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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049319/clinical-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-associated-with-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-an-11-year-follow-up-report-from-taiwan
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Kuo-Shao Sun, Ching-Fang Tsai, Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen, Wan-Chun Huang
BACKGROUND: Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) has high mortality rate but prognostic factors are not well established. The aim of our study was to evaluate the trend in in-hospital mortality over a period of 11 years and identify factors affecting the clinical outcomes of patients with IPA. METHOD: We conducted a nationwide inpatient population study using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. A total of 407 IPA patients from 2002 to 2012 were included in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046800/re-irradiation-of-locoregional-esophageal-cancer-recurrence-following-definitive-chemoradiotherapy-a-report-of-6-cases
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Atsuto Katano, Hideomi Yamashita, Keiichi Nakagawa
There is currently no consensus on salvage therapy for recurrent esophageal cancer. Salvage surgery is a well-established option for attaining long-term survival; however, it is associated with a high risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality. A total of 6 patients who underwent re-irradiation for recurrence of locoregional esophageal cancer following definitive chemoradiotherapy were investigated. The median interval between initial radiotherapy and re-irradiation was 17.4 months (range, 6.4-59.2 months)...
October 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046248/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-outcomes-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-bacteremia
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Jung-Jr Ye, Shian-Sen Shie, Chun-Wen Cheng, Jeng-How Yang, Po-Yen Huang, Ting-Shu Wu, Ming-Hsun Lee, Ching-Tai Huang
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE-fm) bacteremia causes significant mortality in hospitalized patients. We sought to investigate clinical characteristics, treatment outcomes, and microbiological eradication associated with VRE-fm bacteremia. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted and included 210 adult patients admitted between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2015. RESULTS: The mean Pitt bacteremia score was 4...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040711/diagnosis-and-outcome-of-biopsies-of-indeterminate-lesions-of-the-cavernous-sinus-and-meckel-s-cave-a-retrospective-case-series-in-85-patients
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Joshua D Hughes, Joseph Kapurch, Jamie J Van Gompel, Fredric B Meyer, Bruce E Pollock, John Atkinson, Michael J Link
BACKGROUND: When clinical presentation, laboratory studies, or imaging cannot diagnose cavernous sinus (CS) and/or Meckel's cave (MC) lesions, biopsy may be necessary. OBJECTIVE: To review our institutional series of biopsies of indeterminate CS and MC lesions. METHODS: Records from January 1994 to June 2016 were searched for biopsied indeterminate CS and MC lesions. We defined indeterminate as having an atypical imaging appearance or a broad differential and the need for tissue for definitive diagnosis...
October 11, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993874/prognosis-of-patients-with-primary-malignant-brain-tumors-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-a-two-decade-experience
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Maxens Decavèle, Nicolas Weiss, Isabelle Rivals, Hélène Prodanovic, Ahmed Idbaih, Julien Mayaux, Thomas Similowski, Alexandre Demoule
The purpose of this study is to describe the reasons for ICU admission and to evaluate the outcome and prognostic factors of patients with primary malignant brain tumors (PMBT) admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). This is a retrospective observational cohort study of 196 PMBT patients admitted to two ICUs over a 19-year period. Acute respiratory failure was the main reason for ICU admission (45%) followed by seizures (25%) and non-epileptic coma (14%). Seizures were more common in patients with glial lesions (84 vs...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966482/comparative-evaluation-of-galactomannan-test-with-bronchoalveolar-lavage-and-serum-for-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-aspergillosis-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies
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Ankit Gupta, Malini R Capoor, Trupti Shende, Bhawna Sharma, Ritin Mohindra, Jagdish Chander Suri, Dipender Kumar Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with hematological malignancies. In recent years, testing for values of galactomannan (GM) in serum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid has been investigated as a diagnostic test for IPA for such patients, but global experience and consensus on optical density (OD) cutoffs, especially for BAL galactomannan remains lacking. METHODS: We performed a prospective case-control study to determine an optimal BAL GM OD cutoff for IPA in at-risk patients...
