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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822997/18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-solitary-plasmacytoma-metabolic-behavior-and-progression-to-multiple-myeloma
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Domenico Albano, Giovanni Bosio, Giorgio Treglia, Raffaele Giubbini, Francesco Bertagna
PURPOSE: Solitary plasmacytoma (SP) is a rare plasma-cell neoplasm, which can develop both in skeletal and/or soft tissue and frequently progresses to multiple myeloma (MM). Our aim was to study the metabolic behavior of SP and the role of 18F-FDG-PET/CT in predicting progression to MM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-two patients with SP who underwent 18F-FDG-PET/CT before any treatment were included. PET images were qualitatively and semiquantitatively analyzed by measuring the maximum standardized uptake value body weight (SUVbw), lean body mass (SUVlbm), body surface area (SUVbsa), metabolic tumor volume (MTV), total lesion glycolysis (TLG) and compared with age, sex, site of primary disease, and tumor size...
August 19, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822791/acute-unilateral-hip-pain-in-fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva-fop
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Frederick S Kaplan, Mona Al Mukaddam, Robert J Pignolo
BACKGROUND: Flare-ups of the hips are among the most feared and disabling complications of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) and are poorly understood. In order to better understand the nature of hip flare-ups in FOP, we evaluated 25 consecutive individuals with classic FOP (14 males, 11 females; 3-56years old, median age, 17years old) who presented with acute unilateral hip pain. RESULTS: All 25 individuals were suspected of having a flare-up of the hip based on clinical history and a favorable response to a four day course of high-dose oral prednisone...
August 16, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822678/signs-of-disease-occur-in-the-majority-of-third-molars-in-an-adult-population
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I Ventä, M M Vehkalahti, S Huumonen, A L Suominen
The purpose of this study was to assess clinical and radiographic signs of disease in third molars within a population that is representative of the Finnish adult population aged 30 years and older. A two-stage stratified cluster sampling method was used to collect the 6005 subjects, who were examined clinically and also by panoramic radiography. The state of impaction, presence of dentinal caries and/or restorations, presence of root canal fillings, periodontal pocket depth, and additional pathological findings such as over-eruption and widened follicle were assessed...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819758/an-in-silico-biomechanical-analysis-of-the-stent-esophagus-interaction
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Mathias Peirlinck, Nic Debusschere, Francesco Iannaccone, Peter D Siersema, Benedict Verhegghe, Patrick Segers, Matthieu De Beule
Despite all technological innovations in esophageal stent design over the past 20 years, the association between the stent design's mechanical behavior and its effect on the clinical outcome has not yet been thoroughly explored. A parametric numerical model of a commercially available esophageal bioresorbable polymeric braided wire stent is set up, accounting for stent design aspects such as braiding angle, strut material, wire thickness, degradation and friction between the wires comprising a predictive tool on the device's mechanical behavior...
August 17, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819530/assessment-of-sphenoid-sinus-related-anatomic-variations-with-computed-tomography
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Figen Tunalı Turkdogan, Kenan Ahmet Turkdogan, Murat Dogan, Mehmet Haydar Atalar
INTRODUCTION: Frequent and broad application of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) in parallel with experience makes it imperative to know the anatomy and the existing pathology very well before surgery. This study examines the association between anomalies in the sphenoid sinus area in paranasal sinuses computed tomography (PNS-CT) and pathological findings and determines variations of sphenoid sinus. METHODS: A total of 200 cases (100 women, 100 men) who had PNS-CT in the emergency and radiology polyclinics within the period of one year were included in this study...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817656/investigation-of-the-halo-artifact-in-68ga-psma-11-pet-mri
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Thorsten Heußer, Philipp Mann, Christopher M Rank, Martin Schäfer, Antonia Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Boris A Hadaschik, Klaus Kopka, Peter Bachert, Marc Kachelrieß, Martin T Freitag
OBJECTIVES: Combined positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) targeting the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) with a 68Ga-labelled PSMA-analog (68Ga-PSMA-11) is discussed as a promising diagnostic method for patients with suspicion or history of prostate cancer. One potential drawback of this method are severe photopenic (halo-) artifacts surrounding the bladder and the kidneys in the scatter-corrected PET images, which have been reported to occur frequently in clinical practice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817096/time-resolved-study-of-nanomorphology-and-nanomechanic-change-of-early-stage-mineralized-electrospun-poly-lactic-acid-fiber-by-scanning-electron-microscopy-raman-spectroscopy-and-atomic-force-microscopy
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Mengmeng Wang, Yin Cai, Bo Zhao, Peizhi Zhu
In this study, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Raman spectroscopy and high-resolution atomic force microscopy (AFM) were used to reveal the early-stage change of nanomorphology and nanomechanical properties of poly(lactic acid) (PLA) fibers in a time-resolved manner during the mineralization process. Electrospun PLA nanofibers were soaked in simulated body fluid (SBF) for different periods of time (0, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 21 days) at 10 °C, much lower than the conventional 37 °C, to simulate the slow biomineralization process...
