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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782307/cutaneous-manifestations-of-tuberous-sclerosis
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Mirjana Bakić, Marina Ratković, Branka Gledović, Balsa Vujović, Danilo Radunović, Vera Babić, Vladimir Prelević
Dear Editor, Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is an autosomal dominant multisystem disease, which occurs due to genetically determined hyperplasia of ectodermal and mesodermal cells. Clinical manifestations present on the skin and in the nervous system, kidneys, heart, and other organs. Recent studies estimate the incidence of TS at 1/6000 to 1/10,000 live births, and a prevalence in the general population of approximately 1 in 20,000 (1). There are two different genetic loci responsible for TS: 9q34 (TSC1-hamartin) and 16p13...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781194/paraneoplastic-autoimmune-encephalitis-associated-with-pleomorphic-lung-carcinoma-an-autopsy-case-report
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Takashi Ando, Yoji Goto, Kazuo Mano, Fumio Nomura, Masako Kurashige, Masafumi Ito, Maya Mimuro, Yasushi Iwasaki, Masahisa Katsuno, Mari Yoshida
A 64-year-old man was admitted with acute onset disturbed consciousness. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed pleocytosis and elevated protein, with negative cultures and PCR. Serum antibodies for autoimmune encephalitis were also negative. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was unremarkable, but whole-body CT scan showed a tumor in the left lower lung lobe. Bronchial brush cytology demonstrated clusters of malignant cells, and 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography showed multiple lesions and increased uptake in the lung tumor...
May 20, 2018: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778320/simultaneously-avoiding-the-hippocampus-and-hypothalamic-pituitary-axis-during-whole-brain-radiotherapy-a-planning-study
#3
Xing-Wen Fan, Juan-Qi Wang, Jun-Lan Wu, Hong-Bing Wang, Kai-Liang Wu
Whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) is the preferred treatment for multiple brain metastases, and patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer undergo prophylactic cranial irradiation after complete remission. However, neurotoxicity remains a complication. In addition to protecting the hippocampus from irradiation to preserve cognitive function, it is also critical to avoid irradiating the hypothalamic-pituitary axis to preserve endocrine and immune function. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of delivering WBRT while protecting the hippocampus and hypothalamic-pituitary axis...
May 16, 2018: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777389/iron-based-metal-organic-frameworks-as-a-theranostic-carrier-for-local-tuberculosis-therapy
#4
Gabriela Wyszogrodzka, Przemysław Dorożyński, Barbara Gil, Wieslaw J Roth, Maciej Strzempek, Bartosz Marszałek, Władysław P Węglarz, Elżbieta Menaszek, Weronika Strzempek, Piotr Kulinowski
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was initial evaluation of applicability of metal organic framework (MOF) Fe-MIL-101-NH2 as a theranostic carrier of antituberculous drug in terms of its functionality, i.e. drug loading, drug dissolution, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast and cytotoxic safety. METHODS: Fe-MIL-101-NH2 was characterized using X-ray powder diffraction, FTIR spectrometry and scanning electron microscopy. The particle size analysis was determined using laser diffraction...
May 18, 2018: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775663/free-breathing-ultrashort-echo-time-lung-magnetic-resonance-imaging-using-stack-of-spirals-acquisition-a-feasibility-study-in-oncology-patients
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Min Jae Cha, Hyun Jeong Park, Mun Young Paek, Alto Stemmer, Eun Sun Lee, Sung Bin Park, Yang Soo Kim
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of lung magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a free-breathing three-dimensional ultrashort echo time spoiled gradient echo sequence using a stack-of-spirals acquisition (spiral 3D UTE) for pulmonary nodule detection at 3 T in oncology patients. METHODS: The institutional review board approved this retrospective study. Between June and September of 2017, 32 oncology patients underwent both free-breathing spiral 3D UTE of the lungs and thin-section chest computed tomography (CT) for pulmonary metastasis workups...
