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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212998/what-factors-do-patients-consider-most-important-in-making-lung-cancer-screening-decisions-findings-from-a-demonstration-project-conducted-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Sarah E Lillie, Steven S Fu, Angela E Fabbrini, Kathryn L Rice, Barbara Clothier, David B Nelson, Elizabeth A Doro, M Anas Moughrabieh, Melissa R Partin
INTRODUCTION: The National Lung Screening Trial recently reported that annual low-dose computed tomography screening is associated with decreased lung cancer mortality in high-risk smokers. This study sought to identify the factors patients consider important in making lung cancer screening (LCS) decisions, and explore variations by patient characteristics and LCS participation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This observational survey study evaluated the Minneapolis VA LCS Clinical Demonstration Project in which LCS-eligible Veterans (N=1388) were randomized to either Direct LCS Invitation (mailed with decision aid, N=926) or Usual Care (provider referral, N=462)...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210634/potential-of-a-pharmacogenetic-guided-algorithm-to-predict-optimal-warfarin-dosing-in-a-high-risk-hispanic-patient-role-of-a-novel-nqo1-2-polymorphism
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Dagmar F Hernandez-Suarez, Karla Claudio-Campos, Javier E Mirabal-Arroyo, Bianca A Torres-Hernández, Angel López-Candales, Kyle Melin, Jorge Duconge
Deep abdominal vein thrombosis is extremely rare among thrombotic events secondary to the use of contraceptives. A case to illustrate the clinical utility of ethno-specific pharmacogenetic testing in warfarin management of a Hispanic patient is reported. A 37-year-old Hispanic Puerto Rican, non-gravid female with past medical history of abnormal uterine bleeding on hormonal contraceptive therapy was evaluated for abdominal pain. Physical exam was remarkable for unspecific diffuse abdominal tenderness, and general initial laboratory results-including coagulation parameters-were unremarkable...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209906/first-evaluation-of-pet-based-human-biodistribution-and-dosimetry-of-18-f-faza-a-tracer-for-imaging-tumor-hypoxia
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Savi Annarita, Elena Incerti, Federico Fallanca, Valentino Bettinardi, Francesca Rossetti, Cristina Monterisi, Antonia Compierchio, Giampiero Negri, Piero Zannini, Luigi Gianolli, Maria Picchio
Fluorine-18 labelled fluoroazomycinarabinoside ((18)F-FAZA) is a positron emission tomography (PET) biomarker for non-invasive identification of regional tumor hypoxia. Aim of the present Phase I study was to firstly evaluate in non-small cell lung cancer patients the human biodistribution and dosimetry of (18)F-FAZA. Methods: Five patients awaiting surgical resection after histologically proven or radiologically suspected non-small cell lung cancer were prospectively enrolled for the study. The patients underwent a PET/computed tomography (CT) study after the injection of 371±32 MBq of (18)F-FAZA...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208058/monitoring-of-macrophage-accumulation-in-statin-treated-atherosclerotic-mouse-model-using-sodium-iodide-symporter-imaging-system
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Ran Ji Yoo, Min Hwan Kim, Sang-Keun Woo, Kwang Il Kim, Tae Sup Lee, Yang-Kyu Choi, Joo Hyun Kang, Sang Moo Lim, Yong Jin Lee
INTRODUCTION: Macrophages play a key role in atherosclerotic plaque formation in atherosclerosis, but its detailed understanding has poorly investigated until now. Thus, we sought to demonstrate a noninvasive technique for macrophage tracking to atherosclerotic lesions in apolipoprotein E(-/-)(ApoE(-/-)) mice with an imaging system based on sodium iodide symporter (NIS) gene coupled with (99m)Tc-single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). METHODS AND RESULTS: Macrophage cells (RAW264...
January 25, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203428/multiple-cavitating-pulmonary-nodules-rare-manifestation-of-benign-metastatic-leiomyoma
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Sa Ra Lee, Youn-I Choi, Seok Jeong Lee, Sung Shine Shim, Jin Hwa Lee, Yoo Kyung Kim, Soon Hee Sung
Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare disease of pathologically benign, but the tumor metastasizes to other organs. The most common organ involved in BML is lung. Pulmonary involvement usually manifested as multiple nodules on chest X-ray, however we experienced an interesting case of a 52-year-old premenopausal woman who presented with multiple bilateral lung cavitations and nodules on a chest X-ray without any respiratory symptoms. Chest computed-tomography identified multiple cavitary lesions of 5-12 mm in diameter and well-defined nodules of 5-10 mm in diameter in both lung fields...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203068/ectopic-fat-accumulation-in-patients-with-copd-an-eclipse-substudy
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Mickaël Martin, Natalie Almeras, Jean-Pierre Després, Harvey O Coxson, George R Washko, Isabelle Vivodtzev, Emiel Fm Wouters, Erica Rutten, Michelle C Williams, John T Murchison, William MacNee, Don D Sin, François Maltais
BACKGROUND: Obesity is increasingly associated with COPD, but little is known about the prevalence of ectopic fat accumulation in COPD and whether this can possibly be associated with poor clinical outcomes and comorbidities. The Evaluation of COPD Longitudinally to Identify Predictive Surrogate Endpoints (ECLIPSE) substudy tested the hypothesis that COPD is associated with increased ectopic fat accumulation and that this would be associated with COPD-related outcomes and comorbidities...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198726/community-acquired-pneumonia-requiring-hospitalization-rational-decision-making-and-interpretation-of-guidelines
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Douwe F Postma, Cornelis H van Werkhoven, Jan Jelrik Oosterheert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses on the evidence base for guideline recommendations on the diagnosis, the optimal choice, timing and duration of empirical antibiotic therapy, and the use of microbiological tests for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP): issues for which guidelines are frequently used as a quick reference. Furthermore, we will discuss possibilities for future research in these topics. RECENT FINDINGS: Many national and international guideline recommendations, even on critical elements of CAP management, are based on low-to-moderate quality evidence...
