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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350608/acute-transverse-myelitis-following-scrub-typhus-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
Hyun-Seung Ryu, Bong Ju Moon, Jae-Young Park, Sang-Deok Kim, Seung-Kwon Seo, Jung-Kil Lee
Context Scrub typhus is an acute febrile disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. The disease can usually involve the lungs, heart, liver, spleen and brain through hematogenous dissemination. However, very rarely, acute transverse myelitis in the spinal cord develops from scrub typhus. We present a case of acute transverse myelitis following scrub typhus with a review of the literature. Findings A 66-year-old male visited a hospital for general myalgia, mild headache, and fever in October. He was noted to have thick, black papule skin on his abdomen, which was highly suggestive of scrub typhus...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349591/radical-resection-of-a-giant-retroperitoneal-calcifying-fibrous-tumor-combined-with-right-hepatectomy-and-reconstruction-of-the-inferior-vena-cava-and-bilateral-renal-veins
#2
Masaki Kimura, Hiroki Kato, Seishiro Sekino, Narihiro Ishida, Katsutoshi Murase, Katsuya Shimabukuro, Takafumi Sekino, Kiyoshi Doi, Masayuki Matsuo
BACKGROUND: We report a case of a giant retroperitoneal calcifying fibrous tumor (CFT) treated by radical tumor resection combined with right hepatectomy and reconstruction of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and bilateral renal veins. Only three case reports of CFT arising in the retroperitoneum have been reported until today. CASE PRESENTATION: In a 19-year-old female patient, computed tomography (CT) images showed a well-demarcated expansile lesion around the IVC accompanied by focal calcification, whereas the IVC that was circumferentially surrounded by the lesion was dilated due to the desmoplastic reaction...
January 18, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348907/microsatellite-stability-and-mismatch-repair-proficiency-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-may-not-predict-programmed-death-1-blockade-resistance
#3
Xiyi Liao, Liang Zhao, Sangang Wu, Hua Zheng, Haojun Chen, Huan Zhang, ZiJing Wang, Qin Lin
The US FDA granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab for microsatellite instability-high and mismatch repair deficient cancers. The response of programmed death-1 blockade in mismatch repair proficiency (pMMR) colorectal cancer is very poor, however, whether such treatment is effective in pMMR nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains unknown. We report a case of a 51-year-old man with NPC. PET-CT scan revealed a space-occupying lesion in the left lung, and the pathologic result confirmed the occupying lesion originated from NPC...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347968/18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-diffusion-weighted-mri-for-monitoring-a-braf-and-cdk-4-6-inhibitor-combination-therapy-in-a-murine-model-of-human-melanoma
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Ralf S Eschbach, Philipp M Kazmierczak, Maurice M Heimer, Andrei Todica, Heidrun Hirner-Eppeneder, Moritz J Schneider, Georg Keinrath, Olga Solyanik, Jessica Olivier, Wolfgang G Kunz, Maximilian F Reiser, Peter Bartenstein, Jens Ricke, Clemens C Cyran
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to investigate a novel BRAF and CDK 4/6 inhibitor combination therapy in a murine model of BRAF-V600-mutant human melanoma monitored by 18F-FDG-PET/CT and diffusion-weighted MRI (DW-MRI). METHODS: Human BRAF-V600-mutant melanoma (A375) xenograft-bearing balb/c nude mice (n = 21) were imaged by 18F-FDG-PET/CT and DW-MRI before (day 0) and after (day 7) a 1-week BRAF and CDK 4/6 inhibitor combination therapy (n = 12; dabrafenib, 20 mg/kg/d; ribociclib, 100 mg/kg/d) or placebo (n = 9)...
