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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339311/lung-rads-category-4x-does-it-improve-prediction-of-malignancy-in-subsolid-nodules
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Kaman Chung, Colin Jacobs, Ernst T Scholten, Jin Mo Goo, Helmut Prosch, Nicola Sverzellati, Francesco Ciompi, Onno M Mets, Paul K Gerke, Mathias Prokop, Bram van Ginneken, Cornelia M Schaefer-Prokop
Purpose To evaluate the added value of Lung CT Screening Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS) assessment category 4X over categories 3, 4A, and 4B for differentiating between benign and malignant subsolid nodules (SSNs). Materials and Methods SSNs on all baseline computed tomographic (CT) scans from the National Lung Cancer Trial that would have been classified as Lung-RADS category 3 or higher were identified, resulting in 374 SSNs for analysis. An experienced screening radiologist volumetrically segmented all solid cores and located all malignant SSNs visible on baseline scans...
March 24, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337891/screening-and-comparison-of-polychromatic-and-monochromatic-image-reconstruction-of-abdominal-arterial-energy-spectrum-ct
#2
X P Wang, B Wang, P Hou, R Li, J B Gao
We screened the suitable image reconstruction to observe the abdominal artery and compare the quality between the polychromatic and the monochromatic reconstruction images of the abdominal artery spectrum CT. Eighty patients underwent Gemstone CT energy spectrum imaging to obtain an abdominal artery polychromatic image (140 kVp) and a monochromatic image from 40 ~ 140 keV. The CT value of region of interest (ROI) was measured on the polychromatic image and the single energy image. The signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) of the abdominal aorta and hepatic artery were determined...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333541/extracolonic-findings-at-screening-ct-colonography-prevalence-benefits-challenges-and-opportunities
#3
B Dustin Pooler, David H Kim, Perry J Pickhardt
OBJECTIVE: Extracolonic findings at screening CT colonography (CTC) represent imaging findings incidentally detected outside the colon and rectum. Confusion regarding rates reported in the literature fuels controversy over the relative benefits versus harms of extracolonic findings. CONCLUSION: From an evidence-based approach, this article reviews the prevalence and benefits of and challenges raised by extracolonic findings, as well as opportunities to further leverage the effect of screening CTC...
March 23, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331829/the-pulmonary-nodule-discovered-by-pneumonia-a-case-report
#4
Dong-Mei Yuan, Jian-Ya Zhang, Yan-Wen Yao, Hui-Ming Sun, Guan-Nan Wu, E-Hong Cao, Luca Bertolaccini, Tang-Feng Lv, Yong Song
The number of patients diagnosed with pulmonary nodules increased as more patients with high risk of lung cancer choose low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans for the screening of cancer. Clinicians might get two questions from the patients: what is the definite diagnosis of the nodule? What should we do? We have already got many guidelines trying to solve these problems. There are also several prediction models for pulmonary nodules. However, guidelines are not suitable for all types of patients, and the reality of patients is more complicated...
February 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331828/radiomics-of-pulmonary-nodules-and-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Ryan Wilson, Anand Devaraj
The large number of indeterminate pulmonary nodules encountered incidentally or during CT-based lung screening provides considerable diagnostic and management challenges. Conventional nodule evaluation relies on visually identifiable discriminators such as size and speculation. These visible nodule features are however small in number and subject to considerable interpretation variability. With the development of novel targeted therapies for lung cancer the diagnosis and characterization of early stage lung tumours has never been more important...
February 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331826/pulmonary-ground-glass-opacity-computed-tomography-features-histopathology-and-molecular-pathology
#6
REVIEW
Jian-Wei Gao, Stefania Rizzo, Li-Hong Ma, Xiang-Yu Qiu, Arne Warth, Nobuhiko Seki, Mizue Hasegawa, Jia-Wei Zou, Qian Li, Marco Femia, Tang-Feng Lv, Yong Song
The incidence of pulmonary ground-glass opacity (GGO) lesions is increasing as a result of the widespread use of multislice spiral computed tomography (CT) and the low-dose CT screening for lung cancer detection. Besides benign lesions, GGOs can be a specific type of lung adenocarcinomas or their preinvasive lesions. Evaluation of pulmonary GGO and investigation of the correlation between CT imaging features and lung adenocarcinoma subtypes or driver genes can be helpful in confirming the diagnosis and in guiding the clinical management...
February 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331824/volume-versus-diameter-assessment-of-small-pulmonary-nodules-in-ct-lung-cancer-screening
#7
REVIEW
Daiwei Han, Marjolein A Heuvelmans, Matthijs Oudkerk
Currently, lung cancer screening by low-dose chest CT is implemented in the United States for high-risk persons. A disadvantage of lung cancer screening is the large number of small-to-intermediate sized lung nodules, detected in around 50% of all participants, the large majority being benign. Accurate estimation of nodule size and growth is essential in the classification of lung nodules. Currently, manual diameter measurements are the standard for lung cancer screening programs and routine clinical care. However, European screening studies using semi-automated volume measurements have shown higher accuracy and reproducibility compared to diameter measurements...