May 15, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774659/magnetic-resonance-imaging-evaluation-of-treatment-efficacy-and-prognosis-for-brain-metastases-in-lung-cancer-patients-after-radiotherapy-a-preliminary-study
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Yuhui Liu, Xibin Liu, Liang Xu, Liheng Liu, Yuhong Sun, Minghuan Li, Haiyan Zeng, Shuanghu Yuan, Jinming Yu
BACKGROUND: This study used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to monitor changes to brain metastases and investigate the imaging signs used to evaluate treatment efficacy and determine prognosis following radiotherapy for brain metastases from lung cancer. METHODS: A total of 60 non-small cell lung cancer patients with brain oligometastases were selected. MRI scans were conducted before and 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, and 30 months after radiotherapy. The tumor and peritumoral edema diameters, Cho/Cr values, elevation of the Lip peak value, and whether the island (yu-yuan) sign or high-signal ring were present on T2 fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) imaging were recorded for each metastasis...
May 17, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769130/diagnostic-accuracy-of-low-dose-dual-source-cardiac-computed-tomography-as-compared-to-surgery-in-univentricular-heart-patients
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Narumol Chaosuwannakit, Pattarapong Makarawate
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the ability of low radiation dose dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) to depict the features of morphological univentricular heart and to define accuracy by comparing findings with surgery. METHODS: Low radiation dose dual-source cardiac computed tomography (CCT) of 33 cases of functional univentricular heart preliminary diagnosis by echocardiography compared with the results of surgery were retrospectively analyzed (aged 1 day to 4 years, median 5 months)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767297/magnetic-resonance-assessment-of-fetal-lung-maturity-comparison-between-signal-intensity-and-volume-measurement
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Ryo Ogawa, Tomoyuki Kido, Masashi Nakamura, Teruhito Kido, Teruhito Mochizuki, Takashi Sugiyama
PURPOSE: We evaluated the associations between gestational age (GA) and lung-to-liver signal intensity ratio (LLSIR) and fetal lung volume (FLV) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Moreover, we evaluated the reproducibility of these measurements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: LLSIR and FLV were measured using single-shot fast spin-echo MRI in 88 consecutive fetuses. The Spearman test was used to assess the relationships between (1) LLSIR and GA, and (2) FLV and GA in 81 fetuses without lung abnormalities...
May 16, 2018: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764516/somatic-mutation-landscape-of-a-meningioma-and-its-pulmonary-metastasis
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Yaran Du, Ting Lu, Song Huang, Fangfang Ren, Gang Cui, Jian Chen
BACKGROUND: Extracranial metastasis (ENM) of meningiomas is extremely rare, and typically occurs several years after a primary tumor is diagnosed. However, the genetic changes underlying ENM events have not yet been investigated. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old male patient was sent to the emergency room of our hospital because of a sudden fall. Magnetic resonance imaging detected a mass at the right frontal sagittal sinus. He underwent tumor resection and recovered well, but post-operative computed tomography revealed three lumps on the right side of his chest...
May 4, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762233/adrenal-histoplasmosis
#10
Vanessa Sanders, Joseph Donald, Barry A Siegel
An 89-year-old woman presented with seizure and hyponatremia. CT and MRI demonstrated mass-like enlargement of the adrenal glands and multiple pulmonary nodules. PET/CT performed to evaluate for metastatic disease demonstrated intense 18F-FDG uptake within enlarged adrenal glands. Given mild uptake in the pulmonary nodules, the differential diagnosis for the adrenal uptake included lymphoma, granulomatous infection, and less likely, metastatic lung cancer.
