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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435761/dual-energy-ct-in-head-and-neck-imaging
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REVIEW
Elise D Roele, Veronique C M L Timmer, Lauretta A A Vaassen, Anna M J L van Kroonenburgh, A A Postma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To explain the technique of Dual-energy CT (DECT) and highlight its applications and advantages in head and neck radiology. RECENT FINDINGS: Using DECT, additional datasets can be created next to conventional images. In head and neck radiology, three material decomposition algorithms can be used for improved lesion detection and delineation of the tumor. Iodine concentration measurements can aid in differentiating malignant from nonmalignant lymph nodes and benign posttreatment changes from tumor recurrence...
2017: Current Radiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435466/design-of-tumor-acidity-responsive-sheddable-nanoparticles-for-fluorescence-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-photodynamic-therapy
#2
Feng Fan, Yue Yu, Fei Zhong, Meng Gao, Tianmeng Sun, Jiaxin Liu, Huimao Zhang, Haisheng Qian, Wei Tao, Xianzhu Yang
Imaging-guided cancer therapy, which integrates diagnostic and therapeutic functionalities into a single system, holds great promise to enhance the accuracy of diagnosis and improve the efficacy of therapy. Specifically, for photodynamic therapy (PDT), it is highly desirable to precisely focus laser light onto the tumor areas to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are cytotoxic tumor cells and avoid light-associated side effects. Herein, a distinct three-layer nanostructured particle with tumor acidity-responsiveness (S-NP) that encapsulates the photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) and chelates Gd(3+) is successfully developed for fluorescence/magnetic resonance (MR) dual-model imaging-guided precision PDT...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435455/the-netpet-score-combining-fdg-and-somatostatin-receptor-imaging-for-optimal-management-of-patients-with-metastatic-well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumors
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EDITORIAL
Elif Hindié
Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are often metastatic at the time of diagnosis. Metastatic well-differentiated (G1/G2) NET may display a wide range of behaviors, ranging from indolent to aggressive, even within apparently homogeneous categories. Thus, selecting the optimal treatment strategy is a challenging task. Somatostatin receptor imaging (SRI) is the standard molecular imaging technique for well-differentiated NET. When performed with (68)Ga-labeled somatostatin analogs (SRI-PET), it offers exquisite sensitivity for disease staging...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435454/dual-somatostatin-receptor-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-in-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-proposal-for-a-novel-grading-scheme-with-prognostic-significance
#4
David Lh Chan, Nick Pavlakis, Geoffrey P Schembri, Elizabeth J Bernard, Edward Hsiao, Aimee Hayes, Tristan Barnes, Connie Diakos, Mustafa Khasraw, Jaswinder Samra, Enid Eslick, Paul J Roach, Alexander Engel, Stephen J Clarke, Dale L Bailey
Background: PET scans using FDG and somatostatin receptor imaging agents have both been used to study neuroendocrine tumours. Most reports have documented the sensitivity and specificity of each radiopharmaceutical independently, and even suggested the superiority of one over the other for different grades of disease. Aim: The aim of this work was to develop a grading scheme that describes the joint results of both the FDG and somatostatin receptor imaging PET scans in staging subjects with neuroendocrine tumours in a single combined parameter...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433935/distinct-on-off-fluorescence-signals-from-dual-responsive-activatable-nanoprobes-allows-detection-of-inflammation-with-improved-contrast
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Mathieu L Viger, Guillaume Collet, Jacques Lux, Viet Anh Nguyen Huu, Monica Guma, Alexandra Foucault-Collet, Jason Olejniczak, Shivanjali Joshi-Barr, Gary S Firestein, Adah Almutairi
Visualization of biochemical changes associated with disease is of great clinical significance, as it should allow earlier, more accurate diagnosis than structural imaging, facilitating timely clinical intervention. Herein, we report combining stimuli-responsive polymers and near-infrared fluorescent dyes (emission max: 790 nm) to create robust activatable fluorescent nanoprobes capable of simultaneously detecting acidosis and oxidative stress associated with inflammatory microenvironments. The spectrally-resolved mechanism of fluorescence activation allows removal of unwanted background signal (up to 20-fold reduction) and isolation of a pure activated signal, which enables sensitive and unambiguous localization of inflamed areas; target-to-background ratios reach 22 as early as 3 h post-injection...
