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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629235/atrial-fibrillation-as-a-complication-of-ibrutinib-therapy-clinical-features-and-challenges-of-management
#1
Bronwyn C Thorp, Xavier Badoux
Ibrutinib is a Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor finding increasingly widespread use in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Evidence of an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) emerged in Phase III studies with a median incidence of approximately 6%. The mechanism remains unknown, but inhibition of a cardioprotective pathway has been proposed. Ibrutinib induces a platelet function defect, increasing the bleeding risk of anticoagulation for AF stroke prophylaxis. Multiple potential drug interactions are an added complication...
June 20, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609811/successful-management-of-unresectable-small-bowel-lymphoma-with-laparoscopy-assisted-surgical-exclusion-of-the-affected-intestine
#2
Tetsuya Kagawa, Tatsunori Kobayashi, Satoshi Ueyama, Hiroki Okabayashi, Tetsuya Ogino, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
The incidence of small bowel lymphoma (SBL) is increasing worldwide. In contrast to resectable SBL, the treatment of unresectable SBL is still contentious. Here, we report a case of unresectable SBL that was treated by laparoscopic exclusion of the affected intestine before systemic chemotherapy was administered. An 84-year-old man was diagnosed with primary SBL involving extranodal dissemination. The patient received prophylactic surgery, namely exclusion of the affected intestine. This therapy diminishes well-known and life-threatening complications, such as perforation, bleeding, and obstruction, which may still occur after chemotherapy, and it makes the administration of chemotherapy safer...
June 13, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558450/-transoral-coblation-assisted-endoscopic-minimally-invasive-surgery-for-superficial-tongue-base-tumours
#3
W Y Li, H Huo, D H Yang, J H Liu, J Wang, X F Jin, Y Y Niu
Objective: To introduce the method of transoral coblation-assisted endoscopic minimally invasive surgery for superficial tongue base tumour. Methods: A total of 15 patients treated with transoral coblation-assisted endoscopic minimally invasive surgery from Mar. 2006 to Aug. 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. There were 9 patients with malignant tumors, 6 patients with benign neoplasms. Adjuvant postoperative radiation therapy was applied in three cases of squamous cell carcinoma, neck was performed in four cases of cancer...
May 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536906/current-status-of-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-development-and-use-in-b-cell-malignancies
#4
REVIEW
Andrew Aw, Jennifer R Brown
The B-cell receptor (BCR) pathway plays an important role in the survival, proliferation and trafficking of cancer cells in a variety of B-cell malignancies. Recently, a number of agents have been developed to target various components of the BCR pathway. One such target is Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK), a Tec family kinase member found near the cell membrane that is involved in upstream BCR signaling. The biological function of BTK in several B-cell lymphoid malignancies has led to the development of the oral BTK inhibitor ibrutinib...
May 23, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489811/intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma-diagnosed-via-transjugular-liver-biopsy-in-a-patient-with-liver-dysfunction-and-thrombocytopenia-a-case-report
#5
Mi-Jung Kim, Ho-Sung Park, Ho-Young Yhim
RATIONALE: Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is an extremely rare subtype of large B-cell lymphoma characterized by the presence of lymphoma cells within the lumen of small blood vessels. IVLBCL presents with nonspecific symptoms such as fever, weight loss, and bleeding. Because of its rarity and unremarkable clinical presentation, a timely diagnosis is very challenging. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 71-year-old Korean man complained of fever, but apart from pretibial pitting edema and mild thrombocytopenia, the physical examination and laboratory test findings were unremarkable...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489772/primary-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-successfully-treated-by-combined-chemotherapy-alone-a-case-report
#6
Ana María Cubo, Zandra Mileny Soto, Miguel Ángel Cruz, María José Doyague, Verónica Sancho, Aurymar Fraino, Óscar Blanco, Noemi Puig, Miguel Alcoceba, Marcos González, José María Sayagués
RATIONALE: Primary lymphomas of the uterine cervix are a rare disease. They are often misdiagnosed because of their rarity and because they can be easily confused with a squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, as they are usually presented as exophytic mass with vaginal bleeding as their most common symptoms. Nevertheless, considering that both the prognosis and the treatment are completely different between them, differential diagnosis should be taken into account. PATIENT CONCERNS: A case of a 51-year-old woman with a primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the cervix is presented...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474649/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-diagnosing-mediastinal-lymphadenopathy
#7
Tanushree Gahlot, Ujjwal Parakh, Kusum Verma, Bobby Bhalotra, Neeraj Jain
CONTEXT: The diagnosis of mediastinal lymphadenopathy is always a challenge. There always a need of a technique that is highly accurate as well as safe for diagnosis the same. AIMS: The aim of the study is to assess the clinical usefulness and safety profile of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in diagnosing the patients with mediastinal lymphadenopathy. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was an observational prospective study...
