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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166764/merkel-cell-carcinoma-metastatic-to-pleural-fluid-a-case-report
#1
Ye-Young Rhee, Soo Hee Kim, Eun Kyung Kim, Se Hoon Kim
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare aggressive neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin that shows locoregional and distant metastasis. Metastasis of MCC to body cavity effusion is extremely rare; only three cases had been reported so far. Metastatic MCC in effusion cytology shows small blue round cells with fine stippled chromatin like other small blue round cell tumors such as small cell lung carcinoma or lymphoma. The diagnosis of metastatic MCC could give patients good chances to get recently advanced therapeutic options...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163783/abundant-expression-of-tim-3-lag-3-pd-1-and-pd-l1-as-immunotherapy-checkpoint-targets-in-effusions-of-mesothelioma-patients
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Elly Marcq, Jorrit De Waele, Jonas Van Audenaerde, Eva Lion, Eva Santermans, Niel Hens, Patrick Pauwels, Jan P van Meerbeeck, Evelien L J Smits
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer with an increasing incidence, poor prognosis and limited effective treatment options. Hence, new treatment strategies are warranted which include immune checkpoint blockade approaches with encouraging preliminary data. Research on the immunological aspects of the easily accessible mesothelioma microenvironment could identify prognostic and/or predictive biomarkers and provide useful insights for developing effective immunotherapy. In this context, we investigated the immune cell composition of effusions (pleural and ascites fluids) from 11 different chemotherapy-treated MPM patients...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163656/the-usefulness-of-thoracic-ultrasonography-in-diagnosis-and-staging-of-bronchogenic-carcinoma
#3
Manal R Hafez, Eman Sm Sobh, Sawsan B Elsawy, Omaima I Abo-Elkheir
Aim: To evaluate (1) the usefulness of thoracic ultrasound in diagnosis and staging of bronchogenic carcinoma by comparing lesion detectability between thoracic- ultrasound and computed tomography and (2) the outcome of thoracic-ultrasound-guided biopsy in diagnosing bronchogenic carcinoma. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study on 53 patients of confirmed bronchogenic carcinoma. All patients had been investigated by thoracic-ultrasound and chest-computed tomography; data regarding the presence of mass (its size, necrosis), lymph nodes invasion, peritumoural atelectasis, consolidations, pleural effusion, chest wall invasion, and paralysis of the diaphragm were recorded...
November 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161093/b-cells-producing-type-i-interferon-modulate-macrophage-polarization-in-tuberculosis
#4
Alan Bénard, Imme Sakwa, Pablo Schierloh, André Colom, Ingrid Mercier, Ludovic Tailleux, Luc Jouneau, Pierre Boudinot, Talal Al-Saati, Roland Lang, Jan Rehwinkel, Andre G Loxton, Stefan He Kaufmann, Véronique Anton-Leberre, Anne O'Garra, Maria Del Carmen Sasiain, Brigitte Gicquel, Simon Fillatreau, Olivier Neyrolles, Denis Hudrisier
RATIONALE: In addition to their well-known function as antibody-producing cells, B lymphocytes can markedly influence the course of infectious or non-infectious diseases via antibody-independent mechanisms. In tuberculosis, B cells accumulate in lungs, yet their functional contribution to the host response remains poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: To document the role of B cells in tuberculosis in an unbiased manner. METHODS: We generated the transcriptome of B cells isolated from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb)-infected mice, and validated the identified key pathways using in vitro and in vivo assays...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157885/development-and-validation-of-a-scoring-system-for-the-identification-of-pleural-exudates-of-cardiac-origin
#5
José M Porcel, Lucia Ferreiro, Carme Civit, Luis Valdés, Aureli Esquerda, Richard W Light, Silvia Bielsa
BACKGROUND: Light's criteria misclassify about 30% of cardiac effusions as exudates, possibly leading to unnecessary testing. Our purpose was to derive and validate a scoring model to effectively identify these falsely categorized cardiac effusions, in the setting of natriuretic peptide lacking data. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 3182 patients with exudative pleural effusions based on Light's criteria, of whom 276 had heart failure (derivation set)...
