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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102954/dosimetric-impact-of-lipiodol-in-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-on-liver-after-trans-arterial-chemoembolization
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Daisuke Kawahara, Shuichi Ozawa, Akito Saito, Teiji Nishio, Tomoki Kimura, Tatsuhiko Suzuki, Kazunari Hioki, Takeo Nakashima, Yoshimi Ohno, Yuji Murakami, Yasushi Nagata
PURPOSE: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) combining trans-arterial chemoembolization (TACE) with Lipiodol is expected to improve local control. This study is aimed to estimate the dose enhancement in Lipiodol's proximity and to evaluate the dose calculation accuracy of the Acuros XB (AXB) algorithm and anisotropic analytical algorithm (AAA) in the Eclipse treatment planning system (TPS) (ver. 11, Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, USA), compared with that of the Monte Carlo (MC) calculation (using BEAMnrc/DOSXYZnrc code) for a virtual phantom and a treatment plan for liver SBRT after TACE...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101810/increased-incidence-of-autoimmune-thyroid-disorders-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-a-longitudinal-follow-up-study
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Poupak Fallahi, Silvia Martina Ferrari, Ilaria Ruffilli, Giusy Elia, Mario Miccoli, Andrea Delle Sedie, Lucrezia Riente, Alessandro Antonelli
Contrasting results have been reported about the prevalence of thyroid autoimmunity (AT) and dysfunction (TD) in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). In this study, we pointed to evaluate the incidence of new cases of clinical and subclinical TD in a broad group of patients with PsA versus a control group, matched by age and gender belonging to the same geographic area. PsA patients with TD were excluded firstly, and new cases of thyroid disorders were evaluated in 97 PsA patients and 97 matched controls, who had comparable iodine intake (median follow-up of 74 months in PsA versus 92 in controls)...
January 18, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101490/periodic-granulocyte-count-measuring-is-useful-for-detecting-asymptomatic-agranulocytosis-in-antithyroid-drug-treated-patients-with-graves-disease
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Hirotoshi Nakamura, Akane Ide, Takumi Kudo, Eijun Nishihara, Mitsuru Ito, Akira Miyauchi
OBJECTIVE: Finding agranulocytosis (AG) at an early stage is important to improve outcome, but periodic granulocyte count monitoring is not generally recommended for patients with Graves' disease, because AG develops suddenly. METHOD: At the Kuma Hospital, Graves' patients under antithyroid drug (ATD) treatment in an outpatient clinic have a granulocyte count examination during each visit, and if it is <1,000/μl, a warning is immediately sent to the patient's physician...
December 2016: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100426/ferumoxytol-mra-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-planning-with-renal-insufficiency
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Kimberly Kallianos, Travis S Henry, Yerem Yeghiazarians, Jeffrey Zimmet, Kendrick A Shunk, Elaine E Tseng, Vaikom Mahadevan, Michael D Hope
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the test of choice for pre-procedure imaging of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) candidates. The iodinated contrast required, however, increases the risk of renal dysfunction in patients with pre-existing renal failure. Ferumoxytol is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent that can be used with renal failure. Its long vascular resonance time allows gated MRA sequences that approach CTA in image quality. We present respiratory and cardiac gated MRA enabled by ferumoxytol that can be post-processed in an analogous fashion to CTA...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099584/iodine-131-treatment-of-thyroid-cancer-cells-leads-to-suppression-of-cell-proliferation-followed-by-induction-of-cell-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest-by-regulation-of-b-cell-translocation-gene-2-mediated-jnk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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L M Zhao, A X Pang
Iodine-131 (131I) is widely used for the treatment of thyroid-related diseases. This study aimed to investigate the expression of p53 and BTG2 genes following 131I therapy in thyroid cancer cell line SW579 and the possible underlying mechanism. SW579 human thyroid squamous carcinoma cells were cultured and treated with 131I. They were then assessed for 131I uptake, cell viability, apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, p53 expression, and BTG2 gene expression. SW579 cells were transfected with BTG2 siRNA, p53 siRNA and siNC and were then examined for the same aforementioned parameters...
