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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334684/aberrant-connectivity-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-disease-revealed-by-multimodal-neuroimaging-data
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Qing Li, Xia Wu, Fufang Xie, Kewei Chen, Li Yao, Jiacai Zhang, Xiaojuan Guo, Rui Li
BACKGROUND: Making use of multimodal data simultaneously to understand the neural mechanism of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has been in the focus nowadays. The simultaneous use of multimodal data can take advantage of each modality which may only provide the view of one specific aspect of the brain. OBJECTIVE: To this end, the present study used structural magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI), fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) and florbetapir PET to reveal the integrated brain network between MCI and normal controls (NCs)...
January 13, 2018: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334647/time-resolved-decoding-of-planned-delayed-and-immediate-prehension-movements
#2
Giacomo Ariani, Nikolaas N Oosterhof, Angelika Lingnau
Different contexts require us either to react immediately, or to delay (or suppress) a planned movement. Previous studies that aimed at decoding movement plans typically dissociated movement preparation and execution by means of delayed-movement paradigms. Here we asked whether these results can be generalized to the planning and execution of immediate movements. To directly compare delayed, non-delayed, and suppressed reaching and grasping movements, we used a slow event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) design...
December 23, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334640/not-single-brain-areas-but-a-network-is-involved-in-language-applications-in-presurgical-planning
#3
Razieh Alemi, Seyed Amir Hossein Batouli, Ebrahim Behzad, Mitra Ebrahimpoor, Mohammad Ali Oghabian
OBJECTIVES: Language is an important human function, and is a determinant of the quality of life. In conditions such as brain lesions, disruption of the language function may occur, and lesion resection is a solution for that. Presurgical planning to determine the language-related brain areas would enhance the chances of language preservation after the operation; however, availability of a normative language template is essential. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this study, using data from 60 young individuals who were meticulously checked for mental and physical health, and using fMRI and robust imaging and data analysis methods, functional brain maps for the language production, perception and semantic were produced...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334573/-a-fresh-cadaver-study-on-indocyanine-green-fluorescence-lymphography-a-new-whole-body-imaging-technique-for-investigating-the-superficial-lymphatics
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Akira Shinaoka, Seijiro Koshimune, Kiyoshi Yamada, Kanae Kumagishi, Hiroo Suami, Yoshihiro Kimata, Aiji Ohtsuka
BACKGROUND: Identification of the lymphatic system in cadavers is painstaking because lymphatic vessels have very thin walls and are transparent. Selection of appropriate contrast agents is a key factor for successfully visualizing the lymphatics. In this study, we introduce a new imaging technique of lymphatic mapping in whole body of fresh cadavers. METHODS: Ten fresh human cadavers were used for this study. We injected 0.1 mL of indocyanine green fluorescence (ICG) solution subcutaneously at multiple spots along the watershed lines between lymphatic territories and hand and foot regions...