November 17, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157454/developing-a-new-intelligent-system-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-pleural-effusion
#6
Chengye Li, Lingxian Hou, Bishundat Yanesh Sharma, Huaizhong Li, ChengShui Chen, Yuping Li, Xuehua Zhao, Hui Huang, Zhennao Cai, Huiling Chen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In countries with high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB), clinicians often diagnose tuberculous pleural effusion (TPE) by using diagnostic tests, which have not only poor sensitivity, but poor availability as well. The aim of our study is to develop a new artificial intelligence based diagnostic model that is accurate, fast, non-invasive and cost effective to diagnose TPE. It is expected that a tool derived based on the model be installed on simple computer devices (such as smart phones and tablets) and be used by clinicians widely...
January 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150040/management-of-malignant-lung-entrapment-the-oncothorax
#7
REVIEW
Roman Petrov, Charles Bakhos, Abbas E Abbas
Pleural metastasis is a common occurrence in up to 30% of patients with metastatic cancer. When lung entrapment and loculation of fluid occur, treatment is more difficult and we have named this condition "oncothorax." The malignant adhesions that entrap the lung in an oncothorax are not typically amenable to surgical decortication. The standard approach for managing these patients is to place an indwelling catheter. Other options may include pleurectomy and decortication, intrapleural hyperthermic chemoperfusion, and intrapleural photodynamic therapy...
February 2018: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147902/expression-of-dj-1-in-cancer-cells-its-correlation-with-clinical-significance
#8
Takahiko Kawate, Benio Tsuchiya, Keiichi Iwaya
Upregulation of DJ-1 mRNA is commonly observed in various human cancers such as ductal carcinoma of the breast, non-small cell carcinoma of the lung, pancreatic duct adenocarcinoma, urinary transitional cell carcinoma, and gynecologic carcinoma. At the protein level, intensity and intracellular localization of DJ-1 expression is varied, and the DJ-1 protein regulates cancer progression, clinical aggressiveness, differentiation, cancer cell morphology, and drug sensitivity. Thus, DJ-1 plays a critical role in cancer...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146418/diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-extended-focused-abdominal-sonography-for-trauma-e-fast-performed-by-emergency-physicians-compared-to-computed-tomography
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Haldun Akoglu, Omer Faruk Celik, Ali Celik, Rabia Ergelen, Ozge Onur, Arzu Denizbasi
INTRODUCTION: The diagnostic accuracy of the FAST exam performed by EM residents were shown to be similar to radiology residents. However, in the last 2 decades, an extended-FAST (E-FAST) protocol including thoracic examination to exclude pneumo- and hemothorax was introduced. The accuracy of emergency physicians (EPs) while performing E-FAST is a less studied area, especially in Europe. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of the E-FAST exam performed by EM residents with the results of CT scan as a gold standard...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137345/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-adjunctive-corticosteroids-in-the-treatment-of-tuberculous-pleurisy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Shuanshuan Xie, Lin Lu, Ming Li, Mengting Xiong, Shunping Zhou, Guoliang Zhang, Aimei Peng, Changhui Wang
Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of adjunctive corticosteroids in the treatment of patients with tuberculous pleurisy. Methods: The PubMed, Cochrane, Medline, Embase, Web of Science and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure were searched. Clinical trials of corticosteroids compared with control were eligible for inclusion. Results: Ten studies (6 randomized controlled trials [RCTs] and 4 non-RCTs) with 957 participants met the inclusion criteria...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136689/-detection-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-gene-mutations-in-different-types-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-droplet-digital-pcr-and-amplification-refractory-mutation-system
#11
R Li, S B Ye, Y He, X Wang, N Wu, Q Y Xia, Q Shen, S S Shi
Objective: To compare amplification refractory mutation system(ARMS) and droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) in the detection of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutations in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and to investigate the clinical value of ddPCR. Methods: A total of 79 specimens of NSCLC, including 22 cases of cell block, 18 cases of surgical specimens, 12 cases of biopsy specimens and 27 cases of plasma samples, were analyzed for the mutation status of EGFR gene by ARMS and droplet digital PCR method...
