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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728299/-the-value-of-b7-h4-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen-in-diagnosing-the-benign-and-malignant-pleural-effusion
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F Wei, Y Wei, L F Li, G L Li, G J Wang
Objective: To evaluate the value of combined detection of negative costimulatory molecule B7-H4 and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in diagnosing malignant and benign pleural effusion. Methods: Ninety-seven pleural effusion specimen were collected, 55 of which were diagnosed as malignant pleural effusion and 42 were benign pleural effusion. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay(ELISA) was used to examine the concentration of B7-H4 and CEA in pleural effusion. Electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay was used to detect the CEA level in pleural effusion...
July 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728273/-a-retrospective-study-of-the-perioperative-complications-following-whole-lung-lavage-in-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis
#2
Z Q Zhou, W L Guo, Y Chen, C H Zhong, S Y Li
Objective: To evaluate the safety of the procedures of whole lung lavage(WLL) for pulmonary alveolar proteinosis(PAP) in perioperative period. Methods: In this retrospective study, we collected clinical data from 78 WLL procedures of PAP patients from January 2006 to June 2016 in Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease. The causes of perioperative complications were analyzed. Results: Eighteen (23.07%) of the 78 procedures developed complications, including pleural effusion(n=4), pneumonia(n=4), cardiac failure(n=2), cardiac arrhythmia (n=2), pneumothorax(n=2), atelectasis(n=1), lung edema(n=1), laryngeal edema(n=1), pleural effusion and pneumonia(n=1)...
July 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728264/-exploratory-research-on-diagnostic-essentials-of-pediatric-tuberculous-pleurisy
#3
H Xu, J R Liu, S Y Zhao
Objective: To summarize the clinical diagnostic essentials of pediatric tuberculous pleurisy so as to reduce the misdiagnosis rate. Method: A retrospective study was conducted on 113 cases of tuberculous pleurisy who were seen from August 2006 to September 2014 in the second Department of Respiratory Medicine, Beijing Children's Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University. Meanwhile, another 113 cases of children over 5 years of age with mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia complicated with pleural effusion were randomly selected as control group...
July 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727272/performance-of-clinical-prediction-rules-for-diagnosis-of-pleural-tuberculosis-in-a-high-incidence-setting
#4
Lely Solari, Alonso Soto, Patrick Van der Stuyft
OBJECTIVES: Diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis (PT) is still a challenge, particularly in resource- constrained settings. Alternative diagnostic tools are needed. We aimed at evaluating the utility of Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) for diagnosis of Pleural Tuberculosis (PT) in Peru. METHODS: We identified CPRs for diagnosis of PT through a structured literature search. CPRs using high-complexity tests, as defined by the FDA, were excluded. We applied the identified CPRs to patients with pleural exudates attending two third-level hospitals in Lima, Peru, a setting with high incidence of tuberculosis...
July 20, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727156/safety-and-effectiveness-of-a-6-french-mri-conditional-pacemaker-lead-the-ingevitytm-clinical-investigation-study-results
#5
Jens C Nielsen, Michael Giudici, Jose Maria Tolasana Viu, Engwooi Chew, Elke Sommerijns, Nicholas Wold, Linda Evert, Charles J Love, Kenneth Stein, Hedrich Olaf
BACKGROUND: The design of pacemaker leads has continued to evolve; ease of lead handling, improved electrical performance and MRI conditional aspects have become more important, while safety remains critical. The INGEVITY™ family leads was designed to provide MRI conditional aspects, decreased diameter, and improved performance of pacemaker leads. The INGEVITY study is an investigational device exemption trial evaluating the acute and chronic safety and effectiveness of these leads...
July 20, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726781/autophagy-inhibition-reduces-chemoresistance-and-tumorigenic-potential-of-human-ovarian-cancer-stem-cells
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Anna Pagotto, Giorgia Pilotto, Elena Laura Mazzoldi, Maria Ornella Nicoletto, Simona Frezzini, Anna Pastò, Alberto Amadori
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is one of the most malignant gynecological tumors with a high mortality rate owing to tumor relapse after anticancer therapies. It is widely accepted that a rare tumor cell population, known as cancer stem cells (CSC), is responsible for tumor progression and relapse; intriguingly, these cells are able to survive nutrient starvation (such as in vitro culture in the absence of glucose) and chemotherapy treatment. Recent data also indicated that chemotherapy resistance is associated with autophagy activation...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726244/computed-tomographic-morphometry-of-tympanic-bulla-shape-and-position-in-brachycephalic-and-mesaticephalic-dog-breeds
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Ben Mielke, Richard Lam, Gert Ter Haar
Anatomic variations in skull morphology have been previously described for brachycephalic dogs; however there is little published information on interbreed variations in tympanic bulla morphology. This retrospective observational study aimed to (1) provide detailed descriptions of the computed tomographic (CT) morphology of tympanic bullae in a sample of dogs representing four brachycephalic breeds (Pugs, French Bulldogs, English Bulldog, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels) versus two mesaticephalic breeds (Labrador retrievers and Jack Russell Terriers); and (2) test associations between tympanic bulla morphology and presence of middle ear effusion...
