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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812895/correlating-free-volume-hole-distribution-to-the-glass-transition-temperature-of-epoxy-polymers
#1
Amin Aramoon, Timothy D Breitzman, Christopher F Woodward, Jaafar A El-Awady
A new algorithm is developed to quantify the free-volume hole distribution and its evolution in coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations of polymeric networks. This is achieved by analyzing the geometry of the network rather than a voxelized image of the structure to accurately and efficiently find and quantify free-volume hole distributions within large scale simulations of polymer networks. The free-volume holes are quantified by fitting the largest ellipsoids and spheres in the free-volumes between polymer chains...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812134/elevated-tumor-to-liver-uptake-ratio-tlr-from-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-stage-iia-colorectal-cancer-following-curative-resection
#2
Jun Huang, Liang Huang, Jiaming Zhou, Yinghua Duan, Zhanwen Zhang, Xiaoyan Wang, Pinzhu Huang, Shuyun Tan, Ping Hu, Jianping Wang, Meijin Huang
PURPOSE: The prognostic value of the tumor-to-liver uptake ratio (TLR) from 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) in the early stage of colorectal cancer (CRC) is unclear. Notably, some stage IIA CRC patients experience early recurrence even after curative resection and might benefit from neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy. This study aims to evaluate whether elevated TLR from (18)F-FDG-PET/CT can predict poor prognosis in stage IIA CRC patients undergoing curative resection...
August 15, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812120/risk-adapted-robotic-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-inoperable-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#3
Susanne Temming, Martin Kocher, Erich Stoelben, Lars Hagmeyer, De-Hua Chang, Konrad Frank, Khosro Hekmat, Juergen Wolf, Wolfgang W Baus, Robert Semrau, Christian Baues, S Marnitz
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy and toxicity of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with CyberKnife® (Accuray, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) in a selected cohort of primary, medically inoperable early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS: From 2012 to 2016, 106 patients (median age 74 years, range 50-94 years) with primary NSCLC were treated with SBRT using CyberKnife®. Histologic confirmation was available in 87 patients (82%). For mediastinal staging, 92 patients (87%) underwent (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography (18-FDG-PET) and/or endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided lymph node biopsy or mediastinoscopy...
August 15, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811997/estimation-of-kidneys-and-urinary-bladder-doses-based-on-the-region-of-interest-in-18-fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-examination-a-preliminary-study
#4
Farida Aimi Mustapha, Farahnaz Ahmad Anwar Bashah, Ihsan M Yassin, Ahmad Saad Fathinul Fikri, Abdul Jalil Nordin, Hairil Rashmizal Abdul Razak
BACKGROUND: Kidneys and urinary bladder are common physiologic uptake sites of 18fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) causing increased exposure of low energy ionizing radiation to these organs. Accurate measurement of organ dose is vital as (18)F-FDG is directly exposed to the organs. Organ dose from (18)F-FDG PET is calculated according to the injected (18)F-FDG activity with the application of dose coefficients established by International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811996/experimental-method-and-statistical-analysis-to-fit-tumor-growth-model-using-spect-ct-imaging-a-preclinical-study
#5
Ivan Hidrovo, Joyoni Dey, Megan E Chesal, Dmytro Shumilov, Narayan Bhusal, J Michael Mathis
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, several theoretical tumor-models have been developed to describe tumor growth. Oncology imaging is performed using various modalities including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET). Our goal is to extract useful, otherwise hidden, quantitative biophysical parameters (such as growth-rate, tumor-necrotic-factor, etc.) from these serial images of tumors by fitting mathematical models to images...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811797/ct-findings-and-features-of-postoperative-abdominal-infection-patients-with-pancreatic-carcinoma
#6
Yuzhuo Ma, Guangsheng Liu, Lingling Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the values of Computed Tomography (CT) in diagnosing postoperative pancreatic surgeryabdominalinfection and its efficacy and to provide a reasonable method for the diagnosis of abdominal infection. METHODS: Seventy-two patients who were confirmed as resectablepancreatic carcinoma by physical examination, CT, positron emission tomography (PET)/CT, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ER-CP), endoscopic ultrasonography and mesenteric angiography and were admitted to the Binzhou People's Hospital, Shandong, China, from July 2013 to July 2015 were randomly selected...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811068/a-positron-emission-tomography-study-of-the-serotonergic-system-in-relation-to-anxiety-in-depression
#7
Zafer Iscan, Gopalkumar Rakesh, Samantha Rossano, Jie Yang, Mengru Zhang, Jeffrey Miller, Gregory M Sullivan, Priya Sharma, Matthew McClure, Maria A Oquendo, J John Mann, Ramin V Parsey, Christine DeLorenzo
Symptoms of anxiety are highly comorbid with major depressive disorder (MDD) and are known to alter the course of the disease. To help elucidate the biological underpinnings of these prevalent disorders, we previously examined the relationship between components of anxiety (somatic, psychic and motoric) and serotonin 1A receptor (5-HT1A) binding in MDD and found that higher psychic and lower somatic anxiety was associated with greater 5-HT1A binding. In this work, we sought to examine the correlation between these anxiety symptom dimensions and 5-HTT binding...
