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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904869/value-of-dedicated-head-and-neck-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-protocol-in-detecting-recurrent-and-metastatic-lesions-in-post-surgical-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-patients-with-high-serum-thyroglobulin-level-and-negative-131-i-whole-body-scan
#1
Mai Hong Son, Bui Quang Bieu, Le Ngoc Ha
OBJECTIVES: In clinical practice, approximately 10-25% of post-surgical differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) patients with high serum thyroglobulin (Tg) and negative (131)I whole-body scan (WBS) have poor prognosis due to recurrent or metastatic lesions after radioactive iodine treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan in DTC patients with high serum Tg level and negative (131)I WBS. METHODS: 69 post-surgical DTC patients with high serum Tg level and negative post ablation (131)I WBS were enrolled in this study...
2016: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902561/improving-retention-in-hiv-care-through-new-york-s-expanded-partner-services-data-to-care-pilot
#2
James M Tesoriero, Britney L Johnson, Rachel Hart-Malloy, Jennifer L Cukrovany, Brenda L Moncur, Kathleen M Bogucki, Bridget J Anderson, Megan C Johnson
CONTEXT: Data to Care (DTC) represents a public health strategy using HIV surveillance data to link persons living with diagnosed HIV infection (PLWDHI) to HIV-related medical care. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of the DTC approach applied to a Partner Services program serving a geographically diffuse area of New York State. DESIGN: Disease intervention specialists received training to function as Expanded Partner Services (ExPS) advocates...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892628/association-between-foxp3-gene-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-in-chinese-han-population
#3
Weichao Jiang, Lei Zheng, Lijuan Xu, Yang Zhang, Xingxin Liu, Lihua Hu, Xiaobei Wang
BACKGROUND: Foxp3 plays important roles in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases as well as human malignancies. This study aimed to investigate the association between Foxp3 gene polymorphisms and the susceptibility to differentiated thyroid cancers (DTC). METHODS: Genotyping was performed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) in 350 DTC patients and 306 healthy controls. FOXP3 relative expression was measured by real-time quantitative PCR (qRT-PCR)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882089/gender-impact-on-the-correlation-between-thyroid-function-and-serum-lipids-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#4
Xue Li, Zhaowei Meng, Jian Tan, Ming Liu, Qiang Jia, Guizhi Zhang, Yajing He, Qing Zhang, Li Liu, Kun Song, Qing He, Mei Zhu, Shen Wang, Jianping Zhang, Wei Zheng, Renfei Wang, Tianpeng Hu, Na Liu, Arun Upadhyaya
The present study aimed to explore the association between thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and serum lipids in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), with a focus on the risk of hyperlipidemia between different genders. The study included 352 DTC patients who were ready to receive I-131 therapy as well as 352 matched normal controls. In the DTC group, 157 patients were monitored for TSH and lipid parameters prior to and after 1 month of thyroxine therapy. Results were analyzed using t-tests, Pearson bivariate correlation and binary logistic regression analyses...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869876/-smart-web-support-a-new-tool-to-help-information-sharing-in-managing-complex-paediatric-diseases-study-protocol
#5
Paola Rosati, Armando Grossi, Alessandro Inserra, Graziamaria Ubertini, Giusy Ferro, Barbara Baldini Ferroli, Ludovica Martini, Daniela Cotzia
As devices for learning, smart-web support (SWS) multimedia hypertexts on the web now provide more versatile and interactive reading systems than those traditionally available in static printed texts. Designing similar tools for clinical practice would make complex scientific information easier to comprehend, and present the various therapeutic options to patients as minimally alarming graphical representations. In a pilot project we intend to produce a SWS tool for parents or tutors of children with primary differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), a heretofore rare disease whose incidence has increased over recent years...
November 2016: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869547/dynamic-risk-stratification-for-predicting-recurrence-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-treated-without-radioactive-iodine-remnant-ablation-therapy
#6
Suyeon Park, Won Gu Kim, Eyun Song, Hye-Seon Oh, Mijin Kim, Hyemi Kwon, MinJi Jeon, Tae Yong Kim, YoungKee Shong, Won Bae Kim
BACKGROUND: Increased incidence of small differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) has emphasized the need for risk stratification and individualized disease management for these low risk DTCs. The aim was to validate a new dynamic risk stratification (DRS) system for prediction of structural recurrent/persistent disease in patients with DTC treated without radioactive iodine (RAI) remnant ablation therapy. METHODS: This historical cohort study included 357 patients with DTC treated with lobectomy or total thyroidectomy without RAI therapy...
