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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099546/multiple-keratoacanthomas-occurring-in-surgical-margins-and-de-novo-treated-with-intralesional-methotrexate
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Vindhya L Veerula, Navid Ezra, Mouhammad Aouthmany, Thomas A Graham, Stephen E Wolverton, Ally-Khan Somani
Keratoacanthomas (KAs) are common skin lesions known for their rapid growth and spontaneous regression. Keratoacanthomas also can occur in sites of prior trauma, such as surgical scars. We report a case of multiple KAs occurring in the site of trauma from a prior surgery and de novo as well as the response to treatment with intralesional methotrexate (MTX).
December 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076752/methotrexate-associated-primary-hepatic-malignant-lymphoma-following-hepatectomy-a-case-report
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Daisuke Takei, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Naomichi Hirano, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Hideki Ohdan, Toshinori Kondo, Masahiro Nakahara, Toshio Noriyuki
INTRODUCTION: Recently, immunosuppressant-associated malignant lymphoma (ML) cases have been increasing along with the development of several effective immunosuppressant drugs for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Among methotrexate (MTX)-associated lymphoproliferative disorders, primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL) in patients with RA following surgical resection has not been reported previously. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 65-year-old woman who is a hepatitis B virus carrier with a history of RA was admitted...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061797/natural-compounds-targeting-major-cell-signaling-pathways-a-novel-paradigm-for-osteosarcoma-therapy
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Pablo Angulo, Gaurav Kaushik, Dharmalingam Subramaniam, Prasad Dandawate, Kathleen Neville, Katherine Chastain, Shrikant Anant
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone cancer affecting children and adolescents worldwide. Despite an incidence of three cases per million annually, it accounts for an inordinate amount of morbidity and mortality. While the use of chemotherapy (cisplatin, doxorubicin, and methotrexate) in the last century initially resulted in marginal improvement in survival over surgery alone, survival has not improved further in the past four decades. Patients with metastatic osteosarcoma have an especially poor prognosis, with only 30% overall survival...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058611/clinical-predictors-of-failing-one-dose-of-methotrexate-for-ectopic-pregnancy-after-in-vitro-fertilization
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Paula C Brady, Stacey A Missmer, Leslie V Farland, Elizabeth S Ginsburg
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical predictors of failure of a single dose of methotrexate (MTX) for management of ectopic pregnancy after in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed of women who conceived ectopic pregnancies following fresh or frozen IVF cycles at an academic infertility clinic between 2007 and 2014, and received intramuscular MTX (50 mg/m(2)). Successful single-dose MTX treatment was defined as a serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) decline ≥15% between days 4 and 7 post-treatment...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031831/intestinal-perforation-due-to-paradoxical-reaction-during-treatment-for-miliary-tuberculosis
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Miwako Saitou, Tomoko Suzuki, Katsunao Niitsuma
A 61-year-old man was being treated for poor nutritional status. He had been on weekly methotrexate 6 mg and daily tacrolimus 1 mg and prednisolone 18 mg for 8 years due to dermatomyositis. On further workup, he was initially detected to have ileocecal ulcer with subsequent development of diffuse miliary shadows on chest radiograph. He was diagnosed as having ileocecal with miliary tuberculosis (TB). While receiving anti-tuberculous therapy, there was initial improvement of TB-related symptoms and he had no conditions that interfered with the efficiency of the anti-tuberculous therapy...
November 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012973/methotrexate-prevents-epidural-fibrosis-through-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-signalling-pathway
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Hui Chen, Lianqi Yan, Jingcheng Wang, Yu Sun, Xiaolei Li, Shuai Zhao, Daxin Wang, Gengyao Zhu, Yuan Liang
Lumbar laminectomy is one of the most common treatments for lumbar disc herniation and other lumbar disorders with serious complications, such as failed back surgery syndrome, mainly caused by epidural fibrosis (EF). The developing fibrosis causes radicular pain after the laminectomy or discectomy. Methotrexate (MTX) is a folic acid antagonist that has shown anti-proliferative effects in previous studies. The aim of our experiment is to study whether MTX has positive effects on the outcome of the laminectomy in rats...