August 17, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810297/-clinical-and-pathologic-features-of-extrapleural-sarcomatoid-mesothelioma
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M C Wei, S J Yang
Objective: To investigate the morphological features, diagnosis and differential diagnosis of extrapleural sarcomatoid malignant mesothelioma (SMM). Methods: Six cases of extrapleural SMM were evaluated for their clinical, histological, immunohistochemical features, and prognosis. Results: Patients included 3 men and 3 women, with a median age of 60 years (range 41-75 years). All patients had no asbestos exposure in history and no pleural lesions. The tumors involved peritoneum (3 cases), bone (2 cases), and neck soft tissue (1 case)...
August 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808648/traumatic-arteriovenous-malformation-of-the-superficial-temporal-artery
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Mahmoud Omrani Fard, Omid Yousofnejad, Mohammadbagher Heydari
Most of the vascular lesions on head and neck soft tissue are congenital, but a rare cause can be trauma. A 23-year-old man came to our clinic with a wide pulsatile tortuous mass in the left temporofrontal area. That mass was appeared since 10 years ago. Ten years before his coming to our clinic, he had a blunt trauma in that area. After that, a small wound appeared there and healed gradually. In clinical examination, mass was large and pulsatile, and a fine murmur was detected from it. In paraclinical examination, computed tomography scan with intravenous contrast and sonography revealed a vascular mass with arteriovenous (AV) fistula in soft tissue only in that area...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807248/tumor-model-for-surgical-simulation-to-assess-a-minimally-invasive-endoscopic-approach-for-midcheek-mass-removal
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Giovanni Dell' Aversana Orabona, Antonio Romano, Paola Bonavolontà, Vincenzo Abbate, Alfonso Manfuso, Giorgio Iaconetta, Bernhard Hirt, Luigi Califano
INTRODUCTION: The midcheek is considered one of the most important facial area due to its involvement in mimic expression and communication. Pathology of this district is complex due to the variety of soft tissue belonging to the face. We propose a surgical simulation, to assess the feasibility of a new minimally invasive endoscopic approach for midcheek mass removal. TECHNICAL REPORT: This study was performed on four cadavers, at the Anatomy Laboratory of the University of Tubingen...
September 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806258/recurrent-scapular-metastasis-from-hepatoblastoma-shown-on-fdg-pet-ct-and-f-dopa-pet-ct
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Bing Zhang, Qiao He, Xinchong Shi, Xiaoyan Wang, Xiangsong Zhang
We report the case of a 4-year-old girl with a biochemical relapse (plasma α-fetoprotein of 57,987.6 μg/L) after hepatoblastoma and extrahepatic metastases removal and adjuvant chemotherapy. Abdominal ultrasound, CT, and MRI failed to determine the site of recurrence. F-FDG PET/CT showed increased activity in the region of left scapula and adjacent soft tissue, which was incorrectly interpreted as the postoperative repair or inflammatory change. F-DOPA PET/CT showed increased activity and noticeable progressed lesion in the same place...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806250/recurrent-leiomyosarcoma-of-external-oblique-muscle-detected-on-99mtc-mdp-spect-ct
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Taisong Wang, Yan Xing, Wenli Qiao, Jinhua Zhao
A Tc-MDP bone scintigraphy was performed in an 88-year-old man with a history of right external oblique muscle leiomyosarcoma, which was resected 8 months ago. The static images showed abnormal tracer uptake in the region of resection bed. SPECT/CT images demonstrated that the increased activity was from a partially calcified soft tissue mass in external oblique muscle. Subsequent pathological examination confirmed recurrent tumor.
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801570/the-buckling-instability-of-aggregating-red-blood-cells
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Daniel Flormann, Othmane Aouane, Lars Kaestner, Christian Ruloff, Chaouqi Misbah, Thomas Podgorski, Christian Wagner
Plasma proteins such as fibrinogen induce the aggregation of red blood cells (RBC) into rouleaux, which are responsible for the pronounced shear thinning behavior of blood, control the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) - a common hematological test - and are involved in many situations of physiological relevance such as structuration of blood in the microcirculation or clot formation in pathological situations. Confocal microscopy is used to characterize the shape of RBCs within rouleaux at equilibrium as a function of macromolecular concentration, revealing the diversity of contact zone morphology...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800578/angiomyofibroblastoma-of-the-broad-ligament-a-case-report
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Hsiao-Chin Huang, Ying-Ren Chen, Horng-Der Tsai, Ya-Min Cheng, Yi-Hsuan Hsiao
Angiomyofibroblastoma (AMF) is a distinctive, rare, benign mesenchymal tumor that often occurs in the lower genital region of women. The most commonly reported location of an AMF is in the vulvovaginal area. We describe a rare case of an AMF located in the broad ligament in a 47-yr-old woman. The patient experienced menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, and subsequent menstrual spotting. She sought help at the National Cheng Kung University Hospital. Ultrasonography showed an echo-complex mass in the left adnexal area...
