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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452996/nomogram-for-predicting-the-risk-of-invasive-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-for-pure-ground-glass-nodules
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Lijie Wang, Weiyu Shen, Yong Xi, Shuai Liu, Dawei Zheng, Chenghua Jin
BACKGROUND: The pure ground-glass nodule is a common clinical concern. The purpose of this study was to develop a nomogram to predict the risk of invasive pulmonary adenocarcinoma in patients with pure ground-glass nodules 1 cm or less in diameter based on the computed tomography imaging features. METHODS: We reviewed a total of 250 patients who had undergone resection of pure ground-glass nodules 1 cm or less in diameter in our hospital, including the data of histopathologic examinations after surgical resection...
February 13, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450608/imaging-findings-of-ovarian-dysgerminoma-with-emphasis-on-multiplicity-and-vascular-architecture-pathogenic-implications
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Takahiro Tsuboyama, Yumiko Hori, Masatoshi Hori, Hiromitsu Onishi, Mitsuaki Tatsumi, Makoto Sakane, Takashi Ota, Noriyuki Tomiyama
We report the imaging findings of three ovarian dysgerminomas that coexisted with other germ cell tumors or gonadoblastomas, focusing on the distribution of tumor nests and vascular architecture, which might provide information about the pathogenesis of dysgerminomas. In a 14-year-old female with dysgerminoma and coexisting gonadoblastomas, contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a solid mass in the right ovary, which presented as hyperintense lobules on diffusion-weighted imaging separated by fibrovascular septa...
February 15, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449183/altered-resting-state-voxel-level-whole-brain-functional-connectivity-in-depressed-parkinson-s-disease
#3
Hansheng Wang, Huiyue Chen, Jiahui Wu, Li Tao, Ya Pang, Min Gu, Fajin Lv, Tianyou Luo, Oumei Cheng, Ke Sheng, Jin Luo, Yida Hu, Weidong Fang
BACKGROUND: Depression is one of the most common non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD), but its pathogenesis is still not very clear. Recently, degree centrality, a voxel-level whole-brain functional connectivity (FC) analysis of resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging, has provided the most promising way to explore the neural network mechanisms underlying depressed PD. METHODS: Degree centrality, voxel-wise image and clinical symptoms correlation and secondary seed-based FC analyses were performed in twenty-seven drug-naïve, early stage depressed PD patients, 27 non-depressed PD patients and 27 healthy controls (HCs) to reveal voxel-level whole-brain FC changes in depressed PD...
February 9, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446670/diagnostic-performance-of-margin-features-in-thyroid-nodules-in-prediction-of-malignancy
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Sean M Siebert, Adam J Gomez, Tie Liang, Ali M Tahvildari, Terry S Desser, R Brooke Jeffrey, Aya Kamaya
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate thyroid nodule margins for specific morphologic features and determine the diagnostic performance of these features in differentiating papillary carcinoma from benign thyroid nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nodules measuring 1-3 cm in largest diameter that had been evaluated with high-resolution ultrasound (12-18 MHz) and ultrasound-guided biopsy with definitive pathologic diagnosis were analyzed. Three blinded board-certified readers evaluated high-resolution images of each nodule for jagged edges, lobulated borders, and curved borders along their margins...
February 15, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446528/can-ct-imaging-features-of-ground-glass-opacity-predict-invasiveness-a-meta-analysis
#5
Jian Dai, Guoyou Yu, Jianqiang Yu
BACKGROUND: A meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the diagnostic performance of computed tomography (CT) imaging features of ground-glass opacity (GGO) to predict invasiveness. METHODS: Two reviewers independently searched PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, Cochrane Embase and CNKI for relevant studies. CT imaging signs of bubble lucency, speculation, lobulated margin, and pleural indentation were used as diagnostic references to discriminate pre-invasive and invasive disease...