December 21, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012326/a-case-report-of-desmoid-tumour-a-forgotten-aspect-of-fap
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Sarah Xuereb, Rachel Xuereb, Chiara Buhagiar, Jonathan Gauci, Claude Magri
INTRODUCTION: Desmoid tumours are locally aggressive tumours which are common in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP). PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 20-year old Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) patient presented with abdominal pain and distention. Abdominal imaging showed small bowel obstruction and hydronephrosis due to a pelvic mass. This mass showed significant enlargement on repeat imaging, and a diagnostic biopsy confirmed desmoid tumour. The mass was deemed unresectable and he was initially started on sulindac and raloxifene...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974922/outcome-of-urinary-bladder-cancer-after-combined-therapies
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R M Anghel, L N Gales, O G Trifanescu
Rationale:Urinary bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the eighth in women, being an important public health issue. Methods:: Medical files of 155 patients (132M/ 23F) with urinary bladder cancer treated between 2006 and 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. The median age at diagnosis was 65 years (range: 19-85 years). Disease free survival (DFS) for patients with complete tumor resection receiving adjuvant treatment and progression free survival (PFS) for patients with post-operative residual disease was estimated...
January 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969557/sigmoid-microinvasion-by-an-ectopic-pregnancy
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Joalee Paquette, Mathieu Leboeuf, Émilie Gorak-Savard
BACKGROUND: Approximately 2.1% to 8.6% of all pregnancies after IVF with embryo transfer have been reported to be ectopic. In this report, we present a case of presumed intestinal microperforation caused by an ectopic pregnancy following IVF. CASE: A 29-year-old woman presented with rectal bleeding. She had previously been treated for an ectopic pregnancy for which she had received two doses of methotrexate. Colonoscopy and abdominal CT angiography were performed and showed that the ectopic pregnancy was attached to the sigmoid colon...
November 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940205/re-calculating-navigating-through-the-osteosarcoma-treatment-roadblock
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REVIEW
J McGuire, T J Utset-Ward, D R Reed, C C Lynch
The survival rates for patients with osteosarcoma have remained almost static for the past three decades. Current standard of care therapy includes chemotherapies such as doxorubicin, cisplatin, and methotrexate along with complete surgical resection and surgery with or without ifosfamide and etoposide for relapse, though outcomes are hoped to be improved through clinical trials. Additionally, increased understanding of the genetics, signaling pathways and microenvironmental factors driving the disease have led to the identification of promising agents and potential paths towards translation of an exciting array of novel targeted therapies...
December 7, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936449/methotrexate-treated-ectopic-pregnancy-beta-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-serum-changes-as-a-success-predictor-using-a-mathematical-model-validation
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Aleksandra Kovaleva, Natalia Irishina, Augusto Pereira, Tatiana Cuesta-Guardiola, Luis Ortiz-Quintana
BACKGROUND: Surgical rescue of methotrexate-treated ectopic pregnancy is necessary when tubal rupture or medical therapy failure is detected during post-therapeutic monitoring. It is known that an increased beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) concentration is the most important factor associated with treatment failure. Therefore, we suggested that relative changes in serum β-hCG could predict a successful result of medical treatment, leading to facilitation of the decision to forgo the prospect of possible surgical rescue...
