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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932548/predictors-of-conversion-to-thoracotomy-during-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-lobectomy-in-lung-cancer-additional-predictive-value-of-fdg-pet-ct-in-a-tuberculosis-endemic-region
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Chun Geun Lim, Kyung Min Shin, Ji Seun Lim, Jae Kwang Lim, Hye Jung Kim, Won Hwa Kim, Seung Hyun Cho, Seung Ick Cha, Eung Bae Lee, Yangki Seock, Shin Young Jeong
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the added clinical value of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans to chest CT imaging in predicting the conversion to thoracotomy during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy in patients with lung cancer. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 235 consecutive patients who underwent planned VATS lobectomy for primary lung cancer between 2011 and 2015. CT images were interpreted in terms of the presence and the attenuation of peribronchial lymph nodes (PLN) and peribronchial cuffs of soft (PCS) tissue, pleural calcification, and parenchymal calcified nodule...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915968/magnesium-to-counteract-elastin-degradation-and-vascular-calcification-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Rob Janssen
Accelerated elastin degradation is an important pathogenic mechanism in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) leading to irreversible lung function loss and cardiovascular comorbidities. The rate of elastin breakdown is a predictor of mortality in patients with COPD. Decelerating elastinolysis might be an attractive therapeutic target in this debilitating condition. Vascular calcification starts in the elastin network of the arterial wall and is enhanced in patients with COPD. Elastin calcification is accompanied by an upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase gene expression and consequently a shift in the elastase/anti-elastase balance towards degradation...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915142/probe-based-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-in-metastatic-pulmonary-calcification
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Igor Vasilev, Igor Mamenko, Irina Tabanakova, Irina Vikulova, Vera Shevel, Alexey Ushkov, Tatiana Novickaya, Ludmila Archakova, Eugene Sokolovich, Piotr Yablonskii
We report a case of metastatic pulmonary calcification in a patient with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis and secondary hyperparathyroidism. The diagnosis was made by using a probe-based confocal endomicroscopy which showed specific structures in the lung tissue and was proven by a transbronchial lung biopsy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of the confocal endomicroscopy findings in a patient with metastatic pulmonary calcification.
September 14, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892960/a-rare-case-of-primary-calcific-pleural-tuberculosis-a-case-report
#4
G Sahana, Vishak Acharya, Santosh Rai, Nishanth Baliga
Tuberculosis is a highly prevalent disease in India. It has a myriad of presentations. Usually pleural tuberculosis occur secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis which can manifest as pleural effusion leading to pleural calcification. Primary pleural calcification due to tuberculosis is an extremely rare manifestation of active tuberculosis. We present a case of a 21-year-old female presenting with fever, cough, weight loss and loss of appetite who was diagnosed to have pleural calcification due to primary tuberculosis...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886329/a-case-of-igg4-related-retroperitoneal-fibrosis-with-multiple-involvement
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Y-K Zheng, N-Y Gu, J Wu, X Fang, C Zhang, Q-Y Li
To increase awareness of IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis (IgG4-RRPF) and reduce clinical misdiagnosis. We report a 79-year-old man with multiple organs involvement of IgG4-RRPF, who developed right lower extremity edema, hemoptysis and fever. The abdomen computed tomography (CT) scan image showed lymph nodes enlargement. The positron emission tomography/CT scan image showed pancreatic malignancy with multiple nodal lymph node metastasis, lung fibroblast proliferation, and right lung apex bullae. The chest CT scan image showed pulmonary multiple lymph nodes with calcification in the mediastinum...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877738/sclerosing-thymoma-like-thymic-amyloidoma-with-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Yuto Kato, Miyuki Okuda, Koji Fukuda, Nobuya Tanaka, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Yoshinori Saika, Yoshisumi Haruna, Shouji Kitaguchi, Ryuji Nohara
BACKGROUND: Primary localized amyloidosis presenting as an isolated mediastinal mass is extremely rare, especially in the thymus. Sclerosing thymoma is also an extremely rare anterior mediastinal tumor, pathologically characterized by extensive sclerotic lesions with hyalinization and calcification. Only 14 cases of sclerosing thymoma and five cases of thymic amyloidosis have been reported to date. CASE PRESENTATION: A 78-year-old Japanese woman was diagnosed as having sclerosing thymoma (Masaoka stage IVa pericardial dissemination)-like thymic amyloidoma...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872557/sodium-thiosulfate-in-the-treatment-of-lung-and-breast-calciphylaxis-ct-and-bone-scintigraphy-findings
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Guohua Shen, Rui Huang, Bin Liu, Anren Kuang
A 19-year-old woman, with normal kidney function, was diagnosed as having visceral calciphylaxis, especially diffuse breast and lung calcification. The calcification findings were clearly shown on CT, and bone scintigraphy revealed diffuse uptake in the thoracic area. Although there was no standard therapeutic approach for this clinical setting, the patient received empiric therapy with sodium thiosulfate. After 5 months of consecutive therapy, the calcification condition had a striking regression.
