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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731375/no-incidence-of-nephrogenic-systemic-fibrosis-after-gadobenate-dimeglumine-administration-in-patients-undergoing-dialysis-or-those-with-severe-chronic-kidney-disease
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Diego R Martin, Bobby Kalb, Ankush Mittal, Khalil Salman, Srinivasan Vedantham, Pardeep K Mittal
Purpose To determine the incidence of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in patients with severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) who underwent a uniform protocol for contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA). Materials and Methods This retrospective, single-center, institutional review board-approved, HIPAA-compliant study included 3819 patients with severe (stage 4 or 5) CKD who underwent gadobenate dimeglumine-enhanced MR imaging as part of a preoperative evaluation for potential renal transplantation from January 2008 to February 2014...
July 21, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730729/traffic-related-air-pollution-associations-with-cytokeratin-18-a-marker-of-hepatocellular-apoptosis-in-an-overweight-and-obese-paediatric-population
#2
S Hsieh, B P Leaderer, A E Feldstein, N Santoro, L A McKay, S Caprio, R McConnell
INTRODUCTION: Traffic-related air pollution causes fatty liver, inflammation and fibrosis in animal models, but there have been few studies in humans. OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that traffic-related air pollution causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and increased markers for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH); and that NAFLD increases liver susceptibility to increased NASH risk. METHODS: Data collected prospectively from 74 overweight or obese children were obtained from the Yale Pediatric Obesity Clinic...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729470/detection-and-monitoring-of-lung-inflammation-in-cystic-fibrosis-during-respiratory-tract-exacerbation-using-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#3
Pierluigi Ciet, Silvia Bertolo, Mirco Ros, Eleni Rosalina Andrinopoulou, Valentina Tavano, Francesca Lucca, Thorsten Feiweier, Gabriel P Krestin, Harm A W M Tiddens, Giovanni Morana
The aim was to investigate whether diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) detects and monitors inflammatory and lung function changes during respiratory tract exacerbations (RTE) treatment in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF).29 patients with RTE underwent DWI pre- and post-antibiotic treatment. A control group of 27 stable patients, matched for age and sex, underwent DWI with the same time gap as those undergoing RTE treatment. Clinical status and lung function were assessed at each DWI time point...
July 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728933/predictors-of-mortality-in-pulmonary-sarcoidosis
#4
Gamze Kirkil, Elyse E Lower, Robert P Baughman
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prognostic strength of factors in predicting respiratory death in a large cohort of sarcoidosis patients with at least eight years' follow-up. METHODS: We collected age, sex, self-declared race, time of death, spirometry, diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide, chest x-ray stage, extent of fibrosis on high resolution computer tomography (HRCT), and presence of pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension (PH). The gender, age, physiology (GAP) index and Walsh's criteria for high versus low risk were calculated...
July 17, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727709/transforaminal-percutaneous-endoscopic-discectomy-and-foraminoplasty-after-lumbar-spinal-fusion-surgery
#5
Jian-Jun Wu, Hui-Zhen Chen, Changkun Zheng
BACKGROUND: The most common causes of pain following lumbar spinal fusions are residual herniation, or foraminal fibrosis and foraminal stenosis that is ignored, untreated, or undertreated. The original surgeon may advise his patient that nothing more can be done in his opinion that the nerve was visually decompressed by the original surgery. Post-operative imaging or electrophysiological assessment may be inadequate to explain all the reasons for residual or recurrent symptoms. Treatment of failed lumbar spinal fusions by repeat traditional open revision surgery usually incorporates more extensive decompression causing increased instability and back pain...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726335/preperitoneal-fat-as-a-noninvsasive-marker-of-increased-risk-of-severe-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Daniella Braz Parente, Jaime Araújo Oliveira Netso, Pedro Emmanuel Alvarenga Americano Brasil, Fernando Fernandes Paiva, José Pedro Rodrigues Ravani, Marilia Brito Gomes, Valeria Lanzoni, Carlos Frederico Ferreira Campos, Lilian Machado-Silva, Renata Mello Perez, Rosana Souza Rodrigues
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Fat distribution may have prognostic value in the evaluation of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This study was conducted to evaluate associations of MRI-measured abdominal fat areas with steatosis, steatohepatitis, and fibrosis, assessed histopathologically, in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: This prospective study included 66 patients with type 2 diabetes (12 males, 54 females, age 26-68 years), without chronic liver disease of other causes...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724315/persistent-atrial-fibrillation-vs-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-differences-in-management
#7
Andrei D Margulescu, Lluis Mont Girbau
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common human arrhythmia. AF is a progressive disease, initially being nonsustained and induced by trigger activity, and progressing towards persistent AF through alteration of the atrial myocardial substrate. Treatment of AF aims to decrease the risk of stroke and improve the quality of life, by preventing recurrences (rhythm control) or controlling the heart rate during AF (rate control). In the last 20 years, catheter-based and, less frequently, surgical and hybrid ablation techniques have proven more successful compared with drug therapy in achieving rhythm control in patients with AF...
