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Primary Left Atrial Angiosarcoma Presenting as Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Heart Surg Forum 2019 Apr 12;22(2):E162-E164. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University Hospital Dubrava, Avenija Gojka Šuška 6, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia.

Primary cardiac neoplasms are extremely rare and often overlooked as differential diagnosis. Angiosarcomas are the most common primary malignant neoplasms of the heart often with nonspecific symptoms. We present a 43-year-old woman admitted to our hospital with chest pain and inferoposterolateral myocardial infarction. Read More

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https://journal.hsforum.com/index.php/HSF/article/view/2381
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2381DOI Listing
April 2019
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Survival of Patients with Primary Cardiac Tumors in an 11-Year Single Center Study.

Heart Surg Forum 2019 Feb 27;22(2):E097-E102. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, People's Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi, China.

Background: Primary cardiac tumors are rare, but few studies have examined the relationship between risk factors and the prognosis. The aim of this study was to provide a survival analysis and risk factors for mortality in patients with primary cardiac tumors.

Methods: We retrospectively enrolled 71 patients diagnosed with primary cardiac tumors from June 2006 to November 2017 in our hospital. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2271DOI Listing
February 2019

A randomized controlled trial of a wearable technology-based intervention for increasing moderate to vigorous physical activity and reducing sedentary behavior in breast cancer survivors: The ACTIVATE Trial.

Cancer 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Cancer Epidemiology Division, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Background: The benefits of an active lifestyle after a breast cancer diagnosis are well recognized, but the majority of survivors are insufficiently active. The ACTIVATE Trial examined the efficacy of an intervention (use of the Garmin Vivofit 2 activity monitor coupled with a behavioral feedback and goal-setting session and 5 telephone-delivered health coaching sessions) to increase moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and reduce sedentary behavior in breast cancer survivors.

Methods: This randomized controlled trial recruited 83 inactive, postmenopausal women diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer who had completed primary treatment. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/cncr.32143
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cncr.32143DOI Listing
April 2019
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Maintenance of physical activity and sedentary behavior change, and physical activity and sedentary behavior change after an abridged intervention: Secondary outcomes from the ACTIVATE Trial.

Cancer 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Cancer Epidemiology Division, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Background: This brief report examines the maintenance of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior changes approximately 12 weeks after the delivery of the ACTIVATE Trial primary intervention (use of the Garmin Vivofit 2 activity tracker coupled with a behavioral feedback and goal-setting session and 5 telephone-delivered health coaching sessions). We also examine the efficacy of an abridged intervention (use of the Garmin Vivofit 2 only) in the waitlist control group.

Methods: A pre-post design was employed to examine the secondary aims of the ACTIVATE Trial (n = 80; mean age = 62 years). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cncr.32142DOI Listing

Papillary Fibroelastoma of the Ascending Aorta.

J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep 2019 Jan-Dec;7:2324709619840377

2 Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, USA.

Papillary fibroelastomas are rare benign primary cardiac tumors. They are typically found on valvular surfaces, most commonly, the aortic valve. In this article, we report a case of papillary fibroelastoma arising from the sinotubular junction of the ascending aorta, a rare and unusual site causing an embolic stroke. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2324709619840377DOI Listing

Primary cardiac epithelioid angiosarcoma with frond-like features: a rare and ominous radiological mimicker of benign cardiac tumors.

Cardiovasc Pathol 2019 Apr 8;41:18-20. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Pathology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA. Electronic address:

Most primary cardiac tumors are benign neoplasms, which generally can be differentiated from malignant neoplasms via certain radiological features. We present briefly a case of a 26-year-old man undergoing resection of a right atrial mass that based on preceding radiologic findings represent a myxoma. After pathologic examination, the lesion was determined to be an epithelioid angiosarcoma with unique frond-like architecture and multiple pedicular attachments to the atrial wall. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carpath.2019.04.001DOI Listing

MICAL2 is expressed in cancer associated neo-angiogenic capillary endothelia and it is required for endothelial cell viability, motility and VEGF response.

