Read by QxMD icon Read


Hui Zhou, Meihong Deng, Yingjie Liu, Chenxuan Yang, Rosemary Hoffman, Jingjiao Zhou, Patricia A Loughran, Melanie J Scott, Matthew D Neal, Timothy R Billiar
Thrombocytopenia impairs host defense and hemostasis in sepsis. However, the mechanisms of how platelets regulate host defense are not fully understood. High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), a danger-associated molecular pattern protein, is released during infection and contributes to the pathogenesis of sepsis. Platelets express HMGB1, which is released on activation and has been shown to play a critical role in thrombosis, monocyte recruitment, and neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) production. However, the contribution of platelet HMGB1 to host defense is unknown...
March 27, 2018: Blood Advances
David L Chan, Matthew Dixon, Calvin H L Law, Serge Koujanian, Kaitlyn A Beyfuss, Simron Singh, Sten Myrehaug, Julie Hallet
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) have a uniquely indolent biology. Management focuses on tumor and hormonal burden reduction. Data on cytoreduction with extrahepatic disease remain limited. OBJECTIVE: We sought to define the outcomes of cytoreduction for metastatic NETs with extrahepatic metastases. METHODS: Patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery for grade 1 or 2 NETs with extrahepatic metastases (with or without intrahepatic disease) were identified from an institutional database (2003-2014)...
March 20, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Laura Coremans, Frederik de Clerck
BACKGROUND: Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome or acute perihepatitis is considered a rare complication of pelvic inflammatory disease, mostly associated with chlamydial or gonococcal salpingitis. Peritoneal tuberculosis is a rare site of extra-pulmonary infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Infection usually occurs after reactivation of latent tuberculous foci in the peritoneum and more seldom after contiguous spread from tuberculous salpingitis. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of a 21-year old female of Somalian origin diagnosed with Fitz-Hugh Curtis syndrome associated with tuberculous salpingitis and peritonitis, presenting with new onset ascites...
March 20, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
Ting-Ying Lee, Chia-Wen Wang, Teng-Wei Chen, De-Chuan Chan, Guo-Shiou Liao, Hsiu-Lung Fan
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder cancer is unusually seen but can result in highly mortality rate. It makes challenge to diagnose for clinicians due to present asymptomatic or non-specific clinical presentation including abdominal pain, anorexia. It usually also accompanies with cholelithiasis (incidence is 1-2%) and incidentally detected by radiologic examination such as ultrasound, computed tomography or intra-operative intervention accidentally. Gallbladder cancer results in highly fatal malignancy because it is difficult to early detect...
March 20, 2018: BMC Research Notes
Ravi N Srinivasa, William M Sherk, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Kyle Cooper, Joseph J Gemmete
Placement of percutaneous jejunostomy tubes using fluoroscopy may be technically challenging because of the peristaltic motion of small bowel loops within the peritoneum. Furthermore, fluoroscopic jejunostomy placement has an inherent risk of complications, including peritonitis and death. A transnasal snare technique to facilitate direct jejunostomy in patients with a surgically altered gastric anatomy has been previously reported. This report describes a patient with gastroparesis and a chronic nasojejunal tube who underwent a percutaneous transgastric snare technique to facilitate the placement of a direct jejunostomy...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Antonio De Leo, Margherita Nannini, Giulia Dondi, Donatella Santini, Milena Urbini, Elisa Gruppioni, Pierandrea De Iaco, Anna Myriam Perrone, Maria Abbondanza Pantaleo
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and liver and peritoneum are the main sites of recurrence. Ovarian metastases from GIST are very rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50 years-old woman was found to have a pelvic mass on transvaginal ultrasound (TV-US) and computed tomography (CT)-scan, considered as a right ovarian mass. The patient underwent surgical abdominal exploration that showed an ileal mass, a normal right ovary and an irregular and vascularized surface of the left ovary...
March 16, 2018: BMC Cancer
Fatimah Alnafisah, Shaimaa K Dawa, Sherif Alalfy
Cutaneous endometriosis is one of the rare gynecological conditions. Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside the endometrial cavity. It commonly occurs in pelvic sites, such as the ovaries, cul-de-sac, bowel, or pelvic peritoneum. Endometriosis at the incisional scar is difficult to diagnose because of nonspecific symptoms. Usually, patients complain of pain at the site of the incision during menstruation. The main causes in most of the reported cases are obstetrical and gynecological surgeries...
