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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145492/3d-multi-view-convolutional-neural-networks-for-lung-nodule-classification
#1
Guixia Kang, Kui Liu, Beibei Hou, Ningbo Zhang
The 3D convolutional neural network (CNN) is able to make full use of the spatial 3D context information of lung nodules, and the multi-view strategy has been shown to be useful for improving the performance of 2D CNN in classifying lung nodules. In this paper, we explore the classification of lung nodules using the 3D multi-view convolutional neural networks (MV-CNN) with both chain architecture and directed acyclic graph architecture, including 3D Inception and 3D Inception-ResNet. All networks employ the multi-view-one-network strategy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145466/serum-tsh-levels-as-a-predictor-of-malignancy-in-thyroid-nodules-a-prospective-study
#2
Lenara Golbert, Ana Patrícia de Cristo, Carlo Sasso Faccin, Mauricio Farenzena, Heloísa Folgierini, Marcia Silveira Graudenz, Ana Luiza Maia
BACKGROUND: The role of serum TSH concentrations as a predictor of malignancy of thyroid nodule remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the usefulness of serum TSH levels as a predictor of malignancy in thyroid nodules. METHODS: Patients with thyroid nodule(s) who underwent fine-needle aspiration biopsy under ultrasonographic guidance in a tertiary, university-based hospital were consecutively evaluated. Patients with known thyroid cancer and/or patients receiving thyroid medication were excluded...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145406/the-axis-il-10-claudin-10-is-implicated-in-the-modulation-of-aggressiveness-of-melanoma-cells-by-b-1-lymphocytes
#3
Elizabeth Cristina Perez, Patricia Xander, Maria Fernanda Lucatelli Laurindo, Ronni Rômulo Novaes E Brito, Bruno Camolese Vivanco, Renato Arruda Mortara, Mario Mariano, José Daniel Lopes, Alexandre Castro Keller
B-1 lymphocytes are known to increase the metastatic potential of B16F10 melanoma cells via the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathway. Since IL-10 is associated with B-1 cells performance, we hypothesized that IL-10 could be implicated in the progression of melanoma. In the present work, we found that the C57BL/6 mice, inoculated with B16F10 cells that were co-cultivated with B-1 lymphocytes from IL-10 knockout mice, developed fewer metastatic nodules than the ones which were injected with the melanoma cells that were cultivated in the presence of wild-type B-1 cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145307/computed-tomography-guided-percutaneous-cutting-needle-biopsy-for-small-%C3%A2-20%C3%A2-mm-lung-nodules
#4
Guang-Chao Li, Yu-Fei Fu, Wei Cao, Yi-Bing Shi, Tao Wang
The goal of this study is to determine the feasibility, diagnostic accuracy, and risk factor of complications of computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous cutting needle biopsy (PCNB) for small lung nodules.From January 2014 to May 2015, 141 patients with small lung nodule were performed with CT-guided PCNB procedure. Data on technical success, diagnostic accuracy, and complication were collected and analyzed.Technical success of CT-guided PCNB for small lung nodules was 100%. A total of 141 nodules were punctured...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145304/partially-cystic-thyroid-nodules-in-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-prevalence-of-thyroid-carcinoma-and-ultrasound-features
#5
Wenbo Li, Qingli Zhu, Yuxin Jiang, Qing Zhang, Zhilan Meng, Jian Sun, Jianchu Li, Qing Dai
Partially cystic thyroid nodules (PCTNs) are common on ultrasound (US). However, there are insufficient data on the prevalence of thyroid carcinoma among such nodules. The purpose of this study was thus to evaluate the prevalence and differentiation of partially cystic thyroid cancers in US-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA).A total of 1342 consecutive patients with 1360 thyroid nodules underwent prospective US diagnosis and FNA biopsy. In total, 281 nodules (20.7%) were partially cystic lesions. The nodules were prospectively analyzed based on US features (ie, solid portion positions, shapes, margins, and microcalcifications) and US diagnosis (benign, suspicious, or malignant)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145264/influences-of-cardiac-motion-on-computed-tomography-guided-biopsy-of-lung-nodules-located-near-the-heart
#6
Li-Sheng Hsu, Chien-Wei Chen, Chia-Hao Chang, Chien-Han Liao, Sheng-Lung Hsu, Wei-Ming Lin
Computed tomography (CT)-guided lung biopsy of nodules located near the heart may be associated with potential complications. To understand the influences of cardiac motion on lung parenchyma during biopsy, we processed the cardiac phase images of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) and noticed shifts in mediastinum lung margin (MLM) at different zones.Thirty eight CCTA (27 men and 11 women) were retrospectively evaluated. Image processing was done with Fiji (an open source Java image processing program by Fiji contributors) using 10% to 90% phase images of CCTA; and tissue displacement (MLM shift) was shown on the resulting images...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144988/di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-enhances-melanoma-tumor-growth-via-differential-effect-on-m1-and-m2-polarized-macrophages-in-mouse-model
