Sports Hernia/Athletic Pubalgia Among Women, 2018 Northwell Health
Sports Hernia/Athletic Pubalgia Among Women, M. P. Zoland, J. C. Iraci, S. Bharam, L. E. Waldman, J. P. Koulotouros, D. Klein
© The Author(s) 2018. Background: “Athletic pubalgia,” a term that has gained acceptance over “sports hernia,” is more common in men than women; however, it represents a significant source of morbidity for patients of both sexes. Inconsistent terminology surrounding this entity poses a diagnostic challenge and makes studying the populations at risk difficult. Purpose: To review a case series of women with athletic pubalgia by analyzing their presentations, concomitant pathologies, and surgical outcomes. Study Design: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. Methods: Between 2013 and 2016, 197 patients were seen and evaluated for the diagnosis of athletic pubalgia. Eighteen patients ...
Transrenal Ureteral Embolization Utilizing Amplatzer Vascular Plugs And N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate Glue., 2018 Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Transrenal Ureteral Embolization Utilizing Amplatzer Vascular Plugs And N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate Glue., M. X. Jin, A. D. Mohabir, D. M. Caplin, I. Lobko, D. N. Siegel
This retrospective study presents three consecutive patients who underwent bilateral ureteral occlusion using the Amplatzer vascular plugs and N-butyl cyanoacrylate glue sandwich method. The patients were 63- and 65-year-old males and a 79-year-old female. Indications for the procedure included severe cystitis and complex vesicular fistulas unresponsive to urinary diversion. All three patients had immediate resolution of urinary leakage, resulting in symptom relief throughout the follow-up period. There were no procedure-related complications or side effects.
A Case Of Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Gallbladder With Local Invasion Of The Liver And Peritoneum, And Metastasis To The Omentum., A. C.J. Levy, F. Casalduc-Coca, S. Asiry, A. Goodman
Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the gallbladder is a rare entity that comprises approximately 1%-3% of all primary gallbladder cancers. We report the case of a 37-year-old woman who was diagnosed with a locally invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the gallbladder. Surgical pathology revealed a predominantly squamous cell carcinoma composition of the tumor with a few microscopic foci of adenocarcinoma (
Interpreting 123i-Ioflupane Dopamine Transporter Scans Using Hybrid Scores., 2018 Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Interpreting 123i-Ioflupane Dopamine Transporter Scans Using Hybrid Scores., K. J. Nichols, B. Chen, M. B. Tomas, C. J. Palestro
Dopamine transporter (DaT) 123I-FP-CIT scans most commonly are interpreted visually. Alternatively, absolute quantitation of radiopharmaceutical uptake may improve scan accuracy. However, neither approach accomodates dependence of striatal uptake on age and gender. We investigated whether demographic indexing of visual and numerical variables improve discrimination of patients with essential tremor (ET), Parkinson's disease (PD), and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).Data of 132 consecutive patients undergoing DaT SPECT scans were reviewed retrospectively. The clinical impression in the latest neurology note was utilized as the final clinical diagnosis. Caudate and putamen specific binding ratio (PSBR) were computed. 123I calibration phantoms were ...
Congenital Rhabdomyosarcoma Presenting As A Neck Mass At Birth., 2018 Northwell Health
Congenital Rhabdomyosarcoma Presenting As A Neck Mass At Birth., L. E. Waldman, A. K. Williamson, J. B. Amodio, L. Collins
Rhabdomyosarcoma is a malignant tumor of the soft tissues which preferentially affects the pediatric population. Neonatal rhabdomyosarcoma is rare, and much of the published literature concerning this entity consists of isolated case reports and small case series. Recent work involving the classification of rhabdomyosarcoma has helped to delineate prognostic information based on gene rearrangements. Here, we present a case of congenital rhabdomyosarcoma seen in utero which manifested as a neck mass at birth and was found to harbor a favorable gene fusion.
Compartment Syndrome Of The Hand: A Case Report And Review Of Literature, 2018 Northwell Health
Compartment Syndrome Of The Hand: A Case Report And Review Of Literature, V. Mehta, V. Chowdhary, C. Lin, M. Jbara, S. Hanna
© 2017 The Authors Elevation of pressure within tightly bound myofascial compartments has detrimental consequences if not treated promptly, leading to a loss of circulation, ischemia, myonecrosis, nerve damage, and limb loss. They are commonly seen in the distal upper and lower extremities; however, compartment syndrome of the hand is rarely encountered and prompt recognition can prevent permanent damage and tissue loss. This case study presents a complicated case of compartment syndrome of the hand and discusses the interrelationship between compartment syndrome and rhabdomyolysis. An emphasis is placed on pathophysiology of this relationship to allow a better understanding of the imaging ...
