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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803550/palliative-end-ileostomy-and-gastrojejunostomy-for-a-metastatic-distal-transverse-colonic-malignancy-complicated-by-a-proximal-duodenocolic-fistula-a-case-report
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Gnanaselvam Pamathy, Umesh Jayarajah, Yapa Hamillage Hemantha Gunathilaka, Sivasuriya Sivaganesh
BACKGROUND: Fistulae between the colon and upper gastrointestinal tract are distressing and uncommon complications of malignancies involving this region. We report a case of a middle-aged man with a locally advanced and metastatic distal transverse colon malignancy who presented with a duodenocolic fistula proximal to the primary tumor and underwent palliative surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old Sri Lankan man presented to our hospital with a history of feculent vomiting of 1 week's duration preceded by worsening constipation and abdominal fullness of 2 months' duration...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790263/-three-poor-performance-status-ps-cases-of-metastatic-breast-cancer-controlled-with-adjustment-of-dosing-interval-and-dosage-of-bevacizumab-and-paclitaxel
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Mitsuo Terada, Hiroshi Sugiura, Nobuyasu Yoshimoto, Sayaka Nishikawa, Yukashi Ito, Yoko Kawaguchi, Yoshiaki Ando, Yukari Hato
A standard symptomatic therapy regimen of bevacizumab(BV)plus paclitaxel(PTX)was planned for use in 3 cases of metastatic breast cancer. Due to poor patient performance status(PS)because of malignant pleural effusion and ascites, the initial standard regimen was determined to be unsuitable. However, adjustment and fine-tuning of the BV plus PTX interval and dosage were found to be effective in improving symptoms, and consequently obtained good efficacy. Adverse effects were managed with drug withdrawal and symptomatic therapy...
July 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767501/endoscopic-gastroenterostomy-techniques-and-review
#3
Shayan Irani, Todd H Baron, Takao Itoi, Mouen A Khashab
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) can result from benign and malignant causes. Until recently, surgical gastrojejunostomy was the treatment of choice for patient with benign and malignant GOO with a good functional status. Endoscopic placement of luminal self-expandable metal stents is currently widely accepted as the first line of treatment for malignant GOO because of its effectiveness and minimally invasive nature. The main shortcoming of luminal stents is the high incidence of recurrent GOO most commonly because of tumor ingrowth/overgrowth...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763366/does-bloodcare-powder-prevent-postoperative-chylous-ascites-after-lymphadenectomy-for-gynecological-malignancies
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Kemal Güngördük, Özgü Celikkol Güngördük, I Aykut Ozdemir, Mehmet Gokcu, Muzaffer Sanci
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an intraoperative hemostatic cellulose agent (BLOODCARE powder [Life Line, Brno, Czech Republic]) on reducing the incidence of postoperative chylous ascites (PCA) after complete pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy (PPALN) in patients with gynecological cancers treated with laparotomy. METHODS: This case control study reviewed 150 patients with gynecological cancer who underwent PPALN. In the study group (n = 75), BLOODCARE powder was applied below the left renal vein and bilateral obturator fossa...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739756/better-clinical-efficiency-of-tils-for-malignant-pleural-effusion-and-ascites-than-cisplatin-through-intrapleural-and-intraperitoneal-infusion
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Hongjin Chu, Fengcai DU, Zhaohua Gong, Peiwen Lian, Zhixin Wang, Peng Li, Baohong Hu, Cheng Chi, Jian Chen
BACKGROUND/AIM: To evaluate the clinical efficiency of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) compared to cisplatin for malignant pleural effusion and ascites through intrapleural and intraperitoneal infusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirteen patients with malignant pleural effusion and ascites were divided into a TIL-treated group and a cisplatin-treated group. Patients were given TILs or cisplatin, through intrapleural and intraperitoneal infusion respectively, after drainage of the malignant serous effusion by thoracentesis or abdominocentesis...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736743/oncolytic-adenovirus-loaded-menstrual-blood-stem-cells-overcome-the-blockade-of-viral-activity-exerted-by-ovarian-cancer-ascites
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Ana Laura Alfano, Alejandro Nicola Candia, Nicasio Cuneo, Leandro N Guttlein, Alejandro Soderini, Cecilia Rotondaro, Leonardo Sganga, Osvaldo L Podhajcer, M Veronica Lopez
Patients with ovarian cancer present peritoneal ascites at recurrence as a marker of disseminated disease and dismal prognosis. Oncolytic immunotherapy is an emerging approach for the treatment of disseminated cancer. In the present work, we constructed a novel oncolytic adenovirus, AR2011, to target malignant ovarian tumors. AR2011 exhibited a clear lytic effect in vitro in human ovarian cancer cell lines and malignant cells obtained from ascitic fluids (AFs) of patients with ovarian cancer. AR2011 activity was neutralized by antibodies present in 31 samples of patient-derived AFs...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732547/crescentic-glomerular-nephritis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report
#7
K Balendran, L D S U Senarathne, R D Lanerolle
