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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917596/response-rate-to-chemotherapy-after-immune-checkpoint-inhibition-in-metastatic-urothelial-cancer
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Bernadett Szabados, Nick van Dijk, Yen Zhi Tang, Michiel van der Heijden, Akhila Wimalasingham, Alfonso Gomez de Liano, Simon Chowdhury, Simon Hughes, Sarah Rudman, Mark Linch, Thomas Powles
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are active in metastatic urothelial carcinoma (MUC). They have joined chemotherapy (CT) as a standard of care. Here, we investigate the activity of CT after progression on ICIs. Two cohorts of sequential patients with MUC were described (n=28). Cohort A received first-line ICIs followed by CT after progression. Cohort B received CT after failure of first-line platinum-based CT followed by ICIs. Response rate (RR) to CT was assessed using Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST v1...
September 13, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915798/vemurafenib-plus-cobimetinib-in-unresectable-stage-iiic-or-stage-iv-melanoma-response-monitoring-and-resistance-prediction-with-positron-emission-tomography-and-tumor-characteristics-reposit-study-protocol-of-a-phase-ii-open-label-multicenter-study
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Bernies van der Hiel, John B A G Haanen, Marcel P M Stokkel, Daniel S Peeper, Connie R Jimenez, Jos H Beijnen, Bart A van de Wiel, Ronald Boellaard, Alfons J M van den Eertwegh
BACKGROUND: In patients with BRAFV600 mutated unresectable stage IIIc or metastatic melanoma, molecular targeted therapy with combined BRAF/MEK-inhibitor vemurafenib plus cobimetinib has shown a significantly improved progression-free survival and overall survival compared to treatment with vemurafenib alone. Nevertheless, the majority of BRAFV600 mutation-positive melanoma patients will eventually develop resistance to treatment. Molecular imaging with (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) PET has been used to monitor response to vemurafenib in some BRAFV600 mutated metastatic melanoma patients, showing a rapid decline of (18)F-FDG uptake within 2 weeks following treatment...
September 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914600/reduction-of-18-f-fdg-dose-in-clinical-pet-mr-imaging-by-using-silicon-photomultiplier-detectors
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Tetsuro Sekine, Gaspar Delso, Konstantinos G Zeimpekis, Felipe de Galiza Barbosa, Edwin E G W Ter Voert, Martin Huellner, Patrick Veit-Haibach
Purpose To determine the level of clinically acceptable reduction in injected fluorine 18 ((18)F) fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) dose in time-of-flight (TOF)-positron emission tomography(PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging by using silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) detectors compared with TOF-PET/computed tomography (CT) using Lu1.8Y0.2SiO5(Ce), or LYSO, detectors in patients with different body mass indexes (BMIs). Materials and Methods Patients were enrolled in this study as part of a larger prospective study with a different purpose than evaluated in this study (NCT02316431)...
September 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913742/automated-morphological-and-morphometric-analysis-of-mass-spectrometry-imaging-data-application-to-biomarker-discovery
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Gaël Picard de Muller, Rima Ait-Belkacem, David Bonnel, Rémi Longuespée, Jonathan Stauber
Mass spectrometry imaging datasets are mostly analyzed in terms of average intensity in regions of interest. However, biological tissues have different morphologies with several sizes, shapes, and structures. The important biological information, contained in this highly heterogeneous cellular organization, could be hidden by analyzing the average intensities. Finding an analytical process of morphology would help to find such information, describe tissue model, and support identification of biomarkers. This study describes an informatics approach for the extraction and identification of mass spectrometry image features and its application to sample analysis and modeling...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912993/bilateral-peritonsillar-abscess-in-an-infant-an-unusual-presentation-of-sore-throat
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Mariana Manzoni Seerig, Letícia Chueiri, Janaina Jacques, Maria Fernanda Piccoli Cardoso de Mello, Martin Batista Coutinho da Silva, Daniel Buffon Zatt, Rosana Cristine Otero Cunha, Andre Souza de Albuquerque Maranhão
INTRODUCTION: Peritonsillar abscess is considered a suppurative complication of acute tonsillitis. It is usually unilateral and clinically evident bilateral presentation is uncommon. The condition affects mainly children older than 10 years and young adults. Herein we present a rare case of bilateral peritonsillar abscess in an infant. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 1-year-old boy presented with a two-day history of worsening sore throat, loss of appetite, vomiting, and fever...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911963/evolution-of-computed-tomography-imaging-the-first-year-after-endovascular-sealing-of-infrarenal-aortic-aneurysms-using-the-nellix-device
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Leo H van den Ham, Thijs G Ter Mors, Johannes T Boersen, Jean Paul P M de Vries, Patrick W Vriens, Jan M Heyligers, Michel M P J Reijnen
INTRODUCTION: The Nellix Endovascular Aneurysm Sealing (EVAS) System is an alternative endovascular treatment option for infrarenal aortic aneurysms (AAA) with a unique appearance on Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA). Normal evolution of post-EVAS CTA appearance follow-up is still largely unknown and important in order to timely detect eventual complications. OBJECTIVE: To assess the normal appearance of CTA images 30 days and 1 year after EVAS in 50 consecutive patients...
