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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812135/pulmonary-mucormycosis-serial-morphologic-changes-on-computed-tomography-correlate-with-clinical-and-pathologic-findings
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Bo Da Nam, Tae Jung Kim, Kyung Soo Lee, Tae Sung Kim, Joungho Han, Myung Jin Chung
PURPOSE: To evaluate serial computed tomography (CT) findings of pulmonary mucormycosis correlated with peripheral blood absolute neutrophil count (ANC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between February 1997 and June 2016, 20 immunocompromised patients (10 males, 10 females; mean age, 48.9 years) were histopathologically diagnosed as pulmonary mucormycosis. On initial (n=20) and follow-up (n=15) CT scans, the patterns of lung abnormalities and their changing features on follow-up scans were evaluated, and the pattern changes were correlated with ANC changes...
August 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811947/solitary-skull-metastasis-as-the-first-presentation-of-a-metachronous-primary-lung-cancer-in-a-survivor-from-pancreatic-cancer
#2
Ali Altalhy, Yazid Maghrabi, Zuhoor Almansouri, Saleh S Baeesa
Skull metastasis from lung cancer is relatively common, yet the first presentation for this malignant disease is a rare occurrence. We herein report a case of a 54-year-old female, who had a good outcome following Whipple procedure for periampullary adenocarcinoma five years before her current presentation. During a routine follow-up, she was found to have a slowly progressive painless right parietal swelling. The systemic screening workup revealed no abdominal disease, but a solitary pulmonary nodule was identified...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811899/angiomyofibroblastoma-of-the-vulva-diagnosed-preoperatively-a-case-report
#3
Tadahiro Shoji, Ryosuke Takeshita, Rika Mukaida, Tamotsu Sato, Masami Taguchi, Shunichi Sasou
A 50-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 2) first noticed a small nodule in the right labium majus 2 years prior to the initial visit to the Hachinohe Red Cross Hospital (Hachinohe, Japan), which had gradually increased in size. On physical examination, a well-circumscribed, elastic, firm, goose egg-sized, subcutaneous mass protruding from the right labium majus was identified. On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the lesion was hypointense on T1-weighted images and was well-circumscribed, strongly enhanced and homogeneous on gadolinium-enhanced images, measuring 7...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811803/a-study-of-galactin-3-on-fine-needle-aspiration-as-a-diagnostic-marker-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-thyroid-neoplasm
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Alliya Muzafar, Mulazim Hussain Bukhari, Ihtesham Uddin Qureshi
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Thyroid nodules are very common in our setup and their diagnosis on fine needle aspiration is not easy and is a taxing affair. It is a challenge to differentiate between follicular adenoma and follicular carcinoma without histology. Our objective was to investigate the role of Galectin-3 in fine needle aspirates of thyroid nodules as a prospective diagnostic marker and consequently its ability to differentiate benign from malignant neoplasms. METHODS: The research was conducted at the department of Pathology, King Edward Medical University, in association with other teaching institutions of Lahore from June 2012 to July 2014...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811482/efficacy-and-safety-of-core-needle-biopsy-in-initially-detected-thyroid-nodules-via-propensity-score-analysis
#5
Chong Hyun Suh, Jung Hwan Baek, Young Jun Choi, Tae Yong Kim, Tae Yon Sung, Dong Eun Song, Jeong Hyun Lee
We compared the efficacy and complications of core-needle biopsy (CNB) with those of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in a large population of patients with initially detected thyroid nodules via a propensity score analysis. Outpatients with initially detected thyroid nodules, who had undergone CNB or FNA between January 2013 and December 2013, were selected. This study included 4,822 thyroid nodules from 4,553 consecutive patients. Adjustments for significant differences in patients' baseline characteristics were facilitated via propensity score analysis...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810997/cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-a-saudi-arabian-soldier-stationed-in-the-united-states
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Kelly Laurent, Jason Susong, Eric Fillman, Simon Ritchie