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disorder where clinically significant renal involvement is relatively common. However, crescentic glomerular nephritis is a rarely described entity among the rheumatoid nephropathies. We report a case of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis presenting with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-negative crescentic glomerular nephritis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year-old Sri Lankan woman who had recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis was being treated with methotrexate 10 mg weekly and infrequent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726781/autophagy-inhibition-reduces-chemoresistance-and-tumorigenic-potential-of-human-ovarian-cancer-stem-cells
#8
Anna Pagotto, Giorgia Pilotto, Elena Laura Mazzoldi, Maria Ornella Nicoletto, Simona Frezzini, Anna Pastò, Alberto Amadori
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is one of the most malignant gynecological tumors with a high mortality rate owing to tumor relapse after anticancer therapies. It is widely accepted that a rare tumor cell population, known as cancer stem cells (CSC), is responsible for tumor progression and relapse; intriguingly, these cells are able to survive nutrient starvation (such as in vitro culture in the absence of glucose) and chemotherapy treatment. Recent data also indicated that chemotherapy resistance is associated with autophagy activation...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723802/tocilizumab-for-uncontrollable-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-complicating-adult-onset-still-disease-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Asami Masui-Ito, Ryuji Okamoto, Kaoru Ikejiri, Mika Fujimoto, Muneyoshi Tanimura, Shiro Nakamori, Tomohiro Murata, Eiji Ishikawa, Norikazu Yamada, Hiroshi Imai, Masaaki Ito
RATIONALE: Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology characterized by evanescent salmon-pink rash, fever spikes, arthralgia, and lymphadenopathy. AOSD usually has a good prognosis, but it can sometimes be fatal, especially when it is complicated by systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and multiple organ failure. PATIENT CONCERNS: A previously healthy 26-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for persistent high fever and mild systemic edema...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721346/prediction-of-survival-following-percutaneous-biliary-drainage-for-malignant-biliary-obstruction
#10
Wa'el Tuqan, Ayoub Innabi, Alia Alawneh, Fadi Abu Farsakh, Maan Al-Khatib
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drain is an intervention used to relieve malignant biliary obstruction. This study aims to explore survival after biliary drain insertion, predictive factors of survival and effectiveness to reduce total bilirubin level. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 72 patients who had malignant biliary obstruction and received biliary drain during the time period between March 2005 and February 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717943/a-pyrrole-based-natural-small-molecule-mitigates-hsp90-expression-in-mda-mb-231-cells-and-inhibits-tumor-angiogenesis-in-mice-by-inactivating-hsf-1
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K C Rashmi, H S Atreya, M Harsha Raj, Bharathi P Salimath, H S Aparna
Heat shock proteins (HSPs), molecular chaperones, are crucial for the cancer cells to facilitate proper functioning of various oncoproteins involved in cell survival, proliferation, migration, and tumor angiogenesis. Tumor cells are said to be "addicted" to HSPs. HSPs are overexpressed in many cancers due to upregulation of transcription factor Heat-shock factor 1 (HSF-1), the multifaceted master regulator of heat shock response. Therefore, pharmacological targeting of HSPs via HSF-1 is an effective strategy to treat malignant cancers like triple negative breast cancer...
July 17, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710915/potent-therapeutic-activity-against-peritoneal-dissemination-and-malignant-ascites-by-the-novel-anti-folate-receptor-alpha-antibody-khk2805
#12
Munetoshi Ando, Keiko Nagata, Kaito Nihira, Yui Suzuki, Yutaka Kanda, Maiko Adachi, Tsuguo Kubota, Naoya Kameyama, Mariko Nakano, Hiroshi Ando, Kazuya Yamano, Toshihiko Ishii, Ryuichiro Nakai, Kazuyasu Nakamura
Many ovarian cancer patients often show peritoneal metastasis with malignant ascites. However, unmet medical needs remain regarding controlling these symptoms after tumors become resistant to chemotherapies. We developed KHK2805, a novel anti-folate receptor α (FOLR1) humanized antibody with enhanced antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) and complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC). The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the anti-tumor activity of KHK2805 was sufficient for therapeutic application against peritoneal dissemination and malignant ascites of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer in preclinical models...
July 11, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690899/struma-ovarii-with-pseudo-meigs-syndrome-and-raised-cancer-antigen-125-levels-masquerading-as-an-ovarian-carcinoma-case-report-and-literature-review
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Surekha Yadav, Reena Tomar, Nidhi Verma, Nita Khurana, Rewa Triathi
The monodermal teratoma struma ovarii is a rare ovarian tumour; however, struma ovarii presenting with pseudo-Meigs' syndrome and raised cancer antigen (CA)-125 levels is even rarer. In elderly patients, this presentation can potentially lead to a misdiagnosis of a malignant ovarian carcinoma, resulting in unnecessary extensive surgery. We report a 55-year-old female who presented to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, New Delhi, India, in 2016 with progressive abdominal discomfort, fatigue and abdominal distention...