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Institute of Life Sciences, 56124 Pisa, Italy. Electronic address:

The capacity of inducing angiogenesis is a recognized hallmark of cancer cells. The cancer microenvironment, characterized by hypoxia and inflammatory signals, promotes proliferation, migration and activation of quiescent endothelial cells (EC) from surrounding vascular network. Current anti-angiogenic drugs present side effects, temporary efficacy, and issues of primary resistance, thereby calling for the identification of new therapeutic targets. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S09254439193011
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbadis.2019.04.008DOI Listing
April 2019
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Risk factors for postoperative delirium in patients undergoing microvascular decompression.

PLoS One 2019 18;14(4):e0215374. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Pain, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, People's Republic of China.

This study is to identify the risk factors for postoperative delirium (PODE) in patients undergoing microvascular decompression (MVD) for the treatment of primary cranial nerve disorders. We retrospectively reviewed the data of 912 patients (354 men, 558 women) with primary cranial nerve disorders (trigeminal neuralgia, 602 patients; hemifacial spasm, 296 patients; glossopharyngeal neuralgia, 14 patients) who underwent MVD in the Neurosurgery Department of Lanzhou University Second Hospital between July 2007 and June 2018. Potential risk factors for PODE were identified using univariate and multivariate stepwise logistic regression analysis. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0215374PLOS
April 2019
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The relationship between adrenal incidentalomas and mortality risk.

Eur Radiol 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Radiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, 111 E 210th Street, Bronx, New York, NY, 10467, USA.

Objective: To determine all-cause mortality risk in patients with and without adrenal incidentaloma.

Methods: Retrospective cohort study of patients with CT abdomen performed within 24 h of emergency room presentation at an academic medical center from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2009, without history of adrenal disease, adrenal lab testing, or cancer. Incidentaloma cohort identified by database query of imaging reports followed by manual review and matched to no-nodule controls at 3:1 on age ± 1 year and exam date ± 3 months. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00330-019-06202-y
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00330-019-06202-yDOI Listing
April 2019
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Biventricular fibroma resection in an adult.

Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 12;2019. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Cardiovascular Surgery Department. Hospital Clínic Barcelona, Spain.

Cardiac fibromas are the second most common primary cardiac tumors in childhood. They only rarely present in adults. They are mainly located in the free wall of the ventricles and attached to the interventricular septum. Read More

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https://mmcts.org/tutorial/1226
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1510/mmcts.2019.010DOI Listing
March 2019
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[Post Radiotherapy Lesions of the Heart Valves. Principles of Diagnosis and Results of Treatment].

Kardiologiia 2019 Apr 12;59(3):36-42. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

A. N. Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery.

Background: The use of radiation therapy for the treatment of tumors of the chest сan lead to the development of cardiac pathology, including that of the valves and coronary arteries.

Study Aim: to analyze the specifics of post-radiation lesions of the valvular apparatus and coronary arteries, and to assess the immediate results and risks of surgical correction of detected defects. Materials and  methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18087/cardio.2019.3.10239DOI Listing
April 2019
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Age Is a Risk Factor for Postoperative Complications Following Excisional Laminectomy for Intradural Extramedullary Spinal Tumors.

Global Spine J 2019 Apr 13;9(2):126-132. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.

Study Design: Retrospective analysis.

Objective: The incidence of intradural extramedullary (IDEM) spinal tumors is increasing. Excisional laminectomy for removal and decompression is the standard of care, but complications associated with patient age are unreported in the literature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2192568218754512DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6448195PMC
April 2019
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Yoga for Quality of Life in Individuals With Chronic Disease: A Systematic Review.

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Jan;25(1):36-43

Background: Chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and chronic pulmonary disease are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Compounding symptoms and loss of function, people living with chronic disease often experience reduced quality of life (QoL). Various physical and mental practices have been shown to relieve stress and improve QoL. Read More

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January 2019
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The determination of real fluid requirements in laparoscopic resection of pheochromocytoma using minimally invasive hemodynamic monitoring: a prospectively designed trial.

