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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732268/validation-comparison-and-combination-of-algorithms-for-automatic-detection-of-pulmonary-nodules-in-computed-tomography-images-the-luna16-challenge
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Arnaud Arindra Adiyoso Setio, Alberto Traverso, Thomas de Bel, Moira S N Berens, Cas van den Bogaard, Piergiorgio Cerello, Hao Chen, Qi Dou, Maria Evelina Fantacci, Bram Geurts, Robbert van der Gugten, Pheng Ann Heng, Bart Jansen, Michael M J de Kaste, Valentin Kotov, Jack Yu-Hung Lin, Jeroen T M C Manders, Alexander Sóñora-Mengana, Juan Carlos García-Naranjo, Evgenia Papavasileiou, Mathias Prokop, Marco Saletta, Cornelia M Schaefer-Prokop, Ernst T Scholten, Luuk Scholten, Miranda M Snoeren, Ernesto Lopez Torres, Jef Vandemeulebroucke, Nicole Walasek, Guido C A Zuidhof, Bram van Ginneken, Colin Jacobs
Automatic detection of pulmonary nodules in thoracic computed tomography (CT) scans has been an active area of research for the last two decades. However, there have only been few studies that provide a comparative performance evaluation of different systems on a common database. We have therefore set up the LUNA16 challenge, an objective evaluation framework for automatic nodule detection algorithms using the largest publicly available reference database of chest CT scans, the LIDC-IDRI data set. In LUNA16, participants develop their algorithm and upload their predictions on 888 CT scans in one of the two tracks: 1) the complete nodule detection track where a complete CAD system should be developed, or 2) the false positive reduction track where a provided set of nodule candidates should be classified...
July 13, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732089/cx47-fine-tunes-the-handling-of-serum-lipids-but-is-dispensable-for-lymphatic-vascular-function
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Merlijn J Meens, Issa Kutkut, Viviane Rochemont, Juan Dubrot, Fouad R Kaladji, Amélie Sabine, Oliver Lyons, Stefanie Hendrikx, Jeremiah Bernier-Latmani, Friedemann Kiefer, Alberto Smith, Stéphanie Hugues, Tatiana V Petrova, Brenda R Kwak
Mutations in the gap junction protein connexin47 (Cx47) are associated with lymphedema. However, the role of Cx47 in lymphatic pathophysiology is unknown. We demonstrate that Cx47 is expressed in lymphatic endothelial cells by whole-mount immunostaining and qPCR. To determine if Cx47 plays a role in lymphatic vessel function we analysed Cx47-/- mice. Cx47-deficiency did not affect lymphatic contractility (contractile amplitude or frequency) or lymphatic morphology (vessel diameter or number of valves). Interstitial fluid drainage or dendritic cell migration through lymphatic vessels was also not affected by Cx47-deficiency...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732024/4-nitrophenylsulfonyl-piperazines-mitigate-radiation-damage-to-multiple-tissues
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Ewa D Micewicz, Kwanghee Kim, Keisuke S Iwamoto, Josephine A Ratikan, Genhong Cheng, Gayle M Boxx, Robert D Damoiseaux, Julian P Whitelegge, Piotr Ruchala, Christine Nguyen, Prabhat Purbey, Joseph Loo, Gang Deng, Michael E Jung, James W Sayre, Andrew J Norris, Dörthe Schaue, William H McBride
Our ability to use ionizing radiation as an energy source, as a therapeutic agent, and, unfortunately, as a weapon, has evolved tremendously over the past 120 years, yet our tool box to handle the consequences of accidental and unwanted radiation exposure remains very limited. We have identified a novel group of small molecule compounds with a 4-nitrophenylsulfonamide (NPS) backbone in common that dramatically decrease mortality from the hematopoietic acute radiation syndrome (hARS). The group emerged from an in vitro high throughput screen (HTS) for inhibitors of radiation-induced apoptosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731927/injectate-spread-following-anterior-sub-costal-and-posterior-approaches-to-the-quadratus-lumborum-block-a-comparative-cadaveric-study
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Hesham Elsharkawy, Kariem El-Boghdadly, Sree Kolli, Wael A S Esa, Sean DeGrande, Loran M Soliman, Richard L Drake