May 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470353/synchronous-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphomas-of-the-endometrium-and-breast-a-staging-dilemma
#8
REVIEW
J P Gleeson, G B Woods, G A Watson, J Ryan, E Doyle, F Quinn, J C O'Keane, J A McCaffrey
BACKGROUND: A 66 years old presented with abnormal postmenopausal vaginal bleeding and was diagnosed with an endometrial lymphoma (diffuse large B cell type, DLBCL). A left breast lesion was found on PET CT which was subsequently biopsy-proven as a separate stage IE DLBCL, but she had no lymph node, bone marrow or spleen involvement. AIMS: This study aimed to review the available literature and discuss the management and staging of synchronous extra-nodal DLBCL's...
May 3, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379860/silicone-breast-implants-and-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases-myth-or-reality
#9
Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, Maartje J Colaris, René R van der Hulst
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In the present review, recent findings regarding silicone breast implants (SBIs) complicated by rheumatic autoimmune diseases are described. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite changes in the principal constituents of the silicone implants during the past 50 years, silicone remained an adjuvant that may 'bleed' and subsequently may be a chronic stimulus to the immune system resulting in similar clinical manifestations as 50 years ago. Silicones are spread throughout the body and can be detected in tissues and the central nervous system...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326798/indwelling-pleural-catheters-for-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-a-14-year-single-center-experience
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Saadia A Faiz, Priyanka Pathania, Juhee Song, Liang Li, Diwakar D Balachandran, David E Ost, Rodolfo C Morice, Vickie R Shannon, Lara Bashoura, Georgie A Eapen, Carlos A Jimenez
RATIONALE: Placement of an indwelling pleural catheter is an established modality for symptom relief and pleurodesis in the treatment of malignant pleural effusion. Concerns remain regarding possible infectious complications, risk of hemorrhage, and the rate of pleurodesis with the use of pleural catheters in the treatment of hematologic malignancies. OBJECTIVES: The goals of our study were: (1) to evaluate the safety and cumulative incidence of pleurodesis with indwelling pleural catheters for patients with hematologic malignancies, and (2) to evaluate overall survival of this cohort of patients with pleural effusions...
June 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325194/multimodality-treatment-of-gastric-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Naruhiko Ikoma, Brian D Badgwell, Paul F Mansfield
Gastric lymphoma is rare, accounting for 3% of gastric neoplasms and 10% of lymphomas. Treatment should be stratified based on histologic type, stage, Helicobacter pylori infection, and t(11;18) translocation status. Surgery is no longer a mainstay for treatment and should be reserved for rare situations such as perforation, fistula formation, and severe bleeding. Multimodal treatment, including H pylori eradication, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, should be provided as appropriate and can result in excellent outcomes...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325057/-multiple-organ-resection-for-extensive-lymphoma-in-the-abdominal-cavity
#12
L Hlaváčová, R Vrba, M Gregořík, Č Neoral
Extranodal lymphomas are quite rare, and they usually present as non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The most common localization is the gastrointestinal tract, mainly the stomach - primary gastric lymphoma; histologically, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most frequent type. The diagnosis is established based on endoscopic examination with biopsy of the tumor. It is an aggressive tumor, highly chemosensitive, which is why primary systemic chemotherapy is indicated in early, as well as late, stages of the disease...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275497/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-as-a-rescue-therapy-for-acute-respiratory-failure-during-chemotherapy-in-a-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#13
Sang Won Lee, Youn Seup Kim, Goohyeon Hong
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by pneumonia in patients with hematologic malignancies can be life-threatening. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is the only temporary treatment for patients with ARDS who are refractory to conventional treatment. However, the immunosuppression and coagulopathies in hematological malignancies such as lymphoma and acute leukemia are relative contraindications for ECMO, due to high risks of infection and bleeding. Here, we report a 22-year-old man with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who developed pneumonia and ARDS during induction chemotherapy; he was treated with ECMO...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250305/splenic-marginal-zone-lymphoma-with-acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-diagnosed-via-splenic-bleeding
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Yukiko Komeno, Naoki Shibuya, Hideki Uryu, Haruki Yamada, Takeo Toda, Masayuki Shibasaki, Shinji Kunishima, Kuniko Iihara, Tomiko Ryu
An 85-year-old woman underwent emergent splenectomy due to left abdominal pain and active bleeding in a massively enlarged spleen. The histological diagnosis was splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL). A prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) was noted, and additional tests led to the diagnosis of type 2A-like acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS). An APTT cross mixing test ruled out the presence of inhibitors. She received eight courses of rituximab monotherapy. The coagulation data showed no improvement, possibly because the lymphoma showed a poor response to the treatment...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244895/peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-presenting-as-a-primary-uterine-cervix-mass-a-report-of-a-rare-case
#15
Farid Kosari, Nakisa Niknejad, Fatemeh Nili, Behnaz Jahanbin, Mahrooz Malek
Malignant lymphoma is a rare form of malignancy in the uterine cervix. Most of the previously reported cases were B-cell lymphomas. We present a case of primary peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified, in the uterine cervix in a 49-year-old woman with a history of severe vaginal bleeding. The patient was treated with a CHOP (cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine, and prednisolone) chemotherapy regimen and 28 cycles of radiotherapy. Three months later, she presented with generalized lymphadenopathy and sudden left-eye ptosis as a complication of CNS involvement and died after 20 months from the initial disease presentation...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221211/a-rare-case-of-ck20-ck7-double-negative-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#16
Mary D Le, Luke H OʼSteen, David S Cassarino
The authors present a case of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) with unique immunohistochemical staining characteristics. A 57-year-old woman presented with a firm 0.3 cm tan papule on her left nasal-labial fold that was reportedly increasing in size and bleeding. She had a history of multiple head and neck actinic keratoses, papillary thyroid carcinoma, and a family history of an uncle with melanoma. The clinical differential diagnosis was "non-melanoma skin cancer." Histological examination showed a markedly atypical-appearing basaloid neoplasm, present mostly in the dermis, with focal pagetoid spread into the epidermis...