March 28, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429357/inhibition-of-pulmonary-carcinoma-proliferation-or-metastasis-of-mir-218-via-down-regulating-cdcp1-expression
#6
X-J Zeng, Y-H Wu, M Luo, P-G Cong, H Yu
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary carcinoma is one common malignant tumor with a high risk of recurrence and metastasis. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common subtype. As one tumor biomarker, microRNA (miR) has tissue sensitivity and can facilitate oncogene or inhibit tumor suppressor gene. MiR-218 has abnormal expression and can work as one molecular marker for tumors. However, its expression and function mechanism in lung cancer cells have not been fully illustrated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro cultured pulmonary adenoma A549 cells and normal bronchial epithelial cell line 16HBE were tested for miR-218 expression...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426362/predicting-change-in-an-integrated-dual-diagnosis-substance-abuse-intensive-outpatient-program
#7
Edward A Wise, David L Streiner, Robert J Gallop
Research on routine outcome monitoring in psychotherapy settings is plentiful but not without implementation obstacles. In fact, there is a relative dearth of real-time outcome monitoring in substance use treatment settings. Numerous barriers to the development and implementation of clinical decision support tools and outcome monitoring of substance use patients, including the need to establish expected trajectories of change and use of reliable change indices have been identified (Goodman, McKay, & DePhilippis, 2013 )...
June 7, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425537/using-fluorescently-labeled-magnetic-nanocomposites-as-a-dual-contrast-agent-for-optical-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Taofeng Zhu, Xiuqin Ma, Ruhua Chen, Zhijun Ge, Jun Xu, Xiaoke Shen, Lei Jia, Tao Zhou, Yifeng Luo, Tieliang Ma
Dual-modality imaging probes synergistically combine magnetic resonance (MR) and fluorescence into a single nanocomposite. This promising technique affords a new level of flexibility for molecular imaging uses in biomedical research. In this study, we report a new strategy for the synthesis of a novel attapulgite nanorod-based atta@Fe3O4@[Ru(bpy)2(fmp)]Cl2 nanocomposite (atta@Fe3O4@Ru NC). Our synthesized NC has both photoluminescent and magnetic properties, bright fluorescence, as well as significant magnetic resonance...
April 20, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422739/diagnostic-role-of-wnt-pathway-gene-promoter-methylation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#9
Shunlin Liu, Xiaoying Chen, Ruhua Chen, Jinzhi Wang, Guoliang Zhu, Jianzhong Jiang, Hongwei Wang, Shiwei Duan, Jianan Huang
Wnt signal pathway genes are known to be involved with cancer development. Here we tested the hypothesis whether DNA methylation of genes part of the Wnt signaling pathway could help the diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The methylation levels of SFRP1, SFRP2, WIF1 and PRKCB in 111 NSCLC patients were evaluated by quantitative methylation-specific PCR (qMSP). Promoter methylation levels of four candidate genes were significantly higher in tumor tissues compared with the adjacent tissues. SFRP1, SFRP2 and PRKCB genes were all shown to be good predictors of NSCLC risk (SFRP1: AUC = 0...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422393/accuracy-and-response-time-of-dual-biomarker-model-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-1-alpha-fetoprotein-amnioquick-duo-in-comparison-to-placental-alpha-microglobulin-1-test-in-diagnosis-of-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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George Uchenna Eleje, Euzebus Chinonye Ezugwu, Ahizechukwu Chigoziem Eke, Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Ikechebelu, Chukwuemeka Okwudili Ezeama, Ifeanyichukwu Uzoma Ezebialu, Nnabuike Okechukwu Ojiegbe, Chukwudi Celestine Obiora, Charles Ikechukwu Okafor, Gerald Okanandu Udigwe, Betrand Obi Nwosu, Frank O Ezugwu
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine accuracy and response time of duo of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1)/alpha-fetoprotein (Amnioquick duo+) versus placental alpha-microglobulin-1 (PAMG-1) in diagnosing premature rupture of membranes (PROM). METHODS: A multicenter prospective study was conducted among women with features suggestive of PROM between 24 and 42 gestational weeks (GW). PROM was confirmed post-delivery based on presence of any two of these criteria: delivery within 48 h to 7 days, chorioamnionitis, membranes overtly ruptured at delivery, and adverse perinatal outcomes strongly correlated with prolonged PROM...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420619/analysis-of-variants-in-upstream-open-reading-frames-of-human-globin-related-genes
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Ye Yuhua, Zhang Qianqian, Zhong Jianmei, Li Yihong, Zhang Li, Yu Qiuxia, Xu Xiangmin
β-thalassemia is an autosomal recessive monogenic disease that is caused by defects in the production of β-like globin chains. Activation of γ-globin gene and the increase in fetal hemoglobin expression have been demonstrated as one of the most important factors to ameliorate the clinical outcome of β-thalassemia patients. In this study, 202 genes or miRNAs associated with human hemoglobin gene expression from 1802 β-thalassemia patients were analyzed with target capture and next generation sequencing strategies in terms of functional variants that might affect hemoglobin gene expression...
