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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779158/diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-enterography-for-prediction-of-response-to-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitors-in-stricturing-crohn-s-disease
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Marianne M Amitai, Eyal Klang, Asaf Levartovsky, Noa Rozendorn, Shelly Soffer, Gadeer Ali Taha, Bella Ungar, Tomer Greener, Shomron Ben-Horin, Rami Eliakim, Uri Kopylov
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Distinguishing between fibrotic and inflammatory strictures in Crohn's disease (CD) is still challenging. The capacity of diffusion-weighted (DWI) magnetic resonance (MRE) to identify intestinal fibrosis was recently demonstrated; however, the therapeutic implications of this association have never been evaluated. The aim of the current study was to identify imaging features, including DWI, which can predict response to anti-inflammatory treatment in patients with stricturing CD...
May 19, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778510/assessment-of-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease-according-to-different-diagnostic-criteria
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Anna Simona Sasdelli, Federica Agostini, Caterina Pazzeschi, Mariacristina Guidetti, Simon Lal, Loris Pironi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intestinal failure associated liver disease (IFALD) has been defined using numerous criteria; however the clinical relevance of these criteria has never been compared. We therefore aimed to evaluate the prevalence, incidence, evolution of IFALD diagnosed by different criteria and to assess any clinical features that may be associated with its occurrence. METHODS: A cross sectional (CS) and retrospective study were carried out on adults on home parenteral nutrition (HPN) for chronic intestinal failure (CIF) managed at a single center...
May 8, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777863/comparison-of-histological-and-morphometrical-changes-underlying-subchondral-bone-abnormalities-in-inflammatory-and-degenerative-musculoskeletal-disorders-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
M Loef, S van Beest, F P B Kroon, J L Bloem, O M Dekkers, M Reijnierse, J W Schoones, M Kloppenburg
OBJECTIVE: Subchondral bone abnormalities (SBAs) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are observed frequently and associated with disease course in various musculoskeletal disorders. This review aims to map the existing knowledge of their underlying histological features, and to identify needs for future research. DESIGN: We conducted a systematic review following PRISMA guidelines until September 2017, including all studies correlating histological features to on MRI defined SBAs in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA) and degenerative disc disease (DDD)...
May 16, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774974/stiffness-reconstruction-methods-for-mr-elastography
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Daniel Fovargue, David Nordsletten, Ralph Sinkus
Assessment of tissue stiffness is desirable for clinicians and researchers, as it is well established that pathophysiological mechanisms often alter the structural properties of tissue. Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) provides an avenue for measuring tissue stiffness and has a long history of clinical application, including staging liver fibrosis and stratifying breast cancer malignancy. A vital component of MRE consists of the reconstruction algorithms used to derive stiffness from wave-motion images by solving inverse problems...
May 18, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774305/multi-slice-mri-reveals-heterogeneity-in-disease-distribution-along-the-length-of-muscle-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Stephen M Chrzanowski, Celine Baligand, Rebecca J Willcocks, Jasjit Deol, Ilona Schmalfuss, Donovan J Lott, Michael J Daniels, Claudia Senesac, Glenn A Walter, Krista Vandenborne
Background: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) causes progressive pathologic changes to muscle secondary to a cascade of inflammation, lipid deposition, and fibrosis. Clinically, this manifests as progressive weakness, functional loss, and premature mortality. Though insult to whole muscle groups is well established, less is known about the relationship between intramuscular pathology and function. Objective: Differences of intramuscular heterogeneity across muscle length were assessed using an ordinal MRI grading scale in lower leg muscles of boys with DMD and correlated to patient's functional status...