August 12, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810558/functional-assessment-of-prefrontal-lobes-in-patients-with-major-depression-disorder-using-a-dual-mode-technique-of-3d-arterial-spin-labeling-and-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
#8
Chang Fu, Dapeng Shi, Yongju Gao, Junling Xu
The aim of this study was to explore the functions of cerebral blood perfusion and glucose metabolism in the prefrontal lobe of patients with major depression disorder (MDD), and to analyze the correlations between these functional changes and depressive symptoms. 3D-arterial spin labeling (ASL) and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) were successfully performed in 17 patients with MDD and 16 healthy controls in a resting state. The depressive symptoms of the patients were classified into seven factors and scored with the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810315/-adult-peripheral-primary-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
M H Hu, F Long, S J Jiang
Objective: To analyze the clinical features, diagnosis and differential diagnosis of peripheral primary neuroectodermal tumor(pPNET). Methods: The clinical data and diagnosis of a patient with rapid progressive pPNET in Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University in January 2016 was reported and the related literatures were reviewed.The literature reviews were carried out respectively in CNKI, Wanfang and PubMed by July 2016 with "primitive neurotodermal tumour" and "PNET" being the search term from March 1994 to July 2016, including 13 articles...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809123/-18-fdg-pet-ct-in-routine-surveillance-of-asymptomatic-patients-following-treatment-of-sinonasal-neoplasms
#10
Alan D Workman, Jordan T Glicksman, Arjun K Parasher, Ryan M Carey, Steven G Brooks, David W Kennedy, Seyed A Nabavizadeh, Kim O Learned, James N Palmer, Nithin D Adappa
Objective Sinonasal neoplasms have a high rate of recurrence following treatment, and current guidelines support the use of a variety of surveillance techniques. Recent work demonstrates that performance parameters of surveillance modalities may differ with sinonasal tumors in particular when compared with head and neck tumors overall. This study aims to characterize the value of (18)fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) as a screening tool in asymptomatic patients...
August 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808756/relationship-between-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-accumulation-and-the-braf-v600e-mutation-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#11
Jae Won Chang, Ki Wan Park, Jae Hyung Heo, Seung-Nam Jung, Lihua Liu, Sung Min Kim, In Sun Kwon, Bon Seok Koo
BACKGROUND: To determine whether (18)F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG)-PET/CT is useful for predicting the BRAF (V600E) mutation status of a primary papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed in 108 patients who underwent (18)F-FDG positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) for staging before thyroidectomy and BRAF analysis in biopsy-confirmed PTC. The maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) of the primary tumor was calculated according to FDG accumulation...
August 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808572/a-mesenteric-solid-tumor-with-unusual-features-in-a-young-male-a-case-report
#12
Yoshitoshi Ichikawa, Tamaki Maeda, Gaku Mizojiri, Satoshi Ishikawa, Takaomi Hagi, Kimiaki Hattori, Hiroshi Oka
The current study presents a mesenteric mesenchymal tumor case, with unusual features in diagnostic imaging and histology. A 16-year-old male was admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT) revealed an abdominal mass, 2 cm in diameter. The results of contrast-enhanced CT, magnetic resonance imaging and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography indicated no specific features suggestive of its histology. Two arteries branching from the superior mesenteric artery were observed feeding the hypervascular tumor...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806782/the-use-of-18f-fluoro-deoxy-glucose-positron-emission-tomography-18f-fdg-pet-as-a-non-invasive-pharmacodynamic-biomarker-to-determine-the-minimally-pharmacologically-active-dose-of-azd8835-a-novel-pi3k%C3%AE-inhibitor
#13
Juliana Maynard, Sally-Ann Emmas, Francois-Xavier Ble, Herve Barjat, Emily Lawrie, Urs Hancox, Urszula M Polanska, Alison Pritchard, Kevin Hudson
BACKGROUND: The phosphatidyl inositol 3 kinase (PI3K), AKT and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signal transduction pathway is frequently de-regulated and activated in human cancer and is an important therapeutic target. AZD8835 is a PI3K inhibitor, with selectivity against PI3K α and δ isoforms, which is currently in Phase 1 clinical trials. 18F-Fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET) is a non-invasive pharmacodynamic imaging biomarker that has become an integral part of drug development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806184/noninfectious-aortitis-what-the-cardiologist-needs-to-know
#14
Ingolf Töpel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To sum up a group of noninfectious inflammatory diseases of the aorta and its branches relevant to a cardiologist's daily routine. To describe pathogenetic and clinical advances as well as modern diagnostic tools. To overview most recent treatment options and patient-tailored therapies. To provide an insight in future directions of research. RECENT FINDINGS: Pathophysiology of large vessel vasculitides (LVV) are still poorly defined. At least a certain number of patients with idiopathic periaortitis seem to part of the group of IgG4-related diseases which has implications for therapy...