September 11, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910401/strontium-doped-hydroxyapatite-polysaccharide-materials-effect-on-ectopic-bone-formation
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C Ehret, R Aid-Launais, T Sagardoy, R Siadous, R Bareille, S Rey, S Pechev, L Etienne, J Kalisky, E de Mones, D Letourneur, J Amedee Vilamitjana
Previous studies performed using polysaccharide-based matrices supplemented with hydroxyapatite (HA) particles showed their ability to form in subcutaneous and intramuscular sites a mineralized and osteoid tissue. Our objectives are to optimize the HA content in the matrix and to test the combination of HA with strontium (Sr-HA) to increase the matrix bioactivity. First, non-doped Sr-HA powders were combined to the matrix at three different ratios and were implanted subcutaneously for 2 and 4 weeks. Interestingly, matrices showed radiolucent properties before implantation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906527/mango-bagasse-functional-confectionery-vehicle-for-enhancing-bioaccessibility-and-permeability-of-phenolic-compounds
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Luz Abril Herrera-Cazares, Fátima Hernández-Navarro, Aurea K Ramírez-Jiménez, Rocío Campos-Vega, María de la Luz Reyes-Vega, Guadalupe Loarca-Piña, Eduardo Morales-Sánchez, Abraham Wall-Medrano, Marcela Gaytán-Martínez
Functional confectionery can be exploited as a vehicle for the protection of phenolic compounds (PCs) and for enhancing absorption during the gastrointestinal (GI) process. In this study, a confection containing 20% of mango bagasse (MB), gelatin and pectin was formulated. The PC profile, antioxidant capacity, in vitro bioaccessibility and apparent permeability (Papp) during mouth-stomach-intestine digestion (15, 30, 60, 120 min) and in vitro colonic fermentation (6, 12, 24 h) were evaluated for MB and the mango bagasse confection (MBC)...
September 14, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906344/value-of-the-visual-and-semiquantitative-analysis-of-carbon-11-methionine-pet-ct-in-brain-tumors-recurrence-versus-post-therapeutic-changes
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Nestor Martínez-Amador, Julio Jiménez-Bonilla, Isabel Martínez-Rodríguez, Maria De Arcocha-Torres, Remedios Quirce, Francisco J Gómez-de la Fuente, Jorge L López-Defilló, Ignacio Banzo
To compare the visual and semiquantitative analysis of carbon-11-methionine (C-MET) PET/computed tomography (CT) images in patients with primary brain tumors and suspected recurrence, persistence, or necrotic post-therapeutic changes. A total of 41 consecutive C-MET-PET/CT scans on 35 (21 men, mean age 44.1±16.6 years) patients were requested for MRI suspicion of recurrent or persistent primary tumor after therapy. The C-MET PET/CT were obtained 20 min after an intravenous injection of 555-740 MBq (15-20 mCi) of C-MET...
