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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146874/imaging-characteristics-of-venous-parenchymal-abnormalities
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Audrey Arnoux, Aude Triquenot-Bagan, Daniela Andriuta, David Wallon, Evelyne Guegan-Massardier, Claire Leclercq, Olivier Martinaud, Mélody Castier-Amouyel, Olivier Godefroy, Jean-Marc Bugnicourt
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There are few published data on the patterns of parenchymal imaging abnormalities in a context of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). The objectives of the present study were to describe the patterns of parenchymal lesions associated with CVT and to determine the lesion sites. METHODS: We included 44 consecutively hospitalized patients with CVT and parenchymal lesions on magnetic resonance imaging. The diagnosis of CVT had been confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance venography...
November 16, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146716/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-derived-intracellular-water-lifetime-%C3%AF-i-a-prognostic-marker-for-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas
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S Chawla, L A Loevner, S G Kim, W-T Hwang, S Wang, G Verma, S Mohan, V LiVolsi, H Quon, H Poptani
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Shutter-speed model analysis of dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging allows estimation of mean intracellular water molecule lifetime (a measure of cellular energy metabolism) and volume transfer constant (a measure of hemodynamics). The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic utility of pretreatment mean intracellular water molecule lifetime and volume transfer constant in predicting overall survival in patients with squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck and to stratify p16-positive patients based upon survival outcome...
November 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143404/tool-for-osteoarthritis-risk-prediction-toarp-over-8-years-using-baseline-clinical-data-x-ray-and-mri-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Gabby B Joseph, Charles E McCulloch, Michael C Nevitt, Jan Neumann, Alexandra S Gersing, Martin Kretzschmar, Benedikt J Schwaiger, John A Lynch, Ursula Heilmeier, Nancy E Lane, Thomas M Link
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA), a multifactorial disease causing joint degeneration, often leads to severe disability. The rising rates of disability highlight the need for implementing preventative measures at early stages of the disease, which would especially benefit subjects at high risk for OA development. PURPOSE: To develop a risk prediction tool for moderate-severe OA (TOARP) over 8 years based on subject characteristics, knee radiographs, and MRI data at baseline using data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139095/local-alkylating-chemotherapy-applied-immediately-after-5-ala-guided-resection-of-glioblastoma-does-not-provide-additional-benefit
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William Sage, Mathew Guilfoyle, Catriona Luney, Adam Young, Rohitashwa Sinha, Donatella Sgubin, Joseph H McAbee, Ruichong Ma, Sarah Jefferies, Rajesh Jena, Fiona Harris, Kieren Allinson, Tomasz Matys, Wendi Qian, Thomas Santarius, Stephen Price, Colin Watts
Grade IV glioma is the most common and aggressive primary brain tumour. Gross total resection with 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) guided surgery combined with local chemotherapy (carmustine wafers) is an attractive treatment strategy in these patients. No previous studies have examined the benefit carmustine wafers in a treatment programme of 5-ALA guided resection followed by a temozolomide-based chemoradiotherapy protocol. The objective of this study was to examine the benefit of carmustine wafers on survival in patients undergoing 5-ALA guided resection...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134961/the-impact-of-combinations-of-alcohol-nicotine-and-cannabis-on-dynamic-brain-connectivity
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Victor M Vergara, Barbara J Weiland, Kent Hutchison, Vince D Calhoun
Alcohol, nicotine and cannabis are among the most commonly used drugs. A prolonged and combined use of these substances can alter normal brain wiring in different ways depending on the consumed cocktail mixture. Brain connectivity alterations and their change with time can be assessed using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) because of its spatial and temporal content. Here, we estimated dynamic functional network connectivity (dFNC) as derived from fMRI data to investigate the effects of single or combined use of alcohol, nicotine and cannabis...
November 14, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134163/prognostic-indices-for-predicting-facial-nerve-outcome-following-the-resection-of-large-acoustic-neuromas
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Kurt Grahnke, Jonathan R Garst, Brendan Martin, John P Leonetti, Douglas E Anderson
This study analyzes the simple ratio of anterior-to-posterior extension of large (>2.5 cm) acoustic neuromas relative to the internal auditory canal (ICA; anterior-posterior [A/P] index) as a tool for predicting risk of facial nerve (FN) injury. In total, 105 patients who underwent microsurgical resection for large acoustic neuromas were analyzed retrospectively. House-Brackmann (HB) scores were assessed immediately postoperatively, at 1 month, and at 1 year. Lateral-medial, inferior-superior, A/P, and maximum diameters were measured from preoperative magnetic resonance images...