January 10, 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334561/preoperative-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-pheochromocytomas-and-paragangliomas-allows-for-precision-surgery
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Pavel Nockel, Mustapha El Lakis, Apostolos Gaitanidis, Roxanne Merkel, Dhaval Patel, Naris Nilubol, Tamara Prodanov, Karel Pacak, Electron Kebebew
BACKGROUND: Fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging is recommended in patients with metastatic pheochromocytoma (PC) and paraganglioma (PGL). There are no data on whether routine preoperative F-FDG PET/CT in all patients with PC/PGL impacts surgical management. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether routine preoperative F-FDG PET/CT imaging affects the surgical management of patients with PC/PGLs...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334403/soft-tissue-volume-gain-around-dental-implants-using-autogenous-subepithelial-connective-tissue-grafts-harvested-from-the-lateral-palate-or-tuberosity-area-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-study
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Ernest Rojo, Giorgio Stroppa, Ignacio Sanz-Martin, Oscar Gonzalez-Martín, Antonio Santos Alemany, José Nart
AIM: To compare the soft tissue volume gain (VG) around single tooth implants with subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG) from either the lateral palate (LP) or from the tuberosity area (TA). METHODS: 32 patients with 36 implants with buccal volume deficiencies were randomly assigned to receive SCTG from LP (control group/CG) or TA (test group/TG). Clinical parameters were recorded and volume gain was evaluated by STL image superimposition of 2 intraoral scans (baseline/BL and 3 months after surgery/FU-3)...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334326/predicting-the-dopamine-d2-receptor-occupancy-of-ropinirole-in-rats-using-positron-emission-tomography-and-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-modeling
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Chenrong Huang, Ziteng Wang, Linsheng Liu, Xiaoxue Liu, Ji Dong, Qingqing Xu, Bin Zhang, Liyan Miao
The purpose of this study was to measure dopamine D2/3 receptor occupancy (RO) as a marker of the clinical efficacy of ropinirole in rats via positron emission tomography (PET) using 18F-fallypride as the radiotracer and to explore the relationship between dopamine RO and the plasma concentration of ropinirole via pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modeling. Plasma was collected from 16 rats treated with one of four doses of ropinirole. For the time-dependent study, the data of 16 rats in the 15 mg/kg dose group at four time points were averaged, and another 24 rats were divided into three dose groups (5 mg/kg, 30 mg/kg and 60 mg/kg) for the dose-dependent study; the animals were assessed via 18F-fallypride PET scans...
January 15, 2018: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334283/effects-of-an-exercise-program-on-the-physiological-biological-and-psychological-profiles-in-patients-with-mood-disorders-a-pilot-study
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Mario Leone, Daniel Lalande, Linda Thériault, Émilia Kalinova, Audrey Fortin
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the impact of an 8-week physical training program on physiological, biological and psychological profiles in individual with mood disorders. METHODS: Seven patients participated in the study. Patients were trained twice weekly (75 min/session) for 8 weeks. The training program aimed to improve muscular and cardiorespiratory reserves as well as functional capacity. Bioassays were also measured (lipid profile, blood glucose and cortisol)...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334276/an-automatic-measure-of-progression-during-colonoscopy-correlates-to-patient-experienced-pain
#9
Louise Preisler, Mustafa Bulut, Morten Soendergaard Svendsen, Lars Bo Svendsen, Lars Konge
BACKGROUND: Colonoscopy screening and surveillance programs depend on patient's tolerable experience, which is associated with competence of the endoscopist. The Colonoscopy Progression Score (CoPS) is an automated tool based on recording of the Magnetic Scope Imager (MEI) picture in order to track progression. CoPS deliver a numeric score and a graphic map. A high score expresses a rapid and smooth progression. Aims of study were to explore the correlation between CoPS and patient experienced pain and to identity locations associated with pain...
January 15, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334259/development-of-three-dimensional-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-model-for-patient-communication-and-young-neurosurgeon-education
#10
Mengqi Dong, Guangzhong Chen, Kun Qin, Xiaowen Ding, Dong Zhou, Chao Peng, Shaojian Zeng, Xianming Deng
PURPOSE: Rapid prototyping technology is used to fabricate three-dimensional (3D) brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) models and facilitate presurgical patient communication and medical education for young surgeons. METHODS: Two intracranial AVM cases were selected for this study. Using 3D CT angiography or 3D rotational angiography images, the brain AVM models were reconstructed on personal computer and the rapid prototyping process was completed using a 3D printer...
January 15, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334236/wb-mri-and-oncology-recent-major-advances
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Vassiliki Pasoglou, Nicolas Michoux, Ahmed Larbi, Van Nieuwenhove Sandy, Frédéric Lecouvet
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a very attractive approach for tumor detection and oncological staging with its absence of ionizing radiation, high soft tissue contrast and spatial resolution. Less than ten years ago the use of Whole Body MRI (WB-MRI) protocols was uncommon due to many limitations, such as the long acquisition times and limited availability. This decade has marked substantial progress in WB-MRI protocols. This very promising technique is rapidly arising from the research world and is becoming a commonly used exam for tumor detection, due to recent technological developments and validation of WB-MRI by multiple studies and consensus papers...