September 12, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905091/added-value-of-dedicated-axillary-hybrid-18f-fdg-pet-mri-for-improved-axillary-nodal-staging-in-clinically-node-positive-breast-cancer-patients-a-feasibility-study
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Thiemo J A van Nijnatten, B Goorts, S Vöö, M de Boer, L F S Kooreman, E M Heuts, J E Wildberger, F M Mottaghy, M B I Lobbes, M L Smidt
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility and potential added value of dedicated axillary 18F-FDG hybrid PET/MRI, compared to standard imaging modalities (i.e. ultrasound [US], MRI and PET/CT), for axillary nodal staging in clinically node-positive breast cancer. METHODS: Twelve patients with clinically node-positive breast cancer underwent axillary US and dedicated axillary hybrid 18F-FDG PET/MRI. Nine of the 12 patients also underwent whole-body PET/CT. Maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) were measured for the primary breast tumor and the most FDG-avid axillary lymph node...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903543/biosimilars-in-rheumatology-a-review-of-the-evidence-and-their-place-in-the-treatment-algorithm
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Hendrik Schulze-Koops, Alla Skapenko
Determining biosimilarity involves a comprehensive exercise with a focus on determining the comparability of the molecular characteristics and preclinical profile of the biosimilar and reference product, such that there is less need for extensive clinical testing to assure comparability of clinical outcomes. Three anti-TNF biosimilar agents are approved for patients with rheumatic diseases in the European Union. The infliximab (Remicade®) biosimilars CT-P13 (Remsima® and Inflectra®) and SB2 (Flixabi®) and the etanercept (Enbrel®) biosimilar SB4 (Benepali®) have shown close comparability to their reference medicinal products, having undergone extensive evaluations...
August 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902884/development-of-est-ssr-markers-in-flowering-chinese-cabbage-brassica-campestris-l-ssp-chinensis-var-utilis-tsen-et-lee-based-on-de-novo-transcriptomic-assemblies
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Jingfang Chen, Ronghua Li, Yanshi Xia, Guihua Bai, Peiguo Guo, Zhiliang Wang, Hua Zhang, Kadambot H M Siddique
Flowering Chinese cabbage is one of the most important vegetable crops in southern China. Genetic improvement of various agronomic traits in this crop is underway to meet high market demand in the region, but the progress is hampered by limited number of molecular markers available in this crop. This study aimed to develop EST-SSR markers from transcriptome sequences generated by next-generation sequencing. RNA-seq of eight cabbage samples identified 48,975 unigenes. Of these unigenes, 23,267 were annotated in 56 gene ontology (GO) categories, 6,033 were mapped to 131 KEGG pathways, and 7,825 were assigned to clusters of orthologous groups (COGs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902255/taking-advantage-of-an-unerupted-third-molar-a-case-report
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Igor Figueiredo Pereira, Fernando Zander Mucci Santiago, Augusto Cesar Sette-Dias, Vladimir Reimar Augusto de Souza Noronha
Introduction: Treatments with dental surgery seek to displace tooth to the correct position within the dental arch. Objective: To report a clinical case that took advantage of an unerupted third molar. Case history: A male patient, 18 years of age, was referred by his dentist to evaluate the third molars. The clinical exam revealed no visible lower third molars. The computed tomography (CT) exam showed the presence of a supernumerary tooth in the region of the mandibular ramus, on the left side, and impaction of the third molar, which was causing root resorption on the second molar, thus making it impossible to remain in the buccal cavity...
July 2017: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901637/pet-ct-versus-bone-marrow-biopsy-in-the-initial-evaluation-of-bone-marrow-infiltration-in-various-pediatric-malignancies
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Claudia P Zapata, Branko Cuglievan, Catalina M Zapata, Raquel Olavarrieta, Scott Raskin, Kavita Desai, Guillermo De Angulo
Accurate staging is essential in the prognosis and management of pediatric malignancies. Current protocols require screening for marrow infiltration with bone marrow biopsy (BMB) as the gold standard. Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) is commonly used to complete the staging process and can also be used to evaluate marrow infiltration. OBJECTIVE: To compare PET-CT and BMB in the initial evaluation of bone marrow infiltration in pediatric cancers. DESIGN/METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed new cases of EWS, rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, and lymphoma diagnosed between January 2009 and October 2014...
