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Je Hoon Jeong, Hee Kyung Kim, Soo Bin Im
BACKGROUND: Atlantoaxial spondyloarthropathy is most often resulted from rheumatoid arthritis, cancer metastasis and basilar invagination. Dialysis-related spondyloarthropathy is a rare cause of spinal deformity and cervical myelopathy at the atlantoaxial joint. We report two long-term hemodialysis patients who presented with atlantoaxial spondyloarthropathy. CASE DESCRIPTION: Two patients with end-stage renal failure (ESRD) presented with history of progressively worsening neck pain and motion limitation, and gait disturbance...
October 19, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Thais Caldara Mussi, Yves Bohrer Costa, Marcos Takeo Obara, Marcos Roberto Gomes de Queiroz, Rodrigo Gobbo Garcia, José Antonio Domingos Cianciarulo Longo, Gustavo Caserta Lemos, Ronaldo Hueb Baroni
Objective: To describe the imaging findings of prostatic tumors nonadenocarcinoma on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging. Methods: A total of 200 patients underwented multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate for screening for prostate cancer, from August 2013 to September 2014, followed by biopsy with ultrasound/magnetic resonance imaging fusion. Results: We found three pathologic proved cases of prostatic pure leiomyomas (0...
July 2016: Einstein
Bernardo Rocco, Luca Boeri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: BJU International
J Cohen, C Andre, P Mozer
Prostate cancer is the first cancer and the second cause of cancer death in men in France. It is now a major public health issue, particularly given the increase of life expectancy. If screening is based on blood PSA and clinical examination (DRE), diagnosis requires the histological analysis of prostate samples. In current clinical routine, these biopsies are performed by endorectal through ultrasound guidance. In most cases, the cancer is not visible in the ultrasound image and the latter is used to make a dozen samples (or core), distributed as best as possible in the prostate...
October 14, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
John D Hainsworth, F Anthony Greco
BACKGROUND: Molecular cancer classifier assays are being used with increasing frequency to predict tissue of origin and direct site-specific therapy for patients with carcinoma of unknown primary site (CUP). OBJECTIVE: We postulated some CUP patients predicted to have non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by molecular cancer classifier assay may have anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearranged tumors, and benefit from treatment with ALK inhibitors. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed CUP patients who had the 92-gene molecular cancer classifier assay (CancerTYPE ID; bioTheranostics, Inc...
March 2016: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
Rahul Mannan, Tejinder Singh Bhasin, Mridu Manjari, Gagandeep Singh, Puneet Kaur Bhatia, Sonam Sharma
BACKGROUND: Prostate carcinoma is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in males worldwide. The burden is expected to grow 1.7 million new cases and 499,000 new deaths by 2030. In developing countries such as India, prostate carcinoma will show an increase by 140% in the next few years. Although the diagnosis of prostate carcinoma can usually be made on histological features, now a days many immunohistochemical (IHC) markers are used to distinguish it from benign mimickers as well as in predicting prognosis and treatment...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
Wei Phin Tan, Andrew Mazzone, Stephanie Shors, Nency Antoine, Shahid Ekbal, Narendra Khare, Charles McKiel, Dennis Pessis, Leslie Deane
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) score was developed to evaluate lesions in the peripheral and transition zone on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) of the prostate. We aim to determine if the PI-RADS scoring system can be used to evaluate central zone lesions on mpMRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 73 patients who underwent mpMRI/ultrasound (US) fusion-guided biopsy of 143 suspicious lesions between February 2014 and October 2015 was performed...
September 27, 2016: Urologic Oncology
Z E Zhou, W G Yan, Y Zhou, Z G Ji, H Z Li
Prostate cancer is currently diagnosed by prostate biopsy performed by the transrectal ultrasound-guided technique. However, overdetection of clinical insignificant tumours and missed detection of clinical significant tumours have become problematic. MRI of the prostate, particularly if performed with multiparametric imaging, is capable of detecting clinical significant prostate cancer, which has brought the opportunity to use those images as targets for needle biopsy. Three methods of fusing MRI for targeted biopsy have been recently described: MRI-ultrasound fusion, MRI-MRI fusion ('in-bore' biopsy) and cognitive fusion...
