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Louis J Imbriano, Joseph Mattana, James Drakakis, John K Maesaka
BACKGROUND: There is controversy over the prevalence of the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) and cerebral or renal salt wasting (RSW), 2 syndromes with identical common clinical and laboratory parameters but different therapies. The traditional approach to the hyponatremic patient relies on volume assessment, but there are limitations to this method. METHODS: We used an algorithm that relies on fractional excretion of urate (FEurate) to evaluate patients with hyponatremia and present 4 illustrative cases...
October 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
B J Laan, S M van den Heiligenberg, M Hemelaar
BACKGROUND: Classical Meigs' syndrome consists of the triad of an ovarian fibroma, ascites and pleural effusion. A characteristic of the syndrome is that the excess fluid is resorbed after surgical resection of the tumour. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 49-year-old woman was admitted to accident and emergency department in a neglected, cachectic and hypothermic condition. A CT scan revealed an ovarian tumour, ascites and a right-sided pleural effusion. The level of the tumour marker CA-125 was also greatly elevated...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Heather Miller, Matthew L Anderson, Christopher P Smith, Alireza A Shamshirsaz, Karin A Fox
BACKGROUND: Chylous ascites is defined as the pathologic accumulation of lymphatic fluid within the peritoneal cavity and has been reported to complicate gynecologic surgeries, with an incidence of 0.17-2%. We report a case of chylous ascites after complex surgery for placenta percreta. CASE: A 26-year-old woman underwent cesarean delivery followed by bilateral uterine artery embolization and modified radical hysterectomy at 26 5/7 weeks of gestation for placenta percreta invading the urinary bladder...
October 6, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lara Cusack, Cara Field, Alexa McDermott, Brandon Pogue, Tonya Clauss, Gregory Bossart, Alvin Camus
A 19-year-old male African penguin ( Spheniscus demersus ) was presented with coelomic distention after a 6-week history of lethargy and decreased appetite. Results of radiographs showed loss of coelomic detail, and ultrasound and computed tomography results revealed coelomic fluid and dilated hepatic veins. Echocardiography revealed moderate right atrial enlargement. Findings were consistent with right-sided cardiac disease. Treatment with furosemide initially reduced ascites, but the clinical condition worsened weeks later and enalapril, pimobendan, and sildenafil were added to the medical therapy...
September 2016: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Faisal Inayat, Zia Ur Rahman, Abu Hurairah
Our objective was to study nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as a relevant risk factor associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with and without cirrhosis. HCC is a common cancer worldwide that predominantly involves patients with hepatic cirrhosis. HCC has recently been linked to NAFLD, the hepatic manifestation of obesity and related metabolic disorders. This association is alarming due to the high prevalence of NAFLD globally, which may contribute to the rising incidence of HCC. A 31-year-old female with a history of dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus presented with abdominal pain that persisted for six months...
August 29, 2016: Curēus
Florian Finkernagel, Silke Reinartz, Sonja Lieber, Till Adhikary, Annika Wortmann, Nathalie Hoffmann, Tim Bieringer, Andrea Nist, Thorsten Stiewe, Julia M Jansen, Uwe Wagner, Sabine Müller-Brüsselbach, Rolf Müller
Macrophages occur as resident cells of fetal origin or as infiltrating blood monocyte-derived cells. Despite the critical role of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) in tumor progression, the contribution of these developmentally and functionally distinct macrophage subsets and their alteration by the tumor microenvironment are poorly understood. We have addressed this question by comparing TAMs from human ovarian carcinoma ascites, resident peritoneal macrophages (pMPHs) and monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs)...
September 21, 2016: Oncotarget
Rohan M Modi, Nishi Patel, Sherif N Metwally, Khalid Mumtaz
Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) plays an important role in patients with liver cirrhosis on the wait list for liver transplantation (LT). The 1 and 5-year probability of developing HRS in cirrhotic with ascites is 20% and 40%, respectively. In this article, we reviewed current concepts in HRS pathophysiology, guidelines for HRS diagnosis, effective treatment options presently available, and controversies surrounding liver alone vs simultaneous liver kidney transplant (SLKT) in transplant candidates. Many treatment options including albumin, vasoconstrictors, renal replacement therapy, and eventual LT have remained a mainstay in the treatment of HRS...
