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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332854/the-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-mri-of-lateral-pterygoid-muscle-a-quantitative-analysis-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-joint-disorders
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Supak Ngamsom, Shin Nakamura, Junichiro Sakamoto, Shinya Kotaki, Akemi Tetsumura, Tohru Kurabayashi
OBJECTIVES: To quantitatively evaluate diffusion and perfusion status of lateral pterygoid muscle (LPM) in patients with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) by intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) imaging and to correlate with findings on temporomandibular joints (TMJs) by conventional MRI. METHODS: 42 patients with TMD underwent MRI. To assess IVIM parameters, diffusion-weighted imaging was obtained by spin-echo-based single-shot echoplanar imaging. Regions of interest were created on all diffusion-weighted images of the superior belly of the lateral pterygoid (SLP) and inferior belly of the lateral pterygoid (ILP) at b-values 0-500 s mm(-2)...
March 23, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330373/readout-segmented-echo-planar-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-orbital-tumors-comparison-with-conventional-single-shot-echo-planar-imaging-in-image-quality-and-diagnostic-performance
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Xiaoquan Xu, Yanjun Wang, Hao Hu, Guoyi Su, Hu Liu, Haibin Shi, Feiyun Wu
Background Readout-segmented echo-planar imaging (RS-EPI) could improve the imaging quality of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in various organs. However, whether it could improve the imaging quality and diagnostic performance for the patients with orbital tumors is still unknown. Purpose To compare the image quality and diagnostic performance of RS-EPI DWI with that of conventional single-shot EPI (SS-EPI) DWI in patients with orbital tumors. Material and Methods SS-EPI and RS-EPI DW images of 32 patients with pathologically diagnosed orbital tumors were retrospectively analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321915/acceleration-of-asl-based-time-resolved-mr-angiography-by-acquisition-of-control-and-labeled-images-in-the-same-shot-actress
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Yuriko Suzuki, Noriyuki Fujima, Tetsuo Ogino, James Alastair Meakin, Akira Suwa, Hiroyuki Sugimori, Marc Van Cauteren, Matthias J P van Osch
PURPOSE: Noncontrast 4D-MR-angiography (MRA) using arterial spin labeling (ASL) is beneficial because high spatial and temporal resolution can be achieved. However, ASL requires acquisition of labeled and control images for each phase. The purpose of this study is to present a new accelerated 4D-MRA approach that requires only a single control acquisition, achieving similar image quality in approximately half the scan time. METHODS: In a multi-phase Look-Locker sequence, the first phase was used as the control image and the labeling pulse was applied before the second phase...
March 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321908/reduced-field-of-view-single-shot-spiral-perfusion-imaging
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Yang Yang, Li Zhao, Xiao Chen, Peter W Shaw, Jorge A Gonzalez, Frederick H Epstein, Craig H Meyer, Christopher M Kramer, Michael Salerno
PURPOSE: To develop a single-shot spiral perfusion pulse sequence with outer-volume suppression (OVS) to achieve whole-heart coverage with a short temporal footprint of 10 ms per slice location. METHODS: A highly accelerated single-shot variable density spiral pulse sequence with an integrated OVS module for reduced field of view (rFOV) perfusion imaging with 2 mm spatial resolution was developed and evaluated in simulations, phantom experiments and in clinical patients with (n = 8) or without (n = 8) OVS...
March 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303489/in-vivo-dce-mri-for-the-discrimination-between-glioblastoma-and-radiation-necrosis-in-rats
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Julie Bolcaen, Benedicte Descamps, Marjan Acou, Karel Deblaere, Caroline Van den Broecke, Tom Boterberg, Christian Vanhove, Ingeborg Goethals
PURPOSE: In this study, the potential of semiquantitative and quantitative analysis of dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was investigated to differentiate glioblastoma (GB) from radiation necrosis (RN) in rats. PROCEDURES: F98 GB growth was seen on MRI 8-23 days post-inoculation (n = 15). RN lesions developed 6-8 months post-irradiation (n = 10). DCE-MRI was acquired using a fast low-angle shot (FLASH) sequence. Regions of interest (ROIs) encompassed peripheral contrast enhancement in GB (n = 15) and RN (n = 10) as well as central necrosis within these lesions (GB (n = 4), RN (n = 3))...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301584/diagnostic-accuracy-and-added-value-of-dual-energy-subtraction-radiography-compared-to-standard-conventional-radiography-using-computed-tomography-as-standard-of-reference
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Katharina Martini, Marco Baessler, Stephan Baumueller, Thomas Frauenfelder
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate diagnostic performance of dual-energy subtraction radiography (DESR) for interpretation of chest radiographs compared to conventional radiography (CR) using computed tomography (CT) as standard of reference. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 199 patients (75 female, median age 67) were included in this institutional review board (IRB)-approved clinical trial. All patients were scanned in posteroanterior and lateral direction with dual-shot DE-technique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300430/calculated-daily-insulin-dosages-overestimate-prescribed-insulin-doses-in-type-2-diabetes
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Karel Kostev, Wolfgang Rathmann
