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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158903/severe-cushing-s-syndrome-and-bilateral-pulmonary-nodules-beyond-ectopic-acth
#1
Carlos Tavares Bello, Emma van der Poest Clement, Richard Feelders
Cushing's syndrome is a rare disease that results from prolonged exposure to supraphysiological levels of glucocorticoids. Severe and rapidly progressive cases are often, but not exclusively, attributable to ectopic ACTH secretion. Extreme hypercortisolism usually has florid metabolic consequences and is associated with an increased infectious and thrombotic risk. The authors report on a case of a 51-year-old male that presented with severe Cushing's syndrome secondary to an ACTH-secreting pituitary macroadenoma, whose diagnostic workup was affected by concurrent subclinical multifocal pulmonary infectious nodules...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158866/-tb-hiv-co-infection-associated-with-kaposi-s-sarcoma-under-opioid-substitution-treatment-using-methadone-about-a-case
#2
Viviane Marie Pierre Cisse Diallo, Louise Fortes Deguenonvo, Khardiata Diallo Mbaye, Daye Ka, Ndeye Aissatou Lakhe, Ibrahima Ndiaye, Daouda Thioub, Sylvie Audrey Diop Nyafouna, Aminata Massaly, Alassane Dièye, Moustapha Diop, Cheikh Tidiane Ndour, Moussa Seydi
Late diagnosis of HIV infection can be fatal because it favors the appearance of opportunistic infections whose management requires the use of several molecules which can cause drug interactions. We report the case of a 45-year old female patient under heroin substitution treatment, using methadone and with HIV1 under antiretroviral treatment. This patient had nonspecific pulmonary appearance associated with dry nagging cough and progressive dyspnea evolving in a feverish context. Moreover, clinical examination showed left lower limb lymphedema with painless angiomatous nodules evolving over three years associated with plaques, angiomatous nodules occurred more recently at the level of the anterior face of the thorax...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157389/improved-detection-of-small-pulmonary-nodules-through-simultaneous-mr-pet-imaging
#3
REVIEW
Fernando E Boada, Thomas Koesters, Kai Tobias Block, Hersh Chandarana
Magnetic resonance (MR)/PET scanners provide an imaging platform that enables simultaneous acquisition of MR and PET data in perfect spatial and temporal registration. This feature allows improving image quality for the MR and PET images obtained during the course of an examination. In this work the authors demonstrate the use of prospective MR-based motion tracking information for removing motion blur in MR/PET images of small pulmonary nodules. The theoretical basis for the algorithms is presented alongside clinical examples of its use...
January 2018: PET Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157381/lung-neoplasms-with-low-f18-fluorodeoxyglucose-avidity
#4
REVIEW
Yiyan Liu
Some malignant lung neoplasms may demonstrate low or absent uptake on F18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/computed tomography. Pathologic type and clinical stage are independent factors associated with FDG avidity. Among lung malignancies with low FDG avidity, adenocarcinoma in situ and carcinoid are the most common. Early stage disease often has low FDG uptake. Small lesion size is another significant factor associated with negative FDG PET findings, which is due to a partial volume effect. Morphology of lung lesions on anatomic images may also affect FDG avidity...
January 2018: PET Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156147/electromagnetic-navigational-bronchoscopy-versus-ct-guided-percutaneous-sampling-of-peripheral-indeterminate-pulmonary-nodules-a-cohort-study
#5
Kavita M Bhatt, Yasmeen K Tandon, Ruffin Graham, Charles T Lau, Jason K Lempel, Joseph T Azok, Peter J Mazzone, Erika Schneider, Nancy A Obuchowski, Michael A Bolen
Purpose To compare the diagnostic yield and complication rates of electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopic (ENB)-guided and computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous tissue sampling of lung nodules. Materials and Methods Retrospectively identified were 149 patients sampled percutaneously with CT guidance and 146 patients who underwent ENB with transbronchial biopsy of a lung lesion between 2013 and 2015. Clinical data, incidence of complications, and nodule pathologic analyses were assessed through electronic medical record review...
