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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330102/bisphosphonates-intake-and-its-association-with-changes-of-periarticular-bone-area-and-three-dimensional-shape-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative-oai
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Arya Haj-Mirzaian, Ali Guermazi, Frank W Roemer, Mike A Bowes, Philip G Conaghan, Shadpour Demehri
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between bisphosphonate treatment with the change of periarticular bone area and three-dimensional (3D) shape in participants of the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) study. DESIGN: Using propensity score (PS) matching method in females, 48 bisphosphonate users and 105 non-users, who were matched for OA and osteoporosis related factors were included. Baseline and 24-month MRI-based periarticular bone area and 3D shape measurements were used...
January 9, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328001/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-of-saccular-aneurysms-in-a-rabbit-model
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Mark D Meadowcroft, Timothy K Cooper, Sebastian Rupprecht, Thaddeus C Wright, Elizabeth E Neely, Michele Ferenci, Weimin Kang, Qing X Yang, Robert E Harbaugh, James R Connor, James McInerney
OBJECTIVE Intracranial aneurysms are vascular abnormalities associated with neurological morbidity and mortality due to risk of rupture. In addition, many aneurysm treatments have associated risk profiles that can preclude the prophylactic treatment of asymptomatic lesions. Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is a standard treatment for trigeminal neuralgia, tumors, and arteriovenous malformations. Aneurysms associated with arteriovenous malformations have been noted to resolve after treatment of the malformation...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327485/right-left-propensity-of-cardiogenic-cerebral-embolism-in-standard-versus-bovine-aortic-arch-variant
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Menachem Gold, Mojdeh Khamesi, Mangaiyarkkarasi Sivakumar, Vijaya Natarajan, Hooman Motahari, Nicholas Caputo
INTRODUCTION: Left-hemispheric ischemic strokes are more frequent overall and often have a worse outcome than their right-hemispheric counterparts. We hypothesized that the right-left propensity of CE cerebral infarcts differs between patients with standard and bovine arch variants. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all patients with acute stroke of the anterior circulation admitted to our primary stroke center between January 2011 and June 2017 who had moderate- to high-risk cardio-embolic sources according to the SSS-TOAST classification...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325780/longitudinal-atlas-for-normative-human-brain-development-and-aging-over-the-lifespan-using-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping
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Yuyao Zhang, Hongjiang Wei, Matthew J Cronin, Naying He, Fuhua Yan, Chunlei Liu
Longitudinal brain atlases play an important role in the study of human brain development and cognition. Existing atlases are mainly based on anatomical features derived from T1-and T2-weighted MRI. A 4D developmental quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) atlas may facilitate the estimation of age-related iron changes in deep gray matter nuclei and myelin changes in white matter. To this end, group-wise co-registered QSM templates were generated over various age intervals from age 1-83 years old. Registration was achieved by combining both T1-weighted and QSM images...
January 8, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323548/18f-fluorocholine-pet-whole-body-mri-in-the-staging-of-high-risk-prostate-cancer
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Ur Metser, Alejandro Berlin, Jaydeep Halankar, Grainne Murphy, Kartik S Jhaveri, Sangeet Ghai, Noam Tau
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether integrated 18F-fluorocholine (FCH) PET whole-body MRI (PET/WBMRI) depicts lymph node and distant metastases in patients with high-risk prostate cancer more frequently than does conventional staging. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A prospective study included 58 patients with untreated high-risk prostate cancer. After conventional staging (CT and bone scintigraphy), patients underwent FCH PET/WBMRI (n = 10) or FCH PET/CT and WBMRI (n = 48)...
January 11, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322559/cest-dixon-for-human-breast-lesion-characterization-at-3-t-a-preliminary-study
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Shu Zhang, Stephen Seiler, Xinzeng Wang, Ananth J Madhuranthakam, Jochen Keupp, Emily E Knippa, Robert E Lenkinski, Elena Vinogradov
PURPOSE: Chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) MRI for breast lesion characterization is promising. However, artifacts are prone to develop in breast CEST imaging as a result of strong lipid signals. The aims of the study are (i) to develop and validate the CEST-Dixon imaging sequence for simultaneous water-fat separation and B0 mapping; and (ii) use the CEST-Dixon method to characterize suspicious lesions in patients undergoing percutaneous biopsy. METHODS: The gradient-echo multi-echo Dixon acquisition is used to create fat-free CEST and B0 maps...
January 10, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316072/the-impact-of-patient-age-on-breast-cancer-risk-prediction-models
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Suzanne B Coopey, Ahmet Acar, Molly Griffin, Jessica Cintolo-Gonzalez, Alan Semine, Kevin S Hughes
BACKGROUND: The impact of age on breast cancer risk model calculations at the population level has not been well documented. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of formal breast cancer risk assessment in 36 542 females ages 40-84 at a single institution from 02/2007 to 12/2009. Five-year and lifetime breast cancer risks were calculated using Gail, Tyrer-Cuzick version 6 (TC6), Tyrer-Cuzick version 7 (TC7), BRCAPRO, and Claus models. Risk of BRCA mutation was calculated using BRCAPRO, TC6, TC7, and Myriad...
