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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214967/increased-atrial-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptors-and-grk-2-gene-expression-can-play-a-fundamental-role-in-heart-failure-after-repair-of-congenital-heart-disease-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Marcela Silva Oliveira, Fabio Carmona, Walter V A Vicente, Paulo H Manso, Karina M Mata, Mara Rúbia Celes, Erica C Campos, Simone G Ramos
Surgeries to correct congenital heart diseases are increasing in Brazil and worldwide. However, even with the advances in surgical techniques and perfusion, some cases, especially the more complex ones, can develop heart failure and death. A retrospective study of patients who underwent surgery for correction of congenital heart diseases with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in a university tertiary-care hospital that died, showed infarction in different stages of evolution and scattered microcalcifications in the myocardium, even without coronary obstruction...
February 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185408/full-field-digital-mammography-is-the-apparent-increased-detection-of-microcalcification-leading-to-over-investigation-and-over-diagnosis
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Alan J Porter, Elizabeth B Evans, Lisa M Erzetich
INTRODUCTION: Modern full-field digital mammography (FFDM) appears to have increased the detection of breast microcalcification. This retrospective study aimed to assess whether this is associated with over-investigation and possible over-diagnosis of breast pathology of lesser significance. METHODS: Three 2-year periods were studied, in which different mammographic technologies were used exclusively viz., classical screen-film mammography (SFM) in 2003-04, computed radiography (CR) in 2009-10 and FFDM in 2012-13...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182277/improving-computer-aided-detection-assistance-in-breast-cancer-screening-by-removal-of-obviously-false-positive-findings
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Jan-Jurre Mordang, Albert Gubern-Mérida, Alessandro Bria, Francesco Tortorella, Gerard den Heeten, Nico Karssemeijer
PURPOSE: Computer-Aided Detection (CADe) systems for mammography screening still mark many false positives. This can cause that radiologists lose confidence in CADe, especially when many false positive are obviously not suspicious to them. In this study we focus on obvious false positives generated by microcalcification detection algorithms. METHODS: We aim at reducing the number of obvious false positive findings by adding an additional step in the detection method...
February 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161068/distribution-and-potential-significance-of-intravillous-and-intrafibrinous-particulate-microcalcification
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Jennifer Zeng, Alan Marcus, Tatiana Buhtoiarova, Khushbakhat Mittal
Radiologic studies indicate that placental calcifications seen at 28-32 weeks' gestation are associated with adverse fetal outcome. One type of placental calcification is typically located at the basement membrane of chorionic villi. It has a fine particulate appearance and can only be seen microscopically. We have designated these calcifications as Intravillous and Intrafibrinous Particulate MicroCalcification (IPMC). In this study we examined the distribution and potential significance of IPMC. Placentas from 14 groups of fetal and maternal outcomes are examined histologically for IPMC...
February 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160395/a-novel-disorder-of-sex-development-characterized-by-progressive-regression-of-testicular-function-and-cystic-leukoencephalopathy
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Massimiliano Rossi, Alexandre Vasiljevic, Audrey Labalme, Frédérique Dijoud, Delphine Mallet-Motak, Carmen Adina Petcu, Renaud Touraine, Christine Vianey-Saban, Laurent Guibaud, Patrick Edery, Damien Sanlaville, Yves Morel
We report a novel syndromic disorder of sex development observed in three male siblings, presenting with the association of micropenis without hypospadias, cryptorchidism, very low level of antimüllerian hormone in the neonatal period, and no persistent müllerian duct structures, suggesting a progressive regression of testicular function. The patients described here showed a striking neurological involvement including bilateral periventricular cysts observed in the anterior part of the frontal horns prenatally and increasing in size and number over time, associated with infra and supratentorial parenchymal atrophy, dilated ventricular system, corpus callosum hypoplasia, severe intellectual disability, and epilepsy...
February 4, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145839/ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-cervical-lymph-nodes-in-thyroid-cancer
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Maria Regina Marrocos Machado, Marcos Roberto Tavares, Carlos Alberto Buchpiguel, Maria Cristina Chammas
Objective To determine what ultrasonographic features can identify metastatic cervical lymph nodes, both preoperatively and in recurrences after complete thyroidectomy. Study Design Prospective. Setting Outpatient clinic, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil. Subjects and Methods A total of 1976 lymph nodes were evaluated in 118 patients submitted to total thyroidectomy with or without cervical lymph node dissection. All the patients were examined by cervical ultrasonography, preoperatively and/or postoperatively...
