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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934363/sex-related-differences-in-the-risk-factors-for-in-hospital-mortality-and-outcomes-of-ischemic-stroke-patients-in-rural-areas-of-taiwan
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Cheung-Ter Ong, Yi-Sin Wong, Sheng-Feng Sung, Chi-Shun Wu, Yung-Chu Hsu, Yu-Hsiang Su, Ling-Chien Hung
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sex-related differences in the clinical presentation and outcomes of stroke patients are issues that have attracted increased interest from the scientific community. The present study aimed to investigate sex-related differences in the risk factors for in-hospital mortality and outcome in ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: A total of 4278 acute ischemic stroke patients admitted to a stroke unit between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2014 were included in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913731/inter-and-intra-observer-reproducibility-of-quantitative-analysis-for-fp-cit-spect-in-patients-with-dlb
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Atsutaka Okizaki, Michihiro Nakayama, Kaori Nakajima, Takayuki Katayama, Takahiro Uno, Fumiyoshi Morikawa, Juichiro Naoe, Koji Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Dopamine transporter single photon emission CT (DAT-SPECT) is useful in the evaluation of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The specific binding ratio (SBR) is an index to measure DAT density. However, poorly reproducible cases are occasionally experienced in clinical practice. We hypothesized that distance-weighted histogram (DWH) may be useful to improve the reproducibility of SBR. The purpose of this study was to investigate inter- and intra-observer reproducibility of SBR with conventional and DWH methods, and to visually evaluate the precision in reference voxel of interest (VOI) definition using these methods...
September 14, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840133/whole-body-distribution-of-donepezil-as-an-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitor-after-oral-administration-in-normal-human-subjects-a-11-c-donepezil-pet-study
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Ikuko Mochida, Eku Shimosegawa, Yasukazu Kanai, Sadahiro Naka, Keiko Matsunaga, Kayako Isohashi, Genki Horitsugi, Tadashi Watabe, Hiroki Kato, Jun Hatazawa
OBJECTIVES: It is difficult to investigate the whole-body distribution of an orally administered drug by means of positron emission tomography (PET), owing to the short physical half-life of radionuclides, especially when (11)C-labeled compounds are tested. Therefore, we aimed to examine the whole-body distribution of donepezil (DNP) as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor by means of (11)C-DNP PET imaging, combined with the oral administration of pharmacological doses of DNP. METHODS: We studied 14 healthy volunteers, divided into group A (n=4) and group B (n=10)...
2017: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837829/precuneus-abnormalities-in-middle-aged-to-older-adults-with-depressive-symptoms-an-analysis-of-bdi-ii-symptom-dimensions
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Sarah M Szymkowicz, Vonetta M Dotson, Molly E McLaren, Liselotte De Wit, Deirdre M O'Shea, Francis T Talty, Andrew O'Shea, Eric C Porges, Ronald A Cohen, Adam J Woods
We recently reported age-related increases in left precuneus cortical thickness (CT) in older adults with elevated total depressive symptoms. However, it is unclear whether abnormalities in precuneus surface area (SA) are also evident and whether specific symptom dimensions of depression moderated age effects on these measurements. Seventy-three adults completed the Beck Depression Inventory - 2nd edition (BDI-II) and underwent structural neuroimaging. Measures of CT and SA were extracted from the right and left precuneus via FreeSurfer...
