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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090294/the-effects-of-pulmonary-vasodilating-agents-on-right-ventricular-parameters-in-severe-group-3-pulmonary-hypertension-a-pilot-study
#1
Takahiro Sato, Ichizo Tsujino, Ayako Sugimoto, Toshitaka Nakaya, Taku Watanabe, Hiroshi Ohira, Masaru Suzuki, Satoshi Konno, Noriko Oyama-Manabe, Masaharu Nishimura
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)-approved vasodilators improve right ventricular (RV) function in patients with PAH. However, whether PAH-approved drugs ameliorate RV morphology and function in lung disease-associated pulmonary hypertension (lung-PH) remains unclear. We aimed to prospectively evaluate the changes in RV volume and ejection fraction (RVEF) in 14 consecutive severe lung-PH patients treated with PAH-approved vasodilators. Severe lung-PH was defined as a mean pulmonary arterial pressure (MPAP) of ≥35 mmHg or an MPAP of ≥25 mmHg with a cardiac index (L/min/m(2)) of <2...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089570/use-of-augmented-reality-in-laparoscopic-gynecology-to-visualize-myomas
#2
Nicolas Bourdel, Toby Collins, Daniel Pizarro, Clement Debize, Anne-Sophie Grémeau, Adrien Bartoli, Michel Canis
OBJECTIVE: To report the use of augmented reality (AR) in gynecology. DESIGN: AR is a surgical guidance technology that enables important hidden surface structures to be visualized in endoscopic images. AR has been used for other organs, but never in gynecology and never with a very mobile organ like the uterus. We have developed a new AR approach specifically for uterine surgery and demonstrated its use for myomectomy. SETTING: Tertiary university hospital...
January 12, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089563/diagnostic-and-prognostic-relevance-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-electrophysiological-findings-in-acute-spinal-ischemia
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Dimitrios Artemis, Marc Wolf, Christian Blahak, Kristina Szabo, Michael G Hennerici, Marc Fatar
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to classify the rare entity of spontaneous spinal ischemia with clinical, magnetic resonance-tomographic, and electrophysiological parameters to determine criteria for outcome prediction. METHODS: We analyzed the stroke registry database of the University Hospital Mannheim, Germany, from 2004 to 2010 for patients with a diagnosis of vascular spinal cord ischemia. RESULTS: Ten patients were identified (mean age 65 years [range 50-83], 5 women)...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088759/how-accurate-are-accurate-force-fields-for-b-dna
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Pablo D Dans, Ivan Ivani, Adam Hospital, Guillem Portella, Carlos González, Modesto Orozco
Last generation of force-fields are raising expectations on the quality of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of DNA, as well as to the belief that theoretical models can substitute experimental ones in several cases. However these claims are based on limited benchmarks, where MD simulations have shown the ability to reproduce already existing 'experimental models', which in turn, have an unclear accuracy to represent DNA conformation in solution. In this work we explore the ability of different force-fields to predict the structure of two new B-DNA dodecamers, determined herein by means of (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)...
January 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078834/magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-of-patients-with-suspected-tuberculosis-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-sri-lanka
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A S Pallewatte, N A Wickramasinghe
Introduction: Spinal tuberculosis (TB) is a relatively common cause for spinal pathology in Sri Lanka and a common indication for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Objectives: The objective of the study was to describe the MRI imaging pattern of spinal TB in a series of patients. Methods: One hundred and nine patients with clinically confirmed spinal tuberculosis who had undergone MRI scans at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka from 2012-2016 were included in the study...
30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072961/-a-case-report-of-childhood-farber-s-disease-and-literature-review
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X H Bao, J M Tian, T Y Ji, X Z Chang
Objective: To explore the clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and the prognosis of Farber disease by case report and literature review. Method: The clinical information of a case with farber's disease diagnosed in October 2015 at Peking University First Hospital was collected and analyzed, including clinical manifestation, electrophysiology, magnetic resonance imaging, pathology, treatments and prognosis.ASAH1 gene mutational analysis was conducted in the patient and her parents.By using "Farber's disease, ASAH1" as keywords, literature was searched from Pubmed, CHKD and HGMD database from January 1951 to January 2016...