February 15, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445828/the-neural-circuits-of-number-and-letter-copying-an-fnirs-study
#6
Christina Artemenko, Andra Coldea, Mojtaba Soltanlou, Thomas Dresler, Hans-Christoph Nuerk, Ann-Christine Ehlis
In our daily lives, we are constantly exposed to numbers and letters. However, it is still under debate how letters and numbers are processed in the brain, while information on this topic would allow for a more comprehensive understanding of, for example, known influences of language on numerical cognition or neural circuits shared by numerical cognition and language processing. Some findings provide evidence for a double dissociation between numbers and letters, with numbers being represented in the right and letters in the left hemisphere, while the opposing view suggests a shared neural network...
February 14, 2018: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444790/localised-nasopharyngeal-amyloidosis-the-importance-of-postoperative-follow-up
#7
Sanathorn Chowsilpa, Saisawat Chaiyasate, Komson Wannasai, Teerada Daroontum
Localised nasopharyngeal amyloidosis is rare. Findings on physical examination and invasive pattern on CT scan can be misleading as it can resemble nasopharyngeal carcinoma. A 64-year-old man presented with left aural fullness for 6 months. The physical examination showed straw-coloured fluid in the left middle ear and irregular reddish mass at the left side of the nasopharynx. The CT scan showed a lobulated heterogeneous mass at the left side of the nasopharynx involving the left Eustachian tube opening. Pathology report was amyloidosis, thus, surgery was done...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441665/cortical-thickness-abnormalities-in-bipolar-disorder-patients-with-a-lifetime-history-of-auditory-hallucinations
#8
Lynn Mørch-Johnsen, Stener Nerland, Kjetil N Jørgensen, Kåre Osnes, Cecilie B Hartberg, Ole A Andreassen, Ingrid Melle, Ragnar Nesvåg, Ingrid Agartz
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate morphometric correlates of auditory hallucinations in bipolar disorder (BD) by comparing cortical thickness and cortical surface area in bipolar disorder patients with (BD+) and without (BD-) a lifetime history of auditory hallucinations. Based on previous findings in schizophrenia patients, we hypothesized that the cortex would be thinner in the auditory cortex in BD+ compared to BD-. METHODS: Bipolar disorder spectrum (n = 157) patients and healthy controls (n = 279) underwent 1...
February 13, 2018: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441326/a-rare-case-of-primary-intrapulmonary-neurilemmoma-diagnosed-in-a-43-year-old-asymptomatic-man-with-a-well-defined-intrapulmonary-mass
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Serafeim Chrysikos, Maria Kaponi, Christina Triantafillidou, Theodoros Karampitsakos, Argyrios Tzouvelekis, Maria Anyfanti, Konstantinos Marossis, Marios Konstantinou, Rodoula Tringidou, Demosthenes Bouros, Katerina Dimakou
Neurilemmoma (NL), also termed schwannoma, presents as a well-circumscribed and encapsulated mass in the human body and is almost always solitary. CT scan of a patient with NL shows a round, ovoid, or lobulated well-demarcated solid mass of soft tissue density. Primary intrathoracic neurogenic tumors location varies. However, the development of such tumors is by far more common in the costovertebral angle of the posterior mediastinum. Here, we report a rare case of a 43-year-old patient, never smoker and previously healthy, who presented with a mass adjacent to the right pulmonary hilum...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439724/lobulated-esophageal-schwannoma-resected-with-concurrent-approach-from-the-thorax-and-cervix
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Yoshinori Iwata, Chihiro Tanaka, Shuji Komori, Narutoshi Nagao, Masahiko Kawai, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Katsuyuki Kunieda
BACKGROUND: Esophageal schwannomas are rare esophageal submucosal tumors. We herein report a case of a lobulated esophageal schwannoma resected with concurrent approach from the thorax and cervix. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old woman visited our hospital with complaint of loss of consciousness, and a lobulated mediastinal tumor was discovered by chance in computed tomography. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a smooth elevated lesion at a position of 23-28 cm from the incisor teeth...
