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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816982/performance-of-procalcitonin-in-diagnosing-parapneumonic-pleural-effusions-a-clinical-study-and-meta-analysis
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Chao He, Bo Wang, Danni Li, Huan Xu, Yongchun Shen
BACKGROUND: Parapneumonic pleural effusion (PPE) is a common complication of pneumonia. The accurate diagnosis of PPE remains a challenge. Recent studies suggest that procalcitonin (PCT) emerges as a potential biomarker for PPE. Our study aimed to determine the diagnostic value of PCT for PPE by a clinical study and summarize the overall diagnostic performance of PCT through a meta-analysis. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data of the patients with PPE and controls were collected in our clinical study...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815885/novel-landscape-of-hla-g-isoforms-expressed-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients
#2
Diana Tronik-Le Roux, Julie Renard, Jérôme Vérine, Victor Renault, Emmanuel Tubacher, Joel LeMaoult, Nathalie Rouas-Freiss, Jean-François Deleuze, François Desgrandschamps, Edgardo D Carosella
Immune-checkpoints are powerful inhibitory molecules that promote tumor survival. Their blockade is now recognized as providing effective therapeutic benefit against cancer. HLA-G, a recently identified immune checkpoint, has been detected in many types of primary tumors and metastases, in malignant effusions as well as on tumor-infiltrating cells, particularly in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Here, in order to define a possible anti-cancer therapy, we used a molecular approach based on an unbiased strategy that combines transcriptome determination and immunohistochemical labeling, to analyze in-depth, the HLA-G isoforms expressed in these tumors...
August 16, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805234/prognostic-factors-for-mortality-due-to-pneumonia-among-adults-from-different-age-groups-in-singapore-and-mortality-predictions-based-on-psi-and-curb-65
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Zoe Xz Zhang, Yang Yong, Wan C Tan, Liang Shen, Han Seong Ng, Kok Yong Fong
INTRODUCTION: Pneumonia is associated with considerable mortality. However, the information on age-specific prognostic factors for death from pneumonia is limited. METHODS: Patients hospitalised with a diagnosis of pneumonia through the emergency department were stratified into three age groups: 18-64 years; 65-84 years; and ≥ 85 years. Multivariate logistic regression and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analyses were conducted to evaluate prognostic factors for mortality and the performance of pneumonia severity scoring tools for mortality prediction...
August 14, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801242/oxidant-species-are-involved-in-t-b-mediated-erk1-2-phosphorylation-that-activates-p53-p21-axis-to-promote-kshv-lytic-cycle-in-pel-cells
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Roberta Gonnella, Shivangi Yadav, Maria Saveria Gilardini Montani, Marisa Granato, Roberta Santarelli, Alessia Garufi, Gabriella D'Orazi, Alberto Faggioni, Mara Cirone
KSHV is a gammaherpesvirus strongly associated to human cancers such as Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL) and Kaposi's Sarcoma. The naturally virus-infected tumor cells usually display latent infection since a minority of cells undergoes spontaneous viral replication. The lytic cycle can be induced in vitro upon appropriate stimuli such as TPA (T), alone or in combination with butyrate (B), (T/B). In previous studies, Protein Kinase C (PKC) δ, Extracellular Signal-regulated Kinase1/2 (ERK1/2) and p53-p21 axis have been separately reported to play a role in KSHV reactivation from latency...
August 8, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799457/a-single-institution-experience-for-the-management-of-recurrent-pleural-effusions-with-tunneled-pleural-catheter-and-its-evolution
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Tuhina Raman, Nikhil Meena
BACKGROUND: Indwelling tunneled pleural catheters (TPCs) are increasingly being used to treat recurrent pleural effusions. There is also an increased interest in early pleurodesis in order to prevent infectious complications. We studied the time to removal and other outcomes for all the TPCs placed at our institution. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, records of patients who had had a TPC placed between July 2009 and June 2016 were reviewed; the catheters were placed in an endoscopy suite or during pleuroscopy with or without a sclerosant...
