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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328828/the-advantage-of-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-extracranial-vertebral-artery-dissection-two-case-reports
#1
Lijuan Yang, Haitao Ran
RATIONALE: With the rapid development in technology of vascular imaging, the detection of artery dissection is also gradually increasing. Cervical artery dissection, including carotid artery and vertebral artery dissection, is associated in at least 20% of young adult patients with stroke. So, the diagnosis of cervical artery has become a great challenge. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported 2 patients who complained of dizziness and pain, the findings of US confirmed the presence of extracranial vertebral artery dissection...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328693/a-giant-pseudoaneurysm-mimicking-retropharyngeal-abscess-in-a-child
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Rijuneeta Gupta, Sourabha K Patro, Neha Chauhan, Ajay Kumar
Pseudoaneurysms of the cervical internal carotid artery are rare and usually result from trauma, infection, or rarely spontaneously. They harbor potential risk of life-threatening hemorrhage and warrant immediate management. Endovascular treatment in the form of stent placement and coiling is a well established technique for dealing with both intracranial and extracranial pseudoaneurysms. We present a case of a child who presented with fever, neck swelling, dysphagia, and respiratory distress in emergency for which clinical diagnosis of a neck abscess was made...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327941/degree-of-vascular-encasement-in-sphenoid-wing-meningiomas-predicts-postoperative-ischemic-complications
#3
D Jay McCracken, Raymond A Higginbotham, Jason H Boulter, Yuan Liu, John A Wells, Sameer H Halani, Amit M Saindane, Nelson M Oyesiku, Daniel L Barrow, Jeffrey J Olson
BACKGROUND: Sphenoid wing meningiomas (SWMs) can encase arteries of the circle of Willis, increasing their susceptibility to intraoperative vascular injury and severe ischemic complications. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the effect of circumferential vascular encasement in SWM on postoperative ischemia. METHODS: A retrospective review of 75 patients surgically treated for SWM from 2009 to 2015 was undertaken to determine the degree of circumferential vascular encasement (0°-360°) as assessed by preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
January 28, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327144/computational-medical-imaging-and-hemodynamics-framework-for-functional-analysis-and-assessment-of-cardiovascular-structures
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Kelvin K L Wong, Defeng Wang, Jacky K L Ko, Jagannath Mazumdar, Thu-Thao Le, Dhanjoo Ghista
Cardiac dysfunction constitutes common cardiovascular health issues in the society, and has been an investigation topic of strong focus by researchers in the medical imaging community. Diagnostic modalities based on echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, chest radiography and computed tomography are common techniques that provide cardiovascular structural information to diagnose heart defects. However, functional information of cardiovascular flow, which can in fact be used to support the diagnosis of many cardiovascular diseases with a myriad of hemodynamics performance indicators, remains unexplored to its full potential...
