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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513532/natural-killer-cells-response-to-il-2-stimulation-is-distinct-between-ascites-with-the-presence-or-absence-of-malignant-cells-in-ovarian-cancer-patients
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Rodrigo Fernandes da Silva, Adriana Yoshida, Daniela Maira Cardozo, Rodrigo Menezes Jales, Silke Paust, Sophie Derchain, Fernando Guimarães
Peritoneal ascites are a distinguishable feature of patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The presence of different lymphocyte subsets has been reported in EOC-associated ascites, which also can or not contain malignant cells. The goal of this study was to analyze the functional characteristics of natural killer (NK) cells from EOC-associated ascites in terms of their expression of activating receptors and ascites' contents of lymphocyte subtypes, cytokine profile and presence of EOC cells...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507577/peritoneal-lavage-examination-as-a-prognostic-tool-in-cases-of-gastric-cancer
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David Hoskovec, Jozef Varga, Petr Dytrych, Ellen Konecna, Jan Matek
INTRODUCTION: Peritoneal tumor seeding is a common form of recurrence after gastric cancer surgery. The finding of free tumor cells and/or elevation of tumor markers in the peritoneal fluid could predict intraperitoneal tumor recurrence. The results of these examination can be used for indication of aggressive treatment modalities such as hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We have operated on 105 patients suffering from gastric cancer...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506039/plasma-d-dimer-can-effectively-predict-the-prospective-occurrence-of-ascites-in-advanced-schistosomiasis-japonica-patients
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Xiaoying Wu, Jianwei Ren, Zulu Gao, Yun Xu, Huiqun Xie, Tingfang Li, Yanhua Cheng, Fei Hu, Hongyun Liu, Zhihong Gong, Jinyi Liang, Jia Shen, Zhen Liu, Feng Wu, Xi Sun, Zhongzheng Niu, An Ning
China still has more than 30,000 patients of advanced schistosomiasis while new cases being reported consistently. D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product. As ascites being the dominating symptom in advanced schistosomiasis, the present study aimed to explore a prediction model of ascites with D-dimer and other clinical easy-achievable indicators. A case-control study nested in a prospective cohort was conducted in schistosomiasis-endemic area of southern China. A total of 291 patients of advanced schistosomiasis were first investigated in 2013 and further followed in 2014...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494535/tak-264-mln0264-in-previously-treated-asian-patients-with-advanced-gastrointestinal-carcinoma-expressing-guanylyl-cyclase-c-results-from-an-open-label-non-randomized-phase-1-study
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Yung-Jue Bang, Toshimi Takano, Chia-Chi Lin, Adedigbo Fasanmade, Huyuan Yang, Hadi Danaee, Takayuki Asato, Thea Kalebic, Hui Wang, Toshihiko Doi
Purpose: This phase 1 dose-escalation portion of the study evaluated the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), and antitumor activity of TAK-264 in Asian patients with advanced gastrointestinal (GI) carcinoma or metastatic or recurrent gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma expressing guanylyl cyclase C (GCC). Materials and Methods: Adult patients with advanced GI malignancies expressing GCC (H-score ≥ 10) received TAK-264 on day 1 of 3-week cycles as 30-minute intravenous infusions for up to 1 year or until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity...
May 10, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482758/lesions-caused-by-virulent-aeromonas-hydrophila-in-farmed-catfish-ictalurus-punctatus-and-i-punctatus-%C3%A3-i-furcatus-in-mississippi
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Wes A Baumgartner, Lorelei Ford, Larry Hanson
In 2009, a virulent strain of Aeromonas hydrophila caused severe disease and high mortalities (motile aeromonad septicemia variant [MASv]) in farmed channel catfish ( Ictalurus punctatus) and hybrid catfish ( I. punctatus × I. furcatus) in eastern Mississippi and Alabama. As is common in MAS, there is severe hemorrhagic dermatitis with ulceration, as well as abdominal hyperemia, petechiation, and mild ascites. Additional findings in MASv cases include panophthalmitis and orbital cellulitis, leading to ocular rupture, and brains are often hyperemic with mild random acute hemorrhage...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467978/prognostic-significance-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-ovarian-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Qi-Tao Huang, Lin Zhou, Wen-Juan Zeng, Qian-Qian Ma, Wei Wang, Mei Zhong, Yan-Hong Yu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Published data on the prognostic role of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in ovarian cancer are controversial. We conducted this meta-analysis to obtain a more accurate assessment of prognostic significance of NLR in ovarian cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search using the electronic databases PubMed, Web of Science, and Embase up to May 2016. Hazard ratio (HR) and odd ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were calculated...
May 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464346/review-article-maximising-quality-of-life-while-aspiring-for-quantity-of-life-in-end-stage-liver-disease
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R A Bhanji, E J Carey, K D Watt
BACKGROUND: With recent advances in the management of chronic liver disease and its complications, the long-term survival in cirrhosis has improved. Therefore, the number of individuals who will spend a significant proportion of their life with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) may continue to rise. Thus, more attention to quality of life (QOL) and its integration with traditional clinical endpoints is needed. AIMS: Recently, there have been many studies looking at treatment outcomes and their impact on the QOL in patients with ESLD...
