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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782657/phantom-clinical-and-texture-indices-evaluation-and-optimization-of-a-penalized-likelihood-image-reconstruction-method-q-clear-on-a-bgo-pet-ct-scanner
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Gabriel Reynés-Llompart, Cristina Gámez-Cenzano, José Luís Vercher-Conejero, Aida Sabaté-Llobera, Nahúm Calvo-Malvar, Josep M Martí-Climent
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the behavior of a penalized-likelihood image reconstruction method (Q.Clear) under different count statistics and lesion-to-background ratios (LBR) on a BGO scanner, in order to obtain an optimum penalization factor (β value) to study and optimize for different acquisition protocols and clinical goals. METHODS: Both phantom and patient images were evaluated. Data from an image quality phantom were acquired using different Lesion-to-Background ratios and acquisition times...
May 21, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782242/case-254-posttraumatic-migrating-fat-embolus-causing-fat-emboli-syndrome
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Sébastien Molière, Stéphane Kremer, Guillaume Bierry
History An otherwise healthy 18-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with a closed displaced fracture of the left femoral shaft ( Fig 1 ) after a high-velocity motorbike accident. At admission, other physical examination findings were unremarkable. Initial unenhanced and contrast material-enhanced (120 mL of Iomeron 400; Bracco Imaging, Milan, Italy) computed tomography (CT) was performed in the arterial and venous phases from the head to the knees. No abnormalities were noted in the brain or chest at initial CT...
June 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781194/paraneoplastic-autoimmune-encephalitis-associated-with-pleomorphic-lung-carcinoma-an-autopsy-case-report
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Takashi Ando, Yoji Goto, Kazuo Mano, Fumio Nomura, Masako Kurashige, Masafumi Ito, Maya Mimuro, Yasushi Iwasaki, Masahisa Katsuno, Mari Yoshida
A 64-year-old man was admitted with acute onset disturbed consciousness. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed pleocytosis and elevated protein, with negative cultures and PCR. Serum antibodies for autoimmune encephalitis were also negative. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was unremarkable, but whole-body CT scan showed a tumor in the left lower lung lobe. Bronchial brush cytology demonstrated clusters of malignant cells, and 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography showed multiple lesions and increased uptake in the lung tumor...
May 20, 2018: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780296/metal-artifact-reduction-for-orthopedic-implants-brain-ct-angiography-in-patients-with-intracranial-metallic-implants
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Leonard Sunwoo, Sun-Won Park, Jung Hyo Rhim, Yeonah Kang, Young Seob Chung, Young-Je Son, Soo Chin Kim
Background: The purpose of this study was to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate the effects of a metal artifact reduction for orthopedic implants (O-MAR) for brain computed tomographic angiography (CTA) in patients with aneurysm clips and coils. Methods: The study included 36 consecutive patients with 47 intracranial metallic implants (42 aneurysm clips, 5 coils) who underwent brain CTA. The computed tomographic images with and without the O-MAR were independently reviewed both quantitatively and qualitatively by two reviewers...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780226/cerebral-border-zone-infarction-an-etiological-study
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Tarek Mohammed El-Gammal, Wafik Said Bahnasy, Osama Abd Allah Ragab, Ayman Mohammed Al-Malt
Background: Border zone infarcts (BZI) are ischemic lesions at the junction between two main arterial territories which may be either cortical or internal BZI. Methods: This study was conducted on 76 cerebral BZI patients and 20 healthy control subjects. Patients were divided to group I included 26 internal BZI, group II included 19 cortical BZI and group III included 21 mixed internal/cortical BZI patients. Included subjects were submitted to neurological examination, laboratory investigations, ECG, echocardiogram, brain CT and/or MRI and extra and intracranial blood vessels imaging by duplex and CT angiography...
2018: Egypt J Neurol Psychiatr Neurosurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780118/a-10-year-follow-up-study-of-a-japanese-family-with-ferroportin-disease-a-mild-iron-overload-with-mild-hyperferritinemia-co-occurring-with-hyperhepcidinemia-may-be-benign
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Hisao Hayashi, Motoyoshi Yano, Naohito Urawa, Akane Mizutani, Shima Hamaoka, Jun Araki, Yuji Kojima, Yutaka Naito, Ayako Kato, Yasuaki Tatsumi, Koichi Kato
This is a 10-year follow-up study of a family with ferroportin disease A. The proband, a 59-year-old man showed no noteworthy findings with the exception of an abnormal iron level. The proband's 90-year-old father showed reduced abilities in gait and cognition; however, with the exception of his iron level, his biochemistry results were almost normal. Brain imaging showed age-matched atrophy and iron deposition. In both patients, the serum levels of ferritin and hepcidin25, and liver CT scores declined over a 10-year period...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776403/rostral-cranial-fossa-as-a-site-for-cerebrospinal-fluid-drainage-volumetric-studies-in-dog-breeds-of-different-size-and-morphotype
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Wojciech Sokołowski, Norbert Czubaj, Michał Skibniewski, Karolina Barszcz, Marta Kupczyńska, Wojciech Kinda, Zdzisław Kiełbowicz
BACKGROUND: Hydrocephalus is a multifactorial condition, whose aetiology is not fully understood. Congenital hydrocephalus frequently occurs in small and brachycephalic dog breeds. Although it is widely accepted that the cribriform plate located in the rostral cranial fossa (RCF) is a site of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage, the RCF has not been studied extensively. Literature reports indicate that a decreased caudal cranial fossa (CCF) volume in the course of the Chiari-like malformation may obstruct CSF circulation...
