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E Bertani, N Fazio, D Radice, C Zardini, G Spinoglio, A Chiappa, D Ribero, R Biffi, S Partelli, M Falconi
BACKGROUND: The role of primary tumour surgery in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PNETs) with unresectable liver metastases is controversial and international guidelines do not recommend surgery in such cases. Resectability of the primary tumour has never been considered in outcome comparisons between operated and non-operated patients. METHODS: From two institutional prospective databases of patients affected by PNET and unresectable liver metastases, 63 patients who underwent a left-pancreatectomy at diagnosis were identified and compared with a group of 30 patients with a potentially resectable but not-resected primary tumour located in the body or tail...
September 30, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Davide Rossi
Richter's syndrome (RS) is the development of an aggressive lymphoma in patients with a previous or concomitant diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The incidence rate for RS is ∼0.5% per year of observation. In the presence of clinical suspicious of RS, diagnosis of transformation and choice of the site of biopsy may take advantage of (18)FDG PET/CT. Molecular lesions of tumor suppression regulators (TP53), cell cycle (CDKN2A) and cell proliferation (NOTCH1, MYC) overall account for ∼90% of RS and may be responsible for its aggressive clinical phenotype...
March 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
Mélanie Gahier Penhoat, Delphine Drui, Catherine Ansquer, Eric Mirallie, Yves Maugars, Pascale Guillot
We report the case of a patient who presented with multiple brown tumors as the inaugural manifestation of primary hyperparathyroidism. Tc-99m hexakis methoxyisobutylisonitrile (99mTc-MIBI) scintigraphy demonstrated increased radiotracer uptake by the bone lesions. The patient was a 65-year-old male who sought advice for a swelling on his right shin. An osteolytic lesion was visible on the radiograph. A bone biopsy showed a benign tumor containing abundant osteoclastic cells. Laboratory abnormalities included hypercalcemia (3...
October 7, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
Eugenia Shmidt, Vandana Nehra, Val Lowe, Amy S Oxentenko
BACKGROUND: The frequency and clinically important characteristics of incidental (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ([18 F]FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) uptake in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) on PET/CT imaging in adults remain elusive. METHODS: All PET/CT reports from 1/1/2000 to 12/31/2009 at a single tertiary referral center were reviewed; clinical information was obtained from cases with incidental (18)F-FDG uptake in the GIT, with follow-up through October, 2012...
October 6, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
Hyunjung Baek, Minsook Ye, Geun-Hyung Kang, Chanju Lee, Gihyun Lee, Da Bin Choi, Jaehoon Jung, Hyunseong Kim, Seonhwa Lee, Jin Su Kim, Hyun-Ju Lee, Insop Shim, Jun-Ho Lee, Hyunsu Bae
Alzheimer's disease patients display neuropathological lesions, including the accumulation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptide and neurofibrillary tangles. Although the mechanisms causing the neurodegenerative process are largely unknown, increasing evidence highlights a critical role of immunity in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. In the present study, we investigated the role of regulatory T cells (Tregs) on Alzheimer's disease progression. First, we explored the effect of Tregs (CD4+CD25+ T cells) and Teffs (CD4+CD25- T cells) in an adoptive transfer model...
October 4, 2016: Oncotarget
K Lehmann, D Eshmuminov, P Bauerfeind, C Gubler, P Veit-Haibach, A Weber, H Abdul-Rahman, M Fischer, C Reiner, P M Schneider
INTRODUCTION: The accuracy of preoperative lymph-node staging in patients with adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG) or gastric cancer (GC) is low. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) for lymph-node staging in patients with AEG or GC, with or without neoadjuvant treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 221 consecutive patients with GC (n = 88) or AEG (n = 133) were evaluated...
September 7, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Christopher E Bauer, Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, Gary Marano, Mary-Beth Mandich, Alexander Stolin, Peter Martone, James W Lewis, Gangadhar Jaliparthi, Raymond R Raylman, Stan Majewski
BACKGROUND: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is traditionally used to image patients in restrictive positions, with few devices allowing for upright, brain-dedicated imaging. Our team has explored the concept of wearable PET imagers which could provide functional brain imaging of freely moving subjects. To test feasibility and determine future considerations for development, we built a rudimentary proof-of-concept prototype (Helmet_PET) and conducted tests in phantoms and four human volunteers...
September 2016: Brain and Behavior
H Ligtenberg, E A Jager, J Caldas Magalhaes, T Schakel, N Kasperts, F A Pameijer, C Terhaard, L M Janssen, S M Willems, C P Raaijmakers, M Philippens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
N Figura, S Flampouri, N P Mendenhall, C G Morris, B M McCook, S Ozdemir, W Slayton, E S Sandler, L Zhou, B S Hoppe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
E S Choong, J Yang, C Kennedy, R V Tse, M Boyer, B McCaughan, M M Tin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
A Patnaik, L J Appleman, A W Tolcher, K P Papadopoulos, M Beeram, D W Rasco, G J Weiss, J C Sachdev, M Chadha, M Fulk, S Ejadi, J M Mountz, M T Lotze, F G S Toledo, E Chu, M Jeffers, C Peña, C Xia, S Reif, I Genvresse, R K Ramanathan
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of copanlisib, a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor, in patients with advanced solid tumors or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Phase I dose-escalation study including patients with advanced solid tumors or NHL, and a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Patients received three weekly intravenous infusions of copanlisib per 28-day cycle over the dose range 0...