November 21, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867395/radioactive-iodine-administration-is-associated-with-persistent-related-symptoms-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#7
Pablo Florenzano, Francisco J Guarda, Rodrigo Jaimovich, Nicolás Droppelmann, Hernán González, José M Domínguez
Context. Radioiodine (RAI) administration has adverse effects in patients treated for thyroid cancer (DTC), but there is scarce information regarding their intensity and duration. Objective. To evaluate frequency and intensity of early and late RAI-related symptoms in patients with DTC. Design. Observational prospective study. Patients. DTC patients who underwent thyroidectomy, with or without RAI. Measurements. Patients answered 2 surveys: (1) from 0 to 6 months and (2) between 6 and 18 months after initial treatment...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863564/designing-and-developing-pet-based-precision-model-in-thyroid-carcinoma-the-potential-avenues-for-a-personalized-clinical-care
#8
REVIEW
Sandip Basu, Rahul Vithalrao Parghane
This communication enumerates the current uses and potential areas where PET could be clinically utilized for developing "precision medicine" type model in thyroid carcinoma. (1) In routine clinics, PET imaging (with fluorodeoxyglucose [FDG]) is utilized to investigate patients of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) with high thyroglobulin and negative iodine scintigraphy (TENIS) and in medullary carcinoma thyroid (MCT) when the tumor markers (eg, calcitonin and carcino embryonic antigen [CEA]) are raised postoperatively (PET with FDG, (68)Ga-DOTA-NOC/TATE, FDOPA)...
January 2017: PET Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860026/medical-specialists-care-and-hospital-costs-for-low-back-pain-in-the-netherlands
#9
C J Itz, B L T Ramaekers, M van Kleef, C D Dirksen
BACKGROUND: To examine the organization of medical specialist care and hospital costs for low back pain (LBP) in the Netherlands. METHODS: Aggregated health insurance claims data were provided on all diagnosis treatment combination (DTC) declarations for LBP patients first referred to the hospital in the 2nd half of 2008 and retrieved from Vektis, an organization that collects health insurance claims data. Data were available up to 1 January 2012. The data included patient characteristics, DTC-specific information including: neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, anaesthesiology and radiology...
November 8, 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855415/instrumented-trail-making-task-to-differentiate-persons-with-no-cognitive-impairment-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-disease-a-proof-of-concept-study
#10
He Zhou, Marwan Sabbagh, Rachel Wyman, Carolyn Liebsack, Mark E Kunik, Bijan Najafi
BACKGROUND: Objective and time-effective tools are needed to identify motor-cognitive impairment and facilitate early intervention. OBJECTIVE: We examined the feasibility, accuracy, and reliability of an instrumented trail-making task (iTMT) using a wearable sensor to identify motor-cognitive impairment among older adults. METHODS: Thirty subjects (age = 82.2 + 6.1 years, body mass index = 25.7 + 4.8, female = 43.3%) in 3 age-matched groups, 11 healthy, 10 with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), and 9 with Alzheimer disease (AD), were recruited...
November 18, 2016: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849428/germline-polymorphisms-of-the-vegf-pathway-predict-recurrence-in-non-advanced-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#11
Vincenzo Marotta, Concetta Sciammarella, Mario Capasso, Alessandro Testori, Claudia Pivonello, Maria Grazia Chiofalo, Claudio Gambardella, Marica Grasso, Antonio Antonino, Annamaria Annunziata, Paolo Emidio Macchia, Rosario Pivonello, Luigi Santini, Gerardo Botti, Simona Losito, Luciano Pezzullo, Annamaria Colao, Antongiulio Faggiano
CONTEXT: Angiogenesis is an hallmark of cancer and is mainly determined by genetic background, rather than environment. Germline single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of VEGF-pathway have demonstrated prognostic value in different tumours. OBJECTIVES: Main: testing prognostic value of germline SNPs of VEGF-pathway in non-advanced DTC. Secondary: correlating analyzed SNPs with microvessel density (MVD). DESIGN: Multicenter, retrospective, observational study...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846003/imaging-of-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-expression-in-metastatic-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-using-68ga-hbed-cc-psma-pet-ct
#12
Susanne Lütje, Benedikt Gomez, Joseph Cohnen, Lale Umutlu, Martin Gotthardt, Thorsten D Poeppel, Andreas Bockisch, Sandra Rosenbaum-Krumme
PURPOSE: The prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) was shown to be overexpressed on the neovasculature of several malignancies. Here, the role of Ga-HBED-CC-PSMA PET/CT for the detection of PSMA expression in patients with metastasized differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) was evaluated. METHODS: Six patients with iodine-negative and F-FDG-positive metastasized DTC (mean TG, 1616 ng/mL) received 71-93 MBq of the Ga-labeled PSMA ligand and underwent PET/CT at 62 ± 7 minutes p...
November 11, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844413/relationship-between-circulating-anti-thyroglobulin-antibodies-tgab-and-tumor-metabolism-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-dtc-prognostic-implications
#13
S Morbelli, G Ferrarazzo, E Pomposelli, F Pupo, G Pesce, I Calamia, F Fiz, A Clapasson, M Bauckneht, M Minuto, G Sambuceti, M Giusti, M Bagnasco
PURPOSE: TgAb have been proposed as tumor markers in DTC. Recent evidence links TgAb levels with DTC aggressiveness. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between TgAb and tumor glucose metabolism in DTC patients. METHODS: Seventy-one DTC patients who underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT were included. According to TgAb value and trends, patients were divided into TgAb positive (TgAb+) or negative (TgAb-) as well as in patients with increasing (Inc-TgAb) or decreasing (Dec-TgAb) trend...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835925/response-to-therapy-status-is-an-excellent-predictor-of-pregnancy-associated-structural-disease-progression-in-patients-previously-treated-for-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#14
Luba Rakhlin, Stephanie Fish, R Michael Tuttle
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of recurrence /progression of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). However, it is unclear if the impact of pregnancy would differ based on pre-pregnancy response to therapy status. Our objective was to investigate the risk of recurrence /progression of DTC applying the response to therapy assessments to pre-pregnancy status as recommended by the 2015 ATA thyroid cancer guidelines. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 235 women followed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) for DTC and who had a term pregnancy after initial treatment for DTC between 1997 and 2015...
