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Malignant ascites

Zilong Hu, Shidong Hu, Youjun Wu, Songyan Li, Changzheng He, Xiaowei Xing, Yufeng Wang, Xiaohui Du
Although adoptive cell therapy (ACT) has demonstrated effective and remarkable clinical responses in several studies, this approach does not lead to objective clinical responses in all cases. The function of ACT is often compromised by various tumor escape mechanisms, including the accumulation of immunoregulatory cells. As a result of peritoneal metastasis in the terminal stage, malignant ascites fluid lacks effectiveness and is a poor prognostic factor for gastric cancer. The present study assessed T-cell subsets in lymphocytes derived from malignant ascites, and investigated the effects of arsenic trioxide (As2 O3 ) on regulatory T cells (Tregs) and ascites-derived tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in vitro ...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Martyna Pakuła, Justyna Mikuła-Pietrasik, Łukasz Stryczyński, Paweł Uruski, Sebastian Szubert, Rafał Moszyński, Dariusz Szpurek, Stefan Sajdak, Andrzej Tykarski, Krzysztof Książek
Very little is known about the mechanisms by which malignant ascites modulates the cancer-promoting activity of human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMCs). Because malignant ascites induces pro-tumoral senescence in HPMCs, here we examined if this effect could be driven by oxidative stress. The study showed that malignant ascites generated by serous ovarian tumors induced oxidative damage to the DNA (γH2A.X, 53BP1, 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine) and lipids (8-isoprostane) in HPMCs as well as increased the production of mitochondrial superoxides and cellular peroxides in these cells...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Shaina F Bruce, Danielle N Carr, Elizabeth R Burton, Joel I Sorosky, Mark S Shahin, Mary C Naglak, Mitchell I Edelson
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infections (SSI) are associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. This study investigated whether implementation of an abdominal closure bundle reduces surgical site infection rates. We aimed to identify sub-populations that would benefit the most from this intervention. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all patients that underwent exploratory laparotomy by a Gynecologic Oncologist from January 1, 2011 to April 1, 2017...
March 14, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Bin Yang, Feng Qian, Wenjia Li, Yang Li, Yangdong Han
The present study aimed to assess whether different anesthesia methods (general anesthesia and general anesthesia combined with epidural block) were associated with tumor metastasis during the perioperative period and the possible molecular mechanisms of tumor metastasis. A rat hepatoma tumor xenograft model was constructed via the subcutaneous injection of Morris hepatoma 3924A cells into the upper axillary fossa. General anesthesia and general anesthesia combined with epidural block prior to hepatectomy were conducted on tumor-bearing rats...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
María Victoria Alvarez-Sánchez, O B Luna, I Oria, K Marchut, F Fumex, G Singier, A Salgado, B Napoléon
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that EUS-BD may be a feasible and safer alternative to percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) after failed ERCP in patients with ascites. To date, no study has specifically evaluated the performance of EUS-BD in this context. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was done for patients with and without ascites who underwent EUS-BD for malignant biliary obstruction after failed ERCP between July 2010 and September 2014. Complications and technical and clinical successes between the two groups were compared...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Maria F Gencoglu, Lauren E Barney, Christopher L Hall, Elizabeth A Brooks, Alyssa D Schwartz, Daniel C Corbett, Kelly R Stevens, Shelly R Peyton
Improved in vitro models are needed to better understand cancer progression and bridge the gap between in vitro proof-of-concept studies, in vivo validation, and clinical application. Multicellular tumor spheroids (MCTS) are a popular method for three-dimensional (3D) cell culture, because they capture some aspects of the dimensionality, cell-cell contact, and cell-matrix interactions seen in vivo. Many approaches exist to create MCTS from cell lines, and they have been used to study tumor cell invasion, growth, and how cells respond to drugs in physiologically relevant 3D microenvironments...