July 20, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723847/blindness-related-to-presumed-retinal-toxicity-after-using-perfluorocarbon-liquid-during-vitreoretinal-surgery
#8
Silvia Méndez-Martínez, Pilar Calvo, Nelson Arturo Rodriguez-Marco, Fernando Faus, Emilio Abecia, Luis Pablo
PURPOSE: To describe the presumed retinal toxicity after using specific batches of perfluorocarbon liquid ALA OCTA (Alamedics, Dornstadt, Germany) in pars plana vitrectomy. METHODS: This is an observational retrospective consecutive case series analyses of patients operated on pars plana vitrectomy for retinal detachment or intraocular lens subluxation, using the 150141 or 200114 batches of perfluorocarbon liquid ALA OCTA as assistance during the surgery in a single center...
July 18, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721006/incidence-of-outer-retinal-tubulation-in-eyes-with-choroidal-neovascularization-under-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy-in-a-japanese-population
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Seiji Takagi, Michiko Mandai, Noriko Miyamoto, Akihiro Nishida, Yasuhiko Hirami, Hirofumi Uyama, Midori Yamamoto, Masayo Takahashi, Goji Tomita, Yasuo Kurimoto
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence of outer retinal tubulation (ORT) among patients with different types of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) over time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective chart review, disease type was classified as typical age-related macular degeneration (t-AMD), polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP), or myopic CNV (mCNV). Spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images were evaluated for the appearance of ORT and subretinal fibrosis and fluid...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720778/visualization-of-kidney-fibrosis-in-diabetic-nephropathy-by-long-diffusion-tensor-imaging-mri-with-spin-echo-sequence
#10
Jun-Ya Kaimori, Yoshitaka Isaka, Masaki Hatanaka, Satoko Yamamoto, Naotsugu Ichimaru, Akihiko Fujikawa, Hiroshi Shibata, Akira Fujimori, Sosuke Miyoshi, Takashi Yokawa, Kagayaki Kuroda, Toshiki Moriyama, Hiromi Rakugi, Shiro Takahara
Renal fibrosis (RF) is an indicator for progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Although diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the leading cause of CKD and end-stage renal disease in Western populations, the ability of MRI to evaluate RF in DN patients has not been determined. As a first step to identify possible MRI methods for RF evaluation, we examined the use of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) MRI to evaluate RF in a rat model of DN (SHR/NDmcr-cp(cp/cp): SHR/ND). The signal-to-noise ratio in DTI MRI was enhanced using a spin-echo sequence, and a special kidney attachment was developed for long-term stabilization...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720123/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-an-adult-human-population-serial-observations-from-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Kihei Yoneyama, Bharath A Venkatesh, David A Bluemke, Robyn L McClelland, João A C Lima
The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) is the first large-scale multi-ethnic population study in the U.S. to use advanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. MESA participants were free of cardiovascular disease at baseline between 2000 and 2002, and were followed up between 2009 and 2011 with repeated CMR examinations as part of MESA. CMR allows the clinician to visualize and accurately quantify volume and dimensions of all four cardiac chambers; measure systolic and diastolic ventricular function; assess myocardial fibrosis; assess vessel lumen size, vessel wall morphology, and vessel stiffness...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718917/proliferation-of-elastic-fibers-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-whole-slide-image-analysis-and-comparison-with-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis
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Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Kentaro Watanabe, Hiroshi Ishii, Hisako Kushima, Masaki Fujita, Kazuki Nabeshima
BACKGROUND: We occasionally encounter patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who have similar imaging patterns to pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) in the upper lung fields but are not diagnosed as PPFE clinically. The clinicopathological features and intrapulmonary distribution of elastic fibers and collagen fibers in these patients have not been fully elucidated. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with a clinical diagnosis of IPF and selected the consecutive patients who received autopsy or pneumonectomy for lung transplantation...
July 18, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718666/atrial-cardiopathy-a-mechanism-of-cryptogenic-stroke
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Shadi Yaghi, Hooman Kamel, Mitchell S V Elkind
Cryptogenic stroke accounts for approximately 30% of all ischemic strokes. Recently, atrial cardiopathy diagnosed by the presence of one of its serum, imaging, or electrocardiogram biomarkers has been shown to be associated with ischemic stroke, particularly of embolic subtypes. Areas covered: This paper aims to summarize data on occult atrial fibrillation and stroke, provide an overview on mechanisms, such as inflammation and fibrosis, of stroke in atrial cardiopathy, critically review data on biomarkers of atrial cardiopathy and their association with stroke, and suggest therapeutic implications, including directions for future research...