March 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211282/signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-the-jejunum-an-uncommon-finding-within-the-reach-of-capsule-endoscopy
#17
José Francisco Juanmartiñena, Marta Montes, Ignacio Fernández-Urién
An 80 year-old female presented with ductal breast carcinoma (stage II) three years ago, complained of asthenia and iron-deficiency anemia. No diagnosis was obtained after conventional endoscopy and iron supplements were indicated. Ten months later visible digestive hemorrhage was presented. Upper and lower endoscopy was repeated but non-diagnosis was obtained. Thus, video capsule endoscopy was indicated identifying a stenotic lesion arising in the mucosa of distal jejunum. Histopathological examination revealed a poorly mucinous differentiated signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma with an intense peri-tumoral lymphoid (Crohn´s-like lymphoid reaction) and lympho-vascular infiltration with no nodal metastases (pT3N0;7ª edition TNM classification)...
February 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208868/female-genital-tract-involvement-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-rare-case-report
#18
Vikram Narang, Amit Dhiman, Bhavna Garg, Neena Sood
Female Genital Tract (FGT) involvement with hematologic neoplasms is uncommon and the hematologic malignancies which involve the female genital organs are usually non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Involvement of the uterus and cervix with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) is extremely rare, and ovarian involvement is even rarer. We report the case of a young lady who presented with tubo-ovarian mass, excessive post-operative bleeding (post-total abdominal hystrerctomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) and was diagnosed to have ALL with blood and tissue involvement by histopathology and flow cytometry...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176228/primary-uterine-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-dlbcl-in-a-patient-with-prolonged-insertion-of-intrauterine-device-iud
#19
Takuya Shimizu, Kazuo Hatanaka, Hitomi Kaneko, Toshihide Shimada, Kazunori Imada
A 49-year-old female from China was referred to our hospital after endocervical polypectomy. Twenty years before admission, after the birth of her first child, an intrauterine device (IUD) had been inserted due to the one-child policy in China. She had noticed abnormal vaginal bleeding with a foul smell 3 years before admission. Then the IUD was removed and a polyp was found at the IUD contact site. Two months before admission, endocervical polypectomy was performed. Lymphoma was suspected by histological examination and she was referred to our hospital...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152791/improving-venous-thromboembolism-vte-prophylaxis-for-hospitalized-malignant-hematology-bone-marrow-transplant-heme-bmt-patients
#20
John Dzundza, Archana Ajmera, Ashley Gustafson, Mimi Lo, Richard Fong, Larissa Graff, Bao Dao, Rebecca Young, Lloyd Earl Damon, Thomas G Martin, Rebecca Leah Olin
79 Background: Hospitalized patients on the heme/BMT service at our academic cancer center have historically not received pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis (VTEP) due to concerns regarding thrombocytopenia and bleeding risk. However, a retrospective review of heme/BMT admissions from 2009 to 2013 revealed that 59% of hospital-acquired VTE cases occurred at a platelet count > 50 x 10E9/L, suggesting missed opportunities for VTE prevention. METHODS: To implement VTEP on the heme/BMT service, a multidisciplinary quality improvement team developed a pilot intervention with 5 strategies: 1) identification of heme/BMT-specific contraindications to VTEP, 2) standardized use of VTEP for all heme/BMT patients unless contraindications are present, 3) hold parameter for platelet count < 50 x 10E9/L within the VTEP order, 4) note template to document VTEP plan, and 5) provider, nurse, pharmacist, and patient education...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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