BACKGROUND: The aim was to compare the prescribed and calculated daily insulin dosages based on prescription data in type 2 diabetes patients in a general practice database. METHODS: A total of 17 782 type 2 diabetes patients (age: 70.0 ± 11.5 years; 52% males; 16% diabetologist care) with ≥2 insulin prescriptions from 834 practices were analyzed (Disease Analyser: 01/2011-12/2015). Prescribed daily dosage (PDD) (physician documentation) and calculated daily dose (CDD) (pack size × strength × volume / days between 2 prescriptions) were calculated for short-acting, long-acting, and premixed insulins...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295820/comparison-of-readout-segmented-and-conventional-single-shot-for-echo-planar-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-kidney-interstitial-fibrosis
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Iris Friedli, Lindsey Alexandra Crowe, Thomas de Perrot, Lena Berchtold, Pierre-Yves Martin, Sophie de Seigneux, Jean-Paul Vallée
PURPOSE: To compare readout-segmented echo-planar imaging (EPI) (RESOLVE) to single-shot EPI (ss-EPI) diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) for the assessment of renal interstitial fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A phantom, eight healthy volunteers (under 30 years to avoid age-fibrosis related) and 27 chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients (scheduled for kidney biopsy) were scanned (at 3T) with ss-EPI and 5-shot RESOLVE DWI (resolution: 2 × 2 × 5 mm(3) , 10 b-values)...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277258/continuous-versus-single-shot-brachial-plexus-block-and-their-relationship-to-discharge-barriers-and-length-of-stay
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Matthew Thompson, Robert Simonds, Bryce Clinger, Kristen Kobulnicky, Adam P Sima, Laura Lahaye, N Douglas Boardman
BACKGROUND: Brachial plexus block has been associated with improved pain control and decreased length of stay in patients undergoing upper extremity arthroplasty. Continuous delivery is associated with a shorter length of stay; however, comparisons to single-shot delivery in this setting are scarce. As the paradigm shifts to outpatient arthroplasty in the era of bundled payments, there exists a strong impetus to identify the most effective mode of analgesia associated with the least risk to patients...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266496/laser-accelerated-proton-beams-as-diagnostics-for-cultural-heritage
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M Barberio, S Veltri, M Scisciò, P Antici
This paper introduces the first use of laser-generated proton beams as diagnostic for materials of interest in the domain of Cultural Heritage. Using laser-accelerated protons, as generated by interaction of a high-power short-pulse laser with a solid target, we can produce proton-induced X-ray emission spectroscopies (PIXE). By correctly tuning the proton flux on the sample, we are able to perform the PIXE in a single shot without provoking more damage to the sample than conventional methodologies. We verify this by experimentally irradiating materials of interest in the Cultural Heritage with laser-accelerated protons and measuring the PIXE emission...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261978/the-cellularity-yield-of-three-different-22-gauge-endoscopic-ultrasound-fine-needle-aspiration-needles
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Mohamed O Othman, Mohamed M Abdelfatah, Osvaldo Padilla, Maha Hussinat, Sherif Elhanafi, Mohamed Eloliby, Alireza Torabi, Nawar Hakim, Darius A Boman
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) fine needle aspiration (FNA) is an integral part in the diagnosis of pancreatic, intestinal and extra-intestinal masses or lesions. There is no clear data on the superiority of the core biopsy needle over standard 22-gauge needles. The aim of this study is to prospectively compare the cellularity yield of three commonly used 22-gauge FNA needles available in the US market. METHODS: This is a prospective, randomized study comparing the cellularity yield of three commercially available EUS needles (two standard FNA needles and core biopsy needle)...
March 6, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261541/data-systems-for-the-linac-coherent-light-source
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J Thayer, D Damiani, C Ford, M Dubrovin, I Gaponenko, C P O'Grady, W Kroeger, J Pines, T J Lane, A Salnikov, D Schneider, T Tookey, M Weaver, C H Yoon, A Perazzo
The data systems for X-ray free-electron laser (FEL) experiments at the Linac coherent light source (LCLS) are described. These systems are designed to acquire and to reliably transport shot-by-shot data at a peak throughput of 5 GB/s to the offline data storage where experimental data and the relevant metadata are archived and made available for user analysis. The analysis and monitoring implementation (AMI) and Photon Science ANAlysis (psana) software packages are described. Psana is open source and freely available...
2017: Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257388/anterior-suprascapular-nerve-block-versus-interscalene-brachial-plexus-block-for-shoulder-surgery-in-the-outpatient-setting-a-randomized-controlled-patient-and-assessor-blinded-trial
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Martin Wiegel, Bernhard Moriggl, Peter Schwarzkopf, David Petroff, Andreas W Reske
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB), a potent option to control pain after shoulder surgery, has notable adverse effects. The anterior suprascapular nerve block (SSNB) might provide comparable analgesia and cause less grip-strength impairment. These characteristics were studied in this randomized controlled patient- and assessor-blinded trial. METHODS: Outpatients were randomized to single-shot ultrasound-guided SSNB (10 mL ropivacaine 1%) or ISB (20 mL ropivacaine 0...