January 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099007/pyridinium-boranephosphonate-modified-dna-oligonucleotides
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Subhadeep Roy, Sibasish Paul, Mithun Roy, Rajen Kundu, Luca Monfregola, Marvin H Caruthers
The synthesis of previously unknown derivatives of boranephosphonate that contain amine substitutions at boron and the incorporation of these derivatives into the backbone of DNA oligonucleotides is described. These derivatives result from iodine-mediated replacement of one BH3 hydride of a boranephosphonate linkage by pyridine, various substituted pyridines, other aromatic amines, and certain unsaturated amines. Oligonucleotides containing these backbone modifications show enhanced uptake, relative to unmodified DNA, in mammalian cells...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098311/transition-metal-free-direct-trifluoromethylthiolation-of-indoles-using-trifluoromethanesulfonyl-chloride-in-the-presence-of-triphenylphosphine
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Kui Lu, Zhijie Deng, Ming Li, Tianjiao Li, Xia Zhao
A novel triphenylphosphine-mediated direct trifluoromethylthiolation of indole derivatives using trifluoromethanesulfonyl chloride as the SCF3 source was developed. Sodium iodide facilitated this transformation by generating iodine in situ which was found to accelerate this transformation. The use of a transition metal-free protocol, readily available reagents, and mild reaction conditions allowed this protocol to be easily scaled up.
January 18, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098056/follow-up-of-multicentric-hcc-according-to-the-mrecist-criteria-role-of-320-row-ct-with-semi-automatic-3d-analysis-software-for-evaluating-the-response-to-systemic-therapy
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M Telegrafo, G Dilorenzo, G Di Giovanni, I Cornacchia, A A Stabile Ianora, I Cornacchia, A A Stabile Ianora, G Angelelli, M Moschetta
AIM: To evaluate the role of 320-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) with 3D analysis software in follow up of patients affected by multicentric hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with systemic therapy by using modified response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (mRECIST). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 38 patients affected by multicentric HCC underwent MDCT. All exams were performed before and after iodinate contrast material intravenous injection by using a 320-detection row CT device...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098046/monitoring-the-effects-of-iodine-prophylaxis-in-the-adult-population-of-southern-italy-with-deficient-and-sufficient-iodine-intake-levels-a-cross-sectional-epidemiological-study
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Daniela Bonofiglio, Stefania Catalano, Anna Perri, Marta Santoro, Lorenza Siciliano, Danilo Lofaro, Massimiliano Gallo, Stefania Marsico, Rosalinda Bruno, Cinzia Giordano, Ines Barone, Sebastiano Andò
I prophylaxis is the most effective strategy to eradicate I deficiency disorders, but it has been shown to affect the thyroid disease pattern. In this study, we assessed the frequency of thyroid disorders in an adult population living in two areas of southern Italy after implementing I prophylaxis. To this aim, a cross-sectional, population-based study including 489 subjects from an I-deficient rural and an I-sufficient urban area of southern Italy was conducted. Thyroid ultrasound was performed on all participants, and urine and blood samples were collected from each subject...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097787/a-ternary-solvent-method-for-large-sized-two-dimensional-perovskites
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Junnian Chen, Lin Gan, Fuwei Zhuge, Huiqiao Li, Jizhong Song, Haibo Zeng, Tianyou Zhai
Recent reports demonstrate that a two-dimensional (2D) structural characteristic can endow perovskites with both remarkable photoelectric conversion efficiency and high stability, but the synthesis of ultrathin 2D perovskites with large sizes by facile solution methods is still a challenge. Reported herein is the controlled growth of 2D (C4 H9 NH3 )2 PbBr4 perovskites by a chlorobenzene-dimethylformide-acetonitrile ternary solvent method. The critical factors, including solvent volume ratio, crystallization temperature, and solvent polarity on the growth dynamics were systematically studied...