September 2017: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768335/igg4-related-disease-of-pulmonary-artery-causing-pulmonary-hypertension
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Hui Deng, Sheng Zhao, Yunlong Yue, Yong Liu, Yali Xu, Jin Qian, Xiaorong Ma, Peiliang Gao, Xiaoyan Yao, Xin Jiang, Xiqi Xu, Zhicheng Jing, Yong Wang, Lei Pan, Xinying Xue
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is recognized as an immune-mediated condition with pathology features of lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate, storiform fibrosis, and obliterative phlebitis, accompanied with or without elevated serum IgG4 concentrations. However, few of pulmonary artery IgG4-RD causing pulmonary hypertension (PH) was reported.The medical records of 3 patients with pulmonary artery IgG4-RD inducing PH were analyzed retrospectively.Imaging findings demonstrated that the lesions of 3 patients located in pulmonary artery, which were initially diagnosed as pulmonary thrombus or malignant tumor...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768287/ultrasound-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-a-patient-with-medullary-cystic-kidney-disease
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Gilbert Whang, Hisham Tchelepi
Among the renal cystic diseases that result in end-stage renal disease, an important hereditary cause is medullary cystic kidney disease, which affects adults in an autosomal dominant pattern. It is characterized by progressive renal failure, tubulointerstitial fibrosis, and formation of small cysts in the renal medulla and corticomedullary junction. While the appearance of medullary/corticomedullary cysts may not be pathognomonic for medullary cystic kidney disease, encountering a patient with renal failure and medullary/corticomedullary cysts should prompt further investigation, given the implication of having the disease...
May 15, 2018: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763442/platinum-corrosion-products-from-electrode-contacts-of-human-cochlear-implants-induce-cell-death-in-cell-culture-models
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Kirsten Wissel, Gudrun Brandes, Nils Pütz, Gian Luigi Angrisani, Jan Thieleke, Thomas Lenarz, Martin Durisin
Despite the technological progress made with cochlear implants (CI), impedances and their diagnosis remain a focus of interest. Increases in impedance have been related to technical defects of the electrode as well as inflammatory and/or fibrosis along the electrode. Recent studies have demonstrated highly increased impedances as the result of corroded platinum (Pt) electrode contacts. This in vitro study examined the effects of Pt ions and compounds generated by corrosion of the electrode contacts of a human CI on cell metabolism...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761358/deep-learning-for-staging-liver-fibrosis-on-ct-a-pilot-study
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Koichiro Yasaka, Hiroyuki Akai, Akira Kunimatsu, Osamu Abe, Shigeru Kiryu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether liver fibrosis can be staged by deep learning techniques based on CT images. METHODS: This clinical retrospective study, approved by our institutional review board, included 496 CT examinations of 286 patients who underwent dynamic contrast-enhanced CT for evaluations of the liver and for whom histopathological information regarding liver fibrosis stage was available. The 396 portal phase images with age and sex data of patients (F0/F1/F2/F3/F4 = 113/36/56/66/125) were used for training a deep convolutional neural network (DCNN); the data for the other 100 (F0/F1/F2/F3/F4 = 29/9/14/16/32) were utilised for testing the trained network, with the histopathological fibrosis stage used as reference...
May 14, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760545/quantitative-assessment-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-c-t1-mapping-on-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-liver-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#10
Shen Pan, Xiao-Qi Wang, Qi-Yong Guo
AIM: To assess the accuracy of Look-Locker on gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for staging liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B/C (CHB/C). METHODS: We prospectively included 109 patients with CHB or CHC who underwent a 3.0-Tesla MRI examination, including T1-weighted and Look-Locker sequences for T1 mapping. Hepatocyte fractions (HeF) and relaxation time reduction rate (RE) were measured for staging liver fibrosis...
May 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760407/comparison-of-intensity-phase-retardation-and-local-birefringence-images-for-filtering-blebs-using-polarization-sensitive-optical-coherence-tomography
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Shinichi Fukuda, Akari Fujita, Deepa Kasaragod, Simone Beheregaray, Yuta Ueno, Yoshiaki Yasuno, Tetsuro Oshika
Polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) allows the recording of depth-resolved polarimetric measurements. It has been reported that phase retardation and local birefringence images can noninvasively detect fibrotic area in blebs after glaucoma surgery. Evaluation of scar fibrosis in blebs is important not only for predicting bleb function, but also for planning revision trabeculectomy. Herein, we characterize the intensity, phase retardation, and local birefringence images of blebs using PS-OCT...
