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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344766/patient-reported-symptoms-before-palliative-radiotherapy-predict-survival-differences
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Carsten Nieder, Thomas A Kämpe, Adam Pawinski, Astrid Dalhaug
BACKGROUND: Widely used prognostic scores, e. g., for brain or bone metastases, are based on disease- and patient-related factors such as extent of metastases, age and performance status, which were available in the databases used to develop the scores. Few groups were able to include patient-reported symptoms. In our department, all patients were assessed with the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS, a one-sheet questionnaire addressing 11 major symptoms and wellbeing on a numeric scale of 0-10) at the time of treatment planning since 2012...
January 17, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344217/aleukemic-extramedullary-t-lymphoid-myeloid-bilineage-hematopoietic-and-lymphoid-malignancy-with-progression-to-bilineage-leukemia-at-relapse-a-case-report
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Mengyao Wu, Xiaoqiu Li, Feng Tang, Ping Zhu, Tianling Ding, Yan Yuan, Tong Chen
Bilineage T lymphoid and myeloid (T/My) neoplasms are rare entities among the hematopoietic and lymphoid malignancies. The majority of patients present with leukemic symptoms in which blasts are observed in the peripheral blood (PB) or bone marrow (BM) at a percentage of >20% of nucleated cells. Only a minimal number of cases of T/My bilineage hematopoietic and lymphoid malignancy have been reported with extramedullary infiltration as the initial symptom. The origin of the neoplastic cells in T/My bilineage malignancy has been documented as the hematopoietic stem cells...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334903/a-rare-case-of-pericarditis-and-pleural-empyema-secondary-to-transdiaphragmatic-extension-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
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Eunae Cho, Sang Woo Park, Chung Hwan Jun, Sang Soo Shin, Eun Kyu Park, Kyo Seon Lee, Seon Young Park, Chang Hwan Park, Hyun Soo Kim, Sung Kyu Choi, Jong Sun Rew
BACKGROUND: Transdiaphragmatic extension of pyogenic liver abscess is the rarest cause of pericarditis and pleural empyema. It is a rapidly progressive and highly lethal infection with mortality rates reaching 100% if left untreated. However, the transmission route, treatment methods and prognosis have not been well studied. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old male patient presented with a fever, dyspnea, and right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Computed tomography of the chest and abdomen showed huge liver abscess without full liquefaction in the left lobe, large amount of left pleural effusion, and mild pericardial effusion, and the patient was treated with parenteral antibiotics and pigtail insertion at the left pleura...
January 15, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301603/mr-lymphangiography-for-focal-disruption-of-the-thoracic-duct-in-chylothorax-of-an-infant-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Hai-Peng Pan, Qun Lao, Zheng-Hua Fei, Li Yang, Hai-Chun Zhou, Can Lai
Chylothorax is a rare cause of pleural effusion in children, and it is usually difficult to identify the location of chyle leakage due to the small size of the thoracic duct in children. Herein we report an infant case with chylothorax whose leakage of the thoracic duct was successfully located by magnetic resonance lymphangiography (MRL) using pre-contrast MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and gadodiamide-enhanced spectral presaturation inversion recovery (SPIR) T1-weighted imaging, which demonstrate the imaging method is easy and effective for detecting the focal disruption of the thoracic duct in children with chylothorax and younger than 8 months old...
December 30, 2017: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296724/the-incidence-and-natural-history-of-dasatinib-complications-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Lucy C Fox, Katherine D Cummins, Ben Costello, David Yeung, Rebecca Cleary, Cecily Forsyth, Maciek Tatarczuch, Kate Burbury, Olga Motorna, Jake Shortt, Shaun Fleming, Andrew McQuillan, Anthony Schwarer, Rosemary Harrup, Amy Holmes, Sumita Ratnasingam, Kah-Lok Chan, Wei-Hsun Hsu, Asma Ashraf, Faye Putt, Andrew Grigg
Dasatinib has shown superiority over imatinib in achieving molecular responses (MRs) in chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia but with a different toxicity profile, which may impact its overall benefit. Reported toxicities include pleural effusions and pulmonary hypertension, and although the incidence of these events is well described, response to therapy and impact of dose modifications on toxicity has not been comprehensively characterized in a real-world setting. We retrospectively reviewed the incidence of dasatinib adverse events in 212 chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia patients at 17 Australian institutions...
May 23, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290248/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-isolated-hilar-and-mediastinal-non-small-cell-lung-cancers
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Zachary D Horne, Adam H Richman, Michael J Dohopolski, David A Clump, Steven A Burton, Dwight E Heron
OBJECTIVES: The seminal phase II trial for pulmonary stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) suggested that SBRT to central lesions resulted in unacceptable toxicity. Alternative dose-fractionation schemes have been proposed which may improve safety without compromise of efficacy. We report our institutional outcomes of SBRT for hilar/mediastinal non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of patients with NSCLC in a hilar or mediastinal nodal station which was treated with SBRT...
