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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074327/when-should-negative-endobronchial-ultrasonography-findings-be-confirmed-by-a-more-invasive-procedure
#1
Basil S Nasir, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Moishe Liberman
The treatment of non-small cell lung cancer is largely dependent on accurate staging in order to determine appropriate therapy. Despite advances in imaging, such as computed tomography and positron emission tomography, invasive mediastinal staging is frequently needed to rule out mediastinal involvement prior to curative-intent stereotactic ablative radiotherapy or surgical resection. Surgical mediastinal staging with mediastinoscopy, or anterior mediastinotomy, were traditionally considered the gold standard for invasive mediastinal staging...
January 10, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052582/magnetically-driven-nanoparticles-18-fdg-radiolabelling-and-positron-emission-tomography-biodistribution-study
#2
Mariarosaria De Simone, Daniele Panetta, Emilia Bramanti, Cristiana Giordano, Maria C Salvatici, Lisa Gherardini, Arianna Menciassi, Silvia Burchielli, Caterina Cinti, Piero A Salvadori
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) have received increasing interest as contrast media in biomedical imaging and innovative therapeutic tools, in particular for loco-regional ablative treatments and drug delivery. The future of therapeutic applications would strongly benefit from improving the capability of the nanostructured constructs to reach the selected target, in particular beyond the intravascular space. Besides the decoration of SPIONs surface with ad hoc bioactive molecules, external magnetic fields are in principle able to remotely influence SPIONs' physiological biodistribution and concentrate them to a specific anatomical region or portion of a tissue...
January 4, 2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027732/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-the-nodal-staging-of-stereotactic-ablative-body%C3%A2-radiotherapy-patients
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Macarena R Vial, Kashif A Khan, Oisin O'Connell, S Andrew Peng, Daniel R Gomez, Joe Y Chang, David C Rice, Reza Mehran, Carlos J Jimenez, Horiana B Grosu, David E Ost, George A Eapen
BACKGROUND: Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) being evaluated for stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) are typically staged noninvasively with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). Incorporating endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) into the staging workup of these patients has not been evaluated. Our primary objective was to compare the performance of PET/CT with EBUS-TBNA for intrathoracic nodal assessment among SABR-eligible patients...
December 24, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996023/feasibility-study-on-cardiac-arrhythmia-ablation-using-high-energy-heavy-ion-beams
#4
H Immo Lehmann, Christian Graeff, Palma Simoniello, Anna Constantinescu, Mitsuru Takami, Patrick Lugenbiel, Daniel Richter, Anna Eichhorn, Matthias Prall, Robert Kaderka, Fine Fiedler, Stephan Helmbrecht, Claudia Fournier, Nadine Erbeldinger, Ann-Kathrin Rahm, Rasmus Rivinius, Dierk Thomas, Hugo A Katus, Susan B Johnson, Kay D Parker, Jürgen Debus, Samuel J Asirvatham, Christoph Bert, Marco Durante, Douglas L Packer
High-energy ion beams are successfully used in cancer therapy and precisely deliver high doses of ionizing radiation to small deep-seated target volumes. A similar noninvasive treatment modality for cardiac arrhythmias was tested here. This study used high-energy carbon ions for ablation of cardiac tissue in pigs. Doses of 25, 40, and 55 Gy were applied in forced-breath-hold to the atrioventricular junction, left atrial pulmonary vein junction, and freewall left ventricle of intact animals. Procedural success was tracked by (1...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979596/percutaneous-cryoablation-for-the-treatment-of-recurrent-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-safety-early-term-efficacy-and-predictors-of-local-recurrence
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Fereidoun Abtin, Matthew T Quirk, Robert D Suh, William Hsu, Simon X Han, Grace-Hyun J Kim, Scott Genshaft, Jesse K Sandberg, Olga Olevsky, Robert B Cameron
PURPOSE: To determine safety and early-term efficacy of CT-guided cryoablation for treatment of recurrent mesothelioma and assess risk factors for local recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During the period 2008-2012, 24 patients underwent 110 cryoablations for recurrent mesothelioma tumors in 89 sessions. Median patient age was 69 years (range, 48-82 y). Median tumor size was 30 mm (range, 9-113 mm). Complications were graded using Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 4...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965305/bone-marrow-cell-trafficking-analyzed-by-89zr-oxine-positron-emission-tomography-in-a-murine-transplantation-model
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Kingsley O Asiedu, Sho Koyasu, Lawrence P Szajek, Peter L Choyke, Noriko Sato
PURPOSE: The success of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) depends on donor cell homing to the bone marrow (BM). However, there is no reliable method of noninvasively monitoring the kinetics and distribution of transferred cells. Using Zirconium-89 ((89)Zr)-oxine cell labeling combined with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, we sought to visualize and quantify donor cell homing in a mouse BM transplantation model. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The effect of (89)Zr-oxine labeling on BM cell viability and differentiation was evaluated in vitro...