December 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133704/survival-trends-in-glioma-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-centre
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Ratnadip Bose, Karanjit S Narang, Deepak Bhangale, Rishabh Kedia, Vikas Sharma, Ajaya N Jha
BACKGROUND: Even after decades of research in the field of gliomas, the overall prognosis is still quite dismal. Several factors have been proposed that affect the outcome and survival length of patients with a glioma. Here, we present a series of 471 patients, who underwent surgical resection of their glioma at a tertiary level neurosurgical centre. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We noted retrospective data of patients' age, histological tumor grade, and whether or not intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used, and assessed the survival length of these patients from the day of surgery...
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128915/mri-kinematic-analysis-of-t1-sagittal-motion-between-cervical-flexion-and-extension-positions-in-145-patients
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Koji Tamai, Zorica Buser, Permsak Paholpak, Kittipong Sessumpun, Patrick C Hsieh, Hiroaki Nakamura, Jeffrey C Wang
PURPOSE: Although the T1 vertebra is considered as an important factor of cervical balance, little is known about its motion between flexion and extension. The purpose of present study was to analyze the T1 sagittal motion using kinematic magnetic resonance imaging (kMRI), and to identify factors that relate to T1 sagittal motion. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 145 kMR images taken in weight-bearing neutral, flexion and extension positions. Cervical balance parameters were evaluated in each position...
November 11, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127715/relationship-between-preoperative-breast-mri-and-surgical-treatment-of-non-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Tracy Onega, Julie E Weiss, Martha E Goodrich, Weiwei Zhu, Wendy B DeMartini, Karla Kerlikowske, Elissa Ozanne, Anna N A Tosteson, Louise M Henderson, Diana S M Buist, Karen J Wernli, Sally D Herschorn, Elise Hotaling, Cristina O'Donoghue, Rebecca Hubbard
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: More extensive surgical treatments for early stage breast cancer are increasing. The patterns of preoperative MRI overall and by stage for this trend has not been well established. METHODS: Using Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium registry data from 2010 through 2014, we identified women with an incident non-metastatic breast cancer and determined use of preoperative MRI and initial surgical treatment (mastectomy, with or without contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), reconstruction, and breast conserving surgery ± radiation)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126762/association-between-abnormal-nocturnal-blood-pressure-profile-and-dementia-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Ryota Tanaka, Yasushi Shimo, Kazuo Yamashiro, Takashi Ogawa, Kenya Nishioka, Genko Oyama, Atsushi Umemura, Nobutaka Hattori
BACKGROUND: Circadian blood pressure alterations are frequently observed in Parkinson's disease, but the association between these changes and dementia in the condition remains unclear. Here, we assess the relationship between abnormal nocturnal blood pressure profiles and dementia in Parkinson's disease. METHODS: We enrolled 137 patients with Parkinson's disease, who underwent 24 h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, following cognitive and clinical assessment...
October 20, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125019/the-loss-of-macular-ganglion-cells-begins-from-the-early-stages-of-disease-and-correlates-with-brain-atrophy-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Anna M Pietroboni, Laura Dell'Arti, Michela Caprioli, Marta Scarioni, Tiziana Carandini, Andrea Arighi, Laura Ghezzi, Giorgio G Fumagalli, Milena A De Riz, Paola Basilico, Annalisa Colombi, Eleonora Benatti, Fabio Triulzi, Elio Scarpini, Francesco Viola, Daniela Galimberti
BACKGROUND: The importance of neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS) is increasingly well recognized. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate retinal pathology using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to investigate possible associations between retinal layers' thickness and specific patterns of gray matter volume in patients with a new diagnosis of MS. METHODS: A total of 31 patients underwent OCT scans and brain magnetic resonance imaging. In total, 30 controls underwent the same OCT procedure...
November 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118910/feasibility-of-magnetic-resonance-redox-imaging-at-low-magnetic-field-comparison-at-1-t-and-7-t
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Mizuki Nakamura, Sayaka Shibata, Toshihide Yamasaki, Megumi Ueno, Ikuo Nakanishi, Ken-Ichiro Matsumoto, Tadashi Kamada, Ken-Ichi Yamada, Ichio Aoki
The effect of different static magnetic field strengths, 1 T or 7 T, on the quality of nitroxyl radical-based magnetic resonance redox imaging (MRRI) was examined. A stable nitroxyl radical, 3-methoxycarbonyl-2,2,5,5-tetramethylpyrrolidine-N-oxyl (MC-PROXYL), was used as a T1 contrast agent. Phantoms and animals were scanned at 1 T and 7 T using a similar gradient echo sequence. The quality of T1-weighted images and susceptibility of T1-weighted signals were compared. The nitroxyl radical-based T1-weighted signal enhancement ratio was higher at 1 T compared with at 7 T when the identical phantom was scanned using a similar gradient echo sequence...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107212/distance-dependent-alterations-in-local-functional-connectivity-in-drug-naive-major-depressive-disorder
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Jiajia Zhu, Xiaodong Lin, Chongguang Lin, Chuanjun Zhuo
Previous studies using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have found abnormal functional connectivity in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Yet, effect of distance thresholds on local functional connectivity changes in MDD is largely unknown. Here, we used resting-state fMRI data and functional connectivity strength (FCS) method to test local functional connectivity differences at different distance thresholds between 47 drug-naive patients with MDD and 47 healthy controls...
