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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101172/adenosine-triphosphate-stress-99m-tc-methoxyisobutylisonitrile-gated-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-efficacy-in-diagnosing-stent-restenosis-following-coronary-stent-implantation
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Pengfei Zhang, Song Chen, Yang Li, Qiuhong Du, Lijuan Wang, Yingxian Sun, Yaming Li
Coronary stent restenosis rate following implantation is considerably high. The adenosine stress gated myocardial perfusion imaging (G-MPI) method has been widely used in the diagnosis, risk stratification and prognosis evaluation of coronary heart disease; however, the high cost of adenosine limits its clinical application. The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) stress (99m)Tc-methoxyisobutylisonitrile ((99m)Tc-MIBI) G-MPI for diagnosis in-stent restenosis following coronary stent implantation...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100944/ostomy-in-nontraumatic-conditions-our-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kenan Büyükaşık, Bünyamin Gürbulak, Emre Özoran, Yiğit Düzköylü, Esin Kabul Gürbulak, Aziz Arı, Hasan Bektaş
A number of nontraumatic acute abdomen can result in peritonitis leading to sepsis. In emergent conditions, various procedures like segmentary colectomy and/or subtotal colectomy with anastomosis, Hartmann's procedure, transverse colectomy, and/or expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement can be performed, considering the status of the patient and the facilitaties of the institution. In our study, we examined the cases diagnosed as acute abdomen without the history of trauma, which had lead to a procedure requiring colostomy...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094172/interval-changes-in-myocardial-performance-index-predict-outcome-in-severe-sepsis
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Junaid Nizamuddin, Feroze Mahmood, Avery Tung, Ariel Mueller, Samuel M Brown, Shahzad Shaefi, Michael O'Connor, Daniel Talmor, Sajid Shahul
OBJECTIVES: Septic cardiomyopathy is a well-described consequence of septic shock and is associated with increased sepsis-related mortality. The myocardial performance index (MPI), a parameter derived from echocardiographic tissue Doppler measurements, allows for a more sensitive assessment of global cardiac function than do traditional metrics for cardiac function. The authors hypothesized that changes in left ventricular MPI in patients with severe sepsis would be associated with a higher 90-day mortality...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090255/clinical-utility-of-echocardiography-for-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-in-children-with-bronchopulmonary-dsyplasia
#4
Young Earl Choi, Hwa Jin Cho, Eun Song Song, In Seok Jeong, Namsik Yoon, Young Youn Choi, Jae Sook Ma, Young Kuk Cho
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) may result in chronic pulmonary artery hypertension and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. Various echocardiographic assessments of RV dysfunction have been used to determine whether echocardiographic measurements of premature infants with BPD could provide sensitive measures of RV function that correlates with BPD severity. METHODS: Twenty-eight control subjects without BPD (non BPD group), 28 patients with mild BPD, 11 patients with moderate BPD, and six patients with severe BPD underwent echocardiograms with standard measurement such as ejection fraction by M-mode, tricuspid regurgitation pressure gradient, myocardial performance index (MPI) derived from pulse Doppler, and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) measurements...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078574/assessment-of-the-fate-of-myocardial-necrosis-by-serial-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Francesco Nudi, Natale Di Belardino, Annamaria Pinto, Enrica Procaccini, Giandomenico Neri, Orazio Schillaci, Fabrizio Tomai, Giacomo Frati, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
BACKGROUND: Myocardial necrosis after myocardial infarction (MI) is common; extent and severity are however variable. The pattern is recognized by myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) as fixed perfusion defects (FPD). The fate of such FPD is not well appraised. This study addressed this important issue in a large number of patients undergoing serial MPI in relation to type of intervening therapy. METHODS: Patients with prior MI or MPI-evidence of myocardial necrosis undergoing serial MPI without intervening acute coronary syndromes were included...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077904/regadenoson-in-myocardial-perfusion-study-first-institutional-experiences-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
#6
Nermina Beslic, Renata Milardovic, Amera Sadija, Sejla Ceric, Zeljka Raic
INTRODUCTION: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is widely used in the evaluation of known and suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Imaging of heart in stress and rest enables the comparison of myocardial uptake of radiotracer in proportion to the needs and coronary flow, which is used for detection of perfusion defects. Exercise stress and pharmacologic agents are used for the stressing purpose. Novel pharmacologic stressor regadenoson is A2A selective adenosine agonist, which selectively binds to the adenosine receptors in coronary arteries causing coronary dilatation...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069301/future-water-availability-in-the-largest-freshwater-mediterranean-lake-is-at-great-risk-as-evidenced-from-simulations-with-the-swat-model
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Tuba Bucak, Dennis Trolle, Hans Estrup Andersen, Hans Thodsen, Şeyda Erdoğan, Eti E Levi, Nur Filiz, Erik Jeppesen, Meryem Beklioğlu
Inter- and intra-annual water level fluctuations and changes in water flow regime are intrinsic characteristics of Mediterranean lakes. Additionally, considering climate change projections for the water-limited Mediterranean region, increased air temperatures and decreased precipitation are anticipated, leading to dramatic declines in lake water levels as well as severe water scarcity problems. The study site, Lake Beyşehir, the largest freshwater lake in the Mediterranean basin, is - like other Mediterranean lakes - threatened by climatic changes and over-abstraction of water for irrigated crop farming...
