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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774315/retrospective-analysis-of-patients-with-synchronous-primary-breast-and-thyroid-carcinoma
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İlker Murat Arer, Hakan Yabanoğlu, Murat Kuş, Aydıncan Akdur, Tevfik Avcı
Objective: Breast and thyroid cancers are commonly encountered malignancies. Increased risk of breast cancer in follow-up period of thyroid cancer or vice versa has been reported. However, they have some associations, synchronous presentation of these tumors is rare. We presented 12 patients diagnosed as breast and thyroid cancer and treated at the same time. Materials and Methods: Mastectomy and thyroidectomy were performed in 19 patients at the same time. 7 patients were excluded because of benign thyroid pathology...
April 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774168/evaluating-the-potential-for-maximized-t-cell-redistribution-entropy-to-improve-abscopal-responses-to-radiotherapy
#2
Rachel Walker, Jonathan D Schoenfeld, Shari Pilon-Thomas, Jan Poleszczuk, Heiko Enderling
The potential for local radiation therapy to elicit systemic (abscopal) anti-tumor immune responses has been receiving a significant amount of attention over the last decade. We recently developed a mathematical framework designed to simulate the systemic dissemination of activated T cells among multiple metastatic sites. This framework allowed the identification of non-intuitive patterns of T cell redistribution after localized therapy, and offered suggestions as to the optimal site to irradiate in order to increase the magnitude of an immune-mediated abscopal response...
September 2017: Convergent Science Physical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774104/use-of-baseline-18f-fdg-pet-scan-to-identify-initial-sub-volumes-with-local-failure-after-concomitant-radio-chemotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#3
Floriane Legot, Florent Tixier, Minea Hadzic, Thomas Pinto-Leite, Christelle Gallais, Rémy Perdrisot, Xavier Dufour, Catherine Cheze-Le-Rest
Introduction: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treated by radio-chemotherapy have a significant local recurrence rate. It has been previously suggested that 18F-FDG PET could identify the high uptake areas that can be potential targets for dose boosting. The purpose of this study was to compare the location of initial hypermetabolic regions on baseline scans with the metabolic relapse sites after radio-chemotherapy in HNSCC. Results: The initial functional tumor volume was significantly higher for patients with proven local recurrence or residual disease (23...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774076/the-human-somatostatin-receptor-type-2-as-an-imaging-and-suicide-reporter-gene-for-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-therapy-of-myocardial-infarction
#4
Katrien Neyrinck, Natacha Breuls, Bryan Holvoet, Wouter Oosterlinck, Esther Wolfs, Hubert Vanbilloen, Olivier Gheysens, Robin Duelen, Willy Gsell, Ivo Lambrichts, Uwe Himmelreich, Catherine M Verfaillie, Maurilio Sampaolesi, Christophe M Deroose
Rationale: Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) are being investigated as a cell source for regenerative medicine since they provide an infinitive pool of cells that are able to differentiate towards every cell type of the body. One possible therapeutic application involves the use of these cells to treat myocardial infarction (MI), a condition where billions of cardiomyocytes (CMs) are lost. Although several protocols have been developed to differentiate PSCs towards CMs, none of these provide a completely pure population, thereby still posing a risk for neoplastic teratoma formation...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773363/characterization-of-a-fluorescent-hydrogel-synthesized-using-chitosan-polyvinyl-alcohol-and-9-anthraldehyde-for-the-selective-detection-and-discrimination-of-trace-fe-3-and-fe-2-in-water-for-live-cell-imaging
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Santu Maity, Nira Parshi, Chandraday Prodhan, Keya Chaudhuri, Jhuma Ganguly
A three-dimensional fluorescent hydrogel based on chitosan, polyvinyl alcohol and 9-anthraldehyde (ChPA) has been successfully designed and synthesized for the selective detection and discrimination of Fe3+ and Fe2+ in aqueous environment. The unique characteristics of ChPA has been confirmed by the Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), rheological measurement, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetry and differential thermogravimetry (TG-DTG), ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis), fluorescence studies, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX), x-ray diffraction (XRD) and dynamic light scattering (DLS)...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773218/kleine-levin-syndrome-the-contribution-of-pet-scan-and-hydrogen-breath-test-for-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth
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Andrea Melpignano, Giulia Milioli, Anna Bertelè, Anna Elisabetta Vaudano, Caterina Ghetti, Liborio Parrino, Livia Ruffini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772552/pet-ct-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-osteosarcoma
#7
Xiaojuan Zhang, Zhe Guan
Osteosarcoma is an aggressive malignancy that usually occurs in children and young adults, and long-term survival is only about 20% in patients with metastasis or recurrent disease. Traditional non-invasive techniques, such as positron-emission tomography (PET) scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scanning, may not identify single lesions in the early stage or accurately detect small lesions. A novel technique, positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), which is widely used in clinical practice, shows more accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity in the diagnosis of osteosarcoma...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771718/evaluation-of-drug-effects-on-cerebral-blood-flow-and-glucose-uptake-in-un-anesthetized-and-un-stimulated-rats-application-of-free-moving-apparatus-enabling-to-keep-rats-free-during-pet-spect-tracer-injection-and-uptake
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Taku Sugita, Yusuke Kondo, Seigo Ishino, Ikuo Mori, Takashi Horiguchi, Mikako Ogawa, Yasuhiro Magata
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is the development of novel fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG)-PET and Tc-hexamethylpropylene amine oxime (HMPAO) SPECT methods with free-moving apparatus on conscious rats to investigate brain activity without the effects of anesthesia and tactual stimulation. We also assessed the sensitivity of the experimental system by an intervention study using fluoxetine as a reference drug. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A catheter was inserted into the femoral vein and connected to a free-moving cannula system...
