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A chest muscle injury was what originally sent Bill Jones to his doctor's office. What the doctor found in what was supposed to be a routine CT scan would alter the path of his career. "They said it was a stage-one tumor … and that I was the luckiest man in the man in the world," Jones said. Doctors removed a roughly 1-inch cancerous tumor from his kidney. Jones said he was lucky because the doctors had found the cancer early. In August, he will celebrate 10 years of being can cer-free. Now, Jones…
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CONCLUSIONS: Determination of the SUV value of the normal pelvis with 99m Tc-MDP SPECT/CT is feasible and highly reproducible. SUVs of the normal pelvis showed a relatively large variability. As a quantitative imaging biomarker, SUVs might require standardization with adequate reference data for the participant to minimize variability. PMID: 30103368 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis case highlights the importance of recognizing gastrointestinal complications following chemotherapy and the need to be aware of the possibility of bowel perforation. Prompt surgical review and intervention must be requested in patients with acute abdominal pain and persistent gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe hope that VI-RADS will standardize reporting, facilitate comparisons between patients, and in future years, will be tested and refined if necessary. While we do not advocate mpMRI for all patients with BC, this imaging may compliment pathology or reduce radiation-based imaging. Bladder mpMRI may be most useful in patients with non–muscle-invasive cancers, in expediting radical treatment or for determining response to bladder-sparing approaches.Patient summaryMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans for bladder cancer are becoming more common and may provide accurate information that helps improve patient ...
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018Source: European Urology, Volume 74, Issue 3Author(s): Marlène C.H. Hekman, Mark Rijpkema, Erik H. Aarntzen, Sasja F. Mulder, Johan F. Langenhuijsen, Egbert Oosterwijk, Otto C. Boerman, Wim J.G. Oyen, Peter F.A. MuldersAbstractBased on the high expression of carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) in 95% of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the anti-CAIX monoclonal antibody girentuximab can be used for the detection of ccRCC. This clinical study explores the value of 89Zr-labeled girentuximab positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging in diagnostic challenges regard...
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Authors: Ogusu S, Takahashi K, Hirakawa H, Tanaka M, Komiya K, Nakamura T, Egashira R, Kai K, Takeda Y, Kimura S, Sueoka-Aragane N Abstract A 76-year-old asymptomatic man was found to have a mass in the right lower lung field. Although the presence of a mucinous component in the majority of the tumor was shown by magnetic resonance imaging, the presence of cancer cells was suspected by contrast enhancement on computed tomography (CT) and based on the partial accumulation in the marginal regions of the tumor on fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET). A transbronchial lung biopsy was non-diagnostic...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Authors: Sasaki A, Egashira H, Sugimoto H, Seki K, Tsukiyama T, Ichita C, Tokoro S, Takizawa S, Kitagawa I, Teshima S, Kako M Abstract A 69-year-old male patient presented with multiple lung nodules revealed by chest-computed tomography (CT) during a preoperative examination for an appendiceal tumor. The nodule diameters ranged from 2-10 mm without either pleural thickening or effusions. A fluorine-18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scan showed a high FDG uptake in the appendiceal tumor, but almost normal standardized uptake values in the bilateral lung nodules. A CT-guide...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Acquired hemophilia A is a rare but potentially severe disease, which may be idiopathic or linked to a solid tumor. The severity of AHA depends on both the volume of hemorrhage and the presence of associated diseases. PMID: 30098880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
ConclusionsnmCRPC is a heterogeneous disease; while observation may be an option for some patients, enzalutamide and apalutamide may be appropriate to treat nmCRPC patients with PSA-DT ≤10 mo. The emergence of more accurate imaging modalities as well as circulating tumour biomarker assays will likely redefine the assessment of nmCRPC in the near future.Patient summaryHerein, we review key literature and clinical practice guidelines to summarise the optimal management of patients with prostate cancer and rising prostate-specific antigen despite castrate testosterone levels, but with no evidence of distant metastasis on t...
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
​BY ARJUN BHARAD​WAJ​ &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MD​A 41-year-old man who recently immigrated from Africa came to the ED with abdominal pain. The patient primarily spoke Tigrinya, and an interpreter was used in taking a history. The patient's abdominal pain had started four hours earlier, which he described as squeezing or cramping mid-epigastric and umbilical pain. The pain did not change or radiate.He had also had three episodes of nonbloody emesis. This was a new problem for him, and he hadn't encountered anyone sick or with similar symptoms. His last bowel movement was the previous night, and no changes in bowel or ...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeOur aim was to evaluate the benefit of early (1  h post-injection (p.i.)) and late (3 h p.i.) [68Ga]PSMA-HBED-CC positron emission tomography (PET)/x-ray computed tomography (CT) imaging for detection of biochemical recurrence (BCR) of prostate cancer (PCa).ProceduresSeventy patients with BCR of the PCa and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels of less than 2.0  μg/l were subjected to [68Ga]PSMA-HBED-CC PET (mean injected activity 180  MBq). While early imaging contained whole body scans, late imaging was confined to the pelvis and the lower abdomen. Uptake in suspicious lesions was a...
Source: Molecular Imaging and Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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