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Central European Geology
Authors: Péter Bajcsi, Tamás Bozsó, Róbert Bozsó, Gábor Molnár, Viktor Tábor, Imre Czinkota, Tivadar M. Tóth, Balázs Kovács, Félix Schubert, Gábor Bozsó, and János Szanyi

Our research team has developed a new well completion and rework technology involving lasers. The system is made up of a high-power laser generator and a custom-designed directional laser drilling head. The laser head is attached to a coiled tubing unit to maximize production and to carry out special downhole tasks. In this phase of the development effort, laser technology is particularly well suited to cost-efficiently drill short laterals from existing wells in a single work phase, drilling through the casing and cement as well as the formation. The technology, which is an extended perforation solution, enables a more intensive interaction with the downhole environment and supports cutting edge subsurface engineering scenarios such as barite removal. Laser-induced heat treatment appears to be a suitable alternative to effectively remove the almost immovable deposits and scales from thermal water-well pipes.

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Kezdeti tapasztalataink az mpMR fúziós ultrahangvezérelt prosztatabiopsziával

Our initial experiences with mpMRI-ultrasound fusion-guided prostate biopsy

Orvosi Hetilap
Authors: András Béla Hüttl, Dávid Ádám Korda, M. Zsuzsanna Lénárd, Attila Szendrői, Gábor Rudas, Ildikó Kalina, Bence Fejér, József Szabó, Szabolcs Takács, and Péter Nyirády

Összefoglaló. Bevezetés: A prosztatarák diagnosztikájában az utóbbi években paradigmaváltás történt. Az MR-vizsgálat fejlődése lehetővé tette a prosztatatumor gyanús elváltozásainak célzott mintavételét. Az mpMR fúziós biopszia pontos és költséghatékony módszer. Célkitűzés: Célkitűzésünk az volt, hogy összegezzük az mpMR fúziós biopsziák terén szerzett tapasztalatainkat. Módszer: A Semmelweis Egyetem Urológiai Klinikáján 2017 és 2019 között 40, mpMR fúziós biopsziát végeztünk a BioJet-program segítségével, transperinealis behatolásból. Az MR-vizsgálatok kiértékelése a PI-RADS v2 ajánlása szerint történt. Megvizsgáltuk, hogy a laesiók PI-RADS-besorolása, elhelyezkedése, mérete, az extraprosztatikus terjedés jeleinek megléte, a páciensek PSA-, illetve PSAD-értékei, valamint a prosztata volumene befolyásolja-e a mintavételek kimenetelét. Eredmények: A célzott mintavételek során pácienseink 80%-ánál igazolódott malignitás. PI-RADS 5. és 4. besorolású laesiók esetén a detektációs ráta 91%, illetve 85%, míg PI-RADS 3. laesióknál 20% volt. A perifériás zóna elváltozásainál szignifikánsan magasabb volt a pozitív eredmény valószínűsége, mint a tranzicionális zóna laesióinál (khi2(1) = 6,555, p = 0,010, Fisher-féle egzakt p = 0,017, V = 0,355). Az extraprosztatikus terjedés jelei és a magasabb PSAD-értékek növelték a pozitív minták valószínűségét (khi2(1) = 7,704, p = 0,006, Fisher-féle egzakt p = 0,004, V = 0,355; illetve 0,47 ± 0,50 ng/ml2 vs. 0,18 ± 0,17 ng/ml2; Z = 3,447, p<0,001), míg az elváltozások mérete nem befolyásolta a kimenetelt. A prosztatavolumen szignifikánsan magasabb volt azoknál, akiknél nem igazolódott malignitás (50,9 ± 18,8 ml vs. 119,6 ± 91,6 ml; Z = –3,505, p<0,001). Következtetések: Az elvégzett fúziós biopsziák detektációs rátája magasabb volt az irodalmi átlagnál. Eredményeink alapján a mintavételek kimenetelét befolyásolhatja az elváltozások PI-RADS-besorolása, elhelyezkedése, az extraprosztatikus terjedés, a PSAD-értékek, valamint a prosztatatérfogat. A fenti szempontok figyelembevételével kiválaszthatók azok a páciensek, akik a legtöbbet profitálhatnak a beavatkozásból. Orv Hetil. 2020; 161(52): 2188–2194.