January 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072800/modified-percutaneous-lumbar-foraminoplasty-and-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-instrument-design-technique-notes-and-5-years-follow-up
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Zhen-Zhou Li, Shu-Xun Hou, Wei-Lin Shang, Ke-Ran Song, Hong-Liang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Conventional percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) with an "inside-outside" technique has 4.3% - 10.3% surgical failure rate, especially in central herniated discs (HDs), migrated HDs, and axillary type HDs. PELD with foraminoplasty has been used for complex HDs. Percutaneous lumbar foraminoplasty (PLF), which is performed with a trephine or bone reamer introduced over a guidewire without a protective working cannula in the original Tessys technique, can quickly cut the hypertrophied bony structure under fluoroscopic guidance, and risk injury to the exiting and traversing nerve roots...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072796/incidence-of-spontaneous-resorption-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-meta-analysis
#8
Ming Zhong, Jin-Tao Liu, Hong Jiang, Wen Mo, Peng-Fei Yu, Xiao-Chun Li, Rui Rui Xue
BACKGROUND: Lumbar disc herniation (LDH), a common disease, is often treated conservatively, frequently resulting in spontaneous resorption of the herniated disc. The incidence of this phenomenon, however, remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the incidence of spontaneous resorption after conservative treatment of LDH using computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis and systematic review of cohort studies...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072696/cerebroretinal-microangiopathy-with-calcifications-and-cysts-a-case-report
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Wenrui Xu, Jiuliang Zhao, Yicheng Zhu, Weihong Zhang
RATIONAL: Cerebroretinal microangiopathy with calcifications and cysts (CRMCC) is believed to be an autosomal recessive genetic disease, with disorders in multisystem organs. Its characteristic neurological disorders manifested on neuroimaging are a triad of leukoencephalopathy, intracranial calcifications, and parenchymal cysts. In this paper, we report a CRMCC patient with multisystem involvement, focusing on the neuroimaging features, to get a better understanding of the rare disease and improve our diagnostic ability...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071288/vulnerable-carotid-plaque-imaging-and-histopathology-without-a-dedicated-mri-receiver-coil
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Laura A Fitzpatrick, Nadav Berkovitz, Marlise P Dos Santos, Nevin Majeed, Rafael Glikstein, Santanu Chakraborty, John P Veinot, Grant Stotts, Alain Berthiaume, Robert Chatelain
Stroke is associated with vulnerable carotid artery plaques showing specific histopathologic features, namely a lipid-rich necrotic core, intraplaque hemorrhage, ulceration, and thin fibrous cap. While ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) can identify carotid plaques and determine the extent of stenosis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides further information regarding plaque composition and morphology. In this feasibility study, three patients with symptomatic, moderately stenosed plaques were imaged with CT angiography (CTA) and MRI (3T and 1...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070998/successful-treatment-of-accessory-breast-cancer-with-endocrine-therapy
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Chun-Xi Wang, Shu-Li Guo, Li-Na Han
Accessory breast cancers in males are extremely rare, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. In this paper, an 87-year-old male patient was diagnosed with an accessory breast cancer by means of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT), and immunohistochemistry based on needle biopsy, and has undergone successful resection and postoperative adjuvant endocrine therapy. He was the oldest male patient with an accessory breast cancer reported in the Chinese Hospital Knowledge Database and PubMed literature from 1975 to 2015...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069193/safety-of-ultrasound-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-ablation-for-diffuse-adenomyosis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yujie Feng, Liang Hu, Wenzhi Chen, Rong Zhang, Xi Wang, Jinyun Chen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety of ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation for patients with diffuse adenomyosis. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study. The data was collected from 417 symptomatic adenomyosis patients who underwent ultrasound-guided HIFU between January 2012 and December 2015 at 1st Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China. Among them were 260 patients with diffuse adenomyosis (Group D) and 157 patients with focal adenomyosis (Group F)...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068928/newly-recognized-cerebral-infarctions-on-postmortem-imaging-a-report-of-three-cases-with-systemic-infectious-disease
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Sakon Noriki, Kazuyuki Kinoshita, Kunihiro Inai, Toyohiko Sakai, Hirohiko Kimura, Takahiro Yamauchi, Masayuki Iwano, Hironobu Naiki
BACKGROUND: Postmortem imaging (PMI) refers to the imaging of cadavers by computed tomography (CT) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Three cases of cerebral infarctions that were not found during life but were newly recognized on PMI and were associated with severe systemic infections are presented. CASE PRESENTATIONS: An 81-year-old woman with a pacemaker and slightly impaired liver function presented with fever. Imaging suggested interstitial pneumonia and an iliopsoas abscess, and blood tests showed liver dysfunction and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)...
