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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783140/congenital-diaphragmatic-disease-an-unusual-presentation-in-adulthood-case-report
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Angela Gurrado, Roberta Maria Isernia, Alessandro De Luca, Valentina Ferraro, Daniela Virgintino, Anna Napoli, Giuseppe Cavallaro, Eugenio Maiorano, Angela Pezzolla, Mario Testini
INTRODUCTION: Congenital diaphragmatic disease is a quite common condition that usually occurs in the neonatal period, and the diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic disease in adulthood is rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-years-old Caucasian woman was admitted in emergency at our Department, due to a bowel obstruction and dyspnea. A CT-scan showed a diaphragmatic herniation in the left area, with malposition of dilated transverse and descending colon in the chest. An emergency laparatomy was performed, showing a toxic megacolon, in the absence of a true diaphragmatic hernia, and a left diaphragm and left liver hypoplasia...
May 7, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782593/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-joint-assessment-of-early-therapeutic-response-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-treated-with-rituximab
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Pacôme Fosse, Marie-Joelle Kaiser, Gauthier Namur, Dominique de Seny, Michel G Malaise, Roland Hustinx
Background: 18 F-FDG PET/CT has been proposed in the evaluation of the disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The goals of this study were to evaluate the reproducibility of the technique, to compare metabolic parameters to clinical, biological and ultrasonographic parameters before and after treatment and to evaluate whether the early metabolic response was related to the outcome. 18 F- FDG PET/CT of the hands, wrists and knees was obtained in 15 patients with anti-TNFα refractory RA, at baseline and 16 weeks after treatment with rituximab...
2018: Eur J Hybrid Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779973/impact-of-device-host-interaction-on-paravalvular-aortic-regurgitation-with-different-transcatheter-heart-valves
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Ramón Rodríguez-Olivares, Nahid El Faquir, Zouhair Rahhab, Lennart van Gils, Ben Ren, Rafi Sakhi, Marcel L Geleijnse, Ron van Domburg, Peter P T de Jaegere, Jose L Zamorano Gómez, Nicolas M Van Mieghem
AIMS: We sought to evaluate the interaction of different aortic root phenotypes with self-expanding (SEV), balloon-expandable (BEV) and mechanically expanded (MEV) and the impact on significant aortic regurgitation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 392 patients with a SEV (N = 205), BEV (N = 107) or MEV (N = 80). Aortic annulus eccentricity index and calcification were measured by multi-slice CT scan. Paravalvular aortic regurgitation was assessed by contrast aortography (primary analysis) and transthoracic echocardiography (secondary analysis)...
May 6, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779918/tracking-tumor-biology-with-radiomics-a-systematic-review-utilizing-a-radiomics-quality-score
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REVIEW
Sebastian Sanduleanu, Henry C Woodruff, Evelyn E C de Jong, Janna E van Timmeren, Arthur Jochems, Ludwig Dubois, Philippe Lambin
INTRODUCTION: In this review we describe recent developments in the field of radiomics along with current relevant literature linking it to tumor biology. We furthermore explore the methodologic quality of these studies with our in-house radiomics quality scoring (RQS) tool. Finally, we offer our vision on necessary future steps for the development of stable radiomic features and their links to tumor biology. METHODS: Two authors (S.S. and H.W.) independently performed a thorough systematic literature search and outcome extraction to identify relevant studies published in MEDLINE/PubMed (National Center for Biotechnology Information, NCBI), EMBASE (Ovid) and Web of Science (WoS)...