November 11, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834385/thyroid-cancer-redifferentiation-a-new-option-for-131-i-negative-dtc
#15
Frederik A Verburg, Markus Luster
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2016: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832468/nodular-thyroid-disease-in-the-elderly-novel-molecular-approaches-for-the-diagnosis-of-malignancy
#16
REVIEW
Salvatore Sorrenti, Enke Baldini, Francesco Tartaglia, Antonio Catania, Stefano Arcieri, Daniele Pironi, Pier Giorgio Calò, Angelo Filippini, Salvatore Ulisse
Epithelial thyroid cancers (TC) comprise two differentiated histotypes (DTC), the papillary (PTC) and the follicular (FTC) thyroid carcinomas which, following dedifferentiation, are assumed to give rise to the poorly differentiated thyroid carcinomas and the rare, but highly aggressive and invariably fatal, anaplastic thyroid carcinomas. Although thyroid cancer mortality has not been changed, its annual incidence has increased over the last two decades, mainly because of the improved ability to diagnose malignant transformation in small non-palpable thyroid nodules...
November 10, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831763/thyroid-patient-salivary-radioiodine-transit-and-dysfunction-assessment-using-chewing-gums
#17
Demetrios Okkalides
Radiation-induced salivary gland dysfunction is the most frequent side-effect of I-131 thyroid therapy. Here, a novel saliva sampling method with ordinary chewing gums administered to the patients at appropriate time intervals post-treatment (TIPT) was used to relate this effect to chewing gum saliva activity (CGSA) content. Saliva samples were acquired after the oral administration of prescribed I-131 activity (radioactivity administered [RA]) to 19 differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) and 16 hyperthyroidism patients of the radioisotope unit (RIU) during 2014 and 2015...
November 2016: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829161/sediment-washing-by-edta-and-its-reclamation-by-sodium-polyamidoamine-multi-dithiocarbamate
#18
Tianlin Deng, Bingru Zhang, Fengting Li, Luyao Jin
Sodium polyamidoamine-multi dithiocarbamate (PAMAM-DTC) is a kind of heavy metals capturing agent, containing functional groups of dithiocarbamate that could strongly chelate heavy metals. In this paper, it was applied to precipitate heavy metal ions from meal-EDTA and reclaim EDTA during sediment washing process. The extracting performance of fresh EDTA was studied as a function of EDTA concentration, liquid/sediment (L/S), pH, and extraction time. Then the EDTA effluents were treated with PAMAM-DTC, Na2S and sodium diethyldithiocarbamate (DDTC) to compare their effectiveness on capturing metals from metal-EDTA complexes...
November 6, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824959/risk-factors-and-stratification-for-recurrence-of-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-elevated-thyroglobulin-and-negative-i-131-whole-body-scan-by-restaging-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
#19
Kursat Okuyucu, Semra Ince, Engin Alagoz, Ozdes Emer, Huseyin San, Elif Balkan, Aslı Ayan, Coskun Meric, Cem Haymana, Cengizhan Acıkel, Bengul Gunalp, Alper Ozgur Karacalioglu, Nuri Arslan
OBJECTIVE: In nearly 20%-30% of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) relapse and 7% of them die during the next 10 years after initial diagnosis. In 10%-30% of patients with DTC after ablation therapy during the follow-up show a negative iodine-131 ((131)I) whole-body screening test ((131)I WBS) and increased serum thyroglobulin (Tg) level. Loss of ability of DTC metastatic lesions to trap (131)I is associated with pure survival and often aggressive disease. Several studies have shown that in DTC cases non trapping (131)I, fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG PET) can detect recurrence or metastases with high sensitivity (80%-90%)...
November 8, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824297/single-point-mutations-in-pediatric-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#20
Ali S Alzahrani, Avaniyapuram Kannan Murugan, Ebtesam Qasem, Meshael Alswailem, Hindi Nassir Al-Hindi, Yufei Shi
PURPOSE: Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (DTC) is rare in children. Previous studies suggested that it has different clinicopathological features and mutation profiles compared with adult DTC. However, those studies focused on single or a limited number of gene mutations. We comprehensively studied a large series of pediatric DTC for single point mutations in BRAF, HRAS, KRAS, NRAS, PIK3CA, PTEN and TERT. We also analyzed associations between clinicopathological features and the BRAFV600Emutation...
November 8, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
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