BACKGROUND: Leishmaniasis is a common parasitic disease seen in many parts of the world, especially in areas where current U.S. and international forces are deployed. Approximately 350 million people are thought to be at risk of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) with an annual incidence of 1.5 million cases. Over 90% of cutaneous infections with Leishmania occur in the Middle East, Brazil, and Peru. Outbreaks of CL may occur in military personnel deployed to endemic areas. Since the incubation period for symptomatic CL ranges from weeks to months, symptoms may not appear until well after returning to the United States...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810315/-adult-peripheral-primary-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
M H Hu, F Long, S J Jiang
Objective: To analyze the clinical features, diagnosis and differential diagnosis of peripheral primary neuroectodermal tumor(pPNET). Methods: The clinical data and diagnosis of a patient with rapid progressive pPNET in Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University in January 2016 was reported and the related literatures were reviewed.The literature reviews were carried out respectively in CNKI, Wanfang and PubMed by July 2016 with "primitive neurotodermal tumour" and "PNET" being the search term from March 1994 to July 2016, including 13 articles...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810311/-retrospective-analysis-of-13-cases-of-nocardiosis
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H Q Yang, H Z Shi, Z H Tong
Objective: To evaluate the clinical features, chest radiological manifestations, microbiological examination and treatments of nocardial disease. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted to analyze the data of patients with nocardial infection admitted to Beijing Chaoyang Hospital from January 2010 to January 2016. Results: The 13 patients, 6 males and 7 females, aged (51±17) years. Twelve cases were diagnosed with pulmonary nocardiosis, and 1 with disseminated nocardial infection. Most of these patients had complications: autoimmune diseases in 3 (2 with autoimmune hemolytic anemia and 1 with systemic lupus erythematosus), and bronchiectasis in 6 patients...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810098/a-rare-case-of-pulmonary-lymphomatoid-granulomatosis
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Ukamaka Nwakife Nwadibia, Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Eric A Larson, Galal Ahmed
In this report, we discuss an unusual case of pulmonary lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG), a rare form of angiocentric and angiodestructive lymphoproliferative disorder. This disease is thought to be caused by Epstein-Barr virus-induced lymphoproliferation. A 39-year-old male with no signi ficant past medical history presented with flu-like symptoms. Upon further evaluation, laboratory studies noted pancytopenia, and a chest X-ray showed bilateral nodular densities. A computerized tomography (CT) scan demonstrated bilateral pulmonary nodules and splenomegaly...
January 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808757/ct-guided-percutaneous-trans-scapular-lung-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesion-nodules-of-the-superior-lobes-using-large-needles
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Alberto Rebonato, Daniele Maiettini, Marco Andolfi, Matthias J Fischer, Jacopo Vannucci, Giulio Metro, Antonio Basile, Michele Rossi, Michele Duranti
PURPOSE: CT-guided percutaneous transthoracic lung needle biopsy (PLB) is an effective procedure for obtaining cyto-histological diagnoses of peripheral lesions. However, upper postero-lateral lung nodules (UPLN) may be difficult to reach using a standard intercostal either anterior or lateral approach or when the nodule is just behind a rib or scapula. We evaluated the feasibility and effectiveness of trans-scapular approach (tPLB) in these patients using large-core needles. METHODS: We retrospectively collected the data of 11 consecutive patients (mean age 74...
August 14, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808511/large-endocardial-rheumatoid-nodules-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Allen Vantrease, Christopher Trabue, James Atkinson, Paul McNabb
Rheumatoid nodules occur frequently in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and are the most common cutaneous manifestation of the disease. Although uncommon, rheumatoid nodules may also occur on cardiac valves, where they may be large and clinically significant. They may embolize and cause stroke. They may cause regurgitant murmurs, or they may result in valvular destruction. Echocardiographically, they may mimic an atrial myxoma or appear as a vegetation. We present a patient with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis who developed an acute embolic stroke; he had peripheral stigmata of infective endocarditis on physical examination and echocardiography revealed a mitral valve vegetation...