February 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133208/-a-case-of-primary-acinic-cell-carcinoma-acc-of-the-breast
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Hiroshi Kawai, Ryoma Sugimoto, Norichika Iga, Hirokuni Ikeda, Ryosuke Yoshida, Naohisa Waki, Masahiro Ishizaki, Hideyuki Nishi, Kazuki Yamashita
A49 -year-old woman presented with a 3.5 cm mass in her right breast. Mammography revealed a lobular mass with poorly defined margins and no microcalcification. Ultrasonography showed a hypoechoic mass with an irregular margin. The tumor was diagnosed as breast carcinoma using a core needle biopsy. The patient underwent a modified radical mastectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy, and received adjuvant chemotherapy. The tumor consisted of 2 types of carcinoma. The center of the tumor was solid-tubular carcinoma, and the periphery was acinic cell carcinoma(ACC)...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132761/restenosis-after-everolimus-eluting-vascular-scaffolding-angiographic-and-optical-coherence-tomography-characterization
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Jorge Chavarría, Javier Suárez de Lezo, Soledad Ojeda, Manuel Pan, José Segura, Francisco Mazuelos, Simona Espejo, José López, Miguel Romero, José Suárez de Lezo
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Coronary restenosis after bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) implantation is infrequent and little information is available on the main characteristics of these lesions. The aim of this study was to assess restenotic lesions by using optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: We studied 330 patients with coronary artery disease who received 398 BVS to treat 380 lesions. These patients were clinically and angiographically evaluated at follow-up and OCT was carried out on detection of restenosis...
October 27, 2016: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128748/comparison-of-fine-needle-aspiration-and-non-aspiration-cytology-for-diagnosis-of-thyroid-nodules-a-prospective-randomized-and-controlled-trial
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Dan Wang, Hui-Jun Fu, Hui-Xiong Xu, Le-Hang Guo, Xiao-Long Li, Ya-Ping He, Xiao-Wan Bo, Chong-Ke Zhao, Li-Ping Sun, Feng Lu, Qing Wei
OBJECTIVES: To compare the sampling efficiency and diagnostic performance of ultrasound (US)-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and fine-needle non-aspiration cytology (FNNAC) for thyroid nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 629 thyroid nodules in 629 cases (477 females, 152 males) were randomly subjected to FNAC or FNNAC from Jun 2014 to Feb 2015. Diagnostic performance was calculated in reference to the histological findings or follow-up results. RESULTS: 629 patients (152 men, 477 women) with 629 thyroid nodules were enrolled in the study...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118035/is-the-outcome-at-surgery-different-when-flat-epithelial-atypia-and-lobular-neoplasia-are-found-in-association-at-biopsy
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Mona El Khoury, Lilia Maria Sanchez, Lucie Lalonde, Isabelle Trop, Julie David, Benoît Mesurolle
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact on the final outcome at surgery of Flat Epithelial Atypia (FEA) when found concomitantly with Lobular Neoplasia (LN) in biopsy specimens, compared to pure biopsy proven FEA. METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained. A retrospective review of our database between 2009 and 2013 identified eighty-one women (mean age 54, range 38-90) with 81 FEA biopsy-proven lesions. These were pure or associated with LN only in respectively 59/81 (73%) and 22/81 (27%)...
January 24, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109921/coronary-artery-pet-mr-imaging-feasibility-limitations-and-solutions
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Philip M Robson, Marc R Dweck, Maria Giovanna Trivieri, Ronan Abgral, Nicolas A Karakatsanis, Johanna Contreras, Umesh Gidwani, Jagat P Narula, Valentin Fuster, Jason C Kovacic, Zahi A Fayad
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe the authors' initial experience with combined coronary artery positron emission tomographic (PET) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) and (18)F-sodium fluoride ((18)F-NaF) radiotracers, describe common problems and their solutions, and demonstrate the feasibility of coronary PET/MR imaging in appropriate patients. BACKGROUND: Recently, PET imaging has been applied to the aortic valve and regions of atherosclerosis...
January 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107436/a-micro-ct-study-in-patients-with-breast-microcalcifications-using-a-mathematical-algorithm-to-assess-3d-structure
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David Kenkel, Zsuzsanna Varga, Heike Heuer, Konstantin J Dedes, Nicole Berger, Lukas Filli, Andreas Boss
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relevance of the three-dimensional (3D) structure of breast microcalcifications (MC) as a predictor of malignancy using highly resolved micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) datasets of biopsy samples. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 28 women with suspicious MC in their mammogram undergoing vacuum-assisted biopsy. Directly after the intervention, the specimens were scanned in a micro-CT with an isometric spatial resolution of 9 μm...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103550/estimating-the-accuracy-level-among-individual-detections-in-clustered-microcalcifications
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Maria Sainz de Cea, Robert Nishikawa, Yongyi Yang
Computerized detection of clustered microcalcifica tions (MCs) in mammograms often suffers from the occurrence of false positives (FPs), which can vary greatly from case to case. We investigate how to apply statistical estimation to determine the number of FPs that are present in a detected MC lesion. First, we describe the number of true positives (TPs) by a Poisson-Binomial probability distribution, wherein a logistic regression model is trained to determine the probability for an individual detected MC to be a TP based on its detector output...
January 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099938/bi-rads-3-5-microcalcifications-can-preoperatively-predict-breast-cancer-her2-and-luminal-a-molecular-subtype
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DongZhi Cen, Li Xu, Ningna Li, Zhiguang Chen, Lu Wang, Shuqin Zhou, Biao Xu, Chun Ling Liu, Zaiyi Liu, Tingting Luo
PURPOSE: To investigate associations between breast cancer molecular subtype and the patterns of mammographically detected calcifications. RESULTS: Identified were 93 (19.1%) Luminal A, 242 (49.9%) Luminal B, 108 (22.2%) HER2 and 42 (8.7%) basal subtypes. In univariate analysis, the clinicopathological parameters and BI-RADS 3-5 microcalcifications, which consisted 9 selected features was significantly associated with breast cancer molecular subtype (all P < 0...