December 13, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957721/computational-simulation-of-the-predicted-dosimetric-impact-of-adjuvant-yttrium-90-pet-ct-guided-percutaneous-ablation-following-radioembolization
#7
Alexander S Pasciak, Abigail Lin, Christos Georgiades, Laura K Findeiss, Shannon Kauffman, Yong C Bradley
BACKGROUND: (90)Y PET/CT post-radioembolization imaging has demonstrated that the distribution of (90)Y in a tumor can be non-uniform. Using computational modeling, we predicted the dosimetric impact of post-treatment (90)Y PET/CT-guided percutaneous ablation of the portions of a tumor receiving the lowest absorbed dose. A cohort of fourteen patients with non-resectable liver cancer previously treated using (90)Y radioembolization were included in this retrospective study. Each patient exhibited potentially under-treated areas of tumor following treatment based on quantitative (90)Y PET/CT...
December 2016: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928604/-surgery-of-colorectal-lung-metastases-results-of-a-survey-in-germany
#8
W Dudek, W Schreiner, P Stapel, N Vassos, R Grützmann, H Sirbu
BACKGROUND: There is no evidence from randomized trials on the prognostic significance of pulmonary metastasectomy of colorectal cancer. The objective of this study was to assess the current criteria for indications, preoperative diagnostics and preferred operative techniques of pulmonary metastasectomy in Germany. METHODS: An anonymous survey was carried out in 239 German centers performing thoracic surgery in October 2015. RESULTS: Chest computed tomography (CT, 98%), liver CT (62%), pelvis CT (39%) and fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET, 37%) were used by the respondents (65% of participants) for preoperative staging...
December 7, 2016: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906859/recent-advances-in-nuclear-medicine-in-endocrine-oncology
#9
Markus Luster, Andreas Pfestroff, Frederik A Verburg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose is to review recent advances concerning the role of nuclear medicine in endocrine oncology. RECENT FINDINGS: For I therapy of thyroid cancer a thyrotropin (TSH) more than 30 mU/l has for many years been deemed a condition sine qua non. However, new data show that patients with lower TSH levels at the time of ablation have the same rate of successful ablation as those with TSH more than 30 mU/l.I-124 combined integrated positron emission tomography and computed X-ray tomography was shown to be highly accurate in predicting findings on posttherapy radioiodine scanning and was shown to have a high prognostic power...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904869/value-of-dedicated-head-and-neck-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-protocol-in-detecting-recurrent-and-metastatic-lesions-in-post-surgical-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-patients-with-high-serum-thyroglobulin-level-and-negative-131-i-whole-body-scan
#10
Mai Hong Son, Bui Quang Bieu, Le Ngoc Ha
OBJECTIVES: In clinical practice, approximately 10-25% of post-surgical differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) patients with high serum thyroglobulin (Tg) and negative (131)I whole-body scan (WBS) have poor prognosis due to recurrent or metastatic lesions after radioactive iodine treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan in DTC patients with high serum Tg level and negative (131)I WBS. METHODS: 69 post-surgical DTC patients with high serum Tg level and negative post ablation (131)I WBS were enrolled in this study...