August 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799302/clinical-profile-of-patients-presenting-with-malignant-pleural-effusion-to-a-tertiary-health-care-centre
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Nitin Gadewad, Kunal Deokar, Shivhari Ghorpade
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural effusions are one of the leading causes of exudative pleural effusions. We studied the clinical profile of patients presenting with malignant pleural effusion, their cytological and histopathological features and the efficacy of pleurodesis in preventing recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 100 patients who were positive for malignant cells in pleural fluid cytology or pleural biopsy were recruited. After history and clinical examination, Chest radiographs, Computed tomography of chest were performed...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795070/an-interesting-case-of-a-bilious-pleural-effusion
#7
Christoffel van Niekerk, Kelly Fan, Anna Sarcon, Bao Luu
Malignant pleural effusions are common complications in patients with primary or metastatic cancer to the lungs. In this article, we describe a unique case of a patient with history of diffuse pulmonary metastases from gallbladder adenocarcinoma who acutely developed a bilious pleural effusion following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. We believe the bilious pleural effusion (cholethorax or bilothorax) developed as a complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography rather than tumor burden causing a fistula from the biliary tree to the right pleural space...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794388/long-term-outcomes-after-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-pericardiectomy-for-pericardial-effusion
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Yasushi Mizukami, Nobuhito Ueda, Hirofumi Adachi, Jun Arikura, Keishi Kondo
PURPOSE: Chronic or recurrent pericardial effusion is often associated with malignant disease. However, there have been few reports of the long-term outcomes after video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) pericardiectomy. We have performed it since 1992, and report our procedure and outcomes. METHODS: Patients who underwent VATS pericardiectomy were investigated. RESULTS: In all, 29 patients (12 men; median age: 61 (23-88) years) were evaluated; 8 had no malignancies and 21 did...
August 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791245/diagnostic-yield-and-safety-of-closed-needle-pleural-biopsy-in-exudative-pleural-effusion
#9
Govind Singh Rajawat, Supreet Batra, Rajendra Prasad Takhar, Lalit Rathi, Chand Bhandari, Manohar Lal Gupta
BACKGROUND: Closed pleural biopsy was previously considered a procedure of choice in cases of undiagnosed pleural effusion with good efficacy. Currently, the closed pleural biopsy has been replaced by thoracoscopic biopsy but not easily available in resource-limited setups. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze the diagnostic yield and safety of closed needle pleural biopsy in exudative pleural effusion and assessment of patients' characteristics with the yield of pleural biopsy...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
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/28790240/-successful-treatment-of-acute-empyema-due-to-rupture-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
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Isamu Watanabe, Naoki Kanauchi, Hikaru Watanabe, Akira Hamada
Cases of rescue after rupture of pyogenic liver abscess into the thorax are rare. Here, we report 2 cases of rescue in patients with acute empyema due to rupture of a suppurative abscess into the thorax. Case 1:A 61-year-old male had high fever of 39 °C and right abdominal pain. Thoracic computed tomography(CT) showed encapsulated pleural effusion in the right thorax and ring-like enhancement in the right liver. The diagnosis was acute empyema caused by rupture of liver abscess. The pathogenic bacteria were Streptococcus group...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765926/imaging-characteristics-of-adult-onset-still-s-disease-demonstrated-with-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Lei Jiang, Yan Xiu, Taoying Gu, Caihong Dong, Bing Wu, Hongcheng Shi
The diagnosis of adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) is non‑specific, and requires the exclusion of other diseases including infectious, inflammatory and malignant diseases. The current study aimed to summarize the imaging characteristics of fluorodeoxyglucose (18F‑FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computerized tomography (CT) in patients with AOSD. The 18F‑FDG PET/CT characteristic observations of 32 patients with definite AOSD were retrospectively reviewed based on visual interpretation and the semi‑quantitative index of standard uptake value of maximum (SUVmax)...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748356/pd-l1-induced-by-ifn-%C3%AE-from-tumor-associated-macrophages-via-the-jak-stat3-and-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathways-promoted-progression-of-lung-cancer
