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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806597/a-nested-multivariate-chemometrics-based-calibration-strategy-for-direct-trace-biometal-analysis-in-soft-tissue-utilizing-energy-dispersive-x-ray-fluorescence-edxrf-and-scattering-spectrometry
#1
REVIEW
J J Okonda, K H Angeyo, J M Mangala, S M Kisia
Compton scatter-modulated fluorescence and multivariate chemometric (artificial neural network (ANN) and principal component regression (PCR)) calibration strategy was explored for direct rapid trace biometals (Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Se) analysis in "complex" matrices (model soft tissues). This involved spectral feature selection (multiple fluorescence signatures) normalized to or in conjunction with Compton scatter. ANN model resulted in more accurate trace biometal determination (R(2)>0.9) compared to PCR. Hybrid nested (ANN and PCR) approach led to optimized accurate biometals' concentrations in Oyster tissue (≤ ± 10%)...
August 8, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806382/orbital-cellulitis-following-orbital-blow-out-fracture
#2
Je Yeon Byeon, Hwan Jun Choi
Orbital cellulitis and abscess have been described in the literature as complication that usually occur secondary to infection in the maxillary, ethmoidal, and frontal sinuses. If left untreated, it can lead to blindness, cavernous sinus thrombosis, meningitis, or cerebral abscess. Orbital fractures are a common sequela of blunt orbital trauma, but are only rarely associated with orbital cellulitis. So, the authors present rare orbital cellulitis after orbital blow-out fracture. A 55-year-old Asian complains of severe orbital swelling and pain on the left side...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806258/recurrent-scapular-metastasis-from-hepatoblastoma-shown-on-fdg-pet-ct-and-f-dopa-pet-ct
#3
Bing Zhang, Qiao He, Xinchong Shi, Xiaoyan Wang, Xiangsong Zhang
We report the case of a 4-year-old girl with a biochemical relapse (plasma α-fetoprotein of 57,987.6 μg/L) after hepatoblastoma and extrahepatic metastases removal and adjuvant chemotherapy. Abdominal ultrasound, CT, and MRI failed to determine the site of recurrence. F-FDG PET/CT showed increased activity in the region of left scapula and adjacent soft tissue, which was incorrectly interpreted as the postoperative repair or inflammatory change. F-DOPA PET/CT showed increased activity and noticeable progressed lesion in the same place...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806255/intra-articular-melanoma-metastasis-in-the-ankle-joint
#4
Jennifer Murphy, Ian Brennan, Ciaran Johnston
Intra-articular melanoma metastases are rare. We present a case of a 65-year-old woman with metastatic melanoma in the right ankle joint. F-FDG PET/CT was performed from the vertex to the toes, which demonstrated FDG-avid inguinal lymphadenopathy and an intensely FDG-avid soft tissue mass adjacent to the neck of the talus within the right ankle joint. The intra-articular mass was subsequently resected and histologically confirmed as metastatic melanoma. This case emphasizes the value of the contemporaneous CT in these studies for accurate anatomical localization in diagnostically challenging clinical scenarios...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806250/recurrent-leiomyosarcoma-of-external-oblique-muscle-detected-on-99mtc-mdp-spect-ct
#5
Taisong Wang, Yan Xing, Wenli Qiao, Jinhua Zhao
A Tc-MDP bone scintigraphy was performed in an 88-year-old man with a history of right external oblique muscle leiomyosarcoma, which was resected 8 months ago. The static images showed abnormal tracer uptake in the region of resection bed. SPECT/CT images demonstrated that the increased activity was from a partially calcified soft tissue mass in external oblique muscle. Subsequent pathological examination confirmed recurrent tumor.
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805958/large-orbital-defect-reconstruction-in-the-setting-of-globe-sparing-maxillectomy-the-titanium-hammock-and-layered-fibula-technique
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Samuel J Trosman, Timothy M Haffey, Rafael A Couto, Michael A Fritz
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of our study was to describe a novel technique for reconstruction of orbital defects after maxillectomy using a non-anatomic titanium mesh suspension of orbital contents for both support and volume correction. This construct is then articulated with a layered fibula osteocutaneous free flap that restores orbital rim, zygoma, and maxillary alveolus. We herein present our application of this technique, including refinements over time and long-term outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 12 patients who underwent reconstruction of Brown class III orbitopalatomaxillary defects with extensive orbital involvement (at minimum complete orbital floor and rim absent) with titanium mesh sling and a layered fibula free flap...
