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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646593/mri-assisted-dual-motion-correction-for-myocardial-perfusion-defect-detection-in-pet-imaging
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Xinhui Wang, Arman Rahmim, Jing Tang
PURPOSE: Myocardial perfusion (MP) PET imaging is a powerful tool in risk assess-assessment and stratification of patients with coronary artery disease. Involuntary organmotion degrades cardiac PET image resolution while respiratory and/or cardiac gating to freeze the motion leads to noisier reconstructed images due to reduced counts in the gated frames. In this work, we propose an MRI assisted dual motion correction method to compensate for respiratory and cardiac motion in MP PET data and study the impact of dual motion correction on MP defect detection using systematically designed experiments...
June 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645632/adjuvant-chemotherapy-guided-by-molecular-profiling-and-improved-outcomes-in-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Gavitt A Woodard, Sue X Wang, Johannes R Kratz, Clara T Zoon-Besselink, Chun-Yuan Chiang, Matthew A Gubens, Thierry M Jahan, Collin M Blakely, Kirk D Jones, Michael J Mann, David M Jablons
INTRODUCTION: Many early stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who are not considered candidates for adjuvant treatment according to current guidelines do harbor occult metastasis, and have disease recurrence despite complete resection. Although National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines suggest clinicopathologic characteristics to identify high-risk patients for adjuvant intervention, molecular profiling more accurately predicts 5-year survival. Early evidence of clinical benefit from application of this molecular-based management strategy, however, has not been reported...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642994/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-assess-myocardial-fibrosis-in-valvular-heart-disease
#3
Tomaz Podlesnikar, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
The left ventricular (LV) remodeling process associated with significant valvular heart disease (VHD) is characterized by an increase of myocardial interstitial space with deposition of collagen and loss of myofibers. These changes occur before LV systolic function deteriorates or the patient develops symptoms. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) permits assessment of reactive fibrosis, with the use of T1 mapping techniques, and replacement fibrosis, with the use of late gadolinium contrast enhancement...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642288/ferumoxytol-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-assessing-inflammation-after-myocardial-infarction
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Colin G Stirrat, Shirjel R Alam, Thomas J MacGillivray, Calum D Gray, Marc R Dweck, Jennifer Raftis, William Sa Jenkins, William A Wallace, Renzo Pessotto, Kelvin Hh Lim, Saeed Mirsadraee, Peter A Henriksen, Scott Ik Semple, David E Newby
OBJECTIVES: Macrophages play a central role in the cellular inflammatory response to myocardial infarction (MI) and predict subsequent clinical outcomes. We aimed to assess temporal changes in cellular inflammation and tissue oedema in patients with acute MI using ultrasmallsuperparamagnetic particles of iron oxide (USPIO)-enhanced MRI. METHODS: Thirty-one patients were recruited following acute MI and followed up for 3 months with repeated T2 and USPIO-enhanced T2*-mapping MRI...