January 13, 2018: Curēus
Ying Ma, Ying Wang, Hai-Yun Wang, Yang Li, Zi-Juan Zhou, Bing-Yan Liu, Xue-Mei Li, Li-Meng Chen
Objective To investigate the risk factors predicting the short-term outcomes of patients with peritoneal dialysis(PD)-associated peritonitis (PDAP). Methods In this retrospective cohort study,the clinical data at baseline and 0-3 months before peritonitis onset (peritonitis-free period) were collected from end-stage renal disease patients who started PD and suffered from PDAP between January 1,2004 and March 31,2017 in Peking Union Medical College Hospital. After 4 weeks of follow-up,these patients were divided into two groups according to the clinical outcomes,namely poor outcome group and good outcome group...
February 28, 2018: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
Fahed Zairi, Camille Troux, Tarek Sunna, Mélodie-Anne Karnoub, Ghassan Boubez, Daniel Shedid
OBJECTIVES: The surgical management of dumbbell tumors of the lumbar spine remains controversial, because of their large volume and complex location, involving both the spinal canal and the retro peritoneum. While sporadically reported, our study aims to confirm the value of minimally invasive posterior access for the complete resection of large lumbar dumbbell tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, we included all consecutive patients who underwent the resection of a voluminous dumbbell tumor at the lumbar spine through a minimally invasive approach, between March 2015 and August 2017...
March 5, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Katharina Bröker, Julia Figge, Albert F Magnusen, Rudolf A Manz, Jörg Köhl, Christian M Karsten
B-1 cells constitute a unique subpopulation of lymphocytes residing mainly in body cavities like the peritoneal cavity (PerC) but are also found in spleen and bone marrow (BM). As innate-like B cells, they mediate first line immune defense through low-affinity natural IgM (nIgM) antibodies. PerC B-1 cells can egress to the spleen and differentiate into nIgM antibody-secreting plasma cells that recognize conserved exogenous and endogenous cellular structures. Homing to and homeostasis within the PerC are regulated by the chemokine CXCL13 released by PerC macrophages and stroma cells...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Xue-Yi Sun, Zhi Yu, Zhi-Yu Chen, Bin Xu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of manual acupuncture stimulation of different layers (skin, muscle, peritoneum, sub-peritoneum) of "Tianshu" (ST 25) region on proximal colonic pressure in normal rats. METHODS: Forty-eight male SD rats were divided into 6 groups: all layer-needling, brushing, cutaneous needling, muscular needling, peritoneum-needling and sub-peritoneum-needling groups ( n =8 in each group). Manual needling or brushing was applied to "Tianshu" (ST 25) region...
February 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Taku Naiki, Toshiki Etani, Aya Naiki-Ito, Kana Fujii, Ryosuke Ando, Keitaro Iida, Takashi Nagai, Yosuke Sugiyama, Motoo Nakagawa, Noriyasu Kawai, Takahiro Yasui
The prognostic significance of glandular differentiation in urothelial carcinoma (UC) is controversial, and thus far there is no established treatment strategy against metastasis of glandular component. We describe here a case of metastatic UC with glandular differentiation that had histological disappearance of adenocarcinoma components at autopsy after sequential chemotherapy with S-1 and cisplatin (CDDP) and with mFOLFOX6 (fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, and leucovorin) plus bevacizumab (mFOLFOX6+Bev). A 62-year-old Asian male was diagnosed with invasive UC with glandular differentiation (T2N0M0) by radical cystectomy and ileal conduit, and careful follow-up observation was made...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
Nathalia Regina F Leal, Mariana Vieira Vigliano, Fabiana A Pinto, Thayane V de Sousa, Leosvaldo S M Velozo, Kátia C C Sabino, Maria da Graça Justo, Marsen Garcia Pinto Coelho
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the anti-inflammatory potential of Pterodon polygalaeflorus hexane extract (HE) and its fractions on macrophage migration in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: Hexane extract from P. polygalaeflorus fruits was fractionated and yielded four fractions. RAW 264.7 cells were treated with samples to evaluate cell viability (MTT assay), cell migration (wound healing and transwell assays), CD14 expression (flow cytometry), iNOS and cytokine mRNA expression (RT-qPCR), NO (Griess reaction) and cytokine (ELISA) production...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Antonio Cianci, Salvatore Caruso, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Gaetano Valenti, Eliana Piombino, Stefano Cianci
PURPOSE: Peritoneal mesothelial cysts (PMC) are a clinical dilemma because of their true pathogenic nature. Many definitions have been associated with PMC, including "benign multicystic mesothelioma", "cystic mesothelioma", "multilocular peritoneal inclusion cysts", ''inflammatory cysts of the peritoneum" or "postoperative peritoneal cyst". METHODS: We herein performed a systematic review of the literature focusing on clinical and histopathological aspects of PMC, diagnosis, and therapies...