Dual Radiosensitization And Anti-Stat3 Anti-Proliferative Strategy Based On Delivery Of Gold Nanoparticle - Oligonucleotide Nanoconstructs To Head And Neck Cancer Cells, 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Dual Radiosensitization And Anti-Stat3 Anti-Proliferative Strategy Based On Delivery Of Gold Nanoparticle - Oligonucleotide Nanoconstructs To Head And Neck Cancer Cells, Surong Zhang, Suresh Gupta, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Alexei A. Bogdanov Jr.
Radiology Publications and Presentations
Constitutively activated signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) factor is an important therapeutic target in head and neck cancer (HNC). Despite early promising results, a reliable systemic delivery system for STAT3- targeted oligonucleotide (ODN) drugs is still needed for future clinical translation of anti-STAT3 therapies. We engineered and tested a novel ODN duplex/gold nanoparticle (AuNP)-based system carrying a therapeutic STAT3 decoy (STAT3d) payload. This strategy is two-pronged because of the additive STAT3 antagonism and radiosensitizing properties of AuNP. The specificity to head and neck cancer cell surface was imparted by using a nucleolin aptamer (NUAP) that ...
Development And Validation Of Nomograms Predictive Of Overall And Progression-Free Survival In Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer, Carol Fakhry, Qiang Zhang, Phuc Felix Nguyen-Tân, David I. Rosenthal, Randal S. Weber, Louise Lambert, Andy M. Trotti Iii, William L. Barrett, Wade L. Thorstad, Christopher U. Jones, Sue S. Yom, Stuart J. Wong, John A. Ridge, Shyam S. D. Rao, James A. Bonner, Eric Vigneault, David Raben, Mahesh R. Kudrimoti, Jonathan Harris, Quynh-Thu Le, Maura L. Gillison
Radiation Medicine Faculty Publications
Treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is evolving toward risk-based modification of therapeutic intensity, which requires patient-specific estimates of overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS).
To develop and validate nomograms for OS and PFS, we used a derivation cohort of 493 patients with OPSCC with known p16 tumor status (surrogate of human papillomavirus) and cigarette smoking history (pack-years) randomly assigned to clinical trials using platinum-based chemoradiotherapy (NRG Oncology Radiation Therapy Oncology Group [RTOG] 0129 and 0522). Nomograms were created from Cox models and internally validated by use of bootstrap and cross-validation. Model discrimination was measured by ...
Magnetically Focused Proton Irradiation Of Small Volume Radiosurgery Targets Using A Triplet Of Quadrupole Magnets, Patrick Mcgee, Grant Mcauley, Andrew Wroe, James M. Slater, Jerry D. Slater
Loma Linda University Student Journal
Proton therapy is an advantageous choice for the irradiation of tumors in proximity of critical structures due to rapid dose fall off and high dose deposition at target compared to dose at the surface of the patient (ie, peak-to-entrance dose ratio (P/E)). However, with target fields below 1.0 cm, as often encountered in proton radiosurgery, multiple Coulomb scattering (MCS) broadens proton beams leading to diminished P/E advantages and reduced dose delivery efficiency (DDE). Magnetic focusing tends to counteract MCS and is a promising method to reduce these undesirable effects. The purpose of this research is to investigate ...
Diffusion Tensor Imaging Findings In Pediatric Patients With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, 2017 Loma Linda University Medical Center
Diffusion Tensor Imaging Findings In Pediatric Patients With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Tshea Dowers, B L. Bartnik, Barbara Holshouser, Stephen Ashwal, Samuel Barnes
Loma Linda University Student Journal
Approximately 14% of school age children with sports-related concussions (SRC) remain symptomatic 3 months after injury. Previous studies have used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to detect white matter tract changes in regions of interest in symptomatic patients; however data in the pediatric population remains limited. This study was undertaken to determine whether DTI metrics can provide valuable information in pediatric mTBI patients with persistent symptoms.
