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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921093/evaluation-of-a-novel-semi-automated-ultrasound-system-for-the-detection-of-synovitis-a-prospective-study-involving-45-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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M Witt, J Frielinghausen, R Mueller, F Mueller, F Proft, H Schulze-Koops, M Grunke, D-A Clevert
Background: Arthrosonography has proven to be more sensitive and reliable for the detection of synovitis than clinical examination, but a comprehensive examination of small joints is time-consuming. The automated breast volume scanner (ABVS) has been developed to allow automatic and reproducible series of consecutive B-mode pictures of the female breast. Objectives: To analyze the comparability of ABVS and conventional manual ultrasonography (mUS) for the detection of synovitis in hands and feet of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
November 2016: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918846/soy-food-intake-and-biomarkers-of-breast-cancer-risk-possible-difference-in-asian-women
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Gertraud Maskarinec, Dan Ju, Yukiko Morimoto, Adrian A Franke, Frank Z Stanczyk
Soy foods may protect against breast cancer in Asian but not in Western populations. We examined if the levels of various markers of breast cancer risk and inflammation, as well as the effects of soy food consumption on these markers, differ between Asian and non-Asian premenopausal women in two soy intervention trials. One study randomized 220 women to a 2-yr intervention and the other one randomized 96 women in a crossover design to examine the effects of consumption of 2 daily soy servings on nipple aspirate fluid (NAF) volume; estrogens in serum, NAF, and urine; insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), IGF-binding protein 3, and inflammatory markers in serum; and mammographic densities...
December 5, 2016: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916314/intraoperative-ultrasound-guidance-in-breast-conserving-surgery-shows-superiority-in-oncological-outcome-long-term-cosmetic-and-patient-reported-outcomes-final-outcomes-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-cobalt
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J H Volders, M H Haloua, N M A Krekel, V L Negenborn, R H E Kolk, A M F Lopes Cardozo, A M Bosch, L M de Widt-Levert, H van der Veen, H Rijna, A H M Taets van Amerongen, K Jóźwiak, S Meijer, M P van den Tol
BACKGROUND: The multicenter randomized controlled COBALT trial demonstrated that ultrasound-guided breast-conserving surgery (USS) results in a significant reduction of margin involvement (3.1% vs. 13%) and excision volumes compared to palpation-guided surgery (PGS). The aim of the present study was to determine long term oncological and patient-reported outcomes including quality of life (QoL), together with their progress over time. METHODS: 134 patients with T1-T2 breast cancer were randomized to USS (N = 65) or PGS (N = 69)...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908586/standard-wide-local-excision-or-bilateral-reduction-mammoplasty-in-large-breasted-women-with-small-tumours-surgical-and-patient-reported-outcomes
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R Di Micco, R L O'Connell, P A Barry, N Roche, F A MacNeill, J E Rusby
INTRODUCTION: Oncoplastic breast surgery is used to extend the role of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) to women with an unfavourable tumour to breast volume ratio. However, large-breasted women with a relatively small breast cancer may be offered bilateral reduction mammoplasty (BRM) despite being suitable for standard BCS as the more complex surgery may have advantages in terms of patient satisfaction and reduced adverse effects of radiotherapy. PATIENT AND METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated surgical and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in large-breasted women with early (<3 cm) breast cancer, who have undergone unilateral standard BCS or BRM...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908181/defining-and-assessing-an-anisotropic-delineation-margin-for-modern-radiotherapy
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L R Bell, E M Pogson, P E Metcalfe, L C Holloway
PURPOSE: Uncertainty in target volume delineation for modern radiotherapy impacts dosimetry and patient outcomes. Delineation uncertainty is generally overlooked in practice as a source of error, potentially since historically, other uncertainties have been the main focus. This work defined and assessed an anisotropic delineation margin in both polar and spherical coordinate systems in order to account for the spatially varying nature of this uncertainty using a whole breast radiotherapy cohort as a proof of concept...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908154/mass-detection-in-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-deep-convolutional-neural-network-with-transfer-learning-from-mammography
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Ravi K Samala, Heang-Ping Chan, Lubomir Hadjiiski, Mark A Helvie, Jun Wei, Kenny Cha
PURPOSE: Develop a computer-aided detection (CAD) system for masses in digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) volume using a deep convolutional neural network (DCNN) with transfer learning from mammograms. METHODS: A data set containing 2282 digitized film and digital mammograms and 324 DBT volumes were collected with IRB approval. The mass of interest on the images was marked by an experienced breast radiologist as reference standard. The data set was partitioned into a training set (2282 mammograms with 2461 masses and 230 DBT views with 228 masses) and an independent test set (94 DBT views with 89 masses)...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906782/predicting-heart-dose-in-breast-cancer-patients-who-received-3d-conformal-radiation-therapy
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Daniel Wollschläger, Heiko Karle, Marcus Stockinger, Detlef Bartkowiak, Sandra Bührdel, Hiltrud Merzenich, Thomas Wiegel, Heinz Schmidberger, Maria Blettner
Cardiac late effects are a major health concern for long-term survivors after radiotherapy for breast cancer. Large cohort studies to better understand the exact dose-response relationship require individual estimates of radiation dose to the heart. To predict individual cardiac dose from information that is typically available for all members of a retrospective epidemiological cohort study, 774 female breast cancer patients treated with megavoltage tangential field radiotherapy in 1998-2008 were examined. All dose distributions were calculated using Eclipse with the anisotropic analytical algorithm (AAA) for photon fields and the electron Monte Carlo algorithm for electron boost fields...