January 18, 2018: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344519/icg-clearance-test-and-99mtc-gsa-spect-ct-fusion-images
#5
REVIEW
Yuji Iimuro
Preoperative estimation of future remnant liver function is critical for major hepatic surgery to avoid postoperative morbidity and mortality. Among several liver function tests, the indocyanine green (ICG) clearance test is still the most popular dynamic method. The usefulness of ICG clearance test parameters, such as ICGR15, KICG, or PDRICG, has been reported by many investigators. The transcutaneous non-invasive pulse dye densitometry system has made the ICG clearance test more convenient and attractive, even in Western countries...
December 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344518/current-modalities-for-the-assessment-of-future-remnant-liver-function
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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/29344299/enhanced-synergism-of-thermo-chemotherapy-for-liver-cancer-with-magnetothermally-responsive-nanocarriers
#7
Minghua Li, Wenbo Bu, Jie Ren, Jianbo Li, Li Deng, Mingyuan Gao, Xiaolong Gao, Peijun Wang
A combination of magnetic hyperthermia and magnetothermally-facilitated drug release system was developed as a promising strategy for liver cancer therapy. The thermosensitive copolymer, 6sPCL-b-P(MEO2MA-co-OEGMA) shows a good temperature-controlled drug release response. Mn-Zn ferrite magnetic nanoparticles (MZF-MNPs) exhibit a strong magnetic thermal effect with an alternating magnetic field (AMF). Owing to its high magnetic sensitivity, the magnetothermally-responsive nanocarrier/doxorubicin (MTRN/DOX) can be concentrated in the tumor site efficiently through magnetic targeting...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343706/caloric-restriction-lowers-endocannabinoid-tonus-and-improves-cardiac-function-in-type-2-diabetes
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Huub J van Eyk, Linda D van Schinkel, Vasudev Kantae, Charlotte E A Dronkers, Jos J M Westenberg, Albert de Roos, Hildo J Lamb, J Wouter Jukema, Amy C Harms, Thomas Hankemeier, Mario van der Stelt, Ingrid M Jazet, Patrick C N Rensen, Johannes W A Smit
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Endocannabinoids (ECs) are associated with obesity and ectopic fat accumulation, both of which play a role in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in type 2 diabetes (T2D). The effect of prolonged caloric restriction on ECs in relation to fat distribution and cardiac function is still unknown. Therefore, our aim was to investigate this relationship in obese T2D patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). SUBJECTS/METHODS: In a prospective intervention study, obese T2D patients with CAD (n = 27) followed a 16 week very low calorie diet (VLCD; 450-1000 kcal/day)...
January 17, 2018: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343145/principles-of-focused-ultrasound-and-mr-guided-focused-ultrasound-for-liver
#9
Senay Mihcin, Andreas Melzer
Focused ultrasound (FUS/HIFU) relies on ablation of pathological tissues by delivering a sufficiently high level of acoustic energy in situ of the human body. Magnetic Resonance guided FUS (MRgFUS/HIFU) and Ultrasound guided (USgFUS/HIFU) are image guided techniques combined with therapeutic FUS for monitoring purposes. The principles and technologies of FUS/HiFU are described in this paper including the basics of MR guidance techniques and MR temperature mapping. Clinical applications of FUS/HIFU gained CE and FDA approvals for the treatment of various benign and few malignant lesions in the last two decades...
January 18, 2018: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340921/hepatic-paragonimiasis-mimicking-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Yi-Xin Lin, Qian-Bin Jia, Yi-Yun Fu, Xian-Ze Xiong
Paragonimiasis is a parasitic lung infection caused by lung flukes of the genus Paragonimus. Ectopic infection may occur but rarely involves the liver. Here, we report a case of hepatic paragonimiasis in a Chinese man who was initially suspected to have hepatocellular carcinoma. He had been previously diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B. No specific symptoms or abnormal blood test results were observed, except for a significant rise in serum alfa-fetoprotein. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 12-cm mass with inhomogeneous signal intensity at the left lobe of the liver...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339222/measurement-variability-of-liver-metastases-from-neuroendocrine-tumors-on-different-magnetic-resonance-imaging-sequences
#11
T Lestra, L Kanagaratnam, S Mulé, A Janvier, H Brixi, G Cadiot, A Dohan, C Hoeffel
PURPOSE: To assess dimension measurement variability of liver metastases from neuroendocrine tumors (LMNET) on different magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this institutional review board-approved retrospective study from January 2011 to December 2012, all liver MRI examinations performed at our department in patients with at least one measurable LMNET according to response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (RECIST1.1) were included...