November 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154712/prognosis-for-dogs-with-stage-iii-osteosarcoma-following-treatment-with-amputation-and-chemotherapy-with-and-without-metastasectomy
#6
Hailey Turner, Bernard Séguin, Deanna R Worley, Nicole P Ehrhart, Mary H Lafferty, Stephen J Withrow, Laura E Selmic
OBJECTIVE To determine survival times of selected dogs with metastatic (stage III) osteosarcoma, whether disease-free interval (DFI) was associated with survival time after diagnosis of stage III disease (ie, stage III survival time), and whether a survival benefit of metastasectomy existed. DESIGN Retrospective case series with nested cohort study. ANIMALS 194 client-owned dogs treated for histologically confirmed appendicular osteosarcoma from 1997 through 2009. PROCEDURES Dogs were included if they had stage I or II osteosarcoma at the time of initial evaluation, had amputation of the affected appendage and ≥ 1 dose of chemotherapy afterward, and developed metastasis within the follow-up period or prior to death...
December 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154123/3d-skeletonization-feature-based-computer-aided-detection-system-for-pulmonary-nodules-in-ct-datasets
#7
Weihang Zhang, Xue Wang, Xuanping Li, Junfeng Chen
Pulmonary nodule detection has a significant impact on early diagnosis of lung cancer. To effectively detect pulmonary nodules from interferential vessels in chest CT datasets, this paper proposes a novel 3D skeletonization feature, named as voxels remove rate. Based on this feature, a computer-aided detection system is constructed to validate its performance. The system mainly consists of five stages. Firstly, the lung tissues are segmented by a global optimal active contour model, which can extract all structures (including juxta-pleural nodules) in the lung region...
November 11, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153815/en-bloc-upper-and-lower-lobe-trisegmentectomy-facilitated-by-displaced-segmental-airway
#8
Akifumi Nakamura, Shun-Ichi Watanabe, Yukio Watanabe, Keisuke Asakura, Kazuo Nakagawa
A 66-year-old woman was referred to our hospital. Computed tomography revealed a partly solid ground-glass nodule located in the left S(1+2) and spread over the left S(6). Pathologic diagnosis was primary adenocarcinoma (c-T2a N0 M0 c-stage IB). The left B(1+2) arose from the left main bronchus and was displaced superiorly behind the left main pulmonary artery. Severely incomplete lobulation was also recognized. We performed trisegmentectomy, and negative margins were confirmed. The patient is now asymptomatic without recurrence...
December 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150624/semiquantative-visual-assessment-of-sub-solid-pulmonary-nodules-%C3%A2-3%C3%A2-cm-in-differentiation-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-spectrum
#9
Fu-Zong Wu, Po-An Chen, Carol C Wu, Pei-Lun Kuo, Shu-Ping Tsao, Chu-Chun Chien, En-Kuei Tang, Ming-Ting Wu
We aimed to analyze CT features of persistent subsolid nodules (SSN) ≦3 cm diagnosed pathologically as adenocarcinoma spectrum to investigate whether parameters enable distinction between invasive pulmonary adenocarcinomas (IPAs) and pre-invasive lesions. A total of 129 patients with 141 SSNs confirmed with surgically pathologic proof were retrospectively reviewed. Of 141 SSNs, there were 57 pure ground-glass nodules (GGNs), 22 heterogeneous GGNs, and 62 part-solid nodules. SSN subclassification showed a significant linear trend with invasive degree of the adenocarcinoma spectrum (pure GGNs 7%; heterogeneous GGNs 36...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145264/influences-of-cardiac-motion-on-computed-tomography-guided-biopsy-of-lung-nodules-located-near-the-heart
#10
Li-Sheng Hsu, Chien-Wei Chen, Chia-Hao Chang, Chien-Han Liao, Sheng-Lung Hsu, Wei-Ming Lin
Computed tomography (CT)-guided lung biopsy of nodules located near the heart may be associated with potential complications. To understand the influences of cardiac motion on lung parenchyma during biopsy, we processed the cardiac phase images of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) and noticed shifts in mediastinum lung margin (MLM) at different zones.Thirty eight CCTA (27 men and 11 women) were retrospectively evaluated. Image processing was done with Fiji (an open source Java image processing program by Fiji contributors) using 10% to 90% phase images of CCTA; and tissue displacement (MLM shift) was shown on the resulting images...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143191/evaluation-of-the-solitary-pulmonary-nodule-size-matters-but-do-not-ignore-the-power-of-morphology
#11
REVIEW
Annemie Snoeckx, Pieter Reyntiens, Damien Desbuquoit, Maarten J Spinhoven, Paul E Van Schil, Jan P van Meerbeeck, Paul M Parizel
Subsequent to the widespread use of multidetector computed tomography and growing interest in lung cancer screening, small pulmonary nodules are more frequently detected. The differential diagnosis for a solitary pulmonary nodule is extremely broad and includes both benign and malignant causes. Recognition of early lung cancers is vital, since stage at diagnosis is crucial for prognosis. Estimation of the probability of malignancy is a challenging task, but crucial for follow-up and further work-up. In addition to the clinical setting and metabolic assessment, morphological assessment on thin-section computed tomography is essential...
