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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646342/a-case-of-malignant-peritoneal-mesothelioma-suggesting-the-utility-of-combining-double-contrast-radiography-and-endoscopy-with-computed-tomography-for-diagnosis
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Hirokazu Saito, Shota Hasuda, Jiro Nasu, Mitsuhiko Kitaoka, Ikuo Matsushita
A 68-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain, weight loss, and vomiting. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed slightly increased density in the mesentery and edema of the third portion of the duodenum and proximal jejunum. Little ascites, but no primary lesion, lymph node metastases, or distant metastases, were observed. Endoscopic findings included erythema and edema in the distal duodenum and proximal jejunum without epithelial lesions. Double-contrast radiography revealed transverse ridging with convergence, suggesting a serosal lesion...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645741/chylous-ascites-due-to-idiopathic-chronic-pancreatitis-managed-with-endoscopic-stenting
#2
Amit Kumar, Harshal S Mandavdhare, Surinder S Rana, Rajesh Gupta, Vishal Sharma
Chylous ascites is an uncommon clinical entity, which usually results from congenital or acquired abnormality in proper lymphatic flow. While the common causes are related to trauma, malignancy or tuberculosis, pancreatic disorders can occasionally result in chylous ascites. Sporadic cases of chylous ascites due to acute or chronic pancreatitis or surgery for pancreatitis have been reported. The usual management is with medium chain triglycerides (MCT), total parenteral nutrition and octreotide. We report a case of a young male with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis who presented with chylous ascites which did not respond to MCT based diet and octreotide...
June 20, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641048/updates-and-current-challenges-in-microrna-research-for-personalized-medicine-in-ovarian-cancer
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Victoria Mandilaras, Mégane Vernon, Matthieu Meryet-Figuière, Katherine Karakasis, Bernard Lambert, Laurent Poulain, Amit Oza, Christophe Denoyelle, Stephanie Lheureux
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the second most common and the most lethal of the gynecological malignancies. Currently, there exists no effective screening tool for OC. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous 18-23 nucleotide non-coding RNAs that refine gene expression. MiRNAs have been found to be aberrantly expressed in OC tumor tissue as well as detectable in biological fluids such as the blood, urine, and ascites and have been proposed as biomarkers and therapeutic targets for OC. Areas covered: This review summarizes the current knowledge regarding the application of miRNAs as diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive biomarkers in OC...
June 22, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634161/oncolytic-adenovirus-expressing-bispecific-antibody-targets-t-cell-cytotoxicity-in-cancer-biopsies
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Joshua D Freedman, Joachim Hagel, Eleanor M Scott, Ioannis Psallidas, Avinash Gupta, Laura Spiers, Paul Miller, Nikolaos Kanellakis, Rebecca Ashfield, Kerry D Fisher, Margaret R Duffy, Leonard W Seymour
Oncolytic viruses exploit the cancer cell phenotype to complete their lytic life cycle, releasing progeny virus to infect nearby cells and repeat the process. We modified the oncolytic group B adenovirus EnAdenotucirev (EnAd) to express a bispecific single-chain antibody, secreted from infected tumour cells into the microenvironment. This bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE) binds to EpCAM on target cells and cross-links them to CD3 on T cells, leading to clustering and activation of both CD4 and CD8 T cells. BiTE transcription can be controlled by the virus major late promoter, limiting expression to cancer cells that are permissive for virus replication...
June 20, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631648/leiomyosarcoma-of-inferior-vena-cava-with-intracardiac-extension-presenting-as-budd-chiari-syndrome-report-of-a-rare-case
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Kaniyappan Nambiyar, Arvind Ahuja, Minakshi Bhardwaj
Primary leiomyosarcoma of vascular origin is a rare malignant smooth muscle tumor. This report describes a case of primary leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVC) in a 52-year-old male who presented with complaints of abdominal pain, chest pain, and bilateral lower limb swelling for 4 months. Imaging of the chest and abdomen revealed a mass in the IVC extending into right atrium, heterogeneous enhancement of liver, hepatosplenomegaly, and ascites. Histopathological examination showed a malignant spindle cell tumor with cells arranged in fascicular and hemangiopericytomatous pattern...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624034/factors-influencing-failure-to-rescue-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-national-surgical-quality-improvement-project-perspective
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Patrick R Varley, David A Geller, Allan Tsung
BACKGROUND: Failure to rescue is the concept of death after a complication, and it is an important factor driving variation in mortality rates after pancreatic surgery. The purpose of this study was to conduct a retrospective review of a large, multi-institutional data set to describe patient-level risk factors for failure to rescue in greater detail. METHODS: From the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program participant use file, 14,557 patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy were identified...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623993/management-of-refractory-chylous-ascites-with-peritoneovenous-shunts
