Analysis of Survival for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Primarily Related to Renal Cancer Surgery
Abstract ObjectivesTo evaluate predictors of long‐term survival for patients with chronic kidney disease primarily due to surgery (CKD‐S). Patients with CKD‐S have generally good survival that approximates patients who do not have CKD even after renal cancer surgery (RCS), yet there may be heterogeneity within this cohort. Patients and MethodsFrom 1997‐2008, 4,246 patients underwent RCS at our center. Median follow‐up was 9.4 years (IQR=7.3‐11.0). New baseline GFR was defined as highest GFR between nadir and 6 weeks after surgery. We retrospectively evaluated 3 cohorts: no‐CKD (new baseline GFR≥60ml/min/1.73m2); CKD‐S (new baseline GFR
ConclusionsUnlike [18F]FDG, [18F]BODIPY 1 showed prominent accumulation in BAT under both inactive and stimulated status. [18F]BODIPY 1 may serve as a valuable BAT PET agent to possibly assess BAT mitochondria density, thus BAT thermogenic capacity after further evaluation.
ConclusionsHypoxia modulation may play a role in nal-IRI ’s mechanism of action. Nal-IRI demonstrated greater anti-tumor activity in the more aggressive and hypoxic tumor model. Furthermore, hypoxia imaging provided early prediction of treatment response.
AbstractPurposeTo investigate and validate the potential role of a radiomics signature in predicting the side-specific probability of extracapsular extension (ECE) of prostate cancer (PCa).ProceduresThe preoperative magnetic resonance imaging data of 238 prostatic samples from 119 enrolled PCa patients were retrospectively assessed. The samples with were randomized in a two-to-one ratio into training (n = 74) and validation (n = 45) datasets. The radiomics features were derived from T2-weighted images (T2WIs). The optimal radiomics features were identified from the least absolute shrinkage and s...
ConclusionsIntegrated [68Ga]PSMA-11 PET/MRI provides a similarly high diagnostic performance for localization of recurrent PC as PET/CT. For the detection of local recurrences [68Ga]PSMA-11 PET/MRI is superior compared with [68Ga]PSMA-11 PET/CT.
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2020Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Serena L'Abbate, Ilaria Russo, Claudia Kusmic
Authors: Tomiyama H, Shiina K Abstract The brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (brachial-ankle PWV), which is measured simply by wrapping pressure cuffs around the four extremities, is a simple marker to assess the stiffness of the medium- to large- sized arteries. The accuracy and reproducibility of its measurement have been confirmed to be acceptable. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease, especially advanced age and high blood pressure, are reported to be associated with an increase of the arterial stiffness. Furthermore, arterial stiffness might be involved in a vicious cycle with the development/progression o...
Dear colleagues, please advise concerning this patient: 40 yo male, high PS, diagnosed a couple of years ago of colic cancer that was locally treated. Aug 2020: he was diagnosed of left parietal (at the level of the motor strip) solitary brain lesion. octobre 2020: he underwent a complete resection , followed by cavity SRS 18Gy /1 fr April 2020: refractory seizures MRI showed a relapsing left parietal cavity lesion, whose epicenter was next to the trolard vein. he was re-resected quasi... re-irradiation after single fraction cavity SRS? What dose?
Authors: Benoit SW, Ciccia EA, Devarajan P Abstract INTRODUCTION: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common, occurring in over 10% of individuals globally, and is increasing in prevalence. The limitations of traditional biomarkers of renal dysfunction, such as serum creatinine, have been well demonstrated in the literature. Therefore, augmenting clinical assessment with newer biomarkers, such as serum cystatin C, has the potential to improve disease monitoring and patient care. AREAS COVERED: The present paper assesses the utility and limitations of serum cystatin C as a biomarker for CKD in light of the current l...
Publication date: Available online 12 May 2020Source: The Journal of Molecular DiagnosticsAuthor(s): Manny D. Bacolod, Aashiq H. Mirza, Jianmin Huang, Sarah F. Giardina, Philip B. Feinberg, Steven A. Soper, Francis Barany
To observe the surgical index at the different learning stages of thoraco-laparoscopic esophagectomy in the prone position for esophageal cancer and to investigate the learning curve of this surgical procedure.