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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330690/subclinical-leaflet-thrombosis-in-surgical-and-transcatheter-bioprosthetic-aortic-valves-an-observational-study
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Tarun Chakravarty, Lars Søndergaard, John Friedman, Ole De Backer, Daniel Berman, Klaus F Kofoed, Hasan Jilaihawi, Takahiro Shiota, Yigal Abramowitz, Troels H Jørgensen, Tanya Rami, Sharjeel Israr, Gregory Fontana, Martina de Knegt, Andreas Fuchs, Patrick Lyden, Alfredo Trento, Deepak L Bhatt, Martin B Leon, Raj R Makkar
BACKGROUND: Subclinical leaflet thrombosis of bioprosthetic aortic valves after transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) has been found with CT imaging. The objective of this study was to report the prevalence of subclinical leaflet thrombosis in surgical and transcatheter aortic valves and the effect of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) on the subclinical leaflet thrombosis and subsequent valve haemodynamics and clinical outcomes on the basis of two registries of patients who had CT imaging done after TAVR or SAVR...
March 19, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330596/role-of-18-f-choline-pet-ct-in-guiding-biopsy-in-patients-with-risen-psa-levels-and-previous-negative-biopsy-for-prostate-cancer
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G A Jiménez Londoño, A M García Vicente, M Amo-Salas, F Fúnez Mayorga, M A López Guerrero, M P Talavera Rubio, P Gutierrez Martin, B González García, J A de la Torre Pérez, Á M Soriano Castrejón
OBJECTIVES: To study (18)F-Choline PET/CT in the diagnosis and biopsy guide of prostate cancer (pCa) in patients with persistently high prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and previous negative prostate biopsy. To compare the clinical risk factors and metabolic variables as predictors of malignancy. METHODS: Patients with persistently elevated PSA in serum (total PSA >4ng/mL) and at least a previous negative or inconclusive biopsy were consecutively referred for a whole body (18)F-Choline PET/CT...
March 15, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330432/preoperative-ct-scan-based-sizing-and-in-stent-restenosis-in-peripheral-endovascular-revascularizations
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Adrien Kaladji, Maximilien Giovannetti, Remy Pascot, Elodie Clochard, Anne Daoudal, Antoine Lucas, Alain Cardon
Objectives This study evaluates the effect of stent sizing with CT-scan on the incidence of restenosis in peripheral arterial disease. Methods This retrospective study included 59 patients with 66 arterial lesions who underwent a endovascular procedure for peripheral arterial disease between April 2013 and October 2013. All patients had de novo iliac or femoral lesions, were candidates for an endovascular procedure alone and underwent CTA preoperatively. The stent actually implanted, whose dimensions were chosen on the basis of the operator's experience on an intraoperative 2D angiography, was compared to the "ideal" stent chosen retrospectively on the basis of precise lesion sizing by the preoperative CTA...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329462/preoperative-use-of-ct-angiography-in-infants-with-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Kirsten Rose-Felker, Joshua D Robinson, Carl L Backer, Cynthia K Rigsby, Osama M Eltayeb, Michael C Mongé, Karen Rychlik, Christina L Sammet, Jeffrey G Gossett
BACKGROUND: Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and echocardiography (echo) are used preoperatively in coarctation of the aorta to define arch hypoplasia and great vessel branching. We sought to determine differences in quantitative measurements, as well as surgical utility, between modalities. METHODS: Infants (less than six months) with both CTA and echo prior to coarctation repair from 2004 to 2013 were included. Measurements were compared and correlated with surgical approach...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329257/lessons-learned-at-the-epicenter-of-brazil-s-congenital-zika-epidemic-evidence-from-87-confirmed-cases
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Jucille do Amaral Meneses, Ana Catarina Ishigami, Luisa Medeiros de Mello, Luciano Lira de Albuquerque, Carlos Alexandre Antunes de Brito, Marli Tenório Cordeiro, Lindomar José Pena
Congenital Zika virus infection has stimulated great international concern. A prospective case series of 87 infants with laboratory-confirmed congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) at the epicenter of the Brazilian Zika epidemic in Pernambuco state is presented. Mothers were interviewed for symptoms of possible Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy and fetal ultrasounds were obtained. Infant cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples were tested for ZIKV specific antibodies and sera were screened for other congenital infections...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328161/synthesis-in-vitro-evaluation-and-68-ga-radiolabeling-of-cdp1-towards-pet-ct-imaging-of-bacterial-infection
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Jyotibon Dutta, Sooraj Baijnath, Anou M Somboro, Savania Nagiah, Fernando Albericio, Beatriz G de la Torre, Biljana Marjanovic-Painter, Jan Rijn Zeevaart, Mike Sathekge, Hendrik G Kruger, Anil Chuturgoon, Tricia Naicker, Thomas Ebenhan, Thavendran Govender
Bacterial infections are a major concern in the human health sector due to poor diagnosis and development of multi drug resistant strains. PET/CT provides a means for the noninvasive detection and localization of the infectious foci; however, the radiotracers available are either cumbersome to prepare or their exact contribution towards the imaging is not yet established. Human antimicrobial peptides are of interest for development as PET radiotracers as they are an integral component of the immune system, non-immunogenic towards the recipient and show selectivity towards pathogens such as bacteria...