September 1, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856360/postpartum-treatment-of-metastatic-recurrent-giant-cell-tumor-of-capitate-bone-of-wrist
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Robert L Satcher, Vinod Ravi, Wei-Lien Wang, Scott Oates
Giant cell tumors (GCTs) are aggressive benign lesions that occur in the bone epiphysis. They are most often found in the long bones of the lower extremities. Wrist bone involvement is rare, capitate bone involvement exceedingly rare. Treatment in the wrist usually consists of excision, local adjuvant treatment, and cementing and/or bone grafting. GCTs also metastasize to the lungs; pulmonary lesions are excised and systemic therapy provided. We present the case of a 19-year-old woman with GCT of the capitate bone...
July 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796300/apelin-apj-system-a-novel-potential-therapy-target-for-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Zhen Huang, Lele Wu, Linxi Chen
Apelin is an endogenous ligand of seven-transmembrane G protein-coupled receptor APJ. Apelin and APJ are distributed in various tissues, including the heart, lung, kidney, and even in tumor tissues. Studies show that apelin mRNA is highly expressed in the inner stripe of kidney outer medulla, which plays an important role in process of water and sodium balance. Additionally, more studies also indicate that apelin/APJ system exerts a broad range of activities in kidney. Therefore, we review the role of apelin/APJ system in kidney diseases such as renal fibrosis, renal ischemia/reperfusion injury, diabetic nephropathy, polycystic kidney disease and hemodialysis...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758345/does-the-computed-tomographic-appearance-of-the-lung-differ-between-young-and-old-dogs
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Natasha L Hornby, Christopher R Lamb
In computed tomographic (CT) images of humans, decreased lung attenuation, bronchial dilation, and/or thickening, air trapping, cysts, and thickened interlobular septa have been associated with increasing age. To determine if there are differences in the CT appearance of the lungs of young and old dogs that could affect interpretation of diagnostic studies, pulmonary CT images of dogs with conditions unrelated to the thorax were reviewed retrospectively in a case-control study. Computed tomography studies of 42 young dogs (range 0...
July 30, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748193/infliximab-therapy-leading-to-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-a-patient-with-negative-interferon-%C3%AE-release-assay-igra-based-quantiferon-gold-test
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Soni Parita, Kumar Vivek, Kamholz Stephan, Pascal William, Kupfer Yizhak
Infliximab therapy is associated with higher rates of active tuberculosis (TB), particularly extrapulmonary and disseminated forms with unusual symptoms. We report the case of a 66-year-old man with Crohn's disease who developed TB mimicking lung cancer on imaging. He presented with cough and fever of 2 weeks' duration shortly after starting infliximab. Computed tomography of the chest revealed a 7.0 × 3.2 cm(2) pleural-based mass, highly suspicious for malignancy. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of TB...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717079/severe-hypocalcemia-in-a-patient-with-recurrent-chondrosarcoma
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Jung Nam Eun, Yoo Duk Choi, Jeong Ho Lee, Yun Ah Jeong, Jee Hee Yoon, Hee Kyung Kim, Ho-Cheol Kang
Hypocalcemia is relatively uncommon paraneoplastic syndrome. Only one case of hypocalcemia has been reported in a patient with chondrosarcoma. We herein report a case of a 32-year-old woman with metastatic chondrosarcoma with tetany. Her imaging findings revealed multiple calcific metastatic lesions in the lungs, pancreas, left atrium, and pulmonary vein. A laboratory examination showed hypocalcemia with no evidence of any other disease that could induce hypocalcemia. On the basis of the laboratory and clinical findings, we concluded the etiology of her severe hypocalcemia to be excessive calcium consumption by the tumor itself...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710871/detection-and-quantification-of-coronary-calcium-from-dual-energy-chest-x-rays-phantom-feasibility-study
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Bo Zhou, Di Wen, Katelyn Nye, Robert C Gilkeson, Brendan Eck, David Jordan, David L Wilson
PURPOSE: We have demonstrated the ability to identify coronary calcium, a reliable biomarker of coronary artery disease, using nongated, 2-shot, dual energy (DE) chest x-ray imaging. Here we will use digital simulations, backed up by measurements, to characterize DE calcium signals and the role of potential confounds such as beam hardening, x-ray scatter, cardiac motion, and pulmonary artery pulsation. For the DE calcium signal, we will consider quantification, as compared to CT calcium score, and visualization...