July 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808488/predictive-factors-for-a-successful-diagnostic-bronchoscopy-of-ground-glass-nodules
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Toshiyuki Nakai, Yuji Matsumoto, Fumi Suzuk, Takaaki Tsuchida, Takehiro Izumo
INTRODUCTION: Since the National Lung Screening Trial demonstrated the utility of low-dose computed tomography screening for lung cancer, the detection rate of ground-glass nodules (GGNs) has increased. Endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath (EBUS-GS) is widely performed to diagnose peripheral pulmonary lesions, but there are not enough reports on the predictive ability of EBUS-GS in diagnosing GGNs. The aim of this study is to investigate the predictive factors for a successful diagnostic bronchoscopy for GGNs...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808487/gaining-access-to-the-periphery-of-the-lung-bronchoscopic-and-transthoracic-approaches
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REVIEW
Abdelfattah Ahmed Touman, Vlasios V Vitsas, Nickolaos G Koulouris, Grigoris K Stratakos
Globally, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related death. Annual low-dose computed tomography has been recommended as a screening test for early detection of lung cancers. Implementing this screening strategy is expected to challenge pulmonologist to confirm the nature of the increasing number of detected pulmonary nodules. Clinicians are obliged to use the less invasive and most efficient and safe means to set diagnoses. Hence, the field of diagnostic modalities, especially the advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy is witnessing rapid evolution to fulfill these unmet needs...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808306/phf20-positively-regulates-osteoblast-differentiation-via-increasing-the-expression-and-activation-of-runx2-with-enrichment-of-h3k4me3
#14
Jin-Woo Yang, Byung-Chul Jeong, Jongsun Park, Jeong-Tae Koh
Plant homeodomain finger protein 20 (PHF20), a methyl lysine effector protein, is a component MOF-NSL lysine acetyltranferase complex. Global deletion of PHF20 has shown spinal bone defects and reduced skeletal formation. However, the molecular basis of PHF20 involved in skeletal development has not been elucidated yet. The objective of this study was to determine the role of PHF20 in osteoblast differentiation and mineralization. Expression of PHF20 was gradually increased during osteoblast differentiation...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808285/differentiating-peripheral-cholangiocarcinoma-in-stages-t1n0m0-and-t2n0m0-from-hepatic-hypovascular-nodules-using-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri
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Shihong Li, Haizhen Qian, Yu Peng, Huihui Jia, Guangwu Lin
Because cholangiocarcinoma shows no specific clinical signs or symptoms and presents with non-specific biological and tumor markers in the early stages, MRI findings often lack typical features before this lesion becomes symptomatic and might be mistaken for other liver lesions. An evaluation of relevant radiological findings in nodular cholangiocarcinoma (≤3 cm) in stages T1N0M0 and T2N0M0 is urgently needed. In our study, we compared two groups of liver hypovascular nodules and found that a distinct margin and enhanced area/nodule size >2/3 in the delayed phase were more frequently observed in cholangiocarcinoma cases than in metastatic nodule cases in which markedly high signal intensity on T2WI was common (p < 0...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808284/molecular-rationale-behind-the-differential-substrate-specificity-of-bacterial-rnd-multi-drug-transporters
#16
Venkata Krishnan Ramaswamy, Attilio V Vargiu, Giuliano Malloci, Jürg Dreier, Paolo Ruggerone
Resistance-Nodulation-cell Division (RND) transporters AcrB and AcrD of Escherichia coli expel a wide range of substrates out of the cell in conjunction with AcrA and TolC, contributing to the onset of bacterial multidrug resistance. Despite sharing an overall sequence identity of ~66% (similarity ~80%), these RND transporters feature distinct substrate specificity patterns whose underlying basis remains elusive. We performed exhaustive comparative analyses of the putative substrate binding pockets considering crystal structures, homology models and conformations extracted from multi-copy μs-long molecular dynamics simulations of both AcrB and AcrD...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806947/conessine-as-a-novel-inhibitor-of-multidrug-efflux-pump-systems-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#17
Thanyaluck Siriyong, Potjanee Srimanote, Sasitorn Chusri, Boon-Ek Yingyongnarongkul, Channarong Suaisom, Varomyalin Tipmanee, Supayang Piyawan Voravuthikunchai
BACKGROUND: Holarrhena antidysenterica has been employed as an ethnobotanical plant for the treatment of dysentery, diarrhoea, fever, and bacterial infections. Biological activities of the principle compound, conessine including anti-diarrhoea and anti-plasmodial effects were documented. Our previous study reported potency of Holarrhena antidysenterica extract and conessine as resistance modifying agents against extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. This study aimed to investigate (i) whether conessine, a steroidal alkaloid compound, could act as a resistance modifying agent against multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and (ii) whether MexAB-OprM efflux pump involved in the mechanism...
