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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081195/assessment-of-volumetric-versus-manual-measurement-in-disseminated-testicular-cancer-no-difference-in-assessment-between-non-radiologists-and-genitourinary-radiologist
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Çiğdem Öztürk, Ton Velleman, Alphons H H Bongaerts, L M Bergman, Robert J van Ginkel, Jourik A Gietema, Harald J Hoekstra
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and reproducibility of semi-automatic volumetric measurement of retroperitoneal lymph node metastases in testicular cancer (TC) patients treated with chemotherapy versus the standardized manual measurements based on RECIST criteria. METHODS: 21 TC patients with retroperitoneal lymph node metastases of testicular cancer were studied with a CT scan of chest and abdomen before and after cisplatin based chemotherapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051295/long-term-immobilization-of-technetium-via-bioremediation-with-slow-release-substrates
#2
Laura Newsome, Adrian Cleary, Katherine Morris, Jonathan R Lloyd
Radionuclides are present in groundwater at contaminated nuclear facilities with technetium-99 one of the most mobile radionuclides encountered. In situ bioremediation via the generation of microbially-reducing conditions has the potential to remove aqueous and mobile Tc(VII) from groundwater as insoluble Tc(IV). However, questions remain regarding the optimal methods of biostimulation and the stability of reduced Tc(IV) phases under oxic conditions. Here, we selected a range of slow-release electron donor / chemical reduction based substrates available for contaminated land treatment, and assessed their potential to stimulate the formation of recalcitrant Tc(IV) biominerals under conditions relevant to radioactively contaminated land...
January 4, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050236/hepatitis-c-eradication-with-sofosbuvir-leads-to-significant-metabolic-changes
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Amilcar L Morales, Zachary Junga, Manish B Singla, Maria Sjogren, Dawn Torres
AIM: To assess the effect of sofosbuvir (SOF) based regimens on glycemic and lipid control. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients treated and cured with a SOF regimen [SOF/ribavirin/interferon, SOF/simeprevir, or SOF/ledipasvir (LDV) ± ribavirin] from January 2014 to March 2015. Patients with hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) and lipid panels within six months before and six months after therapy were identified and included in our study...
December 18, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026187/structure-and-thermochemistry-of-perrhenate-sodalite-and-mixed-guest-perrhenate-pertechnetate-sodalite
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Eric M Pierce, Kristina Lilova, David M Missimer, Wayne W Lukens, Lili Wu, Jeffrey Fitts, Claudia Rawn, Ashfia Huq, Donovan N Leonard, Jeremy R Eskelsen, Brian F Woodfield, Carol M Jantzen, Alexandra Navrotsky
Treatment and immobilization of technetium-99 ((99)Tc) contained in reprocessed nuclear waste and present in contaminated subsurface systems represents a major environmental challenge. One potential approach to managing this highly mobile and long-lived radionuclide is immobilization into micro- and meso-porous crystalline solids, specifically sodalite. We synthesized and characterized the structure of perrhenate sodalite, Na8[AlSiO4]6(ReO4)2, and the structure of a mixed guest perrhenate/pertechnetate sodalite, Na8[AlSiO4]6(ReO4)2-x(TcO4)x...
December 27, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994687/clinical-meaning-of-hot-uptake-on-bone-scan-in-symptomatic-accessory-navicular-bones
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Ari Chong, Jung-Min Ha, Jun-Young Lee
INTRODUCTION: We analyzed clinical factors related to uptake on a Tc-99 m HDP bone scan of the accessory navicular (AN). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients who had been examined by an orthopedic surgeon and underwent bone scan due to suspected symptomatic AN. A three-point grading system was used to evaluate uptake on bone scan. Relationships between grade, symptoms, age, gender, symptom duration, and bone size were analyzed. RESULTS: In total, 73 ANs (30 asymptomatic, 43 symptomatic) were enrolled...