May 18, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779805/the-use-of-computed-tomography-images-as-a-prognostic-marker-in-critically-ill-cancer-patients
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Diogo O Toledo, Amanda M Carvalho, Amanda M R R Oliveira, Jerusa M Toloi, Aline C Silva, José Francisco de Mattos Farah, Carla M Prado, Joao M Silva
BACKGROUND & AIMS: In the intensive care unit (ICU) setting, body composition is typically estimated through anthropometry, which does not specifically quantify skeletal muscle (SM). Recent findings have shown that computed tomography (CT) is a useful tool to identify low SM in critically ill patients, which in turn is associated with poor clinical outcomes. So, the present study aims at comparing low SM assessed by CT to BMI anthropometric data and its association with outcomes in critically ill patients...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778807/-18-f-fluoride-pet-ct-and-99m-tc-mdp-spect-ct-can-detect-bone-cancer-at-early-stage-in-rodents
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Christiano R R Alves, Daniele de P Faria, Camila de G Carneiro, Alexandre T Garcez, Vanessa P Gutierrez, Willian das Neves, Ney R de Almeida, Yara Cury, Roger Chammas, Patricia C Brum
Noninvasive imaging using positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) are considered revolutionized approaches to detect bone cancer. Both PET/CT and SPECT/CT technologies have advanced to permit miniaturization, which has provided the advantage of including animals as their own controls in longitudinal studies. The present study was designed to evaluate the potential of PET/CT and SPECT/CT as research tools to detect bone cancer in rats...
May 17, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777062/brock-malignancy-risk-calculator-for-pulmonary-nodules-validation-outside-a-lung-cancer-screening-population
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Kaman Chung, Onno M Mets, Paul K Gerke, Colin Jacobs, Annemarie M den Harder, Ernst T Scholten, Mathias Prokop, Pim A de Jong, Bram van Ginneken, Cornelia M Schaefer-Prokop
OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of the Brock malignancy risk model for pulmonary nodules detected in routine clinical setting. METHODS: In two academic centres in the Netherlands, we established a list of patients aged ≥40 years who received a chest CT scan between 2004 and 2012, resulting in 16 850 and 23 454 eligible subjects. Subsequent diagnosis of lung cancer until the end of 2014 was established through linking with the National Cancer Registry...
May 18, 2018: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774396/tumor-volume-as-a-prognostic-marker-in-p16-positive-and-p16-negative-oropharyngeal-cancer-patients-treated-with-definitive-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
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Timo Carpén, Kauko Saarilahti, Caj Haglund, Antti Markkola, Jussi Tarkkanen, Jaana Hagström, Petri Mattila, Antti Mäkitie
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of primary gross tumor volume (pGTV) and nodal gross tumor volume (nGTV) in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) and the difference in their role between human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive and HPV-negative patients. METHODS: The patient cohort consists of 91 OPSCC patients treated with definitive radiochemotherapy or radiotherapy using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). All patients had a minimum follow-up of 31 months...
May 17, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773991/first-biologic-drug-in-the-treatment-of-ras-wild-type-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-anti-egfr-or-bevacizumab-results-from-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Alessandro Ottaiano, Alfonso De Stefano, Monica Capozzi, Anna Nappi, Chiara De Divitiis, Carmela Romano, Lucrezia Silvestro, Antonino Cassata, Rossana Casaretti, Salvatore Tafuto, Michele Caraglia, Massimiliano Berretta, Guglielmo Nasti, Antonio Avallone
Introduction: We performed a meta-analysis in order to analyze and quantify the effect on survival of starting therapy in RAS wild-type (wt) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients with anti-EGFR agents or bevacizumab. Patients and Methods: Randomized, phase II or III, clinical trials reporting overall survival (OS) in RAS wt mCRC patients treated with first-line chemotherapy (CT) associated with bevacizumab or anti-EGFR agents were selected. The primary end-point of this meta-analysis was OS; findings were depicted in classical Forest plots...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773602/clofarabine-high-dose-cytarabine-and-liposomal-daunorubicin-in-pediatric-relapsed-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-phase-ib-study
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Natasha K A van Eijkelenburg, Mareike Rasche, Essam Ghazaly, Michael N Dworzak, Thomas Klingebiel, Claudia Rossig, Guy Leverger, Jan Stary, Eveline S J M de Bont, Dana A Chitu, Yves Bertrand, Benoit Brethon, Brigitte Strahm, Inge M van der Sluis, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Dirk Reinhardt, C Michel Zwaan
Survival in children with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia is unsatisfactory. Treatment consists of one course fludarabine, cytarabine and liposomal daunorubicin, followed by fludarabine and cytarabine and stem-cell transplantation. Study ITCC 020/I-BFM 2009-02 aimed to identify the recommended phase 2 dose of clofarabine replacing fludarabine in the abovementioned combination regimen (3+3 design). Escalating dose-levels of clofarabine (20-40mg/m2/day x5days) and liposomal daunorubicin (40-0mg/m2/day) were administered with cytarabine (2g/m2/day x5days)...