October 30, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780827/-imaging-diagnosis-of-95-cases-of-moderate-and-severe-acute-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
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N N Hao, C Tian, K X Lian, T Han, S Jin
Objective: To explore the difference of radiological imaging features of delayed encephalopathy after carbon monoxide poisoning (DECMP) and acute carbon monoxide poisoning (ACMP) , and the correlation between the imaging findings and clinical prognosis of the disease. Methods: The correlation between imaging findings and clinical manifestations and prognosis of 95 patients with moderate and severe acute carbon monoxide poisoning were retrospectively analyzed. In the above 95 cases, there were 62 cases of ACMP and 33 cases of DEACMP...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766885/technical-note-construction-of-heterogeneous-head-phantom-for-quality-control-in-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Mohsen Najafi, Javad Teimouri, Alireza Shirazi, Ghazaleh Geraily, Mahbod Esfahani, Mostafa Shafaei
PURPOSE: Stereotactic radiosurgery is a high precision modality for conformally delivering high doses of radiation to the brain lesion with a large dose volume. Several studies for the quality control of this technique were performed to measure the dose delivered to the target with a homogenous head phantom and some dosimeters. Some studies were also performed with one or two instances of heterogeneity in the head phantom to measure the dose delivered to the target. But these studies assumed the head as a sphere and simple shape heterogeneity...
August 2, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745443/discrimination-between-patients-with-mild-alzheimer-s-disease-and-healthy-subjects-based-on-cerebral-blood-flow-images-of-the-lateral-views-in-xenon-enhanced-computed-tomography
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Shigeru Sase, Homaro Yamamoto, Ena Kawashima, Xin Tan, Yutaka Sawa
BACKGROUND: Quantitative cerebral blood flow (CBF) measurement is expected to help early detection of functional abnormalities caused by Alzheimer's disease (AD) and enable AD treatment to begin in its early stages. Recently, a technique of layer analysis was reported that allowed CBF to be analyzed from the outer to inner layers of the brain. The aim of this work was to develop methods for discriminating between patients with mild AD and healthy subjects based on CBF images of the lateral views created with the layer analysis technique in xenon-enhanced computed tomography...
July 26, 2017: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705930/influence-of-attenuation-correction-by-brain-perfusion-spect-ct-simulated-abnormal-bone-structure-comparison-between-chang-and-ct-methods
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Takayuki Shibutani, Masahisa Onoguchi, Nanako Miyamoto, Yasushi Yamamoto, Seigo Kinuya
Introduction: Brain perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) has physical phenomena such as attenuation, scatter, and degradation of resolution that impair accuracy on data acquisition. Chang and computed tomography (CT) methods have spread application for attenuation correction (AC) and indicate the utility of AC using a brain phantom without a bone or with a normal bone structure. However, non-uniform AC of an abnormal bone structure such as postoperative bone defect following burr-hole surgery has not yet evaluated...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671660/acute-and-chronic-models-of-hyperglycemia-in-zebrafish-a-method-to-assess-the-impact-of-hyperglycemia-on-neurogenesis-and-the-biodistribution-of-radiolabeled-molecules
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Anne-Claire Dorsemans, Christian Lefebvre d'Hellencourt, Imade Ait-Arsa, Emmanuelle Jestin, Olivier Meilhac, Nicolas Diotel
Hyperglycemia is a major health issue that leads to cardiovascular and cerebral dysfunction. For instance, it is associated with increased neurological problems after stroke and is shown to impair neurogenic processes. Interestingly, the adult zebrafish has recently emerged as a relevant and useful model to mimic hyperglycemia/diabetes and to investigate constitutive and regenerative neurogenesis. This work provides methods to develop zebrafish models of hyperglycemia to explore the impact of hyperglycemia on brain cell proliferation under homeostatic and brain repair conditions...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581364/positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-features-of-monomorphic-epitheliotropic-intestinal-t-cell-lymphoma
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Thomas S Y Chan, Elaine Lee, Pek-Lan Khong, Eric W C Tse, Yok-Lam Kwong
OBJECTIVE: To define the positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) features of monomorphic epitheliotropic intestinal T-cell lymphoma (MEITL), a rare malignancy in European and North American populations and the most common form of primary intestinal T-cell lymphoma in Asian populations. METHODS: (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT findings of a cohort of MEITL patients were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Eight men and four women with MEITL investigated by PET/CT at diagnosis and relapse were retrospectively analyzed...