January 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092637/non-invasive-classification-of-breast-microcalcifications-using-x-ray-coherent-scatter-computed-tomography
#15
Bahaa Ghammraoui, Lucretiu M Popescu
We investigate the use of energy dispersive x-ray coherent scatter computed tomography (ED-CSCT) as a non-invasive diagnostic method to differentiate between type I and type II breast calcifications. This approach is sensitive to the differences of composition and internal crystal structure of different types of microcalcifications. The study is carried out by simulating a CSCT system with a scanning pencil beam, considering a polychromatic x-ray source and an energy-resolving photon counting detector. In a first step, the multidimensional angle and energy distributed CSCT data is reduced to the projection-space distributions of only a few components, corresponding to the expected target composition: adipose, glandular tissue, weddellite (calcium oxalate) for type I calcifications, and hydroxyapatite for type II calcifications...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081315/the-association-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-with-microcalcification-in-thyroidnodules-with-indeterminate-cytology-based-on-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy
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İbrahim Ali Özemir, Barış Bayraktar, Ender Anılır, Kıvılcım Orhun, Tunç Eren, Jülide Sağıroğlu, Ayşe Bahar Ceyran, Rafet Yiğitbaşı, Orhan Alimoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: Microcalcifications are generally accepted as highly specific for thyroid malignancy, especially for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). The aim of this study was to determine the significance of microcalcification within nodules that were classified as being of “indeterminate cytology” (IC) according to fine-needle aspiration biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent thyroidectomy between January 2010 and 2013 were included in the study...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072582/the-effect-of-system-geometry-and-dose-on-the-threshold-detectable-calcification-diameter-in-2d-mammography-and-digital-breast-tomosynthesis
#17
Andria Hadjipanteli, Premkumar Elangovan, Alistair Mackenzie, Padraig T Looney, Kevin Wells, David R Dance, Kenneth C Young
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is under consideration to replace or to be used in combination with 2D-mammography in breast screening. The aim of this study was the comparison of the detection of microcalcification clusters by human observers in simulated breast images using 2D-mammography, narrow angle (15°/15 projections) and wide angle (50°/25 projections) DBT. The effects of the cluster height in the breast and the dose to the breast on calcification detection were also tested. Simulated images of 6 cm thick compressed breasts were produced with and without microcalcification clusters inserted, using a set of image modelling tools for 2D-mammography and DBT...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072573/design-and-application-of-a-structured-phantom-for-detection-performance-comparison-between-breast-tomosynthesis-and-digital-mammography
#18
L Cockmartin, N W Marshall, G Zhang, K Lemmens, E Shaheen, C Van Ongeval, E Fredenberg, D R Dance, E Salvagnini, K Michielsen, H Bosmans
This paper introduces and applies a structured phantom with inserted target objects for the comparison of detection performance of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) against 2D full field digital mammography (FFDM). The phantom consists of a 48 mm thick breast-shaped polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) container filled with water and PMMA spheres of different diameters. Three-dimensionally (3D) printed spiculated masses (diameter range: 3.8-9.7 mm) and non-spiculated masses (1.6-6.2 mm) along with microcalcifications (90-250 µm) were inserted as targets...
January 10, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062979/contemporary-indications-for-diagnostic-open-biopsy-in-women-assessed-for-screen-detected-breast-lesions-a-ten-year-single-institution-series-of-814-consecutive-cases
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Gelareh Farshid, P Grantley Gill
PURPOSE: In contemporary practice, 5% of women with non-malignant needle biopsies of screen-detected lesions still require diagnostic open biopsy (OBx). Our aims are to (i) capture a snapshot of the contemporary indications for OBx in screen-detected lesions; (ii) determine upgrade rates to malignancy (DCIS or invasive cancer); (iii) identify indications with sufficiently low upgrades to justify avoidance of OBx and (iv) propose plausible non-surgical alternatives. METHODS: Between Jan 2005 and Dec 2014, women assessed for a screen-detected lesion and recommended for OBx are included...
January 6, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055247/-staging-of-breast-cancer-and-the-advanced-applications-of-digital-mammogram-what-the-physician-needs-to-know
#20
Maha Hussien Helal, Sahar Mahmoud Mansour, Mai Zaglol, Lamia Adel Salaleldin, Omniya Mokhtar Nada, Marwa Anas Haggag
OBJECTIVE: To study the role of advanced applications of digital mammogram whether contrast enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in the "T" staging of histologically proven breast cancer prior management planning. METHODS: This prospective analysis, we evaluated 98 proved malignant breast masses regarding their size, multiplicity and presence of associated clusters of microcalcifications. Evaluation methods included digital mammography, 3-D tomosynthesis and contrast enhanced spectral mammography...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
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