2016: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889091/breath-hold-pet-ct-guided-tumour-ablation-under-general-anaesthesia-accuracy-of-tumour-image-registration-and-projected-ablation-zone-overlap
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P B Shyn, S Tremblay-Paquet, K Palmer, S Tatli, K Tuncali, O I Olubiyi, N Hata, S G Silverman
AIM: To assess single-breath-hold combined positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for accuracy of tumour image registration and projected ablation volume overlap in patients undergoing percutaneous PET/CT-guided tumour-ablation procedures under general anaesthesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight patients underwent 12 PET/CT-guided tumour-ablation procedures to treat 20 tumours in the lung, liver, or adrenal gland. Using breath-hold PET/CT, the centre of the tumour was marked on each PET and CT acquisition by four readers to assess two- (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) spatial misregistration...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824968/an-intrapericardial-ectopic-thyroid-mimicking-metastasis-in-a-patient-with-papillary-thyroid-cancer-localization-differential-diagnosis-by-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-and-ablation-by-131-i
#12
Seol Hoon Park, Minjung Seo, Tae Young Park, Seong Nam-Goong
We report a very rare case of incidental intrapericardial thyroid in a papillary thyroid cancer patient. Post ablation scan revealed iodine-131 ((131)I) uptake in the mid-chest. Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) was performed and showed a (18)F-FDG avid lesion between the right atrium and the ascending aorta, (which was) shown to be an ectopic thyroid and not metastasis. The lesion disappeared on a 6 month follow-up (123)I whole body scan while serum thyroglobulin was negative...
September 2016: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824959/risk-factors-and-stratification-for-recurrence-of-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-elevated-thyroglobulin-and-negative-i-131-whole-body-scan-by-restaging-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
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Kursat Okuyucu, Semra Ince, Engin Alagoz, Ozdes Emer, Huseyin San, Elif Balkan, Aslı Ayan, Coskun Meric, Cem Haymana, Cengizhan Acıkel, Bengul Gunalp, Alper Ozgur Karacalioglu, Nuri Arslan
OBJECTIVE: In nearly 20%-30% of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) relapse and 7% of them die during the next 10 years after initial diagnosis. In 10%-30% of patients with DTC after ablation therapy during the follow-up show a negative iodine-131 ((131)I) whole-body screening test ((131)I WBS) and increased serum thyroglobulin (Tg) level. Loss of ability of DTC metastatic lesions to trap (131)I is associated with pure survival and often aggressive disease. Several studies have shown that in DTC cases non trapping (131)I, fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG PET) can detect recurrence or metastases with high sensitivity (80%-90%)...
September 2016: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796820/whole-body-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-wb-dw-mri-vs-choline-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-choline-pet-ct-for-selecting-treatments-in-recurrent-prostate-cancer
#14
A J Conde-Moreno, G Herrando-Parreño, R Muelas-Soria, J Ferrer-Rebolleda, R Broseta-Torres, M P Cozar-Santiago, F García-Piñón, C Ferrer-Albiach
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of whole-body diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (WB-DW-MRI) in detecting metastases by comparing the results with those from choline-positron emission tomography-computed tomography (choline-PET/CT) in patients with biochemical relapse after primary treatment, and no metastases in bone scintigraphy, CT and/or pelvic MRI, or metastatic/oligometastatic prostate cancer (PCa). Patients with this disease profile who could benefit from treatment with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) were selected and their responses to these techniques were rated...
