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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351645/dosimetry-during-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-of-chronic-total-occlusions
#1
Jérémie Dabin, Joren Maeremans, Danielle Berus, Werner Schoonjans, Giulia Tamborino, Jo Dens, Peter Kayaert
Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) of coronary chronic total occlusions (CTO) increase the risk of high radiation exposure for both the patient and the cardiologist. This study evaluated the maximum dose to the patients' skin (MSD) and the exposure of the cardiologists during CTO-PCI. Moreover, the efficiency of radioprotective drapes to reduce cardiologist exposure was assessed. Patient dose was measured during 31 procedures; dose to the cardiologist's extremities were measured during 65 procedures, among which 31 were performed with radioprotective drapes...
January 17, 2018: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351057/global-gene-expression-response-in-mouse-models-of-dna-repair-deficiency-after-gamma-irradiation
#2
Nils Rudqvist, Evagelia C Laiakis, Shanaz A Ghandhi, Suresh Kumar, Jeffrey D Knotts, Mashkura Chowdhury, Albert J Fornace, Sally A Amundson
In the event of an improvised nuclear device or "dirty bomb" in a highly populated area, potentially hundreds of thousands of people will require screening to ensure that exposed individuals receive appropriate treatment. For this reason, there is a need to develop tools for high-throughput radiation biodosimetry. Gene expression represents an emerging approach to biodosimetry and could potentially provide an estimate of both absorbed dose and individual radiation-induced injury. Since approximately 2-4% of humans are thought to be radiosensitive, and would suffer greater radiological injury at a given dose than members of the general population, it is of interest to explore the potential impact of such sensitivity on the biodosimetric gene expression signatures being developed...
January 19, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350190/development-and-validation-of-a-high-resolution-mapping-platform-to-aid-in-the-public-awareness-of-radiological-hazards
#3
Peter George Martin, Dean Connor, Oliver David Payton, Macarena Leal-Olloqui, Anya C Keatley, Thomas B Scott
The distribution, quantification and exposure-related effects of radiation in the environment, arising from both natural and anthropogenic sources, is of great (and growing) concern for global populations. Recent events at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant (FDNPP) have further highlighted the importance of developing radiation mapping technologies that not only contribute to the continued assessment of contamination, but can also serve as an educational tool for members of the public regarding its behaviour and extent...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349601/prospective-feasibility-analysis-of-a%C3%A2-novel-off-line-approach-for-mr-guided-radiotherapy
#4
Tilman Bostel, Asja Pfaffenberger, Stefan Delorme, Constantin Dreher, Gernot Echner, Peter Haering, Clemens Lang, Mona Splinter, Frederik Laun, Marco Müller, Oliver Jäkel, Jürgen Debus, Peter E Huber, Florian Sterzing, Nils H Nicolay
BACKGROUND: The present work aimed to analyze the feasibility of a shuttle-based MRI-guided radiation therapy (MRgRT) in the treatment of pelvic malignancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 20 patients with pelvic malignancies were included in this prospective feasibility analysis. Patients underwent daily MRI in treatment position prior to radiotherapy at the German Cancer Research Center. Positional inaccuracies, time and patient compliance were assessed for the application of off-line MRgRT...