August 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806513/intraperitoneal-delivery-of-cisplatin-via-a-hyaluronan-based-nanogel-in-situ-crosslinkable-hydrogel-hybrid-system-for-peritoneal-dissemination-of-gastric-cancer
#18
Seiichi Ohta, Shota Hiramoto, Yuki Amano, Shigenobu Emoto, Hironori Yamaguchi, Hironori Ishigami, Joji Kitayama, Taichi Ito
Intraperitoneal administration of chemotherapeutics is expected for the treatment of peritoneally disseminated gastric cancer, because of poor migration of the drugs from the systemic circulation to the peritoneal cavity. In this study, for intraperitoneal delivery of cisplatin (CDDP), we developed a hyaluronan (HA)-based hybrid system in which CDDP-loaded HA nanogels were either physically encapsulated in or chemically conjugated to injectable HA hydrogels. Physical encapsulation enabled sustained release of HA nanogels from the HA hydrogel matrix for over a week...
August 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806263/18f-dcfbc-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-targeted-pet-ct-imaging-in-localized-prostate-cancer-correlation-with-multiparametric-mri-and-histopathology
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Baris Turkbey, Esther Mena, Liza Lindenberg, Stephen Adler, Sandra Bednarova, Rose Berman, Anita T Ton, Yolanda McKinney, Philip Eclarinal, Craig Hill, George Afari, Sibaprasad Bhattacharyya, Ronnie C Mease, Maria J Merino, Paula M Jacobs, Bradford J Wood, Peter A Pinto, Martin G Pomper, Peter L Choyke
PURPOSE: To assess the ability of (N-[N-[(S)-1,3-dicarboxypropyl]carbamoyl]-4-F-fluorobenzyl-L-cysteine) (F-DCFBC), a prostate-specific membrane antigen-targeted PET agent, to detect localized prostate cancer lesions in correlation with multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) and histopathology. METHODS: This Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996-compliant, prospective, institutional review board-approved study included 13 evaluable patients with localized prostate cancer (median age, 62...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806247/glomus-tumor-of-the-neck-detected-with-99mtc-edda-hynic-toc
#20
Neva Girotto, Tatjana Bogović-Crnčić, Svjetlana Grbac-Ivanković, Petra Valković-Zujić
A 54-year-old woman was referred to thyroid evaluation because of a lump on the left side of the neck. Ultrasound exam did not show any thyroid abnormality, but highly perfused nodule at the left common carotid artery bifurcation was found. Because of the specific location, somatostatin receptor scintigraphy with Tc EDDA HYNIC-TOC was performed, starting with perfusion images and followed with SPECT/CT imaging at 2 and 4 hours. Well-perfused nodule with intensive accumulation and no other visible pathology in the body raised suspicion of a glomus tumor, consistent with MR exam performed later...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
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