August 28, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
Duo Zhang, Wei Xia, Tong Tong, Cheng Li, Wei Shi, Ming-Xing Yan, Rui-Hong Xue, Xiao-Ming Guan, Jian Zhang
Adenomyosis, a benign invasion of endometrium, is closely related to endometriosis. Cysteine-rich 61 (Cyr61), a protein present in all endometrial tissues and menstrual effluents, is known to be associated with endometriosis. However, its relation to adenomyosis has not been determined thus far. Therefore, here, we aimed to investigate the expression of Cyr61 protein in adenomyosis and determine the correlation between Cyr61 expression and clinicopathologic parameters in patients with adenomyosis. One hundred and twenty patients with histologically diagnosed adenomyosis, who underwent hysterectomy for non-endometrial disease were enrolled in this study...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Yu-Chen Fan, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Yan-Yan Sun, Na Wang, Xiao-Yan Xiao, Kai Wang
A20 is an important negative immune regulator but its role in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is still unknown. This present study was to investigate the potential role of A20 gene in the progression of chronic HBV infection. A total of 236 chronic HBV patients were included and consisted of 63 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), 87 liver cirrhosis (LC) and 86 chronic hepatitis B (CHB). The mRNA level of A20 gene in peripheral blood mononuclear cells was determined using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
September 13, 2016: Oncotarget
Mustafa Zelal Muallem, Jumana Almuheimid, Rolf Richter, Elena Ioana Braicu, Suzan Osman, Jalid Sehouli
AIM: This study aimed to analyze diaphragmatic interventions and their complications in primary cytoreductive surgery (PCS) and to study their impact on attaining complete tumor resection (CTR) in advanced ovarian cancer (AOC), which is purportedly reflected in better disease-free and overall survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study's collective consisted of 536 consecutive patients presenting a first diagnosis of AOC who underwent PCS between 2007 and 2013 at the Charité Medical University, Berlin...
September 2016: Anticancer Research
Denis Lane, Isabelle Matte, Claude Laplante, Perrine Garde-Granger, Alex Carignan, Paul Bessette, Claudine Rancourt, Alain Piché
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer (OC) ascites consist in a proinflammatory tumor environment that is characterized by the presence of various cytokines, chemokines and growth factors. The presence of these inflammatory-related factors in ascites is associated with a more aggressive tumor phenotype. CCL18 is a member of CCL chemokines and its expression has been associated with poor prognosis in some cancers. However, its role in OC progression has not been established. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to elucidate the role of ascites CCL18 in OC progression...
2016: Molecular Cancer
Vilma Takayasu, Lorena Silva Laborda, Raquel Bernardelli, Henrique Trombini Pinesi, Marilia Polo Minguete E Silva, Viviane Chiavelli, Angélica Braz Simões, Aloisio Felipe-Silva
Amyloidosis comprises a group of diseases that occurs in five to nine cases per million patients per year worldwide irrespective of its classification. Although the hepatic involvement in primary amyloidosis is frequent, the clinical manifestations of liver amyloidosis are mild or even absent. The authors report the case of an aged man who complained of diffuse abdominal pain and marked weight loss and presented clinical signs of hepatopathy. Clinical workup revealed portal hypertension with ascites, hemorrhoids, and esophageal varices...
April 2016: Autopsy & case reports
Bradley J Monk, Andrés Poveda, Ignace Vergote, Francesco Raspagliesi, Keiichi Fujiwara, Duk-Soo Bae, Ana Oaknin, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Diane M Provencher, Beth Y Karlan, Catherine Lhommé, Gary Richardson, Dolores Gallardo Rincón, Robert L Coleman, Christian Marth, Arija Brize, Michel Fabbro, Andrés Redondo, Aristotelis Bamias, Haijun Ma, Florian D Vogl, Bruce A Bach, Amit M Oza
PURPOSE: Trebananib, a peptibody that blocks binding of angiopoietin-1 and -2 to Tie2, significantly prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer in the phase 3 TRINOVA-1 study. We report overall survival (OS) in the intent-to-treat population and clinically relevant subgroups and time to second disease progression (PFS-2). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Women with recurrent disease (platinum-free interval<12months) were randomized to receive intravenous paclitaxel 80mg/m(2) (3weeks on/1week off) plus intravenous trebananib 15mg/kg or placebo, weekly...