May 2, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439483/whipple-s-disease-manifested-as-recurrent-ascites
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Ali Aamar, Kamraan Madhani, Muhammad S Anwar, Prabhdeep Singh, Joel Garsten
Whipple's disease commonly presents as chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain. Ascites is an uncommon presentation of Whipple's disease. Here, we report a rare case of a 47-year-old male who presented with diarrhea and abdominal distention for three months. The physical examination was significant for ascites. Serum albumin was low and serum-to-ascites albumin gradient was < 1.1 g/dl. This suggested that ascites was less likely to be present due to portal hypertension. Enteroscopy showed erythematous duodenum and jejunum; biopsy was suggestive of periodic acid-Schiff stain (PAS) positive macrophages consistent with Whipple's disease...
March 21, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403599/renal-extracapsular-hypoechoic-rim-and-kidney-cortical-thickness
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Simone Brardi, Gabriele Cevenini, Roberto Ponchietti, Giuseppe Romano, Ennio Duranti
OBJECTIVES: A renal extracapsular hypoechoic rim was previously recognized and interpreted as a typical sonographic finding of renal failure. Subsequently it was hypothesized that the hypoechoic rim could be produced by a state of sodium retention and oedema caused by nephropathy but not necessarily associated with renal failure. In order to get this cleared we performed a retrospective analysis of 80 renal ultrasound examinations, carried out at our center, in 41 of which it was found a renal extracapsular hypoechoic rim...
March 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396581/coil-embolization-of-spontaneous-splenic-arteriovenous-fistula-for-treatment-of-portal-hypertension
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H Edward Garrett, Lamar Mack
BACKGROUND Splenic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is a rare cause of portal hypertension which may manifest with abdominal pain, diarrhea, ascites, and/or hematemesis. Fistula formation may be traumatic or spontaneous. Eighty-six percent of spontaneous splenic AVFs occur in women, and 55% are associated with a preexisting splenic artery aneurysm. CASE REPORT A 64-year-old Caucasian female with unremarkable past medical history presented with new onset of left lower quadrant abdominal pain and persistent diarrhea...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392947/nuclear-imaging-to-detect-diaphragmatic-perforation-as-a-rare-complication-of-microwave-ablation
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Stephanie Cull, Gebran Khneizer, Abhishek Krishna, Razi Muzaffar, Sameer Gadani, Zafar Jamkhana
Acquired diaphragmatic perforation leading to massive hepatic hydrothorax and respiratory failure is a rare complication of microwave ablation (MWA) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Imaging modalities to detect pleuroperitoneal communication remain poorly described. We report a nuclear imaging technique used to efficiently diagnose and locate diaphragmatic defects. A 57-year-old male with cirrhosis and HCC presented with respiratory distress after undergoing MWA of a HCC lesion. He was admitted to the intensive care unit for noninvasive positive pressure ventilator support...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386572/spontaneous-fungal-peritonitis-in-ascites-of-cardiac-origin
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Yuchen Wang, Seema Gandhi, Bashar M Attar
Spontaneous fungal peritonitis (SFP) is an infrequent but severe complication most commonly described in patients with liver cirrhosis. We present the first case of culture-proven SFP occurring in cardiogenic ascites. The diagnosis of SFP was clinically challenging as the initial ascites was consistent with the more common diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). The patient did not respond to antibacterial therapy, however, and the final diagnosis was only made with positive ascitic cultures that grew Candida glabrata...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358641/intrapericardial-cystic-hematoma-in-a-dog-treated-by-thoracoscopic-subtotal-pericardectomy
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Chi-Ya Chen, Boel A Fransson, Adam M Nylund
CASE DESCRIPTION A 2-year-old castrated male mixed-breed dog was evaluated because of a 1-week history of respiratory distress and abdominal distension. Thoracic radiography and echocardiography at that time revealed an enlarged cardiac silhouette and pericardial effusion; abdominal radiography and ultrasonography revealed ascites. CLINICAL FINDINGS At the initial referral examination 5 weeks later, the dog weighed 37.5 kg (82.5 lb) and appeared clinically normal. The only abnormality detected was a grade I/VI systolic murmur on the left side of the thorax...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357982/co-infection-of-acipenserid-herpesvirus-2-acihv-2-and-streptococcus-iniae-in-cultured-white-sturgeon-acipenser-transmontanus
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Esteban Soto, Christine Richey, Brittany Stevens, Susan Yun, Kirsten Kenelty, Stephen Reichley, Matt Griffin, Tomofumi Kurobe, Al Camus
A mortality event in cultured white sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus (Richardson, 1836) sub-adults was investigated. After transfer between farms, high mortality was observed in fish, associated with back arching, abnormal swimming, and ulcerative skin lesions. Necropsy of moribund individuals revealed hemorrhagic ascites and petechial hemorrhages in the coelomic peritoneum and serosa of internal organs. Acipenserid herpesvirus 2 (AciHV-2) was isolated from external tissue samples, then identified and genotyped by sequencing of the terminase and polymerase genes...