March 22, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327089/uniform-fdg-pet-guided-gradient-dose-prescription-to-reduce-late-radiation-toxicity-upgrade-rt-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-clinical-trial-with-dose-reduction-to-the-elective-neck-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Sven van den Bosch, Tim Dijkema, Martina C Kunze-Busch, Chris H J Terhaard, Cornelis P J Raaijmakers, Patricia A H Doornaert, Frank J P Hoebers, Marije R Vergeer, Bas Kreike, Oda B Wijers, Wim J G Oyen, Johannes H A M Kaanders
BACKGROUND: In definitive radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, clinically uninvolved cervical lymph nodes are irradiated with a so-called 'elective dose' in order to achieve control of clinically occult metastases. As a consequence of high-resolution diagnostic imaging, occult tumor volume has significantly decreased in the last decades. Since the elective dose is dependent on occult tumor volume, the currently used elective dose may be higher than necessary. Because bilateral irradiation of the neck contributes to dysphagia, xerostomia and hypothyroidism in a dose dependent way, dose de-escalation to these regions can open a window of opportunity to reduce toxicity and improve quality of life after treatment...
March 21, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323641/metal-artifacts-in-computed-tomography-for-radiation-therapy-planning-dosimetric-effects-and-impact-of-metal-artifact-reduction
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Drosoula Giantsoudi, Bruno De Man, Joost Verburg, Alexei Trofimov, Yannan Jin, Ge Wang, Lars Gjesteby, Harald Paganetti
A significant and increasing number of patients receiving radiation therapy present with metal objects close to, or even within, the treatment area, resulting in artifacts in computed tomography (CT) imaging, which is the most commonly used imaging method for treatment planning in radiation therapy. In the presence of metal implants, such as dental fillings in treatment of head-and-neck tumors, spinal stabilization implants in spinal or paraspinal treatment or hip replacements in prostate cancer treatments, the extreme photon absorption by the metal object leads to prominent image artifacts...
March 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322296/de-novo-sequencing-and-comparative-analysis-of-leaf-transcriptomes-of-diverse-condensed-tannin-containing-lines-of-underutilized-psophocarpus-tetragonolobus-l-dc
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Vinayak Singh, Ridhi Goel, Veena Pande, Mehar Hasan Asif, Chandra Sekhar Mohanty
Condensed tannin (CT) or proanthocyanidin (PA) is a unique group of phenolic metabolite with high molecular weight with specific structure. It is reported that, the presence of high-CT in the legumes adversely affect the nutrients in the plant and impairs the digestibility upon consumption by animals. Winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC.) is one of the promising underutilized legume with high protein and oil-content. One of the reasons for its underutilization is due to the presence of CT. Transcriptome sequencing of leaves of two diverse CT-containing lines of P...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320460/thyroid-incidentalomas-on-18fdg-pet-ct-a-metabolico-pathological-correlation
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N Hagenimana, J Dallaire, É Vallée, M Belzile
BACKGROUND: Thyroid incidentaloma is defined as an unsuspected thyroid lesion found on imaging study or while performing a surgery non-related to the thyroid gland. Most recent scientific literature tends to demonstrate a detection rate of 0.1-4.3% for incidental findings of thyroid focal uptake identified by (18)F-fluorodeoxyglugose Positron Emission Tomography with computed tomography ((18)FDG-PET/CT) initially prescribed for nonthyroid disease. From 10.3 to 80.0% of patients who underwent further evaluation are diagnosed with malignant lesions...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319953/dual-versus-single-energy-ct-angiography-imaging-for-patients-undergoing-intracranial-aneurysm-repair
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Amr Abdulazim, Christian Rubbert, Dorothea Reichelt, Christian Mathys, Bernd Turowski, Hans-Jakob Steiger, Daniel Hänggi, Nima Etminan
BACKGROUND: The invasiveness and risk of thromboembolic complications of catheter angiography underline the need for alternative imaging modalities in patients following intracranial aneurysm (IA) repair. However, the overall image quality of existing noninvasive imaging modalities, such as single-energy CT angiography (SE-CTA), compromises its value in this respect. OBJECTIVE: We prospectively investigated the value of a novel dual-energy CTA (DE-CTA) scanner and algorithm for assessing the degree of occlusion and parent vessel patency in patients following IA repair...