July 15, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629523/significance-of-erythropoietin-receptor-antagonist-emp9-in-cancers
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Yoshiko Yasuda, Mitsugu Fujita
We have clarified that cancer cells express their own erythropoietin (Epo) and its receptor (EpoR) mRNA levels, and the respective proteins, which are under the control of Epo-EpoR signaling. Then we explored to inhibit the Epo-EpoR signaling with an EpoR antagonist Epo mimetic peptide 9 (EMP9) that is a derivative of an Epo-mimicking peptide EMP1. In the study of the cancer cell lines in vitro, rhEpo accelerated the cancer cell growth, whereas the EMP9 inhibited the cell growth along with the inhibition of STAT5 tyrosine phosphorylation...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615677/associations-between-radiologist-defined-semantic-and-automatically-computed-radiomic-features-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Stephen S F Yip, Ying Liu, Chintan Parmar, Qian Li, Shichang Liu, Fangyuan Qu, Zhaoxiang Ye, Robert J Gillies, Hugo J W L Aerts
Tumor phenotypes captured in computed tomography (CT) images can be described qualitatively and quantitatively using radiologist-defined "semantic" and computer-derived "radiomic" features, respectively. While both types of features have shown to be promising predictors of prognosis, the association between these groups of features remains unclear. We investigated the associations between semantic and radiomic features in CT images of 258 non-small cell lung adenocarcinomas. The tumor imaging phenotypes were described using 9 qualitative semantic features that were scored by radiologists, and 57 quantitative radiomic features that were automatically calculated using mathematical algorithms...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586348/primary-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-versus-drug-sensitive-tuberculosis-in-non-hiv-infected-patients-comparisons-of-ct-findings
#16
Duo Li, Wei He, Budong Chen, Pingxin Lv
BACKGROUND: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis has emerged as a global threat. The aim of this work was to compare the CT findings of primary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and drug-sensitive tuberculosis in non-AIDS adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From January 2012 to February 2016, 89 patients with primary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis were retrospectively reviewed, and 89 consecutive drug sensitive TB patients with no history of anti-tuberculous chemotherapy from January 2014 to November 2014 were enrolled as control group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553186/liver-metastasis-of-lung-cancer-detected-with-similar-uptake-pattern-on-bone-scintigraphy-and-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-what-s-the-pathophysiologic-mechanism
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Funda Üstün, Salim Aksoy, Burcu Dirlik Serim, Gülay Durmuş Altun
Bone scintigraphy with (99m)Tc diphosphonates may exhibit extraosseous lesions in addition to metastatic lesions. Multiple factors can affect extraosseous (99m)Tc methylene diphosphonate (MDP) uptake. Similar uptake pattern of (99m)Tc MDP and fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F FDG) in hepatic metastasis was not already notified. In our case, initial tumor necrosis and subsequent intracellular calcification resulted in similar (99m)Tc MDP and (18)F FDG accumulation in the metastatic area.
April 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544573/spindle-cell-subtype-of-pulmonary-clear-cell-tumor-with-prominent-calcification-and-malignant-potential
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Yinghua Song, Fangfang Chen, Caiqing Zhang, Xiaoyan Lin
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor of the lung, also known as clear cell "sugar" tumor, is a rare benign tumor arising from perivascular epithelioid cells. Herein, we present a case of spindle cell subtype of pulmonary perivascular epithelioid cell tumor with prominent calcification and malignant potential in a 49-year-old woman. Histologically, the striking feature of this lesion was attributed to the presence of spindle cells arranged in a diffuse pattern, which is a pitfall for diagnosis. However, some of the lesion contained polygonal tumor cells with clear abundant cytoplasm surrounded by thin-walled vascular spaces...
September 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533650/extensive-visceral-calcification-demonstrated-on-99m-tc-mdp-bone-scan-in-patient-with-carcinoma-penis-and-hypercalcemia-of-malignancy
#19
Sunny J Gandhi, Bhavdeep Rabadiya
Hypercalcemia is a common life-threatening complication associated with several malignancies. Parathyroid-related peptide has been shown to cause hypercalcemia in several solid tumors but rarely in penile cancer. We report a case of penile cancer with hypercalcemia causing metastatic visceral calcification in lungs, liver, and stomach detected on bone scan without significant abnormalities on CT scan.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533647/f-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-appearance-of-extramedullary-hematopoesis-in-a-case-of-primary-myelofibrosis
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Anirban Mukherjee, Chandrasekhar Bal, Madhavi Tripathi, Chandan Jyoti Das, Shamim Ahmed Shamim
A 44-year-old female with known primary myelofibrosis presented with shortness of breath. High Resolution Computed Tomography thorax revealed large heterogeneously enhancing extraparenchymal soft tissue density mass involving bilateral lung fields. F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography revealed mildly FDG avid soft tissue density mass with specks of calcification involving bilateral lung fields, liver, and spleen. Subsequent histopathologic evaluation from the right lung mass was suggestive of extramedullary hematopoesis...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
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