November 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131120/a-prospective-study-to-evaluate-a-diagnostic-algorithm-for-the-use-of-fluid-lymphocyte-subset-analysis-in-undiagnosed-unilateral-pleural-effusions
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Giles Dixon, Rahul Bhatnagar, Natalie Zahan-Evans, Amelia O Clive, Paul F Virgo, Mary T Brett, Sophie H Otton, Andrew R L Medford, Nick A Maskell
BACKGROUND: Haematological malignancy is an important cause of pleural effusion. Pleural effusions secondary to haematological malignancy are usually lymphocyte predominant. However, several other conditions such as carcinoma, tuberculosis, and chronic heart failure also cause lymphocytic effusions. Lymphocyte subset (LS) analysis may be a useful test to identify haematological malignancy in patients with lymphocytic effusions. However, research into their utility in pleural effusion diagnostic algorithms has not yet been published...
November 10, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126689/the-feasibility-and-impact-of-routine-combined-limited-transthoracic-echocardiography-and-lung-ultrasound-on-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-admitted-to-icu-a-prospective-observational-study
#13
Kavi Haji, Darsim Haji, David J Canty, Alistair G Royse, Dhaksha Tharmaraj, Meor Azraee, Lynda Hopkins, Collin F Royse
OBJECTIVES: Limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and lung ultrasound increasingly is performed in the intensive care unit (ICU), though used in a goal-directed rather than routine manner. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Tertiary ICU. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-three critically ill participants within 24 hours of admission to ICU. METHODS: A treating intensivist documented a clinical diagnosis and management plan before and after combined limited TTE and lung ultrasound...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125632/median-sternotomy-versus-intercostal-thoracotomy-for-lung-lobectomy-a-comparison-of-short-term-outcome-in-134-dogs
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Seth Bleakley, Kevin Phipps, Brian Petrovsky, Eric Monnet
OBJECTIVE: To compare short-term outcomes between dogs undergoing lung lobectomy via median sternotomy (MS) or intercostal thoracotomy (ICT). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case control study. METHODS: Medical records of dogs that underwent lung lobectomy via MS or ICT at a single institution were reviewed for demographics, intraoperative findings, and postoperative management and outcomes. Dogs with pleural effusion, pneumonia, migrating foreign body, lung abscess, spontaneous pneumothorax, or lung lobe torsion were excluded...
November 10, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119067/experience-with-ambulatory-management-of-pleural-pathologies-utilizing-small-bore-indwelling-pleural-catheters
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Imad-Ud-Din Saqib, Mobeen Iqbal, Atif Rana, Saira Hassan
Introduction Pleural effusion is the excess fluid that accumulates in the pleural space. Pneumothorax is the collection of free air in the pleural cavity, while empyema is the collection of pus in the pleural cavity. Such pleural pathologies pose a great challenge to patients and health care professionals alike. While multiple management options exist, the major portion of it is carried out in the inpatient setting. We sought to evaluate the ambulatory use of indwelling pleural catheters for pleural pathologies, including malignant pleural effusion, empyema, and primary spontaneous pneumothorax...