January 8, 2018: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311265/burden-of-dilated-perivascular-spaces-an-emerging-marker-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-is-highly-heritable
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Marie-Gabrielle Duperron, Christophe Tzourio, Muralidharan Sargurupremraj, Bernard Mazoyer, Aïcha Soumaré, Sabrina Schilling, Philippe Amouyel, Ganesh Chauhan, Yi-Cheng Zhu, Stéphanie Debette
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The genetic contribution to dilated perivascular space (dPVS) burden-an emerging MRI marker of cerebral small vessel disease-is unknown. We measured the heritability of dPVS burden and its shared heritability with other MRI markers of cerebral small vessel disease. METHODS: The study sample comprised 1597 participants from the population-based Three City (3C) Dijon Study, with brain MRI and genome-wide genotyping (mean age, 72.8±4.1 years; 61% women)...
January 8, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310867/motor-practice-in-a-force-modulation-task-in-young-and-middle-aged-adults
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Ben Godde, Mireille Trautmann, Peter Erhard, Claudia Voelcker-Rehage
Learning new motor skills is important for everyday life and independent living in older age. While studies on motor sequence learning and motor adaptation revealed age differences that are mostly related to frontal decline with increasing age, data for fine finger force modulation are missing. Twelve young (YA, 18-28 years) and twelve middle-aged older (OA, 55-65 years) adults practiced a force modulation task in precision grip while lying in a 3T MR scanner. Participants followed a sine wave between 5 and 25% of their maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) at a frequency of 0...
December 24, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306644/increasing-utilization-of-emergency-department-neuroimaging-in-medicare-beneficiaries-from-1994-to-2015
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Anand M Prabhakar, Ravi V Gottumukkala, Jennifer Hemingway, Danny R Hughes, Sumir S Patel, Richard Duszak
OBJECTIVE: To assess for changes in emergency department (ED) utilization of neuroimaging in Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from 1994 to 2015. METHODS: Using Medicare Physician Supplier Procedure Summary Master Files, annual ED volumes of head computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), and carotid duplex ultrasound (CDUS) were assessed from 1994 through 2015. Annual volumes of head CT angiography (CTA), neck CTA, head MR angiography (MRA), and neck MRA studies were assessed from 2001 (first year of unique reporting codes) through 2015...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306465/prognostic-significance-of-qrs-fragmentation-and-correlation-with-infarct-size-in-patients-with-anterior-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-insights-from-the-infuse-ami-trial
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Björn Redfors, Ioanna Kosmidou, Aaron Crowley, Akiko Maehara, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Arslan Arif, José M Dizon, Gary S Mintz, Gregg W Stone
BACKGROUND: QRS fragmentation (fQRS) is believed to reflect myocardial scar formation in patients with coronary disease. Whether early formation of fQRS in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is correlated with infarct size and prognosis is unknown. We assessed the prognostic value of fQRS at 60min post-PCI and its correlation with infarct size in patients with anterior STEMI managed with primary PCI. METHODS: The INFUSE-AMI trial enrolled 452 patients with anterior STEMI undergoing primary PCI...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305164/recent-progress-in-asl
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REVIEW
Luis Hernandez-Garcia, Anish Lahiri, Jonas Schollenberger
This article aims to provide the reader with an overview of recent developments in Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) MRI techniques. A great deal of progress has been made in recent years in terms of the SNR and acquisition speed. New strategies have been introduced to improve labeling efficiency, reduce artefacts, and estimate other relevant physiological parameters besides perfusion. As a result, ASL techniques has become a reliable workhorse for researchers as well as clinicians. After a brief overview of the technique's fundamentals, this article will review new trends and variants in ASL including vascular territory mapping and velocity selective ASL, as well as arterial blood volume imaging techniques...
January 2, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296901/low-fetal-hemoglobin-percentage-is-associated-with-silent-brain-lesions-in-adults-with-homozygous-sickle-cell-disease
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David Calvet, Titien Tuilier, Nicolas Mélé, Guillaume Turc, Anoosha Habibi, Nassim Ait Abdallah, Loubna Majhadi, François Hemery, Myriam Edjlali, Frédéric Galacteros, Pablo Bartolucci
Silent white matter changes (WMCs) on brain imaging are common in individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) and are associated with cognitive deficits in children. We investigated the factors predictive of WMCs in adults with homozygous SCD and no history of neurological conditions. Patients were recruited from a cohort of adults with homozygous SCD followed up at an adult sickle cell referral center for which steady-state measurements of biological parameters and magnetic resonance imaging scans of the brain were available...