January 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906432/analysis-of-radiotherapy-optimization-regimens-after-modified-radical-mastectomy
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X-B Zhao, G-S Ren
OBJECTIVE: Concomitant chemo-radiotherapy after modified radical mastectomy for breast cancer is an effective means of achieving high survival rates. In this study different radiotherapy optimization regimens are compared to assess their effectiveness and toxicity rates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 112 patients with modified radical mastectomy participated, and were randomly assigned to one of three groups, all receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for 4-6 weeks prior to radiotherapy: group A received intensity modulated radiotherapy (radiation dose (DT) 50 Gy, 2...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906261/impact-of-nonstationary-optical-illumination-on-image-reconstruction-in-optoacoustic-tomography
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Yang Lou, Kun Wang, Alexander A Oraevsky, Mark A Anastasio
Optoacoustic tomography (OAT), also known as photoacoustic tomography, is a rapidly emerging hybrid imaging technique that possesses great potential for a wide range of biomedical imaging applications. In OAT, a laser is employed to illuminate the tissue of interest and acoustic signals are produced via the photoacoustic effect. From these data, an estimate of the distribution of the absorbed optical energy density within the tissue is reconstructed, referred to as the object function. This quantity is defined, in part, by the distribution of light fluence within the tissue that is established by the laser source...
December 1, 2016: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904404/phenolic-composition-antioxidant-capacity-and-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-assessment-of-fruit-wines
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Ana Ljevar, Natka Ćurko, Marina Tomašević, Kristina Radošević, Višnja Gaurina Srček, Karin Kovačević Ganić
Fruit wines contain a wide range of phenolic compounds with biological effects, but their composition and potential benefits to human health have been studied to the much lesser extent compared to grape wines. The aim of this research is to study the phenolic profile of different types of fruit wines and to evaluate their antioxidant and biological potential. Commercially available fruit wines from blackberry, cherry, raspberry, blackcurrant, strawberry and apple produced in Croatia were analyzed. To the best of our knowledge, this study represents the first comprehensive screening of Croatian fruit wines...
June 2016: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903677/combined-inhibition-of-both-p110%C3%AE-and-p110%C3%AE-isoforms-of-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-is-required-for-sustained-therapeutic-effect-in-pten-deficient-er-breast-cancer
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Sarah R Hosford, Lloye M Dillon, Stephanie J Bouley, Rachele Rosati, Wei Yang, Vivian S Chen, Eugene Demidenko, Rocco P Morra, Todd W Miller
PURPOSE: Determine the roles of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) isoforms p110α and p110β in PTEN-deficient, estrogen receptor α (ER)-positive breast cancer, and the therapeutic potential of isoform-selective inhibitors. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Anti-estrogen-sensitive and -resistant PTEN-deficient, ER+ human breast cancer cell lines, and mice bearing anti-estrogen-resistant xenografts were treated with the anti-estrogen fulvestrant, the p110α inhibitor BYL719, the p110β inhibitor GSK2636771, or combinations...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903360/-update-on-pubertal-development-among-primary-school-students-in-shanghai-2014
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Y Chen, Y T Zhang, C Chen, Y R Jiang, Y J Song, S J Liu, F Jiang
Objective: To investigate the current prevalence of pubertal development in healthy Shanghai schoolchildren. Methods: This study was a cross-sectional investigation focused on current pubertal development conducted in healthy Shanghai schoolchildren by multi-stage cluster sampling. The sample included 17 571 children in grades 1-5 investigated in June 2014. The data were weighted by inverse probability weighting (IPW) to make them more representative. At examination, stages of breast and pubic hair development were rated according to the Tanner method...
