The Drive For Self-Assertion And The Reality Principle In A Patient With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: The History of Giulia.

The Drive For Self-Assertion And The Reality Principle In A Patient With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: The History of Giulia. Am J Psychoanal. 2017 Jul 24;: Authors: Granieri A Abstract Life in a contaminated environment is often marked by a cumulative psychological trauma that exhibits a variety of social-environmental aspects. This is why I suggested a psychotherapeutic group intervention for the population of Casale Monferrato, a municipality in Northern Italy that is sadly renowned for asbestos-related events and the high mortality rate of its inhabitants. Groupality appears to show the point of contact between psyche and soma, while also promoting the birth of a more realistic approach to the various levels of suffering and their configuration. The multifamily approach seemed to be the most adequate to elaborate the feelings of rage and fear that are concurrent with the aerial contagion. In the "long wave" of group work we have learned to work with participants as well as with empty chairs, the ghosts of the dead: live traces in the mind. Whereas the mind recovers the possibility of entering into a dialogue with the feelings connected to the trauma, without bypassing them towards actions that are apparently more assertive of one's sense of Ego, the will of conciliation can reactivate a thought that is oriented towards the plane of reality. PMID: 28740198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Related Links:

Authors: Wang Y, Jiang Z, Yan J, Ying S Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare, aggressive, and highly lethal cancer that is substantially induced by exposure to asbestos fibers. High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is an intriguing proinflammatory molecule involved in MM. In this review, we describe the possible crucial roles of HMGB1 in carcinogenic mechanisms based on in vivo and in vitro experimental evidence and outline the clinical findings of epidemiological investigations regarding the possible roles of HMGB1 as a biomarker for MM. We conclude that novel strategies targeting HMGB1 may suppress MM cells...
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Chirag B Punatar, Kunal K Jadhav, Vikash Kumar, Sharad N SagadeJournal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics 2019 15(8):167-169 Malignant mesothelioma (MM) of the tunica vaginalis (TV) is a rare tumor. It is seen in elderly patients, with painless scrotal swelling being the most common presentation. The exact etiology is unknown; a few risk factors have been suggested. Here, we present an uncommon case of MM of TV without any known predisposing factors. We also discuss the possible risk factors, clinical presentation, pathological features and the difficulties in diagnosis, and management of this rare malignancy.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that manufacturers are liable for asbestos-containing materials they did not make, distribute or install, but were needed for their equipment to function properly. The maritime-law ruling involved Navy veterans who were not warned about the danger of asbestos insulation added by a third party to pumps, turbines and blowers aboard three different ships. The ruling will allow cases filed originally by Navy veterans Kenneth McAfee and John DeVries to move forward against five manufacturers. Both veterans died from cancer during the course of litigation. The deaths have been attributed to a...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
Solid-liquid Interface Screening SystemーApplication to the Screening of Antibiotic and Cytotoxic Substance-producing Fungi. Biocontrol Sci. 2019;24(1):47-56 Authors: Oda S, Nomura S, Nakagawa M, Shin-Ya K, Kagaya N, Kawahara T Abstract  A useful tool for the screening of fungi producing biologically active secondary metabolites such as antibiotics and cytotoxic substances has been developed. An agar plate-organic solvent interface cultivation (A/S-IFC) system, which comprised a hydrophobic organic solvent (upper phase) , a fungal mat (middle phase) and an agar plate (lower phase) , was constructed....
Source: Biocontrol Science - Category: Microbiology Tags: Biocontrol Sci Source Type: research
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has launched the first nationwide Firefighter Cancer Registry, linking workplace exposures to deadly malignancies such as mesothelioma. Officials administering the study believe the registry will help reduce the incidence of various cancers for firefighters. “A national registry will go a long way toward answering the many questions still out there,” Dr. Kenny Fent, an industrial hygienist at NIOSH who is leading the effort, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “We’re just laying the groundwork now, but in the long run, we want to h...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
Body composition and nutritional status in malignant pleural mesothelioma: implications for activity levels and quality of life, Published online: 18 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41430-019-0418-9Body composition and nutritional status in malignant pleural mesothelioma: implications for activity levels and quality of life
Source: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn general, malignant peritoneal mesotheliomas are classified as diffuse tumors, which are often unresectable and have a poor prognosis. However, early diagnosis and treatment, particularly with the localized type, as in our patient, could lead to long-term survival of the patient. We recommend that multiple malignant epithelioid mesotheliomas be included in the differential diagnosis for patients with subcapsular hepatic tumors.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
(Natural News) Johnson &Johnson has been ordered to pay $29 million after a California jury determined that its baby powder contributed substantially to a woman’s mesothelioma. The immensely popular product, which has been widely used on babies and adults alike for decades, is the target of more than 13,000 similar lawsuits that have been...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Kai Y, Tsutani Y, Tsubokawa N, Ito M, Mimura T, Miyata Y, Okada M Abstract The present study analyzed surgical results in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) who underwent extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or pleurectomy/decortication (P/D). Data for 44 patients who achieved macroscopic complete resection following neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by EPP (n=29) or P/D (n=15) were reviewed. Patient demographics and oncological outcomes were compared between the EPP and P/D groups. The median overall (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) times were 22 and 14 months, respectively. OS was sig...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
More News: Asbestosis | Cancer & Oncology | Carisoprodol | Environmental Health | Italy Health | Mesothelioma | Psychology | Soma