July 18, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717559/measuring-the-effect-of-a-western-diet-on-liver-tissue-architecture-by-flim-autofluorescence-and-harmonic-generation-microscopy
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Suman Ranjit, Alexander Dvornikov, Evgenia Dobrinskikh, Xiaoxin Wang, Yuhuan Luo, Moshe Levi, Enrico Gratton
The phasor approach to auto-fluorescence lifetime imaging was used to identify and characterize a long lifetime species (LLS) (~7.8 ns) in livers of mice fed with a Western diet. The size of the areas containing this LLS species depends on the type of diet and the size distribution shows Western diet has much larger LLS sizes. Combination of third harmonic generation images with FLIM identified the LLS species with fat droplets and the droplet size distribution was estimated. Second harmonic generation microscopy combined with phasor FLIM shows that there is an increase in fibrosis with a Western diet...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716007/silent-myocarditis-in-systemic-sclerosis-detected-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-using-lake-louise-criteria
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Sophie Mavrogeni, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Georgia Karabela, Efthymios Stavropoulos, Gikas Katsifis, John Raftakis, Sotiris Plastiras, Michel Noutsias, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by microvascular abnormalities, inflammation and fibrosis. We hypothesized that myocarditis may be diagnosed in asymptomatic SSc, undergoing routine cardio-vascular magnetic resonance (CMR) for fibrosis assessment, using the Lake Louise criteria: T2 ratio, early (EGE) and late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) images. METHODS: Eighty-two asymptomatic SSc, diagnosed according to American College of Rheumatology criteria, aged 43 ± 5 yrs...
July 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715949/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-assessing-renal-perfusion-impairment-and-predicting-acute-kidney-injury-to-chronic-kidney-disease-progression
#16
Wei Cao, Shuang Cui, Li Yang, Chunyi Wu, Jian Liu, Fang Yang, Youhua Liu, Jianping Bin, Fan Fan Hou
AIMS: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is increasingly recognized as a major risk factor leading to progression to chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the diagnostic tools for predicting AKI to CKD progression are particularly lacking. Here, we tested the utility of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for predicting progression to CKD after AKI by using both mild (20-minute) and severe (45-minute) bilateral renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) mice. RESULTS: Renal perfusion measured by CEUS reduced to 25%±7% and 14%±6% of the pre-ischemic levels in mild and severe AKI 1 hour after ischemia (P<0...
July 17, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709857/remodeling-of-the-transverse-tubular-system-after-myocardial-infarction-in-rabbit-correlates-with-local-fibrosis-a-potential-role-of-biomechanics
#17
REVIEW
T Seidel, A C Sankarankutty, F B Sachse
The transverse tubular system (t-system) of ventricular cardiomyocytes is essential for efficient excitation-contraction coupling. In cardiac diseases, such as heart failure, remodeling of the t-system contributes to reduced cardiac contractility. However, mechanisms of t-system remodeling are incompletely understood. Prior studies suggested an association with altered cardiac biomechanics and gene expression in disease. Since fibrosis may alter tissue biomechanics, we investigated the local microscopic association of t-system remodeling with fibrosis in a rabbit model of myocardial infarction (MI)...
July 11, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708894/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-spectroscopy-for-differential-assessment-of-liver-abnormalities-induced-by-opisthorchis-felineus-in-an-animal-model
#18
Alexandra G Pershina, Vladimir V Ivanov, Lina V Efimova, Oleg B Shevelev, Sergey V Vtorushin, Tatjana V Perevozchikova, Alexey E Sazonov, Ludmila M Ogorodova
BACKGROUND: European liver fluke Opisthorchis felineus, causing opisthorchiasis disease, is widespread in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and sporadically detected in the EU countries. O. felineus infection leads to hepatobiliary pathological changes, cholangitis, fibrosis and, in severe cases, malignant transformation of bile ducts. Due to absence of specific symptoms, the infection is frequently neglected for a long period. The association of opisthorchiasis with almost incurable bile duct cancer and rising international migration of people that increases the risk of the parasitic etiology of liver fibrosis in non-endemic regions determine high demand for development of approaches to opisthorchiasis detection...
July 14, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708494/relationship-between-echotextural-and-histomorphometric-characteristics-of-stallion-testes
#19
Malgorzata Pozor, Heather Morrissey, Valeria Albanese, Natalie Khouzam, Alexis Deriberprey, Margo L Macpherson, Audrey A Kelleman
The goal of this study was to investigate correlations between objective measures of testicular echotexture and histomorphometric attributes related to the histological composition of stallion testes. Fifty-four scrotal testes were obtained from three groups of stallions during routine castrations: colts <1 yr old (n = 18), young stallions 1-5 yrs old (n = 27), mature stallions > 5 yrs old (n = 9). In addition, two scrotal testes with degeneration, 16 retained inguinal and 10 retained abdominal testes were surgically obtained...
June 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707542/the-physiological-consequences-of-different-distributions-of-diffuse-pleural-thickening-on-ct-imaging
#20
Duneesha de Fonseka, Anthony Edey, Louise Stadon, Jason Viner, Michael Darby, Nick A Maskell
OBJECTIVES: Diffuse pleural thickening refers to extensive visceral pleural fibrosis, with adhesion formation to the parietal pleura, obliterating the pleural space. The radiological definition of DPT remains controversial with most literature requiring the presence of an obliterated costophrenic angle for defining DPT. We conducted a study to investigate the variable distributions of DPT and associated lung function deficit. METHODS: Eighty-five patients referred to a pleural clinic with suspected pleural thickening were screened for our study...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
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