January 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282107/thoracic-ultrasound-for-pleural-effusion-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-narrative-review-from-diagnosis-to-treatment
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REVIEW
E Brogi, L Gargani, E Bignami, F Barbariol, A Marra, F Forfori, L Vetrugno
Pleural effusion (PLEFF), mostly caused by volume overload, congestive heart failure, and pleuropulmonary infection, is a common condition in critical care patients. Thoracic ultrasound (TUS) helps clinicians not only to visualize pleural effusion, but also to distinguish between the different types. Furthermore, TUS is essential during thoracentesis and chest tube drainage as it increases safety and decreases life-threatening complications. It is crucial not only during needle or tube drainage insertion, but also to monitor the volume of the drained PLEFF...
December 28, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277590/feasibility-of-a-modified-e-pass-and-possum-system-for-postoperative-risk-assessment-in-patients-with-spinal-disease
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Dong Hyun Chun, Do Young Kim, Sun Kyu Choi, Dong Ah Shin, Yoon Ha, Keung Nyun Kim, Do Heum Yoon, Seong Yi
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case control study OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of using Estimation of Physiological Ability and Surgical Stress (E-PASS) and Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enumeration of Mortality and Morbidity (POSSUM) systems in patients undergoing spinal surgical procedures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Degenerative spine disease has increased in incidence in aging societies, as has the number of older adult patients undergoing spinal surgery...
December 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273224/morphological-characteristics-of-the-reversed-halo-sign-that-may-strongly-suggest-pulmonary-infarction
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E Marchiori, M Menna Barreto, H M Pereira Freitas, B Hochhegger, A Soares Souza, G Zanetti, A Dias Mançano, R Souza Rodrigues
AIM: To analyse the morphological characteristics of the reversed halo sign (RHS) on unenhanced chest computed tomography (CT), which raise suspicion of pulmonary infarction (PI) associated with pulmonary embolism (PE), and to compare these characteristics with those observed in the RHS caused by other diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: CT images of 145 patients (250 RHSs) were reviewed retrospectively. Sixty-four patients had the RHS due to PI; in 81 immunocompetent patients, the RHS was caused by alternative pulmonary diseases...
December 19, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246008/effect-of-hyperthermic-intrathoracic-chemotherapy-on-the-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zi-Yi Zhao, Sha-Sha Zhao, Meng Ren, Zi-Ling Liu, Zhi Li, Lei Yang
Surgery-based multimodality therapies have been used to control the malignant effusion and its recurrence in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC) has been used in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma, but the results were controversial. The aim of the current study was, therefore, to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of HITHOC on MPM therapy. After thorough searching of online databases, total 21 articles were included into qualitative systematic review and 5 of them were used to conduct qualitative meta-analysis...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244648/diagnostic-value-of-the-physical-examination-in-patients-with-dyspnea
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REVIEW
Richard A Shellenberger, Bathmapriya Balakrishnan, Sindhu Avula, Ariadne Ebel, Sufiya Shaik
We reviewed the evidence for the diagnostic accuracy of the physical examination in diagnosing pneumonia, pleural effusion, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and congestive heart failure in patients with dyspnea and found that the physical examination has reliable diagnostic accuracy for these common conditions.
December 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237413/clinical-features-of-pulmonary-cryptococcosis-among-patients-with-different-levels-of-peripheral-blood-cd4-t-lymphocyte-counts
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Qian He, Yuan Ding, Wei Zhou, Hongxing Li, Ming Zhang, Yi Shi, Xin Su
BACKGROUND: The clinical manifestation of pulmonary cryptococcosis varies notably between immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. To better understand pulmonary cryptococcosis, we compared the clinical features of pulmonary cryptococcosis patients with or without decreased peripheral blood CD4+ T cell counts. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 80 patients with cryptococcosis who had been treated in Jingling Hospital from January 2011 to January 2016...
December 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235400/role-of-bevacizumab-in-the-management-of-the-patient-with-malignant-pleural-effusion-more-questions-than-answers
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Ralph Llewel Sabang, Deepthi Gandhiraj, Michael Fanucchi, Oleg Epelbaum
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a feature of metastatic cancer that is associated with significant morbidity and healthcare costs. The typical current management of MPE involves the combination of systemic chemotherapy and mechanical intervention in the pleural space. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), an extremely potent inducer of vascular permeability, has been shown to mediate fluid formation in pleural malignancy. Therefore, bevacizumab, an inhibitor of VEGF activity, offers theoretical promise as a means of abolishing fluid formation in MPE...
