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Fernando Warley, María Belén Binella, Diego Hernan Giunta, Cristina M Elizondo, Bruno Leonel Ferreyro, Lucia Caraballo
BACKGROUND: Improvement in oncologic therapy has increased survival in oncologic patients. There has been a concomitant increase in the incidence of secondary meningeal involvement. Early diagnosis is mandatory. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with the presence of secondary neoplastic cells in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with suspected carcinomatous meningitis (CM) Methods: Cross-sectional study involving adult patients with solid cancer diagnosis and suspected CM between 2004 and 2014 at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires...
2017: Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas
C Elm'hadi, Z Es Sbai, M Reda Khmamouche, M Toreis, R Tanz, H Errihani, M Ichou
The appearance of meningeal carcinomatosis in breast cancer is an event that is being reported increasingly more frequently in the literature. It seems to be related with the lengthening of the patients' lives, improved sensitivity to diagnostic imaging and impermeability of the blood-brain barrier to the chemotherapeutic agents. It is an evolutionary form that affirms the metastatic invasion of the subarachnoidal space and is correlated with limited survival. Its diagnosis is difficult, due to the lack of specificity of the clinical signs dominated by headaches, cognitive disorders and possible signs and symptoms of progressive focal lesions...
April 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
Daqi Zhang, Fang Li, Che-Wei Wu, Xiaoli Liu, Jingwei Xin, Feng-Yu Chiang, Hui Sun
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility and value of using intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) performed via percutaneous probe stimulation during total endoscopic thyroidectomy. METHODS: This study prospectively enrolled a series of 132 consecutive patients with 156 recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLNs) at risk who received total endoscopic thyroidectomy performed via bilateral breast approach using standardized IONM. The stimulation probe was introduced into the working space by percutaneous puncture...
May 2017: Head & Neck
Monaz Abdulrahman Ali, Ashraf Abualhasan Abdellatif
BACKGROUND: Acoustic puncture assist device (APAD™) is a pressure measurement combined with a related acoustic signal that has been successfully used to facilitate epidural punctures. The principal of loss of resistance (LOR) is similar when performing paravertebral block (PVB). We investigated the usefulness of APAD™ by comparing it with the conventional LOR techniques for identifying paravertebral space (PVS). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 100 women who were scheduled for elective breast surgery under general anesthesia with PVB were randomized into two equal groups...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Hidemasa Takahashi, Takeo Suzuki
Complete antethoracic block for modified radical mastectomy is a composite block comprising the antethoracic medial, antethoracic inferior, and antethoracic lateral blocks. The puncture targets of all components are easy to identify, and the risk of complications such as pneumothorax is low. Our patient was a 72-year-old woman undergoing modified radical mastectomy for breast cancer. After induction of general anesthesia, but before surgical incision, she received a complete antethoracic block for anesthesia, which also provided good analgesia postoperatively...
February 8, 2017: A & A Case Reports
Angelica Conversano, Chafika Mazouni, Anne Thomin, Amélie Gaudin, Marie Fournier, Françoise Rimareix, Julia Bonastre
BACKGROUND: Axillary lymphadenectomy for primary breast cancer produces a non-negligible rate of postoperative lymphorrhea, prolonged hospital stays, and multiple seroma punctures. We evaluated the impact of low-thrombin fibrin sealant glue on surgical wounds in patients undergoing axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer. METHODS: We conducted an observational study of 149 patients who underwent axillary lymphadenectomy for primary breast cancer between January 2014 and December 2015...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
Qing-Qing He, Jian Zhu, Da-Yong Zhuang, Zi-Yi Fan, Lu-Ming Zheng, Peng Zhou, Lei Hou, Fang Yu, Yan-Ning Li, Lei Xiao, Xue-Feng Dong, Gao-Feng Ni
BACKGROUND: A large proportion of the patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma are young women. Therefore, minimally invasive endoscopic thyroidectomy with central neck dissection (CND) emerged and showed well-accepted results with improved cosmetic outcome, accelerated healing, and comforting the patients. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of robotic total thyroidectomy with CND via bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA), compared with conventional open procedure in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Maria S Asdourian, Melissa N Skolny, Cheryl Brunelle, Cara E Seward, Laura Salama, Alphonse G Taghian
Precautionary recommendations conveyed to survivors of cancer by health-care practitioners to reduce the risk of breast cancer-related lymphoedema are indispensable aspects of clinical care, yet remain unsubstantiated by high-level scientific evidence. By reviewing the literature, we identified 31 original research articles that examined whether lifestyle-associated risk factors (air travel, ipsilateral arm blood pressure measurements, skin puncture, extreme temperatures, and skin infections-eg, cellulitis) increase the risk of breast cancer-related lymphoedema...
September 2016: Lancet Oncology
Deguang Kong, Yu Liu, Zhihua Li, Qiuxia Cui, Kun Wang, Kongming Wu, Gaosong Wu
PURPOSE/AIM: Modified radical mastectomy is the standard surgery for breast cancer in developing countries. However, seroma formation regarded as the most frequent postoperative complication limits the therapeutic benefit of mastectomy and axillary surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of OK-432 in reducing seroma formation after axillary dissection. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 80 patients with advanced breast cancer who underwent modified radical mastectomy...
July 18, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Bonnie Stevens, Janet Yamada, Arne Ohlsson, Sarah Haliburton, Allyson Shorkey
BACKGROUND: Administration of oral sucrose with and without non-nutritive sucking is the most frequently studied non-pharmacological intervention for procedural pain relief in neonates. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy, effect of dose, method of administration and safety of sucrose for relieving procedural pain in neonates as assessed by validated composite pain scores, physiological pain indicators (heart rate, respiratory rate, saturation of peripheral oxygen in the blood, transcutaneous oxygen and carbon dioxide (gas exchange measured across the skin - TcpO2, TcpCO2), near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), electroencephalogram (EEG), or behavioural pain indicators (cry duration, proportion of time crying, proportion of time facial actions (e...