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Xiaohui Zhang, Yuanyuan Zeng, Qiuxia Qu, Jianjie Zhu, Zeyi Liu, Weiwei Ning, Hui Zeng, Nan Zhang, Wenwen Du, Cheng Chen, Jian-An Huang
BACKGROUND: Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) is conventionally regarded as an inflammatory cytokine that has a pivotal role in anti-infection and tumor immune surveillance. It has been used clinically to treat a variety of malignancies. However, increased evidence has suggested IFN-γ can act to induce tumor progression. The role of IFN-γ in regulating antitumor immunity appears to be complex and paradoxical. The mechanism underlying the dual aspects of IFN-γ function in antitumor immunity is not clear...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746529/ultrasound-guided-intrapleural-positioning-of-pleural-catheters-influence-on-immediate-lung-expansion-and-pleurodesis-in-patients-with-recurrent-malignant-pleural-effusion
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Pedro Henrique Xavier Nabuco de Araujo, Ricardo Mingarini Terra, Thiago da Silva Santos, Rodrigo Caruso Chate, Antonio Fernando Lins de Paiva, Paulo Manuel Pêgo-Fernandes
Objective: To evaluate the role of intrapleural positioning of a pleural catheter in early lung expansion and pleurodesis success in patients with recurrent malignant pleural effusion (RMPE). Methods: This was a retrospective study nested into a larger prospective cohort study including patients with RMPE recruited from a tertiary university teaching hospital between June of 2009 and September of 2014. The patients underwent pleural catheter insertion followed by bedside pleurodesis...
May 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746218/localized-nasopharyngeal-amyloidosis-mimicking-malignancy-a-case-report
#15
Jong Seung Kim, Sam Hyun Kwon
RATIONALE: Nasopharyngeal amyloidosis is a benign, slowly progressive disease that is characterized by extracellular eosinophilic deposition. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a rare case of localized nasopharyngeal amyloidosis. DIAGNOSES: The initial chief complaint of this patient was frequent epistaxis and right aural fullness. The initial diagnosis was nasopharyngeal tumor. INTERVENTIONS: There is no universally effective medical treatment for nasopharyngeal amyloidosis but surgery can be an option...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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/28728299/-the-value-of-b7-h4-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen-in-diagnosing-the-benign-and-malignant-pleural-effusion
#17
F Wei, Y Wei, L F Li, G L Li, G J Wang
Objective: To evaluate the value of combined detection of negative costimulatory molecule B7-H4 and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in diagnosing malignant and benign pleural effusion. Methods: Ninety-seven pleural effusion specimen were collected, 55 of which were diagnosed as malignant pleural effusion and 42 were benign pleural effusion. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay(ELISA) was used to examine the concentration of B7-H4 and CEA in pleural effusion. Electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay was used to detect the CEA level in pleural effusion...
July 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727272/performance-of-clinical-prediction-rules-for-diagnosis-of-pleural-tuberculosis-in-a-high-incidence-setting
#18
Lely Solari, Alonso Soto, Patrick Van der Stuyft
OBJECTIVES: Diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis (PT) is still a challenge, particularly in resource- constrained settings. Alternative diagnostic tools are needed. We aimed at evaluating the utility of Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) for diagnosis of Pleural Tuberculosis (PT) in Peru. METHODS: We identified CPRs for diagnosis of PT through a structured literature search. CPRs using high-complexity tests, as defined by the FDA, were excluded. We applied the identified CPRs to patients with pleural exudates attending two third-level hospitals in Lima, Peru, a setting with high incidence of tuberculosis...
July 20, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726781/autophagy-inhibition-reduces-chemoresistance-and-tumorigenic-potential-of-human-ovarian-cancer-stem-cells
#19
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
#20
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)
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