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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339918/can-clinically-relevant-dose-errors-in-patient-anatomy-be-detected-by-gamma-passing-rate-or-modulation-complexity-score-in-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-for-intracranial-tumors
#1
Shingo Ohira, Yoshihiro Ueda, Masaru Isono, Akira Masaoka, Misaki Hashimoto, Masayoshi Miyazaki, Masaaki Takashina, Masahiko Koizumi, Teruki Teshima
We investigated whether methods conventionally used to evaluate patient-specific QA in volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for intracranial tumors detect clinically relevant dosimetric errors. VMAT plans with coplanar arcs were designed for 37 intracranial tumors. Dosimetric accuracy was validated by using a 3D array detector. Dose deviations between the measured and planned doses were evaluated by gamma analysis. In addition, modulation complexity score for VMAT (MCSv) for each plan was calculated. Three-dimensional dose distributions in patient anatomy were reconstructed using 3DVH software, and clinical deviations in dosimetric parameters between the 3DVH doses and planned doses were calculated...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339577/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-for-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis
#2
Akinori Sairaku, Yukihiko Yoshida, Yukiko Nakano, Haruo Hirayama, Mayuho Maeda, Haruki Hashimoto, Yasuki Kihara
Aims: Sarcoidosis with cardiac involvement is a rare pathological condition, and therefore cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for patients with cardiac sarcoidosis is even further rare. We aimed to clarify the clinical features of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis who received CRT. Methods and results: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data on CRT at three cardiovascular centres to detect cardiac sarcoidosis patients. We identified 18 (8.9%) patients with cardiac sarcoidosis who met the inclusion criteria out of 202 with systolic heart failure who received CRT based on the guidelines...
January 25, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338476/frank-kasper-sigma-phase-in-polybutadiene-poly-epsilon-caprolactone-diblock-copolymer-polybutadiene-blends
#3
Hideaki Takagi, Ryo Hashimoto, Noriyuki Igarashi, Shunji Kishimoto, Katsuhiro Yamamoto
Microphase-separated structures in a polybutadiene-poly(ε-caprolactone) diblock copolymer (PB-PCL)/polybutadiene homopolymer (PB) blend were investigated by small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). Non-equilibrium spherical micelles were observed at temperatures ranging between 60 and 100 °C. An SAXS profile with >60 scattering peaks was recorded at 140 °C. All the peak positions were in good agreement with theoretical Frank-Kasper  phase peak positions. Thus, these results indicate the formation of a Frank-Kasper  phase in the PB-PCL/PB blend at 140 °C...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337725/comparison-of-diagnostic-performance-of-four-software-packages-for-phase-dyssynchrony-analysis-in-gated-myocardial-perfusion-spect
#4
Koichi Okuda, Kenichi Nakajima, Shinro Matsuo, Soichiro Kashiwaya, Hiroto Yoneyama, Takayuki Shibutani, Masahisa Onoguchi, Mitsumasa Hashimoto, Seigo Kinuya
BACKGROUND: Phase analysis of gated myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for assessment of left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony was investigated using the following dedicated software packages: Corridor4DM (4DM), cardioREPO (cREPO), Emory Cardiac Toolbox (ECTb), and quantitative gated SPECT (QGS). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the normal values of 95% histogram bandwidth, phase standard deviation (SD), and entropy and to compare the diagnostic performance of the four software packages...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337674/painful-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-myth-or-reality
#5
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M Rotondi, V Capelli, P Locantore, A Pontecorvi, L Chiovato
Neck pain is a common complain, being in most cases due to non-thyroidal causes. However, a minority of patients suffer from painful thyroid diseases. Among them, sub-acute thyroiditis (SAT) is the most frequent one. Rare thyroid-related causes of neck pain include hemorrhage within a thyroid nodule as well as Riedel's thyroiditis and suppurative thyroiditis. In the last 30 years, a few cases of a painful variant of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) have been described. Biochemical, ultrasound, and histologic features were clearly suggestive for HT in all of the published cases and definitely ruled out the diagnosis of SAT...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337396/development-of-a-miniature-mass-spectrometer-and-an-automated-detector-for-sampling-explosive-materials
#6
Yuichiro Hashimoto
The development of a robust ionization source using the counter-flow APCI, miniature mass spectrometer, and an automated sampling system for detecting explosives are described. These development efforts using mass spectrometry were made in order to improve the efficiencies of on-site detection in areas such as security, environmental, and industrial applications. A development team, including the author, has struggled for nearly 20 years to enhance the robustness and reduce the size of mass spectrometers to meet the requirements needed for on-site applications...
