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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379860/silicone-breast-implants-and-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases-myth-or-reality
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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...
April 4, 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, George 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...
March 22, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325194/multimodality-treatment-of-gastric-lymphoma
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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
#4
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
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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
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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
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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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105602/ibrutinib-a-review-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia
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REVIEW
Emma D Deeks
Ibrutinib (Imbruvica(®)) is an oral irreversible inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase, a B-cell receptor (BCR) signalling kinase expressed by various haematopoietic cells, B-cell lymphomas and leukaemias. The drug is indicated for the treatment of certain haematological malignancies, including chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), which are the focus of this review. In phase III CLL/SLL trials, ibrutinib monotherapy was more effective than chlorambucil in the first-line treatment of elderly patients (RESONATE-2) and more effective than ofatumumab in previously-treated adults (RESONATE)...
February 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066590/comparison-of-radial-endobronchial-ultrasound-with-a-guide-sheath-and-with-distance-by-thin-bronchoscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions-a-prospective-randomized-crossover-trial
#14
Su-Juan Zhang, Ming Zhang, Jun Zhou, Qiu-Di Zhang, Qian-Qian Xu, Xiong Xu
BACKGROUND: Transbronchial biopsy (TBB) using radial endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath (REBUS-GS) has improved the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs). Because of the high cost of the GS, REBUS with distance (REBUS-D) has certain advantages. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic yield of the REBUS-GS and REBUS-D by thin bronchoscopy for PPLs. METHODS: Patients with PPLs were enrolled in a prospective randomized crossover study from August 2014 and July 2015...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999885/multidetector-ct-enterography-of-focal-small-bowel-lesions-a-radiological-pathological-correlation
#15
REVIEW
Farnoosh Sokhandon, Sayf Al-Katib, Lawrence Bahoura, Alexander Copelan, Daniel George, Dominic Scola
Focal small bowel lesions present a diagnostic challenge for both the radiologist and gastroenterologist. Both the detection and characterization of small bowel masses have greatly improved with the advent of multidetector CT enterography (MD-CTE). As such, MD-CTE is increasingly utilized in the workup of occult gastrointestinal bleeding. In this article, we review the spectrum of focal small bowel masses with pathologic correlation. Adenocarcinoma, the most common primary small bowel malignancy, presents as a focal irregular mass occasionally with circumferential extension leading to obstruction...
December 20, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978876/-application-of-cut-needle-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-submucosal-type-of-nasopharyngeal-neoplasms
#16
M Li, S H Qu, Y D Qin, J L Lu, G P Lan, Y Qin, Y Yang, Y F Si
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of cut needle biopsy in the diagnosis of submucosal nasopharyngeal neoplasms. Methods: Cut needle biopsy performed with automatic biopsy gun was applied in 17 cases with submucosal type of nasopharyngeal neoplasms.The bleeding quantity was recorded and the pain was measured by score. Results: Adequate biopsy sample for hispathological diagnosis was received from each of the 17 patients. And the hispathological diagnosis were consistent with the follow-up visit. The bleeding quantity ranged from 1 to 5 ml ((1...
December 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966419/-a-87-year-old-woman-was-run-down-by-a-hit-and-run-driver-and-cured-of-malignant-lymphoma
#17
Adam Christian Vilmar, Per Boye Hansen
A 87-year-old woman was run down by a hit-and-run driver while riding her bicycle. An acute computed tomography (CT) showed no fractures or internal bleedings but revealed an asymptomatic tumour in the colon transversum. During operation, a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was resected. Subsequent positron emission tomography/CT and bone marrow examination revealed no dissemination. No chemotherapy or radiation therapy was given. The patient was seen in the outpatient clinic every six months, and after two and a half year she is still in complete remission with a normal haemoglobin level...
December 12, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936890/incidental-findings-in-the-skeletal-musculature-on-computed-tomography
#18
Dominik Schramm, Annkathrin Justus, Andreas G Bach, Alexey Surov
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze intramuscular incidental findings identified on CT in a large patient cohort. METHODS: In the time period from 2010 to 2015, a total of 44,794 patients with several diagnoses were investigated by CT. Only those patients who underwent body CT including the neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvic regions after the i.v. application of a contrast medium were involved in the study. There were 4085 patients. On further analysis, only patients with intramuscular findings (IFs) incidentally detected on CT were included...
February 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917497/acquired-factor-xiii-inhibitor-associated-with-mantle-cell-lymphoma
#19
Christian P Nixon, Elizabeth H Prsic, Christine A Guertin, Ryan L Stevenson, Joseph D Sweeney
BACKGROUND: Acquired Factor (F)XIII deficiency is a very rare bleeding diathesis with a potentially fatal outcome, previously described in the context of autoimmune disorders and leukemias. There is minimal information on autoantibody characterization and the role of antifibrinolytic therapy in patient management. CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old woman with a 3-month history of bruising and heavy menorrhagia presented with ongoing vaginal bleeding, symptomatic anemia, and a right thigh hematoma...
March 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913512/walking-a-tightrope-clinical-use-of-ibrutinib-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma-in-the-elderly
#20
Marco Ruella, Pierre Soubeyran
Representative clinical case. A 74-year-old male patient was diagnosed with stage 3 mantle cell lymphoma in 2012. Because he was ineligible for intensive treatment (age, previous myocardial infarction [MI]), he received rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) chemoimmunotherapy for 6 cycles (reaching complete response) and then rituximab maintenance (RM) for 2 years. One year after the end of RM, he relapsed with disseminated disease. He was started on ibrutinib 560 mg/day...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
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