October 25, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105963/does-the-use-of-pretreatment-mri-change-the-management-of-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer
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James Hlubocky, Sharukh Bhavnagri, Ann Swinford, Carol Mitri, Murray Rebner, Vidya Pai
Breast MRI plays a critical role in the diagnosis and management of breast cancer. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of preoperative breast MRI on the management of a large cohort of breast cancer patients at our institution. This study is a retrospective chart review of all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who underwent preoperative breast MRI at our institution between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2009. 1352 patients comprised the study population. 241 (17.8%) patients underwent a change in surgical management as a result of preoperative MRI...
November 5, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104752/combined-analysis-of-the-safety-of-intra-coronary-drug-delivery-during-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-study-of-three-clinical-trials
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Krishnaraj S Rathod, Stephen Hamshere, Rayomand S Khambata, Mervyn Andiapen, Mark Westwood, Anthony Mathur, Amrita Ahluwalia, Daniel A Jones
Background: The local injection of novel cardioprotective study drugs prior to percutaneous coronary intervention could cause embolisation of thrombus, resulting in increased reperfusion injury and subsequent infarct size. The aim of this study was to assess the safety of the delivery of an intracoronary therapy delivered during primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction prior to the re-establishment of thrombolysis in myocardial infarction III flow. Methods: One hundred sixty-seven patients with acute myocardial infarction successfully reperfused through primary percutaneous coronary intervention and undergoing Cardiac MRI within the first week after reperfusion were studied...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103977/conventional-vs-reduced-field-of-view-diffusion-weighted-imaging-of-the-prostate-comparison-of-image-quality-correlation-with-histology-and-inter-reader-agreement
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Brent A Warndahl, Eric A Borisch, Akira Kawashima, Stephen J Riederer, Adam T Froemming
PURPOSE: To evaluate if Field of view Optimized and Constrained Undistorted Single shot (FOCUS) (GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI) diffusion weighted images (DWI) provide more reliable imaging than conventional DWI, with non-inferior quantitative apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: IRB approval was obtained for this study of 43 patients (44 exams, one patient with two visits) that underwent multiparametric prostate MRI with two DWI sequences and subsequent radical prostatectomy with histology as the gold standard...
November 2, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101614/visual-outcome-after-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-for-hydrocephalus
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Ji-Ho Jung, Yong-Hyun Chai, Shin Jung, In-Young Kim, Woo-Youl Jang, Kyung-Sub Moon, Seul-Kee Kim, Sangjoon Chong, Seung-Ki Kim, Tae-Young Jung
PURPOSE: Hydrocephalus-related symptoms are mostly improved after successful endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV). However, visual symptoms can be different. This study was focused on visual symptoms. We analyzed the magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the orbit and visual outcomes. METHODS: From August 2006 to November 2016, 50 patients with hydrocephalus underwent ETV. The male-to-female ratio was 33:17, and the median age was 61 years (range, 5-74 years). There were 18 pediatric and 32 adult patients...
November 3, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101481/eosinophilic-fasciitis-an-updated-review-on-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Daniel R Mazori, Alisa N Femia, Ruth Ann Vleugels
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: First recognized in 1974, eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) is a fibrosing disorder of the fascia with characteristic cutaneous and hematologic manifestations. This review discusses recent trends in the diagnosis and treatment of EF. RECENT FINDINGS: Although fascial biopsy has classically been considered the gold standard for making a diagnosis of EF, radiologic imaging, particularly magnetic resonance imaging, has been increasingly used for both diagnosis and monitoring of treatment response...
November 4, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099441/mastoid-and-inner-ear-measurements-in-patients-with-meni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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Eric M Sugihara, Alexander L Marinica, Nathan D Vandjelovic, Benjamin M Kelley, Said S Sana, Nicholas E Starkey, Seilesh C Babu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between radiographic temporal bone anatomy of patients with Menière's disease in medically and surgically managed populations versus controls. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Two tertiary referral centers. PATIENTS: Adults older than 18 years with Menière's disease treated with endolymphatic sac decompression (ESD) or medical management (non-ESD) versus controls...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098068/clinical-significance-of-prostate-18-f-labelled-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-on-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-a-five-year-review
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Madhurima R Chetan, Tristan Barrett, Ferdia A Gallagher
AIM: To determine the significance and need for investigation of incidental prostatic uptake in men undergoing (18)F-labelled fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for other indications. METHODS: Hospital databases were searched over a 5-year period for patients undergoing both PET/CT and prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). For the initial analysis, the prostate was divided into six sectors and suspicious or malignant sectors were identified using MRI and histopathology reports respectively...
September 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
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