July 20, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723805/acute-pancreatitis-induced-by-etoposide-lobaplatin-combination-chemotherapy-used-for-the-treatment-of-lung-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Cheng-Liang Cao, Peng-Yu Duan, Wang-Jun Zhang, Le Li, Feng-Zhi Qu, Bei Sun, Gang Wang
RATIONALE: Drug-induced pancreatitis (DIP) is a rare type of pancreatitis that is not usually observed in the clinical practice. It is generally difficult to distinguish from acute pancreatitis (AP) induced by other causes. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 62-year-old Chinese female patient with "small cell lung cancer" as the initial presentation. Because the patient could not bear the surgical treatment, the chemotherapy composed of lobaplatin and etoposide was performed...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723802/tocilizumab-for-uncontrollable-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-complicating-adult-onset-still-disease-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Asami Masui-Ito, Ryuji Okamoto, Kaoru Ikejiri, Mika Fujimoto, Muneyoshi Tanimura, Shiro Nakamori, Tomohiro Murata, Eiji Ishikawa, Norikazu Yamada, Hiroshi Imai, Masaaki Ito
RATIONALE: Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology characterized by evanescent salmon-pink rash, fever spikes, arthralgia, and lymphadenopathy. AOSD usually has a good prognosis, but it can sometimes be fatal, especially when it is complicated by systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and multiple organ failure. PATIENT CONCERNS: A previously healthy 26-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for persistent high fever and mild systemic edema...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723800/effects-of-somatostatin-octreotide-treatment-in-neonates-with-congenital-chylothorax
#10
Rong Yin, Rong Zhang, Jin Wang, Lin Yuan, Liyuan Hu, Siyuan Jiang, Chao Chen, Yun Cao
The influence of somatostatin/octreotide treatment on outcomes of neonates with congenital chylothorax remains controversial. We retrospectively reviewed our experience with somatostatin/octreotide therapy in neonates with this very rare disease.Fourteen neonates with congenital chylothorax who were treated with somatostatin (3.5-7 μg/kg/h, before 2016) or octreotide (1-6 μg/kg/h, after January 2016), along with traditional management between 2013 and 2016, were retrospectively reviewed in this observational study...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723768/detection-of-incidental-cardiac-findings-in-noncardiac-chest-computed-tomography
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Francesco Secchi, Giovanni Di Leo, Moreno Zanardo, Marco Alì, Paola Maria Cannaò, Francesco Sardanelli
The aim of the study was to estimate the rate of incidental cardiac findings (ICF) in patients undergoing noncardiac chest CT.An experienced radiologist retrospectively reviewed 237 consecutive patients (147 males and 90 females with median age of 69 years) undergoing a noncardiac chest CT. ICF at targeted review were compared to those mentioned in original reports (χ test).At review, ≥1 ICF was detected in 124/237 patients (52%), for a total of 229 ICF, 158 of them (69%) not originally mentioned. Valvular calcifications were unmentioned in 23/23 (100%) patients, main pulmonary artery dilation in 21/22 (96%), coronary calcifications in 69/86 (80%), right or left atrial dilation in 7/11 (64%), aortic atherosclerosis in 29/62 (47%), and ascending aorta dilatation in 8/18 (44%)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722409/conformational-landscape-of-tri-n-butyl-phosphate-matrix-isolation-infrared-spectroscopy-and-systematic-computational-analysis
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Nagarajan Ramanathan, Kalyanasundaram Sundararajan, Kodumudi S Viswanathan
The conformations of tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP) were studied using matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy and DFT calculations. TBP was trapped in a N2 matrix using both effusive and supersonic sources and its infrared spectra were recorded. The computational exploration of TBP is a very demanding problem to confront, due to the presence of a large multitude of conformations in TBP. To simplify the problem, computations were done on model compounds, dimethyl butyl phosphate (DMBP) and dibutyl methyl phosphate (DBMP), to systematically arrive at the conformations of TBP that are expected to contribute to its chemistry at room temperature...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721346/prediction-of-survival-following-percutaneous-biliary-drainage-for-malignant-biliary-obstruction
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Wa'el Tuqan, Ayoub Innabi, Alia Alawneh, Fadi Abu Farsakh, Maan Al-Khatib
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drain is an intervention used to relieve malignant biliary obstruction. This study aims to explore survival after biliary drain insertion, predictive factors of survival and effectiveness to reduce total bilirubin level. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 72 patients who had malignant biliary obstruction and received biliary drain during the time period between March 2005 and February 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720805/a-portable-system-for-rapid-bacterial-composition-analysis-using-a-nanopore-based-sequencer-and-laptop-computer
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Satomi Mitsuhashi, Kirill Kryukov, So Nakagawa, Junko S Takeuchi, Yoshiki Shiraishi, Koichiro Asano, Tadashi Imanishi
We developed a portable system for 16S rDNA analyses consisting of a nanopore technology-based sequencer, the MinION, and laptop computers, and assessed its potential ability to determine bacterial compositions rapidly. We tested our protocols using a mock bacterial community that contained equimolar 16S rDNA and a pleural effusion from a patient with empyema, for time effectiveness and accuracy. MinION sequencing targeting 16S rDNA detected all 20 of the bacterial species present in the mock bacterial community...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719723/de-novo-hhv-8-tumors-induced-by-rituximab-in-autoimmune-or-inflammatory-systemic-diseases
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Amandine Perier, Léa Savey, Anne-Geneviève Marcelin, Philippe Serve, David Saadoun, Stéphane Barete
OBJECTIVES: HHV-8, also known as Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) associated herpesvirus is involved in KS and other tumors comprising multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) and primary effusion lymphoma (PEL). Rituximab is currently used for treatment of several autoimmune or inflammatory diseases and humoral organ rejection. De novo HHV-8 induced tumors by rituximab used for autoimmune or inflammatory diseases or humoral organ rejection have not been reported. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we report clinical, virological and pathology of five HIV-negative male patients with HHV-8-induced tumors following rituximab therapy...
