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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748503/role-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-patients-affected-by-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
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Domenico Albano, Giovanni Bosio, Raffaele Giubbini, Francesco Bertagna
PURPOSE: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare hematological disorder for which the utility of(18)F-FDG PET/CT is unclear. Our aim was to explore the metabolic features of LCH and the possible role of(18)F-FDG PET/CT in LCH evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We found 17 patients with histologically proven LCH who underwent 17(18)F-FDG PET/CT scans for staging and 42 scans for restaging/follow-up purposes. PET/CT results were compared with those obtained from other conventional imaging modalities (bone scintigraphy, plain radiogram, computed tomography, magnetic resonance)...
July 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748116/gout-an-old-disease-in-new-perspective-a-review
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REVIEW
Gaafar Ragab, Mohsen Elshahaly, Thomas Bardin
Gout is a picturesque presentation of uric acid disturbance. It is the most well understood and described type of arthritis. Its epidemiology is studied. New insights into the pathophysiology of hyperuricemia and gouty arthritis; acute and chronic allow for an even better understanding of the disease. The role of genetic predisposition is becoming more evident. The clinical picture of gout is divided into asymptomatic hyperuricemia, acute gouty arthritis, intercritical period, and chronic tophaceous gout. Diagnosis is based on laboratory and radiological features...
September 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748018/-abdominal-mass-revealing-xanthogranulomatous-pyelonephritis-in-an-infant
#3
Anass Ayad, Badr Ettouhami, Benouachane Thami, Abdelali Bentahila
Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is a chronic pyelonephritis observed in children and exceptionally in infants. Symptomatology is vague and may delay diagnosis and patient's management. Treatment is based on medical therapy but most often on surgery with poor renal prognosis. We report the case of a 15-month old infant with isolated mass in the left flank. He had no fever or alteration of general state and urine cultures were sterile. Radiological evaluation (renal ultrasound, uroscan and renal scintigraphy) highlighted left non-functioning kidney with "hydropyonephrosis" evoking the diagnosis of XGP...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745926/safety-and-efficacy-of-empirical-interleukin-1-inhibition-using-anakinra-in-aa-amyloidosis-of-uncertain-aetiology
#4
Thirusha Lane, Ashutosh D Wechalekar, Julian D Gillmore, Philip N Hawkins, Helen J Lachmann
OBJECTIVE: AA amyloidosis is a serious complication of persistent inflammation, which, untreated will progress to renal failure and death. Effective suppression of the underlying inflammatory disease is the focus of treatment. However, in approximately 20% of cases the underlying condition remains uncertain, presenting a dilemma as to choice of treatment. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of a cohort of 11 patients diagnosed with AA amyloidosis of unknown aetiology, who had been empirically treated with anakinra...
July 26, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739313/cardiac-amyloidosis-an-update-on-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Omar K Siddiqi, Frederick L Ruberg
The amyloidoses are a group of systemic diseases characterized by organ deposition of misfolded protein fragments of diverse origins. The natural history of the disease, involvement of other organs, and treatment options vary significantly based on the protein of origin. In AL amyloidosis, amyloid protein is derived from immunoglobulin light chains, and most often involves the kidneys and the heart. ATTR amyloidosis is categorized as mutant or wild-type depending on the genetic sequence of the transthyretin (TTR) protein produced by the liver...
July 13, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738834/the-value-of-99m-tc-methylene-diphosphonate-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-in-diagnosis-of-fibrous-dysplasia
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Linqi Zhang, Qiao He, Wei Li, Rusen Zhang
BACKGROUND: Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare benign bone disorder in which the normal bone is replaced by immature fibro-osseous tissue. However, some case reports have reported that FD showed significantly increased (99m)Tc-methylene diphosphonate ((99m)Tc-MDP) uptake on whole-body bone scintigraphy (WBS), which may mimic bone metastasis or skeletal involvement of the patients with known cancer. Thus, the purpose of present study is to observe the reliable characteristics and usefulness of single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) for the diagnosis of FD...
