Close Menu

prognosis

Pleomorphic Carcinoma of the Lung: Clinicopathological Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes of 20 Cases

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2016.183
Pages: 
7-11
Synopsis: 
Pleomorphic carcinoma is a rare tumour of the lung. Despite complete surgical resection, pleomorphic carcinoma is associated with poor prognosis due to frequent distant metastasis.

ABSTRACT

Background and Aims: Pleomorphic carcinoma is a rare tumour of the lung. The aim of the present study was to evaluate clinicopathological characteristics and treatment outcomes of patients with pleomorphic pulmonary carcinoma.

Methods: The records of the pathology department from January 2005 to December 2013 were evaluated. Twenty cases of pleomorphic pulmonary carcinoma were identified and studied.

Accepted: 
August 24, 2016
PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 

Gender Differences in the Clinical Manifestations and Prognosis of Patients Hospitalized with Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2013.250
Pages: 
1–5
Synopsis: 
There was statistical significance by gender for the first symptom at the beginning of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), and the frequency of hypertension, diabetes and ischaemic heart disease was significantly greater in females. For patients hospitalized with AECOPD, gender was not an independent risk factor for short- or long-term prognosis.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To explore gender differences in the clinical manifestations of patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), and to find independent risk factors for their prognosis.

Accepted: 
January 20, 2014
PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
Journal Authors: 

Primary Renal Lymphoma: A Case Report and Literature Review

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2013.324
Pages: 
6–8

ABSTRACT

Primary renal lymphoma is very rare. The prognosis is usually poor with median survival less than a year. We report a case in a 55-year old man with a mass in the left kidney detected by ultrasonography and computed tomography. Radical nephrectomy was performed under a preliminary diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma. After the surgery, four courses of chemotherapy were performed. Prognosis may have improved since those reports in the earlier medical literature.

Accepted: 
January 21, 2014
PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
Journal Authors: 

Clinical Pathology and Prognostic Analysis of Visceral Metastatic Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Site (VMCUP)

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2013.282
Pages: 
117–120b
Synopsis: 
Comprehensive treatments for visceral metastatic carcinoma of unknown primary site (VMCUP) including surgery and chemotherapy significantly improved patients’ overall survival time. Patients treated mainly by surgery lived longer than those treated by chemotherapy alone. More chemotherapy cycles resulted in longer survival time for patients only receiving chemotherapy. For the first time, this study identified paclitaxel plus fluorouracil as more effective first-line chemotherapy drugs than 5-fluorouracil in treating VMCUP.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To analyse the clinicopathologic characteristics of visceral metastatic carcinoma of unknown primary site (VMCUP), discuss the relationship between its treatment and prognosis, and provide the basis for individualized clinical diagnosis and treatment.

Accepted: 
December 11, 2013
PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
Subscribe to RSS - prognosis
Top of Page