#7
Jae-Wook Lee, Sojin Park, Hae-Kyoung Han, Myung Chan Gye, Eun-Yi Moon
Phthalates are widely used as plasticizers that influence sexual and reproductive development. Here, we investigated whether di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) affects macrophage polarization that are associated with tumor initiation and progression. No changes were observed in LPS- or ConA-stimulated in vitro spleen B or T cell proliferation for 48 h, respectively. In contrast, macrophage functions were inhibited in response to DEHP for 12 h as judged by LPS-induced H2O2 and NO production and zymosan A-mediated phagocytosis...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144041/persistent-pruritic-subcutaneous-nodules-and-hypopigmentation-in-a-young-boy
#8
Kevin M Beene, Daniel D Bennett, Margo J Reeder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143730/genetic-diversity-and-symbiotic-effectiveness-of-bradyrhizobium-strains-nodulating-selected-annual-grain-legumes-growing-in-ethiopia
#9
Tulu Degefu, Endalkachew Wolde-Meskel, Frank Rasche
Vigna unguiculata, Vigna radiata and Arachis hypogaea growing in Ethiopia are nodulated by a genetically diverse group of Bradyrhizobium strains. To determine the genetic identity and symbiotic effectiveness of these bacteria, a collection of 36 test strains originating from the root nodules of the three hosts was investigated using multilocus sequence analyses (MLSA) of core genes including 16S rRNA, recA, glnII, gyrB, atpD and dnaK. Sequence analysis of nodA and nifH genes along with tests for symbiotic effectiveness using δ(15)N analysis were also carried out...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143643/subcutaneous-dirofilariosis-dirofilaria-repens-an-infection-spreading-throughout-the-old-world
#10
REVIEW
Claudio Genchi, Laura Kramer
BACKGROUND: Two main Dirofilaria species infect dogs: D. immitis and D. repens. While D. immitis has a worldwide distribution, D. repens is currently found only in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Adult D. repens are located in subcutaneous tissues of natural hosts where they survive for long periods of time. First-stage larvae, microfilariae, circulate in the peripheral bloodstream, where they are taken up by the mosquito intermediate hosts. Infected mosquitoes then transmit infective third-stage (L3) larvae to new hosts through the blood meal...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143306/long-term-evaluation-of-painful-symptoms-and-fertility-after-surgery-for-large-rectovaginal-endometriosis-nodule-a-retrospective-study
#11
Nicolas Bourdel, Aurélie Comptour, Paméla Bouchet, Anne-Sophie Gremeau, Jean-Luc Pouly, Karem Slim, Bruno Pereira, Michel Canis
Optimal surgical treatment of rectovaginal endometriosis remains a controversial topic. The objective of this study was to evaluate long term postoperative outcomes after rectal shaving or colorectal resection for rectovaginal endometriosis MATERIAL AND METHODS: 195 patients underwent surgery (172 managed by shaving, 23 by colorectal resection) between January 2000 and June 2013 for rectovaginal endometriosis (>2cm) involving at least the serosa of the rectum. Primary outcome measures were pain and fertility...
November 15, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143191/evaluation-of-the-solitary-pulmonary-nodule-size-matters-but-do-not-ignore-the-power-of-morphology
#12
REVIEW
Annemie Snoeckx, Pieter Reyntiens, Damien Desbuquoit, Maarten J Spinhoven, Paul E Van Schil, Jan P van Meerbeeck, Paul M Parizel
Subsequent to the widespread use of multidetector computed tomography and growing interest in lung cancer screening, small pulmonary nodules are more frequently detected. The differential diagnosis for a solitary pulmonary nodule is extremely broad and includes both benign and malignant causes. Recognition of early lung cancers is vital, since stage at diagnosis is crucial for prognosis. Estimation of the probability of malignancy is a challenging task, but crucial for follow-up and further work-up. In addition to the clinical setting and metabolic assessment, morphological assessment on thin-section computed tomography is essential...
November 15, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143062/-intracranial-cystic-lesions
#13
REVIEW
F Ahlhelm, K Shariat, S Götschi, S Ulmer
CLINICAL PROBLEM: Intracerebral cysts are common findings in imaging of the neurocranium and are not always clinically significant. The pathological spectrum of intracerebral cysts is, however, very broad and in addition to incidental findings includes developmental disorders, malformation tumors, primary and secondary neoplasms and infectious etiologies, such as cerebral abscess formation, cysticercosis or residuals after congenital cytomegalovirus infections. Intracerebral cystic defects may be caused by inflammatory central nervous system (CNS) diseases, such as multiple sclerosis as well as by mitochondriopathies, leukodystrophy, electrolyte disturbances or osmotic demyelination syndrome or brain infarctions, e...