BACKGROUND: The dermatomal level of analgesia achieved with quadratus lumborum blocks varies according to the location of injection. The most commonly used approaches are either at the postero-lateral aspect or anterior to the quadratus lumborum muscle. The aim of the study was to determine whether the site of injection of contrast dye around the quadratus lumborum muscle of cadavers affects the extent and mechanism of dye spread. METHODS: Six fresh human cadavers received either a posterior quadratus lumborum block or an anterior sub-costal quadratus lumborum block on each side...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731925/thoracic-paravertebral-block-for-postoperative-pain-management-after-renal-surgery-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Maja Copik, Szymon Bialka, Andrzej Daszkiewicz, Hanna Misiolek
BACKGROUND: Thoracic paravertebral block (ThPVB) combined with general anaesthesia is used in thoracic and general surgery. It provides effective analgesia, reduces surgical stress response and the incidence of chronic postoperative pain. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of ThPVB in reducing opioid requirements and decreasing the intensity of pain after renal surgery. DESIGN: A prospective, randomised, open label study. SETTING: A single university hospital...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731787/effect-of-euterpe-oleracea-mart-a%C3%A3-a%C3%A3-oil-on-dyslipidemia-caused-by-cocos-nucifera-l-saturated-fat-in-wistar-rats
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Belmira S Faria E Souza, Helison O Carvalho, Talisson Taglialegna, Albenise Santana A Barros, Edilson Leal da Cunha, Irlon Maciel Ferreira, Hady Keita, Andres Navarrete, José Carlos Tavares Carvalho
Dyslipidemia is caused by disturbances in lipid metabolism that lead to chronic elevations of serum lipids, especially low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol and triglycerides, increasing the risk of metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, atherogenic processes, and cardiovascular diseases. The oil from the fruits of Euterpe oleracea (OFEO) is rich in unsaturated fatty acids with potential for treating alterations in lipid metabolism. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of OFEO on hyperlipidemia induced by Cocos nucifera L...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731663/-pulmonary-actinomycosis-and-tuberculosis-a-comorbidity-pediatric-case
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Elsa D Bisero, Graciela F Luque, Cristina N Rizzo, Alejandra E Zapata, María S Cuello
Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative infection, produced by anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria or microaerobic Actinomyces species. It is rare in children and adolescents and it is more common in immunocompromised. Mycobacterium tuberculosis collaborates on the development of the disease. Pulmonary involvement appears as a picture of chronic condensation that does not improve with conventional antibiotic treatment. Classic complications affecting the thoracic wallwith drainage in «sulfur granule» and fistulization are described less frequently nowadays...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730932/effect-site-concentration-of-remifentanil-required-to-blunt-haemodynamic-responses-during-tracheal-intubation-a-randomized-comparison-between-single-and-double-lumen-tubes
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Tae Kyong Kim, Deok Man Hong, Seo Hee Lee, Hyesun Paik, Se Hee Min, Jeong-Hwa Seo, Chul-Woo Jung, Jae-Hyon Bahk
Objective To investigate the effect-site concentration of remifentanil required to blunt haemodynamic responses during tracheal intubation with a single-lumen tube (SLT) or a double-lumen tube (DLT). Methods Patients scheduled for thoracic surgery requiring one-lung ventilation were randomly allocated to either the SLT or DLT group. All patients received a target-controlled infusion of propofol and a predetermined concentration of remifentanil. Haemodynamic parameters during intubation were recorded. The effect-site concentration of remifentanil was determined using a delayed up-and-down sequential allocation method...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730888/preoperative-exercise-training-prevents-functional-decline-after-lung-resection-surgery-a-randomized-single-blind-controlled-trial
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Raquel Sebio García, Maria Isabel Yáñez-Brage, Esther Giménez Moolhuyzen, Marta Salorio Riobo, Ana Lista Paz, Jose María Borro Mate
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of a preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation programme in patients with lung cancer undergoing video-assisted thoracic surgery. DESIGN: Randomized, single-blind controlled trial. SETTING: Teaching hospital. SUBJECTS: Patients with suspected or confirmed lung cancer undergoing video-assisted thoracic surgery. INTERVENTION: Participants were randomized to either a prehabilitation group or a control group...