Metformin And Temozolomide, A Synergic Option To Overcome Resistance In Glioblastoma Multiforme Models, 2017 University of Milan-Bicocca
Metformin And Temozolomide, A Synergic Option To Overcome Resistance In Glioblastoma Multiforme Models, Silvia Valtorta, Alessia Lo. Dico, Isabella Raccagni, Daniela Gaglio, Sara Belloli, Letterio S. Politi, Cristina Martelli, Cecilia Diceglie, Marcella Bonanomi, Giulia Ercoli, Valentina Vaira, Luisa Ottobrini, Rosa Maria Moresco
Radiology Publications and Presentations
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive primary brain tumor with poor survival. Cytoreduction in association with radiotherapy and temozolomide (TMZ) is the standard therapy, but response is heterogeneous and life expectancy is limited. The combined use of chemotherapeutic agents with drugs targeting cell metabolism is becoming an interesting therapeutic option for cancer treatment. Here, we found that metformin (MET) enhances TMZ effect on TMZ-sensitive cell line (U251) and overcomes TMZ-resistance in T98G GBM cell line. In particular, combined-treatment modulated apoptosis by increasing Bax/Bcl-2 ratio, and reduced Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) production. We also observed that MET associated with ...
Pretargeting Of Internalizing Trastuzumab And Cetuximab With A 18f-Tetrazine Tracer In Xenograft Models, 2017 University of Helsinki
Pretargeting Of Internalizing Trastuzumab And Cetuximab With A 18f-Tetrazine Tracer In Xenograft Models, Outi Keinänen, Kimberly Fung, Jacob Pourat, Vilma Jallinoja, Delphine Vivier, Nagavara Kishore Pillarsetty, Anu J. Airaksinen, Jason S. Lewis, Brian M. Zeglis, Mirkka Sarparanta
Publications and Research
Background: Pretargeting-based approaches are being investigated for radioimmunoimaging and therapy applications to reduce the effective radiation burden to the patient. To date, only a few studies have used short-lived radioisotopes for pretargeting of antibodies, and such examples with internalizing antibodies are even rarer. Herein, we have investigated pretargeting methodology using inverse electron-demand Diels-Alder (IEDDA) for tracing two clinically relevant, internalizing monoclonal antibodies, cetuximab and trastuzumab.
Results: Bioorthogonal reaction between tetrazine and trans-cyclooctene (TCO) was used for tracing cetuximab and trastuzumab in vivo with a fluorine-18 (t½ = 109.8 min) labelled tracer. TCO-cetuximab or TCO-trastuzumab was administered 24, 48, or 72 ...
Labrad : Vol 43, Issue 3 - December 2017, 2017 Aga Khan University
Labrad : Vol 43, Issue 3 - December 2017, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
- Levey Jennings Chart and Guide to use Westgard Rules
- Quality Assurance in Frozen Section Studies
- Performance Improvement Monitors in Histology
- Quality Assurance in Immunohistochemistry: The Way We Do It
- Quality Assurance in Laboratory Biosafety
- Quality Control of Culture Media Used in Clinical Microbiology
- Quality Assurance (QA) in Qualitative Tests in the Clinical Laboratory
- Radiology Pathology Correlation
- Quality Requirements for Reporting Sickle Haemoglobin
- Meeting Report of International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC) Conferences- 2017
A Suggested Plan For Specialist Doctor's Professional Growth And Development, 2017 Aga Khan University
A Suggested Plan For Specialist Doctor's Professional Growth And Development, Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi, Bilal Mazhar Qureshi
Department of Radiation Oncology
No abstract provided.
Silent Sentence Completion Shows Superiority Localizing Wernicke's Area And Activation Patterns Of Distinct Language Paradigms Correlate With Genomics: Prospective Study., 2017 University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Silent Sentence Completion Shows Superiority Localizing Wernicke's Area And Activation Patterns Of Distinct Language Paradigms Correlate With Genomics: Prospective Study., Kamel El Salek, Islam S. Hassan, Aikaterini Kotrotsou, Srishti Abrol, Scott H. Faro, Feroze B. Mohamed, Pascal O. Zinn, Wei Wei, Nan Li, Ashok J. Kumar, Jeffrey S. Weinberg, Jeffrey S. Wefel, Shelli R. Kesler, Ho-Ling Anthony Liu, Ping Hou, R. Jason Stafford, Sujit Prabhu, Raymond Sawaya, Rivka R. Colen
Department of Radiology Faculty Papers
Preoperative mapping of language areas using fMRI greatly depends on the paradigms used, as different tasks harness distinct capabilities to activate speech processing areas. In this study, we compared the ability of 3 covert speech paradigms: Silent Sentence Completion (SSC), category naming (CAT) and verbal fluency (FAS), in localizing the Wernicke's area and studied the association between genomic markers and functional activation. Fifteen right-handed healthy volunteers and 35 mixed-handed patients were included. We focused on the anatomical areas of posterosuperior, middle temporal and angular gyri corresponding to Wernicke's area. Activity was deemed significant in a region of interest ...