October 27, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917700/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-following-elevated-mean-arterial-pressures-for-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Jeffrey H Zimering, Addisu Mesfin
BACKGROUND: Increasing the mean arterial pressure (MAP) is an accepted treatment modality to minimize the risk for irreversible neurologic damage secondary to spinal cord ischemia. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare complication occurring after transplantation surgery, in persons having an autoimmune disorder or after abrupt increases in blood pressure of various etiologies. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of medical records...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893545/effects-of-preoperative-methotrexate-on-complications-after-surgery-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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De-Jun Cui, Xiao-Lan Yang, Mei Hu, Liu-Chan Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891402/clinical-analysis-of-ectopic-pregnancies-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-southern-india-a-six-year-retrospective-study
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S Tahmina, Mary Daniel, Preethy Solomon
INTRODUCTION: Ectopic Pregnancy (EP) is a life-threatening emergency commonly encountered by medical practitioners where diagnosis can often be missed. Any woman in the reproductive age group, presenting with lower abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding must raise the suspicion of an ectopic pregnancy to prevent mortality and morbidity. AIM: To review all cases of EP and determine the incidence of EP. To study the high risk factors and know the types of clinical presentation, methods of diagnosis, outcome and complications...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867682/treatment-of-pregnant-women-with-a-diagnosis-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Sule Poturoglu, Asli Ciftcibasi Ormeci, Ali Erkan Duman
The frequency of diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has increased in younger populations. For this reason, pregnancy in patients with IBD is a topic of interest, warranting additional focus on disease management during this period. The main objective of this article is to summarize the latest findings and guidelines on the management of potential problems from pregnancy to the breastfeeding stage. Fertility is decreased in patients with active IBD. Disease remission prior to conception will likely decrease the rate of pregnancy-related complications...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858907/cholesterol-pericarditis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-rare-case-report
#16
Lin-Yan Qian, Jie Pang, Xian-Da Che, Ya-Hui Ding, Hai Zou, Bing Zhou
BACKGROUND: Cholesterol pericarditis (CP) is a special type of pericarditis. It is characterized by chronic pericardial effusion with high cholesterol concentration and with or without the formation of crystals in pericardial effusion. METHODS: In this case report, we described a 74-year-old male with massive pericardial effusion. He presented with no symptoms. However, he had 8-year history of rheumatoid arthritis medicated with methotrexate, celecoxib, and prednisone, and 5-year history of hypertension medicated with amlodipine besylate...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847572/risk-factors-for-the-development-and-progression-of-atlantoaxial-subluxation-in-surgically-treated-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-considering-the-time-interval-between-rheumatoid-arthritis-diagnosis-and-surgery
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Min-Kyun Na, Hyoung-Joon Chun, Koang-Hum Bak, Hyeong-Joong Yi, Je Il Ryu, Myung-Hoon Han
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease that can affect the cervical spine, especially the atlantoaxial region. The present study evaluated the risk factors for atlantoaxial subluxation (AAS) development and progression in patients who have undergone surgical treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 62 patients with RA and surgically treated AAS between 2002 and 2015. Additionally, we identified 62 patients as controls using propensity score matching of sex and age among 12667 RA patients from a rheumatology registry between 2007 and 2015...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844211/morbid-obesity-and-outcome-of-ectopic-pregnancy-following-capped-single-dose-regimen-methotrexate
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Luis R Hoyos, Mokerrum Malik, Marvin Najjar, Javier Rodriguez-Kovacs, Mazen Abdallah, Gustavo Vilchez, Awoniyi O Awonuga
PURPOSE: Evaluate whether morbid obesity influenced resolution, number of doses or ultimately surgical management of tubal ectopic pregnancy (TEP) when treated with single-dose regimen methotrexate (SDR-MTX) capped at 100 mg. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of patients with a diagnosis of TEP who underwent MTX treatment from 2000 to 2013. Patients were excluded if initial β-hCG <1000 mIU/mL, did not have β-hCG follow-up or were not treated with SDR-MTX...
November 14, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793386/imelda-transvaginal-approach-to-ectopic-pregnancy-diagnosis-by-transvaginal-hydrolaparoscopy-and-treatment-by-transvaginal-natural-orifice-transluminal-endoscopic-surgery
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Jan Baekelandt, Jona Vercammen
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a new minimally invasive approach for the diagnosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancy. DESIGN: Stepwise explanation of the technique using original video footage. SETTING: Hospital. PATIENT(S): Since 2014, 15 patients were treated transvaginally for ectopic pregnancy and pregnancy of unknown location (PUL). INTERVENTION(S): In case of a diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy on ultrasound, a 2...
January 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768157/initial-experience-with-low-dose-methotrexate-as-an-adjuvant-treatment-for-rapidly-recurrent-nonvasculitic-laryngotracheal-stenosis
#20
David E Rosow, Jamal Ahmed
Importance: Adult laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) is typically managed surgically, but some patients fail treatment because of rapid restenosis or granulation tissue formation. The need for frequent surgery or tracheostomy reduces the quality of life in these patients and poses a significant challenge for the treating physician. New adjuvant treatments are required to reduce the surgical burden of this condition. Objective: To examine whether patients with rapidly recurrent nonvasculitic LTS who fail surgical management of their stenosis (ie, requiring dilation more frequently than every 6 months) experience longer intervals between surgical procedures when receiving adjuvant treatment with low-dose methotrexate...
October 20, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
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