March 2, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256862/erratum-linear-optical-quantum-metrology-with-single-photons-exploiting-spontaneously-generated-entanglement-to-beat-the-shot-noise-limit-phys-rev-lett-114-170802-2015
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Keith R Motes, Jonathan P Olson, Evan J Rabeaux, Jonathan P Dowling, S Jay Olson, Peter P Rohde
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.170802.
February 17, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255569/platelet-rich-plasma-injections-for-advanced-knee-osteoarthritis-a-prospective-randomized-double-blinded-clinical-trial
#15
Nayana Joshi Jubert, Luciano Rodríguez, Maria Mercedes Reverté-Vinaixa, Aurora Navarro
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to treat symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (OA) have been successfully used in young patients and in the early stages of disease. No previous studies have analyzed outcomes of PRP injections during the late stages. HYPOTHESIS: PRP reduces pain and leads to a more effective and lasting functional recovery than corticosteroid with local anesthetic. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 2...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245075/lymphedema-evaluation-using-noninvasive-3t-mr-lymphangiography
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Rachelle Crescenzi, Paula M C Donahue, Katherine G Hartley, Aditi A Desai, Allison O Scott, Vaughn Braxton, Helen Mahany, Sarah K Lants, Manus J Donahue
PURPOSE: To exploit the long 3.0T relaxation times and low flow velocity of lymphatic fluid to develop a noninvasive 3.0T lymphangiography sequence and evaluate its relevance in patients with lymphedema. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 3.0T turbo-spin-echo (TSE) pulse train with long echo time (TEeffective  = 600 msec; shot-duration = 13.2 msec) and TSE-factor (TSE-factor = 90) was developed and signal evolution simulated. The method was evaluated in healthy adults (n = 11) and patients with unilateral breast cancer treatment-related lymphedema (BCRL; n = 25), with a subgroup (n = 5) of BCRL participants scanned before and after manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231031/different-serological-profiles-to-cooccurring-pathogenic-and-nonpathogenic-caliciviruses-in-wild-european-rabbits-oryctolagus-cuniculus-across-australia
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Tanya E Cox, June Liu, Remy van de Ven, Tanja Strive
Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) was released in Australia as a biocontrol agent for wild European rabbits ( Oryctolagus cuniculus ) in 1995-96; however, its effects were variable across Australia with the greatest population reductions seen in lower annual rainfall areas (<400 mm). There is speculation that the reduced effectiveness observed at higher annual rainfall sites is at least partially due to the presence of a nonpathogenic calicivirus (RCV-A1). The RCV-A1 is related to RHDV and confers partial and transient protection against lethal RHDV infection in laboratory tests...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230994/artifact-free-and-detection-profile-independent-higher-order-fluorescence-correlation-spectroscopy-for-microsecond-resolved-kinetics-1-multidetector-and-sub-binning-approach
#18
Farshad Abdollah-Nia, Martin P Gelfand, Alan Van Orden
Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) is a powerful tool in the time-resolved analysis of nonreacting or reacting molecules in solution, based on fluorescence intensity fluctuations. However, conventional (second-order) FCS alone is insufficient to measure all parameters needed to describe a reaction or mixture, including concentrations, fluorescence brightnesses, and forward and reverse rate constants. For this purpose, correlations of higher powers of fluorescence intensity fluctuations can be calculated to yield additional information from the single-photon data stream collected in an FCS experiment...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218308/atom-based-sensing-of-weak-radio-frequency-electric-fields-using-homodyne-readout
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Santosh Kumar, Haoquan Fan, Harald Kübler, Jiteng Sheng, James P Shaffer
We utilize a homodyne detection technique to achieve a new sensitivity limit for atom-based, absolute radio-frequency electric field sensing of 5 μV cm(-1) Hz(-1/2). A Mach-Zehnder interferometer is used for the homodyne detection. With the increased sensitivity, we investigate the dominant dephasing mechanisms that affect the performance of the sensor. In particular, we present data on power broadening, collisional broadening and transit time broadening. Our results are compared to density matrix calculations...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213152/central-neuronal-motor-behaviour-in-skilled-and-less-skilled-novices-approaching-sports-specific-movement-techniques
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Tobias Vogt, Kouki Kato, Stefan Schneider, Stefan Türk, Kazuyuki Kanosue
Research on motor behavioural processes preceding voluntary movements often refers to analysing the readiness potential (RP). For this, decades of studies used laboratory setups with controlled sports-related actions. Further, recent applied approaches focus on athlete-non-athlete comparisons, omitting possible effects of training history on RP. However, RP preceding real sport-specific movements in accordance to skill acquisition remains to be elucidated. Therefore, after familiarization 16 right-handed males with no experience in archery volunteered to perform repeated sports-specific movements, i...
February 14, 2017: Human Movement Science
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