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REVIEW
Yuji Iimuro
Preoperative estimation of future remnant liver function is critical for major hepatic surgery to avoid postoperative morbidity and mortality. Among several liver function tests, the indocyanine green (ICG) clearance test is still the most popular dynamic method. The usefulness of ICG clearance test parameters, such as ICGR15, KICG, or PDRICG, has been reported by many investigators. The transcutaneous non-invasive pulse dye densitometry system has made the ICG clearance test more convenient and attractive, even in Western countries...
December 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329259/extreme-overvalued-beliefs-how-violent-extremist-beliefs-become-normalized
#2
Tahir Rahman
Extreme overvalued beliefs (EOB) are rigidly held, non-deusional beliefs that are the motive behind most acts of terrorism and mass shootings. EOBs are differentiated from delusions and obsessions. The concept of an overvalued idea was first described by Wernicke and later applied to terrorism by McHugh. Our group of forensic psychiatrists (Rahman, Resnick, Harry) refined the definition as an aid in the differential diagnosis seen in acts of violence. The form and content of EOBs is discussed as well as group effects, conformity, and obedience to authority...
January 12, 2018: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324837/health-economic-assessment-of-gd-eob-dtpa-mri-versus-eccm-mri-and-multi-detector-ct-for-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-china
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Xiaoning He, Jing Wu, Anke-Peggy Holtorf, Harald Rinde, Shuangshuang Xie, Wen Shen, Jiancun Hou, Xuehua Li, Ziping Li, Jiaming Lai, Yuting Wang, Lin Zhang, Jian Wang, Xuesong Li, Kuansheng Ma, Feng Ye, Han Ouyang, Hong Zhao
Limited data exists in China on the comparative cost of gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine magnetic resonance imaging (Gd-EOB-DTPA-MRI) with other imaging techniques. This study compared the total cost of Gd-EOB-DTPA-MRI with multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and extracellular contrast media-enhanced MRI (ECCM-MRI) as initial imaging procedures in patients with suspected hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We developed a decision-tree model on the basis of the Chinese clinical guidelines for HCC, which was validated by clinical experts from China...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279500/hepatic-angiomyolipoma-staining-in-the-post-vascular-phase-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-due-to-the-presence-of-macrophages
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Kei Endo, Hidekatsu Kuroda, Keisuke Kakisaka, Takayoshi Oikawa, Kei Sawara, Kazuyuki Ishida, Tamotsu Sugai, Yasuhiro Takikawa
A 47-year-old Japanese man was referred to hospital after the detection of a liver tumor. Dynamic computed tomography and Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging were consistent with a diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). No perfusion defect was observed in the post-vascular phase of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). Histopathological staining of the tumor cells was positive for antibodies against HMB-45 and CD68, confirming the diagnosis of hepatic angiomyolipoma (HAML). These findings indicated the presence of macrophages in HAML...
December 27, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278765/gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-t1%C3%AF-imaging-vs-diffusion-metrics-for-assessment-liver-inflammation-and-early-stage-fibrosis-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-rabbits
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Yuanliang Xie, Hongfeng Zhang, Chaoling Jin, Xiang Wang, Xiaoqi Wang, Jingting Chen, Yikai Xu
To assess the value of T1ρ,T1ρ on hepatobiliary phase (HBP) and diffusion metrics in staging of Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) activity scores, inflammation, fibrosis in NASH rabbits model. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) rabbits model was induced by feeding a varied duration of high-fat, high-cholesterol diet. T1ρ,T1ρ (HBP) 20min after administration of Gd-EOB-DTPA, and Intravoxel incoherent motion imaging (IVIM) diffusion-weighted imaging were performed on a 3.0T magnetic resonance (MR) imaging unit...
December 23, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260280/peri-tumoral-hyperintensity-on-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri-in-hepatocellular-carcinomas-correlation-with-peri-tumoral-hyperplasia-and-its-pathological-features
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Norihide Yoneda, Osamu Matsui, Azusa Kitao, Takahiro Komori, Kazuto Kozaka, Hiroko Ikeda, Kotaro Yoshida, Dai Inoue, Tetsuya Minami, Wataru Koda, Satoshi Kobayashi, Toshifumi Gabata
PURPOSE: Peri-tumoral hyperintensity (P-hyperintensity) is occasionally seen in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on the hepatobiliary (HB) phase of gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI (EOB-MRI). A recent study reported peri-tumoral hyperplasia (P-hyperplasia) associated with over-expression of glutamine synthetase (GS) in HCC or metastatic carcinoma. The aim of this study was to analyze the correlation between P-hyperintensity on the HB phase and GS expression indicating P-hyperplasia and reveal its pathological features...