May 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759774/assessment-of-left-atrial-fibrosis-by-late-gadolinium-enhancement-magnetic-resonance-imaging-methodology-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Johannes Siebermair, Eugene G Kholmovski, Nassir Marrouche
Recently, studies using late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify structural changes of atrial tissue have contributed significantly to understanding the pathophysiology and progression of atrial fibrillation (AF). Moreover, imaging of atrial fibrosis using MRI has evolved to be a tool to improve clinical outcome of AF ablation procedures by allowing a patient-specific individualized management approach. LGE-MRI has been shown to predict AF ablation outcome based on pre-procedural imaging to define the extent of atrial fibrosis...
August 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757721/spectrum-of-extratesticular-and-testicular-pathologic-conditions-at-scrotal-mr-imaging
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Pardeep K Mittal, Ahmed S Abdalla, Argha Chatterjee, Deborah A Baumgarten, Peter A Harri, Jay Patel, Courtney C Moreno, Helena Gabriel, Frank H Miller
Diagnostic workup of scrotal lesions should begin with a complete clinical history and physical examination, including analysis of risk factors such as family history of testicular cancer, personal history of tumor in the contralateral testis, and cryptorchidism, followed by imaging. Scrotal ultrasonography (US) with a combination of gray-scale and color Doppler techniques has been the first-line imaging modality for evaluation of testicular and extratesticular lesions because of its low cost, wide availability, and high diagnostic accuracy...
May 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757583/what-immunological-defects-predispose-to-non-tuberculosis-mycobacterial-infections
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Esmaeil Mortaz, Milad Moloudizargari, Mohammad Varahram, Mehrnaz Movassaghi, Johan Garssen, Mehdi Kazempour Dizagie, Mehdi Mirsaeidi, Ian M Adcock
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are categorized as one of the large and diverse groups of environmental organisms which are abundant in water and soil.  NTM cause a variety of diseases in humans that mainly affect the lung. A predisposition to pulmonary NTM is evident in patients with parenchymal structural diseases including bronchiectasis, emphysema, tuberculosis (TB), cystic fibrosis (CF), rheumatologic lung diseases and other chronic diseases with pulmonary manifestations. Lung infections are not the only consequences of being infected by NTM as they can also infect skin and soft tissue and may also cause lymphadenitis (predominantly in young children) and disseminated disease in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients or those with severely compromised immune system...
April 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756411/hexarelin-treatment-preserves-myocardial-function-and-reduces-cardiac-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Hayley McDonald, Jason Peart, Nyoman Kurniawan, Graham Galloway, Simon Royce, Chrishan S Samuel, Chen Chen
Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Growth hormone secretagogues (GHS) have been shown to improve cardiac function in models of IHD. This study determined whether hexarelin (HEX), a synthetic GHS, preserves cardiac function and morphology in a mouse model of myocardial infarction (MI). MI was induced by ligation of the left descending coronary artery in C57BL/6J mice followed by vehicle (VEH; n = 10) or HEX (0.3 mg/kg/day; n = 11) administration for 21 days...
