T2 vertebrectomy with combined anterior and posterior arthrodesis for treatment of a solitary plasmacytoma.

CONCLUSIONS: Solitary plasmacytomas of the vertebral bodies are difficult lesions to treat secondary to their location and risk of neurologic compromise. Surgical intervention with tumor resection and adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation is the recommended treatment option. PMID: 28868185 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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Authors: Montazeri K, Bellmunt J Abstract Introduction: Since the approval of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs), there has been continuing and significant progress in urothelial cancer (UC) treatment. However, only about one fifth of UC patients respond to ICI. Recently, erdafitinib was developed for treating locally advanced or metastatic UC (mUC) with FGFR3 or FGFR2 alterations, accounting for 15-20% of patients. Erdafitinib is the first targeted therapy ever approved for mUC.Areas covered: This review summarizes the preclinical and clinical data on erdafitinib for UC. PubMed search and relevant articles presen...
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
Authors: Chu Y, Ge W, Wang X Abstract MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play crucial roles in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain. The present study investigated the effects of miR-448 on the progression of neuropathic pain in a rat model of chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve. Reverse-transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction was conducted to detect the gene expression. The paw withdrawal threshold (PWT) and paw withdrawal latency (PWL) were used to assess the pain threshold. The protein expression levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were detecte...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Guo L, Chen B, Zhang L, Deng Y, Li H, Shi QD Abstract A 49-year-old female patient developed chest tightness and shortness of breath without apparent cause and presented to a local hospital. Chest radiography indicated increased thickening of the lung texture, increased multiple patchy densities in the lower lobes of the bilateral lungs and a slightly enlarged thyroid. The patient was treated for pulmonary infection with antibiotics but the symptoms persisted. A repeated CT scan revealed ground-glass attenuation of the bilateral lungs with multiple flaky exudates and visible bronchogenic signs. The symptom...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Ximena S Abstract Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common congenital heart malformation that produces cyanosis. It consists of four different defects of the heart: ventricular septal defect, pulmonary artery stenosis (blockage of blood flow from the right ventricle to the lungs), right ventricle hypertrophy and dextroposition of aorta. Echocardiography is essential in establishing the diagnosis of patients with cardiac malformation. Patients with Fallot tetralogy present a higher frequency of major non-cardiac congenital disorders. The association with congenital scoliosis influences vital and functional ov...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research
Conclusions: The successful treatment of this patient was the result of the collaboration between the neurology and neuroradiology departments.The first therapeutic option in carotid dissection has to be stenting, under certain conditions. PMID: 31803282 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research
In this study, we constructed a PEG-MnO2-OPN siRNA nanocomplex via a modular streptavidin bridge for the theranostic treatment of renal carcinoma in vitro and in vivo. This strategy of utilizing PEG-MnO2 nanosheets for OPN siRNA delivery showed effective tumor growth inhibition of 786-O tumor-bearing mice, and such a process could be monitored by the activated T1-weight MRI, illustrating the promising potential of PEG-MnO2 nanosheets for the fabrication of an MRI-based theranostic system.
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 January 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 185Author(s): Furqan A. Maulvi, Lakshmi V. Pillai, Kajal P. Patel, Ankita R. Desai, Manish R. Shukla, Ditixa T. Desai, Hetal P. Patel, Ketan M. Ranch, Shailesh A. Shah, Dinesh O. ShahAbstractLidocaine is widely used as a local anaesthetic in the clinical practice to manage pre- and post-operative pain, skin burns, etc. However, the short duration of action (
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2019Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery, Volume 156, Issue 6Author(s): N. Szabla, A. Alves, X. Tillou
Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced updated data from two pivotal phase III Venclexta ®/Venclyxto® (venetoclax) studies (MURANO and CLL14) that highlight Venclexta/Venclyxto combination treatments as chemotherapy-free, fixed-duration options that achieve minimal residual disease (MRD)-negativity, in people with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).
Source: Roche Media News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
All people are the same; only their habits differ. ~ Confucius This is a post about what keeps us stuck and sets us free, about the good news behind bad luck, and the wrong way to want the right thing: It’s about our habits. Human beings are creatures of habit — even emotionally. But why is this? Why do we fall into routines? And why is it so hard to break a habit? The short answer is something called set point. You’re probably familiar with this idea if you have ever been on a diet or had a new year’s resolution. They both start well. You are going to make a change in your life and you are ready fo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Habits Happiness Proof Positive Self-Help Appreciation Gratitude habituation Source Type: blogs
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