November 15, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142854/skin-metastasis-on-the-neck-an-unusual-presentation-of-recurrence-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#14
Selen Soylu, Akif Enes Arikan, Serkan Teksoz, Murat Ozcan, Yusuf Bukey
Skin metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is rare. Here, two cases of skin metastases of PTC are presented. Both of the patients were females, one is 83 and the other is 65 years old. The patients were admitted to the hospital with a movable skin lesion on anterior neck region. Free T3 and T4 levels were in normal levels and TSH levels were low in both patients. The 83-year-old patient underwent total thyroidectomy due to papillary thyroid cancer and received (131)I ablation therapy and then thyroid suppression therapy...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142853/silk-suture-reaction-in-thyroid-surgery
#15
Selen Soylu, Akif Enes Arikan, Serkan Teksoz, Murat Ozcan, Yusuf Bukey
Silk suture reaction (i.e., a benign granulomatous inflammatory foreign body reaction) is a rare complication of thyroid surgery. Here, two cases of post-thyroidectomy suture reaction are presented. Both of the patients were female, one is 48 and the other is 34 years old. The patients were presented with neck swelling and leakage of serous fluid from the Kocher's incision. Both patients had normal free T4, free T3, and TSH values. The 48-year-old female patient had a right subtotal and left near-total thyroidectomy 6 years ago and the other had bilateral total thyroidectomy 6 years ago...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142837/preoperative-management-in-patients-with-graves-disease
#16
REVIEW
Eliana Piantanida
Graves' disease is the most frequent cause of hyperthyroidism in iodine-sufficient geographical areas and is characterized by the presence in patients' serum of autoantibodies directed against the thyrotropin receptor (TRAb) that cause overproduction and release of thyroid hormones. Clinical presentation results from both hyperthyroidism and underlying autoimmunity. The diagnosis is based on characteristic clinical features and biochemical abnormalities. If serum thyrotropin (TSH) is low, serum free thyroxine (FT4) and free triiodothyronine (FT3) concentrations should be measured to distinguish between subclinical (with normal circulating thyroid hormones) and overt hyperthyroidism (with increased circulating thyroid hormones)...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142770/placental-teratoma-omphalomesenteric-duct-remnant-or-intestinal-organoid-enteroid-differentiation-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#17
Salwa Khedr, Tarek Jazaerly, Stefan Kostadinov
We report an unusual case of fully developed fetal intestinal segment(s) within a nodule on the chorionic plate of the placenta of a 27-year-old female patient at 37 weeks gestation with spontaneous vaginal delivery. Gross examination of the placenta revealed a chorionic plate nodule near the insertion of the umbilical cord, which, upon microscopic evaluation, raised the differential diagnostic possibilities of placental teratoma, vitelline/omphalomesenteric duct anomaly, and intestinal organoid differentiation...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142746/interaction-between-merkel-cell-carcinoma-and-the-immune-system-pathogenetic-and-therapeutic-implications
#18
Irene Zanetti, Ilaria Coati, Mauro Alaibac
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, aggressive primary cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma. It usually appears on the face and neck of elderly Caucasian people as a flesh-colored, erythematous or violaceous dome-shaped, non-tender nodule with a smooth surface. In immunocompromised patients with T-cell dysfunction, such as patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or solid organ transplant recipients, the incidence of this disease is markedly increased. This suggests a link between the development of MCC and the immune system...
November 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141562/a-review-of-electroporation-based-antitumor-skin-therapies-and-investigation-of-betulinic-acid-loaded-ointment
#19
Monika Bakonyi, Szilvia Berko, Gabor Eros, Gabor Varju, Cristina Dehelean, Maria Budai Szucs, Erzsebet Csanyi
BACKGROUND: Electrochemotherapy is a novel treatment for cutaneous and subcutaneous tumors utilizing the combination of electroporation and chemotherapeutic agents. Since tumors have an increasing incidence nowadays as a result of environmental and genetic factors, electrochemotherapy could be a promising treatment for cancer patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to summarize the novel knowledge about the use of electroporation for antitumor treatments and to present a new application of electrochemotherapy with a well-known plant derived antitumor drug betulinic acid...
November 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141453/relationship-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-nodular-thyroid-diseases
#20
Seher Kir, Yusuf Aydin, Hulya Coskun
Nodular thyroid diseases are common in Turkey. Insulin resistance (IR) is considered as the most important component of metabolic syndrome (MetS), and it is thought to directly affect thyroid diseases, together with other components of MetS. The aim of this study was to evaluate potential factors associated with thyroid nodularity. This study was part of the prospective MELEN study. In total, randomly selected 2233 subjects were evaluated. A euthyroid subgroup of participants (n = 1432) was selected and 421 of them had MetS...
November 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
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