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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918032/microrna-31-regulates-chemosensitivity-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Hannah L Moody, Michael J Lind, Stephen G Maher
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is associated with an extremely poor prognosis, and most patients initially are or rapidly become unresponsive to platinum-based chemotherapy. MicroRNA-31 (miR-31) is encoded on a genomic fragile site, 9p21.3, which is reportedly lost in many MPM tumors. Based on previous findings in a variety of other cancers, we hypothesized that miR-31 alters chemosensitivity and that miR-31 reconstitution may influence sensitivity to chemotherapeutics in MPM. Reintroduction of miR-31 into miR-31 null NCI-H2452 cells significantly enhanced clonogenic resistance to cisplatin and carboplatin...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917068/group-a-streptococcal-bacteraemia-experience-at-king-fahad-medical-city-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
#2
Fawzyh J Al-Khadidi, Mohammed A AlSheheri, Tariq S AlFawaz, Mushira A Enani, Abdulaziz A AlAqeel, Dayel A AlShahrani
To identify clinical presentation, predisposing factors, and the outcome in patients with Group A Streptococcal bacteremia. Methods: This is a retrospective study of 33 pediatric and adult patients with Streptococcus pyogenes bacteremia, admitted at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2007 to 2015. Results: Thirty-three patient records, documenting bacteremia with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus, were reviewed. Approximately 51.5% were pediatric and 48.5% were adult patients, with a male to female ratio of 2:1...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916625/transcriptional-correlates-of-memory-maintenance-following-long-term-sensitization-of-aplysia-californica
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Catherine Conte, Samantha Herdegen, Saman Kamal, Jency Patel, Ushma Patel, Leticia Perez, Marissa Rivota, Robert J Calin-Jageman, Irina E Calin-Jageman
We characterized the transcriptional response accompanying maintenance of long-term sensitization (LTS) memory in the pleural ganglia of Aplysia californica using microarray (N = 8) and qPCR (N = 11 additional samples). We found that 24 h after memory induction there is strong regulation of 1198 transcripts (748 up and 450 down) in a pattern that is almost completely distinct from what is observed during memory encoding (1 h after training). There is widespread up-regulation of transcripts related to all levels of protein production, from transcription (e...
October 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916211/diaphragmatic-fenestration-for-refractory-chylothorax-after-congenital-cardiac-surgery-in-infants
#4
T K Susheel Kumar, Kaitlin Balduf, Umar Boston, Christopher Knott-Craig
OBJECTIVE: Medically refractory chylous pleural effusion after congenital heart surgery is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, especially in infants. We reviewed our experience with diaphragmatic fenestration procedure in this group of patients. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all patients who had diaphragmatic fenestrations for chylous effusion at our institution over a 2-year period was performed. RESULTS: A total of 9 diaphragmatic fenestration procedures were performed in 8 patients who had failed medical management of chylous pleural effusions...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915685/prognostic-significance-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-a-meta-analysis
#5
Nan Chen, Shuai Liu, Lin Huang, Wanling Li, Wenhao Yang, Tianxin Cong, Lin Ding, Meng Qiu
Systemic inflammation responses can be reflected by peripheral blood count and combine index like the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte (NLR). The NLR has been reported to be a poor prognostic indicator in cancer recently. However, the prognostic effect of the NLR in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) still unclear yet. We conducted this meta-analysis aiming to evaluate the pooled value of NLR in prognosis as well as clinical characteristics in malignant pleural mesothelioma. A total of 11 studies with 1533 patients were included in this meta-analysis, in which 10 studies investigated the prognosis role of NLR using hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI)...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915216/protection-by-inhaled-hydrogen-therapy-in-a-rat-model-of-acute-lung-injury-can-be-tracked-in-vivo-using-molecular-imaging
#6
Said H Audi, Elizabeth R Jacobs, Xiao Zhang, Amadou K S Camara, Ming Zhao, Meetha M Medhora, Benjamin Rizzo, Anne V Clough
Inhaled hydrogen gas (H2) provides protection in rat models of human acute lung injury (ALI). We previously reported that biomarker imaging can detect oxidative stress and endothelial cell death in vivo in a rat model of ALI. Our objective was to evaluate the ability of Tc-hexamethylpropyleneamineoxime (HMPAO) and Tc-duramycin to track the effectiveness of H2 therapy in vivo in the hyperoxia rat model of ALI. Rats were exposed to room air (normoxia), 98% O2 + 2% N2 (hyperoxia) or 98% O2 + 2% H2 (hyperoxia+H2) for up to 60 h...