May 15, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771605/bilateral-conjunctival-granulomas-in-a-young-lady-with-hypereosinophilic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Kalpana Babu, Bhagya Sudheer, S Krishna Kumar
PURPOSE: To report an interesting case of bilateral conjunctival granulomas in a young lady with hypereosiniophilic syndrome. MATERIALS & METHODS: Retrospective interventional case report Results: A 37-year-old lady presented with irritation and redness in both eyes of 15-day duration. She had a history of abdominal pain and diarrhea since 8 months for which she has been extensively investigated including a positron emission tomography (PET) scan and an ileal biopsy which showed chronic granulomatous inflammation with eosinophils...
May 17, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771362/rates-of-cerebral-protein-synthesis-in-primary-visual-cortex-during-sleep-dependent-memory-consolidation-a-study-in-human-subjects
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Dante Picchioni, Kathleen C Schmidt, Kelly K McWhirter, Inna Loutaev, Adriana J Pavletic, Andrew M Speer, Alan J Zametkin, Ning Miao, Shrinivas Bishu, Kate M Turetsky, Anne S Morrow, Jeffrey L Nadel, Brittney C Evans, Diana M Vesselinovitch, Carrie A Sheeler, Thomas J Balkin, Carolyn B Smith
If protein synthesis during sleep is required for sleep-dependent memory consolidation, we might expect rates of cerebral protein synthesis (rCPS) to increase during sleep in the local brain circuits that support performance on a particular task following training on that task. To measure circuit-specific brain protein synthesis during a daytime nap opportunity, we used the L-[1-(11)C]leucine positron emission tomography (PET) method with simultaneous polysomnography. We trained subjects on the visual texture discrimination task (TDT)...
May 15, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769114/-68-ga-psma-pet-ct-for-the-evaluation-of-pulmonary-metastases-and-opacities-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#11
Jonathan Damjanovic, Jan-Carlo Janssen, Christian Furth, Gerd Diederichs, Thula Walter, Holger Amthauer, Marcus R Makowski
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the imaging properties of pulmonary metastases and benign opacities in 68 Ga-PSMA positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with prostate cancer (PC). METHODS: 68 Ga-PSMA-PET/CT scans of 739 PC patients available in our database were evaluated retrospectively for lung metastases and non-solid focal pulmonary opacities. Maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax ) were assessed by two- and three-dimensional regions of interest (2D/3D ROI)...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768331/the-value-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-patient-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#12
Jiazhong Ren, Guoren Yang, Jing Zhou, Zheng Fu
RATIONALE: Neurofibromatosis type one (NF1) is characterized by cutaneous and nervous lesions, and the tendency to form plexiform neurofibromas (PNFs). PNFs may undergo malignant transformation into a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs). MPNSTs often carry an significant morbidity and mortality. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 17-year-old man with gradually increased multiple subcutaneous soft lesions. He also presented with numerous lentigines and multiple café-au-lait macules on his body...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766246/comparison-of-68-ga-ga-psma-11-pet-ct-with-18-f-naf-pet-ct-in-the-evaluation-of-bone-metastases-in-metastatic-prostate-cancer-patients-prior-to-radionuclide-therapy
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Christian Uprimny, Anna Svirydenka, Josef Fritz, Alexander Stephan Kroiss, Bernhard Nilica, Clemens Decristoforo, Roland Haubner, Elisabeth von Guggenberg, Sabine Buxbaum, Wolfgang Horninger, Irene Johanna Virgolini
AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the diagnostic performance of 68 Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT in the evaluation of bone metastases in metastatic prostate cancer (PC) patients scheduled for radionuclide therapy in comparison to [18 F]sodium fluoride (18 F-NaF) PET/CT. METHODS: Sixteen metastatic PC patients with known skeletal metastases, who underwent both 68 Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT and 18 F-NaF PET/CT for assessment of metastatic burden prior to radionuclide therapy, were analysed retrospectively...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764500/the-role-of-initial-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-the-management-of-patients-with-suspected-extramedullary-plasmocytoma
#14
Linqi Zhang, Xu Zhang, Qiao He, Rusen Zhang, Wei Fan
BACKGROUND: Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is a plasma cell malignancy that originates in soft tissues without evidence of systemic spread, and its management differs from other plasma cell neoplasms. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the role of initial 18 F-FDG PET/CT in the management of patients with clinical suspected EMP. METHODS: 18 F-FDG PET/CT scans performed in 21 patients (M/F = 12/9, mean age 51.1 ± 15.3 years) with clear suspicion of EMP from 2006 to 2015 were analysed retrospectively...