December 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983526/pri-mir-34b-c-rs4938723-polymorphism-increased-the-risk-of-prostate-cancer
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Mohammad Hashemi, Hiva Danesh, Fatemeh Bizhani, Bahzad Narouie, Mehdi Sotoudeh, Akbar Nouralizadeh, Farzaneh Sharifiaghdas, Gholamreza Bahari, Mohsen Taheri
The association studies between miR-34b/c rs4938723 polymorphism and cancer risk showed conflicting results. This study aimed to assess the impact of rs4938723 polymorphism on prostate cancer risk. This case-control study was done on 151 prostate cancer (PCa) patients and 152 benign prostate hyperplasia to examine whether rs4938723 polymorphism in the promoter of pri-miR-34b/c was linked to the carcinogenesis of PCa in a sample of Iranian population. Genotyping of Pri-miR-34 b/c rs4938723 polymorphism was performed by using polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method...
December 9, 2016: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976632/evaluation-of-99-m-tc-labeled-psma-spect-ct-imaging-in-prostate-cancer-patients-who-have-undergone-biochemical-relapse
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Heng-Chuan Su, Yao Zhu, Guo-Wen Ling, Si-Long Hu, Xiao-Ping Xu, Bo Dai, Ding-Wei Ye
Using conventional imaging modalities, it is difficult to detect recurrent lesions in prostate cancer patients who have undergone biochemical relapse, especially in patients with low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. We retrospectively reviewed the files of fifty patients with histopathologically confirmed prostate cancer who underwent [99]m Tc-labeled prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and bone scan within a 30-day period...
December 13, 2016: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939152/whole-genome-characterization-of-a-peruvian-alpaca-rotavirus-isolate-expressing-a-novel-vp4-genotype
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Miguel Rojas, Jorge Luiz S Gonçalves, Helver G Dias, Alberto Manchego, Danilo Pezo, Norma Santos
The SA44 isolate of Rotavirus A (RVA) was identified from a neonatal Peruvian alpaca presenting with diarrhea, and the full-length genome sequence of the isolate (designated RVA/Alpaca-tc/PER/SA44/2014/G3P[40]) was determined. Phylogenetic analyses showed that the isolate possessed the genotype constellation G3-P[40]-I8-R3-C3-M3-A9-N3-T3-E3-H6, which differs considerably from those of RVA strains isolated from other species of the order Artiodactyla. Overall, the genetic constellation of the SA44 strain was quite similar to those of RVA strains isolated from a bat in Asia (MSLH14 and MYAS33)...
November 30, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934274/incorporation-of-technetium-into-spinel-ferrites
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Wayne W Lukens, Nicola Magnani, Tolek Tyliszczak, Carolyn I Pearce, David K Shuh
Technetium ((99)Tc) is a problematic fission product for the long-term disposal of nuclear waste due to its long half-life, high fission yield, and to the environmental mobility of pertechnetate, the stable species in aerobic environments. One approach to preventing (99)Tc contamination is using sufficiently durable waste forms. We report the incorporation of technetium into a family of synthetic spinel ferrites that have environmentally durable natural analogs. A combination of X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy, and chemical analysis reveals that Tc(IV) replaces Fe(III) in octahedral sites and illustrates how the resulting charge mismatch is balanced...
December 6, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934099/correction-to-liquid-scintillation-counting-methodology-for-99-tc-analysis-a-remedy-for-radiopharmaceutical-waste
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Mumtaz Khan, Wooyong Um
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908622/biomonitoring-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-pops-in-child-populations-living-near-contaminated-sites-in-mexico
#11
R Flores-Ramírez, F J Pérez-Vázquez, M Rodríguez-Aguilar, S E Medellín-Garibay, E Van Brussel, A C Cubillas-Tejeda, L Carrizales-Yáñez, F Díaz-Barriga
The aim of this study was to conduct a POP biomonitoring programme for children in high-risk areas. We evaluated 247 serum samples from children between the ages of 6 and 12years old from two zones in Mexico: (1) indigenous zones, which included Cuatlamayan (CUA), Tocoy (TOC), and Santa Maria Picula (SAM); and (2) industrial zones, which included Tercera Chica (TC), Industrial San Luis (IND) and Rincon de San Jose (SJR); Mundo Nuevo (MN); and Alpuyeca (ALP). Our results showed that α-endosulfan was similar to CUA, TOC, SAM, TC and MN (178...