November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903186/clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-brain-metastases-from-breast-cancer-treated-with-single-session-radiosurgery-or-whole-brain-radiotherapy
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Michael Mix, Rania Elmarzouky, Tracey O'Connor, Robert Plunkett, Dheerendra Prasad
OBJECTIVE Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is used to treat brain metastases from breast cancer (BMB) as the sole treatment or in conjunction with tumor resection and/or whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT). This study evaluates outcomes in BMB based on treatment techniques and tumor biological features. METHODS The authors reviewed all patients treated with BMB between 2004 and 2014. Patients were identified from a prospectively collected radiosurgery database and institutional tumor registry; 214 patients were identified...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902734/galectin-7-expression-potentiates-her-2-positive-phenotype-in-breast-cancer
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Andrée-Anne Grosset, Françoise Poirier, Louis Gaboury, Yves St-Pierre
HER-2 positive tumors are among the most aggressive subtypes of breast cancer and are frequently associated with metastasis and poor outcome. As with other aggressive subtypes of breast cancer, these tumors are associated with abnormally high expression of galectin-7 (gal-7), which confers metastatic breast tumor cells with increased invasive behavior. Although previous studies in the rat model of breast tumorigenesis have shown that gal-7 is also increased in primary breast tumor, its contribution to the development of the primary breast tumors remains unclear...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900057/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-inhibition-of-tumor-cell-viability-by-combined-dihydroartemisinin-and-doxorubicin-treatment-and-the-underlying-mechanism
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Xiang Tai, Xiao-Bei Cai, Zhang Zhang, Rui Wei
The natural extract artemisinin and its derivatives have good anticancer activity. The present study aimed to investigate the in vitro inhibitory effects of combined dihydroartemisinin (DHA) and doxorubicin (DOX) treatment on a variety of tumor cell lines (HeLa, OVCAR-3, MCF-7, PC-3 and A549), as well as the underlying mechanisms. In addition, the in vivo effects of DHA and DOX were evaluated using a mouse HeLa tumor model. The HeLa, OVCAR-3, MCF-7, PC-3 and A549 cells were treated with a combination of DHA and DOX, and the effect on cell viability was detected by Cell Counting kit-8...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899141/relationship-between-surgeon-volume-and-outcomes-a-systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews
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Johannes Morche, Tim Mathes, Dawid Pieper
BACKGROUND: The surgeon volume-outcome relationship has been discussed for many years and its existence or nonexistence is of importance for various reasons. A lot of empirical work has been published on it. We aimed to summarize systematic reviews in order to present current evidence. METHODS: Medline, Embase, Cochrane database of systematic reviews (CDSR), and health technology assessment websites were searched up to October 2015 for systematic reviews on the surgeon volume-outcome relationship...
November 29, 2016: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898749/-dosimetric-comparison-of-different-techniques-for-external-beam-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation
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Gábor Stelczer, Tibor Major, Norbert Mészáros, Csaba Polgár, Csilla Pesznyák
The aim of this article is to evaluate and compare four different radiotherapy techniques of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) considering planning quality, dosimetric and practical aspects. The investigated techniques are three dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), "step and shoot" (SS) and "sliding window" (SW) intensity-modulated radiotherapy, intensity-modulated arc therapy (RA). CT scans of 10 patients previously treated with APBI were selected for the study. Surgical clips were placed on the borders of the tumour bed during breast conserving surgery...
November 29, 2016: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898429/dosimetric-improvements-with-a-novel-breast-stereotactic-radiotherapy-device-for-delivery-of-preoperative-partial-breast-irradiation
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James W Snider Iii, Yildirim Mutaf, Elizabeth Nichols, Andrea Hall, Patrick Vadnais, William F Regine, Steven J Feigenberg
OBJECTIVE: Partial-breast irradiation (PBI) with external-beam radiotherapy has produced higher than expected rates of fair-to-poor cosmesis. Worsened outcomes have been correlated with larger volumes of breast tissue exposed to radiation. A novel breast-specific stereotactic radiotherapy (BSRT) device (BSRTD) has been developed at our institution and has shown promise in delivering highly conformal dose distributions. We compared normal tissue sparing with this device with that achieved with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)-PBI...
November 30, 2016: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895961/automated-detection-algorithm-of-breast-masses-in-three-dimensional-ultrasound-images
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Ji-Wook Jeong, Donghoon Yu, Sooyeul Lee, Jung Min Chang
OBJECTIVES: We propose an automatic breast mass detection algorithm in three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound (US) images using the Hough transform technique. METHODS: One hundred twenty-five cropped images containing 68 benign and 60 malignant masses are acquired with clinical diagnosis by an experienced radiologist. The 3D US images are masked, subsampled, contrast-adjusted, and median-filtered as preprocessing steps before the Hough transform is used. Thereafter, we perform 3D Hough transform to detect spherical hyperplanes in 3D US breast image volumes, generate Hough spheres, and sort them in the order of votes...
October 2016: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895746/rnai-mediated-gene-silencing-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-c-suppresses-growth-and-induces-apoptosis-in-mouse-breast-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yong-Chao Liu, Wen-Hui Ma, Yin-Lin Ge, Mei-Lan Xue, Zheng Zhang, Jin-Yu Zhang, Lin Hou, Run-Hong Mu
Vascular endothelial cell growth factor (VEGF)-C promotes tumorigenesis by allowing lymph node metastasis and lymphangiogenesis, among other actions. RNA interference (RNAi) is a novel technique for suppressing target gene expression and may increase the effectiveness of cancer treatments. The present study assessed the influence of VEGF-C RNAi on the apoptosis and proliferation of mouse breast cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. A total of three pairs of small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting mouse VEGF-C were designed and synthesized prior to transfection into 4T1 cells via a liposomal approach...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
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