January 18, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349586/cancer-incidence-among-children-and-young-adults-who-have-undergone-x-ray-guided-cardiac-catheterization-procedures
#5
Richard W Harbron, Claire-Louise Chapple, John J O'Sullivan, Choonsik Lee, Kieran McHugh, Manuel Higueras, Mark S Pearce
Children and young adults with heart disease appear to be at increased risk of developing cancer, although the reasons for this are unclear. A cohort of 11,270 individuals, who underwent cardiac catheterizations while aged ≤ 22 years in the UK, was established from hospital records. Radiation doses from cardiac catheterizations and CT scans were estimated. The cohort was matched with the NHS Central Register and NHS Transplant Registry to determine cancer incidence and transplantation status. Standardized incidence ratios (SIR) with associated confidence intervals (CI) were calculated...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349571/fluoroscopy-free-ultrasonography-guided-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-pediatric-patients-a-single-center-experience
#6
Akbar Nouralizadeh, Farzaneh Sharifiaghdas, Hamid Pakmanesh, Abbas Basiri, Mohammad Hadi Radfar, Mohammad Hossein Soltani, Mahmoodreza Nasiri, Esmaeil Rezghi Maleki, Emal Lesha, Mohammad Ghasemi-Rad, Behzad Narouie
OBJECTIVES: To present the safety and efficacy of fluoroscopy-free ultrasound-guided PCNL for the treatment of renal calculi in pediatric patients of all ages. METHODS: 30 children with mean age of 5 years (6 months-12 years) underwent totally ultrasound-guided PCNL from March 2013 to August 2016. The pyelocalyceal system was punctured in prone position using only ultrasonography guidance, and the tract was dilated using a single shot dilation technique. No fluoroscopy was used during any of the stages of renal access...
January 18, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349385/novel-non-gadolinium-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-technique-of-pedal-artery-aneurysms
#7
J Devin B Watson, Beatrice Grasu, Rajiv Menon, Raymond Pensy, Robert S Crawford, Taehoon Shin
Non-gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (nMRA) is a noninvasive, contrast-free imaging modality used for visualizing pedal arterial anatomy. We report application of the nMRA technique for detailed arterial imaging in a patient with dorsalis pedis aneurysm. Compared with digital subtraction angiography, we demonstrate that nMRA provides sufficient arterial detail needed to develop a complex operative plan before vascular intervention without risk of contrast agent or ionizing radiation exposure...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349260/environmental-radiation-level-radiation-anxiety-and-psychological-distress-of-non-evacuee-residents-in-fukushima-five-years-after-the-great-east-japan-earthquake-multilevel-analyses
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Maiko Fukasawa, Norito Kawakami, Maki Umeda, Karin Miyamoto, Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Naoko Horikoshi, Seiji Yasumura, Hirooki Yabe, Evelyn J Bromet
The present study aimed to clarify the associations among radiation exposure or psychological exposure to the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident (i.e., fear/anxiety immediately after the accident), current radiation anxiety, and psychological distress among non-evacuee community residents in Fukushima five years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, which occurred in March 2011. A questionnaire survey was administered to a random sample of non-evacuee community residents from 49 municipalities of Fukushima prefecture from February to April 2016, and data from 1684 respondents (34...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349017/simultaneous-radiographic-technique-to-evaluate-ankle-instability
#9
Tiago Oliveira De Aguiar, Lucas Santos Oliboni, Victor Macedo Dezotti, Nicholas I Kennedy, Márcio B Ferrari, João Luiz Ellera Gomes
The use of ankle stress radiographs is common to evaluate ankle instability. However, the majority of the studies report the use of a manual method to apply the stress, increasing radiation exposure to the physician. Furthermore, as reported in other studies, the force applied during the stress may vary between examiners according the strength and experience. In this Technical Note, we describe our preferred method to evaluate ankle instability, either using an inversion or eversion stress, avoiding the necessity of a physician in the radiographic room...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349006/simultaneous-bilateral-knee-valgus-stress-radiographic-technique
#10
Matheus Rocha de Aguiar, Luiza B Horta Barbosa, Márcio B Ferrari, Nicholas I Kennedy, Jacqueline Vieira de Castro, João L Ellera Gomes