October 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
A Reed, L Valle, A V Krauze, A Kaushal, P Choyke, B Turkbey, P A Pinto, B Wood, D E Citrin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Talisa Ross, Kamran Ahmed, Nicholas Raison, Ben Challacombe, Prokar Dasgupta
INTRODUCTION: Prostate specific antigen is a marker for prostate cancer and a key diagnostic tool, yet when to refer patients with a borderline PSA is currently unclear. This review describes how to assess a patient with borderline PSA and provides an algorithm for management. METHODS: Current literature on reference values, factors affecting PSA, indications for referral, non-invasive investigations and the role of MRI were reviewed. Medline and EMBASE were searched using MeSH terms...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
Csaba Juhász, Edit Bosnyák
Molecular imaging is playing an increasing role in the pretreatment evaluation of low-grade gliomas. While glucose positron emission tomography (PET) can be helpful to differentiate low-grade from high-grade tumors, PET imaging with amino acid radiotracers has several advantages, such as better differentiation between tumors and non-tumorous lesions, optimized biopsy targeting, and improved detection of tumor recurrence. This review provides a brief overview of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies followed by a more detailed review of the clinical applications of glucose and amino acid PET imaging in low-grade hemispheric gliomas...
October 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
R Y Zhao, J Zhang, L Zhu, J C Shao, Q Zhang, H H Teng, G Qin, L X Zhao, M Ye, J K Zhao, W J Ding
Objective: To study the expression of ALK protein in pulmonary adenocarcinoma as detected by Ventana immunohistochemistry, with correlation of clinicopathologic features. Methods: Immunohistochemical study for ALK protein using Ventana ALK (D5F3) kit was carried in 7 371 pulmonary adenocarcinoma samples. The clinicopathologic features were subsequently analyzed. Results: ALK fusion protein was detected in 446 of the 7 371 lung adenocarcinoma samples studied (6.05%). The ALK positivity rate in small biopsy samples was higher than that in surgical specimens [9...
September 8, 2016: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
Nima Nassiri, Daniel J Margolis, Shyam Natarajan, Devi S Sharma, Jiaoti Huang, Frederick J Dorey, Leonard S Marks
PURPOSE: To determine rate of upgrading to Gleason score (GS) ≥ 4+3, using targeted biopsy for diagnosis and monitoring, in men undergoing active surveillance (AS) of prostate cancer (CaP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjects were all 259 men (196 with GS 3+3 and 63 with GS 3+4) who were diagnosed by MRI/US fusion-guided biopsy (2009-2015) and who underwent subsequent fusion biopsy for as long as 4 years of AS. Primary endpoint was discovery of GS ≥ 4+3 CaP. Follow-up biopsies included targeting of positive sites, which were tracked in an Artemis device...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Urology
M J Scheltema, K J Tay, A W Postema, D M de Bruin, J Feller, J J Futterer, A K George, R T Gupta, F Kahmann, C Kastner, M P Laguna, S Natarajan, S Rais-Bahrami, A R Rastinehad, T M de Reijke, G Salomon, N Stone, R van Velthoven, R Villani, A Villers, J Walz, T J Polascik, J J M C H de la Rosette
PURPOSE: To codify the use of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) for the interrogation of prostate neoplasia (PCa) in clinical practice and focal therapy (FT). METHODS: An international collaborative consensus project was undertaken using the Delphi method among experts in the field of PCa. An online questionnaire was presented in three consecutive rounds and modified each round based on the comments provided by the experts. Subsequently, a face-to-face meeting was held to discuss and finalize the consensus results...
September 16, 2016: World Journal of Urology
Ariz Akhter, Muhammad Kashif Mughal, Ghaleb Elyamany, Gary Sinclair, Raja Zahratul Azma, Noraidah Masir, Salwati Shuib, Fariborz Rashid-Kolvear, Meer-Taher Shabani-Rad, Douglas Allan Stewart, Adnan Mansoor
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) classification system defines recurrent chromosomal translocations as the sole diagnostic and prognostic criteria for acute leukemia (AL). These fusion transcripts are pivotal in the pathogenesis of AL. Clinical laboratories universally employ conventional karyotype/FISH to detect these chromosomal translocations, which is complex, labour intensive and lacks multiplexing capacity. Hence, it is imperative to explore and evaluate some newer automated, cost-efficient multiplexed technologies to accommodate the expanding genetic landscape in AL...