January 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065231/impact-of-myocardial-bridge-mural-coronary-artery-on-myocardial-blood-supply
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Xin-Bin Zhao, Yu Fu, Xiao-Bo Dong, Zhi Qi
Objective To explore the impact of myocardial bridge-mural coronary artery (MB-MCA) on myocardial blood supply. Methods The imaging data of 74 patients with the isolate MB in the left anterior descending artery undergoing 256-slice CT coronary angiography and myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) were retrospectively analyzed. The subjects were divided into incomplete and complete MB types. The length of MB and the systolic stenosis degree of MCA were measured.The type and length of MB and the systolic stenosis degree of MCA (according to Noble grade) were compared between the normal and abnormal MPI groups...
December 20, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060771/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-comparison-of-a-tailored-magnetic-particle-imaging-blood-pool-tracer-with-resovist
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Michael Gerhard Kaul, Tobias Mummert, Caroline Jung, Johannes Salamon, Amit Khandhar, R Matthew Ferguson, Scott Kemp, Harald Ittrich, Kannan Krishnan, Gerhard Adam, Tobias Knopp
Optimizing tracers for individual imaging techniques is an active field of research. The purpose of this study was to perform in vitro and in vivo magnetic particle imaging (MPI) measurements using a new monodisperse and size-optimized tracer, LS-008, and to compare it with the performance of Resovist, the standard MPI tracer. In vitro measurements were performed in concerns of concentration and amount of tracer in a phantom. In vivo studies were carried out in healthy FVB mice. The first group (n=3) received 60µL LS-008 (87mM) and the second (n=3) diluted Resovist of the same concentration and volume...
January 6, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059427/evaluation-of-peg-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-blood-pool-tracers-for-preclinical-magnetic-particle-imaging
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A P Khandhar, P Keselman, S J Kemp, R M Ferguson, P W Goodwill, S M Conolly, K M Krishnan
Superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles with optimized and well-characterized properties are critical for Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI). MPI is a novel in vivo imaging modality that promises to integrate the speed of X-ray CT, safety of MRI and sensitivity of PET. Since SPIOs are the source of MPI signal, both the core and surface properties must be optimized to enable efficient in vivo imaging with pharmacokinetics tailored for specific imaging applications. Existing SPIOs like Resovist (ferucarbotran) provide a suboptimal MPI signal, and further limit MPI's in vivo utility due to rapid systemic clearance...
January 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056102/magnetic-particle-imaging-mpi-experimental-quantification-of-vascular-stenosis-using-stationary-stenosis-phantoms
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Sarah Vaalma, Jürgen Rahmer, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Robert L Duschka, Jörn Borgert, Jörg Barkhausen, Florian M Vogt, Julian Haegele
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is able to provide high temporal and good spatial resolution, high signal-to-noise ratio and sensitivity. Furthermore, it is a truly quantitative method as its signal strength is proportional to the concentration of its tracer, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs). Because of that, MPI is proposed to be a promising future method for cardiovascular imaging. Here, an interesting application may be the quantification of vascular pathologies like stenosis by utilizing the proportionality of the SPIO concentration and the MPI signal strength...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050863/incremental-prognostic-value-of-spect-mpi-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-reclassification-analysis
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Amjad M Ahmed, Waqas T Qureshi, Wesley T O'Neal, Fatima Khalid, Mouaz H Al-Mallah
BACKGROUND: Traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors have limited predictive value of CV mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD, creatinine clearance less than 60 mL/minute per 1.73 m(2)). The aim of this study was to evaluate incremental and independent prognostic value of single-photon emission computerized tomography-myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT-MPI) across continuum of renal function. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 11,518 (mean age, 65 ± 12 years; 52% were men) patients referred for a clinical indication of SPECT-MPI between April 2004 and May 2009...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048381/su-f-p-41-iomp-new-professional-journal-medical-physics-international-initial-results
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S Tabakov, P Sprawls
PURPOSE: The number of professional and educational sessions and presentations at World Congresses (WC) doubled during the past 12 years. Alongside this, many new e-learning and related initiatives underpinned the global growth of medical physicists. A number of meetings discussed the need of an international forum to discuss medical physics education and professional development. In 2013 IOMP initiated a new Journal for the purpose - MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL (MPI) - a free access e-publication (www...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042437/efficacy-of-a-new-implant-abutment-connection-to-minimize-microbial-contamination-an-in-vitro-study
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G E Mancini, A B Gianni', F Cura, Z Ormanier, F Carinci
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Ditron implants abutment connection (IAC) to sealing the gap between two pieces. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To identify the efficacy of a new IAC, the passage of genetically modified bacteria across IAC was evaluated. A total of five Ditron Implants were used. All implants were immerged in a bacterial culture for forty-eight hours and then bacteria amount was measured inside and outside IAC with Real-time PCR...
