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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827924/effect-of-long-term-yoga-practice-on-psychological-outcomes-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Ram R Amritanshu, Raghavendra Mohan Rao, Raghuram Nagaratna, Vidya Harini Veldore, Mr Usha Usha Rani, Kodaganur S Gopinath, B S Ajaikumar
AIM: Breast cancer has become a pandemic with an ever-increasing incidence. Although better diagnostics and treatment modalities have reduced mortality, a large number of survivors face cancer and treatment-related long-term symptoms. Many survivors are taking up yoga for improving the quality of life (QoL). The present study attempts to evaluate predictors of psychological states in breast cancer survivors with long-term yoga experience. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control study recruited early breast cancer survivors, 30-65 years, completing treatment > 6 months before recruitment, and grouped them based on prior yoga experience (BCY, n = 27) or naïve (BCN, n = 25)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820837/non-contrast-mr-lymphography-for-evaluation-of-lymph-node-transfer-for-secondary-upper-limb-lymphedema
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Lionel Arrivé, Sarah Derhy, Chrif Dlimi, Sanaa El Mouhadi, Laurence Monnier-Cholley, Corinne Becker
BACKGROUND: Our purpose was to evaluate the results of axillary lymph node transplantation (LNT) with non-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) lymphography in 15 patients with secondary upper limb lymphedema. METHODS: Fifteen female patients with lymphedema following breast cancer treatment underwent LNT. Non-contrast MR lymphography was obtained with a free-breathing 3D fast spin-echo sequence. Images analysis criteria included: (A) before surgery: a) severity of lymphedema graded as absent, mild, moderate, and severe; b) involvement of the muscular compartment; c) distal dilated lymphatic vessels; (B) after surgery: a) visualization of site of transplantation; b) visualization of transplanted lymph nodes; c) severity of lymphedema with regard to pretransplantation severity (i...
August 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816987/analysis-of-background-parenchymal-echogenicity-on-breast-ultrasound-correlation-with-mammographic-breast-density-and-background-parenchymal-enhancement-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Kyung Hee Ko, Hae Kyoung Jung, Inwha Kim
The purpose of this study was to analyze the background parenchymal echotexture (BP echo) on breast ultrasound in detail and to evaluate the relation BP echo with menopausal status. In addition, we correlated BP echo with mammographic breast density (MGD) and background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).The institutional review board of our hospital approved this retrospective study, and the requirement of informed consent was waived. We studied 138 women (mean age 51.6 years, range from 26 to 79 years) with newly diagnosed invasive breast cancer, who had performed preoperative mammography, ultrasound, and MR from June 2013 to June 2015...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802529/breast-lesions-diagnosis-using-diffusion-weighted-imaging-at-1-5t-and-3-0t-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Run-Yang Shi, Qiu-Ying Yao, Lian-Ming Wu, Jian-Rong Xu
INTRODUCTION: We compared the diagnostic performance of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) acquired with 1.5T and 3.0T magnetic resonance (MR) units in differentiating malignant breast lesions from benign ones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive search of the PubMed and Embase databases was performed for studies reported from January 1, 2000 to February 19, 2016. The quality of the included studies was assessed. Statistical analysis included pooling of diagnostic sensitivity and specificity and assessing data inhomogeneity and publication bias...
July 5, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800758/validation-of-verbal-autopsy-determination-of-cause-of-deaths-in-malaysia-2013
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Shubash Shander Ganapathy, Yi Yi Khoo, Mohd Omar Azahadi, Mohamad Anuar Mohamad Fuad, Chandrika Jeevananthan, Chalapati Rao
BACKGROUND: Mortality statistics by age, sex and cause are the foundation of basic health data required for health status assessment, epidemiological research and formation of health policy. Close to half the deaths in Malaysia occur outside a health facility, are not attended by medical personnel, and are given a lay opinion as to the cause of death, leading to poor quality of data from vital registration. Verbal autopsy (VA) is a very useful tool in diagnosing broad causes of deaths for events that occur outside health facilities...
August 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790147/hepatocyte-specific-deletion-of-egfr-in-mice-reduces-hepatic-abcg2-transport-activity-measured-with-11-c-erlotinib-and-positron-emission-tomography
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Alexander Traxl, Karin Komposch, Elisabeth Glitzner, Thomas Wanek, Severin Mairinger, Oliver Langer, Maria Sibilia
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) regulates cellular expression levels of breast cancer resistance protein (humans: ABCG2, rodents: Abcg2) via its downstream signaling pathways. Drugs that inhibit EGFR signaling (e.g. tyrosine kinase inhibitors, antibodies) may lead to ABCG2-mediated drug-drug interactions (DDIs) by changing disposition of concomitantly administered ABCG2 substrate drugs. In this study we used positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to compare disposition of the model Abcg2 substrate [(11)C]erlotinib in a mouse model of hepatocyte-specific deletion of EGFR (EGFR(Δhep) mice, n = 5) with EGFR(fl/fl) control mice (n = 6), which have normal EGFR expression levels in all tissues...