October 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
Mohammed Anwar, Sohail Akhter, Neha Mallick, Sharmistha Mohapatra, Sobiya Zafar, M Moshahid A Rizvi, Asgar Ali, Farhan J Ahmad
Cancer chemotherapeutic drug containing PEGylated lipidic nanocapsules (D-LNCs) were formulated by the controlled addition of organic phase (combined solution of paclitaxel and curcumin in a mixture of oleic acid and MPEG2000-DSPE (90:2.5 molar ratio) in acetone) to the aqueous phase (consist of Poloxamer 407 as emulsifying agents and glycerol as a co-solvent) at a temperature of 55-60°C followed by evaporation of organic solvent. The obtained pre-colloidal dispersion of D-LNCs was processed through high pressure homogenization to get more uniformly and nano-sized particles...
August 19, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Erica C Dun, Serena Wong, Nisha A Lakhi, Ceana H Nehzat
OBJECTIVE: To report the medical and surgical management of a rare case of recurrent moss-like endometriosis and associated hemorrhagic ascites. DESIGN: Video description of the case, demonstration of the surgical technique, discussion of the histology, and review of endometriosis-associated ascites. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENT(S): A 26-year-old nulliparous woman of Nigerian heritage with recurrent hemorrhagic ascites due to endometriosis...
August 16, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
Aristomenes Kollas, George Zarkavelis, Anna Goussia, Aikaterini Kafantari, Anna Batistatou, Zoi Evangelou, Eva Sintou, Nicholas Pavlidis
Signet-ring cell carcinoma is a highly malignant adenocarcinoma consisting of cells characterized as cytoplasmic vacuoles filled with mucin. The most common primary location of this type of cancer is the stomach, but it may also be found in other organs such as prostate, testis, bladder, ovaries, or colon. To date, metastatic signet-ring cell carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) site to the testis is an extremely rare entity in daily practice. Reviewing the literature, we have been able to detect only three cases of testicular metastases from CUP, two with histological diagnosis of a signet-ring cell carcinoma and one with an adenocarcinoma...
2016: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Gitte Dam, Hendrik Vilstrup, Hugh Watson, Peter Jepsen
UNLABELLED: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be a risk factor for hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in patients with cirrhosis, possibly through translocation of gut bacteria, which can also lead to spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). We examined the associations between PPIs and development of HE or SBP in patients with cirrhosis with ascites. We used data from three 1-year trials of satavaptan for ascites control. We used Cox regression to compare HE and SBP rates between users and nonusers of PPIs...
October 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Catrin Morgan, Kate Nicholls, Nusraat Gangat, Stafford Sansome
A young pregnant Zambian woman was referred from a district hospital in South Zambia to the university teaching hospital, Lusaka with severe anaemia and ascites. The ascites had developed over a month and the woman was currently 15 weeks pregnant. Further workup revealed that the patient was HIV-positive and the ascitic tap showed haemorrhagic fluid. After being reviewed by multiple doctors, the cause of the haemorrhagic ascites remained unclear; therefore, the decision was made to do a laparotomy. The laparotomy revealed haemoperitoneum and a large cyst attached to the liver containing 5 L of bloodstained fluid...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
A R Patil, S Nandikoor, J De Marco, R Bhat, S Shivakumar, G Mallrajapatna
The lymphatic system of the abdomen comprises of the cisterna chyli, its major and minor lymphatic tributaries, and lymph nodes. Disorders of the lymphatic system of the abdomen are rarely encountered and consist of primary and secondary types. Abdominal lymphangiomas constitute the majority and have characteristic imaging features. Complicated lymphangiomas may pose a diagnostic dilemma. Generalised systemic lymphangiomatosis is a rare condition and affects major organs with a poor prognosis. Retroperitoneal lymphangiectasia in the appropriate setting might predict underlying infection, such as filariasis...
October 2016: Clinical Radiology
Qusay A Abdoh, Asma M Alnajjar, Faisal A Abaalkhail, Mohammed Al Sebayel, Hussa F Al-Hussaini, Waleed K Al-Hamoudi, Hazem Helmy, Mohamad Almansour, Hussien A Elsiesy
HEHE is a rare neoplasm of vascular origin that occurs in the liver; UNOS reported a favorable outcome after liver transplantation in 110 patients with 1-year and 5-year survival of 80% and 64%. Case Report. A 40-year-old lady presented with a three-month history of right upper abdominal pain with nausea, vomiting, and significant loss of weight associated with scleral icterus and progressive abdominal distension. Examination revealed jaundice, hepatomegaly, and ascites. Serum bilirubin was 26.5 mg/dL and ALP was 552 CT...
2016: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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