May 17, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773331/novel-use-of-viewray-mri-guidance-for-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-in-the-treatment-of-cervical-cancer
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Huaising C Ko, Jessie Y Huang, Jessica R Miller, Rupak K Das, Charles R Wallace, Anna-Maria A De Costa, David M Francis, Margaret R Straub, Bethany M Anderson, Kristin A Bradley
PURPOSE: To characterize image quality and feasibility of using ViewRay MRI (VR)-guided brachytherapy planning for cervical cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Cervical cancer patients receiving intracavitary brachytherapy with tandem and ovoids, planned using 0.35T VR MRI at our institution, were included in this series. The high-risk clinical target volume (HR-CTV), visible gross tumor volume, bladder, sigmoid, bowel, and rectum contours for each fraction of brachytherapy were evaluated for dosimetric parameters...
May 14, 2018: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772844/leucine-supplementation-does-not-attenuate-skeletal-muscle-loss-during-leg-immobilization-in-healthy-young-men
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Evelien M P Backx, Astrid M H Horstman, Gabriel N Marzuca-Nassr, Janneau van Kranenburg, Joey S Smeets, Cas J Fuchs, Anniek A W Janssen, Lisette C P G M de Groot, Tim Snijders, Lex B Verdijk, Luc J C van Loon
BACKGROUND: Short successive periods of physical inactivity occur throughout life and contribute considerably to the age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass. The maintenance of muscle mass during brief periods of disuse is required to prevent functional decline and maintain metabolic health. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether daily leucine supplementation during a short period of disuse can attenuate subsequent muscle loss in vivo in humans. METHODS: Thirty healthy (22 ± 1 y) young males were exposed to a 7-day unilateral knee immobilization intervention by means of a full leg cast with (LEU, n = 15) or without (CON, n = 15) daily leucine supplementation (2...
May 17, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771856/vitamin-e-phosphate-coating-stimulates-bone-deposition-in-implant-related-infections-in-a-rat-model
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Arianna B Lovati, Marta Bottagisio, Susanna Maraldi, Martina B Violatto, Monica Bortolin, Elena De Vecchi, Paolo Bigini, Lorenzo Drago, Carlo L Romanò
BACKGROUND: Implant-related infections are associated with impaired bone healing and osseointegration. In vitro antiadhesive and antibacterial properties and in vivo antiinflammatory effects protecting against bone loss of various formulations of vitamin E have been demonstrated in animal models. However, to the best of our knowledge, no in vivo studies have demonstrated the synergistic activity of vitamin E in preventing bacterial adhesion to orthopaedic implants, thus supporting the bone-implant integration...
June 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769576/motion-compensated-micro-ct-reconstruction-for-in-situ-analysis-of-dynamic-processes
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Thomas De Schryver, Manuel Dierick, Marjolein Heyndrickx, Jeroen Van Stappen, Marijn A Boone, Luc Van Hoorebeke, Matthieu N Boone
This work presents a framework to exploit the synergy between Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) and iterative CT reconstruction to enhance the quality of high-resolution dynamic X-ray CT (4D-µCT) and obtain quantitative results from the acquired dataset in the form of 3D strain maps which can be directly correlated to the material properties. Furthermore, we show that the developed framework is capable of strongly reducing motion artifacts even in a dataset containing a single 360° rotation.
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766311/monitoring-scanner-calibration-using-the-image-derived-arterial-blood-suv-in-whole-body-fdg-pet
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Jens Maus, Frank Hofheinz, Ivayla Apostolova, Michael C Kreissl, Jörg Kotzerke, Jörg van den Hoff
BACKGROUND: The current de facto standard for quantification of tumor metabolism in oncological whole-body PET is the standardized uptake value (SUV) approach. SUV determination requires accurate scanner calibration. Residual inaccuracies of the calibration lead to biased SUV values. Especially, this can adversely affect multicenter trials where it is difficult to ensure reliable cross-calibration across participating sites. The goal of the present work was the evaluation of a new method for monitoring scanner calibration utilizing the image-derived arterial blood SUV (BSUV) averaged over a sufficiently large number of whole-body FDG-PET investigations...