January 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097476/impact-of-an-exercise-training-program-on-cardiac-neuronal-function-in-heart-failure-patients-on-optimal-medical-therapy-a-randomized-iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine-scintigraphy-study
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Torstein Valborgland, Kjetil Isaksen, Peter Scott Munk, Zbigniew Piotr Grabowski, Alf Inge Larsen
BACKGROUND: The syndrome of heart failure (HF) is characterized by left ventricular dysfunction and a compensatory chronic over activation of the sympathetic nervous system. We wanted to investigate if the beneficial effects of exercise training (ET) in HF patients on optimal medical therapy (OMT) are associated with alterations in cardiac sympathetic activity. METHODS: Cardiac sympathetic activity was evaluated at baseline and after 12 weeks using metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy in 23 patients with stable HF participating in the SmartEx trial...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095037/non-invasive-follicular-tumor-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-niftp-not-a-tempest-in-a-teapot
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Nidhi Agrawal, Collette E Abbott, Cheng Liu, Stella Kang, Laura Tipton, Kepal Patel, Mark Persky, Lizabeth King, Fang-Ming Deng, Michael Bannan, Jennifer B Ogilvie, Keith Heller, Steven P Hodak
BACKGROUND: Encapsulated non-invasive follicular variant papillary thyroid cancer (ENIFVPTC) has recently been re-termed noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP). This designation specifically omits the word "cancer" to encourage conservative management since patients with NIFTP tumors have been shown to derive no benefit from completion thyroidectomy or adjuvant radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy. METHODS: IRB approved retrospective study of consecutive cases of tumors from 2007 to 2015 that met pathologic criteria for NIFTP...
January 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094412/ultrasound-guided-approach-to-the-cervical-articular-process-joints-in-horses-a-validation-of-the-technique-in-cadavers
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Jessica Purefoy Johnson, John David Stack, Conor Rowan, Ian Handel, John Mark O'Leary
OBJECTIVES: To compare accuracy of the ultrasound-guided craniodorsal (CrD) approach with the dorsal (D) approach to the cervical articular process joints, and to evaluate the effect of transducer, needle gauge, and operator experience. METHODS: Cervical articular process joints from 14 cadaveric neck specimens were injected using either a D or CrD approach, a linear (13 MHx) or microconvex transducer (10 MHz), and an 18 or 20 gauge needle, by an experienced or inexperienced operator...
January 17, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094394/complete-ultrafast-charge-carrier-dynamics-in-photo-excited-all-inorganic-perovskite-nanocrystals-cspbx3
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Navendu Mondal, Anunay Samanta
Understanding the nature and dynamics of the photo-induced transients of all-inorganic perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) is key to their exploitation in potential applications. In order to determine the nature of charge carriers, their deactivation pathways and dynamics, the photo-induced transients of CsPbBr3, CsPbBr2I, CsPbBr1.5I1.5 and CsPbI3 NCs are spectrally and temporally characterized employing a combination of femtosecond transient absorption (TA) and photoluminescence (PL) up-conversion techniques and global analysis of the data...
January 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094301/the-occurrence-rate-of-acute-onset-postoperative-endophthalmitis-after-cataract-surgery-in-chinese-small-and-medium-scale-departments-of-ophthalmology
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Yanan Zhu, Xinyi Chen, Peiqing Chen, Jianjun Wu, Huixia Hua, Ke Yao
Endophthalmitis can be a devastating complication after cataract surgery. Therefore, this study sought to better understand the occurrence rate of acute-onset postoperative endophthalmitis after cataract surgery in Chinese small and medium-scale departments of ophthalmology, as well as identify its risk factors and assess the treatment options. This investigation revealed 52 postoperative endophthalmitis cases in 46,185 operations at 30 hospitals from 2011 to 2013, at an occurrence rate of 0.11%. A small cataract surgery volume of less than 500 cases per year (OR 2...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094224/synthesis-of-pharmacologically-important-naphthoquinones-and-anticancer-activity-of-2-benzyllawsone-through-dna-topoisomerase-ii-inhibition
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Balagani Sathish Kumar, Kusumoori Ravi, Amit Kumar Verma, Kaneez Fatima, Mohammad Hasanain, Arjun Singh, Jayanta Sarkar, Suaib Luqman, Debabrata Chanda, Arvind S Negi
Naphthoquinones are naturally occurring biologically active entities. Practical de novo syntheses of three naphthoquinones i.e. lawsone (1), lapachol (2), and β-lapachone (3b) have been achieved from commercially available starting materials. The conversion of lapachol (2) to β-lapachone (3b) was achieved through p-TSA/Iodine/BF3-etherate mediated regioselective cyclisation. Further, 2-alkyl and 2-benzyllawsone derivatives have been prepared as possible anticancer agents. Four derivatives exhibited significant anticancer activity and the best analogue i...