2017: Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337357/solitary-fibrous-tumor-of-the-prostate-which-was-initially-misdiagnosed-as-prostate-cancer
#7
Soma Osamu, Hiromi Murasawa, Atsushi Imai, Shingo Hatakeyama, Takahiro Yoneyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuya Koie, Chikara Ohyama
Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of the prostate is a very rare tumor. We report a case of 65-year-old man with SFT of the prostate which was initially misdiagnosed as prostate cancer. Finally, we performed total prostatectomy and the tumor was histologically diagnosed as SFT of the prostate. The patient's clinical course has progressed favorably with no obvious recurrence 18 months postoperatively.
2017: Case Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335437/effect-of-clozapine-on-dna-methylation-in-peripheral-leukocytes-from-patients-with-treatment-resistant-schizophrenia
#8
Makoto Kinoshita, Shusuke Numata, Atsushi Tajima, Hidenaga Yamamori, Yuka Yasuda, Michiko Fujimoto, Shinya Watanabe, Hidehiro Umehara, Shinji Shimodera, Takanobu Nakazawa, Masataka Kikuchi, Akihiro Nakaya, Hitoshi Hashimoto, Issei Imoto, Ryota Hashimoto, Tetsuro Ohmori
Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic, that is established as the treatment of choice for treatment-resistant schizophrenia (SCZ). To date, no study investigating comprehensive DNA methylation changes in SCZ patients treated with chronic clozapine has been reported. The purpose of the present study is to reveal the effects of clozapine on DNA methylation in treatment-resistant SCZ. We conducted a genome-wide DNA methylation profiling in peripheral leukocytes (485,764 CpG dinucleotides) from treatment-resistant SCZ patients treated with clozapine (n = 21) in a longitudinal study...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335291/multispectral-emissions-of-lanthanide-doped-gadolinium-oxide-nanophosphors-for-cathodoluminescence-and-near-infrared-upconversion-downconversion-imaging
#9
Doan Thi Kim Dung, Shoichiro Fukushima, Taichi Furukawa, Hirohiko Niioka, Takumi Sannomiya, Kaori Kobayashi, Hiroshi Yukawa, Yoshinobu Baba, Mamoru Hashimoto, Jun Miyake
Comprehensive imaging of a biological individual can be achieved by utilizing the variation in spatial resolution, the scale of cathodoluminescence (CL), and near-infrared (NIR), as favored by imaging probe Gd₂O₃ co-doped lanthanide nanophosphors (NPPs). A series of Gd₂O₃:Ln(3+)/Yb(3+) (Ln(3+): Tm(3+), Ho(3+), Er(3+)) NPPs with multispectral emission are prepared by the sol-gel method. The NPPs show a wide range of emissions spanning from the visible to the NIR region under 980 nm excitation. The dependence of the upconverting (UC)/downconverting (DC) emission intensity on the dopant ratio is investigated...