March 21, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324941/3-d-registration-on-carotid-artery-imaging-data-mri-for-different-timesteps
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Paschalis A Bizopoulos, Antonis Sakellarios, Lampros K Michalis, Dimitrios D Koutsouris, Dimitrios I Fotiadis
A common problem which is faced by the researchers when dealing with arterial carotid imaging data is the registration of the geometrical structures between different imaging modalities or different timesteps. The use of the "Patient Position" DICOM field is not adequate to achieve accurate results due to the fact that the carotid artery is a relatively small structure and even imperceptible changes in patient position and/or direction make it difficult. While there is a wide range of simple/advanced registration techniques in the literature, there is a considerable number of studies which address the geometrical structure of the carotid artery without using any registration technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323232/suspected-giant-cell-aortitis-from-multiple-aortic-structural-damage-to-fatal-listeria-sepsi-a-case-report
#6
Valeria Silvestri, Giacomo Isernia
Giant cell arteritis ( GCA) is an inflammatory vasculopathy affecting large and middle-sized vessels , specifically cranial arteries derived from carotid artery. Isolated extracranial vessel involvement can occur. Interest in extravascular manifestations is recently increasing because of diffusion of sensitive and specific imaging tools such as 18FDG PET TC . Patients have an increased relative risk of severe infection. Listeria monocytogenes infection risk is increased, and vascular system involvement and graft infection have been, even though rarely, reported...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323231/carotid-endarterectomy-in-the-southern-california-vascular-outcomes-improvement-collaborative
#7
Kaelan Chan, Ahmed Abouzamzam, Karen Woo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine the variation in practice patterns and associated outcomes for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) within the Southern California Vascular Outcomes Improvement Collaborative (So Cal VOICe), a regional quality group of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). METHODS: All cases entered in the CEA registry by the So Cal VOICe were included in the study. RESULTS: From September 2010 through September 2015, 1110 CEA cases were entered by nine centers in the So Cal VOICe...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323181/perioperative-changes-in-cerebral-perfusion-territories-assessed-by-arterial-spin-labeling-magnetic-resonance-imaging-are-associated-with-postoperative-increases-in-cerebral-blood-flow-in-patients-with-carotid-stenosis
#8
Daisuke Yamamoto, Kohkichi Hosoda, Yoshito Uchihashi, Atsushi Fujita, Takashi Sasayama, Masahiko Fujii, Kazuro Sugimura, Masaaki Kohta, Eiji Kohmura
OBJECTIVE: MRI technique known as Territorial ASL (TASL) allows for noninvasive visualization of their perfusion territories. The objective of this study was to use TASL to assess the relationship between perioperative changes in the perfusion territories of ICA and CBF after carotid revascularization. METHODS: In 32 patients, ICA perfusion volume (PV) and CBF were measured before and after CEA/CAS using TASL and SPECT, respectively. ICA flow was measured during CEA before and after reconstruction, using an electromagnetic flowmeter...
March 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322870/painless-bilateral-visual-loss-in-a-33-year-old-woman-with-severe-arterial-hypotension
#9
Olaia Subirà, Silvia Muñoz, Juan José Sánchez, Paloma Puyalto, Andrew G Lee
A 32-year-old woman experienced dizziness and headache for 5 months. She also complained of painless, progressive bilateral visual loss for several weeks. Prior to developing the initial symptoms, she had an uncomplicated pregnancy except for dizziness and systemic hypotension during the first term. Fundus examination disclosed prominent retinal arteries, as well diffuse microaneurysms, widespread intraretinal hemorrhages, and hyperemic optic discs. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple supratentorial white matter lesions suggestive of ischemic strokes...
March 16, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321471/feasibility-of-in-vivo-18-f-florbetaben-pet-mr-imaging-of-human-carotid-amyloid-%C3%AE
#10
Jan Bucerius, Henryk Barthel, Solveig Tiepolt, Peter Werner, Judith C Sluimer, Joachim E Wildberger, Marianne Patt, Swen Hesse, Hermann-Josef Gertz, Erik A L Biessen, Felix M Mottaghy, Osama Sabri