The medial collateral ligament is the most commonly injured knee ligament. Valgus stress radiographs are reported to be an effective way to quantify the medial compartment opening. However, most of the techniques require the presence of a physician in the radiograph room to apply a manual valgus stress force, and can only be performed in 1 knee at a time. These techniques, although extremely effective, increase radiation exposure to physicians, are time consuming, and require additional radiographs to compare the side-to-side difference...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348833/gold-nanoparticles-as-a-potent-radiosensitizer-in-neutron-therapy
#11
Eun Ho Kim, Mi-Sook Kim, Hyo Sook Song, Seung Hoon Yoo, Sei Sai, Kwangzoo Chung, Jiwon Sung, Youn Kyoung Jeong, YunHui Jo, Myonggeun Yoon
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of gold nanoparticles as radiosensitizer for use in neutron therapy against hepatocellular carcinoma. The hepatocellular carcinoma cells lines Huh7 and HepG2 were irradiated with γ and neutron radiation in the presence or absence of gold nanoparticles. Effects were evaluated by transmission electron microscopy, cell survival, cell cycle, DNA damage, migration, and invasiveness. Gold nanoparticles significantly enhanced the radiosensitivity of Huh7 and HepG2 cells to γ-rays by 1...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347998/radiation-exposure-in-transcatheter-patent-ductus-arteriosus-closure-time-to-tune
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Olivier Villemain, Sophie Malekzadeh-Milani, Fidelio Sitefane, Meriem Mostefa-Kara, Younes Boudjemline
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe radiation level at our institution during transcatheter patent ductus arteriosus occlusion and to evaluate the components contributing to radiation exposure. BACKGROUND: Transcatheter occlusion relying on X-ray imaging has become the treatment of choice for patients with patent ductus arteriosus. Interventionists now work hard to minimise radiation exposure in order to reduce risk of induced cancers. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all consecutive children who underwent transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus from January 2012 to January 2016...
January 19, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346786/changing-trends-in-brain-imaging-technique-for-pediatric-patients-with-ventriculoperitoneal-shunts
#13
Margaret J Trost, Nathan Robison, Dean Coffey, Mary Rose Mamey, R Aaron Robison
BACKGROUND: Children with ventriculoperitoneal shunts (VPS) undergoing brain computed tomography (CT) for shunt malfunction evaluation are at risk for later malignancy due to radiation exposure. We aimed to determine if and how hospitals have adopted radiation-avoiding magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database. Children with VPS presenting to acute wards at 31 PHIS hospitals between January 1, 2007 and January 2, 2015 and receiving noncontrast neuroimaging on day of service 0/1 were included...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346552/safety-profile-of-near-zero-fluoroscopy-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-with-non-fluoroscopic-catheter-visualization-experience-from-1000-consecutive-procedures
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Philipp Sommer, Livio Bertagnolli, Simon Kircher, Arash Arya, Andreas Bollmann, Sergio Richter, Sascha Rolf, Gerhard Hindricks
Aims: Efforts to reduce radiation exposure during catheter ablation procedures have included the use of various technological measures. Significant results have been achieved to the point where near lead-free procedures in routine clinical practice has become a realistic goal. The integration of MediGuide technology [non-fluoroscopic catheter visualization technology (NFCV)] and three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping is one of the methods developed in response to radiation reduction initiatives...
January 16, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346028/biophysics-model-of-heavy-ion-degradation-of-neuron-morphology-in-mouse-hippocampal-granular-cell-layer-neurons
#15
Murat Alp, Francis A Cucinotta
Exposure to heavy-ion radiation during cancer treatment or space travel may cause cognitive detriments that have been associated with changes in neuron morphology and plasticity. Observations in mice of reduced neuronal dendritic complexity have revealed a dependence on radiation quality and absorbed dose, suggesting that microscopic energy deposition plays an important role. In this work we used morphological data for mouse dentate granular cell layer (GCL) neurons and a stochastic model of particle track structure and microscopic energy deposition (ED) to develop a predictive model of high-charge and energy (HZE) particle-induced morphological changes to the complex structures of dendritic arbors...
