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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545901/management-of-aspergillus-pleural-empyema-with-combined-systemic-and-intrapleural-antifungal-therapy-in-a-pediatric-patient-case-report
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Alanoud Almuhareb, Zakaria Habib
We present the case of an 8-year-old immunocompromised boy with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, complicated with pleural empyema and disseminated to the bone and central nervous system (CNS). The patient was treated with combined systemic antifungal agents (voriconazole and caspofungin) and intrapleural instillation of liposomal amphotericin B, in addition to surgical intervention. The treatment was well tolerated and resulted in remarkable clinical and radiological pulmonary improvement.
May 22, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545562/the-inhibition-of-fgf-receptor-1-activity-mediates-sorafenib-antiproliferative-effects-in-human-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-tumor-initiating-cells
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Alessandra Pattarozzi, Elisa Carra, Roberto E Favoni, Roberto Würth, Daniela Marubbi, Rosa Angela Filiberti, Luciano Mutti, Tullio Florio, Federica Barbieri, Antonio Daga
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer, characterized by rapid progression and high mortality. Persistence of tumor-initiating cells (TICs, or cancer stem cells) after cytotoxic drug treatment is responsible for tumor relapse, and represents one of the main reasons for the poor prognosis of mesothelioma. In fact, identification of the molecules affecting TIC viability is still a significant challenge. METHODS: TIC-enriched cultures were obtained from 10 human malignant pleural mesotheliomas and cultured in vitro...
May 25, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545517/evaluation-of-two-strategies-for-the-interpretation-of-tumour-markers-in-pleural-effusions
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Jaume Trapé, Francesc Sant, Josefina Franquesa, Jesús Montesinos, Anna Arnau, Maria Sala, Oscar Bernadich, Esperanza Martín, Damià Perich, Concha Pérez, Joan Lopez, Sandra Ros, Enrique Esteve, Rafael Pérez, Jordi Aligué, Gabriel Gurt, Silvia Catot, Montserrat Domenech, Joan Bosch, Josep Miquel Badal, Mariona Bonet, Rafael Molina, Josep Ordeig
BACKGROUND: Pleural effusions present a diagnostic challenge. Approximately 20% are associated with cancer and some 50% require invasive procedures to perform diagnosis. Determination of tumour markers may help to identify patients with malignant effusions. Two strategies are used to obtain high specificity in the differential diagnosis of malignant pleural effusions: a) high cut-off, and b) fluid/serum (F/S) ratio and low cut-off. The aim of this study is to compare these two strategies and to establish whether the identification of possible false positives using benign biomarkers - ADA, CRP and % of polymorphonuclear cells - improves diagnostic accuracy...
May 25, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544068/interstitial-fluid-pressure-a-novel-biomarker-to-monitor-photo-induced-drug-uptake-in-tumor-and-normal-tissues
#4
Sabrina Cavin, Xingyu Wang, Matthieu Zellweger, Michel Gonzalez, Michaël Bensimon, Georges Wagnières, Thorsten Krueger, Hans-Beat Ris, Fabrizio Gronchi, Jean Y Perentes
BACKGROUND: Low-dose photodynamic therapy PDT (photoinduction) can modulate tumor vessels and enhance the uptake of liposomal cisplatin (Lipoplatin®) in pleural malignancies. However, the photo-induction conditions must be tightly controlled as overtreatment shuts down tumor vessels and enhances normal tissue drug uptake. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a pleural sarcoma and adenocarcinoma rat model (n = 12/group), we applied photoinduction (0.0625 mg/kg Visudyne®, 10 J/cm(2) ) followed by intravenous Lipoplatin® (5 mg/kg) administration...
May 22, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543937/pleural-infection-to-drain-or-not-to-drain
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Deirdre B Fitzgerald, Y C Gary Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543930/further-analysis-of-acute-antinociceptive-and-anti-inflammatory-actions-of-4-phenylselenyl-7-chloroquinoline-in-mice
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Vanessa D G Silva, Angélica S Reis, Mikaela Pinz, Caren A R da Fonseca, Luis Fernando B Duarte, Juliano A Roehrs, Diego Alves, Cristiane Luchese, Ethel A Wilhelm
A new quinoline containing selenium, 4-phenylselenyl-7-chloroquinoline (4-PSQ), was described and synthetized by our research group. Recently, we demonstrated the potential antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory of 4-PSQ. For this reason, the first objective of this study was to expand our previous findings by investigating the contribution of glutamatergic, serotonergic and nitrergic systems to the acute antinociceptive action of this compound. Pretreatment with 4-PSQ (0.01-25 mg/kg, p.o.) reduced the nociception induced by glutamate...
