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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453170/symmetry-of-cortical-planning-for-initiating-stepping-in-sub-acute-stroke
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Sue Peters, Tanya D Ivanova, Bimal Lakhani, Lara A Boyd, W Richard Staines, Todd C Handy, S Jayne Garland
OBJECTIVE: This study examined motor planning for stepping when the paretic leg was either stepping or standing (to step with the non-paretic leg), to understand whether difficulty with balance and walking post-stroke could be attributed to poor motor planning. METHODS: Individuals with stroke performed self-initiated stepping. Amplitude and duration of the movement-related cortical potential (MRCP) was measured from Cz. Electromyography (EMG) of biceps femoris (BF) and rectus femoris (RF) were collected...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394725/-a-case-of-non-functioning-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-accompanied-by-stenosis-of-the-main-pancreatic-duct
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Takeshi Ishii, Noriaki Nakamura, Toshifumi Saitou, Kouji Yonekura, Yuichiro Watanabe, Takahiro Sanada, Hiroshi Kuwabara, Narihide Goseki, Morio Koike
We experienced a rare case of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor(pNET)in which stenosis of the main pancreatic duct occurred despite the tumor diameter being less than 1 cm; therefore, here, we report this case with some literature review.A 41-year-old woman showed dilation of the main pancreatic duct on an abdominal ultrasound as part of a health examination, and she visited our department for a more detailed examination.Enhanced CT scan showed a 7mm subtle enhancing mass in the head of the pancreas and the upstream main pancreatic duct was dilated up to 7 mm...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390299/black-pleural-effusion-due-to-pancreatic-pseudocyst-a-case-report
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Feng Guo, Junli Wu, Yunpeng Peng, Min Tu, Bin Xiao, Cuncai Dai, Kuirong Jiang, Wentao Gao, Qiang Li, Jishu Wei, Jianmin Chen, Chunhua Xi, Zipeng Lu, Yi Miao
RATIONALE: Black pleural effusion (BPE) is an extremely uncommon type of pleural fluid, which can be due to infection, primary or metastatic malignancy, and hemorrhage. As reported in previous studies, BPE is also observed in some patients with pancreatic pseudocyst. PATIENT CONCERNS: We herein reported a case of a 14-year-old female patient who was admitted to our center with a history of cough for 1 and a half months and right chest pain for 1 month. Before this, she was consecutively hospitalized in 3 different hospitals due to the same symptoms...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375942/pancreatic-divisum-an-unusual-cause-of-chronic-pancreatitis-in-a-young-patient
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Aaron R Kuzel, Muhammad Uzair Lodhi, Mustafa Rahim
Pancreatic divisum is a condition that occurs in 4-14% of the population. Pancreatic divisum occurs in development when the ventral bud and dorsal bud of the pancreas fail to fuse. Patients with this condition are usually asymptomatic, however, 25-38% of these patients experience recurrent pancreatitis that may further progress to chronic pancreatitis. This case is of a 20-year-old female presenting with abdominal pain in the left and right upper quadrants of the abdomen with a significant history of recurrent pancreatitis since the age of seven...
November 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335869/magnetic-resonance-cholangiopancreatography-with-grase-sequence-at-3-0t-does-it-improve-image-quality-and-acquisition-time-as-compared-with-3d-tse
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Morikatsu Yoshida, Takeshi Nakaura, Taihei Inoue, Shota Tanoue, Sentaro Takada, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Shota Tsumagari, Kazunori Harada, Yasuyuki Yamashita
OBJECTIVES: The current study evaluated the clinical usefulness of the gradient and spin-echo (GRASE) sequence with single breath-hold in 3.0 T magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP). We compared the acquisition time and image quality between GRASE and breath navigator-triggered 3D turbo spin echo (3D TSE). METHODS: We examined 54 consecutive patients who underwent MRCP with GRASE and 3D TSE. We compared the image acquisition time and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) between the common bile duct (CBD) and liver...
January 15, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206061/the-clinical-value-of-secretin-enhanced-mrcp-in-the-functional-and-morphological-assessment-of-pancreatic-diseases
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Bella Chamokova, Nina Bastati-Huber, Sarah Poetter-Lang, Yesim Bican, Jacqueline Hodge, Martin Schindl, Celso Matos, Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah
Secretin-enhanced MRCP (S-MRCP) provides a non-invasive way with which to evaluate pancreatic duct (PD) anatomy and exocrine pancreatic function. S-MRCP can be added to the routine pancreas MR exam in equivocal cases. Moreover, it can detect subtle PD involvement, allowing diagnosis of early, rather than end-stage, pancreatic diseases. Although S-MRCP is a valuable non-invasive diagnostic method, it is only performed in a few centers due to high cost. Furthermore, less familiarity with its indications, the exam technique, and image interpretation also contribute to its limited use...