May 14, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761357/classifying-brain-metastases-by-their-primary-site-of-origin-using-a-radiomics-approach-based-on-texture-analysis-a-feasibility-study
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Rafael Ortiz-Ramón, Andrés Larroza, Silvia Ruiz-España, Estanislao Arana, David Moratal
OBJECTIVE: To examine the capability of MRI texture analysis to differentiate the primary site of origin of brain metastases following a radiomics approach. METHODS: Sixty-seven untreated brain metastases (BM) were found in 3D T1-weighted MRI of 38 patients with cancer: 27 from lung cancer, 23 from melanoma and 17 from breast cancer. These lesions were segmented in 2D and 3D to compare the discriminative power of 2D and 3D texture features. The images were quantized using different number of gray-levels to test the influence of quantization...
May 14, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760871/presacral-myelolipoma-as-a-possible-parasymptom-of-cancer-a-case-report
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Akio Sakamoto, Iori Nagamatsu, Eisuke Shiba, Takeshi Okamoto, Masanori Hisaoka, Shuichi Matsuda
Presacral myelolipomas are rare, benign, asymptomatic tumors composed of mature adipose tissue and hematopoietic elements. Presacral myelolipomas can occur in patients with a medical history of malignancy, steroid use, and/or endocrine disorders including diabetes mellitus. A 65-year-old man with no specific medical history experienced temporal abdominal pain without bowel symptoms that lasted a few hours. By the time he visited a hospital, the pain had diminished. Computed tomography failed to detect any abnormality in the abdominal or pelvic organs that would have caused the abdominal pain but revealed a lesion 4 cm in diameter in the frontal sacrum...
2018: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760132/a-multimodal-imaging-approach-enables-in-vivo-assessment-of-antifungal-treatment-in-a-mouse-model-of-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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Jennifer Poelmans, Uwe Himmelreich, Liesbeth Vanherp, Luca Zhai, Amy Hillen, Bryan Holvoet, Sarah Belderbos, Matthias Brock, Johan Maertens, Greetje Vande Velde, Katrien Lagrou
Aspergillus fumigatus causes life-threatening lung infections in immunocompromised patients. Mouse models are extensively used in research to assess the in vivo efficacy of antifungals. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the use of non-invasive imaging techniques to evaluate experimental infections. However, single imaging modalities have limitations concerning the type of information they can provide. In this study, magnetic resonance imaging and bioluminescence imaging were combined to obtain longitudinal information on the extent of developing lesions and fungal load in a leucopenic mouse model of IPA...
May 14, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756581/musculoskeletal-involvements-in-sarcoidosis-a-narrative-review
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Roshanak Salari, Somayeh Shariatmaghani, Maryam Sahebari, Payman Shalchiantabrizi, Masoumeh Salari
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disease with an etiology that is not clearly understood. Amongst the different organs that may be affected, the lungs are the most common. Musculoskeletal manifestations of the disease are uncommon. They include arthropathy, bone lesions, or myopathy, all of which may occur as initial symptoms or develop during the course of the disease. Articular involvement my present as arthralgia or arthritis. Skeletal complications usually develop in the chronic state of the disease...
May 14, 2018: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756310/folate-receptor-targeted-19-f-mr-molecular-imaging-and-proliferation-evaluation-of-lung-cancer
#15
Xiuan Xu, Yuling Yan, Fang Liu, Lina Wu, Mengping Shao, Kai Wang, Xilin Sun, Yingbo Li, Ernest Sanyare Warmann Beinpuo, Baozhong Shen
BACKGROUND: Folate receptors (FRs) hold great potential as important diagnostic and prognostic biological marker for cancer. PURPOSE: To assess the targeted capability of the FR-targeted perfluorocarbon (PFC) nanoparticles and to assess in vivo the relationship between FR expression and tumor proliferation with fluorine-19 (19 F) MR molecular imaging. STUDY TYPE: Prospective animal cancer model. ANIMAL MODEL: H460 (n = 14) and A549 (n = 14) nude mice subcutaneous tumor models...
