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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318936/vector-model-supported-approach-in-prostate-plan-optimization
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Eva Sau Fan Liu, Vincent Wing Cheung Wu, Benjamin Harris, Margot Lehman, David Pryor, Lawrence Wing Chi Chan
Lengthy time consumed in traditional manual plan optimization can limit the use of step-and-shoot intensity-modulated radiotherapy/volumetric-modulated radiotherapy (S&S IMRT/VMAT). A vector model base, retrieving similar radiotherapy cases, was developed with respect to the structural and physiologic features extracted from the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) files. Planning parameters were retrieved from the selected similar reference case and applied to the test case to bypass the gradual adjustment of planning parameters...
March 17, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318935/vector-model-supported-optimization-in-volumetric-modulated-arc-stereotactic-radiotherapy-planning-for-brain-metastasis
#2
Eva Sau Fan Liu, Vincent Wing Cheung Wu, Benjamin Harris, Matthew Foote, Margot Lehman, Lawrence Wing Chi Chan
Long planning time in volumetric-modulated arc stereotactic radiotherapy (VMA-SRT) cases can limit its clinical efficiency and use. A vector model could retrieve previously successful radiotherapy cases that share various common anatomic features with the current case. The prsent study aimed to develop a vector model that could reduce planning time by applying the optimization parameters from those retrieved reference cases. Thirty-six VMA-SRT cases of brain metastasis (gender, male [n = 23], female [n = 13]; age range, 32 to 81 years old) were collected and used as a reference database...
March 17, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318105/metformin-as-add-on-to-intensive-insulin-therapy-in-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#3
Frederik Staels, Carolien Moyson, Chantal Mathieu
We aimed to evaluate the effect of adjuvant metformin to intensive insulin therapy in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1DM). A 10 year retrospective study of 2 cohorts was performed. Cohort "MET" (n = 186) consisted of T1DM patients on adjuvant metformin for ≥ 6 months and cohort "CTR" (n = 62) consisted of T1DM patients who refused (n = 25) or adhered <6 months (n = 37) to metformin. HbA1c, BMI and daily insulin dose were registered yearly. A third cross-sectional group "REF" (n = 961) of T1DM patients not offered adjuvant metformin, was used as a reference for baseline comparison...
March 20, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315166/effects-of-thromboprophylactic-doses-of-apixaban-and-rivaroxaban-on-coagulation-and-thrombin-generation-in-association-with-total-hip-replacement
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Tuukka A Helin, Lauri Virtanen, Mikko Manninen, Jarkko Leskinen, Juhana Leppilahti, Lotta Joutsi-Korhonen, Riitta Lassila
Factor Xa inhibitors (FXaI) apixaban and rivaroxaban are used for thromboprophylaxis after major elective orthopaedic surgery. Because few patient sample studies exist, we postoperatively assessed patients undergoing unilateral total hip arthroplasty, including 22 treated with apixaban (2.5 mg BID) and 20 treated with rivaroxaban (10 mg OD). We collected blood samples before and 3 h after drug intake at 4 time points, preoperatively, as well as on day 1, week 1 (day 2-8) and day 28 post-operation. APTT and PT were immediately analysed...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314695/a-systematic-review-of-cost-effective-treatment-of-postoperative-rotator-cuff-repairs
#5
REVIEW
Rebecca N Dickinson, John E Kuhn, Jamie L Bergner, Katherine H Rizzone
OBJECTIVE: The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative combines payment of multiple services for episodes of care into 1 bundle. Rotator cuff repair is a likely candidate for future inclusion. The objective of this study was to determine cost-effective, high-quality postoperative rehabilitation dosing and cryotherapy for patients undergoing rotator cuff repair based on systematic review of the literature. METHODS: Systematic review of level I and level II articles was performed in PubMed, Cochrane Databases, and PEDro...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314186/mobility-indices-and-doses-from-210-po-and-210-pb-activity-concentrations-data-in-brazilian-spas-groundwaters
#6
Daniel Marcos Bonotto, Ana Maria Marinello Assis de Oliveira
(210)Po and (210)Pb activity concentrations in spas groundwaters occurring at São Paulo (SP) and Minas Gerais (MG) states, Brazil, have been reported in this paper with a dual purpose: to compare different indices for evaluating the radionuclides mobility into waters and to evaluate the drinking water quality from dose calculations. The waters (75 sampling points) are extensively used for drinking in public places, bottling and bathing purposes, among other. The samples were taken from springs and wells drilled at different aquifer systems inserted in Paraná and Southeastern Shield hydrogeological provinces...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314163/radon-measurements-and-dose-estimate-of-workers-in-a-manganese-ore-mine
#7
Amin Shahrokhi, Tamás Vigh, Csaba Németh, Anita Csordás, Tibor Kovács
In the new European Basic Safety Standard (EU-BSS), a new reference level for indoor radon concentration in workplaces has recommended that the annual average activity concentration of indoor radon shall not be higher than 300Bqm(-3). This paper describes the radon concentration level in an underground workplace (manganese ore mine) over long time intervals (4 years). Several common radon monitors devices - including NRPB and Raduet (as a passive method based on CR-39), AlphaGUARD PQ 2000Pro, SARAD EQF3220, TESLA and Pylon WLX (as active methods) - were used for continuous radon measurements...