May 23, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543219/prognostic-value-of-visceral-pleural-invasion-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-propensity-score-matching-study-based-on-the-seer-registry
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Xiaodong Yang, Fenghao Sun, Li Chen, Mengkun Shi, Yu Shi, Zongwu Lin, Mingxiang Feng, Cheng Zhan, Wei Jiang, Qun Wang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Visceral pleural invasion (VPI) is considered a poor prognostic factor in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We aimed to analyze the effect of VPI on cancer-specific survival, using propensity score matching (PSM) based on the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. METHODS: We identified 9901 patients with T1-2N0-2M0 who received segmentectomy, lobectomy, or pneumonectomy. Ten covariates were included in PSM. The effect of VPI on survival was assessed, stratified by nodal status and tumor size...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542402/evidence-for-pleural-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-murine-compensatory-lung-growth
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Alexandra B Ysasi, Willi L Wagner, Cristian D Valenzuela, Arne Kienzle, Andrew B Servais, Robert D Bennett, Akira Tsuda, Maximilian Ackermann, Steven J Mentzer
In many mammals, including rodents and humans, removal of one lung results in the compensatory growth of the remaining lung; however, the mechanism of compensatory lung growth is unknown. Here, we investigated the changes in morphology and phenotype of pleural cells after pneumonectomy. Between days 1 and 3 after pneumonectomy, cells expressing α-smooth muscle actin (SMA), a cytoplasmic marker of myofibroblasts, were significantly increased in the pleura compared to surgical controls (p < .01). Scanning electron microscopy of the pleural surface 3 days post-pneumonectomy demonstrated regions of the pleura with morphologic features consistent with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT); namely, cells with disrupted intercellular junctions and an acquired mesenchymal (rounded and fusiform) morphotype...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541140/chest-ultrasound-findings-in-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Paolo Agostinis, Roberto Copetti, Laura Lapini, Geraldo Badona Monteiro, Augusto N'Deque, Aldo Baritussio
In resource-limited countries, the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is based on clinical findings, chest radiography and the demonstration of acid-fast bacilli in sputum. Few data are available on the use of ultrasound (US) to diagnose pulmonary TB. Chest US was performed in patients with lung TB from a rural African setting, to look for signs of the disease and to clarify the role US may have in the diagnosis of pulmonary TB. Sixty adult patients diagnosed with lung TB underwent chest US. All patients had abnormal findings...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540798/pathological-effects-of-lung-radiofrequency-ablation-that-contribute-to-pneumothorax-using-a-porcine-model
#10
Jean Izaaryene, Frederic Cohen, Philippe Souteyrand, Pierre-Henri Rolland, Vincent Vidal, Jean-Michel Bartoli, Veronique Secq, Jean-Yves Gaubert
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of pneumothorax is 7 times higher after lung radiofrequency ablation (RFA) than after lung biopsy. The reasons for such a difference have never been objectified. The histopathologic changes in lung tissue are well-studied and established for RF in the ablation zone. However, it has not been previously described what the nature of thermal injury might be along the shaft of the RF electrode as it traverses through normal lung tissue to reach the ablation zone. The purpose of this study was to determine the changes occurring around the RF needle along the pathway between the ablated zone and the pleura...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540454/technical-consideration-of-the-movarpe-technique-in-intricate-pectus-excavatum-deformity
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Anton H Schwabegger, Barbara Del Frari, Julia Metzler
BACKGROUND: For the correction of pectus excavatum (PE) deformities in adolescents, adults, and generally in asymmetric cases, a semi-open approach called the MOVARPE (minor open videoendoscopically assisted repair of pectus excavatum) technique is used, consisting of standard pectus bar implantation hybridized with auxiliary sternum osteotomy and multiple chondrotomies. In this study, we report our experiences, discuss pros and cons, and provide technical refinements. METHODS: Between September 2005 and March 2015, 61 patients were selected to undergo the MOVARPE instead of the standard MIRPE (minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum) procedure because of age or specific morphologic characteristics of PE...
May 24, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539992/bi-directional-hepatic-hydrothorax
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Madhan Nellaiyappan, Anastasios Kapetanos
A 59-year-old male with alcoholic cirrhosis presented to our hospital with an acutely painful umbilical hernia, and 4 mo of exertional dyspnea. He was noted to be tachypneic and hypoxic. He had a massive right sided pleural effusion with leftward mediastinal shift and gross ascites, with a tense, fluid-filled, umbilical hernia. Emergent paracentesis with drain placement and a large volume thoracentesis were performed. Despite improvement in dyspnea and drainage of 15 L of ascitic fluid, the massive transudative pleural effusion remained largely unchanged...