August 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730574/mechanical-ventilation-guided-by-electrical-impedance-tomography-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Jeffrey Dmytrowich, Tanya Holt, Karen Schmid, Gregory Hansen
Mechanical ventilation strategies in pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (pARDS) continue to advance. Optimizing positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) and ventilation to recruitable lung can be difficult to clinically achieve. This is in part, due to disease evolution, unpredictable changes in lung compliance, and the inability to assess regional tidal volumes in real time at the bedside. Here we report the utilization of thoracic electrical impedance tomography to guide daily PEEP settings and recruitment maneuvers in a child with pARDS...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730159/antibiotic-prescribing-for-adults-hospitalized-in-the-etiology-of-pneumonia-in-the-community-study
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Sara Tomczyk, Seema Jain, Anna M Bramley, Wesley H Self, Evan J Anderson, Chris Trabue, D Mark Courtney, Carlos G Grijalva, Grant W Waterer, Kathryn M Edwards, Richard G Wunderink, Lauri A Hicks
BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) 2007 guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) recommend a respiratory fluoroquinolone or beta-lactam plus macrolide as first-line antibiotics for adults hospitalized with CAP. Few studies have assessed guideline-concordant antibiotic use for patients hospitalized with CAP after the 2007 IDSA/ATS guidelines. We examine antibiotics prescribed and associated factors in adults hospitalized with CAP...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730151/comparison-of-thoracic-radiography-and-computed-tomography-in-calves-with-naturally-occurring-respiratory-disease
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Jennifer Fowler, Susanne M Stieger-Vanegas, Jorge A Vanegas, Gerd Bobe, Keith P Poulsen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the severity and extent of lung disease using thoracic computed radiography (CR) compared to contrast-enhanced multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) of the thorax in calves with naturally occurring respiratory disease and to evaluate the feasibility and safety of performing contrast-enhanced thoracic multi-detector MDCT examinations in sedated calves. Furthermore, to evaluate if combining CR or MDCT with respiratory scoring factors will improve prediction of the chronicity of pulmonary disease in calves...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729364/tgf-%C3%AE-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-signaling-protects-the-thoracic-and-abdominal-aorta-from-angiotensin-ii-induced-pathology-by-distinct-mechanisms
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Stoyan N Angelov, Jie Hong Hu, Hao Wei, Nathan Airhart, Minghui Shi, David A Dichek
OBJECTIVE: The role of TGF-β (transforming growth factor-β) signaling in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) formation is controversial. Others reported that systemic blockade of TGF-β by neutralizing antibodies accelerated AAA development in angiotensin II-infused mice. This result is consistent with other studies suggesting that TGF-β signaling prevents AAA. Development of a therapy for AAA that exploits the protective actions of TGF-β would be facilitated by identification of the mechanisms through which TGF-β prevents AAA...
July 20, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729141/effects-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-tips-on-blood-volume-distribution-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Troels M Busk, Flemming Bendtsen, Jens H Henriksen, Stefan Fuglsang, Jens O Clemmesen, Fin S Larsen, Søren Møller
BACKGROUND: Cirrhosis is accompanied by portal hypertension with splanchnic and systemic arterial vasodilation, and central hypovolaemia. A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) alleviates portal hypertension, but also causes major haemodynamic changes. AIMS: To investigate effects of TIPS on regional blood volume distribution, and systemic haemodynamics. METHODS: Thirteen cirrhotic patients had their regional blood volume distribution determined with gamma-camera technique before and after TIPS...
