Similar neurocognitive patterns in patients treated with lenalidomide: chemobrain effect?

Conclusions: Lenalidomide treatments can determine severe cognitive impairments especially in elderly patients. Our data suggest the need for a careful evaluation of cognitive decline risk before and after drug administration. However, larger studies are required to confirm our findings. PMID: 31522586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurocase - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurocase Source Type: research

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We report a very rare case of LAM with malignant lymphoma. A 51-year-old female had medical history of recurrent pneumothorax and nephrectomy for a left renal angiomyolipoma and was diagnosed with LAM by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery at the age of 30. She presented with left neck mass. Computed tomography and magnetic response imaging showed multiple enlarged cervical lymph nodes. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) showed abnormal uptake in the mass. We suspected a malignant tumor or extrapulmonary lesion of LAM, and performed surgical biopsy. Pathologically, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma ...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Immune checkpoint inhibitors that block the programmed death 1/programmed death ligand 1 pathways are widely used to treat advanced lung cancers. There are seldom cases of histologic transformation reported after treatment with immunotherapy. Here, we report the case of a 69 ‐year‐old man with stage IV lung squamous cell carcinoma. He received pembrolizumab monotherapy and had a partial response. After 22 cycles of pembrolizumab, chest computed tomography (CT) showed a left hilar tumor, bilateral pleural effusion and lymphadenopathy. The cytology of pleural effusion and bronchoscopic biopsy of an intraluminal lesion re...
Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This review provides moderate-certainty evidence that interim PET scan results predict OS, and very low-certainty evidence that interim PET scan results predict progression-free survival in treated individuals with HL. This evidence is primarily based on unadjusted data. More studies are needed to test the adjusted prognostic ability of interim PET against established prognostic factors. PMID: 31930780 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
We present the case of a 63-year-old patient that was diagnosed in another Clinic with squamous skin carcinoma, but, after complete resection in our Hospital, it was proven to be breast cancer. At diagnosis, computed tomography (CT) scan showed local disease. Adjuvant treatment, consisting in chemotherapy and radiotherapy, was administered. At the beginning of hormonal therapy, the patient had a new CT scan that showed liver and bone metastases. The patient started palliative hormonal treatment with bisphosphonates. The aim of the study was to highlight both the importance of early diagnosis and treatment and the aggressiv...
Source: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology - Category: General Medicine Tags: Rom J Morphol Embryol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Liver transplantation provides the longest overall survival reported in colorectal cancer patient with nonresectable liver metastases. Improved selection criteria give patients with nonresectable colorectal liver metastases a 5-year overall survival comparable to other indications for liver transplantation.
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research
Abstract During the last two decades a neoadjuvant treatment concept has been established for an increasing number of malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract; however, these concepts are still subject to a constant change concerning the indications and type of treatment. A prime example for this is rectal cancer. The rate of local recurrence in particular was significantly reduced by neoadjuvant therapy but until now it has not been possible to validly show an improvement in overall or disease-free survival. At the beginning of the millennium it was recommended to treat every rectal carcinoma...
Source: Der Chirurg - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Chirurg Source Type: research
The objective of this study is to investigate the prognostic value of the percentage change of maximum standardized uptake value ( ΔSUVmax) assessed by PET/CT scan after 2 cycles of chemotherapy (iPET2) in patients with classic Hodgkin’s lymphoma (CHL). ΔSUVmax was calculated as follows: the ratio of (SUVmax at baseline-SUVmax at iPET2)/SUVmax at baseline which was determined before initiation of ABVD chemotherapy. The medi an ΔSUVmax of 46 patients at iPET2 was 87.9% (range − 6.1–100.0%). The optimal ΔSUVmax cutoff value for progression-free survival (PFS) was 83.0% with the recei...
Source: Annals of Hematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
ConclusionsManagement of SNAC consists of histological diagnosis, radiological staging, radical surgery, and adjuvant radiation therapy. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy can be indicated in selected cases. The role of biotherapy and immune therapy still needs to be elucidated.
Source: Journal of Neuro-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Yamazawa E, Honma Y, Satomi K, Taniguchi H, Takahashi M, Yoshida A, Tominaga K, Miyakita Y, Ohno M, Asanome T, Satomi N, Narita Y Abstract Background: Small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA) accounts for
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
Conclusions Multidetector computed tomography is an excellent imaging modality to identify common postoperative findings as well as complications following CRS + HIPEC.
Source: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography - Category: Radiology Tags: Abdominal and Whole Body Imaging Source Type: research
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