October 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914582/express-a-case-of-worsening-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-pleural-effusions-by-bosutinib-after-prior-treatment-with-dasatinib
#7
Karan Seegobin, Amit Babbar, Jason Ferreira, Brittany Lyons, James Cury, Vandana Seeram
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913619/bile-duct-obstruction-in-a-patient-treated-with-nivolumab-as-second-line-chemotherapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#8
Jumpei Kashima, Yusuke Okuma, Ryoko Shimizuguchi, Kazuro Chiba
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are becoming a standard therapy for non-small-cell lung cancer in the advanced stage. As these ICIs become widely available in clinical practice, immune-related adverse effects will become more common. Here we report a patient with lung adenocarcinoma who was treated with nivolumab and developed obstruction because of biliary inflammation. A 63-year-old Japanese man having lung adenocarcinoma with pleural dissemination complained of epigastric pain on the fifth cycle of nivolumab...
September 14, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913161/a-young-immunocompetent-patient-with-spontaneous-aspergillus-empyema-who-developed-severe-eosinophilia
#9
Fumiaki Kudo, Hiromitsu Ohta, Yoshiaki Nagai, Kentaro Minegishi, Shinichiro Koyama
Aspergillus empyema is usually reported as a complication of surgical procedures, and spontaneous cases are quite rare. Here, we describe the case of a 16-year-old man who suddenly developed dyspnea despite previously being healthy. Chest computed tomography showed multiple mass-containing cavity lesions, pneumothorax, and pleural effusion in the left thorax. Within 2 weeks, Aspergillus fumigatus grew from his pleural effusion, thus he was diagnosed with Aspergillus empyema. He also developed severe eosinophilia after admission, and was treated with anti-fungal drugs...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912411/-early-vats-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-was-effective-for-a-case-of-chylothorax-after-lung-cancer-excision
#10
Ken Takeuchi, Kazunori Kamiya, Akira Yoshizu
A 66-year-old man underwent a right upper lobectomy and lymph node dissection for lung cancer. We confirmed a milky white pleural effusion after diet initiation on the first postoperative day, and a chylothorax was diagnosed. The patient began a f at-restricted diet; however, the pleural effusion did not decrease. Therefore, we performed VATS(video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery)1 week after surgery with good results. Early VATS for a postoperative chylothorax was useful.
September 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911149/insulin-like-growth-factor-bioactivity-stanniocalcin-2-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-and-igf-binding-protein-4-in-pleural-fluid-and-serum-from-patients-with-pulmonary-disease
#11
Ulrick Skipper Espelund, Mette Bjerre, Rikke Hjortebjerg, Torben Riis Rasmussen, Anders Lundby, Andreas Hoeflich, Birgitte Holst Folkersen, Claus Oxvig, Jan Frystyk
Context: Members of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system are primarily produced in the liver and secreted into the circulation, but they are also produced, recruited, and activated locally in tissues. Objective: To compare activity and concentrations of IGF system components in pleural fluid and blood. Design: Pathological pleural fluid, secondary to lung cancer or nonmalignant disease, and matching blood samples were collected from 24 patients ages 66...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910817/the-lung-in-dysregulated-states-of-humoral-immunity
#12
Yurdagül Uzunhan, Florence Jeny, Marianne Kambouchner, Morgane Didier, Diane Bouvry, Hilario Nunes, Jean-François Bernaudin, Dominique Valeyre
In common variable immunodeficiency, lung manifestations are related to different mechanisms: recurrent pneumonias due to encapsulated bacteria responsible for diffuse bronchiectasis, diffuse infiltrative pneumonia with various patterns, and lymphomas, mostly B cell extranodal non-Hodgkin type. The diagnosis relies on significant serum Ig deficiency and the exclusion of any primary or secondary cause. Histopathology may be needed. Immunoglobulin (IgG) replacement is crucial to prevent infections and bronchiectasis...
September 15, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910456/identification-of-alk-rearrangements-in-malignant-peritoneal-mesothelioma
#13
Yin P Hung, Fei Dong, Jaclyn C Watkins, Valentina Nardi, Raphael Bueno, Paola Dal Cin, John J Godleski, Christopher P Crum, Lucian R Chirieac
Importance: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive tumor arising from the peritoneal lining, induced by asbestos, therapeutic radiation, or germline mutations. Nevertheless, the molecular features remain largely unknown. Objective: To investigate anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangements in a large series of peritoneal mesothelioma and characterize the mutational landscape of these tumors. Design, Setting, and Participants: We studied 88 consecutive patients (39 men, 49 women; median age 61, range 17-84 years) with peritoneal mesotheliomas diagnosed at a single institution between 2005 and 2015...
September 14, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905806/oesophageal-perforation-therapeutic-and-diagnostics-challenge-retrospective-single-center-case-report-analysis-2009-2015
#14
Piotr Misiak, Sławomir Jabłoński, Łukasz Piskorz, Lechosław Dorożała, Artur Terlecki, Szymon Wcisło
BACKGROUND: Esophageal perforation is a life-threatening condition of a complex etiology. No clear guidelines are available regarding the management of this condition. In this study, we review publications related to esophageal perforation, and analyze patients treated for this condition at our Department of Thoracic, General and Oncological Surgery. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to retrospectively assess and analyze management methods for esophageal perforations of different etiologies...
