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Ahsun Riaz, Robert Lewandowski, Riad Salem
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682124/primary-external-iliac-venous-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Minami Taki, Takashi Miura, Takahiro Kobayashi, Toshio Kasai, Takahisa Maruyama, Minako Hayakawa, Yu Matsumura, Fumitaka Yamaki, Uichi Ikeda
Primary iliac venous aneurysm is an exceedingly rare abnormality that can be complicated by pulmonary embolism, thrombosis, and rupture. Here we report the case of an otherwise healthy 40-year-old man with a unilateral external iliac vein aneurysm without any evidence of an arteriovenous fistula, proximal stenosis, or obstruction, as reported on computed tomography. Pulmonary embolism was diagnosed using 99m Tc-macroaggregated albumin scintigraphy. To prevent life-threatening complications, we treated the patient with anticoagulant therapy and performed aneurysmectomy with reconstruction using a saphenous vein graft patch...
March 25, 2018: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380285/stronger-correlation-with-myocardial-ischemia-of-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-than-other-biomarkers
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Theodore Pipikos, Alkistis Kapelouzou, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Yannis Fostinis, Marina Pipikou, Athanassios Theodorakos, Antonis N Pavlidis, Christos Kontogiannis, Dennis V Cokkinos, Maria Koutelou
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is considered a major cause of death and disability. Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) as a non-invasive diagnostic imaging procedure and certain biomarkers associated with myocardial ischemia (ISCH), such as ischemia-modified albumin (IMA), neuropeptide Y (NPY), N-terminal pro b-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), and high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) could probably aid in the detection of myocardial infarction. METHODS: Between December 2011 and June 2012, we prospectively analyzed patients who underwent a MPS study with the clinical question of myocardial ISCH...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344518/current-modalities-for-the-assessment-of-future-remnant-liver-function
#4
REVIEW
Fadi Rassam, Pim B Olthof, Roelof J Bennink, Thomas M van Gulik
While imaging studies such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging allow the volumetric assessment of the liver segments, only indirect information is provided concerning the quality of the liver parenchyma and its actual functional capacity. Assessment of liver function is therefore crucial in the preoperative workup of patients who require extensive liver resection and in whom portal vein embolization is considered. This review deals with the modalities currently available for the measurement of liver function...
December 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344514/portal-vein-embolization-history-and-current-indications
#5
REVIEW
Hiroji Shinkawa, Shigekazu Takemura, Shogo Tanaka, Shoji Kubo
Portal vein embolization (PVE) was first adapted for patients undergoing major hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In these patients, PVE caused hypertrophy of the unaffected liver and increased the volumetric ratio of future liver remnant (FLR) to total liver volume.99m Technetium-galactosyl human serum albumin (99m Tc-GSA) scintigraphy revealed that PVE also induced a shift in hepatic function from the embolized part to the nonembolized part of the liver. Various hepatobiliary malignancies can be treated using PVE, and PVE is increasingly being used to expand the indication for major hepatectomy in patients with initially insufficient FLR volume or function...
December 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332090/impaired-value-of-99m-tc-gsa-scintigraphy-as-an-independent-risk-factor-for-posthepatectomy-liver-failure-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#6
Ikuo Nakamura, Yuji Iimuro, Seikan Hai, Yuichi Kondo, Etsuro Hatano, Jiro Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: Posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) was recently defined with the corresponding recommendations as follows: grade A, no change in clinical management; grade B, clinical management with noninvasive treatment; and grade C, clinical management with invasive treatment. In this study, we identified the risk factors for grade B and C PHLF in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Of 339 HCC patients who underwent curative hepatic resection, 218 were included for analysis...
January 12, 2018: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232242/prediction-of-posthepatectomy-liver-failure-proposed-by-the-international-study-group-of-liver-surgery-residual-liver-function-estimation-with-99mtc-galactosyl-human-serum-albumin-scintigraphy
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Yoichi Mizutani, Toshinori Hirai, Shigeki Nagamachi, Atsushi Nanashima, Koichi Yano, Kazuhiro Kondo, Masahide Hiyoshi, Naoya Imamura, Tamasa Terada
PURPOSE: The International Study Group of Liver Surgery (ISGLS) proposed a definition and grading system for posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF). We evaluated the usefulness of residual liver function estimation using Tc-galactosyl human serum albumin (Tc-GSA) for the prediction of PHLF. METHODS: Patients with liver tumors (n = 136) and scheduled for hepatectomy underwent Tc-GSA scintigraphy. Based on their imaging data, the maximal GSA removal rate (GSA-Rmax)was calculated using multicompartment analysis...
February 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166330/hepatic-falciform-artery-demonstrating-maa-uptake-in-the-anterior-abdomen-prior-to-embolization
#8
Dhruv Patel, Ken Le, Joga Chaganti, Robert Mansberg
A 58-year-old man was referred for selective internal radiation therapy for locally advanced unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. Intra-arterial particle perfusion scintigraphy was performed with SPECT/CT following intra-arterial injection of Tc macroaggregated albumin. Angiography demonstrated a hepatic falciform artery, a feeding artery of the ligamentum teres, whereas scintigraphy demonstrated tracer uptake in the mid-anterior abdominal wall. The hepatic falciform artery was subsequently embolized and the repeat angiogram confirmed successful occlusion...
