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The epidemiology of malignant mesothelioma in women: gender differences and modalities of asbestos exposure

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 December 21 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Marinaccio A, et. al. Abstract INTRODUCTION: The epidemiology of gender differences for mesothelioma incidence has been rarely discussed in national case lists. In Italy an epidemiological surveillance system (ReNaM) is working by the means of a national register. METHODS: Incident malignant mesothelioma (MM) […]

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Asbestos fibre burden in gallbladder: A case study

Micron 2017 Dec 8 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Croce A, Capella S, Belluso E, Grosso F, Mariani N, Libener R, Rinaudo C Abstract The methods conventionally used to determine the burden of asbestos fibres inhaled/incorporated in lung require chemical digestion of the biological matrix before counting/characterising the inorganic fibrous phases under scanning electron microscopy […]

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Difficulty in positive diagnosis of ascites and in differential diagnosis of a pulmonary tumor

Roman Journal of Morphology and Embryology 2017 [Link] ForŢofoiu MC Abstract Ascites is the most frequent complication of cirrhosis and occurs only when the portal hypertension has already installed but ascites is caused by neoplasms, heart failure, tuberculosis, pancreatic illnesses, as well as other kind of affections. We describe the case of a 67-year-old patient, […]

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Risk of cancer associated with residential exposure to asbestos insulation: a whole-population cohort study

The Lancet. Public Health [Epub Nov 2 2017] [Link] Korda RJ, Clements MS, Armstrong BK, Law HD, Guiver T, Anderson PR, Trevenar SM, Kirk MD Abstract BACKGROUND: The health risks associated with living in houses insulated with asbestos are unknown. Loose-fill asbestos was used to insulate some houses in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). We […]

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Pseudomesotheliomatous carcinoma of the pleura: an autopsy case of metastasis from a G-CSF-producing anaplastic carcinoma of the pancreas

APMIS 2017 December [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Hattori Y, Sentani K, Hattori T, Oue N, Yasui W Abstract Pseudomesotheliomatous carcinoma is a malignant tumor that extends along the pleura mimicking malignant mesothelioma. An 81-year-old male patient presented to our hospital with epigastralgia, and abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed a 36-mm tumor in the pancreatic […]

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Phlebotomy as a preventive measure for crocidolite-induced mesothelioma in male rats

Cancer Science 2017 November 29 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Ohara Y, Chew SH, Shibata T, Okazaki Y, Yamashita K, Toyokuni S Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare but socially important neoplasm due to its association with asbestos exposure. While MM is difficult to diagnose at an early stage, there are no particularly effective […]

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Patterns of care and survival among patients with malignant mesothelioma in the United States

Lung Cancer 2017 October [Epub 2017 August 10] [Link] Enewold L, Sharon E, Thomas A Abstract BACKGROUND: Mesothelioma is a rare malignancy that is associated with poor survival. This study aimed to describe the patterns of care and subsequent survival among malignant mesothelioma patients in the United States, while adjusting for patient demographics and comorbidities. […]

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Efficacy of Cell-Free and Concentrated Ascites Reinfusion Therapy for Palliative Care in a Patient with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Case Report

Journal of Nippon Medical School 2017 [Link] Hisakane K, Ohmatsu H, Umemura S, Kirita K, Matsumoto S, Yoh K, Niho S, Goto K Abstract Cell-free and concentrated ascites reinfusion therapy (CART) is recognized as a useful treatment to improve the symptoms caused by refractory ascites. Recently, a few clinical studies have reported the effects of […]

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The effects of improving the mesothelioma surveillance network on sensitivity, timeliness in reporting and asbestos exposure assessment.

La Medicina del lavoro 2017 October [Link] Mangone L, Di Felice E, Storchi C, Romanelli A, Broccoli S, Vicentini M, Giorgi Rossi P Abstract BACKGROUND: In Italy, Mesothelioma Registries (MRs) have been established by law for the epidemiological surveillance of occupational cancers. MRs collect information about asbestos exposure of incident cases, through interviews. In the […]

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A Case Report of Primary Pericardial Malignant Mesothelioma Treated with Pemetrexed and Cisplatin.

Journal of Korean Medical Science 2017 November [Link] Kim JS, Lim SY, Hwang J, Kang EJ, Choi YJ Abstract Primary pericardial malignant mesothelioma (PPM) is a very rare malignancy, with an incidence of less than 0.002% and represents less than 5% of all mesotheliomas. The cause of pericardial mesothelioma is uncertain that differ from pleural […]

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