Surg Endosc 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Division of General Surgery, Section Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Background: Hemodynamic instability is frequently observed during adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma (PCC). Guidelines recommend liberal preoperative volume administration. However, it is unclear whether fluid deficiency or vasoplegia causes shifting hemodynamics and whether minimally invasive hemodynamic monitoring with esophageal Doppler (EDM) can help visualize intraoperative changes avoiding volume overload and complications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00464-019-06777-zDOI Listing
April 2019
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Eye Opener to EtOH Ablation for Juxta-Cardiac Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

Gastrointest Tumors 2019 Feb 11;5(3-4):109-116. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Interventional Radiology, University of Florida, UF Health Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is notoriously refractory to systemic chemotherapy, mandating an interventional approach. Mortality may be avoided by neutralizing rapidly growing tumors that approach the heart and major vessels. When the risk/benefit ratio of surgery is unacceptable, percutaneous ablation can achieve remarkable results. Read More

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https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/495135
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000495135DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6422122PMC
February 2019
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Smokeless tobacco mortality risks: an analysis of two contemporary nationally representative longitudinal mortality studies.

Harm Reduct J 2019 Apr 11;16(1):27. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Regulatory Affairs, Altria Client Services LLC, 601 East Jackson Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, USA.

Background: Assessments supporting smokeless tobacco (SLT) disease risk are generally decades old. Newer epidemiological data may more accurately represent the health risks associated with contemporary US-based SLT products, many of which contain lower levels of hazardous and potentially hazardous chemicals compared to previously available SLT products.

Methods: Data from two longitudinal datasets (National Longitudinal Mortality Study-NLMS, and the National Health Interview Survey-NHIS) were analyzed to determine potential associations between SLT use and/or cigarette smoking and all-cause and disease-specific mortality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12954-019-0294-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6458834PMC
April 2019
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En bloc spondylectomy in patients older than 60 years: indications, results and complications in a series of 37 patients.

Eur Spine J 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Oncological Orthopedics and Reconstructive Surgery, IRCCS - Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute, Milan, Italy.

Purpose: To review a series of patients > 60 years affected by primary spine bone tumors, who have undergone surgery, and to describe their clinical presentation, results and complications associated with surgical treatment.

Methods: A review of all patients > 60 years affected by primary spine bone tumor surgically treated with en bloc spondylectomy from 1993 to 2015 was performed. Thirty-seven cases were identified, and clinical and radiological characteristics, therapy, complications and survival were evaluated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586-019-05970-xDOI Listing
April 2019
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Minimally invasive and conventional surgical treatment of primary benign cardiac tumors.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 11;14(1):76. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, 1665 Kongjiang Road, Shanghai, 200092, China.

Background: Primary cardiac tumors are rare and the majorities are benign. Conventional surgical treatment uses median sternotomy, while minimally invasive surgery from right anterolateral minithoracotomy has become an alternative method in recent years. In this study, we summarized the surgical outcomes of both approaches. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13019-019-0890-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6458600PMC
April 2019
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Outcomes of non-high grade serous carcinoma after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for advanced-stage ovarian cancer: a Korean gynecologic oncology group study (OV 1708).

BMC Cancer 2019 Apr 11;19(1):341. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Dankook University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.

Background: Outcomes of patients with ovarian high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) have been widely studied, but there is limited information on the outcomes of patients with non-HGSC. This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of NAC in non-HGSC patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent NAC for advanced stage non-HGSC between 2002 and 2017 in 17 institutions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-019-5514-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6458623PMC
April 2019
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Multinodular adult rhabdomyoma in female: A rare case report.

J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2019 Feb;23(Suppl 1):54-57

Department of Pathology, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Rhabdomyomas are rare benign mesenchymal tumors of striated muscle origin. These are classified as cardiac and extracardiac types. Extracardiac type is further classified as adult, fetal and genital types. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_4_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6421919PMC
February 2019
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The Italian Rare Pancreatic Exocrine Cancer Initiative.