August 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805609/efficacy-of-pet-ct-to-exclude-leiomyoma-in-patients-with-lesions-suspicious-for-uterine-sarcoma-on-mri
#15
Soshi Kusunoki, Yasuhisa Terao, Takafumi Ujihira, Kazunari Fujino, Hiroshi Kaneda, Miki Kimura, Tsuyoshi Ota, Satoru Takeda
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the efficacy of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for the diagnosis of uterine sarcoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-four patients evaluated between January 2010 and March 2015 were retrospectively enrolled. All patients in whom uterine sarcoma was suspected based on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings (heterogeneous, high signal intensity on T2-weighted images and/or high intensity on T1-weighted images) underwent PET/CT for further assessment...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805131/brain-positron-emission-tomography-with-2-18-f-2-deoxi-d-glucose-of-patients-with-dystonia-and-essential-tremor-detects-differences-between-these-disorders
#16
Vadim Belenky, Andrei Stanzhevsky, Olga Klicenko, Alexandr Skoromets
We studied patients with dystonia (D) and essential tremor (ET) using positron emission tomography (PET) equipped with Cortex ID software. This allowed PET brain visualisation to be compared to scans of a control group by means of the z-score. The study revealed hypo-metabolism in both D and ET groups, and additionally revealed a difference between these two groups of patients in certain areas of the brain. These two nosological forms overlap in clinical features and are difficult to differentiate. The PET picture may help to provide a differential diagnosis in addition to the biochemical difference in dopamine exchange previously revealed by us in this group of patients...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804704/hypoxia-in-cervical-cancer-from-biology-to-imaging
#17
REVIEW
Heidi Lyng, Eirik Malinen
PURPOSE: Hypoxia imaging may improve identification of cervical cancer patients at risk of treatment failure and be utilized in treatment planning and monitoring, but its clinical potential is far from fully realized. Here, we briefly describe the biology of hypoxia in cervix tumors of relevance for imaging, and evaluate positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques that have shown promise for assessing hypoxia in a clinical setting. We further discuss emerging imaging approaches, and how imaging can play a role in future treatment strategies to target hypoxia...
2017: Clinical and Translational Imaging: Reviews in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804457/association-between-hypometabolism-in-the-supplementary-motor-area-and-fear-of-falling-in-older-adults
#18
Ryota Sakurai, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Masashi Yasunaga, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Kazuyuki Kanosue, Manuel Montero-Odasso, Kenji Ishii
Background: A better understanding of the neural mechanisms that underlie the development of fear of falling (FoF) in seniors may help to detect potential treatable factors and reduce future falls. We therefore investigate the neural correlates of FoF in older adults using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET). Methods: This cohort study included 117 community-dwelling older adults. At baseline, participants were assessed for FoF, psychiatric symptoms, walking speed, global cognition and cerebral glucose metabolism with FDG-PET...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803798/radiosynthesis-and-preclinical-pet-evaluation-of-89-zr-nivolumab-bms-936558-in-healthy-non-human-primates
#19
Erin L Cole, Joonyoung Kim, David J Donnelly, R Adam Smith, Daniel Cohen, Virginie Lafont, Paul E Morin, Richard Y-C Huang, Patrick L Chow, Wendy Hayes, Samuel Bonacorsi
Cancer immunotherapy, unlike traditional cytotoxic chemotherapeutic treatments, engages the immune system to identify cancer cells and stimulate immune responses. The Programmed Death-1 (PD-1) protein is an immunoinhibitory receptor expressed by activated cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTL) that seek out and destroy cancer cells. Multiple cancer types express and upregulate the Programmed Death-Ligand 1 (PD-L1) and 2 (PD-L2) which bind to PD-1 as an immune escape mechanism. Nivolumab is a fully human IgG4 anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody (mAb) approved for treatment of multiple cancer types...
August 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802921/imaging-the-nonmotor-symptoms-in-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Tayyabah Yousaf, Heather Wilson, Marios Politis
Parkinson's disease is acknowledged to be a multisystem syndrome, manifesting as a result of multineuropeptide dysfunction, including dopaminergic, cholinergic, serotonergic, and noradrenergic deficits. This multisystem disorder ultimately leads to the presentation of a range of nonmotor symptoms, now appreciated to be an integral part of the disease-specific spectrum of symptoms, often preceding the diagnosis of motor Parkinson's disease. In this chapter, we review the dopaminergic and nondopaminergic basis of these symptoms by exploring the neuroimaging evidence based on several techniques including positron emission tomography, single-photon emission computed tomography molecular imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and diffusion tensor imaging...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
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