June 22, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627979/association-between-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-gene-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-knee-osteoarthritis-susceptibility-in-a-chinese-han-population
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Ning Lu, Jianwei Lu, Chenhe Zhou, FuHua Zhong
Objective To investigate associations between single polymorphisms (SNPs) rs1800469 and rs1982073 in the transforming growth factor-β1 gene ( TGF-β1) and knee osteoarthritis (OA) susceptibility in a Chinese Han population. Methods TGF-β1 rs1800469 and rs1982073 were genotyped in patients with knee OA and age- and sex-matched OA-free controls from a Chinese Han population. The association was further analyzed according to gender and age. Results A total of 765 patients with knee OA and 780 controls were included...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614597/esc-sudden-death-risk-model-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-incremental-value-of-quantitative-contrast-enhanced-cmr-in-intermediate-risk-patients
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Rocio Hinojar, José Luis Zamorano, Ariana Gonzalez Gómez, Maria Plaza Martin, Amparo Esteban, Luis Miguel Rincón, Juan Carlos Portugal, José Julio Jimenez Nácher, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) remains the most common cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the young; however, current strategies do not identify all HCM patients at risk. A novel validated algorithm was proposed by the last European Society of Cardiology guidelines to guide implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy. Recently, extensive myocardial fibrosis was independently associated with increased risk of SCD events. This study aimed to establish the relation between myocardial fibrosis (late gadolinium enhancement [LGE] extension) and the novel SCD risk-prediction model in a real population of HCM to evaluate its potential additional value in the different risk groups...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605290/early-response-based-therapy-stratification-improves-survival-in-adult-early-thymic-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-group-for-research-on-adult-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-study
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Jonathan Bond, Carlos Graux, Ludovic Lhermitte, Diane Lara, Thomas Cluzeau, Thibaut Leguay, Agata Cieslak, Amélie Trinquand, Cedric Pastoret, Mohamed Belhocine, Salvatore Spicuglia, Véronique Lheritier, Stéphane Leprêtre, Xavier Thomas, Françoise Huguet, Norbert Ifrah, Hervé Dombret, Elizabeth Macintyre, Nicolas Boissel, Vahid Asnafi
Purpose Early thymic precursor (ETP) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is an immunophenotypically defined subgroup of T-cell ALL (T-ALL) associated with high rates of intrinsic treatment resistance. Studies in children have shown that the negative prognostic impact of chemotherapy resistance is abrogated by the implementation of early response-based intensification strategies. Comparable data in adults are lacking. Patients and Methods We performed comprehensive clinicobiologic, genetic, and survival analyses of a large cohort of 213 adult patients with T-ALL, including 47 patients with ETP-ALL, treated in the GRAALL (Group for Research on Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) -2003 and -2005 studies...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595204/association-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-cha2ds2-vasc-score-with-left-atrial-thrombus-in-patients-who-are-candidates-for-percutaneous-mitral-balloon-valvuloplasty
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Orhan Maden, Kevser G Balci, Mustafa M Balci, Serdar Kuyumcu, Hatice Selçuk, Mehmet T Selçuk
OBJECTIVE: Association between inflammation and pro-thrombotic state has been described previously. Aim of the present study was to investigate if presence of left atrial (LA) thrombus or spontaneous echocardiographic contrast (SEC) in rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) was related to neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and to determine predictive utility of the CHA2DS2-VASc risk stratification score in patients with mitral stenosis complicated by LA thrombus. METHODS: NLR and CHA2DS2-VASc score of 188 patients with MS and 35 healthy controls were evaluated...
June 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594645/novel-imaging-techniques-in-gynaecological-cancer
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Vincent Vandecaveye, Raphaëla Dresen, Frederik De Keyzer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe the added value of novel functional MRI techniques towards detection, staging, characterization, response monitoring and prognostication in gynaecological cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: Functional MRI including diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)-MRI and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE)-MRI adds structural, hemodynamic and physiological information to anatomical MRI. In endometrial and cervical cancer, the addition of DWI-MRI and DCE-MRI improves tumour detection as well as staging of uterine and extra-uterine pelvic spread...