August 14, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805830/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-analysis-of-visible-light-crosslinkable-gelatin-methacryloyl-gelma-hydrogels
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Iman Noshadi, Seonki Hong, Kelly E Sullivan, Ehsan Shirzaei Sani, Roberto Portillo-Lara, Ali Tamayol, Su Ryon Shin, Albert E Gao, Whitney L Stoppel, Lauren D Black Iii, Ali Khademhosseini, Nasim Annabi
Photocrosslinkable materials have been frequently used for constructing soft and biomimetic hydrogels for tissue engineering. Although ultraviolet (UV) light is commonly used for photocrosslinking such materials, its use has been associated with several biosafety concerns such as DNA damage, accelerated aging of tissues, and cancer. Here we report an injectable visible light crosslinked gelatin-based hydrogel for myocardium regeneration. Mechanical characterization revealed that the compressive moduli of the engineered hydrogels could be tuned in the range of 5-56 kPa by changing the concentrations of the initiator, co-initiator and co-monomer in the precursor formulation...
August 14, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805774/-laparoscopic-assisted-harvesting-of-omental-flap-in-chest-wall-reconstruction-for-deep-sternal-wound-infection
#8
A A Pechetov, Yu S Esakov, M A Makov, D E Okonskaya, A V Basylyuk, T N Khlan
AIM: To present an experience of laparoscopic-assisted harvesting of omental flap in chest wall reconstruction for deep sternal wound infection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: It was made a prospective analysis of 14 patients aged 39-85 years after laparoscopic-assisted harvesting of omental flap in chest wall reconstruction for the period December 2014 - November 2016. Men/women ratio was 10/4. All patients had deep sternal wound infection grade IV (Oakley-Wright classification)...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804984/3d-bioprinting-for-cartilage-and-osteochondral-tissue-engineering
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REVIEW
Andrew C Daly, Fiona E Freeman, Tomas Gonzalez-Fernandez, Susan E Critchley, Jessica Nulty, Daniel J Kelly
Significant progress has been made in the field of cartilage and bone tissue engineering over the last two decades. As a result, there is real promise that strategies to regenerate rather than replace damaged or diseased bones and joints will one day reach the clinic however, a number of major challenges must still be addressed before this becomes a reality. These include vascularization in the context of large bone defect repair, engineering complex gradients for bone-soft tissue interface regeneration and recapitulating the stratified zonal architecture present in many adult tissues such as articular cartilage...
August 14, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804933/chemical-functionalization-of-polysaccharides-towards-biocompatible-hydrogels-for-biomedical-applications
#10
Andreas Kirschning, Gerald Dräger, Nick Dibbert
Hydrogels have emerged as a highly interdisciplinary topic as they play a significant role for a vast number of applications. They have been studied extensively as materials for contact lenses, wound dressing and as filler material in soft-tissue augmentation, in which classical polymer backbones such as hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA) are typically employed. More recently, polysaccharides have received attention, particularly in the fields of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, as ideal candidate materials for artificial extracellular matrices (ECM)...
August 13, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804639/tuberculosis-joint-infections-in-four-domestic-cats
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Stephanie M Lalor, Stephen Clarke, Jonathan Pink, Andrew Parry, Emma Scurrell, Noel Fitzpatrick, Fraje Watson, Conor O'Halloran, Danielle Gunn-Moore
CASE SERIES SUMMARY: This paper describes the clinical presentation, diagnostic imaging findings and outcome in four cats with confirmed joint-associated tuberculosis. The cats were 2-6 years of age, and immune competent. Three cases had tuberculosis affecting only one joint, whereas one case had at least three joints affected. Two cases were caused by Mycobacterium bovis, and the other two were caused by Mycobacterium microti. Radiological findings included osteolysis, periosteal reaction and associated soft tissue swelling...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803865/ureaplasma-urealyticum-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infection
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Ian Gassiep, Letitia Gore, Joanne L Dale, E Geoffrey Playford
Ureaplasma urealyticum is a urogenital commensal and often associated with localised infection. With the advent of monoclonal immunosuppressive therapy and improved diagnostic methods, reports of non-urogenital infections are accumulating. We report a rare case of U. urealyticum necrotizing soft tissue infection and left hip septic arthritis in a hypogammaglobulinaemic patient. Consideration of this organism as an etiological agent, and potential early use of nucleic-acid diagnostic investigation with empiric therapy including activity against Ureaplasma in this patient population may be warranted...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803587/the-rise-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-now-the-dominant-cause-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection-in-central-australia
#13
E Macmorran, S Harch, E Athan, S Lane, S Tong, L Crawford, S Krishnaswamy, S Hewagama
This study aimed to examine the epidemiology and treatment outcomes of community-onset purulent staphylococcal skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in Central Australia. We performed a prospective observational study of patients hospitalised with community-onset purulent staphylococcal SSTI (n = 160). Indigenous patients accounted for 78% of cases. Patients were predominantly young adults; however, there were high rates of co-morbid disease. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) was the dominant phenotype, accounting for 60% of cases...
August 14, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803447/registration-free-automatic-identification-of-gold-fiducial-markers-in-mri-target-delineation-images-for-prostate-radiotherapy
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Christian Gustafsson, Juha Korhonen, Emilia Persson, Adalsteinn Gunnlaugsson, Tufve Nyholm, Lars E Olsson
PURPOSE: The superior soft tissue contrast of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to computed tomography (CT) has urged the integration of MRI and elimination of CT in radiotherapy treatment (RT) for prostate. An intraprostatic gold fiducial marker (GFM) appear hyperintense on CT. On T2 weighted (T2w) MRI target delineation images the GFM appear as a small signal void similar to calcifications and post biopsy fibrosis. It can therefore be difficult to identify the markers without CT...