December 19, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258264/convenient-preparation-of-18f-labeled-peptide-probes-for-potential-claudin-4-pet-imaging
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Lucia Feni, M Aymen Omrane, Moritz Fischer, Boris D Zlatopolskiy, Bernd Neumaier, Ines Neundorf
Since pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed in a late state of cancer development, diagnostic opportunities allowing early disease detection are highly sought after. As such, cancer expression of claudin proteins is markedly dysregulated, making it an attractive target for molecular imaging like positron emission tomography (PET). Claudins are a family of transmembrane proteins that have a pivotal role as members of the tight junctions. In particular, claudin-3 and claudin-4 are frequently overexpressed in pancreatic cancer...
December 18, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234638/prospective-comparison-of-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-with-dynamic-ct-for-detecting-recurrence-of-hcc-after-radiofrequency-ablation
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Yasuharu Imai, Kazuhiro Katayama, Masatoshi Hori, Takayuki Yakushijin, Kenji Fujimoto, Toshifumi Itoh, Takumi Igura, Mitsuru Sakakibara, Manabu Takamura, Masakatsu Tsurusaki, Hiroto Takahashi, Katsuyuki Nakanishi, Noriaki Usuki, Koh Tsuji, Hiroshi Ohashi, Tonsok Kim, Tetsuo Takehara, Takamichi Murakami
Background: We prospectively compared the efficacy of gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with that of dynamic multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for detection of recurrent hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Methods: Institutional review board approval and written informed consent were obtained for this multicenter study. Ninety-seven HCC patients treated with curative RFA underwent both Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI and dynamic MDCT every 3-4 months...
November 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223715/development-of-two-fluorine-18-labeled-pet-radioligands-targeting-pde10a-and-in-vivo-pet-evaluation-in-nonhuman-primates
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Vladimir Stepanov, Akihiro Takano, Ryuji Nakao, Nahid Amini, Shotaro Miura, Tomoaki Hasui, Haruhide Kimura, Takahiko Taniguchi, Christer Halldin
INTRODUCTION: Phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) is a member of the PDE enzyme family that degrades cyclic adenosine and guanosine monophosphates (cAMP and cGMP). Based on the successful development of [11C]T-773 as PDE10A positron emission tomography (PET) radioligand, in this study our aim was to develop and evaluate fluorine-18 analogs of [11C]T-773. METHODS: [18F]FM-T-773-d2 and [18F]FE-T-773-d4 were synthesized from the same precursor used for 11C-labeling of T-773 in a two-step approach via 18F-fluoromethylation and 18F-fluoroethylation, respectively, using corresponding deuterated synthons...
October 23, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205456/automated-production-of-18-f-ftha-according-to-gmp
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Nina Savisto, Tapio Viljanen, Esa Kokkomäki, Jörgen Bergman, Olof Solin
14-(R,S)-[18 F]fluoro-6-thia-heptadecanoic acid is a tracer for fatty acid imaging by positron emission tomography. High demand for this tracer required us to replace semi-automatic synthesis with a fully automated procedure. An automated synthesis device was constructed in-house for multistep nucleophilic 18 F-fluorination and a control system was developed. The synthesis device was combined with a sterile filtration unit and both were qualified. 14-(R,S)-[18 F]fluoro-6-thia-heptadecanoic acid was produced according to good manufacturing practice guidelines set by the European Union...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172059/hydroxamate-column-based-purification-of-zirconium-89-89zr-using-an-automated-fluidic-platform
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Matthew J O'Hara, Nathaniel J Murray, Jennifer C Carter, Cynthia M Kellogg, Jeanne M Link
Zirconium-89 (89Zr) is a long-lived (t1/2 = 78.4h) positron-emitting isotope that is useful for positron emission tomography (PET) based diagnostic imaging using radiolabeled antibodies. Hydroxamate resin columns are predominantly used for the purification of 89Zr from cyclotron bombarded natY targets dissolved in strong HCl. 89Zr is conventionally eluted from the resin in 1M oxalic acid (H2C2O4), a complexant that is conducive to follow-on binding of 89Zr through a transchelation process to the deferoxamine siderophore...
