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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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Diagnostic value of medical thoracoscopy in malignant pleural effusion

BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2017 August [Link] Wu YB, Xu LL, Wang XJ, Wang Z, Zhang J, Tong ZH, Shi HZ Abstract BACKGROUND: Medical thoracoscopy has been shown to be an efficacious procedure in diagnosing unexplained exudative pleural effusions with excellent safety. This study aimed to assess the diagnostic significance of thoracoscopy in the management of […]

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Positive pleural cytology is an indicator for visceral pleural invasion in metastatic pleural effusions

Clinical Respiratory Journal 2017 February [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Froudarakis ME, Plojoux J, Kaspi E, Anevlavis S, Laroumagne S, Karpathiou G, Roca E, Adler D, Dutau 2, Astoul P Abstract INTRODUCTION: In case of undiagnosed pleural effusions, it is necessary to conduct thoracentesis with pleural fluid (PF) cytology. Yet, sensitivity of PF cytology is […]

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Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers in the Rational Assessment of Mesothelioma (DIAPHRAGM) study: protocol of a prospective, multicentre, observational study

BMJ Open 2016 November 24 [Link] Tsim S, Kelly C, Alexander L, McCormick C, Thomson F, Woodward R, Foster JE, Stobo DB, Paul J, Maskell NA, Chalmers A, Blyth KG Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an asbestos-related cancer, which is difficult to diagnose. Thoracoscopy is frequently required but is not widely available. An […]

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Rare presentation of a localised malignant pleural mesothelioma with cranial metastasis

BMJ Case Reports 2016 October 4 [Link] Ertan G, Eren A, Ulus S Abstract Mesothelioma is an uncommon malignant neoplasm and a localised form of the pleura is especially very rare. Diagnosis of localised malignant pleural mesothelioma (LMPM) is very challenging. Histopathological verification is the gold standard, and studies such as CT, positron emission tomography […]

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Validation of EORTC and CALGB prognostic models in surgical patients submitted to diagnostic, palliative or curative surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2016 August 8 [Link] Sandri A, Guerrera F, Roffinella M, Olivetti S, Costardi L, Oliaro A, Filosso PL, Lausi PO, Ruffini E Abstract BACKGROUND: To assess the trend of our surgical patients affected by malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and submitted to diagnostic/palliative or curative surgical procedures and to validate the European Organisation for Research […]

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Semi-Rigid Thoracoscopic Punch Biopsy Using a Hybrid Knife with a High-Pressure Water Jet for the Diagnosis of Pleural Effusions

Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases 31 August 2016 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Yin Y, Eberhardt R, Wang XB, Wang QY, Kang J, Herth FJ, Hou G Abstract Semi-rigid thoracoscopy is an important technique in the definitive diagnosis of pleural diseases with high diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. Obtaining adequate samples from thickened pleura is […]

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Medical thoracoscopy: Analysis on diagnostic yield through 30 years of experience.

Annals of Thoracic Medicine 2016 July- September [Link] Valsecchi A, Arondi S, Marchetti G Abstract BACKGROUND: Medical thoracoscopy (MT) or pleuroscopy is a procedure performed to diagnose and treat malignant and benign pleural diseases. Totally 2752 pleuroscopies executed in 1984-2013 in our center were considered in this study. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was performed. […]

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Role of respiratory-triggered diffusion-weighted MRI in the assessment of pleural disease

The British Journal of Radiology 2016 June 15 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Revelli M, Chiesa F, Del Prato A, Tagliafico A, Rosenberg I, Canessa PA, Pinelli V, Villa A. Abstract OBJECTIVES: to evaluate the correlation between apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values and histopathological features in a cohort of patients with suspected malignant pleural disease. […]

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The MesoVATS trial: is there a future for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery partial pleurectomy?

Future Oncology 2015 November [Link] Rintoul RC. Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma, a uniformly fatal cancer caused by prior asbestos exposure, places a major burden on society. The MesoVATS trial was a multicenter randomized controlled trial that examined the role of video-assisted thoracoscopic partial pleurectomy (VAT-PP) versus talc pleurodesis in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Overall […]

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