November 15, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141316/-a-clinical-analysis-of-micafungin-treatment-of-pulmonary-invasive-fungal-infection-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-leukemia-or-post-hematopoietic-stem-cells-transplantation
#12
K Huang, K Y Qiu, L L Deng, J P Fang, Y Li, H X Guo, D H Zhou
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of micafungin (MCF) for pulmonary invasive fungal disease (PIFD) in pediatric patients with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation. Method: Twenty-five neutropenic PIFD children with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University were selected from January 2012 to June 2015, including 12 males and 13 females, age range 2-15 (average 6.2±2.0) years. There were 12 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after chemotherapy, 4 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and 9 cases of β-thalassemia major after allo-HSCT...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136152/concomitant-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-solitary-pulmonary-nodule-and-atrial-fibrillation
#13
Rongxin Lu, Ju Mei, Dongfang Zhao, Zhaolei Jiang, Haibo Xiao, Mingsong Wang, Nan Ma
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of both solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) and non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) has increased over the past decade. We performed concomitant video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with modified epicardial radiofrequency ablation procedure for NVAF and SPN resection. METHODS: Sixteen patients (7 men, mean age 62.6 ± 11.2 years) with SPN and NVAF underwent this procedure. Of these patients, 10 had paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and 6 persistent atrial fibrillation...
November 10, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135109/18f-fdg-pet-ct-versus-99tcm-mibi-spect-which-is-better-for-detection-of-solitary-pulmonary-nodules
#14
Guoliang Xia, Chuanguo An, Zonghua Ming, Hong Guo, Lihong Liu, Yufeng Li
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic value of 99Tcm-MIBI- SPECT and 18F-FDG-PET/CT in differentiating benign from malignant solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs). METHODS: 170 SPNs were involved in this study (78 with 99Tcm-MIBI-SPECT and 92 with 18F-FDG-PET/CT). Definite diagnosis of SPNs was determined by biopsy. The diagnostic efficiency of 99Tcm-MIBI-SPECT and 18F-FDGPET/ CT in differentiating benign from malignant SPNs was analyzed and compared. RESULTS: Seventy-eight patients with SPNs were examined with 99Tcm-MIBI-SPECT (26 with malignant SPNs and 52 with benign SPNs)...
September 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124912/metastatic-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-or-calcitonin-secreting-carcinoid-tumor-of-lung-a-diagnostic-dilemma-in-a-patient-with-lung-mass-and-thyroid-nodule
#15
Shifteh Vahidi, Jimmie Stewart, Khalid Amin, Emilian Racila, Faqian Li
Calcitonin-secreting neuroendocrine tumors are rare and have been reported in literature as case reports or case series in various organs including lung, pancreas, larynx, bladder, and ovary. These tumors have similar cytologic features and immunohistochemical profile to medullary thyroid carcinoma and thus it is difficult to distinguish them, especially when calcitonin-secreting neuroendocrine tumors are intermediate or higher grade and there is a mass lesion in the thyroid gland. Here, we report a rare case of calcitonin secreting atypical carcinoid tumor of the lung in a patient with thyroid nodule...