June 5, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523582/first-in-human-radiation-dosimetry-of-68-ga-nodaga-rgdyk
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Silvano Gnesin, Periklis Mitsakis, Francesco Cicone, Emmanuel Deshayes, Vincent Dunet, Augusto F Gallino, Marek Kosinski, Sébastien Baechler, Franz Buchegger, David Viertl, John O Prior
BACKGROUND: Integrin-targeting radiopharmaceuticals have potential broad applications, spanning from cancer theranostics to cardiovascular diseases. We have previously reported preclinical dosimetry results of (68)Ga-NODAGA-RGDyK in mice. This study presents the first human dosimetry of (68)Ga-NODAGA-RGDyK in the five consecutive patients included in a clinical imaging protocol of carotid atherosclerotic plaques. Five male patients underwent whole-body time-of-flight (TOF) PET/CT scans 10, 60 and 120 min after tracer injection (200 MBq)...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512714/comparison-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-pet-mri-to-pet-ct-acquired-fdg-brain-exams-for-seizure-focus-detection-a-prospective-study
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Michael J Paldino, Erica Yang, Jeremy Y Jones, Nadia Mahmood, Andrew Sher, Wei Zhang, Shireen Hayatghaibi, Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, Victor Seghers
BACKGROUND: There is great interest in positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) as a clinical tool due to its capacity to provide diverse diagnostic information in a single exam. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this exam is to compare the diagnostic accuracy of PET/MR-acquired [F-18]2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) brain exams to that of PET/CT with respect to identifying seizure foci in children with localization-related epilepsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional Review Board approval and informed consent were obtained for this Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant, prospective study...
May 16, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474990/radiodensity-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-associated-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-may-be-a-negative-predictor-of-outcome
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Ha Son Nguyen, Luyuan Li, Mohit Patel, Shekar Kurpad, Wade Mueller
OBJECTIVE The presence, extent, and distribution of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) have been associated with negative outcomes in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Several qualitative scores (Fisher grade, LeRoux score, and Graeb score) have been established for evaluating SAH and IVH. However, no study has assessed the radiodensity within the ventricular system in aneurysmal SAH patients with IVH. Prior studies have suggested that hemorrhage with a higher radiodensity, as measured by CT Hounsfield units, can cause more irritation to brain parenchyma...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473594/evaluation-of-sinus-edge-corrected-zte-based-attenuation-correction-in-brain-pet-mri
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Jaewon Yang, Florian Wiesinger, Sandeep Kaushik, Dattesh Shanbhag, Thomas A Hope, Peder E Z Larson, Youngho Seo
Purpose: In brain positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI), the major challenge of zero-echo-time (ZTE)-based attenuation correction (ZTAC) is the misclassification of air/tissue/bone mixtures or their boundaries. Our study aimed to evaluate a sinus/edge corrected (SEC) ZTAC (ZTACSEC), relative to an "uncorrected (UC)" ZTAC (ZTACUC) and a computed tomography (CT) atlas-based attenuation correction (ATAC). Materials and Methods: Whole-body fluorodeoxyglucose PET/MRI scans were performed for twelve patients, following PET/CT scans...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463617/robot-assisted-procedures-in-pediatric-neurosurgery
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Alessandro De Benedictis, Andrea Trezza, Andrea Carai, Elisabetta Genovese, Emidio Procaccini, Raffaella Messina, Franco Randi, Silvia Cossu, Giacomo Esposito, Paolo Palma, Paolina Amante, Michele Rizzi, Carlo Efisio Marras
OBJECTIVE During the last 3 decades, robotic technology has rapidly spread across several surgical fields due to the continuous evolution of its versatility, stability, dexterity, and haptic properties. Neurosurgery pioneered the development of robotics, with the aim of improving the quality of several procedures requiring a high degree of accuracy and safety. Moreover, robot-guided approaches are of special interest in pediatric patients, who often have altered anatomy and challenging relationships between the diseased and eloquent structures...