May 15, 2018: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762262/18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-combined-with-computed-tomography-as-a-diagnostic-tool-in-native-valve-endocarditis
#15
Ilse J E Kouijzer, Marvin A H Berrevoets, Erik H J G Aarntzen, Janneke de Vries, Arie P J van Dijk, Wim J G Oyen, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Chantal P Bleeker-Rovers
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the value of F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography combined with computed tomography (F-FDG-PET/CT) in diagnosing native valve endocarditis (NVE). PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with bacteremia and suspicion of NVE between January 2013 and June 2016 were identified from the hospitals' register and retrospectively included if echocardiography and F-FDG-PET/CT were performed within 14 days. F-FDG-PET/CT scans were scored independently by two nuclear medicine physicians...
May 14, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762240/temporal-uptake-patterns-of-18f-fluorocholine-among-hyperfunctioning-parathyroid-glands
#16
David Morland, Capucine Richard, François Godard, Sophie Deguelte, Brigitte Delemer
Optimal scan time of 18F-fluorocholine (FCH) PET/CT for localization of hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands is poorly documented. We report a small series of 9 histologically proven hyperfunctioning parathyroid gland with heterogeneous temporal uptake profile. Thirty-minute dynamic acquisition starting just after 18F-fluorocholine administration and delayed acquisition were recorded. Three different uptake patterns are seen (early washout, stable uptake, late increase) indicating the importance of an early (5-10 minutes) acquisition...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761365/visual-rating-and-computer-assisted-analysis-of-fdg-pet-in-the-prediction-of-conversion-to-alzheimer-s-disease-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
#17
Jae Myeong Kang, Jun-Young Lee, Yu Kyeong Kim, Bo Kyung Sohn, Min Soo Byun, Ji Eun Choi, Soo Kyung Son, Hyung-Jun Im, Jae-Hoon Lee, Young Hoon Ryu, Dong Young Lee
BACKGROUND: Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is useful to predict Alzheimer's disease (AD) conversion in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). However, few studies have examined the extent to which FDG PET alone can predict AD conversion and compared the efficacy between visual and computer-assisted analysis directly. OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to evaluate the value of FDG PET in predicting the conversion to AD in patients with MCI and to compare the predictive values of visual reading and computer-assisted analysis...
May 14, 2018: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760596/-11-c-methionine-positron-emission-tomography-for-target-delineation-of-recurrent-glioblastoma-in-re-irradiation-planning
#18
Hidekazu Tanaka, Takahiro Yamaguchi, Kae Hachiya, Kazuhiro Miwa, Jun Shinoda, Masahide Hayashi, Shinichi Ogawa, Hironori Nishibori, Satoshi Goshima, Masayuki Matsuo
Aim: To define the optimal margin on MRI scans in the re-radiation planning of recurrent glioblastoma using methionine positron emission tomography (MET-PET). Background: It would be very useful if the optimal margin on MRI to cover the uptake area on MET-PET is known. Materials and Methods: CT, MRI, and MET-PET were performed separately over the course of 2 weeks. Among the MRI scans, we used the contrast-enhanced T1-weighted images (Gd-MRI) and T2-weighted images (T2-MRI)...
May 2018: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759331/prognostic-value-of-pretreatment-fdg-pet-parameters-in-high-dose-image-guided-radiotherapy-for-oligometastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
Alexander L Chin, Kiran A Kumar, Haiwei H Guo, Peter G Maxim, Heather Wakelee, Joel W Neal, Maximillian Diehn, Billy W Loo, Michael F Gensheimer
BACKGROUND: Emerging data support aggressive local treatment of oligometastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. We sought to determine whether the metabolic burden of disease found by fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography at the time of high-dose radiotherapy (RT) for oligometastatic NSCLC can serve as a prognostic biomarker. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 67 RT treatment courses in 55 patients with oligometastatic NSCLC who had undergone high-dose RT to all sites of active disease at our institution...
April 19, 2018: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755846/repeatability-of-fdg-pet-ct-metrics-assessed-in-free-breathing-and-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-in-lung-cancer-patients
#20
Lotte Nygård, Marianne C Aznar, Barbara M Fischer, Gitte F Persson, Charlotte B Christensen, Flemming L Andersen, Mirjana Josipovic, Seppo W Langer, Andreas Kjær, Ivan R Vogelius, Søren M Bentzen
We measured the repeatability of FDG PET/CT uptake metrics when acquiring scans in free breathing (FB) conditions compared with deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) for locally advanced lung cancer. Twenty patients were enrolled in this prospective study. Two FDG PET/CT scans per patient were conducted few days apart and in two breathing conditions (FB and DIBH). This resulted in four scans per patient. Up to four FDG PET avid lesions per patient were contoured. The following FDG metrics were measured in all lesions and in all four scans: Standardized uptake value (SUV)peak , SUVmax , SUVmean , metabolic tumor volume (MTV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG), based on an isocontur of 50% of SUVmax ...
2018: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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