July 18, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719315/analysis-of-clinical-and-laboratory-alterations-related-to-dengue-case-severity-comparison-between-serotypes-2-and-4-in-brazil
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Nieli Rodrigues da Costa Faria, Victor Edgar Fiestas Solorzano, Luiz José de Souza, Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira, Fernanda de Bruycker-Nogueira, Thaís Chouin-Carneiro, Jaqueline Bastos Santos Simões, Monique da Rocha Queiroz Lima, Luzia Maria de Oliveira Pinto, Claire Fernandes Kubelka, Manoela Heringer, Elzinandes Leal de Azeredo, Flavia Barreto Dos Santos
The increase in severe dengue (SD) cases has caused great impact on public health and has concerned authorities of countries where the disease is endemic and epidemics reach high proportions. The recognition of progression signs of this severe disease during the initial febrile phase can be difficult, since the symptoms are often indistinguishable from other febrile diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical manifestations and laboratory findings in patients from two dengue outbreaks and their association with the disease...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718185/congenital-pulmonary-lymphangiectasia-a-disorder-not-only-of-fetoneonates
#17
Shi-Min Yuan
Congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia (CPL) is a rare developmental disorder of the lung, characterized by dilation of pulmonary subpleural, interlobar, perivascular and peribronchial lymphatics. The incidence of CPL among stillborn and neonates was estimated to be <1%. The etiology of CPL is unknown. However, it has been suspected to be of a genetic background. Recent basic studies revealed that it might be caused by the FOXC2, Vegfr-3 and integrin α9β1gene mutations. A clinical diagnosis of CPL can be made much easier in full-term neonates who present with respiratory distress, pleural (especially chylous) effusions with or without generalized edema...
July 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717642/lung-adenocarcinoma-patients-of-young-age-have-lower-egfr-mutation-rate-and-poorer-efficacy-of-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
#18
Shang-Gin Wu, Yih-Leong Chang, Chong-Jen Yu, Pan-Chyr Yang, Jin-Yuan Shih
Patients aged ≤50 years are rarely diagnosed with nonsmall cell lung cancer. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to understand the mutation status of EGFR and the efficacy of epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) treatment in young Asian patients with lung adenocarcinoma. We collected tumour specimens and malignant pleural effusions from lung adenocarcinoma patients from June 2005 to April 2014, recorded their clinical demographic data, and analysed EGFR mutations by reverse transcriptase PCR...
July 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717556/thorax-computed-tomography-findings-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction
#19
Mustafa Resorlu, Muhammet Arslan, Ozan Karatag, Gurhan Adam
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus, smoking, dyslipidemia, and obesity play an important role in the etiology of erectile dysfunction, particularly in cases with vascular insufficiency. These risk factors also target the lungs due to their systemic effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with penile vascular insufficiency determined at Doppler ultrasonography and undergoing thoracic computerized tomography for various reasons were included in this study. A history of acute thoracic trauma, pneumonic consolidation, or pelvic surgery and trauma were regarded as exclusion criteria...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717083/pirfenidone-induced-eosinophilic-pleurisy
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Isano Hase, Bunpei Yamaguchi, Hidenori Takizawa, Hiroaki Arakawa, Hideo Sakuma, Koichi Fujiu, Hideaki Miyamoto, Yoshiki Ishii
The patient was a 69-year-old man with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis who was taking pirfenidone. After 7 weeks of treatment, he suffered from left-sided eosinophilic pleurisy. Medical thoracoscopy was performed and the histopathological examination of the parietal pleura revealed the massive infiltration of eosinophils and lymphoid follicles. After stopping pirfenidone therapy, the patient's pleural effusion disappeared without additional treatment, and never recurred. This is the first case report of pirfenidone-induced pleurisy...
2017: Internal Medicine
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