November 21, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146731/organic-anion-transporting-polypeptide-1b3-as-a-dual-reporter-gene-for-fluorescence-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Menq-Rong Wu, Hon-Man Liu, Chen-Wen Lu, Way-Hone Shen, I-Jou Lin, Li-Wen Liao, Yi-You Huang, Ming-Jium Shieh, Jong-Kai Hsiao
Reporter proteins have broad applications in visualizing molecular events at the cellular, tissue and whole-body levels. Transmembrane transporters recognizing specific molecular domains are of particular interest because they enable the migration of signal-source molecules from the extracellular space to the cytoplasm for subsequent application in multimodality imaging. Organic anion-transporting polypeptides (OATPs) have demonstrated their MRI reporter efficacy. We further expanded their use as a dual-modality reporter in MRI and noninvasive in vivo imaging system (IVIS)...
November 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138880/morphological-classification-of-intraductal-papillary-neoplasm-of-the-bile-duct
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Shihong Ying, Mingliang Ying, Wenjie Liang, Zhaoming Wang, Qidong Wang, Feng Chen, Wenbo Xiao
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the morphological classification of intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB), as well as morphological differences between IPNB without mucin secretion (IPNB-NM) and IPNB with mucin secretion (IPMN-B). METHODS: Eighty-one patients with IPNB were retrospectively analysed. Imaging examinations included computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced MRI and positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT)...
November 14, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127936/synthesis-of-n-3-4-11c-methylpiperazin-1-yl-1-5-methylpyridin-2-yl-1h-pyrazol-5-yl-pyrazolo-1-5-a-pyrimidine-3-carboxamide-as-a-new-potential-pet-agent-for-imaging-of-irak4-enzyme-in-neuroinflammation
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Xiaohong Wang, Wenzhi Xu, Caihong Miao, Fugui Dong, Wei Li, Min Wang, Mingzhang Gao, Qi-Huang Zheng, Zhidong Xu
The reference standard N-(3-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-1-(5-methylpyridin-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine-3-carboxamide (9) and its demethylated precursor N-(1-(5-methylpyridin-2-yl)-3-(piperazin-1-yl)-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)pyrazolo[1,5-α]pyrimidine-3-carboxamide (8) were synthesized from pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine-3-carboxylic acid and ethyl 2-cyanoacetate with overall chemical yield 13% in nine steps and 14% in eight steps, respectively. The target tracer N-(3-(4-[11C]methylpiperazin-1-yl)-1-(5-methylpyridin-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine-3-carboxamide ([11C]9) was prepared from its precursor with [11C]CH3OTf through N-[11C]methylation and isolated by HPLC combined with SPE in 50-60% radiochemical yield, based on [11C]CO2 and decay corrected to EOB...