January 12, 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334905/efficacy-comparison-of-multi-phase-ct-and-hepatotropic-contrast-enhanced-mri-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Tomasz K Nowicki, Karolina Markiet, Ewa Izycka-Swieszewska, Katarzyna Dziadziuszko, Michal Studniarek, Edyta Szurowska
BACKGROUND: Different clinical behaviour influences the importance of differentiating focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) from other focal liver lesions (FLLs). The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of contrast-enhanced CT and MRI in the diagnosis of FNH. METHODS: 157 patients with equivocal FLLs detected in ultrasonography subsequently underwent multi-phase CT and MRI with the use of hepatotropic contrast agent (Gd-BOPTA) in a 1.5 T scanner. Examinations were evaluated by three independent readers...
January 15, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334128/improved-liver-r2-mapping-by-pixel-wise-curve-fitting-with-adaptive-neighborhood-regularization
#13
Changqing Wang, Xinyuan Zhang, Xiaoyun Liu, Taigang He, Wufan Chen, Qianjin Feng, Yanqiu Feng
PURPOSE: To improve liver R2* mapping by incorporating adaptive neighborhood regularization into pixel-wise curve fitting. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging R2* mapping remains challenging because of the serial images with low signal-to-noise ratio. In this study, we proposed to exploit the neighboring pixels as regularization terms and adaptively determine the regularization parameters according to the interpixel signal similarity. The proposed algorithm, called the pixel-wise curve fitting with adaptive neighborhood regularization (PCANR), was compared with the conventional nonlinear least squares (NLS) and nonlocal means filter-based NLS algorithms on simulated, phantom, and in vivo data...
January 15, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332607/the-role-of-t2-weighted-gradient-echo-in-the-diagnosis-of-tumefactive-intrahepatic-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-and-diffuse-hepatic-iron-overload-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Abel A Belay, Andrew M Bellizzi, Alan H Stolpen
BACKGROUND: Extramedullary hematopoiesis is the proliferation of hematopoietic cells outside bone marrow secondary to marrow hematopoiesis failure. Extramedullary hematopoiesis rarely presents as a mass-forming hepatic lesion; in this case, imaging-based differentiation from primary and metastatic hepatic neoplasms is difficult, often leading to biopsy for definitive diagnosis. We report a case of tumefactive hepatic extramedullary hematopoiesis in the setting of myelodysplastic syndrome with concurrent hepatic iron overload, and the role of T2*-weighted gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging in differentiating extramedullary hematopoiesis from primary and metastatic hepatic lesions...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331884/true-left-sided-gallbladder-a-case-report-and-comparison-with-the-literature-for-the-different-techniques-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-such-anomalies
#15
Tamer Saafan, James Yi Hu, Ahmed-Emad Mahfouz, Abdelrahman Abdelaal
INTRODUCTION: True left-sided gallbladder (LSG) is a rare finding that may present with symptoms similar to those of a normally positioned gallbladder. Moreover, it may be missed by preoperative imaging studies such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or endoscopic ultrasound. True left-sided gallbladder is a surgical challenge and surgical technique may need to be modified for the completion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In this case report, we present a case of true left-sided gallbladder that produced right-sided abdominal symptoms...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327116/evaluation-of-hemodynamic-imaging-findings-of-hypervascular-hepatocellular-carcinoma-comparison-between-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-using-radial-volumetric-imaging-breath-hold-examination-with-k-space-weighted-image-contrast-reconstruction
#16
Masahiro Kurozumi, Yasunari Fujinaga, Yoshihiro Kitou, Akira Yamada, Ayumi Ohya, Yasuo Adachi, Yoshinori Tsukahara, Marcel D Nickel, Katsuya Maruyama, Takeshi Uehara, Shin-Ichi Miyagawa, Masumi Kadoya
PURPOSE: To compare the visualization of hemodynamic imaging findings of hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) using radial volumetric imaging breath-hold examination with k-space-weighted image contrast reconstruction (r-VIBE-KWIC) versus dynamic computed tomography during hepatic arteriography (dyn-CTHA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the databases of preoperative DCE-MRI using r-VIBE-KWIC, dyn-CTHA, and postoperative pathology of resected specimens...