February 13, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436039/cortical-structural-involvement-and-cognitive-dysfunction-in-early-parkinson-s-disease
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J C Klein, M Rolinski, L Griffanti, K Szewczyk-Krolikowski, F Baig, C Ruffmann, A R Groves, R A L Menke, M T Hu, C Mackay
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies in early Parkinson's disease (PD) have shown promise in the detection of disease-related brain changes in the white and deep grey matter. We set out to establish whether intrinsic cortical involvement in early PD can be detected with quantitative MRI. We collected a rich, multi-modal dataset, including diffusion MRI, T1 relaxometry and cortical morphometry, in 20 patients with early PD (disease duration, 1.9 ± 0.97 years, Hoehn & Yahr 1-2) and in 19 matched controls...
February 13, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430524/agraphia-of-the-left-hand-with-dysfunction-of-the-left-superior-parietal-region-without-callosal-lesions
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Ryuta Kinno, Hideaki Ohashi, Yukiko Mori, Azusa Shiromaru, Kenjiro Ono
A 28-year-old right-handed man noticed weakness in his legs, three days after an ephedrine overdose. Initial brain magnetic resonance imaging showed lesions in the parietal regions bilaterally. Computed tomography angiography showed segmental and multifocal vasoconstriction of the cerebral arteries. After treatment, clinical and radiological findings resolved, suggesting the patient had reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. However, he had residual agraphia of the left hand...
March 2018: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429985/posterior-associative-and-cingulate-cortex-involvement-of-brain-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-spect-imaging-in-semantic-dementia-with-probable-alzheimer-disease-pathology-a-case-report
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Yumi Takano, Keiko Kunitoki, Yasuko Tatewaki, Tatsushi Mutoh, Tomoko Totsune, Hideo Shimomura, Manabu Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Arai, Yasuyuki Taki
BACKGROUND Semantic dementia (SD) is a type of primary progressive aphasia with prominent language dysfunction, mostly within the spectrum of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Although there is an overlap in clinical manifestations of SD attributable to FTLD and neuropathologically proven Alzheimer disease (AD), clinical diagnostic clues are not readily available. We present a characteristic finding based on a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)-based regional cerebral blood flow study and its statistical imaging analysis for a rare case of SD with AD-like pathology...
February 12, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425978/intraventricular-epithelioid-glioblastoma-a-case-report
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Naoki Nitta, Suzuko Moritani, Tadateru Fukami, Yayoi Yoshimura, Hisao Hirai, Kazuhiko Nozaki
BACKGROUND: Epithelioid glioblastoma, a high-grade, diffuse astrocytic tumor variant, comprises closely packed epithelioid cells and rhabdoid cells. This rare tumor usually develops in the cerebral cortex and diencephalon; however, in one woman, it was located intraventricularly. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 47-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because the patient had a right intraventricular mass that had rapidly increased in size. Upon discovery of the tumor three years earlier by the referring hospital, the mass was small, calcified and attached to the periventricular parenchyma; until 1 year before, it grew slowly, as observed in periodic, magnetic resonance imaging scans...
February 6, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425573/diurnal-variation-of-default-mode-network-in-patients-with-restless-legs-syndrome
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Jeonghun Ku, Yeong Seon Lee, Hyuk Won Chang, Christopher J Earley, Richard P Allen, Yong Won Cho
OBJECTIVE: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) patients compared to controls have been found to have abnormal patterns in the default mode network (DMN) in the morning when symptom threshold is the highest and symptoms are least likely to occur. If these morning abnormalities in DMN are pertinent to disease expression, then similar or further detectable differences may be expected on a nighttime assessment when RLS symptom threshold is at its lowest. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the potential neural mechanisms underlying the circadian aspect of RLS symptom expression by assessing diurnal changes in DMN...