PURPOSE: Amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides are involved in the inflammatory pathology of atherosclerosis. (18)F-Florbetaben is a PET tracer for clinical imaging of cerebral Aβ plaques in Alzheimer's disease (AD). We sought to determine whether specific uptake of (18)F-florbetaben in the carotid arteries can be identified using a fully integrated hybrid PET/MRI system and whether this uptake is associated with clinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. METHODS: Carotid (18)F-florbetaben uptake was quantified as the mean of the maximum target-to-background ratio (meanTBRmax) in 40 cognitively impaired subjects (age 68...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321374/ectopic-pituitary-adenomas-presenting-as-sphenoid-or-clival-lesions-case-series-and-management-recommendations
#11
Bobby A Tajudeen, Edward C Kuan, Nithin D Adappa, Joseph K Han, Rakesh K Chandra, James N Palmer, David W Kennedy, Marilene B Wang, Jeffrey D Suh
Background An ectopic pituitary adenoma presenting as a clival or sphenoid mass is a rare clinical occurrence that may mislead the clinician and result in unnecessary interventions or potential medicolegal consequences. Here, we present one of the largest multi-institutional case series and review the literature with an emphasis on radiological findings and critical preoperative workup. Methods Retrospective chart review. Results Nine patients were identified with ectopic pituitary adenomas of the sphenoid or clivus...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321371/anatomic-variations-in-pituitary-endocrinopathies-implications-for-the-surgical-corridor
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Edward C Kuan, Frederick Yoo, Won Kim, Karam W Badran, Thomas E Heineman, Ali R Sepahdari, Marvin Bergsneider, Marilene B Wang
Objectives/Hypotheses Functioning pituitary adenomas may produce endocrinopathies such as acromegaly and Cushing syndrome. Both conditions lead to characteristic anatomic variations as a result of hormonally induced abnormal soft tissue deposition. We evaluate the anatomic differences between acromegalics and Cushing disease patients and compare these dimensions to controls. Design Radiographic review of preoperative magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the pituitary gland. Setting Tertiary academic medical center...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319050/extracellular-matrix-proteomics-identifies-molecular-signature-of-symptomatic-carotid-plaques
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Sarah R Langley, Karin Willeit, Athanasios Didangelos, Ljubica Perisic Matic, Philipp Skroblin, Javier Barallobre-Barreiro, Mariette Lengquist, Gregor Rungger, Alexander Kapustin, Ludmilla Kedenko, Chris Molenaar, Ruifang Lu, Temo Barwari, Gonca Suna, Xiaoke Yin, Bernhard Iglseder, Bernhard Paulweber, Peter Willeit, Joseph Shalhoub, Gerard Pasterkamp, Alun H Davies, Claudia Monaco, Ulf Hedin, Catherine M Shanahan, Johann Willeit, Stefan Kiechl, Manuel Mayr
BACKGROUND: The identification of patients with high-risk atherosclerotic plaques prior to the manifestation of clinical events remains challenging. Recent findings question histology- and imaging-based definitions of the "vulnerable plaque," necessitating an improved approach for predicting onset of symptoms. METHODS: We performed a proteomics comparison of the vascular extracellular matrix and associated molecules in human carotid endarterectomy specimens from 6 symptomatic versus 6 asymptomatic patients to identify a protein signature for high-risk atherosclerotic plaques...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318958/the-association-between-carotid-artery-atherosclerosis-and-silent-brain-infarction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Caitlin Finn, Ashley E Giambrone, Gino Gialdini, Diana Delgado, Hediyeh Baradaran, Hooman Kamel, Ajay Gupta
BACKGROUND: Carotid atherosclerosis is responsible for ~20% of ischemic strokes, but it is unclear whether carotid disease is associated with the presence of downstream silent brain infarction (SBI). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to study the relationship between SBI and 2 separate manifestations of carotid atherosclerosis, carotid intima-media thickening (IMT) and luminal stenosis. METHODS: Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid Embase, and the Cochrane Library Database were searched with an additional search of references and citing articles of target studies...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318887/multi-focus-beamforming-for-thermal-strain-imaging-using-a-single-ultrasound-linear-array-transducer
#15
Man M Nguyen, Xuan Ding, Steven A Leers, Kang Kim
Ultrasound-induced thermal strain imaging (TSI) has been used successfully to identify lipid- and water-based tissues in atherosclerotic plaques in some research settings. However, TSI faces several challenges to be realized in clinics. These challenges include motion artifacts and displacement tracking accuracy, as well as limited heating capability, which contributes to low thermal strain signal-to-noise ratio, and a limited field of view. Our goal was to address the challenge in heating tissue in TSI. Current TSI systems use separate heating and imaging transducers, which require physical alignment of the heating and imaging beams and result in a bulky setup that limits in vivo operation...