March 21, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319171/a-reported-20-gene-expression-signature-to-predict-lymph-node-positive-disease-at-radical-cystectomy-for-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-is-clinically-not-applicable
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Kim E M van Kessel, Harmen J G van de Werken, Irene Lurkin, Angelique C J Ziel-van der Made, Ellen C Zwarthoff, Joost L Boormans
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) provides a small but significant survival benefit. Nevertheless, controversies on applying NAC remain because the limited benefit must be weight against chemotherapy-related toxicity and the delay of definitive local treatment. Therefore, there is a clear clinical need for tools to guide treatment decisions on NAC in MIBC. Here, we aimed to validate a previously reported 20-gene expression signature that predicted lymph node-positive disease at radical cystectomy in clinically node-negative MIBC patients, which would be a justification for upfront chemotherapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318916/radiation-free-3d-head-shape-and-volume-evaluation-after-endoscopically-assisted-strip-craniectomy-followed-by-helmet-therapy-for-trigonocephaly
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Guido de Jong, Manon Tolhuisen, Jene Meulstee, Ferdi van der Heijden, Erik van Lindert, Wilfred Borstlap, Thomas Maal, Hans Delye
INTRODUCTION: Radiation-free 3D post-operative sequential follow-up in craniosynostosis is hindered by the lack of consistent markers restricting evaluation to subjective comparison. However, using the computed cranial focal point (CCFP), it is possible to perform correct sequential image superposition and objective evaluation. We used this technique for mean volume and shape change evaluation of the head utilizing 3D photos after endoscopically assisted trigonocephaly surgery. METHODS: We performed a mean head shape and volume evaluation on age grouped 3D photos (n = 86) of children who underwent endoscopically assisted strip craniectomy with helmet therapy...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318892/primary-mediastinal-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Maurizio Martelli, Andrés Ferreri, Alice Di Rocco, Michela Ansuinelli, Peter W M Johnson
Primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMLBCL) is a distinct clinical and biological disease from other types of DLBCL. It is more frequent in young female and constitutes 6%-10% of all DLBCL. PMLBCL is characterized by a diffuse proliferation of medium to large B-cells associated with sclerosis. Molecular analysis shows it to be a distinct entity from other DLBCL. Rituximab CHOP/MACOP-B-like regimens followed by mediastinal radiotherapy (RT) were associated with a 5-years PFS of 75%-85%. More intensive regimens, as DA-EPOCH-R without mediastinal RT, have shown very promising results, but this therapeutic advance needs to be confirmed in further prospective trials...