December 12, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296631/features-of-mri-stromal-enhancement-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-subgroup-analysis-of-the-acrin-6657-i-spy-trial
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Adam Olshen, Denise Wolf, Ella F Jones, David Newitt, Laura van 't Veer, Christina Yau, Laura Esserman, Julia D Wulfkuhle, Rosa I Gallagher, Lisa Singer, Emanuel F Petricoin, Nola Hylton, Catherine C Park
Although the role of cancer-activated stroma in malignant progression has been well investigated, the influence of an activated stroma in therapy response is not well understood. Using retrospective pilot cohorts, we previously observed that MRI detected stromal contrast enhancement was associated with proximity to the tumor and was predictive for relapse-free survival in patients with breast cancer receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Here, to evaluate the association of stromal contrast enhancement to therapy, we applied an advanced tissue mapping technique to evaluate stromal enhancement patterns within 71 patients enrolled in the I-SPY 1 neoadjuvant breast cancer trial...
January 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289987/pelvic-pyomyositis-in-children-changing-trends-in-occurrence-and-management
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Manish Kiran, Saffwan Mohamed, Ashley Newton, Harvey George, Neeraj Garg, Colin Bruce
AIMS: We present the largest series of paediatric pelvic pyomyositis from a temperate country, analyse the factors influencing long term prognosis and suggest a diagnostic protocol. MATERIALS AND METHOD: We included 41 patients diagnosed with primary paediatric pelvic pyomyositis between 1998 and 2016, in this study with a mean age of 7.5 years. Demographic, clinical, radiological and follow-up data were reviewed. Statistical analysis was performed to analyse the influence of early diagnosis and treatment on the final outcome...
December 30, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285698/dynamics-and-sources-of-pharmaceutically-active-compounds-in-a-coastal-mediterranean-river-during-heavy-rains
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Brice Reoyo-Prats, Dominique Aubert, Amélie Sellier, Benoit Roig, Carmen Palacios
Concentrations of pharmaceutically active compounds (PACs) in freshwater systems depend on numerous factors such as land use and hydrometeorological conditions. In the Mediterranean, heavy rain events are of particular importance as they highly influence the concentration of micropollutants found in freshwater and are a source of recurrent first foul flushes due to combined sewer overflows (CSOs). In this study, we seek to assess the dynamics of pharmaceuticals during storm events in coastal Mediterranean rivers at a fine scale and to determine their contribution to multicontamination phenomena owing to CSOs...
December 28, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279945/dysplasia-and-overgrowth-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-pediatric-brain-abnormalities-secondary-to-alterations-in-the-mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-pathway
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REVIEW
Shai Shrot, Misun Hwang, Carl E Stafstrom, Thierry A G M Huisman, Bruno P Soares
The current classification of malformations of cortical development is based on the type of disrupted embryological process (cell proliferation, migration, or cortical organization/post-migrational development) and the resulting morphological anomalous pattern of findings. An ideal classification would include knowledge of biological pathways. It has recently been demonstrated that alterations affecting the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway result in diverse abnormalities such as dysplastic megalencephaly, hemimegalencephaly, ganglioglioma, dysplastic cerebellar gangliocytoma, focal cortical dysplasia type IIb, and brain lesions associated with tuberous sclerosis...
December 26, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278548/the-current-place-of-epilepsy-surgery
#18
Jerome Engel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Three randomized controlled trials demonstrate that surgical treatment is safe and effective for drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE), yet fewer than 1% of patients are referred for surgery. This is a review of recent trends in surgical referral for DRE, and advances in the field. Reasons for continued underutilization are discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent series indicate no increase in surgical referral for DRE over the past two decades. One study suggests that decreased referrals to major epilepsy centers can be accounted for by increased referrals to low-volume nonacademic hospitals where results are poorer, and complication rates higher...
December 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277719/miniature-pig-model-of-human-adolescent-brain-white-matter-development
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Meghann C Ryan, Paul Sherman, Laura M Rowland, S Andrea Wijtenburg, Ashley Acheson, Els Fieremans, Jelle Veraart, Dmitry Novikov, L Elliot Hong, John Sladky, P Dana Peralta, Peter Kochunov, Stephen A McGuire
BACKGROUND: Neuroscience research in brain development and disorders can benefit from an in vivo animal model that portrays normal white matter (WM) development trajectories and has a sufficiently large cerebrum for imaging with human MRI scanners and protocols. NEW METHOD: Twelve three-month-old Sinclair™ miniature pigs (Sus scrofa domestica) were longitudinally evaluated during adolescent development using advanced diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) focused on cerebral WM...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261194/calcium-based-biomaterials-for-diagnosis-treatment-and-theranostics
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REVIEW
Chao Qi, Jing Lin, Lian-Hua Fu, Peng Huang
Calcium-based (CaXs) biomaterials including calcium phosphates, calcium carbonates, calcium silicate and calcium fluoride have been widely utilized in the biomedical field owing to their excellent biocompatibility and biodegradability. In recent years, CaXs biomaterials have been strategically integrated with imaging contrast agents and therapeutic agents for various molecular imaging modalities including fluorescence imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound imaging or multimodal imaging, as well as for various therapeutic approaches including chemotherapy, gene therapy, hyperthermia therapy, photodynamic therapy, radiation therapy, or combination therapy, even imaging-guided therapy...
December 20, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
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