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Ying Huang, Peter Gloviczki, Audra A Duncan, Mark D Fleming, David J Driscoll, Manju Kalra, Gustavo S Oderich, Thomas C Bower
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to define outcome of treatments of refractory chylous ascites using peritoneovenous shunts (PVSs). METHODS: Clinical data of patients with refractory chylous ascites treated with PVSs between 1992 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The primary end point was clinical benefit, defined as cured, improved, or poor results; secondary end points were complications and reinterventions. RESULTS: Seventeen patients (eight female [47%]; median age, 47 years [range, 19-78 years]) with refractory chylous ascites were studied...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620375/comparative-gene-expression-analysis-of-lymphocytes-treated-with-exosomes-derived-from-ovarian-cancer-and-ovarian-cysts
#8
Yujuan Li, Yang Yang, Aiwei Xiong, Xiaoqin Wu, Jingyan Xie, Suping Han, Shuli Zhao
Cancer cells employ many strategies to evade immune defense and to facilitate tumor growth and angiogenesis. As a novel mode of intercellular communication, cancer-derived exosomes contribute to the recruitment and mediation of lymphocytes within the tumor environment. However, the mechanisms and key molecules mediating the effect of exosomes on lymphocytes are unclear. We treated healthy peripheral blood lymphocytes with exosomes from ovarian cancer and ovarian cysts and screened for differentially expressed genes using the RT(2) Profiler Cancer Inflammation and Immunity Crosstalk PCR Array...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616401/recent-advancements-in-stent-therapy-in-patients-with-malignant-gastroduodenal-outlet-obstruction
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Hironari Kato, Koichiro Tsutsumi, Hiroyuki Okada
Gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) is one of severe comorbidities caused by many kinds of malignant diseases and is associated with not only degradation of patients' quality of life but also mortality. Although surgical bypass is one of the main therapies for malignant GOO, it is often difficult to perform in end-stage patients. The deployment of self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) has recently become a viable alternative to surgical bypass for malignant GOO. This technique is less invasive and more effective, particularly in patients with poor prognoses...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607781/malignant-transformation-of-mature-cystic-teratoma-diagnosed-after-a-10-year-interval
#10
Mariko Jitsumori, Satoru Munakata, Toshiya Yamamoto
A 67-year-old uniparous woman had undergone surgery for acute perforated gastric ulcer 10 years prior to the current presentation. Although abdominal computed tomography (CT) performed at that point had revealed a mature cystic teratoma measuring 6 cm in diameter in the right ovary, it was left untreated. She visited the department of surgery at our hospital with chief complaints of appetite loss, nausea, and vomiting that had persisted for the prior two weeks. She was admitted with a diagnosis of ileus attributed to an abdominal incisional hernia...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607529/ev-associated-mmp9-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer-is-preferentially-localized-to-annexin-v-binding-evs
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Agnes T Reiner, Sisareuth Tan, Christiane Agreiter, Katharina Auer, Anna Bachmayr-Heyda, Stefanie Aust, Nina Pecha, Mattias Mandorfer, Dietmar Pils, Alain R Brisson, Robert Zeillinger, Sai Kiang Lim
High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) is the most aggressive type of ovarian cancer and is responsible for most deaths caused by gynecological cancers. Numerous candidate biomarkers were identified for this disease in the last decades, but most were not sensitive or specific enough for clinical applications. Hence, new biomarkers for HGSOC are urgently required. This study aimed to identify new markers by isolating different extracellular vesicle (EV) types from the ascites of ovarian cancer patients according to their affinities for lipid-binding proteins and analyzing their protein cargo...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606429/mebendazole-an-antiparasitic-drug-inhibits-drug-transporters-expression-in-preclinical-model-of-gastric-peritoneal-carcinomatosis
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Laine Celestino Pinto, Caroline de Fátima Aquino Moreira-Nunes, Bruno Moreira Soares, Rommel Mário Rodriguez Burbano, José Alexandre Rodrigues de Lemos, Raquel Carvalho Montenegro
The present study aimed to investigate whether MBZ down-regulates drug transporter expression (ABCB1, ABCC1, SLC47A1). mRNA expression level of ABCB1, ABCC1 and SLC47A1 was evaluated by qPCR and protein expression levels MDR-1 was performed by western blotting in malignant ascites cells (AGP-01) treated with MBZ for 24h. The mRNA expression level of ABCB1 and ABCC1 significantly decreased at a 1.0μM of MBZ compared to negative control, while SLC47A1 extremely decreased at all tested concentrations of MBZ. Protein expression levels MDR-1 significantly decreased at a 1...