October 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954408/history-and-outcome-of-febrile-neutropenia-outside-the-oncology-setting-a-retrospective-study-of-76-cases-related-to-non-chemotherapy-drugs
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Emmanuel Andrès, Rachel Mourot-Cottet, Frédéric Maloisel, Olivier Keller, Thomas Vogel, François Séverac, Martine Tebacher, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Jean-Christophe Weber, Georges Kaltenbach, Bernard Goichot, Jean Sibilia, Anne-Sophie Korganow, Raoul Herbrecht
BACKGROUND: Despite major advances in its prevention and treatment, febrile neutropenia remains a most concerning complication of cancer chemotherapy. Outside the oncology setting, however, only few data are currently available on febrile neutropenia related to non-chemotherapy drugs. We report here data on 76 patients with febrile neutropenia related to non-chemotherapy drugs, followed up in a referral center within a university hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 76 patients with idiosyncratic drug-induced febrile neutropenia were retrospectively reviewed...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943936/nhe1-has-a-notable-role-in-metastasis-and-drug-resistance-of-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Ehtisham Altaf, Xiaoxing Huang, Jie Xiong, Xiangyong Yang, Xinzhou Deng, Meng Xiong, Lu Zhou, Shan Pan, Wen Yuan, Xinran Li, Ling Hao, Kingsley Miyanda Tembo, Ruijing Xiao, Qiuping Zhang
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) represents a spectrum of hematological malignancies that affect human health. Metastasis and chemotherapeutic drug resistance are the primary causes of mortality in patients with T-ALL. Sodium-hydrogen antiporter 1 (NHE1) is established to serve a role in metastasis and drug resistance in numerous types of cancer; however, the function of NHE1 in T-ALL remains to be elucidated. Previously, the C-C-motif chemokine ligand 25 (CCL25) was identified to be involved in metastasis and drug resistance in the MOLT4 T-ALL cell line, as was the ezrin protein...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926801/epidemiology-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-hematological-cancers-the-scandinavian-thrombosis-and-cancer-stac-cohort
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Inger Lise Gade, Sigrid Brækkan, Inger Anne Næss, John-Bjarne Hansen, Frits Rosendaal, Suzanne Cannegieter, Kim Overvad, Hilde Jensvoll, Jens Hammerstrøm, Olga Vikhammer Gran, Anne Tjønneland, Søren Risom Kristensen, Marianne Tang Severinsen
INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in cancer patients, however the risk of VTE differs according to cancer type. Hematological cancers have varying phenotypes. Incidence rates (IR) of VTE in different hematological cancer types have not been investigated in a cancer-exposed subset of the general population. METHODS: In a population-based cohort, we estimated incidence rates of VTE among patients with six subtypes of hematological cancer and among age and sex matched reference subjects...
September 5, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919347/invasive-mold-infections-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-patients-with-hematologic-cancer-or-stem-cell-transplantation-2000-2016-uncommon-with-improved-survival-but-still-deadly-often
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Minas P Economides, Leomar Y Ballester, Vinodh A Kumar, Ying Jiang, Jeffrey Tarrand, Victor Prieto, Harrys A Torres, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis
BACKGROUND: Historically considered to have very poor outcome, there is paucity of recent data regarding invasive mold infections (IMIs) of the central nervous system (CNS) in patients with hematologic cancer (HC) or stem cell transplantation (SCT). METHODS: We reviewed the records of HC patients and/or SCT recipients who were diagnosed with CNS IMIs (EORTC/MSG criteria) at MD Anderson Cancer Center (1/1/2000-6/31/2016). Risk factors for survival at day (d) 42 post diagnosis were assessed...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871665/the-glasgow-prognostic-score-as-a-pre-transplant-risk-assessment-for-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Yasuhiko Shibasaki, Tatsuya Suwabe, Takayuki Katagiri, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Hironori Kobayashi, Kyoko Fuse, Takashi Ushiki, Naoko Sato, Toshio Yano, Takashi Kuroha, Shigeo Hashimoto, Miwako Narita, Tatsuo Furukawa, Hirohito Sone, Masayoshi Masuko
Evaluation methods, such as scoring systems for predicting complications in advance, are necessary for determining the adaptation of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) and selecting appropriate conditioning regimens. The Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation-specific Comorbidity Index (HCT-CI), which is based on functions of main organs, is a useful tool for pre-transplant risk assessments and has been widely applied in determining treatment strategies for patients with hematological diseases...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870777/effects-of-late-toxicities-on-outcomes-in-long-term-survivors-of-ex-vivo-cd34-selected-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Michael Scordo, Gunjan L Shah, Satyajit Kosuri, Diego Adrianzen Herrera, Christina Cho, Sean M Devlin, Molly A Maloy, Jimmy Nieves, Taylor Borrill, Scott T Avecilla, Richard C Meagher, Dean C Carlow, Richard J O'Reilly, Esperanza B Papadopoulos, Ann A Jakubowski, Guenther Koehne, Boglarka Gyurkocza, Hugo Castro-Malaspina, Roni Tamari, Miguel-Angel Perales, Sergio A Giralt, Brian C Shaffer
The late adverse events in long-term survivors after myeloablative-conditioned allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) with ex vivo CD34(+) cell selection are not well characterized. Using the National Cancer Institute's Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, version 4.0, we assessed all grade ≥3 toxicities from the start of conditioning to the date of death, relapse, or last contact in 131 patients who survived >1 year post-HCT, identifying 285 individual toxicities among 17 organ-based toxicity groups...