January 15, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334183/engineering-polymersomes-for-diagnostics-and-therapy
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Jiayu Leong, Jye Yng Teo, Vinay K Aakalu, Yi Yan Yang, Hyunjoon Kong
Engineered polymer vesicles, termed as polymersomes, confer a flexibility to control their structure, properties, and functionality. Self-assembly of amphiphilic copolymers leads to vesicles consisting of a hydrophobic bilayer membrane and hydrophilic core, each of which is loaded with a wide array of small and large molecules of interests. As such, polymersomes are increasingly being studied as carriers of imaging probes and therapeutic drugs. Effective delivery of polymersomes necessitates careful design of polymersomes...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334180/nitric-oxide-dependent-degradation-of-polyethylene-glycol-modified-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-implications-for-intra-articular-delivery
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Kunal Bhattacharya, Cristiano Sacchetti, Pedro M Costa, Jens Sommertune, Birgit D Brandner, Andrea Magrini, Nicola Rosato, Nunzio Bottini, Massimo Bottini, Bengt Fadeel
Polyethylene glycol (PEG)-modified carbon nanotubes have been successfully employed for intra-articular delivery in mice without systemic or local toxicity. However, the fate of the delivery system itself remains to be understood. In this study 2 kDa PEG-modified single-walled carbon nanotubes (PNTs) are synthesized, and trafficking and degradation following intra-articular injection into the knee-joint of healthy mice are studied. Using confocal Raman microspectroscopy, PNTs can be imaged in the knee-joint and are found to either egress from the synovial cavity or undergo biodegradation over a period of 3 weeks...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334139/interleaved-susceptibility-weighted-and-flair-mri-for-imaging-lesion-penetrating-veins-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Refaat E Gabr, Amol S Pednekar, Arash Kamali, John A Lincoln, Flavia M Nelson, Jerry S Wolinsky, Ponnada A Narayana
PURPOSE: To simultaneously image brain lesions and veins in multiple sclerosis. METHODS: An interleaved sequence was developed to simultaneously acquire 3-dimensional T2*-weighted (or susceptibility-weighted (SW)) and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) images on a 3T MRI system. The pulse sequence parameters were calculated to minimize signal perturbation from steady state while maintaining acceptable image contrast and scan time. Fifteen multiple sclerosis patients were enrolled in this prospective study and underwent a standard multiple sclerosis imaging protocol...
January 15, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334128/improved-liver-r2-mapping-by-pixel-wise-curve-fitting-with-adaptive-neighborhood-regularization
#15
Changqing Wang, Xinyuan Zhang, Xiaoyun Liu, Taigang He, Wufan Chen, Qianjin Feng, Yanqiu Feng
PURPOSE: To improve liver R2* mapping by incorporating adaptive neighborhood regularization into pixel-wise curve fitting. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging R2* mapping remains challenging because of the serial images with low signal-to-noise ratio. In this study, we proposed to exploit the neighboring pixels as regularization terms and adaptively determine the regularization parameters according to the interpixel signal similarity. The proposed algorithm, called the pixel-wise curve fitting with adaptive neighborhood regularization (PCANR), was compared with the conventional nonlinear least squares (NLS) and nonlocal means filter-based NLS algorithms on simulated, phantom, and in vivo data...