May 18, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775090/evaluation-of-management-and-guideline-adherence-in-children-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Merel C Broers, Jikke-Mien F Niermeijer, Irene A W Kotsopoulos, Hester F Lingsma, Jos F M Bruinenberg, Coriene E Catsman-Berrevoets
AIM: To evaluate the management and guideline adherence in children with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) in emergency departments (ED) in the Netherlands. METHODS: A multicentre cohort study was conducted, including children younger than 18 years with MTBI who presented within 24 hours after trauma in the ED of hospitals in the southwest region of the Netherlands, in 2014. Primary outcome measures for management were percentages of performed computed tomography (CT) scans and hospital admissions...
May 18, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774379/-agenesis-of-the-corpus-callosum
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J M Lieb, F J Ahlhelm
CLINICAL ISSUE: Agenesis of the corpus callosum is reported to have an incidence of about 1:4000 live births. In 30-45% of cases, genetic etiologies can be identified, e. g., 10% chromosomal anomalies and 20-35% genetic syndromes. Environmental factors like fetal alcohol syndrome are also known to be prone to callosal agenesis. Callosal agenesis can be complete or partial and can be isolated or associated with other central nervous system (CNS) anomalies (e. g., cortical developmental disorders, callosal lipoma, intracranial cysts) or extra-CNS anomalies (e...
May 17, 2018: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774196/common-carotid-artery-dissection-in-multiple-extracranial-injury-a-case-report
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Jin Sang Kil, Mi Kyung Lee, Ki Seong Eom
Traumatic common carotid artery dissection (CCAD) is rare. To our knowledge, only 14 case reports have described traumatic CCAD previously. Here, we report a case of CCAD in a patient with severe trauma. A 50-year-old man was lying on the road after drinking alcohol when a car drove over him. Computed tomography (CT) revealed multiple rib fractures with hemopneumothorax, lung contusion, flail chest, large amount of hematoma with bladder rupture, and fractures on the C6 spinous process, sacral ala, iliac bone, and pubic ramus...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774195/development-of-delayed-acute-subdural-hematoma-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-report
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Soon O Hong, Dong Soo Kang, Min Ho Kong, Se Youn Jang, Jung Hee Kim, Kwan Young Song
We report a case involving the development of a delayed acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) after trauma, with the absence of any abnormal radiological and clinical findings at initial examination. A 54-year-old male visited the emergency department after a minor trauma. The patient only complained of mild headache after head injury. He presented no abnormal findings on neurological examination, and brain computed tomography (CT) did not show any intracranial lesion or skull fractures. However, he developed seizure with disorientation eight hours after trauma, and ASDH with midline shift was found during a follow-up CT...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771286/local-cortical-gyrification-is-increased-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-but-decreases-rapidly-in-adolescents
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Jiwandeep S Kohli, Mikaela K Kinnear, Christopher H Fong, Inna Fishman, Ruth A Carper, Ralph-Axel Müller
Extensive MRI evidence indicates early brain overgrowth in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Local gyrification may reflect the distribution and timing of aberrant cortical expansion in ASDs. We examined MRI data from (Study 1) 64 individuals with ASD and 64 typically developing (TD) controls (7-19 years), and from (Study 2) an independent sample from the Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (n = 31/group). Local Gyrification Index (lGI), cortical thickness (CT), and surface area (SA) were measured. In Study 1, differences in lGI (ASD > TD) were found in left parietal and temporal and right frontal and temporal regions...
