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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138636/stem-cell-tracking-technologies-for-neurological-regenerative-medicine-purposes
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Yongtao Zheng, Jiongwei Huang, Tongming Zhu, Ronggang Li, Zhifu Wang, Fukai Ma, Jianhong Zhu
The growing field of stem cell therapy is moving toward clinical trials in a variety of applications, particularly for neurological diseases. However, this translation of cell therapies into humans has prompted a need to create innovative and breakthrough methods for stem cell tracing, to explore the migration routes and its reciprocity with microenvironment targets in the body, to monitor and track the outcome after stem cell transplantation therapy, and to track the distribution and cell viability of transplanted cells noninvasively and longitudinally...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135305/choroidal-thickness-of-helicobacter-positive-patients-without-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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Fatih Horozoglu, Ozkan Sever, Ekrem Celik, Rafet Mete, Ertan Sahin
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection on subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) in patients without clinical central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 50 patients with pathologically proven H. pylori infection (H. pylori (+)) and 50 patients without H. pylori infection (H. pylori (-)). All of the recruited patients were previously admitted to the Gastroenterology Department of the Namik Kemal University School of Medicine over the period of July 2014 to September 2015...
November 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134673/modified-dixon-based-renal-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-facilitates-automated-registration-and-perfusion-analysis
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Anneloes de Boer, Tim Leiner, Eva E Vink, Peter J Blankestijn, Cornelis A T van den Berg
PURPOSE: Renal dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI provides information on renal perfusion and filtration. However, clinical implementation is hampered by challenges in postprocessing as a result of misalignment of the kidneys due to respiration. We propose to perform automated image registration using the fat-only images derived from a modified Dixon reconstruction of a dual-echo acquisition because these provide consistent contrast over the dynamic series. METHODS: DCE data of 10 hypertensive patients was used...
November 13, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134189/toward-uniform-implementation-of-parametric-map-digital-imaging-and-communication-in-medicine-standard-in-multisite-quantitative-diffusion-imaging-studies
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Dariya Malyarenko, Andriy Fedorov, Laura Bell, Melissa Prah, Stefanie Hectors, Lori Arlinghaus, Mark Muzi, Meiyappan Solaiyappan, Michael Jacobs, Maggie Fung, Amita Shukla-Dave, Kevin McManus, Michael Boss, Bachir Taouli, Thomas E Yankeelov, Christopher Chad Quarles, Kathleen Schmainda, Thomas L Chenevert, David C Newitt
This paper reports on results of a multisite collaborative project launched by the MRI subgroup of Quantitative Imaging Network to assess current capability and provide future guidelines for generating a standard parametric diffusion map Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) in clinical trials that utilize quantitative diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). Participating sites used a multivendor DWI DICOM dataset of a single phantom to generate parametric maps (PMs) of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) based on two models...
January 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133699/referral-practice-reporting-standards-and-the-impact-of-dopamine-transporter-scans-done-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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Shakya Bhattacharjee, Albi J Chalissery, Tim Barry, Donagh O'Sullivan, Martin O'Connell, Timothy Lynch
AIMS: We studied the referral practice, reporting standards, and the impact of 123 ioflupane single photon emission computed tomogram dopamine transporters (DAT-SPECT) scans conducted for the diagnosis and clinical management of patients. SETTINGS AND DESIGNS: The present study was a retrospective, non-interventional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed the DAT scan referral and the official reports available from the Nuclear Medicine Department of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital over 1 year (2013)...
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130901/quantification-of-fat-fraction-in-lumbar-vertebrae-correlation-with-age-and-implications-for-bone-marrow-dosimetry-in-molecular-radiotherapy
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Maikol Salas-Ramirez, Johannes Tran-Gia, Christian Kesenheimer, Andreas Max Weng, Aleksander Kosmala, Anke Heidemeier, Herbert Koestler, Michael Lassmann
Absorbed dose to active bone marrow is a predictor of hematological toxicity in molecular radiotherapy. Due to the complex composition of bone marrow tissue, the necessity to improve the personalized dosimetry has led to the application of non-conventional imaging methods in nuclear medicine. The aim of this study is to apply magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for quantification of the fat fraction in lumbar vertebrae and to analyze its implications for bone marrow dosimetry. Methods First, a highly accelerated two-point Dixon MRI sequence for fat-water separation was validated in a 3T system against the magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) gold standard...
November 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128344/validity-of-combining-history-elements-and-physical-examination-tests-to-diagnose-patellofemoral-pain
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Simon Décary, Pierre Frémont, Bruno Pelletier, Michel Fallaha, Belzile Sylvain, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Pelletier Jean-Pierre, Debbie Feldman, Sylvestre Marie-Pierre, Pascal-André Vendittoli, François Desmeules
OBJECTIVE: to assess the validity of diagnostic clusters combining history elements and physical examination tests to diagnose or exclude patellofemoral pain (PFP). DESIGN: prospective diagnostic study. SETTINGS: orthopaedic outpatients clinics (n=2), family medicine clinics (n=2) and community-dwelling. PARTICIPANTS: consecutive patients (n=279) consulting one of the participating orthopaedic surgeons (n=3) or sport medicine physicians (n=2) for any knee complaint...