May 13, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755072/-primary-pulmonary-vein-stenosis-developed-after-bidirectional-glenn-procedure-report-of-two-cases
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Masatsugu Terada, Yukihiro Yoshimura, Yusuke Yamamoto, Akinori Hirano, Koichi Miyata, Naoya Fukushima, Hirotaka Oki, Masaru Miura
We experienced 2 cases of primary pulmonary vein stenosis(PVS),which developed after a bidirectional Glenn procedure was performed for complex heart defects with normal pulmonary venous return. Although the patients successfully underwent primary sutureless repair for left PVS, restenosis of the affected pulmonary veins occurred several months after surgery in both patients. Stent implantation followed by balloon angioplasty was performed for stent stenosis in 1 patient without effect. However, the patient later underwent a successful fenestrated Fontan procedure...
March 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743740/evaluation-of-the-fetal-abdomen-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-part-1-malformations-of-the-abdominal-cavity
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Ana Paula Pinho Matos, Luciana de Barros Duarte, Pedro Teixeira Castro, Pedro Daltro, Heron Werner Júnior, Edward Araujo Júnior
Although ultrasound continues to be the mainstay modality for the evaluation of fetal disorders, fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has often been used as a valuable adjunct in recent years. The exponential growth of the use of fetal MRI has been facilitated by technological advancements such as ultrafast T2-weighted sequences and diffusion-weighted imaging. Fetal MRI can achieve results that are comparable to or better than those of ultrasound, particularly in cases of maternal obesity, severe oligohydramnios, or abnormal fetal position...
March 2018: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743565/assessment-of-pulmonary-gas-transport-in-rabbits-using-hyperpolarized-xenon-129-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Kai Ruppert, Hooman Hamedani, Faraz Amzajerdian, Yi Xin, Ian F Duncan, Harrilla Profka, Sarmad Siddiqui, Mehrdad Pourfathi, Stephen Kadlecek, Rahim R Rizi
Many forms of lung disease manifest themselves as pathological changes in the transport of gas to the circulatory system, yet the difficulty of imaging this process remains a central obstacle to the comprehensive diagnosis of lung disorders. Using hyperpolarized xenon-129 as a surrogate marker for oxygen, we derived the temporal dynamics of gas transport from the ratio of two lung images obtained with different timing parameters. Additionally, by monitoring changes in the total hyperpolarized xenon signal intensity in the left side of the heart induced by depletion of xenon signal in the alveolar airspaces of interest, we quantified the contributions of selected lung volumes to the total pulmonary gas transport...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742721/coexistence-of-lambert-eaton-myasthenic-syndrome-and-autoimmune-encephalitis-with-anti-crmp5-cv2-and-anti-gabab-receptor-antibodies-in-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#19
Hongfang Li, Aimei Zhang, Yanlei Hao, Hongzhi Guan, Zhanyun Lv
RATIONALE: Autoimmune encephalitis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome are classic paraneoplastic neurological conditions common in patients with small cell lung cancer. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient complained of tiredness, fluctuating recent memory loss, and inability to find his home. His family members reported a change in character, irritability, and paranoia. One month later, the patient had 1 grand mal seizure lasting 5 minutes. DIAGNOSIS: The patient was diagnosed with limbic encephalitis combined with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742611/falciform-ligament-artery-uptake-on-99mtc-maa-planning-scan-before-90y-sirt-confirmed-by-retrospective-spect-mri-fusion
#20
Nils Große Hokamp, Carsten Kobe, James K O'Donnell, Amit Gupta
Selective internal radiation therapy using Y spheres is a treatment option for patients with primary or secondary liver cancer. To avoid complications, screening using Tc macroaggregated albumin is performed to identify lung shunting and extrahepatic depositions. For the latter, deposition after the anterior abdominal wall is frequently attributed to a patent falciform artery, although the vessel itself is rarely visible on SPECT/CT scans. We demonstrate that retrospective SPECT/MRI fusion clearly attributes the nuclide accumulation to a patent falciform artery...
April 30, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
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