July 2016: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038799/the-role-of-myocardial-performance-index-in-assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-valvular-mitral-regurgitation
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Muataz Fawzi Hussein, Samirra Rashid Jabbar Al-Mayahi, Samar I Essa
BACKGROUND: Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the most commonly encountered valve lesion in modern clinical practice. Severe mitral regurgitation may cause systolic dysfunction. Left ventricular ejection fraction may not be an accurate measurement of LV function in patients with mitral insufficiency. Myocardial performance index (MPI) is a simple non invasive measure of myocardial function. METHODS: The study involved 50 patients with valvular mitral regurgitation and 50 healthy subjects as a control group...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035904/in-vivo-liver-visualizations-with-magnetic-particle-imaging-based-on-the-calibration-measurement-approach
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Jan Dieckhoff, Michael Kaul, Tobias Mummert, Caroline Jung, Johannes Salamon, Gerhard Adam, Tobias Knopp, Frank Ludwig, Christoph Balceris, Harald Ittrich
Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) facilitates the rapid determination of three-dimensional in vivo magnetic nanoparticle distributions. In this work, liver MPI following intravenous injections of ferucarbotran (Resovist®) was studied. The image reconstruction was based on a calibration measurement, the so called system function. The application of an enhanced system function sample reflecting the particle mobility and aggregation status of ferucarbotran resulted in significantly improved image reconstructions...
December 30, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032913/correction-of-hysteretic-respiratory-motion-in-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-simulation-and-patient-studies
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Paul K R Dasari, Arda Könik, P Hendrik Pretorius, Karen L Johnson, William P Segars, Mohammed S Shazeeb, Michael A King
PURPOSE: Amplitude based respiratory gating is known to capture the extent of respiratory motion (RM) accurately but results in residual motion in the presence of respiratory hysteresis. In our previous study, we proposed and developed a novel approach to account for respiratory hysteresis by applying the Bouc-Wen (BW) model of hysteresis to external surrogate signals of anterior / posterior motion of the abdomen and chest with respiration. In this work using simulated and clinical SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) studies, we investigate the effects of respiratory hysteresis and evaluate the benefit of correcting it using the proposed BW model in comparison with the abdomen signal typically employed clinically...
December 29, 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032621/combining-magnetic-particle-imaging-and-magnetic-fluid-hyperthermia-in-a-theranostic-platform
#18
Daniel W Hensley, Zhi Wei Tay, Rohan Dhavalikar, Bo Zheng, Patrick Goodwill, Carlos Rinaldi, Steven Conolly
Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is a rapidly developing molecular and cellular imaging modality. Magnetic fluid hyperthermia (MFH) is a promising therapeutic approach where magnetic nanoparticles are used as a conduit for targeted energy deposition, such as in hyperthermia induction and drug delivery. The physics germane to and exploited by MPI and MFH are similar, and the same particles can be used effectively for both. Consequently, the method of signal localization by using gradient fields in MPI can also be used to spatially localize MFH, allowing for spatially selective heating deep in the body and generally providing greater control and flexibility in MFH...
December 29, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027025/fall-armyworm-associated-gut-bacteria-modulate-plant-defense-responses
#19
Flor E Acevedo, Michelle Peiffer, Ching-Wen Tan, Bruce A Stanley, Anne Stanley, Jie Wang, Asher G Jones, Kelli Hoover, Cristina Rosa, Dawn S Luthe, Gary Felton
Mechanical damage caused by insect feeding along with components present in their saliva and oral secretions are known to induce JA-mediated defense responses in plants. This study investigated the effects of bacteria from oral secretions of the fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, on herbivore induced defenses in tomato and maize plants. Using culture-dependent methods, we identified seven different bacterial isolates, belonging to the family Enterobacteriacea, from the oral secretions of field-collected caterpillars...
December 27, 2016: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025263/quantitative-plaque-features-from-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-to-identify-regional-ischemia-by-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Mariana Diaz-Zamudio, Tobias A Fuchs, Piotr Slomka, Yuka Otaki, Reza Arsanjani, Heidi Gransar, Guido Germano, Daniel S Berman, Philipp A Kaufmann, Damini Dey
AIMS: We aimed to investigate whether quantitative plaque features measured from coronary CT angiography (CCTA) predict ischemia by myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging (MPI). METHODS AND RESULTS: Hundred and eighty-four consecutive patients (63% males) with suspected-coronary artery disease, undergoing hybrid CCTA, and attenuation corrected solid state (99m)Tc stress/rest MPI and single vessel ischemia were considered. Quantitative analysis of CCTA derived non-calcified plaque (NCP), low-density NCP [< 30 Hounsfield Units (HU)] (LDNCP), calcified and total plaque burdens (%, normalized to vessel volume), maximum diameter stenosis and contrast density difference (CD, maximum difference in HU/lumen area within lesion)...
December 26, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
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