November 8, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128035/bedside-identification-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism-with-point-of-care-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Tomislav Jelic, Melanie Baimel, Jordan Chenkin
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in those who are hemodynamically unstable and cannot be imaged to confirm the diagnosis. Echocardiography can allow for rapid assessment of patients in shock, but requires adequate transthoracic windows to obtain clinically useful information. Emergency physician-performed transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) may be a useful tool when transthoracic echocardiography fails. CASE REPORT: An 86-year-old woman presented to the emergency department after a fall at home...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127185/advances-in-computational-modelling-for-personalised-medicine-after-myocardial-infarction
#9
REVIEW
Kenneth Mangion, Hao Gao, Dirk Husmeier, Xiaoyu Luo, Colin Berry
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a leading cause of premature morbidity and mortality worldwide. Determining which patients will experience heart failure and sudden cardiac death after an acute MI is notoriously difficult for clinicians. The extent of heart damage after an acute MI is informed by cardiac imaging, typically using echocardiography or sometimes, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). These scans provide complex data sets that are only partially exploited by clinicians in daily practice, implying potential for improved risk assessment...
November 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126989/anti-thrombotic-and-pro-angiogenic-effects-of-rubia-cordifolia-extract-in-zebrafish
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Yi Chen, Pei-Dong Chen, Bei-Hua Bao, Ming-Qiu Shan, Kai-Cheng Zhang, Fang-Fang Cheng, Yu-Dan Cao, Li Zhang, An-Wei Ding
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Rubia cordifolia is a common traditional Chinese medicine that promotes blood circulation and eliminates blood stasis, and has been used to cure diseases related to blood stasis syndrome (BSS) clinically for many years. It has been previously demonstrated that anti-thrombosis and pro-angiogenesis can improve BSS. However, the anti-thrombotic and pro-angiogenic activities of Rubia cordifolia have not been well investigated. AIM OF STUDY: To determine the potential anti-thrombotic and pro-angiogenic activities of Rubia cordifolia and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123013/-68-ga-psma-pet-ct-mapping-of-prostate-cancer-biochemical-recurrence-following-radical-prostatectomy-in-270-patients-with-psa-1-0ng-ml-impact-on-salvage-radiotherapy-planning
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Jérémie Calais, Johannes Czernin, Minsong Cao, Amar U Kishan, John V Hegde, Narek Shaverdian, Kiri A Sandler, Fang-I Chu, Chris R King, Michael L Steinberg, Isabel Rausher, Nina-Sophie Schmidt-Hegemann, Thorsten Poeppel, Philipp Hetkamp, Francesco Ceci, Ken Herrmann, Wolfgang P Fendler, Matthias Eiber, Nicholas G Nickols
Background: Target volume delineations for prostate cancer (PCa) salvage radiotherapy (SRT) after radical prostatectomy are usually drawn in the absence of visibly recurrent disease. Gallium-68 Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography ((68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT) detects recurrent PCa with sensitivity superior to standard of care imaging at serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) values low enough to impact target volume delineations for routine SRT. OBJECTIVE: To i) map the recurrence pattern of PCa early biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy with (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT in patients with serum PSA levels <1 ng/ml, ii) determine how often consensus clinical target volumes (CTV) based on the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) guidelines cover (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT-defined disease, and iii) assess the potential impact of (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT on SRT...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119039/osirix-software-as-a-preoperative-planning-tool-in-cranial-neurosurgery-a-step-by-step-guide-for-neurosurgical-residents
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REVIEW
Toma Spiriev, Vladimir Nakov, Lili Laleva, Christo Tzekov
Background: OsiriX (Pixmeo, Switzerland) is an open-source Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) viewer that is gaining more and more attention in the neurosurgical community because of its user-friendly interface, powerful three-dimensional (3D) volumetric rendering capabilities, and various options for data integration. This paper presents in detail the use of OsiriX software as a preoperative planning tool in cranial neurosurgery. Methods: In January 2013, OsiriX software was introduced into our clinical practice as a preoperative planning tool...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118115/computational-tools-for-clinical-support-a-multi-scale-compliant-model-for-haemodynamic-simulations-in-an-aortic-dissection-based-on-multi-modal-imaging-data
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Mirko Bonfanti, Stavroula Balabani, John P Greenwood, Sapna Puppala, Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam, Vanessa Díaz-Zuccarini
Aortic dissection (AD) is a vascular condition with high morbidity and mortality rates. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can provide insight into the progression of AD and aid clinical decisions; however, oversimplified modelling assumptions and high computational cost compromise the accuracy of the information and impede clinical translation. To overcome these limitations, a patient-specific CFD multi-scale approach coupled to Windkessel boundary conditions and accounting for wall compliance was developed and used to study a patient with AD...
