May 13, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755068/-tuberculous-pleurisy-diagnosed-by-thoracoscopic-lung-biopsy
#6
Jun Yamamoto, Miho Nishiura, Takanori Ohata, Ho Namkoong, Shinji Sakaguchi, Fumitake Saito, Hideki Yuki
A 44-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with pleural effusion and unknown fever. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was not detected by culture of pleural effusion and sputum and gastric fluid. Pleural fluid was serous and exudative, and cytological examination showed no malignant cells. Computed tomography revealed a little pleural thickening of the right middle lobe and massive pleural effusion. As acute pleurisy was suspected based on the findings of imaging studies, thoracoscopy was performed under general anesthesia...
March 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750136/dysfunctional-closed-chest-drainage-common-causative-factors-and-recommendations-for-prevention
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Usman Hashmi, Muhammad Nadeem, Abdul Aleem, Fuad Ul Hasan H Khan, Rabeea Gull, Kaleen Ullah, Iftikhar H Khan
Introduction Dysfunctional closed chest drainage unit (CDU) dysfunction is a common but serious clinical problem associated with tube thoracostomy and results in a significant rise in morbidity, prolonged hospital stays, and increased economic burden. This observational study examines the proximate factors of closed CDU dysfunction in addition to their relative frequency. Based on our findings, we suggest logical recommendations for preventing the factors that contribute to closed chest drainage unit dysfunction...
March 9, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742520/ipilimumab-nivolumab-related-opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia-syndrome-variant-in-a-patient-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Bradley Maller, Edwin Peguero, Tawee Tanvetyanon
INTRODUCTION: Ipilimumab and nivolumab are immune-checkpoint inhibitors commonly used for melanoma. The combination is being investigated for its efficacy against several types of cancer, including malignant pleural mesothelioma. Although immune-related adverse events have been reported in patients receiving immune-checkpoint inhibitors, opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome has never been previously described. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 74-year-old male with malignant pleural mesothelioma who presented with opsoclonus and marked truncal ataxia ∼10 weeks following immunotherapy with ipilimumab and nivolumab...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741691/the-volume-threshold-of-300-versus-100-ml-day-for-chest-tube-removal-after-pulmonary-lobectomy-a-meta-analysis
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Tian-Xiang Zhang, Ye Zhang, Zhi-Dong Liu, Shi-Jie Zhou, Shao-Fa Xu
OBJECTIVES: In this meta-analysis, we conducted a pooled analysis of clinical studies comparing the efficacy of a volume threshold of 300 ml/day before removing a chest tube (CT) versus 100 ml/day after a lobectomy. METHODS: According to the recommendations of the Cochrane Collaboration, we established a rigorous study protocol. We performed a systematic electronic search of PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science databases, CNKI, the Wanfang database, CBMdisc and Google Scholar to identify articles to include in our meta-analysis...
May 7, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740320/amifostine-analog-drde-30-attenuates-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-mice
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Aastha Arora, Vikas Bhuria, Puja P Hazari, Uma Pathak, Sweta Mathur, Bal G Roy, Rajat Sandhir, Ravi Soni, Bilikere S Dwarakanath, Anant N Bhatt
Bleomycin (BLM) is an effective curative option in the management of several malignancies including pleural effusions; but pulmonary toxicity, comprising of pneumonitis and fibrosis, poses challenge in its use as a front-line chemotherapeutic. Although Amifostine has been found to protect lungs from the toxic effects of radiation and BLM, its application is limited due to associated toxicity and unfavorable route of administration. Therefore, there is a need for selective, potent, and safe anti-fibrotic drugs...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735820/-fusarium-the-versatile-pathogen
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Ananya Tupaki-Sreepurna, Anupma Jyoti Kindo
Fusarium is an emerging human opportunistic pathogen of growing importance, especially among immunosuppressed haematology patients due to an increased incidence of disseminated infections over the past two decades. This trend is expected only to continue due to the advances in medical and surgical technologies that will prolong the lives of the severely ill, making these patients susceptible to rare opportunistic infections. Production of mycotoxins, enzymes such as proteases, angio-invasive property and an intrinsically resistant nature, makes this genus very difficult to treat...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735508/carbimazole-induced-eosinophilic-pleural-effusion
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Chris Ferguson, Claire Bradley, Joe Kidney
We report the case of a 41-year-old woman who presented with a unilateral exudative effusion with prominent eosinophils on pleural cytology. Carbimazole had been started 4 weeks prior to presentation. No immediate cause was identified on imaging or laboratory testing. The effusion persisted at 2-month follow-up. Further investigation at this time, including autoimmune serology was negative. At 2-month follow-up, the effusion was loculated on ultrasound imaging and had a low fluid pH on diagnostic aspiration, in keeping with an empyema...
May 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732155/misdiagnosis-of-primary-pleural-dlbcl-as-tuberculosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Xinmei Yang, Xiaofang Xu, Binbin Song, Qiang Zhou, Ying Zheng
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). DLBCL presents with pleural involvement at an advanced stage; however, primary pleural lymphomas without any other site of involvement are rare, and the possibility of misdiagnosis is high, particularly in developing countries, where tuberculosis or other severe pulmonary infections remain a major health concern. Furthermore, lymphoma and tuberculosis share a number of common clinical characteristics, such as fever, night sweats, feeling of satiety after a small meal, fatigue and unexplained weight loss, among others...