March 10, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314070/long-lasting-effects-of-chronic-heavy-cannabis-abuse
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Joannis N Nestoros, Elena Vakonaki, Manolis N Tzatzarakis, Athanasios Alegakis, Markos D Skondras, Aristidis M Tsatsakis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent of short-term memory impairment and schizophrenia-like symptoms in heavy and systematic cannabis users and the association between the severity of abuse and the longevity of its persistent symptoms after refraining from such use. METHODS: A complete psychiatric examination and a psychometric evaluation were performed in 48 solely cannabis users. Additionally, head hair samples were analyzed and the detected cannabinoids levels were correlated with the psychometric findings...
March 17, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306555/assessment-of-dosimetric-impact-of-system-specific-geometric-distortion-in-an-mri-only-based-radiotherapy-workflow-for-prostate
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C Gustafsson, F Nordström, E Persson, J Brynolfsson, L E Olsson
Dosimetric errors in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) only radiotherapy workflow may be caused by system specific geometric distortion from MRI. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact on planned dose distribution and delineated structures for prostate patients, originating from this distortion. A method was developed, in which computer tomography (CT) images were distorted using the MRI distortion field. The displacement map for an optimized MRI treatment planning sequence was measured using a dedicated phantom in a 3 T MRI system...
March 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303372/ellagic-acid-ameliorates-learning-and-memory-deficits-in-a-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-an-exploration-of-underlying-mechanisms
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Zahra Kiasalari, Rana Heydarifard, Mohsen Khalili, Siamak Afshin-Majd, Tourandokht Baluchnejadmojarad, Elham Zahedi, Ashkan Sanaierad, Mehrdad Roghani
RATIONALE: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with irreversible loss of intellectual abilities. Current therapies for AD are still insufficient. OBJECTIVE: In this study, the effect of ellagic acid on learning and memory deficits was evaluated in intrahippocampal amyloid beta (Aβ25-35)-microinjected rats and its modes of action were also explored. METHODS: AD rat model was induced by bilateral intrahippocampal microinjection of Aβ25-35 and ellagic acid was daily administered (10, 50, and 100 mg/kg), and learning, recognition memory, and spatial memory were evaluated in addition to histochemical assessment, oxidative stress, cholinesterases activity, and level of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB), Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), and nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2)...
March 16, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303210/stereotactic-spine-radiosurgery-review-of-safety-and-efficacy-with-respect-to-dose-and-fractionation
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REVIEW
Michael Huo, Arjun Sahgal, David Pryor, Kristin Redmond, Simon Lo, Matthew Foote
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is an emerging treatment option for spinal metastases with demonstrated efficacy in the upfront, postoperative, and re-treatment settings, as well as for tumor histologies considered radioresistant. Uncertainty exists regarding the optimal dose and fractionation schedule, with single and multifraction regimens commonly utilized. METHODS: A literature search of the PubMed and Medline databases was conducted to identify papers specific to spine SBRT and the effect of varying dose/fractionation regimens on outcomes...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300466/selection-of-the-initial-design-for-the-two-stage-continual-reassessment-method
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Xiaoyu Jia, Anastasia Ivanova, Shing M Lee
In the two-stage continual reassessment method (CRM), model-based dose escalation is preceded by a pre-specified escalating sequence starting from the lowest dose level. This is appealing to clinicians because it allows a sufficient number of patients to be assigned to each of the lower dose levels before escalating to higher dose levels. While a theoretical framework to build the two-stage CRM has been proposed, the selection of the initial dose-escalating sequence, generally referred to as the initial design, remains arbitrary, either by specifying cohorts of three patients or by trial and error through extensive simulations...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299565/influence-of-long-term-chronic-exposure-and-weather-conditions-on-scots-pine-populations
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Stanislav Geras'kin, Denis Vasiliyev, Ekaterina Makarenko, Polina Volkova, Alexey Kuzmenkov
Over a period of 8 years (2007-2014), we were evaluating seed quality and morphological abnormalities in Scots pine trees affected as a result of the Chernobyl accident. The calculated dose rates for the trees at the study sites varied from background values at the reference sites to 40 mGy/year at the most contaminated site. We investigated whether radioactive contamination and/or weather factors could decrease the reproductive capacity or increase the frequency of morphological abnormalities of needles in pine trees...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297330/using-daily-diagnostic-quality-images-to-validate-planning-margins-for-prostate-interfractional-variations
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Wen Li, Andrew Vassil, Andrew Godley, Lama Muhieddine Mossolly, Qingyang Shang, Ping Xia