August 31, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904792/desmoplastic-small-round-cell-tumors-of-the-pleura-a-review-of-the-clinical-literature
#15
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Alessandro Giuseppe Fois, Pietro Pirina, Antonella Arcadu, Francesca Becciu, Sandra Manca, Viviana Marras, Sara Canu, Gaetano Castagna, Giorgio Carlo Ginesu, Angelo Zinellu, Panagiotis Paliogiannis
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor of the pleura is a rare malignancy, with only a few cases reported in the scientific literature. The aim of the present review is to discuss the demographic, pathological, clinical, and therapeutic features of this rare tumor. English-language articles published since 1989, when the first case of desmoplastic small round cell tumor of the pleura was described, were retrieved, and fifteen cases included in fourteen articles were revised. The mean age of the patients was 25...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904677/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-in-immunocompetent-patients-about-2-cases
#16
Yasmina Rhofir, Rachida Zahraoui, Nabil Tiress, Hicham Naji-Amrani, Mouna Soualhi, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
Nocardiosis is a rare but severe infection caused by bacteria of the genus nocardia, which belong to the order actinomycetales. If they can affect immunocompetent adult, nocardioses are pathologies affecting the individuals with weakened immune system. Pulmonary involvement is the most common manifestation, its correct management is based on diagnosis, which is often delayed due to non-specific symptoms and inconclusive specimens. We here report two cases of nocardiosis in immunocompetent patients. The first case concerns a 24-year old man with a history of smoking and alcoholism, hospitalized for chest pain and hemoptysis of low abundance evolving for two months, associated with the occurrence of dorsal subcutaneous fistulized abscess...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903972/lactobacillus-the-not-so-friendly-bacteria
#17
Abirami Pararajasingam, Juliet Uwagwu
We present a 65-year-old diabetic patient with a complex liver abscess and bacteraemia from Lactobacillus paracasei The abscess resulted in a prolonged hospital stay due to ongoing sepsis despite ultrasound-guided drainage and broad-spectrum antibiotics. Furthermore, the patient developed several secondary complications including a right-sided pleural effusion, an inferior vena cava thrombus and septic lung emboli. The abscess was eventually managed successfully with a prolonged course of antibiotics and multiple ultrasound-guided drainage procedures...
September 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903441/loss-of-steroid-hormone-receptors-is-common-in-malignant-pleural-and-peritoneal-effusions-of-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-endocrine-therapy
#18
Willemijne A M E Schrijver, Karianne Schuurman, Annelot van Rossum, Ton Peeters, Natalie Ter Hoeve, Wilbert Zwart, Paul J van Diest, Cathy B Moelans
Discordance in estrogen receptor alpha (ERα), progesterone receptor (PR), androgen receptor (AR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status between primary breast cancers and solid distant metastases ("conversion") has been reported previously. Even though metastatic spread to the peritoneal and pleural cavities occurs frequently and is associated with high mortality, the rate of receptor conversion and the prognostic implications thereof remain elusive. We therefore determined receptor conversion in 91 effusion metastases (78 pleural, 13 peritoneal effusions) of 69 patients by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903179/antinociceptive-anti-inflammatory-and-anxiolytic-like-effects-of-the-ethanolic-extract-fractions-and-hibalactone-isolated-from-hydrocotyle-umbellata-l-acari%C3%A3-oba-araliaceae
#19
Thiago Levi Silva Oliveira, Sandra Ribeiro de Morais, Stone de Sá, Matheus Gabriel de Oliveira, Iziara Ferreira Florentino, Dayane Moreira da Silva, Verônica Vale Carvalho, Vinícius Barreto da Silva, Boniek Gontijo Vaz, José Ricardo Sabino, Elson Alves Costa, José Realino de Paula
Hydrocotyle umbellata Linn. (Araliaceae) is specie used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Crude extract (E-HU) was prepared from H. umbellata subterraneous parts and fractionated by liquid-liquid partition, resulting hexane fraction (HF-HU), dichloromethane fraction (DF-HU), ethyl acetate fraction (EAF-HU) and aqueous fraction (AF-HU). The hibalactone (HU-1) was isolated from the DF-HU and its structure was elucidated by (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR Spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and crystallographic x-ray analysis...
September 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902102/post-traumatic-spinal-hygroma-causing-cord-compression-in-type-iii-odontoid-fracture-with-vertical-atlantoaxial-instability
#20
Salvatore Russo, Antonio Belli, Andy Eynon, Ali Nader-Sepahi
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. OBJECTIVE: To report the first case in the literature of a traumatic cervical spine subdural cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection (hygroma) under tension causing cord compression. We suggest etiopathogenesis and modality of treatment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Hygromas are subdural cranial CSF collection. A literature review showed no previous published case of post-traumatic spinal hygroma. This was a potential life-threatening sequelae of a high cervical injury that warranted early diagnosis and emergency treatment...
September 15, 2017: Spine
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