September 1, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866044/investigation-of-the-preventive-effect-of-sijunzi-decoction-on-mitomycin-c-induced-immunotoxicity-in-rats-by-1-h-nmr-and-ms-based-untargeted-metabolomic-analysis
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Zhibo Guan, Juan Wu, Cancan Wang, Fang Zhang, Yinan Wang, Miao Wang, Min Zhao, Chunjie Zhao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Sijunzi decoction (SJZD) is a well known traditional Chinese prescription used for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and immunity enhancement. It has been found to indeed improve life quality of chemotherapy patients and extensive used in clinical conbined with chemotherapeutics for the treatment of cancer. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to investigate the preventive effect of the immunotoxicity of SJZD on mitomycin C (MMC) and the metabolic mechanism of action...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844403/sepsis-and-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a%C3%A2-population-level-study-of-comparative-outcomes-of-patients-discharged-from-texas%C3%A2-hospitals
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Imrana A Malik, Marylou Cardenas-Turanzas, Susan Gaeta, Gautum Borthakur, Kristen Price, Jorge Cortes, Joseph L Nates
BACKGROUND: In the United States, approximately 750,000 cases of sepsis occur annually, and 28% to 50% of affected people die. Treatment is costly, often involving admission to the intensive care unit and prolonged hospitalization. We evaluated outcomes of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and sepsis in Texas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study of adults discharged from Texas hospitals during 2011, using ICD-9-CM codes and the Texas Inpatient Data Collection...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836006/management-of-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-in-critically-ill-cancer-patients
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Sarah Morin, Adeline Grateau, Danielle Reuter, Eric de Kerviler, Constance de Margerie-Mellon, Cédric de Bazelaire, Lara Zafrani, Benoit Schlemmer, Elie Azoulay, Emmanuel Canet
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe the management and outcome of critically ill cancer patients with Superior Vena Cava Syndrome (SVCS). METHODS: All cancer patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (ICU) of the Saint-Louis University Hospital for a SVCS between January 2004 and December 2016 were included. RESULTS: Of the 50 patients included in the study, obstruction of the superior vena cava was partial in two-thirds of the cases and complete in one-third...
August 24, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832654/the-bereavement-experience-of-adolescents-and-early-young-adults-with-cancer-peer-and-parental-loss-due-to-death-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-adverse-psychological-outcomes
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Liza-Marie Johnson, Carlos Torres, April Sykes, Deborah V Gibson, Justin N Baker
BACKGROUND: Adolescents commonly experience loss due to death, and perceived closeness to the deceased can often increase the intensity of bereavement. Adolescents and early young adult (AeYA) oncology patients may recall previous losses or experience new losses, possibly of other children with cancer, while coping with their own increased risk of mortality. The bereavement experiences of AeYA patients are not well described in the literature. METHODS AND FINDINGS: This analysis of bereavement sought to describe the prevalence and types of losses, the support following a death, and the impact of loss on AeYAs aged 13-21 years with malignant disease (or a hematologic disorder requiring allogeneic transplant)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814809/non-thermal-plasma-treated-solution-demonstrates-antitumor-activity-against-pancreatic-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Kim Rouven Liedtke, Sander Bekeschus, André Kaeding, Christine Hackbarth, Jens-Peter Kuehn, Claus-Dieter Heidecke, Wolfram von Bernstorff, Thomas von Woedtke, Lars Ivo Partecke
Pancreatic cancer is associated with a high mortality rate. In advanced stage, patients often experience peritoneal carcinomatosis. Using a syngeneic murine pancreatic cancer cell tumor model, the effect of non-thermal plasma (NTP) on peritoneal metastatic lesions was studied. NTP generates reactive species of several kinds which have been proven to be of relevance in cancer. In vitro, exposure to both plasma and plasma-treated solution significantly decreased cell viability and proliferation of 6606PDA cancer cells, whereas mouse fibroblasts were less affected...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808383/chemopreventive-potential-of-major-flavonoid-compound-of-methanolic-bark-extract-of-saraca-asoca-roxb-in-benzene-induced-toxicity-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-mice
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Manas Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Mithun Shaw, Debjani Nath
BACKGROUND: Saraca asoca (SA) (Roxb.) is one of the folk medicinal plants found in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Its major biological activity appears due to the presence of flavonoid group of compounds in its bark extract. OBJECTIVE: In this study, our research aims to analyze the chemopreventive effect of flavonoids, especially a natural phenol catechin present in the bark methanolic extract of SA on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The total bark extract was partitioned and analyzed on thin-layer chromatography (TLC) plate...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749989/respiratory-events-in-ward-are-associated-with-later-intensive-care-unit-icu-admission-and-hospital-mortality-in-onco-hematology-patients-not-admitted-to-icu-after-a-first-request
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Laure Doukhan, Magali Bisbal, Laurent Chow-Chine, Antoine Sannini, Jean Paul Brun, Sylvie Cambon, Lam Nguyen Duong, Marion Faucher, Djamel Mokart
INTRODUCTION: Prognostic impact of delayed intensive care unit(ICU) admission in critically ill cancer patients remains debatable. We determined predictive factors for later ICU admission and mortality in cancer patients initially not admitted after their first ICU request. METHODS: All cancer patients referred for an emergency ICU admission between 1 January 2012 and 31 August 2013 were included. RESULTS: Totally, 246(54.8%) patients were immediately admitted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749114/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-admitted-for-intensive-care-a-single-centre-experience
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Shafaq Maqsood, Farhana Badar, Abdul Hameed
Background and Purpose: Patients with hematological malignancies admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) generally have a high mortality rate. The aim of our study was to assess the characteristics and outcomes of such patients and to identify factors predicting ICU mortality. Material and Methods: This retrospective chart review was conducted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre over a period of 5 years, from January 2010 to January 2015. Results: Characteristics :A total of 213 patients were included in this study...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
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