May 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685546/expression-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-ovarian-epithelial-cancer-and-their-correlation
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Y J Tang, H T Dou, Q H Zhang, J J Liu, X S Yang
This study investigates the expression of interleukin (IL)-17 (IL-17A and IL-17D) and its role in ovarian epithelial tumor and its correlation with the clinical characteristics. Fifty malignant ovarian epithelial tumor specimens were collected after surgery and set as group A. Ten benign epithelioma specimens and ten normal epithelial specimens were set as group B and C, respectively. The expression of IL-17A and IL-17D in the three groups was detected using the EnVision method, and the correlation of positive expression rate with pathological type, clinical stage, presence of ascites and differentiation degree was analyzed...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676999/gastrointestinal-tract-complications-after-hepatic-radiofrequency-ablation-ct-prediction-for-major-complications
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Yun Soo Jeong, Se Hyung Kim, Jeong Min Lee, Jae Young Lee, Jung Hoon Kim, Dong Ho Lee, Hyo-Jin Kang, Chang Jin Yoon, Joon Koo Han
PURPOSE: To analyze CT features that predict major gastrointestinal tract (GIT) complication after hepatic radiofrequency ablation (RFA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 3933 patients who underwent RFA for hepatic malignancy from January 2005 to September 2016, 52 patients (1.32%) who had GIT complications were retrospectively enrolled. Electronic medical records and CT results were reviewed for location (left vs. right lobe, subcapsular vs. non-subcapsular) and tumor size, distance from the hepatic capsule, number and length of needles, ablation time, presence of artificial ascites, previous history of percutaneous treatment or operation, injured organs, length and thickness of injured GIT, presence of adjacent infiltration, ascites, mucosal discontinuity, and free air, and eccentricity...
July 4, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676515/peritoneal-dialysis-catheters-to-treat-refractory-non-malignant-ascites
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Jay Hingwala, Reid Whitlock, Sara Dunsmore, Sean Armstrong, Navdeep Tangri, Paul Komenda
Refractory non-malignant ascites is associated with significant morbidity. Serial, large-volume paracentesis is a common treatment. Tunneled peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters are an effective treatment for refractory malignant ascites, but there are limited data on complications and effectiveness for non-malignant ascites. We reviewed all 13 PD catheter insertions between 2010 - 2015 for this indication at our center. The median catheter survival time was 146 days. No complications occurred during catheter insertion, and no mechanical complications occurred after catheter insertion...
July 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674496/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-tumoral-effects-of-the-flavonoid-apigenin-in-malignant-mesothelioma
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Laura Masuelli, Monica Benvenuto, Rosanna Mattera, Enrica Di Stefano, Erika Zago, Gloria Taffera, Ilaria Tresoldi, Maria Gabriella Giganti, Giovanni Vanni Frajese, Ginevra Berardi, Andrea Modesti, Roberto Bei
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a tumor arising from mesothelium. MM patients' survival is poor. The polyphenol 4',5,7,-trihydroxyflavone Apigenin (API) is a "multifunctional drug". Several studies have demonstrated API anti-tumoral effects. However, little is known on the in vitro and in vivo anti-tumoral effects of API in MM. Thus, we analyzed the in vitro effects of API on cell proliferation, cell cycle regulation, pro-survival signaling pathways, apoptosis, and autophagy of human and mouse MM cells. We evaluated the in vivo anti-tumor activities of API in mice transplanted with MM #40a cells forming ascites...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674343/new-triterpenoids-from-the-stems-of-cornus-walteri
#18
Seoung Rak Lee, Joo-Won Nam, Ki Hyun Kim
A new 28-norlupane triterpenoid, 3-acetate-28-norlup-20(29)-en-3β-hydroxy-17β-hydroperoxide (1) and a new tirucallane triterpenoid, cornusalterin M (2), together with one known triterpenoid, 3-acetate-28-norlup-20(29)-en-3β,17β-diol (3), were isolated from a MeOH extract of the stems of Cornus walteri. The chemical structures of the new compounds (1 and 2) were elucidated based on comprehensive one- and two-dimensional (1D and 2D) NMR spectroscopic experiments and high resolution-electrospray ionization (HR-ESI)-MS...
2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668831/choline-deficient-diet-induced-fatty-liver-is-a-metastasis-resistant-microenvironment
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Miki Nakamura, Atsushi Suetsugu, Kosuke Hasegawa, Takuro Matsumoto, Hitomi Aoki, Takahiro Kunisada, Masahito Shimizu, Shigetoyo Saji, Hisataka Moriwaki, Robert M Hoffman
BACKGROUND/AIM: Fatty liver disease is increasing in the developed and developing world. Liver metastasis from malignant lymphoma in the fatty liver is poorly understood. In a previous report, we developed color-coded imaging of the tumor microenvironment (TME) of the murine EL4-RFP malignant lymphoma during metastasis, including the lung. In the present report, we investigated the potential and microenvironment of the fatty liver induced by a choline-deficient diet as a metastatic site in this mouse lymphoma model...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
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...
August 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
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