October 31, 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774839/differences-in-brain-glucose-metabolism-during-preparation-for-131-i-ablation-in-thyroid-cancer-patients-thyroid-hormone-withdrawal-versus-recombinant-human-thyrotropin
#15
Hyeonseok S Jeong, Eun Kyoung Choi, In-Uk Song, Yong-An Chung, Jong-Sik Park, Jin Kyoung Oh
BACKGROUND: In preparation for (131)I ablation, temporary withdrawal of thyroid hormone is commonly used in patients with thyroid cancer after total thyroidectomy. The current study aimed to investigate brain glucose metabolism and its relationships with mood or cognitive function in these patients using (18)F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET). METHOD: A total of 40 consecutive adult patients with thyroid carcinoma who had undergone total thyroidectomy were recruited for this cross-sectional study...
November 28, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751976/aggressive-disease-course-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-focal-undifferentiated-component-a-case-report
#16
Saima Riaz, Humayun Bashir, Aamna Hassan, Sajid Mushtaq, Arif Jamshed, Ahmad Murtaza
We report an aggressive papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) with focal undifferentiated component in a 32-year-old female. She had limited disease confined within the thyroid gland at diagnosis. Within 12 months of thyroidectomy and radioiodine ablation, thyroglobulin (Tg) levels were elevated. Second radioiodine ablative dose was given, however, stimulated Tg levels showed an upward trend with negative iodine scan within 12 months. An 18F fludeoxyglucose-avid solitary pulmonary nodule that was detected on positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan was resected followed by empiric radioiodine therapy...
October 5, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716240/salvage-surgery-for-local-failures-after-stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Naomi E Verstegen, Alexander P W M Maat, Frank J Lagerwaard, Marinus A Paul, Michel I Versteegh, Joris J Joosten, Willem Lastdrager, Egbert F Smit, Ben J Slotman, Joost J M E Nuyttens, Suresh Senan
INTRODUCTION: The literature on surgical salvage, i.e. lung resections in patients who develop a local recurrence following stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), is limited. We describe our experience with salvage surgery in nine patients who developed a local recurrence following SABR for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: Patients who underwent surgical salvage for a local recurrence following SABR for NSCLC were identified from two Dutch institutional databases...
October 3, 2016: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27674743/temporal-change-in-quantitative-positron-emission-tomography-metrics-predicts-recurrence-in-early-stage-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-stereotactic-ablative-radiation-therapy
#18
N D Prionas, S Aggarwal, J Shaffer, R von Eyben, E E Graves, P G Maxim, A Quon, M F Gensheimer, M Diehn, B W Loo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665481/clinical-staging-of-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-netherlands-need-for-improvement-in-an-era-with-expanding-nonsurgical-treatment-options-data-from-the-dutch-lung-surgery-audit
#19
David Jonathan Heineman, Martijn Geert Ten Berge, Johannes Marlene Daniels, Michaël Ignatius Versteegh, Perla Jacqueline Marang-van de Mheen, Michael Wilhelmus Wouters, Wilhelmina Hendrika Schreurs
BACKGROUND: The clinical stage of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) determines the initial treatment, whereas the pathologic stage best determines prognosis and the need for adjuvant treatment. In an era in which stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) has become an alternative modality to surgical intervention, clinical staging is even more important, because pathologic staging is omitted in the case of SABR. The objective of this study was to determine the concordance between clinical and pathologic stage in routine clinical practice for patients with early-stage NSCLC...
November 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647003/rapid-virological-response-after-early-treatment-with-a-combined-therapy-of-ledipasvir-and-sofosbuvir-in-hcv-genotype-4-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation-in-a-hcc-downstaged-patient-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Aiman Obed, Abdalla Bashir, Anwar Jarrad
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4 (GT-4) is widespread in the Middle East, where it is responsible for the majority of HCV infections. It shows moderate treatment response rates when compared to other genotypes in the current era of interferon-based regimens. However, in the era of direct acting antiviral (DAA) drugs, its response is at least as good as observed for HCV genotypes 1-3. CASE REPORT We present a case of a 44-year-old patient with HCV cirrhosis. Since 2007, he has been treated for HCV infection with multiple ineffective regimens of interferon (INF) and ribavirin...
September 20, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
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