November 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115689/learning-a-variational-network-for-reconstruction-of-accelerated-mri-data
#14
Kerstin Hammernik, Teresa Klatzer, Erich Kobler, Michael P Recht, Daniel K Sodickson, Thomas Pock, Florian Knoll
PURPOSE: To allow fast and high-quality reconstruction of clinical accelerated multi-coil MR data by learning a variational network that combines the mathematical structure of variational models with deep learning. THEORY AND METHODS: Generalized compressed sensing reconstruction formulated as a variational model is embedded in an unrolled gradient descent scheme. All parameters of this formulation, including the prior model defined by filter kernels and activation functions as well as the data term weights, are learned during an offline training procedure...
November 8, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111463/diagnostic-validity-of-combining-history-elements-and-physical-examination-tests-for-traumatic-and-degenerative-symptomatic-meniscal-tears
#15
Simon Décary, Michel Fallaha, Pierre Frémont, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Debbie Feldman, Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, Pascal-André Vendittoli, François Desmeules
BACKGROUND: Current approach to the clinical diagnosis of traumatic and degenerative symptomatic meniscal tears (SMT) propose combining history elements and physical examination tests without systematic prescription of imaging investigations, yet the evidence to support this diagnostic approach is scarce. OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity of diagnostic clusters combining history elements and physical examination tests to diagnose or exclude traumatic and degenerative SMT compared to other knee disorders...
October 27, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110977/clinical-mimics-an-emergency-medicine-focused-review-of-syncope-mimics
#16
Diana K Coleman, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Syncope is an event that causes a transient loss of consciousness (LOC) secondary to global cerebral hypoperfusion. The transient nature of the event can make diagnosis in the emergency department (ED) difficult, as symptoms have often resolved by time of initial presentation. The symptoms and presentation of syncope are similar to many other conditions, which can lead to difficulty in establishing a diagnosis in the ED. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates patients presenting with a history concerning for possible syncope, mimics of syncope, and approach to managing syncope mimics...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109897/optic-coherence-angiography-findings-in-type-2-macular-telangiectasia
#17
Hilal Nalcı, Figen Şermet, Sibel Demirel, Emin Özmert
Objectives: To evaluate the vascular changes of idiopathic macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel 2) patients with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and correlate these changes with the findings of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Materials and Methods: Simultaneous SD-OCT and OCTA images of 10 eyes of 6 patients who were diagnosed as MacTel 2 in Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology were obtained and graded according to the OCTA grading system for MacTel 2...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106742/density-weighted-concentric-circle-trajectories-for-high-resolution-brain-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging-at-7t
#18
Lukas Hingerl, Wolfgang Bogner, Philipp Moser, Michal Považan, Gilbert Hangel, Eva Heckova, Stephan Gruber, Siegfried Trattnig, Bernhard Strasser
PURPOSE: Full-slice magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging at ≥7 T is especially vulnerable to lipid contaminations arising from regions close to the skull. This contamination can be mitigated by improving the point spread function via higher spatial resolution sampling and k-space filtering, but this prolongs scan times and reduces the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) efficiency. Currently applied parallel imaging methods accelerate magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging scans at 7T, but increase lipid artifacts and lower SNR-efficiency further...
November 6, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106713/a-systematic-review-of-diagnostic-criteria-for-psoriasis-in-adults-and-children-evidence-from-studies-with-a-primary-aim-to-develop-or-validate-diagnostic-criteria
#19
REVIEW
E Burden-Teh, R C Phillips, K S Thomas, S Ratib, D Grindlay, R Murphy
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of psoriasis in adults and children is made clinically, for both patient management and the selection of participants in research. Diagnostic criteria provide a structure for clinical assessment, which in turn helps standardise patient recruitment into clinical trials and case definitions in observational studies. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to identify and critically appraise the published studies to date that had a primary research aim to develop or validate diagnostic criteria for psoriasis...
November 6, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102474/lumbar-spine-trabecular-bone-score-tbs-reflects-diminished-bone-quality-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-oral-glucocorticoid-therapy
#20
Yunfeng Xue, Andrea L Baker, Shahla Nader, Philip Orlander, Anthony J Sanchez, James Kellam, Nahid J Rianon, Catherine G Ambrose
Trabecular bone score (TBS) is a texture parameter that measures the grayscale variation within dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) images, and has been shown to significantly correlate with the 3-dimensional bone microarchitecture. The objective of this study was to determine whether TBS is a better clinical tool than traditionally used bone mineral density (BMD) to detect the skeletal deterioration seen in patients with diabetes (DM), patients undergoing oral glucocorticoid (GC) therapy, and patients who are both diabetic and taking steroids (GC + DM)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
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