May 16, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769511/an-elderly-lady-with-neurobrucellosis-and-multiple-co-morbid-conditions
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M N Islam
Neurobrucellosis is a rare (1.7-7.0% of prevalence) neurological complication of brucellosis which has neither a typical clinical picture nor specific cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings and mimics other neurological disorders leading to clinical diagnostic dilemmas. This study describes one elderly patient of neurobrucellosis with fever, irrelevant behavior, sweating, fatigue, drowsiness, neck stiffness inability to speak and reduced activity for about 10 days hailing from Beanibazar, Sylhet, Bangladesh admitted in Mount Adora Hospital, Sylhet, Bangladesh on 16th October 2016...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769483/association-between-serum-apolipoprotein-b-and-acute-ischaemic-stroke
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M S Islam, M J Uddin, M Bhattacharjee, M N Farzana, R K Talukder, M A Rahman, M Mohsin, M A Rouf, H Pandit, M R Karim, R Ara, S Akhter, G Saha, M Oliullah, M S Ali, R Parveen
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in developed as well as developing countries like Bangladesh. There is a crucial need to identify additional risk factors that are easily measurable and treatable in general population. Role of serum lipids, lipoproteins and lipoprotein related variables in the prediction of stroke is less clear. Abnormalities in plasma lipoproteins are the most firmly established and best understood risk factors for atherosclerosis and they are probable risk factors for ischaemic stroke, largely by their link to atherosclerosis...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769199/metabolic-imaging-of-the-human-brain-with-hyperpolarized-13c-pyruvate-demonstrates-13c-lactate-production-in-brain-tumor-patients
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Vesselin Z Miloushev, Kristin L Granlund, Rostislav Boltyanskiy, Serge K Lyashchenko, Lisa M DeAngelis, Ingo K Mellinghoff, Cameron W Brennan, Viviane Tabar, T Jonathan Yang, Andrei I Holodny, Ramon E Sosa, YanWei W Guo, Albert P Chen, James Tropp, Fraser Robb, Kayvan R Keshari
Hyperpolarized (HP) magnetic resonance imaging using [1-13C] pyruvate is a novel method that can characterize energy metabolism in the human brain and brain tumors. Here we present the first dynamically acquired human brain HP 13C metabolic spectra and spatial metabolite maps in cases of both untreated and recurrent tumors. In vivo production of HP lactate from HP pyruvate by tumors was indicative of altered cancer metabolism, while production of HP lactate in the entire brain was likely due to baseline metabolism...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768294/a-pilot-study-to-reduce-computed-tomography-utilization-for-pediatric-mild-head-injury-in-the-emergency-department-using-a-clinical-decision-support-tool-and-a-structured-parent-discussion-tool
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Rakesh S Engineer, Seth R Podolsky, Baruch S Fertel, Purva Grover, Heather Jimenez, Erin L Simon, Courtney M Smalley
INTRODUCTION: The American College of Emergency Physicians embarked on the "Choosing Wisely" campaign to avoid computed tomographic (CT) scans in patients with minor head injury who are at low risk based on validated decision rules. We hypothesized that a Pediatric Mild Head Injury Care Path could be developed and implemented to reduce inappropriate CT utilization with support of a clinical decision support tool (CDST) and a structured parent discussion tool. METHODS: A quality improvement project was initiated for 9 weeks to reduce inappropriate CT utilization through 5 interventions: (1) engagement of leadership, (2) provider education, (3) incorporation of a parent discussion tool to guide discussion during the emergency department (ED) visit between the parent and the provider, (4) CDST embedded in the electronic medical record, and (5) importation of data into the note to drive compliance...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766613/cortical-thickness-estimations-of-freesurfer-and-the-cat12-toolbox-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-and-healthy-controls
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Rene Seiger, Sebastian Ganger, Georg S Kranz, Andreas Hahn, Rupert Lanzenberger
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Automated cortical thickness (CT) measurements are often used to assess gray matter changes in the healthy and diseased human brain. The FreeSurfer software is frequently applied for this type of analysis. The computational anatomy toolbox (CAT12) for SPM, which offers a fast and easy-to-use alternative approach, was recently made available. METHODS: In this study, we compared region of interest (ROI)-wise CT estimations of the surface-based FreeSurfer 6 (FS6) software and the volume-based CAT12 toolbox for SPM using 44 elderly healthy female control subjects (HC)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766126/factor-viia-administration-in-traumatic-brain-injury-an-aast-mitc-propensity-score-analysis
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Sarah Lombardo, D Millar, Gregory J Jurkovich, Raul Coimbra, Ram Nirula
Background: Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) has been used off-label as an adjunct in the reversal of warfarin therapy and management of hemorrhage after trauma. Only a handful of these reports are rigorous studies, from which results regarding safety and effectiveness have been mixed. There remains no clear consensus as to the role of rFVIIa in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: Eleven level 1 trauma centers provided clinical data and head CT scans of patients with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of ≤13 and radiographic evidence of TBI...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766124/routine-repeat-head-ct-may-not-be-necessary-for-patients-with-mild-tbi
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Claire B Rosen, Diego D Luy, Molly R Deane, Thomas M Scalea, Deborah M Stein
Background: Routine repeat cranial CT (RHCT) is standard of care for CT-verified traumatic brain injury (TBI). Despite mixed evidence, those with mild TBI are subject to radiation and expense from serial CT scans. Thus, we investigated the necessity and utility of RHCT for patients with mild TBI. We hypothesized that repeat head CT in these patients would not alter patient care or outcomes. Methods: We retrospectively studied patients suffering from mild TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score 13-15) and treated at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center from November 2014 through January 2015...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765818/targeted-epidural-blood-patch-treatment-for-refractory-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-in-china
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Fei-Fang He, Li Li, Min-Jun Liu, Tai-Di Zhong, Qiao-Wei Zhang, Xiang-Ming Fang
Objective  An epidural blood patch (EBP) is the mainstay of treatment for refractory spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH). We evaluated the treatment efficacy of targeted EBP in refractory SIH. Methods  All patients underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with contrast and heavily T2-weighted spine MRI. Whole spine computed tomography (CT) myelography with non-ionic contrast was performed in 46 patients, and whole spine MR myelography with intrathecal gadolinium was performed in 119 patients...
June 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
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