Tumori 2019 Apr 9:300891619839461. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

1 Medical Oncology Unit, IRCCS Cancer Institute "Giovanni Paolo II" of Bari, Bari, Italy.

Introduction: Exocrine pancreatic cancers include common type pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and cystic neoplasms, which account for 85% and 10% of cases, respectively. The remaining 5% are rare histotypes, comprising adenosquamous carcinoma, acinar cell carcinoma, signet ring cell carcinoma, medullary carcinoma, pancreatoblastoma, hepatoid carcinoma, undifferentiated carcinoma and its variant with osteoclast-like giant cells, solid pseudopapillary carcinoma, and carcinosarcoma. Due to their low incidence, little knowledge is available on their clinical and molecular features as well as on treatment choices. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0300891619839461DOI Listing
April 2019
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Primary Cardiac Sarcoma: A Rare, Aggressive Malignancy with a High Propensity for Brain Metastases.

Sarcoma 2019 10;2019:1960593. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.

Introduction: Primary cardiac sarcoma (PCS) has a poor prognosis compared to other sarcomas due to late presentation, challenging resection, incidence of metastases, and limited efficacy of systemic therapies.

Methods: A medical record search engine was queried to identify patients diagnosed with PCS from 1992 to 2017 at the University of Michigan.

Results: Thirty-nine patients with PCS had a median age of 41 years (range 2-77). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/1960593DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6431449PMC
March 2019
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Usefulness of Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9 Test in Healthy People and Necessity of Medical Follow-up in Individuals with Elevated Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9 Level.

Korean J Fam Med 2019 04 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Background: Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) is a tumor marker whose level is elevated in many types of cancers and other benign conditions. CA 19-9 levels are frequently found to be elevated in individuals during general health examinations. This study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of such individuals and to determine the need for medical follow-up. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.18.0057DOI Listing

3T MRI evaluation of regional catecholamine-producing tumor-induced myocardial injury.

Endocr Connect 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

K Takase, Radiology, Tohoku University Hospital, Sendai, Japan.

Objective: Regional differences in cardiac magnetic resonance, which can reveal catecholamine-induced myocardial injury in patients with pheochromocytoma, have not yet been assessed using 3T magnetic resonance imaging. We evaluated these differences using myocardial T1-mapping and strain analysis.

Design And Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 16 patients newly diagnosed with catecholamine-producing tumors (CPT group) and 16 patients with essential hypertension (EH group), who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging between May 2016 and March 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/EC-18-0553DOI Listing
March 2019
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Body mass index and all cause mortality in HUNT and UK Biobank studies: linear and non-linear mendelian randomisation analyses.

BMJ 2019 03 26;364:l1042. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Public Health and Nursing, NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Objective: To investigate the shape of the causal relation between body mass index (BMI) and mortality.

Design: Linear and non-linear mendelian randomisation analyses.

Setting: Nord-Trøndelag Health (HUNT) Study (Norway) and UK Biobank (United Kingdom). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1042DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434515PMC
March 2019
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Safety and Efficacy of Percutaneous Cryoablation for Small Hepatocellular Carcinomas Adjacent to the Heart.

J Vasc Interv Radiol 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Radiology, Severance Hospital, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50 Yonsei-ro Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-752, Korea.

Purpose: This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of percutaneous cryoablation for treatment of the left subdiaphragmatic small hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) adjacent to the heart.

Materials And Methods: Between September 2013 and March 2018, 189 consecutive patients underwent cryoablation for small HCCs (≤3 cm); 70 patients (mean: 61.3 ± 10. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvir.2018.12.030DOI Listing
April 2019
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[Clinical and pathological characteristics of cardiac tumors: analyses of 689 cases at a single medical center].

Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi 2019 Apr;48(4):293-297

Department of Pathology, Guangdong Provincial People' Hospital; Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou 510080, China.

To study the clinicopathological characteristics of cardiac neoplasms. A total of 689 cases of cardiac neoplasms from January 1st 1992 to December 31th 2017 at Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital were collected. The clinical data and histologic features were analyzed along with a review of literature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0529-5807.2019.04.006DOI Listing
April 2019
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Breast Radiotherapy and Early Adverse Cardiac Effects. The Role of Serum Biomarkers and Strain Echocardiography.

Anticancer Res 2019 Apr;39(4):1667-1673

School of Health Sciences, Department of Radiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Biopolis, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece.