February 12, 2018: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Li-Jie Xia, Yan-Ling Wu, Ji Ma, Fu-Chun Zhang
The primary objective of the treatment of malignant ascites in advanced stages is to alleviate symptoms using procedures such as diuresis, paracentesis of subretinal fluid and vena cava anastomosis. The effectiveness of systemic or intraperitoneal chemotherapy treatment is limited, and more efficacious therapies are required. The authors of the present study demonstrated that an antimicrobial peptide, cecropinXJ, isolated from the larvae of Bombyx mori, selectively inhibits the proliferation of gastric cancer cells...
March 7, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Säde Korpi, Veera V Salminen, Reetta P Piili, Niina Paunu, Tiina Luukkaala, Juho T Lehto
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment of malignant ascites (MA) and feasibility of the management with free drainage remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To study the success of drainage, complications, and survival after paracentesis or insertion of an indwelling tunneled catheter (TC) for the MA performed on a day-case basis. DESIGN AND SETTING: We evaluated 118 paracenteses and 48 insertions of TCs performed in 104 patients with MA at the Palliative Care Outpatient Unit of Tampere University Hospital...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
Nicholas G Berger, Josi L Herren, Chrissy Liu, Robert H Burrow, Jack P Silva, Susan Tsai, Kathleen K Christians, T Clark Gamblin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ablation is a common treatment modality for malignant primary liver tumors(PLTs), outcomes following laparoscopic (LA) versus open ablation (OA) are ill-defined. This project compares peri-procedural outcomes of LA versus OA for PLTs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with PLTs undergoing radiofrequency ablation were queried from ACS NSQIP Database (2005-2013) using CPT codes. Patients undergoing percutaneous ablation or hepatic resection were excluded...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Hee Kyung Kim, InKyoung Lee, Heejin Bang, Hee Cheol Kim, Woo Yong Lee, Seong Hyeon Yun, Jeeyun Lee, Su Jin Lee, Young Suk Park, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Won Ki Kang
Monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) are transmembrane proteins which control the lactate metabolism and associated with poor prognosis in solid tumors including colorectal cancer (CRC). Here we aimed to investigate the biological and clinical role of MCTs in CRC and to assess the potential of therapeutic application. A total of 16 human CRC cell lines, 11 patient-derived cells from malignant ascites (PDC), and 39 matched pairs of primary CRC and normal colorectal tissues were used to assess the role of MCT in vitro and in vivo...
February 26, 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
Yu-Fang Huang, Yi-Hui Wu, Wen-Fang Cheng, Shu-Ling Peng, Wan-Lin Shen, Cheng-Yang Chou
PURPOSE: Malignant ascites of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) help identify prognostic biomarkers or mechanisms of tumor progression. Vitamin D-binding protein (DBP) was revealed to be upregulated in EOC ascites in our previous proteomic study. Here, we examined the role of DBP in EOC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We analyzed ascites, serum, and tissue samples of patients with newly diagnosed EOC to determine the prognostic effects of DBP. We verified DBP function using orthotopic animal models and DBP regulation in ovarian cancer cell lines...
February 23, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Dongbing Ding, Yao Yao, Songbai Zhang
Duodenal mucinous adenocarcinoma (DMA) is a malignancy with a rather low morbidity. However, its incidence in China has not been clearly determined. We herein report a case of a 70-year-old female patient who presented with ileus, obstructive jaundice and massive ascites simultaneously. Gastroendoscopy revealed copious amounts of colloidal mucin in the gastric cavity. The neoplasm was not visualized on computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, and an exploratory laparotomy was performed to investigate the abdomen...
March 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Alfredo Toledo-Leyva, Julio César Villegas-Pineda, Sergio Encarnación-Guevara, Dolores Gallardo-Rincón, Patricia Talamás-Rohana
Background: Epithelial ovarian cancer is the second most lethal gynecological cancer worldwide. Ascites can be found in all clinical stages, however in advanced disease stages IIIC and IV it is more frequent and could be massive, associated with worse prognosis. Due to the above, it was our interest to understanding how the ascites of ovarian cancer patients induces the mechanisms by which the cells present in it acquire a more aggressive phenotype and to know new proteins associated to this process...
