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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324164/novel-intraoperative-use-of-the-tensipresser-to-assess-factors-predictive-of-pancreatic-fistula-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Manabu Mikamori, Kunihito Gotoh, Hidenori Takahashi, Hirofumi Akita, Akira Tomokuni, Shogo Kobayashi, Masayuki Ohue, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, Masahiko Yano, Osamu Ishikawa, Masato Sakon
PURPOSES: Pancreatic fistula (PF) is a challenging complication of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). 'Soft pancreas' is reported as a risk factor for PF; however, palpation by the surgeon is not an objective method of evaluating pancreatic texture. We conducted this study to investigate whether a texture analyzer called a "Tensipresser" can be used to quantify pancreatic tissue hardness and predict the development of postoperative PF. METHODS: We assessed pancreatic texture in 85 patients who underwent PD...
March 21, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320052/soft-tissue-infections-from-fish-spike-wounds-normal-commensal-bacteria-are-more-common-than-marine-pathogens
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Hannah Collins, Kin Mun Lee, Paul T-Y Cheng, Sarah Hulme
BACKGROUND: A fish spike injury can be sustained by anyone handling fish; during fishing, meal preparation or in retail. Case reports of fish spikes inoculating victims with virulent marine-specific pathogens and causing systemic illness led us to question whether empirical treatment of these injuries with amoxicillin and clavulanic acid is adequate. METHODS: This 2-year prospective observational study was conducted at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand...
March 20, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317561/introduction-to-clinical-microbiology-for-the-general-dentist
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Thomas E Rams, Arie J van Winkelhoff
Clinical oral microbiology may help dental professionals identify infecting pathogenic species and evaluate their in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility. Saliva, dental plaque biofilms, mucosal smears, abscess aspirates, and soft tissue biopsies are sources of microorganisms for laboratory testing. Microbial-based treatment end points may help clinicians better identify patients in need of additional or altered dental therapies before the onset of clinical treatment failure, and help improve patient oral health outcomes...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317309/infantile-fibrosarcoma-treated-with-postoperative-vincristine-and-dactinomycin
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Hiroki Yoshihara, Yuri Yoshimoto, Yosuke Hosoya, Daisuke Hasegawa, Takafumi Kawano, Akiko Sakoda, Hajime Okita, Atsushi Manabe
Infantile fibrosarcoma is a non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue sarcoma that occurs in infancy and which has a relatively good prognosis. A vincristine and dactinomycin (VA) regimen has been shown to be effective, although the duration of chemotherapy has not been well defined. We describe the case of a 4-month-old boy with a mass at the left dorsum of the foot who was diagnosed with infantile fibrosarcoma after resection of the tumor, the margin of which was macroscopically positive. VA treatment was carried out with careful monitoring of response and adverse effects...
March 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316924/newer-proposed-classification-of-periimplant-defects-a-critical-update
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Deepak Passi, Mahinder Singh, Shubha Ranjan Dutta, Sarang Sharma, Mansi Atri, Jyoti Ahlawat, Abhinav Jain
The term peri-implantitis is used to describe a destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues around osseo integrated implants, leads to the formation of a peri-implant pocket and loss of supporting bone. Predisposing factors are Poor Plaque Control, inflammation, infection, Smoking, Diabetes and Occlusal Overload. It is diagnosed on the basis of clinical and radiographic interpretation and still no definite criteria have been proposed for the diagnosis and treatment of peri-implantitis...
January 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315426/vascular-patterning-in-human-heterotopic-ossification
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Margaret Cocks, Aditya Mohan, Carolyn A Meyers, Catherine Ding, Benjamin Levi, Edward McCarthy, Aaron W James
Heterotopic ossification (HO, also termed myositis ossificans) is the formation of extra-skeletal bone in muscle and soft tissues. HO is a tissue repair process gone awry, and is a common complication of surgery and traumatic injury. Medical strategies to prevent and treat HO fall well short of addressing the clinical need. Better characterization of the tissues supporting HO is critical to identifying therapies directed against this common and sometimes devastating condition. The physiologic processes of osteogenesis and angiogenesis are highly coupled and interdependent...
March 14, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314913/laser-and-light-based-therapy-for-cutaneous-and-soft-tissue-metastases-of-malignant-melanoma-a-systematic-review
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Evan Austin, Andrew Mamalis, Derek Ho, Jared Jagdeo
Invasive cutaneous melanoma is a growing health concern. Although surgical excision can effectively treat in situ tumors, use for metastatic melanoma is limited. Laser and light-based therapies may be a valuable palliative treatment option for patients with stage III and stage IV cutaneous metastatic melanoma. Our goal is to review the published literature and provide evidence-based recommendations on laser and light-based palliative therapies for metastatic melanoma. A search of the databases Pubmed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and CINAHL was performed on March 10, 2016...
