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Baseline predictors of negative and incomplete pleural cytology in patients with suspected pleural malignancy – Data supporting ‘Direct to LAT’ in selected groups.

Lung Cancer 2019 July [Link] Tsim S, Paterson S, Cartwright D, Fong CJ, Alexander L, Kelly C, Holme J, Evison M, Blyth KG Abstract OBJECTIVES: Negative effusion cytology is more common in certain forms of Malignant Pleural Effusion (MPE) and results in pathway delay. Local Anaesthetic Thoracoscopy (LAT) is extremely sensitive and safe but cannot […]

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Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) as a guidance tool for pleural biopsies in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Chest 2019 May 7 [Link] Wijmans L, Baas P, Sieburgh TE, de Bruin DM, Ghuijs PM, van de Vijver MJ, Bonta PI, Annema JT Abstract BACKGROUND: Pleural biopsies in patients with suspected malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) are often inconclusive featuring fibrosis, resulting in repeat diagnostic procedures. Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) enables real-time imaging on a […]

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma: The role of surgery

Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 2018 October 10 [Link] Fournel L1, Janet-Vendroux A2, Canny-Hamelin E2, Mansuet-Lupo A, Guinet C, Bobbio A, Damotte D, Alifano M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and highly aggressive disease, whose incidence is increasing. Asbestos is the primary causal agent. STATE OF KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge about MPM has evolved. […]

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[Clinical and pathological profile of the pleural malignant mesothelioma: A retrospective study about 30 cases].

Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 2018 October 4 [Link] Mlika M, Lamzirbi O, Limam M, Mejri N, Ben Saad S, Chaouch N, Ben Miled K, Marghli A, Mezni F Abstract BACKGROUND: The malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare tumour usually associated to asbestos exposure. The delay between the exposure and the occurrence of the cancer […]

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Video-assisted thoracoscopic PlasmaJet ablation for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Journal of visualized surgery 2018 March [Link] Perikleous P, Asadi N, Anikin V Abstract The role of surgery in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) remains debatable; nonetheless the relative advantages of different surgical approaches are frequently reassessed and reconsidered. While extensive operations and longer recovery periods can be justified for a group of carefully selected patients, […]

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma: diagnostic value of medical thoracoscopy and long-term prognostic analysis

Pulmonary Medicine 2018 April 3 [Link] Xu LL, Yang Y, Wang Z, Wang XJ, Tong ZH, Shi HZ Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is marked by its difficult diagnosis and poor prognosis. Medical thoracoscopy (MT) is an effective and safe procedure for the diagnosis of exudative pleural effusions and many factors associated with poor […]

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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] ForĊ˘ofoiu 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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Efficacy of sonographic and biological pleurodesis indicators of malignant pleural effusion (SIMPLE): protocol of a randomised controlled trial

BMJ Open Respiratory Research 2017 November [Link] Psallidas I et.al Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is common and currently in UK there are an estimated 50 000 new cases of MPE per year. Talc pleurodesis remains one of the most popular methods for fluid control. The value of thoracic ultrasound (TUS) imaging, before and […]

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Pleural effusion biomarkers and computed tomography findings in diagnosing malignant pleural mesothelioma: A retrospective study in a single center.

PLoS One 2017 October [Link] Otoshi T, Kataoka Y, Ikegaki S, Saito E, Matsumoto H, Kaku S, Shimada M, Hirabayashi M Abstract In this study, we aimed to examine the clinical value of the pleural effusion (PE) biomarkers, soluble mesothelin-related peptide (SMRP), cytokeratin 19 fragment (CYFRA 21-1) and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), and the utility of […]

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Clinical staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma: current perspectives

Lung Cancer 2017 August [Link] Bonomi M, De Filippis C, Lopci E, Gianoncelli L, Rizzardi G, Cerchiaro E, Bortolotti L, Zanello A, Ceresoli G Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a disease with limited therapeutic options, the management of which is still controversial. Diagnosis is usually made by thoracoscopy, which allows multiple biopsies with histological […]

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