BMJ Open 2022 November 10 [Link] Ruairi J H Conway, Jenny Symonds, Deborah Walton, Janet Probets, Charles Comins, Louise Stadon, John E Harvey, Kevin G Blyth, Nick A Maskell, Anna C Bibby Abstract Introduction: Mesothelioma is a heterogeneous disease that can be challenging to monitor and prognosticate. ASSESS-meso is a multicentre, prospective, longitudinal observational cohort…

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Texas Heart Institute Journal 2022 November 9 [Link] Yojiro Machii, Akira Sezai, Makoto Taoka, Shunji Osaka, Keito Suzuki, Yoshiki Onuki, Masashi Tanaka Abstract This report describes a 76-year-old man with diabetes mellitus who developed coronary artery stenosis from infiltration of a primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma. Three months before referral to the treating hospital, elevated liver…

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Journal of Cytology 2022 July-September [Link] Sakshi Dahiya, Meeta Singh, Shyama Jain, Bembem Khuraijam, Naman Suroya, Shramana Mandal Abstract Background: Mesotheliomas are neoplasms of the serosal lining of the body cavities. Diagnosis requires a multimodal approach of clinical findings, cytology, and histopathology with immunohistochemistry (IHC). The published sensitivity of cytology for diagnosing mesothelioma ranges from…

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Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2022 September 5 [Link] Michael Offin, Dilanka De Silva, Jennifer L Sauter, Jacklynn V Egger, Ellen Yorke, Prasad S Adusumilli, Andreas Rimner, Valerie W Rusch, Marjorie G Zauderer Abstract Background: Primary pericardial mesothelioma (PPM) has no accepted standard of care treatment options with management and outcomes often extrapolated from diffuse pleural…

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Current Problems in Cardiology 2022 August 22 [Link] Qiang Li, Zhiyan Qin, Dandan Sun, Ni Jiao, Huihui Zhang, Ying Li, Mingming Xiao, Mingyan Ding, Fang Zhu Abstract Diffuse primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma (PMPM) is an extremely rare and highly invasive tumor of pericardium. The tumor can infiltrate myocardium in part of cases, and will contribute…

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Translational Cancer Research 2022 May [Link] Yan Yan, Wenli Lv, Yinghao Luo, Jianlin Hu, Jie Yang Abstract Background: Primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma (PMPM) is a highly malignant tumor originating in the pericardium serosum with clinical manifestations presenting as constrictive pericarditis, with pericardial tamponade and heart failure. Malignant pericardial mesothelioma is rare and has a poor…

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Qatar Medical Journal 2022 February 22 [Link] Ahmet Askar, Ergin Erginoz, Ayse Hanım Yavuz, Vedat Durgun Abstract Background: Mesotheliomas are benign masses that can arise from any body parts that contain mesothelium, such as the abdominal, pelvic, pleural, and pericardial cavities. Benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma is a cystic tumor that arises from peritoneal mesothelial cells.…

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Nutrition and Cancer 2021 September 17 [Link] Sabahattin Cömertpay, Abdülmecit Gül, Mehmet Delibaş, Mehmet Semih Tekin Turhan Abstract Mesothelioma is a highly lethal cancer developing in the lung, heart, and abdominal membranes. Zingerone, a capsaicin-like bioactive compound, has been shown to have anticancer properties. Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) is an ion channel involving…

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Nutrition and Cancer 2021 September 17 [Link] Sabahattin Cömertpay, Abdülmecit Gül, Mehmet Delibaş, Mehmet Semih Tekin Turhan Abstract Mesothelioma is a highly lethal cancer developing in the lung, heart, and abdominal membranes. Zingerone, a capsaicin-like bioactive compound, has been shown to have anticancer properties. Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) is an ion channel involving…

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European Heart Journal Case Reports 2021 July 7 [Link] Leo Pölzl, Jakob Hirsch, Agnes Mayr, Christian Uprimny, Georg Oberhuber, Hansjörg J Zwick, Ludwig Müller, Gerhard Pölzl Abstract Background: Primary pericardial mesothelioma (PPM) is a rare form of highly aggressive cancer. Many patients are diagnosed only at an advanced stage. Therefore, the overall survival rate is…

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