June 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592591/identification-of-high-risk-patients-after-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-comparison-between-angiographic-and-magnetic-resonance-parameters
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Alessandro Durante, Alessandra Laricchia, Giulia Benedetti, Antonio Esposito, Alberto Margonato, Ornella Rimoldi, Francesco De Cobelli, Antonio Colombo, Paolo G Camici
BACKGROUND: The incidence of angiographic no reflow (NR) and microvascular obstruction (MVO) at cardiac magnetic resonance is significantly different. The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence of NR and MVO in a cohort of consecutive patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary interventions. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this prospective study, 88 consecutive ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients were enrolled within 12 hours from symptoms onset...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579804/expression-of-urinary-mirnas-targeting-nlrs-inflammasomes-in-bladder-cancer
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Ettore Mearini, Giulia Poli, Giovanni Cochetti, Andrea Boni, Maria Giulia Egidi, Stefano Brancorsini
AIM OF THE STUDY: Inflammasome, a large complex of NOD-like receptors (NLRs), drives tumor growth and progression. The present study aimed at exploring the alteration in expression of urinary inflammasome-related microRNAs (miRNAs) in bladder cancer (BC). Our previous report demonstrated the up-regulation of NLRs genes (NLRP3, NLRP4, NLRP9 and NAIP) in urine sediments of patients harboring BC. The expression levels of miRNAs targeting these NLRs (miR-146a-5p, miR-106a-5p, miR-17-5p, miR-223-3p, miR-141-3p, miR-19a-3p, miR-145-5p, miR-185-5p) were assayed in the same patient cohort...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576175/update-on-radiotherapy-for-central-nervous-system-malignancies
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REVIEW
Eric Kemmerer, Sunjay Shah
Malignancies arising from the central nervous system are rare. Brain metastases, in contrast, are perhaps the most common neurologic complication of cancer. Radiotherapy, as part of combined modality therapy, continues to evolve with the advancement of stereotactic radiosurgery indications, the addition of new technologies, such as alternating electric field therapy, and mounting advances in the complex biology of these entities. The explosion of new clinical trials combined with newly discovered molecular markers suggest the beginning of a paradigm shift in the management of these challenging malignancies that will allow for future risk-stratification strategies...
July 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574332/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-preoperative-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-314-consecutive-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-spinal-metastasis
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Brad E Zacharia, Sweena Kahn, Evan D Bander, Gustav Y Cederquist, William P Cope, Lily McLaughlin, Alexa Hijazi, Anne S Reiner, Ilya Laufer, Mark Bilsky
OBJECTIVE The authors of this study aimed to identify the incidence of and risk factors for preoperative deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in patients undergoing surgical treatment for spinal metastases. METHODS Univariate analysis of patient age, sex, ethnicity, laboratory values, comorbidities, preoperative ambulatory status, histopathological classification, spinal level, and surgical details was performed. Factors significantly associated with DVT univariately were entered into a multivariate logistic regression model...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566297/effect-of-coronary-revascularization-on-the-prognostic-value-of-stress-myocardial-contrast-wall-motion-and-perfusion-imaging
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Nicola Gaibazzi, Thomas Porter, Valentina Lorenzoni, Gianluca Pontone, Delia De Santis, Andrea De Rosa, Andrea Igoren Guaricci
BACKGROUND: The assessment of myocardial perfusion (MP) and wall motion (WM) using contrast dipyridamole echocardiography (cSE-WMP) improves the sensitivity to detect coronary artery disease and the stratification of cardiac events, but its long-term value for fatal and nonfatal ischemic cardiac events, also with respect to patients undergoing revascularization or not, remains to be determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: One-thousand three-hundred and twenty-nine patients with suspect or known CAD who underwent cSE-WMP were followed for a median 5...
May 31, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550985/opioid-hypersensitivity-predictors-of-allergy-and-role-of-drug-provocation-testing
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Philip H Li, Kok Loong Ue, Annette Wagner, Ryszard Rutkowski, Krzysztof Rutkowski
BACKGROUND: True IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to opioids is rare and many reactions are due to direct mast cell degranulation. Opioid drug provocation testing (DPT) is the gold standard for diagnosis but is underutilized. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and predictors of opioid hypersensitivity, as well as outcomes of opioid DPT. METHODS: Patients referred for opioid DPT over the past 9 years were studied...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550032/a-predictive-score-for-thrombosis-associated-with-breast-colorectal-lung-or-ovarian-cancer-the-prospective-compass-cancer-associated-thrombosis-study
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Grigoris T Gerotziafas, Ali Taher, Hikmat Abdel-Razeq, Essam AboElnazar, Alex C Spyropoulos, Salem El Shemmari, Annette K Larsen, Ismail Elalamy
BACKGROUND: The stratification of outpatients on chemotherapy for breast, colorectal, lung, and ovarian cancers at risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains an unmet clinical need. The derivation of a risk assessment model (RAM) for VTE in these patients was the aim of the study "Prospective Comparison of Methods for thromboembolic risk assessment with clinical Perceptions and AwareneSS in real life patients-Cancer Associated Thrombosis" (COMPASS-CAT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The derivation cohort consisted of 1,023 outpatients...