March 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317160/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-vs-b-mode-ultrasound-for-visualization-of-intima-media-thickness-and-detection-of-plaques-in-human-carotid-arteries
#16
Benoy N Shah, Navtej S Chahal, Jaspal S Kooner, Roxy Senior
BACKGROUND: Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque are recognized markers of increased risk for cerebrovascular events. Accurate visualization of the IMT and plaques is dependent upon image quality. Ultrasound contrast agents improve image quality during echocardiography-this study assessed whether contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) improves carotid IMT visualization and plaque detection in an asymptomatic population. METHODS & RESULTS: Individuals free from known cardiovascular disease, enrolled in a community study, underwent B-mode and CEUS carotid imaging...
March 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315799/venous-phase-timing-does-not-predict-spect-results-during-balloon-test-occlusion-of-the-internal-carotid-artery
#17
Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Sumedh S Shah, Racheal I Wolfson, Sudheer Ambekar, Dileep R Yavagal, Mohamed S Elhammady, Eric C Peterson
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of venous phase timing when compared to Technetium-99m Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) during angiographic balloon test occlusion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and subsequent sacrifice of the ICA. METHODS: Fifty-six patients underwent formal BTO from April 2008, to February 2014, at our institution. Venous phase timing was calculated for each patient. SPECT imaging for each patient was interpreted by the nuclear medicine radiologist...
March 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314627/n-%C3%AE%C2%B5-carboxymethyl-lysine-concentration-in-debris-from-carotid-artery-stenting-correlates-independently-with-signal-intensity-on-t1-weighted-black-blood-magnetic-resonance-images
#18
Ayumu Eto, Noriyuki Sakata, Ryoji Nagai, Jun-Ichi Shirakawa, Ritsurou Inoue, Fumiaki Kiyomi, Kouhei Nii, Hiroshi Aikawa, Minoru Iko, Masanori Tsutsumi, Kimiya Sakamoto, Fumihiro Hiraoka, Takahumi Mitsutake, Hayatsura Hanada, Kiyoshi Kazekawa
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Because magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) focuses on the morphological characteristics of carotid artery plaques, its diagnostic value with respect to plaque vulnerability is limited. We examined the correlation between N(ε)-(carboxymethyl)lysine (CML), a main chemical structure of advanced glycation end-products, and the vulnerability of plaques visualized on MRI scans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 43 patients who had undergone carotid artery stenting (CAS) for carotid artery stenosis; all underwent MRI studies, including black-blood MRI and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306334/impact-of-prone-supine-and-oblique-patient-positioning-on-cbct-image-quality-contrast-to-noise-ratio-and-figure-of-merit-value-in-the-maxillofacial-region
#19
Juha Koivisto, Maureen van Eijnatten, Jorma Järnstedt, Kirsi Holli-Helenius, Prasun Dastidar, Jan Wolff
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of supine, prone and oblique patient imaging positions on the image quality, contrast-to-noise ratio and figure of merit value in the maxillofacial region using a cone beam computed tomography scanner. Furthermore, the CBCT supine images were compared to supine MSCT images. METHODS: One fresh frozen cadaver head was scanned in prone, supine and oblique imaging positions using a mobile CBCT scanner. MSCT images of the head were acquired in a supine position...
March 17, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304220/high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques-a-correlation-study-with-histopathology
#20
Zhangyong Xia, Hua Yang, Xiaochun Yuan, Jiyue Wang, Shigang Zhang, Liyong Zhang, Yang Qu, Jun Chen, Liqun Jiao, Le-Xin Wang, Yifeng Du
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to utilize high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the characteristics of stable and vulnerable carotid arteriosclerotic plaques, with correlations to histopathological findings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: High-resolution MRI was performed in 817 patients, using three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography. Plaque composition was evaluated by measuring the areas occupied by calcification, a lipid-rich necrotic core, intra-plaque haemorrhage, and fibrous cap rupture...
March 17, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
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