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Physical function and health-related quality of life in patients undergoing surgical treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 2017 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Tanaka T, Morishita S, Hashimoto M, Itani Y, Mabuchi S, Kodama N, Hasegawa S, Domen K Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare cancer that affects the thin cell wall lining of internal organs and structures. Studies have shown that […]

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Mesothelioid reaction following talc pleurodesis: a case report.

General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Faynberg T, Patel N, Nayar AP, Shienbaum AJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Talc pleurodesis is a well-established procedure performed to obliterate the pleural space to prevent recurrent pleural effusion and/or recurrent pneumothorax. Pleurodesis is commonly accomplished by draining the pleural fluid, if present, followed by […]

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Is less also better? A single-institution experience on treatment of early stage Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 February [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Bertoglio P1, Ambrogi MC, Chella A, Aprile V, Dini P, Korasidis S, Fanucchi O, Mussi A Abstract OBJECTIVES: No clear evidence of which surgical procedure should be performed for early stage mesothelioma is available to date. We analyzed our 10-year experience in the […]

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Amount of Epithelioid Differentiation Is a Predictor of Survival in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2017 March [Epub 2016 October] [Link] Vigneswaran WT, Kircheva DY, Ananthanarayanan V, Watson S, Arif Q, Celauro AD, Kindler HL, Husain AN Abstract BACKGROUND: Macroscopic complete surgical resection with adjuvant chemotherapy can provide a survival advantage in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Patients with nonepithelioid histology are largely excluded […]

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Large primary pleural synovial sarcoma with severe dyspnea: a case report

Surgical Case Reports [Epub 2017 February 15] [Link] Yamaki M, Yonehara S, Noriyuki T Abstract BACKGROUND: Synovial sarcoma is a malignant neoplasm of soft tissues. It occurs mainly in the extremities and is closely related to tendons, tendon sheaths, and bursal structures. Primary synovial sarcoma of the pleura and lungs is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: […]

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The evolution of the diminishing role of extrapleural pneumonectomy in the surgical management of malignant pleural mesothelioma

Onco Targets and Therapy 2016 November [Link] Azzouqa AG, Stevenson JP Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an uncommon and aggressive thoracic malignancy that is rarely curable, even when multimodality therapy is used. Systemic chemotherapy is the primary treatment for the majority of patients with this disease; however, surgical resection may benefit a subset of patients […]

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Amount of Epithelioid Differentiation is a Predictor of Survival in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2016 October 17 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Vigneswaran WT, Kircheva DY, Ananthanarayanan V, Watson S, Arif Q, Celauro AD, Kindler HL, Husain AN Abstract BACKGROUND: Macroscopic complete surgical resection with adjuvant chemotherapy can provide a survival advantage in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Patients with nonepithelioid histology are […]

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MicroRNA gene expression signatures in long-surviving malignant pleural mesothelioma patients

Genomics Data 2016 June 20 [Link] Lin RC, Kirschner MB, Cheng YY, van Zandwijk N, Reid G Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a tumor originating in the mesothelium, the membrane lining the thoracic cavities, and is induced by exposure to asbestos. Australia suffers one of the world’s highest rates of MPM and the incidence […]

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Comorbidity, postoperative morbidity and survival in patients undergoing radical surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma

European Journal of cardio-thoracic surgery; official journal of the European Association for cardio-thoracic surgery 2016 June 21 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Infante M, Morenghi E, Bottoni E, Zucali P, Rahal D, Morlacchi A, Ascolese AM, De Rose F, Navarria P, Crepaldi A, Testori A, Voulaz E, Errico V, Perrino M, Scorsetti M, Chiti A, […]

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Clinical Pathological Diagnosis, and Treatment for Pleural Mesothelioma

Gan to kagaku ryoho Cancer & chemotherapy 2016 May [Link] Kishimoto T, Fujimoto N, Nishi H. Abstract For the differential diagnosis between fibrous pleuritis and other malignancies such as lung cancer, multiple immunostaining is essential to diagnose pleural mesothelioma. For cytological diagnosis of pleural effusions, differentiation between mesothelioma cells and reactive mesothelial cells is very […]

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