May 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432674/partial-volume-correction-of-brain-pet-studies-using-iterative-deconvolution-in-combination-with-hypr-denoising
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Sandeep S V Golla, Mark Lubberink, Bart N M van Berckel, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Ronald Boellaard
BACKGROUND: Accurate quantification of PET studies depends on the spatial resolution of the PET data. The commonly limited PET resolution results in partial volume effects (PVE). Iterative deconvolution methods (IDM) have been proposed as a means to correct for PVE. IDM improves spatial resolution of PET studies without the need for structural information (e.g. MR scans). On the other hand, deconvolution also increases noise, which results in lower signal-to-noise ratios (SNR). The aim of this study was to implement IDM in combination with HighlY constrained back-PRojection (HYPR) denoising to mitigate poor SNR properties of conventional IDM...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431773/atypical-moyamoya-syndrome-with-brain-calcification-and-stenosis-of-abdominal-aorta-and-renal-arteries
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Hideki Uchikawa, Katsunori Fujii, Mayuko Fujita, Tomoko Okunushi, Naoki Shimojo
Moyamoya syndrome is a progressive cerebrovascular disease that is characterized by stenosis of the terminal portion of the internal carotid artery and its main branches, in combination with an accompanying disease. We herein describe an 8-year-old boy exhibiting transient loss of consciousness, who had recurrent seizures in infancy with progressive brain calcification. On admission, he was alert but magnetic resonance angiography showed bilateral stenosis of the whole internal carotid artery and proliferation of vascular collaterals, and brain CT revealed calcification on bilateral putamen...
April 18, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419114/h-fabp-a-new-biomarker-to-differentiate-between-ct-positive-and-ct-negative-patients-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Linnéa Lagerstedt, Juan José Egea-Guerrero, Alejandro Bustamante, Joan Montaner, Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Amir El Rahal, Natacha Turck, Manuel Quintana, Roser García-Armengol, Carmen Melinda Prica, Elisabeth Andereggen, Lara Rinaldi, Asita Sarrafzadeh, Karl Schaller, Jean-Charles Sanchez
The majority of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) will have normal Glasgow coma scale (GCS) of 15. Furthermore, only 5%-8% of them will be CT-positive for an mTBI. Having a useful biomarker would help clinicians evaluate a patient's risk of developing intracranial lesions. The S100B protein is currently the most studied and promising biomarker for this purpose. Heart fatty-acid binding protein (H-FABP) has been highlighted in brain injury models and investigated as a biomarker for stroke and severe TBI, for example...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414668/autoimmune-diabetes-presented-with-diabetic-ketoacidosis-induced-by-immunotherapy-in-an-adult-with-melanoma
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A A Alzenaidi, J Dendy, L Rejjal
INTRODUCTION: Immunotherapy has been approved for treatment of melanoma. Autoimmune endocrinopathies have been reported in trials involving immunotherapy but autoimmune diabetes has not been definitively linked to them. Here we describe a case of autoimmune diabetes presenting with DKA after receiving combined immunotherapy with anti-CTLA4 and anti-PD1 monoclonal antibodies. CASE: A 47year old gentleman with metastatic melanoma presented to our institution with confusion, abdominal pain and decreased oral intake...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393871/long-term-consumption-of-sugar-sweetened-beverage-during-the-growth-period-promotes-social-aggression-in-adult-mice-with-proinflammatory-responses-in-the-brain
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Jung-Yun Choi, Mi-Na Park, Chong-Su Kim, Young-Kwan Lee, Eun Young Choi, Woo Young Chun, Dong-Mi Shin
Overconsumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is known to be a key contributor to the obesity epidemic; however, its effects on behavioral changes are yet to be fully studied. In the present study, we examined the long-term effects of SSB on social aggression in mice. Three-week-old weaned mice started to drink either a 30 w/v% sucrose solution (S30), plain water (CT), or an aspartame solution with sweetness equivalent to the sucrose solution (A30) and continued to drink until they were 11-week-old adults...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
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