2018: Proteome Science
Arindam Mukherjee, Inderpaul Singh Sehgal, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Sahajal Dhooria
Chylothorax is defined as presence of chyle in the pleural space. It is commonly associated with cardiothoracic surgery, trauma, malignancy or some benign disorders. Transudative chylothorax is uncommon. A 52-year-old man presented with bilateral chylothorax with preceding history of blunt trauma to the chest. On further evaluation, he was diagnosed to have a transudative chylothorax due to cirrhosis of liver with coexisting chylous ascites and evidence of peritoneopleural communication. The patient was managed with diuretics followed by chemical pleurodesis with iodopovidone...
February 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Mitsutake Yano, Yuji Ikeda, Tomomi Kato, Mika Sakaki, Sho Sato, Akira Yabuno, Eito Kozawa, Masanori Yasuda
The present study presents a case of peritoneal malignant mesothelioma (PMM) following radiation therapy for cervical cancer. A 34-year-old Japanese woman, without asbestos exposure, was referred to the Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center due to a cervical mass, and was diagnosed with cervical squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The serum levels of tumor markers, including SCC antigen and cancer antigen 125 (CA125) were 229.0 ng/ml and 54.4 U/ml, respectively...
February 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Diego A S Toesca, Bulat Ibragimov, Amanda J Koong, Lei Xing, Albert C Koong, Daniel T Chang
Although well described in the 1960s, liver toxicity secondary to radiation therapy, commonly known as radiation-induced liver disease (RILD), remains a major challenge. RILD encompasses two distinct clinical entities, a 'classic' form, composed of anicteric hepatomegaly, ascites and elevated alkaline phosphatase; and a 'non-classic' form, with liver transaminases elevated to more than five times the reference value, or worsening of liver metabolic function represented as an increase of 2 or more points in the Child-Pugh score classification...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Radiation Research
June S Peng, Lisa Park, Sricharan Chalikonda, Scott E Kilpatrick
A 46-year-old woman was referred for a second opinion regarding an intra-abdominal mass discovered on imaging performed for abdominal pain and distension. The tumour appeared to involve the small bowel, left colon and mesentery and was initially thought to be consistent with an infiltrative tumour or loculated mucinous ascites. Due to the unusual appearance of the tumour and suspicion for an omental-based mass, a laparoscopic resection was recommended to the patient. Intraoperatively, the tumour was found to be a multiloculated, benign appearing, omental cyst without involvement of the bowel and was completely resected laparoscopically...
February 3, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Santosh K Bharti, Flonné Wildes, Chien-Fu Hung, T C Wu, Zaver M Bhujwalla, Marie-France Penet
Introduction: Malignant ascites (MA) is a major cause of morbidity that occurs in 37% of ovarian cancer patients. The accumulation of MA in the peritoneal cavity due to cancer results in debilitating symptoms and extremely poor quality of life. There is an urgent unmet need to expand the understanding of MA to design effective treatment strategies, and to improve MA diagnosis. Objective: Our purpose here is to contribute to a better characterization of MA metabolic composition in ovarian cancer...
October 2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
Yanli Li, Tingting Wu, Yanan Wang, Liu Yang, Chengcheng Hu, Limo Chen, Sufang Wu
OBJECTIVE: High grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC) remains one of the most lethal malignancies in females. We previously reported that γ-glutamyl cyclotransferase (GGCT) was significantly upregulated in serous ovarian cancer. The current study was aimed to explore the function and underlying mechanism of GGCT in HGSC. METHODS: GGCT expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry in 128 HGSC patients. Stable cell lines with GGCT gene overexpression or knockdown were established to investigate the function of GGCT in HGSC in vitro and in vivo...
February 8, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Agnete Nordheim Riedel, Nina Kimer, Lise Hobolth, Lise Lotte Gluud
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of PleurX in cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites. METHODS: We prospectively registered patients who received a PleurX catheter cirrhosis-associated refractory ascites at our department from July 2015 to November 2016. Our control group consisted of matched cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites treated with large volume paracentesis (LVP) and patients with malignant ascites treated with PleurX during the same period. RESULTS: We included 25 patients with cirrhosis-related ascites (7 in PleurX group) and 17 with malignant ascites (14 in PleurX group)...
February 7, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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