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Ulku Aka Akturk, Dilek Ernam, Makbule Ozlem Akbay, Nagihan Durmus Koçak, Erhan Ogur, Ilim Irmak
OBJECTIVES: Pleural effusion is a common diagnostic and clinical problem. The differential diagnosis of pleural effusion may be difficult and may require several procedures, including invasive ones. Certain studies have investigated biochemical parameters to facilitate the diagnosis of exudative pleural effusion; however, it remains a challenging problem in clinical practice. We aimed to investigate the potential role of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio, which can be easily obtained by determining the cell count of the pleural fluid, in the differential diagnosis of exudative pleural effusion...
October 1, 2016: Clinics
B J Laan, S M van den Heiligenberg, M Hemelaar
BACKGROUND: Classical Meigs' syndrome consists of the triad of an ovarian fibroma, ascites and pleural effusion. A characteristic of the syndrome is that the excess fluid is resorbed after surgical resection of the tumour. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 49-year-old woman was admitted to accident and emergency department in a neglected, cachectic and hypothermic condition. A CT scan revealed an ovarian tumour, ascites and a right-sided pleural effusion. The level of the tumour marker CA-125 was also greatly elevated...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Biswajit Biswas, Sudershan Kumar Sharma, Rameshwar Singh Negi, Neelam Gupta, Virender Mohan Singh Jaswal, Narsimhalu Niranjan
OBJECTIVE: The present study is designed to evaluate the role of pleural fluid analysis in diagnosing pleural diseases and to study the advantages and disadvantages of thoracocentasis and pleural biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively included 66 consecutive indoor patients over a duration of 1 year. Pleural fluid was collected and cytological smears were made from the fluid. Plural biopsy was done in the same patient by Cope needle. Adequate pleural biopsy tissue yielding specific diagnosis was obtained in 47 (71...
July 2016: Journal of Cytology
Debasis Gochhait, Pranab Dey, Neelam Verma
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma or plasmacytoma resulting in malignant effusion is rarely described in literature. AIMS: In this paper, we have studied the seven rare cases of plasma cell infiltration in effusion fluid. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied six cases of pleural fluid and one case of ascetic fluid. Detailed cytological features, clinical history, bone marrow examinations, serum electrophoresis, and immunofixation data were analyzed...
July 2016: Journal of Cytology
Ana I Robles, Karina Standahl Olsen, Dana W T Tsui, Vassilis Georgoulias, Jenette Creaney, Katalin Dobra, Mogens Vyberg, Nagahiro Minato, Robert A Anders, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Jianwei Zhou, Pål Sætrom, Boye Schnack Nielsen, Michaela B Kirschner, Hans E Krokan, Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, Ioannis Tsamardinos, Oluf D Røe
The goal of biomarker research is to identify clinically valid markers. Despite decades of research there has been disappointingly few molecules or techniques that are in use today. The "1st International NTNU Symposium on Current and Future Clinical Biomarkers of Cancer: Innovation and Implementation", was held June 16th and 17th 2016, at the Knowledge Center of the St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway, under the auspices of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the HUNT biobank and research center...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Atman A Dave, Susan E Gutschow, Christopher M Walker
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare multisystemic non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis that may be clonal and inflammatory in origin. The hallmark of the disease is infiltration of various organ systems by CD68+/CD1a- histiocytes containing foamy lipid-laden inclusions. The manifestations and course of the disease are variable and depend on the organ systems that are affected. Patients may be asymptomatic or may develop life-threatening complications, including myocardial infarction. The most common clinical manifestation is lower extremity bone pain...
September 13, 2016: Curēus
Markus A Thaler, Andreas Bietenbeck, Christoph Schulz, Peter B Luppa
OBJECTIVES: Lipoprotein electrophoresis is the gold standard for the detection of chylous ascites and pleural effusions. It is, however, not suitable as a front-line test and not widely available. Most clinicians must rely solely on the quantitative determination of lipids. The aim of this work was to establish lipid cut-off values for the presence of chylomicrons in pleural and peritoneal fluid. DESIGN AND METHODS: Triglyceride and cholesterol levels from 113 peritoneal and 154 pleural fluid samples investigated for chylomicrons via lipoprotein electrophoresis were considered...