January 18, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346023/fertility-preservation-in-pediatric-oncology-patients-new-perspectives
#16
Chiara Gertosio, Mariasole Magistrali, Paola Musso, Cristina Meazza, Mauro Bozzola
Over the past 30 years, advances in antineoplastic treatment led to a significant increase in the survival of patients with childhood cancer. In Europe and the United States, 82% of children, adolescents, and young adults survive 5 years from the cancer diagnosis and the majority achieves long-term survival into adulthood. The impact of cancer therapy on fertility is related to the age of the patient and to the duration, dose/intensity, and type of treatment. Exposure to chemotherapy or to radiation to gonads or pituitary brings long-term complications of cancer-directed therapies that include effects on reproductive capacity...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345247/calculation-of-the-exposure-buildup-factors-for-x-ray-photons-with-continuous-energy-spectrum-using-monte-carlo-code
#17
Mustafa Mohammad Rafiei, Hossein Tavakoli-Anbaran
Exposure buildup factors are very important for the calculation of radiation shielding and also applied radiation. We must distinguish the monoenergetic and continuous energy spectrum gamma source in order to calculate the exposure buildup factors. In this study, the exposure buildup factors for two x-ray continuous energy spectra (bremsstrahlung) with 5 and 10 MeV endpoint energies were calculated up to depths of 10 mfp of water. It was observed that there is a large difference between the obtained exposure buildup factors due to the monoenergetic and continuous energy spectrum gamma sources...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344194/chronic-myeloid-leukemia-following-repeated-diagnostic-x-ray-exposure-for-the-treatment-of-recurrent-spontaneous-pneumothorax-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Fang-He Ju, Xu-Bo Gong, Ting-Zhen Xu, Li-Bin Jiang, Hui-Hua Hong, Zhen Wang
Previous studies have indicated that X-ray irradiation may increase the risk of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and the incidence of spontaneous pneumothorax in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is higher than in the general population. Patients with AS usually develop spontaneous pneumothorax several years after the diagnosis of AS. The present study reports the unusual case and complicated clinical history of a 29-year-old man with recurrent pneumothorax and AS, who developed CML following repeated exposure to low doses of radiation via diagnostic X-rays and chest computed tomography imaging...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343685/the-protective-role-of-dot1l-in-uv-induced-melanomagenesis
#19
Bo Zhu, Shuyang Chen, Hongshen Wang, Chengqian Yin, Changpeng Han, Cong Peng, Zhaoqian Liu, Lixin Wan, Xiaoyang Zhang, Jie Zhang, Christine G Lian, Peilin Ma, Zhi-Xiang Xu, Sharon Prince, Tao Wang, Xiumei Gao, Yujiang Shi, Dali Liu, Min Liu, Wenyi Wei, Zhi Wei, Jingxuan Pan, Yongjun Wang, Zhenyu Xuan, Jay Hess, Nicholas K Hayward, Colin R Goding, Xiang Chen, Jun Zhou, Rutao Cui
The DOT1L histone H3 lysine 79 (H3K79) methyltransferase plays an oncogenic role in MLL-rearranged leukemogenesis. Here, we demonstrate that, in contrast to MLL-rearranged leukemia, DOT1L plays a protective role in ultraviolet radiation (UVR)-induced melanoma development. Specifically, the DOT1L gene is located in a frequently deleted region and undergoes somatic mutation in human melanoma. Specific mutations functionally compromise DOT1L methyltransferase enzyme activity leading to reduced H3K79 methylation...
January 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342862/heterogeneous-contributing-factors-in-mpm-disease-development-and-progression-biological-advances-and-clinical-implications
#20
REVIEW
Bhairavi Tolani, Luis A Acevedo, Ngoc T Hoang, Biao He
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) tumors are remarkably aggressive and most patients only survive for 5-12 months; irrespective of stage; after primary symptoms appear. Compounding matters is that MPM remains unresponsive to conventional standards of care; including radiation and chemotherapy. Currently; instead of relying on molecular signatures and histological typing; MPM treatment options are guided by clinical stage and patient characteristics because the mechanism of carcinogenesis has not been fully elucidated; although about 80% of cases can be linked to asbestos exposure...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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