October 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Hasford Francis, John Humphrey Amuasi, Kyere Augustine Kwame, Mboyo Di Tamba Vangu
Radionuclide uptake and contrast for positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) images have been assessed in this study using NEMA image quality phantom filled with background activity concentration of 5.3 kBq/mL fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG). Spheres in the phantom were filled in turns with water to mimic cold lesions and FDG of higher activity concentrations to mimic tumor sites. Transaxial image slices were acquired on the PET-CT system and used for the evaluation of mean standard uptake value (SUVmean) and contrasts for varying sphere sizes at different activity concentrations of 10...
September 2016: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Tomoyuki Fujioka, Kazunori Kubota, Akira Toriihara, Youichi Machida, Kaori Okazawa, Tsuyoshi Nakagawa, Yukihisa Saida, Ukihide Tateishi
AIM: To clarify clinicopathological features of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) visualized on [F-18] fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT). METHODS: This study retrospectively reviewed 52 consecutive tumors in 50 patients with pathologically proven pure DCIS who underwent [F-18] FDG-PET/CT before surgery. [F-18] FDG-PET/CT was performed after biopsy in all patients. The mean interval from biopsy to [F-18] FDG-PET/CT was 29...
August 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
Jang Yoo, Hai-Jeon Yoon, Bom Sahn Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of F-18 FDG PET/CT in comparison with Tc-99m sestamibi breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) and previously established clinical prognostic parameters of invasive ductal breast carcinoma (IDC). METHODS: We retrospectively included 157 female IDC patients (mean age 49.2 years, range 29.9-78.9) who underwent PET/CT and BSGI. The maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) and tumor to normal background ratios (TNRs) of their primary tumors were measured on PET/CT and BSGI, respectively...
September 19, 2016: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
Anchisa Kunawudhi, Alexandra K Wong, Tarik K Alkasab, Umar Mahmood
PURPOSE: We evaluated all PET/CTs acquired for patients without a primary diagnosis of colorectal cancer, and compared results for those who had subsequent colonoscopy within 6 months, to assess the accuracy of FDG PET/CT for detection of incidental pre-malignant polyps and malignant colon cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 9,545 patients who underwent F-18 FDG PET/CT studies over 3.5 years were retrospectively reviewed. Due to pre-existing diagnosis of colorectal cancer, 818 patients were excluded...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Henry Gewirtz, Vasken Dilsizian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Amalia Gastaldelli, Melania Gaggini, Giuseppe Daniele, Demetrio Ciociaro, Eugenio Cersosimo, Devjit Tripathy, Curtis Triplitt, Peter Fox, Nicolas Musi, Ralph DeFronzo, Patricia Iozzo
: GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1-RAs) act on multiple tissues, in addition to the pancreas. Recent studies suggest that GLP-1-RAs act on liver and adipose tissue to reduce insulin resistance (IR). Thus, we evaluated the acute effects of exenatide (EX) on hepatic (Hep-IR) and adipose (Adipo-IR) insulin resistance and glucose uptake. 15 male subjects (age=56±8 y, BMI=29±1 kg/m(2) , A1c=5.7±0.1%) were studied on two occasions, with a double blind subcutaneous injection of exenatide (5 mcg) or placebo (PLC) 30 min before a 75-gram oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)...
September 17, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Simone Perandini, G A Soardi, A R Larici, A Del Ciello, G Rizzardi, A Solazzo, L Mancino, F Zeraj, M Bernhart, M Signorini, M Motton, S Montemezzi
OBJECTIVES: To achieve multicentre external validation of the Herder and Bayesian Inference Malignancy Calculator (BIMC) models. METHODS: Two hundred and fifty-nine solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs) collected from four major hospitals which underwent 18-FDG-PET characterization were included in this multicentre retrospective study. The Herder model was tested on all available lesions (group A). A subgroup of 180 SPNs (group B) was used to provide unbiased comparison between the Herder and BIMC models...
September 15, 2016: European Radiology
Randy Wei, Avinash Chaurasia, Suhong Yu, Chandana Lall, Samuel J Klempner
Patients with locally advanced gastroesophageal cancers frequently undergo concurrent chemotherapy and radiation (CRT). 18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography ((18)FDG-PET) in combination with computed tomography is used for disease staging and assessing response to therapy. (18)FDG-PET interpretation is subject to confounding influences including infectious/inflammatory conditions, serum glucose, and concurrent medications. Radiotherapy induces tissue damage, which may be associated with FDG-avidity; however, few reports have described the focal areas of hepatic uptake following concurrent chemoradiation (CRT)...
2016: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
Ismaheel Lawal, Mike Sathekge
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation forms an important core of the aetiopathogenic process involved in many diseases affecting the heart and the blood vessels. These diseases include infections as well as inflammatory non-infectious cardiovascular conditions. The common feature of this is invasion of the heart or blood vessel by inflammatory cells. F-18 2-fluoro 2-deoxy-D glucose (FDG) is an analogue of glucose and like glucose it is taken up by activated inflammatory cells that accumulate at the site of infection...
September 10, 2016: British Medical Bulletin
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