January 10, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067948/preoperative-assessment-of-lymph-node-metastasis-in-endometrial-cancer-a-korean-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
#14
Sokbom Kang, Joo-Hyun Nam, Duk-Soo Bae, Jae-Weon Kim, Moon-Hong Kim, Xiaojun Chen, Jae-Hong No, Jong-Min Lee, Jae-Hoon Kim, Hidemich Watari, Seok Mo Kim, Sung Hoon Kim, Seok Ju Seong, Ki Tae Kim, Seung Cheol Kim, Jong-Hyeok Kim, Myung-Cheol Lim, Jung-Yun Lee, Sang-Young Ryu, Bingyi Yang, Byoung-Gie Kim
BACKGROUND: Previously proposed criteria for preoperatively identifying endometrial cancer patients at low risk for lymph node metastasis remain to be verified. For this purpose, a prospective, multicenter observational study was performed. METHODS: Eligible patients with histologically confirmed endometrial cancer underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and serum cancer antigen 125 (CA 125) testing before surgery. The following criteria were used to identify low-risk patients: 1) endometrioid-type cancer, 2) no evidence of deep myometrial invasion on MRI, 3) no enlarged lymph nodes on MRI, 4) no suspicious metastasis out of the uterine corpus, and 5) serum CA 125 levels less than 35 U/mL...
January 1, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067584/short-segment-myelitis-as-a-first-manifestation-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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So-Young Huh, Su-Hyun Kim, Jae-Won Hyun, In Hye Jeong, Min Su Park, Sang-Hyun Lee, Ho Jin Kim
BACKGROUND: Some patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) present with spinal cord lesions extending fewer than three vertebral segments (short transverse myelitis, STM), hindering an early diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the frequency and imaging characteristics of STM lesions in patients presenting with myelitis as an initial manifestation of NMOSD. METHODS: Patients seen at three referral hospitals in Korea between June 2005 and March 2015 who met the following inclusion criteria were recruited for review: seropositivity for aquaporin-4 antibody, initial presentation with myelitis and spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed within 1 month of initial myelitis onset...
January 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066859/the-long-term-outcome-of-anti-tnf-alpha-therapy-in-perianal-crohn-s-disease
#16
J Rayen, T Currie, R B Gearry, F Frizelle, T Eglinton
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of anti-tumour necrosis factor alpha therapy in perianal Crohn's disease and identify factors predicting response to treatment. METHODS: Data from hospital clinical records and coding databases were retrospectively reviewed from a tertiary care hospital in Christchurch, New Zealand. The study included 75 adult patients with perianal Crohn's disease commenced on anti-tumour necrosis factor alpha therapy from January 2000 to December 2012...
January 9, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064396/efficient-removal-of-amoxicillin-and-paracetamol-from-aqueous-solutions-using-magnetic-activated-carbon
#17
Caroline Saucier, P Karthickeyan, V Ranjithkumar, Eder C Lima, Glaydson S Dos Reis, Irineu A S de Brum
Activated carbon (AC)/CoFe2O4 nanocomposites, MAC-1 and MAC-2, were prepared by a simple pyrolytic method using a mixture of iron(III)/cobalt(II) benzoates and iron(III)/cobalt(II) oxalates, respectively, and were used as efficient adsorbents for the removal of amoxicillin (AMX) and paracetamol (PCT) of aqueous effluents. The synthesized nanocomposites were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
January 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062861/incidence-locations-and-longitudinal-course-of-cerebral-microbleeds-in-european-moyamoya
#18
Holger Wenz, Ralf Wenz, Máté Maros, Gregory Ehrlich, Mansour Al-Zghloul, Christoph Groden, Alex Förster
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral microbleeds (cMBs) have previously been linked with especially high incidence in Asian patients with moyamoya together with high tendency to bleed. This, presumably, is characteristic of patients with moyamoya. Herein, we, therefore, investigate retrospectively the frequency, location, and longitudinal course of cMBs in a large German cohort. METHODS: We included all patients with moyamoya who underwent standard magnetic resonance imaging, including T2*-weighted images, in our department between 1998 and 2015...
January 6, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061487/thermal-induced-osteonecrosis-of-adjacent-vertebra-after-intradiscal-electrothermal-therapy
#19
Soonjoon Kim, Sun-Ho Lee, Eun-Sang Kim, Whan Eoh
A 42-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with complaints of low back pain and intermittent right thigh pain. Twelve weeks before admission, the patient received intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) at a local hospital. The patient still reported low back pain after the procedure that was managed with narcotic analgesics. Follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed, and his referring physician thought the likely diagnosis was spondylodiscitis at the L4-5 spinal segment with a small epidural abscess...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061454/cell-type-and-density-dependent-effect-of-1-t-static-magnetic-field-on-cell-proliferation
#20
Lei Zhang, Xinmiao Ji, Xingxing Yang, Xin Zhang
Increasing evidence shows that static magnetic fields (SMFs) can affect cell proliferation but mixed results have been reported. Here we systematically examined the effects of 1 T (Tesla) SMF, which is close to the SMF intensity that patients are exposed to MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanners in hospitals, for its effect on 15 different cell lines, including 12 human and 3 rodent cell lines. Our results show that 1 T SMF does not have apparent impact on cell cycle or cell death. However, at higher cell density, it reduced cell numbers in six out of seven solid human cancer cell lines...
January 4, 2017: Oncotarget
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