January 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023153/predictability-of-99m-tc-galactosyl-human-serum-albumin-scintigraphy-for-posthepatectomy-liver-failure
#9
Ayako Kato, Yuji Nakamoto, Takayoshi Ishimori, Satoru Seo, Shinji Uemoto, Kaori Togashi
OBJECTIVE: Posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) is one of the most serious complications after hepatectomy. The objective of the present study is to assess the potential diagnostic ability of99m Tc-galactosyl human serum albumin (GSA) scintigraphy to predict PHLF as defined by the International Study Group of Liver Surgery (ISGLS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 100 patients who underwent99m Tc-GSA scintigraphy and subsequent hepatectomy were retrospectively analyzed...
January 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961571/screening-for-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-in-cirrhotic-patients-using-technetium-99m-macroaggregated-albumin-perfusion-lung-scan-tc-maa-diagnostic-approach-and-clinical-correlations
#10
Maria Fragaki, Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla, Dimitrios N Samonakis, Mairi Koulentaki, Sofia Koukouraki, Maria Stathaki, Elias Kouroumalis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aims of this study were to prospectively screen cirrhotic patients with arterial blood gas test and albumin perfusion scan, identify those fulfilling the classic hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) criteria, correlate with clinical parameters, and evaluate the survival of patients with HPS compared with those without HPS in a genetically homogenous Cretan cirrhotic population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on consecutive 102 patients within 1 year were collected and analyzed...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943134/usefulness-of-99m-tc-dtpa-galactosyl-human-serum-albumin-liver-scintigraphy-for-evaluating-hepatic-functional-reserve-after-kasai-procedure
#11
Tetsuya Mitsunaga, Yasuyuki Higashimoto, Takeshi Saito, Jun Iwai
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: We investigated whether 99m Tc-DTPA galactosyl human serum albumin (GSA) liver scintigraphy could help evaluate post-Kasai procedure hepatic functional reserve in order to inform therapeutic strategies, including liver transplantation. METHODS: GSA scintigraphy was performed post-Kasai procedure. Patients were classified as having favorable (native liver survival) or poor (liver transplantation or death) prognoses. The clearance index (HH15 ), receptor index (LHL15 ), and time at which cumulative liver radioactivity reached 85% of heart plus liver activity (T0...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837044/estimation-of-lung-shunt-fraction-from-simultaneous-fluoroscopic-and-nuclear-images
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Sandra van der Velden, Remco Bastiaannet, Arthur J A T Braat, Marnix G E H Lam, Max A Viergever, Hugo W A M de Jong
Radioembolisation with yttrium-90 (90 Y) is increasingly used as a treatment of unresectable liver malignancies. For safety, a scout dose of technetium-99m macroaggregated albumin (99m Tc-MAA) is used prior to the delivery of the therapeutic activity to mimic the deposition of 90 Y. One-day procedures are currently limited by the lack of nuclear images in the intervention room. To cope with this limitation, an interventional simultaneous fluoroscopic and nuclear imaging device is currently being developed. The purpose of this simulation study was to evaluate the accuracy of estimating the lung shunt fraction (LSF) of the scout dose in the intervention room with this device and compare it against current clinical methods...
October 12, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768981/protein-losing-gastroenteropathy-related-to-mixed-connective-tissue-disease-a-case-report-of-a-successful-outcome-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Yuya Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Shimojima, Yasufumi Kondo, Ryota Takamatsu, Daigo Miyazaki, Dai Kishida, Yoshiki Sekijima, Shu-Ichi Ikeda
We herein report the case of a 44-year-old woman who developed protein-losing gastroenteropathy (PLGE) with hypoalbuminemia as the first manifestation of mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). Albumin leakage from the stomach and intestinal tract was demonstrated by 99m Tc-labeled human serum albumin scintigraphy. The patient's response to prednisolone therapy was insufficient; therefore, additional cyclosporin A (CsA) treatment was administered, and clinical remission was achieved. We concluded that although PLGE is a rare complication of MCTD, it may manifest as an initial clinical episode of MCTD...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644197/preoperative-regional-maximal-removal-rate-of-technetium-99m-galactosyl-human-serum-albumin-is-correlated-with-liver-functional-parameters-but-did-not-predict-postoperative-morbidity
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Koichi Yano, Atsushi Nanashima, Yoshiro Fujii, Masahide Hiyoshi, Naoya Imamura, Takeomi Hamada, Yuki Tsuchimochi, Takashi Wada, Yoichi Mizutani, Toshinori Hirai
BACKGROUND: Recently, posthepatectomy complications have been predicted by advances of new liver functional parameters, and the technetium-99m-galactosyl human serum albumin (GSA) liver scintigraphy has been applied widely for this purpose. We evaluated the clinical significance of the regional maximal removal rate (GSA-Rmax) in patients with various liver diseases as predictors of posthepatectomy complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2012 and March 2016, we examined 200 patients who underwent hepatectomy for liver and biliary diseases...