September 6, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334759/highly-efficient-biallelic-genome-editing-of-human-es-ips-cells-using-a-crispr-cas9-or-talen-system
#10
Kazuo Takayama, Keisuke Igai, Yasuko Hagihara, Rina Hashimoto, Morifumi Hanawa, Tetsushi Sakuma, Masashi Tachibana, Fuminori Sakurai, Takashi Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Mizuguchi
Genome editing research of human ES/iPS cells has been accelerated by clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/CRISPR-associated 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) and transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALEN) technologies. However, the efficiency of biallelic genetic engineering in transcriptionally inactive genes is still low, unlike that in transcriptionally active genes. To enhance the biallelic homologous recombination efficiency in human ES/iPS cells, we performed screenings of accessorial genes and compounds...
February 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332512/a-lack-of-day-by-day-variability-in-blood-pressure-in-a-cushing-s-disease-patient
#11
K Eguchi, H Kurita, E Matsumoto, M Hashimoto, K Kario
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332247/different-pharmacological-responses-in-late-life-depression-with-subsequent-dementia-a-case-supporting-the-reserve-threshold-theory
#12
Tatsuo Akechi, Megumi Suzuki, Nobuhiko Hashimoto, Takahiro Yamada, Atsuro Yamada, Shutaro Nakaaki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332237/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-inhibits-differentiation-of-myogenic-cells-in-human-urethral-rhabdosphincter
#13
Mayuka Shinohara, Yasuhiro Sumino, Fuminori Sato, Tohru Kiyono, Naohiro Hashimoto, Hiromitsu Mimata
OBJECTIVES: To examine the inhibitory effects of tumor necrosis factor-α on myogenic differentiation of human urethral rhabdosphincter cells. METHODS: A rhabdosphincter sample was obtained from a patient who underwent total cystectomy. To expand the lifespan of the primary cultured cells, rhabdosphincter myogenic cells were immortalized with mutated cyclin-dependent kinase 4, cyclin D1 and telomerase. The differential potential of the cells was investigated. The transfected human rhabdosphincter cells were induced for myogenic differentiation with recombinant human tumor necrosis factor-α and/or the tumor necrosis factor-α antagonist etanercept at different concentrations, and activation of signaling pathways was monitored...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330394/changes-in-cardiovascular-risk-factors-after-the-great-east-japan-earthquake
#14
Tetsuya Ohira, Hironori Nakano, Masato Nagai, Yui Yumiya, Wen Zhang, Mayu Uemura, Akira Sakai, Shigeatsu Hashimoto
The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011, and was followed by a nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The government ordered a mandatory evacuation from the high radioactive concentration area in Fukushima. This evacuation may have forced many evacuees to change specific aspects of their lifestyles such as diet and physical activity, which in turn may lead to future incidence of lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). To address this concern, the association between the evacuation and changes in CVD risk factors before and after the disaster was examined in the Fukushima Health Management Survey...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329738/transarterial-chemo-embolization-for-liver-metastases-in-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumors
#15
Hiroyuki Okuyama, Masafumi Ikeda, Hideaki Takahashi, Izumi Ohno, Yusuke Hashimoto, Shuichi Mitsunaga, Yasunari Sakamoto, Shunsuke Kondo, Chigusa Morizane, Hideki Ueno, Tatsushi Kobayashi, Yasuaki Arai, Takuji Okusaka
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of transarterial (chemo)embolization [TA(C)E] for the control of liver metastasis in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). METHODS: In this retrospective study, we enrolled 43 patients with metastatic NETs who had been treated with TA(C)E between December 1999 and June 2013 at the National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo or the National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa. We assessed tumor response, time to treatment failure (TTF), overall survival (OS), and frequency of adverse events in these patients, and attempted to identify predictors of TTF...