May 26, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541631/germline-and-somatic-mutations-in-homologous-recombination-genes-among-chinese-ovarian-cancer-patients-detected-using-next-generation-sequencing
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Qianying Zhao, Jiaxin Yang, Lei Li, Dongyan Cao, Mei Yu, Keng Shen
OBJECTIVE: To define genetic profiling of homologous recombination (HR) deficiency in Chinese ovarian cancer patients. METHODS: we have applied next-generation sequencing to detect deleterious mutations through all exons in 31 core HR genes. Paired whole blood and frozen tumor samples from 50 Chinese women diagnosed with epithelial ovarian carcinomas were tested to identify both germline and somatic variants. RESULTS: Deleterious germline HR-mutations were identified in 36% of the ovarian cancer patients...
July 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536356/hla-c-kir-ligands-determine-the-impact-of-anti-thymocyte-globulin-atg-on-graft-versus-host-and-graft-versus-leukemia-effects-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#18
Johannes Clausen, Alexandra Böhm, Irene Straßl, Olga Stiefel, Veronika Buxhofer-Ausch, Sigrid Machherndl-Spandl, Josef König, Stefan Schmidt, Hansjörg Steitzer, Martin Danzer, Hedwig Kasparu, Ansgar Weltermann, David Nachbaur
Rabbit anti-thymocyte globulins (ATGs) are widely used for the prevention of acute and chronic graft versus host disease (aGVHD, cGVHD) following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, most prospective and retrospective studies did not reveal an overall survival (OS) benefit associated with ATG. Homozygosity for human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-C group 1 killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptor ligands (KIR-L), i.e. C1/1 KIR-L status, was recently shown to be a risk factor for severe aGVHD...
March 28, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502108/expression-of-the-filaggrin-gene-in-umbilical-cord-blood-predicts-eczema-risk-in-infancy-a-birth-cohort-study
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Ali H Ziyab, Susan Ewart, Gabrielle A Lockett, Hongmei Zhang, Hasan Arshad, John W Holloway, Wilfried Karmaus
BACKGROUND: Filaggrin gene (FLG) expression, particularly in the skin, has been linked to the development of the skin barrier and is associated with eczema risk. However, knowledge as to whether FLG expression in umbilical cord blood (UCB) is associated with eczema development and prediction is lacking. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to assess whether FLG expression in UCB associates with and predicts the development of eczema in infancy. METHODS: Infants enrolled in a birth cohort study (n = 94) were assessed for eczema at ages 3-, 6-, and 12-months...
May 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499022/quantitative-imaging-biomarkers-for-risk-stratification-of-patients-with-recurrent-glioblastoma-treated-with-bevacizumab
#20
Patrick Grossmann, Vivek Narayan, Ken Chang, Rifaquat Rahman, Lauren Abrey, David A Reardon, Lawrence H Schwartz, Patrick Y Wen, Brian M Alexander, Raymond Huang, Hugo J W L Aerts
Background: Antiangiogenic therapy with bevacizumab is the most widely used treatment option for recurrent glioblastoma, but therapeutic response varies substantially and effective biomarkers for patient selection are not available. To this end, we determine whether novel quantitative radiomic strategies on the basis of magnetic-resonance-imaging (MRI) have the potential to noninvasively stratify survival and progression in this patient population. Methods: In an initial cohort of 126 patients, we identified a distinct set of features representative of the radiographic phenotype on baseline (pre-treatment) MRI...
May 11, 2017: Neuro-oncology
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