June 27, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728944/ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-cadaveric-study-in-foxes-vulpes-vulpes
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Paolo Monticelli, Ian Jones, Jaime Viscasillas
OBJECTIVE: To describe an ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block in canidae. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, experimental, cadaveric study. ANIMALS: Twelve thawed fox cadavers. METHODS: A 15 MHz linear transducer was used to visualize the paravertebral space at the level of the fifth thoracic vertebrae. Iohexol (300 mg mL(-1)) at 0.2 mL kg(-1) was injected into the right and left paravertebral spaces under ultrasound guidance using a Tuohy needle...
March 22, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728716/thoracic-trauma-injuries-evaluation-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Joseph J Platz, Loic Fabricant, Mitch Norotsky
Thoracic injury is common in high-energy and low-energy trauma, and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Evaluation requires a systematic approach prioritizing airway, respiration, and circulation. Chest injuries have the potential to progress rapidly and require prompt procedural intervention. For the diagnosis of nonemergent injuries, a careful secondary survey is essential. Although medicine and trauma management have evolved throughout the decades, the basics of thoracic trauma care have remained the same...
August 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728713/lung-cancer-screening-and-its-impact-on-surgical-volume
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REVIEW
Andrew P Dhanasopon, Anthony W Kim
Lung cancer screening has demonstrated a reduction in lung cancer mortality by 20%. Annual low-dose computed tomography examination in high-risk individuals is now recommended by multiple national health care organizations and is covered under Medicare and Medicaid services. The impact of this public health intervention is projected to increase the case load for the thoracic surgery workforce.
August 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728712/diagnostic-imaging-and-newer-modalities-for-thoracic-diseases-pet-computed-tomographic-imaging-and-endobronchial-ultrasound-for-staging-and-its-implication-for-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Sarah J Counts, Anthony W Kim
Modalities to detect and characterize lung cancer are generally divided into those that are invasive [endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), esophageal ultrasound (EUS), and electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENMB)] versus noninvasive [chest radiography (CXR), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)]. This chapter describes these modalities, the literature supporting their use, and delineates what tests to use to best evaluate the patient with lung cancer...
August 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728688/transcatheter-versus-surgical-aortic%C3%A2-valve%C3%A2-replacement-propensity-matched-comparison
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J Matthew Brennan, Laine Thomas, David J Cohen, David Shahian, Alice Wang, Michael J Mack, David R Holmes, Fred H Edwards, Naftali Z Frankel, Suzanne J Baron, John Carroll, Vinod Thourani, E Murat Tuzcu, Suzanne V Arnold, Roberta Cohn, Todd Maser, Brenda Schawe, Susan Strong, Allen Stickfort, Elizabeth Patrick-Lake, Felicia L Graham, Dadi Dai, Fan Li, Roland A Matsouaka, Sean O'Brien, Fan Li, Michael J Pencina, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: Randomized trials support the use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for the treatment of aortic stenosis in high- and intermediate-risk patients, but the generalizability of those results in clinical practice has been challenged. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the safety and effectiveness of TAVR versus surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), particularly in intermediate- and high-risk patients, in a nationally representative real-world cohort...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728657/frequency-timing-and-impact-of-access-site-and-non-access-site-bleeding%C3%A2-on-mortality-among-patients%C3%A2-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic%C3%A2-valve%C3%A2-replacement
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Raffaele Piccolo, Thomas Pilgrim, Anna Franzone, Marco Valgimigli, Alan Haynes, Masahiko Asami, Jonas Lanz, Lorenz Räber, Fabien Praz, Bettina Langhammer, Eva Roost, Stephan Windecker, Stefan Stortecky
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the frequency, timing, and association of access-site and non-access-site bleeding with mortality in the setting of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) during long-term follow-up. BACKGROUND: Bleeding is frequent and associated with impaired prognosis in patients undergoing TAVR. It is currently unknown whether the site of bleeding differentially influences the outcomes of TAVR patients. METHODS: In total, 926 consecutive patients undergoing TAVR from 2007 through 2014 were evaluated...
July 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
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