February 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895949/primary-ewing-s-sarcoma-of-the-spine-in-a-two-year-old-boy
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Ali J Electricwala, Jaffer T Electricwala
Ewing's Sarcoma (ES) is a highly malignant bone tumour. It may involve any part of the skeleton but the most frequent parts are the ilium and diaphysis of femur and tibia (Alfeeli et al., 2005; Zhu et al., 2012). Primary ES of the spine is extremely rare (Yan et al., 2011). It accounts for only 3.5 to 14.9 percent of all primary bone sarcomas. The age of presentation ranges from 12 to 24 years (median 21 years) (Ferguson, 1999; Sharafuddin et al., 1992; Klimo Jr. et al., 2009). We report an unusual case of primary ES of the spine in a two-year-old boy, who presented to us with paraparesis and features of cauda equina syndrome...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890514/effectiveness-of-radiolabelled-somatostatin-analogues-90-y-dotatoc-and-177-lu-dotatate-in-patients-with-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-a-single-centre-experience-in-mexico
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S S Medina-Ornelas, F O García-Pérez
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of therapy with the radiolabelled somatostatin analogues, (90)Y-DOTATOC and (177)Lu-DOTATATE, in the treatment of metastatic neuroendocrine tumours with progression to first-line treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A study was conducted on 30 patients diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumours (gastroenteropancreatic, bronchopulmonary, MEN2A, MEN2B, phaeochromocytoma, and paraganglioma) with metastatic disease diagnosed by the pathology department, with progression to first-line treatment, and recruited from December 2014 to February 2016...
November 24, 2016: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886674/pri-mir-34b-c-rs4938723-polymorphism-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Mohammad Hashemi, Gholamreza Bahari, Majid Naderi, Simin Sadeghi-Bojd, Mohsen Taheri
MicroRNAs (miRNAs), small noncoding regulatory RNAs, are key regulators of gene expression. The impact of Pri-miR-34b/c rs4938723 variant on development of various cancers is still controversial. In the present study, we examined whether a rs4938723 variant located at the promoter region of Pri-miR-34b/c is associated with childhood ALL. A total of 110 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and 120 healthy children were recruited to participate in this study. The rs4938723 variant was genotyped by polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method...
November 2016: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882096/association-between-clusterin-gene-polymorphism-rs11136000-and-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-susceptibility-a-review-and-meta-analysis-of-case-control-studies
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Wenjin Du, Jiping Tan, Wei Xu, Jinwen Chen, Luning Wang
The present study aimed to evaluate the association between rs11136000 in clusterin (CLU) and late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD) by meta-analysis. Several databases including PubMed, EMbase, CBMdisc and CMCC were searched for relevant case-control studies based on defined selection criteria. Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) of the rs11136000 genotype and allele distribution were analyzed with RevMan and Stata software. The control population and heterogeneity between populations were examined in the selected studies using the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876284/calculation-of-tumour-and-normal-tissue-biological-effective-dose-in-90-y-liver-radioembolization-with-different-dosimetric-methods
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Elena Gallio, Elisa Richetta, Monica Finessi, Michele Stasi, Riccardo Emanuele Pellerito, Gianni Bisi, Roberto Ropolo
PURPOSE: Radioembolization with (90)Y microspheres is an effective treatment for unresectable liver tumours. Two types of microspheres are available: resin (SIR-Spheres®) and glass (Theraspheres®). The aim of this study is to compare biological effective dose (BED) values obtained with three different dosimetric methods. METHODS: 29 HCC patients were included in this study: 15 were treated with resin(mean injected activity 1.5GBq, range 0.8-2.7GBq) and 14 with glass microspheres (2...