March 30, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339908/obesity-associated-cardiac-pathogenesis-in-broiler-breeder-hens-pathological-adaption-of-cardiac-hypertrophy1-2
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C Y Chen, H Y Lin, Y W Chen, Y J Ko, Y J Liu, Y H Chen, R L Walzem, S E Chen
Broiler hens consuming feed to appetite (ad libitum; AL) show increased mortality. Feed restriction (R) typically improves reproductive performance and livability of hens. Rapidly growing broilers can exhibit increased mortality due to cardiac insufficiency but it is unknown whether the increased mortality of non-R broiler hens is also due to cardiac compromise. To assess cardiac growth and physiology in fully mature birds, 45-week-old hens were either continued on R rations or assigned to AL feeding for 7 or 21 days...
March 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327095/interferon-signaling-in-ascites-associated-macrophages-is-linked-to-a-favorable-clinical-outcome-in-a-subgroup-of-ovarian-carcinoma-patients
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Till Adhikary, Annika Wortmann, Florian Finkernagel, Sonja Lieber, Andrea Nist, Thorsten Stiewe, Uwe Wagner, Sabine Müller-Brüsselbach, Silke Reinartz, Rolf Müller
BACKGROUND: Although tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) are essential for cancer progression, connections between different clinical outcomes and transcriptional networks have not been reported. We have addressed this issue by analyzing global expression patterns of TAMs isolated from the ascites of ovarian cancer patients. RESULTS: TAMs isolated from different ovarian cancer patients can be stratified by coexpression or principal component analysis into subgroups with specific biological features and associated with distinct clinical outcomes...
March 21, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277230/computed-tomography-findings-associated-with-the-risk-for-emergency-ventral-hernia-repair
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Krislynn M Mueck, Julie L Holihan, Jiandi Mo, Juan R Flores-Gonzales, Tien C Ko, Lillian S Kao, Mike K Liang
BACKGROUND: Conventional wisdom teaches that small hernia defects are more likely to incarcerate. We aim to identify radiographic features of ventral hernias associated with increased risk of bowel incarceration. METHODS: We assessed all patients who underwent emergent ventral hernia repair for bowel complications from 2009 to 2015. Cases were matched 1:3 with elective controls. Computed tomography scans were reviewed to determine hernia characteristics. Univariate and multivariable analyses were performed to identify variables associated with emergent surgery...
September 30, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255490/plasmacytoid-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-urinary-bladder-metastatic-to-the-duodenum-a-case-report-diagnostic-relevance-of-gata3-immunohistochemistry
#18
Hermann Brustmann
Plasmacytoid urothelial carcinoma (PUC) of the urinary bladder is a rare and aggressive subtype of urothelial carcinoma. Its deceptive morphology is characterized by a discohesive growth of cells with plasmacytoid morphology. Since this tumor might be confused with plasmacytoma, lymphoma, or carcinoma variants, appropriate diagnosis in small biopsy samples could be challenging. This study reports the case of a 53-year-old man who presented with frequent nocturnal urgency, without hematuria. A transurethral bladder and a prostate resection specimen displayed infiltration of neoplastic cells in a spray-like discohesive pattern with occasional formation of small irregular nests and cord-like arrangements...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243010/a-rare-case-of-acute-primary-omental-infarction
#19
Xiao-Wen Sun, Bin Luo, Hong-Wei Lin
Primary omental infarction (POI) is a rare cause of acute abdomen. Most patients have aggravating abdominal pain without gastrointestinal symptoms. Here, we report a case of omental infarction in a 50-year-old woman, who had left abdominal pain and intestinal obstruction. Preoperative computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen showed a left ovarian cyst measuring 6.0 cm × 4.5 cm but otherwise seemed normal initially. The white blood cell count was 9.71 × 10(9)/L, and D-dimer was 1.58 mg/L. Laparoscopic exploration was performed 1 day after admission because of peritonitis and intestinal obstruction...
January 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228146/body-mass-index-bmi-may-be-a-prognostic-factor-for-gastric-cancer-with-peritoneal-dissemination
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Shi Chen, Run-Cong Nie, Li-Ying OuYang, Yuan-Fang Li, Jun Xiang, Zhi-Wei Zhou, YingBo Chen, JunSheng Peng
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate whether body mass index (BMI) is a prognostic factor in gastric cancer patients with peritoneal dissemination. METHODS: This is a retrospective study consisting of 518 patients with a histological diagnosis of gastric cancer with peritoneal dissemination seen at the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University and Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center between January 2010 and April 2014. Patients were followed until December 2015...
February 23, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
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