October 14, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
Jin Lin, Yan Wang, Ye-Qing Zou, Xin Chen, Bo Huang, Jing Liu, Yan-Mei Xu, Jing Li, Jing Zhang, Wei-Ming Yang, Qing-Hua Min, Fan Sun, Shu-Qi Li, Qiu-Fang Gao, Xiao-Zhong Wang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been found to play important regulatory roles in various physiological and pathological processes. MiRNAs also exhibit high stability and are present at high concentrations in human bodily fluids. Consequently, miRNAs may represent attractive and novel diagnostic biomarkers for certain clinical conditions. Recently, the capacity for extracellular vesicles, including microvesicles and exosomes, to carry miRNAs that participate in cell-to-cell communication has been described. In the present study, the miRNA expression patterns for three kinds of pleural effusions that were obtained from patients with pneumonia (group A), pulmonary tuberculosis (group B), and lung cancer (group C) were detected with high-throughput sequencing...
October 14, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Eleftheria Chaini, Nikolaos D Chainis, Anastasios Ioannidis, Maria Magana, Chryssoula Nikolaou, Joseph Papaparaskevas, Melina-Vassiliki Liakata, Panagiotis Katopodis, Leonidas Papastavrou, George P Tegos, Stylianos Chatzipanagiotou
Lactobacilli are human commensals found in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tract. Although generally conceived as non-pathogenic microorganisms, the existence of several reports implicating them in certain severe pathological entities renders this species as opportunistic pathogens. The case of a 58-year-old woman with mixed Lactobacillus infection is described. The patient was admitted in an outpatient clinic with community acquired pneumonia, and on the third day of hospitalization she presented rapid pneumonia deterioration...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
Nanda B C, Mohapatra Bn, Majhi Cd
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Pavithra Vadthyavath, Esther Rani, Chandra Sekhar, A Vinaya Sekhar, S Kondal Reddy
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Sapan J Patel, Costel C Darie, Bayard D Clarkson
Tumors contain heterogeneous cell populations and achieve dominance by functioning as collective systems. The mechanisms underlying the aberrant growth and interactions between cells are not very well understood. The pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells we studied were obtained directly from a patient with Ph+ ALL. A new Ph+ ALL cell line (ALL3) was established from the leukemic cells growing as ascitic cells in his pleural fluid. The patient died of his disease shortly after the cells were obtained. ALL3 cells grow well at high cell densities (HD), but not at low cell densities...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
A N Aggarwal, R Agarwal, I S Sehgal, S Dhooria, D Behera
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of pleural fluid adenosine deaminase (ADA) in diagnosing tuberculous pleural effusion (TPE) among Indian patients using systematic review and meta-analysis. DESIGN: The PubMed, Embase, IndMED and Cochrane databases and other relevant publications were searched to identify Indian studies evaluating the sensitivity and specificity of ADA in diagnosing TPE. Pooled diagnostic accuracy measures and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) were generated using a bivariate random-effects model, and examined using forest plots and hierarchical summary receiver operating characteristic (HSROC) curves...
October 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
J M Porcel, E Cases-Viedma, S Bielsa
OBJECTIVE: Pleural fluid aspiration is a routine procedure for pulmonologists and internists. Our aim was to evaluate technical and methodological aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic thoracenteses performed by last two-year residents of Pulmonology and Internal Medicine. METHODS: An online 24-item questionnaire was sent to participants, and responses were evaluated according to the medical specialty. RESULTS: The survey was completed by 139 (17...