May 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539863/pulmonary-aspergillosis-as-opportunistic-mycoses-in-a-cohort-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-patients-report-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-north-india
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Ravinder Kaur, Bhanu Mehra, Megh Singh Dhakad, Ritu Goyal, Richa Dewan
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of pulmonary aspergillosis in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons is rising. This study was designed to determine the prevalence of pulmonary aspergillosis in a cohort of HIV-positive patients (n = 71) presenting with lower respiratory tract infection at a tertiary care medical center in India. METHODS: Sputum samples were collected, and potassium hydroxide mount, cultural characteristics, and lactophenol cotton blue preparations were employed to aid in the identification of Aspergillus species...
April 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539742/neutralization-of-inflammation-by-inhibiting-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-secretory-phospholipase-a2-by-ethanol-extract-of-boerhaavia-diffusa-l
#14
Aladahalli S Giresha, Siddanakoppalu N Pramod, A D Sathisha, K K Dharmappa
BACKGROUND: Inflammation is a normal and necessary prerequisite to healing of the injured tissues. Inflammation contributes to all disease process including immunity, vascular pathology, trauma, sepsis, chemical, and metabolic injuries. The secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2) is a key enzyme in the production of pro-inflammatory mediators in chronic inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and asthma. The sPLA2 also contribute to neuroinflammatory disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Crohn's disease...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538388/myxedema-coma-a-case-report-of-pediatric-emergency-care
#15
Yueniu Zhu, Wenjuan Qiu, Mengyan Deng, Xiaodong Zhu
RAIONALE: Myxedema coma (MC) is extremely rare but lethal in pediatric patients with hypothyroidism leading to altered mental status and hypothermia. But there is no clinical guideline for such cases. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 6-year-old Chinese girl presented with coma and hypothermia preceded by pneumonia. Her lab results were: free thyroxin (T4) 4.18 pmol/L and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) > 150 μIU/mL with extremely elevated anti-thyroid peroxidase (TPO-Ab) and anti-thyroglobulin...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538234/overview-of-lung-development-in-the-newborn-human
#16
David Warburton
In human neonates rapid adaptation from an aqueous intrauterine environment to permanent air breathing is the rate-limiting step for extrauterine life, failure of which justifies the existence of neonatal intensive care units. The lung develops at about 4-6 weeks' gestation in humans as a ventral outpouching of the primitive foregut into the surrounding ventral mesenchyme, termed the laryngotracheal groove. At its posterior end lie progenitor cells that form a pair of bronchial tubes, from which arise all the distal epithelial structures of the lung...
2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538219/molecular-alterations-in-patients-with-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-presenting-with-malignant-pleural-effusion-at-the-first-diagnosis
#17
Erika F Rodriguez, Maryam Shabihkhani, Jamal Carter, Zahra Maleki
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report cytologic and molecular features of pulmonary adenocarcinoma patients presenting with a malignant pleural effusion at the first diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN: Patients who had a cytopathologic diagnosis conclusive for lung adenocarcinoma for the first time on their pleural fluid specimen, and molecular testing done, were studied. The control group consisted of patients with a malignant pleural effusion that developed during disease progression...
May 25, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537918/cryoablation-combined-with-allogenic-natural-killer-cell-immunotherapy-improves-the-curative-effect-in-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-cancer
#18
Mao Lin, Shuzhen Liang, Xiaohua Wang, Yinqing Liang, Mingjie Zhang, Jibing Chen, Lizhi Niu, Kecheng Xu
In this study, the clinical efficacy of cryosurgery combined with allogenic natural killer cell immunotherapy for advanced hepatocellular cancer was evaluated. From October 2015 to March 2017, we enrolled 61 patients who met the enrollment criteria and divided them into two groups: 1) the simple cryoablation group (Cryo group, n = 26); and 2) the cryoablation combined with allogenic natural killer cells group (Cryo-NK group, n = 35), the safety and short-term effects were evaluated firstly, then the median progression-free survival, response rate and disease control rate were assessed...
May 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537492/pleural-fluid-dna-integrity-index-as-a-diagnostic-marker-of-malignant-pleural-effusion
#19
A E Eltorgoman, Eae Badr, Yfae Kombr, M Yousif
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537064/-pleural-effusion-due-to-parvimonas-micra-a-case-report-and-a-literature-review-of-30-cases
#20
F Cobo, J Rodríguez-Granger, A Sampedro, L Aliaga-Martínez, J M Navarro-Marí
The clinical and microbiological characteristics of infections caused by Parvimonas micra is described, including 30 cases in the literature and a new case handled at the present centre. Out of the 31 patients, 18 were male; mean age at diagnosis was 65.1 ± 13.0 years. Infection site was the vertebral spine in 14 patients and joints and heart valves in 5 each one; pain was present in all patients with articular localization and in almost all patients with vertebral involvement. The diagnosis was obtained from fluid aspirate or drainage in 13 cases and blood cultures in 11...
May 24, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
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