Breast cancer radiotherapy has a clear benefit for both long-term survival and local recurrence rate. However, there is still much concern about the early radiation-induced heart toxicity. This article aimed to clarify the impact of certain cardiac biomarkers and strain echocardiographic imaging on the detection of early cardiac dysfunction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21873/anticanres.13272DOI Listing
April 2019
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The Role of Tumor Oxygenation Tested by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Prostate Cancer Grading.

Med Sci Monit 2019 Apr 5;25:2505-2510. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Urology, Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Ji'nan, Shandong, China (mainland).

BACKGROUND Prostate cancer is a common malignant tumor in males. Prostate cancer grading is an important basis for evaluation of invasion. The purpose of this article was to use dynamic enhanced scan magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to quantitatively investigate the relationship between tumor oxygenation value and prostate cancer pathological Gleason score. Read More

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https://www.medscimonit.com/abstract/index/idArt/913110
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http://dx.doi.org/10.12659/MSM.913110DOI Listing
April 2019
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Multidisciplinary Assessment of Planning and Resection of Complex Bone Tumor Using Patient-Specific 3D Model.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2019 Mar 5;10(1):115-124. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.

Oncological interventions in thoracic cavity have some important problems such as choice of correct operative approaches depending on the tumor, size, extension, and location. In sarcoma surgery, wide resection should be aimed for the curative surgery. Purpose of this study was to evaluate pre-operative planning of patient-specific thoracic cavity model made by multidisciplinary surgeon team for complex tumor mass for oncological procedures. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s13193-018-0852-5
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13193-018-0852-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6414570PMC
March 2019
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Primary cardiac angiosarcoma with right atrial wall rupture: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(14):e15020

Department of Oncology and Hematology, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Rationale: Cardiac angiosarcoma is the most common malignant tumor of the heart and a rare disease with rapid disease progression and poor prognosis. Cardiac wall rupture is an extremely rare complication.

Patient Concerns: A 32-year-old woman presented with an acute onset of epigastric pain and chest discomfort at first time when she visited an emergency room. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015020DOI Listing
April 2019
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The 1, 2, 3, 4 of carcinoid heart disease: Comprehensive cardiovascular imaging is the mainstay of complex surgical treatment.

Oncol Lett 2019 May 19;17(5):4126-4132. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Cardiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Carcinoid heart disease (CHD) is a rare complication of neuroendocrine tumors, most commonly involving the tricuspid and pulmonary valves. The mitral and aortic valves can also be affected, albeit rarely, in certain circumstances such as the presence of a patent foramen ovale. Transthoracic echocardiogram is generally considered the key imaging modality, but cardiac magnetic resonance can add valuable information, particularly in the assessment of pulmonary valve function or multivalvular disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/ol.2018.9732DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6444330PMC
May 2019
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Evaluating the ACS NSQIP Risk Calculator in Primary Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor: Results from the US Neuroendocrine Tumor Study Group.

J Gastrointest Surg 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Division of Surgical Oncology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and James Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH, USA.

Background: In a changing health care environment where patient outcomes will be more closely scrutinized, the ability to predict surgical complications is becoming increasingly important. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) online risk calculator is a popular tool to predict surgical risk. This paper aims to assess the applicability of the ACS NSQIP calculator to patients undergoing surgery for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11605-019-04120-4DOI Listing
April 2019
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Determinant roles of dendritic cell-expressed Notch Delta-like and Jagged ligands on anti-tumor T cell immunity.

J Immunother Cancer 2019 Apr 2;7(1):95. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The James Comprehensive Cancer Center, 460 W 12th Ave, 484 BRT, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA.

Background: Notch intercellular communication instructs tissue-specific T-cell development and function. In this study, we explored the roles of dendritic cell (DC)-expressed Notch ligands in the regulation of T-cell effector function.

Methods: We generated mice with CD11c lineage-specific deletion of Notch Delta-like ligand (Dll)1 and Jagged (Jag)2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40425-019-0566-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6446314PMC

Post-imaging pulmonary nodule mathematical prediction models: are they clinically relevant?

Eur Radiol 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Radiology, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive cc704 GH, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA.