December 2016: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874119/-99m-tc-conjugated-manganese-based-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-spect-ph-responsive-mri-and-anti-cancer-drug-delivery
#17
Hongbo Gao, Xiaohang Liu, Wei Tang, Dechao Niu, Bingni Zhou, Hua Zhang, Wei Liu, Bingxin Gu, Xiaobao Zhou, Yingying Zheng, Yiyun Sun, Xiaobo Jia, Liangping Zhou
In recent decades, hybrid imaging techniques that exploit the advantages of multiple imaging technologies have aroused extensive attention due to the deficiencies of single imaging modes. Along with the development of single photon emission computed tomography-magnetic resonance imaging (SPECT-MRI), it is currently necessary to develop a series of dual probes that can combine the outstanding sensitivity of SPECT with the high spatial resolution of MRI. Herein, the commonly used technetium-99 ((99m)Tc) was labelled on the surface of manganese oxide-based mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MnOx-MSNs) for use in SPECT-MRI dual-modal imaging...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862213/synthesis-and-preliminary-biological-evaluation-of-a-99m-tc-chlorambucil-derivative-as-a-potential-tumor-imaging-agent
#18
Jianguo Lin, Ling Qiu, Gaochao Lv, Ke Li, Wei Wang, Guiqing Liu, Xueyu Zhao, Shanshan Wang
Technetium-99m-based radiopharmaceuticals have been used widely as diagnostic agents in the nuclear medicine. Chlorambucil (CLB) as one typical alkylating drug exhibits excellent inhibition effects against many human malignancies. To develop and explore a novel potential imaging agent for early diagnosis of tumors, tricarbonyl technetium-99m and rhenium complexes on the basis of the tridentate ligand dipicolylamine (DPA) bound to the chlorambucil pharmacophore were designed and synthesized: (99m) Tc-DPA-CLB (3) and Re-DPA-CLB (4)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846041/factors-affecting-the-sensitivity-of-tc-99m-methoxyisobutylisonitrile-dual-phase-parathyroid-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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Mine Araz, Derya Çayir, Mehmet Erdoğan, Bekir Uçan, Erman Çakal
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of thyroid diseases and regularly used medications on the sensitivity of Tc-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile (MIBI) dual-phase parathyroid single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and to define indicatives of the result of the study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Overall, 218 primary hyperparathyroidism patients (190 women, 28 men, mean age: 57±14 years) with thyroid-parathyroid ultrasonography and Tc-99m MIBI dual-phase parathyroid SPECT were retrospectively enrolled...
November 11, 2016: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837548/left-ventricular-function-assessment-using-123-i-99m-tc-dual-isotope-acquisition-with-two-semi-conductor-cadmium-zinc-telluride-czt-cameras-a-gated-cardiac-phantom-study
#20
Tanguy Blaire, Alban Bailliez, Fayçal Ben Bouallegue, Dimitri Bellevre, Denis Agostini, Alain Manrique
BACKGROUND: The impact of increased energy resolution of cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) cameras on the assessment of left ventricular function under dual-isotope conditions ((99m)Tc and (123)I) remains unknown. The Amsterdam-gated dynamic cardiac phantom (AGATE, Vanderwilt techniques, Boxtel, The Netherlands) was successively filled with a solution of (123)I alone, (99m)Tc alone, and a mixture of (123)I and (99m)Tc. A total of 12 datasets was acquired with each commercially available CZT camera (DNM 530c, GE Healthcare and DSPECT, Biosensors International) using both energy windows ((99m)Tc or (123)I) with ejection fraction set to 33, 45, and 60 %...
December 2016: EJNMMI Physics
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