March 6, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Kristoffer Andresen
Inguinal hernias are a protrusion of the peritoneum through a weakening in the groin in which abdominal content (intestines or fat) can herniate and cause a bulge. Inguinal hernias can be painful and require surgery. Worldwide, approximately 20 million patients are operated each year, with 10,000 in Denmark. The repair of inguinal hernias causes pain and 16% of patients experience chronic pain six months after the standard, open, mesh-based Lichtenstein technique. Therefore, surgeons are trying to improve the techniques by finding new ways of operating...
March 2018: Danish Medical Journal
Xiangsheng Huang, Stefan Wiehr, Anna-Maria Wild, Patrick Voßberg, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Beate Grüner, Carsten Köhler, Peter T Soboslay
Cytostatic drugs used in cancer therapy were evaluated for their capacity to inhibit Echinococcus multilocularis metacestode growth and proliferation. Metacestode tissues were exposed in vitro to docetaxel, doxorubicin, navelbine, paclitaxel, and vorinostat for 1 week, then incubated in drug-free culture, and thereafter metacestodes were injected into the peritoneum of Meriones unguiculatus . Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and simultaneous positron emission tomography (PET) were applied to monitor in vivo growth of drug-exposed E...
February 6, 2018: Oncotarget
Vito Chiantera, Marco Petrillo, Elene Abesadze, Giulio Sozzi, Margherita Dessole, Mariano Catello Di Donna, Giovanni Scambia, Jalid Sehouli, Sylvia Mechsner
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of clinical presentation and surgical outcome in patients with deep lateral pelvic endometriosis (dLPE). DESIGN: Retrospective multicentric study (Canadian Task Force Classification II-2). SETTING: University tertiary referral centres. PATIENTS: 148 women with deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). INTERVENTION: Laparoscopic excision of DIE. Disease Distribution was classified as: Central Pelvic Endometriosis (CPE) when DIE involved one of these anatomic sites: cervix, vagina, uterosacral ligaments, rectum, bladder and pelvic peritoneum; superficial Lateral Pelvic Endometriosis (sLPE) when parametria, ureters or hypogastric plexus were involved; deep Lateral Pelvic Endometriosis (dLPE) in presence of sacral plexus and/or sciatic nerve infiltration...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Juliana Pavan Zuliani, José María Gutiérrez, Catarina Teixeira
Phagocytosis, a process involved in host defense, requires coordination of a variety of signaling reactions. MT-II, a catalytically-inactive Lys49-PLA2 ¸ and MT-III, an active Asp49-PLA2 isolated from Bothrops asper snake venom, activate phagocytosis in macrophages. In this study the signal pathways mediating zymosan phagocytosis, focusing in lipidic second messengers, were investigated. Macrophages collected from male Swiss mouse peritoneum were obtained 96 h after i.p. injection of thioglycollate. Phagocytosis was evaluated with non-opsonized zymosan in the presence or absence of specific inhibitors...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Parth Khade, Srinivas Devarakonda
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common malignancy with high metastatic potential, primarily due to its extensive vascularity. Common sites of metastasis include lungs, bone, lymph nodes, liver, and brain. However, rare cases of metastasis to other sites including inguinal lymph nodes, peritoneum/mesentery, and orbit have been published in the literature. Herein, a unique case involving metastasis of RCC to the uvula is presented. The patient is a 55-year-old White female with a past medical history of stage 3 (T3aN0M0) RCC s/p nephrectomy 3 years prior to presentation...
2018: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Jeffery Chakedis, Carl R Schmidt
Surgical treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer offers a chance for cure or prolonged survival, particularly for those with more favorable prognostic factors and limited tumor burden. The treatment plan requires multidisciplinary evaluation because multiple therapy options exist. Advanced surgical techniques, adjuncts to resection, and modern chemotherapy all contribute to best outcomes for patients with hepatic metastases. Although cure is less common for patients with metastasis to lung or peritoneum, surgical resection for the former and cytoreduction and intraperitoneal chemotherapy for the latter may help to achieve cancer control in selected patients...
April 2018: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"