February 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331823/small-pulmonary-nodules-in-baseline-and-incidence-screening-rounds-of-low-dose-ct-lung-cancer-screening
#8
REVIEW
Joan E Walter, Marjolein A Heuvelmans, Matthijs Oudkerk
Currently, lung cancer screening by low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) is widely recommended for high-risk individuals by US guidelines, but there still is an ongoing debate concerning respective recommendations for European countries. Nevertheless, the available data regarding pulmonary nodules released by lung cancer screening studies could improve future screening guidelines, as well as the clinical practice of incidentally detected pulmonary nodules on routine CT scans. Most lung cancer screening trials present results for baseline and incidence screening rounds separately, clustering pulmonary nodules initially found at baseline screening and newly detected pulmonary nodules after baseline screening together...
February 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331822/risk-assessment-in-relation-to-the-detection-of-small-pulmonary-nodules
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REVIEW
John K Field, Michael W Marcus, Matthijs Oudkerk
The National Lung Cancer Screening trial (NLST) demonstrated that individuals assigned to the LDCT screening arm had a 20% lower mortality than those who were assigned to the conventional chest radiography. The NLST was thoroughly analyzed by the US Preventive Task Force on CT Screening and they recommended that lung cancer screening should be implemented. A number of other countries have also recommended implementation, whilst others are awaiting the outcome of the NELSON Trial. However, recommendations for the management of CT screen detected nodules have only recently had any clarity...
February 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331821/comparison-between-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-biopsy-and-ct-guided-transthoracic-lung-biopsy-for-the-diagnosis-of-peripheral-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Ping Zhan, Qing-Qing Zhu, Ying-Ying Miu, Ya-Fang Liu, Xiao-Xia Wang, Ze-Jun Zhou, Jia-Jia Jin, Qian Li, Shinji Sasada, Takehiro Izumo, Chih-Yen Tu, Wen-Chien Cheng, Matthew Evison, Tang-Feng Lv, Yong Song
BACKGROUND: With the release of the National Lung Screening Trial results, the detection of peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs) is likely to increase. Computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy (PTNB) and radial probe endobronchial ultrasound (r-EBUS)-guided transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB) are recommended for tissue diagnosis of PPLs. METHODS: A systematic review of published literature evaluating the accuracy of r-EBUS-TBLB and CT-PTNB for the diagnosis of PPLs was performed to determine point sensitivity and specificity, and to construct a summary receiver-operating characteristic curve...
February 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329257/lessons-learned-at-the-epicenter-of-brazil-s-congenital-zika-epidemic-evidence-from-87-confirmed-cases
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Jucille do Amaral Meneses, Ana Catarina Ishigami, Luisa Medeiros de Mello, Luciano Lira de Albuquerque, Carlos Alexandre Antunes de Brito, Marli Tenório Cordeiro, Lindomar José Pena
Congenital Zika virus infection has stimulated great international concern. A prospective case series of 87 infants with laboratory-confirmed congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) at the epicenter of the Brazilian Zika epidemic in Pernambuco state is presented. Mothers were interviewed for symptoms of possible Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy and fetal ultrasounds were obtained. Infant cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples were tested for ZIKV specific antibodies and sera were screened for other congenital infections...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323985/utility-of-fdg-pet-imaging-for-risk-stratification-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-in-men-1
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E R Kornaczewski Jackson, O P Pointon, R Bohmer, J R Burgess
Context: Patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN 1) are at high risk of malignant pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours (pNETs). Structural imaging is typically used to screen for pNETs, but is suboptimal for stratifying malignant potential. Objective: To determine the utility of Fluorodeoxyglucose (18F) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) for predicting the malignant potential of pNETs in MEN 1. Design: Retrospective observational study...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321787/a-mathematical-theory-of-shape-and-neuro-fuzzy-methodology-based-diagnostic-analysis-a-comparative-study-on-early-detection-and-treatment-planning-of-brain-cancer
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Subrata Kar, D Dutta Majumder
BACKGROUND: Investigation of brain cancer can detect the abnormal growth of tissue in the brain using computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance (MR) images of patients. The proposed method classifies brain cancer on shape-based feature extraction as either benign or malignant. The authors used input variables such as shape distance (SD) and shape similarity measure (SSM) in fuzzy tools, and used fuzzy rules to evaluate the risk status as an output variable. We presented a classifier neural network system (NNS), namely Levenberg-Marquardt (LM), which is a feed-forward back-propagation learning algorithm used to train the NN for the status of brain cancer, if any, and which achieved satisfactory performance with 100% accuracy...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317854/sets-of-serum-exosomal-micrornas-as-candidate-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-kawasaki-disease
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Hong-Ling Jia, Chao-Wu Liu, Li Zhang, Wei-Jun Xu, Xue-Juan Gao, Jun Bai, Yu-Fen Xu, Ming-Guo Xu, Gong Zhang