December 28, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093880/peg-induced-synthesis-of-coordination-polymers-isomers-with-tunable-architectures-and-capture-of-iodine
#17
Zhigang Xie, Lei Wang, Sisi Zhao, Xiaohua Zheng, Li Chen
Controllable synthesis of coordination polymers (CPs) Isomers and reveal the corresponding relationship of structures and properties remains an enormous challenge. Three new supramolecular isomers have been synthesized by tuning the poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) content in the feed. Those supramolecular isomers have the same framework formula of [Cu2I2(tppe)] and different architectures from the classical 2D stacking framework, to 3D entangled system with the co-existence of interpenetration and polycatenation, and 3D topological framework...
January 16, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092496/the-effect-of-contrast-material-on-radiation-dose-at-ct-part-i-incorporation-of-contrast-material-dynamics-in-anthropomorphic-phantoms
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Pooyan Sahbaee, W Paul Segars, Daniele Marin, Rendon C Nelson, Ehsan Samei
Purpose To develop a method to incorporate the propagation of contrast material into computational anthropomorphic phantoms for estimation of organ dose at computed tomography (CT). Materials and Methods A patient-specific physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model of the human cardiovascular system was incorporated into 58 extended cardiac-torso (XCAT) patient phantoms. The PBPK model comprised compartmental models of vessels and organs unique to each XCAT model. For typical injection protocols, the dynamics of the contrast material in the body were described according to a series of patient-specific iodine mass-balance differential equations, the solutions to which provided the contrast material concentration time curves for each compartment...
January 13, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091793/attenuation-based-kv-pair-selection-in-dual-source-dual-energy-computed-tomography-angiography-of-the-chest-impact-on-radiation-dose-and-image-quality
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Rahul D Renapurkar, Andrew Primak, Joseph Azok, Jason Lempel, Yasmeen Tandon, Jennifer Bullen, Frank Dong, Wadih Karim, Ruffin Graham
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of attenuation-based kilovoltage (kV) pair selection in dual source dual energy (DSDE)-pulmonary embolism (PE) protocol examinations on radiation dose savings and image quality. METHODS: A prospective study was carried out on 118 patients with suspected PE. In patients in whom attenuation-based kV pair selection selected the 80/140Sn kV pair, the pre-scan 100/140Sn CTDIvol (computed tomography dose index volume) values were compared with the pre-scan 80/140Sn CTDIvol values...
January 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091536/simple-efficient-and-controllable-synthesis-of-iodo-di-iodoarenes-via-ipsoiododecarboxylation-consecutive-iodination-strategy
#20
Yun Yang, Lijuan Zhang, Guo-Jun Deng, Hang Gong
A practical, efficient, and operationally simple strategy for the ipsoiododecarboxylation and di-iodination of aromatic carboxylic acids using the low-cost commercial reagent succinimide (NIS) as iodine source is reported. This iodination or di-iodination process can be easily controlled through reaction conditions, thereby providing corresponding iodination or di-iodination products with high yields. Furthermore, these two reactions can be easily scaled up to gram-scale by using palladium catalyst (0.66 mol%), which provides high isolated yield...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
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