May 15, 2018: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765713/different-packing-motifs-of-isomeric-e-n-halo-phenyl-methyl-idene-n-methyl-2-thio-phen-2-yl-acetohydrazides-controlled-by-c-h%C3%A2-o-inter-actions
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Laura N F Cardoso, Thais C M Noguiera, James L Wardell, Marcus V N de Souza, William T A Harrison
The crystal structures of three isomeric ( E )- N '-(chloro-phenyl-methyl-idene)- N -methyl-2-(thio-phen-2-yl)acetohydrazides (C14 H13 ClN2 OS) are described, with the Cl atom in ortho (I), meta (III) and para (IV) positions in the benzene ring. The ortho -bromo derivative (II) (C14 H13 BrN2 OS), which is isostructural with its chloro congener (I), is also reported. Mol-ecules (I)-(III) have similar conformations, which approximate to l-shapes, as indicated by their N-C-C-Ct (t = thio-phene) torsion angles of -90...
March 1, 2018: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765604/deciphering-mineralogical-changes-and-carbonation-development-during-hydration-and-ageing-of-a-consolidated-ternary-blended-cement-paste
#17
Francis Claret, Sylvain Grangeon, Annick Loschetter, Christophe Tournassat, Wout De Nolf, Nicholas Harker, Faiza Boulahya, Stéphane Gaboreau, Yannick Linard, Xavier Bourbon, Alejandro Fernandez-Martinez, Jonathan Wright
To understand the main properties of cement, a ubiquitous material, a sound description of its chemistry and mineralogy, including its reactivity in aggressive environments and its mechanical properties, is vital. In particular, the porosity distribution and associated sample carbonation, both of which affect cement's properties and durability, should be quantified accurately, and their kinetics and mechanisms of formation known both in detail and in situ . However, traditional methods of cement mineralogy analysis ( e...
March 1, 2018: IUCrJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764450/evaluation-of-target-dose-inhomogeneity-in-breast-cancer-treatment-due-to-tissue-elemental-differences
#18
A Fogliata, F De Rose, A Stravato, G Reggiori, S Tomatis, M Scorsetti, L Cozzi
BACKGROUND: Monte Carlo simulations were run to estimate the dose variations generated by thedifference arising from the chemical composition of the tissues. METHODS: CT datasets of five breast cancer patients were selected. Mammary gland was delineated as clinical target volume CTV, as well as CTV_lob and CTV_fat, being the lobular and fat fractions of the entire mammary gland. Patients were planned for volumetric modulated arc therapy technique, optimized in the Varian Eclipse treatment planning system...
May 15, 2018: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763498/effect-of-avocado-soybean-unsaponifiables-asu-on-osseointegration-in-rats-with-experimental-arthritis
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Luiz Guilherme Freitas de Paula, Guilherme José Pimentel Lopes de Oliveira, Felipe Eduardo Pinotti, Bruna Biagioni Grecchi, Sabrina Garcia de Aquino, Rosemary Adriana Chiérici Marcantonio
PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of the use of avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) on osseointegration of implants in animals with experimental arthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty rats were randomly divided into four groups: CTR, healthy animals and saline solution administration; ASU, healthy animals and ASU administration; ART, arthritic animals and saline solution administration; and ART/ASU, arthritic animals and ASU administration. The solutions were administered daily by gavage, beginning 7 days before the surgical procedures until the completion of the experimental period (15, 30, and 60 days after the placement of the implants in the tibia)...
May 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762262/18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-combined-with-computed-tomography-as-a-diagnostic-tool-in-native-valve-endocarditis
#20
Ilse J E Kouijzer, Marvin A H Berrevoets, Erik H J G Aarntzen, Janneke de Vries, Arie P J van Dijk, Wim J G Oyen, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Chantal P Bleeker-Rovers
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the value of F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography combined with computed tomography (F-FDG-PET/CT) in diagnosing native valve endocarditis (NVE). PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with bacteremia and suspicion of NVE between January 2013 and June 2016 were identified from the hospitals' register and retrospectively included if echocardiography and F-FDG-PET/CT were performed within 14 days. F-FDG-PET/CT scans were scored independently by two nuclear medicine physicians...
May 14, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
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