August 8, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781881/early-health-technology-assessment-of-magnetic-resonance-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Floortje M Knuttel, Sèvrin E M Huijsse, Talitha L Feenstra, Chrit T W Moonen, Maurice A A J van den Bosch, Erik Buskens, Marcel J W Greuter, Geertruida H de Bock
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) ablation is in development for minimally invasive treatment of breast cancer. Cost-effectiveness has not been assessed yet. An early health technology assessment was performed to estimate costs of MR-HIFU ablation, compared to breast conserving treatment (BCT). METHODS: An MR-HIFU treatment model using the dedicated MR-HIFU breast system (Sonalleve, Philips Healthcare) was developed...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780840/-diagnostic-value-of-quantitative-pharmacokinetic-parameters-and-relative-quantitative-pharmacokinetic-parameters-in-breast-lesions-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri
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T T Sun, W H Liu, Y Q Zhang, L H Li, R Wang, Y Y Ye
Objective: To explore the differential between the value of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI quantitative pharmacokinetic parameters and relative pharmacokinetic quantitative parameters in breast lesions. Methods: Retrospective analysis of 255 patients(262 breast lesions) who was obtained by clinical palpation , ultrasound or full-field digital mammography , and then all lessions were pathologically confirmed in Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University from May 2012 to May 2016. A 3.0 T MRI scanner was used to obtain the quantitative MR pharmacokinetic parameters: volume transfer constant (K(trans)), exchange rate constant (k(ep))and extravascular extracellular volume fraction (V(e))...
August 1, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747131/association-of-preoperative-breast-mri-features-with-locoregional-recurrence-after-breast-conservation-therapy
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Min Sun Bae, Jung Min Chang, Nariya Cho, Wonshik Han, Han Suk Ryu, Woo Kyung Moon
Background Locoregional recurrence (LRR) following breast conservation therapy (BCT) is associated with an increased risk of distant metastasis and death in patients with breast cancer. Purpose To investigate whether preoperative breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features are associated with the risk of LRR in patients undergoing BCT. Material and Methods A total of 3781 women with primary invasive breast cancer underwent preoperative MRI and BCT between 2003 and 2013. Forty-eight patients who developed LRR comprised the LRR cohort and one-to-one matching (age, tumor stage, grade, and axillary nodal status) of each patient to a control participant was performed in patients who did not develop recurrence...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737968/pattern-of-tumor-shrinkage-during-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-is-associated-with-prognosis-in-low-grade-luminal-early-breast-cancer
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Ippei Fukada, Kazuhiro Araki, Kokoro Kobayashi, Tomoko Shibayama, Shunji Takahashi, Naoya Gomi, Yumi Kokubu, Katsunori Oikado, Rie Horii, Futoshi Akiyama, Takuji Iwase, Shinji Ohno, Kiyohiko Hatake, Naohiro Sata, Yoshinori Ito
Purpose To evaluate the association between tumor shrinkage patterns shown with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging during neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and prognosis in patients with low-grade luminal breast cancer. Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board and informed consent was obtained from all subjects. The low-grade luminal breast cancer was defined as hormone receptor-positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative with nuclear grades 1 or 2...
July 24, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727573/diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging-in-prediction-of-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Xue-Ying Hu, Ying Li, Guan-Qiao Jin, Shao-Lv Lai, Xiang-Yang Huang, Dan-Ke Su
This study aims to evaluate the potential of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) derived from diffusion-weighted MR imaging for predicting the treatment response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in patients with breast cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed prior to NACT and after two cycles of NACT. The correlation between mean ADCpre values, mean ADCpost values, changes in ADC values and changes in tumor diameters after NACT was examined using Spearman rank correlation. A total of 164 breast cancers were enrolled in this study...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725587/multi-parametric-mri-imaging-of-the-prostate-implications-for-focal-therapy
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REVIEW
James S Wysock, Herbert Lepor
The primary goal of a focal therapy treatment paradigm is to achieve cancer control through targeted tissue destruction while simultaneously limiting deleterious effects on peri-prostatic structures. Focal therapy approaches are employed in several oncologic treatment protocols, and have been shown to provide equivalent cancer control for malignancies such as breast cancer and renal cell carcinoma. Efforts to develop a focal therapy approach for prostate cancer have been challenged by several concepts including the multifocal nature of the disease and limited capability of prostate ultrasound and systematic biopsy to reliably localize the site(s) and aggressiveness of disease...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723286/association-between-computer-aided-diagnosis-measured-peak-enhancement-and-washout-component-at-preoperative-mr-imaging-and-operable-hormone-receptor-positive-breast-cancer
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714565/mri-compatible-breast-rib-phantom-for-evaluating-ultrasonic-thermal-exposures
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Georgios Menikou, Marinos Yiannakou, Christos Yiallouras, Cleanthis Ioannides, Christakis Damianou
INTRODUCTION: The target of this study was the development of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatible breast phantom for focused ultrasound which includes plastic (ABS) ribs. The objective of the current study was the evaluation of a focused ultrasound procedure using the proposed phantom that eliminates rib heating. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The proposed phantom was evaluated using two different focused ultrasound exposures. The surrounding breast tissue was mimicked using an agar-silica-evaporation milk gel (2% w/v - 2% w/v - 40% v/v)...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712700/radiomic-analysis-of-dce-mri-for-prediction-of-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Ming Fan, Guolin Wu, Hu Cheng, Juan Zhang, Guoliang Shao, Lihua Li
OBJECTIVES: To enhance the accurate prediction of the response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in breast cancer patients by using a quantitative analysis of dynamic enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A dataset of 57 cancer patients with breast DCE-MR images acquired before NAC was used. Among them, 47 patients were Responders, and 10 patients were non-Responders based on the RECIST criteria. The breast regions were segmented on the MR images, and a total of 158 radiomic features were computed to represent the morphologic, dynamic, and the texture of the tumors as well as the background parenchymal features...