July 24, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737866/algorithms-imaging-tests-comparison-following-the-first-febrile-urinary-tract-infection-in-children
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María M Tombesi, Laura F Alconcher, Lucas Lucarelli, Agustina Ciccioli
OBJETIVES: To compare the diagnostic sensitivity, costs and radiation doses of imaging tests algorithms developed by the Argentine Society of Pediatrics in 2003 and 2015, against British and American guidelines after the first febrile urinary tract infection (UTI). POPULATION AND METHODS: Inclusion criteria: children ≤ 2 years old with their first febrile UTI and normal ultrasound, voiding cystourethrography and dimercaptosuccinic acid scintigraphy, according to the algorithm established by the Argentine Society of Pediatrics in 2003, treated between 2003 and 2010...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736267/gamma-tocopherol-enriched-supplement-reduces-sputum-eosinophilia-and-endotoxin-induced-sputum-neutrophilia-in-volunteers-with-asthma
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Allison J Burbank, Charity G Duran, Yinghao Pan, Patricia Burns, Susan Jones, Qing Jiang, Chao Yang, Sha'Leema Jenkins, Heather Wells, Neil Alexis, Mehmet Kesimer, William D Bennett, Haibo Zhou, David B Peden, Michelle L Hernandez
BACKGROUND: We and others have shown that the gamma tocopherol (γT) isoform of vitamin E has multiple anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions and that γT supplementation reduces eosinophilic and endotoxin (LPS)-induced neutrophilic airway inflammation in animal models and healthy human volunteers. OBJECTIVE: To determine if γT supplementation reduces eosinophilic airway inflammation and acute neutrophilic response to inhaled LPS challenge in volunteers with asthma...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734621/use-of-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate-to-reduce-left-to-right-shunting-of-an-abdominal-arteriovenous-malformation-in-a-dog
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B D Eason, D F Hogan, C Lim, M J Hogan
A 9-month old castrated male Labradoodle presented to the cardiology service at Purdue University for evaluation of a low-grade murmur. Physical examination, thoracic radiography, and echocardiography were strongly supportive of an extracardiac left-to-right shunt. Subsequent evaluation with nuclear scintigraphy and computed tomography angiography revealed a large, complex arteriovenous malformation within the cranial abdomen. Staged interventional attenuation of the shunt was performed using n-butyl cyanoacrylate that resulted in a reduction in echocardiographic and nuclear scintigraphy derived shunt estimation...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733644/differentiating-malignant-from-benign-thyroid-nodules-with-indeterminate-cytology-by-99m-tc-mibi-scan-a-new-quantitative-method-for-improving-diagnostic-accuracy
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A Campennì, M Siracusa, R M Ruggeri, R Laudicella, S A Pignata, S Baldari, L Giovanella
Quantitative (99m)Tc-MIBI thyroid scintigraphy is a useful tool in differentiating malignant from benign thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology. The aim of our report is to compare the diagnostic performance of different quantitative methods. We prospectively evaluated 20 patients affected by a thyroid nodule with a cytological diagnosis of class III or IV according to the Bethesda system. Planar images of the thyroid were acquired 10 and 60 minutes after (99m)Tc-MIBI administration and two different quantitative methods applied (i...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733376/detection-of-osteomyelitis-in-the-diabetic-foot-by-imaging-techniques-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-comparing-mri-white-blood-cell-scintigraphy-and-fdg-pet
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REVIEW
Chiara Lauri, Menno Tamminga, Andor W J M Glaudemans, Luis Eduardo Juárez Orozco, Paola A Erba, Paul C Jutte, Benjamin A Lipsky, Maarten J IJzerman, Alberto Signore, Riemer H J A Slart
OBJECTIVE: Diagnosing bone infection in the diabetic foot is challenging and often requires several diagnostic procedures, including advanced imaging. We compared the diagnostic performances of MRI, radiolabeled white blood cell (WBC) scintigraphy (either with (99m)Tc-hexamethylpropyleneamineoxime [HMPAO] or (111)In-oxine), and [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET)/computed tomography. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We searched Medline and Embase as of August 2016 for studies of diagnostic tests on patients known or suspected to have diabetes and a foot infection...
August 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732555/hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-to-evaluate-liver-function-in-associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy-liver-volume-overestimates-liver-function
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Pim B Olthof, Federico Tomassini, Pablo E Huespe, Stephanie Truant, François-René Pruvot, Roberto I Troisi, Carlos Castro, Erik Schadde, Rimma Axelsson, Ernesto Sparrelid, Roelof J Bennink, Rene Adam, Thomas M van Gulik, Eduardo de Santibanes
BACKGROUND: Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) induces a rapid and extensive increase in liver volume. The functional quality of this hypertrophic response has been called into question because ALPPS is associated with a substantial incidence of liver failure and high perioperative mortality. This multicenter study aimed to evaluate functional liver regeneration in contrast to volumetric liver regeneration in ALPPS, using technetium-99m hepatobiliary scintigraphy and computed tomography volumetry, respectively...