Negative Predictive Value Of Ultrasound In Predicting Tumor-Free Margins In Specimen Sonography, 2017 Aga Khan University
Negative Predictive Value Of Ultrasound In Predicting Tumor-Free Margins In Specimen Sonography, Saira Naz, Saima Hafeez,, Zainab Hussain, Kiran Hilal
Department of Radiology
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the success of ultrasound in post-excision specimen visualization, and negative predictive value of ultrasound for estimation of tumor-free margins using histopathology as the gold standard.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analytical study.
PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, from May 2010 till January 2013.
Sonography of all breast nodules was done before and after exicision by two female radiologists with at least five years clinical experience. All surgeries were performed by the same referring breast surgeons. All nodules were non-palpable and had histopathology as well as specimen sonography performed at AKUH. Subjects ...
Impact Of Trust On Global Health And Global Radiology Initiatives, 2017 CHU de Québec
Impact Of Trust On Global Health And Global Radiology Initiatives, Nathalie Duchesne, Margaret Graham
Journal of Global Radiology
This editorial discusses how the best way to improve implementation and sustainability of humanitarian missions, including those of global imaging, is to employ the currency of the new economy: trust.
Influence Of Longitudinal Position On The Evolution Of Steady-State Signal In Cardiac Cine Balanced Steady-State Free Precession Imaging, Tyler J. Spear, Tori A. Stromp, Steve W. Leung, Moriel H. Vandsburger
Saha Cardiovascular Research Center Faculty Publications
Background: Emerging quantitative cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) techniques use cine balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) to measure myocardial signal intensity and probe underlying physiological parameters. This correlation assumes that steady-state is maintained uniformly throughout the heart in space and time.
Purpose: To determine the effects of longitudinal cardiac motion and initial slice position on signal deviation in cine bSSFP imaging by comparing two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) acquisitions.
Material and Methods: Nine healthy volunteers completed cardiac MRI on a 1.5-T scanner. Short axis images were taken at six slice locations using both 2D and 3D cine bSSFP. 3D ...
Top2a And Ezh2 Provide Early Detection Of An Aggressive Prostate Cancer Subgroup., 2017 Harvard Medical School; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; McGill University and Research Institute
Top2a And Ezh2 Provide Early Detection Of An Aggressive Prostate Cancer Subgroup., David P. Labbé, Christopher J. Sweeney, Myles Brown, Phillip Galbo, Spencer Rosario, Kristine M. Wadosky, Sheng-Yu Ku, Martin Sjöström, Mohammed Alshalalfa, Nicholas Erho, Elai Davicioni, R. Jeffrey Karnes, Edward M. Schaeffer, Robert B. Jenkins, Robert B. Den, Ashley E. Ross, Michaela Bowden, Ying Huang, Kathryn P. Gray, Felix Y. Feng, Daniel E. Spratt, David W. Goodrich, Kevin H. Eng, Leigh Ellis
Department of Radiation Oncology Faculty Papers
Purpose: Current clinical parameters do not stratify indolent from aggressive prostate cancer. Aggressive prostate cancer, defined by the progression from localized disease to metastasis, is responsible for the majority of prostate cancer–associated mortality. Recent gene expression profiling has proven successful in predicting the outcome of prostate cancer patients; however, they have yet to provide targeted therapy approaches that could inhibit a patient's progression to metastatic disease. Experimental Design: We have interrogated a total of seven primary prostate cancer cohorts (n = 1,900), two metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer datasets (n = 293), and one prospective cohort (n = 1,385) to ...
A Survey Of Structural Design Of Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging Facilities And Compliance To Shielding Design Goals In A Limited Resource Setting, Flavious B. Nkubli, Christian C. Nzotta, Nwobi I. Nwobi, Silas A. Moi, Thomas Adejoh, Geofery Luntsi, Joseph Dlama, Laushognu S. Shem
Journal of Global Radiology
Purpose: To survey structural designs of x-ray rooms and compliance to shielding design goals of three x-ray imaging facilities.
Methods and Materials: The survey was conducted in three radiodiagnostic centers in South East Nigeria, labeled X, Y and Z for anonymity. A stretchable non-elastic meter rule was used to measure x-ray room dimensions. A Vernier caliper was used to measure lead thickness while a calibrated digital survey meter Radalert 100x was used for radiation survey of controlled and uncontrolled areas. Simple statistical tools such as mean and standard deviation were used for analysis with the aid of Microsoft Excel version ...