December 5, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060475/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-different-external-cues-on-non-invasive-brain-computer-interfaces
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Sarah Pearce, Jennifer Boger, Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting, Dario Farina, Ning Jiang
Although BCI technology has vastly improved in the last few years, very little research has been done into how different types of cues may affect the resulting signal. We have conducted preliminary work to examine the effects of using auditory versus visual cues on MRCP signal detection. While our sample size was small (n=5), the data for auditory and visual cues were not statistically different for young, healthy participants, suggesting that they are comparable for the parameters analyzed. Our results indicated that audio and visual cues likely produce similar MRCP signals, which is useful information for designing non-invasive BCIs...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963048/patient-adapted-respiratory-training-effect-on-navigator-triggered-3d-mrcp-in-painful-pancreatobiliary-disorders
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Liang Zhu, Zhao-Yong Sun, Hua-Dan Xue, Dong Liu, Tian-Yi Qian, Patrick Asbach, Zheng-Yu Jin
PURPOSE: To compare the image quality of navigator-triggered (NT) 3D MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) with and without a patient-adapted respiratory training, in clinical patients with painful pancreatobiliary disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With institutional review board approval, hospitalized patients with painful pancreatobiliary disorders who were scheduled for MRCP study were prospectively enrolled. The numerical rating scale (NRS) of abdominal pain during the examination was recorded...
September 27, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959777/improving-mrcp-paces-pass-rates-through-the-introduction-of-a-regional-multifaceted-support-framework
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Richard Jerrom, Tayeba Roper, Narasimha Murthy
INTRODUCTION: Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES) constitutes the final part of the mandatory Royal College of Physicians exam series for progression to higher specialty training. Pass rates were lower for core medical trainees (CMTs) in Coventry and Warwickshire in comparison to other regions within the West Midlands and nationally. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to improve pass rates in the region through the introduction of a stimulating and supportive teaching framework, designed to enhance the quality and frequency of PACES teaching...
2017: BMJ Open Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956313/a-case-of-a-wandering-mobile-solitary-fibrous-tumor-occurring-in-the-pancreas
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Shuhei Oana, Nozomi Matsuda, Sho Sibata, Kazuyuki Ishida, Tamotsu Sugai, Takayuki Matsumoto
A 73-year-old male with a complaint of abdominal discomfort was examined by abdominal ultrasonography and found to have a hypoechoic mass in the upper abdomen. On abdominal computed tomography (CT), there was a 5-cm, hypervascular mass between the stomach and aorta. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) showed a homogeneous mass with hypointensity on T1-weighted images, accompanied by stenosis of the main pancreatic duct of the pancreatic head. On endoscopic ultrasonography, the mass was depicted as a round homogeneous, hypervascular mass attached to the pancreatic head...
September 27, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912821/thyrotoxicosis-and-choledocholithiasis-masquerading-as-thyroid-storm
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Christian L Horn, Patricia A Short
A 26-year-old female, thirteen months postpartum, presented to the emergency department for four weeks of epigastric abdominal pain, pruritus, new onset jaundice, and 11.3 kgs (25 lbs) unintentional weight loss. On examination, she was afebrile, tachycardic, alert, and oriented and had jaundice with scleral icterus. Labs were significant for undetectable TSH, FT4 that was too high to measure, and elevated total bilirubin, direct bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, and transaminases. Abdominal ultrasound revealed cholelithiasis without biliary ductal dilation...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676624/recurrent-pleural-effusion-secondary-to-a-pancreatic-pleural-fistula-treated-endoscopically
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Marco Antonio Bustamante Bernal, Jose Lisandro Gonzalez Martinez, Arleen Ortiz, Marc J Zuckerman
BACKGROUND Pancreatic-pleural fistula (PPF) is an uncommon complication of pancreatitis. Pleural effusions secondary to PPF are caused by fistulization of pancreatic secretions to the thorax derived from the rupture or leakage of a pseudocyst. CASE REPORT We describe the case of a 44-year-old male with recurrent right-sided pleural effusions and alcoholic pancreatitis who presented with epigastric pain and shortness of breath. Pleural fluid analysis revealed an amylase of 7002 U/lt. MRCP showed segmental narrowing and stricture of the proximal main pancreatic duct and an area of walled-off necrosis...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668951/the-relationship-between-age-common-bile-duct-diameter-and-diagnostic-probability-in-suspected-choledocholithiasis
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Efstathios Karamanos, Kenji Inaba, Regan J Berg, Shelby Resnick, Obi Okoye, Sophoclis Alexopoulos, Konstantinos Chouliaras, Demetrios Demetriades
BACKGROUND: Aging has been associated with increasing common bile duct (CBD) diameter and reported as independently predictive of the likelihood of choledocolithiasis. These associations are controversial with uncertain diagnostic utility in patients presenting with symptomatic disease. The current study examined the relationship between age, CBD size, and the diagnostic probability of choledocolithiasis. METHODS: Symptomatic patients undergoing evaluation for suspected choledocolithiasis from January 2008 to February 2011 were reviewed...