September 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798039/physical-activity-during-adolescence-and-the-development-of-cam-morphology-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study-of-210-individuals
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Antony Palmer, Scott Fernquest, Mo Gimpel, Richard Birchall, Andrew Judge, John Broomfield, Julia Newton, Mark Wotherspoon, Andrew Carr, Sion Glyn-Jones
INTRODUCTION: Cam morphology is a strong risk factor for the development of hip pain and osteoarthritis. It is increasingly thought to develop in association with intense physical activity during youth; however, the aetiology remains uncertain. The study aim was to characterise the effect of physical activity on morphological hip development during adolescence. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of individuals aged 9-18 years recruited from Southampton Football Club Academy (103 male) with an age-matched control population (52 males and 55 females)...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796040/primary-malignant-mesenchymoma-of-bladder-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Zecheng Yang, Xiaodong Yang, Xianqi Lu, Lijian Gao, Gang Li, Xuefeng Zhang
RATIONALE: Malignant mesenchymoma (MM) is defined as a heterogeneous malignant soft tissue tumor that consists of 2 or more distinctly different mesenchymal components in addition to fibrosarcomatous elements. Bladder MM was rarely reported in the literature and there are only 5 cases of primary bladder MM documented in English literature to date. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 58-year-old male complained of difficulty in urination and intermittent gross hematuria for 3 months...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794364/an-ineffective-differential-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-after-streptococcal-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection
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Tetsuya Suzuki, Momoko Mawatari, Toshihiko Iizuka, Tatsuya Amano, Satoshi Kutsuna, Yoshihiro Fujiya, Nozomi Takeshita, Kayoko Hayakawa, Norio Ohmagari
We herein report the case of a 68-year-old woman with a skin and soft tissue infection at her extremities. The blood culture results were positive for Streptococcus pyogenes, and we started treatment using ampicillin and clindamycin, although subsequent auscultation revealed a new-onset heart murmur. We therefore suspected rheumatic heart disease and infective endocarditis. The case met both the Jones criteria and the modified Duke criteria. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed vegetation on the aortic valve, although the pathological findings were also compatible with both rheumatic heart disease and infective endocarditis...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791883/dermatofibroma-sonographic-findings-and-pathologic-correlation
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Kyu Yeoun Won, So Young Park, Wook Jin, Bark-Lynn Lew
Background Ultrasound has been increasingly used for the evaluation of superficial soft tissue lesions. Dermatofibroma is one of the most common dermal lesions. Experiences in ultrasound examinations of dermatofibromas have been accumulated. Purpose To evaluate sonographic findings of dermatofibroma and to correlate them with pathologic findings. Material and Methods A total of 18 dermatofibromas in 15 patients were included. Sonographic findings were assessed for location, depth, size, shape, margin, spiculation, echogenicity, internal hyperechoic dots, change in echogenicity of adjacent soft tissue, and vascularity, by two musculoskeletal radiologists in consensus...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776571/expanded-molecular-profiling-of-myxofibrosarcoma-reveals-potentially-actionable-targets
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Ellen Heitzer, Sandra Sunitsch, Magdalena M Gilg, Birgit Lohberger, Beate Rinner, Karl Kashofer, Nicole Stündl, Peter Ulz, Joanna Szkandera, Andreas Leithner, Bernadette Liegl-Atzwanger
Myxofibrosarcomas are morphologically heterogeneous soft tissue sarcomas lacking a specific immunohistochemical expression profile and recurrent genetic changes. The study was designed to gain further insights into the molecular landscape of myxofibrosarcomas by targeted re-sequencing of known cancer driver hotspot mutations and the analysis of genomewide somatic copy number alterations. A well-defined group of myxofibrosarcomas, including myxofibrosarcomas G1 (n=6), myxofibrosarcomas G3 (n=7), myxofibrosarcomas with morphologically heterogeneous and independently selectable G1 and G3 areas within a tumor (n=8), and myxofibrosarcomas G3 with subsequent tumor recurrence (n=1) or metastatic disease (n=3) were evaluated...
August 4, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768702/tumour-front-inflammation-and-necrosis-are-independent-prognostic-predictors-in-high-grade-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder
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Anjelica Hodgson, Bin Xu, Raj Satkunasivam, Michelle R Downes
AIMS: Inflammation and necrosis have been associated with prognosis in multiple epithelial malignancies. Our objective was to evaluate inflammation and necrosis in a cohort of patients with high-grade urothelial carcinomas of the bladder to determine their association with pathological parameters and their prognostic effect on relapse-free and disease-specific survival. METHODS: A retrospective cohort that underwent radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinomas (n=235) was evaluated for invasive front and central inflammation using the Klintrup-Makinen assessment method...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
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