August 13, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803358/prospective-head-to-head-comparison-of-11-c-choline-pet-mr-and-11-c-choline-pet-ct-for-restaging-of-biochemical-recurrent-prostate-cancer
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Matthias Eiber, Isabel Rauscher, Michael Souvatzoglou, Tobias Maurer, Markus Schwaiger, Konstantin Holzapfel, Ambros J Beer
PURPOSE: Whole-body integrated (11)C-choline PET/MR might provide advantages compared to (11)C-choline PET/CT for restaging of prostate cancer (PC) due to the high soft-tissue contrast and the use of multiparametric MRI, especially for detection of local recurrence and bone metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-four patients with recurrent PC underwent a single-injection/dual-imaging protocol with contrast-enhanced PET/CT followed by fully diagnostic PET/MR...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803217/accurate-model-based-segmentation-of-gynecologic-brachytherapy-catheter-collections-in-mri-images
#16
Andre Mastmeyer, Guillaume Pernelle, Ruibin Ma, Lauren Barber, Tina Kapur
The gynecological cancer mortality rate, including cervical, ovarian, vaginal and vulvar cancers, is more than 20,000 annually in the US alone. In many countries, including the US, external-beam radiotherapy followed by high dose rate brachytherapy is the standard-of-care. The superior ability of MR to visualize soft tissue has led to an increase in its usage in planning and delivering brachytherapy treatment. A technical challenge associated with the use of MRI imaging for brachytherapy, in contrast to that of CT imaging, is the visualization of catheters that are used to place radiation sources into cancerous tissue...
July 18, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803070/sex-disparities-in-cancer-incidence-in-jiashan-county-china-1995-2014
#17
Xiyi Jiang, Shaofang Cai, Yunqing Hu, Ding Ye, Qilong Li, Kun Chen, Mingjuan Jin
PURPOSE: To describe the sex-specific incidence rates and the male-to-female incidence-rate ratios (IRRs) of different cancer types, and to explore the corresponding sex disparities in an area of Eastern China. METHODS: We used data from the Cancer Registry in Jiashan County, and calculated the sex-specific age-standardized (2010 China standard population) incidence rates and the male-to-female IRRs for different cancer types during the period 1995-2014. RESULTS: The age-standardized incidence rates of all cancers for the whole period 1995-2014 were 151...
August 10, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802742/the-challenges-of-measuring-in-vivo-knee-collateral-ligament-strains-using-ultrasound
#18
Laura C Slane, Josh A Slane, Jan D'hooge, Lennart Scheys
Ultrasound-based methods have shown promise in their ability to characterize non-uniform deformations in large energy-storing tendons such as the Achilles and patellar tendons, yet applications to other areas of the body have been largely unexplored. The noninvasive quantification of collateral ligament strain could provide an important clinical metric of knee frontal plane stability, which is relevant in ligament injury and for measuring outcomes following total knee arthroplasty. In this pilot cadaveric experiment, we investigated the possibility of measuring collateral ligament strain with our previously validated speckle-tracking approach, but encountered a number of challenges during both data acquisition and processing...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802536/incidence-of-glove-perforation-during-hand-surgical-procedures
#19
Kevin F Lutsky, Christopher Jones, Jack Abboudi, William Kirkpatrick, Fred Liss, Charles Leinberry, Asif Ilyas, Dennis Martin, Pedro K Beredjiklian
PURPOSE: To determine the rate of glove perforation during hand surgery. METHODS: We prospectively examined the rate of glove perforations among 10 fellowship-trained hand surgeons at our institution during a 6 week period. Gloves were tested for perforation using a water-fill technique at the conclusion of each surgical procedure. Surgeons recorded the presence of any glove perforations. RESULTS: Eleven perforations were identified in 10 gloves among 600 surgical procedures during the study period...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802505/soft-tissue-tumors-of-uncertain-histogenesis-a-review-for-dermatopathologists
#20
REVIEW
Darya Buehler, Paul Weisman
The mesenchymal tumors discussed herein represent a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with distinctive morphologic, immunophenotypic, and molecular genetic features. These uncommon tumors often arise in the dermis and subcutis and can pose a major diagnostic challenge to dermatopathologists because they closely mimic melanoma, carcinoma, fibrous histiocytoma, schwannoma, or granulomatous inflammation. This article reviews the clinical presentation, histopathology, differential diagnosis, and diagnostic pitfalls of epithelioid sarcoma, clear cell sarcoma, perivascular epithelioid cell tumor, ossifying fibromyxoid tumor, pleomorphic hyalinizing angiectatic tumor, and hemosiderotic fibrolipomatous tumor...
September 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
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