December 13, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230956/prevalence-of-non-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-avid-incidental-findings-of-clinical-significance-on-whole-body-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-a-review-of-500-consecutive-cases
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James A Sheldon, Kelvin K Yap, Kim L Taubman, Stephen M Schlicht
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of incidental 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-avid findings on positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) has been extensively described. Few studies, however, have assessed the prevalence and significance of non-FDG-avid findings; pathology that is identified on review of the low-dose, non-contrast CT. The aim of this study was to determine the overall prevalence of non FDG-avid incidental findings on PET/CT and the prevalence of 'clinically significant' non FDG-avid pathology...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229117/outcomes-of-fetuses-with-primary-hydrothorax-that-undergo-prenatal-intervention-prenatal-intervention-for-hydrothorax
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Rodrigo A Mon, Marjorie C Treadwell, Deborah R Berman, Lori Day, Jeannie Kreutzman, George B Mychaliska, Erin E Perrone
BACKGROUND: Primary hydrothorax is a congenital anomaly affecting 1 in 10,000-15,000 pregnancies. The natural history of this condition is variable with some fetuses having spontaneous resolution and others showing progression. The associated pulmonary hypoplasia leads to increased perinatal morbidity and mortality. Optimal prenatal intervention remains controversial. METHODS: After obtaining the Institutional Review Board approval, a retrospective review of all patients evaluated for a fetal pleural effusion in the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center at The University of Michigan, between 2006 and 2016 was performed...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228166/long-term-results-of-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-with-daily-low-dose-continuous-infusion-of-5-fluorouracil-and-cisplatin-ldfp-for-stage-i-ii-esophageal-carcinoma
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A Kumabe, J Fukada, R Kota, N Koike, Y Shiraishi, S Seki, K Yoshida, Y Kitagawa, N Shigematsu
We investigated long-term treatment outcomes and the feasibility of chemoradiotherapy consisting of daily-low-dose 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin (LDFP) chemotherapy plus radiotherapy for Stage I-II squamous cell esophageal cancer. Treatment records from the 2000 through 2008 period were reviewed retrospectively. Fractionated radiotherapy was performed with a total dose of 60 Gy delivered in 2 Gy per fraction. LDFP chemotherapy, as continuous infusion of 200 mg/m2 5-fluorouracil combined with one hour infusion of 4 mg/m2 cisplatin, was administered on the same days as radiotherapy...
December 8, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225889/efficacy-of-sonographic-and-biological-pleurodesis-indicators-of-malignant-pleural-effusion-simple-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ioannis Psallidas, Hania E G Piotrowska, Ahmed Yousuf, Nikolaos I Kanellakis, Gayathri Kagithala, Seid Mohammed, Lei Clifton, John P Corcoran, Nicky Russell, Melissa Dobson, Robert F Miller, Najib M Rahman
Introduction: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is common and currently in UK there are an estimated 50 000 new cases of MPE per year. Talc pleurodesis remains one of the most popular methods for fluid control. The value of thoracic ultrasound (TUS) imaging, before and after pleurodesis, in improving the quality and efficacy of care for patients with MPE remains unknown. Additionally, biomarkers of successful pleurodesis including measurement of pleural fluid proteins have not been validated in prospective studies...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221288/pleurodesis-a-comparison-of-two-sclerosing-agents-for-pleural-effusions-in-mozambique
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Ivo Figueiredo, Anilsa Cossa, Anila Hassane, José Sousa, Joaquim Pondo, João Teixeira, Kevan Akrami, Susannah K Graves, Atul Malhotra, Elizabete A Nunes
Background: Pleural effusions constitute one of the most frequent pathologies encountered in the pulmonary service of Maputo Central Hospital (MCH) in Mozambique. Bleomycin and talc are commonly used for pleurodesis, but cost prohibitive, therefore we aimed to retrospectively compare the efficacy and safety of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) with bleomycin for pleurodesis. Methods: Case records of pleurodesis using bleomycin and NaOH from 2002 to 2013 were reviewed. Standard of care for pleurodesis for recurrent pleural effusions at MCH was developed using the materials available...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216864/diagnostic-value-of-interleukins-for-tuberculous-pleural-effusion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ni Zeng, Chun Wan, Jiangyu Qin, Yanqiu Wu, Ting Yang, Yongchun Shen, Fuqiang Wen, Lei Chen
BACKGROUND: The ability of interleukins (ILs) to differentiate tuberculous pleural effusion from other types of effusion is controversial. The aim of our study was to summarize the evidence for its use of ruling out or in tuberculous pleural effusion. METHODS: Two investigators independently searched PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Knowledge, CNKI, WANFANG, and WEIPU databases to identify studies assessing diagnostic role of ILs for tuberculous pleural effusion published up to January, 2017...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214068/diagnosis-and-management-of-malignant-pleural-effusions-state-of-the-art-in-2017
#20
REVIEW
Neeraj R Desai, Hans J Lee
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a known complication of both thoracic and extra thoracic malignancies. The presence of MPE regardless of the primary site translates into advanced stage disease. Diagnosis and management of MPE with the goals of palliation and improving quality of life poses a challenge for chest physicians. Recently, multiple studies have made attempts to answer questions regarding optimal management in various clinical scenarios. We will review the current evidence and available options for the management of MPE...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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