May 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755959/pvdq-quorum-quenching-acylase-attenuates-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-virulence-in-a-mouse-model-of-pulmonary-infection
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Putri D Utari, Rita Setroikromo, Barbro N Melgert, Wim J Quax
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the predominant pathogen in pulmonary infections associated with cystic fibrosis. Quorum sensing (QS) systems regulate the production of virulence factors and play an important role in the establishment of successful P. aeruginosa infections. Inhibition of the QS system (termed quorum quenching) renders the bacteria avirulent thus serving as an alternative approach in the development of novel antibiotics. Quorum quenching in Gram negative bacteria can be achieved by preventing the accumulation of N -acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) signaling molecule via enzymatic degradation...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755271/clinical-radiological-and-histopathological-characteristics-of-surgically-removed-orbital-hematic-cysts-a-case-series
#17
Hind M Alkatan, Mohammad Al Otaibi, Azza M Y Maktabi, Hamad Aljaedi, Sahar M Elkhamary, Yasser Al-Faky, Adel H Alsuhaibani
Background: Hematic cyst is a rare orbital condition that has a wide range of clinical presentation and is characterized pathologically by lack of endothelial lining. Purpose: To correlate clinical and radiological features of hematic cysts, to tissue diagnosis, and investigate the possible etiology behind this condition, its relation to trauma and other interesting histopathological findings. Methods: Retrospective case series at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) and King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH) of all orbital lesions with tissue findings supporting the clinical and/or radiological diagnosis of hematic cyst...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754423/imaging-mass-spectrometry-for-characterization-of-atrial-fibrillation-subtypes
#18
Oliver Klein, Thorsten Hanke, Grit Nerbrich, Junfeng Yan, Benedikt Schubert, Patrick Giavalisco, Frank Noack, Herbert Thiele, Salah A Mohamed
PURPOSE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a cardiac arrhythmia characterized by a rapid and irregular heart rhythm. AF types, paroxysmal (PX), persistent (PE) and long-lasting persistent (LSP), requires differences in clinical management. Unfortunately, a significant proportion of AF patients are clinical misclassified. Therefore, our study aim that MALDI-Imaging (IMS) is valuable as a diagnostic aid in AF subtypes assessment. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Patients were clinically classified according guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology...
May 13, 2018: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754182/assessment-of-aortic-stiffness-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-using-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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P Stefan Biesbroek, Sjoerd C Heslinga, Peter M van de Ven, Mike J L Peters, Raquel P Amier, Thelma C Konings, Christopher D Maroules, Colby Ayers, Parag H Joshi, Irene E van der Horst-Bruinsma, Vokko P van Halm, Albert C van Rossum, Michael T Nurmohamed, Robin Nijveldt
To evaluate aortic stiffness in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and to assess its association with AS characteristics and left ventricular (LV) remodeling. In this prospective study, 14 consecutive AS patients were each matched to two controls without cardiovascular symptoms or known cardiovascular disease who underwent CMR imaging for the assessment of aortic arch pulse wave velocity (PWV) at 1.5 Tesla. To enhance comparability of the samples, matching was done with replacement resulting in 20 unique controls...
May 12, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751799/the-aging-lung-tissue-telomere-shortening-in-health-and-disease
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Stephanie Everaerts, Elise J Lammertyn, Dries S Martens, Laurens J De Sadeleer, Karen Maes, Aernoud A van Batenburg, Roel Goldschmeding, Coline H M van Moorsel, Lieven J Dupont, Wim A Wuyts, Robin Vos, Ghislaine Gayan-Ramirez, Naftali Kaminski, James C Hogg, Wim Janssens, Geert M Verleden, Tim S Nawrot, Stijn E Verleden, John E McDonough, Bart M Vanaudenaerde
BACKGROUND: Telomere shortening has been associated with several lung diseases. However, telomere length is generally measured in peripheral blood leucocytes rather than in lung tissue, where disease occurs. Consequently, telomere dynamics have not been established for the normal human lung nor for diseased lung tissue. We hypothesized an age- and disease-dependent shortening of lung tissue telomeres. METHODS: At time of (re-)transplantation or autopsy, 70 explant lungs were collected: from unused donors (normal, n = 13) and patients with cystic fibrosis (CF, n = 12), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, n = 11), chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (cHP, n = 9), bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) after prior transplantation (n = 11) and restrictive allograft syndrome (RAS) after prior transplantation (n = 14)...
May 11, 2018: Respiratory Research
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