March 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420444/case-report-acth-secreting-pituitary-carcinoma-metastatic-to-the-liver-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-atypical-pituitary-adenoma-and-cushing-s-disease
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Amy S Joehlin-Price, Douglas A Hardesty, Christina A Arnold, Lawrence S Kirschner, Daniel M Prevedello, Norman L Lehman
BACKGROUND: Pituitary carcinoma is a rare entity requiring the presence of metastasis to confirm its malignant potential. We report a case of pituitary carcinoma and discuss the diagnosis and management of this lesion in relation to the existing literature. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient is a 51-year-old woman with Cushing's disease and intact adrenal glands who was diagnosed with metastatic pituitary carcinoma to the liver, 29 months after initial resection of an ACTH-secreting primary atypical pituitary adenoma (APA)...
April 18, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420281/long-term-follow-up-of-antithrombotic-management-patterns-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-russia-an-observational-study-epicor-rus-study
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Mikhail Ya Ruda, Oleg V Averkov, Yunona V Khomitskaya
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to describe the short- and long-term (up to 2 years) antithrombotic management patterns in a real-life setting for patients hospitalized for an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event, and to document clinical outcomes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: EPICOR-RUS was a multicenter (34 centers), prospective, observational, longitudinal cohort study conducted across Russia on antithrombotic management in hospitalized (within 24 hours of symptom onset) ACS patients with 2 year follow-up...
April 19, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416757/theranostic-imaging-of-liver-cancer-using-targeted-optical-mri-dual-modal-probes
#14
Qingshan Chen, Wenting Shang, Chaoting Zeng, Kun Wang, Xiaoyuan Liang, Chongwei Chi, Xiao Liang, Jian Yang, Chihua Fang, Jie Tian
The accurate preoperative detection and intraoperative navigation afforded by imaging techniques have had significant impact on the success of liver cancer surgeries. However, it is difficult to achieve satisfactory performance in both diagnosis and surgical treatment processes using any single modality imaging method. Here, we report the synthesis and characteristics of a novel dual-modality magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) probe and verify its feasibility in nude mouse models with liver cancer...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414253/suggestions-for-assessment-of-muscle-mass-in-primary-care-setting
#15
Ozlem Yilmaz, Gulistan Bahat
Sarcopenia is one of the prevalent geriatric syndromes that adversely affects the functionality in the older adults. The diagnosis of sarcopenia requires documentation of decreased muscle mass and decreased muscle strength or physical function. The implication of user-friendly and inexpensive methods that could be used to assess sarcopenia in real-life settings is suggested in a recent debate paper. For muscle mass assessment, bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA), and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) were described as having the same ease for muscle mass assessment in terms of applicability...