March 23, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328127/partial-tetrasomy-11q-resulting-from-an-intrachromosomal-triplication-of-a-22-mb-region-of-chromosome-11
#16
Mariana Kekis, Carol Deeg, Sayaka Hashimoto, Aimee McKinney, Linda Erdman, Cecelia Green-Geer, Christine Shuss, Scott Hickey, Caroline Astbury, Robert E Pyatt
Intrachromosomal triplications are complex chromosomal rearrangements which arise during meiosis or mitosis and lead to a tetrasomic dose of the affected genomic regions. We describe a female patient harboring an intrachromosomal triplication who presented to the Genetics clinic with dysmorphic features, including telecanthus, flat facial profile, and prognathism, short stature, widely spaced nipples, multiple allergy complaints, loose bowel movements, and mild speech delay. Microarray analysis showed a copy number gain of a 22...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327620/correlation-between-ultrasound-elastography-and-histologic-characteristics-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#17
Li Yi, Wu Qiong, Wang Yan, Fan Youben, Hu Bing
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between elastography and histologic characteristics including fibrosis and calcification. We also wanted to investigate whether other clinicopathologic indexes influence the strain ratio (SR) of papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs). We retrospectively reviewed 126 papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs) from 103 patients who underwent ultrasonography and elastography before surgery. The histologic characteristics and clinicopathologic indexes were compared with the SR of ultrasound elastography (UE)...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327181/soluble-oligomeric-amyloid-%C3%AE-induces-calcium-dyshomeostasis-that-precedes-synapse-loss-in-the-living-mouse-brain
#18
Michal Arbel-Ornath, Eloise Hudry, Josiah R Boivin, Tadafumi Hashimoto, Shuko Takeda, Kishore V Kuchibhotla, Steven Hou, Carli R Lattarulo, Arianna M Belcher, Naomi Shakerdge, Pariss B Trujillo, Alona Muzikansky, Rebecca A Betensky, Bradley T Hyman, Brian J Bacskai
BACKGROUND: Amyloid-β oligomers (oAβ) are thought to mediate neurotoxicity in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and previous studies in AD transgenic mice suggest that calcium dysregulation may contribute to these pathological effects. Even though AD mouse models remain a valuable resource to investigate amyloid neurotoxicity, the concomitant presence of soluble Aβ species, fibrillar Aβ, and fragments of amyloid precursor protein (APP) complicate the interpretation of the phenotypes. METHOD: To explore the specific contribution of soluble oligomeric Aβ (oAβ) to calcium dyshomeostasis and synaptic morphological changes, we acutely exposed the healthy mouse brain, at 3 to 6 months of age, to naturally occurring soluble oligomers and investigated their effect on calcium levels using in vivo multiphoton imaging...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323998/genes-outside-the-major-histocompatibility-complex-mhc-locus-are-linked-to-the-development-of-thyroid-autoantibodies-and-thyroiditis-in-nod-h2h4-mice
#19
Sandra M McLachlan, Sylvie Lesage, Roxanne Collin, Bianca Banuelos, Holly A Aliesky, Basil Rapoport
Thyroiditis and autoantibodies to thyroglobulin (TgAb) and thyroid peroxidase (TPOAb) develop spontaneously in NOD.H2h4 mice, a phenotype enhanced by dietary iodine. NOD.H2h4 mice were derived by introducing the Major Histocompatibility Class (MHC) molecule I-Ak from B10.A(4R) mice to non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice. Apart from I-Ak, the genes responsible for the NOD.H2h4 phenotype are unknown. Extending serendipitous observations from crossing BALB/c to NOD.H2h4 mice, thyroid autoimmunity was investigated in both genders of the F1, F2 and the second generation backcross of F1 to NOD...
January 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323932/active-surveillance-for-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-a-single-center-s-experience-in-korea
#20
Hyemi Kwon, Hye-Seon Oh, Mijin Kim, Suyeon Park, Min Ji Jeon, Won Gu Kim, Won Bae Kim, Young Kee Shong, Dong Eun Song, Jung Hwan Baek, Ki-Wook Chung, Tae Yong Kim
Context: Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) usually has an excellent prognosis. Objective: To evaluate the 3-dimensional structures of PTMCs using serial neck ultrasonography (US) in patients under active surveillance. Design and Setting: A retrospective cohort study. Participants: In total, 192 patients diagnosed with PTMC under active surveillance for more than 1 year were included in a median 30-month follow-up...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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