February 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197025/current-perioperative-management-of-pheochromocytomas
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Rashmi Ramachandran, Vimi Rewari
Neuroendocrine tumors which have the potential to secrete catecholamines are either associated with sympathetic adrenal (pheochromocytoma) or nonadrenal (paraganglioma) tissue. Surgical removal of these tumors is always indicated to cure and prevent cardiovascular and other organ system complications associated with catecholamine excess. Some of these tumors have malignant potential as well. The diagnosis, localization and anatomical delineation of these tumors involve measurement of catecholamines and their metabolic end products in plasma and urine, (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy, computed tomography, and/or magnetic resonance imaging...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186469/blood-based-nucleic-acid-biomarkers-as-a-potential-tool-to-determine-radiation-therapy-response-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Christopher R Deig, Marc S Mendonca, Tim Lautenschlaeger
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, with smoking as the main risk factor. The use of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) as a screening method has shown a 20% lung cancer specific mortality benefit; however, widespread implementation is estimated to add $1.3-$2.0 billion in annual national health care expenditures. Blood-based microRNAs (miRNAs), have been investigated in detail and found to be potentially useful biomarkers indicating the presence of lung cancer, especially when used as a companion test to LDCT...
February 10, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185635/a-review-of-lung-cancer-screening-and-the-role-of-computer-aided-detection
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REVIEW
B Al Mohammad, P C Brennan, C Mello-Thoms
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide; however, early diagnosis of lung cancer leads to higher survival rates. The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) demonstrated that scanning with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) led to a 20% reduction in mortality rate in a high-risk population. This paper covers new developments in screening eligibility criteria and the possible benefits and the harm of screening with CT. To make the screening process more feasible and help reduce the rate of missed lung nodules, computer-aided detection (CAD) has been introduced to assist radiologists in lung nodule detection...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184155/risk-factors-for-fev1-decline-in-mild-copd-and-high-risk-populations
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Shujing Chen, Changhui Wang, Bing Li, Guochao Shi, Huiping Li, Jing Zhang, Yutong Gu, Jian Zhou, Yuanlin Song, Chunxue Bai
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of COPD is often not achieved due to limited recognition and limited access to the pulmonary function test. Our hypothesis was that lung function decline may be different between populations with mild COPD and those who are at high risk and do not receive treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Subjects with mild COPD and those from a high-risk COPD population were recruited from a community-based COPD epidemiological study after obtaining consent...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183438/cardiac-imaging-for-assessing-low-gradient-severe-aortic-stenosis
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REVIEW
Marie-Annick Clavel, Ian G Burwash, Philippe Pibarot
Up to 40% of patients with aortic stenosis (AS) harbor discordant Doppler-echocardiographic findings, the most common of which is the presence of a small aortic valve area (≤1.0 cm(2)) suggesting severe AS, but a low gradient (<40 mm Hg) suggesting nonsevere AS. The purpose of this paper is to present the role of multimodality imaging in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of this challenging entity referred to as low-gradient AS. Doppler-echocardiography is critical to determine the subtype of low-gradient AS: that is, classical low-flow, paradoxical low-flow, or normal-flow...
February 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179230/exposure-to-low-dose-computed-tomography-for-lung-cancer-screening-and-risk-of-cancer-secondary-analysis-of-trial-data-and-risk-benefit-analysis
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Cristiano Rampinelli, Paolo De Marco, Daniela Origgi, Patrick Maisonneuve, Monica Casiraghi, Giulia Veronesi, Lorenzo Spaggiari, Massimo Bellomi
Objective To estimate the cumulative radiation exposure and lifetime attributable risk of cancer incidence associated with lung cancer screening using annual low dose computed tomography (CT).Design Secondary analysis of data from a lung cancer screening trial and risk-benefit analysis.Setting 10 year, non-randomised, single centre, low dose CT, lung cancer screening trial (COSMOS study) which took place in Milan, Italy in 2004-15 (enrolment in 2004-05). Secondary analysis took place in 2015-16.Participants High risk asymptomatic smokers aged 50 and older, who were current or former smokers (≥20 pack years), and had no history of cancer in the previous five years...