July 18, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731009/interlesional-flip-flop-between-68-ga-dotatate-and-fdg-pet-ct-in-thyroglobulin-elevated-negative-iodine-scintigraphy-tenis-syndrome
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Sandip Basu, Ashwini Kalshetty, Preeti Fargose
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730243/a-52-year-old-man-with-gouty-arthritis-and-erosive-lesion-in-the-hip
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Vitorino Modesto Dos Santos, Viviane Vieira Passini Soares, Priscilla Souza de Faria, Francisca Germanya Morais Borges Viana, Mayza Lemes Duarte
The case study of peripheral and axial gouty arthritis is described in a 52-year-old man without concomitant clinical evidence of tophaceus gout on physical evaluation on admission. Gout is a metabolic disorder related to excess of uric acid in the extracellular compartment, and deposition of monosodium urate crystals in the joints and other sites. Arthritis and tophi are major manifestations, which more often involve the peripheral joints asymmetrically. Chronic tophaceous gout commonly develops after a decade of recurrent polyarticular gout...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729430/imaging-chemokine-receptor-cxcr4-in-chronic-infection-of-the-bone-with-68-ga-pentixafor-pet-ct-first-insights
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Caroline Bouter, Birgit Meller, Carsten Oliver Sahlmann, Wieland Staab, Hans Jürgen Wester, Saskia Kropf, Johannes Meller
Due to its role in infection and inflammatory processes the chemokine receptor CXCR4 might be a potent target in imaging of infectious and inflammatory diseases. The aim of this pilot study was to determine whether the CXCR4 ligand (68)Ga-Pentixafor is suitable for imaging chronic infection of the bone. Methods: The study comprises 14 patients with suspected infection of the skeleton that underwent (68)Ga-Pentixafor-(68)Ga-Pentixafor-Positron emission tomography/computed tomography(PET/CT) between 04/2015 and 02/2017 in our facility...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726977/added-value-of-spect-spiral-ct-versus-spect-or-ct-alone-in-diagnosing-solitary-skeletal-lesions
#16
Yiqiu Zhang, Beilei Li, Hongcheng Shi, Haojun Yu, Yushen Gu, Yan Xiu
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the added value of SPECT/spiral CT versus SPECT or CT alone in the differential diagnosis of solitary skeletal lesions. METHODS: This was a retrospective study on a total of 69 patients who had a solitary skeletal "hot spot" that could not be definitively diagnosed using planar scintigraphy. Thus, SPECT/spiral CT was performed on the indeterminate lesions. SPECT, CT and SPECT/spiral CT images were independently interpreted by two experienced doctors who have both identification of CT and nuclear medicine...
July 20, 2017: Nuklearmedizin. Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725949/tubulointerstitial-nephritis-induced-hypophosphatemic-osteomalacia-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Yan Geng, Youlu Zhao, Zhuoli Zhang
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that typically affects the salivary and lacrimal glands. Renal involvement is relatively uncommon and may precede other complaints. Tubulointestitial nephritis (TIN) is the most common renal involvement in SS. Osteomalacia occurring as the first manifestation of renal tubular disorder due to SS is very rare. We report a 39-year-old male who presented with polydipsia, polyuria, and multiple bone pain. Bone density test showed severe osteoporosis, and laboratory findings suggested hypokalemia, hypophosphatemia, and vitamin D deficiency, which supported the diagnosis of hypophosphatemic osteomalacia...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724406/iodine-concentration-calculated-by-dual-energy-computed-tomography-dect-as-a-functional-parameter-to-evaluate-thyroid-metabolism-in-patients-with-hyperthyroidism
#18
Duong Duc Binh, Takahito Nakajima, Hidenori Otake, Tetsuya Higuchi, Yoshito Tsushima
BACKGROUND: Thyroid function in patients with Grave's disease is usually evaluated by thyroid scintigraphy with radioactive iodine. Recently, dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) with two different energy X-rays can calculate iodine concentrations and can be applied for iodine measurements in thyroid glands. This study aimed to assess the potential use of DECT for the functional assessment of the thyroid gland. METHODS: Thirteen patients with Grave's disease treated at our hospital from May to September 2015 were included in this retrospective study...
July 19, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723778/thoracic-splenosis-mimicking-a-pleuropneumonia-a-case-report
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Aurélie Baldolli, Solène Coeuret, Vincent Le Pennec, Denis Agostini, Renaud Verdon
RATIONALE: Splenosis is the development of one or more heterotopic splenic tissue autoimplants following rupture of the spleen and remains mostly asymptomatic. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 50-year old post-traumatic splenectomized man admitted for a left side community acquired pneumonia resistant to antibiotics. DIAGNOSES: The diagnosis of intrathoracic ectopic spleen was suspected because of the history of spleen trauma with diaphragm rupture and the absence of Howell-Jolly bodies...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723520/bone-scan-index-as-an-imaging-biomarker-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-a-multicentre-study-based-on-patients-treated-with-abiraterone-acetate-zytiga-in-clinical-practice
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Mariana Reza, Mattias Ohlsson, Reza Kaboteh, Aseem Anand, Ingela Franck-Lissbrant, Jan-Erik Damber, Anders Widmark, Camilla Thellenberg-Karlsson, Lars Budäus, Thomas Steuber, Till Eichenauer, Per Wollmer, Lars Edenbrandt, Elin Trägårdh, Anders Bjartell
BACKGROUND: Abiraterone acetate (AA) prolongs survival in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients. To measure treatment response accurately in bone, quantitative methods are needed. The Bone Scan Index (BSI), a prognostic imaging biomarker, reflects the tumour burden in bone as a percentage of the total skeletal mass calculated from bone scintigraphy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the value of BSI as a biomarker for outcome evaluation in mCRPC patients on treatment with AA according to clinical routine...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
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