March 17, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306550/female-pelvic-synthetic-ct-generation-based-on-joint-intensity-and-shape-analysis
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Lianli Liu, Shruti Jolly, Yue Cao, Karen Vineberg, Jeffrey A Fessler, James M Balter
Using MRI for radiotherapy treatment planning and image guidance is appealing as it provides superior soft tissue information over CT scans and avoids possible systematic errors introduced by aligning MR to CT images. This study presents a method that generates Synthetic CT (MRCT) volumes by performing probabilistic tissue classification of voxels from MRI data using a single imaging sequence (T1 Dixon). The intensity overlap between different tissues on MR images, a major challenge for voxel-based MRCT generation methods, is addressed by adding bone shape information to an intensity-based classification scheme...
March 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306546/substitute-ct-generation-from-a-single-ultra-short-time-echo-mri-sequence-preliminary-study
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Soumya Ghose, Jason A Dowling, Robba Rai, Gary P Liney
In MR guided radiation therapy planning both MR and CT images for a patient are acquired and co-registered to obtain a tissue specific HU map. Generation of the HU map directly from the MRI would eliminate the CT acquisition and may improve radiation therapy planning. In this preliminary study of substitute CT (sCT) generation, two porcine leg phantoms were scanned using a 3D ultrashort echo time (PETRA) sequence and co-registered to corresponding CT images to build tissue specific regression models. The model was created from one co-registered CT-PETRA pair to generate the sCT for the other PETRA image...
March 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300549/periocular-necrotizing-fasciitis-in-an-infant
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Alan D Proia
A 12-month-old boy developed periocular necrotizing fasciitis with swelling of both eyes and redness and a discharge from the left eye approximately 36 hours after blunt trauma. Computed tomography revealed pre-septal and soft tissue edema on the left side, but no signs of orbital involvement, orbital fractures, or drainable abscess in the anterior left lower eyelid. The inflammatory signs worsened over the next day, and there was purulent discharge from the left lower eyelid and an abscess and necrosis of the lower eyelid skin...
March 11, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299457/current-trends-of-human-infections-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-the-genus-shewanella
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REVIEW
K Yousfi, S Bekal, V Usongo, A Touati
Shewanella spp. are commonly known as environmental bacteria and are most frequently isolated from aquatic areas. Currently, diseases syndromes and multidrug resistance have increasingly been reported in the genus Shewanella. Some species are associated with various infections, such as skin and soft tissue infections, as well as bacteremia. Generally, these bacteria are opportunistic and mostly affect people with an impaired immune system. This genus is also a probable vehicle and progenitor of antibiotic resistance genes...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297332/impact-of-incorporating-visual-biofeedback-in-4d-mri
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David T To, Joshua P Kim, Ryan G Price, Indrin J Chetty, Carri K Glide-Hurst
Precise radiation therapy (RT) for abdominal lesions is complicated by respiratory motion and suboptimal soft tissue contrast in 4D CT. 4D MRI offers improved contrast although long scan times and irregular breathing patterns can be limiting. To address this, visual biofeedback (VBF) was introduced into 4D MRI. Ten volunteers were consented to an IRB-approved protocol. Prospective respiratory-triggered, T2-weighted, coronal 4D MRIs were acquired on an open 1.0T MR-SIM. VBF was integrated using an MR-compatible interactive breath-hold control system...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296559/the-irony-of-highly-effective-bacterial-therapy-of-a-patient-derived-orthotopic-xenograft-pdox-model-of-ewing-s-sarcoma-which-was-blocked-by-ewing-himself-80%C3%A2-years-ago
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Takashi Murakami, Tasuku Kiyuna, Kei Kawaguchi, Kentaro Igarashi, Arun S Singh, Yukihiko Hiroshima, Yong Zhang, Ming Zhao, Kentaro Miyake, Scott D Nelson, Sarah M Dry, Yunfeng Li, Jonathan C DeLong, Thinzar M Lwin, Takashi Chishima, Kuniya Tanaka, Michael Bouvet, Itaru Endo, Fritz C Eilber, Robert M Hoffman
William B. Coley developed bacterial therapy of cancer more than 100 years ago and had clinical success. James Ewing, a very famous cancer pathologist for whom the Ewing sarcoma is named, was Coley's boss at Memorial Hospital in New York and terminated Coley's bacterial therapy of cancer. A tumor from a patient with soft-tissue Ewing's sarcoma, who failed doxorubicin (DOX) therapy, was previously implanted in nude mice to establish a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) model. In the present study, the Ewing's sarcoma PDOX was treated with tumor-targeting S...