2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599230/a-case-of-pancreatic-schwannoma-showing-increased-fdg-uptake-on-pet-ct
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Sotaro Fukuhara, Saburo Fukuda, Hirofumi Tazawa, Kouki Imaoka, Tetsuya Mochizuki, Yuzo Hirata, Seiji Fujisaki, Mamoru Takahashi, Toshihiro Nishida, Hideto Sakimoto
INTRODUCTION: Schwannomas are neoplasms originating from Schwann cells in nerve sheath, but pancreatic schwannomas are rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 59-year-old female incidentally pointed out a 2-cm-sized solid mass in the pancreas head by computed tomography (CT) which was performed for other reasons. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a mass with hypointensity on T1-weighted images and a heterogenous hyperintensity on T2-weighted images. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) showed no abnormal findings in the main pancreatic duct...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586609/comparison-of-ultrasound-evaluation-of-patients-of-obstructive-jaundice-with-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangio-pancreatography-findings
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Syed Zea-Ul-Islam Farrukh, Arif Rasheed Siddiqui, Syed Afzal Haqqi, Asif Jan Muhammad, Abdul Samad Dheddi, Saad Khalid Khalid
BACKGROUND: Ultrasonography has proven to be quite effective in differentiating hepatocellular from obstructive cause of jaundice in various studies. This study was conducted with the aim to determine the efficacy of ultrasonography and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) in the diagnosis of obstructive reason of jaundice. METHODS: In this descriptive case series, 200 patients with >15 years age of either gender with cholestatic liver enzymes were included, i...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547873/can-clinical-factors-predict-the-need-for-intervention-after-positive-intraoperative-cholangiogram
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Mohammed Kaif, Deepak Agrawal, Jayaprakash Sreenarasimhaiah
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Intraoperative cholangiogram (IOC) is commonly used to detect retained bile duct stones. This often leads to another invasive procedure such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). However, due to the variation in methods and results of IOC, it is unclear if clinical factors will aid in identifying true choledocholithiasis. METHODS: All cholecystectomies in a 3 year period were examined retrospectively for positive IOC. Sonographic bile duct dilation and transaminase levels at admission including trends during the course of hospitalization and prior to ERCP were evaluated...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474177/evaluation-of-biliary-ductal-anatomy-in-potential-living-liver-donors-comparison-between-mrcp-and-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri
#17
D Santosh, A Goel, I W Birchall, A Kumar, K H Lee, V H Patel, G Low
PURPOSE: To compare magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI in the evaluation of the biliary anatomy in potential living liver donors (LLDs). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted in a tertiary care liver transplant center after obtaining ethics and institutional approvals. A total of 42 potential LLD MRI examinations were performed between November 2013 and March 2016. All patients underwent a standard MRI protocol which included MRCP and Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI sequences in a single session...
October 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458308/inflammatory-bile-duct-obstruction-during-the-healing-stage-of-severe-acute-pancreatitis
#18
Akane Yamabe, Atsushi Irisawa, Goro Shibukawa, Ai Sato, Mariko Fujisawa, Noriyuki Arakawa, Yoshitsugu Yoshida, Ryo Igarashi, Takumi Maki, Shogo Yamamoto, Tsunehiko Ikeda, Yoko Abe, Koki Hoshi
The patient was a 62-year-old woman with a history of severe acute pancreatitis complicated by walled-off necrosis (WON), who developed obstructive jaundice during the recovery phase from WON. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) revealed the complete obstruction of the distal bile duct, and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) revealed thickening of the duct wall, with a uniform distribution, and a relatively well-preserved layered structure...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448309/clinical-feasibility-of-3-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-cholangiopancreatography-using-compressed-sensing-comparison-of-image-quality-and-diagnostic-performance
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Jeong Hee Yoon, Sang Min Lee, Hyo-Jin Kang, Elisabeth Weiland, Esther Raithel, Yohan Son, Berthold Kiefer, Jeong Min Lee
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical feasibility of fast 3-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) using compressed sensing (CS) in comparison with conventional navigator-triggered 3D-MRCP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by our institutional review board, and the requirement of informed consent was waived. A total of 84 patients (male-to-female ratio, 41:43; mean age, 47.3 ± 18.8 years) who underwent conventional 3D navigator-triggered T2-weighted MRCP using sampling perfection with application optimized contrasts (SPACE) and fast 3D MRCP using SPACE with high undersampling combined with CS reconstruction (CS SPACE; CS-MRCP) on a 3 T scanner were included...
April 26, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367391/igg4-related-disease-presenting-as-a-pancreatic-mass-and-bilateral-lacrimal-gland-swelling
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Uroosa Ibrahim, Amina Saqib, Nikhil Nalluri, Muhammad R Raza, Mark Goldstein
IgG4-related disease is characterized by multi-system inflammation and possible elevation in serum immunoglobulin-G4 level. Treatment regimens include glucocorticoids, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic agents and recently, rituximab infusions have been reported to be effective in treatment-refractory disease. We present a case of a 64-year-old male presenting with acute abdominal pain and scleral icterus. An abdominal ultrasound demonstrated extensive biliary ductal dilatation. A computed tomography (CT) scan and a magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) revealed a 4...
February 24, 2017: Curēus
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