June 28, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712698/preoperative-breast-mr-imaging-in-patients-with-primary-breast-cancer-has-the-potential-to-decrease-the-rate-of-repeated-surgeries
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H Preibsch, G Blumenstock, E Oberlechner, S Y Brucker, M Hahn, A Staebler, B Wiesinger, C D Claussen, K Nikolaou, K C Siegmann-Luz
PURPOSE: The impact of preoperative MRI on re-excisions and mastectomy rate is discussed controversially in the literature. Aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of preoperative breast MRI on the surgical procedure and rate of repeated surgeries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 991 consecutive patients in the years 2009 and 2010 with 1036 primary breast cancers were retrospectively analyzed. Sixty percent (599 patients with 626 cancers) received preoperative breast MRI...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711937/magnetic-resonance-metabolic-profiling-of-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer-correlation-with-currently-used-molecular-markers
#17
Ji Soo Choi, Dahye Yoon, Ja Seung Koo, Siwon Kim, Vivian Youngjean Park, Eun-Kyung Kim, Suhkmann Kim, Min Jung Kim
Estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancers overall have a good prognosis, however, some patients suffer relapses and do not respond to endocrine therapy. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there are any correlations between high-resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS) magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) metabolic profiles of core needle biopsy (CNB) specimens and the molecular markers currently used in patients with ER-positive breast cancers. The metabolic profiling of CNB samples from 62 ER-positive cancers was performed by HR-MAS MRS...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708462/heterogeneous-enhancement-patterns-of-tumor-adjacent-parenchyma-at-mr-imaging-are-associated-with-dysregulated-signaling-pathways-and-poor-survival-in-breast-cancer
#18
Jia Wu, Bailiang Li, Xiaoli Sun, Guohong Cao, Daniel L Rubin, Sandy Napel, Debra M Ikeda, Allison W Kurian, Ruijiang Li
Purpose To identify the molecular basis of quantitative imaging characteristics of tumor-adjacent parenchyma at dynamic contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and to evaluate their prognostic value in breast cancer. Materials and Methods In this institutional review board-approved, HIPAA-compliant study, 10 quantitative imaging features depicting tumor-adjacent parenchymal enhancement patterns were extracted and screened for prognostic features in a discovery cohort of 60 patients. By using data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a radiogenomic map for the tumor-adjacent parenchymal tissue was created and molecular pathways associated with prognostic parenchymal imaging features were identified...
July 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707546/a-computer-aided-diagnosis-cad-scheme-for-pretreatment-prediction-of-pathological-response-to-neoadjuvant-therapy-using-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-texture-features
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Valentina Giannini, Simone Mazzetti, Agnese Marmo, Filippo Montemurro, Daniele Regge, Laura Martincich
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether a computer aided diagnosis (CAD) system can predict pathological response (pCR) to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) prior to treatment using texture features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Response to treatment of 44 patients was defined according to the histopatology of resected tumour and extracted axillary nodes in two ways: a) pCR+ (Smith's grade=5) vs pCR- (Smith's grade<5); b) pCRN+ (pCR+ and absence of residual lymph node metastases) vs pCRN-...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700982/phosphatidylcholine-specific-phospholipase-c-inhibition-reduces-her2-overexpression-cell-proliferation-and-in-vivo-tumor-growth-in-a-highly-tumorigenic-ovarian-cancer-model
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Luisa Paris, Franca Podo, Francesca Spadaro, Laura Abalsamo, Maria Elena Pisanu, Alessandro Ricci, Serena Cecchetti, Luisa Altabella, Maria Buoncervello, Ludmila Lozneanu, Marina Bagnoli, Carlo Ramoni, Silvana Canevari, Delia Mezzanzanica, Egidio Iorio, Rossella Canese
Antagonizing the oncogenic effects of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) with current anti-HER2 agents has not yet yielded major progress in the treatment of advanced HER2-positive epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Using preclinical models to explore alternative molecular mechanisms affecting HER2 overexpression and oncogenicity may lead to new strategies for EOC patient treatment. We previously reported that phosphatidylcholine-specific phospholipase C (PC-PLC) exerts a pivotal role in regulating HER2 overexpression in breast cancer cells...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
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