Summary. Introduction: The past decade has seen some major changes in the diagnostics of prostate cancer. Progress in MR imaging has allowed us to better visualise prostate cancer and thus perform targeted biopsies of tumour suspect lesions. mpMRI-ultrasound fusion-guided prostate biopsy is a precise and cost-effective method to diagnose prostate cancer. Objective: The purpose of this study was to summarise our results in mpMRI-ultrasound fusion biopsy between 2017 and 2019 and compare them with the findings in the current literature. Method: Between 2017 and 2019, fully 40, mpMRI-ultrasound fusion biopsies were performed transperineally using the BioJet fusion system at Semmelweis University Urology Clinic. The MRI evaluations were done in line with the PI-RADS v2 guidelines. It was analysed whether the PI-RADS score, the location of the tumour, lesion size, the signs of extraprostatic extension, PSA/PSAD density and prostate volume have an influence on the outcome of mpMRI-ultrasound fusion biopsy. Results: Prostate cancer was diagnosed in 80% of the cases during targeted biopsies. The detection rate was 91%, 85%, and 20% for PI-RADS 5, 4 and 3 lesions, respectively. The detection rate was significantly higher for lesions located at the peripheral zone compared to the ones in the transitional zone (khi2(1) = 6.555, p = 0.010, Fisher-exact p = 0.017, V = 0.355). Signs of extraprostatic extension and higher PSAD correlated with better detection rate (khi2(1) = 7.704, p = 0.006, Fisher-exact p = 0.004, V = 0.355; and 0.47 ± 0.50 ng/ml2 vs. 0.18 ± 0.17 ng/ml2; Z = 3.447, p<0.001, respectively). The size of the lesions did not influence the outcome. The analysis showed a significant correlation between large prostate volumes and negative biopsies (50.9 ± 18.8 ml vs. 119.6 ± 91.6 ml; Z= –3.505, p<0.001). Conclusions: The detection rate of prostate cancer with targeted biopsies was higher than the data found in the international literature. The PI-RADS score, the location of the tumour, MRI signs of extraprostatic extension, PSAD and prostate volume had an influence on the detection rate. Our findings may promote a better selection of the best candidates for targeted biopsies in the future. Orv Hetil. 2020; 161(52): 2188–2194.

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Máté Kapitány-Fövény, Róbert Urbán, Gábor Varga, Marc N. Potenza, Mark D. Griffiths, Anna Szekely, Borbála Paksi, Bernadette Kun, Judit Farkas, Gyöngyi Kökönyei, and Zsolt Demetrovics

Abstract

Background and aims

Due to its important role in both healthy groups and those with physical, mental and behavioral disorders, impulsivity is a widely researched construct. Among various self-report questionnaires of impulsivity, the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale is arguably the most frequently used measure. Despite its international use, inconsistencies in the suggested factor structure of its latest version, the BIS-11, have been observed repeatedly in different samples. The goal of the present study was therefore to test the factor structure of the BIS-11 in several samples.

Methods

Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted on two representative samples of Hungarian adults (N = 2,457; N = 2,040) and a college sample (N = 765).

Results

Analyses did not confirm the original model of the measure in any of the samples. Based on explorative factor analyses, an alternative three-factor model (cognitive impulsivity; behavioral impulsivity; and impatience/restlessness) of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale is suggested. The pattern of the associations between the three factors and aggression, exercise, smoking, alcohol use, and psychological distress supports the construct validity of this new model.

Discussion

The new measurement model of impulsivity was confirmed in two independent samples. However, it requires further cross-cultural validation to clarify the content of self-reported impulsivity in both clinical and nonclinical samples.

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