January 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424576/immunohistochemical-and-electron-microscopic-morphometric-image-analysis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-association-of-hcv-infection
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Sarah Hassan, Soheir S Mansy, Sahar A Tabak, Ahmed S AbdelFattah, Ahmed M Abdel-Aziz, Olfat Hamam, Mohammed I Seleem, Amr Abdelaal
Early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is crucial for successful therapy. The present work examined the value of ultrastructural morphometric image analysis of hepatocyte nuclei in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) versus HCC cases with chronic HCV and the corresponding surgical tumor-free safe margins (TFMs), to highlight any early predictive signs of neoplastic cellular transformation. This work also performed an immunohistochemical assessment of cytokeratin 19 (CK19) and Ki-67-positive cells to visualize any associated proliferative activity in the examined groups...
February 9, 2018: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422882/disrupted-brain-intrinsic-networks-and-executive-dysfunction-in-cirrhotic-patients-without-overt-hepatic-encephalopathy
#17
Zhe-Ting Yang, Hua-Jun Chen, Qiu-Feng Chen, Hailong Lin
Objective: Patients with cirrhosis often exhibit cognitive deficits, particularly executive dysfunction, which is considered a predictor of overt hepatic encephalopathy (OHE). We examined brain intrinsic networks associated with executive function to investigate the neural basis of this cognitive deficiency in cirrhosis. Methods: Resting-state functional MRI data were acquired from 20 cirrhotic patients and 18 healthy controls. Seed-based correlation analysis was used to identify the three well-known networks associated with executive function, including executive control (ECN), default mode (DMN), and salience (SN) networks...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420750/self-face-recognition-begins-to-share-active-region-in-right-inferior-parietal-lobule-with-proprioceptive-illusion-during-adolescence
#18
Tomoyo Morita, Daisuke N Saito, Midori Ban, Koji Shimada, Yuko Okamoto, Hirotaka Kosaka, Hidehiko Okazawa, Minoru Asada, Eiichi Naito
We recently reported that right-side dominance of the inferior parietal lobule (IPL) in self-body recognition (proprioceptive illusion) task emerges during adolescence in typical human development. Here, we extend this finding by demonstrating that functional lateralization to the right IPL also develops during adolescence in another self-body (specifically a self-face) recognition task. We collected functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data from 60 right-handed healthy children (8-11 years), adolescents (12-15 years), and adults (18-23 years; 20 per group) while they judged whether a presented face was their own (Self) or that of somebody else (Other)...
February 6, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29418015/inverted-follicular-keratoses-of-the-buttocks
#19
Marie Kenney, Elizabeth B Lester, Deborah L Cook
Inverted follicular keratosis is a benign follicular tumor. Tumors classically demonstrate lobulated, endophytic growth with squamous eddy formation. The histologic differential diagnosis includes irritated seborrheic keratosis, trichilemmoma, verruca vulgaris, squamous cell carcinoma, and keratoacanthoma. The clinical differential diagnosis includes verruca, molluscum contagiosum, follicular cyst, and squamous cell carcinoma. In the past, a predilection for the head and neck of elderly men has been reported...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417490/motor-and-extra-motor-gray-matter-integrity-may-underlie-neurophysiologic-parameters-of-motor-function-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-combined-voxel-based-morphometry-and-transcranial-stimulation-study
#20
Foteini Christidi, Efstratios Karavasilis, Georgios Velonakis, Michail Rentzos, Thomas Zambelis, Vasiliki Zouvelou, Sophia Xirou, Panagiotis Ferentinos, Efstathios Efstathopoulos, Nikolaos Kelekis, Ioannis Evdokimidis, Nikolaos Karandreas
The association between gray matter (GM) density and neurophysiologic changes is still unclear in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We evaluated the relationship between GM density and motor system integrity combining voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in ALS. We included 17 ALS patients and 22 healthy controls (HC) who underwent 3D-T1-weighted imaging. Among the ALS group, we applied left motor cortex single-pulse TMS. We used whole-brain VBM comparing ALS and HC in GM density...
February 7, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
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