September 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118715/differential-regulation-of-thyroid-hormone-metabolism-target-genes-during-non-thyoidal-illness-syndrome-triggered-by-fasting-or-sepsis-in-adult-mice
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Klaus N Fontes, Adriana Cabanelas, Flavia F Bloise, Cherley Borba Vieira de Andrade, Luana L Souza, Marianna Wilieman, Isis H Trevenzoli, Lais C Agra, Johnatas D Silva, Christianne Bandeira-Melo, Pedro L Silva, Patricia R M Rocco, Tania M Ortiga-Carvalho
Fasting and sepsis induce profound changes in thyroid hormone (TH) central and peripheral metabolism. These changes affect TH action and are called the non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS). To date, it is still debated whether NTIS represents an adaptive response or a real hypothyroid state at the tissue level. Moreover, even though it has been considered the same syndrome, we hypothesized that fasting and sepsis induce a distinct set of changes in thyroid hormone metabolism. Herein, we aimed to evaluate the central and peripheral expression of genes involved in the transport (MCT8/Slc16a2 and MCT10/Slc16a10), metabolism (Dio1, Dio2, and Dio3) and action (Thra and Thrb) of TH during NTIS induced by fasting or sepsis...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109168/risk-factors-and-outcomes-for-ineffective-empiric-treatment-in-gram-negative-sepsis-stratification-by-onset-of-infection
#17
Scott T Micek, Nicholas Hampton, Marin Kollef
Sepsis and septic shock remain serious infections with reported mortality rates in excess of forty percent. Timely antibiotic therapy in sepsis and septic shock is recognized as an important determinant of outcome. However, the administration of ineffective empiric treatment (IET) (an initial antibiotic regimen that is not active against the identified pathogen(s) based on in vitro susceptibility testing) is associated with excess mortality compared to effective empiric treatment (EET). We examined all hospitalized patients between January 2010 and October 2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital with the presence of a sterile site (blood, or pleural, abdominal, cerebrospinal, synovial, and pericardial fluid) culture positive for Gram-negative (GN) bacteria combined with primary or secondary ICD-9-CM codes for severe sepsis (995...
November 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103370/boerhaave-s-syndrome-complicated-by-a-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-pleural-empyema-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Arno Teblick, Hilde Jansens, Karolien Dams, Francis J Somville, Philippe G Jorens
Objective and Importance Boerhaave's syndrome is a sudden and rare form of oesophageal rupture and is often complicated by local or systemic infection of the mediastinum or pleural cavity. Several micro-organisms are documented as cause of pleural empyema in patients with Boerhaave's syndrome. Intervention (& Technique) We report on a previously healthy 74-year-old male who was admitted at a regional hospital with severe retrosternal and abdominal pain after an episode of vigorous vomiting the morning after ingestion of large quantity of beer...
November 5, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099103/detecci%C3%A3-n-molecular-de-especies-de-candida-en-espec%C3%A3-menes-de-pacientes-hospitalizados
#19
José Luis Camacho-Cardoso, María Ángeles Martínez-Rivera, Patricia Manzano-Gayosso, Luis Javier Méndez-Tovar, Rubén López-Martínez, Francisca Hernández-Hernández
Objective: To identify the most frequent Candida species in specimens from patients hospitalized in different medical centers of Mexico City, with suspected fungal infection. Methods: Specimens were grown on Sabouraud dextrose agar at 28°C for 72 h. In addition, DNA was extracted. Isolates were grown on CHROMagar Candida™, at 37°C for 48 h. The molecular identification was performed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using primers specific for four species. Results: Eighty one specimens were processed and included: bronchial lavage, pleural, cerebrospinal, peritoneal, ascites and bile fluids; blood, sputum, bone marrow, oro-tracheal cannula and ganglion...
2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099002/adenocarcinoma-of-the-lung-with-positive-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-in-pregnancy
#20
Gina Amanda, Agus Dwi Susanto, Dicky Soehardiman, Dianiati Kusumo Sutoyo, Yuyun Lisnawati, Boy Busmar, Andika Chandra Putra, Erlang Samoedro, Elisna Syahruddin
Lung cancer during pregnancy is a rare condition. We report a case of 28-year-old nonsmoker female, who was admitted to our hospital with massive left pleural effusion in the 21st week of gestation. Chest radiograph showed total left hemithorax opacity with contralateral mediastinal deviation. Pleural biopsy and cytological examination of pleural fluid revealed adenocarcinoma invasion with positive epidermal growth factor receptor mutation status. Cesarean section was performed at 32 weeks of pregnancy, and targeted therapy was given to this patient after delivery...
November 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
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