January 15, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334119/evaluation-of-four-variants-of-the-thyroid-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-tirads-classification-in-patients-with-multinodular-goiter
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Bartosz Migda, Michal Migda, Anna Marta Migda, Jacek Bierca, Jadwiga Slowniska-Srzednicka, Wieslaw Jakubowski, Rafal Zenon Slapa
Purpose The goal this study was to evaluate the utility of four variants of the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TIRADS) in the differentiation of focal lesions in individuals with multinodular goiter. Materials and Methods The study was approved by the Local Bioethical Committee. Each patient gave informed consent before enrolment. A total of 163 nodules in 124 patients with multinodular goiter were evaluated by ultrasound. B-mode and PD imaging and strain elastography were performed. Archived images were evaluated via retrospective analysis using four different proposed TIRADS classifications Results Sensitivity and specificity of the Horvath, Park, Kwak, and Russ classifications were 0...
January 15, 2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334118/markers-of-proliferation-and-invasiveness-in-somatotropinomas
#17
Agata Baldys-Waligorska, Iga Wierzbicka, Grzegorz Sokolowski, Dariusz Adamek, Filip Golkowski
IntroductionIn the search for markers of invasiveness of pituitary adenomas, we studied the expression of Ki-67 antigen, TOPO 2A (topoisomerase 2 alpha), AIP (Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor-Interacting Protein) and VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) in somatotropinomas.Material and MethodsWe retrospectively studied a group of 31 patients who underwent pituitary tumour surgery. Expression of Ki-67, TOPO 2A, AIP and VEGF in surgical specimens was determined by immunohistochemistry. Relations between quantitatively determined markers and clinical symptoms, tumour features, and MR imaging, were analysed...
January 15, 2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334098/how-a-tertiary-diamine-molecule-chelates-the-silicon-dimers-of-the-si-001-surface-a-real-time-scanning-tunneling-microscopy-study
#18
Ahmed Naitabdi, François Rochet, Fabrice Bournel, Marco Bonato, Jean-Jacques Gallet, Federica Bondino, Elena Magnano
The patterning of silicon surfaces by organic molecules emerges as an original way to fabricate innovative nanoelectronic devices. In this regard, we have studied how a diamine, N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine (TMEDA, (CH3)2N-[CH2]2-N(CH3)2), chelates the silicon dimers of the Si(001)-2 × 1 surface. Starting from very low coverage to surface saturation (at 300 K), we used real-time scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) in a scanning-while-dosing approach. The images show that the molecules can adopt two bonding configurations: the cross-trench (CT) configuration by bridging two adjacent dimer rows, and the end-bridge (EB) configuration by chelating two adjacent dimers in the same row...
January 15, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334079/first-heating-measurements-of-endovascular-stents-in-magnetic-particle-imaging
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Franz Wegner, Thomas Friedrich, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Sarah Vaalma, Jan Peter Goltz, Florian M Vogt, Martin A Koch, Thorsten M Buzug, Joerg Barkhausen, Julian Haegele
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a three-dimensional imaging method which visualizes the spatial distribution of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (SPIOs) with oscillating and static magnetic fields. It is a quantitative method as the intensity of its signal is proportional to the concentration of the SPIOs. Due to its quantitativeness, high temporal resolution and kidney-safe tracers it is proposed to be a very promising noninvasive method for cardiovascular imaging. In this regard MPI in the presence of endovascular stents and assessment of stent patency with MPI has to be evaluated...
January 15, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334078/high-prf-ultrafast-sliding-compound-doppler-imaging-fully-qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-of-blood-flow
#20
Jinbum Kang, Won Seuk Jang, Yangmo Yoo
Ultrafast compound Doppler imaging based on plane-wave excitation (UCDI) can be used to evaluate cardiovascular diseases using high frame rates. In particular, it provides a fully quantifiable flow analysis over a large region of interest with high spatio-temporal resolution. However, the pulse-repetition frequency (PRF) in the UCDI method is limited for high-velocity flow imaging since it leverages between the number of plane-wave angles (<i>N</i>) and acquisition time. In this paper, we present high PRF ultrafast sliding compound Doppler imaging method (HUSDI) to improve quantitative flow analysis...
January 15, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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