June 9, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602865/anti-angiogenic-activity-of-water-extract-from-euphorbia-pekinensis-rupr
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Wenting Zhang, Bin Liu, Yaru Feng, Jie Liu, Zhiqiang Ma, Jian Zheng, Qing Xia, Yuanyuan Ni, Farong Li, Ruichao Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Euphorbia pekinensis Rupr. (EP) is a Euphorbia species of Euphorbiaceae, which is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been reported to exhibit therapeutic effects on solid tumors, leukemias, and malignant ascites although underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly delineated. Anti-angiogenic therapy is a recognized strategy for treating cancer-based solid tumors, and is also associated with malignant ascites treatment. STUDY AIM: To study the anti-angiogenic properties of the water extract of EP vinegar preparation (WEVEP)...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600055/recurrent-female-adnexal-tumor-of-probably-wolffian-origin-a-case-report
#14
Tian Qiu, Yincheng Teng, Jianqian Tong, Wenqi Tao, Liang Xu
OBJECTIVE: Wolffian adnexal tumors (WATs) are rare, and metastasis is uncommon. We present the case of a 53-year-old female with a recurrent WAT. CASE REPORT: The patient presented with abdominal distension, and ultrasound revealed heterogeneous echoes (130 × 93 × 116 mm(3)) around the uterus and ascites. Her cancer antigen 125 (CA125) and CA19-9 levels were elevated. Hysterectomy, bilateral oophorectomy, and tumor resection were performed. The histopathological diagnosis was a WAT...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585840/-postoperative-administration-of-octreotide-to-reduce-lymphorrhea-lymphocele-lymphedema-and-lymphatic-ascites-after-lymphadenectomy-in-gynecological-malignancies
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V Weinberger, L Minář, M Felsinger, D Seidlová, P Ovesná, M Bednaříková, E Jandáková, I Rovný
INTRODUCTION: Octreotide is a synthetic analogue of natural somatostatin. Octreotide effect on lymphorrhea reduction in gynecological malignancies has only been assessed in case studies. DESIGN: Original work. SETTING: Gynecologic Oncology Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University and University Hospital Brno. METHODS: In 2014 there was a prospective, randomized, one-institution study...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580156/castleman-s-disease-with-tafro-syndrome-a-case-report-from-syria
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Sami Alhoulaiby, Basel Ahmad, Ali Alrstom, Mayssoun Kudsi
Castleman's disease is a rare disorder, yet a rarer newly described syndrome called TAFRO syndrome was discovered to accompany it. TAFRO represents the constellation of symptoms (Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, MyeloFibrosis, Renal failure, Organomegaly). Most cases were described in Japan. We present the first case of TAFRO syndrome in Syria. A 58-year-old Caucasian male with no relevant history presented with fatigue, oliguria, decreased platelets, increased creatinine level, hepatosplenomegaly, ascites, pitting edema and lymph node enlargement...
June 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566596/paraneoplastic-hypocalcemia-developed-in-gastric-cancer-accompanied-by-osteoblastic-metastasis
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Jun Okazaki, Naoki Muguruma, Shinji Kitamura, Tetsuo Kimura, Koichi Okamoto, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Kazuhiro Kishi, Yoshimi Bando, Takeshi Kondo, Itsuro Endo, Masahiro Abe, Tetsuji Takayama
Paraneoplastic syndromes are generally defined as clinical disorders associated with malignant diseases, and hypocalcemia associated with cancer is a rare condition. A woman in her 60s was referred to our hospital for the further examination of massive ascites due to carcinoma of unknown primary origin. She complained of numbness around her lips, and marked hypocalcemia of 5.0 mg/dL was noted. After two courses of chemotherapy, computed tomography showed a decrease in the ascites, and her serum calcium level increased...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552725/the-inhibitory-effect-of-anti-tumor-polysaccharide-from-punica-granatum-on-metastasis
#18
Sheeja Varghese, Manu M Joseph, Aravind S R, Unnikrishnan B S, T T Sreelekha
Galactomannan (PSP001) isolated from the fruit rind of Punica granatum was demonstrated as an excellent antioxidant, immunomodulatory and anticancer agent both in vitro and in vivo models. Since the most lethal and debilitating attribute of cancer cells is their ability to evolve to a state of malignancy, with key features like increased angiogenesis, invasion, migration, colony formation, and metastasis, the present study focused on evaluating the effects of the galactomannan on tumor and malignancy. PSP001 effectively reduced the neovascularization in chick embryos highlighting its potential as an angiogenic inhibitor...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546813/a-case-of-urachal-carcinoma-of-the-abdominal-wall-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient
#19
Takuya Yamazaki, Yasushi Nagaba, Yoshitaka Shimada, Yoshinori Taoka, Satoru Minamida, Dai Koguchi, Masahiro Hagiwara, Sho Watanuki, Hide Nagaba, Kazunari Yoshida, Yasuo Takeuchi
Urachal carcinoma is an extremely rare malignant tumor arising from the urachus in the fetus. We report a patient who developed urachal carcinoma 18 years after kidney transplantation. A 59-year-old man was admitted because of abdominal pain and massive ascites. He had undergone kidney transplantation 18 years earlier and had end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis. Abdominal CT showed massive ascites and an abdominal wall cystic mass separated from the peritoneal cavity. Hemodialysis was started, and paralytic ileus was diagnosed and treated...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540829/pseudomyxoma-peritonei-natural-history-and-treatment
#20
Rohin Mittal, Anuradha Chandramohan, Brendan Moran
Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is an uncommon disease characterized by mucinous ascites, classically originating from a ruptured low grade mucinous neoplasm of the appendix. The natural history of PMP revolves around the "redistribution phenomenon", whereby mucinous tumour cells accumulate at specific sites with relative sparing of the motile small bowel and to a lesser extent other parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Peritoneal tumour accumulates due to gravity and at the sites of peritoneal fluid absorption, namely, the greater and lesser omentum and the under-surface of the diaphragm, particularly on the right...
March 29, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
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