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Category Archives: Pleural Effusion

An abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pleural space.

The Prevalence and Clinical Relevance of Non-expandable Lung in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Prospective, Single-Center Cohort Study of 229 Patients.

Annals of the American Thoracic Society 2019 June 12 [Link] Bibby AC, Halford P, De Fonseka D, Morley AJ, Smith S, Maskell NA Abstract RATIONALE: Non-expandable lung is a recognised phenomenon that can create management challenges in mesothelioma. Its prevalence and clinical importance are unknown. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the […]

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Making cold malignant pleural effusions hot: driving novel immunotherapies.

Oncoimmunology 2019 January 22 [Link] Murthy P, Ekeke CN, Russell KL, Butler SC, Wang Y, Luketich JD, Soloff AC, Dhupar R, Lotze MT Abstract Malignant pleural effusions, arising from either primary mesotheliomas or secondary malignancies, heralds advanced disease and poor prognosis. Current treatments, including therapeutic thoracentesis and tube thoracostomy, are largely palliative. The immunosuppressive environment […]

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Cryobiopsy during flex-rigid pleuroscopy: an emerging alternative biopsy method in malignant pleural mesothelioma. A comparative study of pathology.

Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology 2019 March 18 [Link] Nakai T, Matsumoto Y, Sasada S, Tanaka M, Tsuchida T, Ohe Y, Motoi N Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is rarely an asbestos-related cancer with a poor prognosis that is difficult to distinguish from some benign conditions by using conventional biopsy techniques. The purpose of […]

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Pemetrexed-loaded nanoparticles targeted to malignant pleural mesothelioma cells: an in vitro study.

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2019 January 23 [Link] Cova E, Pandolfi L, Colombo M, Frangipane V, Inghilleri S, Morosini M, Mrakic-Sposta S, Moretti S, Monti M, Pignochino Y, Benvenuti S, Prosperi D, Stella G, Morbini P, Meloni F Abstract PURPOSE: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor characterized by poor prognosis. Its incidence is […]

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Versican modulates tumor-associated macrophage properties to stimulate mesothelioma growth.

Oncoimmunology 2018 November 2 [Link] Pappas AG, Magkouta S, Pateras IS, Skianis I, Moschos C, Vazakidou ME, Psarra K, Gorgoulis VG, Kalomenidis I Abstract Versican promotes experimental tumor growth through cell- and non cell-autonomous mechanisms. Its role in mesothelioma progression has not been investigated so far. In this study we investigated the impact of tumor-derived […]

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MesoTRAP: a feasibility study that includes a pilot clinical trial comparing video-assisted thoracoscopic partial pleurectomy decortication with indwelling pleural catheter in patients with trapped lung due to malignant pleural mesothelioma designed to address recruitment and randomisation uncertainties and sample size requirements for a phase III trial.

BMJ Open Respiratory Research 2019 January 5 [Link] Matthews C, Freeman C, Sharples LD, Fox-Rushby J, Tod A, Maskell NA, Edwards JG, Coonar AS, Sivasothy P, Hughes V, Rahman NM, Waller DA, Rintoul RC Abstract INTRODUCTION: One of the most debilitating symptoms of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is dyspnoea caused by pleural effusion. MPM can […]

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Tumour associated lymphocytes in the pleural effusions of patients with mesothelioma express high levels of inhibitory receptors.

BMC Research Notes 2018 December 5 [Link] Chee J, Watson MW, Chopra A, Nguyen B, Cook AM, Creaney J, Lesterhuis WJ, Robinson BW, Lee YCG, Nowak AK, Lake RA, McDonnell AM Abstract OBJECTIVE: Pleural effusion (PE) is a common feature of malignant pleural mesothelioma. These effusions typically contain lymphocytes and malignant cells. We postulated that […]

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The role of BRCA1-associated protein 1 in the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma in effusion and fine-needle aspiration cytology.

Diagnostic Cytopathology 2018 December 6 [Link] Hatem L, McIntire PJ, He B, Gogineni S, Ho M, Mathew S, Margolskee EM, Siddiqui MT, Rao RA Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a diagnostically challenging entity in cytology specimens due to the lack of architectural context and a cytomorphologic overlap between malignant and reactive mesothelial cells (RMCs). […]

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Apatinib for salvage treatment of advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma: A case report.

Medicine 2018 November [Link] Du Z, Yu Y, Wu D, Zhang G, Wang Y, He L, Meng R Abstract RATIONALE: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) is rare cancer and has a poor prognosis with resistance to chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Until now there is no standard third-line treatment for patients who have failed second-line therapy. PATIENT CONCERNS: […]

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Diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma from pleural fluid by Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy coupled with chemometrics.

Journal of Biomedical Optics 2018 October [Link] Abbas S, Simsek Ozek N, Emri S, Koksal D, Severcan M, Severcan F Abstract This study was conducted to differentiate malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) from lung cancer (LC) and benign pleural effusion (BPE) from pleural fluids using the diagnostic power of Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy with attenuated total reflectance […]

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