October 4, 2016: Revista Clínica Española
Ilaria Bononi, Manola Comar, Andrea Puozzo, Mariarita Stendardo, Piera Boschetto, Sara Orecchia, Roberta Libener, Roberto Guaschino, Silvia Pietrobon, Manuela Ferracin, Massimo Negrini, Fernanda Martini, Massimo Bovenzi, Mauro Tognon
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), a fatal cancer, is an occupational disease mostly affecting workers ex-exposed to asbestos fibers. The asbestos, a cancerogenic mineral of different chemical composition, was widely employed in western Countries in industrial manufactures of different types. MPM may arise after a long latency period, up to five decades. MPM is resistant to conventional chemo- and radio-therapies. Altogether, these data indicate that the identification of new and specific markers are of a paramount importance for an early diagnosis and treatment of MPM...
October 3, 2016: Oncotarget
Stephanie Bauer, Susan Buchanan, Irene Ryan
Several tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are now approved for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase. The efficacy of these drugs has been repeatedly demonstrated, as has their tolerability in most patients. However, late and chronic toxicities become an important issue for many patients facing long-term TKI exposure. For patients on long-term imatinib, gastrointestinal events, fluid retention, muscle cramps, fatigue, and hepatotoxicity are among the most common and most clinically relevant adverse events (AEs)...
January 2016: Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology
Sebnem Albeyoglu, Mustafa Aldag, Ufuk Ciloglu, Hakan Kutlu, Sabri Dagsali
BACKGROUND: Pericardial decompression syndrome is defined as paradoxical hemodynamic instability, left ventricular or bi ventricular systolic dysfunction and pulmonary edema after pericardial fluid drainage. Pericardial Decompression Syndrome is an unexpected clinical scenario with an incidence less than 5% in all surgically or percutaneously managed pericardial tamponade patients. The aim of this manuscript was to describe a case with cardiac tamponade in whom acute biventricular heart failure and pulmonary edema developed after surgical creation of a pericardial window, and to discuss this case in light of the literature...
September 30, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Tetsuo Tani, Katsuhiko Naoki, Takanori Asakura, Toshiyuki Hirano, Shoji Suzuki, Keita Masuzawa, Hanako Hasegawa, Aoi Kuroda, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Makoto Ishii, Kenzo Soejima, Tomoko Betsuyaku
Epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI)-induced interstitial lung disease (ILD) may be a life-threatening condition that may develop during treatment of lung cancer patients harboring EGFR mutations. We herein present the case of a 41-year-old female patient diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma with an EGFR mutation (exon 19 deletion). The patient was treated with gefitinib followed by erlotinib and developed ILD induced by both EGFR-TKIs; furthermore, the patient acquired resistance to EGFR-TKI treatment...
October 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Ann Arens, Leila Ben-Youssef, Sandra Hayashi, Craig Smollin
BACKGROUND: The ghost pepper, or "bhut jolokia," is one of the hottest chili peppers in the world. Ghost peppers have a measured "heat" of > 1,000,000 Scoville heat units (SHU), more than twice the strength of a habanero pepper. To our knowledge, no significant adverse effects of ghost pepper ingestion have been reported. CASE REPORT: A 47-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with severe abdominal and chest pain subsequent to violent retching and vomiting after eating ghost peppers as part of a contest...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Yuzo Suzuki, Masahiro Shirai, Kazuhiro Asada, Seiichi Miwa, Masato Karayama, Yutaro Nakamura, Naoki Inui, Toshihiro Shirai, Hiroshi Hayakawa, Satoshi Baba, Takafumi Suda
RATIONALE: Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of death among infectious diseases worldwide. Accumulated knowledge has revealed that macrophages are deeply involved in the progression and pathogenesis of TB. We hypothesized that the evaluation of a macrophage activation marker may be useful in the diagnosis and assessment of pulmonary TB. OBJECTIVES: To examine the utility of the macrophage-activation marker sCD163 as a diagnostic tool and measure of disease severity for pulmonary TB and tuberculous pleurisy...
September 29, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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