June 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731641/combination-of-long-noncoding-rna-malat1-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen-for-the-diagnosis-of-malignant-pleural-effusion-caused-by-lung-cancer
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Wan-Wei Wang, Xi-Lei Zhou, Ying-Jian Song, Chang-Hua Yu, Wei-Guo Zhu, Yu-Suo Tong
Purpose: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are present in body fluids, but their potential as tumor biomarkers has never been investigated in malignant pleural effusion (MPE) caused by lung cancer. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical significance of lncRNAs in pleural effusion, which could potentially serve as diagnostic and predictive markers for lung cancer-associated MPE (LC-MPE). Patients and methods: RNAs from pleural effusion were extracted in 217 cases of LC-MPE and 132 cases of benign pleural effusion (BPE)...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719802/xanthomatous-pleuritis
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Ranjit Kumar Singh, Sanjib Pattari
This case presentation relates to a 21 year young male, cachectic in appearance, who presented with progressive shortness of breath, and dull pain on the lower part of the chest ongoing over three months. The patient received antitubercular drugs by local physician for suspected tuberculosis with no significant improvement. He was referred to our Respiratory Department for further evaluation of his chest pain and breathlessness. His X-ray showed moderate pleural effusion on the left side which confirmed by USG chest screening which showed multiple septation with thick parietal pleura and USG abdomen was normal...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719749/a-case-of-transudative-chylothorax-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Kartikeya Rajdev, Akshay Avula, Dikshya Sharma, Wissam Mansour, Shivika Agarwal, Abdul Hasan Siddiqui, Michel Chalhoub
Chylothorax is a type of pleural effusion characterized by the presence of chyle in the pleural space with triglyceride levels >110 mg/dL or evidence of chylomicrons in pleural fluid. Chylous effusion is typically exudative in nature with lymphocytic predominance. Transudative chylothorax is a rare finding which has been associated with only a limited range of clinical settings. We report a case of idiopathic transudative chylothorax for which the etiological cause could not be identified despite extensive workup and it resolved spontaneously after thoracentesis...
February 28, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716451/pancreaticopleural-fistula-a-rare-cause-of-pleural-empyema
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Wies Vanderbruggen, Vicky Dhooghe, Bart Bracke, Vera Hartman, Geert Roeyen, Dirk Ysebaert, Paul Van Schil, Thiery Chapelle
AIM: Pancreaticopleural fistula (PPF) is a rare complication of acute or chronic pancreatitis. When the pancreatic duct disrupts, pancreatic fluid may leak into the retroperitoneum and fistulate into the pleural cavity. Patients usually present with thoracic complaints, making it hard to suspect an abdominal etiology. Although PPF is uncommon, one must consider this diagnosis in patients with thoracic complaints and a history of alcohol abuse or pancreatitis. METHODS: We present an illustrative case and review of the literature on PPF...
May 2, 2018: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714452/increased-micronucleus-count-predicts-malignant-behavior-in-pleural-effusion-fluid
#18
Tuba Dilay Kökenek Ünal, İpek Çoban
Background/aim: Micronucleus (MN) frequency is used as a biomarker of chromosomal damage, genome instability, and cancer risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic usefulness of MN frequency to differentiate between malignant and benign pleural effusion samples. Materials and methods: Retrospectively, 78 pleural fluid cytology samples (including 20 cases of benign reactive mesothelial cells, 22 cases of suspicious cytology, and 36 cases of malignant cytology) were examined. The number of micronucleated cells in 1000 well- preserved cells was counted...
April 30, 2018: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713652/natural-killer-cells-from-malignant-pleural-effusion-are-endowed-with-a-decidual-like-proangiogenic-polarization
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Annalisa Bosi, Silvia Zanellato, Barbara Bassani, Adriana Albini, Alessandra Musco, Maria Cattoni, Matteo Desio, Elisa Nardecchia, Davide Giuseppe D'Urso, Andrea Imperatori, Lorenzo Dominioni, Douglas M Noonan, Lorenzo Mortara, Antonino Bruno
Natural killer (NK) cells are crucial in tumor recognition and eradication, but their activity is impaired in cancer patients, becoming poorly cytotoxic. A particular type of NK cells, from the decidua, has low cytotoxicity and shows proangiogenic functions. We investigated whether NK cells from peripheral blood (PB) and pleural effusions of patients develop decidual-like NK phenotype and whether exposure to IL-2 can restore their killing ability in the presence of pleural fluids. NK cells from pleural effusion of patients with inflammatory conditions (iPE, n  = 18), primary tumor (ptPE, n  = 18), and metastatic tumor (tmPE, n  = 27) acquired the CD56bright CD16- phenotype...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707319/perioperative-management-and-outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-case-study-of-a-high-volume-tertiary-center-in-taiwan
#20
Tzu Chang, Po-Ni Hsiao, Man-Yin Tsai, Pei-Ming Huang, Ya-Jung Cheng
Background: Mortality and complication rates for surgical esophagectomy remain high despite progress in surgical techniques and perioperative care. Minimally invasive surgery and intraoperative goal-directed fluid management are gaining popularity in Taiwan; however, perioperative complications and short-term outcomes have been rarely reported. In this retrospective study, we analyzed the surgical procedures performed as well as the perioperative outcomes and treatments after esophagectomy in a high-volume medical center in Taiwan...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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