November 10, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121063/malignancy-risk-estimation-of-pulmonary-nodules-in-screening-cts-comparison-between-a-computer-model-and-human-observers
#16
Sarah J van Riel, Francesco Ciompi, Mathilde M Winkler Wille, Asger Dirksen, Stephen Lam, Ernst Th Scholten, Santiago E Rossi, Nicola Sverzellati, Matiullah Naqibullah, Rianne Wittenberg, Marieke C Hovinga-de Boer, Miranda Snoeren, Liesbeth Peters-Bax, Onno Mets, Monique Brink, Mathias Prokop, Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop, Bram van Ginneken
PURPOSE: To compare human observers to a mathematically derived computer model for differentiation between malignant and benign pulmonary nodules detected on baseline screening computed tomography (CT) scans. METHODS: A case-cohort study design was chosen. The study group consisted of 300 chest CT scans from the Danish Lung Cancer Screening Trial (DLCST). It included all scans with proven malignancies (n = 62) and two subsets of randomly selected baseline scans with benign nodules of all sizes (n = 120) and matched in size to the cancers, respectively (n = 118)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119018/metastasectomy-in-pediatric-patients-indications-technical-tips-and-outcomes
#17
REVIEW
Paolo Scanagatta, Lara Girelli
Pulmonary metastasectomy has become a standard procedure for pediatric patients with certain types of solid tumors. Surgeons, expert pediatric oncologists and radiation oncologists contribute with their different skills to the management of pulmonary metastases. Patients are usually scheduled for surgery in case of primary tumor control, in absence of metastases in other organs and when a complete resection is achievable. Nodules are removed through precision resections using electrocautery or laser methods in order to ensure radical surgery with adequate margins...
October 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119016/pulmonary-metastasectomy-for-colorectal-cancer-analysis-of-prognostic-factors-affecting-survival
#18
Luca Ampollini, Letizia Gnetti, Matteo Goldoni, Lorenzo Viani, Elisabetta Faedda, Nicoletta Campanini, Pietro Caruana, Pellegrino Crafa, Francesca Negri, Francesca Pucci, Francesco Leonardi, Luigi Ventura, Valeria Balestra, Cesare Braggio, Giovanni Bocchialini, Paolo Del Rio, Enrico Maria Silini, Paolo Carbognani, Michele Rusca
Background: Pulmonary metastasectomy is considered a standard procedure in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). Different prognostic factors including multiple metastatic nodules, the presence of extra-pulmonary metastases and BRAF mutation status have been associated with poor survival. The aim of this study was to evaluate which factors influenced survival in CRC patients undergoing pulmonary metastasectomy by studying primary tumors and pulmonary metastases. Methods: All patients treated for primary CRC who presented pulmonary metastases in a 10-year period were considered (group A)...
October 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112326/real-world-challenges-and-unmet-needs-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-suspected-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-patients-with-hematological-diseases-an-illustrative-case-study
#19
Martin Hoenigl, Juergen Prattes, Peter Neumeister, Albert Wölfler, Robert Krause
Recent years have seen important advances in the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA), complemented by the introduction of new therapies. Despite this, IPA remains a major cause of infection-related mortality in patients with hematological diseases. There are two main reasons for this. First, diagnosis of IPA remains a challenge, since risk factors and the clinical, radiological and mycological presentations vary not only by fungal disease stage, but also by patient group (e.g. neutropenic versus non-neutropenic patients)...
November 7, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104652/plain-and-contrast-enhanced-chest-computed-tomography-scan-findings-of-pulmonary-cryptococcosis-in-immunocompetent-patients
#20
Rongshui Yang, Yan Yan, Yuhuan Wang, Xiaohuan Liu, Xinhui Su
Pulmonary cryptococcosis is most commonly reported in immunocompromised patients, whereas immunocompetent hosts are rarely affected and may be asymptomatic, resulting in reduced diagnostic performance of computed tomography (CT) imaging. Thus, the aim of the present study was to review the plain and contrast-enhanced chest CT scan findings of primary pulmonary cryptococcosis in immunocompetent patients, with the aim of improving the diagnosis of this type of pulmonary disease. In the present study, a total of 27 immunocompetent patients of clinically confirmed pulmonary cryptococcosis were analyzed retrospectively...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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