Although Kawasaki disease is the main cause of acquired heart disease in children, no diagnostic biomarkers are available. We aimed to identify candidate biomarkers for diagnosing Kawasaki disease using serum exosomal microRNAs (miRNAs). Using frozen serum samples from a biobank, high-throughput microarray technologies, two-stage real-time quantitative PCR, and a self-referencing strategy for data normalization, we narrowed down the list of biomarker candidates to a set of 4 miRNAs. We further validated the diagnostic capabilities of the identified miRNAs (namely, CT(miR-1246)-CT(miR-4436b-5p) and CT(miR-197-3p)-CT(miR-671-5p)) in 79 samples from two hospitals...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316848/strongyloides-hyperinfection-in-a-renal-transplant-patient-always-be-on-the-lookout
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Murtaza Mazhar, Ijlal Akbar Ali, Nelson Iván Agudelo Higuita
We present a case of a 71-year-old Vietnamese man with chronic kidney disease secondary to adult polycystic kidney disease. He had been a prisoner of war before undergoing a successful cadaveric renal transplant in the United States. He presented to clinic one year after the transplant with gross hematuria, productive cough, intermittent chills, and weight loss. Long standing peripheral eosinophilia of 600-1200/μL triggered further evaluation. A wet mount of stool revealed Strongyloides stercoralis larvae...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303813/molecular-typing-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-an-overview
#16
REVIEW
Jyoti Rawre, Deepak Juyal, Benu Dhawan
Urogenital infection due to Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is one of the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and is a major public health problem worldwide. Molecular characterisation of CT is important for understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of chlamydial disease and its transmission dynamics in sexual networks. Traditionally, strain typing of CT was based on serotyping methods characterising the major outer membrane protein (MOMP). With the advent of polymerase chain reaction and sequencing the era of molecular typing began...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302519/using-ontology-based-semantic-similarity-to-facilitate-the-article-screening-process-for-systematic-reviews
#17
Xiaonan Ji, Alan Ritter, Po-Yin Yen
OBJECTIVE: Systematic Reviews (SRs) are utilized to summarize evidence from high quality studies and are considered the preferred source of evidence-based practice (EBP). However, conducting SRs can be time and labor intensive due to the high cost of article screening. In previous studies, we demonstrated utilizing established (lexical) article relationships to facilitate the identification of relevant articles in an efficient and effective manner. Here we propose to enhance article relationships with background semantic knowledge derived from Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) concepts and ontologies...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302218/-investigation-of-lung-cancer-patients-complicated-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-thoracic-surgical-department
#18
Rongbao Zhang, Xingyu Tan, Qing Chen, Jingan Wei, Jun Gai, Yan Wang, Ziyi Yang, Jing Li, Liyu Zhu, Zhongxian Huang, Quanying He
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is an important complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and even significantly affects the prognosis of patients with COPD. COPD also affects the postoperative complications and recurrence in patients with lung cancer. This study aims to investigate lung cancer patients complicated with COPD in thoracic surgical department. METHODS: All medical records of lung cancer patients discharged from the Department of Thoracic Surgery of People's Hospital, Peking University during January 2015 and December 2015 were reviewed, including gender, age, tobacco smoke history, harmful occupational exposure, clinic symptom, chest computed tomography (CT) scanning, postoperative pathology result report, discharged diagnosis and spirometry [All patients underwent pulmonary function test are received bronchial dilation test if the based predicted value of forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) <70%]...
March 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301989/routine-testing-of-mycoplasma-genitalium-and-trichomonas-vaginalis
#19
Marieke L M Jenniskens, Jan H W Veerbeek, Koen L Deurloo, Erik J van Hannen, Steven F T Thijsen
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) are common sexual transmitted infections (STI). However, most STI screening programmes do not include routinely detection of these pathogens. Consequently, epidemiological data about MG and TV in the general population is lacking. The current study aims to give insight into the prevalence of both infections, thereby guiding decisions whether testing for these pathogens should be included routinely. METHODS: Between February 2013 and August 2015, all samples sent to the laboratory of Diakonessenhuis Utrecht for STI testing (i...
June 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301914/prevalence-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-hospitalized-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-ruled-out-by-multislice-ct-angiography
#20
Fernando Javier Vazquez, Maria Lourdes Posadas-Martinez, Bruno Bioetti, Diego Giunta, Esteban Gandara
Current evidence suggests that for outpatients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), multislice computed tomographic angiography (CTPA) is sufficient to rule out PE. However, the accuracy of CTPA alone has not been established for hospitalized patients. Our goal was to determine the prevalence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in hospitalized patients who had PE ruled out by CTPA. We conducted a prospective cohort study of patients who developed symptoms indicative of PE, after being admitted to the hospital for any reason other than PE and were evaluated with multislice CTPA...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
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