April 17, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413078/evaluation-of-immunochromatographic-test-ict-strips-for-the-serological-detection-of-babesia-bovis-and-babesia-bigemina-infection-in-cattle-from-western-java-indonesia
#16
Azirwan Guswanto, Puttik Allamanda, Euis Siti Mariamah, Tserendorf Munkjargal, Bumduuren Tuvshintulga, Hitoshi Takemae, Thillaiampalam Sivakumar, Mahmoud AbouLaila, Mohamad Alaa Terkawi, Madoka Ichikawa-Seki, Yoshifumi Nishikawa, Naoaki Yokoyama, Ikuo Igarashi
Three types of immunochromatographic test (ICT) strips were prepared for the detection of an antibody response against spherical body protein 4 (SBP-4) of Babesia bovis (bovICT), C-terminal-truncated rhoptry-associated protein 1 (rRAP1/CT17) of B. bigemina (bigICT), and the combination of both proteins (dual-ICT). The evaluation of their performance was conducted using a confirmed positive and negative serum panel for B. bovis and B. bigemina. Together with ELISA, the ICT strips were applied to determine the seroprevalence of bovine babesiosis in Western Java, Indonesia...
April 10, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404952/high-throughput-detection-of-clinically-targetable-alterations-using-next-generation-sequencing
#17
Julie A Vendrell, David Grand, Isabelle Rouquette, Valérie Costes, Samira Icher, Janick Selves, Marion Larrieux, Aurore Barbe, Pierre Brousset, Jérôme Solassol
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has revolutionized the therapeutic care of patients by allowing high-throughput and parallel sequencing of large numbers of genes in a single run. However, most of available commercialized cancer panels target a large number of mutations that do not have direct therapeutic implications and that are not fully adapted to low quality formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples. Here, we designed an amplicon-based NGS panel assay of 16 currently actionable genes according to the most recent recommendations of the French National Cancer Institute (NCI)...
March 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402708/diagnosing-sarcopenia-in-male-patients-with-cirrhosis-by-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-estimates-of-appendicular-skeletal-muscle-mass
#18
Giliane Belarmino, Maria Cristina Gonzalez, Priscila Sala, Raquel Susana Torrinhas, Wellington Andraus, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Rosa Maria R Pereira, Valéria F Caparbo, Eduardo Ferrioli, Karina Pfrimer, Lucas Damiani, Steven B Heymsfield, Dan L Waitzberg
BACKGROUND: Ascites in cirrhotic patients interfere with accurate assessment of skeletal muscle when diagnosing sarcopenia. We hypothesized measurement of appendicular skeletal muscle index (ASMI) with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) improves the diagnosis of sarcopenia in cirrhotic patients as ASMI does not include the fluid-filled abdominal compartment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if ASMI is influenced by ascites, lower limb edema (LLE) and predicts mortality alone or combined with handgrip strength (HGS) in cirrhotic patients...
April 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401803/imaging-advances-for-urolithiasis
#19
Joanne Andrea Dale, Rajan T Gupta, Daniele Marin, Michael Eric Lipkin, Glenn M Preminger
The prevalence of urinary stones in the United States has been described as 1 in 11 persons reporting a history of stones. Imaging plays a crucial role in diagnosis, management and follow-up for these patients and imaging technology over the last 100 years has advanced as the disease prevalence has increased. Computed tomography (CT) remains the gold standard for imaging urolithiasis and changes in this technology, with the addition of multidetector CT and dual-energy CT, as well as the changes in utilization of CT, have decreased the radiation dose encountered by patients and allowed for improved stone detection...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401118/frequency-of-and-variation-in-low-value-care-in-primary-care-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ciara Pendrith, Meghan Bhatia, Noah M Ivers, Graham Mecredy, Karen Tu, Gillian A Hawker, Susan B Jaglal, Lynn Wilson, Kimberly Wintemute, Richard H Glazier, Wendy Levinson, R Sacha Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Low-value care, defined as care with a lack of benefit, can lead to higher health care costs, inconvenience to patients and, in some cases, harm to patients. The objectives of this study are to conduct exploratory analyses to understand how frequently selected low-value tests are ordered, to assess the degree of variation in ordering that exists across regions and practices, and to identify services that may warrant further investigation and targeted interventions. METHODS: We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study using administrative health care databases from Ontario to identify rates of use of the following low-value services between fiscal years 2008/09 and 2012/13: computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after a diagnosis of low back pain, Papanicolaou testing in women less than 21 years of age or older than 69 years of age and repeated dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scanning within 2 years of an index scan...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
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