January 21, 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316327/obstructive-primary-cardiac-t-cell-lymphoma-a-case-report-from-senegal
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Simon Antoine Sarr, Abdou Majib Gaye, Fatou Aw, Jean de Dieu Nzambaza, Malick Bodian, Kana Babaka, Mouhamadou Bamba Ndiaye, Adama Kane, Maboury Diao, Serigne Abdou Ba
BACKGROUND Cardiac lymphoma is a rare entity, defined by the non-extra cardiac location at diagnosis. CASE REPORT Our patient was a 32-year-old female with no particular medical history, who presented with right heart failure with recurrent ascites and pleural effusion. There was a progressive worsening exertional dyspnea. On admission, examination revealed an irregular tachycardia at 170 beats per minute (bpm) and congestive heart failure. The electrocardiogram scored full tachyarrhythmia by atrial fibrillation with an average ventricular rate of 179 cycles per minute...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316261/effects-of-different-strength-training-frequencies-during-reduced-training-period-on-strength-and-muscle-cross-sectional-area
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Lucas Duarte Tavares, Eduardo Oliveira de Souza, Carlos Ugrinowitsch, Gilberto Candido Laurentino, Hamilton Roschel, André Yui Aihara, Fabiano Nassar Cardoso, Valmor Tricoli
This study investigated the effects of different reduced strength training (RST) frequencies on half-squat 1 RM and quadriceps cross-sectional area (QCSA). Thirty-three untrained males (24.7 ± 3.9 years; 1.73 ± 0.08 m; 74.6 ± 8.4 kg) underwent a 16-week experimental period (i.e. eight weeks of strength training [ST] followed by additional eight weeks of RST). During the ST period, the participants performed 3-4 sets of 6-12 RM, three sessions/week in half-squat and knee extension exercises...
March 19, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314296/perfusion-ct-changes-in-liver-metastases-from-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-during-everolimus-treatment
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Mirko D'Onofrio, Sara Cingarlini, Silvia Ortolani, Stefano Crosara, Riccardo DE Robertis, Paola Vallerio, Elisabetta Grego, Valentina Ciaravino, Andrea Ruzzenente, Luca Landoni, Aldo Scarpa, Claudio Bassi, Giampaolo Tortora
AIM: To evaluate modifications of perfusional parameters assessed by perfusion computed tomography (P-CT) of liver metastases (LM) from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) during everolimus treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with LMs from G1-2 PanNETs undergoing everolimus treatment between January 2013 and January 2015 were prospectively evaluated with P-CT at baseline, and after 2 and 4 months of therapy. Size, perfusion, blood volume (BV), peak enhancement intensity (PEI) and time to peak for each lesion were calculated...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303427/impact-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-on-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-upfront-towards-patient-specific-esophageal-cancer-treatment
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J B Hulshoff, V E M Mul, H E M de Boer, W Noordzij, T Korteweg, H M van Dullemen, W B Nagengast, V Oppedijk, J P E N Pierie, John Th M Plukker
INTRODUCTION: In patients with potentially resectable esophageal cancer (EC), the value of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) after fluorine-18 labeled fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) is questionable. Retrospectively, we assessed the impact of EUS after PET/CT on the given treatment in EC patients. METHODS: During the period 2009-2015, 318 EC patients were staged as T1-4aN0-3M0 with hybrid (18)F-FDG-PET/CT or (18)F-FDG-PET with CT and EUS if applicable in a nonspecific order...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303205/aneurysm-of-azygos-anterior-cerebral-artery-associated-with-falcine-meningioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Lucas C Meguins, Raquel C T Hidalgo, Antônio R Spotti, Dionei F de Morais
BACKGROUND: The azygos anterior cerebral artery (ACA) is an uncommon intracranial vascular anomaly of the circle of Willis. Identification of aneurysm from azygos ACA with anterior falcine meningioma is an extremely rare association. The aim of the present study is to report the case of an adult female with a ruptured aneurysm from azygos ACA in association with an anterior falcine meningioma. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 65-year-old female was admitted in the Emergency Department reporting sudden onset of severe headache...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301584/diagnostic-accuracy-and-added-value-of-dual-energy-subtraction-radiography-compared-to-standard-conventional-radiography-using-computed-tomography-as-standard-of-reference
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Katharina Martini, Marco Baessler, Stephan Baumueller, Thomas Frauenfelder
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate diagnostic performance of dual-energy subtraction radiography (DESR) for interpretation of chest radiographs compared to conventional radiography (CR) using computed tomography (CT) as standard of reference. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 199 patients (75 female, median age 67) were included in this institutional review board (IRB)-approved clinical trial. All patients were scanned in posteroanterior and lateral direction with dual-shot DE-technique...
2017: PloS One
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