The purpose of this study is to use the same diagnostic-quality verification and planning CTs to validate planning margin account for residual interfractional variations with image-guided soft tissue alignment of the prostate. For nine prostate cancer patients treated with IMRT to 78 Gy in 39 fractions, daily verification CT-on-rails images of the first seven and last seven fractions (n=126) were retrospectively selected for this study. On these images, prostate, bladder, and rectum were delineated by the same attending physician...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297317/image-texture-and-radiation-dose-properties-in-ct
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Dawid Mozejko, Hilde Kjernlie Andersen, Marius Pedersen, Dag Waaler, Anne Catrine Traegde Martinsen
The aim of this study was to compare image noise properties of GE Discovery HD 750 and Toshiba Aquilion ONE. The uniformity section of a Catphan 600 image quality assurance phantom was scanned with both scanners, at different dose levels and with extension rings simulating patients of different sizes. 36 datasets were obtained and analyzed in terms of noise power spectrum. All the results prove that introduction of extension rings significantly altered the image quality with respect to noise properties. Without extension rings, the Toshiba scanner had lower total visible noise than GE (with GE as reference: FC18 had 82% and FC08 had 80% for 10 mGy, FC18 had 77% and FC08 74% for 15 mGy, FC18 had 80% and FC08 77% for 20 mGy)...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297291/evaluation-of-dose-area-product-of-common-radiographic-examinations-towards-establishing-a-preliminary-diagnostic-reference-levels-pdrls-in-southwestern-nigeria
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Nnamdi N Jibiri, Christopher J Olowookere
In Nigeria, a large number of radiographic examinations are conducted yearly for various diagnostic purposes. However, most examinations carried out do not have records of doses received by the patients, and the employed exposure parameters used are not documented; therefore, adequate radiation dose management is hindered. The aim of the present study was to estimate the dose-area product (DAP) of patients examined in Nigeria, and to propose regional reference dose levels for nine common examinations (chest PA, abdomen AP, pelvis AP, lumbar AP, skull AP, leg AP, knee AP, hand AP, and thigh AP) undertaken in Nigeria...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296730/image-quality-evaluation-for-care-kv-technique-combined-with-iterative-reconstruction-for-chest-computed-tomography-scanning
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Bin Yang, Zheng-Liang Li, Yi Gao, Ya-Ying Yang, Wei Zhao
BACKGROUND: To investigate the radiation dose and image quality for iterative reconstruction combined with the CARE kV technique in chest computed tomography (CT) scanning for physical examination. METHODS: A total of 130 patients who underwent chest CT scanning were randomly chosen and the quality reference value was set as 80 mAs. The scanning scheme was set and the patients were randomly divided into groups according to the scanning scheme. Sixty patients underwent a chest scan with 100 kV using the CARE kV technique and SAFIRE reconstruction (value=3) (experimental group) and the other 70 patients underwent chest scanning with 120 kV (control group)...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296327/fricke-gel-dosimeter-with-improved-sensitivity-for-low-dose-level-measurements
#18
Mauro Vaiente, Wladimir Molina, Lila Carrizales Silva, Rodolfo Figueroa, Francisco Malano, Pedro Pérez, Mauricio Santibañez, José Vedelago
Fricke solution has a wide range of applications as radiation detector and dosimetry. It is particularly appreciated in terms of relevant comparative advantages, like tissue-equivalence when prepared in aqueous media like gel matrix, continuous mapping capability, independence of dose rate and incident direction, as well as linear dose response. This work presents the development and characterization of an improved Fricke gel system, based on modified chemical compositions, making possible its application in clinical radiology due to its improved sensitivity...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294346/skin-erythema-pigmentation-and-hydration-kinetics-after-ultraviolet-radiation-induced-photodamage-in-southern-chinese-women
#19
MiaoJian Wan, Rong Hu, Xiaoyuan Xie, Zijian Gong, Jinling Yi, Haiyan Chen, Lin Xie, Xiaomin Guan, Lei Guan, Wei Lai
Although there have been some studies about changes of skin erythema and pigmentation following ultraviolet radiation in other races, the relevant data in Chinese have never been achieved. Thus we evaluated the long-time course of skin erythema, pigmentation and hydration changes after different doses of solar-simulated ultraviolet (SSUV) irradiation in 26 Chinese women for 168 days. The erythema index increased abruptly and peaked during 3 days of SSUV exposure, then slowly returned to the baseline level starting at day 7 and completely recovered during 168-day course of this study only in one minimal erythema doses (MED) SSUV irradiation...
March 15, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293054/comparison-of-the-effects-of-iron-oxide-as-a-new-form-of-iron-supplement-and-ferrous-sulfate-on-the-blood-levels-of-iron-and-total-iron-binding-globulin-in-the-rabbit
#20
Reyhaneh Kheiri, Mohammad Kazem Koohi, Goudarz Sadeghi-Hashjin, Hadiseh Nouri, Noushin Khezli, Mohsen Aghamohammad Hassan, Fatemeh Hoomani, Gholamreza Shams, Ali Rasouli, Majid Motaghinejad
Iron oxide is an important biological agent that has a key role in medical processes; however, the mechanism whereby it provides iron for human and animal cells and its biological uses remains unclear. We aimed to evaluate the effects of oral iron oxide on serum iron status and compare the results with those of iron sulfate as a reference salt. Fifteen adult rabbits were divided into 3 groups of 5 each: control group, iron sulfate group, and iron oxide group. The groups received doses of 3.3, 10, and 33 mg/kg in 3 experiments...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
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