March 15, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295434/the-potential-of-dual-energy-ct-to-reduce-proton-beam-range-uncertainties
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Esther Bär, Arthur Lalonde, Gary Royle, Hsiao-Ming Lu, Hugo Bouchard
PURPOSE: Dual-energy CT (DECT) promises improvements in estimating stopping power ratios (SPRs) for proton therapy treatment planning. Although several comparable mathematical formalisms have been proposed in literature, the optimal techniques to characterize human tissue SPRs with DECT in a clinical environment are not fully established. The aim of this work is to compare the most robust DECT methods against conventional single-energy CT (SECT) in conditions reproducing a clinical environment, where CT artifacts and noise play a major role on the accuracy of these techniques...
March 15, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294674/-necrotizing-fasciitis-in-head-and-neck-area
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Beáta Sántha, Katalin Sári, Zoltán Fülep, Márta Patyi, Ferenc Oberna
Necrotizing fasciitis is a fulminant infection of the deeper layers of skin and subcutaneous tissues characterized by progressive soft tissue necrosis and high mortality. It rarely occurs in the head and neck area. The clinical picture includes non-specific but typical local and systemic symptoms. The treatment is a complex, multidisciplinary task which includes radical surgical exploration, debridement and drainage, empirically started and then targeted intravenous antibiotics and supportive therapy. Authors report a case of necrotizing fasciitis localized on the right side of the face which caused multi-organ failure and phlegmone of the neck...
March 2017: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293522/a-case-report-of-the-first-nonburn-related-military-trauma-victim-treated-with-spray-skin-regenerative-therapy-in-combination-with-a-dermal-regenerate-template
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Ian L Valerio, Daniel A Hammer, Juan L Rendon, Kerry P Latham, Mark E Fleming
Massive soft tissue and skin loss secondary to war-related traumas are among the most frequently encountered challenges in the care of wounded warriors. This case report outlines the first military nonburn-related trauma patient treated by a combination of regenerative modalities. Our case employs spray skin technology to an established dermal regenerate matrix. Our patient, a 29-year-old active duty male, suffered a combat blast trauma in 2010 while deployed. The patient's treatment course was complicated by a severe necrotizing fasciitis infection requiring over 100 surgical procedures for disease control and reconstruction...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291905/long-term-results-of-therapy-with-sunitinib-in-metastatic-alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma
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Paulina Jagodzińska-Mucha, Tomasz Świtaj, Katarzyna Kozak, Hanna Koseła-Paterczyk, Anna Klimczak, Iwona Ługowska, Pawel Rogala, Michał Wągrodzki, Sławomir Falkowski, Piotr Rutkowski
BACKGROUND: Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare, highly vascularized soft tissue sarcoma characterized by a high frequency of metastatic disease and resistance to classical chemotherapy. The purpose of our analysis was to assess long-term sunitinib activity in the treatment of metastatic ASPS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2009 and 2015, 15 patients were diagnosed with metastatic ASPS and received therapy with sunitinib at initial continuous daily dosing of 37...
March 8, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291375/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-what-is-the-utility-of-ultrasound
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Hershernpal A S Basra, Paul D Humphries
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is a heterogeneous condition and an important cause of acquired disability in children. Evidence supports early treatment to prevent future complications. This relies on prompt diagnosis, achieved by a high index of clinical suspicion and supportive evidence, including the detection of joint and or tendon inflammation. Ultrasound is a readily accessible, well tolerated, safe and accurate modality for assessing joints and the surrounding soft tissues. It can also be used to guide therapy into those joints and tendon sheaths, resistant to systemic treatments...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290186/phosphorus-and-other-aspects-of-ckd-mbd-in-the-conservative-management-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#19
Anuja Shah
As the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) increases and the population ages, there is an imperative to offer cost effective and patient specific therapeutic options for the management of advanced CKD. In cases where there is a desire to avoid or delay renal replacement therapy, conservative options need to be defined and strategies for delaying the need for renal replacement therapy should be offered. CKD-mineral bone disorders (MBD) refers to the constellation of disturbances in abnormal bone and soft tissue calcification along with abnormalities, in phosphorus, calcium, parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, and FGF-23...
June 2017: Panminerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287131/separation-of-nuclear-isomers-for-cancer-therapeutic-radionuclides-based-on-nuclear-decay-after-effects
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R Bhardwaj, A van der Meer, S K Das, M de Bruin, J Gascon, H T Wolterbeek, A G Denkova, P Serra-Crespo
(177)Lu has sprung as a promising radionuclide for targeted therapy. The low soft tissue penetration of its β(-) emission results in very efficient energy deposition in small-size tumours. Because of this, (177)Lu is used in the treatment of neuroendocrine tumours and is also clinically approved for prostate cancer therapy. In this work, we report a separation method that achieves the challenging separation of the physically and chemically identical nuclear isomers, (177m)Lu and (177)Lu. The separation method combines the nuclear after-effects of the nuclear decay, the use of a very stable chemical complex and a chromatographic separation...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
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