July 16, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Liu Yukun, Guo Ke, Sun Jiaming
BACKGROUND: Nipple inversion is a relatively common problem in adolescent and adult women; however, most present surgical treatments are prone to injure the lactiferous ducts and impair the breast feeding function. A nipple retractor was developed by us in 2003 to correct nipple inversion to avoid lactiferous duct injury. The details and a 10-year evaluation of this technique were introduced in this paper. METHODS: The nipple retractor was made from the hollow end of single-use syringe, then eight holes were punctured for sutures crossing the base, and the height of retractor depended on the sizes of nipple-areola complex and breast volume...
October 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Yaomin Chen, Haiyan Wei, Jun Li, Xiaojiao Liu, Peifen Fu
Carcinoma of the bladder metastatic to the breast is only sporadically reported in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, the present report is the first described case of signet ring cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder metastasizing to the breast. The patient was a 43-year-old woman who underwent transurethral partial cystectomy for signet ring cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder and adjuvant chemotherapy with cisplatin and gemcitabine. At 7 months postcystectomy, the patient presented with a solitary nodule in the right breast...
July 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
L I Ma, Yueping Liu, Jianxin Wang, Yuan Chang, Long Yu, Cuizhi Geng
Totally implantable venous access port systems (TIVAPS) are widely used in breast cancer patients. However, complications are frequent and may necessitate device replacement or removal, resulting in additional patient stress and treatment delays. The aim of this study was to investigate possible risk factors for complications. A total of 2,996 consecutive female breast cancer patients, with a median age of 50.2 years (range, 21.2-85.5 years) were enrolled in this observational, single-centre study between December, 2008 and April, 2014...
March 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Luz E Tavera-Mendoza, Myles Brown
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women, and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women in North America. The use of laboratory mice in research is an essential tool for the study of breast cancer biology and for pre-clinical therapeutic development. While subcutaneous flank injections of cancer cells are widely used for studying breast cancer biology and for exploring novel therapies, orthotopic xenografting of tumors into the mouse mammary gland allow for the study of breast cancers in a biologically relevant microenvironment...
February 2017: Laboratory Animals
J O Lynch, A Cox, B Rawal, S Shelmerdine, N Vasdev, A Patel
A 60-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer presented with bilateral obstruction of bilaterally duplicated renal collecting systems secondary to extrinsic compression from metastatic pelvic lymphadenopathy. Bilateral JJ ureteric stents were inserted, resulting in some improvement of renal function but a failure to normalise completely. Repeat computed tomography demonstrated bilateral duplex collecting systems with persisting obstruction of the undrained moieties. Selective puncture was performed to decompress the obstructed renal moieties for bilateral nephrostomy catheter insertion...
April 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Xin Wang, Wenyan Wang, Jie Wang, Ying Song, Xiang Wang, Feng Ye
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical indications of MRI-guided puncture positioning or biopsy, and evaluate the clinical practical value. METHODS: The clinicopathological data of 30 patients who underwent MRI-guided puncture positioning or biopsy were retrospectively collected and analyzed, and the patients were followed up after operation. RESULTS: The success rate of MRI-guided puncture was 100%. After biopsy or surgical resection, the pathological diagnoses were as follows: 6 cases (20...
September 2015: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
Meredith M Pace, Balram Sharma, John Anderson-Dam, Katherine Fleischmann, Lisa Warren, Peter Stefanovich
BACKGROUND: The benefits of thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) have been demonstrated for patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer. However, pleural puncture resulting in pneumothorax is a serious complication associated with traditional approaches using guidance from anatomic landmarks and nerve stimulation and may contribute to the low utilization of this block. An ultrasound-guided technique has the potential to reduce complications by providing direct visualization of the paravertebral space during needle manipulation...
April 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
L Marcellin, A A Chantry
OBJECTIVE: Provide guidelines for management of breastfeeding complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Systematically review of the literature between 1972 and May 2015 from the database Medline, Google Scholar, Cochrane Library, and the international recommendations about inhibition of lactation with establishment of levels of evidence (EL) and grades of recommendation. RESULTS: Nipple stimulation preparation techniques or antenatal correction an anatomical variation of the nipple are not recommended to decrease nipple complications or improve the success of breastfeeding (grade B)...
December 2015: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
Frank Hsieh, Thomas C Lam
AIM: Two-staged prosthetic breast reconstruction has become a popular option involving a series of saline injections to expanders to create a pocket large enough for a permanent implant. This, however, requires frequent visits to the surgeon and numerous needle pricks with potential infection risk. A new form of tissue expander, the AirXpanders, has recently been trialed in Perth and the United States. It uses a remote-controlled release of compressed CO2 where needle punctures are avoided...
August 2015: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
R S Goertz
Noninvasive, ultrasound-based methods for visualizing and measuring tissue elasticity are becoming more and more common in routine practice. Using hepatic shear wave elastography, cut-off levels can help to detect the degree of relevant fibrosis (F ≥ 2) with a diagnostic accuracy using the area under the reader operating characteristic (AUROC) of 87 % and cirrhosis (F = 4, AUROC 93 %). Normal values virtually exclude liver cirrhosis (negative predictive value up to 97 %) and high shear wave velocities predict complications in the course of primary sclerosing cholangitis, liver cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis B or C...
November 2015: Der Radiologe
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