September 13, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901615/model-based-dose-reconstruction-for-ct-dose-estimation
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Mingye Wu, Zhye Yin, Bruno De Man
PURPOSE: Our goal is to develop a model-based approach for CT dose estimation. We previously presented a CT dose estimation method that offered good accuracy in soft tissue regions but lower accuracy in bone regions. In this work, we propose an improved physic-based approach to achieve high accuracy for any materials and realistic clinical anatomies. METHODS: Like Monte Carlo techniques, we start from a model or image of the patient and we model all relevant x-ray interaction processes...
September 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900525/a-case-of-legionella-pneumophila-evaluated-with-ct-and-ultrasound
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Alessio D'Angelo, Chiara De Simone, Marco Pagnottella, Stefano Rossi, Raffaele Pepe, Giacomo Ruggieri, Giulio Cocco, Cosima Schiavone
A 36-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department of "SS Annunziata" hospital in Chieti complaining of a sharp chest pain arisen some hours before admission. On examination, the patient looked sweaty; his vital signs showed tachycardia and augmented breath rate; sinus tachycardia and normal ventricular repolarization were observed on ECG, and no abnormalities were observed in the echoscan of the hearth. According to the clinical and electrocardiographic findings, and to previous episode of DVT in anamnesis, a thorax CT scan was performed in order to rule out pulmonary embolism...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899880/effects-of-aging-and-resistance-training-in-rat-tendon-remodeling
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Rita C Marqueti, João L Q Durigan, Anderson José S Oliveira, Marcelo Shinyu Mekaro, Vinicius Guzzoni, Andrea A Aro, Edson Rosa Pimentel, Heloisa S Selistre-de-Araujo
In elderly persons, weak tendons contribute to functional limitations, injuries, and disability, but resistance training can attenuate this age-related decline. We evaluated the effects of resistance training on the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the calcaneal tendon (CT) in young and old rats and its effect on tendon remodeling. Wistar rats aged 3 mo (young, n = 30) and 20 mo (old, n = 30) were divided into 4 groups: young sedentary, young trained, old sedentary (OS), and old trained (OT). The training sessions were conducted over a 12-wk period...
September 12, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898791/overlooked-complication-of-anticoagulant-therapy-the-intramural-small-bowel-hematoma-a-case-report
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J M Pimenta, S Raluca, J Pimenta de Castro, L Gabriel Pereira
INTRODUCTION: Intramural small bowel hematoma is a rare, and often overlooked consequence of anticoagulant therapy. In this report we present such a case in order to bring forth awareness to this entity, and its management. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a 81-year old male who presented with abdominal pain for 2days. He had been under anticoagulant therapy with warfarin for 9 years, presenting with an elevated INR of 6,2. Intramural small bowel hematoma was confirmed with abdominal ultrasound and CT scan...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898338/-response-to-abvd-chemotherapeutic-protocol-in-patients-with-early-stage-hodgkin%C3%A2-s-lymphoma
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Javier Díaz, Katherine Soto, Daniel Ernst
BACKGROUND: Recent trials show that > 90% of patients with early stage Hodgkin`s Lymphoma (ESHL) can be cured, especially when using the ABVD (doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine) chemotherapeutic (CT) protocol. The use of radiotherapy (RT) is variable and can be selected according to the presence of specific risk factors, including PET-CT, as recently reported. AIM: To report the experience in the treatment of ESHL. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective and descriptive analysis of patients with ESHL treated at the Red de Salud UC-Christus between 2011-2015...
May 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894327/detection-of-distant-metastases-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-role-of-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-conventional-imaging-with-computed-tomography-scans
#20
Almir Galvão Vieira Bitencourt, Wesley Pereira Andrade, Rodrigo Rodrigues da Cunha, Jorge Luis Fonseca de Acioli Conrado, Eduardo Nóbrega Pereira Lima, Paula Nicole Vieira Pinto Barbosa, Rubens Chojniak
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and conventional imaging tests for the detection of distant metastases in patients with locally advanced breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 81 patients with breast cancer who had undergone (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT before treatment. Conventional imaging included the following: bone scintigraphy; chest X-ray (in 14.5%) or CT (in 85.5%); and abdominal ultrasound (in 10...
July 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
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