February 8, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170300/effect-of-radiation-dose-reduction-and-reconstruction-algorithm-on-image-noise-contrast-resolution-and-detectability-of-subtle-hypoattenuating-liver-lesions-at-multidetector-ct-filtered-back-projection-versus-a-commercial-model-based-iterative-reconstruction
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Justin Solomon, Daniele Marin, Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, Bhavik Patel, Ehsan Samei
Purpose To determine the effect of radiation dose and iterative reconstruction (IR) on noise, contrast, resolution, and observer-based detectability of subtle hypoattenuating liver lesions and to estimate the dose reduction potential of the IR algorithm in question. Materials and Methods This prospective, single-center, HIPAA-compliant study was approved by the institutional review board. A dual-source computed tomography (CT) system was used to reconstruct CT projection data from 21 patients into six radiation dose levels (12...
February 7, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169345/bronchoalveolar-lavage-proteomics-in-patients-with-suspected-lung-cancer
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Ana Sofia Carvalho, Célia Marina Cuco, Carla Lavareda, Francisco Miguel, Mafalda Ventura, Sónia Almeida, Paula Pinto, Tiago Tavares de Abreu, Luís Vaz Rodrigues, Susana Seixas, Cristina Bárbara, Mikel Azkargorta, Felix Elortza, Júlio Semedo, John K Field, Leonor Mota, Rune Matthiesen
Lung cancer configures as one of the deadliest types of cancer. The future implementation of early screening methods such as exhaled breath condensate analysis and low dose computed tomography (CT) as an alternative to current chest imaging based screening will lead to an increased burden on bronchoscopy units. New approaches for improvement of diagnosis in bronchoscopy units, regarding patient management, are likely to have clinical impact in the future. Diagnostic approaches to address mortality of lung cancer include improved early detection and stratification of the cancers according to its prognosis and further response to drug treatment...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169309/correlative-imaging-of-the-murine-hind-limb-vasculature-and-muscle-tissue-by-microct-and-light-microscopy
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Laura Schaad, Ruslan Hlushchuk, Sébastien Barré, Roberto Gianni-Barrera, David Haberthür, Andrea Banfi, Valentin Djonov
A detailed vascular visualization and adequate quantification is essential for the proper assessment of novel angiomodulating strategies. Here, we introduce an ex vivo micro-computed tomography (microCT)-based imaging approach for the 3D visualization of the entire vasculature down to the capillary level and rapid estimation of the vascular volume and vessel size distribution. After perfusion with μAngiofil®, a novel polymerizing contrast agent, low- and high-resolution scans (voxel side length: 2.58-0.66 μm) of the entire vasculature were acquired...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169225/intensity-based-2d-3d-registration-for-lead-localization-in-robot-guided-deep-brain-stimulation
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Stefan Hunsche, Dieter Sauner, Faycal El Majdoub, Clemens Neudorfer, Joerg Poggenborg, Axel Gossmann, Mohammad Maarouf
Intraoperative assessment of lead localization has become a standard procedure during deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery in many centers, allowing immediate verification of targeting accuracy and, if necessary, adjustment of the trajectory. The most suitable imaging modality to determine lead positioning, however, remains controversially discussed. Current approaches entail the implementation of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. In the present study, we adopted the technique of intensity-based 2D 3D registration that is commonly employed in stereotactic radiotherapy and spinal surgery...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168954/lung-cancer-screening-with-low-dose-ct-in-europe-strength-and-weakness-of-diverse-independent-screening-trials
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M Silva, U Pastorino, N Sverzellati
A North American trial reported a significant reduction of lung cancer mortality and overall mortality as a result of annual screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). European trials prospectively tested a variety of possible screening strategies. The main topics of current discussion regarding the optimal screening strategy are pre-test selection of the high-risk population, interval length of LDCT rounds, definition of positive finding, and post-test apportioning of lung cancer risk based on LDCT findings...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168933/incidental-dose-to-pelvic-nodes-in-bladder-only-radiotherapy
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Shirley Lewis, Vedang Murthy, Umesh Mahantshetty, Shyam Kishore Shrivastava
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although there is a strong biological rationale to electively treat the pelvic nodes during bladder preservation, its clinical benefit is uncertain. This may be explained by the incidental dose received by the nodal regions when treating the bladder alone. This study was conducted to investigate the doses received by the different pelvic nodal regions when the bladder alone is treated by standard conformal radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The computed tomography data sets of 20 patients with node-negative muscle-invasive bladder cancer treated in a bladder preservation protocol were studied...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168338/radiation-exposure-to-the-patients-in-thoracic-and-lumbar-spine-fusion-using-a-new-intraoperative-cone-beam-computed-tomography-imaging-technique-a-preliminary-study
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Ludovic Kaminski, V Cordemans, O Cartiaux, M Van Cauter
PURPOSE: The goals of this paper are to assess the ionizing radiation exposure to the patients during thoracic and lumbar spinal fusion using a new intraoperative 3D imaging system and to evaluate the factors that could explain the variability in the observed doses. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed 97 patients who underwent posterior instrumented thoracic and/or lumbar spinal fusion from December 2013 to November 2014. Primary data were the total dose area product (total DAP, Gy cm(2)) and total skin dose (total SD, mGy)...
February 6, 2017: European Spine Journal
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