2016: Diagnostic Pathology
Francesco Porpiglia, Stefano DE Luca, Roberto Passera, Matteo Manfredi, Fabrizio Mele, Enrico Bollito, Agostino DE Pascale, Marco Cossu, Roberta Aimar, Andrea Veltri
AIM: To investigate if targeted prostate biopsy (TBx) has superior performance to standard untargeted biopsy (SBx) in determining the optimal agreement between biopsy and surgical Gleason Score (GS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: An analysis of our institutional longitudinal database identified 683 consecutive patients who underwent either SBx (18-20 standardized transrectal ultrasound peripheral/transitional zone cores) or TBx alone (4-6 cores for each multiparametric magnetic resonance suspicious lesion, Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System [(PI-RADS)≥3] after a previous negative first SBx...
September 2016: Anticancer Research
Matthias Haas, Karsten Günzel, Kurt Miller, Bernd Hamm, Hannes Cash, Patrick Asbach
Prostate volume in multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) is of clinical importance. For 3-Tesla mpMRI without endorectal coil, there is no distinctive standard for volume calculation. We tested the accuracy of the ellipsoid formula with planimetric volume measurements as reference and investigated the correlation of gland volume and cancer detection rate on MRI/ultrasound (MRI/US) fusion-guided biopsy. One hundred forty-three patients with findings on 3-Tesla mpMRI suspicious of cancer and subsequent MRI/US fusion-guided targeted biopsy and additional systematic biopsy were analyzed...
September 15, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Seung-Hyun Jung, Min Sung Kim, Chan Kwon Jung, Hyun-Chun Park, So Youn Kim, Jieying Liu, Ja-Seong Bae, Sung Hak Lee, Tae-Min Kim, Sug Hyung Lee, Yeun-Jun Chung
Follicular thyroid adenoma (FTA) precedes follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) by definition with a favorable prognosis compared to FTC. However, the genetic mechanism of FTA to FTC progression remains unknown. For this, it is required to disclose FTA and FTC genomes in mutational and evolutionary perspectives. We performed whole-exome sequencing and copy number profiling of 14 FTAs and 13 FTCs, which exhibited previously-known gene mutations (NRAS, HRAS, BRAF, TSHR and EIF1AX) and copy number alterations (CNAs) (22q loss and 1q gain) in follicular tumors...
September 9, 2016: Oncotarget
Karsten Günzel, Matthias Haas, Andreas Maxeiner, Carsten Stephan, John Buckendahl, Patrick Asbach, Kurt Miller, Carsten Kempkensteffen, Hannes Cash
OBJECTIVE: Evaluating the predictive factors that enable identifying men in which a sole MRI/ultrasound (MRI/US) fusion-guided targeted biopsy (TB) detects the maximal prostate cancer (PCa) risk group. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 251 consecutive patients who received a sensor-based, real-time MRI/US TB in combination with a 10-core systematic biopsy (SB) between August 2013 and July 2015. Univariate and multivariate binary regression analyses were performed to evaluate the predictors for equal/superior detection of the PCa risk group by TB compared to SB...
September 13, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
T P Frye, A K George, A Kilchevsky, M Maruf, M M Siddiqui, M Kongnyuy, A Muthigi, H Han, H L Parnes, M Merino, P Choyke, B Turkbey, B Wood, P A Pinto
BACKGROUND: Active surveillance (AS) is an established option for men with low risk prostate cancer (CaP). Multiparametric-MRI (MP-MRI) with MRI-TRUS fusion-guided biopsy (FB) may better identify patients for AS, compared to systematic 12-core biopsy (SB), due to improved risk stratification. The performance of MP-MRI in following men on AS with visible lesions is unknown. We aim to evaluate MP-MRI and FB in monitoring men on AS. METHODS: Retrospective review of men from 2007-2015 with CaP on AS with MRI visible lesions monitored by MP-MRI and FB were included...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Urology
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