August 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634669/yttrium-90-y-90-resin-microsphere-therapy-for-patients-with-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-single-center-experience
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Semra İnce, Bülent Karaman, Engin Alagoz, Nuri Karadurmuş, Hüseyin Şan, Cemal Nuri Erçin, Nuri Arslan
BACKGROUND/AIM: Selective intraarterial radionuclide therapy (SIRT) with yttrium-90 (Y-90) resin microspheres presently has successful results in primary or metastatic inoperable liver tumors. This procedure, which is also known as radioembolisation, delivers high doses of radiation selectively to hepatic tumors while minimum healthy liver exposure. The aim of this study was to present our clinical experience of radiomicrosphere therapy for the treatment of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624009/measuring-hepatic-functional-reserve-using-t1-mapping-of-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-3t-mr-imaging-a-preliminary-study-comparing-with-99m-tc-gsa-scintigraphy-and-signal-intensity-based-parameters
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Masataka Nakagawa, Tomohiro Namimoto, Kie Shimizu, Kosuke Morita, Fumi Sakamoto, Seitaro Oda, Takeshi Nakaura, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Shinya Shiraishi, Yasuyuki Yamashita
PURPOSE: To determine the utility of liver T1-mapping on gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine-pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA) enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for the measurement of liver functional reserve compared with the signal intensity (SI) based parameters, technetium-99m-galactosyl serum albumin (99m Tc-GSA) scintigraphy and indocyanine green (ICG) clearance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 111 patients (Child-Pugh-A 90; -B 21) performed with both Gd-EOB-DTPA enhanced liver MR imaging and 99m Tc-GSA (76 patients with ICG)...
July 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591006/assessment-of-functional-liver-reserve-old-and-new-in-99mtc-sulfur-colloid-scintigraphy
#17
Manuela M Matesan, Stephen R Bowen, Tobias R Chapman, Robert S Miyaoka, James W Velez, Michele F Wanner, Matthew J Nyflot, Smith Apisarnthanarax, Hubert J Vesselle
PURPOSE: A semiquantitative assessment of hepatic reticuloendothelial system function using colloidal particles scintigraphy has been proposed previously as a surrogate for liver function evaluation. In this article, we present an updated method for the overall assessment of technetium-99m (Tc)-sulfur colloid (SC) biodistribution that combines information from planar and attenuation-corrected Tc-SC single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images. The imaging protocol described here was developed as an easy-to-implement method to assess overall and regional liver function changes associated with chronic liver disease...
July 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537788/the-precision-of-hepatic-arterial-infusion-scintigraphy-as-a-quantitative-biomarker-of-tumor-microvasculature
#18
Mark Dunphy, Neeta Pandit-Taskar, Josef J Fox, Nancy Kemeny
OBJECTIVE: Optimal clinical development of new cancer therapies targeting tumor vasculature requires new target-specific response assays. This clinical study examined the test-retest repeatability of SPECT as an in vivo assay of angiogenic hepatic tumor microvasculature using an intraarterial infusion of (99m)Tc-macroaggregated albumin (MAA) delivered via a hepatic artery infusion (HAI) pump. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with primary or secondary cancerous liver tumors with HAI pump-catheter implants placed for HAI chemotherapy underwent hepatic SPECT after separate arterial infusions of 37 and 185 MBq of (99m)Tc-MAA via an HAI pump...
July 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523968/gastrointestinal-system-involvement-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Z Li, D Xu, Z Wang, Y Wang, S Zhang, M Li, X Zeng
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem disorder which can affect the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Although GI symptoms can manifest in 50% of patients with SLE, these have barely been reviewed due to difficulty in identifying different causes. This study aims to clarify clinical characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of the four major SLE-related GI system complications: protein-losing enteropathy (PLE), intestinal pseudo-obstruction (IPO), hepatic involvement and pancreatitis. It is a systematic review using MEDLINE and EMBASE databases and the major search terms were SLE, PLE, IPO, hepatitis and pancreatitis...
October 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484186/index-of-convexity-a-novel-method-for-assessing-liver-functional-reserve-using-technetium-99m-galactosyl-human-serum-albumin-liver-scintigraphy
#20
Takafumi Sato, Junichi Arita, Yosuke Inoue, Rintaro Koga, Yu Takahashi, Akio Saiura
Preoperative evaluation of liver functional reserve is important in hepatobiliary surgery. Although the indocyanine green retention rate at 15 minutes (ICG-R15) is the gold standard for this purpose, a new method without technical complexity would be preferable. We assessed the usefulness of the previously established index of convexity (IOC). In total, 159 consecutive patients who underwent both technetium-99m-galactosyl human serum albumin (99m Tc-GSA) scintigraphy and the ICG-R15 were included. Correlation coefficients between indices from 99m Tc-GSA scintigraphy and blood examinations including ICG-R15 were evaluated, and a conversion formula from the IOC to the ICG-R15 was established...
July 24, 2017: Bioscience Trends
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