January 11, 2018: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324916/a-comparison-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-findings-in-hiv-positive-compared-to-hiv-negative-patients-with-recurrent-cervical-cancer
#17
Kehinde Ololade, Neo P Mokgoro, Ismaheel O Lawal, Mariza Vorster, Tebatso G Boshomane, Mike M Sathekge
OBJECTIVE: HIV-positive women with cervical cancer have higher recurrence and death rates with shorter time to recurrence and death compared with HIV-negative subjects. The objective of this study was to compare the recurrence patterns in HIV-positive women with invasive cervical cancer to their HIV-negative counterparts using 18F-FDG PET/CT. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We evaluated 40 HIV- seropositive and 79 HIV-seronegative patients with recurrent cervical carcinoma using 18F-FDG PET/CT...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324913/the-detection-of-endocarditis-post-implantation-grafts-arteritis-and-other-related-disorders-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct
#18
Jelena Šaponjski, Dragana Šobić-Šaranović, Strahinja Odalović, Milica Stojiljković, Jelena Pantović, Nebojša Petrović, Isidora Grozdić-Milojević, Vera Artiko
INTRODUCTION: Positron emission tomography with computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) is a nuclear medicine diagnostic method which, unlike other technological modalities that asses anatomical features, detects increased glucose metabolism inside the cells, thus is very helpful in diagnosing cardiovascular infection and inflammation and also in therapy planning. AIM: Aim of this study was to assess the significance of 18F-FDG PET/CT in detection of an active disease in patients with infection and inflammation of cardiovascular system...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319629/patterns-of-discordance-between-pretransplant-imaging-stage-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-posttransplant-pathologic-stage-a-contemporary-appraisal-of-the-milan-criteria
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Brett L Ecker, Maarouf A Hoteit, Kimberly A Forde, Christine C Hsu, K Rajender Reddy, Emma E Furth, Evan S Siegelman, Peiman Habibollahi, Edgar Ben-Josef, Paige M Porrett, Peter L Abt, Abraham Shaked, Kim M Olthoff, Matthew H Levine
BACKGROUND: Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) exceeding Milan criteria on explant pathology are at increased risk of recurrence and death. Discordance between contemporary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and explant pathology, and preoperative characteristics predictive of discordance are not well understood. METHODS: Patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) for HCC following preoperative MRI were identified in a prospectively collected institutional database (1/2003-12/2013)...
January 10, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318995/sinistral-portal-hypertension-due-to-pancreatic-hydatid-cyst
#20
Tolga Canbak, Aylin Acar, Ali Ediz Kıvanç, Fatih Başak, Fatma Kulalı, Gürhan Baş
Hydatid disease is caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Hydatid cysts are commonly located in the liver and lungs. The occurrence of pancreatic hydatid cysts is very rare, even in endemic areas. Sinistral portal hypertension, which is rarely seen, occurs when a pathological process causes splenic vein occlusion. A 26-year-old male patient presented with abdominal pain. He had a history of operation for hydatid cyst of the lung 15 years ago. A left thoracotomy incision scar was observed during his physical examination...
December 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
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