November 6, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049250/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-magnetic-resonance-elastography-in-the-detection-and-staging-of-hepatic-fibrosis
#15
Wen-Pei Wu, Cheng-In Hoi, Ran-Chou Chen, Ching-Po Lin, Chen-Te Chou
The present study compared the efficacy of gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) in the estimation of hepatic fibrosis stages with histopathologic correlation.This retrospective study included 104 patients (87 men and 17 women; mean age, 60.6 ± 10.6 years) with chronic liver disease who underwent both Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI and MRE. The relative enhancement (RE) ratio of the liver parenchyma and the contrast enhancement index (CEI) were calculated as (SIpostliver - SIpreliver)/SIpreliver and SIpost/SIpre, respectively, where SIpost and SIpre were the liver-to-muscle signal intensity ratios on the hepatobiliary phase images and noncontrast-enhanced images, respectively...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040990/non-hypervascular-hypointense-hepatic-nodules-during-the-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine-pentaacetic-acid-enhanced-mri-as-a-risk-factor-of-intrahepatic-distant-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-ablation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Takayuki Iwamoto, Yasuharu Imai, Takumi Igura, Sachiyo Kogita, Yoshiyuki Sawai, Kazuto Fukuda, Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Yasushi Matsumoto, Masanori Nakahara, Osakuni Morimoto, Hiroshi Ohashi, Norihiko Fujita, Masatoshi Kudo, Tetsuo Takehara
BACKGROUND: Non-hypervascular hypointense hepatic nodules during the hepatobiliary phase of gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced MRI have been reported to be associated with intrahepatic distant recurrence (IDR) after hepatectomy or radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). IDR is categorized into hypervascular transformation of non-hypervascular hypointense hepatic nodules and new intrahepatic recurrence. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between non-hypervascular hypointense hepatic nodules on Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI and IDR after RFA, focusing on new intrahepatic recurrence...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033416/progression-of-hepatic-hypovascular-nodules-with-hypointensity-in-the-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cases
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Tsukasa Saitoh, Shuichi Sato, Tomotaka Yazaki, Hiroshi Tobita, Tatsuya Miyake, Shunji Ishihara, Takashi Katsube, Hajime Kitagaki, Yoshikazu Kinoshita
Purpose We investigated the possible factors for predicting the future progression to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) from hypovascular nodules detected in the hepatobiliary phase of gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (Gd-EOB-DTPA-MRI). Material and Methods A total of 91 hypovascular nodules detected by Gd-EOB-DTPA-MRI in 28 patients without any past history of treatment for HCC were retrospectively examined. The nodules were categorized into those with and without HCC progression, then comparisons were made to identify any factors possibly related to a progression to HCC in each case...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029443/quantitative-evaluation-of-gd-eob-dtpa-uptake-in-focal-liver-lesions-by-using-t1-mapping-differences-between-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepatic-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-and-cavernous-hemangioma
#18
Zhenpeng Peng, Chang Li, Tao Chan, Huasong Cai, Yanji Luo, Zhi Dong, Zi-Ping Li, Shi-Ting Feng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the difference of T1 relaxation time on Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatic focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) and cavernous hemangioma of liver (CHL), and to quantitatively evaluate the uptake of Gd-EOB-DTPA in these three focal liver lesions (FLLs). RESULTS: The T1P of CHL was significantly higher than those of HCC and FNH (P < 0.05). Reduction of T1 relaxation time on hepatobiliary phase could be observed in all three types of lesions...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990804/effects-of-a-blend-of-essential-oils-and-overcrowding-stress-on-the-growth-performance-meat-quality-and-heat-shock-protein-gene-expression-of-broilers
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S M Hosseini, H Farhangfar, R Nourmohammadi
1. Overcrowding stress is common in the poultry industry. Chickens exposed to long-term stressful situations are characterised by welfare impairment and immunosuppression. The present study evaluated the effects of a blend of essential oils (EOB; cinnamaldehyde and thymol) and stocking density on the performance, gut microflora, meat quality, and physiological stress markers of broilers. One-day-old Ross 308 male broiler chickens (n = 360) were allocated to 4 experimental groups from d 22 to 42. Each treatment had 6 replicates of 15 chicks...
October 9, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987688/differentiation-of-hypointense-nodules-on-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-hepatobiliary-phase-mri-using-t2-enhanced-spin-echo-imaging-with-the-time-reversed-gradient-echo-sequence-an-initial-experience
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Masami Yoneyama, Yukihisa Takayama, Akihiro Nishie, Masanobu Nakamura, Yasutomo Katsumata, Atsushi Takemura, Makoto Obara, Tomoyuki Okuaki, Hiroshi Honda, Marc Van Cauteren
PURPOSE: To optimize the flip angle (FA) of the T2 enhanced spin-echo imaging using the time reversed gradient echo (T2FFE) and evaluate its utility for differentiating hypointensity nodules in the hepatobiliary phase (HBP) of gadoxetic acid-enhanced (Gd-EOB) MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, FA optimization of the T2FFE in the HBP was investigated by comparing signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) among different FAs using phantoms. The liver-to-muscle contrast ratios (CRLiver-Muscle) and image quality among three FAs (20°, 50° and 80°) were compared using images of 10 patients...
October 2017: European Journal of Radiology
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