Objectives: Post-imaging mathematical prediction models (MPMs) provide guidance for the management of solid pulmonary nodules by providing a lung cancer risk score from demographic and radiologists-indicated imaging characteristics. We hypothesized calibrating the MPM risk score threshold to a local study cohort would result in improved performance over the original recommended MPM thresholds. We compared the pre- and post-calibration performance of four MPM models and determined if improvement in MPM prediction occurs as nodules are imaged longitudinally. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00330-019-06168-xDOI Listing
April 2019
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Evaluation of the potential predictors of embolism in patients with left atrial myxoma.

Echocardiography 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Cardiology, Kosuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: Cardiac myxomas are the most common primary intracardiac tumors. Although myxomas are histologically benign, they are potentially dangerous due to potential risk of systemic and cerebral embolism. In this study, we aimed to investigate the potential predictors of embolism in patients with left atrial myxoma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/echo.14331DOI Listing
April 2019
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Dental root abnormalities in four children with PHACE syndrome.

Pediatr Dermatol 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Developmental Sciences, Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

PHACE(S) syndrome is a condition characterized by posterior fossa malformations, hemangiomas, arterial anomalies, cardiac defects, eye abnormalities, sternal cleft, and supraumbilical raphe. We present four children with PHACE(S) syndrome who have absence of or severe malformation of the roots of their permanent first molars (PFMs). Root abnormalities in the children's molars were bilateral and not restricted to the segments affected by cutaneous hemangioma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pde.13818DOI Listing
April 2019
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Doxorubicin-loaded red blood cells reduced cardiac toxicity and preserved anticancer activity.

Drug Deliv 2019 Dec;26(1):433-442

a Department of Bioengineering , University of California , San Diego , CA , USA.

Doxorubicin (DOX) is one of the most widely used anticancer agents. DOX is known for inducing cardiotoxicity, resulting in the long-term development of heart failure. Intravascular delivery of DOX may benefit from the carriage by red blood cells (RBCs), as they can limit the systemic toxicity while delivering the DOX to the tumor. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6450495PMC
December 2019
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Does deep inspiration breath hold reduce plan complexity? Multicentric experience of left breast cancer radiotherapy with volumetric modulated arc therapy.

Phys Med 2019 Mar 6;59:79-85. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Medical Physicist Group of Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery Dept., Humanitas Clinical and Research Hospital IRCCS, Milan-Rozzano, Italy.

Purpose: Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for left breast treatments allows heart sparing without compromising PTV coverage. However, this technique may require highly complex plans. Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) procedure increases the heart-to-breast distance, facilitating the dose sparing of the heart. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2019.02.018DOI Listing

A vascular malformation: an unusual primary cardiac tumor in children.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Vall d'Hebron University Hospital. Pediatric Cardiology Department.

This article presents a primary cardiac tumor, classified as venous malformation, diagnosed in asymptomatic child. The tumor was located in the left atrium near the mitral valve without affecting its functioning. A complete resection of the lesion was performed due to the risk of systemic embolism. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.02.047DOI Listing
March 2019
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Stage IV lung carcinoids: spectrum and evolution of proliferation rate, focusing on variants with elevated proliferation indices.

Mod Pathol 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Thoracic Oncology Service, Department of Medicine, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.

The spectrum and evolution of proliferation rates in stage IV lung carcinoids is poorly defined. In particular, there are limited data on the prevalence and characteristics of tumors exceeding the standard upper proliferative criteria-as defined largely based on early-stage carcinoids-in metastatic setting. Sixty-six patients with stage IV lung carcinoids were identified, and all evaluable samples (n = 132; mean 2 samples per patient) were analyzed for mitotic counts and Ki-67 rate. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41379-019-0248-2DOI Listing
March 2019
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Risk factors of postoperative acute lung injury following lobectomy for nonsmall cell lung cancer.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Mar;98(13):e15078

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, South Korea.

Acute lung injury following lung resection surgery is not rare and often related to mortality. Although it has been a significant clinical and economic impact associated with increased intensive care unit (ICU) utilization, length of hospital stay, and associated cost, it is unpredictable. Aims of this study were to identify the modifiable risk factors of postoperative acute lung injury (PALI) following lung cancer surgery. Read More

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March 2019
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Chondroma of laryngeal cartilage mimicking thyroid tumor: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Mar;98(13):e15005

Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Rationale: Cartilaginous tumors of the larynx are rare. This report describes an atypical case with chondroma of laryngeal cartilage presenting as cervical mass, which was misdiagnosed as a thyroid tumor.

Patient Concern: A 73-year-old Chinese man with a 1-month history of cervical mass. Read More

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March 2019
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A novel diagnostic method for distinguishing parapneumonic effusion and empyema from other diseases by using the pleural lactate dehydrogenase to adenosine deaminase ratio and carcinoembryonic antigen levels.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Mar;98(13):e15003

Division of Allergy/Pulmonary/Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.

Pleural effusions are a common medical problem not only for pulmonologists but also for general physicians, often needing thoracentesis for a definite diagnosis. However, thoracentesis cannot always reveal malignant cells or microbiological evidence.In this context, we prospectively enrolled a total of 289 patients with pleural effusions due to diverse etiologies: parapneumonic effusion (PPE) (63), empyema (22), tuberculous pleural effusion (TBPE) (54), malignant pleural effusion (MPE) (140), or chronic renal failure (CRF)/congestive heart failure (CHF) (10). Read More

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March 2019
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Fetal cardiomyopathy in neurofibromatosis type I: Novel phenotype and review of the literature.

Am J Med Genet A 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Division of Human Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) is a relatively common genetic disorder characterized by neurocutaneous lesions, neurofibromas, skeletal anomalies, iris hamartomas, and predisposition to other tumors. NF1 results from heterozygous loss-of-function mutations in neurofibromin (NF1), and diagnosis is most often made using clinical diagnostic criteria. Cardiac manifestations of NF1 include congenital heart disease (such as valvar pulmonary stenosis), left ventricular hypertrophy, and adult-onset pulmonary hypertension. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.61123DOI Listing
March 2019
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The long noncoding RNA cardiac hypertrophy-related factor plays oncogenic roles in hepatocellular carcinoma by downregulating microRNA-211.

J Cell Biochem 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Jining No.1 People's Hospital, Jining, Shandong, China.

Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most major type of primary hepatic cancer. This study aimed to explore the possible oncogenic effects of the long noncoding RNA cardiac hypertrophy-related factor (CHRF) on HCC, as well as the underlying possible mechanism.

Methods: The expression levels of CHRF and microRNA-211 (miR-211) in HCC tissues and/or cell lines HepG2 and Huh-7 were measured using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcb.28611DOI Listing
March 2019
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[Cardiac complications of breast radiation therapy].

Bull Cancer 2019 Apr 21;106(4):379-388. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Centre de lutte contre le cancer François Baclesse, 3, avenue du Général Harris, 14000 Caen, France; Normandie Université - Unicaen, 14000 Caen, France. Electronic address:

Adjuvant radiation therapy in breast cancer is a standard of care, either post-lumpectomy or in case of lymph node involvement. Internal mammary chain (IMC) is more and more included in the clinical target volume, because it increases overall survival. This increase must be weighed against cardiac complications in left breast cancer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bulcan.2019.01.020DOI Listing

Recent advances in the molecular landscape of lung neuroendocrine tumors.

Expert Rev Mol Diagn 2019 Apr 27;19(4):281-297. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

p Christian CRUK and NIHR Southamtpon Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, Faculty of Medicine , University of Southampton , Southampton , UK.

Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors of the lung (Lung-NETs) make up a heterogenous family of neoplasms showing neuroendocrine differentiation and encompass carcinoids and neuroendocrine carcinomas. On molecular grounds, they considered two completely distinct and separate tumor groups with no overlap of molecular alterations nor common developmental mechanisms. Areas covered: Two perspectives were evaluated based on an extensive review and rethinking of literature: (1) the current classification as an instrument to obtaining clinical and molecular insights into the context of Lung-NETs; and (2) an alternative and innovative interpretation of these tumors, proposing a tripartite separation into early aggressive primary high-grade neuroendocrine tumors (HGNET), differentiating or secondary HGNET, and indolent NET. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14737159.2019.1595593DOI Listing
April 2019
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